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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936146/performance-of-clinical-screening-algorithms-for-tuberculosis-intensified-case-finding-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-western-kenya
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Surbhi Modi, Joseph S Cavanaugh, Ray W Shiraishi, Heather L Alexander, Kimberly D McCarthy, Barbara Burmen, Hellen Muttai, Chad M Heilig, Allyn K Nakashima, Kevin P Cain
OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of symptom-based screening for tuberculosis (TB), alone and with chest radiography among people living with HIV (PLHIV), including pregnant women, in Western Kenya. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: PLHIV from 15 randomly-selected HIV clinics were screened with three clinical algorithms [World Health Organization (WHO), Ministry of Health (MOH), and "Improving Diagnosis of TB in HIV-infected persons" (ID-TB/HIV) study], underwent chest radiography (unless pregnant), and provided two or more sputum specimens for smear microscopy, liquid culture, and Xpert MTB/RIF...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935851/an-analysis-of-the-sequence-of-the-bad-gene-among-patients-with-maturity-onset-diabetes-of-the-young-mody
#2
Karolina Antosik, Piotr Gnyś, Przemysława Jarosz-Chobot, Małgorzata Myśliwiec, Agnieszka Szadkowska, Maciej Małecki, Wojciech Młynarski, Maciej Borowiec
BACKGROUND: Monogenic diabetes is a rare disease caused by single gene mutations. Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is one of the major forms of monogenic diabetes recognised in the paediatric population. To date, 13 genes have been related to MODY development. The aim of the study was to analyse the sequence of the BCL2-associated agonist of cell death (BAD) gene in patients with clinical suspicion of GCK-MODY, but who were negative for glucokinase (GCK) gene mutations. METHODS: A group of 122 diabetic patients were recruited from the "Polish Registry for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes - nationwide genetic screening for monogenic diabetes" project...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931558/time-to-shift-from-contemporary-to-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-in-diagnosis-of-acute-coronary-syndromes
#3
REVIEW
Jamshed J Dalal, C K Ponde, Brian Pinto, C N Srinivas, Joy Thomas, Sunil Kumar Modi, Sanjay Mehta, Suvin Shetty, Manimarane, Bhupen Desai
Early rule-in and rule-out of non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) is a challenge. In patients with inconclusive findings on ECG, cardiac biomarkers play a crucial role in the diagnosis. The introduction of the new high-sensitive cardiac troponin test (hs-TnI assay) has changed the landscape of NSTEMI diagnosis. The new hs-TnI assay can detect troponin values at a lower level compared with a contemporary cardiac troponin (cTn) assay. The hs-cTnI assay has a coefficient of variation of ≤10%, well below the 99th percentile value...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924914/arctic-lakes-show-strong-decadal-trend-in-earlier-spring-ice-out
#4
Tereza Šmejkalová, Mary E Edwards, Jadunandan Dash
The timing of the seasonal freeze-thaw cycle of arctic lakes affects ecological processes and land-atmosphere energy fluxes. We carried out detailed ice-phenology mapping of arctic lakes, based on daily surface-reflectance time series for 2000-2013 from MODIS at 250 m spatial resolution. We used over 13,300 lakes, area >1 km(2), in five study areas distributed evenly across the circumpolar Arctic - the first such phenological dataset. All areas showed significant trends towards an earlier break-up, stronger than previously reported...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923574/assimilation-of-optical-and-radar-remote-sensing-data-in-3d-mapping-of-soil-properties-over-large-areas
#5
Laura Poggio, Alessandro Gimona
Soil is very important for many land functions. To achieve sustainability it is important to understand how soils vary over space in the landscape. Remote sensing data can be instrumental in mapping and spatial modelling of soil properties, resources and their variability. The aims of this study were to compare satellite sensors (MODIS, Landsat, Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2) with varying spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions for Digital Soil Mapping (DSM) of a set of soil properties in Scotland, evaluate the potential benefits of adding Sentinel-1 data to DSM models, select the most suited mix of sensors for DSM to map the considered set of soil properties and validate the results of topsoil (2D) and whole profile (3D) models...
December 3, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923500/preoperative-telephone-consultation-does-not-decrease-patient-anxiety-before-mohs-micrographic-surgery
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Joseph F Sobanko, Diego Da Silva, Zelma C Chiesa Fuxench, Badri Modi, Thuzar M Shin, Jeremy R Etzkorn, Sara S Samimi, Karolyn A Wanat, Christopher J Miller
BACKGROUND: Many factors influence anxiety and satisfaction of patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the effect of a preoperative educational telephone call on anxiety and satisfaction for patients undergoing same-day office consultation and MMS. METHODS: Patients with skin cancer (N = 104) scheduled for same-day office consultation and MMS were randomly assigned to receive or not to receive an educational telephone call during the week before surgery...
