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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214161/human-factors-related-to-time-dependent-infection-control-measures-scrub-the-hub-for-venous-catheters-and-feeding-tubes
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Lindsay Caspari, Elizabeth Epstein, Amy Blackman, Li Jin, David A Kaufman
BACKGROUND: The use of catheter hub decontamination protocols is a common practice to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections. However, few data exist on the most effective disinfection procedure prior to hub access accounting for human factors and time-dependent practices in real time in the clinical setting. METHODS: An observational design with a multimodal intervention was used in this study in a neonatal intensive care unit. Direct observations on nurse compliance of scrub times with decontamination when accessing of venous catheter and feeding tube hubs were conducted during 3 phases: (1) baseline period prior to any interventions; (2) during an educational intervention phase; and (3) during a timer intervention period when using a timing device, either an actual timer or music button...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209419/a-safety-and-pharmacokinetic-dosing-study-of-glucagon-like-peptide-2-in-infants-with-intestinal-failure
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David L Sigalet, Mary E Brindle, Dana Boctor, Bryan Dicken, Viona Lam, Lily Sia Lu, Elaine de Heuvel, Bolette Hartmann, Jens J Holst
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) analogues are approved for adults with intestinal failure (IF), but no studies have included infants. This study examined the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, and nutritional effects of GLP-2 in infants with IF. METHODS: With parental consent (Health Canada Protocol:150,979), parenteral nutrition (PN)-dependent infants were treated with 5-20-μg/kg/day GLP-2 for 3days (phase 1), and if tolerated continued for 42days (phase 2)...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207245/regenerable-polyelectrolyte-membrane-for-ultimate-fouling-control-in-forward-osmosis
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Yan Kang, Sunxiang Zheng, Casey Finnerty, Michael J Lee, Baoxia Mi
This study demonstrated the feasibility of using regenerable polyelectrolyte membranes to ultimately control the irreversible membrane fouling in a forward osmosis (FO) process. The regenerable membrane was fabricated by assembling multiple polyethyleneimine (PEI) and poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) bilayers on a polydopamine-functionalized polysulfone support. The resulting membrane exhibited higher water flux and lower solute flux in FO mode (with the active layer facing feed solution) than in PRO mode (with the active layer facing draw solution) using trisodium citrate as draw solution, most likely due to the unique swelling behavior of the polyelectrolyte membrane...
February 16, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207230/multicolored-emission-and-lasing-in-dcm-adamantane-plasma-nanocomposite-optical-films
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María Alcaire, Luis Cerdán, Fernando Lahoz Zamarro, Francisco Javier Aparicio, Juan Carlos-Gonzalez, Francisco Javier Ferrer, Ana Borras, Juan Pedro Espinós, Angel Barranco
We present a low-temperature versatile protocol for the fabrication of plasma nanocomposite thin films to act as tunable emitters and optical gain media. The films are obtained by the remote plasma-assisted deposition of a DCM 4-(dicyano-methylene)-2-methyl-6-(4-dimethylamino-styryl)-4H-pyran (DCM) laser dye alongside adamantane. The experimental parameters that determine the concentration of the dye in the films and their optical properties, including light absorption, the refractive index and luminescence, are evaluated...
February 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202638/vitamin-concentrations-in-human-milk-vary-with-time-within-feed-circadian-rhythm-and-single-dose-supplementation
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Daniela Hampel, Setareh Shahab-Ferdows, M Munirul Islam, Janet M Peerson, Lindsay H Allen
Background: Human milk is the subject of many studies, but procedures for representative sample collection have not been established. Our improved methods for milk micronutrient analysis now enable systematic study of factors that affect its concentrations.Objective: We evaluated the effects of sample collection protocols, variations in circadian rhythms, subject variability, and acute maternal micronutrient supplementation on milk vitamin concentrations.Methods: In the BMQ (Breast-Milk-Quality) study, we recruited 18 healthy women (aged 18-26 y) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, at 2-4 mo of lactation for a 3-d supplementation study...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196328/adherence-to-a-nurse-driven-feeding-protocol-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Carmen A Cunningham, Lindsay B Gervais, Vera C Mazurak, Vijay Anand, Daniel Garros, Katelynn Crick, Bodil M K Larsen
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) often experience prolonged periods without nutrition support, which may result in hospital-induced malnutrition and longer length of stay. Nurse-driven feeding protocols have been developed to prevent unnecessary interruptions or delays to nutrition support. The primary objective of this study was to identify compliance and reasons for noncompliance to a feeding protocol at a tertiary care hospital PICU in Canada...
