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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384746/day-to-day-issues-in-the-forensic-identification-practice-related-to-illegal-immigration-in-italy
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V Pinchi, M Focardi, F Pradella, R Grifoni, M Palandri, G A Norelli
The migratory flows to Europe from the African countries, Asia and Middle East, have hugely intensified in the recent years. In 2016, more than 98,000 out of a total of 260,000 migrants across the Mediterranean Sea arrived in Italy and in May 2017, the trend of arrivals is: Italy +576%; Greece -39% compared to previous years. Some migrants die before touching the sole of the European continent, during the crossing, often afforded with ships, made available by unscrupulous smugglers or criminal organizations, which are unsuitable for this type of transportation...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Forensic Odonto-stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384745/forensic-odontology-education-from-undergraduate-to-phd-a-brazilian-experience
#2
J G Dietrichkeit Pereira, T S Frontanilla Recalde, P Barreto Costa, V Jacometti, L Vigorito Magalhães, R H Alves Da Silva
BACKGROUND: Forensic Odontology is a topic present in the majority of Dental Schools in Brazil, and due to this reality, some universities develop activities related to undergraduate and graduate students, from the Dentistry course until the Ph.D. degree. AIM: To present the education experience related to Forensic Odontology at School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto (USP - University of São Paulo), showing the strategies and activities in the different degrees (Dental course, Forensic Odontology Specialization Program, Specific Professional Training, Master, and Ph...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Forensic Odonto-stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378163/microparticles-as-prognostic-biomarkers-in-dengue-virus-infection
#3
Rucha Patil, Smrati Bajpai, Kanjaksha Ghosh, Shrimati Shetty
Promising biomarkers which may help predict the risk of developing severe dengue virus infection (DVI) are lacking and will be helpful. Thus the main aim of this study was to analyze the role of cell-derived microparticles (MP) in DVI. Sixty patients with DVI i.e. 18: dengue with warning signs (DWS); 1: DSS and 41: dengue without warning signs (DWOS); along with 15 controls (other febrile illness) were included in the study. The following MPs were assessed: annexinV, platelet (CD41a), red blood cell (RBC) (CD235a) and activated endothelial (CD62e) MPs...
January 26, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377377/the-hemodynamic-response-to-incremental-increases-in-negative-intrathoracic-pressure-in-healthy-humans
#4
William S Cheyne, Jinelle C Gelinas, Neil D Eves
Negative intrathoracic pressure (nITP) generally augments venous return and left ventricular (LV) stroke volume (LVSV), though large increases in nITP, commonly seen in respiratory disease, attenuate LVSV. Despite this consistent finding, the degree of nITP required to reduce LVSV and the contributions of series and direct ventricular interaction (DVI) in mediating this response remain unclear. We hypothesized that nITP ≤-15 cmH2 0 would augment LVSV, while nITP ≥-20 cmH2 o would reduce LVSV via DVI and increased afterload...
January 27, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291357/associations-of-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-and-outcomes-of-labor-induction-with-prostaglandin-vaginal-inserts
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Lili Sheibani, Kyle Raymond, Olof Rugarn, Deborah A Wing
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between hypertensive (HTNsive) disorders of pregnancy and outcomes of labor induction, in two cohorts of women induced with either misoprostol vaginal insert (MVI) or dinoprostone vaginal insert (DVI). STUDY DESIGN: This investigation was a post-hoc analysis of data from three Phase II and III, multi-center, double blind, randomized controlled trials of women induced with identical efficacy endpoints. A competing risk framework investigated the association between HTNsive disorders of pregnancy and the time-to-event endpoints of onset of active labor and vaginal delivery...
January 1, 2018: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260650/impact-of-sickle-cell-trait-and-naturally-acquired-immunity-on-uncomplicated-malaria-after-controlled-human-malaria-infection-in-adults-in-gabon
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Bertrand Lell, Benjamin Mordmüller, Jean-Claude Dejon Agobe, Josiane Honkpehedji, Jeannot Zinsou, Juliana Boex Mengue, Marguerite Massinga Loembe, Ayola Akim Adegnika, Jana Held, Albert Lalremruata, The Trong Nguyen, Meral Esen, Natasha Kc, Adam J Ruben, Sumana Chakravarty, B Kim Lee Sim, Peter Billingsley, Eric James, Thomas L Richie, Stephen L Hoffman, Peter G Kremsner
Controlled human malaria infection (CHMI) by direct venous inoculation (DVI) with 3,200 cryopreserved Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites (PfSPZ) consistently leads to parasitemia and malaria symptoms in malaria-naive adults. We used CHMI by DVI to investigate infection rates, parasite kinetics, and malaria symptoms in lifelong malaria-exposed (semi-immune) Gabonese adults with and without sickle cell trait. Eleven semi-immune Gabonese with normal hemoglobin (IA), nine with sickle cell trait (IS), and five nonimmune European controls with normal hemoglobin (NI) received 3,200 PfSPZ by DVI and were followed 28 days for parasitemia by thick blood smear (TBS) and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and for malaria symptoms...
