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Catherine A Okoro, Guixiang Zhao, Jared B Fox, Paul I Eke, Kurt J Greenlund, Machell Town
PROBLEM/CONDITION: As a result of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, millions of U.S. adults attained health insurance coverage. However, millions of adults remain uninsured or underinsured. Compared with adults without barriers to health care, adults who lack health insurance coverage, have coverage gaps, or skip or delay care because of limited personal finances might face increased risk for poor physical and mental health and premature mortality. PERIOD COVERED: 2014...
February 24, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229593/development-of-laser-structured-liquid-infused-titanium-with-strong-biofilm-repellent-properties
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Katharina Doll, Elena Fadeeva, Joern Schaeske, Tobias Ehmke, Andreas Winkel, Alexander Heisterkamp, Boris N Chichkov, Meike Stiesch, Nico S Stumpp
Medical implants are commonly used in modern medicine but still harbor the risk of microbial infections caused by bacterial biofilms. As their retrospective treatment is difficult, there is a need for biomedical materials, which inhibit bacterial colonization from the start without using antibacterial agents, as these can promote resistance development. The promising concept of slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) possesses enormous potential for this purpose. In the present study, this principle was applied to titanium, a common material in implantology, and its biofilm-repellent properties were demonstrated...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224630/the-current-status-of-human-laryngeal-transplantation-in-2017-a-state-of-the-field-review
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REVIEW
Giri Krishnan, Charles Du, Jonathan M Fishman, Andrew Foreman, David G Lott, Gregory Farwell, Peter Belafsky, Suren Krishnan, Martin A Birchall
OBJECTIVES: Human laryngeal allotransplantation has long been contemplated as a surgical option following laryngectomy, but there is a paucity of information regarding the indications, surgical procedure, and patient outcomes. Our objectives were to identify all human laryngeal allotransplants that have been undertaken and reported in the English literature and to evaluate the success of the procedure. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Embase, Current Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Web of Science and Scopus, and the Gray literature...
February 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220620/prevalence-of-ampc-and-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-harbouring-enterobacteriaceae-in-faecal-flora-of-a-healthy-domestic-canine-population
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D A Mathys, D F Mollenkopf, C A Bremer, J B Daniels, T E Wittum
In order to estimate the prevalence of AmpC- and ESBL β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the faecal flora of a healthy domestic canine population, faecal samples were obtained from healthy dogs receiving routine parasitology screening at the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, between January 2013 and April 2013. Samples were screened for the presence of AmpC and ESBL β-lactamase phenotypes, and the clinically important genotypes, blaCMY and blaCTX-M , were confirmed via conventional PCR...
February 20, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217933/cytology-of-the-neovagina-in-transgender-women-and-individuals-with-congenital-or-acquired-absence-of-a-natural-vagina
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A Grosse, C Grosse, D Lenggenhager, B Bode, U Camenisch, P Bode
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to describe the cytological findings of bowel and (penile) skin-lined neovaginas in patients with gender dysphoria (GD) and individuals with a congenital or acquired absence of a natural vagina. The secondary objective was to correlate the cytological findings with clinical characteristics such as oestrogen replacement therapy (ERT). METHODS: A retrospective review of an institutional pathology archive over a 15-year-period was performed to identify cytological samples of neovaginal vaults...
February 20, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208268/medical-swab-analysis-using-desorption-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry-a-noninvasive-approach-for-mucosal-diagnostics
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Pamela Pruski, David A MacIntyre, Holly V Lewis, Paolo Inglese, Gonçalo D S Correia, Trevor T Hansel, Phillip R Bennett, Elaine Holmes, Zoltan Takats
Medical swabs are routinely used worldwide to sample human mucosa for microbiological screening with culture methods. These are usually time-consuming and have a narrow focus on screening for particular microorganism species. As an alternative, direct mass spectrometric profiling of the mucosal metabolome provides a broader window into the mucosal ecosystem. We present for the first time a minimal effort/minimal-disruption technique for augmenting the information obtained from clinical swab analysis with mucosal metabolome profiling using desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (DESI-MS) analysis...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198897/metal-oxide-semiconductor-based-gas-sensors-screening-preparation-and-integration
#7
Jian Zhang, Ziyu Qin, Dawen Zeng, Changsheng Xie
Metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) based gas sensors have been considered a promising candidate for gas detection over the past few years. However, the sensing properties of MOS-based gas sensors also need to be further enhanced to satisfy the higher requirements for specific applications, such as medical diagnosis based on human breath, gas detection in harsh environments, etc. In these fields, excellent selectivity, low power consumption, a fast response/recovery rate, low humidity dependence and a low limit of detection concentration should be fulfilled simultaneously, which pose great challenges to the MOS-based gas sensors...
