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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342304/introduction-of-standardised-tobacco-packaging-during-a-12-month-transition-period-findings-from-small-retailers-in-the-united-kingdom
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Nathan Critchlow, Martine Stead, Crawford Moodie, Douglas Eadie, Anne Marie MacKintosh
Introduction: Factory-made cigarettes (FMC) and roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco have had to be produced in standardised packaging since 20th May 2016 in the United Kingdom, with a minimum pack size of 20 sticks for FMC and 30 grams for RYO. Manufacturers and retailers were given a 12-month transition period. Methods: An observational study was conducted using monthly Electronic Point of Sale data from 500 small retailers in England, Scotland, and Wales, between May 2016 and May 2017...
January 12, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342018/mini-or-less-open-sublay-operation-milos-a-new-minimally-invasive-technique-for-the-extraperitoneal-mesh-repair-of-incisional-hernias
#2
Wolfgang Reinpold, Michael Schröder, Cigdem Berger, Jennifer Nehls, Alexander Schröder, Martin Hukauf, Ferdinand Köckerling, Reinhard Bittner
OBJECTIVE: Improvement of ventral hernia repair. BACKGROUND: Despite the use of mesh and other recent improvements, the currently popular techniques of ventral hernia repair have specific disadvantages and risks. METHODS: We developed the endoscopically assisted mini- or less-open sublay (MILOS) concept. The operation is performed transhernially via a small incision with light-holding laparoscopic instruments either under direct, or endoscopic visualization...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341858/respiratory-assessment-of-refractory-ceramic-fibers-in-a-heating-technician-population
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David Lucas, Vincent Clamagirand, Pascale Capellmann, Agnès Hervé, Gilles Mauguen, Yannik Le Mer, Dominique Jegaden
Refractory ceramic fibers (RCF) have been extensively used for insulation in condensing boilers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the respiratory exposure to these fibers among maintenance heating technicians. We first created a working group (Carsat Brittany and Finistère Occupational Health Services) and carried out a sampling strategy. Atmospheric measurements were done during work tasks, and filters were analyzed by phase contrast microscopy (PCM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in French approved laboratories...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341845/outside-in-inside-out-creating-focus-on-the-patient-a-vaccine-company-perspective
#4
Denis Sohy, Isabelle Dusart, Philibert Goulet, Diane Visy, Luc Gasthuys, Tatjana Poplazarova, Thomas Breuer, Norman Begg
Involving patients in the development of medicines and vaccines should result in benefits to patients. The vaccine recipient is usually a healthy person. We describe the rationale and implementation of a vaccine company's initiative to encourage employees to identify with patients of the conditions prevented by the vaccines they help to produce. The Voice of the Patient ("VoP"), begun in 2014, is an educational programme directed at the 16,000 employees of a global vaccine company. It engages employees through an understanding that they are all "vaccine patients", and that they can make a difference by considering the impact of decisions made in their day to day work...
January 17, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339346/user-centered-design-of-learn-to-quit-a-smoking-cessation-smartphone-app-for-people-with-serious-mental-illness
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Roger Vilardaga, Javier Rizo, Emily Zeng, Julie A Kientz, Richard Ries, Chad Otis, Kayla Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Smoking rates in the United States have been reduced in the past decades to 15% of the general population. However, up to 88% of people with psychiatric symptoms still smoke, leading to high rates of disease and mortality. Therefore, there is a great need to develop smoking cessation interventions that have adequate levels of usability and can reach this population. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to report the rationale, ideation, design, user research, and final specifications of a novel smoking cessation app for people with serious mental illness (SMI) that will be tested in a feasibility trial...
January 16, 2018: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339191/current-status-and-perspectives-of-fungal-entomopathogens-used-for-microbial-control-of-arthropod-pests-in-brazil
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Gabriel Moura Mascarin, Rogerio Biaggioni Lopes, Ítalo Delalibera, Éverton Kort Kamp Fernandes, Christian Luz, Marcos Faria
Entomopathogenic fungi play a central role in Brazil's biopesticide market. Approximately 50% of registered microbial biopesticides comprise mycoinsecticides consisting of hypocrealean fungi, with most based on Metarhizium anisopliae sensu stricto (s.str.) and Beauveria bassiana (s.str.). These fungi are used to control spittlebugs in sugarcane fields and whiteflies in row crops, respectively, with annual applications surpassing three million hectares. Research in Brazil also emphasizes the potential of fungal entomopathogens to manage arthropod vectors of human diseases...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338811/ongoing-nationwide-outbreak-of-salmonella-agona-associated-with-internationally-distributed-infant-milk-products-france-december-2017
#7
Nathalie Jourdan-da Silva, Laetitia Fabre, Eve Robinson, Nelly Fournet, Athinna Nisavanh, Mathias Bruyand, Alexandra Mailles, Estelle Serre, Magali Ravel, Véronique Guibert, Sylvie Issenhuth-Jeanjean, Charlotte Renaudat, Mathieu Tourdjman, Alexandra Septfons, Henriette de Valk, Simon Le Hello
On 1 December 2017, an outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections among infants was identified in France. To date, 37 cases (median age: 4 months) and two further international cases have been confirmed. Five different infant milk products manufactured at one facility were implicated. On 2 and 10 December, the company recalled the implicated products; on 22 December, all products processed at the facility since February 2017. Trace-forward investigations indicated product distribution to 66 countries.
