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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045726/efficacy-and-safety-outcomes-in-systematic-reviews-of-interventions-for-postoperative-pain-in-children-comparison-against-the-recommended-core-outcome-set
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Krste Boric, Svjetlana Dosenovic, Antonia Jelicic Kadic, Matija Boric, Milka Jeric, Livia Puljak
Objective: To investigate the range of efficacy and safety outcomes used in systematic reviews (SRs) of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions for postoperative pain in children and compare them with outcome domains recommended in the Pediatric Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (PedIMMPACT). Methods: Five electronic databases were searched: MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DARE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO...
October 16, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043828/a-lu-16-individual-with-antibodies
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Carole Éthier, Cynthia Parent, Anne-Sophie Lemay, Nadia Baillargeon, Geneviève Laflamme, Josée Lavoie, Josée Perreault, Maryse St-Louis
Antibodies against Lutheran blood group antigens have been observed during first-time pregnancy. Samples from a woman of African descent were tested in our immunohematology laboratory on several occasions since 2001. Her samples were phenotyped as Lu(a+b-), and anti-Lub was suspected but not identified. She was asked to make autologous donations in preparation for her delivery, which she did. In 2010, two antibodies were identified: anti-Lea and -Lub. Six years later, a third investigation was requested. This time, an antibody directed at a high-prevalence Lutheran antigen was found in addition to the anti-Lea and -Lub previously observed...
September 2017: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042384/impact-of-internal-carotid-endarterectomy-on-visual-fields-a-non-randomised-prospective-cohort-study-in-austria
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Peter Konstantiniuk, Iris Steinbrugger, Stephan Koter, Johanna Muehlsteiner, Andreas Wedrich, Tina Cohnert
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to determine whether internal carotid endarterectomy is associated with visual field changes. METHODS: Between March 2007 and December 2010, a cohort study involved 29 patients with stenosis of the carotid artery. All patients underwent ophthalmoscopy and kinetic visual field examination (Goldmann perimetry) preoperatively and postoperatively. Furthermore, a detailed area calculation was performed. On both the operated and the contralateral side, the areas surrounded by the different isopters (isopter areas) were determined and preoperative and postoperative values compared...
October 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042240/coxiella-burnetii-and-rickettsia-conorii-two-zoonotic-pathogens-in-peridomestic-rodents-and-their-ectoparasites-in-nigeria
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Joshua Kamani, Gad Baneth, Ricardo Gutiérrez, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Kosta Y Mumcuoglu, Shimon Harrus
Rodents are hosts of numerous pathogenic agents of public health importance globally. Their ability to harbor these pathogens without showing overt clinical signs of disease has epidemiologic consequences. In some rural settings in Nigeria, humans and rodents do not only share feeds and abode, but the latter may end up on the table of the former as a source of protein, thereby increasing the risks of disease transmission. Molecular assays were used to detect and characterize two agents of zoonotic importance, Coxiella burnetii and Rickettsia spp...
October 12, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041476/segmented-detection-spr-sensor-based-on-seven-core-fiber
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Yong Wei, Yudong Su, Chunlan Liu, Yonghui Zhang, Xiangfei Nie, Zhihai Liu, Yu Zhang, Feng Peng
By using a seven-core fiber (SCF), we propose and demonstrate a novel segmented detection SPR sensor, which solves two bottlenecks about the fiber SPR sensor of low sensitivity and the difficulty in the multichannel detection. The proposed sensor has ultra high sensitivity and wide detection range because of employing the segmented detection technology. Besides that, the proposed sensor employs reflection-type time division multiplexing (TDM) technology in fiber multichannel detection for the first time. We couple light into and out of the six circularly symmetric distributed cores of the seven-core fiber to realize the three channel SPR sensing and testing...
