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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148022/hemodialysis-versus-peritoneal-dialysis-an-observational-study-in-two-international-centers
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Renhua Lu, Carla Estremadoyro, Xiaohuan Chen, Mingli Zhu, Leonardo C Ribeiro, Yucheng Yan, Alessandra Brendolan, Wei Fang, Carlo Crepaldi, Zhaohui Ni, Leyi Gu, Claudio Ronco
INTRODUCTION: Given that it is difficult to randomize end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients to either hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD), differences between these renal replacement therapy (RRT) modalities are of major interest and remain controversial. METHODS: All data on maintenance dialysis patients during 2009 to 2013 in the Renji Hospital in Shanghai, China and in the San Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza, Italy were selected. Patients who changed their therapy from HD to PD or PD to HD during this study were excluded...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133019/frequency-and-significance-of-qsofa-criteria-during-adult-rapid-response-team-reviews-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Maurice LeGuen, Yvonne Ballueer, Richard McKay, Glenn Eastwood, Rinaldo Bellomo, Daryl Jones
AIM: A new definition of sepsis released by an international task-force has introduced the concept of quick Sequential (Sepsis-Related) Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA). This study aimed to measure the proportion of patients who fulfilled qSOFA criteria during a Rapid Response Team (RRT) review and to assess their associated outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of adult RRT reviews over a one month period between 6th June and 10th July 2016 in a large tertiary hospital in Melbourne Australia RESULTS: Over a one-month period, there were 282 RRT reviews, 258 of which were included...
November 11, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124905/rapid-and-simple-detection-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-evaluation-of-a-cartridge-based-molecular-detection-system-for-use-in-basic-laboratories
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K V Goller, V Dill, M Madi, P Martin, Y Van der Stede, V Vandenberge, B Haas, S Van Borm, F Koenen, C J Kasanga, N Ndusilo, M Beer, L Liu, V Mioulet, B Armson, D P King, V L Fowler
Highly contagious transboundary animal diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) are major threats to the productivity of farm animals. To limit the impact of outbreaks and to take efficient steps towards a timely control and eradication of the disease, rapid and reliable diagnostic systems are of utmost importance. Confirmatory diagnostic assays are typically performed by experienced operators in specialized laboratories, and access to this capability is often limited in the developing countries with the highest disease burden...
November 9, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102102/bluetongue-virus-infection-in-na%C3%A3-ve-cattle-identification-of-circulating-serotypes-and-associated-culicoides-biting-midge-species-in-trinidad
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T Brown-Joseph, C Batten, L E Harrup, L Frost, J Flannery, H Hicks, V Ramkissoon, R Ramdeen, C V Carrington, C A L Oura
To better understand risks associated with trading cattle, it is important to know which serotypes of Bluetongue virus (BTV) are circulating within the exporting and importing country. Hence, this study was conducted to identify the circulating serotypes of BTV in Trinidad. Blood samples were collected monthly from sixty BTV- naïve imported cattle over a six month period after their arrival in the country. Virological (PCR and virus isolation) and serological (ELISA) analyses were carried out on the samples and CDC light traps were placed near the cattle enclosure to trap and identify the species of Culicoides biting midges that were present...
November 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044197/development-of-a-multiplex-probe-combination-based-one-step-real-time-reverse-transcription-pcr-for-na-subtype-typing-of-avian-influenza-virus
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Zhihao Sun, Tao Qin, Feifei Meng, Sujuan Chen, Daxin Peng, Xiufan Liu
Nine influenza virus neuraminidase (NA) subtypes have been identified in poultry and wild birds. Few methods are available for rapid and simple NA subtyping. Here we developed a multiplex probe combination-based one-step real-time reverse transcriptase PCR (rRT-PCR) to detect nine avian influenza virus NA subtypes. Nine primer-probe pairs were assigned to three groups based on the different fluorescent dyes of the probes (FAM, HEX, or Texas Red). Each probe detected only one NA subtype, without cross reactivity...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039628/early-versus-late-initiation-of-renal-replacement-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-clinical-trials
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Thomas A Mavrakanas, D Ezra Aurian-Blajeni, David M Charytan
AIMS OF THE STUDY: The optimal timing of renal replacement therapy (RRT) initiation in acute kidney injury (AKI) remains a matter of debate. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted to better estimate the effects of early initiation of RRT compared with late initiation of RRT among patients with AKI and in patients at risk for AKI. METHODS: A Medline literature research was conducted in PubMed for RCTs in adult patients with AKI that compared different RRT initiation strategies (early vs late)...
