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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778832/glucocorticoid-metabolites-in-newborns-a-marker-for-traffic-noise-related-stress
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Manuella Lech Cantuaria, Jakob Usemann, Elena Proietti, Victoria Blanes-Vidal, Bernhard Dick, Christa E Flück, Simone Rüedi, Harris Héritier, Jean-Marc Wunderli, Philipp Latzin, Urs Frey, Martin Röösli, Danielle Vienneau
BACKGROUND: Traffic noise has been associated with an increased risk for several non-auditory health effects, which may be explained by a noise-induced release of stress hormones (e.g. glucocorticoids). Although several studies in children and adults have indicated an increased secretion of glucocorticoids after exposure to noise, information regarding newborns is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between residential exposure to road traffic noise and postnatal stress response, as assessed by the concentration of glucocorticoids at five weeks of age...
May 17, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778766/first-genetic-characterization-of-usutu-virus-from-culex-pipiens-mosquitoes-serbia-2014
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Gábor Kemenesi, Dóra Buzás, Brigitta Zana, Kornélia Kurucz, Bosiljka Krtinic, Anett Kepner, Fanni Földes, Ferenc Jakab
Since its first appearance in Europe, Usutu virus (USUV) diverged to several different genetic lineages. The virus was reported to date from multiple countries across Europe (Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and Belgium). Considering the more frequently published impact of the virus on humans it is crucial to investigate locally circulating genetic variants and trace its evolution. We retrospectively analyzed mosquito samples from Serbia Vojvodina region, collected during 2014. In this study we report the results of the screening of 23,753 female mosquitoes (753 pools) for USUV-specific nucleic-acid...
May 17, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778396/how-effective-are-approaches-to-migrant-screening-for-infectious-diseases-in-europe-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Farah Seedat, Sally Hargreaves, Laura B Nellums, Jing Ouyang, Michael Brown, Jon S Friedland
Rates of migration to Europe, and within Europe, have increased in recent years, with considerable implications for health systems. Migrants in Europe face a disproportionate burden of tuberculosis, HIV, and hepatitis B and C, yet experience a large number of barriers to accessing statutory health care on arrival. A better understanding of how to deliver effective and cost-effective screening, vaccination, and health services to this group is now crucial. We did a systematic review to document and assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of approaches used for infectious diseases screening, and to explore facilitators and barriers experienced by migrants to accessing screening programmes...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778186/identification-of-antigenic-epitopes-of-monoclonal-antibodies-against-the-vp2-protein-of-the-25-serotype-of-bluetongue-virus
#4
Shuangyu Xie, Yiming Shi, Ruyue Gong, Wen Cui, Yanping Jiang, Min Liu, Li Wang, Han Zhou, Xinyuan Qiao, Yijing Li, Yigang Xu, Lijie Tang
Serious outbreaks of bluetongue, an arbovirus of domestic and wild ruminants caused by bluetongue virus serotypes (BTV), have occurred around the world. More than 27 distinct serotypes are recognized throughout the world. A new virus, BTV-25 (Toggenburg orbivirus [TOV]), was first detected in Switzerland, and has not yet been found in China. VP2 is an important outer shell protein that defines BTV serotypes and is, therefore, an ideal target antigen for serotype identification. To produce a monoclonal antibody against VP2 of BTV-25, the segment 2 gene was divided into three segments, cloned into pET-28a (+) and pMAL-c5X vectors, and the protein was expressed in E...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777924/views-and-experiences-with-regard-to-antibiotic-use-of-hospitalised-patients-in-five-european-countries-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
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V Zanichelli, A A Monnier, G Tebano, M Stanić Benić, I C Gyssens, C Pulcini, V Vlahović-Palčevski, M Schindler, S Harbarth, M Hulscher, B D Huttner
OBJECTIVES: To explore inpatients experiences and views with regard to antibiotics in 5 European hospitals. METHODS: Qualitative study where a patient-centred framework was used to explore inpatients' experiences concerning antibiotic treatment. A purposeful sample of inpatients treated with antibiotics in 5 hospitals (Belgium-BE, Croatia-HR, France-FR, Netherlands-NL, Switzerland-CH) participated in interviews (all centres) and focus groups (CH). RESULTS: 31 interviews (BE=5, HR=10, F=9, NL=5, CH=2) and three focus groups (CH= 11 participants) were performed...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777391/shaping-ability-of-reciprocating-single-file-systems-in-severely-curved-canals-waveone-and-reciproc-versus-waveone-gold-and-reciproc-blue
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Sebastian Bürklein, Stefanie Flüch, Edgar Schäfer
The aim was to compare the canal straightening of M-wire [Reciproc (VDW, Munich, Germany) and WaveOne (Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland)] and gold- and blue-wire heat-treated [Reciproc blue (VDW) and WaveOne Gold (Dentsply Maillefer)] instruments in severely curved root canals. A total of 80 root canals in extracted human teeth with angles of curvatures ranging between 25° and 35° and radii ranging between 3.1 and 8.5 mm were divided into four groups (n = 20). Based on radiographs taken prior to instrumentation, the groups were balanced with respect to the angle and the radius of canal curvature (P = 1...
