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Johannes Vogel, Christine Kenter, Carsten Holst, Bernward Märländer
Cercospora leaf spot (CLS) epidemics in sugar beet have been increasing in recent years causing higher use of fungicides. Concomitantly, the availability of effective fungicides is at risk because of resistance development in the fungus, the lack of new active ingredients as well as restrictive approval practices. A key option for an integrated management of CLS is cultivation of resistant varieties. Because of the yield penalty in resistant varieties, acceptance in commercial practice so far has been low. The aim of our study was to characterize recent sugar beet varieties registered in Germany in terms of resistance and tolerance to CLS and their value for integrated pest management...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
Ana Carolina Corrêa Café, Carlos Alexandre de Oliveira Lopes, Rommel Larcher Rachid Novais, Wendell Costa Bila, Daniely Karoline da Silva, Márcia Christina Caetano Romano, Joel Alves Lamounier
OBJECTIVE: To systematize literature references addressing the association of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) and milk intake with body mass index (BMI) in adolescents. DATA SOURCE: A search was carried out in PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) and BVS (Virtual Library in Health). The descriptors used were: adolescents, young adult, beverages, drinking, obesity, overweight, BMI, and nutritional status. The following filters were applied: age ranging from 10 to 19 years, studies published in Portuguese or English language between 2011-2015...
January 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
Kelly N Kilburn, Audrey Pettifor, Jessie K Edwards, Amanda Selin, Rhian Twine, Catherine MacPhail, Ryan Wagner, James P Hughes, Jing Wang, Kathleen Kahn
INTRODUCTION: Evidence has shown that the experience of violence by a partner has important influences on women's risk of HIV acquisition. Using a randomized experiment in northeast South Africa, we found that a conditional cash transfer (CCT) targeted to poor girls in high school reduced the risk of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) in the past 12 months by 34%. The purpose of this analysis is to understand the pathways through which the CCT affects IPV. METHODS: HPTN 068 was a phase 3, randomized controlled trial in rural Mpumalanga province, South Africa...
February 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
Zimin Sun, Huilan Liu, Chenhui Luo, Liangquan Geng, Changcheng Zheng, Baolin Tang, Xiaoyu Zhu, Juan Tong, Xingbing Wang, Kaiyang Ding, Xiang Wan, Lei Zhang, Wen Yao, Kaiding Song, Xuhan Zhang, Yue Wu, Huizhi Yang, Yongsheng Han, Xin Liu, Weibo Zhu, Jingsheng Wu, Zuyi Wang
Cord blood transplantation (CBT) is an effective option for treating hematological malignancies, but graft failure (GF) remains the primary cause of therapy failure. Thus, based on myeloablative conditioning (MAC) of busulfan with cyclophosphamide (Bu/Cy) or total body irradiation with Cy (TBI/Cy), fludarabine (Flu) was added to Bu/Cy and cytarabine (CA) to TBI/Cy for a modified myeloablative conditioning (MMAC). To compare the prognosis of MMAC with MAC, we conducted a retrospective study including 58 patients who underwent CBT with MAC or MMAC from 2000 to 2011...
February 23, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Joanne Katz, Janet A Englund, Mark C Steinhoff, Subarna K Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Jane Kuypers, Luke C Mullany, Helen Y Chu, Steven C LeClerq, Naoko Kozuki, James M Tielsch
Background: Maternal influenza vaccination protects mothers and their infants in low resource settings but little is known about whether the protection varies by gestational age at vaccination. Methods: Women of childbearing age in rural southern Nepal were surveilled for pregnancy, consented and randomized to receive maternal influenza vaccination or placebo, with randomization stratified on gestational age (17-25 or 26-34 weeks). Enrollment occurred in two annual cohorts and vaccinations occurred from April 2011 through September 2013...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Muammer Altok, Kara Babaian, Mary F Achim, Grace C Achim, Patricia Troncoso, Surena F Matin, Brian F Chapin, John W Davis
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the peri-operative, pathologic, and oncologic outcomes from surgeon led pathologic staging of pelvic lymph node metastases at the time of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Over the 6-year period of 2006-2012, three distinct pelvic lymph node dissection strategies were utilized in chronologic order at a single cancer referral hospital. Strategies were characterized by both a 1) omission of PLND versus inclusion decision threshold, and 2) standard versus extended templates for patients selected for PLND...
