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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735468/the-effect-of-water-contamination-and-host-related-factors-on-ectoparasite-load-in-an-insectivorous-bat
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Carmi Korine, Shai Pilosof, Amit Gross, Juan B Morales-Malacara, Boris R Krasnov
We examined the effects of sex, age, and reproductive state of the insectivorous bat Pipistrellus kuhlii on the abundance and prevalence of arthropod ectoparasites (Macronyssidae and Cimicidae) in habitats with either sewage-polluted or natural bodies of water, in the Negev Desert, Israel. We chose water pollution as an environmental factor because of the importance of water availability in desert environments, particularly for P. kuhlii, which needs to drink on a daily basis. We predicted that parasite infestation rates would be affected by both environment and demographic cohort of the host...
July 22, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735158/the-criterion-validity-and-intra-rater-reliability-of-the-japanese-version-of-the-functional-mobility-scale-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Nobuaki Himuro, Hisato Nishibu, Hirokazu Abe, Mitsuru Mori
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a Japanese version of the Functional Mobility Scale (FMS), and examine the criterion validity and intra-rater reliability of the FMS in Japan. METHODS: The translation of the FMS was performed according to international standards for the translation of measurements. For criterion validity, 111 children with cerebral palsy (mean age; 12year 1mo±3year 7mo; range 5-18) were rated the Japanese version of the FMS and Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS)...
July 20, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734716/short-term-clinical-outcome-of-an-anatomic-short-stem-humeral-component-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Anthony A Romeo, Robert J Thorsness, Shelby A Sumner, Reuben Gobezie, Evan S Lederman, Patrick J Denard
BACKGROUND: Short-stem press-fit humeral components have recently been developed in an effort to preserve bone in total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), but few studies have reported outcomes of these devices. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term clinical outcomes of an anatomic short-stem humeral component in TSA. We hypothesized that the implant would lead to significant functional improvement with low rates of radiographic loosening. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective review was performed of TSAs using an anatomic short-stem humeral component (Apex; Arthrex, Inc...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732919/injectable-thermosensitive-hydrogel-containing-hyaluronic-acid-and-chitosan-as-a-barrier-for-prevention-of-postoperative-peritoneal-adhesion
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Chih-Hao Chen, Shih-Hsien Chen, Shih-Hsuan Mao, Ming-Jin Tsai, Pang-Yun Chou, Chien-Hung Liao, Jyh-Ping Chen
Peritoneal adhesion is one of the common complications after abdominal surgery. Injectable thermosensitive hydrogel could serve as an ideal barrier to prevent this postoperative tissue adhesion. In this study, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAm) was grafted to chitosan (CS) and the polymer was further conjugated with hyaluronic acid (HA) to form thermosensitive HA-CS-PNIPAm hydrogel. Aqueous solutions of PNIPAm and HA-CS-PNIPAm at 10%(w/v) are both free-flowing and injectable at room temperature and exhibit sol-gel phase transition around 31°C; however, HA-CS-PNIPAm shows less volume shrinkage after gelation and higher complex modulus than PNIPAm...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731401/intraoperative-perception-and-estimates-on-extent-of-resection-during-awake-glioma-surgery-overcoming-the-learning-curve
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Darryl Lau, Shawn L Hervey-Jumper, Seunggu J Han, Mitchel S Berger
OBJECTIVE There is ample evidence that extent of resection (EOR) is associated with improved outcomes for glioma surgery. However, it is often difficult to accurately estimate EOR intraoperatively, and surgeon accuracy has yet to be reviewed. In this study, the authors quantitatively assessed the accuracy of intraoperative perception of EOR during awake craniotomy for tumor resection. METHODS A single-surgeon experience of performing awake craniotomies for tumor resection over a 17-year period was examined...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728459/effect-of-a-12-week-physical-activity-program-on-gross-motor-skills-in-children
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Ryan D Burns, You Fu, Yi Fang, James C Hannon, Timothy A Brusseau
