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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781981/national-patient-safety-program-in-brazil-incidents-reported-between-2014-and-2017
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Tássia Nery Faustino, Edenise Maria Santos da Silva Batalha, Silvana Lima Vieira, Andressa Garcia Nicole, Alexandre Souza Morais, Daisy Maria Rizatto Tronchin, Marta Maria Melleiro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze the patient safety incidents reported to the Brazilian National Health Surveillance System from March 2014 to March 2017. METHOD: A documentary study that used the records of the incidents published in the Reports of Adverse Events (AE) in Brazil. The following variables were selected: number of incidents by type, type of health service, hospital unit, and degree of harm. To find whether there was a significant difference across the Brazilian regions by notifications related to general incidents, AE, and deaths, the analysis of variance and the Tukey tests were used...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781879/cognitive-burden-of-common-non-antiretroviral-medications-in-hiv-infected-women
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Leah H Rubin, Kendra K Radtke, Seenae Eum, Bani Tamraz, Krithika N Kumanan, Gayle Springer, Pauline M Maki, Kathryn Anastos, Daniel Merenstein, Roksana Karim, Kathleen M Weber, Deborah Gustafson, Ruth M Greenblatt, Jeffrey R Bishop
OBJECTIVE: The aging HIV population has increased comorbidity burden and consequently non-antiretroviral (ARV) medication utilization. Many non-ARV medications have known neurocognitive-adverse effects ("NC-AE medications"). We assessed the cognitive effects of NC-AE medications in HIV+ and HIV- women. METHODS: 1558 participants (1037 HIV+; mean age 46) from the Women's Interagency HIV Study completed a neuropsychological test battery between 2009 and 2011...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781316/fas-and-fasl-genetic-polymorphisms-in-women-with-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-a-case-control-study
#3
Ae Ra Han, Young Min Choi, Min A Hong, Jin Ju Kim, Sung Ki Lee, Kwang Moon Yang, Eun Chan Paik, Hyeon Jeong Jeong, Jong Kwan Jun
Aberrant apoptosis at the trophoblast-maternal interface and abnormal expression of Fas and Fas ligand (FasL) have been reported in complicated pregnancies with recurrent pregnancy losses (RPL) and preeclampsia. We assessed the prevalence of Fas and FasL genetic polymorphisms in Korean women with RPL and in fertile controls. In total, 306 women with RPL and 298 fertile controls were enrolled. Genotype distributions of Fas and FasL in RPL patients versus fertile controls were examined under the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium...
May 20, 2018: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781295/impact-of-statin-use-on-recurrence-or-survival-after-surgical-curative-resection-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Tak Kyu Oh, Kwhanmien Kim, Sanghoon Jheon, Jaebong Lee, Sang-Hwan Do, Jung-Won Hwang, Hyo Jin Kim, In-Ae Song
Statins are known for their anticancer effects, and many studies have shown the effectiveness of statins for cancer prevention and improvement of cancer-related long-term oncologic outcome. However, their effectiveness on recurrence or survival of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after curative resection remains unknown. This was a retrospective cohort study that assessed the medical records of patients who were diagnosed with NSCLC and treated with curative resection at a tertiary care hospital between August 2003 and July 2012...
