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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903252/shifting-tides-in-the-emigration-patterns-of-canadian-physicians-to-the-united-states-a-cross-sectional-secondary-data-analysis
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Thomas R Freeman, Stephen Petterson, Sean Finnegan, Andrew Bazemore
BACKGROUND: The relative ease of movement of physicians across the Canada/US border has led to what is sometimes referred to as a 'brain drain' and previous analysis estimated that the equivalent of two graduating classes from Canadian medical schools were leaving to practice in the US each year. Both countries fill gaps in physician supply with international medical graduates (IMGs) so the movement of Canadian trained physicians to the US has international ramifications. Medical school enrolments have been increased on both sides of the border, yet there continues to be concerns about adequacy of physician human resources...
December 1, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895014/ceftazidime-avibactam-as-salvage-therapy-for-infections-caused-by-carbapenem-resistant-organisms-a-case-series-from-the-compassionate-use-program
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Elizabeth Temkin, Julian Torre-Cisneros, Bojana Beovic, Natividad Benito, Maddalena Giannella, Raúl Gilarranz, Cameron Jeremiah, Belén Loeches, Isabel Machuca, María José Jiménez-Martín, José Antonio Martínez, Marta Mora-Rillo, Enrique Navas, Michael Osthoff, Juan Carlos Pozo, Juan Carlos Ramos Ramos, Marina Rodriguez, Miguel Sánchez García, Pierluigi Viale, Michel Wolff, Yehuda Carmeli
Ceftazidime-avibactam (CAZ-AVI) is a recently approved β-lactam β-lactamase inhibitor combination with the potential to treat serious infections caused by carbapenem-resistant organisms. Few patients with such infections were included in the CAZ-AVI clinical trials, and clinical experience is lacking. We present a case series of patients with infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) or Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPa) who were treated with CAZ-AVI salvage therapy on a compassionate-use basis...
November 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890213/-combined-scaphoid-and-distal-radius-fractures-in-adults
#3
C Dumontier, S Carmès, O Kadji
Although isolated distal radius and scaphoid fractures are common, the combination of both fractures is rare, with a reported frequency between 0.5% and 6%. This rarity is probably due to the fact that both fractures share the same injury mechanism. Published studies are limited, but most patients are males in their 40s and the injuries are typically due to high-energy trauma. In most studies, the distal radius fracture is displaced while the scaphoid fracture is not. Since the functional outcome depends of the severity of the radius fracture, we believe, as do others, that it is logical to fix both fractures with stable devices (i...
December 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888015/early-and-long-term-impaired-t-lymphocyte-immune-reconstitution-after-cord-blood-transplantation-with-antithymocyte-globulin
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Nerea Castillo, Irene García-Cadenas, Pere Barba, Carme Canals, Cristina Díaz-Heredia, Rodrigo Martino, Christelle Ferrà, Isabel Badell, Izaskun Elorza, Jorge Sierra, David Valcárcel, Sergio Querol
Immune reconstitution is crucial to the success of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) has been associated with delayed immune reconstitution. We characterized the kinetics and investigated the risk variables affecting the main lymphocyte subsets recovery in 225 consecutive pediatric and adult patients [males, n=126, median age=15, range 0.3-60, interquartile range, 4-35] who underwent myeloablative single-UCBT between 2005 and 2015 for malignant and non-malignant disorders...
