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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306736/identifying-predictive-motor-factors-for-falls-in-post-menopausal-breast-cancer-survivors
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Marek Zak, Malgorzata Biskup, Pawel Macek, Halina Krol, Szymon Krupnik, Anna Opuchlik
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer treatment, including radical surgery, is also pursued as late as the 7th - 8th decade of women's lives. Standard physical rehabilitation procedures offered to those women are predominantly focused on attenuating specific functional deficits of the upper limb and trunk. Seldom do they entail any regimens specifically aimed at recovering overall functionality, and reducing exposure to falls-risk. The study aimed to assess potential interrelationships between the self-reported falls, individual functional capabilities and appreciably reducing exposure to falls-risk in a group of post-menopausal, post-surgical breast cancer survivors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270272/implementation-and-assessment-of-an-ambulatory-prescribing-guidance-tool-to-improve-patient-safety-in-the-geriatric-population
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Daniel J Ruhland, Jessica M Bellone, Erin Wilkes
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of a clinical decision support (CDS) tool aimed at decreasing the prescribing of glyburide, a potentially inappropriate medication (PIM), in patients 65 years of age and older. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental, pre-post intervention study. SETTING: Ambulatory care clinics of an academic medical center. INTERVENTION: The tool appeared to providers when entering new prescriptions or refills for glyburide...
March 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269633/design-and-preliminary-assessment-of-a-smart-textile-for-respiratory-monitoring-based-on-an-array-of-fiber-bragg-gratings
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C Massaroni, M Ciocchetti, G Di Tomaso, P Saccomandi, M A Caponero, A Polimadei, D Formica, E Schena
Comfortable and easy to wear smart textiles have gained popularity for continuous respiratory monitoring. Among different emerging technologies, smart textiles based on fiber optic sensors (FOSs) have several advantages, like Magnetic Resonance (MR)-compatibility and good metrological properties. In this paper we report on the development and assessment of an MR-compatible smart textiles based on FOSs for respiratory monitoring. The system consists of six fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors glued on the textile to monitor six compartments of the chest wall (i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250818/integrating-enzyme-fermentation-in-lignocellulosic-ethanol-production-life-cycle-assessment-and-techno-economic-analysis
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Johanna Olofsson, Zsolt Barta, Pål Börjesson, Ola Wallberg
BACKGROUND: Cellulase enzymes have been reported to contribute with a significant share of the total costs and greenhouse gas emissions of lignocellulosic ethanol production today. A potential future alternative to purchasing enzymes from an off-site manufacturer is to integrate enzyme and ethanol production, using microorganisms and part of the lignocellulosic material as feedstock for enzymes. This study modelled two such integrated process designs for ethanol from logging residues from spruce production, and compared it to an off-site case based on existing data regarding purchased enzymes...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246494/proposed-score-for-the-self-assessment-of-an-endoscopy-department-performance-in-colonoscopy-screening
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Ioan Sporea, Alina Popescu, Roxana Sirli, Oliviu Pascu, Cristina Cijevschi Prelipcean, Daniela Dobru, Simona Bota, Diana Gherhardt, Oana Gradinaru, Madalina Popescu
The aim of the paper was to propose a score for performance evaluation in colonoscopy units. METHOD: We proposed a score (CDCD score - Cecal intubation, polyp Detection rate, Cleansing and Documentation of cecal intubation) based on the following parameters that assess the quality of colonoscopy units: total colonoscopies rate, polyp detection rate, rate of cecal intubation photo record, rate of recorded Boston bowel preparation scale (BBPS) (rated 1 to 5 stars). The mean score obtained based on the above mentioned criteria was used as a quality parameter of the endoscopy unit...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245980/assessment-of-domestic-cat-personality-as-perceived-by-416-owners-suggests-six-dimensions
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Pauleen C Bennett, Nicholas J Rutter, Jessica K Woodhead, Tiffani J Howell
Understanding individual behavioral differences in domestic cats could lead to improved selection when potential cat owners choose a pet with whom to share their lives, along with consequent improvements in cat welfare. Yet very few attempts have been made to elicit cat personality dimensions using the trait-based exploratory approaches applied previously, with some success, to humans and dogs. In this study, a list of over 200 adjectives used to describe cat personality was assembled. This list was refined by two focus groups...
