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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738640/new-insights-in-forensic-chemistry-nir-chemometrics-analysis-of-toners-for-questioned-documents-examination
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Stefano Materazzi, Roberta Risoluti, Sara Pinci, Francesco Saverio Romolo
Near-Infrared spectroscopy (NIRs) coupled to chemometrics was investigated for the first time as a new tool for the analysis of black toners to evaluate its application in forensic cases. Ten black toners from four manufacturers were included in this study and the acquired spectra were compared in order to differentiate toners. Multivariate statistical analysis based on Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was considered to develop a model of comparison of toners in questioned documents. Results demonstrated the capabilities of the approach NIR/Chemometrics to correctly identify toners when printed on different papers and to be not affected by the printing process...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738423/continued-statin-prescriptions-after-adverse-reactions-and-patient-outcomes-a-cohort-study
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Huabing Zhang, Jorge Plutzky, Maria Shubina, Alexander Turchin
Background: Many patients discontinue statin treatment, often after having a possible adverse reaction. The risks and benefits of continued statin therapy after an adverse reaction are not known. Objective: To examine the relationship between continuation of statin therapy (any prescription within 12 months after an adverse reaction) and clinical outcomes. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Primary care practices affiliated with 2 academic medical centers...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738412/sampling-utterances-and-grammatical-analysis-revised-sugar-new-normative-values-for-language-sample-analysis-measures
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Stacey L Pavelko, Robert E Owens
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to document whether mean length of utterance (MLUS), total number of words (TNW), clauses per sentence (CPS), and/or words per sentence (WPS) demonstrated age-related changes in children with typical language and to document the average time to collect, transcribe, and analyze conversational language samples. Method: Participants were 385 typically developing children (ages 3;0-7;11 [years;months]), with a final sample size of 270 participants (133 males and 137 females)...
July 24, 2017: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738409/elements-of-eoarchean-life-trapped-in-mineral-inclusions
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T Hassenkam, M P Andersson, K N Dalby, D M A Mackenzie, M T Rosing
Metasedimentary rocks from Isua, West Greenland (over 3,700 million years old) contain (13)C-depleted carbonaceous compounds, with isotopic ratios that are compatible with a biogenic origin. Metamorphic garnet crystals in these rocks contain trails of carbonaceous inclusions that are contiguous with carbon-rich sedimentary beds in the host rock, where carbon is fully graphitized. Previous studies have not been able to document other elements of life (mainly hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus) structurally bound to this carbonaceous material...
July 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738401/serum-vitamins-and-minerals-at-diagnosis-and-follow-up-in-children-with-celiac-disease
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Vini Deora, Nicole Aylward, AbdulRazaq Sokoro, Wael El-Matary
OBJECTIVES: Children with celiac disease (CD) may experience deficiencies of several micronutrients. The objectives of the present study were to determine the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in children with CD at diagnosis, 6 months, and 18 months after the start of a gluten-free diet (GFD), and examine any correlation between micronutrient deficiencies, serum tissue transglutaminase (TtG) immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibody titers, and the degree of mucosal damage at diagnosis...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738394/the-contribution-of-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-to-the-progression-of-psychiatric-disorders
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Rachel A Kohman, Justin S Rhodes
New neurons are continuously formed in the adult hippocampus of the human, nonhuman primate, and rodent throughout life though rates of neurogenesis precipitously decline with age to near zero levels at the end of the natural life span. Since its discovery in the 1960s, a large number of studies have documented numerous environmental and genetic factors which regulate adult neurogenesis. Chief among the positive regulators of neurogenesis are exercise and antidepressant drugs. Chief among the negative regulators of neurogenesis besides age are stress and inflammation...
July 24, 2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738348/colistin-resistance-in-kpc-2-and-shv-5-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clinical-isolates-in-bulgaria
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Encho Savov, Iva Todorova, Lida Politi, Angelina Trifonova, Maja Borisova, Elena Kioseva, Athanassios Tsakris
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Colistin resistance is increasingly recognized among carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in several European regions. The current study documents the appearance of colistin resistance among KPC-2 and SHV-5-produning K. pneumoniae strains in Bulgaria. METHODS: Four colistin-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates were recovered from 2 patients hospitalized in the anesthesiology and resuscitation clinic of a tertiary care university hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria...
