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Invasion and trafficking of hypervirulent group B streptococci in polarized enterocytes.

PLoS One 2021 15;16(6):e0253242. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.

Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococcus or GBS) is a commensal bacterium that can frequently behave as a pathogen, particularly in the neonatal period and in the elderly. The gut is a primary site of GBS colonization and a potential port of entry during neonatal infections caused by hypervirulent clonal complex 17 (CC17) strains. Here we studied the interactions between the prototypical CC17 BM110 strain and polarized enterocytes using the Caco-2 cell line. Read More

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Optimizing Order of Administration for Concussion Baseline Assessment Among NCAA Student-Athletes and Military Cadets.

Sports Med 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

UGA Concussion Research Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, Ramsey Student Center, 330 River Rd., Athens, GA, 30606, USA.

Background: Concussion pre-injury (i.e., baseline) assessments serve as a benchmark comparison point in the event an individual sustains a concussion and allows clinicians to compare to post-injury measures. Read More

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Facile fabrication and characterization of kenaf core as natural biochar for the highly efficient removal of selected endocrine-disrupting compounds.

Environ Geochem Health 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Institute of Advanced Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

This study aims to formulate and fabricate the optimum condition of modified kenaf core (MKC) for the removal of targeted endocrine-disrupting compounds in a batch adsorption system. Kenaf core was chemically modified using phosphoric acid as an activating agent, which involved the pyrolysis step. Results indicated a significant difference (p < 0. Read More

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The spectrum, prevalence and in-hospital outcomes of cardiovascular diseases in a South African district hospital: a retrospective study.

Cardiovasc J Afr 2021 Jun 10;32:1-6. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Cardiac Clinic, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Introduction: The increasing prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in South African rural communities is well reported. However, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) leading to hospital admission and related in-hospital mortality in rural and semi-rural hospitals is unknown.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of hospital records for patients admitted to the Department of Internal Medicine at Dora Nginza Hospital in Port Elisabeth, South Africa between 1 April and 31 October 2016. Read More

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Improving work-life balance among administrative officers in Catholic primary schools: Assessing the effect of a Christian religious rational emotive behavior therapy.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jun;100(24):e26361

Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria.

Objective: Work-life balance (WLB) is an essential precursor of workers' mental health. The theory of rational emotive behaviour therapy proposes that an imbalance in work and family life may result from people's dysfunctional perceptions of their work and other aspects of their personal life. Also, the constructive philosophies of rational emotive behavior therapy are said to be congruent with most religious belief systems of Christian clients. Read More

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Development and preliminary validation of the patient-reported Chronic Itch Burden Scale, assessing health-related quality of life in chronic pruritus.

Br J Dermatol 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Univ Brest, LIEN and University Hospital of Brest, Department of Dermatology, 2 avenue Foch, F-29200, Brest, France.

Background: Chronic pruritus (CP) significantly affects patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Very few self-reported HRQoL questionnaires exploring CP were developed according to international guidelines thus limiting their use in pre-authorization trials.

Objectives: To develop a self-reported HRQoL questionnaire in patients with CP due to psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp or idiopathic dermatitis; to explore its preliminary psychometric properties. Read More

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High levels of halogenated natural products in large pelagic fish from the Western Indian Ocean.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Institute of Food Chemistry (170b), University of Hohenheim, Garbenstraße 28, D-70599, Stuttgart, Germany.

Concentrations, profiles and muscle-liver distribution of halogenated natural products (HNPs) and anthropogenic persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were investigated in five large pelagic fish species and one smaller planktivore fish species from the Western Indian Ocean. Analysis of swordfish muscle from the Seychelles revealed the predominance of HNPs, with the highest concentrations found for 2'-methoxy-2,3',4,5'- tetraBDE (2'-MeO-BDE 68 or BC-2), 6-methoxy-2,2',4,4'- tetraBDE (6-MeO-BDE 47 or BC-3) and 2,3,3',4,4',5,5'-heptachloro-1'-methyl-1,2'-bipyrrole (Q1), along with varied contributions of further HNPs. The mean concentration of ∑HNPs (330 ng/g lw) was one or two orders of magnitude higher than ∑DDTs (60 ng/g lw) and ∑PCBs (6. Read More

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The application of transumbilical laparoendoscopic single-site surgery with a self-made port to remove giant ovarian cysts.

