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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805020/evaluation-of-bovine-viral-diarrhoea-virus-control-strategies-in-dairy-herds-in-hokkaido-japan-using-stochastic-modelling
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S Sekiguchi, P Presi, R Omori, K Staerk, M Schuppers, N Isoda, Y Yoshikawa, T Umemura, H Nakayama, Y Fujii, Y Sakoda
Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) infection in cattle can result in growth retardation, reduced milk production, reproductive disorders and death. Persistently infected animals are the primary source of infection. In Hokkaido, Japan, all cattle entering shared pastures in summer are vaccinated before movement for disease control. Additionally, these cattle may be tested for BVDV and culled if positive. However, the effectiveness of this control strategy aiming to reduce the number of BVDV-infected animals has not been assessed...
August 14, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804909/evaluation-of-clinical-laboratory-imaging-findings-and-outcome-in-99-dogs-with-leptospirosis
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S Knöpfler, A Mayer-Scholl, E Luge, R Klopfleisch, A D Gruber, K Nöckler, B Kohn
OBJECTIVE: To report clinical, laboratory and diagnostic imaging features and prognostic factors in dogs with leptospirosis from North-East Germany. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of dogs diagnosed with leptospirosis from 2006 to 2013 were evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS: The study included 99 dogs. At initial presentation, the most common clinical signs were lethargy (96%), anorexia (88%), vomiting (85%), painful abdomen (39%), diarrhoea (38%), oliguria (27%) and tachypnoea (26%)...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803163/-hirschsprung-associated-enterocolitis-observational-study-in-a-paediatric-emergency-care-unit
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Margarita Sellers, Clara Udaondo, Bárbara Moreno, Gonzalo Martínez-Alés, Jesús Díez, Leopoldo Martínez, María de Ceano-Vivas
INTRODUCTION: Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in infants with Hirschsprung's disease. The fact that the symptoms are so variable and unspecific leads to a slow or incorrect diagnosis. The purpose of this study is to identify clinical factors associated with the diagnosis, as well as to evaluate the subsequent management of children with suspected Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis in a paediatric emergency department. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study was conducted on patients with Hirschsprung's disease who were seen in a paediatric emergency department between April 2011 and November 2015 due to clinical symptoms compatible with enterocolitis...
August 9, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801777/an-internally-validated-new-clinical-and-inflammation-based-prognostic-score-for-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-sorafenib
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R Diaz-Beveridge, G Bruixola, D Lorente, J Caballero, E Rodrigo, Á Segura, D Akhoundova, A Giménez, J Aparicio
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is a standard treatment for patients (pts) with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (aHCC), although the clinical benefit is heterogeneous between different pts groups. Among novel prognostic factors, a low baseline neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (bNLR) and early-onset diarrhoea have been linked with a better prognosis. PURPOSE: To identify prognostic factors in pts with aHCC treated with 1st-line sorafenib and to develop a new prognostic score to guide management...
August 11, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800861/ipatasertib-plus-paclitaxel-versus-placebo-plus-paclitaxel-as-first-line-therapy-for-metastatic-triple-negative-breast-cancer-lotus-a-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
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Sung-Bae Kim, Rebecca Dent, Seock-Ah Im, Marc Espié, Sibel Blau, Antoinette R Tan, Steven J Isakoff, Mafalda Oliveira, Cristina Saura, Matthew J Wongchenko, Amy V Kapp, Wai Y Chan, Stina M Singel, Daniel J Maslyar, José Baselga
BACKGROUND: The oral AKT inhibitor ipatasertib is being investigated in cancers with a high prevalence of PI3K/AKT pathway activation, including triple-negative breast cancer. The LOTUS trial investigated the addition of ipatasertib to paclitaxel as first-line therapy for triple-negative breast cancer. METHODS: In this randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, phase 2 trial, women aged 18 years or older with measurable, inoperable, locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer previously untreated with systemic therapy were recruited from 44 hospitals in South Korea, the USA, France, Spain, Taiwan, Singapore, Italy, and Belgium...
August 8, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800747/bovine-cryptosporidiosis-impact-host-parasite-interaction-and-control-strategies
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Sarah Thomson, Carly A Hamilton, Jayne C Hope, Frank Katzer, Neil A Mabbott, Liam J Morrison, Elisabeth A Innes
Gastrointestinal disease caused by the apicomplexan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum is one of the most important diseases of young ruminant livestock, particularly neonatal calves. Infected animals may suffer from profuse watery diarrhoea, dehydration and in severe cases death can occur. At present, effective therapeutic and preventative measures are not available and a better understanding of the host-pathogen interactions is required. Cryptosporidium parvum is also an important zoonotic pathogen causing severe disease in people, with young children being particularly vulnerable...
