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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340117/an-evaluation-of-the-performance-of-the-dynamiker%C3%A2-fungus-1-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-assay-to-assist-in-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-aspergillosis-invasive-candidiasis-and-pneumocystis-pneumonia
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P Lewis White, Jessica S Price, Raquel B Posso, Rosemary A Barnes
Invasive fungal disease (IFD) can be caused by a range of pathogens. Conventional diagnosis has the capacity to detect most causes of IFD, but poor performance limits impact. The introduction of non-culture diagnostics, including the detection of (1-3)-β-D-Glucan (BDG), has shown promising performance for the detection of IFD in variety of clinical settings. Recently, the Dynamiker® Fungus (1-3)-β-D-Glucan assay (D-BDG) was released as an IFD diagnostic test. This article describes an evaluation of the D-BDG assay for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA), invasive candidiasis (IC) and Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) across several high-risk patient cohorts and provides comparative data with the Associates of Cape Cod Fungitell® and BioRad Platelia™ Aspergillus Ag (GM) assays...
March 3, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340021/phenamil-an-amiloride-derivative-restricts-long-bone-growth-and-alters-keeled-sternum-bone-architecture-in-growing-chickens
#2
Tara R Price, Kristin Moncada, Hector Leyva-Jimenez, Kye Won Park, Peter Tontonoz, Rosemary L Walzem
"Broiler-type" chickens are fast-grow-ing, heavy-bodied birds with high demands on bone quality. Phenamil increased mineralization in cultured murine mesenchymal stem cells. Phenamil effects were tested in 2 groups of weight and gender matched day-old broiler chickens (n = 13). Oral administration of 30 mg phenamil/kg body weight d 1 to 13 reduced growth of chicks d 5 to 14 (P = 0.002); with phenamil-treated (PT) chick body weight being 84% of vehicle-treated (VT) chicks' body weight on d 14. Tissues collected on d 15 showed that femur lengths and widths did not differ, but tibias from PT chicks were 6% shorter (P = 0...
March 3, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339744/determining-the-analytical-specificity-of-pcr-based-assays-for-the-diagnosis-of-ia-what-is-aspergillus
#3
C Oliver Morton, P Lewis White, Rosemary A Barnes, Lena Klingspor, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Katrien Lagrou, Stéphane Bretagne, Willem Melchers, Carlo Mengoli, Angela M Caliendo, Massimo Cogliati, Yvette Debets-Ossenkopp, Rebecca Gorton, Ferry Hagen, Catriona Halliday, Petr Hamal, Kathleen Harvey-Wood, Katia Jaton, Gemma Johnson, Sarah Kidd, Martina Lengerova, Cornelia Lass-Florl, Chris Linton, Laurence Millon, C Orla Morrissey, Melinda Paholcsek, Alida Fe Talento, Markus Ruhnke, Birgit Willinger, J Peter Donnelly, Juergen Loeffler
A wide array of PCR tests has been developed to aid the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA), providing technical diversity but limiting standardisation and acceptance. Methodological recommendations for testing blood samples using PCR exist, based on achieving optimal assay sensitivity to help exclude IA. Conversely, when testing more invasive samples (BAL, biopsy, CSF) emphasis is placed on confirming disease, so analytical specificity is paramount. This multicenter study examined the analytical specificity of PCR methods for detecting IA by blind testing a panel of DNA extracted from a various fungal species to explore the range of Aspergillus species that could be detected, but also potential cross reactivity with other fungal species...
October 7, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335467/through-the-kinesthetic-lens-observation-of-social-attunement-in-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Rosemarie Samaritter, Helen Payne
This paper will present a movement-informed perspective to social attunement in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). BACKGROUND: Dance movement therapy (DMT) is a psychotherapeutic intervention that is used with participants with ASD in various settings. Regular clinical outcome monitoring in an outpatient setting in the Netherlands had shown positive effects on social attunement capacities in young people with ASD. However, a systematic study of the development of social attunement movement behaviors of participants with ASD throughout a DMT intervention was not yet available...
