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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207161/prenatal-diagnosis-of-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-115-cases-a-5%C3%A2-years-single-centre-experience
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M Enders, A Daiminger, S Exler, K Ertan, G Enders, R Bald
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic value of invasive prenatal diagnosis (PD) of congenital CMV infection from amniotic fluid (AF) and fetal blood (FB) METHODS: Retrospective study on 115 pregnancies with CMV primary infection. A total of 111 AF and 106 FB samples were investigated for various virological and non-virological markers. Detailed ultrasound examinations were performed at time of PD. RESULTS: Overall sensitivity of CMV PCR in FB (75.6%; 95%CI 60-87) and AF (72...
February 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196072/genetic-prediction-of-male-pattern-baldness
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Saskia P Hagenaars, W David Hill, Sarah E Harris, Stuart J Ritchie, Gail Davies, David C Liewald, Catharine R Gale, David J Porteous, Ian J Deary, Riccardo E Marioni
Male pattern baldness can have substantial psychosocial effects, and it has been phenotypically linked to adverse health outcomes such as prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease. We explored the genetic architecture of the trait using data from over 52,000 male participants of UK Biobank, aged 40-69 years. We identified over 250 independent genetic loci associated with severe hair loss (P<5x10-8). By splitting the cohort into a discovery sample of 40,000 and target sample of 12,000, we developed a prediction algorithm based entirely on common genetic variants that discriminated (AUC = 0...
February 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192041/a-systematic-review-of-carrion-eaters-adaptations-to-avoid-sickness
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Daniel T Blumstein, Tiana N Rangchi, Tiandra Briggs, Fabrine Souza De Andrade, Barbara Natterson-Horowtiz
Species that scavenge on dead animals are exposed to enhanced disease risks. Eight hypotheses have been suggested to explain how scavengers avoid becoming sick from their diet. We conducted a systematic review of the literature and found correlative support for four of the eight hypotheses but limited evidence of systematic studies of the hypotheses. We found no support that using urine to sterilize carcasses, having bald heads, eating rapidly, or food-washing behavior reduced disease risk in carrion eaters...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180973/fatal-attack-on-a-rylands-bald-faced-saki-monkey-pithecia-rylandsi-by-a-black-and-white-hawk-eagle-spizaetus-melanoleucus
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Dara B Adams, Sean M Williams
Predation risk has played an important role in primate behavioral evolution, yet natural primate-predator interactions are rarely observed. We describe the consumption and probable predation of an adult bald-faced saki monkey (Pithecia rylandsi) by a black-and-white hawk-eagle (Spizaetus melanoleucus) at the Los Amigos Biological Station in lowland Amazonian Peru. To our knowledge, this is the first published case of a black-and-white hawk-eagle consuming any primate species. We contend that while most reported observations of successful and attempted predation by raptors involves the largest and most notorious species (i...
February 8, 2017: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139440/the-parasternal-short-axis-view-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-for-inferior-sinus-venosus-type-of-atrial-septal-defects-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Brian S Snarr, Michael Y Liu, Jeremy C Zuckerberg, Christine B Falkensammer, Sumekala Nadaraj, Danielle Burstein, Deborah Ho, Monique A Gardner, Arene Butto, Stanford G Ewing, Natesa G Pandian, Anirban Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Sinus venosus defects (SVD) of the inferior vena cava (IVC) type, or inferior SVDs, are an uncommon form of atrial communication located outside the confines of the fossa ovalis and involve override of the IVC. Despite numerous studies describing the anatomical and echocardiographic features of the inferior SVD, distinguishing this defect from a large secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) by echocardiography is often challenging. Accurate diagnosis of an inferior SVD and correct differentiation from a secundum ASD is essential for appropriate presurgical planning...
January 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135132/mercury-exposure-in-bald-eagles-admitted-for-rehabilitation-in-iowa-usa
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Julie A Blanchong, William J Reiter-Marolf, Stephen J Dinsmore
To gain insight into mercury exposure in Bald Eagles ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus ) in Iowa we collected blood from 22 rehabilitation eagles in 2012-13. The geometric mean blood mercury level was 0.144 μg/g (95% confidence interval: 0.066-0.314) and was at the lower end of the range of levels reported elsewhere.
January 30, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125360/monitoring-total-body-inflammation-and-damage-in-joints-and-entheses-the-first-follow-up-study-of-whole-body-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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M B Axelsen, I Eshed, M Østergaard, M L Hetland, J M Møller, D V Jensen, S B Krintel, M S Hansen, L Terslev, M Klarlund, R P Poggenborg, L Balding, S J Pedersen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes in whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WBMRI) inflammatory and structural lesions in most joints and entheses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with adalimumab. METHODS: WBMRI was obtained at weeks 0, 6, 16, and 52 in a 52 week follow-up study of 37 RA patients starting treatment with adalimumab. Readability and reliability of WBMRI were investigated for 76 peripheral joints, 23 discovertebral units, the sacroiliac joints, and 33 entheses...
