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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445684/patient-staffing-and-health-centre-factors-associated-with-annual-testing-for-sexually-transmissible-infections-in-remote-primary-health-centres
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Belinda Hengel, Handan Wand, James Ward, Alice Rumbold, Linda Garton, Debbie Taylor-Thomson, Bronwyn Silver, Skye McGregor, Amalie Dyda, Jacqueline Mein, Janet Knox, Lisa Maher, John Kaldor, Rebecca Guy
Background: In high-incidence Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) settings, annual re-testing is an important public health strategy. Using baseline laboratory data (2009-10) from a cluster randomised trial in 67 remote Aboriginal communities, the extent of re-testing was determined, along with the associated patient, staffing and health centre factors. Methods: Annual testing was defined as re-testing in 9-15 months (guideline recommendation) and a broader time period of 5-15 months following an initial negative CT/NG test...
April 27, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445615/status-epilepticus-in-dogs-and-cats-part-1-etiopathogenesis-epidemiology-and-diagnosis
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Susan Blades Golubovic, John H Rossmeisl
OBJECTIVE: To review current knowledge of the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, and consequences of status epilepticus (SE) in veterinary patients. DATA SOURCES: Human and veterinary literature, including clinical and laboratory research and reviews. ETIOPATHOGENESIS: Status epilepticus is a common emergency in dogs and cats, and may be the first manifestation of a seizure disorder. It results from the failure of termination of an isolated seizure...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445195/protective-effect-of-botulinum-toxin-type-a-against-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-in-nc-nga-mice
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Sang Bum Han, Hyeree Kim, Sang Hyun Cho, Jin Ho Chung, Hei Sung Kim
BACKGROUND: Botulinum neurotoxin (BTX) A possesses various biological activities, including anti-inflammatory and antipruritic actions. Human and animal studies have shown that BTX is effective in treating histamine-induced itch, lichen simplex chronicus, psoriasis, rosacea, allergic rhinitis, and scar prevention. However, its effect on atopic dermatitis (AD) has not been studied yet. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of BTX on AD using a mouse model. The primary outcome was skin thickness and transepidermal water loss (TEWL), and the secondary outcome was the alteration in skin severity scores, histological, and laboratory test results...
April 24, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445098/comparative-analysis-of-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-testing-in-breast-cancer-according-to-2007-and-2013-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-college-of-american-pathologists-guideline-recommendations
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Wedad M Hanna, Elzbieta Slodkowska, Fang-I Lu, Houman Nafisi, Sharon Nofech-Mozes
Purpose To study the effect of the 2013 updates to the 2007 American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists recommendations for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) testing in breast cancer on testing patterns and interpretation in a large regional reference laboratory. Patients and Methods Patient cases with HER2 testing scores for breast biomarker evaluation were selected from our laboratory information system during two 12-month periods (2012 and 2014). The number of tests performed, type of specimens, proportion of HER2-positive and equivocal patient cases, and number of repeat tests on subsequent excisional specimens were examined and compared...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444965/serum-free-light-chain-quantitative-assays-dilemma-of-a-biomarker
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Giovanni Cigliana, Francesca Gulli, Cecilia Napodano, Krizia Pocino, Elena De Santis, Luigi Colacicco, Iole Cordone, Laura Conti, Umberto Basile
BACKGROUND: Serum free light chains detection assays are consistently meeting greater interest for the diagnosis and monitoring of monoclonal gammopathies and plasma cell dyscrasias. Nowadays, there are neither standardized methods nor reference material for the determination of free light chains; for this reason, it is important to compare two different assays used in clinical laboratory. METHODS: We evaluated 300 serum samples from patients with B-cell disorders and compared the analytical performances of both assay...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444827/fitness-costs-and-life-table-parameters-of-highly-insecticide-resistant-strains-of-plutella-xylostella-l-lepidoptera-plutellidae-at-different-temperatures
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Denise Steinbach, Gerald Moritz, Ralf Nauen
BACKGROUND: In many cases resistance alleles have been associated with fitness costs and are often dependent on environmental factors such as temperature. Here, we studied the effects of temperature on the overall fitness, including development, survival, and reproduction of three insecticide resistant and one susceptible strain of diamondback moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella (L.). RESULTS: The broader cross-resistance profile of the resistant strains previously selected by diamide and benzoylurea insecticides was tested...
