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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535132/granulomatous-inflammatory-response-to-a-microchip-implanted-in-a-dog-for-eight-years
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Claire Legallet, Kelley Thieman Mankin, Kathy Spaulding, Joanne Mansell
An 8 yr old neutered male springer spaniel dog was referred to Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine for a large, firm, fixed mass, located in the dorsal cervical tissue. The dog was otherwise healthy and had undergone microchip implantation approximately 8 yr prior. Radiographs, ultrasound, and microchip scanner confirmed the presence of a microchip within the mass. The microchip and associated mass were surgically excised, and histopathologic examination revealed granulomatous inflammation surrounding a cracked microchip...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532991/estimating-population-density-for-disease-risk-assessment-the-importance-of-understanding-the-area-of-influence-of-traps-using-wild-pigs-as-an-example
#2
Amy J Davis, Bruce Leland, Michael Bodenchuk, Kurt C VerCauteren, Kim M Pepin
Population density is a key driver of disease dynamics in wildlife populations. Accurate disease risk assessment and determination of management impacts on wildlife populations requires an ability to estimate population density alongside management actions. A common management technique for controlling wildlife populations to monitor and mitigate disease transmission risk is trapping (e.g., box traps, corral traps, drop nets). Although abundance can be estimated from trapping actions using a variety of analytical approaches, inference is limited by the spatial extent to which a trap attracts animals on the landscape...
June 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532748/transfemoral-filter-eversion-technique-following-unsuccessful-retrieval-of-option-inferior-vena-cava-filters-a-single-center-experience
#3
Raghuram Posham, Aaron M Fischman, Francis S Nowakowski, Vivian L Bishay, Derek M Biederman, Jaskirat S Virk, Edward Kim, Rahul S Patel, Robert A Lookstein
This report describes the technical feasibility of using the filter eversion technique after unsuccessful retrieval attempts of Option and Option ELITE (Argon Medical Devices, Inc, Athens, Texas) inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. This technique entails the use of endoscopic forceps to evert this specific brand of IVC filter into a sheath inserted into the common femoral vein, in the opposite direction in which the filter is designed to be removed. Filter eversion was attempted in 25 cases with a median dwell time of 134 days (range, 44-2,124 d)...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530845/temporal-variation-in-the-abundance-and-timing-of-daily-activity-of-chagas-disease-vector-triatoma-gerstaeckeri-st%C3%A3-l-1859-in-a-natural-habitat-in-the-lower-rio-grande-valley-south-texas
#4
Alfredo Flores, Christopher Vitek, Teresa Feria Arroyo, Brian Lund Fredensborg
Chagas disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi is a burden to millions of people in South and Central America. A sylvatic life cycle of the parasite exists in the Southern United States, but recent studies indicate an active peri-domestic life cycle of T. cruzi in Texas. The USA-Mexico border region in Texas displays areas of high poverty and sub-standard housing conditions which are important risk factors for a potential spill-over transmission to a domestic life cycle including humans. The objectives of the study were to examine short- and longterm temporal variation in vector activity, and to evaluate the effect of different combinations of attractants on the capture of potential triatomine vectors...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530527/health-care-costs-associated-with-addition-titration-and-switching-antihypertensive-medications-after-first-line-treatment-results-from-a-commercially-insured-sample
#5
Kalyani B Sonawane Deshmukh, Jingjing Qian, Kimberly B Garza, Bradley M Wright, Peng Zeng, Cecilia M Ganduglia Cazaban, Richard A Hansen
BACKGROUND: Treatment modifications are necessary for addressing issues related to efficacy and tolerance of first-line monotherapy, but they increase the economic burden on patients and their health plans. Understanding the differences in costs between alternative treatment modification strategies, if any, can serve as a guideline for clinical decision making and for designing cost-containment strategies. OBJECTIVE: To compare the health care utilization costs between (a) addition (i...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530473/uninsured-workers-have-more-severe-hospitalizations
#6
Bethany Boggess, Brittany Scott, Lisa Pompeii
Texas' unique elective system of workers' compensation (WC) coverage is being discussed widely in the United States as a possible model to be adopted by other states. Texas is the only state that does not mandate that employers provide state-certified WC insurance. Oklahoma passed legislation for a similar system in 2013, but it was declared unconstitutional by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 2016. This study examined 9523 work-related hospitalizations that occurred in Texas in 2012 using Texas Department of State Health Services data...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526312/identification-of-low-high-and-super-gelers-and-barriers-to-hand-hygiene-among-intensive-care-unit-nurses
#7
Sharon Lea Kurtz
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this article was to provide information identified during hand hygiene (HH) surveillance periods at 5 intensive care units (ICUs) (4 hospitals) in Texas. METHODS: Using room entry and room exit, overt observation periods were 8 consecutive hours for 3-5 days on 64 ICU nurses. RESULTS: A total of 3,620 HH opportunities were recorded during 18 days of observation (144 hours). The average hand hygiene compliance (HHC) rate was 64%, with 19% of the nurses participating in HH in the 60%-69% range...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525633/scan-echo-for-pain-management-implementing-a-regional-telementoring-training-for-primary-care-providers
#8
Sherry Ball, Brigid Wilson, Scott Ober, Ali Mchaourab
Objective.:  The Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Health Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO) is a video teleconferencing-based training program where primary care providers are trained by a specialty care team to provide specialty care. A multidisciplinary team of pain management specialists at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center established such a program for pain management; a description and preliminary effectiveness assessment of this training program is presented...
