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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088225/using-low-cost-drones-to-map-malaria-vector-habitats
#1
Andy Hardy, Makame Makame, Dónall Cross, Silas Majambere, Mwinyi Msellem
BACKGROUND: There is a growing awareness that if we are to achieve the ambitious goal of malaria elimination, we must compliment indoor-based vector control interventions (such as bednets and indoor spraying) with outdoor-based interventions such as larval source management (LSM). The effectiveness of LSM is limited by our capacity to identify and map mosquito aquatic habitats. This study provides a proof of concept for the use of a low-cost (< $1000) drone (DJI Phantom) for mapping water bodies in seven sites across Zanzibar including natural water bodies, irrigated and non-irrigated rice paddies, peri-urban and urban locations...
January 14, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079789/the-impact-of-irrigating-fluid-absorption-on-blood-coagulation-in-patients-undergoing-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate-a-prospective-observational-study-using-rotational-thromboelastometry
#2
Hyun-Jung Shin, Hyo-Seok Na, Young-Tae Jeon, Hee-Pyoung Park, Sun-Woo Nam, Jung-Won Hwang
Although endoscopic transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a well-established procedure as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, its complications remain a concern. Among these, coagulopathy may be caused by the absorption of irrigating fluid. This study aimed to evaluate such phenomenon using a rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM).A total of 20 patients undergoing TURP participated in this study. A mixture of 2.7% sorbitol-0.54% mannitol solution and 1% ethanol was used as an irrigating fluid, and fluid absorption was measured via the ethanol concentration in expired breath...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078863/nasal-irrigation-with-nasir%C3%A2-in-children-a-preliminary-experience-on-nasal-cytology
#3
M Gelardi, S Taliente, K Piccininni, G Silvestre, N Quaranta, G Ciprandi
Allergic rhinitis (AR) and upper airway respiratory infections are frequent in children, and both have a relevant impact on some social aspects, including school attendance and performance, sleep, quality of life (also of the parents), and costs. Saline nasal irrigation is widely employed to reduce nasal congestion and mucopurulent secretion, to stimulate cleansing of the nasal and paranasal cavities, and to induce restoration of mucociliary clearance. The present study evaluated the effects of nasal irrigation on nasal cytology, using the new device Nasir® in 66 children (40 males, 26 females, mean age 7...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077250/role-of-video-head-impulse-test-in-lateralization-of-vestibulopathy-comparative-study-with-caloric-test
#4
Pona Park, Joo Hyun Park, Ji Soo Kim, Ja-Won Koo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the lateralization value of video head-impulse test (vHIT) for the diagnosis of vestibulopathy and to analyze cases showing dissociated results with caloric test. METHODS: In total, 19 healthy volunteers and 92 dizzy patients who underwent both a caloric test and a vHIT were enrolled. Patients were divided into two groups depending on their fluctuating pattern of vertigo. The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) gain and gain asymmetry (GA) of a vHIT as well as unilateral weakness (UW) and the sum of the slow-phase velocities (SPVs) of warm and cold irrigation of the same side were compared...
January 8, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076461/an-in-vitro-evaluation-of-various-irrigation-techniques-for-the-removal-of-double-antibiotic-paste-from-root-canal-surfaces
#5
Hakan Gokturk, Ismail Ozkocak, Fevzi Buyukgebiz, Osman Demir
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of conventional syringe irrigations, passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI), Vibringe, CanalBrush, XP-endo Finisher, and laser-activated irrigation (LAI) systems in removing double antibiotic paste (DAP) from root canals. Material and Methods: One hundred five extracted single-rooted teeth were instrumented. The roots were split longitudinally. Three standard grooves were created and covered with DAP...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076457/removal-of-calcium-hydroxide-from-weine-type-ii-systems-using-photon-induced-photoacoustic-streaming-passive-ultrasonic-and-needle-irrigation-a-microcomputed-tomography-study
#6
Adam Lloyd, Geraldine Navarrete, Melissa Andreia Marchesan, David Clement
Objective: This study compared the effectiveness of Er:YAG laser-activated irrigation (PIPS), passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI) with EndoUltra and standard needle irrigation (SNI) in the removal of calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] from the mesial roots of Weine Type II mandibular molars. Material and Methods: Thirty mandibular molars were screened by µCT for the presence of mesial roots with complex intra-canal anatomy and a common apical foramen. The teeth were enlarged to a standardized 25/...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075437/comparison-of-irrigation-times-using-gravity-and-high-pressure-lavage
#7
Stefano Muscatelli, Andrea Howe, Nathan N O'Hara, Robert V O'Toole, Sheila A Sprague, Gerard P Slobogean
The benefits of high-pressure pulsatile lavage for open fracture irrigation have been controversial based on conflicting experimental animal research. Recently published data definitively demonstrated that irrigation pressure does not affect the incidence of reoperation for the treatment of open fractures. However, proponents of pulsatile lavage argue a faster irrigation time is an important benefit of the high-pressure treatment. The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in irrigation time between gravity and high-pressure lavage...