January 2018: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338793/the-institutional-context-of-tobacco-production-in-zambia
#8
Ronald Labonté, Raphael Lencucha, Jeffrey Drope, Corinne Packer, Fastone M Goma, Richard Zulu
BACKGROUND: Tobacco production is said to be an important contributor to Zambia's economy in terms of labour and revenue generation. In light of Zambia's obligations under the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCTC) we examined the institutional actors in Zambia's tobacco sector to better understand their roles and determine the institutional context that supports tobacco production in Zambia. METHODS: Findings from 26 qualitative, semi-structured individual or small-group interviews with key informants from governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations were analysed, along with data and information from published literature...
January 16, 2018: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338444/adp53-gendicine-12-years-in-clinic-the-first-approved-gene-therapy-product-for-cancer
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Wei-Wei Zhang, Jianglong Li, Dinggang Li, Jiliang Liu, Xiuqin Li, Wei Li, Xiaolong Xu, Michael J Zhang, Lois Chandler, Hong Lin, Aiguo Hu, Wei Xu, Dominic Man-Kit Lam
Gendicine (Recombinant Human p53 Adenovirus, AdRSV-p53), developed by Shenzhen SiBiono GeneTech Company, was approved by CFDA in 2003. It has been used in clinical oncology for 12 years since it entered the market in 2004. As the first-in-class product for cancer gene therapy, Gendicine met its expectation and demonstrated with ample clinical data that it is safe and effective for treating cancer. SiBiono manufactured 41 batches in compliant with CFDA QC/QA requirements. Total 169,571 vials (1.0x1012 vector particles per vial) were used in more than 50,000 patients, among them about 5,000 were international form over 50 nations outside China...
January 16, 2018: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337742/crimean-thornapple-depicted-by-liebig-s-extract-of-meat-company
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February 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336880/marginal-gaps-between-2-calcium-silicate-and-glass-ionomer-cements-and-apical-root-dentin
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Vladimir Biočanin, Đorđe Antonijević, Srđan Poštić, Dragan Ilić, Zorica Vuković, Marija Milić, Yifang Fan, Zhiyu Li, Božidar Brković, Marija Đurić
INTRODUCTION: The outcome of periapical surgery has been directly improved with the introduction of novel material formulations. The aim of the study was to compare the retrograde obturation quality of the following materials: calcium silicate (Biodentine; Septodont, Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France), mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA+; Cerkamed Company, Stalowa Wola, Poland), and glass ionomer cement (Fuji IX; GC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan). METHODS: Materials' wettability was calculated concerning the contact angles of the cements measured using a glycerol drop...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336606/update-on-molecular-testing-for-cytologically-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules
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Michiya Nishino, Marina Nikiforova
CONTEXT: - Approximately 15% to 30% of thyroid nodules that undergo fine-needle aspiration are classified as cytologically indeterminate, presenting management challenges for patients and clinicians alike. During the past several years, several molecular tests have been developed to reduce the diagnostic uncertainty of indeterminate thyroid fine-needle aspirations. OBJECTIVE: - To review the methodology, clinical validation, and recent peer-reviewed literature for 4 molecular tests that are currently marketed for cytologically indeterminate thyroid fine-needle aspiration specimens: Afirma, ThyroSeq, ThyGenX/ThyraMIR, and RosettaGX Reveal...
