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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423087/epidemiological-aspects-of-american-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-acl-in-an-endemic-area-of-forest-extractivist-culture-in-western-brazilian-amazonia
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Andreia Fernandes Brilhante, Leonardo Augusto Kohatsu Melchior, Vânia Lúcia Brandão Nunes, Cristiane de Oliveira Cardoso, Eunice Aparecida Bianchi Galati
The study sought to analyze clinical and epidemiological aspects of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Xapuri, Acre, Brazil. Data from 2008 to 2014 registered in the notification records of the disease of the Information System of the Complaints of Notification (SINAN), and the data of the Information Department of the Unified Health System (DATASUS) available from 2007 to 2013 were used and analyzed in the light of the statistics of the temporal series by the Prais-Winsten method and chi-squared test. A total of 906 cases were registered with 60...
April 13, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420422/high-resolution-melting-a-useful-field-deployable-method-to-measure-dhfr-and-dhps-drug-resistance-in-both-highly-and-lowly-endemic-plasmodium-populations
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Yaye Dié Ndiaye, Cyrille K Diédhiou, Amy K Bei, Baba Dieye, Aminata Mbaye, Nasserdine Papa Mze, Rachel F Daniels, Ibrahima M Ndiaye, Awa B Déme, Amy Gaye, Mouhamad Sy, Tolla Ndiaye, Aida S Badiane, Mouhamadou Ndiaye, Zul Premji, Dyann F Wirth, Souleymane Mboup, Donald Krogstad, Sarah K Volkman, Ambroise D Ahouidi, Daouda Ndiaye
BACKGROUND: Emergence and spread of drug resistance to every anti-malarial used to date, creates an urgent need for development of sensitive, specific and field-deployable molecular tools for detection and surveillance of validated drug resistance markers. Such tools would allow early detection of mutations in resistance loci. The aim of this study was to compare common population signatures and drug resistance marker frequencies between two populations with different levels of malaria endemicity and history of anti-malarial drug use: Tanzania and Sénégal...
April 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417248/ticks-and-tick-borne-pathogens-of-dogs-along-an-elevational-and-land-use-gradient-in-chiriqu%C3%A3-province-panam%C3%A3
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A Michelle Ferrell, R Jory Brinkerhoff, Juan Bernal, Sergio E Bermúdez
Systematic acarological surveys are useful tools in assessing risk to tick-borne infections, especially in areas where consistent clinical surveillance for tick-borne disease is lacking. Our goal was to identify environmental predictors of tick burdens on dogs and tick-borne infectious agents in dog-derived ticks in the Chiriquí Province of western Panama to draw inferences about spatio-temporal variation in human risk to tick-borne diseases. We used a model-selection approach to test the relative importance of elevation, human population size, vegetative cover, and change in landuse on patterns of tick parasitism on dogs...
April 17, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416643/can-serum-cytokine-profile-discriminate-irritant-induced-and-allergen-induced-symptoms-a-cross-sectional-study-in-workers-mostly-exposed-to-laboratory-animals
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Muriel Lemaire, Anne Oppliger, Philipp Hotz, Jean-Christophe Renauld, Julia Braun, Marion Maggi, Fabio Barresi, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, François Huaux, Holger Dressel
BACKGROUND: In workers exposed mostly to laboratory animals (LA), symptoms may be due to irritants or allergens. Correct aetiological diagnosis is important for health surveillance. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to test whether work-related (WR) allergen-induced symptoms are associated with a cytokine profile distinct from that due to irritants. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study (n=114), WR respiratory and/or skin symptoms were assessed through a standardised clinical examination and sensitisation to rat and/or mouse allergen determined by serum immunoglobulin E...