Asian J Surg 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Qinghai University Affiliated Hospital, Xining, 810001, Qinghai province, China.

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Could the unfortunate outcome of pediatric acute myocarditis be predicted? Factors contributing to a poor outcome in myocarditis.

Rev Port Cardiol 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Cardiology Department, Mother and Child Health Institute of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia; School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. Electronic address:

Objective: Myocarditis has spontaneous resolution in 50% of patients. Our study aimed to define risk factors for developing dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and death in pediatric patients with acute myocarditis (AM).

Methods: The retrospective cohort study included all patients with treated AM. Read More

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Cardiac metastasis of primary bronchial carcinoid.

Rev Port Cardiol 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Cardiology Department, Gaia Hospital Center, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

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Single-port retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy: Initial experience and standardization of the technique.

Actas Urol Esp 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Servicio de Urología, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña, A Coruña, España.

Introduction And Objective: The minimally invasive surgical approach to adrenal gland pathology is the most widely used nowadays, and retroperitoneoscopy occupies a relevant place. However, the evolution of these techniques towards even less invasive surgery through single-port access is anecdotal. The aim of this work is to describe our initial experience in single-port retroperitoneoscopic surgery (SPORS) of the adrenal gland focusing on perioperative data and postoperative pain. Read More

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[A Case of Rapidly Growing Sarcomatoid Urothelial Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter].

Hinyokika Kiyo 2021 May;67(5):191-195

The Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Tenri Hospital.

75 year-old man followed up regularly for the treatment of lung cancer came to our hospital with a chief complaint of general malaise. Blood test results showed deterioration in the renal function, and computed tomography (CT) confirmed left hydronephrosis. He was admitted to the hospital with the diagnosis of obstructive pyelonephritis. Read More

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Traditional Chinese medicine shenhuang granule in patients with severe/critical COVID-19: A randomized controlled multicenter trial.

Phytomedicine 2021 May 28;89:153612. Epub 2021 May 28.

Medical Informatics Department, Wuhan Center Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430014, China; Leishenshan Hospital of Wuhan, Wuhan, 430200, Hubei, China. Electronic address:

Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is still a pandemic, with a high mortality rate in severe/critical cases. Therapies based on the Shenghuang Granule have proved helpful in viral infection and septic shock.

Hypothesis/purpose: The objective of the current study was to compare the efficacy and safety of the traditional Chinese medicine, Shenhuang Granule, with standard care in hospitalized patients with severe/critical COVID-19. Read More

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Suction thrombectomy of a massive, hypermobile (type C) right atrial thrombus: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Apr 12;5(4):ytab122. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Morningside, 1111 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10031, USA.

Background: Right atrial thrombus (RAT) may be managed according to morphology and aetiology, i.e. Type A thrombi ('clot-in-transit', hypermobile) are managed with thrombolytics and surgical embolectomy due to high risk of embolization; Type B thrombi (broad-based, globular) may be managed medically as they will very likely maintain a benign course. Read More

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Prevalence of Growth Restriction at Birth for Newborns With Congenital Heart Defects: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study EPICARD.

Front Pediatr 2021 28;9:676994. Epub 2021 May 28.

Université de Paris, CRESS, INSERM, INRA, Paris, France.

Congenital heart defects (CHD) and growth restriction at birth are two major causes of childhood and adult morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to assess the overall risk of growth restriction at birth, as measured by its imperfect proxy small (< 10th percentile) for gestational age (SGA), for newborns with CHD. Using data from a population-based cohort of children born with CHD, we assessed the risk of growth restriction at birth using SGA and severe SGA (3rd percentile). Read More

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Paraquat poisoning in Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Government must intervene.