July 22, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738316/-what-kept-me-going-a-qualitative-study-of-avoidant-responses-to-war-related-adversity-and-perpetration-of-violence-by-former-forcibly-recruited-children-and-youth-in-the-acholi-region-of-northern-uganda
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Helle Harnisch, Edith Montgomery
This qualitative study investigates what, according to 36 former forcibly recruited women and men, enabled them to "keep on going" during and after their forced recruitment in the twenty-year-long civil war in northern Uganda. Furthermore, the study conveys the ways most of the former forcibly recruited kept on going and today cope with ongoing war-related adversity and difficult reintegration processes without relying on psycho-social intervention. Thirty-five of the 36 women and men were forcibly recruited when they were children by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) from the Acholi region of northern Uganda...
July 11, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738259/reasons-associated-with-treatment-non-adherence-in-schizophrenia-in-a-pakistan-cohort
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Irshad Ahmad, Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Brian Hallahan
non-adherence in patients with schizophrenia is the most common reason for a relapse of psychosis. In a cohort of participants in Pakistan who suffered a relapse of psychosis, we aimed to identify the principal factors associated with non-adherence, including any culture specific factors that might not be as significant in other jurisdictions. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken at four psychiatric hospitals in the Peshawar region in Pakistan with 55 participants (44 male and 11 female) diagnosed with schizophrenia, who had suffered a relapse of psychosis subsequent to treatment non-adherence...
July 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738134/indocyanine-green-angiography-and-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-choroidal-neovascularization-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Chiara M Eandi, Antonio Ciardella, Mariacristina Parravano, Filippo Missiroli, Camilla Alovisi, Chiara Veronese, Maria C Morara, Massimo Grossi, Gianni Virgili, Federico Ricci
Purpose: To compare the capability of indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in detecting choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Methods: In this prospective study, patients with CNV detected with fluorescein angiography (FA) underwent ICGA and OCTA, spectral domain OCT (SD-OCT), and infrared or fundus color photographs. CNV lesions were outlined on ICGA and OCTA images, and the composition and size of the CNV was documented...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738040/clinical-nurse-consultant-support-management-of-patients-with-melanoma-receiving-immunotherapy-%C3%A2-and-targeted-therapy%C3%A2
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Anna J Lomax, Theresa Nielsen, Lydia Visintin, Brent O'Carrigan, Florian Honeyball, Benjamin Shum, Robyn P M Saw, Catriona McNeil
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapy and immunotherapy agents for advanced melanoma are associated with novel toxicities. Melanoma clinical nurse consultants (CNCs) provide multifaceted clinical care.
. OBJECTIVES: The objective was to evaluate the type of support, excluding clinic and inpatient care, provided by CNCs for patients not enrolled in a clinical trial.
. METHODS: A prospective review of CNC support provided during a 12-week period was conducted...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737984/evaluating-the-training-responsibilities-and-practices-of-p-t-committee-members-and-nonmember-contributors
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Ryan Rodriguez, Brett J Kelly, Mary Moody
BACKGROUND: Pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committees are responsible for managing drug formularies in numerous health care settings. Although pharmacy practice and health care organizations provide general recommendations of responsibilities and skills for members and nonmember contributors of P&T committees, the study investigators hypothesized that there is diversity in the training, responsibilities, and practices of these members and contributors. OBJECTIVE: To describe the training, responsibilities, and practices of members and nonmember contributors of P&T committees in a variety of health care settings, using an online survey...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737759/outcome-of-universal-newborn-eye-screening-with-wide-field-digital-retinal-image-acquisition-system-a-pilot-study
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P Goyal, T R Padhi, T Das, L Pradhan, S Sutar, S Butola, U C Behera, L Jain, S Jalali
PurposeTo evaluate the outcome of universal newborn eye screening with wide-field digital retinal imaging (WFDRI) system.MethodsIn this pilot study, we examined 1152 apparently healthy newborn infants in the obstetrics and gynecology ward of a civil hospital in Eastern India over 1.5 years. The examination included external eye examination, red reflex test and fundus imaging by WFDRI (RetCam II, Clarity medical system, Pleasanton, CA, USA) by a trained optometrist. The pathologies detected, net monetary gain and skilled manpower saved were documented...
July 24, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737666/the-role-of-aopp-in-age-related-bone-loss-and-the-potential-benefits-of-berry-anthocyanins
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Melissa M Melough, Xin Sun, Ock K Chun
Age-related bone loss is a major factor in osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures among the elderly. Because bone homeostasis involves a balance between bone formation and resorption, multiple mechanisms may induce age-dependent changes in bone. Oxidative stress is one such factor that contributes to the pathology of aging-associated osteoporosis (AAO). Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) are a biomarker of oxidant-mediated protein damage, and can also act to increase the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), thereby perpetuating oxidative damage...
