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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635907/-the-problem-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-asthmatic-patients
#1
E G Sheludko, D E Naumov, Yu M Perelman, V P Kolosov
Asthma and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are one of the most common chronic respiratory diseases. These have common risk factors that include obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and impaired nasal breathing (allergic rhinitis, sinusitis). At the same time, experimental evidence demonstrates common pathophysiological mechanisms of these diseases, such as involvement in the process of the respiratory tract, a systemic inflammatory response, and implementation of neuromechanical reflexes...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635539/an-old-challenge-with-new-promises-a-systematic-review-on-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-long-term-care-facilities
#2
Francesco Panza, Vincenzo Solfrizzi, Madia Lozupone, Maria Rosaria Barulli, Francesca D'Urso, Roberta Stallone, Vittorio Dibello, Alessia Noia, Cristina Di Dio, Antonio Daniele, Antonello Bellomo, Davide Seripa, Antonio Greco, Giancarlo Logroscino
Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multidimensional and multidisciplinary diagnostic process focused on determining the clinical profile, pathological risk, residual skills, short- and long-term prognosis, and the personalized therapeutic and care plan of the functionally compromised and frail older subjects. Previous evidence suggested that the effectiveness of CGA programs may be influenced by the settings where the CGA is performed [i.e., hospital, post-hospital discharge/ long-term care facilities (LTCF), or community/home] as well as the specific clinical conditions of older frail individuals...
June 21, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634539/using-mhealth-technologies-to-improve-the-identification-of-behavioral-health-problems-in-urban-primary-care-settings
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Martha Staeheli, Robert H Aseltine, Elizabeth Schilling, Daren Anderson, Bruce Gould
INTRODUCTION: Behavioral health disorders remain under recognized and under diagnosed among urban primary care patients. Screening patients for such problems is widely recommended, yet is challenging to do in a brief primary care encounter, particularly for this socially and medically complex patient population. METHODS: In 2013, intervention patients at an urban Connecticut primary clinic were screened for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and risky drinking (n = 146) using an electronic tablet-based screening tool...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634244/simple-expression-domains-are-regulated-by-discrete-crms-during-drosophila-oogenesis
#4
Nicole T Revaitis, Robert A Marmion, Maira Farhat, Vesile Ekiz, Wei Wang, Nir Yakoby
Eggshell patterning has been extensively studied in Drosophila melanogaster However, the cis-regulatory modules (CRMs), which control spatiotemporal expression of these patterns, are vastly unexplored. The FlyLight collection contains over 7,000 intergenic and intronic DNA fragments that, if containing CRMs, can drive the transcription factor GAL4. We cross-listed the 84 genes known to be expressed during D. melanogaster oogenesis with the ~1200 listed genes of the FlyLight collection, and found 22 common genes that are represented by 281 FlyLight fly lines...
June 20, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634145/taeniasis-caused-by-taenia-saginata-in-gianyar-townand-taenia-solium-in-karangasem-villagesof-bali-indonesia-2011-2016-how-to-detect-tapeworm-carriers-anamnesis-or-microscopy
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Kadek Swastika, Toni Wandra, Nyoman Sadra Dharmawan, I Made Sudarmaja, John Master Saragih, Luh Putu Eka Diarthini, Luh Ariwati, Putu Ayu Asri Damayanti, Dewa Ayu Agus Sri Laksemi, Nengah Kapti, Putu Sutisna, Tetsuya Yanagida, Akira Ito
From January 2011 until September 2016, screening of taeniasis carriers was carried out in a town in Gianyar District (Taenia saginata) and in villages which consisted of several Banjars (the smallest community units) on the eastern slope of Mt. Agung, Karangasem District (Taenia solium) in Bali, Indonesia. Fecal samples from all community members who chose to participate were examined microscopically for detection of taeniid eggs each person completedwith a questionnaire to determine if they had seen whitish, noodle-like proglottids (anamnesis) in their feces...
