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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773776/cuba-s-scientific-contributions-to-global-polio-eradication
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Sonia Resik, Ondrej Mach, Alina Tejeda, Miguel A Galindo, Roland W Sutter
Cuba eliminated polio in 1962 and was among the first countries to do so. Since then, only 20 cases of vaccine-derived paralytic poliomyelitis have been reported. Because Cuba used oral poliovirus vaccine exclusively in two mass campaigns usually in February and April each year, Sabin viruses were detected only within approximately 6-8 weeks after each annual campaign. This made Cuba a very attractive site to study the epidemiology of poliomyelitis in a tropical country without risk of secondary transmission of Sabin viruses for a large part of each year, an advantage over countries that used oral poliovirus vaccine continuously throughout the year in routine immunization programs...
April 2018: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770635/clinical-course-and-prognostic-factors-of-acquired-third-fourth-and-sixth-cranial-nerve-palsy-in-korean-patients
#2
Kiyoung Kim, Sung Rae Noh, Min Seok Kang, Kyung Hyun Jin
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical course and prognostic factors of acquired third, fourth, and sixth cranial nerve (CN) palsy grouped according to etiology. METHODS: This study involved a retrospective review of the medical records of 153 patients who were diagnosed with acquired paralytic strabismus from January 2004 to July 2015. Outcomes, recovery rates, and time to recovery were investigated according to the affected CN: CN3, CN4, and CN6 palsies...
March 20, 2018: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767301/capillary-electrophoresis-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-multiclass-analysis-of-polar-marine-toxins
#3
Daniel G Beach, Elliott S Kerrin, Krista Thomas, Michael A Quilliam, Pearse McCarron
Polar marine toxins are more challenging to analyze by mass spectrometry-based methods than lipophilic marine toxins, which are now routinely measured in shellfish by multiclass reversed-phase liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) methods. Capillary electrophoresis (CE)-MS/MS is a technique that is well suited for the analysis of polar marine toxins, and has the potential of providing very high resolution separation. Here, we present a CE-MS/MS method developed, with use of a custom-built interface, for the sensitive multiclass analysis of paralytic shellfish toxins, tetrodotoxins, and domoic acid in seafood...
May 16, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766276/anti-ganglionic-achr-antibodies-in-japanese-patients-with-motility-disorders
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Akihiro Mukaino, Hitomi Minami, Hajime Isomoto, Hitomi Hamamoto, Eikichi Ihara, Yasuhiro Maeda, Osamu Higuchi, Tohru Okanishi, Yohei Kokudo, Kazushi Deguchi, Fumisato Sasaki, Toshihito Ueki, Ken-Ya Murata, Takeshi Yoshida, Mistuyo Kinjo, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Akio Ido, Hidenori Matsuo, Kazuhiko Nakao, Shunya Nakane
BACKGROUND: The existence of several autoantibodies suggests an autoimmune basis for gastrointestinal (GI) dysmotility. Whether GI motility disorders are features of autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy (AAG) or are related to circulating anti-ganglionic acetylcholine receptor (gAChR) antibodies (Abs) is not known. The aim of this study was to determine the associations between autonomic dysfunction, anti-gAChR Abs, and clinical features in patients with GI motility disorders including achalasia and chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747958/emergency-department-intubation-success-with-succinylcholine-versus-rocuronium-a-national-emergency-airway-registry-study
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Michael D April, Allyson Arana, Daniel J Pallin, Steven G Schauer, Andrea Fantegrossi, Jessie Fernandez, Joseph K Maddry, Shane M Summers, Mark A Antonacci, Calvin A Brown
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Although both succinylcholine and rocuronium are used to facilitate emergency department (ED) rapid sequence intubation, the difference in intubation success rate between them is unknown. We compare first-pass intubation success between ED rapid sequence intubation facilitated by succinylcholine versus rocuronium. METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected data from the National Emergency Airway Registry, a multicenter registry collecting data on all intubations performed in 22 EDs...
May 7, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747820/gangliosides-and-autoimmune-peripheral-nerve-diseases
#6
John A Goodfellow, Hugh J Willison
A wide range of neuroimmunological diseases, referred to as autoimmune neuropathies, affect the peripheral nervous systems (PNS). The PNS is structurally diverse with complex anatomical compartments enriched in many different myelin and neuronal glycolipids, notably gangliosides. Autoimmune neuropathies are a proportion of autoimmune neuropathies mediated by autoimmune attack due to antibodies reactive with these compartmentally localized gangliosides. Antiganglioside antibodies are principally associated with the acute paralytic disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and are also found in several chronic autoimmune neuropathy syndromes...
2018: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747596/hand-assisted-living-donor-nephrectomy-a-retrospective-comparison-of-two-techniques
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Jeannette D Widmer, Andrea Schlegel, Philipp Kron, Marc Schiesser, Jens G Brockmann, Markus K Muller
BACKGROUND: Living-donor nephrectomy (LDN) is challenging, as surgery is performed on healthy individuals. Minimally invasive techniques for LDN have become standard in most centers. Nevertheless, numerous techniques have been described with no consensus on which is the superior approach. Both hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic (HARS) and hand-assisted laparoscopic (HALS) LDNs are performed at Zurich University Hospital. The aim of this study was to compare these two surgical techniques in terms of donor outcome and graft function...
