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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088420/exploring-expert-opinion-on-the-practicality-and-effectiveness-of-biosecurity-measures-on-dairy-farms-in-the-united-kingdom-using-choice-modeling
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Orla Shortall, Martin Green, Marnie Brennan, Wendela Wapenaar, Jasmeet Kaler
Biosecurity, defined as a series of measures aiming to stop disease-causing agents entering or leaving an area where farm animals are present, is very important for the continuing economic viability of the United Kingdom dairy sector, and for animal welfare. This study gathered expert opinion from farmers, veterinarians, consultants, academics, and government and industry representatives on the practicality and effectiveness of different biosecurity measures on dairy farms. The study used best-worst scaling, a technique that allows for greater discrimination between choices and avoids the variability in interpretation associated with other methods, such as Likert scales and ranking methods...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088174/feasibility-and-safety-of-dilatational-tracheotomy-using-the-rigid-endoscope-a-multicenter-study
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Andreas Nowak, Peter Kern, Sven Koscielny, Taras I Usichenko, Klaus Hahnenkamp, Markus Jungehülsing, Matthias Tittel, Jens Oeken, Eckart Klemm
BACKGROUND: Fiberoptic tracheo-bronchoscopy is the most commonly used procedure for percutaneous dilational tracheotomy (PDT). However, PDT can be associated with major complications, including death. Furthermore it is unclear, whether the tracheal ring fractures may contribute to the development of tracheal stenosis after PDT nor whether tracheal ring fractures can be prevented by using a rigid endoscope for this procedure. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of and the incidence of complications for PDT using the rigid tracheotomy endoscope (TED)...
January 14, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087913/-cigarette-smoking-in-different-manners-induces-acute-lung-injury-in-rats
#3
Weiqiang Xiao, Guojun Zhou, Chengyun Xu, Jian Xu, Fangfang Huang, Xinbo Lu, Xia Li, Ximei Wu
Objective: To investigate the effects of cigarette smoking in different manners on acute lung injury in rats. Methods: The commercially available cigarettes with tar of 1,5, 11 mg were smoked in Canada depth smoking (health canada method, HCM) manner, and those with tar of 11 mg were also smoked in international standard (ISO) smoking manner. Rats were fixed and exposed to mainstream in a manner of nose-mouth exposure. After 28 days, the bronchoalveolar lavage fluids from left lung were collected for counting and classification of inflammatory cells and determination of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β and TNF-α...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087381/prevalence-risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-of-atopic-and-nonatopic-asthma-among-rural-children
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Joshua A Lawson, Luan M Chu, Donna C Rennie, Louise Hagel, Chandima P Karunanayake, Punam Pahwa, James A Dosman
BACKGROUND: Because of time and cost constraints, objective classification of atopic and nonatopic asthma has been limited in large epidemiologic studies. However, as we try to better understand exposure-outcome associations and ensure appropriate treatment of asthma, it is important to focus on phenotype-defined asthma classification. OBJECTIVE: To compare atopic and nonatopic asthma in rural children with regard to risk factors and clinical outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in rural Saskatchewan, Canada, in 2011...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080993/secondary-metabolite-arsenal-of-an-opportunistic-pathogenic-fungus
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Elaine Bignell, Timothy C Cairns, Kurt Throckmorton, William C Nierman, Nancy P Keller
Aspergillus fumigatus is a versatile fungus able to successfully exploit diverse environments from mammalian lungs to agricultural waste products. Among its many fitness attributes are dozens of genetic loci containing biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs) producing bioactive small molecules (often referred to as secondary metabolites or natural products) that provide growth advantages to the fungus dependent on environment. Here we summarize the current knowledge of these BGCs-18 of which can be named to product-their expression profiles in vivo, and which BGCs may enhance virulence of this opportunistic human pathogen...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080982/drivers-of-variation-in-species-impacts-for-a-multi-host-fungal-disease-of-bats
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Kate E Langwig, Winifred F Frick, Joseph R Hoyt, Katy L Parise, Kevin P Drees, Thomas H Kunz, Jeffrey T Foster, A Marm Kilpatrick
Disease can play an important role in structuring species communities because the effects of disease vary among hosts; some species are driven towards extinction, while others suffer relatively little impact. Why disease impacts vary among host species remains poorly understood for most multi-host pathogens, and factors allowing less-susceptible species to persist could be useful in conserving highly affected species. White-nose syndrome (WNS), an emerging fungal disease of bats, has decimated some species while sympatric and closely related species have experienced little effect...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077825/-inhalation-effects-of-aroma-essential-oil-on-quality-of-sleep-for-shift-nurses-after-night-work