January 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109843/development-of-a-molecular-assay-for-the-detection-of-cucumber-mosaic-virus-and-the-discrimination-of-its-subgroups-i-and-ii
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N Bald-Blume, J H W Bergervoet, E Maiss
A nucleic acid based test for the detection of the economically important plant virus Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) based on the Luminex xTAG technology was developed. This technology has the advantage of allowing the simultaneous detection of various targets. Applying this method, we prove the presence of CMV in general and differentiate between its two subgroups I and II for which significant differences concerning severity of symptoms and virulence have been reported. For the development of the test procedure the coat protein gene sequences of 29 CMV isolates were cloned, sequenced and classified into subgroups...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107076/characterization-of-an-avipoxvirus-from-a-bald-eagle-haliaeetus-leucocephalus-using-novel-consensus-pcr-protocols-for-the-rpo147-and-dna-dependent-dna-polymerase-genes
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Alexa A Stephen, Angelique M Leone, David E Toplon, Linda L Archer, James F X Wellehan
A juvenile female bald eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus ) was presented with emaciation and proliferative periocular lesions. The eagle did not respond to supportive therapy and was euthanatized. Histopathologic examination of the skin lesions revealed plaques of marked epidermal hyperplasia parakeratosis, marked acanthosis and spongiosis, and eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies. Novel polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays were done to amplify and sequence DNA polymerase and rpo147 genes. The 4b gene was also analyzed by a previously developed assay...
December 2016: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107073/choroidal-vasculopathy-and-retinal-detachment-in-a-bald-eagle-haliaeetus-leucocephalus-with-lead-toxicosis
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Ramzi Eid, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, Krista A Keller, K Tomo Wiggans, Christopher J Murphy, Elise E B LaDouceur, M Kevin Keel, Christopher M Reilly
A subadult male bald eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus ) was presented for severe depression and weakness. Physical examination findings included depressed mentation, dehydration, sternal recumbency, poor body condition, and bilateral, whole-head, horizontal nystagmus. A heavy-metal panel was performed, and blood lead levels were 6.1 ppm. Treatment for lead poisoning was initiated, including subcutaneous fluids and parenteral calcium-disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, ceftiofur, and meloxicam. Ophthalmic examination findings included absent menace response, absent dazzle reflex, slow and incomplete direct pupillary light reflex, mild anterior uveitis, incipient cataracts, multifocal retinal tears, and retinal separation in both eyes...
December 2016: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103905/spatio-temporal-analysis-of-the-genetic-diversity-and-complexity-of-plasmodium-falciparum-infections-in-kedougou-southeastern-senegal
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Makhtar Niang, Laty G Thiam, Cheikh Loucoubar, Abdourahmane Sow, Bacary D Sadio, Mawlouth Diallo, Amadou A Sall, Aissatou Toure-Balde
BACKGROUND: Genetic analyses of the malaria parasite population and its temporal and spatial dynamics could provide an assessment of the effectiveness of disease control strategies. The genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum has been poorly documented in Senegal, and limited data are available from the Kedougou Region. This study examines the spatial and temporal variation of the genetic diversity and complexity of P. falciparum infections in acute febrile patients in Kedougou, southeastern Senegal...
January 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098304/real-time-monitoring-of-plasmon-induced-dissociative-electron-transfer-to-the-potential-dna-radiosensitizer-8-bromoadenine
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R Schürmann, I Bald
The excitation of localized surface plasmons in noble metal nanoparticles (NPs) results in different nanoscale effects such as electric field enhancement, the generation of hot electrons and a temperature increase close to the NP surface. These effects are typically exploited in diverse fields such as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), NP catalysis and photothermal therapy (PTT). Halogenated nucleobases are applied as radiosensitizers in conventional radiation cancer therapy due to their high reactivity towards secondary electrons...
January 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096933/the-association-of-male-pattern-baldness-and-risk-of-cancer-and-high-grade-disease-among-men-presenting-for-prostate-biopsy
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Ghazi Al Edwan, Bimal Bhindi, David Margel, Karen Chadwick, Antonio Finelli, Alexandre Zlotta, John Trachtenberg, Neil Fleshner
INTRODUCTION: Androgens have been implicated in both male pattern baldness (MPB) and prostate cancer (PCa). We set out to prospectively determine if men with independently assessed MPB are at higher risk for PCa at biopsy and determine if any grade associations exist. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 394 eligible patients presenting for prostate biopsy and independently determined their MPB pattern using the validated modified Norwood classification system (0: no balding; 1: frontal balding; 2: mild vertex balding; 3: moderate vertex balding; 4: sever vertex balding)...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086975/a-qualitative-study-of-women-s-and-health-providers-attitudes-and-acceptability-of-mistreatment-during-childbirth-in-health-facilities-in-guinea
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Mamadou Diouldé Balde, Abou Bangoura, Boubacar Alpha Diallo, Oumar Sall, Habibata Balde, Aïssatou Sona Niakate, Joshua P Vogel, Meghan A Bohren
BACKGROUND: Reducing maternal morbidity and mortality remains a key health challenge in Guinea. Anecdotal evidence suggests that women in Guinea are subjected to mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities, but limited research exists on this topic. This study was conducted to better understand the social norms and the acceptability of four scenarios of mistreatment during childbirth, from the perspectives of women and service providers. METHODS: This study used qualitative methods including in-depth interviews (IDIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs) with women of reproductive age, midwives, nurses and doctors...