May 10, 2018: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741977/laparoscopic-pelvic-exenteration-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-technique-and-short-term-outcomes
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Ashish Pokharkar, Praveen Kammar, Ashwin D'souza, Rahul Bhamre, Pavan Sugoor, Avanish Saklani
BACKGROUND: Since last two decades minimally invasive techniques have revolutionized surgical field. In 2003 Pomel first described laparoscopic pelvic exenteration, since then very few reports have described minimally invasive approaches for total pelvic exenteration. METHODS: We report the 10 cases of locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma which were operated between the periods from March 1, 2017 to November 11, 2017 at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. All male patients had lower rectal cancer with prostate involvement on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739140/quetiapine-related-acute-paralytic-ileus-in-a-bipolar-i-disorder-patient-with-successful-low-dose-amisulpride-substitution-a-case-report
#9
Shun-Ting Chiang, Chen-Chia Lan
The mechanism of medication-induced gastrointestinal hypomotility is primarily caused by muscarinic cholinergic antagonism. This effect may cause constipation and paralytic ileus, which may lead to fatal complications. A 51-year-old woman was admitted due to manic episode recurrence. She developed paralytic ileus under quetiapine use and treated successfully under low dose amisulpride use. The related mechanism, associated risk factors, and the rationale for medication switch are discussed.
May 31, 2018: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735058/exposure-assessment-to-paralytic-shellfish-toxins-through-the-shellfish-consumption-in-korea
#10
Choonshik Shin, Hyejin Jo, Sheen-Hee Kim, Gil-Jin Kang
Paralytic shellfish poisoning is caused by saxitoxin and its analogues. The paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) are produced by marine dinoflagellates and can be accumulated in filter feeding shellfish, such as mussel, clam, oyster and ark shell. The worldwide regulatory limits for PSTs in shellfish are set at 80 μg STX eq./100 g meat and this is widely accepted as providing adequate public health protection. In this study, we have determined five individual PSTs (STX, GTX1, GTX2, GTX3 and GTX4) in shellfish using LC-MS/MS and assessed the human acute and chronic exposures to PSTs through shellfish consumption...
June 2018: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732040/botulism-and-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis-induced-by-acute-rhinosinusitis-a-case-report
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Ali Tavassoli, Mahmood Sadeghi, Parviz Amri
Background: Botulism is an acute and rapidly progressive descending paralytic disease caused by a neurotoxin of clostridium botulinum. Case presentation: A 28-year-old woman presented with severe generalized ascending symmetrical muscle paralysis. The patient was intubated and transferred to the medical intensive care unit with several symptoms including: severe headache, dysphagia, dyspnea, ptosis, diplopia, and dry mouth. Despite being alert, pupils were bilaterally midriatic and had absent corneal reflux...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728678/the-orphan-germinant-receptor-protein-gerxao-but-not-gerx3b-is-essential-for-l-alanine-induced-germination-in-clostridium-botulinum-group-ii
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Jason Brunt, Andrew T Carter, Hannah V Pye, Michael W Peck
Clostridium botulinum is an anaerobic spore forming bacterium that produces the potent botulinum neurotoxin that causes a severe and fatal neuro-paralytic disease of humans and animals (botulism). C. botulinum Group II is a psychrotrophic saccharolytic bacterium that forms spores of moderate heat resistance and is a particular hazard in minimally heated chilled foods. Spore germination is a fundamental process that allows the spore to transition to a vegetative cell and typically involves a germinant receptor (GR) that responds to environmental signals...
May 4, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723678/role-of-bowel-suspension-technique-to-prevent-early-intestinal-obstruction-after-radical-cystectomy-with-ileal-orthotopic-neobladder-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Wan Song, Hyun Suk Yoon, Kwang Hyun Kim, Hana Yoon, Woo Sik Chung, Bong Suk Sim, Dong Hyeon Lee
OBJECTIVE: We investigate the impact of the bowel suspension technique (BST) on paralytic ileus and early intestinal obstruction (≤60days) after radical cystectomy (RC) with ileal orthotopic neobladder (IONB). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 310 patients who underwent RC with IONB for bladder cancer between 2001 and 2017. After forming the Studer IONB, ileal continuity was restored by side-to-side stapled anastomosis. Then, we suspended stapled anastomotic portion of bowel on the posterior peritoneum not to fall into the pelvic cavity...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718879/methamphetamine-consumption-and-life-threatening-abdominal-complications-a-case-report
#14
Xiaojing Zou, Haiyan Huang, Le Yang, Hong Liu, Yongfeng Li, Qin Xia, Shiying Yuan, Shanglong Yao
RATIONALE: Methamphetamine (METH) abuse is increasing rapidly all over the world and becoming a significant public health concern in China. However, abdominal complications secondary to METH abuse are usually overlooked. We describe an unusual case of gangrenous cholecystitis and small intestinal ischemia due to METH abuse. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, a 44-year-old male patient with abdominal pain and hematochezia has a history of crystal meth abuse. DIAGNOSIS: The patient was diagnosed as septic shock, paralytic ileus, gangrenous cholecystitis, and small intestinal ischemia due to METH abuse based on computed tomography (CT) scan, endoscopy examination, laparotomy, and pathology...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705148/use-of-the-receptor-binding-assay-for-determination-of-paralytic-shellfish-poisoning-toxins-in-bivalve-molluscs-from-great-britain-and-the-assessment-of-method-performance-in-oysters
#15
Andrew D Turner, Maggie Broadwater, Frances Van Dolah
A receptor binding assay (RBA) for the determination of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxicity is formally validated through collaborative study and approved for regulatory monitoring use in the US for mussels and clams. However, to date, the method has not been tested on bivalve molluscs originating from European waters and no validation studies have been conducted for oysters, a shellfish species of great importance globally. This study firstly reports the work conducted to assess the performance of the assay in comparison with a regulatory chemical detection method for a range of shellfish species originating from Great Britain...
