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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727845/emergent-multisystemic-enterococcus-infection-threatens-endangered-christmas-island-reptile-populations
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Karrie Rose, Jessica Agius, Jane Hall, Paul Thompson, John-Sebastian Eden, Mukesh Srivastava, Brendan Tiernan, Cheryl Jenkins, David Phalen
Multisystemic infections with a morphologically unusual bacterium were first observed in captive critically endangered Lister's geckos (Lepidodactylus listeri) on Christmas Island in October 2014. Since then the infection was identified in another captive critically endangered lizard species, the blue-tailed skink (Cryptoblepharus egeriae) and two species of invasive geckos; the four clawed gecko (Gehyra mutilata) and Asian house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus), in a wide geographic range across the east side of the island...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693589/the-recurrent-campylobacteriosis-epidemic-over-christmas-and-new-year-in-european-countries-2006-2014
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Philipp Justus Bless, Claudia Schmutz, Daniel Mäusezahl
OBJECTIVE: Campylobacteriosis is the most frequently reported foodborne disease in Europe with a notification rate of 71 per 100,000 population in the European Union in 2014. Surveillance data show a clear seasonality whereby case numbers peak during summer months in entire Europe and at the turn of the year, especially in Germany and Switzerland. A detailed description of European surveillance data by country at the turn of the year was missing so far. The objectives of the presented work were to describe national surveillance data of The European Surveillance System for 14 countries during winter times and to generate hypotheses for the observed seasonality of campylobacteriosis cases...
July 11, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690791/bioclimatic-transect-networks-powerful-observatories-of-ecological-change
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Stefan Caddy-Retalic, Alan N Andersen, Michael J Aspinwall, Martin F Breed, Margaret Byrne, Matthew J Christmas, Ning Dong, Bradley J Evans, Damien A Fordham, Greg R Guerin, Ary A Hoffmann, Alice C Hughes, Stephen J van Leeuwen, Francesca A McInerney, Suzanne M Prober, Maurizio Rossetto, Paul D Rymer, Dorothy A Steane, Glenda M Wardle, Andrew J Lowe
Transects that traverse substantial climate gradients are important tools for climate change research and allow questions on the extent to which phenotypic variation associates with climate, the link between climate and species distributions, and variation in sensitivity to climate change among biomes to be addressed. However, the potential limitations of individual transect studies have recently been highlighted. Here, we argue that replicating and networking transects, along with the introduction of experimental treatments, addresses these concerns...
July 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660638/using-search-engines-to-investigate-shared-migraine-experiences
#4
Sara M Burns, Dana P Turner, Katherine E Sexton, Hao Deng, Timothy T Houle
OBJECTIVES: To investigate migraine patterns in the United States using Google search data and utilize this information to better understand societal-level trends. Additionally, we aimed to evaluate time-series relationships between migraines and social factors. BACKGROUND: Extensive research has been done on clinical factors associated with migraines, yet population-level social factors have not been widely explored. Migraine internet search data may provide insight into migraine trends beyond information that can be gleaned from other sources...
June 28, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642520/christmas-issue-2017-call-for-content
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636726/endoscopic-view-of-a-dumbbell-shaped-sphenoid-fungal-mass
#6
Dewey A Christmas, Joseph P Mirante, Eiji Yanagisawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610316/a-new-whitefly-genus-and-species-himalayaleyrodes-sarcococcae-dubey-hemiptera-aleyrodidae-infesting-christmas-box-buxaceae-in-western-himalaya-india
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Anil Kumar Dubey, Sudhir Singh
Puparia, immatures and adults of a new whitefly genus and species, Himalayaleyrodes sarcococcae Dubey are described from the Western Himalaya, India. The new species was found feeding on leaves as well as on green stems of Sarcococca saligna (D. Don) Muell. Biological information, habitus, line arts, photomicrographs of holotype and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images are given for this new taxon. Also, we discuss similarities and dissimilarities of puparia of the new genus with its closely related genus Bemisia Quaintance & Baker...
