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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031028/risk-factors-for-death-in-dogs-treated-for-esophageal-foreign-body-obstruction-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-222-cases-1998-2017
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A G Burton, C T Talbot, M S Kent
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist describing risk factors for death, and long-term outcomes in dogs with esophageal foreign body (EFB) obstruction. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate short- and long-term outcomes, and analyze risk factors for death in dogs with EFB obstruction. We hypothesized duration of entrapment and treatment type would affect outcome. ANIMALS: A total of 222 dogs were treated for EFB obstruction at an emergency and referral hospital between March 1998 and March 2017...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028814/diversity-and-microevolution-of-crispr-loci-in-helicobacter-cinaedi
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Junko Tomida, Yuji Morita, Keigo Shibayama, Ken Kikuchi, Tomohiro Sawa, Takaaki Akaike, Yoshiaki Kawamura
Helicobacter cinaedi is associated with nosocomial infections. The CRISPR-Cas system provides adaptive immunity against foreign genetic elements. We investigated the CRISPR-Cas system in H. cinaedi to assess the potential of the CRISPR-based microevolution of H. cinaedi strains. A genotyping method based on CRISPR spacer organization was carried out using 42 H. cinaedi strains. The results of sequence analysis showed that the H. cinaedi strains used in this study had two CRISPR loci (CRISPR1 and CRISPR2). The lengths of the consensus direct repeat sequences in CRISPR1 and CRISPR2 were both 36 bp-long, and 224 spacers were found in the 42 H...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028785/a-shot-through-the-heart
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Marco Centola, Diego Salerno-Uriarte, Laura Toffetti, Stefano Lucreziotti, Carlo Sponzilli, Andrea Moneta, Francesco Donatelli, Stefano Carugo
: The case presented describes a very rare cause of 'needle-like' chest pain in a 52-year-old Egyptian man. A sharp 38-mm long needle was detected in the lateral wall of the right ventricle by means of cardiac computed tomography scan. After heart team discussion, the patient underwent minimally invasive cardiac surgery intervention. The needle was successfully removed though left minithoracotomy, and the patient was discharged home on the 5th day. The diagnosis of intracardiac foreign bodies may be challenging...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028565/human-papillomavirus-vaccine-initiation-in-asian-indians-and-asian-subpopulations-a-case-for-examining-disaggregated-data-in-public-health-research
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H Budhwani, P De
OBJECTIVES: Vaccine disparities research often focuses on differences between the five main racial and ethnic classifications, ignoring heterogeneity of subpopulations. Considering this knowledge gap, we examined human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine initiation in Asian Indians and Asian subpopulations. STUDY DESIGN: National Health Interview Survey data (2008-2013), collected by the National Center for Health Statistics, were analyzed. METHODS: Multiple logistic regression analysis was conducted on adults aged 18-26 years (n = 20,040)...
October 10, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028182/hypothesis-rna-and-dna-viral-sequence-integration-into-the-mammalian-host-genome-supports-long-term-b-cell-and-t-cell-adaptive-immunity
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Julia L Hurwitz, Bart G Jones, Emmanuelle Charpentier, David L Woodland
Viral sequence integration into the mammalian genome has long been perceived as a health risk. In some cases, integration translates to chronic viral infection, and in other instances, oncogenic gene mutations occur. However, research also shows that animal cells can benefit from integrated viral sequences (e.g., to support host cell development or to silence foreign invaders). Here we propose that, comparable with the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats that provide bacteria with adaptive immunity against invasive bacteriophages, animal cells may co-opt integrated viral sequences to support immune memory...
October 13, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026790/the-prevalence-of-hearing-impairment-by-age-and-gender-in-a-population-based-study
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Alimohamad Asghari, Mohammad Farhadi, Ahmad Daneshi, Mehdi Khabazkhoob, Saman Mohazzab-Torabi, Maryam Jalessi, Hesamedin Emamjomeh
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of hearing impairment (HI) by age and gender in a population aged 5 yr and older residing in Tehran, Iran. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 140 clusters each including 10 households from Tehran, Iran were sampled between 2012 and 2013 using cluster random sampling. Trained audiologists examined the participants during face-to-face interviews. The hearing of the participants was evaluated before the removal of wax or other foreign bodies...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026738/two-cases-of-colonoscopic-retrieval-of-a-foreign-body-in-children-a-button-battery-and-an-open-safety-pin
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Eun Joo Lee, Hye Ran Yang, Jin Min Cho, Jae Sung Ko, Jin Soo Moon
Ingestion of foreign body in children is a relatively common problem among paediatric population. The foreign bodies mostly pass spontaneously through the gastrointestinal tract. However, complications can occur according to its anatomical location, the characteristics of the foreign body, and delays in management. Although the cases of ingested button batteries or sharp objects impacted at the gastrointestinal tract can be very serious, there have been very only a few cases have reported colonoscopic removal of these dangerous foreign bodies in adults, and there have been no case reports in children...
