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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654723/comparison-of-two-species-specific-oscillometric-blood-pressure-monitors-with-direct-blood-pressure-measurement-in-anesthetized-cats
#1
Sofia A Cerejo, Francisco J Teixeira-Neto, Natache A Garofalo, Jéssica C Rodrigues, Nathalia Celeita-Rodríguez, Angie P Lagos-Carvajal
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of 2 species-specific oscillometric blood pressure (OBP) monitors (petMAPclassic and petMAPgraphic ) with direct blood pressure measurement in anesthetized cats. DESIGN: Prospective, experimental study. SETTING: Veterinary teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Eight adult cats (3.2-5.5 kg). INTERVENTIONS: During isoflurane anesthesia, OBP cuffs were placed on the thoracic limb and on the base of the tail while invasive blood pressure (IBP) was recorded from a dorsal pedal artery...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652813/charlson-comorbidity-index-derived-from-chart-review-or-administrative-data-agreement-and-prediction-of-mortality-in-intensive-care-patients
#2
Knut Stavem, Henrik Hoel, Stein Arve Skjaker, Rolf Haagensen
PURPOSE: This study compared the Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) information derived from chart review and administrative systems to assess the completeness and agreement between scores, evaluate the capacity to predict 30-day and 1-year mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and compare the predictive capacity with that of the Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS) II model. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using data from 959 patients admitted to a general ICU in a Norwegian university hospital from 2007 to 2009, we compared the CCI score derived from chart review and administrative systems...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651646/a-large-scale-behavior-change-intervention-to-prevent-nipah-transmission-in-bangladesh-components-and-costs
#3
Nazmun Nahar, Mohammad Asaduzzaman, Rebeca Sultana, Fernando Garcia, Repon C Paul, Jaynal Abedin, Hossain M S Sazzad, Mahmudur Rahman, Emily S Gurley, Stephen P Luby
BACKGROUND: Nipah virus infection (NiV) is a bat-borne zoonosis transmitted to humans through consumption of NiV-contaminated raw date palm sap in Bangladesh. The objective of this analysis was to measure the cost of an NiV prevention intervention and estimate the cost of scaling it up to districts where spillover had been identified. METHODS: We implemented a behavior change communication intervention in two districts, testing different approaches to reduce the risk of NiV transmission using community mobilization, interpersonal communication, posters and TV public service announcements on local television during the 2012-2014 sap harvesting seasons...
June 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651515/statistical-analysis-plan-for-the-adjunctive-corticosteroid-treatment-in-critically-ill-patients-with-septic-shock-adrenal-trial
#4
Laurent Billot, Balasubramanian Venkatesh, John Myburgh, Simon Finfer, Jeremy Cohen, Steve Webb, Colin McArthur, Christopher Joyce, Rinaldo Bellomo, Andrew Rhodes, Anders Perner, Yaseen Arabi, Dorrilyn Rajbhandari, Parisa Glass, Kelly Thompson, Maryam Correa, Meg Harward
BACKGROUND: The Adjunctive Corticosteroid Treatment in Critically Ill Patients with Septic Shock (ADRENAL) trial, a 3800-patient, multicentre, randomised controlled trial, will be the largest study to date of corticosteroid therapy in patients with septic shock. OBJECTIVE: To describe a statistical analysis plan (SAP) and make it public before completion of patient recruitment and data collection. The SAP will be adhered to for the final data analysis of this trial, to avoid analysis bias arising from knowledge of study findings...
June 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647581/development-of-field-applicable-tests-for-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-candidatus-phytoplasma-oryzae
#5
Lillian Wambua, Bernd Schneider, Allan Okwaro, Joseph Odhiambo Wanga, Olive Imali, Peninah Nduku Wambua, Lavender Agutu, Cassandra Olds, Chris Stephen Jones, Daniel Masiga, Charles Midega, Zeyaur Khan, Joerg Jores, Anne Fischer
Napier grass Stunt Disease (NSD) is a severe disease of Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) in Eastern Africa, caused by the leafhopper-transmitted bacterium Candidatus Phytoplasma oryzae. The pathogen severely impairs the growth of Napier grass, the major fodder for dairy cattle in Eastern Africa. NSD is associated with biomass losses of up to 70% of infected plants. Diagnosis of NSD is done by nested PCR targeting the phytoplasma DNA, which is difficult to perform in developing countries with little infrastructure...
