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#1
Maiju Pankakoski, Sirpa Heinävaara, Tytti Sarkeala, Ahti Anttila
Objective Regular screening and follow-up is an important key to cervical cancer prevention; however, screening inevitably detects mild or borderline abnormalities that would never progress to a more severe stage. We analysed the cumulative probability and recurrence of cervical abnormalities in the Finnish organized screening programme during a 22-year follow-up. Methods Screening histories were collected for 364,487 women born between 1950 and 1965. Data consisted of 1 207,017 routine screens and 88,143 follow-up screens between 1991 and 2012...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039935/a-systematic-model-improves-hepatitis-c-virus-birth-cohort-screening-in-hospital-based-primary-care
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Aparna Goel, Jennifer Sanchez, Lismeiry Paulino, Colin Feuille, Jonathan Arend, Brijen Shah, Douglas Dieterich, Ponni V Perumalswami
Despite national and local governing board recommendations in the United States of America to perform an HCV screening test in baby boomers, screening rates remain low. Our goal was to study the impact of an HCV screening and link to care program with patient navigation in two New York City primary care practices. This was a two-year prospective study of patients born between 1945-1965 ("baby boomers") with encounters at two primary care practices at the Mount Sinai Hospital between November 1, 2013 and November 30, 2015...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036115/development-and-validation-of-a-real-time-reverse-transcriptase-pcr-assay-for-sensitive-detection-of-sftsv
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Peibin Zeng, Zhendong Yang, Sonia Bakkour, Bingjun Wang, Shuli Qing, Jingxing Wang, Limin Chen, Michael Busch, Hua Shan, Jing Liu, Tzong-Hae Lee
BACKGROUND: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome bunyavirus (SFTSV) is an emerging tick-borne RNA virus recently identified as the pathogen that causes severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) in China. The existing commercial nucleic acid testing (comNAT) assay with a relatively high claimed limit of quantitative detection (LOQD) is not capable of sensitive detection and quantitation of SFTSV. Thus, a new real-time reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR assay with improved sensitivity is needed for clinical diagnosis; it could also be used to screen blood donors if necessary...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035158/screening-and-purification-of-catechins-from-underutilized-tea-plant-parts-and-their-bioactivity-studies
#4
Ajay Rana, Eshita Sharma, Kiran Rawat, Ranjana Sharma, Sarika Verma, Yogendra Padwad, Ashu Gulati
Comparative investigation of major phytoconstituents was performed from various parts of tea plant viz. apical bud, subtending 1st-5th leaf, stem, coarse leaves, flowers, fruits and roots. From the results of comparative RP-HPLC-DAD analysis it was found that underutilized tea parts especially coarse leaves, flowers and fruits contains abundant amount of phenolics (17.5%) and catechins (4-5%). From these underutilized tea plant parts the catechins were extracted and purified and then screened for their anticancer, immunomodulatory effect and antimicrobial activity against food borne pathogens...
November 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011724/toxicity-and-synergistic-activities-of-chalcones-against-aedes-aegypti-diptera-culicidae-and-drosophila-melanogaster-diptera-drosophilidae
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Aaron D Gross, Nurhayat Tabanca, Rafique Islam, Abbas Ali, Ikhlas A Khan, Zafer A Kaplancikli, Mehlika D Altintop, Ahmet Ozdemir, Jeffrey R Bloomquist
Mosquito-borne illnesses are of great concern throughout the world, and chemical insecticides are commonly employed to decrease mosquito populations. However, the developmental insecticide pipeline for vector control has primarily been filled by repurposed agricultural products, and is hampered by their widespread use and insecticide resistance. The present study was performed in the search for new chemical insecticides or insecticide synergists. Screening of 31 chalcone analogs was performed using Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) first-instar larval toxicity assay, and oral feeding to Drosophila melanogaster's proper authority should be (Meigen)...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005477/correlates-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-the-targeted-testing-program-of-the-new-york-city-jail-system
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Matthew J Akiyama, Fatos Kaba, Zachary Rosner, Howard Alper, Aimee Kopolow, Alain H Litwin, Homer Venters, Ross MacDonald
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to understand predictors of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody positivity in a large urban jail system in New York City. METHODS: We examined demographic characteristics, risk behaviors, and HCV antibody prevalence among 10 790 jail inmates aged 16 to 86 who were screened from June 13, 2013, to June 13, 2014, based on birth cohort or conventional high-risk criteria. We used logistic regression analysis to determine predictors of HCV antibody positivity...
January 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001100/content-validity-of-patient-reported-outcome-instruments-used-with-pediatric-patients-with-facial-differences-a-systematic-review
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Natasha M Wickert, Karen W Y Wong Riff, Mark Mansour, Christopher R Forrest, Timothy E E Goodacre, Andrea L Pusic, Anne F Klassen
OBJECTIVE:   The aim of this systematic review was to identify patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments used in research with children/youth with conditions associated with facial differences to identify the health concepts measured. DESIGN:   MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched from 2004 to 2016 to identify PRO instruments used in acne vulgaris, birthmarks, burns, ear anomalies, facial asymmetries, and facial paralysis patients. We performed a content analysis whereby the items were coded to identify concepts and categorized as positive or negative content or phrasing...
