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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727472/relieving-dry-mouth-varying-levels-of-ph-found-in-bottled-water
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Bailey Jean Fisher, Angela Spencer, Van Haywood, Gayathri Konchady
It is estimated that 30% of people older than 60 years suffer from hyposalivation or dry mouth. Drinking water frequently has been recommended as a safe, non-pharmacologic way to combat hyposalivation. The saliva in patients with dry mouth is acidic. Beverages consumed daily may have an erosive potential on teeth. The pH and the mineral content of the beverage determine its erosive potential. An acidic beverage, therefore, may have harmful effects on mineralized tooth structures, causing erosion of enamel, dentin, and cementum...
July 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715172/a-spatiotemporal-industrial-activity-model-for-estimating-the-intensity-of-oil-and-gas-operations-in-colorado
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William B Allshouse, John L Adgate, Benjamin D Blair, Lisa M McKenzie
Oil and gas (O&G) production in the United States has increased in the last 15 years and operations, which are trending towards large multi-well pads, release hazardous air pollutants. Health studies have relied on proximity to O&G wells as an exposure metric, typically using an inverse distance weighting (IDW) approach. Since O&G emissions are dependent on multiple factors, a dynamic model is needed to describe the variability in air pollution emissions over space and time. We used information on Colorado O&G activities, production volumes, and air pollutant emission rates from two Colorado basins to create a spatiotemporal industrial activity model to develop an intensity-adjusted IDW well count metric...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706309/the-draft-genome-of-globodera-ellingtonae
#3
Wendy S Phillips, Dana K Howe, Amanda M V Brown, Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Levi Dettwyler, Amy B Peetz, Dee R Denver, Inga A Zasada
Globodera ellingtonae is a newly described potato cyst nematode (PCN) found in Idaho, Oregon, and Argentina. Here, we present a genome assembly for G. ellingtonae, a relative of the quarantine nematodes G. pallida and G. rostochiensis, produced using data from Illumina and Pacific Biosciences DNA sequencing technologies.
June 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706308/introduction-to-nematode-genome-and-transcriptome-announcements-in-the-journal-of-nematology
#4
Dee R Denver, Erik J Ragsdale, W Kelley Thomas, Inga A Zasada
The Journal of Nematology now offers publication of Nematode Genome Announcements (NGA) and Nematode Transcriptome Announcements (NTA). These brief reports announce the sequencing and assembly of a nematode genome or transcriptome resource, along with basic technical information on DNA sequencing and bioinformatic methods used. This publishing initiative offers a new avenue to openly and concisely communicate the availability and relevance of genome and transcriptome sequence resources to the broader scientific community...
June 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695610/anion-gap-can-differentiate-between-psychogenic-and-epileptic-seizures-in-the-emergency-setting
#5
Yi Li, Liesl Matzka, Louise Maranda, Daniel Weber
Differentiation between psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) and generalized convulsive epileptic seizures (ES) is important for appropriate triaging in the emergency department (ED). This can be difficult in the ED, as the event is often not witnessed by a medical professional. In the current study, we investigated whether anion gap (AG), bicarbonate, and the Denver Seizure Score (DSS) could differentiate between PNES and ES. Of a total of 1,354 subjects reviewed from a tertiary care medical center, 27 PNES and 27 ES patients were identified based on clinical description and subsequent electroencephalogram...
July 11, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694274/challenges-for-insured-patients-in-accessing-behavioral-health-care
#6
MariaElena O Williams, Jamie R Gilroy, Tae Y Chang, Deborah J Seymour
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that health insurance plans include sufficient access to behavioral health providers, but lacks specific guidelines to define sufficient access Using a secret shopper methodology, we called behavioral health providers in the Denver metropolitan area networked with 3 large insurance companies. We found that, depending on insurance company and level of training, 9.8% to 59% of providers could offer a new patient appointment, with psychiatry appointments being particularly difficult to schedule...
July 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693007/dr-bibbo-s-presidential-address-on-automation-in-cytology-were-her-predictions-right-wrong-or-somewhere-in-the-middle
#7
David C Wilbur
In 1983, Dr. Marluce Bibbo gave the Presidential Address at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Cytology in Denver, CO, USA. The lecture was entitled "Analytic and Quantitative Cytology," a field in which Dr. Bibbo was intimately involved. In the presentation, she included a summary of 30 years of work already accomplished, the present state of the art, and musings about issues encountered, potential resolutions, progress that needed to be made, and her perception of how the field needed to evolve in order to become ultimately successful as a clinical service...
