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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340123/rapid-ascent-from-zero-quality-to-international-organization-for-standardization-accreditation%C3%A2-a-case-study-of-hai-duong-preventive-medicine-center-in-vietnam-2012-2013
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Cuong Ngoc Duong, Kyle B Bond, Humberto Carvalho, Hien Bui Thi Thu, Thuong Nguyen, Thomas Rush
Objectives: In 2012, the Vietnam Ministry of Health sought to improve the quality of health laboratories by introducing international quality standards. Methods: Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA), a year-long, structured, quality improvement curriculum (including projects and mentorship) was piloted in 12 laboratories. Progress was measured using a standardized audit tool (Stepwise Laboratory Quality Improvement Process Towards Accreditation)...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339695/incidence-and-outcomes-of-infections-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-children-2007-2015
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Sharon B Meropol, Allison A Haupt, Sara M Debanne
Background.: The escalating incidence of invasive disease caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative enteric Enterobacteriaceae (MDR-GNE) is a global concern. Scant published studies in which the epidemiology of these infections in children is described exist; previous studies focused mainly on adults, described circumscribed populations, or lacked clinical detail. The objective of this study was to examine and describe the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes associated with MDR-GNE infection in children...
February 22, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339487/nucleolar-asymmetry-and-the-importance-of-septin-integrity-upon-cell-cycle-arrest
#3
Urvashi Rai, Fadi Najm, Alan M Tartakoff
Cell cycle arrest can be imposed by inactivating the anaphase promoting complex (APC). In S. cerevisiae this arrest has been reported to stabilize a metaphase-like intermediate in which the nuclear envelope spans the bud neck, while chromatin repeatedly translocates between the mother and bud domains. The present investigation was undertaken to learn how other features of nuclear organization are affected upon depletion of the APC activator, Cdc20. We observe that the spindle pole bodies and the spindle repeatedly translocate across the narrow orifice at the level of the neck...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335562/virus-bacteria-interactions-an-emerging-topic-in-human-infection
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REVIEW
Erin A Almand, Matthew D Moore, Lee-Ann Jaykus
Bacteria and viruses often occupy the same niches, however, interest in their potential collaboration in promoting wellness or disease states has only recently gained traction. While the interaction of some bacteria and viruses is well characterized (e.g., influenza virus), researchers are typically more interested in the location of the infection than the manner of cooperation. There are two overarching types of bacterial-virus disease causing interactions: direct interactions that in some way aid the viruses, and indirect interactions aiding bacteria...
March 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335097/effects-of-dietary-forage-to-concentrate-ratio-on-nutrient-digestibility-and-enteric-methane-production-in-growing-goats-capra-hircus-hircus-and-sika-deer-cervus-nippon-hortulorum
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Youngjun Na, Dong Hua Li, Sang Rak Lee
Two experiments were conducted to determine the effects of forage-to-concentrate (F:C) ratio on the nutrient digestibility and enteric methane (CH4) emission in growing goats and Sika deer. Three male growing goats (BW = 19.0 ± 0.7 kg) and three male growing deer (BW = 19.3 ± 1.2 kg) were respectively allotted to a 3 × 3 Latin square design with an adaptation period of 7 d and a data collection period of 3 d. Respiration-metabolism chambers were used for measuring the enteric CH4 emission. Treatments of low (25:75), moderate (50:50), and high (73:27) F:C ratios were given to both goats and Sika deer...
March 21, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334160/aqua-duct-a-ligands-tracking-tool
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Tomasz Magdziarz, Karolina Mitusinska, Sandra Goldowska, Alicja Pluciennik, Michal Stolarczyk, Magdalena Lugowska, Artur Góra
Motivation: The identification and tracking of molecules which enter active site cavity requires screening the positions of thousands of single molecules along several thousand molecular dynamic steps. To fill the existing gap between tools searching for tunnels and pathways and advanced tools employed for accelerated water flux investigations, we have developed AQUA-DUCT. Results: AQUA-DUCT is an easy-to-use tool that facilitates analysis of the behaviour of molecules that penetrate any selected region in a protein...
March 2, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333597/when-is-parenteral-nutrition-appropriate
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Patricia Worthington, Jane Balint, Matthew Bechtold, Angela Bingham, Lingtak-Neander Chan, Sharon Durfee, Andrea K Jevenn, Ainsley Malone, Maria Mascarenhas, Daniel T Robinson, Beverly Holcombe
Parenteral nutrition (PN) represents one of the most notable achievements of modern medicine, serving as a therapeutic modality for all age groups across the healthcare continuum. PN offers a life-sustaining option when intestinal failure prevents adequate oral or enteral nutrition. However, providing nutrients by vein is an expensive form of nutrition support, and serious adverse events can occur. In an effort to provide clinical guidance regarding PN therapy, the Board of Directors of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) convened a task force to develop consensus recommendations regarding appropriate PN use...
