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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551023/a-novel-polytetrafluoroethylene-channel-model-which-simulates-low-levels-of-culturable-bacteria-in-build-up-biofilm-after-repeated-endoscope-reprocessing
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Michelle J Alfa, Maira M Ribeiro, Cristiana da Costa Luciano, Rodrigo Franca, Nancy Olson, Pat DeGagne, Harminder Singh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Clinical studies have shown variable culture results from flexible endoscope channels possibly due to low levels of bacteria that are difficult to extract. The aim of this study was to develop a simulated-use buildup biofilm (BBF) model that mimics low levels of viable bacteria after repeated rounds of aldehyde fixation and accumulation. METHODS: New endoscope channels were exposed to eight days of repeated rounds of biofilm formation using ATS2015 containing Enterococcus faecalis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, rinsing, fixation with glutaraldehyde and rinsing...
May 24, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546706/prognostic-factors-in-indian-patients-operated-for-soft-tissue-sarcomas-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-analysis
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Akshay Tiwari, Swati Shah, Ashwani Kumar Sharma, Sandeep Mehta, Ullas Batra, S K Sharma, A K Dewan
Soft tissue sarcomas are a rare entity. While surgery is established as the mainstay of treatment, the exact role and sequencing of adjuvant therapy is not well defined. Literature on Indian patients with soft tissue sarcoma with respect to clinical profile and prognostic factors is scarce. We retrospectively analysed the data of 112 patients operated for soft tissue sarcoma of extremity or trunk (excluding retroperitoneal and mediastinal sarcomas, round cell histology) at our institute from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542562/identification-and-characteristics-of-extracellular-vesicles-from-bovine-blastocysts-produced-in-vitro
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Edwin A Mellisho, Alejandra E Velásquez, María J Nuñez, Joel G Cabezas, Juan A Cueto, Claudio Fader, Fidel O Castro, Lleretny Rodríguez-Álvarez
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been identified within different body fluids and cell culture media. However, there is very little information on the secretion of these vesicles during early embryonic development. The aims of this work were first to demonstrate the secretion of extracellular vesicles by pre-implantation bovine embryos and second to identify and characterize the population of EVs secreted by bovine blastocysts during the period from day seven to nine of embryo culture and its correlation with further embryo development up to day 11...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541439/the-evolutionary-landscape-of-dbl-like-rhogef-families-adapting-eukaryotic-cells-to-environmental-signals
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Philippe Fort, Anne Blangy
The dynamics of cell morphology in eukaryotes is largely controlled by small GTPases of the Rho family. Rho GTPases are activated by Guanine nucleotide Exchange Factors (RhoGEFs), of which Diffuse B-cell Lymphoma (Dbl)-like members form the largest family. Here we surveyed Dbl-like sequences from 175 eukaryotic genomes and illuminate how the Dbl family evolved in all eukaryotic supergroups. By combining probabilistic phylogenetic approaches and functional domain analysis, we show that the human Dbl-like family is made of 71 members, structured into 20 subfamilies...
May 25, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541435/lessons-from-singapore-s-national-weight-management-program-lose-to-win
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Kathryn Vasquez, Rahul Malhotra, Truls Østbye, Wilson Low, Mei Fen Chan, Ling Chew, Annie Ling
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in Singapore is lower than in most countries, but it is increasing. There is evidence health complications may appear at lower weights among Asians. We describe the evolution of a national weight management program [Lose To Win (LTW)] organized by the Singapore Health Promotion Board from 2009 to 2013. LTW is a 12-week program comprising nutrition education, physical activity and mental wellbeing sessions and interim assessments. Individuals aged 18-69 years with a body mass index (BMI) between 23 and 37...
May 24, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532529/effect-of-childhood-nutrition-counselling-on-intelligence-in-adolescence-a-15-year-follow-up-of-a-cluster-randomised-trial
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Tiago N Munhoz, Iná S Santos, Simone de M Karam, Jose Martines, Gretel Pelto, Raquel Barcelos, Helen Gonçalves, Neiva Cj Valle, Luciana Anselmi, Alicia Matijasevich
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to assess the effects of an early childhood nutrition counselling intervention on intelligence (as measured by the intelligence quotient (IQ)) at age 15-16 years. DESIGN: A single-blind, cluster-randomised trial. SETTING: In 1998, in Southern Brazil, mothers of children aged 18 months or younger were enrolled in a nutrition counselling intervention (n 424). Counselling included encouragement and promotion of exclusive breast-feeding until 6 months of age and continued breast-feeding supplemented by protein-, lipid- and carbohydrate-rich foods after age 6 months up to age 2 years...
