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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236360/low-risk-of-avian-influenza-a-h5n6-transmission-to-depopulation-workers-in-korea
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Sukhyun Ryu, Jun-Sik Lim, Benjamin J Cowling, Byung Chul Chun
An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N6) virus occurred between November 20, 2016 and March 1, 2017 in poultry farms, in the Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea. To identify the risk of transmission of H5N6 to depopulation workers, active and passive surveillance was conducted. Virological testing of respiratory swabs with real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction was performed for workers who reported respiratory symptoms. Among 4633 depopulation workers, 25 reported respiratory symptoms, but all tested negative for H5N6...
December 13, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236357/live-attenuated-influenza-virus-vaccine-reduces-virus-shedding-of-newborn-piglets-in-the-presence-of-maternal-antibody
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Marika Genzow, Christa Goodell, Troy J Kaiser, Wesley Johnson, Marc Eichmeyer
BACKGROUND: Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) causes an acute respiratory disease of swine which results in great economic losses in pig production. Major control strategies include the use of killed vaccines (KV) in breeding females to confer passive immunity to their offspring. A bivalent H1N1 and H3N2 NS1-truncated live attenuated IAV-S vaccine has recently become available, which showed promising results in young pigs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of an intranasal vaccination of newborn pigs with or without maternally derived antibodies (MDA) on virus shedding (via nasal swabs tested by virus isolation)...
December 13, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236286/corticosteroids-for-pneumonia
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REVIEW
Anat Stern, Keren Skalsky, Tomer Avni, Elena Carrara, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a common and potentially serious illness. Corticosteroids have been suggested for the treatment of different types of infection, however their role in the treatment of pneumonia remains unclear. This is an update of a review published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of corticosteroids in the treatment of pneumonia. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group's Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS on 3 March 2017, together with relevant conference proceedings and references of identified trials...
December 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236153/insufficient-vaccination-rates-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a%C3%A2-german-outpatient-clinic
#4
M Krasselt, C Baerwald, O Seifert
BACKGROUND: Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are at an increased risk of acquiring infections due to the disease itself and the immunosuppressive therapy. Furthermore, infections largely contribute to overall SLE mortality. Vaccinations against preventable diseases are therefore of particular importance for these patients. AIMS: To estimate vaccination frequencies among patients with SLE, we studied patients in a survey and calculated vaccination rates based on their vaccination documents...
December 13, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236038/adverse-effects-of-amoxicillin-for-acute-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-primary-care-secondary-and-subgroup-analysis-of-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Meera Tandan, Akke Vellinga, Robin Bruyndonckx, Paul Little, Theo Verheij, Chris C Butler, Herman Goossens, Samuel Coenen
A European placebo-controlled trial of antibiotic treatment for lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) conducted in 16 primary care practices networks recruited participants between November 2007 and April 2010, and found adverse events (AEs) occurred more often in patients prescribed amoxicillin compared to placebo. This secondary analysis explores the causal relationship and estimates specific AEs (diarrhoea, nausea, rash) due to amoxicillin treatment for LRTI, and if any subgroup is at increased risk of any or a specific AE...
December 13, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235984/deaths-leading-causes-for-2015
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Melonie Heron
Objectives-This report presents final 2015 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the United States by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. Leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death are also presented. This report supplements "Deaths: Final Data for 2015," the National Center for Health Statistics' annual report of final mortality statistics. Methods-Data in this report are based on information from all death certificates filed in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2015. Causes of death classified by the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) are ranked according to the number of deaths assigned to rankable causes...
November 2017: National Vital Statistics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235981/paenibacillus-limicola-sp-nov-isolated-from-tidal-flat-sediment
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Shamsun Nahar, Chang-Jun Cha
An aerobic, Gram-staining-variable, rod-shaped, endospore-forming and motile bacterial strain, designated CJ6T, was isolated from a tidal flat on Ganghwa Island, South Korea. The isolate was characterized based on a polyphasic taxonomy approach. Strain CJ6T grew optimally on R2A agar media at 30 °C and pH 7. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that strain CJ6T belonged to the genus Paenibacillus, displaying the highest sequence similarity to Paenibacillus vulneris CCUG 53270T (97...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235956/the-experience-of-korean-nurses-during-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-outbreak
#8
Sook-Bin Im, Steven L Baumann, Mina Ahn, Hyunok Kim, Bock-Hui Youn, MinKyoung Park, Ok-Ja Lee
The authors in this article explore the experiences of eight South Korean nurses during an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which took place in the fall of 2015. These nurses were mandated to remain in isolation in an intensive care unit (ICU) dedicated to the treatment of the patients with the MERS virus for 7 days. Parse's humanbecoming theory was used to frame the discussion. Three themes found in the nurse's stories are discussed: feeling hopeless and cut off, feeling shame and overworked, and feeling pride in fulfilling a duty...