May 24, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609999/speciation-in-indo-pacific-swiftlets-aves-apodidae-integrating-molecular-and-phenotypic-data-for-a-new-provisional-taxonomy-of-the-i-collocalia-i-i-esculenta-i-complex
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Frank E Rheindt, Les Christidis, Janette A Norman, James A Eaton, Keren R Sadanandan, Richard Schodde
White-bellied swiftlets of the Collocalia esculenta complex constitute a radiation of colony-breeding swifts distributed throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific region. Resolution of their taxonomy is challenging due to their morphological uniformity. To analyze the evolutionary history of this complex, we combine new biometric measurements and results from plumage assessment of museum specimens with novel as well as previously published molecular data. Together, this body of information constitutes the largest systematic dataset for white-bellied swiftlets yet compiled, drawn from 809 individuals belonging to 32 taxa for which new molecular, biometric, and/or plumage data are presented...
April 7, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595145/potential-value-of-phosphate-compounds-in-enhancing-immobilization-and-reducing-bioavailability-of-mixed-heavy-metal-contaminants-in-shooting-range-soil
#9
B Seshadri, N S Bolan, G Choppala, A Kunhikrishnan, P Sanderson, H Wang, L D Currie, Daniel C W Tsang, Y S Ok, G Kim
Shooting range soils contain mixed heavy metal contaminants including lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and zinc (Zn). Phosphate (P) compounds have been used to immobilize these metals, particularly Pb, thereby reducing their bioavailability. However, research on immobilization of Pb's co-contaminants showed the relative importance of soluble and insoluble P compounds, which is critical in evaluating the overall success of in situ stabilization practice in the sustainable remediation of mixed heavy metal contaminated soils...
June 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570972/bromine-in-plastic-consumer-products-evidence-for-the-widespread-recycling-of-electronic-waste
#10
Andrew Turner, Montserrat Filella
A range of plastic consumer products and components thereof have been analysed by x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry in a low density mode for Br as a surrogate for brominated flame retardant (BFR) content. Bromine was detected in about 42% of 267 analyses performed on electronic (and electrical) samples and 18% of 789 analyses performed on non-electronic samples, with respective concentrations ranging from 1.8 to 171,000μgg(-1) and 2.6 to 28,500μgg(-1). Amongst the electronic items, the highest concentrations of Br were encountered in relatively small appliances, many of which predated 2005 (e...
May 29, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559688/the-mental-health-of-children-and-parents-detained-on-christmas-island-secondary-analysis-of-an-australian-human-rights-commission-data-set
#11
Sarah Mares
This paper describes secondary analysis of previously unreported data collected during the 2014 Australian Human Rights Commission Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention. The aim was to examine the mental health of asylum-seeking parents and children during prolonged immigration detention and to consider the human rights implications of the findings. The average period of detention was seven months. Data includes 166 Kessler 10 Scales (K10) and 70 Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires (SDQ) for children aged 3-17 and parental concerns about 48 infants...
December 2016: Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543420/from-the-foundation-up
#12
Daniel Callahan
In 2019, The Hastings Center will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. It is more than a bit staggering to think how far we have come since 1969. When I floated the idea of a center on bioethics to my friend and neighbor, psychiatrist Willard Gaylin, at a Christmas party in 1968-even before the word "bioethics" was used-I had only the fuzziest idea of where that would take us. Neither Will nor I had run anything, nor did we know how to raise money to support an organization. We would and did learn how, but much of what we did in those early years was made up on the fly...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538628/the-east-s-injury-control-and-violence-prevention-committee-s-annual-distracted-driving-outreach-event-evaluating-attitude-and-behavior-change-in-high-school-students
#13
Lisa Allee, Tracey Dechert, Sowmya R Rao, Marie Crandall, Ashley Christmas, Alexander Eastman, Thomas Duncan, Shannon Foster
BACKGROUND: The National Center for Statistics and Analysis report at least 8 deaths and 1,160 daily injuries due to distracted driving (DD) in the U.S. Drivers under age 20 are most likely to incur a distraction related fatal crash. We aimed to determine short and long term impact of a multi-modal educational program including student developed interventions, simulated driving experiences, and presentations by law enforcement and medical personnel. METHODS: A single day program aimed at teen DD prevention was conducted at a high school targeting students age 15 to 19 years old...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496537/post-colonoscopy-colonic-perforation-presenting-with-subcutaneous-emphysema-a-case-report
