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Tessa Baker, Jennifer Flaig, Meryam Shillingford, Lana Swain, Marika Wagner
We reflect on our experiences providing veterinary services in 5 remote communities of the Sahtu Settlement Area in the Northwest Territories in February 2017. The evolving role of dogs and the social determinants of health that influence dog health in the communities are explored, including biology, physical environment, behavior, dog and human social factors, and access to veterinary care. The importance of continued exposure of veterinary professionals to different cultural perspectives in order to provide services that are culturally appropriate and effective is highlighted...
June 2018: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
Abdulla Ibrahim, Mahmoud K Nassar, Daniel J Jordan, Manish Sinha, Fiona J Hogg
The Adult Exceptional Aesthetic Referral Protocol (AEARP) encompasses a series of aesthetic procedures which, as they do not treat an underlying disease process, are not routinely available within the National Health Service. Provision of these services can only be provided on an exceptional basis. In this prospective study, we evaluated the referral process and outcomes of 1122 patients referred under the AEARP over a 3.5-year period. Referrals were screened by a vetting panel comprising of a plastic surgeon, clinical nurse specialist, and clinical psychologist...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
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An interest in backyard bantams during her vet student days led Pippa Abbey to take up a year-long internship in poultry medicine. Just over halfway in, her experience and confidence are growing.
June 16, 2018: Veterinary Record
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June 16, 2018: Veterinary Record
Christina Doukaki, Dr MedVet, Hugues Beaufrère, Dr Med Vet, Minh Huynh
International conferences on avian medicine and surgery aim to disseminate scientific and evidence-based information in the form of oral presentations and posters. Most manuscripts presented are printed in the conference proceedings as abstracts. Subsequent publication in a scientific peer-reviewed journal is the natural outcome of the research cycle, although studies have shown that the vast majority of conference abstracts are not published. The purpose of this study was to explore 1) the fate of abstracts presented in avian conferences (Association of Avian Veterinarians, European Association of Avian Veterinarians, International Conference on Avian Herpetological and Exotic Mammal Medicine) in the years 2011-2015, 2) assess the publication rate in peer-reviewed journals, 3) describe the time course of subsequent publication, and 4) identify factors associated with increased likelihood of publication...
June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Manny Saltiel, Marvin Finnefrock
Hundreds of oral and injectable generic drugs have seen dramatic price increases during the 2010s. Several reasons for the astronomic price increases have been postulated, ranging from reduced competition, shortages in the manufacturing supply chain, very small markets, market consolidation, the Unapproved Drugs Initiative of 2006, and unanticipated manufacturing safety issues. In one survey, over 90% of hospital administrators reported that higher drug prices had a moderate or severe impact on their budgets...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Aliz R Rao, Stanley F Nelson
BACKGROUND: With the expanding use of next-gen sequencing (NGS) to diagnose the thousands of rare Mendelian genetic diseases, it is critical to be able to interpret individual DNA variation. To calculate the significance of finding a rare protein-altering variant in a given gene, one must know the frequency of seeing a variant in the general population that is at least as damaging as the variant in question. METHODS: We developed a general method to better interpret the likelihood that a rare variant is disease causing if observed in a given gene or genic region mapping to a described protein domain, using genome-wide information from a large control sample...
June 13, 2018: BMC Medical Genomics
Nalini M Guda, Venkata Muddana, David C Whitcomb, Philippe Levy, Pramod Garg, Gregory Cote, Aliye Uc, Shyam Varadarajulu, Santhi S Vege, Suresh T Chari, Chris E Forsmark, Dhiraj Yadav, D Nageshwar Reddy, Scott Tenner, Colin D Johnson, Fatih Akisik, Ashok K Saluja, Markus M Lerch, J Shawn Mallery, Martin L Freeman
Recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP) is a clinically significant problem globally. The etiology remains unclear in approximately 10% to 15% of patients despite a thorough workup. Data on natural history and efficacy of treatments are limited. We aimed to establish criteria for diagnosis, evaluate the causative factors, and arrive at a consensus on the appropriate workup and management of patients with RAP. The organizing committee was formed, and a set of questions was developed based on the current evidence, controversies, and topics that needed further research...
