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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225335/integrating-tuberculosis-screening-in-kenyan-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-programs
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L M Cranmer, A Langat, K Ronen, C J McGrath, S LaCourse, J Pintye, B Odeny, B Singa, A Katana, L Nganga, J Kinuthia, G John-Stewart
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) screening in Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programs is important to improve TB detection, prevention and treatment. METHODS: As part of a national PMTCT program evaluation, mother-infant pairs attending 6-week and 9-month immunization visits were enrolled at 141 maternal and child health clinics throughout Kenya. Clinics were selected using population-proportion-to-size sampling with oversampling in a high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence region...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212852/prevalence-of-proteinuria-and-other-abnormalities-in-urinalysis-performed-in-the-urology-clinic
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Adam Bezinque, Sabrina L Noyes, Samer Kirmiz, Jessica Parker, Sumi Dey, Richard J Kahnoski, Brian R Lane
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of proteinuria in the urology clinic with other outpatient settings. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is classified according to cause, GFR, and proteinuria. Proteinuria may be more prevalent patients with known CKD, renal disorders (benign or malignant), and/or after urologic surgery. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 3 populations undergoing urinalysis (UA) testing: general outpatients (n=20,334), urology outpatients (n=5,023), and kidney cancer patients (n=1,016)...
February 14, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210915/determining-childhood-blood-lead-level-screening-compliance-among-physicians
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Amanda Haboush-Deloye, Erika R Marquez, Shawn L Gerstenberger
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs throughout the U.S. have addressed childhood lead poisoning by implementing primary and secondary prevention efforts. While many programs have helped increase screening rates, in some states children under the age of six still have not been tested for lead. This study aims to identify the barriers to childhood blood lead testing and develop a strategy to increase the number of children tested. Clark County physicians who work with children six and under were surveyed about blood lead level (BLL) testing practices, particularly, adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and parental compliance with orders to have their children tested to determine their blood lead levels...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195971/preseason-functional-movement-screen%C3%A2-predicts-risk-of-time-loss-injury-in-experienced-male-rugby-union-athletes
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Sean R Duke, Steve E Martin, Catherine A Gaul
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between Functional Movement Screen™ (FMS) score and the risk of time-loss injury in experienced male rugby union athletes. A secondary purpose was to determine the relationship between FMS-determined asymmetries and the risk of time-loss injury in these athletes.FMS scores were collected from male rugby union athletes (n=73) during preseason and half-way through one eight-month season. Time-loss injury data were collected throughout the full season...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194799/relative-analytical-sensitivity-of-donor-nucleic-acid-amplification-technology-screening-and-diagnostic-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-assays-for-detection-of-zika-virus-rna
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Mars Stone, Marion C Lanteri, Sonia Bakkour, Xutao Deng, Susan A Galel, Jeffrey M Linnen, Jorge L Muñoz-Jordán, Robert S Lanciotti, Maria Rios, Pierre Gallian, Didier Musso, José E Levi, Ester C Sabino, Lark L Coffey, Michael P Busch
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) has spread rapidly in the Pacific and throughout the Americas and is associated with severe congenital and adult neurologic outcomes. Nucleic acid amplification technology (NAT) assays were developed for diagnostic applications and for blood donor screening on high-throughput NAT systems. We distributed blinded panels to compare the analytical performance of blood screening relative to diagnostic NAT assays. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A 25-member, coded panel (11 half-log dilutions of a 2013 French Polynesia ZIKV isolate and 2015 Brazilian donor plasma implicated in transfusion transmission, and 3 negative controls) was sent to 11 laboratories that performed 17 assays with 2 to 12 replicates per panel member...
February 14, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193488/validation-of-periodic-fmri-signals-in-response-to-wearable-tactile-stimulation
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Ching-Fu Chen, Kenneth Kreutz-Delgado, Martin I Sereno, Ruey-Song Huang
To map cortical representations of the body, we recently developed a wearable technology for automatic tactile stimulation in human functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiments. In a two-condition block design experiment, air puffs were delivered to the face and hands periodically. Surface-based regions of interest (S-ROIs) were initially identified by thresholding a linear statistical measure of signal-to-noise ratio of periodic response. Across subjects, S-ROIs were found in the frontal, primary sensorimotor, posterior parietal, insular, temporal, cingulate, and occipital cortices...
February 11, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190349/a-dual-color-quantum-dots-encoded-frit-based-immunoassay-for-visual-detection-of-aflatoxin-m1-and-pirlimycin-residues-in-milk
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Wenxiao Jiang, Natalia V Beloglazova, Pengjie Luo, Ping Guo, Guimiao Lin, Xiaomei Wang
Mycotoxins and antibacterial agents are the main chemical hazards that lead to several health problems. Nowadays, multiplex immunoassay is a primary goal throughout the world. Here, aflatoxin M1 and pirlimycin were selected as models, and a novel dual colorimetric encoded frit-based immunoassay was developed for simultaneously screening of aflatoxin M1 and pirlimycin residues in milk. This multiplex frit-based immunoassay combined two monoclonal antibodies in order to extend the spectrum of analytes, and to enable detection of two classes of analytes in a single test...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178109/risk-factors-for-incidence-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-women-in-a-human-immunodeficiency-virus-chemoprevention-trial-voice-mtn-003
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Zvavahera Mike Chirenje, Holly M Gundacker, Barbra Richardson, Lorna Rabe, Zakir Gaffoor, Gonasagrie Lulu Nair, Brenda Gati Mirembe, Jeanna M Piper, Sharon Hillier, Jeanne Marrazzo
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, there are limited data on the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among women, largely because routine screening for asymptomatic infection is not performed. We conducted a secondary analysis to measure STI incidence rates and determine risk factors for new STI acquisition among women enrolled in the VOICE trial. METHODS: We analyzed data from 4843 women screened for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and trichomonas infection at baseline, annually, at interim visits when clinically indicated and at their study termination visit...
