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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088258/comparing-outcomes-from-the-two-most-recognized-acupuncturist-workforce-surveys
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Steven H Stumpf, Kory Ward-Cook, Clifford R Carr
OBJECTIVE: To determine the informational consistency produced by the two most recent independent surveys and draw a conclusion whether the data would be sufficient for the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis and Bureau of Labor and Statistics consideration. METHODS: This paper compares workforce outcomes collected by the two most prominent acupuncture entities that have produced the most useful acupuncturist workforce data (California Acupuncture Board 2015 Occupational Analysis and the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine® 2013 Job Analysis) at national and state levels...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088177/a-novel-quantitative-pcr-detects-babesia-infection-in-patients-not-identified-by-currently-available-non-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests
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Lavoisier Akoolo, Samantha Schlachter, Rasel Khan, Laura Alter, Albert D Rojtman, Kristine Gedroic, Purnima Bhanot, Nikhat Parveen
BACKGROUND: Ticks transmit Babesia microti, the causative agents of babesiosis in North America and Europe. Babesiosis is now endemic in Northeastern USA and affects people of all ages. Babesia species infect erythrocytes and can be transmitted through blood transfusion. Whole blood and blood products, which are not tested for Babesia, can cause transfusion-transmitted babesiosis (TTB) resulting in severe consequences in the immuno-compromised patients. The purpose of this study was epidemiological evaluation of babesiosis in a tick-infested state...
January 14, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088027/an-alternative-strategy-to-western-blot-as-a-confirmatory-diagnostic-test-for-hiv-infection
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Xia Feng, Jibao Wang, Zhiyun Gao, Yu Tian, Ling Zhang, Huichao Chen, Tong Zhang, Lin Xiao, Jun Yao, Wenge Xing, Maofeng Qiu, Yan Jiang
BACKGROUND: In China, western blot (WB) is the recommended procedure for the diagnosis of HIV infection. However, this technique is time consuming and labor intensive, and its complexity restricts wide application in resource-limited regions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a dry blood spots (DBS)-urine paired enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test, instead of WB, for HIV antibody detection. STUDY DESIGN: Plasma, DBS, and urine samples were collected from 1213 subjects from different populations...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087716/the-piggybac-transposon-derived-genes-tpb1-and-tpb6-mediate-essential-transposon-like-excision-during-the-developmental-rearrangement-of-key-genes-in-tetrahymena-thermophila
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Chao-Yin Cheng, Janet M Young, Chih-Yi Gabriela Lin, Ju-Lan Chao, Harmit S Malik, Meng-Chao Yao
Ciliated protozoans perform extreme forms of programmed somatic DNA rearrangement during development. The model ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila removes 34% of its germline micronuclear genome from somatic macronuclei by excising thousands of internal eliminated sequences (IESs), a process that shares features with transposon excision. Indeed, piggyBac transposon-derived genes are necessary for genome-wide IES excision in both Tetrahymena (TPB2 [Tetrahymena piggyBac-like 2] and LIA5) and Paramecium tetraurelia (PiggyMac)...
December 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086839/ethnobotanical-knowledge-acquisition-during-daily-chores-the-firewood-collection-of-pastoral-maasai-girls-in-southern-kenya
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Xiaojie Tian
BACKGROUND: Researchers considering children's traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) highlighted the importance of examining children's daily activities as empirical contexts for its acquisition. Many of them evaluated children's TEK acquisition linearly as gain or loss, and paid less attention to the adaptive nature of this knowledge system and the social relationships arising from its acquisition processes. This study approaches children's TEK acquisition considering these abovementioned aspects...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081169/assessment-of-a-96-well-plate-assay-of-quantitative-drug-susceptibility-testing-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-in-china
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Hui Xia, Yang Zheng, Bing Zhao, Susan van den Hof, Frank Cobelens, YanLin Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of the Sensitire MYCOTB MIC Plate (MYCOTB) which could measure the twelve anti-tuberculosis drugs susceptibility on one 96-wells plate. METHODS: A total of 140 MDR-TB strains and 60 non-MDR strains were sub-cultured and 193 strains were finally tested for drug resistance using MYCOTB and agar proportion method (APM) and another 7 strains failed of subculture. The drugs included ofloxacin (Ofx), moxifloxacin (Mfx), rifampin (RFP), amikacin (Am), rifabutin (Rfb), para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS), ethionamide (Eth), isoniazid (INH), kanamycin (Km), ethambutol (EMB), streptomycin (Sm), and cycloserine(Cs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081020/sonographic-findings-and-diagnostic-pitfalls-in-evaluation-for-uterine-rupture-in-a-case-of-fetal-demise-and-prior-cesarean-delivery-of-unknown-type
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James Andrew Spain, Shehbaz Shaikh, Sharon A Sandberg
A 38-week pregnant patient with history of cesarean delivery was admitted to the hospital for induction of labor after diagnosis of fetal demise. When the clinical picture became concerning for uterine scar dehiscence, an ultrasound was ordered. After targeted ultrasound of the lower uterine segment, the sonographer initially reported thin but intact lower uterine segment and normal positioning of the fetus. By keeping a high level of suspicion, the radiologist analyzed the images submitted and found other clues suggesting possible dehiscence or rupture...
