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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244604/lateral-rhinostomy-for-treatment-of-severe-chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-two-rabbits
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Louden Wright, Christoph Mans
CASE DESCRIPTION 2 client-owned rabbits were evaluated for signs of chronic upper respiratory tract disease. CLINICAL FINDINGS Clinical signs had been present for 3 weeks and 4 years and included mucopurulent nasal discharge, right-sided maxillary swelling, recurrent dacryocystitis, and intermittent sneezing. One rabbit had been treated with nasolacrimal duct lavage and topical and systemic antimicrobial administration without resolution of clinical signs. Results of CT of the head in both cases indicated severe rhinosinusitis...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244141/telavancin-for-refractory-mrsa-bacteraemia-in-intermittent-haemodialysis-recipients
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Nicholas S Britt, Samad Tirmizi, David J Ritchie, Jeffrey E Topal, Dayna McManus, Victor Nizet, Ed Casabar, George Sakoulas
Background: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring intermittent haemodialysis (IHD) are at high risk of MRSA bacteraemia (MRSA-B) and often fail first-line therapy. The safety, effectiveness and optimal dosing of telavancin for MRSA-B in this patient population are unclear. Objectives: We aimed to describe clinical outcomes of telavancin in the treatment of refractory MRSA-B in patients with ESRD requiring IHD. Patients and methods: This was a retrospective study of hospitalized patients at two tertiary care academic medical centres with recurrent or persistent (≥3 days) MRSA-B treated with telavancin monotherapy...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244034/rehabilitation-nurses-knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviors-for-preventing-urinary-tract-infections-from-intermittent-catheterization
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Tenzin Dawa, Mary Randolph, Penelope Moyers, Patricia Finch Guthrie, Brenda Frie, Debra Filer
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to develop and examine the reliability of a survey to assess knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB) of rehabilitation nurses for preventing urinary tract infections in persons requiring intermittent catheterization. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey with principal component analysis. METHODS: Survey development and administration based on national guidelines. FINDINGS: Principal component analysis produced three reliable components of KAB explaining 54...
December 13, 2017: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243151/improving-a-compact-biofilm-reactor-to-realize-efficient-nitrogen-removal-performance-step-feed-intermittent-aeration-and-immobilization-technique
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Ming Zeng, Jie Hu, Denghui Wang, Hongting Wang, Yaochen Wang, Nan Wu, Zongpeng Zhang, Chang Wang
Purifying tank as a compact biofilm reactor has been widely used to remove organic matter in rural sewage, but its potential for nitrogen removal is rare to be discussed. This study developed a lab-scale compact biofilm reactor to realize an efficient nitrogen removal performance by step-feed, intermittent aeration, and immobilization technique. The results show that an efficient simultaneous nitrification and denitrification (SND) process took place by feeding with synthetic wastewater under high C/N ratio of 2 and with real sewage as well, mainly due to the step-feed...
December 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242996/personalized%C3%A2-health-monitoring%C3%A2-system-for-managing-well-being-in-rural-areas
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Prema Nedungadi, Akshay Jayakumar, Raghu Raman
Rural India lacks easy access to health practitioners and medical centers, depending instead on community health workers. In these areas, common ailments that are easy to manage with medicines, often lead to medical escalations and even fatalities due to lack of awareness and delayed diagnosis. The introduction of wearable health devices has made it easier to monitor health conditions and to connect doctors and patients in urban areas. However, existing initiatives have not succeeded in providing adequate health monitoring to rural and low-literate patients, as current methods are expensive, require consistent connectivity and expect literate users...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242263/temporal-trajectories-of-novel-object-recognition-performance-in-mice-exposed-to-intermittent-hypoxia
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David Gozal, Abdelnaby Khalyfa, Zhuanghong Qiao, Isaac Almendros, Ramon Farré
Intermittent hypoxia is one of the major perturbations of sleep-disordered breathing and has been causally implicated in neurocognitive deficits. However, the reversibility of such deficits is unclear.Male C57BL/6J mice were exposed to either intermittent hypoxia or room air for 3-240 days, and then half were randomly selected and allowed to recover in normoxic conditions for the same duration of the previous exposure. A novel object recognition (NOR) test was performed.NOR performance was stable over time in room air...
December 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242143/increased-ratio-of-pollock-roe-specific-ige-to-salmon-roe-specific-ige-levels-is-associated-with-a-positive-reaction-to-cooked-pollock-roe-oral-food-challenge
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Eishi Makita, Noriyuki Yanagida, Sakura Sato, Tomoyuki Asaumi, Motohiro Ebisawa
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis and immediate-type fish roe allergies have been reported worldwide, and, in Japan, fish roe is the sixth most common food allergen. No oral food challenges (OFCs) have used pollock roe (PR), which is reported to have high cross-reactivity with salmon roe (SR). Therefore, we administered an OFC using cooked PR to evaluate PR- and SR-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels and allergic reactions in patients with PR sensitivity. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluating patient characteristics and responses to OFCs was conducted with 10-20 g of cooked PR, between April 2006 and November 2016...