April 26, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444565/technological-applications-of-organo-montmorillonites-in-the-removal-of-pyrimethanil-from-water-adsorption-desorption-and-flocculation-studies
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Federico M Flores, Tomas Undabeytia, Esmeralda Morillo, Rosa M Torres Sánchez
Pyrimethanil (2-aniline-4, 6-dimethylpyrimidine, PRM) is used in fruit packing plants to control fungal infections and diseases. The effluents greatly polluted with this fungicide, as a point source contamination, need to be technologically treated for their regeneration before they reach water bodies. This work evaluates the use of organo-montmorillonites, synthetized in our laboratory, for their application in adsorption and coagulation/flocculation processes for the removal of PRM from water. The adsorption-desorption performance of PRM in a raw montmorillonite (Mt) and several organo-montmorillonites (organo-Mt) obtained by different amounts and types of exchanged surfactants (octadecyltrimethylammonium (ODTMA) and didodecyldimethylammonium (DDAB) bromides and benzyltrimethylammonium chloride (BTMA)) was studied...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443592/the-significance-of-a-neglected-romanian-book-the-methods-of-the-clinical-laboratory-by-ioan-manta-and-alexandru-ciplea
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Cristian Barsu
"The Methods of Clinical Laboratory" was the first comprehensive Romanian book in the medical laboratory field, having utility in clinical practice. It was written by Prof. Ioan Manta (1900-1979) and Alexandru Ciplea (1912-1988), both from the Cluj Faculty of Medicine. The volume was published for the first time in 1944, during the refuge of this Faculty in Sibiu, and for the second time in 1947, in Cluj. Our aim is to make a brief analysis of its structure and to put into evidence the importance of this book for the Romanian laboratory medicine, some techniques (e...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442699/does-the-rapid-fecal-calprotectin-test-equally-predict-mucosal-inflammation-in-both-ulcerative-colitis-uc-and-crohn-s-disease-cd-a-prospective-analysis-of-an-ibd-cohort
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Andrzej Moniuszko, Stanisław Głuszek, Grażyna Rydzewska
INTRODUCTION    Fecal calprotectin (FC) is a well-established biomarker of intestinal inflammation in CD and UC. However, standard laboratory methods are time consuming and not always useful in clinical practice.  OBJECTIVES    We analyzed the efficacy of a rapid bedside FC test to detect disease flares in a hospital setting. We also assessed the influence of disease location on diagnostic accuracy. PATIENTS AND METHODS    140 patients were prospectively enrolled in the study (46 UC, 94 CD). FC was measured both by ELISA and by the rapid Quantum Blue® test...
April 26, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442238/the-influence-of-small-scale-interlayer-heterogeneity-on-ddt-removal-efficiency-for-flushing-technology
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Xingwei Wang, Jiajun Chen
With an aim to investigate the influence of small-scale interlayer heterogeneity on DDT removal efficiency, batch test including surfactant-stabilized foam flushing and solution flushing were carried out. Two man-made heterogeneous patterns consisting of coarse and fine quartz sand were designed to reveal the influencing mechanism. Moreover, the removal mechanism and the corresponding contribution by foam flushing were quantitatively studied. Compared with surfactant solution flushing, the DDT removal efficiency by surfactant-stabilized foam flushing increased by 9...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442076/exercise-training-for-people-following-curative-intent-treatment-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vinicius Cavalheri, Sue Jenkins, Nola Cecins, Kevin Gain, Martin J Phillips, Lucas H Sanders, Kylie Hill
OBJECTIVE: In people following curative intent treatment for non-small cell lung cancer, to investigate the effects of supervised exercise training on exercise capacity, physical activity and sedentary behavior, peripheral muscle force, health-related quality of life, fatigue, feelings of anxiety and depression, and lung function. METHOD: This pilot randomized controlled trial included participants 6-10 weeks after lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer or, for those who required adjuvant chemotherapy, 4-8 weeks after their last cycle...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441952/management-of-suspected-primary-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-pregnant-women-in-norway-twenty-years-of-experience-of-amniocentesis-in-a-low-prevalence-population
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Gry Findal, Anne Helbig, Guttorm Haugen, Pål A Jenum, Babill Stray-Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Primary infection with Toxoplasma gondii during pregnancy may pose a threat to the fetus. Women infected prior to conception are unlikely to transmit the parasite to the fetus. If maternal serology indicates a possible primary infection, amniocentesis for toxoplasma PCR analysis is performed and antiparasitic treatment given. However, discriminating between primary and latent infection is challenging and unnecessary amniocenteses may occur. Procedure-related fetal loss after amniocentesis is of concern...
