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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330009/the-almanach-project-preliminary-results-and-potentiality-from-afghanistan
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A Bernasconi, F Crabbé, R Rossi, I Qani, A Vanobberghen, M Raab, S Du Mortier
INTRODUCTION: ALMANACH (ALgorithms for the MANagement of Acute CHildhood illnesses) is an electronic version of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) running on tablets. ALMANACH enhances its concept, it integrates well into health staff's daily consultation work and facilitates diagnosis and treatment. ALMANACH informs when to refer a child or to perform a rapid diagnostic test (RDT), recommends the right treatment dosage and synchronizes collected data real time with a Health Management Information System (DHIS2) for epidemiological evaluation and decision making...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326182/variations-in-childbirth-interventions-in-high-income-countries-protocol-for-a-multinational-cross-sectional-study
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Anna Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, Ank de Jonge, Thomas van den Akker, Katrien Beeckman, Annick Bogaerts, Monalisa Barros, Patricia Janssen, Lorena Binfa, Eva Rydahl, Lucy Frith, Mechthild Gross, Berglind Hálfdánsdóttir, Deirdre Daly, Jean Calleja-Agius, Patricia Gillen, Anne Britt Vika Nilsen, Eugene Declercq
INTRODUCTION: There are growing concerns about the increase in rates of commonly used childbirth interventions. When indicated, childbirth interventions are crucial for preventing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, but their routine use in healthy women and children leads to avoidable maternal and neonatal harm. Establishing ideal rates of interventions can be challenging. This study aims to describe the range of variations in the use of commonly used childbirth interventions in high-income countries around the world, and in outcomes in nulliparous and multiparous women...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325595/mortality-impact-of-an-increased-blood-glucose-cut-off-level-for-hypoglycaemia-treatment-in-severely-sick-children-in-malawi-sugarfact-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Tim Baker, Queen Dube, Josephine Langton, Helena Hildenwall
BACKGROUND: Mortality in children remains high in sub-Saharan African hospitals. While antimalarial drugs, antibiotics and other definitive treatments are well understood, the role of emergency care with supportive therapies, such as maintaining normal glucose and electrolyte balances, has been given limited attention. Hypoglycaemia is common in children admitted to hospital in low-income settings. The current definition of hypoglycaemia is a blood glucose level < 2.5 mmol/L in a well-nourished child...
January 11, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325009/efficient-generation-of-complete-sequences-of-mdr-encoding-plasmids-by-rapid-assembly-of-minion-barcoding-sequencing-data
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Ruichao Li, Miaomiao Xie, Ning Dong, Dachuan Lin, Xuemei Yang, Marcus Ho Yin Wong, Edward Wai-Chi Chan, Sheng Chen
Background: Multidrug resistance (MDR)-encoding plasmids are considered major molecular vehicles responsible for transmission of antibiotic resistance genes among bacteria of the same or different species. Delineating the complete sequences of such plasmids could provide valuable insight into the evolution and transmission mechanisms underlying bacterial antibiotic resistance development. However, due to the presence of multiple repeats of mobile elements, complete sequencing of MDR plasmids remains technically complicated, expensive and time-consuming...
January 9, 2018: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324209/using-process-improvement-tools-to-improve-the-care-of-patients-with-neutropenic-fever-in-the-emergency-room
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Avantika Dang, Lauren N Gjolaj, Myka Whitman, Gustavo Fernandez
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to improve the care of patients with neutropenic fever in an academic acute care hospital's emergency room (ER). METHODS: Using the define, measure, analyze, improve, control method, a two-phase project with three critical to quality metrics (reduction in time to antibiotic administration, increase in percentage of patients with neutropenic fever identified as an oncology emergency, and increase in patients cohorted on oncology units) was completed...
January 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320984/prevalence-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-uropathogens-from-cases-of-urinary-tract-infections-uti-in-shashemene-referral-hospital-ethiopia
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Wubalem Desta Seifu, Alemayehu Desalegn Gebissa
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) remains to be one of the most common infectious diseases diagnosed in developing countries. And a widespread use of antibiotics against uropathogens has led to the emergence of antibiotic resistant species. A laboratory based cross-sectional survey was conducted in Shashemene referral hospital to determine the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of uropathogens. METHODS: We have collected 384 clean catch mid-stream urine samples from all suspected UTI outpatients using sterile screw capped container...
January 10, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320762/corrected-and-republished-from-identification-of-peptidoglycan-hydrolase-constructs-with-synergistic-staphylolytic-activity-in-cow-s-milk
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Carolin T Verbree, Steven M Dätwyler, Susanne Meile, Fritz Eichenseher, David M Donovan, Martin J Loessner, Mathias Schmelcher
Peptidoglycan hydrolases (PGHs) have been suggested as novel therapeutics for the treatment of bovine mastitis. However, activity in the presence of cow's milk is an important requirement for drugs administered into the bovine udder. We have used a microtiter plate-based protocol to screen a library of >170 recombinant PGHs, including engineered bacteriophage endolysins, for enzymes with activity against Staphylococcus aureus in milk. Eight suitable PGH constructs were identified by this approach, and their efficacies against S...
