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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727681/notes-from-the-field-cluster-of-acute-flaccid-myelitis-in-five-pediatric-patients-maricopa-county-arizona-2016
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Sally A Iverson, Scott Ostdiek, Siru Prasai, David M Engelthaler, Melissa Kretschmer, Nicole Fowle, Harlori K Tokhie, Janell Routh, James Sejvar, Tracy Ayers, Jolene Bowers, Shane Brady, Shannon Rogers, W Allan Nix, Ken Komatsu, Rebecca Sunenshine
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July 21, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726459/leonard-d-goodstein-1927-2016
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Richard I Lanyon, W Warner Burke, Christopher Keys
Presents an obituary for Leonard D. Goodstein, who died in Scottsdale, Arizona, on July 20, 2016, at the age of 89. Goodstein was CEO of APA at a crucial time in its history when it faced both crippling financial difficulties and intramural conflict regarding the purpose of the organization. His efforts yielded important financial results and lasting structural changes to the organization. (PsycINFO Database Record
July 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721840/ogataea-haglerorum-sp-nov-a-novel-member-of-the-species-complex-ogataea-hansenula-polymorpha
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Gennadi I Naumov, Elena S Naumova, Ching-Fu Lee
Three strains representing a novel species of the Ogataea clade were isolated by W. T. Starmer and H. J. Phaff from rotting tissue of Opuntia phaeacantha in Arizona, USA. Analyses of the sequences of the D1/D2 LSU rRNA gene, ITS1-5.8S-ITS2, and translation elongation factor-1α (EF-1 α) showed that this novel species belongs to the Ogataea polymorpha complex formed by Ogataea angusta, Ogataea parapolymorpha and Ogataea polymorpha. The novel species differs from these species by 4-5 nucleotide substitutions in the D1/D2 domain, by 28-29 nucleotide substitutions in the EF-α gene and by 18-24 nucleotide substitutions and 2-5 indels in the ITS-5...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720400/viewing-an-ultra-brief-chest-compression-only-video-improves-some-measures-of-bystander-cpr-performance-and-responsiveness-at-a-mass-gathering-event
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Daniel L Beskind, Uwe Stolz, Rebecca Thiede, Riley Hoyer, Whitney Robertson, Jeffrey Brown, Melissa Ludgate, Timothy Tiutan, Romy Shane, Deven McMorrow, Michael Pleasants, Karl B Kern, Ashish R Panchal
BACKGROUND: CPR training at mass gathering events is an important part of health initiatives to improve cardiac arrest survival. However, it is unclear whether training lay bystanders using an ultra-brief video at a mass gathering event improves CPR quality and responsiveness. OBJECTIVE: To determine if showing a chest-compression only (CCO) Ultra-Brief Video (UBV) at a mass gathering event is effective in teaching lay bystanders CCO-CPR. METHODS: Prospective control trial in adults (age >18) who attended either a women's University of Arizona or a men's Phoenix Suns basketball game...
July 15, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717920/mother-and-adolescent-eating-in-the-context-of-food-insecurity-findings-from-urban-public-housing
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Meg Bruening, Joanna Lucio, Stephanie Brennhofer
Introduction Anecdotal evidence suggests that parents protect their children from food insecurity and its effects, but few studies have concurrently assessed food insecurity among youth and parents. The purpose of this study was to examine food insecurity and eating behaviors among an urban sample of mother-adolescent dyads. Methods Mother-adolescent dyads (n = 55) were from six public housing sites in Phoenix, Arizona who completed surveys during 2014. Multivariate mixed linear and logistic regression models assessed the relationship between mother and adolescent eating behaviors in the context of food insecurity...
July 17, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717672/coccidioidomycosis-a-cause-of-sarcoidosis
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Tim Kuberski, Isaac Yourison
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown etiology and coccidioidomycosis is a granulomatous fungal infection endemic to the southwestern United States. Clinical observations on patients with sarcoidosis and coccidioidomycosis simultaneously led to the hypothesis that sarcoidosis can be caused by the fungus Coccidioides. METHODS: Two patients with sarcoidosis and coccidioidomycosis were studied, one prospectively (ie, a patient with sarcoidosis was predicted to develop coccidioidomycosis) and the other retrospectively (ie, a patient with coccidioidomycosis develops sarcoidosis)...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715473/population-and-colony-structure-and-morphometrics-in-the-queen-dimorphic-little-black-ant-monomorium-sp-az-02-with-a-review-of-queen-phenotypes-in-the-genus-monomorium
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Robert A Johnson, Rick P Overson
The North American little black ant, Monomorium sp. AZ-02 (subfamily Myrmicinae), displays a dimorphism that consists of alate (winged) and ergatoid (wingless) queens. Surveys at our field site in southcentral Arizona, USA, demonstrated that only one queen phenotype (alate or ergatoid) occurred in each colony during the season in which reproductive sexuals were produced. A morphometric analysis demonstrated that ergatoid queens retained all specialized anatomical features of alate queens (except for wings), and that they were significantly smaller and had a lower mass than alate queens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702783/origins-of-life-research-a-bibliometric-approach
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Arsev Umur Aydinoglu, Zehra Taşkın
This study explores the collaborative nature and interdisciplinarity of the origin(s) of life (OoL) research community. Although OoL research is one of the oldest topics in philosophy, religion, and science; to date there has been no review of the field utilizing bibliometric measures. A dataset of 5647 publications that are tagged as OoL, astrobiology, exobiology, and prebiotic chemistry is analyzed. The most prolific authors (Raulin, Ehrenfreund, McKay, Cleaves, Cockell, Lazcano, etc.), most cited scholars and their articles (Miller 1953, Gilbert 1986, Chyba & Sagan 1992, Wȁchtershȁuser 1988, etc...
