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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087239/on-going-mechanical-damage-from-mastication-drives-homeostatic-th17-cell-responses-at-the-oral-barrier
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Nicolas Dutzan, Loreto Abusleme, Hayley Bridgeman, Teresa Greenwell-Wild, Tamsin Zangerle-Murray, Mark E Fife, Nicolas Bouladoux, Holly Linley, Laurie Brenchley, Kelly Wemyss, Gloria Calderon, Bo-Young Hong, Timothy J Break, Dawn M E Bowdish, Michail S Lionakis, Simon A Jones, Giorgio Trinchieri, Patricia I Diaz, Yasmine Belkaid, Joanne E Konkel, Niki M Moutsopoulos
Immuno-surveillance networks operating at barrier sites are tuned by local tissue cues to ensure effective immunity. Site-specific commensal bacteria provide key signals ensuring host defense in the skin and gut. However, how the oral microbiome and tissue-specific signals balance immunity and regulation at the gingiva, a key oral barrier, remains minimally explored. In contrast to the skin and gut, we demonstrate that gingiva-resident T helper 17 (Th17) cells developed via a commensal colonization-independent mechanism...
January 6, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052576/pre-operative-oral-nutritional-supplementation-with-dietary-advice-versus-dietary-advice-alone-in-weight-losing-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sorrel T Burden, Debra J Gibson, Simon Lal, James Hill, Mark Pilling, Mattias Soop, Aswatha Ramesh, Chris Todd
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative weight loss has been consistently associated with increased post-operative morbidity. The study aims to determine if pre-operative oral nutritional supplements (ONSs) with dietary advice reduce post-operative complications. METHODS: Single-blinded randomized controlled trial. People with colorectal cancer scheduled for surgery with pre-operative weight loss >1 kg/3-6 months were randomized by using stratified blocks (1:1 ratio) in six hospitals (1 November 2013-28 February 2015)...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045236/usefulness-of-a-ct-guided-hookwire-marking-in-laparoscopic-partial-hepatectomy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-invisible-on-ultrasonography
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Kazuteru Monden, Hiroshi Sadamori, Masayoshi Hioki, Kanyu Nakano, Shinya Asami, Satoshi Ohno, Kyo Sasaki, Toru Ueki, Kazuhisa Yabushita, Mayu Uka, Tsuyoshi Hyodo, Kousaku Sakaguchi, Norihisa Takakura
INTRODUCTION: The intra-operative detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by ultrasonography is indispensable for laparoscopic partial hepatectomy. However, it is occasionally difficult to localize an HCC on an ultrasound in chronic liver disease. Two cases of partial hepatectomy using hookwire marking under CT guidance are presented. MATERIALS AND SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: The location of the HCC was identified by CT scan, and the puncture site was determined. A hookwire system, made of a stainless steel hook, was used to localize the HCC...
February 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043227/influenza-epidemiology-in-patients-admitted-to-sentinel-australian-hospitals-in-2015-the-influenza-complications-alert-network
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Allen C Cheng, Mark Holmes, Dominic E Dwyer, Louis B Irving, Tony M Korman, Sanjaya Senenayake, Kristine K Macartney, Christopher C Blyth, Simon Brown, Grant Waterer, Robert Hewer, N Deborah Friedman, Peter A Wark, Graham Simpson, John Upham, Simon D Bowler, Albert Lessing, Tom Kotsimbos, Paul M Kelly
The Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN) is a sentinel hospital-based surveillance program that operates at sites in all states and territories in Australia. This report summarises the epidemiology of hospitalisations with laboratory-confirmed influenza during the 2015 influenza season. In this observational study, cases were defined as patients admitted to one of the sentinel hospitals with an acute respiratory illness with influenza confirmed by nucleic acid detection. During the period 1 April to 30 October 2015 (the 2015 influenza season), 2,070 patients were admitted with confirmed influenza to one of 17 FluCAN sentinel hospitals...