March 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333596/to-create-a-consensus-on-malnutrition-diagnostic-criteria
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Tommy Cederholm, Gordon L Jensen
During the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark (September 2016), representatives of the 4 largest global parenteral and enteral nutrition (PEN) societies from Europe (ESPEN), the United States (American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition [ASPEN]), Asia (Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia [PENSA]), and Latin America (Latin American Federation of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition [FELANPE]) and from national PEN societies around the world met to continue the conversation on how to diagnose malnutrition that started during the Clinical Nutrition Week, Austin, Texas (February 2016)...
March 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332729/transplantation-of-kidneys-from-hepatitis-c-positive-donors-into-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-recipients-followed-by-early-initiation-of-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Kalyan Ram Bhamidimarri, Marco Ladino, Fernando Pedraza, Giselle Guerra, Adela Mattiazzi, Linda Chen, Gaetano Ciancio, Warren Kupin, Paul Martin, George Burke, David Roth
The availability of direct acting antiviral agents (DAA) has transformed the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The current study is a case series that reports the outcomes from a cohort of twenty-five HCV-infected ESRD patients who received a kidney from an anti-HCV-positive deceased organ donor followed by treatment with DAAs in the early post-transplant period. Time to transplantation and the efficacy of DAA therapy as measured by sustained viral response at 12 weeks were assessed. The median waiting time from original date of activation on the UNOS waiting list until transplantation was 427 days, however, the median time from entering the patient into UNet(sm) for a HCV positive offer until transplantation was only 58 days...
March 23, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331537/combined-totally-mini-invasive-approach-in-necrotizing-pancreatitis-a-case-report-and-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Luca Sorrentino, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimiliano Mutignani, Fabrizio Sammartano, Paolo Brioschi, Stefania Cimbanassi
BACKGROUND: Currently, both the step-up approach, combining percutaneous drainage (PD) and video-assisted retroperitoneal debridement (VARD), and endoscopic transgastric necrosectomy (ETN) are mini-invasive techniques for infected necrosis in severe acute pancreatitis. A combination of these approaches could maximize the management of necrotizing pancreatitis, conjugating the benefits from both the experiences. However, reporting of this combined strategy is anecdotal. This is the first reported case of severe necrotizing pancreatitis complicated by biliary fistula treated by a combination of ETN, PD, VARD, and endoscopic biliary stenting...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330829/does-telehealth-monitoring-identify-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-reduce-hospitalisations-an-analysis-of-system-data
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Melissa Kargiannakis, Deborah A Fitzsimmons, Claire L Bentley, Gail A Mountain
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence and associated cost of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unsustainable. Health care organizations are focusing on ways to support self-management and prevent hospital admissions, including telehealth-monitoring services capturing physiological and health status data. This paper reports on data captured during a pilot randomized controlled trial of telehealth-supported care within a community-based service for patients discharged from hospital following an exacerbation of their COPD...
March 22, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329281/echinocandins-compared-to-fluconazole-for-candidemia-of-a-urinary-tract-source-a-propensity-score-analysis
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G Cuervo, C Garcia-Vidal, M Puig-Asensio, A Vena, Y Meije, M Fernández-Ruiz, E González-Barberá, M J Blanco-Vidal, A Manzur, C Cardozo, C Gudiol, J M Montejo, J Pemán, J Ayats, J M Aguado, P Muñoz, F Marco, B Almirante, J Carratalà
Background.: Whether echinocandins could be used to treat candidemia of a urinary tract source (CUTS) is unknown. We aimed to provide current epidemiological information of CUTS and to compare echinocandin to fluconazole treatment on CUTS outcomes. Methods.: A multicenter study of adult patients with candidemia was conducted in 9 hospitals. CUTS was defined as a candidemia with concomitant candiduria by the same organism associated with significant urological comorbidity...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329181/treatment-response-in-enteric-fever-in-an-era-of-increasing-antimicrobial-resistance-an-individual-patient-data-analysis-of-2-092-participants-enrolled-into-four-randomised-controlled-trials-in-nepal
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Corinne N Thompsom, Abhilasha Karkey, Sabina Dongol, Amit Ariyal, Marcel Wolbers, Thomas Darton, Jeremey J Farrar, Guy E Thwaites, Christiane Dolecek, Buddha Basnyat, Stephen Baker
Background: Enteric fever, caused by Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi A, is the leading cause of bacterial febrile disease in South Asia. Methods: Individual patient data from 2,092 subjects with enteric fever randomised into four trials in Kathmandu, Nepal was pooled. All trials compared gatifloxacin with a comparator drug: cefixime, chloramphenicol, ofloxacin, or ceftriaxone. Treatment outcomes were evaluated according to antimicrobial if S. Typhi/Paratyphi were isolated from blood...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326446/blastocystis-how-do-specific-diets-and-human-gut-microbiota-affect-its-development-and-pathogenicity
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REVIEW
M Lepczyńska, J Białkowska, E Dzika, K Piskorz-Ogórek, J Korycińska
Blastocystis is an enteric parasite that inhabits the gastrointestinal tract of humans and many animals. This emerging parasite has a worldwide distribution. It is often identified as the most common eukaryotic organism reported in human fecal samples. This parasite is recognized and diagnosed more often than ever before. Furthermore, some strains develop resistance against currently recommended drugs, such as metronidazole; therefore, the use of natural remedies or special diets has many positive aspects that may address this problem...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324838/influence-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-on-the-effects-of-roxithromycin-in-crucian-carp-carassius-auratus-in-the-presence-of-natural-organic-matter
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Zhenhua Yan, Guanghua Lu, Hongwei Sun, Binni Ma
Carbon nanotubes are increasingly entering the aquatic environment and may interact with other co-existing contaminants, such as antibiotics. However, whether these interactions may affect their bioavailability in aquatic organisms is the subject of considerable debate. The primary objective of this study was to assess the risks arising from the coexistence of roxithromycin (ROX) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) in waters containing natural organic matter (NOM), focusing on the distribution and bioaccumulation of ROX in crucian carp (Carassius auratus), and the related biochemical status...
