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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636456/healthcare-system-in-indonesia
#1
Suryanto, Virginia Plummer, Malcolm Boyle
The cultural diversity, its archipelago, and the major religion being Muslim have all influenced the development of the healthcare in Indonesia. The authors' objective is to describe the evolution of the healthcare system in Indonesia. Community-based health service, called puskesmas, is the key of the healthcare service in the country. The World Health Organization estimated that 64% of all deaths in Indonesia are caused by noncommunicable diseases, which might relate to the mostly unorganized prehospital care system...
June 21, 2017: Hospital Topics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632759/analysis-of-intra-host-genetic-diversity-of-prunus-necrotic-ringspot-virus-pnrsv-using-amplicon-next-generation-sequencing
#2
Wycliff M Kinoti, Fiona E Constable, Narelle Nancarrow, Kim M Plummer, Brendan Rodoni
PCR amplicon next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis offers a broadly applicable and targeted approach to detect populations of both high- or low-frequency virus variants in one or more plant samples. In this study, amplicon NGS was used to explore the diversity of the tripartite genome virus, Prunus necrotic ringspot virus (PNRSV) from 53 PNRSV-infected trees using amplicons from conserved gene regions of each of PNRSV RNA1, RNA2 and RNA3. Sequencing of the amplicons from 53 PNRSV-infected trees revealed differing levels of polymorphism across the three different components of the PNRSV genome with a total number of 5040, 2083 and 5486 sequence variants observed for RNA1, RNA2 and RNA3 respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621317/p16-immunohistochemistry-in-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-comparison-of-antibody-clones-using-patient-outcomes-and-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-rna-status
#3
Jeremy Shelton, Bibianna M Purgina, Nicole A Cipriani, William D Dupont, Dale Plummer, James S Lewis
High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas have a more favorable prognosis than HPV-negative ones. p16 immunohistochemistry has been recommended as a prognostic test in clinical practice. Several p16 antibodies are available, and their performance has not been directly compared. We evaluated three commercially available p16 antibody clones (E6H4, JC8 and G175-405) utilizing 199 cases of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma from a tissue microarray, read by three pathologists with three different cutoffs for positivity: any staining, >50% and >75%...
June 16, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619678/april-taci-axis-is-dispensable-for-the-immune-response-to-rabies-vaccination
#4
Shannon L Haley, Evgeni P Tzvetkov, Andrew G Lytle, Kishore R Alugupalli, Joseph R Plummer, James P McGettigan
There is significant need to develop a single-dose rabies vaccine to replace the current multi-dose rabies vaccine regimen and eliminate the requirement for rabies immune globulin in post-exposure settings. To accomplish this goal, rabies virus (RABV)-based vaccines must rapidly activate B cells to secrete antibodies which neutralize pathogenic RABV before it enters the CNS. Increased understanding of how B cells effectively respond to RABV-based vaccines may improve efforts to simplify post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens...
June 12, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611744/rnaseq-reveals-complex-response-of-campylobacter-jejuni-to-ovine-bile-and-in-vivo-gallbladder-environment
#5
Amanda J Kreuder, Jennifer A Schleining, Michael Yaeger, Qijing Zhang, Paul J Plummer
Colonization of the gallbladder by enteric pathogens such as Salmonella typhi, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter jejuni is thought to play a key role in transmission and persistence of these important zoonotic agents; however, little is known about the molecular mechanisms that allow for bacterial survival within this harsh environment. Recently, a highly virulent C. jejuni sheep abortion (SA) clone represented by the clinical isolate IA3902 has emerged as the dominant cause for sheep abortion in the United States...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607108/kv2-1-clustering-contributes-to-insulin-exocytosis-and-rescues-human-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction
#6
Jianyang Fu, Xiaoqing Dai, Gregory Plummer, Kunimasa Suzuki, Austin Bautista, John M Githaka, Laura Senior, Mette Jensen, Dafna Greitzer-Antes, Jocelyn E Manning Fox, Herbert Y Gaisano, Christopher B Newgard, Nicolas Touret, Patrick E MacDonald
Insulin exocytosis is regulated by ion channels that control excitability and Ca(2+) influx. Channels also play an increasingly appreciated role in microdomain structure. In this study, we examine the mechanism by which the voltage-dependent K(+) (Kv) channel Kv2.1 (KCNB1) facilitates depolarization-induced exocytosis in INS 832/13 cells and β-cells from human donors with and without type 2 diabetes (T2D). We find that Kv2.1, but not Kv2.2 (KCNB2), forms clusters of 6-12 tetrameric channels at the plasma membrane and facilitates insulin exocytosis...
