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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817610/an-overview-of-financial-sources-being-utilized-to-support-zika-virus-published-research
#1
Keisha Goodridge, Ludovic Reveiz, Vanessa Elias
BACKGROUND: Since its initial detection in Brazil in 2015, Zika Virus (ZIKV) has spread rapidly throughout most of the Caribbean and South, Central and North America. An upsurge in congenital syndrome associated with ZIKV and Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) has been associated with the increase in ZIKV. This amplification in numbers led to the need for funded research initiatives focusing on various countries globally and on specific experimental types. OBJECTIVES: To determine the financial institutions involved in the production of primary research into the ZIKV epidemic...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814237/statins-in-aortic-stenosis
#2
Karl Norrington, Emmanuel Androulakis, Evangelos Oikonomou, Georgia Vogiatzi, Dimitris Tousoulis
Calcific aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common form of valvular heart disease in Europe and North America. It is a progressive disease with a prolonged period of asymptomatic latency which eventually leads to critical left ventricular outflow tract obstruction necessitating surgical replacement of the valve. Statins are lipid-lowering drugs with a robust evidence base demonstrating clinical benefit in atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. There has therefore been significant interest in the potential benefit of statins in AS...
August 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809931/the-cost-of-entry-an-analysis-of-pharmaceutical-registration-fees-in-low-middle-and-high-income-countries
#3
Steven G Morgan, Brandon Yau, Murray M Lumpkin
BACKGROUND: Advances in pharmaceuticals offer improved health outcomes for a wide range of illnesses, yet medicines are often inaccessible for many patients worldwide. One potential barrier to making medicines available to all is the cost of product registration, the fees for regulatory review and licensing for the sale of medicines beyond the cost of clinical trials, if needed. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of pharmaceutical registration fees in low-, middle-, and high-income countries...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809631/-comparison-between-the-range-of-movement-canine-real-cervical-spine-and-numerical-simulation-computer-model-validation
#4
R Srnec, Z Horák, R Sedláček, M Sedlinská, M Krbec, A Nečas
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY In developing new or modifying the existing surgical treatment methods of spine conditions an integral part of ex vivo experiments is the assessment of mechanical, kinematic and dynamic properties of created constructions. The aim of the study is to create an appropriately validated numerical model of canine cervical spine in order to obtain a tool for basic research to be applied in cervical spine surgeries. For this purpose, canine is a suitable model due to the occurrence of similar cervical spine conditions in some breeds of dogs and in humans...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808795/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-continental-disparities
#5
Laith Maali, Sheema Khan, Fares Qeadan, Mahmoud Ismail, Davana Ramaswamy, Vishnumurthy S Hedna
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) usually accounts for < 1% of all strokes. Global disparity and diversity in their demographics, etiology, clinical features, radiological presentation, and mortality have not been previously explored. A systematic search was performed for publications in PubMed using key words "cerebral venous thrombosis," "Cerebral vein thrombosis," and "Cortical vein Thrombosis." A total of 600 relevant studies were abstracted with strict selection criteria, and a total of 7048 patient's data were used for the final analysis...
August 14, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805237/adult-spasticity-international-registry-study-methodology-and-baseline-patient-health-care-provider-and-caregiver-characteristics
#6
Gerard E Francisco, Daniel S Bandari, Ganesh Bavikatte, Wolfgang H Jost, Aubrey Manack Adams, Joan Largent, Alberto Esquenazi
OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to determine the utilization patterns and effectiveness of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®) for treatment of spasticity in clinical practice. DESIGN: An international, multicentre, prospective, observational study at selected sites in North America, Europe, and Asia. PATIENTS: Adult patients with newly diagnosed or established focal spasticity, including those who had previously received treatment with onabotulinum-toxin A...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805024/sign-language-in-dental-education-a-new-nexus
#7
T Jones, K Cumberbatch
FOCUS: The introduction of the landmark mandatory teaching of sign language to undergraduate dental students at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica, to bridge the communication gap between dentists and their patients is reviewed. LITERATURE REVIEW: A review of over 90 Doctor of Dental Surgery and Doctor of Dental Medicine curricula in North America, the United Kingdom, parts of Europe and Australia showed no inclusion of sign language in those curricula as a mandatory component...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803446/urinary-tract-infections-due-to-esbl-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-renal-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Michail Alevizakos, Dimitrios Nasioudis, Eleftherios Mylonakis
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common infectious complications among renal transplant recipients (RTR). UTIs caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) have been associated with inferior clinical outcomes and increased financial burden. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis by searching through the PubMed and EMBASE databases (to May 20, 2016) and identifying studies that reported data on the number of RTR who developed an ESBL-PE UTI...
