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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921034/does-nasal-congestion-have-a-role-in-decreased-resistance-to-regular-cpap-usage
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Ayşe İriz, Mehmet Düzlü, Oğuz Köktürk, Yusuf Kemal Kemaloğlu, Fakih Cihat Eravcı, Mehmet Ekrem Zorlu, Recep Karamert
Nasal obstruction is known to cause resistance to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In this paper, short- and long-term nasal congestion in OSAS patients receiving CPAP treatment were evaluated with acoustic rhinometry (AR). A total of 36 patients with moderate-to-severe OSAS, diagnosed with polysomnography were included in the study. Ten healthy subjects without OSAS constituted the control group. Pre-treatment nasal patency were measured with AR in all participants...
September 18, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919901/introgression-of-shoot-fly-atherigona-soccata-l-moench-resistance-qtls-into-elite-post-rainy-season-sorghum-varieties-using-marker-assisted-backcrossing-mabc
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Sunita Gorthy, Lakshmi Narasu, Anil Gaddameedi, Hari C Sharma, Anuradha Kotla, Santosh P Deshpande, Ashok K Are
Shoot fly (Atherigona soccata L. Moench) is a serious pest in sorghum production. Management of shoot fly using insecticides is expensive and environmentally un-safe. Developing host-plant resistance is the best method to manage shoot fly infestation. Number of component traits contribute for imparting shoot fly resistance in sorghum and molecular markers have been reported which were closely linked to QTLs controlling these component traits. In this study, three QTLs associated with shoot fly resistance were introgressed into elite cultivars Parbhani Moti (= SPV1411) and ICSB29004 using marker assisted backcrossing (MABC)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919833/conventional-culture-versus-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests-for-screening-of-urethral-neisseria-gonorrhea-infection-among-asymptomatic-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Jiratha Budkaew, Bandit Chumworathayi, Chamsai Pientong, Tipaya Ekalaksananan
BACKGROUND: Many methods are used to detect urethral Neisseria gonorrhea (NG) infection among asymptomatic men who have sex with men (MSM). The objective of this study was to define the performance of conventional culture compared to real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for diagnosis of asymptomatic urethral gonorrhea among MSM. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 147 clinical specimens for NG testing from asymptomatic participants were evaluated. MSM >18 years old who consented to undergo urethral swab and collection of urine samples from two clinics (one was the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) mobile clinic and the second was the antiretroviral clinic) located in Khon Kaen, Thailand, were recruited...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919791/pegylated-interferon-plus-ribavirin-treatment-does-not-alter-the-prevalence-of-resistance-associated-substitutions-to-direct-acting-antivirals-in-hcv-genotype-1a-patients
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Zhi-Wei Chen, Xi-Chen Pang, Zhao Li, Hong Ren, Peng Hu
BACKGROUND: Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) resistance-associated substitutions (RASs) can jeopardize the effectiveness of DAAs in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The selection pressure by pegylated-interferon (Peg-IFN) plus ribavirin (P/R) treatment may enhance HCV genome variation. However, whether P/R treatment alters the rate of change of RASs is still unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrieved the genomic sequences of HCV genotype (GT) 1a patients from GenBank, which included patients naïve to P/R (pre-IFN group) and those previously treated with P/R (post-IFN group)...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919615/microbiology-of-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-bangladesh
#5
N Akhtar, P G Datta, M Yasmin, A Naha, A M Jewel, F Hossen, S Ahmed, U K Datta
This cross sectional prospective study was carried out in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka from July 2012 to June 2013. The objectives of this study were to identify the common microorganisms involved and the antibiograms of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) patients in this tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh. A total of 117 patients clinically diagnosed of CSOM were enrolled in the study...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919606/current-trends-of-using-antimicrobials-and-their-sensitivity-pattern-in-infectious-cases-at-department-of-orthopedics-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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M M Sarker, S K Saha, S Saha, A N Naushad, S Ajmery, P Roy, M S Chowdhury, L Mukta
This cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out to analyse the current trends of using antimicrobials at orthopaedics department in different surgical procedures and observe the antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of infective organisms in postoperative wound infection cases at the department of Orthopaedics, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital with collaboration of department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh from January 2016 to December 2016. Among 253 orthopaedics surgical cases Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Aminoglycoside group were commonly prescribed antimicrobials that had been use postoperatively in most of the Orthopaedics cases...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919603/current-trends-of-using-antimicrobials-at-obstetrics-and-gynaecology-department-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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M M Islam, S K Saha, S Saha, U A Wahid, R R Gomes, K S Ahmed, A N Naushad, S E Suchi, C Saha, D Mondal