J Family Med Prim Care 2021 Apr 29;10(4):1780-1784. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Medicine, ANIIMS, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

Paraquat poisoning is a grave public health problem in the Andaman and Nicobar islands of India. To evaluate various aspects of paraquat poisoning that influence the outcome, a retrospective study was planned. In this case series study, the information about all cases of acute paraquat poisoning who were admitted to GB Pant Hospital, Port-Blair, in a 12-year period (January 2007-December 2018) were evaluated. Read More

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Gender Differences in Research Project Grants and R01 Grants at the National Institutes of Health.

Cureus 2021 May 10;13(5):e14930. Epub 2021 May 10.

Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, CAN.

Objectives The National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is the world's largest funding source for research, offers various types of competitive grants depending on the duration, research type, and budget. The Research Project Grant (RPG) is the oldest mechanism for grant allocation that is used by the NIH. In this study, we explored the gender trends of NIH RPGs and R01 grants over the last two decades. Read More

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Uterine Lipoleiomyoma Presenting With Pelvic Pain in a Post-Menopausal Woman.

Cureus 2021 May 10;13(5):e14929. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sanjivani Women's Hospital, St. Augustine, TTO.

Uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) are the most common tumor of the reproductive system in women between menarche and menopause. Uterine lipoleiomyomas are a rare variant of leiomyoma, consisting of smooth muscle cells admixed with adipocytes. Herein is the case of a 70-year-old female who presented with acute pelvic pain and a palpable pelvic mass. Read More

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Severe Mental Illness: A Contraindication to Watchful Waiting in Hernia Management?

Cureus 2021 May 9;13(5):e14915. Epub 2021 May 9.

Department of Surgery, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mount Hope, TTO.

Watchful waiting (WW) is a strategy that can be used to manage hernias whereby patients who are asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic are observed until symptoms worsen or complications develop, prompting surgical intervention. The successful implementation of a WW strategy requires patients to report changes in their clinical condition to receive timely care. Patients who have severe mental illness may defer seeking care when appropriate. Read More

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Evaluating The Effect of Establishing Protocol for Self- Care Practice of Diabetic Foot Patients Regarding Their Needs, Concerns and Medication Use: A quasi-experimental study.

Saudi J Biol Sci 2021 Jun 14;28(6):3343-3350. Epub 2021 Mar 14.

Departement of Medical surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Port Said University, Egypt.

The practice of diabetic self-care plays a significant role in maintaining and preventing diabetic foot complications, but low commitment to self-care practices is common. This study evaluates the effect of establishing protocol for self-care practice of diabetic foot patients according to their needs, concerns, and medication use. A quasi-experimental research (pre-test and post-test) design was used in outpatient clinics at Benha University Hospital, Egypt. Read More

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Statistical optimization of bile salt deployed nanovesicles as a potential platform for oral delivery of piperine: accentuated antiviral and anti-inflammatory activity in MERS-CoV challenged mice.

Drug Deliv 2021 Dec;28(1):1150-1165

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Port Said University, Port Said, Egypt.

The objective of this paper is to confine piperine, a poor oral bioavailable herbal drug into bile salt based nano vesicles for improving its aqueous solubility, hence, its therapeutic activity. Piperine-loaded bilosomes were fabricated adopting thin film hydration technique according to 3.2 full factorial design to investigate the impact of different formulation variables on the characters of bilosomes: entrapment efficiency (EE%), particle size, and % of drug released post 8 h (Q8hr). Read More

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December 2021

Jain point: an alternate laparoscopic non-umbilical first blind entry port to avoid vessel, viscera, adhesions and bowel (VVAB).

Updates Surg 2021 Jun 13. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Vardhman Trauma and Laparoscopy Centre Pvt. Ltd, 3rd KM, Jansath Road, Muzaffarnagar, 251001, Uttar Pradesh, India.

