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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920810/newly-described-toxoplasma-gondii-strain-causes-high-mortality-in-red-necked-wallabies-macropus-rufogriseus-in-a-zoo
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Amanda Guthrie, Leah Rooker, Rommel Tan, Richard Gerhold, Karen Trainor, Tiantian Jiang, Chunlei Su
This manuscript describes an outbreak of fatal toxoplasmosis in wallabies. Ten adult red necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus) were imported from New Zealand to the Virginia Zoo. Agglutination testing upon admission into quarantine showed all animals to be negative for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii. Nine of these wallabies died from acute toxoplasmosis within 59-565 (average 224) days after being moved onto exhibit. Clinical signs included lethargy, diarrhea, tachypnea, and ataxia that progressed rapidly; death without premonitory signs occurred in one case...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920543/control-of-clinical-paratuberculosis-in-new-zealand-pastoral-livestock
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M Gautam, A Ridler, P R Wilson, C Heuer
This review summarises current control measures for clinical paratuberculosis (Johne's disease; JD) in New Zealand pastoral livestock. Most New Zealand sheep, deer, beef and dairy cattle herds and flocks are infected by Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (Map). Dairy cattle and deer are mostly infected with bovine (Type II), and sheep and beef cattle with ovine (Type I) strains. Control in all industries is voluntary. While control in sheep and beef cattle is ad hoc, the dairy and deer industries have developed resources to assist development of farm-specific programmes...
September 17, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920541/recovery-of-brodifacoum-in-vomitus-following-induction-of-emesis-in-dogs-that-had-ingested-rodenticide-bait
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K H Parton, E K Willson, M G Collett, L H Booth
AIM: To assess the benefit of inducing emesis in dogs that have ingested rodenticide bait containing brodifacoum (BDF), by determining the amount of BDF in bait recovered from the vomitus relative to the estimated amount consumed. METHODS: Between 2014 and 2015 samples of vomitus from seven dogs that ingested rodenticide baits containing BDF were submitted by veterinarians in New Zealand. All seven dogs had been given apomorphine by the veterinarian and vomited within 1 hour of ingesting the bait...
September 17, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919688/vaccination-with-salmonella-typhi-recombinant-outer-membrane-protein-28-induces-humoral-but-non-protective-immune-response-in-rabbit
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Anjani Saxena, Rajesh Kumar, Mumtesh Kumar Saxena
AIM: Typhoid is one of the most important food and water borne disease causing millions of deaths over the world. Presently, there is no cost effective vaccine available in India. The outer-membrane proteins (Omps) of Salmonella have been exhibited as a potential candidate for development of subunit vaccine against typhoid. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the use of recombinant Omp 28 protein for immunization of rabbit to elucidate its protection against virulent Salmonella Typhi...
August 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919069/impact-of-discontinuation-of-antiplatelet-therapy-prior-to-isolated-valve-and-combined-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-and-valve-procedures-on-short-and-intermediate-term-outcomes
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James Meneguzzi, Matthew Kilpin, Ying Yan Zhu, Atsuo Doi, Christopher Reid, Lavinia Tran, Philip Hayward, Julian Smith
BACKGROUND: A change in cardiac surgery practice over the past decade has seen an increase in urgent or inpatient referrals for surgery, with antiplatelet therapy often continued up until surgery. This study aims to identify the optimal timing for administration of aspirin to minimise risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS: From a prospectively compiled database collected by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons, we identified 8,294 patients undertaking combined CABG and valve or isolated valve procedures while discontinuing aspirin...
September 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918734/the-2016-royal-australian-and-new-zealand-college-of-psychiatrists-guidelines-for-the-management-of-schizophrenia-and-related-disorders
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David J Castle, Cherrie A Galletly, Frances Dark, Verity Humberstone, Vera A Morgan, Eóin Killackey, Jayashri Kulkarni, Patrick McGorry, Olav Nielssen, Nga T Tran, Assen Jablensky
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) clinical practice guidelines for the management of schizophrenia and related disorders provide evidence-based recommendations for optimising treatment and prognosis. This update to the 2005 RANZCP guidelines has a greater emphasis on psychosocial treatments, physical health comorbidities and vocational rehabilitation. Main recommendations: The guidelines advise a clinical staging approach and deliver specific recommendations for:•comprehensive treatment using second generation antipsychotic agents continuously for 2-5 years;•early treatment of comorbid substance use;•community treatment after initial contact, during crises and after discharge from hospital;•physical health monitoring and management of comorbidities, particularly metabolic health;•interventions to optimise recovery of social function and return to study or work; and•management of schizophrenia in specific populations and circumstances...
June 19, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918732/acupuncture-for-analgesia-in-the-emergency-department-a-multicentre-randomised-equivalence-and-non-inferiority-trial
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Marc M Cohen, De Villiers Smit, Nick Andrianopoulos, Michael Ben-Meir, David McD Taylor, Shefton J Parker, Chalie C Xue, Peter A Cameron
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess analgesia provided by acupuncture, alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy, to patients presenting to emergency departments with acute low back pain, migraine or ankle sprain. DESIGN: A pragmatic, multicentre, randomised, assessor-blinded, equivalence and non-inferiority trial of analgesia, comparing acupuncture alone, acupuncture plus pharmacotherapy, and pharmacotherapy alone for alleviating pain in the emergency department...