February 15, 2018: BJU International
Richard P Mattick, Philip J Clare, Alexandra Aiken, Monika Wadolowski, Delyse Hutchinson, Jackob Najman, Tim Slade, Raimondo Bruno, Nyanda McBride, Kypros Kypri, Laura Vogl, Louisa Degenhardt
BACKGROUND: Some parents supply alcohol to their children, reportedly to reduce harm, yet longitudinal research on risks associated with such supply is compromised by short periods of observation and potential confounding. We aimed to investigate associations between parental supply and supply from other (non-parental) sources, with subsequent drinking outcomes over a 6-year period of adolescence, adjusting for child, parent, family, and peer variables. METHODS: We did this prospective cohort study using data from the Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study cohort of adolescents...
January 25, 2018: Lancet. Public Health
Régis Peffault de Latour, Reza Tabrizi, Ambroise Marcais, Thierry Leblanc, Thierry Lamy, Mohamad Mohty, Suzanne Tavitian, Charlotte Jubert, Marlène Pasquet, Claire Galambrun, Stéphanie Nguyen, Jean Yves Cahn, Thorsten Braun, Eric Deconinck, Jacques Olivier Bay, Flore Sicre de Fontbrune, Fiorenza Barraco, Gérard Socié
Antithymocyte globulins (ATG) plus cyclosporine (CSA) is the gold standard immunosuppressive treatment (IST) for patients with aplastic anemia. A prospective randomized trial showed in 2011 that hATG was superior to rabbit ATG for first-line treatment of severe AA. The French Health Agency (ANSM) permitted a patient-named Authorization for Temporary Use (ATU) program of hATG (ATGAM, Pfizer) in patients with AA in 2011 since commercial access to hATG is not approved. We took advantage of this program to analyze the outcomes of 465 patients who received ATGAM plus CSA as first line treatment (n=379; 81...
January 27, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
Aimée R Kreimer, Rolando Herrero, Joshua N Sampson, Carolina Porras, Douglas R Lowy, John T Schiller, Mark Schiffman, Ana Cecilia Rodriguez, Stephen Chanock, Silvia Jimenez, John Schussler, Mitchell H Gail, Mahboobeh Safaeian, Troy J Kemp, Bernal Cortes, Ligia A Pinto, Allan Hildesheim, Paula Gonzalez
The Costa Rica Vaccine Trial (CVT), a phase III randomized clinical trial, provided the initial data that one dose of the HPV vaccine could provide durable protection against HPV infection. Although the study design was to administer all participants three doses of HPV or control vaccine, 20% of women did not receive the three-dose regimens, mostly due to involuntary reasons unrelated to vaccination. In 2011, we reported that a single dose of the bivalent HPV vaccine could be as efficacious as three doses of the vaccine using the endpoint of persistent HPV infection accumulated over the first four years of the trial; findings independently confirmed in the GSK-sponsored PATRICIA trial...
January 20, 2018: Vaccine
Suzanne C Hughes, John Bellettiere, Benjamin Nguyen, Sandy Liles, Neil E Klepeis, Penelope J E Quintana, Vincent Berardi, Saori Obayashi, Savannah Bradley, C Richard Hofstetter, Melbourne F Hovell
INTRODUCTION: Exposure to fine particulate matter in the home from sources such as smoking, cooking, and cleaning may put residents, especially children, at risk for detrimental health effects. A randomized clinical trial was conducted from 2011 to 2016 to determine whether real-time feedback in the home plus brief coaching of parents or guardians could reduce fine particle levels in homes with smokers and children. DESIGN: A randomized trial with two groups-intervention and control...
January 2, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Peter M Bonutti, Nipun Sodhi, Yatindra H Patel, Assem A Sultan, Anton Khlopas, Morad Chughtai, Frank R Kolisek, Nick Williams, Michael A Mont
Background: Despite the demonstrated success of multiple anticoagulation therapies for post-operative prophylaxis of thromboembolic disease in lower extremity arthroplasties, each modality comes with a unique set of limitations. Thus, the ideal anticoagulation medication which provides adequate therapy with minimal cost, complications, or added patient work is yet to be defined. One promising novel thrombophylactic supplement is fish oil, as many preliminary clinical trials have demonstrated a protective effect of fish oil against thrombosis in multiple clinical settings...
