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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343184/foot-strike-pattern-in-preschool-children-during-running-sex-and-shod-unshod-differences
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Pedro Á Latorre-Román, Juan A Párraga-Montilla, Ignacio Guardia-Monteagudo, Felipe García-Pinillos
PURPOSE: This study aims to determine the foot strike patterns (FSPs) and neutral support (no inversion [INV]/eversion [EVE] and no foot rotation) in preschool children, as well as to determine the influence of shod/unshod conditions and sex. METHODS: A total of 1356 children aged 3-6 years (673 boys and 683 girls) participated in this study. A sagittal and frontal-plane video (240 Hz) was recorded using a high-speed camcorder to record the following variables: rearfoot strike (RFS), midfoot strike (MFS), forefoot strike (FFS), inversion/ eversion (INV/EVE) and foot rotation on initial contact...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318985/a-randomised-controlled-trial-and-economic-evaluation-of-intraoperative-cell-salvage-during-caesarean-section-in-women-at-risk-of-haemorrhage-the-salvo-cell-salvage-in-obstetrics-trial
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Khalid S Khan, Philip Moore, Matthew Wilson, Richard Hooper, Shubha Allard, Ian Wrench, Tracy Roberts, Carol McLoughlin, Lee Beresford, James Geoghegan, Jane Daniels, Sue Catling, Vicki A Clark, Paul Ayuk, Stephen Robson, Fang Gao-Smith, Matthew Hogg, Louise Jackson, Doris Lanz, Julie Dodds
BACKGROUND: Caesarean section is associated with blood loss and maternal morbidity. Excessive blood loss requires transfusion of donor (allogeneic) blood, which is a finite resource. Cell salvage returns blood lost during surgery to the mother. It may avoid the need for donor blood transfusion, but reliable evidence of its effects is lacking. OBJECTIVES: To determine if routine use of cell salvage during caesarean section in mothers at risk of haemorrhage reduces the rates of blood transfusion and postpartum maternal morbidity, and is cost-effective, in comparison with standard practice without routine salvage use...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299974/do-pregnant-women-want-to-know-the-sex-of-the-expected-child-at-routine-ultrasound-and-are-they-interested-in-sex-selection
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Margareta Larsson, Minna Berglund, Emelie Jarl, Tanja Tydén
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate if expecting parents wanted to know the sex of the fetus during ultrasound examination and if they had discussed it with the midwife. Another aim was to explore any interest in sex selection. METHODS: A longitudinal survey in early and late pregnancy among 2393 women in Sweden. RESULTS: Almost all (95.8%, n = 2289) women had discussed sex determination with the partner before the ultrasound scan, and 57% (n = 1356) of women and their partners wanted to find out the fetal sex...
January 4, 2018: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296770/osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-in-sickle-cell-disease-prevalence-comorbidities-and-surgical-outcomes-in-california
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Oyebimpe Adesina, Ann Brunson, Theresa H M Keegan, Ted Wun
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a prevalent complication of sickle cell disease (SCD) that has not been well described in population-based cohort studies. Using California's Office of Statewide Planning and Development discharge databases (1991-2013), we estimated the cumulative incidence of ONFH after accounting for the competing risk of death and used a multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression to identify factors associated with ONFH diagnosis. We also calculated rates of readmissions to the hospital or emergency department within 30 to 90 days of hip replacement surgery...
July 11, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258236/lc-ms-ms-detection-of-karlotoxins-reveals-new-variants-in-strains-of-the-marine-dinoflagellate-karlodinium-veneficum-from-the-ebro-delta-nw-mediterranean
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Bernd Krock, Julia A Busch, Urban Tillmann, Francisco García-Camacho, Asterio Sánchez-Mirón, Juan J Gallardo-Rodríguez, Lorenzo López-Rosales, Karl B Andree, Margarita Fernández-Tejedor, Matthias Witt, Allan D Cembella, Allen R Place
A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed for the detection and quantitation of karlotoxins in the selected reaction monitoring (SRM) mode. This novel method was based upon the analysis of purified karlotoxins (KcTx-1, KmTx-2, 44-oxo-KmTx-2, KmTx-5), one amphidinol (AM-18), and unpurified extracts of bulk cultures of the marine dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficum strain CCMP2936 from Delaware (Eastern USA), which produces KmTx-1 and KmTx-3. The limit of detection of the SRM method for KmTx-2 was determined as 2...
