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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100811/the-molecular-speciation-of-soil-transmitted-helminth-eggs-collected-from-school-children-across-six-endemic-countries
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Santosh George, Peter Geldhof, Marco Albonico, Shaali M Ame, Jeffrey M Bethony, Dirk Engels, Zeleke Mekonnen, Antonio Montresor, Sopheak Hem, Louis-Albert Tchuem-Tchuenté, Nguyen Thu Huong, Gagandeep Kang, Jozef Vercruysse, Bruno Levecke
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs; Ascaris, Trichuris and hookworms) is traditionally based on the demonstration of eggs in stool using microscopic techniques. While molecular techniques are more appropriate to speciate STH species they are seldom applied. In this study we speciated STH eggs from stool using molecular techniques to gain insights into the distribution of both human and animal STH species in the human host. METHODS: We speciated 207 STH egg isolates from stool collected during the baseline survey of six drug efficacy trials conducted in Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Vietnam applying a PCR - restriction fragment length polymorphisms based approach...
January 18, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087397/elbow-locking-in-a-patient-with-a-congenital-radial-head-dislocation-case-report
#2
Hee-June Kim, Poong-Taek Kim, Hyun-Joo Lee, Maria Florencia Deslivia
Snapping elbow is a rare condition which has various possible causes such as impinged plica, annular ligament, or other extra-articular causes. We report a case of 15-year-old boy who had had snapping elbow and sudden onset flexion contracture of the elbow. Simple radiographs showed bilateral anterior dislocation of hypoplastic radial heads. Magnetic resonance images with the elbow extended as much as possible showed that the annular ligament hemmed the dislocated radial neck. By surgical incision of the annular ligament which checkreined the radial neck, the patients could regain full extension of the elbow...
January 10, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079300/assessing-the-accuracy-of-the-omron-hem-907xl-oscillometric-blood-pressure-measurement-device-in-patients-with-nondialytic-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jordana B Cohen, Tiffany C Wong, Bruce S Alpert, Raymond R Townsend
The OMRON HEM-907XL is a commercial oscillometric blood pressure (BP) monitor that was used in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), in which 28% of participants had chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study examined the accuracy of the monitor in nondialytic patients with CKD. Eighty-seven patients met inclusion criteria. The authors used a modified Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) protocol, with one observer recording measurements from the monitor and two blinded physicians obtaining simultaneous aneroid values by auscultation...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078884/construction-of-three-dimensional-hemin-functionalized-graphene-hydrogel-with-high-mechanical-stability-and-adsorption-capacity-for-enhancing-photodegradation-of-methylene-blue
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Yuewu Zhao, Yuanjian Zhang, Anran Liu, Zhenzhen Wei, Songqin Liu
A three-dimensional hemin-functionalized graphene hydrogel (Hem/GH) was prepared by a facile self-assembly approach. The as-prepared Hem/GH showed good mechanical strength with a storage modulus of 609-642 kPa and a high adsorption capacity to organic dye contaminants (341 mg g-1 for rhodamine B). Moreover, Hem/GH could be used as photosensitizer for photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes, and showed superior photodegradation activity of methylene blue (MB) with respect to the counterparts such as graphene hydrogel (GH) and commercial catalyst P25...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077416/platelet-secretion-is-crucial-to-prevent-bleeding-in-the-ischemic-brain-but-not-in-the-inflamed-skin-or-lung-in-mice
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Carsten Deppermann, Peter Kraft, Julia Volz, Michael K Schuhmann, Sarah Beck, Karen Wolf, David Stegner, Guido Stoll, Bernhard Nieswandt
Platelets maintain hemostasis after injury, but also during inflammation. Recent studies have shown that platelets prevent inflammatory bleeding through (hem)ITAM-dependent mechanisms irrespective of aggregation during skin and lung inflammation. While the exact mechanisms underlying this process remain unknown, it was speculated that mediators released from platelet granules might be involved. Maintaining cerebral hemostasis during stroke treatment is of high clinical relevance as hemorrhage may aggravate the disease state and increase mortality...
January 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073187/laparoscopic-heminephrectomy-for-benign-and-malignant-diseases-of-the-horseshoe-kidney
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Altug Tuncel, Anil Erkan, Mustafa Sofikerim, Murat Arslan, Yakup Kordan, Yigit Akin, Yilmaz Aslan
OBJECTIVES: In the current study, we present our pure laparoscopic heminephrectomy experience in 13 patients with horseshoe kidney (HK). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 13 patients with HK underwent pure laparoscopic heminephrectomy (Transperitoneal= 7, Retroperitoneal = 6) due to benign and malign renal conditions (non-functional hydronephrotic and/or infected kidney = 12, kidney mass = 1). RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 45.8 years...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067903/modulation-of-excitation-on-parvalbumin-interneurons-by-neuroligin-3-regulates-the-hippocampal-network
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Jai S Polepalli, Hemmings Wu, Debanjan Goswami, Casey H Halpern, Thomas C Südhof, Robert C Malenka
Hippocampal network activity is generated by a complex interplay between excitatory pyramidal cells and inhibitory interneurons. Although much is known about the molecular properties of excitatory synapses on pyramidal cells, comparatively little is known about excitatory synapses on interneurons. Here we show that conditional deletion of the postsynaptic cell adhesion molecule neuroligin-3 in parvalbumin interneurons causes a decrease in NMDA-receptor-mediated postsynaptic currents and an increase in presynaptic glutamate release probability by selectively impairing the inhibition of glutamate release by presynaptic Group III metabotropic glutamate receptors...