January 2018: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235932/retrospective-study-of-the-presentation-diagnosis-and-management-of-16-cats-with-otitis-media-not-due-to-nasopharyngeal-polyp
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Nicola Swales, Aiden Foster, Natalie Barnard
Objectives The aim of this study was to analyse retrospectively cats diagnosed with otitis media (OM) not due to nasopharyngeal polyp, and to review the clinical outcome with surgical and medical management. Methods Patient records were searched for cats diagnosed with OM. The diagnosis of OM was based on the presence of clinical signs, including neurological signs, respiratory signs and signs of otitis externa, and on the basis of evidence of thickened or irregular bullae walls, or the presence of fluid within the tympanic cavity; in those that had diagnostic imaging...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235927/risk-factors-for-hospital-death-in-conditions-needing-palliative-care-nationwide-population-based-death-certificate-study
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Barbara Gomes, Maria João Pinheiro, Sílvia Lopes, Maja de Brito, Vera P Sarmento, Pedro Lopes Ferreira, Henrique Barros
BACKGROUND: Most people would prefer to die at home as opposed to hospital; therefore, understanding mortality patterns by place of death is essential for health resources allocation. AIM: We examined trends and risk factors for hospital death in conditions needing palliative care in a country without integrated palliative care. DESIGN: This is a death certificate study. We examined factors associated with hospital death using logistic regression...
November 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235284/-recent-research-progress-in-immunomodulatory-effects-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-asthma-treatment
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REVIEW
Fang-Fang Zhou, Zhao-Xia Xu, Aipire Adila, Jin-Yao Li
Asthma is a kind of chronic respiratory inflammation, commonly with breathlessness, chest tightness, coughing, recurrent episodes of wheezing and airflow obstruction, severely affecting human health. A variety of immunocytes are involved in this chronic disease. Chinese herbal medicine(CHM) has a long history in the treatment of asthma. A large number of studies have shown that CHM could ameliorate asthma symptoms through regulating cellular immune responses. This paper reviewed the studies of CHM on the regulation of immunocytes and their mechanisms in recent years, including the count of inflammatory cells, maturation of dendritic cells, balance of helper T cell subtypes, induction of regulatory T cells and intracellular signaling pathways...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235277/-targets-identification-and-mechanism-analysis-for-macrophage-activation-of-low-molecular-weight-saccharides-from-cistanche-deserticola-based-on-molecular-affinity-chromatography
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Li-Chao Wang, Dan Liu, Yong Jiang, Peng-Fei Tu, Ke-Wu Zeng
This study aims to investigate the targets and targets-involved mechanism for the macrophage activation of low molecular weight saccharides from Cistanche deserticola (LMSC). The phagocytic activity and NO release of RAW264.7 cells were detected, and results showed that LMSC exerts immune activation effect by significantly increasing the phagocytic activity and NO release. LMSC-conjugated epoxy-activated sepharose beads were prepared as affinity reagent to capture the target proteins. Twenty-four proteins such as Eef2 were identified by LC-MS/MS analysis...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235261/interferon-%C3%AE-2-and-interferon-%C3%AE-induce-the-degranulation-independent-production-of-vegf-a-and-il-1-receptor-antagonist-and-other-mediators-from-human-mast-cells
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Sharon A Oldford, Suzanne P Salsman, Liliana Portales-Cervantes, Raidan Alyazidi, Robert Anderson, Ian D Haidl, Jean S Marshall
BACKGROUND: Mast cells are resident immune effector cells, often studied in the context of allergic disease. Found in substantial numbers at sites of potential infection they are increased at sites of angiogenesis and can be pivotal for the sensing and clearance of a variety of pathogens. Interferons (IFNs) are cytokines that are critical for host defence against intracellular pathogens. Increased levels of IFNs are observed during viral infection and in autoimmune diseases. IFNs are also widely used therapeutically and have been examined in the therapy of severe asthma...
December 13, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235141/pseudomesotheliomatous-carcinoma-of-the-pleura-an-autopsy-case-of-metastasis-from-a-g-csf-producing-anaplastic-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas
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Yui Hattori, Kazuhiro Sentani, Takuya Hattori, Naohide Oue, Wataru Yasui
Pseudomesotheliomatous carcinoma is a malignant tumor that extends along the pleura mimicking malignant mesothelioma. An 81-year-old male patient presented to our hospital with epigastralgia, and abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a 36-mm tumor in the pancreatic tail. The laboratory data revealed a high leukocyte count (>44 000/μL). Chest CT showed left pleural thickening with pleural effusion. The cancer showed a poor response to chemotherapy, and the patient died of respiratory failure at 5 months after the onset of disease...
