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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782800/suspect-screening-and-regulatory-databases-a-powerful-combination-to-identify-emerging-micropollutants
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Pablo Gago-Ferrero, Agnes Krettek, Stellan Fischer, Karin Wiberg, Lutz Ahrens
This study demonstrates that regulatory databases combined with the latest advances in high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) can be efficiently used to prioritize and identify new, potentially hazardous pollutants being discharged into the aquatic environment. Of the approximately 23,000 chemicals registered in the database of the National Swedish Product Register, 160 potential organic micropollutants were prioritized through quantitative knowledge of market availability, quantity used, extent of use on the market, and predicted compartment-specific environmental exposure during usage...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781768/guided-bone-regeneration-and-implant-placement-in-association-with-a-coronally-positioned-palatal-sliding-flap-a-17-year-follow-up-case-report
#2
Carlo Maiorana, Pier Paolo Poli, Mario Beretta
The aim of the present case report was to show the 17-year hard and soft tissues stability of guided bone regeneration procedure associated with dental implants insertion. A 52-year-old male patient presented with a partial edentulism in the upper right maxilla. A graft consisting of deproteinized bovine bone mineral and autogenous bone stabilized by a non-resorbable expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane was used to reconstruct the missing bone applying the biological principles of guided bone regeneration...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781761/prevention-and-treatment-of-clostridium-difficile-associated-diarrhea-by-reconstitution-of-the-microbiota
#3
Noa Eliakim-Raz, Jihad Bishara
This review summarizes the latest advances in treating and preventing Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the most common infectious disease cause of nosocomial diarrhea in adults in developed countries. As customary antibiotic therapies against C. difficile, metronidazole and vancomycin, are broad spectrum, they affect greatly the gut microbiota, which result in very high recurrence rates. Therefore, new strategies are researched intensively. New therapies focus on limiting further destruction of the gut microbiota or restoring the microbiota to its pre-destructed state...
May 21, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781685/detection-referral-and-control-of-diabetes-and-hypertension-in-the-rural-eastern-cape-province-of-south-africa-by-community-health-outreach-workers-in-the-rural-primary-healthcare-project-health-in-every-hut
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Angela A Morris-Paxton, Paul Rheeder, Rose-Marie G Ewing, Dillon Woods
BACKGROUND:  Non-communicable diseases, mainly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases, are responsible for approximately 63% of all deaths occurring worldwide in any given year. The majority of these deaths have occurred in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report shows that the increase in diabetes is also most pronounced in the LMICs. The South African Labour and Development Research Unit estimated a 9% prevalence within the adult population in 2016...
April 11, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781330/management-of-pleural-infections
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Lucía Ferreiro, José M Porcel, Silvia Bielsa, María Elena Toubes, José Manuel Álvarez-Dobaño, Luis Valdés
The management of infected pleural effusion is complex. Therapeutic resolution requires determining the following: appropriate antibiotic regimen, the need for pleural drainage, the optimal drainage tube size, and the need for intrapleural therapy or surgery. Areas covered: An updating of the latest advances in the management of parapneumonic pleural effusion based on the best evidence available is provided. Expert commentary: The correct management of parapneumonic pleural effusion is based on selecting an antibiotic regimen according to the origin of the pleural infection (community-acquired or nosocomial)...
May 20, 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781126/versatile-nanostructures-from-rice-husk-biomass-for-energy-applications
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Zhaofeng Wang, Andrew T Smith, Weixing Wang, Luyi Sun
Converting biomass into valuable products has great benefits in terms of both economy and environment, which has attracted considerable attention in recent years. The mass generation of rice husks (RHs) as well as their rich and unique chemical components enable them to be one of the most widely investigated biomasses. RH biomass was initially utilized to produce bulk materials for conventional applications, while a variety of advanced nanostructures (NSs) have been fabricated during the past few years. In addition to their low-cost and environmentally friendly nature, the RH derived NSs (RH-NSs) exhibit versatile properties, promising for broad applications in various fields...
May 20, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780650/metastatic-prostate-cancer-manifesting-as-cholestatic-jaundice-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Deepak Ravindranathan, Emilie Elise Hitron, Greta Anne Russler, Yue Xue, Mehmet Asim Bilen
A paraneoplastic syndrome can often present as the first manifestation of an underlying malignancy. We report a patient who presented with cholestatic jaundice as a paraneoplastic syndrome from his newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer. He received initial treatment with androgen deprivation therapy followed by six cycles of docetaxel resulting in resolution of his cholestatic process, normalization of liver enzyme levels, and excellent biochemical and radiographic response. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of metastatic prostate cancer with cholestatic jaundice as a paraneoplastic phenomenon to be safely treated with androgen deprivation therapy and upfront docetaxel, reflecting the latest shift in the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer...
