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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773774/us-and-cuban-scientists-forge-collaboration-on-arbovirus-research
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Jorge Pérez-Ávila, Maria G Guzmán-Tirado, Jorge Fraga-Nodarse, Gray Handley, James Meegan, Jose L Pelegrino-Martínez de la Cotera, Anthony S Fauci
After December 17, 2014, when the US and Cuban governments announced their intent to restore relations, the two countries participated in various exchange activities in an effort to encourage cooperation in public health, health research and biomedical sciences. The conference entitled Exploring Opportunities for Arbovirus Research Collaboration, hosted at Havana's Hotel Nacional, was part of these efforts and was the first major US-Cuban scientific conference in over 50 years. Its purpose was to share information about current arbovirus research and recent findings, and to explore opportunities for future joint research...
April 2018: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773065/copper-catalyzed-azide-alkyne-cycloaddition-cuaac-mediated-macrocylization-of-peptides-impact-on-conformation-and-biological-activity
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Chiara Testa, Anna Maria Papini, Michael Chorev, Paolo Rovero
The long lasting impetus to design novel modes of macrocyclization, and their implementation into a wide range of bioactive peptides, originates from their contributions to the restriction of conformational space and the stabilization of preferential bioactive conformations that support higher efficacy and binding affinity to cognate macromolecular targets, improved specificity and lowering susceptibility to enzymatic degradation processes. Introducing CuI-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloadditon (CuAAC), a prototypical click reaction, to the field of peptide sciences as a bio-orthogonal reaction that generates a disubstituted-[1,2,3]triazol-1-yl moiety as a pseudopeptidic bond that is peptidomimetic in nature, paved the way to its wide spread application as a new and promising mode of macrocyclization...
May 17, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773056/nanocrystals-technology-for-pharmaceutical-science
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Zhongyao Cheng, Yumei Lian, Zul Kamal, Xin Ma, Jianjun Chen, Xinbo Zhou, Jing Su, Mingfeng Qiu
BACKGROUND: Nanocrystals technology is a promising method for improving the dissolution rate and enhancing the bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs. In recent years, it has been developing rapidly and applied to drug research and engineering. Nanocrystal drugs can be formulated into various dosage forms. OBJECTIVE: This review mainly focused on the nanocrystals technology and its application in pharmaceutical science. Firstly, different preparation methods of nanocrystal technology and the characterization of nanocrystal drugs are briefly described...
May 17, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772447/one-to-one-specialling-and-sitters-in-acute-care-hospitals-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Victoria J Wood, Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Nick Swart, Michelle McIntosh, Sonya Crowe, Stephen Morris, Naomi J Fulop
BACKGROUND: One to one specialling is a type of care which is provided to ensure the safety of patients who may be suffering from cognitive impairment, exhibit challenging behaviour, or may be at risk of falls or of causing harm to themselves or others. Care such as this, often referred to as 'specialling' or 'sitting' is common practice in most hospitals around the world, but there is a lack of evidence regarding its cost effectiveness and the quality of care provided. AIM: The aim of this scoping review was to explore the breadth and scope of literature on one to one specialling, sitters and similar types of care in acute secondary care settings, in order to identify the challenges and concerns relating to the quality of care (process and outcomes) and cost effectiveness emerging from the literature, and determine the implications of this for policy, practice and future research...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771841/integrating-a-profile-of-frontal-face-with-its-mirror-image-for-facial-reconstruction
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Paramjit Kaur, Kewal Krishan, Suresh K Sharma, Tanuj Kanchan
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Face recognition plays an important role in the field of biometrics, bioinformatics, and forensic identification. Human faces appear bilaterally symmetric. However, asymmetry is a norm in the human body and careful morphological and metric examination of the human face gives an exact idea of the asymmetry present in the face of an individual. Most of the studies on asymmetry of human face have been carried out with regard to evaluation of expressions in psychology, anthropology, and biometrics...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771813/exploring-validation-and-verification-how-they-different-and-what-they-mean-to-healthcare-simulation
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John Jacob Barnes, Mojca Remskar Konia
The healthcare simulation (HCS) community recognizes the importance of quality management because many novel simulation devices and techniques include some sort of description of how they tested and assured their simulation's quality. Verification and validation play a key role in quality management; however, literature published on HCS has many different interpretations of what these terms mean and how to accomplish them. The varied use of these terms leads to varied interpretations of how verification process is different from validation process...
