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Association of Modic changes with health-related quality of life among patients referred to spine surgery.

Scand J Pain 2014 Jan 1;5(1):36-40. Epub 2014 Jan 1.

Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Oulu, and Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu, Finland.

Background and purpose Modic changes (MC) are bone marrow and vertebral endplate lesions seen in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which have been found to be associated with low back pain (LBP), but the association between MC and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between MC and HRQoL among patients referred to spine surgery. Methods The study population consisted of 181 patients referred to lumbar spine surgery in Northern and Eastern Finland between June 2007 and January 2011. Read More

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January 2014

Retracted: Multilevel Predictors of Math Classroom Climate: A Comparison Study of Student and Teacher Perceptions.

J Res Adolesc 2016 09 23;26(3):617-634. Epub 2014 Jun 23.

University of Michigan.

The above article, published online on June 23, 2014 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com), has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editor-in-Chief, Nancy Guerra, and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The retraction has been agreed upon following the discovery that this article contained inaccurate data. Read More

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September 2016

Outbreak of immature paramphistomosis in Nellore Jodipi sheep.

J Parasit Dis 2016 Jun 5;40(2):533-5. Epub 2014 Sep 5.

Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Science, Proddatur, 516360 Andhra Pradesh India.

An outbreak of immature paramphistomosis in Nellore Jodipi sheep was recorded in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh in 158 sheep during the months of April-June-2012. The condition is diagnosed as immature paramphistomosis on the basis of symptoms, dung sample examination and necropsy findings. The infected sheep exhibited symptoms like persistent foetid, blackish diarrhoea, sub maxillary edema, dehydration and death. Read More

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Prevalence of ectoparasites in owned dogs in Kerman city, southeast of Iran.

J Parasit Dis 2016 Jun 24;40(2):454-8. Epub 2014 Aug 24.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, P.O. Box 76169133, Kerman, Iran.

The present study aimed to investigate the intensity and distribution of natural infestation of ectoparasites in owned dogs during June to November 2011 in Kerman city, southeast of Iran. One hundred two domestic dogs (63 males, 39 females) with age ranged between 45 days to 13 years were examined for ectoparasites infestation including (tick, lice, flea and mite) in Kerman city. Detailed questionnaire about grooming and bathing interval, keeping place (outdoor, indoor) and purpose of keeping were obtained from owners. Read More

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First report of an outbreak trichomoniasis in turkey in Sistan, Iran.

J Parasit Dis 2016 Mar 22;40(1):61-4. Epub 2014 Feb 22.

Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.

In June 2010, in small flock of turkeys (n = 45) that co-bred with domestic hens (n = 30) and pigeons (n = 35), a disease occurred with the clinical signs of pendulum crop, in appetence and loppy wings. Disease had morbidity (10.3 %) and mortality (6/6 %). Read More

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Early Teenage Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

J Obstet Gynaecol India 2016 Apr 25;66(2):88-92. Epub 2014 Dec 25.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.

Aim: To compare obstetric and perinatal outcomes of early and late teenage pregnancies of Omani nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies cared for and delivered at a tertiary teaching hospital.

Method: In this retrospective study, we reviewed obstetric and perinatal outcomes of early teenage pregnancies (14-16 years), (n = 20) delivered at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, between 1 July 2006 and 30 June 2013 and compared their outcomes with outcomes of late teenage pregnancies (17-19 years), (n = 287) delivered at the same hospital during same period.

Results: When compared with late teenage pregnant women, early teenagers were found to have no significant differences in prevalence of very preterm delivery <32 weeks (P = 0. Read More

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Procalcitonin Strip Test as an Independent Predictor in Acute Pancreatitis.

Indian J Surg 2015 Dec 3;77(Suppl 3):1012-7. Epub 2014 Jun 3.

Department of General Surgery, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Sarjapura road, Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka India.

