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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031127/patients-perceptions-and-experiences-of-living-with-a-surgical-wound-healing-by-secondary-intention-a-qualitative-study
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Dorothy McCaughan, Laura Sheard, Nicky Cullum, Jo Dumville, Ian Chetter
BACKGROUND: Most surgical wounds heal by primary intention, that is to say, the edges of the wound are brought together with sutures, staples, adhesive glue or clips. However, some wounds may be left open to heal (if there is a risk of infection, or if there has been significant tissue loss), and are known as 'surgical wounds healing by secondary intention'. They are estimated to comprise approximately 28% of all surgical wounds and are frequently complex to manage. However, they are under researched and little is known of their impact on patients' lives...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029234/keeping-education-fresh-not-just-in-microbiology
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Beatrix Fahnert
Innovative practice from around the globe, addressing a range of recent educational themes and trends, was published in the FEMS Microbiology Letters virtual Thematic Issue ''Keeping Education Fresh' in October 2017. Its thought-provoking content is reviewed here to more directly facilitate reflections and discussions in the professional community. The focus is on best practice approaches when enhancing student engagement, how to adjust those to the diversity of learners, learning situations and infrastructures, and to a broad range of subjects...
October 4, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029184/low-plasma-adiponectin-concentrations-predict-increases-in-visceral-adiposity-and-insulin-resistance
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Seung Jin Han, Edward J Boyko, Wilfred Y Fujimoto, Steven E Kahn, Donna L Leonetti
Context: Plasma adiponectin concentration has been shown to be inversely associated with body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance in cross-sectional research. However, it is unclear whether adiponectin predicts future body composition and insulin resistance. Objective: To investigate the potential relationship between adiponectin concentration and future regional body fat distribution and insulin resistance. Design and Setting: Community-based prospective cohort study with 5 years of follow-up...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028986/a-new-haplotype-block-detection-method-for-dense-genome-sequencing-data-based-on-interval-graph-modeling-of-clusters-of-highly-correlated-snps
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Sun Ah Kim, Chang-Sung Cho, Suh-Ryung Kim, Shelley B Bull, Yun Joo Yoo
Motivation: Linkage disequilibrium (LD) block construction is required for research in population genetics and genetic epidemiology, including specification of sets of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for analysis of multi-SNP based association and identification of haplotype blocks in high density sequencing data. Existing methods based on a narrow sense definition do not allow intermediate regions of low LD between strongly associated SNP pairs and tend to split high density SNP data into small blocks having high between-block correlation...
September 29, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028180/stakeholder-education-for-community-wide-health-initiatives-a-focus-on-teen-pregnancy-prevention
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Cara Finley, Katherine Suellentrop, Rebecca Griesse, Lawrence Duane House, Anna Brittain
Teen pregnancies and births continue to decline due in part to implementation of evidence-based interventions and clinical strategies. While local stakeholder education is also thought to be critical to this success, little is known about what types of strategies work best to engage stakeholders. With the goal of identifying and describing evidence-based or best practice strategies for stakeholder education in community-based public health initiatives, we conducted a systematic literature review of strategies used for effective stakeholder education...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028005/microbiome-and-infectivity-studies-reveal-complex-polyspecies-tree-disease-in-acute-oak-decline
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Sandra Denman, James Doonan, Emma Ransom-Jones, Martin Broberg, Sarah Plummer, Susan Kirk, Kelly Scarlett, Andrew R Griffiths, Maciej Kaczmarek, Jack Forster, Andrew Peace, Peter N Golyshin, Francis Hassard, Nathan Brown, John G Kenny, James E McDonald
Decline-diseases are complex and becoming increasingly problematic to tree health globally. Acute Oak Decline (AOD) is characterized by necrotic stem lesions and galleries of the bark-boring beetle, Agrilus biguttatus, and represents a serious threat to oak. Although multiple novel bacterial species and Agrilus galleries are associated with AOD lesions, the causative agent(s) are unknown. The AOD pathosystem therefore provides an ideal model for a systems-based research approach to address our hypothesis that AOD lesions are caused by a polymicrobial complex...
