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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684822/sexual-dysfunction-among-nigerian-women-with-epilepsy
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Luqman Ogunjimi, Joseph Yaria, Akintomiwa Makanjuola, Adesola Ogunniyi
OBJECTIVES: Sexual dysfunction (SD) has been shown to be more prevalent among females with epilepsy (FWE) when compared with controls. Identified risk factors for SD among FWE include depression, antiepileptic drug (AED) type, epileptic lateralization, and temporal lobe involvement. Despite a huge population of FWE in sub-Saharan Africa and by extension Nigeria, there are limited studies on the effect of AEDs and epilepsy on sexual function among FWE in the region. We therefore studied predictors and patterns of SD among Nigerian FWE...
April 20, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684817/avermectin-toxicity-in-bovines-less-than-thirty-days-old
#2
Daniel de Castro Rodrigues, Carolina Buzullini, Tiago Arantes Pereira, Breno Cayeiro Curz, Lucas Vinicius Costa Gomes, Vando Edésio Soares, Thiago Souza Azeredo Bastos, Luiz Fellipe Monteiro Couto, Welber Daniel Zanetti Lopes, Gilson Pereira de Oliveira, Alvimar José da Costa
The present study was designed to evaluate possible adverse effects of different dosages of avermectins (abamectin and a combination of ivermectin + abamectin) administered subcutaneously in calves less than one month of age. Clinical as well as biochemical parameters of blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were evaluated for animals subjected to various treatments. Thirty-five calves were divided into seven groups of five animals each: T01 (control), T02 (abamectin 200 μg/kg), T03 (abamectin 400 μg/kg), T04 (abamectin 600 μg/kg), T05 (ivermectin 450 μg/kg + abamectin 250 μg/kg), T06 (ivermectin 900 μg/kg + abamectin 500 μg/kg) and T07 (ivermectin 1350 μg/kg + abamectin 750 μg/kg)...
April 16, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684799/elevated-heavy-metals-levels-in-cognitively-impaired-patients-from-pakistan
#3
Ghazala Iqbal, Wahid Zada, Abdul Mannan, Touqeer Ahmed
The deficit in the visuospatial skills, thinking, learning and memory is termed as cognitive impairment. Human exposure to heavy metals is a potential risk factor for developing cognitive impairment. This study aimed to investigate the possible association between the concentration of heavy metals and the extent of cognitive impairment. Blood samples were subjected to microwave assisted acid digestion and evaluated for metals levels using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. We measured the levels of Cu, Pb, Al, Zn, Cd and Mn in 183 patients diagnosed with cognitive impairment; mild (n = 72), moderate (n = 86) and severe (n = 25) and compared them to age-matched healthy controls (n = 90)...
April 16, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684722/effect-of-age-at-exposure-on-chromosome-abnormalities-in-mic-exposed-bhopal-population-detected-30-years-post-disaster
#4
Bani Bandana Ganguly, Shouvik Mandal, Nalok Banerjee, Nitin N Kadam, Rita Abbi
Follow-up cytogenetic study was carried out on 145 individuals from areas stratified by Indian Council of Medical Research, for evaluation of the effect of age-at-exposure and its interaction with exposure status on chromosomal aberrations (CA) in blood-lymphocytes. CA was presented as abnormal cell (Abc), aberrations (Abn) and number of aberration/abnormal cell (Abn/Abc), and correlated with age-at-exposure (childhood: <1-10 years; young: 11-26 years; adult: >27 years). Age related increase in abnormalities (Abc, Abn, Abn/Abc) was observed in all exposure strata, except moderately exposed adult-group, which has exhibited lower Abn/Abc than similarly exposed childhood and young age-groups...