April 26, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705145/paralytic-shellfish-toxin-producing-aphanizomenon-gracile-strains-isolated-from-lake-iznik-turkey
#16
Mete Yilmaz, Amanda J Foss, Andrew I Selwood, Mihriban Özen, Michael Boundy
Aphanizomenon gracile is one of the most widespread Paralytic Shellfish Toxin (PST) producing cyanobacteria in freshwater bodies in the Northern Hemisphere. It has been shown to produce various PST congeners, including saxitoxin (STX), neosaxitoxin (NEO), decarbamoylsaxitoxin (dcSTX) and gonyautoxin 5 (GTX5) in Europe, North America and Asia. Three cyanobacteria strains were isolated in Lake Iznik in northwestern Turkey. Morphological characterization of these strains suggested all three strains conformed to classical taxonomic identification of A...
April 26, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702638/assessing-the-stability-of-polio-eradication-after-the-withdrawal-of-oral-polio-vaccine
#17
Michael Famulare, Christian Selinger, Kevin A McCarthy, Philip A Eckhoff, Guillaume Chabot-Couture
The oral polio vaccine (OPV) contains live-attenuated polioviruses that induce immunity by causing low virulence infections in vaccine recipients and their close contacts. Widespread immunization with OPV has reduced the annual global burden of paralytic poliomyelitis by a factor of 10,000 or more and has driven wild poliovirus (WPV) to the brink of eradication. However, in instances that have so far been rare, OPV can paralyze vaccine recipients and generate vaccine-derived polio outbreaks. To complete polio eradication, OPV use should eventually cease, but doing so will leave a growing population fully susceptible to infection...
April 27, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684130/genomic-insights-into-the-evolution-and-ecology-of-botulinum-neurotoxins
#18
Michael J Mansfield, Andrew C Doxey
Clostridial neurotoxins, which include botulinum and tetanus neurotoxins, have evolved a remarkably sophisticated structure and molecular mechanism fine-tuned for the targeting and cleavage of vertebrate neuron substrates leading to muscular paralysis. How and why did this toxin evolve? From which ancestral proteins are BoNTs derived? And what is, or was, the primary ecological role of BoNTs in the environment? In this article, we examine these questions in light of recent studies identifying homologs of BoNTs in the genomes of non-clostridial bacteria, including Weissella, Enterococcus, and Chryseobacterium...
April 19, 2018: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681983/time-sex-and-dose-dependent-alterations-of-the-gut-microbiota-by-consumption-of-dietary-daikenchuto-tu-100
#19
Jun Miyoshi, Kentaro Nobutani, Mark W Musch, Daina L Ringus, Nathaniel A Hubert, Masahiro Yamamoto, Yoshio Kase, Mitsue Nishiyama, Eugene B Chang
Medications or dietary components can affect both the host and the host's gut microbiota. Changes in the microbiota may influence medication efficacy and interactions. Daikenchuto (TU-100), a herbal medication, comprised of ginger, ginseng, and Japanese pepper, is widely used in Japanese traditional Kampo medicine for intestinal motility and postoperative paralytic ileus. We previously showed in mice that consumption of TU-100 for 4 weeks changed the gut microbiota and increased bioavailability of bacterial ginsenoside metabolites...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674772/total-hip-arthroplasty-for-patients-with-residual-poliomyelitis-at-a-mean-eight-years-of-follow-up
#20
Mayumi Sonekatsu, Motoki Sonohata, Masaru Kitajima, Shunsuke Kawano, Masaaki Mawatari
In patients with poliomyelitis, degenerative arthritis of the hip may be encountered in the paralytic or normal contralateral limb because of leg length discrepancy, pelvic obliquity, or severe deformities of the affected hip. Although total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most common orthopedic procedures, there are few reports of THA in adult patients with residual poliomyelitis. From March 2001 to January 2011, 5 patients with residual poliomyelitis (6 hips) underwent THA using uncemented implants at our hospital...
April 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
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