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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647581/development-of-field-applicable-tests-for-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-candidatus-phytoplasma-oryzae
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Lillian Wambua, Bernd Schneider, Allan Okwaro, Joseph Odhiambo Wanga, Olive Imali, Peninah Nduku Wambua, Lavender Agutu, Cassandra Olds, Chris Stephen Jones, Daniel Masiga, Charles Midega, Zeyaur Khan, Joerg Jores, Anne Fischer
Napier grass Stunt Disease (NSD) is a severe disease of Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) in Eastern Africa, caused by the leafhopper-transmitted bacterium Candidatus Phytoplasma oryzae. The pathogen severely impairs the growth of Napier grass, the major fodder for dairy cattle in Eastern Africa. NSD is associated with biomass losses of up to 70% of infected plants. Diagnosis of NSD is done by nested PCR targeting the phytoplasma DNA, which is difficult to perform in developing countries with little infrastructure...
June 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647543/healthy-eating-and-activity-across-the-lifespan-heal-a-call-to-action-to-integrate-research-clinical-practice-policy-and-community-resources-to-address-weight-related-health-disparities
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Jerica M Berge, Margaret Adamek, Caitlin Caspi, Katie A Loth, Amy Shanafelt, Steven D Stovitz, Amanda Trofholz, Katherine Y Grannon, Marilyn S Nanney
Despite intense nationwide efforts to improve healthy eating and physical activity across the lifespan, progress has plateaued. Moreover, health inequities remain. Frameworks that integrate research, clinical practice, policy, and community resources to address weight-related behaviors are needed. Implementation and evaluation of integration efforts also remain a challenge. The purpose of this paper is to: (1) Describe the planning and development process of an integrator entity, HEAL (Healthy Eating and Activity across the Lifespan); (2) present outcomes of the HEAL development process including the HEAL vision, mission, and values statements; (3) define the planned integrator functions of HEAL; and (4) describe the ongoing evaluation of the integration process...
June 21, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646965/cholera-management-and-prevention
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Hannah G Davies, Conor Bowman, Stephen P Luby
Cholera is an acute secretory diarrhoeal infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It is likely to have originated in the Indian sub-continent; however, it spread to cause six worldwide pandemics between 1817-1923. The ongoing seventh worldwide pandemic of cholera began in 1961. The intensity, duration and severity of cholera epidemics have been increasing, signaling the need for more effective control and prevention measures. The response to the cholera pandemics of the 19th century led to the development of safe and effective sanitation and water systems which have effectively removed the risk of cholera in many settings...
June 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646808/traditional-uyghur-medicine-concepts-historical-perspective-and-modernization
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Adelijang Wusiman, Saifuding Abula, Mikeremu Shayibuzhati, Xiaoying Zhang
Context • Traditional Uyghur medicine (TUM) is rooted in ancient Uyghur medical theory that was developed with the combined essence of different traditional medicines, such as Han Chinese, Egyptian, ancient Greek, Arabian, Persian, and Indian medicines. Modern experimental methods and technologies for disease diagnoses have accelerated the modernization of Uyghur medicine. Objective • The research team intended to compile a comprehensive introduction to TUM and to determine the current state of research in the field to establish a basis for future modernization of Uygur medicine...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646717/comprehending-the-multiple-values-of-green-infrastructure-valuing-nature-based-solutions-for-urban-water-management-from-multiple-perspectives
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T C Wild, J Henneberry, L Gill
The valuation of urban water management practices and associated nature-based solutions (NBS) is highly contested, and is becoming increasingly important to cities seeking to increase their resilience to climate change whilst at the same time facing budgetary pressures. Different conceptions of 'values' exist, each being accompanied by a set of potential measures ranging from calculative practices (closely linked to established market valuation techniques) - through to holistic assessments that seek to address wider concerns of sustainability...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645963/effectiveness-and-safety-of-moxibustion-treatment-for-non-specific-lower-back-pain-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Jungtae Leem, Seunghoon Lee, Yeoncheol Park, Byung-Kwan Seo, Yeeun Cho, Jung Won Kang, Yoon Jae Lee, In-Hyuk Ha, Hyun-Jong Lee, Eun-Jung Kim, Sanghoon Lee, Dongwoo Nam
INTRODUCTION: Many patients experience acute lower back pain that becomes chronic pain. The proportion of patients using complementary and alternative medicine to treat lower back is increasing. Even though several moxibustion clinical trials for lower back pain have been conducted, the effectiveness and safety of moxibustion intervention is controversial. The purpose of this study protocol for a systematic review is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of moxibustion treatment for non-specific lower back pain patients...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645019/using-network-screening-methods-to-determine-locations-with-specific-safety-issues-a-design-consistency-case-study
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Andrew J Butsick, Jonathan S Wood, Paul P Jovanis
The Highway Safety Manual provides multiple methods that can be used to identify sites with promise (SWiPs) for safety improvement. However, most of these methods cannot be used to identify sites with specific problems. Furthermore, given that infrastructure funding is often specified for use related to specific problems/programs, a method for identifying SWiPs related to those programs would be very useful. This research establishes a method for Identifying SWiPs with specific issues. This is accomplished using two safety performance functions (SPFs)...
