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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542247/genetic-polymorphism-of-merozoite-surface-protein-2-msp-2-in-plasmodium-falciparum-isolates-from-pawe-district-north-west-ethiopia
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Hussein Mohammed, Moges Kassa, Ashenafi Assefa, Mekonnen Tadesse, Amha Kebede
BACKGROUND: In malaria endemic regions, Plasmodium falciparum infection is characterized by extensive genetic diversity. Describing this diversity provides important information about the local malaria situation. This study was conducted to evaluate the extent of genetic diversity of P. falciparum in Pawe district, North West Ethiopia, using the highly polymorphic merozoite surface protein 2 gene. METHODS: Atotal of 92 isolates from patients with uncomplicated P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541150/evaluation-of-pathogen-specific-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-white-tailed-deer-odocoileus-virginianus
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Sylvia I Wanzala, Mitchell V Palmer, Wade R Waters, Tyler C Thacker, Michelle Carstensen, Dominic A Travis, Srinand Sreevatsan
OBJECTIVE To develop a noninvasive biomarker-based detection system specific for Mycobacterium bovis for monitoring infection in wild animals. SAMPLE Serum samples from 8 experimentally infected yearling white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and 3 age-matched control deer and from 393 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hunter-harvested white-tailed deer in northwest Minnesota. PROCEDURES 8 yearling deer were inoculated with 2 × 10(8) CFUs of virulent M bovis strain 1315 (day 0), and sera were obtained on days 0, 19, 48, and 60; sera were obtained from 3 uninoculated control deer on those same days...
June 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540833/registries-on-peritoneal-surface-malignancies-through-out-the-world-their-use-and-their-options
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Victor J Verwaal, Beate Rau, Faek Jamali, François Noël Gilly, Heikki Takala, Ignace de Hingh, Ingvar Syk, Jorg Pelz, Jurgen Mulsow, Kurt van der Speeten, Shigeki Kusamura, Lene Iversen, Faheez Mohamed, Olivier Glehen, Rami Younan, Roman Yarema, Santiago Gonzalez-Moreno, Sarah O'Dwyer, Yukata Yonemura, Paul Sugarbaker
The treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies ranges from palliative care to full cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy HIPEC. Ongoing monitoring of patient recruitment and volume is usually carried out through dedicated registries. With multiple registries available worldwide, we sought to investigate the nature, extent and value of existing worldwide CRS and HIPEC registries. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent out to all known major treatment centres...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536653/infant-feeding-counseling-and-knowledge-are-the-key-determinants-of-prelacteal-feeding-among-hiv-exposed-infants-attending-public-hospitals-in-ethiopia
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Melaku Kindie Yenit, Haregewoyn Genetu, Amare Tariku
BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that breastfeeding promotes optimal health and growth for infants and young children, inappropriate feeding practice, such as prelacteal feeding increases the risk of neonatal death and illness and remains a public health problem in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study assessed the prevalence of prelacteal feeding and associated factors among HIV positive mothers with children aged 7-20 months attending government hospitals in North Gondar zone, northwest Ethiopia...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533857/antibiogram-profile-of-uropathogens-isolated-at-bahir-dar-regional-health-research-laboratory-centre-northwest-ethiopia
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Awoke Derbie, Derese Hailu, Daniel Mekonnen, Bayeh Abera, Gashaw Yitayew
INTRODUCTION: Antimicrobial resistance among bacteria that cause urinary tract infection (UTI) has been increasing since the introduction of chemotherapy. This study was aimed to assess the types of isolates from patients with UTI and to determine their current antimicrobial susceptibility profile. METHODS: A record based retrospective analysis of bacterial uropathogens processed in the period of January 2012 to December 2014 at Bahir Dar Health Research Laboratory Center (BRHRLC) was determined...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531952/groundwater-quality-in-the-alluvial-aquifer-system-of-northwest-india-new-evidence-of-the-extent-of-anthropogenic-and-geogenic-contamination
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D J Lapworth, G Krishan, A M MacDonald, M S Rao
Groundwater depletion has been widely studied in northwest India, but water quality concerns are still poorly constrained. In this study, we explore the hydrochemistry of the top 160m of the aquifer system, through detailed field studies in the Bist-Doab region, considering both anthropogenic and geogenic controls. A detailed comparison is made between sites dominated by urban and agricultural landuse. Salinity, nitrate, chloride and lead concentrations are significantly higher in the shallow (0-50m) groundwater system due to surface anthropogenic contaminant loading from agricultural and urban sources...
