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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732151/patients-attitudes-and-experiences-of-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-spondyloarthritis-a-qualitative-synthesis
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Ayano Kelly, Kathleen Tymms, David J Tunnicliffe, Daniel Sumpton, Chandima Perera, Kieran Fallon, Jonathan C Craig, Walter Abhayaratna, Allison Tong
OBJECTIVES: Non-adherence to disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthritis (SpA) results in increased disease activity and symptoms and poorer quality of life. We aimed to describe patients' attitudes and experiences of DMARDs in RA and SpA to inform strategies to improve medication adherence. METHODS: Databases (MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, CINAHL) were searched to January 2016. Thematic synthesis was used to analyze the findings...
July 21, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729209/clonal-spread-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-t6065-cc5-sccmecv-agrii-in-a-libyan-hospital
#2
Monia Khemiri, Ali Akrout Alhusain, Mohamed Salah Abbassi, Houyem El Ghaieb, Sofia Santos Costa, Adriana Belas, Constança Pomba, Salah Hammami
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterize 32 MRSA isolates recovered from wound specimens of patients in a Hospital in Tripoli, Libya, during 2013. METHODS: MRSA isolates were characterized by determining their antibiotic susceptibilities, genes encoding antibiotic resistance and virulence factors, the SCCmec class, agr type, spa typing, PFGE and MLST. RESULTS: PFGE and MLST revealed that all isolates were clonal and belonged to the Clonal Complex 5 (CC5)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729204/characterization-of-clinical-isolates-oxacillin-susceptible-meca-positive-staphylococcus-aureus-os-mrsa-in-china-from-2009-2014
#3
Yunjia Song, Lanqing Cui, Yuan Lv, Yun Li, Feng Xue
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate the prevalence and molecular characteristics of clinical oxacillin-susceptible mecA-positive Staphylococcus aureus (OS-MRSA) isolates in China from July 2009 to June 2014. METHODS: A total of 2,068 non-duplicated Staphylococcus aureus isolates were collected from 21 hospitals and the susceptibility test were performed by agar dilution method. All the OS-MRSA strains were screened for the presence of the mecA, mecC and nuc gene as well as Panton-Valentine leucocidin gene(PVL)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725415/seed-production-areas-for-the-global-restoration-challenge
#4
Paul G Nevill, Sean Tomlinson, Carole P Elliott, Erin K Espeland, Kingsley W Dixon, David J Merritt
Wild-collected seed can no longer meet global demand in restoration. Dedicated Seed Production Areas (SPA) for restoration are needed and these require application of ecological, economic, and population-genetic science. SPA design and construction must embrace the ecological sustainability principles of restoration.
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722566/molecular-epidemiology-of-staphylococcus-aureus-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-the-lao-people-s-democratic-republic
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Alicia D Yeap, Kate Woods, David A B Dance, Bruno Pichon, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Viengmon Davong, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Paul N Newton, Nandini Shetty, Angela M Kearns
This is the first report of the molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus from skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in Laos. We selected a random sample of 96 S. aureus SSTI isolates received by the Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, between July 2012 and June 2014, including representation from seven referral hospitals. Isolates underwent susceptibility testing by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute methods, spa typing and DNA microarray analysis, with whole genome sequencing for rare lineages...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721093/gout-mimicking-spondyloarthritis-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Wenji Chen, Yanyan Wang, Yan Li, Zheng Zhao, Lixia Feng, Jian Zhu, Jianglin Zhang, Feng Huang
Gout is clinically characterized by episodes of monoarthritis, which not only typically affects the peripheral joints but also occasionally affect the axial joint, such as the sacroiliac joint (SIJ), and often mimics spondyloarthritis (SpA). Two cases of gout mimicking SpA are presented in the current paper. One patient was a 32-year-old man with a history of asymmetrical oligoarthritis of ankle and metatarsophalangeal joints (MTPJ). He had left gluteal pain for 2 weeks. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed the bone erosion of the left SIJ...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720292/serotypes-and-spa-types-of-erysipelothrix-rhusiopathiae-isolates-from-british-pigs-1987-to-2015
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Mark McNeil, Priscilla F Gerber, Jill Thomson, Susanna Williamson, Tanja Opriessnig
Erysipelothrix spp. cause a range of clinical signs in pigs and at least 28 different Erysipelothrix spp. serotypes have been identified. In this study, 128 isolates of Erysipelothrix spp. from pigs in Great Britain from 1987 to 2015 were characterised by serotyping and multiplex real time PCR assays targeting the surface protective antigen (Spa) and the main genotypes (Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Erysipelothrix tonsillarum and Erysipelothrix spp. strain 2). All 128 British isolates were characterised as E...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712505/long-term-evaluation-of-single-puncture-temporomandibular-joint-arthrocentesis-in-patients-with-unilateral-temporomandibular-disorders
#8
M F Şentürk, D Yıldırım, E Bilgir, Y Fındık, T Baykul
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term effects of the single-puncture arthrocentesis (SPA) technique. Forty-two patients with unilateral temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs) were treated by SPA. Thirty-eight of these patients completed 1-24 months of follow-up (short-term group) and 21 completed 11 months or longer of follow-up (long-term group). The two groups were evaluated statistically for pain (visual analogue scale), maximum mouth opening, lateral excursion, and protrusion. Both follow-up duration groups showed significant improvements when compared to baseline levels for almost all of the outcome variables (P<0...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711561/sensory-processing-disorder-in-preterm-infants-during-early-childhood-and-relationships-to-early-neurobehavior
#9
Justin Ryckman, Claudia Hilton, Cynthia Rogers, Roberta Pineda
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants are exposed to a variety of sensory stimuli that they are not developmentally prepared to handle, which puts them at risk for developing a sensory processing disorder. However, the patterns and predictors of sensory processing disorder and their relationship to early behavior at term equivalent age are poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study are to: 1) describe the incidence of sensory processing disorder in preterm infants at four to six years of age, 2) define medical and sociodemographic factors that relate to sensory processing disorder, and 3) explore relationships between early neurobehavior at term equivalent age and sensory processing disorder at age four to six years...
