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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159365/novel-stool-based-protein-biomarkers-for-improved-colorectal-cancer-screening-a-case-control-study
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Linda J W Bosch, Meike de Wit, Thang V Pham, Veerle M H Coupé, Annemieke C Hiemstra, Sander R Piersma, Gideon Oudgenoeg, George L Scheffer, Sandra Mongera, Jochim Terhaar Sive Droste, Frank A Oort, Sietze T van Turenhout, Ilhame Ben Larbi, Joost Louwagie, Wim van Criekinge, Rene W M van der Hulst, Chris J J Mulder, Beatriz Carvalho, Remond J A Fijneman, Connie R Jimenez, Gerrit A Meijer
Background: The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for detecting hemoglobin is used widely for noninvasive colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, but its sensitivity leaves room for improvement. Objective: To identify novel protein biomarkers in stool that outperform or complement hemoglobin in detecting CRC and advanced adenomas. Design: Case-control study. Setting: Colonoscopy-controlled referral population from several centers...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143101/candidate-biomarkers-in-the-cervical-vaginal-fluid-for-the-self-diagnosis-of-cervical-precancer
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REVIEW
Xaveer Van Ostade, Martin Dom, Wiebren Tjalma, Geert Van Raemdonck
PURPOSE: Despite improvement in vaccines against human papilloma virus (HPV), the causative agent of cervical cancer, screening women for cervical precancer will remain indispensable in the coming 30-40 years. A simple test that could be performed at home or at a doctor's practice and that informs the woman whether she is at risk would significantly help make a broader group of patients who aware that they need medical treatment. Cervical vaginal fluid (CVF) is a body fluid that is very well suited for such a test...
November 15, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141753/serological-evaluation-of-cutaneous-leishmania-tropica-infection-in-northern-israel
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Iva Rohoušová, Dalit Talmi-Frank, Michaela Vlková, Tatiana Spitzová, Koranit Rishpon, Charles L Jaffe, Petr Volf, Gad Baneth, Moshe Efrat
Leishmania spp. are medically important unicellular parasites transmitted by phlebotomine sand flies. The World Health Organization recently highlighted the importance of reliable diagnostic tools for leishmaniasis. Our study of human infection was conducted in two endemic foci of Leishmania tropica in the Galilee region, northern Israel. Elevated anti-Leishmania antibodies were present in the majority (78.6%) of L. tropica-PCR positive individuals. Moreover, the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay showed high sensitivity, specificity, and negative and positive predictive values (ranging between 73% and 79%), thus fulfilling the basic requirement for future development of a serodiagnostic and screening tool...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138741/challenges-to-global-implementation-of-infrared-thermography-technology-current-perspective
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Michael Shterenshis
Medical infrared thermography (IT) produces an image of the infrared waves emitted by the human body as part of the thermoregulation process that can vary in intensity based on the health of the person. This review analyzes recent developments in the use of infrared thermography as a screening and diagnostic tool in clinical and nonclinical settings, and identifies possible future routes for improvement of the method. Currently, infrared thermography is not considered to be a fully reliable diagnostic method...
