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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072493/patterns-of-infections-aetiological-agents-and-antimicrobial-resistance-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-northern-tanzania
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Happiness Houka Kumburu, Tolbert Sonda, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Michael Alifrangis, Ole Lund, Gibson Kibiki, Frank M Aarestrup
OBJECTIVE: To determine the causative agents of infections and their antimicrobial susceptibility at a tertiary care hospital in Moshi, Tanzania, to guide optimal treatment. METHODS: A total of 590 specimens (stool (56), sputum (122), blood (126) and wound swabs (286)) were collected from 575 patients admitted in the medical and surgical departments. The bacterial species were determined by conventional methods and disk diffusion was used to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of the bacteria isolates...
January 10, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064562/new-interpretive-criteria-for-danofloxacin-antibacterial-susceptibility-testing-against-mannheimia-haemolytica-and-pasteurella-multocida-associated-with-bovine-respiratory-disease
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Michael T Sweeney, Mark G Papich, Jeffrey L Watts
Danofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent approved for use in veterinary medicine to treat and control bovine respiratory disease caused by Mannheimia haemolytica or Pasteurella multocida. Susceptible minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) breakpoint (≤0.25 µg/mL) and disk diffusion interpretive criteria (≥22 mm) values for danofloxacin against M. haemolytica and P. multocida were first approved by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) in 2003. However, intermediate and resistant breakpoint values were not established because only susceptible wild-type populations were evident at the time of breakpoint approvals...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059946/comparative-study-of-the-difference-of-perioperative-complication-and-radiologic-results-mis-dlif-minimally-invasive-direct-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-mis-olif-minimally-invasive-oblique-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Jie Jin, Kyeong-Sik Ryu, Jung-Woo Hur, Ji-Hoon Seong, Jin-Sung Kim, Hyun-Jin Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observatory analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of perioperative complication, difference of cage location, and sagittal alignment between minimally invasive oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-OLIF) and MIS-direct lateral lumbar interbody fusion (DLIF) in the cases of single-level surgery at L4-L5. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MIS-DLIF using tubular retractor has been used for the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases; however, blunt transpsoas dissection poses a risk of injury to the lumbar plexus...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045017/protective-effects-of-intercalated-disk-protein-afadin-on-chronic-pressure-overload-induced-myocardial-damage
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Dimitar P Zankov, Akio Shimizu, Miki Tanaka-Okamoto, Jun Miyoshi, Hisakazu Ogita
Adhesive intercellular connections at cardiomyocyte intercalated disks (IDs) support contractile force and maintain structural integrity of the heart muscle. Disturbances of the proteins at IDs deteriorate cardiac function and morphology. An adaptor protein afadin, one of the components of adherens junctions, is expressed ubiquitously including IDs. At present, the precise role of afadin in cardiac physiology or disease is unknown. To explore this, we generated conditional knockout (cKO) mice with cardiomyocyte-targeted deletion of afadin...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039377/detection-of-serotype-distribution-and-drug-resistance-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolated-from-pediatric-patients
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Junrong Wang, Fenqin Liu, Peiran Ao, Xianneng Li, Haixiao Zheng, Di Wu, Nina Zhang, Junping Yu, Junhui Yuan, Xiuying Wu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the serotype distribution and drug resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from pediatric patients in a Chinese hospital. METHODS: From October 2011 to May 2014, we collected 284 isolates (including 217 noninvasive and 67 invasive strains). We tested the antimicrobial susceptibility of these specimens using the Epsilomer test and disk diffusion method, and the expression of macrolide resistant genes ermB and mefA by polymerase chain reaction...
December 29, 2016: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025450/application-of-fiber-tractography-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-to-evaluate-spinal-cord-diseases-in-dogs
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Yuko Konishi, Hiroyuki Satoh, Yasuyoshi Kuroiwa, Mizuki Kusaka, Atsushi Yamashita, Yujiro Asada, Taketoshi Asanuma
Fiber tractography is a technique capable of depicting the three-dimensional structure and connectivity of nerve fibers using serial magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). To establish fiber tractography and DTI methods in veterinary clinical medicine, we evaluated fiber tractography and DTI parameters: apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values and fractional anisotropy (FA) values, in various spinal cord diseases. Spinal cord DTI was examined in 28 dogs with spinal cord diseases. The ADC and FA values were measured at lesion sites and cranial normal sites on spinal cords, and both values of lesion sites were compared with normal sites...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005616/five-year-reoperation-rates-of-2-level-lumbar-total-disk-replacement-versus-fusion-results-of-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kris Radcliff, Jeffrey Spivak, Bruce Darden, Michael Janssen, Thierry Bernard, Jack Zigler
STUDY DESIGN: Long-term analysis of prospective randomized clinical trial data. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar total disk replacement (TDR) has been found to have equivalent or superior clinical outcomes compared with fusion and decreased radiographic incidence of adjacent level degeneration in single-level cases. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this particular analysis was to determine the incidence and risk factors for secondary surgery in patients treated with TDR or circumferential fusion at 2 contiguous levels of the lumbar spine...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002286/macular-microcysts-in-schwartz-matsuo-syndrome
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Xuejing Chen, Grace M Richter, Joseph Caprioli, Tara A McCannel
PURPOSE: To describe a case of macular microcysts associated with advanced secondary glaucoma from Schwartz-Matsuo syndrome. METHODS: Clinical presentation, color fundus photography, optic disk photography, visual fields, and optical coherence tomography are presented. RESULTS: A 32-year-old woman presented with advanced, unilateral secondary glaucoma associated with a macula-on rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. She was diagnosed with Schwartz-Matsuo syndrome...