May 15, 2018: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771621/tissue-preservation-with-mass-spectroscopic-analysis-implications-for-cancer-diagnostics
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O Morgan Hall, Cody J Peer, William D Figg
Surgical intervention is a common treatment modality for localized cancer. Post-operative analysis involves evaluation of surgical margins to assess whether all malignant tissue has been resected because positive surgical margins lead to a greater likelihood of recurrence. Secondary treatments are utilized to minimize the negative effects of positive surgical margins. Recently, in Science Translational Medicine, Zhang et al describe a new mass spectroscopic technique that could potentially decrease the likelihood of positive surgical margins...
May 17, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771595/mainstreaming-implementation-science-into-immunization-systems-in-the-decade-of-vaccines-a-programmatic-imperative-for-the-african-region
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Abdu A Adamu, Aishatu L Adamu, Abdulkarim I Dahiru, Olalekan A Uthman, Charles S Wiysonge
Several innovations that can improve immunization systems already exist. Some interventions target service consumers within communities to raise awareness, build trust, improve understanding, remind caregivers, reward service users, and improve communication. Other interventions target health facilities to improve access and quality of vaccination services among others. Despite available empirical evidence, there is a delay in translating innovations into routine practice by immunization programmes. Drawing on an existing implementation science framework, we propose an interactive, and multi-perspective model to improve uptake and utilization of available immunization-related innovations in the African region...
May 17, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770321/developing-workforce-capacity-in-public-health-informatics-core-competencies-and-curriculum-design
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Douglas R Wholey, Martin LaVenture, Sripriya Rajamani, Rob Kreiger, Craig Hedberg, Cynthia Kenyon
We describe a master's level public health informatics (PHI) curriculum to support workforce development. Public health decision-making requires intensive information management to organize responses to health threats and develop effective health education and promotion. PHI competencies prepare the public health workforce to design and implement these information systems. The objective for a Master's and Certificate in PHI is to prepare public health informaticians with the competencies to work collaboratively with colleagues in public health and other health professions to design and develop information systems that support population health improvement...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770300/tissue-engineered-vascular-grafts-for-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Toshihiro Shoji, Toshiharu Shinoka
New technologies and science have contributed to improved surgical outcomes in patients with congenital cardiovascular diseases. However, current materials display shortcomings, such as risk of infection and lack of growth capacity when applied to the pediatric patient population. Tissue engineering has the potential to address these limitations as the ideal tissue engineered vascular graft (TEVG) would be durable, biocompatible, nonthrombogenic, and ultimately remodel into native tissue. The traditional TEVG paradigm consists of a scaffold, cell source, and the integration of the scaffold and cells via seeding...
April 2018: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770211/the-performance-of-select-universities-of-medical-sciences-based-on-the-components-affecting-medical-education
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Mehdi Tayebi Arasteh, Behrooz Pouragha, Masume Bagheri Kahkesh
Background:  Every educational institution requires an evaluation system in order to find out about the quality and desirability of its activities, especially if it is a complex and dynamic environment. The present study was conducted to evaluate the educational performance of schools affiliated to Alborz University of Medical Sciences to help improve their performance. Methods:  This descriptive analytical study was conducted in six schools affiliated to Alborz University of Medical Sciences in April 2016-October 2016 and October 2016-April 2017...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770157/efficacy-of-suxiao-jiuxin-pill-on-coronary-heart-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Li Ren, Jie Wang, Ling Feng, Shuli Wang, Jun Li
Suxiao jiuxin pill is considered an effective ancillary drug in patients with coronary heart disease. Although numerous small, single-center clinical trials have been conducted, the benefits and harms of suxiao jiuxin pill remain controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to clarify the efficacy of suxiao jiuxin pill on patients with coronary heart disease. Randomized controlled trials were identified by using the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Wanfang, Weipu, and China Knowledge Resource Integrated databases (until June 2016)...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768436/the-effectiveness-of-various-computer-based-interventions-for-patients-with-chronic-pain-or-functional-somatic-syndromes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Miel A P Vugts, Margot C W Joosen, Jessica E van der Geer, Aglaia M E E Zedlitz, Hubertus J M Vrijhoef
Computer-based interventions target improvement of physical and emotional functioning in patients with chronic pain and functional somatic syndromes. However, it is unclear to what extent which interventions work and for whom. This systematic review and meta-analysis (registered at PROSPERO, 2016: CRD42016050839) assesses efficacy relative to passive and active control conditions, and explores patient and intervention factors. Controlled studies were identified from MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsychInfo, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765921/therapeutic-approaches-to-atrophic-vaginitis-in-postmenopausal-women-a-systematic-review-with-a-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Arum Lee, Tae Hee Kim, Hae Hyeog Lee, Yeon Suk Kim, Temuulee Enkhbold, Bora Lee, Yoo Jin Park, Kisung Song