February 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188154/espacomp-medication-adherence-reporting-guidelines-emerge-a-reactive-delphi-study-protocol
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R Helmy, L L Zullig, J Dunbar-Jacob, D A Hughes, B Vrijens, I B Wilson, S De Geest
INTRODUCTION: Medication adherence is fundamental to achieving optimal patient outcomes. Reporting research on medication adherence suffers from some issues-including conceptualisation, measurement and data analysis-that thwart its advancement. Using the ABC taxonomy for medication adherence as the conceptual basis, a steering committee of members of the European Society for Patient Adherence, COMpliance, and Persistence (ESPACOMP) launched an initiative to develop ESPACOMP Medication Adherence Reporting Guidelines (EMERGE)...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183820/sarcolipin-expression-is-not-required-for-the-mitochondrial-enzymatic-response-to-physical-activity-or-diet
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Daniel Gamu, Anton Trinh, Val A Farjado, Eric Bombardier, A Russell Tupling
In mice, transgenic manipulation of Ca(2+)-handling proteins is sufficient to alter the metabolic phenotype of muscle. We have previously shown that ablation of sarcolipin (SLN), a regulatory protein and uncoupler of sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPases, leads to excessive diet-induced obesity and glucose intolerance in mice. However, it is unclear how loss of SLN per se affects muscle oxidative capacity and the ability of mitochondria to adapt to physiological stimuli such as exercise training or calorie overload...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179488/social-franchising-and-a-nationwide-mass-media-campaign-increased-the-prevalence-of-adequate-complementary-feeding-in-vietnam-a-cluster-randomized-program-evaluation
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Rahul Rawat, Phuong Hong Nguyen, Lan Mai Tran, Nemat Hajeebhoy, Huan Van Nguyen, Jean Baker, Edward A Frongillo, Marie T Ruel, Purnima Menon
Background: Rigorous evaluations of health system-based interventions in large-scale programs to improve complementary feeding (CF) practices are limited. Alive & Thrive applied principles of social franchising within the government health system in Vietnam to improve the quality of interpersonal counseling (IPC) for infant and young child feeding combined with a national mass media (MM) campaign and community mobilization (CM). Objective: We evaluated the impact of enhanced IPC + MM + CM (intensive) compared with standard IPC + less-intensive MM and CM (nonintensive) on CF practices and anthropometric indicators...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176953/survival-status-and-predictors-of-mortality-among-severely-acute-malnourished-children-5-years-of-age-admitted-to-stabilization-centers-in-gedeo-zone-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tadele Girum, Mesfin Kote, Befikadu Tariku, Henok Bekele
Despite the existence of standard protocol, many stabilization centers (SCs) continue to experience high mortality of children receiving treatment for severe acute malnutrition. Assessing treatment outcomes and identifying predictors may help to overcome this problem. Therefore, a 30-month retrospective cohort study was conducted among 545 randomly selected medical records of children <5 years of age admitted to SCs in Gedeo Zone. Data was entered by Epi Info version 7 and analyzed by STATA version 11. Cox proportional hazards model was built by forward stepwise procedure and compared by the likelihood ratio test and Harrell's concordance, and fitness was checked by Cox-Snell residual plot...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167333/regional-asymmetry-of-metabolic-and-antioxidant-profile-in-the-sciaenid-fish-shi-drum-umbrina-cirrosa-white-muscle-response-to-starvation-and-refeeding
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M Carmen Hidalgo, Amalia E Morales, Marta Arizcun, Emilia Abellán, Gabriel Cardenete
The objective of the present study is to characterize the metabolic and antioxidant profile of white muscle of shi drum in two sites of the body, anterior dorsal (AM) and posterior dorsal (PM) portions. In addition, it will be analyzed the possible effect of starvation and a subsequent refeeding, with two different protocols, pair feeding and ad libitum. Activities of key enzymes of intermediary metabolism and of antioxidant enzymes, as well as lipid peroxidation, as an index of oxidative stress, were evaluated...
