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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092681/genomic-analysis-of-globally-diverse-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-provides-insights-into-the-emergence-and-spread-of-multidrug-resistance
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Abigail L Manson, Keira A Cohen, Thomas Abeel, Christopher A Desjardins, Derek T Armstrong, Clifton E Barry, Jeannette Brand, Sinéad B Chapman, Sang-Nae Cho, Andrei Gabrielian, James Gomez, Andreea M Jodals, Moses Joloba, Pontus Jureen, Jong Seok Lee, Lesibana Malinga, Mamoudou Maiga, Dale Nordenberg, Ecaterina Noroc, Elena Romancenco, Alex Salazar, Willy Ssengooba, A A Velayati, Kathryn Winglee, Aksana Zalutskaya, Laura E Via, Gail H Cassell, Susan E Dorman, Jerrold Ellner, Parissa Farnia, James E Galagan, Alex Rosenthal, Valeriu Crudu, Daniela Homorodean, Po-Ren Hsueh, Sujatha Narayanan, Alexander S Pym, Alena Skrahina, Soumya Swaminathan, Martie Van der Walt, David Alland, William R Bishai, Ted Cohen, Sven Hoffner, Bruce W Birren, Ashlee M Earl
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), caused by drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is an increasingly serious problem worldwide. Here we examined a data set of whole-genome sequences from 5,310 M. tuberculosis isolates from five continents. Despite the great diversity of these isolates with respect to geographical point of isolation, genetic background and drug resistance, the patterns for the emergence of drug resistance were conserved globally. We have identified harbinger mutations that often precede multidrug resistance...
January 16, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092599/wild-boars-sus-scrofa-as-bioindicators-of-environmental-levels-of-selenium-in-poland
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E Nowakowska, B Pilarczyk, R Pilarczyk, A Tomza-Marciniak, M Bąkowska, A Marciniak
The objective of the study was to determine selenium content in selected organs (liver, kidney) of wild boars from different regions of Poland. Materials for the study were obtained from 28 sites located in 16 provinces of Poland. Selenium concentrations in organs were determined using spectrofluorometric methods after wet mineralization in HNO3 and HClO4 mixture. Mean selenium concentrations in the investigated wild boars from Poland were 0.230 μg/g wet weight in the liver and 1.327 μg/g w.w. in the kidneys...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092412/population-dynamics-of-hcv-subtypes-in-injecting-drug-users-on-methadone-maintenance-treatment-in-china-associated-with-economic-and-health-reform
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Sheng Zhou, Eleonora Cella, Wang Zhou, Wen-Hua Kong, Man-Qing Liu, Pu-Lin Liu, Massimo Ciccozzi, Marco Salemi, Xin-Guang Chen
The extensive genetic heterogeneity of hepatitis C virus (HCV) requires in-depth understanding of the population dynamics of different viral subtypes for more effective control of epidemic outbreaks. We analyzed HCV sequences data from 125 participants in Wuhan, China. These participants were newly infected by subtype 1b (n=13), 3a (n=15), 3b (n=50), and 6a (n=39) while on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). Bayesian phylogenies and demographic histories were inferred for these subtypes. Participants infected with HCV-1b and 3a were clustered in well-supported monophyletic clades, indicating local sub-epidemics...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092344/choriocapillaris-signal-voids-in-maternally-inherited-diabetes-and-deafness-and-in-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum
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Richard F Spaide
PURPOSE: To evaluate the pattern of choriocapillaris signal voids in maternally inherited diabetes and deafness and in pseudoxanthoma elasticum in eyes before the development of any geographic atrophy. METHODS: The choriocapillaris under the central macula was imaged with the Optovue RTVue XR Avanti using a 10 μm slab thickness. Automatic local thresholding of the resultant raw data extracted areas of absent flow signal, called signal voids, and these were counted and logarithmically binned...