July 13, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710350/environmental-surveillance-identifies-multiple-introductions-of-mrsa-cc398-in-an-equine-veterinary-hospital-in-the-uk-2011-2016
#10
Alessio Bortolami, Nicola J Williams, Catherine M McGowan, Padraig G Kelly, Debra C Archer, Michela Corrò, Gina Pinchbeck, Christine J Saunders, Dorina Timofte
Bacterial environmental and surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance was implemented from 2011-2016 in a UK Equine Referral Veterinary Hospital and identified 81 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates. A cluster of MRSA SSIs occurred in early 2016 with the isolates confirmed as ST398 by multilocus sequence typing (MLST), which prompted retrospective analysis of all MRSA isolates obtained from the environment (n = 62), SSIs (n = 13) and hand plates (n = 6) in the past five years...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708262/characterization-of-spac-type-erysipelothrix-sp-isolates-causing-systemic-disease-in-ornamental-fish
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E K Pomaranski, S R Reichley, R Yanong, J Shelley, D B Pouder, J C Wolf, K V Kenelty, B Van Bonn, F Oliaro, B Byrne, K A Clothier, M J Griffin, A C Camus, E Soto
Since 2012, low-to-moderate mortality associated with an Erysipelothrix sp. bacterium has been reported in ornamental fish. Histological findings have included facial cellulitis, necrotizing dermatitis and myositis, and disseminated coelomitis with abundant intralesional Gram-positive bacterial colonies. Sixteen Erysipelothrix sp. isolates identified phenotypically as E. rhusiopathiae were recovered from diseased cyprinid and characid fish. Similar clinical and histological changes were also observed in zebrafish, Danio rerio, challenged by intracoelomic injection...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705431/-effect-of-intermittent-variable-intensity-exercise-on-qt-variation-and-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death-among-cameroonian-school-adolescents
#12
E C Bika Lele, M N Pepouomi, A Temfemo, J Mekoulou, P Assomo Ndemba, S H Mandengue
INTRODUCTION: Several cases of sudden deaths are observed among students practicing sport and physical activity (SPA). Just few studies have been carried out on the variation of the QT (interval) and risk of sudden death during sporting exercises. AIM: To determine the effect of variable intermittent stress intensity on the variation of QT and the risk of sudden cardiac death. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Form 4, lower sixth and upper sixth students were recruited from a high school in Douala (Cameroon)...
July 10, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704770/detection-of-oncogenic-viruses-in-water-environments-by-a-luminex-based-multiplex-platform-for-high-throughput-screening-of-infectious-agents
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P Di Bonito, M Iaconelli, T Gheit, M Tommasino, S Della Libera, L Bonadonna, G La Rosa
Recent studies documented the detection of viruses strongly associated with human cancer in urban sewages and other water environments worldwide. The aim of this study was to estimate the occurrence of human oncogenic viruses in environmental samples (sewage, river, marine, and pool/spa water) using highly sensitive and specific multiplex bead-based assays (Luminex technology). A total of 33 samples were analysed for 140 oncogenic viral agents, including mucosal and cutaneous human papillomaviruses (HPVs), human polyomaviruses (HPyV), human herpesviruses (HHV) and mouse mammary tumour virus (MMTV)...