2017: Central Asian Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135538/cervical-morbidity-in-alsace-france-results-from-a-regional-organized-cervical-cancer-screening-program
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Jean-Jacques Baldauf, Muriel Fender, Christine Bergeron, Emilie Marrer, Michel Velten, Pierre Pradat, Marc Arbyn
In 1994, a pilot program of cervical cancer screening was introduced in the Alsace region, France. Women aged 25-65 years were proposed to have one Pap smear every 3 years. The objective was to assess cervical morbidity in Alsace before the human papillomavirus vaccinated population reaches the age of screening. Data on cervical lesions and cancers were collected by EVE for the period September 2008 to August 2011 from existing medical services and cytopathology laboratories in Alsace. Cytological and histological data were completed with data from the two cancer registries covering the region (Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin)...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135117/what-is-the-connection-between-serum-phosphorus-cancer-and-heroin-a-medical-hypothesis-based-on-observational-studies
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Vassilis Kouloulias, Christos-David Papaloucas, Aristofanis Papaloucas
Considering the results of a previous study in which 2321 regular heroin addicts who died without having stopped taking the drug since they had started - from various causes but none from cancer, may mean something. Our first thought was: Can't we hypothesize, reinforcing our previous view that heroin is a "barrier" against cancer and as the user gets in the methadone program he/she lacks the "barrier" and therefore is liable to develop cancer? We have already reported that the amount of blood phosphorus in heroin addicted is significantly lower than in healthy ones...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131822/impact-of-the-ebola-outbreak-on-trypanosoma-brucei-gambiense-infection-medical-activities-in-coastal-guinea-2014-2015-a-retrospective-analysis-from-the-guinean-national-human-african-trypanosomiasis-control-program
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Mariame Camara, Eric Ouattara, Alexandre Duvignaud, René Migliani, Oumou Camara, Mamadou Leno, Philippe Solano, Bruno Bucheton, Mamadou Camara, Denis Malvy
BACKGROUND: The 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak massively hit Guinea. The coastal districts of Boffa, Dubreka and Forecariah, three major foci of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), were particularly affected. We aimed to assess the impact of this epidemic on sleeping sickness screening and caring activities. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We used preexisting data from the Guinean sleeping sickness control program, collected between 2012 and 2015. We described monthly: the number of persons (i) screened actively; (ii) or passively; (iii) treated for HAT; (iv) attending post-treatment follow-up visits...
November 13, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124846/prevalence-mechanisms-and-genetic-relatedness-of-the-human-pathogenic-fungus-aspergillus-fumigatus-exhibiting-resistance-to-medical-azoles-in-the-environment-of-taiwan
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Hsuan-Chen Wang, Jui-Chang Huang, Yong-Hong Lin, Yu-Hsin Chen, Ming-I Hsieh, Pui-Ching Choi, Hsiu-Jung Lo, Wei-Lun Liu, Ching-Shan Hsu, Hsin-I Shih, Chi-Jung Wu, Yee-Chun Chen
Emerging azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus poses a serious threat to human health. This nationwide surveillance study investigated the prevalence and molecular characteristics of azole-resistant A. fumigatus environmental isolates in Taiwan, an island country with increasing use of azole fungicides. Of the 2,760 air and soil samples screened from 2014-2016, 451 A. fumigatus isolates were recovered from 266 samples, and 34 isolates from 29 samples displayed resistance to medical azoles (itraconazole, voriconazole, or posaconazole)...
November 10, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124459/differences-in-clotting-parameters-between-species-for-preclinical-large-animal-studies-of-cardiovascular-devices
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Toshihide Mizuno, Tomonori Tsukiya, Yoshiaki Takewa, Eisuke Tatsumi
Several species of domestic animals are used in preclinical studies evaluating the safety and feasibility of medical devices; however, the relevance of animal models to human health is often not clear. The purpose of this study was to compare the clotting parameters of animal models to determine which animals most adequately mimic human clotting parameters. The clotting parameters of the different species were assessed in whole blood by in vitro thromboelastography using the clotting activators, such as tissue factor (extrinsic clotting screening test, EXTEM(®)) and partial thromboplastin phospholipid (intrinsic clotting screening test, IINTEM(®))...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121458/placental-drug-transport-on-a-chip-a-microengineered-in-vitro-model-of-transporter-mediated-drug-efflux-in-the-human-placental-barrier
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Cassidy Blundell, Yoon-Suk Yi, Lin Ma, Emily R Tess, Megan J Farrell, Andrei Georgescu, Lauren M Aleksunes, Dongeun Huh
The current lack of knowledge about the effect of maternally administered drugs on the developing fetus is a major public health concern worldwide. The first critical step toward predicting the safety of medications in pregnancy is to screen drug compounds for their ability to cross the placenta. However, this type of preclinical study has been hampered by the limited capacity of existing in vitro and ex vivo models to mimic physiological drug transport across the maternal-fetal interface in the human placenta...
