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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029201/a-comprehensive-comparison-of-quantifications-of-intraindividual-variability-in-response-times-a-measurement-burst-approach
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Robert S Stawski, Stuart W S MacDonald, Paul W H Brewster, Elizabeth Munoz, Eric S Cerino, Drew W R Halliday
Objectives: To formally identify and contrast the most commonly-employed quantifications of response time inconsistency (RTI) and elucidate their utility for understanding within-person (WP) and between-person (BP) variation in cognitive function with increasing age. Method: Using two measurement burst studies of cognitive aging, we systematically identified and computed five RTI quantifications from select disciplines to examine: (a) correlations among RTI quantifications; (b) the distribution of BP and WP variation in RTI; and (c) the comparability of RTI quantifications for predicting attention switching...
September 28, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018585/disentangling-age-gender-interactions-associated-with-risks-of-fatal-and-non-fatal-road-traffic-injuries-in-the-sultanate-of-oman
#2
Amira K Al-Aamri, Sabu S Padmadas, Li-Chun Zhang, Abdullah A Al-Maniri
OBJECTIVE: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the leading cause of disability-adjusted life years lost in Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Injury prevention strategies often overlook the interaction of individual and behavioural risk factors in assessing the severity of RTI outcomes. We conducted a systematic investigation of the underlying interactive effects of age and gender on the severity of fatal and non-fatal RTI outcomes in the Sultanate of Oman. METHODS: We used the Royal Oman Police national database of road traffic crashes for the period 2010-2014...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018566/risks-of-smoking-and-benefits-of-smoking-cessation-on-hospitalisations-for-cardiovascular-events-and-respiratory-infection-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-retrospective-cohort-study-using-the-clinical-practice-research-datalink
#3
Rebecca M Joseph, Mohammad Movahedi, William G Dixon, Deborah Pm Symmons
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the associations between smoking status, smoking cessation and hospitalisations for cardiovascular events (CVE) and respiratory tract infections (RTI) in an inception cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The study was set within UK primary care electronic health records (the Clinical Practice Research Datalink) linked to hospital inpatient data (Hospital Episode Statistics). Patients with RA were followed from diagnosis to hospitalisation with a record of CVE or RTI, leaving their general practice, death, or 10 January 2012, whichever was earliest...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017451/multiplex-pcr-point-of-care-testing-versus-routine-laboratory-based-testing-in-the-treatment-of-adults-with-respiratory-tract-infections-a-quasi-randomised-study-assessing-impact-on-length-of-stay-and-antimicrobial-use
#4
Denise Andrews, Yumela Chetty, Ben S Cooper, Manjinder Virk, Stephen K Glass, Andrew Letters, Philip A Kelly, Malur Sudhanva, Dakshika Jeyaratnam
BACKGROUND: Laboratory-based respiratory pathogen (RP) results are often available too late to influence clinical decisions such as hospitalisation or antibiotic treatment due to time delay in transport of specimens and testing schedules. Ward-based i.e. point of care (POC) testing providing rapid results may alter the clinical management pathway. METHODS: FilmArray® RP polymerase chain reaction (PCR) systems were placed in three in-patient and out-patient medical areas...
October 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978626/high-dose-vitamin-d-for-the-prevention-of-rti-in-young-children
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October 4, 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974202/weaknesses-and-capacities-affecting-the-prehospital-emergency-care-for-victims-of-road-traffic-incidents-in-the-greater-kampala-metropolitan-area-a-cross-sectional-study
#6
Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Ali Ardalan, Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh, Amir Nejati, Owais Raza
BACKGROUND: Pre-hospital emergency care is a vital and integral component of health systems particularly in the resource constrained countries like Uganda. It can help to minimize deaths, injuries, morbidities, disabilities and trauma caused by the road traffic incidents (RTIs). This study identifies the weaknesses and capacities affecting the pre-hospital emergency care for the victims of RTIs in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the GKMA using a three-part structured questionnaire...
October 3, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955423/variations-in-injury-characteristics-among-paediatric-patients-following-trauma-a-retrospective-descriptive-analysis-comparing-pre-hospital-and-in-hospital-deaths-at-kamuzu-central-hospital-lilongwe-malawi
#7
Laura Purcell, Charles E Mabedi, Jared Gallaher, Steven Mjuweni, Sean McLean, Bruce Cairns, Anthony Charles
BACKGROUND: Trauma is a major cause of paediatric mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. In absence of pre-hospital care, the injury mechanism and cause of death is difficult to characterise. Injury characteristics of pre-hospital deaths (PHD) versus in-hospital deaths (IHD) were compared. METHODS: Using our trauma surveillance database, a retrospective, descriptive analysis of children (<18 years) presenting to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi from 2008 to 2013 was performed...