March 29, 2018: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684565/thiotepa-based-intensified-reduced-intensity-conditioning-adult-double-unit-cord-blood-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-results-in-decreased-relapse-rate-and-improved-survival-compared-to-transplantation-following-standard-reduced-intensity-conditioning
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Prashant Sharma, Daniel A Pollyea, Clayton A Smith, Enkhtsetseg Purev, Manali Kamdar, Bradley Haverkos, Daniel Sherbenou, Rachel Rabinovitch, Andrew Hammes, Jonathan A Gutman
The "Minnesota" reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) cord-blood transplantation (CBT) regimen (standard-RIC) of fludarabine (Flu, 200mg/m2 ), cyclophosphamide (Cy, 50mg/kg), and 200cGy or 300cGy total body irradiation (TBI) is the most published RIC CBT regimen. Though well tolerated, high relapse rates remain a concern with this regimen. Intensification of conditioning may reduce relapse without increasing transplant related mortality (TRM). We performed a retrospective cohort comparison of outcomes in adult patients who underwent first double-unit CBT with standard-RIC as compared to the intensified regimen of fludarabine 150mg/m2 , cyclophosphamide 50mg/kg, thiotepa 10mg/kg and 400cGy TBI (intensified-RIC)...
April 20, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684516/reconsideration-of-neurogenic-pulmonary-oedema-as-a-source-of-metastatic-cerebral-abscess-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhages-a-preliminary-study
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Ahmet Gökyar, Mehmet D Aydın, Sevilay Özmen, Elif Demirci, Abdullah H Marangoz, Enis Kuruoğlu, Cengiz Çokluk
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) may be a cause of neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE). It is well known that lymphatic fluid draining by thoracic duct to lungs consists of many dangerous metabolites, degraded tissue particles and microbiological pathogens. However, there is no enough study which investigates if NPE cause septicemia or not. In this study, we retrospectively examined our experimental materials whether there is a meaningful relationship between the NPE and cerebral abscess formation...
April 20, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684374/single-center-experience-of-tracheobronchoplasty-for-tracheobronchomalacia-perioperative-outcomes
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Daniel H Buitrago, Adnan Majid, Daniel E Alape, Jennifer L Wilson, Mihir Parikh, Michael S Kent, Sidhu P Gangadharan
BACKGROUND: We aimed to present trends in practice as our experience has grown, and report the postoperative morbidity and its associated factors following tracheobronchoplasty. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study conducted in 161 patients who underwent tracheobronchoplasty from October 2002-September 2016. The main outcome was development of a postoperative complication within 30 days of surgery. Postoperative complication events were graded using the Clavien-Dindo system...
April 20, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684371/repair-of-ductus-or-hemi-truncus-to-one-lung-and-major-aortopulmonary-collaterals-to-the-other-lung
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Richard D Mainwaring, Tatiana R Rosenblatt, William L Patrick, Michael Ma, Lynn Peng, Frank L Hanley
BACKGROUND: There are patients born with pulmonary atresia and a ductus arteriosus or hemi-truncus to one lung and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) to the contralateral lung. The purpose of this study was to review our surgical results for this relatively rare subset of patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 35 patients with ductus/hemi-truncus in association with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and MAPCAs. Our surgical algorithm is bifurcated into two strategies: 1) patients with "favorable" MAPCAs are candidates for single stage complete repair, and 2) patients with "unfavorable" MAPCAs undergo a staged approach...
April 20, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684320/initial-evaluation-of-universal-immunization-with-a-single-dose-against-hepatitis-a-virus-in-central-brazil
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Wagner Izidoro de Brito, Eduardo Rodrigues Alves-Junior, Rode Martinho de Oliveira, Francisco José Dutra Souto
Vaccination against the hepatitis A virus (HAV) administered in two doses has been used effectively in universal child immunization programs in several countries. A single-dose vaccination was adopted in some low-income countries in an attempt to reduce costs without losing effectiveness. In 2014, single-dose universal vaccination was introduced in Brazil for children aged two years. Since such strategy is still not universally accepted, its efficacy should be compared to the two-dose strategy. To assess the humoral response after the single-dose HAV vaccination schedule, a cross-sectional study was conducted in Primavera do Leste, in Mato Grosso state, Central Brazil, including 265 children vaccinated through the National Immunization Program...
April 20, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684292/elevated-blood-pressure-and-its-predictors-among-secondary-school-students-in-sarawak-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Woei Feng Grace Kho, Whye Lian Cheah, Helmy Hazmi
OBJECTIVES: Hypertension is a health issue affecting adolescents. Accumulating evidence affirms that elevated blood pressure begins in childhood and tracks into adulthood. This cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of elevated blood pressure and its predictors among secondary school students in Sarawak, Malaysia. METHODS: A total of 2,461 secondary school students aged 12-17 years from 19 schools in Sarawak participated in the study. Questionnaire was used to obtain socio-demographic data, parental history of hypertension, and self-reported physical activity...
