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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820300/meningeal-worm-parelaphostrongylus-tenuis-as-a-cause-of-mortality-in-the-restored-elk-cervus-canadensis-population-in-missouri
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M Colter Chitwood, Barbara J Keller, Harith Saeed Al-Warid, Kelly Straka, Aaron M Hildreth, Lonnie Hansen, Joshua J Millspaugh
Meningeal worm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) is an important cause of mortality of elk (Cervus canadensis) in populations in the eastern US and has been implicated in the failure of several restoration attempts. From 2011 to 2013, the Missouri Department of Conservation translocated 108 adult and yearling elk from Kentucky (US) to southern Missouri (US) to establish a free-ranging population. From release in spring 2011 through August 2015, we monitored 167 elk (adult, yearling, and calf) to determine causes of mortality...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817781/availability-and-variation-of-publicly-reported-prescription-drug-prices
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Jeffrey T Kullgren, Joel E Segel, Timothy A Peterson, A Mark Fendrick, Simone Singh
OBJECTIVES: To examine how often retail prices for prescription drugs are available on state public reporting websites, the variability of these reported prices, and zip code characteristics associated with greater price variation. STUDY DESIGN: Searches of state government-operated websites in Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania for retail prices for Advair Diskus (250/50 fluticasone propionate/salmeterol), Lyrica (pregabalin 50 mg), Nasonex (mometasone 50 mcg nasal spray), Spiriva (tiotropium 18 mcg cp-handihaler), Zetia (ezetimibe 10 mg), atorvastatin 20 mg, and metoprolol 50 mg...
July 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792360/in-their-own-words-a-qualitative-exploration-of-last-statements-of-capital-punishment-inmates-in-the-state-of-missouri-1995-2011
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Maranda A Upton, Tabitha M Carwile, Kristina S Brown
Last statements have been a common practice as part of capital punishment as far back as the 1300s in Europe. In the United States, the first execution occurred in 1608, and currently, 32 states have the death penalty. In 1991, Missouri integrated death row inmates into the general prison population, which makes this population unique compared with other death row populations across the United States. This article is a qualitative study on the themes found in the last statements of 46 capitally punished inmates in Missouri from 1995 to 2011...
September 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782561/sex-differences-in-fitnessgram%C3%A2-health-risk-based-on-aerobic-capacity-and-body-composition-among-urban-public-elementary-school-children
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Susan B Racette, Mary L Uhrich, M Leanne White, Liyang Yu, B Ruth Clark
Children residing in urban, low-resource neighborhoods may be at increased risk for poor aerobic fitness and obesity. The objective of this collaborative project with an urban public school district was to quantify the combination of poor aerobic capacity and high percent body fat using FITNESSGRAM® Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) standards among urban, predominantly Black, public elementary school boys and girls. Measurements of aerobic capacity with the 20-m Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) test and body composition by bioelectrical impedance analysis were completed on 1,775 fourth and fifth grade students in 45 public elementary schools in St...
August 4, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764570/short-interpregnancy-interval-increases-the-risk-of-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-and-early-delivery
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Raj Shree, Aaron B Caughey, Suchitra Chandrasekaran
OBJECTIVES: Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is a major contributor to overall preterm birth (PTB) rates. A short interpregnancy interval (IPI) is a well-known risk factor for PTB. It is unknown if a short IPI specifically affects the risk of developing PPROM in a subsequent pregnancy. We sought to determine the association between IPI and the risk of PPROM in a subsequent pregnancy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using the Missouri birth certificate database of singleton births from 2003-2013 was conducted...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757334/successfully-reducing-hospitalizations-of-nursing-home-residents-results-of-the-missouri-quality-initiative
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Marilyn J Rantz, Lori Popejoy, Amy Vogelsmeier, Colleen Galambos, Greg Alexander, Marcia Flesner, Charles Crecelius, Bin Ge, Gregory Petroski
PURPOSE: The goals of the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) for long-stay nursing home residents were to reduce the frequency of avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, improve resident health outcomes, improve the process of transitioning between inpatient hospitals and nursing facilities, and reduce overall healthcare spending without restricting access to care or choice of providers. The MOQI was one of 7 program sites in the United States, with specific interventions unique to each site tested for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Innovations Center...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749303/gastric-dilatation-volvulus-in-adult-maned-wolves-chrysocyon-brachyurus
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Jenna D Hinton, Luis R Padilla, Priscilla H Joyner, Rodney Schnellbacher, Timothy F Walsh, Copper Aitken-Palmer
Gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV) was identified in six adult maned wolves ( Chrysocyon brachyurus ) housed at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, and the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri. Four individuals were found dead in their enclosures, and GDV was diagnosed postmortem based on radiographic and necropsy findings. Two individuals were diagnosed with GDV antemortem, with one wolf surviving following surgical intervention and supportive management. A concurrent splenic torsion was identified in three of six cases...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742450/-keep-me-doing-what-i-love-a-photovoice-evaluation-of-the-missouri-agrability-project
