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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217437/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-in-a-healthy-young-female-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#1
Ahmed Dirweesh, Chikezie Alvarez, Muhammad Khan, Donald Christmas
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is an uncommon finding in young adults presenting usually without any comorbidities or an underlying pathology. It is most commonly due to alveolar rupture in the setting of an inciting event such an underlying asthma, barotrauma, valsalva maneuver, or esophageal rupture. Individuals can have varying presentations, from chest pain, dyspnea and dysphagia, to anxiety, weakness, or facial and neck swelling. The majority of patients have subcutaneous emphysema on examination and can have abnormal laboratory findings such as an elevated C-reactive proteins and leukocytosis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214947/the-redistribution-of-non-breeding-dunlins-in-response-to-the-post-ddt-recovery-of-falcons
#2
Ronald C Ydenberg, Jennifer Barrett, David B Lank, Cailin Xu, Michiel Faber
Large-scale changes in predator populations are occurring worldwide due to (re-)introductions, over-exploitation, or recovery after decimation by pesticides and persecution. These widespread changes may affect the distribution of their prey. We studied the continental-scale distributions of non-breeding Calidris alpina pacifica and C. a. hudsonia (Pacific and Atlantic dunlins, respectively), as numbers of their major predators-peregrines (Falco peregrinus) and merlins (F. columbarius; together 'falcons')-increased after DDT was banned in 1973...
February 18, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211037/diffuse-scarring-alopecia-in-a-female-pattern-hair-loss-distribution
#3
Bonnie Fergie, Gurpreet Khaira, Vicki Howard, Sally de Zwaan
We describe three cases of hair loss in a female pattern hair loss (FPHL) distribution with histologic features of lichen planopilaris (LPP). All patients had a history of diffuse, gradual hair loss in a Christmas tree pattern that clinically presented as FPHL on gross and dermoscopic examination. Notably, there were no characteristic clinical signs of LPP and no histologic features of FPHL. These cases are most consistent with cicatricial pattern hair loss (CPHL). This relatively new entity is similar to fibrosing alopecia in a pattern distribution (FAPD) in that they are both scarring alopecias confined to a FPHL distribution, but CPHL lacks the clinical signs of perifollicular erythema and perifollicular keratosis seen in FAPD...
February 17, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210187/christmas-tree-cataract
#4
Neha Goel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190576/field-portable-xrf-reveals-the-ubiquity-of-antimony-in-plastic-consumer-products
#5
Andrew Turner, Montserrat Filella
Very little systematic information exists on the occurrence and concentrations of antimony (Sb) in consumer products. In this study, a Niton XL3t field-portable-X-ray fluorescence (FP-XRF) spectrometer was deployed in situ and in the laboratory to provide quantitative information on Sb dissipated in plastic items and fixtures (including rubber, textile and foamed materials) from the domestic, school, vehicular and office settings. The metalloid was detected in 18% of over 800 measurements performed, with concentrations ranging from about 60 to 60,000μgg(-1)...
February 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187570/first-record-of-cephenniini-on-christmas-island-with-updated-checklist-of-world-i-cephennomicrus-i-species-and-summary-of-their-distribution-coleoptera-staphylinidae-scydmaeninae
#6
Paweł Jałoszyński
The tribe Cephenniini is reported for the first time to occur on Christmas Island (external territory of the Commonwealth of Australia). Cephennomicrus lawrencei sp. n. is described and illustrated; the new species shows similarities to several Oriental and Japanese congeners, with the endophallic complex of long flagellum flanked by elongate sclerites especially similar to that of Indonesian C. fesumatranus Jałoszyński. The distribution of world Cephennomicrus species is summarized, ranging from southern and central-eastern Africa, Madagascar, Indian Ocean islands, through Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, south-eastern China and Taiwan, the Ryukyus and Tsushima Island, eastern Papua New Guinea to Australia and southern Pacific islands...
February 6, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176551/-calm-compassionate-paula-helped-me-through-severe-depression
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(no author information available yet)
I met healthcare assistant Paula Lawrence within the first two days of my admission to the Welland Centre for patients with mental health difficulties. I was an inpatient for 12 days, right through Christmas.
