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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208707/gaitkeeper-a-system-for-measuring-canine-gait
#1
Cassim Ladha, Jack O'Sullivan, Zoe Belshaw, Lucy Asher
It is understood gait has the potential to be used as a window into neurodegenerative disorders, identify markers of subclinical pathology, inform diagnostic algorithms of disease progression and measure the efficacy of interventions. Dogs' gaits are frequently assessed in a veterinary setting to detect signs of lameness. Despite this, a reliable, affordable and objective method to assess lameness in dogs is lacking. Most described canine lameness assessments are subjective, unvalidated and at high risk of bias...
February 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207176/detecting-state-changes-for-ecosystem-conservation-with-long-term-monitoring-of-species-composition
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T J Mason, D A Keith, A D Letten
Effective conservation requires an understanding not only of contemporary vegetation distributions in the landscape, but also cognizance of vegetation transitions over time with the goal of maintaining persistence of all states within the landscape. Using a state and transition model framework, we investigated temporal transitions over 31 years in species composition among five upland swamp vegetation communities in southeastern Australia. We applied fuzzy clustering to document transitions across communities; evaluated the resilience and resistance of communities to change; and explored the relationship between ecosystem states and major environmental factors posited to structure the system...
October 4, 2016: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199776/understanding-patient-perceptions-and-risk-for-hepatitis-c-screening
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Sheriedan Grannan
OBJECTIVES: The specific aims were to identify specific themes and barriers to HCV testing and to determine if testing rates increased when patients self-identify their risk factors and were offered testing. SETTING: The study was conducted at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in an underserved neighborhood located in the Mountain West. METHODS: This descriptive study used survey and group-level electronic health record (EHR) data...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190543/quality-of-life-as-an-outcome-of-opioid-use-disorder-treatment-a-systematic-review
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Jeremy W Bray, Brandon Aden, Ashley A Eggman, Leah Hellerstein, Eve Wittenberg, Bohdan Nosyk, Judy C Stribling, Bruce R Schackman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The recent opioid epidemic has prompted renewed interest in opioid use disorder treatment, but there is little evidence regarding health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) outcomes in treatment programs. Measuring HRQoL represents an opportunity to consider outcomes of opioid use disorder treatment that are more patient-centered and more relevant to overall health than abstinence alone. We conducted a systematic literature review to explore the extent to which the collection of HRQoL by opioid treatment programs is documented in the treatment program literature...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187682/polychaeta-orbiniidae-from-antarctica-the-southern-ocean-the-abyssal-pacific-ocean-and-off-south-america
#5
James A Blake
The orbiniid polychaetes chiefly from Antarctic and subantarctic seas and off South America are described based on collections of the National Museum of Natural History and new material from surveys conducted by the United States Antarctic Program and other federal and privately funded sources as well as participation in international programs. A total of 44 species of Orbiniidae distributed in 10 genera are reported from the Pacific Ocean and waters off South America and Antarctica. Twenty-one species are new to science; one species is renamed...
January 12, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183101/three-new-species-of-freshwater-crabs-of-the-genus-i-pseudothelphusa-i-de-saussure-1857-crustacea-decapoda-pseudothelphusidae-from-mexico
#6
Juan Carlos Ojeda-Escoto, José Luis Villalobos, Fernando Álvarez
Three new species of freshwater crabs of the genus Pseudothelphusa (De Saussure, 1857) from south-central Mexico are described: Pseudothelphusa acahuizotla n. sp., P. ixtapan n. sp., and P. purhepecha n. sp. The new species are included in Pseudothelphusa due to a male gonopod with torsion and the presence of the characteristic mesial process and caudomarginal projection. Pseudothelphusa acahuizotla n. sp. is morphologically similar to P. belliana Rathbun, 1898, but can be distinguished by the relative size of the distal lobe of the caudomarginal projection and by the presence of a conical tooth on the caudal surface of the mesial process of the male gonopod...
January 11, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180046/risk-of-delayed-lymph-node-metastasis-in-clinically-n0-esthesioneuroblastoma
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Justin G Peacock, William S Harmsen, Michael J Link, Jamie J Van Gompel, Caterina Giannini, Kerry D Olsen, Yolanda I Garces, Michelle A Neben Wittich, Daniel J Ma, Sean S Park, Robert L Foote
Objective To determine both the rate of delayed cervical lymph node metastasis in patients with esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) and a clinically N0 untreated neck and the effectiveness of salvage treatment. Design Retrospective review. Setting Tertiary academic medical center. Participants All patients from January 1, 1965, to December 31, 2010, who received definitive treatment for ENB. Main Outcome Measures The study involved 52 patients: 27 (52%) patients underwent surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy (SART) to the primary site only and 25 (48%) underwent surgery alone (SA) as treatment of the primary site, without elective neck dissection...
