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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721006/incidence-of-outer-retinal-tubulation-in-eyes-with-choroidal-neovascularization-under-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-in-a-japanese-population
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Seiji Takagi, Michiko Mandai, Noriko Miyamoto, Akihiro Nishida, Yasuhiko Hirami, Hirofumi Uyama, Midori Yamamoto, Masayo Takahashi, Goji Tomita, Yasuo Kurimoto
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of outer retinal tubulation (ORT) among patients with different types of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective chart review, disease type was classified as typical age-related macular degeneration (t-AMD), polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP), or myopic CNV (mCNV). Spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images were evaluated for the appearance of ORT and subretinal fibrosis and fluid...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717850/physio-biochemical-parameters-a-potential-tool-for-target-selective-treatment-of-haemonchosis-in-the-small-ruminants
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Bhupamani Das, Niranjan Kumar, Mehul M Jadav, Jayesh B Solanki, T K S Rao
This study aims to evaluate the conjunctiva colour-based FAMACHA score (FS) coupled with a body condition score (BCS), haemogram and stressor hormone level estimation, in identifying post-mortem (PM)/coproscopically proven individuals wanting therapy for economically important gastrointestinal (GI) helminths, Haemonchus contortus, in the small ruminants. The incidence of haemonchosis was significantly (p < 0.05) higher (60.81%) in the ruminants with FS = 3. The H. contortus count in the animals with FS 2, 3 and 4 was 23...
July 17, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716556/impact-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-pcv7-and-pcv13-on-pneumococcal-invasive-diseases-in-italian-children-and-insight-into-evolution-of-pneumococcal-population-structure
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Romina Camilli, Fabio D'Ambrosio, Maria Del Grosso, Fernanda Pimentel de Araujo, Maria Grazia Caporali, Martina Del Manso, Giovanni Gherardi, Fortunato D'Ancona, Annalisa Pantosti
BACKGROUND: The use of PCV7 for children immunization was gradually implemented in the Italian regions starting from 2006 and was replaced by PCV13 in 2010-2011. In this study we aimed to assess the PCV impact on invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) incidence, serotype distribution and antibiotic resistance in Italian children under 5years old. METHODS: All IPD cases in children from 5 Italian regions (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia, A. P. Bolzano, A. P. Trento, and Piemonte) reported through the nationwide surveillance system during 2008-2014 were included in this study...
July 14, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712490/pneumococcal-vaccination-for-splenectomized-patients-with-thalassemia-major-in-indonesia
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Teny Tjitra Sari, Arwin Ali P Akib, Djajadiman Gatot, Alida Roswita Harahap, Saptawati Bardosono, Sri Rezeki S Hadinegoro
INTRODUCTION: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a capsulated bacterium that can cause severe infection in patients with thalassemia major, particularly those who have undergone splenectomy. The absence of the spleen as well as zinc deficiency in splenectomized patients with thalassemia major increases the possibility of developing invasive pneumococcal infection. The aims of this study are to evaluate pneumococcal IgG levels following PCV and PPV immunizations and the effect of zinc supplementation on qualitative specific immune responses in splenectomized patients with thalassemia...
July 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712384/the-epidemiology-of-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-in-older-adults-in-the-post-pcv-era-has-there-been-a-herd-effect
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M Corcoran, I Vickers, J Mereckiene, S Murchan, S Cotter, M Fitzgerald, M McElligott, M Cafferkey, D O'Flanagan, R Cunney, H Humphreys
The 7 and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) have reduced the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in children in many countries. The objective of this work was to assess the impact of PCVs and potential herd-protection in older adults in Ireland. IPD notification and typing data from adults ⩾65 years of age from July 2007 to June 2016 was assessed using national surveillance data. There was a 94% reduction in PCV7 serotypes from 2007-2008 to 2015-2016, incidence rate ratio (IRR 0·05, P < 0·0001)...
