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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215231/use-of-varenicline-in-smokeless-tobacco-cessation-influences-sleep-quality-and-dream-recall-frequency-but-not-dream-affect
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Francesca Polini, Rosastella Principe, Serena Scarpelli, Francesca Clementi, Luigi De Gennaro
OBJECTIVE: Varenicline (VCL) treatment has become popular as a part of smoking-cessation therapies, even though its possible implications in neuropsychiatric adverse events include abnormal sleep and nightmares. Our study is the first aimed at prospectively investigating changes in sleep and dream measures across such treatment by using a one week sleep diary and collecting dream recall (DR). METHODS: Thirty-eight smokers participated in two different effective smoking-cessation programs: 25 subjects received VCL, 13 subjects received nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212652/a-mixed-methods-feasibility-study-of-nicotine-assisted-smoking-reduction-programmes-delivered-by-community-pharmacists-the-redpharm-study
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Amanda Farley, Sarah Tearne, Taina Taskila, Rachel H Williams, Susan Mackaskill, Jean-Francois Etter, Paul Aveyard
BACKGROUND: Pivotal trials have established that, among people who have no immediate intention to quit smoking, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) helps people reduce and eventually stop smoking. The prime aim of this trial was to investigate the feasibility of implementing such a programme in community pharmacies. In addition, we investigated the effectiveness of providing behavioural support compared with self-help methods and of shorter compared with standard length reduction programmes...
February 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208227/integrating-remotely-sensed-fires-for-predicting-deforestation-for-redd
#3
Dolors Armenteras, Cerian Gibbes, Jesús A Anaya, Liliana M Dávalos
Fire is an important tool in tropical forest management, as it alters forest composition, structure, and the carbon budget. The United Nations program on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) aims to sustainably manage forests, as well as conserve and enhance their carbon stocks. Despite the crucial role of fire management, decision-making on REDD+ interventions fails to systematically include fires. Here, we address this critical knowledge gap in two ways. First, we review REDD+ projects and programs to assess the inclusion of fires in monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems...
February 16, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207556/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-patients-who-underwent-additional-gastrectomy-after-incomplete-endoscopic-resection-for-early-gastric-cancer
#4
Jae Jin Hwang, Dong Ho Lee, Hyuk Yoon, Cheol Min Shin, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim
To evaluate the clinicopathological characteristics and factors that lead to residual tumors in patients who underwent additional gastrectomy for incomplete endoscopic resection (ER) for early gastric cancer (EGC).Between 2003 and 2013, the medical records of patients underwent additional gastrectomy after incomplete ER were retrospectively reviewed. Those diagnosed with the presence of histologic residual tumor in specimens obtained by gastrectomy were assigned to the residual tumor (RT) group (n = 47); those diagnosed with the absence of histologic residual tumor were assigned to the nonresidual tumor (NRT) group (n = 33)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192615/the-impact-of-tv-mass-media-campaigns-on-calls-to-a-national-quitline-and-the-use-of-prescribed-nicotine-replacement-therapy-a-structural-vector-autoregression-analysis
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Houra Haghpanahan, Daniel F Mackay, Jill P Pell, David Bell, Tessa Langley, Sally Haw
AIMS: To estimate 1) the immediate impact; 2) the cumulative impact; and 3) the duration of impact of Scottish tobacco control TV mass media campaigns (MMCs) on smoking cessation activity, as measured by calls to Smokeline and the volume of prescribed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). DESIGN: Multivariate time series analysis using secondary data on population level measures of exposure to TV MMCs broadcast and smoking cessation activity between 2003 and 2012...
February 13, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182446/factor-structure-of-the-smoking-cessation-self-efficacy-questionnaire-among-smokers-with-and-without-a-psychiatric-diagnosis
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Matthew Clyde, Andrew Pipe, Charl Els, Robert Reid, Heather Tulloch
Cessation self-efficacy has been shown to be a consistent predictor of smoking cessation outcomes. To date, no scale assessing cessation self-efficacy has been validated across smokers with and without a psychiatric diagnosis (current or past). Smokers with a psychiatric diagnosis are typically heavy smokers, have a more difficult time quitting, and are more prone to experience lower self-efficacy. Determining whether smoking cessation self-efficacy scores are invariant across these populations is crucial for future research and intervention strategies...
February 9, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178770/interventions-to-improve-antibiotic-prescribing-practices-for-hospital-inpatients
#7
REVIEW
Peter Davey, Charis A Marwick, Claire L Scott, Esmita Charani, Kirsty McNeil, Erwin Brown, Ian M Gould, Craig R Ramsay, Susan Michie
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is a major public health problem. Infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria are associated with prolonged hospital stay and death compared with infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Appropriate antibiotic use in hospitals should ensure effective treatment of patients with infection and reduce unnecessary prescriptions. We updated this systematic review to evaluate the impact of interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing to hospital inpatients...