December 21, 2016: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965258/a-new-autoinflammatory-and-autoimmune-syndrome-associated-with-nlrp1-mutations-naiad-nlrp1-associated-autoinflammation-with-arthritis-and-dyskeratosis
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Sylvie Grandemange, Elodie Sanchez, Pascale Louis-Plence, Frédéric Tran Mau-Them, Didier Bessis, Christine Coubes, Eric Frouin, Marieke Seyger, Manon Girard, Jacques Puechberty, Valérie Costes, Michel Rodière, Aurélia Carbasse, Eric Jeziorski, Pierre Portales, Guillaume Sarrabay, Michel Mondain, Christian Jorgensen, Florence Apparailly, Esther Hoppenreijs, Isabelle Touitou, David Geneviève
OBJECTIVES: Inflammasomes are multiprotein complexes that sense pathogens and trigger biological mechanisms to control infection. Nucleotide-binding oligomerisation domain-like receptor (NLR) containing a PYRIN domain 1 (NLRP1), NLRP3 and NLRC4 plays a key role in this innate immune system by directly assembling in inflammasomes and regulating inflammation. Mutations in NLRP3 and NLRC4 are linked to hereditary autoinflammatory diseases, whereas polymorphisms in NLRP1 are associated with autoimmune disorders such as vitiligo and rheumatoid arthritis...
December 13, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939149/kinetics-of-maternally-derived-antibodies-upon-intramuscular-vaccination-against-classical-swine-fever-with-suvaxyn-%C3%A2-csf-marker-cp7_e2alf
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Charlotte Schröder, Carolin Dräger, Andrea Aebischer, Lisa Dähnert, Christiane Breidenstein, Svenja Mamerow, Simone Leidenberger, Martin Beer, Sandra Blome
Classical swine fever (CSF) remains one of the most important viral diseases that impact on sustainable pig production world wide. To control the disease in either endemic situations or in case of large, high-impact contingencies, safe and highly efficacious live attenuated vaccines exist since decades. However, until recently, the available live vaccines did not allow a serological marker concept that would be important to circumvent long-term trade restrictions. Recently, a new live attenuated marker vaccine, Suvaxyn(®) CSF Marker (Zoetis), was licensed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)...
November 30, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918754/interventions-to-improve-rates-of-successful-extubation-in-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kristin N Ferguson, Calum T Roberts, Brett J Manley, Peter G Davis
Importance: Clinicians aim to extubate preterm infants as early as possible, to minimize the risks of mechanical ventilation. Extubation is often unsuccessful owing to lung disease or inadequate respiratory drive. Objective: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions to improve rates of successful extubation in preterm infants. Data Sources: Searches were undertaken in PubMed and The Cochrane Library. Study Selection: The review was conducted using the methods of the Cochrane Collaboration and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
December 5, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911694/seroprevalence-of-babesia-microti-in-individuals-with-lyme-disease
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Sabino R Curcio, Laurel P Tria, Azad L Gucwa
INTRODUCTION: Babesiosis is an emerging tick-borne disease (TBD) caused by Babesia microti, an intracellular parasite of red blood cells. Currently, it is the highest ranked pathogen transmitted by blood transfusion. Most healthy individuals infected with B. microti are asymptomatic, but may be at risk for chronic infection. Similar to Lyme disease transmitted by Borrelia burgdorferi, B. microti is spread by Ixodes scapularis ticks. The rate of coinfection with these TBDs in humans is unclear as most studies have focused their prevalence in ticks or rodent reservoirs...
December 2016: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900477/the-influence-of-seasonality-and-manufacturer-kit-lot-changes-on-17%C3%AE-hydroxyprogesterone-measurements-and-referral-rates-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-newborns
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Melissa Pearce, Erin Dauerer, A Gregory DiRienzo, Michele Caggana, Norma P Tavakoli
: Newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is performed by measuring the concentration of 17α-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) in dried blood spots. Unfortunately, the level of 17-OHP varies due to multiple factors, and therefore, the false positive rate for the test is a challenge. We analyzed screening data from 2007 to 2015 to determine the effect of seasonal changes and manufacturer kit lot changes on 17-OHP values and on numbers of infants referred. Data from screening 2...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898265/prospects-for-biological-soil-borne-disease-control-application-of-indigenous-versus-synthetic-microbiomes
#13
Mark Mazzola, Shiri Freilich
Biological disease control of soil-borne plant diseases has traditionally employed the biopesticide approach whereby single strains or strain mixtures are introduced into production systems through inundative/inoculative release. The approach has significant barriers that have long been recognized, including a generally limited spectrum of target pathogens for any given biocontrol agent andinadequate colonization of the host rhizosphere, which can plague progress in the utilization of this resource in commercial field-based crop production systems...
