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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777946/screening-method-for-rapid-classification-of-psychoactive-substances-in-illicit-tablets-using-mid-infrared-spectroscopy-and-pls-da
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Leandro S A Pereira, Fernanda L C Lisboa, José Coelho Neto, Frederico N Valladão, Marcelo M Sena
Several new psychoactive substances (NPS) have reached the illegal drug market in recent years, and ecstasy-like tablets are one of the forms affected by this change. Cathinones and tryptamines have increasingly been found in ecstasy-like seized samples as well as other amphetamine type stimulants. A presumptive method for identifying different drugs in seized ecstasy tablets (n=92) using ATR-FTIR (attenuated total reflectance - Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) and PLS-DA (partial least squares discriminant analysis) was developed...
May 9, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777062/brock-malignancy-risk-calculator-for-pulmonary-nodules-validation-outside-a-lung-cancer-screening-population
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Kaman Chung, Onno M Mets, Paul K Gerke, Colin Jacobs, Annemarie M den Harder, Ernst T Scholten, Mathias Prokop, Pim A de Jong, Bram van Ginneken, Cornelia M Schaefer-Prokop
OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of the Brock malignancy risk model for pulmonary nodules detected in routine clinical setting. METHODS: In two academic centres in the Netherlands, we established a list of patients aged ≥40 years who received a chest CT scan between 2004 and 2012, resulting in 16 850 and 23 454 eligible subjects. Subsequent diagnosis of lung cancer until the end of 2014 was established through linking with the National Cancer Registry...
May 18, 2018: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776725/collaterals-management-during-pancreatoduodenectomy-in-patients-with-celiac-axis-stenosis-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Francesco Giovanardi, Quirino Lai, Manuela Garofalo, Gabriela A Arroyo Murillo, Eleonore Choppin de Janvry, Redan Hassan, Zoe Larghi Laureiro, Adriano Consolo, Fabio Melandro, Pasquale B Berloco
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Celiac axis stenosis (CAS) represents an uncommon and typically innocuous condition. However, when a pancreatic resection is required, a high risk for upper abdominal organs ischemia is observed. In presence of collaterals, such a risk is minimized if their preservation is realized. The aim of the present study is to systematically review the literature with the intent to address the routine management of collateral arteries in the case of CAS patients requiring pancreatoduodenectomy...
May 15, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775789/e-coli-encoding-blandm-5-associated-with-community-acquired-uti-cases-with-unusual-mic-creep-like-phenomenon-against-imipenem
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Varsha Rani Gajamer, Amitabha Bhattacharjee, Deepjyoti Paul, Chandrayee Deshamukhya, Ashish Kr Singh, Nilu Pradhan, Hare Krishna Tiwari
OBJECTIVES: Carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli are of major clinical concern. The present study aimed to identify NDM-5 producing E.coli associated with community-acquired urinary tract infection, co-harboring ESBL genes and a pattern of imipenem MIC creep. METHODS: A total of 973 urine samples were collected from females of age between 18-49 diagnosed with UTI. Isolates were identified by standard microbiological procedures. Presence of blaNDM and ESBL genes was determined by PCR assay and sequencing...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775142/aspirin-for-primary-prevention-of-stroke-in-traumatic-cerebrovascular-injury-association-with-increased-risk-of-transfusion
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Russell L Griffin, Stephanie R Falatko, Stella Aslibekyan, Virginia Strickland, Mark R Harrigan
OBJECTIVE Blunt traumatic extracranial carotid or vertebral artery injury (i.e., traumatic cerebrovascular injury [TCVI]) occurs in 1%-2% of all blunt trauma admissions, carries a 10% risk of thromboembolic ischemic stroke, and accounts for up to 9600 strokes annually in the US. Screening CT angiograms (CTAs) of patients with trauma has become ubiquitous in recent years, and patients with initially asymptomatic TCVI are commonly treated with antiplatelet agents to prevent stroke. Prophylaxis with antiplatelets is thought to be safer than anticoagulation, which carries a significant risk of hemorrhage in patients with trauma...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774363/developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-why-are-we-still-operating-on-them-a-plea-for-institutional-newborn-clinical-screening
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Wu Chean Lee, Sumanth Kumar Gera, Arjandas Mahadev
INTRODUCTION: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a common orthopaedic condition at birth. Non-surgical management with Pavlik harness can effectively treat DDH with early clinical diagnosis at newborn, but open surgeries continue to be performed. We aimed to elucidate the reasons for this. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all open surgeries related to DDH from 2006 to 2016. Patients were either born at our institution (Group 1) or outside of it (Group 2)...
