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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428486/antioxidative-protection-of-squalene-adjuvant-and-rabies-vaccine-with-adjuvant
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Anna Ondrejková, Judit Süli, Jarmila Harvanová, Róbert Ondrejka, Marián Prokeš
The authors verified the possibility of antioxidative protection of squalene adjuvant emulsions by the antioxidants α-tocopherol and β-carotene. They determined the influence of β-carotene on the stability and antigenic effectiveness of adjuvant emulsion in combination with rabies vaccine.The composition of the adjuvant emulsions or vaccines was: 2.5% squalene; 6% detergents; 0.5% antioxidant; 91% water phase. The oxidative injury after UV-irradiation was followed by the detection of the peroxide value of the emulsions...
April 19, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376943/is-there-a-correlation-between-infection-control-performance-and-other-hospital-quality-measures
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Lyndsay M O'Hara, Daniel J Morgan, Lisa Pineles, Shanshan Li, Carol Sulis, Jason Bowling, Marci Drees, Jesse T Jacob, Deverick J Anderson, David K Warren, Anthony D Harris
Quality measures are increasingly reported by hospitals to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), yet there may be tradeoffs in performance between infection control (IC) and other quality measures. Hospitals that performed best on IC measures did not perform well on most CMS non-IC quality measures. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;1-4.
April 5, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351013/dynamics-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-microbial-fuel-cell-coupled-constructed-wetlands-treating-antibiotic-polluted-water
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Shuai Zhang, Hai-Liang Song, Xiao-Li Yang, Shan Huang, Zhe-Qin Dai, Hua Li, Yu-Yue Zhang
Microbial fuel cell-coupled constructed wetlands (CW-MFCs) use electrochemical, biological, and ecological functions to treat wastewater. However, few studies have investigated the risks of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) when using such systems to remove antibiotics. Therefore, three CW-MFCs were designed to assess the dynamics of ARGs in filler biofilm and effluent over 5000 h of operation. The experimental results indicated that relatively high steady voltages of 605.8 mV, 613.7 mV, and 541.4 mV were obtained at total influent antibiotic concentrations of 400, 1,000, and 1600 μg L(-1), respectively...
March 22, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347610/abundance-of-antibiotics-antibiotic-resistance-genes-and-bacterial-community-composition-in-wastewater-effluents-from-different-romanian-hospitals
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Edina Szekeres, Andreea Baricz, Cecilia Maria Chiriac, Anca Farkas, Ocsana Opris, Maria-Loredana Soran, Adrian-Stefan Andrei, Knut Rudi, Jose Luis Balcázar, Nicolae Dragos, Cristian Coman
Antimicrobial resistance represents a growing and significant public health threat, which requires a global response to develop effective strategies and mitigate the emergence and spread of this phenomenon in clinical and environmental settings. We investigated, therefore, the occurrence and abundance of several antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), as well as bacterial community composition in wastewater effluents from different hospitals located in the Cluj County, Romania. Antibiotic concentrations ranged between 3...
March 24, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339662/hiv-1-proteins-influence-novelty-seeking-behavior-and-alter-region-specific-transcriptional-responses-to-chronic-nicotine-treatment-in-hiv-1tg-rats
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Zhongli Yang, Tanseli Nesil, Taylor Wingo, Sulie L Chang, Ming D Li
Introduction: Clinical studies suggest that HIV-1-infected patients are more likely to use or abuse addictive drugs than is the general population. We hypothesized that HIV-1 proteins impact novelty-seeking behavior and enhance the transcriptional response to nicotine in genes implicated in both novelty-seeking behavior and drug addiction. Methods: We assessed the effects of HIV-1 proteins on novelty-seeking behavior by comparing baseline activity differences of HIV-1Tg and F344 control rats in the open-field test...
February 17, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336382/migration-and-infectious-diseases
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REVIEW
F Castelli, G Sulis
BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases still represent an important cause of morbidity and mortality among foreign-born individuals. The rising migration flows towards Europe throughout the last few years are raising renewed concerns about management issues and the potential associated risk for the native population. AIMS: To discuss the health implications and challenges related to the four phases of migration, from first arrival to stable resettlement. SOURCES: Scientific literature and relevant statistical reports...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279508/tuberculosis-elimination-and-the-challenge-of-latent-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Alberto Matteelli, Giorgia Sulis, Susanna Capone, Lia D'Ambrosio, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Haileyesus Getahun
Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) affects one third to one fourth of the human population and is the reservoir for a significant proportion of emerging active tuberculosis (TB) cases, especially in low incidence countries. The World Health Organization launched in 2015 the END-TB strategy that aims at TB elimination and promotes, for the first time ever, the management of LTBI. The preventive package, basically consisting of testing and treatment for LTBI in groups at high risk of reactivation, is a mainstay of the first pillar of the strategy, alongside prompt diagnosis and early treatment of both drug-susceptible and drug-resistant TB disease...