August 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712138/hematologic-reference-intervals-and-age-effect-in-european-strigiformes
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Susana Agusti Montolio, Rafael Molina López, Carolyn Cray, Santiago Lavín González, Olga Nicolás Francisco, Ignasi Marco Sánchez, Encarna Casas-Díaz, Rafaela Cuenca Valera
BACKGROUND: The clinical importance of hematologic testing in avian veterinary medicine is reflected in the increasing number of studies for the establishment of hematologic RIs of Strigiformes and other species. Age is an important physiologic factor in birds and the effect on hematology variable should be understood. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine baseline data of hematologic variables in 5 species of Iberian Strigiformes in different age classes...
July 16, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711389/population-genetic-structure-antibiotic-resistance-capsule-switching-and-evolution-of-invasive-pneumococci-before-conjugate-vaccination-in-malawi
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Chrispin Chaguza, Jennifer E Cornick, Cheryl P Andam, Rebecca A Gladstone, Maaike Alaerts, Patrick Musicha, Chikondi Peno, Naor Bar-Zeev, Arox W Kamng'ona, Anmol M Kiran, Chisomo L Msefula, Lesley McGee, Robert F Breiman, Aras Kadioglu, Neil French, Robert S Heyderman, William P Hanage, Stephen D Bentley, Dean B Everett
INTRODUCTION: Pneumococcal infections cause a high death toll in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) but the recently rolled out pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) will reduce the disease burden. To better understand the population impact of these vaccines, comprehensive analysis of large collections of pneumococcal isolates sampled prior to vaccination is required. Here we present a population genomic study of the invasive pneumococcal isolates sampled before the implementation of PCV13 in Malawi...
July 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711387/serotype-distribution-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-pattern-in-children%C3%A2-5years-with-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-in-india-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jyotsana Singh, Suba Sundaresan, Anand Manoharan, Anita Shet
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading cause of childhood diseases that result in significant morbidity and mortality in India. Commercially licensed and available pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) include ten (PCV-10) and 13 (PCV-13) pneumococcal serotypes. Vaccines with other serotype combinations are under development. Reviewing and reporting trends and distribution of pneumococcal serotypes causing invasive pneumococcal disease in India will be useful for policy making as PCV is being introduced into India's universal immunization program...
July 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708496/comparative-evaluation-of-haematological-parameters-and-erythrocyte-membrane-stability-in-pregnant-and-lactating-goats-in-different-seasons-of-tropical-savannah
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B Habibu, H J Makun, L S Yaqub, H U Buhari, T Aluwong, M U Kawu
Haematological parameters and erythrocyte osmotic fragility (EOF) are commonly used as indicators of health status and erythrocyte membrane integrity. Variations in haematological parameters and EOF in late gestation and early lactation during the cold-dry (CDS), hot-dry (HDS) and rainy (RAS) seasons were studied in sixty (n = 60) Red Sokoto goats (20 goats for each season). The ambient temperatures and temperature-humidity index recorded were higher in the afternoon hours of the HDS and RAS, but lower in the morning hours of the CDS as compared with the thermoneutral zone of goats...
September 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707675/submacular-hemorrhage-and-grape-like-polyp-clusters-factors-associated-with-reactivation-of-the-lesion-in-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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J H Kim, Y S Chang, J W Kim, C G Kim, D W Lee
PurposeThe purpose of this study is to investigate the factors associated with reactivation of the lesion during the first year in patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) treated with intravitreal ranibizumab.Patients and methodsThis retrospective observational study included 84 eyes diagnosed with PCV and treated with 3-monthly ranibizumab injections. Only those patients who exhibited complete resolution of fluid after initial treatment and were followed up at least 12 months were included. The baseline characteristics of the patients, including their age and sex, location of the polyps, greatest linear dimensions of the lesions, largest polyp diameter, choroidal vascular hyperpermeability, submacular hemorrhages ≥1 disc area in size, presence of grape-like polyp clusters, central foveal thickness, and best-corrected visual acuity were compared between patients with and without reactivation of the lesion...
