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Magdalena Andres, Mike Muglia, Frank Bahr, John Bane
Six velocity sections straddling Cape Hatteras show a deep counterflow rounding the Cape wedged beneath the poleward flowing Gulf Stream and the continental slope. This counterflow is likely the upper part of the equatorward-flowing Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC). Hydrographic data suggest that the equatorward flow sampled by the shipboard 38 kHz ADCP comprises the Upper Labrador Sea Water (ULSW) layer and top of the Classical Labrador Sea Water (CLSW) layer. Continuous DWBC flow around the Cape implied by the closely-spaced velocity sections here is also corroborated by the trajectory of an Argo float...
March 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
James Rourke, Danielle O'Keefe, Mohamed Ravalia, Scott Moffatt, Wanda Parsons, Norah Duggan, Katherine Stringer, Michael Jong, Kristin Harris Walsh, Janelle Hippe
OBJECTIVE: To assess Memorial University of Newfoundland's (MUN's) commitment to a comprehensive pathways approach to rural family practice, and to determine the national and provincial effects of applying this approach. DESIGN: Analysis of anonymized secondary data. SETTING: Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Memorial's medical degree (MD) graduates practising family medicine in Newfoundland and Labrador as of January 2015 (N = 305), MUN's 2011 and 2012 MD graduates (N = 120), and physicians who completed family medicine training programs in Canada between 2004 and 2013 and who were practising in Canada 2 years after completion of their postgraduate training (N = 8091)...
March 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
Akitsugu Konno, Miho Inoue-Murayama, Shinji Yabuta, Akiko Tonoike, Miho Nagasawa, Kazutaka Mogi, Takefumi Kikusui
Drug detection dogs can be trained to locate various prohibited drugs with targeted odors, and they play an important role in the interdiction of drug smuggling in human society. Recent studies provide the interesting hypothesis that the oxytocin system serves as a biological basis for co-evolution between dogs and humans. Here, we offer the new possibility that genetic variation of the canine oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene may regulate the success of a dog's training to become a drug detection dog. A total of 340 Labrador Retriever dogs that were trained to be drug detection dogs in Japan were analyzed...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Heredity
Ayman A Mostafa, Devin P Cunningham, Randy J Boudrieau, Michael P Kowaleski, Dominique J Griffon
OBJECTIVE: To determine repeatability of and correlation between 2 radiographic measurements of femoral anteversion angles (FAA) and to determine their influence on a score derived from tibial plateau angle (TPA) and FAA to predict the risk of cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. ANIMALS: Forty-eight Labrador retrievers with or without CCLD. METHODS: FAA and CCLD scores were calculated for each limb from extended pelvic radiographs (t-FAA) or angled (a-FAA) projections of the femur by 3 investigators...
March 12, 2018: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Roger Chafe, Rana Aslanov, Atanu Sarkar, Peter Gregory, Alex Comeau, Leigh Anne Newhook
Objective: To determine the association between drinking water quality and rates of type 1 diabetes in the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) population, which has one of the highest incidences of type 1 diabetes reported globally. Research design and methods: The study used a community-based, case-control design. We first calculated incidence rates of type 1 diabetes at the provincial, regional and community levels. The connection between incidence rates and components in public water supplies were then analyzed in three ways: to evaluate differences in water quality between communities with and without incident cases of type 1 diabetes, and to analyze the relationship between water quality and incidence rates of type 1 diabetes at both the community and regional levels...