November 29, 2016: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894847/pcr-screening-of-tick-borne-agents-in-sensitive-conservation-areas-southeast-portugal
#14
Maria Margarida Santos-Silva, Pedro Melo, Nuno Santos, Sandra Antunes, Luís Raposo Duarte, Joana Ferrolho, Natacha Milhano, Patrícia Tavares Santos, Ana Domingos, Ana Sofia Santos
The Southeast region of Portugal, particularly the Guadiana valley, is currently the reintroduction territory of Lynx pardinus (Iberian lynx), one of the most endangered felids in the world that is only found in the Iberian Peninsula. Over the last century, populations have declined, placing L. pardinus at extremely high risk of extinction in the wild and relying on reintroduction projects. Among the aspects taken into account in the establishment of new populations is the sanitary status of the selected habitats, especially concerning infectious diseases, including tick-borne pathogens (TBPs)...
November 25, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871325/impact-of-placental-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-infection-on-the-cameroonian-maternal-and-neonate-s-plasma-levels-of-some-cytokines-known-to-regulate-t-cells-differentiation-and-function
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Jean Claude Djontu, Stalone Siewe Siewe, Yolande Delphine Mpeke Edene, Benderli Christine Nana, Edwige Vanessa Chomga Foko, Jude Daiga Bigoga, Rose F G Leke, Rosette Megnekou
BACKGROUND: The impact of placental malaria (PM) infection on the expression profile of some cytokines known to regulate T cell differentiation and function and their influence on birth weight remain unclear. Moreover, there are no reports showing the relationship between PM and IL-27 or IL-28A. This study therefore sought to investigate whether placental P. falciparum infection alters the expression profile of the cytokines IL-28A, IL-27, IL-17E and IL-6 in mothers and their new born...
November 21, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862959/understanding-zika-virus
#16
John S Murray
PURPOSE: This article describes what pediatric healthcare professionals should know about Zika virus (ZIKV). LITERATURE REVIEW: ZIKV is classified as an arthropod-borne, single-stranded RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family and genus Flavivirus. ZIKV is not new. The virus was first discovered almost 70 years ago in Uganda. The first isolate of the virus was found in rhesus monkeys in the Zika Forrest, hence the nomenclature. The primary route of ZIKV transmission to humans is through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito-primarily Aedes aegypti...
November 9, 2016: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833518/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-subgingival-bacteria-in-predicting-preterm-birth-a-pilot-cohort-study
#17
Khalid S Hassan, Maha M El Tantawi, Adel S Alagl, Amani M Alnimr, Yasmeen A Haseeb
OBJECTIVE: Preterm birth (PTB) increases the risk of adverse outcomes for new born infants. Subgingival bacteria are implicated in causing PTB. The aim of the present study was to assess the accuracy of some subgingival gram positive and gram negative bacteria detected by routine lab procedures in predicting PTB. METHODOLOGY: Pregnant Saudi women (n= 170) visiting King Fahad hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, were included in a pilot cohort study. Plaque was collected in the 2(nd) trimester and screened for subgingival anaerobes using Vitek2...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829359/selection-of-streptomyces-against-soil-borne-fungal-pathogens-by-a-standardized-dual-culture-assay-and-evaluation-of-their-effects-on-seed-germination-and-plant-growth
#18
Andrea Kunova, Maria Bonaldi, Marco Saracchi, Cristina Pizzatti, Xiaoyulong Chen, Paolo Cortesi
BACKGROUND: In the search for new natural resources for crop protection, streptomycetes are gaining interest in agriculture as plant growth promoting bacteria and/or biological control agents. Because of their peculiar life cycle, in which the production of secondary metabolites is synchronized with the development of aerial hyphae and sporulation, the commonly used methods to screen for bacterial antagonists need to be adapted. RESULTS: The dual culture assay was standardized in terms of inoculation timing of Streptomyces antagonist and pathogen, and growth rate of different fungal pathogens...
November 9, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821451/phase-i-clinical-trial-results-of-auranofin-a-novel-antiparasitic-agent
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Edmund V Capparelli, Robin Bricker-Ford, M John Rogers, James H McKerrow, Sharon L Reed
Under an NIH priority to identify new drugs to treat class B parasitic agents, we performed high-throughput screens, which identified the activity of auranofin (Ridaura) against Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia intestinalis, major causes of water- and foodborne outbreaks. Auranofin, an orally administered, gold (Au)-containing compound that was approved by the FDA in 1985 for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, was effective in vitro and in vivo against E. histolytica and both metronidazole-sensitive and -resistant strains of Giardia We now report the results of an NIH-sponsored phase I trial to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) and safety of auranofin in healthy volunteers using modern techniques to measure gold levels...
January 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820837/estimating-the-burden-of-chagas-disease-in-the-united-states
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Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Chukwuemeka A Umeh, Susan P Montgomery, Veronika J Wirtz
BACKGROUND: In recent years, there has been growing awareness of the significant burden of Chagas disease in the United States (US). However, epidemiological data on both prevalence and access to care for this disease are limited. The objective of this study is to provide an updated national estimate of Chagas disease prevalence, the first state-level estimates of cases of T. cruzi infection in the US and to analyze these estimates in the context of data on confirmed cases of infection in the US blood supply...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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