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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818272/on-human-parthenogenesis
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Gabriel Jose de Carli, Tiago Campos Pereira
Spontaneous parthenogenetic and androgenetic events occur in humans, but they result in tumours: the ovarian teratoma and the hydatidiform mole, respectively. However, the observation of fetiform (ovarian) teratomas, the serependious identification of several chimeric human parthenotes and androgenotes in the last two decades, along with the creation of viable bi-maternal mice in the laboratory based on minor genetic interferences, raises the question of whether natural cases of clinically healthy human parthenotes have gone unnoticed to science...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811736/mentored-training-to-increase-diversity-among-faculty-in-the-biomedical-sciences-the-nhlbi-summer-institute-programs-to-increase-diversity-sipid-and-the-programs-to-increase-diversity-among-individuals-engaged-in-health-related-research-pride
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Treva K Rice, Donna B Jeffe, Josephine E A Boyington, Jared B Jobe, Victor G Dávila-Román, Juan E Gonzalez, Lisa de Las Fuentes, Levi H C Makala, Rita Sarkar, Gbenga G Ogedegbe, Anne L Taylor, Susan Czajkowski, Dabeeru C Rao, Betty S Pace, Girardin Jean-Louis, Mohamed Boutjdir
OBJECTIVE: To report baseline characteristics of junior-level faculty participants in the Summer Institute Programs to Increase Diversity (SIPID) and the Programs to Increase Diversity among individuals engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE), which aim to facilitate participants' career development as independent investigators in heart, lung, blood, and sleep research. DESIGN AND SETTING: Junior faculty from groups underrepresented in the biomedical-research workforce attended two, 2-3 week, annual summer research-education programs at one of six sites...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810960/talk-to-the-hand-u-s-army-biophysical-testing
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William R Santee, Adam W Potter, Karl E Friedl
BACKGROUND: Many people are unaware of the science underlying the biophysical properties of Soldier clothing and personal protective equipment, yet there is a well-refined biomedical methodology initiated by Army physiologists in World War II. This involves a methodical progression of systematic material testing technologies, computer modeling, and human testing that enables more efficient development and rapid evaluation of new concepts for Soldier health and performance. Sophisticated manikins that sweat and move are a central part of this testing continuum...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806612/pilots-using-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-compared-to-other-fatally-injured-pilots
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Paul Rogers, Christy Hileman, Guillermo Salazar, Kacey Cliburn, Lawrence Paskoff, William Hathaway, Kevin Gildea, Victor Hugo Tejera Villalaz
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) were a disqualifying medication for U.S. civil pilots before April 5, 2010. After this date, a Federal Aviation Administration policy was created that allowed airmen, on select SSRIs, a pathway to hold a valid medical certificate. The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed look at SSRIs in the U.S. pilot population since the inception of this new policy. We examined the toxicology results from fatally injured airmen in addition to outcomes concerning pilots who are participating in the program...
August 11, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796637/the-use-of-error-and-uncertainty-methods-in-the-medical-laboratory
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Wytze P Oosterhuis, Hassan Bayat, David Armbruster, Abdurrahman Coskun, Kathleen P Freeman, Anders Kallner, David Koch, Finlay Mackenzie, Gabriel Migliarino, Matthias Orth, Sverre Sandberg, Marit S Sylte, Sten Westgard, Elvar Theodorsson
Error methods - compared with uncertainty methods - offer simpler, more intuitive and practical procedures for calculating measurement uncertainty and conducting quality assurance in laboratory medicine. However, uncertainty methods are preferred in other fields of science as reflected by the guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement. When laboratory results are used for supporting medical diagnoses, the total uncertainty consists only partially of analytical variation. Biological variation, pre- and postanalytical variation all need to be included...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791144/machine-learning-landscapes-and-predictions-for-patient-outcomes
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Ritankar Das, David J Wales
The theory and computational tools developed to interpret and explore energy landscapes in molecular science are applied to the landscapes defined by local minima for neural networks. These machine learning landscapes correspond to fits of training data, where the inputs are vital signs and laboratory measurements for a database of patients, and the objective is to predict a clinical outcome. In this contribution, we test the predictions obtained by fitting to single measurements, and then to combinations of between 2 and 10 different patient medical data items...