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Wonjong Kim, Myung Haeng Hur
PURPOSE: This study was an experimental study to compare the inhalation effects of aroma essential oil on the quality of sleep (QOS) for shift nurses after working nights. METHODS: The participants were 60 healthy adults who didn't have any disease. As an experimental treatment, the participants in the experimental group were asked to inhale essential oil for 3 minutes at a distance of approximately 10 cm fromt heir nose and then they were asked to sleep with the aroma stone beside their head (within a 30 cm distance)...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077632/phyloepidemiological-analysis-reveals-that-viral-divergence-led-to-the-paucity-of-sivmus-gsn-mon-infections-in-wild-populations
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Fabian Schmidt, Florian Liegeois, Edward J D Greenwood, Matthew LeBreton, James Lester, Luc Deleplancque, Martine Peeters, Avelin Aghokeng, Ubald Tamoufe, Joseph L D Diffo, Jean M Takuo, Nathan D Wolfe, Eric Leroy, François Rouet, Jonathan L Heeney
: Human immunodeficiency virus subtype-1 (HIV-1) is the result of cross-species transmission of simian immunodeficiency virus from chimpanzees (SIVcpz). SIVcpz is a chimeric virus which shares common ancestors with viruses infecting red capped mangabeys and a subset of guenon species. The epidemiology of SIV infection in hominoids is characterized by low prevalence and uneven geographical distribution. Surveys in Cameroon indicated that two closely related members of the guenon species subset, mustached guenons and greater spot-nosed guenons, infected with SIVmus and SIVgsn respectively, have also low rates of SIV infections in their populations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074419/deciphering-the-molecular-mechanisms-involved-in-hiv-associated-lipoatrophy-by-transcriptomics-a-pilot-study
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Patricia Pérez-Matute, María Iñiguez, Emma Recio-Fernández, José-Antonio Oteo
HIV-associated lipoatrophy (LA) has considerable implications for risk of metabolic diseases, quality of life, and adherence to treatments. Although it has decreased in high-income countries, it is still very common in resource-limited countries. Understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of LA can open the possibility to explore new ways to treat or prevent this condition. To identify new markers for an accurate and quick diagnosis will be also of interest. Thus, we aimed to examine functional classes of genes implicated in LA and to identify potential new markers for an accurate/quick diagnosis of LA and future complications...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074309/helicobacter-pylori-induced-premature-senescence-of-extragastric-cells-may-contribute-to-chronic-skin-diseases
#10
Anna Lewinska, Maciej Wnuk
Helicobacter pylori, one of the most frequently observed bacterium in the human intestinal flora, has been widely studied since Marshall and Warren documented a link between the presence of H. pylori in the gastrointestinal tract and gastritis and gastric ulcers. Interestingly, H. pylori has also been found in several other epithelial tissues, including the eyes, ears, nose and skin that may have direct or indirect effects on host physiology and may contribute to extragastric diseases, e.g. chronic skin diseases...
January 10, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073627/angular-photogrammetric-analysis-and-evaluation-of-facial-esthetics-of-young-ivorians-with-normal-dental-occlusion
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Jean-Bertin Beugre, Moussa Diomande, Assi Raoul Assi, Mariam Kadi Koueita, Frédéric Vaysse
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the angular photogrammetric characteristics of subjects according to the facial esthetics criteria applicable in Côte d'Ivoire. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a horizontal study, concerning of group of young people from Côte d'Ivoire whose attractiveness and photogrammetric characteristics were assessed. The data obtained were analyzed using SPSS 20.0 statistical software. The limit of statistical significance was P<0...
January 7, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072564/clinical-factors-associated-with-the-diagnosis-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Erdem Eren, Toygar Kalkan, Seçil Arslanoğlu, Mustafa Özmen, Kazım Önal, Emine Figen Tarhan, Servet Akar
Objective To determine the predictive value of nasal endoscopic findings and symptoms in the diagnosis of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). Study Design A cross-sectional study. Setting A tertiary university hospital. Subjects and Methods A total of 116 adults were enrolled in the study: 19 patients with GPA, 29 patients with other rheumatic diseases, and 68 healthy volunteers. All patients were examined with a flexible endoscope, and nasal endoscopic images were recorded and evaluated blindly. The medical history of each patient was taken by a physician blinded to the patient's diagnosis...
