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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188722/prevalence-of-hypokalemia-before-and-after-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy-in-high-risk-patients
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Ankie Reumkens, Ad A M Masclee, Bjorn Winkens, Cees T van Deursen, Silvia Sanduleanu, C Minke Bakker
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bowel preparation for colonoscopy should not cause significant shifts in systemic electrolyte concentrations. We recently encountered 2 cases of severe postcolonoscopy hypokalemia with fatal consequences, prompting us to conduct a study to explore the magnitude of and risk factors for hypokalemia associated with bowel preparation. We paid specific attention to higher risk subgroups, in particular diuretic users, hospitalized patients and patients estimated at to be high risk by the gastroenterologist...
February 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177788/a-fast-and-accurate-method-of-detecting-aleutian-mink-disease-virus-in-blood-and-tissues-of-chronically-infected-mink
#2
A H Farid, Priyanka P Rupasinghe
The objective of this study was to assess sensitivity of the Omni Klentaq-LA DNA polymerase for detecting Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) in mink blood and tissues by PCR without DNA extraction. The presence of AMDV DNA was directly tested by Klentaq in plasma, serum, whole blood and spleen homogenates of 188 mink 4 and 16 months after inoculation with the virus. Samples from bone marrow, small intestine, liver, lungs, kidneys and lymph nodes of 20 of the same mink were also tested by Klentaq. DNA was extracted from paired samples of plasma and the aforesaid tissues by a commercial nucleic acid extraction kit (Dynabeads Silane) and tested by PCR...
January 18, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169451/an-optimized-transurethral-catheterization-cystometry-in-mice-and-comparison-with-classic-suprapubic-catheterization-cystometry
#3
Zhuoyi Xiang, Yaohui Li, Tingchang Bian, Minke He, Yeqing Xu, Guomin Wang, Jianming Guo, Hang Wang
AIMS: The aim of this study is to establish an optimized, minimally invasive transurethral catheterization cystometry (TUCC) and a novel urethral pressure profile (UPP) measurement for mice. METHODS: The optimized TUCC and the UPP measurement were first established. This optimized TUCC was then performed in 16 anesthetized female mice and compared with the suprapubic catheterization cystometry (SCC) in parallel after suprapubic catheters implantation (SCI; on zero, third, and seventh day, respectively)...
February 7, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167017/hearing-sensitivity-in-adults-with-a-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-after-two-stage-palatoplasty
#4
I F P M Kappen, J B S Schreinemakers, K P Q Oomen, D Bittermann, M Kon, C C Breugem, A B Mink van der Molen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term hearing and middle ear status in patients treated for a unilateral complete cleft lip and palate (UCLP) by two-stage palatoplasty. METHODS: Forty-nine UCLP patients aged 17 years and older were included in this retrospective study. Patients were invited for a multidisciplinary long-term follow-up of their treatment at a tertiary center for craniofacial surgery in the Netherlands. ENT assessment included tympanometry and pure-tone audiometry...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166114/examining-emergency-department-treatment-processes-in-severe-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
#5
Ali Ajdari, Linda Ng Boyle, Nithya Kannan, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Jin Wang, Richard Mink, Benjamin Ries, Mark Wainwright, Jonathan I Groner, Michael J Bell, Chris Giza, Douglas F Zatzick, Richard G Ellenbogen, Pamela H Mitchell, Frederick P Rivara, Monica S Vavilala
BACKGROUND: In the treatment of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI), timely treatment of patients can affect the outcome. Our objectives were to examine the treatment process of acute pediatric TBI and the impact of non-value-added time (NVAT) on patient outcomes. METHODS: Data for 136 pediatric trauma patients (age < 18 years) with severe TBI from 2 trauma centers in the United States were collected. A process flow and value stream map identified NVATs and their sources in the treatment process...