February 27, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240792/radiofrequency-exposure-near-an-attocell-as-part-of-an-ultra-high-density-access-network
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Arno Thielens, Günter Vermeeren, Olivier Caytan, Guy Torfs, Piet Demeester, Johan Bauwelinck, Hendrik Rogier, Luc Martens, Wout Joseph
In the future, wireless radiofrequency (RF) telecommunications networks will provide users with gigabit-per-second data rates. Therefore, these networks are evolving toward hybrid networks, which will include commonly used macro- and microcells in combination with local ultra-high density access networks consisting of so-called attocells. The use of attocells requires a proper compliance assessment of exposure to RF electromagnetic radiation. This paper presents, for the first time, such a compliance assessment of an attocell operating at 3...
February 27, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236542/the-role-of-active-b-cells-in-allergen-immunotherapy
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M H Celiksoy, R Sancak, A Yildiran
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to examine the changes in B lymphocyte subsets in patients receiving allergen immunotherapy. METHODS: B lymphocyte subsets of patients before immunotherapy and one year after immunotherapy began were examined using the flow cytometric method. Age-matched healthy children served as the control group. RESULTS: Twenty-two patients with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis and 14 healthy, age-matched controls were included in the study...
February 21, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227891/design-and-preliminary-assessment-of-a-smart-textile-for-respiratory-monitoring-based-on-an-array-of-fiber-bragg-gratings
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C Massaroni, M Ciocchetti, G Di Tomaso, P Saccomandi, M A Caponero, A Polimadei, D Formica, E Schena, C Massaroni, M Ciocchetti, G Di Tomaso, P Saccomandi, M A Caponero, A Polimadei, D Formica, E Schena, G Di Tomaso, M A Caponero, E Schena, M Ciocchetti, C Massaroni, A Polimadei, P Saccomandi, D Formica
Comfortable and easy to wear smart textiles have gained popularity for continuous respiratory monitoring. Among different emerging technologies, smart textiles based on fiber optic sensors (FOSs) have several advantages, like Magnetic Resonance (MR)-compatibility and good metrological properties. In this paper we report on the development and assessment of an MR-compatible smart textiles based on FOSs for respiratory monitoring. The system consists of six fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors glued on the textile to monitor six compartments of the chest wall (i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226316/clinical-evidence-of-increase-in-hair-growth-and-decrease-in-hair-loss-without-adverse-reactions-promoted-by-the-commercial-lotion-ecohair%C3%A2
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María Rosario Alonso, Claudia Anesini
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hair exerts protection, sensory functions, thermoregulation, and sexual attractiveness. Hair loss (alopecia) is caused by several diseases, drug intake, hormone imbalance, stress, and infections (Malassesia furfur). Drugs usually used in alopecia produce irreversible systemic and local side effects. An association of extracts of Coffea arabica and Larrea divaricata (ECOHAIR®) is successfully being commercialized in Argentina for hair growth. The aim of this study was to provide scientific support for the efficacy and innocuousness of ECOHAIR® in patients with noncicatricial alopecia during a 3-month treatment...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207521/quantitative-assessment-of-the-relationship-between-rassf1a-gene-promoter-methylation-and-bladder-cancer-prisma
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Leyun Zhan, Bingyi Zhang, Yaojun Tan, Chengliang Yang, Chenhong Huang, Qiongya Wu, Yulin Zhang, Xiaobo Chen, Mi Zhou, Aihua Shu
BACKGROUND: Methylation of the Ras-association domain family 1 isoform A (RASSF1A) gene promoter region is thought to participate in the initiation and development of many different cancers. However, in bladder cancer the role of RASSF1A methylation was unclear. To evaluate the relationship between RASSF1A methylation and bladder cancer, a quantitative assessment of an independent meta-analysis was performed. In addition, a DNA methylation microarray database from the cancer genome atlas (TCGA) project was used to validate the results of the meta-analysis...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204701/cost-and-efficacy-assessment-of-an-alternative-medication-compliance-urine-drug-testing-strategy
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Kelly Doyle, Frederick G Strathmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192812/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-through-the-needle-forceps-biopsy-in-the-assessment-of-an-incidental-large-pancreatic-cystic-lesion-with-prior-inconclusive-fine-needle-aspiration
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Alexander Huelsen, Caroline Cooper, Nivene Saad, Saurabh Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191775/noninvasive-assessment-of-an-engineered-bioactive-graft-in-myocardial-infarction-impact-on-cardiac-function-and-scar-healing