July 14, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704255/choroidal-vascular-hyperpermeability-as-a-predictor-of-treatment-response-for-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Yasuo Yanagi, Daniel S W Ting, Wei Yan Ng, Shu Yen Lee, Ranjana Mathur, Choi Mun Chan, Ian Yeo, Tien Yin Wong, Gemmy Chui Ming Cheung
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of choroidal vascular hyperpermeability (CVH) and choroidal thickness on treatment outcomes in eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) undergoing anti-vascular endothelial growth factor monotherapy or combination therapy of photodynamic therapy and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections. METHODS: The authors performed a prospective, observational cohort study involving 72 eyes of 72 patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (mean age 68...
July 12, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703962/haematological-and-biochemical-studies-on-justicia-carnea-leaves-extract-in-phenylhydrazine-induced-anemia-in-albino-rats
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Chimaraoke Onyeabo, Ngozi K Achi, Chima A Ekeleme-Egedigwe, Chidinma U Ebere, Chidinma K Okoro
BACKGROUND: Justicia carnea is a medicinal plant used widely in Nigeria which is reported to have diverse functions, including blood-boosting potential. Aim. The effect of the ethanol extract of Justicea carnea (JC) leaves in phenylhydrazine induced-anemia albino rats on haematological and lipid profile parameters was investigated. METHODS: The experimental animals were randomly grouped into five groups of six rats each – group 1 (non-anemic control), group 2 (anemic control), group 3 (500 mg/kg of JC extract), group 4 (1000 mg/kg of JC extract) and group 5 (DMSO control)...
April 2017: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702676/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-nonexudative-neovascularization-in-fellow-eyes-of-patients-with-unilateral-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Yasuo Yanagi, Aditi Mohla, Won-Ki Lee, Shu Yen Lee, Ranjana Mathur, Choi Mun Chan, Ian Yeo, Tien Yin Wong, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung
Purpose: To determine the prevalence of subclinical nonexudative neovascularization and associated choroidal vascular changes in the fellow eyes of patients presenting with unilateral typical exudative AMD (tAMD) or polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) using indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) and swept-source (SS) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). Methods: We recruited patients presenting with tAMD or PCV in a prospective clinical study. The diagnosis in the presenting eye was determined based on clinical, fluorescein angiography (FA), and ICGA findings...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702308/pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-implementation-in-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Serena Tricarico, Hannah C McNeil, David W Cleary, Michael G Head, Victor Lim, Ivan Kok Seng Yap, Chong Chun Wie, Cheng Siang Tan, Mohd Nor Norazmi, Ismail Aziah, Eddy Seong Guan Cheah, Saul N Faust, Johanna M C Jefferies, Paul J Roderick, Michael Moore, Ho Ming Yuen, Marie-Louise Newell, Nuala McGrath, C Patrick Doncaster, Alex R Kraaijeveld, Jeremy S Webb, Stuart C Clarke
BACKGROUND: Since 2000, the widespread adoption of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) has had a major impact in the prevention of pneumonia. Limited access to international financial support means some middle-income countries (MICs) are trailing in the widespread use of PCVs. We review the status of PCV implementation, and discuss any needs and gaps related to low levels of PCV implementation in MICs, with analysis of possible solutions to strengthen the PCV implementation process in MICs...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700264/overall-effectiveness-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccines-an-economic-analysis-of-phid-cv-and-pcv-13-in-the-immunization-of-infants-in-italy
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Paolo Castiglia, Lorenzo Pradelli, Stefano Castagna, Veronica Freguglia, Giorgio Palù, Susanna Esposito
Pneumococcal diseases are associated with a significant clinical and economic burden. The 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-7) has been used for the immunization of newborns against invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) in Italy while now the pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) and the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) are available. The aim of this analysis was to compare the estimated health benefits, cost and cost-effectiveness of immunization strategies vs...
