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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909582/ebola-research-funding-a-systematic-analysis-1997-2015
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Joseph Ra Fitchett, Amos Lichtman, Damilola T Soyode, Ariel Low, Jimena Villar de Onis, Michael G Head, Rifat Atun
BACKGROUND: The latest outbreak of Ebola in West Africa overwhelmed the affected countries, with the impact on health extending far beyond Ebola-related deaths that have exceeded 11 000. The need to promptly mobilise resources to control emerging infections is widely recognized. Yet, data on research funding for emerging infections remains inadequately documented. METHODS: We defined research investment as all funding flows for Ebola and/or Marburg virus from 1997 to April 2015 whose primary purpose was to advance knowledge and new technologies to prevent or cure disease...
December 2016: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908416/suppression-of-the-brain-pituitary-testicular-axis-function-following-acute-arsenic-and-manganese-co-exposure-and-withdrawal-in-rats
#2
Isaac A Adedara, Amos O Abolaji, Ifeoluwa O Awogbindin, Ebenezer O Farombi
Despite the fact that most environmental exposures to metals do not occur in isolation, the combined effects of metal mixtures on brain-pituitary-gonadal axis are poorly known. The present study investigated the impacts of co-exposure to arsenic (As) and manganese (Mn) on sperm characteristics, reproductive hormones and selected oxidative stress indices in the brain, testes and epididymis of rats following exposure for 15 consecutive days to 60mg/L of AsO2Na and 30mg/L of MnCl2 in drinking water. The results showed that while the brain weight remained unaffected, the fluid intake and the weights of testes and epididymis significantly (p<0...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908227/improved-infant-hemoglobin-hb-and-blood-glucose-concentrations-the-beneficial-effect-of-maternal-vitamin-a-supplementation-of-malaria-infected-mothers-in-ebonyi-state-nigeria
#3
Michael O Elom, Joseph E Eyo, Fabian C Okafor, Amos Nworie, Victor U Usanga, Gerald N Attamah, Chibueze C Igwe
One hundred and fifty-two malaria-infected pregnant women whose pregnancies had advanced to the 6th month were randomised into two study groups - supplemented and placebo groups, after obtaining their approved consents. Ten thousand international units of vitamin A soft gels were administered to the supplemented group three times per week. Vitamin A soft gels devoid of their active ingredients were administered thrice weekly to the placebo group. Two hundred thousand international units of vitamin A was administered to the supplemented groups within 8 weeks postpartum...
December 1, 2016: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903042/prevalence-and-management-of-diabetes-in-residential-aged-care-facilities-in-north-east-victoria-australia
#4
Helen M Haines, Holly Bannon-Murphy, Tim Amos, Robert Krones
BACKGROUND: Managing diabetes in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) presents challenges to general practitioners (GPs) as the incidence of the disease increases. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to describe the prevalence and management of diabetes in RACFs in north-east Victoria. METHODS: The method used for this study was a cross-sectional audit of medical files. RESULTS: Ten RACFs were invited and agreed to participate, giving a sample of 593 residents...
December 2016: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899619/the-nextprot-knowledgebase-on-human-proteins-2017-update
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Pascale Gaudet, Pierre-André Michel, Monique Zahn-Zabal, Aurore Britan, Isabelle Cusin, Marcin Domagalski, Paula D Duek, Alain Gateau, Anne Gleizes, Valérie Hinard, Valentine Rech de Laval, JinJin Lin, Frederic Nikitin, Mathieu Schaeffer, Daniel Teixeira, Lydie Lane, Amos Bairoch
The neXtProt human protein knowledgebase (https://www.nextprot.org) continues to add new content and tools, with a focus on proteomics and genetic variation data. neXtProt now has proteomics data for over 85% of the human proteins, as well as new tools tailored to the proteomics community.Moreover, the neXtProt release 2016-08-25 includes over 8000 phenotypic observations for over 4000 variations in a number of genes involved in hereditary cancers and channelopathies. These changes are presented in the current neXtProt update...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892789/4-vinylcyclohexene-diepoxide-disrupts-sperm-characteristics-endocrine-balance-and-redox-status-in-testes-and-epididymis-of-rats
#6
Isaac A Adedara, Amos O Abolaji, Emmanuel O Ladipo, Ore J Fatunmibi, Ayodeji O Abajingin, Ebenezer O Farombi
OBJECTIVES: Exposure to 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD) was reported to induce testicular germ cell toxicity in rodents. However, there is paucity of information on the precise biochemical and molecular mechanisms of VCD-induced male reproductive toxicity. METHODOLOGY: This study investigated the influence of VCD on testicular and epidydimal functions following oral exposure of Wistar rats to VCD at 0, 100, 250 and 500 mg/kg for 28 consecutive days. RESULTS: Administration of VCD significantly decreased the body weight gain and organo-somatic indices of the testes and epididymis...
