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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749278/survey-of-anaplasma-phagocytophilum-antibodies-in-captive-przewalski-s-horses-equus-ferus-przewalskii
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Richard R Sim, Luis R Padilla, Priscilla H Joyner, Paul Anikis, Copper Aitken-Palmer
Anaplasma phagocytophilum (formerly Ehrlichia equi ) is a tickborne pathogen of domestic horses and the causative agent of equine granulocytic anaplasmosis. After the occurrence of clinical anaplasmosis in a Przewalski's horse ( Equus ferus przewalskii) housed at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in 2008, opportunistic serosurveillance of the herd was initiated. From 2008 to 2014, 57 serum samples were collected from 27 individuals (10 males; 17 females). Using indirect immunofluorescent antibody assays for anti- Anaplasma phagocytophilum antibodies, it was determined that prevalence was 53%...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749257/first-record-of-hematologic-values-in-free-living-and-captive-maned-sloths-bradypus-torquatus-xenartha-bradypodidae
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Lilian S Catenacci, Aisla Nascimento, Elza S Muniz-Neta, Camila R Cassano, Sharon L Deem, Elizabeth S Travassos da Rosa, Patricia Parker, Alexandre D Munhoz
Bradypus torquatus is a rare and endemic sloth species from the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Due to a lack of medical information including hematologic reference parameters for the species, hematologic baseline values were determined using samples from 14 clinically healthy B. torquatus , under captive (n = 7) and free-living (n = 7) conditions in Bahia State, Brazil. Additionally, the morphology of the blood cells is presented, with a demonstration that the Barr body chromosome may assist with sex determination of the species...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749090/relationships-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-monoamine-metabolite-levels-with-clinical-variables-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Hyung Shin Yoon, Kotaro Hattori, Shintaro Ogawa, Daimei Sasayama, Miho Ota, Toshiya Teraishi, Hiroshi Kunugi
OBJECTIVE: Many studies have investigated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) monoamine metabolite levels in depressive disorders. However, their clinical significance is still unclear. We tried to determine whether CSF monoamine metabolite levels could be a state-dependent marker for major depressive disorder (MDD) based on analyses stratified by clinical variables in a relatively large sample. METHODS: Subjects were 75 patients with MDD according to DSM-IV criteria and 87 healthy controls, matched for age, sex, and ethnicity (Japanese)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748887/nondiabetic-renal-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ikram Mami, Amel Harzallah, Hayet Kaaroud, Raja Aoudia, Fethi Ben Hamida, Rim Goucha, Taieb Ben Abdallah
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the major complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The diagnosis of DN is mostly clinical. Kidney biopsy is indicated only if nondiabetic renal disease (NDRD) is suspected. This study is aimed to assess the prevalence of NDRD and to determine predictor and prognostic factors of DN, NDRD. It was a retrospective analytic study including T2DM patients in whom renal biopsies were performed at our department from 1988 to 2014. Seventy-five patients were included. Mean age was 52...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748774/exposure-to-parental-psychopathology-and-offspring-s-risk-of-suicide-related-thoughts-and-behaviours-a-systematic-review
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S M Goodday, J Shuldiner, S Bondy, A E Rhodes
AIMS: The primary objective of this systematic review was to identify and synthesise analytic studies examining the association between exposure to parental psychopathology in childhood and the nature of subsequent suicide-related thoughts (SRT) and suicide-related behaviour (SRB) (severity of ideation, planned/unplanned attempts/lethality) and to describe the direction, and magnitude of associations. The secondary objective was to determine if the associations from the primary objective differ by the type(s) and timing of parental psychopathology, sex/gender of the parent and child and is mediated by child psychiatric symptoms and family functioning...
