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Mohammed Saji Salahudeen, Prasad S Nishtala
OBJECTIVE: To summarize studies that used the international Resident Assessment home care instrument (interRAI HC) to examine study outcomes for older people. METHODS: A comprehensive systematic search was performed to identify relevant studies, using five databases from 1990 until October 2016. The Cochrane Risk-Bias assessment tool and Newcastle-Ottawa Scale was used to assess the quality of RCTs and non-RCTs, respectively. RESULTS: Based on the full-text analysis, 40 studies met the inclusion criteria out of 506 total records...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Gerontologist
Mariko Ito, Md Shahin Alam, Mayuko Suzuki, Satoru Takahashi, Miyuki Komura, Natthanan Sangsriratakul, Dany Shoham, Kazuaki Takehara
A quaternary ammonium compound (QAC) was evaluated for its virucidal efficacies with food additive grade calcium hydroxide (FdCa(OH)2 ). When the QAC was diluted 1:500 (QACx500) with redistilled water (dW2 ), it inactivated avian influenza virus (AIV) within 30 sec at 25°C, while at 2°C, it required 1 hr for inactivation. When FdCa(OH)2 powder was added to QACx500 at a final concentration of 0.17%, the mixture, namely Mix500, inactivated AIV within 3 min at 2°C. After contamination with 1% fetal bovine serum (FBS), Mix500 inactivated AIV within 2 hr at 2°C, but QACx500 did not...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
C W C Gomes, G Funkler, I Andretta, M O Gonçalves, H F Santos, C E F Cruz
The breeding of wild birds in captivity assumes an increasingly important role in conservation due to the loss of species and their habitats. Providing the environmental and nutritional needs of species kept in captivity is the key for achieving success in such initiatives. Among the flock health practices, we highlight here wild bird vaccination, a scarcely studied subject. This study clinically and serologically evaluates the effect of applying a vaccination protocol against Newcastle disease in three groups of ornamental wild birds...
March 14, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
Megan A Schilling, Robab Katani, Sahar Memari, Meredith Cavanaugh, Joram Buza, Jessica Radzio-Basu, Fulgence N Mpenda, Melissa S Deist, Susan J Lamont, Vivek Kapur
Traditional approaches to assess the immune response of chickens to infection are through animal trials, which are expensive, require enhanced biosecurity, compromise welfare, and are frequently influenced by confounding variables. Since the chicken embryo becomes immunocompetent prior to hatch, we here characterized the transcriptional response of selected innate immune genes to Newcastle disease virus (NDV) infection in chicken embryos at days 10, 14, and 18 of embryonic development. The results suggest that the innate immune response 72 h after challenge of 18-day chicken embryo is both consistent and robust...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
G Troiano, F Mastrangelo, V C A Caponio, L Laino, N Cirillo, L Lo Muzio
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a common type of cancer characterized by a low survival rate, mostly due to local recurrence and metastasis. In view of the importance of predicting tumor behavior in the choice of treatment strategies for OSCC, several studies have attempted to investigate the prognostic value of tissue biomarkers, including microRNA (miRNA). The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the relationship between miRNA expression and survival of OSCC patients...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Shao-Ting Wang, Xue-Feng Sun
Objective To systemically evaluate the the role of statins in prevention and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Methods A computer-based searching was conducted in PubMed,EMbase,Cochrane Library,Wanfang,and CNKI database up to October 2016. Totally 21 eligible articles were retrieved. According to the Cochrane Handbook 5.0 or Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) quality evaluation criteria,two independent reviewers carried out literature screening,data retraction,and quality evaluation. Meta-analysis was conducted with RevMan 5...
