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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854515/intravenous-immunoglobulin-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-management-of-a-rare-cause-of%C3%A2-hemolytic-disease-of-the-newborn-anti-sara-antibodies
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R Venkataraman, K Yusuf
Hemolytic disease of newborn (HDN) is a condition that develops in a fetus, when the IgG molecules produced by the mother pass through the placenta and attack the fetal red blood cells. HDN can occur due to Rh and ABO incompatibilities between the mother and the fetus as well as due to other allo-immune antibodies belonging to Kell (K and k), Duffy (Fya), Kidd (Jka and Jkb), and MNS (M, N, S, and s) systems. Role of intravenous immunoglobulin in management of HDN is not clear.SARA red blood cell antigen, first discovered in 1990 is a low frequency antigen...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774723/environments-tune-and-select-cellular-diversity
#2
Brian A Kidd
Technical advances in single-cell sequencing data and their application to greater samples is revealing substantial cell-to-cell variation in expression levels and propagation of this variation between molecules across cells. New quantitative approaches that apply mechanistic and statistical models in a systems-wide approach are illuminating the drivers of phenotypic diversity.
July 31, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748740/the-use-of-fluoroscopic-guided-percutaneous-pedicle-screws-in-the-upper-thoracic-spine-t1-t6-is-it-safe
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Mun Keong Kwan, Chee Kidd Chiu, Chris Yin Wei Chan, Reza Zamani, Nils Hansen-Algenstaedt
PURPOSE: This study analysed the accuracy and safety of the fluoroscopic guided percutaneous screws in the upper thoracic vertebrae (T1-T6). METHODS: Computed tomography scans from 74 patients were retrospectively evaluated between January 2008 and December 2012. Pedicle perforations were classified by two types of grading systems. For medial, lateral, superior and inferior perforations: grade 0 - no violation; grade 1 - <2 mm; grade 2 - 2-4 mm and grade 3 - >4 mm...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717717/management-and-care-of-women-with-invasive-cervical-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-resource-stratified-clinical-practice-guideline
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Linus T Chuang, Sarah Temin, Rolando Camacho, Alfonso Dueñas-Gonzalez, Sarah Feldman, Murat Gultekin, Vandana Gupta, Susan Horton, Graciela Jacob, Elizabeth A Kidd, Kennedy Lishimpi, Carolyn Nakisige, Joo-Hyun Nam, Hextan Yuen Sheung Ngan, William Small, Gillian Thomas, Jonathan S Berek
PURPOSE: To provide evidence-based, resource-stratified global recommendations to clinicians and policymakers on the management and palliative care of women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. METHODS: ASCO convened a multidisciplinary, multinational panel of cancer control, medical and radiation oncology, health economic, obstetric and gynecologic, and palliative care experts to produce recommendations reflecting resource-tiered settings. A systematic review of literature from 1966 to 2015 failed to yield sufficiently strong quality evidence to support basic- and limited-resource setting recommendations; a formal consensus-based process was used to develop recommendations...
October 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707108/clinical-and-biological-insights-from-the-university-of-california-san-francisco-prospective-and-longitudinal-cohort
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Bryan S Benn, Zoe Lehman, Sharon A Kidd, Melissa Ho, Sara Sun, Joris Ramstein, Nicholas K Arger, Christine P Nguyen, Robert Su, Antonio Gomez, Jeffrey M Gelfand, Laura L Koth
INTRODUCTION: Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by non-necrotizing granulomas in involved organs, most commonly the lung. Description of patient characteristics in the Western United States is limited. Furthermore, blood-based measures that relate to clinical sarcoidosis phenotypes are lacking. We present an analysis of a prospective, longitudinal sarcoidosis cohort at a Northern Californian academic medical center. METHODS: We enrolled 126 sarcoidosis subjects and 64 healthy controls and recorded baseline demographic and clinical characteristics...
July 13, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674532/changes-in-host-immune-endocrine-relationships-during-tuberculosis-treatment-in-patients-with-cured-and-failed-treatment-outcomes
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Léanie Kleynhans, Sheena Ruzive, Lizaan Ehlers, Lani Thiart, Novel N Chegou, Magda Conradie, Magdalena Kriel, Kim Stanley, Gian D van der Spuy, Martin Kidd, Paul D van Helden, Gerhard Walzl, Katharina Ronacher
A bidirectional communication between the immune and endocrine systems exists and facilitates optimum responses in the host during infections. This is in part achieved through changes in secretion patterns of hypothalamic hormones induced by inflammatory cytokines. The aim of this study was to elucidate the immune-endocrine alterations during tuberculosis (TB) treatment in patients with cured and failed TB treatment outcomes. Blood samples were collected from 27 cured and 10 failed patients and hormone as well as cytokine concentrations quantified at baseline, week 4, and month 6 of TB treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669524/from-genetic-variability-to-phenotypic-expression-of-blood-group-systems
#7
L Raud, C Férec, Y Fichou
More than 300 red blood cell (RBC) antigens belonging to 36 blood group systems have been officially reported in humans by the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT). Phenotypic variability is directly linked to the expression of the 41 blood group genes. The Rh blood group system, which is composed of 54 antigens, is the most complex and polymorphic system. Many rare genetic variants within the RH (RHD and RHCE) genes, involving various mutational mechanisms (single-nucleotide substitutions, short insertions/deletions, rearrangements, large deletions), have been reported in the literature and reference databases...
