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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140876/evidence-based-guidance-to-assist-volunteers-working-with-at-risk-children-in-a-school-context
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Emmy De Buck, Philippe Vandekerckhove, Karin Hannes
AIM: One of the activities of the Belgian Red Cross is the 'Bridging the Gap' project, in collaboration with local schools. In this project, volunteers join the teaching staff to improve personal development goals in at-risk children with poor performance. The aim of this study was to develop evidence-based guidance for the volunteers to help them choose the right didactical approach for supporting these children. METHOD: Systematic literature searches were performed in three bibliographic databases (the Campbell Library, MEDLINE and ERIC) to find the effectiveness of 16 different didactical activities...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135939/bioactive-molecules-release-and-cellular-responses-of-alginate-tricalcium-phosphate-particles-hybrid-gel
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Dipankar Das, Sumi Bang, Shengmin Zhang, Insup Noh
In this article, a hybrid gel has been developed using sodium alginate (Alg) and α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP) particles through ionic crosslinking process for the application in bone tissue engineering. The effects of pH and composition of the gel on osteoblast cells (MC3T3) response and bioactive molecules release have been evaluated. At first, a slurry of Alg and α-TCP has been prepared using an ultrasonicator for the homogeneous distribution of α-TCP particles in the Alg network and to achieve adequate interfacial interaction between them...
November 14, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130292/scoping-study-investigating-stakeholder-perceptions-and-use-of-school-canteens-in-an-australian-city
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Tanya Lawlis, Dionne Eckley, Maggie Jamieson, Melissa Knox
AIM: To investigate stakeholder perceptions of healthy food availability in school canteens, the promotion of healthy foods and canteen policy compliance. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of Catholic and independent primary and high schools comprising three investigative phases: (i) survey of 39 schools, (ii) survey of canteen managers and parents from 10 schools and (iii) an audit of school menus against National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines. RESULTS: Total participants included: 6 principals, no canteen mangers and 86 parents from two schools; 24 menus were audited...
November 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124961/mobilizing-mercy-a-history-of-the-canadian-red-cross
#4
Leo van Bergen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Medicine, Conflict, and Survival
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119162/intense-red-up-conversion-luminescence-and-dynamical-processes-observed-in-sc2o3-yb-3-er-3-nanostructures
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Junxia Jiu, Xitao An, Jing Li, Jing Leng, Wei Lü, Li Chen, Xiaojun Wang
The intense red up-conversion luminescence in Sc2O3:Yb(3+),Er(3+) synthesized using a biphasic solvothermal (ST) method was observed upon laser diode pumping at 980 nm. Compared with that found in the bulk sample synthesized using a solid state (SS) reaction at the same sintering temperature (700 °C), the green and red up-conversion luminescence are enhanced by a factor of 19.7 and 23.4, respectively. The relative red intensity of the sample prepared using the ST method at 700 °C for 2 h was enhanced up to 6...
November 9, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118994/interval-mapping-for-red-green-skin-color-in-asian-pears-using-a-modified-qtl-seq-method
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Huabai Xue, Ting Shi, Fangfang Wang, Huangkai Zhou, Jian Yang, Long Wang, Suke Wang, Yanli Su, Zhen Zhang, Yushan Qiao, Xiugen Li
Pears with red skin are attractive to consumers and provide additional health benefits. Identification of the gene(s) responsible for skin coloration can benefit cultivar selection and breeding. The use of QTL-seq, a bulked segregant analysis method, can be problematic when heterozygous parents are involved. The present study modified the QTL-seq method by introducing a |Δ(SNP-index)| parameter to improve the accuracy of mapping the red skin trait in a group of highly heterozygous Asian pears. The analyses were based on mixed DNA pools composed of 28 red-skinned and 27 green-skinned pear lines derived from a cross between the 'Mantianhong' and 'Hongxiangsu' red-skinned cultivars...
2017: Horticulture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117535/rescuing-infusion-of-mirna-1-prevents-cardiac-remodeling-in-a-heart-selective-mirna-deficient-mouse
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Shuilian Luo, Yuhang Chen, Rui He, Yujun Shi, Li Su
OBJECTIVE: The decreased expression of muscle-specific microRNA-1 (miR-1) has been found in many cardiovascular diseases and is considered to contribute to heart failure (HF). Here we investigated the role of miR-1 in myocardium protection by infusion of miR-1 in a cardiac global miRNA-deficient mouse. METHODS: We generated a cardiac-selective miRNA-deficient mouse by crossing Dicer(flox/flox) mice with mice expressing tamoxifen-inducible Cre recombinase under the control of a mouse αMHC promoter...
