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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329540/children-with-albinism-in-african-regions-their-rights-to-being-and-doing
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Anita Franklin, Patricia Lund, Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Julie Taylor
BACKGROUND: Albinism is an inherited condition with a relatively high prevalence in populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa. People with oculocutaneous albinism have little or no pigment in their hair, skin and eyes; thus they are visually impaired and extremely sensitive to the damaging effect of the sun on their skin. Aside from the health implications of oculocutaneous albinism, there are also significant sociocultural risks. The impacts of albinism are particularly serious in areas that associate albinism with legend and folklore, leading to stigmatisation and discrimination...
January 12, 2018: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325184/-distal-humerus-fracture-in-the-elderly
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Johannes E Plath, Stefan Förch, Thomas Haufe, Edgar Johann Mayr
Distal humerus fractures show increasing incidence with age. Due to preexisting osteoporosis, the surgeon is regularly confronted with complex comminuted intraarticular fractures. The maintenance of autonomy in daily life and avoidance of permanent care dependency is a dogma in the care of geriatric patients. Accordingly, a stable post-operative situation that allows early functional post-operative treatment is mandatory, especially in the elderly patient. Open reduction and stable internal fixation using double plate osteosynthesis are the current osteosynthetic standard of treatment...
January 11, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322623/clinical-practice-guidelines-in-india-quality-appraisal-and-the-use-of-evidence-in-their-development
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Soumyadeep Bhaumik, Soushieta Jagadesh, May Ellatar, Neeraj Kohli, Muhammad Riedha, Monday Moi
BACKGROUND: Guideline development in India has come under increased scrutiny with a growing interest in the use of evidence for guideline development. METHODS: Guidelines on the four leading causes of disability adjusted life years in India (ischemic heart disease, lower respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, tuberculosis), published on or after 2010 was searched in electronic databases and by other methods and their quality appraised by using the AGREE-II appraisal tool...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322297/nuclear-distribution-of-the-trypanosoma-cruzi-rna-pol-i-subunit-rpa31-during-growth-and-metacyclogenesis-and-characterization-of-its-nuclear-localization-signal
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Israel Canela-Pérez, Imelda López-Villaseñor, Ana María Cevallos, Roberto Hernández
Trypanosoma cruzi is the aetiologic agent of Chagas disease. Our research group studies ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene transcription and nucleolus dynamics in this species of trypanosomes. RPA31 is an essential subunit of RNA polymerase I (Pol I) whose presence is apparently restricted to trypanosomes. Using fluorescent-tagged versions of this protein (TcRPA31-EGFP), we describe its nuclear distribution during growth and metacyclogenesis. Our findings indicate that TcRPA31-EGFP alters its nuclear presence from concentrated nucleolar localization in exponentially growing epimastigotes to a dispersed granular distribution in the nucleoplasm of stationary epimastigotes and metacyclic trypomastigotes...
January 10, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319131/temozolomide-therapy-for-aggressive-pituitary-crooke-s-cells-corticotropinoma-causing-cushing-s-disease-a-case-report-with-literature-review
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Aleksandra Gilis-Januszewska, Małgorzata Wilusz, Jacek Pantofliński, Renata Turek-Jabrocka, Grzegorz Sokołowski, Anna Sowa-Staszczak, Łukasz Kluczyński, Dorota Pach, Grzegorz Zieliński, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk
AbstractContext: Aggressive pituitary tumours causing Cushing's Disease are very rare, difficult to treat, and usually resistant to conventional therapy. There is growing evidence for the use of temozolomide (TZM), an alkylating chemotherapeutic agent, as first line chemotherapy in tumours resistant to repeated neurosurgery, radiotherapy and adrenalectomy. OBJECTIVE: To present the response to TMZ in a rare case of an aggressive pituitary tumour in the course of Cushing's Disease and to review the literature referring to similar cases...
