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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441638/health-risk-assessment-for-the-consumption-of-fresh-and-preserved-fish-alosa-agone-from-lago-di-como-northern-italy
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Silvia Quadroni, Roberta Bettinetti
BACKGROUND: Although banned in many countries for decades, DDTs and PCBs still represent a global threat to food safety. As these contaminants are still present in aquatic ecosystems, fish can be an important contributor to their total dietary intake. OBJECTIVES: Alosa agone specimens were sampled over a period of 10 years (from 2006 to 2015) to provide a representative overview of the DDT and PCB levels of Lago di Como, a deep Italian lake where a DDT input due to secondary sources was observed in recent years...
April 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441509/patient-safety-and-quality-improvement-in-otolaryngology-education-a-systematic-review
#2
John D Gettelfinger, P Barrett Paulk, Cecelia E Schmalbach
Objective The breadth and depth of patient safety/quality improvement (PS/QI) research dedicated to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) education remains unknown. This systematic review aims to define this scope and to identify knowledge gaps as well as potential areas of future study to improved PS/QI education and training in OHNS. Data Sources A computerized Ovid/Medline database search was conducted (January 1, 1965, to May 15, 2015). Similar computerized searches were conducted using Cochrane Database, PubMed, and Google Scholar...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440517/-efficacy-and-future-of-endoscopic-bariatric-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-obesity-and-metabolic-diseases
#3
Shangjia Huang, Junchang Zhang, Zhiyong Dong, Cunchuan Wang
The emerging endoscopic technologies are proved to be effective treatments for obesity in selected patients and to offer the potential advantages of reduced invasiveness, reversibility and repeatability. From the view of operation principle, endoscopic technologies can be classified as restrictive procedure, malabsorption procedure and endoscopic revision of gastric bypass. Restrictive procedures include intragastric balloon, aspiration therapy, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) and transoral gastroplasty...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440249/innovations-in-pediatric-cataract-surgery
#4
Sudarshan Kumar Khokhar, Ganesh Pillay, Esha Agarwal, Manish Mahabir
Advances in technology have made surgery in children safer and faster. The management of pediatric cataract has made rapid progress in the past decade with the availability of safer anesthesia, newer technique's, more predictable intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation, a better understanding of neurobiology, genetics, amblyopia management, improved IOL designs for preventing visual axis opacification, and adjuvant postoperative care. Modern vitrectomy machines with minimally invasive instruments, radiofrequency, diathermy, and plasma blades help immensely in complicated cases...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440187/genetic-modifications-of-icosahedral-plant-virus-based-nanoparticles-for-vaccine-and-immunotherapy-applications
#5
Kannan Badri Narayanan, Sung Soo Han
Vaccine development is one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. Vaccines made of live-attenuated pathogens can revert to virulent live strains, which causes safety concerns. On the other hand, the use of purified antigenic components as subunit vaccines is safer, but less effective, as these components induce lower levels of protective immunity. Multiple copy presentation of an antigenic determinant in a well-ordered and well-defined orientation on a nanosized particle can mimic the natural host-pathogen surface interaction to provide antigen stability and immunogenicity similar to that of conventional vaccines with improved safety...
April 24, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440053/who-is-at-risk-of-death-from-nephrectomy-an-analysis-of-thirty-day-mortality-after-21-380-nephrectomies-in-3-years-of-the-british-association-of-urological-surgeons-baus-national-nephrectomy-audit
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Archie Fernando, Sarah Fowler, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Tim O'Brien
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain contemporary overall and differential thirty-day mortality (TDM) rates after all types of nephrectomy in the UK, and to identify potential new risk factors for death. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the 110 deaths that occurred within 30 days of surgery out of the total of 21 380 nephrectomies performed, and calculated the odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for TDM based on peri-operative characteristics...
April 24, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439785/influence-of-environmental-conditions-on-norovirus-presence-in-mussels-harvested-in-montenegro
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Nevena Ilic, Branko Velebit, Vlado Teodorovic, Vesna Djordjevic, Nedjeljko Karabasil, Dragan Vasilev, Spomenka Djuric, Bojan Adzic, Mirjana Dimitrijevic
This study comprises the first systematic survey of the occurrence of Norovirus in Mediterranean mussels from harvesting areas in Montenegro coast of Adriatic Sea. Mussels may accumulate contaminants of public health concern, including pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Microbiological monitoring of harvesting areas is based on count of Escherichia coli in bivalve molluscs in the European Union. It is assumed that E. coli does not reflect contamination with enteric viruses. A structured field study was undertaken at six locations in Bay of Kotor, Montenegro, in order to investigate plausible influence of environmental factors on the variability of E...
