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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912981/examining-the-association-between-surface-bioburden-and-frequently-touched-sites-in-intensive-care
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C E Adams, J Smith, V Watson, C Robertson, S J Dancer
BACKGROUND: Critical care patients are at increased risk of infection. Near-patient surfaces act as reservoirs of microbial soil, which may contain pathogens. AIM: To correlate soil levels with hand-touch frequency of near-patient sites in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Five sites around each bed in a 10-bed ICU were screened for total microbial soil (cfu/cm(2)) and Staphylococcus aureus every month for 10 months. Selected sites were infusion pump and cardiac monitor, left and right bedrails, and bed table...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907970/-epidemiology-etiology-and-clinical-picture-of-enteroviral-meningitis-in-children-in-south-moravia
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Adriana Braunová, Petra Rainetová, Lenka Krbková, Iva Čapovová, Lenka Klapačová, Václav Musil, Martin Musílek, Jana Bednářová
OBJECTIVES: Enteroviruses (EVs) are the most common cause of aseptic viral meningitis. In some cases, they can cause severe meningoencephalitis and acute flaccid paralysis - an association with some virulent serotypes. The objectives were to describe the epidemiological situation of EV meningitis in children in South Moravia, to elucidate the etiology including the incidence of virulent serotypes and to evaluate the clinical presentation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 88 children with EV meningitis were prospectively evaluated...
September 2016: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871132/aspergillus-penicillioides-differentiation-and-cell-division-at-0-585-water-activity
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Andrew Stevenson, Philip G Hamill, Callum J O'Kane, Gerhard Kminek, John D Rummel, Mary A Voytek, Jan Dijksterhuis, John E Hallsworth
Water availability acts as the most-stringent constraint for life on Earth. Thus, understanding the water relations of microbial extremophiles is imperative to our ability to increase agricultural productivity (e.g., by enhancing the processing and turnover of dead organic matter in soils of arid regions); reduce human exposure to mycotoxins in buildings and our food-supply chain; prevent the spoilage of foods/animal feeds, books, museum specimens and artworks; and better control microbiology of industrial fermentations...
November 21, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862710/frequent-emergency-department-visitors-are-frequent-primary-care-visitors-and-report-unmet-primary-care-needs
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Amy Cunningham, Dawn Mautner, Bon Ku, Kevin Scott, Marianna LaNoue
A small percentage of emergency department (ED) visitors account for a disproportionate portion of ED visits. Little is known about their relationships with their primary care providers (PCPs). This study compares frequent and infrequent ED visitors' primary care utilization and perceptions of primary care access, continuity, and connectedness and examines primary care utilization and perceptions as predictors of ED use. Data were obtained from 2 cross-sectional studies of psychosocial predictors of high levels of utilization at 2 urban hospitals...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845478/healthcare-associated-infections-educational-intervention-by-adult-learning-in-an-italian-teaching-hospital
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A Rinaldi, A Marani, M Montesano, S Berdini, M C Petruccioli, F Di Ninno, R Orioli, F Ferretti, G Tarsitani, C Napoli, A De Luca, G B Orsi
BACKGROUND: An educational intervention for HAI prevention based on a combination of training, motivation and subsequent application in the current clinical practice in an Italian teaching hospital. METHODS: In 2015-2016 a pilot mandatory training on HAI targeted to HCWs was organized in the 450 bed teaching hospital Sant'Andrea in Rome. By adopting the "Impact/control matrix" prioritization tool, the relative level of impact (risk in causing or favoring HAI) and control (possibility for HCWs to prevent HAI) attributed by the participants to the issues associated to HAI during their working groups was evaluated...
November 2016: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842469/lost-keys-understanding-service-providers-impressions-of-frequent-visitors-to-psychiatric-emergency-services-in-singapore
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Daniel Poremski, Ganesh Kunjithapatham, Doris Koh, Xin Ya Lim, Mark Alexander, Cheng Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study used administrative data to identify characteristics of frequent users of Singapore's largest specialized psychiatric emergency department (ED). Qualitative interviews were conducted to understand staff opinions of frequent visitors. METHODS: Data were from administrative records of all adult visits to the ED (N=16,123 visits of 10,108 individual users) in 2014. Random-effects logistic regressions were used to identify demographic and diagnostic characteristics of frequent visitors...
