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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819831/biodiversity-variability-and-metal-accumulation-strategies-in-plants-spontaneously-inhibiting-fly-ash-lagoon-india
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Suchita Mukhopadhyay, Vivek Rana, Adarsh Kumar, Subodh Kumar Maiti
Out of 29 plant species taken into consideration for biodiversity investigations, the present study screened out Cyperus rotundus L., Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T. Aiton, Croton bonplandianus Baill., Eclipta prostrata (L.) L., and Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less. as the most suitable metal-tolerant plant species (high relative density and frequency) which can grow on metal-laden fly ash (FA) lagoon. Total (aqua-regia), residual (HNO3) and plant available (CaCl2) metal concentrations were assessed for the clean-up of metal-contaminated FA disposal site using naturally colonized plants...
August 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817995/intrapartum-test-for-detection-of-group-b-streptococcus-colonization-during-labor
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Elena Picchiassi, Giuliana Coata, Giulia Babucci, Irene Giardina, Valentina Summa, Federica Tarquini, Michela Centra, Vittorio Bini, Benito Cappuccini, Gian Carlo Di Renzo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the potential improvement of introducing an intrapartum test for the detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) during labor and to estimate its cost-effectiveness versus antepartum GBS screening culture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred thirteen women at beginning of labor, with unknown GBS status or with antepartum GBS screening culture were enrolled. A vaginal-rectal specimen was collected from each woman for GBS detection by real time PCR...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815039/predicting-adr-from-pdr-and-individual-adenoma-to-polyp-detection-rate-ratio-for-screening-and-surveillance-colonoscopies-a-new-approach-to-quality-assessment
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C Schramm, I Scheller, J Franklin, M Demir, F Kuetting, D Nierhoff, T Goeser, U Toex, H M Steffen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adenoma detection rate (ADR) has been established as a quality indicator for screening colonoscopy. Because ADR is cumbersome to obtain in routine practice, polyp detection rate (PDR), polypectomy rate (PR) and adenoma-to-polyp-detection-rate-ratio (APDRR) have been proposed to estimate ADR. This study aimed to evaluate APDRR in order to estimate ADR (ADRest) in different settings. METHODS: Average risk screening and surveillance colonoscopies from a community-based private practice and a tertiary academic hospital setting were retrospectively evaluated...
August 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812930/increasing-colorectal-cancer-screening-at-an-urban-fqhc-using-ifobt-and-patient-navigation
#4
Richard L Martin, Madelaine Tully, Allison Kos, David Frazer, Amy Williamson, Amy Conlon, James J Enser, Noelle K LoConte
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Black Americans suffer even higher incidence and death rates than the general population. Genetics and patient perceptions explain some of this difference, however, modifiable health care system factors such as lack of access to colon cancer screening also contribute. Partnering an academic health center with local community groups, we piloted a colorectal cancer screening program at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving predominately low socioeconomic status Black Americans...
September 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811712/association-between-cyp24a1-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-colonic-polyps-and-colon-cancer-in-a-chinese-population
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Xue-Qi Chen, Jia-Yu Mao, Wen-Bin Li, Jian Li, Hong Yang, Jia-Ming Qian, Jing-Nan Li
AIM: To determine the pathogenesis and potential single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) as screening sites for colonic polyps, colon cancer and ulcerative colitis, and to analyze the possible association between these genetic polymorphisms and the three diseases. METHODS: We evaluated genetic polymorphisms in 144 newly diagnosed colonic polyp patients, 96 colon cancer patients and 44 ulcerative colitis patients. The four SNPs genotyped were rs4809957, rs6068816, rs6091822 and rs8124792...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811705/colorectal-cancer-screening-an-updated-review-of-the-available-options
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REVIEW
Iyad A Issa, Malak Noureddine
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, colon cancer incidence and mortality is declining over the past decade owing to adoption of effective screening programs. Nevertheless, in some parts of the world, CRC incidence and mortality remain on the rise, likely due to factors including "westernized" diet, lifestyle, and lack of health-care infrastructure and resources. Participation and adherence to different national screening programs remain obstacles limiting the achievement of screening goals...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806741/risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-genital-warts-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study-in-taiwan
#7
Ching-Yi Cho, Yu-Cheng Lo, Miao-Chiu Hung, Chou-Cheng Lai, Chun-Jen Chen, Keh-Gong Wu
BACKGROUND: Condyloma acuminata currently affects around 1% of sexually active adults, and its incidence is increasing. The coexistence of genital warts (GW) and certain cancers and an association between human papillomavirus (HPV) and various malignancies have been reported. Therefore, we conducted this large national study to analyze the risk of malignancies among men and women with GW in Taiwan. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Between January 2000 and December 2013, approximately 3 million patients were reported to the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800896/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-clostridium-difficile-isolates-from-icu-colonized-patients-revealed-alert-to-st-37-rt-017-isolates
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Jingyu Yang, Xiaoxia Zhang, Xiaohua Liu, Lin Cai, Ping Feng, Xiaohui Wang, Zhiyong Zong
Seventy Clostridium difficile isolates from ICU colonized patients were tested for antimicrobial susceptibility and screened for resistance determinants. We found that multilocus sequence type 37 (ribotype 017) toxin A-negative/B-positive isolates were more likely resistant to moxifloxacin than toxin A-positive/B-positive isolates (41.7% versus 9.3%) with major variations in both GyrA (Thr82Ile) and GyrB (Ser366Ala), suggesting that the use of quinolone should be more strictly regulated.
