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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194857/hepatitis-e-risks-pigs-or-blood-that-is-the-question
#1
Richard S Tedder, Samreen Ijaz, Alan Kitchen, Ines Ushiro-Lumb, Kate I Tettmar, Patricia Hewitt, Nick Andrews
BACKGROUND: Infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) Genotype 3 is recognized as a food-borne zoonosis in developed countries where it usually causes a mild self-limited acute hepatitis. It may cause a persistent infection in the immunosuppressed human that can progress to cirrhosis. To protect the patient from transfusion-acquired HEV infection, steps have been taken in the United Kingdom to provide for at-risk patients only components from donors screened for HEV viremia. This strategy does not protect from dietary exposure and calls into question estimation of relative risk between blood transfusion and diet...
February 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176932/intrauterine-levonorgestrel-delivery-with-frameless-fibrous-delivery-system-review-of-clinical-experience
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REVIEW
Dirk Wildemeersch, Amaury Andrade, Norman D Goldstuck, Thomas Hasskamp, Geert Jackers
The concept of using a frameless intrauterine device (IUD) instead of the conventional plastic framed IUD is not new. Frameless copper IUDs have been available since the late 1990s. They rely on an anchoring system to retain in the uterine cavity. The clinical experience with these IUDs suggests that frameless IUDs fit better as they are thin and, therefore, do not disturb or irritate the uterus. High tolerance and continuation rates have been achieved as complaints of pain are virtually nonexistent and the impact on menstrual blood loss is minimal...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155014/molecular-xenomonitoring-mx-and-transmission-assessment-survey-tas-of-lymphatic-filariasis-elimination-in-two-villages-menoufyia-governorate-egypt
#3
M A Moustafa, M M I Salamah, H S Thabet, R A Tawfik, M M Mehrez, D M Hamdy
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is focally endemic in Egypt where the female mosquito, Culex pipiens, is responsible for its transmission. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of implementation of the 13th round of MDA in two Egyptian villages in the Menoufyia Governorate area after failing the transmission assessment survey (TAS) in 2005 using two methods, and to decide whether it is safe to stop MDA in these, as well as in similar implementation units (IUs). To achieve this aim, both the immunochromatographic card test (ICT) and molecular xenomonitoring (MX) techniques were employed...
February 2, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142308/a-case-of-endometrial-carcinoma-in-a-long-term-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-system-lng-52%C3%A2-mg-ius-user
#4
Melisa Thomas, Paula Briggs
This report describes a 50-year-old woman who presented to a community gynaecology clinic complaining of persistent heavy vaginal bleeding with an LNG 52 mg-IUS in situ. She was subsequently found to have stage 1 grade 1a endometrioid carcinoma. From the literature, we have identified five similar cases. This case highlights the possibility of endometrial carcinoma despite treatment with an LNG 52 mg-IUS and reinforces the importance of investigating women who present with unusual persistent or heavy vaginal bleeding...
January 1, 2017: Post Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133990/economic-outcomes-with-the-conversion-of-insulin-delivery-methods-in-hospitals
#5
Kari A Kelton, Sinem Perk, Scott Loveland, Magaly Perez-Nieves, Haoda Fu, Xiaomei Peng
PURPOSE: Evaluate the insulin wastage and associated acquisition costs when switching from individual patient supply (IPS) of 3-mL pens of rapid-acting insulin (RAI) aspart to floor stock (FS) dispensing of 3-mL vials of RAI lispro and with conversion from IPS of 3-mL pens to centralized unit dose (CUD) of 10-mL vials of basal insulin detemir. METHODS: Data from September 2010 to December 2012 from 3 hospitals in the Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) were used: Roper Hospital (368 beds), Bon Secours St...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107450/systemic-t-cells-immunosuppression-of-glioma-stem-cell-derived-exosomes-is-mediated-by-monocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
#6
Rossana Domenis, Daniela Cesselli, Barbara Toffoletto, Evgenia Bourkoula, Federica Caponnetto, Ivana Manini, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Tamara Ius, Miran Skrap, Carla Di Loreto, Giorgia Gri
A major contributing factor to glioma development and progression is its ability to evade the immune system. Nano-meter sized vesicles, exosomes, secreted by glioma-stem cells (GSC) can act as mediators of intercellular communication to promote tumor immune escape. Here, we investigated the immunomodulatory properties of GCS-derived exosomes on different peripheral immune cell populations. Healthy donor peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) stimulated with anti-CD3, anti-CD28 and IL-2, were treated with GSC-derived exosomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071979/vytautas-kontrimavi%C3%A3-%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-ius-1930-2016
#7
Gediminas Valkià  Nas, Romualda Petkevià  ià  tà Â
No abstract.