September 4, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039164/-screening-for-newborn-organic-aciduria-in-zhejiang-province-prevalence-outcome-and-follow-up
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Fang Hong, Xinwen Huang, Yu Zhang, Jianbin Yang, Fan Tong, Huaqing Mao, Xiaolei Huang, Xuelian Zhou, Rulai Yang, Zhengyan Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the results and follow up data of screening for newborn organic aciduria in Zhejiang province. METHODS: The results and follow-up data of 1 861 262 newborns from Zhejiang province undergoing screening for organic aciduria during January 2009 and December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The acylcarnitine spectrum in urine samples was detected by tandem mass spectrum (MS/MS) and the positive patients were confirmed by urine gas chromatography mass spectrometry and/or gene analysis...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039061/erod-activity-chromosomal-damage-and-oxidative-stress-in-response-to-contaminants-exposure-in-tree-swallow-tachycineta-bicolor-nestlings-from-great-lakes-areas-of-concern
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Thomas W Custer, Christine M Custer, Paul M Dummer, Emilie Bigorgne, Elias M Oziolor, Natalie Karouna-Renier, Sandra Schultz, Richard A Erickson, Kevin Aagaard, Cole W Matson
Tree swallow, Tachycineta bicolor, nestlings were collected from 60 sites in the Great Lakes, which included multiple sites within 27 Areas of Concern (AOCs) and six sites not listed as AOCs from 2010 to 2014. Nestlings, approximately 12 days-of-age, were evaluated for ethoxyresorufin-O-dealkylase (EROD) activity, chromosomal damage, and six measures of oxidative stress. Data on each of these biomarkers were divided into four equal numbered groups from the highest to lowest values and the groups were compared to contaminant concentrations using multivariate analysis...
October 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038894/the-supraorbital-eyebrow-approach-for-removal-of-craniopharyngioma-in-children-a-case-series
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Ricardo Santos de Oliveira, Dinark Conceição Viana, Lucas Pires Augusto, Marcelo Volpon Santos, Hélio Rubens Machado
OBJECTIVE: Craniopharyngiomas can be a surgical challenge for the pediatric neurosurgeon. Ideally, total removal must be achieved. However, the need to reduce surgical morbidity and preserve quality of life has led to a number of neurosurgical approaches in order to attain this goal. The aim of this article is to present an alternative surgical approach to these lesions and to provide the rationale for this technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical charts and operative records of eight pediatric patients harboring craniopharyngiomas who underwent surgical treatment using a supraorbital eyebrow approach (SOA) were reviewed from 2014 to 2016...
October 16, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038751/combining-graph-and-flux-based-structures-to-decipher-phenotypic-essential-metabolites-within-metabolic-networks
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Julie Laniau, Clémence Frioux, Jacques Nicolas, Caroline Baroukh, Maria-Paz Cortes, Jeanne Got, Camille Trottier, Damien Eveillard, Anne Siegel
BACKGROUND: The emergence of functions in biological systems is a long-standing issue that can now be addressed at the cell level with the emergence of high throughput technologies for genome sequencing and phenotyping. The reconstruction of complete metabolic networks for various organisms is a key outcome of the analysis of these data, giving access to a global view of cell functioning. The analysis of metabolic networks may be carried out by simply considering the architecture of the reaction network or by taking into account the stoichiometry of reactions...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036826/what-can-quantitative-gait-analysis-tell-us-about-dementia-and-its-subtypes-a-structured-review
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Ríona Mc Ardle, Rosie Morris, Joanna Wilson, Brook Galna, Alan J Thomas, Lynn Rochester
Distinguishing dementia subtypes can be difficult due to similarities in clinical presentation. There is increasing interest in discrete gait characteristics as markers to aid diagnostic algorithms in dementia. This structured review explores the differences in quantitative gait characteristics between dementia and healthy controls, and between four dementia subtypes under single-task conditions: Alzheimer's disease (AD), dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia, and vascular dementia. Twenty-six papers out of an initial 5,211 were reviewed and interpreted using a validated model of gait...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034552/cervical-carcinomas-with-a-micropapillary-component-a-clinicopathological-study-of-8-cases
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Colin J R Stewart, M H E Koay, Connull Leslie, Nathan Acott, Yee C Leung
AIMS: Micropapillary carcinomas, or carcinomas with a micropapillary component, are well-recognised in the breast and other anatomical sites. However, they have seldom been described in the cervix. In this report we present a clinicopathological analysis of eight cervical tumours that showed at least a focal (≥5%) component of micropapillary carcinoma. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study group comprised eight cervical carcinomas (4 adenocarcinomas and 4 adenosquamous carcinomas) with a micropapillary component...
