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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646476/the-relationship-between-circulating-adiponectin-leptin-and-vaspin-with-bone-mineral-density-bmd-arterial-calcification-and-stiffness-a-cross-sectional-study-in-post-menopausal-women
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N Tanna, K Patel, A E Moore, D Dulnoan, S Edwards, G Hampson
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between circulating adiponectin, leptin and vaspin with bone mineral density (BMD), arterial stiffness and vascular calcification in post-menopausal women. We hypothesised that adipokines produced by adipose tissue may be mediators of bone and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and explain, in part, the observed association between osteoporosis and CVD. DESIGN: We studied 386 ambulant community dwelling postmenopausal women aged (mean [SD] 61 [6...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642974/abdominal-aortic-calcification-and-the-risk-of-bone-fractures-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-cohort-studies
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Dailin Wei, Guanlin Zheng, Yun Gao, Jinying Guo, Tie Zhang
The relationship between abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) and bone fracture has been examined by some observational studies, but the results remain discordant. Therefore, we aimed to assess the link between them by conducting a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Relevant studies were identified by searching PubMed and EMBASE databases until the end of December 2016. Summary relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for associations between AAC and fracture risk were estimated with fixed- or random- effects models...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642879/aortic-arch-calcification-as-a-predictor-of-repeated-arteriovenous-fistula-failure-within-1-year-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Yit-Sheung Yap, Kai-Ting Ting, Wen-Che Chi, Cheng-Hao Lin, Yi-Chun Liu, Po-Lin Kuo, Wan-Long Chuang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to identify the factors associated with repeated arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure within 1-year, especially the impact of aortic arch calcification (AAC) on patency of AVF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively assessed chest radiography in hemodialysis patients who had undergone initial AVF. The extent of AAC was categorized into four grades (0-3). The association between AAC grade, other clinical variables, and repeated failure of AVF was then analyzed by binary logistic regression analysis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639934/first-description-of-methyltransferases-in-extensively-drug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-saudi-arabia
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Baha Abdalhamid, Nasreldin Elhadi, Samar Albunayan, Khaldoon Alsamman, Reem Aljindan
PURPOSE: The resistance determinants for carbapenems, fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides were characterized in 16 extensively drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (XDRKPN) strains collected from Saudi hospitals during 2014. METHODOLOGY: PCR and sequencing were used to detect: blaKPC, blaNDM, blaVIM, blaIMP-1,blaOXA-48, blaCTX-M, blaTEM, blaSHV and ampC for β-lactam resistance; qnrA, qnrB, qnrS, aac(6')-Ib-cr, qepA and mutations of gyrA and parC for fluoroquinolone resistance; and aacA4, aacC2, aadA1, aphA6, armA and rmtB for aminoglycoside resistance...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637225/characteristics-of-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-broiler-chickens-with-colibacillosis-in-commercial-farms-from-a-common-hatchery
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H Ozaki, Y Matsuoka, E Nakagawa, T Murase
To investigate the epidemiologic aspects of colibacillosis in broiler chickens, 83 Escherichia coli isolates obtained from the pericarditis and perihepatitis lesions in broiler chickens from 4 commercial farms, 5 isolates recovered from 5 samples of yolk sac contents that were pooled from 25 emaciated chicks, and 4 fecal isolates obtained from a hatchery that supplied chicks to the 4 commercial farms mentioned above were genetically and bacteriologically characterized. Using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), a total of 92 isolates were classified into 33 pulsotypes...
June 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637192/an-explorative-study-examining-augmentative-and-alternative-communication-training-in-the-field-of-music-therapy
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Anita L Gadberry, Alison Sweeney
Background: Music therapists work with many people who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). As communication goals are central to music therapy practice, many music therapists would benefit from training in AAC. Objective: The purpose of this survey study was to determine the state of AAC education for music therapists at the university level, how AAC is being used in music therapy sessions, and how practicing music therapists are trained in AAC...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Music Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636609/genomic-and-phenotypic-characterisation-of-fluoroquinolone-resistance-mechanisms-in-enterobacteriaceae-in-durban-south-africa
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John Osei Sekyere, Daniel Gyamfi Amoako
Resistance to fluoroquinolones (FQ) is being increasingly reported and found to be mediated by efflux pumps, plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance genes (PMQR) and mutations in gyrA, gyrB, parC and parE. However, studies reporting on FQ resistance mechanisms (FQRM), particularly in Africa, are focused mostly on Salmonella. This study used a whole-genome-based approach to describe FQRM in forty-eight clinical Enterobacteriaceae isolates comprising of Klebsiella pneumoniae (n = 21), Serratia marcescens (n = 12), Enterobacter spp...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633531/the-effectiveness-of-aided-augmented-input-techniques-for-persons-with-developmental-disabilities-a-systematic-review
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Anna A Allen, Ralf W Schlosser, Kristofer L Brock, Howard C Shane
When working with individuals with little or no functional speech, clinicians often recommend that communication partners use the client's augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device when speaking to the client. This is broadly known as "augmented input" and is thought to enhance the client's learning of language form and content. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the effects of augmented input on communication outcomes in persons with developmental disabilities and persons with childhood apraxia of speech who use aided AAC...