December 20, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999477/detection-ribotyping-and-antimicrobial-resistance-properties-of-clostridium-difficile-strains-isolated-from-the-cases-of-diarrhea
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Samaneh Kouzegaran, Mahmood Ganjifard, Amir Saber Tanha
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile is the most prevalent cause of antibiotic-associated infectious diarrhea al-around the world. Prevalence of virulent and resistant strains of Clostridium difficile is increasing now a day. The present investigation was carried out to study the prevalence, ribotyping and antibiotic resistance pattern of C. difficile isolated from diarrheic and non-diarrheic pediatrics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four-hundred stool specimens were collected from the diarrheic and non-diarrheic pediatrics hospitalized due to the diseases other than diarrhea...
October 2016: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994787/long-term-outcomes-of-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-using-stand-alone-ray-threaded-cage-for-degenerative-disk-disease-a-20-year-follow-up
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Saleh S Baeesa, Belen G Medrano, David C Noriega
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To analyze outcomes of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) stand-alone cages. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: PLIF for degenerative disk disease using stand-alone cages has lost its popularity owing to implant-related complications and pseudoarthrosis. METHODS: We analyzed the records of 45 patients (18 women, 27 men), operated between January 1994 and December 1996, with a mean follow-up of 18 years 3 months (20 years 3 months-22 years 3 months)...
December 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955635/molecular-characterization-and-evaluation-of-the-emerging-antibiotic-resistant-streptococcus-pyogenes-from-eastern-india
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Dipanwita Ray, Somnath Saha, Sukanta Sinha, Nishith Kumar Pal, Basudev Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: Group A Streptococcus strains causing wide variety of diseases, recently became noticeable in eastern India, are not amenable to standard treatment protocol thus enhancing the possibility of disease morbidity by becoming antibiotic resistance. METHODS: The association of Lancefield group A Streptococcal variation with degree of vir architectural diversity was evaluated using emm typing and restriction fragment length polymorphism analyses. The antibiotic sensitivity patterns were examined by modified Kirby-Bauer method of disk diffusion...
December 12, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942133/effect-of-spinal-decompression-on-the-lumbar-muscle-activity-and-disk-height-in-patients-with-herniated-intervertebral-disk
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Jeong-Il Kang, Dae-Keun Jeong, Hyun Choi
[Purpose] This study was conducted to clarify the difference in therapeutic effects between traction and decompression therapies, and their clinical therapeutic significance. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 31 patients aged 35 to 50 years who had unilateral or bilateral lumbar and radicular leg pain. An intervention program was implemented in 31 patients with lumbar herniated intervertebral disks. For the experimental group, 15 subjects were randomly selected to receive decompression therapy and trunk stabilization exercise...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939747/maximum-pain-on-visual-analog-scales-in-spinal-disorders
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Caleb J Behrend, Etienne M Schönbach, Alexander R Vaccaro, Ellen Coyne, Mark L Prasarn, Glenn R Rechtine
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Determining pain intensity is largely dependent on the patient's report. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that patients initially reporting a pain score of 10 out of 10 on the visual analog scale (VAS) would experience symptom improvement to a degree similar to patients reporting milder pain. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective chart review. PATIENT SAMPLE: A total of 6,779 patients seeking care for spinal disorders were included in the study...
