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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550644/high-genetic-diversity-of-giardia-duodenalis-assemblage-e-in-pre-weaned-dairy-calves-in-shanghai-china-revealed-by-multilocus-genotyping
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Xiaolan Wang, Min Cai, Wen Jiang, Yuping Wang, Yue Jin, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Yaoyu Feng, Lihua Xiao
Giardia duodenalis is a common parasitic protozoan in human and animals. Epidemiological and molecular data are available from dairy cattle in many industrialized countries, but information on genetic diversity at multiple genetic loci is limited, especially in pre-weaned dairy calves. In this study, 818 fecal specimens were collected from five dairy cattle farms located in suburbs of Shanghai, China, with two to five samplings per farm. G. duodenalis assemblages and subtypes were determined using multilocus genotyping (MLG) at the β-giardin (bg), glutamate dehydrogenase (gdh), and triosephosphate isomerase (tpi) loci...
May 26, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547566/incidence-and-predictors-of-hypoglycemia-1-year-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Anna Belligoli, Marta Sanna, Roberto Serra, Roberto Fabris, Chiara Dal Pra', Scilla Conci, Paola Fioretto, Luca Prevedello, Mirto Foletto, Roberto Vettor, Luca Busetto
INTRODUCTION: Hypoglycemia is a known adverse event following gastric bypass. The incidence of hypoglycemia after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is still under investigation. The aim of our study was to verify the presence of oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)-related hypoglycemia after LSG and to identify any baseline predictors of its occurrence. METHODS: We analyzed 197 consecutive non-diabetic morbid obese patients that underwent LSG. All patients were studied before and 12 months after LSG...
May 25, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537994/changes-in-gait-parameters-after-femoral-derotational-osteotomy-in-cerebral-palsy-patients-with-medial-femoral-torsion
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Ha Yong Kim, Yong Han Cha, Jae Yong Byun, Young Sub Chun, Won Sik Choy
Medial femoral torsion (MFT) is a common pathologic gait in cerebral palsy (CP) children that can be corrected by femoral derotational osteotomy (FDO). It is not clearly known as to how much various gait parameters change after FDO. The aim of this study was to quantify changes in gait parameters after FDO. The study group included 19 young CP patients (28 limbs, age<20 years, average age: 13.2 years) with symptomatic MFT, treated with distal FDO. The study group was divided into two groups: the unilateral FDO group (UG) and the bilateral FDO group (BG)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482522/bioactive-gel-glasses-with-distinctly-different-compositions-bioactivity-viability-of-stem-cells-and-antibiofilm-effect-against-streptococcus-mutans
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Renato L Siqueira, Natasha Maurmann, Daniela Burguêz, Daniela P Pereira, Alessandra N S Rastelli, Oscar Peitl, Patricia Pranke, Edgar D Zanotto
In this study, an evaluation was performed to determine the in vitro bioactivity, viability of stem cells, and antibiofilm effect against Streptococcus mutans of two bioactive gel-glass 60SiO2-36CaO-4P2O5 (BG-A) and 80SiO2-15CaO-5P2O5 (BG-B) compositions. Both materials were bioactive and undergo the formation of hydroxycarbonate apatite (HCA) on their surfaces when immersed in simulated body fluid (SBF) after 12h, but the BG-A composition showed a more significant formation rate. The pH variation of the samples during the test in SBF indicated that an abrupt change had occurred for the BG-A composition within the first few hours, and the pH was subsequently maintained over time, supporting its stronger antibacterial effects against S...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444539/association-of-the-oas3-rs1859330-g-a-genetic-polymorphism-with-severity-of-enterovirus-71-infection-in-chinese-han-children
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Yuxia Tan, Tingting Yang, Peipei Liu, Liping Chen, Qingwu Tian, Ya Guo, Hongfang He, Yedan Liu, Zongbo Chen
The 2'5'-oligoadenylate synthetase (OAS) is an interferon (IFN)-induced protein that plays an important role in the antiviral action of IFN, with OAS3 being one of the four OAS classes (OAS1, OAS2, OAS3, OASL). The effect of OAS on several infectious viral diseases has been reported; however, a study of the effect of OAS3 on enterovirus 71 (EV71) is lacking. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of the OAS3 rs1859330 G/A genetic polymorphism with susceptibility and severity of EV71 infection...
