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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445657/aquatic-bird-bornavirus-associated-disease-in-free-living-canada-geese-branta-canadensis-in-the-northeastern-united-states
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Maureen Murray, Jianhua Guo, Ian Tizard, Samuel Jennings, H L Shivaprasad, Susan Payne, Julie C Ellis, Arnaud J Van Wettere, Kathleen M O'Brien
During the winter of 2013-14, 22 Canada geese ( Branta canadensis ) were admitted to the Wildlife Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University with nonspecific neurologic abnormalities and emaciation. Five of these geese, along with three geese that were submitted dead, were evaluated via histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) for bornaviruses. Histopathologically, six of the eight birds had lymphoplasmacytic encephalitis. One bird, which also had encephalitis, had a dilated esophagus...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426344/primary-pediatric-breast-lesions-comparing-the-prevalence-of-malignancies-in-the-middle-east-with-north-america-review-of-1031-cases
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Justine S Broecker, Nasim Khoshnam, Laura Thompson, Shady Anis, Nora Kamal, Scott Gillespie, Diana Kantarovich, Diana Metry, Mary Pate Mills, Rachel Drummey, Brianna Williams, Bahig M Shehata
Benign breast masses are uncommon but are becoming more recognized among the pediatric population. Malignant breast lesions are very rare. The aim of our study was to review and compare the demographics, clinical presentation, treatment, and outcomes of breast lesions, including primary malignancies, and to discuss theories that may explain why there is an increased rate of breast cancers diagnosed at a younger age in the Egyptian population. A total of 1031 cases were reviewed. Comparisons were made between the Egyptian (n = 846) and US (n = 185) cohorts...
April 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425901/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-for-the-adverse-effects-immunogenicity-and-efficacy-of-lyme-disease-vaccines-guiding-novel-vaccine-development
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Alaa Badawi, Maria Shering, Shusmita Rahman, L Robbin Lindsay
BACKGROUND: Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most prevalent arthropod-borne infectious disease in North America. Currently, no vaccine is available to prevent LB in humans, although monovalent and multivalent vaccines have been developed in the past. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate and compare the findings from these two classes of vaccines for their reactogenicity, immunogenicity and efficacy, in the hope this may assist in the development of future vaccines...
April 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424093/a-survey-of-national-and-multi-national-registries-and-cohort-studies-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-challenges-and-opportunities
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Timothy Beukelman, Janneke Anink, Lillemor Berntson, Ciaran Duffy, Justine A Ellis, Mia Glerup, Jaime Guzman, Gerd Horneff, Lianne Kearsley-Fleet, Ariane Klein, Jens Klotsche, Bo Magnusson, Kirsten Minden, Jane E Munro, Martina Niewerth, Ellen Nordal, Nicolino Ruperto, Maria Jose Santos, Laura E Schanberg, Wendy Thomson, Lisette van Suijlekom-Smit, Nico Wulffraat, Kimme Hyrich
BACKGROUND: To characterize the existing national and multi-national registries and cohort studies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and identify differences as well as areas of potential future collaboration. METHODS: We surveyed investigators from North America, Europe, and Australia about existing JIA cohort studies and registries. We excluded cross-sectional studies. We captured information about study design, duration, location, inclusion criteria, data elements and collection methods...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423455/simulation-and-curriculum-design-a-global-survey-in-dental-education
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S Perry, M F Burrow, W K Leung, S M Bridges
BACKGROUND: Curriculum reforms are being driven by globalisation and international standardisation. Although new information technologies such as dental haptic virtual reality (VR) simulation systems have provided potential new possibilities for clinical learning in dental curricula, infusion into curricula requires careful planning. METHODS: This study aimed to identify current patterns in the role and integration of simulation in dental degree curricula internationally...
April 19, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421456/filling-the-void-a-review-of-intragastric-balloons-for-obesity
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Patrick Laing, Tuan Pham, Linda Jo Taylor, John Fang
Endoscopic bariatric therapies are predicted to become much more widely used in North America for obese patients who are not candidates for bariatric surgery. Of all the endoscopic bariatric therapies, intragastric balloons (IGBs) have the greatest amount of clinical experience and published data supporting their use. Three IGBs are FDA approved and are now commercially available in the USA (Orbera, ReShape Duo, and Obalon) with others likely soon to follow. They are generally indicated for patients whose BMI ranges from 30 to 40 mg/kg(2) and who have failed to lose weight with diet and exercise...
