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Human papillomavirus vaccination coverage and knowledge, perceptions and influencing factors among university students in Guangzhou, China.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2021 Jun 22:1-10. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Disease Control and Prevention Department, Guangzhou Health Committee, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, P.R. China.

HPV vaccines were administered in mainland China from July 2017 at a gradual rate. We aimed to assess the vaccination rate and vaccination influencing factors among college students in mainland China. From October to December 2018, we conducted face-to-face questionnaires including 5 sections and 22 questions to collect demographic information, HPV infection and transmission knowledge, HPV vaccine knowledge and attitudes among college students in Guangzhou, China. Read More

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Dissecting the Nucleoside Antibiotics as Universal Translation Inhibitors.

Acc Chem Res 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah 84103, United States.

ConspectusWithout question, natural products have provided the lion share of leads, if not drugs themselves, for the treatment of bacterial infections. The bacterial arms race, fueled by selection and survival pressures has delivered a natural arsenal of small molecules targeting the most essential of life processes. Antibiotics that target these critical intracellular processes face the formidable defense of both penetrating a bacterial cell membrane and avoiding efflux to exert their effect. Read More

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Ulcus vulvae acutum and SARS-Co V-2: an etiological role?

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of Medical Sciences, Section of Dermatology and Infectious Diseases, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.

A 10-year-old girl presented with a sudden onset of fever and vulvar pain. Genital examination revealed vulvar edema especially affecting the labia minora; on the inner face deeply penetrating ulcers were observed bilaterally, a larger one of about 3 cm in diameter on the left and two on the right of about 2 cm in diameter (kissing ulcers). They were well-circumscribed, centrally covered with a fibrinous membrane and with purple edges (Figure 1). Read More

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Protect the protectors: A qualitative study on OSH in conjunction with unwanted side effects for the work performance of frontline police officers.

Martin Holzer

Int J Occup Saf Ergon 2021 Jun 18:1-24. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS), University of Portsmouth, St George's Building, 141 High St, PO1 2HY Portsmouth, United Kingdom (UK).

Occupational safety and health (OSH)-measures for frontline police officers are developing rapidly in many Western societies. Various organisations, such as police forces and unions, view this development as necessary in face of increasing numbers of assaults, knife crime, rampages and terrorist attacks. Also, current research seems promoting a progressive aggregation of OSH focusing frontline officers on the beat. Read More

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Tai Chi for health and well-being: A bibliometric analysis of published clinical studies between 2010 and 2020.

Complement Ther Med 2021 Jun 10;60:102748. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia.

The objective of this bibliometric review was to identify the volume, breadth, and characteristics of clinical studies evaluating Tai Chi published between January 2010 and January 2020. Five English and four Chinese language databases were searched. Following independent screening, 1018 eligible publications representing 987 studies were identified, which was a three-fold increase from the previous decade. Read More

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Managing high frequency users of an electronic consultation system in primary care: a quality improvement project.

BMJ Open Qual 2021 06;10(2)

Whitechapel Health Centre, London, UK.

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a rapid change in primary care provision. There was a significant shift from face-to-face appointments to remote methods such as electronic consultation (e-consultation). Patients from a primary care provider in London were actively encouraged to use an online consultation platform called 'Dr iQ'. Read More

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Validating Ellipsoid Zone Area Measurement With Multimodal Imaging in Choroideremia.

Transl Vis Sci Technol 2021 May;10(6):17

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Purpose: To assess en face ellipsoid zone (EZ) maps of remaining retinal structure as outcome measures for the future clinical research in patients with choroideremia.

Methods: Twenty eyes from 12 patients with a confirmed genetic diagnosis of choroideremia were included retrospectively from a single site. From spectral domain-optical coherence tomography volume scans, slabs including the EZ were manually segmented to create the en face EZ maps. Read More

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3D-printed construct from hybrid suspension as spatially and temporally controlled protein delivery system.

J Biomater Appl 2021 Jun 9:8853282211023257. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

School of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Shaoyang University, Shaoyang Hunan, China.

