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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647168/communicating-infectious-disease-prevalence-through-graphics-results-from-an-international-survey
#1
Angela Fagerlin, Thomas S Valley, Aaron M Scherer, Megan Knaus, Enny Das, Brian J Zikmund-Fisher
BACKGROUND: Graphics are increasingly used to represent the spread of infectious diseases (e.g., influenza, Zika, Ebola); however, the impact of using graphics to adequately inform the general population is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether three ways of visually presenting data (heat map, dot map, or picto-trendline)-all depicting the same information regarding the spread of a hypothetical outbreak of influenza-influence intent to vaccinate, risk perception, and knowledge...
June 2, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646959/is-chickenpox-so-bad-what-do-we-know-about-immunity-to-varicella-zoster-virus-and-what-does-it-tell-us-about-the-future
#2
Anne A Gershon
Varicella and zoster continue to cause significant morbidity and even mortality in children and adults. Complications include bacterial superinfection, central nervous system manifestations such as meningitis, encephalitis, and cerebellar ataxia, and pain syndromes especially post herpetic neuralgia. Many developed countries but not all, are now administering live attenuated varicella vaccine routinely, with a decrease in the incidence of disease, providing personal and herd immunity. There is some controversy, however, in some countries concerning whether a decrease in the circulation of wild type virus will result in loss of immunity to VZV in persons who have already had varicella...
June 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646952/drug-resistant-tuberculosis-primary-transmission-and-management
#3
Alexander C Outhred, Philip N Britton, Ben J Marais
The DOTS strategy assisted global tuberculosis (TB) control, but was unable to prevent the emergence and spread of drug-resistant strains. Genomic evidence confirms the transmission of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains in many different settings, indicative of epidemic spread. These findings emphasise the need for enhanced infection control measures in health care and congregate settings. Young children in TB endemic areas are particularly vulnerable. Although advances in TB drug and vaccine development are urgently needed, improved access to currently available preventive therapy and treatment for drug resistant TB could reduce the disease burden and adverse outcomes experienced by children...
June 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646837/microbiological-purity-assessment-of-cosmetics-used-by-one-and-several-persons-and-cosmetics-after-their-expiry-date
#4
Krzysztof Skowron, Agnieszka Jakubicz, Anna Budzyńska, Agnieszka Kaczmarek, Katarzyna Grudlewska, Adrian Reśliński, Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska
Background: Microbiological purity of cosmetics provides safety of users during their use, prevents physicochemical changes of a preparation, infections and diseases of the skin. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the level of microbiological contamination of cosmetics used by one person and by several people and cosmetics after their expiry date in relations to standards for marketed cosmetics, ensuring safety of their use. Material and Methods: This study was conducted using 55 samples representing 19 types of cosmetics, divided into three groups: used by one person, used by several people and after the expiry date...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646475/latero-cervical-lymph-node-metastases-n1b-represent-an-additional-risk-factor-for-papillary-thyroid-cancer-outcome
#5
G Sapuppo, F Palermo, M Russo, M Tavarelli, R Masucci, S Squatrito, R Vigneri, G Pellegriti
PURPOSE: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the most common thyroid cancer histotype, has a good prognosis even when spread to the neck lymph node (LN). The prognostic role of LN metastases' location is still controversial. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical relevance of the number and location of LN metastases at presentation in PTCs. METHODS: This retrospective study included a consecutive series of 1653 PTC patients followed for a mean period of 5...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645708/identification-of-major-routes-of-hiv-transmission-throughout-mesoamerica
#6
Antoine Chaillon, Santiago Avila-Ríos, Joel O Wertheim, Ann Dennis, Claudia García-Morales, Daniela Tapia-Trejo, Carlos Mejía-Villatoro, Juan M Pascale, Guillermo Porras-Cortés, Carlos J Quant-Durán, Ivette Lorenzana, Rita I Meza, Elsa Y Palou, Marvin Manzanero, Rolando A Cedillos, Gustavo Reyes-Terán, Sanjay R Mehta
BACKGROUND: Migration and travel are major drivers of the spread of infectious diseases. Geographic proximity and a common language facilitate travel and migration in Mesoamerica, which in turn could affect the spread of HIV in the region. METHODS: 6092 HIV-1 subtype B partial pol sequences sampled from unique antiretroviral treatment-naïve individuals from Mexico (40.7%), Guatemala (24.4%), Honduras (19%), Panama (8.2%), Nicaragua (5.5%), Belize (1.4%), and El Salvador (0...
June 20, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645177/mobile-genetic-elements-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-movement-for-change
#7
Ana Cehovin, Steven B Lewis
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoeae, possesses several mobile genetic elements (MGEs). The MGEs such as transposable elements mediate intra-chromosomal rearrangements, while plasmids and the gonococcal genetic island are involved in inter-chromosomal gene transfer. Additionally, gonococcal MGEs serve as hotspots for recombination and integration of other genetic elements such as bacteriophages, contribute to gene regulation or spread genes through gonococcal populations by horizontal gene transfer...