January 2018: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780690/an-update-on-the-treatment-of-pediatric-autoimmune-encephalitis
#5
Cory Stingl, Kathleen Cardinale, Heather Van Mater
Purpose of review: Autoimmune encephalitis (AE) is an increasingly recognized etiology for neuropsychiatric deficits that are highly responsive to immunotherapy. As a result, rheumatologists are often called upon to help with the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the pharmacologic treatment of AE. Recent findings: To date, there are no prospective randomized placebo-controlled trials to guide treatment recommendations for AE...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780399/oxidative-stress-and-aberrant-programmed-cell-death-are-associated-with-pollen-abortion-in-isonuclear-alloplasmic-male-sterile-wheat
#6
Zihan Liu, Xiaoyi Shi, Sha Li, Lingli Zhang, Xiyue Song
Cytoplasmic male sterility is crucial for the utilization of hybrid heterosis and it possibly occurs in parallel with tapetal programmed cell death (PCD) and oxidative metabolism responses. However, little is known about the mechanisms that underlie pollen abortion in wheat. Therefore, we obtained two isonuclear alloplasmic male sterile lines (IAMSLs) with Aegilops kotschyi and Ae. juvenalis cytoplasm. Compared with the maintainer line, cytochemical analyses of the anthers demonstrated that the IAMSLs exhibited anomalous tapetal PCD and organelles, with premature PCD in K87B1-706A and delayed PCD in Ju87B1-706A...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779330/-tolerance-and-pharmacodynamics-phase-%C3%A2-clinical-trial-study-of-chimeric-anti-cd20-monoclonal-antibody-ibi301-in-chinese-patients-with-cd20-positive-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#7
B Jiang, J Y Qi, M Y Sun, Z J Li, W Liu, L J Liu, F K Zhang, L G Qiu
Objective: To evaluate the tolerance and safety of a human-mouse chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody IBI301 in Chinese patients achieved objective response with CD20(+) B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Methods: Nine patients with CD20(+) B-cell NHL received dose-escalating IBI301 infusions (250 mg/m(2), n =3; 375 mg/m(2), n =3; 500 mg/m(2), n =3, respectively). The data of all patients were collected for safety analyses. The median exposures of 125 mg/m(2), 375 mg/m(2), 500 mg/m(2) dose groups were 243, 690 and 980 mg, respectively...
April 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778046/evaluation-of-the-microhaplotypes-panel-for-dna-mixture-analyses
#8
Peng Chen, Caiyong Yin, Zheng Li, Yan Pu, Youjia Yu, Peng Zhao, Dexin Chen, Weibo Liang, Lin Zhang, Feng Chen
The identification of a suspect in a DNA mixture typed with the standard short tandem repeat polymorphism (STR) kits has faced challenges. Several improved methods or technologies have been introduced to address this issue. However, some complex situations in the process remain elusive. In the present study, we presented a panel of 26 tiny microhaplotypes, each generating a relatively high (>3.0) effective number of alleles (Ae ) and possessing low (<50 bp) sequence lengths. The average Ae and heterozygosity values among the 9 populations of 26 microhaps were in ranges from 2...
May 12, 2018: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777756/peroxiredoxin-5-regulates-adipogenesis-attenuating-oxidative-stress-in-obese-mouse-models-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet
#9
Mi Hye Kim, Sun-Ji Park, Jung-Hak Kim, Jung Bae Seong, Kyung-Min Kim, Hyun Ae Woo, Dong-Seok Lee
Elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a hallmark of obesity. Peroxiredoxin 5 (Prx5), which is a cysteine-dependent peroxidase enzyme, has an intensive ROS scavenging activity because it is located in the cytosol and mitochondria. Therefore, we focused on the role of Prx5 in regulating mitochondrial ROS and adipogenesis. We demonstrated that Prx5 expression was upregulated during adipogenesis and Prx5 overexpression suppressed adipogenesis by regulating cytosolic and mitochondrial ROS generation...
May 16, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776384/competence-of-mosquitoes-native-to-the-united-kingdom-to-support-replication-and-transmission-of-rift-valley-fever-virus
#10
Sarah Lumley, Luis M Hernández-Triana, Daniel L Horton, Maria Del Mar Fernández de Marco, Jolyon M Medlock, Roger Hewson, Anthony R Fooks, Nicholas Johnson
BACKGROUND: Rift Valley fever phlebovirus (RVFV) is a mosquito-borne arbovirus causing severe disease in humans and livestock. It is endemic in Africa and spread to the Arabian Peninsula in 2000 raising concerns it could emerge in Europe. The ability of temperate mosquitoes from the United Kingdom (UK) to support replication and transmission of RVFV is unknown. METHODS: In this study, two colonised lines of Culex pipiens, wild-caught Aedes detritus and Ae. rusticus from the UK were infected with pathogenic strains of RVFV to assess their vector competence...
