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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343782/lifestyle-socioeconomic-characteristics-and-medical-history-of-elderly-persons-who-receive-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-in-a-tax-supported-healthcare-system
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Maja Hellfritzsch, Reimar Wernich Thomsen, Lisbeth Munksgård Baggesen, Finn Breinholt Larsen, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Christian Fynbo Christiansen
BACKGROUND: Observational studies on effectiveness of influenza vaccination in the elderly are thought to be biased by healthier lifestyles and higher socioeconomic status among vaccinated vs. unvaccinated persons. We examined this hypothesis in a uniform tax-supported health care system with free-of-charge influenza vaccination to the elderly. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among Danes aged 65-79years participating in a survey. We compared elderly persons with and without a recent (within six months) influenza vaccination in terms of (i) lifestyle and socioeconomic characteristics obtained from the survey and (ii) health factors including medical history provided by Danish registries...
March 23, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342659/urologic-oncologic-surveyrobotic-level-iii-inferior-vena-cava-tumor-thrombectomy-initial-series-gill-is-metcalfe-c-abreu-a-duddalwar-v-chopra-s-cunningham-m-thangathurai-d-ukimura-o-satkunasivam-r-hung-a-papalia-r-aron-m-desai-m-gallucci-m-j-urol-2015-oct-194
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Max Meng
PURPOSE: Level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy for renal cancer is one of the most challenging open urologic surgeries. We present the initial series of completely intracorporeal robotic level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine patients underwent robotic level III inferior vena cava thrombectomy and 7 patients underwent level II thrombectomy. The entire operation (high intrahepatic inferior vena cava control, caval exclusion, tumor thrombectomy, inferior vena cava repair, radical nephrectomy, and retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy) was performed exclusively robotically...
March 22, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338163/-risk-factors-of-postoperative-urinary-retention-after-rectal-cancer-surgery
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Yong Zhao, Xiaoling Hou, Yujuan Zhao, Yingying Feng, Bin Zhang, Ke Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors of postoperative urinary retention after rectal cancer surgery. METHODS: Clinical data of 133 patients with rectal cancer undergoing radical surgery from January 2013 to September 2014 in the General Hospital of the PLA Rocket Force were retrospectively analyzed. Time to the first removal of urinary catheter, incidence of postoperative urinary retention, and time to re-insert indwelling catheter were recorded. Risk factors of urinary retention were analyzed...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336487/phylogeny-and-expression-analysis-of-c-reactive-protein-crp-and-serum-amyloid-p-sap-like-genes-reveal-two-distinct-groups-in-fish
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P T Lee, S Bird, J Zou, S A M Martin
The acute phase response (APR) is an early innate immune function that is initiated by inflammatory signals, leading to the release of acute phase proteins to the bloodstream to re-establish homeostasis following microbial infection. In this study we analysed the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) whole-genome database and identified five C-reactive protein (CRP)/serum amyloid P component (SAP) like molecules namely CRP/SAP-1a, CRP/SAP-1b, CRP/SAP-1c, CRP/SAP-2 and CRP/SAP-3. These CRP/SAP genes formed two distinct sub-families, a universal group (group I) present in all vertebrates and a fish/amphibian specific group (group II)...