June 12, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607082/interface-induced-multiferroism-by-design-in-complex-oxide-superlattices
#7
Hangwen Guo, Zhen Wang, Shuai Dong, Saurabh Ghosh, Mohammad Saghayezhian, Lina Chen, Yakui Weng, Andreas Herklotz, Thomas Z Ward, Rongying Jin, Sokrates T Pantelides, Yimei Zhu, Jiandi Zhang, E W Plummer
Interfaces between materials present unique opportunities for the discovery of intriguing quantum phenomena. Here, we explore the possibility that, in the case of superlattices, if one of the layers is made ultrathin, unexpected properties can be induced between the two bracketing interfaces. We pursue this objective by combining advanced growth and characterization techniques with theoretical calculations. Using prototype La2/3Sr1/3MnO3 (LSMO)/BaTiO3 (BTO) superlattices, we observe a structural evolution in the LSMO layers as a function of thickness...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604387/macrolides-selectively-inhibit-mutant-kcnj5-potassium-channels-that-cause-aldosterone-producing-adenoma
#8
Ute I Scholl, Laura Abriola, Chengbiao Zhang, Esther N Reimer, Mark Plummer, Barbara I Kazmierczak, Junhui Zhang, Denton Hoyer, Jane S Merkel, Wenhui Wang, Richard P Lifton
Aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) are benign tumors of the adrenal gland that constitutively produce the salt-retaining steroid hormone aldosterone and cause millions of cases of severe hypertension worldwide. Either of 2 somatic mutations in the potassium channel KCNJ5 (G151R and L168R, hereafter referred to as KCNJ5MUT) in adrenocortical cells account for half of APAs worldwide. These mutations alter channel selectivity to allow abnormal Na+ conductance, resulting in membrane depolarization, calcium influx, aldosterone production, and cell proliferation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602659/long-term-multi-species-lactobacillus-and-bifidobacterium-dietary-supplement-enhances-memory-and-changes-regional-brain-metabolites-in-middle-aged-rats
#9
Caroline O'Hagan, Jia V Li, Julian R Marchesi, Sue Plummer, Iveta Garaiova, Mark A Good
Ageing is associated with changes in the gut microbiome that may contribute to age-related changes in cognition. Previous work has shown that dietary supplements with multi-species live microorganisms can influence brain function, including induction of hippocampal synaptic plasticity and production of brain derived neurotrophic factor, in both young and aged rodents. However, the effect of such dietary supplements on memory processes has been less well documented, particularly in the context of aging. The main aim of the present study was to examine the impact of a long-term dietary supplement with a multi-species live Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria mixture (Lactobacillus acidophilus CUL60, L...
June 5, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598549/the-presence-of-minocycline-in-the-tear-film-of-normal-horses-following-oral-administration-and-its-anticollagenase-activity
#10
Caroline S Monk, Sun Young Jeong, Daniel James Gibson, Caryn E Plummer
PURPOSE: Tetracyclines have activity against matrix metalloproteinases (MMP). Oral medications with effects on the ocular surface are of interest in patients where repeated topical dosing is limited. The aim of this study was to characterize the concentration of minocycline in the tears of normal horses after oral administration and to determine if this level directly inhibits MMP activity. METHODS: Five healthy adult ponies were administered oral minocycline (Wedgewood Pharmacy; Swedesboro, NJ) at 4 mg/kg every 12 h for 5 days...