2018: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780631/screening-for-early-stage-lung-cancer-and-its-correlation-with-lung-nodule-detection
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REVIEW
Fangfei Qian, Wenjia Yang, Qunhui Chen, Xueyan Zhang, Baohui Han
Currently, the most effective way of reducing lung cancer mortality is early diagnosis of lung cancer. The National Lung Screening Trial has proved the efficacy of lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography to reduce lung cancer mortality. However, many questions remain surrounding lung cancer screening implementation, among which include how to select the optimal risk population, the personalized screening interval based different levels of risk, methods to improve diagnostic discrimination between malignant and benign disease in detected lung nodules, and the roles of biomolecular markers in stratifying risk and in guiding the management of indeterminate nodules...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780125/physical-disabilities-related-to-the-depressive-mental-states-of-japanese-patients-with-subacute-myelo-optico-neuropathy
#9
Tetsuro Konishi
Objective The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical conditions related to the depressive mental states in Japanese patients with subacute myelo-optico-neuropathy (SMON), caused by clioquinol intoxication more than 40 years previously. Materials and methods The changes in the mental states with aging were investigated in 25 Japanese SMON patients (mean age: 77.2 years old, range: 53-90) using a Japanese version of the Zung Self-rating Depression Scale (J-SDS) questionnaires with supportive interviews by the clinical psychotherapist and medical checkup records...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779981/creation-of-a-new-hospital-service-for-iron-therapy
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REVIEW
Alessandra Livraghi, Alberto Martinasso, Jerard Seghatchian, Cesare Perotti
Iron deficiency anemia is one of the widespread forms of anemia worldwide with important consequences on public health in general and in the management of the hospital blood supply in particular. In this context we decided to "de novo"organize a new hospital service specifically dedicated to iron therapy to correctly diagnose iron deficiency anemia and support patients with the latest generation of i.v. iron formulation. We describe the organizational and educational solutions we adopted to start the new service...
April 19, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779848/integrating-physical-and-molecular-insights-on-immune-cell-migration
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REVIEW
Hélène D Moreau, Matthieu Piel, Raphaël Voituriez, Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil
The function of most immune cells depends on their ability to migrate through complex microenvironments, either randomly to patrol for the presence of antigens or directionally to reach their next site of action. The actin cytoskeleton and its partners are key conductors of immune cell migration as they control the intrinsic migratory properties of leukocytes as well as their capacity to respond to cues present in their environment. In this review we focus on the latest discoveries regarding the role of the actomyosin cytoskeleton in optimizing immune cell migration in complex environments, with a special focus on recent insights provided by physical modeling...
May 17, 2018: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779567/factors-for-persistence-of-mrsa-carriage-a-year-after-initial-detection-in-individuals-from-various-healthcare-institutions
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Ester Vendrell Torra, Lluís Force Sanmartín, Goretti Sauca Subias, Elisabet Palomera Fànegas, Pilar Barrufet Barqué, Josep Anton Capdevila Morell
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: We studied the natural history of patients with chronic stable illnesses that are colonized by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The aim was to determine the persistence colonization 1 year after. Moreover, we intended to disclose factors that predict MRSA persistence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A multicentric, prospective observational study was designed. Patients from an acute-care hospital and 4 long-term healthcare facilities were included...
May 17, 2018: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777955/perspectives-and-limitations-for-nucleo-t-side-analogs-in-future-hbv-therapies
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REVIEW
Massimo Levrero, Miroslava Subic, Francois Villeret, Fabien Zoulim
The latest generation of nucleo(t)side analogs (NAs) provide robust virus suppression with high barrier to resistance. Long term NAs treatment is associated with a partial restoration in HBV-specific T-cell functions, regression of fibrosis, no disease progression and a reduction of HCC risk but rarely lead to cure and life-long treatments is often required. New insights into the hepatitis B viral life cycle and the host immune response have expanded the potential targets for drug therapies with interesting antiviral candidates and novel immunotherapeutic approaches in early stage development...
May 16, 2018: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777345/placenta-accreta-and-balloon-catheterization-the-experience-of-a-single-center-and-an-update-of-latest-evidence-of-literature
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Ferdinando Antonio Gulino, F Di Guardo, E Zambrotta, L M Di Gregorio, Andrea Miranda, Stella Capriglione, M A Palumbo
PURPOSE: We studied the efficacy of using pre-cesarean delivery (CD) temporary occlusion of internal iliac arteries with balloon catheters in case of placenta previa-accreta in terms of maternal and neonatal outcomes and to test accuracy of ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for prenatal diagnosis. METHODS: From March 2014 to January 2018, women with an US and/or MRI diagnosis of placenta previa-accreta and a planned delivery were enrolled and divided into two groups: balloon catheterization group (women treated with preoperative catheters and CD) and control group (women candidates to elective CD)...