#14
Muhammad Khan, Muhammad Ijaz, Sumera Bukhari, Ahmed Dirweesh, Donald Christmas
Colonoscopy is performed for both diagnostic and therapeutic indications. Although rare, associated complications can be quite serious. The frequency of these complications depends mainly on the skills of the physicians doing the procedure, and the diagnostic or therapeutic indications. Major complications include adverse anesthetic related events, aspiration pneumonia, bleeding, and colonic perforation. We present a rare case of a post-colonoscopy perforation presenting with subcutaneous emphysema and free mediastinal, and intra-peritoneal air...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496532/lack-of-association-between-the-clinical-outcome-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-and-current-steroids-use
#15
Ahmed Dirweesh, Chikezie Alvarez, Muhammad Khan, Bushra Ambreen, Rishitha Yelisetti, Shaikh Fawwad Hamiz, Sana Zia, Muhammad Tahir, Vincent A DeBari, Donald Christmas, Sara Wallach
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in patients on systemic steroids for various indications to patients not on steroids in term of disease severity, and associated morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of all patients with CDI at our hospital from January 2011 to December 2016. Patients were evaluated for baseline characteristics, comorbidities, medications, disease severity, disease-related length of stay (LOS) from the diagnosis of CDI to discharge, need for surgical intervention, and disease-related mortality...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489247/endoscopic-view-of-long-term-patency-of-the-sphenoid-ostium-following-balloon-dilation
#16
Joseph P Mirante, Dewey A Christmas, Eiji Yanagisawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456074/the-paradox-of-public-holidays-hospital-treated-self-harm-and-associated-factors
#17
Eve Griffin, Christina B Dillon, Grace O'Regan, Paul Corcoran, Ivan J Perry, Ella Arensman
BACKGROUND: Recent research on the patterns of self-harm around public holidays is lacking. This study used national data to examine the patterns of hospital-treated self-harm during public holidays, and to examine associated factors. METHODS: Data on self-harm presentations to all emergency departments were obtained from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland. The association between self-harm presentations and public holidays was examined using univariate and multivariate Poisson regression analyses...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437186/leptospira-species-in-feral-cats-and-black-rats-from-western-australia-and-christmas-island
#18
Narelle A Dybing, Caroline Jacobson, Peter Irwin, David Algar, Peter J Adams
Leptospirosis is a neglected, re-emerging bacterial disease with both zoonotic and conservation implications. Rats and livestock are considered the usual sources of human infection, but all mammalian species are capable of carrying Leptospira spp. and transmitting pathogenic leptospires in their urine, and uncertainty remains about the ecology and transmission dynamics of Leptospira in different regions. In light of a recent case of human leptospirosis on tropical Christmas Island, this study aimed to investigate the role of introduced animals (feral cats and black rats) as carriers of pathogenic Leptospira spp...
May 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428846/long-term-and-widespread-changes-in-agricultural-practices-influence-ring-necked-pheasant-abundance-in-california
#19
Peter S Coates, Brianne E Brussee, Kristy B Howe, Joseph P Fleskes, Ian A Dwight, Daniel P Connelly, Matt G Meshriy, Scott C Gardner
Declines in bird populations in agricultural regions of North America and Europe have been attributed to agricultural industrialization, increases in use of agrochemical application, and increased predation related to habitat modification. Based on count data compiled from Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) from 1974 to 2012, Christmas Bird Count (CBC) collected from 1914 to 2013, and hunter data from Annual Game Take Survey (AGTS) for years 1948-2010, ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) in California have experienced substantial declines in agricultural environments...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424137/improvement-of-treatment-outcomes-after-implementation-of-a-massive-transfusion-protocol-a-level-i-trauma-center-experience
#20
Andrew Nunn, Peter Fischer, Ronald Sing, Megan Templin, Michael Avery, A Britton Christmas
We assessed the effectiveness of the implementation of an institutional massive transfusion protocol (MTP) for resuscitation with a 1:1:1 transfusion ratio of packed red blood cell (PRBC), fresh frozen plasma, and platelet units. In a Level I trauma center database, all trauma admissions (2004-2012) that received massive transfusions (≥10 units PRBCs in the first 24 hours) were reviewed retrospectively. Demographic data, transfusion ratios, and outcomes were compared before (PRE) and after (POST) MTP implementation in May 2008...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
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