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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435763/toxoplasma-infection-in-an-immunocompetent-host-possible-risk-of-living-with-multiple-cats
#1
Halis Kaan Akturk, David Sotello, Allen Ameri, Ahmed S Abuzaid, Ana Marcella Rivas, Priyanka Vashisht
A 32-year-old man presented with agitation, headache, and confusion. He was immunocompetent and had been living with multiple cats for many years. His vital signs were stable. He was afebrile. Multiple blood tests did not show any serious problem. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed multiple ring-enhancing white matter lesions. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis did not show any signs of infection. Based on a presumptive diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, high-dose corticosteroid treatment was started. However, this caused worsening of the symptoms and increased the size of the lesions...
March 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430975/behavioral-response-of-the-brown-marmorated-stink-bug-hemiptera-pentatomidae-to-semiochemicals-deployed-inside-and-outside-anthropogenic-structures-during-the-overwintering-period
#2
William R Morrison, Angelita Acebes-Doria, Emily Ogburn, Thomas P Kuhar, James F Walgenbach, J Christopher Bergh, Louis Nottingham, Anthony Dimeglio, Patricia Hipkins, Tracy C Leskey
The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), is an invasive species from Asia capable of causing severe agricultural damage. It can also be a nuisance pest when it enters and exits anthropogenic overwintering sites. In recent years, pheromone lures and traps for H. halys have been developed and used to monitor populations in field studies. To date, no study has investigated the applicability of these monitoring tools for use indoors by building residents during the overwintering period. Herein, we 1) assessed when in late winter (diapause) and spring (postdiapause) H...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430798/evaluation-of-mature-soybean-pods-as-a-food-source-for-two-pod-sucking-bugs-riptortus-pedestris-hemiptera-alydidae-and-halyomorpha-halys-hemiptera-pentatomidae
#3
M Mahbubur Rahman, Un Taek Lim
Riptortus pedestris (Fabricius) and Halyomorpha halys (Stål) cause injury to soybeans by piercing and sucking pods and seeds. Growers believe that new damage decreases near to harvest despite the occurrence of these bugs at that time. As this question has never been assessed, we evaluated two diets: a) mature soybean pods (dried shell + dried soybean seeds) and b) dried soybean seeds for the two bugs by assessing their biological, behavioral, and morphological attributes on each diet in laboratory. While nymphs of both species were able to develop and adults able to reproduce on the tested diets, bugs fed on pods had longer development times and 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396496/coxiella-burnetii-antibody-seropositivity-is-not-a-risk-factor-for-aids-related-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#4
Halie K Miller, Loredana Santo, M Constanza Camargo, Cheryl A Winkler, James J Goedert, Gilbert J Kersh, Charles S Rabkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383159/database-selection-in-systematic-reviews-an-insight-through-clinical-neurology
#5
Matt Vassar, Vadim Yerokhin, Philip Marcus Sinnett, Matthew Weiher, Halie Muckelrath, Branden Carr, Laura Varney, Gregory Cook
BACKGROUND: Failure to perform a comprehensive search when designing a systematic review (SR) can lead to bias, reducing the validity of review's conclusions. OBJECTIVE: We examined the frequency and choice of databases used by reviewers in clinical neurology. METHODS: Ninety-five SRs and/or meta-analyses were located across five prominent neurology journals between 2008 and 2014. Methods sections were reviewed, and all bibliographic databases were coded...
April 6, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373802/is-the-ultimate-treatment-response-predictable-with-early-response-in-major-depressive-episode
#6
Aslı Çiftçi, Halis Ulaş, Ahmet Topuzoğlu, Zeliha Tunca
INTRODUCTION: New evidence suggests that the efficacy of antidepressants occurs within the first weeks of treatment and this early response predicts the later response. The purpose of the present study was to investigate if the partial response in the first week predicts the response at the end of treatment in patients with major depressive disorder who are treated with either antidepressant medication or electroconvulsive therapy. METHODS: Inpatients from Dokuz Eylül University Hospital with a major depressive episode, treated with antidepressant medication (n=52) or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) (n=48), were recruited for the study...
