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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930002/investigation-of-outbreaks-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium-and-its-monophasic-variants-using-whole-genome-sequencing-denmark
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Pernille Gymoese, Gitte Sørensen, Eva Litrup, John Elmerdal Olsen, Eva Møller Nielsen, Mia Torpdahl
Whole-genome sequencing is rapidly replacing current molecular typing methods for surveillance purposes. Our study evaluates core-genome single-nucleotide polymorphism analysis for outbreak detection and linking of sources of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and its monophasic variants during a 7-month surveillance period in Denmark. We reanalyzed and defined 8 previously characterized outbreaks from the phylogenetic relatedness of the isolates, epidemiologic data, and food traceback investigations. All outbreaks were identified, and we were able to exclude unrelated and include additional related human cases...
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929479/social-capital-neighborhood-disorder-and-disaster-recovery
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Lauren Clay, Mia Papas, David Abramson, James Kendra
OBJECTIVE: This study examined social institutions as a contextual factor that may influence perceptions of neighborhood physical and social disorder during disaster recovery. DESIGN: The study used descriptive statistics and fit logistic regression models. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Participants in this study (n = 772) were recruited from temporary housing in Louisiana and Mississippi as part of the Gulf Coast Child and Family Health Study, a longitudinal study of households heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina...
July 2017: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928676/effects-of-immune-activation-during-early-or-late-gestation-on-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-measures-in-adult-rat-offspring
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Tasnim Rahman, Katerina Zavitsanou, Tertia Purves-Tyson, Lauren R Harms, Crystal Meehan, Ulrich Schall, Juanita Todd, Deborah M Hodgson, Patricia T Michie, Cyndi Shannon Weickert
BACKGROUND: Glutamatergic receptor [N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)] alterations within cortex, hippocampus, and striatum are linked to schizophrenia pathology. Maternal immune activation (MIA) is an environmental risk factor for the development of schizophrenia in offspring. In rodents, gestational timing of MIA may result in distinct behavioral outcomes in adulthood, but how timing of MIA may impact the nature and extent of NMDAR-related changes in brain is not known. We hypothesize that NMDAR-related molecular changes in rat cortex, striatum, and hippocampus are induced by MIA and are dependent on the timing of gestational inflammation and sex of the offspring...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928090/investigation-of-antidiabetic-potential-of-phyllanthus-niruri-l-using-assays-for-%C3%AE-glucosidase-muscle-glucose-transport-liver-glucose-production-and-adipogenesis
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Maliheh Najari Beidokhti, Mia Vesterholm Andersen, Hoda M Eid, Mayra Luz Sanchez Villavicencio, Dan Staerk, Pierre S Haddad, Anna K Jäger
Phyllanthus niruri is used in herbal medicine for treatment of diabetes. The objective of this study was to investigate the antidiabetic potential of P. niruri, using assays for α-glucosidase, muscle glucose transport, liver glucose production and adipogenesis. α-Glucosidase inhibitory activity was performed on aqueous and ethanolic extract of aerial parts of P. niruri. The aqueous and ethanolic extract of P. niruri showed α-glucosidase inhibitory activity with IC50 values of 3.7 ± 1.1 and 6.3 ± 4...
September 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927710/the-hanging-of-derek-bentley-a-19-year-old-boy-with-epilepsy
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Mia Tuft, Karl O Nakken
Derek Bentley (1933-1953) was sentenced to death by hanging at the age of 19. He was convicted as a party to murder, and he died in Wandsworth Prison in London. After the police had reached the crime scene, he ostensibly shouted to his 16-year-old friend Christopher (Chris) Craig the ambiguous phrase, "Let him have it, Chris!" Chris fired shots at two policemen, wounding one and killing another. Derek Bentley had epilepsy and a mental age of about 11, and he could neither read nor write. In 1993, 40years after his death, he received a posthumous pardon from the British government...
September 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926606/links-between-plant-and-fungal-diversity-in-habitat-fragments-of-coastal-shrubland
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Mia R Maltz, Kathleen K Treseder, Krista L McGuire
Habitat fragmentation is widespread across ecosystems, detrimentally affecting biodiversity. Although most habitat fragmentation studies have been conducted on macroscopic organisms, microbial communities and fungal processes may also be threatened by fragmentation. This study investigated whether fragmentation, and the effects of fragmentation on plants, altered fungal diversity and function within a fragmented shrubland in southern California. Using fluorimetric techniques, we assayed enzymes from plant litter collected from fragments of varying sizes to investigate enzymatic responses to fragmentation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926080/polio-n%C3%A3-rmar-sig-utrotning
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Erling Norrby, Ingrid Uhnoo, Mia Brytting, Katherina Zakikhany, Tiia Lepp, Patrick Olin
Polio close to eradication The WHO Global Polio Eradication Initiative has been highly successful. With a dramatic decrease in polio since it started in 1988, the number of globally reported cases reached a record low of 37 in 2016. This article describes the WHO Endgame Strategic Plan including milestones that have been reached and challenges that have to be overcome in order to reach the goal of polio eradication by 2020. Efforts to strengthen immunizations systems and to detect and interrupt polio virus transmission focus on the three remaining endemic countries, namely Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria...