June 20, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644424/the-indirect-efficacy-comparison-of-dna-methylation-in-sputum-for-early-screening-and-auxiliary-detection-of-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Di Liu, Hongli Peng, Qi Sun, Zhongyao Zhao, Xinwei Yu, Siqi Ge, Hao Wang, Honghong Fang, Qing Gao, Jiaonan Liu, Lijuan Wu, Manshu Song, Youxin Wang
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation in sputum has been an attractive candidate biomarker for the non-invasive screening and detection of lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Databases including PubMed, Ovid, Cochrane library, Web of Science databases, Chinese Biological Medicine (CBM), Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang, Vip Databases and Google Scholar were searched to collect the diagnostic trials on aberrant DNA methylation in the screening and detection of lung cancer published until 1 December 2016...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644147/prevalence-of-prenatally-diagnosed-congenital-cystic-adenomatoid-malformation-among-fetuses-in-china
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Dazhi Fan, Qing Xia, Shuzhen Wu, Li Liu, Zhen Yu, Wen Wang, Song Wu, Xiaoling Guo, Zhengping Liu
The prevalence of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation among fetuses still varies in different studies in China. The present meta-analysis was intended to evaluate the pooled prevalence of fetuses in China. Four English (Pubmed, Elsevier Science Direct, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library) and four Chinese (the Chinese Biological Medical Literature database, the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, VIP database and Wanfang Data) databases were searched from inception to July 2016. Meta-analyses were performed using Stata (version 12...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642883/genetic-polymorphisms-of-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-antigen-4-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Xing-Chen Yang, Masayuki Fujino, Song-Jie Cai, Shao-Wei Li, Chi Liu, Xiao-Kang Li
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The connection between gene polymorphisms of cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA4) and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is still vague and blurred. The purpose of this study is to precisely estimate the association of the polymorphisms of CTLA4 with the risk of PBC by using a meta-analysis. METHODS: PubMed and the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database were used to search correlative literatures, and the documents which were about the relationships between the polymorphisms of CTLA4 (rs231775, rs231725, rs3087243, and rs5742909) and PBC were collected as of June 2016...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642211/the-integrating-depression-and-diabetes-treatment-independent-study-design-and-methods-to-address-mental-healthcare-gaps-in-india
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A J Kowalski, S Poongothai, L Chwastiak, M Hutcheson, N Tandon, R Khadgawat, G R Sridhar, S R Aravind, B Sosale, R M Anjana, D Rao, R Sagar, N Mehta, K M V Narayan, J Unutzer, W Katon, V Mohan, M K Ali
INTRODUCTION: Depression and diabetes are highly prevalent worldwide and often co-exist, worsening outcomes for each condition. Barriers to diagnosis and treatment are exacerbated in low and middle-income countries with limited health infrastructure and access to mental health treatment. The INtegrating DEPrEssioN and Diabetes treatmENT (INDEPENDENT) study tests the sustained effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a multi-component care model for individuals with poorly-controlled diabetes and depression in diabetes clinics in India...
June 19, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641383/neuroprotection-in-stroke-the-importance-of-collaboration-and-reproducibility
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Ain A Neuhaus, Yvonne Couch, Gina Hadley, Alastair M Buchan
Acute ischaemic stroke accounts for 6.5 million deaths per year, and by 2030 will result in the annual loss of over 200 million disability-adjusted life years globally. There have been considerable recent advances in the gold standard of acute ischaemic stroke treatment, some aspects of which-aspirin to prevent recurrence, and treating patients in specialized stroke wards-are widely applicable. Recanalization of the occluded artery through thrombolysis and/or endovascular thrombectomy is restricted to only a small proportion of patients, due to contra-indications and the costs associated with establishing the infrastructure to deliver these treatments...
June 20, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640651/association-of-the-lipoprotein-lipase-gene-ser447ter-polymorphism-with-hypertension-and-blood-pressure-variation-evidence-from-an-updated-meta-analysis
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June Wang, Shenlin Du, Jiamin Wang, Man Zhu, Xue Wen, Weiqing Yang
The polymorphism of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene Ser447Ter (S447X) has long been linked to hypertension and blood pressure variation, but the established data remained controversial. To better elucidate this inconsistency, a meta-analysis was conducted. We comprehensively searched electronic databases, including Pubmed, EMBASE, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Web of Science, for all literatures with the last update on February 2016. The strength of association was calculated by using odds ratios (ORs) and weighted mean differences (WMDs) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640330/-incorporation-of-information-and-communication-technologies-and-quality-of-primary-healthcare-in-brazil
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Alaneir de Fátima Dos Santos, Délcio Fonseca, Lucas Lobato Araujo, Cristiane da Silva Diniz Procópio, Érica Araújo Silva Lopes, Angela Maria de Lourdes Dayrell de Lima, Clarice Magalhães Rodrigues Dos Reis, Daisy Maria Xavier de Abreu, Alzira Oliveira Jorge, Antonio Thomaz Matta-Machado
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are means to handle information, streamline communication, and contribute to patient care. This article describes the incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies in primary care and its association with quality, based on the Brazilian National Program for the Improvement of Access and Quality in Primary Care (PMAQ in portuguese). This was a cross-sectional study with 17,053 teams. An Index of Incorporation of ICTs was created, which included: information infrastructure, systems, and utilization...