2018: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
Carmina Pallarés, Ângela Carvalho-Gomes, Vanessa Hontangas, Isabel Conde, Tomasso Di Maira, Victoria Aguilera, Salvador Benlloch, Marina Berenguer, F Xavier López-Labrador
BACKGROUND: A reliable population screening strategy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be based in easy-to-use point-of-care (POC) tests for HCV antibodies, but validation data is needed before their potential widespread use in primary care or outreach practice. Besides, the sensitivity of these POC tests in patients with spontaneous or treatment-induced viral clearance is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To test the performance of a non-invasive POC anti-HCV test (OraQuick HCV rapid test) in oral mucosal transudate (OMT) and fingerstick blood from patients with known anti-HCV serostatus and with or without active viremia (after treatment-induced clearance)...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
Gina E Bertocci, Nathan P Brown, Patrice M Mich
The objective of this study was to describe the patient population of dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) deficiency that were prescribed a stifle orthosis. A total of 215 client-owned dogs with previously diagnosed CrCL deficiency were prescribed a stifle orthosis at a veterinary pain management and mobility clinic. Patient intake data collected included dog signalment, chief medical complaint, home environment and activity description, medical and surgical history, and diagnosing veterinarian. An orthopedic examination was conducted to assess pelvic limb function and determine pelvic limb morphologic measures...
December 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
Elizabeth A F Schaefer, Rebecca E H Whiting, Jacqueline W Pearce, Bruce H Grahn, Charles W Hamm, Cecil P Moore, Kristina L Narfström
A 11-year-old neutered male Labrador retriever-cross dog was presented to the University of Missouri-Columbia Veterinary Ophthalmology Service for subtle visual deficits. Indirect ophthalmoscopy revealed a smooth, bullous elevation in the superior-temporal retina OU. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) performed OU showed inner retinal separation consistent with retinoschisis. Electroretinography (ERG) revealed markedly reduced b-wave amplitudes in the more severely affected eye (OD) compared with the less severely affected eye (OS)...
March 8, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
María Araque, Indira Labrador
Objectives: Antimicrobial resistant extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) have been shown to be present in healthy communities. This study examined healthy children from the rural Andean village of Llano del Hato, Mérida, Venezuela, who have had little or no antibiotic exposure to determine the prevalence of fecal carriage of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC). Methods: A total of 78 fecal samples were collected in healthy children aged from 1 to 5 years...
January 2018: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
Cody L Dunne, Michael Parsons
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) has one of the highest provincial drowning rates in Canada, largely due to the many rural communities located near bodies of water. Factor in the province's cold climate (average NL's freshwater temperature is below 5.4°C)and the prevalence of winter recreational activities among the population, there exists an inherent risk of ice-related injuries and subsequent hypothermia. Oftentimes, these injuries occur in remote/rural settings where immediate support from Emergency Medical Services (EMS) may not be available...
December 26, 2017: Curēus
V Aguilera, T Di Maira, I Conde, V Fornés-Ferrer, C Vinaixa, C Pallarés, A Carvalho-Gomes, A Cubells, M García, A Rubín, S Benlloch, L Gonzalez-Dieguez, J M Molina, L Puchades, X López-Labrador, M Prieto, M Berenguer
The association between cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation and cardiovascular risk has been reported in solid organ transplant populations; however, it has yet to be assessed in liver transplantation (LT). We aim to evaluate whether CMV reactivation is associated with cardiovascular events (CVE) in HCV-LT patients. Methods: LT patients (2010 and 2014) due to HCV cirrhosis were included. Clinically significant CMV (CS-CMV) was defined as viral load (VL)>5000 copies/mL, need of therapy or CMV disease. Baseline variables and end-point measures (CVE, survival, severe recurrent hepatitis C, de novo tumors and diabetes) were collected...
March 1, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Ainara Mira-Iglesias, F Xavier López-Labrador, Beatriz Guglieri-López, Miguel Tortajada-Girbés, Víctor Baselga-Moreno, Laura Cano, Juan Mollar-Maseres, Mario Carballido-Fernández, Germán Schwarz-Chavarri, Javier Díez-Domingo, Joan Puig-Barberà, Valencia Hospital Network For The Study Of Influenza And Respiratory Viruses Disease
IntroductionSeasonal influenza vaccination is widely recommended for people with risk factors, especially for people who are elderly. However, influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE) varies year after year because of the variable antigenic composition of the circulating viruses and the vaccine composition. Methods: We summarise the results of IVE and the impact of previous vaccination among subjects 60 years of age and over in a multicentre prospective study in the Valencia Hospital Surveillance Network for the Study of Influenza and Respiratory Viruses Disease (VAHNSI) in Spain...
