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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109045/misoprostol-for-cervical-priming-prior-to-hysteroscopy-in-postmenopausal-and-premenopausal-nulliparous-women-a-multicentre-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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M L Tasma, M Louwerse, W J Hehenkamp, P M Geomini, M Y Bongers, S Veersema, P J van Kesteren, E Tromp, J A Huirne, G C Graziosi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reduction of pain by Misoprostol compared to placebo prior to hysteroscopy in postmenopausal and premenopausal nulliparous women. DESIGN: Randomised multicentre double-blind placebo controlled trial. SETTING: Two Dutch teaching hospitals and one Dutch university medical centre. POPULATION: Postmenopausal and premenopausal nulliparous women undergoing office hysteroscopy. METHODS: Patients were randomised to receive either 400 mcg Misoprostol or placebo 12 and 24 hours before hysteroscopy...
January 21, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089146/factors-associated-with-development-of-coronary-artery-aneurysms-after-kawasaki-disease-are-similar-for-those-treated-promptly-and-those-with-delayed-or-no-treatment
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Mallory L Downie, Cedric Manlhiot, Tanveer H Collins, Nita Chahal, Rae S M Yeung, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: While the risk is reduced, patients may develop coronary artery (CA) aneurysms after Kawasaki disease (KD) despite receiving intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) within 10days of symptom onset. Risk factors for CA aneurysms may differ compared to those patients with delayed or no treatment. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with KD between 1990 and 2013 were included. Patients with maximum coronary artery z-scores>5 were classified as having CA aneurysms. Separate multivariable regression models were used to determine factors associated with CA aneurysms for those with versus without prompt treatment...
January 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058565/gender-hiv-testing-and-stigma-the-association-of-hiv-testing-behaviors-and-community-level-and-individual-level-stigma-in-rural-south-africa-differ-for-men-and-women
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Sarah Treves-Kagan, Alison M El Ayadi, Audrey Pettifor, Catherine MacPhail, Rhian Twine, Suzanne Maman, Dean Peacock, Kathleen Kahn, Sheri A Lippman
Stigma remains a significant barrier to HIV testing in South Africa. Despite being a social construct, most HIV-stigma research focuses on individuals; further the intersection of gender, testing and stigma is yet to be fully explored. We examined the relationship between anticipated stigma at individual and community levels and recent testing using a population-based sample (n = 1126) in Mpumalanga, South Africa. We used multi-level regression to estimate the potential effect of reducing community-level stigma on testing uptake using the g-computation algorithm...
January 5, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039960/preventive-strategies-against-cytomegalovirus-and-incidence-of-%C3%AE-herpesvirus-infections-in-olid-organ-transplant-recipients-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Cecilia Martin-Gandul, Susanne Stampf, Delphine Héquet, Nicolas J Mueller, Alexia Cusini, Christian van Delden, Nina Khanna, Katia Boggian, Cédric Hirzel, Paola Soccal, Hans H Hirsch, Manuel Pascual, Pascal Meylan, Oriol Manuel
We assessed the impact of antiviral preventive strategies on the incidence of herpes-simplex virus (HSV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infections in a nationwide cohort of transplant recipients. Risk factors for the development of HSV/VZV infection were assessed by Cox PH regression. We included 2781 patients (56% kidney, 20% liver, 10% lung, 7.3% heart, 6.7% others). Overall, 1264 (45%) patients received antiviral prophylaxis [(val)ganciclovir (n=1126) or (val)acyclovir (n=138)]. Incidences for HSV and VZV infections were 28...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011446/transdiagnostic-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-versus-treatment-as-usual-in-adult-patients-with-emotional-disorders-in-the-primary-care-setting-psicap-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Antonio Cano-Vindel, Roger Muñoz-Navarro, Cristina Mae Wood, Joaquín T Limonero, Leonardo Adrián Medrano, Paloma Ruiz-Rodríguez, Irene Gracia-Gracia, Esperanza Dongil-Collado, Iciar Iruarrizaga, Fernando Chacón, Francisco Santolaya
BACKGROUND: Demand for primary care (PC) services in Spain exceeds available resources. Part of this strong demand is due to the high prevalence of emotional disorders (EDs)-anxiety, depression, and somatic symptom disorders-and related comorbidities such as pain or chronic illnesses. EDs are often under- or misdiagnosed by general practitioners (GPs) and, consequently, treatment is frequently inadequate. OBJECTIVE: We aim to compare the short- and long-term effectiveness of group-delivered transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy (TD-CBT) versus treatment as usual (TAU) in the treatment of EDs in the PC setting in Spain...
