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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926474/the-association-of-thyroid-function-and-the-risk-of-kidney-function-decline-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Layal Chaker, Sanaz Sedaghat, Ewout J Hoorn, Wendy P J Den Elzen, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Albert Hofman, M Arfan Ikram, Oscar H Franco, Abbas Dehghan, Robin P Peeters
OBJECTIVES: Thyroid dysfunction has been associated with kidney function decline, but mainly in cross-sectional studies. Therefore, we aimed to determine the association between thyroid and kidney function in a prospective population-based cohort study longitudinally. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Participants aged ≥45 years from the Rotterdam Study with thyroid and kidney function assessment were included. Kidney function and new onset chronic kidney disease (CKD) were defined using estimated glomerular filtration ate (eGFR), with CKD defined as eGFR <60 mL/min/1...
December 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925529/respiratory-nursing-at-a-glance-preston-wendy-and-kelly-carol-respiratory-nursing-at-a-glance-152pp-%C3%A2-27-99-wiley-blackwell-9781119048305-1119048303-formula-see-text
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This text presents information on respiratory conditions in a succinct manner, beginning with an overview of the historical context of respiratory nursing and moving on to discuss anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, exercise, nutrition and pulmonary rehabilitation.
December 7, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925528/brocklehurst-s-textbook-of-geriatric-medicine-and-gerontology-8th-edition-fillit-howard-m-rockwood-kenneth-and-young-john-brocklehurst-s-textbook-of-geriatric-medicine-and-gerontology-8th-edition-1168pp-%C3%A2-182-99-elsevier-9780702061851-0702061859-formula-see
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(no author information available yet)
This is the 8th edition of this well-regarded medical textbook. Its contributors include several nurses and the subjects covered will be of interest to any nurse or nursing student working with older adults.
December 7, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925004/appropriate-osmotic-balance-duration-for-different-volumes-of-ovarian-tissue-in-vitrification-solution-a-study-of-ovary-tissue-vitrification-and-transplantation-in-sheep
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L Dang, X Zheng, Q Chang, Y Yang, Y Wang, Y Cai, C Hei, H Wang, C Zhao, W Zhu, Y Wang
:   BACKGROUND: Auto-transplantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue has become a promising method for fertility preservation and standardization of the process is crucial for practical applications. OBJECTIVE: Here we used different size of large sheep ovarian cortex to study the most suitable osmotic balance durations in the vitrification solution for large piece ovary cortex. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ovarian cortices from six-month old female sheep were divided into 40 cubic mm, 80 cubic mm and 160 cubic mm volume, A two-step osmotic balance method was used based on the results from morphological and histological study, we detected the expression of VEGF after thawing, the percentage of follicles that survived and serum E2 levels,together with apoptosis test by TUNEL...
September 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924825/an-integrated-strategy-for-global-qualitative-and-quantitative-profiling-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-formulas-baoyuan-decoction-as-a-case
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Xiaoli Ma, Xiaoyu Guo, Yuelin Song, Lirui Qiao, Wenguang Wang, Mingbo Zhao, Pengfei Tu, Yong Jiang
Clarification of the chemical composition of traditional Chinese medicine formulas (TCMFs) is a challenge due to the variety of structures and the complexity of plant matrices. Herein, an integrated strategy was developed by hyphenating ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF), hybrid triple quadrupole-linear ion trap mass spectrometry (Qtrap-MS), and the novel post-acquisition data processing software UNIFI to achieve automatic, rapid, accurate, and comprehensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of the chemical components in TCMFs...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924786/evolution-of-a-high-local-strain-in-rolling-up-mos2-sheets-decorated-with-ag-and-au-nanoparticles-for-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering
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Da Young Hwang, Dong Hack Suh
We report that a high local strain was obtained for multilayer MoS2 nanoscrolls decorated with noble nanoparticles (Ag and Au NPs) using a rolling process beyond breaking or slipping of MoS2. The local strain was estimated through the bending strain in the nanoscrolls and the extent of coverage of Ag and Au NPs decorated on MoS2, exhibiting magnified surface-enhanced Raman scattering. TEM images showed that the MoS2-Ag and MoS2-Au nanoscrolls have a tube-like morphology decorated with NPs on the inner and outer sides of the MoS2 nanoscrolls...
