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Jubil Thomas, Áine Heaney, Pradipta Bhakta, Suzanne Crowe
Aspiration of foreign body is a very common emergency in paediatric age group. It is very rare in adult population. Moreover common foreign body in adults are food materials. Aspiration of hypodermic needle is very rarely reported. But this can happen accidentally during use of hypodermic needle for dental block. We hereby report such a case of aspiration of hypodermic needle accidentally aspirated during performing a dental block. Aspiration of sharp foreign body and its bronscopic removal can lead to injury to airway...
September 2016: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
Paige A Culotta, James E Crowe, Quynh-Anh Tran, Jeremy Y Jones, Amy R Mehollin-Ray, H Brandon Tran, Marcella Donaruma-Kwoh, Cristina T Dodge, Elizabeth A Camp, Andrea T Cruz
BACKGROUND: Young children with suspected abusive head trauma often receive skull radiographs to evaluate for fractures as well as computed tomography (CT) of the head to assess for intracranial injury. Using a CT as the primary modality to evaluate both fracture and intracranial injury could reduce exposure to radiation without sacrificing performance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sensitivity of CT head with (3-D) reconstruction compared to skull radiographs to identify skull fractures in children with suspected abusive head trauma...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
Natalia Królikowska, Jakub Szymkowiak, Rebecca Anne Laidlaw, Lechosław Kuczyński
Birds exhibit various forms of anti-predator behaviours to avoid reproductive failure, with mobbing-observation, approach and usually harassment of a predator-being one of the most commonly observed. Here, we investigate patterns of temporal variation in the mobbing response exhibited by a precocial species, the northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus). We test whether brood age and self-reliance, or the perceived risk posed by various predators, affect mobbing response of lapwings. We quantified aggressive interactions between lapwings and their natural avian predators and used generalized additive models to test how timing and predator species identity are related to the mobbing response of lapwings...
2016: Acta Ethologica
Allison M Weis, Dylan B Storey, Conor C Taff, Andrea K Townsend, Bihua C Huang, Nguyet T Kong, Kristin A Clothier, Abigail Spinner, Barbara A Byrne, Bart C Weimer
: Campylobacter is the leading cause of human gastroenteritis worldwide. Wild birds, including American crows are abundant in urban, suburban, and agricultural settings, and are likely zoonotic vectors of Campylobacter. Their proximity to humans and livestock increases the potential spreading of Campylobacter via crows between the environment, livestock, and humans. However, no studies have definitively demonstrated that crows are a vector for pathogenic Campylobacter We used genomics to evaluate zoonotic and pathogenic potential of Campylobacter from crows to other animals with 184 isolates obtained from crow, chicken, cow, sheep, goat, human, and non-human primates...
October 7, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Shinsuke Someya, Motoki Sonohata, Shuya Ide, Satomi Nagamine, Tomonori Tajima, Masaaki Mawatari
BACKGROUND: Severe hip osteoarthritis is known to lead to secondary osteoarthritis of the knee joint. It is not clear whether contracture or a leg length discrepancy is more important in determining the knee alignment. METHODS: In this study, 48 hips in 48 patients with a unilateral completely dislocated hip (Crowe IV) were recruited. The patients were divided into two groups (Crowe IVa and IVb). The Crowe IVa group had completely dislocation with psudo-articulation, and the Crowe IVb group had completely dislocation without psudo-articulation...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
David B Saakian, Tatiana Yakushkina, Chin-Kun Hu
We propose a modification of the Crow-Kimura and Eigen models of biological molecular evolution to include a mutator gene that causes both an increase in the mutation rate and a change in the fitness landscape. This mutator effect relates to a wide range of biomedical problems. There are three possible phases: mutator phase, mixed phase and non-selective phase. We calculate the phase structure, the mean fitness and the fraction of the mutator allele in the population, which can be applied to describe cancer development and RNA viruses...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
Lysann Wagener, Andreas Nieder
Songbirds possess acute vision. How higher brain centers represent basic and parameterized visual stimuli to process sensory signals according to their behavioral importance has not been studied in a systematic way. We therefore examined how carrion crows (Corvus corone) and their nidopallial visual neurons process global visual motion information in dynamic random-dot displays during a delayed match-to-sample (DMS) task. The behavioral data show that moderately fast motion speeds (16 degrees of visual angle/second) result in superior direction discrimination performance...
