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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183343/spectrum-malaria-a-user-friendly-projection-tool-for-health-impact-assessment-and-strategic-planning-by-malaria-control-programmes-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Matthew Hamilton, Guy Mahiane, Elric Werst, Rachel Sanders, Olivier Briët, Thomas Smith, Richard Cibulskis, Ewan Cameron, Samir Bhatt, Daniel J Weiss, Peter W Gething, Carel Pretorius, Eline L Korenromp
BACKGROUND: Scale-up of malaria prevention and treatment needs to continue but national strategies and budget allocations are not always evidence-based. This article presents a new modelling tool projecting malaria infection, cases and deaths to support impact evaluation, target setting and strategic planning. METHODS: Nested in the Spectrum suite of programme planning tools, the model includes historic estimates of case incidence and deaths in groups aged up to 4, 5-14, and 15+ years, and prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum infection (PfPR) among children 2-9 years, for 43 sub-Saharan African countries and their 602 provinces, from the WHO and malaria atlas project...
February 10, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182982/rapid-widespread-distribution-of-intranasal-naloxone-for-overdose-prevention
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Desiree Madah-Amiri, Thomas Clausen, Philipp Lobmaier
BACKGROUND: Take home naloxone programs have been successful internationally in training bystanders to reverse an opioid overdose with naloxone, an opioid antagonist. A multi-site naloxone distribution program began in Norway in 2014 as part of a national overdose prevention strategy. The aim of this study was to a) describe the program, and b) present findings from the government-supported intervention. METHODS: From July 2014 to December 2015, staff from multiple low-threshold facilities trained clients on how to use intranasal naloxone...
January 28, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181336/impact-of-high-concentrations-of-sevoflurane-on-laryngeal-reflex-responses
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Thomas O Erb, Britta S von Ungern-Sternberg, Jens Moll, Franz J Frei
BACKGROUND: Exaggerated defensive upper airway reflexes, particularly laryngospasm, may cause hypoxemic damage, especially in children. General clinical experience suggests that laryngeal reflex responses are more common under light levels of anesthesia, and previous clinical studies have shown an inverse correlation between laryngeal responsiveness and depth of hypnosis. However, this seems to be less obvious in children anesthetized with sevoflurane. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of high concentrations of sevoflurane on laryngeal and respiratory reflex responses in spontaneously breathing children...
February 8, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174366/radiofrequency-glow-discharge-as-a-mode-of-disinfection-for-elastomeric-impression-materials
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Susan Mathew, Mathew M Alani, K N Velayudhan Nair, Sayij Haridas, P B Reba, Sherin A Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Prosthodontic practice involves procedures in which impressions of the maxillary and mandibular arches are mandatory. Cross infection is one of the major problems that can occur in regular dental practice. Every dentist should take utmost care to prevent cross infection as oral cavity is the source of variety of microorganisms which can often cause diseases that can be fatal. Although precautions, such as wearing of gloves and mask, sterilization of instruments are given importance, the need for disinfection of impressions is often neglected...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148316/design-and-initial-results-of-a-programme-for-routine-standardised-longitudinal-follow-up-after-congenital-heart-surgery
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Sara K Pasquali, Chitra Ravishankar, Jennifer C Romano, Kristin Kane, Suzanne Viers, Andrea Kennedy, Nancy Burnham, Ray Lowery, Karen Uzark, Lauren Retzloff, Jonathon J Rome, Joseph W Rossano, John R Charpie, Thomas L Spray, Michael G Gaies, Richard G Ohye, J William Gaynor
BACKGROUND: With improvements in early survival following congenital heart surgery, it has become increasingly important to understand longer-term outcomes; however, routine collection of these data is challenging and remains very limited. We describe the development and initial results of a collaborative programme incorporating standardised longitudinal follow-up into usual care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Michigan (UM). METHODS: We included children undergoing benchmark operations of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons...