October 16, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034533/efficacy-tolerability-and-safety-of-cannabis-based-medicines-for-chronic-pain-management-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
W Häuser, F Petzke, M-A Fitzcharles
Medicinal cannabis has already entered mainstream medicine in some countries. This systematic review (SR) aimed at evaluating the efficacy, acceptability and safety of cannabis-based medicines for chronic pain management. Qualitative systematic review of SRs of randomized controlled trials with cannabis-based medicines for chronic pain management. The Cochrane databases of SRs, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects and PubMed were searched for SR published in the period January 2009 to January 2017. Assessment of the methodological quality of SR was performed by the AMSTAR checklist...
October 15, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033910/resistance-of-animal-strains-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-to-carbapenems
#13
Marisa Haenni, Maxime Bour, Pierre Châtre, Jean-Yves Madec, Patrick Plésiat, Katy Jeannot
Carbapenems are major antibiotics reserved to human medicine. This study aimed to investigate the mechanisms of carbapenem resistance of a selection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa veterinary strains from the French network Resapath. Thirty (5.7%) imipenem and/or meropenem non-susceptible P. aeruginosa of canine (n = 24), feline (n = 5), or bovine (n = 1) origin were identified in a large collection of 527 veterinary strains gathered by the Resapath. These resistant isolates belonged to 25 MultiLocus Sequence Types (MLST), of which 17 (68%) are shared with clinical (human) strains, such as high risk clones ST233 and ST395...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032474/discrepancy-between-the-initial-assessment-of-injury-severity-and-post-hoc-determination-of-injury-severity-in-patients-with-apparently-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-analysis
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S M Bossers, K M Pol, E P A Oude Ophuis, B Jacobs, M C Visser, S A Loer, C Boer, J van der Naalt, P Schober
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of trauma-related visits to emergency departments (ED). Determination of monitoring requirements of patients with apparently mild TBI is challenging. Patients may turn out to be more severely injured than initially assumed, and failure to identify these patients constitutes a serious threat to patient safety. We, therefore, aimed to identify clinical risk factors for more severe injuries in patients with apparently mild TBI. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort analysis performed at two level I trauma centers, 808 patients aged ≥ 16 presenting to the ED with head trauma and a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score 13-15 who received a head CT scan were studied...
October 14, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032394/clinical-performance-of-68-ga-psma-11-pet-mri-for-the-detection-of-recurrent-prostate-cancer-following-radical-prostatectomy
#15
Benedikt Kranzbühler, Hannes Nagel, Anton S Becker, Julian Müller, Martin Huellner, Paul Stolzmann, Urs Muehlematter, Matthias Guckenberger, Philipp A Kaufmann, Daniel Eberli, Irene A Burger
PURPOSE: Sensitive visualization of recurrent prostate cancer foci is a challenge in patients with early biochemical recurrence (EBR). The recently established (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT has significantly improved the detection rate with published values of up to 55% for patients with a serum PSA concentration between 0.2-0.5 ng/mL. The increased soft tissue contrast in the pelvis using simultaneous (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/MRI might further improve the detection rate in patients with EBR and low PSA values over PET/CT...