January 13, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924670/safety-of-iphone-retinal-photography
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Sheng Chiong Hong, Giles Wynn-Williams, Graham Wilson
BACKGROUND: With the advancement in mobile technology, smartphone retinal photography is becoming a popular practice. However, there is limited information about the safety of the latest smartphones used for retinal photography. AIMS: This study aims to determine the photobiological risk of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus when used in conjunction with a 20Diopter condensing lens for retinal photography. METHOD: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus (Apple, Cupertino, CA) were used in this study...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924666/a-new-mathematical-formula-to-predict-the-foetal-weight-in-twin-pregnancies-a-comparison-of-it-with-19-different-formulas
#8
Deniz Esinler, Oya Bircan Aldemir, Ebru Alici Davutoglu, Ertugrul Karahanoglu, Kerime Nazli Salihoglu, Ebru Kuzu, Neslihan Yerebasmaz, Omer Kandemir, Serdar Yalvac
One hundred and seventy-two twin-pregnant patients were enrolled. The estimated foetal weight was calculated using 19 different formulas. Ong's formula (0.954 (95%CI = 0.938/0.966)), which was designed specifically for twins, produced the highest Cronbach's alpha value followed by Hadlock II (0.952 (95%CI = 0.935/0.965)), Hadlock I (0.952 (95%CI = 0.935/0.964)), Hadlock III (0.952 (95%CI = 0.935/0.964)), Hadlock IV (0.952 (95%CI = 0.935/0.964)) and our formula (0.952 (95%CI = 0.935/0...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924497/a-strategy-combining-higher-energy-c-trap-dissociation-with-neutral-loss-and-product-ion-based-ms-n-acquisition-for-global-profiling-and-structure-annotation-of-fatty-acids-conjugates
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Qi-Rui Bi, Jin-Jun Hou, Min Yang, Yao Shen, Peng Qi, Rui-Hong Feng, Zhuo Dai, Bing-Peng Yan, Jian-Wei Wang, Xiao-Jian Shi, Wan-Ying Wu, De-An Guo
Fatty acids conjugates (FACs) are ubiquitous but found in trace amounts in the natural world. They are composed of multiple unknown substructures and side chains. Thus, FACs are difficult to be analyzed by traditional mass spectrometric methods. In this study, an integrated strategy was developed to global profiling and targeted structure annotation of FACs in complex matrix by LTQ Orbitrap. Dicarboxylic acid conjugated bufotoxins (DACBs) in Venenum bufonis (VB) were used as model compounds. The new strategy (abbreviated as HPNA) combined higher-energy C-trap dissociation (HCD) with product ion- (PI), neutral loss- (NL) based MS(n) (n ≥ 3) acquisition in both positive-ion mode and negative-ion mode...
December 6, 2016: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923369/protocol-of-a-prospective-study-for-the-combination-treatment-of-shu-gan-jian-pi-decoction-and-steroid-standard-therapy-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-patients
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Xiao-Ling Chi, Huan-Ming Xiao, Yu-Bao Xie, Gao-Shu Cai, Jun-Min Jiang, Guang-Jun Tian, Mei-Jie Shi, Shu-Duo Wu, Peng-Tao Zhao, Hui-Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: Prednisone plus azathioprine is considered the mainstay of therapy in the current recommendations for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). However, it does not provide good benefits for AIH patients because of its serious side effects. Therefore, more and more AIH patients prefer to seek for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to manage their symptoms and reduce the side effects of steroids in China. Shu-Gan-Jian-Pi Decoction is a popular used Chinese herbal formula in Guangdong province of China, which has demonstrated the effect of improving efficacy and reducing side effects of corticosteroids in AIH patients...
December 7, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923348/comparison-of-different-statistical-approaches-for-urinary-peptide-biomarker-detection-in-the-context-of-coronary-artery-disease
#11
Eleanor Stanley, Eleni Ioanna Delatola, Esther Nkuipou-Kenfack, William Spooner, Walter Kolch, Joost P Schanstra, Harald Mischak, Thomas Koeck
BACKGROUND: When combined with a clinical outcome variable, the size, complexity and nature of mass-spectrometry proteomics data impose great statistical challenges in the discovery of potential disease-associated biomarkers. The purpose of this study was thus to evaluate the effectiveness of different statistical methods applied for urinary proteomic biomarker discovery and different methods of classifier modelling in respect of the diagnosis of coronary artery disease in 197 study subjects and the prognostication of acute coronary syndromes in 368 study subjects...
December 6, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923308/the-pocketbook-guide-to-mental-health-act-assessments-barcham-claire-the-pocketbook-guide-to-mental-health-act-assessments-208pp-%C3%A2-23-99-open-university-press-9780335262502-0335245072-formula-see-text
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(no author information available yet)
Intended to be a brief guide to making Mental Health Act assessments, this updated edition includes an overview of the relevant legal frameworks, and how to set up and manage assessments. It also describes how to make and implement decisions about, for example, hospital admission.
December 7, 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923306/ebola-behind-the-mask-a-true-inside-story-of-the-outbreak-dennis-andy-and-simon-anna-ebola-behind-the-mask-a-true-inside-story-of-the-outbreak-270pp-%C3%A2-12-80-uitgeverij-aspekt-9789461539458-9461539452-formula-see-text
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(no author information available yet)
This book documents the experiences of two healthcare workers who volunteered at an Ebola management centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, during the world's biggest ever outbreak of the virus in 2014-15.
