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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149215/longitudinal-survey-of-two-serotine-bat-eptesicus-serotinus-maternity-colonies-exposed-to-eblv-1-european-bat-lyssavirus-type-1-assessment-of-survival-and-serological-status-variations-using-capture-recapture-models
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Emmanuelle Robardet, Christophe Borel, Marie Moinet, Dorothée Jouan, Marine Wasniewski, Jacques Barrat, Franck Boué, Elodie Montchâtre-Leroy, Alexandre Servat, Olivier Gimenez, Florence Cliquet, Evelyne Picard-Meyer
This study describes two longitudinal serological surveys of European Bat Lyssavirus type 1 (EBLV-1) antibodies in serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus) maternity colonies located in the North-East of France. This species is currently considered as the main EBLV-1 reservoir. Multievent capture-recapture models were used to determine the factors influencing bat rabies transmission as this method accounts for imperfect detection and uncertainty in disease states. Considering the period of study, analyses revealed that survival and recapture probabilities were not affected by the serological status of individuals, confirming the capacity of bats to be exposed to lyssaviruses without dying...
November 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148390/rabies-and-distemper-outbreaks-in-smallest-ethiopian-wolf-population
#2
Jorgelina Marino, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Asefa Deressa, Eric Bedin, Alemayehu Bitewa, Fekadu Lema, Gebeyehu Rskay, Ashley Banyard, Anthony R Fooks
Widespread deaths recently devastated the smallest known population of Ethiopian wolves. Of 7 carcasses found, all 3 tested were positive for rabies. Two wolves were subsequently vaccinated for rabies; 1 of these later died from canine distemper. Only 2 of a known population of 13 wolves survived.
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148385/tool-for-eliminating-dog-mediated-human-rabies-through-mass-dog-vaccination-campaigns
#3
Eduardo A Undurraga, Jesse D Blanton, S M Thumbi, Athman Mwatondo, Mathew Muturi, Ryan M Wallace
The World Health Organization and collaborating agencies have set the goal of eliminating dog-mediated human rabies by 2030. Building on experience with rabies endemic countries, we constructed a user-friendly tool to help public health officials plan the resources needed to achieve this goal through mass vaccination of dogs.
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146806/full-momentum-and-energy-resolved-spectral-function-of-a-2d-electronic-system
#4
Joonho Jang, Heun Mo Yoo, L N Pfeiffer, K W West, K W Baldwin, Raymond C Ashoori
The single-particle spectral function measures the density of electronic states in a material as a function of both momentum and energy, providing central insights into strongly correlated electron phenomena. Here we demonstrate a high-resolution method for measuring the full momentum- and energy-resolved electronic spectral function of a two-dimensional (2D) electronic system embedded in a semiconductor. The technique remains operational in the presence of large externally applied magnetic fields and functions even for electronic systems with zero electrical conductivity or with zero electron density...
November 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146026/vaccination-of-ferrets-for-rabies-and-distemper
#5
REVIEW
Laura L Wade
Companion ferrets need to be vaccinated against 2 viral diseases that cause neurologic illness: canine distemper and rabies. Although not common in ferrets, both viruses are fatal in ferrets and rabies virus is also fatal in humans. In this article, we provide a basic review of the 2 diseases, highlighting key neurologic concerns. We also review and update current vaccine concerns from a practitioner's perspective, including available vaccines, vaccine schedule recommendations, vaccine reactions, and risk assessment...
January 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144446/structure-and-assembly-of-the-ebola-virus-nucleocapsid
#6
William Wan, Larissa Kolesnikova, Mairi Clarke, Alexander Koehler, Takeshi Noda, Stephan Becker, John A G Briggs
Ebola and Marburg viruses are filoviruses: filamentous, enveloped viruses that cause haemorrhagic fever. Filoviruses are within the order Mononegavirales, which also includes rabies virus, measles virus, and respiratory syncytial virus. Mononegaviruses have non-segmented, single-stranded negative-sense RNA genomes that are encapsidated by nucleoprotein and other viral proteins to form a helical nucleocapsid. The nucleocapsid acts as a scaffold for virus assembly and as a template for genome transcription and replication...
November 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141755/case-report-failure-of-therapeutic-coma-in-rabies-encephalitis
#7
Abi Manesh, Reeta Subramaniam Mani, Kishore Pichamuthu, Manjeera Jagannati, Vivek Mathew, Rajiv Karthik, Ooriapadickal Cherian Abraham, Geeta Chacko, George M Varghese
Rabies encephalitis is a fulminant, almost universally fatal infection involving the central nervous system. A unique treatment protocol, including anti-exicitotoxic therapy and induced coma was credited with the survival of a vaccinated teenager with bat rabies encephalitis in 2005. However, multiple efforts to replicate this expensive and intense protocol have not been successful. In this article, we report the failure of the protocol in Indian patients with canine-acquired rabies and elucidate the potential explanations for the failure of the protocol in our patients...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137680/correction-to-development-of-molecular-confirmation-tools-for-swift-and-easy-rabies-diagnostics
#8
Kore Schlottau, Conrad M Freuling, Thomas Müller, Martin Beer, Bernd Hoffmann
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that an incorrect genetic sequence has been cited. On page 4, paragraph 1 the following sequence is cited "ATG GAT GCC GAC AAG ATT GTM TTY AAA GTY AAT A 3". This is an error and the correct sequence should be "GGG GGC TTT YCC TAG GGT KAT ACW GGG CTT T 3".
