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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870810/neonatal-group-b-streptococcus-infections-prevention-strategies-clinical-and-microbiologic-characteristics-in-7-years-of-surveillance
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Roberta Creti, Monica Imperi, Alberto Berardi, Marco Pataracchia, Simona Recchia, Giovanna Alfarone, Lucilla Baldassarri
BACKGROUND: The characteristics of group B streptococcus (GBS) neonatal disease in a period of 7 years are reported. METHODS: The estimation of the neonatal GBS disease risk and prevention strategies adopted at delivery in absence of national guidelines were evaluated by the analysis of 3501 questionnaires. Notification of 194 neonatal GBS infections was recorded. In addition, 115 strains from neonatal early and late onset disease (EOD and LOD, respectively) plus 320 strains from pregnant women were analyzed by molecular typing methods and for antibiotic resistance...
November 18, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869040/natural-or-artificial-multi-analytical-study-of-a-scagliola-from-estoi-palace-simulating-imperial-red-porphyry
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Maria Teresa Freire, António Santos Silva, Maria do Rosário Veiga, Jorge de Brito, Frank Schlütter
In this paper the characterization of a gypsum plaster sample from the end of the 19th century simulating imperial red porphyry using a multi-analytical approach is presented and discussed. The results of X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TGA-DTA), physical and mechanical properties are summarized. In order to have further insight into the microstructure, polarized light microscopy (PLM), scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (SEM-EDS), and micro Raman spectroscopy analyzes were also made...
November 21, 2016: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865535/intratympanic-methylprednisolone-versus-gentamicin-in-patients-with-unilateral-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-a-randomised-double-blind-comparative-effectiveness-trial
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Mitesh Patel, Kiran Agarwal, Qadeer Arshad, Mohamed Hariri, Peter Rea, Barry M Seemungal, John F Golding, Jonny P Harcourt, Adolfo M Bronstein
BACKGROUND: Ménière's disease is characterised by severe vertigo attacks and hearing loss. Intratympanic gentamicin, the standard treatment for refractory Ménière's disease, reduces vertigo, but damages vestibular function and can worsen hearing. We aimed to assess whether intratympanic administration of the corticosteroid methylprednisolone reduces vertigo compared with gentamicin. METHODS: In this double-blind comparative effectiveness trial, patients aged 18-70 years with refractory unilateral Ménière's disease were enrolled at Charing Cross Hospital (London, UK) and Leicester Royal Infirmary (Leicester, UK)...
November 16, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861025/vaccines-in-pregnancy-matimms
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November 2, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853133/genetic-trail-for-the-early-migrations-of-aisin-gioro-the-imperial-house-of-the-qing-dynasty
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Lan-Hai Wei, Shi Yan, Ge Yu, Yun-Zhi Huang, Da-Li Yao, Shi-Lin Li, Li Jin, Hui Li
The House of Aisin Gioro, the imperial clan of Qing dynasty (1644-1911), affected the history of China and the formation of Manchu ethnicity greatly. However, owing to the lack of historical records and archeological evidences, the origin of the House of Aisin Gioro remains ambiguous. To clarify the origin of Aisin Gioro clan, we conducted whole Y-chromosome sequencing on three samples and Y-single-nucleotide polymorphism (Y-SNP) genotyping on other four samples beside those reported in previous work. We confirmed that the paternal lineage of the Aisin Gioro clan belongs to haplogroup C3b1a3a2-F8951, a brother branch of C3*-Star Cluster (currently named as C3b1a3a1-F3796, once linked to Genghis Khan), which is quite different from the predominant lineage C3c-M48 in other Tungusic-speaking populations...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805046/natural-resistance-to-meningococcal-disease-related-to-cfh-loci-meta-analysis-of-genome-wide-association-studies
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Federico Martinón-Torres, Eileen Png, Chiea Chuen Khor, Sonia Davila, Victoria J Wright, Kar Seng Sim, Ana Vega, Laura Fachal, David Inwald, Simon Nadel, Enitan D Carrol, Nazareth Martinón-Torres, Sonia Marcos Alonso, Angel Carracedo, Elvira Morteruel, Julio López-Bayón, Andrés Concha Torre, Cristina Calvo Monge, Pilar Azcón González de Aguilar, Elisabeth Esteban Torné, María Del Carmen Martínez-Padilla, José María Martinón-Sánchez, Michael Levin, Martin L Hibberd, Antonio Salas
