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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684831/dis-integrating-cultural-difference-in-practice-and-communication-a-qualitative-study-of-host-and-migrant-registered-nurse-perspectives-from-new-zealand
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Margaret Brunton, Catherine Cook
BACKGROUND: Several earlier studies have provided evidence of the difficulties nurses have had adapting to foreign workplaces, however few have considered wider perspectives of the workplace communication environment. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the viewpoints and experience of both New Zealand qualified nurses and internationally qualified nurses in managing communication within teams and the clinical practice context in an increasingly diverse healthcare workplace in New Zealand...
April 6, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681912/mega-clonality-in-an-aquatic-plant-a-potential-survival-strategy-in-a-changing-environment
#2
Eric Bricker, Ainsley Calladine, Robert Virnstein, Michelle Waycott
Many ecosystems are experiencing rapid transformations due to global environmental change. Understanding how ecological shifts affect species persistence is critical to modern management strategies. The edge of a species range is often where physiological tolerances are in conflict with ability to persist. Extreme examples of clonality over large spatial and temporal scales can occur where the life history of a species allows for it. We examine extreme clonality in an aquatic plant species at the edge if its range...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679458/no-evidence-for-long-term-carrier-status-of-pigs-after-african-swine-fever-virus-infection
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A Petrov, J H Forth, L Zani, M Beer, S Blome
This study targeted the assessment of a potential African swine fever virus (ASFV) carrier state of 30 pigs in total which were allowed to recover from infection with ASFV "Netherlands'86" prior exposure to six healthy sentinel pigs for more than 2 months. Throughout the whole trial, blood and swab samples were subjected to routine virological and serological investigations. At the end of the trial, necropsy of all animals was performed and viral persistence and distribution were assessed. Upon infection, a wide range of clinical and pathomorphological signs were observed...
April 20, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677943/uptake-of-a-dashboard-designed-to-give-realtime-feedback-to-a-sentinel-network-about-key-data-required-for-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-studies
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Sameera Pathirannehelage, Pushpa Kumarapeli, Rachel Byford, Ivelina Yonova, Filipa Ferreira, Simon de Lusignan
Dashboards are technologies that bringing together a range of data sources for observational or analytical purposes. We have created a customised dashboard that includes all the key data elements required for monitoring flu vaccine effectiveness (FVE). This delivers a unique dashboard for each primary care provider (general practice) providing data to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC), one of the oldest European surveillance systems. These FVE studies use a test negative case control (TNCC) design...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677941/automated-differentiation-of-incident-and-prevalent-cases-in-primary-care-computerised-medical-records-cmr
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Nadia Smith, Valerie Livina, Rachel Byford, Filipa Ferreira, Ivelina Yonova, Simon de Lusignan
Identifying incident (first or new) episodes of illness is critical in sentinel networks to inform about the seasonal onset of diseases and to give early warning of epidemics, as well as differentiating change in health service utilization from change in pattern of disease. The most reliable way of differentiating incident from prevalent cases is through the clinician assigning episode type to the patient's computerized medical record (CMR). However, episode type assignment is often made inconsistently. The objective of this collaborative study between the Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre (RCGP RSC), University of Surrey and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is to develop a methodology to reconstruct missing or miscoded episode types...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677470/complement-and-the-regulation-of-t-cell-responses
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Erin E West, Martin Kolev, Claudia Kemper
The complement system is an evolutionarily ancient key component of innate immunity required for the detection and removal of invading pathogens. It was discovered more than 100 years ago and was originally defined as a liver-derived, blood-circulating sentinel system that classically mediates the opsonization and lytic killing of dangerous microbes and the initiation of the general inflammatory reaction. More recently, complement has also emerged as a critical player in adaptive immunity via its ability to instruct both B and T cell responses...
April 26, 2018: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675433/sweet-taste-receptors-mediated-ros-nlrp3-inflammasome-signaling-activation-implications-for-diabetic-nephropathy
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Luping Zhou, Wei Huang, Youhua Xu, Chenlin Gao, Ting Zhang, Man Guo, Yan Liu, Jingya Ding, Ludan Qin, Zihao Xu, Yang Long, Yong Xu
Previous studies demonstrated that ROS-NLRP3 inflammasome signaling activation was involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Recent research has shown that sweet taste receptors (STRs) are important sentinels of innate immunity. Whether high glucose primes ROS-NLRP3 inflammasome signaling via STRs is unclear. In this study, diabetic mouse model was induced by streptozotocin (STZ) in vivo; mouse glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) and human proximal tubular cells were stimulated by high glucose (10, 20, and 30 mmol/L) in vitro; STR inhibitor lactisole was used as an intervention reagent to evaluate the role and mechanism of the STRs in the pathogenesis of DN...