November 5, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116753/self-assembled-colloidal-gel-using-cell-membrane-coated-nanosponges-as-building-blocks
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Yue Zhang, Weiwei Gao, Yijie Chen, Tamara Escajadillo, Jessica Ungerleider, Ronnie H Fang, Karen Christman, Victor Nizet, Liangfang Zhang
Colloidal gels consisting of oppositely charged nanoparticles are increasingly utilized for drug delivery and tissue engineering. Meanwhile, cell membrane-coated nanoparticles are becoming a compelling biomimetic system for innovative therapeutics. Here, we demonstrate the successful use of cell membrane-coated nanoparticles as building blocks to formulate a colloidal gel that gelates entirely based on material self-assembly without chemical cross-linking. Specifically, we prepare red blood cell membrane-coated nanosponges and mix them with an appropriate amount of cationic nanoparticles, resulting in a spontaneously formed gel-like complex...
November 10, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114189/computer-vision-syndrome-prevalence-knowledge-and-associated-factors-among-saudi-arabia-university-students-is-it-a-serious-problem
#9
Sultan H Al Rashidi, H Alhumaidan
Objectives: Computers and other visual display devices are now an essential part of our daily life. With the increased use, a very large population is experiencing sundry ocular symptoms globally such as dry eyes, eye strain, irritation, and redness of the eyes to name a few. Collectively, all such computer related symptoms are usually referred to as computer vision syndrome (CVS). The current study aims to define the prevalence, knowledge in community, pathophysiology, factors associated, and prevention of CVS...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109030/layer-by-layer-assembly-of-graphene-oxide-on-thermosensitive-liposomes-for-photo-chemotherapy
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Mohadeseh Hashemi, Meisam Omidi, Bharadwaj Muralidharan, Lobat Tayebi, Matthew J Herpin, Mohammad Ali Mohagheghi, Javad Mohammadi, Hugh D C Smyth, Thomas E Milner
Stimuli responsive polyelectrolyte nanoparticles have been developed for chemo-photothermal destruction of breast cancer cells. This novel system, called layer by layer Lipo-graph (LBL Lipo-graph), is composed of alternate layers of graphene oxide (GO) and graphene oxide conjugated poly (l-lysine) (GO-PLL) deposited on cationic liposomes encapsulating doxorubicin. Various concentrations of GO and GO-PLL were examined and the optimal LBL Lipo-graph was found to have a particle size of 267.9 ± 13 nm, zeta potential of +43...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108663/a-needs-assessment-of-infection-control-training-for-american-red-cross-personnel-working-in-shelters
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Jocelyn J Herstein, Janice Springer, Jono Anzalone, Sharon Medcalf, John J Lowe
This pilot needs assessment aimed to identify gaps in infection prevention and control (IPC) training of American Red Cross shelter staff through an electronic survey of IPC background, knowledge, and perceived training needs. Respondents (n = 471) noted a greater need for training in several IPC areas, although no significant differences were found in IPC knowledge between those who had recently deployed to a shelter (n = 70) and trained personnel who had never deployed (n = 178).
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107974/significant-relationships-between-a-simple-marker-of-redox-balance-and-lifestyle-behaviours-relevance-to-the-framingham-risk-score
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Neda Seyedsadjadi, Jade Berg, Ayse A Bilgin, Chin Tung, Ross Grant
Oxidative stress has been closely linked to the progressive cell damage associated with emerging non-communicable disease (NCDs). Early detection of these biochemical abnormalities before irreversible cell damage occurs may therefore be useful in identifying disease risk at an individual level. In order to test this hypothesis, this study assessed the relationship between a simple measure of redox status and lifestyle risk factors for NCDs, and the population-based risk score of Framingham. In a cross-sectional study design, 100 apparently healthy middle-aged males (n = 48) and females (n = 52) were asked to complete a comprehensive lifestyle assessment questionnaire, followed by body fat percentage and blood pressure measurements, and blood collection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107951/the-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-on-blood-loss-and-maternal-outcome-in-the-treatment-of-persistent-postpartum-hemorrhage-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ada Gillissen, Dacia D C A Henriquez, Thomas van den Akker, Camila Caram-Deelder, Merlijn Wind, Joost J Zwart, Jos van Roosmalen, Jeroen Eikenboom, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Johanna G van der Bom
BACKGROUND: Recent results show a protective effect of tranexamic acid on death due to bleeding in patients with postpartum hemorrhage in low- and middle-resource countries. We quantify the association between early administration of tranexamic acid compared to late or no administration and severe acute maternal morbidity and blood loss among women suffering from persistent severe postpartum hemorrhage in a high-income country. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We performed a nationwide retrospective cohort study in 61 hospitals in the Netherlands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104606/astilbin-from-smilax-glabra-roxb-attenuates-inflammatory-responses-in-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rats
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Lisha Dong, Jinqiu Zhu, Hongzhi Du, Heng Nong, Xicheng He, Xiaoyu Chen