May 18, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777306/respiratory-manifestations-in-lps-responsive-beige-like-anchor-lrba-protein-deficient-patients
#15
Oded Shamriz, Bella Shadur, Adeeb NaserEddin, Irina Zaidman, Natalia Simanovsky, Orly Elpeleg, Eitan Kerem, Joel Reiter, Polina Stepensky
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-responsive beige-like anchor (LRBA) protein deficiency is a rare syndrome of primary immune deficiency and immune dysregulation. In this study, we sought to summarize our experience with respiratory manifestations in LRBA-deficient patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of the medical records of LRBA-deficient patients treated at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Data retrieved included pulmonary workup, disease course, treatment, and outcome. Ten patients were included...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776894/amyloid-pet-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-with-dementia
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V Camacho, A Gómez-Grande, P Sopena, D García-Solís, M Gómez Río, C Lorenzo, S Rubí, J Arbizu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by progressive cognitive decline and memory loss, and is the most common form of dementia. Amyloid plaques with neurofibrillary tangles are a neuropathological hallmark of AD that produces synaptic dysfunction and culminates later in neuronal loss. Amyloid PET is a useful, available and non-invasive technique that provides in vivo information about the cortical amyloid burden. In the latest revised criteria for the diagnosis of AD biomarkers were defined and integrated: pathological and diagnostic biomarkers (increased retention on fibrillar amyloid PET or decreased Aβ1-42 and increased T-Tau or P-Tau in CSF) and neurodegeneration or topographical biomarkers (temporoparietal hypometabolism on 18 F-FDG PET and temporal atrophy on MRI)...
May 15, 2018: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776830/pharmacological-modulation-of-radiation-induced-oral-mucosal-complications
#17
S Bockel, A Vallard, A Lévy, S François, M Bourdis, C Le Gallic, D Riccobono, P Annede, M Drouet, Y Tao, P Blanchard, É Deutsch, N Magné, C Chargari
Radiation-induced mucositis is a common toxicity, especially in patients with head and neck cancers. Despite recent technological advances in radiation therapy, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy, radiation-induced mucositis is still causing treatment disruptions, negatively affecting patients' long and short term quality of life, and impacting medical resources use with economic consequences. The objective of this article was to review the latest updates in the management of radiation-induced mucositis, with a focus on pharmaceutical strategies for the prevention or treatment of mucositis...
May 15, 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776761/-pterygium-surgery-by-conjunctiva-autograft-with-autologous-blood-fixation
#18
C G F Nganga Ngabou, C Makita, S S Ndalla, F Nkokolo, R Messe Ambia Koulimaya, B Diatewa
INTRODUCTION: Pterygium surgery is marked by the possibility of recurrences; one of the techniques which results in the least recurrences is conjunctival autograft. Fixation of the conjunctiva had traditionally been accomplished with sutures. In recent years, conjunctival grafting has also been performed with fibrin glue. Even more recently, with a view towards improving the quality of postoperative results, some surgeons recommend the use of autologous blood. This study aims to evaluate the stability of this latest method of graft fixation, while assessing its postoperative results...
May 15, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776328/recent-progress-and-considerations-for-aav-gene-therapies-targeting-the-central-nervous-system
#19
REVIEW
Erik Allen Lykken, Charles Shyng, Reginald James Edwards, Alejandra Rozenberg, Steven James Gray
BACKGROUND: Neurodevelopmental disorders, as a class of diseases, have been particularly difficult to treat even when the underlying cause(s), such as genetic alterations, are understood. What treatments do exist are generally not curative and instead seek to improve quality of life for affected individuals. The advent of gene therapy via gene replacement offers the potential for transformative therapies to slow or even stop disease progression for current patients and perhaps minimize or prevent the appearance of symptoms in future patients...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775990/cox-model-with-interval-censored-covariate-in-cohort-studies
#20
Soohyun Ahn, Johan Lim, Myunghee Cho Paik, Ralph L Sacco, Mitchell S Elkind
In cohort studies the outcome is often time to a particular event, and subjects are followed at regular intervals. Periodic visits may also monitor a secondary irreversible event influencing the event of primary interest, and a significant proportion of subjects develop the secondary event over the period of follow-up. The status of the secondary event serves as a time-varying covariate, but is recorded only at the times of the scheduled visits, generating incomplete time-varying covariates. While information on a typical time-varying covariate is missing for entire follow-up period except the visiting times, the status of the secondary event are unavailable only between visits where the status has changed, thus interval-censored...
May 18, 2018: Biometrical Journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift
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