February 8, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145488/targeted-capture-to-assess-neutral-genomic-variation-in-the-narrow-leaf-hopbush-across-a-continental-biodiversity-refugium
#8
Matthew J Christmas, Ed Biffin, Martin F Breed, Andrew J Lowe
The Adelaide geosyncline, a mountainous region in central southern Australia, is purported to be an important continental refugium for Mediterranean and semi-arid Australian biota, yet few population genetic studies have been conducted to test this theory. Here, we focus on a plant species distributed widely throughout the region, the narrow-leaf hopbush, Dodonaea viscosa ssp. angustissima, and examine its genetic diversity and population structure. We used a hybrid-capture target enrichment technique to selectively sequence over 700 genes from 89 individuals across 17 sampling locations...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139387/the-influence-of-patient-and-surgeon-specific-factors-on-operative-duration-and-early-postoperative-outcomes-in-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Jonathan C Clark, Peter Simon, Rachel E Clark, Kaitlyn N Christmas, Jesse W Allert, Jonathan J Streit, Mark A Mighell, Alfred Hess, Jeffrey Stone, Mark A Frankle
BACKGROUND: Increased operative duration has been shown to have demonstrable effects on the outcomes and complications in multiple areas of orthopedic surgery. We sought to determine if patient- and surgeon-specific factors correlated to operative duration in shoulder arthroplasty. Our hypothesis was that increased surgeon and trainee volume would decrease operative times and that more complex pathology would increase operative duration. METHODS: A retrospective review of primary and revision total and reverse shoulder arthroplasties performed at a single institution from 2012 through 2015 was performed evaluating the correlation between specific patient and surgeon factors and operative duration...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128088/gestational-pityriasis-rosea-suggestions-for-approaching-affected-pregnant-women
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Alexandra Monastirli, Efstathia Pasmatzi, George Badavanis, Dionysios Tsambaos
Dear Editor, Pityriasis rosea is a common, acute, and self-limiting dermatosis, which is associated with the endogenous systemic reactivation of human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 and/or HHV-7 (1). It predominantly affects individuals of both sexes in their second or third decade of life and is clinically characterized by the occurrence of an initial erythematosquamous plaque followed by the appearance of disseminated similar but smaller lesions one or two weeks later. Several patients develop systemic symptoms such as nausea, anorexia, malaise, headache, fever, arthralgia, and lymphadenopathy that may precede or accompany the eruption; the latter follows the cleavage lines of the trunk creating the configuration of a Christmas tree and spontaneously resolves within 4 to 8 weeks...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122095/endoscopic-view-of-balloon-dilation-for-excision-of-a-sphenoid-cyst
#11
Dewey A Christmas, Joseph P Mirante, Eiji Yanagisawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098255/annual-time-series-analysis-of-aqueous-edna-reveals-ecologically-relevant-dynamics-of-lake-ecosystem-biodiversity
#12
Iliana Bista, Gary R Carvalho, Kerry Walsh, Mathew Seymour, Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Delphine Lallias, Martin Christmas, Simon Creer
The use of environmental DNA (eDNA) in biodiversity assessments offers a step-change in sensitivity, throughput and simultaneous measures of ecosystem diversity and function. There remains, however, a need to examine eDNA persistence in the wild through simultaneous temporal measures of eDNA and biota. Here, we use metabarcoding of two markers of different lengths, derived from an annual time series of aqueous lake eDNA to examine temporal shifts in ecosystem biodiversity and in an ecologically important group of macroinvertebrates (Diptera: Chironomidae)...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088363/seasonal-variations-of-u-s-mortality-rates-roles-of-solar-ultraviolet-b-doses-vitamin-d-gene-exp-ression-and-infections
#13
REVIEW
William B Grant, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, Barbara J Boucher
Death rates in the U.S. show a pronounced seasonality. The broad seasonal variation shows about 25% higher death rates in winter than in summer with an additional few percent increase associated with the Christmas and New Year's holidays. A pronounced increase in death rates also starts in mid-September, shortly after the school year begins. The causes of death with large contributions to the observed seasonality include diseases of the circulatory system; the respiratory system; the digestive system; and endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087750/christmas-greetings-2016-from-the-european-heart-journal
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054928/editorial-message-making-it-christmas-every-day
#15
Terry Treadwell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034628/mitochondrial-genome-of-the-christmas-tree-worm-spirobranchus-giganteus-annelida-serpulidae-reveals-a-high-substitution-rate-among-annelids
#16
Victor Corrêa Seixas, Claudia Augusta de Moraes Russo, Paulo Cesar Paiva
Here we describe, for the first time, the mitochondrial genome of Spirobranchus giganteus (Annelida: Serpulidae) and compare it with all available annelid mitogenomes. The entire mitogenome has 22,058bp in length and bears 12 protein-coding genes (the ATP8 gene is missing), two rRNA, and 24 tRNA genes. The nucleotide composition and GC-skew are surprisingly different from those reported for other annelids. In addition, the pairwise genetic distances between the mitogenomes of S. giganteus and other annelids are higher than the distances for all annelid taxa analyzed...