November 22, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884650/the-clinical-course-of-venous-thromboembolism-may-differ-according-to-cancer-site
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Isabelle Mahe, Jean Chidiac, Laurent Bertoletti, Carme Font, Javier Trujillo-Santos, Marisa Peris, Cristina Pérez Ductor, Santiago Nieto, Elvira Grandone, Manuel Monreal
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that the clinical course of venous thromboembolism in patients with active cancer may differ according to the specificities of primary tumor site. AIM AND METHODS: We used data from RIETE (international registry of patients with venous thromboembolism) to compare the clinical venous thromboembolism-related outcomes during the course of anticoagulation in patients with with one of the 4 more frequent cancer (breast, prostate, colorectal or lung cancer)...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866944/occurrence-of-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-and-escherichia-coli-in-the-european-survey-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-euscape-a-prospective-multinational-study
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Hajo Grundmann, Corinna Glasner, Barbara Albiger, David M Aanensen, Chris T Tomlinson, Arjana Tambić Andrasević, Rafael Cantón, Yehuda Carmeli, Alexander W Friedrich, Christian G Giske, Youri Glupczynski, Marek Gniadkowski, David M Livermore, Patrice Nordmann, Laurent Poirel, Gian M Rossolini, Harald Seifert, Alkiviadis Vatopoulos, Timothy Walsh, Neil Woodford, Dominique L Monnet
BACKGROUND: Gaps in the diagnostic capacity and heterogeneity of national surveillance and reporting standards in Europe make it difficult to contain carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. We report the development of a consistent sampling framework and the results of the first structured survey on the occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in European hospitals. METHODS: National expert laboratories recruited hospitals with diagnostic capacities, who collected the first ten carbapenem non-susceptible clinical isolates of K pneumoniae or E coli and ten susceptible same-species comparator isolates and pertinent patient and hospital information...
November 17, 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863851/long-term-exposition-to-a-high-fat-diet-favors-the-appearance-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-depositions-in-the-brain-of-c57bl-6j-mice-a-potential-model-of-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease
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Oriol Busquets, Miren Ettcheto, Mercè Pallàs, Carlos Beas-Zarate, Ester Verdaguer, Carme Auladell, Jaume Folch, Antoni Camins
AIMS: The sporadic and late-onset form of Alzheimer's disease (AD) constitutes the most common form of dementia. This non-familiar form could be a consequence of metabolic syndrome, characterized by obesity and the development of a brain-specific insulin resistance known as type III diabetes. This work demonstrates the development of a significant AD-like neuropathology due to these metabolic alterations. METHODS: C57BL/6J mice strain were divided into two groups, one fed with a diet rich in palmitic acid (high-fat diet, HFD) since their weaning until 16 months of age, and another group used as a control with a regular diet...
November 15, 2016: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859564/excess-mortality-in-the-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Meritxell Nomdedeu, Arturo Pereira, Fernando Ramos, David Valcárcel, Dolors Costa, Montserrat Arnan, Xavier Calvo, Helena Pomares, Elisa Luño, María Díaz-Campelo, Rosa Collado, Raquel de Paz, José-Francisco Falantes, Carme Pedro, Josefa Marco, Itziar Oirtzabal, Joaquín Sánchez-García, Mar Tormo, María-Teresa Cedena, Benet Nomdedeu, Guillermo Sanz
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are the commonest hematologic malignancies in the elderly. Since many patients with MDS actually die from age-related ailments, the very disease burden of MDS remains largely unknown. This registry-based study was aimed at investigating the excess mortality attributable to MDS. We analyzed 7,408 adult patients diagnosed with primary MDS from 1980 to 2014. Excess mortality was estimated by comparing the patients' survival with that expected in the matched general population. Median age of patients was 74 years, 58% were males, and 65% belonged to the lower risk categories of the Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R)...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856272/comparative-evaluation-of-aggressiveness-traits-in-staphylococcal-strains-from-severe-infections-versus-nasopharyngeal-carriage
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Oana Săndulescu, Coralia Bleotu, Lilia Matei, Anca Streinu-Cercel, Mihaela Oprea, Elena Carmina Drăgulescu, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Alexandru Rafila, Daniel Pirici, Daniela Tălăpan, Olga Mihaela Dorobăț, Alina Cristina Neguț, Dan Oțelea, Ioana Berciu, Daniela Adriana Ion, Irina Codiță, Petre Iacob Calistru, Adrian Streinu-Cercel
Despite their commensal status, staphylococci can become problematic pathogens expressing multiple and redundant virulence factors. This study aimed to evaluate aggressiveness markers comparatively in staphylococcal strains isolated from severe infections versus asymptomatic carriage in order to identify clinically relevant bacterial traits that could easily be detected in clinical practice and could be suggestive for particular host-pathogen interactions such as cyto-adhesion or biofilm formation, ultimately orienting the clinical decision-making process...
