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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635581/first-report-on-the-successful-hybridization-of-pangasianodon-hypophthalmus-sauvage-1878-and-clarias-gariepinus-burchell-1822
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V T Okomoda, I C C Koh, M S Shahreza
Breeding and larval performance of novel hybrids from reciprocal crosses of Asian catfish Pangasianodon hypophthalmus (Sauvage, 1878) and African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) were investigated in this study. Spawning was by hormonal injection of brood fish, artificial fertilization, and incubation in triplicate aquarium tanks (0.5 × 0.5 × 0.5 m3) with continuous aeration. Reciprocal crosses (♀C. gariepinus × ♂P. hypophthalmus and ♀P. hypophthalmus × ♂C. gariepinus) had lower hatchability (≤50%) than their pure siblings (≥75%)...
June 21, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635347/ketamine-and-international-regulations
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Yanhui Liao, Yi-Lang Tang, Wei Hao
BACKGROUND: Ketamine is an anesthetic commonly used in low-income countries and has recently been shown to be effective for treatment-resistant depression. However, the illicit manufacturing, trafficking, and nonmedical use of ketamine are increasing globally, and its illicit use poses major public health challenges in many countries. OBJECTIVES: To review the nonmedical use of ketamine in selected countries and its regulatory control. METHODS: We conducted a review of literature identified from searches of the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) (1979-2016) and PubMed databases, supplemented by additional references identified by the authors...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633678/variation-in-empiric-coverage-versus-detection-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-hospitalizations-for-community-onset-pneumonia-across-128-us-veterans-affairs-medical-centers
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Barbara E Jones, Kevin Antoine Brown, Makoto M Jones, Benedikt D Huttner, Tom Greene, Brian C Sauer, Karl Madaras-Kelly, Michael A Rubin, Matthew Bidwell Goetz, Matthew H Samore
OBJECTIVE To examine variation in antibiotic coverage and detection of resistant pathogens in community-onset pneumonia. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING A total of 128 hospitals in the Veterans Affairs health system. PARTICIPANTS Hospitalizations with a principal diagnosis of pneumonia from 2009 through 2010. METHODS We examined proportions of hospitalizations with empiric antibiotic coverage for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PAER) and with initial detection in blood or respiratory cultures...
June 21, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633631/knowledge-of-antibiotic-resistance-and-antibiotic-prescription-practices-among-prescribers-in-the-brong-ahafo-region-of-ghana-a-cross-sectional-study
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Kwaku Poku Asante, Ellen Abrafi Boamah, Martha Ali Abdulai, Kwame Ohene Buabeng, Emmanuel Mahama, Francis Dzabeng, Edith Gavor, Edith Andrews Annan, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance (ABR) has become a major public health challenge in most parts of the world including Ghana and is a major threat to gain in bacterial disease control. The role of prescribers in the control of antibiotics is identified as crucial in developing interventions to control ABR. To guide policy recommendations on ABR, a study was carried out among prescribers to identify gaps in their knowledge of ABR and to document their prescription practices. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among prescribers from both public and private facilities in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana using both quantitative and qualitative methods in 2014...
June 20, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633334/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-gambian-health-practitioners-towards-antibiotic-prescribing-and-microbiological-testing-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Pa Saidou Chaw, Kristin Maria Schlinkmann, Heike Raupach-Rosin, André Karch, Mathias W Pletz, Johannes Huebner, Rafael Mikolajczyk
Background: Inappropriate antibiotic use is the leading cause of antibiotic resistance worldwide. At the same time, the practice of antibiotic prescribing in Africa is less well documented when compared to developed countries. The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of health practitioners towards antibiotic prescribing and microbiological testing in The Gambia. Methods: A KAP survey was conducted in The Gambia from March to May 2016...