December 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144570/nanocrystalline-tio2-sno2-heterostructures-for-gas-sensing
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Barbara Lyson-Sypien, Anna Kusior, Mieczylaw Rekas, Jan Zukrowski, Marta Gajewska, Katarzyna Michalow-Mauke, Thomas Graule, Marta Radecka, Katarzyna Zakrzewska
The aim of this research is to study the role of nanocrystalline TiO2/SnO2 n-n heterojunctions for hydrogen sensing. Nanopowders of pure SnO2, 90 mol % SnO2/10 mol % TiO2, 10 mol % SnO2/90 mol % TiO2 and pure TiO2 have been obtained using flame spray synthesis (FSS). The samples have been characterized by BET, XRD, SEM, HR-TEM, Mössbauer effect and impedance spectroscopy. Gas-sensing experiments have been performed for H2 concentrations of 1-3000 ppm at 200-400 °C. The nanomaterials are well-crystallized, anatase TiO2, rutile TiO2 and cassiterite SnO2 polymorphic forms are present depending on the chemical composition of the powders...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141955/investigational-new-drugs-for-allergic-rhinitis
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Peter A Ricketti, Sultan Alandijani, Chen Hsing Lin, Thomas B Casale
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a multifactorial disease characterized by paroxysmal symptoms of sneezing, rhinorrhea, postnasal drip and nasal congestion. For over a century, subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (SCIT) has been recognized as the most effective therapy to date that may modify the underlying disease course and provide long-term benefits for individuals refractory to pharmacotherapy. However, over the past 25 years, there has been substantial growth in developing alternative therapies to traditional SCIT...
January 31, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091570/increasing-the-potential-for-malaria-elimination-by-targeting-zoophilic-vectors
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Jessica L Waite, Sunita Swain, Penelope A Lynch, S K Sharma, Mohammed Asrarul Haque, Jacqui Montgomery, Matthew B Thomas
Countries in the Asia Pacific region aim to eliminate malaria by 2030. A cornerstone of malaria elimination is the effective management of Anopheles mosquito vectors. Current control tools such as insecticide treated nets or indoor residual sprays target mosquitoes in human dwellings. We find in a high transmission region in India, malaria vector populations show a high propensity to feed on livestock (cattle) and rest in outdoor structures such as cattle shelters. We also find evidence for a shift in vector species complex towards increased zoophilic behavior in recent years...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068869/a-regenerative-cardiac-patch-formed-by-spray-painting-of-biomaterials-onto-the-heart
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Junnan Tang, Adam Vandergriff, Zegen Wang, Michael Taylor Hensley, Jhon Cores, Tyler A Allen, Phuong-Uyen Dinh, Jinying Zhang, Thomas George Caranasos, Ke Cheng
Layering a regenerative polymer scaffold on the surface of the heart, termed as a cardiac patch, has been proven to be effective in preserving cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI). However, the placement of such a patch on the heart usually needs open-chest surgery, which is traumatic, therefore prevents the translation of this strategy into the clinic. We sought to device a way to apply a cardiac patch by spray painting in situ polymerizable biomaterials onto the heart with a minimally invasive procedure...
February 13, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031423/neurological-injury-and-cerebral-blood-flow-in-single-ventricles-throughout-staged-surgical-reconstruction
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Mark A Fogel, Christine Li, Okan U Elci, Tom Pawlowski, Peter J Schwab, Felice Wilson, Susan C Nicolson, Lisa M Montenegro, Laura Diaz, Thomas L Spray, J William Gaynor, Stephanie Fuller, Christopher Mascio, Marc S Keller, Matthew A Harris, Kevin K Whitehead, Jim Bethel, Arastoo Vossough, Daniel J Licht
BACKGROUND: Patients with a single ventricle experience a high rate of brain injury and adverse neurodevelopmental outcome; however, the incidence of brain abnormalities throughout surgical reconstruction and their relationship with cerebral blood flow, oxygen delivery, and carbon dioxide reactivity remain unknown. METHODS: Patients with a single ventricle were studied with magnetic resonance imaging scans immediately prior to bidirectional Glenn (pre-BDG), before Fontan (BDG), and then 3 to 9 months after Fontan reconstruction...