December 7, 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923282/ischaemia-modified-albumin-in-preeclampsia-a-critical-view
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Aslı Yarcı Gursoy, Elif Didem Ozdemir, Halis Ozdemir, Tuba Candar, Gamze Sinem Caglar
The aim of the study was to compare ischaemia-modified albumin (IMA) levels, both original and corrected, in healthy pregnancies and pregnancies complicated with preeclampsia. Maternal and cord blood samples from study (n = 16) and control (n = 17) groups were collected at the time of delivery. IMA levels were given in absorbance units (ABSU). IMA levels, both original and corrected, were compared between study and control groups. No significant difference was found between maternal and cord blood IMA levels between the study and control groups [1...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922830/ligand-receptor-binding-kinetics-in-surface-plasmon-resonance-cells-a-monte-carlo-analysis
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Jacob Carroll, Matthew Raum, Kimberly Forsten-Williams, Uwe C Täuber
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) chips are widely used to measure association and dissociation rates for the binding kinetics between two species of chemicals, e.g., cell receptors and ligands. It is commonly assumed that ligands are spatially well mixed in the SPR region, and hence a mean-field rate equation description is appropriate. This approximation however ignores the spatial fluctuations as well as temporal correlations induced by multiple local rebinding events, which become prominent for slow diffusion rates and high binding affinities...
December 6, 2016: Physical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922534/interventional-effects-for-mediation-analysis-with-multiple-mediators
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Stijn Vansteelandt, Rhian M Daniel
The mediation formula for the identification of natural (in)direct effects has facilitated mediation analyses that better respect the nature of the data, with greater consideration of the need for confounding control. The default assumptions on which it relies are strong, however. In particular, they are known to be violated when confounders of the mediator-outcome association are affected by the exposure. This complicates extensions of counterfactual-based mediation analysis to settings that involve repeatedly measured mediators, or multiple correlated mediators...
November 29, 2016: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922230/consensus-statement-on-diagnosis-treatment-and-follow-up-of-cow-s-milk-protein-allergy-among-infants-and-children-in-turkey
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Aydan Kansu, Aysel Yüce, Buket Dalgıç, Bülent Enis Şekerel, Fügen Çullu-Çokuğraş, Haluk Çokuğraş
The present paper aims to provide experts' consensus on diagnosis and management of cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) among infants and children in Turkey, based on review of available evidence-based guidelines, publications and experts' clinical experience. The experts agreed that CMPA diagnosis should be based on symptomatic evaluation and diagnostic elimination diet as followed by implementation of an open challenge test after disappearance of symptoms and confirmation of CMPA diagnosis in re-appearance of symptoms...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922129/sonic-horizon-formation-for-oscillating-bose-einstein-condensates-in-isotropic-harmonic-potential
#18
Ying Wang, Yu Zhou, Shuyu Zhou
We study the sonic horizon phenomena of the oscillating Bose-Einstein condensates in isotropic harmonic potential. Based on the Gross-Pitaevskii equation model and variational method, we derive the original analytical formula for the criteria and lifetime of the formation of the sonic horizon, demonstrating pictorially the interaction parameter dependence for the occur- rence of the sonic horizon and damping effect of the system distribution width. Our analytical results corroborate quantitatively the particular features of the sonic horizon reported in previous numerical study...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922070/deep-sequencing-of-the-16s-ribosomal-rna-of-the-neonatal-oral-microbiome-a-comparison-of-breast-fed-and-formula-fed-infants
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S S Al-Shehri, E L Sweeney, D M Cowley, H G Liley, P D Ranasinghe, B G Charles, P N Shaw, D Vagenas, J A Duley, C L Knox
In utero and upon delivery, neonates are exposed to a wide array of microorganisms from various sources, including maternal bacteria. Prior studies have proposed that the mode of feeding shapes the gut microbiota and, subsequently the child's health. However, the effect of the mode of feeding and its influence on the development of the neonatal oral microbiota in early infancy has not yet been reported. The aim of this study was to compare the oral microbiota of healthy infants that were exclusively breast-fed or formula-fed using 16S-rRNA gene sequencing...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921133/-evaluation-of-correction-formulas-for-tonometry-the-goldmann-applanation-tonometry-in-approximation-to-dynamic-contour-tonometry
#20
J Wachtl, M Töteberg-Harms, S Frimmel, C Kniestedt
BACKGROUND: Accurate determination of intraocular pressure (IOP) is essential for correct management of glaucoma. Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) is the gold standard for measuring IOP despite its limitations due to its dependence on corneal properties. With the aim of improving the accuracy of GAT readings, several correction formulas have been developed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy and clinical relevance of five correction equations for GAT...
December 5, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
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