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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108878/stigma-and-conspiracy-beliefs-related-to-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-and-interest-in-using-prep-among-black-and-white-men-and-transgender-women-who-have-sex-with-men
#1
Lisa A Eaton, Seth C Kalichman, Devon Price, Stephanie Finneran, Aerielle Allen, Jessica Maksut
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the US continues to persist, in particular, among race, sexual orientation, and gender minority populations. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), or using antiretroviral medications for HIV prevention, is an effective option, but uptake of PrEP has been slow. Sociocultural barriers to using PrEP have been largely underemphasized, yet have the potential to stall uptake and, therefore, warrant further understanding. In order to assess the relationships between potential barriers to PrEP (i...
January 20, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108681/re-emergence-of-methicillin-susceptibility-in-a-resistant-lineage-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#2
Alice Ledda, James R Price, Kevin Cole, Martin J Llewelyn, Angela M Kearns, Derrick W Crook, John Paul, Xavier Didelot
OBJECTIVES: MRSA is a leading cause of hospital-associated infection. Acquired resistance is encoded by the mecA gene or its homologue mecC, but little is known about the evolutionary dynamics involved in gain and loss of resistance. The objective of this study was to obtain an expanded understanding of Staphylococcus aureus methicillin resistance microevolution in vivo, by focusing on a single lineage. METHODS: We compared the whole-genome sequences of 231 isolates from a single epidemic lineage [clonal complex 30 (CC30) and spa-type t018] of S...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108031/ifpa-meeting-2016-workshop-report-i-genomic-communication-bioinformatics-trophoblast-biology-and-transport-systems
#3
Christiane Albrecht, Julie C Baker, Cassidy Blundell, Shawn L Chavez, Lucia Carbone, Larry Chamley, Roberta L Hannibal, Nick Illsley, Peter Kurre, Louise C Laurent, Charles McKenzie, Diana Morales-Prieto, Priyadarshini Pantham, Alison Paquette, Katie Powell, Nathan Price, Balaji M Rao, Yoel Sadovsky, Carlos Salomon, Geetu Tuteja, Samantha Wilson, P F O'Tierney-Ginn
Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting as they allow for discussion of specialized topics. At IFPA meeting 2016 there were twelve themed workshops, four of which are summarized in this report. These workshops covered innovative technologies applied to new and traditional areas of placental research: 1) genomic communication; 2) bioinformatics; 3) trophoblast biology and pathology; 4) placental transport systems.
January 11, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107932/mesoporous-nico2o4-decorated-reduced-graphene-oxide-as-a-novel-platform-for-electrochemical-determination-of-rutin
#4
Shiqiang Cui, Li Li, Yaping Ding, Jiangjiang Zhang, Hua Yang, Yingzi Wang
The glassy carbon electrode (GCE) modified with mesoporous NiCo2O4-decorated reduced graphene oxide (NiCo2O4/rGO) was first applied for the electrochemical determination of rutin. The synthesized NiCo2O4 and NiCo2O4/rGO were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method. The sensor not only showed a satisfactory linear range (0.1-150μM) and detection limit (0...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107819/mc-genomekey-a-multicloud-system-for-the-detection-and-annotation-of-genomic-variants
#5
Hatem Elshazly, Yassine Souilmi, Peter J Tonellato, Dennis P Wall, Mohamed Abouelhoda
BACKGROUND: Next Generation Genome sequencing techniques became affordable for massive sequencing efforts devoted to clinical characterization of human diseases. However, the cost of providing cloud-based data analysis of the mounting datasets remains a concerning bottleneck for providing cost-effective clinical services. To address this computational problem, it is important to optimize the variant analysis workflow and the used analysis tools to reduce the overall computational processing time, and concomitantly reduce the processing cost...
