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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086897/application-of-the-analytic-hierarchy-approach-to-the-risk-assessment-of-zika-virus-disease-transmission-in-guangdong-province-china
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Xing Li, Tao Liu, Lifeng Lin, Tie Song, Xiaolong Du, Hualiang Lin, Jianpeng Xiao, Jianfeng He, Liping Liu, Guanghu Zhu, Weilin Zeng, Lingchuan Guo, Zheng Cao, Wenjun Ma, Yonghui Zhang
BACKGROUND: An international spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has attracted global attention in 2015. The infection also affected Guangdong province, which is located in southern China. Multiple factors, including frequent communication with South America and Southeast Asia, suitable climate (sub-tropical) for the habitat of Aedes species, may increase the risk of ZIKV disease transmission in this region. METHODS: An analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method was used to develop a semi-quantitative ZIKV risk assessment model...
January 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086751/quantifying-predictors-for-the-spatial-diffusion-of-avian-influenza-virus-in-china
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Lu Lu, Andrew J Leigh Brown, Samantha J Lycett
BACKGROUND: Avian influenza virus (AIV) causes both severe outbreaks and endemic disease among poultry and has caused sporadic human infections in Asia, furthermore the routes of transmission in avian species between geographic regions can be numerous and complex. Using nucleotide sequences from the internal protein coding segments of AIV, we performed a Bayesian phylogeographic study to uncover regional routes of transmission and factors predictive of the rate of viral diffusion within China...
January 13, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075564/spatio-temporal-trends-of-heavy-metals-in-indo-pacific-humpback-dolphins-sousa-chinensis-from-the-western-pearl-river-estuary-china
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Duan Gui, Riqing Yu, Leszek Karczmarski, Yulong Ding, Haifei Zhang, Yong Sun, Mei Zhang, Yuping Wu
We assessed the spatio-temporal trends of the concentrations of 11 heavy metals (HMs) in the liver and kidney of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) from western Pearl River Estuary (PRE) during 2004-2015. The hepatic levels of Cr, As and Cu in these dolphins were among the highest reported for cetaceans globally, and the levels of Zn, Cu and Hg were sufficiently high to cause toxicological effects in some of the animals. Between same age-sex groups, dolphins from Lingdingyang were significantly more contaminated with Hg, Se and V than those from the West-four region, while the opposite was true for Cd...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073502/lethal-effects-of-ichthyotoxic-raphidophytes-chattonella-marina-c-antiqua-and-heterosigma-akashiwo-on-post-embryonic-stages-of-the-japanese-pearl-oyster-pinctada-fucata-martensii
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Leila Basti, Kiyohito Nagai, Jiyoji Go, Sho Okano, Tatsuya Oda, Yuji Tanaka, Satoshi Nagai
The inimical effects of the ichthyotoxic harmful algal bloom (HAB)-forming raphidophytes Heterosigma akashiwo, Chattonella marina, and Chattonella antiqua on the early-life stages of the Japanese pearl oyster Pinctada fucata martensii were studied. Fertilized eggs and developing embryos were not affected following exposure to the harmful raphidophytes; however, all three algal species severely affected trochophores and D-larvae, early-stage D-larvae, and late-stage pre-settling larvae. Exposure to C. marina (5×10(2)cellsml(-1)), C...
November 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073363/swept-away-ocean-currents-and-seascape-features-influence-genetic-structure-across-the-18-000-km-indo-pacific-distribution-of-a-marine-invertebrate-the-black-lip-pearl-oyster-pinctada-margaritifera
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Monal M Lal, Paul C Southgate, Dean R Jerry, Cyprien Bosserelle, Kyall R Zenger
BACKGROUND: Genetic structure in many widely-distributed broadcast spawning marine invertebrates remains poorly understood, posing substantial challenges for their fishery management, conservation and aquaculture. Under the Core-Periphery Hypothesis (CPH), genetic diversity is expected to be highest at the centre of a species' distribution, progressively decreasing with increased differentiation towards outer range limits, as populations become increasingly isolated, fragmented and locally adapted...