June 17, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633903/internal-validation-of-a-scoring-system-to-evaluate-the-probability-of-ureteral-stones-the-chokai-score
#6
Hiroki Fukuhara, Osamu Ichiyanagi, Shinichi Midorikawa, Hiroshi Kakizaki, Hisashi Kaneko, Norihiko Tsuchiya
OBJECTIVE: The CHOKAI and STONE scores are prediction models for ureteral stones. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the diagnostic performance, to examine the optimal cut-off value, and to compare the diagnostic performance of each model. METHODS: Patients who presented to our emergency department with renal colic were considered for this prospective study. We analyzed the predictive performance of both STONE and CHOKAI scores at their optimal cut-off values, using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve and area under the curve (AUC), as well as sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio (LR+), and negative likelihood ratio (LR-) at the optimal cut-off value...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633707/qualitative-analysis-of-biological-tuberculosis-samples-by-an-electronic-nose-based-artificial-neural-network
#7
E I Mohamed, M A Mohamed, M H Moustafa, S M Abdel-Mageed, A M Moro, A I Baess, S M El-Kholy
OBJECTIVE: To apply an e-nose system for monitoring headspace volatiles in biological samples from Egyptian patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and healthy controls (HCs) and compare them with standard sputum analysis. DESIGN: The study population comprised 260 (140 males, 120 females) newly diagnosed TB patients and 240 (120 males, 120 females) HCs matched by age and socio-economic level admitted to hospitals specialising in chest diseases in Alexandria, Behera, Giza and Damietta Governorates, Egypt...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633634/the-development-and-appraisal-of-a-tool-designed-to-find-patients-harmed-by-falsely-labelled-falsified-counterfeit-medicines
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Marija Anđelković, Einar Björnsson, Virgilio De Bono, Nenad Dikić, Katleen Devue, Daniel Ferlin, Miroslav Hanževački, Freyja Jónsdóttir, Mkrtich Shakaryan, Sabine Walser
BACKGROUND: Falsely labelled, falsified (counterfeit) medicines (FFCm's) are produced or distributed illegally and can harm patients. Although the occurrence of FFCm's is increasing in Europe, harm is rarely reported. The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Health-Care (EDQM) has therefore coordinated the development and validation of a screening tool. METHODS: The tool consists of a questionnaire referring to a watch-list of FFCm's identified in Europe, including symptoms of their use and individual risk factors, and a scoring form...
June 20, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633546/identification-of-specific-antibodies-against-the-ag85c-mpt51-hspx-fusion-protein-cmx-for-serological-screening-of-tuberculosis-in-endemic-area
#9
Adrielle Zagmignan, Adeliane Castro da Costa, José Lima Viana, Lídio Gonçalves Lima Neto, Cristina de Andrade Monteiro, Ariosvaldo Guimarães Gaioso Neto, Ana Paula Junqueira Kipnis, Eduardo M de Sousa
OBJECTIVES: Development of new tools for rapid and accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is considered a strategy for controlling the disease. The recombinant CMX fusion protein is composed of immunodominant epitopes of the Ag85C (Rv0129c), MPT51 (Rv3803c) and the entire HspX (Rv2031c) proteins from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv (Mtb). The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of a test using the CMX protein in individuals suspected of TB. METHODS: Indirect ELISA was used to measure serum anti-CMX IgM and IgG in individuals with pulmonary TB...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633418/detecting-and-removing-multiplicative-spatial-bias-in-high-throughput-screening-technologies
#10
Iurie Caraus, Bogdan Mazoure, Robert Nadon, Vladimir Makarenkov
Motivation: Considerable attention has been paid recently to improve data quality in high-throughput screening (HTS) and high-content screening (HCS) technologies widely used in drug development and chemical toxicity research. However, several environmentally- and procedurally-induced spatial biases in these screens decrease measurement accuracy, leading to increased numbers of false positives and false negatives in hit selection. Although effective bias correction methods and software have been developed over the past decades, almost all of these tools have been designed to reduce the effect of additive bias only...
June 15, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633333/anti-natural-octyl-disaccharide-leprosy-idri-diagnostic-ndo-lid-antibodies-as-indicators-of-leprosy-reactions-and-neuritis
#11
Héctor Serrano-Coll, Mónica Muñoz, Juan Camilo Beltrán, Malcolm S Duthie, Nora Cardona-Castro
Background: Leprosy is a complex infectious and neurological disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. Nerve damage is related to immunological hypersensitivity responses known as leprosy reactions (LRs). Diagnostic tools to predict LRs are not available. We hypothesized that natural octyl disaccharide-leprosy IDRI diagnostic (NDO-LID) would be helpful as an indicator of LRs and neuritis. Methods: To assess the utility of NDO-LID in indicating reactions, ELISA were used to detect specific antibodies in serum samples from 80 Colombian leprosy patients (40 with and 40 without history of LRs)...
March 1, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632878/identification-of-novel-g-protein-coupled-receptor-143-ligands-as-pharmacologic-tools-for-investigating-x-linked-ocular-albinism
#12
Elisabetta De Filippo, Prashiela Manga, Anke C Schiedel
Purpose: GPR143 regulates melanosome biogenesis and organelle size in pigment cells. The mechanisms underlying receptor function remain unclear. G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are excellent pharmacologic targets; thus, we developed and applied a screening approach to identify potential GPR143 ligands and chemical modulators. Methods: GPR143 interacts with β-arrestin; we therefore established a β-arrestin recruitment assay to screen for compounds that modulate activity...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632728/downregulation-of-serum-metabolite-gta-446-as-a-novel-potential-marker-for-early-detection-of-colorectal-cancer
#13
Tsuyoshi Hata, Ichiro Takemasa, Hidekazu Takahashi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that GTA-446 may be a useful biomarker for early detection of colorectal cancer. In the present study, we confirmed the clinical feasibility of GTA-446 as a screening tool for colorectal cancer with a novel measurement system developed for clinical use. We also improved sensitivity by analysing GTA-446 levels according to gender. METHODS: Serum samples were collected from 225 colorectal cancer patients and 916 healthy volunteers to measure GTA-446 levels by flow injection analysis-mass spectrometry...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632406/tailored-pharmacophore-model-to-enhance-virtual-screening-and-drug-discovery-a-case-study-on-the-identification-of-potential-inhibitors-against-drug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-3r-hydroxyacyl-acp-dehydratases
#14
Kgothatso E Machaba, Ndumiso N Mhlongo, Yussif M Dokurugu, Mahmoud Es Soliman
AIM: Virtual screening (VS) is powerful tool in discovering molecular inhibitors that are most likely to bind to drug targets of interest. Herein, we introduce a novel VS approach, so-called 'tailored-pharmacophore', in order to explore inhibitors that overcome drug resistance. Methodology & results: The emergence and spread of drug resistance strains of tuberculosis is one of the most critical issues in healthcare. A tailored-pharmacophore approach was found promising to identify in silico predicted hit with better binding affinities in case of the resistance mutations in MtbHadAB as compared with thiacetazone, a prodrug used in the clinical treatment of tuberculosis...