Protein delivery systems have been extensively applied in controlled releasing of protein or polypeptides for therapeutic treatment or tissue regeneration. While 3 D printing technology shows great promise in novel dosage form with tailoring dose size and drug release profile, 3 D printable protein delivery system has to face many difficult challenges. In this study, we developed a hybrid suspension combining Eudragit polyacrylate colloid as matrix material and Pluronic polyether hydrogel as diffusion channel for protein release. Read More

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Cost-Effective Face Mask Filter Based on Hybrid Composite Nanofibrous Layers with High Filtration Efficiency.

Langmuir 2021 06 8;37(24):7492-7502. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Energy Materials Laboratory, School of Sciences and Engineering, The American University in Cairo, New Cairo 11835, Egypt.

One of the main protective measures against COVID-19's spread is the use of face masks. It is therefore of the utmost importance for face masks to be high functioning in terms of their filtration ability and comfort. Notwithstanding the prevalence of the commercial polypropylene face masks, its effectiveness is under contention, leaving vast room for improvement. Read More

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Spontaneous extrusion of male genital pearling.

Urol Case Rep 2021 Sep 23;38:101728. Epub 2021 May 23.

Department of Surgical, Oncological and Oral Sciences, Section of Urology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 129, 90127 Palermo, Italy.

Pearling is a practice of inserting small beads beneath the skin of the genitalia. Patients generally underwent this practice believing that this would have made their penis bigger and able to better satisfy their partners during intercourse. Pearling can cause complications. Read More

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Adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy: a systematic review of vascular biomarkers.

Surv Ophthalmol 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Paris Eye Imaging Group, Centre Hospitalier National d'Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts, INSERM-DHOS Clinical Investigation Center, 1423, Paris, France.

Retinal vascular diseases are a leading cause for blindness and partial sight certifications. By applying adaptive optics (AO) to conventional imaging modalities, the microstructures of the retinal vasculature can be observed with high spatial resolution, hence offering a unique opportunity for the exploration of the human microcirculation. The objective of this systematic review is to describe the current state of retinal vascular biomarkers imaged by AO flood illumination ophthalmoscopy (FIO) and AO scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO). Read More

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ALG3-CDG: a patient with novel variants and review of the genetic and ophthalmic findings.

BMC Ophthalmol 2021 Jun 5;21(1):249. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Department of Paediatrics and Inherited Metabolic Disorders, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague, Ke Karlovu 2, 128 08, Prague, Czech Republic.

Background: ALG3-CDG is a rare autosomal recessive disease. It is characterized by deficiency of alpha-1,3-mannosyltransferase caused by pathogenic variants in the ALG3 gene. Patients manifest with severe neurologic, cardiac, musculoskeletal and ophthalmic phenotype in combination with dysmorphic features, and almost half of them die before or during the neonatal period. Read More

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Macular hole with inner limiting membrane peeling off spontaneously in Terson syndrome: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jun;100(22):e25960

Eye Center of the second hospital, Jilin University, ChangChun, Jilin Province, China.

Introduction: Terson's syndrome with inner limiting membrane (ILM) peeled off spontaneously is rarely seen, and the mechanism of it is not clear. Here we report a case of Terson Syndrome with a rare finding: the ILM peeled off spontaneously associated with macular hole (MH).

Patient Concerns: A 36-year-old female patient was admitted to our hospital with decreased visual acuity in the right eye lasting for 1 month. Read More

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Effect of transportation and social isolation on facial expressions of healthy horses.

PLoS One 2021 4;16(6):e0241532. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.

Horses have the ability to generate a remarkable repertoire of facial expressions, some of which have been linked to the affective component of pain. This study describes the facial expressions in healthy horses free of pain before and during transportation and social isolation, which are putatively stressful but ordinary management procedures. Transportation was performed in 28 horses by subjecting them to short-term road transport in a horse trailer. Read More

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Personal Protective Equipment and Donning and Doffing Techniques in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights From an Internet Search for Protocols.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 13;8:652298. Epub 2021 May 13.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a need for precise donning and doffing protocols for personal protective equipment (PPE) among healthcare infrastructures is paramount. Procedures involving the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) are routinely non-aerosolizing but have the potential for rapid patient deterioration, creating the need for aerosolizing generating procedures. Multiple societal and governmental guidelines on the use of PPE during medical procedures are available on Internet websites; however, there is limited literature available in peer-reviewed formats in this context. Read More

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Cystic maculopathy of the inner nuclear layer in glaucoma patients.