March 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167006/development-and-evaluation-of-the-littlears-%C3%A2-early-speech-production-questionnaire-leespq
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Bianka Wachtlin, Joanna Brachmaier, Edda Amann, Vanessa Hoffmann, Annerose Keilmann
OBJECTIVE: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening programs, now instituted throughout the German-speaking countries, allow hearing loss to be detected and treated much earlier than ever before. With this earlier detection, arises the need for tools fit for assessing the very early speech and language production development of today's younger (0-18 month old) children. We have created the LittlEARS(®) Early Speech Production Questionnaire, with the aim of meeting this need. METHODS: 600 questionnaires of the pilot version of the LittlEARS(®) Early Speech Production Questionnaire were distributed to parents via pediatricians' practices, day care centers, and personal contact...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160501/population-genetic-analysis-of-a-parasitic-mycovirus-to-infer-the-invasion-history-of-its-fungal-host
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Corine N Schoebel, Leticia Botella, Vaidotas Lygis, Daniel Rigling
Hymenoscyphus fraxineus mitovirus 1 (HfMV1) occurs in the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, an introduced plant pathogen responsible for the devastating ash dieback epidemic in Europe. Here, we explored the prevalence and genetic structure of HfMV1 in order to elucidate the invasion history of both the virus and the fungal host. A total of 1298 H. fraxineus isolates (181 from Japan and 1117 from Europe) were screened for the presence of this RNA virus and 301 virus-positive isolates subjected to partial sequence analysis of the viral RNA polymerase gene...
February 4, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151845/high-frequency-of-bone-marrow-depression-during-congenital-toxoplasmosis-therapy-in-a-cohort-of-children-identified-by-neonatal-screening-in-minas-gerais-brazil
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Ericka Viana Machado Carellos, Juliana Queiroz de Andrade, Roberta Maia Castro Romanelli, Jacqueline Domingos Tibúrcio, José Nélio Januário, Daniel Vítor Vasconcelos-Santos, Rosângela Maria Figueiredo, Gláucia Manzan Queiroz de Andrade
BACKGROUND: There are few studies reporting frequency and control of adverse events associated with congenital toxoplasmosis treatment. The objective of this study is to describe treatment adherence and adverse hematologic events in a cohort of children identified with congenital toxoplasmosis in Minas Gerais, Brazil. METHODS: Children were treated with sulfadiazine, pyrimethamine and folinic acid and were evaluated clinically and by laboratory tests at regular intervals...
January 31, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141731/growth-and-documentation-deficits-where-to-start-in-helping-families
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Wilhelmina Hernandez, Deborah A Frank, Samantha Morton, Carmen Palacios, Marilyn Augustyn
Pedro is a 2-year 7-month-old boy who was presented for the first time after a visit to a local emergency room (ER) for diarrhea. At the time of his birth, his undocumented mother, Clara, was 20 years old, uninsured, and with limited English proficiency living approximately 400 miles south of our practice in a different state. Although she had been brought to the United States as a child, she had never finished high school. Pedro was born what mother thought was full-term at his parent's home, where a lay midwife assisted during the delivery...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139431/prevalence-risk-factors-outcomes-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-mcr-1-positive-enterobacteriaceae-in-patients-and-healthy-adults-from-china-an-epidemiological-and-clinical-study
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Yang Wang, Guo-Bao Tian, Rong Zhang, Yingbo Shen, Jonathan M Tyrrell, Xi Huang, Hongwei Zhou, Lei Lei, Hong-Yu Li, Yohei Doi, Ying Fang, Hongwei Ren, Lan-Lan Zhong, Zhangqi Shen, Kun-Jiao Zeng, Shaolin Wang, Jian-Hua Liu, Congming Wu, Timothy R Walsh, Jianzhong Shen
BACKGROUND: The mcr-1 gene confers transferable colistin resistance. mcr-1-positive Enterobacteriaceae (MCRPE) have attracted substantial medical, media, and political attention; however, so far studies have not addressed their clinical impact. Herein, we report the prevalence of MCRPE in human infections and carriage, clinical associations of mcr-1-positive Escherichia coli (MCRPEC) infection, and risk factors for MCRPEC carriage. METHODS: We undertook this study at two hospitals in Zhejiang and Guangdong, China...
