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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550369/why-does-measles-persist-in-europe
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P Plans-Rubió
Several reasons may explain why measles was not eliminated by 2015 and continues to persist in Europe, including low measles vaccination coverage, low anti-measles herd immunity levels, and the mobility of individuals with measles across Europe. The study assessed the mean measles vaccination coverage in the European Union and the WHO European region with one and two doses of measles vaccine from 1980 to 2015, and the prevalence of vaccine-induced protected individuals and anti-measles herd immunity levels in the WHO European region during 2000-2015...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549622/multiple-abnormalities-in-the-feet-and-associated-changes-elsewhere-in-the-skeleton-the-case-of-3a-7-from-a-capsian-site-in-algeria
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M Jackes, M Parent, D Lubell
A skeleton with a number of abnormalities is described involving full discussion of alternative diagnoses. In this complex case, the primary diagnosis is of avulsion of the stem of the bifurcate ligament causing a fracture of the anterior process of the calcaneus. The bilateral fracture identified in Skeleton 3A-7 from Site 12, a Capsian site in Algeria, is a result of the feet being inverted and plantar flexed: the fracture is prone to non-union, which is asymmetrical here. There is also a separate anatomical variation of the feet, 3rd cuneiform and 3rd metatarsal coalition, which was not the cause of trauma...
May 5, 2017: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549042/spontaneous-union-of-an-accidentally-fractured-proximal-segment-during-vertical-ramus-osteotomy
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Tae Hoon Yu, Hun Jun Lim, Jun Lee, Bong Chul Kim
After sawing in the intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy, in the case of an incomplete amputation, the proximal segment is split using the osteotome. Unfortunately, in this case, the proximal segment was accidentally fractured. The operation was completed without performing any other fixation. Postoperatively intermaxillary fixation was performed and kept for a week, followed by physical therapy, which was initiated immediately after. The patient was closely observed for 6 months. No abnormal findings were detected clinically, and the union of bone was verified...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548997/anterior-inferior-plating-results-in-fewer-secondary-interventions-compared-to-superior-plating-for-acute-displaced-mid-shaft-clavicle-fracture
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Rafael Serrano, Amrut Borade, Hassan Mir, Anjan Shah, David Watson, Anthony Infante, Mark A Frankle, Mark A Mighell, H Claude Sagi, Daniel S Horwitz, Roy W Sanders
OBJECTIVES: To determine if a difference in plate position for fixation of acute, displaced, mid-shaft clavicle fractures would affect the rate of secondary intervention. DESIGN: Retrospective Comparative Study SETTING:: two academic Level 1 Regional Trauma Centers PATIENTS:: 510 patients treated surgically for an acutely displaced mid-shaft clavicle fracture between 2000-2013 were identified and reviewed retrospectively at a minimum of 24 months' follow-up (F/U)...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547675/complications-following-proximal-femoral-locking-compression-plating-in-unstable-proximal-femur-fractures-medium-term-follow-up
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Sandro Hodel, Frank J P Beeres, Reto Babst, Björn-Christian Link
PURPOSE: To assess the outcome in patients treated with proximal femoral locking compression plate (PF-LCP 4.5/5.0, Synthes(©)) for unstable inter- and subtrochanteric femoral fractures. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 16 patients with proximal femur fractures (AO: 31A2: n = 5/32.3%; 31-A3: n = 10/62.5%; 32B1: n = 1/6.3%) treated with a PF-LCP at a Level 1 trauma centre between 2011 and 2015 was conducted. RESULTS: Sixteen patients were available for follow-up with a mean follow-up time of 14 months (range 4-29)...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547369/air-protection-programmes-in-poland-in-the-context-of-the-low-emission
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Janusz Adamczyk, Arkadiusz Piwowar, Maciej Dzikuć
The protection of the air against pollutants from individual boiler plants is a big challenge in Poland. It results mainly from the preference for coal, the national energy carrier, the use of old low-efficiency boilers and the location of Poland in a temperate climate where the heating period lasts at least 5 months. This article presents a wide range of activities aimed at the reduction of the environmental impact of the emissions of pollutants from individual heat sources-the so-called low emission. The article presents the extent of the national legislation resulting from the European Union regulations...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547035/a-supraclavicular-cephalic-vein-drained-into-the-subclavian-vein
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Jun-Yong Go, Dong-Jae Han, Jinu Kim, Sang-Pil Yoon
Although the cephalic vein follows a fairly consistent course, numerous variants have been reported. We found a rare anatomical presentation of the cephalic vein in a 75-year-old Korean male cadaver. The left cephalic vein was identified in the deltopectoral groove, ascended over the clavicle, and terminated into the left subclavian vein just before its union with the left internal jugular vein. The detailed knowledge on the variations of the cephalic vein is important for clinicians as well as anatomists since the approach through the axillary base is favored in many invasive clinical procedures...
