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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103259/characterization-and-genetic-variation-of-vibrio-cholerae-isolated-from-clinical-and-environmental-sources-in-thailand
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Achiraya Siriphap, Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Rolf S Kaas, Chonchanok Theethakaew, Frank M Aarestrup, Orasa Sutheinkul, Rene S Hendriksen
Cholera is still an important public health problem in several countries, including Thailand. In this study, a collection of clinical and environmental V. cholerae serogroup O1, O139, and non-O1/non-O139 strains originating from Thailand (1983 to 2013) was characterized to determine phenotypic and genotypic traits and to investigate the genetic relatedness. Using a combination of conventional methods and whole genome sequencing (WGS), 78 V. cholerae strains were identified. WGS was used to determine the serogroup, biotype, virulence, mobile genetic elements, and antimicrobial resistance genes using online bioinformatics tools...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096847/transfusion-transmitted-malaria-in-iran-a-narrative-review-article
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Ahmad Mardani, Hossein Keshavarz, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Mahtab Maghsudlu
BACKGROUND: Malaria is the most important transfusion-transmitted infection (TTI) in worldwide after viral hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The main objective of the present study was to review and evaluate the transmission of malaria via blood transfusion in Iran. METHODS: A literature search was done without time limitation in the electronic databases as follows: PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, Web of Science, Science Direct, scientific information database (SID), Magiran, IranMedex and Irandoc...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087812/long-term-effects-of-youth-unemployment-on-mental-health-does-an-economic-crisis-make-a-difference
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Emelie Thern, Jeroen de Munter, Tomas Hemmingsson, Finn Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Ill health is a risk factor and a consequence of unemployment, which might vary depending on the national rate of unemployment. We investigated the long-term effect of youth unemployment on mental health and explored the possible interaction during periods of high (economic crisis) and low (non-crisis) unemployment rates. METHODS: A register-linked population-based cohort study was conducted including individuals aged 17-24 years. The crisis cohort (n=6410) took part in the Labour Force Survey during the economic crisis (1991-1994) in Sweden and the non-crisis cohort (n=8162) took part in the same survey before the crisis (1983-1986)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070258/a-scientific-correlation-between-dystemprament-in-unani-medicine-and-diseases-a-systematic-review
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Sepideh Miraj, Sara Kiani
BACKGROUND: Temperament or mezaj refers to four different humors differentiating in individuals and, as a result, proposes specific therapy for their diseases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to overview the scientific correlation between temperaments in Unani medicine and diseases. METHODS: This study was carried out from March 2015 to February 2016. A computerized search of published articles was performed using PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science, and Medline databases as well as local and regional resources between 1983 and 2014...
November 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060830/association-between-use-of-cannabis-in-adolescence-and-weight-change-into-midlife
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Lexie Zhiyan Jin, Anna Rangan, Jesper Mehlsen, Lars Bo Andersen, Sofus C Larsen, Berit L Heitmann
Cannabis use has been found to stimulate appetite and potentially promote weight gain via activation of the endocannabinoid system. Despite the fact that the onset of cannabis use is typically during adolescence, the association between adolescence cannabis use and long-term change in body weight is generally unknown. This study aims to examine the association between adolescence cannabis use and weight change to midlife, while accounting for the use of other substances. The study applied 20 to 22 years of follow-up data on 712 Danish adolescents aged between 15 and 19 years at baseline...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059586/resource-document-coordination-of-pediatric-emergency-care-in-ems-systems
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Katherine Remick, Toni Gross, Kathleen Adelgais, Manish I Shah, Julie C Leonard, Marianne Gausche-Hill
BACKGROUND: Citing numerous pediatric-specific deficiencies within Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended that EMS systems appoint a pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC) to provide oversight of EMS activities related to care of children, to promote the integration of pediatric elements into day-to-day services as well as local and/or regional disaster planning, and to promote pediatric education across all levels of EMS providers. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to describe the evidence for pediatric coordination across the emergency care continuum...
January 6, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057032/ethical-imperatives-of-timely-access-to-orphan-drugs-is-possible-to-reconcile-economic-incentives-and-patients-health-needs
#7
R Rodriguez-Monguio, T Spargo, E Seoane-Vazquez
BACKGROUND: More than 6,800 rare diseases and conditions have been identified in the US, which affect 25-30 million Americans. In 1983, the US Congress enacted the Orphan Drug Act (ODA) to encourage the development and marketing of drugs to treat rare diseases and conditions. This study analyzed all orphan designations and FDA approvals since 1983 through 2015, discussed the effectiveness of incentives for the development of treatments for rare diseases, and reflected on the ethical imperatives for timely access to orphan drugs...