Meningococcal disease (MD) remains an important infectious cause of life threatening infection in both industrialized and resource poor countries. Genetic factors influence both occurrence and severity of presentation, but the genes responsible are largely unknown. We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) examining 5,440,063 SNPs in 422 Spanish MD patients and 910 controls. We then performed a meta-analysis of the Spanish GWAS with GWAS data from the United Kingdom (combined cohorts: 897 cases and 5,613 controls; 4,898,259 SNPs)...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796353/disease-mediated-bottom-up-regulation-an-emergent-virus-affects-a-keystone-prey-and-alters-the-dynamics-of-trophic-webs
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Pedro Monterroso, Germán Garrote, Ana Serronha, Emídio Santos, Miguel Delibes-Mateos, Joana Abrantes, Ramón Perez de Ayala, Fernando Silvestre, João Carvalho, Inês Vasco, Ana M Lopes, Elisa Maio, Maria J Magalhães, L Scott Mills, Pedro J Esteves, Miguel Ángel Simón, Paulo C Alves
Emergent diseases may alter the structure and functioning of ecosystems by creating new biotic interactions and modifying existing ones, producing cascading processes along trophic webs. Recently, a new variant of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV2 or RHDVb) arguably caused widespread declines in a keystone prey in Mediterranean ecosystems - the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). We quantitatively assess the impact of RHDV2 on natural rabbit populations and in two endangered apex predator populations: the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) and the Spanish Imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti)...
October 31, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779766/investigating-economic-specialization-on-the-central-peruvian-coast-a-reconstruction-of-late-intermediate-period-ychsma-diet-using-stable-isotopes
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Sara J Marsteller, Natalya Zolotova, Kelly J Knudson
OBJECTIVES: Hypothetical models of socioeconomic organization in pre-Columbian societies generated from the rich ethnohistoric record in the New World require testing against the archaeological and bioarchaeological record. Here, we test ethnohistorian Maria Rostworowski's horizontality model of socioeconomic specialization for the Central Andean coast by reconstructing dietary practices in the Late Intermediate Period (c. AD 900-1470) Ychsma polity to evaluate complexities in social behaviors prior to Inka imperial influence...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776147/astrocytic-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-gene-deletion-affects-memory-in-aged-mice
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Cathy Joanna Jensen, Frauke Demol, Romy Bauwens, Ron Kooijman, Ann Massie, Agnès Villers, Laurence Ris, Jacques De Keyser
In vitro and in vivo studies suggest that the astrocytic adrenergic signalling enhances glycogenolysis which provides energy to be transported to nearby cells and in the form of lactate. This energy source is important for motor and cognitive functioning. While it is suspected that the β2-adrenergic receptor on astrocytes might contribute to this energy balance, it has not yet been shown conclusively in vivo. Inducible astrocyte specific β2-adrenergic receptor knock-out mice were generated by crossing homozygous β2-adrenergic receptor floxed mice (Adrb2flox) and mice with heterozygous tamoxifen-inducible Cre recombinase-expression driven by the astrocyte specific L-glutamate/L-aspartate transporter promoter (GLAST-CreERT2)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763831/factors-affecting-implementation-of-the-california-childhood-obesity-research-demonstration-ca-cord-project-2013
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Emmeline Chuang, Julian Brunner, Jamie Moody, Leticia Ibarra, Helina Hoyt, Thomas L McKenzie, Amy Binggeli-Vallarta, Griselda Cervantes, Tracy L Finlayson, Guadalupe X Ayala
INTRODUCTION: Ecological approaches to health behavior change require effective engagement from and coordination of activities among diverse community stakeholders. We identified facilitators of and barriers to implementation experienced by project leaders and key stakeholders involved in the Imperial County, California, Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration project, a multilevel, multisector intervention to prevent and control childhood obesity. METHODS: A total of 74 semistructured interviews were conducted with project leaders (n = 6) and key stakeholders (n = 68) representing multiple levels of influence in the health care, early care and education, and school sectors...