December 18, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233111/effectiveness-of-two-community-based-strategies-on-disease-knowledge-and-health-behaviour-regarding-malaria-diarrhoea-and-pneumonia-in-ghana
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Blanca Escribano-Ferrer, Margaret Gyapong, Jane Bruce, Solomon A Narh Bana, Clement T Narh, Naa-Korkor Allotey, Roland Glover, Charity Azantilow, Constance Bart-Plange, Isabella Sagoe-Moses, Jayne Webster
BACKGROUND: Ghana has developed two community-based strategies that aim to increase access to quality treatment for malaria, diarrhoea and suspected pneumonia, and to improve household and family practices: integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) and Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS). The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of iCCM and CHPS on disease knowledge and health behaviour regarding malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia. METHODS: A household survey was conducted two and eight years after implementation of iCCM in the Volta and Northern Regions of Ghana respectively, and more than ten years of CHPS implementation in both regions...
December 12, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205120/synthesis-and-in-vitro-antioxidant-activity-study-of-some-novel-substituted-piperazinyl-flavone-compounds
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Elmas Sari, Paweł Berczynski, Aleksandra Kładna, Irena Kruk, Oya B Dundar, Monika Szymanska, Hassan Y Aboul-Enein
BACKGROUND: A new series of 13 piperazinyl flavone derivatives has been synthesized and examined for their in vitro antiradical and antioxidant activities as response to the pharmacy industry's increasing demand for new non-toxic anti-inflammatory and anticancer drugs. METHODS: Their antioxidant activity was evaluated by the reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging assays, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl free radical (DPPH ) and 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) radical cation (ABTS+ ) scavenging assays, and the ferric reducing antioxidant potency (TAC) method, and compared to known positive controls, herbal infusions, and penicillins...
December 3, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183170/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-and-glioblastoma-differentiation-based-on-conventional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-by-high-throughput-sift-features
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Yinsheng Chen, Zeju Li, Guoqing Wu, Jinhua Yu, Yuanyuan Wang, Xiaofei Lv, Xue Ju, Zhongping Chen
Due to the totally different therapeutic regimens are needed for primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) and glioblastoma (GBM), accurate differentiation of two diseases by noninvasive imaging techniques is important for clinical decision making. 30 cases of PCNSL and 66 cases of GBM with conventional T1-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were analyzed in this study. Convolutional Neural Networks was used to segment tumor automatically. A modified Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) method was utilized to extract three-dimensional local voxel arrangement information from segmented tumors...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138196/cross-sectional-study-evaluating-data-quality-of-the-national-cancer-registration-and-analysis-service-ncras-prostate-cancer-registry-data-using-the-cluster-randomised-trial-of-psa-testing-for-prostate-cancer-cap
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Samuel William David Merriel, Emma L Turner, Eleanor Walsh, Grace J Young, Chris Metcalfe, Luke Hounsome, Isobel Tudge, Jenny Donovan, Freddie Hamdy, David Neal, Richard M Martin
OBJECTIVES: To compare the completeness and agreement of prostate cancer data recorded by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) with research-level data specifically abstracted from medical records from the Cluster randomised triAl of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for Prostate cancer (CAP) trial. DESIGN: Cross-sectional comparison study. PARTICIPANTS: We included 1356 men from the CAP trial cohort who were linked to the NCRAS registry...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110805/a-population-based-epidemiologic-study-of-female-sexual-dysfunction-risk-in-mainland-china-prevalence-and-predictors
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Chunni Zhang, Jiali Tong, Lan Zhu, Lei Zhang, Tao Xu, Jinghe Lang, Yu Xie
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic data on female sexual dysfunction in China are sparse. AIM: To assess the prevalence of risk of female sexual dysfunction in mainland China and its regional and sociodemographic variations and physiologic, pathologic, and behavioral risk factors. METHODS: A survey of the general female population was conducted in mainland China from February 2014 through January 2016. Women were randomly selected using multistage, stratified, cluster sampling...