June 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647101/the-role-of-hypertriglyceridemia-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-course-of-acute-pancreatitis-and-an-animal-model
#6
Congye Wu, Lei Zou, Shujing Shi, Zhihui Tong, Xiao Shen, Dongliang Yang, Lu Ke, Weiqin Li, Jieshou Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of hypertriglyceridemia for acute kidney injury (AKI) in the course of acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Patients with acute pancreatitis were retrospectively divided into four groups according to admission triglyceride: normal group, mild HTG group, moderate HTG group and severe HTG group. Clinical characteristics were compared among these groups. Wild type (WT) mice and Human ApoC III transgenic (ApoCIIItg) mice were used in the next animal experiments...
June 12, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644849/rapid-development-of-cyanobacterial-crust-in-the-field-for-combating-desertification
#7
Chan-Ho Park, Xin Rong Li, Yang Zhao, Rong Liang Jia, Jae-Seoun Hur
Desertification is currently a major concern, and vast regions have already been devastated in the arid zones of many countries. Combined application of cyanobacteria with soil fixing chemicals is a novel method of restoring desertified areas. Three cyanobacteria, Nostoc sp. Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault, Phormidium sp. Kützing ex Gomont and Scytonema arcangeli Bornet ex Flahault were isolated and tested in this study. Tacki-SprayTM (TKS7), which consists of bio-polysaccharides and tackifiers, was used as a soil fixing agent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644737/circulatory-cnp-rescues-craniofacial-hypoplasia-in-achondroplasia
#8
S Yamanaka, Kazumasa Nakao, N Koyama, Y Isobe, Y Ueda, Y Kanai, E Kondo, T Fujii, M Miura, A Yasoda, Kazuwa Nakao, K Bessho
Achondroplasia is the most common genetic form of human dwarfism, characterized by midfacial hypoplasia resulting in occlusal abnormality and foramen magnum stenosis, leading to serious neurologic complications and hydrocephalus. Currently, surgery is the only way to manage jaw deformity, neurologic complications, and hydrocephalus in patients with achondroplasia. We previously showed that C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) is a potent stimulator of endochondral bone growth of long bones and vertebrae and is also a potent stimulator in the craniofacial region, which is crucial for midfacial skeletogenesis...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644017/spectrally-undiscerned-isomers-might-lead-to-erroneous-determination-of-water-exchange-rates-of-paracest-eu-iii-agents
#9
Nevenka Cakić, Ben Tickner, Moritz Zaiss, David Esteban-Gómez, Carlos Platas-Iglesias, Goran Angelovski
We report a detailed study of the solution structure and water exchange rate of a Eu(III) complex with the cyclen-based ligand L(1), containing (S)-2-(2-acetamido)-3-(4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propanoate pendant arms at positions 1 and 7 of the cyclen ring and acetylglycinate pendants at positions 4 and 10. The EuL(1) complex was characterized by a combination of NMR and luminescence spectroscopy and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) spectra obtained at different temperatures and saturation powers present a CEST signal attributed to the coordinated water molecule...
June 23, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640951/the-value-of-visual-field-testing-in-the-era-of-advanced-imaging-clinical-and-psychophysical-perspectives
#10
REVIEW
Jack Phu, Sieu K Khuu, Michael Yapp, Nagi Assaad, Michael P Hennessy, Michael Kalloniatis
White-on-white standard automated perimetry (SAP) is widely used in clinical and research settings for assessment of contrast sensitivity using incremental light stimuli across the visual field. It is one of the main functional measures of the effect of disease upon the visual system. SAP has evolved over the last 40 years to become an indispensable tool for comprehensive assessment of visual function. In modern clinical practice, a range of objective measurements of ocular structure, such as optical coherence tomography, have also become invaluable additions to the arsenal of the ophthalmic examination...