January 13, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092252/-accessibility-to-health-services-theoretical-debate-on-determinants-and-implications-in-the-public-health-policy
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Diana Alejandra Sánchez-Torres
This paper presents the theorical development of accesibility as process and product. The process consists of the elements that converge to meet the objectives of providing medical care in a timely manner. As product is a component of effective care. Accesibility itself is subject to a combination of economic, cultural, social, geographic and contextual aspects. Beyond the right of persons to receive health care, availability of institutions and the means to achieve.
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092249/-zika-virus-and-their-means-of-delivery-rather-than-aedes
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Luis Del Carpio-Orantes, María María Gonzáles-Clemente
In the present work an exposition of the most frequent vectors of the arboviruses is made highlighting the ones of the genus Aedes, of these in each geographic distribution there are specific subgeneros, in Africa emphasizes A. africanus, A. opok and A. vitatus like those in charge of The propagation of arboviruses. In Asia and Oceania, A. hensilii and A. polynesiensis stand out, and A. albopictus, in addition to A. koreicus and A. japonicus, the latter also responsible for dissemination in North America. It is mentioned in the wave that struck to South America the greater importance of other genera like Culex, emphasizing C...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092098/evaluation-the-ethnopharmacological-studies-in-iran-during-2004-2016-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zahra Sadeghi, Maryam Akaberi, Seyed Ahmad Emami, Alireza Sobhkhizi, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Although Iran has a deep history in herbal medicine and great heritage of ancient medical scholars, few efforts have been made to evaluate ethnopharmacological aspects of medicinal plants in this country. In the present study, the authors have reviewed all important literature about the ethnopharmacological investigations on medicinal plants used in the last decade in Iran. All provinces of Iran were categorized according to a phytogeographical division. Information was collected through bibliographic investigations from scientific journals and books...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092058/sub-regional-assessment-of-hpv-vaccination-among-female-adolescents-in-the-intermountain-west-and-implications-for-intervention-opportunities
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Julia Bodson, Qian Ding, Echo L Warner, Amy J Hawkins, Kevin A Henry, Deanna Kepka
Objectives We investigated the similarities and differences in the factors related to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of female adolescents in three sub-regions of the Intermountain West (IW). Methods We analyzed 2011-2012 National Immunization Survey-Teen data. Respondents (parents) who were living in the IW and who had daughters aged 13-17 years old with provider-verified immunization records were included in our analyses. East, Central, and West sub-regions were defined based on geographic contiguity and similarity in HPV vaccination rates and sociodemographic characteristics...
January 13, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092002/adaptation-of-primocane-fruiting-raspberry-plants-to-environmental-factors-under-the-influence-of-bacillus-strains-in-western-siberia
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Anatoly A Belyaev, Margarita V Shternshis, Nina S Chechenina, Tatyana V Shpatova, Anastasya A Lelyak
In geographical locations with a short vegetative season and continental climate that include Western Siberia, growing primocane fruiting raspberry varieties becomes very important. However, it is necessary to help the plants to overcome the environmental stress factors. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the pre-planting treatment of primocane fruiting raspberry root system with Bacillus strains on the following plant development under variable environmental conditions. In 2012, Bacillus subtilis RCAM В-10641, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens RCAM В-10642, and Bacillus licheniformis RCAM В-10562 were used for inoculating the root system of primocane fruiting raspberry cultivar Nedosyagaemaya before planting...
January 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091764/isolation-of-campylobacter-spp-from-three-species-of-antarctic-penguins-in-different-geographic-locations
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F J García-Peña, M T Llorente, T Serrano, M J Ruano, J Belliure, J Benzal, S Herrera-León, V Vidal, V D'Amico, D Pérez-Boto, A Barbosa
The presence of Campylobacter species was studied in three Antarctic penguin species, Adélie (Pygoscelis adeliae), chinstrap (Pygoscelis antarctica) and gentoo (Pygoscelis papua). A total of 390 penguins were captured in 12 different rookeries along the Antarctic Peninsula with differences in the amount of human visitation: six colonies were highly visited [Stranger Point, King George Island (P. papua and P. adeliae); Hannah Point, Livingston Island (P. papua and P. antarctica); Deception Island (P. antarctica); and Paradise Bay, Antarctic Peninsula (P...
