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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718026/solid-phase-extraction-of-multi-class-pharmaceuticals-from-environmental-water-samples-onto-modified-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-followed-by-lc-ms-ms
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Bojana Lalović, Tatjana Đurkić, Marija Vukčević, Ivona Janković-Častvan, Ana Kalijadis, Zoran Laušević, Mila Laušević
In this paper, pristine and chemically treated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were employed as solid-phase extraction sorbents for the isolation and enrichment of multi-class pharmaceuticals from the surface water and groundwater, prior to liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis. Thirteen pharmaceuticals that belong to different therapeutical classes (erythromycin, azithromycin, sulfamethoxazole, diazepam, lorazepam, carbamazepine, metoprolol, bisoprolol, enalapril, cilazapril, simvastatin, clopidogrel, diclofenac) and two metabolites of metamizole (4-acetylaminoantipyrine and 4-formylaminoantipyrine) were selected for this study...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699426/management-of-hemothorax-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-ruptured-aneurysms
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Mila H Ju, Michael J Nooromid, Heron E Rodriguez, Mark K Eskandari
Background Thoracic aortic aneurysm rupture is often a fatal condition. Emergent thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has emerged as a suitable treatment option. Unfortunately, respiratory complications from hemothorax continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality even after successful management of the aortic rupture. We hypothesize that early hemothorax decompression after TEVAR for ruptured aneurysms decreases the rate of postoperative respiratory complications. Methods Single-center, retrospective eight-year review of ruptured thoracic aneurysms treated with TEVAR...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696733/controlling-the-topological-sector-of-magnetic-solitons-in-exfoliated-cr_-1-3-nbs_-2-crystals
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L Wang, N Chepiga, D-K Ki, L Li, F Li, W Zhu, Y Kato, O S Ovchinnikova, F Mila, I Martin, D Mandrus, A F Morpurgo
We investigate manifestations of topological order in monoaxial helimagnet Cr_{1/3}NbS_{2} by performing transport measurements on ultrathin crystals. Upon sweeping the magnetic field perpendicularly to the helical axis, crystals thicker than one helix pitch (48 nm) but much thinner than the magnetic domain size (∼1  μm) are found to exhibit sharp and hysteretic resistance jumps. We show that these phenomena originate from transitions between topological sectors with a different number of magnetic solitons...
June 23, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687275/avoidance-of-cow-s-milk-based-formula-for-at-risk-infants-does-not-reduce-development-of-celiac-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mila Hyytinen, Erkki Savilahti, Suvi M Virtanen, Taina Härkönen, Jorma Ilonen, Kristiina Luopajärvi, Raivo Uibo, Outi Vaarala, Hans K Åkerblom, Mikael Knip
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Feeding during first months of life might affect risk of celiac disease. Individuals with celiac disease or type 1 diabetes have been reported to have high titers of antibodies against cow´s milk proteins. Avoidance of cow's milk-based formula for infants with genetic susceptibility for type 1 diabetes reduced the cumulative incidence of diabetes-associated autoantibodies. We performed a randomized controlled trial, in the same population, to study whether weaning to an extensively hydrolyzed formula reduced the risk of celiac disease autoimmunity or celiac disease...
July 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685150/genetic-mutations-and-epigenetic-modifications-driving-cancer-and-informing-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Krysta Mila Coyle, Jeanette E Boudreau, Paola Marcato
Cancer treatment is undergoing a significant revolution from "one-size-fits-all" cytotoxic therapies to tailored approaches that precisely target molecular alterations. Precision strategies for drug development and patient stratification, based on the molecular features of tumors, are the next logical step in a long history of approaches to cancer therapy. In this review, we discuss the history of cancer treatment from generic natural extracts and radical surgical procedures to site-specific and combinatorial treatment regimens, which have incrementally improved patient outcomes...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679894/the-evotion-decision-support-system-utilizing-it-for-public-health-policy-making-in-hearing-loss
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Panagiotis Katrakazas, Lyubov Trenkova, Josip Milas, Dario Brdaric, Dimitris Koutsouris
As Decision Support Systems start to play a significant role in decision making, especially in the field of public-health policy making, we present an initial attempt to formulate such a system in the concept of public health policy making for hearing loss related problems. Justification for the system's conceptual architecture and its key functionalities are presented. The introduction of the EVOTION DSS sets a key innovation and a basis for paradigm shift in policymaking, by incorporating relevant models, big data analytics and generic demographic data...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674145/the-strataa-study-protocol-a-programme-to-assess-the-burden-of-enteric-fever-in-bangladesh-malawi-and-nepal-using-prospective-population-census-passive-surveillance-serological-studies-and-healthcare-utilisation-surveys
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Thomas C Darton, James E Meiring, Susan Tonks, Md Arifuzzaman Khan, Farhana Khanam, Mila Shakya, Deus Thindwa, Stephen Baker, Buddha Basnyat, John D Clemens, Gordon Dougan, Christiane Dolecek, Sarah J Dunstan, Melita A Gordon, Robert S Heyderman, Kathryn E Holt, Virginia E Pitzer, Firdausi Qadri, K Zaman, Andrew J Pollard
INTRODUCTION: Invasive infections caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi and Paratyphi A are estimated to account for 12-27 million febrile illness episodes worldwide annually. Determining the true burden of typhoidal Salmonellae infections is hindered by lack of population-based studies and adequate laboratory diagnostics.The Strategic Typhoid alliance across Africa and Asia study takes a systematic approach to measuring the age-stratified burden of clinical and subclinical disease caused by typhoidal Salmonellae infections at three high-incidence urban sites in Africa and Asia...
