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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330941/nurse-driven-clinical-pathway-for-inpatient-asthma-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Catherine M Pound, Victoria Gelt, Salwa Akiki, Kaylee Eady, Katherine Moreau, Franco Momoli, Barbara Murchison, Roger Zemek, Brett Mulholland, Tom Kovesi
OBJECTIVE: We examined the impact of a nurse-driven clinical pathway on length of stay (LOS) for children hospitalized with asthma. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial involving children hospitalized with asthma. Nurses of children in the intervention group weaned salbutamol frequency using an asthma scoring tool, whereas physicians weaned salbutamol frequency for the control group patients as per standard care. The primary outcome was LOS in hours...
March 22, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316351/air-contamination-by-mercury-emissions-and-transformations-a-review
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Barbara Gworek, Wojciech Dmuchowski, Aneta H Baczewska, Paulina Brągoszewska, Olga Bemowska-Kałabun, Justyna Wrzosek-Jakubowska
The present and future air contamination by mercury is and will continue to be a serious risk for human health. This publication presents a review of the literature dealing with the issues related to air contamination by mercury and its transformations as well as its natural and anthropogenic emissions. The assessment of mercury emissions into the air poses serious methodological problems. It is particularly difficult to distinguish between natural and anthropogenic emissions and re-emissions from lands and oceans, including past emissions...
2017: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297351/output-factor-comparison-of-monte-carlo-and-measurement-for-varian-truebeam-6-mv-and-10-mv-flattening-filter-free-stereotactic-radiosurgery-system
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Jason Y Cheng, Holly Ning, Barbara C Arora, Ying Zhuge, Robert W Miller
The dose measurements of the small field sizes, such as conical collimators used in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), are a significant challenge due to many factors including source occlusion, detector size limitation, and lack of lateral electronic equilibrium. One useful tool in dealing with the small field effect is Monte Carlo (MC) simulation. In this study, we report a comparison of Monte Carlo simulations and measurements of output factors for the Varian SRS system with conical collimators for energies of 6 MV flattening filter-free (6 MV) and 10 MV flattening filter-free (10 MV) on the TrueBeam accelerator...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295785/improving-support-and-education-of-low-income-baby-boomers-diagnosed-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-through-universal-screening
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Barbara J Turner, Kathryn Craig, Vidhi S Makanji, Bertha E Flores, Ludivina Hernandez
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to identify support needs of low income baby boomers recently diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. BACKGROUND: The United States Preventive Services Task Force has endorsed one-time screening of all baby boomers (born 1945 to 1965) for hepatitis C because 75% of the estimated 2 to 3 million persons with chronic infection are in this age range. We hypothesized that persons diagnosed by routine screening would have significant psycho-emotional, cognitive, and health care challenges that need to be met by collaborative care and services from nurses and other health care personnel...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281411/abnormalities-in-serum-biomarkers-correlate-with-lower-cardiac-index-in-the-fontan-population
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Bradley S Marino, David J Goldberg, Adam L Dorfman, Eileen King, Heidi Kalkwarf, Babette S Zemel, Margaret Smith, Jesse Pratt, Mark A Fogel, Amanda J Shillingford, Barbara J Deal, Anitha S John, Caren S Goldberg, Timothy M Hoffman, Marshall L Jacobs, Asher Lisec, Susan Finan, Lazaros K Kochilas, Thomas W Pawlowski, Kathleen Campbell, Clinton Joiner, Stuart L Goldstein, Paul Stephens, Alvin J Chin
BACKGROUND: Fontan survivors have depressed cardiac index that worsens over time. Serum biomarker measurement is minimally invasive, rapid, widely available, and may be useful for serial monitoring. The purpose of this study was to identify biomarkers that correlate with lower cardiac index in Fontan patients. Methods and results This study was a multi-centre case series assessing the correlations between biomarkers and cardiac magnetic resonance-derived cardiac index in Fontan patients ⩾6 years of age with biochemical and haematopoietic biomarkers obtained ±12 months from cardiac magnetic resonance...
January 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281406/the-contributions-of-family-care-givers-at-end-of-life-a-national-post-bereavement-census-survey-of-cancer-carers-hours-of-care-and-expenditures
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Christine Rowland, Barbara Hanratty, Mark Pilling, Bernard van den Berg, Gunn Grande
BACKGROUND: Family members provide vital care at end of life, enabling patients to remain at home. Such informal care contributes significantly to the economy while supporting patients' preferences and government policy. However, the value of care-givers' contributions is often underestimated or overlooked in evaluations. Without information on the activities and expenditures involved in informal care-giving, it is impossible to provide an accurate assessment of carers' contribution to end-of-life care...