July 12, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699859/understanding-the-role-of-micrornas-in-the-interaction-of-aedes-aegypti-mosquitoes-with-an-insect-specific-flavivirus
#16
Morris Lee, Kayvan Etebari, Sonja Hall-Mendelin, Andrew F van den Hurk, Jody Hobson-Peters, Sreenu Vatipally, Esther Schnettler, Roy Hall, Sassan Asgari
The Flavivirus genus contains some of the most prevalent vector-borne viruses, such as the dengue, Zika and yellow fever viruses that cause devastating diseases in humans. However, the insect-specific clade of flaviviruses is restricted to mosquito hosts, albeit they have retained the general features of the genus, such as genome structure and replication. The interactions between insect-specific flaviviruses (ISFs) and their mosquito hosts are largely unknown. Pathogenic flaviviruses are known to modulate host-derived microRNAs (miRNAs), a class of non-coding RNAs that are important in controlling gene expression...
July 12, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697497/one-year-outcomes-following-intravitreal-aflibercept-for-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-in-japanese-patients-the-apollo-study
#17
Yuji Oshima, Kenichi Kimoto, Noriko Yoshida, Kimihiko Fujisawa, Shozo Sonoda, Toshiaki Kubota, Toshinori Murata, Taiji Sakamoto, Shigeo Yoshida, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Tatsuro Ishibashi
PURPOSE: To evaluate 1-year outcomes of intravitreal injections of aflibercept (IVA) in Japanese polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) patients. METHODS: In this prospective, open-label, single-arm multicenter clinical trial, treatment-naïve PCV patients received IVA (2.0 mg) every 2 months, after 3 initial monthly doses. The primary endpoint assessed was the proportion of patients maintaining baseline best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at 1 year. RESULTS: Fifty eyes with PCV were included in the study...
July 12, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696824/age-appropriate-versus-up-to-date-coverage-of-routine-childhood-vaccinations-among-young-children-in-israel
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Chen Stein-Zamir, Avi Israeli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Routine childhood vaccinations schedules recommend that children receive the vaccine doses at specific ages. Vaccination coverage data are conventionally reported by the up-to-date method. We aimed to assess vaccination timeliness by the age-appropriate method and compare to the up-to-date vaccination coverage. METHODS: Assessment of age-appropriate and up-to-date vaccination coverage among children born in Israel in 2009 and followed to age 48 months (national representative sample, n = 3892)...
July 11, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696530/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-single-dose-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-oncology-patients
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Te-Yu Hung, Rishi S Kotecha, Christopher C Blyth, Sarah K Steed, Ruth B Thornton, Anne L Ryan, Catherine H Cole, Peter C Richmond
BACKGROUND: Children receiving immunosuppressive treatment for cancer are at high risk for invasive pneumococcal disease. The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) can prevent pneumococcal disease in healthy children; however, there is an absence of literature regarding the benefit of PCV13 in immunocompromised children with cancer. METHODS: A prospective, open-label cohort study recruited children between ages 1 and 18 years who were receiving active immunosuppressive therapy (AIT) or were within 12 months after completing immunosuppressive therapy (CIT)...
July 11, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694340/colonisation-of-irish-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-by-streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-analysis-of-the-pneumococcal-vaccine-coverage-a-non-interventional-observational-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Hannah McCarthy, Mandy Jackson, Mary Corcoran, Martha McElligott, Elaine MacHale, Imran Sulaiman, Breda Cushen, Richard W Costello, Hilary Humpreys
OBJECTIVES: To characterise the pattern of colonisation and serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who currently receive the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV-23) according to vaccination status, use of antibiotics and steroids. To investigate the prevalence of PPV-23 and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) serotypes within the study cohort. DESIGN: A non-interventional, observational, prospective cohort study with a 12 -month follow-up period inclusive of quarterly study visits...
July 9, 2017: BMJ Open
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