January 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072550/rotational-advancement-in-cleft-nose-rhinoplasty-buccal-mucosal-grafts-serve-as-a-powerful-tool
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Andreas Kehrer, Tim H J Nijhuis, Pál Pesthy, Sten Willemsen, René Poublon, Jacques J J N M van der Meulen
OBJECTIVE:   Our aim was to analyze our technique of a modified rotational advancement in conjunction with buccal mucosal grafts (BMGs) in a subgroup of severe cleft cases. DESIGN:   A retrospective clinical and photographic evaluation was conducted. Columella angle (CA) and tip projection (TPR) served as instruments in a photometric analysis. SETTING:   Academic university hospital and specialized craniofacial cleft center. PATIENTS:   At the time of the secondary rhinoplasty, 61 cleft patients were included, all 17 years or older...
January 10, 2017: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070493/rhinosporidiosis-report-of-an-extra-ductal-facial-lesion
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Sapna S Nambiar, Suma Radhakrishnan, Anusha Vijayan
Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous mucocutaneous disease that is endemic in South Asia. It commonly affects men in the second to fourth decade of life. The most common site of infection is the nose or nasopharynx with primary involvement of the parotid duct noted very rarely; only four cases reported in literature. We report a case of a 77 year old male patient who presented with a subcutaneous cheek swelling with no other clinical features to suggest the diagnosis of rhinosporidiosis. An unusual affliction in a patient in the seventh decade of life, at a site not reported previously with no past history of the same makes it imperative to ascertain the known facts about both the organism and the disease...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069466/voice-disorders-in-older-adults-living-in-nursing-homes-prevalence-and-associated-factors
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Leandro Pernambuco, Albert Espelt, Amanda C B Góis, Kenio Costa de Lima
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence and the associated factors with voice disorders (VDs) in older adults living in nursing homes. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: A sample of 117 Brazilian individuals of both sexes and preserved cognitive function, aged >59 years, living in 10 nursing homes, was studied. VDs were screened using the validated tool "Rastreamento de Alterações Vocais em Idosos" (RAVI-Screening for Voice Disorders in Older Adults)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068294/canine-olfaction-as-an-alternative-to-analytical-instruments-for-disease-diagnosis-understanding-dog-personality-to-achieve-reproducible-results
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Klaus Hackner, Joachim Pleil
Recent literature has touted the use of canine olfaction as a diagnostic tool for identifying pre-clinical disease status, especially cancer and infection from biological media samples. Studies have shown a wide range of outcomes, ranging from almost perfect discrimination, all the way to essentially random results. This disparity is not likely to be a detection issue; dogs have been shown to have extremely sensitive noses as proven by their use for tracking, bomb detection and search and rescue. However, in contrast to analytical instruments, dogs are subject to boredom, fatigue, hunger and external distractions...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067937/incidence-of-surgical-site-infections-in-children-active-surveillance-in-an-italian-academic-children-s-hospital
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M L Ciofi Degli Atti, L Serino, S Piga, A E Tozzi, M Raponi
BACKGROUND: Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) account for 16-34% of all health-care associated infections. This study aimed to assess the incidence rate of SSIs in children who underwent surgical procedures in an academic children's hospital in Italy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: We actively followed-up 0-17 year old children at 30 days of surgical procedures without implants conducted during one index week per quarter, from the second quarter of 2014, to the first quarter of 2016 (8 index weeks in total)...