January 10, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317704/biofilm-formation-protects-salmonella-from-the-antibiotic-ciprofloxacin-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-in-the-mouse-model-of-chronic-carriage
#6
Juan F González, Halley Alberts, Joel Lee, Lauren Doolittle, John S Gunn
Typhoid fever is caused by the human-restricted pathogen Salmonella enterica sv. Typhi. Approximately 5% of people that resolve the disease become chronic carriers, with the gallbladder as the main reservoir of the bacteria. Of these, about 90% present with gallstones, on which Salmonella form biofilms. Because S. Typhi is a human-restricted pathogen, these carriers are the main source of dissemination of the disease; unfortunately, antibiotic treatment has shown to be an ineffective therapy. This is believed to be caused by the inherent antibiotic resistance conferred by Salmonella biofilms growing on gallstones...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315904/the-effects-of-ageing-on-mouse-muscle-microstructure-a-comparative-study-of-time-dependent-diffusion-mri-and-histological-assessment
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Paola Porcari, Matt G Hall, Chris A Clark, Elizabeth Greally, Volker Straub, Andrew M Blamire
The investigation of age-related changes in muscle microstructure between developmental and healthy adult mice may help us to understand the clinical features of early-onset muscle diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We investigated the evolution of mouse hind-limb muscle microstructure using diffusion imaging of in vivo and in vitro samples from both actively growing and mature mice. Mean apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) of the gastrocnemius and tibialis anterior muscles were determined as a function of diffusion time (Δ), age (7...
January 9, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314048/adjuvant-radiation-therapy-improves-patient-survival-in-early-stage-merkel-cell-carcinoma-a-15-year-single-institution-study
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Albert Y Han, Pratik B Patel, Mitchell Anderson, Miguel F P Diaz, Robert Chin, Maie A St John
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive neuroendocrine neoplasm of the skin. Growing evidence supports the benefit of postoperative adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) for locoregional control, but whether it improves overall survival (OS) has been debated. Our objective was to compare the OS of MCC patients who received postoperative RT with those who received surgery alone. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Cases of MCC between 2001 and 2016 at the University of California, Los Angeles Health System were reviewed...
January 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311541/yolk-sac-macrophage-progenitors-traffic-to-the-embryo-during-defined-stages-of-development
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C Stremmel, R Schuchert, F Wagner, R Thaler, T Weinberger, R Pick, E Mass, H C Ishikawa-Ankerhold, A Margraf, S Hutter, R Vagnozzi, S Klapproth, J Frampton, S Yona, C Scheiermann, J D Molkentin, U Jeschke, M Moser, M Sperandio, S Massberg, F Geissmann, C Schulz
Tissue macrophages in many adult organs originate from yolk sac (YS) progenitors, which invade the developing embryo and persist by means of local self-renewal. However, the route and characteristics of YS macrophage trafficking during embryogenesis are incompletely understood. Here we show the early migration dynamics of YS-derived macrophage progenitors in vivo using fate mapping and intravital microscopy. From embryonic day 8.5 (E8.5) CX3CR1+ pre-macrophages are present in the mouse YS where they rapidly proliferate and gain access to the bloodstream to migrate towards the embryo...
January 8, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302735/a-new-human-derived-acellular-dermal-matrix-for-breast-reconstruction-available-for-the-european-market-preliminary-results
#10
Secondo Folli, Annalisa Curcio, Davide Melandri, Elena Bondioli, Nicola Rocco, Giuseppe Catanuto, Fabio Falcini, Valeria Purpura, Matteo Mingozzi, Federico Buggi, Francesco Marongiu
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) contributed to the growing diffusion of direct-to-implant breast reconstruction (DTI-BR) following mastectomy for breast cancer. According to specific legislations, European specialists could not benefit from the use of human-derived ADMs, even though most evidence in the literature are available for this kind of device, showed optimal outcomes in breast reconstruction. The Skin Bank of the Bufalini Hospital (Cesena, Italy) obtained in 2009 the approval for the production and distribution of a new human cadaver-donor-derived ADM (named with the Italian acronym, MODA, for matrice omologa dermica acellulata) from the Italian National Transplant Center and National Health Institute...