July 13, 2017: Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697049/wide-variation-and-overprescription-of-opioids-after-elective-surgery
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Cornelius A Thiels, Stephanie S Anderson, Daniel S Ubl, Kristine T Hanson, Whitney J Bergquist, Richard J Gray, Halena M Gazelka, Robert R Cima, Elizabeth B Habermann
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify opioid prescribing practices across surgical specialties and institutions. BACKGROUND: In an effort to minimize the contribution of prescription narcotics to the nationwide opioid epidemic, reductions in postoperative opioid prescribing have been proposed. It has been suggested that a maximum of 7 days, or 200 mg oral morphine equivalents (OME), should be prescribed at discharge in opioid-naïve patients. METHODS: Adults undergoing 25 common elective procedures from 2013 to 2015 were identified from American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data from 3 academic centers in Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692392/evaluation-of-a-novel-syndromic-surveillance-query-for-heat-related-illness-using-hospital-data-from-maricopa-county-arizona-2015
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Jessica R White, Vjollca Berisha, Kathryn Lane, Henri Ménager, Aaron Gettel, Carol R Braun
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated a novel syndromic surveillance query, developed by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Heat Syndrome Workgroup, for identifying heat-related illness cases in near real time, using emergency department and inpatient hospital data from Maricopa County, Arizona, in 2015. METHODS: The Maricopa County Department of Public Health applied 2 queries for heat-related illness to area hospital data transmitted to the National Syndromic Surveillance Program BioSense Platform: the BioSense "heat, excessive" query and the novel CSTE query...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686355/survey-of-the-genomic-landscape-surrounding-the-epsps-gene-in-glyphosate-resistant-amaranthus-palmeri-from-geographically-distant-populations-in-the-united-states
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William T Molin, Alice A Wright, Mark J VanGessel, William B McCloskey, Mithila Jugulam, Robert E Hoagland
BACKGROUND: Glyphosate-resistance in Amaranthus palmeri, one of the most prevalent herbicide-resistant weeds in the United States, is due to amplification and increased expression of the gene encoding the target site of glyphosate, 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). The EPSPS gene and the surrounding 287 kilobases (kb) of amplified sequence is unique to glyphosate-resistant plants and termed the EPSPS cassette. It has only been sequenced from one A. palmeri population from Mississippi...
July 7, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680311/psychiatric-comorbidity-sexual-dysfunction-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-a-case-control-study
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Özlem Devrim Balaban, Erkan Aydin, Ali Keyvan, Menekşe Sıla Yazar, Özgecan Tuna, Halise Devrimci Özgüven
INTRODUCTION: Due to disabilities caused by the disease and the requirement of dialysis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is frequently comorbid with psychiatric disorders, adversely affects quality of life, and causes significant sexual dysfunction (SD). We aimed to investigate the psychiatric comorbidity, quality of life, depression and anxiety levels, and SD in ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis. METHODS: Forty-nine patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment in a dialysis center and 44 non-ESRD control subjects selected with snowball sampling were enrolled in the study...