2018: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675292/linear-array-based-real-time-photoacoustic-imaging-system-with-a-compact-coaxial-excitation-handheld-probe-for-noninvasive-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping
#8
Mucong Li, Chengbo Liu, Xiaojing Gong, Rongqin Zheng, Yuanyuan Bai, Muyue Xing, Xuemin Du, Xiaoyang Liu, Jing Zeng, Riqiang Lin, Huichao Zhou, Shouju Wang, Guangming Lu, Wen Zhu, Chihua Fang, Liang Song
We developed a linear ultrasound array-based real-time photoacoustic imaging system with a compact coaxial excitation handheld photoacoustic imaging probe for guiding sentinel lymph node (SLN) needle biopsy. Compared with previous studies, our system and probe have the following advantages: (1) the imaging probe is quite compact and user-friendly; (2) laser illumination and ultrasonic detection are achieved coaxially, enabling high signal-to-noise ratio; and (3) GPU-based image reconstruction enables real-time imaging and displaying at a frame rate of 20 Hz...
April 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673774/clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-asian-patients-with-acral-lentiginous-melanoma-who-have-nodal-nevi-in-their-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-specimen
#9
Ho-Jin Kim, Jeong-Wan Seo, Mee-Sook Roh, Ji-Hyun Lee, Ki-Hoon Song
BACKGROUND: Nodal melanocytic nevi (NN) encountered during sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLB) for malignant melanoma are usually difficult to distinguish from metastatic melanoma. However, NN have not been studied well in acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) in Asian populations. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and significance of NN in SLBs from ALM patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 84 patients with ALM who underwent SLB between June 2010 and July 2017...
April 16, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673015/analysis-of-246-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsies-of-patients-with-clinical-primary-breast-cancer-by-application-of-carbon-nanoparticle-suspension
#10
Shi-Xin Yang, Wen-Song Wei, Qi-Hua Jiang, Yu-Feng Zhou, Wei Qu, Jian-Hong Tu, Qian-Wen Ou-Yang, Zhi-Bing Zhou, Hao-Long Ding, Chun-Wei Xie
AIM: This study aims to explore the accuracy, specificity and laws of axillary lymph node metastasis predicted by sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) by comparing axillary lymph node status via SLNB and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) with nanocarbon as the tracer. METHODS: Forty six patients were retrospectively analyzed. These patients underwent SLNB with nanocarbon as the tracer from March 2013 to April 2014. RESULTS: Two hundred and forty six patients of sentinel lymph node (SLN) were successfully detected...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672709/surveillance-of-travel-associated-diseases-at-two-referral-centres-in-marseille-france-a-12-year-survey
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Karolina M Griffiths, Hélène Savini, Philippe Brouqui, Fabrice Simon, Philippe Parola, Philippe Gautret
Background: With increasing international travel and historically high numbers of residents visiting friends and relatives overseas, travel-associated illnesses are frequent in Marseille, France. We report the changing epidemiology of travel-related illnesses over a 12-year period. Methods: A single site GeoSentinel surveillance analysis was undertaken for 3460 ill returned travellers presenting to two public hospitals in Marseille, France from March 2003 to October 2015, with travel-related illnesses...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672374/integrating-team-training-in-the-pediatric-life-support-program-an-effective-and-efficient-approach
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Mary J Fagan, Cynthia D Connelly, Brian S Williams, Erin Stucky Fisher
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of integrating teamwork training into an established Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) program to assess the effect on teamwork and collaboration among interprofessionals. BACKGROUND: Lack of teamwork and ineffective communication are common contributors to hospital sentinel events. Interprofessional teamwork training to support a culture of patient safety is advocated; however, training methods and related expenses vary widely...
May 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670364/-99m-tc-labeled-sodium-phytate-and-stannous-chloride-injection-accurately-detects-sentinel-lymph-node-in-axillary-of-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Suisheng Yang, Weiyu Bao, Xiaorong Bai, Chen Gao, Binming Zhang, Zhuanji Jiang
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the sentinel lymph node (SLN) detection rate and accuracy of 99m Tc-labeled sodium phytate and stannous chloride (99m Tc-PHY) injection versus 99m Tc-labeled sulfur colloid (99m Tc-SC) injection in sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in patients with early stage breast cancer. Methods: A total of 146 consecutive female patients with early stage breast cancer were recruited in this open-labeled, randomized, controlled study...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669463/genetic-variation-at-chromosome-2q13-and-its-potential-influence-on-endometriosis-susceptibility-through-effects-on-the-il-1-family
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Rahul Gajbhiye, Brett McKinnon, Sally Mortlock, Michael Mueller, Grant Montgomery
Endometriosis is characterized by the growth of epithelial and stromal cells outside the uterine cavity. It has a complex etiology and affects ∼10% of reproductive age women. It is accompanied by a chronic inflammatory response with substantial evidence to indicate genetic susceptibility. The causal genes and their pathways leading to endometriosis, however, are still unknown. Recently, genomewide association studies on endometriosis identified 14 genomic risk loci in women of European and Japanese ancestry...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668599/which-is-better-for-predicting-pelvic-lymph-node-metastases-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-or-a-sentinel-node-biopsy-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Tomohito Tanaka, Shun Sasaki, Hiromitsu Tsuchihashi, Yoshito Terai, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Takashi Yamada, Masahide Ohmichi
Systematic pelvic lymph node resection may not be needed for patients with cervical cancer, especially in the early stage, if the pre- or intraoperative diagnosis of lymph node status is correct. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of pelvic lymph node metastasis for fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) and sentinel node biopsy (SNB) of cervical cancer patients.Forty-eight patients with cervical cancer were imaged with FDG PET/CT before radical hysterectomy and underwent an SNB followed by systematic pelvic lymph node dissection...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668332/neurological-complications-of-zika-virus-infection
#16
Francisco Javier Carod-Artal
Zika virus (ZIKV) disease is a vector-borne infectious disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Recently, ZIKV has caused outbreaks in most American countries. Areas covered: Publications about neurological complications of ZIKV infection retrieved from pubmed searchers were reviewed, and reference lists and relevant articles from review articles were also examined. Vertical/intrauterine transmission leads to congenital infection and causes microcephaly and congenital ZIKV syndrome. ZIKV preferentially infects human neural progenitor cells and triggers cell apoptosis...