February 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166548/nicotine-carcinogen-and-toxin-exposure-in-long-term-e-cigarette-and-nicotine-replacement-therapy-users-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lion Shahab, Maciej L Goniewicz, Benjamin C Blount, Jamie Brown, Ann McNeill, K Udeni Alwis, June Feng, Lanqing Wang, Robert West
Background: Given the rapid increase in the popularity of e-cigarettes and the paucity of associated longitudinal health-related data, the need to assess the potential risks of long-term use is essential. Objective: To compare exposure to nicotine, tobacco-related carcinogens, and toxins among smokers of combustible cigarettes only, former smokers with long-term e-cigarette use only, former smokers with long-term nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) use only, long-term dual users of both combustible cigarettes and e-cigarettes, and long-term users of both combustible cigarettes and NRT...
February 7, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164165/accuracy-of-self-reported-smoking-exposure-among-bladder-cancer-patients-undergoing-surveillance-at-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Alan E Thong, Stacey Petruzella, Irene Orlow, Emily C Zabor, Behfar Ehdaie, Jamie S Ostroff, Bernard H Bochner, Helena Furberg Barnes
BACKGROUND: Smoking is a risk factor for developing bladder cancer (BCa). Even though continued exposure after diagnosis may adversely affect prognosis, patients may be reluctant to disclose to their physicians that they are currently smoking, leading to inaccurate reporting of exposure and missed opportunities to deliver smoking-cessation advice and treatment in the context of cancer care. OBJECTIVE: We examined the extent of misclassification of recent smoking exposure among patients undergoing BCa surveillance...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141490/experimental-vertical-transmission-of-covert-mortality-nodavirus-cmnv-in-exopalaemon-carinicauda
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Qingli Zhang, Shuang Liu, Jitao Li, Yuan Tian, Chong Wang, Xiaoping Li, Tingting Xu, Jian Li
Viral covert mortality disease (VCMD) caused serious loss of shrimp aquaculture in China in recent years and the ridgetail white prawn Exopalaemon carinicauda was suspected to be one important factor in perpetuating the high prevalence of the covert mortality nodavirus (CMNV) infections for its perennial presence in the shrimp farming ponds and water from natural habitats. Experiments were carried out to determine the possibility of vertical transmission of CMNV in E. carinicauda in this study. CMNV infection in gonad, fertilized eggs, and larvae were investigated by using the methods of reverse transcription (RT) nested PCR (nRT-PCR), in situ hybrization (ISH) and transmission electron microscope (TEM)...
January 28, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095101/an-immediate-effect-of-axial-neck-rotation-training-with-real-time-visual-feedback-using-a-smartphone-inclinometer-on-improvement-in-axial-neck-rotation-function
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Kyue-Nam Park, Oh-Yun Kwon, Si-Hyun Kim, In-Cheol Jeon
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the immediate effects of axial neck rotation training (Axi-NRT) with and without real-time visual feedback (VF) using a smartphone inclinometer on the range of motion (ROM) for axial neck rotation and the onset of compensatory neck lateral bending and extension during active neck rotation. METHODS: Twenty participants with restricted ROM for neck rotation but no neck pain (21.1 ± 1.6 years and 8 males, 12 females) were recruited for Axi-NRT with VF, and twenty age- and gender-matched participants with restricted ROM for neck rotation were recruited for Axi-NRT without VF...
January 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063923/phylogenetic-analysis-of-hepatitis-e-virus-strains-isolated-from-slaughter-age-pigs-in-colombia
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Jorge E Forero, Cristian Gutiérrez-Vergara, Jaime Parra Suescún, Guillermo Correa, Berardo Rodríguez, Lina A Gutiérrez, Francisco J Díaz, Albeiro López-Herrera
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a zoonotic virus that causes acute hepatitis in humans, and can be transmitted via the fecal-oral route. Pigs are considered to be a reservoir for this infection-mainly where the disease is not endemic. In a previous study conducted in Antioquia, which is a region in Colombia where the production and consumption of pork meat is higher than in the rest of the country, the presence of anti-HEV IgG-type antibodies was reported in slaughter-age pigs. Aiming to identify the HEV genotype circulating in swine, animal liver, and feces samples from five swine cattle slaughterhouses located in six different sub-regions of Antioquia were collected...
January 5, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063325/a-pilot-trial-of-in-vivo-nrt-sampling-to-increase-medication-adherence-in-community-corrections-smokers
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Karen L Cropsey, Peter S Hendricks, Samantha Schiavon, Aaron Sellers, Morgan Froelich, Richard C Shelton, Matthew J Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Individuals in the criminal justice system demonstrate high rates of cigarette use (70-80%) and low adherence to smoking cessation medication. Educational approaches have not been shown to promote adherence or cessation, though medication sampling has boosted both use and cessation. The objective of the present study was to determine whether In vivo nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) sampling approach increases NRT adherence among criminal justice smokers during a subsequent quit attempt...