January 4, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298749/importance-of-active-participation-in-obesity-management-through-mobile-health-care-programs-substudy-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bumjo Oh, Ga-Hye Yi, Min Kyu Han, Jong Seung Kim, Chang Hee Lee, Belong Cho, Hee Cheol Kang
BACKGROUND: Due to the prevalence of the westernized dietary pattern and lack of physical activity, the numbers of overweight or obese individuals are increasing, resulting in a growing health burden because of various related diseases. A lifestyle modification approach has additional advantages compared with pharmacological therapies or bariatric surgery. In our randomized controlled trial conducted in 2015, we successfully used a ubiquitous health care (SmartCare) service for patients with metabolic syndrome to achieve a significant weight loss effect...
January 3, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297160/beneficial-protective-role-of-endogenous-lactic-acid-bacteria-against-mycotic-contamination-of-honeybee-beebread
#12
Irakli Janashia, Yvan Choiset, Damian Jozefiak, Franck Déniel, Emmanuel Coton, Ali Akbar Moosavi-Movahedi, Nina Chanishvili, Thomas Haertlé
The purpose of this article is to reveal the role of the lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in the beebread transformation/preservation, biochemical properties of 25 honeybee endogenous LAB strains, particularly: antifungal, proteolytic, and amylolytic activities putatively expressed in the beebread environment have been studied. Seventeen fungal strains isolated from beebread samples were identified and checked for their ability to grow on simulated beebread substrate (SBS) and then used to study mycotic propagation in the presence of LAB...
January 3, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294934/examining-the-relationship-between-economic-abuse-and-mental-health-among-latina-intimate-partner-violence-survivors-in-the-united-states
#13
America L Davila, Laura Johnson, Judy L Postmus
Currently, Latinos constitute the second largest and fastest growing minority group in the United States. Among this population, one in every six Latinas experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in her lifetime. Research has documented significant detrimental effects of physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological IPV on the physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being of various cultural/ethnic groups; however, few studies have focused on economic abuse, which may include tactics of economic control, economic exploitation, and employment sabotage...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290560/er-pm-contacts-restrict-exocytic-sites-for-polarized-morphogenesis
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Amanda Yunn Ee Ng, Annabel Qi En Ng, Dan Zhang
Spatial control of exocytosis underlies polarized cell morphogenesis. In rod-shaped fission yeast, exocytic vesicles are conveyed along the actin cytoskeleton by myosin V motors toward growing cell ends [1, 2], the major sites for exocytosis. However, actomyosin-based vesicle delivery is dispensable for polarized secretion and cylindrical cell shape of fission yeast [3]. Thus, additional mechanisms should function in the spatial confinement of exocytosis. Here we report a novel role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-plasma membrane (PM) contacts in restricting exocytic sites for polarized fission yeast morphogenesis...
December 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279409/listeria-monocytogenes-triggers-noncanonical-autophagy-upon-phagocytosis-but-avoids-subsequent-growth-restricting-xenophagy
#15
Gabriel Mitchell, Mandy I Cheng, Chen Chen, Brittney N Nguyen, Aaron T Whiteley, Sara Kianian, Jeffery S Cox, Douglas R Green, Kent L McDonald, Daniel A Portnoy
Xenophagy is a selective macroautophagic process that protects the host cytosol by entrapping and delivering microbes to a degradative compartment. Both noncanonical autophagic pathways and xenophagy are activated by microbes during infection, but the relative importance and function of these distinct processes are not clear. In this study, we used bacterial and host mutants to dissect the contribution of autophagic processes responsible for bacterial growth restriction of Listeria monocytogenesL. monocytogenes is a facultative intracellular pathogen that escapes from phagosomes, grows in the host cytosol, and avoids autophagy by expressing three determinants of pathogenesis: two secreted phospholipases C (PLCs; PlcA and PlcB) and a surface protein (ActA)...
