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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912780/the-influence-of-cost-per-daly-information-in-health-prioritisation-and-desirable-features-for-a-registry-a-survey-of-health-policy-experts-in-vietnam-india-and-bangladesh
#1
Yot Teerawattananon, Sripen Tantivess, Inthira Yamabhai, Nattha Tritasavit, Damian G Walker, Joshua T Cohen, Peter J Neumann
BACKGROUND: Economic evaluation has been implemented to inform policy in many areas, including coverage decisions, technology pricing, and the development of clinical practice guidelines. However, there are barriers to evidence-based policy in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that include limited stakeholder awareness, resources and data availability, as well as the lack of capacity to conduct country-specific economic evaluations. This study aims to survey health policy experts' opinions on barriers to use of cost-effectiveness data in these settings and to obtain their advice on how to make a new cost-per-DALY database being developed by Tufts Medical Center more relevant to LMICs...
December 3, 2016: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909915/a-systematic-review-of-leptospirosis-on-dogs-pigs-and-horses-in-latin-america
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REVIEW
Priscila S Pinto, Hugo Libonati, Walter Lilenbaum
Leptospirosis is a worldwide zoonosis which can affect many species. Control programs need accurate diagnosis to be successful, and currently, diagnosis relies on serology. It presents three main issues: the sampling, the antigen panel, and the cutoff point. Herein, we propose a systematic review on leptospirosis among dogs, pigs, and horses in Latin America in order to improve the understanding of the seroepidemiology of leptospirosis in these species in the region as well as the temporal development of the research on this topic and, consequently, improve the chances of success on control programs...
December 1, 2016: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906842/spironolactone-and-the-risk-of-urinary-tract-cancer-in-patients-with-hypertension-a-nationwide-population-based-retrospective-case-control-study
#3
Ya-Wen Chuang, Mei-Ching Yu, Shih-Ting Huang, Cheng-Kuang Yang, Cheng-Hsu Chen, Ying-Chih Lo, Cheng-Li Lin, Kuo-Hsiung Shu, Tung-Min Yu, Chia-Hung Kao
AIM: This was a nationwide study by National Health Insurance Research Database to investigate the risk of urinary tract cancers (UTCs) for renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors including spironolactone. METHODS: A total of 32 167 UTC patients with hypertension were enrolled in the National Health Insurance program between 2005 and 2011. RESULTS: Among different subclasses of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors, the adjusted odds ratio (OR) for UTC risk was 1...
January 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906668/an-analysis-of-factors-affecting-mature-age-students-academic-success-in-undergraduate-nursing-programs-a-critical-literature-review
#4
Lisa J Hayden, Sarah Y Jeong, Carol A Norton
The population of mature age students entering university nursing programs has steadily increased in both Australia and worldwide. The objective of the literature review was to explore how mature age students perform academically and to analyse the factors associated with their academic performance in nursing programs. A literature search was conducted in the following databases: CINAHL, ProQuest, Medline, Cochrane, Mosby's Index, Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), and Scopus. Twenty-six (26) research papers published between 2000 and 2014 have met the selection criteria of this review...
January 1, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905351/-visualizing-research-lines-in-public-health-an-analysis-based-on-bibliometric-maps-applied-to-the-revista-espa%C3%A3-ola-de-salud-p%C3%A3%C2%BAblica-2006-2015
#5
Carmen Gálvez
OBJECTIVE: Identifying research lines is essential to understand the knowledge structure of a scientific domain. The aim of this study was to identify the main research topics of within the domain of public health, in the Revista Española de Saslud Pública during 2006-2015. METHODS: Original articles included in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) database, available online through the Web of Science (WoS), were selected. The analysis units used were the keywords, KeyWords Plus (KW+), extracted automatically by SSCI...
December 1, 2016: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904819/an-overview-of-compassionate-use-programs-in-the-european-union-member-states
#6
REVIEW
Gayathri Balasubramanian, Suman Morampudi, Pankdeep Chhabra, Arun Gowda, Behsad Zomorodi
The past decade witnessed rapid development of novel drugs and therapeutic biological agents. The marketing authorization for novel therapies is often time consuming and distressing for patients. Earlier clinical trials were the only way to access new drugs under development. However, not every patient meets the enrolment criteria, and participation is difficult for patients with life-threatening, long-lasting or seriously debilitating diseases like rare diseases. Early access programs like "Compassionate Use Program (CUP)" have generated alternative channels for such patients...