August 13, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798906/cerebral-sinovenous-thrombosis
#9
REVIEW
Rebecca Ichord
Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) is a rare but serious cerebrovascular disorder affecting children from the newborn period through childhood and adolescence. The incidence is estimated at 0.6/100,000/year, with 30-50% occurring in newborns. Causes are diverse and are highly age dependent. Acute systemic illness is the dominant risk factor among newborns. In childhood CSVT, acute infections of the head and neck such as mastoiditis are most common, followed by chronic underlying diseases such as nephrotic syndrome, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798293/cross-species-transmission-potential-between-wild-pigs-livestock-poultry-wildlife-and-humans-implications-for-disease-risk-management-in-north-america
#10
Ryan S Miller, Steven J Sweeney, Chris Slootmaker, Daniel A Grear, Paul A Di Salvo, Deborah Kiser, Stephanie A Shwiff
Cross-species disease transmission between wildlife, domestic animals and humans is an increasing threat to public and veterinary health. Wild pigs are increasingly a potential veterinary and public health threat. Here we investigate 84 pathogens and the host species most at risk for transmission with wild pigs using a network approach. We assess the risk to agricultural and human health by evaluating the status of these pathogens and the co-occurrence of wild pigs, agriculture and humans. We identified 34 (87%) OIE listed swine pathogens that cause clinical disease in livestock, poultry, wildlife, and humans...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796856/detection-of-potentially-severe-retinopathy-of-prematurity-by-remote-image-grading
#11
Graham E Quinn, Gui-Shuang Ying, Wei Pan, Agnieshka Baumritter, Ebenezer Daniel
Importance: Telemedicine in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) has the potential for delivering timely care to premature infants at risk for serious ROP. Objective: To describe the characteristics of eyes at risk for ROP to provide insights into what types of ROP are most easily detected early by image grading. Design, Setting, and Participants: Secondary analysis of eyes with referral-warranted (RW) ROP (stage 3 ROP, zone I ROP, plus disease) on diagnostic examination from the Telemedicine Approaches to Evaluating Acute-Phase Retinopathy of Prematurity (e-ROP) study was conducted from May 1, 2011, to October 31, 2013, in 1257 premature infants with birth weights less than 1251 g in 13 neonatal units in North America...
August 10, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793370/prevalence-of-tdp-43-proteinopathy-in-cognitively-normal-older-adults-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Camila Nascimento, Ana Tereza Di Lorenzo Alho, Caroline Bazan Conceição Amaral, Renata Elane Paraizo Leite, Ricardo Nitrini, Wilson Jacob-Filho, Carlos Augusto Pasqualucci, Suvi Rosa Kastehelmi Hokkanen, Sally Hunter, Hannah Keage, Gabor G Kovacs, Lea Tenenholz Grinberg, Claudia Kimie Suemoto
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis on the prevalence of TDP-43 proteinopathy in cognitively normal older adults. METHODS: We systematically reviewed and performed a meta-analysis on the prevalence of TDP-43 proteinopathy in older adults with normal cognition, evaluated by the Mini-Mental State Examination or the Clinical Dementia Rating. We estimated the overall prevalence of TDP-43 using random-effect models, and stratified by age, sex, sample size, study quality, antibody used to assess TDP-43 aggregates, analyzed brain regions, Braak stage, CERAD score, hippocampal sclerosis, and geographic location...
August 9, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777286/electronic-medical-record-use-and-satisfaction-among-pediatric-orthopaedic-surgeons
#13
Lawson A Copley, Chester H Sharps, Joseph A Gerardi, Sumit K Gupta, Kelly L Vanderhaave, John F Lovejoy, John P Lubicky, Stephen A Albanese, Chanhee Jo
INTRODUCTION: Electronic medical record (EMR) use among pediatric orthopaedic surgeons has evolved substantially within the past decade. In response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, large hospitals and tertiary pediatric medical centers rapidly acquired and implemented EMRs with uncertainty as to the potential impact on patient care and operational efficiency of subspecialists. This study reviews the background and regulatory framework for Meaningful Use of EMR and assesses the current landscape of EMR utilization by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768558/chlamydia-gallinacea-a-widespread-emerging-chlamydia-agent-with-zoonotic-potential-in-backyard-poultry
#14
L Li, M Luther, K Macklin, D Pugh, J Li, J Zhang, J Roberts, B Kaltenboeck, C Wang
Chlamydia gallinacea, a new chlamydial agent, has been reported in four European countries as well as Argentina and China. Experimentally infected chickens with C. gallinacea in previous study showed no clinical signs but had significantly reduced gains in body weight (6·5-11·4%). Slaughterhouse workers exposed to infected chickens have developed atypical pneumonia, indicating C. gallinacea is likely a zoonotic agent. In this study, FRET-PCR confirmed that C. gallinacea was present in 12·4% (66/531) of oral-pharyngeal samples from Alabama backyard poultry...
