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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433490/evaluating-health-of-emerging-economies-through-the-eyes-of-heart-valve-disease-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-transcatheter-era
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Sameer Arora, Cassandra J Ramm, Amol A Bahekar, John P Vavalle
China and India are the 2 fastest growing major world economies. However, they suffer from great differences in health policies, demographics, and rates of population growth. Whereas China has seen a steep decline in rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and a rise in life expectancy, India continues to suffer from a significant burden of RHD due to insufficient distribution of economic prosperity to health care, denser population, and ineffective application of World Health Organization RHD prevention guidelines. As China faces the burden of the world's largest geriatric population, focus has shifted to calcific aortic stenosis for which it prepares by expansions in the field of transcatheter aortic valve replacement...
April 19, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430286/clinical-presentation-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-rheumatic-fever-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-seen-at-a-tertiary-hospital-setting-in-port-elizabeth-south-africa
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Zongezile Masonwabe Makrexeni, Lungile Pepeta
BACKGROUND: The incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) has waned in Western countries, however that is not the situation in developing nations. METHODS: Records were reviewed of patients from the Eastern Cape municipal districts who presented to the Paediatric Cardiology Unit with ARF and RHD from January 2008 to August 2015. RESULTS: Total of 56 patients with ARF/RHD was reviewed. The majority of patients (n = 52) presented for the first time with RHD...
April 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413208/anti-m-induced-severe-haemolytic-disease-of-foetus-and-newborn-in-a-malay-woman-with-recurrent-pregnancy-loss
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H Mohd Nazri, M N Noor Haslina, M Y Shafini, A R Noor Shaidatul Akmal, M Rapiaah, A Wan Zaidah
Haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn (HDFN) is caused by maternal red blood cells (RBC) alloimmunisation resulted from incompatibility of maternal and foetal RBCs. However, only a few HDFN attributed to anti-M were reported, varying from asymptomatic to severe anaemia with hydrops foetalis and even intrauterine death. A case of severe HDFN due to anti-M alloantibody from an alloimmunized grandmultiparous Malay woman with recurrent pregnancy loss is reported here. The newborn was delivered with severe and prolonged anaemia which required frequent RBC transfusions, intensive phototherapy and intravenous immunoglobulin administration...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412849/maternal-hemodynamic-changes-and-predictors-of-poor-obstetric-outcome-in-women-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-a-five-year-observational-study
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Mohamed Rezk, Osama Elkelani, Abdelhamid Shaheen, Awni Gamal, Hassan Badr
OBJECTIVE: to assess prospectively the maternal cardiovascular hemodynamic changes and obstetric outcome in women with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and to detect predictors of poor outcome. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 204 pregnant patients with RHD who were divided into two groups; successful pregnancy group with living fetus (n = 126) and poor obstetric outcome group with fetal or neonatal loss (n = 78). Hemodynamic changes, maternal and fetal outcome were assessed and recorded...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407381/arrival-of-rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease-virus-2-to-northern-europe-emergence-and-outbreaks-in-wild-and-domestic-rabbits-oryctolagus-cuniculus-in-sweden
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A S Neimanis, H Ahola, S Zohari, U Larsson Pettersson, C Bröjer, L Capucci, D Gavier-Widén
Incursion of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) into Sweden was documented in 1990 and it is now considered endemic in wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) populations. Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2), a new, related lagovirus was first detected in France in 2010, and has spread rapidly throughout Europe and beyond. However, knowledge of RHDV2 in northern Europe is sporadic and incomplete, and in Sweden, routinely available diagnostic methods to detect rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) do not distinguish between types of virus causing disease...
April 13, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405228/normal-echocardiographic-mitral-and-aortic-valve-thickness-in-children
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Rachel H Webb, Nicola Culliford-Semmens, Karishma Sidhu, Nigel J Wilson
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to define the normal range of aortic and mitral valve thickness in healthy schoolchildren from a high prevalence rheumatic heart disease (RHD) region, using a standardised protocol for imaging and measurement. METHODS: Measurements were performed in 288 children without RHD. Anterior mitral valve leaflet (AMVL) thickness measurements were performed at the midpoint and tip of the leaflet in the parasternal long axis (PSLA) in diastole, when the AMVL was approximately parallel to the ventricular septum...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403966/-intrauterine-blood-transfusion-status-report-of-4years-of-practice-in-france-2011-2014
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A Girault, S Friszer, E Maisonneuve, L Guilbaud, A Cortey, J-M Jouannic
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to evaluate in utero blood transfusion's (IUT) performed in France, among the French prenatal diagnosis centers in order to study the etiology of severe anemia requiring IUT. METHODS: We conducted a national retrospective descriptive study between 2011 and 2014. The data were collected using a survey sent by email to all French prenatal diagnosis centers. RESULTS: Among the 49 centers, 18 (38 %) had performed at least one IUT during the study period...