April 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263656/therapists-in-training-experiences-of-working-with-transfer-clients-one-relationship-terminates-and-another-begins
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Cheri L Marmarosh, Barbara Thompson, Clara Hill, Suzanne Hollman, Monica Megivern
Data from interviews with 12 graduate-level trainees about their experiences of working with clients who had been transferred to them from another therapist were analyzed using consensual qualitative research. Trainees reported a range of helpful and hindering aspects about the transfer experience related to the client (e.g., client had experienced a prior termination and transfer, client had severe character pathology), the prior therapist (e.g., prior therapist prepared client for transfer, prior therapists did not process their termination with client), themselves (e...
March 2017: Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225464/beyond-selection-the-use-of-situational-judgement-tests-in-the-teaching-and-assessment-of-professionalism
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Barbara D Goss, Anna T Ryan, Joshua Waring, Terry Judd, Neville G Chiavaroli, Richard Charles O'Brien, Stephen C Trumble, Geoffrey J McColl
PROBLEM: Professionalism is a critical attribute of medical graduates. Its measurement is challenging. The authors sought to assess final-year medical students' knowledge of appropriate professional behavior across a broad range of workplace situations. APPROACH: Situational judgement tests (SJTs) are used widely in applicant selection to assess judgement or decision making in work-related settings as well as attributes such as empathy, integrity, and resilience...
February 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211608/preclinical-characterisation-of-55p0251-a-novel-compound-that-amplifies-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-and-counteracts-hyperglycaemia-in-rodents
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Karin Stadlbauer, Barbara Brunmair, Zsuzsanna Lehner, Immanuel Adorjan, Thomas Scherer, Anton Luger, Leonhardt Bauer, Clemens Fürnsinn
AIMS: 55P0251 is a novel compound with blood glucose lowering activity in mice, which has been developed from a molecular backbone structure found in herbal remedies. We here report its basic pharmacological attributes and initial progress in unmasking the mode of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pharmacokinetic properties of 55P0251 were portrayed in several species. First efforts to elucidate the glucose lowering mechanism in rodents included numerous experimental protocols dealing with glucose tolerance, insulin secretion from isolated pancreatic islets, and comparison to established drugs...
February 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210969/host-tissue-response-by-the-expression-of-collagen-to-cyanoacrylate-adhesives-used-in-implant-fixation-for-abdominal-hernia-repair
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Gemma Pascual, Marta Rodríguez, Bárbara Pérez-Köhler, Claudia Mesa-Ciller, Mar Fernández-Gutiérrez, Julio San Román, Juan M Bellón
The less traumatic use of surgical adhesives rather than sutures for mesh fixation in hernia repair has started to gain popularity because they induce less host tissue damage and provoke less postoperative pain. This study examines the host tissue response to a new cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesive (n-octyl, OCA). Partial defects (3 × 5 cm) created in the rabbit anterior abdominal wall were repaired by mesh fixation using OCA, Glubran2(®)(n-butyl-CA), Ifabond(®)(n-hexyl-CA) or sutures. Samples were obtained at 14/90 days for morphology, collagens qRT-PCR/immunofluorescence and biomechanical studies...
April 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190595/fractionated-dynamic-headspace-sampling-in-the-analysis-of-matrices-of-vegetable-origin-in-the-food-field
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Erica Liberto, Cecilia Cagliero, Chiara Cordero, Patrizia Rubiolo, Carlo Bicchi, Barbara Sgorbini
Recent technological advances in dynamic headspace sampling (D-HS) and the possibility to automate this sampling method have lead to a marked improvement in its the performance, a strong renewal of interest in it, and have extended its fields of application. The introduction of in-parallel and in-series automatic multi-sampling and of new trapping materials, plus the possibility to design an effective sampling process by correctly applying the breakthrough volume theory, have make profiling more representative, and have enhanced selectivity, and flexibility, also offering the possibility of fractionated enrichment in particular for high-volatility compounds...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101874/bioengineered-collagens
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Barbara Brodsky, John A M Ramshaw
There is a great deal of interest in obtaining recombinant collagen as an alternative source of material for biomedical applications and as an approach for obtaining basic structural and biological information. However, application of recombinant technology to collagen presents challenges, most notably the need for post-translational hydroxylation of prolines for triple-helix stability. Full length recombinant human collagens have been successfully expressed in cell lines, yeast, and several plant systems, while collagen fragments have been expressed in E...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032326/prioritization-of-high-consequence-viruses-to-improve-european-laboratory-preparedness-for-cross-border-health-threats
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Carla Nisii, Roland Grunow, Andreas Brave, Giuseppe Ippolito, Daniela Jacob, Pontus Jureen, Barbara Bartolini, Antonino Di Caro
Highly infectious diseases can spread rapidly across borders through travel or trade, and international coordination is essential to a prompt and efficient response by public health laboratories. Therefore, developing strategies to identify priorities for a rational allocation of resources for research and surveillance has been the focus of a large body of research in recent years. This paper describes the activities and the strategy used by a European-wide consortium funded by the European Commission, named EMERGE (Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU level), for the selection of high-threat pathogens with cross-border potential that will become the focus of its preparedness activities...