December 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
Andy Judge, Cesar Garriga, Nigel K Arden, Simon Lovestone, Dani Prieto-Alhambra, Cyrus Cooper, Christopher J Edwards
Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic inflammatory disease, and classical disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (cDMARDs) have proven efficacy. It is unknown what impact cDMARDs might have on dementia as an outcome. Methods: Incident diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis in persons over 18 years from 1995 to 2011 were identified from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. There were 3876 cDMARD users and were propensity score matched to 1938 nonusers, on a wide range of confounders...
November 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
K Linden, M Berg, A Adolfsson, C Sparud-Lundin
AIMS: To report results from and explore use of a multicentre, parallel-group, unblinded, randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness in terms of well-being and diabetes management of a person-centred, web-based support programme for women with Type 1 diabetes, in pregnancy and postpartum. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2014, 174 pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes were randomly allocated (1:1) to web-based support and standard care (intervention group, n=83), or standard care (control group, n=91)...
February 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
F de la Gala, P Piñeiro, A Reyes, E Vara, L Olmedilla, P Cruz, I Garutti
Background: Recent studies report the immunomodulatory lung-protective role of halogenated anaesthetics during lung resection surgery (LRS) but have not investigated differences in clinical postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs). The main goal of the present study was to compare the effect of sevoflurane and propofol on the incidence of PPCs in patients undergoing LRS. The second aim was to compare pulmonary and systemic inflammatory responses to LRS. Methods: Of 180 patients undergoing LRS recruited, data from 174 patients were analysed...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Christopher J Young, Assad Zahid
AIM: With the increasing burden on the health care system, this study aims to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis on the management of incurable large bowel obstruction comparing the cost of a stent versus surgery. METHOD: A prospective randomised controlled trial was conducted at two major teaching hospitals in Australia between September 2006 and November 2011. 56 patients with malignant incurable large bowel obstruction were randomised to stent insertion or surgical decompression, of whom 52 were included in the final analysis...
November 1, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Osamu Imataki, Makiko Uemura
BACKGROUND: Veno-occlusive disease(VOD)is a fatal coagulopathy, which is caused by an endothelial disorder among patients who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation(SCT). Some protective agents, such as administration of fresh frozen plasma(FFP), have been evaluated for both prophylactic and targeted therapy. PURPOSE: We evaluated the prophylactic efficacy of FFP for VOD in a retrospective study. METHODS: We surveyed patients who received SCT in our hospital between January 2011 and December 2011...
October 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Naoko Kozuki, Joanne Katz, Janet A Englund, Mark C Steinhoff, Subarna K Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Jane Kuypers, Luke C Mullany, Helen Y Chu, Steven C LeClerq, James M Tielsch
OBJECTIVE: To describe the effect of maternal vaccination on birth outcomes in rural Nepal, modified by timing of vaccination in pregnancy and influenza virus activity. METHODS: A secondary analysis was conducted using data from two annual cohorts of a randomized controlled trial. A total of 3693 pregnant women from Sarlahi District were enrolled between April 25, 2011, and September 9, 2013. All participants were aged 15-40 years and received a trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine or placebo...
January 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
James F Burris, J Thomas Puglisi
The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, generally referred to as the "Common Rule," is the basis for the human research protection policies of 16 signatory federal agencies and governs virtually all federally funded research involving humans. The Common Rule was originally published in 1991. It has been recognized that changes to the Common Rule are needed to accommodate changes in the research environment and advances in information technology. The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register in 2011 and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in 2015...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Isabel C Hostettler, Varinder S Alg, Nichole Shahi, Fatima Jichi, Stephen Bonner, Daniel Walsh, Diederik Bulters, Neil Kitchen, Martin M Brown, Henry Houlden, Joan Grieve, David J Werring
BACKGROUND: Only a minority of intracranial aneurysms rupture to cause subarachnoid hemorrhage. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that unruptured aneurysms have different characteristics and risk factor profiles compared to ruptured aneurysms. METHODS: We recruited patients with unruptured aneurysms or aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhages at 22 UK hospitals between 2011 and 2014. Demographic, clinical, and imaging data were collected using standardized case report forms...
July 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
Jean-François Korobelnik, Marie-Bénédicte Rougier, Marie-Noëlle Delyfer, Alain Bron, Bénédicte M J Merle, Hélène Savel, Geneviève Chêne, Cécile Delcourt, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher
Importance: Nutritional uptake of lutein, zeaxanthin, and ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may increase macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and thereby protect against the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Objectives: To estimate the efficiency of dietary supplementation containing lutein, zeaxanthin, ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and vitamins to increase the density of macular pigment in first-generation offspring of parents with neovascular AMD...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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