July 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664293/targeting-autophagy-to-modulate-cell-survival-a-comparative-analysis-in-cancer-normal-and-embryonic-cells
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Aleksandra Divac Rankov, Mila Ljujić, Marija Petrić, Dragica Radojković, Milica Pešić, Jelena Dinić
Autophagy is linked to multiple cancer-related signaling pathways, and represents a defense mechanism for cancer cells under therapeutic stress. The crosstalk between apoptosis and autophagy is essential for both tumorigenesis and embryonic development. We studied the influence of autophagy on cell survival in pro-apoptotic conditions induced by anticancer drugs in three model systems: human cancer cells (NCI-H460, COR-L23 and U87), human normal cells (HaCaT and MRC-5) and zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio). Autophagy induction with AZD2014 and tamoxifen antagonized the pro-apoptotic effect of chemotherapeutics doxorubicin and cisplatin in cell lines, while autophagy inhibition by wortmannin and chloroquine synergized the action of both anticancer agents...
June 29, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637590/evaluation-of-readmissions-due-to-surgical-site-infections-a-potential-target-for-quality-improvement
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Romil Shah, Emily Pavey, Mila Ju, Ryan Merkow, Ravi Rajaram, Michael W Wandling, Mark E Cohen, Allison Dahlke, Anthony Yang, Karl Bilimoria
INTRODUCTION: Readmissions have become a focus of pay-for-performance programs. Surgical site infections (SSI) are the reason for most readmissions. Readmissions for SSI could be a unique target for quality improvement. METHODS: Readmission risk for SSI were evaluated for patients undergoing colectomies from 2013 to 2014. Hazard models were developed to examine factors associated with and hospital-level variation in risk-adjusted rates of readmission for SSI. RESULTS: Among 59,088 patients at 525 hospitals, the rate of readmissions for SSI ranged from 1...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622787/monitoring-of-the-newborn-dog-and-prediction-of-neonatal-mortality
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Hanna Mila, Aurélien Grellet, Marine Delebarre, Claire Mariani, Alexandre Feugier, Sylvie Chastant-Maillard
Despite the high neonatal mortality rate in puppies, pertinent criteria for health evaluation of the newborns are not defined. This study was thus designed to measure and to characterize factors of variation of six health parameters in dog neonates, and to evaluate their value as predictors of neonatal mortality. A total of 347 purebred puppies under identical conditions of housing and management were examined within the first 8h after birth and then at Day 1. The first health evaluation included Apgar score, weight, blood glucose, lactate and β-hydroxybutyrate concentration, rectal temperature and urine specific gravity (SG)...
August 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617938/fragile-x-syndrome-an-overview-and-update-of-the-fmr1-gene
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REVIEW
Montserrat Mila, Maria Isabel Alvarez-Mora, Irene Madrigal, Laia Rodriguez-Revenga
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and the leading form of the monogenic cause of autism. FMR1 premutation is the first single-gene cause of primary ovarian failure (FXPOI) and one of the most common causes of ataxia (FXTAS), multiple additional phenotypes such as fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, migraine headaches, sleep disturbances, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, central pain syndrome, neuropathy and neuropsychiatric alterations has been described. Clinical involvement in men and women carrying the FMR1 premutation currently constitutes a real health problem in the society that should be taken into account...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609984/a-new-species-of-i-pamphagus-i-orthoptera-pamphagidae-from-algeria-with-a-key-to-all-the-species-of-the-genus
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Naima Benkenana, Bruno Massa
The authors describe Pamphagus milevitanus n. sp. occurring in the North and South highlands of Constantine, in Mila, Setif and Oum-el Bouaghi provinces, where it is fairly common. They compare the characters of this species with those of the most related species of the genus and present a complete plate and a key to all the species of the genus Pamphagus known to date.
April 12, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599819/between-the-best-way-to-deliver-patient-care-and-chaos-and-low-clinical-value-general-practitioners-and-practice-managers-views-on-data-sharing
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Mila Petrova, Matthew Barclay, Sam S Barclay, Stephen I G Barclay
OBJECTIVE: In the UK, General Practitioners and Practice Managers are key to enabling health information exchange (typically referred to as 'data sharing'). This study aimed to survey GPs and PMs for familiarity, engagement with and perceptions of patient data sharing. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey. All 107 general practices in England's second largest Clinical Commissioning Group, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG. Descriptive statistics; hierarchical logistic regression; thematic analysis...