March 2018: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684252/index-of-healthy-aging-in-chinese-older-adults-china-health-and-retirement-longitudinal-study
#11
Chenkai Wu, Anne B Newman, Bi-Rong Dong, Michelle C Odden
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the distribution of an index of healthy aging-the Chinese Healthy Aging Index (CHAI)-in Chinese adults aged 60 and older according to sociodemographic characteristics and geographic region and to examine the association between the CHAI and mortality, disability, and functional limitation over 4 years. DESIGN: Nationally representative cohort study. SETTING: China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. PARTICIPANTS: Chinese adults aged 60 and older (N=3,740)...
April 23, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684176/age-and-weight-based-differences-in-haemodialysis-prescription-and-delivery-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults
#12
Verena Gotta, Olivera Marsenic, Marc Pfister
Background: Limited systematic data are available on prescription and dosing of haemodialysis (HD) in children and adolescents compared with adults. We aimed to characterize age- and weight-based differences in HD delivery in children, adolescents and young adults. Methods: This is a retrospective observational study including 1852 patients <30 years on chronic HD from childhood (53 903 HD sessions), receiving thrice weekly outpatient HD between 2004 and 2016 in the USA (6075 patient-years, of which 2535 were in patients aged 1-18 years; weight range 8...
April 18, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684175/aminoglycoside-exposure-and-renal-function-before-lung-transplantation-in-adult-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Etienne Novel-Catin, Solenne Pelletier, Quitterie Reynaud, Raphaele Nove-Josserand, Stephane Durupt, Laurence Dubourg, Isabelle Durieu, Denis Fouque
Background: Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are at risk of kidney injury even before undergoing lung transplantation, because of prolonged exposure to aminoglycosides (AGs), chronic dehydration and complications of diabetes mellitus. The usual equations estimating the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), such as Cockcroft-Gault and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease, are not adapted to the CF population due to patients' low body weight and reduced muscle mass. The aim of this study was to precisely measure GFR in adult CF patients and to see whether repeated AG treatment would impair renal function before lung transplantation...
April 18, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684021/laboratory-and-molecular-surveillance-of-paediatric-typhoidal-salmonella-in-nepal-antimicrobial-resistance-and-implications-for-vaccine-policy
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Carl D Britto, Zoe A Dyson, Sebastian Duchene, Michael J Carter, Meeru Gurung, Dominic F Kelly, David R Murdoch, Imran Ansari, Stephen Thorson, Shrijana Shrestha, Neelam Adhikari, Gordon Dougan, Kathryn E Holt, Andrew J Pollard
BACKGROUND: Children are substantially affected by enteric fever in most settings with a high burden of the disease, including Nepal. However pathogen population structure and transmission dynamics are poorly delineated in young children, the proposed target group for immunization programs. Here we present whole genome sequencing and antimicrobial susceptibility data on 198 S. Typhi and 66 S. Paratyphi A isolated from children aged 2 months to 15 years of age during blood culture surveillance at Patan Hospital, Nepal, 2008-2016...
April 23, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683968/functional-correlation-between-the-pancreas-and-the-small-intestine-in-humans-the-first-evaluation-using-a-newly-developed-enteroscopy
#15
Daijuro Hayashi, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hiroki Kawashima, Eizaburo Ohno, Takuya Ishikawa, Takamichi Kuwahara, Manabu Kawai, Takeshi Yamamura, Kazuhiro Furukawa, Kohei Funasaka, Masanao Nakamura, Ryoji Miyahara, Osamu Watanabe, Masatoshi Ishigami, Senju Hashimoto, Hidemi Goto
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate a functional correlation between the pancreas and the small intestine and the association of this relationship with nutritional status, using magnifying enteroscopy. METHODS: The subjects were adults aged 20 years or older who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. An endoscope was inserted into the jejunum, and 10% glucose was sprayed under magnifying observation to evaluate changes in blood flow in the villous capillary network...
