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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551939/-is-there-a-way-to-reduce-iron-deficiency-anemia-rates-in-the-second-year-of-life-of-bedouin-children-in-the-negev
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Orly Kerub, Hillel Vardi, Boris Knyazer, Natalya Bilenko
INTRODUCTION: Iron deficiency anemia is the most common worldwide nutritional deficiency contributing to childhood morbidity and mortality. According to the official health policy in Israel, providing iron for all babies from the age of 4 months to the age of one year old is recommended. This policy also recommends providing iron supplementation for an additional 6 months for toddlers (who are one year old) with anemia (hemoglobin<11mg/dl). Despite this policy, there is still a high rate of anemia in the Negev's two year old children, especially in the Bedouin population...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551938/-horizontal-canal-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-hc-bppv-clinical-diagnostic-procedures
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REVIEW
Oz Zur, Ophir Ilan, Hadas Ben-Rubi Shimron, Eli Carmeli
Horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HCBPPV) is one form of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. HC-BPPV is characterized by intermittent recurrent episodes of vertigo following a change in head position relative to gravity. HC-BPPV prevalence ranges from 5%-33% of all dizziness cases seen in otolaryngology, neurology and family physician clinics. Various factors, such as ear and head injury, can cause HC-BPPV. Cardiovascular disease and iatrogenic reasons are also implicated. Despite the prevalence of the disease, there are various forms of diagnostic procedures, some of which are unfamiliar to the therapist and some are controversial...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551917/-holocaust-doctors-survivors-in-israel-1945-1952-from-early-positions-to-professional-integration
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Rachel Herzog
INTRODUCTION: The encounter between Holocaust doctor survivors and the Israeli society was part of the whole encounter between Holocaust survivors and the Israeli society. The present thesis aimed at evaluating the integration process of Holocaust doctor survivors in the Israeli health care system from 1945 until the end of 1952. Between these years about 1350 doctors arrived in Israel, the vast majority of them Holocaust survivors. CONCLUSIONS: Their rapid entrance to work provided the healthcare system with professional manpower, contributing their share during a tough period of the nation's history...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551896/-review-of-common-pathogens-in-the-bone-and-blood-cultures-and-antibiotic-treatment-in-patients-with-sternal-osteomyelitis
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Michal Benkler, Ori Shulman, Yoav Avrahamy, David Mendes, Yoav Arus, Ron Fishel, Amos Leviav, Dana Egozi
AIMS: This study concentrates on microbiological data collection of deep sternal wounds to delineate early and correct antibiotic therapy. BACKGROUND: Deep sternal wound infection, mediastinitis and sternal osteomyelitis are devastating and life-threatening complications of median-sternotomy incisions after cardiac surgical procedures. The incidence of surgical wound infection in sternotomies should be similar to that in any clean surgical procedure (i.e. approximately 2%)...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551895/-sentinel-lymph-nodes-dissection-in-gynecological-malignancies
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REVIEW
Yael Naaman, Limor Goldenhersh, Alon Ben-Arie
During the last decade sentinel lymph nodes biopsy has become an essential part of primary surgical treatment in a number of malignancies including breast cancer, melanoma and head-and-neck malignancies. Dye or radioactive substances are injected at the primary tumor site, followed by pre-operative and intra-operative mapping. During surgery only positive lymph nodes are being dissected instead of a complete dissection of the lymphatic basin. The advantages of sentinel lymph nodes dissection are reducing the side effects of extensive lymph nodes dissection, while maintaining high detection rates and sensitivity in identifying cases with lymphatic tumor spread...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551885/public-engagement-on-urban-air-pollution-an-exploratory-study-of-two-interventions
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Christian Oltra, Roser Sala, Àlex Boso, Sergi López Asensio
The use of portable sensors to measure air quality is a promising approach for the management of urban air quality given its potential to improve public participation in environmental issues and to promote healthy behaviors. However, not all the projects that use air quality mobile sensors consider the potential effects of their use on the attitudes and behaviors of non-expert individuals. This study explores the experiences, perceptions, attitudes, and behavioral intentions of 12 participants who used a real-time NO2 sensor over a period of 7 days in the metropolitan area of Barcelona and compares them with 16 participants who did not have access to the device but rather to documentary information...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551881/abundance-and-distribution-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-a-full-scale-anaerobic-aerobic-system-alternately-treating-ribostamycin-spiramycin-and-paromomycin-production-wastewater
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Mei Tang, Xiaomin Dou, Chunyan Wang, Zhe Tian, Min Yang, Yu Zhang
The occurrence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) has been intensively investigated for wastewater treatment systems treating single class of antibiotic in recent years. However, the impacts of alternately occurring antibiotics in antibiotic production wastewater on the behavior of ARGs in biological treatment systems were not well understood yet. Herein, techniques including high-capacity quantitative PCR and quantitative PCR (qPCR) were used to investigate the behavior of ARGs in an anaerobic-aerobic full-scale system...
