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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316106/chironomus-riparius-diptera-genome-sequencing-reveals-the-impact-of-minisatellite-transposable-elements-on-population-divergence
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Ann-Marie Oppold, Hanno Schmidt, Marcel Rose, Sören Lukas Hellmann, Florian Dolze, Fabian Ripp, Bettina Weich, Urs Schmidt-Ott, Erwin Schmidt, Robert Kofler, Thomas Hankeln, Markus Pfenninger
Active transposable elements (TEs) may result in divergent genomic insertion and abundance patterns among conspecific populations. Upon secondary contact, such divergent genetic backgrounds can theoretically give rise to classical Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities (DMI), thus contributing to the evolution of endogenous genetic barriers and eventually cause population divergence. We investigated differential TE abundance among conspecific populations of the non-biting midge Chironomus riparius and evaluated their potential role in causing endogenous genetic incompatibilities between these populations...
March 18, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286813/risk-factors-of-non-fatal-unintentional-home-injuries-among-children-under-5-years-old-a-population-based-study
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Sedigheh Nouhjah, Sharareh R Niakan Kalhori, Azadeh Saki
INTRODUCTION: In addition to the annual mortality rate, unintentional home injury may result in temporary or permanent disability and requires medical attention and continuous care in millions of children. This study aimed to explore features and risk factors of these injuries. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, demographic variables and epidemiologic pattern of home injuries among children under 5 years of age were collected via a population-based survey in seven main cities of Khuzestan province, southwest Iran, during September 2011 to December 2012...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277089/injecting-rabies-immunoglobulin-rig-into-wounds-only-a-significant-saving-of-lives-and-costly-rig
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Omesh Kumar Bharti, Shampur Narayan Madhusudana, Henry Wilde
An increasing number of dog bite victims were being presented to public hospitals in Himachal Pradesh in 2014 amidst virtual non availability of any rabies immunoglobulin (RIG). Only a small quantity of equine rabies immunoglobulin (eRIG) was available from the government owned Central Research Institute (CRI) Kasauli. This available eRIG was used in 269 patients as an emergency response and only for local infiltration of severe bite wounds by suspected rabid dogs. This was followed by rabies vaccination, using the WHO approved intra-dermal Thai Red Cross Society vaccination schedule...
February 22, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274585/factors-associated-with-canine-resource-guarding-behaviour-in-the-presence-of-dogs-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-dog-owners
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Jacquelyn A Jacobs, Jason B Coe, David L Pearl, Tina M Widowski, Lee Niel
Resource guarding (RG) involves the use of specific behaviour patterns to control access to an item of potential "value" (as perceived by the dog), and can be expressed in the presence of various animals, including other dogs. The current study aimed to identify factors associated with RG patterns expressed around other dogs. Dog owners (n=3068) were recruited through social media to answer questions regarding dog- and household-related factors, as well as their dog's current and past behaviour around resources in the presence of other dogs...
February 20, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274054/occlusal-traits-of-primary-dentition-among-pre-school-children-of-mehsana-district-north-gujarat-india
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Shoba Fernandes, Dhvani Gordhanbhai Patel, Eraveni Ranadheer, Jayasudha Kalgudi, Jaysukh Santokì, Shaila Chaudhary
INTRODUCTION: Aesthetic and functional problems in the dentofacial complex among children are often attributed to the disturbances in the dentofacial growth and development. This can be recognized during routine dental visits. This study pursued to assess the occlusion of the primary dentition in three to five-year-old children. AIM: To study the occlusal traits of the primary dentition in a group of three to five-year-old North Gujarat children of Mehsana district and the variation in their occlusion relative to age and gender in the same group...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273338/prevalence-of-type-i-sensitization-to-alpha-gal-in-forest-service-employees-and-hunters
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Jörg Fischer, Elena Lupberger, Johanna Hebsaker, Gunnar Blumenstock, Elisabeth Aichinger, Amir S Yazdi, Doris Reick, Rainer Oehme, Tilo Biedermann
BACKGROUND: The production of IgE molecules specific to the carbohydrate galactose-α-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal) is known to induce delayed anaphylaxis against mammalian meat. Tick bites constitute the primary sensitization source, as ticks transfer alpha-gal in their saliva to a host during a bite. The reported prevalence of alpha-gal-specific IgE (alpha-gal-sIgE) positivity varies between different populations from diverse geographic regions. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of alpha-gal-sIgE positivity in a population of forest service employees who are highly exposed to ticks in comparison with a residential population and a historic sample...
March 8, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267215/diagnostic-procedures-employed-by-dental-practitioners-in-australia-with-a-focus-on-endodontic-diagnostic-procedures
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A S J Tan, G W Bennett, J C W Tan, P V Abbott
INTRODUCTION: An accurate diagnosis is the foundation for determining prognosis and appropriate management. This study adds to pre-existing (albeit limited) evidence by exploring the use of diagnostic techniques amongst dental practitioners. AIMS: To identify the availability, usage and clinician preference for specific diagnostic tests. A secondary aim was to investigate the use of diagnostic tests for common clinical scenarios. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was distributed online to dental practitioners registered with the Australian Dental Association...