January 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075168/transurethral-resection-of-prostate-and-bleeding-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-to-see-efficacy-of-short-term-use-of-finasteride-and-dutasteride-on-operative-blood-loss-and-prostatic-micro-vessel-density
#8
Ankur Bansal, Aditi Arora
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of short term use of finasteride and dutasteride on the amount of intraoperative blood loss and microvessel density (MVD) of prostatic stromal and suburethral tissues in the patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) prior to transurethral resection of prostate (TURP). METHODS: The study involved 450 male patients who planned to have TURP and were prospectively randomized into 3 groups (150 patients each). Group 1 received placebo, group 2 received finasteride 5 mg/day and group 3 received dutasteride 0...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074372/tracking-fluorescent-components-of-dissolved-organic-matter-from-soils-in-large-scale-irrigated-area
#9
Hongwei Pan, Huibin Yu, Yonghui Song, Lin Zhu, Ruixia Liu, Erdeng Du
Combination of fluorescence excitation-emission matrix spectroscopy with parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) and principal component analysis (PCA) was engaged to track fluorescent components of dissolved organic matter (DOM) extracted from soils, to seek potential factors, and to reveal their correlations with physico-chemical properties of soils. Soil samples at different depths were collected in Hetao irrigated area of Inner Mongolia, China. Five fluorescent components (C1 to C5) were identified by PARAFAC modeling of DOM extracted from the soil samples...
January 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073653/rare-lateral-dislocation-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Amir Reza Vosoughi, Pascal F Rippstein
Traumatic lateral dislocations of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint are very rare. A 44-year-old male was referred after a motorcycle to car accident because of an exposed head of the left first metatarsal through a laceration on the medial aspect of the first MTP joint. Radiographs showed a lateral dislocation of the first MTP joint, with concomitant fractures of the neck of the second metatarsal and the base of the third and fourth metatarsal bones. The dislocation was reduced in the emergency department with the patient under conscious sedation after thorough irrigation...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073286/bipolar-plasmakinetic-enucleo-resection-of-the-prostate-our-exp%C3%A3-rience-with-245-patients-for-3-years-of-follow-up
#11
Ahmed Abou-Taleb, Waleed El-Shaer, Wael Saber, Tarek Gharib, Alaa Elshaer
OBJECTIVE: the aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, feasibility and effectiveness of bipolar transurethral plasmakinetic enucleation of the prostate (PKEP). PATIENTS AND METHOD: Between January 2010 and October 2013, 245 patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) underwent transurethral enucleation of prostate using bipolar plasma vaporization energy. They were evaluated pre-operatively by Full detailed history, examination especially digital rectal examination (DRE), routine pre-operative investigation, serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA), abdominal and trans-rectal ultrasonography (US) and Maximum flow rates (Qmax)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071794/irrigation-and-fruit-canopy-position-modify-oil-quality-of-olive-trees-cv-frantoio
#12
Giovanni Caruso, Riccardo Gucci, Maria Isabella Sifola, Roberto Selvaggini, Stefania Urbani, Sonia Esposto, Agnese Taticchi, Maurizio Servili
BACKGROUND: Fruit development and oil quality in Olea europaea L. are strongly influenced by both light and water availability. In this study the simultaneous effects of light environment and irrigation on fruit characteristics and oil quality were studied in a high-density orchard over two consecutive years. Olive fruits were harvested from three canopy positions (intercepting about 64%, 42% and 30% of above canopy radiation) of fully-productive trees subjected to full, deficit or complementary irrigation...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070814/source-identification-and-spatial-distribution-of-heavy-metals-in-tobacco-growing-soils-in-shandong-province-of-china-with-multivariate-and-geostatistical-analysis
#13
Haiwei Liu, Yan Zhang, Xue Zhou, Xiuxuan You, Yi Shi, Jialai Xu
Samples of surface soil from tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) fields were analysed for heavy metals and showed the following concentrations (mean of 246 samples, mg/kg): As, 5.10; Cd, 0.11; Cr, 49.49; Cu, 14.72; Hg, 0.08; Ni, 19.28; Pb. 20.20 and Zn, 30.76. The values of the index of geoaccumulation (I geo) and of the enrichment factor indicated modest enrichment with As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Ni or Pb. Principal component analysis and cluster analysis correctly allocated each investigated element to its source, whether anthropogenic or natural...