June 9, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592357/physicochemical-parameters-affecting-the-perception-of-borehole-water-quality-in-ghana
#11
Alexandra V Kulinkina, Jeanine D Plummer, Kenneth K H Chui, Karen C Kosinski, Theodora Adomako-Adjei, Andrey I Egorov, Elena N Naumova
Rural Ghanaian communities continue using microbiologically contaminated surface water sources due in part to undesirable organoleptic characteristics of groundwater from boreholes. Our objective was to identify thresholds of physical and chemical parameters associated with consumer complaints related to groundwater. Water samples from 94 boreholes in the dry season and 68 boreholes in the rainy season were analyzed for 18 parameters. Interviews of consumers were conducted at each borehole regarding five commonly expressed water quality problems (salty taste, presence of particles, unfavorable scent, oily sheen formation on the water surface, and staining of starchy foods during cooking)...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588193/the-anti-cholesterolaemic-effect-of-a-consortium-of-probiotics-an-acute-study-in-c57bl-6j-mice
#12
D R Michael, T S Davies, J W E Moss, D Lama Calvente, D P Ramji, J R Marchesi, A Pechlivanis, S F Plummer, T R Hughes
Hypercholesterolaemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and it has been found that some probiotic bacteria possess cholesterol-lowering capabilities. In this study, the ability of the Lab4 probiotic consortium to hydrolyse bile salts, assimilate cholesterol and regulate cholesterol transport by polarised Caco-2 enterocytes was demonstrated. Furthermore, in wild-type C57BL/6J mice fed a high fat diet, 2-weeks supplementation with Lab4 probiotic consortium plus Lactobacillus plantarum CUL66 resulted in significant reductions in plasma total cholesterol levels and suppression of diet-induced weight gain...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587294/sesquiterpene-variation-in-west-australian-sandalwood-santalum-spicatum
#13
Jessie Moniodis, Christopher G Jones, Michael Renton, Julie A Plummer, E Liz Barbour, Emilio L Ghisalberti, Joerg Bohlmann
West Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) has long been exploited for its fragrant, sesquiterpene-rich heartwood; however sandalwood fragrance qualities vary substantially, which is of interest to the sandalwood industry. We investigated metabolite profiles of trees from the arid northern and southeastern and semi-arid southwestern regions of West Australia for patterns in composition and co-occurrence of sesquiterpenes. Total sesquiterpene content was similar across the entire sample collection; however sesquiterpene composition was highly variable...
June 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581512/structural-basis-for-the-cooperative-allosteric-activation-of-the-free-fatty-acid-receptor-gpr40
#14
Jun Lu, Noel Byrne, John Wang, Gerard Bricogne, Frank K Brown, Harry R Chobanian, Steven L Colletti, Jerry Di Salvo, Brande Thomas-Fowlkes, Yan Guo, Dawn L Hall, Jennifer Hadix, Nicholas B Hastings, Jeffrey D Hermes, Thu Ho, Andrew D Howard, Hubert Josien, Maria Kornienko, Kevin J Lumb, Michael W Miller, Sangita B Patel, Barbara Pio, Christopher W Plummer, Bradley S Sherborne, Payal Sheth, Sarah Souza, Srivanya Tummala, Clemens Vonrhein, Maria Webb, Samantha J Allen, Jennifer M Johnston, Adam B Weinglass, Sujata Sharma, Stephen M Soisson
Clinical studies indicate that partial agonists of the G-protein-coupled, free fatty acid receptor 1 GPR40 enhance glucose-dependent insulin secretion and represent a potential mechanism for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Full allosteric agonists (AgoPAMs) of GPR40 bind to a site distinct from partial agonists and can provide additional efficacy. We report the 3.2-Å crystal structure of human GPR40 (hGPR40) in complex with both the partial agonist MK-8666 and an AgoPAM, which exposes a novel lipid-facing AgoPAM-binding pocket outside the transmembrane helical bundle...
June 5, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579041/clinical-perspectives-of-digital-dermatitis-in-dairy-and-beef-cattle
#15
REVIEW
Paul J Plummer, Adam Krull
Digital dermatitis is a polybacterial disease process of dairy and beef cattle. Lesions are most commonly identified on the plantar aspect of the interdigital cleft of the hind limbs. Treponema spp are routinely present in large numbers of active lesions. Lesions are painful to the touch and can result in clinical lameness. The infectious nature generally results in endemic infection of cattle herds and management requires a comprehensive and integrated multipronged approach. This article provides current perspectives regarding management and treatment of digital dermatitis on dairy and beef cattle operations and provides a review for clinicians dealing with a clinical outbreak...