May 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531821/examining-the-physical-health-and-lifestyle-of-young-people-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-a-qualitative-study-involving-service-users-parents-and-clinicians
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Rebekah Carney, Jack Cotter, Tim Bradshaw, Alison R Yung
Emerging evidence suggests young people at ultra-high risk for psychosis (UHR) are also at-risk for poor physical health, and display high rates of modifiable cardiometabolic risk factors. However, before we can develop effective interventions there is a need to understand factors affecting lifestyle choices in the UHR group. We conducted semi-structured qualitative interviews with 20 UHR individuals (50% male; mean age 21.7), 5 parents (4 mothers, 1 father), and 6 clinicians from early intervention services in the Northwest of England to identify barriers and facilitators to living a healthy lifestyle, including achieving regular exercise, eating well and refraining from excessive substance use...
May 16, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531221/human-paleodiet-and-animal-utilization-strategies-during-the-bronze-age-in-northwest-yunnan-province-southwest-china
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Lele Ren, Xin Li, Lihong Kang, Katherine Brunson, Honggao Liu, Weimiao Dong, Haiming Li, Rui Min, Xu Liu, Guanghui Dong
Reconstructing ancient diets and the use of animals and plants augment our understanding of how humans adapted to different environments. Yunnan Province in southwest China is ecologically and environmentally diverse. During the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods, this region was occupied by a variety of local culture groups with diverse subsistence systems and material culture. In this paper, we obtained carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) isotopic ratios from human and faunal remains in order to reconstruct human paleodiets and strategies for animal exploitation at the Bronze Age site of Shilinggang (ca...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528902/x-cells-are-globally-distributed-genetically-divergent-fish-parasites-related-to-perkinsids-and-dinoflagellates
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Mark A Freeman, Janina Fuss, Árni Kristmundsson, Marit F M Bjorbækmo, Jean-François Mangot, Javier Del Campo, Patrick J Keeling, Kamran Shalchian-Tabrizi, David Bass
"X-cells" have long been associated with tumor-like formations (xenomas) in marine fish, including many of commercial interest. The name was first used to refer to the large polygonal cells that were found in epidermal xenomas from flatfish from the Pacific Northwest [1]. Similar looking cells from pseudobranchial xenomas had previously been reported from cod in the Atlantic [2] and Pacific Oceans [3]. X-cell pathologies have been reported from five teleost orders: Pleuronectiformes (flatfish), Perciformes (perch-like fish), Gadiformes (cods), Siluriformes (catfish), and Salmoniformes (salmonids)...
May 13, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525610/searching-for-clues-for-eighteen-years-deciphering-the-ecological-determinants-of-cryptococcus-gattii-on-vancouver-island-british-columbia
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Emily Sohanna Acheson, Eleni Galanis, Karen Bartlett, Sunny Mak, Brian Klinkenberg
Cryptococcus gattii emerged on Vancouver Island in 1999 for unknown reasons, causing human and animal fatalities and illness. The apparent emergence of this fungus in another temperate area, this time in the Pacific Northwest, suggests the fungus may have expanded its ecological niche. Yet studies that directly examine the potential roles of climatic and land use changes on C. gattii are still lacking. We aim to summarize the existing global literature on the ecology of C. gattii, with particular focus on the gap in knowledge surrounding the potential effects of climatic and land use changes...
May 19, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525586/prevalence-and-correlates-of-frailty-among-community-dwelling-chinese-older-adults-the-china-health-and-retirement-longitudinal-study
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Chenkai Wu, Ellen Smit, Qian-Li Xue, Michelle C Odden
Background.: Frailty is an age-related clinical syndrome of decreased resilience to stressors and is associated with numerous adverse outcomes. Although there is preponderance of literature on frailty in developed countries, limited investigations have been conducted in less developed regions including China-a country that has the world's largest aging population. We examined frailty prevalence in China by socio-demographics and geographic region, and investigated correlates of frailty...
