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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050130/-evaluation-of-a-high-intensity-fluorescent-fluorophage-method-for-diagnosis-of-drug-resistance-in-tuberculosis
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J J Luo, X Yu, Y F Ma, L P Zhao, Y Y Shang, Y Y Fu, H R Huang
Objective: To evaluate the high-intensity green fluorescent protein fluorophage Φ(2)GFP10 method for drug susceptibility testing of tuberculosis for isoniazid(INH), rifampin(RIF), and streptomycin(SM). Methods: A total of 128 clinical M. tuberculosis strains were isolated from patients with suspected drug-resistant tuberculosis visiting Beijing Chest Hospital (Beijing, China) from April to June 2014.All of the isolates were tested by the phage assay, while conventional drug susceptibility tests were performing on Lwenstein-Jensen culture medium as reference...
October 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050115/-effects-of-ovalbumin-exposure-during-pregnancy-of-mice-on-the-ovalbumin-re-exposure-in-adult-progeny
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Z Song, H Q Li
Objective: To observe the immunoreaction of offspring mice by ovalbumin (OVA) re-exposure after their mothers exposed to OVA during pregnancy. Method: A prospective controlled study was conducted to observe mice after repeated OVA exposures at 6-8 weeks.Their mothers were exposed to OVA during different stages of pregnancy.The symptoms were recorded and scored.The levels of OVA-specific IgE in serum, interferon-γ(IFN-γ) and interleukin-4(IL-4) in supernatant of spleen primary lymphocytes in vitro were measured by ELISA...
October 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049292/rejection-sensitivity-as-a-vulnerability-marker-for-depressive-symptom-deterioration-in-men
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Jannika De Rubeis, Ricardo G Lugo, Michael Witthöft, Stefan Sütterlin, Markus R Pawelzik, Claus Vögele
Consistent across time and cultures, men and male adolescents older than 14 years of age appear underrepresented in mood disorders, and are far less likely than women to seek psychological help. The much higher rate of suicide amongst males suggests that depression in men might be underreported. One of the core human motives is to seek acceptance by others and avoid rejection. Rejection Sensitivity (RS) has been conceptualized as the cognitive-affective processing disposition to anxiously expect, readily perceive, and intensely respond to cues of rejection in the behavior of others...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049182/endovascular-treatment-of-brucella-infected-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Tao Zhang, Donghua Ji, Feng Wang
RATIONALE: In very rare cases, a primary infected abdominal aortic aneurysm (IAAA) is caused by a species of Brucella. In this report, we report such a case that was successfully treated with a novel approach. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first case occurring in China, in which an infection of the abdominal aortic aneurysm was caused by a Brucella species. PATIENT CONCERNS: The clinical findings included high fever, fatigue, and abdominal pain. DIAGNOSES: The diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography angiography and by bacteriologic isolation from the patient's blood culture...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048783/-investigation-on-silymarin-impact-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-model-based-on-arachidonic-acid-metabolism-pathway
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Danti Mai, Chan Yang, Yun Xue, Yan Wang, Chao Yan
The objective of this research is to investigate the suppressive effect of silymarin on vitro cell culture model of inflammatory macrophage RAW264.7 induced by Kdo2-Lipid A, and explore its mechanism based on cell metabonomics. Ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method was used in the cell metabonomic assay to quantitative analysis of metabolites related to eicosanoids pathway. Then chemometric approaches such as principal component analysis were used to process the metabolic data...
June 8, 2017: Se Pu, Chinese Journal of Chromatography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048275/comparison-of-in-house-igm-and-igg-elisas-for-the-serodiagnosis-of-melioidosis-in-malaysia
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Shirley Yi Fen Hii, Noor Azila Ali, Norazah Ahmad, Fairuz Amran
Melioidosis is an endemic infectious disease in Southeast Asia and northern Australia, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. However, the incidence rate in Malaysia is not well documented. The high mortality rate and broad range of clinical presentations require rapid and accurate diagnosis for appropriate treatment. This study compared the efficacy of in-house IgM and IgG ELISA methods using a local B. pseudomallei strain. The diagnostic accuracy of the in-house IgG ELISA was better than that of the IgM ELISA: sensitivity (IgG: 84...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048183/an-initial-study-of-behavioral-addiction-symptom-severity-and-demand-for-indoor-tanning
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Amel Becirevic, Derek D Reed, Michael Amlung, James G Murphy, Jerod L Stapleton, Joel J Hillhouse
Indoor tanning remains a popular activity in Western cultures despite a growing body of literature suggesting its link to skin cancer and melanoma. Advances in indoor tanning research have illuminated problematic patterns of its use. With problems such as difficulty quitting, devoting resources toward its use at the expense of healthy activities, and excessive motivation and urges to tan, symptoms of excessive indoor tanning appear consistent with behavioral addiction. The present study bridges the gap between clinical approaches to understanding indoor tanning problems and behavioral economic considerations of unhealthy habits and addiction...
