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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938728/modeling-of-live-birth-rates-and-cost-effectiveness-of-oocyte-cryopreservation-for-cancer-patients-prior-to-high-and-low-risk-gonadotoxic-chemotherapy
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B Lyttle Schumacher, N Grover, T Mesen, A Steiner, J Mersereau
STUDY QUESTION: What is the live-birth rate (LBR) and cost-effectiveness of fertility preservation with oocyte cryopreservation (FP-OC) compared to expectant management in cancer patients age 25-40 based on estimated gonadotoxicity of treatments 5 years after cancer diagnosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Oocyte cryopreservation prior to cancer treatment is more costly, yet more effective (producing more live births), than not undergoing oocyte cryopreservation but it is most beneficial for patients undergoing high-risk chemotherapy (HRC)...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938242/clinical-data-warehouse-an-effective-tool-to-create-intelligence-in-disease-management
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Mahtab Karami, Azin Rahimi
Clinical business intelligence tools such as clinical data warehouse enable health care organizations to objectively assess the disease management programs that affect the quality of patients' life and well-being in public. The purpose of these programs is to reduce disease occurrence, improve patient care, and decrease health care costs. Therefore, applying clinical data warehouse can be effective in generating useful information about aspects of patient care to facilitate budgeting, planning, research, process improvement, external reporting, benchmarking, and trend analysis, as well as to enable the decisions needed to prevent the progression or appearance of the illness aligning with maintaining the health of the population...
September 21, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937637/adsorption-mechanisms-of-dodecylbenzene-sulfonic-acid-by-corn-straw-and-poplar-leaf-biochars
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Nan Zhao, Xixiang Yang, Jing Zhang, Ling Zhu, Yizhong Lv
Biochar is an eco-friendly, renewable, and cost-effective material that can be used as an adsorbent for the remediation of contaminated environments. In this paper, two types of biochar were prepared through corn straw and poplar leaf pyrolysis at 300 °C and 700 °C (C300, C700, P300, P700). Brunaer-Emmett-Teller N₂ surface area, scanning electron microscope, elemental analysis, and infrared spectra were used to characterize their structures. These biochars were then used as adsorbents for the adsorption of dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid (DBSA)...
September 22, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937499/prognostic-factors-for-permanent-work-disability-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-who-received-combination-therapy-of-conventional-synthetic-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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M Luisa Vazquez-Villegas, Jorge I Gamez-Nava, Alfredo Celis, Dalia Sanchez-Mosco, Liliana F de la Cerda-Trujillo, Jessica D Murillo-Vazquez, A Miriam Saldaña-Cruz, Miriam F Alcaraz-Lopez, Valeria Diaz-Rizo, Jose Alvarez-Nemegyei, Mario H Cardiel, Laura Gonzalez-Lopez
BACKGROUND: There is limited information about the factors related with the development of long-term permanent work disability (PWD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with a combination of conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (cs-DMARDs). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate incidence and factors associated with the development of PWD in RA treated with combination therapy using conventional synthetic cs-DMARDs. METHODS: We assessed in multivariate models the effect of clinical and demographic factors in the development of PWD in a long-term retrospective cohort of 180 workers with RA who were treated with a combination of cs-DMARDs...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937473/prognostic-factors-for-permanent-work-disability-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-who-received-combination-therapy-of-conventional-synthetic-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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M Luisa Vazquez-Villegas, Jorge I Gamez-Nava, Alfredo Celis, Dalia Sanchez-Mosco, Liliana F de la Cerda-Trujillo, Jessica D Murillo-Vazquez, A Miriam Saldaña-Cruz, Miriam F Alcaraz-Lopez, Valeria Diaz-Rizo, Jose Alvarez-Nemegyei, Mario H Cardiel, Laura Gonzalez-Lopez
BACKGROUND: There is limited information about the factors related with the development of long-term permanent work disability (PWD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with a combination of conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (cs-DMARDs). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate incidence and factors associated with the development of PWD in RA treated with combination therapy using conventional synthetic cs-DMARDs. METHODS: We assessed in multivariate models the effect of clinical and demographic factors in the development of PWD in a long-term retrospective cohort of 180 workers with RA who were treated with a combination of cs-DMARDs...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937446/costs-of-robotic-assisted-versus-traditional-laparoscopy-in-endometrial-cancer
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Riikka-Liisa K Vuorinen, Minna M Mäenpää, Kari Nieminen, Eija I Tomás, Tiina H Luukkaala, Anssi Auvinen, Johanna U Mäenpää
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the costs of traditional laparoscopy and robotic-assisted laparoscopy in the treatment of endometrial cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 101 patients with endometrial cancer were randomized to the study and operated on starting from 2010 until 2013, at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland. Costs were calculated based on internal accounting, hospital database, and purchase prices and were compared using intention-to-treat analysis...
