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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931148/previous-exposure-in-a-high-risk-area-for-travellers-diarrhoea-within-the-past-year-is-associated-with-a-significant-protective-effect-for-travellers-diarrhoea-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study-in-travellers-to-south-asia
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Esther Kuenzli, David Juergensen, Kerstin Kling, Veronika K Jaeger, Susan DeCrom, Robert Steffen, Andreas F Widmer, Manuel Battegay, Christoph Hatz, Andreas Neumayr
Background: Travellers' diarrhoea is the most common health problem in travellers. Depending on the region visited, up to 40% of travellers develop diarrhoea during a 2-week trip. The aim of this study was to assess risk factors for TD among travellers to the Indian subcontinent. Methods: An observational prospective multicentre cohort study investigated travellers to the Indian subcontinent. Participants completed questionnaires assessing the incidence of travellers' diarrhoea and identifying potential risk factors...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931134/risk-activities-and-pre-travel-health-seeking-practices-of-notified-cases-of-imported-infectious-diseases-in-australia
#2
Prakash Paudel, C Raina, Nicholas Zwar, Holly Seale, Heather Worth, Mohamud Sheikh, Anita E Heywood
Background: Travellers are at risk of acquiring infectious diseases during travel, with risks differing by destination, travel and traveller characteristics. A pre-travel health consultation may minimize this risk. However, uptake of pre-travel health advice remains low. We investigated pre-travel health preparations and disease-specific risk behaviours among notified cases of selected travel-associated infectious diseases imported into Australia. Methods: Prospective enhanced surveillance of notified cases of typhoid, paratyphoid, measles, hepatitis A, hepatitis E, malaria and chikungunya was conducted in two Australian states between February 2013 and January 2014...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930315/mapping-the-interaction-sites-of-mucin-1-and-dna-aptamer-by-atomic-force-microscopy
#3
Nan Wang, Miaomiao Zhang, Xuejuan Chen, Xingxing Ma, Chen Li, Zhe Zhang, Jilin Tang
Mucin 1 (MUC1) is an attractive tumor marker for cancer diagnosis. An advanced atomic force microscopy (AFM) mode, peak-force tapping AFM with an aptamer functionalized tip, was introduced to map the specific interaction sites of an aptamer and MUC1. Single molecular force spectroscopy (SMFS) was used to investigate dynamic parameters of the aptamer-MUC1.
September 20, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930256/vetiver-essential-oil-in-cosmetics-what-is-new
#4
Pauline Burger, Anne Landreau, Marie Watson, Laurent Janci, Viviane Cassisa, Marie Kempf, Stéphane Azoulay, Xavier Fernandez
Background: Vetiver is a key ingredient for the perfume industry nowadays. However, with the constant and rapid changes of personal tastes, this appeal could vanish and this sector could decline quite quickly. New dissemination paths need to be found to tap this valuable resource. Methods: In this way, its potential use in cosmetics either as an active ingredient per se (with cosmeceutical significance or presenting antimicrobial activity) has hence been explored in vitro. Results: In this contribution, we demonstrated that vetiver essential oil displays no particularly significant and innovative cosmetic potential value in formulations apart from its scent already largely exploited...
June 16, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929915/is-synovitis-detected-on-non-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-associated-with-serum-biomarkers-and-clinical-signs-of-effusion-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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L A Deveza, V B Kraus, J E Collins, A Guermazi, F W Roemer, M C Nevitt, D J Hunter
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between synovitis detected on non-contrast-enhanced (non-CE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), biochemical markers of inflammation, and clinical assessment of effusion in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHOD: We examined data from the OA Biomarkers Consortium within the Osteoarthritis Initiative (n = 600). Non-CE MRIs were semi-quantitatively scored (grades 0-3) for severity of Hoffa synovitis and effusion synovitis...