September 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026623/a-case-of-vibrio-vulnificus-infection-complicated-with-fulminant-purpura-gene-and-biotype-analysis-of-the-pathogen
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Masatoshi Hori, Akifumi Nakayama, Daisuke Kitagawa, Hidetada Fukushima, Hideki Asai, Yasuyuki Kawai, Kazuo Okuchi
Introduction.Vibrio vulnificus (V. vulnificus) causes a severe infection that develops in the compromised host. Its pathophysiology is classified into three types: (1) primary septicaemia, (2) gastrointestinal illness pattern and (3) wound infection pattern. Of these, primary septicaemia is critical. V. vulnificus can be classified into three biotypes and two genotypes and its pathogenicity is type-dependent. Case presentation. A 47-year-old man presented to a local hospital with chief complaints of fever, bilateral lower limb pain and diarrhoea...
May 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025536/foreign-bodies-in-pediatrics-a-case-to-say-hello-kitty
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Marlene Rodrigues, Liliana Abreu
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September 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025532/conflict-of-interest-disclosure-in-a-top-tier-portuguese-medical-journal
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Nuno Moreira Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: Scientific medical publications are considered to be a source of unbiased and independent information. Authors are required to disclose relationships with the pharmaceutical industry for transparency purposes. The aim of this work was to assess conflict of interest disclosure in a Portuguese top-tier medical journal by comparing authors' self-reported conflicts of interest with payments listed in the official database of Portuguese Ministry of Health. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All articles published in the Portuguese Journal of Cardiology from December 2015 to May 2016 were reviewed...
September 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025226/a-histopathologic-diagnosis-of-vascular-occlusion-after-injection-of-hyaluronic-acid-filler-findings-of-intravascular-foreign-body-and-skin-necrosis
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Seiichi Maruyama
Before injecting hyaluronic acid (HA) filler into high-risk zones of the face, considerable caution must be exercised, including careful selection of the most appropriate filler, volume, and injection technique. Rare but severe adverse events have occurred during and after injection of HA filler in or around the periorbital region, such as skin necrosis and blindness. In the present case, involving a 57-year-old woman, approximately 0.1 mL of HA was injected into each side of the glabella to minimize wrinkles...
October 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024311/collagen-inducing-biologization-of-prosthetic-material-for-hernia-repair-polypropylene-meshes-coated-with-polyp-collagen
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Maximilian Ackermann, Xiaohong Wang, Shunfeng Wang, Meik Neufurth, Heinz C Schröder, Friedrich-Eckart Isemer, Werner E G Müller
Prostethic mesh material such as nonabsorbable polypropylene used in open and laparoscopic hernia repair are characterized by controllable mechanical properties but may elicit undesirable physiological reactions due to the nonphysiological inert polymer material. We succeeded in developing a biocompatible coating for these meshes, based on a physiological inorganic polymer, polyphosphate (polyP) that is morphogenetically active and used as a metabolic energy source, and a collagen matrix. The polyP/collagen hydrogel material was prepared by a freeze-extraction method, with amorphous Ca-polyP microparticles...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023217/visual-impairment-by-multiple-vascular-embolization-with-hydroxyapatite-particles
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Yayoi Marumo, Miki Hiraoka, Masato Hashimoto, Hiroshi Ohguro
We demonstrate a case of ocular impairment caused by a hydroxyapatite filler injection and review the prior literature on clinical presentations. A healthy woman, who received a hydroxyapatite filler injection into the glabella for nose augmentation suddenly had symptoms of nausea, diplopia, visual loss in the left eye, and impaired consciousness. Her left eye showed paresis of the inferior branch of the oculomotor nerve, conjunctival injection, cell infiltration in the anterior chamber, and multiple white spots in the nasal fundus...
October 12, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022291/comparison-of-contact-lens-corrected-quality-of-vision-and-life-of-keratoconus-and-myopic-patients
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Sunghoon Lee, Gangwook Jung, Hyung Keun Lee
PURPOSE: To compare and analyze changes in vision quality, subjective symptoms, and psycho-social satisfaction in keratoconus and myopic patients following the wearing of contact lenses. METHODS: This study enrolled 25 keratoconus and 25 myopic patients with corrected vision over 0.8 according to the Snellen chart due to treatment with contact lenses. Patients were surveyed prior to the wearing of contact lenses, and again after three months of contact lens usage with a questionnaire about quality of vision and life...