June 2017: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948376/genetic-diversity-and-macrolide-resistance-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-isolates-from-two-consecutive-epidemics-in-slovenia
#8
R Kogoj, M Praprotnik, T Mrvič, M Korva, D Keše
Two nationwide Mycoplasma pneumoniae epidemics occurred in Slovenia between 2006 and 2016. The aim of this study was to assess which M. pneumoniae genotypes were present in our area during the selected timeframe, whether the origin of the epidemics was monoclonal or polyclonal and whether the proportion between detected genotypes changed over time. We were also interested in the presence of macrolide resistance (MR) and whether it could be linked to specific genotypes. We performed pyrosequencing of the P1 gene and multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis (MLVA) typing from 872 M...
September 26, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943132/types-and-microbiological-spectrum-of-infections-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-single-centre-experience-in-upper-egypt
#9
Hussein El-Amin, Abeer M M Sabry, Rabab E Ahmed, Nahed A Makhlouf
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Egypt has a high prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and high morbidity and mortality related to cirrhosis complications. Patients with cirrhosis have an increased risk of bacterial infections. Approximately 25-35% of cirrhotics had infections at admission or during hospitalisation. Data on infection among cirrhotics in Egypt are limited. This study aimed to determine the frequency and microbiological spectrum of infections in cirrhotics and possible risk factors...
September 21, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931682/susceptibility-of-human-endogenous-retrovirus-type-k-to-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitors
#10
Rafael A Contreras-Galindo, Derek Dube, Koh Fujinaga, Mark H Kaplan, David M Markovitz
Human Endogenous Retroviruses make up 8% of the human genome. The HERV-K HML-2 (HK2) family contains proviruses that are the most recent entrants into the human germline and are transcriptionally active. In HIV-1 infection and cancer, HK2 genes produce retroviral particles that appear to be infectious, yet the replication capacity of these viruses and potential pathogenicity has been difficult to ascertain. In this report, we screened the efficacy of commercially available reverse transcriptase inhibitors (RTIs) at inhibiting the enzymatic activity of the HK2 RT and HK2 genomic replication...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912442/the-association-between-respiratory-tract-infection-incidence-and-localised-meningitis-epidemics-an-analysis-of-high-resolution-surveillance-data-from-burkina-faso
#11
Judith E Mueller, Maxime Woringer, Souleymane Porgho, Yoann Madec, Haoua Tall, Nadège Martiny, Brice W Bicaba
Meningococcal meningitis epidemics in the African meningitis belt consist of localised meningitis epidemics (LME) that reach attack proportions of 1% within a few weeks. A meningococcal serogroup A conjugate vaccine was introduced in meningitis belt countries from 2010 on, but LME due to other serogroups continue to occur. The mechanisms underlying LME are poorly understood, but an association with respiratory pathogens has been hypothesised. We analysed national routine surveillance data in high spatial resolution (health centre level) from 13 districts in Burkina Faso, 2004-2014...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905388/alcohol-and-road-traffic-injuries-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-a-case-crossover-study
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Guilherme Borges, Maristela Monteiro, Cheryl J Cherpitel, Ricardo Orozco, Yu Ye, Vladimir Poznyak, Margie Peden, Flavio Pechansky, Mariana Cremonte, Sandra D Reid, Jesus Mendez
BACKGROUND: This study reports dose-response estimates for the odds ratio (OR) and population attributable risk of acute alcohol use and road traffic injury (RTI). METHODS: Data were analyzed on 1,119 RTI patients arriving at 16 emergency departments (EDs) in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago. Case-crossover analysis, pair-matching the number of standard drinks consumed within the 6 hours prior to the RTI with 2 control periods (prior d/wk), was performed using fractional polynomial analysis for dose-response...
September 13, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901377/anthocyanin%C3%A2-rich-blackcurrant-extract-inhibits-proliferation-of-the-mcf10a-healthy-human-breast-epithelial-cell-line-through-induction-of-g0-g1-arrest-and-apoptosis
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Naoki Nanashima, Kayo Horie, Mitsuru Chiba, Manabu Nakano, Hayato Maeda, Toshiya Nakamura
Blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum L., Grossulariaceae) possess a high content of anthocyanin polyphenols, which have been demonstrated to exhibit beneficial effects on health due to their antioxidant and anticarcinogenic prope-rties. The present study investigated novel functions of anthocyanin‑rich blackcurrant extracts (BCEs) in a healthy mammary epithelial cell line, MCF10A. The percentages of viable cells were 85, 75, 53 and 31% following exposure to 50, 100, 200 and 400 µg/ml BCE, respectively. The half‑maximal response concentration of BCE was 237...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881007/delayed-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-respiratory-infections
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Geoffrey Kp Spurling, Chris B Del Mar, Liz Dooley, Ruth Foxlee, Rebecca Farley
BACKGROUND: Concerns exist regarding antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) owing to adverse reactions, cost, and antibacterial resistance. One proposed strategy to reduce antibiotic prescribing is to provide prescriptions, but to advise delay in antibiotic use with the expectation that symptoms will resolve first. This is an update of a Cochrane Review originally published in 2007, and updated in 2010 and 2013. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects on clinical outcomes, antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance, and patient satisfaction of advising a delayed prescription of antibiotics in respiratory tract infections...
