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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433869/community-based-barriers-to-the-wider-acceptance-of-solid-state-nmr
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Paul Jonsen
During August 2015, the author surveyed 76 solid state NMR scientists from materials science to biology, academic to industrial, based in North America, Europe, India, China, Japan and Australia. The subject concerned barriers to the wider acceptance of solid state NMR and included the various barriers based on experimental, funding, vendor based and community aspects. This survey was confidential. However, many of the survey participants requested that at least the results of the part of the survey relevant to our community be made public...
February 9, 2017: Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431347/improving-water-quality-in-china-environmental-investment-pays-dividends
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Yongqiang Zhou, Jianrong Ma, Yunlin Zhang, Boqiang Qin, Erik Jeppesen, Kun Shi, Justin D Brookes, Robert G M Spencer, Guangwei Zhu, Guang Gao
This study highlights how Chinese economic development detrimentally impacted water quality in recent decades and how this has been improved by enormous investment in environmental remediation funded by the Chinese government. To our knowledge, this study is the first to describe the variability of surface water quality in inland waters in China, the affecting drivers behind the changes, and how the government-financed conservation actions have impacted water quality. Water quality was found to be poorest in the North and the Northeast China Plain where there is greater coverage of developed land (cities + cropland), a higher gross domestic product (GDP), and higher population density...
April 14, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430873/bioinformatics-in-germany-toward-a-national-level-infrastructure
#3
Andreas Tauch, Arwa Al-Dilaimi
The German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) is a national initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The mission of de.NBI is (i) to provide high-quality bioinformatics services to users in basic and applied life sciences research from academia, industry and biomedicine; (ii) to offer bioinformatics training to users in Germany and Europe through a wide range of workshops and courses; and (iii) to foster the cooperation of the German bioinformatics community with international network structures such as the European life-sciences Infrastructure for biological Information (ELIXIR)...
April 18, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430547/enhancing-insights-into-pulmonary-vascular-disease-pvd-through-a-precision-medicine-approach-a-joint-nhlbi-cmref-workshop-report
#4
John H Newman, Stuart Rich, Steven H Abman, John H Alexander, John Barnard, Gerald J Beck, Raymond L Benza, Todd M Bull, Stephen Y Chan, Hyung J Chun, Declan Doogan, Jocelyn Dupuis, Serpil C Erzurum, Robert P Frantz, Mark Geraci, Hunter Gillies, Mark Gladwin, Michael P Gray, Anna R Hemnes, Roy S Herbst, Adrian F Hernandez, Nicholas S Hill, Evelyn M Horn, Kendall Hunter, Zhi-Cheng Jing, Roger Johns, Sanjay Kaul, Steven M Kawut, Tim Lahm, Jane A Leopold, Greg D Lewis, Stephen C Mathai, Vallerie V McLaughlin, Evangelos D Michelakis, Steven D Nathan, William Nichols, Grier Page, Marlene Rabinovitch, Jonathan Rich, Franz Rischard, Sharon Rounds, Sanjiv J Shah, Victor F Tapson, Naomi Lowy, Norman Stockbridge, Gail Weinmann, Lei Xiao
The Division of Lung Diseases of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, (NHLBI) and the Cardiovascular Medical Education and Research Fund (CMREF), held a workshop to discuss to leverage of the anticipated scientific output from the recently launched "Redefining Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) through Pulmonary Vascular Disease Phenomics" (PVDOMICS) program. PVDOMICS is a protocol driven network to analyze PH patient populations to define novel pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) phenotypes. Basic, translational and clinical investigators, patient advocacy organizations, regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical industry experts discussed the application of precision medicine to PVD clinical trials...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428185/investments-in-cancer-research-awarded-to-uk-institutions-and-the-global-burden-of-cancer-2000-2013-a-systematic-analysis
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Mahiben Maruthappu, Michael G Head, Charlie D Zhou, Barnabas J Gilbert, Majd A El-Harasis, Rosalind Raine, Joseph R Fitchett, Rifat Atun
OBJECTIVES: To systematically categorise cancer research investment awarded to United Kingdom (UK) institutions in the period 2000-2013 and to estimate research investment relative to disease burden as measured by mortality, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and years lived with disability (YLDs). DESIGN: Systematic analysis of all open-access data. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Public and philanthropic funding to all UK cancer research institutions, 2000-2013...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427366/network-analysis-of-global-tobacco-control-collaboration-data-from-the-world-conference-on-tobacco-or-health-wctoh
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Scott J Leischow, Janet Okamoto, Scott McIntosh, Deborah J Ossip, Harry A Lando
BACKGROUND: The World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is held every three years to foster communication and collaboration on global tobacco control. Very little is known about the nature of interactions between WCTOH attendees and their linkages to tobacco control organizations, so knowing this information could help improve tobacco control efforts. METHODS: At the 2015 WCTOH, we implemented an online survey to assess barriers to global tobacco control activities, which information sources they use for tobacco control information, and with whom they interact regarding tobacco control...