January 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072647/tools-for-practical-psychotherapy-a-transtheoretical-collection-or-interventions-which-have-at-least-worked-for-us
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Joel Yager, Robert E Feinstein
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Regardless of their historical and theoretical roots, strategies, tactics, and techniques used in everyday psychotherapy across diverse theoretical schools contain common factors and methods from other specific psychotherapeutic modalities that contribute substantially to psychotherapy outcomes. Common factors include alliance, empathy, goal consensus/collaboration, positive regard/affirmation, and congruence/genuineness, among others. All therapies also recognize that factors specific to therapists impact treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069270/treatment-of-subcutaneous-abscesses-in-children-with-incision-and-loop-drainage-a-simplified-method-of-care
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Charles J Aprahamian, Hilana Nashad, Nerina DiSomma, Breanna Elger, Joseph Esparaz, Thomas McMorrow, Alexandria Shadid, Angie Kao, Mark J Holterman, Robert C Kanard, Richard H Pearl
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to expand on our previous report of 115 patients after more than a decade-long experience using incision and loop drainage for pediatric subcutaneous abscess management. This report comprises the largest consecutive series of pediatric abscess patients from a single institution ever recorded. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed of all pediatric patients who underwent incision and loop drainage of subcutaneous abscesses at our institution between January 2002 and December 2014...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067735/migraine-with-aura-or-sports-related-concussion-case-report-pathophysiology-and-multidisciplinary-approach-to-management
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Michael J Ellis, Dean Cordingley, Richard Girardin, Lesley Ritchie, Janine Johnston
The evaluation and management of athletes presenting with clinical features of migraine headache with aura in the setting of sports-related head trauma is challenging. We present a case report of a 15-yr-old boy with a history of migraine with visual aura that developed acute visual disturbance and headache after a head injury during an ice hockey game. The patient underwent comprehensive assessment at a multidisciplinary concussion program, including neuro-ophthalmological examination, neurocognitive testing, and graded aerobic treadmill testing...
January 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060854/leveraging-social-media-to-promote-evidence-based-continuing-medical-education
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Simone Flynn, Paul Hebert, Deborah Korenstein, Mark Ryan, William B Jordan, Salomeh Keyhani
IMPORTANCE: New dissemination methods are needed to engage physicians in evidence-based continuing medical education (CME). OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of social media in engaging physicians in non-industry-sponsored CME. DESIGN: We tested the effect of different media platforms (e-mail, Facebook, paid Facebook and Twitter), CME topics, and different "hooks" (e.g., Q&A, clinical pearl and best evidence) on driving clicks to a landing site featuring non-industry sponsored CME...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060325/interictal-high-frequency-oscillations-detected-with-simultaneous-magnetoencephalography-and-electroencephalography-as-biomarker-of-pediatric-epilepsy
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Christos Papadelis, Eleonora Tamilia, Steven Stufflebeam, Patricia E Grant, Joseph R Madsen, Phillip L Pearl, Naoaki Tanaka
Crucial to the success of epilepsy surgery is the availability of a robust biomarker that identifies the Epileptogenic Zone (EZ). High Frequency Oscillations (HFOs) have emerged as potential presurgical biomarkers for the identification of the EZ in addition to Interictal Epileptiform Discharges (IEDs) and ictal activity. Although they are promising to localize the EZ, they are not yet suited for the diagnosis or monitoring of epilepsy in clinical practice. Primary barriers remain: the lack of a formal and global definition for HFOs; the consequent heterogeneity of methodological approaches used for their study; and the practical difficulties to detect and localize them noninvasively from scalp recordings...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053006/co-option-and-de-novo-gene-evolution-underlie-molluscan-shell-diversity
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Felipe Aguilera, Carmel McDougall, Bernard M Degnan
Molluscs fabricate shells of incredible diversity and complexity by localized secretions from the dorsal epithelium of the mantle. Although distantly-related molluscs express remarkably different secreted gene products, it remains unclear if the evolution of shell structure and pattern is underpinned by the differential co-option of conserved genes or the integration of lineage-specific genes into the mantle regulatory program. To address this, we compare the mantle transcriptomes of 11 bivalves and gastropods of varying relatedness...
January 4, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052805/hypereosinophilic-syndrome
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Heung R Noh, Gil G Magpantay
BACKGROUND: Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by persistent eosinophilia associated with multiple organ damage. OBJECTIVE: To increase awareness of the rare but potentially life-threatening disease and to provide a brief overview of the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of HES. METHODS: Pertinent data from the patient's clinical course was incorporated with salient articles on the topic...
January 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051912/utility-of-pet-ct-to-evaluate-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-metastasis-in-high-risk-endometrial-cancer-results-of-acrin-6671-gog-0233-trial
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Mostafa Atri, Zheng Zhang, Farrokh Dehdashti, Susanna I Lee, Helga Marques, Shamshad Ali, Wui-Jin Koh, Robert S Mannel, Paul DiSilvestro, Stephanie A King, Michael Pearl, XunClare Zhou, Marie Plante, Katherine M Moxley, Michael Gold
Purpose To assess the diagnostic accuracy of fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) combined with diagnostic contrast material-enhanced computed tomography (CT) in detecting lymph node (LN) metastasis in high-risk endometrial cancer. Materials and Methods This prospective multicenter HIPAA-compliant study had institutional review board approval, and all participants gave written informed consent. Data were accrued between January 2010 and June 2013. Patients underwent PET/CT and pelvic and abdominal lymphadenectomy...