February 3, 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145811/investigating-the-potential-role-of-north-american-animals-as-hosts-for-zika-virus
#6
Izabela K Ragan, Emily L Blizzard, Paul Gordy, Richard A Bowen
The recent emergence of the mosquito-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas has become a global public health concern. We describe a series of experimental infections designed to investigate whether animals within certain taxonomic groups in North America have the potential to serve as ZIKV amplifying or maintenance hosts. Species investigated included armadillos, cottontail rabbits, goats, mink, chickens, pigeons, ground hogs, deer mice, cattle, raccoons, ducks, Syrian Golden hamsters, garter snakes, leopard frogs, house sparrows, and pigs...
February 1, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138998/current-and-prospective-sights-in-mechanism-of-deoxynivalenol-induced-emesis-for-future-scientific-study-and-clinical-treatment
#7
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Liangkai Chen, Zhao Peng, Andreas K Nüssler, Liegang Liu, Wei Yang
Deoxynivalenol (DON), one of trichothecene mycotoxins produced by the fungus Fusarium, is commonly detected in cereal foods and in secondary food production across the world. Lower concentrations of DON induce a dose-related feed refusal (anorexia), whereas it acts as a potent emetic agent at higher levels. DON-induced emesis in humans and livestock can be observed and recorded in both undeveloped and developed regions such as Lixian, Guide and Huangzhong in China and Illinois in the USA. Some studies with different animal models (pigs and minks) suggested that DON could change expressions of 5-hydroxytryptamine, peptide YY, neuropeptide Y2 receptor and nucleobindin-2/nesfatin-1 in plasma and different areas of the brain...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119450/ectopic-expression-of-mouse-melanopsin-in-drosophila-photoreceptors-reveals-fast-response-kinetics-and-persistent-dark-excitation
#8
Bushra Yasin, Elkana Kohn, Maximilian Peters, Rachel Zaguri, Shirley Weiss, Krystina Schopf, Ben Katz, Armin Huber, Baruch Minke
The intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGC) initiate non-image forming light-dependent activities and express the melanopsin (OPN4) photopigment. Several features of ipRGC photosensitivity are characteristic of fly photoreceptors. However, the light-response kinetics of ipRGC is much slower due to unknown reasons. Here we used transgenic Drosophila, in which the mouse OPN4 replaced the native Rh1 photopigment of Drosophila R1-6 photoreceptors, resulting in deformed rhabdomeric structure...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119248/concentrations-of-vitamin-a-e-thyroid-and-testosterone-hormones-in-blood-plasma-and-tissues-from-emaciated-adult-male-arctic-foxes-vulpes-lagopus-dietary-exposed-to-persistent-organic-pollutants-pops
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Tonje W Rogstad, Christian Sonne, Gro D Villanger, Øystein Ahlstøm, Eva Fuglei, Derek C G Muir, Even Jørgensen, Bjørn Munro Jenssen
The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships and effects of oral POP exposure on retinol (vitamin A), α-tocopherol (vitamin E), thyroid hormones and testosterone in emaciated adult farmed Arctic foxes. Eight brother-pairs were exposed to either a diet containing naturally POP-contaminated minke whale blubber (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) (n=8), or a control diet containing pig (Sus scrofa) fat as the primary fat source (n=8) for 22 months. In the whale blubber containing feed the ∑POPs concentration was 802ng/g w...
January 21, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110790/induction-and-suppression-of-type-i-interferon-responses-by-mink-enteritis-virus-in-crfk-cells
#10
Xiaomei Zhang, Jigui Wang, Yaping Mao, Ji Xi, Yongle Yu, Weiquan Liu
Mink enteritis virus (MEV) is one of the most important viral pathogens causing serious disease in mink. Type I interferon (IFN) plays a critical role in antiviral innate immunity and, for successful infection, many viruses have evolved evasive strategies against it. Here, we show that MEV infection does not evoke IFN or interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs) responses in feline kidney (CRFK) cells, and that MEV suppresses IFN production in both poly I:C-stimulated and untreated cells. In CRFK cells pre-exposure to IFN, show that infection with, and replication of, MEV remain unaffected...