December 18, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894961/digital-soil-mapping-using-remote-sensing-indices-terrain-attributes-and-vegetation-features-in-the-rangelands-of-northeastern-iran
#7
Ebrahim Mahmoudabadi, Alireza Karimi, Gholam Hosain Haghnia, Adel Sepehr
Digital soil mapping has been introduced as a viable alternative to the traditional mapping methods due to being fast and cost-effective. The objective of the present study was to investigate the capability of the vegetation features and spectral indices as auxiliary variables in digital soil mapping models to predict soil properties. A region with an area of 1225 ha located in Bajgiran rangelands, Khorasan Razavi province, northeastern Iran, was chosen. A total of 137 sampling sites, each containing 3-5 plots with 10-m interval distance along a transect established based on randomized-systematic method, were investigated...
September 11, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892844/are-optical-indices-good-proxies-of-seasonal-changes-in-carbon-fluxes-and-stress-related-physiological-status-in-a-beech-forest
#8
E Nestola, A Scartazza, D Di Baccio, A Castagna, A Ranieri, M Cammarano, F Mazzenga, G Matteucci, C Calfapietra
This study investigates the functionality of a Mediterranean-mountain beech forest in Central Italy using simultaneous determinations of optical measurements, carbon (C) fluxes, leaf eco-physiological and biochemical traits during two growing seasons (2014-2015). Meteorological variables showed significant differences between the two growing seasons, highlighting a heat stress coupled with a reduced water availability in mid-summer 2015. As a result, a different C sink capacity of the forest was observed between the two years of study, due to the differences in stressful conditions and the related plant physiological status...
January 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858673/evaluating-the-statistical-power-of-dna-based-identification-exemplified-by-the-missing-grandchildren-of-argentina
#9
Daniel Kling, Thore Egeland, Mariana Herrera Piñero, Magnus Dehli Vigeland
Methods and implementations of DNA-based identification are well established in several forensic contexts. However, assessing the statistical power of these methods has been largely overlooked, except in the simplest cases. In this paper we outline general methods for such power evaluation, and apply them to a large set of family reunification cases, where the objective is to decide whether a person of interest (POI) is identical to the missing person (MP) in a family, based on the DNA profile of the POI and available family members...
August 12, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846914/two-halves-make-a-whole-both-first-responders-and-experts-are-needed-for-the-management-and-identification-of-the-dead-in-large-disasters
#10
S Cordner, S T D Ellingham
Catastrophic natural disasters are a regular global issue claiming thousands of lives and having severe and long lasting consequences for communities. Along with the rescue and care of survivors and the provision of basic services, managing the dead in a proper and dignified manner is one of the three pillars of disaster response. Since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, progress to facilitate better coordination in the management of the dead has been made. Two guidelines contributing to this positive trend are the Interpol DVI Guide, and the "Management of the Dead after Disasters - A Field Manual for First Responders"...
October 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833187/rhd-genotype-and-zygosity-analysis-in-the-chinese-southern-han-d-d-and-d-variant-donors-using-the-multiplex-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification-assay
#11
Y L Ji, H Luo, J Z Wen, L Haer-Wigman, B Veldhuisen, L Wei, Z Wang, P Ligthart, M Lodén-van Straaten, Y S Fu, C E van der Schoot, G P Luo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Several comprehensive genotyping platforms for determining red blood cell (RBC) antigens have been established and validated for use in the Caucasian and Black populations, but not for the Chinese. The multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) assay was validated for RHD genotyping in the Chinese. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The blood samples of 200 D+, 200 D- and 62 D variant Chinese donors were collected. RhD antigen was routinely typed by serological method...
August 18, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806635/oryong-501-sinking-incident-in-the-bering-sea-international-dvi-cooperation-in-the-asia-pacific
#12
Nak-Eun Chung, Anton Castilani, Wilfredo E Tierra, Philip Beh, Mohd Shah Mahmood
On December 1st, 2014, the sinking of Oryong 501 occurred in the Bering Sea off the east coast of Russia. A total of 60 crew members, including 35 Indonesians, 13 Filipinos, 11 South Koreans and 1 Russian inspector were on board out of which only seven survived. Through an international rescue operation, the dead bodies of 27 were found and the remaining 26 crew are still missing. After transferring the dead bodies to the Busan Harbor in South Korea, the operation to identify the deceased began involving DVI teams from three countries: Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines...
September 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755626/the-use-of-forensic-dna-analysis-in-humanitarian-forensic-action-the-development-of-a-set-of-international-standards
#13
William H Goodwin
DNA analysis was first applied to the identification of victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence (ACOSV) in the mid-1990s, starting in South America and the Balkans. Argentina was the first country to establish a genetic database specifically developed to identify disappeared children. Following on from these programs the early 2000s marked major programs, using a largely DNA-led approach, identifying missing persons in the Balkans and following the attack on the World Trade Center in New York...