March 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324817/developmental-toxicity-and-induction-of-vitellogenin-in-embryo-larval-stages-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio-exposed-to-methyl-paraben
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Vrinda Yatin Dambal, Karthikeyan Ponnien Selvan, Christy Lite, S Barathi, Winkins Santosh
MethylParaben (MP), a methyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid, is used as an anti-microbial preservative in foods, drugs and cosmetics for decades. It enters the aquatic environment, and can have toxic effects on aquatic organisms. Little is known on the developmental toxicity of MP exposure to zebrafish during early life stages. In this study, the developmental effects of MP were evaluated in embryo-larval zebrafish (at concentrations ranging from 100μM, 200μM, 400µM, 800μM and 1000μM for 96h post fertilization (hpf)...
March 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322747/quantitation-of-the-rates-of-hepatic-and-intestinal-cholesterol-synthesis-in-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficient-mice-before-and-during-treatment-with-ezetimibe
#17
Jen-Chieh Chuang, Adam M Lopez, Stephen D Turley
Esterified cholesterol (EC) and triglycerides, contained within lipoproteins taken up by cells, are hydrolysed by lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) in the late endosomal/lysosomal (E/L) compartment. The resulting unesterified cholesterol (UC) is transported via Niemann-Pick type C2 and C1 into the cytosolic compartment where it enters a putative pool of metabolically active cholesterol that is utilized in accordance with cellular needs. Loss-of-function mutations in LIPA, the gene encoding LAL, result in dramatic increases in tissue concentrations of EC, a hallmark feature of Wolman Disease and Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease (CESD)...
March 16, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320535/optimization-of-selective-pressurized-liquid-extraction-of-organic-pollutants-in-placenta-to-evaluate-prenatal-exposure
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REVIEW
Tania Fernández-Cruz, Elena Martínez-Carballo, Jesús Simal-Gándara
The early exposure to organic pollutants (OPs) related to dietary habit or environmental exposure is a concern of growing interest in environmental health. When OPs enter the body, they can accumulate in fatty tissue and even travel through the bloodstream being able to cross the placenta and reach the fetus through the substance exchange between the mother and the child. Epidemiologic and clinical data affirm that these chemicals increase the risk of adverse effects during childhood. This article reviews and addresses one of the most relevant analytical methods for determining OPs in placenta...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320448/sleep-disturbance-and-its-associations-with-severity-of-dependence-depression-and-quality-of-life-among-heroin-dependent-patients-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
#19
Vincent Chin-Hung Chen, Hua Ting, Meng-Huan Wu, Tsang-Yaw Lin, Michael Gossop
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance is common and may adversely affect treatment outcome, mental health, and quality of life in heroin-dependent patients. Previous studies have focused upon patients receiving treatment. We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study to explore the 1-month prevalence of sleep disturbance and its associations with socio-demographic, substance-related characteristics, severity of dependence, severity of depression, and quality of life among heroin-dependent patients before entering treatment program...
March 20, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320323/changes-in-duration-of-action-of-rocuronium-following-decrease-in-hepatic-blood-flow-during-pneumoperitoneum-for-laparoscopic-gynaecological-surgery
#20
Yang Liu, Wen Cao, Yu Liu, Yun Wang, Ren Lang, Yun Yue, An-Shi Wu
BACKGROUND: A moderate insufflation pressure and deep neuromuscular blockade (NMB) have been recommended in laparoscopic surgery in consideration of the possible reduction in splanchnic perfusion due to the CO2-pneumoperitoneum. Since the liver is the major organ for rocuronium metabolism, the question of whether NMB of rocuronium would change with the variation of liver perfusion during pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic surgery merits investigation. METHODS: In this prospective study, a total of sixty female patients scheduled for either selective laparoscopic gynaecological surgery (group laparoscopy) or laparotomy for gynaecological surgery (group control) were analyzed...
March 20, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
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