June 21, 2017: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620888/design-of-isoniazid-smart-nanogel-by-gamma-radiation-induced-template-polymerization-for-biomedical-application
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Samia M Omar, Nabila A Maziad, Nourhan M El-Tantawy
PURPOSE: Preparation of Isoniazid (INH) loaded nanogel particles using gamma radiation as safe, simple, cheap and reproducible technique for promoting mycobacterial killing in a lower-dose system aiming in developing of drug resistance. METHODS: Polymeric pH-sensitive nanogels were prepared by gamma radiation-induced polymerization of Acrylic acid (AAc) or Itaconic acid (IA), in aqueous solution of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), as template polymer. The prepared nanogels were utilized for encapsulation of INH...
June 15, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619611/an-insight-into-selection-specificity-of-quinolone-resistance-determinants-within-enterobacteriaceae-family
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Nivedita Dasgupta, Deepjyoti Paul, Debadatta DharChanda, Birson Ingti, Dibyojyoti Bhattacharjee, Atanu Chakravarty, Amitabha Bhattacharjee
OBJECTIVES: Quinolone antimicrobials are frequently misused due to self-medication and suboptimal dose administration, leading to the development of resistance as well as treatment failure. The present study aimed to characterise plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) determinants and their genetic selection in the presence of quinolone stress within members of the Enterobacteriaceae. METHODS: A total of 209 non-duplicate Enterobacteriaceae isolates were collected from hospital and community health centres over the period July 2013 to June 2014...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619137/determinants-of-virulence-and-of-resistance-to-ceftiofur-gentamicin-and-spectinomycin-in-clinical-escherichia-coli-from-broiler-chickens-in-qu%C3%A3-bec-canada
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Gabhan Chalmers, Ashley C Cormier, Marie Nadeau, Geneviève Côté, Richard J Reid-Smith, Patrick Boerlin
Antimicrobials are frequently used for the prevention of avian colibacillosis, with gentamicin used for this purpose in Québec until 2003. Ceftiofur was also used similarly, but voluntarily withdrawn in 2005 due to increasing resistance. Spectinomycin-lincomycin was employed as a replacement, but ceftiofur use was partially reinstated in 2007 until its definitive ban by the poultry industry in 2014. Gentamicin resistance frequency increased during the past decade in clinical Escherichia coli isolates from broiler chickens in Québec, despite this antimicrobial no longer being used...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617614/effects-of-background-color-and-symbol-arrangement-cues-on-construction-of-multi-symbol-messages-by-young-children-without-disabilities-implications-for-aided-aac-design
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Jennifer J Thistle, Krista Wilkinson
Children whose speech does not meet their communication needs often benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The design of an AAC display may influence the child's ability to communicate effectively. The current study examined how symbol background color cues and symbol arrangement affected construction of multi-symbol messages using line-drawing symbols, by young children with typical development. Participants (N = 52) heard a spoken phrase matching a photograph and selected line drawings within a 4 × 4 array...
June 15, 2017: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617274/supporting-constructed-wetlands-in-p-removal-efficiency-from-surface-water
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Agnieszka Bus, Agnieszka Karczmarczyk
The research investigated the implementation of suspended reactive filters to support the phosphorus (P) removal efficiency of constructed wetlands (CWs). The reactive material (RM) used in this study was autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC). The laboratory experiment consists of four plastic boxes filled with the volume of 10 L of artificial P solution with three variants of RM mass to volume ratio: 1:1 (g:L), 5:1 (g:L), 10:1 (g:L), and the blind probe 0:1 (g:L) as a reference. AAC of different weights (10, 50 and 100 g) was wrapped in a filter bag, put into boxes, and suspended...
June 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614036/an-individualized-approach-to-the-evaluation-of-cushing-syndrome
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Susmeeta T Sharma
Cushing syndrome (CS) is caused by chronic exposure to excess glucocorticoids. Early recognition and treatment of hypercortisolemia can lead to decreased morbidity and mortality. The diagnosis of CS and thereafter, establishing the cause can often be difficult, especially in patients with mild and cyclic hypercortisolism. Surgical excision of the cause of excess glucocorticoids is the optimal treatment for CS. Medical therapy (steroidogenesis inhibitors, medications that decrease adrenocorticotropic hormone [ACTH] levels or glucocorticoid antagonists) and pituitary radiotherapy may be needed as adjunctive treatment modalities in patients with residual, recurrent or metastatic disease, in preparation for surgery, or when surgery is contraindicated...