Plasma procalcitonin (PCT) is a highly specific marker for the diagnosis of bacterial infection and sepsis. Studies have demonstrated its role in the setting of sepsis and acute pancreatitis. This study aims to analyze and compare the prognostic efficacy of plasma procalcitonin strip test in acute pancreatitis. Read More

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December 2015

Laparoscopic Management of Hydatid Cyst of Liver with Palanivelu Hydatid System over a Period of 3 Years: A Case Series of 32 Patients.

Indian J Surg 2015 Dec 15;77(Suppl 3):918-22. Epub 2014 Apr 15.

Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, India.

The aim of this article is to evaluate the role and safety of laparoscopic management of hydatid disease of liver using Palanivelu hydatid system (PHS)(1) with initial results. A prospective study of hepatic hydatid cyst underwent laparoscopic management using PHS, during the period from June 2008 to October 2010, in department of general surgery in a tertiary care institute. Selective patients were included in our study. Read More

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December 2015

Tracheotomy in Cancer Patients: Experience from a Cancer Hospital in Pakistan.

Indian J Surg 2015 Dec 28;77(Suppl 3):906-9. Epub 2014 Apr 28.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan.

Tracheotomy is commonly performed for the management of upper airway compromise. Trauma and head and neck cancers are the most frequent indications. The objective of this study was to share our experience with tracheotomy performed for a broad range of malignancies including but not limited to head and neck cancer. Read More

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December 2015

Two Etiological Reasons of Constipation: Anterior Rectocele and Internal Mucosal Intussusception.

Indian J Surg 2015 Dec 16;77(Suppl 3):868-71. Epub 2014 Feb 16.

Dr. Sadi Konuk Education and Research Hospital, Tevfik Saglam Cad. No: 11, 34147 Istanbul, Turkey.

Chronic constipation is a common problem in the general population. Rome III criteria can be used for the diagnosis of chronic constipation. The aim of this study is to emphasize the importance of anterior rectocele and mucosal intussusception as two etiological factors for chronic constipation. Read More

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December 2015

Estimates of Parainfluenza Virus-Associated Hospitalizations and Cost Among Children Aged Less Than 5 Years in the United States, 1998-2010.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2016 Mar 2;5(1):7-13. Epub 2014 Jun 2.

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia;

Background: Parainfluenza virus (PIV) is the second leading cause of hospitalization for respiratory illness in young children in the United States. Infection can result in a full range of respiratory illness, including bronchiolitis, croup, and pneumonia. The recognized human subtypes of PIV are numbered 1-4. Read More

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Nevus Lipomatosis Cutaneous Superficialis - A clinicopathologic study of the solitary type.

Med J Armed Forces India 2016 Jan 22;72(1):67-70. Epub 2014 Nov 22.

Professor & Head, Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India; Consultant (Pathology), Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt, India.

Background: Nevus Lipomatosis Cutaneous Superficialis (NLCS) is a rare, benign hamartomatous lesion characterized by the ectopic presence of mature adipocytes in the reticular dermis not associated with the underlying subcutaneous tissue. Two clinical forms-classical and solitary occur. The solitary form is relatively uncommon, due to which these lesions are commonly clinically misdiagnosed. Read More

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January 2016

Differences in the Effects of the Great Recession on Health Outcomes among Minority Working-Age Adults.

J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2015 Mar 11;2(1):43-52. Epub 2014 Sep 11.

Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities, University of South Carolina, Discovery I, 353, 915 Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA.

Introduction: We examined the effects of the Great Recession (December 2007-June 2009) among vulnerable adults who may be at high risk of poor health and low access to health care.

Methods: Our primary outcomes of interest were self-reported health status (fair/poor versus good/very good/excellent), and foregoing needed health care due to cost in the past 12 months.

Results: Racial and ethnic minorities, except Asians, experienced higher rates of poor/fair health and higher rates of forgone medical care than did White adults. Read More

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Two-stage arthroplasty using functional temporary prosthesis to treat infected arthroplasty and septic arthritis of the hip.

J Orthop 2015 Oct 28;12(Suppl 1):S86-93. Epub 2014 May 28.

Lecturer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt ; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, El-Demrdash University Hospital Ramses St, Cairo, Egypt.