May 18, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773154/unexamined-assumptions-and-unintended-consequences-of-routine-screening-for-depression
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EDITORIAL
Lisa Cosgrove, Justin M Karter, Akansha Vaswani, Brett D Thombs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771787/point-of-care-cryptococcal-antigen-screening-pipetting-finger-prick-blood-improves-performance-of-immuno-mycologics-lateral-flow-assay
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Rachel M Wake, Joseph N Jarvis, Thomas S Harrison, Nelesh P Govender
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) screening at point of care could improve cryptococcal meningitis prevention where laboratory resources are limited. We evaluated the accuracy of Immuno-Mycologics (IMMY, Norman, OK) CrAg lateral flow assay (LFA) using different techniques at point of care. SETTING: Two tertiary-level hospitals in Johannesburg and a community health clinic in Soweto, South Africa. METHODS: A case-control diagnostic validation study, and a prospective clinic-based implementation study using the IMMY CrAg LFA on finger-prick blood...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770058/assessing-uptake-of-national-hiv-screening-and-testing-guidance-part-1-awareness-use-and-usefulness
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G P Traversy, T Austin, J Yau, K Timmerman
Background: In 2013, the Public Health Agency of Canada released the HIV Screening and Testing Guide (the Guide) to support routine HIV screening and testing practices of health care providers in Canada and promote early detection of new HIV cases. Little was known regarding health care providers' awareness and use of the Guide. Objective: To determine Canadian health care providers' awareness, use and perceived usefulness of the Guide. Methods: An open, anonymous online survey, including questions on awareness, use and usefulness, was developed with stakeholders, validated and pre-tested...
December 7, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769594/touchscreen-typing-pattern-analysis-for-detecting-fine-motor-skills-decline-in-early-stage-parkinson-s-disease
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Dimitrios Iakovakis, Stelios Hadjidimitriou, Vasileios Charisis, Sevasti Bostantzopoulou, Zoe Katsarou, Leontios J Hadjileontiadis
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative movement disorder causing progressive disability that severely affects patients' quality of life. While early treatment can produce significant benefits for patients, the mildness of many early signs combined with the lack of accessible high-frequency monitoring tools may delay clinical diagnosis. To meet this need, user interaction data from consumer technologies have recently been exploited towards unsupervised screening for PD symptoms in daily life. Similarly, this work proposes a method for detecting fine motor skills decline in early PD patients via analysis of patterns emerging from finger interaction with touchscreen smartphones during natural typing...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769277/rapid-screening-of-urinary-tract-infection-and-discrimination-of-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria-by-automated-flow-cytometric-analysis-using-sysmex-uf-5000
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Seon Young Kim, Yumi Park, Hyunjin Kim, Jimyung Kim, Sun Hoe Koo, Gye Cheol Kwon
Rapid screening of urinary tract infection is important to determine antibiotic treatment and reduce unnecessary urine culture. We evaluated the performance of the new flow cytometry-based UF-5000 automated urine analyzer (Sysmex, Kobe, Japan). A total of 1,430 urine samples from 1,226 patients were analyzed and compared with urine cultures to which a Previ Isola (bioMérieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France) system was applied. In total, 878 of 1,430 urine cultures (61.4%) produced ≥ 103 CFU/mL bacterial growth [lsqb]309 with Gram-negative (GN) bacteria, 517 with Gram-positive (GP) bacteria, and 52 mixed cultures[rsqb], with 336 samples (23...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768678/the-ideal-strategy-for-cervical-cancer-screening-in-japan-result-from-the-fukui-cervical-cancer-screening-study
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T Kurokawa, T Onuma, A Shinagawa, Y Chino, M Kobayashi, Y Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the Fukui Cervical Cancer Screening (FCCS) study are to determine the frequency of women with high-risk HPV (hrHPV), whether HPV16 or HPV18 (HPV16/18), in the Japanese cancer screening population for the first time and to identify the best strategy for cervical cancer screening in Japan. METHODS: This study enrolled 7,584 women ≥25 years of age who were undergoing routine screening. All women underwent liquid-based cytology and cobas HPV tests...
May 16, 2018: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768418/obgyn-screening-for-environmental-exposures-a-call-for-action
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N M Grindler, A A Allshouse, E Jungheim, T L Powell, T Jansson, A J Polotsky
BACKGROUND: Prenatal exposures have known adverse effects on maternal and neonatal outcomes. Professional societies recommend routine screening for environmental, occupational, and dietary exposures to reduce exposures and their associated sequelae. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine the frequency of environmental exposure screening by obstetricians and gynecologists (OBGYNs) at initial patient visits. STUDY DESIGN: Practicing OBGYNs were approached at the University of Colorado and by social media...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768311/impact-of-provider-participation-in-aco-programs-on-preventive-care-services-patient-experiences-and-health-care-expenditures-in-us-adults-aged-18-64
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Young-Rock Hong, Kalyani Sonawane, Samantha Larson, Arch G Mainous, Nicole M Marlow
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the impact of accountable care organization (ACO) on US adults aged 18-64. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether having a usual source of care (USC) provider participating in an ACO affects receipt of preventive care services, patient experiences, and health care expenditures among nonelderly Americans. RESEARCH DESIGN: A cross-sectional analysis of the 2015 Medical Organizations Survey linked with the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...
