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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226228/seminar-program-for-postgraduate-specialty-training-in-general-practice-proposal-for-a-5-year-thematic-catalogue
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Susanne Sommer, Erika Baum, Julia Magez, Jean-Francois Chenot, Gesine Weckmann, Jost Steinhäuser, Susanne Heim, Dagmar Schneider, Stephan Fuchs
Introduction: In different German regions, seminar programs have been conducted for General practice residents. In each region, selection and teaching of learning content is conducted in a different manner. So far, no structured, standardized curriculum has been implemented nationwide. We have investigated, if the development of a common 5-year program of learning topics is conceivable between the different university departments of General practice in Germany. Method: The seminar program working group of the DEGAM (German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians) has conducted an online survey based on information gathered via preliminary telephone conference (n=7; physicians with postgraduate teaching experience) among all German university departments of General Practice and two non-university teaching institutions, identified via the internet...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226096/feasibility-of-two-active-case-finding-approaches-for-detection-of-tuberculosis-in-bandung-city-indonesia
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S McAllister, B Wiem Lestari, B Sujatmiko, A Siregar, E D Sihaloho, D Fathania, N F Dewi, R C Koesoemadinata, P C Hill, B Alisjahbana
Setting: A community health clinic catchment area in the eastern part of Bandung City, Indonesia. Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of two different screening interventions using community health workers (CHWs) in detecting tuberculosis (TB) cases. Design: This was a feasibility study of 1) house-to-house TB symptom screening of five randomly selected 'neighbourhoods' in the catchment area, and 2) selected screening of household contacts of TB index patients and their neighbouring households. Acceptability was assessed through focus group discussions with key stakeholders...
September 21, 2017: Public Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224600/evaluation-of-an-integrated-housing-and-recovery-model-for-people-with-severe-and-persistent-mental-illnesses-the-doorway-program
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David R Dunt, Andrew W Benoy, Andrea Phillipou, Laura L Collister, Elizabeth M Crowther, Julian Freidin, David J Castle
Objective The Doorway program is a 3-year pilot integrated housing and recovery support program aimed at people with a severe and persistent mental illness who are 'at risk' or actually homeless. Participants source and choose properties through the open rental market, with appropriate rental subsidy and brokerage support. This arrangement is highly innovative, differing from widely favoured arrangements internationally involving congregate and scattered-site housing owned or managed by the support program...
October 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223778/differences-in-trochlear-parameters-between-native-and-prosthetic-kinematically-or-mechanically-aligned-knees
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C Rivière, F Iranpour, S Harris, E Auvinet, A Aframian, S Parratte, J Cobb
INTRODUCTION: Kinematic (KA) and mechanical (MA) alignment techniques are two different philosophies of implant positioning that use the same TKA implants. This might generate differences in the resulting prosthetic trochlea parameters between the two techniques of alignment. Our study aim was to test the following hypotheses: 1) Mechanically or kinematically aligned femoral implant understuffs the native trochlear articular surface and poorly restores the native groove orientation, and 2) The orientation of the prosthetic trochlear groove and trochlear fill are different between MA and KA...
December 6, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217955/determinants-of-podoconiosis-a-case-control-study
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Berhanu Elfu Feleke
Background: Podoconiosis is a non-filarial swelling of lower extremity endemic in tropical regions, North America and India. The etiology and pathophysiology of the disease remain unknown. The objective of this study was to identify the determinants of Podoconiosis. Methods: Unmatched case control study design was conducted. The sample size was calculated using Epi-info soft ware: 95% CI, 85% power, control to case ratio of 2:1, expected frequency of barefoot among controls 50%, odds ratio of 1...
