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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323625/catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-persons-with-neurogenic-bladders
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Todd A Linsenmeyer
This review is based on the author's Donald Munro Lecture given at the annual conference of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals in New Orleans, LA. Indwelling catheters play an important role in bladder management following SCI for many individuals with neurogenic bladders. There is an increased risk of UTI compared to other types of bladder management with indwelling urethral catheters but not SP catheters. To minimize the risk of symptomatic UTI, the following steps are essential: prevent bladder wall distention and resulting ischemia, maintain colonization with "good" bacteria, and prevent bladder stones...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323249/probabilistic-data-integration-identifies-reliable-gametocyte-specific-proteins-and-transcripts-in-malaria-parasites
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Lisette Meerstein-Kessel, Robin van der Lee, Will Stone, Kjerstin Lanke, David A Baker, Pietro Alano, Francesco Silvestrini, Chris J Janse, Shahid M Khan, Marga van de Vegte-Bolmer, Wouter Graumans, Rianne Siebelink-Stoter, Taco W A Kooij, Matthias Marti, Chris Drakeley, Joseph J Campo, Teunis J P van Dam, Robert Sauerwein, Teun Bousema, Martijn A Huynen
Plasmodium gametocytes are the sexual forms of the malaria parasite essential for transmission to mosquitoes. To better understand how gametocytes differ from asexual blood-stage parasites, we performed a systematic analysis of available 'omics data for P. falciparum and other Plasmodium species. 18 transcriptomic and proteomic data sets were evaluated for the presence of curated "gold standards" of 41 gametocyte-specific versus 46 non-gametocyte genes and integrated using Bayesian probabilities, resulting in gametocyte-specificity scores for all P...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319486/evaluating-factors-that-dictate-struvite-stone-composition-a-multi-institutional-clinical-experience-from-the-edge-research-consortium
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Ryan Kendrick Flannigan, Andrew Battison, Shubha De, Mitchell R Humphreys, Markus Bader, Ekaterina Lellig, Manoj Monga, Ben H Chew, Dirk Lange
INTRODUCTION: Struvite stones account for 15% of urinary calculi and are typically associated with urease-producing urinary tract infections and carry significant morbidity. This study aims to characterize struvite stones based on purity of stone composition, bacterial speciation, risk factors, and clinical features. METHODS: Retrospective data was collected from patients diagnosed with infection stones between 2008 and 2012. Stone analysis, perioperative urine cultures, bacterial speciation, and clinical data were collected and analyzed...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319016/analysis-of-post-operative-complication-in-single-port-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-retrospective-analysis-in-817-cases-from-a-surgeon
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Yongmin Lee, Younghoon Roh, Minchan Kim, Younghoon Kim, Kwanwoo Kim, Sunghwa Kang, Eunjeong Jang
BACKGROUND: Single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SPLC) is a new advanced technique in laparoscopic surgery which has many benefits according to previous reports. The purpose of this study was to present personal experiences with SPLC in> 800 cases performed by a surgeon to evaluate the safety and feasibility of this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 817 cases of SPLC was conducted. All patients had received elective SPLC by a surgeon in our centre during March 2009-August 2015...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317407/a20-haploinsufficiency-ha20-clinical-phenotypes-and-disease-course-of-patients-with-a-newly-recognised-nf-kb-mediated-autoinflammatory-disease
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Florence A Aeschlimann, Ezgi D Batu, Scott W Canna, Ellen Go, Ahmet Gül, Patrycja Hoffmann, Helen L Leavis, Seza Ozen, Daniella M Schwartz, Deborah L Stone, Annet van Royen-Kerkof, Daniel L Kastner, Ivona Aksentijevich, Ronald M Laxer
OBJECTIVES: The association between mutations in TNFAIP3, encoding the NF-kB regulatory protein A20, and a new autoinflammatory disease has recently been recognised. This study aims at describing the clinical phenotypes and disease course of patients with A20 haploinsufficiency (HA20). METHODS: Data for all cases from the initial publication, and additional cases identified through collaborations since, were collected using standardised data collection forms. RESULTS: A total of 16 patients (13 female) from seven families with a genetic diagnosis of HA20 were included...