May 18, 2018: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777304/no-improvement-in-vitamin-d-status-in-german-infants-and-adolescents-between-2009-and-2014-despite-public-recommendations-to-increase-vitamin-d-intake-in-2012
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Clemens Kunz, Jürgen Hower, Anette Knoll, Kristin L Ritzenthaler, Thomas Lamberti
PURPOSE: Vitamin D is a key component for the growth and development of children and adolescents, influencing a multitude of functions. Worldwide epidemiological studies have shown that minimum vitamin D blood levels of ≥ 20.0 ng/ml, often defined as vitamin D sufficiency by international and national nutrition and pediatric organizations, are often not met in practice. In 2012 the D-A-CH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) nutrition societies increased their vitamin D intake recommendations fourfold from 200 IU (5 µg) to 800 IU (20 µg) per day...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776442/multimorbidity-can-general-practitioners-identify-the-health-conditions-most-important-to-their-patients-results-from-a-national-cross-sectional-study-in-switzerland
#8
Anouk Déruaz-Luyet, Alexandra A N'Goran, Jérôme Pasquier, Bernard Burnand, Patrick Bodenmann, Stefan Zechmann, Stefan Neuner-Jehle, Nicolas Senn, Daniel Widmer, Sven Streit, Andreas Zeller, Dagmar M Haller, Lilli Herzig
BACKGROUND: Faced with patients suffering from more than one chronic condition, or multimorbidity, general practitioners (GPs) must establish diagnostic and treatment priorities. Patients also set their own priorities to handle the everyday burdens associated with their multimorbidity and these may be different from the priorities established by their GP. A shared patient-GP agenda, driven by knowledge of each other's priorities, would seem central to managing patients with multimorbidity...
May 17, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776404/revisiting-out-of-pocket-requirements-trends-in-spending-financial-access-barriers-and-policy-in-ten-high-income-countries
#9
Thomas Rice, Wilm Quentin, Anders Anell, Andrew J Barnes, Pauline Rosenau, Lynn Y Unruh, Ewout van Ginneken
BACKGROUND: Countries rely on out-of-pocket (OOP) spending to different degrees and employ varying techniques. The article examines trends in OOP spending in ten high-income countries since 2000, and analyzes their relationship to self-assessed barriers to accessing health care services. The countries are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. METHODS: Data from three sources are employed: OECD statistics, the Commonwealth Fund survey of individuals in each of ten countries, and country-specific documents on health care policies...