April 17, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416176/maternal-early-warning-systems-towards-reducing-preventable-maternal-mortality-and-severe-maternal-morbidity-through-improved-clinical-surveillance-and-responsiveness
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Lisa C Zuckerwise, Heather S Lipkind
Despite increasing awareness of obstetric safety initiatives, maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity in the United States have continued to increase over the past 20 years. Since results from large-scale surveillance programs suggest that up to 50% of maternal deaths may be preventable, new efforts are focused on developing and testing early warning systems for the obstetric population. Early warning systems are a set of specific clinical signs or symptoms that trigger the awareness of risk and an urgent patient evaluation, with the goal of reducing severe morbidity and mortality through timely diagnosis and treatment...
April 14, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411913/active-surveillance-for-the-small-renal-mass-growth-kinetics-and-oncologic-outcomes
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Benjamin T Ristau, Andres F Correa, Robert G Uzzo, Marc C Smaldone
Active surveillance for small renal masses (SRMs) is an accepted management strategy for patients with prohibitive surgical risk. Emerging prospectively collected data support the concept that a period of initial active surveillance in an adherent patient population with well-defined criteria for delayed intervention is safe. This article summarizes the literature describing growth kinetics of SRMs managed initially with observation and oncologic outcomes for patients managed with active surveillance. Existing clinical tools to determine and contextualize competing risks to mortality are explored...
May 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409055/enhanced-surveillance-for-the-third-united-nations-conference-on-small-island-developing-states-apia-samoa-september-2014
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Paul White, Salanieta Saketa, Alexis Durand, Saine Vaai-Nielsen, Tile Ah Leong-Lui, Take Naseri, Ailuai Matalima, Filipina Amosa, Alize Mercier, Christelle Lepers, Vjesh Lal, Richard Wojcik, Sheri Lewis, Adam Roth, Yvan Souares, Onofre Edwin Merilles, Damian Hoy
The Ministry of Health in Samoa, in partnership with the Pacific Community, successfully implemented enhanced surveillance for the high-profile Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States held concurrently with the popular local Teuila festival during a widespread chikungunya outbreak in September 2014. Samoa's weekly syndromic surveillance system was expanded to 12 syndromes and 10 sentinel sites from four syndromes and seven sentinel sites; sites included the national hospital, four private health clinics and three national health service clinics...
January 2017: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405463/the-use-of-oral-fluids-to-monitor-key-pathogens-in-porcine-respiratory-disease-complex
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Juan Hernandez-Garcia, Nardy Robben, Damien Magnée, Thomas Eley, Ian Dennis, Sara M Kayes, Jill R Thomson, Alexander W Tucker
BACKGROUND: The usefulness of oral fluid (OF) sampling for surveillance of infections in pig populations is already accepted but its value as a tool to support investigations of porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC) has been less well studied. This study set out to describe detection patterns of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), swine influenza virus type A (SIV) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) among farms showing differing severity of PRDC...
2017: Porcine Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399921/s100%C3%AE-as-a-serum-marker-in-endocrine-resistant-breast-cancer
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Sara Charmsaz, Éamon Hughes, Fiona T Bane, Paul Tibbitts, Marie McIlroy, Christopher Byrne, Sinéad Cocchiglia, Jean McBryan, Bryan T Hennessy, Róisín M Dwyer, Michael J Kerin, Arnold D Hill, Leonie S Young
BACKGROUND: Endocrine therapy is standard treatment for estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. However, its efficacy is limited by intrinsic and acquired resistance. Here the potential of S100β as a biomarker and inhibition of its signaling network as a therapeutic strategy in endocrine treated patients was investigated. METHODS: The expression of S100β in tissue and serum was assessed by immunohistochemistry and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, respectively...
April 12, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398667/costs-mortality-and-hospital-usage-in-relation-to-prenatal-diagnosis-in-d-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Nelangi M Pinto, Richard Nelson, Lorenzo Botto, Michael D Puchalski, Sergey Krikov, Jaewhan Kim, Norman J Waitzman
BACKGROUND: The impact of prenatal diagnosis of d-transposition of the great arteries (dTGA) on health-care usage is largely unknown. We evaluated a population-based cohort to assess costs, mortality and inpatient encounters by whether dTGA was prenatally diagnosed or not. METHODS: The dTGA cases (born 1997-2011) identified at the Utah Birth Defect Network, which includes data on timing of diagnosis, were linked to statewide inpatient discharge data. We excluded preterm cases or cases with additional major heart defects...