April 25, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438827/implementing-a-pharmacist-consultation-model-for-multimodal-insulin-therapy
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Angela Hodges, James Hall, Esther Castellanos, Edward Laue, Tammy Ellis, LaDonna Oelschlaeger
PURPOSE: The implementation of pharmacist-managed insulin dosing for selected hospitalized patients under a multimodal insulin protocol (MMIP) is described. SUMMARY: Hyperglycemia has been linked to increased thrombosis, decreased wound healing, and decreased immune response. Current recommendations support the use of multimodal (basal-bolus) insulin therapy in noncritically ill inpatients. As part of a systemwide quality-improvement initiative to improve glycemic management, the pharmacy department of a community hospital initiated a service to provide protocol-directed insulin dosing for selected patients under a pharmacist consultation model...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422667/modeling-and-analysis-of-beta-oscillations-in-the-basal-ganglia
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Chen Liu, Jiang Wang, Huiyan Li, Chris Fietkiewicz, Kenneth A Loparo
Enhanced beta (12-30 Hz) oscillatory activity in the basal ganglia (BG) is a prominent feature of the Parkinsonian state in animal models and in patients with Parkinson's disease. Increased beta oscillations are associated with severe dopaminergic striatal depletion. However, the mechanisms underlying these pathological beta oscillations remain elusive. Inspired by the experimental observation that only subsets of neurons within each nucleus in the BG exhibit oscillatory activities, a computational model of the BG-thalamus neuronal network is proposed, which is characterized by subdivided nuclei within the BG...
April 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416846/-influence-of-the-arg-gly-asp-ser-sequence-on-the-biological-effects-of-bioactive-glass-on-human-dental-pulp-cells
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Y Liu, S N Wang, C Y Cui, Y M Dong
OBJECTIVE: Positive effects of bioactive glass (BG) on proliferation, mineralization, and differentiation of human dental pulp cells (hDPCs) was already verified in various former studies. The Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser sequence (RGDS) was confirmed of affecting cell adhesion. Before further investigation, the objective of this study is to investigate whether RGDS can affect the effects of BG on the adhesion, proliferation and mineralization of hDPCs. METHODS: hDPCs were harvested from third molars of 18-25-year-old individuals after informed consent...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405346/safety-and-efficacy-of-saxagliptin-for-glycemic-control-in-non-critically-ill-hospitalized-patients
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Rajesh Garg, Brooke Schuman, Shelley Hurwitz, Cheyenne Metzger, Shreya Bhandari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether saxagliptin is non-inferior to basal-bolus insulin therapy for glycemic control in patients with controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) admitted to hospital with non-critical illnesses. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was an open-label, randomized controlled clinical trial. Patients received either saxagliptin or basal-bolus insulin, both with correctional insulin doses. The main study outcome was the mean daily blood glucose (BG) after the first day of randomization...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399621/aerobic-synergized-exercises-may-improve-fall-related-physical-fitness-in-older-adults
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yu-Chen Chang, Jung-Der Wang, Ho-Cheng Chen, Susan C Hu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to determine whether a synergistic exercise model based on aerobics with additional fall-preventive components could provide extra benefits compared with the same duration of aerobic-synergistic exercise alone. METHODS: A total of 102 adults aged 65 years and over from three geographically separated communities were assigned to three groups: the general aerobic exercise (GAE) group (N.=44), the GAE plus ball game group (BG group; N...
