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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333660/interventions-to-increase-attendance-for-diabetic-retinopathy-screening
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REVIEW
John G Lawrenson, Ella Graham-Rowe, Fabiana Lorencatto, Jennifer Burr, Catey Bunce, Jillian J Francis, Patricia Aluko, Stephen Rice, Luke Vale, Tunde Peto, Justin Presseau, Noah Ivers, Jeremy M Grimshaw
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) in reducing the risk of sight loss, attendance for screening is consistently below recommended levels. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of the review was to assess the effectiveness of quality improvement (QI) interventions that seek to increase attendance for DRS in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.Secondary objectives were:To use validated taxonomies of QI intervention strategies and behaviour change techniques (BCTs) to code the description of interventions in the included studies and determine whether interventions that include particular QI strategies or component BCTs are more effective in increasing screening attendance;To explore heterogeneity in effect size within and between studies to identify potential explanatory factors for variability in effect size;To explore differential effects in subgroups to provide information on how equity of screening attendance could be improved;To critically appraise and summarise current evidence on the resource use, costs and cost effectiveness...
January 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331798/engaging-students-in-a-community-of-learning-renegotiating-the-learning-environment
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Karen A Theobald, Carol A Windsor, Elizabeth M Forster
Promoting student engagement in a student led environment can be challenging. This article reports on the process of design, implementation and evaluation of a student led learning approach in a small group tutorial environment in a three year Bachelor of Nursing program at an Australian university. The research employed three phases of data collection. The first phase explored student perceptions of learning and engagement in tutorials. The results informed the development of a web based learning resource...
December 27, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331315/ethnobotany-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-arctotis-arctotoides-l-f-o-hoffm-a-review
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REVIEW
Md Moshfekus Saleh-E-In, Johannes Van Staden
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Arctotis arctotoides (Asteraceae) is part of the genus Arctotis. Arctotis is an African genus of approximately 70 species that occur widely in the African continent with diverse medicinal values. This plant is used for the treatment of indigestion and catarrh of the stomach, epilepsy, topical wounds and skin disorders among the ethnic groups in South Africa and reported to have a wide spectrum of pharmacological properties. AIM OF THE REVIEW: The aim of the present review is to appraise the botany, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacological potential, analytical methods and safety issues of A...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330544/perceptions-of-legislation-relating-to-the-sharing-of-genomic-biobank-results-with-donors-a-survey-of-bbmri-eric-biobanks
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Minna Brunfeldt, Harriet Teare, Sirpa Soini, Helena Kääriäinen
Biobanks accumulate huge amounts of research findings, including participants' genomic data. Increasingly this leads to biobanks receiving research results that could be of clinical significance to biobank participants. The EU Horizon 2020 Project 'Genetics Clinic of the Future' surveyed European biobanks' perceptions of the legal and regulatory requirements for communicating individual research results to donors. The goal was to gain background knowledge for possible future guidelines, especially relating to the consent process...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329522/a-game-improving-the-assembly-of-pooled-functional-metagenomics-sequence-data
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Matteo Chiara, Antonio Placido, Ernesto Picardi, Luigi Ruggiero Ceci, David Stephen Horner, Graziano Pesole
BACKGROUND: Expression screening of environmental DNA (eDNA) libraries is a popular approach for the identification and characterization of novel microbial enzymes with promising biotechnological properties. In such "functional metagenomics" experiments, inserts, selected on the basis of activity assays, are sequenced with high throughput sequencing technologies. Assembly is followed by gene prediction, annotation and identification of candidate genes that are subsequently evaluated for biotechnological applications...
January 12, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328995/filter-base-a-web-accessible-chemical-database-for-small-compound-libraries
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Baban S Kolte, Sanjay R Londhe, Bhushan R Solanki, Rajesh N Gacche, Rohan J Meshram
Finding novel chemical agents for targeting disease associated drug targets often requires screening of large number of new chemical libraries. In silico methods are generally implemented at initial stages for virtual screening. Filtering of such compound libraries on physicochemical and substructure ground is done to ensure elimination of compounds with undesired chemical properties. Filtering procedure, is redundant, time consuming and requires efficient bioinformatics/computer manpower along with high end software involving huge capital investment that forms a major obstacle in drug discovery projects in academic setup...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325141/lncmap-pan-cancer-atlas-of-long-noncoding-rna-mediated-transcriptional-network-perturbations
#7
Yongsheng Li, Lili Li, Zishan Wang, Tao Pan, Nidhi Sahni, Xiyun Jin, Guangjuan Wang, Junyi Li, Xiangyi Zheng, Yunpeng Zhang, Juan Xu, Song Yi, Xia Li
Gene regulatory network perturbations contribute to the development and progression of cancer, however, molecular determinants that mediate transcriptional perturbations remain a fundamental challenge for cancer biology. We show that transcriptional perturbations are widely mediated by long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) via integration of genome-wide transcriptional regulation with paired lncRNA and gene expression profiles. Systematic construction of an LncRNA Modulator Atlas in Pan-cancer (LncMAP) reveals distinct types of lncRNA regulatory molecules, which are expressed in multiple tissues, exhibit higher conservation...
