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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350003/-anatomical-feature-of-lumbar-and-s%C3%A2-pedicle-in-patients-with-thoracolumbar-kyphosis-secondary-to-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Zong-Xian Feng, Bang-Ping Qian, Sai-Hu Mao, Yong Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To measure the correlative parameters of vertebral pedicles from L₁ to S₁ by CT scan in the patients with thoracolumbar kyphosis secondary to ankylosing spondylitis(AS) and disc degenerative disease(DDD), and analyze their anatomical difference in order to provide the selection and placement of pedicle screw during operation. METHODS: The clinical data of 30 male AS patients (AS group) with the mean age of(35.7±9.5) years (ranged, 23 to 51) and 30 male DDD patients (DDD group) with the mean age of(52...
February 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345919/using-isomeric-and-metabolic-ratios-of-ddt-to-identify-the-sources-and-fate-of-ddt-in-chinese-agricultural-topsoil
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Chong Zhang, Li Liu, Yan Ma, Fasheng Li
The metabolic ratio of (p,p'-DDE + p,p'-DDD)/p,p'-DDT or p,p'-DDE/p,p'-DDT has been used previously to estimate the approximate half-life of p,p'-DDT, with a relatively unclear concept of "old" and "new" sources of p,p'-DDT and without paying attention to the influence by dicofol-type DDT contributed from the more recent usage of dicofol. Based on the isomeric ratio of o,p'-DDT/p,p'-DDT to distinguish the sources of DDT, this study used the corrected metabolic ratio of (p,p'-DDE + p,p'-DDD)/p,p'-DDT to estimate a more accurate half-life of p,p'-DDT using a model-based approach...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339298/implementation-and-impact-of-an-audit-and-feedback-antimicrobial-stewardship-intervention-in-the-orthopaedics-department-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-a-controlled-interrupted-time-series-study
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Margarida Tavares, Ana Cláudia Carvalho, José Pedro Almeida, Paulo Andrade, Ricardo São Simão, Pedro Soares, Carlos Alves, Rui Pinto, Arnaud Fontanet, Laurence Watier
A prospective audit and feedback antimicrobial stewardship intervention conducted in the Orthopaedics Department of a University Hospital in Portugal was evaluated by comparing an interrupted time series in an intervention group and a non-intervention (control) group. Monthly antibiotic use (except cefazolin) was measured as World Health Organization- and Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical-defined daily doses (DDD) from January 2012 to September 2016, excluding the 6-month phase of intervention implementation starting on January 1, 2015...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331603/metabolic-risk-factors-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-the-effect-of-comedication-with-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-antipsychotics
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K K Fjukstad, A Engum, S Lydersen, I Dieset, N Eiel Steen, O A Andreassen, O Spigset
BACKGROUND: The aim of this observational study was to investigate the relationship between metabolic factors and use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) combined with olanzapine, quetiapine or risperidone. METHODS: Data from the Norwegian Thematically Organized Psychosis study, a cross-sectional study on 1301 patients with schizophrenia (n=868) or bipolar disorder (n=433), were analyzed. As exposure variables in the linear regression model were included the dose or serum concentration of SSRIs (n=280) and of olanzapine (n=398), quetiapine (n=234) or risperidone (n=128)...
April 17, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329611/early-intervention-with-didang-decoction-delays-macrovascular-lesions-in-diabetic-rats-through-regulating-amp-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
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Dan-Dan Ren, Jing Li, Bai Chang, Chun-Shen Li, Ju-Hong Yang
The study aimed to investigate the intervening role of Didang decoction (DDD) at different times in macrovascular endothelial defense function, focusing on its effects on the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling pathway. The effects of DDD on mitochondrial energy metabolism were also investigated in rat aortic endothelial cells (RAECs). Type 2 diabetes were induced in rats by streptozotocin (STZ) combined with high fat diet. Rats were randomly divided into non-intervention group, metformin group, simvastatin group, and early-, middle-, late-stage DDD groups...