October 13, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027238/a-deep-convolutional-neural-network-using-directional-wavelets-for-low-dose-x-ray-ct-reconstruction
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Eunhee Kang, Junhong Min, Jong Chul Ye
PURPOSE: Due to the potential risk of inducing cancer, radiation exposure by X-ray CT devices should be reduced for routine patient scanning. However, in low-dose X-ray CT, severe artifacts typically occur due to photon starvation, beam hardening, and other causes, all of which decrease the reliability of the diagnosis. Thus, a high-quality reconstruction method from low-dose X-ray CT data has become a major research topic in the CT community. Conventional model-based de-noising approaches are, however, computationally very expensive, and image-domain de-noising approaches cannot readily remove CT-specific noise patterns...
October 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026511/both-seed-germination-and-seedling-mortality-increase-with-experimental-warming-and-fertilization-in-a-subarctic-tundra
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Ann Milbau, Nicolas Vandeplas, Fred Kockelbergh, Ivan Nijs
Climate change is expected to force many species in arctic regions to migrate and track their climatic niche. This requires recruitment from seed, which currently shows very low rates in arctic regions, where long-lived and vegetatively reproducing plants dominate. Therefore, we pose the question whether recruitment (germination and seedling establishment) in arctic regions will significantly improve in a warmer world, and thus allow species to follow their climatic niche. We used a full factorial experiment to examine if realistic warmer temperatures (+3 °C; infrared radiation) and increased nitrogen availability (+1...
September 2017: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026076/sample-composition-alters-associations-between-age-and-brain-structure
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Kaja Z LeWinn, Margaret A Sheridan, Katherine M Keyes, Ava Hamilton, Katie A McLaughlin
Despite calls to incorporate population science into neuroimaging research, most studies recruit small, non-representative samples. Here, we examine whether sample composition influences age-related variation in global measurements of gray matter volume, thickness, and surface area. We apply sample weights to structural brain imaging data from a community-based sample of children aged 3-18 (N = 1162) to create a "weighted sample" that approximates the distribution of socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and sex in the U...
October 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025824/development-of-an-evidence-based-complex-intervention-for-community-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-hip-fracture-using-realist-review-survey-and-focus-groups
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Jessica Louise Roberts, Nafees Ud Din, Michelle Williams, Claire A Hawkes, Joanna M Charles, Zoe Hoare, Val Morrison, Swapna Alexander, Andrew Lemmey, Catherine Sackley, Phillipa Logan, Clare Wilkinson, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Nefyn H Williams
OBJECTIVES: To develop an evidence and theory-based complex intervention for improving outcomes in elderly patients following hip fracture. DESIGN: Complex-intervention development (Medical Research Council (MRC) framework phase I) using realist literature review, surveys and focus groups of patients and rehabilitation teams. SETTING: North Wales. PARTICIPANTS: Surveys of therapy managers (n=13), community and hospital-based physiotherapists (n=129) and occupational therapists (n=68) throughout the UK...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025808/learning-the-truth-first-hand-about-reconciliation-community-based-research-and-first-nations-health-in-rural-manitoba
#11
Sarah de Leeuw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025501/promoting-the-well-being-of-urban-youth-through-drama-based-peer-education
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He Len Chung, André Monday, Alexus Perry
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine youths' perceptions of a drama-based peer education approach to promote adolescent well-being. METHODS: High school students facilitated workshops on one of 7 topics (eg, dating violence) for 4733 urban elementary, middle, and high school students. Audience members' perceptions of workshop content and implementation were examined. RESULTS: Analyses suggest that the peer-led workshops addressed important problems for youth in the community, were an effective way to deliver information about the topics to children and teens, and helped audience members to learn more about the topics and how to make responsible decisions...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025270/design-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-a-colorectal-cancer-screening-decision-aid-to-promote-appropriate-screening-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Christine E Kistler, Carol Golin, Carolyn Morris, Alexandra F Dalton, Russell P Harris, Rowena Dolor, Renée M Ferrari, Noel T Brewer, Carmen L Lewis
BACKGROUND: Appropriate colorectal cancer screening in older adults should be aligned with the likelihood of net benefit. In general, patient decision aids improve knowledge and values clarity, but in older adults, they may also help patients identify their individual likelihood of benefit and foster individualized decision-making. We report on the design of a randomized clinical trial to understand the effects of a patient decision aid on appropriate colorectal cancer screening. This report includes a description of the baseline characteristics of participants...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024875/social-networking-online-to-recover-from-opioid-use-disorder-a-study-of-community-interactions
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Alexandra R D'Agostino, Allison R Optican, Shaina J Sowles, Melissa J Krauss, Kiriam Escobar Lee, Patricia A Cavazos-Rehg
BACKGROUND: Social media has increasingly become a venue for health discourse and support, particularly for vulnerable individuals. This study examines user-generated content of an online Reddit community targeting individuals recovering from opiate addiction. METHODS: 100 Reddit posts and their comments were collected from the online community on August 19, 2016. Posts were qualitatively coded for opioid use disorder (OUD) criteria as outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), as well as other common themes...