January 9, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321873/identifying-compartments-in-ecological-networks-based-on-energy-channels
#8
Lei Zhao, Huayong Zhang, Wang Tian, Xiang Xu
It has been confirmed in many food webs that the interactions between species are divided into "compartments," that is, subgroups of highly interacting taxa with few weak interactions between the subgroups. Many of the current methods for detecting compartments in food webs are borrowed from network theory, which do little to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underpinning them. Therefore, a method based on ecological context is needed. Here, we develop a new method for detecting compartments in food webs based on the reliance of each node on energy derived from basal resources (i...
January 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320600/providing-physicians-with-feedback-on-medication-adherence-for-people-with-chronic-diseases-taking-long-term-medication
#9
REVIEW
Vincent Zaugg, Virginie Korb-Savoldelli, Pierre Durieux, Brigitte Sabatier
BACKGROUND: Poor medication adherence decreases treatment efficacy and worsens clinical outcomes, but average rates of adherence to long-term pharmacological treatments for chronic illnesses are only about 50%. Interventions for improving medication adherence largely focus on patients rather than on physicians; however, the strategies shown to be effective are complex and difficult to implement in clinical practice. There is a need for new care models addressing the problem of medication adherence, integrating this problem into the patient care process...
January 10, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320539/the-impact-of-electronic-consultation-on-a-canadian-tertiary-care-pediatric-specialty-referral-system-a-prospective-single-center-observational-study
#10
Lillian Lai, Clare Liddy, Erin Keely, Amir Afkham, Julia Kurzawa, Nishard Abdeen, Tobey Audcent, Matthew Bromwich, Jason Brophy, Sasha Carsen, Annick Fournier, Leigh Fraser-Roberts, Hazen Gandy, Charles Hui, Donna Johnston, Kathryn Keely, Ken Kontio, Christine Lamontagne, Nathalie Major, Michael O'Connor, Dhenuka Radhakrishnan, Joe Reisman, Marjorie Robb, Lindy Samson, Erick Sell, William Splinter, Judy van Stralen, Sunita Venkateswaran, Kimmo Murto
BACKGROUND: Champlain BASE™ (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) is a web-based asynchronous electronic communication service that allows primary-care- practitioners (PCPs) to submit "elective" clinical questions to a specialist. For adults, PCPs have reported improved access and timeliness to specialist advice, averted face-to-face specialist referrals in up to 40% of cases and high provider satisfaction. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the expansion of eConsult to a pediatric setting would result in similar measures of improved healthcare system process and high provider acceptance reported in adults...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319610/the-effectiveness-of-online-pain-resources-for-health-professionals-a-systematic-review-with-subset-meta-analysis-of-educational-intervention-studies
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Christina Liossi DPsych, Alessandro Failo PhD, Daniel E Schoth PhD, Glyn Williams Md, Richard Howard Md
Online educational interventions are increasingly developed for health professionals and students, although graduate and undergraduate medical curricular often contain limited information about how to assess and manage pain. This study reviews the literature on the effectiveness of pain-related online educational resources. Studies were identified via a search of Medline, PsychINFO, Web of Science, CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar and OpenGrey databases. Search terms included three concept blocks: (i) type of intervention - online education, computer-based, e-learning, web-based, and internet-based; (ii) population - pediatrician, physician, nurse, psychologist, medical; (iii) outcome - pain*...
January 9, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318822/-design-and-implementation-of-data-reporting-system-for-chinese-materia-medica-resources-survey
#12
Hui Wang, Xiao-Bo Zhang, Xiao-Guang Ge, Zhi-Xian Jing, Ling Wang, Yu-Ping Zhao, Lan-Ping Guo, Lu-Qi Huang
The collection, summary and sharing of all kinds of survey data are one of the main tasks and achievements in the national census of Chinese materia medica resources organized and implemented by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a key link in the implementation of the national census of Chinese materia medica resources. Based on the client / server architecture, the data reporting system for Chinese materia medica resources survey has been established for reporting system application model of geospatial data service based on Web implementation, through the SOA framework, to achieve the data collection summary of the seven aspects of the local data configuration, data reporting, data verification, data reporting, PDA data import and export, APP data import, track instrument data import...
November 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316788/synbiohub-a-standards-enabled-design-repository-for-synthetic-biology
#13
James Alastair McLaughlin, Chris J Myers, Zach Zundel, Goksel Misirli, Michael Zhang, Irina Dana Ofiteru, Angel Goñi Moreno, Anil Wipat
The SynBioHub repository (synbiohub.org) is an open-source software project which facilitates the sharing of information about engineered biological systems. SynBioHub provides computational access for software and data integration, and a graphical user interface that enables users to search for and share designs in a Web browser. By connecting to relevant repositories (e.g. the iGEM repository, JBEI ICE, and other instances of SynBioHub), the software allows users to browse, upload, and download data in various standard formats, regardless of their location or representation...
