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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099980/challenges-faced-in-translating-the-benefits-of-surfactant-replacement-therapy-to-a-resource-limited-setting
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N Hamilton, Helen Trotman
Aim To determine the challenges, if any, in translating the benefits of surfactant replacement therapy (SRT) to a resource-limited setting. Method This was a retrospective descriptive study comparing the outcome of 75 cases who received surfactant and 69 controls who did not at the University Hospital of the West Indies during the period 2001 to 2011. Descriptive analyses were performed. Statistical significance was taken at the level p < 0.05. Results Only 13% of neonates with respiratory distress syndrome received surfactant therapy...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099516/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-rare-diseases-the-orphanet-database
#2
Sonia Pavan, Kathrin Rommel, María Elena Mateo Marquina, Sophie Höhn, Valérie Lanneau, Ana Rath
Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for rare diseases (RDs) are scarce, may be difficult to identify through Internet searches and may vary in quality depending on the source and methodology used. In order to contribute to the improvement of the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients, Orphanet (www.orpha.net) has set up a procedure for the selection, quality evaluation and dissemination of CPGs, with the aim to provide easy access to relevant, accurate and specific recommendations for the management of RDs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099458/gender-differences-in-factors-related-to-hiv-risk-behaviors-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-north-east-india
#3
Bushra Sabri, Allison M McFall, Sunil S Solomon, Aylur K Srikrishnan, Canjeevaram K Vasudevan, Santhanam Anand, David D Celentano, Shruti H Mehta, Suresh Kumar, Gregory M Lucas
People who inject drugs (PWID) in India are at high risk for HIV, with women being at elevated risk. Using a socio-ecological framework, this study assessed whether factors associated with HIV transmission risk behaviors differed across men and women PWID. Data for this cross-sectional study were collected from 6449 PWID in 7 cities in Northeast India. Men (n = 5653) and women (n = 796) PWID were recruited using respondent-driven sampling (RDS). We assessed sex differences in two recent HIV transmission risk behaviors: multiple sex partners and needle/syringe sharing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098499/inhibition-of-leishmania-infantum-trypanothione-reductase-by-diaryl-sulfide-derivatives
#4
Francesco Saccoliti, Gabriella Angiulli, Giovanni Pupo, Luca Pescatori, Valentina Noemi Madia, Antonella Messore, Gianni Colotti, Annarita Fiorillo, Luigi Scipione, Marina Gramiccia, Trentina Di Muccio, Roberto Di Santo, Roberta Costi, Andrea Ilari
The study presented here aimed at identifying a new class of compounds acting against Leishmania parasites, the causative agent of Leishmaniasis. For this purpose, the thioether derivatives of our in-house library have been evaluated in whole-cell screening assays in order to determine their in vitro activity against Leishmania protozoan. Among them, promising results have been achieved with compound RDS 777 (6-(sec-butoxy)-2-((3-chlorophenyl)thio)pyrimidin-4-amine) (IC50 = 29.43 µM), which is able to impair the mechanism of the parasite defence against the reactive oxygen species by inhibiting the trypanothione reductase (TR) with high efficiency (Ki 0...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090374/neurophysiological-measures-and-alcohol-use-disorder-aud-hypothesizing-links-between-clinical-severity-index-and-molecular-neurobiological-patterns
#5
Mario Vitali, Carmen Napolitano, Marlene Oscar Berman, Simona Flamminii Minuto, Gemma Battagliese, Maria Luisa Attilia, Eric R Braverman, Marina Romeo, Kenneth Blum, Mauro Ceccanti
BACKGROUND: In 1987, Cloninger proposed a clinical description and classification of different personality traits genetically defined and independent from each other. Moreover, he elaborated a specific test the TCI to investigate these traits/states. The study of craving in Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) assumed a greater significance, since ever more data seems to suggest a direct correlation between high levels of craving and a higher risk of relapse in alcoholics. Thus, our study aim is to explore the possible correlations among TCI linked molecular neurobiological pattern (s), craving and alcohol addiction severity measures in a sample of Italian alcoholics...
April 2016: Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088084/correlates-of-anti-hepatitis-c-positivity-and-use-of-harm-reduction-services-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-two-cities-in-croatia
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Senad Handanagic, Sandra Sevic, Jelena Barbaric, Zoran Dominkovic, Oktavija Dakovic Rode, Josip Begovac, Ivana Bozicevic
BACKGROUND: We assessed correlates of anti-hepatitis C (anti-HCV) positivity and utilization of needle and syringe exchange programs (NSEP) and opioid agonist treatment (OAT) among people who inject drugs (PWID) in two Croatian cities. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study using respondent-driven (RDS) sampling among PWID in Rijeka (N=255) and Split (N=399). We used RDS-weighted population estimates and multivariable logistic regression to explore correlates of anti-HCV positivity and NSEP and OAT utilization...