This study examined the effects of a 12-week Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) on gross motor skill development in children from low-income families. Participants were 1,460 school-aged children (mean age = 8.4 ± 1.8 years; 730 girls, 730 boys) recruited from three schools receiving U.S. governmental financial assistance. Students were recruited from grades K-6. CSPAP was implemented over one semester during the 2014-2015 school year. Select gross motor skill items were assessed during each student's physical education class at baseline and at a 12-week follow-up using the Test for Gross Motor Development-2nd Edition (TGMD-2)...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728174/a-global-view-on-output-and-outcomes-of-cataract-surgery-with-national-indices-of-socioeconomic-development
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Wei Wang, William Yan, Andreas Müller, Mingguang He
Purpose: Cataract blindness accounts for a substantial proportion of blindness worldwide. Understanding the correlations between national levels of socioeconomic development with the quantity and quality of cataract surgery may provide insight for the prioritization and resource allocation for blindness prevention programs. Methods: The relationships between human development index (HDI), gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, and cataract surgical coverage (CSC) and visual outcome of cataract surgery were examined in a multinational study utilizing secondary data from the repository for Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB), World Health Organization, Global Burden of Disease, United Nations, and the World Bank...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727106/increasing-dietary-inclusions-of-camelina-cake-fed-to-pigs-from-weaning-to-slaughter-safety-growth-performance-carcass-traits-and-n-3-enrichment-of-pork
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M N Smit, E Beltranena
Feeding cake with remaining oil content not only provides additional dietary energy but may also enrich pork with -3 fatty acids. Limited information is available on feeding camelina cake to pigs relating to feeding safety (toxicity), growth performance, and efficacy of -3 enrichment of pork. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of feeding increasing camelina cake (12.2% crude fat) inclusions in diets for nursery and grower-finisher pigs. In total, 128 pigs (9.2 kg BW) were randomly allocated by sex to 32 nursery pens for 4 wk and were then moved and combined into 16 mixed-sex grower-finisher pens...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727065/effects-of-feeding-camelina-cake-to-weaned-pigs-on-safety-growth-performance-and-fatty-acid-composition-of-pork
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M N Smit, E Beltranena
Feeding cake with remaining oil contributes dietary energy (fat) in addition to protein (AA) and may provide an opportunity to enrich the n-3 fatty acid content of pork. Information regarding safety, growth performance, and efficacy of feeding camelina cake to pigs is limited. We therefore evaluated the effects of camelina cake inclusion in pig nursery diets. In total, 192 pigs (9.4 kg BW) were randomly allocated by sex to 48 pens, 2 heavy and 2 light pigs per pen. Pigs were fed 1 of 4 wheat-based diets including camelina cake (0%, 6%, 12%, or 18%; variety Celine) replacing soybean meal for 4 wk...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726586/application-of-ureterorenoscope-and-flexible-ureterorenoscope-lithotripsy-in-removing-calculus-from-extracorporeal-living-donor-renal-graft-a-single-center-experience
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Chun-Hua Lin, Zuo-Fu Zhang, Jiahui Wang, Lu-Xin Yu, Wen-Ting Wang, Lei Shi, Xiang-Nan Lin
Here, we reported our clinical application of ureterorenoscope (URS) and flexible URS lithotripsy in stone removal on 10 cases of excised living donor kidney graft. After the extraction of donor kidney by retroperitoneal laparoscopy, the donor graft was perfused with 4 °C HCA solution. Calculus between 2-4 mm were removed intact with lithotomy forceps under direct vision of URS. Larger calculi of >4 mm were fractured with flexible URS combining holmium laser lithotripsy. Fragments of the calculus were extracted with basket extractor and lithotomy forceps...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722694/early-life-vincristine-exposure-evokes-mechanical-pain-hypersensitivity-in-the-developing-rat
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Katie A Schappacher, Lauren Styczynski, Mark L Baccei
Vincristine (VNC) is commonly used to treat pediatric cancers, including the most prevalent childhood malignancy, acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Although clinical evidence suggests that VNC causes peripheral neuropathy in children, the degree to which pediatric chemotherapeutic regimens influence pain sensitivity throughout life remains unclear, in part because of the lack of an established animal model of chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain during early life. Therefore, this study investigated the effects of VNC exposure between postnatal days (P) 11 and 21 on mechanical and thermal pain sensitivity in the developing rat...