December 23, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003998/association-between-the-achievement-of-target-range-ckd-mbd-markers-and-mortality-in-prevalent-hemodialysis-patients-in-taiwan-by-using-the-kidney-disease-improving-global-outcomes-clinical-guidelines
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Ying Liu, Wen-Chin Lee, Ben-Chung Cheng, Lung-Chih Li, Chih-Hsiung Lee, Wen-Xiu Chang, Jin-Bor Chen
Background. This study evaluated the association between achieving target chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) marker levels and mortality in Taiwanese hemodialysis (HD) patients. Target levels were based on the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines. Methods. We performed a retrospective medical record review of 1126 HD patients between 2009 and 2013. A logistic regression model was used to evaluate the relationship between achieving target marker levels and the risk for all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995602/hospitalization-length-and-prognosis-in-heart-failure-patients
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Joanna Zaprutko, Michał Michalak, Anna Nowicka, Rafał Dankowski, Jarosław Drożdż, Piotr Ponikowski, Grzegorz Opolski, Jadwiga Nessler, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Andrzej Szyszka
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic disease with poor prognosis being the final stage of many cardiovascular conditions and often requires hospitalizations. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of hospitalization length on prognosis in patients with HF. METHODS: Between February 2012 and January 2013, in 32 cardiology centers in Poland, 1126 HF patients were included in the EURObservational Research Programme on Heart Failure Registry...
December 20, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990562/bioethanol-production-from-gracilaria-verrucosa-using-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-adapted-to-nacl-or-galactose
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Trung Hau Nguyen, Chae Hun Ra, InYung Sunwoo, Gwi-Taek Jeong, Sung-Koo Kim
This study examined the pretreatment, enzymatic saccharification, and fermentation of the red macroalgae Gracilaria verrucosa using adapted saccharomyces cerevisiae to galactose or NaCl for the increase of bioethanol yield. Pretreatment with thermal acid hydrolysis to obtain galactose was carried out with 11.7% (w/v) seaweed slurry and 373 mM H2SO4 at 121 °C for 59 min. Glucose was obtained from enzymatic hydrolysis. Enzymatic saccharification was performed with a mixture of 16 U/mL Celluclast 1.5L and Viscozyme L at 45 °C for 48 h...
December 18, 2016: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977834/high-resolution-adaptive-optics-retinal-image-analysis-at-early-stage-central-areolar-choroidal-dystrophy-with-prph2-mutation
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Kiyoko Gocho, Keiichiro Akeo, Naoko Itoh, Shuhei Kameya, Takaaki Hayashi, Satoshi Katagiri, Tamaki Gekka, Yasuhiro Ohkuma, Hiroshi Tsuneoka, Hiroshi Takahashi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical features of Japanese patients at Stage 1 and 2 of central areolar choroidal dystrophy (CACD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Five family members had comprehensive ophthalmic examinations including adaptive optics (AO) retinal imaging. Mutation analysis of the PRPH2 gene was performed by Sanger sequencing. The protocol conformed to the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki and was approved by the institutional review board of The Jikei University School of Medicine...
December 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957695/global-warming-potential-and-greenhouse-gas-emission-under-different-soil-nutrient-management-practices-in-soybean-wheat-system-of-central-india
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Sangeeta Lenka, Narendra Kumar Lenka, Amar Bahadur Singh, B Singh, Jyothi Raghuwanshi
Soil nutrient management is a key component contributing to the greenhouse gas (GHG) flux and mitigation potential of agricultural production systems. However, the effect of soil nutrient management practices on GHG flux and global warming potential (GWP) is less understood in agricultural soils of India. The present study was conducted to compare three nutrient management systems practiced for nine consecutive years in a soybean-wheat cropping system in the Vertisols of India, in terms of GHG flux and GWP...
December 12, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924021/aagatlas-1-0-a-human-autoantigen-database
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Dan Wang, Liuhui Yang, Ping Zhang, Joshua LaBaer, Henning Hermjakob, Dong Li, Xiaobo Yu
Autoantibodies refer to antibodies that target self-antigens, which can play pivotal roles in maintaining homeostasis, distinguishing normal from tumor tissue and trigger autoimmune diseases. In the last three decades, tremendous efforts have been devoted to elucidate the generation, evolution and functions of autoantibodies, as well as their target autoantigens. However, reports of these countless previously identified autoantigens are randomly dispersed in the literature. Here, we constructed an AAgAtlas database 1...
January 4, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918888/online-continuing-interprofessional-education-on-hospital-acquired-infections-for-latin-america
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Julio C Medina-Presentado, Alvaro Margolis, Lucia Teixeira, L Lorier, Ana C Gales, Graciela Pérez Sartori, Maura S Oliveira, Verónica Seija, Daniela Paciel, Rafael Vignoli, Silvia Guerra, Henry Albornoz, Zaida Arteta, Antonio Lopez-Arredondo, Sofía García
INTRODUCTION: Latin America is a large and diverse region, comprising more than 600 million inhabitants and one million physicians in over 20 countries. Resistance to antibacterial drugs is particularly important in the region. This paper describes the design, implementation and results of an international bi-lingual (Spanish and Portuguese) online continuing interprofessional interactive educational program on hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance for Latin America, supported by the American Society for Microbiology...