January 1, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319209/effectiveness-of-antibacterial-prophylaxis-during-induction-chemotherapy-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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M L Sulis, T M Blonquist, K E Stevenson, S K Hunt, S Kay-Green, U H Athale, L A Clavell, P D Cole, K M Kelly, C Laverdiere, J M Leclerc, B Michon, M A Schorin, J G Welch, D S Neuberg, S E Sallan, L B Silverman
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients receiving induction chemotherapy for newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are at high risk of developing life-threatening infections. We investigated whether uniform antibacterial guidelines, including mandatory antibacterial prophylaxis in afebrile patients during induction, decreases the incidence of microbiologically documented bacteremia. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 230 patients with newly diagnosed ALL (aged 1-21) were enrolled on Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL Consortium Protocol 11-001 (DFCI 11-001)...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318727/transformation-of-diplonema-papillatum-the-type-species-of-the-highly-diverse-and-abundant-marine-micro-eukaryotes-diplonemida-euglenozoa
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Binnypreet Kaur, Matus Valach, Priscila Peña-Diaz, Sandrine Moreira, Patrick J Keeling, Gertraud Burger, Julius Lukeš, Drahomíra Faktorová
Diplonema papillatum is the type species of diplonemids, which are among the most abundant and diverse heterotrophic micro-eukaryotes in the world's oceans. Diplonemids are also known for a unique form of post-transcriptional processing in mitochondria. However, the lack of reverse genetics methodologies in these protists has hampered elucidation of their cell and molecular biology. Here we report a protocol for D. papillatum transformation. We have identified several antibiotics to which D. papillatum is sensitive and thus are suitable selectable markers, and focus in particular on puromycin...
January 10, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318506/predictors-of-postoperative-urinary-tract-infection-after-bariatric-surgery
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Zachary M Helmen, Melissa C Helm, Joseph H Helm, Alexander Nielsen, Tammy Kindel, Rana Higgins, Jon C Gould
BACKGROUND: In bariatric surgery patients, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common postoperative infections. In this study, we sought to determine if preoperative patient factors and perioperative processes contribute to an increased risk of UTI. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of patients who underwent bariatric surgery at a single institution between March 2012 and May 2016. Standard protocol was antibiotic prophylaxis with cefazolin...
January 9, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316962/hopon-hyperbaric-oxygen-for-the-prevention-of-osteoradionecrosis-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-to-prevent-osteoradionecrosis-of-the-irradiated-mandible-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Richard Shaw, Christopher Butterworth, Binyam Tesfaye, Matthew Bickerstaff, Susanna Dodd, Gary Smerdon, Seema Chauhan, Peter Brennan, Keith Webster, James McCaul, Peter Nixon, Anastasios Kanatas, Paul Silcocks
BACKGROUND: Osteoradionecrosis of the mandible is the most common serious complication of radiotherapy for head and neck malignancy. For decades, hyperbaric oxygen has been employed in efforts to prevent those cases of osteoradionecrosis that are precipitated by dental extractions or implant placement. The evidence for using hyperbaric oxygen remains poor and current clinical practice varies greatly. We describe a protocol for a clinical trial to assess the benefit of hyperbaric oxygen in the prevention of osteoradionecrosis during surgery on the irradiated mandible...
January 10, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316616/revitalising-silver-nitrate-for-caries-management
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REVIEW
Sherry Shiqian Gao, Irene Shuping Zhao, Steve Duffin, Duangporn Duangthip, Edward Chin Man Lo, Chun Hung Chu
Silver nitrate has been adopted for medical use as a disinfectant for eye disease and burned wounds. In dentistry, it is an active ingredient of Howe's solution used to prevent and arrest dental caries. While medical use of silver nitrate as a disinfectant became subsidiary with the discovery of antibiotics, its use in caries treatment also diminished with the use of fluoride in caries prevention. Since then, fluoride agents, particularly sodium fluoride, have gained popularity in caries prevention. However, caries is an infection caused by cariogenic bacteria, which demineralise enamel and dentine...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316136/transrectal-prostate-biopsy-sepsis-rate-following-reduced-quinolone-antibiotic-prophylaxis-from-six-doses-to-single-dose
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Haider K Bangash, Cynthia Hawks, Steve P McCombie, Matthew Brown, Dickon Hayne
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the rates of infective complication related to transrectal prostate biopsy (TRPB) as our centre changed its protocol from six doses over 3 days to a single pre-procedure prophylactic dose. METHODS: This prospective cohort study identified infective complication in patients who attended and subsequently underwent TRPB at the time of their one-stop prostate clinic at our public tertiary hospital between August 2011 and April 2017...
