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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165657/rotavirus-vaccination-can-be-performed-without-viral-dissemination-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Hiroyuki Hiramatsu, Ryota Suzuki, Arisa Nagatani, Hiroko Boda, Masafumi Miyata, Fumihiko Hattori, Hiroki Miura, Ken Sugata, Shigeki Yamada, Satoshi Komoto, Koki Taniguchi, Masaru Ihira, Naoko Nishimura, Takao Ozaki, Tetsushi Yoshikawa
Background: This study was conducted to assess transmissibility of the vaccine strains after RV vaccination in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Methods: Rotateq (RV5) or Rotarix (RV1) was administered to infants admitted to the NICU. Vaccinated infants (VIs, n=19) and unvaccinated infants (UVIs, n=49) whose beds were located in close proximity to the VIs were enrolled in this study. Fecal shedding of vaccine viruses and spreading of the vaccine strains within the NICU were examined using real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164279/elemental-concentrations-in-roadside-dust-along-two-national-highways-in-northern-vietnam-and-the-health-risk-implication
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Thai Ha Phi, Pham Minh Chinh, Doan Danh Cuong, Luong Thi Mai Ly, Nguyen Van Thinh, Phong K Thai
There is a need to assess the risk of exposure to metals via roadside dust in Vietnam where many people live along the road/highways and are constantly exposed to roadside dust. In this study, we collected dust samples at 55 locations along two major Highways in north-east Vietnam, which passed through different land use areas. Samples were sieved into three different particle sizes and analyzed for concentrations of eight metals using a X-ray fluorescence instrument. The concentrations and environmental indices (EF, I geo) of metals were used to evaluate the degree of pollution in the samples...
November 21, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164082/acute-septic-arthritis-of-the-knee-caused-by-kingella-kingae-in-a-5-year-old-cameroonian-boy
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Nawal El Houmami, Dimitri Ceroni, Karine Codjo Seignon, Jean-Christophe Pons, Cédric Lambert, Guillaume André Durand, Philippe Minodier, Léopold Lamah, Philippe Bidet, Jacques Schrenzel, Didier Raoult, Pierre-Edouard Fournier
Kingella kingae is an important cause of invasive infections in young children from Western countries. Although increasing reports indicate that this organism is the leading agent of bone and joint infections in early childhood, data on K. kingae infections from resource-limited settings are scarce, and none has yet been reported in Africa. We herein report the diagnostic and epidemiological investigations of the first case of K. kingae arthritis identified in a child from sub-Saharan Africa. A 5-year-old Cameroonian boy presented with a sudden painful limp which appeared in the course of a mild rhinopharyngitis...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162240/influence-of-gap-size-screw-configuration-and-nail-materials-in-the-stability-of-anterograde-reamed-intramedullary-nail-in-femoral-transverse-fractures
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Sergio Gabarre, Jorge Albareda, Luis Gracia, Sergio Puértolas, Elena Ibarz, Antonio Herrera
Femoral shaft fractures are among the most severe injuries of the skeleton. They are associated with high morbidity and mortality. The most appropriate treatment depending on the type of fracture and location level should be chosen. A finite element model of the femur has been developed, analyzing various types of fractures in the subtrochanteric and diaphyseal supracondylar area, with several gap sizes, being stabilized with a single combination of screws for the intramedullary nail. The mechanical strength of the nail against bending and compression efforts was studied comparing two materials for the nail: stainless steel and titanium alloy...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162133/humoral-response-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-targets-neural-precursor-cells-in-the-central-nervous-system-of-naive-rodents
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Evangelia Kesidou, Olga Touloumi, Roza Lagoudaki, Evangelia Nousiopoulou, Paschalis Theotokis, Kyriaki-Nepheli Poulatsidou, Marina Boziki, Evangelia Kofidou, Nickoleta Delivanoglou, Fani Minti, Georgios Hadjigeorgiou, Nikolaos Grigoriadis, Constantina Simeonidou
BACKGROUND: Neural precursor cells (NPCs) located in the subventricular zone (SVZ), a well-defined NPC niche, play a crucial role in central nervous system (CNS) homeostasis. Moreover, NPCs are involved in the endogenous reparative process both in multiple sclerosis (MS) and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). However, the possibility that NPCs may be vulnerable to immune-related components may not be ruled out. Therefore, we investigated the potential affinity of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-induced humoral response(s) to NPCs...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161780/assessment-of-relationship-of-abo-blood-groups-among-tobacco-induced-oral-cancer-patients-of-kanpur-population-uttar-pradesh
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Gayathri Ramesh, Anuradha Katiyar, Amrita Raj, Amit Kumar, Ramesh Nagarajappa, Amit Pandey
Background: The possibility of association between ABO blood groups and malignancy was first discussed by Anderson DE & Haas C. The association between blood group and oral cancer is least explored and hence this study was undertaken to evaluate relationship of ABO blood groups with an increased risk for oral cancer. Materials and method: The present study was conducted at various cancer hospitals in Kanpur. The study samples comprised 100 oral cancer patients and 50 controls with tobacco chewing habit...