December 24, 2016: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042822/enduring-sexually-dimorphic-impact-of-in-utero-exposure-to-elevated-levels-of-glucocorticoids-on-midbrain-dopaminergic-populations
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Glenda E Gillies, Kanwar Virdee, Ilse Pienaar, Felwah Al-Zaid, Jeffrey W Dalley
Glucocorticoid hormones (GCs) released from the fetal/maternal glands during late gestation are required for normal development of mammalian organs and tissues. Accordingly, synthetic glucocorticoids have proven to be invaluable in perinatal medicine where they are widely used to accelerate fetal lung maturation when there is risk of pre-term birth and to promote infant survival. However, clinical and pre-clinical studies have demonstrated that inappropriate exposure of the developing brain to elevated levels of GCs, either as a result of clinical over-use or after stress-induced activation of the fetal/maternal adrenal cortex, is linked with significant effects on brain structure, neurological function and behaviour in later life...
December 30, 2016: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041694/spatial-and-temporal-analogies-in-microbial-communities-in-natural-drinking-water-biofilms
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I Douterelo, M Jackson, C Solomon, J Boxall
Biofilms are ubiquitous throughout drinking water distribution systems (DWDS), playing central roles in system performance and delivery of safe clean drinking water. However, little is known about how the interaction of abiotic and biotic factors influence the microbial communities of these biofilms in real systems. Results are presented here from a one-year study using in situ sampling devices installed in two operational systems supplied with different source waters. Independently of the characteristics of the incoming water and marked differences in hydraulic conditions between sites and over time, a core bacterial community was observed in all samples suggesting that internal factors (autogenic) are central in shaping biofilm formation and composition...
December 29, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039550/application-of-a-three-dimensional-graft-of-autologous-osteodifferentiated-adipose-stem-cells-in-patients-undergoing-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-clinical-proof-of-concept
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E Fomekong, D Dufrane, B Vande Berg, W André, N Aouassar, S Veriter, C Raftopoulos
BACKGROUND: The authors applied a scaffold-free osteogenic three-dimensional (3D) graft made of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AMSCs) in patients undergoing minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF). METHODS: Three patients (two patients and one patient with 1 and 2 levels, respectively) with degenerative spondylolisthesis underwent MI-TLIF with 3D graft made of AMSCs. To obtain the AMSCs, fatty tissue was collected from the abdomen by lipoaspiration and differentiated afterwards in our Cell/Tissue bank...
December 30, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013559/key-factors-influencing-the-incidence-of-hemolysis-a-critical-appraisal-of-current-evidence
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Euan James McCaughey, Elia Vecellio, Rebecca Lake, Ling Li, Leslie Burnett, Douglas Chesher, Stephen Braye, Mark Mackay, Stephanie Gay, Tony Badrick, Johanna Westbrook, Andrew Georgiou
Hemolysis is a leading cause of pre-analytical laboratory errors. The identification of contributing factors is an important step towards the development of effective practices to reduce and prevent hemolysis. We performed a review of PUBMED, Embase, Medline and CINAHL to identify articles published between January 2000 and August 2016 that identified factors influencing in vitro hemolysis rates. The 40 studies included in this review provide excellent evidence that hemolysis rates are higher in Emergency Departments (EDs), for non-antecubital draws, for specimens drawn using an intravenous catheter compared to venipuncture and for samples transported by pneumatic tube compared to by hand...