January 13, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078678/a-seamless-phase-i-ii-dose-finding-trial-assessing-ingenol-disoxate-leo-43204-for-field-treatment-of-actinic-keratosis-on-the-scalp
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J Weiss, M Ulrich, M Bukhalo, M L Østerdal, B Bang, C W Hanke
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratosis (AK) is a common sun-related skin condition, which can progress to squamous cell carcinoma and occur in cancerised fields. OBJECTIVES: This Phase I/II trial investigated the safety and efficacy of ingenol disoxate as topical field therapy for patients with AK on the balding scalp. METHODS: Part 1 was a Phase I, open-label, dose-escalation trial investigating up to 6 doses of ingenol disoxate to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD)...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077145/perceptions-and-experiences-of-the-mistreatment-of-women-during-childbirth-in-health-facilities-in-guinea-a-qualitative-study-with-women-and-service-providers
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Mamadou Diouldé Balde, Boubacar Alpha Diallo, Abou Bangoura, Oumar Sall, Anne Marie Soumah, Joshua P Vogel, Meghan A Bohren
BACKGROUND: Every woman is entitled to respectful care during childbirth; so it is concerning to hear of informal reports of mistreatment during childbirth in Guinea. This study sought to explore the perceptions and experiences of mistreatment during childbirth, from the perspectives of women and service providers, and the analysis presents findings according to a typology of mistreatment during childbirth. METHODS: This study used qualitative methods (in-depth interviews (IDIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs)) and was conducted with four groups of participants: women of reproductive age, midwives, doctors, and administrators...
January 11, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073730/2014-anthrax-epidemic-in-koubia-prefecture-guinea-conakry
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M S Sow, M B Boushab, H Balde, A Camara, F B Sako, F A Traoré, M O S Diallo, M D Diallo, M Keita, A O Sylla, T M Tounkara, M Cissé
Anthrax disease is an anthropozoonosis caused by a Gram-positive bacterium, Bacillus anthracis. Our objective was to describe the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic features of the 2014 epidemic in Koubia prefecture. This retrospective study examined all of the anthrax cases reported in Fafaya, Koubia Prefecture. In March and April 2014, there were 39 cases of human anthrax reported, for an incidence of 1.135%. The mean age was 20.9 (± 18.3) with a sex ratio of 2.54 (28/11) in favor of men. Seventy-six percent (23/39) were single...
November 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058514/repeat-resection-for-recurrent-pulmonary-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer
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Stefan Sponholz, Moritz Schirren, Natalie Baldes, Selma Oguzhan, Joachim Schirren
PURPOSE: Resection of recurrent lung metastases from colorectal cancer is not completely investigated. We analyzed overall survival and prognosticators after metastasectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our database of 238 patients with lung metastases of colorectal cancer, undergoing metastasectomy with systematic lymph node dissection from 1999 to 2014. Lymph node metastases were found in 55 patients, and liver metastases were found in 79 patients. RESULTS: The 5- and 10-year survival rates for all patients were 48 and 32%...
January 5, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056117/alopecia-following-bicoronal-incisions
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Sameep Kadakia, Arvind Badhey, Sara Ashai, Thomas S Lee, Yadranko Ducic
Importance: Multiple techniques may be used to perform bicoronal incisions, and alopecia is a known postoperative complication of this procedure. To date, no large studies exist comparing alopecia outcomes among bicoronal incision techniques with and without the use of Raney clips. Objective: To determine (1) whether postoperative alopecia is more common when bicoronal incisions are performed with monopolar cautery, Colorado microdissection tip cautery, or traditional cold steel and (2) whether this outcome is affected by the use of Raney clips...
January 5, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052056/genome-wide-in-vivo-screen-identifies-novel-host-regulators-of-metastatic-colonization
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Louise van der Weyden, Mark J Arends, Andrew D Campbell, Tobias Bald, Hannah Wardle-Jones, Nicola Griggs, Martin Del Castillo Velasco-Herrera, Thomas Tüting, Owen J Sansom, Natasha A Karp, Simon Clare, Diane Gleeson, Edward Ryder, Antonella Galli, Elizabeth Tuck, Emma L Cambridge, Thierry Voet, Iain C Macaulay, Kim Wong, Sarah Spiegel, Anneliese O Speak, David J Adams
Metastasis is the leading cause of death for cancer patients. This multi-stage process requires tumour cells to survive in the circulation, extravasate at distant sites, then proliferate; it involves contributions from both the tumour cell and tumour microenvironment ('host', which includes stromal cells and the immune system). Studies suggest the early steps of the metastatic process are relatively efficient, with the post-extravasation regulation of tumour growth ('colonization') being critical in determining metastatic outcome...
January 12, 2017: Nature
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