May 30, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717420/comprehensive-toxicity-and-immunogenicity-studies-reveal-minimal-effects-in-mice-following-sustained-dosing-of-extracellular-vesicles-derived-from-hek293t-cells
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Xiaohua Zhu, Mohamed Badawi, Steven Pomeroy, Dhruvitkumar S Sutaria, Zhiliang Xie, Alice Baek, Jinmai Jiang, Ola A Elgamal, Xiaokui Mo, Krista La Perle, Jeffrey Chalmers, Thomas D Schmittgen, Mitch A Phelps
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are under evaluation as therapeutics or as vehicles for drug delivery. Preclinical studies of EVs often use mice or other animal models to assess efficacy and disposition. However, as most EVs under evaluation are derived from human cells, they may elicit immune responses which may contribute to toxicities or enhanced EV clearance. Furthermore, EVs from different cell sources or EVs comprising various cargo may differ with respect to immunogenicity or toxicity. To assess EV-induced immune response and toxicity, we dosed C57BL/6 mice with EVs intravenously and intraperitoneally for 3 weeks...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715908/ptsd-psychotherapy-outcome-predicted-by-brain-activation-during-emotional-reactivity-and-regulation
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Gregory A Fonzo, Madeleine S Goodkind, Desmond J Oathes, Yevgeniya V Zaiko, Meredith Harvey, Kathy K Peng, M Elizabeth Weiss, Allison L Thompson, Sanno E Zack, Steven E Lindley, Bruce A Arnow, Booil Jo, James J Gross, Barbara O Rothbaum, Amit Etkin
OBJECTIVE: Exposure therapy is an effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but many patients do not respond. Brain functions governing treatment outcome are not well characterized. The authors examined brain systems relevant to emotional reactivity and regulation, constructs that are thought to be central to PTSD and exposure therapy effects, to identify the functional traits of individuals most likely to benefit from treatment. METHOD: Individuals with PTSD underwent functional MRI (fMRI) while completing three tasks assessing emotional reactivity and regulation...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713014/a-recombinant-type-2-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-between-nadc30-like-and-a-mlv-like-genetic-characterization-and-pathogenicity-for-piglets
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Ting Bian, Yingfeng Sun, Meng Hao, Lei Zhou, Xinna Ge, Xin Guo, Jun Han, Hanchun Yang
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is an economically important pathogen for swine industry worldwide. The recombination occurring among PRRSV strains has been recognized as one of important molecular mechanisms for the evolution of PRRSV. Current prevalence of PRRSV NADC30-like causing clinical disease outbreaks is highly concerned in China. In the present study, the genetic characterization of a recombinant type 2 PRRSV (designated TJnh1501) was analyzed and its pathogenicity for piglets was examined...
July 13, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710246/trajectories-of-motor-recovery-in-the-first-year-after-pediatric-arterial-ischemic-stroke
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Anna N Cooper, Vicki Anderson, Stephen Hearps, Mardee Greenham, Michael Ditchfield, Lee Coleman, Rod W Hunt, Mark T Mackay, Paul Monagle, Anne L Gordon
BACKGROUND: Neuromotor impairments are common after pediatric stroke, but little is known about functional motor outcomes. We evaluated motor function and how it changed over the first 12 months after diagnosis. We also examined differences in outcome according to age at diagnosis and whether fine motor (FM) or gross motor (GM) function at 12 months was associated with adaptive behavior. METHODS: This prospective, longitudinal study recruited children (N = 64) from The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne who were diagnosed with acute arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) between December 2007 and November 2013...