January 9, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311608/a-novel-rat-cvb1-vp1-monoclonal-antibody-3a6-detects-a-broad-range-of-enteroviruses
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Niila V V Saarinen, Jutta E Laiho, Sarah J Richardson, Marie Zeissler, Virginia M Stone, Varpu Marjomäki, Tino Kantoluoto, Marc S Horwitz, Amirbabak Sioofy-Khojine, Anni Honkimaa, Minna M Hankaniemi, Malin Flodström-Tullberg, Heikki Hyöty, Vesa P Hytönen, Olli H Laitinen
Enteroviruses (EVs) are common RNA viruses that cause diseases ranging from rash to paralytic poliomyelitis. For example, EV-A and EV-C viruses cause hand-foot and mouth disease and EV-B viruses cause encephalitis and myocarditis, which can result in severe morbidity and mortality. While new vaccines and treatments for EVs are under development, methods for studying and diagnosing EV infections are still limited and therefore new diagnostic tools are required. Our aim was to produce and characterize new antibodies that work in multiple applications and detect EVs in tissues and in vitro...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306638/rectus-abdominis-detrusor-myoplasty-radm-for-acontractile-hypocontractile-bladder-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-preliminary-report
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Pawan Agarwal, Shabbir Husain, Sudesh Wankhede, D Sharma
BACKGROUND: Urinary bladder dysfunction in the form of acontractile/hypocontractile bladder is very common after spinal cord injury and it may lead to recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI), stones formation, and deteriorating renal function. Conventionally, these patients evacuate their bladders by life-long clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) or an indwelling catheter (IC). For these patients, another option is to use innervated skeletal muscle wrap around the bladder to augment detrusor function and voluntary evacuation of bladder...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303796/a-comparative-analysis-of-sepsis-identification-methods-in-an-electronic-database
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Alistair E W Johnson, Jerome Aboab, Jesse D Raffa, Tom J Pollard, Rodrigo O Deliberato, Leo A Celi, David J Stone
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relative validity of criteria for the identification of sepsis in an ICU database. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of adult ICU admissions from 2008 to 2012. SETTING: Tertiary teaching hospital in Boston, MA. PATIENTS: Initial admission of all adult patients to noncardiac surgical ICUs. INTERVENTIONS: Comparison of five different algorithms for retrospectively identifying sepsis, including the Sepsis-3 criteria...
January 4, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299886/risk-factors-of-infectious-complications-after-flexible-uretero-renoscopy-with-laser-lithotripsy
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Cagri Senocak, Cihat Ozcan, Tolga Sahin, Gulden Yilmaz, Ekrem Ozyuvali, Selcuk Sarikaya, Berkan Resorlu, Ural Oguz, Omer Faruk Bozkurt, Ali Unsal, Oztug Adsan
PURPOSE: To determine the perioperative risk factors for postoperative infections among patients undergoing flexible uretero-renoscopy with laser lithotripsy (FURSLL). In addition, the resistance patterns of pathogens isolated from positive preoperative urine cultures were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from 492 consecutive patients who had undergone FURSLL for stone disease in our department. Postoperative infection was defined as fever (? 38°C) with pyuria (? 10 white blood cells per high power field), or systemic inflammatory response syndrome, or sepsis...
January 4, 2018: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295809/feasibility-and-preliminary-effectiveness-of-the-homework-intervention-strategy-ehis-program-to-enhance-male-condom-use-research-protocol
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Marta Glowacka, Lucy Yardley, Nicole Stone, Cynthia A Graham
BACKGROUND: Although condoms are effective in reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancy, they are still often not used consistently and correctly. Negative impact on sensation and pleasure, ruining the mood, causing problems with maintaining erection, and condom slippage or breakage are some of the reasons given by men explaining why they do not want to use condoms. Although many interventions promoting condom use exist, some of them delivered online are complex and time- and resource-intensive...
January 2, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290000/evaluation-of-perioperative-prophylaxis-with-fosfomycin-tromethamine-in-ureteroscopic-stone-removal-an-investigator-driven-prospective-multicenter-randomized-controlled-study
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Lu-Dong Qiao, Shan Chen, Yun-Hua Lin, Jian-Xing Li, Wei-Guo Hu, Jian-Ping Hou, Liang Cui
PURPOSE: To compare efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of fosfomycin tromethamine with other standard-of-care antibiotics in patients undergoing ureteroscopic lithotripsy. METHODS: This study was a prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial. Eligible patients scheduled for ureteroscopic lithotripsy were randomly assigned to receive either fosfomycin (fosfomycin group, N = 101 patients) or standard-of-care antibiotic therapy as prophylaxis (control group, N = 115 patients)...
