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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053757/generation-of-composite-persea-americana-mill-avocado-plants-a-proof-of-concept-study
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S Ashok Prabhu, Buyani Ndlovu, Juanita Engelbrecht, Noëlani van den Berg
Avocado (Persea americana (Mill.)), an important commercial fruit, is severely affected by Phytophthora Root Rot in areas where the pathogen is prevalent. However, advances in molecular research are hindered by the lack of a high-throughput transient transformation system in this non-model plant. In this study, a proof-of-concept is demonstrated by the successful application of Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated plant transformation to produce composite avocado plants. Two ex vitro strategies were assessed on two avocado genotypes (Itzamna and A0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049257/management-of-moisture-associated-skin-damage-a-scoping-review
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Kevin Y Woo, Dimitri Beeckman, Debashish Chakravarthy
BACKGROUND: Protecting the skin against moisture-associated damage is an important component of comprehensive skin and wound care. Based on a review of literature, the authors propose key interventions to protect and prevent damage in the skin folds, perineum, and areas surrounding a wound or stoma. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this scoping review is to identify and provide a narrative integration of the existing evidence related to the management and prevention of moisture-associated skin damage (MASD)...
November 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045078/skin-tears-and-risk-factors-assessment-a-systematic-review-on-evidence-based-medicine
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Raffaele Serra, Nicola Ielapi, Andrea Barbetta, Stefano de Franciscis
Skin tears represent a common condition of traumatic wounds, which may be encountered in some categories of individuals at the extremes of age, such as infants and the elderly. Despite the high prevalence and cost of these lesions, there has been little investigation into the risk factors that lead to this condition. The aim of this review was to systematically evaluate the main risk factors involved in development of skin tears. We planned to include all the studies dealing with risk factors related to skin tears...
October 17, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045004/wound-care-evidence-knowledge-and-education-amongst-nurses-a-semi-systematic-literature-review
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Lynn Welsh
The aims of this study were to determine the knowledge and skills of nurses involved in wound care, to provide a critical overview of the current evidence base underpinning wound care and to determine the extent of utilisation of existing evidence by nurses involved in the management of wounds in practice. A semi-systematic review of the literature was undertaken on Cinahl, Medline Science Direct and Cochrane using the search terms: wound, tissue viability, education, nurse, with limitations set for dates between 2009 and 2017 and English language...
October 17, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042928/long-non-coding-rna-ab209630-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-metastasis-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Teng Li, Yun Liu, Yanming Sun
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most prevalent cancers worldwide and the second most common cause of cancer-related mortalities. With a high potential for metastasis and recurrence, HCC is refractory to cure. The present study aimed to explore the role of a recent-discovered LncRNA, AB209630, in human HCC, in order to provide new insights useful for clinical HCC diagnosis and treatment. Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction was performed to examine the expression of AB209630 in clinical HCC samples and the adjacent non-cancerous tissues...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025667/adhesion-forces-of-biofilms-developed-in-vitro-from-clinical-strains-of-skin-wounds
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Elizabeth Alvarado-Gomez, Mario Perez-Diaz, Donato Valdez-Perez, Jaime Ruiz-Garcia, Martin Magaña-Aquino, Gabriel Martinez-Castañon, Fidel Martinez-Gutierrez
A biofilm is a very complex consortium formed by a mix of different microorganisms, which have become an important health problem, because its formation is a resistance mechanism used by bacteria against antibiotics or the immune system. In this work, we show differences between some physicochemical properties of biofilms in mono- and multi-species, formed by bacteria from clinical samples of infected chronic wounds. Of the most prevalent bacteria in wounds, two mono- and one multi-species biofilms were developed in vitro by Drip Flow Reactor: one biofilm was developed by S...