May 27, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551855/characterization-of-a-novel-theme-c-glycoside-hydrolase-family-9-cellulase-and-its-cbm-chimeric-enzymes
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Cheng-Jie Duan, Ming-Yue Huang, Hao Pang, Jing Zhao, Chao-Xing Wu, Jia-Xun Feng
In bacterial cellulase systems, glycoside hydrolase family 9 (GH9) cellulases are generally regarded as the major cellulose-degrading factors besides GH48 exoglucanase. In this study, umcel9A, which was cloned from uncultured microorganisms from compost, with the encoded protein being theme C GH9 cellulase, was heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli, and the biochemical properties of the purified enzyme were characterized. Hydrolysis of carboxylmethylcellulose (CMC) by Umcel9A led to the decreased viscosity of CMC solution and production of reducing sugars...
May 27, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551848/mri-features-of-pediatric-intracranial-germ-cell-tumor-subtypes
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Chih-Chun Wu, Wan-Yuo Guo, Feng-Chi Chang, Chao-Bao Luo, Han-Jui Lee, Yi-Wei Chen, Yi-Yen Lee, Tai-Tong Wong
Intracranial germ cell tumors differ in histology and location, and require different clinical management strategies. We characterized the imaging features that may aid pre-operative differentiation of intracranial germinomas and non-germinomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCTs). This retrospective study analyzed 85 patients with intracranial germ cell tumors and adequate preoperative or pretreatment MRIs between 2000 and 2013 at our institution. Pretreatment MRI characteristics, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values, tumor histopathology, and patient outcomes were compared...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551836/does-exercise-training-augment-improvements-in-quality-of-life-induced-by-energy-restriction-for-obese-populations-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Daniel J van den Hoek, Clint T Miller, Steve F Fraser, Steve E Selig, John B Dixon
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is associated with a decline in health-related quality of life (HRQOL), while weight loss and exercise training have a positive influence. The aim of this systematic review was to compare the effects of energy restriction (ER) alone intervention to diet and exercise intervention on HRQOL. METHODS: MEDLINE, CINAHL and PsycINFO databases were searched for randomised controlled trials examining HRQOL through lifestyle interventions which examined ER and energy restriction plus exercise in obese adults...
May 27, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551835/measurement-of-quality-of-life-and-attitudes-towards-illness-in-children-and-young-people-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jennifer Heath, Paul Norman, Martin Christian, Alan Watson
PURPOSE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can place restrictions upon biopsychosocial development in children; consequently, assessment of self-reported quality of life (QoL) is important in patient evaluations. This research aimed to evaluate a generic and renal-specific self-report QoL scale, assess children's attitudes towards living with CKD and propose an appropriate tool for future individual clinical use or departmental audit. METHODS: Seventy-one children (41 male, 30 female; mean age = 13...
May 27, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551826/development-of-an-8-color-antibody-panel-for-functional-phenotyping-of-human-cd8-cytotoxic-t-cells-from-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Tara Patel, Amy Cunningham, Martha Holland, John Daley, Suzan Lazo, F Stephen Hodi, Mariano Severgnini
The study of CD8 positive cells in peripheral blood has become an essential part of research in the field of cancer immunotherapies, vaccine development, inflammation, autoimmune disease, etc. In this study, an 8-color flow cytometry panel, containing lineage and functional markers, was developed for the identification of CD8+ cytotoxic T cells in previously cryopreserved peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy human donors. By studying functional markers in naïve and CD3/CD28 activated T cells we demonstrate that the panel is capable of detecting protein markers corresponding to different T cell activation statuses...
May 27, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551820/cd147-expression-in-peritoneal-injury
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Harald Seeger, Joerg Latus, Daniel Kitterer, M Dominik Alscher, Dagmar Biegger, Jin Chen, Ilka Edenhofer, Rudolf P Wüthrich, Stephan Segerer
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal injury is an important cause of technical failure of long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD). Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a severe complication of long-term PD with potentially life threatening consequences. CD147 is a glycoprotein with diverse functions including modulation of extracellular matrix via induction of matrix metalloproteinases, cell adhesion, and regulation of immune reactions. We hypothesized that CD 147 plays a role in the peritoneal cavity...
May 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551819/mir-1271-inhibits-cell-growth-in-prostate-cancer-by-targeting-erg
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Miao Wang, Wei Gao, Dehong Lu, Lianghong Teng
ETS-related gene (ERG) is an oncogene that is commonly found in prostate cancer (PCa). Several miRNAs have been reported to be associated with PCa. This study was undertaken to identify miRNAs that act as a tumor suppressor by targeting ERG. We collected 70 PCa and paired adjacent non-tumor (Adjacent-N) tissues and analyzed ERG expression by immunohistochemistry(IHC). Expression of 6 miRNAs (miR-21,-34a,-96,-125b,-150 and miR-1271) was analyzed by qRT-PCR. Luciferase reporter assay was performed to examine miRNA binding to the 3'-UTR of target genes...
