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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222170/biomechanical-investigation-of-two-plating-systems-for-medial-column-fusion-in-foot
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Paul Simons, Theresia Sommerer, Ivan Zderic, Dieter Wahl, Mark Lenz, Hristo Skulev, Matthias Knobe, Boyko Gueorguiev, R Geoff Richards, Kajetan Klos
BACKGROUND: Arthrodesis of the medial column (navicular, cuneiform I and metatarsal I) is performed for reasons such as Charcot arthropathy, arthritis, posttraumatic reconstruction or severe pes planus. However, the complication rate is still high and mainly resulting from inadequate fixation. Special plates, designed for medial column arthrodesis, seem to offer potential to reduce the complication rate. The aim of this study was to investigate biomechanically plantar and dorsomedial fusion of the medial column using two new plating systems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222144/use-of-heterologous-immunoassays-for-quantification-of-serum-proteins-the-case-of-canine-c-reactive-protein
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Alberto Muñoz-Prieto, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Damián Escribano, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, José J Cerón
The use of heterologous immunoassays containing antibodies raised against a different biological species for quantification of serum proteins is studied and discussed, taking as example the case of the use of a commercially available heterologous assay containing antibodies against human C-reactive protein (hCRP) for quantification of CRP in serum of dogs. This assay was adapted and validated for measurements of canine CRP (cCRP) and compared with three different homologous assays containing species-specific canine antibodies, which are currently commercially available for cCRP determination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222024/eff-ects-of-hemin-a-heme-oxygenase-1-inducer-in-l-arginine-induced-acute-pancreatitis-and-associated-lung-injury-in-adult-male-albino-rats
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N M Aziz, M Y Kamel, R A Rifaai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to assess the protective outcome of hemin, a heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) inducer on L-arginine-induced acute pancreatitis in rats. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is considered to be a critical inflammatory disorder with a major impact on the patient health. Various theories have been recommended regarding the pathophysiology of AP and associated pulmonary complications. METHODS: Twenty-four adult male albino rats were randomly divided into four groups: control group, acute pancreatitis (AP), hemin pre-treated AP group, and hemin post-treated AP group...
January 1, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221984/postharvest-reduction-of-coliphage-ms2-from-romaine-lettuce-during-simulated-commercial-processing-with-and-without-a-chlorine-based-sanitizer
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Samantha L Wengert, Tiong Gim Aw, Elliot T Ryser, Joan B Rose
Viral foodborne outbreaks are a serious threat to public health, and fresh produce is becoming increasingly recognized as a transmission vehicle. To limit foodborne disease, ready-to-eat leafy greens are typically washed with a chlorine-based sanitizer during commercial production. This study assessed the efficacy of a chlorine-based sanitizer against coliphage MS2, as a potential surrogate for foodborne viruses, on fresh-cut romaine lettuce during simulated commercial production using a small-scale processing line...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221932/development-of-the-consumer-refrigerator-safety-questionnaire-a-measure-of-consumer-perceptions-and-practices
#5
Victoria Cairnduff, Moira Dean, Anastasios Koidis
Food preparation and storage behaviors in the home deviating from the "best practice" food safety recommendations may result in foodborne illnesses. Currently, there are limited tools available to fully evaluate the consumer knowledge, perceptions, and behavior in the area of refrigerator safety. The current study aimed to develop a valid and reliable tool in the form of a questionnaire, the Consumer Refrigerator Safety Questionnaire (CRSQ), for assessing systematically all these aspects. Items relating to refrigerator safety knowledge (n =17), perceptions (n =46), and reported behavior (n =30) were developed and pilot tested by an expert reference group and various consumer groups to assess face and content validity (n =20), item difficulty and consistency (n =55), and construct validity (n =23)...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221882/microbial-performance-of-food-safety-control-and-assurance-activities-in-a-fresh-produce-processing-sector-measured-using-a-microbial-assessment-scheme-and-statistical-modeling
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Patrick Murigu Kamau Njage, Chemutai Tonui Sawe, Cecilia Moraa Onyango, I Habib, Edmund Njeru Njagi, Marc Aerts, Geert Molenberghs
Current approaches such as inspections, audits, and end product testing cannot detect the distribution and dynamics of microbial contamination. Despite the implementation of current food safety management systems, foodborne outbreaks linked to fresh produce continue to be reported. A microbial assessment scheme and statistical modeling were used to systematically assess the microbial performance of core control and assurance activities in five Kenyan fresh produce processing and export companies. Generalized linear mixed models and correlated random-effects joint models for multivariate clustered data followed by empirical Bayes estimates enabled the analysis of the probability of contamination across critical sampling locations (CSLs) and factories as a random effect...
