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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055290/a-qualitative-meta-synthesis-examining-the-role-of-women-in-african-american-men-s-prostate-cancer-screening-and-treatment-decision-making
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Erin M Bergner, Emily K Cornish, Kenay Horne, Derek M Griffith
OBJECTIVE: Being an African American man is a risk factor for prostate cancer and there is little consensus about the utility of screening, early detection, and the efficacy of treatment for the disease. In this context, this systematic review examines the roles women, particularly wives, play in African American men's prostate cancer screening and treatment decision-making. METHODS: We searched OVID Medline (R), CINAHL (EBSCO), PsychInfo (EBSCO), PubMED, Cochrane Library, ERIC (Firstsearch) and Web of Science to identify peer-review articles published between 1980-2016 that reported qualitative data about prostate cancer screening, diagnosis, or treatment in African American men...
October 21, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055248/simultaneous-quantification-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-currently-used-in-anticoagulation-therapy
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Kathrin I Foerster, Andrea Huppertz, Oliver J Müller, Timolaos Rizos, Lisa Tilemann, Walter E Haefeli, Jürgen Burhenne
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are among the most effective options to prevent serious thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation. Coagulation assays are used to assess DOAC activity, but lack the possibility to quantify drugs with concurrent pharmacodynamic effect. We developed a selective multi-drug assay to analyze apixaban, betrixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, edoxaban M4, and rivaroxaban with ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC/MS/MS) in plasma fulfilling all requirements of the FDA und EMA guidelines for bioanalytical method validation...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055177/pesticide-management-approach-towards-protecting-the-safety-and-health-of-farmers-in-southeast-asia
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Norsyazwani Mohammad, Emilia Zainal Abidin, Vivien How, Sarva Mangala Praveena, Zailina Hashim
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that pesticide production and use have increased continuously in the countries of Southeast Asia in recent years. Within the context of protecting the safety and health of workers in the agricultural sector, there is an existing gap in the implementation of the pesticide management framework because safety and health effects arising from occupational exposures continue to be reported. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to provide narrative similarities, differences and weaknesses of the existing pesticide management system in Southeast Asian countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) within the context of occupational safety and health...
October 21, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054737/a-novel-dti-qa-tool-automated-metric-extraction-exploiting-the-sphericity-of-an-agar-filled-phantom
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Sofia Chavez, Joseph Viviano, Mojdeh Zamyadi, Peter B Kingsley, Peter Kochunov, Stephen Strother, Aristotle Voineskos
PURPOSE: To develop a quality assurance (QA) tool (acquisition guidelines and automated processing) for diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) data using a common agar-based phantom used for fMRI QA. The goal is to produce a comprehensive set of automated, sensitive and robust QA metrics. METHODS: A readily available agar phantom was scanned with and without parallel imaging reconstruction. Other scanning parameters were matched to the human scans. A central slab made up of either a thick slice or an average of a few slices, was extracted and all processing was performed on that image...
October 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054555/evidence-based-guidelines-for-supportive-care-of-patients-with-ebola-virus-disease
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François Lamontagne, Robert A Fowler, Neill K Adhikari, Srinivas Murthy, David M Brett-Major, Michael Jacobs, Timothy M Uyeki, Constanza Vallenas, Susan L Norris, William A Fischer, Thomas E Fletcher, Adam C Levine, Paul Reed, Daniel G Bausch, Sandy Gove, Andrew Hall, Susan Shepherd, Reed A Siemieniuk, Marie-Claude Lamah, Rashida Kamara, Phiona Nakyeyune, Moses J Soka, Ama Edwin, Afeez A Hazzan, Shevin T Jacob, Mubarak Mustafa Elkarsany, Takuya Adachi, Lynda Benhadj, Christophe Clément, Ian Crozier, Armando Garcia, Steven J Hoffman, Gordon H Guyatt
The 2013-16 Ebola virus disease outbreak in west Africa was associated with unprecedented challenges in the provision of care to patients with Ebola virus disease, including absence of pre-existing isolation and treatment facilities, patients' reluctance to present for medical care, and limitations in the provision of supportive medical care. Case fatality rates in west Africa were initially greater than 70%, but decreased with improvements in supportive care. To inform optimal care in a future outbreak of Ebola virus disease, we employed the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology to develop evidence-based guidelines for the delivery of supportive care to patients admitted to Ebola treatment units...