August 26, 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022173/quantifying-the-potential-export-flows-of-used-electronic-products-in-macau-a-case-study-of-pcs
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Danfeng Yu, Qingbin Song, Zhishi Wang, Jinhui Li, Huabo Duan, Jinben Wang, Chao Wang, Xu Wang
The used electronic product (UEP) has attracted the worldwide attentions because part of e-waste may be exported from developed countries to developing countries in the name of UEP. On the basis of large foreign trade data of electronic products (e-products), this study adopted the trade data approach (TDA) to quantify the potential exports of UEP in Macau, taking a case study of personal computers (PCs). The results show that the desktop mainframes, LCD monitors, and CRT monitors have more low-unit-value trades with higher trade volumes in the past 10 years, while the laptop and tablet PCs, as the newer technologies, owned the higher ratios of the high-unit-value trades...
October 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021955/when-christmas-decoration-goes-hand-in-hand-with-bronchial-aspiration-%C3%A2
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Ania Carsin, Mélisande Baravalle-Einaudi, Jean-Christophe Dubus
We report the case of a 14-month-old girl suffering from cough and wheeze around Christmas. She was treated with anti-asthmatic drugs with no success, and 3 weeks later a chest X-ray revealed a LED bulb in the left main bronchus. This LED bulb came from a Christmas light garland decorating the Christmas tree. We discuss the different Christmas objects that can be inhaled by young children, the challenge to diagnose bronchial inhalation during this winter period, and the emergence of new foreign bodies, such as LED bulbs, with a particularly aerodynamic shape...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021577/interleukin-17a-as-a-good-predictor-of-the-severity-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-children
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Mingyue Yang, Fanzheng Meng, Kuo Wang, Man Gao, Ruihua Lu, Mengyao Li, Fangxing Zhao, Lijuan Huang, Yining Zhang, Genhong Cheng, Xiaosong Wang
Early distinction between severe Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MPP) and mild MPP is still difficult. The aim of this study was to analyze cytokines in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and explore predicting factors of severe MPP in children. Retrospective analysis was performed on 150 children with MPP or bronchial foreign body (FB) admitted in our hospital. The mRNA levels of IL17A were found significantly lower in severe MPP group comparing with mild MPP group or FB group. However, no significant difference was found in the levels of IL4, IL10 or interferon beta1 (IFNβ1) between the two groups...
October 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020920/first-identification-of-gordonia-sputi-in-a-post-traumatic-endophthalmitis-patient-a-case-report-and-literatures-review
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Wei Fang, Jiuke Li, Hu-Shan Cui, Xiaohong Jin, Jing Zhai, Yuanmin Dai, Yumin Li
BACKGROUND: We present a case of post-traumatic endophthalmitis with relatively good prognosis caused by Gordonia sputi, which, to our knowledge is the first case in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24 year old man, who underwent an intraocular foreign body extraction half a month before presentation in the left eye, was referred to us complaining of blurred vision and slight pain for 5 days. His first presentation showed moderate intracameral and intravitreous purulent inflammation with a best corrected vision of counting fingers...
October 11, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020862/moving-home-examining-the-independent-effects-of-individual-and-neighborhood-level-residential-mobility-on-recidivism-in-high-risk-parolees
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Gregory Breetzke, Devon Polaschek
A number of studies have shown that the residential mobility of an offender postrelease can significantly influence recidivism. Research has also shown how the mobility of neighborhoods into which offenders are released is an important contextual factor that predicts recidivism. Within the social disorganization framework, this study combines these lines of research by examining the effect of both individual- and neighborhood-level residential mobility on recidivism for a cohort of high-risk prisoners released on parole in New Zealand...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020009/genome-sequences-of-lower-great-lakes-microcystis-sp-reveal-strain-specific-genes-that-are-present-and-expressed-in-western-lake-erie-blooms
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Kevin Anthony Meyer, Timothy W Davis, Susan B Watson, Vincent J Denef, Michelle A Berry, Gregory J Dick
Blooms of the potentially toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis are increasing worldwide. In the Laurentian Great Lakes they pose major socioeconomic, ecological, and human health threats, particularly in western Lake Erie. However, the interpretation of "omics" data is constrained by the highly variable genome of Microcystis and the small number of reference genome sequences from strains isolated from the Great Lakes. To address this, we sequenced two Microcystis isolates from Lake Erie (Microcystis aeruginosa LE3 and M...
2017: PloS One
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