November 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903890/pharos-collating-protein-information-to-shed-light-on-the-druggable-genome
#7
Dac-Trung Nguyen, Stephen Mathias, Cristian Bologa, Soren Brunak, Nicolas Fernandez, Anna Gaulton, Anne Hersey, Jayme Holmes, Lars Juhl Jensen, Anneli Karlsson, Guixia Liu, Avi Ma'ayan, Geetha Mandava, Subramani Mani, Saurabh Mehta, John Overington, Juhee Patel, Andrew D Rouillard, Stephan Schürer, Timothy Sheils, Anton Simeonov, Larry A Sklar, Noel Southall, Oleg Ursu, Dusica Vidovic, Anna Waller, Jeremy Yang, Ajit Jadhav, Tudor I Oprea, Rajarshi Guha
The 'druggable genome' encompasses several protein families, but only a subset of targets within them have attracted significant research attention and thus have information about them publicly available. The Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) program was initiated in 2014, has the goal of developing experimental techniques and a Knowledge Management Center (KMC) that would collect and organize information about protein targets from four families, representing the most common druggable targets with an emphasis on understudied proteins...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903142/systematic-literature-review-of-general-health-care-interventions-within-programs-of-assertive-community-treatment
#8
Erik R Vanderlip, Benjamin F Henwood, Debra R Hrouda, Piper S Meyer, Maria Monroe-DeVita, Lynette M Studer, April J Schweikhard, Lorna L Moser
OBJECTIVE: Assertive community treatment (ACT) is one of the few evidence-based practices for adults with severe mental illness. Interest has slowly waned for ACT implementation. Yet ACT remains an appealing services platform to achieve the triple aim of health care reform (improved health outcomes, reduced cost, and improved satisfaction) through integration of primary care and behavioral health services. This review highlights the evidence for ACT to improve general medical outcomes, reduce treatment costs, and increase access to treatment...
December 1, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899660/cebs-a-comprehensive-annotated-database-of-toxicological-data
#9
Isabel A Lea, Hui Gong, Anand Paleja, Asif Rashid, Jennifer Fostel
The Chemical Effects in Biological Systems database (CEBS) is a comprehensive and unique toxicology resource that compiles individual and summary animal data from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) testing program and other depositors into a single electronic repository. CEBS has undergone significant updates in recent years and currently contains over 11 000 test articles (exposure agents) and over 8000 studies including all available NTP carcinogenicity, short-term toxicity and genetic toxicity studies...
November 28, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898745/-internet-based-opportunities-in-breast-cancer-diagnostics-and-research
#10
Ádám Nagy, Balázs Gyõrffy
A new generation of internet-based diagnostic and research tools have arrived in the last decade. The most extensive group of these includes programs predicting the expected survival mainly by utilizing clinical data of the patient. This includes Adjuvant! Online, the MSKCC and MD Anderson nomograms and the UK-based PREDICT algorithm. A common feature of all these is the comparison of the given patient to previously treated breast cancer samples, and evaluating the clinical outcome of these previous patients...
November 29, 2016: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896677/results-of-database-studies-in-spine-surgery-can-be-influenced-by-missing-data
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Bryce A Basques, Ryan P McLynn, Michael P Fice, Andre M Samuel, Adam M Lukasiewicz, Daniel D Bohl, Junyoung Ahn, Kern Singh, Jonathan N Grauer
BACKGROUND: National databases are increasingly being used for research in spine surgery; however, one limitation of such databases that has received sparse mention is the frequency of missing data. Studies using these databases often do not emphasize the percentage of missing data for each variable used and do not specify how patients with missing data are incorporated into analyses. This study uses the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database to examine whether different treatments of missing data can influence the results of spine studies...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896676/what-is-the-incidence-of-suicide-in-patients-with-bone-and-soft-tissue-cancer-suicide-and-sarcoma
#12
Brianna L Siracuse, George Gorgy, Jeremy Ruskin, Kathleen S Beebe
BACKGROUND: Patients with cancer in the United States are estimated to have a suicide incidence that is approximately twice that of the general population. Patients with bone and soft tissue cancer often have physical impairments and activity limitations develop that reduce their quality of life, which may put them at high risk for depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. To our knowledge, there have been no large studies determining incidence of suicide among patients with bone and soft tissue cancer; this information might allow screening of certain high-risk groups...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893260/brain-drain-an-examination-of-stereotype-threat-effects-during-training-on-knowledge-acquisition-and-organizational-effectiveness
#13
James A Grand
Stereotype threat describes a situation in which individuals are faced with the risk of upholding a negative stereotype about their subgroup based on their actions. Empirical work in this area has primarily examined the impact of negative stereotypes on performance for threatened individuals. However, this body of research seldom acknowledges that performance is a function of learning-which may also be impaired by pervasive group stereotypes. This study presents evidence from a 3-day self-guided training program demonstrating that stereotype threat impairs acquisition of cognitive learning outcomes for females facing a negative group stereotype...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893250/variation-in-impacts-of-tulsa-pre-k-on-cognitive-development-in-kindergarten-the-role-of-instructional-support
#14
Anna D Johnson, Anna J Markowitz, Carolyn J Hill, Deborah A Phillips
Public prekindergarten (pre-K) programs have been a recent focus of policy and research attention, in part because of their empirically documented, positive short-term impacts on child cognitive development and school readiness. However, no studies have explored factors that might explain variation across schools in public pre-K impacts. The current study examines the Tulsa Public School pre-K program's impacts on children's letter-word identification, spelling, and applied problem-solving skills at kindergarten entry...