February 1, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166247/recovery-rate-and-associated-factors-of-children-age-6-to-59-months-admitted-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-at-inpatient-unit-of-bahir-dar-felege-hiwot-referral-hospital-therapeutic-feeding-unite-northwest-ethiopia
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Hanna Demelash Desyibelew, Abel Fekadu, Haile Woldie
BACKGROUND: Despite numerous advances made in improving child health and the clinical management protocols for treating severe acute malnutrition at treatment centers, evidences concerning the treatment outcomes are scarce. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the recovery rate and associated factors of severely acute malnourished children of age 6 to 59 months admitted to inpatient therapeutic feeding unit at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital. METHODS: We conducted a hospital-based cross-sectional study including 401 severely malnourished children who were admitted from September 2012 to January 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153098/oral-tolerance-induction-in-hemophilia-b-dogs-fed-with-transplastomic-lettuce
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Roland W Herzog, Timothy C Nichols, Jin Su, Bei Zhang, Alexandra Sherman, Elizabeth P Merricks, Robin Raymer, George Q Perrin, Mattias Häger, Bo Wiinberg, Henry Daniell
Anti-drug antibodies in hemophilia patients substantially complicate treatment. Their elimination through immune tolerance induction (ITI) protocols poses enormous costs, and ITI is often ineffective for factor IX (FIX) inhibitors. Moreover, there is no prophylactic ITI protocol to prevent anti-drug antibody (ADA) formation. Using general immune suppression is problematic. To address this urgent unmet medical need, we delivered antigen bioencapsulated in plant cells to hemophilia B dogs. Commercial-scale production of CTB-FIX fusion expressed in lettuce chloroplasts was done in a hydroponic facility...
February 1, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145422/proximate-causes-for-diet-induced-obesity-in-laboratory-mice-a-case-study
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C Kless, N Rink, J Rozman, M Klingenspor
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Detailed protocols and recommendations for the assessment of energy balance have been provided to address the problems associated with different body mass and body composition as apparent for mouse models in obesity research. Here, we applied these guidelines to investigate energy balance in two inbred mouse strains with contrasting susceptibilities for diet-induced obesity (DIO). Mice of the AKR/J strain are highly susceptible, whereas the SWR/J mice are almost completely resistant...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135476/human-milk-handling-and-storage-practices-among-peer-milk-sharing-mothers
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Beatriz M Reyes-Foster, Shannon K Carter, Melanie Sberna Hinojosa
BACKGROUND: Peer milk sharing, the noncommercial sharing of human milk from one parent or caretaker directly to another for the purposes of feeding a child, appears to be an increasing infant-feeding practice. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against the practice, little is known about how people who share human milk handle and store milk and whether these practices are consistent with clinical safety protocols. Research aim: This study aimed to learn about the milk-handling practices of expressed human milk by milk-sharing donors and recipient caretakers...