January 13, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091725/genetic-polymorphism-investigation-of-the-chinese-yi-minority-using-powerplex%C3%A2-y23-str-amplification-system
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GuangLin He, PengYu Chen, Xing Zou, Xu Chen, Feng Song, Jing Yan, YiPing Hou
Twenty-three Y-STR loci (DYS576, DYS389I, DYS389 II, DYS448, DYS19, DYS391, DYS481, DYS549, DYS533, DYS438, DYS437, DYS570, DYS635, DYS390, DYS439, DYS392, DYS393, DYS458 DYS456, DYS643, Y-GATA-H4, and DYS385a/b) included in the next-generation PowerPlex® Y23 System were first investigated in 311 unrelated, healthy male individuals from the Yi minority population residing in the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China. A total of 179 alleles and 297 haplotypes were discovered in the Yi group. In total, 285 haplotypes among them were unique, and the remaining 12 haplotypes were observed in two or three individuals...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091560/spatio-temporal-analysis-of-malaria-incidence-in-the-peruvian-amazon-region-between-2002-and-2013
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Veronica Soto-Calle, Angel Rosas-Aguirre, Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas, Emmanuel Abatih, Redgi DeDeken, Hugo Rodriguez, Anna Rosanas-Urgell, Dionicia Gamboa, Umberto D Alessandro, Annette Erhart, Niko Speybroeck
Malaria remains a major public health problem in the Peruvian Amazon where the persistence of high-risk transmission areas (hotspots) challenges the current malaria control strategies. This study aimed at identifying significant space-time clusters of malaria incidence in Loreto region 2002-2013 and to determine significant changes across years in relation to the control measures applied. Poisson regression and purely temporal, spatial, and space-time analyses were conducted. Three significantly different periods in terms of annual incidence rates (AIR) were identified, overlapping respectively with the pre-, during, and post- implementation control activities supported by PAMAFRO project...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091344/a-comprehensive-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-pharmacological-and-dietary-supplement-interventions-in-paediatric-autism-moderators-of-treatment-response-and-recommendations-for-future-research
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A Masi, A Lampit, M M DeMayo, N Glozier, I B Hickie, A J Guastella
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are pervasive and multifactorial neurodevelopmental conditions, characterized by impairments in social communication and interaction, and restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities. Treatment options to ameliorate symptoms of ASDs are limited. Heterogeneity complicates the quest for personalized medicine in this population. Our aim was to investigate if there are baseline characteristics of patients that moderate response or trial design features that impede the identification of efficacious interventions for ASDs...
January 16, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091341/correlation-between-infectious-disease-and-soil-radiation-in-japan-an-exploratory-study-using-national-sentinel-surveillance-data
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S Inaida, T Tsuda, S Matsuno
We investigated the relationship between epidemics and soil radiation through an exploratory study using sentinel surveillance data (individuals aged <20 years) during the last three epidemic seasons of influenza and norovirus in Japan. We used a spatial analysis method of a geographical information system (GIS). We mapped the epidemic spreading patterns from sentinel incidence rates. We calculated the average soil radiation [dm (μGy/h)] for each sentinel site using data on uranium, thorium, and potassium oxide in the soil and examined the incidence rate in units of 0·01 μGy/h...
January 16, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091336/who-are-the-patients-that-default-tuberculosis-treatment-space-matters
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C Nunes, R Duarte, A M Veiga, B Taylor
The goals of this article are: (i) to understand how individual characteristics affect the likelihood of patients defaulting their pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) treatment regimens; (ii) to quantify the predictive capacity of these risk factors; and (iii) to quantify and map spatial variation in the risk of defaulting. We used logistic regression models and generalized additive models with a spatial component to determine the odds of default across continental Portugal. We focused on new PTB cases, diagnosed between 2000 and 2013, and included some individual information (sex, age, residence area, alcohol abuse, intravenous drug use, homelessness, HIV, imprisonment status)...