September 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217849/life-time-dosimetric-assessment-for-mice-and-rats-exposed-in-reverberation-chambers-of-the-2-year-ntp-cancer-bioassay-study-on-cell-phone-radiation
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Yijian Gong, Myles Capstick, Sven Kuehn, Perry Wilson, John Ladbury, Galen Koepke, David L McCormick, Ronald L Melnick, Niels Kuster
In this paper, we present the detailed life-time dosimetry analysis for rodents exposed in the reverberation exposure system designed for the two-year cancer bioassay study conducted by the National Toxicology Program of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The study required the well-controlled and characterized exposure of individually housed, unrestrained mice at 1900 MHz and rats at 900 MHz, frequencies chosen to give best uniformity exposure of organs and tissues. The wbSAR, the peak spatial SAR and the organ specific SAR as well as the uncertainty and variation due to the exposure environment, differences in the growth rates, and animal posture were assessed...
December 2017: IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217848/a-radio-frequency-radiation-exposure-system-for-rodents-based-on-reverberation-chambers
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Myles Capstick, Niels Kuster, Sven Kuehn, Veronica Berdinas-Torres, Yijian Gong, Perry Wilson, John Ladbury, Galen Koepke, David L McCormick, James Gauger, Ronald L Melnick
In this paper we present the novel design features, their technical implementation, and an evaluation of the radio Frequency (RF) exposure systems developed for the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) studies on the potential toxicity and carcinogenicity of 2nd and 3rd generation mobile-phone signals. The system requirements for this 2-year NTP cancer bioassay study were the tightly-controlled lifetime exposure of rodents (1568 rats and 1512 mice) to three power levels plus sham simulating typical daily, and higher, exposures of users of GSM and CDMA (IS95) signals...
August 2017: IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211803/hypoxia-and-inactivity-related-physiological-changes-precede-or-take-place-in-absence-of-significant-rearrangements-in-bacterial-community-structure-the-planhab-randomized-trial-pilot-study
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Robert Šket, Nicole Treichel, Susanne Kublik, Tadej Debevec, Ola Eiken, Igor Mekjavić, Michael Schloter, Marius Vital, Jenna Chandler, James M Tiedje, Boštjan Murovec, Zala Prevoršek, Matevž Likar, Blaž Stres
We explored the assembly of intestinal microbiota in healthy male participants during the randomized crossover design of run-in (5 day) and experimental phases (21-day normoxic bed rest (NBR), hypoxic bed rest (HBR) and hypoxic ambulation (HAmb) in a strictly controlled laboratory environment, with balanced fluid and dietary intakes, controlled circadian rhythm, microbial ambiental burden and 24/7 medical surveillance. The fraction of inspired O2 (FiO2) and partial pressure of inspired O2 (PiO2) were 0.209 and 133...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209511/effectiveness-of-composting-as-a-biosecure-disposal-method-for-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-pedv-infected-pig-carcasses
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Sarah Vitosh-Sillman, John Dustin Loy, Bruce Brodersen, Clayton Kelling, Kent Eskridge, Amy Millmier Schmidt
Background: Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is an enteric disease of swine that has emerged as a worldwide threat to swine herd health and production. Substantial research has been conducted to assess viability of the virus on surfaces of vehicles and equipment, in feed and water, and on production building surfaces, but little is known about the persistence in PEDV-infected carcasses and effective disposal methods thereof. This study was conducted to quantify the persistence of PEDV RNA via quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) at various time-temperature combinations and in infected piglet carcasses subjected to composting...
2017: Porcine Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207321/a-multi-institutional-registry-of-pediatric-hospital-acquired-thrombosis-cases-the-children-s-hospital-acquired-thrombosis-chat-project
#10
Julie Jaffray, Arash Mahajerin, Guy Young, Neil Goldenberg, Lingyun Ji, Richard Sposto, Amy Stillings, Emily Krava, Brian Branchford
BACKGROUND: Pediatric hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) rates have increased dramatically. To achieve generalizable knowledge in the derivation and validation of HA-VTE risk factors and risk prediction models and inform future risk-stratified prevention strategies, multi-institutional studies are needed. OBJECTIVES: This paper presents an investigator-initiated, multicenter pediatric case-cohort study designed to identify risk factors for HA-VTE to create a HA-VTE risk prediction model...