April 20, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426831/representation-and-reporting-of-kidney-disease-in-cerebrovascular-disease-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ioannis Konstantinidis, Shanti Patel, Marianne Camargo, Achint Patel, Priti Poojary, Steven G Coca, Girish N Nadkarni
Patients with kidney disease (KD) are at increased risk for cerebrovascular disease (CVD) and CVD patients with KD have worse outcomes. We aimed to determine the representation of KD patients in major randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of CVD interventions. We searched MEDLINE for reports of major CVD trials published through February 9, 2017. We excluded trials that did not report mortality outcomes, enrolled fewer than 100 participants, or were subgroup, follow-up, or post-hoc analyses. Two independent reviewers performed study selection and data extraction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426697/perceived-conflict-of-interest-in-health-science-partnerships
#8
John C Besley, Aaron M McCright, Nagwan R Zahry, Kevin C Elliott, Norbert E Kaminski, Joseph D Martin
University scientists conducting research on topics of potential health concern often want to partner with a range of actors, including government entities, non-governmental organizations, and private enterprises. Such partnerships can provide access to needed resources, including funding. However, those who observe the results of such partnerships may judge those results based on who is involved. This set of studies seeks to assess how people perceive two hypothetical health science research collaborations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424057/personalized-medicine-in-europe-not-yet-personal-enough
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Antonello Di Paolo, François Sarkozy, Bettina Ryll, Uwe Siebert
BACKGROUND: Personalized medicine has the potential to allow patients to receive drugs specific to their individual disease, and to increase the efficiency of the healthcare system. There is currently no comprehensive overview of personalized medicine, and this research aims to provide an overview of the concept and definition of personalized medicine in nine European countries. METHODS: A targeted literature review of selected health databases and grey literature was conducted to collate information regarding the definition, process, use, funding, impact and challenges associated with personalized medicine...
April 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422059/mismatch-between-probiotic-benefits-in-trials-versus-food-products
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Mary J Scourboutakos, Beatriz Franco-Arellano, Sarah A Murphy, Sheida Norsen, Elena M Comelli, Mary R L'Abbé
Probiotic food products contain a variety of different bacterial strains and may offer different health effects. The objective was to document the prevalence and dosage of probiotic strains in the Canadian food supply and to review the literature investigating these strains in order to understand what health benefits these products may offer. The Food Label Information Program was used to identify probiotic-containing products in the food supply. PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase were searched for randomized controlled trials that tested the health effects of these strains in humans...
April 19, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414621/the-american-association-of-occupational-health-nurses-seventy-five-years-of-education-practice-and-research
#11
Joy E Wachs
For the past 75 years, the American Association of Industrial Nurses, and later the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, has advocated for occupational and environmental health nurses by supporting quality undergraduate and graduate education in the specialty and certification through the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc., and providing funding for and dissemination of occupational health nursing research as well as by developing occupational health nursing practice standards, competencies, and code of ethics...
April 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414003/regulatory-theory-commercially-sustainable-markets-rely-upon-satisfying-the-public-interest-in-obtaining-credible-goods
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Amanda Warren-Jones
Regulatory theory is premised on the failure of markets, prompting a focus on regulators and industry from economic perspectives. This article argues that overlooking the public interest in the sustainability of commercial markets risks markets failing completely. This point is exemplified through health care markets - meeting an essential need - and focuses upon innovative medicines as the most desired products in that market. If this seemingly invulnerable market risks failure, there is a pressing need to consider the public interest in sustainable markets within regulatory literature and practice...
