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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230108/mediation-pathways-and-effects-of-green-structures-on-respiratory-mortality-via-reducing-air-pollution
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Yu-Sheng Shen, Shih-Chun Candice Lung
Previous studies have shown both health and environmental benefits of green spaces, especially in moderating temperature and reducing air pollution. However, the characteristics of green structures have been overlooked in previous investigations. In addition, the mediation effects of green structures on respiratory mortality have not been assessed. This study explores the potential mediation pathways and effects of green structure characteristics on respiratory mortality through temperature, primary and secondary air pollutants separately using partial least squares model with data from Taiwan...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229893/safety-and-efficacy-of-natalizumab-in-patients-with-acute-ischaemic-stroke-action-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-phase-2-trial
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Jacob Elkins, Roland Veltkamp, Joan Montaner, S Claiborne Johnston, Aneesh B Singhal, Kyra Becker, Maarten G Lansberg, Weihua Tang, Ih Chang, Kumar Muralidharan, Sarah Gheuens, Lahar Mehta, Mitchell S V Elkind
BACKGROUND: In animal models of acute ischaemic stroke, blocking of the leukocyte-endothelium adhesion by antagonism of α4 integrin reduces infarct volumes and improves outcomes. We assessed the effect of one dose of natalizumab, an antibody against the leukocyte adhesion molecule α4 integrin, in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. METHODS: In this double-blind, phase 2 study, patients with acute ischaemic stroke (aged 18-85 years) from 30 US and European clinical sites were randomly assigned (1:1) to 300 mg intravenous natalizumab or placebo with stratification by treatment window and baseline infarct size...
March 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228576/ten-year-temporal-trends-in-medical-complications-after-acute-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-the-united-states
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Fadar Oliver Otite, Priyank Khandelwal, Amer M Malik, Seemant Chaturvedi, Ralph L Sacco, Jose G Romano
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data on medical complications after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) are sparse. We assessed trends in the prevalence of urinary tract infection, pneumonia, sepsis, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, acute renal failure (ARF), and acute myocardial infarction after ICH in the United States. METHODS: A total of 575 211 adult ICH cases were identified from the 2004 to 2013 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Weighted complication risks were computed by sex and mechanical ventilation status...
February 22, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226493/towards-an-unsupervised-device-for-the-diagnosis-of-childhood-pneumonia-in-low-resource-settings-automatic-segmentation-of-respiratory-sounds
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J Sola, F Braun, E Muntane, C Verjus, M Bertschi, F Hugon, S Manzano, M Benissa, A Gervaix, J Sola, F Braun, E Muntane, C Verjus, M Bertschi, F Hugon, S Manzano, M Benissa, A Gervaix, F Hugon, C Verjus, A Gervaix, S Manzano, M Bertschi, E Muntane, M Benissa, J Sola, F Braun
Pneumonia remains the worldwide leading cause of children mortality under the age of five, with every year 1.4 million deaths. Unfortunately, in low resource settings, very limited diagnostic support aids are provided to point-of-care practitioners. Current UNICEF/WHO case management algorithm relies on the use of a chronometer to manually count breath rates on pediatric patients: there is thus a major need for more sophisticated tools to diagnose pneumonia that increase sensitivity and specificity of breath-rate-based algorithms...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220445/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antibacterial-effect-of-nz2114-against-streptococcus-suis-type-2-infection-in-mice-peritonitis-models
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Jian Jiao, Ruoyu Mao, Da Teng, Xiumin Wang, Ya Hao, Na Yang, Xiao Wang, Xingjun Feng, Jianhua Wang
NZ2114 is a promising candidate for therapeutic application owing to potent activity to gram-positive bacterium such as Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus. This work is the first report to describe the in vitro and in vivo antibacterial characteristics of NZ2114 against Streptococcus suis. It exhibited strong antimicrobial activity against S. suis type 2 strains CVCC 606, CVCC 3309, and CVCC 3928 at a low minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 0.03-0.06 μM. The NZ2114 killed over 99.9% of tested S...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218729/exhaled-breath-metabolomics-for-the-diagnosis-of-pneumonia-in-intubated-and-mechanically-ventilated-intensive-care-unit-icu-patients
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Pouline M P van Oort, Sanne de Bruin, Hans Weda, Hugo H Knobel, Marcus J Schultz, Lieuwe D Bos, On Behalf Of The Mars Consortium
The diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia remains challenging. We hypothesized that analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath could be used to diagnose pneumonia or the presence of pathogens in the respiratory tract in intubated and mechanically-ventilated intensive care unit patients. In this prospective, single-centre, cross-sectional cohort study breath from mechanically ventilated patients was analysed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Potentially relevant VOCs were selected with a p-value < 0...