October 8, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
Daniel Crow, Robert Joynt, M Saffman
Motivated by limitations and capabilities of neutral atom qubits, we examine whether measurement-free error correction can produce practical error thresholds. We show that this can be achieved by extracting redundant syndrome information, giving our procedure extra fault tolerance and eliminating the need for ancilla verification. The procedure is particularly favorable when multiqubit gates are available for the correction step. Simulations of the bit-flip, Bacon-Shor, and Steane codes indicate that coherent error correction can produce threshold error rates that are on the order of 10^{-3} to 10^{-4}-comparable with or better than measurement-based values, and much better than previous results for other coherent error correction schemes...
September 23, 2016: Physical Review Letters
Theresa Casey, Jennifer Crodian, Aridany Suárez-Trujillo, Emily Erickson, Bethany Weldon, Kristi Crow, Shelby Cummings, Yulu Chen, Avi Shamay, Sameer J Mabjeesh, Karen Plaut
Circadian clocks influence virtually all physiological processes, including lactation. Here we investigate the role of the CLOCK gene in regulation of mammary epithelial cell growth and differentiation. Comparison of mammary morphology in late pregnant wild-type and ClockΔ19 mice, showed that gland development was negatively impacted by genetic loss of a functional timing system. To understand if these effects were due in part to loss of CLOCK function in the gland, the mouse mammary epithelial cell line, HC11, was transfected with shRNA that targeted Clock (shClock)...
October 5, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
J J Todd, E M McSorley, L K Pourshahidi, S M Madigan, W Crowe, E J Laird, M Healy, A McNeilly, P J Magee
Vitamin D inadequacy [total 25(OH)D <50 nmol/L] is widespread in athletes. The biologically active metabolite, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, may be involved in regulating inflammation although in vitro findings have not been consistently replicated in human intervention trials. This study, conducted at a latitude of 55°N, aimed to assess inflammatory biomarkers in Gaelic footballers before and after a wintertime vitamin D3 intervention. Samples from a 12-week double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, in which 42 Gaelic footballers received 3000 IU (75 μg) vitamin D3 daily or placebo via oral spray solutions, were analysed for a range of inflammatory biomarkers...
October 5, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Alisa A Sharova
The most international dosing guidelines on the use of botulinum toxin type A (BTXA) drugs support a 1:1 dose relationship between OnaBTXA and IncoBTXA and 1:2.5 between OnaBTXA and AboBTXA. However, different facial zones demonstrate different doses conversion ratios. The comparative analysis of nine consensuses on the use of Abo-, Ona-, and IncoBTXA in the United States, Russia, and Europe has been performed. We conducted a review of publications adopting the key words "botulinum toxin consensus," "botulinum toxin guideline...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Eui Geum Oh, You Lee Yang, Ji Hyun Sung, Chang Gi Park, Anne M Chang
PURPOSE: This study is to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the Self-Efficacy of Evidence-Based Practice (SE-EBP) scale, which was originally developed by Chang and Crowe. The beta-version of the SE-EBP is a modified version of the original SE-EBP, which measures the clinical nurses' confidence in finding, appraising, and implementing evidence into practice. Although the original SE-EBP has been validated, no study has been conducted to validate the Korean version of SE-EBP...
September 2016: Asian Nursing Research
Carol E Kaufman, Traci M Schwinn, Kirsten Black, Ellen M Keane, Cecelia K Big Crow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: American Journal of Public Health
Nor Amira Abdul Rahman, Zalila Ali, Wan Fatma Zuharah, Nik Fadzly
UNLABELLED: We conducted several aviary experiments to investigate the influence of colours in quantity judgments of two species of birds; house crow (Corvus splendens) and common myna (Acridotheres tristis). Different quantity (in seven different food proportions) of mealworms were presented nonsequentially to all birds using artificially coloured red mealworms, for experiment 1, and using artificially coloured green mealworms, for experiment 2. Both red and green coloured mealworms have no significant effect on house crow's quantity judgments (red: ANOVA: F6,30 = 1...