December 2, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906615/polymorphism-in-exon-6-of-the-human-nt5e-gene-is-associated-with-aortic-valve-calcification
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Zdzislaw Kochan, Joanna Karbowska, Patrycja Gogga, Barbara Kutryb-Zajac, Ewa M Slominska, Ryszard T Smolenski
NT5E encodes ecto-5'-nucleotidase (e5NT, CD73) which hydrolyses extracellular AMP to adenosine. Adenosine has been shown to play a protective role against aortic valve calcification (AVC). We identified two nonsynonymous missense single nucleotide polymorphisms (c.1126A > G, p.T376A and c.1136T > C, p.M379T) in exon 6 of the human NT5E gene. Since both substitutions might affect e5NT activity and consequently alter extracellular adenosine levels, we evaluated the association between NT5E alleles and calcific aortic valve disease in 119 patients (95 patients with AVC and 24 controls)...
December 2016: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904584/effectiveness-and-relevant-factors-of-platelet-rich-plasma-treatment-in-managing-plantar-fasciitis-a-systematic-review
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Seet Khing Chiew, Thamil Selvee Ramasamy, Farahnaz Amini
BACKGROUND: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a common foot complaint, affects both active sportsmen and physically inactive middle age group. It is believed that PF results from degenerative changes rather than inflammation. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been introduced as an alternative therapy for PF. This study is aimed to systematically review to the effectiveness and relevant factors of PRP treatment in managing PF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search was conducted in electronic databases, including PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar using different keywords...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903519/dairy-intake-and-fecundability-in-2-preconception-cohort-studies
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Lauren A Wise, Amelia K Wesselink, Ellen M Mikkelsen, Heidi Cueto, Kristen A Hahn, Kenneth J Rothman, Katherine L Tucker, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Elizabeth E Hatch
BACKGROUND: Animal studies have shown that a high intake of galactose, a breakdown product of lactose, increases ovarian toxicity. Few epidemiologic studies, to our knowledge, have examined the association between dairy intake and fertility, and they have had conflicting findings. OBJECTIVE: We prospectively evaluated dairy intake in relation to fecundability among women who were planning for pregnancy. DESIGN: Data were derived from preconception cohort studies in Denmark (Snart Foraeldre) and North America [PRESTO (Pregnancy Study Online)] in which women completed a validated food-frequency questionnaire 10 d after enrollment...
January 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898759/establishment-and-optimization-of-genomic-selection-to-accelerate-the-domestication-and-improvement-of-intermediate-wheatgrass
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Xiaofei Zhang, Ahmad Sallam, Liangliang Gao, Traci Kantarski, Jesse Poland, Lee R DeHaan, Donald L Wyse, James A Anderson
Intermediate wheatgrass (IWG) is a perennial species and has edible and nutritious grain and desirable agronomic traits, including large seed size, high grain yield, and biomass. It also has the potential to provide ecosystem services and an economic return to farmers. However, because of its allohexaploidy and self-incompatibility, developing molecular markers for genetic analysis and molecular breeding has been challenging. In the present study, using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) technology, 3436 genome-wide markers discovered in a biparental population with 178 genets, were mapped to 21 linkage groups (LG) corresponding to 21 chromosomes of IWG...
March 2016: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866735/metal-exposures-from-aluminum-cookware-an-unrecognized-public-health-risk-in-developing-countries
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Jeffrey D Weidenhamer, Meghann P Fitzpatrick, Alison M Biro, Peter A Kobunski, Michael R Hudson, Rebecca W Corbin, Perry Gottesfeld
Removing lead from gasoline has resulted in decreases in blood lead levels in most of the world, but blood lead levels remain elevated in low and middle-income countries compared to more developed countries. Several reasons for this difference have been investigated, but few studies have examined the potential contribution from locally-made aluminum cookware. In a previous study of cookware from a single African country, Cameroon, artisanal aluminum cookware that is made from scrap metal released significant quantities of lead...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850763/1126-day-is-not-night-temporal-variation-of-sedation-practice-in-a-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Barbara-Jo Achuff, Parag Jain, Brady Moffett, Paul Checchia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777983/shewanella-baltica-ecotypes-have-wide-transcriptional-variation-under-the-same-growth-conditions
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W S Hambright, Jie Deng, James M Tiedje, Ingrid Brettar, Jorge L M Rodrigues
In bacterial populations, subtle expressional differences may promote ecological specialization through the formation of distinct ecotypes. In a barrier-free habitat, this process most likely precedes population divergence and may predict speciation events. To examine this, we used four sequenced strains of the bacterium Shewanella baltica, OS155, OS185, OS195, and OS223, as models to assess transcriptional variation and ecotype formation within a prokaryotic population. All strains were isolated from different depths throughout a water column of the Baltic Sea, occupying different ecological niches characterized by various abiotic parameters...
September 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773468/homocysteine-concentration-in-coronary-artery-disease-influence-of-three-common-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms
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C Bickel, R B Schnabel, E Zengin, E Lubos, H Rupprecht, K Lackner, C Proust, D Tregouet, S Blankenberg, D Westermann, C Sinning
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of homocysteine metabolism enzymes influence the rate of cardiovascular (CV) events in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients remains controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this analysis, 1126 subjects from the AtheroGene study with CAD and 332 control subjects without known CAD were included. The following SNPs were investigated: methylentetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR-C667T), methionin synthetase (MS-D919G), and cystathionin beta synthetase (CBS-I278T)...
September 17, 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
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