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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538705/uk-pigs-at-the-time-of-slaughter-investigation-into-the-correlation-of-infection-with-prrsv-and-hev
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Jean-Pierre Frossard, Sylvia Grierson, Tanya Cheney, Falko Steinbach, Bhudipa Choudhury, Susanna Williamson
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and are both globally prevalent in the pig population. While HEV does not cause clinical disease in pigs, its zoonotic potential has raised concerns in the food safety sector. PRRS has become endemic in the United Kingdom (UK) since its introduction in 1991, and continues to cause considerable economic losses to the swine industry. A better understanding of the current prevalence and diversity of PRRSV and HEV in the UK, and their potential association, is needed to assess risks and target control measures appropriately...
May 24, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533902/the-influence-of-in-ovo-injection-with-the-prebiotic-dinovo%C3%A2-on-the-development-of-histomorphological-parameters-of-the-duodenum-body-mass-and-productivity-in-large-scale-poultry-production-conditions
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Adrianna Sobolewska, Gabriela Elminowska-Wenda, Joanna Bogucka, Agata Dankowiakowska, Anna Kułakowska, Agata Szczerba, Katarzyna Stadnicka, Michał Szpinda, Marek Bednarczyk
BACKGROUND: Among various feed additives currently used in poultry nutrition, an important role is played by bioactive substances, including prebiotics. The beneficial effect of these bioactive substances on the gastrointestinal tract and immune system give rise to improvements in broiler health and performance nutrition, thus increasing the productivity of these birds. An innovative method for introducing bioactive substances into chickens is the in ovo injection into eggs intended for hatching...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533200/beliefs-about-prescribed-medication-among-older-patients-with-polypharmacy-a-mixed-methods-study-in-primary-care
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Barbara Clyne, Janine A Cooper, Fiona Boland, Carmel M Hughes, Tom Fahey, Susan M Smith
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy (≥5 medications) is common in older patients and is associated with adverse outcomes. Patients' beliefs about medication can influence their expectations for medication, adherence, and willingness to deprescribe. Few studies have examined beliefs about prescribed medication among older patients with polypharmacy in primary care. AIM: To explore medication-related beliefs in older patients with polypharmacy and factors that might influence beliefs...
May 22, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532994/johne-s-disease-in-the-eyes-of-irish-cattle-farmers-a-qualitative-narrative-research-approach-to-understanding-implications-for-disease-management
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Conor G McAloon, Áine Macken-Walsh, Lisa Moran, Paul Whyte, Simon J More, Luke O'Grady, Michael L Doherty
Bovine Johne's Disease (JD) is a disease characterised by chronic granulomatous enteritis which manifests clinically as a protein-losing enteropathy causing diarrhoea, hypoproteinaemia, emaciation and, eventually death. Some research exists to suggest that the aetiologic pathogen Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis may pose a zoonotic risk. Nationally coordinated control programmes have been introduced in many of the major milk producing countries across the world. However, JD is challenging to control in infected herds owing to limitations of diagnostic tests and the long incubation period of the disease...
June 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532992/assessment-of-concurrent-infection-with-bovine-viral-diarrhoea-virus-bvdv-and-mycobacterium-bovis-a-herd-level-risk-factor-analysis-from-northern-ireland
#5
A W Byrne, M Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, S A J Strain, S McBride, J Graham, A Lahuerta-Marin, R Harwood, D A Graham, S McDowell
Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) is a significant pathogen of cattle, leading to severe economic and animal-welfare impacts. Furthermore, the pathogen has been associated with impacting the progression or spread of other pathogens (e.g. Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (bTB)). During this study we investigated (i) risk factors for BVDV at a herd-level and (ii) whether there was any association between BVDV and herd-level bTB risk. The data for this study were gathered from a voluntary BVDV control programme in Northern Ireland (2013-2015) based on the identification of virus positive animals through tissue tag testing of calves...
June 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532815/attitudes-and-practices-of-irish-hospital-based-physicians-towards-hand-hygiene-and-handrubbing-using-alcohol-based-hand-rubs-a-comparison-between-2007-and-2015
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Liz M Kingston, Barbara L Slevin, Nuala H O'Connell, Colum P Dunne
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene is the cornerstone of infection prevention and control practices and reduces healthcare-associated infections significantly. Yet, international evidence suggests that medical doctors demonstrate poor compliance. AIM: To explore and compare practices and attitudes towards hand hygiene, in particular handrubbing using alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR), among hospital-based physicians in Ireland between 2007 and 2015. METHODS: In 2007, a random sample of doctors in a large teaching hospital was invited to complete a postal survey using a validated questionnaire...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531240/public-knowledge-and-understanding-of-dementia-evidence-from-a-national-survey-in-ireland
#7
Ronan W Glynn, Emer Shelley, Brian A Lawlor
Background: there is growing consensus around the importance of population level approaches which seek to improve public knowledge and awareness of dementia. Aim: to assess knowledge of the relationship between dementia and ageing, and of the risk and protective factors associated with it, among the general public in Ireland. Design: cross-sectional survey. Participants selected using quota sampling based on Census data. Methods: the final sample of 1,217 respondents provided estimates of dementia knowledge in the Irish population...