October 17, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054364/-indication-for-mitral-valve-interventions-development-of-a-quality-indicator-for-external-hospital-quality-assurance
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Christina Köster, Lena Schorbach, Stephanie Wrede, Sven Meyer, Tonia Kazmaier, Joachim Szecsenyi
BACKGROUND: The indication for a mitral valve intervention is an important patient-relevant parameter for the assessment of process quality and the comparison of healthcare providers. In this article, we describe the development of a corresponding quality indicator for an external hospital quality assurance (QA) procedure in Germany. METHODS: An expert panel was set up by the aQua Institute to assist with the development of a QA procedure for mitral valve interventions and the associated quality indicators...
October 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054145/simple-high-efficiency-detection-of-microcystins-and-nodularin-r-in-water-by-fluorescence-polarization-immunoassay
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Huiyan Zhang, Shupeng Yang, Ross C Beier, Natalia V Beloglazova, Hongtao Lei, Xiulan Sun, Yuebin Ke, Suxia Zhang, Zhanhui Wang
This manuscript describes the development of a sensitive, fast and easily-performed fluorescence polarization immunoassay (FPIA) for detection of microcystins (MCs) and nodularin-R (NOD) in water. MCs and NOD, the most widespread cyanobacterial toxin are hepatotoxins and tumor promoters, and their acute exposure may result in severe health problems in animals and humans. The fluorescein-based tracers were synthesized, and for the first time preparative high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was employed for their purification...
November 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054122/assessing-the-reporting-quality-of-influenza-outbreaks-in-the-community
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Calvin Lo, Dominik Mertz, Mark Loeb
BACKGROUND: High quality reporting of outbreak characteristics is fundamental to understand the behavior of various strains of influenza virus and the impact of outbreak management strategies. However, few studies have systematically evaluated the quality of outbreak reporting. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic analysis and assessment for reporting quality of influenza outbreaks based on a modified version of the STROBE statement, and to examine characteristics associated with reporting quality...
October 20, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053896/quality-and-reporting-of-guidelines-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-dystonia
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Gertrúd Tamás, Catarina Abrantes, Anabela Valadas, Péter Radics, Alberto Albanese, Marina A J Tijssen, Joaquim J Ferreira
BACKGROUND: The quality of clinical practice guidelines on dystonia has not yet been assessed. Our aim was to appraise the methodological quality of guidelines worldwide and analyze the consistency of their recommendations. METHODS: We searched for clinical practice guidelines on dystonia diagnosis/treatment in the National Guideline Clearinghouse, PubMed, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Guidelines International Network and Web of Science databases...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053768/investigating-the-impact-of-maternal-residential-mobility-on-identifying-critical-windows-of-susceptibility-to-ambient-air-pollution-during-pregnancy
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Joshua L Warren, Ji-Young Son, Gavin Pereira, Brian P Leaderer, Michelle L Bell
Identifying periods of increased vulnerability during pregnancy to air pollution with respect to the development of adverse birth outcomes can improve understanding of possible mechanisms of disease development and provide guidelines for protection of the child. Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy is typically based on the residence at delivery, potentially resulting in exposure misclassification and biasing the estimation of critical windows. In this work, we determine the impact of maternal residential mobility during pregnancy on defining weekly exposure to PM10 and the estimation of windows of susceptibility for term low birth weight utilizing birth cohort datasets from Connecticut (1988-2008) that include information on all residential addresses for each woman between conception and delivery...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053734/an-instrument-to-assess-the-statistical-intensity-of-medical-research-papers