March 20, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333183/machine-learning-algorithms-for-objective-remission-and-clinical-outcomes-with-thiopurines
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Akbar K Waljee, Kay Sauder, Anand Patel, Sandeep Segar, Boang Liu, Yiwei Zhang, Ji Zhu, Ryan W Stidham, Ulysses Balis, Peter D R Higgins
Background and Aims: Big data analytics leverage patterns in data to harvest valuable information, but are rarely implemented in clinical care. Optimising thiopurine therapy for inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] has proved difficult. Current methods using 6-thioguanine nucleotide [6-TGN] metabolites have failed in randomized controlled trials [RCTs], and have not been used to predict objective remission [OR]. Our aims were to: 1) develop machine learning algorithms [MLA] using laboratory values and age to identify patients in objective remission on thiopurines; and 2) determine whether achieving algorithm-predicted objective remission resulted in fewer clinical events per year...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331773/characteristics-and-factors-associated-with-antihypertensive-medication-use-in-patients-attending-peruvian-health-facilities
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Christian R Mejia, Virgilio E Failoc-Rojas, Edison So, Carmen Cervantes, Antonio J Aspajo, Jesus Galileo Leandro, Jhomar Cordova-De La Cruz, Julio C Charri, Kevin E García-Auqui, Lelis Gabriela Coronel-Chucos, Luz Delia Justo-Pinto, Marisol Stefanie Mamani-Apaza, Neil Arón Paz-Campos, Ricardo Correa
INTRODUCTION : Hypertension is a very common disease worldwide, and medication is needed to prevent its short-term and long-term complications. Our objective was to determine the characteristics and factors associated with antihypertensive medication use in patients attending Peruvian health facilities. MATERIALS & METHODS: We performed a multicenter, cross-sectional study with secondary data. We obtained self-reported antihypertensive medication from patients attending health facilities in 10 departments of Peru...
February 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327835/-external-workplace-violence-against-doctors-in-hospital-services-in-lima-metropolitana-peru-2014
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Ximena Tuya-Figueroa, Edward Mezones-Holguin, Eduardo Monge, Ricardo Arones, Milagros Mier, Mercedes Saravia, Jose Torres, Percy Mayta-Tristán
Objectives: . To calculate the frequency and factors associated with external workplace violence (EWV) against doctors in health inpatient services in the metropolitan area of Lima (Spanish: Lima Metropolitana), Peru. Materials and methods: . A cross-sectional analytic study, which included doctors from the Ministry of Health (MINSA), Social Security (EsSalud), and the private subsector, was carried out. The frequency of EWV was measured throughout the entire professional practice during the previous 12 months and during the last month...
October 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327830/-stigma-related-to-hiv-aids-associated-with-adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-in-patients-of-a-public-hospital-in-lima-peru-2014
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Jessica Hanae Zafra-Tanaka, Eduardo Ticona-Chavez
Objectives.: To determine the level of stigma related to HIV/AIDS and its association with adherence to antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Materials and methods.: A cross-sectional study that included adult patients which were part of the HAART program during at least 6 months. Stigma was defined as the loss of value of the person infected with HIV according to Berger scale and treatment adherence as the correct consume of medications which were measured with the Simplified Medication Adherence Questionnaire...
October 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324811/serum-acute-phase-response-induced-by-different-vaccination-protocols-against-circovirus-type-2-and-mycoplasma-hyopneumoniae-in-piglets
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Iván Hernández-Caravaca, Sebastian Figueras Gourgues, Víctor Rodríguez, Edgar Díaz Estrada, José J Cerón, Damián Escribano
The purpose of this study was to compare the acute phase reaction (APR) induced by different vaccination protocols used against Porcine Circovirus (PCV) type-2 and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M.hyo), studying two acute phase proteins (APPs) and changes in rectal temperature (RT). In addition, the possible influence of the time of vaccination and breed were analysed. In the first experiment, 40 commercial crossbred piglets were vaccinated, on the day of weaning, with FLEXcombo® (group A, n=20) or Porcilis PCV® and Stellamune® One (group B, n=20)...