March 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258371/genetic-mapping-and-development-of-co-segregating-markers-of-rpsq-which-provides-resistance-to-phytophthora-sojae-in-soybean
#8
Yinping Li, Suli Sun, Chao Zhong, Xiaoming Wang, Xiaofei Wu, Zhendong Zhu
The RpsQ Phytophthora resistance locus was finely mapped to a 118-kb region on soybean chromosome 3. A best candidate gene was predicted and three co-segregating gene markers were developed. Phytophthora root rot (PRR), caused by Phytophthora sojae, is a major threat to sustainable soybean production. The use of genetically resistant cultivars is considered the most effective way to control this disease. The Chinese soybean cultivar Qichadou 1 exhibited a broad spectrum resistance, with a distinct resistance phenotype, following inoculation with 36 Chinese P...
March 4, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256380/the-cursed-duet-today-tuberculosis-and-hiv-coinfection
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REVIEW
Simon Tiberi, Anna Cristina C Carvalho, Giorgia Sulis, Devan Vaghela, Adrian Rendon, Fernanda C de Q Mello, Ananna Rahman, Nashaba Matin, Ali Zumla, Emanuele Pontali
The tuberculosis (TB) and HIV syndemic continues to rage and are a major public health concern worldwide. This deadly association raises complexity and represent a significant barrier towards TB elimination. TB continues to be the leading cause of death amongst HIV-infected people. This paper reports the challenges that lay ahead and outlines some of the current and future strategies that may be able to address this co-epidemic efficiently. Improved diagnostics, cheaper and more effective drugs, shorter treatment regimens for both drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB are discussed...
March 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215194/spatial-patterns-of-antimicrobial-resistance-genes-in-a-cross-sectional-sample-of-pig-farms-with-indoor-non-organic-production-of-finishers
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A C Birkegård, A K Ersbøll, T Halasa, J Clasen, A Folkesson, H Vigre, N Toft
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in pig populations is a public health concern. There is a lack of information of spatial distributions of AMR genes in pig populations at large scales. The objective of the study was to describe the spatial pattern of AMR genes in faecal samples from pig farms and to test if the AMR genes were spatially randomly distributed with respect to the geographic distribution of the pig farm population at risk. Faecal samples from 687 Danish pig farms were collected in February and March 2015...
May 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211331/sulfamethoxazole-and-cod-increase-abundance-of-sulfonamide-resistance-genes-and-change-bacterial-community-structures-within-sequencing-batch-reactors
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Xueping Guo, Weihai Pang, Chunling Dou, Daqiang Yin
The abundant microbial community in biological treatment processes in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) may potentially enhance the horizontal gene transfer of antibiotic resistance genes with the presence of antibiotics. A lab-scale sequencing batch reactor was designed to investigate response of sulfonamide resistance genes (sulI, sulII) and bacterial communities to various concentrations of sulfamethoxazole (SMX) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) of wastewater. The SMX concentrations (0.001 mg/L, 0.1 mg/L and 10 mg/L) decreased with treatment time and higher SMX level was more difficult to remove...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191543/the-third-time-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-lymphoblastic-crisis-with-abl1-kinase-mutation-induced-by-decitabine-dexamethason-combined-with-nilotinib-and-dasatinib
#12
Suli Wang, Chun Qiao, Yu Zhu, Wenyi Shen, Guangsheng He, Jianyong Li
Blast crisis (BC) is the major remaining challenge in the management of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The prognosis of the BC patient who carries ABL kinase mutation is very poor. One patient, with lymphoid CML-BC third time, was detected with T315A/F359I/M244V compound mutation by direct sequencing after treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitions three years. The patient was treated with decitabine, dexamethasone, in combination with nilotinib and dasatinib. Then this patient received a complete hematologic response and cytogenetic response after two cycles of treatment...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186583/-combined-g-banded-karyotyping-and-multiplex-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification-for-the-detection-of-chromosomal-abnormalities-in-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-defects
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Yang Liu, Jiansheng Xie, Qian Geng, Zhiyong Xu, Weiqin Wu, Fuwei Luo, Suli Li, Qin Wang, Wubin Chen, Hongxi Tan, Hu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of G-banded karyotyping in combination with multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) as a tool for the detection of chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses with congenital heart defects. METHODS: The combined method was used to analyze 104 fetuses with heart malformations identified by ultrasonography. Abnormal findings were confirmed with chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA). RESULTS: Nineteen (18%) fetuses were found to harbor chromosomal aberrations by G-banded karyotyping and MLPA...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185618/tuberculosis-a-world-health-organization-perspective
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Giovanni Sotgiu, Giorgia Sulis, Alberto Matteelli
Tuberculosis (TB) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has implemented and scaled-up three important global public health strategies (i.e., DOTS, Stop TB, and End TB) to improve the international scenario. Their epidemiological impact was relevant, as they decreased the number of potential new cases of disease and death. However, the emergence and spread of TB/HIV coinfection and multidrug-resistant TB have hindered the progress towards the elimination of TB by 2050...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178176/nlrp12-inflammasome-expression-in-the-rat-brain-in-response-to-lps-during-morphine-tolerance
#15
Sulie L Chang, Wenfei Huang, Xin Mao, Sabroni Sarkar
Morphine, an effective but addictive analgesic, can profoundly affect the inflammatory response to pathogens, and long-term use can result in morphine tolerance. Inflammasomes are protein complexes involved in the inflammatory response. The nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) Family Pyrin Domain Containing (NLRP) 12 (NLRP12) inflammasome has been reported to have anti-inflammatory activity. In this study, we examined the expression of NLRP12 inflammasome related genes in the adult F344 rat brain in response to the bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the presence and absence of morphine tolerance...