May 19, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524264/maternal-occupational-physical-activity-and-risk-for-orofacial-clefts
#9
A J Agopian, Jihye Kim, Peter H Langlois, Laura Lee, Lawrence W Whitehead, Elaine Symanski, Michele L Herdt, George L Delclos
OBJECTIVES: To perform a case-control study of maternal occupational physical activity and risk for orofacial clefts in Texas during 1999-2009. METHODS: We used logistic regression to assess 14 measures of physical activity estimated from a job exposure matrix, using the maternal occupation reported on the birth certificate, among 887 children with cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CLP), 436 children with cleft palate only (CP), and 1932 controls. RESULTS: After adjusting for several potential confounders, seven measures of physical activity (as a categorical and/or continuous variable) were significantly associated with CLP, CP, or both...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522110/high-dose-gemcitabine-busulfan-and-melphalan-for-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-myeloma-a-phase-2-trial-and-matched-pair-comparison-with-melphalan
#10
Yago Nieto, Benigno C Valdez, Sai R Pingali, Roland Bassett, Ruby Delgado, John Nguyen, Nina Shah, Uday Popat, Roy B Jones, Borje S Andersson, Alison Gulbis, Sairah Ahmed, Qaiser Bashir, Simrit Parmar, Krina Patel, Alan Myers, Gabriela Rondon, Robert Z Orlowski, Richard Champlin, Muzaffar Qazilbash
BACKGROUND: High-dose melphalan is of little benefit as a regimen for patients with relapsed or refractory myeloma undergoing an autologous stem-cell transplant (ASCT). The poor performance of single-agent melphalan in this setting prompted us to study a new high-dose combination of infused gemcitabine, busulfan, and melphalan. METHODS: We did a phase 2 trial at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA). We enrolled patients with primary refractory or relapsed myeloma who had received treatment with bortezomib, an immunomodulatory drug, or both, or who were receiving a salvage ASCT...
May 15, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521240/the-relationships-between-sensation-seeking-and-a-spectrum-of-e-cigarette-use-behaviors-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-analyses-specific-to-texas-adolescents
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Kathleen R Case, Melissa B Harrell, Adriana Pérez, Alexandra Loukas, Anna V Wilkinson, Andrew E Springer, MeLisa R Creamer, Cheryl L Perry
INTRODUCTION: Sensation seeking is strongly associated with cigarette use in adolescents. However, few studies have investigated its relationship with adolescent e-cigarette use. This study examined cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between sensation seeking and a variety of e-cigarette use behaviors among Texas adolescents. METHODS: This study utilized two waves of data collected 6months apart through the Texas Adolescent Tobacco and Marketing Surveillance System (TATAMS) in 2014-2015 (n=2,488/N=461,069)...
May 12, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520505/early-blockade-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-spinal-cord-injured-dogs-results-in-a-long-term-increase-in-bladder-compliance
#12
Jonathan Michael Levine, Noah D Cohen, Thomas Fandel, Gwendolyn Joan Levine, Joseph M Mankin, John F Griffin, Sharon C Kerwin, C Elizabeth Boudreau, Alpa Trivedi, Linda Noble-Haeusslein
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is often accompanied by reduced bladder compliance, which contributes to adverse conditions including urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux. Reduced compliance is, in part, attributed to extensive remodeling of the bladder wall including the extracellular matrix (ECM). Here we tested the hypothesis that blockade of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), known for their ability to remodel the ECM, improves bladder compliance in dogs with SCI. We first evaluated dogs with naturally occurring SCIs resulting from intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518041/stockpiling-ventilators-for-influenza-pandemics
#13
Hsin-Chan Huang, Ozgur M Araz, David P Morton, Gregory P Johnson, Paul Damien, Bruce Clements, Lauren Ancel Meyers
In preparing for influenza pandemics, public health agencies stockpile critical medical resources. Determining appropriate quantities and locations for such resources can be challenging, given the considerable uncertainty in the timing and severity of future pandemics. We introduce a method for optimizing stockpiles of mechanical ventilators, which are critical for treating hospitalized influenza patients in respiratory failure. As a case study, we consider the US state of Texas during mild, moderate, and severe pandemics...