July 2018: Pancreas
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Vets at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo had an interesting task on their hands earlier this month, as one of its rhinos required an ultrasound. Georgina Mills reports.
June 9, 2018: Veterinary Record
Stefan Vet, Sophie de Buyl, Karoline Faust, Jan Danckaert, Didier Gonze, Lendert Gelens
We theoretically study the dynamics of two interacting microbial species in the chemostat. These species are competitors for a common resource, as well as mutualists due to cross-feeding. In line with previous studies (Assaneo, et al., 2013; Holland, et al., 2010; Iwata, et al., 2011), we demonstrate that this system has a rich repertoire of dynamical behavior, including bistability. Standard Lotka-Volterra equations are not capable to describe this particular system, as these account for only one type of interaction (mutualistic or competitive)...
2018: PloS One
Matthew S Haynsen, Mohammad Vatanparast, Gouri Mahadwar, Dennis Zhu, Roy Z Moger-Reischer, Jeff J Doyle, Keith A Crandall, Ashley N Egan
BACKGROUND: Kudzu, Pueraria montana var. lobata, is a woody vine native to Southeast Asia that has been introduced globally for cattle forage and erosion control. The vine is highly invasive in its introduced areas, including the southeastern US. Modern molecular marker resources are limited for the species, despite its importance. Transcriptomes for P. montana var. lobata and a second phaseoloid legume taxon previously ascribed to genus Pueraria, Neustanthus phaseoloides, were generated and mined for microsatellites and single nucleotide polymorphisms...
June 5, 2018: BMC Genomics
Michael S Carter, Xinshuai Zhang, Hua Huang, Jason T Bouvier, Brian San Francisco, Matthew W Vetting, Nawar Al-Obaidi, Jeffrey B Bonanno, Agnidipta Ghosh, Rémi G Zallot, Harvey M Andersen, Steven C Almo, John A Gerlt
Colocation of the genes encoding ABC, TRAP, and TCT transport systems and catabolic pathways for the transported ligand provides a strategy for discovering novel microbial enzymes and pathways. We screened solute-binding proteins (SBPs) for ABC transport systems and identified three that bind D-apiose, a branched pentose in the cell walls of higher plants. Guided by sequence similarity networks (SSNs) and genome neighborhood networks (GNNs), the identities of the SBPs enabled the discovery of four catabolic pathways for D-apiose with eleven previously unknown reactions...
June 4, 2018: Nature Chemical Biology
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Niall Connell says his vet degree has given him a rewarding career, allowed him to bring up his family and helped him after he became ill. Next month, he will become junior vice-president of the RCVS.
June 2, 2018: Veterinary Record
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Nicky Mansell , Young Vet Network representative on BVA Council, explains the importance of resilience in dealing with the pressures of life in practice.
June 2, 2018: Veterinary Record
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BVA has linked up with medical, environmental and other veterinary organisations to promote the One Health message.
June 2, 2018: Veterinary Record
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While fur farms in the UK were banned 18 years ago, fur is still imported into the UK. Now, as Georgina Mills explains, vets are making their feelings clear on the 'severe' welfare concerns these farms inflict.
June 2, 2018: Veterinary Record
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June 2, 2018: Veterinary Record
Claire Tilbury, Tsjitske M Haanstra, Suzan H M Verdegaal, Rob G H H Nelissen, Henrica C W de Vet, Thea P M Vliet Vlieland, Raymond W Ostelo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Previous studies have suggested there is an association between preoperative expectations about the outcome and outcomes of total knee and total hip arthroplasty (TKA/THA). However, expectations have been rarely examined on their clinical relevance relative to other well-known predictive factors. Furthermore expectations can be measured on a more generic level (e.g. does one expect their symptoms to improve after surgery) or on a more specific level (e.g. does one expect to be able to squat again after surgery)...
April 30, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Lisa Boden
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May 26, 2018: Veterinary Record
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Sean Wensley's name has become synonymous with animal welfare reform. Here, the BVA council member and former president of the association tells Adele Waters where his ambition for better welfare began and where he hopes it may lead.
May 26, 2018: Veterinary Record
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