November 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158976/intraspecific-variation-in-the-diet-of-the-mexican-garter-snake-thamnophis-eques
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Javier Manjarrez, Martha Pacheco-Tinoco, Crystian S Venegas-Barrera
The Mexican Garter Snake (Thamnophis eques) is a terrestrial-aquatic generalist that feeds on both aquatic and terrestrial prey. We describe size-related variation and sexual variation in the diet of T. eques through analysis of 262 samples of identifiable stomach contents in snakes from 23 locations on the Mexican Plateau. The snake T. eques we studied consumed mostly fish, followed in lesser amounts by leeches, earthworms, frogs, and tadpoles. Correspondence analysis suggested that the frequency of consumption of various prey items differed between the categories of age but not between sex of snakes, and the general pattern was a reduction of prey item diversity with size of snake...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157579/sleep-location-and-parent-perceived-sleep-outcomes-in-older-infants
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Jodi A Mindell, Erin S Leichman, Russel M Walters
OBJECTIVES: Initial studies indicate more independent and consolidated sleep in the first few months in infants who sleep separately. Little is known, however, about the relationship of sleep location (separate room, room-sharing, bed-sharing) with sleep outcomes in older infants (ages 6-12 months). It was expected that those who sleep in a separate room would have better parent-perceived sleep outcomes and more positive sleep health behaviors. METHODS: Parents of 6236 infants (6-12 months) in the United States (US) and 3798 in an international sample (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, and New Zealand) completed a smartphone app-based expanded version of the validated Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire...
November 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157164/concentrations-and-number-size-distribution-of-fine-and-nanoparticles-in-a-traditional-finnish-bakery
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Antti Karjalainen, Maija Leppänen, Jani Leskinen, Tiina Torvela, Pertti Pasanen, Jarkko Tissari, Mirella Miettinen
In bakeries, high concentrations of flour dust can exist and ovens release particles into the air as well. Particle concentrations (mass, number) and number size distribution may vary considerably but the variation is not commonly studied. Furthermore, the role of the smallest size fractions is rarely considered in the exposure assessment due to their small mass. The objectives of this work were to find out how concentrations and number size distribution of fine and nanoparticles vary in a traditional Finnish bakery, and to determine the exposure of a dough maker to the nanoparticle fraction of the inhalable dust...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157038/applying-u-s-national-guidelines-for-ototoxicity-monitoring-in-adult-patients-perspectives-on-patient-populations-service-gaps-barriers-and-solutions
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Dawn Konrad-Martin, Gayla L Poling, Angela C Garinis, Candice E Ortiz, Jennifer Hopper, Keri O'Connell Bennett, Marilyn F Dille
OBJECTIVES: To promote establishment of effective ototoxicity monitoring programs (OMPs), this report reviews the U.S. national audiology guidelines in relation to "real world" OMP application. Background is provided on the mechanisms, risks and clinical presentation of hearing loss associated with major classes of ototoxic medications. DESIGN: This is a non-systematic review using PubMed, national and international agency websites, personal communications between ototoxicity experts, and results of unpublished research...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156283/opportunities-and-challenges-of-applications-of-satellite-derived-sun-induced-fluorescence-at-relatively-high-spatial-resolution
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Xinchen Lu, Xiao Cheng, Xianglan Li, Jianwu Tang
Estimating gross primary production (GPP) regionally and globally remains challenging despite its primary role in driving ecosystem productivity and carbon cycling. Recently, satellite-derived sun-induced fluorescence (SIF) provides an alternative approach to investigate GPP from space. However, our ability to apply SIF to estimating GPP at large scales is still lacking, primarily because the SIF-GPP relationships at various spatial and temporal scales are not fully understood. The coarse spatial representativeness (around 0...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153948/rh-blood-phenotyping-d-e-e-c-c-microarrays-using-multichannel-surface-plasmon-resonance-imaging
