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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095475/the-influence-of-community-health-resources-on-effectiveness-and-sustainability-of-community-and-lay-health-worker-programs-in-lower-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Daniel H de Vries, Robert Pool
BACKGROUND: Despite the availability of practical knowledge and effective interventions required to reduce priority health problems in low-income countries, poor and vulnerable populations are often not reached. One possible solution to this problem is the use of Community or Lay Health Workers (CLHWs). So far, however, the development of sustainability in CLHW programs has failed and high attrition rates continue to pose a challenge. We propose that the roles and interests which support community health work should emerge directly from the way in which health is organized at community level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074704/the-toxicology-of-zinc-chloride-smoke-producing-bombs-and-screens
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Ayman El Idrissi, Lisanne van Berkel, Nadia E Bonekamp, Diana J Z Dalemans, Marcel A G van der Heyden
CONTEXT: Zinc chloride (ZnCl2)-based smoke bombs and screens are in use since the Second World War (1939-1945). Many case descriptions on ZnCl2 smoke inhalation incidents appeared since 1945. OBJECTIVE: We provide a comprehensive overview of the clinical symptoms and underlying pathophysiology due to exposure to fumes from ZnCl2 smoke producing bombs. In addition, we give a historical overview of treatment regimens and their outcomes. METHODOLOGY: We performed a literature search on Medline, Scopus and Google Scholar databases using combinations of the following search terms "smoke bomb", "smoke screen", "ZnCl2", "intoxication", "poisoning", "case report", "HE smoke", "hexachloroethane smoke", "smoke inhalation" and "white smoke"...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069473/high-intensity-training-improves-global-and-segmental-strains-in-severe-congestive-heart-failure
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Yair Blumberg, Offir Ertracht, Itai Gershon, Noa Bachner-Hinenzon, Tali Reuveni, Shaul Atar
BACKGROUND: High intensity training (HIT) is superior to moderate aerobic training (MAT) for improving quality of life in congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has recently been suggested for estimation of left ventricle global and regional function. AIMS: We evaluated the utility of STE for characterizing differences in cardiac function following MAT or HIT in a CHF rat model. METHODS AND RESULTS: Following baseline physiological assessment, CHF was induced by coronary artery ligation in Sprague-Dawley rats...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054391/head-injuries-in-children-s-football-results-from-two-prospective-cohort-studies-in-four-european-countries
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Oliver Faude, Roland Rössler, Astrid Junge, Karen Aus der Fünten, Jiri Chomiak, Evert Verhagen, Florian Beaudouin, Jiri Dvorak, Nina Feddermann-Demont
Head injuries are considered harmful in children. We analysed head and neck injuries in organised football in 7 to 12 year old children. Data for this analysis were obtained from a prospective cohort study over two consecutive football seasons in two European countries, and a randomised intervention trial over one season in four European countries. Football exposure and injuries were documented through an online database. Detailed information regarding injury characteristics and medical follow-up was retrieved from coaches, children and parents by phone...
January 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043240/being-both-helpers-and-victims-health-professionals-experiences-of-working-during-a-natural-disaster
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Karin Hugelius, Annsofie Adolfsson, Per Örtenwall, Mervyn Gifford
BACKGROUND: In November 2013, the Haiyan typhoon hit parts of the Philippines. The typhoon caused severe damage to the medical facilities and many injuries and deaths. Health professionals have a crucial role in the immediate disaster response system, but knowledge of their experiences of working during and in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster is limited. Aim The aim of this study was to explore health professionals' experiences of working during and in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster...
