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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787887/human-pegivirus-persistence-in-the-human-blood-virome-after-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Diem-Lan Vu, Samuel Cordey, Federico Simonetta, Francisco Brito, Mylène Docquier, Lara Turin, Christian van Delden, Elsa Boely, Carole Dantin, Amandine Pradier, Eddy Roosnek, Yves Chalandon, Evgeny M Zdobnov, Stavroula Masouridi-Levrat, Laurent Kaiser
OBJECTIVES: As commensal viruses are defined by the immunological tolerance afforded to them, any immunomodulation, such as is received during haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, may shift the demarcation between innocuous viral resident and disease-causing pathogen. METHODS: We analysed by deep-sequencing the plasma virome of 40 allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) patients 1 month post-transplantation. As human pegivirus (HPgV) was highly prevalent, we performed a one-year screening of 122 plasma samples by specific rRT-PCR assay...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783041/combining-the-randomized-response-technique-and-the-network-scale-up-method-to-estimate-the-female-sex-worker-population-size-an-exploratory-study
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L Jing, Q Lu, Y Cui, H Yu, T Wang
OBJECTIVES: Recall bias, barrier effects, transmission error, and response bias affecting the network scale-up method (NSUM) led the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World Health Organization to designate NSUM as a developing method for estimating the size of high-risk populations in 2010. The method has subsequently been adjusted for three of these biases. The present study, therefore, aimed to explore the combination of the randomized response technique (RRT) and NSUM to adjust the last remaining bias...
May 18, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782527/detection-of-influenza-a-virus-in-aerosols-of-vaccinated-and-non-vaccinated-pigs-in-a-warm-environment
#3
Victor Neira, Matt Allerson, Cesar Corzo, Marie Culhane, Aaron Rendahl, Montserrat Torremorell
The 2009 influenza pandemic, the variant H3N2v viruses in agricultural fairs and the zoonotic poultry H5N9 infections in China have highlighted the constant threat that influenza A viruses (IAV) present to people and animals. In this study we evaluated the effect of IAV vaccination on aerosol shedding in pigs housed in warm environmental conditions. Thirty-six, three-week old weaned pigs were obtained from an IAV negative herd and were randomly allocated to one of 4 groups: 1) a homologous vaccine group, 2) a heterologous multivalent vaccine group, 3) a heterologous monovalent group and, 4) a non-vaccinated group...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780798/is-the-rise-in-the-prevalence-of-renal-replacement-therapy-at-older-ages-the-price-for-living-longer
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Frederik Peters, Christina Westphal, Anneke Kramer, Ronny Westerman
Background: Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is one of the most expensive in renal medicine. Cross-sectional studies suggest that life expectancy increases in the general population are associated with a higher burden of RRT. This study tests this hypothesis in a prospective setting among people aged 75+ living in Western Europe. Methods: We gathered sex-specific data for 11 Western European countries in 2005-2014. RRT prevalence on country level was extracted from the ERA-EDTA registry, while data on population size and life expectancy for the 75+ age group came from the Eurostat database...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778659/sepsis-3-septic-shock-criteria-and-associated-mortality-among-infected-hospitalized-patients-assessed-by-a-rapid-response-team
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Shannon M Fernando, Peter M Reardon, Bram Rochwerg, Nathan I Shapiro, Donald M Yealy, Andrew J E Seely, Jeffrey J Perry, Douglas P Barnaby, Kyle Murphy, Peter Tanuseputro, Kwadwo Kyeremanteng
BACKGROUND: Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) respond to deteriorating hospitalized patients, and help determine subsequent management, including Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission. In such patients with sepsis and septic shock, the Sepsis-3 clinical criteria have a potential role in detection, risk-stratification, and prognostication, though their accuracy in comparison to the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)-based septic shock criteria are unknown. We sought to evaluate prognostic accuracy of the Sepsis-3 criteria for in-hospital mortality among infected hospitalized patients with acute deterioration...
