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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792228/field-evaluation-of-an-immunochromatographic-test-for-diagnosis-of-cystic-and-alveolar-echinococcosis
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Chun-Hua Gao, Jun-Yun Wang, Feng Shi, Dietmar Steverding, Xia Wang, Yue-Tao Yang, Xiao-Nong Zhou
BACKGROUND: The larval stages of the tapeworms Echinocoocus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis are the causative agents of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) and human alveolar echinococcosis (AE), respectively. Both CE and AE are chronic diseases characterised by long asymptomatic periods of many years. However, early diagnosis of the disease is important if treatment and management of echinococcosis patients are to be successful. METHODS: A previously developed rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for the differential detection of CE and AE was evaluated under field conditions with finger prick blood samples taken from 1502 people living in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China, a region with a high prevalence for both forms of human echinococcosis...
May 23, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792059/pitfalls-in-the-diagnosis-of-meningitis-in-neonates-and-young-infants-the-role-of-lumbar-puncture
#2
Luca Bedetti, Lucia Marrozzini, Alessandro Baraldi, Elisabetta Spezia, Lorenzo Iughetti, Laura Lucaccioni, Alberto Berardi
Meningitis occurs frequently in neonates and can lead to a number of acute, severe complications and long-term disabilities. An early diagnosis of neonatal meningitis is essential to reduce mortality and to improve outcomes. Initial clinical signs of meningitis are often subtle and frequently overlap with those of sepsis, and current haematologic tests do not distinguish sepsis from meningitis. Thus, lumbar puncture remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of meningitis in infants, and this procedure is recommended in clinical guidelines...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787889/diagnosis-of-bloodstream-infections-from-positive-blood-cultures-and-directly-from-blood-samples-recent-developments-in-molecular-approaches
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REVIEW
Nilay Peker, Natacha Couto, Bhanu Sinha, John W Rossen
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections are a major cause of death with increasing incidence and severity. Blood cultures are still the gold standard for microbiological diagnosis, but are rather slow. Molecular methods can be used as add-on complementary assays. They can be useful to speed up microbial identification and to predict antimicrobial susceptibility, applied to direct blood samples or positive blood cultures. AIM: To review recent developments in molecular based diagnostic platforms used for the identification of bloodstream infections, with a focus on assays performed directly on blood samples and positive blood cultures...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786051/urinary-extracellular-vesicle-a-potential-source-of-early-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-biomarker-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Wei-Cheng Xu, Ge Qian, Ai-Qun Liu, Yong-Qiang Li, He-Qun Zou
Objective: Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) has become one of the major causes of end-stage renal disease. Urinary extracellular vesicles (uEVs) contain rich biological information which could be the ideal source for noninvasive biomarkers of DKD. This review discussed the potential early diagnostic and therapeutic values of proteins and microRNAs in uEVs in DKD. Data Sources: This review was based articles published in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and Google Scholar databases up to November 20, 2017, with the following keywords: "Diabetic kidney disease", "Extracellular vesicle", and "Urine"...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784824/imaging-nanobubble-nucleation-and-hydrogen-spillover-during-electrocatalytic-water-splitting
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Rui Hao, Yunshan Fan, Marco D Howard, Joshua C Vaughan, Bo Zhang
Nucleation and growth of hydrogen nanobubbles are key initial steps in electrochemical water splitting. These processes remain largely unexplored due to a lack of proper tools to probe the nanobubble's interfacial structure with sufficient spatial and temporal resolution. We report the use of superresolution microscopy to image transient formation and growth of single hydrogen nanobubbles at the electrode/solution interface during electrocatalytic water splitting. We found hydrogen nanobubbles can be generated even at very early stages in water electrolysis, i...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784385/simultaneous-isolation-and-detection-of-single-breast-cancer-cells-using-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#6
Melina Yarbakht, Maryam Nikkhah, Ahmad Moshaii, Karina Weber, Christian Matthäus, Dana Cialla-May, Jürgen Popp
Nowadays, cancer is one of the most dangerous and deadly disease all around the world. Cancer that is diagnosed at early stages is more likely to be treated successfully. Treatment of progressed cancer is very difficult, and generally surviving rates are much lower. Therefore, much research has been focused on developing non-invasive methods for detection of cancer and monitoring of its progress. Within this contribution, we present a novel strategy for selective isolation and detection of breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7 and BT-20) based on surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782306/urticarial-lesions-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Sergio Santos-Alarcón, Cesar Benavente-Villegas, Isabel García-Briz, Magdalena Moneva-Léniz, Celia Sanchis-Sánchez, Almudena Mateu-Puchades
Dear Editor, Gestational pemphigoid (GP) is a rare autoimmune bullous dermatosis in pregnancy. GP usually occurs during the second or third month of pregnancy. It clinically manifests as the development of either early-onset urticarial lesions or late-onset subepidermal blisters that may linger for weeks or even months. Herein we report the case of a 45-year-old woman with the distinctive clinical onset of GP. A forty-five-year-old woman, gravida I, para 0, at 27 weeks gestation, was referred for evaluation to our Department with an extensive pruritic eruption that had developed over the previous 7 days...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778403/the-cf-sputum-induction-trial-cf-spit-to-assess-lower-airway-bacterial-sampling-in-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-prospective-internally-controlled-interventional-trial
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Katherine Ronchetti, Jo-Dee Tame, Christopher Paisey, Lena P Thia, Iolo Doull, Robin Howe, Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, Julian T Forton
BACKGROUND: Pathogen surveillance is challenging but crucial in children with cystic fibrosis-who are often non-productive of sputum even if actively coughing-because infection and lung disease begin early in life. The role of sputum induction as a diagnostic tool for infection has not previously been systematically addressed in young children with cystic fibrosis. We aimed to assess the pathogen yield from sputum induction compared with that from cough swab and single-lobe, two-lobe, and six-lobe bronchoalveolar lavage...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778013/using-google-trends-and-ambient-temperature-to-predict-seasonal-influenza-outbreaks
#9
Yuzhou Zhang, Hilary Bambrick, Kerrie Mengersen, Shilu Tong, Wenbiao Hu
BACKGROUND: The discovery of the dynamics of seasonal and non-seasonal influenza outbreaks remains a great challenge. Previous internet-based surveillance studies built purely on internet or climate data do have potential error. METHODS: We collected influenza notifications, temperature and Google Trends (GT) data between January 1st, 2011 and December 31st, 2016. We performed time-series cross correlation analysis and temporal risk analysis to discover the characteristics of influenza epidemics in the period...
