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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679829/fulfilling-spawning-flow-requirements-for-potamodromous-cyprinids-in-a-restored-river-segment
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Isabel Boavida, Joaquim B Jesus, Vítor Pereira, Cátia Santos, Marisa Lopes, Rui M V Cortes
The Baixo Sabor hydroelectric scheme was recently constructed (began operating in 2015), blocking fish migration immediately at the river mouth. As a compensation measure for spawning habitat loss the Vilariça River which confluences with Sabor River, immediately downstream from the Baixo Sabor scheme, was chosen for rehabilitation site as an attempt to replace the spawning grounds lost in Sabor River for the potamodromous cyprinid Iberian barbel (Luciobarbus bocagei). Restoration activities included: placement of submerged weirs with fish ramps to increase the lotic/lentic sequence, bank reinforcement, boulder placement and river water profile increase...
April 18, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678599/increasing-water-intake-influences-hunger-and-food-preference-but-does-not-reliably-suppress-energy-intake-in-adults
#2
Naomi J McKay, Ilona V Belous, Jennifer L Temple
Increasing water intake is often purported to reduce energy intake, and is recommended as a weight loss strategy. The few experimental studies that have been conducted to verify these claims have examined the impact of a single pre-load of water before a meal. Although correlational data indicate a relationship between hydration, energy intake, and weight status, there is very little experimental research in this area. The current studies examined the hypothesis that elevated hydration, through increased water intake, would suppress energy intake...
April 17, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678455/different-behavioral-and-pathological-changes-between-epilepsy-associated-depression-and-primary-depression-models
#3
Wei-Feng Peng, Fan Fan, Xin Li, Qian-Qian Zhang, Jing Ding, Xin Wang
PURPOSE: Comorbid depression is common in patients with epilepsy. However, the epilepsy-associated depression is generally atypical and has not been fully recognized by neurologists. This study aimed to compare the behavioral and pathological changes between the chronic lithium chloride-pilocarpine rat epilepsy model (Licl-pilocarpine model) and the Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress rat depression model (CUMS model), to evaluate for differences between epilepsy-associated depression and primary depression...
April 17, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678338/current-trends-in-anticoagulation-bridging-for-patients-with-chronic-atrial-fibrillation-on-warfarin-undergoing-endoscopy
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Jeremy A Slivnick, Raymond Y Yeow, Colin McMahon, David G Paje, Jacob E Kurlander, Geoff D Barnes
For warfarin-treated patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at low thromboembolic risk, recent studies have shown harm associated with periprocedural bridging using low-molecular-weight heparin. Clinician surveys have indicated a preference toward excessive bridging, especially among noncardiologists; however, little is known about actual practice patterns in these patients. We performed a retrospective evaluation of bridging in the setting of gastrointestinal endoscopy. We identified 938 patients with AF on warfarin who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy or colonoscopy between 2012 and 2016 at a tertiary health center...
March 16, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677977/the-evaluation-of-decision-support-tools-requires-a-measure-of-decision-quality-that-has-content-and-construct-validity-in-person-centred-care
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Mette Kjer Kaltoft, Jesper Bo Nielsen, Jack Dowie
The evaluation of decision aids and support interventions requires a multi-attribute index which can be calculated for both aid and comparator/s. The Decision Conflict Scale (DCS) is such an index and has been widely used in this context, the recent Cochrane review Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions reporting its use in 63 of the 105 studies included. However, while the DCS may be a valid measure for the eponymous construct - decision conflict - it lacks both content and construct validity for the evaluation of decision aids...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676860/diagnostic-performance-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-differentiating-benign-and-malignant-gallbladder-lesions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Myung-Won You, Seong Jong Yun
BACKGROUND: Although diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) has been characterized as an alternative imaging modality for gallbladder (GB) lesions, it has not been routinely used in clinical practice because of relatively low signal-to-noise ratio. PURPOSE: To assess the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic performance of DWI for differentiating benign and malignant GB lesions. STUDY TYPE: Meta-analysis. POPULATION: Patients with GB lesions...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674720/stereoselective-photoredox-ring-opening-polymerization-of-o-carboxyanhydrides
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Quanyou Feng, Lei Yang, Yongliang Zhong, Dong Guo, Guoliang Liu, Linghai Xie, Wei Huang, Rong Tong
Biodegradable polyesters with various tacticities have been synthesized by means of stereoselective ring-opening polymerization of racemic lactide and β-lactones but with limited side-chain groups. However, stereoselective synthesis of functional polyesters remains challenging from O-carboxyanhydrides that have abundant pendant side-chain functional groups. Herein we report a powerful strategy to synthesize stereoblock polyesters by stereoselective ring-opening polymerization of racemic O-carboxyanhydrides with the use of photoredox Ni/Ir catalysts and a selected Zn complex with an achiral ligand...