January 16, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335911/biotechnology-software-in-the-digital-age-are-you-winning
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Cornelia Johanna Franziska Scheitz, Lawrence J Peck, Eli S Groban
There is a digital revolution taking place and biotechnology companies are slow to adapt. Many pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and industrial bio-production companies believe that software must be developed and maintained in-house and that data are more secure on internal servers than on the cloud. In fact, most companies in this space continue to employ large IT and software teams and acquire computational infrastructure in the form of in-house servers. This is due to a fear of the cloud not sufficiently protecting in-house resources and the belief that their software is valuable IP...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335089/associations-between-clinical-indicators-of-quality-and-aged-care-residents
#14
Yun-Hee Jeon, Anne-Nicole Casey, Kha Vo, Kris Rogers, Belinda Poole, Judith Fethney
Objectives To ascertain Australian multistate prevalence and incidence of five commonly collected clinical indicators of aged-care home quality and to measure associations between these clinical indicators and levels of care needs and consumer and staff satisfaction.Methods A retrospective analysis of national audit data collected from 426 facilities between 2015 and 2016 was performed. Regression models were used to examine associations between five clinical indicators (falls, pressure injury, physical restraint, unplanned weight loss and polypharmacy) and level of care needs measured by the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and consumer and care staff survey responses...
January 16, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335073/-enhance-research-prevention-and-control-of-pertussis-for-protecting-public-confidence-in-vaccination-focus-on-the-adverse-events-of-vaccine-with-insufficient-potency-and-its-long-term-impacts
#15
Kai-Hu Yao, Ju Jia
On November 3, 2017, the China Food and Drug Administration reported that the potency indexes of two batches of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccines produced by two companies did not reach the requirements. Insufficient potency could affect the protection effect of these vaccines immunization. Currently, pertussis cases have already showed an increasing trend in China and could last for several years. Such an increase could be linked to these adverse events of vaccine with insufficient potency, which could become an evidence to challenge or deny the effectiveness of vaccination, and brings a persistent inhibition of the public's acceptance for vaccination...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334795/progress-in-the-development-of-histamine-h3-receptor-antagonists-inverse-agonists-a-patent-review-2013-2017
#16
Dorota Łażewska, Katarzyna Kieć-Kononowicz
Since years, ligands blocking histamine H3 receptor (H3R) activity (antagonists/inverse agonists) are interesting targets in the search for new cures for CNS disorders. Intensive works done by academic and pharmaceutical company researchers have led to many potent and selective H3R antagonists/inverse agonists. Some of them have reached to clinical trials. Areas covered: Patent applications from January 2013 to September 2017 and the most important topics connected with H3R field are analysed. Espacenet, Patentscope, Pubmed, GoogleScholar or Cochrane Library online databases were principially used to collect all the materials...
January 15, 2018: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333894/the-evidenced-based-practitioner-applying-research-to-meet-client-needs-2017-by-catana-brown-256-pp-softcover-isbn-978-0-8036-4366-6-f-a-davis-company-1915-arch-street-philadelphia-pa-price-59-95
#17
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332654/evaluation-of-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-assay-in-the-diagnosis-of-tubercular-lymphadenitis-a-pilot-study
#18
Baijayantimala Mishra, Vinaykumar Hallur, Bijayini Behera, C Preetam, Priti Nanda Mishra, Jyotirmayee Turuk, Prasanta Raghab Mohapatra
Tubercular lymphadenitis (TBLA) contributes to 30-40% of extrapulmonary TB cases in the immunocompetent individuals and 40-50% in people with HIV. Current diagnostic methods for TBLA like Gene-Xpert or PCR are costly and conventional methods like fine needle aspiration cytology, histopathology lack sensitivity and specificity. Culture which is considered as gold standard require high turnaround time. Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay has been developed as a novel technique for nucleic acid amplification and has shown promising results in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330163/affective-stimuli-in-behavioural-interventions-soliciting-for-health-check-up-services-and-the-service-users-socioeconomic-statuses-a-study-at-japanese-pachinko-parlours
#19
Naoki Kondo, Yoshiki Ishikawa
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomically vulnerable people are likely to have more health risks because of inadequate behaviour choices related to chronic social stresses. Brain science suggests that stress causes cognitively biased automatic decision making, preferring instant stress relief and pleasure (eg, smoking, alcohol use and drug abuse) as opposed to reflectively seeking health-maintenance services (eg, health check-ups). As such, hedonic stimuli that nudge people towards preventive actions could reduce health behaviour disparities...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329351/educational-gradients-in-the-use-of-electronic-cigarettes-and-heat-not-burn-tobacco-products-in-japan
#20
Yuki Miyazaki, Takahiro Tabuchi
OBJECTIVES: In addition to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), tobacco companies have recently begun to sell heat-not-burn tobacco products, Ploom and iQOS in Japan. Previous research has reported an inverse association between combustible cigarette smoking and educational attainment, but little is known about the association for e-cigarettes, especially heat-not-burn tobacco products. Our objective was to analyze the relationship between educational attainment and e-cigarette and heat-not-burn tobacco use...
2018: PloS One
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