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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655201/unplanned-reoperation-after-craniotomy-for-tumor-a-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-analysis
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Hormuzdiyar H Dasenbrock, Sandra C Yan, Vamsi Chavakula, William B Gormley, Timothy R Smith, Elizabeth B Claus, Ian F Dunn
BACKGROUND: Reoperation has been increasingly utilized as a metric evaluating quality of care. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the rate of, reasons for, and predictors of unplanned reoperation after craniotomy for tumor in a nationally accrued population. METHODS: Patients who underwent cranial tumor resection were extracted from the prospective National Surgical Quality Improvement Program registry (2012-2014). Multivariate logistic regression examined predictors of unplanned cranial reoperation...
June 26, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655091/-outcomes-of-lenalidomide-based-treatment-for-57-patients-of-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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S H Deng, Y Xu, W W Sui, G An, X H Mao, Z J Li, D H Zou, L G Qiu
Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of lenalidomide (Revlimid, R) -based chemotherapy in the treatment of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM) patients. Methods: 57 consecutively relapsed/refractory MM patients were retrospectively analyzed from June 2013 to February 2016. All the patients received lenalidomide-based chemotherapy. Results: ① 60.4% patients had international staging system (ISS) stage Ⅲ, 37.9% patients had revised international staging system (R-ISS) stage Ⅲ, and 53...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654855/clinical-profile-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-new-onset-acute-symptomatic-seizures-in-children
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Vimlesh Soni, Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini, Prabhjot Malhi, Radha K Ratho, Baijayantimala Mishra, Sunit C Singhi
PURPOSE: To study clinical profile, neurodevelopmental outcome and its predictors in children with acute symptomatic seizures (ASS). METHODS: Short-term neurodevelopmental outcome and predictors of poor outcomes were prospectively assessed in 105 consecutive children with ASS aged 3 months-12 years RESULTS: Mean age was 51.2+42.2months (3-144 months); 67.2% were males. Central nervous system (CNS) infection in 82%, status epilepticus in 15.2%, abnormal neuroimaging in 62...
June 17, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654741/intestinal-parasites-in-stool-samples-and-perianal-swabs-examined-by-the-voivodeship-sanitary-epidemiological-station-in-bydgoszcz-between-2000-2014
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Jerzy Kasprzak, Bożena Szaładzińska, Małgorzata Smoguła, Marcin Ziuziakowski
INTRODUCTION: Epidemiological conditions are changing due to the modifications in human behavior and environment. Parasitic diseases are most often caused by intestinal parasites. The frequency of Echinococcus multilocularis and tropical diseases increases in Poland. AIM OF STUDY: Analysis of intestinal parasites’ occurrence in stool samples and perianal swabs tested in Medical Diagnostics Department of The Voivodeship Sanitary-Epidemiological Station in Bydgoszcz between 2000-2014...
2017: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654687/combined-single-cell-quantitation-of-host-and-siv-genes-and-proteins-ex-vivo-reveals-host-pathogen-interactions-in-individual-cells
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Diane L Bolton, Kathleen McGinnis, Greg Finak, Pratip Chattopadhyay, Raphael Gottardo, Mario Roederer
CD4 T cells harboring HIV-1/SIV represent a formidable hurdle to eradicating infection, and yet their detailed phenotype remains unknown. Here we integrate two single-cell technologies, flow cytometry and highly multiplexed quantitative RT-PCR, to characterize SIV-infected CD4 T cells directly ex vivo. Within individual cells, we correlate the cellular phenotype, in terms of host protein and RNA expression, with stages of the viral life cycle defined by combinatorial expression of viral RNAs. Spliced RNA+ infected cells display multiple memory and activation phenotypes, indicating virus production by diverse CD4 T cell subsets...
June 27, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654651/herpes-simplex-virus-1-and-2-educational-assessment-of-young-adults-in-rural-southwest-virginia
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Shantal S Hover, Andrea S Bertke
PURPOSE: Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) causes genital herpes, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. HSV-1, commonly associated with cold sores, is increasing as a cause of genital herpes. Abstinence-only sexual health classes, commonly taught in Virginia, generate young adults who are under-educated in sexual health, increasing STI risks. College students in southwest Virginia were surveyed to assess comprehensiveness of high school health education regarding HSV-1 and HSV-2 and to identify students' preferred methods for STI education...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654650/risk-factors-for-prevalent-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-among-inmates-in-a-state-prison-system-in-mexico
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Pablo F Belaunzarán-Zamudio, Juan L Mosqueda-Gomez, Alejando Macias-Hernandez, Juan G Sierra-Madero, Saifuddin Ahmed, Chris Beyrer
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of HCV-infection and identify associated factors among inmates in the State Prison System of Guanajuato in Mexico (Sep-2011 to Feb-2012). METHODS: Cross-sectional, observational study in 10 prisons in the State of Guanajuato in Mexico (2011-2012). We offered HCV-testing and applied audio computer-assisted self-interviews to all adults imprisoned in the State Prison System. We used a complex survey analysis to estimate the distribution of variables and its corresponding 95% confidence intervals, taking into consideration the expected cluster effect by common characteristics within prisons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654319/partial-characterization-of-tick-borne-encephalitis-virus-isolates-from-ticks-of-southern-ukraine
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Oksana O Yurchenko, Dmytro O Dubina, Nataliya O Vynograd, Jean-Paul Gonzalez
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is the most common tick-borne viral infection in Eurasia; thousands of human cases are annually reported from several European countries. Several tick species are vectors of the tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), while TBE appears to be spreading from the Eurasian continent westward to Europe. Fifteen study sites were chosen from five territories of southern Ukraine, including Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson Oblast, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and Sevastopol. Tick collection was performed in spring season of three consecutive years (1988-1990) using either flagging technique or direct collection of specimens feeding on cattle...
