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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934773/leptospirosis-in-three-workers-on-a-dairy-farm-with-unvaccinated-cattle
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Jackie Benschop, Julie Collins-Emerson, Allie Maskill, Patrick O'Connor, Margaret Tunbridge, Yuni Yupiana, Jenny Weston
AIM: We report a one-health investigation of three cases of leptospirosis on a dairy farm with unvaccinated cattle in New Zealand. The cases are discussed in the context of diagnostics, risk factors, persistence of symptoms and outbreak mitigation measures. METHOD: Clinical and laboratory records from the human cases were reviewed and serological and molecular investigations were conducted into the Leptospira status of cattle and pigs on the farm. RESULTS: Cases presented early in their illness and all three were confirmed within seven days of onset of symptoms by urine PCR and within 18 days by convalescent MAT (two Hardjo-bovis, one Pomona)...
September 22, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933750/iodine-intake-through-processed-food-case-studies-from-egypt-indonesia-the-philippines-the-russian-federation-and-ukraine-2010-2015
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Jacky Knowles, Frits van der Haar, Magdy Shehata, Gregory Gerasimov, Bimo Bimo, Bettina Cavenagh, Cherry C Maramag, Edward Otico, Doddy Izwardy, Rebecca Spohrer, Greg S Garrett
The current performance indicator for universal salt iodisation (USI) is the percentage of households using adequately iodised salt. However, the proportion of dietary salt from household salt is decreasing with the increase in consumption of processed foods and condiments globally. This paper reports on case studies supported by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)-UNICEF USI Partnership Project to investigate processed food industry use of adequately iodised salt in contrasting national contexts...
July 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928950/using-sheep-genomes-from-diverse-u-s-breeds-to-identify-missense-variants-in-genes-affecting-fecundity
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Michael P Heaton, Timothy P L Smith, Bradley A Freking, Aspen M Workman, Gary L Bennett, Jacky K Carnahan, Theodore S Kalbfleisch
Background:  Access to sheep genome sequences significantly improves the chances of identifying genes that may influence the health, welfare, and productivity of these animals.   Methods:  A public, searchable DNA sequence resource for U.S. sheep was created with whole genome sequence (WGS) of 96 rams.  The animals shared minimal pedigree relationships and represent nine popular U.S. breeds and a composite line.  The genomes are viewable online with the user-friendly Integrated Genome Viewer environment, and may be used to identify and decode gene variants present in U...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927422/proximity-to-vector-breeding-site-and-risk-of-plasmodium-vivax-infection-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-rural-ethiopia
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Alexander Nissen, Jackie Cook, Eskindir Loha, Bernt Lindtjørn
BACKGROUND: Despite falling incidence and mortality since the turn of the century, malaria remains an important global health challenge. In the future fight against malaria, greater emphasis will have to be placed on understanding and addressing malaria caused by the Plasmodium vivax parasite. Unfortunately, due to years of neglect and underfunding, there are currently many gaps in knowledge of P. vivax malaria. The aims of the present study were to explore the association between distance to vector breeding site and P...
September 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924616/soil-transmitted-helminth-infections-are-not-associated-with-compromised-antibody-responses-to-previously-administered-measles-and-tetanus-vaccines-among-hiv-1-infected-art-na%C3%A3-ve-kenyan-adults
#5
Helen L Storey, Benson Singa, Jackie Naulikha, Helen Horton, Barbra A Richardson, Grace John-Stewart, Judd L Walson
In many regions of sub-Saharan Africa, both HIV and helminth infections are prevalent. HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus type 1) and helminth infections can both compromise immune responses in humans. To determine whether the presence of helminth infection or the treatment of helminth infection alters unstimulated vaccine responses among HIV-1 infected individuals, we conducted two nested serologic studies. Blood samples were collected for HIV disease monitoring and vaccine-specific serologic assays, while stool was evaluated by direct microscopy methods...
February 2017: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923705/effect-of-gnrh-on-ovulatory-response-after-luteolysis-induced-by-two-low-doses-of-pgf2%C3%AE-in-lactating-dairy-cows
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Tsung-Ching Liu, Chen-Fei Chiang, Chia-Tang Ho, Jacky Peng-Wen Chan
This study investigated the effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) on ovulatory response after complete luteolysis induced by two low doses of prostaglandin (PG)F2α in lactating dairy cows. Cows (n = 18) ranging between 45 and 65 days in milk were recruited for synchronization by a modified Ovsynch-48 protocol (GnRH-7 days-375 μg PGF2α-1 day-250 μg of PGF2α-1 day-GnRH) over a total of 23 estrous cycles. Synchronized cows (n = 16) were randomly assigned to GnRH and Saline groups in stage 1 of the experiment after 9-10 days of ovulation in synchronization...