January 9, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079778/association-of-intended-route-of-delivery-and-maternal-morbidity-in-twin-pregnancy
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Sarah Rae Easter, Julian N Robinson, Ellice Lieberman, Daniela Carusi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal morbidity in twin pregnancies according to intended mode of delivery. METHODS: We assembled a 7-year retrospective cohort (2007-2014) of women delivering viable, vertex-presenting twins beyond 32 weeks of gestation without contraindication to labor or uterine scar. We classified women as undergoing a trial of labor to attempt vaginal birth or choosing an elective cesarean delivery. Our primary outcome was a measure of composite maternal morbidity including death, postpartum hemorrhage, infection, major procedure, readmission for infection or reoperation, need for dilation and evacuation for hemorrhage or infection, venous thromboembolism, small bowel obstruction or ileus, or intensive care unit admission...
January 9, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079766/attempted-and-successful-vacuum-assisted-vaginal-delivery-by-prepregnancy-body-mass-index
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Sebastian Z Ramos, Molly E Waring, Katherine Leung, Nili S Amir, Annika L Bannon, Tiffany A Moore Simas
OBJECTIVE: To examine rates of attempted and successful vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery by prepregnancy body mass index (BMI). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 2,084 women with singleton gestations needing operative delivery assistance and vacuum-eligible (fully dilated, +2 station or greater, 34 weeks of gestation or greater) using 2006-2014 inpatient records. Prepregnancy BMI was categorized as underweight (less than 18.5), normal weight (18...
January 9, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079671/outcomes-of-exercise-training-following-the-use-of-a-birthing-ball-during-pregnancy-and-delivery
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Danielle Fournier, Gloria Feeney, Marie-Eve Mathieu
INTRODUCTION: Using a birthing ball (BB) is an exercise form that is growing in popularity. Improved delivery outcomes have been recently reported with as little a 6-8 hours of training per week; however, little is known regarding lower and higher training levels. The aim of the current study was to document whether more time spent training with a BB resulted in improved delivery outcomes for the mother and the newborn. METHODS: This quasi-experimental study was conducted with a sample of women who participated in one to 28 supervised exercise classes during pregnancy according to the Ballon Forme program offered in non-clinical settings (http://ballonforme...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079587/review-of-the-alternatives-to-epidural-blood-patch-for-treatment-of-postdural-puncture-headache-in-the-parturient
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Daniel Katz, Yaakov Beilin
Labor neuraxial anesthesia is commonly used in the parturient, and postdural puncture headache is the most common complication of the technique. Although epidural blood patch is the best treatment, there are some patients in whom this treatment is refused or contraindicated. The goal of this article is to review the efficacy of the most studied alternate modalities to treat postdural puncture headache. This will include a discussion of the various oral or intravenous therapies and the non-blood-containing epidural injections...