June 22, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643775/zika-virus-pathogenesis-in-rhesus-macaques-is-unaffected-by-pre-existing-immunity-to-dengue-virus
#8
Petraleigh Pantoja, Erick X Pérez-Guzmán, Idia V Rodríguez, Laura J White, Olga González, Crisanta Serrano, Luis Giavedoni, Vida Hodara, Lorna Cruz, Teresa Arana, Melween I Martínez, Mariah A Hassert, James D Brien, Amelia K Pinto, Aravinda de Silva, Carlos A Sariol
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a re-emerging virus that has recently spread into dengue virus (DENV) endemic regions and cross-reactive antibodies (Abs) could potentially affect ZIKV pathogenesis. Using DENV-immune serum, it has been shown in vitro that antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) of ZIKV infection can occur. Here we study the effects of pre-existing DENV immunity on ZIKV infection in vivo. We infect two cohorts of rhesus macaques with ZIKV; one cohort has been exposed to DENV 2.8 years earlier and a second control cohort is naïve to flaviviral infection...
June 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643162/dental-caries-a-disease-which-needs-attention
#9
Vijay Prakash Mathur, Jatinder Kaur Dhillon
Dental caries is one of the most prevalent disease (about 50%) in children across the globe. If not treated in time, it can affect not only the mastication function but also the speech, smile and psychosocial environment and the quality of life of the child and the family. The treatment of dental diseases is very expensive in all countries and prevention is very simple and effective. The caries in children below 6 y is called early childhood caries (ECC). It is most commonly caused by milk bottle or mother's feed during night...
June 23, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643095/-local-antibiotic-therapy
#10
REVIEW
Klaus-Dieter Kühn, Nora Renz, Andrej Trampuz
The treatment of superficial wound infections with local antibiotics is considered to be problematic as it is accompanied by an increased risk of resistance development and ineffectiveness in deeper regions. On the contrary, the local application of antibiotics is useful in arthroplasty and necessary if implants are utilized. The reason for this is the prevention of a rapid biofilm formation on foreign implants and a resulting infection may remain undiscovered until it becomes chronic. Apart from exogenous material, necrotic tissue (e...
June 22, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642764/xylella-fastidiosa-host-range-and-advance-in-molecular-identification-techniques
#11
REVIEW
Paolo Baldi, Nicola La Porta
In the never ending struggle against plant pathogenic bacteria, a major goal is the early identification and classification of infecting microorganisms. Xylella fastidiosa, a Gram-negative bacterium belonging to the family Xanthmonadaceae, is no exception as this pathogen showed a broad range of vectors and host plants, many of which may carry the pathogen for a long time without showing any symptom. Till the last years, most of the diseases caused by X. fastidiosa have been reported from North and South America, but recently a widespread infection of olive quick decline syndrome caused by this fastidious pathogen appeared in Apulia (south-eastern Italy), and several cases of X...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642698/enhanced-working-memory-binding-by-direct-electrical-stimulation-of-the-parietal-cortex
#12
Agustina Birba, Eugenia Hesse, Lucas Sedeño, Ezequiel P Mikulan, María Del C García, Juan Ávalos, Federico Adolfi, Agustina Legaz, Tristán A Bekinschtein, Máximo Zimerman, Mario Parra, Adolfo M García, Agustín Ibáñez
Recent works evince the critical role of visual short-term memory (STM) binding deficits as a clinical and preclinical marker of Alzheimer's disease (AD). These studies suggest a potential role of posterior brain regions in both the neurocognitive deficits of Alzheimer's patients and STM binding in general. Thereupon, we surmised that stimulation of the posterior parietal cortex (PPC) might be a successful approach to tackle working memory deficits in this condition, especially at early stages. To date, no causal evidence exists of the role of the parietal cortex in STM binding...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642454/inclusion-body-myositis-a-case-presenting-with-respiratory-failure-and-autopsy-findings-leading-to-the-hypothesis-of-a-paraneoplastic-cause
#13
Christopher Dardis, Ariel Antezana, Kurenai Tanji, Paul J Maccabee
BACKGROUND Sporadic inclusion body myositis (IBM) is the most common acquired myopathy seen in adults aged over 50 years, with a prevalence estimated at between 1 and 70 per million. Weakness of the diaphragm with loss of vital capacity is almost universal in IBM. This is almost always asymptomatic. When respiratory complications occur, they are most often due to aspiration. Respiratory failure due to diaphragmatic weakness is exceptionally rare, particularly as the presenting symptom of the disease. It is not currently considered to be a paraneoplastic syndrome...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642245/a-reporter-mouse-model-for-in-vivo-tracing-and-in-vitro-molecular-studies-of-melanocytic-lineage-cells-and-their-diseases
#14
Melissa Crawford, Valerie Leclerc, Lina Dagnino
Alterations in melanocytic lineage cells give rise to a plethora of distinct human diseases, including neurocristopathies, cutaneous pigmentation disorders, loss of vision and hearing, as well as melanoma. Understanding the ontogeny and biology of melanocytic cells, as well as how they interact with their surrounding environment, are key steps in the development of therapies for diseases that involve this cell lineage. Efforts to culture and characterize primary melanocytes from normal or genetically engineered mouse models have at times yielded contrasting observations...