July 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737658/regulation-of-clinical-xenotransplantation-time-for-a-reappraisal
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David K C Cooper, Richard N Pierson, Bernhard J Hering, Muhammad M Mohiuddin, Jay A Fishman, Joachim Denner, Curie Ahn, Agnes M Azimzadeh, Leo H Buhler, Peter J Cowan, Wayne J Hawthorne, Takaaki Kobayashi, David H Sachs
The continual critical shortage of organs and cells from deceased human donors has stimulated research in the field of cross-species transplantation (xenotransplantation), with the pig selected as the most suitable potential source of organs. Since the US Food and Drug Administration concluded a comprehensive review of xenotransplantation in 2003, considerable progress has been made in the experimental laboratory to improve cell and organ xenograft survival in several pig-to-nonhuman primate systems that offer the best available models to predict clinical outcomes...
August 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737600/an-interprofessional-quality-improvement-initiative-to-standardize-pediatric-extubation-readiness-assessment
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Samer Abu-Sultaneh, Acrista J Hole, Alvaro J Tori, Brain D Benneyworth, Riad Lutfi, Christopher W Mastropietro
OBJECTIVES: Establishing protocols to wean mechanical ventilation and assess readiness for extubation, with the goal of minimizing morbidity associated with extubation failure and prolonged mechanical ventilation, have become increasingly important in contemporary PICUs. The aim of this quality improvement initiative is to establish a respiratory therapist-led daily spontaneous breathing trial protocol to standardize extubation readiness assessment and documentation in our PICU. DESIGN: A quality improvement project...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737562/dynamic-cleft-maxillary-orthopedics-and-periosteoplasty-25-patients-25-years
#17
Frederick N Lukash, Lauren B Shikowitz-Behr, Michael Schwartz, Frank Tuminelli
In 1985 this cleft team, dissatisfied with the treatment and results from cleft lip and palate repair, began a longitudinal long-term study using dynamic maxillary orthopedics and periosteoplasty as was originally described by Drs Millard and Latham. All cases were carefully documented through adolescence, including clinical assessments, orthodontic, radiographic, and cephalometric analyses. In 1998, in this journal, we published our data on 35 complete unilateral and 10 complete bilateral cleft patients. At that time facial growth was following normal cephalometric patterns...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737530/ultrasound-characteristics-of-clinically-dislocated-but-reducible-hips-with-ddh
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Brendan Striano, Emily K Schaeffer, Travis H Matheney, Vidayadhar V Upasani, Charles T Price, Kishore Mulpuri, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: Although ultrasound (US) is frequently used in diagnosis and management of infantile developmental dysplasia of the hip, precise ultrasonographic parameters of what constitutes a dislocation, subluxation etc remain poorly defined. The purpose of this study was (1) to describe the ultrasonographic characteristics of a large cohort of clinically dislocated but reducible hips and (2) to begin to develop ultrasonographic definitions for what constitutes a hip dislocation. METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data from an international multicenter study group on developmental dysplasia of the hip was conducted on all patients under 6 months of age with hip(s) that were dislocated at rest but reducible based on initial physical examination (ie, Ortolani positive)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737328/-documenting-a-rehabilitation-program-using-a-logic-model-an-advantage-to-the-assessment-process
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Frédérique Poncet, Bonnie Swaine, Pascale Pradat-Diehl
<ce:para>The cognitive and behavioral disorders after brain injury can result in severe limitations of activities and restrictions of participation. An interdisciplinary rehabilitation program was developed in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Pitié-Salpêtriere Hospital, Paris, France. Clinicians believe this program decreases activity limitations and improves participation in patients. However, the program’s effectiveness had never been assessed. To do this, we had to define/describe this program...
March 6, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737309/i-still-haven-t-found-what-i-m-looking-for-bono-google-and-glaucoma-awareness
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C Lyons, R Ellard, E McElnea, D Townley
The effect of celebrity diagnosis on public awareness of health conditions has already been well documented. In October 2014, Bono, the lead singer with U2, revealed publicly for the first time that he has glaucoma. This study aimed to analyze the impact of Bono's announcement on public awareness of glaucoma using Google Search trends as an indicator of public interest in the disease. Google Trends was used to examine Google Search activity for the term 'Glaucoma' between 2009 and 2015 in both Ireland and the United Kingdom...
May 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
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