April 19, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673513/long-term-outcomes-after-percutaneous-closure-of-ostium-secundum-atrial-septal-defect-in-the-young-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Zakaria Jalal, Sébastien Hascoët, Céline Gronier, François Godart, Lucia Mauri, Claire Dauphin, Bruno Lefort, Matthias Lachaud, Dominique Piot, Marie-Lou Dinet, Yael Levy, Alain Fraisse, Caroline Ovaert, Xavier Pillois, Jean-René Lusson, Jérôme Petit, Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Jean-Benoit Thambo
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess procedural characteristics, early clinical outcome, and long-term complications after transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) in children. BACKGROUND: Transcatheter closure has become the preferred strategy in most cases of isolated secundum ASD. However, reported experience in the pediatric population is limited. METHODS: A 1998 to 2016 retrospective multicenter study was performed in 9 French tertiary institutions...
April 23, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673212/an-intuitionistic-multiplicative-oreste-method-for-patients-prioritization-of-hospitalization
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Cheng Zhang, Xingli Wu, Di Wu, Huchang Liao, Li Luo, Enrique Herrera-Viedma
The tension brought about by sickbeds is a common and intractable issue in public hospitals in China due to the large population. Assigning the order of hospitalization of patients is difficult because of complex patient information such as disease type, emergency degree, and severity. It is critical to rank the patients taking full account of various factors. However, most of the evaluation criteria for hospitalization are qualitative, and the classical ranking method cannot derive the detailed relations between patients based on these criteria...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672743/evaluation-of-potential-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-antrodia-cinnamomea-powder-and-the-underlying-molecular-mechanisms-via-nrf2-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dominated-pathways-in-broiler-chickens
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M T Lee, W C Lin, S Y Wang, L J Lin, B Yu, T T Lee
Antrodia cinnamomea, a precious and unique medical fungus existing exclusively in Taiwan, exhibits antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties. This study was conducted to evaluate the beneficial effects of A. cinnamomea powder (ACP) and to further illuminate its underlying antioxidant and immunomodulation molecular mechanisms in broilers. The functional compounds of ACP-crude triterpenoids, crude polysaccharides, and total phenolic content-were assayed, respectively. Two-hundred-forty one-day-old broilers (Ross 308) were assigned to 4 treatment groups receiving dietary supplementation with ACP at 0, 0...
April 17, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671140/profiling-surgeon-performance-for-breast-cancer-lumpectomy-by-composite-measurement-of-reoperations-cosmetic-outcomes-and-patient-preferences
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Annie L Dunham, Luis D Ramirez, Choua A Vang, Jared H Linebarger, Jeffrey Landercasper
BACKGROUND: Patients want information to search for destination of care for breast-conserving surgery (BCS). To inform patients wanting a lumpectomy, we aimed to develop a pilot project that communicated composite quality measure (QM) results using a '4-star' rating system. Two patient-centered QMs were included in the model-reoperation rate (ROR) and cosmetic outcome (COSM). METHODS: A prospective database was reviewed for stage 0-3 patients undergoing initial lumpectomy by three surgeons from 2010 to 2015...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670345/practical-considerations-when-prescribing-a-long-acting-muscarinic-antagonist-for-patients-with-copd
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Anthony D D'Urzo, Peter Kardos, Russell Wiseman
COPD is characterized by persistent airflow limitation, progressive breathlessness, cough, and sputum production. Long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) are one of the recommended first-choice therapeutic options for patients with COPD, and several new agents have been developed in recent years. A literature search identified 14 published randomized, placebo-controlled studies of the efficacy and safety of LAMAs in patients with COPD, with improvements seen in lung function, exacerbations, breathlessness, and health status...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669019/feed-efficiency-measures-and-their-relationships-with-production-and-meat-quality-traits-in-slower-growing-broilers
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Chaoliang Wen, Wei Yan, Jiangxia Zheng, Congliang Ji, Dexiang Zhang, Congjiao Sun, Ning Yang
Feed consumption accounts for the major cost of broiler production. Improving the efficiency of feed utilization is a primary goal in breeding strategies, although few studies have focused on slower growing broilers. Here, we recorded the feed intake (FI) during the fast-growing period (d 56 to 76) and measured the live weight, body measurements, carcass characteristics, and intramuscular fat (IMF) content of Chinese yellow broilers. Then, the residual feed intake (RFI) and feed conversion ratio (FCR) were calculated for each individual...
April 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668645/coverage-of-medications-that-treat-opioid-use-disorder-and-opioids-for-pain-management-in-marketplace-plans-2017
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Haiden A Huskamp, Lauren E Riedel, Colleen L Barry, Alisa B Busch
BACKGROUND: Efficacious medications to treat opioid use disorders (OUDs) have been slow to diffuse into practice, and insurance coverage limits may be one important barrier. OBJECTIVES: To compare coverage for medications used to treat OUDs and opioids commonly prescribed for pain management in plans offered on the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace exchanges. RESEARCH DESIGN: We identified a sample of 100 plans offered in urban and in rural counties on the 2017 Marketplaces, weighting by population...