July 14, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708781/fracture-site-mobility-at-six-weeks-following-humeral-shaft-fracture-predicts-nonunion-without-surgery
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Adam S Driesman, Nina Fisher, Raj Karia, Sanjit Konda, Kenneth A Egol
OBJECTIVES: To assess the presence of fracture site gross motion on physical examination to predict humeral shaft fracture progression to nonunion in patients managed non-operatively. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study SETTING:: Single trauma level 1 institutional center PATIENTS:: Eighty-four consecutive patients undergoing non-operative treatment of a diaphyseal humeral shaft fracture were identified. The average age of the population was 48.3 years and 50% of the cohort was male...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706091/predict-cp-study-protocol-of-implementation-of-comprehensive-surveillance-to-predict-outcomes-for-school-aged-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#17
Roslyn N Boyd, Peter Sw Davies, Jenny Ziviani, Stewart Trost, Lee Barber, Robert Ware, Stephen Rose, Koa Whittingham, Leanne Sakzewski, Kristie Bell, Christopher Carty, Steven Obst, Katherine Benfer, Sarah Reedman, Priya Edwards, Megan Kentish, Lisa Copeland, Kelly Weir, Camilla Davenport, Denise Brooks, Alan Coulthard, Rebecca Pelekanos, Andrea Guzzetta, Simona Fiori, Meredith Wynter, Christine Finn, Andrea Burgess, Kym Morris, John Walsh, Owen Lloyd, Jennifer A Whitty, Paul A Scuffham
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral palsy (CP) remains the world's most common childhood physical disability with total annual costs of care and lost well-being of $A3.87b. The PREDICT-CP (NHMRC 1077257 Partnership Project: Comprehensive surveillance to PREDICT outcomes for school age children with CP) study will investigate the influence of brain structure, body composition, dietary intake, oropharyngeal function, habitual physical activity, musculoskeletal development (hip status, bone health) and muscle performance on motor attainment, cognition, executive function, communication, participation, quality of life and related health resource use costs...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705746/first-report-of-ehrlichia-infection-in-goats-china
#18
Hui Zhang, Zhenyu Chang, Khalid Mehmood, Yajing Wang, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fazul Nabi, Ahamad Jawad Sabir, Xueting Liu, Xiaoxing Wu, Xinxin Tian, Donghai Zhou
Ehrlichiosis is an emerging infectious disease of domestic animals which is transmitted by ticks. This disease has been reported earlier in most parts of China in dogs, cattle and humans, but there is no published data regarding this disease in goats. The present study provided the evidence of Ehrlichia infection in goats in Wuhan, China on the basis of clinical signs, gross lesions, serum-biochemical, histopathological and PCR. Twenty four goats were presented to the veterinary hospital of Huazhong Agricultural University during July, 2016...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705484/is-it-all-about-the-money-not-all-surgical-subspecialization-leads-to-higher-lifetime-revenue-when-compared-to-general-surgery
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Maria Baimas-George, Brian Fleischer, Douglas Slakey, Emad Kandil, James R Korndorffer, Christopher DuCoin
OBJECTIVE: It is believed that spending additional years gaining expertise in surgical subspecialization leads to higher lifetime revenue. Literature shows that more surgeons are pursuing fellowship training and dedicated research years; however, there are no data looking at the aggregate economic impact when training time is accounted for. It is hypothesized that there will be a discrepancy in lifetime income when delay to practice is considered. DESIGN: Data were collected from the Medical Group Management Association's 2015 report of average annual salaries...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704577/parenting-stress-and-development-of-late-preterm-infants-at-4-months-corrected-age
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Muhammad K Mughal, Carla S Ginn, Joyce Magill-Evans, Karen M Benzies
Parenting stress has been linked to child development issues in early preterm infants, but less is known about its effects on development in infants born late preterm. We examined relationships between parenting stress of 108 mothers and 108 fathers and development of late preterm infants born at 34 0/7 to 36 6/7 weeks gestation. At 4 months corrected age, mothers and fathers completed the Parenting Stress Index (PSI-3); mothers were primary caregivers in almost all families and completed the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-2) on child development...
July 13, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
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