August 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591430/qualitative-hplc-dad-esi-tof-ms-analysis-cytotoxic-and-apoptotic-effects-of-croatian-endemic-centaurea-ragusina-l-aqueous-extracts
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Mila Radan, Ivana Carev, Vele Tešević, Olivera Politeo, Vedrana Čikeš Čulić
Centaurea ragusina L., an endemic Croatian plant species, revealed a good cytotoxic activity of aqueous extracts on human bladder (T24) and human glioblastoma (A1235) cancer cell lines. The chemical constituents were tentatively identified using high performance liquid chromatography HPLC-DAD-ESI-TOF-MS in negative ionization mode. The main compounds of herba extract were sesquiterpene lactones: solstitialin A-3, 13 diacetate and epoxyrepdiolide; organic acid: quinic acid. The main compounds of flower extract were organic acids: quinic acid, citric acid and malic acid; sesquiterpene lactone: cynaropicrin; phenolic compounds: chlorogenic acid and phenylpropanoid: syringin...
June 7, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571612/microbiological-quality-of-argentinian-paprika
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María G Melo González, Stella M Romero, Mila Arjona, Ada G Larumbe, Graciela Vaamonde
The aim of this study was to evaluate the microbiological quality of paprika produced in Catamarca, Argentina. Microbiological analyses were carried out for the enumeration of total aerobic mesophilic bacteria, coliforms, yeasts and molds, and the detection of Salmonella in samples obtained from different local producers during three consecutive years. The mycobiota was identified paying special attention to the mycotoxigenic molds. Standard plate counts of aerobic mesophilic bacteria ranged from 2.7×10(5) to 3...
May 29, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570206/increased-incidence-of-gonorrhoea-and-chlamydia-in-greenland-1990-2012
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Mila Broby Johansen, Anders Koch, Jan Wohlfahrt, Mads Kamper-Jørgensen, Steen Hoffmann, Bolette Soborg
BACKGROUND: Since the 1970s, Greenland has presented the highest reported incidence rates of the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) gonorrhoea and chlamydia in the Arctic regions. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe sex- and age-specific incidence rates of gonorrhoea and chlamydia from 1990 to 2012 in Greenland, and to evaluate if changes in case definitions, diagnostic procedures and implementation of STI interventions during the period coincide with rate changes...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569991/the-role-of-5-lipoxygenase-in-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-induced-alveolar-bone-loss
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Mila Fernandes Moreira Madeira, Celso Martins Queiroz Junior, Jôice Dias Corrêa, Sílvia Maria Cordeiro Werneck, Fabiana Simão Machado, Thiago Mattar Cunha, Gustavo Pompermaier Garlet, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Tarcília Aparecida da Silva, Daniele G Souza
AIM: Leukotrienes (LTs) are pro-inflammatory lipid mediators formed by the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO). The involvement of 5-LO metabolites in periodontal disease (PD) is not well defined. This study aimed to assess the role of 5-LO in experimental PD induced by Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In vivo experiments were carried out using SV129 wild type (WT) and 5-LO deficient (5lo(-/-) ) mice inoculated with Aa. Osteoclasts were stimulated in vitro with AaLPS in the presence or not of selective inhibitors of the 5-LO pathway, or LTB4 or platelet-activating factor (PAF), since PAF has already been shown to increase osteoclast activity...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567315/respiratory-syncytial-virus-associated-myocarditis-requiring-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Anamaria Milas, Aditya Shah, Neesha Anand, Meghan Saunders-Kurban, Samir Patel
Severe fulminant myocarditis causing cardiogenic shock can be a rapidly progressing, life threatening condition. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very rare infectious culprit infrequently described in medical literature as a cause of myocarditis, particularly in adults. We present a case of acute fulminant myocarditis in a patient with PCR positive RSV infection requiring venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO).
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551066/socially-induced-plasticity-in-sensorimotor-gating-in-the-african-cichlid-fish-astatotilapia-burtoni
#19
Heike Neumeister, Mila Adelman, William Gallagher, Jiangtao Gou, Karin Merrins, Melissa Perkowski, Stephanie Shih, Beth Terranova, Thomas Preuss
Deficits in prepulse inhibition (PPI), social defeat and social withdrawal are hallmark features of several neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. However, the link between social environment and PPI i.e., the possible role of social defeat in driving PPI plasticity, is far from clear. Here we explored these questions in the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni, where males exist as two distinct yet reversible phenotypes. In fish communities, DOMs exhibit frequent aggressive and territorial behaviors, threatening and attacking SUBs, which respond either by engaging in fights and fleeing, or by avoiding interaction with DOMs altogether...
May 24, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550081/randomized-controlled-trial-for-the-effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-vascular-stiffness-in-ckd
#20
Adeera Levin, Mila Tang, Taylor Perry, Nadia Zalunardo, Monica Beaulieu, Joshua A Dubland, Kelly Zerr, Ognjenka Djurdjev
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D is implicated in vascular health in CKD. This study compared placebo, calcifediol, and calcitriol treatment with changes in vascular stiffness, BP, proteinuria, mineral metabolism parameters, C-reactive protein, and fibroblast growth factor 23 in patients with stable CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a double-blind, randomized controlled trial in out-patient CKD clinics in Vancouver, Canada, from February of 2011 to August of 2014, enrolling 119 patients with an eGFR of 15-45 ml/min per 1...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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