December 7, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079811/routine-application-of-lung-ultrasonography-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#7
Shui-Wen Chen, Wei Fu, Jing Liu, Yan Wang
The aim of this study was to study the features of lung ultrasonography (LUS) in lung disease and to evaluate the usefulness of LUS in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).All of 3405 neonates included in this study underwent an LUS examination. Diagnoses were based on medical history, clinical manifestation, laboratory examination, and signs on chest radiography (CR) and/or computed tomography (CT). A single expert physician performed all LUS examinations.There were 2658 cases (78.9%) with lung disease and 747 cases (21...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069347/isolation-and-partial-characterization-of-starch-from-banana-cultivars-grown-in-colombia
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A Chávez-Salazar, L A Bello-Pérez, E Agama-Acevedo, F J Castellanos-Galeano, C I Álvarez-Barreto
Banana starch is resistant to hydrolysis by digestive enzymes due to its structure and dietary fibre content. Starch was isolated from the following three cultivars of Colombian Musaceae: Gros Michel (dessert), Dominico Harton and FHIA 20 (cooking); also, the amylose and amylopectin contents, morphology of the granules, thermal properties, pasting, molecular characteristics and digestibility were determined. The total starch content, amylose content and digestibility (gelatinized starch) were higher in cooking varieties; the purity and gelatinization temperature were similar for the three varieties, but the enthalpy was higher in the dessert variety...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067933/mechanism-and-kinetics-of-the-electrocatalytic-reaction-responsible-for-the-high-cost-of-hydrogen-fuel-cells
#9
Tao Cheng, William A Goddard, Qi An, Hai Xiao, Boris Merinov, Sergey Morozov
The sluggish oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is a major impediment to the economic use of hydrogen fuel cells in transportation. In this work, we report the full ORR reaction mechanism for Pt(111) based on Quantum Mechanics (QM) based Reactive metadynamics (RμD) simulations including explicit water to obtain free energy reaction barriers at 298 K. The lowest energy pathway for 4 e(-) water formation is: first, *OOH formation; second, *OOH reduction to H2O and O*; third, O* hydrolysis using surface water to produce two *OH and finally *OH hydration to water...
January 9, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060859/physiological-biochemical-and-biophysical-characterization-of-the-lung-lavaged-spontaneously-breathing-rabbit-as-a-model-for-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#10
Francesca Ricci, Chiara Catozzi, Xabier Murgia, Brenda Rosa, Davide Amidani, Luca Lorenzini, Federico Bianco, Claudio Rivetti, Silvia Catinella, Gino Villetti, Maurizio Civelli, Barbara Pioselli, Carlo Dani, Fabrizio Salomone
Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) is a widely accepted technique of non-invasive respiratory support in spontaneously-breathing premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Surfactant administration techniques compatible with nCPAP ventilation strategy are actively investigated. Our aim is to set up and validate a respiratory distress animal model that can be managed on nCPAP suitable for surfactant administration techniques studies. Surfactant depletion was induced by bronchoalveolar lavages (BALs) on 18 adult rabbits...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053051/rom1-converts-y141c-prph2-associated-pattern-dystrophy-to-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Shannon M Conley, Michael W Stuck, Jamie N Watson, Muna I Naash
Mutations in peripherin 2 (PRPH2), also known as retinal degeneration slow/RDS, lead to various retinal degenerations including retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and macular/pattern dystrophy (MD/PD). PRPH2-associated disease is often characterized by a phenotypic variability even within families carrying the same mutation, raising interest in potential modifiers. PRPH2 oligomerizes with its homologue rod outer segment (OS) membrane protein 1 (ROM1), and non-pathogenic PRPH2/ROM1 mutations, when present together, lead to digenic RP...
January 4, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050683/effect-of-surfactant-therapy-using-orogastric-tube-for-tracheal-catheterization-in-preterm-newborns-with-respiratory-distress
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Rampal Singh Tomar, Ranjit Ghuliani, Dinesh Yadav
OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcome of a modified method of Minimally Invasive Surfactant Therapy (MIST) therapy where an orogastric tube was used for tracheal catherization to deliver surfactant in preterm newborns less than 34 wk of gestation with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). METHODS: A single centre, prospective observational study was conducted to enroll eligible inborn preterm neonates with gestation age more than 24 wk but less than 34 wk and suffering from RDS to receive surfactant using MIST...
January 3, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043579/deletion-of-region-of-difference-181-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-beijing-strains
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Ehsan Sharifipour, Parissa Farnia, Mohadeseh Mozafari, Shiva Irani, Ali Akbar Velayati
OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND: The region of differences (RDs) polymorphisms is a potential molecular epidemiology method to distinguish origins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. To date, 68 RDs have been identified in M. tuberculosis. This study was designed to determine the frequency of RD deletions in M. tuberculosis strains that were isolated from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis who were referred to the National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease for diagnosis and treatment...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040058/cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-cftr-gene-mutations-in-north-egyptian-population-implications-for-the-genetic-diagnosis-in-egypt
#14
A El-Seedy, M C Pasquet, H Shafiek, T Morsi, A Kitzis, V Ladevèze
Cystic fibrosis (CF) occurrence in Arab populations is not common and still remains underidentified. Furthermore, the lack of disease awareness and diagnosis facilities have mislead the identification of cystic fibrosis for decades. The knowledge about cystic fibrosis (CF) in Egypt is very limited, and a few reports have drawn attention to the existence of CF or CFTR-related disorders (CFTR-RDs) in the Egyptian population. Therefore a comprehensive genetic analysis of the CFTR gene was realized in patients of North Egypt...