February 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179992/martin-leverkus-1965-2016
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EDITORIAL
Henning Walczak, Martin R Sprick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173785/hcv-screening-in-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-homeless-and-marginally-housed-women-in-san-francisco-california
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Kimberly Page, Michelle Yu, Jennifer Cohen, Jennifer Evans, Martha Shumway, Elise D Riley
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening has taken on new importance as a result of updated guidelines and new curative therapies. Relatively few studies have assessed HCV infection in homeless populations, and a minority include women. We assessed prevalence and correlates of HCV exposure in a cohort of homeless and unstably housed women in San Francisco, and estimated the proportion undiagnosed. METHODS: A probability sample of 246 women were recruited at free meal programs, homeless shelters, and low-cost single room occupancy hotels in San Francisco; women with HIV were oversampled...
February 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163851/a-systematic-review-of-the-relationship-between-dystemprament-sue-mizaj-and-treatments-and-management-of-diseases-ilaj-and-eslah-e-mizaj
#10
REVIEW
Sepide Miraj, Samira Alesaeidi, Sara Kiani
BACKGROUND: Temperament refers to four different humors differentiating in individuals and, as a result, proposes specific therapy for diseases as well as special types of management (avoidance). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to overview the relationship between dystemprament and treatment and management of diseases. METHODS: A computerized search of published articles was performed using PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Medline databases as well as local sources from 1965 to 2016...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161033/hepatitis-c-antibody-testing-in-a-commercially-insured-population-2005-2014
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Cheryl J Isenhour, Susan H Hariri, Craig M Hales, Claudia J Vellozzi
INTRODUCTION: In the U.S., the burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and associated sequelae is substantial. HCV prevalence is highest among those born in 1945-1965 (Birth Cohort). Newly diagnosed infections are increasing in younger people concurrent with rising opioid/heroin use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012) and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2013) recommend HCV testing for at-risk individuals and one-time testing for the Birth Cohort. This study describes national trends in HCV antibody testing from 2005 to 2014...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159459/osteoporosis-in-stickler-syndrome-a-new-family-case-with-bone-histology-study
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P Insalaco, E Legrand, B Bouvard, M Audran
The Stickler syndrome (SS) has been described as a "hereditary progressive arthro-ophtalmopathy" by Stickler in 1965, due to mutations on the collagen genes. Currently about 40 different genes have been identified which encode for at least 27 different collagens. The majority of mutations occur in the COL2A1 gene on chromosome 12q13 (SS type I). Mutations in COL11A1 are less frequent (SS type II). More recently, mutations in COL11A2 and in the COL9A1 gene have been reported with particular phenotypes. The main features of this autosomal inherited disease are ocular, auditory with orofacial abnormalities and early-onset osteoarthritis...
January 31, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153104/outcomes-of-intensive-blood-pressure-lowering-in-older-hypertensive-patients
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Chirag Bavishi, Sripal Bangalore, Franz H Messerli
BACKGROUND: The 2014 Eighth Joint National Committee panel recommended a therapeutic target of systolic blood pressure (BP) <150 mm Hg in patients ≥60 years of age, a departure from prior recommendation of <140 mm Hg. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the efficacy and safety of intensive BP-lowering strategies in older (age ≥65 years) hypertensive patients. METHODS: The MEDLINE, Scopus, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched for all relevant randomized controlled trials from 1965 through July 1, 2016...
February 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152434/association-between-lifetime-headache-and-history-of-suicide-attempts-in-the-elderly
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R Calati, P Courtet, J Norton, K Ritchie, S Artero
BACKGROUND: Pain-related conditions have been reported to play a key role among risk factors for suicide. Headache in particular has been repeatedly associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The aims of this study were: 1) to assess the association between lifetime headache (both non-migrainous headache and migraine) and lifetime suicide attempts (SA); 2) to differentiate, within subjects with lifetime SA, patients with and without lifetime headache in terms of socio-demographic and clinical features...