November 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329097/sources-and-transformation-pathways-for-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane-ddt-and-metabolites-in-soils-from-northwest-fujian-china
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Huanfang Huang, Yuan Zhang, Wei Chen, Wenwen Chen, Dave A Yuen, Yang Ding, Yingjie Chen, Yao Mao, Shihua Qi
Dicofol (2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-bis-(p-chlorophenyl)ethanol) found in the environment is not only a miticide originated from commercial use, but also a metabolite of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), which is often overlooked. To verify the sources and transformation pathways of DDT and related metabolites in soils, we measured p,p'-(dicofol + DBP) (sum of p,p'-dicofol and 4,4'-dichlorobenzophenone), DDT and six metabolites in soils from Northwest Fujian, China. The ratios of 1,1,1-trichloro-2-(o-chlorophenyl)-2-(p-chlorophenyl)ethane (o,p'-DDT)/1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis-(p-chlorophenyl)ethane (p,p'-DDT) and the mass balance demonstrated that p,p'-(dicofol + DBP) predominantly originated from p,p'-DDT transformation rather than from actual dicofol application...
January 9, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325870/the-impact-of-an-infectious-disease-specialist-on-antifungal-use-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-tokyo
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Daiichi Morii, Naoki Ichinose, Takayuki Yokozawa, Toshimi Oda
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and the limitations of antifungal antimicrobial stewardship programs. METHODS: A bundle to manage infectious diseases was implemented in our hospital in October 2010. Data regarding antimicrobial use density (AUD) from April 2006 to May 2016 were collected. Trends in AUD were assessed using an interrupted time-series model for three separate periods: the pre-bundle, the bundle implementation, and the long-term follow-up periods...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320615/an-intervertebral-disc-whole-organ-culture-system-to-investigate-proinflammatory-and-degenerative-disc-disease-condition
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Gernot Lang, Yishan Liu, Janna Geries, Zhiyu Zhou, David Kubosch, Norbert Südkamp, R Geoff Richards, Mauro Alini, Sibylle Grad, Zhen Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of different disease initiators of degenerative disc disease (DDD) within an intervertebral disc (IVD) organ culture system, and to understand the interplay between inflammation and degeneration in the early stage of DDD. DESIGN: Bovine caudal IVDs were cultured within a bioreactor for up to 11 days. Control group was cultured under physiological loading (0.02-0.2 MPa; 0.2 Hz; 2h/day) and high glucose (4...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318322/persistent-organochlorine-pollutants-in-placentas-sampled-from-women-in-croatia-and-an-evaluation-of-their-dna-damaging-potential-in-vitro
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Davor Želježić, Snježana Herceg Romanić, Darija Klinčić, Marijana Matek Sarić, Judita Grzunov Letinić
This study investigated the levels and distribution of 17 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (HCB, α-HCH, β-HCH, γ-HCH, p,p'-DDE, p,p'-DDD, and p,p'-DDT) in placenta samples from women living in the coastal area of Croatia. During November 2012 to February 2013, 51 placenta samples were collected from healthy mothers. This study presents the first report about Croatian placenta samples. Each of the analysed compounds were found in all of the samples; all of the maximum values were < 1 ng g-1 w...
January 9, 2018: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307071/dietary-exposure-to-hch-and-ddt-congeners-and-their-associated-cancer-risk-based-on-pakistani-food-consumption
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Muhammad Aamir, Sardar Khan, Gang Li
Dietary exposure to organochlorine pesticides such as hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) congeners was assessed using diet study approach, and for this purpose, different food items were collected in August 2014. The levels of ∑(HCHs + DDTs) in different food groups were ranged from 2.57 to 206 ng g-1, ww, with contamination order of fish > poultry > milk > vegetables > cereals > flour > fruits. In the present study, the ratios of β-HCH/∑HCH (0.19-0...
January 6, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306412/automated-and-simultaneous-determination-of-priority-substances-and-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in-wastewater-using-headspace-solid-phase-microextraction-and-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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Irene Domínguez, Francisco Javier Arrebola, Rafael Gavara, José Luis Martínez Vidal, Antonia Garrido Frenich
The re-use of wastewater has been in growing demand but a possible negative feature is the possibility of organic pollutants being present after its treatment. In order to control the presence of contaminants in wastewater, a completely automated methodology capable of determining a total of 55 organic pollutants including pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), brominated diphenyl ethers (BDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at ultra-trace levels has been developed. The proposed method is based on an on-line combination of headspace solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME) and gas chromatography coupled to double-focusing magnetic sector high resolution mass spectrometry (GC-HRMS)...