November 9, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116590/detection-of-congenital-cytomegalovirus-in-newborns-using-nucleic-acid-amplification-techniques-and-its-public-health-implications
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REVIEW
Guoyu Liu, Rong Hai, Fenyong Liu
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a herpesvirus, is an important human pathogen that causes asymptomatic infections in healthy or immunocompetent individuals but can lead to severe and potentially life-threatening complications in immune-immature individuals such as neonates or immune-compromised patients such as organ-transplant recipients and HIV-positive individuals. Congenital HCMV infection represents a significant public health issue and poses substantial healthcare and economic burden to society. This virus causes the most common viral congenital infection worldwide, and is the leading non-genetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss in children in developed countries...
October 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114269/to-tell-or-not-to-tell-confidentiality-in-an-iranian-hiv-positive-patient-a-viewpoint
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Mahshad Noroozi, Maliheh Kadivar, Mansure Madani, Pooneh Salari
Confidentiality is a basic concept in medical ethics and protecting confidentiality is considered as physicians' duty. In some occasions, this protection is in conflict with the right of the patient's sexual partner, who should be informed about the possibility of being infected. The sexual partner being pregnant, the situation is going to be more complicated. In this paper, we present a case discussion with special ethical, legal, social, cultural, and religious aspects. According to this informing sexual partner with the patient's assent, opt-out Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening in pregnant women and enhancing psychosocial and family support are highly recommended...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113956/rationale-and-design-of-the-home-trial-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-of-home-based-human-papillomavirus-hpv-self-sampling-for-increasing-cervical-cancer-screening-uptake-and-effectiveness-in-a-u-s-healthcare-system
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Rachel L Winer, Jasmin A Tiro, Diana L Miglioretti, Chris Thayer, Tara Beatty, John Lin, Hongyuan Gao, Kilian Kimbel, Diana S M Buist
Women who delay or do not attend Papanicolaou (Pap) screening are at increased risk for cervical cancer. Trials in countries with organized screening programs have demonstrated that mailing high-risk (hr) human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling kits to under-screened women increases participation, but U.S. data are lacking. HOME is a pragmatic randomized controlled trial set within a U.S. integrated healthcare delivery system to compare two programmatic approaches for increasing cervical cancer screening uptake and effectiveness in under-screened women (≥3...
November 4, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113731/oral-fexinidazole-for-late-stage-african-trypanosoma-brucei-gambiense-trypanosomiasis-a-pivotal-multicentre-randomised-non-inferiority-trial
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Victor Kande Betu Ku Mesu, Wilfried Mutombo Kalonji, Clélia Bardonneau, Olaf Valverde Mordt, Séverine Blesson, François Simon, Sophie Delhomme, Sonja Bernhard, Willy Kuziena, Jean-Pierre Fina Lubaki, Steven Lumeya Vuvu, Pathou Nganzobo Ngima, Hélène Mahenzi Mbembo, Médard Ilunga, Augustin Kasongo Bonama, Josué Amici Heradi, Jean Louis Lumaliza Solomo, Guylain Mandula, Lewis Kaninda Badibabi, Francis Regongbenga Dama, Papy Kavunga Lukula, Digas Ngolo Tete, Crispin Lumbala, Bruno Scherrer, Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, Antoine Tarral
BACKGROUND: Few therapeutic options are available to treat late-stage human African trypanosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (g-HAT). The firstline treatment nifurtimox eflornithine combination therapy needs to be administered intravenously in a hospital setting by trained personnel, which is not optimal, given that patients often live in remote areas with few health resources. Therefore, we aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of an oral regimen of fexinidazole (a 2-substituted 5-nitroimidazole with proven trypanocidal activity) versus nifurtimox eflornithine combination therapy in patients with late-stage g-HAT...
