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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803585/performance-and-financial-consequences-of-stillbirth-in-holstein-dairy-cattle
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A Mahnani, A Sadeghi-Sefidmazgi, H Keshavarzi
Stillbirth is an economically important trait on dairy farms. Knowledge of the consequences of, and the economic losses associated with stillbirth can help the producer when making management decisions. The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of stillbirth on productive and reproductive performance as well as financial losses due to stillbirth incidence in Iranian Holstein dairy farms. Economic and performance data were collected from nine Holstein dairy farms in Isfahan and Khorasan provinces of Iran from March 2008 to December 2013...
August 14, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789615/choice-of-futility-boundaries-for-group-sequential-designs-with-two-endpoints
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Svenja Schüler, Meinhard Kieser, Geraldine Rauch
BACKGROUND: In clinical trials, the opportunity for an early stop during an interim analysis (either for efficacy or for futility) may relevantly save time and financial resources. This is especially important, if the planning assumptions required for power calculation are based on a low level of evidence. For example, when including two primary endpoints in the confirmatory analysis, the power of the trial depends on the effects of both endpoints and on their correlation. Assessing the feasibility of such a trial is therefore difficult, as the number of parameter assumptions to be correctly specified is large...
August 8, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783591/association-of-gene-polymorphisms-of-estrogen-receptor-follicle-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-and-leptin-with-follicular-cysts-in-large-white-sows
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Haotian Wang, Lu Chen, Yanwen Jiang, Shan Gao, Shuxiong Chen, Xue Zheng, Zhuo Liu, Yun Zhao, Hongjiao Li, Jiaxin Yu, Fengge Wang, Yating Liu, Chunjin Li, Xu Zhou
Ovarian follicular cysts are one of leading causes of infertility and financial loss in pig breeding program. This study was carried out to investigate the association between polymorphisms of estrogen receptor (ESR), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) β, and leptin genes and follicular cysts in sows. A total of 47 and 120 sows with follicular cysts and normal follicles, respectively, were selected to evaluate whether these candidate loci affect the formation of follicular cysts in sows. The polymorphisms of ESR, FSHβ, FSHβ/HaeIII and leptin genes were tested by PCR and PCR-RFLP methods...
April 7, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782809/overview-of-infectious-salmon-anaemia-virus-isav-in-atlantic-canada-and-first-report-of-an-isav-north-american-hpr0-subtype
#4
N Gagné, F LeBlanc
The infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is an important viral disease of farmed Atlantic salmon that has caused considerable financial losses for salmon farmers around the world, including Atlantic Canada. It is listed as a notifiable disease by the World Organization for Animal Health, and to this day, culling of infected cages or farms remains the current practice in many countries to mitigate the spread of the virus. In Atlantic Canada, ISAV was first detected in 1996 and continues to be detected. While some outbreaks seemed to have arisen from isolated infections of unknown source, others were local clusters resulting from horizontal spread of infection...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777395/health-related-quality-of-life-of-cancer-patients-with-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-a-pilot-study
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Junren Kang, Wei Chen, Wenyan Sun, Ruibin Ge, Hailong Li, Enling Ma, Qingxia Su, Fang Cheng, Jinhua Hong, Yuanjuan Zhang, Cheng Lei, Xinchuan Wang, Aiyun Jin, Wanli Liu
INTRODUCTION: This pilot exploratory study aimed to compare the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among patients diagnosed with different types of cancer receiving peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). METHODS: A multicenter cross-section study of cancer patients with PICCs was performed from February 1, 2013 to April 24, 2014. The primary objective of this study was to compare HRQOL in different cancer type patients with PICC. HRQOL was examined based on European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality-of-Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30)...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774333/cost-utility-analysis-of-bariatric-surgery-compared-with-conventional-medical-management-in-germany-a-decision-analytic-modeling
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Oleg Borisenko, Oliver Mann, Anna Duprée
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate cost-utility of bariatric surgery in Germany for a lifetime and 10-year horizon from a health care payer perspective. METHODS: State-transition Markov model provided absolute and incremental clinical and monetary results. In the model, obese patients could undergo surgery, develop post-surgery complications, experience diabetes type II, cardiovascular diseases or die. German Quality Assurance in Bariatric Surgery Registry and literature sources provided data on clinical effectiveness and safety...
August 3, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767920/implementing-apportionment-strategy-to-identify-costs-in-a-multidisciplinary-clinic
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Renato Ribeiro Nogueira Ferraz, Anna Sofia Costa Neri, Estela Capelas Barbosa, Marcus Vinícius Cesso da Silva
Objective: To present the implementation of an apportionment strategy proportional to the productive areas of a multidisciplinary clinic, defining the minimum values to be passed monthly to health professionals who work there. Methods: A study of the clinic structure was carried out, in which the area of occupation of each service was defined. Later the cost was prorated, allocating a value to each room, proportional to the space occupied. Results: The apportionment implementation allowed the clinic managers to visualize the cost of each room, providing a value base for formation of a minimum amount necessary to be passed monthly to each professional, as a form of payment for rent of using their facilities...
