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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895847/efficacy-of-a-low-cost-bubble-cpap-system-in-treatment-of-respiratory-distress-in-a-neonatal-ward-in-malawi
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Kondwani Kawaza, Heather E Machen, Jocelyn Brown, Zondiwe Mwanza, Suzanne Iniguez, Al Gest, E O'Brian Smith, Maria Oden, Rebecca R Richards-Kortum, Elizabeth Molyneux
BACKGROUND: Respiratory failure is a leading cause of neonatal mortality in the developing world. Bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) is a safe, effective intervention for infants with respiratory distress and is widely used in developed countries. Because of its high cost, bCPAP is not widely utilized in low-resource settings. We evaluated the performance of a new bCPAP system to treat severe respiratory distress in a low resource setting, comparing it to nasal oxygen therapy, the current standard of care...
September 2016: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891464/awareness-of-eco-friendly-dentistry-among-dental-faculty-and-students-of-king-khalid-university-saudi-arabia
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Mohammed A Al-Qarni, Nasim Vahid Shakeela, Mohammed Abdullah Alamri, Yahya A Alshaikh
INTRODUCTION: Eco-friendly or green dentistry can be a reality by effectively designing dental clinics and using more eco-friendly materials in the clinical practice. AIM: To determine the awareness of eco-friendly dentistry among dental faculty and students in preparation for future implementation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Assessment of knowledge regarding eco-friendly dentistry was done using an 18 item self-administered questionnaire among 160 participants...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886403/rapid-test-for-lung-maturity-based-on-spectroscopy-of-gastric-aspirate-predicted-respiratory-distress-syndrome-with-high-sensitivity
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Henrik Verder, Christian Heiring, Howard Clark, David Sweet, Torben E Jessen, Finn Ebbesen, Lars J Björklund, Bengt Andreasson, Lars Bender, Aksel Bertelsen, Marianne Dahl, Christian Eschen, Jesper Fenger-Grøn, Stine F Hoffmann, Agnar Höskuldsson, Maria Bruusgaard-Mouritsen, Fredrik Lundberg, Anthony D Postle, Peter Schousboe, Peter Schmidt, Hristo Stanchev, Lars Sørensen
AIM: Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in premature infants. By the time symptoms appear it may already be too late to prevent a severe course, with bronchopulmonary dysplasia or mortality. We aimed to develop a rapid test of lung maturity for targeting surfactant supplementation. METHODS: Concentrations of the most surface-active lung phospholipid dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin in gastric aspirates from premature infants were measured by mass spectrometry and expressed as the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio (L/S)...
November 25, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885048/trends-in-educational-inequalities-in-premature-mortality-in-belgium-between-the-1990s-and-the-2000s-the-contribution-of-specific-causes-of-deaths
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Françoise Renard, Sylvie Gadeyne, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Jean Tafforeau, Patrick Deboosere
BACKGROUND: Reducing socioeconomic inequalities in mortality, a key public health objective may be supported by a careful monitoring and assessment of the contributions of specific causes of death to the global inequality. METHODS: The 1991 and 2001 Belgian censuses were linked with cause-of-death data, each yielding a study population of over 5 million individuals aged 25-64, followed up for 5 years. Age-standardised mortality rates (ASMR) were computed by educational level (EL) and cause...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884070/association-of-sp-c-gene-codon-186-polymorphism-rs1124-and-risk-of-rds
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Neda Fatahi, Hosein Dalili, Majid Kalani, Nikoo Niknafs, Mamak Shariat, Javad Tavakkoly-Bazzaz, Elaheh Amini, Tahereh Esmaeilnia Shirvani, Amir Kamal Hardani, Roya Taheritafti, Nasrin Ghasemi-Fakhr, Mohsen Ghadami, Fatemeh Nayeri, Ali Rashidi-Nezhad
BACKGROUND: Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a severe pulmonary disease that mainly affects preterm neonates. Surfactant-protein genes' polymorphisms have been mostly evaluated as the candidate contributors in genetics of RDS. However, the results are diverse in different populations. We aimed at investigating the association of rs1124 with RDS development. METHOD: Three hundred and thirty five preterm neonates were enrolled in a multicenter case-control study...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880076/correlation-of-ultra-widefield-fundus-autofluorescence-patterns-with-the-underlying-genotype-in-retinal-dystrophies-and-retinitis-pigmentosa
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George Trichonas, Elias I Traboulsi, Justis P Ehlers
PURPOSE: Ultra-widefield fundus autofluorescence (UW-FAF) allows the characterization of the peripheral retinal features of vitreoretinal diseases. The purpose of this study was to examine possible genotypic/phenotypic correlations of UW-FAF patterns in patients with a variety of retinal dystrophies and retinitis pigmentosa (RP). METHODS: An IRB-approved retrospective consecutive case series study was performed of genetically characterized retinal dystrophy or RP patients who underwent UW-FAF imaging...