April 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441442/the-effects-of-a-resistance-vs-an-aerobic-single-session-on-attention-and-executive-functioning-in-adults
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Ayelet Dunsky, Mona Abu-Rukun, Sharon Tsuk, Tzvi Dwolatzky, Rafi Carasso, Yael Netz
Evidence from recent studies showed that acute aerobic exercise results in improvements in different cognitive functions. The goal of this study was to assess the influence of acute bouts of aerobic versus resistance exercise on attention and executive function in adults. Thirty-nine physically active adults (age = 52±8 yr) served as participants. Each participant visited the laboratory four times: on the first visit participants performed a cognitive test (NeuroTrax) followed by an aerobic fitness assessment, as well as maximal strength test composed of six exercises...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441181/inhaled-treprostinil-drug-delivery-during-mechanical-ventilation-and-spontaneous-breathing-using-two-different-nebulizers
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Donna K Parker, Shuijie Shen, Jiang Zheng, D Dunbar Ivy, Dave N Crotwell, Justin C Hotz, Robert M DiBlasi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of delivering inhaled treprostinil during mechanical ventilation and spontaneous unassisted ventilation using the Tyvaso Inhalation System and the vibrating mesh nebulizer. We sought to compare differences in fine particle fraction, and absolute inhaled treprostinil mass delivered to neonatal, pediatric, and adult models affixed with a face mask, conventional, and high-frequency ventilation between Tyvaso Inhalation System and with different nebulizer locations between Tyvaso Inhalation System and vibrating mesh nebulizer...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440963/clinical-sequencing-using-a-next-generation-sequencing-based-multiplex-gene-assay-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Tadayuki Kou, Masashi Kanai, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Mayumi Kamada, Masahiko Nakatsui, Tomohiro Sakuma, Hiroaki Mochizuki, Akinori Hiroshima, Aiko Sugiyama, Eijiro Nakamura, Hidehiko Miyake, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Kyoichi Takaori, Shigemi Matsumoto, Hironori Haga, Hiroshi Seno, Shinji Kosugi, Yasushi Okuno, Manabu Muto
Advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have enabled physicians to test for genomic alterations in multiple cancer-related genes at once in daily clinical practice. In April 2015, we introduced clinical sequencing using an NGS-based multiplex gene assay (OncoPrime(™) ) certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment. This assay covers the entire coding regions of 215 genes and the rearrangement of 17 frequently rearranged genes with clinical relevance in human cancers. The principal indications for the assay were cancers of unknown primary site, rare tumors, and any solid tumors that were refractory to standard chemotherapy...
April 25, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440940/from-the-sea-to-the-laboratory-characterization-of-microplastic-as-prerequisite-for-the-assessment-of-ecotoxicological-impact
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Annegret Potthoff, Kathrin Oelschlägel, Mechthild Schmitt-Jansen, Christoph Daniel Rummel, Dana Kühnel
The presence of microplastic (MP) in the aquatic environment is recognized as a global-scale pollution issue. Secondary MP particles result from an ongoing fragmentation process governed by various biotic and abiotic factors. For a reliable risk assessment of these MP particles, knowledge about interactions with biota is needed. However, extensive testing with standard organisms under reproducible laboratory conditions with well-characterized MP suspensions is not available yet. As MP in the environment represents a mixture of particles differing in properties (e...
May 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440714/hypereosinophilic-syndrome-endomyocardial-biopsy-versus-echocardiography-to-diagnose-cardiac-involvement
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Joseph H Butterfield, Garvan C Kane, Catherine R Weiler
OBJECTIVE: To compare echocardiograms and endomyocardial biopsies to diagnose cardiac involvement in hypereosinophilic syndrome. METHODS: We examined the agreement between echocardiography and endomyocardial biopsies to detect cardiac involvement in hypereosinophilic syndrome by reviewing cases identified as hypereosinophilia or hypereosinophilic syndrome in Mayo Clinic databases from January 1978 through June 2009. Single-organ cases of eosinophilia such as eosinophilic fasciitis and eosinophilic gastroenteritis were excluded...
April 25, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440597/external-quality-assessment-for-laboratory-testing-of-hla-b-15-02-allele-in-relation-to-carbamazepine-therapy
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Guigao Lin, Kuo Zhang, Yanxi Han, Jiehong Xie, Jinming Li
BACKGROUND: Due to the significant risk of developing Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), the use of carbamazepine is not recommended in patients carrying the human leukocyte antigen B (HLA-B) *15:02 allele. In an effort to guarantee reliable community-based HLA-B*15:02 testing throughout China, a HLA-B*15:02 genotyping external quality assessment (EQA) program was set up. METHODS: In 2016, 10 genomic DNA samples with known HLA-B*15:02 allele status were sent to 37 laboratories from 16 provinces with a request for routine HLA-B*15:02 screening...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440570/mass-spectrometric-characterization-of-the-selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-sarm-yk-11-for-doping-control-purposes
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Mario Thevis, Thomas Piper, Josef Dib, Andreas Lagojda, Dirk Kuehne, Lars Packschies, Hans Geyer, Wilhelm Schaenzer
RATIONALE: Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) represent an emerging class of therapeutics targeting inter alia conditions referred to as cachexia and sarcopenia. Due to their anabolic properties, the use of SARMs is prohibited in sports as regulated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and doping control laboratories test for these anabolic agents in blood and urine. In order to accomplish and maintain comprehensive test methods, the characterization of new drug candidates is critical for efficient sports drug testing...
April 25, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440300/insecticide-induced-leg-loss-does-not-eliminate-biting-and-reproduction-in-anopheles-gambiae-mosquitoes
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Alison T Isaacs, Amy Lynd, Martin J Donnelly
Recent successes in malaria control have been largely attributable to the deployment of insecticide-based vector control tools such as bed nets and indoor residual spraying. Pyrethroid-treated bed nets are acutely neurotoxic to mosquitoes, inducing symptoms such as loss of coordination, paralysis, and violent spasms. One result of pyrethroid exposure often seen in laboratory tests is mosquito leg loss, a condition that has thus far been assumed to equate to mortality, as females are not expected to blood feed...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
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