June 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649336/phylogeography-of-a-widespread-small-carnivore-the-western-spotted-skunk-spilogale-gracilis-reveals-temporally-variable-signatures-of-isolation-across-western-north-america
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Adam W Ferguson, Molly M McDonough, Gema I Guerra, Margaret Rheude, Jerry W Dragoo, Loren K Ammerman, Robert C Dowler
We analyzed phylogeographic patterns in the western spotted skunk, Spilogale gracilis Merriam, 1890 (Carnivora: Mephitidae) in relation to historical events associated with Pre-Pleistocene Divergence (PPD) and Quaternary climate change (QCC) using mitochondrial DNA from 97 individuals distributed across Western North America. Divergence times were generated using BEAST to estimate when isolation in putative refugia occurred. Patterns and timing of demographic expansion was performed using Bayesian skyline plot...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645292/implementation-of-tobacco-cessation-brief-intervention-in-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-practice-qualitative-evaluation
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Emery R Eaves, Amy Howerter, Mark Nichter, Lysbeth Floden, Judith S Gordon, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Myra L Muramoto
BACKGROUND: This article presents findings from qualitative interviews conducted as part of a research study that trained Acupuncture, Massage, and Chiropractic practitioners' in Arizona, US, to implement evidence-based tobacco cessation brief interventions (BI) in their routine practice. The qualitative phase of the overall study aimed to assess: the impact of tailored training in evidence-based tobacco cessation BI on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners' knowledge and willingness to implement BIs in their routine practice; and their patients' responses to cessation intervention in CAM context...
June 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644403/assessment-of-vulnerability-to-coccidioidomycosis-in-arizona-and-california
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Jennifer Shriber, Kathryn C Conlon, Kaitlin Benedict, Orion Z McCotter, Jesse E Bell
Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection endemic to the southwestern United States, particularly Arizona and California. Its incidence has increased, potentially due in part to the effects of changing climatic variables on fungal growth and spore dissemination. This study aims to quantify the county-level vulnerability to coccidioidomycosis in Arizona and California and to assess the relationships between population vulnerability and climate variability. The variables representing exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity were combined to calculate county level vulnerability indices...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638253/effects-of-vitamin-d-therapy-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia
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Atalay Dogru, Ayse Balkarli, Veli Cobankara, Sevket Ercan Tunc, Mehmet Sahin
OBJECTIVE: The role of vitamin D in the etiopathogenesis of fibromyalgia and non-specific musculoskeletal pain is controversial. In our study, we aimed to investigate the effect of vitamin D therapy on quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia and 65 age- and sex-matched controls were included in the study. Patients were grouped as deficient (<20 ng/mL), inadequate (20-30 ng/mL), and sufficient (>30 ng/mL) according to the levels of vitamin D...
June 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632246/declines-noted-in-cognitive-processes-and-association-with-achievement-among-children-with-leukemia
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Kathleen C Insel, Marilyn J Hockenberry, Lynette L Harris, Kari M Koerner, Zhenqiang Lu, Kristin B Adkins, Olga A Taylor, Patricia M Gundy, Ida M Moore
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To assess change in specific cognitive processes during treatment with chemotherapy only among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 
. DESIGN: A prospective, repeated measures design.
. SETTING: Pediatric oncology treatment centers at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson/Banner Children's-Diamond Medical Center (University of Arizona) and Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology centers (Baylor College of Medicine) in Houston...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628050/arizona-hospital-discharge-and-emergency-department-database-implications-for-occupational-health-surveillance
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Philip Harber, Jennifer Ha, Matthew Roach
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the project was to identify trends in emergency department visits and inpatient admissions for occupational injury and disease frequency and describe the financial impact from specific clinical groups known to have occupational risk factors. METHODS: Workers compensation cases among 19 million records in the Arizona statewide hospital discharge database (HDD) were assessed for seven clinical groups from 2008 to 2014, including back, cardiac, carpal tunnel syndrome, heat-related, psychiatric, pulmonary, and trauma...
April 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619544/changes-in-tracheostomy-and-intubation-related-tracheal-stenosis-implications-for-surgery
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Samuel S Kim, Zain Khalpey, Charles Hsu, Alex G Little
BACKGROUND: This study sought to identify the changing characteristic patterns and locations of stenosis after tracheostomy or intubation and to assess the risk factors associated with perioperative complication and restenosis after primary resection and reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed (January /2012 to March 2015) on patients treated at the University of Arizona Medical Center (Tucson, Arizona) who had symptomatic tracheal stenosis secondary to prolonged intubation or tracheostomy...
June 13, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616173/modeling-connectivity-to-identify-current-and-future-anthropogenic-barriers-to-movement-of-large-carnivores-a-case-study-in-the-american-southwest
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Meredith L McClure, Brett G Dickson, Kerry L Nicholson
This study sought to identify critical areas for puma (Puma concolor) movement across the state of Arizona in the American Southwest and to identify those most likely to be impacted by current and future human land uses, particularly expanding urban development and associated increases in traffic volume. Human populations in this region are expanding rapidly, with the potential for urban centers and busy roads to increasingly act as barriers to demographic and genetic connectivity of large-bodied, wide-ranging carnivores such as pumas, whose long-distance movements are likely to bring them into contact with human land uses and whose low tolerance both for and from humans may put them at risk unless opportunities for safe passage through or around human-modified landscapes are present...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
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