November 23, 2016: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876355/lung-protective-ventilatory-strategies-in-intubated-preterm-neonates-with-rds
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F Reiterer, B Schwaberger, T Freidl, G Schmölzer, G Pichler, B Urlesberger
This article provides a narrative review of lung-protective ventilatory strategies (LPVS) in intubated preterm infants with RDS. A description of strategies is followed by results on short-and long-term respiratory and neurodevelopmental outcomes. Strategies will include patient-triggered or synchronized ventilation, volume targeted ventilation, the technique of intubation, surfactant administration and rapid extubation to NCPAP (INSURE), the open lung concept, strategies of high-frequency ventilation, and permissive hypercapnia...
October 26, 2016: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864245/social-networks-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-their-implications-for-hiv-sti-interventions-results-from-a-cross-sectional-study-using-respondent-driven-sampling-in-a-large-and-a-small-city-in-tanzania
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Michael W Ross, Markus Larsson, Jerry Jacobson, Joyce Nyoni, Anette Agardh
OBJECTIVE: Men who have sex with men (MSM) in sub-Saharan Africa remain hidden and hard to reach for involvement in HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) services. The aim of the current study was to describe MSM social networks in a large and a small Tanzanian city in order to explore their utility for peer-based healthcare interventions. METHODS: Data were collected through respondent-driven sampling (RDS) in Dar es Salaam (n=197) and in Tanga (n=99) in 2012 and 2013, using 5 and 4 seeds, respectively...
November 18, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859836/outcome-in-monochorionic-twin-pregnancies-with-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction-according-to-the-umbilical-artery-doppler-pattern-of-the-smaller-twin-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Danilo Buca, Giorgio Pagani, Giuseppe Rizzo, Alessandra Familiari, Maria Elena Flacco, Lamberto Manzoli, Marco Liberati, Francesco Fanfani, Giovanni Scambia, Francesco D'Antonio
OBJECTIVE: To explore the outcome of monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies affected by selective intra-uterine growth restriction (sIUGR) according to the umbilical artery Doppler pattern of the smaller twin. METHODS: Medline, Embase, Cinhal and ClinicalTrials.gov databases (2000-2016) were searched. sIUGR was defined as the presence of one twin with estimated fetal weight and/or abdominal circumference less than 10(th) or 5(th) percentile and classified according to the umbilical artery Doppler flow pattern of the smaller twin (type I: persistently positive, type II: persistently absent/reversed, type III: intermittently absent/reversed)...
November 18, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856214/inflammation-induced-preterm-lung-maturation-lessons-from-animal-experimentation
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REVIEW
Timothy J M Moss, Alana J Westover
Intrauterine inflammation, or chorioamnionitis, is a major contributor to preterm birth. Prematurity per se is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality resulting from lung immaturity but exposure to chorioamnionitis reduces the risk of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm infants. Animal experiments have identified that an increase in pulmonary surfactant production by the preterm lungs likely underlies this decreased risk of RDS in infants exposed to chorioamnionitis. Further animal experimentation has shown that infectious or inflammatory agents in amniotic fluid exert their effects on lung development by direct effects within the developing respiratory tract, and probably not by systemic pathways...
October 20, 2016: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854117/treatment-of-neonates-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-by-proportional-assist-ventilation-plus-synchronized-intermittent-mandatory-ventilation-a-comparison-study
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Rong Wu, Zhao F Tian, Xiang Y Kong, Shao D Hua, Jin H Hu, Guo F Zhen
BACKGROUND: The proportion assisted ventilation (PAV) can improve patient-ventilator interaction, reduce the incidence of end-expiratory asynchrony and increase the time of synchrony. PAV could compensate for the leaks by Elastic and resistive unloading and thus is ideal for neonates with uncuffed airways. The aim of this study was to compare the relevant clinical parameters of neonates with respiratory distress syndrome(RDS) who are surported by PAV plus synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV) and SIMV...
November 17, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853329/high-flow-nasal-cannulae-versus-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-neonates-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-managed-with-insure-method-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Maliheh Kadivar, Ziba Mosayebi, Nosrat Razi, Shahin Nariman, Razieh Sangsari
BACKGROUND: In recent years, various noninvasive respiratory support (NRS) of ventilation has been provided more in neonates. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of HFNC with NCPAP in post-extubation of preterm infants with RDS after INSURE method (intubation, surfactant, extubation). METHODS: A total of 54 preterm infants with RDS (respiratory distress syndrome) were enrolled in this study. Using a randomized sequence, they were assigned into two groups after INSURE method...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852668/less-invasive-surfactant-administration-versus-intubation-for-surfactant-delivery-in-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jose C Aldana-Aguirre, Merlin Pinto, Robin M Featherstone, Manoj Kumar
CONTEXT: In spontaneously breathing preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) receiving nasal continuous positive airway pressure, a method of less invasive surfactant administration (LISA) using a thin catheter has been described as an alternative to endotracheal intubation for surfactant delivery to reduce lung injury. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing LISA with the standard method of surfactant delivery for clinical outcomes...