October 17, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033336/open-abdomen-therapy-with-vacuum-and-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-after-aortic-repair-an-international-multicentre-study
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Stefan Acosta, Arne Seternes, Maarit Venermo, Leena Vikatmaa, Karl Sörelius, Anders Wanhainen, Mats Svensson, Khatereh Djavani, Martin Björck
OBJECTIVES: Open abdomen therapy may be necessary to prevent or treat abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). The aim of the study was to analyse the primary delayed fascial closure (PDFC) rate and complications after open abdomen therapy with vacuum and mesh mediated fascial traction (VACM) after aortic repair and to compare outcomes between those treated with open abdomen after primary versus secondary operation. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort, multicentre study in Sweden, Finland, and Norway, including consecutive patients treated with open abdomen and VACM after aortic repair at six vascular centres in 2006-2015...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023555/assessing-the-individual-risk-of-fecal-poliovirus-shedding-among-vaccinated-and-non-vaccinated-subjects-following-national-health-weeks-in-mexico
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Leticia Ferreyra-Reyes, Luis Pablo Cruz-Hervert, Stephanie B Troy, ChunHong Huang, Clea Sarnquist, Guadalupe Delgado-Sánchez, Sergio Canizales-Quintero, Marisa Holubar, Elizabeth Ferreira-Guerrero, Rogelio Montero-Campos, Mauricio Rodríguez-Álvarez, Norma Mongua-Rodriguez, Yvonne Maldonado, Lourdes García-García
BACKGROUND: Mexico introduced inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization (RI) schedule in 2007 but continued to give trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV) twice a year during national health weeks (NHW) through 2015. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate individual variables associated with poliovirus (PV) shedding among children with IPV-induced immunity after vaccination with tOPV and their household contacts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited 72 children (both genders, ≤30 months, vaccinated with at least two doses of IPV) and 144 household contacts (both genders, 2 per household, children and adults) between 08/2010 and 09/2010 in Orizaba, Veracruz...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022532/hiv-positive-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-audit
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P Mkoko, R I Raine
BACKGROUND: The indications for and outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) admission of HIV-positive patients in resource-poor settings such as sub-Saharan Africa are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify indications for ICU admission and determine factors associated with high ICU and hospital mortality in HIV-positive patients. METHODS: We reviewed case records of HIV-positive patients admitted to the medical and surgical ICUs at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992218/long-term-consequences-of-renal-insufficiency-in-children-lessons-learned-from-the-dutch-leric-study
#10
Jaap W Groothoff, Martin Offringa, Martha Grootenhuis, Kitty J Jager
Few data exist on the prospects in adulthood for children on chronic renal replacement therapy (RRT). This article summarizes the results of a comprehensive Dutch long-term follow-up study performed in 2000 and 2010 of patients with RRT onset at age <15 years between 1972 and 1992. After a median of 25.5 RRT years, patients had stayed 23% of RRT time on dialysis. We observed a 30 times greater mortality risk compared with age-matched peers with cardiovascular disease (CVD) as the main cause of death during 1972-2000 and infections during 2000-10...