This cross-sectional descriptive study was done to analyse the current trends of using antimicrobials in various surgical procedures at Obstetrics and Gynaecology department in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh from July 2014 to June 2015. Among 300 postoperative obstetrics and gynaecological surgery cases, samples were selected as non-random purposive selection method where pattern of using antimicrobials were analysed by SPSS method 20.1 versions. The incidence of antimicrobial resistance is on continued rise with a threat to return to the pre-antibiotic era...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919348/prevalence-of-colistin-resistance-in-clinical-isolates-of-enterobacteriaceae-a-four-year-cross-sectional-study
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Núria Prim, Miquel Turbau, Alba Rivera, Judith Rodríguez-Navarro, Pere Coll, Beatriz Mirelis
Objectives The objectives were to determine the prevalence of colistin resistance in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae, and to gain knowledge on the epidemiological and clinical features of the patients. Methods All colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae consecutively isolated from clinical samples in our institution from 2012 to 2015, were included in this cross-sectional study. Intrinsic-resistant species with were excluded. Minimum inhibitory concentration was performed by gradient diffusion. Detection of plasmid-encoded colistin resistance genes mcr-1 and mcr-2 was performed by amplification...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919105/airflow-error-measurement-due-to-pneumotachograph-mask-rim-leaks
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Nicholas A May, Ronald C Scherer
Airflow during speech production is recorded using a pneumotachograph system wherein typically a mask is placed upon the face. Accurate measures of airflow require mask calibration and a complete seal of the mask rim to the face. Literature frequently cites mask rim leaks as causing flow measurement inaccuracies, but quantitative studies of the inaccuracies are needed. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of inaccuracy of flow measurement using a Glottal Enterprises aerodynamic system for a variety of mask rim leak conditions...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919055/antimicrobial-resistance-in-women-with-urinary-tract-infection-in-primary-care-no-relation-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#10
Johanna E M Vinken, Helen E Mol, Theo J M Verheij, Sanne van Delft, Marion Kolader, Miquel B Ekkelenkamp, Guy E H M Rutten, Berna D L Broekhuizen
AIMS: To determine if type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with the spectrum of uropathogens and antimicrobial resistance in urinary tract infections (UTI) in primary care. METHODS: A cross-sectional study in female outpatients ≥30 years with positive urine cultures. T2DM patients were 1:1 matched to controls by age group and general practitioner (GP). GPs were sent questionnaires for additional data. Uropathogens and resistance patterns were compared between patients with and without T2DM...
September 14, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918310/effect-of-eplerenone-on-markers-of-bone-turnover-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism-the-randomized-placebo-controlled-epath-trial
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Nicolas Verheyen, Martin R Grübler, Andreas Meinitzer, Christian Trummer, Verena Schwetz, Karin Amrein, Hans P Dimai, Winfried März, Cristiana Catena, Dirk von Lewinski, Jakob Voelkl, Ioana Alesutan, Astrid Fahrleitner-Pammer, Helmut Brussee, Stefan Pilz, Andreas Tomaschitz
Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonism may affect bone turnover via direct and indirect pathways involving parathyroid hormone, but randomized controlled trials are lacking. In a pre-specified analysis of the "Eplerenone in primary hyperparathyroidism" placebo-controlled, randomized trial (ISRCTN 33941607), effects of eight weeks MR-blockade with eplerenone on bone turnover markers in 97 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism were tested. Mean age was 67.5±9.5years, and 76 (78.4%) were females. In analysis of covariance with adjustment for baseline values, eplerenone had no significant effect on isoform 5b of the tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), beta-crosslaps, N-terminal propeptide of procollagen type 1 (P1NP), osteocalcin and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase...
September 13, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918170/lifestyle-predictors-of-obese-and-non-obese-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Joo Hee Kwak, Dae Won Jun, Seung Min Lee, Yong Kyun Cho, Kang Nyeong Lee, Hang Lak Lee, Oh Young Lee, Ho Soon Choi, Byung Chul Yoon
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Most people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are obese, and they usually eat more while being less physically active as compared to healthy individuals. However, little is known about the lifestyle patterns of non-obese or obese patients with NAFLD. The aim of this study was to investigate nutrition components and behavioral differences between non-obese and obese patients with NAFLD. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study comprising of 209 patients...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917992/securing-extraocular-muscles-in-strabismus-surgery-biomechanical-analysis-of-knot-tying-technique
#13
Steven E Brooks
BACKGROUND: The safe and precise reattachment of extraocular muscles requires a technical approach that minimizes any opportunity for the muscle to slip intraoperatively or postoperatively while minimizing surgical risk. Biomechanical testing can provide important quantitative information about the tensile properties of different knot configurations that may inform surgical technique. METHODS: A precision digital force gauge was used to assess the tensile strength created by different knot tying techniques and configurations in human sclera using 6-0 polyglactin 910 suture...