March 1, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397856/1-5-2%C3%A2-cm-tumor-size-was-not-associated-with-distant-metastasis-and-mortality-in-small-thyroid-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Kyunghwa Han, Eun-Kyung Kim, Jin Young Kwak
Most guidelines for the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules have suggested fine-needle aspiration as a diagnostic tool, with some of these previously published guidelines suggesting a cutoff size of 1.5 cm. In thyroid cancers (1-2 cm), we hypothesized that tumors 1.5 cm or larger had more unfavorable clinical outcomes than ones smaller than 1.5 cm nodules. Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database, we identified 14,117 patients diagnosed with only primary thyroid cancer between 1988 and 2007...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395534/application-of-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-system-to-symptoms-of-the-duchenne-and-becker-muscular-dystrophies
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Kristin M Conway, Emma Ciafaloni, Dennis Matthews, Chris Westfield, Kathy James, Pangaja Paramsothy, Paul A Romitti
PURPOSE: Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies, collectively referred to as dystrophinopathies, are X-linked recessive diseases that affect dystrophin production resulting in compromised muscle function across multiple systems. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health provides a systematic classification scheme from which body functions affected by a dystrophinopathy can be identified and used to examine functional health. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The infrastructure of the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking, and Research Network was used to identify commonly affected body functions and link selected functions to clinical surveillance data collected through medical record abstraction...
April 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391652/investigation-on-the-incidence-of-adverse-reactions-viraemia-and-haematological-changes-following-field-immunization-of-cattle-using-a-live-attenuated-vaccine-against-lumpy-skin-disease
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P-D Katsoulos, S C Chaintoutis, C I Dovas, Z S Polizopoulou, G D Brellou, E I Agianniotaki, K E Tasioudi, E Chondrokouki, O Papadopoulos, H Karatzias, C Boscos
The present study was performed to investigate the clinical impact and certain virological and haematological parameters following immunization of cattle against lumpy skin disease (LSD). The study was conducted in a dairy cattle farm (215 animals), immunized with a Neethling strain-based live vaccine. Twenty-seven animals (14 lactating cows, four dry cows and nine calves) were randomly selected for repetitive blood and saliva samplings. An EvaGreen-based real-time PCR was designed to differentiate vaccine from field LSDVs...
April 8, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388979/antenatal-education-on-pregnant-adolescents-in-turkey-prenatal-adaptation-postpartum-adaptation-and-newborn-perceptions
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Yılda Arzu Aba, Nuran Kömürcü
PURPOSE: This clinical trial study was planned in order to evaluate the effect of antenatal education on antenatal and postpartum adaptation and newborn perceptions among adolescent pregnant women. METHODS: A research assistant met with pregnant adolesencents in a Family Health Center and at the participants' homes. The sample included 70 pregnant adolescents (35 in experimental group, 35 in control group) chosen through simple random sampling. The experimental group received antenatal eduation, whereas the control group merely had routine surveillance...
March 2017: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376545/endoscopic-resection-of-large-duodenal-and-papillary-lateral-spreading-lesions-is-clinically-and-economically-advantageous-compared-with-surgery
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Amir Klein, Golo Ahlenstiel, David J Tate, Nicholas Burgess, Arthur Richardson, Tony Pang, Karen Byth, Michael J Bourke
Background and study aims Adenomas of the duodenum and ampulla are uncommon. For lesions ≤ 20 mm in size and confined to the papillary mound, endoscopic resection is well supported by systematic study. However, for large laterally spreading lesions of the duodenum or papilla (LSL-D/P), surgery is often performed despite substantial associated morbidity and mortality. We aimed to compare actual endoscopic outcomes of such lesions and costs with those predicted for surgery using validated prediction tools...