May 22, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530042/growing-up-with-perinatal-hiv-changes-in-clinical-outcomes-before-and-after-transfer-to-adult-care-in-the-uk
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Ali Judd, Intira Jeannie Collins, Francesca Parrott, Teresa Hill, Sophie Jose, Deborah Ford, Hibo Asad, Diana M Gibb, Caroline Sabin
INTRODUCTION: With improved survival, adolescents with perinatal HIV (PHIV) are transitioning from paediatric to adult care, but there are few published data on clinical outcomes post-transfer. Using linked data from patients in the national UK/Ireland paediatric cohort (CHIPS) and an adult UK cohort of outpatient clinics (UK CHIC), we describe mortality and changes in immunological status post-transfer. METHODS: Participants in CHIPS aged ≥13 years by the end of 2013 were linked to the UK CHIC database...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529688/the-prevalence-temporal-and-spatial-trends-in-bulk-tank-equivalent-milk-fat-depression-in-irish-milk-recorded-herds
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Catherine I Carty, Alan G Fahey, Morgan R Sheehy, Steve Taylor, Ian J Lean, Conor G McAloon, Luke O'Grady, Finbar J Mulligan
BACKGROUND: Milk fat is important in terms of economic value and in its potential to provide information concerning cow diet and health. Under current milk payment schemes in Ireland farmer income is directly linked to milk fat production. METHODS: A descriptive analysis of milk fat depression (MFD) as calculated from test day milk recording data across all milk recording herds from 2004 to 2014 was undertaken. A dataset of 17 million test day records was used to calculate the prevalence of MFD in Irish milk recorded herds and to create a graphical description of the major descriptive epidemiological trends in milk fat depression in time and space in Ireland...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528714/the-use-of-stomas-in-the-early-management-of-hirschsprung-s-disease-findings-of-a-national-prospective-cohort-study
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T J Bradnock, M Knight, S Kenny, M Nair, G M Walker
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Primary pull-through without a stoma has become preferred practice in managing Hirschsprung's disease (HD). The aims of this study were to establish stoma rate and identify factors associated with stoma formation in a population-based cohort in the UK and Ireland. METHODS: Live-born infants with HD were prospectively identified in all 28 specialist pediatric surgical units in the UK and Ireland between October 2010 to September 2012. Method of colonic decompression was recorded and multivariable logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with stoma formation...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526680/decrease-in-numbers-of-naive-and-resting-b-cells-in-hiv-infected-kenyan-adults-leads-to-a-proportional-increase-in-total-and-plasmodium-falciparum-specific-atypical-memory-b-cells
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Anne E Frosch, Oludare A Odumade, Justin J Taylor, Kathleen Ireland, George Ayodo, Bartholomew Ondigo, David L Narum, John Vulule, Chandy C John
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection is associated with B cell activation and exhaustion, and hypergammaglobulinemia. How these changes influence B cell responses to coinfections such as malaria is poorly understood. To address this, we compared B cell phenotypes and Abs specific for the Plasmodium falciparum vaccine candidate apical membrane Ag-1 (AMA1) in HIV-infected and uninfected adults living in Kenya. Surprisingly, HIV-1 infection was not associated with a difference in serum AMA1-specific Ab levels...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526477/increasing-intention-to-cook-from-basic-ingredients-a-randomised-controlled-study
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Fiona Lavelle, Lynsey Hollywood, Martin Caraher, Laura McGowan, Michelle Spence, Dawn Surgenor, Amanda McCloat, Elaine Mooney, Monique Raats, Moira Dean
The promotion of home cooking is a strategy used to improve diet quality and health. However, modern home cooking typically includes the use of processed food which can lead to negative outcomes including weight gain. In addition, interventions to improve cooking skills do not always explain how theory informed their design and implementation. The Behaviour Change Technique (BCT) taxonomy successfully employed in other areas has identified essential elements for interventions. This study investigated the effectiveness of different instructional modes for learning to cook a meal, designed using an accumulating number of BCTs, on participant's perceived difficulty, enjoyment, confidence and intention to cook from basic ingredients...
May 16, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526233/keratinocyte-growth-factor-for-the-treatment-of-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-kare-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
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Daniel F McAuley, Lj Mark Cross, Umar Hamid, Evie Gardner, J Stuart Elborn, Kathy M Cullen, Ahilanandan Dushianthan, Michael Pw Grocott, Michael A Matthay, Cecilia M O'Kane
BACKGROUND: Data from in-vitro, animal, and human lung injury models suggest that keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) might be beneficial in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The objective of this trial was to investigate the effect of KGF in patients with ARDS. METHODS: We did a double-blind, allocation concealed, randomised, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial in two intensive care units in the UK, involving patients fulfilling the American-European Consensus Conference Definition of ARDS...