October 2017: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047290/understanding-factors-related-to-prolonged-trial-of-detained-defendants-in-the-philippines
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Raymund E Narag
Utilizing a combination of jail official data and qualitative data gathered through Focus Group Discussions and interviews with inmates, court actors, and jail officers, this article investigates the factors related to prolonged trial of detained defendants in the Philippines. Sensitizing concepts derived from Western literature are utilized to understand individual, court, and jail-level variations to prolonged detention. Results from official jail data show the magnitude and extent of the problem. The narrative data suggests the salience of organizational and cultural dynamics that lead to the delay of cases for detained defendants...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047004/age-patterns-in-risk-taking-across-the-world
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Natasha Duell, Laurence Steinberg, Grace Icenogle, Jason Chein, Nandita Chaudhary, Laura Di Giunta, Kenneth A Dodge, Kostas A Fanti, Jennifer E Lansford, Paul Oburu, Concetta Pastorelli, Ann T Skinner, Emma Sorbring, Sombat Tapanya, Liliana Maria Uribe Tirado, Liane Peña Alampay, Suha M Al-Hassan, Hanan M S Takash, Dario Bacchini, Lei Chang
Epidemiological data indicate that risk behaviors are among the leading causes of adolescent morbidity and mortality worldwide. Consistent with this, laboratory-based studies of age differences in risk behavior allude to a peak in adolescence, suggesting that adolescents demonstrate a heightened propensity, or inherent inclination, to take risks. Unlike epidemiological reports, studies of risk taking propensity have been limited to Western samples, leaving questions about the extent to which heightened risk taking propensity is an inherent or culturally constructed aspect of adolescence...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046731/promoter-methylation-inhibits-expression-of-tumor-suppressor-kibra-in-human-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Katrin Schelleckes, Boris Schmitz, Giuliano Ciarimboli, Malte Lenders, Hermann J Pavenstädt, Edwin Herrmann, Stefan-Martin Brand, Eva Brand
BACKGROUND: KIBRA has been suggested as a key regulator of the Hippo signaling pathway, regulating organ size, cell contact inhibition, tissue regeneration as well as tumorigenesis and cystogenesis. We recently reported that human KIBRA expression depends on a complex alternative CpG-rich promoter system. Our current study aimed at the identification of epigenetic mechanisms associated with alterations in KIBRA expression regulation. RESULTS: We identified two separated methylation-sensitive CpG islands located to independent KIBRA promoter regions...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046706/don-t-call-me-a-leader-but-i-am-one-the-dutch-mayor-and-the-tradition-of-bridging-and-bonding-leadership-in-consensus-democracies
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Niels Karsten, Frank Hendriks
In some democratic contexts, there is a strong aversion to the directive, individualistic and masculine expressions of leadership that have come to dominate the study of political leadership. Such leadership is antithetical to consensus democracies in parts of continental Europe, where the antipathy to leadership has linguistic, institutional as well as cultural dimensions. Political-administrative and socio-cultural contexts in these countries provide little room for heroic expressions of leadership. Consequently, alternative forms of leadership and associated vocabularies have developed that carry profound practical relevance but that have remained underexplored...
April 2017: Leadership (Lond)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046671/generation-of-persister-cells-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-staphylococcus-aureus-by-chemical-treatment-and-evaluation-of-their-susceptibility-to-membrane-targeting-agents
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Lucia Grassi, Mariagrazia Di Luca, Giuseppantonio Maisetta, Andrea C Rinaldi, Semih Esin, Andrej Trampuz, Giovanna Batoni
Persister cells (PCs) are a subset of dormant, phenotypic variants of regular bacteria, highly tolerant to antibiotics. Generation of PCs in vivo may account for the recalcitrance of most chronic infections to antimicrobial treatment and demands for the identification of new antimicrobial agents able to target such cells. The present study explored the possibility to obtain in vitro PCs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus at high efficiency through chemical treatment, and to test their susceptibility to structurally different antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and two clinically used peptide-based antibiotics, colistin and daptomycin...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046411/rapid-detection-and-differentiation-of-clinically-relevant-candida-species-simultaneously-from-blood-culture-using-a-novel-signal-amplification-approach
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Wanyuan Ao, Joshua Klonoski, Eric Berlinghoff, Jordan Jensen, Taliman Afroz, Denton Munns, Wes Lindsey, Gerald Denys, Robert Jenison
Fungal blood-stream infections are a significant problem in the U.S. with an attributable mortality rate of up to 40%. Early diagnosis to direct appropriate therapy has been shown to be critical to reduce mortality rates. Conventional phenotypic methods for fungal detection take several days, which is often too late to impact outcomes. Herein, we describe a cost-effective multiplex assay platform for rapid detection and differentiation of major clinically relevant Candida species directly from blood culture...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046359/androgens-trigger-different-growth-responses-in-genetically-identical-human-hair-follicles-in-organ-culture-that-reflect-their-epigenetic-diversity-in-life
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Benjamin H Miranda, Matthew R Charlesworth, Desmond J Tobin, David T Sharpe, Valerie A Randall
Male sex hormones-androgens-regulate male physique development. Without androgen signaling, genetic males appear female. During puberty, increasing androgens harness the hair follicle's unique regenerative ability to replace many tiny vellus hairs with larger, darker terminal hairs (e.g., beard). Follicle response is epigenetically varied: some remain unaffected (e.g., eyelashes) or are inhibited, causing balding. How sex steroid hormones alter such developmental processes is unclear, despite high incidences of hormone-driven cancer, hirsutism, and alopecia...