March 1, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632769/combining-omics-and-microscopy-to-visualize-interactions-between-the-asian-citrus-psyllid-vector-and-the-huanglongbing-pathogen-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-in-the-insect-gut
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Angela Kruse, Somayeh Fattah-Hosseini, Surya Saha, Richard Johnson, EricaRose Warwick, Kasie Sturgeon, Lukas Mueller, Michael J MacCoss, Robert G Shatters, Michelle Cilia Heck
Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, is an economically devastating bacterial disease of citrus. It is associated with infection by the gram-negative bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas). CLas is transmitted by Diaphorina citri, the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). For insect transmission to occur, CLas must be ingested during feeding on infected phloem sap and cross the gut barrier to gain entry into the insect vector. To investigate the effects of CLas exposure at the gut-pathogen interface, we performed RNAseq and mass spectrometry-based proteomics to analyze the transcriptome and proteome, respectively, of ACP gut tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632385/fatigue-resistant-bioinspired-composite-from-synergistic-two-dimensional-nanocomponents
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Sijie Wan, Qi Zhang, Xiaohang Zhou, Dechang Li, Baohua Ji, Lei Jiang, Qunfeng Cheng
Portable and wearable electronics require much more flexible graphene-based electrode with high fatigue life, which could repeatedly bend, fold, or stretch without sacrificing its mechanical properties and electrical conductivity. Herein, a kind of ultrahigh fatigue resistant graphene-based nanocomposite via tungsten disulfide (WS2) nanosheets is synthesized by introducing a synergistic effect with covalently cross-linking inspired by the orderly layered structure and abundant interfacial interactions of nacre...
June 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632147/crossover-iliofemoral-bypass-graft-through-tension-free-abdominal-wall-repair-mesh
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Mircea Muresan, Ovidiu Jimborean, Gabriela Jimborean, Radu Neagoe, Serban Bancu, Muresan Simona, Cristian Borz
INTRODUCTION: In vascular surgery the crossover iliofemoral bypass grafting is a well-known surgical technique. In general surgery the repair of an abdominal defect using a Polypropylene mesh is also a standard procedure. A particular technique is defined by the performance of these 2 separate procedures inside a single operation in which the crossover arterial graft is directed from the retroperitoneal space toward the contra-lateral femoral bifurcation through a Polypropylene mesh which closes the musculoaponeurotic layers of the abdominal wall...
June 8, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632046/targeting-associated-mechanisms-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-female-community-level-athletes
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Jonathan M D Staynor, Joanna C Nicholas, Gillian Weir, Jacqueline A Alderson, Cyril J Donnelly
This study aims to determine if biomechanically informed injury prevention training can reduce associated factors of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk among a general female athletic population. Female community-level team sport athletes, split into intervention (n = 8) and comparison groups (n = 10), completed a sidestepping movement assessment prior to and following a 9-week training period, in which kinetic, kinematic and neuromuscular data were collected. The intervention group completed a biomechanically informed training protocol, consisting of plyometric, resistance and balance exercises, adjunct to normal training, for 15-20 min twice a week...
February 24, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631338/cross-linkable-and-dual-functional-hybrid-polymeric-electron-transporting-layer-for-high-performance-inverted-polymer-solar-cells
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Sheng Dong, Zhicheng Hu, Kai Zhang, Qingwu Yin, Xiaofang Jiang, Fei Huang, Yong Cao
A cross-linkable dual functional polymer hybrid electron transport layer (ETL) is developed by simply adding an amino-functionalized polymer dopant (PN4N) and a light crosslinker into a commercialized n-type semiconductor (N2200) matrix. It is found that the resulting hybrid ETL not only has a good solvent resistance, facilitating multilayers device fabrication but also exhibits much improved electron transporting/extraction properties due to the doping between PN4N and N2200. As a result, by using PTB7-Th:PC71 BM blend as an active layer, the inverted device based on the hybrid ETL can yield a prominent power conversion efficiency of around 10...