May 25, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546643/decomposition-of-regional-convergence-in-population-aging-across-europe
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Ilya Kashnitsky, Joop de Beer, Leo van Wissen
In the face of rapidly aging population, decreasing regional inequalities in population composition is one of the regional cohesion goals of the European Union. To our knowledge, no explicit quantification of the changes in regional population aging differentiation exist. We investigate how regional differences in population aging developed over the last decade and how they are likely to evolve in the coming three decades, and we examine how demographic components of population growth contribute to the process...
2017: Genus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546641/why-study-eu-foreign-policy-at-all-a-response-to-keuleers-fonck-and-keukeleire
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Hylke Dijkstra, Sophie Vanhoonacker
In an important article on the state of European Union (EU) foreign policy research, Keuleers, Fonck and Keukeleire show that academics excessively focus on the study of the EU foreign policy system and EU implementation rather than the consequences of EU foreign policy for recipient countries. While the article is empirical, based on a dataset of 451 published articles on EU foreign policy, the normative message is that it is time to stop 'navel-gazing' and pay more attention to those on the receiving end of EU foreign policy...
June 2017: Cooperation and Conflict
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546591/the-healthcare-system-and-the-provision-of-oral-healthcare-in-european-union-member-states-part-8-italy
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M Bindi, C Paganelli, K A Eaton, E Widström
In Italy healthcare is provided for all Italian citizens and residents and it is delivered mainly by public providers, with some private or private-public entities. Italy's public healthcare system - the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) - is organised by the Ministry of Health and administered on a devolved regional basis. It is financed by general taxation that provides universal coverage, largely free of charge at the point of service. The central government establishes the basic national health benefits package, which must be uniformly provided throughout the country, through services guaranteed under the NHS provision called LEA - (Livelli Essenziali di Assistenza [Essential Level of Assistance]) and allocates national funds to the regions...
May 26, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545726/closed-tibial-shaft-fractures-treated-with-the-ilizarov-method-a-ten-year-case-series
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Jonathan David May, Thumri Paavana, Jonathan McGregor-Riley, Simon Royston
OBJECTIVES: To review the outcomes of patients treated with the Ilizarov method for an isolated, closed, simple diaphyseal, Tibial fracture at our institution over the last decade. METHODS: The Ilizarov frame database was used to identify 76 skeletally mature patients who sustained an isolated, closed, extra-articular, simple, diaphyseal Tibial fracture; the injury also known as a "nail-able Tibial fracture." RESULTS: The average age of the patient was 38 (17-70)...
May 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545566/the-clinical-characteristics-of-chinese-takayasu-s-arteritis-patients-a-retrospective-study-of-411-patients-over-24-years
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Jing Li, Fei Sun, Zhe Chen, Yunjiao Yang, Jiuliang Zhao, Mengtao Li, Xinping Tian, Xiaofeng Zeng
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of 411 Chinese Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) patients using a retrospective analysis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 810 medical charts of patients with a diagnosis of TAK who were admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 1990 to 2014. 411 patients with a complete dataset were finally included in the analysis. The demographic data, clinical features, angiographic patterns, and TAK-related surgical procedures were collected and analyzed...
May 25, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545316/lower-extremity-fractures-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-characteristics-outcome-and-risk-factors-for-non-unions
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Lukas Grassner, Barbara Klein, Doris Maier, Volker Bühren, Matthias Vogel
CONTEXT: Sublesional osteoporosis is an important sequel after spinal cord injury (SCI) resulting in a high incidence of fractures and impaired osseous healing due to altered bone metabolism. The following study aims to identify demographic characteristics and outcome of patients with SCI with lower extremity fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Level-I cross-regional trauma center. PARTICIPANTS: All patients with SCI suffering from osteoporotic/pathologic fractures during an 11-year-period (01/2003-12/2013) at the Center for Spinal Cord Injuries (Trauma Center Murnau) were analyzed via a chart review...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545269/-risk-factors-of-endometriosis-associated-ovarian-carcinoma-in-women-aged-45-years-and-older
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Z X He, S Wang, Z F Li, L Zhu, J H Leng, J H Lang
Obiective: To explore the risk factors of endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer (EAOC) in women with ovarian endometriosis aged 45 years and older in China. Methods: The medical records of total 1 038 women aged 45 years and older with a surgicopathological diagnosis of ovarian endometriosis treated at Peking Union Medical College Hospital from December 1994 to December 2014 were reviewed. Histology evaluation determined ovarian endometriosis with (n=30) or without (n=1 008) ovarian cancer. Results: (1) There were 30 (2...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545179/the-efficacy-of-meniscal-treatment-associated-with-lateral-tibial-plateau-fractures
#15
Hyun-Joo Park, Hui-Du Lee, Jin Ho Cho
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence of lateral meniscal tears associated with lateral tibial plateau fractures and report the clinical outcomes of meniscal treatment with internal fixation of fractures. Materials and Methods: All lateral tibial plateau fractures (Schatzker types II and III) in skeletally mature patients treated operatively at our institution between January 2010 and February 2016 were included. All patients underwent open reduction and internal fixation using a buttress plate or cancellous screws...