February 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096357/prion-replication-without-host-adaptation-during-interspecies-transmissions
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Jifeng Bian, Vadim Khaychuk, Rachel C Angers, Natalia Fernández-Borges, Enric Vidal, Crystal Meyerett-Reid, Sehun Kim, Carla L Calvi, Jason C Bartz, Edward A Hoover, Umberto Agrimi, Jürgen A Richt, Joaquín Castilla, Glenn C Telling
Adaptation of prions to new species is thought to reflect the capacity of the host-encoded cellular form of the prion protein (PrP(C)) to selectively propagate optimized prion conformations from larger ensembles generated in the species of origin. Here we describe an alternate replicative process, termed nonadaptive prion amplification (NAPA), in which dominant conformers bypass this requirement during particular interspecies transmissions. To model susceptibility of horses to prions, we produced transgenic (Tg) mice expressing cognate PrP(C) Although disease transmission to only a subset of infected TgEq indicated a significant barrier to EqPrP(C) conversion, the resulting horse prions unexpectedly failed to cause disease upon further passage to TgEq...
January 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093882/the-gastrointestinal-tract-of-farmed-mink-neovison-vison-maintains-a-diverse-mucosa-associated-microbiota-following-a-3-day-fasting-period
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Martin I Bahl, Anne S Hammer, Tove Clausen, Anabelle Jakobsen, Søren Skov, Lars Andresen
Although it is well documented that the gut microbiota plays an important role in health and disease in mammalian species, this area has been poorly studied among carnivorous animals, especially within the mustelidae family. The gastrointestinal tract of carnivores is characterized by its short length and fast transit time, as compared to omnivores and herbivores, which is due to the low level of inherent fermentation. Mink represents an example of this, which have a GI tract only four times the length of the body and a transit time of approximately 4-5 hr...
January 16, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086785/whole-genome-resequencing-reveals-diagnostic-markers-for-investigating-global-migration-and-hybridization-between-minke-whale-species
#13
Ketil Malde, Bjørghild B Seliussen, María Quintela, Geir Dahle, Francois Besnier, Hans J Skaug, Nils Øien, Hiroko K Solvang, Tore Haug, Rasmus Skern-Mauritzen, Naohisa Kanda, Luis A Pastene, Inge Jonassen, Kevin A Glover
BACKGROUND: In the marine environment, where there are few absolute physical barriers, contemporary contact between previously isolated species can occur across great distances, and in some cases, may be inter-oceanic. An example of this can be seen in the minke whale species complex. Antarctic minke whales are genetically and morphologically distinct from the common minke found in the north Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and the two species are estimated to have been isolated from each other for 5 million years or more...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061999/newcastle-disease-virus-from-domestic-mink-china-2014
#14
Panpan Zhao, Lingshuang Sun, Xiao Sun, Siwen Li, Wen Zhang, Laura A Pulscher, Hongliang Chai, Mingwei Xing
Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is a pathogen that most often infects poultry species. In investigating a 2014 outbreak of encephalitis and death among farmed mink (Mustela vison), we found pathological and later experimental evidence that NDV can infect and cause severe encephalitic and pneumonic disease in these animals. Our findings confirm the host range of NDV.
January 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060387/reversible-median-nerve-impairment-after-three-weeks-of-repetitive-work
#15
Sorosh Tabatabaeifar, Susanne Wulff Svendsen, Birger Johnsen, Gert-Åke Hansson, Anders Fuglsang-Frederiksen, Poul Frost
Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the development of impaired median nerve function in relation to hand-intensive seasonal work. We hypothesized that at end-season, median nerve conduction would be impaired and then recover within weeks. Methods Using nerve conduction studies (NCS), we examined median nerve conduction before, during, and after engaging in 22 days of mink skinning. For a subgroup, we used goniometry and surface electromyography to characterize occupational mechanical exposures...