May 17, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765932/fluid-overload-and-renal-angina-index-at-admission-are-associated-with-worse-outcomes-in-critically-ill-children
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Sidharth K Sethi, Veena Raghunathan, Shilpi Shah, Maninder Dhaliwal, Pranaw Jha, Maneesh Kumar, Sravanthi Paluri, Shyam Bansal, Maroun J Mhanna, Rupesh Raina
Objectives: We investigated the association of fluid overload and oxygenation in critically sick children, and their correlation with various outcomes (duration of ventilation, ICU stay, and mortality). We also assessed whether renal angina index (RAI) at admission can predict mortality or acute kidney injury (AKI) on day 3 after admission. Design and setting: Prospective study, pediatric intensive care in a tertiary hospital. Duration: June 2013-June 2014. Patients: Patients were included if they needed invasive mechanical ventilation for >24 h and had an indwelling arterial catheter...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760854/peritoneal-dialysis-in-austere-environments-an-emergent-approach-to-renal-failure-management
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REVIEW
Chad Gorbatkin, John Bass, Fredric O Finkelstein, Steven M Gorbatkin
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a means of renal replacement therapy (RRT) that can be performed in remote settings with limited resources, including regions that lack electrical power. PD is a mainstay of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) therapy worldwide, and the ease of initiation and maintenance has enabled it to flourish in both resource-limited and resource-abundant settings. In natural disaster scenarios, military conflicts, and other austere areas, PD may be the only available life-saving measure for acute kidney injury (AKI) or ESRD...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754431/expanding-severe-acute-respiratory-infection-sari-surveillance-beyond-influenza-the-process-and-data-from-1-year-of-implementation-in-vietnam
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Karen A Alroy, Trang Thuy Do, Phu Dac Tran, Tan Quang Dang, Long Ngoc Vu, Nga Thi Hang Le, Anh Duc Dang, Nghia Duy Ngu, Tu Huy Ngo, Phuong Mai Vu Hoang, Lan Trong Phan, Thuong Vu Nguyen, Long Thanh Nguyen, Thinh Viet Nguyen, Mai Quang Vien, Huy Xuan Le, Anh The Dao, Trieu Bao Nguyen, Duoc Tho Pham, Van Thi Tuyet Nguyen, Thanh Ngoc Pham, Binh Hai Phan, Brett Whitaker, Thuy Thi Thu Do, Phuong Anh Dao, S Arunmozhi Balajee, Anthony W Mounts
BACKGROUND: In 2016, as a component of the Global Health Security Agenda, the Vietnam Ministry of Health expanded its existing influenza sentinel surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) to include testing for 7 additional viral respiratory pathogens. This article describes the steps taken to implement expanded SARI surveillance in Vietnam and reports data from 1 year of expanded surveillance. METHOD: The process of expanding the suite of pathogens for routine testing by real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) included laboratory trainings, procurement/distribution of reagents, and strengthening and aligning SARI surveillance epidemiology practices at sentinel sites and regional institutes (RI)...
May 13, 2018: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752832/examining-conservation-compliance-with-randomized-response-technique-analyses
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Charlotte H Chang, Maarten J L F Cruyff, Xingli Giam
Understanding conservation non-compliance-violations of laws or social norms designed to protect natural resources from overexploitation-is a priority for conservation research and management. As direct questioning about stigmatized behaviors can be biased, researchers have adopted more complex indirect questioning techniques. The randomized response technique (RRT) is one of the most powerful indirect survey methods, yet analyses of these data require sophisticated statistical models. To date, there has been limited user-friendly software to analyze RRT data, particularly so for models that combine information from multiple RRT questions...