May 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328396/improved-medication-adherence-and-frequency-of-blood-glucose-self-testing-using-an-m-health-platform-versus-usual-care-in-a-multisite-randomized-clinical-trial-among-people-with-type-2-diabetes-in-india
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Nora J Kleinman, Avani Shah, Sanjiv Shah, Sanjeev Phatak, Vijay Viswanathan
BACKGROUND: In 2015, India had an estimated 69.2 million people with diabetes and a national prevalence of 8.7%. Evidence is mounting for the benefits of telemedicine in diabetes care, but remains limited on mobile-health (m-Health) interventions. INTRODUCTION: This study assessed the impact of an m-Health diabetes platform on clinical outcomes, patient-reported outcomes, patient and provider satisfaction, and app usage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This open-label, two-arm parallel study enrolled 91 people at 3 sites in India, aged 18-65, with type 2 diabetes, and an A1c between 7...
March 6, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317350/-effects-of-dentin-demineralization-and-bond-strength-properties-of-bioactive-glass-containing-resin-adhesive
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Wang Yu, Gong Ling, Ji Yan, Zheng Lichun, Chen Song
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the shear bond strength and the ability of resin adhesive containing different amounts of bioactive glass (BG) to prevent dentin demineralization. METHODS: BG bonds at 30%, 40%, and 50% concentrations comprised a mixture of coupling agents modifying BG and Single Bond 2. Forty permanent premolars extracted for orthodontic treatment were randomly divided into four groups, namely, control group (BG-free), 30% BG group, 40% BG group, and 50% BG group...
August 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296349/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-as-preferable-oral-hypoglycemic-agents-in-terms-of-treatment-satisfaction-results-from-a-multicenter-12-week-open-label-randomized-controlled-study-in-japan-preference-4-study
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Hitoshi Ishii, Yasuaki Hayashino, Yasuhiro Akai, Matahiro Yabuta, Satoru Tsujii
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: To compare the treatment satisfaction of four classes of oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs): dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, α-glucosidase inhibitors (αGI), biguanides (BG) and sulfonylureas (SU), which are common initial treatments for type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Japan, and to identify the best oral hypoglycemic agent in terms of treatment satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this 12-week, randomized, controlled, open-label study, Japanese outpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who were naïve to pharmacological treatment were randomly assigned a DPP-4 inhibitor, a BG...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287834/retrofitting-real-life-dexcom-g5-data
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Simone Del Favero, Andrea Facchinetti, Giovanni Sparacino, Claudio Cobelli
BACKGROUND: We proposed in 2014 a retrofitting algorithm to retrospectively increase the accuracy of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data by using some blood glucose (BG) measurements. The method proved effective on Dexcom SEVEN Plus when about 10 highly accurate YSI measurements/session were available. In this study, we test the method on Dexcom G5 sensor in a more realistic setup, where only five capillary BG measurements (self-monitoring blood glucose [SMBG]) per 12 h-session are available...
April 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238154/the-gestio-protocol-experience-safety-of-a-standardized-order-set-for-subcutaneous-insulin-regimen-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients
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Alessandro Franchin, Alberto Maran, Daniela Bruttomesso, Maria L Corradin, Francesco Rossi, Federica Zanatta, Gian-Maria Barbato, Nicola Sicolo, Enzo Manzato
BACKGROUNDS: In non-critical hospitalized patients with diabetes mellitus, guidelines suggest subcutaneous insulin therapy with basal-bolus regimen, even in old and vulnerable inpatients. AIM: To evaluate safety, efficacy, and benefit on clinical management of the GesTIO protocol, a set of subcutaneous insulin administration rules, in old and vulnerable non-ICU inpatients. METHODS: Retrospective, observational study. Patients admitted to Geriatric Clinic of Padua were studied...