December 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201960/demographics-of-fall-related-trauma-among-the-elderly-presenting-to-emergency-department-a-cross-sectional-study
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Hamid Reza Morteza Bagi, Sajjad Ahmadi, Maryam Hosseini
Introduction: Falling is reported to be the most common cause of mortality due to trauma in individuals over the age of 75 years. The present study is designed with the aim of determining the demographics of fall-related trauma among the elderly presenting to emergency department (ED). Methods: The present prospective cross-sectional study was carried out on all elderly patients ≥ 60 years old presenting to ED of a major referral trauma center in North West of Iran during 1 year...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200543/a-protocol-for-training-group-housed-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta-to-cooperate-with-husbandry-and-research-procedures-using-positive-reinforcement
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Caralyn Kemp, Harriet Thatcher, David Farningham, Claire Witham, Ann MacLarnon, Amanda Holmes, Stuart Semple, Emily J Bethell
There has been increased recognition of the 3Rs in laboratory animal management over the last decade, including improvements in animal handling and housing. For example, positive reinforcement is now more widely used to encourage primates to cooperate with husbandry procedures, and improved enclosure design allows housing in social groups with opportunity to escape and avoid other primates and humans. Both practices have become gold standards in captive primate care resulting in improved health and behavioural outcomes...
December 2017: Applied Animal Behaviour Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199920/consumers-understanding-and-expectations-of-a-community-based-recovery-oriented-mental-health-rehabilitation-unit-a-pragmatic-grounded-theory-analysis
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Stephen Parker, Frances Dark, Ellie Newman, Dominic Hanley, William McKinlay, Carla Meurk
AIMS: Incorporating consumer perspectives into mental health services design is important in working to deliver recovery-oriented care. One of the challenges faced in mental health rehabilitation services is limited consumer engagement with the available support. Listening to consumers' expectations of mental health services, and what they hope to achieve, provides an opportunity to examine the alignment between existing services and the priorities and preferences of the people who use them...
December 4, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198318/growth-in-spaceflight-hardware-results-in-alterations-to-the-transcriptome-and-proteome
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Proma Basu, Colin P S Kruse, Darron R Luesse, Sarah E Wyatt
The Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) hardware has been used to house many biology experiments on both the Space Transport System (STS, commonly known as the space shuttle) and the International Space Station (ISS). However, microscopic examination of Arabidopsis seedlings by Johnson et al. (2015) indicated the hardware itself may affect cell morphology. The experiment herein was designed to assess the effects of the BRIC-Petri Dish Fixation Units (BRIC-PDFU) hardware on the transcriptome and proteome of Arabidopsis seedlings...
November 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198312/coupling-of-anaerobic-waste-treatment-to-produce-protein-and-lipid-rich-bacterial-biomass
#15
Lisa M Steinberg, Rachel E Kronyak, Christopher H House
Future long-term manned space missions will require effective recycling of water and nutrients as part of a life support system. Biological waste treatment is less energy intensive than physicochemical treatment methods, yet anaerobic methanogenic waste treatment has been largely avoided due to slow treatment rates and safety issues concerning methane production. However, methane is generated during atmosphere regeneration on the ISS. Here we propose waste treatment via anaerobic digestion followed by methanotrophic growth of Methylococcus capsulatus to produce a protein- and lipid-rich biomass that can be directly consumed, or used to produce other high-protein food sources such as fish...
November 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197356/social-and-health-outcomes-following-upgrades-to-a-national-housing-standard-a-multilevel-analysis-of-a-five-wave-repeated-cross-sectional-survey
#16
Wouter Poortinga, Nikki Jones, Simon Lannon, Huw Jenkins
BACKGROUND: While existing research indicates that housing improvements are associated with health improvements, less is known about the wider social and health benefits of meeting national housing standards, as well as those of their specific constituent measures. This study evaluates the impacts of a managed housing upgrade programme through a repeated cross-sectional survey design. METHODS: A five-wave repeated cross-sectional survey was conducted over a seven-year period from 2009 to 2016 (n = 2075; n = 2219; n = 2015; n = 1991; and n = 1709, respectively)...