April 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764647/relationship-between-oral-health-and-fried-s-frailty-criteria-in-community-dwelling-older-persons
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Benedikta Kamdem, Laurence Seematter-Bagnoud, Fabiana Botrugno, Brigitte Santos-Eggimann
BACKGROUND: Oral health and frailty might be linked through several pathways, but previous studies are scarce. This study examined the association between oral health and components of Fried's frailty phenotype. METHODS: This cross-sectional analysis was based on a sample of 992 community-dwelling persons aged 73 to 77 years observed in the 2011 follow-up of the Lausanne 65+ cohort (Lc65+) study. Data were collected through annual mailed questionnaires, interview and physical examination...
August 1, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761485/molecular-determination-of-fasciola-spp-isolates-from-domestic-ruminants-fecal-samples-in-the-northwest-of-iran
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Abbas Imani Baran, Habib Cheraghi Saray, Farzad Katiraee
BACKGROUND: Fasciola species are the main causes for fascioliasis with great financial losses and are among the most important food/water-borne parasites worldwide. The basic proceedings such as epidemiology and effective control of fascioliasis rely mainly on precise identification of Fasciola species. The present study was conducted to determine the Fasciola species in ruminant fecal samples from East Azerbaijan Province in Iran. METHODS: Overall, 2012 fecal samples were collected and processed initially for microscopic examination of Fasciola eggs in 2014-15...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756874/diagnostic-value-of-neurological-studies-in-diagnosing-syncope-a-systematic-review
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Payam Pournazari, Zardasht Oqab, Robert Sheldon
BACKGROUND: Syncope is common and approaches to establishing etiology remain a matter of clinical and financial importance. Patients often undergo comprehensive neurologic investigations despite a lack of compelling indications. The aim was to determine the prevalence of use and diagnostic yield of electroencephalography (EEG), head computed tomography (CT), head magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and carotid Doppler ultrasound (CUS) examinations. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search in EMBASE, PubMed, and Cochrane from 1970 to 2015 for studies reporting on the use of EEG, CT, MRI, and CUS in diagnosing the cause of syncope...
April 13, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755447/matches-and-mismatches-between-conservation-investments-and-biodiversity-values-in-the-european-union
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David Sánchez-Fernández, Pedro Abellán, Pedro Aragón, Sara Varela, Mar Cabeza
Recently, the European Commission adopted a new strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity. Member states are expected to favour a more effective collection and redistribution of European Union (EU) funds under the current Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020. Because of the large spatial variation in the distribution of biodiversity and conservation needs at the continental scale, EU instruments should ensure that countries with higher biodiversity values get more funds and resources for the conservation of this biodiversity than other countries...
July 28, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755061/a-scoping-review-of-behavioral-economic-interventions-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Jeffrey T Kullgren, Dina Hafez, Allison Fedewa, Michele Heisler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper was to review studies of behavioral economic interventions (financial incentives, choice architecture modifications, or commitment devices) to prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among at-risk patients or improve self-management among patients with T2DM. RECENT FINDINGS: We found 15 studies that used varied study designs and outcomes to test behavioral economic interventions in clinical, workplace, or health plan settings...
September 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750870/-impact-of-obesity-in-the-pathophysiology-of-degenerative-disk-disease-and-in-the-morbidity-and-outcome-of-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Pedro David Delgado-López, José Manuel Castilla-Díez
Obesity (BMI>30Kg/m(2)) is a pandemic with severe medical and financial implications. There is growing evidence that relates certain metabolic processes within the adipose tissue, preferentially abdominal fat, with a low-intensity chronic inflammatory state mediated by adipokines and other substances that favor disk disease and chronic low back pain. Obesity greatly conditions both the preoperative evaluation and the spinal surgical technique itself. Some meta-analyses have confirmed an increase of complications following lumbar spine surgery (mainly infections and venous thrombosis) in obese subjects...
July 24, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746573/quality-of-life-socioeconomic-and-clinical-factors-and-physical-exercise-in-persons-living-with-hiv-aids
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Rafaela Catherine da Silva Cunha de Medeiros, Jason Azevedo de Medeiros, Tatiane Andreza Lima da Silva, Ricardo Dias de Andrade, Danielle Coutinho de Medeiros, Juliany de Souza Araújo, Antônio Manuel Gouveia de Oliveira, Marcos Aurélio de Albuquerque Costa, Paulo Moreira Silva Dantas
OBJECTIVE: To analyze whether socioeconomic and clinical aspects and the aspects of healthy life habits are associated with the quality of life of persons living with HIV/AIDS. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional exploratory quantitative research, with 227 persons living with HIV/AIDS, treated at two hospitals of reference between April 2012 and June 2014. We used structured questionnaires to assess socioeconomic aspects (gender, age, education level, marital status, race, socioeconomic status, dependents on family income, employment relationship), clinical parameters (time of disease diagnosis, use and time of medication, CD4 T-cell count, and viral load), and practice of physical exercise...