February 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133586/possible-health-impacts-of-bt-toxins-and-residues-from-spraying-with-complementary-herbicides-in-genetically-engineered-soybeans-and-risk-assessment-as-performed-by-the-european-food-safety-authority-efsa
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Christoph Then, Andreas Bauer-Panskus
BACKGROUND: MON89788 was the first genetically engineered soybean worldwide to express a Bt toxin. Under the brand name Intacta, Monsanto subsequently engineered a stacked trait soybean using MON89788 and MON87701-this stacked soybean expresses an insecticidal toxin and is, in addition, tolerant to glyphosate. After undergoing risk assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the stacked event was authorised for import into the EU in June 2012, including for use in food and feed...
2017: Environmental Sciences Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125562/o-014-bacterial-sensor-nod2-deletion-causes-th2-inflammatory-bowel-disease-improvement-without-inducing-acute-metatranscriptomic-dysbiosis-in-mice
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Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios, Daniele Corridoni, Gabriella Di Stefano, Luca Di Martino, D A Antonopoulos, Eugene Chang, T T Pizarro, Fabio Cominelli
BACKGROUND: Although single nucleotide polymorphisms in the NOD2 (nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing 2) gene have been associated with the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease (CD), little is known about the role of nonpolymorphic wild-type (WT) NOD2 genes in the gut. To date, most animal studies addressing the role of WT NOD2 have been conducted using healthy (ileitis/colitis-free) mouse strains, and have attributed a modulating effect to the gut microbiome, partly based on 16S rRNA sequencing...
February 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122816/effectiveness-of-fipronil-as-a-systemic-control-agent-against-xenopsylla-cheopis-siphonaptera-pulicidae-in-madagascar
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D M Rajonhson, A Miarinjara, S Rahelinirina, M Rajerison, S Boyer
Fipronil was evaluated as a systemic control agent for the rat flea Xenopsylla cheopis (Rothschild), the main vector of Yersinia pestis (Yersin), the causative agent of plague, in Madagascar. The effectiveness of fipronil as a systemic control agent against X. cheopis was assessed by determining the toxicity values of the "Lethal Dose 50" (LD50). Two techniques were used to evaluate the systemic action of the insecticide on the vector: 1) an artificial feeding device filled with blood-fipronil mixture from which X...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119180/teriparatide-attenuates-scarring-around-murine-cranial-bone-allograft-via-modulation-of-angiogenesis
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Doron Cohn Yakubovich, Uzi Eliav, Eran Yalon, Yeshai Schary, Dmitriy Sheyn, Galen Cook-Wiens, Shuting Sun, Charles E McKenna, Shaya Lev, Alexander M Binshtok, Gadi Pelled, Gil Navon, Dan Gazit, Zulma Gazit
Nearly all bone fractures in humans can deteriorate into a non-union fracture, often due to formation of fibrotic tissue. Cranial allogeneic bone grafts present a striking example: although seemingly attractive for craniofacial reconstructions, they often fail due to fibrosis at the host-graft junction, which physically prevents the desired bridging of bone between the host and graft and revitalization of the latter. In the present study we show that intermittent treatment with recombinant parathyroid hormone-analogue (teriparatide) modulates neovascularization feeding in the graft surroundings, consequently reducing fibrosis and scar tissue formation and facilitates osteogenesis...
January 21, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118825/optimization-of-mosquito-egg-production-under-mass-rearing-setting-effects-of-cage-volume-blood-meal-source-and-adult-population-density-for-the-malaria-vector-anopheles-arabiensis
#20
Wadaka Mamai, Nanwintoum S Bimbile-Somda, Hamidou Maiga, José Guillermo Juarez, Zaynab A I Muosa, Adel Barakat Ali, Rosemary Susan Lees, Jeremie R L Gilles
BACKGROUND: Anopheles arabiensis is one of the major malaria vectors that put millions of people in endemic countries at risk. Mass-rearing of this mosquito is crucial for strategies that use sterile insect technique to suppress vector populations. The sterile insect technique (SIT) package for this mosquito species is being developed by the Insect Pest Control Subprogramme of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. To improve mass-rearing outcomes for An...
January 24, 2017: Malaria Journal
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