January 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991759/the-importance-of-perioperative-prophylaxis-with-cefuroxime-or-ceftriaxone-in-the-surgical-site-infections-prevention-after-cranial-and-spinal-neurosurgical-procedures
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Aleksandra Dimovska-Gavrilovska, Aleksandar Chaparoski, Andreja Gavrilovski, Zvonko Milenkovikj
Introduction Surgical site infections pose a significant problem in the treatment of neurosurgical procedures, regardless of the application of perioperative prophylaxis with systemic antibiotics. The infection rate in these procedures ranges from less than 1% to above 15%. Different antibiotics and administration regimes have been used in the perioperative prophylaxis so far, and there are numerous comparative studies regarding their efficiency, however, it is generally indicated that the choice thereof should be based on information and local specifics connected to the most probable bacterial causers, which would possibly contaminate the surgical site and cause infection, and moreover, the mandatory compliance with the principles of providing adequate concentration of the drug at the time of the anticipated contamination...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988190/the-outcome-of-patients-in-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-presenting-to-deployed-military-medical-treatment-facilities-data-from-the-uk-joint-theatre-trauma-registry
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Ed B G Barnard, P A F Hunt, P E H Lewis, J E Smith
BACKGROUND: The UK military was continuously engaged in armed conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014, resulting in 629 UK fatalities. Traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) is a precursor to traumatic death, but data on military outcomes are limited. In order to better inform military treatment protocols, the aim of this study was to define the epidemiology of TCA in the military population with a particular focus on survival rates and injury patterns. METHODS: A retrospective database analysis of the UK Joint Theatre Trauma Registry was undertaken...
October 6, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985441/effects-and-associations-of-nutrition-in-patients-with-venous-leg-ulcers-a-systematic-review
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Georgina A Barber, Carolina D Weller, Simone J Gibson
AIMS: To identify the associations and effects of nutritional characteristics and interventions on ulcer outcomes in adult patients with venous leg ulcers. BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers are the most prevalent type of lower limb ulcer, however little evidence exists regarding the relationship between nutritional status and ulcer healing. DESIGN: A systematic search of English language articles was conducted using the Cochrane Collaboration Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980553/-determination-of-the-barrel-inclination-of-the-ak-74-assault-rifle-from-the-specific-features-of-soot-deposition-after-a-shot-around-the-inlet-wounds-caused-by-a-burst-of-shots
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A A Gusarov, I Yu Makarov, V A Fetisov
The specific features of soot deposition after a shot fired from the Kalashnikov AK-74 assault rifle are determined by the influence of the multiple factors, with the effect of the muzzle brake (MB) designed to enhance fire density and decrease the fire recoil energy being prevalent over other factors. The special windows, slots and holes in the muzzle brake mechanism are responsible for the appearance of the specific topographic features of soot deposition formed by the combustion gases passing through the assembly...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978156/myoblast-transplantation-improves-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction-through-attenuating-inflammatory-responses
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Bo Wang, Likui Zhang, Hao Cao, Junqi Yang, Manya Wu, Yali Ma, Huimin Fan, Zhenzhen Zhan, Zhongmin Liu
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a highly prevalent cardiac emergency, which results in adverse cardiac remodeling and then exacerbates progressive heart failure. Inflammatory responses in cardiac tissue after MI is necessary for myocardium repair and wound healing. However, the excessive inflammation is also a key component of subsequent heart failure pathology. Myoblast transplantation after MI have been fulfilled attractive effects on cardiac repair, but the complications of transplantation and the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976393/-approach-to-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-the-elderly
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Ozan Onur Balkanay, Suat Nail Ömeroğlu
The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease, which usually develops on the basis of atherosclerosis and develops as a result of chronic arterial occlusive pathology, increases with age. Peripheral artery disease in the elderly patient population may be asymptomatic due to restrictive conditions associated with immobilization. Concurrent cerebrovascular disease and coronary artery disease risk and mortality rates are higher in elderly patients with peripheral artery disease. The life expectancy in patients with peripheral arterial disease is worse than in prostate cancer patients...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959445/management-of-acute-bacterial-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-with-a-focus-on-patients-at-high-risk-of-treatment-failure
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REVIEW
Abraham Pulido-Cejudo, Mario Guzmán-Gutierrez, Abel Jalife-Montaño, Alejandro Ortiz-Covarrubias, Jose Luis Martínez-Ordaz, Héctor Faustino Noyola-Villalobos, Luis Mauricio Hurtado-López
Over the last 25 years, the terminology of skin and soft tissue infections, as well as their classification for optimal management of patients, has changed. The so-called and recently introduced term 'acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections' (ABSSSIs), a cluster of fairly common types of infection, including abscesses, cellulitis, and wound infections, require an immediate effective antibacterial treatment as part of a timely and cautious management. The extreme level of resistance globally to many antibiotic drugs in the prevalent causative pathogens, the presence of risk factors of treatment failure, and the high epidemic of comorbidities (e...