February 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400121/clinical-outcomes-for-young-people-with-screening-detected-and-clinically-diagnosed-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-fiji
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Daniel Engelman, Reapi L Mataika, Maureen Ah Kee, Susan Donath, Tom Parks, Samantha M Colquhoun, Jonathan R Carapetis, Joseph H Kado, Andrew C Steer
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic screening is under consideration as a disease control strategy for rheumatic heart disease (RHD). However, clinical outcomes of young people with screening-detected RHD are unknown. We aimed to describe the outcomes for a cohort with screening-detected RHD, in comparison to patients with clinically-diagnosed RHD. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study included all young people with screening-detected RHD in the Central Division of Fiji in the primary cohort...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389344/emergency-transfusion-of-patients-with-unknown-blood-type-with-blood-group-o-rhesus-d-positive-red-blood-cell-concentrates-a-prospective-single-centre-observational-study
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Kathleen Selleng, Gregor Jenichen, Kathrin Denker, Sixten Selleng, Bernd Müllejans, Andreas Greinacher
BACKGROUND: Emergency patients with unknown blood type usually receive O Rhesus D negative (RhD-) red blood cell concentrates until their blood group is determined to prevent RhD+ related adverse transfusion reactions. As 85% of individuals are RhD+, this consumption of O RhD- red blood cell concentrates contributes to shortages of O RhD- red blood cell concentrates, sometimes forcing transfusion of known RhD- patients with RhD+ red blood cell concentrates. Here we report the outcome of this transfusion policy transfusing all emergency patients with unknown blood type with O RhD+ red blood cell concentrates...
April 4, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388467/rhd-and-rhce-genotyping-by-next-generation-sequencing-is-an-effective-strategy-to-identify-molecular-variants-within-sickle-cell-disease-patients
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Marcia R Dezan, Ingrid Helena Ribeiro, Valéria B Oliveira, Juliana B Vieira, Francisco C Gomes, Lucas A M Franco, Leonardo Varuzza, Roberto Ribeiro, Karen Ziza Chinoca, José Eduardo Levi, José Eduardo Krieger, Alexandre Costa Pereira, Sandra F M Gualandro, Vanderson G Rocha, Alfredo Mendrone-Junior, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Carla Luana Dinardo
BACKGROUND: The complexity of Rh genetic variation among sickle cell disease (SCD) patients is high. Conventional molecular assays cannot identify all genetic variants already described for the RH locus as well as foresee novel alleles. Sequencing RHD and RHCE is indicated to broaden the search for Rh genetic variants. AIMS: To standardize the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) strategy to assertively identify Rh genetic variants among SCD patients with serologic suspicion of Rh variants and evaluate if it can improve the transfusion support...
March 31, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384647/influence-of-irrigation-during-the-growth-stage-on-yield-and-quality-in-mango-mangifera-indica-l
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Junya Wei, Guoyin Liu, Debing Liu, Yeyuan Chen
Although being one of the few drought-tolerant plants, mango trees are irrigated to ensure optimum and consistent productivity in China. In order to better understand the effects of soil water content on mango yield and fruit quality at fruit growth stage, irrigation experiments were investigated and the object was to determine the soil water content criteria at which growth and quality of mango would be optimal based on soil water measured by RHD-JS water-saving irrigation system through micro-sprinkling irrigation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374955/rhd-alleles-among-pregnant-women-with-serologic-discrepant-weak-d-phenotypes-from-a-multiethnic-population-and-risk-of-alloimmunization
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Carolina Bonet Bub, Maria Giselda Aravechia, Thiago Henrique Costa, José Mauro Kutner, Lilian Castilho
BACKGROUND: A considerable number of RHD alleles responsible for weak and partial D phenotypes have been identified. Serologic determination of these phenotypes is often doubtful and makes genetic analysis of RHD gene highly desirable in transfusion recipients and pregnant women. We analyzed the RHD gene in a cohort of pregnant women with doubtful D phenotypes. METHODS: RHD genotyping was performed on 104 cases with D typing discrepancies or with history of serologic weak D phenotype...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370118/a-new-rhd-variant-allele-is-caused-by-a-rhd-662c-g-mutation
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Jing Feng, Li Tian, Jian Chen
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March 28, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357324/sulfur-transfer-and-activation-by-ubiquitin-like-modifier-system-uba4%C3%A2-urm1-link-protein-urmylation-and-trna-thiolation-in-yeast
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André Jüdes, Alexander Bruch, Roland Klassen, Mark Helm, Raffael Schaffrath
Urm1 is a unique dual-function member of the ubiquitin protein family and conserved from yeast to man. It acts both as a protein modifier in ubiquitin-like urmylation and as a sulfur donor for tRNA thiolation, which in concert with the Elongator pathway forms 5-methoxy-carbonyl-methyl-2-thio (mcm(5)s(2)) modified wobble uridines (U34) in anticodons. Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model to study a relationship between these two functions, we examined whether cultivation temperature and sulfur supply previously implicated in the tRNA thiolation branch of the URM1 pathway also contribute to proper urmylation...