June 29, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652313/identification-and-characterization-of-two-klebsiella-pneumoniae-lpxl-lipid-a-late-acyltransferases-and-their-role-in-virulence
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Grant Mills, Amy Dumigan, Timothy Kidd, Laura Hobley, José A Bengoechea
Klebsiella pneumoniae causes a wide range of infections, from urinary tract infections to pneumonia. The lipopolysaccharide is a virulence factor of this pathogen, although there are gaps in our understanding of its biosynthesis. Here we report on the characterization of K. pneumoniaelpxL, which encodes one of the enzymes responsible for the late secondary acylation of immature lipid A molecules. Analysis of the available K. pneumoniae genomes revealed that this pathogen's genome encodes two orthologues of Escherichia coli LpxL...
September 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601460/production-and-economic-responses-to-intensification-of-pasture-based-dairy-production-systems
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K A Macdonald, J W Penno, J A S Lancaster, A M Bryant, J M Kidd, J R Roche
Production from pasture-based dairy farms can be increased through using N fertilizer to increase pasture grown, increasing stocking rate, importing feeds from off farm (i.e., supplementary feeds, such as cereal silages, grains, or co-product feeds), or through a combination of these strategies. Increased production can improve profitability, provided the marginal cost of the additional milk produced is less than the milk price received. A multiyear production system experiment was established to investigate the biological and economic responses to intensification on pasture-based dairy farms; 7 experimental farmlets were established and managed independently for 3 yr...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588938/primary-healthcare-policy-implementation-in-south-asia
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Chris van Weel, Ryuki Kassai, Waris Qidwai, Raman Kumar, Kanu Bala, Pramendra Prasad Gupta, Ruvaiz Haniffa, Neelamani Rajapaksa Hewageegana, Thusara Ranasinghe, Michael Kidd, Amanda Howe
Primary healthcare is considered an essential feature of health systems to secure population health and contain costs of healthcare while universal health coverage forms a key to secure access to care. This paper is based on a workshop at the 2016 World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) South Asia regional conference, where the health systems of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were presented in relation to their provision of primary healthcare. The five countries have in recent years improved the health of their populations, but currently face the challenges of non-communicable diseases and ageing populations...
August 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576975/route-of-administration-affects-corticosteroid-sensitivity-of-a-combined-ovalbumin-and-lipopolysaccharide-model-of-asthma-exacerbation-in-guinea-pigs
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Alexander P P Lowe, Rhian S Thomas, Anthony T Nials, Emma J Kidd, Kenneth J Broadley, William R Ford
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) contributes to asthma exacerbations and development of inhaled corticosteroid insensitivity. Complete resistance to systemic corticosteroids is rare, and most patients lie on a continuum of steroid responsiveness. This study aimed to examine the sensitivity of combined ovalbumin- (Ova) and LPS-induced functional and inflammatory responses to inhaled and systemic corticosteroid in conscious guinea pigs to test the hypothesis that the route of administration affects sensitivity. Guinea pigs were sensitized to Ova and challenged with inhaled Ova alone or combined with LPS...
August 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550724/soil-erosion-predictions-from-a-landscape-evolution-model-an-assessment-of-a-post-mining-landform-using-spatial-climate-change-analogues
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G R Hancock, D Verdon-Kidd, J B C Lowry
Landscape Evolution Modelling (LEM) technologies provide a means by which it is possible to simulate the long-term geomorphic stability of a conceptual rehabilitated landform. However, simulations rarely consider the potential effects of anthropogenic climate change and consequently risk not accounting for the range of rainfall variability that might be expected in both the near and far future. One issue is that high resolution (both spatial and temporal) rainfall projections incorporating the potential effects of greenhouse forcing are required as input...
December 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454863/distracting-behaviors-among-teenagers-and-young-middle-aged-and-older-adult-drivers-when-driving-without-and-with-warnings-from-an-integrated-vehicle-safety-system
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David G Kidd, Mary Lynn Buonarosa
INTRODUCTION: Negative reinforcement from crash warnings may reduce the likelihood that drivers engage in distracted driving. Alternatively, drivers may compensate for the perceived safety benefit of crash warnings by engaging in distractions more frequently, especially at higher speeds. The purpose of this study was to examine whether warning feedback from an integrated vehicle-based safety system affected the likelihood that various secondary behaviors were present among drivers ages 16-17, 20-30, 40-50, and 60-70...