February 15, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196298/human-to-human-transmission-of-brucella-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Felipe F Tuon, Regina B Gondolfo, Natacha Cerchiari
OBJECTIVE: The most common form of transmitting human brucellosis is through contaminated food or direct contact with infected animals. Human-to-human transmission (HHT) has been described as isolated case reports. The aim of this systematic review was to describe all cases of HHT of human brucellosis reported in the medical literature. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using PubMed, Scopus and Scielo databases using specific search terms published until March 2016...
February 14, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195700/discovery-and-characterization-of-a-potent-and-specific-peptide-ligand-targeting-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-endothelial-cells-for-tissue-regeneration
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Dake Hao, Wenwu Xiao, Ruiwu Liu, Priyadarsini Kumar, YuanPei Li, Ping Zhou, Fuzheng Guo, Diana L Farmer, Kit S Lam, Fengshan Wang, Aijun Wang
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and endothelial cells (ECs) play a vital role in endothelialization and vascularization for tissue regeneration. Various EPC/EC targeting biomolecules have been investigated to improve tissue regeneration with limited success often due to their limited functional specificity and structural stability. One-Bead-One-Compound (OBOC) combinatorial technology is an ultra-high throughput chemical library synthesis and screening method suitable for ligand discovery against a wide range of biological targets, such as integrins...
February 14, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192931/multiplex-high-throughput-targeted-proteomic-assay-to-identify-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Anna Baud, Frank Wessely, Francesca Mazzacuva, James McCormick, Stephane Camuzeaux, Wendy E Heywood, Daniel Little, Jane Vowles, Marianne Tuefferd, Olukunbi Mosaku, Majlinda Lako, Lyle Armstrong, Caleb Webber, M Zameel Cader, Pieter Peeters, Paul Gissen, Sally A Cowley, Kevin Mills
Induced pluripotent stem cells have great potential as a human model system in regenerative medicine, disease modeling, and drug screening. However, their use in medical research is hampered by laborious reprogramming procedures that yield low numbers of induced pluripotent stem cells. For further applications in research, only the best, competent clones should be used. The standard assays for pluripotency are based on genomic approaches, which take up to 1 week to perform and incur significant cost. Therefore, there is a need for a rapid and cost-effective assay able to distinguish between pluripotent and nonpluripotent cells...
February 6, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191779/development-of-a-three-dimensional-bioengineering-technology-to-generate-lung-tissue-for-personalized-disease-modeling
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Dan C Wilkinson, Jackelyn A Alva-Ornelas, Jennifer M S Sucre, Preethi Vijayaraj, Abdo Durra, Wade Richardson, Steven J Jonas, Manash K Paul, Saravanan Karumbayaram, Bruce Dunn, Brigitte N Gomperts
Stem cell technologies, especially patient-specific, induced stem cell pluripotency and directed differentiation, hold great promise for changing the landscape of medical therapies. Proper exploitation of these methods may lead to personalized organ transplants, but to regenerate organs, it is necessary to develop methods for assembling differentiated cells into functional, organ-level tissues. The generation of three-dimensional human tissue models also holds potential for medical advances in disease modeling, as full organ functionality may not be necessary to recapitulate disease pathophysiology...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190739/detection-of-antibodies-against-hepatitis-b-virus-surface-antigen-and-hepatitis-c-virus-core-antigen-in-plasma-with-a-waveguide-mode-sensor
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Takenori Shimizu, Torahiko Tanaka, Shigeyuki Uno, Hiroki Ashiba, Makoto Fujimaki, Mutsuo Tanaka, Koichi Awazu, Makoto Makishima
In large-scale disasters, such as huge significant earthquakes, on-site examination for blood typing and infectious disease screening will be very helpful to save lives of victims who need surgical treatment and/or blood transfusion. However, physical damage, such as building collapse, electric power failure and traffic blockage, disrupts the capacity of the medical system. Portable diagnostic devices are useful in such cases of emergency. In this study, we evaluated a waveguide-mode sensor for detection of anti-hepatitis virus antibodies...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180012/seroprevalence-and-co-infection-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-and-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-among-pregnant-women-in-lokoja-north-central-nigeria
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Olatunji Matthew Kolawole, Oluwatomi Olufunke Amuda, Charles Nzurumike, Muhammed Mustapha Suleiman, Jeremiah Ikhevha Ogah
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is normally associated with orofacial (orolabial) infections and encephalitis, whereas HSV-2 usually causes genital infections and can be transmitted from infected mothers to neonates. The evidence suggesting that HSV is facilitating the spread of the global human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic and the risk posed by these synergies to neonates in developing countries informed this study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the seroprevalence and co-infection of HIV and HSV, as well as their associated risk factors, in Lokoja, Nigeria...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179634/rapid-and-cost-effective-high-throughput-sequencing-for-identification-of-germline-mutations-of-brca1-and-brca2
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Somayeh Ahmadloo, Hirofumi Nakaoka, Takahide Hayano, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Hua You, Emi Utsuno, Takafumi Sangai, Motoi Nishimura, Kazuyuki Matsushita, Akira Hata, Fumio Nomura, Ituro Inoue
Genetic testing for breast cancer predisposing genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, can take advantage for early identification of carriers with pathogenic germline mutations. However, conventional approaches based on Sanger sequencing are laborious and expensive. Next-generation sequencing technology has a great impact on investigation of medical genomics and now applied clinical genetics. We provide a protocol based on a pool and capture method followed by high-throughput sequencing, which realizes a rapid, high-quality, high-accuracy and low-cost testing for mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 by using small amounts of input DNA...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178393/a-model-to-estimate-the-probability-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-hepatitis-c-infection-despite-negative-nucleic-acid-testing-among-increased-risk-organ-donors
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Pallavi D Annambhotla, Brian M Gurbaxani, Matthew J Kuehnert, Sridhar V Basavaraju
BACKGROUND: In 2013, guidelines were released for reducing the risk of viral bloodborne pathogen transmission through organ transplantation. Eleven criteria were described that result in a donor being designated at increased infectious risk. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission risk from an increased-risk donor (IRD), despite negative nucleic acid testing (NAT), likely varies based on behavior type and timing. METHODS: We developed a Monte Carlo risk model to quantify probability of HIV among IRDs...
