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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543933/repeatability-of-oral-sugar-test-results-glucagon-like-peptide-1-measurements-and-serum-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-concentrations-in-horses
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N Frank, D M Walsh
BACKGROUND: Repeatability of the oral sugar test (OST) has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that OST glucose, insulin, active (aGLP-1) and total (tGLP-1) glucagon-like peptide 1, and high-molecular-weight (HMW) adiponectin results would be repeatable. ANIMALS: Fifty-three horses from a Tennessee research facility (n = 23) and private practice in Missouri (n = 30), including animals with medical histories of equine metabolic syndrome...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543169/gestational-weight-gain-in-the-first-two-pregnancies-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-the-second-pregnancy
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Maya Tabet, Lorie M Harper, Louise H Flick, Jen Jen Chang
BACKGROUND: Gestational Weight Gain (GWG) below or above the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations increases the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, it remains unknown whether the risk of adverse outcomes is affected by GWG in a previous pregnancy. We examined associations between GWG in the index (second) pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, including preterm delivery and small for gestational age (SGA), while taking into consideration GWG in the first pregnancy. METHODS: In a population-based cohort study (n = 210 564), using the Missouri maternally-linked birth registry (1989-2005), we used multivariable Poisson regression with robust error variance stratified by prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) to evaluate associations between GWG in the index pregnancy and a composite indicator of GWG in the first and second pregnancies and our outcomes of interest, after controlling for sociodemographic and pregnancy-related confounders...
May 24, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541869/teaming-up-for-asthma-control-epr-3-compliant-school-program-in-missouri-is-effective-and-cost-efficient
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Benjamin Francisco, Tammy Rood, Rebekah Nevel, Paul Foreman, Sherri Homan
INTRODUCTION: Teaming Up for Asthma Control (TUAC) is a work force development intervention to improve asthma control among children by increasing the competency of school nurses and delivering guideline-based education. We hypothesized that the knowledge and skills of participating school nurses would improve and that this change would positively affect students' asthma health and reduce health care utilization cost. METHODS: Asthma education for school nurses was provided online in a pretest/posttest format or in instructor-led groups...
May 25, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535457/age-of-first-drunkenness-and-risks-for-all-cause-mortality-a-27-year-follow-up-from-the-epidemiologic-catchment-area-study
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Hui Hu, William W Eaton, James C Anthony, Li-Tzy Wu, Linda B Cottler
BACKGROUND: Early-onset drunkenness is associated with an increased risk of developing an alcohol use disorder (AUD), which predicts excess mortality risk. Here, we estimated mortality risk for drinkers with and without early drunkenness. METHODS: For 14,848 adult participants interviewed about drinking, drunken episodes, and AUD in 1981-83 for the Epidemiologic Catchment Area in New Haven (Connecticut), Baltimore (Maryland), St. Louis (Missouri), and Durham (North Carolina), we linked National Death Index records through 2007...
May 17, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526088/assessment-of-parasitological-findings-in-heartworm-infected-beagles-treated-with-advantage-multi%C3%A2-for-dogs-10-imidacloprid%C3%A2-%C3%A2-2-5-moxidectin-and-doxycycline
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Molly D Savadelis, Cameon M Ohmes, Joe A Hostetler, Terry L Settje, Robert Zolynas, Michael T Dzimianski, Andrew R Moorhead
BACKGROUND: Anecdotal reports support the position that the adulticidal heartworm treatment utilizing doxycycline and Advantage Multi®/Advocate® for Dogs (10% imidacloprid + 2.5% moxidectin) has successfully converted antigen-positive dogs to antigen-negative. To date, no controlled experimental studies have demonstrated the adulticidal efficacy of this treatment regimen. The aim of this study was to evaluate the parasitological and clinical efficacy of Advantage Multi® for Dogs (IMD + MOX) and doxycycline in heartworm-infected beagles...
May 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507839/issues-in-managing-hurthle-cell-carcinoma-of-thyroid-a-case-report
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Patricia Tai, Martin Korzeniowski, Evgeny Sadikov, Kurian Joseph, Angus Kirby, Jon Tonita, Aamer Mahmud
A 61-year-old woman noticed a right neck lump in October 2001. Fine needle aspiration showed follicular neoplasm, adenoma versus carcinoma. The ultrasound scan showed a solid mass of maximum dimension of 3.7 cm. She had a right thyroid lobectomy and isthmectomy in January 2002 (first surgery). The tissue specimen showed a 4.5 cm Hurthle cell carcinoma (HCC) with vascular invasion. There were no capsular invasion, extra-thyroidal extension, or margin involvement. A completion left lobectomy (second surgery) was performed two weeks later...