June 27, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653923/kitchen-phytochemicals-from-allium-cepa-their-role-in-multidrug-resistance
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Gunpreet Kaur, Vikas Gupta, Ajay Francis Christopher, Renu Bansal, Parveen Bansal
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasingly becoming a concern to public health. Current antibiotics have failed to bring desirable results to many bacterial infections due to multi-resistant strains. So, concerted efforts are being made to curve this with the help of dietary phytohemicals. A number of dietary phytochemical are being put to trials for antimicrobial activity; however it is worthwhile to search such a part of diet that is very frequently used by major population. Keeping this view in mind an effort has been made to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of most common vegetable component Allium cepa...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653769/examining-the-importance-of-laboratory-and-diagnostic-testing-when-treating-and-diagnosing-onychomycosis
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REVIEW
Mahmoud Ghannoum, Pranab Mukherjee, Nancy Isham, Bryan Markinson, James Del Rosso, Luis Leal
Onychomycosis is a fungal nail infection caused primarily by dermatophytes. Several other nail disorders, including psoriasis, can simulate onychomycosis. Accurate diagnosis is therefore vital for the ongoing treatment and management of onychomycosis and to avoid misdiagnosis and treatment delay, which can be both lengthy and costly. Often, a combination of histologic and laboratory techniques is used to obtain an accurate diagnosis. The potential diagnostic challenges associated with the differential diagnosis of onychomycosis caused by dermatophytes and the most common techniques used to confirm the diagnosis are discussed...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653519/-dyspnea-and-cardia-cancer-an-unusual-etiology
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S Speybrouck, L Claeys, A Hendlisz, A P Meert
CASE REPORT: a 63-year old man, followed for a metastatic cardia cancer, develop a pericardial effusion with sign of pre-tamponade. A CT scanner suggests the presence of a gastro- esophageal-pericardial fistula. A surgical drainage brings a purulent fluid, infected by a polymicrobial flora. Despite early antibiotics with vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam, the patient dies five days after the drainage. DISCUSSION: purulent pericarditis associated with gastrointestinal neoplasia may be due to sepsis or a proximity invasion ...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653118/quantitative-pneumatic-otoscopy-using-a-light-based-ranging-technique
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Ryan L Shelton, Ryan M Nolan, Guillermo L Monroy, Paritosh Pande, Michael A Novak, Ryan G Porter, Stephen A Boppart
Otitis media is the leading cause of hearing loss in children. It is commonly associated with fluid in the ear, which can result in up to 45 dB of hearing loss for extended periods of time during a child's most important developmental years. Accurate assessment of middle ear effusions is an important part of understanding otitis media. Current technologies used to diagnose otitis media with effusion are pneumatic otoscopy, tympanometry, and acoustic reflectometry. While all of these techniques can reasonably diagnose the presence of an effusion, they provide limited information about the infection present behind the tympanic membrane...
June 26, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653110/development-of-a-semi-nested-pcr-based-method-for-specific-and-rapid-detection-of-alternaria-solani-causing-potato-early-blight-in-soil
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Qing Gu, Zhi-Hui Yang, Dong-Mei Zhao, Dai Zhang, Qian Wang, Li-Song Ma, Jie-Hua Zhu
Early blight, caused by Alternaria solani, is one of the most devastating diseases of potato that causes severe yield loss worldwide. The infected potato debris existed in the soil serve as the initial infection sources for the next growing potato. Current identification of A. solani in soil relies primarily on cultural and morphological characteristics, which are time-consuming and inaccurate. In this study, a semi-nested PCR method was developed using primers based on internal transcribed spacer region that is specific to A...
June 26, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652957/a-retrospective-study-of-acute-renal-failure-in-children-its-incidence-etiology-complications-and-prognosis
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Kadar Ismail Hassan, Jama Hodan M, Chunfu Li
BACKGROUND: Acute renal failure (ARF) developed due to various causes and may lead to significant morbidity and mortality among pediatric patients. OBJECTIVES: The study was conducted to determine the incidence, etiology, outcome of treatment and clinical presentation of ARF in pediatric patients in Somalia. METHODS: Comprehensive case history of 39 pediatric patients below 12 years of age, admitted with renal diseases in four tertiary care hospitals in Hargeisa and Borama cities in Somalia during December 2015 to November 2016...