January 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070322/carotenoid-profiling-of-the-leaves-of-selected-african-eggplant-accessions-subjected-to-drought-stress
#14
Elias K Mibei, Jane Ambuko, James J Giovannoni, Arnold N Onyango, Willis O Owino
African eggplants (Solanum aethiopicum and S. macrocarpon) are among the most economically important and valuable vegetable and fruit crops. They are a major source of biologically active nutritional substances and metabolites which are essential for plant growth, development, stress adaptation and defense. Among these metabolites are the carotenoids which act as accessory pigments for photosynthesis and precursor to plant hormones. Though African eggplants are known to be resistant to various abiotic stresses, the effect of these stresses on secondary metabolites has not been well defined...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070317/prevention-of-microbial-hazard-on-fresh-cut-lettuce-through%C3%A2-adoption-of-food-safety-and-hygienic-practices-by%C3%A2-lettuce-farmers
#15
Lateefah A Oyinlola, Adewale O Obadina, Adebukunola M Omemu, Olusola B Oyewole
Lettuce is consumed raw in salads and is susceptible to microbial contamination through environment, agricultural practices, and its morphology, thus, a potential vehicle for food-borne illness. This study investigated the effect of adoption of food safety and hygienic practices by lettuce farmers on the microbial safety of field sourced lettuce in Lagos State, Nigeria. Ten structured questionnaires were administered randomly to 10 lettuce farmers to assess food safety and hygienic practices (FSH). Two farmers who practice FSH and two farmers who do not practice NFSH were finally used for this study...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069301/future-water-availability-in-the-largest-freshwater-mediterranean-lake-is-at-great-risk-as-evidenced-from-simulations-with-the-swat-model
#16
Tuba Bucak, Dennis Trolle, Hans Estrup Andersen, Hans Thodsen, Şeyda Erdoğan, Eti E Levi, Nur Filiz, Erik Jeppesen, Meryem Beklioğlu
Inter- and intra-annual water level fluctuations and changes in water flow regime are intrinsic characteristics of Mediterranean lakes. Additionally, considering climate change projections for the water-limited Mediterranean region, increased air temperatures and decreased precipitation are anticipated, leading to dramatic declines in lake water levels as well as severe water scarcity problems. The study site, Lake Beyşehir, the largest freshwater lake in the Mediterranean basin, is - like other Mediterranean lakes - threatened by climatic changes and over-abstraction of water for irrigated crop farming...
January 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069270/treatment-of-subcutaneous-abscesses-in-children-with-incision-and-loop-drainage-a-simplified-method-of-care
#17
Charles J Aprahamian, Hilana Nashad, Nerina DiSomma, Breanna Elger, Joseph Esparaz, Thomas McMorrow, Alexandria Shadid, Angie Kao, Mark J Holterman, Robert C Kanard, Richard H Pearl
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to expand on our previous report of 115 patients after more than a decade-long experience using incision and loop drainage for pediatric subcutaneous abscess management. This report comprises the largest consecutive series of pediatric abscess patients from a single institution ever recorded. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed of all pediatric patients who underwent incision and loop drainage of subcutaneous abscesses at our institution between January 2002 and December 2014...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068350/genome-wide-association-mapping-and-genomic-selection-for-alfalfa-medicago-sativa-forage-quality-traits
#18
Elisa Biazzi, Nelson Nazzicari, Luciano Pecetti, E Charles Brummer, Alberto Palmonari, Aldo Tava, Paolo Annicchiarico
Genetic progress for forage quality has been poor in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), the most-grown forage legume worldwide. This study aimed at exploring opportunities for marker-assisted selection (MAS) and genomic selection of forage quality traits based on breeding values of parent plants. Some 154 genotypes from a broadly-based reference population were genotyped by genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS), and phenotyped for leaf-to-stem ratio, leaf and stem contents of protein, neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and acid detergent lignin (ADL), and leaf and stem NDF digestibility after 24 hours (NDFD), of their dense-planted half-sib progenies in three growing conditions (summer harvest, full irrigation; summer harvest, suspended irrigation; autumn harvest)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068207/the-effect-of-diode-laser-on-planktonic-enterococcus-faecalis-in-infected-root-canals-in-an-ex-vivo-model
#19
Gilda Cretella, Carlo Lajolo, Raffaella Castagnola, Francesco Somma, MariaTeresa Inchingolo, Luca Marigo
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the bactericidal effect of diode laser irradiation against intracanal Enterococcus faecalis. METHODS AND MATERIALS: m total of 128 extracted single-rooted and single-canal teeth were treated with ProTaper instruments (Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland). A total of 120 root canals were inoculated with E. faecalis for 21 days, and the samples were randomly divided into five groups: Group 1 (n = 24) samples were irrigated with only saline solution (positive controls); Group 2 (n = 24) was treated with only 5...
January 9, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065860/influence-of-ultrasonic-activation-over-final-irrigants-in-the-removal-of-photosensitizer-from-root-canal-walls-after-photodynamic-therapy
#20
Matheus Albino Souza, Bianca Pazinatto, Karolina Frick Bischoff, Huriel Scartazzini Palhano, Doglas Cecchin, José Antônio Poli de Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of ultrasonic activation (US) of the final irrigant in the removal of the photosensitizer from root canal walls after photodynamic therapy. METHODS: The root canals of 60 single-rooted bovine extracted teeth were filled with 0.01% methylene blue and submitted to photodynamic therapy for 90seconds. After that, the roots were divided into six groups (n=10) according to the final irrigation protocol: distilled water (DW), DW+US, 17% EDTA, QMix, EDTA+US, and QMix+US...
January 5, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
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