May 18, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774832/intense-focus-of-alveolar-echinococcosis-south-kyrgyzstan
#11
Bakhadyr Bebezov, Nurlan Mamashev, Tilek Umetaliev, Iskender Ziadinov, Philip S Craig, Deborah E Joekel, Peter Deplazes, Felix Grimm, Paul R Torgerson
Human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a highly pathogenic zoonotic parasitic disease caused by Echinococcus multilocularis. An ultrasound study in southern Kyrgyzstan during 2012 revealed a prevalence of 4.2% probable or confirmed AE and an additional 2.2% possible AE, representing an emerging situation. The risk for probable or confirmed AE was significantly higher in dog owners.
June 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773813/amelioration-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-and-dss-induced-colitis-by-ntg-a-009-through-the-inhibition-of-th1-and-th17-cells-differentiation
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Suman Acharya, Maheshwor Timilshina, Liyuan Jiang, Sabita Neupane, Dong-Young Choi, Sang Won Park, Sang Yeul Lee, Byeong-Seon Jeong, Jung-Ae Kim, Tae-Gyu Nam, Jae-Hoon Chang
CD4+ T cells are the central for the mammalian adaptive immune system. Naïve CD4+ T cells mainly differentiate in to pro-inflammatory Th1, Th2 and Th17 cells upon antigenic stimulation. IFN-γ secreting Th1 cells and IL-17 secreting Th17 cells are found to play key roles in autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) and ulcerative colitis (UC). In this study we found NTG-A-009, 6-aminopyridin-3-ol, has great inhibitory effect on in vitro differentiation of Th1 and Th17 cells without affecting regulatory T cells...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773129/in-vitro-acaricide-and-anticholinesterase-activities-of-digitaria-insularis-poaceae-against-rhipicephalus-boophilus-microplus
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Francianne Oliveira Santos, Hélimar Gonçalves Lima, Soraia de Souza Santa Rosa, Nayana Borges das Mercês, Taiane Menezes Serra, Rosângela Soares Uzeda, Isabella Mary Alves Reis, Mariana Borges Botura, Alexsandro Branco, Maria José Moreira Batatinha
Medicinal plants have been proposed as an alternative for acaricide control, aiming to develop lower-cost and eco-friendly ectoparasiticide products. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro activity of the extracts and fractions obtained from the leaves of Digitaria insularis on the reproductive efficacy of the bovine tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. Also, we investigated the possible relation with the anticholinesterase mechanism. The effect of the crude hydroethanolic (CH), hexanic (HE), ethyl acetate (EA), butanolic (BT) and residual hydroethanolic (RH) extracts, as well as four fractions of HE, were evaluated using adult immersion test...
May 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773077/aedes-vittatus-in-spain-current-distribution-barcoding-characterization-and-potential-role-as-a-vector-of-human-diseases
#14
Alazne Díez-Fernández, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Santiago Ruiz, Rafael Gutiérrez-López, Ramón Soriguer, Jordi Figuerola
BACKGROUND: Aedes vittatus is currently found in Africa, Asia and Europe, where it acts as a vector of pathogens causing animal and human diseases (e.g. chikungunya, Zika and dengue). Like other Aedes species, Ae. vittatus is able to breed in artificial containers. The ECDC has recently highlighted the need for molecular tools (i.e. barcoding characterization) that enable Aedes species to be identified in entomological surveys. RESULTS: We sampled mosquito larvae and adults in southern Spain and used a molecular approach to amplify and sequence a fragment of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene (barcoding region) of the mosquitoes...
May 18, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772891/the-influence-of-urban-heat-islands-and-socioeconomic-factors-on-the-spatial-distribution-of-aedes-aegypti-larval-habitats
#15
Thiago S De Azevedo, Brian Patrick Bourke, Rafael Piovezan, Maria Anice M Sallum
We addressed the potential associations among the temporal and spatial distribution of larval habitats of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti, the presence of urban heat islands and socioeconomic factors. Data on larval habitats were collected in Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, São Paulo, Brazil, from 2004 to 2006, and spatial and temporal variations were analysed using a wavelet-based approach. We quantified urban heat islands by calculating surface temperatures using the results of wavelet analyses and grey level transformation from Thematic Mapper images (Landsat 5)...