April 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505060/the-aprn-role-in-changing-nursing-home-quality-the-missouri-quality-improvement-initiative
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Lori Popejoy, Amy Vogelsmeier, Colleen Galambos, Marcia Flesner, Greg Alexander, Annette Lueckenotte, Vanessa Lyons, Marilyn Rantz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492449/measuring-subcounty-differences-in-population-health-using-hospital-and-census-derived-data-sets-the-missouri-zip-health-rankings-project
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Elna Nagasako, Brian Waterman, Mathew Reidhead, Min Lian, Sarah Gehlert
CONTEXT: Measures of population health at the subcounty level are needed to identify areas for focused interventions and to support local health improvement activities. OBJECTIVE: To extend the County Health Rankings population health measurement model to the ZIP code level using widely available hospital and census-derived data sources. DESIGN: Retrospective administrative data study. SETTING: Missouri. POPULATION: Missouri FY 2012-2014 hospital inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department discharge encounters (N = 36 176 377) and 2015 Nielsen data...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484817/pen-torch-transillumination-difficult-venepuncture-made-easy
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Elijah Zhengyang Cai, Kalarani Sankaran, Monica Tan, Yiong Huak Chan, Thiam Chye Lim
INTRODUCTION: Our novel technique of pen torch transillumination (PTI) uses a cheap and easily available instrument (Penlite-LP212(®), Energizer(®), Missouri, USA) to visualize superficial veins invisible to the naked eye. We evaluate the efficacy of PTI in improving venepuncture success rate (SR) for patients with poor venous access. METHODS: This prospective randomized controlled trial looked at adult patients (n = 69) aged 21-90 with difficult venous access (history of ≥3 consecutive attempts required for successful cannulation during the current admission) requiring non-emergent venepuncture...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475841/discriminant-analyses-of-the-polyphenol-content-of-american-elderberry-juice-from-multiple-environments-provide-genotype-fingerprint
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Mitch C Johnson, Matheus Dela Libera Tres, Andrew L Thomas, George E Rottinghaus, C Michael Greenlief
The cultivation of American elderberry (Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis) continues to increase as the use of this botanical has expanded. Elderberries contain a variety of polyphenols, including anthocyanins, which have purported health benefits. However, information is lacking regarding the impact of environmental, management, and genotypic factors on the quantity and type of polyphenols and anthocyanins produced. Quantification of 16 polyphenols including eight anthocyanins present in juice from three genotypes of American elderberry grown at two Missouri sites from 2013 to 2014 was performed...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466201/edible-wild-plants-growing-in-contaminated-floodplains-implications-for-the-issuance-of-tribal-consumption-advisories-within-the-grand-lake-watershed-of-northeastern-oklahoma-usa
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Ean M Garvin, Cas F Bridge, Meredith S Garvin
Metal releases from the Tri-State Mining District (TSMD) that is located in southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma, have contaminated floodplain soils within the Neosho and Spring river watersheds of the Grand Lake watershed. Since the Oklahoma portion of the watershed lies within ten tribal jurisdictions, the potential accumulation of metals within plant species that are gathered and consumed by tribal members, as well as the resulting metal exposure risks to tribal human health, was a warranted concern for further investigation...
May 2, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462748/a-naturalistic-longitudinal-study-of-the-order-of-service-provision-with-respect-to-cocaine-use-and-outcomes-in-an-urban-homeless-sample
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E R Ayvaci, O Obiri, D Pollio, C S North
AIMS: Little is known about outcomes of drug abuse related to attainment of stable housing. This study examined outcomes of cocaine use and service provision in an urban homeless sample. METHODS: Two-year longitudinal study of systematically selected homeless individuals (N = 255) in St. Louis, Missouri from 1999 to 2001. The sample was interviewed three times annually using a structured diagnostic interview. Urine drug testing was conducted at every interview, and service utilisation data were obtained from the structured interviews and the agency-provided service use data...
May 2, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450533/mctbi-a-web-server-for-predicting-metal-ion-effects-in-rna-structures
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Lizhen Sun, Jingxiang Zhang, Shi-Jie Chen
Metal ions play critical roles in RNA structure and function. However, web servers and software packages for predicting ion effects in RNA structures is notably scarce. Furthermore, the existing web servers and software packages mainly neglect ion correlation and fluctuation effects, which are potentially important for RNAs. We here report a new web server, MCTBI server (http://rna.physics.missouri.edu/MCTBI), for the prediction of ion effects for RNA structures. The server is based on the recently developed MCTBI, a model that can account for ion correlation and fluctuation effects for nucleic acids structures and can provide improved predictions for the effects of metal ions, especially for multivalent ions such as Mg2+ effects, as shown by extensive theory-experiment test results...