September 19, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923891/clinical-reasoning-a-50-year-old-woman-with-sle-and-a-tumefactive-lesion
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Jee-Hye Choi, Asya Izraelit Wallach, Dominique Rosales, Stefan E Margiewicz, H Michael Belmont, Claudia F Lucchinetti, Mia T Minen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923831/international-comparisons-of-prevalence-awareness-and-treatment-of-pruritus-in-people-on-hemodialysis
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Hugh C Rayner, Maria Larkina, Mia Wang, Matthew Graham-Brown, Sabine N van der Veer, Tevfik Ecder, Takeshi Hasegawa, Werner Kleophas, Brian A Bieber, Francesca Tentori, Bruce M Robinson, Ronald L Pisoni
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Uremic pruritus in patients on hemodialysis is associated with depression, lower quality of life, and mortality. We studied the prevalence, awareness, and treatment of pruritus to assess how well this important condition is currently managed internationally. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Data from 35,452 patients on hemodialysis in up to 17 countries from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study were analyzed to describe pruritus prevalence from 1996 to 2015...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923692/polymer-free-biolimus-a9-coated-stents-in-the-treatment-of-de-novo-coronary-lesions-with-short-dapt-9-month-angiographic-and-clinical-follow-up-of-the-prospective-multicenter-biofreedom-usa-clinical-trial
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Ron Waksman, Guy N Piegari, Ameer Kabour, Louis Cannon, John Wang, George Adams, Naresh Solankhi, Anthony Smeglin, Dean J Kereiakes, Roy Leiboff, Mia-Ashley Spad, Rebecca Torguson, Nina Chandra, Roshni Bastian, Jolanda DeGroot, Margaret W Kayo, Hans-Peter Stoll, Hector M Garcia-Garcia
BACKGROUND: BioFreedom is a polymer- and carrier-free drug-coated stent that delivers Biolimus A9 to the vessel wall. Our purpose was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this DCS in patients with short-duration dual antiplatelet therapy. METHODS: The BioFreedom US IDE feasibility trial was a single-arm, open-label, prospective study of patients requiring stenting of de novo lesions. Patients received 3 months of DAPT, repeat angiography at 9 months, and clinical follow-up at multiple intervals...
July 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923027/aesthetic-principles-access-thyroidectomy-produces-the-best-cosmetic-outcomes-as-assessed-using-the-patient-and-observer-scar-assessment-scale
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Xiao Ma, Qi-Jun Xia, Guojun Li, Tian-Xiao Wang, Qin Li
BACKGROUND: Thyroid carcinoma (TC) is more likely to occur in young women. The aim of this study was to compare the aesthetic effect of different thyroidectomies. METHODS: One hundred twenty female patients who underwent thyroidectomy were evenly distributed into three groups: conventional access (CA), aesthetic principles access (APA) and minimally invasive access (MIA). The Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS) was used as the assessment tool for the linear scar...
September 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922750/identification-of-iridoid-glucoside-transporters-in-catharanthus-roseus
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Bo Larsen, Victoria L Fuller, Jacob Pollier, Alex Van Moerkercke, Fabian Schweizer, Richard Payne, Maite Colinas, Sarah E O'Connor, Alain Goossens, Barbara A Halkier
Monoterpenoid indole alkaloids (MIAs) are plant defense compounds and high-value pharmaceuticals. Biosynthesis of the universal MIA precursor, secologanin, is organized between internal phloem-associated parenchyma (IPAP) and epidermis cells. Transporters for intercellular transport of proposed mobile pathway intermediates have remained elusive. Screening of an Arabidopsis thaliana transporter library expressed in Xenopus oocytes identified AtNPF2.9 as a putative iridoid glucoside importer. Eight orthologs were identified in Catharanthus roseus, of which three, CrNPF2...
September 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921679/maternal-immune-activation-leads-to-increased-nnos-immunoreactivity-in-the-brain-of-postnatal-day-2-rat-offspring
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Jiaxian Zhang, Yu Jing, Hu Zhang, David K Bilkey, Ping Liu
Neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is a key arginine metabolising enzyme in the brain, and nNOS-derived nitric oxide plays an important role in regulating glutamatergic neurotransmission. Nitric oxide and its related molecules are involved in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, and human genetic studies have identified schizophrenia risk genes encoding nNOS. The present study systematically investigated how maternal immune activation (MIA; a risk factor for schizophrenia) induced by polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid affected nNOS-immunoreactivity in the brain of the resulting male and female offspring at the age of postnatal day (PND) 2...
