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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916001/giardia-and-cryptosporidium-infections-in-neonatal-reindeer-calves-relation-to-the-acute-phase-response
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Tarmo Niine, Kristel Peetsalu, Mauri Nieminen, Antti Oksanen, Timo Soveri, Toomas Orro
This longitudinal observational study was conducted to investigate the spontaneous effect of Giardia and Cryptosporidium infections on acute phase response (APR) in reindeer calves (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) in Finnish Lapland. Serum (n=609) and faecal samples (n=366) were collected from 54 reindeer calves aged zero to 33days. The samples were analysed for Giardia, Cryptosporidium, acute phase proteins (APP) and γ-globulins. Linear regression models were used to investigate associations of early Giardia infection (before 12days of life) with the response of APPs and acquiring of passive immunity...
October 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900999/-study-on-the-relationship-between-tumor-regression-grade-and-lymph-node-regression-grade
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Quanquan Zhao, Chuangang Fu, Enda Yu, Wei Zhang, Ronggui Meng, Hantao Wang, Liqiang Hao, Hao Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between tumor regression grade (TRG) and lymph node regression grade (LRG) after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for rectal cancer and its clinical implication. METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 176 rectal cancer patients undergoing radical excision after neoadjuvant CRT from January 2005 to December 2013 in our department were retrospectively analyzed. INCLUSION CRITERIA: (1) Radiology indicated locally advanced low rectal cancer and patients had strong desire to preserve the sphincter before neoadjuvant CRT; (2) there was no definite metastatic lesion before neoadjuvant CRT; (3) patients received whole course of neoadjuvant CRT (regular radiotherapy plus synchronous fluorouracil-like drugs chemotherapy); (4) patients underwent radical operation after neoadjuvant CRT...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899187/book-review-l-%C3%A3%C2%AAtre-et-le-genre-homme-femme-apr%C3%A3-s-lacan-being-and-gender-man-woman-after-lacan-l-%C3%A3%C2%AAtre-et-le-genre-homme-femme-apr%C3%A3-s-lacan-being-and-gender-man-woman-after-lacan-by-leguil-clotilde-paris-puf-2015-xiv-226-pp-34-80-paperback
#3
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898283/sustained-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-the-healthy-activity-programme-a-brief-psychological-treatment-for-depression-delivered-by-lay-counsellors-in-primary-care-12-month-follow-up-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Benedict Weobong, Helen A Weiss, David McDaid, Daisy R Singla, Steven D Hollon, Abhijit Nadkarni, A-La Park, Bhargav Bhat, Basavraj Katti, Arpita Anand, Sona Dimidjian, Ricardo Araya, Michael King, Lakshmi Vijayakumar, G Terence Wilson, Richard Velleman, Betty R Kirkwood, Christopher G Fairburn, Vikram Patel
BACKGROUND: The Healthy Activity Programme (HAP), a brief behavioural intervention delivered by lay counsellors, enhanced remission over 3 months among primary care attendees with depression in peri-urban and rural settings in India. We evaluated the sustainability of the effects after treatment termination, the cost-effectiveness of HAP over 12 months, and the effects of the hypothesized mediator of activation on clinical outcomes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Primary care attendees aged 18-65 years screened with moderately severe to severe depression on the Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9) were randomised to either HAP plus enhanced usual care (EUC) (n = 247) or EUC alone (n = 248), of whom 95% completed assessments at 3 months, and 91% at 12 months...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898239/sustained-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-counselling-for-alcohol-problems-a-brief-psychological-treatment-for-harmful-drinking-in-men-delivered-by-lay-counsellors-in-primary-care-12-month-follow-up-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Abhijit Nadkarni, Helen A Weiss, Benedict Weobong, David McDaid, Daisy R Singla, A-La Park, Bhargav Bhat, Basavaraj Katti, Jim McCambridge, Pratima Murthy, Michael King, G Terence Wilson, Betty Kirkwood, Christopher G Fairburn, Richard Velleman, Vikram Patel