February 25, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222207/impact-of-the-type-of-dialysis-membranes-on-the-circulating-concentration-of-markers-of-vitamin-d-metabolism
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Etienne Cavalier, Pablo U Torres, Bernard E Dubois, Nicole Smelten, Hans Pottel, Jean-Marie Krzesinski, Pierre Delanaye
INTRODUCTION: Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines recommend vitamin D supplementation in hemodialyzed patients to monitor 25(OH)-vitamin D 25(OH)D levels. However, patient-to-patient inconsistency can be observed in response to the treatment. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the impact of the dialysis membrane on 25(OH)D, albumin (Alb) and vitamin D-binding protein (VDBP), the major players of vitamin D transport and storage. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Alb (Cobas), VDBP (R&D) and 25(OH)D (liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry) were measured in 75 patients before and after a 4-hour dialysis session...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209654/replace-bg-a-randomized-trial-comparing-continuous-glucose-monitoring-with-and-without-routine-blood-glucose-monitoring-in-adults-with-well-controlled-type-1-diabetes
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Grazia Aleppo, Katrina J Ruedy, Tonya D Riddlesworth, Davida F Kruger, Anne L Peters, Irl Hirsch, Richard M Bergenstal, Elena Toschi, Andrew J Ahmann, Viral N Shah, Michael R Rickels, Bruce W Bode, Athena Philis-Tsimikas, Rodica Pop-Busui, Henry Rodriguez, Emily Eyth, Anuj Bhargava, Craig Kollman, Roy W Beck
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) without confirmatory blood glucose monitoring (BGM) measurements is as safe and effective as using CGM adjunctive to BGM in adults with well-controlled type 1 diabetes (T1D). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A randomized noninferiority clinical trial was conducted at 14 sites in the T1D Exchange Clinic Network. Participants were ≥18 years of age (mean 44 ± 14 years), had T1D for ≥1 year (mean duration 24 ± 12 years), used an insulin pump, and had an HbA1c ≤9...
April 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208421/thermodynamic-framework-for-the-ground-state-of-a-simple-quantum-system
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Andre M C Souza, Fernando D Nobre
The ground state of a two-level system (associated with probabilities p and 1-p, respectively) defined by a general Hamiltonian H[over ̂]=H[over ̂]_{0}+λV[over ̂] is studied. The simple case characterized by λ=0, whose Hamiltonian H[over ̂]_{0} is represented by a diagonal matrix, is well established and solvable within Boltzmann-Gibbs statistical mechanics; in particular, it follows the third law of thermodynamics, presenting zero entropy (S_{BG}=0) at zero temperature (T=0). Herein it is shown that the introduction of a perturbation λV[over ̂] (λ>0) in the Hamiltonian may lead to a nontrivial ground state, characterized by an entropy S[p] (with S[p]≠S_{BG}[p]), if the Hermitian operator V[over ̂] is represented by a 2×2 matrix, defined by nonzero off-diagonal elements V_{12}=V_{21}=-z, where z is a real positive number...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192762/neural-mass-models-describing-possible-origin-of-the-excessive-beta-oscillations-correlated-with-parkinsonian-state
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Chen Liu, Yulin Zhu, Fei Liu, Jiang Wang, Huiyan Li, Bin Deng, Chris Fietkiewicz, Kenneth A Loparo
In Parkinson's disease, the enhanced beta rhythm is closely associated with akinesia/bradykinesia and rigidity. An increase in beta oscillations (12-35 Hz) within the basal ganglia (BG) nuclei does not proliferate throughout the cortico-basal ganglia loop in uniform fashion; rather it can be subdivided into two distinct frequency bands, i.e. the lower beta (12-20 Hz) and upper beta (21-35 Hz). A computational model of the excitatory and inhibitory neural network that focuses on the population properties is proposed to explore the mechanism underlying the pathological beta oscillations...
April 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137708/an-alternative-sensor-based-method-for-glucose-monitoring-in-children-and-young-people-with-diabetes
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Julie Edge, Carlo Acerini, Fiona Campbell, Julian Hamilton-Shield, Chris Moudiotis, Shakeel Rahman, Tabitha Randell, Anne Smith, Nicola Trevelyan
OBJECTIVE: To determine accuracy, safety and acceptability of the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System in the paediatric population. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: Eighty-nine study participants, aged 4-17 years, with type 1 diabetes were enrolled across 9 diabetes centres in the UK. A factory calibrated sensor was inserted on the back of the upper arm and used for up to 14 days. Sensor glucose measurements were compared with capillary blood glucose (BG) measurements...
January 30, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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