June 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544484/neglected-issues-concerning-teaching-human-adrenal-steroidogenesis-in-popular-biochemistry-textbooks
#16
Zhiyong Han, Mark S Elliott
In the human body, the adrenal steroids collectively regulate a plethora of fundamental functions, including electrolyte and water balance, blood pressure, stress response, intermediary metabolism, inflammation, and immunity. Therefore, adrenal steroidogenesis is an important biochemistry topic for students to learn in order for them to understand health consequences caused by deficiencies of enzymes in the adrenal steroidogenic pathways. However, popular biochemistry textbooks contain insufficient information and may sometimes give students a misimpression about certain aspects of human adrenal steroidogenesis...
May 19, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544448/using-pymol-to-explore-the-effects-of-ph-on-noncovalent-interactions-between-immunoglobulin-g-and-protein-a-a-guided-inquiry-biochemistry-activity
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Zahilyn D Roche Allred, Heeyoung Tai, Stacey Lowery Bretz, Richard C Page
Students' understandings of foundational concepts such as noncovalent interactions, pH and pKa are crucial for success in undergraduate biochemistry courses. We developed a guided-inquiry activity to aid students in making connections between noncovalent interactions and pH/pKa . Students explore these concepts by examining the primary and tertiary structures of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and Protein A. Students use PyMOL, an open source molecular visualization application, to (1) identify hydrogen bonds and salt bridges between and within the proteins at physiological pH and (2) apply their knowledge of pH/pKa to association rate constant data for these proteins at pH 4 and pH 11...
May 24, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544405/trends-of-mortality-from-alzheimer-s-disease-in-the-european-union-1994-2013
#18
H Niu, I Alvarez-Alvarez, F Guillen-Grima, M J Al-Rahamneh, I Aguinaga-Ontoso
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In many countries, Alzheimer's disease (AD) has gradually become a common disease in elderly populations. The aim of this study was to analyse trends of mortality caused by AD in the 28 member countries in the European Union (EU) over the last two decades. METHODS: We extracted data for AD deaths for the period 1994-2013 in the EU from the Eurostat and World Health Organization database. Age-standardized mortality rates per 100 000 were computed...
June 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543740/global-regulatory-requirements-for-mutagenicity-assessment-in-the-registration-of-industrial-chemicals
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REVIEW
Zhiying Ji, Nicholas S Ball, Matthew J LeBaron
Mutagenicity is an important toxicological endpoint that requires thorough evaluation during the industrial chemical registration process. Regulatory requirements for mutagenicity assessment in registration of industrial chemicals vary in geographic regions (and in some cases by intended application). Here we compile the mutagenicity testing requirements for registration of industrial chemicals from representative geographic regions (in alphabetical order), that is Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union (EU), India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and United States (US)...
May 25, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543641/updated-species-sensitivity-distribution-evaluations-for-acute-and-chronic-lead-toxicity-to-saltwater-aquatic-life
#20
Brian G Church, Patrick A Van Sprang, M Jasim Chowdhury, David K DeForest
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) ambient water quality criteria (AWQC) for lead (Pb) in saltwater were developed in 1984. The acute and chronic criteria are 210 µg/L and 8.1 µg/L dissolved Pb, respectively. Because data were limited in 1984, the chronic criterion was derived using an acute-chronic ratio (ACR), but there are now sufficient toxicity data such that an ACR is no longer needed. Based on the data now available, the proposed updated acute and chronic saltwater Pb AWQC (following USEPA methods) are 100 and 10 µg/L, respectively...
May 19, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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