November 28, 2016: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889252/peripartum-maternal-transmission-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-organism-to-newborn-infants
#7
Avi Peretz, Alina Skuratovsky, Efrat Khabra, Amos Adler, Pastukh Nina, Shay Barak, Yuri Perlitz, Moshe Ben-Ami, Amir Kushnir
The aim of this study was to determine whether the route of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) transmission to hospitalized newborns was from their mothers during delivery. Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalized newborns were sampled for ESBL presence by stool cultures on the first and fourth days of life. Mothers of ESBL-positive newborns were sampled for possible correlation detection. Bacteria isolates were molecularly identified and susceptibility tests for antibiotic agents were performed...
November 12, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888242/revalidation-and-continuing-professional-development
#8
Andrew Amos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887600/individual-household-and-community-level-factors-associated-with-keeping-tuberculosis-status-secret-in-ghana
#9
Joshua Amo-Adjei
BACKGROUND: In tuberculosis (TB) control, early disclosure is recommended for the purposes of treatment as well as a means of reducing or preventing person-to-person transmission of the bacteria. However, disclosure maybe avoided as a means of escaping stigma, and possible discrimination. This study aimed at providing insights into factors associated with intentions of Ghanaians to keep positive TB diagnosis in their families' a secret. METHODS: The paper was based on data from the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey...
November 25, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884630/psychometric-testing-of-korean-versions-of-self-efficacy-and-outcome-expectations-for-restorative-care-activities-scales
#10
Dukyoo Jung, Jinyee Byun, Minkyung Lee, Hyejin Kim
This study aimed to examine the validity and reliability of Korean versions of the Nursing Assistant Self-Efficacy for Restorative Care Scale, and the Nursing Assistant Outcome Expectations for Restorative Care Scale. Psychometric testing was performed with 697 direct care workers in long-term care facilities in South Korea. Data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 21.0, AMOS 22.0, and WINSTEPS 3.68.2. There was evidence for content validity. Factor loading in the Korean versions of the Nursing Assistant Self-Efficacy for Restorative Care Scale was 0...
November 21, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882696/fetuin-a-alpha-2hs-glycoprotein-modulates-growth-motility-invasion-and-senescence-in-high-grade-astrocytomas
#11
Gladys N Nangami, Amos M Sakwe, Michael G Izban, Tanu Rana, Philip E Lammers, Portia Thomas, Zhenbang Chen, Josiah Ochieng
Glioblastomas (high-grade astrocytomas) are highly aggressive brain tumors with poor prognosis and limited treatment options. In the present studies, we have defined the role of fetuin-A, a liver-derived multifunctional serum protein, in the growth of an established glioblastoma cell line, LN229. We hereby demonstrate that these cells synthesize ectopic fetuin-A which supports their growth in culture in the absence of serum. We have demonstrated that a panel of tissue microarray (TMA) of glioblastomas also express ectopic fetuin-A...
November 23, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881646/activation-and-inactivation-of-primary-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-1-envelope-glycoprotein-trimers-by-cd4-mimetic-compounds
#12
Navid Madani, Amy M Princiotto, Connie Zhao, Fatemeh Jahanbakhshsefidi, Max Mertens, Alon Herschhorn, Bruno Melillo, Amos B Smith, Joseph Sodroski
: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) entry into cells is mediated by the viral envelope glycoproteins (Env), a trimer of three gp120 exterior glycoproteins and three gp41 transmembrane glycoproteins. The metastable Env is triggered to undergo entry-related conformational changes when gp120 binds sequentially to the receptors, CD4 and CCR5, on the target cell. Small-molecule CD4-mimetic compounds (CD4mc) bind gp120 and act as competitive inhibitors of gp120-CD4 engagement. Some CD4mc have been shown to trigger Env prematurely, initially activating Env function, followed by rapid and irreversible inactivation...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879588/three-dimensional-facial-averaging-a-tool-for-understanding-facial-aging
#13
Val Lambros, Gideon Amos
The progression of facial shape with aging is the subject of various theories and assumptions but remains poorly understood. The authors have used the unique capabilities of the three-dimensional camera to average the faces of large numbers of subjects to understand this complex process. What the authors present here is a technique of analysis rather than detailed results.