January 30, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152034/diplectanids-from-mycteroperca-spp-epinephelidae-in-the-mediterranean-sea-redescriptions-of-six-species-from-material-collected-off-tunisia-and-libya-proposal-for-the-pseudorhabdosynochus-riouxi-group-and-a-taxonomic-key
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Amira Chaabane, Lassad Neifar, Jean-Lou Justine
Diplectanid monogeneans are gill parasites that can infect fish in huge numbers and thus become harmful, especially in maricultured fish. It is therefore useful to have taxonomic tools, such as keys, to identify species. The following diplectanid species from groupers of the Mediterranean Sea were studied: five species of Pseudorhabdosynochus Yamaguti, 1958, including P. riouxi (Oliver, 1986) Kritsky & Beverley-Burton, 1986 from the dusky grouper Mycteroperca marginata, P. enitsuji Neifar & Euzet, 2007, P. bouaini Neifar & Euzet, 2007, P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151425/the-contribution-of-small-airway-obstruction-to-the-pathogenesis-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
James C Hogg, Peter D Paré, Tillie-Louise Hackett
The hypothesis that the small conducting airways were the major site of obstruction to airflow in normal lungs was introduced by Rohrer in 1915 and prevailed until Weibel introduced a quantitative method of studying lung anatomy in 1963. Green repeated Rohrer's calculations using Weibels new data in 1965 and found that the smaller conducting airways offered very little resistance to airflow. This conflict was resolved by seminal experiments conducted by Macklem and Mead in 1967, which confirmed that a small proportion of the total lower airways resistance is attributable to small airways <2 mm in diameter...
April 2017: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148906/myxobolus-taibaiensis-sp-n-myxozoa-myxosporea-infecting-the-intestinal-wall-of-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-linnaeus-in-china
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Xinhua Liu, Congjie Hua, Qianqian Zhang, Yuanli Zhao, Dong Zhang, Jinyong Zhang
Myxobolus taibaiensis sp. n. was found in the inner intestinal wall of common carp, Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus, during the investigation of fish parasite fauna in Lake Taibai, located in the middle reach of the Yangtze River, China. The whitish ellipsoidal plasmodia, up to 2.9 mm long and 1.7 mm wide, developed in the circular muscle layer of the intestinal wall and produced significant compression into adjacent tissues, but no significant inflammatory responses were observed against this infection. Mature spores are oval in frontal view and lemon-like in lateral and apical view, averaging 10...
January 10, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144174/an-early-record-of-meloidogyne-fallax-from-ireland
#18
Olivera Topalović, John F Moore, Toon Janssen, Wim Bert, Gerrit Karssen
Root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne spp., cause huge economic losses worldwide. Currently, three Meloidogyne spp. are present on the quarantine A2 list of EPPO, Meloidogyne chitwoodi, Meloidogyne fallax and Meloidogyne enterolobii. As a quarantine organism, Meloidogyne fallax has been detected in England and Northern Ireland on sport turf in 2011, and in England on leek in 2013. However, its presence in Ireland has probably been overlooked since 1965, when Mr. John F. Moore and Dr. Mary T. Franklin had detected a new Meloidogyne species for that time...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143884/risk-of-heart-failure-in-survivors-of-hodgkin-lymphoma-effects-of-cardiac-exposure-to-radiation-and-anthracyclines
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Frederika A van Nimwegen, Georgios Ntentas, Sarah C Darby, Michael Schaapveld, Michael Hauptmann, Pieternella J Lugtenburg, Cecile P M Janus, Laurien Daniels, Flora E van Leeuwen, David J Cutter, Berthe M P Aleman
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors treated with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy are known to have increased risks of heart failure (HF), but a radiation dose-response relationship has not previously been derived. A case-control study, nested in a cohort of 2,617 five-year survivors of HL diagnosed before age 51 years during 1965-1995, was conducted. Cases (n=91) had moderate or severe HF as their first cardiovascular diagnosis. Controls (n=278) were matched to cases on age, gender and HL diagnosis date. Treatment and follow-up information were abstracted from medical records...
January 31, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141668/check-hep-c-a-community-based-approach-to-hepatitis-c-diagnosis-and-linkage-to-care-in-high-risk-populations
#20
Mary M Ford, Nirah Johnson, Eric Rude, Fabienne Laraque, Jay K Varma, Holly Hagan
CONTEXT: In New York City (NYC), an estimated 146 500 people, or 2.4% of the adult population, have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and half may be unaware of their infection. Despite a 2014 state law requiring health care providers to screen for HCV infection in primary care settings, many high-risk HCV-positive persons are not, and a large proportion of those screened do not receive RNA testing to confirm infection, or antiviral therapies. OBJECTIVE: The NYC Department of Health's Check Hep C program was designed to increase hepatitis C diagnosis and improve linkage to care at community-based organizations...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
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