August 2016: Tropical Life Sciences Research
Veronica F Quinn, Bettina Meiser, Judy Kirk, Kathy M Tucker, Kaaren J Watts, Belinda Rahman, Michelle Peate, Christobel Saunders, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Margaret Gleeson, Kristine Barlow-Stewart, Michael Field, Marion Harris, Yoland C Antill, Linda Cicciarelli, Karen Crowe, Michael T Bowen, Gillian Mitchell
PURPOSE: Increasingly, women newly diagnosed with breast cancer are being offered treatment-focused genetic testing (TFGT). As the demand for TFGT increases, streamlined methods of genetic education are needed. METHODS: In this noninferiority trial, women aged <50 years with either a strong family history (FH+) or other features suggestive of a germ-line mutation (FH-) were randomized before definitive breast cancer surgery to receive TFGT education either as brief written materials (intervention group (IG)) or during a genetic counseling session at a familial cancer clinic (usual-care group (UCG))...
September 29, 2016: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Marie Crowe, Lisa Whitehead, Philippa Seaton, Jennifer Jordan, Catherine Mccall, Virginia Maskill, Henrietta Trip
AIM: To synthesise qualitative descriptions of the experience of chronic pain across conditions. BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a transdiagnostic symptom in that while somatic pathology plays a role in activating pain pathways, psychological and social factors contribute to the experience of pain over time. The treatment of the underlying condition may require both bio-medical intervention and biopsychosocial approaches. DESIGN: Qualitative meta-synthesis using Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative Research (CERQual) developed by Grading of Recommendations Assessment Development and Evaluation (GRADE) working group to evaluate the strength of the evidence...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Y D Pham, S Rehman, C A Reddy, M E Shukla, H Moore, T Budd, J P Crowe, C S Shah, S Cherian, R D Tendulkar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Tyler B Mason, Jason M Lavender, Stephen A Wonderlich, Ross D Crosby, Scott G Engel, Timothy J Strauman, James E Mitchell, Scott J Crow, Daniel Le Grange, Marjorie H Klein, Tracey L Smith, Carol B Peterson
This study examined self-discrepancy, a construct of theoretical relevance to eating disorder (ED) psychopathology, across different types of EDs. Individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN; n = 112), bulimia nervosa (BN; n = 72), and binge eating disorder (BED; n = 199) completed semi-structured interviews assessing specific types of self-discrepancies. Results revealed that actual:ideal (A:I) discrepancy was positively associated with AN, actual:ought (A:O) discrepancy was positively associated with BN and BED, and self-discrepancies did not differentiate BN from BED...
September 27, 2016: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
William Crowe, Philip J Allsopp, Gene E Watson, Pamela J Magee, J J Strain, David J Armstrong, Elizabeth Ball, Emeir M McSorley
Autoimmune diseases result from an interplay of genetic predisposition and factors which stimulate the onset of disease. Mercury (Hg), a well-established toxicant, is an environmental factor reported to be linked with autoimmunity. Hg exists in several chemical forms and is encountered by humans in dental amalgams, certain vaccines, occupational exposure, atmospheric pollution and seafood. Several studies have investigated the effect of the various forms of Hg, including elemental (Hg(0)), inorganic (iHg) and organic mercury (oHg) and their association with autoimmunity...
September 23, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
Leah Kern, Janet Crow, Christine B Williams, Eyla Boies, Sheila Gahagan, Kyung E Rhee
In 2011, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute recommended universal lipid screening (ULS) in 9- to 11-year-old children. This study aimed to determine whether a quality improvement (QI) initiative increased ULS. Data were abstracted from the electronic medical record to compare screening behaviors 1 year preimplementation and postimplementation. A focus group was conducted to examine physicians' attitudes. In preimplementation and postimplementation years, the number of 9- to 11-year-olds seen for well-child checks were 356 and 357, respectively...
September 23, 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
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