May 16, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777876/poly-adenine-mediated-fluorescent-spherical-nucleic-acid-probes-for-live-cell-imaging-of-endogenous-tumor-related-mrna
#10
Dan Zhu, Dongxia Zhao, Jiaxuan Huang, Yu Zhu, Jie Chao, Shao Su, Jiang Li, Lihua Wang, Jiye Shi, Xiaolei Zuo, Lixing Weng, Qian Li, Lianhui Wang
Identification of tumor-related mRNA in living cells hold great promise for early cancer diagnosis and pathological research. Herein, we present poly-adenine (polyA)-mediated fluorescent spherical nucleic acid (FSNA) probes for intracellular mRNA detection with regulable sensitivities by programmably adjusting the loading density of DNA on gold nano-interface. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) functionalized with polyA-tailed recognition sequences were hybridized to fluorescent "reporter" strands to fabricate fluorescence-quenched FSNA probes...
May 16, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774008/repeated-endovascular-treatment-of-early-recurrent-proximal-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-case-report-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
#11
Simon Fandler, Hannes Deutschmann, Franz Fazekas, Thomas Gattringer
Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) is the gold standard treatment for large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke of the anterior circulation. Whether MT can also be effectively and safely performed in early recurrent LVO is largely unclear. We present the case of a middle-aged patient who was successfully treated by MT for right proximal middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion with excellent outcome. One day after discharge (9 days after the first MT), the patient was readmitted with wake-up stroke. MRI again revealed right proximal MCA occlusion with severe diffusion-perfusion mismatch...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772383/a-signal-decreased-electrochemical-immunosensor-for-the-sensitive-detection-of-lag-3-protein-based-on-a-hollow-nanobox-mofs-aupt-alloy
#12
Wei Xu, Zhen Qin, Yutong Hao, Qiang He, Shuai Chen, Zhongshuang Zhang, Dan Peng, Haiyan Wen, Jun Chen, Jingfu Qiu, Chaorui Li
In this work, hollow nanobox metal-organic framework (HNM) nanocomposites were synthesised and utilised for the first time in a signal decreased electrochemical immunosensor for the ultrasensitive quantitative determination of lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3) protein, which is a newly discovered biomarker. With the aid of signal materials, namely, SiO2 -tagged anti-LAG-3 antibody (SiO2 -Ab2 ) and the biotin-streptavidin system, the sensor can achieve signal amplification. Encapsulation of tin dioxide-functionalised reduced graphene oxide (rGO-SnO2 ) and gold and platinum alloys (AuPt alloys) onto the surface of hollow nanobox metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) was performed to prepare rGO-SnO2 /hollow nanobox-MOFs/AuPt alloys (rGO-SnO2 /HNMs/AuPt) as the matrix...
May 8, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771099/-screening-for-undernutrition-among-older-adults-receiving-home-care-an-estimation-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-indicators-available-in-the-resident-assessment-instrument-home-care-adapted-for-switzerland
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Catherine Busnel, Catherine Ludwig
INTRODUCTION: in homecare practice, nurses are central actors for the screening of individuals at risks of undernutrition. CONTEXT: in Switzerland, homecare nurses estimate the nutritional status of care recipients by means of a standardized geriatric assessment done with the RAI-HC. AIMS: The aim of the study is to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of the « nutritional status » score, the body mass index and the weight loss documented from the RAI-HC...
