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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445642/the-predictive-power-of-clean-bed-filtration-theory-for-fecal-indicator-bacteria-removal-in-stormwater-biofilters
#1
Emily Parker, Megan A Rippy, Andrew Mehring, Brandon Winfrey, Richard F Ambrose, Lisa A Levin, Stanley B Grant
Green infrastructure (also referred to as low impact development, or LID) has the potential to transform urban stormwater runoff from an environmental threat to a valuable water resource. In this paper we focus on the removal of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB, a pollutant responsible for runoff-associated inland and coastal beach closures) in stormwater biofilters (a common type of green infrastructure). Drawing on a combination of previously published and new laboratory studies of FIB removal in biofilters, we find that 66% of the variance in FIB removal rates can be explained by clean bed filtration theory (CBFT, 31%), antecedent dry period (14%), study effect (8%), biofilter age (7%), and the presence or absence of shrubs (6%)...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442936/factors-influencing-maternal-mortality-among-rural-communities-in-southwestern-nigeria
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Dominic Ezinwa Azuh, Akunna Ebere Azuh, Emeka Joshua Iweala, Davies Adeloye, Moses Akanbi, Raphael C Mordi
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality and morbidity reflect the status of population health and quality of life across nations. Poor understanding of the interplay of many antecedent factors, including sociocultural, economic and logistic factors, combined with an overwhelming poor health services delivery, is a basic challenge in several countries, particularly in rural settings where functional health care services are relatively scarce. There are still uncertainties as to the extent of this burden, owing to current challenges with information and data collation...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440958/readiness-for-hospital-discharge-a-concept-analysis
#3
Eileen Catherine Galvin, Teresa Wills, Alice Coffey
AIM: To report on an analysis on the concept of 'readiness for hospital discharge'. BACKGROUND: No uniform operational definition of 'readiness for hospital discharge' exists in the literature, therefore a concept analysis is required to clarify the concept and identify an up to date understanding of readiness for hospital discharge. Clarity of the concept will identify all uses of the concept; provide conceptual clarity, an operational definition and direction for further research...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440861/findings-from-the-families-on-track-intervention-pilot-trial-for-children-with-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-and-their-families
#4
Christie L M Petrenko, Mary E Pandolfino, Luther K Robinson
BACKGROUND: Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are at high risk for costly, debilitating mental health problems and secondary conditions, such as school disruption, trouble with the law, and substance use. The study objective was to pilot a multi-component intervention designed to prevent secondary conditions in children with FASD and improve family adaptation. METHODS: Thirty children with FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) (ages 4 to 8) and their primary caregivers were enrolled...
April 25, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439537/the-nearly-universal-link-between-the-age-of-past-knowledge-and-tomorrow-s-breakthroughs-in-science-and-technology-the-hotspot
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Satyam Mukherjee, Daniel M Romero, Ben Jones, Brian Uzzi
Scientists and inventors can draw on an ever-expanding literature for the building blocks of tomorrow's ideas, yet little is known about how combinations of past work are related to future discoveries. Our analysis parameterizes the age distribution of a work's references and revealed three links between the age of prior knowledge and hit papers and patents. First, works that cite literature with a low mean age and high age variance are in a citation "hotspot"; these works double their likelihood of being in the top 5% or better of citations...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439217/pediatric-metabolic-syndrome-pathophysiology-and-laboratory-assessment
#6
Victoria Higgins, Khosrow Adeli
Pediatric overweight and obesity is an emerging public health priority as rates have rapidly increased worldwide. Obesity is often clustered with other metabolic abnormalities including hypertension, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance, leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This cluster of risk factors, termed the metabolic syndrome, has traditionally been reported in adults. However, with the increased prevalence of pediatric obesity, the metabolic syndrome is now evident in children and adolescents...