March 7, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266685/orthodontic-treatment-need-of-austrian-schoolchildren-in-the-mixed-dentition-stage
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Otto Steinmassl, Patricia-Anca Steinmassl, Anna Schwarz, Adriano Crismani
Malocclusal traits can impair dental health and aesthetical appearance. The index of orthodontic treatment need (IOTN) identifies the patients who benefit the most from orthodontic treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the malocclusion frequencies and the orthodontic treatment need among Austrian children in the mixed dentition stage, since there is no pre-existing data from Austria. In the present study, 157 children aged between 8 and 10 years were examined. Following an anamnesis questionnaire, which included a question about the parents’ perceived treatment need, the children were examined clinically and dental impressions were taken...
2017: Swiss Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256692/-orofacial-alterations-and-surface-electromyography-in-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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V Rosell-Clari
INTRODUCTION: Surface electromyography has become a widely used technique for measuring the activity of different muscle groups. Although the reliability and validity of the technique are discussed, there is an important body of scientific literature that defends the use of this technique. AIM: To present through a case study, the two basic uses of surface electromyography: the measurement of orofacial muscular activity and use it as biofeedback modulator of the muscular activity itself...
February 24, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215858/molecular-survey-of-dirofilaria-immitis-and-dirofilaria-repens-by-new-real-time-taqman-%C3%A2-pcr-assay-in-dogs-and-mosquitoes-diptera-culicidae-in-corsica-france
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Djamel Tahir, Fadi Bittar, Hélène Barré-Cardi, Doudou Sow, Mustapha Dahmani, Oleg Mediannikov, Didier Raoult, Bernard Davoust, Philippe Parola
Dirofilaria immitis and D. repens are filarioid nematodes of animals and humans, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Domestic and wild canids are a major natural host and reservoir for these parasites. In this study, we designed a duplex real-time PCR protocol targeting the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene, detecting both D. immitis and D. repens using two primer pairs and two Dirofilaria-specific hydrolysable probes. The sensitivity and specificity of the primers and probes were tested in both experimental and naturally infected samples...
February 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209011/non-surgical-management-of-skeletal-class-iii-malocclusion-with-bilateral-posterior-crossbite-a-case-report
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Lalima Kumari, Kamal Nayan
A 16-year-old female patient with skeletal Class III malocclusion and bilateral posterior cross bite complaining of difficulty in chewing was treated orthodontically without surgery (camouflage treatment). The treatment comprised of fixed orthodontic treatment with MBT prescription (0.022˝×0.028˝ slot) using quad helix appliance for bilateral expansion of maxillary arch and Class III elastics for occlusal correction. Post-treatment records showed normal overbite and overjet with acceptable occlusion. So with this treatment strategy of expanding the maxillary arch using a quad helix appliance and use of Class III elastics, we achieved a good result with optimal occlusion...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193261/prevalence-of-dengue-and-diversity-of-cultivable-bacteria-in-vector-aedes-aegypti-l-from-two-dengue-endemic-districts-kanchanpur-and-parsa-of-nepal
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Srinivas Thapa, Narayan Dutt Pant, Rojina Shrestha, Ganga Gc, Bidya Shrestha, Basu Dev Pandey, Ishan Gautam
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever, an endemic arboviral disease, represents one of the major public health concerns in Nepal. It is transmitted by bites of infected Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, the former being primary vector. The bacterial community plays a significant role in biology of mosquitoes; however, the bacterial communities of primary vector A. aegypti remain unstudied in Nepal. The study was designed to determine the rate of dengue seropositivity and to explore the bacterial diversity of A...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183299/avidity-of-anti-malarial-antibodies-inversely-related-to-transmission-intensity-at-three-sites-in-uganda
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Isaac Ssewanyana, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Joaniter I Nankabirwa, Adoke Yeka, Richard Sullivan, Moses R Kamya, Philip J Rosenthal, Grant Dorsey, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Chris Drakeley, Bryan Greenhouse, Kevin K A Tetteh
BACKGROUND: People living in malaria endemic areas acquire protection from severe malaria quickly, but protection from clinical disease and control of parasitaemia is acquired only after many years of repeated infections. Antibodies play a central role in protection from clinical disease; however, protective antibodies are slow to develop. This study sought to investigate the influence of Plasmodium falciparum exposure on the acquisition of high-avidity antibodies to P. falciparum antigens, which may be associated with protection...