December 13, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235097/activation-of-astrocytic-par1-receptors-in-the-rat-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract-regulates-breathing-through-modulation-of-presynaptic-trpv1
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Rafiq Huda, Zheng Chang, Jeehaeh Do, Donald R McCrimmon, Marco Martina
Many of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying astrocytic modulation of synaptic function remain poorly understood. Recent studies show that G-protein coupled receptor-mediated astrocyte activation modulates synaptic transmission in the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS), a brainstem nucleus that regulates crucial physiological processes including cardiorespiratory activity. By using calcium imaging and patch clamp recordings in acute brain slices of wild-type and TRPV1-/- rats, we show that activation of proteinase-activated receptor 1 (PAR-1) in NTS astrocytes potentiates presynaptic glutamate release on NTS neurons...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235083/molluscan-hemocyanin-structure-evolution-and-physiology
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REVIEW
Sanae Kato, Takashi Matsui, Christos Gatsogiannis, Yoshikazu Tanaka
Most molluscs have blue blood because their respiratory molecule is hemocyanin, a type-3 copper-binding protein that turns blue upon oxygen binding. Molluscan hemocyanins are huge cylindrical multimeric glycoproteins that are found freely dissolved in the hemolymph. With molecular masses ranging from 3.3 to 13.5 MDa, molluscan hemocyanins are among the largest known proteins. They form decamers or multi-decamers of 330- to 550-kDa subunits comprising more than seven paralogous functional units. Based on the organization of functional domains, they assemble to form decamers, di-decamers, and tri-decamers...
December 12, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235020/do-gstm1-and-gstt1-polymorphisms-influence-the-risk-of-developing-mitochondrial-diseases-in-a-tunisian-population
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Raouia Ghorbel, Ghada Ben Salah, Rania Ghorbel, Afif Ben Mahmoud, Imen Chamkha, Emna Mkaouar-Rebai, Leila Ammar-Keskes, Faiza Fakhfakh
Mitochondria play an essential role to supply the cell with metabolic energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) through oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS). As a consequence, they are also the primary source of cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can cause oxidative damage of individual respiratory chain complexes. Indeed, affected OXPHOS subunits result in decreases in ATP production and increases in ROS formation which generate oxidative phosphorylation deficiency leading to mitochondrial dysfunctions...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234959/olfactory-cortex-and-olfactory-bulb-volume-alterations-in-patients-with-post-infectious-olfactory-loss
#18
Linyin Yao, Xiaoli Yi, Jayant Marian Pinto, Xiandao Yuan, Yichen Guo, Yifan Liu, Yongxiang Wei
Upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is one of the most common etiology of olfactory loss. Previous studies demonstrated that both olfactory bulb (OB) volume and sulcus (OS) depth decreased in patients with post-infectious olfactory loss (PIOL) compared to normal controls. The aim of our study was to observe alterations of central olfactory pathways in patients with PIOL. T1 weighted magnetic resonance images were acquired in 19 PIOL patients and 19 age- and sex-matched control subjects on a 3 T scanner...
December 13, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234943/enhanced-recovery-care-versus-traditional-care-after-laparoscopic-liver-resections-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Xiao Liang, Hanning Ying, Hongwei Wang, Hongxia Xu, Minjun Liu, Haiyan Zhou, Huiqing Ge, Wenbin Jiang, Lijun Feng, Hui Liu, Yingchun Zhang, Zhiying Mao, Jianhua Li, Bo Shen, Yuelong Liang, Xiujun Cai
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), with several evidence-based elements, has been shown to shorten length of hospital stay and reduce perioperative hospital costs in many operations. This randomized clinical trial was performed to compare complications and hospital stay of laparoscopic liver resection between ERAS and traditional care. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed for laparoscopic liver resection from August 2015 to August 2016...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234935/cardiac-and-respiratory-gated-volumetric-murine-ultrasound
#20
Arvin H Soepriatna, Frederick W Damen, Pavlos P Vlachos, Craig J Goergen
Current cardiovascular ultrasound mainly employs planar imaging techniques to assess function and physiology. These techniques rely on geometric assumptions, which are dependent on the imaging plane, susceptible to inter-observer variability, and may be inaccurate when studying complex diseases. Here, we developed a gated volumetric murine ultrasound technique to visualize cardiovascular motion with high spatiotemporal resolution and directly evaluate cardiovascular health. Cardiac and respiratory-gated cine loops, acquired at 1000 frames-per-second from sequential positions, were temporally registered to generate a four-dimensional (4D) dataset...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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