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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349487/lay-first-responder-training-in-eastern-uganda-leveraging-transportation-infrastructure-to-build-an-effective-prehospital-emergency-care-training-program
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Peter G Delaney, Richard Bamuleke, Yang Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: Though road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a major cause of mortality in East Africa, few countries have emergency medical services. The aim was to create a sustainable and efficient prehospital lay first responder program, creating a system with lay first responders spread through the 53 motorcycle taxi stages of Iganga Municipality. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-four motorcycle taxi riders were taught a first aid curriculum in partnership with a local Red Cross first aid trainer and provided with a first aid kit following WHO guidelines for basic first aid...
January 18, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349221/women-at-war-the-crucible-of-vietnam
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Anica Pless Kaiser, Daniel H Kabat, Avron Spiro, Eve H Davison, Jeanne Mager Stellman
Relatively little has been written about the military women who served in Vietnam, and there is virtually no literature on deployed civilian women (non-military). We examined the experiences of 1285 American women, military and civilian, who served in Vietnam during the war and responded to a mail survey conducted approximately 25 years later in which they were asked to report and reflect upon their experiences and social and health histories. We compare civilian women, primarily American Red Cross workers, to military women stratified by length of service, describe their demographic characteristics and warzone experiences (including working conditions, exposure to casualties and sexual harassment), and their homecoming following Vietnam...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344026/evaluation-of-the-predictive-value-of-the-serum-calcium-magnesium-ratio-for-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-incident-dialysis-patients
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Hiroyuki Sato, Youichi Takeuchi, Ken Matsuda, Ayako Saito, Saeko Kagaya, Hirotaka Fukami, Yoshie Ojima, Tasuku Nagasawa
Background/Aim: Cardiovascular disease is the most serious cause of death in patients on hemodialysis. Low serum magnesium (Mg) and high serum calcium (Ca) levels have been associated with poor outcome and cardiovascular mortality in patients on maintenance and initiation dialysis. As a more accurate marker is warranted, we evaluated the efficacy of a novel serum Ca-Mg marker of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality that indicates vessel calcification. Methods: We recruited 378 consecutive patients with end-stage renal disease who started dialysis between January 2009 and December 2015 at the Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki Hospital...
December 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341220/prevalence-of-rhodococcus-equi-from-the-nasal-cavity-of-1-010-apparently-healthy-horses
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L T Gressler, G Machado, B P da Silveira, N D Cohen, L G Corbellini, V B Leotti, G N Diehl, L C Dos Santos, A Castagna de Vargas
BACKGROUND: Rhodococcus equi is an important cause of foal pneumonia. While its isolation from different sources has been widely evaluated, there is a need to better understand the R. equi epidemiology from samples of the nasal cavity of healthy horses. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of R. equi from the nasal cavity of healthy horses, along with its virulence profile, antimicrobial susceptibility, and environmental variables associated. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
January 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339521/immunogenetic-novelty-confers-a-selective-advantage-in-host-pathogen-coevolution
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Karl P Phillips, Joanne Cable, Ryan S Mohammed, Magdalena Herdegen-Radwan, Jarosław Raubic, Karolina J Przesmycka, Cock van Oosterhout, Jacek Radwan
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is crucial to the adaptive immune response of vertebrates and is among the most polymorphic gene families known. Its high diversity is usually attributed to selection imposed by fast-evolving pathogens. Pathogens are thought to evolve to escape recognition by common immune alleles, and, hence, novel MHC alleles, introduced through mutation, recombination, or gene flow, are predicted to give hosts superior resistance. Although this theoretical prediction underpins host-pathogen "Red Queen" coevolution, it has not been demonstrated in the context of natural MHC diversity...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338053/selenium-regulation-of-selenoprotein-enzyme-activity-and-transcripts-in-a-pilot-study-with-founder-strains-from-the-collaborative-cross
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Roger A Sunde
Rodents and humans have 24-25 selenoproteins, and these proteins contain the 21st amino acid, selenocysteine, incorporated co-translationally into the peptide backbone in a series of reactions dependent on at least 6 unique gene products. In selenium (Se) deficiency, there is differential regulation of selenoprotein expression, whereby levels of some selenoproteins and their transcripts decrease dramatically in Se deficiency, but other selenoprotein transcripts are spared this decrease; the underlying mechanism, however, is not fully understood...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336950/daratumumab-therapeutic-asset-biological-trap
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V Deneys, C Thiry, A Frelik, C Debry, B Martin, C Doyen
OBJECTIVES: Recently, daratumumab has been included in the therapeutic strategies for myeloma patients. This molecule is an antibody directed against CD38, strongly expressed on plasma cells. Nevertheless, as CD38 is also present on erythrocyte membrane, daratumumab interferes with immunohaematological tests, complicating the selection of compatible blood. METHODS: A total of 14 patients treated by daratumumab have been followed in our transfusion laboratory. Among them, 11 have been transfused...