April 19, 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683859/correlation-with-lymphocyte-infiltration-but-lack-of-prognostic-significance-of-meca-79-positive-high-endothelial-venules-in-primary-malignant-melanoma
#16
Tímea Sebestyén, Anita Mohos, Gabriella Liszkay, Beáta Somlai, István Gaudi, Andrea Ladányi
High endothelial venules (HEVs) are specialized vessels in lymphoid organs, supporting lymphocyte trafficking from the blood. As the presence of these vessels was described recently in tumors, it was proposed that they could facilitate the development of antitumor immune response, resulting in improved prognosis. The aim of our study was to analyze the correlation of the density of HEVs with that of the different immune cell types as well as with the clinicopathologic parameters and the disease outcomes in patients with cutaneous melanoma...
April 20, 2018: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683842/hiv-2-continues-to-decrease-while-hiv-1-is-stabilizing-in-guinea-bissau
#17
Jens S Olesen, Sanne Jespersen, Zacarias J Da Silva, Amabélia Rodrigues, Christian Erikstrup, Peter Aaby, Christian Wejse, Bo L Hønge
OBJECTIVE: Although Guinea-Bissau has the world's highest prevalence of HIV-2, it has been decreasing since 1987. Meanwhile, the prevalence of HIV-1 has been increasing. We describe both the prevalence and changes in incidence of HIV-2 and HIV-1 during the last 30 years of observation in the capital Bissau in Guinea-Bissau. METHODS: A total of 3125 adults living in 412 houses in Bissau were eligible for inclusion in the present cross-sectional survey conducted from November 2014 to February 2016...
April 19, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683758/asthma-copd-overlap-phenotypes-and-smoking-comparative-features-of-asthma-in-smoking-or-non-smoking-patients-with-an-incomplete-reversibility-of-airway-obstruction
#18
Louis-Philippe Boulet, Marie-Ève Boulay, Jude-Lyne Dérival, Joanne Milot, Johane Lepage, Lara Bilodeau, François Maltais
The development of COPD features, such as an incomplete reversibility of airway obstruction (IRAO), in smoking or non-smoking asthmatic patients, a condition often named Asthma-COPD Overlap (ACO), has been recognized for decades. However, there is a need to know more about the sub-phenotypes of this condition according to smoking. This study aimed at comparing the clinical, physiological and inflammatory features of smoking and non-smoking asthmatic patients exhibiting IRAO. In this cross-sectional study, patients with an IRAO with (ACO, ≥20 pack-years) or without (NS-IRAO, <5 pack-years) significant smoking history completed questionnaires about asthma control (ACQ, score 0-6, 6 = better score) and quality of life (AQLQ, score 1-7, 1 = better score) and performed expiratory flows, lung volume and carbon monoxide diffusion capacity measurements...
April 23, 2018: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683729/is-tinnitus-an-early-voice-of-masked-hypertension-high-masked-hypertension-rate-in-patients-with-tinnitus
#19
Taylan Gun, Selçuk Özkan, Bunyamin Yavuz
OBJECTIVES: Tinnitus is hearing a sound without any external acoustic stimulus. There are some clues of hypertension can cause tinnitus in different ways. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between tinnitus and masked hypertension including echocardiographic parameters and severity of tinnitus. METHODS: This study included 88 patients with tinnitus of at least 3 months duration and 85 age and gender-matched control subjects. Tinnitus severity index was used to classify the patients with tinnitus...
April 23, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683561/a-study-of-the-potential-interaction-between-bazedoxifene-and-atorvastatin-in-healthy-postmenopausal-women
#20
William McKeand, Susan Baird-Bellaire, James Ermer, Alain Patat
An open-label, 3-period study was conducted in 30 healthy postmenopausal women (mean age, 58.4 years) who received a single oral dose of atorvastatin 20 mg on day 1 (period 1), multiple daily dosing of bazedoxifene 40 mg on days 4-11 (period 2), and coadministration of atorvastatin 20 mg + bazedoxifene 40 mg on day 12 (period 3). Serial blood samples were collected (24 hours after bazedoxifene and 72 hours after atorvastatin) and assayed for bazedoxifene, atorvastatin, and its ortho-hydroxy and para-hydroxy metabolites...
April 23, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
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