December 2, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194579/targeted-gene-sequencing-and-whole-exome-sequencing-in-autopsied-fetuses-with-prenatally-diagnosed-kidney-anomalies
#17
M Rasmussen, L Sunde, M L Nielsen, M Ramsing, A Petersen, T D Hjortshøj, T E Olsen, A Tabor, J M Hertz, I Johnsen, L Sperling, O B Petersen, U B Jensen, F G Møller, M B Petersen, D L Lildballe
Identification of fetal kidney anomalies invites questions about underlying causes and recurrence risk in future pregnancies. We therefore investigated the diagnostic yield of next-generation sequencing in fetuses with bilateral kidney anomalies and the correlation between disrupted genes and fetal phenotypes. Fetuses with bilateral kidney anomalies were screened using an in-house-designed kidney-gene panel. In families where candidate variants were not identified, whole-exome sequencing was performed. Genes uncovered by this analysis were added to our kidney-panel...
November 30, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188481/using-case-management-in-a-universal-health-coverage-system-to-improve-quality-of-life-of-frequent-emergency-department-users-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Katia Iglesias, Stéphanie Baggio, Karine Moschetti, Jean-Blaise Wasserfallen, Olivier Hugli, Jean-Bernard Daeppen, Bernard Burnand, Patrick Bodenmann
PURPOSE: Frequent Emergency Department users are likely to experience poor quality of life (QOL). Case management interventions are efficient in responding to the complex needs of this population, but their effects on QOL have not been tested yet. Therefore, the aim of our study was to examine to what extent a case management intervention improved frequent Emergency Department users' QOL in a universal health coverage system. METHODS: Data were part of a randomized controlled trial designed to improve frequent Emergency Department users' QOL at the Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland...
November 29, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186280/facehbi-a-prospective-study-of-risk-factors-biomarkers-and-cognition-in-a-cohort-of-individuals-with-subjective-cognitive-decline-study-rationale-and-research-protocols
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O Rodriguez-Gomez, A Sanabria, A Perez-Cordon, D Sanchez-Ruiz, C Abdelnour, S Valero, I Hernandez, M Rosende-Roca, A Mauleon, L Vargas, M Alegret, A Espinosa, G Ortega, M Guitart, A Gailhajanet, O Sotolongo-Grau, S Moreno-Grau, S Ruiz, M Tarragona, J Serra, E Martin, E Peleja, F Lomeña, F Campos, A Vivas, M Gomez-Chiari, M A Tejero, J Giménez, P Pesini, M Sarasa, G Martinez, A Ruiz, L Tarraga, M Boada
BACKGROUND: Long-term longitudinal studies with multimodal biomarkers are needed to delve into the knowledge of preclinical AD. Subjective cognitive decline has been proposed as a risk factor for the development of cognitive impairment. Thus, including individuals with SCD in observational studies may be a cost-effective strategy to increase the prevalence of preclinical AD in the sample. OBJECTIVES: To describe the rationale, research protocols and baseline characteristics of participants in the Fundació ACE Healthy Brain Initiative (FACEHBI)...
2017: Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186159/predictors-of-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-among-older-adults-in-thailand
#20
Prabda Praphasiri, Darunee Ditsungnoen, Supakit Sirilak, Jarawee Rattanayot, Peera Areerat, Fatimah S Dawood, Kim A Lindblade
BACKGROUND: In advance of a large influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) cohort study among older adults in Thailand, we conducted a population-based, cross-sectional survey to measure vaccine coverage and identify factors associated with influenza vaccination among older Thai adults that could bias measures of vaccine effectiveness. METHOD: We selected adults ≥65 years using a two-stage, stratified, cluster sampling design. Functional status was assessed using the 10-point Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES); scores ≥3 indicated vulnerability...
2017: PloS One
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