November 15, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812123/effectiveness-of-pricing-strategies-on-french-fries-and-fruit-purchases-among-university-students-results-from-an-on-campus-restaurant-experiment
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Tom Deliens, Benedicte Deforche, Lieven Annemans, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Peter Clarys
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the effect of a 10 and 20% meal price increase when choosing French fries and a 10 and 20% meal price reduction when choosing fruit for dessert on university students' purchasing behaviour in an on-campus restaurant. The moderating effect of gender was also investigated. Secondly, this study aimed at gaining further insight into reasons why these price manipulations did or did not change students' purchasing behaviour. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This two-phased mixed-methods study was conducted in a Belgian on-campus university restaurant with approximately 1200 to 1300 student visitors per day...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770594/pollination-biology-of-the-hexaploid-self-compatible-species-turnera-velutina-passifloraceae
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P Sosenski, S E Ramos, C A Domínguez, K Boege, J Fornoni
The evolution of monomorphisms from heterostylous ancestors has been related to the presence of homostyly and the loss of self-incompatibility, allowing the occurrence of selfing, which could be advantageous under pollinator limitation. However, flowers of some monomorphic species show herkogamy, attraction and rewarding traits that presumably favour cross-pollination and/or a mixed mating system. This study evaluated the contributions of pollinators, breeding system and floral traits to the reproduction of Turnera velutina, a herkogamous monomorphic species...
October 22, 2016: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770587/pollination-of-campomanesia-phaea-myrtaceae-by-night-active-bees-a-new-nocturnal-pollination-system-mediated-by-floral-scent
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G D Cordeiro, M Pinheiro, S Dötterl, I Alves-Dos-Santos
Bees are the most important diurnal pollinators of angiosperms. In several groups of bees a nocturnal/crepuscular habit developed, yet little is known about their role in pollination and whether some plants are adapted specifically to these bees. We used a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the reproductive biology and to understand the role of nocturnal/crepuscular bees in pollination of Campomanesia phaea (Myrtaceae), popularly named cambuci. We studied the floral biology and breeding system of C. phaea...
October 22, 2016: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698269/community-pharmacists-evaluation-of-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-in-older-community-dwelling-patients-with-polypharmacy-observational-research-based-on-the-gheop%C3%A2-s-tool
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Eline Tommelein, Els Mehuys, Inge Van Tongelen, Mirko Petrovic, Annemie Somers, Pieter Colin, Sophie Demarche, Thierry Van Hees, Thierry Christiaens, Koen Boussery
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to (i) determine the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in community-dwelling older polypharmacy patients using the Ghent Older People's Prescriptions community-Pharmacy Screening (GheOP³S) tool, (ii) identify the items that account for the highest proportion of PIP and (iii) identify the patient variables that may influence the occurrence of PIP. Additionally, pharmacist-physician contacts emerging from PIP screening with the GheOP³S tool and feasibility of the GheOP³S tool in daily practice were evaluated...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634563/impact-of-observing-hand-hygiene-in-practice-and-research-a-methodological-reconsideration
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D J Gould, S Creedon, A Jeanes, N S Drey, J Chudleigh, D Moralejo
The purpose of hand hygiene is to break the chain of healthcare-associated infection. In many countries hand hygiene is regularly audited as part of quality assurance based on recommendations from the World Health Organization. Direct observation is the recommended audit method but is associated with disadvantages, including potential for being observed to alter usual behaviour. The Hawthorne effect in relation to hand hygiene is analogous with productivity improvement by increasing the frequency with which hand hygiene is undertaken...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633220/a-case-for-inclusive-design-analyzing-the-needs-of-those-who-frequent-taiwan-s-urban-parks
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Ko-Chiu Wu, Lih-Yau Song
Taiwan's declining birthrate has resulted in an aging population, and the needs addressed by public facilities are changing along with the shifting population structure. Visitors to urban parks filled out 869 questionnaires on the topic of inclusive design. Structural equation modeling revealed that park patrons could be categorized as those with special needs, and the general public. The biggest difference between these two groups manifests in their disparate needs concerning outdoor primary service facilities, followed by facilities related to accessibility, automation and the functions performed in open areas...
January 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575320/-we-actually-care-and-we-want-to-make-the-parks-better-a-qualitative-study-of-youth-experiences-and-perceptions-after-conducting-park-audits
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David G Gallerani, Gina M Besenyi, Sonja A Wilhelm Stanis, Andrew T Kaczynski
This study explored youths' experiences and perceptions about community engagement as a result of participating in a community-based data collection project using paper and mobile technology park environmental audit tools. In July 2014, youth (ages 11-18, n=50) were recruited to participate in nine focus groups after auditing two parks each using paper, electronic, or both versions of the Community Park Audit Tool in Greenville County, SC. The focus groups explored the youths' experiences participating in the project, changes as a result of participation, suggested uses of park audit data collected, and who should use the tools...
August 27, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551374/specialist-pollinators-deplete-pollen-in-the-spring-ephemeral-wildflower-claytonia-virginica
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Alison J Parker, Neal M Williams, James D Thomson
Pollinators that collect pollen - and specifically, pollen-specialist bees - are often considered to be the best pollinators of a (host) plant. Although pollen collectors and pollen specialists often benefit host plants, especially in the pollen that they deliver (their pollination "effectiveness"), they can also exact substantial costs because they are motivated to collect as much pollen as possible, reducing the proportion of pollen removed that is subsequently delivered to stigmas (their pollination "efficiency")...