Objectives: Atrophic vaginitis (AV), which is common in postmenopausal women, is characterized by vaginal dryness, dyspareunia, and discomfort. There are a variety of therapeutic agents for the treatment of AV, besides hormone replacement therapy. We performed this systematic review to compare the effectiveness of various therapies for symptom improvement in AV patients. Methods: We searched the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and other literature (Google Scholar, Web of Science, and hand search) for studies published between January 2010 and March 2015...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765583/effect-of-diet-on-blood-viscosity-in-healthy-humans-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hamideh Naghedi-Baghdar, Seyed-Mohammad Nazari, Ali Taghipour, Mohsen Nematy, Sadegh Shokri, Mohammad-Reza Mehri, Tahereh Molkara, Roghayeh Javan
Background: Increased whole blood viscosity is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality of several life-threatening diseases, including cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. The effect of diet on human health has been indicated in many studies, and a health dietary pattern can reduce the incidence of several chronic diseases. Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the effect of diet on blood viscosity and related parameters such as haematocrit (HCT)...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765580/predictive-factors-associated-with-mortality-and-discharge-in-intensive-care-units-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mohammad Ghorbani, Haleh Ghaem, Abbas Rezaianzadeh, Zahra Shayan, Farid Zand, Reza Nikandish
Background and aim: Accurate prediction of prognosis of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) is very important for the clinical management of the patients. The present study aims to identify independent factors affecting death and discharge in ICUs using competing risk modeling. Methods: This retrospective cohort study was conducted on enrolling 880 patients admitted to emergency ICU in Namazi hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran during 2013-2015...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765567/effects-of-multimodal-communication-program-on-patients-with-chronic-aphasia-a-single-subject-a-b-a-design-study
#17
Shohre Kaviani, Afshin Samaei, Masoomeh Salmani, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Farnaz Dehnavi, Ehsan Shahverdi
Background and aim: Aphasia as a common consequence of stroke, is an acquired neurologic communication disorder that can affect symbol language processing. Different types of intervention approaches have been introduced. Multimodal Communication Program (MCP) is a new augmentative alternative communication approach in chronic aphasia. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of MCP on communication skills of patients with chronic aphasia. Methods: This prospective, single subject, A-B-A design study was done during 2016 in Semnan, Iran...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765566/efficacy-of-combination-of-viola-odorata-rosa-damascena-and-coriandrum-sativum-in-prevention-of-migraine-attacks-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#18
Mohadese Kamali, Rostam Seifadini, Hoda Kamali, Mitra Mehrabani, Yunes Jahani, Haleh Tajadini
Background: Migraine is the second most common type of headache after tension headaches. In Iranian traditional medicine several herbal drugs are used for the treatment of headache. Including, a product of Iranian traditional medicine, a combination of Viola odorata L. flowers, Rosa damascena L. flowers and Coriandrum sativum L. fruits. Objective: To determine the effectiveness of a combination of Viola odorata flowers, Rosa damascene flowers and Coriandrum sativum fruits on severity, duration and frequency of migraine headaches...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765315/challenges-in-reproducibility-replicability-and-comparability-of-computational-models-and-tools-for-neuronal-and-glial-networks-cells-and-subcellular-structures
#19
Tiina Manninen, Jugoslava Aćimović, Riikka Havela, Heidi Teppola, Marja-Leena Linne
The possibility to replicate and reproduce published research results is one of the biggest challenges in all areas of science. In computational neuroscience, there are thousands of models available. However, it is rarely possible to reimplement the models based on the information in the original publication, let alone rerun the models just because the model implementations have not been made publicly available. We evaluate and discuss the comparability of a versatile choice of simulation tools: tools for biochemical reactions and spiking neuronal networks, and relatively new tools for growth in cell cultures...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765260/attitude-and-perception-of-undergraduate-medical-students-toward-the-problem-based-learning-in-chitwan-medical-college-nepal
#20
Ram Lochan Yadav, Rano Mal Piryani, Gopendra Prasad Deo, Dev Kumar Shah, Laxmi Kumari Yadav, Md Nazrul Islam
Background: Problem-based learning (PBL) was introduced into Basic Medical Sciences early in the 1980s at Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal, followed by other universities where didactic lecture method was still followed as the main teaching strategy. Despite gaining its popularity worldwide as integrated teaching learning method, PBL is not given importance in Nepal. This study aimed to assess the attitude and perceptions of undergraduate medical students regarding learning outcomes of PBL and to know their views about role and qualities of effective tutors for its successful implementation...
2018: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
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