September 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949996/the-impact-of-team-based-interprofessional-comprehensive-assessments-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ranjani Somayaji, James A Elliott, Reneeka Persaud, Morgan Lim, Laurie Goodman, R Gary Sibbald
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are increasingly prevalent, and associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost. An interprofessional approach to DFU management is critical given the etiological complexity involved. This study aimed to assess the impact of an interprofessional team approach on DFU diagnosis and management for a cohort of patients receiving treatment in an Ontario Canada home care setting. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients attending a large regional Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) between February 11, 2013-September 30, 2014 was conducted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948500/blocking-cgrp-in-migraine-patients-a-review-of-pros-and-cons
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REVIEW
Marie Deen, Edvige Correnti, Katharina Kamm, Tim Kelderman, Laura Papetti, Eloisa Rubio-Beltrán, Simone Vigneri, Lars Edvinsson, Antoinette Maassen Van Den Brink
Migraine is the most prevalent neurological disorder worldwide and it has immense socioeconomic impact. Currently, preventative treatment options for migraine include drugs developed for diseases other than migraine such as hypertension, depression and epilepsy. During the last decade, however, blocking calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) has emerged as a possible mechanism for prevention of migraine attacks. CGRP has been shown to be released during migraine attacks and it may play a causative role in induction of migraine attacks...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941494/current-understanding-of-the-genetic-causes-of-keloid-formation
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REVIEW
Donald A Glass
Keloids are an exuberant response to cutaneous wound healing. Several lines of evidence suggest that keloid scarring is influenced by genetic factors. This review will discuss our current understanding of genetic influences on keloidal scarring via familial inheritance patterns; ethnic differences in prevalence; syndromes with keloid occurrence; linkage analysis, genome-wide association studies, and admixture mapping studies; transforming growth factor beta and p53 variant studies; and human leukocyte antigen polymorphisms...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Symposium Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938775/effects-of-different-types-of-dark-brooders-on-injurious-pecking-damage-and-production-related-traits-at-rear-and-lay-in-layers
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A B Riber, D A Guzman
Injurious pecking (IP) remains one of the major welfare challenges in housing of laying hens worldwide due to the negative consequences it inflicts on animal welfare and economy. One potential solution to reduce IP is the use of dark brooders as the primary heat source during rearing. The objective was to investigate effects of rearing layer chicks with different management strategies and size allowances of dark brooders on IP and production-related traits during rear and lay. Groups of 100 to 103 Isa Warren chicks were reared either with one of 4 brooder types (n = 4 per treatment) or with whole-house heating (control: n = 6)...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937843/emergency-department-visits-for-postpartum-complications
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Erin Christine Brousseau, Valery Danilack, Fei Cai, Kristen A Matteson
INTRODUCTION: Most estimates of the prevalence and types of postpartum complications are based on hospital readmissions. However, using hospital readmissions (which occurs in only 1%-2% of postpartum women) is problematic as it fails to include women with postpartum complications assessed in the office or emergency department (ED). We utilized data from a cohort of women evaluated in an ED setting to better characterize complications experienced by women in the postpartum period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all postpartum visits to the ED at a tertiary care women's hospital over 6 months...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933806/pediatric-wound-care-and-management-in-the-emergency-department
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Jennifer E. Sanders
Traumatic wounds and lacerations are common pediatric presenting complaints to emergency departments. Although there is a large body of literature on wound care, many emergency clinicians base management of wounds on theories and techniques that have been passed down, so controversial, conflicting, and unfounded recommendations are prevalent. This issue reviews evidence-based recommendations for wound care and management, including wound cleansing and irrigation, anxiolysis/sedation techniques, closure methods, and post-repair wound care...
October 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932604/high-burden-of-antimicrobial-resistance-among-bacteria-causing-pyogenic-wound-infections-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kathmandu-nepal
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Basista Prasad Rijal, Deepa Satyal, Narayan Prasad Parajuli
Pyogenic wound infections are one of the most common clinical entities caused and aggravated by the invasion of pathogenic organisms. Prompt and aggressive antimicrobial therapy is needed to reduce the burden and complications associated with these infections. In this study, we intended to investigate the common pathogens and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns from the pyogenic wound infections at a tertiary care hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. A laboratory based cross-sectional study was carried out among the pyogenic clinical specimens of the patients visiting Manmohan Memorial Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal...
2017: Journal of Pathogens
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