December 29, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992897/psychooncology-in-poland
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REVIEW
Paweł Zielazny, Paulina Zielińska, Krystyna de Walden-Gałuszko, Krzysztof Kuziemski, Barbara Bętkowska-Korpała
Psycho-oncology is an interdisciplinary field of medicine that deals with the psychological aspects of cancer. Psycho-oncology is a sub-discipline of clinical oncology, psychiatry, clinical psychology and health psychology. It was formally established in 1975. In Poland, the Polish Psycho-Oncology Association deals with the issues of psycho-oncology since 1992. Despite the dynamic development of psycho-oncology, in Poland psychological help for people with cancer covered under the health insurance is not sufficient...
October 31, 2016: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969017/transition-to-parenthood-during-the-transition-to-modernity-in-jordan-new-parents-views-on-family-and-healthcare-support-systems
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Lina Mrayan, Flora Cornish, Nimesh Dhungana, Barbara Parfitt
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aims to explore new parents' experiences of family support during their transition to parenthood. BACKGROUND: Family support is widely considered a crucial factor in contributing toward positive outcomes for parents during transition to parenthood. However, inter-generational and socio-cultural differences among family members in understandings and practices of childcare can be a source of tension between new parents and family members...
November 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826111/effect-of-ranching-time-on-melanomacrophage-centres-in-anterior-kidney-and-spleen-of-southern-bluefin-tuna-thunnus-maccoyii
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Daryl Evans, Barbara Nowak
Melanomacrophage centres (MMCs) are common in the haemopoietic tissue of fish and are an important component of the humoral immune response. Increasingly they are being studied as a biomarker of environmental stress in both wild and aquaculture fish stocks. Computer image analysis of histological sections of the head kidney and spleen of ranched Southern bluefin tuna (SBT) was used to investigate changes in MMCs over various stages of the ranching cycle. Histochemical pigment differentiation indicated haemosiderin, lipofuscin and melanin were present in MMCs of both the kidney and spleen, with kidney MMCs being highly positive for lipofuscin and melanin and spleen having high levels of haemosiderin and a lower level of melanin than kidney...
December 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812274/coupled-harmonic-bases-for-longitudinal-characterization-of-brain-networks
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Seong Jae Hwang, Nagesh Adluru, Maxwell D Collins, Sathya N Ravi, Barbara B Bendlin, Sterling C Johnson, Vikas Singh
There is a great deal of interest in using large scale brain imaging studies to understand how brain connectivity evolves over time for an individual and how it varies over different levels/quantiles of cognitive function. To do so, one typically performs so-called tractography procedures on diffusion MR brain images and derives measures of brain connectivity expressed as graphs. The nodes correspond to distinct brain regions and the edges encode the strength of the connection. The scientific interest is in characterizing the evolution of these graphs over time or from healthy individuals to diseased...
June 2016: Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782066/boosting-tumor-specific-immunity-using-pdt
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REVIEW
Nicole Maeding, Thomas Verwanger, Barbara Krammer
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a cancer treatment with a long-standing history. It employs the application of nontoxic components, namely a light-sensitive photosensitizer and visible light, to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS). These ROS lead to tumor cell destruction, which is accompanied by the induction of an acute inflammatory response. This inflammatory process sends a danger signal to the innate immune system, which results in activation of specific cell types and release of additional inflammatory mediators...
October 6, 2016: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742148/pressure-ulcers-in-maturing-skin-a-clinical-perspective
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Anna-Barbara Schlüer
While the problem of Pressure Ulcers (PU) in adults has received a great deal of attention, far less is known about PUs in neonates and children. The overall health status of children is generally better and multi-morbidity is limited to a small percentage of patients, like very low term neonates (born before 32 weeks of gestation age), newborns with congenital abnormalities, genetic disorders, perinatal distress syndrome or children with a limited immunity. Survival rates of both critically and chronically ill neonates, infants and children have improved dramatically in recent years, introducing new challenges for medical and nursing care...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740838/power-spectrum-analysis-and-missing-level-statistics-of-microwave-graphs-with-violated-time-reversal-invariance
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Małgorzata Białous, Vitalii Yunko, Szymon Bauch, Michał Ławniczak, Barbara Dietz, Leszek Sirko
We present experimental studies of the power spectrum and other fluctuation properties in the spectra of microwave networks simulating chaotic quantum graphs with violated time reversal invariance. On the basis of our data sets, we demonstrate that the power spectrum in combination with other long-range and also short-range spectral fluctuations provides a powerful tool for the identification of the symmetries and the determination of the fraction of missing levels. Such a procedure is indispensable for the evaluation of the fluctuation properties in the spectra of real physical systems like, e...
September 30, 2016: Physical Review Letters
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