January 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045202/raw-mechanically-separated-chicken-meat-and-salmon-protein-hydrolysate-as-protein-sources-in-extruded-dog-food-effect-on-protein-and-amino-acid-digestibility
#16
M T Tjernsbekk, A-H Tauson, O F Kraugerud, Ø Ahlstrøm
Protein quality was evaluated for mechanically separated chicken meat (MSC) and salmon protein hydrolysate (SPH), and for extruded dog foods where MSC or SPH partially replaced poultry meal (PM). Apparent total tract digestibility (ATTD) of crude protein (CP) and amino acids (AA) in the protein ingredients and extruded foods was determined with mink (Neovison vison). The extruded dog foods included a control diet with protein from PM and grain, and two diets where MSC or SPH provided 25% of the dietary CP. Nutrient composition of the protein ingredients varied, dry matter (DM) was 944...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043740/health-conditions-in-rural-areas-with-high-livestock-density-analysis-of-seven-consecutive-years
#17
Christel E van Dijk, Jan-Paul Zock, Christos Baliatsas, Lidwien A M Smit, Floor Borlée, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Dick Heederik, C Joris Yzermans
Previous studies investigating health conditions of individuals living near livestock farms generally assessed short time windows. We aimed to take time-specific differences into account and to compare the prevalence of various health conditions over seven consecutive years. The sample consisted of 156,690 individuals registered in 33 general practices in a (rural) area with a high livestock density and 101,015 patients from 23 practices in other (control) areas in the Netherlands. Prevalence of health conditions were assessed using 2007-2013 electronic health record (EHR) data...
March 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042126/b-cell-depletion-therapy-normalizes-circulating-follicular-th-cells-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
#18
Gwenny M Verstappen, Frans G M Kroese, Petra M Meiners, Odilia B Corneth, Minke G Huitema, Erlin A Haacke, Bert van der Vegt, Suzanne Arends, Arjan Vissink, Hendrika Bootsma, Wayel H Abdulahad
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of B cell depletion therapy on effector CD4+ T cell homeostasis and its relation to objective measures of disease activity in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). METHODS: Twenty-four patients with pSS treated with rituximab (RTX) and 24 healthy controls (HC) were included. Frequencies of circulating effector CD4+ T cell subsets were examined by flow cytometry at baseline and 16, 24, 36, and 48 weeks after the first RTX infusion...
January 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026027/the-contemporary-value-of-peak-creatine-kinase-mb-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-above-other-clinical-and-angiographic-characteristics-in-predicting-infarct-size-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-and-mortality
#19
Minke H T Hartman, Ruben N Eppinga, Pieter J J Vlaar, Chris P H Lexis, Erik Lipsic, Joost D E Haeck, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Iwan C C van der Horst, Pim van der Harst
BACKGROUND: Complex multimarker approaches to predict outcome after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have only considered a single baseline sample, while neglecting easily obtainable peak creatine kinase and creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) values during hospitalization. METHODS: We studied 476 patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for STEMI and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) at 4-6 months after STEMI. We determined the association with cardiac biomarkers (peak CK-MB, peak troponin T, N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide), clinical and angiographic characteristics with infarct size, and LVEF, followed by association with mortality in 1120 STEMI patients...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025841/regulation-of-diapause-in-carnivores
#20
J C Fenelon, P L Lefèvre, A Banerjee, B D Murphy
Embryonic diapause is an evolutionary strategy to ensure that offspring are born when maternal and environmental conditions are optimal for survival. In many species of carnivores, obligate embryonic diapause occurs in every gestation. In mustelids, the regulation of diapause and reactivation is influenced by photoperiod, which then acts to regulate the secretion of pituitary prolactin. Prolactin in turn regulates ovarian steroid function. Reciprocal embryo transplant studies indicate that this state of embryonic arrest is conferred by uterine conditions and is presumed to be due to a lack of specific factors necessary for continued development...
December 27, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
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