June 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614035/personalized-care-of-patients-with-adrenocortical-carcinoma-a-comprehensive-approach
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Barbra S Miller, Tobias Else
A concerted effort has been made in the past decade to better differentiate benign from malignant adrenocortical tumors. Of those tumors found to be adrenocortical carcinomas (ACCs) and through the use of multiple modalities including biochemical, radiologic, and genomic analysis, significant strides have been made in understanding what drives ACC development, how various treatments may result in different outcomes, which ACCs are more likely to respond to various treatments, and overall prognosis. While most patients will have recurrence of their ACC and succumb to their disease, the disease course is highly variable; it is therefore imperative that each patient is treated with individualized attention paid to their particular ACC...
June 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612707/genetic-characteristic-of-class-1-integrons-in-proteus-mirabilis-isolates-from-urine-samples
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Chih-Ming Chen, Chih-Ho Lai, Hwa-Jene Wu, Lii-Tzu Wu
BACKGROUND: Proteus mirabilis is an opportunistic pathogen, commonly associated with complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs caused by multidrug-resistant Proteus mirabilis have increased worldwide. Multidrug-resistance of Gram-negative enteric bacteria is usually associated with class 1 integrons. PURPOSES: To investigate the prevalence and characterize gene cassettes of class 1 integrons in multidrug-resistant P. mirabilis Methods: From 2006 to 2008, 314 P...
June 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605961/species-distribution-antibiotic-resistance-and-virulence-traits-in-canine-and-feline-enterococci-in-tunisia
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Leila Ben Said, Raoudha Dziri, Nadia Sassi, Carmen Lozano, Karim Ben Slama, Imen Ouzari, Carmen Torres, Naouel Klibi
In order to investigate the possible role of dogs and cats in the carriage and potential dissemination of resistant enterococci, seventy faecal samples from dogs and cats were tested for enterococci. Fifty-eight enterococci were recovered. Isolates were identified as Enterococcus faecium (n = 31) and E. faecalis (n = 14) E. durans (n = 6), E. casseliflavus (n = 2), E. hirae and E. gallinarum (2 isolates each). Enterococcal isolates showed resistance to ciprofloxacin (n = 35), erythromycin (n = 31), tetracycline (n = 25), kanamycin (n = 15), streptomycin (n = 13), pristinamycin (n = 11), gentamicin (n = 10), chloramphenicol (n = 8), and linezolid (n = 6)...
June 2017: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605936/vascular-disease-and-kidney-stones-abdominal-aortic-calcifications-are-associated-with-low-urine-ph-and-hypocitraturia
#18
Nishant D Patel, Ryan D Ward, Juan Camilo Calle, Eric Remer, Manoj Monga
OBJECTIVE: Vascular calcifications are associated with nephrolithiasis. While studies have demonstrated correlations with vascular disease and calcium stones in kidney stone formers (KSF), an etiologic link has remained elusive. As a non-contrast CT scan (NCCT) is typically part of a stone evaluation, our objective was to evaluate the association of NCCT-based assessment of abdominal aortic calcifications (AAC) with 24-hour urine parameters and stone composition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 97 KSF were included with CT imaging and 24-hour urine studies...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597688/the-availability-and-accessibility-of-basic-concept-vocabulary-in-aac-software-a-preliminary-study
#19
Jillian H McCarthy, Ilsa Schwarz, Morgan Ashworth
Core vocabulary lists obtained through the analyses of children's utterances include a variety of basic concept words. Supporting young children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to develop their understanding and use of basic concepts is an area of practice that has important ramifications for successful communication in a classroom environment. This study examined the availability of basic concept words across eight frequently used, commercially available AAC language systems, iPad© applications, and symbol libraries used to create communication boards...
June 9, 2017: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586825/typical-toddlers-participation-in-just-in-time-programming-of-vocabulary-for-visual-scene-display-augmentative-and-alternative-communication-apps-on-mobile-technology-a-descriptive-study
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Christine Holyfield, Kathryn Drager, Janice Light, Jessica Gosnell Caron
Purpose: Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) promotes communicative participation and language development for young children with complex communication needs. However, the motor, linguistic, and cognitive demands of many AAC technologies restrict young children's operational use of and influence over these technologies. The purpose of the current study is to better understand young children's participation in programming vocabulary "just in time" on an AAC application with minimized demands...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
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