May 8, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772886/urban-environmental-clustering-to-assess-the-spatial-dynamics-of-aedes-aegypti-breeding-sites
#16
Guillermo Albrieu-Llinás, Manuel O Espinosa, Agustín Quaglia, Marcelo Abril, Carlos Marcelo Scavuzzo
The identification of Aedes aegypti breeding hotspots in urban areas is crucial for the rational design of control strategies against this disease vector. Remote sensing and geographic information systems offer valuable tools for mapping habitat suitability of a given area. However, predicting species occurrences by means of probability distribution maps based on transversal entomological surveys has limited utility for local authorities. The aim of the present study was to carefully examine the temporal evolution of the number of houses infested with immature stages of Ae...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772743/sidelobe-suppression-with-resolution-maintenance-for-sar-images-via-sparse-representation
#17
Xiaoxiang Zhu, Feng He, Fan Ye, Zhen Dong, Manqing Wu
Severe sidelobe interference is one of the major problems with traditional Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging. In the observation scene of sea areas, the number of targets in the observation scene is so small that targets can be regarded as sparse. Taking this into account, a method of sidelobe suppression, on the basis of sparsity constraint regularization, is proposed to reduce sidelobes of Gaofen-3 (GF-3) images in sea areas of the image domain. This proposed method has a prominent sidelobe suppression effect with resolution maintenance and without destruction of amplitude and phase information...
May 16, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772235/autophagy-mediates-enhancement-of-proangiogenic-activity-by-hypoxia-in-mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cells
#18
Seul-Gi Lee, Young Ae Joe
Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) have been promising source for regenerative cell therapy in ischemic diseases. To improve efficacy of MSC therapy, various priming methods have been developed, and hypoxic priming has been reported to enhance therapeutic efficacy of MSCs by increasing secretion level of growth factors and cytokines. Recently, it has been reported that bone marrow MSCs primed with hypoxic condition show an increase of autophagy. Here, we addressed whether proangiogenic activity increased by hypoxic condition is associated with autophagy...
May 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771596/safety-tolerability-and-immunogenicity-of-the-expec4v-jnj-63871860-vaccine-for-prevention-of-invasive-extraintestinal-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-disease-a-phase-1-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-in-healthy-japanese-participants
#19
Megumi Inoue, Tetsuro Ogawa, Hiroshi Tamura, Yosuke Hagiwara, Yuki Saito, Darren Abbanat, Germie van den Dobbelsteen, Peter Hermans, Stefan Thoelen, Jan Poolman, Patricia Ibarra de Palacios
This Phase 1, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted to evaluate the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of different doses of ExPEC4V conjugate vaccine (4-16µg Polysaccharide [PS]/serotype) in healthy Japanese participants, stratified into younger (≥20 to <50 years) or older age groups (≥50 years). Within each age group, participants were randomized to a single vaccination with 1 of 3 dose levels of ExPEC4V (4, 8 and 16 µg PS/serotype) or placebo. Safety and tolerability were the primary objectives; immunogenicity was secondary...
May 17, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771372/tracking-aedes-aegypti-diptera-culicidae-larval-behavior-across-development-effects-of-temperature-and-nutrients-on-individuals-foraging-behavior
#20
Michael H Reiskind, M Shawn Janairo
Immature mosquitoes alter their foraging behavior in response to variation in nutrients, predators, and temperature, with consequences on the adult stage where pathogens are transmitted. These patterns of behavior have not been described with respect to both developmental stage and environmental variation, nor has behavior been examined within an individual across instars. We hypothesized that individual larvae have distinct behavioral syndromes, and predict that the rank of foraging activity in the third instar will be correlated with foraging activity in the fourth instar for an individual across all conditions...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Entomology
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