July 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704546/epidemiology-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-a-burn-unit-of-a-tertiary-care-center-in-ghana
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Nana Ama Amissah, Lieke van Dam, Anthony Ablordey, Opoku-Ware Ampomah, Isaac Prah, Caitlin S Tetteh, Tjip S van der Werf, Alexander W Friedrich, John W Rossen, Jan Maarten van Dijl, Ymkje Stienstra
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, hospitalized burn victims are at high risk of nosocomial infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Risk factors include poor infection control practices, prolonged hospitalisation and limited capacity for laboratory microbiological analyses. These problems are compounded by widespread use of antibiotics that drives the spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria. METHODS: During the study period (November 2014-June 2015), nasal and invasive S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698330/clinical-characteristics-of-importance-to-outcome-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-protocol-for-a-prospective-descriptive-and-exploratory-cohort-study
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Rikke Asmussen Andreasen, Lars Erik Kristensen, Torkell Ellingsen, Robin Christensen, Xenofon Baraliakos, Jimmi Wied, Claus Aalykke, Thomas Ulstrup, Berit Schiøttz-Christensen, Hans Christian Horn, Amir Emamifar, Bent Duerlund, Lars Fischer, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen
INTRODUCTION: Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is a heterogeneous spectrum of rheumatic diseases with either predominantly axial inflammatory symptoms of the spine and sacroiliac joints or predominantly peripheral arthritis. The two main entities of axial SpA (axSpA) are ankylosing spondylitis or non-radiographic axSpA (nr-axSpA). Tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitors have revolutionised the treatment of patients with axSpA who failed to respond to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693033/axial-involvement-according-to-asas-criteria-in-an-observational-psoriatic-arthritis-cohort
#16
Pedro David Carvalho, Florencia Savy, Carmen Moragues, Xavier Juanola, Jesus Rodriguez-Moreno
The definition of axial involvement in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is still under debate. Currently, the axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) criteria defined by Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) may be the most adequate.(1) The aims of present study were to assess axial involvement according to ASAS criteria in an observational PsA cohort and define the clinical characteristics more associated with this kind of involvement. Our study included consecutive patients who had a visit in a tertiary Rheumatology centre...
April 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691474/cone-morse-implant-connection-system-significantly-reduces-bacterial-leakage-between-implant-and-abutment-an-in-vitro-study
#17
A Baj, A Bolzoni, A Russillo, D Lauritano, A Palmieri, F Cura, F J Silvestre, A B Giannì
Osseointegrated implants are very popular dental treatments today in the world. In osseointegrated implants, the occlusal forces are transmitted from prosthesis through an abutment to a dental implant. The abutment is connected to the implant by mean of a screw. A screw is the most used mean for connecting an implant to an abutment. Frequently the screws break and are lost. There is an alternative to screw retained abutment systems: the cone-morse connection (CMC). The CMC, thanks to the absence of the abutment screw, guarantees no micro-gaps, no micro-movements, and a reduction of bacterial leakage between implant and abutment...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686639/pain-and-pain-mechanisms-in-patients-with-inflammatory-arthritis-a-danish-nationwide-cross-sectional-danbio-registry-survey
#18
S Rifbjerg-Madsen, A W Christensen, R Christensen, M L Hetland, H Bliddal, L E Kristensen, B Danneskiold-Samsøe, K Amris
BACKGROUND: Central pain mechanisms may be prominent in subsets of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and other spondyloarthritis (SpA). The painDETECT questionnaire (PDQ) identifies neuropathic pain features, which may act as a proxy for centrally mediated pain. The objectives were to quantify and characterize pain phenotypes (non-neuropathic vs. neuropathic features) among Danish arthritis patients using the PDQ, and to assess the association with on-going inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685331/heavy-metals-in-sands-of-sandboxes-health-risk-associated-with-their-quantities-and-form-of-occurrence-in-some-spas-of-poland
#19
Alicja Kicińska, Magdalena Mamak, Monika Skrzypek
The authors dealt with some hazardous elements, i.e. As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn, contained in sands of the sandboxes localized in playgrounds of seven spas in southern Poland (CEE). The following determinations were made: the total contents of metals, the most mobile metals (water-leachable fraction) and the metals available to plants and organisms (CaCl2- and EDTA-extractable fractions). The totals of the metals are below the upper limits of the values recommended for soils of the protected areas (type A)...
July 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684559/treating-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-peripheral-spondyloarthritis-especially-psoriatic-arthritis-to-target-2017-update-of-recommendations-by-an-international-task-force
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Josef S Smolen, Monika Schöls, Jürgen Braun, Maxime Dougados, Oliver FitzGerald, Dafna D Gladman, Arthur Kavanaugh, Robert Landewé, Philip Mease, Joachim Sieper, Tanja Stamm, Maarten de Wit, Daniel Aletaha, Xenofon Baraliakos, Neil Betteridge, Filip van den Bosch, Laura C Coates, Paul Emery, Lianne S Gensler, Laure Gossec, Philip Helliwell, Merryn Jongkees, Tore K Kvien, Robert D Inman, Iain B McInnes, Mara Maccarone, Pedro M Machado, Anna Molto, Alexis Ogdie, Denis Poddubnyy, Christopher Ritchlin, Martin Rudwaleit, Adrian Tanew, Bing Thio, Douglas Veale, Kurt de Vlam, Désirée van der Heijde
Therapeutic targets have been defined for axial and peripheral spondyloarthritis (SpA) in 2012, but the evidence for these recommendations was only of indirect nature. These recommendations were re-evaluated in light of new insights. Based on the results of a systematic literature review and expert opinion, a task force of rheumatologists, dermatologists, patients and a health professional developed an update of the 2012 recommendations. These underwent intensive discussions, on site voting and subsequent anonymous electronic voting on levels of agreement with each item...
July 6, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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