January 3, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008665/discovery-of-novel-potent-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-inhibitors-ikk-%C3%AE-via-extensive-ligand-based-modeling-and-virtual-screening
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Mahmoud A Al-Sha'er, Inas S Almazari, Mutasem O Taha
Inhibitor kappa-B kinase-beta (IKK-β) controls the activation of nuclear transcription factor kappa-B and has been linked to inflammation and cancer. Therefore, inhibitors of this kinase should have potent anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Accordingly, we explored the pharmacophoric space of 218 IKK-β inhibitors to identify high-quality binding models. Subsequently, genetic algorithm-based quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) analysis was employed to select the best possible combination of pharmacophoric models and physicochemical descriptors that explain bioactivity variation among training compounds...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973594/enjoyment-for-high-intensity-interval-exercise-increases-during-the-first-six-weeks-of-training-implications-for-promoting-exercise-adherence-in-sedentary-adults
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Jennifer J Heisz, Mary Grace M Tejada, Emily M Paolucci, Cameron Muir
This is the first study to show that enjoyment for high-intensity interval exercise increases with chronic training. Prior acute studies typically report high-intensity interval training (HIT) as being more enjoyable than moderate continuous training (MCT) unless the high-intensity intervals are too strenuous or difficult to complete. It follows that exercise competency may be a critical factor contributing to the enjoyment of HIT, and therefore building competency through chronic training may be one way to increase its enjoyment...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966949/profiling-prediction-of-kinase-inhibitors-toward-the-virtual-assay
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Benjamin Merget, Samo Turk, Sameh Eid, Friedrich Rippmann, Simone Fulle
Kinome-wide screening would have the advantage of providing structure-activity relationships against hundreds of targets simultaneously. Here, we report the generation of ligand-based activity prediction models for over 280 kinases by employing Machine Learning methods on an extensive data set of proprietary bioactivity data combined with open data. High quality (AUC > 0.7) was achieved for ∼200 kinases by (1) combining open with proprietary data, (2) choosing Random Forest over alternative tested Machine Learning methods, and (3) balancing the training data sets...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922332/effect-of-moderate-and-high-intensity-chronic-exercise-on-the-pancreatic-islet-morphometry-in-healthy-rats-bdnf-receptor-participation
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Alberto Jiménez-Maldonado, Adolfo Virgen-Ortiz, Valery Melnikov, Alejandrina Rodríguez-Hernández, Armando Gamboa-Domínguez, Sergio Montero, Jesús Muñiz-Murguía, Mónica Lemus, Elena Roces de Álvarez-Buylla
A B S T R A C T The function and morphology of β-cells is largely dependent on insulin demand. As β-cells cover a bigger cell proportion in pancreas islets, changes of insulin producer cells affect the whole pancreatic islet morphology. Growth factors as the neurotrophins regulate the pancreas physiology, besides; physical exercise increases insulin sensitivity, and further modifies brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) concentration in plasma. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of chronic exercise (running in a treadmill for eight weeks) intensity on pancreatic islet morphometry in healthy state...
December 6, 2016: Islets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921068/voltage-sensitive-dye-imaging-of-mouse-neocortex-during-a-whisker-detection-task
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Alexandros Kyriakatos, Vijay Sadashivaiah, Yifei Zhang, Alessandro Motta, Matthieu Auffret, Carl C H Petersen
Sensorimotor processing occurs in a highly distributed manner in the mammalian neocortex. The spatiotemporal dynamics of electrical activity in the dorsal mouse neocortex can be imaged using voltage-sensitive dyes (VSDs) with near-millisecond temporal resolution and [Formula: see text] spatial resolution. Here, we trained mice to lick a water reward spout after a 1-ms deflection of the C2 whisker, and we imaged cortical dynamics during task execution with VSD RH1691. Responses to whisker deflection were highly dynamic and spatially highly distributed, exhibiting high variability from trial to trial in amplitude and spatiotemporal dynamics...
July 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918659/importance-of-various-training-load-measures-on-injury-incidence-of-professional-rugby-league-athletes
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Heidi R Thornton, Jace A Delaney, Grant M Duthie, Ben J Dascombe
PURPOSE: To investigate the ability of various internal and external training load (TL) monitoring measures to predict injury incidence amongst positional groups within professional rugby league athletes. METHODS: TL and injury data were collected across 3 seasons (2013-2015) from twenty-five players competing in the National Rugby League competition. Daily TL data were included in the analysis, including session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE-TL), total distance (TD), high-speed running distance (HSD; >5m·s(-1)) and high-metabolic power distance (HPD; >20 W·kg(-1))...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903911/mirtar2go-a-novel-rule-based-model-learning-method-for-cell-line-specific-microrna-target-prediction-that-integrates-ago2-clip-seq-and-validated-microrna-target-interaction-data
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Alireza Ahadi, Gaurav Sablok, Gyorgy Hutvagner
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are ∼19-22 nucleotides (nt) long regulatory RNAs that regulate gene expression by recognizing and binding to complementary sequences on mRNAs. The key step in revealing the function of a miRNA, is the identification of miRNA target genes. Recent biochemical advances including PAR-CLIP and HITS-CLIP allow for improved miRNA target predictions and are widely used to validate miRNA targets. Here, we present miRTar2GO, which is a model, trained on the common rules of miRNA-target interactions, Argonaute (Ago) CLIP-Seq data and experimentally validated miRNA target interactions...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903422/novel-butyrylcholinesterase-inhibitors-through-pharmacophore-modeling-virtual-screening-and-dft-based-approaches-along-with-design-of-bioisosterism-based-analogues