January 20, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107367/first-molecular-characterization-of-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-in-domestic-cats-from-mainland-china
#6
Jilei Zhang, Liang Wang, Jing Li, Patrick Kelly, Stuart Price, Chengming Wang
The feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a retrovirus of the Lentivirus genus that was initially isolated from a colony of domestic cats in California in 1986 and has now been recognized as a common feline pathogen worldwide. To date, there is only one recent serology-based report on FIV in mainland China which was published in 2016. We designed this study to investigate the molecular prevalence and diversity of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in domestic cats from mainland China. We studied the prevalence of FIV in whole blood samples of 615 domestic cats in five cities (Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai and Yangzhou) of mainland China and examined them using FRET-PCR (Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer-Polymerase Chain Reaction) and regular PCRs for the gag and env genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107366/comparative-analysis-of-direct-hospital-care-costs-between-aseptic-and-two-stage-septic-knee-revision
#7
Richard Kasch, Sebastian Merk, Grit Assmann, Andreas Lahm, Matthias Napp, Harry Merk, Steffen Flessa
BACKGROUND: The most common intermediate and long-term complications of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) include aseptic and septic failure of prosthetic joints. These complications cause suffering, and their management is expensive. In the future the number of revision TKA will increase, which involves a greater financial burden. Little concrete data about direct costs for aseptic and two-stage septic knee revisions with an in depth-analysis of septic explantation and implantation is available...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106649/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-biomarker-and-urinary-tract-infections-a-diagnostic-case-control-study-nuti-study
#8
Jameca Renee Price, Larissa Guran, Jeong Youn Lim, Christina J Megli, Amanda L Clark, Sharon Renee Edwards, Mary Anna Denman, W Thomas Gregory
OBJECTIVES: Acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) in women is often treated based on symptoms alone. Urinary tract infection symptoms are highly sensitive but lack specificity and result in overuse of antibiotics. We sought to determine if urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) levels in urine can accurately discriminate between UTI and healthy women. METHODS: We recruited adult women aged 18 to 85 years presenting in the ambulatory setting from November 2014 to January 2016...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106642/imaging-in-endometriosis-and-adenomyosis
#9
Luis R Hoyos, Beryl Benacerraf, Elizabeth E Puscheck
Endometriosis and adenomyosis may be accurately diagnosed using ultrasound (US). Several findings are characteristic and various US modalities have been described. Recent development of 3-dimensional transvaginal US has resulted in a major advance in the evaluation of adenomyosis. Endometriotic manifestations can also be accurately evaluated with US, which is and should remain the first-line approach for the evaluation of these conditions. Obvious advantages over magnetic resonance imaging include its wide-availability, tolerability, less time-consumption, more accessible price and familiarity of gynecologists with its use...
March 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105902/cost-effectiveness-of-using-adjunctive-porcine-small-intestine-submucosa-tri-layer-matrix-compared-with-standard-care-in-managing-diabetic-foot-ulcers-in-the-us
#10
J F Guest, D Weidlich, H Singh, J La Fontaine, A Garrett, C J Abularrage, C R Waycaster
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of using tri-layer porcine small intestine submucosa (SIS; Oasis Ultra) as an adjunct to standard care compared with standard care alone in managing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) in the US, from the perspective of Medicare. METHOD: A Markov model was constructed to simulate the management of diabetic neuropathic lower extremity ulcers over a period of one year in the US. The model was used to estimate the cost-effectiveness of initially using adjunctive SIS compared with standard care alone to treat a DFU in the US at 2016 prices...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105847/compact-ultrahigh-pressure-nanoflow-capillary-liquid-chromatograph
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Xiaofeng Zhao, Xiaofeng Xie, Sonika Sharma, Luke T Tolley, Alex Plistil, Hal E Barnett, Martin P Brisbin, Adam C Swensen, John C Price, Paul B Farnsworth, H Dennis Tolley, Stanley D Stearns, Milton L Lee
A compact ultrahigh-pressure nanoflow liquid chromatograph (LC) was developed with the purpose in mind of creating a portable system that could be easily moved to various testing locations or placed in close proximity to other instruments for optimal coupling, such as with mass spectrometry (MS). The system utilized innovative nanoflow pumps integrated with a very low volume stop-flow injector and mixing tee. The system weighed only 5.9 kg (13 lbs) or 4.5 kg (10 lbs) without a controller and could hold up to 1100 bar (16000 psi) of pressure...
January 3, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105692/the-price-of-free-tissue-transfer-after-tongue-reconstruction-quantifying-the-risks
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Mohemmed N Khan, Enrique Perez, Erden Goljo, Alfred Iloreta, Richard Chan Woo Park, Eric M Genden, Brett A Miles
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the preoperative variables, mean operative time, morbidity, and mortality associated with reconstruction of partial glossectomy defects. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective data analysis. METHODS: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried for patients having undergone glossectomy procedures. The study sample was split into two groups based on the lack or presence of a flap reconstruction...
