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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810855/the-influence-of-family-accommodation-on-pediatric-hospital-experience-in-canada
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Linda S Franck, Deron Ferguson, Sarah Fryda, Nicole Rubin
BACKGROUND: The goals of our study were to describe the types of family accommodation for parents of hospitalized children and to examine their influence on the pediatric hospital experience. METHODS: This multi-site cohort survey included 10 hospitals in Ontario Province, Canada. Participants were parents of inpatient children (n = 1240). Main outcome measures included ratings of three parent-reported measures of hospital experience: overall hospital experience; willingness to recommend the hospital to family or friends; and how much the accommodation type helped parent stay involved in their child's hospital care...
August 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810192/vaginal-and-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-as-an-outpatient-procedure-a-systematic-review
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Suzanne J Dedden, Peggy M A J Geomini, Judith A F Huirne, Marlies Y Bongers
OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomies are common gynaecological procedures. Same-day discharge is usual care in various gynaecological procedures like laparoscopic sterilisation and laparoscopic oophorectomies. In major procedures like vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy patients are usually admitted overnight. We systematically reviewed the literature to identify complications, risk factors for (re)admittance, financial consequences and patient satisfaction of same-day discharge after a vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy...
July 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806965/decreased-circulating-dihomo-gamma-linolenic-acid-levels-are-associated-with-total-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-cardiovascular-disease-and-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Shohei Ouchi, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Kazunori Shimada, Yurina Sugita, Megumi Shimizu, Azusa Murata, Takao Kato, Tatsuro Aikawa, Shoko Suda, Tomoyuki Shiozawa, Masaru Hiki, Shuhei Takahashi, Takatoshi Kasai, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have important roles in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. However, the clinical significance of omega-6 PUFAs in acute cardiovascular disease remains unknown. METHODS: We enrolled 417 consecutive patients with acute cardiovascular disease admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit at Juntendo University Hospital between April 2012 and October 2013. We investigated the association between serum PUFA levels and long-term mortality...
August 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805670/appetite-and-gut-hormones-response-to-a-putative-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitor-salacia-chinensis-in-overweight-obese-adults-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lihong Hao, Yvette Schlussel, Krista Fieselmann, Stephen H Schneider, Sue A Shapses
Animal studies indicate Salacia reduces body weight, possibly due to its α-glucosidase inhibitor (α-GI) properties, but this has not been examined previously. In this study, a randomized, placebo-controlled, three-way cross-over design was used to evaluate whether Salacia Chinensis (SC) reduces appetite in healthy overweight/obese individuals (body mass index 28.8 ±3.6 kg/m²; 32 ± 12 years). Forty-eight participants were fasted overnight and consumed a dose of SC (300 or 500 mg) or placebo with a fixed breakfast meal at each visit...
August 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800204/comparison-of-robotic-and-coblation-tongue-base-resection-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Chi Sang Hwang, Jin Won Kim, Jin Woong Kim, Eun Jung Lee, Chang-Hoon Kim, Joo-Heon Yoon, Hyung-Ju Cho
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) with endoscope-guided coblation tongue base resection. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: University-based tertiary care medical center. PARTICIPANTS: OSA patients who underwent endoscope-guided tongue base coblation resection or TORS in combination with lateral pharyngoplasty at a single institution in South Korea between April 2013 and December 2016 were investigated...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799879/the-pathophysiology-of-chronic-noncommunicating-hydrocephalus-lessons-from-continuous-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-and-ventricular-infusion-testing
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Per Kristian Eide
OBJECTIVE The pathophysiology of chronic noncommunicating hydrocephalus (ncHC) is poorly understood. This present study explored whether lessons about the pathophysiology of this clinical entity might be retrieved from results of overnight monitoring of pulsatile and static intracranial pressure (ICP) and ventricular infusion testing. METHODS The study cohort included adult patients (> 20 years of age) with chronic ncHC due to aqueductal stenosis in whom symptoms had lasted a minimum of 6 months. A reference cohort consisted of age- and sex-matched patients managed for communicating HC (cHC)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795452/resistance-training-does-not-alter-same-day-sleep-architecture-in-institutionalized-older-adults
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Jeffrey E Herrick, Shipra Puri, Kathy C Richards
Sleep disturbance is a common symptom in institutionalized older adults that reduces their quality of life and may contribute to progression of cognitive impairment. While we found that a 7-week combination of resistance training, walking and social activity significantly improved sleep in institutionalized older adults compared with a usual care control group, no one to our knowledge has determined the acute effects of resistance training on same-day sleep in this population. Given the effort required to promote exercise adherence in institutionalized older adults and to obtain a positive training effect, understanding of the acute effects of resistance training on same-day sleep architecture should be elucidated, especially with respect to unintended consequences...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794087/euglycaemic-ketoacidosis-a-potential-new-hazard-to-plastic-surgery-day-case-and-inpatient-procedures
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Aseel Sleiwah, Michael McBride, Claire E Black
A woman aged 44 underwent elective standard abdominoplasty and bilateral mastopexy (superiorly based pedicle with vertical scar) following weight loss of 8.5 stone (53.9 kg) over a 5-year period. She had type 2 diabetes and her antidiabetic medications included metformin, liraglutide and empagliflozin. Towards the end of the first postoperative day, she reported gradual onset of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Her condition continued to deteriorate overnight, becoming tachycardic and tachypnoeic. Urgent investigations showed severe diabetic ketoacidosis with euglycaemia...