December 11, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241929/fertility-outcomes-following-pelvic-embolization-in-women-with-acquired-uterine-arteriovenous-malformation
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Cheng-Yu Ho, Kok-Min Seow, Lee-Wen Huang, Yieh-Loong Tsai
OBJECTIVE: Acquired uterine arteriovenous malformation (UAVM) is a rare, life-threatening disease. Angiography with uterine arterial embolization (UAE) is the diagnostic tool and a choice of fertility-sparing treatment. Here, we present a series of five successful pregnancies after embolization of UAVM. CASE REPORTS: Three reproductive aged women were treated for UAVM, resulting in five successful pregnancies. Their past history suggested that three cases had had previous uterine procedures, including second trimester abortion and elective dilatation and curettage...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241821/isoniazid-and-rifampicin-concentrations-in-children-with-tuberculosis-on-either-daily-or-intermittent-regimen-implications-for-the-revised-rntcp-2012-doses-in-india
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Jaya Ranjalkar, Sumith K Mathew, Valsan Philip Verghese, Anuradha Bose, Winsley Rose, Dulari Gupta, Denise H Fleming, Binu Susan Mathew
BACKGROUND: Sub-optimal plasma drug concentrations of Anti-Tubercular Therapy (ATT) could lead to delayed response and emergence of acquired drug-resistance. OBJECTIVES: To determine and compare the plasma concentrations of isoniazid and rifampicin in children treated for tuberculosis (TB) on daily or intermittent ATT regimen. To study the effect of the exposure of isoniazid and rifampicin on clinical outcome at the end of therapy. METHODS: Forty-one children aged 2 to 16 years, initiated on either daily or three-times a week (intermittent) ATT regimen were recruited into the study...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241688/event-triggered-containment-control-for-second-order-multi-agent-systems-with-sampled-position-data
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Hong Xia, Wei Xing Zheng, Jinliang Shao
This paper is concerned with the problem of event-triggered containment control for second-order multi-agent systems with sampled position data. First, a distributed event-triggered containment control protocol is designed, which utilizes the sampled position data only and allows the event-triggering condition to be intermittently examined at constant sampling instants. Then, based on the algebraic graph theory and matrix theory, a sufficient condition on the communication topology, the controller gains, and the sampling period is derived so as to achieve containment control...
December 11, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241452/pancreatic-schwannoma-a-case-report-and-an-updated-40-year-review-of-the-literature-yielding-68-cases
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Yuntong Ma, Bingqi Shen, Yingmei Jia, Yanji Luo, Yisu Tian, Zhi Dong, Wei Chen, Zi-Ping Li, Shi-Ting Feng
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic schwannoma is a rare tumor. Preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic schwannoma is challenging due to its tendency to mimic other lesions of the pancreas. We describe a case of pancreatic schwannoma and present a review of the cases currently reported in the English literature to identify characteristics of pancreatic schwannoma on imaging. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old male presented with a history of intermittent periumbilical abdominal pain and lower back pain for 1 week...
December 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241127/high-strength-n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone-containing-process-wastewater-treatment-using-sequencing-batch-reactor-and-membrane-bioreactor-a-feasibility-study
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Chun Heng Loh, Bing Wu, Liya Ge, Chaozhi Pan, Rong Wang
N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) is widely used as a solvent in polymeric membrane fabrication process, its elimination from the process wastewater (normally at a high concentration > 1000 mg/L) prior to discharge is essential because of environmental concern. This study investigated the feasibility of treating high-strength NMP-containing process wastewater in a sequencing batch reactor (SBR; i.e., batch feeding and intermittent aerobic/anoxic condition) and a membrane bioreactor (MBR; i.e., continuous feeding and aeration), respectively...
December 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240979/brief-exposures-to-the-taste-of-ethanol-and-quinine-promote-subsequent-acceptance-of-ethanol-in-a-paradigm-that-minimizes-post-ingestive-consequences
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Gregory C Loney, Paul J Meyer
BACKGROUND: Aversion to the orosensory properties of concentrated ethanol solutions is often cited as a primary barrier to initiation of drinking and may contribute to abstention. These aversive properties include gustatory processes which encompass both bitter-like taste qualities and trigeminal-mediated irritation. Chronic-intermittent ethanol access (CIA) results in substantial and persistent increases in ethanol consumption, but the degree to which this facilitation involves sensory responding to ethanol and other bitter stimuli is currently undetermined...