April 24, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439625/-direct-mpr-a-useful-tool-for-oblique-ct-fluoroscopy-assisted-puncture
#8
Rui Sato, Takeshi Aramaki, Kiichiro Yoza, Kenji Iwai, Michihisa Moriguchi, Koiku Asakura, Masahiro Endo, Takahiro Ito
OBJECTIVE: Conventional multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) imaging can be used as a tool for planning oblique puncture procedures, but it takes a few minutes to reconstruct and is not appropriate for real-time CT fluoroscopy-assisted puncture. Recently, new MPR technology has been used that requires only 8 s and makes it possible to obtain a nearly real-time CT fluoroscopy-assisted oblique puncture. We refer to it as "direct MPR." This is the first clinical report of this technique. METHODS: Since February 2016, we have performed real-time, CT-guided oblique punctures with this new technology, "direct MPR," using an angio-CT system...
April 24, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439178/hispanic-residential-isolation-adhd-diagnosis-and-stimulant-treatment-among-medicaid-insured-youth
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Dinci Pennap, Mehmet Burcu, Daniel J Safer, Julie M Zito
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate a conceptual framework that assessed the effect of Hispanic residential isolation on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) health service utilization among 2.2 million publicly insured youth. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Medicaid administrative claims data for ambulatory care services from a US Pacific state linked with US census data. PARTICIPANTS: Youth, aged 2-17 years, continuously enrolled in 2009...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437749/epilepsy-awareness-and-emergency-rescue-training-ignorance-is-bliss
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Rohit Shankar, Caryn Jory, Brendan McLean, Phil Tittensor, Matthew Walker
Status epilepticus (SE) has a high mortality rate and is associated with complications such as neurological deficit and cognitive decline. Buccal midazolam is the recommended emergency rescue medication in the UK to reduce the duration of a seizure and SE. It should be administered by an appropriately trained person. There are agreed guidelines on training standards for its administration in the UK produced by the Joint Epilepsy Council of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Training should provide an overview of epilepsy to facilitate safe, person-centered care and appropriate administration of rescue medication to people with epilepsy (PWE)...
April 19, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437748/rational-and-timely-haemostatic-interventions-following-cardiac-surgery-coagulation-factor-concentrates-or-blood-bank-products
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Mariann Tang, Christian Fenger-Eriksen, Per Wierup, Jacob Greisen, Jørgen Ingerslev, Vibeke Hjortdal, Benny Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery may cause a serious coagulopathy leading to increased risk of bleeding and transfusion demands. Blood bank products are commonly first line haemostatic intervention, but has been associated with hazardous side effect. Coagulation factor concentrates may be a more efficient, predictable, and potentially a safer treatment, although prospective clinical trials are needed to further explore these hypotheses. This study investigated the haemostatic potential of ex vivo supplementation of coagulation factor concentrates versus blood bank products on blood samples drawn from patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
April 5, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436736/are-you-okay-to-drive-commuting-behavior-and-blood-alcohol-concentrations-amongst-restaurant-diners
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B Scott-Parker, L Stokes, S Panaho, M Cawkwell, J Caldwell
Objective Drink driving is widely recognised as a major road safety problem. In Australia, health promotion messages encourage monitoring the number of standard drinks consumed prior to driving. The pilot research aimed to investigate commuting behaviour and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of diners, including intended-drivers, at Sunshine Coast restaurants. Methods Five hundred and forty-four diners (n = 260 males) consented to participate in a brief interview and to use a breathalyser device to measure their BAC...