December 3, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921518/increased-radio-toxicity-in-two-cancerous-cell-lines-irradiated-by-low-and-high-energy-photons-in-the-presence-of-thio-glucose-bound-gold-nanoparticles
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Shokouhozaman Soleymanifard, Atefeh Rostami, Seyed Amir Aledavood, Maryam Moghadam Matin, Ameneh Sazgarnia
PURPOSE: Gold nanoparticles modified by thio-glucose have been believed to increase the toxicity of radiotherapy in human malignant cells. We report the effect of thio-glucose-bound gold nanoparticles (Glu-G nanoparticles), 16 nm in size, on two human lung (QU-DB) and breast (MCF7) cancer cell lines combined with kilo and megavoltage X-rays. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The shape and surface characteristics, the size distribution and light absorption spectrum of the prepared nanoparticles were measured by transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, and Ultraviolet-Visible spectrophotometry, respectively...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921434/-actual-trends-in-diagnostics-and-treatment-of-congenital-hyperinsulinism
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Juraj Staník, Martina Škopková, Monika Rosoľanková, Iwar Klimeš, Daniela Gašperíková
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is the most common cause of severe persistent hypoglycemia in neonates and infants. Early diagnosis and effective treatment (based on the principles of pharmacogenetics) play the key role for the prognosis. The DNA anlysis, which can identify mutation in one of the 11 genes causing MODY, is crutial in the diagnostics. Moreover, The genotype determines also the optimal therapy approach (medicaments, diet or rarely surgery). There was a large progress of novel medicaments treating particularly most severe (diazoxide-resistant) forms of CHI...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921429/-congenital-hyperinsulinism-loss-of-b-cell-self-control
#9
Jan Lebl, Klára Roženková, Štěpánka Průhová
Congenital hyperinsulinism is a serious blood glucose regulation defect that interferes with brain development, leading to mental retardation, neurological sequelae and secondary epilepsy and ultimately may be life-threatening. Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is caused by genetic defects of regulation of insulin secretion that induce insulin oversecretion in intrauterine life and postnatally. The clinical consequence is fetal macrosomia and subsequently neonatal and infantile hypoglycaemia. The most severe form is caused by biallelic mutations of KCNJ11 and ABCC8 genes that encode both potassium channel subunits, whereas their heterozygous mutations as well as enzymatic defects (GLUD1, HADH, GCK) lead to milder presentation...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921056/melanosis-coli-after-long-term-ingestion-of-cape-aloe
#10
Rohan M Modi, Hisham Hussan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917728/comparing-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-prevention-programs-between-veterans-affairs-nursing-homes-and-non-veterans-affairs-nursing-homes
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Lona Mody, M Todd Greene, Sanjay Saint, Jennifer Meddings, Barbara W Trautner, Heidi L Wald, Christopher Crnich, Jane Banaszak-Holl, Sara E McNamara, Beth J King, Robert Hogikyan, Barbara S Edson, Sarah L Krein
OBJECTIVE The impact of healthcare system integration on infection prevention programs is unknown. Using catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention as an example, we hypothesize that US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing homes have a more robust infection prevention infrastructure due to integration and centralization compared with non-VA nursing homes. SETTING VA and non-VA nursing homes participating in the AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care collaborative. METHODS Nursing homes provided baseline information about their infection prevention programs to assess strengths and gaps related to CAUTI prevention via a needs assessment questionnaire...
December 5, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916253/smart-sliding-hook-as-a-ready-to-use-auxillary-in-orthodontist-s-inventory
#12
Palash Modi, Sakshi Aggarwal, Preetinder Bhatia, Palak Modi
Orthodontic treatment often requires extraction or distalization for gaining space. With both treatment modalities, emphasis has always been given to the simplicity and effectiveness of the treatment, time required for each visit, cost and minimum requirement of the inventory. To accomplish this, various appliances and auxiliaries have been designed in the past of which sliding jigs are commonly used. They pose various clinical problems of which time to fabricate them for each patient is one as they cannot be stored in a prefabricated form...
December 2016: Singapore Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915215/cha2ds2-vasc-hsf-score-new-predictor-of-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-2976-patients
#13
Ranjan Modi, S V Patted, P C Halkati, Sanjay Porwal, Sameer Ambar, Prasad Mr, Vijay Metgudmath, Ameet Sattur
BACKGROUND: CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores have been used for assessing prognostic risk of thromboembolism in non valvular atrial fibrillation patients. They include similar risk factors for the development of CAD To increase the likelihood of determining CAD severity, the CHA2DS2-VASc-HS and CHA2DS2-VASc-HSF score comprising of hyperlipidemia, smoking and family history respectively in addition to the components of the CHA2DS2-VASc score and male instead of female gender. The aim was to investigate whether these risk scores can be used to predict CAD severity...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913849/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-reveals-mody-in-up-to-6-5-of-antibody-negative-diabetes-cases-listed-in-the-norwegian-childhood-diabetes-registry
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Bente B Johansson, Henrik U Irgens, Janne Molnes, Paweł Sztromwasser, Ingvild Aukrust, Petur B Juliusson, Oddmund Søvik, Shawn Levy, Torild Skrivarhaug, Geir Joner, Anders Molven, Stefan Johansson, Pål R Njølstad
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: MODY can be wrongly diagnosed as type 1 diabetes in children. We aimed to find the prevalence of MODY in a nationwide population-based registry of childhood diabetes. METHODS: Using next-generation sequencing, we screened the HNF1A, HNF4A, HNF1B, GCK and INS genes in all 469 children (12.1%) negative for both GAD and IA-2 autoantibodies and 469 antibody-positive matched controls selected from the Norwegian Childhood Diabetes Registry (3882 children)...