June 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630686/fecal-carriage-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-and-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-egyptian-patients-with-community-onset-gastrointestinal-complaints-a-hospital-based-cross-sectional-study
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H M Abdallah, N Alnaiemi, E A Reuland, B B Wintermans, A Koek, A M Abdelwahab, A Samy, K W Abdelsalam, C M J E Vandenbroucke-Grauls
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemase production among Enterobacteriaceae isolated from ambulatory patients with gastrointestinal complaints admitted to El-Ahrar General Hospital, Zagazig, Egypt in the period between January 2013 and May 2013. METHODS: One hundred and thirteen Enterobacteriaceae isolates were recovered from 100 consecutive Egyptian patients with community-onset gastrointestinal complaints...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630215/mechanisms-of-primary-drug-resistance-in-fgfr1-amplified-lung-cancer
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Florian Malchers, Meryem Seda Ercanoglu, Daniel Schütte, Roberta Castiglione, Verena Tischler, Sebastian Michels, Ilona Dahmen, Johannes Brägelmann, Roopika Menon, Johannes M Heuckmann, Julie George, Sascha Ansén, Martin L Sos, Alex Soltermann, Martin Peifer, Jurgen Wolf, Reinhard Büttner, Roman K Thomas
<br />The 8p12-p11 locus is frequently amplified in squamous cell lung cancer (SQLC); the receptor tyrosine kinase fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) being one of the most prominent targets of this amplification. Thus, small molecules inhibiting FGFRs have been employed to treat FGFR1-amplified SQLC. However, only about 11% of such FGFR1-amplified tumors respond to single agent FGFR inhibition and several tumors exhibited insufficient tumor shrinkage, compatible with the existence of drug-resistant tumor cells...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630201/the-combined-effect-of-the-cfr-methyltransferase-and-ribosomal-protein-l3-mutations-on-resistance-to-ribosome-targeting-antibiotics
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Kevin K Pakula, Lykke H Hansen, Birte Vester
Several groups of antibiotics inhibit bacterial growth by binding to bacterial ribosomes. Mutations in the ribosomal protein L3 have been associated with resistance to linezolid and tiamulin, which both bind at the peptidyl transferase center in the ribosome. Resistance to these and other antibiotics also occurs through methylation of 23S ribosomal RNA at position A2503 by the methyltransferase Cfr. The mutations in L3 and the cfr gene have been found together in clinical isolates, raising the question whether they provide a combined effect on antibiotic resistance or growth...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630104/evidence-for-adaptive-introgression-of-disease-resistance-genes-among-closely-related-arabidopsis-species
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Jesper Bechsgaard, Tove Hedegaard Jorgensen, Mikkel Heide Schierup
The generation and maintenance of functional variation in the pathogen defense system of plants is central to the constant evolutionary battle between hosts and parasites. If a species is susceptible to a given pathogen, hybridisation and subsequent introgression of a resistance allele from a related species can potentially be an important source of new immunity and is therefore expected to be selected for in a process referred to as adaptive introgression. Here we survey sequence variation in ten resistance (R) genes and compare with 37 reference genes in natural populations of the two closely related and interfertile species Arabidopsis lyrata and A...
June 19, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629756/nasal-colonization-of-staphylococcus-aureus-colonal-complex-5-prevalence-influencing-factors-and-phenotypic-and-molecular-characteristics-in-pregnant-chinese-women
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Jialing Lin, Chuanan Wu, Qianting Ou, Dongxin Lin, Ting Zhang, Chan Bai, Haoqu Zheng, Jiaping Ye, Xiaojie Wang, Ying Li, Xiaohua Ye, Zhenjiang Yao
BACKGROUND: Colonal complex 5 (CC5) has been referred to as the most pandemic community-associated Staphylococcus aureus in most Asian countries. However, few studies have focused on CC5 isolates in pregnant women. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and phenotypic and molecular characteristics of S aureus and methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) CC5 nasal colonization in pregnant Chinese women. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study between August and November 2015 in 2 hospitals in Shenzhen, China...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629728/antibiotic-resistance-determinants-and-clonal-relationships-among-multidrug-resistant-isolates-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Santosh Kumar Singh, Mitali Mishra, Minu Sahoo, Shashank Patole, SuneetaSahu, SudhiRanjanMishra, Harapriya Mohapatra
In the present study, we performed PCR based screening to determine the presence of antibiotic resistance genes and sequencing to find mutation in QRDR region among fourteen isolates of K. pneumoniae. Association analysis was conducted to detect the co-resistance among the isolates. Multi-locus sequence analysis was carried out to determine the clonal relationship among them. All the K. pneumoniae isolates showed resistance to multiple antibiotics and exhibited cross-resistance to antibiotics. Although few isolates co-harbored variants of β-lactamase genes, others carried qnrBon plasmid and mutations in Quinolone-Resistant Determining Region (QRDR)...