August 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767806/extracranial-carotid-stenosis-evidence-based-review
#15
Carolina Dutra Queiroz Flumignan, Ronald Luiz Gomes Flumignan, Túlio Pinho Navarro
Extracranial cerebrovascular disease is one of the most important causes of death and disability worldwide and its treatment is based on clinical and surgical strategies, the latter being performed by conventional or endovascular techniques. The management of stenosis of the carotid bifurcation is mainly aimed at preventing stroke and has been the subject of extensive investigation. The role of clinical treatment has been re-emphasized, but carotid endarterectomy remains the first-line treatment for symptomatic patients with 50% to 99% stenosis and for asymptomatic patients with 60% to 99% stenosis...
May 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765255/malignancy-in-pediatric-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#16
Sasha Bernatsky, Ann E Clarke, Omid Zahedi Niaki, Jeremy Labrecque, Laura E Schanberg, Earl D Silverman, Kristen Hayward, Lisa Imundo, Hermine I Brunner, Kathleen A Haines, Randy Q Cron, Kiem Oen, Linda Wagner-Weiner, Alan M Rosenberg, Kathleen M O'Neil, Ciarán M Duffy, Emily von Scheven, Lawrence Joseph, Jennifer L Lee, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman
OBJECTIVE: To determine cancer incidence in a large pediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) population. METHODS: Data were examined from 12 pediatric SLE registries in North America. Patients were linked to their regional cancer registries to detect cancers observed after cohort entry, defined as date first seen in the clinic. The expected number of malignancies was obtained by multiplying the person-years in the cohort (defined from cohort entry to end of followup) by the geographically matched age-, sex-, and calendar year-specific cancer rates...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763554/does-this-child-have-pneumonia-the-rational-clinical-examination-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sonal N Shah, Richard G Bachur, David L Simel, Mark I Neuman
Importance: Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. It is important to identify the clinical symptoms and physical examination findings associated with pneumonia to improve timely diagnosis, prevent significant morbidity, and limit antibiotic overuse. Objective: To systematically review the accuracy of symptoms and physical examination findings in identifying children with radiographic pneumonia. Data Sources and Study Selection: MEDLINE and Embase (1956 to May 2017) were searched, along with reference lists from retrieved articles, to identify diagnostic studies of pediatric pneumonia across a broad age range that had to include children younger than age 5 years (although some studies enrolled children up to age 19 years); 3644 unique articles were identified, of which 23 met inclusion criteria...
August 1, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760477/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital%C3%A2-heart-surgery-database-2017-update-on-research
#18
Marshall L Jacobs, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Kevin D Hill, Christoph Hornik, Sean M O'Brien, Sara K Pasquali, David Vener, S Ram Kumar, Robert H Habib, David M Shahian, Fred H Edwards, Felix G Fernandez
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database (STS CHSD) is the largest congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical clinical data registry in the world. It contains data pertaining to more than 435,000 total operations. The most recent biannual feedback report to participants (Spring 2017, Report of the Twenty-Sixth Harvest) included analysis of data submitted from 127 hospitals in North America. That represents nearly all centers performing pediatric and congenital heart operations in the United States and Canada...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760153/an-overview-of-forensic-drug-testing-methods-and-their-suitability-for-harm-reduction-point-of-care-services
#19
REVIEW
Lane Harper, Jeff Powell, Em M Pijl
Given the current opioid crisis around the world, harm reduction agencies are seeking to help people who use drugs to do so more safely. Many harm reduction agencies are exploring techniques to test illicit drugs to identify and, where possible, quantify their constituents allowing their users to make informed decisions. While these technologies have been used for years in Europe (Nightlife Empowerment & Well-being Implementation Project, Drug Checking Service: Good Practice Standards; Trans European Drugs Information (TEDI) Workgroup, Factsheet on Drug Checking in Europe, 2011; European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, An Inventory of On-site Pill-Testing Interventions in the EU: Fact Files, 2001), they are only now starting to be utilized in this context in North America...
July 31, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755782/romosozumab-sclerostin-monoclonal-antibody-versus-teriparatide-in-postmenopausal-women-with-osteoporosis-transitioning-from-oral-bisphosphonate-therapy-a-randomised-open-label-phase-3-trial
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Bente L Langdahl, Cesar Libanati, Daria B Crittenden, Michael A Bolognese, Jacques P Brown, Nadia S Daizadeh, Eva Dokoupilova, Klaus Engelke, Joel S Finkelstein, Harry K Genant, Stefan Goemaere, Lars Hyldstrup, Esteban Jodar-Gimeno, Tony M Keaveny, David Kendler, Peter Lakatos, Judy Maddox, Jorge Malouf, Fabio E Massari, Jose Fernando Molina, Maria Rosa Ulla, Andreas Grauer
BACKGROUND: Previous bisphosphonate treatment attenuates the bone-forming effect of teriparatide. We compared the effects of 12 months of romosozumab (AMG 785), a sclerostin monoclonal antibody, versus teriparatide on bone mineral density (BMD) in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis transitioning from bisphosphonate therapy. METHODS: This randomised, phase 3, open-label, active-controlled study was done at 46 sites in North America, Latin America, and Europe...
July 26, 2017: Lancet
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