November 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106634/tcmid-2-0-a-comprehensive-resource-for-tcm
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Lin Huang, Duoli Xie, Yiran Yu, Huanlong Liu, Yan Shi, Tieliu Shi, Chengping Wen
As a traditional medical intervention in Asia and a complementary and alternative medicine in western countries, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is capturing worldwide attention in life science field. Traditional Chinese Medicine Integrated Database (TCMID), which was originally launched in 2013, was a comprehensive database aiming at TCM's modernization and standardization. It has been highly recognized among pharmacologists and scholars in TCM researches. The latest release, TCMID 2.0 (http://www.megabionet...
November 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089206/pre-burn-malnutrition-increases-operative-mortality-in-burn-patients-who-undergo-early-excision-and-grafting-in-a-sub-saharan-african-burn-unit
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Joana Grudziak, Carolyn Snock, Tiyamike Zalinga, Wone Banda, Jared Gallaher, Laura Purcell, Bruce Cairns, Anthony Charles
INTRODUCTION: In the developed world, pre-existing malnutrition in the burn population influences operative outcomes. However, studies on pre-existing malnutrition and operative outcomes of burn patients in the developing world are lacking. We therefore sought to characterize the burn injury outcomes following operative intervention based on nutritional status. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of operative patients admitted to our burn unit from July 2011 to May 2016...
October 28, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081045/association-between-perceived-discrimination-in-healthcare-settings-and-hiv-medication-adherence-mediating-psychosocial-mechanisms
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Bulent Turan, Anna Joy Rogers, Whitney S Rice, Ghislaine C Atkins, Mardge H Cohen, Tracey E Wilson, Adaora A Adimora, Daniel Merenstein, Adebola Adedimeji, Eryka L Wentz, Igho Ofotokun, Lisa Metsch, Phyllis C Tien, Mallory O Johnson, Janet M Turan, Sheri D Weiser
There is insufficient research on the impact of perceived discrimination in healthcare settings on adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART), particularly among women living with HIV, and even less is known about psychosocial mechanisms that may mediate this association. Cross-sectional analyses were conducted in a sample of 1356 diverse women living with HIV enrolled in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a multi-center cohort study. Indirect effects analysis with bootstrapping was used to examine the potential mediating roles of internalized stigma and depressive symptoms in the association between perceived discrimination in healthcare settings and ART adherence...
October 28, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048396/time-multiplexed-active-neural-probe-with-1356-parallel-recording-sites
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Bogdan C Raducanu, Refet F Yazicioglu, Carolina M Lopez, Marco Ballini, Jan Putzeys, Shiwei Wang, Alexandru Andrei, Veronique Rochus, Marleen Welkenhuysen, Nick van Helleputte, Silke Musa, Robert Puers, Fabian Kloosterman, Chris van Hoof, Richárd Fiáth, István Ulbert, Srinjoy Mitra
We present a high electrode density and high channel count CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) active neural probe containing 1344 neuron sized recording pixels (20 µm × 20 µm) and 12 reference pixels (20 µm × 80 µm), densely packed on a 50 µm thick, 100 µm wide, and 8 mm long shank. The active electrodes or pixels consist of dedicated in-situ circuits for signal source amplification, which are directly located under each electrode. The probe supports the simultaneous recording of all 1356 electrodes with sufficient signal to noise ratio for typical neuroscience applications...