February 6, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164798/introduction-to-bifactor-polytomous-item-response-theory-analysis
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Michael D Toland, Isabella Sulis, Francesca Giambona, Mariano Porcu, Jonathan M Campbell
A bifactor item response theory model can be used to aid in the interpretation of the dimensionality of a multifaceted questionnaire that assumes continuous latent variables underlying the propensity to respond to items. This model can be used to describe the locations of people on a general continuous latent variable as well as on continuous orthogonal specific traits that characterize responses to groups of items. The bifactor graded response (bifac-GR) model is presented in contrast to a correlated traits (or multidimensional GR model) and unidimensional GR model...
February 2017: Journal of School Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092769/spatiotemporal-change-of-phosphorous-speciation-and-concentration-in-stormwater-in-the-st-lucie-estuary-watershed-south-florida
#17
Liguang Li, Zhenli He, Zhigang Li, Suli Li, Yongshan Wan, Peter J Stoffella
Phosphorous (P) concentration in stormwater runoff varies at different spatial and temporal scales. Excessive P loading from agriculture system into the St. Lucie Estuary (SLE) contributed to water quality deterioration in southern Indian River Lagoon. This study examines the spatial and temporal shifts of different P forms in runoff and storm water under different land use, water management, and rainfall conditions. Storm water samplings were conducted monthly between April 2013 and December 2014 in typical farmland and along the waterway (Canal C-24) that connects lands to the SLE...
April 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088717/removal-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-from-wastewater-treatment-plant-effluent-by-coagulation
#18
Na Li, Guo-Ping Sheng, Yong-Ze Lu, Raymond J Zeng, Han-Qing Yu
Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), as emerging environmental contaminants, have become a threat to human health. Recent studies have demonstrated that the effluent from wastewater treatment plants is a significant point source of ARGs released into the environment. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of coagulation technology in the removal of ARGs from treated wastewater. Specifically, we measured the removal of five ARGs (two sulfonamide resistance genes, sulI and sulII, and three tetracycline resistance genes, tetO, tetW and tetQ) and the class 1 integron intI1 gene via the application of two coagulants: FeCl3 and polyferric chloride (PFC)...
January 4, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052585/diagnostic-yield-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-in-immunocompromised-children-with-malignant-and-non-malignant-disorders
#19
Sruti Nadimpalli, Marc Foca, Prakash Satwani, Maria Luisa Sulis, Andrei Constantinescu, Lisa Saiman
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic yield of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in the Immunocompromised pediatric population has ranged from 28% to 68%. We hypothesized that the diagnostic yield of BALs would be higher in more recent years due to new diagnostic assays. METHODS: A retrospective case series was performed among immunocompromised children ≤18 years old who underwent BALs from 2001 to 2012, to assess the yield of microbiologic diagnostic studies and to determine the impact of BAL findings on antimicrobial management...
January 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036001/tple-a-reliable-data-delivery-scheme-for-on-road-wsn-traffic-monitoring
#20
Rui Wang, Fei Chang, Suli Ren
In an on-road environment, motor-engines severely disturb the wireless link of a sensor node, leading to high package loss rate, high delivery delay, and poor radio communication quality. The existing data delivery mechanisms, such as the ACK-based retransmission mechanism and window-based link quality estimation mechanism, could not handle these challenges well. To solve this challenge, we propose a Target-Prediction-based Link quality Estimation scheme (TPLE) to realize high quality data delivery in an on-road environment...
December 27, 2016: Sensors
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