January 27, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128467/nutritional-stimulation-of-commensal-oral-bacteria-suppresses-pathogens-the-prebiotic-concept
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Vera Slomka, Emma Hernandez-Sanabria, Esteban Rodriguez Herrero, Lynette Zaidel, Kristel Bernaerts, Nico Boon, Marc Quirynen, Wim Teughels
AIM: To identify potential oral prebiotics that selectively stimulate commensal albeit beneficial bacteria of the resident oral microbial community while suppressing the growth of pathogenic bacteria. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using Phenotype MicroArrays as a high-throughput method, the change in respiratory activity of 16 oral bacteria in response to 742 nutritional compounds was screened. Most promising prebiotic compounds were selected and applied in single species growth and biofilm formation assays, as well as dual species (beneficial-pathogen) competition assays...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117766/combining-wet-and-dry-lab-techniques-to-guide-the-crystallization-of-large-coiled-coil-containing-proteins
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Jenna K Zalewski, Simone Heber, Joshua H Mo, Keith O'Conor, Jeffrey D Hildebrand, Andrew P VanDemark
Obtaining crystals for structure determination can be a difficult and time consuming proposition for any protein. Coiled-coil proteins and domains are found throughout nature, however, because of their physical properties and tendency to aggregate, they are traditionally viewed as being especially difficult to crystallize. Here, we utilize a variety of quick and simple techniques designed to identify a series of possible domain boundaries for a given coiled-coil protein, and then quickly characterize the behavior of these proteins in solution...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116998/exploration-of-new-and-potent-lead-molecules-against-caax-prenyl-protease-i-of-leishmania-donovani-through-pharmacophore-based-virtual-screening-approach
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Sitrarasu Vijaya Prabhu, Kartikeya Tiwari, Venkatesan Suryanarayanan, Vikash Kumar Dubey, Sanjeev Kumar Singh
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: Visceral leishmaniasis is a deadly disease left untreated in over 95% of cases. It is characterized by irregular bouts of fever, weight loss, enlargement of the spleen and liver, and anemia. It is highly endemic in the Indian subcontinent. CAAX prenyl proteaseI of Leishmania donovani is one of the important targets regulating the post translational modification process. Hence identifying potent drug candidate against the target is essential. This study mainly focuses on developing new and potent inhibitors against CAXX prenyl protease I of Leishmania donovani...
January 20, 2017: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116957/prevention-and-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Jonathan Zhang Ming Lim, Natasha Su Lynn Ng, Cecil Thomas
The rising prevalence of diabetes estimated at 3.6 million people in the UK represents a major public health and socioeconomic burden to our National Health Service. Diabetes and its associated complications are of a growing concern. Diabetes-related foot complications have been identified as the single most common cause of morbidity among diabetic patients. The complicating factor of underlying peripheral vascular disease renders the majority of diabetic foot ulcers asymptomatic until latter evidence of non-healing ulcers become evident...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110286/exploring-the-role-of-pain-as-an-early-predictor-of-category-2-pressure-ulcers-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Isabelle L Smith, Sarah Brown, Elizabeth McGinnis, Michelle Briggs, Susanne Coleman, Carol Dealey, Delia Muir, E Andrea Nelson, Rebecca Stevenson, Nikki Stubbs, Lyn Wilson, Julia M Brown, Jane Nixon
OBJECTIVE: To explore pressure area related pain as a predictor of category ≥2 pressure ulcer (PU) development. DESIGN: Multicentre prospective cohort study. SETTING: UK hospital and community settings. PARTICIPANTS INCLUSION: Consenting acutely ill patients aged ≥18 years, defined as high risk (Braden bedfast/chairfast AND completely immobile/very limited mobility; pressure area related pain or; category 1 PU)...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096975/a-prospective-survey-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-colonization-and-infection-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Regev Cohen, Frida Babushkin, Shoshana Cohen, Marina Afraimov, Maurice Shapiro, Martina Uda, Efrat Khabra, Amos Adler, Ronen Ben Ami, Svetlana Paikin
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) surveillance may improve empiric antimicrobial therapy, since colonizing strains frequently cause infections. This colonization may be 'endogenous' or 'exogenous', and the source determines infection control measures. We prospectively investigated the sources of PA, the clinical impact of PA colonization upon admission and the dynamics of colonization at different body sites throughout the intensive care unit stay. METHODS: Intensive care patients were screened on admission and weekly from the pharynx, endotracheal aspirate, rectum and urine...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095511/epidemiology-and-molecular-typing-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-in-naturally-infected-hound-dogs-and-associated-triatomine-vectors-in-texas-usa
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Rachel Curtis-Robles, Karen F Snowden, Brandon Dominguez, Lewis Dinges, Sandy Rodgers, Glennon Mays, Sarah A Hamer
BACKGROUND: Trypanosoma cruzi is the etiologic agent of Chagas disease throughout the Americas. Few population-level studies have examined the epidemiology of canine infection and strain types of T. cruzi that infect canines in the USA. We conducted a cross-sectional study of T. cruzi infection in working hound dogs in south central Texas, including analysis of triatomine vectors collected within kennel environments. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPLE FINDINGS: Paired IFA and Chagas Stat-Pak serological testing showed an overall seroprevalence of 57...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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