December 2, 2016: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913442/comparison-of-anti-vegf-therapies-on-fibrovascular-pigment-epithelial-detachments-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#15
Adrian Au, Vishal S Parikh, Rishi P Singh, Justis P Ehlers, Alex Yuan, Aleksandra V Rachitskaya, Jonathan E Sears, Sunil K Srivastava, Peter K Kaiser, Andrew P Schachat, Daniel F Martin, Yasha Modi
BACKGROUND: The aim is to compare the therapeutic effects of three antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs (bevacizumab, aflibercept and ranibizumab) on fibrovascular pigment epithelial detachments (fvPEDs) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: This was a retrospective, comparative, consecutive case series of 88 unique eyes with fvPEDs in neovascular AMD treated with anti-VEGF monotherapy for a minimum of 6 months. All eyes were treatment naive...
December 2, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907256/quantifying-the-human-influence-on-fire-ignition-across-the-western-usa
#16
Emily J Fusco, John T Abatzoglou, Jennifer K Balch, John T Finn, Bethany A Bradley
Humans have a profound effect on fire regimes by increasing the frequency of ignitions. Although ignition is an integral component of understanding and predicting fire, to date fire models have not been able to isolate the ignition location, leading to inconsistent use of anthropogenic ignition proxies. Here, we identified fire ignitions from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) Burned Area Product (2000-2012) to create the first remotely sensed, consistently derived, and regionally comprehensive fire ignition data set for the western United States...
December 2016: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903084/assessment-of-corticosteroid-related-quality-of-care-measures-for-uc-and-cd-in-the-united-states-a-claims-data-analysis
#17
David T Rubin, Haridarshan Patel, Sherry Shi, Reema Mody
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate corticosteroid (CS)-related quality of care indicators in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) in the US. METHODS: Adults diagnosed with UC or CD and prescription fills for an oral CS were identified from a large commercial US claims database (2005- 2013). Quality indicators included prolonged CS use (≥60 days), use of CS-sparing therapy, and bone loss assessment. State-level variations in quality of care indicators were estimated using logistic regression models adjusting for age, gender, insurance plan type, and CD severity...
December 1, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901511/the-future-of-pediatric-research-european-perspective
#18
Eleanor J Molloy, Neena Modi, Anne Greenough, Hugo Lagercrantz, Cynthia F Bearer, Mark Turner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899519/initial-clinical-experience-using-the-two-stage-aspiration-technique-tsat-with-proximal-flow-arrest-by-a-balloon-guiding-catheter-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-of-the-anterior-circulation
#19
Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Hirokazu Nishiyama, Yoshiaki Tetsuo, Hideki Takemoto, Naoyuki Nakao
BACKGROUND: Our initial experience using the two-stage aspiration technique (TSAT) with proximal flow arrest by a balloon guiding catheter is presented. In TSAT, aspiration is applied with the 5MAX ACE and also with the 3MAX catheter with a Penumbra aspiration pump, while arresting proximal flow by balloon inflation. METHODS: In patients treated with TSAT, clinical data including National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score at admission and the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score at discharge, as well as procedural data including the Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction (TICI) score, procedural time, and complications were analyzed...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899486/functional-investigations-of-hnf1a-identify-rare-variants-as-risk-factors-for-type-2-diabetes-in-the-general-population
#20
Laeya Abdoli Najmi, Ingvild Aukrust, Jason Flannick, Janne Molnes, Noel Burtt, Anders Molven, Leif Groop, David Altshuler, Stefan Johansson, Lise Bjørkhaug, Pål Rasmus Njølstad
Variants in HNF1A encoding hepatocyte nuclear factor-1A are associated with maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY3) and type 2 diabetes. We investigated whether functional classification of HNF1A rare coding variants can inform models of diabetes risk prediction in the general population by analyzing the effect of 27 HNF1A variants identified in well-phenotyped populations (n = 4115). Bioinformatics tools classified 11 variants as likely pathogenic and showed no association with diabetes risk (combined MAF = 0...
November 29, 2016: Diabetes
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