February 14, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012848/detection-of-sessile-serrated-adenomas-in-proximal-colon-using-wide-field-fluorescence-endoscopy
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Bishnu P Joshi, Zhenzhen Dai, Zhenghong Gao, Jeong Hoon Lee, Navin Ghimire, Jing Chen, Anoop Prabhu, Erik J Wamsteker, Richard S Kwon, Grace H Elta, Elena M Stoffel, Asha Pant, Tonya Kaltenbach, Roy M Soetikno, Henry D Appelman, Rork Kuick, D Kim Turgeon, Thomas D Wang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Many cancers in the proximal colon develop via from sessile serrated adenomas (SSAs), which have flat, subtle features that are difficult to detect with conventional white-light colonoscopy. Many SSA cells have the V600E mutation in BRAF. We investigated whether this feature could be used with imaging methods to detect SSAs in patients. METHODS: We used phage display to identify a peptide that binds specifically to SSAs, using subtractive hybridization with HT29 colorectal cancer cells containing the V600E mutation in BRAF and Hs738...
December 21, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007065/a-word-of-caution-in-public-reporting
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REVIEW
Thomas L Spray, J William Gaynor
Public reporting in its current form will lead to confusion amongst physicians, administrators, families, and the media. It is unclear that we are giving the families information they really need. At the current time there is no evidence that public reporting really leads to improved outcomes. Rather, it may lead to risk aversion and limit access to care. This is a problem not just for congenital heart surgery but for the entire field of medicine and the care that we provide to our patients. We must be very careful that we don't create a system where we are afraid to take on a patient with increased risk of mortality because it may affect our overall ranking...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993733/microcontainers-as-an-oral-delivery-system-for-spray-dried-cubosomes-containing-ovalbumin
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Line Hagner Nielsen, Thomas Rades, Ben Boyd, Anja Boisen
The purpose of this study was to prepare cubosomes encapsulating the model antigen ovalbumin (OVA) via spray drying, and to characterise such cubosomes with a view for their potential application in oral vaccine delivery. Furthermore the cubosome formulation was loaded into polymeric microcontainers intended as an oral drug delivery system. The cubosomes consisted of commercial glyceryl monooleate, Dimodan®, containing OVA and were surrounded with a dextran shell prepared by spray drying. Cryo-TEM was used to confirm that cubosomes were formed after hydration of the spray dried precursor powder...
December 18, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956834/an-observational-postmarketing-safety-registry-of-patients-in-the-uk-germany-and-switzerland-who-have-been-prescribed-sativex-%C3%A2-thc-cbd-nabiximols-oromucosal-spray
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Tilden Etges, Kari Karolia, Thomas Grint, Adam Taylor, Heather Lauder, Brian Daka, Stephen Wright
The global exposure of Sativex(®) (Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol [THC]:cannabidiol [CBD], nabiximols) is estimated to be above 45,000 patient-years since it was given marketing approval for treating treatment-resistant spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS). An observational registry to collect safety data from patients receiving THC:CBD was set up following its approval in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland, with the aim of determining its long-term safety in clinical practice. Twice a year, the Registry was opened to prescribing physicians to voluntarily report data on patients' use of THC:CBD, clinically significant adverse events (AEs), and special interest events...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934188/nanostructured-montmorillonite-clay-for-controlling-the-lipase-mediated-digestion-of-medium-chain-triglycerides
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Tahnee J Dening, Paul Joyce, Shasha Rao, Nicky Thomas, Clive A Prestidge
Biocompatible lipid hybrid particles composed of montmorillonite and medium chain triglycerides were engineered for the first time by spray drying oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by montmorillonite platelets to form montmorillonite-lipid hybrid (MLH) microparticles containing up to 75% w/w lipid. In vitro lipolysis studies under simulated intestinal conditions indicated that the specific porous nanoarchitecture and surface chemistry of MLH particles significantly increased the rate (>10-fold) and extent of lipase-mediated digestion compared to that of coarse and homogenized submicrometer triglyceride emulsions...