February 10, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181393/blepharocheilodontic-bcd-syndrome-new-insights-on-craniofacial-and-dental-features
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Wael Awadh, Anu Kiukkonen, Pekka Nieminen, Sirpa Arte, Kirsti Hurmerinta, David P Rice
Blepharocheilodontic (BCD) syndrome is a rare condition characterized by bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP), eyelid abnormalities, and oligodontia. Despite orofacial clefting and oligodontia being central features of the condition, detailed reports of dental and craniofacial characteristics are scarce. The aim of this study was to analyze the dental and craniofacial features in a group of patients with BCD syndrome (three of which were related). Cephalometric radiographic analyses were performed on BCD syndrome patients (all radiographs taken at age 8 years) and compared to 40 randomly selected age-matched controls (20 non-syndromic BCLP, 20 non-cleft)...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135660/simian-immunodeficiency-virus-seroreactivity-in-inhabitants-from-rural-cameroon-frequently-in-contact-with-non-human-primates
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Claudia Filippone, Fabienne de Oliveira, Edouard Betsem, Laura Schaeffer, Arnaud Fontanet, Veronique Lemée, Antoine Gessain, Jean-Christophe Plantier
Central African tropical forests are home to several species of non-human primates (NHPs), infected by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV). It is well-known that HIV-1 epidemic is due to cross-transmission and adaptation of SIV to humans. The main goal of this work was to investigate if a NHP bite is a risk factor for SIV acquisition. A cross-sectional study was performed in rural Cameroon on 246 bitten individuals (mostly by adult NHPs), matched, according to sex, age, and ethnicity (Bantus and Pygmies), with an equal number of not-bitten subjects...
March 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127538/cone-beam-computed-tomography-for-the-assessment-of-root-crown-ratios-of-the-maxillary-and-mandibular-incisors-in-a-korean-population
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Sung-Hwan Choi, Jung-Suk Kim, Cheol-Soon Kim, Hyung-Seog Yu, Chung-Ju Hwang
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective, cross-sectional study aimed to establish reference data for normal crown and root lengths and the root-crown ratios (R/C ratios) for the mature maxillary and mandibular incisors in a Korean population by using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS: We included 672 Korean patients (141 men and 531 women; mean age, 27.2 ± 7.7 years) who underwent CBCT examinations during various dental treatments. Crown and root lengths and the R/C ratios of the maxillary and mandibular incisors were measured using CBCT data, which were analyzed to detect significant differences between demographic factors as well as sagittal and vertical skeletal or occlusal relationships...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117644/escape-rates-and-biting-histories-of-dogs-confined-to-their-owner-s-property-through-the-use-of-various-containment-methods
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Nicole S Starinsky, Linda K Lord, Meghan E Herron
OBJECTIVE To determine escape rates for dogs confined to their owner's property by various containment methods and determine whether biting history was associated with containment method. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SAMPLE 974 owners of 1,053 dogs. PROCEDURES Individuals patronizing pet stores in Columbus, Ohio, were recruited to complete a survey on the method they used to confine their dogs to their property and their dogs' behavior history. RESULTS Dogs were confined to their owner's property by a physical fence (821/1,053 [78...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103209/west-nile-virus-and-other-nationally-notifiable-arboviral-diseases-united-states-2015
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Elisabeth Krow-Lucal, Nicole P Lindsey, Jennifer Lehman, Marc Fischer, J Erin Staples
Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are transmitted to humans primarily through the bites of infected mosquitoes and ticks. The leading cause of domestically acquired arboviral disease in the United States is West Nile virus (WNV) (1). Other arboviruses, including La Crosse, St. Louis encephalitis, Jamestown Canyon, Powassan, and eastern equine encephalitis viruses, also cause sporadic cases and outbreaks. This report summarizes surveillance data reported to CDC in 2015 for nationally notifiable arboviruses...
January 20, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077167/role-of-anopheles-cellia-rufipes-gough-1910-and-other-local-anophelines-in-human-malaria-transmission-in-the-northern-savannah-of-cameroon-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Raymond N Tabue, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Josiane Etang, Jean Atangana, Antonio-Nkondjio C, Jean C Toto, Salomon Patchoke, Rose G F Leke, Etienne Fondjo, Abraham P Mnzava, Tessa B Knox, Alexis Tougordi, Martin J Donnelly, Jude D Bigoga
BACKGROUND: As part of a study to determine the impact of insecticide resistance on the effectiveness of long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in the north of Cameroon, the unexpectedly high density and anthropophilic behaviour of Anopheles rufipes lead us to investigate this species bionomics and role in human malaria parasite transmission. METHODS: For four consecutive years (2011-2014), annual cross-sectional sampling of adult mosquitoes was conducted during the peak malaria season (September-October) in three health districts in northern Cameroon...
January 11, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056960/availability-of-essential-medicines-in-selected-public-primary-and-secondary-health-care-institutions-of-a-rural-sri-lankan-district-a-spot-survey
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Devarajan Rathish, Indika Premarathna, Thiwanka Jayathilake, Chathurika Kandegedara, Kalani Punchihewa, Lakmali Ananda, Thejani Bandara, Channa Jayasumana, Sisira Siribaddana
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the availability of essential medicines, in rural areas of countries with free state health care system, is scarce. Dependence on essential medicines among the population in rural sector is considered to be high. Assessing the availability of essential medicines in selected state owned primary and secondary health care institutions of a rural district will help to identify areas where improvement is needed. METHODS: A descriptive cross sectional study, covering selected five primary and one secondary care institutions of a rural Sri Lankan district, was conducted...
January 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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