May 15, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768277/the-brief-sexual-symptom-checklist-as-a-screening-tool-for-sex-related-problems-in-the-primary-care-setting-focus-on-erectile-dysfunction
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Javier Romero Otero, Borja García Gómez, José Medina Polo, Esther García Rojo, Eduardo García Cruz, Francois Peinado, Raquel Sopeña Sutil, Giorgio Bozzini, Alfredo Rodríguez Antolín
PURPOSE: To assess the performance of the Brief Sexual Symptom Checklist for men (BSSC-M) questionnaire in General Practitioner's (GP) consults in Spain. METHODS: Multicenter, cross-sectional study conducted in Spain among men ≥50 years, visiting a GP for any reason, and being able to answer self-administered questionnaires. Patients receiving medicines for erectile dysfunction (ED) and those with poor functional status were excluded. Sexual satisfaction was assessed by the BSSC-M, ED by the Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM), and quality of life (QoL) using a 5-point Likert scale...
May 16, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767843/how-i-treat-primary-haemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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REVIEW
Rebecca A Marsh, Elie Haddad
Primary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) diseases are a collection of inherited genetic disorders that cause the syndrome of HLH. Great advances have been made in the last 20 years with regard to the discovery of many of the genetic aetiologies of disease. Several advances have also been made on the clinical stage. Accurate screening diagnostics for primary HLH diseases that are superior to traditional Natural Killer cell function testing have been developed and are now available in many countries...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766516/radiographic-bone-loss-in-a-scottish-non-smoking-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-population-a-bitewing-radiographic-study
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Anastasios Plessas, Douglas P Robertson, Penny J Hodge
BACKGROUND: The dental complications of uncontrolled diabetes include reduced salivary flow rate, candidiasis and periodontal manifestations. A recent meta-analysis concluded that diabetes patients have a significantly higher severity, but not extent, of destructive periodontal disease than non-diabetes people. The authors reported that most type-1 diabetes studies using dental radiographic data have not controlled for confounding factors such as smoking. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to compare radiographic alveolar bone loss between type 1 diabetes (T1DM) and non-diabetes (NDM) participants in a Scottish non-smoking population...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765909/shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-infection-in-j%C3%A3-nk%C3%A3-ping-county-sweden-occurrence-and-molecular-characteristics-in-correlation-with-clinical-symptoms-and-duration-of-stx-shedding
#18
Xiangning Bai, Sara Mernelius, Cecilia Jernberg, Ing-Marie Einemo, Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht, Sture Löfgren, Andreas Matussek
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) cause bloody diarrhea (BD), hemorrhagic colitis (HC), and even hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). In Nordic countries, STEC are widely spread and usually associated with gastrointestinal symptoms and HUS. The objective of this study was to investigate the occurrence of STEC in Swedish patients over 10 years of age from 2003 through 2015, and to analyze the correlation of critical STEC virulence factors with clinical symptoms and duration of stx shedding. Diarrheal stool samples were screened for presence of stx by real-time PCR...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765569/bolton-discrepancy-in-an-iranian-population-and-its-relation-with-maxillary-lateral-incisors-size
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Shabnam Ajami, Hamidreza Fattahi, Mahsa Zare, Peyman Jenabi
Background: Bolton's two main ratios describing the proportional size of upper and lower teeth, could contribute to estimating the excess or deficiency of tooth size necessary to obtain an ideal occlusion. However, the mean Bolton values are not the same among different societies. Determining the prevalence of tooth size deviations from population-specific Bolton indices might help local orthodontists to have a more concise treatment plan. Objective: The study aimed to define the prevalence of clinically significant tooth size discrepancies (TSD) in an Iranian population and to evaluate the influence of lateral incisors' size on this discrepancy...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765525/clinical-characteristics-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-harboring-mutations-in-exon-20-of-egfr-or-her2
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Masayuki Takeda, Kazuko Sakai, Hidetoshi Hayashi, Kaoru Tanaka, Junko Tanizaki, Takayuki Takahama, Koji Haratani, Kazuto Nishio, Kazuhiko Nakagawa
Unlike common epidermal growth factor receptor gene ( EGFR ) mutations that confer sensitivity to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), mutations in exon 20 of either EGFR or the human EGFR2 gene ( HER2 ) are associated with insensitivity to EGFR-TKIs, with treatment options for patients with such mutations being limited. Clinical characteristics, outcome of EGFR-TKI or nivolumab treatment, and the presence of coexisting mutations were reviewed for NSCLC patients with exon-20 mutations of EGFR or HER2 as detected by routine application of an amplicon-based next-generation sequencing panel...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
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