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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718520/putting-public-health-infrastructures-to-the-test-introducing-hpv-vaccination-in-austria-and-the-netherlands
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Katharina T Paul, Iris Wallenburg, Roland Bal
This article presents two cases of policymaking concerning the vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is sexually transmitted and carcinogenic. Our analysis focuses on its introduction in Austria and the Netherlands. In both contexts, we find prevention and screening to be at once complementary and competing public health logics and we draw on the concept of 'infrastructure' to understand their roles in shaping the reception of the vaccine. We reveal how the HPV vaccine had to be made 'good enough', much like the Pap smear (Casper and Clarke ), by means of diverse tinkering practices that transformed both the technology and the infrastructures in which they emerged...
July 17, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717755/innovative-breast-cancer-awareness-and-advocacy-campaign
#2
Omolola Salako, Alero A Roberts, Victor I Isibor, Oluwatimilehin Babatunde, Omolara Fatiregun, Chukwumere N Nwogu
Breast cancer is a major disease in Nigeria; in 2012, 27,304 new occurrences were diagnosed, and the number of mortalities was 13,960. Greater than 70% of patients present with advanced disease, which has a poor survival outcome. The mortality rates are high mainly because of a lack of awareness about breast health, screening guidelines, and treatment centers, and because of sociocultural barriers. In Nigeria, health care professionals remain the backbone for the provision of medical information to the public...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717669/pitfalls-in-genetic-testing-a-case-of-a-snp-in-primer-annealing-region-leading-to-allele-dropout-in-brca1
#3
Felipe Carneiro Silva, Giovana Tardin Torrezan, Rafael Canfield Brianese, Raquel Stabellini, Dirce Maria Carraro
BACKGROUND: Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer is characterized by mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes and PCR-based screening techniques, such as capillary sequencing and next-generation sequencing (NGS), are considered gold standard methods for detection of pathogenic mutations in these genes. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) constitute a vast source of variation in the human genome and represent a risk for misdiagnosis in genetic testing, since the presence of a SNP in primer-annealing sites may cause false negative results due to allele dropout...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713784/identification-of-novel-and-efficacious-chemical-compounds-that-disturb-influenza-a-virus-entry-in-vitro
#4
Hany Khalil, Tamer El Malah, Ahmed I Abd El Maksoud, Ibrahim El Halfawy, Ahmed A El Rashedy, Mahmoud El Hefnawy
Influenza A virus is a negative RNA stranded virus of the family Orthomyxoviridae, and represents a major public health threat, compounding existing disease conditions. Influenza A virus replicates rapidly within its host and the segmented nature of its genome facilitates re-assortment, whereby whole genes are exchanged between influenza virus subtypes during replication. Antiviral medications are important pharmacological tools in influenza virus prophylaxis and therapy. However, the use of currently available antiviral is impeded by sometimes high levels of resistance in circulating virus strains...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713441/analysis-of-raw-biofluids-by-mass-spectrometry-using-microfluidic-diffusion-based-separation
#5
Joshua Heinemann, Brigit Noon, Daniel Willems, Katherine Budeski, Brian Bothner
Elucidation and monitoring of biomarkers continues to expand because of their medical value and potential to reduce healthcare costs. For example, biomarkers are used extensively to track physiology associated with drug addiction, disease progression, aging, and industrial processes. While longitudinal analyses are of great value from a biological or healthcare perspective, the cost associated with replicate analyses is preventing the expansion of frequent routine testing. Frequent testing could deepen our understanding of disease emergence and aid adoption of personalized healthcare...
January 21, 2017: Analytical Methods: Advancing Methods and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711147/future-directions-of-genomics-research-in-rheumatic-diseases
#6
REVIEW
Yukinori Okada, Toshihiro Kishikawa, Saori Sakaue, Jun Hirata
Recent developments in human genome genotyping and sequencing technologies, such as genome-wide association studies and whole-genome sequencing analyses, have successfully identified several risk genes of rheumatic diseases. Fine-mapping studies using the HLA imputation method revealed that classical and non-classical HLA genes contribute to the risk of rheumatic diseases. Integration of human disease genomics with biological, medical, and clinical databases should contribute to the elucidation of disease pathogenicity and novel drug discovery...