December 6, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936054/high-prevalence-of-faecal-carriage-of-esbl-producing-enterobacteriaceae-among-children-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
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Marit G Tellevik, Bjørn Blomberg, Øyvind Kommedal, Samuel Y Maselle, Nina Langeland, Sabrina J Moyo
BACKGROUND: Faecal carriage of ESBL-producing bacteria is a potential risk for transmission and infection. Little is known about faecal carriage of antibiotic resistance in Tanzania. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of faecal carriage of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae and to identify risk factors for carriage among young children in Tanzania. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: From August 2010 to July 2011, children below 2 years of age were recruited in Dar es Salaam, including healthy community children (n = 250) and children hospitalized due to diarrhoea (n = 250) or other diseases (n = 103)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933300/head-tilting-elicited-by-head-turning-in-three-dogs-with-hypoplastic-cerebellar-nodulus-and-ventral-uvula
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Shinji Tamura, Yuya Nakamoto, Takashi Uemura, Yumiko Tamura
The nodulus and ventral uvula (NU) of the cerebellum play a major role in vestibular function in humans and experimental animals; however, there is almost no information about NU function in the veterinary clinical literature. In this report, we describe three canine cases diagnosed with presumptive NU hypoplasia. Of them, one adult dog presented with cervical intervertebral disk disease, and two juvenile dogs presented with signs of central vestibular disease. Interestingly, an unusual and possibly overlooked neurological sign that we called "positioning head tilt" was observed in these dogs...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928519/antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-minimal-inhibitory-concentration-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-septic-ocular-surface-disease-in-different-animal-species
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L Leigue, F Montiani-Ferreira, B A Moore
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antibiotic susceptibility profile of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from different animal species with septic ocular surface disease. Sixteen strains of P. aeruginosa were isolated from different species of animals (dog, cat, horse, penguin and brown bear) with ocular surface diseases such as conjunctivitis, keratocojnuctivits sicca and ulcerative keratitis. These isolates were tested against 11 different antimicrobials agents using the Kirby-Bauer disk-diffusion method...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919005/tracking-listeria-monocytogenes-contamination-and-virulence-associated-characteristics-in-the-ready-to-eat-meat-based-food-products-industry-according-to-the-hygiene-level
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A R Henriques, L T Gama, M J Fraqueza
Listeria monocytogenes isolates collected from final products and food contact surfaces of 10 ready-to-eat meat-based food products (RTEMP) producing industries were analyzed to relate their virulence-associated characteristics and genetic profiles with the hygiene assessment of those industries. Together with sample collection, an audit was performed to evaluate the implemented food safety management system and to investigate the specific audit requisites more associated to the occurrence of those L. monocytogenes serogroups frequently related with human disease...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918900/differential-gene-expression-in-the-condylar-cartilage-of-growing-rabbits-with-temporomandibular-joint-anterior-disk-displacement-a-transcriptomic-study
#18
Shuhua Wang, Liquan Deng, Ye Li, Huiling Wu, Zhiyuan Gu
Internal derangement (ID) in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) comprises a group of clinical problems with relatively high prevalence. However, the temporal changes in gene expression of condylar cartilage during continuous ID remain unclear. The aim of the current study is to investigate by microarray analysis, the differentially-expressed gene pattern in condylar cartilage of rabbits with ID from one to eight weeks of ID progression. Histological results (hematoxylin and eosin staining) indicated that abnormal collagen fiber arrangements, fragmentation of fibrils, and inflammatory cell-infiltration were detected from one to four weeks in joint disc specimens, while newly formed vessels, mucoid degeneration, meniscal tears, and the presence of osteoclasts and osteoblasts were observed at later time points...
February 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914975/techniques-for-chronic-monitoring-of-brain-activity-in-freely-moving-sheep-using-wireless-longitudinal-eeg-recording
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N Perentos, A U Nicol, A Q Martins, J E Stewart, P Taylor, A J Morton
BACKGROUND: Large mammals with complex central nervous systems offer new possibilities for translational research into basic brain function. Techniques for monitoring brain activity in large mammals, however, are not as well developed as they are in rodents. NEW METHOD: We have developed a method for chronic monitoring of electroencephalographic (EEG) activity in unrestrained sheep. We describe the methods for behavioural training prior to implantation, surgical procedures for implantation, a protocol for reliable anaesthesia and recovery, methods for EEG data collection, as well as data pertaining to suitability and longevity of different types of electrodes...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904835/a-novel-dominant-d109a-cryab-mutation-in-a-family-with-myofibrillar-myopathy-affects-%C3%AE-b-crystallin-structure
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Jakub P Fichna, Anna Potulska-Chromik, Przemysław Miszta, Maria Jolanta Redowicz, Anna M Kaminska, Cezary Zekanowski, Sławomir Filipek
Myofibrillar myopathy (MFM) is a group of inherited muscular disorders characterized by myofibrils dissolution and abnormal accumulation of degradation products. So far causative mutations have been identified in nine genes encoding Z-disk proteins, including αB-crystallin (CRYAB), a small heat shock protein (also called HSPB5). Here, we report a case study of a 63-year-old Polish female with a progressive lower limb weakness and muscle biopsy suggesting a myofibrillar myopathy, and extra-muscular multisystemic involvement, including cataract and cardiomiopathy...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
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