October 14, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032350/identifying-characteristics-of-the-most-severely-impaired-chronic-pain-patients-treated-at-a-specialized-inpatient-pain-clinic
#16
Eva-Britt Hysing, Lena Smith, Mans Thulin, Rolf Karlsten, Stephen Butler, Torsten Gordh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients suffering from chronic nonmalignant pain constitute a heterogeneous population in terms of clinical presentation and treatment results. Few data are available about what distinguishes different groups in this huge population of patients with chronic persistent pain (CPP). A subgroup that is poorly studied, consists of the most severely impaired chronic pain patients. At the Uppsala University Hospital Pain Clinic, there is a specialized department accepting the most complex patients for rehabilitation...
October 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031157/a-european-multi-centre-external-quality-assessment-eqa-study-on-phenotypic-and-genotypic-methods-used-for-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-drug-resistance-testing
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Baharak Afshar, David F Bibby, Renata Piorkowska, Natasha Ohemeng-Kumi, Robert Snoeck, Graciela Andrei, Sarah Gillemot, Florence Morfin, Emilie Frobert, Sonia Burrel, David Boutolleau, Brendan Crowley, Jean L Mbisa
BACKGROUND: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) drug resistance is a significant public health concern among immunocompromised individuals. Phenotypic assays are considered the gold standard method for detecting HSV drug resistance. However, plaque reduction assays (PRAs) are technically demanding, often with long turnaround times of up to four weeks. In contrast, genotypic tests can be performed within a few days. OBJECTIVES: The development and coordination of the first European External Quality Assessment (EQA) study to evaluate phenotypic and genotypic methods used for HSV drug resistance testing in specialised reference laboratories...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030311/potential-transmission-opportunity-of-ctx-m-producing-escherichia-coli-in-large-scale-chicken-farm-in-vietnam
#18
Ngan Bui Thi Kim, Huong Bui Thi Mai, Shuhei Ueda, Tuyen Le Danh, Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Itaru Hirai
OBJECTIVES: Extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli has been spread out worldwide. We investigated blaCTX-M-positive E. coli in a Vietnamese large-size chicken farm, and evaluated whether there was any different prevalence and molecular characters of blaCTX-M-positive E. coli between the large size chicken farm and a Vietnamese community. METHODS: Fecal samples were collected from 24 human individuals and 38 chickens of a large-scale chicken farm, and from 51 human and 36 chickens of a community...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030031/thermal-desorption-comprehensive-two-dimensional-gas-chromatography-coupled-to-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-for-vapour-phase-mainstream-tobacco-smoke-analysis
#19
Benjamin Savareear, Michał Brokl, Chris Wright, Jean-Francois Focant
A thermal desorption comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TD-GC×GC-TOFMS) method has been developed for the analysis of mainstream tobacco smoke (MTS) vapour phase (VP). The selection process of the sample introduction approach involved comparing the results obtained from three different approaches: a) use of gas sampling bag followed by SPME (Tedlar(®)-SPME), b) gas sampling bag followed by TD (Tedlar(®)-TD), and c) sampling directly on TD sorbents (Direct-TD)...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029367/genetic-diversity-of-plasmodium-falciparum-merozoite-surface-protein-1-block-2-glutamate-rich-protein-and-sexual-stage-antigen-pfs25-from-chandigarh-north-india
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Hargobinder Kaur, Rakesh Sehgal, Kapil Goyal, Nikita Makkar, Richa Yadav, Praveen K Bharti, Neeru Singh, Nilanju P Sarmah, Pradymna K Mohapatra, Jagadish Mahanta, Devendra Bansal, Ali A Sultan, Jagat R Kanwar
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the genetic diversity of P. falciparum in residual transmission foci of northern India. METHODS: Clinically suspected malaria patients were screened for malaria infection by microscopy. 48 P. falciparum-infected patients were enrolled from two tertiary care hospitals in Chandigarh, India. Blood samples were collected from enrolled patients, genomic DNA extraction and nested PCR was performed for further species confirmation. Sanger sequencing was carried out using block 2 region of msp1, R2 region of glurp and pfs25 specific primers...
October 13, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
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