December 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276412/association-between-coffee-or-caffeine-consumption-and-fecundity-and-fertility-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis
#16
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Julie Lyngsø, Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen, Bjørn Bay, Hans Jakob Ingerslev, Adam Hulman, Ulrik Schiøler Kesmodel
Objective: The aim was to investigate whether coffee or caffeine consumption is associated with reproductive endpoints among women with natural fertility (ie, time to pregnancy [TTP] and spontaneous abortion [SAB]) and among women in fertility treatment (ie, clinical pregnancy rate or live birth rate). Design: This study was a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis including data from case-control and cohort studies. Methods: An extensive literature search was conducted in MEDLINE and Embase, with no time and language restrictions...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274225/personal-support-workers-in-canada-the-new-precariat
#17
Katherine Zagrodney, Mike Saks
There has been much recent discussion internationally about the emergence in modern society of a new class of workers - the precariat - with a common consciousness based on features such as low wages, insecurity, short-term jobs, minority status and restricted rights. This paper critically explores the extent to which the growing, large-scale group of personal support workers (PSWs) can be viewed as part of a new precariat in terms of their position in the healthcare labour market. Drawing on currently available empirical data, this issue is examined particularly with reference to PSWs in Canada - drawing out some of the implications for government health policy in this sphere...
November 2017: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274217/evaluation-of-inhibitory-effect-of-redox-active-antimalarial-drug-against-babesia-microti-in-mice
#18
Joanna Szymczak, Julia Kozłowska, Maria Doligalska
Babesiosis is an emerging, tick-transmitted disease caused by the intraerythrocytic parasite Babesia microti. In immunocompetent individuals, B. microti infection quickly resolves after antibabesial treatment. Immunocompromised patients and those of advanced age experience chronic and relapsing babesiosis, accompanied by severe complications and often, a fatal outcome. In these individuals, B. microti infection may persist despite multiple courses of treatment with antiprotozoal drugs. The increasing incidence of human babesiosis caused by B...
2017: Annals of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260900/trends-in-dextromethorphan-cough-and-cold-products-2000-2015-national-poison-data-system-intentional-abuse-exposure-calls
#19
Sara Karami, Jacqueline M Major, Silvia Calderon, Jana K McAninch
CONTEXT: Recent restrictions in access to and availability of dextromethorphan (DXM) cough and cold medications may correlate with changes in abuse exposures. OBJECTIVE: To extend and update existing knowledge about DXM abuse, we describe recent trends and patterns of calls to poison control centers involving DXM abuse, by demographics, geography, common brands, and medical outcomes. METHODS: We utilized data from the National Poison Data System (NPDS) maintained by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), which captures data on calls to U...
December 20, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259487/evidence-of-exposure-to-chemicals-and-heavy-metals-during-pregnancy-in-japanese-women
#20
Ryo Maekawa, Rie Ito, Yusuke Iwasaki, Koichi Saito, Kazuhiko Akutsu, Satoshi Takatori, Rie Ishii, Fumio Kondo, Yoshikazu Arai, Jun Ohgane, Kunio Shiota, Tsunehisa Makino, Norihiro Sugino
Purpose: Prenatal exposure to environmental chemicals is a growing concern, because such exposures have been shown to be associated with various diseases. The levels of chemicals and heavy metals in maternal blood, cord blood, maternal urine and amniotic fluid in Japanese pregnant women were investigated. Methods: A total of 145 women, including 14 fetal growth restriction cases, were included in the present study. The levels of phthalates (di[2-ethylhexyl]phthalate and mono[2-ethylhexyl]phthalate), perfluorinated compounds (perfluorooctane sulfonate, perfluorohexanoic acid, perfluorooctanoic acid, and perfluorononanoic acid), pesticides (dimethylphosphate, dimethylthiophosphate, diethylphosphate, diethylthiophosphate, 3-phenoxybenzoic acid, and octachlorodipropyl ether), bisphenol A, nicotine (nicotine, nornicotine, cotinine, norcotinine, and trans-3'-hydroxycotinine), polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and heavy metals were measured...
October 2017: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
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