July 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764804/effects-of-date-palm-pollen-on-fertility-research-proposal-for-a-systematic-review
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Fatemeh Abdi, Nasibeh Roozbeh, Amir Mohammad Mortazavian
OBJECTIVE: Over 10-15% of couples in different countries are infertile. Male infertility is a contributing factor and the only cause of infertility in respectively 50% and 20-30% of all cases of infertility. According to previous research, micro-elements isolated from date palm pollen (DPP), e.g. estrogen and sterols, may enhance male and female fertility. DPP has also been reported to improve sperm parameters including sperm motility and viability, acrosome reaction, and lipid peroxidation...
August 1, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764263/acute-pyelonephritis-correlation-of-clinical-parameter-with-radiological-imaging-abnormalities
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Leelavathi Venkatesh, Ramalingiah Karadakere Hanumegowda
INTRODUCTION: Pyelonephritis (PN) is a suppurative infection of the kidney, most commonly due to bacterial infection and may be either acute or chronic. Acute PN (APN) subdivided into uncomplicated and complicated. Severity of PN cannot be assessed by clinical or laboratorial parameters alone, radiological imaging such as Ultrasound (USG) abdomen, Computed Tomography (CT) is required to know the nature, extent and severity of disease and for planning interventions. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare clinical and biochemical parameters with radiological findings (USG/CT) among patients diagnosed to have PN...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762433/incidence-and-molecular-characterization-of-the-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-urinary-tract-infections-in-eastern-saudi-arabia
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Fahad A Mashwal, Salah H El Safi, Siju K George, Ahmed A Adam, Arulanantham Z Jebakumar
To find the prevalence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli)-producing extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) at King Fahd Military Medical Complex in Dhahran (KFMMC) and to detect the genes responsible for its production. In addition, we determined the pattern of multi-drug resistance among isolates. Methods: A total of 117 uropathogenic E. coli isolates were collected from KFMMC over a period of 4 months from March 2014 to June 2014. These were received in the Microbiology Laboratory at Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences (PSMCHS), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for analysis...
July 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761488/intestinal-helminths-in-different-species-of-rodents-in-north-khorasan-province-northeast-of-iran
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Kourosh Arzamani, Mitra Salehi, Iraj Mobedi, Amir Adinezade, Hamid Hasanpour, Mohammad Alavinia, Jamshid Darvish, Mohammad Reza Shirzadi, Zeinolabedin Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Rodents are an important source of zoonotic diseases for human. The aim of this study was to determine the infectivity of rodents with intestinal helminths in North Khorasan Province, Iran. METHODS: One hundred and thirteen rodents were collected using different collection methods such as kill and live traps, digging of their burrow, filling of their hiding places with water and hand net during 2011-2013. Their alimentary canals were removed in the laboratory and helminths were determined in the department of parasitology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713512/laboratory-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-unfilled-resin-after-the-use-of-self-etch-and-total-etch-dentin-adhesives-on-the-shear-bond-strength-of-composite-to-dentin
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Ehsan Baradaran Nasseri, Sara Majidinia, Davood Aghasizadeh Sharbaf
BACKGROUND: Based on the frequent application of composite resins as tooth-colored fillings, this method is considered a viable alternative to dental amalgam. However, this method has the low bond strength of the composite to dentin. To solve this issue, various dental adhesive systems with different characteristics have been developed by dentistry experts. AIM: To assess the effect of an additional layer of unfilled resin in self-etch and total-etch dentin adhesives on the shear bond strength (SBS) of composite to dentin...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713501/removal-of-acid-orange-7-dye-from-aqueous-solutions-by-adsorption-onto-kenya-tea-pulps-granulated-shape
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Behnaz Naraghi, Fahimeh Zabihi, Mohammad Reza Narooie, Mahdi Saeidi, Hamed Biglari
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Water resources pollution control is one of the main challenges of our time for researchers. Colored wastewater discharges caused by textile industry activities has added to the concern. In this study, removal of Acid Orange 7 dye (AO7) using Kenya Tea residue absorbent (granular) has been studied. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016. In this work, initially, tea residue was prepared in three forms of raw, treated with concentrated phosphoric acid, and carbonated, at temperatures of 350, 450 and 500 °C in the chemistry laboratory of Gonabad University of Medical Sciences...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690735/-malaria-serology-test-what-contribution-does-it-make-in-an-endemic-country-such-as-ivory-coast
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Amah Patricia Victorine Goran-Kouacou, Gonat Serge Dou, Kalou Dibert Zika, Adjoumanvoulé Honoré Adou, Oppong Richard Yéboah, Rita Ahou Aka, Sansan Hien, Kouabla Liliane Siransy, Koffi N'Guessan, Tariam Agnès Djibangar, Séry Romuald Dassé, Koffi Daho Adoubryn