April 17, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668601/efficacy-and-safety-of-once-weekly-semaglutide-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fang-Hong Shi, Hao Li, Min Cui, Zai-Li Zhang, Zhi-Chun Gu, Xiao-Yan Liu
BACKGROUND: It is a great challenge for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients to maintain optimal glycemia, control body weight, blood pressure, and avoiding hypoglycemia. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) can stimulate glucose-dependent insulin while inhibit glucagon secretion, delay gastric emptying, reduce appetite, and energy intake. Recently, a new once-weekly GLP-1 RAs, semaglutide, has been registered to treat patients with T2DM. METHODS: We will search Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, and the ClinicalTrials...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667728/comparison-of-10-efficient-protocols-for-photodynamic-therapy-of-actinic-keratosis-how-relevant-are-effective-light-dose-and-local-damage-in-predicting-the-complete-response-rate-at-3-months
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Anne-Sophie Vignion-Dewalle, Gregory Baert, Elise Thecua, Fabienne Lecomte, Claire Vicentini, Henry Abi-Rached, Laurent Mortier, Serge Mordon
BACKGROUND: Topical photodynamic therapy is an established treatment modality for various dermatological conditions, including actinic keratosis. In Europe, the approved protocols for photodynamic therapy of actinic keratosis involve irradiation with either an Aktilite CL 128 lamp or daylight, whereas irradiation with the Blu-U illuminator is approved in the United States. Many other protocols using irradiation by a variety of light sources are also clinically efficient. OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to compare 10 different protocols with clinically proven efficacy for photodynamic therapy of actinic keratosis and the available spectral irradiance of the light source...
April 18, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667246/the-role-of-patients-families-in-treatment-decision-making-among-adult-cancer-patients-in-the-sultanate-of-oman
#17
A Al-Bahri, M Al-Moundhri, Z Al-Mandhari, M Al-Azri
There are limited numbers of studies available in Middle Eastern Arabic countries regarding participation of family ‎members in cancer treatment decision-making (TDM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of family members' ‎in TDM among ‎adult Omani cancer ‎patients. A cross-sectional study was conducted in two main teaching hospitals. All adult Omani patients who were diagnosed with cancer and their nominated family members were invited to ‎participate. A tool developed by Cancer Care Outcomes Research and ‎Surveillance Consortium was used to identify the level of family involvement in TDM...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666042/relationship-between-evidence-requirements-user-expectations-and-actual-experiences-usability-evaluation-of-the-twazon-arabic-weight-loss-app
#18
Aroub Alnasser, Janet Kyle, Abdulrahman Alkhalifah, Debbi Marais
BACKGROUND: Saudi Arabia has faced a steady growth in the prevalence of obesity. The concurrent and ubiquitous use of mobile technology, such as smartphones and apps, provides an opportunity for the implementation of mHealth technology, a method for delivering behavioral interventions. Despite their effectiveness in promoting lifestyle and diet modification, culturally adapted weight loss apps and related interventions are lacking in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to identify the relationship between adherence to evidence-informed practices, potential user expectations, and actual user experiences in order to enhance the understanding of the overall usability of the Twazon Arabic weight loss app...
April 17, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665702/current-weight-management-approaches-used-by-primary-care-providers-in-six-multidisciplinary-healthcare-settings-in-ontario
#19
Stephanie Aboueid, Monika Jasinska, Ivy Bourgeault, Isabelle Giroux
Background Obesity management in primary care has been suboptimal due to lack of access to allied health professionals, time, and resources. Purpose To understand the weight management approaches used by primary care providers working in team-based settings and how they assess the most suitable approach for a patient. Methods A total of 20 primary care providers (13 nurse practitioners and 7 family physicians) working in 6 multidisciplinary clinics in Ontario were interviewed. All interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and coded using NVivo qualitative software...
January 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche en Sciences Infirmières
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665614/vo2max-testing-in-trail-runners-is-there-a-specific-exercise-test-protocol
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Volker Scheer, Katharina Ramme, Claus Reinsberger, Hans-Christian Heitkamp
Trail running places specific physiological demands on the human body due to its uphill and downhill running sections. We developed and investigated a more sport-specific trail exercise test protocol (inclination and speed incremental protocol), and compared it to two standard exercise test protocols (horizontal step and ramp protocol) in thirteen highly trained trail runners (age 31±6 years, height 179±6.4 cm, weight 69.2±7.9 kg, BMI 21.6±2.1 kg/m2 ). The maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 max) measured during the trail test (62...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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