May 18, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776337/should-statin-guidelines-consider-patient-preferences-eliciting-preferences-of-benefit-and-harm-outcomes-of-statins-for-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-sub-saharan-african-and-european-contexts
#10
Henock G Yebyo, Hélène E Aschmann, Tsung Yu, Milo A Puhan
BACKGROUND: Patient preferences are key parameters to evaluate benefit-harm balance of statins for primary prevention but they are not readily available to guideline developers and decision makers. Our study aimed to elicit patient preferences for benefit and harm outcomes related to use of statins for primary cardiovascular disease prevention and to examine how the preferences differ across economically and socio-culturally different environments. METHODS: We conducted preference-eliciting surveys using best-worst scaling designed with a balanced incomplete-block design (BIBD) on 13 statins-related outcomes on 220 people in Ethiopia and Switzerland...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775999/who-recommendations-dollars-and-sense
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Julian Robinson
In 2016 the World Health organization (WHO) outlined its vision for high quality care for all pregnant women and their newborns (WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2016 pregnancy-experience/en/. In this edition of BJOG it has now updated these recommendations emphasizing the importance of a positive experience during childbirth. Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) is central to this revision. This article is protected by copyright...
May 18, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775085/usage-of-therapeutic-sleep-deprivation-a-survey-in-psychiatric-hospitals-in-austria-germany-and-switzerland
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Dietmar Winkler, Marie Spies, Yasmin Al-Resheg, Joseph C Wu, William E Bunney, Blynn G Bunney, Siegfried Kasper, Edda Pjrek
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic sleep deprivation (SD) is a nonpharmacological treatment that is used most often for depression. The aim of this study was to examine the pattern of use of SD in psychiatric hospitals in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. METHODS: A questionnaire about perceived usage of SD was sent by mail to all 511 psychiatric hospitals in the three countries. Nonresponders were asked to answer the questionnaire by phone. We achieved a response rate of 75...
May 18, 2018: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774161/endoscopic-full-thickness-resection-eftr-of-colorectal-neoplasms-with-the-full-thickness-resection-device-ftrd-clinical-experience-from-two-tertiary-referral-centers-in-switzerland
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Patrick Aepli, Dominique Criblez, Stephan Baumeler, Jan Borovicka, Remus Frei
Background: Endoscopic full thickness resection (EFTR) by the Full Thickness Resection Device (FTRD) has recently been introduced as a method to allow resection of certain lesions such as adenomatous polyps that would not be resectable by standard polypectomy techniques. We report our clinical experience with FTRD procedures, assessing technical success, completeness of resection (R0 status), rate of histologically proven FTR and safety. Patients and methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 33 consecutive patients with colonic polyps treated with FTRD from May 2015 to November 2016...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774086/complete-genome-sequence-of-thiodictyon-syntrophicum-sp-nov-strain-cad16-t-a-photolithoautotrophic-purple-sulfur-bacterium-isolated-from-the-alpine-meromictic-lake-cadagno
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Samuel M Luedin, Joël F Pothier, Francesco Danza, Nicola Storelli, Niels-Ulrik Frigaard, Matthias Wittwer, Mauro Tonolla
" Thiodictyon syntrophicum" sp. nov. strain Cad16T is a photoautotrophic purple sulfur bacterium belonging to the family of Chromatiaceae in the class of Gammaproteobacteria . The type strain Cad16T was isolated from the chemocline of the alpine meromictic Lake Cadagno in Switzerland. Strain Cad16T represents a key species within this sulfur-driven bacterial ecosystem with respect to carbon fixation. The 7.74-Mbp genome of strain Cad16T has been sequenced and annotated. It encodes 6237 predicted protein sequences and 59 RNA sequences...