June 20, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632195/towards-a-long-term-strategy-for-voluntary-based-internal-radiation-contamination-monitoring-representativeness-of-the-monitoring-results-in-fukushima-japan
#15
Shuhei Nomura, Masaharu Tsubokura, Michio Murakami, Kyoko Ono, Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Tomoyoshi Oikawa
Following Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear incident, voluntary participation, rather than mandatory, was adopted as the default scenario for individual radiation monitoring. We evaluated the representativeness of the internal monitoring results from voluntary participants in Minamisoma City, which is located 10-40 km from the Fukushima nuclear plant. Of approximately 70,000 individuals who were residing in Minamisoma City before the incident, a total of 19,263 residents (aged ≥21 years) participated in the monitoring from 1 October 2011 to 31 March 2015...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631916/-intravesical-prostatic-protrusion-in-diagnosing-infravesical-obstruction-in-men-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#16
G G Krivoborodov, N S Efremov, A D Bolotov
Infravesical obstruction (IVO) is an important characteristic of the functional state of male lower urinary tract. It is believed that IVO confirmed by pressure-flow study findings warrants switching from a medical to surgical management of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP) is a new indicator for detecting IVO secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This indicator has several advantages over other non-invasive methods for evaluating IVO. The initial findings on the relationship between IPP and IVO suggest the feasibility of its clinical use as a screening tool in men with obstructive voiding symptoms...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631211/current-practice-of-dutch-cardiologists-in-detecting-and-diagnosing-atrial-fibrillation-results-of-an-online-case-vignette-study
#17
N Verbiest-van Gurp, P J M van Bladel, H A M van Kesteren, P M Erkens, H E J H Stoffers
INTRODUCTION: Detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) is important given the risk of complications, such as stroke and heart failure, and the need for preventive measures. Detection is complicated because AF can be silent or paroxysmal. Describing current practice may give clues to improve AF detection. The aim of this study was to describe how cardiologists currently detect AF. METHODS: Between December 2014 and May 2015, we sent Dutch cardiologists an online questionnaire...
June 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630957/optical-profilometry-versus-intraoral-handheld-scanning
#18
Oliver Hartkamp, Florian Peters, Hannes Bothung, Ulrich Lohbauer, Sven Reich
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the difference in maximum height loss values obtained from datasets based on optical profilometry and intraoral scanning. Additionally, two analysis applications were tested with respect to their correspondence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To obtain baseline data, the occlusal surface of a metal phantom tooth was scanned by optical profilometry [WLP] and an intraoral scanner [IOS]. Then, wear was simulated at two locations of the tooth, three times each ([wear1], [wear2], and [wear3]), and the surface was captured after each status of wear, applying [WLP] and [IOS]...
2017: International Journal of Computerized Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630749/imaging-in-peri-prosthetic-assessment-an-orthopaedic-perspective
#19
Christoph H Lohmann, Sanjiv Rampal, Martin Lohrengel, Gurpal Singh
As imaging techniques are ever-evolving, this article aims to provide a brief overview of the various modalities including their limitations. The ability of imaging for evaluation of implant osseo-integration will be addressed and also the role of imaging in assessing septic and aseptic loosening, with a particular focus on adverse tissue reactions, will be discussed. Specific features when imaging the big joints such as shoulder, hip, knee and ankle joint will also be outlined.Overall, a lack of standardisation and validity was noted and despite the gross variety of imaging modalities, there is no technique covering all aspects required for evaluation of implant fixation and septic and aseptic loosening...
May 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629753/active-identification-of-patients-who-are-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-colonized-is-not-associated-with-longer-duration-of-vancomycin-therapy
#20
Carlos Acuna-Villaorduna, Westyn Branch-Elliman, Judith Strymish, Kalpana Gupta
BACKGROUND: Excessive prescribing of vancomycin among patients admitted to inpatient wards is a challenge for antimicrobial stewardship programs, especially in the setting of expanded screening programs for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Studies examining factors associated with longer duration of vancomycin use are limited. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess the impact of universal MRSA admission screening on duration of vancomycin use at the VA Boston Healthcare System during the period from January 2013-November 2015...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
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