December 7, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919455/potential-benefits-and-consequences-of-public-reporting-of-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-outcomes
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EDITORIAL
J William Gaynor, Sara K Pasquali, Richard G Ohye, Thomas L Spray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 28, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912789/dynamics-of-antigenemia-and-transmission-intensity-of-wuchereria-bancrofti-following-cessation-of-mass-drug-administration-in-a-formerly-highly-endemic-region-of-mali
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Yaya I Coulibaly, Siaka Y Coulibaly, Housseini Dolo, Siaka Konate, Abdallah A Diallo, Salif S Doumbia, Lamine Soumaoro, Michel E Coulibaly, Ilo Dicko, Moussa B Sangare, Benoit Dembele, Modibo Sangare, Massitan Dembele, Yeya T Touré, Louise Kelly-Hope, Katja Polman, Dominique Kyelem, Sekou F Traore, Moses Bockarie, Amy D Klion, Thomas B Nutman
BACKGROUND: After seven annual rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) in six Malian villages highly endemic for Wuchereria bancrofti (overall prevalence rate of 42.7%), treatment was discontinued in 2008. Surveillance was performed over the ensuing 5 years to detect recrudescence. METHODS: Circulating filarial antigen (CFA) was measured using immunochromatographic card tests (ICT) and Og4C3 ELISA in 6-7 year-olds. Antibody to the W. bancrofti infective larval stage (L3) antigen, Wb123, was tested in the same population in 2012...
December 3, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888645/olfaction-in-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis-an-indicator-of-successful-mp-azeflu-therapy
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Ludger Klimek, Sophia C Poletti, Annette Sperl, Magdalena Spielhaupter, Cornel Bardenhewer, Joaquim Mullol, Karl Hörmann, Thomas Hummel
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of MP-AzeFlu on olfaction and the interaction between severity of allergic rhinitis and olfactory improvement after therapy. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, observational study was performed on 47 patients with persistent allergic rhinitis. Duration and severity of allergic rhinitis was diagnosed and classified using the modified Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) criteria and the proof of allergen sensitization from positive skin-prick tests, specific immonoglobulin E (IgE) in serum, and nasal provocation response...
November 26, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834765/a-comparison-of-perioperative-management-of-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-between-an-adult-and-pediatric-cardiac-center
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Jeremy L Herrmann, Leah A Goldberg, Abigail M Khan, Sara L Partington, Julie A Brothers, Christopher E Mascio, Thomas L Spray, Yuli Y Kim, Stephanie Fuller
BACKGROUND: Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) presents in varying age-groups. Assuming management algorithms differ between pediatric and adult institutions, we compared the perioperative management of patients with AAOCA at two such centers. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted at a pediatric and an adult institution of patients 14 years or older who underwent surgical repair of AAOCA between January 2000 and May 2014. RESULTS: Twenty patients from the pediatric center (median age: 16...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827908/dicotyledon-weed-quantification-algorithm-for-selective-herbicide-application-in-maize-crops
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Morten Stigaard Laursen, Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen, Henrik Skov Midtiby, Kjeld Jensen, Martin Peter Christiansen, Thomas Mosgaard Giselsson, Anders Krogh Mortensen, Peter Kryger Jensen
The stricter legislation within the European Union for the regulation of herbicides that are prone to leaching causes a greater economic burden on the agricultural industry through taxation. Owing to the increased economic burden, research in reducing herbicide usage has been prompted. High-resolution images from digital cameras support the studying of plant characteristics. These images can also be utilized to analyze shape and texture characteristics for weed identification. Instead of detecting weed patches, weed density can be estimated at a sub-patch level, through which even the identification of a single plant is possible...
November 4, 2016: Sensors
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