December 30, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282821/experimental-evolution-of-infectious-behaviour-in-a-facultative-ectoparasite
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Emily S Durkin, Lien T Luong
Parasitic lifestyles have evolved many times in animals, but how such life-history strategies evolved from free-living ancestors remains a great puzzle. Transitional symbiotic strategies, such as facultative parasitism, are hypothesized evolutionary stepping-stones towards obligate parasitism. However, to consider this hypothesis, heritable genetic variation in infectious behaviour of transitional symbiotic strategies must exist. In this study, we experimentally evolved infectivity and estimated the additive genetic variation in a facultative parasite...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279871/primary-vaginal-calculus-in-a-woman-with-disability-case-report-and-literature-review
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Pietro Castellan, Michele Nicolai, Piergustavo De Francesco, Luciano Di Tizio, Roberto Castellucci, Maida Bada, Michele Marchioni, Luca Cindolo, Luigi Schips
Background: Vaginal stones are rare and often unknown entities. Most urologists may never see a case in their careers. Case Presentation: We present the case of a 34-year-old bedridden Caucasian woman with mental and physical disabilities who presented with a large primary vaginal calculus, which, surprisingly, had remained undiagnosed until the patient suffered a right renal colic caused by a ureteral stone. The vagina was completely filled and a digital examination was not possible. For this reason, the stone was removed using surgical pliers with some maneuvering...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279870/percutaneous-stone-removal-in-an-adult-with-a-continent-cutaneous-reservoir-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Bhalaajee Meenakshi-Sundaram, Jonathan A Jensen, Jared P Higley, Caitlin T Coco, Jonathan E Heinlen
Stone formation is a known long-term complications of continent urinary reservoirs. We present a rare case of a large stone in a continent cutaneous reservoir in a 56-year-old male managed with percutaneous cystolithotomy. The patient presented with recurrent urinary tract infections and stomal incontinence. CT revealed an 8-cm stone occupying the entire lumen of his reservoir. Rather than removing this large stone through an open approach, the pouch was accessed percutaneously and lithotripsy was performed...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279814/an-uncommon-cause-of-dysuria-in-a-female-patient-huge-urinary-bladder-stones
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Rizwan Ishtiaq, Afzal Randhawa, Laraib Zulfiqar, Naila Shabbir
The urinary bladder stones are formed due to urinary retention, obstruction to the flow of urine commonly caused by enlargement of the prostate in males, urinary tract infections, and foreign body. The urinary bladder stones are usually found in males, and its presentation in females is a rare entity. Recurrence of urinary tract stones is commonly due to either repeated urinary tract infections or any metabolic condition. We present a case of a 75-year-old female patient who had a history of urinary tract infection and bladder stone formation and was operated for the 16th time recently for removal of her bladder stones...
October 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279187/the-importance-of-being-urgent-the-impact-of-surveillance-target-and-scale-on-mosquito-borne-disease-control
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Samantha R Schwab, Chris M Stone, Dina M Fonseca, Nina H Fefferman
With the emergence or re-emergence of numerous mosquito-borne diseases in recent years, effective methods for emergency vector control responses are necessary to reduce human infections. Current vector control practices often vary significantly between different jurisdictions, and are executed independently and at different spatial scales. Various types of surveillance information (e.g. number of human infections or adult mosquitoes) trigger the implementation of control measures, though the target and scale of surveillance vary locally...
December 16, 2017: Epidemics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260079/a-stepping-stone-in-treating-dendritic-keratitis
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Hosam Sheha, Sean Tighe, Anny M S Cheng, Scheffer C G Tseng
Purpose: To report the outcome of self-retained amniotic membrane after debridement in recurrent dendritic keratitis. Observations: A 70-year-old female with a recurrent dendritic corneal ulcer received debridement followed by placement of self-retained amniotic membrane. Five days after treatment, the patient experienced a complete resolution of symptoms, marked reduction of inflammation, complete re-epithelialization of the cornea and improvement of visual acuity...
September 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247138/bet-2-nsais-and-chickenpox
#18
Karen Stone, Emma Tackley, Sandra Weir
A shortcut review was carried out to establish whether non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is safe to prescribe in patients with chicken pox. 66 unique papers were found in CINAHL, Medline, Embase and Cochrane using the reported searches of which 6 presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication; patient group studied; study type; relevant outcomes; results and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. It is concluded that, pending further research, it is advisable to avoid NSAID use in cases of primary varicella due to the potential increased risk of severe bacterial skin infections...
January 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241659/a-novel-method-for-predicting-kidney-stone-type-using-ensemble-learning
#19
Yassaman Kazemi, Seyed Abolghasem Mirroshandel
The high morbidity rate associated with kidney stone disease, which is a silent killer, is one of the main concerns in healthcare systems all over the world. Advanced data mining techniques such as classification can help in the early prediction of this disease and reduce its incidence and associated costs. The objective of the present study is to derive a model for the early detection of the type of kidney stone and the most influential parameters with the aim of providing a decision-support system. Information was collected from 936 patients with nephrolithiasis at the kidney center of the Razi Hospital in Rasht from 2012 through 2016...
December 11, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238359/mapping-x-disease-phytoplasma-resistance-in-prunus-virginiana
#20
Ryan R Lenz, Wenhao Dai
Phytoplasmas such as "Candidatus Phytoplasma pruni," the causal agent of X-disease of stone fruits, lack detailed biological analysis. This has limited the understanding of plant resistance mechanisms. Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana L.) is a promising model to be used for the plant-phytoplasma interaction due to its documented ability to resist X-disease infection. A consensus chokecherry genetic map "Cho" was developed with JoinMap 4.0 by joining two parental maps. The new map contains a complete set of 16 linkage groups, spanning a genetic distance of 2,172 cM with an average marker density of 3...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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