January 11, 2018: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336116/the-retina-of-the-collared-peccary-pecari-tajacu-structure-and-function
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Raaya Ezra-Elia, Maya Ross, Nili Avni-Magen, Asaf Berkowitz, Ron Ofri
OBJECTIVE: To study retinal morphology and function in the collared peccary, an ungulate species distantly related to the domestic pig. ANIMAL STUDIES: Twenty captive peccaries anesthetized for routine health examinations. Procedures No abnormalities were noted on a complete ophthalmic examination. Fundi were examined ophthalmoscopically and photographed. The eyes of an individual that died of unrelated, nonocular reasons were studied histologically and by immunohistochemistry...
January 16, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333874/road-traffic-injuries-among-riders-of-electric-bike-electric-moped-in-southern-china
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Xujun Zhang, Yaming Yang, Jie Yang, Jie Hu, Yang Li, Ming Wu, Lorann Stallones, Henry Xiang
Objective Electric bike/moped-related road traffic injuries have become a burgeoning public health problem in China. The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence and potential risk factors of electric bike/moped -related road traffic injuries among electric bike/moped riders in southern China. Methods A cross-sectional study was used to interview 3,151 electric bike/moped riders in southern China. Electric bike/moped-related road traffic injuries that occurred from July 2014 to June 2015 were investigated...
January 15, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333809/assessment-of-orofacial-pain-management-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department-and-at-home-after-discharge
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Yurena Aguilar de la Red, Gema Manrique Martín, Gloria Guerrero López, Concepción González Herrero, Paula López Vázquez, Concepción Míguez Navarro
INTRODUCTION: An inadequate pain management is common in the emergency department. Our objective was to analyze pain management among children with an orofacial infection or trauma in the emergency department and to assess compliance and satisfaction with analgesia prescribed at discharge. POPULATION AND METHODS: Cross-sectional, observational and analytical study in children attending the emergency department for an orofacial infection or trauma over 2 months. Pain management in the emergency department, analgesia prescribed at home and, following a call to parents, treatment provided and its adequacy to control pain were registered...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333111/diet-gut-microbiota-and-colorectal-cancer-prevention-a-review-of-potential-mechanisms-and-promising-targets-for-future-research
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Mingyang Song, Andrew T Chan
Diet plays an important role in the development of colorectal cancer. Emerging data have implicated the gut microbiota in colorectal cancer. Diet is a major determinant for the gut microbial structure and function. Therefore, it has been hypothesized that alterations in gut microbes and their metabolites may contribute to the influence of diet on the development of colorectal cancer. We review several major dietary factors that have been linked to gut microbiota and colorectal cancer, including major dietary patterns, fiber, red meat and sulfur, and obesity...
December 2017: Current Colorectal Cancer Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330863/hyoepiglottic-ligament-collagen-and-elastin-fiber-composition-and-changes-associated-with-aging
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Leslie E Irvine, Zhi Yang, Eric J Kezirian, Marcel E Nimni, Bo Han
OBJECTIVE: The epiglottis may contribute to upper airway obstruction in approximately 10% of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Clinical experience indicates that older patients may be more likely to have epiglottis-related obstruction. This study was designed to examine tissue characteristics of the hyoepiglottic ligament as a possible factor in epiglottis-related obstruction based on previous research suggesting that older adults have fewer collagen, elastin, and muscle fibers in the hyoepiglottic ligament...
January 13, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326194/association-of-erythrocyte-parameters-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-the-pearl-river-delta-region-of-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ling Ling Huang, Dong-Mei Dou, Nan Liu, Xiao Xiao Wang, Li-Ying Fu, Xiao Wu, Peixi Wang
OBJECTIVE: Increasing studies have reported that erythrocyte parameters, including red blood cells (RBCs), haematocrit (HCT), haemoglobin (Hb) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW), are associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) in adults worldwide. However, the association, stratified by sex, remains to be elucidated, particularly in the Pearl River Delta region of China. Therefore, our aim was to explore the association of erythrocyte parameters with MetS, stratified by sex, in the Pearl River Delta region of China...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325850/interaction-of-dna-with-water-soluble-complex-of-nickle-and-formation-of-dna-cross-links
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Maryam Nejat Dehkordi, Bjorn Akerman
Interaction of double stranded DNA with bulky and hydrophobic Salen type Schiff base complex: [N, N' Bis [3- tert-butyl-5-[triphenyl-phosphonium - methyl] - salicylidene] 1,2 ethylene-diamine nickel(III) acetate (refer to Ni Salen complex) was extensively investigated using the spectroscopic techniques and gel electrophoresis. Absorption titration experiment showed the hypochromic effect and the significant red shift of the complex absorption. In competition experiments with ethidium bromide (EB), Ni Salen complex exhibited non-competitive binding at high concentrations...