Astilbin, a flavonoid compound, was isolated from the rhizome of Smilax glabra Roxb. (with red cross-section) grown in Guizhou Province, China. We accessed its effect and potential mechanism on attenuation of the inflammatory response in CFA-induced AA rats. Our results showed that daily oral administration of astilbin at 5.3 mg/kg reduced joint damage in the hind paw of AA rats. Accordingly, astilbin exhibited remarkable inhibitory effects on TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6 mRNA expression. Significant decrease of serum cytokine levels of TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6 was also observed in astilbin-treated AA rats compared to the vehicle-treated AA rats...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104346/tessellated-permanent-magnet-circuits-for-flow-through-open-gradient-separations-of-weakly-magnetic-materials
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Lee R Moore, P Stephen Williams, Jeffrey J Chalmers, Maciej Zborowski
Emerging microfluidic-based cell assays favor label-free red blood cell (RBC) depletion. Magnetic separation of RBC is possible because of the paramagnetism of deoxygenated hemoglobin but the process is slow for open-gradient field configurations. In order to increase the throughput, periodic arrangements of the unit magnets were considered, consisting of commercially available Nd-Fe-B permanent magnets and soft steel flux return pieces. The magnet design is uniquely suitable for multiplexing by magnet tessellation, here meaning the tiling of the magnet assembly cross-sectional plane by periodic repetition of the magnet and the flow channel shapes...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104303/gpu-accelerated-red-blood-cells-simulations-with-transport-dissipative-particle-dynamics
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Ansel L Blumers, Yu-Hang Tang, Zhen Li, Xuejin Li, George E Karniadakis
Mesoscopic numerical simulations provide a unique approach for the quantification of the chemical influences on red blood cell functionalities. The transport Dissipative Particles Dynamics (tDPD) method can lead to such effective multiscale simulations due to its ability to simultaneously capture mesoscopic advection, diffusion, and reaction. In this paper, we present a GPU-accelerated red blood cell simulation package based on a tDPD adaptation of our red blood cell model, which can correctly recover the cell membrane viscosity, elasticity, bending stiffness, and cross-membrane chemical transport...
August 2017: Computer Physics Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102534/food-and-beverage-consumption-and-food-addiction-among-women-in-the-nurses-health-studies
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Adina R Lemeshow, Eric B Rimm, Deborah S Hasin, Ashley N Gearhardt, Alan J Flint, Alison E Field, Jeanine M Genkinger
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Previous studies have not addressed a fundamental component of a food addiction disorder: the compulsive relationship between eating and potentially positively reinforcing foods. We aimed to evaluate the association between food consumption and food addiction. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We conducted cross-sectional analyses merging data from the Nurses' Health Study (n = 58,625) and Nurses' Health Study II (n = 65,063), two prospective cohort studies of female nurses in the United States...
November 1, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102099/white-lipped-tree-viper-cryptelytrops-albolabris-envenomation-in-an-american-viper-keeper
#18
Spencer Greene, Laura Ann Galdamez, Richard Tomasheski
BACKGROUND: Snakebites are common in many regions of the United States. Bites from exotic species, however, are rare. The white-lipped tree viper, Cryptelytrops (formerly Trimeresurus) albolabris, is a pit viper native to Southeast Asia. Bites are common in countries such as Myanmar, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and China. In this report, we describe an envenomation in an American viper keeper. CASE REPORT: A healthy 28-year-old right-handed man who collects venomous snakes experienced a bite to the distal left thumb from a neonatal C...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099759/study-on-scattering-and-absorption-properties-of-quantum-dot-converted-elements-for-light-emitting-diodes-using-finite-difference-time-domain-method
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Jiasheng Li, Yong Tang, Zongtao Li, Xinrui Ding, Dong Yuan, Binhai Yu
CdSe/ZnS quantum-dot-converted elements (QDCEs) are good candidates for substituting rare-earth phosphor-converted elements (PCEs) in white light-emitting diodes (LEDs); however, studies on their scattering and absorption properties are scarce, suppressing further increment in the optical and thermal performance of quantum-dot-converted LEDs. Therefore, we introduce the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method to achieve the critical optical parameters of QDCEs when used in white LEDs; their scattering cross-section (coefficient), absorption cross-section (coefficient), and scattering phase distributions are presented and compared with those of traditional YAG phosphor-converted elements (PCEs) at varying particle size and concentration...
November 3, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099397/implementation-of-a-blood-management-program-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-effect-on-transfusion-practices-and-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-undergoing-surgery
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Faiz Gani, Marcelo Cerullo, Aslam Ejaz, Pranjal B Gupta, Vincent M Demario, Fabian M Johnston, Steven M Frank, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Patient blood management (PBM) programs represent a perioperative bundle of care that aim to reduce or eliminate unnecessary transfusions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a PBM program on transfusion practices and clinical outcomes at a single surgical department at a tertiary care hospital in the United States. METHODS: This pre-post, cross-sectional study was performed using data from 17,114 patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery between 2010 and 2013...
November 2, 2017: Annals of Surgery
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