April 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421162/r-ideal-a-framework-for-systematic-clinical-evaluation-of-technical-innovations-in-radiation-oncology
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Helena M Verkooijen, Linda G W Kerkmeijer, Clifton D Fuller, Robbert Huddart, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Marcel Verheij, Stella Mook, Arjun Sahgal, Emma Hall, Chris Schultz
The pace of innovation in radiation oncology is high and the window of opportunity for evaluation narrow. Financial incentives, industry pressure, and patients' demand for high-tech treatments have led to widespread implementation of innovations before, or even without, robust evidence of improved outcomes has been generated. The standard phase I-IV framework for drug evaluation is not the most efficient and desirable framework for assessment of technological innovations. In order to provide a standard assessment methodology for clinical evaluation of innovations in radiotherapy, we adapted the surgical IDEAL framework to fit the radiation oncology setting...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420095/parenteral-nutrition-and-lipids
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Maitreyi Raman, Abdulelah Almutairdi, Leanne Mulesa, Cathy Alberda, Colleen Beattie, Leah Gramlich
Lipids have multiple physiological roles that are biologically vital. Soybean oil lipid emulsions have been the mainstay of parenteral nutrition lipid formulations for decades in North America. Utilizing intravenous lipid emulsions in parenteral nutrition has minimized the dependence on dextrose as a major source of nonprotein calories and prevents the clinical consequences of essential fatty acid deficiency. Emerging literature has indicated that there are benefits to utilizing alternative lipids such as olive/soy-based formulations, and combination lipids such as soy/MCT/olive/fish oil, compared with soybean based lipids, as they have less inflammatory properties, are immune modulating, have higher antioxidant content, decrease risk of cholestasis, and improve clinical outcomes in certain subgroups of patients...
April 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417301/overview-of-coronary-heart-disease-risk-initiatives-in-south-asia
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Ankur Kalra, Deepak L Bhatt, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Kunal Suri, Sundeep Mishra, Romaina Iqbal, Salim S Virani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is now the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Industrialization and economic growth have led to an unprecedented increment in the burden of CVD and their risk factors in less industrialized regions of the world. While there are abundant data on CVD and their risk factors from longitudinal cohort studies done in the West, good-quality data from South Asia are lacking. RECENT FINDINGS: Several multi-institutional, observational, prospective registries, and epidemiologic cohorts in South Asia have been established to systematically evaluate the burden of CVD and their risk factors...
June 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413977/new-suggestions-in-sublingual-immunotherapy-for-house-dust-mite-related-allergic-diseases
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Matteo Ferrando, Diego Bagnasco, Giovanni Passa-Lacqua, Francesca Puggioni, Gilda Varricchi, Giorgio Walter Canonica
BACKGROUND: The indications for Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) in patients suffering from House Dust Mite (HDM)-related allergic diseases are presently based on incomplete data. This is essentially based on the fact that HDM allergy is difficult to evaluate in clinical trials, due to the largely variable allergen exposure and symptoms, and to the long periods of observation needed to assess the effects. In addition, at variance with pollen allergy, in HDM allergy asthma is more prevalent...
April 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412916/cannabis-epidemiological-neurobiological-and-psychopathological-issues-an-update
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Maria Antonietta De Luca, Gaetano Di Chiara, Cristina Cadoni, Daniele Lecca, Laura Orsolini, Duccio Papanti, John Corkery, Fabrizio Schifano
Cannabis is the illicit drug with both the largest current levels of consumption and the highest lifetime prevalence in the world. Across different countries, the prevalence of cannabis use varies according to the individual income, with the highest use reported in North America, Australia and Europe. Despite its 'soft drug' reputation, cannabis misuse may be associated with several acute and chronic adverse effects. The present article aims at reviewing several papers on epidemiological, neurobiological and psychopathological aspects of the use of cannabis...
April 13, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411932/arthropod-envenomation-in-north-america
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Timothy B Erickson, Navneet Cheema
Arthropods (phylum Arthopoda) account for a higher percentage of morbidity and mortality to humans than do mammalian bites, snake bites, or marine envenomation. They are ubiquitous in domestic dwellings, caves, and campsites and in wilderness settings such as deserts, forests, and lakes. Although arthropods are most intrusive during warmer months, many are active throughout the winter, particularly indoors. Arthropods are also nocturnal and often bite unsuspecting victims while they are sleeping. Encounters with humans are generally defensive, accidental, or reactive...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411872/induction-therapy-with-the-selective-interleukin-23-inhibitor-risankizumab-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-crohn-s-disease-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-study
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Brian G Feagan, William J Sandborn, Geert D'Haens, Julián Panés, Arthur Kaser, Marc Ferrante, Edouard Louis, Denis Franchimont, Olivier Dewit, Ursula Seidler, Kyung-Jo Kim, Markus F Neurath, Stefan Schreiber, Paul Scholl, Chandrasena Pamulapati, Bojan Lalovic, Sudha Visvanathan, Steven J Padula, Ivona Herichova, Adina Soaita, David B Hall, Wulf O Böcher
BACKGROUND: The interleukin-23 pathway is implicated genetically and biologically in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of risankizumab (BI 655066, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ingelheim, Germany), a humanised monoclonal antibody targeting the p19 subunit of interleukin-23, in patients with moderately-to-severely active Crohn's disease. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 study, we enrolled patients at 36 referral sites in North America, Europe, and southeast Asia...