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Pentti Nieminen, Jorma I Virtanen, Hannu Vähänikkilä
BACKGROUND: There is widespread evidence that statistical methods play an important role in original research articles, especially in medical research. The evaluation of statistical methods and reporting in journals suffers from a lack of standardized methods for assessing the use of statistics. The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate an instrument to assess the statistical intensity in research articles in a standardized way. METHODS: A checklist-type measure scale was developed by selecting and refining items from previous reports about the statistical contents of medical journal articles and from published guidelines for statistical reporting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053647/efficacy-of-different-methods-used-for-dry-socket-prevention-and-risk-factor-analysis-a-systematic-review
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M Taberner-Vallverdú, M-Á Sánchez-Garcés, C Gay-Escoda
BACKGROUND: Dry socket is one of the most common complications that develops after the extraction of a permanent tooth, and its prevention is more effective than its treatment. OBJECTIVES: Analyze the efficacy of different methods used in preventing dry socket in order to decrease its incidence after tooth extraction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Cochrane and PubMed-MEDLINE database search was conducted with the search terms "dry socket", "prevention", "risk factors", "alveolar osteitis" and "fibrynolitic alveolitis", both individually and using the Boolean operator "AND"...
October 20, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053390/exploring-the-teaching-and-learning-of-clinical-reasoning-risks-and-benefits-of-cervical-spine-manipulation
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Katie Yamamoto, Luca Condotta, Chloe Haldane, Sahar Jaffrani, Victoria Johnstone, Patrick Jachyra, Barbara E Gibson, Euson Yeung
The aim of this study was to examine how risks and benefits of cervical spine manipulation (CSM) were framed and discussed in the context of mentorship and their impact on the perception of safe practice of CSM in clinical physiotherapy settings. A multi-method qualitative approach was employed, including a document analysis of established educational guidelines, observations of mentoring sessions, and individual face-to-face interviews with five mentees in the process of learning CSM, and four mentors with Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) certification...
October 20, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051819/estimating-national-dioxins-and-furans-emissions-major-sources-intake-doses-and-temporal-trends-in-iran-from-1990-2010
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Fatemeh Momeniha, Sasan Faridi, Heresh Amini, Mansour Shamsipour, Kazem Naddafi, Masud Yunesian, Sadegh Niazi, Kimiya Gohari, Farshad Farzadfar, Ramin Nabizadeh, Adel Mokammel, Amir Hossein Mahvi, Alireza Mesdaghinia, Homa Kashani, Simin Nasseri, Akbar Gholampour, Reza Saeedi, Mohammad Sadegh Hassanvand
BACKGROUND: Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) and dibenzofurans (PCDFs) are highly toxic persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which can cause various health outcomes, such as cancer. As a part of the National and Sub-national Burden of Disease Study (NASBOD), we aimed to estimate dioxins and furans national emissions, identify their main sources, estimate daily intake doses, and assess their trend from 1990-2010 in Iran. METHODS: The Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Releases of Dioxins, Furans and Other Unintentional POPs, which is developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP 2013), was used to estimate the emissions of PCDD/PCDFs from several sources into the air, water, land, residue, and other products...