June 19, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918154/hot-topic-geographical-distribution-and-strain-diversity-of-lactobacillus-wasatchensis-isolated-from-cheese-with-unwanted-gas-formation
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Michele Culumber, Donald J McMahon, Fatih Ortakci, Lauren Montierth, Beatriz Villalba, Jeffery R Broadbent, Craig J Oberg
Lactobacillus wasatchensis, an obligate heterofermentative nonstarter lactic acid bacteria (NSLAB) implicated in causing gas defects in aged cheeses, was originally isolated from an aged Cheddar produced in Logan, Utah. To determine the geographical distribution of this organism, we isolated slow-growing NSLAB from cheeses collected in different regions of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. Seven of the cheeses showed significant gas defects and 12 did not. Nonstarter lactic acid bacteria were isolated from these cheeses on de Man, Rogosa, and Sharpe medium supplemented with ribose, a preferred substrate for Lb...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918095/accessibility-and-usability-of-parks-and-playgrounds
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Meredith A Perry, Hemakumar Devan, Harry Fitzgerald, Karen Han, Li-Ting Liu, Jack Rouse
BACKGROUND: Public parks and playgrounds are an environment for leisure activity, which all generations can enjoy at low or no financial cost. Evaluating the accessibility and usability of parks and playgrounds is crucial because their design, environment (natural and built) and safety could restrict participation of persons with disabilities. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accessibility and usability of 21 public parks and playgrounds in three metropolitan cities of New Zealand...
September 8, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917307/evaluation-of-western-blot-elisa-and-latex-agglutination-tests-to-detect-toxoplasma-gondii-serum-antibodies-in-farmed-red-deer
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Kandarp Khodidas Patel, Laryssa Howe, Cord Heuer, Geoffery William Asher, Peter Raymond Wilson
Abortion due to Toxoplasma gondii has been suspected in New Zealand farmed red deer. However, knowledge around the epidemiology and prevalence of T. gondii in farmed red deer is limited. The aim of this study was to firstly, assess the sensitivity and specificity of two commercially available assays, ELISA and latex agglutination test (LAT), for use in deer and secondly, to estimate the sero-prevalence of T. gondii in red deer. A total of 252 sera from rising 2-year-old and adult hinds from 17 New Zealand red deer herds at early and late pregnancy scanning and from known aborted and/or non-aborted hinds were tested for the presence of T...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917241/dietary-sodium-reduction-in-new-zealand-influence-of-the-tick-label
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Sherry X Ning, Louise A Mainvil, Rachel K Thomson, Rachel M McLean
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Tick programme of the National Heart Foundation (NHF) is the longest standing voluntary front of pack signpost nutrition logo in New Zealand. It provides a platform for collaboration with the food industry to encourage development of healthier products. This study evaluated the impact of the Tick programme on sodium in processed food. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Fifty-two Tick programme products from food categories known to contribute substantially to sodium intake were identified...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917239/screening-for-inadequate-dietary-vitamin-b-12-intake-in-south-asian-women-using-a-nutrient-specific-semi-quantitative-food-frequency-questionnaire
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Gael Janine Mearns, Elaine Carolyn Rush
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A high prevalence of vitamin B-12 (B-12) deficiency among young women of South Asian origin predisposes to significant health risks for these women and their future offspring. Vegetarian or low-meat based dietary practices contribute to B-12 deficiency. This study validated a nutrient-specific, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (B12FFQ), developed to estimate dietary B-12 intake in South Asian women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The B12FFQ was developed, then tested in 60 apparently healthy South Asian women aged 18-50 years, living in Auckland, New Zealand...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916415/home-to-die-from-the-intensive-care-unit-a-qualitative-descriptive-study-of-the-family-s-experience
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Amy L Hutchinson, Kim A Van Wissen
BACKGROUND: Many people would choose to die at home, and this can be an option for intensive care patients. However, there is limited exploration of the impact on the family. AIM: To gain insight into family members' experiences when an adult intensive care unit patient is taken home to die. METHODS: Methodology is qualitative description, utilising purposeful sampling, unstructured interviews and thematic analysis. Four participants, from two different families were interviewed...
September 12, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916349/offshore-iron-sand-extraction-in-new-zealand-potential-trace-metal-exposure-of-benthic-and-pelagic-biota
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Kay Vopel, Chris Pook, Peter Wilson, John Robertson
Plans to exploit an offshore source of iron sand in South Taranaki Bight (STB), New Zealand, caused concerns that such exploitation may expose benthic and pelagic biota to elevated trace metal concentrations. We conducted dilute-acid extractions and standard elutriate tests to investigate the potential of this exploitation to (1) create a new seafloor with elevated trace metal content, (2) mobilise trace metals during iron sand extraction and, (3) enrich the returning process seawater, which feeds iron sand through mills, with trace metals...