September 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928585/postoperative-analgesic-efficacy-of-bilateral-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-patients-undergoing-midline-colorectal-surgeries-using-ropivacaine-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Nahida Qazi, Wasim Mohammad Bhat, Malik Zaffar Iqbal, Anisur Rehman Wani, Showkat A Gurcoo, Sahir Rasool
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is done as a part of multimodal analgesia for pain relief after abdominal surgeries. This prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the postoperative analgesic efficacy of bilateral TAP block in patients undergoing midline colorectal surgeries using ropivacaine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty patients scheduled for elective colorectal surgeries involving midline abdominal wall incision under general anesthesia were enrolled in this prospective randomized controlled trial...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928576/relative-efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric-nerve-block-versus-transverse-abdominis-plane-block-for-postoperative-analgesia-following-lower-segment-cesarean-section-a-prospective-randomized-observer-blinded-trial
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L Vamsee Kiran, T Sivashanmugam, V R Hemanth Kumar, N Krishnaveni, S Parthasarathy
BACKGROUND: Quality of postoperative analgesia after cesarean section makes difference to mother in child bonding, early ambulation, and discharge. Ilioinguinal iliohypogastric (ILIH) and transverse abdominis plane (TAP) block had been tried to reduce the opioid analgesics, but the relative efficacy is unknown. Hence, this study was designed to compare the efficacy of these two regional analgesic techniques in sparing postoperative rescue analgesic requirement following lower segment cesarean section (LSCS)...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928569/comparison-of-epidural-analgesia-with-transversus-abdominis-plane-analgesia-for-postoperative-pain-relief-in-patients-undergoing-lower-abdominal-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Sadasivan Shankar Iyer, Harshit Bavishi, Chadalavada Venkataram Mohan, Navdeep Kaur
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiologists play an important role in postoperative pain management. For analgesia after lower abdominal surgery, epidural analgesia and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block are suitable options. The study aims to compare the analgesic efficacy of both techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery under spinal anesthesia were randomized to postoperatively receive lumbar epidural catheter (Group E) or ultrasound-guided TAP block (Group T) through intravenous cannulas placed bilaterally...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928471/nanoscale-compositional-mapping-of-cells-tissues-and-polymers-with-ringing-mode-of-atomic-force-microscopy
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M E Dokukin, I Sokolov
Recently developed sub-resonance tapping modes (such as Digital Pulse, Peak Force Tapping, HybriD, etc.) of atomic force microscopy (AFM) allow imaging of compositional contrast of (bio)materials and biological cells down to the nanoscale. Here we report on a powerful extension of those modes, "ringing" mode, which more than doubles the number of non-trivial physical channels that can be collected with a regular sub-resonance tapping. It can simultaneously record five new additional compositional parameters related to adhesive and viscoelastic properties of the sample surface: the restored (averaged) adhesion, adhesion height, pull-off neck height, detachment distance, and detachment energy losses...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928325/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-pain-relief-in-patients-undergoing-in-endoscopic-repair-of-abdominal-wall-hernia-a-comparative-randomised-double-blind-prospective-study
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Aparna Sinha, Lakshmi Jayaraman, Dinesh Punhani, Pradeep Chowbey
INTRODUCTION: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is now a well-established technique in post-operative analgesia for lower abdominal surgeries. We evaluated the effect of ultrasound-guided TAP block on recovery parameters in patients undergoing endoscopic repair of abdominal wall hernia. METHODS: Thirty adults were randomised to receive either ropivacaine with dexmedetomidine (TR) or saline (TP) in TAP block, before emergence from anaesthesia. The patients were assessed for pain relief, sedation, time to ambulate (TA), discharge readiness (DR), postoperative opioid requirement and any adverse events...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927995/measuring-system-for-an-attitude-angle-of-a-denture-using-an-inertial-measurement-unit
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Toshiaki Sekita, Syuhei Takeuchi, Syunsuke Minakuchi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assemble and verify a measuring system for 3-D movements (attitude angle) of the denture during function. METHODS: For the calibration test, the sensor was fixed at the center of the rotary table. Operation and stopping of the rotary table were repeated 8 times, and the direction of rotation was reversed in the middle. The amount of rotation was 1.2 and 2.4°. As a pilot clinical trial, the attitude angles of three upper complete dentures during tapping were measured by this system...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927210/navigation-and-image-injection-for-control-of-bone-removal-and-osteotomy-planes-in-spine-surgery
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Michael Kosterhon, Angelika Gutenberg, Sven Rainer Kantelhardt, Elefterios Archavlis, Alf Giese
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: In contrast to cranial interventions, neuronavigation in spinal surgery is used in few applications, not tapping into its full technological potential. We have developed a method to preoperatively create virtual resection planes and volumes for spinal osteotomies and export 3-D operation plans to a navigation system controlling intraoperative visualization using a surgical microscope's head-up display. The method was developed using a Sawbone ® model of the lumbar spine, demonstrating feasibility with high precision...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927009/brush-polymer-of-donor-accepter-dyads-via-adduct-formation-between-lewis-base-polymer-donor-and-all-carbon-lewis-acid-acceptor
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Yang Wang, Miao Hong, Travis S Bailey, Eugene Y-X Chen
A synthetic method that taps into the facile Lewis base (LB)→Lewis acid (LA) adduct forming reaction between the semiconducting polymeric LB and all carbon LA C60 for the construction of covalently linked donor-acceptor dyads and brush polymer of dyads is reported. The polymeric LB is built on poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) macromers containing either an alkyl or vinyl imidazolium end group that can be readily converted into the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) LB site, while the brush polymer architecture is conveniently constructed via radical polymerization of the macromer P3HT with the vinyl imidazolium chain end...
September 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925927/postoperative-endophthalmitis-caused-by-bosea-thiooxidans
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Vaidehi S Dedania, Devon H Ghodasra, David N Zacks
PURPOSE: To report an unusual case of postcataract endophthalmitis secondary to Bosea thiooxidans. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: An 86-year-old man presented with postoperative endophthalmitis 3 weeks after uncomplicated cataract surgery. He complained of a headache and blurry vision but denied having eye pain. Slit-lamp examination demonstrated leukocytes with a fibrinous membrane in the anterior segment and vitritis. A diagnosis of acute postoperative endophthalmitis was made, and the patient was treated with intravitreal antibiotics...