INTRODUCTION: Malaria serology test seems to have attracted very little interest in endemic countries such as Ivory Coast. However, this examination has been regularly performed in the parasitology laboratory at the Training and Research Unit of Medical Sciences in Abidjan. Our study aimed to highlight the contribution of malaria serology test in our endemic country context. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of malaria serology test using Falciparum-Spot IF (bioMerieux) kit for the detection of IgG antiplasmodial antibodies...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681804/statistical-analysis-of-microbiological-diagnostic-tests
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REVIEW
C P Baveja, Prabhav Aggarwal
No study in medical science is complete without application of the statistical principles. Incorrect application of statistical tests causes incorrect interpretation of the study results obtained through hard work. Yet statistics remains one of the most neglected and loathed areas, probably due to the lack of understanding of the basic principles. In microbiology, rapid progress is being made in the field of diagnostic test, and a huge number of studies being conducted are related to the evaluation of these tests...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677044/ren%C3%A3-dubos-tuberculosis-and-the-ecological-facets-of-virulence
#15
Mark Honigsbaum
Reflecting on his scientific career toward the end of his life, the French-educated medical researcher René Dubos presented his flowering as an ecological thinker as a story of linear progression-the inevitable product of the intellectual seeds planted in his youth. But how much store should we set by Dubos's account of his ecological journey? Resisting retrospective biographical readings, this paper seeks to relate the development of Dubos's ecological ideas to his experimental practices and his career as a laboratory researcher...
September 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661111/-at-the-crossroads-the-role-of-laboratory-medicine-in-the-patient-care-process
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REVIEW
Yuval Geffen, Itzhak Zaidise
In recent decades, the laboratory medicine profession has undergone significant changes due to both technological developments and economic constraints. Technological innovations support automation, provide faster and more accurate equipment, and allow increased efficiency through the use of commercial test kits. These changes, combined with budgetary constraints, have led to mergers and centralization of medical laboratories to optimize work and cut costs. While this centralization may be a business necessity, it leads to a disconnection between the laboratory and the clinical context...
June 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660853/fluorescence-lifetime-based-bioassays
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Franz-Josef Meyer-Almes
Fluorescence lifetime (FLT) is a robust intrinsic property and material constant of fluorescent matter. Measuring this important physical indicator has evolved from a laboratory curiosity to a powerful and established technique for a variety of applications in drug discovery, medical diagnostics and basic biological research. This distinct trend was mainly driven by improved and meanwhile affordable laser and detection instrumentation on the one hand and the development of suitable FLT probes and biological assays on the other...
June 29, 2017: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659675/validation-of-different-techniques-in-physical-examination-of-breast
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Mahesh Sultania, Kamal Kataria, Anurag Srivastava, Mahesh Chandra Misra, Rajinder Parshad, Anita Dhar, Smriti Hari, Sanjay Thulkar
The majority of patients attending breast clinics are found to be suffering from benign conditions. The detailed investigations of every patient would add to the cost of care and burden the laboratories. A detailed clinical evaluation might limit the use of thorough investigations for suspicious lesions only. This cross sectional study involved the patients with various benign and malignant conditions of breast, who attended outpatient clinic and surgical ward at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from June 2009 to May 2011...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634530/the-role-of-medical-education-in-the-development-of-the-scientific-practice-of-medicine
#19
Lucien Cardinal, Alan Kaell
The authors describe the important role of medical schools and graduate medical education programs (residencies) in relationship to the advances in Medicine witnessed during the twentieth century; diagnosis, prognosis and treatment were revolutionized. This historical essay details the evolution of the education system and the successful struggle to introduce a uniform, science-based curriculum and bedside education. The result was successive generations of soundly educated physicians prepared with a broad knowledge in science, an understanding of laboratory methods and the ability to practice medicine at the bedside...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632968/perspective-on-precision-medicine-in-oncology
#20
Tali M Johnson
The topic of precision medicine is increasingly more prevalent in the general medical literature with oncology research leading the way. Many factors, such as, availability of targeted drugs, advances in laboratory science, and improved information systems, converged to make precision medicine research possible on a large scale at the National Cancer Institute. The resultant big data will spur new kinds of research in the decades to come, but until then, all clinicians are challenged to make sense of an overabundance of information when managing individual patients...
June 20, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
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