September 9, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922071/implementing-electronic-data-capture-at-a-well-established-health-and-demographic-surveillance-site-in-rural-northern-malawi
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Estelle McLean, Albert Dube, Jacky Saul, Keith Branson, Mabvuto Luhanga, Oddie Mwiba, Fredrick Kalobekamo, Steffen Geis, Amelia C Crampin
This article aims to assess multiple issues of resources, staffing, local opinion, data quality, cost, and security while transitioning to electronic data collection (EDC) at a long-running community research site in northern Malawi. Levels of missing and error fields, delay from data collection to availability, and average number of interviews per day were compared between EDC and paper in a complex, repeated annual household survey. Three focus groups with field and data staff with experience using both methods, and in-depth interviews with participants were carried out...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919664/developmental-coordination-disorders-and-sensory-processing-and-integration-incidence-associations-and-co-morbidities
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Susan Allen, Jackie Casey
INTRODUCTION: Children with developmental coordination disorder or sensory processing and integration difficulties face challenges to participation in daily living. To date there has been no exploration of the co-occurrence of developmental coordination disorders and sensory processing and integration difficulties. METHOD: Records of children meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - V criteria for developmental coordination disorder (n = 93) age 5 to 12 years were examined...
September 2017: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919258/examining-the-time-course-of-genital-and-subjective-sexual-responses-in-women-and-men-with-concurrent-plethysmography-and-thermography
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Jackie S Huberman, Samantha J Dawson, Meredith L Chivers
Sexual response is a dynamic process, though there is limited knowledge of the time course and relationships among its psychological and physiological components. To address this gap, we concurrently assessed self-reported sexual arousal, genital temperature (with thermography), and genital vasocongestion (with vaginal photoplethysmography [VPP] or penile plethysmography [PPG]) during sexual and nonsexual films in 28 androphilic women (attracted to men) and 27 gynephilic men (attracted to women). Men and women had similarly strong agreement between subjective and genital responses (sexual concordance) with thermography, but this agreement was stronger in men than women with PPG/VPP...
September 14, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916581/optimising-impact-and-sustainability-a-qualitative-process-evaluation-of-a-complex-intervention-targeted-at-compassionate-care
#10
Jackie Bridges, Carl May, Alison Fuller, Peter Griffiths, Wendy Wigley, Lisa Gould, Hannah Barker, Paula Libberton
BACKGROUND: Despite concerns about the degree of compassion in contemporary healthcare, there is a dearth of evidence for health service managers about how to promote compassionate healthcare. This paper reports on the implementation of the Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC) intervention by four hospital ward nursing teams. CLECC is a workplace educational intervention focused on developing sustainable leadership and work-team practices designed to support team relational capacity and compassionate care delivery...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916132/the-association-between-elevated-blood-lead-levels-and-violent-behavior-during-late-adolescence-the-south-african-birth-to-twenty-plus-cohort
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Palesa Nkomo, Angela Mathee, Nisha Naicker, Jacky Galpin, Linda M Richter, Shane A Norris
Epidemiological studies have shown the adverse neuro-behavioral health effects of lead exposure among children, in particular. However, there is lack evidence in this regard from developing countries. The main aim of this study was to assess the association between blood lead levels (BLLs) during early adolescence and violent behavior in late adolescence. Our study sample from the Birth to Twenty Plus cohort in Soweto-Johannesburg, South Africa included 1332 study participants (684 females). BLLs were measured using blood samples collected at age 13years...
September 12, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915410/aiegens-for-biological-process-monitoring-and-disease-theranostics
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REVIEW
Xinggui Gu, Ryan T K Kwok, Jacky W Y Lam, Ben Zhong Tang
Biological processes are of great significance for the normal physiological functions of living organisms and closely related to the health. Monitoring of biological processes and diagnosis of diseases based on fluorescent techniques would provide comprehensive insight into mechanism of life and pathogenesis of diseases, precisely guiding therapeutic effect in theranostics. It largely relied on fluorophores with the properties of excellent photostability, large Stokes shift, high signal-to-noise ratio and free of aggregation-caused quenching (ACQ) effect...
September 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905083/assessing-exercises-recommended-for-women-at-risk-of-pelvic-floor-disorders-using-multivariate-statistical-techniques
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Tania Tian, Stephanie Budgett, Jackie Smalldridge, Lynsey Hayward, James Stinear, Jennifer Kruger
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There is a widely held, but untested, belief that certain exercises and activities generate intraabdominal pressure (IAP) that may compromise the function of the pelvic floor muscles. Women with, or at risk of, pelvic floor disorders are advised therefore to refrain from these exercises and activities in order to theoretically protect their pelvic floor. The aim of this study was to compare IAPs generated during exercises of different types that are recommended to women as pelvic floor "safe" with those generated during the corresponding conventional exercises that women are typically cautioned against...