April 17, 2017: Health Economics, Policy, and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410896/gastroparesis-clinical-and-regulatory-insights-for-clinical-trials
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Pankaj J Pasricha, Michael Camilleri, William L Hasler, Henry P Parkman
Gastroparesis continues to represent a large unmet clinical need and a major opportunity for new drug development. This has led to increasing interest by federal funding agencies, regulatory bodies and industry. This article summarizes the proceedings of the gastroparesis section of the "Drug Development Conference: Clinical Endpoints in Upper GI Disorders" organized by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in Washington DC on October 27-28, 2016. The presentation, diagnosis and current therapeutic strategies are briefly reviewed, followed by a detail discussion of the regulatory strategy, recommended end-points and future directions...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406971/association-between-physicians-interaction-with-pharmaceutical-companies-and-their-clinical-practices-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hneine Brax, Racha Fadlallah, Lina Al-Khaled, Lara A Kahale, Hala Nas, Fadi El-Jardali, Elie A Akl
BACKGROUND: Pharmaceutical company representatives likely influence the prescribing habits and professional behaviors of physicians. The objective of this study was to systematically review the association between physicians' interactions with pharmaceutical companies and their clinical practices. METHODS: We used the standard systematic review methodology. Observational and experimental study designs examining any type of targeted interaction between practicing physicians and pharmaceutical companies were eligible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405905/implementation-strategies-to-promote-community-engaged-efforts-to-counter-tobacco-marketing-at-the-point-of-sale
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Jennifer Leeman, Allison Myers, Jennifer C Grant, Mary Wangen, Tara L Queen
The US tobacco industry spends $8.2 billion annually on marketing at the point of sale (POS), a practice known to increase tobacco use. Evidence-based policy interventions (EBPIs) are available to reduce exposure to POS marketing, and nationwide, states are funding community-based tobacco control partnerships to promote local enactment of these EBPIs. Little is known, however, about what implementation strategies best support community partnerships' success enacting EBPI. Guided by Kingdon's theory of policy change, Counter Tools provides tools, training, and other implementation strategies to support community partnerships' performance of five core policy change processes: document local problem, formulate policy solutions, engage partners, raise awareness of problems and solutions, and persuade decision makers to enact new policy...
April 12, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405032/regulatory-requirements-for-clinical-trials-in-india-what-academicians-need-to-know
#16
Nithya J Gogtay, Renju Ravi, Urmila M Thatte
The academician forms the backbone of any medical college, hospital or university and shoulders the quadruple responsibilities of patient care, teaching, administration and research. Of these, research, though long and difficult, is extremely fulfilling. Academicians often carry out research that is based on observations in practice or in response to their patient's needs. These are called as "Investigator- initiated studies" and these may not have the funding support of the pharmaceutical industry. Hence, the investigator must make sure that he/she complies with the country's regulatory requirements...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399829/alcohol-harm-reduction-advertisements-a-content-analysis-of-topic-objective-emotional-tone-execution-and-target-audience
#17
Kimberley Dunstone, Emily Brennan, Michael D Slater, Helen G Dixon, Sarah J Durkin, Simone Pettigrew, Melanie A Wakefield
BACKGROUND: Public health mass media campaigns may contribute to reducing the health and social burden attributed to alcohol consumption, but little is known about which advertising characteristics have been used, or have been effective, in alcohol harm reduction campaigns to date. As a first step towards encouraging further research to identify the impact of various advertising characteristics, this study aimed to systematically identify and examine the content of alcohol harm reduction advertisements (ads)...
April 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398835/the-u-k-s-dash-for-gas
#18
Andrew Watterson, William Dinan
The evidence on public health regulation of the unconventional gas extraction (fracking) industry was examined using a rapid evidence assessment of fifteen case studies from multiple countries. They included scientific and academic papers, professional reports, government agency reports, industry and industry-funded reports, and a nongovernment organization report. Each case study review was structured to address strengths and weaknesses of the publication in relation to our research questions. Some case studies emphasized inherent industry short-, medium-, and long-term dangers to public health directly and through global climate change impacts...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398571/what-does-the-alcohol-industry-mean-by-responsible-drinking-a-comparative-analysis
#19
N Maani Hessari, M Petticrew
Background: The alcohol industry uses responsible drinking messaging as a central element of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. It has been argued that such messaging is vague, and potentially part of broader CSR activities to protect industry interests at the expense of public health. This study aimed to identify how industry defines responsible drinking, and in what contexts it is used. Methods: This was a qualitative documentary analysis of publicly available documents and web pages, including company web pages, press releases, reports and blogs from a representative selection of alcohol producers, and industry social aspect/public relations organizations; these were compared to health NGOs and Public Health England...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395946/funding-sources-and-financial-disclosures-and-their-relationship-to-study-outcomes-and-level-of-evidence-in-the-journal-of-shoulder-and-elbow-surgery
#20
Zachary Foughty, Matthew S Antalis, Jonathan Ringenberg, Adam D Hall
HYPOTHESIS/BACKGROUND: Concern exists regarding the reliability of published manuscripts due to influence of industry funding and author financial conflicts of interest (COI). We aim to determine whether COI affect the outcome of a research study or the level of evidence (LOE). METHODS: We reviewed 244 consecutive original articles in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery from January 2014 to December 2014. Articles included only those available in the printed journal...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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