October 24, 2016: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347806/narratives-of-focal-brain-injured-individuals-a-macro-level-analysis
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Ayşenur Karaduman, Tilbe Göksun, Anjan Chatterjee
Focal brain injury can have detrimental effects on the pragmatics of communication. This study examined narrative production by unilateral brain damaged people (n=36) and healthy controls and focused on the complexity (content and coherence) and the evaluative aspect of their narratives to test the general hypothesis that the left hemisphere is biased to process microlinguistic information and the right hemisphere is biased to process macrolinguistic information. We found that people with left hemisphere damage's (LHD) narratives were less likely to maintain the overall theme of the story and produced fewer evaluative comments in their narratives...
March 27, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338218/evaluation-of-targeted-exome-sequencing-for-28-protein-based-blood-group-systems-including-the-homologous-gene-systems-for-blood-group-genotyping
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Elizna M Schoeman, Genghis H Lopez, Eunike C McGowan, Glenda M Millard, Helen O'Brien, Eileen V Roulis, Yew-Wah Liew, Jacqueline R Martin, Kelli A McGrath, Tanya Powley, Robert L Flower, Catherine A Hyland
BACKGROUND: Blood group single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping probes for a limited range of polymorphisms. This study investigated whether massively parallel sequencing (also known as next-generation sequencing), with a targeted exome strategy, provides an extended blood group genotype and the extent to which massively parallel sequencing correctly genotypes in homologous gene systems, such as RH and MNS. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Donor samples (n = 28) that were extensively phenotyped and genotyped using single nucleotide polymorphism typing, were analyzed using the TruSight One Sequencing Panel and MiSeq platform...
March 24, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336386/the-whf-roadmap-for-reducing-cv-morbidity-and-mortality-through-prevention-and-control-of-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Benjamin Palafox, Ana Olga Mocumbi, R Krishna Kumar, Sulafa K M Ali, Elizabeth Kennedy, Abraham Haileamlak, David Watkins, Kadia Petricca, Rosemary Wyber, Patrick Timeon, Jeremiah Mwangi
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a preventable non-communicable condition that disproportionately affects the world's poorest and most vulnerable. The World Heart Federation Roadmap for improved RHD control is a resource designed to help a variety of stakeholders raise the profile of RHD nationally and globally, and provide a framework to guide and support the strengthening of national, regional and global RHD control efforts. The Roadmap identifies the barriers that limit access to and uptake of proven interventions for the prevention and control of RHD...
March 20, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334490/mr-cholangiography-in-potential-liver-donors-quantitative-and-qualitative-improvement-with-administration-of-an-oral-effervescent-agent
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Heon-Ju Kwon, Kyoung Won Kim, Sang Hyun Choi, Jin-Hee Jung, So Yeon Kim, Se-Young Kim, Jeongjin Lee, Dong-Hwan Jung, Tae-Yong Ha, Gi-Won Song, Sung-Gyu Lee
PURPOSE: To determine whether an oral effervescent agent improves magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) images, both qualitatively and quantitatively, in potential live liver donors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the Institutional Review Board, and informed consent was waived. Seventy potential liver donors underwent 2D MRC before and after administration of an oral effervescent agent. One radiologist measured relative contrast ratio (rC) and relative signal intensity (rS) for right and left intrahepatic ducts (RHD and LHD), and common hepatic duct (CHD)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323847/role-of-the-mapks-tgf-%C3%AE-1-traf6-signaling-pathway-in-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation
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Daoliang Zhang, Xiaoqing Chen, Qian Wang, Shaohui Wu, Yue Zheng, Xu Liu
OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between the MAPKs/TGF-β1/TRAF6 signaling pathway and atrial fibrosis in patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and its role in atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiac surgery on the basis of our previous animal study of the MAPKs/TGF-β1/TRAF6 signaling pathway in atrial fibrosis. METHODS: A total of 57 patients with RHD without a history of AF consented to left atrial biopsy. Histopathology quantified the percentage of fibrosis, and real-time PCR and western blot assessed the mRNA and protein expression of TGF-β1, TRAF6, and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302546/rheumatic-heart-disease-epidemiology-and-health-systems-barriers-and-facilitators-a-systematic-review-of-studies-from-uganda-and-tanzania
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Annesinah H Moloi, Sumaya Mall, Mark E Engel, Renae Stafford, Zhang Wan Zhu, Liesl J Zuhlke, David A Watkins
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an important and preventable cause of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVES: As part of a recent RHD initiative in Uganda and Tanzania, we systematically reviewed group A streptococcal disease (GAS), acute rheumatic fever (ARF), and RHD in these countries. METHODS: Using a systematic review and meta-analysis/meta-synthesis, we searched PubMed, Embase, and grey literature for quantitative and qualitative studies conducted in Uganda and Tanzania that included individuals affected by GAS, ARF, and RHD...
March 14, 2017: Global Heart
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