July 27, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748389/predisposing-factors-associated-with-atypical-femur-fracture-among-postmenopausal-korean-women-receiving-bisphosphonate-therapy-8%C3%A2-years-experience-in-a-single-center
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J H Koh, J P Myong, J Yoo, Y-W Lim, J Lee, S-K Kwok, S-H Park, J H Ju
The risk factors for atypical femur fracture in patients exposed to bisphosphonates for at least 1 year were examined. Prolonged and continuous use of bisphosphonates, long-term use of glucocorticoids, and a higher body mass index were associated with increased risk of atypical femur fracture. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the present study is to determine whether rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other clinical factors are associated with an increased risk of bisphosphonate (BP)-related atypical femur fracture (AFF)...
July 27, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748101/evaluation-of-a-hockey-deceased-organ-donation-awareness-campaign-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Kyla L Naylor, Susan McKenzie, Cindy Cherry, Eric McArthur, Alvin H Li, Megan K McCallum, S Joseph Kim, Versha Prakash, Gregory A Knoll, Amit X Garg
BACKGROUND: The Kidney Foundation of Canada developed a pilot campaign to educate persons attending junior hockey league games in London, Ontario, Canada, on deceased organ donation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a hockey campaign on the number of new organ and tissue donor registrants. DESIGN: Population-based retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Residents of London, Ontario. PATIENTS: We included 255 476 individuals eligible to register for organ donation with a London, Ontario postal code...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747998/community-engagement-in-sexual-health-and-uptake-of-hiv-testing-and-syphilis-testing-among-msm-in-china-a-cross-sectional-online-survey
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Tiange P Zhang, Chuncheng Liu, Larry Han, Weiming Tang, Jessica Mao, Terrence Wong, Ye Zhang, Songyuan Tang, Bin Yang, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D Tucker
Introduction: HIV and syphilis testing rates remain low among men who have sex with men (MSM) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Community engagement has been increasingly used to promote HIV testing among key populations in high-income countries, often in settings with stronger civil society. This study aimed to assess socio-demographic, behavioural, and community engagement factors associated with HIV and syphilis testing among MSM in China. Methods: MSM ≥16 years old who had condomless sex in the past three months were recruited nationwide to complete a cross-sectional online survey in November 2015...
2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747962/factors-related-to-the-diagnostic-yield-of-flexible-bronchoscopy-without-guidance-in-bronchoscopically-invisible-peripheral-lung-lesions
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Hye Seon Kang, Jick Hwan Ha, Hyeon Hui Kang, Chang Dong Yeo, Chin Kook Rhee, Sung Kyoung Kim, Hwa Sik Moon, Sang Haak Lee
BACKGROUND: We aimed to analyze the factors predicting the diagnostic performance of flexible bronchoscopy without guidance in peripheral lung lesions that are endoscopically invisible. METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted in St. Paul's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, between January 2007 and March 2013. We included all patients who received bronchoscopy during this period. The analyzed variables were age, sex, the etiology of the lesion, lesion size, distance from the pleura, and presence of the bronchus sign...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747890/longitudinal-associations-of-leptin-and-adiponectin-with-heart-rate-variability-in-children
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Roos Van De Wielle, Nathalie Michels
For early prevention of cardiovascular disease, early detection and risk factor insights are necessary. The autonomic balance reflects cardiovascular risk and can be measured by heart rate variability (HRV). Therefore, our purpose is to examine associations between HRV and the energy-related biomarkers leptin and adiponectin in children. Participants of this study were Belgian children recruited for the longitudinal ChiBS study (year 2010-2012). HRV was measured and fasting blood samples were taken in 249 children at baseline (4...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747836/the-evaluation-of-burnout-and-job-satisfaction-levels-in-residents-of-pediatrics
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Murat Anıl, Ali Yurtseven, İlkay Yurtseven, Mevlüt Ülgen, Ayşe Berna Anıl, Mehmet Helvacı, Nejat Aksu
AIM: The aim of the study was to examine the level of job-related burnout and the level of job satisfaction among residents of pediatrics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 102 residents of pediatrics who were trained in two Ministry of Health teaching and research hospitals and in two university hospitals in Izmir were included in the study. Demographic data (age, sex), lifestyle (living with parents or not, marital status, number of children) and professional characteristics (total time spent in profession, time spent in residency, number of night shifts per month, institution type: teaching hospital/university) were collected...