January 5, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054207/mortality-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-severe-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-the-30-year-university-of-minnesota-experience
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Nathan J Rodgers, Alexander M Kaizer, Weston P Miller, Kyle D Rudser, Paul J Orchard, Elizabeth A Braunlin
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Mucopolysaccharidosis IH (MPS IH, Hurler syndrome) naturally leads to death within the first decade of life, primarily from cardiac and pulmonary causes. To determine how hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has altered mortality, we analyzed our institution's 30-year experience of patients with MPS IH undergoing HSCT. METHODS: Using chart review and the National Death Index, we determined survival status of 134 patients (males = 69) with MPS IH transplanted between 9/16/1983 and 7/25/2013 on 12/31/2013...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042113/not-all-cementless-femoral-stems-are-created-equal-but-the-results-may-be-comparable
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S W Carlson, S S Liu, J J Callaghan
AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the survivorship and radiographic outcomes at ten-year follow-up of three prospective consecutive series of patients each of which received a different design of cementless femoral components for total hip arthroplasty (THA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In Cohort 1, 91 consecutive patients (100 hips) underwent THA with a cementless porous-coated anatomic femoral stem (PCA) between October 1983 and January 1986. In Cohort 2, 86 consecutive patients (100 hips) underwent THA with an extensively porous-coated cementless femoral stem (Prodigy) between June 1994 and October 1997...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039973/tangent-map-intermittency-as-an-approximate-analysis-of-intermittency-in-a-high-dimensional-fully-stochastic-dynamical-system-the-tangled-nature-model
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Alvaro Diaz-Ruelas, Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen, Duccio Piovani, Alberto Robledo
It is well known that low-dimensional nonlinear deterministic maps close to a tangent bifurcation exhibit intermittency and this circumstance has been exploited, e.g., by Procaccia and Schuster [Phys. Rev. A 28, 1210 (1983)], to develop a general theory of 1/f spectra. This suggests it is interesting to study the extent to which the behavior of a high-dimensional stochastic system can be described by such tangent maps. The Tangled Nature (TaNa) Model of evolutionary ecology is an ideal candidate for such a study, a significant model as it is capable of reproducing a broad range of the phenomenology of macroevolution and ecosystems...
December 2016: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034696/molecular-characterization-of-salmonella-typhimurium-isolated-in-brazil-by-crispr-mvlst
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Fernanda Almeida, Marta Inês Cazentini Medeiros, Dália Dos Prazeres Rodrigues, Marc W Allard, Juliana Pfrimer Falcão
CRISPR-multi-locus virulence sequence typing (CRISPR-MVLST) was performed to type 92 S. Typhimurium strains isolated from humans and food sources between 1983 and 2013 in Brazil and assess the suitability of this methodology comparing it with PFGE already used for subtyping the same strains. Among the 92 S. Typhimurium strains studied, we identified 25 CRISPR1 alleles, 27 CRISPR2 alleles, 2 fimH alleles and 3 sseL alleles showing that the genetic variability is much higher in the CRISPRs loci than in the virulence genes...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033477/the-stationary-gaze-task-should-not-be-systematically-used-as-the-control-task-in-studies-of-postural-control
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Cédrick T Bonnet, Sébastien Szaffarczyk
In studies of postural control, a control task is often used to understand significant effects obtained with experimental manipulations. This task should be the easiest task and (therefore) engage the lowest behavioral variability and cognitive workload. Since 1983, the stationary-gaze task is considered as the most relevant control task. Instead, the authors expected that free looking at small targets (white paper or images; visual angle: 12°) could be an easier task. To verify this assumption, 16 young individuals performed stationary-gaze, white-panel, and free-viewing 12° tasks in steady and relaxed stances...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033237/central-nervous-system-blastomycosis-in-children-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Theresa Madigan, Yasaman Fatemi, Elitza S Theel, Amaran Moodley, Thomas G Boyce
We present a 7-year-old boy with chronic meningitis caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis. A review of the literature revealed 32 cases of CNS blastomycosis in children between 1983 and 2016, of which 18 represented parenchymal disease of the brain or spinal cord. Blastomycosis affecting the CNS is rare, but should be considered in children with chronic meningitis.
December 28, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028089/wolbachia-in-parasitoids-attacking-native-european-and-introduced-eastern-cherry-fruit-flies-in-europe
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Hannes Schuler, Peter Kern, Wolfgang Arthofer, Heidrun Vogt, Maximilian Fischer, Christian Stauffer, Markus Riegler
The eastern cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cingulata Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an economically important pest of cherries in North America. In 1983 it was first reported in Europe where it shares its ecological niche with the native European cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi L. (Diptera: Tephritidae). Their coexistence in Europe led to the recent horizontal transmission of the Wolbachia strain wCer1 from R. cerasi to R. cingulata Horizontal Wolbachia transmission is mediated by either sharing of ecological niches or by interacting species such as parasitoids...