Aims: This study introduced a modified technique in two-stage revision arthroplasty to insert functional spacer using modular components coated with antibiotic-impregnated polymethylmethacrylate.

Methods: Since June 2006, we used the construct in twenty-three consecutive patients (17 with infected arthroplasty, and 6 with septic arthritis of the hip).

Results: Mean follow-up was 48 months (range 30-84 months). Read More

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October 2015

Sequential azacitidine and lenalidomide in patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukaemia: a single-arm, phase 1/2 study.

Lancet Haematol 2015 Jan 22;2(1):e12-20. Epub 2014 Dec 22.

Department of Leukaemia, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

Background: The standard of care for myelodysplastic syndromes is hypomethylating agents such as azacitidine. However, responses to azacitidine are generally temporary, and outcomes after hypomethylating agent failure are dismal. Therefore, the development of more effective treatments is crucial to improve outcomes in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Read More

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January 2015

Monthly variations of Rhinoestrus spp. (Diptera: Oestridae) larvae infesting donkeys in Egypt: Morphological and molecular identification of third stage larvae.

J Adv Res 2015 Nov 13;6(6):1015-21. Epub 2014 Dec 13.

Parasitology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, 12211 Giza, Egypt.

This study was carried out to investigate the prevalence and monthly intensity of Rhinoestrus (R) spp. among donkeys slaughtered at Giza Zoo abattoir, Egypt. A total of 144 donkeys were examined at postmortem through two visits per month from January 2010 to December 2010. Read More

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November 2015

Is Tommy John Surgery Performed More Frequently in Major League Baseball Pitchers From Warm Weather Areas?

Orthop J Sports Med 2014 Oct 27;2(10):2325967114553916. Epub 2014 Oct 27.

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Background: Medial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction is a common procedure performed on Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers with symptomatic UCL insufficiency, frequently due to overuse. Warm weather climates afford youth pitchers the opportunity to throw year-round, potentially placing them at risk for overuse elbow injuries.

Purpose/hypothesis: To determine whether the proportion of MLB pitchers who underwent medial UCL reconstruction and who pitched competitive youth baseball in warm weather areas is higher than those from cold weather areas. Read More

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October 2014

Does decentralisation of tuberculosis care influence treatment outcomes? The case of Oromia Region, Ethiopia.

Public Health Action 2014 Dec;4(Suppl 3):S13-7

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Setting: Oromia Region, Ethiopia.

Objective: To investigate the effect of decentralised care on anti-tuberculosis treatment outcomes and identify factors affecting outcome among new smear-positive tuberculosis (TB) patients.

Design: This was a retrospective cohort study comparing patients treated in the community during the continuation phase with those managed throughout treatment in health facilities. Read More

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December 2014

Longevity of Mass-Produced Bactrocera tryoni (Diptera: Tephritidae) Held Without Food or Water.

J Econ Entomol 2014 12;107(6):2103-6

Dalyup Consulting, PO Box 8773, Orange, New South Wales 2800, Australia.

The sterile insect technique is used to manage or control fruit flies throughout the world. The technique relies on large scale production before delivery to release managers. As part of the mass production phase, there are many quality control tests to demonstrate and maintain high quality pupae and flies. Read More

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December 2014

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE AND IMPACT OF A COMMUNITY-LED VOLUNTEER ATMOSPHERIC HAZE CLINIC IN SINGAPORE.

Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 2014 Nov;45(6):1448-53

The Pollutant Standards Index reached a life-threatening level of 401 in Singapore on 21 June 2013. Grassroot leaders in Ulu Pandan Constituency conducted the first community-led free atmospheric Haze Clinic from 25 June 2013 to 11 July 2013 to provide accessible medical assessment for affected community members. This provided insight into the common conditions afflicting that community during the haze period while allaying public anxiety. Read More

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November 2014

Sexuality and fertility of women operated for obstetric urogenital fistulae.

Prog Urol 2014 Nov 30;24(13):876. Epub 2014 Oct 30.

CHU Point G, Bamako, Mali.