May 12, 2018: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751767/development-of-gold-nanoparticles-biosensor-for-ultrasensitive-diagnosis-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus
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Mervat E Hamdy, Michele Del Carlo, Hussein A Hussein, Taher A Salah, Ayman H El-Deeb, Mohamed M Emara, Guilia Pezzoni, Dario Compagnone
BACKGROUND: Nano-PCR is a recent tool that is used in viral diseases diagnosis. The technique depends on the fundamental effects of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and is considered a very effective and sensitive tool in the diagnosis of different diseases including viral diseases. Although several techniques are currently available to diagnose foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV), a highly sensitive, highly specific technique is needed for specific diagnosis of the disease. In the present work, a novel AuNPs biosensor has been designed using thiol-linked oligonucleotides that recognize the conserved 3D gene of FMDV...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747397/field-efficacy-of-an-attenuated-infectious-bronchitis-variant-2-virus-vaccine-in-commercial-broiler-chickens
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Mohamed A Elhady, Ahmed Ali, Walid H Kilany, Wael K Elfeil, Hytham Ibrahim, Ahmed Nabil, Ahmed Samir, Magdy El Sayed
Egyptian poultry suffer from frequent respiratory disease outbreaks associated with Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV) variant 2 strains (Egy/VarII). Different vaccination programs using imported vaccines have failed to protect the flocks from field challenge. Recent studies confirmed a successful protection using homologous strains as live attenuated vaccines. In this study, a newly developed live attenuated IB-VAR2 vaccine representing the GI-23 Middle East IBV lineage was evaluated in day-old commercial broilers in an IBV-endemic area...
May 9, 2018: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747292/-the-timing-of-renal-replacement-therapy-on-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-renal-injury-a-reanalysis-of-two-recently-published-randomized-control-trials
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J W Han, J T Liu, P L Ma
To investigate the sources of inconsistent findings between two randomized control trials["initiation strategies for renal-replacement therapy in the intensive care unit"(AKIKI trial) vs"effect of early vs delayed initiation of renal replacement therapy on mortality in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury"(ELAIN trial) ], regarding"timing of renal replacement therapy (RRT) on mortality in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). By reanalysis of the published data, it was found that demographics, severity of primary disease and stage of AKI before initiation of RRT were quite different between AKIKI and ELAIN trials...
May 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745004/heparin-free-renal-replacement-therapy-for-chronic-hemodialyzed-patients-at-high-risk-for-bleeding-a-comparison-of-on-line-predilution-hemodiafiltration-with-conventional-hemodialysis
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Vincent Brunot, Jean-Emmanuel Serre, Georges Mourad, Kada Klouche, Vincent Pernin
BACKGROUND: In chronic hemodialysis patients with high risk of bleeding, optimal anticoagulation of the extracorporeal circuit is challenging. Heparin-free hemodialysis (HD) with heparin-coated AN69ST dialyzer is now considered as a good option and recommended by experts. Predilutional hemodiafiltration (HDF) may represent also a feasible alternative but has been poorly investigated. In this study, our aim was to evaluate the performance of on-line automated predilution heparin-free HDF as compared to conventional heparin-free HD with a heparin-coated membrane...
May 10, 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743094/feasibility-and-safety-of-low-flow-extracorporeal-co-2-removal-managed-with-a-renal-replacement-platform-to-enhance-lung-protective-ventilation-of-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-ards
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Matthieu Schmidt, Samir Jaber, Elie Zogheib, Thomas Godet, Gilles Capellier, Alain Combes
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal carbon-dioxide removal (ECCO2 R) might allow ultraprotective mechanical ventilation with lower tidal volume (VT) (< 6 ml/kg predicted body weight), plateau pressure (Pplat ) (< 30 cmH2 O), and driving pressure to limit ventilator-induced lung injury. This study was undertaken to assess the feasibility and safety of ECCO2 R managed with a renal replacement therapy (RRT) platform to enable very low tidal volume ventilation of patients with mild-to-moderate acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
May 10, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742617/cancer-risk-among-children-undergoing-renal-replacement-therapy-results-from-the-israel-national-renal-replacement-therapy-registry-1990-2012
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Naama Nuss, Carmit Libruder, Rita Dichtiar, Talia Weinstein, Lital Keinan-Boker, Tamy Shohat, Eliezer Golan