October 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937445/cervical-cancer-posttreatment-follow-up-critical-analysis
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Ingrid Hillesheim, Gabriel Augusto Limone, Lucia Klimann, Heleusa Monego, Marcia Appel, Alessandra de Souza, Ricardo Dos Reis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of follow-up tests and examinations in diagnosing symptomatic and asymptomatic relapses after treatment for cervical cancer. METHODS: Data were collected from medical records for all patients diagnosed as having cervical cancer from January 1985 to June 2010. The significance level was P < 0.005. RESULTS: Sixty-four (17.8%) of the 358 patients investigated suffered tumor relapse...
October 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936580/use-of-cardiopulmonary-pump-support-during-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-the-high-risk-a-meta-analysis
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A Yousif, D Addison, N Lakkis, T Rosengart, S S Virani, Y Birnbaum, M Alam
BACKGROUND: Data from randomized trials evaluating the efficacy of on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting remain inconclusive, particularly in high-risk populations. AIMS: The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes associated with on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting among high-risk patients. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized control trials comparing on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, focusing on high-risk populations...
September 21, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936389/disease-progression-modeling-key-concepts-and-recent-developments
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Sarah F Cook, Robert R Bies
Disease modeling involves the use of mathematical functions to describe quantitatively the time course of disease progression. In order to characterize the natural progression of disease, these models generally incorporate longitudinal data for some biomarker(s) of disease severity or can incorporate more direct measures of disease severity. Disease models are also often linked to pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic models so that the influence of drug treatment on disease progression can be quantified and evaluated...
October 2016: Current Pharmacology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936233/general-practitioners-experiences-and-perceptions-of-mild-moderate-depression-management-and-factors-influencing-effective-service-delivery-in-rural-australian-communities-a-qualitative-study
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Tamishka De Silva, Anjali Prakash, Sandhya Yarlagadda, Marjia Daniella Johns, Kate Sandy, Vibeke Hansen, Sue Phelan, Sabrina Pit
BACKGROUND: Rural communities in Australia face significant disadvantages relating to geographical isolation and limited access to mental health services. Documenting general practitioners' (GP) experiences and perception of mental health services in rural Australia may be useful to gain insight into rural GP management of mild to moderate depression. AIMS: To explore GPs' experience and views on which factors influence access to mental health services for mild to moderate depression...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936111/agile-development-of-a-smartphone-app-for-perinatal-monitoring-in-a-resource-constrained-setting
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Boris Martinez, Rachel Hall-Clifford, Enma Coyote, Lisa Stroux, Camilo E Valderrama, Christopher Aaron, Aaron Francis, Cate Hendren, Peter Rohloff, Gari D Clifford
Technology provides the potential to empower frontline healthcare workers with low levels of training and literacy, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. An obvious platform for achieving this aim is the smartphone, a low cost, almost ubiquitous device with good supply chain infrastructure and a general cultural acceptance for its use. In particular, the smartphone offers the opportunity to provide augmented or procedural information through active audiovisual aids to illiterate or untrained users, as described in this article...
2017: Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936046/a-comparative-study-to-check-fracture-strength-of-provisional-fixed-partial-dentures-made-of-autopolymerizing-polymethylmethacrylate-resin-reinforced-with-different-materials-an-in-vitro-study
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Parikshit Gupt, Archana Nagpal, Rupandeep Kaur Samra, Ramit Verma, Jasjeet Kaur, Surbhi Abrol
AIM: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the fracture strength of provisional fixed partial dentures made of autopolymerizing polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) resin using different types of reinforcement materials to determine the best among them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty samples were made (10 samples for each group) with autopolymerizing PMMA resin using reinforcement materials (stainless steel wire: looped and unlooped and glass fiber: loose and unidirectional) as 3-unit posterior bridge...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935716/proteomic-analysis-of-phytophthora-infestans-reveals-the-importance-of-cell-wall-proteins-in-pathogenicity
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Svante Resjö, Maja Brus, Ashfaq Ali, Harold J G Meijer, Marianne Sandin, Francine Govers, Fredrik Levander, Laura Grenville-Briggs, Erik Andreasson
The oomycete Phytophthora infestans is the most harmful pathogen of potato. It causes the disease late blight, which generates increased yearly costs of up to one billion euro in the EU alone and is difficult to control. We have performed a large-scale quantitative proteomics study of six P. infestans life stages with the aim to identify proteins that change in abundance during development, with a focus on pre-infectious life stages. Over 10 000 peptides from 2061 proteins were analysed. We identified a number of abundance profiles of proteins that were up- or downregulated in different combinations of life stages...