January 8, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313312/influence-of-single-dose-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-early-onset-pneumonia-in-high-risk-intubated-patients
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Timothy D Lewis, Kelly A Dehne, Kathryn Morbitzer, Denise H Rhoney, Casey Olm-Shipman, J Dedrick Jordan
BACKGROUND: Early-onset pneumonia (EOP) after endotracheal intubation is common among critically ill patients with a neurologic injury and is associated with worse clinical outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study observed outcomes pre- and post-implementation of an EOP prophylaxis protocol which involved the administration of a single dose of ceftriaxone 2 g around the time of intubation. The study included patients ≥ 18 years who were admitted to the University of North Carolina Medical Center (UNCMC) neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) between April 1, 2014, and October 26, 2016, and intubated for ≥ 72 h...
January 8, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310243/specific-chemiluminescent-protocol-for-dual-site-recognition-of-streptococcus-mutans-utilizing-strong-affinity-between-teicoplanin-and-gram-positive-bacteria
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Xiaoxiao Su, Mengyao Wang, Yue Wu, Yong He, Zhifeng Fu
A novel dual-site recognition protocol was developed for chemiluminescent (CL) detection of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) based on a designed antibiotic-affinity strategy. Teicoplanin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic against Gram-positive bacteria, was adopted to functionalize magnetic particles and recognize S. mutans utilizing the strong affinity between this agent and D-Alanyl-D-Alanine peptide moieties in the bacterial cell wall. To achieve ideal specificity for S. mutans detection, rat immunoglobulin G2a (rat IgG2a) tagged with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was used as the second recognition agent and signal tracer since Fab region of rat IgG2a could bind with streptococcal protein G highly expressed in the cell wall of S...
March 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300254/postoperative-catheter-management-after-pelvic-reconstructive-surgery-a-survey-of-practice-strategies
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Sarah S Boyd, Elena Tunitsky-Bitton, David M OʼSullivan, Adam C Steinberg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate practice preferences in catheter management after a failed inpatient voiding trial after pelvic reconstructive surgery. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of postoperative catheter management after pelvic reconstructive surgery after failed voiding trial. Physicians practicing at ACGME-accredited residencies and fellowships in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn), Urology, and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) within the United States completed a Web-based questionnaire in March 2017...
January 3, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298247/the-effect-of-early-knowledge-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-positivity-on-medical-decision-making-and-throughput-time-within-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Jessica Schnell, Lisa Schroeder, Kelly Sinclair, Lina Patel, Denise Dowd
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether early knowledge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) positivity by rapid triage-based testing protocol improved emergency department (ED) throughput time and decreased ED ancillary testing and antibiotic administration. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed of ED patients aged 2 to 12 months, presenting November 1 to March 31 for the years 2008-2013. Included patients presented with fever and upper respiratory tract symptoms...
January 2, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298053/an-expanded-plasmid-based-genetic-toolbox-enables-cas9-genome-editing-and-stable-maintenance-of-synthetic-pathways-in-phaeodactylum-tricornutum
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Samuel S Slattery, Andrew Diamond, Helen Wang, Jasmine Alyssa Therrien, Jeremy Thomas Lant, Teah Jazey, Kyle Lee, Zachary Klassen, Isabel Desgagné-Penix, Bogumil Jacek Karas, David R Edgell
With the completion of the genome sequence, and development of an efficient conjugation-based transformation system allowing the introduction of stable episomes, Phaeodactylum tricornutum has become an ideal platform for the study of diatom biology and synthetic biology applications. The development of plasmid-based genetic tools is the next step to improve manipulation of this species. Here, we report the identification of endogenous P. tricornutum promoters, terminators and introns allowing selective expression of antibiotic resistance markers from stably replicating plasmids in P...
January 3, 2018: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297831/whole-blood-transfusions-to-treat-severe-anemia-in-seven-cownose-rays-rhinoptera-bonasus-and-one-short-tail-stingray-dasyatis-brevicaudata
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Alexa J McDermott Delaune, Cara L Field, Tonya M Clauss
Blood transfusions can provide life-saving treatment to severely anemic animals. Due to limited availability and the difficulty of storing whole blood and blood products, such as fresh frozen plasma and packed red blood cells, exotic animals often receive fresh whole blood transfusions. Little is known about elasmobranch blood types and transfusions. Conspecific cross-matches within several different elasmobranch species were negative, indicating that in an emergency situation a single whole blood transfusion may be possible without causing a transfusion reaction...
December 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291254/supportive-periodontal-therapy-spt-for-maintaining-the-dentition-in-adults-treated-for-periodontitis
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REVIEW
Carolina Manresa, Elena C Sanz-Miralles, Joshua Twigg, Manuel Bravo
BACKGROUND: Periodontitis is a bacterially-induced, chronic inflammatory disease that destroys the connective tissues and bone that support teeth. Active periodontal treatment aims to reduce the inflammatory response, primarily through eradication of bacterial deposits. Following completion of treatment and arrest of inflammation, supportive periodontal therapy (SPT) is employed to reduce the probability of re-infection and progression of the disease; to maintain teeth without pain, excessive mobility or persistent infection in the long term, and to prevent related oral diseases...
January 1, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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