June 5, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639577/characteristics-of-good-s-syndrome-in-china-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jin-Pei Dong, Wen Gao, Gui-Gen Teng, Yu Tian, Hua-Hong Wang
BACKGROUND: Good's syndrome (GS) is a rare disease characterized by thymoma, hypogammaglobulinemia, low or absent B-cells, decreased T-cells, an inverted CD4+/CD8+ T-cell ratio and reduced T-cell mitogen proliferative responses. GS is difficult to diagnose preoperatively due to its rarity and lack of typical symptoms, the characteristics of Chinese GS patients are still lacking. This study aimed to systematically review all the clinical, laboratory, and immunologic findings of reported cases of Chinese patients with GS...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639255/necessity-and-feasibility-of-improving-mental-health-services-in-china-a-systematic-qualitative-review
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REVIEW
Xudong Zhao, Liang Liu, Chengping Hu, Fazhan Chen, Xirong Sun
It has been nearly 40 years since the reform and opening up of Mainland China. The mental health services system has developed rapidly as a part of the profound socioeconomic changes that ensued. However, its development has not been as substantial as other areas of medical care. For the current qualitative systematic review, we searched databases, including China Biology Medicine disc, Weipu, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang digital periodical full text data, China's important newspaper full text database, China Statistical Yearbook database, etc...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639013/revisiting-the-environmental-kuznets-curve-and-pollution-haven-hypotheses-mikta-sample
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Ibrahim Bakirtas, Mumin Atalay Cetin
This study aims to examine the validity of the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) and pollution haven hypotheses in Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, and Australia (MIKTA) countries from 1982 to 2011 by using a panel vector auto regressive (PVAR) model. Empirical findings imply that the EKC hypothesis is rejected by the MIKTA sample. However, PVAR estimations reveal Granger causality from income level, foreign direct investment (FDI) inward, and energy consumption to CO2 emissions. Orthogonalized impulse-response functions are derived from PVAR estimations...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638893/chinese-herbal-decoction-as-a-complementary-therapy-for-atrophic-gastritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wen-Jie Fang, Xin-Ying Zhang, Bo Yang, Shu-Jing Sui, Min Chen, Wei-Hua Pan, Wan-Qing Liao, Ming Zhong, Qing-Cai Wang
BACKGROUND: Chinese herbal decoction (CHD) has been extensively used in the treatment of atrophic gastritis (AG) in China and other Far Eastern countries. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the efficacy and safety of CHD in AG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane central register of controlled trials (central), VIP, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Sinomed, Wanfang data were searched (up to December 2015). Randomized controlled trials recruiting patients with AG comparing CHD (alone or with western medicine (WM)) with WM were eligible...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638872/hemorheology-index-changes-in-a-rat-acute-blood-stasis-model-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jun-Xiu Zhang, Yu Feng, Yin Zhang, Yi Liu, Shao-Dan Li, Ming-Hui Yang
BACKGROUND: Blood stasis has received increasing attention in research related to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and integrative Chinese and Western medicine. More than 90% of research studies use hemorheology indexes to evaluate the establishment of animal blood stasis models rather than pathological methods, as hemorheology index evaluations of blood stasis were short of the consolidated standard. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of hemorheology indexes in rat models of acute blood stasis (ABS) based on studies in which the ABS model had been confirmed by pathological methods...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638466/long-noncoding-rna-ccat2-as-a-potential-novel-biomarker-to-predict-the-clinical-outcome-of-cancer-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Juan Tan, Yi-Chao Hou, Lin-Na Fu, Yun-Qian Wang, Qian-Qian Liu, Hua Xiong, Ying-Xuan Chen, Jing-Yuan Fang
Background: Colon Cancer-Associated Transcript 2 (CCAT2) has been demonstrated associated with clinical outcomes in various tumors. However, the results from each study were unfortunately insufficient and not completely consistent. Therefore, we conduct a systematic meta-analysis to evaluate the value for a feasible biomarker for metastasis and prognosis. Methods: A meta-analysis was performed using data obtained through a systematic search of PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang database and VIP database...
2017: Journal of Cancer
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