BACKGROUND: Counselling for Alcohol Problems (CAP), a brief intervention delivered by lay counsellors, enhanced remission and abstinence over 3 months among male primary care attendees with harmful drinking in a setting in India. We evaluated the sustainability of the effects after treatment termination, the cost-effectiveness of CAP over 12 months, and the effects of the hypothesized mediator 'readiness to change' on clinical outcomes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Male primary care attendees aged 18-65 years screening with harmful drinking on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) were randomised to either CAP plus enhanced usual care (EUC) (n = 188) or EUC alone (n = 189), of whom 89% completed assessments at 3 months, and 84% at 12 months...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894716/seroprevalence-of-igg-antibodies-against-echinococcus-granulosus-by-elisa-method-using-recombinant-agb-in-lorestan-province-western-iran
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Vahid Fallah Omrani, Soheila Rouhani, Bahram Kazemi, Seyyed Javad Seyyedtabaei, Farnaz Kheirandish, Maysam Rezapour
BACKGROUND: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonotic disease with global prevalence, which causes considerable health problems and economic losses throughout the world. The aim of this study was to assess the seroepidemiology of CE in Doroud City, Lorestan Province, Iran, considered a neglected endemic location. METHODS: An ELISA was performed using recombinant AgB from Apr to Jul 2015 in Lorestan Province, Western Iran. The commercial Hydatidosis IgG ELISA kit (Vircell SL, Granada, Spain) was used to confirm the obtained results...
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893354/similar-virulence-properties-of-infection-and-colonization-associated-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Aditi, Malini Shariff, Sunil K Chhabra, Mujeeb-Ur Rahman
PURPOSE: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the agents that are commonly implicated in nosocomial infections. However, it is also present as a commensal in various body sites of healthy persons, making the diagnosis of infection by culture difficult. A number of virulence factors expressed by the organism have been implicated in its pathogenicity. We undertook this study to identify the host and organism factors associated with infection. METHODOLOGY: Pathogenic, colonizing and environmental isolates were tested for apr, lasB, the T3SS effector exoenzymes (exoS, exoT, exoU and exoY) and toxA genes, biofilm production and antimicrobial susceptibility...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891266/analysis-of-outcomes-achieved-with-squamous-cell-carcinomas-of-the-anus-in-a-single-university-hospital-over-the-last-two-decades-clinical-response-rate-relapse-and-survival-of-190-patients
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Gianpiero Gravante, James Andrew Stephenson, Mohamed Elshaer, Ahmed Osman, Subramaniam Vasanthan, Joseph H Mullineux, Mohamed Akil Dilawar Gani, David Sharpe, Justin Yeung, Michael Norwood, Andrew Miller, Kirsten Boyle, David Hemingway
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We reviewed our series of anal squamous cell carcinomas (ASCC) treated over the last two decades. METHODS: ASCC patients undergoing treatment at the Leicester Royal Infirmary between 1998 and 2016 were selected. Age, gender, pathological tumor characteristics, treatment adopted, the overall survival (OS), cancer-specific survival (CSS), and disease-free survival (DFS) at 5-year follow-up were recorded and calculated. RESULTS: A total of 190 ASCC were reviewed, of these 64...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890055/resected-irradiated-rectal-cancers-are-twelve-lymph-nodes-really-necessary-in-the-era-of-neoadjuvant-therapy
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Morgan L Cox, Mohamed A Adam, Mithun M Shenoi, Megan C Turner, Zhifei Sun, Christopher R Mantyh, John Migaly
BACKGROUND: Our study aims to identify the minimum number of lymph nodes (LN) associated with improved survival in patients who underwent NRT for stage II-III rectal cancer. METHODS: Adults with clinical stage II and III rectal adenocarcinoma in the National Cancer Data Base were stratified by NRT. Multivariable Cox regression modeling with restricted cubic splines was used to determine the minimum number of LNs associated with improved survival. RESULTS: Of 38,363 patients, 76% received NRT...