March 9, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305540/direct-from-blood-culture-disk-diffusion-to-determine-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-gram-negative-bacteria-preliminary-report-from-the-clinical-and-laboratory-standards-institute-methods-development-and-standardization-working-group
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Sukantha Chandrasekaran, April Abbott, Shelley Miller, Barb Zimmer, Mel Weinstein, Lauri Thrupp, John Hejna, Lindsey Walker, Tracy Ammann, Thomas Kirn, Robin Patel, Romney M Humphries
The performance of disk diffusion, using broth from positive blood cultures as inoculum ("direct disk diffusion", dDD), was evaluated for a collection of 20 challenge isolates of Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Isolates seeded into human blood were inoculated into BACTEC™ Plus Aerobic/F, VersaTREK REDOX 1 and BacT/ALERT FA Plus bottles and incubated on the respective automated blood culture systems. Disk diffusion results were compared to reference disk diffusion. Categorical agreement (CA) of dDD, after removal of random errors due to natural MIC variation, was 87...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304375/de-novo-missense-mutations-in-dhx30-impair-global-translation-and-cause-a-neurodevelopmental-disorder
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Davor Lessel, Claudia Schob, Sébastien Küry, Margot R F Reijnders, Tamar Harel, Mohammad K Eldomery, Zeynep Coban-Akdemir, Jonas Denecke, Shimon Edvardson, Estelle Colin, Alexander P A Stegmann, Erica H Gerkes, Marine Tessarech, Dominique Bonneau, Magalie Barth, Thomas Besnard, Benjamin Cogné, Anya Revah-Politi, Tim M Strom, Jill A Rosenfeld, Yaping Yang, Jennifer E Posey, LaDonna Immken, Nelly Oundjian, Katherine L Helbig, Naomi Meeks, Kelsey Zegar, Jenny Morton, The Ddd Study, Jolanda H Schieving, Ana Claasen, Matthew Huentelman, Vinodh Narayanan, Keri Ramsey, Han G Brunner, Orly Elpeleg, Sandra Mercier, Stéphane Bézieau, Christian Kubisch, Tjitske Kleefstra, Stefan Kindler, James R Lupski, Hans-Jürgen Kreienkamp
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January 4, 2018: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304216/hypertension-control-in-adults-with-ckd-in-china-baseline-results-from-the-chinese-cohort-study-of-chronic-kidney-disease-c-stride
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Zhe Yan, Yu Wang, Shaomei Li, Jinwei Wang, Luxia Zhang, Huibin Tan, Sumin Li, Lin Yang, Huaying Pei, Liping Zhang, Yan Wang, Jianzhao Duan, Sumin Jiao, Minghui Zhao, Shuxia Fu
Background: Hypertension contributes to increased morbidity and mortality in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population. Studies on blood pressure control in CKD patients in China are limited. In this study, we aimed to describe the status of blood pressure control in Chinese CKD patients based on the first national prospective CKD cohort data. Methods: A subgroup of Chinese Cohort Study of Chronic Kidney Disease (C-STRIDE) participants with hypertension at baseline was included in the present study...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303683/assessment-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-organochlorine-pesticides-and-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-in-the-blood-of-humboldt-penguins-spheniscus-humboldti-from-the-punta-san-juan-marine-protected-area-peru
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Michael J Adkesson, Jeffrey M Levengood, John W Scott, David J Schaeffer, Jennifer N Langan, Susana Cárdenas-Alayza, Santiago de la Puente, Patricia Majluf, Sandra Yi
Persistent organic pollutants were assessed in Humboldt Penguins ( Spheniscus humboldti) from the Punta San Juan Marine Protected Area, Peru, in the austral winter of 2009. Plasma samples from 29 penguins were evaluated for 31 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners and 11 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) by using gas chromatography coupled to an ion trap mass spectrometer and for 15 polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) congeners by using gas chromatography coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometry. The detection rate for PCBs in the samples was 69%, with congeners 105, 118, 180, and 153 most commonly detected...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290337/kiaa1109-variants-are-associated-with-a-severe-disorder-of-brain-development-and-arthrogryposis
#16
Lucie Gueneau, Richard J Fish, Hanan E Shamseldin, Norine Voisin, Frédéric Tran Mau-Them, Egle Preiksaitiene, Glen R Monroe, Angeline Lai, Audrey Putoux, Fabienne Allias, Qamariya Ambusaidi, Laima Ambrozaityte, Loreta Cimbalistienė, Julien Delafontaine, Nicolas Guex, Mais Hashem, Wesam Kurdi, Saumya Shekhar Jamuar, Lim J Ying, Carine Bonnard, Tommaso Pippucci, Sylvain Pradervand, Bernd Roechert, Peter M van Hasselt, Michaël Wiederkehr, Caroline F Wright, Ioannis Xenarios, Gijs van Haaften, Charles Shaw-Smith, Erica M Schindewolf, Marguerite Neerman-Arbez, Damien Sanlaville, Gaëtan Lesca, Laurent Guibaud, Bruno Reversade, Jamel Chelly, Vaidutis Kučinskas, Fowzan S Alkuraya, Alexandre Reymond
Whole-exome and targeted sequencing of 13 individuals from 10 unrelated families with overlapping clinical manifestations identified loss-of-function and missense variants in KIAA1109 allowing delineation of an autosomal-recessive multi-system syndrome, which we suggest to name Alkuraya-Kučinskas syndrome (MIM 617822). Shared phenotypic features representing the cardinal characteristics of this syndrome combine brain atrophy with clubfoot and arthrogryposis. Affected individuals present with cerebral parenchymal underdevelopment, ranging from major cerebral parenchymal thinning with lissencephalic aspect to moderate parenchymal rarefaction, severe to mild ventriculomegaly, cerebellar hypoplasia with brainstem dysgenesis, and cardiac and ophthalmologic anomalies, such as microphthalmia and cataract...