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Rebecca Mott, Kimberly Keller, Karen Funkenbusch
The Missouri AgrAbility program links the Cooperative Extension Service at a land-grant university with a nonprofit disability organization to provide practical education and assistance that promotes rural independence. This project utilized Photovoice to describe how Missouri AgrAbility clients perceived how the program impacts their lives. This article relates clients' perceptions of the impact of the AgrAbility program on their lives to the socio-ecologic model framework. Although the primary focus of AgrAbility is to help individuals who have disabilities maintain their independence, all levels of the socio-ecologic model are integral in meeting the needs of program participants...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742092/cadmium-exposure-and-endometrial-cancer-risk-a-large-midwestern-u-s-population-based-case-control-study
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Jane A McElroy, Robin L Kruse, James Guthrie, Ronald E Gangnon, J David Robertson
Estrogen-mimicking chemicals, such as cadmium, may be associated with increased susceptibility to hormone-dependent cancers, though supporting data are sparse, particularly for endometrial cancer. The Health and Environmental Exposure Research (HEER) study worked with the Arkansas Central Cancer Registry, Iowa Cancer Registry and Missouri Cancer Registry to obtain names of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer who were willing to be contacted for participation in our case control study. Voter registration lists from Iowa and Missouri were used to randomly select similarly aged women as represented in the case population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735603/the-utility-of-single-item-readiness-screeners-in-middle-school
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Crystal G Lewis, Keith C Herman, Francis L Huang, Melissa Stormont, Caroline Grossman, Colleen Eddy, Wendy M Reinke
This study examined the benefit of utilizing one-item academic and one-item behavior readiness teacher-rated screeners at the beginning of the school year to predict end-of-school year outcomes for middle school students. The Middle School Academic and Behavior Readiness (M-ABR) screeners were developed to provide an efficient and effective way to assess readiness in students. Participants included 889 students in 62 middle school classrooms in an urban Missouri school district. Concurrent validity with the M-ABR items and other indicators of readiness in the fall were evaluated using Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients, with the academic readiness item having medium to strong correlations with other baseline academic indicators (r=±0...
October 2017: Journal of School Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733171/are-residents-prepared-for-surgical-cases-implications-in-patient-safety-and-education
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Minh-Bao Mundschenk, Elizabeth B Odom, Trina D Ghosh, Grant M Kleiber, Andrew Yee, Kamlesh B Patel, Susan E Mackinnon, Marissa M Tenenbaum, Donald W Buck
OBJECTIVE: In surgical education, the areas of focus and evaluation are skewed toward technical skill and operative knowledge; less emphasized is familiarity with the patient's medical history. The purposes of this study were to characterize how surgical trainees prepare for cases and to determine the comprehensiveness of their preparation. DESIGN: A 27-question survey was created through a web-based software program and distributed to all resident physicians and fellows in the Departments of Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Otolaryngology at our institution...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727083/influence-of-feed-efficiency-classification-and-growing-and-finishing-diet-type-on-meat-tenderness-attributes-of-beef-steers
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C P Blank, J Russell, S M Lonergan, S L Hansen
Enhancing feed efficiency (FE) in cattle continues to be an important goal in the beef industry. Previous research suggests improving FE may alter calpain system activity, potentially having negative effects on meat tenderness. The objective of this study was to assess the potential influence of beef cattle FE on postmortem meat tenderness. During the growing phase, 181 crossbred steers were fed for 76 d at the University of Missouri on a whole shell corn-based diet (MU-Corn; = 90) or a roughage-based diet (MU-Rough; = 91)...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724111/agricultural-conservation-planning-framework-3-land-use-and-field-boundary-database-development-and-structure
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Mark D Tomer, David E James, Claudette M J Sandoval-Green
Conservation planning information is important for identifying options for watershed water quality improvement and can be developed for use at field, farm, and watershed scales. Translation across scales is a key issue impeding progress at watershed scales because watershed improvement goals must be connected with implementation of farm- and field-level conservation practices to demonstrate success. This is particularly true when examining alternatives for "trap and treat" practices implemented at agricultural-field edges to control (or influence) water flows through fields, landscapes, and riparian corridors within agricultural watersheds...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720913/should-torsion-balance-technique-continue-to-be-taught-to-pharmacy-students
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Rhonda Bilger, Rasma Chereson, Noha Nabil Salama
Objective. To determine the types of balances used in compounding pharmacies: torsion or digital. Methods. A survey was mailed to the pharmacist-in-charge at 698 pharmacies, representing 47% of the pharmacies in Missouri as of July 2013. The pharmacies were randomly selected and stratified by region into eight regions to ensure a representative sample. Information was gathered regarding the type and use of balances and pharmacists' perspectives on the need to teach torsion balance technique to pharmacy students...