July 7, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974524/risk-of-infective-endocarditis-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Mavish S Chaudry, Nicholas Carlson, Gunnar H Gislason, Anne-Lise Kamper, Marianne Rix, Vance G Fowler, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Niels E Bruun
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Endocarditis is a serious complication in patients treated with RRT. The study aimed to examine incidence and risk factors of endocarditis in patients with ESRD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The Danish National Registry on Regular Dialysis and Transplantation contains data on all Danish patients receiving renal replacement (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or kidney transplantation) for ESRD. Incidence of endocarditis was estimated for each RRT modality...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950869/phylogenetic-assessment-reveals-continuous-evolution-and-circulation-of-pigeon-derived-virulent-avian-avulaviruses-1-in-eastern-europe-asia-and-africa
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Mahmoud Sabra, Kiril M Dimitrov, Iryna V Goraichuk, Abdul Wajid, Poonam Sharma, Dawn Williams-Coplin, Asma Basharat, Shafqat F Rehmani, Denys V Muzyka, Patti J Miller, Claudio L Afonso
BACKGROUND: The remarkable diversity and mobility of Newcastle disease viruses (NDV) includes virulent viruses of genotype VI. These viruses are often referred to as pigeon paramyxoviruses 1 because they are normally isolated and cause clinical disease in birds from the Columbidae family. Genotype VI viruses occasionally infect, and may also cause clinical disease in poultry. Thus, the evolution, current spread and detection of these viruses are relevant to avian health. RESULTS: Here, we describe the isolation and genomic characterization of six Egyptian (2015), four Pakistani (2015), and two Ukrainian (2007, 2013) recent pigeon-derived NDV isolates of sub-genotype VIg...
September 26, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935832/an-electronic-trigger-based-on-care-escalation-to-identify-preventable-adverse-events-in-hospitalised-patients
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Viraj Bhise, Dean F Sittig, Viralkumar Vaghani, Li Wei, Jessica Baldwin, Hardeep Singh
BACKGROUND: Methods to identify preventable adverse events typically have low yield and efficiency. We refined the methods of Institute of Healthcare Improvement's Global Trigger Tool (GTT) application and leveraged electronic health record (EHR) data to improve detection of preventable adverse events, including diagnostic errors. METHODS: We queried the EHR data repository of a large health system to identify an 'index hospitalization' associated with care escalation (defined as transfer to the intensive care unit (ICU) or initiation of rapid response team (RRT) within 15 days of admission) between March 2010 and August 2015...
September 21, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927458/sybr-green-based-one-step-quantitative-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-assay-for-the-detection-of-zika-virus-in-field-caught-mosquitoes
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Wei-Ping Tien, Gareth Lim, Gladys Yeo, Suzanna Nicole Chiang, Chee-Seng Chong, Lee-Ching Ng, Hapuarachchige Chanditha Hapuarachchi
BACKGROUND: The monitoring of vectors is one of the key surveillance measures to assess the risk of arbovirus transmission and the success of control strategies in endemic regions. The recent re-emergence of Zika virus (ZIKV) in the tropics, including Singapore, emphasizes the need to develop cost-effective, rapid and accurate assays to monitor the virus spread by mosquitoes. As ZIKV infections largely remain asymptomatic, early detection of ZIKV in the field-caught mosquitoes enables timely implementation of appropriate mosquito control measures...
September 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923071/characteristics-of-influenza-h13n8-subtype-virus-firstly-isolated-from-qinghai-lake-region-china
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Jie Dong, Hong Bo, Ye Zhang, Libo Dong, Shumei Zou, Weijuan Huang, Jia Liu, Dayan Wang, Yuelong Shu
BACKGROUND: Since the highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza caused thousands of deaths of wild bird in this area in 2005, Qinghai Lake in China has become a hot spot for study of the influence of avian influenza to migratory wild birds. However, the ecology and evolution of low pathogenic avian influenza virus in this region are limited. This project-based avian influenza surveillance in Qinghai lake region was initiated in year 2012. METHOD: Samples of wild bird feces and lake surface water were collected in Qinghai Lake in year 2012...