October 5, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024277/how-intraspecific-variation-in-seed-dispersing-animals-matters-for-plants
#15
Rafał Zwolak
Seed dispersal by animals is a complex phenomenon, characterized by multiple mechanisms and variable outcomes. Most researchers approach this complexity by analysing context-dependency in seed dispersal and investigating extrinsic factors that might influence interactions between plants and seed dispersers. Intrinsic traits of seed dispersers provide an alternative way of making sense of the enormous variation in seed fates. I review causes of intraspecific variability in frugivorous and granivorous animals, discuss their effects on seed dispersal, and outline likely consequences for plant populations and communities...
October 10, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023452/functional-imaging-of-cognition-in-an-old-old-population-a-case-for-portable-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Theodore J Huppert, Helmet Karim, Chia-Cheng Lin, Bader A Alqahtani, Susan L Greenspan, Patrick J Sparto
In this study, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to record brain activation during cognitive testing in older individuals (88±6yo; N = 19) living in residential care communities. This population, which is often associated with loss of personal independence due to physical or cognitive decline associated with aging, is also often under-represented in neuroscience research because of a limited means to participate in studies which often take place in large urban or university centers. In this study, we demonstrate the feasibility and initial results using a portable 8-source by 4-detector fNIRS system to measure brain activity from participants within residential care community centers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023446/towards-elimination-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-the-indian-subcontinent-translating-research-to-practice-to-public-health
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Siddhivinayak Hirve, Axel Kroeger, Greg Matlashewski, Dinesh Mondal, Megha Raj Banjara, Pradeep Das, Ahmed Be-Nazir, Byron Arana, Piero Olliaro
BACKGROUND: The decade following the Regional Strategic Framework for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) elimination in 2005 has shown compelling progress in the reduction of VL burden in the Indian subcontinent. The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other stakeholders, has coordinated and financed research for the development of new innovative tools and strategies to support the regional VL elimination initiative...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022513/discrepancies-in-animal-models-of-preterm-birth
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Clarence R Manuel, Charles R Ashby, Sandra E Reznik
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is a multifactorial syndrome occurring before the 37th week of full-term pregnancy [1]. Babies delivered preterm experience short-term and long-term complications affecting multiple organ systems, and serious maternal complications include hemorrhage and infection. Each year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm, and complications from prematurity are the leading cause of death among children up to 5 years of age [2]. With another increase in PTB rates over the last several years, the United States continues to have the highest incidence of any industrialized country [3]...
October 12, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021979/everybody-brush-consumer-satisfaction-with-a-tooth-decay-prevention-program
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Joana Cunha-Cruz, Colleen E Huebner, Sharity Ludwig, Jeanne Dysert, Melissa Mitchell, Gary Allen, R Mike Shirtcliff, JoAnna M Scott, Peter Milgrom
INTRODUCTION: Twice-daily caregiver-supervised toothbrushing with fluoridated toothpaste is an effective and widely recommended strategy to prevent tooth decay in children. Qualitative research suggests that low-income caregivers know the recommendation but would benefit from toothbrushing supplies and advice about how to introduce this health behavior especially as the child becomes older and asserts autonomy to do it "myself." Our objective is to assess consumer satisfaction with the evidence-based theory-informed campaign and usefulness of materials that were home delivered...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021782/functional-diversity-of-fungal-communities-in-soil-contaminated-with-diesel-oil
#20
Agata Borowik, Jadwiga Wyszkowska, Karolina Oszust
The widespread use and consumption of crude oil draws the public's attention to the fate of petroleum hydrocarbons in the environment, as they can permeate the soil environment in an uncontrollable manner. Contamination of soils with petroleum products, including diesel oil (DO), can cause changes in the microbiological soil properties. The effect of diesel oil on the functional diversity of fungi was tested in a model experiment during 270 days. Fungi were isolated from soil and identified. The functional diversity of fungal communities was also determined...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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