J Fr Ophtalmol 2021 Jun 24;44(6):786-791. Epub 2021 May 24.

Robert-Debré university hospital, avenue General-Koenig, 51100 Reims, France; University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France. Electronic address:

Purpose: The study aimed to detect and describe glaucoma-related pseudocystic abnormalities at the internal nuclear layer (INL) of the macula using OCT, in relation with visual field defects and other clinical data.

Patients And Methods: Primary open-angle glaucoma patients presenting for a follow-up visit were consecutively included over 5 months and underwent clinical examination, OCT imaging, and central 10-2 visual field testing. OCT measures included the thickness of the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular ganglion cell complex (GCC), together with an analysis of B-Scans and en-face images. Read More

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Three-Stage Paramedian Forehead Flap Reconstruction of the Nose Using the Combination of Composite Septal Pivot Flap with The Turbinate Flap and L-Septal Cartilaginous Graft - a Case Report.

Acta Chir Plast 2021 ;63(1):6-13

Nasal basal cell carcinomas are the most common malignant tumors of the facial skin, which predilectively affect areas exposed to sunlight, including the nasal area. After their radical removal, there is a variable complex defect of the affected area (defect of all 3 layers of the nose) or even a composite defect (it also occupies the adjacent soft tissues around the nose), which are usually used to reconstruct this area. A 73-year-old female patient with recurrent infiltrative basal cell carcinoma of the left nasal ala underwent four re-excisions before histologically verified free margins without the presence of the tumor. Read More

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Curr Biol 2021 May;31(10):R504-R506

Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

Lindsay Teliska and Matthew Rasband introduce spectrins - cytoskeletal proteins that localise to the inner face of the plasma membrane and serve a scaffolding function between membrane proteins and the actin cortex. Read More

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On the origin and correction for inner filter effects in fluorescence. Part II: secondary inner filter effect -the proper use of front-face configuration for highly absorbing and scattering samples.

Methods Appl Fluoresc 2021 May 24;9(3). Epub 2021 May 24.

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, United States of America.

Fluorescence is an established technology for studying molecular processes and molecular interactions. More recently fluorescence became a leading method for detection, sensing, medical diagnostics, biotechnology, imaging, DNA analysis, and gene expression. Consequently, precise and accurate measurements in various conditions have become more critical for proper result interpretations. Read More

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Addressing distress management challenges: Recommendations from the consensus panel of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and the Association of Oncology Social Work.

CA Cancer J Clin 2021 May 24. Epub 2021 May 24.

School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Distress management (DM) (screening and response) is an essential component of cancer care across the treatment trajectory. Effective DM has many benefits, including improving patients' quality of life; reducing distress, anxiety, and depression; contributing to medical cost offsets; and reducing emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Unfortunately, many distressed patients do not receive needed services. Read More

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Ethylene-regulated leaf lifespan explains divergent responses of plant productivity to warming among three hydrologically different growing seasons.

Glob Chang Biol 2021 May 22. Epub 2021 May 22.

School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Leaf senescence is known to be regulated by the plant hormone ethylene, but how leaf lifespan responds to global environmental change and links to ecosystem-level responses remains largely unexplored. Here we investigated the effects of climate warming and nitrogen addition on plant functional traits, plant hormone ethylene and net primary production in a 13-year field experiment in a desert steppe. Across the last 3 years of the experiment (2016-2018), plant productivity increased under warming only in 2016, when there was above normal precipitation, but consistently increased with nitrogen addition. Read More

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Experimental Evidence for the Optimal Design of a High-Performing Cloth Mask.

ACS Biomater Sci Eng 2021 06 21;7(6):2791-2802. Epub 2021 May 21.

Biosecurity Program, The Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.

Cloth masks can be an alternative to medical masks during pandemics. Recent studies have examined the performance of fabrics under various conditions; however, the performance against violent respiratory events such as human sneezes is yet to be explored. Accordingly, we present a comprehensive experimental study using sneezes by a healthy adult and a tailored image-based flow measurement diagnostic system evaluating all dimensions of protection of commonly available fabrics and their layered combinations: the respiratory droplet blocking efficiency, water resistance, and breathing resistance. Read More

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Aerosolised fluorescein can quantify FFP mask faceseal leakage: a cost-effective adaptation to the existing point of care fit test.