December 2016: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027983/effect-of-ammonia-n-and-pathogen-challenge-on-complement-component-8%C3%AE-and-8%C3%AE-expression-in-the-darkbarbel-catfish-pelteobagrus-vachellii
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Chuanjie Qin, Ting Shao, Daxian Zhao, Huiguo Duan, Zhengyong Wen, Dengyue Yuan, Huatao Li, Zemin Qi
The complement components C8α and C8β mediate the formation of the membrane attack complex (MAC) to resist pathogenic bacteria and play important roles in innate immunity. Full-length complement C8α (Pv-C8α) and C8β (Pv-C8β) cDNA were identified in the darkbarbel catfish Pelteobagrus vachellii, and their mRNA expression levels were analyzed after ammonia-N and pathogen treatment. The Pv-C8α gene contained 1983 bp, including a 1794-bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding 598 amino acids. The Pv-C8β gene contained 1952 bp, including a 1761-bp ORF encoding 587 amino acids...
December 24, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027916/vitamin-d-in-saudi-arabia-prevalence-distribution-and-disease-associations
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REVIEW
Nasser M Al-Daghri
More than 33 years have passed since the first paper highlighting vitamin D deficiency as a public health concern in Saudi Arabia was published in 1983. Despite "early" detection,it wasn't until the year 2010 where the interest in vitamin D research grew exponentially worldwide and was finally visible in Saudi clinical and academic areas. Since then,many landmark studies have been generated with regards to the physiologic functions of vitamin D,both skeletal and extra-skeletal. This review is limited to the prevalence,distribution A systematic review on the prevalence studies done in KSA from 2011 to 2016 was done and revealed that the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (<50nmol/l) in Saudi Arabia among different populations (adults,children and adolescents,newborns and pregnant/lactating women) is 81...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017415/comparison-of-industrial-emissions-and-carpet-dust-concentrations-of-polychlorinated-dibenzo-p-dioxins-and-polychlorinated-dibenzofurans-in-a-multi-center-u-s-study
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Nicole C Deziel, John R Nuckols, Rena R Jones, Barry I Graubard, Anneclaire J De Roos, Anjoeka Pronk, Chris Gourley, Joanne S Colt, Mary H Ward
Proximity to facilities emitting polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) has been associated with increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). There is limited information about whether proximity to industrial sources leads to indoor PCDD/F contamination of homes. We measured carpet dust concentrations (pg/g) of 17 toxic PCDD/F congeners and calculated their toxic equivalence (TEQ) in 100 homes in a population-based case-control study of NHL in Detroit, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Iowa (1998-2000)...
December 22, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017306/extent-of-pelvic-lymphadenectomy-and-use-of-adjuvant-vaginal-brachytherapy-for-early-stage-endometrial-cancer
#18
Koji Matsuo, Hiroko Machida, Omar M Ragab, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Huyen Q Pham, Lynda D Roman
OBJECTIVE: To examine trends of adjuvant radiotherapy choice and to examine associations between pelvic lymphadenectomy and radiotherapy choice for women with early-stage endometrial cancer. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program was used to identify surgically treated stage I-II endometrial cancer between 1983 and 2012 (type 1 n=79,474, and type 2 n=25,020). Piecewise linear regression models were used to examine temporal trends of intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT) and whole pelvic radiotherapy (WPRT) use, pelvic lymphadenectomy rate, and sampled node counts...
December 22, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013032/radiation-therapy-for-malignant-phyllodes-tumor-of-the-breast-an-analysis-of-seer-data
#19
Yi-Jun Kim, Kyubo Kim
PURPOSE: Malignant phyllodes tumor of the breast (MPTB) accounts for less than 1% of whole breast neoplasm. Surgery is regarded as the primary treatment of choice in patients with MPTB, but the necessity of postoperative radiation therapy (RT) has been a subject of debate. Our aim was to evaluate effects of postoperative RT for MPTB using a large population database. METHODS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) database (1983-2013), clinico-pathologic prognostic factors were evaluated...
December 22, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009842/sulfur-atom-in-its-bound-state-is-a-unique-element-involved-in-physiological-functions-in-mammals
#20
REVIEW
Shin Koike, Yuki Ogasawara
It was in the 1950s that the term polysulfide or persulfide was introduced in biological studies. The unfamiliar term "sulfane sulfur" sometimes appeared in papers published in the 1970s, and was defined in the review article by Westley in 1983. In the article, sulfane sulfur is described as sulfur atoms that are covalently bound only with sulfur atoms, and as this explanation was somewhat difficult to comprehend, it was not generally accepted. Thus, in the early 1990s, we redefined these sulfur species as "bound sulfur", which easily converts to hydrogen sulfide on reduction with a thiol reducing agent...
December 21, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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