January 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105636/cost-utility-of-osteoarticular-allograft-versus-endoprosthetic-reconstruction-for-primary-bone-sarcoma-of-the-knee-a-markov-analysis
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Robert J Wilson, Lina M Sulieman, Jacob P VanHouten, Jennifer L Halpern, Herbert S Schwartz, Clinton J Devin, Ginger E Holt
BACKGROUND: The most cost-effective reconstruction after resection of bone sarcoma is unknown. The goal of this study was to compare the cost effectiveness of osteoarticular allograft to endoprosthetic reconstruction of the proximal tibia or distal femur. METHODS: A Markov model was used. Revision and complication rates were taken from existing studies. Costs were based on Medicare reimbursement rates and implant prices. Health-state utilities were derived from the Health Utilities Index 3 survey with additional assumptions...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105373/vascular-changes-on-fluorescein-angiography-of-premature-infants-with-low-risk-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-after-high-oxygen-exposure
#14
Maria Ana Martinez-Castellanos, Raul Velez-Montoya, Kenneth Price, Andree Henaine-Berra, Gerardo García-Aguirre, Virgilio Morales-Canton, Linda Alejandra Cernichiaro-Espinosa
PURPOSE: To describe a wide array of peripheral vascular changes using fluorescein angiography in preterm neonates, without high risk characteristics for developing retinopathy of prematurity, that were exposed to high oxygen concentration. METHODS: Retrospective, two center, case series. Newborns at two different hospitals with ≥1500 g or gestational age of ≥32 weeks, fluorescein angiography performed, and with high oxygen exposure without adequate control were included...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104998/clinical-assessments-and-care-interventions-to-promote-oral-hydration-amongst-older-patients-a-narrative-systematic-review
#15
Lloyd L Oates, Christopher I Price
BACKGROUND: Older patients in hospital may be unable to maintain hydration by drinking, leading to intravenous fluid replacement, complications and a longer length of stay. We undertook a systematic review to describe clinical assessment tools which identify patients at risk of insufficient oral fluid intake and the impact of simple interventions to promote drinking, in hospital and care home settings. METHOD: MEDLINE, CINAHL, and EMBASE databases and two internet search engines (Google and Google Scholar) were examined...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103846/a-description-of-interventions-promoting-healthier-ready-to-eat-meals-to-eat-in-to-take-away-or-to-be-delivered-sold-by-specific-food-outlets-in-england-a-systematic-mapping-and-evidence-synthesis
#16
Frances C Hillier-Brown, Carolyn D Summerbell, Helen J Moore, Wendy L Wrieden, Jean Adams, Charles Abraham, Ashley Adamson, Vera Araújo-Soares, Martin White, Amelia A Lake
BACKGROUND: Ready-to-eat meals (to eat in, to take away or to be delivered) sold by food outlets are often more energy dense and nutrient poor compared with meals prepared at home, making them a reasonable target for public health intervention. The aim of the research presented in this paper was to systematically identify and describe interventions to promote healthier ready-to-eat meals (to eat in, to take away, or to be delivered) sold by specific food outlets in England. METHODS: A systematic search and sift of the literature, followed by evidence mapping of relevant interventions, was conducted...
January 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103664/relaxation-in-a-prototype-ionic-liquid-influence-of-water-on-the-dynamics
#17
David L Price, Oleg Borodin, Miguel A González, Maiko Kofu, Kaoru Shibata, Takeshi Yamada, Osamu Yamamuro, Marie-Louise Saboungi
The influence of water on the relaxation of a prototype ionic liquid (IL) C8mimBF4 is examined in the IL-rich regime combining quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The QENS and MD simulations results for relaxation of the IL and the equimolar mixture with water probed by the dynamics of the C8mim hydrogen atoms in the time range of 2 ps - 1 ns are in excellent agreement. The QENS data show that translational relaxation increases by a factor of 7 on addition of water, while rotational relaxation involving multiple processes fitted by a KWW function with low β values is speeded up by a factor of 3 on the timescale of QENS measurements...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103280/formulation-general-features-and-global-calibration-of-a-bioenergetically-constrained-fishery-model
#18
David A Carozza, Daniele Bianchi, Eric D Galbraith
Human exploitation of marine resources is profoundly altering marine ecosystems, while climate change is expected to further impact commercially-harvested fish and other species. Although the global fishery is a highly complex system with many unpredictable aspects, the bioenergetic limits on fish production and the response of fishing effort to profit are both relatively tractable, and are sure to play important roles. Here we describe a generalized, coupled biological-economic model of the global marine fishery that represents both of these aspects in a unified framework, the BiOeconomic mArine Trophic Size-spectrum (BOATS) model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102056/asthma-related-outcomes-in-patients-initiating-extrafine-ciclesonide-or-fine-particle-inhaled-corticosteroids
#19
Dirkje S Postma, Richard Dekhuijzen, Thys van der Molen, Richard J Martin, Wim van Aalderen, Nicolas Roche, Theresa W Guilbert, Elliot Israel, Daniela van Eickels, Javaria Mona Khalid, Ron M C Herings, Jetty A Overbeek, Cristiana Miglio, Victoria Thomas, Catherine Hutton, Elizabeth V Hillyer, David B Price
PURPOSE: Extrafine-particle inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have greater small airway deposition than standard fine-particle ICS. We sought to compare asthma-related outcomes after patients initiated extrafine-particle ciclesonide or fine-particle ICS (fluticasone propionate or non-extrafine beclomethasone). METHODS: This historical, matched cohort study included patients aged 12-60 years prescribed their first ICS as ciclesonide or fine-particle ICS. The 2 cohorts were matched 1:1 for key demographic and clinical characteristics over the baseline year...
March 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101923/how-suboptimal-is-suboptimal-choice
#20
Jay E Hinnenkamp, Timothy A Shahan, Gregory J Madden
In a frequently used suboptimal-choice procedure pigeons choose between an alternative that delivers three food pellets with p = 1.0 and an alternative that delivers ten pellets with p = 0.2. Because pigeons reliably choose the probabilistic (suboptimal) alternative, the procedure has been proposed as a nonhuman analog of human gambling. The present experiments were conducted to evaluate two potential threats to the validity of this procedure. Experiments 1 and 2 evaluated if pigeons obtained food at a lower unit price (i...
January 2017: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
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