August 26, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884049/potential-predictive-factors-for-pathologic-complete-response-after-the-neoadjuvant-treatment-of-rectal-adenocarcinoma-a-single-center-experience
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Feryel Letaief, Meher Nasri, Mouna Ayadi, Khedija Meddeb, Amina Mokrani, Yosra Yahyaoui, Nesrine Chraiet, Henda Raies, Amel Mezlini
OBJECTIVE: : To assess the response rate of patients with rectal adenocarcinoma to neoadjuvant therapy and to identify the predictors of histological regression after neoadjuvant radiotherapy (RT) or concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). METHODS: : This study recruited 64 patients. The patients had resectable cancer of the lower and the middle rectum (T3/T4 and/or N+) without distant metastasis and received neoadjuvant RT or CCRT followed by radical surgery with total mesorectal excision (TME) between January 2006 and December 2011...
August 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883871/drug-induced-apnea-in-children-admitted-to-loghman-hakim-hospital-tehran-iran
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Narges Gholami, Fathi Alwasabi, Fariba Farnaghi
OBJECTIVE: Environmental hazards, including poisons, can cause irreparable effects and even fatal for children. Poisoning in children is common and serious, but often is preventable and treatable. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of drugs and chemical toxicity leading to apnea. In addition, we detected type of drug that induced apnea among children. MATERIALS & METHODS: In a retrospective cross-sectional study from Apr 2012 to Apr 2013, data of all hospitalized drug-induced Apnea in children were collected through hospital records...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883869/ataxia-in-childhood-epidemiological-clinical-and-neuroradiologic-features-and-the-risk-of-recurrence
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Mohsen Javadzadeh, Masoud Hassanvand Amouzadeh, Shaghayegh Sadat Esmail Nejad, Ezatollah Abasi, Abbas Alipour, Mohsen Mollamohammadi
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted on the demographic data, clinical characteristics, electroencephalography, neuroradiological findings, and their impact on the recurrence of ataxia. MATERIALS & METHODS: A 3-yr retrospective review of 49 children with ataxia in Mofid Children Hospital, Tehran, Iran was conducted from Apr 2013 to Apr 2016. The demographic, clinical and paraclinical data were recorded in pre-prepared questionnaires. The patients were also classified in two groups of with or without recurrence and the results were compared...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882273/school-transportation-mode-by-distance-between-home-and-school-united-states-consumerstyles-2012
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Laurie F Beck, Daniel D Nguyen
INTRODUCTION: Motor-vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the United States, and almost one-fourth of all trips by school-aged children are trips to and from school. This study sought to determine how children (5-18years) travel to and from school and, among those living ≤1mile of school, to explore the role of school bus service eligibility on school travel mode. METHODS: We used national 2012 survey data to determine prevalence of usual school travel mode, stratified by distance from school...
September 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880904/prospective-comparison-of-two-models-of-integrating-early-infant-male-circumcision-with-maternal-child-health-services-in-kenya-the-mtoto-msafi-mbili-study
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Robert C Bailey, Fredrick Adera, Mary Ellen Mackesy-Amiti, Timothy Adipo, Sherry K Nordstrom, Supriya D Mehta, Walter Jaoko, F L Fredrik G Langi, Walter Obiero, Edmon Obat, Fredrick O Otieno, Marisa R Young
As countries scale up adult voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention, they are looking ahead to long term sustainable strategies, including introduction of early infant male circumcision (EIMC). To address the lack of evidence regarding introduction of EIMC services in sub-Saharan African settings, we conducted a simultaneous, prospective comparison of two models of EIMC service delivery in Homa Bay County, Kenya. In one division a standard delivery package (SDP) was introduced and included health facility-based provision of EIMC services with community engagement for client referral versus in a different division a standard package plus (SDPplus) that included community-delivered EIMC services...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880495/case-report-of-perineal-hernia-after-laparoscopic-abdominoperineal-resection
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Kumpei Honjo, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Shunsuke Motegi, Ryoichi Tsukamoto, Shinya Munakata, Kiichi Sugimoto, Hirohiko Kamiyama, Makoto Takahashi, Yutaka Kojima, Tetsu Fukunaga, Yoshiaki Kajiyama, Seiji Kawasaki
Perineal hernia (PH) is a rare complication following laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection (APR) for rectal cancer. We present a case report of perineal hernia after laparoscopic APR and discuss its management. The patient was a 77-year-old man who was diagnosed with lower rectal cancer. He underwent laparoscopic APR and bilateral lateral lymph node dissection. Two months after the surgery, pain and bulging in the perineal region developed, and PH was diagnosed by CT. Repair with a polypropylene mesh was performed using a combination of laparoscopic abdominal and transperineal approaches...