February 2018: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
Vicki J Adams, Kellie Ceccarelli, Penny Watson, Stuart Carmichael, Johanna Penell, David M Morgan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 26, 2018: Veterinary Record
Gaudenz Dolf, Claude Gaillard, Jane Russenberger, Lou Moseley, Claude Schelling
BACKGROUND: In the past 10 years, the frequency of unplanned cesarean sections in the Labrador Retriever breeding colony at Guiding Eyes for the Blind stayed around 10% (range 5% to 28%). To reduce the number of cesarean sections, factors influencing the occurrence of a cesarean section need to be known. The goal of this study was to identify factors that contribute to the decision to perform a cesarean section. RESULTS: Of the 688 Labrador Retriever litters whelped between 2003 and 2016, 667 litters had sufficient data and remained in the analysis...
February 27, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Albert Selva-O'Callaghan, Marcelo Alvarado-Cardenas, Iago Pinal-Fernández, Ernesto Trallero-Araguás, José Cesar Milisenda, María Ángeles Martínez, Ana Marín, Moisés Labrador-Horrillo, Cándido Juárez, Josep María Grau-Junyent
Musculoskeletal manifestations are well-recognized side effects of treatment with statins. New advances in this field have appeared in recent years. This review focuses on the diagnosis of these conditions and their underlying pathogenesis, in particular immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy. Areas covered: Clinical phenotypes including rhabdomyolysis, myalgia and/or mild hyperCKemia, self-limited toxin statin myopathy, and immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy are herein described. Therapeutic recommendations and a diagnostic algorithm in statin-associated myopathy are also proposed...
March 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Emily Reed, Svetlana Lutsenko, Oliver Bandmann
Wilson disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism manifesting with hepatic, neurological and psychiatric symptoms. The limitations of the currently available therapy for WD (particularly in the management of neuropsychiatric disease), together with our limited understanding of key aspects of this illness (e.g. neurological vs hepatic presentation) justify the ongoing need to study WD in suitable animal models. Four animal models of WD have been established: the Long-Evans Cinnamon rat, the toxic-milk mouse, the Atp7b knockout mouse and the Labrador retriever...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
Elizabeth M Wallack, Chelsea Harris, Michelle Ploughman, Roger Butler
BACKGROUND: Telegerontology is an approach using videoconferencing to connect an interdisciplinary team in a regional specialty center to patients in rural communities, which is becoming increasingly practical for addressing current limitations in rural community-based dementia care. OBJECTIVE: Using the remotely-delivered expertise of the Telegerontology dementia care team, we aim to enhance the caregiver/patient/physician triad and thereby provide the necessary support for the person with dementia to "age in place...
February 22, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
M Basagaña, A Prieto-García, S Miquel, S Micozzi, B Bartolomé, M Labrador-Horrillo, A Roger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
S Peixoto, T Monteiro, M Carvalho, M Santos, C Matos, B Bartolomé, M Labrador-Horrillo, M Quaresma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
Pablo Galindo Orrego, Janeth Bejarano Rengifo, Christian Labrador López, Geovanny Hernández Cely, Oscar Alfredo Beltrán Galvis, Martín Alonso Garzón Olarte, Enrique Ponce de León Chaux, Jorge Alberto Ceballos Hurtado, Diana Carolina Salinas Gómez, Adriana Varón Puerta
Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF) is an abnormal communication between the biliary tract and the bronchial tree. Is an infrequent condition, usually secondary to a local infectious process or a traumatic event. Bilioptisis is pathognomonic. We present the case of a 37 year old woman with secondary biliary cirrhosis, in list for liver transplantation, with several episodes of cholangitis and carrier of external biliary diverivation, who presented bilioptisis and HIDA scintigraphy with SPECT confirmed BBF. This case was resolved with percutaneous derivation of the biliary tract...
October 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
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