July 11, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686682/a-road-damage-and-life-cycle-greenhouse-gas-comparison-of-trucking-and-pipeline-water-delivery-systems-for-hydraulically-fractured-oil-and-gas-field-development-in-colorado
#8
Ray C Duthu, Thomas H Bradley
The process of hydraulic fracturing for recovery of oil and natural gas uses large amounts of fresh water and produces a comparable amount of wastewater, much of which is typically transported by truck. Truck transport of water is an expensive and energy-intensive process with significant external costs including roads damages, and pollution. The integrated development plan (IDP) is the industry nomenclature for an integrated oil and gas infrastructure system incorporating pipeline-based transport of water and wastewater, centralized water treatment, and high rates of wastewater recycling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685407/evaluating-the-social-validity-of-the-early-start-denver-model-a-convergent-mixed-methods-study
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Emily Ogilvie, Matthew T McCrudden
An intervention has social validity to the extent that it is socially acceptable to participants and stakeholders. This pilot convergent mixed methods study evaluated parents' perceptions of the social validity of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a naturalistic behavioral intervention for children with autism. It focused on whether the parents viewed (a) the ESDM goals as appropriate for their children, (b) the intervention procedures as acceptable and appropriate, and (c) whether changes in their children's behavior was practically significant...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682941/reduction-in-mortality-rates-of-postinjury-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-a-shifting-paradigm-a-prospective-population-based-cohort-study
#10
Karlijn J P van Wessem, Luke P H Leenen
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS) has decreased in the last decade by improvement in trauma care. However, it still remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. This study investigated the current incidence and mortality of MODS in polytrauma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3-year prospective study included consecutive trauma patients admitted to a Level-1 Trauma Center ICU. Isolated head injuries, drowning, asphyxiation and burns were excluded...
July 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665698/an-official-american-thoracic-society-workshop-report-noninvasive-identification-of-inspiratory-flow-limitation-in-sleep-studies
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Sushmita Pamidi, Susan Redline, David Rapoport, Indu Ayappa, Luciana Palombini, Ramon Farre, Jason Kirkness, Jean-Louis Pépin, Olli Polo, Andrew Wellman, R John Kimoff
This report summarizes the proceedings of the American Thoracic Society Workshop on the Noninvasive Identification of Inspiratory Flow Limitation in Sleep Studies held on May 16, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. The goal of the workshop was to discuss methods for standardizing the scoring of flow limitation from nasal cannula pressure tracings. The workshop began with presentations on the physiology underlying flow limitation, existing methods of scoring flow limitation, the effects of signal acquisition and filtering on flow shapes, and a review of the literature examining the adverse outcomes related to flow limitation...
July 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640778/a-cohort-study-of-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury-screening-in-children-are-they-just-little-adults
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Mackenzie R Cook, Cordelie E Witt, Robert H Bonow, Eileen M Bulger, Ken F Linnau, Saman Arbabi, Bryce R H Robinson, Joseph Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) are rare with nonspecific predictors, making optimal screening critical. Radiation concerns magnify these issues in children. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) criteria, the Utah score (US) and the Denver criteria (DC) have been advocated for pediatric BCVI screening, though direct comparison is lacking. We hypothesized that current screening guidelines inaccurately identify pediatric BCVI. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of pediatric trauma patients treated from 2005-2015 with radiographically confirmed BCVI...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636060/developing-mobile-clinical-decision-support-for-nursing-home-staff-assessment-of-urinary-tract-infection-using-goal-directed-design
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Wallace Jones, Cynthia Drake, David Mack, Blaine Reeder, Barbara Trautner, Heidi Wald
BACKGROUND: Unique characteristics of nursing homes (NHs) contribute to high rates of inappropriate antibiotic use for asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB), a benign condition. A mobile clinical decision support system (CDSS) may support NH staff in differentiating urinary tract infections (UTI) from ASB and reducing antibiotic days. OBJECTIVES: We used Goal-Directed Design to: 1) Characterize information needs for UTI identification and management in NHs; 2) Develop UTI Decide, a mobile CDSS prototype informed by personas and scenarios of use constructed from Aim 1 findings; 3) Evaluate the UTI Decide prototype with NH staff...