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Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Ramon Bragós, Carolina Soler-Botija, Idoia Díaz-Güemes, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Verónica Crisóstomo, Francisco M Sánchez-Margallo, Aida Llucià-Valldeperas, Paco Bogónez-Franco, Isaac Perea-Gil, Santiago Roura, Antoni Bayes-Genis
Cardiac tissue engineering, which combines cells and biomaterials, is promising for limiting the sequelae of myocardial infarction (MI). We assessed myocardial function and scar evolution after implanting an engineered bioactive impedance graft (EBIG) in a swine MI model. The EBIG comprises a scaffold of decellularized human pericardium, green fluorescent protein-labeled porcine adipose tissue-derived progenitor cells (pATPCs), and a customized-design electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) monitoring system...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186438/a-semiautomated-microfluidic-platform-for-real-time-investigation-of-nanoparticles-cellular-uptake-and-cancer-cells-tracking
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Mariana R Carvalho, F Raquel Maia, Joana Silva-Correia, Bruno M Costa, Rui L Reis, Joaquim M Oliveira
AIM: Develop a platform composed of labeled dendrimer nanoparticles (NPs) and a microfluidic device for real-time monitoring of cancer cells fate. MATERIALS & METHODS: Carboxymethylchitosan/poly(amidoamine) dendrimer NPs were labeled with fluorescein-5(6)-isothiocyanate and characterized using different physicochemical techniques. After, HeLa, HCT-116 and U87MG were cultured in the presence of NPs, and cell viability and internalization efficiency in static (standard culture) and dynamic (microfluidic culture) conditions were investigated...
February 10, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179913/potential-responses-of-vascular-plants-from-the-pristine-lost-world-of-the-neotropical-guayana-highlands-to-global-warming-review-and-new-perspectives
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Valentí Rull, Teresa Vegas-Vilarrúbia
The neotropical Guayana Highlands (GH) are one of the few remaining pristine environments on Earth, and they host amazing biodiversity with a high degree endemism, especially among vascular plants. Despite the lack of direct human disturbance, GH plants and their communities are threatened with extinction from habitat loss due to global warming (GW). Geographic information systems simulations involving the entire known vascular GH flora (>2430 species) predict potential GW-driven extinctions on the order of 80% by the end of this century, including nearly half of the endemic species...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176926/parental-opinions-regarding-an-opt-out-consent-process-for-inpatient-pediatric-prospective-observational-research-in-the-us
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Danielle M Fernandes, Allison P Roland, Marilyn C Morris
OBJECTIVE: To explore parental opinions regarding opt-out consent for inpatient pediatric prospective observational research in the US. STUDY DESIGN: A series of handouts describing hypothetical observational research studies with opt-out consent were reviewed by parents of hospitalized children. A verbal survey explored parental opinions about the proposed consent process. RESULTS: A total of 166 parents reviewed the handout and completed the survey...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166578/piloting-the-mobile-medical-milestones-application-m3app%C3%A2-a-multi-institution-evaluation
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Cristen Page, Alfred Reid, Catherine L Coe, Janalynn Beste, Blake Fagan, Erica Steinbacher, Warren P Newton
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Competency-based evaluation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Milestones requires the development of new evaluation tools that can better capture learners' behavior. This study describes the implementation and initial assessment of an innovative point-of-care mobile application, the M3App,© linked to the Family Medicine Milestones. METHODS: Seven family medicine residency programs in North Carolina implemented the M3App...
January 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159240/efficacy-assessment-of-an-inactivated-tembusu-virus-vaccine-candidate-in-ducks
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Lijiao Zhang, Zhanhong Li, Qingshui Zhang, Mengxu Sun, Shuang Li, Wenliang Su, Xueying Hu, Weiyong He, Jingliang Su
Duck Tembusu virus (TMUV) is a recently identified pathogen that causes severe egg drop and neurological disease in domestic duck and goose flocks. The infection has spread across the China mainland since its outbreak in 2010. Effective vaccines are needed to fight the disease. In this work, we describe the development and laboratory assessment of a cell culture-derived, inactivated duck TMUV vaccine. The TMUV-JXSP strain was successfully propagated on a baby hamster kidney cell line (BHK-21), inactivated with beta-propiolactone (BPL) and emulsified with mineral oil...
February 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159022/global-performance-of-epidemiologic-surveillance-of-zika-virus-rapid-assessment-of-an-ongoing-epidemic
#20
E F Manrique-Hernández, J A Fernández-Niño, A J Idrovo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Public Health
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