August 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535555/development-and-implementation-of-an-online-clinical-pathway-for-adult-chronic-kidney-disease-in-primary-care-a-mixed-methods-study
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Maoliosa Donald, Kerry McBrien, Wes Jackson, Braden J Manns, Marcello Tonelli, Kathryn King-Shier, Kailash Jindal, Richard Z Lewanczuk, Nairne Scott-Douglas, Ted Braun, Sharon E Straus, Christopher Naugler, Meghan J Elliott, Min Jun, Brenda R Hemmelgarn
BACKGROUND: Primary care physicians and other primary health care professionals from Alberta, Canada identified a clinical pathway as a potential tool to facilitate uptake of clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, management and referral of adults with chronic kidney disease. We describe the development and implementation of a chronic kidney disease clinical pathway (CKD-CP; www.ckdpathway.ca ). METHODS: The CKD-CP was developed and implemented based on the principles of the Knowledge-To-Action Cycle framework...
2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530075/reliability-of-the-entomovector-technology-using-prestop-mix-and-bombus-terrestris-l-as-a-fungal-disease-biocontrol-method-in-open-field
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Reet Karise, Gerit Dreyersdorff, Mona Jahani, Eve Veromann, Eve Runno-Paurson, Tanel Kaart, Guy Smagghe, Marika Mänd
Botrytis cinerea Pers.:Fr. is a major plant pathogen, and a new approach is needed for its control in strawberry to minimise the increasing use of synthetic fungicides. The biofungicide Prestop-Mix, which contains Gliocladium catenulatum, is effective against Botrytis infections; however, the need for frequent applications increases the costs for farmers. Here, we demonstrate that bumble bees, Bombus terrestris L., effectively disseminate the preparation onto flowers in open field conditions. Over the course of three years, we found a highly significant decrease in the rate of Botrytis infection...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500754/do-behavioural-changes-within-pollinator-species-influence-pollination-a-quantitative-study-with-hummingbirds-and-a-neotropical-shrub
#17
Pietro Kiyoshi Maruyama, Danielle G Justino, Paulo Eugênio Oliveira
• Floral visitors differ in their efficacy as pollinators and the impact of different pollinator species on the pollen flow and plant reproduction has been frequently evaluated. In contrast, the impact of within-species foraging changes on their efficacy as pollinators has been seldom quantified. • We studied a self-incompatible shrub Palicourea rigida (Rubiaceae) and its hummingbird pollinators which adjust their behaviour according to floral resources availability. Fluorescence microscopy was used to access pollen tube growth and incompatibility reaction in pistils after a single visit of territorial or intruder hummingbirds in two populations...
August 8, 2016: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27411251/moderation-is-best-effects-of-grazing-intensity-on-plant-flower-visitor-networks-in-mediterranean-communities
#18
Amparo Lazaro, Thomas Tscheulin, Jelle Devalez, Georgios Nakas, Anastasia Stefanaki, Effie Hanlidou, Theodora Petanidou
The structure of pollination networks is an important indicator of ecosystem stability and functioning. Livestock grazing is a frequent land use practice that directly affects the abundance and diversity of flowers and pollinators and, therefore, may indirectly affect the structure of pollination networks. We studied how grazing intensity affected the structure of plant-flower visitor networks along a wide range of grazing intensities by sheep and goats, using data from 11 Mediterranean plant-flower visitor communities from Lesvos Island, Greece...
April 2016: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27324788/formal-education-previous-interaction-and-perception-influence-the-attitudes-of-people-toward-the-conservation-of-snakes-in-a-large-urban-center-of-northeastern-brazil
#19
Luan Tavares Pinheiro, João Fabrício Mota Rodrigues, Diva Maria Borges-Nojosa
BACKGROUND: The attitudes and perceptions of people toward animals are influenced by sociodemographic factors, such as formal education and gender, and by personal experience. Understanding these interactions is critical for the establishment of conservation strategies for animals that have conflictual relationships with humans, such as snakes. Our study aims to explain how perceptions and the human fear of snakes vary and are influenced by formal education and gender. In addition, it aims to show how prior interaction with these animals influence these perceptions and the human fear toward snakes and how these perceptions and fear influence the importance of conservation of these animals...
2016: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27302420/factors-influencing-satisfaction-with-emergency-department-medical-service-patients-and-their-companions-perspectives
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Heesook Son, Young-Hee Yom
AIMS: To examine the individual determinants that influence satisfaction with medical services at the emergency department and to compare the factors that influence satisfaction for the patients, compared with their companions. METHODS: Using data from the 2009 Korea Health Panel Survey, Andersen's behavioral model was used to examine the factors that affect satisfaction with service. A logistic regression analysis was conducted with the data. RESULTS: Patients who were older, female, and employed were more satisfied with the service, as were patients who visited more frequently and those who had non-surgical treatment...
June 15, 2016: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
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