April 18, 2018: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667749/effect-of-lysm-macrophage-depletion-on-lung-pathology-in-mice-with-chronic-bronchitis
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Yogesh Saini, Brandon W Lewis, Dongfang Yu, Hong Dang, Alessandra Livraghi-Butrico, Fabio Del Piero, Wanda K O'Neal, Richard C Boucher
Macrophages (MΦ) are key sentinels of respiratory exposure to inhaled environmental stimuli. In normal "healthy" tissues, MΦ are believed to be a dormant cell type that, upon exposure to stress-causing stimuli, may get activated to exhibit pro- or anti-inflammatory roles. To test whether stress present in chronic bronchitic (CB) airways triggers MΦ to manifest protective or detrimental responses, the DTA+ (LysM-regulated Diphtheria Toxin A expressing) strain with partial MΦ-deficiency was crossed with the Scnn1b-Tg mouse model of CB and the progenies were studied at 4-5 weeks of age...
April 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667576/case-of-seasonal-reassortant-a-h1n2-influenza-virus-infection-the-netherlands-march-2018
#18
Adam Meijer, Corien M Swaan, Martin Voerknecht, Edin Jusic, Sharon van den Brink, Lisa A Wijsman, Bettie Cg Voordouw, Gé A Donker, Jacqueline Sleven, Wendelien W Dorigo-Zetsma, Sanela Svraka, Michiel van Boven, Manon R Haverkate, Aura Timen, Jaap T van Dissel, Marion Pg Koopmans, Theo M Bestebroer, Ron Am Fouchier
A seasonal reassortant A(H1N2) influenza virus harbouring genome segments from seasonal influenza viruses A(H1N1)pdm09 (HA and NS) and A(H3N2) (PB2, PB1, PA, NP, NA and M) was identified in March 2018 in a 19-months-old patient with influenza-like illness (ILI) who presented to a general practitioner participating in the routine sentinel surveillance of ILI in the Netherlands. The patient recovered fully. Further epidemiological and virological investigation did not reveal additional cases.
April 2018: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666944/macrophages-play-an-essential-role-in-trauma-induced-sterile-inflammation-and-tissue-repair
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Moritz Peiseler, Paul Kubes
Severe trauma is accompanied by a profound activation of the immune system. Patients with polytrauma develop systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and often sepsis, which contributes substantially to high mortality of this condition. On a cellular level, necrosis and loss of plasma membrane integrity lead to the release of endogenous "damage-associated molecular patterns" (DAMPs) as danger signals, which in turn activate innate immune cells. Inflammation that occurs in the absence of invading pathogens has been termed sterile inflammation and trauma with tissue damage represents an acute form of sterile inflammation...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666748/mass-gathering-enhanced-syndromic-surveillance-for-the-8th-micronesian-games-in-2014-pohnpei-state-federated-states-of-micronesia
#20
Paul White, Salanieta Saketa, Eliaser Johnson, Sameer V Gopalani, Eliashib Edward, Charles Loney, Alize Mercier, Tebuka Toatu, Richard Wojcik, Sheri Lewis, Damian Hoy
Pohnpei State's Division of Primary Health Care implemented enhanced surveillance for early warning and detection of disease to support the 8th Micronesian Games (the Games) in July 2014. The surveillance comprised 11 point-of-care sentinel sites around Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, collecting data daily for eight syndromes using standard case definitions. Each sentinel site reported total acute care encounters, total syndrome cases and the total for each syndrome. A public health response, including epidemiological investigation and laboratory testing, followed when syndrome counts reached predetermined threshold levels...
January 2018: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR
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