January 16, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090732/high-engagement-high-quality-a-guiding-framework-for-developing-empirically-informed-asynchronous-e-learning-programs-for-health-professional-educators
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Peter M Sinclair, Tracey Levett-Jones, Amanda Morris, Ben Carter, Paul N Bennett, Ashley Kable
E-learning involves the transfer of skills and knowledge via technology so that learners can access meaningful and authentic educational materials. While learner engagement is important, in the context of healthcare education, pedagogy must not be sacrificed for edu-tainment style instructional design. Consequently, health professional educators need to be competent in the use of current web-based educational technologies so that learners are able to access relevant and engaging e-learning materials without restriction...
January 16, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090664/development-of-a-novel-dual-cd-mekc-system-for-the-systematic-flavonoid-fingerprinting-of-ligaria-cuneifolia-r-et-p-tiegh-loranthaceae-extracts
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Cecilia B Dobrecky, Sabrina A Flor, Paula G López, Marcelo L Wagner, Silvia E Lucangioli
The present work deals with the development and validation of a novel dual CD-MEKC system for the systematic flavonoid fingerprinting of Ligaria cuneifolia (R. et P.) Tiegh. -Loranthaceae- extracts. The BGE consisted of 20 mM pH 8.3 borate buffer, 50 mM SDS, a dual CD system based on the combination of 5 mM β-CD and 2% w/v S-β-CD, and 10% v/v methanol. The proposed method has been successfully applied to the comparative analysis of extracts from aerial parts and different hosts, geographical areas and extraction procedures in order to establish the flavonoid fingerprint of L...
January 16, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089813/parasciadicleithrum-octofasciatum-n-gen-n-sp-monogenoidea-dactylogyridae-parasite-of-rocio-octofasciata-regan-cichlidae-perciformes-from-mexico-characterised-by-morphological-and-molecular-evidence
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Carlos A Mendoza-Palmero, Isabel Blasco-Costa, David Hernández-Mena, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León
Based on an integrative taxonomic approach, combining morphological characters and partial sequences of the 28S rRNA gene, a new genus and species, Parasciadicleithrum octofasciatum, is proposed to accommodate dactylogyrids infecting the gills of Rocio octofasciata (Cichlidae) from a tributary of the Lacantún River basin, Chiapas State, southern Mexico. Morphologically, the new genus resembles members of Sciadicleithrum (Dactylogyridae) in the presence of membranes on the anterior margins of both ventral and dorsal haptoral bars...
January 13, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089799/positive-airway-pressure-therapies-and-hospitalization-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Monica M Vasquez, Leslie A McClure, Duane L Sherrill, Sanjay R Patel, Jerry Krishnan, Stefano Guerra, Sairam Parthasarathy
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) places a huge healthcare burden. Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is sometimes used in COPD patients, but the possible impact on hospitalization risk remains controversial. We studied the hospitalization risk of COPD patients before and after initiation of various PAP therapies in a "real-world" bioinformatics study. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of administrative claims data of hospitalizations in patients with COPD who received or did not receive PAP therapy - continuous PAP, bilevel PAP, and non-invasive positive pressure ventilation using a home ventilator (NIPPV)...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089794/a-molecular-phylogeny-reveals-the-cuban-enigmatic-genus-behaimia-as-a-new-piece-in-the-brongniartieae-puzzle-of-papilionoid-legumes
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Luciano Paganucci de Queiroz, Wallace São Mateus, Alfonso Delgado-Salinas, Benjamin M Torke, Gwilym P Lewis, Óscar Dorado, Julie K Ardley, Martin F Wojciechowski, Domingos Cardoso
The papilionoid legume tribe Brongniartieae comprises a collection of 13 genera with disparate morphologies that were previously positioned in at least three remotely related tribes. The Brongniartieae displays a wide geographical disjunction between Australia and the New World and previous phylogenetic studies had provided conflicting results about the relationships between the American and Australian genera. We carry out phylogenetic analyses of (1) a plastid matK dataset extensively sampled across legumes to solve the enigmatic relationship of the Cuban-endemic monospecific genus Behaimia; and (2) multilocus datasets with focus on all genera ever referred to Brongniartieae...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
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