August 11, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797329/novel-plasmid-mediated-colistin-resistance-mcr-4-gene-in-salmonella-and-escherichia-coli-italy-2013-spain-and-belgium-2015-to-2016
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Alessandra Carattoli, Laura Villa, Claudia Feudi, Ludovica Curcio, Serenella Orsini, Andrea Luppi, Giovanni Pezzotti, Chiara Francesca Magistrali
A novel mcr colistin resistance gene was identified in a strain of Salmonella enterica, monophasic variant of serovar Typhimurium (4,5,12:i:- ), isolated from a pig at slaughter in Italy in 2013, and in Escherichia coli strains collected during routine diagnostic of post-weaning diarrhoea in pigs from Spain and Belgium in 2015 and 2016. Immediate implementation of mcr-screening including this novel gene variant is required for Salmonella and E. coli from humans and food-producing animals in Europe.
August 3, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794894/swine-enteric-colibacillosis-diagnosis-therapy-and-antimicrobial-resistance
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REVIEW
Andrea Luppi
Intestinal infection with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is an important disease in swine resulting in significant economic losses. Knowledge about the epidemiology, the diagnostic approach and methods of control are of fundamental importance to tackle the disease. The ETEC causing neonatal colibacillosis mostly carry the fimbriae F4 (k88), F5 (k99), F6 (987P) or F41, while the ETEC of post-weaning diarrhoea carry the fimbriae F4 (k88) and F18. These fimbriae adhere to specific receptors on porcine intestinal brush border epithelial cells (enterocytes), starting the process of enteric infection...
2017: Porcine Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794097/diagnostic-delay-in-canadian-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-is-more-common-in-crohn-s-disease-and-associated-with-decreased-height
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Amanda Ricciuto, Jennifer R Fish, Diane E Tomalty, Nicholas Carman, Eileen Crowley, Cynthia Popalis, Aleixo Muise, Thomas D Walters, Anne M Griffiths, Peter C Church
OBJECTIVES: To determine time to diagnosis in a paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) cohort and the relative contribution of the component intervals, and to identify factors associated with diagnostic delay. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study SETTING: Single-centre study including children with incident IBD at the Hospital for Sick Children diagnosed between December 2013 and December 2015. INTERVENTIONS: Time to diagnosis and its subintervals were determined and patient, disease and institutional factors were tested for associations...
August 9, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793016/rotavirus-genotypes-as-etiological-agents-of-diarrhoea-in-general-populations-of-two-geographic-regions-of-brazil
#10
Marcel Leite, Rita de Cássia Compagnoli Carmona, Emerson Carraro, Aripuanã Sakurada Aranha Watanabe, Celso Francisco Hernandes Granato
Rotavirus is the main global cause of severe childhood diarrhoea among children. In 2006, Rotarix® (G1P[8]) was introduced into Brazil's National Immunization Program. The vaccine coverage rate was 84.4% in 2009. Evidences of increasing G2P[4] after 2006 opened up the discussion about the vaccine effectiveness to non-G1 strains. The aim of this study was to identify the circulating rotavirus genotypes in two Brazilian regions during 2009. A total of 223 positive samples by immunochromatography and latex agglutination assay from the Northeast (Bahia/Pernambuco States) and Southeast (São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro States) regions were included in the study...
2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791178/kelp-and-dolphin-gulls-cause-perineal-wounds-in-south-american-fur-seal-pups-arctocephalus-australis-at-guafo-island-chilean-patagonia
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Mauricio Seguel, Francisco Muñoz, Felipe Montalva, Diego Perez-Venegas, Héctor Pavés, Nicole Gottdenker
During five reproductive seasons, we documented the presence, extent and origin of perineal wounds in South American fur seal pups (Arctocephalus australis) on Guafo Island, Northern Chilean Patagonia. The seasonal prevalence of perineal wounds ranged from 5 to 9%, and new cases were more common at the end of the breeding season (February), when pups were on average two months old and were actively expelling hookworms (Uncinaria sp). Histologically, wounds corresponded to marked ulcerative lymphoplasmacytic and histiocytic dermatitis with granulation tissue and mixed bacterial colonies...
July 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789627/using-lot-quality-assurance-sampling-to-assess-access-to-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-services-in-a-refugee-camp-setting-in-south-sudan-a-feasibility-study
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Elizabeth Harding, Colin Beckworth, Jean-Francois Fesselet, Annick Lenglet, Richard Lako, Joseph J Valadez
BACKGROUND: Humanitarian agencies working in refugee camp settings require rapid assessment methods to measure the needs of the populations they serve. Due to the high level of dependency of refugees, agencies need to carry out these assessments. Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) is a method commonly used in development settings to assess populations living in a project catchment area to identify their greatest needs. LQAS could be well suited to serve the needs of refugee populations, but it has rarely been used in humanitarian settings...