July 20, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746395/the-disease-burden-of-human-cystic-echinococcosis-based-on-hdrs-from-2001-to-2014-in-italy
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Toni Piseddu, Diego Brundu, Giovanni Stegel, Federica Loi, Sandro Rolesu, Gabriella Masu, Salvatore Ledda, Giovanna Masala
BACKGROUND: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is an important neglected zoonotic parasitic infection belonging to the subgroup of seven Neglected Zoonotic Disease (NZDs) included in the World Health Organization's official list of 18 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). CE causes serious global human health concerns and leads to significant economic losses arising from the costs of medical treatment, morbidity, life impairments and fatality rates in human cases. Moreover, CE is endemic in several Italian Regions...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743212/caregiver-burden-in-parkinson-disease-a-critical-review-of-recent-literature
#16
Philip E Mosley, Rebecca Moodie, Nadeeka Dissanayaka
Burden is a negative psychological state induced in caregivers by the demands of providing care to a person with an illness or a disability. Managing caregiver burden in Parkinson disease (PD) is significant because informal caregivers make a substantial contribution to the well-being of persons with PD, incurring financial, social, and personal losses. Failure to recognize and manage caregiver burden may lead to burnout and premature institutionalization of the person with PD. We conducted a comprehensive literature review to identify and summarize factors that may amplify burden, including motor and nonmotor symptoms of PD, caregiver psychiatric symptoms, and caregiver coping style...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734973/minimally-invasive-approaches-to-myoma-management
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REVIEW
Julian A Gingold, Ndeye-Aicha Gueye, Tommaso Falcone
Patients affected by the presence of leiomyomas may incur a substantial physical, emotional, social and financial toll as well as losses in their quality of life. Although many myomas are not amenable to medical therapy or hysteroscopic resection, many others are amenable to minimally invasive surgical approaches. In patients who prefer to retain their fertility, laparoscopic myomectomy should be considered the intervention of choice. In this review we expand on the surgical techniques of both conventional laparoscopic and robotic-assisted myomectomies...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732022/global-economic-trade-offs-between-wild-nature-and-tropical-agriculture
#18
Luis R Carrasco, Edward L Webb, William S Symes, Lian P Koh, Navjot S Sodhi
Global demands for agricultural and forestry products provide economic incentives for deforestation across the tropics. Much of this deforestation occurs with a lack of information on the spatial distribution of benefits and costs of deforestation. To inform global sustainable land-use policies, we combine geographic information systems (GIS) with a meta-analysis of ecosystem services (ES) studies to perform a spatially explicit analysis of the trade-offs between agricultural benefits, carbon emissions, and losses of multiple ecosystem services because of tropical deforestation from 2000 to 2012...
July 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730332/-a%C3%A2-phase-model-of-trauma-rehabilitation-how-can-we-avoid-the-rehab-hole
#19
Stefan Simmel, Wolf-Dieter Müller, Christoph Reimertz, Christian Kühne, Jean-Jacques Glaesener
Advances in the rescue chain and first aid of polytrauma patients, which have consequently increased their chance of survival, have led to an increase in demands for rehabilitation. However, there is still a large hole in the continuity of rehabilitation between acute patient care and in-patient rehabilitation, the so-called "rehab-hole". The consequences are untapped rehabilitation potential, loss of strength, endurance and motivation as well as impairment of function of the patient.Based on the phase model of neurological/neurosurgical rehabilitation, we propose a step model for the rehabilitation of polytrauma patients that ensures an uninterrupted chain of rehabilitation...
July 20, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725117/the-effect-of-fast-and-slow-decisions-on-risk-taking
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Michael Kirchler, David Andersson, Caroline Bonn, Magnus Johannesson, Erik Ø Sørensen, Matthias Stefan, Gustav Tinghög, Daniel Västfjäll
We experimentally compare fast and slow decisions in a series of experiments on financial risk taking in three countries involving over 1700 subjects. To manipulate fast and slow decisions, subjects were randomly allocated to responding within 7 seconds (time pressure) or waiting for at least 7 or 20 seconds (time delay) before responding. To control for different effects of time pressure and time delay on measurement noise, we estimate separate parameters for noise and risk preferences within a random utility framework...
2017: Journal of Risk and Uncertainty
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