January 9, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067093/rotavirus-epidemiology-5-6-years-after-universal-rotavirus-vaccination-persistent-rotavirus-activity-in-older-children-and-elderly
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Jukka Markkula, Maria Hemming-Harlo, Marjo T Salminen, Carita Savolainen-Kopra, Jaana Pirhonen, Haider Al-Hello, Timo Vesikari
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus (RV) vaccination using RotaTeq(®) vaccine exclusively was introduced into Finnish National Immunization Program (NIP) in 2009, and soon reached high (≥90%) coverage. Since mid-2013, all stool samples from laboratory diagnosed cases of RV gastroenteritis in the entire country have been typed. METHODS: 364 RV positive stool samples collected from clinical laboratories over a 2-year period were G- and P-typed using RT-PCR, and the results were confirmed by sequencing...
January 9, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063569/prise-en-charge-des-fibromes-ut%C3%A3-rins-en-pr%C3%A3-sence-d-une-infertilit%C3%A3-autrement-inexpliqu%C3%A3-e
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Belina Carranza-Mamane, Jon Havelock, Robert Hemmings
OBJECTIF: Formuler des recommandations quant à la façon optimale d'assurer la prise en charge des fibromes dans le contexte de l'infertilité. Les options habituelles et novatrices de prise en charge des fibromes seront analysées en mettant l'accent sur leur applicabilité chez les femmes qui souhaitent obtenir une grossesse. OPTIONS: La prise en charge des fibromes chez les femmes qui souhaitent obtenir une grossesse met d'abord en jeu la documentation de la présence des fibromes en question et la détermination de la probabilité que ces derniers affectent le potentiel génésique...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061977/the-big-role-of-small-rnas-in-anxiety-and-stress-related-disorders
#10
S Malan-Müller, S M J Hemmings
In the study of complex, heterogeneous disorders, such as anxiety and stress-related disorders, epigenetic factors provide an additional level of heritable complexity. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small, noncoding RNAs that function as epigenetic modulators of gene expression by binding to target messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and subsequently blocking translation or accelerating their degradation. In light of their abundance in the central nervous system (CNS) and their involvement in synaptic plasticity and neuronal differentiation, miRNAs represent an exciting frontier to be explored in the etiology and treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056911/prospective-cohort-study-of-procalcitonin-levels-in-children-with-cancer-presenting-with-febrile-neutropenia
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Victoria Hemming, Adam D Jakes, Geoff Shenton, Bob Phillips
BACKGROUND: Febrile neutropenia (FNP) causes significant morbidity and mortality in children undergoing treatment for cancer. The development of clinical decision rules to help stratify risks in paediatric FNP patients and the use of inflammatory biomarkers to identify high risk patients is an area of recent research. This study aimed to assess if procalcitonin (PCT) levels could be used to help diagnose or exclude severe infection in children with cancer who present with febrile neutropenia, both as a single measurement and in addition to previously developed clinical decision rules...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056904/body-weight-status-of-school-adolescents-in-terengganu-malaysia-a-population-baseline-study
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Aryati Ahmad, Nurzaime Zulaily, Nor Saidah Abdul Manan, Mohd Razif Shahril, Sharifah Wajihah Wafa Syed Saadun Tarek Wafa, Rahmah Mohd Amin, Engku Fadzli Hasan Syed Abdullah, Amran Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Body weight is highly associated with overall health status. Being severely thin or obese may impose the risk of many health problems. Early detection of body mass index (BMI) status may help to reduce the associated comorbidities. Although many studies in the literature have investigated the BMI of school adolescents in Malaysia, the data on status of body weight among school adolescents in suburban states like Terengganu is limited. This study aimed to describe the body weight status of the whole population of school adolescents in all seven districts in Terengganu, Malaysia...
January 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052810/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-surgical-options-for-the-management-of-anterior-and-or-posterior-vaginal-wall-prolapse-two-randomised-controlled-trials-within-a-comprehensive-cohort-study-results-from-the-prospect-study
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Cathryn Glazener, Suzanne Breeman, Andrew Elders, Christine Hemming, Kevin Cooper, Robert Freeman, Anthony Smith, Suzanne Hagen, Isobel Montgomery, Mary Kilonzo, Dwayne Boyers, Alison McDonald, Gladys McPherson, Graeme MacLennan, John Norrie
BACKGROUND: The use of mesh in prolapse surgery is controversial, leading to a number of enquiries into its safety and efficacy. OBJECTIVE: To compare synthetic non-absorbable mesh inlay, biological graft and mesh kit with a standard repair in terms of clinical effectiveness, adverse effects, quality of life (QoL), costs and cost-effectiveness. DESIGN: Two randomised controlled trials within a comprehensive cohort (CC) study. Allocation was by a remote web-based randomisation system in a 1 :1 : 1 ratio (Primary trial) or 1 : 1 : 2 ratio (Secondary trial), and was minimised on age, type of prolapse repair planned, need for a concomitant continence procedure, need for a concomitant upper vaginal prolapse procedure and surgeon...