October 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029542/comprehensive-analysis-on-diagnostic-value-of-circulating-mirnas-for-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Huiqing Wang, Tingting Wang, Wenpei Shi, Yuan Liu, Lizhang Chen, Zhanzhan Li
We performed a meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic accuracy of circulating miRNA for patients with ovarian cancer. We systematically searched several online databases, including PubMed, Web of Science, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Wanfang from inception to February 20, 2017. We used the bivariate mixed-effect models to pool positive likelihood ratios, negative likelihood ratios, diagnostic odds ratios and their 95% CI confidence intervals (CIs). We used the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies 2 for quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951136/exploring-employer-job-requirements-an-analysis-of-pharmacy-job-announcements
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James S Wheeler, Tien Ngo, Jasmine Cecil, Nancy Borja-Hart
OBJECTIVES: Postgraduate training, dual degrees, and board certifications are credentials viewed by academic pharmacy communities and professional organizations as positive assets for those seeking pharmacist jobs; however, a key question merits further investigation: do these views match employer expectations? The primary objective of this study was to identify the most common qualifications employers require as stated in job advertisements. METHODS: Pharmacist job postings from the aggregate jobs website Indeed...
September 23, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934890/hyperglycemic-episodes-are-associated-with-postoperative-infections-after-cardiac-surgery
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K M Järvelä, N K Khan, E L Loisa, J A Sutinen, J O Laurikka, J A Khan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To describe the incidence of and risk factors for postoperative infections and the correlation between postoperative hyperglycemia despite tight blood glucose control with infectious and other complications after contemporary cardiac surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study comprised 1356 consecutive adult patients who underwent cardiac surgery between January 2013 and December 2014 and were followed up for 6 months. Patients surviving the first 2 days were included in the analysis...
September 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916170/the-1h-post-glucose-value-best-predicts-future-dysglycemia-among-normal-glucose-tolerance-subjects
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Narasimmal Sai Prasanna, Anandakumar Amutha, Thyparambil Aravindakshan Pramodkumar, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Ulagamathesan Venkatesan, Miranda Priya, Rajendra Pradeepa, Viswanathan Mohan
AIM: To analyse the OGTT glycemic parameters - fasting, 1h and 2h plasma glucose values singly and in various combinations; with respect to their prediction of future dysglycemia in subjects with normal glucose tolerance (NGT). METHODS: Electronic medical records of individuals who underwent an OGTT between 1991 and 2016 at a tertiary diabetes centre were analysed. NGT subjects who had at least one more follow up OGTT (n=1356) were selected for the study. Regarding their prediction of future dysglycemia, the glycemic parameters-Fasting plasma glucose (FPG), 1h plasma glucose (1HrPG) and 2h plasma glucose (2HrPG) were analysed separately and also in different combinations...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750070/low-hiv-incidence-in-pregnant-and-postpartum-women-receiving-a-community-based-combination-hiv-prevention-intervention-in-a-high-hiv-incidence-setting-in-south-africa
#19
Geoffrey Fatti, Najma Shaikh, Debra Jackson, Ameena Goga, Jean B Nachega, Brian Eley, Ashraf Grimwood
BACKGROUND: Young Southern African women have the highest HIV incidence globally. Pregnancy doubles the risk of HIV acquisition further, and maternal HIV acquisition contributes significantly to the paediatric HIV burden. Little data on combination HIV prevention interventions during pregnancy and lactation are available. We measured HIV incidence amongst pregnant and postpartum women receiving a community-based combination HIV prevention intervention in a high HIV incidence setting in South Africa...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707222/considering-the-inferior-surface-area-of-lower-lumbar-vertebrae-determining-weight-transmission-pattern-at-the-lumbosacral-junction
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Uchenna Kenneth Ezemagu, Chike P Anibeze, Chinedu F Akpuaka
The biomechanical function of the lumbosacral junction (LSJ) is obscure, but its medical significance is not, as it is the most common site of low back pain. In this study, we analyzed the difference between the mean values of the surface areas of the inferior body and total inferior facet areas of the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae. We aimed to define the function of the LSJ during weight transmission and clarify its mechanical significance. Vertebral columns of 45 adult male human cadavers from five anatomy departments in Nigeria were cut at the L3-L4 intervertebral disc and macerated...
July 13, 2017: Anatomical Science International
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