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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245141/a-systematic-review-of-the-state-of-the-literature-on-sexually-exploited-boys-internationally
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Melissa Moynihan, Katherine Mitchell, Claire Pitcher, Farinaz Havaei, Max Ferguson, Elizabeth Saewyc
This systematic review assessed the current state of the literature on sexually exploited boys internationally. We aimed to describe what is known about sexual exploitation of boys, identify gaps in the literature, provide implications for practice, and make recommendations for future research. Multiple database searches were conducted using a combination of controlled vocabulary and keywords to capture child and adolescent sexual exploitation. Our search identified 11,099 unique references and excluded studies that did not include male participants less than 18 years old or disaggregate results by relevant age groups and/or by sex...
December 12, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244821/genotyping-of-mycobacterium-leprae-for-better-understanding-of-leprosy-transmission-in-fortaleza-northeastern-brazil
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Amanda N B Fontes, Luana N G C Lima, Rosa M S Mota, Rosa L F Almeida, Maria A Pontes, Heitor de S Gonçalves, Cristiane C Frota, Varalakshmi D Vissa, Patrick J Brennan, Ricardo J P S Guimaraes, Carl Kendall, Ligia R F S Kerr, Philip N Suffys
Leprosy is endemic in large part of Brazil with 28,761 new patients in 2015, the second largest number worldwide and reaches 9/10.000 in highly endemic regions and 2.7/10.000 in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará, Northeast Brazil. For better understanding of risk factors for leprosy transmission, we conducted an epidemiologic study supplemented by 17 locus VNTR and SNP 1-4 typing of Mycobacterium leprae in skin biopsy samples from new multibacillary (MB) patients diagnosed at a reference center in 2009 and 2010...
December 15, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244257/normal-reference-intervals-and-the-effects-of-sample-handling-on-dynamic-viscoelastic-coagulometry-sonoclot-in-healthy-adult-horses
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Camilla A Jamieson, Andrew S Hanzlicek, Mark E Payton, Todd C Holbrook
OBJECTIVE: To determine reference intervals and the effect of sample agitation and rest time on Sonoclot analysis in healthy adult horses. DESIGN: Original prospective study. SETTING: University veterinary medical teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Sixty healthy adult horses. INTERVENTIONS: Blood was collected for assessment of complete blood count, serum biochemical analysis, and Sonoclot analysis. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Horses were determined to be healthy based upon physical examination, CBC, and serum biochemistry analysis...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244076/reference-brain-blood-concentrations-of-citalopram-duloxetine-mirtazapine-and-sertraline
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Michael Nedahl, Sys Stybe Johansen, Kristian Linnet
Postmortem blood samples may not accurately reflect antemortem drug concentrations, as the levels of some drugs increase due to postmortem redistribution (PMR). The brain has been suggested as an alternative sampling site. The anatomically secluded site of the brain limits redistribution and prolongs the detection window, thereby enabling sampling from deceased individuals where blood is no longer suitable for analysis. We report concentrations in brain tissue and blood from 91 cases for the four antidepressants citalopram, duloxetine, mirtazapine and sertraline...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243827/one-incision-versus-two-incision-techniques-for-arthroscopically-assisted-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-adults
#5
REVIEW
Fernando C Rezende, Vinícius Y Moraes, Carlos Es Franciozi, Pedro Debieux, Marcus V Luzo, João Carlos Belloti
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are serious knee injuries that are frequently treated surgically in the form of arthroscopically assisted reconstruction with grafts from the patella or hamstrings tendons. We reviewed the evidence for the choice of arthroscopically assisted ACL reconstruction technique in terms of whether it should involve one incision (femoral tunnel drilled from inside the knee joint under arthroscopic visualisation) or two incisions (femoral tunnel drilled from outside to inside the knee joint)...
December 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242834/novel-its1-fungal-primers-for-characterization-of-the-mycobiome
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Mykhaylo Usyk, Christine P Zolnik, Hitesh Patel, Michael H Levi, Robert D Burk
Studies of the human microbiome frequently omit characterization of fungal communities (the mycobiome), which limits our ability to investigate how fungal communities influence human health. The internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) region of the eukaryotic ribosomal cluster has features allowing for wide taxonomic coverage and has been recognized as a suitable barcode region for species-level identification of fungal organisms. We developed custom ITS1 primer sets using iterative alignment refinement. Primer performance was evaluated using in silico testing and experimental testing of fungal cultures and human samples...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242403/does-pet-reconstruction-method-affect-deauville-scoring-in-lymphoma-patients
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Blandine Enilorac, Charline Lasnon, Cathy Nganoa, Christophe Fruchart, Anne Claire Gac, Gandhi Damaj, Nicolas Aide
Background: When scoring 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) with the Deauville scale (DS), the quantification of tumor and reference organs limits the problem of optical misinterpretation. Compared to conventional reconstruction algorithms, point spread function (PSF) modeling significantly increases standardized uptake values (SUVs) in tumors but only moderately in the liver, which could affect the DS. We investigated whether the choice of the reconstruction algorithm affects the DS and whether discordances affect the capability of FDG PET to stratify lymphoma patients...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242113/professionals-knowledge-attitude-and-referral-behaviour-of-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-for-hereditary-breast-and-ovarian-cancer
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J J G Gietel-Habets, C E M de Die-Smulders, V C G Tjan-Heijnen, I A P Derks-Smeets, R van Golde, E Gomez-Garcia, L A D M van Osch
Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer caused by a BRCA1/2 mutation is the most frequent indication for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in the Netherlands. The extent to which involved professionals are informed about this option, however, is unclear. The few available international studies mostly represent a limited range of professionals, and suggest that their knowledge about PGD for hereditary cancer syndromes is sparse and referral for PGD is based on limited understanding. A cross-sectional survey assessing awareness, knowledge, acceptability and PGD-referral for BRCA was completed by 188 professionals involved in the field of breast and ovarian cancer or reproduction...