May 27, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551815/the-efficacy-of-surgical-treatment-of-recurrent-or-persistent-cervical-cancer-that-develops-in-a-previously-irradiated-field-a-monoinstitutional-experience
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Seiji Mabuchi, Yuri Matsumoto, Naoko Komura, Masaaki Sawada, Mie Tanaka, Eriko Yokoi, Katsumi Kozasa, Akihiko Yoshimura, Hiromasa Kuroda, Tadashi Kimura
BACKGROUND: There are no guidelines about the selection of recurrent cervical cancer patients for salvage surgery. METHODS: Patients who developed recurrent or persistent cervical cancer in a previously irradiated field and were subsequently treated with salvage surgery (the surgery group) or palliative care alone (the palliative group) were identified. Patient characteristics, treatment-related complications, and survival were retrospectively compared between the two groups...
May 27, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551802/mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-cardiovascular-aging
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Charles L Hoppel, Edward J Lesnefsky, Qun Chen, Bernard Tandler
Mitochondria are the prime source of ATP in cardiomyocytes. Impairment of mitochondrial metabolism results in damage to existing proteins and DNA. Such deleterious effects are part and parcel of the aging process, reducing the ability of cardiomyocytes to counter stress, such as myocardial infarction and consequent reperfusion. In such conditions, mitochondria in the heart of aged individuals exhibit decreased oxidative phosphorylation, decreased ATP production, and increased net reactive oxygen species production; all of these effects are independent of the decrease in number of mitochondria that occurs in these situations...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551798/mitochondrial-proton-leak-plays-a-critical-role-in-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-diseases
#17
Jiali Cheng, Gayani Nanayakkara, Ying Shao, Ramon Cueto, Luqiao Wang, William Y Yang, Ye Tian, Hong Wang, Xiaofeng Yang
Mitochondrial proton leak is the principal mechanism that incompletely couples substrate oxygen to ATP generation. This chapter briefly addresses the recent progress made in understanding the role of proton leak in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. Majority of the proton conductance is mediated by uncoupling proteins (UCPs) located in the mitochondrial inner membrane. It is evident that the proton leak and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated from electron transport chain (ETC) in mitochondria are linked to each other...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551774/continuous-glucose-monitoring-for-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-on-multiple-daily-injections-of-insulin-pros-and-cons
#18
Maria Ida Maiorino, Michela Petrizzo, Giuseppe Bellastella, Katherine Esposito
Continuous glucose monitoring associated with intensive insulin regimens represents a useful tool to lower HbA1c in selected adults with type 1 diabetes. Recent randomized controlled trials demonstrated greater glycemic benefits in type 1 diabetic patients treated with multiple daily injections of insulin and continuous glucose monitoring over usual care. These positive outcomes, however, are counter-balanced by several limitations that restrict the use of continuous glucose monitoring in the real life, including the apparent lack of benefits in children and pregnant diabetic women, the high cost, the stringent patients' selection, and the presence of a multi-disciplinary team with specific expertise...
May 27, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551770/quality-of-life-following-prophylactic-gynecological-surgery-experiences-of-female-lynch-mutation-carriers
#19
Holly Etchegary, Elizabeth Dicks, Laura Tamutis, Lesa Dawson
Lynch syndrome (LS) is a genetic condition conferring an elevated risk of gastrointestinal, gynecologic and other malignancies, often before the age of 50. Current guidelines recommend prophylactic gynecologic surgery to manage inherited cancers for female mutation carriers. Data is lacking on women's quality of life following surgery. In this pilot study, we explored how women described their quality of life post-prophylactic gynecologic surgery and the factors that affected post-surgery experiences. A qualitative interview study was the chosen design...
May 27, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551766/axl-gas6-expression-can-predict-for-adverse-prognosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-brain-metastases
#20
Xiaoliang Wu, Wenjuan Ma, Qianghua Zhou, Haijuan Yan, Zuan-Fu Lim, Mayan Huang, Chuangzhong Deng, Xingsu Yu, Huifang Su, Satoshi Komo, Haixia Yang, Xinke Zhang, Sijin Wen, Zhenfeng Zhang, Patrick C Ma
PURPOSE: Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) brain metastases (BM) have poor clinical outcomes. We sought to determine if AXL-GAS6 expression can be used as independent prognostic biomarkers for NSCLC BM. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the medical records of 98 patients diagnosed with advanced metastatic NSCLC from December 2000 to June 2014. Out of a total of 98 patients with NSCLC metastases, 66 patients were identified to have brain metastases...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
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