March 11, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322916/prediction-and-reduction-of-the-aggregation-of-monoclonal-antibodies
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Rob van der Kant, Anne R Karow-Zwick, Joost Van Durme, Michaela Blech, Rodrigo Gallardo, Daniel Seeliger, Kerstin Aßfalg, Pieter Baatsen, Griet Compernolle, Ann Gils, Joey M Studts, Patrick Schulz, Patrick Garidel, Joost Schymkowitz, Frederic Rousseau
Protein aggregation remains a major area of focus in the production of monoclonal antibodies. Improving the intrinsic properties of antibodies can improve manufacturability, attrition rates, safety, formulation, titers, immunogenicity and solubility. Here, we explore the potential of predicting and reducing the aggregation propensity of monoclonal antibodies, based on the identification of aggregation-prone regions (APRs) and their contribution to the thermodynamic stability of the protein. Although APRs are thought to occur in the antigen binding region to drive hydrophobic binding with antigen, we were able to rationally design variants that display a marked decrease in aggregation propensity while retaining antigen binding through the introduction of artificial aggregation gatekeeper residues...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319719/year-round-phytofiltration-lagoon-assessment-using-pistia-stratiotes-within-a-pilot-plant-scale-biorefinery
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Eugenia J Olguín, Daniel A García-López, Ricardo E González-Portela, Gloria Sánchez-Galván
Phytofiltration lagoons are phytoremediation technologies suitable for tropical and sub-tropical regions requiring cost-effective and echo-friendly technologies. A biorefinery of fourth generation has been implemented at pilot plant level in Xalapa, Mexico, and the phytofiltration lagoon, being the first module for provision of treated water and plant biomass for biofuel production plays a key role. The aim of this work was to evaluate the performance of such phytofiltration lagoon with a working volume of 13,000 L for the removal of nutrients from an urban river polluted with domestic wastewater and the biomass productivity of the macrophyte Pistia stratiotes, during five different experimental periods, comprising 42 days each one...
March 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318343/enduring-consequences-from-the-war-on-drugs-how-policing-practices-impact-hiv-risk-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-baltimore-city
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Natalie Flath, Karin Tobin, Kelly King, Alexandra Lee, Carl Latkin
BACKGROUND: Neighborhood-level characteristics, including police activity, are associated with HIV and Hepatitis C injection risk-behaviors among people who inject drugs (PWID). However, the pathways through which these neighborhood perceptions shape individual-level HIV risk behaviors are unclear. This study helps to explain perceived behaviors between perceived neighborhood police activity and HIV injection risk behavior (i.e., injection syringe/tool sharing in the previous 6 months)...
March 20, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314469/multiple-lifestyle-risk-behaviours-and-excess-weight-among-adolescents-in-barcelona-spain
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Xavier Continente, Anna Pérez, Albert Espelt, Carles Ariza, María José López
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to analyse the prevalence of having multiple lifestyle risk behaviours (LRB) and the potential relationship between excess weight (including overweight and obesity) and cumulative multiple LRB among adolescents in Barcelona, Spain. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed among a representative sample of 3,114 secondary school students in Barcelona. Height and weight were objectively measured and excess weight was defined in accordance with World Health Organization criteria...
March 14, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303541/dynamics-of-biochemical-properties-associated-with-soil-nitrogen-mineralization-following-nitrification-inhibitor-and-fungicide-applications
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Manyun Zhang, Weijin Wang, Jun Wang, Ying Teng, Zhihong Xu
Agrochemical applications may have side effects on soil biochemical properties related to soil nitrogen (N) mineralization and thus affect N cycling. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of nitrification inhibitor 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP) and fungicide iprodione on soil neutral protease (NPR), alkaline protease (APR), chitinase (CHI), and their functional genes (nprA, aprA, and chiA) related to soil N mineralization. The following four treatments were included: blank control (CK), single DMPP application (DAA), weekly iprodione applications (IPR), and the combined applications of DMPP and iprodione (DI)...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300048/cardiovascular-responses-to-millet-pounding-activity-among-women-in-a-rural-community-in-northeastern-nigeria
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Adetoyeje Y Oyeyemi, Fati Jajimaji, Adewale L Oyeyemi, Abdul-Hameed A Jabbo
BACKGROUND: Pounding food items in a wooden mortal is a common home chore in many communities in African and Asian countries. However, no empirical data exist on energy expenditure during this activity, and whether the activity can be considered a light, moderate, or vigorous intensity physical activity is unknown. PURPOSE: This study was aimed at gaining insights into energy expenditure during millet pounding through cardiovascular responses to millet pounding activity, and to explore possible differences in response between women who pound millet as their occupation (habitual millet pounders) and those who pound millet only for their own home cooking but not as a job (nonhabitual pounders)...