October 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925926/resolution-of-treatment-resistant-subretinal-fluid-in-a-patient-with-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration-following-endophthalmitis
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Peter M Kally, Yossi Sidikaro, Colin A McCannel
PURPOSE: This is the first report to the best of the authors' knowledge to show resolution of subretinal fluid and treatment requirement in a case of exudative age-related macular degeneration (eAMD) with persistent fluid despite treatment that resolved following an episode of culture-positive bacterial endophthalmitis. METHODS: A 73-year-old man with history of eAMD of the right eye presented with acute postinjection bacterial endophthalmitis 3 days after injection...
October 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925589/recurrent-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-rttts-and-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence-taps-after-fetoscopic-laser-surgery-fls-size-of-the-cannula-does-matter
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Roopali Donepudi, Joost Akkermans, Lovepreet Mann, Frans J Klumper, Johanna M Middeldorp, Enrico Lopriore, Kenneth J Moise, Michael Bebbington, Anthony Johnson, Dick Oepkes, Ramesha Papanna
OBJECTIVES: Optimal outcomes after fetoscopic laser surgery (FLS) for twin-twin transfusion (TTTS) depend on the successful completion of ablation of all placental anastomoses. Our objective was to determine the incidence and risk factors for the occurrence of recurrent TTTS (rTTTS) or twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) after FLS, and focusing on the impact of different diameters of the cannula. METHODS: A secondary analysis of prospectively collected data of 666 consecutive patients undergoing laser surgery for TTTS from 2 centers was performed...
September 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922604/a-comparative-study-on-the-performance-of-inert-and-functionalized-spheres-coated-with-solid-dispersions-made-of-two-structurally-related-antifungal-drugs
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Naila A Mugheirbi, Peter O'Connell, Dolores R Serrano, Anne Marie Healy, Lynne S Taylor, Lidia Tajber
Fluid bed coating offers potential advantages as a formulation platform for amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs) of poorly soluble drugs, being a one-step manufacturing process which could reduce the risk of phase separation associated with multiple step manufacturing approaches. However, the impact of the physicochemical nature of carrier spheres on the properties and drug release from the ASDs has not been studied in detail. In this work, tartaric acid (TAP) and microcrystalline cellulose (CEL) spheres were chosen as examples of functional and inert beads, respectively...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922194/benign-neonatal-sleep-myoclonus-evokes-somatosensory-responses
#18
Emma Losito, Monika Eisermann, Patricia Vignolo, Shushanik Hovhannisyan, Jean François Magny, Anna Kaminska
PURPOSE: Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus is a common nonepileptic condition occurring in neurologically normal full-term newborns. During jerks, EEG has always been described as normal. The aim of this study was to describe EEG changes associated with the myoclonic jerks. METHODS: Polygraphic video-EEG recordings of four full-term neonates presenting benign neonatal sleep myoclonus were studied. Myoclonic jerks were analyzed regarding their topography, frequency, propagation pattern, and reflex component...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922169/app-based-bradykinesia-tasks-for-clinic-and-home-assessment-in-parkinson-s-disease-reliability-and-responsiveness
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Dustin A Heldman, Enrique Urrea-Mendoza, Lilia C Lovera, David A Schmerler, Xiomara Garcia, Mohammad E Mohammad, Maria Catalina U McFarlane, Joseph P Giuffrida, Alberto J Espay, Hubert H Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Clinical rating of bradykinesia in Parkinson disease (PD) is challenging as it must combine several movement features into a single score. Additionally, in-clinic assessment cannot capture fluctuations throughout the day. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability and responsiveness of a motion sensor-based tablet app for objective bradykinesia assessment in clinic and at home as compared to clinical ratings. METHODS: Thirty-two PD patients treated with subthalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) were outfitted with a motion sensor on the index finger of the more affected hand to perform two repetitions of finger-tapping, hand opening-closing, and arm pronation-supination tasks with DBS on and 10, 20, and 30 minutes after turning DBS off...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921574/ideology-and-resistance-in-young-people-s-experiences-of-health-under-the-imperative-of-enjoyment
#20
Kathrine Vitus
This article explores upper secondary school students' understandings and experiences of health in Denmark, where public health promotions appeal to pleasure. Health promotion thereby taps into capitalist society's 'imperative of enjoyment', which reproduces ideological fantasies about the fulfilment of desires through the consumption of health. Based on qualitative empirical material produced through participatory and visual methods during fieldwork conducted in 2012, the analysis shows that relations between healthiness and pleasure are conflated and paradoxical: the students try to fit into society not only by being healthy, but also by enjoying healthiness; but if they fail pleasure, they fail healthiness and experience a loss of individual social value...
September 17, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
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