November 14, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137663/patent-landscape-of-neglected-tropical-diseases-an-analysis-of-worldwide-patent-families
#9
Folahanmi Tomiwa Akinsolu, Vitor Nobre de Paiva, Samuel Santos Souza, Orsolya Varga
BACKGROUND: "Neglected Tropical Diseases" (NTDs) affect millions of people in Africa, Asia and South America. The two primary ways of strategic interventions are "preventive chemotherapy and transmission control" (PCT), and "innovative and intensified disease management" (IDM). In the last 5 years, phenomenal progress has been achieved. However, it is crucial to intensify research effort into NTDs, because of the emerging drug resistance. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the term NTDs covers 17 diseases, namely buruli ulcer, Chagas disease, dengue, dracunculiasis, echinococcosis, trematodiasis, human African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, rabies, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthes, taeniasis, trachoma, and yaws...
November 14, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137362/an-optimized-hmgb1-expressed-by-recombinant-rabies-virus-enhances-immunogenicity-through-activation-of-dendritic-cells-in-mice
#10
Zhao Wang, Qian Liang, Yajing Zhang, Jie Yang, Mingming Li, Kunlun Wang, Min Cui, Huanchun Chen, Zhen F Fu, Ling Zhao, Ming Zhou
Rabies remains an important public health threat, killing approximately 59,000 people worldwide annually, most of which are from the developing countries of Africa and Asia where dog rabies are endemic. Therefore, developing an affordable and efficacious vaccine for dog-mediated rabies control is needful in these countries. Our previous studies indicated that over-expression of granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) or macrophage inflammatory protein-1 (MIP-1α or CCL3) by recombinant rabies virus (rRABV) could enhance the immunogenicity by activating dendritic cells (DCs)...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132993/re-evaluating-the-effect-of-favipiravir-treatment-on-rabies-virus-infection
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Ashley C Banyard, Karen L Mansfield, Guanghui Wu, David Selden, Leigh Thorne, Colin Birch, Penelope Koraka, Albert D M E Osterhaus, Anthony R Fooks
There is no antiviral treatment available once clinical disease following rabies virus infection has initiated. Considered a neglected tropical disease, >60,000 human rabies deaths are estimated each year despite the availability of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis for pre-immunisation or administration following a potential exposure before the onset of clinical disease. Such post-exposure treatments include administration of rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) and vaccination at a distant site to prime a humoral immune response...
November 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131859/development-and-validation-of-an-immunoperoxidase-antigen-detection-test-for-improved-diagnosis-of-rabies-in-indonesia
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Ibnu Rahmadane, Andrea F Certoma, Grantley R Peck, Yul Fitria, Jean Payne, Axel Colling, Brian J Shiell, Gary Beddome, Susanne Wilson, Meng Yu, Chris Morrissy, Wojtek P Michalski, John Bingham, Ian A Gardner, John D Allen
Rabies continues to pose a significant threat to human and animal health in regions of Indonesia. Indonesia has an extensive network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories and the 8 National laboratories are equipped to undertake diagnostic testing for rabies using the commercially-procured direct fluorescent antibody test (FAT), which is considered the reference (gold standard) test. However, many of the Indonesian Provincial diagnostic laboratories do not have a fluorescence microscope required to undertake the FAT...
November 13, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127391/cooperative-polariton-dynamics-in-feedback-coupled-cavities
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Bimu Yao, Y S Gui, J W Rao, S Kaur, X S Chen, W Lu, Y Xiao, H Guo, K -P Marzlin, C -M Hu
The emerging field of cavity spintronics utilizes the cavity magnon polariton (CMP) induced by magnon Rabi oscillations. In contrast to a single-spin quantum system, such a cooperative spin dynamics in the linear regime is governed by the classical physics of harmonic oscillators. It makes the magnon Rabi frequency independent of the photon Fock state occupation, and thereby restricts the quantum application of CMP. Here we show that a feedback cavity architecture breaks the harmonic-oscillator restriction...
November 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126495/surgical-management-of-oral-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Rabie M Shanti, Bert W O'Malley
Today, most head and neck cancer subsites, such as the larynx, hypopharynx, nasopharynx, and oropharynx, are treated with radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy as a primary treatment modality. Surgery is reserved for the salvage of recurrent tumors that occur within the head and neck in the absence of distant (ie, lung, liver) metastasis. However, unlike all other head and neck subsites, oral cancer should ideally be managed with primary surgery with the possibility of adjuvant radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy depending on the presence of certain high-risk pathologic features...