November 3, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102990/process-evaluation-of-a-primary-healthcare-validation-study-of-a-culturally-adapted-depression-screening-tool-for-use-by-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people-study-protocol
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Sara Farnbach, John Evans, Anne-Marie Eades, Graham Gee, Jamie Fernando, Belinda Hammond, Matty Simms, Karrina DeMasi, Maree Hackett
INTRODUCTION: Process evaluations are conducted alongside research projects to identify the context, impact and consequences of research, determine whether it was conducted per protocol and to understand how, why and for whom an intervention is effective. We present a process evaluation protocol for the Getting it Right research project, which aims to determine validity of a culturally adapted depression screening tool for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In this process evaluation, we aim to: (1) explore the context, impact and consequences of conducting Getting It Right, (2) explore primary healthcare staff and community representatives' experiences with the research project, (3) determine if it was conducted per protocol and (4) explore experiences with the depression screening tool, including perceptions about how it could be implemented into practice (if found to be valid)...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101017/enhanced-oxygen-permeability-in-membrane-bottomed-concave-microwells-for-the-formation-of-pancreatic-islet-spheroids
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GeonHui Lee, Yesl Jun, HeeYeong Jang, Junghyo Yoon, JaeSeo Lee, MinHyung Hong, Seok Chung, Dong-Hwee Kim, SangHoon Lee
Oxygen availability is a critical factor in regulating cell viability that ultimately contributes to the normal morphogenesis and functionality of human tissues. Among various cell culture platforms, construction of 3D multicellular spheroids based on microwell arrays has been extensively applied to reconstitute in vitro human tissue models due to its precise control of tissue culture conditions as well as simple fabrication processes. However, an adequate supply of oxygen into the spheroidal cellular aggregation still remains one of the main challenges to producing healthy in vitro spheroidal tissue models...
October 31, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073129/receipt-of-selected-preventive-health-services-for-women-and-men-of-reproductive-age-united-states-2011-2013
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Karen Pazol, Cheryl L Robbins, Lindsey I Black, Katherine A Ahrens, Kimberly Daniels, Anjani Chandra, Anjel Vahratian, Lorrie E Gavin
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Receipt of key preventive health services among women and men of reproductive age (i.e., 15-44 years) can help them achieve their desired number and spacing of healthy children and improve their overall health. The 2014 publication Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs (QFP) establishes standards for providing a core set of preventive services to promote these goals. These services include contraceptive care for persons seeking to prevent or delay pregnancy, pregnancy testing and counseling, basic infertility services for those seeking to achieve pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease (STD) services, and other preconception care and related preventive health services...
October 27, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070083/human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-acquired-through-a-traditional-healer-s-ritual-a-case-report
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Pedro Pallangyo, Paulina Nicholaus, Henry Mayala, Andrew Kabeho, Anna Nkinda, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Globally, over 36 million people were infected with human immunodeficiency virus by the end of 2015. The Sub-Saharan African region home to less than one-fifth of the global population disproportionately harbors over two-thirds of the total infections and related deaths. Residents of Sub-Saharan Africa continue to face limited access to allopathic medicine and it is estimated that over 80% of primary health care needs in the region are met through traditional healing practices...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063150/drug-safety-in-pregnancy-the-german-embryotox-institute
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Katarina Dathe, Christof Schaefer
Since 1988, the German Embryotox institute combines individual counselling of pregnant women and their health care providers (HCP) with research on drug safety in pregnancy. In addition, Embryotox offers web-based information which covers the most important and most frequently requested pharmaceutical substances. In contrast to ready-made drug risk information in package leaflets and other product information, individual counselling considers different clinical settings such as (1) looking for a drug of choice or planning pregnancy under medication, (2) risk assessment of a particular drug that has already been taken during an (unplanned) pregnancy and (3) evaluation of an adverse pregnancy outcome in association with a particular medication...
October 24, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061232/reports-of-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-after-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-in-the-vaccine-adverse-event-reporting-system
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Jorge Arana, Adamma Mba-Jonas, Christopher Jankosky, Paige Lewis, Pedro L Moro, Tom T Shimabukuro, Maria Cano
PURPOSE: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination prevents infections with HPV strains that cause certain cancers. Reports of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) following HPV vaccination have raised safety concerns. We reviewed POTS reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). METHODS: We searched the VAERS database for reports of POTS following any type of HPV vaccination (bivalent, quadrivalent, or nonavalent) from June 2006 to August 2015...
November 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
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