September 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876668/accidental-and-non-accidental-injury-related-admissions-to-the-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-at-chris-hani-baragwanath-academic-hospital-johannesburg
#15
N Patel, I Khofi-Phiri, R Mathiva, A Grieve, J Loveland, G Nethathe
BACKGROUND: Paediatric trauma is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in low and middle income countries. Data from these regions describing the extent and severity of this problem is scant. Local data is vital to understanding and responding to the problem of childhood injury. METHOD: A retrospective record review of all trauma cases admitted to the PICU at CHBAH from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2013 was performed. Descriptive statistics were generated using MS Excel...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838133/the-burden-of-human-metapneumovirus-and-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infections-in-hospitalized-norwegian-children
#16
Nina Moe, Inger Heimdal Stenseng, Sidsel Krokstad, Andreas Christensen, Lars Høsøien Skanke, Kari Ravndal Risnes, Svein Arne Nordbø, Henrik Døllner
Background: The burden of severe human metapneumovirus (HMPV) respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in European children has not been clarified. We assessed HMPV in Norwegian children and compared hospitalization rates for HMPV and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Methods: We prospectively enrolled children (<16 years old) hospitalized with RTI and asymptomatic controls (2006-2015). Nasopharyngeal aspirate samples were analyzed with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for HMPV, RSV, and 17 other pathogens...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835460/lack-of-trex1-causes-systemic-autoimmunity-despite-the-presence-of-antiretroviral-drugs
#17
Martin Achleitner, Martin Kleefisch, Alexander Hennig, Katrin Peschke, Anastasia Polikarpova, Reinhard Oertel, Benjamin Gabriel, Livia Schulze, Dirk Lindeman, Alexander Gerbaulet, Uwe Fiebig, Min Ae Lee-Kirsch, Axel Roers, Rayk Behrendt
Biallelic mutations of three prime repair exonuclease 1 (TREX1) cause the lupus-like disease Aicardi-Goutières syndrome in which accumulation of a yet unknown endogenous DNA substrate of TREX1 triggers a cyclic GMP-AMP synthase-dependent type I IFN response and systemic autoimmunity. Products of reverse transcription originating from endogenous retroelements have been suggested to be a major substrate for TREX1, and reverse transcriptase inhibitors (RTIs) were proposed as a therapeutic option in autoimmunity ensuing from defects of TREX1...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808602/high-lumbar-noninstrumented-fusion-rates-using-lamina-autograft-and-nanoss-bone-marrow-aspirate
#18
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Patients with marked osteoporosis and/or obesity/morbid obesity and severe multilevel lumbar stenosis and other pathology often undergo multilevel laminectomies with non instrumented posterolateral fusions (PLF). The other pathology may include combinations of degenerative spondylolisthesis/lysis, foraminal/far lateral discs, and/or synovial cysts requiring more extensive facet resections. Presently, spine surgeons often use bone graft expanders to supplement the lamina autograft harvested in the course of laminectomy/decompressions for the PLF mass...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808601/high-posterior-cervical-fusion-rates-with-iliac-autograft-and-nanoss-bone-marrow-aspirate
#19
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe cervical multilevel stenosis and an adequate lordotic curvature often undergo multilevel laminectomies with posterior instrumented fusions. Although the "gold standard" for the fusion mass remains iliac crest autograft, many require additional volume provided by bone graft expanders. Here, we studied the fusion rates for 32 patients undergoing multilevel cervical laminectomy and vertex/rod/eyelet/titanium cable fusions utilizing lamina/iliac autograft and the bone graft expander Nanoss (RTI Surgical, Alachua, FL, USA) with autogenous bone marrow aspirate (BMA)...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771138/seroprevalence-of-anti-chlamydia-trachomatis-igm-in-neonatal-respiratory-tract-infections-in-hungary
#20
Eszter Balla, Gilbert G G Donders, Fruzsina Petrovay, Edit Urbán
PURPOSE: To determine the seroprevalence of specific IgM indicative of respiratory tract infection (RTI) due to Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) among symptomatic infants. METHODOLOGY: A descriptive study was conducted on young infants up to 5 months old at the Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections Reference Laboratory, National Centre for Epidemiology, Budapest, covering the period 2008-2016. Serum samples from infants suffering from RTIs were screened with a micro-immunofluorescence test (Focus, Cypress, USA) for the presence of anti-Chlamydia trachomatis-specific IgM...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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