June 22, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639569/performance-of-simplified-acute-physiology-score-3-in-predicting-hospital-mortality-in-emergency-intensive-care-unit
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Qing-Bian Ma, Yuan-Wei Fu, Lu Feng, Qiang-Rong Zhai, Yang Liang, Meng Wu, Ya-An Zheng
BACKGROUND: Since the 1980s, severity of illness scoring systems has gained increasing popularity in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Physicians used them for predicting mortality and assessing illness severity in clinical trials. The objective of this study was to assess the performance of Simplified Acute Physiology Score 3 (SAPS 3) and its customized equation for Australasia (Australasia SAPS 3, SAPS 3 [AUS]) in predicting clinical prognosis and hospital mortality in emergency ICU (EICU)...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638191/tai-chi-for-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
#12
Wei Zheng, Qiang Li, Jingxia Lin, Yingqiang Xiang, Tong Guo, Qiong Chen, Dongbin Cai, Yutao Xiang
BACKGROUND: Tai Chi as a form of moderate aerobic exercise originating in China, could promote balance and healing of the mind-body. Furthermore, Tai Chi has been used as an adjunctive treatment for patients with schizophrenia. However, no meta-analysis or systematic review on adjunctive Tai Chi for patients with schizophrenia has yet been reported. AIM: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to examine the efficacy of Tai Chi as an adjunctive treatment for schizophrenia using randomized controlled trial (RCT) data...
August 25, 2016: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637555/overview-of-nonoperative-blunt-splenic-injury-management-with-associated-splenic-artery-pseudoaneurysm
#13
Chet A Morrison, Brian W Gross, Matthew Kauffman, Katelyn J Rittenhouse, Frederick B Rogers
The delayed development of splenic artery pseudoaneurysm (SAP) can complicate the nonoperative management of splenic injuries. We sought to determine the utility of repeat imaging in diagnosing SAP in patients managed nonoperatively without angioembolization. We hypothesized that a significant rate of SAPs would be found in this population on repeat imaging. Patients undergoing nonoperative splenic injury management from January 2011 to June 2015 were queried from the trauma registry. Rates of repeat imaging, angioembolization, readmission, and SAP development were analyzed...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637347/mechanisms-underlying-the-long-term-survival-of-the-monocot-dracaena-marginata-under-drought-conditions
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Radek Jupa, Roman Plichta, Zuzana Paschová, Nadezhda Nadezhdina, Roman Gebauer
Efficient water management is essential for the survival of vascular plants under drought stress. While interrelations among drought stress, plant anatomy and physiological functions have been described in woody dicots, similar research is very limited for non-palm arborescent and shrubby monocots despite their generally high drought tolerance. In this study, potted transplants of Dracaena marginata Lam. in primary growth stage were exposed to several short- and long-term drought periods. Continuous measurements of sap flow and stem diameter, the evaluation of capacitance and leaf conductance, the quantification of non-structural carbohydrates (NSC), and organ-specific anatomical analyses were performed to reveal the mechanisms promoting plant resistance to limited soil moisture...
June 14, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635170/alginate-oligosaccharides-modify-hyphal-infiltration-of-candida-albicans-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-invasive-human-candidosis
#15
Manon F Pritchard, Alison Jack, Lydia C Powell, Hina Sadh, Philip D Rye, Katja E Hill, David W Thomas
AIMS: A novel alginate oligomer (OligoG CF-5/20) has been shown to potentiate antifungal therapy against a range of fungal pathogens. The current study assessed the effect of this oligomer on in vitro virulence factor expression and epithelial invasion by Candida species. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plate substrate assays and epithelial models were used to assess Candida albicans (CCUG 39343 and ATCC 90028) invasion, in conjunction with confocal laser-scanning microscopy and histochemistry...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633427/genotypic-variation-in-tolerance-to-drought-stress-is-highly-coordinated-with-hydraulic-conductivity-photosynthesis-interplay-and-aquaporin-expression-in-field-grown-mulberry-morus-spp
#16
Kanubothula Sitarami Reddy, Kalva Madhana Sekhar, Attipalli Ramachandra Reddy
Hydraulic conductivity quantifies the efficiency of a plant to transport water from root to shoot and is a major constriction on leaf gas exchange physiology. Mulberry (Morus spp.) is the most economically important crop for sericulture industry. In this study, we demonstrate a finely coordinated control of hydraulic dynamics on leaf gas exchange characteristics in 1-year-old field-grown mulberry genotypes (Selection-13 (S13); Kollegal Local (KL) and Kanva-2 (K2)) subjected to water stress by withholding water for 20 days and subsequent recovery for 7 days...