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease who undergo chronic renal replacement therapy (RRT) have a higher incidence of cancer. A limited number of studies addressed the risk for cancer in children exposed to RRT. The purpose of the present study was to examine whether children undergoing RRT in Israel are at increased risk for all-site and specific cancers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study population comprised 674 children aged 0 to 19 years who were registered between January 1990 and December 2012 in the Israel National Renal Replacement Therapy Registry...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739260/timing-of-renal-replacement-therapy-for-acute-kidney-injury
#16
Nithin Karakala, Ashita J Tolwani
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in critically ill patients and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. With the increased use of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for severe AKI, the optimal time for initiation of RRT has become one of the most probed and debated topic in the field of nephrology and critical care. There appears to be an increased trend toward earlier initiation of RRT to avoid life-threatening complications associated with AKI. Despite the presence of a plethora of studies in this field, the lack of uniformity in study design, patient population types, definition of early and late initiation, modality of RRT, and results, the optimal time for starting RRT in AKI still remains unknown...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738825/the-fifth-influenza-a-h7n9-epidemic-a-family-cluster-of-infection-in-suzhou-city-of-china-2016
#17
Jiajia Wang, Nan Su, Zefeng Dong, Cheng Liu, Pengwei Cui, Jian-An Huang, Cheng Chen, Yehan Zhu, Liling Chen
OBJECTIVE: Influenza A(H7N9) virus is known for its high pathogenicity in human. A family cluster of influenza A(H7N9) virus infection was identified in Suzhou, China. This study aimed to investigate the possibility of human-to-human transmission of the virus and examine the virologic features of this family cluster. METHODS: The clinical and epidemiologic data of two patients in the family cluster of influenza A(H7N9) virus infection were collected. Viral RNA in samples derived from the two patients, their close contacts, and the environments with likely influenza A(H7N9) virus transmission were tested by real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) assay...
May 5, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738093/acute-kidney-injury-epidemiology-outcomes-complications-and-therapeutic-strategies
#18
REVIEW
Shigeo Negi, Daisuke Koreeda, Sou Kobayashi, Takuro Yano, Koichi Tatsuta, Toru Mima, Takashi Shigematsu, Masaki Ohya
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most common serious complications for all hospital admissions, with its incidence increasing among hospitalized patients, particularly those in the intensive care unit. Despite significant improvements in critical care and dialysis technology, AKI is associated with an increased risk of short- and long-term mortality, prolonged hospital stays, and dialysis dependence. These risks are particularly relevant for critically ill patients with AKI severe enough to require renal replacement therapy (RRT)...
May 8, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725741/-metabolic-management-and-nutrition-in-critically-ill-patients-with-renal-dysfunction-recommendations-from-the-renal-section-of-the-dgiin-%C3%A3-giain-and-divi
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W Druml, M Joannidis, S John, A Jörres, M Schmitz, J Kielstein, D Kindgen-Milles, M Oppert, V Schwenger, C Willam, A Zarbock
BACKGROUND: Intensive care patients with renal failure or insufficiency comprise a heterogeneous group of subjects with widely differing metabolic patterns and nutritional requirements. They include subjects with various stages of acute kidney injury (AKI), acute-on-chronic renal failure (A-CKD), without/with renal replacement therapy (RRT), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and subjects on regular hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis therapy (HD/PD). GOALS: Development of recommendations by the renal section of DGIIN (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internistische Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin), ÖGIAIN (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Internistische und Allgemeine Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin) and DIVI (Deutsche Interdisziplinäre Vereinigung für Intensiv- und Notfallmedizin) for the metabolic management and the planning, indication, implementation, and monitoring of nutrition therapy in this heterogeneous group of patients...
May 3, 2018: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725650/effect-of-frequent-dialysis-on-renal-recovery-results-from-the-acute-renal-failure-trial-network-study
#20
Anitha Vijayan, Rowena B Delos Santos, Tingting Li, Charles W Goss, Paul M Palevsky
Introduction: The optimal frequency of intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) in the treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) remains unclear. Increasing the frequency of IHD, while offering the possible advantage of reduced ultrafiltration requirement and less hemodynamic instability per session, amplifies patient contact with an extracorporeal circuit with possible deleterious cardiovascular and immunological consequences. A recent study suggested that intensive renal replacement therapy (RRT) is associated with a decrease in urine output during AKI...
March 2018: KI Reports
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