September 7, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878791/characterization-and-mapping-of-leaf-rust-and-stripe-rust-resistance-loci-in-hexaploid-wheat-lines-uc1110-and-pi610750-under-mexican-environments
#16
Caixia Lan, Iago L Hale, Sybil A Herrera-Foessel, Bhoja R Basnet, Mandeep S Randhawa, Julio Huerta-Espino, Jorge Dubcovsky, Ravi P Singh
Growing resistant wheat varieties is a key method of minimizing the extent of yield losses caused by the globally important wheat leaf rust (LR) and stripe rust (YR) diseases. In this study, a population of 186 F8 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from a cross between a synthetic wheat derivative (PI610750) and an adapted common wheat line (cv. "UC1110") were phenotyped for LR and YR response at both seedling and adult plant stages over multiple seasons. Using a genetic linkage map consisting of single sequence repeats and diversity arrays technology markers, in combination with inclusive composite interval mapping analysis, we detected a new LR adult plant resistance (APR) locus, QLr...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876659/abdominoperineal-resection-in-the-prone-position-early-outcomes-at-a-tertiary-institution-in-the-western-cape-south-africa
#17
N Stevenson, A V V Lambrechts
BACKGROUND: Abdominoperineal resection (APR) in the prone position is a new technique in the developing world, where colorectal cancer incidence is rising fast and the patient population is different from those in the developed world. Literature is lacking on the outcomes of this technique under these conditions. METHOD: All patients who underwent APR in the prone position for rectal adenocarcinoma from February 2011 to February 2017 were reviewed. Main endpoints were stage at presentation, neoadjuvant treatment, circumferential resection margin involvement, perineal wound complications, length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay and days discharged after surgery...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867143/text4baby-influenza-messaging-and-influenza-vaccination-among-pregnant-women
#18
Jessica A Bushar, Juliette S Kendrick, Helen Ding, Carla L Black, Stacie M Greby
INTRODUCTION: Pregnant women are at risk for severe influenza-related complications; however, only 52% reported receiving an influenza vaccination during the 2013-2014 influenza season. Text4baby, a free national text service, provides influenza vaccination education and reminders to pregnant women. This study examined reported influenza vaccination during pregnancy among Text4baby participants who reported receiving influenza messages and women who reported never participating in Text4baby...
August 28, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866491/fusion-of-deep-learning-and-compressed-domain-features-for-content-based-image-retrieval
#19
Peizhong Liu, Jing-Ming Guo, Chi-Yi Wu, Danlin Cai
This paper presents an effective image retrieval method by combining high-level features from Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) model and low-level features from Dot-Diffused Block Truncation Coding (DDBTC). The low-level features, e.g., texture and color, are constructed by VQ-indexed histogram from DDBTC bitmap, maximum, and minimum quantizers. Conversely, high-level features from CNN can effectively capture human perception. With the fusion of the DDBTC and CNN features, the extended deep learning two-layer codebook features (DL-TLCF) is generated using the proposed two-layer codebook, dimension reduction, and similarity reweighting to improve the overall retrieval rate...
August 29, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856651/rapid-phenotyping-adult-plant-resistance-to-stem-rust-in-wheat-grown-under-controlled-conditions
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Adnan Riaz, Lee T Hickey
Stem rust (SR) or black rust caused by Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici is one of the most common diseases of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) crops globally. Among the various control measures, the most efficient and sustainable approach is the deployment of genetically resistant cultivars. Traditionally, wheat breeding programs deployed genetic resistance in cultivars, but unknowingly this is often underpinned by a single seedling resistance gene, which is readily overcome by the pathogen. Nowadays, adult plant resistance (APR) is a widely adopted form of rust resistance because more durable mechanisms often underpin it...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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