January 3, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049593/quantitative-and-computed-tomography-anatomic-analysis-of-glenoid-fixation-for-superior-capsule-reconstruction-a-cadaveric-study
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Jason M Schon, J Christoph Katthagen, Cameron N Dupre, Justin J Mitchell, Travis Lee Turnbull, Christopher R Adams, Patrick J Denard, Peter J Millett
PURPOSE: To investigate glenoid fixation for superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) and evaluate anchor positions, intraosseous trajectories, and proximity to the suprascapular nerve (SSN) and glenoid fossa. The secondary purpose was to provide technical pearls and pitfalls for anchor insertion on the superior glenoid during SCR. METHODS: Three beath pins were arthroscopically inserted into 12 (n = 12) nonpaired human cadaveric shoulders through Neviaser, anterior, and posterior portals to simulate anchor placement on the superior glenoid during SCR...
December 31, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047839/th-cd-206-08-an-anthropopathic-deformable-phantom-for-geometric-and-dose-accumulation-accuracy-validation-of-deformable-image-registration
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Y Liao, H Chen, J Chen, X Gu, X Zhen, L Zhou
PURPOSE: To design and construct a three-dimensional (3D) anthropopathic abdominal phantom for evaluating deformable image registration (DIR) accuracy on images and dose deformation in adaptive radiation therapy (ART). METHOD: Organ moulds, including liver, kidney, spleen, stomach, vertebra and two metastasis tumors, are 3D printed using the contours from an ovarian cancer patient. The organ moulds are molded with deformable gels that made of different mixtures of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the softener dioctyl terephthalate...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047459/su-f-j-217-accurate-dose-volume-parameters-calculation-for-revealing-rectum-dose-toxicity-effect-using-deformable-registration-in-cervical-cancer-brachytherapy-a-pilot-study
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X Zhen, H Chen, Y Liao, L Zhou, B Hrycushko, K Albuquerque, X Gu
PURPOSE: To study the feasibility of employing deformable registration methods for accurate rectum dose volume parameters calculation and their potentials in revealing rectum dose-toxicity between complication and non-complication cervical cancer patients with brachytherapy treatment. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Data from 60 patients treated with BT including planning images, treatment plans, and follow-up clinical exam were retrospectively collected. Among them, 12 patients complained about hematochezia were further examined with colonoscopy and scored as Grade 1-3 complication (CP)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046943/th-e-209-03-development-of-an-in-house-ct-dose-monitoring-and-management-system-based-on-open-source-software-resources-pearls-and-pitfalls
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D Zhang
: Radiation dose monitoring solutions have opened up new opportunities for medical physicists to be more involved in modern clinical radiology practices. In particular, with the help of comprehensive radiation dose data, data-driven protocol management and informed case follow up are now feasible. Significant challenges remain however and the problems faced by medical physicists are highly heterogeneous. Imaging systems from multiple vendors and a wide range of vintages co-exist in the same department and employ data communication protocols that are not fully standardized or implemented making harmonization complex...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046281/th-cd-207a-03-a-surface-deformation-driven-respiratory-model-for-organ-motion-tracking-in-lung-cancer-radiotherapy
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H Chen, X Zhen, L Zhou, X Gu
PURPOSE: To propose and validate a novel real-time surface-mesh-based internal organ-external surface motion and deformation tracking method for lung cancer radiotherapy. METHODS: Deformation vector fields (DVFs) which characterizes the internal and external motion are obtained by registering the internal organ and tumor contours and external surface meshes to a reference phase in the 4D CT images using a recent developed local topology preserved non-rigid point matching algorithm (TOP)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044425/immediate-effects-of-diamond-burr-debridement-in-patients-with-spontaneous-chronic-corneal-epithelial-defects-light-and-electron-microscopic-evaluation
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Charlotte Dawson, Carolina Naranjo, Belen Sanchez-Maldonado, Georgina V Fricker, Rose N Linn-Pearl, Natalia Escanilla, Christiane Kafarnik, David J Gould, Rick F Sanchez, Marian Matas-Riera
PURPOSE: To evaluate immediate effects of diamond burr debridement (DBD) on the cornea of canine patients diagnosed with spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects (SCCEDs). ANIMALS STUDIED: Eight client owned dogs with SCCEDs. METHODS: Nine eyes from eight dogs with SCCEDs underwent superficial keratectomy (SK). The ulcerated area was divided into quadrants with a 300-micron restricted depth knife. Two of four quadrants underwent DBD for 40-60 s...
January 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042548/effect-of-vitamin-d-on-proteinuria-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Ali Momeni, Mahmood Mirhosseini, Mohsen Kabiri, Soleiman Kheiri
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (Vit D) deficiency is a common disorder in diabetic patients and may be a risk factor for ischemic heart disease and exacerbation of diabetic nephropathy(DN). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Vit D3 therapy on protein uriain type 2 diabetic patients with deficient or insufficient serum Vit D. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a double blind clinical trial, 60 type 2 diabetic patients with proteinuria greater than 150 mg/day who had Vit D deficiency or insufficiency were randomly enrolled in two equal groups...
January 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
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