June 22, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641926/targeting-the-gm-csf-receptor-for-the-treatment-of-cns-autoimmunity
#15
Igal Ifergan, Todd S Davidson, Hania Kebir, Dan Xu, Daphne Palacios-Macapagal, Jennifer Cann, Jane M Rodgers, Zoe N Hunter, Camille L Pittet, Sara Beddow, Clare A Jones, Alexandre Prat, Matthew A Sleeman, Stephen D Miller
In multiple sclerosis (MS), there is a growing interest in inhibiting the pro-inflammatory effects of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF). We sought to evaluate the therapeutic potential and underlying mechanisms of GM-CSF receptor alpha (Rα) blockade in animal models of MS. We show that GM-CSF signaling inhibition at peak of chronic experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) results in amelioration of disease progression. Similarly, GM-CSF Rα blockade in relapsing-remitting (RR)-EAE model prevented disease relapses and inhibited T cell responses specific for both the inducing and spread myelin peptides, while reducing activation of mDCs and inflammatory monocytes...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641898/sclerosing-odontogenic-carcinoma-current-diagnostic-and-management-considerations-concerning-a-most-unusual-neoplasm
#16
REVIEW
M Hanisch, D Baumhoer, S Elges, L F Fröhlich, J Kleinheinz, S Jung
Sclerosing odontogenic carcinoma (SOC) is a primary intraosseous carcinoma of the jaws that has been listed as a separate entity for the first time in the latest version of the World Health Organization classification of Head and Neck Tumours (2017). The aim of this study was to analyse and interpret the existing literature on SOC in the context of a clinical case treated in the authors' department. A systematic search of the PubMed database was performed in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines, yielding nine cases of SOC reported so far...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641762/laparoscopic-versus-robotic-surgery-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-first-46-consecutive-cases
#17
Paolo Magistri, Giuseppe Tarantino, Cristiano Guidetti, Giacomo Assirati, Tiziana Olivieri, Roberto Ballarin, Andrea Coratti, Fabrizio Di Benedetto
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma has a growing incidence worldwide, and represents a leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. Nowadays, minimally invasive approaches are spreading in every field of surgery and in liver surgery as well. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed demographics, clinical, and pathologic characteristics and short-term outcomes of patients who had undergone minimally invasive resections for hepatocellular carcinoma at our institution between June 2012 and May 2016...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641596/types-and-prevalence-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-poultry
#18
Eva-Maria Saliu, Wilfried Vahjen, Jürgen Zentek
For several billion years, bacteria have developed mechanisms to resist antibacterial substances. In modern time, antibiotics are frequently used in veterinary and human medicine for prevention and treatment of diseases, globally still also for their growth promoting effects as feed additives. This complex situation has evolved in accelerating development and prevalence of multi-drug resistant bacteria in livestock and people. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing bacteria are resistant to a wide range of ß-lactam antibiotics...
June 23, 2017: Animal Health Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641043/radiogenomics-of-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-multireader-multi-institutional-study-from-the-cancer-genome-atlas-ovarian-cancer-imaging-research-group
#19
Hebert Alberto Vargas, Erich P Huang, Yulia Lakhman, Joseph E Ippolito, Priya Bhosale, Vincent Mellnick, Atul B Shinagare, Maria Anello, Justin Kirby, Brenda Fevrier-Sullivan, John Freymann, C Carl Jaffe, Evis Sala
Purpose To evaluate interradiologist agreement on assessments of computed tomography (CT) imaging features of high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC), to assess their associations with time-to-disease progression (TTP) and HGSOC transcriptomic profiles (Classification of Ovarian Cancer [CLOVAR]), and to develop an imaging-based risk score system to predict TTP and CLOVAR profiles. Materials and Methods This study was a multireader, multi-institutional, institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective analysis of 92 patients with HGSOC (median age, 61 years) with abdominopelvic CT before primary cytoreductive surgery available through the Cancer Imaging Archive...
June 22, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640895/the-interplay-of-climate-intervention-and-imported-cases-as-determinants-of-the-2014-dengue-outbreak-in-guangzhou
#20
Qu Cheng, Qinlong Jing, Robert C Spear, John M Marshall, Zhicong Yang, Peng Gong
Dengue is a fast spreading mosquito-borne disease that affects more than half of the population worldwide. An unprecedented outbreak happened in Guangzhou, China in 2014, which contributed 52 percent of all dengue cases that occurred in mainland China between 1990 and 2015. Our previous analysis, based on a deterministic model, concluded that the early timing of the first imported case that triggered local transmission and the excessive rainfall thereafter were the most important determinants of the large final epidemic size in 2014...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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