February 8, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169191/stem-cell-technology-in-cardiac-regeneration-a-pluripotent-stem-cell-promise
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REVIEW
Robin Duelen, Maurilio Sampaolesi
Despite advances in cardiovascular biology and medical therapy, heart disorders are the leading cause of death worldwide. Cell-based regenerative therapies become a promising treatment for patients affected by heart failure, but also underline the need for reproducible results in preclinical and clinical studies for safety and efficacy. Enthusiasm has been tempered by poor engraftment, survival and differentiation of the injected adult stem cells. The crucial challenge is identification and selection of the most suitable stem cell type for cardiac regenerative medicine...
January 27, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164665/human-papillomavirus-genotyping-by-surface-plasmon-resonance-based-test
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Xiaoli He, Pei Yang, He Wang, Yue Wang, Shanling Liu
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to evaluate the surface plasmon resonance-based (SPR) test with the W2600 System of GP Medical Technologies as a screening method for human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping in China. METHODS: Between November 2012 and December 2013, the SPR test, hybrid capture II (HC2) test, and direct DNA sequencing assay were performed on 424 patients aged 22 - 65 years who attended the outpatient clinic at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of West China Second University Hospital with diagnoses of chronic cervicitis or abnormal vaginal bleeding...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163495/using-multistate-observational-studies-to-determine-role-of-hypertension-and-diabetes-as-risk-factors-for-dementia
#18
Mitasha Singh, Des Raj, Sunil Kumar Raina, Manoj Kumar Gandhi, Vishav Chander
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that modifiable risk factors which can be targeted by prevention are vascular diseases, such as diabetes, midlife hypertension (HTN), midlife obesity, midlife cholesterol, mid- and late-life depression as well as lifestyle factors such as smoking, physical inactivity, and poor diet. METHODS: A comprehensive search of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database and Google Scholar was conducted. A combinations of medical subject headings and free text words that included search terms related to the exposure (e...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162093/evaluating-the-impact-of-targeting-livestock-for-the-prevention-of-human-and-animal-trypanosomiasis-at-village-level-in-districts-newly-affected-with-t-b-rhodesiense-in-uganda
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Louise Hamill, Kim Picozzi, Jenna Fyfe, Beatrix von Wissmann, Sally Wastling, Nicola Wardrop, Richard Selby, Christine Amongi Acup, Kevin L Bardosh, Dennis Muhanguzi, John D Kabasa, Charles Waiswa, Susan C Welburn
BACKGROUND: Uganda has suffered from a series of epidemics of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), a tsetse transmitted disease, also known as sleeping sickness. The area affected by acute Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense HAT (rHAT) has been expanding, driven by importation of infected cattle into regions previously free of the disease. These regions are also affected by African Animal Trypanosomiasis (AAT) demanding a strategy for integrated disease control. METHODS: In 2008, the Public Private Partnership, Stamp Out Sleeping Sickness (SOS) administered a single dose of trypanocide to 31 486 head of cattle in 29 parishes in Dokolo and Kaberamaido districts...
February 6, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161376/genetics-and-genomics-of-alcohol-responses-in-drosophila
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REVIEW
Annie Park, Alfredo Ghezzi, Thilini P Wijesekera, Nigel S Atkinson
Drosophila melanogaster has become a significant model organism for alcohol research. In flies, a rich variety of behaviors can be leveraged for identifying genes affecting alcohol responses and adaptations. Furthermore, almost all genes can be easily genetically manipulated. Despite the great evolutionary distance between flies and mammals, many of the same genes have been implicated in strikingly similar alcohol-induced behaviors. A major problem in medical research today is that it is difficult to extrapolate from any single model system to humans...
February 1, 2017: Neuropharmacology
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