January 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300045/-nature-cures-an-alternative-herbal-formulation-as-a-denture-cleanser
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R Sushma, Tanuja Tanaji Sathe, Anand Farias, Pronob Kumar Sanyal, Shashi Kiran
BACKGROUND: Candida albicans is one of the microorganisms which harbor the oral cavity, especially in elderly. However, the incidence of existence of this increases in patients using removable dental prosthesis. There is therefore a need to test the anticandidal efficacy of these cost-effective, easily available products to be used as routine denture cleansers. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: (1) To evaluate antifungal properties of triphala churna on the heat cure denture base material...
January 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300044/impact-of-operator-hearing-threshold-on-manual-blood-pressure-measurement
#17
Abubakar Danjuma Salisu, Aminu Bakari, Hamisu Abdullahi
INTRODUCTION: Une déficience auditive non détectée chez le personnel de santé pourrait affecter leur capacité à obtenir une pression artérielle (PA) précise avec des conséquences négatives sur les soins aux patients. Le but de cet article était de déterminer l'impact de l'audition de l'opérateur sur la mesure manuelle de la pression artérielle. Méthodologie: Une étude transversale portant sur 25 patients et 60 personnel de santé composé de 25 médecins (groupe 1), 25 infirmières (groupe 2) et 10 10 personnes qualifiées sélectionnées ayant une audition normale formé (groupe 3)...
January 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299378/factors-associated-with-acute-phase-response-of-bisphosphonate-na%C3%A3-ve-or-pretreated-women-with-osteoporosis-receiving-an-intravenous-first-dose-of-zoledronate-or-ibandronate
#18
A W Popp, R Senn, I Curkovic, C Senn, H Buffat, P F Popp, K Lippuner
A first intravenous dose of bisphosphonates may be associated with an acute-phase response (APR). In bisphosphonate-naïve women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, the characteristics and frequency of APR may differ by compound. Prior bisphosphonate exposure was predictive of APR risk and severity. INTRODUCTION: Intravenous (IV) administration of bisphosphonates (BP), such as zoledronate (ZOL) and ibandronate (IBN), may be associated with an APR. The characteristics of APR may differ by compound...
March 15, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293746/long-standing-crohn-s-disease-and-its-implication-on-anal-squamous-cell-cancer-management
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Amy L Lightner, Sara B Moncrief, Thomas C Smyrk, John H Pemberton, Michael G Haddock, David W Larson, Eric J Dozois, Kellie L Mathis
BACKGROUND: Anal squamous cell carcinoma (ASCC) is rare, accounting for only 1% of gastrointestinal malignancies. We sought to better understand management strategies for ASCC in the setting of Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: A retrospective chart review from 2001 to 2016 was conducted using ICD-9/10 codes for CD (555.9/K50) and ASCC (154.3/C44.520). Adult patients with a diagnosis of CD at the time of ASCC diagnosis were included. RESULTS: Seven patients (five female) were included with a median age of 50 years...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292663/ileal-strangulation-by-a-secondary-perineal-hernia-after-laparoscopic-abdominoperineal-rectal-resection-a-case-report
#20
Kurokawa Tomohiro, Giichiro Tsurita, Kentaro Yazawa, Masaru Shinozaki
INTRODUCITON: We report a recent case of strangulated bowel obstruction due to an incarcerated secondary perineal hernia that developed after laparoscopic rectal resection. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 75-year-old man undergoing treatment for alcoholic cirrhosis underwent laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection of the rectum (APR) for lower rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiotherapy. Lung metastases were diagnosed 2 months postoperatively. Ten days after chemotherapy initiation, the patient was hospitalized on an emergency basis due to hepatic encephalopathy...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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