December 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039233/a-global-vision-for-the-british-journal-of-anaesthesia
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H C Hemmings
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031779/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-plasma-levels-and-premature-cognitive-impairment-dementia-in-type-2-diabetes
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Blanca Murillo Ortíz, Joel Ramírez Emiliano, Edna Ramos-Rodríguez, Sandra Martínez-Garza, Hilda Macías-Cervantes, Sergio Solorio-Meza, Texar Alfonso Pereyra-Nobara
AIM: To assess the relationship of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) with cognitive impairment in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The study included 40 patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2), 37 patients with chronic kidney disease in hem dialysis hemodialysis therapy (HD) and 40 healthy subjects. BDNF in serum was quantified by ELISA. The Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination was used to evaluate cognitive impairment. RESULTS: The patients with DM2 and the patients in HD were categorized into two groups, with cognitive impairment and without cognitive impairment...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031177/dmrt5-together-with-dmrt3-directly-controls-hippocampus-development-and-neocortical-area-map-formation
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Sarah De Clercq, Marc Keruzore, Elodie Desmaris, Charlotte Pollart, Stavroula Assimacopoulos, Julie Preillon, Sabrina Ascenzo, Clinton K Matson, Melody Lee, Xinsheng Nan, Meng Li, Yasushi Nakagawa, Tino Hochepied, David Zarkower, Elizabeth A Grove, Eric J Bellefroid
Mice that are constitutively null for the zinc finger doublesex and mab-3 related (Dmrt) gene, Dmrt5/Dmrta2, show a variety of patterning abnormalities in the cerebral cortex, including the loss of the cortical hem, a powerful cortical signaling center. In conditional Dmrt5 gain of function and loss of function mouse models, we generated bidirectional changes in the neocortical area map without affecting the hem. Analysis indicated that DMRT5, independent of the hem, directs the rostral-to-caudal pattern of the neocortical area map...
December 27, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025886/comparative-analysis-of-the-rats-gut-microbiota-composition-in-animals-with-different-ginsenosides-metabolizing-activity
#17
Wei-Wei Dong, Fang-Ling Xuan, Fei-Liang Zhong, Jun Jiang, Songquan Wu, Donghao Li, Lin-Hu Quan
Following oral intake of Panax ginseng, major ginsenosides are metabolized to deglycosylated ginsenosides by gut microbiota before absorption into the blood. As the composition of gut microbiota varies between individuals, metabolic activities are significantly different. We selected 6 rats with low efficiency metabolism (LEM) and 6 rats with high efficiency metabolism (HEM) from 60 rats following oral administration of Panax ginseng extract, and analyzed their gut microbiota composition using Illumina HiSeq sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013455/laparoscopic-appendectomy-hem-o-lok-versus-endoloop-in-stump-closure
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Andrea Lucchi, Pierluigi Berti, Michele Grassia, Luca Maria Siani, Carlo Gabbianelli, Gianluca Garulli
There are several techniques described to close the appendicular stump during laparoscopic appendectomy. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and usefulness of the Hem-o-lok clip for the closure of appendicular stump, comparing these data with those concerning the endo-loop. We conducted a retrospective study that compared two groups of patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy from 2010 to 2015 at our institution. We used the Endoloop to close the stump in the first group (group I) and the Hem-o-lok in the second group (group II)...
December 24, 2016: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011245/comment-on-the-article-investigation-of-fluorescence-resonance-energy-transfer-between-fluorescein-and-rhodamine-6g
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Neeraj Kumar Joshi, Sanjay Pant, Hem Chandra Joshi
In this comment we, report the missing of relevant literature regarding Forster energy transfer (FRET) between fluorescein and rhodamine 6G in a recent paper (Spectrochim. Acta A, 149 (2015) 143-149). In this paper, the authors claim that "a new FRET pair" has been identified, which is absolutely incorrect. In fact, studies on FRET in this dye pair under different conditions have been done earlier. Further, the estimated critical transfer distance may have uncertainty because of donor quantum yield which is not clarified in the paper...
November 24, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010994/pelvic-floor-muscle-training-for-secondary-prevention-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-prevprol-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
#20
Suzanne Hagen, Cathryn Glazener, Doreen McClurg, Christine Macarthur, Andrew Elders, Peter Herbison, Don Wilson, Philip Toozs-Hobson, Christine Hemming, Jean Hay-Smith, Marissa Collins, Sylvia Dickson, Janet Logan
BACKGROUND: Pelvic floor muscle training can reduce prolapse severity and symptoms in women seeking treatment. We aimed to assess whether this intervention could also be effective in secondary prevention of prolapse and the need for future treatment. METHODS: We did this multicentre, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial at three centres in New Zealand and the UK. Women from a longitudinal study of pelvic floor function after childbirth were potentially eligible for inclusion...
December 20, 2016: Lancet
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