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Chinnawut Pipatpanukul, Sasaki Takeya, Akira Baba, Ratthasart Amarit, Armote Somboonkaew, Boonsong Sutapun, Pimpun Kitpoka, Mongkol Kunakorn, Toemsak Srikhirin
The application of Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging (SPRi) for the detection of transmembrane antigen of the Rhesus (Rh) blood group system is demonstrated. Clinically significant Rh blood group system antigens, including D, C, E, c, and e, can be simultaneously identified via solid phase immobilization assay, which offers significant time savings and assay simplification. Red blood cells (RBCs) flowed through the micro-channel, where a suitable condition for Rh blood group detection was an RBC dilution of 1:10 with a stop-flow condition...
November 2, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153523/uncertainty-assessment-of-the-breath-methane-concentration-method-to-determine-methane-production-of-dairy-cows
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Liansun Wu, Peter W G Groot Koerkamp, Nico Ogink
The breath methane concentration method uses the methane concentrations in the cow's breath during feed bin visits as a proxy for the methane production rate. The objective of this study was to assess the uncertainty of a breath methane concentration method in a feeder and its capability to measure and rank cows' methane production. A range of controlled methane fluxes from a so-called artificial reference cow were dosed in a feed bin, and its exhaled air was sampled by a tube inside the feeder and analyzed...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153070/-the-importance-of-the-contribution-of-rapid-test-serological-and-molecular-methods-in-the-diagnosis-of-two-imported-malaria-cases-with-atypical-microscopy
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Orçun Zorbozan, Hüsnü Pullukçu, Esra Atalay Şahar, Muhammet Karakavuk, Hüseyin Can, Varol Tunali, Mert Döşkaya, Nevin Turgay, Seray Töz, Ahmet Özbilgin
Malaria is a widespread and life-threatening disease in tropical and subtropical regions. In patients with typical clinical symptoms, malaria is considered as a preliminary diagnosis if there is a travel history to malaria-endemic areas. The basis of the laboratory diagnosis of malaria is the microscopic examination of Giemsa stained smears. On the other hand, the diagnosis and differentiation of Plasmodium species with microscopic examination may have some difficulties. In the first case, adifferent appearance from the classical Plasmodium vivax erythrocytic forms in infected erythrocytes were detected in 1% of all erythrocytes in thin smear blood preparations of a 26-year-old male with complaints of fever and chills and a story of travel to Nigeria...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153052/palliative-care-issues-and-challenges-in-saudi-arabia-knowledge-assessment-among-nursing-students
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Omar Mohammad Khraisat, Mahmoud Hamdan, Mohannad Ghazzawwi
BACKGROUND: Nurses are the heart of the palliative care team who provide high standards of care since they spend the longest time with patients. However, lack of adequate knowledge of palliative care is considered as one of the main obstacles to palliative care improvement. AIM: A survey was conducted to assess Saudi nursing students' knowledge about palliative care. METHODS: Using a descriptive design, 154 students who enrolled in first year and who will graduate within 1 year were surveyed in a nursing college located in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152890/influenza-associated-severe-acute-respiratory-infections-in-two-sentinel-sites-in-lebanon-september-2015-to-august-2016
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Majd Saleh, Lara Bazzi, Ebstissam Ismail, Lina Mroueh, Nisrine Jammal, Amgad Elkholy, Pamela Mrad, Ahmad Al Samadi, Ahmad Hijazi, Firass Abiad, Ghazi Nsouli, Alissar Rady, Wasiq Khan, Mamunur Malik, Pierre Zalloua, Walid Ammar, Nada Ghosn
BACKGROUND: Given the sparse information on burden of influenza in Lebanon, the Ministry of Public Health established a sentinel surveillance for Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) to identify the attribution of influenza to reported cases. We aim to highlight the proportion of influenza-associated SARI from September 1(st) 2015 to August 31(st) 2016 in two Lebanese hospitals. METHODS: The study was conducted in two sentinel sites located in Beirut suburbs and Southern province of Lebanon...