March 2018: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768449/children-with-type-1-diabetes-who-experienced-a-honeymoon-phase-had-significantly-lower-ldl-cholesterol-5-years-after-diagnosis
#14
Benjamin Udoka Nwosu, Bo Zhang, Sanaa S Ayyoub, Stephanie Choi, Tony R Villalobos-Ortiz, Laura C Alonso, Bruce A Barton
IMPORTANCE: Landmark studies showed that partial clinical remission in new-onset type 1 diabetes is associated with reduced prevalence of long-term complications, but early clinical indicators of this favorable outcome are poorly characterized. AIM: To determine if there were any differences in lipid parameters, especially LDL-cholesterol, between remitters and non-remitters 4 to 5 years after the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes after controlling for hemoglobin A1c, body mass index, and pubertal status...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768223/nano-biosensor-based-on-reduced-graphene-oxide-and-gold-nanoparticles-for-detection-of-phenylketonuria-associated-dna-mutation
#15
Seyed Morteza Seifati, Navid Nasirizadeh, Mostafa Azimzadeh
Phenylketonuria (PKU)-associated DNA mutation in newborn children can be harmful to his health and early detection is the best way to inhibit consequences. A novel electrochemical nano-biosensor was developed for PKU detection, based on signal amplification using nanomaterials, e.g. gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) decorated on the reduced graphene oxide sheet on the screen-printed carbon electrode. The fabrication steps were checked by field emission scanning electron microscope imaging as well as cyclic voltammetry analysis...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764386/parkinson-s-disease-diagnostic-observations-paddo-study-rationale-and-design-of-a-prospective-cohort-study-for-early-differentiation-of-parkinsonism
#16
Anouke van Rumund, Marjolein B Aerts, Rianne A J Esselink, Frederick J A Meijer, Marcel M Verbeek, Bastiaan R Bloem
BACKGROUND: Differentiation of Parkinson's disease (PD) from the various types of atypical parkinsonism (AP) such as multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), corticobasal syndrome (CBS) and vascular parkinsonism (VP), can be challenging, especially early in the disease course when symptoms overlap. A major unmet need in the diagnostic workup of these disorders is a diagnostic tool that differentiates the various disorders, preferably in the earliest disease stages when the clinical presentation is similar...
May 16, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763339/the-v-shaped-distal-triceps-tendon-repair-a-comparative-biomechanical-analysis
#17
Bastian Scheiderer, Florian B Imhoff, Daichi Morikawa, Lucca Lacheta, Elifho Obopilwe, Mark P Cote, Andreas B Imhoff, Augustus D Mazzocca, Sebastian Siebenlist
BACKGROUND: Restoring footprint anatomy, minimizing gap formation, and maximizing the strength of distal triceps tendon repairs are essential factors for a successful healing process and return to sport. HYPOTHESIS: The novel V-shaped distal triceps tendon repair technique with unicortical button fixation closely restores footprint anatomy, provides minimal gap formation and high ultimate failure load, and minimizes iatrogenic fracture risk in acute/subacute distal triceps tendon tears...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757424/continuous-monitoring-of-kidney-transplant-perfusion-with-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#18
Georgia Malakasioti, Stephen D Marks, Tom Watson, Fariba Williams, Mariesa Taylor-Allkins, Nizam Mamode, Justin Morgan, Wesley N Hayes
Background: Current reliance on clinical, laboratory and Doppler ultrasound (DUS) parameters for monitoring kidney transplant perfusion in the immediate post-operative period in children risks late recognition of allograft hypoperfusion and vascular complications. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a real-time, non-invasive technique for monitoring tissue oxygenation percutaneously. NIRS monitoring of kidney transplant perfusion has not previously been validated to the gold standard of DUS...
May 11, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756982/clinical-nutritional-inflammatory-and-oxidative-stress-predictors-in-hemodialysis-mortality-a-review
#19
Andreza De Paula Santos Epifânio, Karla Pereira Balbino, Sonia Machado Rocha Ribeiro, Sylvia C C Franceschini, Helen Hermana Miranda Hermsdorff
The evaluation of clinical-nutrition status is essential to increase life quality and improve clinical outcomes of patients in hemodialysis (HD). In the absence of a gold standard, the goal of this integrative review was to present and discuss the latest scientific literature on the ability of clinical-nutritional indicators and inflammatory and oxidative stress markers to predict morbidity and mortality in HD. In this context, the lean and fat mass indexes have become good predictors of mortality in HD individuals, regardless of BMI...
January 18, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756969/-validation-of-nutritional-screening-malnutrition-screening-tool-compared-to-other-screening-tools-and-the-nutritional-assessment-in-different-social-and-health-areas
#20
Icíar Castro-Vega, Silvia Veses Martín, Juana Cantero Llorca, Christian Salom Vendrell, Celia Bañuls, Antonio Hernández Mijares
INTRODUCTION: nutritional screenings are used to detect nutritional risk, allow early intervention and influence the prognosis. The Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST) is only validated in hospitalized patients and oncology outpatients. OBJECTIVES: to analyze the nutritional screening MST, Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) and Mini Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA-sf) compared to the nutritional assessment gold standard according to socio-sanitary areas and age groups; and to assess the utility of the MST in those areas where it has not been validated...
February 16, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
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