November 14, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844289/transcriptional-elongation-regulator-1-affects-transcription-and-splicing-of-genes-associated-with-cellular-morphology-and-cytoskeleton-dynamics-and-is-required-for-neurite-outgrowth-in-neuroblastoma-cells-and-primary-neuronal-cultures
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Juan Pablo Muñoz-Cobo, Noemí Sánchez-Hernández, Sara Gutiérrez, Younes El Yousfi, Marta Montes, Carme Gallego, Cristina Hernández-Munain, Carlos Suñé
TCERG1 is a highly conserved human protein implicated in interactions with the transcriptional and splicing machinery that is associated with neurodegenerative disorders. Biochemical, neuropathological, and genetic evidence suggests an important role for TCERG1 in Huntington's disease (HD) pathogenesis. At present, the molecular mechanism underlying TCERG1-mediated neuronal effects is unknown. Here, we show that TCERG1 depletion led to widespread alterations in mRNA processing that affected different types of alternative transcriptional or splicing events, indicating that TCERG1 plays a broad role in the regulation of alternative splicing...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836970/adolescent-immigrants-the-impact-of-gender-on-health-status
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Cheryl Zlotnick, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Hadass Goldblatt, Yael Dishon, Omer Taychaw, Efrat Shadmi
BACKGROUND: Although studies have described the 'healthy immigrant effect' in adults, far fewer have examined the 'healthy immigrant effect' for adolescents living in immigrant families. Those few studies that did, noted conflicting results, and also differed on whether gender confounds the results. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was informed by the community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach in which researchers obtained the expertise and guidance on instrument design and study implementation...
November 11, 2016: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828758/gentamicin-and-ciprofloxacin-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-cattle-farms-in-israel-risk-factors-for-carriage-and-the-effect-of-microbiological-methodology-on-the-measured-prevalence
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Amos Adler, Na'ama Sturlesi, Noga Fallach, Deniz Zilberman-Barzilai, Omar Hussein, Shlomo E Blum, Eyal Klement, Mitchell J Schwaber, Yehuda Carmeli
Our objectives were to establish a methodology for surveillance of ciprofloxacin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and gentamicin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CPRE and GNRE, respectively) in cattle and to study the prevalence and risk factors for carriage of these bacteria in a national survey. This was a point prevalence study conducted from July to October 2013 in Israel. Stool samples were collected from 1,226 cows in 123 sections of 40 farms of all production types. The number of CPRE- and GNRE-positive cows was highest in quarantine stations and fattening farms and was lowest in pasture farms (p < 0...
November 9, 2016: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814647/role-of-jnk-isoforms-in-the-kainic-acid-experimental-model-of-epilepsy-and-neurodegeneration
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Carme Auladell, Luisa de Lemos, Ester Verdaguer, Miren Ettcheto, Oriol Busquets, Alberto Lazarowski, Carlos Beas-Zarate, Jordi Olloquequi, Jaume Folch, Antoni Camins
Chemoconvulsants that induce status epilepticus in rodents have been widely used over the past decades due to their capacity to reproduce with high similarity neuropathological and electroencephalographic features observed in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Kainic acid  is one of the most used chemoconvulsants in experimental models. KA administration mainly induces neuronal loss in the hippocampus. We focused the present review inthe c-Jun N-terminal kinase-signaling pathway (JNK), since it has been shown to play a key role in the process of neuronal death following KA activation...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809869/erratum-to-review-and-evaluation-of-the-methodological-quality-of-the-existing-guidelines-and-recommendations-for-inherited-neurometabolic-disorders
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Linda Cassis, Elisenda Cortès-Saladelafont, Marta Molero-Luis, Delia Yubero, Maria Julieta González, Aida Ormazábal, Carme Fons, Cristina Jou, Cristina Sierra, Esperanza Castejon Ponce, Federico Ramos, Judith Armstrong, M Mar O'Callaghan, Mercedes Casado, Raquel Montero, Silvia Meavilla-Olivas, Rafael Artuch, Ivo Barić, Franco Bartoloni, Cinzia Maria Bellettato, Fedele Bonifazi, Adriana Ceci, Ljerka Cvitanović-Šojat, Christine I Dali, Francesca D'Avanzo, Ksenija Fumic, Viviana Giannuzzi, Christina Lampe, Maurizio Scarpa, Ángels Garcia-Cazorla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808084/-use-of-the-smartphone-to-promote-healthy-habits-among-teen-agers-spain
#15
Carme Carrion, Liliana Arroyo Moliner, Conxa Castell, Elisa Puigdomènech, Santiago Felipe Gómez, Laia Domingo, Mireia Espallargues
OBJECTIVE: The PEGASO Project aims to design a technological system aimed at European adolescents to promote healthy lifestyles. The objective was to explore teenagers and their parents and teachers perceptions with regards to mobile technology use in promoting a healthier lifestyle, in terms of food and physical activity. METHODS: Qualitative study based on primary data obtained through four focus groups analysis (three teenager groups between 13 and 15 y and 1 parent/teacher group)...