February 28, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Zhiqiang Duan, Haixu Xu, Xinqin Ji, Jiafu Zhao, Houqiang Xu, Yan Hu, Shanshan Deng, Shunlin Hu, Xiufan Liu
The matrix (M) protein of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is demonstrated to localize in the nucleus via intrinsic nuclear localization signal (NLS), but cellular proteins involved in the nuclear import of NDV M protein and the role of M's nuclear localization in the replication and pathogenicity of NDV remain unclear. In this study, importin β1 was screened to interact with NDV M protein by yeast two-hybrid screening. This interaction was subsequently confirmed by co-immunoprecipitation and pull-down assays...
March 13, 2018: Virulence
Ahmed A Saleh, Tarek A Ebeid, Alaeldein M Abudabos
This experiment was conducted to study that effect of a phytogenics (herbal mixture) supplementation as alternative to antibiotics on the growth performance and immune response in broilers. Three thousand broiler male chicks at 1 day of age were housed in floor pens and divided into five experimental groups with five replicates of 120 birds each. The first group was fed the basal diet without any additive in feed or water; the second group was fed the basal diet, and the drinking water was supplemented with mixture of antibiotics (Doxycycline 1 g/5 L + Colistine sulfate 1 g/5 L) for the first 10 days of life...
March 12, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Monalisa Cesarino Gomes, Laio Costa Dutra, Edja Maria Melo Brito Costa, Saul Martins Paiva, Ana Flávia Granville-Garcia, Carolina Castro Martins
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review of the literature for scientific evidence regarding the association between a sense of coherence (SOC) and oral health-related of quality of life (OHRQoL). METHODS: Electronic searches were performed in five databases. Manual searches were also performed. To be included, studies needed to address the relationship between SOC and OHRQoL. The risk of bias was evaluated using the Newcastle-Ottawa scales for cross-sectional and cohort studies and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database scale for clinical trials...
March 12, 2018: Quality of Life Research
Xinqi Huang, Xiao Cen, Jun Liu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the influence of protraction facemask (PFM) on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) of skeletal Class III malocclusion patients. METHOD: Literature searches were carried out electronically in five English and three Chinese databases (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE (via Ovid), Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and VIP Database)...
March 12, 2018: BMC Oral Health
Nuno Mendonça, Carol Jagger, Antoneta Granic, Carmen Martin-Ruiz, John C Mathers, Chris J Seal, Tom R Hill
Background: Folate and vitamin B12 are key to the correct functioning of one-carbon (1-C) metabolism. The current evidence on associations between 1-C metabolism biomarkers and mortality is inconclusive and generally based on younger or institutionalised populations. This study aimed to determine the associations between biomarkers of 1-C metabolism and all-cause and cardiovascular (CVD) mortality in the very old. Methods: The Newcastle 85+ Study is a prospective longitudinal study of participants aged 85 at recruitment living in Northeast England...
February 24, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Kazuhiro Nogawa, Noriko Kojimahara
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review to determine whether work accommodation at the time of return-to-work (RTW) following a period of sick leave would improve work-related outcomes. Using a Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach, we developed recommendations applicable to the field of occupational health in Japan. METHOD: We approached our review question for "Evidence-based Return-to-work Guidance in Occupational Health 2017 (RTW 2017)" using a PICO framework (P: workers on sick leave; I: work accommodation; C: usual care; O: improvement of work-related outcomes, such as shortened sick leave period or lower rate of sick leave recurrence)...
March 12, 2018: Sangyō Eiseigaku Zasshi, Journal of Occupational Health
Evelyn C M Rohof, Wouter Kerdijk, Johan Jansma, Christos Livas, Yijin Ren
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the rates of survival and success and the complications related to autotransplantation of teeth with incomplete root formation. Additionally, we attempted to identify the prognostic factors that influence the outcome of tooth autotransplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search for all data published until July 2016 was conducted. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were specified...