December 27, 2016: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046098/germination-physiological-responses-and-gene-expression-of-tall-fescue-festuca-arundinacea-schreb-growing-under-pb-and-cd
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Yanhong Lou, Peng Zhao, Deling Wang, Erick Amombo, Xin Sun, Hui Wang, Yuping Zhuge
Cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) are recognized as the most toxic metal ions due to their detrimental effects not only to plants, but also to humans. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of Cd and Pb treatments on seed germination, plant growth, and physiological response in tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.). We employed six treatments: CK (nutrient solution as control), T1 (1000 mg L-1 Pb), T2 (50 mg L-1 Cd), T3 (150 mg L-1 Cd), T4 (1000 mg L-1 Pb+50 mg L-1 Cd), T5 (1000 mg L-1 Pb+150 mg L-1 Cd)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039798/mailed-distribution-of-free-nicotine-patches-without-behavioral-support-predictors-of-use-and-cessation
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Vladyslav Kushnir, Beth A Sproule, John A Cunningham
INTRODUCTION: There is growing evidence that the mailed distribution of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), usually as part of smokers' helplines, can been effective in increasing the odds of cessation on a population level. However, limited information is available on the utilization of NRT when it is provided for free, and factors associated with regimen adherence have remained largely unexplored. METHODS: In the context of a randomized controlled trial, 500 adult smokers across Canada hypothetically interested in free NRT were mailed a 5week supply of nicotine patches, but no other support was offered...
December 23, 2016: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027387/impact-of-smoking-cessation-counseling-prior-to-total-joint-arthroplasty
#16
Sina Akhavan, Long-Co Nguyen, Vanessa Chan, Jamal Saleh, Kevin J Bozic
Perioperative smoking has been linked to surgical complications including poor wound healing, infection, myocardial infarction, prolonged length of stay, need for mechanical ventilation, and death. This study evaluated the effectiveness of preoperative counseling on smoking cessation for patients undergoing elective total joint arthroplasty. Thirty smokers with hip or knee osteoarthritis seeking hip or knee replacement surgery were enrolled prospectively. Interventions included counseling, referrals to smoking cessation programs including the California Smokers' Helpline and the Fontana Tobacco Treatment Program, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), or instructing patients quit through the "cold turkey" method of abstinence...
December 27, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013492/meta-analysis-for-the-therapeutic-effect-of-neoadjuvant-therapy-in-resectable-esophageal-cancer
#17
Yusen Zhu, Min Liu, Xiaojing Yun, Dongmei Wang, Yuhuan Bai, Guizhi Zhang, Bei Ji, Changchun Jing
We aimed to review the therapeutic effects of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT), chemotherapy (NCT), and radiotherapy (NRT) on patients with resectable Esophageal cancer (EsC) by comparison with surgery alone (SA). PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane were searched for eligible studies published up to March 2015. Cochrane reviews were used for quality assessment. Eight primary outcomes were analyzed. Risk ratios (RRs)/ hazard ratios (HRs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were calculated using the random- or fixed- effects model...
December 24, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013098/toward-precision-smoking-cessation-treatment-i-moderator-results-from-a-factorial-experiment
#18
Megan E Piper, Tanya R Schlam, Jessica W Cook, Stevens S Smith, Daniel M Bolt, Wei-Yin Loh, Robin Mermelstein, Linda M Collins, Michael C Fiore, Timothy B Baker
BACKGROUND: The development of tobacco use treatments that are effective for all smokers is critical to improving clinical and public health. The Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) uses highly efficient factorial experiments to evaluate multiple intervention components for possible inclusion in an optimized tobacco use treatment. Factorial experiments permit analyses of the influence of patient characteristics on main and interaction effects of multiple, relatively discrete, intervention components...
February 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012529/cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-children-with-cochlear-implants-the-effect-of-electrode-array-position-on-ecap
#19
Marine Lathuillière, Fanny Merklen, Jean-Pierre Piron, Marielle Sicard, Françoise Villemus, Nicolas Menjot de Champfleur, Frédéric Venail, Alain Uziel, Michel Mondain
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in young children with cochlear implants (CIs) and study the effect of intracochlear position on electrophysiological and behavioral measurements. METHODS: A total of 40 children with either unilateral or bilateral cochlear implants were prospectively included in the study. Electrode placement and insertion angles were studied in 55 Cochlear(®) implants (16 straight arrays and 39 perimodiolar arrays), using either CBCT or X-ray imaging...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983709/no-ifs-no-butts-compliance-with-smoking-cessation-in-secondary-care-guidance-nice-ph48-by-providers-of-cancer-therapies-radiotherapy-and-chemotherapy-in-the-uk
#20
Daniel Hutton, Ivan Gee, Ciara E McGee, Rebecca Mellor
Background: Legislation preventing smoking in public places was introduced in England in July 2007. Since then, smoke-free policies have been extended to the majority of hospitals including those providing cancer therapies. Whilst studies have been conducted on the impact and effectiveness of hospital smoke-free policy in the UK and other countries, there have not been any studies with a focus on cancer care providers. Cancer patients are a priority group for smoking cessation and support and this study aimed to examine implementation of the National Institute Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance (PH48) in acute cancer care trusts in the UK...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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