December 27, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288298/persistent-organochlorine-pesticides-in-aquatic-environments-and-fishes-in-taiwan-and-their-risk-assessment
#17
Geng-Ruei Chang
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) are ubiquitous contaminants with high bioaccumulation and persistence in the environment; they can have adverse effects in humans and animals. This study examined residual concentrations in water, sediments, and fishes as well as the association between the health risks of OCPs and fish consumption in the Taiwanese population. Various water and sediment samples from Taiwanese aquaculture and fish samples from different sources were collected and analyzed through gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry to determine the concentrations of 20 OCPs, namely, aldrin; cis-chlordane; trans-chlordane; dieldrin; endrin; alpha-endosulfan; beta-endosulfan; heptachlor; hexachlorobenzene; alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane; beta-hexachlorocyclohexane; lindane; mirex; pentachlorobenzene; o,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT); p,p'-DDT; and DDT metabolites (o,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane [DDD]; p,p'-DDD; o,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene [DDE]; and p,p'-DDE)...
December 29, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286093/identifying-hub-genes-and-potential-mechanisms-associated-with-senescence-in-human-annulus-cells-by-gene-expression-profiling-and-bioinformatics-analysis
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Chao Liu, Nong Chen, Kai Huang, Minbo Jiang, He Liang, Zhongyi Sun, Jiwei Tian, Deguo Wang
The aim of the present study was to reveal the potential hub genes and regulatory mechanisms associated with senescence in human annulus cells by analyzing microarray data using bioinformatics. The gene expression dataset GSE17077, of senescent and non‑senescent annulus cells obtained from patients with disc degenerative diseases (DDD), was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified. Functional and pathway annotations were performed using Gene Ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes terms, respectively...
December 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281716/trends-and-patterns-of-antibiotic-consumption-in-china-s-tertiary-hospitals-based-on-a-5-year-surveillance-with-sales-records-2011-2015
#19
Haishaerjiang Wushouer, Ye Tian, Xiao-Dong Guan, Sheng Han, Lu-Wen Shi
The consumption of antibiotics is a major driver in the development of antimicrobial resistance. This study aims to identify the trends and patterns of the total antibiotic consumption in China's tertiary hospitals from 2011 to 2015 by retrospectively analyzing aggregated monthly surveillance data on antibiotic sales made to 468 hospitals from 28 provinces. Antibiotic consumption was expressed in DDD per 1,000 inhabitants per day (DID). We compared population weighted antibiotic consumption patterns in China with European countries using indicators from the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption (ESAC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280224/trends-in-opioid-utilisation-in-australia-2006-2015-insights-from-multiple-metrics
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Emily A Karanges, Nicholas A Buckley, Jonathan Brett, Bianca Blanch, Melisa Litchfield, Louisa Degenhardt, Sallie-Anne Pearson
PURPOSE: Population-based observational studies have documented global increases in opioid analgesic use. Many studies have used a single population-adjusted metric (number of dispensings, defined daily doses [DDDs], or oral morphine equivalents [OMEs]). We combine these volume-based metrics with a measure of the number of persons dispensed opioids to gain insights into Australian trends in prescribed opioid use. METHODS: We obtained records of prescribed opioid dispensings (2006-2015) subsidised under Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme...
December 27, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
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