January 9, 2018: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316306/information-retrieval-for-systematic-reviews-in-food-and-feed-topics-a-narrative-review
#14
Hannah Wood, Annette O'Connor, Jan Sargeant, Julie Glanville
INTRODUCTION: Systematic review methods are now being used for reviews of food production, food safety and security, plant health, and animal health and welfare. Information retrieval methods in this context have been informed by human healthcare approaches and ideally should be based on relevant research and experience. OBJECTIVE: This narrative review seeks to identify and summarise current research-based evidence and experience on information retrieval for systematic reviews in food and feed topics...
January 9, 2018: Research Synthesis Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312567/b-can-a-resource-sharing-platform-to-improve-the-operation-visualization-and-integrated-analysis-of-tcga-breast-cancer-data
#15
Can-Hong Wen, Shao-Min Ou, Xiao-Bo Guo, Chen-Feng Liu, Yan-Bo Shen, Na You, Wei-Hong Cai, Wen-Jun Shen, Xue-Qin Wang, Hai-Zhu Tan
Breast cancer is a high-risk heterogeneous disease with myriad subtypes and complicated biological features. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) breast cancer database provides researchers with the large-scale genome and clinical data via web portals and FTP services. Researchers are able to gain new insights into their related fields, and evaluate experimental discoveries with TCGA. However, it is difficult for researchers who have little experience with database and bioinformatics to access and operate on because of TCGA's complex data format and diverse files...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305776/enhancing-the-delivery-of-an-empirically-supported-trauma-focused-treatment-for-adolescents-providers-views-of-the-role-of-technology-and-web-based-resources
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Rosaura E Orengo-Aguayo, Rochelle F Hanson, Angela D Moreland, Lisa Jobe-Shields, Zachary W Adams
This mixed-methods study assessed providers' views of the use of technology in the delivery of an empirically supported mental health treatment for adolescents (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; TF-CBT). Thematic qualitative interviews were conducted with nine experienced providers. Emerging themes served as the basis for the creation of a quantitative web-based survey, completed by 56 TF-CBT experts, to assess the perceived helpfulness of the recommendations. Technology was perceived as a useful, appealing, and familiar tool that could greatly enhance the delivery of this treatment modality with adolescents...
January 5, 2018: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305150/encephalitis-diagnosis-using-metagenomics-application-of-next-generation-sequencing-for-undiagnosed-cases
#17
REVIEW
Julianne R Brown, Tehmina Bharucha, Judith Breuer
BACKGROUND: Current estimates suggest that even in the most resourced settings, the aetiology of encephalitis is identified in less than half of clinical cases. It is acknowledged that filling this gap needs a combination of rigorous sampling and improved diagnostic technologies. Next generation sequencing (NGS) methods are powerful tools with the potential for comprehensive and unbiased detection of pathogens in clinical samples. We reviewed the use of this new technology for the diagnosis of suspected infectious encephalitis, and discuss the feasibility for introduction of NGS methods as a frontline diagnostic test...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303000/patient-preferences-and-utilization-of-online-resources-for-patients-treated-in-hand-surgery-practices
#18
Allison J Rao, Christopher J Dy, Charles A Goldfarb, Mark S Cohen, Robert W Wysocki
BACKGROUND: The Internet is a widely used resource by patients however, objective data on details such as frequency of usage and specific sites visited is lacking. We surveyed patients from hand surgery practices to describe patient preferences and utilization patterns for online resources. METHODS: From October 2015 to June 2016, we enrolled patients presenting to 4 orthopedic hand surgeons at 2 academic institutions. Patients completed a survey, with questions related to their preference for learning about their diagnosis and Internet utilization both before and after the visit...
January 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299253/linking-songbird-nest-predation-to-seedling-density-sugar-maple-masting-as-a-resource-pulse-in-a-forest-food-web
#19
Marie-Line Fiola, Alizée Vernouillet, Marc-André Villard
The ecological literature presents considerable evidence for top-down forcing on the maintenance of species diversity. Yet, in temperate forests, bottom-up forces often exert a strong influence on ecosystem functioning. Here, we report on the indirect influence of a pulsed resource, sugar maple (Acer saccharum) seed production, on nest survival in a migratory songbird. We hypothesized that seed production in year t would determine daily nest survival rate in year t + 1 through its effects on seed-eating rodents...
December 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299250/marine-subsidies-change-short-term-foraging-activity-and-habitat-utilization-of-terrestrial-lizards
#20
Heather V Kenny, Amber N Wright, Jonah Piovia-Scott, Louie H Yang, David A Spiller, Thomas W Schoener
Resource pulses are brief periods of unusually high resource abundance. While population and community responses to resource pulses have been relatively well studied, how individual consumers respond to resource pulses has received less attention. Local consumers are often the first to respond to a resource pulse, and the form and timing of individual responses may influence how the effects of the pulse are transmitted throughout the community. Previous studies in Bahamian food webs have shown that detritivores associated with pulses of seaweed wrack provide an alternative prey source for lizards...
December 2017: Ecology and Evolution
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