December 14, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240030/a-case-of-familial-mediterranean-fever-having-intermittent-leukopenia
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Ilke Beyitler, Salih Kavukcu
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a genetically inherited autoinflammatory disorder characterized by inflammatory attacks and may result in amyloidosis as a severe complication. Elevation of acute phase reactants, including leukocytosis, is seen during attack periods. Here we describe a 13-year-old female patient with a very rare clinical presentation of FMF, who would experience FMF attacks when she did not regularly take her colchicine. During these attacks she had leukopenia and neutropenia instead of leukocytosis...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239951/the-clinical-utility-of-noninvasive-pulse-co-oximetry-hemoglobin-measurements-in-dark-skinned-critically-ill-patients
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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/29239841/totally-intra-corporeal-pringle-maneuver-during-laparoscopic-liver-resection
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Andrea Laurenzi, Daniel Cherqui, Rodrigo Figueroa, René Adam, Eric Vibert, Antonio Sa Cunha
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic resection has gained a significant place in liver surgery. As in open liver resection, bleeding control during hepatic transection remains a major issue and it represents the main reason for conversion to laparotomy. Pringle maneuver (PM) remains the standard inflow occlusion technique and a specific step-by-step description of totally intracorporeal laparoscopic PM is described. METHODS: The technique includes placement of a tape around the hepatoduodenal which is then passed through a plastic drain...
November 24, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239723/intermittent-ca2-signals-mediated-by-orai1-regulate-basal-t-cell-motility
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Tobias X Dong, Shivashankar Othy, Milton L Greenberg, Amit Jairaman, Chijioke Akunwafo, Sabrina Leverrier, Ying Yu, Ian Parker, Joseph L Dynes, Michael D Cahalan
Ca2+ influx through Orai1 channels is crucial for several T cell functions, but a role in regulating basal cellular motility has not been described. Here we show that inhibition of Orai1 channel activity increases average cell velocities by reducing the frequency of pauses in human T cells migrating through confined spaces, even in the absence of extrinsic cell contacts or antigen recognition. Utilizing a novel ratiometric genetically encoded cytosolic Ca2+ indicator, Salsa6f, which permits real-time monitoring of cytosolic Ca2+ along with cell motility, we show that spontaneous pauses during T cell motility in vitro and in vivo coincide with episodes of cytosolic Ca2+ signaling...
December 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239149/agreement-between-ccnexfin-co-trek-cardiac-output-and-intermittent-cold-bolus-pulmonary-thermodilution-in-a-prospective-multi-centre-study
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Nicolaas H Sperna Weiland, Jim W de Wever, Yoni van Duivenvoorde, Christa Boer, Ludmil Mitrev, Muhammad Muntazar, Kinjal Patel, Markus W Hollmann, Benedikt Preckel
BACKGROUND: The ccNexfin system uses the CO-trek algorithm to analyse a non-invasively obtained arterial pressure waveform and calculate cardiac output (NEXCO). It remains matter of debate whether NEXCO can replace invasive, pulmonary artery catheter derived, cold-bolus pulmonary thermodilution cardiac output measurement (PACCO). This study aimed at testing NEXCO-PACCO agreement in a large sample size, multi-centre study. We hypothesized that agreement between NEXCO and PACCO would be demonstrated by a mean accuracy (bias) < 0...
December 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238738/sociodemographic-characteristics-health-literacy-and-care-compliance-in-families-with-spina-bifida
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Jennifer Cooper, Deena Chisolm, Daryl J McLeod
Children with spina bifida experience varying rates of disease complications and health system overutilization. Data on sociodemographics, urinary tract infection, clean intermittent catheterization, and health system utilization were collected from caregiver-patient dyads. Newest Vital Sign (NVS) and Brief Health Literacy Screen (BRIEF) were administered to evaluate health literacy (HL). In total, 105 dyads completed enrolment with 24.8% versus 12.4% of caregivers scoring poor/marginal on the NVS and BRIEF, respectively...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238579/acute-abdomen-with-a-misleading-clinical-entity
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Jitendra Singh Nigam, Pushpanjali Ojha, Chitrawati Bal Gargade, Archana Hemant Deshpande
Massive ovarian edema is a rare, non-neoplastic solid tumor-like lesion. It results from compromised venous and lymphatic drainage due to partial or intermittent torsion of ovarian pedicle. Pain, distension or abdominal mass, menstrual irregularities, infertility and hormone-related symptoms can be the clinical presentation. We report a case of massive ovarian edema in a 28-year-old female who presented with acute pain abdomen. She was diagnosed clinico-radiologically with solid ovarian tumor and massive ovarian edema on histology...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
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