December 26, 2016: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012705/methodology-for-analyzing-environmental-quality-indicators-in-a-dynamic-operating-room-environment
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Thomas Gormley, Troy A Markel, Howard W Jones, Jennifer Wagner, Damon Greely, James H Clarke, Mark Abkowitz, John Ostojic
BACKGROUND: Sufficient quantities of quality air and controlled, unidirectional flow are important elements in providing a safe building environment for operating rooms. METHODS: To make dynamic assessments of an operating room environment, a validated method of testing the multiple factors influencing the air quality in health care settings needed to be constructed. These include the following: temperature, humidity, particle load, number of microbial contaminants, pressurization, air velocity, and air distribution...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012514/school-entry-level-tele-hearing-screening-in-a-town-in-south-india-lessons-learnt
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Saleth D Monica, Vidya Ramkumar, Mark Krumm, Nitya Raman, Roopa Nagarajan, Lakshmi Venkatesh
INTRODUCTION: School screening is warranted in developing countries that do not have newborn hearing screening as schools provide access to a large number of young children between 3 and 5 years of age. Due to scarcity of technical manpower and equipment, hearing screening programs are not often conducted in developing countries. In these circumstances, telehealth services appear to be a reasonable solution. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of school hearing screening using telehealth technology operated by a practitioner located 400 kms away at a distant hospital...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005348/ultrahigh-vacuum-tip-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
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Eric A Pozzi, Guillaume Goubert, Naihao Chiang, Nan Jiang, Craig T Chapman, Michael O McAnally, Anne-Isabelle Henry, Tamar Seideman, George C Schatz, Mark C Hersam, Richard P Van Duyne
Molecule-surface interactions and processes are at the heart of many technologies, including heterogeneous catalysis, organic photovoltaics, and nanoelectronics, yet they are rarely well understood at the molecular level. Given the inhomogeneous nature of surfaces, molecular properties often vary among individual surface sites, information that is lost in ensemble-averaged techniques. In order to access such site-resolved behavior, a technique must possess lateral resolution comparable to the size of surface sites under study, analytical power capable of examining chemical properties, and single-molecule sensitivity...
December 22, 2016: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994774/does-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-minimize-surgical-site-infections
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Arvind Gopalrao Kulkarni, Ravish Shammi Patel, Shumayou Dutta
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) in minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) in a cohort of patients and compare with available historical data on SSI in open spinal surgery cohorts, and to evaluate additional direct costs incurred due to SSI. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: SSI can lead to prolonged antibiotic therapy, extended hospitalization, repeated operations, and implant removal...
December 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993051/a-portable-and-autonomous-mass-spectrometric-system-for-on-site-environmental-gas-analysis
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Matthias S Brennwald, Mark Schmidt, Julian Oser, Rolf Kipfer
We developed a portable mass spectrometric system ("miniRuedi") for quantificaton of the partial pressures of He, Ne (in dry gas), Ar, Kr, N2, O2, CO2, and CH4 in gaseous and aqueous matrices in environmental systems with an analytical uncertainty of 1-3%. The miniRuedi does not require any purification or other preparation of the sampled gases and therefore allows maintenance-free and autonomous operation. The apparatus is most suitable for on-site gas analysis during field work and at remote locations due to its small size (60 cm × 40 cm × 14 cm), low weight (13 kg), and low power consumption (50 W)...
December 20, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984451/clavicular-re-fracture-at-the-site-of-angular-malunion-in-young-athletes
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Matthew J Furey, Radovan Zdero, Michael D McKee
OBJECTIVE: The treatment of mid-shaft clavicle fractures has, in the last two decades, shifted markedly towards operative management. Prospective trials have defined accepted clinical and radiographic indications for the surgical management of clavicle fractures. This report documents three cases of clinically united angular malunion of the mid-shaft clavicle in young athletes that subsequently refractured to highlight angular deformity in the absence of displacement as a potential indication for surgical fixation...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982133/identifying-ultrasensitive-hgf-dose-response-functions-in-a-3d-mammalian-system-for-synthetic-morphogenesis
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Vivek Raj Senthivel, Marc Sturrock, Gabriel Piedrafita, Mark Isalan