May 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525287/occurrence-of-enterococcus-faecalis-and-enterococcus-faecium-in-various-clinical-infections-detection-of-their-drug-resistance-and-virulence-determinants
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Ali Jahansepas, Mohammad Aghazadeh, Mohammad Ahangarzadeh Rezaee, Alka Hasani, Yaeghob Sharifi, Toofan Aghazadeh, Jalal Mardaneh
The aim of this study was to characterize virulence determinants and antibiotic resistance profiles in enterococci obtained from various clinical sources in the northwest of Iran. A total of 160 enterococcal clinical isolates from various wards of University Teaching Hospitals were collected and specified by biochemical test, from September 2014 to July 2015. Identification of enterococci was confirmed by multiplex PCR in the genus and species level. Antibiotic resistance properties and virulence determinants were examined by phenotypic and molecular methods...
May 19, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521293/determination-of-il-1b-rs16944-and-il-6-rs1800796-genetic-polymorphisms-in-iga-nephropathy-in-a-northwest-chinese-han-population
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Daofa Zhang, Maowei Xie, Xiaohong Yang, Yin Zhang, Yan Su, Yanni Wang, Haiyang Huang, Hui Han, Wenning Li, Keying Fu, Huiluan Su, Wentan Xu, Yeguang Han, Ru Wang, Pei Zhang, Wei Wu, Yun Huang, Daojun Chen, Tianbo Jin, Jiali Wei
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common form of primary glomerulonephritis worldwide, but etiology and pathogenesis continue to be poorly understood. Polymorphisms in the cytokine genes may play a role in the etiology and pathogenesis of IgAN. The incidence of different between diverse ethnic groups suggested important genetic influences on its pathogenesis.We genotype 10 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL-1B and IL-6 gene using Sequenom Mass-ARRAY technology from 417 IgAN patients and 463 healthy controls of the Chinese Han population...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514963/patient-centered-primary-care-for-adults-at-high-risk-for-auds-the-choosing-healthier-drinking-options-in-primary-care-choice-trial
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Katharine A Bradley, Evette Joy Ludman, Laura J Chavez, Jennifer F Bobb, Susan J Ruedebusch, Carol E Achtmeyer, Joseph O Merrill, Andrew J Saxon, Ryan M Caldeiro, Diane M Greenberg, Amy K Lee, Julie E Richards, Rachel M Thomas, Theresa E Matson, Emily C Williams, Eric Hawkins, Gwen Lapham, Daniel R Kivlahan
BACKGROUND: Most patients with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) never receive alcohol treatment, and experts have recommended management of AUDs in primary care. The Choosing Healthier Drinking Options In primary CarE (CHOICE) trial was a randomized controlled effectiveness trial of a novel intervention for primary care patients at high risk for AUDs. This report describes the conceptual and scientific foundation of the CHOICE model of care, critical elements of the CHOICE trial design consistent with the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR), results of recruitment, and baseline characteristics of the enrolled sample...
May 17, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514726/retrospective-analysis-of-risk-factors-associated-with-kawasaki-disease-in-china
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Lihua Bai, Tienan Feng, Lifang Yang, Yi Zhang, Xuejuan Jiang, Jiayao Liao, Lihua Chen, Xiaoyan Feng, Yanming Rong, Yuehua Li, Zhiqiang Qin, Jing Qiao
In order to provide early intervention for coronary artery lesion (CAL) caused by Kawasaki Disease (KD), we analyzed clinical characteristics of typical and incomplete KD cases from 1998 to 2008 in Northwest and Central China. A total of 383 patients included 298 cases of typical KD and 85 cases of incomplete KD. The morbidity of incomplete KD was 28.5%, a percentage significantly lower than that of typical KD. The occurrence of bulbar conjunctiva congestion, erythra, crissum red, film-like decrustation, lip red, rhagades, raspberry tongue, bilateral toe-end decrustation, limb sclerosis, cervical lymph nodes enlargement, agitation and irritability in incomplete KD group was lower than that in the group of typical KD (p < 0...