May 16, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525938/logistic-regression-model-for-detecting-radon-prone-areas-in-ireland
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J Elío, Q Crowley, R Scanlon, J Hodgson, S Long
A new high spatial resolution radon risk map of Ireland has been developed, based on a combination of indoor radon measurements (n=31,910) and relevant geological information (i.e. Bedrock Geology, Quaternary Geology, soil permeability and aquifer type). Logistic regression was used to predict the probability of having an indoor radon concentration above the national reference level of 200Bqm(-3) in Ireland. The four geological datasets evaluated were found to be statistically significant, and, based on combinations of these four variables, the predicted probabilities ranged from 0...
May 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524886/fungal-keratitis-in-the-republic-of-ireland
#15
S Farrell, E McElnea, S Moran, S Knowles, C C Murphy
PurposeFungal keratitis is relatively rare in temperate climates with only one previous population-based study, which reported a minimum annual incidence of 0.32 per million population in the United Kingdom. We performed a nationwide study in the Republic of Ireland of cases over a 6-year period to establish the incidence, risk factors, treatment, and outcomes of fungal keratitis.Patients and methodsAll corneal scraping specimens positive for fungal species over a 6-year period were identified at the microbiology departments of the seven main ophthalmology units in the Republic of Ireland...
May 19, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524205/structure-and-luminescence-analyses-of-simultaneously-synthesised-lu1-xgdx-2o2s-tb-3-and-lu1-xgdx-2o3-tb-3
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Natalie Pasberg, Daniel den Engelsen, George R Fern, Paul G Harris, Terry G Ireland, Jack Silver
Herein we describe the synthesis and luminescence of nanosized (Lu1-y-xGdx)2O2S:Tby and (Lu1-y-xGdx)2O3:Tby phosphors with y = 0.1 mol% Tb(3+) and y = 2 mol% Tb(3+) and x ranging between 0 and 1. The concentration of Gd(3+) (x) was varied in steps of 0.1 (molar ratio Gd(3+)). The samples at 0.1 < x < 0.7 contained a mixture of (Lu1-xGdx)2O3:Tb(3+) and (Lu1-xGdx)2O2S:Tb(3+), while the samples at x = 0 contained only Lu2O3:Tb(3+). At 0.1 < x < 0.7 Lu2O2S:Tb(3+) and Gd2O2S:Tb(3+) did not form a solid solution, but rather crystallised into two slightly different hexagonal structures...
May 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523951/launching-biosimilar-rituximab-an-industry-opinion-on-biosimilar-uptake-in-europe
#17
Richard Trollope, Sue Johnson, Henry Ireland
Richard Trollope and Sue Johnson talk with Henry Ireland, Senior Editor about the recent approval of biosimilar rituximab (Truxima(®)) & the current state of biosimilar uptake across Europe Richard Trollope, Head of Biosimilars, Mundipharma International Limited, qualified as a biochemist before joining Wyeth's commercial operations, prior to its acquisition by Pfizer. Richard later joined Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals (now Astellas Pharma). His fascination with oncology led him to join Mundipharma in Europe and after joining the company's UK arm (Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited), Richard began his journey in biosimilars...
May 19, 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523399/anal-sphincter-injury-in-vaginal-deliveries-complicated-by-shoulder-dystocia
#18
Mark P Hehir, Zachary Rubeo, Karen Flood, Anne H Mardy, Colm O'Herlihy, Peter C Boylan, Mary E D'Alton
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Shoulder dystocia is an obstetric emergency that occurs in 0.2-3% of all cephalic vaginal deliveries. We hypothesized that because of the difficult nature of deliveries complicated by shoulder dystocia, the condition may be associated with anal sphincter injury. We sought to identify risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injury in women with shoulder dystocia. METHODS: This retrospective analysis included all cases of shoulder dystocia from 2007 to 2011 at two large tertiary referral centers, in the USA and Ireland...
May 18, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523354/investigation-of-reference-levels-and-radiation-dose-associated-with-abdominal-evar-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-procedures-across-several-european-centres
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E Tuthill, L O'Hora, M O'Donohoe, S Panci, P Gilligan, D Campion, R Trenti, E Fox, D Catania, L Rainford
OBJECTIVES: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is considered the treatment of choice for abdominal aortic aneurysms with suitable anatomy. In order to improve radiation safety, European Directive (2013/59) requires member states to implement diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in radio-diagnostic and interventional procedures. This study aimed to determine local DRLs for EVAR across five European centres and identify an interim European DRL, which currently remains unestablished. METHODS: Retrospective data was collected for 180 standard EVARs performed between January 2014 and July 2015 from five specialist centres in Ireland (n=2) and Italy (n=3)...
May 18, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522626/northern-ireland-disease-surveillance-report-january-to-march-2017
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 Pneumonia in cattle Malignant catarrhal fever in cattle Tumours in sheep Pneumonia in pigs Histomonosis in chickensThese are among matters discussed in the Northern Ireland animal disease surveillance quarterly report for January to March 2017.
May 20, 2017: Veterinary Record
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