November 20, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152740/microwave-as-a-rapid-cooking-method-for-beef-tenderness-evaluation
#17
Douglas R G Silva, Ludimila C Fernandez, Robledo A Torres Filho, Paulo R Fontes, Alcinéia L S Ramos, Eduardo M Ramos
M. Semitendinosus steaks were grouped according to three locations (proximal, middle and distal end), grilled to endpoint temperature of 71°C or cooked for 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 s in a microwave oven (Mw). The location did not affect (P > 0.05) the cooking loss (CL) or shear force (SF) values. The CL increased (P < 0.05) with longer microwave cooking times, but only the Mw40 samples did not differ (P > 0.05) from the grill samples. None of the microwaves' SF values were different (P > 0...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149208/synergistic-effects-of-the-components-of-global-change-increased-vegetation-dynamics-in-open-forest-steppe-grasslands-driven-by-wildfires-and-year-to-year-precipitation-differences
#18
Miklós Kertész, Réka Aszalós, Attila Lengyel, Gábor Ónodi
Climate change and land use change are two major elements of human-induced global environmental change. In temperate grasslands and woodlands, increasing frequency of extreme weather events like droughts and increasing severity of wildfires has altered the structure and dynamics of vegetation. In this paper, we studied the impact of wildfires and the year-to-year differences in precipitation on species composition changes in semi-arid grasslands of a forest-steppe complex ecosystem which has been partially disturbed by wildfires...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147806/depression-loneliness-and-sexual-risk-taking-among-hiv-negative-unknown-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china
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Xiaoyou Su, A Ning Zhou, Jianjun Li, Ling-En Shi, Xiping Huan, Hongjing Yan, Chongyi Wei
Research conducted among men who have sex with men (MSM) in high-income countries has demonstrated that negative mental health is one of the significant drivers of HIV infection, and few studies have examined the status of mental health among MSM in China. We sought to describe depression and loneliness and identify their correlates among Chinese MSM. A cross-sectional study was conducted among HIV-negative or unknown status MSM in 2014. Time-location sampling and online convenience sampling methods were employed...
November 16, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146065/post-thaw-boar-sperm-motility-is-affected-by-prolonged-storage-of-sperm-in-liquid-nitrogen-a-retrospective-study
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Junwei Li, Inmaculada Parrilla, Maria D Ortega, Emilio A Martinez, Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez, Jordi Roca
Owing to the quick genetic turnover of the pig industry, most AI-boar sires live 2-3 yr, a period during which for 1-2 yr their semen is extended and used in liquid form for AI. Despite showing low cryosurvival, affecting fertility after AI, boar semen is frozen for easiness of transport overseas and reposition of valuable genetics. For the latter, semen is stored in liquid nitrogen (LN2, cryostorage) for many years, a controversial practice. Here we studied how length of cryostorage could affect sperm quality...
November 13, 2017: Cryobiology
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