Objectifs: To study, sexuality of women victims of OUGF after surgical management in the urology department of the University Hospital Center (CHU) Point G Bamako/Mali. MéTHODES: Our study is conducted in the urology department of CHU Point G Bamako/Mali devoted for treatment of the patients affected by OUGF. It's a prospective study done over 13 months period from June 2008 to June 2009. Read More

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November 2014

CardioPulmonary Resuscitation in Children: Outcome in a General Intensive Care Unit in Nigeria.

West Afr J Med 2014 Oct-Dec;33(4):239-44

Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City.

Background: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the initiation of basic and advanced life support to restore spontaneous circulation after cardiac arrest. It is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the intensive care unit both in the adult and paediatric population. There are, however, significant differences in the aetiology of cardiac arrest and CPR in both age groups. Read More

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October 2015

Testicular histology and germ cell cytology during spermatogenesis in the Mississippi map turtle, , from Northeast Arkansas.

Spermatogenesis 2014 Sep-Dec;4(3):e992654. Epub 2015 Feb 3.

Department of Biology; University of Indianapolis ; Indianapolis, IN USA.

The testicular histology and cytology of spermatogenesis in were examined using specimens collected between July 1996 and May 2004 from counties in northeastern Arkansas. A histological examination of the testes and germ cell cytology indicates a postnuptial testicular cycle of spermatogenesis and a major fall spermiation event. The majority of the germ cell populations in May and June specimens are represented by resting spermatogonia, type A spermatogonia, type B spermatogonia, pre-leptotene spermatocytes, and numerous Sertoli cell nuclei near the basement membrane. Read More

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February 2015

Seasonal spermatogenesis in the Mexican endemic oviparous lizard, (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae).

Spermatogenesis 2014 Sep-Dec;4(3):e988585. Epub 2015 Feb 3.

Biology Department; University of Indianapolis ; Indianapolis, IN USA.

Oviparous species of exhibit either seasonal or continuous spermatogenesis and populations from high-elevation show a seasonal pattern known as spring reproductive activity. We studied the spermatogenic cycle of a high-elevation (2700 m) population of endemic oviparous lizard, , that resided south of México, D.F. Read More

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February 2015

HEART DISEASES IN NORTH ETHIOPIA PATTERN OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC ABNORMALITIES AMONG ADULT CARDIAC PATIENTS - AN EXPERIENCE FROM AYDER HOSPITAL OF MEKELLE UNIVERSITY.

Ethiop Med J 2014 Oct;52(4):173-83

Background: Cardiovascular diseases are leading causes of mortality worldwide. Specific etiologies vary in different regions and these variations are explained by the concept of Epidemiologic transition.

Objectives: To describe the pattern of echocardiographically detected cardiac diseases among patients who presented to Cardiac clinic of Ayder referral hospital and to analyze associations of cardiac diseases with age and economic status. Read More

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October 2014

MATERNAL AND PERINATAL OUTCOME OF PREGNANCIES WITH PRETERM PREMATURE RUPTURE OF MEMBRANES (PPROM) AT TIKUR ANBESSA SPECIALIZED TEACHING HOSPITAL, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA.

Ethiop Med J 2014 Oct;52(4):165-72

Introduction: Preterm premature rupture of membranes is a common complication of pregnancy associated with significant maternal, fetal and neonatal risks. An understanding of its magnitude and consequences is critical in providing appropriate intervention to prevent poor pregnancy outcomes.

Objective: To describe maternal and perinatal outcomes of preterm premature rupture of membranes at Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read More

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October 2014

Post-Licensure Surveillance of Trivalent Live-Attenuated Influenza Vaccine in Children Aged 2-18 Years, Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, United States, July 2005-June 2012.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2015 Sep 7;4(3):205-13. Epub 2014 May 7.

Immunization Safety Office, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia;

Background: The first trivalent live-attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV3) was licensed in 2003 for use in healthy persons 5-49 years of age. In 2007, the US Food and Drug Administration expanded its indication to healthy children 2-4 years of age.

Methods: We searched the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) for US reports after LAIV3 from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2012 in children aged 2-18 years. Read More

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September 2015