Clin Med (Lond) 2021 05;21(3):e263-e268

Imperial College London, London, UK and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

Background: A qualitative fit test using bitter-tasting aerosols is the commonest way to determine filtering face-piece (FFP) mask leakage. This taste test is subjective and biased by placebo. We propose a cheap, quantitative modification of the taste test by measuring the amount of fluorescein stained filter paper behind the mask using image analysis. Read More

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Integrated knowledge translation to advance noncommunicable disease policy and practice in South Africa: application of the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, and Sustainment (EPIS) framework.

Health Res Policy Syst 2021 May 17;19(1):82. Epub 2021 May 17.

Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Background: In response to the "know-do" gap, several initiatives have been implemented to enhance evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM). These include individual training, organizational culture change management, and legislative changes. The importance of relationships and stakeholder engagement in EIDM has led to an evolution of models and approaches including integrated knowledge translation (IKT). Read More

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sp. n. (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) from (Smith, 1846) (Mugilidae) from Table Bay, South Africa.

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2021 Aug 7;15:87-94. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Fish Health Research Group, P.O. Box 750, Sentrum, NO-0106, Oslo, Norway.

sp. n. is described from the body surface and fins of the South African mullet, (Smith, 1846) collected from Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town and is compared to five other species described from grey mullets globally namely Ling, 1963 and Zhukov, 1970 from (Temminck and Schlegel, 1845); Rawson, 1973 from L. Read More

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Generalized two-dimensional linear discriminant analysis with regularization.

Neural Netw 2021 May 5;142:73-91. Epub 2021 May 5.

College of Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100083, PR China.

Recent advances show that two-dimensional linear discriminant analysis (2DLDA) is a successful matrix based dimensionality reduction method. However, 2DLDA may encounter the singularity issue theoretically, and also is sensitive to outliers. In this paper, a generalized Lp-norm 2DLDA framework with regularization for an arbitrary p>0 is proposed, named G2DLDA. Read More

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Swept Source-Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for Management of Secondary Choroidal Neovascularization in Punctate Inner Choroidopathy.

Case Rep Ophthalmol 2021 Jan-Apr;12(1):232-238. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Karl Landsteiner Institute for Retinal Research and Imaging, Vienna, Austria.

The purpose was to demonstrate the diagnostic and therapeutic feasibility of swept source-optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) by picturing neovascular changes secondary to a rare white dot syndrome following long-term intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR). A 28-year-old Caucasian myopic female presented with visual loss in her right eye only. The clinical examination and multimodal imaging including spectral domain (SD)-OCT, blue-peak autofluorescence, fluorescein, and indocyanine green angiography (HRA Spectralis, Heidelberg Engineering; Heidelberg, Germany) as well as SS-OCTA (DRI Triton, Topcon; Tokyo, Japan) led to the diagnosis of idiopathic punctate inner choroidopathy with secondary subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Read More

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The effect of self-management support program on patient activation and inner strength in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Patient Educ Couns 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Student Research Committee, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a self-management program on activation and inner strength in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).

Methods: This study assigned 86 patients with CVDs to an experimental and a comparison group utilizing alternate allocation based on a quasi-experimental design. The experimental group participated in a self-management program based on a theoretical framework in three stages, i. Read More

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Self-Densified Optically Transparent VO Thermochromic Wood Film for Smart Windows.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2021 May 10;13(19):22495-22504. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.

Optically transparent wood has emerged as a promising glazing material. Thanks to the high optical transmittance, strong mechanical properties, and excellent thermal insulation capability of transparent wood, it offers a potential alternative to glass for window applications. Recently, thermo-, electro-, and photochromic transparent woods that dynamically modulate light transmittance have been investigated to improve building energy efficiency. Read More

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Agonistic autoantibodies against ß2-adrenergic receptor influence retinal microcirculation in glaucoma suspects and patients.

PLoS One 2021 7;16(5):e0249202. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany.

Purpose: Agonistic β2-adrenergic receptor autoantibodies (β2-agAAb) have been observed in sera of patients with ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma (OAG). They target the β2-receptors on trabecular meshwork, ciliary body and pericytes (Junemann et al. 2018; Hohberger et al. Read More

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