April 12, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411091/comparison-of-dynamic-monitoring-strategies-based-on-cd4-cell-counts-in-virally-suppressed-hiv-positive-individuals-on-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-in-high-income-countries-a-prospective-observational-study
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Ellen C Caniglia, Lauren E Cain, Caroline A Sabin, James M Robins, Roger Logan, Sophie Abgrall, Michael J Mugavero, Sonia Hernández-Díaz, Laurence Meyer, Remonie Seng, Daniel R Drozd, George R Seage, Fabrice Bonnet, Francois Dabis, Richard D Moore, Peter Reiss, Ard van Sighem, William C Mathews, Julia Del Amo, Santiago Moreno, Steven G Deeks, Roberto Muga, Stephen L Boswell, Elena Ferrer, Joseph J Eron, Sonia Napravnik, Sophie Jose, Andrew Phillips, Amy C Justice, Janet P Tate, John Gill, Antonio Pacheco, Valdilea G Veloso, Heiner C Bucher, Matthias Egger, Hansjakob Furrer, Kholoud Porter, Giota Touloumi, Heidi Crane, Jose M Miro, Jonathan A Sterne, Dominique Costagliola, Michael Saag, Miguel A Hernán
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines vary with respect to the optimal monitoring frequency of HIV-positive individuals. We compared dynamic monitoring strategies based on time-varying CD4 cell counts in virologically suppressed HIV-positive individuals. METHODS: In this observational study, we used data from prospective studies of HIV-positive individuals in Europe (France, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK) and North and South America (Brazil, Canada, and the USA) in The HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration and The Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems...
April 11, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399808/efficacy-and-safety-of-switching-from-nevirapine-immediate-release-twice-daily-to-nevirapine-extended-release-once-daily-in-virologically-suppressed-hiv-infected-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Chun-Yuan Lee, Hui-Min Chang, Calvin M Kunin, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Yao-Shen Chen, Hung-Chin Tsai
BACKGROUND: Whether the non-inferior efficacy and safety results of switching virologically suppressed HIV-1-infected patients from nevirapine immediate-release (NVP-IR) to NVP extended-release (NVP-XR) demonstrated in the TRANxITION study conducted in Europe and North America are also applicable to virologically suppressed HIV-infected Taiwanese patients remains unknown. We evaluated the comparative safety and efficacy of continuing NVP-IR versus switching to NVP-XR in virologically suppressed HIV-infected Taiwanese adults receiving combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) regimens...
April 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398363/-gene-therapy-in-heart-failure-the-unexpected-results-from-the-cupid-2-trial
#16
Marta Gigli, Gianfranco Sinagra, Luisa Mestroni
Heart failure is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Europe and North America. In the last three decades, gene therapy emerged as a target in the molecular mechanisms implicated in heart failure encouraging preclinical gene therapy studies in small and large animal models. Prior studies documented a decreased expression of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase protein (SERCA2a), a major cardiac calcium cycling protein, in heart failure. These results paved the way to preliminary studies based on gene transfer strategies of SERCA2a...
February 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397546/measuring-cognitive-change-with-impact-the-aggregate-baseline-approach
#17
Jared M Bruce, Ruben J Echemendia, Willem Meeuwisse, Michael G Hutchison, Mark Aubry, Paul Comper
OBJECTIVE: The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test (ImPACT) is commonly used to assess baseline and post-injury cognition among athletes in North America. Despite this, several studies have questioned the reliability of ImPACT when given at intervals employed in clinical practice. Poor test-retest reliability reduces test sensitivity to cognitive decline, increasing the likelihood that concussed athletes will be returned to play prematurely. We recently showed that the reliability of ImPACT can be increased when using a new composite structure and the aggregate of two baselines to predict subsequent performance...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390771/contemporary-outcomes-of-surgical-revascularization-of-the-lower-extremity-in-patients-on-dialysis
#18
Ajit Rao, Melissa Baldwin, James Cornwall, Michael Marin, Peter Faries, Ageliki Vouyouka
OBJECTIVE: Peripheral arterial disease is a common comorbidity found in up to 38% of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). With an increase in the survival rate of patients with ESRD by >25%, there is a lack of contemporary data on the safety of open surgical revascularization of the lower extremity (OSRLE) in this population of patients. We sought to identify the perioperative morbidity and mortality and independent risk factors of mortality in dialysis patients undergoing OSRLE...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386737/the-epidemiology-of-dermatomyositis-in-northwestern-thrace-region-in-turkey-epidemiology-of-dermatomyositis-in-turkey
#19
Mehmet Ali Balci, Salim Donmez, Fatih Saritas, Volkan Bas, Omer Nuri Pamuk
Dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare disease that may affect the skeletal muscles and the skin. Literature data on its incidence and prevalence are limited. There are no data on its incidence or prevalence in Turkey. Patients diagnosed with DM at the Trakya University Medical Faculty, Department of Rheumatology from November 2004 to November 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Patients' clinical and demographic features, laboratory data, treatment modalities, follow-up durations, disease courses, outcomes, and complications were evaluated...
April 6, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385152/addressing-a-clinical-challenge-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-leishmaniasis
#20
Naomi E Aronson
Leishmaniasis is a chronic intracellular parasitic infection that travelers, immigrants, deployed military personnel, and refugees from endemic global areas acquire from the bite of infected sand flies and carry with them, including to non-endemic countries where leishmaniasis may be an unfamiliar illness to medical providers. This commentary discusses the first clinical practice guidelines produced by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for the diagnosis and management of leishmaniasis, targeted for clinicians in North America...
April 7, 2017: BMC Medicine
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