The Jain point entry is based on the concept of non-umbilical entry to avoid sudden catastrophic injury to major retroperitoneal vessels, viscera, adhesions and bowel which could happen before the start of procedure by blind umbilical entry. To study the safety and efficacy of a novel first non-umbilical blind entry port. Tertiary referral centre for advanced laparoscopic surgeries with active training and fellowship programs. Read More

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Comparison of echocardiography and 320-row multidetector computed tomography for the diagnosis of congenital heart disease in children.

Rev Port Cardiol 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Istanbul Saglik Bilimleri University Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: Echocardiography (echo) is the primary non-invasive imaging modality for the assessment of congenital heart disease (CHD). Computed tomography angiography (CTA) also has potential to examine the anatomy of complex heart anomalies as well as extracardiac involvement.

Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine the impact of new CTA technology in the diagnosis of CHD and to compare echo and CTA in terms of diagnostic accuracy. Read More

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Prior aerosol infection with lineage A SARS-CoV-2 variant protects hamsters from disease, but not reinfection with B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 variant.

Emerg Microbes Infect 2021 Jun 14:1-20. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, MT, USA.

The circulation of SARS-CoV-2 has resulted in the emergence of variants of concern (VOCs). It is currently unclear whether previous infection with SARS-CoV-2 provides protection against reinfection with VOCs. Here, we show that low dose aerosol exposure to hCoV-19/human/USA/WA-CDC-WA1/2020 (WA1, lineage A), resulted in a productive mild infection. Read More

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Air quality in Canadian port cities after regulation of low-sulphur marine fuel in the North American Emissions Control Area.

Sci Total Environ 2021 May 23;791:147949. Epub 2021 May 23.

Environmental Protection Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Large marine vessels have historically used high-sulphur (S) residual fuel oil (RFO), with substantial airborne releases of sulphur dioxide (SO₂) and fine particulate matter (PM) enriched in vanadium (V), nickel (Ni) and other air pollutants. To address marine shipping air pollution, Canada and the United States have jointly implemented a North American Emissions Control Area (NA ECA) within which ships are regulated to use lower-sulphur marine fuel or equivalent SO scrubbers (i.e. Read More

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Comparison of the efficacy of thoracoscopic simultaneous resection of bullae via transxiphoid process and intercostal approach.

Asian J Surg 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Third Surgical, The Central Hospital of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Enshi, 445000, China. Electronic address:

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Validation of a novel online depression symptom severity rating scale: the R8 Depression.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2021 Jun 12;19(1):163. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Background: An automated web-based assessment and monitoring system ( www.psynary.com ) has been developed to assist non-specialist clinicians in managing common mood and anxiety disorders. Read More

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Using an economic evaluation approach to support specialist nursing services for people with Parkinson's in a regional community.

J Adv Nurs 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Charles Sturt University, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Orange, New South Wales, Australia.

Aim: This study aims to provide economic evidence of the cost-effectiveness of employing specialist Parkinson's nurses in a regional community in Australia.

Study Design: This retrospective study utilized hospital service usage data to compare outcomes for people with Parkinson's disease before and after the employment of a specialist Parkinson's nurse in a regional community.

Methods: A representative sample was drawn from the target population of people with a diagnosis of Parkinson's admitted to a regional hospital over a 4-year period (2013-2014 and 2016-2017). Read More

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Outwelling of total alkalinity and dissolved inorganic carbon from the Hooghly River to the adjacent coastal Bay of Bengal.

Environ Monit Assess 2021 Jun 12;193(7):415. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

School of Marine Science, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA.

The seasonal variability of the lateral flux of total alkalinity (TAlk) and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) of the tropical Hooghly estuary is analyzed in this work. In situ observations of water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, TAlk, and pH were measured in four different stations of the Hooghly estuary. It was measured once every month during 2015-2016, and subsequently, DIC was estimated. Read More

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