January 2018: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126493/evaluation-and-staging-of-oral-cancer
#15
REVIEW
Mel Mupparapu, Rabie M Shanti
Although the American Joint Committee on Cancer developed its first cancer-specific staging system in 1959, the TNM classification, as it has become known, has undergone many revisions mainly due to the advancements in both diagnosis and management of cancer, Although the basic purpose of the cancer staging system has remained fundamentally unchanged, the ease with which the cancer can be staged has evolved with newer methods. This article reviews cancer evaluation for staging, as well as the introduction of a new staging method effective as of 2018...
January 2018: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126007/quantitative-monitoring-of-sucrose-reducing-sugar-and-total-sugar-dynamics-for-phenotyping-of-water-deficit-stress-tolerance-in-rice-through-spectroscopy-and-chemometrics
#16
Bappa Das, Rabi N Sahoo, Sourabh Pargal, Gopal Krishna, Rakesh Verma, Viswanathan Chinnusamy, Vinay K Sehgal, Vinod K Gupta, Sushanta K Dash, Padmini Swain
In the present investigation, the changes in sucrose, reducing and total sugar content due to water-deficit stress in rice leaves were modeled using visible, near infrared (VNIR) and shortwave infrared (SWIR) spectroscopy. The objectives of the study were to identify the best vegetation indices and suitable multivariate technique based on precise analysis of hyperspectral data (350 to 2500nm) and sucrose, reducing sugar and total sugar content measured at different stress levels from 16 different rice genotypes...
October 31, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125935/going-viral-in-png-exploring-routes-and-circumstances-of-entry-of-a-rabies-infected-dog-into-papua-new-guinea
#17
Victoria J Brookes, Chris Degeling, Michael P Ward
In this qualitative study implemented in November 2016, we elicited narratives about fictional rabies incursions from key employees (n = 16) of the National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to explore the potential circumstances and routes of entry of a rabies-infected dog, and direct rabies preparedness. Although PNG is rabies free, proximity to rabies-endemic Indonesia poses a risk of introduction and it is expected that an outbreak in PNG would have devastating human health impacts consistent with other countries with similarly low human development indices and abundant free-roaming dogs...
November 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125635/a-review-of-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-periodic-paralysis
#18
REVIEW
Jeffrey M Statland, Bertrand Fontaine, Michael G Hanna, Nicholas Johnson, John T Kissel, Valeria A Sansone, Perry B Shieh, Rabi N Tawil, Jaya Trivedi, Stephen C Cannon, Robert C Griggs
Periodic paralyses (PP) are rare neuromuscular disorders caused by mutations in skeletal muscle sodium, calcium, and potassium channel genes. PP include hypokalemic paralysis, hyperkalemic paralysis, and Andersen-Tawil Syndrome. Common features of PP include autosomal dominant inheritance, onset typically in the first or second decades, episodic attacks of flaccid weakness, which are often triggered by diet or rest after exercise. Diagnosis is based on the characteristic clinic presentation then confirmed by genetic testing...
November 10, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124431/the-coupling-effects-of-surface-plasmon-polaritons-and-magnetic-dipole-resonances-in-metamaterials
#19
Bo Liu, Chaojun Tang, Jing Chen, Zhendong Yan, Mingwei Zhu, Yongxing Sui, Huang Tang
We numerically investigate the coupling effects of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) and magnetic dipole (MD) resonances in metamaterials, which are composed of an Ag nanodisk array and a SiO2 spacer on an Ag substrate. The periodicity of the Ag nanodisk array leads to the excitation of SPPs at the surface of the Ag substrate. The near-field plasmon interactions between individual Ag nanodisks and the Ag substrate form MD resonances. When the excitation wavelengths of SPPs are tuned to approach the position of MD resonances by changing the array period of Ag nanodisks, SPPs and MD resonances are coupled together into two hybridized modes, whose positions can be well predicted by a coupling model of two oscillators...
November 9, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122670/infection-of-neuroblastoma-cells-by-rabies-virus-is-modulated-by-the-virus-titer
#20
Natalia Langenfeld Fuoco, Sandriana Dos Ramos Silva, Elaine Raniero Fernandes, Fernanda Guedes Luiz, Orlando Garcia Ribeiro, Iana Suly Santos Katz
Rabies is a lethal viral infection that can affect almost all mammals, including humans. To better understand the replication of Rabies lyssavirus, we investigated if the viral load in brains naturally infected with rabies influences viral internalization and viral growth kinetics in neuroblastoma cells, and if the viral load affects mortality in mice after intradermal infection. We noted that high initial viral loads in brains (group II) were unfavourable for increasing viral titers during serial passages in neuroblastoma cells when compared to low initial viral loads in brains (group I)...
November 6, 2017: Antiviral Research
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