August 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705149/f-treegc-a-questionnaire-based-family-tree-creation-software-for-genetic-counseling-and-genome-cohort-studies
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Tomoharu Tokutomi, Akimune Fukushima, Kayono Yamamoto, Yasushi Bansho, Tsuyoshi Hachiya, Atsushi Shimizu
BACKGROUND: The Tohoku Medical Megabank project aims to create a next-generation personalized healthcare system by conducting large-scale genome-cohort studies involving three generations of local residents in the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. We collected medical and genomic information for developing a biobank to be used for this healthcare system. We designed a questionnaire-based pedigree-creation software program named "f-treeGC," which enables even less experienced medical practitioners to accurately and rapidly collect family health history and create pedigree charts...
July 14, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703095/identification-of-microorganisms-by-modern-analytical-techniques
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Bogusław Buszewski, Agnieszka Rogowska, Paweł Pomastowski, Michał Złoch, Viorica Railean-Plugaru
Rapid detection and identification of microorganisms is a challenging and important aspect in a wide range offields, from medical to industrial, affecting human lives. Unfortunately, classical methods of microorganism identification are based on time-consuming and labor-intensive approaches. Screening techniques require the rapid and cheap grouping of bacterial isolates; however, modern bioanalytics demand comprehensive bacterial studies at a molecular level. Modern approaches for the rapid identification of bacteria use molecular techniques, such as 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing based on polymerase chain reaction or electromigration, especially capillary zone electrophoresis and capillary isoelectric focusing...
July 13, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702979/use-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-human-infertility
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G V L Colombo, V Fanton, D Sosa, E Criado Scholz, J Lotti, S E Aragona, T Lotti
Successful embryo implantation requires good quality embryo but also needs a receptive endometrium site. In our clinical practice, we daily verify that an adequate endometrial growth is reached for successful implantation. To understand whether platelet rich plasma (PRP) can improve endometrium thickness and performance, PRP treatment was carried out after at least three of the classic medical protocols currently in use had been unsuccessfully adopted. Eight patients with more than 3 cryo-transfers cancelled because of failure of endometrial growth, defined as endometrium less than 6 mm, with negative hysteroscopic screening for endometrial pathology, and with negative bacteriologic screening, before present and all previous treatment, were selected to undergo PRP treatment...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701408/digital-medical-humanities-stage-to-screen-lessons-from-a-five-year-initiative
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Paul D'Alessandro, Gerri Frager
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July 12, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699213/acetamide-derivatives-of-chromen-2-ones-as-potent-cholinesterase-inhibitors
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Suchita Prasad, Bipul Kumar, Shiv Kumar, Karam Chand, Shashank S Kamble, Hemant K Gautam, Sunil K Sharma
Alzheimer's disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disorder, is a serious medical issue worldwide with drastic social consequences. Inhibition of cholinesterase is one of the rational and effective approaches to retard the symptoms of AD and, hence, consistent efforts are being made to develop efficient anti-cholinesterase agents. In pursuit of this, a series of 19 acetamide derivatives of chromen-2-ones were synthesized and evaluated for their acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) inhibitory potential...
July 12, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691644/distribution-and-attribution-of-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-genotypes-in-cervical-precancerous-lesions-in-china
#12
Wenpeng Wang, Jusheng An, Yan Song, Minjie Wang, Manni Huang, Lingying Wu
While human papillomavirus vaccine was recently approved by China Food and Drug Administration, mapping of high-risk human papillomavirus distribution and attribution in cervical precancerous lesions in China becomes critical in development of a high-risk human papillomavirus-based cervical cancer screening and prevention strategy. In total, 1016 patients with cervical precancerous lesions diagnosed in the National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences were analyzed retrospectively, including 111 patients with low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions and 905 patients with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688000/is-rpmi-2650-a-suitable-in-vitro-nasal-model-for-drug-transport-studies
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REVIEW
Clément Mercier, Nathalie Perek, Xavier Delavenne
The evaluation of new intranasal medications requires the development of in vitro cell model suitable for high-throughput screening studies. The aim of a pharmacological model is to closely mimic the barrier properties of human nasal mucosa that will influence drug pharmacokinetics. In this context, the human nasal cell line RPMI 2650 has been investigated over these last years. Although the initial studies tended to demonstrate strong physiological correlations between RPMI 2650 cells and nasal mucosa, the variability of experimental designs does not allow a clear comparison of actual data...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669128/phenomenology-of-pregnancy-and-the-ethics-of-abortion
#14
Fredrik Svenaeus
In this article I investigate the ways in which phenomenology could guide our views on the rights and/or wrongs of abortion. To my knowledge very few phenomenologists have directed their attention toward this issue, although quite a few have strived to better understand and articulate the strongly related themes of pregnancy and birth, most often in the context of feminist philosophy. After introducing the ethical and political contemporary debate concerning abortion, I introduce phenomenology in the context of medicine and the way phenomenologists have understood the human body to be lived and experienced by its owner...