February 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217919/serious-infection-rates-among-children-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-enrolled-in-medicaid
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Linda T Hiraki, Candace H Feldman, Francisco M Marty, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Hongshu Guan, Karen H Costenbader
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the nationwide prevalence and incidence of serious infections among children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) enrolled in Medicaid, the U.S. health insurance program for low-income patients. METHODS: From Medicaid claims (2000-2006) we identified children 5 to <18 years old with SLE (≥3 ICD-9 codes of 710.0, each >30 days apart) and lupus nephritis (LN; ≥2 ICD-9 codes for kidney disease on/after SLE codes). From hospital discharge diagnoses, we identified infection subtypes (bacterial, fungal, viral)...
February 19, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216354/outcomes-of-endovascular-and-open-surgical-repair-of-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-in-elderly-patients
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Tze-Woei Tan, Mohammad Eslami, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Wayne W Zhang, Alik Farber
BACKGROUND: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is becoming the preferred treatment modality for patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA). Although the survival advantage of EVAR over open aortic repair (OAR) has been shown in some studies, it is unclear whether this benefit extends to elderly patients. We sought to evaluate the outcomes of rAAA repair in octogenarians. METHODS: We reviewed the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) data set (2005-2014) to identify patients older than 80 years who were treated with EVAR and OAR for rAAA...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212095/identifying-bacterial-essential-genes-based-on-a-feature-integrated-method
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Yan Lin, Fa-Zhan Zhang, Kai Xue, Yi-Zhou Gao, Feng-Biao Guo
Essential genes are those genes of an organism that are considered to be crucial for its survival. Identification of essential genes is therefore of great significance to advance our understanding of the principles of cellular life. We have developed a novel computational method, which can effectively predict bacterial essential genes by extracting and integrating homologous features, protein domain feature, gene intrinsic features and network topological features. By performing the principal component regression (PCR) analysis for Escherichia coli MG1655, we established a classification model with the average area under curve (AUC) value of 0...
February 15, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210633/potential-usefulness-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-extracellular-membrane-vesicles-as-antibacterial-vaccines
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Chi-Won Choi, Edmond Changkyun Park, Sung Ho Yun, Sang-Yeop Lee, Seung Il Kim, Gun-Hwa Kim
The secretion of extracellular membrane vesicles (EMVs) is a common phenomenon that occurs in archaea, bacteria, and mammalian cells. The EMVs of bacteria play important roles in their virulence, biogenesis mechanisms, and host cell interactions. Bacterial EMVs have recently become the focus of attention because of their potential as highly effective vaccines that cause few side effects. Here, we isolated the EMVs of Streptococcus pneumoniae and examined their potential as new vaccine candidates. Although the S...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209197/accuracy-and-generalizability-of-using-automated-methods-for-identifying-adverse-events-from-electronic-health-record-data-a-validation-study-protocol
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Christian M Rochefort, David L Buckeridge, Andréanne Tanguay, Alain Biron, Frédérick D'Aragon, Shengrui Wang, Benoit Gallix, Louis Valiquette, Li-Anne Audet, Todd C Lee, Dev Jayaraman, Bruno Petrucci, Patricia Lefebvre
BACKGROUND: Adverse events (AEs) in acute care hospitals are frequent and associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and costs. Measuring AEs is necessary for quality improvement and benchmarking purposes, but current detection methods lack in accuracy, efficiency, and generalizability. The growing availability of electronic health records (EHR) and the development of natural language processing techniques for encoding narrative data offer an opportunity to develop potentially better methods...
February 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208178/lingual-tonsillectomy-for-treatment-of-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-meta-analysis
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Kun-Tai Kang, Peter J Koltai, Chia-Hsuan Lee, Ming-Tzer Lin, Wei-Chung Hsu
Importance: Evidence indicates correlations between lingual tonsil hypertrophy and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, to our knowledge, a meta-analysis of surgical outcomes for lingual tonsillectomy in children with OSA has not been conducted. Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic outcomes of lingual tonsillectomy for treatment of pediatric OSA. Data Sources: The study protocol was registered on PROSPERO (CRD42015027053). PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Reviews databases were searched independently by 2 authors for relevant articles published by September 2016...
February 16, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207437/lack-of-association-between-preoperative-statin-use-and-respiratory-and-neurologic-complications-after-cardiac-surgery
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Ryu Komatsu, Huseyin Oguz Yilmaz, Jing You, C Allen Bashour, Shobana Rajan, Edward G Soltesz, Daniel I Sessler, Alparslan Turan
BACKGROUND: Statins may reduce the risk of pulmonary and neurologic complications after cardiac surgery. METHODS: The authors acquired data for adults who had coronary artery bypass graft, valve surgery, or combined procedures. The authors matched patients who took statins preoperatively to patients who did not. First, the authors assessed the association between preoperative statin use and the primary outcomes of prolonged ventilation (more than 24 h), pneumonia (positive cultures of sputum, transtracheal fluid, bronchial washings, and/or clinical findings consistent with the diagnosis of pneumonia), and in-hospital all-cause mortality, using logistic regressions...