June 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438419/importance-of-extended-blood-group-genotyping-in-multiply-transfused-patients
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Nadila Haryani Osman, Jameela Sathar, Chooi Fun Leong, Noor Fadzilah Zulkifli, Raja Zahratul Azma Raja Sabudin, Ainoon Othman, Asral Wirda Ahmad Asnawi
Blood group antigen systems are not limited to the ABO blood groups. There is increasing interest in the detection of extended blood group systems on the red cell surface. The conventional method used to determine extended blood group antigens or red cell phenotype is by serological testing, which is based on the detection of visible haemagglutination or the presence of haemolysis. However, this technique has many limitations due to recent exposure to donor red cell, certain drugs or medications or other diseases that may alter the red cell membrane...
April 9, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384130/state-specific-rates-of-primary-and-secondary-syphilis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-united-states-2015
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Alex de Voux, Sarah Kidd, Jeremy A Grey, Eli S Rosenberg, Thomas L Gift, Hillard Weinstock, Kyle T Bernstein
In 2015, the rate of reported primary and secondary syphilis in the United States was 7.5 cases per 100,000 population, nearly four times the previous lowest documented rate of 2.1 in 2000 (1). In 2015, 81.7% of male primary and secondary syphilis cases with information on the sex of the sex partner were among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (collectively referred to as MSM) (1). These data suggest a disproportionate incidence of disease among MSM. However, attempts to quantify this disparity have been hindered by limited data on the size of the MSM population at the state level...
April 7, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367483/the-pesticide-dieldrin-disrupts-proteins-related-to-oxidative-respiration-and-mitochondrial-stress-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Andrew M Cowie, Kathleena I Sarty, Angella Mercer, Jin Koh, Karen A Kidd, Christopher J Martyniuk
Quantitative proteins analysis was carried out in the hypothalamus of zebrafish following dietary exposure to the legacy pesticide dieldrin. Data were collected using iTRAQ labeling methodology and data were acquired using a hybrid quadrupole Orbitrap (Q Exactive) MS system (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany). There were 3941 proteins identified in the hypothalamus of zebrafish, and these proteins comprised 23 unique expression patterns for proteins based on the three doses of dieldrin. There were 226 proteins that were regulated in one or more doses of dieldrin and 3715 proteins that were not affected...
April 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339302/driver-trust-in-five-driver-assistance-technologies-following-real-world-use-in-four-production-vehicles
#17
David G Kidd, Jessica B Cicchino, Ian J Reagan, Laura B Kerfoot
OBJECTIVES: Information about drivers' experiences with driver assistance technologies in real driving conditions is sparse. This study characterized driver interactions with forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, active lane keeping, side-view assist, and lane departure warning systems following real-world use. METHODS: Fifty-four Insurance Institute for Highway Safety employees participated and drove a 2016 Toyota Prius, 2016 Honda Civic, 2017 Audi Q7, or 2016 Infiniti QX60 for up to several weeks...
May 29, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283819/neurological-complications-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-syndrome
#18
D P Kidd
In this review of the neurological complications of Behçet's syndrome, the clinical features and epidemiology of the systemic disease are summarised before a discussion of the neurological syndromes which may develop is made. Neurological involvement occurs in 9% of cases, and is equally prevalent in each geographical area. Vascular complications occur in 14%, in whom thrombosis of the venous sinuses or cerebral veins occurs, and intracranial hypertension, venous infarction and parenchymal haemorrhage may develop...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260586/molecular-epidemiology-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bloodstream-infection-isolates-in-a-non-outbreak-setting
#19
Kate L McCarthy, Tim J Kidd, David L Paterson
PURPOSE: The molecular epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream infection (BSI) isolates has received limited attention. This study aims to characterize the molecular relationship of P. aeruginosa BSI isolates in the non-outbreak setting at a single tertiary healthcare facility. METHODOLOGY:   P. aeruginosa BSI isolates from patients who were admitted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital over a 13 month period from November 2009 were identified retrospectively from the Pathology Queensland Clinical and Scientific Information System...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240983/validation-of-a-computer-administered-version-of-the-digits-in-noise-test-for-hearing-screening-in-the-united-states
#20
Robert L Folmer, Jay Vachhani, Garnett P McMillan, Charles Watson, Gary R Kidd, M Patrick Feeney
BACKGROUND: The sooner people receive treatment for hearing loss (HL), the quicker they are able to recognize speech and to master hearing aid technology. Unfortunately, a majority of people with HL wait until their impairments have progressed from moderate to severe levels before seeking auditory rehabilitation. To increase the number of individuals with HL who pursue and receive auditory rehabilitation, it is necessary to improve methods for identifying and informing these people via widely accessible hearing screening procedures...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
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