July 1, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800126/human-adenocarcinoma-cell-line-sensitivity-to-essential-oil-phytocomplexes-from-pistacia-species-a-multivariate-approach
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Alessandro Buriani, Stefano Fortinguerra, Vincenzo Sorrenti, Stefano Dall'Acqua, Gabbriella Innocenti, Monica Montopoli, Daniela Gabbia, Maria Carrara
Principal component analysis (PCA) multivariate analysis was applied to study the cytotoxic activity of essential oils from various species of the Pistacia genus on human tumor cell lines. In particular, the cytotoxic activity of essential oils obtained from P. lentiscus, P. lentiscus var. chia (mastic gum), P. terebinthus, P. vera, and P. integerrima, was screened on three human adenocarcinoma cell lines: MCF-7 (breast), 2008 (ovarian), and LoVo (colon). The results indicate that all the Pistacia phytocomplexes, with the exception of mastic gum oil, induce cytotoxic effects on one or more of the three cell lines...
August 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799061/transrectal-rigid-hybrid-notes-cholecystectomy-can-be-performed-without-peritoneal-contamination-a-controlled-porcine-survival-study
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Philip C Müller, Jonas D Senft, Philip Gath, Daniel C Steinemann, Felix Nickel, Adrian T Billeter, Beat P Müller-Stich, Georg R Linke
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The risk of infectious complications due to peritoneal contamination is a major concern and inhibits the widespread use of transrectal NOTES. A standardized rectal washout with a reversible colon occlusion device in situ has previously shown potential in reducing peritoneal contamination. The aim of this study was to compare the peritoneal contamination rate and inflammatory reaction for transrectal cholecystectomy after ideal rectal preparation (trCCE) and standard laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lapCCE) in a porcine survival experiment...
August 10, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798920/new-device-to-implement-the-adenoma-detection-rate
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REVIEW
Maddalena Zippi, Wandong Hong, Pietro Crispino, Giampiero Traversa
It is well-known that colonoscopy is considered the gold standard for colon cancer prevention. Although performed by experienced endoscopists, the matter remains of polyps missed during this examination. The reasons may include the size, shape and location of the lesions. Many colorectal cancer screening programs have been proposed to increase the adenoma detection rate. The substantial difference between these methods is whether the improvement in vision, particularly the detection of irregularities of the mucosa, is inside the endoscope electronic components (magnification, wide-angle vision, narrow band imaging, flexible spectral imaging colour enhancement, i-Scan) or outside the same, by the use of specific caps (EndoCuff, EndoVision, EndoRings)...
July 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797160/ileocolonoscopic-findings-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Soo Min Ahn, Yong-Gil Kim, Seung-Hyeon Bae, Doo-Ho Lim, Seokchan Hong, Sang Hyoung Park, Chang-Keun Lee, Bin Yoo
Background/Aims: In some Western countries, up to 50% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have subclinical gut inflammation. This study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence and severity of gut inflammation and to determine clinical factors associated with colonic inflammation in Korean AS patients who performed ileocolonoscopy without evidence of established inf lammatory bowel diseases before. Methods: One hundred and eight AS patients who underwent ileocolonoscopy were included in this study...