January 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079555/epidural-labor-analgesia-and-maternal-fever
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Emily E Sharpe, Katherine W Arendt
Women receiving an epidural for labor analgesia are at increased risk for intrapartum fever. This relationship has been supported by observational, before and after, and randomized controlled trials. The etiology is not well understood but is likely a result of noninfectious inflammation as studies have found women with fever have higher levels of inflammatory markers. Maternal pyrexia may change obstetric management and women are more likely to receive antibiotics or undergo cesarean delivery. Maternal pyrexia is associated with adverse neonatal outcomes...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079443/breastfeeding-in-women-having-experienced-childhood-sexual-abuse
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Constanze Elfgen, Niels Hagenbuch, Gisela Görres, Emina Block, Brigitte Leeners
BACKGROUND: Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) can have a serious effect on general and obstetric health. Breastfeeding includes several triggers for memories of abuse experiences, which will likely influence decisions about breastfeeding and its implementation in daily life. This is important since breastfeeding improves maternal well-being and bonding with the child. Research aim: As breastfeeding strongly influences the long-term health of children, we investigated experiences with breastfeeding in women with a history of CSA...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078382/timing-and-mode-of-delivery-in-prenatally-diagnosed-congenital-heart-disease-an-analysis-of-practices-within-the-university-of-california-fetal-consortium-ucfc
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Shabnam Peyvandi, Tina Ahn Thu Thi Nguyen, Myriam Almeida-Jones, Nina Boe, Laila Rhee, Tracy Anton, Mark Sklansky, Maryam Tarsa, Gary Satou, Anita J Moon-Grady
Prenatal diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease (CHD) is associated with decreased morbidity. It is also associated with lower birth weights and earlier gestational age at delivery. The University of California Fetal Consortium (UCfC) comprises five tertiary medical centers, and was created to define treatment practices. We utilized this consortium to assess delivery patterns and outcomes in subjects with prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of CHD. A retrospective cohort study was conducted on maternal-neonatal pairs diagnosed with complex CHD prenatally (n = 186) and postnatally (n = 110) from 2011 to 2013...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077894/information-expensiveness-perceived-by-vietnamese-patients-with-respect-to-healthcare-provider-s-choice
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Vuong Quan-Hoang
BACKGROUND: Patients have to acquire information to support their decision on choosing a suitable healthcare provider. But in developing countries like Vietnam, accessibility issues remain an obstacle, thus adversely affect both quality and costliness of healthcare information. Vietnamese use both sources from health professionals and friends/relatives, especially when quality of the Internet-based cheaper sources appear to be still questionable. The search of information from both professionals and friends/relatives incurs some cost, which can be viewed as low or high depending low or high accessibility to the sources...
October 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077838/low-grade-metabolically-induced-inflammation-mediators-interleukin-6-adiponectin-and-tnf-%C3%AE-serum-levels-in-obese-pregnant-patients-in-the-perinatal-period
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Malgorzata Zembala-Szczerba, Andrzej Jaworowski, Hubert Huras, Dorota Babczyk, Robert Jach
BACKGROUND Obesity is a major clinical problem. The number of obese pregnant women is rising rapidly. The consequences of obesity are significant and affect every aspect of perinatal care for both the mother and the developing fetus. Adipose tissue may be responsible for chronic subclinical inflammation in obesity, being a source of inflammatory mediators. The study was designed to evaluate the analysis of the serum concentration of inflammatory mediators, including interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and adiponectin, in obese pregnant women at full-term pregnancies...
January 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076532/-trajectories-of-women-living-with-hiv-aids-in-brazil-progress-and-permanence-of-the-response-to-the-epidemic
#17
Wilza Vieira Villela, Regina Maria Barbosa
This article analyzes the trajectories of 85 women living with HIV/AIDS in six Brazilian cities: Belém, São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Goiânia, Recife and Pelotas, to understand some specific aspects of their experiences before and after diagnosis. It is based on in-depth interviews conducted in 2009 addressing women diagnosed with HIV between 1 and 20 years previously. The results show a profile characterized by limited access to school, health services and labor and a marked presence of violence. The reasons for applying HIV tests vary over time and there is an increase in prenatal testing, although no modifications in the context of the infection are apparent...
January 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076409/an-efficient-antioxidant-system-in-a-long-lived-termite-queen
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Eisuke Tasaki, Kazuya Kobayashi, Kenji Matsuura, Yoshihito Iuchi
The trade-off between reproduction and longevity is known in wide variety of animals. Social insect queens are rare organisms that can achieve a long lifespan without sacrificing fecundity. The extended longevity of social insect queens, which contradicts the trade-off, has attracted much attention because it implies the existence of an extraordinary anti-aging mechanism. Here, we show that queens of the termite Reticulitermes speratus incur significantly lower oxidative damage to DNA, protein and lipid and have higher activity of antioxidant enzymes than non-reproductive individuals (workers and soldiers)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075224/integrating-approaches-requires-more-than-a-division-of-labor
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Catharine P Cross, Anne Campbell
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January 1, 2017: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074231/development-of-a-novel-magnetic-resonance-imaging-acquisition-and-analysis-workflow-for-the-quantification-of-shock-wave-lithotripsy-induced-renal-hemorrhagic-injury
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Rajash K Handa, Paul R Territo, Philip M Blomgren, Scott A Persohn, Chen Lin, Cynthia D Johnson, Lei Jiang, Bret A Connors, Gary D Hutchins
The current accepted standard for quantifying shock wave lithotripsy (SWL)-induced tissue damage is based on morphometric detection of renal hemorrhage in serial tissue sections from fixed kidneys. This methodology is time and labor intensive and is tissue destructive. We have developed a non-destructive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method that permits rapid assessment of SWL-induced hemorrhagic lesion volumes in post-mortem kidneys using native tissue contrast to reduce cycle time. Kidneys of anesthetized pigs were targeted with shock waves using the Dornier Compact S lithotripter...
January 10, 2017: Urolithiasis
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