October 20, 2016: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763364/standard-cocoa-transnational-networks-and-technoscientific-regimes-in-west-african-plantations
#11
Marta Macedo
In the early 1900s, an obscure Portuguese colony in the equatorial Atlantic rose as the world's leading cocoa producer. Cocoa from the island of São Tomé was grown on large plantations with indentured labor and high technological inputs. This technoscientific system, to control both plants and people, became the model for making an industry-suited cocoa, and the material evidence of the moral and economic virtues of the colonial plantation. Experts played a crucial role in building and putting into circulation such a system...
2016: Technology and Culture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738249/suicide-and-suicide-prevention-among-inuit-in-canada
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Michael J Kral
Inuit in Canada have among the highest suicide rates in the world, and it is primarily among their youth. Risk factors include known ones such as depression, substance use, a history of abuse, and knowing others who have made attempts or have killed themselves, however of importance are the negative effects of colonialism. This took place for Inuit primarily during the government era starting in the 1950s, when Inuit were moved from their family-based land camps to crowded settlements run by white men, and children were removed from their parents and placed into residential or day schools...
November 2016: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715424/population-structure-of-the-raccoon-dog-on-the-grounds-of-the-imperial-palace-tokyo-revealed-by-microsatellite-analysis-of-fecal-dna
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Wataru Saito, Yosuke Amaike, Takako Sako, Yayoi Kaneko, Ryuichi Masuda
The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides, Canidae, Carnivora) is highly adaptable to urban environments. Populations of carnivorans inhabiting urban areas sometimes differ ecologically and genetically from those in rural areas. However, there is little information on urban raccoon dogs. This study focused on raccoon dog populations in Tokyo, one of the most highly urbanized cities in the world. We examined the genotypes of 10 microsatellites for 101 fecal samples from raccoon dogs inhabiting the grounds of the Imperial Palace, a green space in central Tokyo...
October 2016: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703670/opportunities-and-considerations-for-visualising-neuroimaging-data-on-very-large-displays
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Matthew B Wall, David Birch, May Y Yong
Neuroimaging experiments can generate impressive volumes of data and many images of the results. This is particularly true of multi-modal imaging studies that use more than one imaging technique, or when imaging is combined with other assessments. A challenge for these studies is appropriate visualisation of results in order to drive insights and guide accurate interpretations. Next-generation visualisation technology therefore has much to offer the neuroimaging community. One example is the Imperial College London Data Observatory; a high-resolution (132 megapixel) arrangement of 64 monitors, arranged in a 313 degree arc, with a 6 metre diameter, powered by 32 rendering nodes...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679469/cooperation-and-conflict-faction-problem-of-western-medicine-group-in-modern-china
#15
Jeongeun Jo
After the defeat of the Opium War and the Sino-Japanese War, China's intellectuals realized necessity of modernization (Westernization) to survive in the imperial order of the survival of the fittest. In particular, it was urgent to accept Western medicine and train the doctors who learned Western medicine to change the sick and weary Chinese to be robust. Thus, new occupations of the Western Medicine Group (xiyi, doctors who learned Western medicine) emerged in China. As with the first profession, the new Western Medicine Group tried to define standards of Western medicine and medical profession; however, it was difficult in the absence of the strong central government...