Nonlinear responses to signals are widespread natural phenomena that affect various cellular processes. Nonlinearity can be a desirable characteristic for engineering living organisms because it can lead to more switch-like responses, similar to those underlying the wiring in electronics. Steeper functions are described as ultrasensitive, and can be applied in synthetic biology by using various techniques including receptor decoys, multiple co-operative binding sites, and sequential positive feedbacks. Here, we explore the inherent non-linearity of a biological signaling system to identify functions that can potentially be exploited using cell genome engineering...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981651/mr-spectroscopy-of-breast-cancer-for-assessing-early-treatment-response-results-from-the-acrin-6657-mrs-trial
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Patrick J Bolan, Eunhee Kim, Benjamin A Herman, Gillian M Newstead, Mark A Rosen, Mitchell D Schnall, Etta D Pisano, Paul T Weatherall, Elizabeth A Morris, Constance D Lehman, Michael Garwood, Michael T Nelson, Douglas Yee, Sandra M Polin, Laura J Esserman, Constantine A Gatsonis, Gregory J Metzger, David C Newitt, Savannah C Partridge, Nola M Hylton
PURPOSE: To estimate the accuracy of predicting response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in patients with locally advanced breast cancer using MR spectroscopy (MRS) measurements made very early in treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant protocol was approved by the American College of Radiology and local-site institutional review boards. One hundred nineteen women with invasive breast cancer of ≥3 cm undergoing NACT were enrolled between September 2007 and April 2010...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955872/laparoscopic-versus-open-repair-of-perforated-peptic-ulcer-improving-outcomes-utilizing-a-standardized-technique
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Sze Li Siow, Hans Alexander Mahendran, Chee Ming Wong, Mark Hardin, Tien Loong Luk
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of patients who underwent laparoscopic and open repair of perforated peptic ulcers (PPUs) at our institution. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of a prospectively collected database of patients who underwent emergency laparoscopic or open repair for PPU between December 2010 and February 2014. RESULTS: A total of 131 patients underwent emergency repair for PPU (laparoscopic repair, n=63, 48...
December 7, 2016: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931354/lonza-error-prevention-system-eps-changing-human-performance-in-pharmaceutical-operations
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Kerstin Bodmann, Constanze Reinhard, Michael Mdler, Kevin Tinson, Mark Johnson
Errors are a part of life. With human errors accounting for approximately 50% of quality incidents and related problems within the pharmaceutical industry, the need to improve human performance in manufacturing operations is obvious. The purpose of this article is to describe error-proofing ways of structuring and writing knowledge documents, procedures, batch records, as well as practices for structuring, conducting, and documenting training to assure competence. These practices are recommended for adoption to shift the current 'training for compliance' paradigm to a 'training for competence' paradigm...
September 2016: Chimia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920582/surgeons-early-experience-with-the-acessa%C3%A2-procedure-gaining-proficiency-with-new-technology
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Kelli M Braun, Mark Sheridan, Erin Z Latif, Lexy Regush, Anet Maksymowicz, Laura Weins, Mohamed A Bedaiwy, Nerissa Tyson, Marilyn J Davidson, Barry H Sanders
PURPOSE: Successful adoption of a new surgical procedure varies among practicing surgeons, and skill acquisition depends on the surgeon's innate ability, the complexity of the technique, and training. We report intraoperative and near-term postoperative outcomes from the Acessa procedure conducted by minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons new to Acessa, and report the surgeons' experiences during the training period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was designed as a postmarket, prospective, single-arm, multicenter analysis of operative and early postoperative outcomes after proctored surgical training with the Acessa device and procedure (laparoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation of symptomatic fibroids) in premenopausal, menstruating women as conducted in community and university hospitals in the USA and Canada...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917662/validating-a-benchmarking-tool-for-audit-of-early-outcomes-after-operations-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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D Tighe, I Sassoon, M McGurk
INTRODUCTION In 2013 all UK surgical specialties, with the exception of head and neck surgery, published outcome data adjusted for case mix for indicator operations. This paper reports a pilot study to validate a previously published risk adjustment score on patients from separate UK cancer centres. METHODS A case note audit was performed of 1,075 patients undergoing 1,218 operations for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma under general anaesthesia in 4 surgical centres. A logistic regression equation predicting for all complications, previously validated internally at sites A-C, was tested on a fourth external validation sample (site D, 172 operations) using receiver operating characteristic curves, Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness of fit analysis and Brier scores...
December 5, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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