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Dhrubajyoti Gogoi, Amrita Kashyap Chaliha, Diganta Sarma, Bibhuti Bhusan Kakoti, Alak Kumar Buragohain
Ligand and structure-based pharmacophore models were used to identify the important chemical features of butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) inhibitors. A training set of 16 known structurally diverse compounds with a wide range of inhibitory activity against BChE was used to develop a quantitative ligand-based pharmacophore (Hypo1) model to identify novel BChE inhibitors in virtual screening databases. A structure-based pharmacophore hypothesis (Phar1) was also developed with the ligand-binding site of BChE in consideration...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900189/novel-coaching-cricket-bat-can-it-be-used-to-enhance-the-backlift-and-performance-of-junior-cricket-batsmen
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M Habib Noorbhai, Russell C Woolmer, Timothy D Noakes
BACKGROUND: In the current literature, it is questionable whether cricket bats in their current form and dimensions allow a young cricketer to hit the ball effectively. The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of a novel coaching cricket bat among junior cricket batsmen with regard to enhancing performance and the direction of the backlift. METHODS: A cross-sectional research study with analytical research methods was employed, in which 2 groups (coached: n=12 and uncoached: n=35) of participants (ages 9-13) took part in a pilot and intervention study...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900177/high-intensity-interval-training-to-improve-fitness-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Reidun Lauglo, Torstein Vik, Torarin Lamvik, Dorthe Stensvold, Ane-Kristine Finbråten, Trine Moholdt
AIM: To evaluate effects of high-intensity interval training (HIT) on aerobic exercise capacity, quality of life, and body composition in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: This was a baseline control trial. Children with CP, Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I-IV, and age 10-17 years were included. The primary outcome, peak, and submaximum oxygen uptake (VO2peak, VO2submax) were measured at enrolment to the study (T0), after a pretraining period (T1), and after HIT (T2)...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896317/video-game-assisted-physiotherapeutic-scoliosis-specific-exercises-for-idiopathic-scoliosis-case-series-and-introduction-of-a-new-tool-to-increase-motivation-and-precision-of-exercise-performance
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Christine Wibmer, Petra Groebl, Alexander Nischelwitzer, Beate Salchinger, Matthias Sperl, Helmut Wegmann, Hans-Peter Holzer, Vinay Saraph
BACKGROUND: It is important to monitor how patients with juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis comply with their physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE). Physiogame, a newly developed video game using the Game-Trak 3D interactive game controller, combines correct PSSE performance with gaming. It tracks the position of the working limb in 3D space during the exercises as participants aim to hit certain targets and avoid others, and gives direct feedback by stopping the game if the working limb leaves the target 3D space, which is chosen to secure the corrective position according to the Schroth method...
2016: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892219/supply-and-training-issues-hit-district-nurse-numbers
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Stephanie Jones-Berry
District nurse numbers are declining in more than half the trusts that employ them.
November 23, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870243/empirical-scoring-functions-for-affinity-prediction-of-protein-ligand-complexes
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Lukas P Pason, Christoph A Sotriffer
The ability to rapidly assess the quality of a protein-ligand complex in terms of its affinity is of fundamental importance for various methods of computer-aided drug design. While simple filtering or matching critieria may be sufficient in fast docking methods or at early stages of virtual screening, estimates of the actual free energy of binding are needed whenever refined docking solutions, ligand rankings or support for the optimization of hit compounds are required. If rigorous free energy calculations based on molecular simulations are impractical, such affinity estimates are provided by scoring functions...
December 2016: Molecular Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865004/long-term-effects-of-high-intensity-interval-training-in-heart-transplant-recipients-a-5-year-follow-up-study-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marianne Yardley, Lars Gullestad, Bjørn Bendz, Elisabeth Bjørkelund, Katrine Rolid, Satish Arora, Kari Nytrøen
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that high-intensity interval training (HIT) is superior to moderate-continuous exercise in general and in cardiovascular diseases. Recently, we also found HIT safe and efficient after heart transplantation (HTx). This study reports the 5-year long-term effects. DESIGN AND METHODS: Forty-one HTx patients who had completed the previous 12-month randomized controlled trial, comparing HIT intervention with usual care, were eligible...
January 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858724/the-effect-of-combined-therapies-on-recovery-after-acquired-brain-injury-systematic-review-of-preclinical-studies-combining-enriched-environment-exercise-or-task-specific-training-with-other-therapies
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Hana Malá, Camilla Pihl Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injuries (ABI) have devastating effects for the affected individual as well as society. Many studies have investigated the effect of different monotherapies. However, functional recovery is typically only partial. One possible strategy to promote a greater degree of recovery is to apply monotherapies in combination with one or more treatments. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to investigate if approaches combining enriched environment (EE), exercise, or task-specific training with other monotherapies, further enhance the degree of recovery after ABI...
November 16, 2016: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
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