January 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221205/muscle-relaxation-for-tracheal-intubation-during-paediatric-anaesthesia-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Florence Julien-Marsollier, Daphné Michelet, Myriam Bellon, Anne-Laure Horlin, Jean-Michel Devys, Souhayl Dahmani
BACKGROUND: Muscle relaxation for tracheal intubation during paediatric anaesthesia remains a subject of debate. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current meta-analysis was to investigate the effect of muscle relaxants (MR) compared with opioids on intubation conditions in children. DESIGN: Meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies and GRADE analysis. DATA SOURCES: Exhaustive literature analysis. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Clinical trials, with no high-risk bias, that examined the effect of MR in comparison with opioids on intubation conditions (excellent: primary outcome, acceptable: secondary outcome) in children were included...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221145/-diet-in-the-lithiasic-patient-a-practical-guide
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Montserrat Arzoz Fàbregas, Luis Ibarz-Servio, Roger Freixa Sala, Anna Colomer Gallardo, Mario Alves Oliveira
The incidence and prevalence of lithiasic disease in developed countries has increased over the last years. Being diet one of the risk factors for urolithiasis, and having it evolved in conjunction with lifestyle over the last decades, such changes could explain the increase in lithiasis case-load. In this article, we analyze how the exercise of the urologist has been regarding the preventive role of diet in the lithiasis patient, what are the scientific evidences on the relationship of diet and lithiasis, and, on this base, what general dietetic recommendations we can give currently to our patients...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221125/comparison-of-sputum-culture-conversion-for-mycobacterium-bovis-and-m-tuberculosis
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Colleen Scott, Joseph S Cavanaugh, Benjamin J Silk, Julia Ershova, Gerald H Mazurek, Philip A LoBue, Patrick K Moonan
Current US guidelines recommend longer treatment for tuberculosis (TB) caused by pyrazinamide-resistant organisms (e.g., Mycobacterium bovis) than for M. tuberculosis TB. We compared treatment response times for patients with M. bovis TB and M. tuberculosis TB reported in the United States during 2006-2013. We included culture-positive, pulmonary TB patients with genotyping results who received standard 4-drug treatment at the time of diagnosis. Time to sputum-culture conversion was defined as time between treatment start date and date of first consistently culture-negative sputum...
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221055/psychometric-properties-of-the-generalized-anxiety-disorder-questionnaire-iv-gad-q-iv-in-postpartum-mothers
#10
Mark E Pierson, Jason M Prenoveau, Michelle G Craske, Elena Netsi, Alan Stein
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mental disorder of which the main feature is persistent and impairing worry. GAD symptoms are common for women during the postpartum period and GAD prevalence rates have been reported as higher in postpartum mothers than in the general population. Currently, little psychometric evidence exists for a screening measure to detect the possible presence of diagnosable GAD for postpartum women. The purpose of this investigation was to gather psychometric information for the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire-IV (GAD-Q-IV; Newman et al...
February 20, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220511/review-article-pharmacotherapy-for-alcohol-dependence-the-why-the-what-and-the-wherefore
#11
REVIEW
E T Goh, M Y Morgan
BACKGROUND: The development of alcohol dependence is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. For the majority of affected people the most appropriate goal, in terms of drinking behaviour, is abstinence from alcohol. Psychosocial intervention is the mainstay of the treatment but adjuvant pharmacotherapy is also available and its use recommended. AIM: To provide an updated analysis of current and potential pharmacotherapeutic options for the management of alcohol dependence...
February 20, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220330/synchronous-cardiocerebral-infarction-in-the-era-of-endovascular-therapy-which-to-treat-first
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Leonard L L Yeo, Tommy Andersson, Kong Wan Yee, Benjamin Y Q Tan, Prakash Paliwal, Anil Gopinathan, Mahendran Nadarajah, Eric Ting, Hock L Teoh, Robin Cherian, Erik Lundström, Edgar L W Tay, Vijay K Sharma
A cardiocerebral ischemic attack (CCI) or a concurrent acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and myocardial infarction (AMI) is a severe event with no clear recommendations for ideal management because of the rarity of the scenario. The narrow time window for treatment and complexity of the treatment decision puts immense pressure on the treating physician. We evaluated this challenging situation at our tertiary center. Using our prospective stroke database out of a total of 555 patients with acute ischemic stroke between 2009 and 2014, we identified five consecutive cases with CCI (incidence 0...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220275/open-source-vendor-independent-automated-multi-beat-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-analysis
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Niti M Dhutia, Massoud Zolgharni, Michael Mielewczik, Madalina Negoita, Stefania Sacchi, Karikaran Manoharan, Darrel P Francis, Graham D Cole
Current guidelines for measuring cardiac function by tissue Doppler recommend using multiple beats, but this has a time cost for human operators. We present an open-source, vendor-independent, drag-and-drop software capable of automating the measurement process. A database of ~8000 tissue Doppler beats (48 patients) from the septal and lateral annuli were analyzed by three expert echocardiographers. We developed an intensity- and gradient-based automated algorithm to measure tissue Doppler velocities. We tested its performance against manual measurements from the expert human operators...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219966/the-child-witness-in-the-courtroom
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Robert H Pantell
Beginning in the 1980s, children have increasingly served as witnesses in the criminal, civil, and family courts; currently, >100 000 children appear in court each year. This statement updates the 1992 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement "The Child as a Witness" and the subsequent 1999 "The Child in Court: A Subject Review." It also builds on existing AAP policy on adverse life events affecting children and resources developed to understand and address childhood trauma. The purpose of this policy statement is to provide background information on some of the legal issues involving children testifying in court, including the accuracy and psychological impact of child testimony; to provide suggestions for how pediatricians can support patients who will testify in court; and to make recommendations for policy improvements to minimize the adverse psychological consequences for child witnesses...