March 10, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Matthew Morten, Adam Collison, Vanessa E Murphy, Daniel Barker, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Attia, Joseph Meredith, Heather Powell, Paul D Robinson, Peter D Sly, Peter G Gibson, Joerg Mattes
BACKGROUND: The single-centre double-blind, randomised controlled Managing Asthma in Pregnancy (MAP) trial in Newcastle, Australia, compared a treatment algorithm using the fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in combination with asthma symptoms (FeNO group) against a treatment algorithm using clinical symptoms only (clinical group) in pregnant asthmatic women (ANZ Clinical Trials Registry, number 12607000561482). The primary outcome was a 50% reduction in asthma exacerbations during pregnancy in the FeNO group...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
A Ashraf, S Mahboob, R Andleeb, M U Ijaz, M S Shah
Recently, medicinal plants are achieving great interest because of their use in ethno medicine treatment of different common diseases and also other medicinal assertions are now reinforced by comprehensive scientific evidence. Almost 82 research articles and abstracts published, so far, were screened for evaluating antiviral efficiency of various plant samples and 23 different plants were found to be traditionally used against Newcastle disease (ND). ND is a most transmissible viral disease of avian species caused by virulent strain of Avula virus from the Paramyxoviridae family...
2018: Acta Virologica
Christopher E Bayne, Dannah Farah, Katherine W Herbst, Michael H Hsieh
PURPOSE: We sought to examine the literature reporting the effect of urinary tract infection (UTI) on non-schistosomiasis-related UBC (UBCNS ) through a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: A predefined study protocol was developed according to PRISMA. Medline and Scopus were searched for all studies investigating exposure to UTI with UBCNS as the primary outcome. Potential studies were screened against eligibility criteria. Clinical heterogeneity was assessed and groups with more than two studies were evaluated by random effect meta-analysis...
March 8, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Victoria Strassheim, Jenny Welford, Rob Ballantine, Julia L Newton
Fatigue is a significant symptom that is frequently reported by those with postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS). There are a variety of reasons why those with PoTS might experience fatigue and as a consequence an individualised approach to management is most appropriate. In this chapter we will examine the prevalence of fatigue in those with PoTS, its overlap with conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and describe a clinical approach to the management of fatigue in those with PoTS.
February 22, 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Yanhong Ji, Tao Liu, Yingying Du, Xiaole Cui, Qingzhong Yu, Zhengxiang Wang, Jinjin Zhang, Yu Li, Qiyun Zhu
Administration of vaccines combined with the good management and strict biosecurity is an effective way for Newcastle disease (ND) control. However, vaccine failure is continuously reported in some countries mainly because the antigenic difference between the used vaccine and field strains even they are of one serotype. Therefore, development of antigen-matched ND vaccines is needed to improve the vaccine efficacy in birds. In this study, we introduced four site mutations, K1756A, D1881A, K1917A and E1954Q, respectively, into the large protein gene of the virulent genotype VII Newcastle disease virus (NDV) G7 strain using reverse genetics technology...
March 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
Haijin Liu, Renata Servan de Almeida, Patricia Gil, Emmanuel Albina
Newcastle disease, caused by infection with virulent strains of Newcastle disease virus (NDV), poses a risk for the poultry industry. The virulence of NDV is mainly determined by the cleavage site of F protein. Lentogenic NDV can become velogenic after passages in SPF chicken brain and air sac based on some strains isolated from water birds, because the proportion of virulent-related strains gradually increases. In contrast, this proportion remains unchanged if NDV is passaged via 10-day-old SPF chicken embryos...
March 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
David Jonathan R Gusman, João M Mello-Neto, Breno Edson S Alves, Henrique R Matheus, Edilson Ervolino, Letícia H Theodoro, Juliano M de Almeida
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Despite clinical trials and reviews attempt to assess a possible relationship between dementia and periodontal disease, no meta-analysis has been performed and this issue remains undetermined. The aim of this study is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess severity of periodontitis in subjects with dementia. METHODS: The search was conducted in Pubmed, Embase/MEDLINE. Two independent reviewers extracted data and assessed the risk bias (Newcastle-Ottawa scale)...
February 27, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
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