September 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362797/characterizing-the-spatial-distribution-of-brown-marmorated-stink-bug-halyomorpha-halys-st%C3%A3-l-hemiptera-pentatomidae-populations-in-peach-orchards
#7
Noel G Hahn, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, George C Hamilton
Geospatial analyses were used to investigate the spatial distribution of populations of Halyomorpha halys, an important invasive agricultural pest in mid-Atlantic peach orchards. This spatial analysis will improve efficiency by allowing growers and farm managers to predict insect arrangement and target management strategies. Data on the presence of H. halys were collected from five peach orchards at four farms in New Jersey from 2012-2014 located in different land-use contexts. A point pattern analysis, using Ripley's K function, was used to describe clustering of H...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355216/chirosurveillance-the-use-of-native-bats-to-detect-invasive-agricultural-pests
#8
Brooke Maslo, Rafael Valentin, Karen Leu, Kathleen Kerwin, George C Hamilton, Amanda Bevan, Nina H Fefferman, Dina M Fonseca
Invasive insect pests cost the agricultural industry billions of dollars annually in crop losses. Timely detection of pests is critical for management efficiency. Innovative pest detection strategies, such as environmental DNA (eDNA) techniques, combined with efficient predators, maximize sampling resolution across space and time and may improve surveillance. We tested the hypothesis that temperate insectivorous bats can be important sentinels of agricultural insect pest surveillance. Specifically, we used a new high-sensitivity molecular assay for invasive brown marmorated stink bugs (Halyomorpha halys) to examine the extent to which big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) detect agricultural pests in the landscape...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344608/a-brief-look-at-model-based-dose-calculation-principles-practicalities-and-promise
#9
REVIEW
Ron S Sloboda, Hali Morrison, Brie Cawston-Grant, Geetha V Menon
Model-based dose calculation algorithms (MBDCAs) have recently emerged as potential successors to the highly practical, but sometimes inaccurate TG-43 formalism for brachytherapy treatment planning. So named for their capacity to more accurately calculate dose deposition in a patient using information from medical images, these approaches to solve the linear Boltzmann radiation transport equation include point kernel superposition, the discrete ordinates method, and Monte Carlo simulation. In this overview, we describe three MBDCAs that are commercially available at the present time, and identify guidance from professional societies and the broader peer-reviewed literature intended to facilitate their safe and appropriate use...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334171/brown-marmorated-stink-bug-hemiptera-pentatomidae-infestations-in-tree-borders-and-subsequent-patterns-of-abundance-in-soybean-fields
#10
B L Aigner, T P Kuhar, D A Herbert, C C Brewster, J W Hogue, J D Aigner
The invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), is an important pest of soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) in the Mid-Atlantic United States. In order to assess the influence of nonmanaged wooded borders on H. halys infestation patterns in soybean, 12 soybean fields in Orange and Madison Counties, VA, were sampled each week from July to October in 2013 or 2014 for H. halys. At each location, five 2-min visual counts of H. halys life stages were made on tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima Mill...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334163/deltamethrin-incorporated-nets-as-an-integrated-pest-management-tool-for-the-invasive-halyomorpha-halys-hemiptera-pentatomidae
#11
T P Kuhar, B D Short, G Krawczyk, T C Leskey
Long-lasting insecticide nets (LLINs), which have insecticide incorporated within the fibers, have been widely used for control of malaria and other insect-vectored diseases. Only recently have researchers begun exploring their use for control of agricultural pests. In this study, we evaluated the toxicity of a deltamethrin-incorporated LLIN, ZeroFly (Vestergaard-Frandsen, Washington, DC) for control of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål). In the lab, exposure to the ZeroFly net for 10 s resulted in >90% mortality of H...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334122/a-laboratory-evaluation-of-chemigation-to-manage-stink-bugs-hemiptera-pentatomidae
#12
Xing Wei, Phillip M Roberts, Wesley M Porter, Calvin D Perry, Michael D Toews
Application of insecticides for stink bug management through overhead irrigation, also called chemigation, could reduce application costs, soil compaction, and applicator exposure, while enabling growers to treat multiple fields simultaneously. The objective of these laboratory experiments was to compare knockdown, survival, and efficacy of insecticides when appropriately diluted for ground sprayer and chemigation applications. Treatments included water, bifenthrin [0.11 kg (AI)/ha] and dicrotophos [0.56 kg (AI)/ha] diluted for a ground sprayer (93...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317325/experimental-verification-of-advanced-collapsed-cone-engine-for-use-with-a-multichannel-vaginal-cylinder-applicator
#13
Brie Cawston-Grant, Hali Morrison, Geetha Menon, Ron S Sloboda