June 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716618/evaluation-of-a-video-based-seminar-to-raise-healthcare-professionals-awareness-of-culturally-sensitive-end-of-life-care
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Dulce M Cruz-Oliver, Theodore K Malmstrom, Michael Roegner, Gwen Yeo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a newly developed telenovela, or video soap opera, on healthcare professionals (HCP)' awareness of caregivers' stress and patients' cultural approaches to end-of-life (EOL) care decisions. METHODS: A multi-center cross-sectional study among three communities in New York, Miami and Missouri. Participants from a convenience sample of multidisciplinary HCP were randomly assigned to view power point presentation with either a control-video or an intervention-telenovela about caregiving as part of a one- hour audiovisual seminar and completed a pre-posttest questionnaire to evaluate reaction and learning...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713493/a-new-strategy-in-neurocritical-care-nurse-continuing-stroke-education-a-hybrid-simulation-pilot-study
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Christopher Ryan Newey, Robert Bell, Melody Burks, Premkumar Nattanmai
INTRODUCTION: High-fidelity simulation is frequently utilized in medical education. Its use in the neurosciences is limited by the inherent limitations of the manikin to simulate neurological changes. We report here the use of a hybrid simulation - a combination of lecture and high-fidelity manikin - in the education of neurosciences nurses, involved in care of neurocritical care patients. METHODS: Neurosciences nurses from at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA, which is an academic, tertiary-care medical center participated in the simulation during Spring of 2016...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692001/prevalence-and-perception-of-risky-health-behaviors-among-construction-workers
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Jaime R Strickland, Samiullah Wagan, Ann Marie Dale, Bradley A Evanoff
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate construction workers' health behaviors, attitudes, and perceptions of health risks from work related and non-work related hazards. METHODS: Construction workers completed a survey that assessed hazardous health behaviors (such as alcohol and tobacco use), attitudes toward health, and health risk perceptions. We compared construction workers' health behaviors to general population data from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system (BRFSS)...
July 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690797/the-influence-of-breeding-phenology-on-the-genetic-structure-of-four-pond-breeding-salamanders
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Jacob J Burkhart, William E Peterman, Emily R Brocato, Kimberly M Romine, M Madeline S Willis, Brittany H Ousterhout, Thomas L Anderson, Dana L Drake, Freya E Rowland, Raymond D Semlitsch, Lori S Eggert
Understanding metapopulation dynamics requires knowledge about local population dynamics and movement in both space and time. Most genetic metapopulation studies use one or two study species across the same landscape to infer population dynamics; however, using multiple co-occurring species allows for testing of hypotheses related to different life history strategies. We used genetic data to study dispersal, as measured by gene flow, in three ambystomatid salamanders (Ambystoma annulatum, A. maculatum, and A...
July 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687405/colonization-with-19f-and-other-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-serotypes-in-children-in-st-louis-missouri-usa
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Michelle McFarland, Taylor P Szasz, Julie Y Zhou, Kara Motley, Janardan S Sivapalan, Megan Isaacson-Schmid, Elizabeth M Todd, Patrick G Hogan, Stephanie A Fritz, Carey-Ann D Burnham, Steen Hoffmann, Sharon Celeste Morley
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of nasopharyngeal (NP) pneumococcal carriage varies with geography and has changed in response to pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV): a low prevalence (3% or less of colonizing isolates) of colonization by vaccine-type (VT) pneumococcal serotypes after PCV introduction has been reported. The primary goal of this study was to determine the VT serotype prevalence of NP pneumococcal colonization of children residing in the St. Louis, MO, USA metropolitan area following introduction of the 13-valent PCV in 2010...
July 4, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686822/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-for-older-adults-with-stress-disorders-and-neurocognitive-difficulties-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Julie Loebach Wetherell, Tamara Hershey, Steven Hickman, Susan R Tate, David Dixon, Emily S Bower, Eric J Lenze
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether neurocognitive performance and clinical outcomes can be enhanced by a mindfulness intervention in older adults with stress disorders and cognitive complaints. To explore decreased hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity as a possible mechanism. METHODS: 103 adults aged 65 years or older with an anxiety or depressive disorder (diagnosed according to DSM-IV criteria) and subjective neurocognitive difficulties were recruited in St...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
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