September 13, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917657/oral-all-trans-retinoic-acid-plus-danazol-versus-danazol-as-second-line-treatment-in-adults-with-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-multicentre-randomised-open-label-phase-2-trial
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Fei-Er Feng, Ru Feng, Min Wang, Jia-Min Zhang, Hao Jiang, Qian Jiang, Jin Lu, Hui Liu, Jun Peng, Ming Hou, Jian-Liang Shen, Jing-Wen Wang, Lan-Ping Xu, Kai-Yan Liu, Xiao-Jun Huang, Xiao-Hui Zhang
BACKGROUND: Primary immune thrombocytopenia is a severe bleeding disorder. About 50-85% of patients achieve initial remission from first-line therapies, but optimal second-line treatment remains a challenge. All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) has an immunomodulatory effect on haemopoiesis, making it a possible treatment option. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ATRA plus danazol versus danazol in non-splenectomised patients with corticosteroid-resistant or relapsed primary immune thrombocytopenia...
September 13, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917596/response-rate-to-chemotherapy-after-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-in-metastatic-urothelial-cancer
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Bernadett Szabados, Nick van Dijk, Yen Zhi Tang, Michiel van der Heijden, Akhila Wimalasingham, Alfonso Gomez de Liano, Simon Chowdhury, Simon Hughes, Sarah Rudman, Mark Linch, Thomas Powles
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are active in metastatic urothelial carcinoma (MUC). They have joined chemotherapy (CT) as a standard of care. Here, we investigate the activity of CT after progression on ICIs. Two cohorts of sequential patients with MUC were described (n=28). Cohort A received first-line ICIs followed by CT after progression. Cohort B received CT after failure of first-line platinum-based CT followed by ICIs. Response rate (RR) to CT was assessed using Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST v1...
September 13, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917069/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-antibiotic-use-and-misuse-among-adults-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#16
Nouf Al-Shibani, Abdulaziz Hamed, Nawaf Labban, Reem Al-Kattan, Hanan Al-Otaibi, Sara Alfadda
To assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of antibiotics (ABs) use and misuse among adults living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a self-administered questionnaire was distributed to participants from  March 2016 to January 2017 in the outpatient department of King Khalid University Hospital and Dental Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The questionnaire was divided into 4 sections. The first and second section inquired regarding demographic details and knowledge of ABs...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916530/elucidation-of-the-impact-of-p-glycoprotein-and-breast-cancer-resistance-protein-on-the-brain-distribution-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase-inhibitors
#17
Joana Bicker, Ana Fortuna, Gilberto Alves, Patricio Soares-da-Silva, Amilcar Falcao
P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) are clinically important efflux transporters that act cooperatively at the blood-brain barrier, limiting the entry of several drugs into the CNS and affecting their pharmacokinetics, therapeutic efficacy and safety. In the present study, the interactions of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors (BIA 9-1059, BIA 9-1079, entacapone, nebicapone, opicapone and tolcapone) with P-gp and BCRP were investigated in order to determine the contribution of these transporters in their access to the brain...
September 15, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915993/marching-to-a-different-drummer-a-cross-cultural-comparison-of-young-adolescents-who-challenge-gender-norms
#18
Chunyan Yu, Xiayun Zuo, Robert W Blum, Deborah L Tolman, Anna Kågesten, Kristin Mmari, Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen, Sharmistha Basu, Rajib Acharya, Qiguo Lian, Chaohua Lou
PURPOSE: Little is known about how gender norms regulate adolescents' lives across different cultural settings. This study aims to illustrate what is considered as violating gender norms for boys and girls in four urban poor sites as well as the consequences that follow the challenging of gender norms. METHODS: Data were collected as part of the Global Early Adolescent Study, a 15-country collaboration to explore gender norms and health in early adolescence. The current study analyzed narrative and in-depth interviews conducted in urban poor sites in two middle-income (Shanghai, China; and New Delhi, India) and two high-income countries (Baltimore, U...
October 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915640/marsdenia-tenacissima-extract-overcomes-axl-and-met-mediated-erlotinib-and-gefitinib-cross-resistance-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#19
Shu-Yan Han, Wei Zhao, Hai-Bo Han, Hong Sun, Dong Xue, Yan-Na Jiao, Xi-Ran He, Shan-Tong Jiang, Ping-Ping Li
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are an effective treatment strategy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harboring mutations that result in constitutive activation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). However, most patients eventually develop resistance to TKIs. This occurs due to additional EGFR mutations or the activation of bypass signaling pathways. In our previous work, we demonstrated that Marsdenia tenacissima extract (MTE) restored gefitinib sensitivity in resistant NSCLC cells with EGFR T790M or K-ras mutations...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914100/acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-the-infectious-diseases-consultant
#20
Victor Mulanovich, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
Infectious complications following treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are important causes of morbidity and mortality. The spectrum and complexity of these infections is reflected by the severe net state of immunosuppression of AML patients, that is dynamic and continuously changing, the polypharmacy, including the widespread use of anti-infectives and the complex epidemiology of severe and frequently resistant pathogens afflicting these patients. Infectious diseases (ID) consultants having a critical mass of expertise and intimate knowledge of the intricacies of leukemia care, add considerable value in improving outcomes of patients with AML who develop infections...
September 15, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
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