June 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747810/differences-in-social-preference-between-the-sexes-during-ontogeny-drive-segregation-in-a-precocial-species
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Mark A Whiteside, Jayden O van Horik, Ellis J G Langley, Christine E Beardsworth, Philippa R Laker, Joah R Madden
ABSTRACT: Hypotheses for why animals sexually segregate typically rely on adult traits, such as differences in sexual roles causing differential habitat preferences, or size dimorphism inducing differences in diet or behaviour. However, segregation can occur in juveniles before such roles or size dimorphism is well established. In young humans, leading hypotheses suggest that (1) sexes differ in their activity and the synchronisation of behaviour causes segregation and (2) sexes separate in order to learn and maximise future reproductive roles...
2017: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747444/recurrence-risk-of-ictal-asystole-in-epilepsy
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Kevin G Hampel, Roland D Thijs, Christian E Elger, Rainer Surges
OBJECTIVE: To determine the recurrence risk of ictal asystole (IA) and its determining factors in people with epilepsy. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of published cases with IA in 3 databases and additionally searched our local database for patients with multiple seizures simultaneously recorded with ECG and EEG and at least one IA. IA recurrence risk was estimated by including all seizures without knowledge of the chronological order. Various clinical features were assessed by an individual patient data meta-analysis...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747408/respiratory-muscle-endurance-training-reduces-the-o2-cost-of-cycling-and-perceived-exertion-in-obese-adolescents
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Desy Salvadego, Alessandro Sartorio, Fiorenza Agosti, Gabriella Tringali, Alessandra Patrizi, Miriam Isola, Antonella LoMauro, Andrea Aliverti, Bruno Grassi
In obesity the increased O2 cost of breathing negatively affects the O2 cost of exercise and exercise tolerance. The purpose of the study was to determine whether, in obese adolescents, the addition of respiratory muscle endurance training (RMET) (isocapnic hyperpnea) to a standard body mass reduction program decreases the O2 cost of exercise and perceived exertion and increases exercise tolerance. 9 male obese adolescents (16.0±1.4 years [x±SD], body mass 114.4±22.3 kg) underwent 3 weeks of RMET (5 days/week); 8 age-and sex- matched obese adolescents underwent the standard body mass reduction program (CTRL)...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747330/effects-of-randomized-whey-protein-loads-on-energy-intake-appetite-gastric-emptying-and-plasma-gut-hormone-concentrations-in-older-men-and-women
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Caroline Giezenaar, Laurence G Trahair, Natalie D Luscombe-Marsh, Trygve Hausken, Scott Standfield, Karen L Jones, Kylie Lange, Michael Horowitz, Ian Chapman, Stijn Soenen
Background: Protein- and energy-rich supplements are used widely for the management of malnutrition in the elderly. Information about the effects of protein on energy intake and related gastrointestinal mechanisms and whether these differ between men and women is limited.Objective: We determined the effects of whey protein on energy intake, appetite, gastric emptying, and gut hormones in healthy older men and women.Design: Eight older women and 8 older men [mean ± SEM age: 72 ± 1 y; body mass index (in kg/m(2)): 25 ± 1] were studied on 3 occasions in which they received protein loads of 30 g (120 kcal) or 70 g (280 kcal) or a flavored water control drink (0 kcal)...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747198/population-based-prevalence-survey-of-follicular-trachoma-and-trachomatous-trichiasis-in-the-casamance-region-of-senegal
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Emma M Harding-Esch, Julbert Kadimpeul, Boubacar Sarr, Awa Sane, Souleymane Badji, Mass Laye, Ansumana Sillah, Sarah E Burr, David MacLeod, Anna R Last, Martin J Holland, David C Mabey, Robin L Bailey
BACKGROUND: Trachoma, caused by ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis, is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. We conducted the first population-based trachoma prevalence survey in the Casamance region of Senegal to enable the Senegalese National Eye Care Programme (NECP) to plan its trachoma control activities. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines state that any individual with trachomatous trichiasis (TT) should be offered surgery, but that surgery should be prioritised where the prevalence is >0...