June 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518035/angiostrongylus-cantonensis-meningitis-and-myelitis-texas-usa
#14
Roukaya Al Hammoud, Stacy L Nayes, James R Murphy, Gloria P Heresi, Ian J Butler, Norma Pérez
Infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis roundworms is endemic in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin. A. cantonensis meningitis and myelitis occurred in summer 2013 in a child with no history of travel outside of Texas, USA. Angiostrongyliasis is an emerging neurotropic helminthic disease in Texas and warrants increased awareness among healthcare providers.
June 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516838/acute-alcohol-use-history-of-homelessness-and-intent-of-injury-among-a-sample-of-adult-emergency-department-patients
#15
Katelyn K Jetelina, Jennifer M Reingle Gonzalez, Carlos V R Brown, Michael L Foreman, Craig Field
BACKGROUND: The literature is clear that adults who are currently homeless also have higher rates of intentional injuries, such as assault and suicide attempts. No study has assessed whether intentional injuries are exacerbated because of substance use among adults with a history of homelessness. METHODS: Data were obtained from a cohort of adults admitted to 3 urban emergency departments (EDs) in Texas from 2007 to 2010 (N = 596). Logistic regression analyses were used to determine whether a history of homelessness was associated with alcohol use at time of injury in intentional violent injuries (gunshot, stabbing, or injury consistent with assault)...
May 17, 2017: Violence and Victims
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516798/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-uninsured-children-in-texas
#16
Sanghamitra M Misra, Danielle Guffey, Isabel Roth, Angelo P Giardino
Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among US children is 12% according to the 2012 National Health Interview Study. Certain pediatric populations have higher CAM use. We studied an uninsured population because limited access to care likely results in higher CAM use. We surveyed 250 uninsured patients in a free pediatric mobile clinic program. In the largely Hispanic population, rate of CAM use in the preceding 12 months was 45% among children and 59% among parents. Ninety-one percent of children who used CAM had parents who used CAM while only 32% of parents used CAM for themselves but did not use CAM for their children ( P < ...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515140/three-year-impacts-of-the-affordable-care-act-improved-medical-care-and-health-among-low-income-adults
#17
Benjamin D Sommers, Bethany Maylone, Robert J Blendon, E John Orav, Arnold M Epstein
Major policy uncertainty continues to surround the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at both the state and federal levels. We assessed changes in health care use and self-reported health after three years of the ACA's coverage expansion, using survey data collected from low-income adults through the end of 2016 in three states: Kentucky, which expanded Medicaid; Arkansas, which expanded private insurance to low-income adults using the federal Marketplace; and Texas, which did not expand coverage. We used a difference-in-differences model with a control group and an instrumental variables model to provide individual-level estimates of the effects of gaining insurance...
May 17, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514311/trends-in-esophageal-and-esophagogastric-junction-cancer-research-from-2007-to-2016-a-bibliometric-analysis
#18
Yan Miao, Ran Liu, Yuepu Pu, Lihong Yin
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to analyze the scientific outputs of esophageal and esophagogastric junction (EGJ) cancer and construct a model to quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate pertinent publications from the past decade. METHODS: Publications from 2007 to 2016 were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection database. Microsoft Excel 2016 (Redmond, WA) and the CiteSpace (Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA) software were used to analyze publication outcomes, journals, countries, institutions, authors, research areas, and research frontiers...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513845/claud-s-rupert-1919-2017-the-father-of-dna-repair
#19
Aziz Sancar
Claud Stanley Rupert Jr, a founding father of the field of DNA repair, died of natural causes in Dallas, Texas, on February 2(nd) , 2017. Dr. Rupert was highly respected by the photobiology and DNA repair communities. In 1964, he received the Finsen Medal, the highest recognition given by International Union of Photobiology. He was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1966. In 1971, he was named to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. This article is protected by copyright...
May 17, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513421/clinical-and-bacteriological-characteristics-associated-with-clustering-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
#20
J-Y J-Y Feng, L G Jarlsberg, K Salcedo, J Rose, M Janes, S-Y G Lin, D H Osmond, K C Jost, M K Soehnlen, J Flood, E A Graviss, E Desmond, P K Moonan, P Nahid, P C Hopewell, M Kato-Maeda
<h2>SETTING:</h2><p>The impact of the genetic characteristics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis on the clustering of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has not been analyzed together with clinical and demographic characteristics.</p><h2>OBJECTIVE:</h2><p>To determine factors associated with genotypic clustering of MDR-TB in a community-basedstudy.</p><h2>DESIGN:</h2><p>We measured the proportion of clustered cases among MDR-TB patients and determined the impact of clinical and demographic characteristics and that of three M...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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