August 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793958/pharmacokinetics-and-relative-bioavailability-of-a-generic-amisulpride-tablet-in-healthy-chinese-volunteers%C3%A2
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Si-Si Cao, Yan-Xia Ma, Ping-Fei Fang, Hua-Lin Cai, Yang Deng, Zhen-Yan Hou, Ying Chen, Miao Yan, Bi-Kui Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the pharmacokinetic properties and bioavailability of a newly developed formulation of amisulpride with those of a conventional formulation in healthy Chinese volunteers under fasting state. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-dose, two-sequence crossover study was designed. 20 healthy subjects (14 males and 6 females) were randomized into two groups. A single oral dose of amisulpride (200 mg) was given after an overnight fast of 12 hours...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789613/risk-factors-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-hypertensive-patients-at-hawassa-university-comprehensive-specialized-hospital-southern-ethiopia
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Agete Tadewos, Tariku Egeno, Antenah Amsalu
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among hypertensive patients in Ethiopia is very scarce, and the nature and the burden of MetS among these patients has not been well investigated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the pattern and risk factors of MetS in hypertensive patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at Hawassa University comprehensive specialized hospital from September 2015 to June 2016. Data on socio-demographic, clinical and anthropometric characteristics were collected from 238 hypertensive participants using WHO stepwise technique...
August 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783751/animal-related-factors-associated-with-moderate-to-severe-diarrhea-in-children-younger-than-five-years-in-western-kenya-a-matched-case-control-study
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Anne Conan, Ciara E O'Reilly, Eric Ogola, J Benjamin Ochieng, Anna J Blackstock, Richard Omore, Linus Ochieng, Fenny Moke, Michele B Parsons, Lihua Xiao, Dawn Roellig, Tamer H Farag, James P Nataro, Karen L Kotloff, Myron M Levine, Eric D Mintz, Robert F Breiman, Sarah Cleaveland, Darryn L Knobel
BACKGROUND: Diarrheal disease remains among the leading causes of global mortality in children younger than 5 years. Exposure to domestic animals may be a risk factor for diarrheal disease. The objectives of this study were to identify animal-related exposures associated with cases of moderate-to-severe diarrhea (MSD) in children in rural western Kenya, and to identify the major zoonotic enteric pathogens present in domestic animals residing in the homesteads of case and control children...
August 4, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783495/high-flow-ceramic-pot-filters
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D van Halem, H van der Laan, A I A Soppe, S G J Heijman
Ceramic pot filters are considered safe, robust and appropriate technologies, but there is a general consensus that water revenues are limited due to clogging of the ceramic element. The objective of this study was to investigate the potential of high flow ceramic pot filters to produce more water without sacrificing their microbial removal efficacy. High flow pot filters, produced by increasing the rice husk content, had a higher initial flow rate (6-19 L h(-1)), but initial LRVs for E. coli of high flow filters was slightly lower than for regular ceramic pot filters...
July 20, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776826/intragastric-infusion-of-the-bitter-tastant-quinine-suppresses-hormone-release-and-antral-motility-during-the-fasting-state-in-healthy-female-volunteers
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E Deloose, M Corsetti, L Van Oudenhove, I Depoortere, J Tack
BACKGROUND: Intragastric administration of the bitter tastant denatonium benzoate inhibits the increase of motilin plasma levels and antral contractility. While these findings suggest that gastrointestinal bitter taste receptors could be new targets to modulate gastrointestinal motility and hormone release, they need confirmation with other bitter receptor agonists. The primary aim was to evaluate the effect of intragastric administration of the bitter tastant quinine-hydrochloride (QHCl) on motilin and ghrelin plasma levels...