September 18, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863028/associations-of-plasma-nitrite-l-arginine-and-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-with-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
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Marco Bo Hansen, Lars Simon Rasmussen, Peter Garred, Katrine Pilely, Anna Mygind Wahl, Anders Perner, Martin Bruun Madsen, Elise Røge Hedegaard, Ulf Simonsen, Ole Hyldegaard
BACKGROUND: The nitric oxide system could play an important role in the pathophysiology related to necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI). Accordingly, we investigated the association between plasma nitrite level at admission and the presence of septic shock in patients with NSTI. We also evaluated the association between nitrite, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), L-arginine, L-arginine/ADMA-ratio and outcome. METHODS: We analyzed plasma from 141 NSTI patients taken upon hospital admission...
August 31, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837842/defining-the-relative-performance-of-isothermal-assays-that-can-be-used-for-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus
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Emma L A Howson, Yohei Kurosaki, Jiro Yasuda, Masayoshi Takahashi, Hiroaki Goto, Ashley R Gray, Valerie Mioulet, Donald P King, Veronica L Fowler
This study describes the first multiway comparison of portable isothermal assays for the detection of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), benchmarked against real-time reverse transcription RT-PCR (rRT-PCR). The selected isothermal chemistries included reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) and reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification (RT-RPA). The analytical sensitivity of RT-LAMP was comparable to rRT-PCR (10(1) RNA copies), while RT-RPA was one log10 less sensitive (10(2) RNA copies)...
November 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761770/extended-peritoneal-dialysis-and-renal-recovery-in-hiv-infected-patients-with-prolonged-aki-a-report-of-2-cases
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Donlawat Saengpanit, Pongpratch Puapatanakul, Piyaporn Towannang, Talerngsak Kanjanabuch
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) has recently been established as a treatment option for renal replacement therapy (RRT) in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). Its efficacy in providing fluid and small solute removal has also been demonstrated in clinical trials and is equivalent to hemodialysis (HD). However, effect of RRT modality on renal recovery after AKI remains a controversy. Moreover, the setting of human immunodeficiency virus- (HIV-) infected patients with AKI requiring RRT makes the decision on RRT initiation and modality selection more complicated...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742422/virus-isolation-and-molecular-detection-of-bluetongue-and-epizootic-hemorrhagic-disease-viruses-from-naturally-infected-white-tailed-deer-odocoileus-virginianus
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Clara Kienzle, Rebecca L Poulson, Mark G Ruder, David E Stallknecht
Hemorrhagic disease in North America is caused by multiple serotypes of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) and bluetongue virus (BTV). Diagnostic tests for detection of EHDV and BTV include virus isolation (VI), reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR, and real-time RT-PCR (rRT-PCR). Our objective was to compare the diagnostic capabilities of three rRT-PCR protocols for detection of EHDV and BTV from naturally infected white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). We compared the effectiveness of these assays to traditional viral detection methods (e...
October 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738865/avian-influenza-h9n2-virus-isolated-from-air-samples-in-lpms-in-jiangxi-china
#20
Xiaoxu Zeng, Mingbin Liu, Heng Zhang, Jingwen Wu, Xiang Zhao, Wenbing Chen, Lei Yang, Fenglan He, Guoyin Fan, Dayan Wang, Haiying Chen, Yuelong Shu
BACKGROUND: Recently, avian influenza virus has caused repeated worldwide outbreaks in humans. Live Poultry Markets (LPMs) play an important role in the circulation and reassortment of novel Avian Influenza Virus (AIVs). Aerosol transmission is one of the most important pathways for influenza virus to spread among poultry, from poultry to mammals, and among mammals. METHODS: In this study, air samples were collected from LPMs in Nanchang city between April 2014 and March 2015 to investigate possible aerosol transmission of AIVs...
July 24, 2017: Virology Journal
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