January 10, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041992/changes-in-body-composition-in-women-using-long-acting-reversible-contraception
#8
Priscilla de Nazaré Silva Dos Santos, Tessa Madden, Karen Omvig, Jeffrey F Peipert
OBJECTIVE: Users of hormonal long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) report weight gain as a side effect, but few studies have assessed body composition change among LARC users. We evaluated weight and body composition of healthy women using the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), copper intrauterine device (copper IUD) or etonogestrel implant (ENG implant). We hypothesized that weight gain and body composition over 12 months would not differ between copper IUD, LNG-IUS and ENG implant users...
December 30, 2016: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012273/timing-of-insertion-of-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#9
Pahh van der Heijden, Pmaj Geomini, M C Herman, S Veersema, M Y Bongers
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to assess whether patient-perceived pain during the insertion of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) depends on the timing during the menstrual cycle. DESIGN: A stratified two-armed non-inferiority randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Large teaching hospital in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. SAMPLE: From October 2013 to May 2014, 60 nulliparous and 60 multiparous women were randomised...
January 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990196/levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-52-mg-for-idiopathic-heavy-menstrual-bleeding-a-health-technology-assessment
#10
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BACKGROUND: Heavy menstrual bleeding affects as many as one in three women and has negative physical, economic, and psychosocial impacts including activity limitations and reduced quality of life. The goal of treatment is to make menstruation manageable, and options include medical therapy or surgery such as endometrial ablation or hysterectomy. This review examined the evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the 52-mg levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) as a treatment alternative for idiopathic heavy menstrual bleeding...
2016: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984850/development-of-endometrioid-adenocarcinoma-despite-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-a-case-report-with-discussion-and-review-of-the-rcog-bsge-guideline-on-the-management-of-endometrial-hyperplasia
#11
A C L van der Meer, L S Hanna
Obesity is a significant risk factor for the development of endometrial hyperplasia and cancer. More conservative prevention and management strategies are attractive due to the increased surgical risk and complication rates associated with obesity. The Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS, Mirena) has been shown to reduce the risk of developing endometrial cancer. The recent joint Green Top Guideline on the Management of Endometrial Hyperplasia published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) with the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) recommends the LNG-IUS for the medical management of endometrial hyperplasia without atypia...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970722/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-52-mg-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-lng-ius-versus-short-acting-hormonal-contraceptives-in-avoiding-unintended-pregnancy-up-in-15-to-19-year-old-adolescents-under-the-brazilian-public-healthcare-system-sus
#12
A Honda, N B Ramos, M Sakagute, C Nakada, F Tobaruella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970711/budget-impact-analysis-bia-of-the-introduction-of-52mg-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-lng-ius-as-a-contraceptive-method-option-in-the-brazilian-public-healthcare-system-sus-to-avoid-unintended-pregnancy-up-in-15-to-19-year-old-adolescents
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N B Ramos, A Honda, M Sakagute, C Nakada, F Tobaruella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957732/chronic-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-in-patients-using-a-levonorgestrel-containing-intrauterine-device
#14
Yvonne Nguyen, Gayle Fischer
Chronic vulvovaginal candidiasis is usually responsive to therapy with oral antifungals. We present a case series of 13 patients with this condition who were also using a levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS). All cases responded to ongoing oral fluconazole therapy while the LNG-IUS was in situ. The LNG-IUS was removed in six patients and of these, two experienced clinical improvement with lower fluconazole dosage requirements and three experienced complete resolution of symptoms. One remains on fluconazole 100 mg daily...
December 13, 2016: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932442/contraceptive-sales-in-the-setting-of-the-zika-virus-epidemic
#15
Luis Bahamondes, Moazzam Ali, Ilza Monteiro, Arlete Fernandes
STUDY QUESTION: Has there been any influence of the Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak on the sales of contraceptive methods in Brazil? SUMMARY ANSWER: Contraceptive sales in the 24 months of evaluation showed little variation and no significant change has been observed since the ZIKV outbreak. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Transmission of ZIKV is primarily by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes; however, sexual transmission has also been described. The association of several birth defects and the ZIKV infection during pregnancy has been established, and it was estimated in Bahia, Brazil that the infection rate could range from 10% to 80%...