June 14, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633378/the-cost-of-avoiding-freezing-in-stems-trade-off-between-xylem-resistance-to-cavitation-and-supercooling-capacity-in-woody-plants
#17
Nadia S Arias, Fabián G Scholz, Guillermo Goldstein, Sandra J Bucci
Stems and leaves of Olea europaea L. (olive) avoid freezing damage by substantial supercooling during the winter season. Physiological changes during acclimation to low temperatures were studied in five olive cultivars. Water relations and hydraulic traits, ice nucleation temperature (INT) and temperatures resulting in 50% damage (LT50) were determined. All cultivars showed a gradual decrease in INT and LT50 from the dry and warm summer to the wet and cold winter in Patagonia, Argentina. During acclimation to low temperatures there was an increase in leaf cell wall rigidity and stomatal conductance (gs), as well as a decrease in leaf apoplastic water content, leaf water potential (Ψ), sap flow and stem hydraulic conductivity (ks)...
June 14, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632769/combining-omics-and-microscopy-to-visualize-interactions-between-the-asian-citrus-psyllid-vector-and-the-huanglongbing-pathogen-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-in-the-insect-gut
#18
Angela Kruse, Somayeh Fattah-Hosseini, Surya Saha, Richard Johnson, EricaRose Warwick, Kasie Sturgeon, Lukas Mueller, Michael J MacCoss, Robert G Shatters, Michelle Cilia Heck
Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, is an economically devastating bacterial disease of citrus. It is associated with infection by the gram-negative bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas). CLas is transmitted by Diaphorina citri, the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). For insect transmission to occur, CLas must be ingested during feeding on infected phloem sap and cross the gut barrier to gain entry into the insect vector. To investigate the effects of CLas exposure at the gut-pathogen interface, we performed RNAseq and mass spectrometry-based proteomics to analyze the transcriptome and proteome, respectively, of ACP gut tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630565/efficacy-of-various-scoring-systems-for-predicting-the-28-day-survival-rate-among-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-requiring-emergency-intensive-care
#19
Zhihong Feng, Tao Wang, Ping Liu, Sipeng Chen, Han Xiao, Ning Xia, Zhiming Luo, Bing Wei, Xiuhong Nie
We aimed to investigate the efficacy of four severity-of-disease scoring systems in predicting the 28-day survival rate among patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) requiring emergency care. Clinical data of patients with AECOPD who required emergency care were recorded over 2 years. APACHE II, SAPS II, SOFA, and MEDS scores were calculated from severity-of-disease indicators recorded at admission and compared between patients who died within 28 days of admission (death group; 46 patients) and those who did not (survival group; 336 patients)...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629754/improving-compliance-with-surgical-antibiotic-prophylaxis-guidelines-a-multicenter-evaluation
#20
Cristiane Schmitt, Rubia Aparecida Lacerda, Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, Maria Clara Padoveze
BACKGROUND: Improving surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) use is an important element in the control of antimicrobial resistance. However, compliance with SAP guidelines is unsatisfactory. This study investigated the level of compliance with SAP guidelines in neurosurgery, and institutional characteristics associated with compliance. METHODS: This study assessed surgeries in 9 Brazilian hospitals. Medical record reviews and a structured questionnaire were used to assess compliance and to describe institutional characteristics...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
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