November 3, 2016: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803115/alterations-in-the-epithelial-stem-cell-compartment-could-contribute-to-permanent-changes-in-the-mucosa-of-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Isabella Dotti, Rut Mora-Buch, Elena Ferrer-Picón, Núria Planell, Peter Jung, M Carme Masamunt, Raquel Franco Leal, Javier Martín de Carpi, Josep Llach, Ingrid Ordás, Eduard Batlle, Julián Panés, Azucena Salas
OBJECTIVE: UC is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colonic mucosa. Growing evidence supports a role for epithelial cell defects in driving pathology. Moreover, long-lasting changes in the epithelial barrier have been reported in quiescent UC. Our aim was to investigate whether epithelial cell defects could originate from changes in the epithelial compartment imprinted by the disease. DESIGN: Epithelial organoid cultures (EpOCs) were expanded ex vivo from the intestinal crypts of non-IBD controls and patients with UC...
November 1, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799595/the-role-of-dissemination-as-a-fundamental-part-of-a-research-project-lessons-learned-from-sophie
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Esther Marín-González, Davide Malmusi, Lluís Camprubí, Carme Borrell
Dissemination and communication of research should be considered as an integral part of any research project. Both help in increasing the visibility of research outputs, public engagement in science and innovation, and confidence of society in research. Effective dissemination and communication are vital to ensure that the conducted research has a social, political, or economical impact. They draw attention of governments and stakeholders to research results and conclusions, enhancing their visibility, comprehension, and implementation...
October 31, 2016: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799593/changes-in-health-following-housing-improvement-in-a-vulnerable-population-in-spain-a-follow-up-study
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Ana M Novoa, Jordi Amat, Davide Malmusi, Fernando Díaz, Mercè Darnell, Carme Trilla, Jordi Bosch, Carme Borrell
The objective of this study is to compare changes in health among a sample of families living in substandard dwellings or with housing affordability problems assisted by Caritas Diocesana de Barcelona, according to the improvement of their socioeconomic and housing situation during the study period. A quasi-experimental study was performed, including 232 families assisted by Caritas who were interviewed in 2012 and one year later. Participants could have received a set of interventions, including relocation and different types of economic subsidies...
October 31, 2016: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791380/polarization-insensitive-metalenses-at-visible-wavelengths
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M Khorasaninejad, A Y Zhu, C Roques-Carmes, W T Chen, J Oh, I Mishra, R C Devlin, F Capasso
In this Letter, we demonstrate highly efficient, polarization-insensitive planar lenses (metalenses) at red, green, and blue wavelengths (λ = 660, 532, and 405 nm). Metalenses with numerical apertures (NA) of 0.85 and 0.6 and corresponding efficiencies as high as 60% and 90% are achieved. These metalenses are less than 600 nm-thick and can focus incident light down to diffraction-limited spots as small as ∼0.64λ and provide high-resolution imaging. In addition, the focal spots are very symmetric with high Strehl ratios...
October 28, 2016: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782526/consequences-of-electron-correlation-for-xps-binding-energies-representative-case-for-c-1s-and-o-1s-xps-of-co
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Paul S Bagus, Carme Sousa, Francesc Illas
In this paper, we present a study of the signs and the magnitudes of the errors of theoretical binding energies, BE's, of the C(1s) and O(1s) core-levels compared to BE's measured in X-Ray photoemission, XPS, experiments. In particular, we explain the unexpected sign of the error of the Hartree-Fock C(1s) BE, which is larger than experiment, in terms of correlation effects due to the near degeneracy of the CO(1π) and CO(2π) levels and show how taking this correlation into account leads to rather accurate predicted BE's...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
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