January 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931084/association-of-higher-cd4-cd25-high-cd127-low-foxp3-and-il-2-t-cell-frequencies-early-after-lung-transplantation-with-less-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-at-two-years
#16
J Salman, F Ius, A-K Knoefel, W Sommer, Th Siemeni, C Kuehn, I Tudorache, M Avsar, T Nakagiri, G Preissler, R Hatz, M Greer, T Welte, A Haverich, G Warnecke
Regulatory T cells (Treg) can regulate alloantigens and may counteract chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) in lung transplantation. We analyzed Treg in peripheral blood prospectively and correlated percentages of subpopulations with the incidence of CLAD at two years. Among lung-transplanted patients between 01/2009 and 07/2011, only patients with sufficient Treg measurements were included into the study. Tregs were measured immediately before lung transplantation, at 3 weeks and 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after transplantation and were defined as CD4(+) CD25(high) T cells and further analyzed for CTLA4, CD127, FoxP3 and IL-2 expressions...
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930941/evaluation-of-a-new-low-dose-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-contraceptive-system-over-5-years-of-use
#17
Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Dan Apter, Sylvia Dermout, Thomas Faustmann, Kimberly Rosen, Thomas Schmelter, Martin Merz, Anita Nelson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new, low-dose levonorgestrel intrauterine contraceptive system (LNG-IUS 12) for up to 5 years of use. STUDY DESIGN: In this Phase III study, 2885 nulliparous and parous women aged 18-35 years were randomized to LNG-IUS 8 or LNG-IUS 12 for 3 years. After 3 years, women using LNG-IUS 12 could continue for up to 2 additional years (5 years total). The primary outcome was occurrence of pregnancy (Pearl Index). Secondary outcomes included safety, bleeding, dysmenorrhea, discontinuations, and user satisfaction...
November 20, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928678/usage-of-the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-lng-ius-in-adolescence-what-is-the-evidence-so-far
#18
REVIEW
Magdalini Patseadou, Lina Michala
PURPOSE: The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) is an effective method of contraception, while also providing various non-contraceptive benefits. Although targeted primarily to adults, there is increasing experience in its use in adolescence. The aim of this review is to assess the available information on LNG-IUS usage in adolescence. METHODS: We conducted an online search on MEDLINE and SCOPUS from inception to May 24, 2015. All studies that examined LNG-IUS use in teen populations were eligible for inclusion...
December 7, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923603/repeated-human-leukocyte-antigen-mismatches-in-lung-re-transplantation
#19
Wiebke Sommer, Michael Hallensleben, Fabio Ius, Christian Kühn, Igor Tudorache, Murat Avsar, Jawad Salman, Thierry Siemeni, Mark Greer, Jens Gottlieb, Dietmar Boethig, Rainer Blasczyk, Axel Haverich, Gregor Warnecke
BACKGROUND: The role of HLA-sensitization in the absence of detectable DSA in lung re-transplantation is unclear. Antigens of the second donor matching the HLA typing of the first donor are considered 'unacceptable', by some tissue typing laboratories, especially in kidney re-transplantation. METHODS: Thus, we performed a retrospective analysis of all lung re-transplantations focussing on the impact of HLA-homologies between the first and the second donor ('unacceptable' antigens; repeated HLA mismatch) on patient and graft survival...
December 5, 2016: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914319/intolerance-of-uncertainty-scale-measurement-invariance-among-adolescent-boys-and-girls-and-relationships-with-anxiety-and-risk-taking
#20
Laura M S Dekkers, Brenda R J Jansen, Elske Salemink, Hilde M Huizenga
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adolescence-related increases in both anxiety and risk taking may originate in variability in Intolerance of Uncertainty (IU), rendering the study of IU of importance. We therefore studied the psychometric properties of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale-Short version (IUS-12), including its associations with trait anxiety and risk taking, among adolescents. METHODS: A sample of 879 Dutch adolescents, from diverse educational levels, and with an equal distribution of boys and girls, was classically tested...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
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