October 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045629/signs-and-symptoms-of-group-a-versus-non-group-a-strep-throat-a-meta-analysis
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Thuy N Thai, Ariella P Dale, Mark H Ebell
Introduction: Both non-Group A streptococcal (non-GAS) pharyngitis and Group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis are commonly found in patients with sore throat. It is not known whether or not they present with similar signs and symptoms compared to patients with non-streptococcal pharyngitis. Methods: MEDLINE was searched for prospective studies that reported throat culture for both GAS and non-GAS as a reference standard, and reported at least one sign, symptom, or the Centor score...
October 13, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045415/isolation-identification-and-phenotypic-and-molecular-characterization-of-pathogenic-vibrio-vulnificus-isolated-from-litopenaeus-vannamei
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Tao Teng, Liguo Liang, Kai Chen, Bingwen Xi, Jun Xie, Pao Xu
The morphology and the drug sensitivity of the strain GYX2014-1 isolated from the hepatic pancreatic tissue of moribund Litopenaeus vannamei were evaluated by conventional culture characteristics, physical and chemical characteristics, and molecular biology methods. Detection of extracellulase and hemolysin activity shows that the isolated GYX2014-1 has protease, lipase, gelatinase activity, but none of amylase, or lecithinase activity. The 16S rRNA gene (GenBank accession number: KT781675) was analyzed, and a phylogenetic tree analysis showed that the isolated pathogen was most closely related to V...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045244/respectful-disposition-after-miscarriage-clinical-practice-recommendations
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Elizabeth Levang, Rana Limbo, Tammara Ruiz Ziegler
Compassionate clinical practice guidelines for healthcare providers for respectful disposition after miscarriage are presented. When woven into the whole of a clinician's practice, these guidelines provide the framework for giving women and their families the care they want and deserve when experiencing miscarriage. Relying on theoretical concepts of personhood, place, and protection, care providers can assess the unique meaning a woman assigns to her early pregnancy loss and offer interventions that embrace the concept of respectful disposition...
October 17, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044041/viral-haemorrhagic-septicaemia-virus-vhsv-id-infections-are-detected-more-consistently-using-syndromic-vs-active-surveillance
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Pia Vennerström, Elina Välimäki, Tapani Lyytikäinen, Maria Hautaniemi, Gabriele Vidgren, Perttu Koski, Anna-Maija Virtala
The eradication of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV Id) from Finnish brackish-water rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss farms located in the restriction zone in the Province of Åland, Baltic Sea, failed several times in the 2000s. The official surveillance programme was often unable to find VHSV-positive populations, leading to the misbelief in the fish farming industry that virus eradication could be achieved. The ability of 3 other surveillance programmes to detect infected fish populations was compared with the official programme...
October 18, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044002/irrational-antibiotic-prescribing-practice-among-children-in-critical-care-of-tertiary-hospitals
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Mirza Tasawer Baig, Ali Akbar Sial, Ambreen Huma, Maryam Ahmed, Uzma Shahid, Nayel Syed
This study assessed the prescribing pattern of irrational use of antibiotic among children under age of 12 years in public and private sector hospitals in Pakistan. The prospective clinical evaluation of drug utilization pattern of antimicrobials from Patient Bedside File (PBF) of in-patients and Culture Sensitivity Test (CST) reports were evaluated to determine the antibiotic resistance. Two indicators recorded to assess antibiotic prescribing were; dose of prescribed antibiotic (low-dose, rational and high -dose) and Indication (valid or invalid)...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043651/reporter-based-synthetic-genetic-array-analysis-a-functional-genomics-approach-for-investigating-transcript-or-protein-abundance-using-fluorescent-proteins-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Hendrikje Göttert, Mojca Mattiazzi Usaj, Adam P Rosebrock, Brenda J Andrews
Fluorescent reporter genes have long been used to quantify various cell features such as transcript and protein abundance. Here, we describe a method, reporter synthetic genetic array (R-SGA) analysis, which allows for the simultaneous quantification of any fluorescent protein readout in thousands of yeast strains using an automated pipeline. R-SGA combines a fluorescent reporter system with standard SGA analysis and can be used to examine any array-based strain collection available to the yeast community. This protocol describes the R-SGA methodology for screening different arrays of yeast mutants including the deletion collection, a collection of temperature-sensitive strains for the assessment of essential yeast genes and a collection of inducible overexpression strains...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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