August 2016: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679468/the-food-hygiene-institutionalization-of-park-junghee-government-in-1960s
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Eunhi Lee
This article investigates the historical background and distinctive characteristics of the Korean food hygiene policy during the 1960s. The 3 main findings of this study are as follows. First, Food Sanitation Law in the 1960s was established too hastily and thus mistakenly accommodated two discordant laws as American style law and empire of Japan style law. The legislation of Food Sanitation Law was progressed too quickly for the justification purpose of 5·16 military coup, as one of reorganization tasks of the Korean legal structure established under Japanese imperialism, Second, a division in charge of food hygiene in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs was newly installed in 1967, as an outcome reflecting a variety of social demand, at least, minimally...
August 2016: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664209/novel-circulating-placental-markers-prokineticin-1-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-soluble-endoglin-and-placental-growth-factor-and-association-with-late-miscarriage
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C N Jayasena, A Abbara, A N Comninos, S Narayanaswamy, J Gonzalez Maffe, C Izzi-Engbeaya, J Oldham, T T M Lee, Z Sarang, Z Malik, M K Dhanjal, C Williamson, L Regan, S R Bloom, W S Dhillo
STUDY QUESTION: Are novel circulating placental markers prokineticin-1 (PK-1), soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), soluble endoglin (sEng) and placental growth factor (PlGF) associated with late miscarriage in asymptomatic first trimester pregnant women? SUMMARY ANSWER: Increased serum sFlt-1 or PlGF, but not sEng or PK-1, were significantly associated with reduced miscarriage risk after adjustment for age, BMI, gestational age, smoking and blood pressure...
September 22, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635030/ahmed-hilmi-pasha-1839-1905-a-remarkable-ottoman-physician-and-medical-translator
#18
Halil Tekiner
Besides being a founding member of the Ottoman Medical Society (est. 1867) and general director of the Imperial Military and Civil medical schools in Istanbul, Dr Ahmed Hilmi Pasha offered a pathology course for the first time in the Ottoman Empire. He also translated various medical textbooks from French, and he paved the way for using Turkish in Ottoman medical education.
September 15, 2016: Journal of Medical Biography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627862/exploring-imperial-expansion-using-an-isotopic-analysis-of-paleodietary-and-paleomobility-indicators-in-chachapoyas-peru
#19
J Marla Toyne, Warren B Church, Jose Luis Coronado Tello, Ricardo Morales Gamarra
OBJECTIVES: Inca imperial strategies of political and territorial expansion varied across conquered regions depending on local ecology and cultural resistance, and Chachapoya peoples in Peru's forested northeastern Andes were renowned for their rebellions against the invaders. The cliff tombs of Los Pinchudos (AD 1470-1535) present opportunities to use stable isotopes to: (1) explore dietary and mobility patterns from a mortuary community interred at a site attributed to the poorly-known Chachapoya culture during the period of Inca domination, and (2) explore the origins of the individuals as either local or foreign (Inca)...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627454/molecular-genealogy-of-a-mongol-queen-s-family-and-her-possible-kinship-with-genghis-khan
#20
Gavaachimed Lkhagvasuren, Heejin Shin, Si Eun Lee, Dashtseveg Tumen, Jae-Hyun Kim, Kyung-Yong Kim, Kijeong Kim, Ae Ja Park, Ho Woon Lee, Mi Jin Kim, Jaesung Choi, Jee-Hye Choi, Na Young Min, Kwang-Ho Lee
Members of the Mongol imperial family (designated the Golden family) are buried in a secret necropolis; therefore, none of their burial grounds have been found. In 2004, we first discovered 5 graves belonging to the Golden family in Tavan Tolgoi, Eastern Mongolia. To define the genealogy of the 5 bodies and the kinship among them, SNP and/or STR profiles of mitochondria, autosomes, and Y chromosomes were analyzed. Four of the 5 bodies were determined to carry the mitochondrial DNA haplogroup D4, while the fifth carried haplogroup CZ, indicating that this individual had no kinship with the others...
2016: PloS One
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