February 25, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436314/metabolomic-approaches-in-the-discovery-of-potential-urinary-biomarkers-of-drug-induced-liver-injury-dili
#13
Ana Margarida Araújo, Márcia Carvalho, Félix Carvalho, Maria de Lourdes Bastos, Paula Guedes de Pinho
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a major safety issue during drug development, as well as the most common cause for the withdrawal of drugs from the pharmaceutical market. The identification of DILI biomarkers is a labor-intensive area. Conventional biomarkers are not specific and often only appear at significant levels when liver damage is substantial. Therefore, new biomarkers for early identification of hepatotoxicity during the drug discovery process are needed, thus resulting in lower development costs and safer drugs...
April 24, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436019/antibiotic-therapy-for-pelvic-inflammatory-disease
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REVIEW
Ricardo F Savaris, Daniele G Fuhrich, Rui V Duarte, Sebastian Franik, Jonathan Ross
BACKGROUND: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that affects 4% to 12% of young women, and is one of the most common causes of morbidity in this age group. The main intervention for acute PID is the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics which cover Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and anaerobic bacteria, administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or orally. In this review, we assessed the optimal treatment regimen for PID. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of antibiotic regimens used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease...
April 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434953/the-multi-scope-technique-for-microvascular-decompression
#15
Yuichi Nagata, Tadashi Watanabe, Tetsuya Nagatani, Kazuhito Takeuchi, Jonsu Chu, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
BACKGROUND: The performance of endoscopic surgery has rapidly become widespread in neurosurgery in recent years. Endoscopy can offer close and panoramic surgical views with fine illumination, even in the deep intracranial area. However, it also has the following serious drawback: an intracranial blind area between the field lens of the endoscope and the site of the dural opening. This blind area cannot be viewed on the endoscopic monitor, and several surgical complications, including accidental intracranial neurovascular structural injury, can occur in this area...
April 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434545/opportunities-and-obstacles-in-translating-evidence-to-policy-in-occupational-asthma
#16
Susan M Tarlo, Ahmed A Arif, George L Delclos, Paul Henneberger, Jenil Patel
PURPOSE: Occupational asthma (OA), a common respiratory disorder in Western countries, is caused by exposures at the workplace. It is part of a broader definition of work-related asthma (WRA) that also includes pre-existing asthma aggravated by substances present in the workplace environment, and it is potentially preventable. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate preventive measures for occupational asthma by case studies. METHODS: In three case studies we discuss preventive measures that have been associated with reductions in incidence of occupational asthma from natural rubber latex and from diisocyanates as supported by published literature...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433895/evaluating-network-level-predictors-of-behavior-change-among-injection-networks-enrolled-in-the-hptn-037-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Laramie R Smith, Steffanie A Strathdee, David Metzger, Carl Latkin
BACKGROUND: Little is known about ways network-level factors that may influence the adoption of combination prevention behaviors among injection networks, or how network-oriented interventions might moderate this behavior change process. METHODS: A total of 232 unique injection risk networks in Philadelphia, PA, were randomized to a peer educator network-oriented intervention or standard of care control arm. Network-level aggregates reflecting the injection networks' baseline substance use dynamics, social interactions, and the networks exposure to gender- and structural-related vulnerabilities were calculated and used to predict changes in the proportion of network members adopting safer injection practices at 6-month follow-up...
April 5, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433813/new-tools-to-make-a-percutaneous-epicardial-access-safer-is-the-real-time-pressure-frequency-monitoring-on-the-needle-tip-the-best-way
#18
EDITORIAL
Mauricio I Scanavacca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433402/sensing-bad-are-co-stimulatory-car-expressing-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-safer
#19
Robin Parihar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431597/cefepime-induced-encephalopathy-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
#20
Ryo Nakagawa, Kenichiro Sato, Yoshikazu Uesaka, Takashi Mitsuki, Kanya Kondo, Atsushi Wake, Yoshifumi Ubara, Mami Kanzaki
OBJECTIVES: Impaired renal function is a risk factor for cefepime (CFPM)-induced encephalopathy (CFPMIE) in patients treated with CFPM; dose-titration to renal function is recommended to prevent CFPMIE. However, available evidence on the incidence of CFPMIE or preventive efficacy of dose adjustment against CFPMIE in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is limited. METHODS: Single-centre, retrospective observational study. We reviewed consecutive in-hospital adult patients treated with adjusted-dose of CFPM in the period between September 2012 and September 2016, and assessed the CFPMIE in ESRD patients treated with adjusted-dose of CFPM...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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