January 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067911/de-novo-mutations-in-smchd1-cause-bosma-arhinia-microphthalmia-syndrome-and-abrogate-nasal-development
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Christopher T Gordon, Shifeng Xue, Gökhan Yigit, Hicham Filali, Kelan Chen, Nadine Rosin, Koh-Ichiro Yoshiura, Myriam Oufadem, Tamara J Beck, Ruth McGowan, Alex C Magee, Janine Altmüller, Camille Dion, Holger Thiele, Alexandra D Gurzau, Peter Nürnberg, Dieter Meschede, Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Vinod Varghese, Rachel Irving, Sabine Sigaudy, Denise Williams, S Faisal Ahmed, Carine Bonnard, Mung Kei Kong, Ilham Ratbi, Nawfal Fejjal, Meriem Fikri, Siham Chafai Elalaoui, Hallvard Reigstad, Christine Bole-Feysot, Patrick Nitschké, Nicola Ragge, Nicolas Lévy, Gökhan Tunçbilek, Audrey S M Teo, Michael L Cunningham, Abdelaziz Sefiani, Hülya Kayserili, James M Murphy, Chalermpong Chatdokmaiprai, Axel M Hillmer, Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon, Stanislas Lyonnet, Frédérique Magdinier, Asif Javed, Marnie E Blewitt, Jeanne Amiel, Bernd Wollnik, Bruno Reversade
Bosma arhinia microphthalmia syndrome (BAMS) is an extremely rare and striking condition characterized by complete absence of the nose with or without ocular defects. We report here that missense mutations in the epigenetic regulator SMCHD1 mapping to the extended ATPase domain of the encoded protein cause BAMS in all 14 cases studied. All mutations were de novo where parental DNA was available. Biochemical tests and in vivo assays in Xenopus laevis embryos suggest that these mutations may behave as gain-of-function alleles...
January 9, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067909/smchd1-mutations-associated-with-a-rare-muscular-dystrophy-can-also-cause-isolated-arhinia-and-bosma-arhinia-microphthalmia-syndrome
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Natalie D Shaw, Harrison Brand, Zachary A Kupchinsky, Hemant Bengani, Lacey Plummer, Takako I Jones, Serkan Erdin, Kathleen A Williamson, Joe Rainger, Alexei Stortchevoi, Kaitlin Samocha, Benjamin B Currall, Donncha S Dunican, Ryan L Collins, Jason R Willer, Angela Lek, Monkol Lek, Malik Nassan, Shahrin Pereira, Tammy Kammin, Diane Lucente, Alexandra Silva, Catarina M Seabra, Colby Chiang, Yu An, Morad Ansari, Jacqueline K Rainger, Shelagh Joss, Jill Clayton Smith, Margaret F Lippincott, Sylvia S Singh, Nirav Patel, Jenny W Jing, Jennifer R Law, Nalton Ferraro, Alain Verloes, Anita Rauch, Katharina Steindl, Markus Zweier, Ianina Scheer, Daisuke Sato, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Christina Jacobsen, Jeanie Tryggestad, Steven Chernausek, Lisa A Schimmenti, Benjamin Brasseur, Claudia Cesaretti, Jose E García-Ortiz, Tatiana Pineda Buitrago, Orlando Perez Silva, Jodi D Hoffman, Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Klaus W Ruprecht, Bart L Loeys, Masato Shino, Angela M Kaindl, Chie-Hee Cho, Cynthia C Morton, Richard R Meehan, Veronica van Heyningen, Eric C Liao, Ravikumar Balasubramanian, Janet E Hall, Stephanie B Seminara, Daniel Macarthur, Steven A Moore, Koh-Ichiro Yoshiura, James F Gusella, Joseph A Marsh, John M Graham, Angela E Lin, Nicholas Katsanis, Peter L Jones, William F Crowley, Erica E Davis, David R FitzPatrick, Michael E Talkowski
Arhinia, or absence of the nose, is a rare malformation of unknown etiology that is often accompanied by ocular and reproductive defects. Sequencing of 40 people with arhinia revealed that 84% of probands harbor a missense mutation localized to a constrained region of SMCHD1 encompassing the ATPase domain. SMCHD1 mutations cause facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy type 2 (FSHD2) via a trans-acting loss-of-function epigenetic mechanism. We discovered shared mutations and comparable DNA hypomethylation patterning between these distinct disorders...
January 9, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067125/value-of-non-identified-anca-non-pr3-non-mpo-in-the-diagnosis-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-wegener-s-granulomatosis
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Mélanie Givaudan, Frédéric Vandergheynst, Patrick Stordeur, Annick Ocmant, Christian Melot, Valérie Gangji, Muhammad S Soyfoo
OBJECTIVE: Determine the frequency of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) associated with non-identified ANCA (non-MPO, non-PR3 ANCA) and secondarily compare their clinic with GPA associated with MPO-positive or PR3-positive ANCA. METHODS: In a monocentric retrospective observational study, clinical data of 398 patients with non-identified ANCA (titer of ANCA at least 1/80 by immunofluorescence on ethanol fixed PMN) was gathered over a period of 6 years. GPA patients from this population were compared with GPA patients with identified ANCA on the basis of clinical, biological, immunological and histological features...
January 9, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
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