August 4, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776203/adaptive-temperature-regulation-in-the-little-bird-in-winter-predictions-from-a-stochastic-dynamic-programming-model
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Anders Brodin, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Andreas Nord
Several species of small birds are resident in boreal forests where environmental temperatures can be -20 to -30 °C, or even lower, in winter. As winter days are short, and food is scarce, winter survival is a challenge for small endothermic animals. A bird of this size will have to gain almost 10% of its lean body mass in fat every day to sustain overnight metabolism. Birds such as parids (titmice and chickadees) can use facultative hypothermia, a process in which body temperature is actively down-regulated to a specific level, to reduce heat loss and thus save energy...
August 3, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774754/altitudinal-variation-in-metabolic-parameters-of-a-small-afrotropical-bird
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Lindy J Thompson, Colleen T Downs
Of the numerous factors affecting avian metabolic rate, altitude is one of the least studied. We used mass-flow respirometry to measure resting metabolic rate (RMR), evaporative water loss (EWL) and respiratory exchange ratio (RER) in two populations of a small (10-12g) Afrotropical bird, the Cape White-eye (Zosterops virens), in summer and in winter. In total, 51 freshly wild-caught adult Cape White-eyes were measured overnight. Altitude was included as a source of variation in the best approximating models for body mass, whole-animal RMR, RER, whole-animal standard EWL and whole-animal basal EWL...
July 31, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771646/assessing-disaster-preparedness-among-select-children-s-summer-camps-in-the-united-states-and-canada
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Megan Chang, Alan Sielaff, Stuart Bradin, Kevin Walker, Michael Ambrose, Andrew Hashikawa
OBJECTIVE: Children's summer camps are at risk for multiple pediatric casualties during a disaster. The degree to which summer camps have instituted disaster preparedness is unknown. We assessed disaster preparedness among selected camps nationally for a range of disasters. METHODS: We partnered with a national, web-based electronic health records system to send camp leadership of 315 camp organizations a 14-question online survey of disaster preparedness. One response from each camp was selected in the following order of importance: owner, director, physician, nurse, medical technician, office staff, and other...
August 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771091/metabolic-syndrome-among-individuals-with-heroin-use-disorders-on-methadone-therapy-prevalence-characteristics-and-related-factors
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Gabriel Vallecillo, María José Robles, Marta Torrens, Pilar Samos, Albert Roquer, Paula K Martires, Arantza Sanvisens, Roberto Muga, Juan Pedro-Botet
BACKGROUND: Observational studies have reported a high prevalence of obesity and diabetes in subjects on methadone therapy, there are, however, limited data about metabolic syndrome. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and related factors in individuals with heroin use disorder on methadone therapy. METHODS: A cross-sectional study in individuals with heroin use disorder on methadone therapy at a drug-abuse outpatient center...
August 3, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768582/blind-overnight-a-case-of-fulminant-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Janpreet Singh Bhandohal, Taimur Mirza
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) is a syndrome seen predominantly in obese women of reproductive age group, characterized by signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure due to an unknown cause. Some individuals have a more malignant form of disease called fulminant idiopathic intracranial hypertension with rapid worsening of symptoms over days. We report a case of 33year-old obese female (BMI 36.9) who presented with a severe headache and blurred vision for one week, found to have idiopathic intracranial hypertension with rapid worsening of symptoms suggestive of a fulminant course of disease...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768458/second-trimester-urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-levels-in-gestational-diabetes-preliminary-results
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Burcu Kısa Karakaya, Gamze Sinem Çağlar, Tuba Çandar, Hatice Kansu-Çelik, Yasemin Taşçı, Salim Erkaya
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) levels in the second trimester of pregnant patients at the time of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urinary samples from 88 pregnant women who underwent gestational diabetes screening test were collected in late second trimester (24 - 28 weeks) prospectively. After an overnight fasting 75 g GTT was performed. The blood samples were drawn for measurement of glucose, insulin and HbA1c...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765564/acceleration-of-batch-type-heterogeneous-ligand-free-suzuki-miyaura-reactions-with-polymer-composite-supported-pd-catalyst
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Mian Wang, Han Xue, Fei Ju, Haijie Yang
An efficient and recyclable palladium (II) catalyst supported on a double-structured amphiphilic polymer composite was reported previously containing a polymer hydrogel within macroporous polystyrene (PS) microspheres. However, some critical questions have been unaddressed. First, the catalyst accelerated the heterogeneous ligand-free batch Suzuki-Miyaura reaction in a H2O/EtOH mixture solution at room temperature in the presence of air, which could be ascribed to the "on-water" effect taking place at the interface of the aqueous-organic and basic-aqueous phases created by sodium carbonate in H2O/EtOH...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
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