February 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219942/a-higher-sport-related-reinjury-risk-does-not-mean-inadequate-rehabilitation-the-methodological-challenge-of-choosing-the-correct-comparison-group
#15
REVIEW
Ian Shrier, Meng Zhao, Alexandre Piché, Pavel Slavchev, Russell J Steele
Previous injury is a well-established predictor of subsequent injury in sports medicine. Some have interpreted this to mean that either our current methods of rehabilitation are inadequate or there is some permanent damage to the tissue and 100% rehabilitation is not possible. In 2011, we illustrated that these analyses and interpretations failed to account for the fact that some athletes are more prone to get injured, either physiologically, or because of their role/type of play. We suggested that the appropriate analysis would simply require using statistical methods that measured how each individual athlete's risk changed from preinjury to postinjury...
February 20, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219772/evidence-based-recommendations-on-the-management-of-extrahepatic-manifestations-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#16
REVIEW
Manuel Ramos-Casals, Anna Linda Zignego, Clodoveo Ferri, Pilar Brito-Zerón, Soledad Retamozo, Milvia Casato, Peter Lamprecht, Alessandra Mangia, David Saadoun, Athanasios G Tzioufas, Zobair M Younossi, Patrice Cacoub
∗The current therapeutic armamentarium against HCV has been recently expanded with an explosion of new molecules (DAAs) with high virological efficacy ∗The objective of this international consensus is to provide therapeutic recommendations for HCV patients with extrahepatic manifestations (EHM). ∗The use of non-antiviral therapeutic approaches should be evaluated according to the type of EHM and severity of the clinical presentation ∗B cell depletion with rituximab is the established biologic approach to cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis (CV) employed to date...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219691/hepatitis-b-reactivation-associated-with-immune-suppressive-and-biological-modifier-therapies-current-concepts-management-strategies-and-future-directions
#17
REVIEW
Rohit Loomba, T Jake Liang
Hepatitis B reactivation associated with immune suppressive and biological therapies is emerging to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with current or prior exposure to hepatitis B virus infection. The population at risk for HBV reactivation includes those who are either currently infected with HBV or have past exposure to HBV. Since curative and eradicative therapy for HBV is not currently available, there is a large reservoir of individuals at risk for HBV reactivation in the general population...
February 17, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219690/factors-associated-with-shorter-colonoscopy-surveillance-intervals-for-patients-with-low-risk-colorectal-adenomas-and-effects-on-outcome
#18
Joseph C Anderson, John A Baron, Dennis J Ahnen, Elizabeth L Barry, Roberd M Bostick, Carol A Burke, Robert S Bresalier, Timothy R Church, Bernard F Cole, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Adam S Kim, Leila A Mott, Robert S Sandler, Douglas J Robertson
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Endoscopists do not routinely follow guidelines to survey individuals with low-risk adenomas (LRAs, 1-2 small tubular adenomas, less than 1 cm) every 5-10 years for colorectal cancer (CRC)-many endoscopists recommend shorter surveillance intervals for these individuals. We aimed to identify reasons that endoscopists recommend shorter surveillance intervals for some individuals with LRAs and determine whether timing affects outcomes at follow-up examinations. METHODS: We collected data from 1560 individuals (45-75 years old) who participated in a prospective chemoprevention trial (of vitamin D and calcium) from 2004 through 2008...
February 17, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219353/content-analysis-of-nutritional-information-in-paediatric-oral-health-education-leaflets
#19
Amit Arora, Jenny Doan, Jessamine Martinez, Colin Phan, Gregory S Kolt, Sameer Bhole, Mark Fort Harris, Jane Anne Scott, Debra Hector
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine if paediatric oral health education leaflets with a food and nutritional focus provide messages that are clear and consistent with the current Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Infant Feeding Guidelines. METHODS: Forty-three leaflets aimed at parents were sourced from Australian state and territory Health Departments, oral health industry partners and commercial organisations, and a content analysis was performed...
February 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219317/dietary-fiber-gap-and-host-gut-microbiota
#20
Meng Han, Ping Liu, Defa Li, Yuan Li, Xi Ma
Accumulating evidence are dramatically increasing access to the facts that the gut microbiota plays a pivotal role in host metabolism and health, which revealed the possibility of a plethora of associations between gut bacteria and human diseases. Several functional roles carried out by a major class of host's diet, such as fiber. Fiber is the main source of microbiota-accessible carbohydrate in the diet of humans. In modern diet, it is difficult to intake dietary fiber as enough as recommended standard. The low-fiber diet in the modern life, known as fiber gap, can trigger to a substantial depletion of the human gut microbiota diversity and beneficial metabolites...
February 20, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
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