December 6, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241963/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-pediatric-surgery-how-and-when-to-use
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REVIEW
Lisieux Eyer de Jesus, Alana Bandeira Martins, Pablo Baptista Oliveira, Fernanda Gomes, Thais Leve, Samuel Dekermacher
INTRODUCTION: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been widely adopted to treat laparostomy, abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) and complicated wounds associated with tissue loss. The method presents specific aspects, advantages and indications in Pediatrics. Our aim is to review the evidence available about NPWT in children. METHODS: Active search for papers about NPWT in Pediatric patients. Papers referring to orthopedic problems, wound complications after Cardiac Surgery or burns were excluded...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241881/ispor-code-of-ethics-2017-4th-edition
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Jessica Santos, Francis Palumbo, Elizabeth Molsen-David, Richard J Willke, Louise Binder, Michael Drummond, Anita Ho, William D Marder, Louise Parmenter, Gurmit Sandhu, Asrul A Shafie, David Thompson
As the leading health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) professional society, ISPOR has a responsibility to establish a uniform, harmonized international code for ethical conduct. ISPOR has updated its 2008 Code of Ethics to reflect the current research environment. This code addresses what is acceptable and unacceptable in research, from inception to the dissemination of its results. There are nine chapters: 1 - Introduction; 2 - Ethical Principles respect, beneficence and justice with reference to a non-exhaustive compilation of international, regional, and country-specific guidelines and standards; 3 - Scope HEOR definitions and how HEOR and the Code relate to other research fields; 4 - Research Design Considerations primary and secondary data related issues, e...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241698/telephone-triage-and-midwifery-a-scoping-review
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Carolyn M Bailey, Jennifer M Newton, Helen G Hall
BACKGROUND: Midwives use telephone triage to provide advice and support to childbearing women, and to manage access to maternity services. Telephone triage practises are important in the provision of accurate, timely and appropriate health care. Despite this, there has been very little research investigating this area of midwifery practice. AIM: To explore midwives and telephone triage practises; and to discuss the relevant findings for midwives managing telephone calls from women...
December 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241670/glia-and-tissue-specific-changes-in-the-kynurenine-pathway-after-treatment-of-mice-with-lipopolysaccharide-and-dexamethasone
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Carlos R Dostal, Nicolaus S Gamsby, Marcus A Lawson, Robert H McCusker
Behavioral symptoms associated with mood disorders have been intimately linked with immunological and psychological stress. Induction of immune and stress pathways is accompanied by increased tryptophan entry into the Kynurenine (Kyn) Pathway as governed by the rate-limiting enzymes indoleamine/tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenases (DO's: Ido1, Ido2, Tdo2). Indeed, elevated DO expression is associated with inflammation- and stress-related depression symptoms. Here we examined central (brain, astrocyte and microglia) and peripheral (lung, liver and spleen) DO expression in mice treated intraperitoneally with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and dexamethasone (DEX) to model the response of the Kyn Pathway to inflammation and glucocorticoids...
December 11, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241643/a-3-dimensional-approach-for-analysis-in-orthognathic-surgery-using-free-software-for-voxel-based-alignment-and-semiautomatic-measurement
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Kasper Stokbro, Torben Thygesen
PURPOSE: In orthognathic surgery, the repeatability of 3-dimensional (3D) measurements is limited by the need for manual reidentification of reference points, which can incorporate errors greater than 1 mm for every 4 repeated measurements. This report describes a semiautomatic approach to decrease the manual reidentification error. This study evaluated the repeatability of surgical outcome measurements using the semiautomatic approach. Furthermore, a step-by-step guide is provided to enable researchers and clinicians to perform the 3D analysis by themselves...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241233/hyperbaric-oxygen-in-the-treatment-of-acute-retinal-artery-occlusion
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Mark J Elder, John A Rawstron, Michael Davis
INTRODUCTION: Acute retinal artery occlusion (ARAO) is a major cause of sudden, painless visual loss, often leaving no useful vision in the affected eye. Its incidence is cited at 0.85 per 100,000 persons per year but may be higher because of under-reporting. The natural history is difficult to study, but a spontaneous resolution rate of < 1-8% for acute, non-arteritic ARAO has been cited. Occurrence in an only eye is devastating for the patient. There is currently no consensus regarding management of ARAO and little evidence to support any treatment modality...