November 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033474/hypothesizing-that-neuropharmacological-and-neuroimaging-studies-of-glutaminergic-dopaminergic-optimization-complex-kb220z-are-associated-with-dopamine-homeostasis-in-reward-deficiency-syndrome-rds
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Kenneth Blum, Marcelo Febo, Lyle Fried, Mona Li, Kristina Dushaj, Eric R Braverman, Thomas McLaughlin, Bruce Steinberg, Rajendra D Badgaiyan
BACKGROUND: There is need for better treatments of addictive behaviors, both substance and non-substance related, termed Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS). While the FDA has approved pharmaceuticals under the umbrella term Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), these drugs are not optimal. OBJECTIVES: It is our contention that these drugs work well in the short-term by blocking dopamine function leading to psychological extinction. However, use of buprenorphine/Naloxone over a long period of time results in unwanted addiction liability, reduced emotional affect, and mood changes including suicidal ideation...
December 29, 2016: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026890/influence-of-the-interval-between-antenatal-corticosteroid-therapy-and-delivery-on-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#16
Ichiro Yasuhi, Mai Myoga, Sachie Suga, So Sugimi, Yasushi Umezaki, Masashi Fukuda, Hiroshi Yamashita, Nobuko Kusuda
AIM: In spite of the recommendation for rescue antenatal corticosteroids (ACS), the optimal time interval between primary and rescue courses has not been clearly demonstrated. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of the interval between a single ACS course and delivery on the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). METHODS: In this retrospective study, we included singleton pregnant women who received a single course of ACS and delivered beyond 48 h after ACS administration between 24 and 33 weeks' gestation...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018276/reading-disability-and-quality-of-life-based-on-both-self-and-parent-reports-importance-of-gender-differences
#17
Judit Balazs, Monika Miklosi, Krisztina T Toro, Diana Nagy-Varga
Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate self- and parent-rated quality of life (QoL) in children with a reading disability (RD) and the impact of comorbid psychopathology, with special focus on age and gender differences. Methods: Using the Dyslexia Differential Diagnosis Maastricht-Hungarian standard test, 127 children (aged < 18) were included in the RD group and 81 in the control group. To measure comorbid psychopathology, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) was administered. To evaluate the children's QoL self- and parent-rated versions of the Measure of Quality of Life for Children and Adolescents (ILK) were used...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013308/neonatal-pneumothorax-a-descriptive-regional-danish-study
#18
Louise Vibede, Emil Vibede, Mette Bendtsen, Lia Pedersen, Finn Ebbesen
BACKGROUND: Neonatal pneumothorax (PTX) can occur due to underlying pulmonary disease and/or ventilatory support. PTX can also develop at the onset of respiration. PTX can be life-threatening, and prompt diagnosis is essential to reduce mortality. OBJECTIVE: To analyse aetiology, demographic aspects, age at diagnosis, required treatment (specifically drainage), and prognosis of all cases of neonatal PTX observed in the North Jutland Region of Denmark from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2014...
December 24, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011976/genetic-polymorphisms-of-sp-a-sp-b-and-sp-d-and-risk-of-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-neonates
#19
Hong-Yu Chang, Fang Li, Feng-Sheng Li, Cheng-Zhong Zheng, Yan-Zhe Lei, Jing Wang
BACKGROUND We examined selected polymorphisms in 3 pulmonary surfactant-associated proteins (SP) for their influence on serum SP levels and risk of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm neonates. MATERIAL AND METHODS Premature infants from a Han population were enrolled, including 100 premature infants with RDS (case group) and 120 premature infants without RDS (control group). SNP genotyping for SP-A (+186A/G and +655C/T), SP-B (-18A/C and 1580C/T), and SP-D (Met11ThrT/C and Ala160ThrG/A) used polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism...
December 24, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008544/the-where-and-how-for-reaching-transgender-women-and-men-who-have-sex-with-men-with-hiv-prevention-services-in-guatemala
#20
William M Miller, William C Miller, Clare Barrington, Sharon S Weir, Sanny Y Chen, Michael E Emch, Audrey E Pettifor, Gabriela Paz-Bailey
This study aims to describe the transgender women and men who have sex with men (MSM) missed through venue-based sampling and illustrate how data on venues can be used to prioritize service delivery. Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) and time-location sampling (TLS) were used concurrently in 2010 for behavioral surveillance among MSM and transgender women in Guatemala City. RDS recruits who did not frequent venues (n = 106) were compared to TLS recruits (n = 609). TLS participants recruited at different types of venues were compared...
December 22, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
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