July 26, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747144/abcg2-c-421c-a-is-associated-with-outcomes-following-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Solomon M Adams, Yvette P Conley, Dianxu Ren, David O Okonkwo, Ava Puccio, C Edward Dixon, Robert Sb Clark, Patrick M Kochanek, Philip E Empey
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death with no pharmacologic treatments that improve outcomes. Transporter proteins participate in TBI recovery by maintaining the CNS biochemical milieu. Genetic variations in transporters that alter expression and/or function have been associated with TBI outcomes. The ATP-binding cassette transporter, ABCG2, is a uric acid (UA) transporter that effluxes UA from cells in the CNS and is responsible for systemic UA clearance. Uric acid is a CNS antioxidant and/or a biomarker that might support TBI recovery...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747143/the-relationship-between-physical-activity-fitness-physical-complaints-and-bmi-in-german-adults-results-of-a-longitudinal-study
#18
Susanne A Tittlbach, Darko Jekauc, Steffen C E Schmidt, Alexander Woll, Klaus Bös
OBJECTIVES: This study's aims were to describe the development of physical activity, physical fitness (PF), subjective (physical complaints (PC)) and objective (Body mass index (BMI)) health measures and to examine the relationship between the development trajectories. In addition, the study also aimed to assess the influence of sociodemographic determinants (age, sex, socioeconomic status (SES)) in German adults over a period of 18 years. METHODS: The longitudinal study population comprises of 721 men and women, aged 33-76 years over the study period...
September 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746718/association-of-incident-amelanotic-melanoma-with-phenotypic-characteristics-mc1r-status-and-prior-amelanotic-melanoma
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Steven Vernali, Weston T Waxweiler, Patrick M Dillon, Peter A Kanetsky, Irene Orlow, Li Luo, Klaus J Busam, Anne Kricker, Bruce K Armstrong, Hoda Anton-Culver, Stephen B Gruber, Richard P Gallagher, Roberto Zanetti, Stefano Rosso, Lidia Sacchetto, Terence Dwyer, Anne E Cust, David W Ollila, Colin B Begg, Marianne Berwick, Nancy E Thomas
Importance: We previously reported that survival is poorer from histopathologically amelanotic than pigmented melanoma because of more advanced stage at diagnosis. Identifying patients at risk of amelanotic melanoma might enable earlier diagnosis and improved survival; however, the phenotypic characteristics and underlying genetics associated with amelanotic melanoma are unknown. Objective: To determine whether phenotypic characteristics, carriage of MC1R variants, and history of amelanotic melanoma are associated with histopathologically amelanotic melanoma...
July 26, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746702/identifying-an-optimal-adjuvant-radiotherapy-dose-for-extremity-and-trunk-merkel-cell-carcinoma-following-resection-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
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Sagar A Patel, Muhammad M Qureshi, Debjani Sahni, Minh Tam Truong
Importance: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive cutaneous neuroendocrine neoplasm with a high risk of recurrence following resection. Despite a rising incidence over the past 3 decades, there is a paucity of prospective data owing to the rarity of this disease. Objective: To determine the optimal adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) dose following resection of localized MCC of the extremities or trunk. Design, Setting, and Participants: Using the National Cancer Database, a large national database consisting of a heterogeneous population and treatment settings, we retrospectively analyzed a cohort of 2093 patients 18 years or older with stage I to III MCC of the extremities and/or trunk treated with definitive surgery and adjuvant RT between 1998 and 2011...
July 26, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
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