April 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512582/factors-affecting-utilization-of-voluntary-hiv-counseling-and-testing-services-among-teachers-in-awi-zone-northwest-ethiopia
#16
Woudneh Gereme Desta, Mulusew Alemneh Sinishaw, Kelemu Dessie Bizuneh
HIV/AIDS affects the basic educational sector which is the most productive segment of the population and vital to the creation of human capital. The loss of skilled and experienced teachers due to the problem is increasingly compromising the provision of quality education in most African countries. The study was proposed to determine the magnitude of VCT utilization and assess contributing factors that affect VCT service utilization among secondary school teachers in Awi Zone. A cross-sectional study design was conducted among 588 participants in 2014...
2017: AIDS Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512225/high-arctic-holocene-temperature-record-from-the-agassiz-ice-cap-and-greenland-ice-sheet-evolution
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Benoit S Lecavalier, David A Fisher, Glenn A Milne, Bo M Vinther, Lev Tarasov, Philippe Huybrechts, Denis Lacelle, Brittany Main, James Zheng, Jocelyne Bourgeois, Arthur S Dyke
We present a revised and extended high Arctic air temperature reconstruction from a single proxy that spans the past ∼12,000 y (up to 2009 CE). Our reconstruction from the Agassiz ice cap (Ellesmere Island, Canada) indicates an earlier and warmer Holocene thermal maximum with early Holocene temperatures that are 4-5 °C warmer compared with a previous reconstruction, and regularly exceed contemporary values for a period of ∼3,000 y. Our results show that air temperatures in this region are now at their warmest in the past 6,800-7,800 y, and that the recent rate of temperature change is unprecedented over the entire Holocene...
May 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511940/comparative-efficacy-of-benthic-biotic-indices-in-assessing-the-ecological-quality-status-ecoqs-of-the-stressed-ulhas-estuary-india
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Jyoti Mulik, Soniya Sukumaran, Tatiparthi Srinivas, Tejal Vijapure
Ecostatus of Ulhas estuary, one of the most polluted estuaries along the industrialized and urbanized northwest coast of India, was evaluated by six widely accepted benthic indices viz. H'(log2), AMBI, M-AMBI, BENTIX, BOPA and BO2A to test their efficiency in a tropical setting. The mesohaline zone, which presented eutrophic conditions, was classified as 'bad' by all indices due to the azoic status. Despite significant correlations obtained between indices, there were discrepancies in the accurate level of EcoQS assigned to each station...
May 13, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510678/trends-and-patterns-of-geographic-variation-in-cardiovascular-mortality-among-us-counties-1980-2014
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Gregory A Roth, Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Amelia Bertozzi-Villa, Rebecca W Stubbs, Chloe Morozoff, Mohsen Naghavi, Ali H Mokdad, Christopher J L Murray
Importance: In the United States, regional variation in cardiovascular mortality is well-known but county-level estimates for all major cardiovascular conditions have not been produced. Objective: To estimate age-standardized mortality rates from cardiovascular diseases by county. Design and Setting: Deidentified death records from the National Center for Health Statistics and population counts from the US Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Human Mortality Database from 1980 through 2014 were used...
May 16, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510465/cigarette-and-water-pipe-use-in-iran-geographical-distribution-and-time-trends-among-the-adult-population-a-pooled-analysis-of-national-steps-surveys-2006-2009
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Saeed Nemati, Ali Rafei, Neal D Freedman, Akbar Fotouhi, Fereshteh Asgary, Kazem Zendehdel
OBJECTIVE: To assess the geographical distribution and time trends of manufactured cigarette and water-pipe use among Iranian adult population. METHOD: Pooled data from four consecutive nationally and provincially representative STEPS surveys, 2006-2009, were analyzed. Prevalence of current daily manufactured cigarette smokers, current daily water-pipe and current daily dual users and associated 95%CIs were estimated using complex sample analysis techniques. RESULTS: Overall, the prevalence of current daily tobacco use, including cigarette and water-pipe, was estimated 23...
May 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
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