May 25, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652944/extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-an-incidental-finding
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Ashley Althoff, Michael Bibliowicz
Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTCL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This neoplasm is more prevalent in regions of Asia and Latin America and most commonly involves the sinonasal tract, presenting with signs of nasal obstruction, epistaxis, or sinus infection. It is a locally destructive and angioinvasive neoplasm. The treatment of ENKTCL is dependent on the extent of the tumor. For localized disease, the treatment is chemoradiation. For disseminated disease, treatment is mainly chemotherapy-based...
May 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652714/the-safety-issues-and-hardware-related-complications-of-deep-brain-stimulation-therapy-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-478-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Jing Zhang, Tao Wang, Chen-Cheng Zhang, Kristina Zeljic, Shikun Zhan, Bo-Min Sun, Dian-You Li
INTRODUCTION: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-established therapy for the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) in patients experiencing motor fluctuations and medication-refractory tremor. Despite the relative tolerability and safety of this procedure, associated complications and unnatural deaths are still unavoidable. METHODS: In this study, hardware-related complications and the causes of unnatural death were retrospectively analyzed in 478 patients with PD who were treated with DBS...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652669/early-postoperative-paravalvular-leak-among-egyptian-population-an-observational-study
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Noha Hassanin, Yasser Sharaf, Waleed Ammar, Amr Y H Sayed
OBJECTIVES: Several reports described the incidence of postoperative paravalvular leakage (PVL) early after valve replacement surgery, however, there is a paucity of data regarding the outcomes and complications correlated to the severity of PVL. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the incidence, causes, and short term outcome of early postoperative PVL. METHODS: Data were collected from patients presenting to the cardiovascular department at Cairo University Hospital for aortic and/or mitral valve replacement surgery from May 2014 to May 2015...
July 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652438/a-head-to-head-comparison-between-surgimend%C3%A2-fetal-bovine-acellular-dermal-matrix-and-tutomesh%C3%A2-a-bovine-pericardium-collagen-membrane-in-breast-reconstruction-in-45-cases
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Christian Eichler, Jeria Efremova, Klaus Brunnert, Christian M Kurbacher, Oleg Gluz, Julian Puppe, Mathias Warm
BACKGROUND/AIM: The use of acellular dermal matrices (ADM) has become a widely used option in breast reconstruction. A great deal of literature is available, totaling over 3,200 ADM reconstructions. Head-to-head comparisons between SurgiMend® and Tutomesh® are not yet reported. These are the first comparative clinical data reported on the use of Tutomesh® in breast reconstruction. Postoperative complication rates and costs for these devices were evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of a 2-year experience with both SurgiMend® - fetal bovine acellular dermal matrix and Tutomesh® - a bovine pericardium collagen membrane in breast reconstruction in 45 cases from 2014-2015...
July 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652291/talking-about-human-papillomavirus-and-cancer-development-of-consultation-guides-through-lay-and-professional-stakeholder-coproduction-using-qualitative-quantitative-and-secondary-data
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Maggie Hendry, Diana Pasterfield, Simon Gollins, Richard Adams, Mererid Evans, Alison Fiander, Michael Robling, Christine Campbell, Marie-Jet Bekkers, Julia Hiscock, Sadia Nafees, Janice Rose, Margaret Stanley, Olwen Williams, Matthew Makin, Clare Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) cause all cervical cancer and the majority of vulvar, vaginal, anal, penile and oropharyngeal cancers. Although HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, public awareness of this is poor. In addition, many clinicians lack adequate knowledge or confidence to discuss sexual transmission and related sensitive issues. Complex science needs to be communicated in a clear, digestible, honest and salient way. Therefore, the aim of this study was to coproduce with patients who have cancer appropriate resources to guide these highly sensitive and difficult consultations...
June 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652242/preclinical-characterization-of-the-inhaled-small-molecule-respiratory-syncytial-virus-l-protein-polymerase-inhibitor-pc786
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Matthew Coates, Daniel Brookes, Young-In Kim, Heather Allen, Euan A F Fordyce, Elizabeth A Meals, Thomas Colley, Claire-Lise Ciana, Guillaume F Parra, Vladimir Sherbukhin, Jennifer A Stockwell, Jennifer C Thomas, S Fraser Hunt, Lauren Anderson-Dring, Stuart T Onions, Lindsey Cass, Peter J Murray, Kazuhiro Ito, Pete Strong, John P Devincenzo, Garth Rapeport
Although respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in infants and young children, attempts to develop an effective therapy have so far proved unsuccessful. Herein we report the preclinical profiles of PC786, a potent non-nucleoside RSV L-protein polymerase inhibitor, designed for inhalation treatment of RSV infection. PC786 demonstrated a potent and selective anti-viral activity against laboratory adapted or clinical isolates of RSVA (IC50: <0.09 - 0...
June 26, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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