Model-based dose calculation algorithms have recently been incorporated into brachytherapy treatment planning systems, and their introduction requires critical evaluation before clinical implementation. Here, we present an experimental evaluation of Oncentra(®) Brachy Advanced Collapsed-cone Engine (ACE) for a multichannel vaginal cylinder (MCVC) applicator using radiochromic film. A uniform dose of 500 cGy was specified to the surface of the MCVC using the TG-43 dose formalism under two conditions: (a) with only the central channel loaded or (b) only the peripheral channels loaded...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291292/-psychotic-experiences-in-the-adaptation-process-to-a-new-social-environment
#14
Tolga Binbay, Emre Mısır, Ebru Onrat Özsoydan, Mert Artuk, Simay Fidan, Arzu Karakiraz, Ezgi Önder, Arjin Öztürk, Merve Buse Sayın, Halis Ulaş, Berna Akdede, Köksal Alptekin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between psychotic experiences (PEs) and social stress and discrimination during adaptation to a new social context. METHOD: First-term university students (n: 164) were screened to determine if they had had any PEs, social adaptation-related stress, and/or perceived discrimination in the prior six months. The positive dimension of the Community Assessment of Psychic Experiences (CAPE) was used to define PEs. Social relations and discrimination in the students' new social contexts (both narrow (i...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285168/design-and-use-of-mouse-control-dna-for-dna-biomarker-extraction-and-pcr-detection-from-urine-application-for-transrenal-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-dna-detection
#15
Hali Bordelon, Keersten M Ricks, Megan E Pask, Patricia K Russ, Francesca Solinas, Mark L Baglia, Philip A Short, Andrew Nel, Jonathan Blackburn, Keertan Dheda, Carlos Zamudio, Tatiana Cáceres, David W Wright, Frederick R Haselton, April C Pettit
Urine samples are increasingly used for diagnosing infections including Escherichia coli, Ebola virus, and Zika virus. However, extraction and concentration of nucleic acid biomarkers from urine is necessary for many molecular detection strategies such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Since urine samples typically have large volumes with dilute biomarker concentrations making them prone to false negatives, another impediment for urine-based diagnostics is the establishment of appropriate controls particularly to rule out false negatives...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258948/distal-oblique-metatarsal-osteotomy-for-hallux-valgus-deformity-a-clinical-analysis
#16
Olcay Guler, Barıs Yilmaz, Serhat Mutlu, Mehmet Halis Cerci, Nurettin Heybeli
We compared the outcomes of the distal oblique metatarsal (DOM) osteotomy, which is parallel to the articulation surface of the proximal phalanx, with those of the Chevron osteotomy and evaluated whether displacement and shortening of the first metatarsal have any effect on the incidence of metatarsalgia and patient satisfaction. Patients treated with the DOM osteotomy (n = 30) or distal Chevron osteotomy (n = 31) were evaluated retrospectively. The Chevron and DOM osteotomies both provided significant improvement in the first intermetatarsal angle (p < ...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253395/rapidly-enlarging-thyroid-mass-in-a-patient-with-history-of-multiple-cancers
#17
Halis Kaan Akturk, Robert Smallridge, John Casler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236699/impact-of-operations-and-cleaning-on-membrane-fouling-at-a-wastewater-reclamation-facility
#18
Murthy Kasi, Halis Simsek, Steve Ahlschlager, Kent Ritterman, Jim Hausauer, Jeff Hoff, Eakalak Khan
Effects of operational changes on membrane fouling were evaluated for a wastewater reclamation facility. The focuses were on addition of a coagulant (ferric chloride) versus no addition and an accidental high chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) dose. Two membrane modules with different service ages, 3 years versus 9 months, were compared. Fouling rates ranged between 2 and 3 times higher during no ferric chloride addition. Chemical cleaning frequency was reduced by approximately 5 times during ferric chloride addition for older membranes, while it did not change for newer membranes...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220214/the-epidemiology-of-alcohol-use-in-izmir-turkey-drinking-pattern-impairment-and-help-seeking
#19
Halis Ulaş, Tolga Binbay, Umut Kırlı, Hayriye Elbi, Köksal Alptekin
PURPOSE: There is no report on various patterns of alcohol drinking and related impairment, help-seeking in Turkey. We investigated the 12-month prevalence and correlates of drinking patterns and alcohol use disorders in the general population of Izmir-Turkey, with further analyses on role impairment and help-seeking. METHOD: A multi-stage clustered area probability sample of adult household residents in the Izmir Metropolitan Area was assessed using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview 2...
February 20, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217655/correlation-between-body-mass-index-and-quadrupled-hamstring-tendon-autograft-size-in-acl-reconstruction
#20
Zafer Atbaşi, Ersin Erçin, Yusuf Erdem, Tuluhan Yunus Emre, Halis Atil Atilla, Adem Parlak
PURPOSE: the aim of this study was to assess the relationship of patient weight, height and body mass index (BMI) with the size of the quadrupled hamstring tendon used in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: from patient records, we retrospectively assessed the weight, height, BMI and graft sizes of 126 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction using a quadrupled hamstring tendon autograft between January 2010 and January 2013 at our institution...
October 2016: Joints
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