September 16, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918836/role-of-microalbuminuria-in-predicting-cardiovascular-mortality-in-individuals-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Tushar A Tuliani, Maithili Shenoy, Kevin Belgrave, Abhishek Deshmukh, Sadip Pant, Anthony Hilliard, Luis Afonso
PURPOSE: Studies suggest that subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is related to cardiovascular mortality (CVM). We explored the role of microalbuminuria (MIA) as a predictor of long-term CVM in population with and without SCH with normal kidney function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the National Health and Nutrition Education Survey - III database (n = 6,812). Individuals younger than 40 years, thyroid-stimulating hormone levels ≥20 and ≤0.35mIU/L, estimated glomerular filtration rate <60mL/minute/1...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917152/pegylated-thermosensitive-lipid-coated-hollow-gold-nanoshells-for-effective-combinational-chemo-photothermal-therapy-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Bijay Kumar Poudel, Biki Gupta, Thiruganesh Ramasamy, Raj Kumar Thapa, Shiva Pathak, Kyung Taek Oh, Jee-Heon Jeong, Han-Gon Choi, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim
Pancreatic cancer has extremely poor prognosis with an 85% mortality rate that results from aggressive and asymptomatic growth, high metastatic potential, and rapid development of resistance to already ineffective chemotherapy. In this study, plasmonic hollow gold nanoshells (GNS) coated with PEGylated thermosensitive lipids were prepared as an efficient platform to ratiometrically co-deliver two drugs, bortezomib and gemcitabine (GNS-L/GB), for combinational chemotherapy and photothermal therapy of pancreatic cancer...
September 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916882/evaluating-a-mental-health-program-for-palestinian-refugees-in-lebanon
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Nasser Yassin, Asma A Taha, Zeina Ghantous, Mia Malda Atoui, Fabio Forgione
Medecins sans Frontière, an international non-governmental organization, initiated a mental health program for Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. To evaluate the impact of the program after its completion, focus groups were conducted with three target groups: (1) patients, (2) staff, and (3) local community stakeholders. Participants voiced overall satisfaction with the program. The program provided easy access, good quality care, decreased stigma, as perceived by participants, and revealed a sense of community contentedness...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916550/mortality-and-functionality-after-stroke-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
Marios Rossides, Julia F Simard, Elisabet Svenungsson, Mia von Euler, Elizabeth V Arkema
OBJECTIVE: To investigate mortality and functional impairment after stroke in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Using Swedish nationwide registers, we identified 423 individuals with SLE and 1652 people without SLE who developed a first-ever ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke (1998-2013) and followed them until all-cause death or for 1 year. HR for death after ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke and the risk ratio of functional impairment (dependence in either transferring, toileting, or dressing) 3 months after ischemic stroke were estimated...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914267/developing-a-common-framework-for-evaluating-the-implementation-of-genomic-medicine-interventions-in-clinical-care-the-ignite-network-s-common-measures-working-group
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Lori A Orlando, Nina R Sperber, Corrine Voils, Marshall Nichols, Rachel A Myers, R Ryanne Wu, Tejinder Rakhra-Burris, Kenneth D Levy, Mia Levy, Toni I Pollin, Yue Guan, Carol R Horowitz, Michelle Ramos, Stephen E Kimmel, Caitrin W McDonough, Ebony B Madden, Laura J Damschroder
PurposeImplementation research provides a structure for evaluating the clinical integration of genomic medicine interventions. This paper describes the Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) Network's efforts to promote (i) a broader understanding of genomic medicine implementation research and (ii) the sharing of knowledge generated in the network.MethodsTo facilitate this goal, the IGNITE Network Common Measures Working Group (CMG) members adopted the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) to guide its approach to identifying constructs and measures relevant to evaluating genomic medicine as a whole, standardizing data collection across projects, and combining data in a centralized resource for cross-network analyses...
September 14, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911015/the-authors-reply
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Annah B Wyss, Mia Hashibe, Yuan-Chin Amy Lee, Shu-Chun Chuang, Joshua Muscat, Chu Chen, Stephen M Schwartz, Elaine Smith, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Hal Morgenstern, Qingyi Wei, Guojun Li, Karl T Kelsey, Deborah M Winn, Maura L Gillison, Jose P Zevallos, Paolo Boffetta, Andrew F Olshan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904559/cartilage-protection-and-analgesic-activity-of-a-botanical-composition-comprised-of-morus-alba-scutellaria-baicalensis-and-acacia-catechu
#20
Mesfin Yimam, Teresa Horm, Laura Wright, Ping Jiao, Mei Hong, Lidia Brownell, Qi Jia
Although there have been augmented advances in drug discovery, current OA management is inadequate due to the lack of successful therapies proven to be effective in modifying disease progression. For some, the risk outweighs the benefit. As a result, there is a desperate need for safe and efficacious natural alternatives. Here we evaluated a composition from Morus alba, Scutellaria baicalensis, and Acacia catechu in maintaining joint structural integrity and alleviating OA associated symptoms in monoiodoacetate- (MIA-) induced rat OA disease model...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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