March 18, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334731/characterisation-of-cct271850-a-selective-oral-and-potent-mps1-inhibitor-used-to-directly-measure-in-vivo-mps1-inhibition-vs-therapeutic-efficacy
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Amir Faisal, Grace W Y Mak, Mark D Gurden, Cristina P R Xavier, Simon J Anderhub, Paolo Innocenti, Isaac M Westwood, Sébastien Naud, Angela Hayes, Gary Box, Melanie R Valenti, Alexis K De Haven Brandon, Lisa O'Fee, Jessica Schmitt, Hannah L Woodward, Rosemary Burke, Rob L M vanMontfort, Julian Blagg, Florence I Raynaud, Suzanne A Eccles, Swen Hoelder, Spiros Linardopoulos
BACKGROUND: The main role of the cell cycle is to enable error-free DNA replication, chromosome segregation and cytokinesis. One of the best characterised checkpoint pathways is the spindle assembly checkpoint, which prevents anaphase onset until the appropriate attachment and tension across kinetochores is achieved. MPS1 kinase activity is essential for the activation of the spindle assembly checkpoint and has been shown to be deregulated in human tumours with chromosomal instability and aneuploidy...
March 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331056/monitoring-of-childhood-all-using-bcr-abl1-genomic-breakpoints-identifies-a-subgroup-with-cml-like-biology
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Lenka Hovorkova, Marketa Zaliova, Nicola C Venn, Kirsten Bleckmann, Marie Trkova, Eliska Potuckova, Martina Vaskova, Jana Linhartova, Katerina Machova Polakova, Eva Fronkova, Walter Muskovic, Jodie E Giles, Peter J Shaw, Gunnar Cario, Rosemary Sutton, Jan Stary, Jan Trka, Jan Zuna
We used the genomic breakpoint between BCR and ABL1 genes for the DNA-based monitoring of minimal residual disease (MRD) in 48 patients with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Comparing the results with standard MRD monitoring based on immunoglobulin/T-cell receptor (Ig/TCR) gene rearrangements and with quantification of IKZF1 deletion, we observed very good correlation for the methods in a majority of patients; however, over 20% of children (25% [8/32] with minor and 12.5% [1/8] with Major-BCR-ABL1 variants in the consecutive cohorts) had significantly (>1 log) higher levels of BCR-ABL1 fusion than Ig/TCR rearrangements and/or IKZF1 deletion...
March 22, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331052/cpr-decision-making-why-winspear-needs-to-be-challenged
#7
Rosemarie Anthony-Pillai
This is a personal view about the recent high court decision around cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This opinion identifies that the judge failed to recognise the statutory role given to clinicians in identifying when a treatment is life sustaining. In failing to recognise the role of the clinician, the ruling in Winspear risks the likelihood of inappropriate CPR attempts.
March 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328311/effect-of-active-lessons-on-physical-activity-academic-and-health-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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Rosemarie Martin, Elaine M Murtagh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of classroom-based physical activity interventions that integrate academic content and assess the effectiveness of the interventions on physical activity, learning, facilitators of learning, and health outcomes. METHOD: Six electronic databases (ERIC, PubMed, Google Scholar, Science Direct, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE) and reference lists were searched for English-language articles, published January 1990 through March 2015, reporting classroom-based interventions that deliberately taught academic content using physically active teaching methods for at least 1 week duration, with physical activity, health, learning, or facilitators-of-learning outcomes...
March 22, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328157/lack-of-small-colony-variants-of-staphylococcus-aureus-from-lower-respiratory-tract-specimens
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Rosemary Carzino, Emily Hart, Philip Sutton, Louise King, Sarath Ranganathan
BACKGROUND: Small-colony variants (SCVs) of Staphylococcus aureus are associated with worse lung disease in children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), exhibit a higher resistance to antibiotics and co-colonize more commonly with Pseudomonas aeruginosa compared to the normal phenotype. The prevalence of SCVs in lower airway specimens from children with CF is largely unknown. METHODS: Each visible morphotype of S. aureus was subcultured onto horse blood agar (HBA) to enable identification of SCVs...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327535/physicochemical-properties-and-microbial-quality-of-tremella-aurantialba-packed-in-antimicrobial-composite-films
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Jian Fan, Zhuangzhuang Chu, Lin Li, Tianrui Zhao, Min Yin, Yuyue Qin
The effects of poly(lactic acid) (PLA)-based film with inorganic antimicrobial nano-TiO₂ and nano-Ag on the physicochemical and microbial quality of Tremella aurantialba stored at 4 ± 1 °C for 16 days was investigated. Rosemary essential oil (REO, 9 wt %) was added into PLA film as plasticizer. Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and PLA film was used as the controls. The experiment measured physicochemical properties and microbial levels, such as weight loss, firmness, vitamin C, color, microbiological quality, and sensory quality...