September 21, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935190/a-roadmap-for-cost-of-goods-planning-to-guide-economic-production-of-cell-therapy-products
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Yonatan Y Lipsitz, William D Milligan, Ian Fitzpatrick, Evelien Stalmeijer, Suzanne S Farid, Kah Yong Tan, David Smith, Robert Perry, Jessica Carmen, Allen Chen, Charles Mooney, John Fink
Cell therapy products are frequently developed and produced without incorporating cost considerations into process development, contributing to prohibitively costly products. Herein we contextualize individual process development decisions within a broad framework for cost-efficient therapeutic manufacturing. This roadmap guides the analysis of cost of goods (COG) arising from tissue procurement, material acquisition, facility operation, production, and storage. We present the specific COG considerations related to each of these elements as identified through a 2013 International Society for Cellular Therapy COG survey, highlighting the differences between autologous and allogeneic products...
September 18, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935163/optimising-the-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer-in-the-era-of-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-based-on-the-prostate-mr-imaging-study-promis
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Rita Faria, Marta O Soares, Eldon Spackman, Hashim U Ahmed, Louise C Brown, Richard Kaplan, Mark Emberton, Mark J Sculpher
BACKGROUND: The current recommendation of using transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy (TRUSB) to diagnose prostate cancer misses clinically significant (CS) cancers. More sensitive biopsies (eg, template prostate mapping biopsy [TPMB]) are too resource intensive for routine use, and there is little evidence on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MPMRI). OBJECTIVE: To identify the most effective and cost-effective way of using these tests to detect CS prostate cancer...
September 18, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934942/implementation-considerations-when-expanding-health-worker-roles-to-include-safe-abortion-care-a-five-country-case-study-synthesis
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Claire Glenton, Annik M Sorhaindo, Bela Ganatra, Simon Lewin
BACKGROUND: Allowing a broader range of trained health workers to deliver services can be an important way of improving access to safe abortion care. However, the expansion of health worker roles may be challenging to implement. This study aimed to explore factors influencing the implementation of role expansion strategies for non-physician providers to include the delivery of abortion care. METHODS: We conducted a multi-country case study synthesis in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, South Africa and Uruguay, where the roles of non-physician providers have been formally expanded to include the provision of abortion care...
September 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934900/societal-costs-and-effects-of-implementing-population-based-mammography-screening-in-greenland
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Maria Klitgaard Christensen, Birgit V Niclasen, Kim Moesgaard Iburg
With a low breast cancer incidence and low population density, Greenland is geographically and organisationally challenged in implementing a cost effective breast cancer screening programme where a large proportion of the Greenlandic women will have to travel far to attend. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the cost effectiveness and cost utility of different strategies for implementing population-based breast cancer screening in Greenland. Two strategies were evaluated: Centralised screening in the capital Nuuk and decentralised screening in the five municipal regions of Greenland...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934786/long-term-cost-utility-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-patients-with-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
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S Harrison Farber, Jing L Han, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Qasim Hussaini, Siyun Yang, Promila Pagadala, Beth Parente, Jichun Xie, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a cause of significant morbidity for up to 40% of patients following spine surgery, and is estimated to cost almost $20 billion. Treatment options for these patients currently include conventional medical management (CMM), repeat operation, or spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Much of the published data regarding cost effectiveness of SCS comprise smaller scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) rather than large databases capturing practices throughout the US...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934728/has-toxicity-testing-moved-into-the-21st-century-a-survey-and-analysis-of-perceptions-in-the-field-of-toxicology
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Virginia Zaunbrecher, Elizabeth Beryt, Daniela Parodi, Donatello Telesca, Joseph Doherty, Timothy Malloy, Patrick Allard
BACKGROUND: Ten years ago, leaders in the field of toxicology called for a transformation of the discipline and a shift from primarily relying on traditional animal testing to incorporating advances in biotechnology and predictive methodologies into alternative testing strategies (ATS). Governmental agencies and academic and industry partners initiated programs to support such a transformation, but a decade later, the outcomes of these efforts are not well understood. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the use of ATS and the perceived barriers and drivers to their adoption by toxicologists and by others working in, or closely linked with, the field of toxicology...
August 30, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934673/an-analysis-of-chemicals-and-other-constituents-found-in-produced-water-from-hydraulically-fractured-wells-in-california-and-the-challenges-for-wastewater-management
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Emily A Chittick, Tanja Srebotnjak
As high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HF) has grown substantially in the United States over the past decade, so has the volume of produced water (PW), i.e., briny water brought to the surface as a byproduct of oil and gas production. According to a recent study (Groundwater Protection Council, 2015), more than 21 billion barrels of PW were generated in 2012. In addition to being high in TDS, PW may contain hydrocarbons, PAH, alkylphenols, naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM), metals, and other organic and inorganic substances...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
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