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878353/does-mri-of-the-thoracolumbar-spine-change-management-in-blunt-trauma-patients-with-stable-thoracolumbar-spinal-injuries-without-neurologic-deficits
#14
Paul Deramo, Vaidehi Agrawal, Joseph Amos, Nimesh Patel, Henry Jefferson
BACKGROUND: In blunt trauma patients with computed tomography (CT) findings of stable thoracolumbar (TL) spinal injury without neurologic deficits, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies are commonly obtained, though the impact on overall management remains unclear. The indication for MRI in patients with TL injury without neurologic deficits continues to remain unclear. Here, we evaluate the role of MRI on clinical management of patients presenting with this diagnosis. METHODS: After IRB approval, all registry patients from December 2005 to December 2015 with all blunt TL injuries without defects were extracted...
November 22, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874065/antimicrobial-peptide-potency-is-facilitated-by-greater-conformational-flexibility-when-binding-to-gram-negative-bacterial-inner-membranes
#15
Sarah-Beth T A Amos, Louic S Vermeer, Philip M Ferguson, Justyna Kozlowska, Matthew Davy, Tam T Bui, Alex F Drake, Christian D Lorenz, A James Mason
The interaction of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) with the inner membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is a key determinant of their abilities to exert diverse bactericidal effects. Here we present a molecular level understanding of the initial target membrane interaction for two cationic α-helical AMPs that share structural similarities but have a ten-fold difference in antibacterial potency towards Gram-negative bacteria. The binding and insertion from solution of pleurocidin or magainin 2 to membranes representing the inner membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, comprising a mixture of 128 anionic and 384 zwitterionic lipids, is monitored over 100 ns in all atom molecular dynamics simulations...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865094/planned-home-birth-and-the-association-with-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#16
Shane W Wasden, Stephen T Chasen, Jeffrey M Perlman, Jessica L Illuzzi, Frank A Chervenak, Amos Grunebaum, Heather S Lipkind
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between planned home birth and neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). METHODS: This is a case-control study in which a database of neonates who underwent head cooling for HIE at our institution from 2007 to 2011 was linked to New York City (NYC) vital records. Four normal controls per case were then randomly selected from the birth certificate data after matching for year of birth, geographic location, and gestational age...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864413/cohort-profile-collaboration-of-observational-hiv-epidemiological-research-europe-cohere-in-eurocoord
#17
Geneviève Chêne, Andrew Phillips, Dominique Costagliola, Jonathan A C Sterne, Hansjakob Furrer, Julia Del Amo, Amanda Mocroft, Antonella d'Arminio Monforte, François Dabis, José M Miro, Diana Barger, Monique Termote, Christine Schwimmer, Rikke Salbøl Brandt, Nina Friis-Moller, Dorthe Raben, David Haerry, Matthias Egger, Ian Weller, Stéphane De Wit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857840/tolvaptan-use-during-hyperhydration-in-paediatric-intracranial-lymphoma-with-siadh
#18
Ruben H Willemsen, Violeta Delgado-Carballar, Daniela Elleri, Ajay Thankamony, G A Amos Burke, James C Nicholson, David B Dunger
: An 11-year-old boy developed severe syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) after diagnosis of an intracranial B-cell lymphoma. His sodium levels dropped to 118-120 mmol/L despite 70% fluid restriction. For chemotherapy, he required hyperhydration, which posed a challenge because of severe hyponatraemia. Tolvaptan is an oral, highly selective arginine vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist, which has been licensed in adults for the management of SIADH and has been used in treating paediatric heart failure...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857013/-structural-model-of-evidence-based-practice-implementation-among-clinical-nurses
#19
Hyunyoung Park, Keum Seong Jang
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to develop and test a structural model of evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation among clinical nurses. The model was based on Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt's Advancing Research and Clinical Practice through Close Collaboration model and Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations theory. METHODS: Participants were 410 nurses recruited from ten different tertiary hospitals in Korea. A structured self-report questionnaire was used to assess EBP knowledge/skills, EBP beliefs, EBP attitudes, organizational culture & readiness for EBP, dimensions of a learning organization and organizational innovativeness...
October 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857010/-a-prediction-model-for-unmet-needs-of-elders-with-dementia-and-caregiving-experiences-of-family-caregivers
#20
Sora Choi, Myonghwa Park
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to develop and test a prediction model for caregiving experiences including caregiving satisfaction and burden in dementia family caregivers. METHODS: The stress process model and a two factor model were used as the conceptual frameworks. Secondary data analysis was done with 320 family caregivers who were selected from the Seoul Dementia Management Survey (2014) data set. In the hypothesis model, the exogenous variable was patient symptomatology which included cognitive impairment, behavioral problems, dependency in activity of daily living and in instrumental activity of daily living...
October 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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