June 20, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633359/does-long-term-intraoral-service-affect-the-mechanical-properties-and-elemental-composition-of-multistranded-wires-of-lingual-fixed-retainers
#14
Spiros Zinelis, Nikolaos Pandis, Youssef S Al Jabbari, George Eliades, Theodore Eliades
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the elemental and mechanical alterations of stainless steel (SS) multistranded orthodontic wires used in fixed retention after intraoral ageing. Materials and Methods: Two types of 0.022-inch, seven-stranded wires, Lingual Retainer Wire (LRW) and Tru-Chrome (TCH), from the same manufacturer (Rocky Mountain Orthodontics, Denver, Colo, USA) were tested. Thirty-three samples from LRW group and thirty-seven from TCH were collected, whereas three unused wires from each package were used as controls...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632243/team-science-and-big-brains
#15
Anne Katz
Recently, I was honored with the task of moderating a session at the Oncology Nursing Society's 42nd Annual Congress in Denver, Colorado. The panel discussion, "Team Science: A Discussion With the Experts," was described as an opportunity to learn about team science implementation in the conduct of cancer research. The panel members were leaders in oncology research. As the session was about to begin, I looked over at the panelists and decided that this session should have been called "The Big Brains Session" because the panelists are giants in the field...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628305/variation-in-methane-emission-rates-from-well-pads-in-four-oil-and-gas-basins-with-contrasting-production-volumes-and-compositions
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Anna M Robertson, Rachel Edie, Dustin Snare, Jeffrey Soltis, Robert Alexander Field, Matthew D Burkhart, Clay S Bell, Daniel Zimmerle, Shane M Murphy
Atmospheric methane emissions from active natural gas production sites in normal operation were quantified using an inverse Gaussian method (EPA's OTM 33a) in four major U.S. basins/plays: Upper Green River (UGR, Wyoming), Denver-Julesburg (DJ, Colorado), Uintah (Utah), and Fayetteville (FV, Arkansas). In DJ, Uintah, and FV, 72 - 83% of total measured emissions were from 20% of the well pads, while in UGR the highest 20% of emitting well pads only contributed 54% of total emissions. The total mass of methane emitted as a percent of gross methane produced, termed throughput-normalized methane average (TNMA) and determined by bootstrapping measurements from each basin, varied widely between basins and was (95% CI): 0...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626505/payers-perspective-incorporating-real-world-evidence-in-patient-care
#17
Lilly Ostrovsky
The following summaries represent a sample of the many real-world, evidence-based studies presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), March 27-30, 2017, in Denver, CO.
April 2017: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623993/management-of-refractory-chylous-ascites-with-peritoneovenous-shunts
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Ying Huang, Peter Gloviczki, Audra A Duncan, Mark D Fleming, David J Driscoll, Manju Kalra, Gustavo S Oderich, Thomas C Bower
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to define outcome of treatments of refractory chylous ascites using peritoneovenous shunts (PVSs). METHODS: Clinical data of patients with refractory chylous ascites treated with PVSs between 1992 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The primary end point was clinical benefit, defined as cured, improved, or poor results; secondary end points were complications and reinterventions. RESULTS: Seventeen patients (eight female [47%]; median age, 47 years [range, 19-78 years]) with refractory chylous ascites were studied...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613973/the-association-of-cannabis-use-on-inpatient-psychiatric-hospital-outcomes
#19
Melanie Rylander, Helena R Winston, Haley Medlin, Madelyne Hull, Abraham Nussbaum
BACKGROUND: The associations between cannabis use and psychosis are well documented in numerous studies. There is a need to evaluate the impact of cannabis use on inpatient psychiatric utilization and outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of cannabis use on psychiatric hospital outcomes. METHODS: This study was conducted between April 20, 2015 and October 20, 2015. All patients (n = 120) admitted to Denver Health with psychotic symptoms were administered a urine toxicology screening testing for the presence of 11-nor-9-carboxy-Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC-COOH, the active metabolite of cannabis)...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594574/a-geospatial-epidemiologic-analysis-of-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-an-ecological-study-in-colorado
#20
Ettie M Lipner, David Knox, Joshua French, Jordan Rudman, Michael Strong, James L Crooks
RATIONALE: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous environmental microorganisms. Infection is thought to result primarily from exposure to soil and/or water sources. NTM disease prevalence varies greatly by geographic region, but the geospatial factors influencing this variation remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: To identify socio-demographic and environmental ecologic risk factors associated with NTM infection and disease in Colorado. METHODS: We conducted an ecological study combining data from patients with a diagnosis of NTM disease from National Jewish Health's Electronic Medical Record database and zip code-level socio-demographic and environmental exposure data obtained from the U...
June 8, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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