September 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737602/treatment-of-congenital-thrombotic-thrombocytopenia-purpura-a-new-paradigm
#14
Louis M Aledort, Tammuella C Singleton, Paula J Ulsh
Congenital thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura (cTTP) is a very rare disorder worldwide. Standard treatment of recognized cases has been to administer fresh frozen plasma as the source of ADAMTS13, to replenish the absent ADAMTS13 enzyme. An alternative source, a plasma-derived factor VIII concentrate used for hemophilia A, and found to contain this enzyme, was reported to be effective in 1 patient in the United States. We now report details on a US cohort of 8 cTTP patients who have been successfully treated for varying periods with a marketed antihemophilic factor concentrate Koate-DVI...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729396/acute-volume-loading-exacerbates-direct-ventricular-interaction-in-a-model-of-copd
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William Spencer Cheyne, Alexandra Mackenzie Williams, Megan I Harper, Neil Derek Eves
Volume loading increases left ventricular (LV) stroke volume (LVSV) through series interaction but may paradoxically reduce LVSV in the presence of large increases in right ventricular (RV) afterload due to direct ventricular interaction (DVI). RV afterload is often increased in COPD as a result of pathological changes to respiratory mechanics, namely increased negative intrathoracic pressure (nITP), dynamic lung hyperinflation (DH) and increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). These hallmarks of COPD negatively impact LV hemodynamics in normovolemia...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698062/the-clandestine-multiple-graves-in-malaysia-the-first-mass-identification-operation-of-human-skeletal-remains
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Mohd Suhani Mohd Noor, Lay See Khoo, Wan Zafirah Zamaliana Alias, Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi, Mohamad Azaini Ibrahim, Mohd Shah Mahmood
The first ever mass identification operation of skeletal remains conducted for the clandestine graves in Malaysia consisted of 165 individuals unearthed from 28 human trafficking transit camps located in Wang Kelian, along the Thai-Malaysia border. A DVI response was triggered in which expert teams comprising of pathologists, anthropologists, odontologists, radiologists and DNA experts were gathered at the identified operation centre. The Department of Forensic Medicine, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Star, Kedah, located approximately 75km away from Wang Kelian, was temporarily converted into a victim identification centre (VIC) as it is the nearest available forensic facility to the mass grave site...
September 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679570/cardiopulmonary-physiology-why-the-heart-and-lungs-are-inextricably-linked
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Kevin Verhoeff, Jamie R Mitchell
Because the heart and lungs are confined within the thoracic cavity, understanding their interactions is integral for studying each system. Such interactions include changes in external constraint to the heart, blood volume redistribution (venous return), direct ventricular interaction (DVI), and left ventricular (LV) afterload. During mechanical ventilation, these interactions can be amplified and result in reduced cardiac output. For example, increased intrathoracic pressure associated with mechanical ventilation can increase external constraint and limit ventricular diastolic filling and, therefore, output...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593087/a-dynamic-valgus-index-that-combines-hip-and-knee-angles-assessment-of-utility-in-females-with-patellofemoral-pain
#18
Sara A Scholtes, Gretchen B Salsich
BACKGROUND: Two=dimensional motion analysis of lower=extremity movement typically focuses on the knee frontal plane projection angle, which considers the position of the femur and the tibia. A measure that includes the pelvis may provide a more comprehensive and accurate indicator of lower=extremity movement. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose of the study was to describe the utility of a two=dimensional dynamic valgus index (DVI) in females with patellofemoral pain. The hypothesis was that the DVI would be more reliable and valid than the knee frontal plane projection angle, be greater in females with patellofemoral pain during a single=limb squat than in females without patellofemoral pain, and decrease in females with patellofemoral pain following instruction...
June 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584428/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-comparison-between-extended-daily-hemodialysis-and-continuous-veno-venous-hemodialysis-in-patients-of-acute-kidney-injury-with-septic-shock
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Shakti Bedanta Mishra, Afzal Azim, Narayan Prasad, Ratendra Kumar Singh, Banani Poddar, Mohan Gurjar, Arvind Kumar Baronia
AIM OF STUDY: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in patients of septic shock. There is sparse data comparing sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in patients with septic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective randomized study in a 12-bedded medical intensive care unit. After clearance from institute's ethics committee and obtaining informed consent from the relatives, sixty adult patients with septic shock who were to undergo dialysis for AKI were included in the study...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560878/serial-metabolome-changes-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-subjects-with-influenza-viral-infection-and-comparison-with-dengue-fever
#20
Liang Cui, Jinling Fang, Eng Eong Ooi, Yie Hou Lee
Influenza virus infection (IVI) and dengue virus infection (DVI) are major public health threats. Between IVI and DVI, clinical symptoms can be overlapping yet infection-specific, but host metabolome changes are not well-described. Untargeted metabolomics and targeted oxylipinomic analyses were performed on sera serially collected at three phases of infection from a prospective cohort study of adult subjects with either H3N2 influenza infection or dengue fever. Untargeted metabolomics identified 26 differential metabolites, and major perturbed pathways included purine metabolism, fatty acid biosynthesis and β-oxidation, tryptophan metabolism, phospholipid catabolism, and steroid hormone pathway...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
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