August 8, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782325/gastrointestinal-leishmaniasis-in-non-endemic-region
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Sujeet Raina, Rashmi Kaul Raina, Anita Bodh, Baldev Singh Rana, Rajesh Sharma
We report a case of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in an immunocompetent native from non-endemic region of India that presented with chronic diarrhoea. VL was not a differential diagnosis and was unexpectedly diagnosed as intestinal leishmaniasis through the identification of the Leishman-Donovan (LD) bodies in duodenal and colonic mucosa. The patient expired before receiving antileishmanial therapy.
June 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780889/cluster-analysis-of-the-clinical-histories-of-cattle-affected-with-bovine-anaemia-associated-with-theileria-orientalis-ikeda-type-infection
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K E Lawrence, S F Forsyth, B Vaatstra, A M J McFadden, D J Pulford, R Govindaraju, W E Pomroy
AIM: To determine the most commonly used words in the clinical histories of animals naturally infected with Theileria orientalis Ikeda type; whether these words differed between cases categorised by age, farm type or haematocrit (HCT), and if there was any clustering of the common words in relation to these categories. METHODS: Clinical histories were transcribed for 605 cases of bovine anaemia associated with T. orientalis (TABA), that were submitted to laboratories with blood samples which tested positive for T...
August 6, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780531/assessing-the-effects-of-weekly-preweaning-health-scores-on-dairy-calf-mortality-and-productivity-parameters-cohort-study
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Sophie Anne Mahendran, Richard Booth, Lies Beekhuis, Al Manning, Tania Blackmore, Arne Vanhoudt, Nick Bell
A longitudinal cohort study was conducted to follow the health of 787 calves from one UK dairy farm over a two-and-a-half-year period. Weekly health scores were gathered using a modified version of the Wisconsin Calf Scoring system (which did not record ear position) until calves were eight weeks of age, combined with data on colostral passive transfer, mortality, age at first conception and 305-day milk yield. High morbidity levels were detected, with 87 per cent of calves experiencing at least one clinically significant event (diarrhoea, pyrexia, pneumonia, nasal or ocular discharge, navel ill or joint ill)...
August 5, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776228/symptoms-and-risk-factors-of-cryptosporidium-hominis-infection-in-children-data-from-a-large-waterborne-outbreak-in-sweden
#16
Sara Adler, Micael Widerström, Johan Lindh, Mikael Lilja
Cryptosporidium is a major cause of diarrheal disease worldwide. In developing countries, this infection is endemic and in children, associated with growth faltering and cognitive function deficits, with the most severe impact on those aged <2 years. Little has been reported about symptoms and risk factors for children in industrialized countries, although the disease incidence is increasing in such regions. In November 2010, a large waterborne outbreak of C. hominis occurred in the city of Östersund in Sweden...
August 4, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774885/prebiotic-galacto-oligosaccharides-mitigate-the-adverse-effects-of-iron-fortification-on-the-gut-microbiome-a-randomised-controlled-study-in-kenyan-infants
#17
Daniela Paganini, Mary A Uyoga, Guus A M Kortman, Colin I Cercamondi, Diego Moretti, Tanja Barth-Jaeggi, Clarissa Schwab, Jos Boekhorst, Harro M Timmerman, Christophe Lacroix, Simon Karanja, Michael B Zimmermann
OBJECTIVE: Iron-containing micronutrient powders (MNPs) reduce anaemia in African infants, but the current high iron dose (12.5 mg/day) may decrease gut Bifidobacteriaceae and Lactobacillaceae, and increase enteropathogens, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections (RTIs). We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a new MNP formula with prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) combined with a low dose (5 mg/day) of highly bioavailable iron. DESIGN: In a 4-month, controlled, double-blind trial, we randomised Kenyan infants aged 6...
August 3, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771949/synbiotic-approaches-to-human-health-and-well-being
#18
Thomas Gurry
Synbiotics refer to combinations of probiotics and prebiotics that act synergistically to confer health benefits to the host. As a therapeutic strategy, they provide a gentle yet powerful method for modulating the composition and metabolic output of the human gut microbiota. In the context of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, synbiotics have the potential to act as cost-effective prophylactic measures against a variety of human ailments, ranging from infant diarrhoea to metabolic and inflammatory diseases in adults, by maintaining commensal microbial communities and metabolic networks that are conducive to human health...
August 3, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771158/water-sanitation-and-hygiene-practice-and-associated-factors-among-hiv-infected-people-in-arba-minch-town-southern-ethiopia
#19
Desta Haftu, Gebrekiros Gebremichael, Desalegn Ajema, Genet Gedamu, Eskezyiaw Agedew
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected people have substantially greater need for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Many opportunistic infections cause high morbidity and mortality in people living with HIV (PLHIV) than in immune competent populations. The objective of the study was to assess WASH practices and associated factors among PLHIV. A cross-sectional study design was conducted. Bivariate and multivariate logistic model was employed. According to this study, 97 (23.5%) of the households have unimproved water status, 221 (53...
August 2017: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770976/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Christopher Eccleston, Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Brian Anderson, Nick Mr Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as important...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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