May 23, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532440/uptake-of-hiv-testing-in-burkina-faso-an-assessment-of-individual-and-community-level-determinants
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Fati Kirakoya-Samadoulougou, Kévin Jean, Mathieu Maheu-Giroux
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have highlighted a range of individual determinants associated with HIV testing but few have assessed the role of contextual factors. The objective of this paper is to examine the influence of both individual and community-level determinants of HIV testing uptake in Burkina Faso. METHODS: Using nationally representative cross-sectional data from the 2010 Demographic and Health Survey, the determinants of lifetime HIV testing were examined for sexually active women (n = 14,656) and men (n = 5680) using modified Poisson regression models...
May 22, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528878/occupational-prognosis-factors-for-ulnar-nerve-entrapment-at-the-elbow-a-systematic-review
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M Fadel, R Lancigu, G Raimbeau, Y Roquelaure, A Descatha
Although ulnar nerve entrapment is the second most common entrapment neuropathy, there is a dearth of studies identifying occupational prognosis factors. We carried out a systematic review of the occupational prognosis factors for ulnar nerve entrapment in order to identify professions at risks and allow better follow-up for their workers. Using the key words, "ulnar OR cubital", "neuropathy OR tunnel", and "work OR occupational" without limitations, original prospective studies were selected from four databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library) after two rounds (valid design, valid prognosis outcome reported, valid work exposure)...
May 18, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528731/-hidradenocarcinoma-of-the-heel-associated-with-inguinal-metastases
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W Labbardi, F Hali, F Marnissi, B Cribier, S Chiheb
BACKGROUND: Hidradenocarcinoma is a rare malignant tumour involving the sweat glands. It classically arises de novo, only rarely resulting from pre-existing hidradenoma. The literature contains few reports of lymph node metastasis in this tumour. We report a case of a patient with hidradenocarcinoma of the heel associated with inguinal node metastases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the case of a 64-year-old patient with a history of chronic smoking, who in the last two years developed a painless nodule in his right heel, with no prior injury, and which gradually increased in size to become an ulcerated tumour...
May 18, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528500/using-poly-glutamic-acid-as-soil-washing-agent-to-remediate-heavy-metal-contaminated-soils
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Zong-Han Yang, Cheng-Di Dong, Chiu-Wen Chen, Yih-Terng Sheu, Chih-Ming Kao
The extraction efficiency of heavy metals from soils using three forms of gamma poly-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) as the washing agents was investigated. Controlling factors including agent concentrations, extraction time, pH, and liquid to soil ratio were evaluated to determine the optimum operational conditions. The distribution of heavy metal species in soils before and after extraction processes was analyzed. Up to 46 and 74% of heavy metal removal efficiencies were achieved with one round and a sequential extraction process using H-bonding form of γ-PGA (200 mM) with washing time of 40 min, liquid to solid ratio of 10 to 1, and pH of 6...
May 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526075/testing-times-trends-in-availability-price-and-market-share-of-malaria-diagnostics-in-the-public-and-private-healthcare-sector-across-eight-sub-saharan-african-countries-from-2009-to-2015
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Kara Hanson, Catherine Goodman
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization guidelines have recommended that all cases of suspected malaria should receive a confirmatory test with microscopy or a malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT), however evidence from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) illustrates that only one-third of children under five with a recent fever received a test. The aim of this study was to evaluate availability, price and market share of microscopy and RDT from 2009/11 to 2014/15 in 8 SSA countries, to better understand barriers to improving access to malaria confirmatory testing in the public and private health sectors...
May 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526055/developing-a-proxy-version-of-the-adult-social-care-outcome-toolkit-ascot
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Stacey Rand, James Caiels, Grace Collins, Julien Forder
BACKGROUND: Social care-related quality of life is a key outcome indicator used in the evaluation of social care interventions and policy. It is not, however, always possible to collect quality of life data by self-report even with adaptations for people with cognitive or communication impairments. A new proxy-report version of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) measure of social care-related quality of life was developed to address the issues of wider inclusion of people with cognitive or communication difficulties who may otherwise be systematically excluded...