January 8, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325771/a-cross-cultural-study-of-acceptability-and-food-pairing-for-hot-sauces
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Hyun-Jee Kim, Seo-Jin Chung, Kwang-Ok Kim, Belinda Nielsen, Rie Ishii, Michael O'Mahony
This study was conducted to understand the acceptance levels of hot sauces among consumers from different culinary cultures. Two newly developed hot sauces [fermented red chili pepper with soybean-paste-based sauce(GS) and fermented red chili-pepper-based sauce(KS)] were compared with Tabasco sauce(TB) and Sriracha sauce(SR). Two separate cross-cultural home-use tests(HUTs) were conducted: pizza and cream soup were provided as food items in HUT 1, whereas grilled chicken wings and rice noodle soup were provided in HUT 2...
January 8, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325588/milk-flow-data-collected-routinely-in-an-automatic-milking-system-an-alternative-to-milking-time-testing-in-the-management-of-teat-end-condition
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Håvard Nørstebø, Amira Rachah, Gunnar Dalen, Odd Rønningen, Anne Cathrine Whist, Olav Reksen
BACKGROUND: Having a poor teat-end condition is associated with increased mastitis risk, hence avoiding milking machine settings that have a negative effect on teat-end condition is important for successful dairy production. Milking-time testing (MTT) can be used in the evaluation of vacuum conditions during milking, but the method is less suited for herds using automatic milking systems (AMS) and relationships with teat end condition is poorly described. This study aimed to increase knowledge on interpretation of MTT in AMS and to assess whether milk-flow data obtained routinely by an AMS can be useful for the management of teat-end health...
January 11, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324929/our-solution-for-fusion-of-simultaneusly-acquired-whole-body-scintigrams-and-optical-images-as-usesful-tool-in-clinical-practice-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-carcinomas-after-radioiodine-therapy-a-useful-tool-in-clinical-practice
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Milovan Matovic, Milica Jankovic, Marko Barjaktarovic, Marija Jeremic
OBJECTIVE: After radioiodine therapy of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients, whole body scintigraphy (WBS) is standard procedure before releasing the patient from the hospital. A common problem is the precise localization of regions where the iod-avide tissue is located. Sometimes is practically impossible to perform precise topographic localization of such regions. METHOD: In order to face this problem, we have developed a low-cost Vision-Fusion system for web-camera image acquisition simultaneously with routine scintigraphic whole body acquisition including the algorithm for fusion of images given from both cameras...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324699/led-ct-scan-for-ph-distribution-on-a-cross-section-of-cell-culture-medium
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Nobuya Higashino, Toshio Takayama, Hiroaki Ito, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasutaka Yamaguchi, Chia-Hung Dylan Tsai, Makoto Kaneko
In cell culture, the pH of the culture medium is one of the most important conditions. However, the culture medium may have non-uniform pH distribution due to activities of cells and changes in the environment. Although it is possible to measure the pH distribution with an existing pH meter using distributed electrodes, the method involves direct contact with the medium and would greatly increase the risk of contamination. Here in this paper, we propose a computed tomography (CT) scan for measuring pH distribution using the color change of phenol red with a light-emitting diode (LED) light source...
January 11, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323459/reliability-and-safety-of-transnasal-compared-to-conventional-endoscopy-for-detecting-esophageal-varices-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Elio C Castro Filho, Hugo Perazzo, Raquel Al-Cici P Guimaraes, Lilian Machado, Flavia F Fernandes, Renata M Perez
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Unsedated transnasal endoscopy may be used for detecting esophageal varices. However, few studies evaluated feasibility and accuracy of this technique. We aimed to evaluate accuracy, interobserver agreement and safety of the transnasal ultrathin compared to conventional endoscopy in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included consecutive patients referred for screening or surveillance of esophageal varices. Patients underwent unsedated transnasal and sedated conventional endoscopies at the same day, which were recorded in a digital video file and randomly analyzed by two double-blinded endoscopists...
January 11, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320445/chlorophyll-inspired-red-region-fluorophores-building-block-synthesis-and-studies-in-aqueous-media
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Rui Liu, Mengran Liu, Don Hood, Chih-Yuan Chen, Christopher J MacNevin, Dewey Holten, Jonathan S Lindsey
Fluorophores that absorb and emit in the red spectral region (600-700 nm) are of great interest in photochemistry and photomedicine. Eight new target chlorins (and 19 new chlorins altogether)-analogues of chlorophyll-of different polarities have been designed and synthesized for various applications; seven of the chlorins are equipped with a bioconjugatable tether. Hydrophobic or amphiphilic chlorins in a non-polar organic solvent (toluene), polar organic solvent (DMF), and aqueous or aqueous micellar media show a sharp emission band in the red region and modest fluorescence quantum yield (Φf = 0...
January 10, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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