April 4, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358816/comparison-of-o-polysaccharide-and-hemolysin-co-regulated-protein-as-target-antigens-for-serodiagnosis-of-melioidosis
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Apinya Pumpuang, Susanna J Dunachie, Phornpun Phokrai, Kemajittra Jenjaroen, Kitisak Sintiprungrat, Siriphan Boonsilp, Paul J Brett, Mary N Burtnick, Narisara Chantratita
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is a severe disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. Clinical manifestations are diverse and acute infections require immediate treatment with effective antibiotics. While culture is the current diagnostic standard, it is time-consuming and has low sensitivity. In endemic areas, inaccessibility to biosafety level 3 facilities and a lack of good serodiagnostic tools can impede diagnosis and disease surveillance. Recent studies have suggested that O-polysaccharide (OPS) and hemolysin co-regulated protein 1 (Hcp1) are promising target antigens for serodiagnosis of melioidosis...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351486/potential-usefulness-of-diastolic-parameters-measured-by-strain-imaging-echocardiography-in-the-early-prediction-of-chemotherapy-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Dagmar F Hernandez-Suarez, Angel López-Candales
Over the past decades, chemotherapy has significantly increased the overall prognosis and survival of several patients diagnosed with cancer. However, the usefulness of some chemotherapeutic agents has been hindered by a collateral dose-dependent cardiotoxicity. To date, although extensive efforts have been directed to the early detection of subclinical toxicity in patients treated with these drugs, it remains unclear which approach would be best in order to prevent chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity (CIC)...
April 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350870/bacterial-clonal-diagnostics-as-a-tool-for-evidence-based-empiric-antibiotic-selection
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Veronika Tchesnokova, Hovhannes Avagyan, Elena Rechkina, Diana Chan, Mariya Muradova, Helen Ghirmai Haile, Matthew Radey, Scott Weissman, Kim Riddell, Delia Scholes, James R Johnson, Evgeni V Sokurenko
Despite the known clonal distribution of antibiotic resistance in many bacteria, empiric (pre-culture) antibiotic selection still relies heavily on species-level cumulative antibiograms, resulting in overuse of broad-spectrum agents and excessive antibiotic/pathogen mismatch. Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which account for a large share of antibiotic use, are caused predominantly by Escherichia coli, a highly clonal pathogen. In an observational clinical cohort study of urgent care patients with suspected UTI, we assessed the potential for E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349978/patient-selection-for-prostate-focal-therapy-in-the-era-of-active-surveillance-an-international-delphi-consensus-project
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K J Tay, M J Scheltema, H U Ahmed, E Barret, J A Coleman, J Dominguez-Escrig, S Ghai, J Huang, J S Jones, L H Klotz, C N Robertson, R Sanchez-Salas, S Scionti, A Sivaraman, J de la Rosette, T J Polascik
BACKGROUND: Whole-gland extirpation or irradiation is considered the gold standard for curative oncological treatment for localized prostate cancer, but is often associated with sexual and urinary impairment that adversely affects quality of life. This has led to increased interest in developing therapies with effective cancer control but less morbidity. We aimed to provide details of physician consensus on patient selection for prostate focal therapy (FT) in the era of contemporary prostate cancer management...
March 28, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345501/evaluating-the-submission-of-digital-images-as-a-method-of-surveillance-for-ixodes-scapularis-ticks
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J K Koffi, J Savage, K Thivierge, L R Lindsay, C Bouchard, Y Pelcat, N H Ogden
Widespread access to the internet is offering new possibilities for data collection in surveillance. We explore, in this study, the possibility of using an electronic tool to monitor occurrence of the tick vector of Lyme disease, Ixodes scapularis. The study aimed to compare the capacity for ticks to be identified in web-based submissions of digital images/photographs, to the traditional specimen-based identification method used by the provincial public health laboratory in Quebec, Canada. Forty-one veterinary clinics participated in the study by submitting digital images of ticks collected from pets via a website for image-based identification by an entomologist...
March 27, 2017: Parasitology
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