February 16, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207269/a-biocompatible-injectable-hydrogel-with-potent-wound-healing-and-antibacterial-properties
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Jiaul Hoque, Relekar G Prakash, Krishnamoorthy Paramanandham, Bibek R Shome, Jayanta Haldar
Two component injectable hydrogels that cross-link in-situ have been used as non-invasive wound-filling devices, i.e., sealants. These materials carry a variety of functions at the wound sites such as seal leaks, cease unwanted bleeding, bind tissues together, and assist in wound healing process. However, commonly used sealants typically lack antibacterial properties. Since bacterial infection at the wound site is very common, bioadhesive materials with intrinsic antibacterial properties are urgently required...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202030/upregulation-of-interleukin-33-and-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-levels-in-the-lungs-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Jong-Uk Lee, Hun Soo Chang, Hyeon Ju Lee, Chang An Jung, Da Jeong Bae, Hyun Ji Song, Jong Sook Park, Soo-Taek Uh, Young Hoon Kim, Ki-Hyun Seo, Choon-Sik Park
BACKGROUND: Innate T helper type 2 (Th2) immune responses mediated by interleukin (IL)-33, thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), and IL-25 have been shown to play an important role in pulmonary fibrosis of animal models; however, their clinical implications remain poorly understood. METHODS: TSLP, IL-25, and IL-33 concentrations were measured in bronchoalveolar lavage fluids obtained from normal controls (NCs; n = 40) and from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF; n = 100), non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP; n = 22), hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP; n = 20), and sarcoidosis (n = 19)...
February 15, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199385/mycoplasma-pneumoniae-cards-toxin-elicits-a-functional-ige-response-in-balb-c-mice
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Jorge L Medina, Edward G Brooks, Adriana Chaparro, Peter H Dube
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is strongly associated with new onset asthma and asthma exacerbations. Until recently, the molecular mechanisms utilized by M. pneumoniae to influence asthma symptoms were unknown. However, we recently reported that an ADP-ribosylating and vacuolating toxin called the Community Acquired Respiratory Distress Syndrome toxin, CARDS toxin, produced by M. pneumoniae was sufficient to promote allergic inflammation and asthma-like disease in mice. A mouse model of CARDS toxin exposure was used to evaluate total and CARDS-toxin specific serum IgE responses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198660/prediction-of-functional-recovery-six-months-following-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-during-acute-care-hospitalization
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Andréane Richard-Denis, Debbie Feldman, Cynthia Thompson, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
OBJECTIVES: To determine factors associated with functional status six months following a traumatic cervical and thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI), with a particular interest in factors related to the acute care hospitalization stay. DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study. Sixteen potential predictive variables were studied. Univariate regression analyses were first performed to determine the strength of association of each variable independently with the total Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM) score...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195384/air-pollution-alters-staphylococcus-aureus-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-biofilms-antibiotic-tolerance-and-colonisation
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S J K Hussey, J Purves, N Allcock, V E Fernandes, P S Monks, J M Ketley, P W Andrew, J A Morrissey
Air pollution is the world's largest single environmental health risk (WHO). Particulate matter such as black carbon is one of the main components of air pollution. The effects of particulate matter on human health are well established however the effects on bacteria, organisms central to ecosystems in humans and in the natural environment, are poorly understood. We report here for the first time that black carbon drastically changes the development of bacterial biofilms, key aspects of bacterial colonisation and survival...
February 14, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195157/mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-mapks-regulate-il-6-over-production-during-concomitant-influenza-virus-and-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
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Carolin Klemm, Christin Bruchhagen, Andre van Krüchten, Silke Niemann, Bettina Löffler, Georg Peters, Stephan Ludwig, Christina Ehrhardt
Bacterial super-infections are a major complication of influenza virus (IV) infections and often lead to severe pneumonia. One hallmark of IV-associated Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infection is rapid progression to a serious disease outcome. Changes in immune and inflammatory host responses increase morbidity and complicate efficient therapy. A key player during inflammation is the multifunctional cytokine IL-6. Although increased IL-6 levels have been observed after severe disease upon IV and/or bacterial super-infection, the underlying molecular mechanisms still remain to be elucidated...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193651/in-vivo-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-omadacycline-ptk-0796-against-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-the-murine-pneumonia-model
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Alexander J Lepak, Miao Zhao, Karen Marchillo, Jamie VanHecker, David R Andes
Omadacycline is a novel aminomethylcylcine antibiotic in clinical development for community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). We used a neutropenic murine pneumonia infection model to characterize the in vivo pharmacodynamic activity of omadacycline against Streptococcus pneumoniae Four strains with varying phenotypic resistance to other antimicrobials including tetracyclines were utilized. Drug concentration measurements were performed in the plasma and epithelial lining fluid (ELF) after administration of 0...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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