April 27, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441436/environmental-dna-assays-for-the-sister-taxa-sauger-sander-canadensis-and-walleye-sander-vitreus
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Joseph C Dysthe, Kellie J Carim, Michael Ruggles, Kevin S McKelvey, Michael K Young, Michael K Schwartz
Sauger (Sander canadensis) and walleye (S. vitreus) are percid fishes that naturally co-occur throughout much of the eastern United States. The native range of sauger extends into the upper Missouri River drainage where walleye did not historically occur, but have been stocked as a sport fish. Sauger populations have been declining due to habitat loss, fragmentation, and competition with non-native species, such as walleye. To effectively manage sauger populations, it is necessary to identify areas where sauger occur, and particularly where they co-occur with walleye...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430094/predictors-for-the-number-of-warning-information-sources-during-tornadoes
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Zhen Cong, Jianjun Luo, Daan Liang, Ali Nejat
People may receive tornado warnings from multiple information sources, but little is known about factors that affect the number of warning information sources (WISs). This study examined predictors for the number of WISs with a telephone survey on randomly sampled residents in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Joplin, Missouri, approximately 1 year after both cities were struck by violent tornadoes (EF4 and EF5) in 2011. The survey included 1006 finished interviews and the working sample included 903 respondents. Poisson regression and Zero-Inflated Poisson regression showed that older age and having an emergency plan predicted more WISs in both cities...
April 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425180/diabetes-news
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Payal H Marathe, Abigail E Dove, Helen X Gao, Kelly L Close
The 66th annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology gathered thousands of attendees in Washington, DC, USA from March 17-19, 2017. The third and final day of the conference included a presentation of CVD-REAL results by Dr Mikhail Kosiborod (University of Missouri, MO, USA).
April 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412054/community-pharmacy-transition-of-care-services-and-rural-hospital-readmissions-a-case-study
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Allison P Patton, Yifei Liu, D Matthew Hartwig, Justin R May, Jessica Moon, Steven C Stoner, Kendall D Guthrie
OBJECTIVES: To explore community pharmacist involvement in the transition of care (TOC) process for patients discharged with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or elective total hip or knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA). SETTING: Patients discharged from a 60-bed acute care hospital located in rural Missouri were seen by a community pharmacist in 2 independent community pharmacy chain locations...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393087/an-atlas-of-paste-fabrics-and-supplemental-paste-compositional-data-from-late-middle-preclassic-period-ceramics-at-the-maya-site-of-holtun-guatemala
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Michael G Callaghan, Daniel Pierce, Brigitte Kovacevich, Michael D Glascock
This data article contains an atlas of paste fabrics and supplemental paste compositional data generated from Late Middle Preclassic-period ceramics at the Maya site of Holtun, Guatemala. The data include maps showing locations of archeological contexts, excavation profiles, photographs and photomicrographs of sherds and paste fabrics, and compositional data produced by Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) at the Research Reactor, University of Missouri (MURR). The NAA data include a biplot and table of canonical discriminant analyses, Mahalonobis distance calculations, and Euclidian distance searches between the samples...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387485/plasma-insulin-level-correlation-to-metabolic-parameter-shifts-in-hospitalized-psychiatric-patients
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Andrew C Naglich, Leigh Anne Nelson, Courtney A Iuppa, Lauren A Diefenderfer, Ellie S R Elliott, Roger W Sommi
Objective: To identify potential correlations between baseline plasma insulin level and shifts in metabolic status in psychiatric inpatients. Methods: A population of 75 patients was identified for this single-center, retrospective study conducted at a state psychiatric hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Patients were selected on the basis of presence of a baseline fasting plasma insulin level drawn at admission; duration of stay ≥ 12 weeks between August 1, 2013, and December 31, 2015; and presence of metabolic laboratory and weight measurements at baseline and 3 months...
April 6, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387241/an-unbiased-index-to-quantify-participant-s-phenotypic-contribution-to-an-open-access-cohort
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Yingleong Chan, Michael Tung, Alexander S Garruss, Sarah W Zaranek, Ying Kai Chan, Jeantine E Lunshof, Alexander W Zaranek, Madeleine P Ball, Michael F Chou, Elaine T Lim, George M Church
The Personal Genome Project (PGP) is an effort to enroll many participants to create an open-access repository of genome, health and trait data for research. However, PGP participants are not enrolled for studying any specific traits and participants choose the phenotypes to disclose. To measure the extent and willingness and to encourage and guide participants to contribute phenotypes, we developed an algorithm to score and rank the phenotypes and participants of the PGP. The scoring algorithm calculates the participation index (P-index) for every participant, where 0 indicates no reported phenotypes and 100 indicate complete phenotype reporting...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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