September 12, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914430/position-paper-recommendations-for-a-digital-mammography-quality-assurance-program%C3%A2-v4-0
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J C P Heggie, P Barnes, L Cartwright, J Diffey, J Tse, J Herley, I D McLean, F J Thomson, R K Grewal, L T Collins
In 2001 the ACPSEM published a position paper on quality assurance in screen film mammography which was subsequently adopted as a basis for the quality assurance programs of both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and of BreastScreen Australia. Since then the clinical implementation of digital mammography has been realised and it has become evident that existing screen-film protocols were not appropriate to assure the required image quality needed for reliable diagnosis or to address the new dose implications resulting from digital technology...
September 15, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914397/influence-of-acid-treatment-on-surface-properties-and-in-vivo-performance-of-ti6al4v-alloy-for-biomedical-applications
#16
Daniel J Fernandes, Ruy G Marques, Carlos N Elias
The purpose of this work was to investigate the influence of acid treatment on the surface properties and in vivo performance of titanium grade 5 (Ti6Al4V) alloy. Mini-implants with surface treatment were inserted into New Zealand rabbit tibia for 1, 4 and 8 weeks. SEM analysis showed intercommunicated micropores in acid treated samples. AFM showed micron and sub-micron roughness. The thickness of the titanium oxide layer increased with surface treatment, with a significant reduction of Al and V concentration...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913655/quantitative-trait-loci-for-resistance-to-stripe-rust-of-wheat-revealed-using-global-field-nurseries-and-opportunities-for-stacking-resistance-genes
#17
Firdissa E Bokore, Richard D Cuthbert, Ron E Knox, Harpinder S Randhawa, Colin W Hiebert, Ron M DePauw, Asheesh K Singh, Arti Singh, Andrew G Sharpe, Amidou N'Diaye, Curtis J Pozniak, Curt McCartney, Yuefeng Ruan, Samia Berraies, Brad Meyer, Catherine Munro, Andy Hay, Karim Ammar, Julio Huerta-Espino, Sridhar Bhavani
Quantitative trait loci controlling stripe rust resistance were identified in adapted Canadian spring wheat cultivars providing opportunity for breeders to stack loci using marker-assisted breeding. Stripe rust or yellow rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis Westend. f. sp. tritici Erikss., is a devastating disease of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in many regions of the world. The objectives of this research were to identify and map quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with stripe rust resistance in adapted Canadian spring wheat cultivars that are effective globally, and investigate opportunities for stacking resistance...
September 14, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913608/efficacy-of-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-against-cadmium-toxicity-on-metal-ion-and-oxidative-imbalance-and-expression-of-metallothionein-and-antioxidant-genes-in-rabbit-brain
#18
Hamida M Saleh, Yasser S El-Sayed, Sherif M Naser, Abdelgawad S Eltahawy, Atsuto Onoda, Masakazu Umezawa
To explore the protective efficacy of α-lipoic acid (ALA) against Cd-prompted neurotoxicity, young male New Zealand rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) were divided randomly into four groups. Group 1 (control) received demineralized water. Group 2 (Cd) administered cadmium chloride (CdCl2) 3 mg/kg bwt. Group 3 (ALA) administered ALA 100 mg/kg bwt. Group 4 (Cd + ALA) administered ALA 1 h after Cd. The treatments were administered orally for 30 consecutive days. Cd-induced marked disturbances in neurochemical parameters were indicated by the reduction in micro- and macro-elements (Zn, Fe, Cu, P, and Ca), with the highest reduction in Cd-exposed rabbits, followed by Cd + ALA group and then ALA group...
September 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913402/midterm-analysis-of-the-selexys-cup-with-ceramic-inlay
#19
Tamas Halasi, David Kieser, Christopher M A Frampton, Gary J Hooper
BACKGROUND: Ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) articulations in total hip replacement (THR) has been accepted as giving reliable mid-term results; however recent studies have reported higher revision rates of some implants. This study analyses the nationwide results of the seleXys TPS cup and the Bionit2 liner (Mathys, Bettlach, Switzerland) with respect to implant survival, cause for revision and mortality rates compared to other CoC articulations using the same stem. METHODS: Utilising the New Zealand Joint Registry, we compared the seleXys TPS cup with Bionit2 liner used with an uncemented Twinsys femoral stem to every other uncemented CoC THR using the same stem...
September 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913390/dataset-on-continuous-passages-of-trypanosoma-brucei-in-different-laboratory-animals
#20
Paul O Odeniran, Isaiah O Ademola
Scientist in developing countries maintain trypanosomes in laboratory animals for in vivo experiments. We generated data on the adaptation of Trypanosoma brucei (NITR201 strain) in balb/c mice (forty-five, 18-23 g), wistar rats (fifteen, 180-220 g) and New Zealand white and chinchilla rabbits (fifteen, 2.8-3.0 kg) in a controlled experimental system. The weight, haematological parameters, course of parasitaemia, temperature, mean survival time and survival proportions of laboratory animals in groups A-E were collected and analysed for differences in response to the same challenge of quantity, strain and species of T...
October 2017: Data in Brief
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