March 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031258/christmas-new-year-influenza-lull-not-too-late-for-vaccination
#17
EDITORIAL
James L Hadler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029708/comparison-of-maximum-force-to-failure-of-4-thoracostomy-tube-connecting-devices
#18
Ιoannis Psathas, Lysimachos G Papazoglou, Dimitrios Bikiaris, Ioannis Savvas, Georgios Kazakos, Eleni Basdani
OBJECTIVE: To compare the maximum force and displacement to failure of 4 different types of thoracostomy tube connecting devices. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental in vitro study. STUDY POPULATION: Four types of thoracostomy tube connecting devices (n = 10 each). METHODS: Four different connecting device configurations (10 constructs each) were tested by maximum distraction to failure using a dynamometer: (1) CTTWW-a 3-way connector with a male luer slip attached to a thoracostomy tube by a Christmas tree adapter and secured to the tube with 21 gauge orthopedic wire; (2) CTTWRCW-a 3-way connector with a male luer lock with a rotating collar attached to a tube by a Christmas tree adapter and secured to the tube with 21 gauge orthopedic wire; (3) LVSBC-a Lopez valve attached to a tube with its short-barbed connector; and (4) LVLBC-a Lopez valve attached to a tube with its long-barbed connector...
February 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018629/the-ecological-connectivity-of-whale-shark-aggregations-in-the-indian-ocean-a-photo-identification-approach
#19
Samantha Andrzejaczek, Jessica Meeuwig, David Rowat, Simon Pierce, Tim Davies, Rebecca Fisher, Mark Meekan
Genetic and modelling studies suggest that seasonal aggregations of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) at coastal sites in the tropics may be linked by migration. Here, we used photo-identification (photo-ID) data collected by both citizen scientists and researchers to assess the connectedness of five whale shark aggregation sites across the entire Indian Ocean at timescales of up to a decade. We used the semi-automated program I(3)S (Individual Interactive Identification System) to compare photographs of the unique natural marking patterns of individual whale sharks collected from aggregations at Mozambique, the Seychelles, the Maldives, Christmas Island (Australia) and Ningaloo Reef (Australia)...
November 2016: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009426/-christmas-balls-a-christmas-carol-by-the-adolescent-cancer-patients-of-the-milan-youth-project
#20
Andrea Ferrari, Stefano Signoroni, Matteo Silva, Paola Gaggiotti, Laura Veneroni, Chiara Magni, Michela Casanova, Stefano Chiaravalli, Mirko Capelletti, Pietro Lapidari, Carlo Alfredo Clerici, Maura Massimino
The Youth Project is a program developed at the Pediatric Oncology Unit at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan, dedicated to adolescents and young adults with cancer. Among its various goals, the Youth Project organizes structured creative activities with the support of professionals, with the objective of offering young people a new way to express their hopes and fears. This article describes a project centered around music: patients created a Christmas carol with the help of musicians and authors. The adolescents explained with their own words the meaning of the lyrics, telling the story of a Christmas spent in a cancer hospital ward...
December 19, 2016: Tumori
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