March 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437217/fleeing-the-ivory-tower-gender-differences-in-the-turnover-experiences-of-women-faculty
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Larry R Martinez, Katharine R O'Brien, Michelle R Hebl
PURPOSE: Prior research has established that women and men faculty have different experiences in their professional and personal lives and that academic turnover can be costly and disruptive to home institutions. However, relatively little research has examined gender differences in the antecedent events that contributed to faculty members' voluntary turnover decisions. This study aims to fill this gap. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Qualitative and quantitative data were obtained in two ways: by directly contacting faculty members who had voluntarily left their positions through the human resource departments at six institutions and through more wide-scale snowball sampling...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435919/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematoma-literature-review
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REVIEW
Jessica Figueroa, John G DeVine
Review the current literature regarding spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas (SSEHs) and report on the known risk factors, evaluation, and treatment of this rare entity. A literature search was performed using PubMed and Ovid to identify articles pertaining to SSEHs. Due to the rarity of the pathologic entity, only scattered case reports and associated reviews are available. SSEHs are a rare yet potentially life-altering event. The underlying risk factors are poorly understood, and SSEHs present with minimal or no antecedent trauma...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435852/changes-in-metabolic-risk-factors-over-10%C3%A2-years-and-their-associations-with-late-life-cognitive-performance-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Timothy M Hughes, Suzanne Craft, Laura D Baker, Mark A Espeland, Stephen R Rapp, Kaycee M Sink, Alain G Bertoni, Gregory L Burke, Rebecca F Gottesman, Erin D Michos, José A Luchsinger, Annette L Fitzpatrick, Kathleen M Hayden
BACKGROUND: We examined whether changes in metabolic factors over 10 years were associated with cognitive performance. METHODS: Participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis were followed since baseline (2000-2002) with five clinical examinations. At exam 5 (2010-2012), they received a short cognitive battery (Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument [CASI], Digit Symbol Coding [DSC], and Digit Span [DS]). We examined associations between baseline metabolic factors and their changes over time before cognitive testing...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434608/a-concept-analysis-of-moral-resilience
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Peter D Young, Cynda Hylton Rushton
BACKGROUND: Nurses experience moral distress, which has led to emotional distress, frustration, anger, and nurse attrition. Overcoming moral distress has become a significant focus in nursing research. PURPOSE: The continued focus on moral distress has not produced sustainable solutions within the nursing profession. Since positive language may alter the outcomes of morally distressing situations, we look to better understand one such positive phrase, moral resilience...
March 16, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434431/a-concept-analysis-in-relation-to-the-cultural-competency-of-the-palliative-care-workforce-in-meeting-the-needs-of-young-people-from-south-asian-cultures
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Erica Brown, Anita Franklin, Jane Coad
OBJECTIVE: Our aims were to report an analysis of the concept of cultural competency and to explore how the cultural competency of the palliative care workforce impacts the holistic care of young people with palliative care needs from South Asian cultures. METHOD: Using keywords, we searched the online databases MEDLINE, CINAHL, ScienceDirect, and PubMed from January of 1990 through to December of 2016. Some 1543 articles were retrieved, and inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied...
April 24, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433467/modeling-hypohedonia-following-repeated-social-defeat-individual-vulnerability-and-dopaminergic-involvement
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Samantha R Spierling, Maegan Mattock, Eric P Zorrilla
Social defeat in rodents putatively can model hypohedonia. The present studies examined models for assessing hypohedonia-like behavior and tested the hypotheses that 1) individual differences in baseline reward sensitivity predict vulnerability, and 2) defeat elicits changes in pharmacological measures of striatal dopaminergic function. Male Wistar rats (n=142) received repeated defeat (3 "triad" blocks of 3 defeats) or control handling. To determine whether defeat influenced consumption of SuperSac (glucose-saccharin) over an isocaloric, less preferred, glucose solution, a 2-choice paradigm was used...
April 19, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432992/bioaccumulation-kinetics-of-copper-in-ruditapes-philippinarum-exposed-to-increasing-continuous-and-pulsed-exposure-implications-for-growth
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Lígia M B M Santana, Julián Blasco, Denis M S Abessa, Olivia Campana
Metal bioaccumulation and toxicity to aquatic organisms depends on factors such as magnitude, duration and frequency of the exposure. The type of the exposure affects the toxicokinetic processes in the organisms. In this study, we carried out 30-day toxicity tests on juveniles of Ruditapes philippinarum exposed to increasing, continuous and pulsed exposure. Organisms were exposed to copper-spiked sediments followed by a 10-day recovery period. We assessed the interaction between the kinetics of subcellular copper partitioning and the growth response...
April 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427083/cumulative-risk-of-breast-cancer-screening-outcomes-according-to-the-presence-of-previous-benign-breast-disease-and-family-history-of-breast-cancer-supporting-personalised-screening
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M Román, M J Quintana, J Ferrer, M Sala, X Castells
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess the cumulative risk of false-positive screening results, screen-detected cancer, and interval breast cancer in mammography screening among women with and without a previous benign breast disease and a family history of breast cancer. METHODS: The cohort included 42 928 women first screened at the age of 50-51 years at three areas of the Spanish Screening Programme (Girona, and two areas in Barcelona) between 1996 and 2011, and followed up until December 2012...