March 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326560/sex-chromosome-aneuploidy-detection-by-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-helpful-or-hazardous
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Rosemary E Reiss, Marie Discenza, Judith Foster, Lori Dobson, Louise Wilkins-Haug
OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of sex chromosome aneuploidy (SCA) predicted by non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), assess test performance, and compare it with nuchal translucency (NT) screening among patients seen in our prenatal diagnosis center. METHODS: We identified suspected cases of SCA by reviewing results from all NIPT samples sent from our center to commercial laboratories offering analysis by cell-free DNA between December 1, 2012 to July 31, 2015...
March 21, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322882/alcohol-control-psas-and-drunk-driving-fatal-accidents-in-the-united-states-1996-2010
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Jeffrey Niederdeppe, Rosemary Avery, Emily N Miller
Widespread concern regarding the detrimental effects of excessive alcohol consumption (especially by minors) and associated social problems (particularly drunk driving) continues to exist among policymakers, law enforcement officers, and the general public. Alcohol consumption is a leading contributor to death from injuries, which itself is one of the main causes of death for people under 21years of age in the United States. This study examines the relationship between the volume and timing of alcohol-control public service announcements (PSAs) and rates of drunk-driving fatal accidents in the U...
March 18, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320494/maternal-psychological-distress-and-mother-infant-relationship-multiple-birth-versus-singleton-preterm-infants
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Kaboni Whitney Gondwe, Qing Yang, Rosemary White-Traut, Diane Holditch-Davis
PURPOSE: Multiple preterm birth is associated with more maternal psychological distress and less positive mother-infant interactions than singleton preterm birth. This study's purpose was to compare psychological distress and the relationship with their infants in mothers of multiples and mothers of singletons. DESIGN: An exploratory secondary analysis of longitudinal data. SAMPLE: 236 mothers and their preterm infants. MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLES: Maternal psychological distress (depressive symptoms, anxiety, posttraumatic stress [PTS], parenting stress), the mother-infant relationship (worry; child vulnerability; maternal positive involvement and developmental stimulation; and child developmental maturity, irritability, and social behaviors), and the home environment...
March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320381/variation-in-readmission-and-mortality-following-hospitalisation-with-a-diagnosis-of-heart-failure-prospective-cohort-study-using-linked-data
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Rosemary J Korda, Wei Du, Cathy Day, Karen Page, Peter S Macdonald, Emily Banks
BACKGROUND: Hospitalisation for heart failure is common and post-discharge outcomes, including readmission and mortality, are often poor and are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to examine patient- and hospital-level variation in the risk of 30-day unplanned readmission and mortality following discharge from hospital with a diagnosis of heart failure. METHODS: Prospective cohort study using data from the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study, linking baseline survey (Jan 2006-April 2009) to hospital and mortality data (to Dec 2011)...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318448/psychological-resilience-aspects-that-mediate-the-depressive-effects-of-urinary-incontinence-in-prostate-cancer-survivors-10%C3%A2-years-after-treatment-with-radiation-and-hormone-ablation
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Christopher F Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika, David R H Christie, Rosemary Bradford, Allison Steigler, James W Denham
Repeated surveys of prostate cancer (PCa) patients indicate that their prevalence of depression is well above that for their non-PCa peers. Although standard first-line treatments for depression are only about 35% effective, some recent comments have suggested that a focus upon the possible correlates (factors that aggravate or mediate depression) might help improve treatment efficacy. To investigate this issue, 144 10-year PCa survivors were asked about the frequency of urinary incontinence, a common side effect of some PCa treatments...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317722/susceptibility-of-dry-cured-tuna-to-oxidative-deterioration-and-biogenic-amines-generation-i-effect-of-nacl-content-antioxidant-type-and-ageing