July 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Food Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578757/decision-making-under-pressure-medical-errors-in-uncertain-and-dynamic-environments
#16
Alicia M Zavala, Gary E Day, David Plummer, Anita Bamford-Wade
Objective This paper provides a narrative overview of the literature concerning clinical decision-making processes when staff come under pressure, particularly in uncertain, dynamic and emergency situations.Methods Studies between 1980 and 2015 were analysed using a six-phase thematic analysis framework to achieve an in-depth understanding of the complex origins of medical errors that occur when people and systems are under pressure and how work pressure affects clinical performance and patient outcomes. Literature searches were conducted using a Summons Search Service platform; search criteria included a variety of methodologies, resulting in the identification of 95 papers relevant to the present review...
June 5, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577776/does-prior-cartilage-restoration-impact-outcomes-following-knee-arthroplasty
#17
REVIEW
Rachel M Frank, Craig J Della Valle, Darren R Plummer, Peter N Chalmers, Brian J Cole
This study compared patients who failed a cartilage restoration procedure and underwent ipsilateral knee arthroplasty with matched control subjects undergoing knee arthroplasty without prior cartilage restoration. Although patients with a failed cartilage procedure derived benefit from knee arthroplasty, their magnitude of improvement and final outcomes scores were lower than the matched control subjects. In this cohort, the cartilage patients also experienced little to no benefit from cartilage restoration, suggesting that unmeasured shared patient characteristics may play a role...
July 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562098/dapagliflozin-and-renal-function
#18
T Min, L Wali, D M Williams, E Plummer, A Gurung, J W Stephens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561872/prevalence-and-predictors-of-anxiety-in-doctor-of-physical-therapy-students
#19
Kelly Macauley, Laura Plummer
Anxiety is a condition with multiple physical manifestations and sequelae, including negatively impacting learning. The prevalence of anxiety and the factors that predict it in health professions students are unknown. The current study assessed the prevalence of anxiety in DPT students and examined the predictors of anxiety. The findings showed high student anxiety levels that were analogous to military recruits. Female gender and low GPA were predictors of anxiety in the sample. Further research is necessary to determine other factors that contribute to anxiety so that interventions to reduce anxiety in health professions students can be initiated...
2017: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546579/corrigendum-smchd1-mutations-associated-with-a-rare-muscular-dystrophy-can-also-cause-isolated-arhinia-and-bosma-arhinia-microphthalmia-syndrome
#20
Natalie D Shaw, Harrison Brand, Zachary A Kupchinsky, Hemant Bengani, Lacey Plummer, Takako I Jones, Serkan Erdin, Kathleen A Williamson, Joe Rainger, Alexei Stortchevoi, Kaitlin Samocha, Benjamin B Currall, Donncha S Dunican, Ryan L Collins, Jason R Willer, Angela Lek, Monkol Lek, Malik Nassan, Shahrin Pereira, Tammy Kammin, Diane Lucente, Alexandra Silva, Catarina M Seabra, Colby Chiang, Yu An, Morad Ansari, Jacqueline K Rainger, Shelagh Joss, Jill Clayton Smith, Margaret F Lippincott, Sylvia S Singh, Nirav Patel, Jenny W Jing, Jennifer R Law, Nalton Ferraro, Alain Verloes, Anita Rauch, Katharina Steindl, Markus Zweier, Ianina Scheer, Daisuke Sato, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Christina Jacobsen, Jeanie Tryggestad, Steven Chernausek, Lisa A Schimmenti, Benjamin Brasseur, Claudia Cesaretti, Jose E García-Ortiz, Tatiana Pineda Buitrago, Orlando Perez Silva, Jodi D Hoffman, Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Klaus W Ruprecht, Bart L Loeys, Masato Shino, Angela M Kaindl, Chie-Hee Cho, Cynthia C Morton, Richard R Meehan, Veronica van Heyningen, Eric C Liao, Ravikumar Balasubramanian, Janet E Hall, Stephanie B Seminara, Daniel Macarthur, Steven A Moore, Koh-Ichiro Yoshiura, James F Gusella, Joseph A Marsh, John M Graham, Angela E Lin, Nicholas Katsanis, Peter L Jones, William F Crowley, Erica E Davis, David R FitzPatrick, Michael E Talkowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Nature Genetics
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