April 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425053/what-demographic-and-clinical-characteristics-correlate-with-expectations-with-trapeziometacarpal-arthritis
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Lana Kang, Joseph Nguyen, Sohaib Z Hashmi, Steve K Lee, Andrew J Weiland, Carol A Mancuso
BACKGROUND: Pretreatment variables have been shown to be associated with the fulfillment of patient expectations, yet in treating thumb trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis (OA) it remains unclear how patient expectations correlate with the effectiveness of treatment. An increased understanding of the variables that affect patient expectations enables tailored patient education and patient-provider communication. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Is there a correlation between patient demographics and clinical characteristics, and the expectations the patients have when seeking treatment for trapeziometacarpal OA? (2) What factors are independently associated with the total expectations score and frequency of expecting "back to normal" among patients treated for trapeziometacarpal OA? METHODS: Between March 2011 and October 2013, 89 patients of all 96 eligible patients seeking treatment for trapeziometacarpal OA were approached and agreed to participate in this study...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422977/defining-the-complex-phenotype-of-severe-systemic-loxoscelism-using-a-large-electronic-health-record-cohort
#16
Jamie R Robinson, Vanessa E Kennedy, Youssef Doss, Lisa Bastarache, Joshua Denny, Jeremy L Warner
OBJECTIVE: Systemic loxoscelism is a rare illness resulting from the bite of the recluse spider and, in its most severe form, can lead to widespread hemolysis, coagulopathy, and death. We aim to describe the clinical features and outcomes of the largest known cohort of individuals with moderate to severe loxoscelism. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, cross sectional study from January 1, 1995, to December 31, 2015, at a tertiary-care academic medical center, to determine individuals with clinical records consistent with moderate to severe loxoscelism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422144/risk-and-prediction-of-sudden-cardiac-death-and-ventricular-arrhythmias-for-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#17
Tze-Fan Chao, Chia-Jen Liu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Su-Jung Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Gregory Y H Lip, Shih-Ann Chen
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the most devastating manifestation of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs), and is the leading cause of mortality among atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. The goal of the present study was to investigate the incidence of SCD/VAs amongst patients with and without AF. We also aimed to identify important risk factors of SCD/VAs among AF patients. Using the "National Health Insurance Research Database" in Taiwan, a total of 352,656 AF and 352,656 non-AF patients without antecedent SCD/VAs were identified...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421359/the-theory-of-planned-behaviour-explains-intentions-to-use-antiresorptive-medication-after-a-fragility-fracture
#18
Joanna E M Sale, Cathy Cameron, Stephen Thielke, Lynn Meadows, Kevin Senior
Our objective was to ascertain whether the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) explains patient intentions to use antiresorptive medication after a fracture. A qualitative study was conducted with English-speaking members of the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN) who had sustained a fragility fracture at 50+ years of age and were not taking antiresorptive medication at the time of that fracture. Questions during a 1-h telephone interview were guided by the domains of the TPB: they addressed the antecedent constructs regarding antiresorptive medication (attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control) as well as intentions regarding antiresorptive medication use...
April 18, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417313/impact-of-season-and-different-vitamin-d-thresholds-on-prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-epidemiological-cohorts-a-note-of-caution
#19
Sara Schramm, Harald Lahner, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Raimund Erbel, Dagmar Führer, Susanne Moebus
PURPOSE: We investigated the impact of different cut-offs on the prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25-(OH)D] deficiency. METHODS: We used baseline data of 4149 participants (45-75 years, 50% women) of the population-based Heinz Nixdorf Recall study. Serum 25-(OH)D was measured with the Roche Cobas assay. Quartiles (p25, p50, and p75) were calculated. Data were stratified by months, sex, and age. According to the recommendations of 'Dachverband Osteologie', Endocrine Society and National Institute of Health we used 25-(OH)D thresholds of 12, 20, and 30 ng/ml to estimate vitamin D deficiency...
April 17, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416202/presenteeism-in-nursing-an-evolutionary-concept-analysis
#20
Jessica G Rainbow, Linsey M Steege
BACKGROUND: Presenteeism is an emerging concept in nursing that has been linked to increased health care costs, patient medication errors and falls, and negative nurse well-being. However, prior work has utilized various definitions and antecedents. Clarity on the significance, development, and consequences of presenteeism in nursing is needed. PURPOSE: This concept analysis seeks to understand the application of presenteeism within nursing workforce literature and in the broader workforce context...
March 11, 2017: Nursing Outlook
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