December 2016: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893236/training-in-the-adolescent-brain-an-fmri-training-study-on-divergent-thinking
#15
Sietske W Kleibeuker, Claire E Stevenson, Laura van der Aar, Sandy Overgaauw, Anna C van Duijvenvoorde, Eveline A Crone
Prior research suggests that adolescence is a time of enhanced sensitivity for practice and learning. In this study we tested the neural correlates of divergent thinking training in 15- to 16-year-old adolescents relative to an age-matched active control group. All participants performed an alternative uses task, a valid measure to test divergent thinking, while functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) images were acquired before and after a training program. In between the 2 scanning sessions the experimental group completed 2 weeks of divergent thinking training (8 sessions) and the control group completed 2 weeks of rule switching training (8 session)...
November 28, 2016: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892511/the-clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance-of-pd-l1-expression-in-gastric-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-10-studies-with-1-901-patients
#16
Minghui Zhang, Yuandi Dong, Haitao Liu, Yan Wang, Shu Zhao, Qijia Xuan, Yan Wang, Qingyuan Zhang
The prognostic value of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) in gastric cancer (GC) remains controversial. To clarify this problem, we performed a meta-analysis of research studies identified in the PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library databases. A total of 1,901 patients in 10 studies were enrolled in this meta-analysis, and the pooled hazard ratio (HR) of 1.64 (95% CI 1.11 to 2.43; P = 0.01) indicated that PD-L1 expression is associated with a shorter overall survival (OS). The pooled odds ratios (ORs) indicated that PD-L1 expression was associated with tumour size (OR = 1...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891786/a-quality-assessment-of-reporting-sources-for-microcephaly-in-utah-2003-to-2013
#17
Amy Steele, Jane Johnson, Amy Nance, Robert Satterfield, C J Alverson, Cara Mai
BACKGROUND: Obtaining accurate microcephaly prevalence is important given the recent association between microcephaly and Zika virus. Assessing the quality of data sources can guide surveillance programs as they focus their data collection efforts. The Utah Birth Defect Network (UBDN) has monitored microcephaly by data sources since 2003. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of reporting sources for microcephaly surveillance. METHODS: All reported cases of microcephaly among Utah mothers from 2003 to 2013 were clinically reviewed and confirmed...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891781/geographic-distribution-of-live-births-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-in-north-carolina-2003-to-2012
#18
Jennifer S Nelson, Rebecca C Stebbins, Paula D Strassle, Robert E Meyer
BACKGROUND: Geographic variation in congenital heart disease is not well-described. This study uses geographic information systems (GIS) to describe the spatial epidemiology of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), in North Carolina (NC) and to compare travel time for cases to congenital heart centers in NC. METHODS: Using the NC Birth Defects Monitoring Program database, live births with TOF born between 2003 and 2012 were identified. Birth certificates provided demographic variables...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889994/pd-1-pd-ls-a-new-target-for-regulating-the-immunopathogenesis-in-central-nervous-system-disorders
#19
Jie Wu, Zhengquan Yu, Gang Chen
The central nervous system (CNS) was traditionally thought to tolerate inflammatory responses. However, CNS is not completely immune-privileged in recent researches. These responses including Microglia and macrophage activation and peripheral immune cells infiltration have been founded successively. Thus, the traditional view of the adult brain as an immune-privileged organ has been changed. Increasing evidence indicated that the PD-1(programmed cell death-1)/PD-Ls signal pathway plays an important role in regulating the immunopathogenesis of brain following injury...
November 23, 2016: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888996/the-effects-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-self-management-interventions-on-improvement-of-quality-of-life-in-copd-patients-a-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Danielle Cannon, Nicholas Buys, Krishna Bajee Sriram, Siddharth Sharma, Norman Morris, Jing Sun
This article aimed to analyse the outcome of self-management randomised control trials and their impact upon chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients' health outcomes using meta-analysis approach. PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, Web of Science databases and Cochrane Library, were searched for articles between 1990 and December 2015 by two researchers. Self-management programs significantly improved patients' quality of life across all domains of the St George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) (activity -2.21 (95% CI: -3...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
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