August 11, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790245/-surgical-case-of-pulmonary-enteric-adenocarcinoma
#13
Shin Shomura, Hitoshi Suzuki, Masaki Yada, Chiaki Kondo
A 59-year-old man consulted our hospital because of an abnormal shadow on a chest computed tomography, located in the right lower lobe. Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography showed abnormal uptake in the tumor suggesting lung cancer and right lower lobectomy was performed. Pathological the tumor was diagnosed as lung cancer comprising tall columnar cells. Immunohistochemical staining was positive for TTF-1, CK-7 and CK-20. Postoperative screening of the abdomen revealed no suspicious primary lesion in the colon and the tumor was diagnosed as a pulmonary enteric adenocarcinoma...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782707/esbl-producing-enterobacteriaceae-colonization-in-long-term-care-facilities-ltcfs-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Myrto Eleni Flokas, Michail Alevizakos, Fadi Shehadeh, Nikolaos Andreatos, Eleftherios Mylonakis
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the colonization rate by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) among residents of Long Term Care facilities (LTCFs) and to identify pertinent risk factors. METHODS: A systematic search of PubMed and EMBASE databases for studies published up to May, 2016 that provided raw data for gastrointestinal colonization by ESBL-PE among LTCF residents. RESULTS: Twenty three studies reporting data on 9,775 screened subjects met our inclusion criteria...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781966/obesity-increases-prevalence-of-colonic-adenomas-at-screening-colonoscopy-a-canadian-community-based-study
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Theodore F Shapero, Grant I Chen, Tim Devlin, Alison Gibbs, Iain C Murray, Stanley Tran, Corey Weigensberg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity is a risk factor for colorectal neoplasia. We examined the influence of obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) on prevalence of neoplasia at screening colonoscopy. METHODS: We evaluated 2020 subjects undergoing first screening colonoscopy. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated at enrolment. Hyperlipidemia (HL), hypertension (HT), and diabetes mellitus (DM) were identified. Details of colonoscopy, polypectomy, and histology were recorded...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776463/prevalence-and-impact-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-pregnant-women-in-central-ethiopia
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Andreas Schönfeld, Torsten Feldt, Tafese B Tufa, Hans M Orth, André Fuchs, Million G Mesfun, Frieder Pfäfflin, Tamara Nordmann, Matthias Breuer, Monika Hampl, Dieter Häussinger
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to be a major global public health issue and omnipresent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increase the risk of HIV acquisition. Moreover, STIs and HIV in pregnant women can harm the unborn child. In this study, we systematically investigated the prevalence of HIV, relevant STIs and vaginal group B streptococcus colonization among pregnant women presenting at Asella Teaching Hospital in central Ethiopia and their effect on perinatal mortality. A follow-up was performed six weeks after delivery...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776101/molecular-epidemiology-of-multidrug-resistant-clinical-isolates-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-a%C3%A2-10-year-analysis-in-a%C3%A2-large-tertiary-care-university-hospital-in-central-europe-with-international-admissions
#17
Luigi Segagni Lusignani, Peter Starzengruber, Verena Dosch, Ojan Assadian, Elisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-Elschahawi
BACKGROUND: Over the last 10 years, multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii has been spreading worldwide as emerging microorganisms that negatively impact on the outcome of in-hospital patients. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2016, all isolates of patients of the Vienna General Hospital (VGH), tested positive for multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR A. baumannii) strains, were investigated with respect to their genetic relationship. Patient medical histories were reviewed in order to collect discriminating factors related to MDR A...
August 3, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775166/aneuploid-cell-survival-relies-upon-sphingolipid-homeostasis
#18
Yun-Chi Tang, Hui Yuwen, Kaiying Wang, Peter M Bruno, Kevin Bullock, Amy A Deik, Stefano Santaguida, Marianna Trakala, Sarah J Pfau, Na Zhong, Tao Huang, Lan Wang, Clary B Clish, Michael T Hemann, Angelika Amon
Aneuploidy, a hallmark of cancer cells, poses an appealing opportunity for cancer treatment and prevention strategies. Using a cell-based screen to identify small molecules that could selectively kill aneuploid cells, we identified the compound N-[2-hydroxy-1-(4-morpholinylmethyl)-2-phenylethyl]-decanamide monohydrochloride (DL-PDMP), an antagonist of UDP-glucose ceramide glucosyltransferase. DL-PDMP selectively inhibited proliferation of aneuploid primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts and aneuploid colorectal cancer cells...
August 3, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772302/cancer-risk-in-families-fulfilling-the-amsterdam-criteria-for-lynch-syndrome
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N Jewel Samadder, Ken Robert Smith, Jathine Wong, Alun Thomas, Heidi Hanson, Kenneth Boucher, Cathryn Kopituch, Lisa A Cannon-Albright, Randall W Burt, Karen Curtin
Importance: The data describing cancer risks associated with Lynch syndrome are variable. Objectives: To quantify the prevalence of families that fulfill the Amsterdam I or II criteria for Lynch syndrome in the Utah population and investigate the risk of colonic and extracolonic cancers in family members and their relatives. Design, Setting, and Participants: In a population-based study, 202 families with Amsterdam I and II criteria-positive pedigrees in the Utah Population Database were identified...
August 3, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769881/genetic-diversity-of-nitrogen-fixing-and-plant-growth-promoting-pseudomonas-species-isolated-from-sugarcane-rhizosphere
#20
Hai-Bi Li, Rajesh K Singh, Pratiksha Singh, Qi-Qi Song, Yong-Xiu Xing, Li-Tao Yang, Yang-Rui Li
The study was designed to isolate and characterize Pseudomonas spp. from sugarcane rhizosphere, and to evaluate their plant- growth- promoting (PGP) traits and nitrogenase activity. A biological nitrogen-fixing microbe has great potential to replace chemical fertilizers and be used as a targeted biofertilizer in a plant. A total of 100 isolates from sugarcane rhizosphere, belonging to different species, were isolated; from these, 30 isolates were selected on the basis of preliminary screening, for in vitro antagonistic activities against sugarcane pathogens and for various PGP traits, as well as nitrogenase activity...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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