2017: Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051734/overview-on-patient-centricity-in-cancer-care
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Šarunas Narbutas, Kristina York, Barry D Stein, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, Yoshiyuki Majima, Zoltan Kalo, Timea Almasi, Andras Inotai
Successful implementation of treatment in cancer care partially depends on how patients' perspectives are taken into account, as preferences of health care professionals and patients may differ. Objectives of this exploratory research were (I) to identify patient preferences and values (PPVs) in cancer care as indicated by patient organizations (POs), (II) to determine how these PPVs are captured in cancer care guidelines and (III) to review how guidelines take into account these PPVs. Based on a survey developed and completed by 19 POs, a literature review was conducted to analyse how patient perspectives are incorporated in oncology treatment guidelines...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051697/new-fluphenazine-analogue-with-antimutagenic-and-anti-multidrug-resistance-activity-degradation-profile-and-stability-indicating-method
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Agnieszka Sobczak, Artur Teżyk, Joanna Szyndlarewicz, Jan Ziarniak, Piotr Świątek, Wiesław Malinka
Hydrochloride of 10-{2-hydroxy-3-[N,N-bis-(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]propyl}-2-trifluoromethylphenothiazine (Flu-A) is a analogue of neuroleptic fluphenazine. Flu-A exhibits anti-multidrug resistance, antimutagenic, proapoptopic, and cancer-chemopreventive activities in screening studies. To define identity, quality, and purity of new active substance it is necessary to develop a appropriate analytical method and to establish a degradation profile. Thus, a stability-indicating reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography method was developed and validated for quantitative determination of Flu-A in the presence of its degradation products generated under stress conditions...
2017: Medicinal Chemistry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051041/retinal-vasculature-and-5-year-metabolic-syndrome-among-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Ling-Jun Li, Kok Hian Tan, Izzuddin M Aris, Ryan Eyn Kidd Man, Alfred Tau Liang Gan, Yap Seng Chong, Seang Mei Saw, Peter Gluckman, Tien Yin Wong, Ecosse Lamoureux
BACKGROUND: Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at greater risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS). We studied the association between second-trimester retinal microvasculature and 5-year MetS incidence in women with GDM. METHODS: A total of 142 mothers with GDM were recruited and followed up 5 years after delivery. Retinal photography was performed at 26-28 weeks gestation and metabolic outcomes were assessed at the 5-year postpartum follow-up visit. GDM and MetS were defined based on World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and Adults Treatment Panel (ATP) III guidelines, respectively...
October 16, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050979/comparison-of-3-risk-estimators-to-guide-initiation-of-statin-therapy-for-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Sandra Ofori, Sotonye Dodiyi-Manuel, Maclean R Akpa
BACKGROUND: Among high-risk individuals, statins are beneficial for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In Nigeria, currently, there are no CVD prevention guidelines, so the use of CVD risk estimation to guide statin therapy is left to the discretion of the physician. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare 3 CVD risk estimation tools in the evaluation of patients presenting to a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. METHODS: Cross-sectional study involving 295 patients with any CVD risk factors but not taking statins...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050881/development-of-a-microbial-test-suite-and-data-integration-method-for-assessing-microbial-health-of-contaminated-soil
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S Kvas, J Rahn, K Engel, J D Neufeld, P J Villeneuve, J T Trevors, H Lee, R P Scroggins, L A Beaudette
There is no standard methodology or guideline for assessing soil microbial health for the purposes of contaminant risk assessments. Here we propose a laboratory-based test suite and novel data integration method for evaluating soil microbial health using site-specific contaminated and reference soil. The test suite encompasses experiments for evaluating microbial biomass, activity, and diversity. The results from the tests are then integrated so that a Soil Microbial Health Score (SMHS) may be assigned. This test suite and data integration method was tested on soils from 3 different contaminated sites in Canada...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050797/25-year-physical-activity-trajectories-and-development-of-subclinical-coronary-artery-disease-as-measured-by-coronary-artery-calcium-the-coronary-artery-risk-development-in-young-adults-cardia-study
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Deepika R Laddu, Jamal S Rana, Rosenda Murillo, Michael E Sorel, Charles P Quesenberry, Norrina B Allen, Kelley P Gabriel, Mercedes R Carnethon, Kiang Liu, Jared P Reis, Donald Lloyd-Jones, J Jeffrey Carr, Stephen Sidney
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate 25-year physical activity (PA) trajectories from young to middle age and assess associations with the prevalence of coronary artery calcification (CAC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study includes 3175 participants in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study who self-reported PA by questionnaire at 8 follow-up examinations over 25 years (from March 1985-June 1986 through June 2010-May 2011). The presence of CAC (CAC>0) at year 25 was measured using computed tomography...
October 13, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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