July 1, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664467/phylogenetic-analysis-of-puumala-virus-strains-from-central-europe-highlights-the-need-for-a-full-genome-perspective-on-hantavirus-evolution
#15
Róbert Szabó, Lukáš Radosa, Martina Ličková, Monika Sláviková, Marta Heroldová, Michal Stanko, Milan Pejčoch, Anja Osterberg, Lies Laenen, Susanne Schex, Rainer G Ulrich, Sandra Essbauer, Piet Maes, Boris Klempa
Puumala virus (PUUV), carried by bank voles (Myodes glareolus), is the medically most important hantavirus in Central and Western Europe. In this study, a total of 523 bank voles (408 from Germany, 72 from Slovakia, and 43 from Czech Republic) collected between the years 2007-2012 were analyzed for the presence of hantavirus RNA. Partial PUUV genome segment sequences were obtained from 51 voles. Phylogenetic analyses of all three genome segments showed that the newfound strains cluster with other Central and Western European PUUV strains...
June 29, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660149/mechanisms-and-prevention-of-vertical-transmission-in-chronic-viral-hepatitis
#16
REVIEW
Marianna G Mavilia, George Y Wu
Vertical transmission (VT) is the primary route of transmission of viral hepatitis in children. The rate of VT ranges from 1-28% with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 3-15% with hepatitis C virus (HCV). VT for both viruses can occur during the intrauterine or peripartum period. VT of HBV primarily occurs by intrauterine transmission (IUT). Hepatitis B surface antigen is unable to cross the placenta and, therefore, relies on processes like transplacental leakage, placental infection, cellular transmission by peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and germline transmission...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651360/novel-reproductive-technologies-to-prevent-mitochondrial-disease
#17
Lyndsey Craven, Mao-Xing Tang, Gráinne S Gorman, Petra De Sutter, Björn Heindryckx
BACKGROUND: The use of nuclear transfer (NT) has been proposed as a novel reproductive treatment to overcome the transmission of maternally-inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations. Pathogenic mutations in mtDNA can cause a wide-spectrum of life-limiting disorders, collectively known as mtDNA disease, for which there are currently few effective treatments and no known cures. The many unique features of mtDNA make genetic counselling challenging for women harbouring pathogenic mtDNA mutations but reproductive options that involve medical intervention are available that will minimize the risk of mtDNA disease in their offspring...
June 23, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648307/comparison-on-human-resource-requirement-between-manual-and-automated-dispensing-systems
#18
Prapaporn Noparatayaporn, Rungpetch Sakulbumrungsil, Tanita Thaweethamcharoen, Wunwisa Sangseenil
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to compare human resource requirement among manual, automated, and modified automated dispensing systems. METHODS: Data were collected from the pharmacy department at the 2100-bed university hospital (Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand). Data regarding the duration of the medication distribution process were collected by using self-reported forms for 1 month. The data on the automated dispensing machine (ADM) system were obtained from 1 piloted inpatient ward, whereas those on the manual system were the average of other wards...
May 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645207/development-and-validation-of-an-electronic-medical-record-emr-based-computed-phenotype-of-hiv-1-infection
#19
Devon W Paul, Nigel B Neely, Meredith Clement, Isaretta Riley, Mashael Al-Hegelan, Matthew Phelan, Monica Kraft, David M Murdoch, Joseph Lucas, John Bartlett, Mehri McKellar, Loretta G Que
Background: Electronic medical record (EMR) computed algorithms allow investigators to screen thousands of patient records to identify specific disease cases. No computed algorithms have been developed to detect all cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection using administrative, laboratory, and clinical documentation data outside of the Veterans Health Administration. We developed novel EMR-based algorithms for HIV detection and validated them in a cohort of subjects in the Duke University Health System (DUHS)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644057/the-implementation-of-medical-monitoring-programs-following-potentially-hazardous-exposures-a-medico-legal-perspective
#20
David Vearrier, Michael I Greenberg
CONTEXT: Clinical toxicologists may be called upon to determine the appropriateness of medical monitoring following documented or purported exposures to toxicants in the occupational, environmental, and medical settings. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE database using the Ovid(®) search engine for the following terms cross-referenced to the MeSH database: ("occupational exposures" OR "environmental exposures") AND ("physiologic monitoring" OR "population surveillance")...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
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