2018: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773715/embolus-retriever-with-interlinked-cages-versus-other-stent-retrievers-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-an-observational-comparative-study
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Philipp Gruber, Salome Zeller, Carlos Garcia-Esperon, Jatta Berberat, Javier Anon, Michael Diepers, Krassen Nedeltchev, Fabian Flottmann, Jens Fiehler, Luca Remonda, Timo Kahles
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Given the promising performance of the new Embolus Retriever with Interlinked Cages (ERIC) in smaller case series, we sought to assess the efficacy and safety of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) with ERIC compared with other stent retrievers (SRs) in acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion (LVO). METHODS: We reviewed the databases of two comprehensive stroke centers in in Germany and Switzerland for MT due to LVO in the anterior circulation with either ERIC or another SR as a first device...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773702/exploring-variation-in-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-uptake-in-switzerland-a-multilevel-spatial-analysis-of-a-national-vaccination-coverage-survey
#16
Maurane Riesen, Garyfallos Konstantinoudis, Phung Lang, Nicola Low, Christoph Hatz, Mirjam Maeusezahl, Anne Spaar, Marc Bühlmann, Ben D Spycher, Christian L Althaus
OBJECTIVE: Understanding the factors that influence human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination uptake is critically important to the design of effective vaccination programmes. In Switzerland, HPV vaccination uptake (≥1 dose) by age 16 years among women ranges from 31% to 80% across 26 cantons (states). Our objective was to identify factors that are associated with the spatial variation in HPV vaccination uptake. METHODS: We used cross-sectional data from the Swiss National Vaccination Coverage Survey 2009-2016 on HPV vaccination status (≥1 dose) of 14-17-year-old girls, their municipality of residence and their nationality for 21 of 26 cantons (n=8965)...
May 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771099/-screening-for-undernutrition-among-older-adults-receiving-home-care-an-estimation-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-indicators-available-in-the-resident-assessment-instrument-home-care-adapted-for-switzerland
#17
Catherine Busnel, Catherine Ludwig
INTRODUCTION: in homecare practice, nurses are central actors for the screening of individuals at risks of undernutrition. CONTEXT: in Switzerland, homecare nurses estimate the nutritional status of care recipients by means of a standardized geriatric assessment done with the RAI-HC. AIMS: The aim of the study is to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of the « nutritional status » score, the body mass index and the weight loss documented from the RAI-HC...
March 2018: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770969/homeostatic-levels-of-nonstructural-carbohydrates-after-13-yr-of-drought-and-irrigation-in-pinus-sylvestris
#18
Leonie Schönbeck, Arthur Gessler, Günter Hoch, Nate G McDowell, Andreas Rigling, Marcus Schaub, Mai-He Li
Nonstructural carbohydrates (NSCs) are important for the growth and survival of trees. Drought may lead to a decrease in tree growth and to NSC depletion, whereas increased soil moisture in otherwise dry ecosystems may increase growth and NSC concentrations. A long-term (13 yr) irrigation experiment was conducted in a Pinus sylvestris-dominated forest located at the dry margin of the species in southern Switzerland. We measured the relative leaf area, growth, NSCs, needle δ13 C, [N] and [P] in trees on control and irrigated plots...
May 17, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770934/total-and-methyl-mercury-seasonal-particulate-fluxes-in-the-water-column-of-a-large-lake-lake-geneva-switzerland
#19
Elena Gascón Díez, Neil D Graham, Jean-Luc Loizeau
Concentrations and fluxes of total and methylmercury were determined in surface sediments and associated with settling particles at two sites in Lake Geneva to evaluate the sources and dynamics of this toxic contaminant. Total mercury concentrations measured in settling particles were different throughout the seasons and were greatly influenced by the Rhone River particulate inputs. Total mercury concentrations closer to shore (NG2) ranged between 0.073 ± 0.001 and 0.27 ± 0.01 μg/g, and between 0...
May 16, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767828/a-digitally-facilitated-citizen-science-driven-approach-accelerates-participant-recruitment-and-increases-study-population-diversity
#20
Milo A Puhan, Nina Steinemann, Christian P Kamm, Stephanie Müller, Jens Kuhle, Roland Kurmann, Pasquale Calabrese, Jürg Kesselring, Viktor von Wyl, Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Registry Smsr
QUESTION UNDER STUDY: Our aim was to assess whether a novel approach of digitally facilitated, citizen-science research, as followed by the Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Registry (Swiss MS Registry), leads to accelerated participant recruitment and more diverse study populations compared with traditional research studies where participants are mostly recruited in study centres without the use of digital technology. METHODS: The Swiss MS Registry is a prospective, longitudinal, observational study covering all Switzerland...
May 16, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
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