September 13, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904205/hemodynamic-forces-can-be-accurately-measured-in-vivo-with-optical-tweezers
#14
Sébastien Harlepp, Fabrice Thalmann, Gautier Follain, Jacky G Goetz
Force sensing and generation at the tissular and cellular scale is central to many biological events. There is a growing interest in modern cell biology for methods enabling force measurements in vivo Optical trapping allows non-invasive probing of pico-Newton forces and thus emerged as a promising mean for assessing biomechanics in vivo Nevertheless, the main obstacles rely in the accurate determination of the trap stiffness in heterogeneous living organisms, at any position where the trap is used. A proper calibration of the trap stiffness is thus required for performing accurate and reliable force measurements in vivo Here, we introduce a method that overcomes these difficulties by accurately measuring hemodynamic profiles in order to calibrate the trap stiffness...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904083/assessing-the-effects-of-mitofusin-2-deficiency-in-the-adult-heart-using-3d-electron-tomography
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Siavash Beikoghli Kalkhoran, Andrew R Hall, Ian J White, Jackie Cooper, Qiao Fan, Sang-Bing Ong, Sauri Hernández-Reséndiz, Hector Cabrera-Fuentes, Kroekkiat Chinda, Bibhas Chakraborty, Gerald W Dorn, Derek M Yellon, Derek J Hausenloy
The effects of mitofusin 2 (MFN2) deficiency, on mitochondrial morphology and the mitochondria-junctional sarcoplasmic reticulum (jSR) complex in the adult heart, have been previously investigated using 2D electron microscopy, an approach which is unable to provide a 3D spatial assessment of these imaging parameters. Here, we use 3D electron tomography to show that MFN2-deficient mitochondria are larger in volume, more elongated, and less rounded; have fewer mitochondria-jSR contacts, and an increase in the distance between mitochondria and jSR, when compared to WT mitochondria...
September 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900754/surgery-versus-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-meningiomas-in-neurofibromatosis-type-2-illustrative-case-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Thien Nguyen, Lawrance K Chung, John P Sheppard, Nikhilesh S Bhatt, Cheng Hao Jacky Chen, Carlito Lagman, Tania Kaprealian, Percy Lee, Phioanh L Nghiemphu, Isaac Yang
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a genetic neoplastic disorder that presents with hallmark bilateral vestibular schwannomas and multiple meningiomas. Though the current standard of care for meningiomas includes surgery, the multiplicity of meningiomas in NF2 patients renders complete resection of all developing lesions infeasible. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) may be a viable non-invasive therapeutic alternative to surgery. We describe a particularly challenging case in a 39-year-old male with over 120 lesions who underwent more than 30 surgical procedures, and review the literature...
September 13, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900268/interrogation-of-%C3%AE-tubulin-alleles-using-high-resolution-fitness-measurements-reveals-a-distinct-cytoplasmic-function-in-spindle-alignment
#17
Kristian Shulist, Eric Yen, Susanne Kaitna, Allen Leary, Alexandra Decterov, Debarun Gupta, Jackie Vogel
γ-Tubulin has a well-established role in nucleating the assembly of microtubules, yet how phosphorylation regulates its activity remains unclear. Here, we use a time-resolved, fitness-based SGA approach to compare two γ-tubulin alleles, and find that the genetic interaction profile of γtub-Y362E is enriched in spindle positioning and cell polarity genes relative to that of γtub-Y445D, which is enriched in genes involved in spindle assembly and stability. In γtub-Y362E cells, we find a defect in spindle alignment and an increase in the number of astral microtubules at both spindle poles...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894142/matrix-analysis-of-warped-stretch-imaging
#18
Chanju Kim, Ata Mahjoubfar, Jacky C K Chan, Akio Yazaki, Young-Chul Noh, Bahram Jalali
Sensitive and fast optical imaging is needed for scientific instruments, machine vision, and biomedical diagnostics. Many of the fundamental challenges are addressed with time stretch imaging, which has been used for ultrafast continuous imaging for a diverse range of applications, such as biomarker-free cell classification, the monitoring of laser ablation, and the inspection of flat panel displays. With frame rates exceeding a million scans per second, the firehose of data generated by the time stretch camera requires optical data compression...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891345/comparison-of-the-sensitivity-to-change-of-the-functional-independence-measure-with-the-assessment-of-motor-and-process-skills-within-different-rehabilitation-populations
#19
Silvana X Choo, Paul Stratford, Julie Richardson, Jackie Bosch, Susan M Pettit, Barbara J Ansley, Jocelyn E Harris
PURPOSE: To determine whether there was a difference in the sensitivity to change of the subscales of the Functional Independence Measure and the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills within three different post-acute inpatient rehabilitation populations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted retrospective chart review of patients consecutively admitted to inpatient rehabilitation units, with both admission and discharge Functional Independence Measure and Assessment of Motor and Process Skills scores...
September 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888636/efficacy-of-oral-bcg-vaccination-in-protecting-free-ranging-cattle-from-natural-infection-by-mycobacterium-bovis
#20
Graham Nugent, Ivor J Yockney, Jackie Whitford, Frank E Aldwell, Bryce M Buddle
Vaccination of cattle against bovine tuberculosis could be a valuable control strategy, particularly in countries faced with intractable ongoing infection from a disease reservoir in wildlife. A field vaccination trial was undertaken in New Zealand. The trial included 1286 effectively free-ranging cattle stocked at low densities in a remote 7600ha area, with 55% of them vaccinated using Mycobacterium bovis BCG (Danish strain 1311). Vaccine was administered orally in all but 34 cases (where it was injected)...
September 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
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