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L C Roseiro, C Santos, H Gonçalves, C Serrano, C Aleixo, A Partidário, A R Lourenço, M Abreu Dias, D J B da Ponte
This study aimed to assess lipid oxidation and biogenic amine (BA) development in "muxama", a dry-cured tuna muscle product, as affected by salt content, antioxidant type and ageing time. Overall, BA contents decreased with NaCl level (2785.1mgkg(-1), 1148.1mgkg(-1) and 307.7mgkg(-1)) and increased with ageing time (366.2mgkg(-1), 1711.8mgkg(-1) and 2959.2mgkg(-1) in the final product (T0), and after 1 (T1) and 3 (T3) months of ageing, respectively). Regardless of the test conditions, the most concentrated BA was always tyramine...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315843/market-level-exposure-to-state-antismoking-media-campaigns-and-public-support-for-tobacco-control-policy-in-the-united-states-2001-2002
#17
Jeff Niederdeppe, Maxwell Kellogg, Christofer Skurka, Rosemary J Avery
OBJECTIVE: This study tests whether exposure to state antismoking media campaigns is associated with increased support for comprehensive bans on smoking indoors and cigarette advertising. METHODS: We combine commercially available data on market-level state-sponsored antismoking advertisements with three waves of the Current Population Survey's Tobacco Use Supplement to test the relationship between market-level volume of state antismoking advertising exposure and support for tobacco control policy between 2001 and 2002...
March 18, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315076/the-juggling-act-of-supervision-in-community-mental-health-implications-for-supporting-evidence-based-treatment
#18
Shannon Dorsey, Michael D Pullmann, Suzanne E U Kerns, Nathaniel Jungbluth, Rosemary Meza, Kelly Thompson, Lucy Berliner
Supervisors are an underutilized resource for supporting evidence-based treatments (EBTs) in community mental health. Little is known about how EBT-trained supervisors use supervision time. Primary aims were to describe supervision (e.g., modality, frequency), examine functions of individual supervision, and examine factors associated with time allocation to supervision functions. Results from 56 supervisors and 207 clinicians from 25 organizations indicate high prevalence of individual supervision, often alongside group and informal supervision...
March 17, 2017: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304142/biomarkers-and-anastomotic-leakage-in-colorectal-surgery-c-reactive-protein-trajectory-is-the-gold-standard
#19
Stephen R Smith, Peter Pockney, Ryan Holmes, Fiona Doig, John Attia, Elizabeth Holliday, Rosemary Carroll, Brian Draganic
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is a feared complication following colorectal surgery. Early prediction results in improved clinical outcome, but accurate predictive factors remain elusive. Many biomarkers have been studied with respect to diagnosis of anastomotic leakage but the concept of trajectory testing, using biomarkers, has not been assessed with regards to early diagnosis of anastomotic leak. METHODS: C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), white cell count (WCC) and gamma-glutamyl transferase were assessed for predictive utility in diagnosing anastomotic leakage with emphasis on identifying an association with change in their levels or trajectory...
March 17, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302182/qualitative-assessment-of-women-s-satisfaction-with-maternal-health-care-in-referral-hospitals-in-nigeria
#20
Friday Okonofua, Rosemary Ogu, Kingsley Agholor, Ola Okike, Rukiyat Abdus-Salam, Mohammed Gana, Abdullahi Randawa, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola, Hadiza Galadanci
BACKGROUND: Available evidence suggests that the low use of antenatal, delivery, and post-natal services by Nigerian women may be due to their perceptions of low quality of care in health facilities. This study investigated the perceptions of women regarding their satisfaction with the maternity services offered in secondary and tertiary hospitals in Nigeria. METHODS: Five focus group discussions (FGDs) were held with women in eight secondary and tertiary hospitals in four of the six geo-political zones of the country...
March 16, 2017: Reproductive Health
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