November 15, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852234/does-size-really-matter-a-sensitivity-analysis-of-number-of-seeds-in-a-respondent-driven-sampling-study-of-gay-bisexual-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-vancouver-canada
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Nathan John Lachowsky, Justin Tyler Sorge, Henry Fisher Raymond, Zishan Cui, Paul Sereda, Ashleigh Rich, Eric A Roth, Robert S Hogg, David M Moore
BACKGROUND: Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is an increasingly used peer chain-recruitment method to sample "hard-to-reach" populations for whom there are no reliable sampling frames. Implementation success of RDS varies; one potential negative factor being the number of seeds used. METHODS: We conducted a sensitivity analysis on estimates produced using data from an RDS study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) aged ≥16 years living in Vancouver, Canada...
November 16, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843234/progressive-keratoconus-retinal-detachment-and-intracorneal-silicone-oil-with-obsessive-compulsive-eye-rubbing
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Kartik Panikkar, George Manayath, Revathi Rajaraman, Veerappan Saravanan
An 18-year-old boy with an obsessive-compulsive disorder of eye rubbing presented with forme fruste keratoconus (KC) and posterior subcapsular cataracts. After evaluation, he underwent phacoemulsification in his left eye with intraocular lens implantation. The aggressive eye rubbing, however, aggravated the rapid progression to established KC, and further acute corneal hydrops within 3 months. Within the next 3 months, the eye rubbing precipitated rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (RDs) in both eyes. Furthermore, after undergoing a combined cataract and RD surgery with belt buckling and silicone oil endotamponade in his right eye, the repeated eye rubbing caused extrusion of the implanted silicone oil into the subconjunctival space and within the corneal stroma...
September 2016: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835691/surfactant-protein-a-and-b-gene-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-late-preterm-neonates
#16
Maria-Eleni I Tsitoura, Eleana F Stavrou, Ioannis A Maraziotis, Kosmas Sarafidis, Aglaia Athanassiadou, Gabriel Dimitriou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Newborns delivered late-preterm (between 340/7 and 366/7 weeks of gestation) are at increased risk of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Polymorphisms within the surfactant protein (SP) A and B gene have been shown to predispose to RDS in preterm neonates. The aim of this study was to investigate whether specific SP-A and/or SP-B genetic variants are also associated with RDS in infants born late-preterm. METHODS: This prospective cross-sectional study included 56 late-preterm infants with and 60 without RDS...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828609/mind-the-gap-implementation-challenges-break-the-link-between-hiv-aids-research-and-practice
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Sarah MacCarthy, Sari Reisner, Michael Hoffmann, Amaya Perez-Brumer, Alfonso Silva-Santisteban, Amy Nunn, Leonardo Bastos, Mauricio Teixeira Leite de Vasconcellos, Ligia Kerr, Francisco Inácio Bastos, Inês Dourado
Sampling strategies such as respondent-driven sampling (RDS) and time-location sampling (TLS) offer unique opportunities to access key populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women. Limited work has assessed implementation challenges of these methods. Overcoming implementation challenges can improve research quality and increase uptake of HIV services among key populations. Drawing from studies using RDS in Brazil and TLS in Peru, we summarize challenges encountered in the field and potential strategies to address them...
November 3, 2016: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821349/implicit-and-explicit-self-esteem-in-remitted-depressed-patients
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Danique Smeijers, Janna N Vrijsen, Iris van Oostrom, Linda Isaac, Anne Speckens, Eni S Becker, Mike Rinck
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Low self-esteem is a symptom of depression and depression vulnerability. Prior research on self-esteem has largely focused on implicit (ISE) and explicit self-esteem (ESE) as two separate constructs, missing their interaction. Therefore, the current study investigated the interaction between ISE and ESE in a depression-vulnerable group (remitted depressed patients; RDs), compared to never-depressed controls (ND). METHODS: Seventy-five RDs and 75 NDs participated in the study...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814639/dopamine-homeostasis-brain-functional-connectivity-in-reward-deficiency-syndrome
#19
Marcelo Febo, Kenneth Blum, Rajendra D Badgaiyan, David Baron, Panayotis K Thanos, Luis M Colon-Perez, Zsolt Demortrovics, Mark S Gold
Reward deficiency syndrome (RDS) was first proposed by Kenneth Blum in 1995 to provide a clinically relevant and predictive term for conditions involving deficits in mesocorticolimbic dopamine function. Genetic, molecular, and neuronal alterations in key components of this circuitry contribute to a reward deficit state that can drive drug-seeking, consumption, and relapse. Among the dysfunctions observed in RDS are dysregulated resting state networks, which recently have been assessed in detail in chronic drug users by, positron emission tomography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and functional connectivity analysis...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810158/clinical-outcomes-associated-with-a-failed-infant-car-seat-challenge
#20
Malika D Shah, Keith A Dookeran, Janine Y Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess comorbid conditions and clinical outcomes among late preterm and low birth weight term infants (<2.5 kg) who failed the Infant Car Seat Challenge (ICSC) on the Mother-Baby Unit. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective chart review of consecutive infants who failed ICSC on the Mother-Baby Unit and were subsequently admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at Prentice Women's Hospital between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2015. Regression models were used to estimate risk differences (RDs) with 95% CIs for factors related to length of stay...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
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