December 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240559/fluorescence-detection-enumeration-and-characterization-of-single-circulating-cells-in-vivo-technology-applications-and-future-prospects
#15
Carolin Hartmann, Roshani Patil, Charles P Lin, Mark Niedre
There are many diseases and biological processes that involve circulating cells in the bloodstream, such as cancer metastasis, immunology, reproductive medicine, and stem cell therapies. This has driven significant interest in new technologies for the study of circulating cells in small animal research models and clinically. Most currently used methods require drawing and enriching blood samples from the body, but these suffer from a number of limitations. In contrast, 'in vivo flow cytometry' (IVFC) refers to set of technologies that allow study of cells directly in the bloodstream of the organism in vivo...
December 14, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240193/off-axis-tilt-compensation-in-common-path-digital-holographic-microscopy-based-on-hologram-rotation
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Dingnan Deng, Weijuan Qu, Wenqi He, Yu Wu, Xiaoli Liu, Xiang Peng
We present a simple and effective compensation method for the off-axis tilt in common-path digital holographic microscopy (CPDHM) by introducing a rotating operation on the hologram. The proposed method mainly requires a digital reference hologram (DRH), which is a rotated version of the original one; it is assumed to be easy to obtain by rotating the specimen's hologram 180°. In this way, the off-axis tilt could be removed by subtracting the retrieved phase of DRH from the retrieved phase of the original hologram, but without any complex spectrum centering judgment, fitting procedures, or prior knowledge of the system...
December 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239963/in-vitro-evaluation-of-a-novel-image-processing-device-to-estimate-surgical-blood-loss-in-suction-canisters
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Gerhardt Konig, Jonathan H Waters, Eric Hsieh, Bridget Philip, Vicki Ting, Gaurav Abbi, Mazyar Javidroozi, Griffeth W Tully, Gregg Adams
BACKGROUND: Clinicians are tasked with monitoring surgical blood loss. Unfortunately, there is no reliable method available to assure an accurate result. Most blood lost during surgery ends up on surgical sponges and within suction canisters. A novel Food and Drug Administration-cleared device (Triton system; Gauss Surgical, Inc, Los Altos, CA) to measure the amount of blood present on sponges using computer image analysis has been previously described. This study reports on performance of a complementary Food and Drug Administration-cleared device (Triton Canister System; Gauss Surgical, Inc, Los Altos, CA) that uses similar image analysis to measure the amount of blood in suction canisters...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239951/the-clinical-utility-of-noninvasive-pulse-co-oximetry-hemoglobin-measurements-in-dark-skinned-critically-ill-patients
#18
Susan M Murphy, Shahed Omar
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of this study was to assess the clinical usefulness of a point-of-care device which measures hemoglobin noninvasively (SpHb) in a group of critically ill participants with dark skin pigmentation. METHODS: One hundred forty-six adult and pediatric participants from a multidisciplinary intensive care unit had intermittent readings of noninvasive hemoglobin measurements performed at a minimum of 4 hourly intervals. A total of 371 readings were analyzed...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239938/latest-advances-in-ultrasound-assessment-of-salivary-glands-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
#19
María Victoria Martire, María Lida Santiago, Tomas Cazenave, Marwin Gutierrez
OBJECTIVE: There are different imaging techniques to assess the parotid glands (i.e., sialography, salivary gland scintigraphy) in patients with Sjögren syndrome (SS). However, their use is limited by the invasive character or high cost. Ultrasound (US) is gaining interest by rheumatologists as a complementary diagnostic tool for SS. To date, there is an increasing body of evidence supporting its sensitivity in the assessment of salivary glands in SS. The aim of our study was to analyze the potential role of US as a diagnostic and prognostic tool in SS and to discuss existing evidence to support its application use...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239833/diagnostic-utility-of-3t-lung-mri-in-children-with-interstitial-lung-disease-a-prospective-pilot-study
#20
Kushaljit Singh Sodhi, Madhurima Sharma, Edward Y Lee, Akshay Kumar Saxena, Joseph L Mathew, Meenu Singh, Niranjan Khandelwal
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the diagnostic utility of 3-tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of lungs in the detection of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve children (mean: 8.5 years, range: 4-12 years) with ILD were consecutively enrolled in this prospective study. HRCT and 3T lung MRI were performed in all patients within 2 days of each other. The sensitivity, the specificity, the positive predictive value, and the negative predictive value of detecting lung abnormalities related to ILD with 3T lung MRI were calculated, with high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) as a standard of reference...
November 24, 2017: Academic Radiology
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