May 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525915/a-triumph-for-the-agency-for-healthcare-research-and-quality-safety-program-for-long-term-care-moving-beyond-round-up-the-usual-suspects
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Elizabeth G Turnipseed, C Seth Landefeld
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May 19, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521114/msc-ecm-cellular-complexes-induce-periodontal-tissue-regeneration
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M Takewaki, M Kajiya, K Takeda, S Sasaki, S Motoike, N Komatsu, S Matsuda, K Ouhara, N Mizuno, T Fujita, H Kurihara
Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which possess self-renewing properties and multipotency, into a periodontal defect is thought to be a useful option for periodontal tissue regeneration. However, developing more reliable and predictable implantation techniques is still needed. Recently, we generated clumps of an MSC/extracellular matrix (ECM) complex (C-MSC), which consisted of cells and self-produced ECM. C-MSCs can regulate their cellular functions in vitro and can be grafted into a defect site, without any artificial scaffold, to induce bone regeneration...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509821/minimum-information-for-studies-evaluating-biologics-in-orthopaedics-mibo-platelet-rich-plasma-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Iain R Murray, Andrew G Geeslin, Ewan B Goudie, Frank A Petrigliano, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: A comprehensive approach to the evaluation of biologic therapies for musculoskeletal conditions is required to guide appropriate future use. Clinical studies evaluating platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are limited by inadequate reporting of scientific details critical to outcome. We developed minimum reporting requirements for clinical studies evaluating PRP and MSCs using Delphi consensus methods. METHODS: The need for consensus on the minimum reporting requirements for studies evaluating biologics was identified at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/Orthopaedic Research Society (AAOS/ORS) Biologic Treatments for Orthopaedic Injuries Symposium in 2015 and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Biologic Treatments for Sports Injuries II Think Tank in 2015...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508558/individual-survival-curves-comparing-subjective-and-observed-mortality-risks
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Luc Bissonnette, Michael D Hurd, Pierre-Carl Michaud
We compare individual survival curves constructed from objective (actual mortality) and elicited subjective information (probability of survival to a given target age). We develop a methodology to estimate jointly subjective and objective individual survival curves accounting for rounding on subjective reports of perceived survival. We make use of the long follow-up period in the Health and Retirement Study and the high quality of mortality data to estimate individual survival curves that feature both observed and unobserved heterogeneity...
May 15, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505973/vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-cognitive-function-trajectories-in-older-adults-the-rancho-bernardo-study
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Gail A Laughlin, Donna Kritz-Silverstein, Jaclyn Bergstrom, Emilie T Reas, Simerjot K Jassal, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Linda K McEvoy
BACKGROUND: Evidence of a role for vitamin D (VitD) in cognitive aging is mixed and based primarily on extreme VitD deficiency. We evaluated the association of VitD insufficiency with cognitive function in older, community-dwelling adults living in a temperate climate with year-round sunshine. METHODS: A population-based longitudinal study of 1,058 adults (median age 75; 62% women) who had cognitive function assessed and serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitaminD (25OHD) measured in 1997-99 and were followed for up to three additional cognitive function assessments over a 12-year period...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502876/novel-strategy-in-giant-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-treatment-the-case-experience-in-a-combination-of-photodynamic-therapy-and-surgery
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Wenbo Bu, Yan Wang, Xu Chen, Fang Fang
Case A 90-year-old Chinese man presented to our hospital with a one-year history of a large neoplasm on his right cheek (figure). The patient did not have subjective symptoms but emitted an obvious stench. However, the patient has significant embarrassment and difficult on social interaction due to abnormal appearance and foul smell from lesion. A clinical examination showed that the tumor size was 7cm * 6.5cm * 1.5cm. An X-ray examination showed that the deep tumor was not associated with any bone destruction...
May 11, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501805/neurological-tests-improve-after-olympic-style-boxing-bouts-a-pretournament-and-post-tournament-study-in-the-2016-women-s-world-boxing-championships
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David R Howell, William P Meehan, Michael P Loosemore, Joseph Cummiskey, Jean-Paul Grabner von Rosenberg, David McDonagh
AIM: To prospectively examine the neurocognitive, postural, dual-task and visual abilities of female Olympic-style boxers before and after participation in a tournament. METHODS: Sixty-one females completed the modified Balance Error Scoring System (mBESS), King-Devick test and 3 m timed-up-and-go test in single-task and dual-task conditions. A subset (n=31) completed the CogState computerised neurocognitive test. Initial testing was completed prior to the 2016 Women's World Boxing Championships; each participant repeated the testing protocol within a day of elimination...
May 13, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498076/cochlear-implantation-in-mondini-s-deformity-could-the-straight-electrode-array-with-length-of-31%C3%A2-mm-be-fully-inserted
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Jia-Qiang Sun, Jing-Wu Sun, Xiao-Yan Hou
CONCLUSIONS: The straight electrode array with length of 31 mm can be fully inserted using round window insertion in cochlear implantation with Mondini's deformity. It is a safe and effective process, but also a challenging task of the full implantation in children with Mondini's deformity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to discuss whether the straight electrode array with a length of 31 mm could be fully inserted in cochlear implantation with Mondini's deformity...
February 22, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
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