June 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629331/depletion-of-p21-activated-kinase-1-up-regulates-the-immune-system-of-apc-%C3%A2-14-mice-and-inhibits-intestinal-tumorigenesis
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Nhi Huynh, Kai Wang, Mildred Yim, Chelsea J Dumesny, Mauro S Sandrin, Graham S Baldwin, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Hong He
BACKGROUND: P21-activated kinase 1 (PAK1) stimulates growth and metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) through activation of multiple signalling pathways. Up-regulation of CRC stem cell markers by PAK1 also contributes to the resistance of CRC to 5-fluorouracil. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of PAK1 depletion and inhibition on the immune system and on intestinal tumour formation in APC(∆14/+) mice. METHODS: The PAK1 KO APC(∆14/+) mice were generated by cross-breeding of PAK1 KO mice with APC(∆14/+) mice...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628635/cross-resistance-and-synergism-bioassays-suggest-multiple-mechanisms-of-pyrethroid-resistance-in-western-corn-rootworm-populations
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Adriano E Pereira, Dariane Souza, Sarah N Zukoff, Lance J Meinke, Blair D Siegfried
Recently, resistance to the pyrethroid bifenthrin was detected and confirmed in field populations of western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte from southwestern areas of Nebraska and Kansas. As a first step to understand potential mechanisms of resistance, the objectives of this study were i) to assess adult mortality at diagnostic concentration-LC99 to the pyrethroids bifenthrin and tefluthrin as well as DDT, ii) estimate adult and larval susceptibility to the same compounds as well as the organophosphate methyl-parathion, and iii) perform synergism experiments with piperonyl butoxide (PBO) (P450 inhibitor) and S,S,S-tributyl-phosphorotrithioate (DEF) (esterase inhibitor) in field populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628484/battling-bacterial-infection-with-hexamethylene-diisocyanate-cross-linked-and-cefaclor-loaded-collagen-scaffolds
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E K Tsekoura, A L Helling, J G Wall, Y Bayon, D I Zeugolis
Implant infections remain a major healthcare problem due to the prolonged hospitalisation period required to disrupt and treat bacterial biofilm formation, and the need for additional surgery to remove/replace the infected implant, which if not removed in a timely manner may lead to sepsis. Although localised drug administration, via an implanted scaffold, has shown promise in a clinical setting, the ideal scaffold cross-linking (to initially withstand the aggressive infection environment) and drug (to be effective against infection) have yet to be identified...
June 19, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628370/multiple-joint-exercises-using-elastic-resistance-bands-vs-conventional-resistance-training-equipment-a-cross-over-study
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Vegard M Iversen, Paul Jarle Mork, Ottar Vasseljen, Ronny Bergquist, Marius S Fimland
Previous studies indicate that elastic resistance bands (ERB) can be a viable option to conventional resistance-training equipment (CRE) during single-joint resistance exercises, but their efficacy has not been established for several commonly used multiple-joint resistance exercises. Thus, we compared muscular activation levels in four popular multiple-joint exercises performed with ERB (TheraBand(®)) vs. CRE (Olympic barbell or cable pulley machines). In a cross-over design, men and women (n = 29) performed squats, stiff-legged deadlifts, unilateral rows and lateral pulldown using both modalities...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
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