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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214488/electron-microscopic-observations-of-prokaryotic-surface-appendages
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REVIEW
Ki Woo Kim
Prokaryotic microbes possess a variety of appendages on their cell surfaces. The most commonly known surface appendages of bacteria include flagella, pili, curli, and spinae. Although archaea have archaella (archaeal flagella) and various types of pili that resemble those in bacteria, cannulae, and hami are unique to archaea. Typically involved in cell motility, flagella, the thickest appendages, are 20-26 nm and 10-14 nm wide in bacteria and archaea, respectively. Bacterial and archaeal pili are distinguished by their thin, short, hair-like structures...
December 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202096/trafficking-of-vietnamese-women-and-girls-for-marriage-in-china
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Heidi Stöckl, Ligia Kiss, Jobst Koehler, Dung Thuy Dong, Cathy Zimmerman
Background: Bride-trafficking has been a growing phenomenon in Southeast Asia, particularly in China, where one-child policies have resulted in demographic imbalances favoring males. Yet, empirical evidence about women and girls sold into marriage in China remains sparse. Methods: This study describes the experiences of 51 Vietnamese women and girls as young as 14 in post-trafficking services who were sold into marriage in China. A consecutive sample of individuals from five services in Vietnam were invited to be interviewed within the first 2 weeks of admission...
2017: Global health research and policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185057/implications-of-a-paediatrician-psychologist-tandem-for-sickle-cell-disease-care-and-impact-on-cognitive-functioning
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Adrienne Lerner, Hervé Picard, Adrien May, Vincent Gajdos, Louise Malou-Dhaussy, Flaviana Maroja-Cox, Laurence Salomon, Marie-Hélène Odièvre
Sickle cell disease (SCD), a life-threatening chronic disease, necessitates a paediatric treatment plan that considers the influence of psychological, family and intercultural factors. At the Louis-Mourier Hospital (APHP) in Colombes, France, we introduced an original paediatric-psychological partnership where a clinical psychologist accompanies the paediatrician at programmed consultations. We evaluated children and their parents treated in Colombes and in two other paediatric units using standardized culture-free tools and clinical interviews to evaluate the psychological repercussions of SCD...
November 29, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172435/the-evolution-of-chemical-high-throughput-experimentation-to-address-challenging-problems-in-pharmaceutical-synthesis
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Shane W Krska, Daniel A DiRocco, Spencer D Dreher, Michael Shevlin
The structural complexity of pharmaceuticals presents a significant challenge to modern catalysis. Many published methods that work well on simple substrates often fail when attempts are made to apply them to complex drug intermediates. The use of high-throughput experimentation (HTE) techniques offers a means to overcome this fundamental challenge by facilitating the rational exploration of large arrays of catalysts and reaction conditions in a time- and material-efficient manner. Initial forays into the use of HTE in our laboratories for solving chemistry problems centered around screening of chiral precious-metal catalysts for homogeneous asymmetric hydrogenation...
November 27, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155392/green-synthesised-zinc-oxide-nanostructures-through-periploca-aphylla-extract-shows-tremendous-antibacterial-potential-against-multidrug-resistant-pathogens
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Fazal Abbas, Qaisar Maqbool, Mudassar Nazar, Nyla Jabeen, Syed Zaheer Hussain, Sadaf Anwaar, Nasir Mehmood, Muhammad Saleem Sheikh, Talib Hussain, Sidra Iftikhar
To grapple with multidrug resistant bacterial infections, implementations of antibacterial nanomedicines have gained prime attention of the researchers across the globe. Nowadays, zinc oxide (ZnO) at nano-scale has emerged as a promising antibacterial therapeutic agent. Keeping this in view, ZnO nanostructures (ZnO-NS) have been synthesised through reduction by P. aphylla aqueous extract without the utilisation of any acid or base. Structural examinations via scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction have revealed pure phase morphology with highly homogenised average particle size of 18 nm...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154468/fight-flight-or-remain-silent-juggling-multiple-accountabilities-throughout-the-formative-stage-of-a-neighborhood-revitalization-initiative
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Stacey M Kesten, Deborah A Perez, Denise S Marques, Scot D Evans, Adrienne Sulma
This paper describes the experiences of a research team as they navigated uncertain ethical and political terrain throughout the formative stage of a public housing redevelopment project. Specifically, we discuss the challenges related to balancing multiple accountabilities and the tensions among the various roles and responsibilities that emanated from different accountabilities. Due to contractual obligations to our funding source, established relations with community partners, and an ethical imperative to align with those holding the least power, we grappled with embodying multiple and often conflicting roles...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143888/-the-art-of-insulin-treatment-diabetes-insulin-and-the-1920s
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Kirsten E Gardner
Soon after the discovery of insulin in the early 1920s, the popular press celebrated the miraculous discovery. Although insulin had no curative effect on the chronic state of diabetes, it was frequently heralded as a "cure." This paper examines how the discovery of insulin intersected with the rise of diabetic technology and the transfer of medical technology to the home setting. By analyzing diabetic manuals written for patients and physicians, letters exchanged between patient and physician, medical journals, magazines and newspapers, I trace how patients learned about insulin and more significantly how patients adopted measurement technologies designed to allow better home administration of insulin...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140737/older-americans-were-sicker-and-faced-more-financial-barriers-to-health-care-than-counterparts-in-other-countries
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Robin Osborn, Michelle M Doty, Donald Moulds, Dana O Sarnak, Arnav Shah
High-income countries are grappling with the challenge of caring for aging populations, many of whose members have chronic illnesses and declining capacity to manage activities of daily living. The 2017 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Older Adults in eleven countries showed that US seniors were sicker than their counterparts in other countries and, despite universal coverage under Medicare, faced more financial barriers to health care. The survey's findings also highlight economic hardship and mental health problems that may affect older adults' health, use of care, and outcomes...
November 15, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133548/uganda-grapples-with-new-marburg-disease-outbreak
#9
Henry Wasswa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094402/black-swans-cognition-and-the-power-of-learning-from-failure
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Allison S Catalano, Kent Redford, Richard Margoluis, Andrew T Knight
Failure carries undeniable stigma and is difficult to confront for individuals, teams, and organizations. Disciplines such as commercial and military aviation, medicine, and business have long histories of grappling with it, beginning with the recognition that failure is inevitable in every human endeavor. While conservation may arguably be more complex, conservation professionals can draw upon the research and experience of these other disciplines to institutionalize activities and attitudes that foster learning from failures, whether they are minor setbacks or major disasters...
November 1, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067351/a-comprehensive-approach-to-reablement-in-dementia
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REVIEW
Christopher J Poulos, Antony Bayer, Lauren Beaupre, Linda Clare, Roslyn G Poulos, Rosalie H Wang, Sytse Zuidema, Katherine S McGilton
As society grapples with an aging population and increasing prevalence of disability, "reablement" as a means of maximizing functional ability in older people is emerging as a potential strategy to help promote independence. Reablement offers an approach to mitigate the impact of dementia on function and independence. This article presents a comprehensive reablement approach across seven domains for the person living with mild-to-moderate dementia. Domains include assessment and medical management, cognitive disability, physical function, acute injury or illness, assistive technology, supportive care, and caregiver support...
September 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065025/how-and-why-preclerkship-students-set-learning-goals-and-assess-their-achievement-a-qualitative-exploration
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Pawel M Kindler, Joanna Bates, Eric Hui, Kevin W Eva
PURPOSE: Health professionals are expected to routinely assess their weaknesses, set learning goals, and monitor their achievement. Unfortunately, it is well known that these professionals often struggle with effectively integrating external data and self-perceptions. To know how best to intervene, it is critical that the health professionals community understand the cues students and practitioners use to assess their abilities. Here the authors aimed to gain insights into how and why medical students set learning goals, monitor their progress, and demonstrate their learning...
November 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063545/grappling-with-the-future-use-of-big-data-for-translational-medicine-and-clinical-care
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S Murphy, V Castro, K Mandl
Objectives: Although patients may have a wealth of imaging, genomic, monitoring, and personal device data, it has yet to be fully integrated into clinical care. Methods: We identify three reasons for the lack of integration. The first is that "Big Data" is poorly managed by most Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMRS). The data is mostly available on "cloud-native" platforms that are outside the scope of most EMRs, and even checking if such data is available on a patient often must be done outside the EMRS...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061655/public-mental-health-crisis-management-and-section-136-of-the-mental-health-act
#14
Aileen O'Brien, Faisil Sethi, Mark Smith, Annie Bartlett
The interface between mental health services and the criminal justice system presents challenges both for professionals and patients. Both systems are stressed and inherently complex. Section 136 of the Mental Health Act is unusual being both an aspect of the Mental Health Act and a power of arrest. It has a long and controversial history related to concerns about who has been detained and how the section was applied. More recently, Section 136 has had a public profile stemming from the use of police cells as places of safety for young, mentally disturbed individuals...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044672/virtual-issue-editorial-presbyopia-grappling-with-an-age-old-problem
#15
EDITORIAL
W Neil Charman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026406/grappling-with-mother-newborn-and-child-health-mnch-issues-in-a-continent-beset-by-non-communicable-and-infecious-diseases
#16
EDITORIAL
J K Tumwine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022539/bibliometric-trends-of-south-african-environmental-health-articles-between-1998-and-2015-making-local-research-visible-and-retrievable
#17
C Y Wright, F Dominick, Z Kunene, T Kapwata, R A Street
BACKGROUND: South Africa (SA) has to grapple with multiple burdens of disease for which environmental factors have a role to play in both causation and prevention. This article describes a bibliometric review of environmental health indexed literature for SA over an 18-year period. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the nature of SA-based published environmental health indexed research and to identify search challenges, frequently researched topics, and gaps and opportunities for future research...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019282/negotiating-gender-norms-to-support-men-in-psychological-distress
#18
Aisling Keohane, Noel Richardson
Underpinning a general pattern of higher suicide rates in men is the assumption that men do not ask for help or utilize the health-care system during times of psychological distress. There has been a failure to grapple with the dynamic of when, how and from whom men might ask for help during times of psychological distress, and what key barriers or enabling factors are likely to influence potential help-givers' capacity or willingness to offer help to men in psychological distress. The aim of this study was to investigate how masculine norms impact men's help-seeking as well as care givers' behaviors and willingness to support men in need of psychological help or perceived to be at risk of suicide...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959687/comprehending-the-health-informatics-spectrum-grappling-with-system-entropy-and-advancing-quality-clinical-research
#19
Matthew I Bellgard, Nigel Chartres, Gerald F Watts, Steve Wilton, Sue Fletcher, Adam Hunter, Tom Snelling
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958706/reforming-voluntary-drug-insurance-in-russian-healthcare-does-social-solidarity-matter
#20
Christopher J Gerry, Maria Kaneva, Liudmila Zasimova
With low take-up of both private health insurance and the existing public drug reimbursement scheme, it is thought that less than 5% of the Russian population have access to free outpatient drug treatment. This represents a major policy challenge for a country grappling with reforms of its healthcare system and experiencing low or no economic growth and significant associated reductions in spending on social services. In this paper, we draw on data from a 2011 Levada-Center survey to examine the attitudes and social solidarity of the Russian population towards drug policies in general and towards the introduction of a proposed voluntary drug insurance system in particular...
November 2017: Health Policy
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