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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913557/translation-and-validation-of-the-cancer-related-fatigue-scale-in-greek-in-a-sample-of-patients-with-advanced-prostate-cancer
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Andreas Charalambous, Charis Kaite, Marianna Constantinou, Christiana Kouta
OBJECTIVE: To translate and validate the Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF) Scale in the Greek language. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive design was used in order to translate and validate the CRF Scale in Greek. Factor analyses were performed to understand the psychometric properties of the scale and to establish construct, criterion and convergent validity. SETTING: Outpatients' oncology clinics of two public hospitals in Cyprus. PARTICIPANTS: 148 patients with advanced prostate cancer undergoing chemotherapy...
December 2, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912890/persistence-of-123-i-mibg-prognostic-capability-in-relation-to-medical-therapy-in-heart-failure-from-the-admire-hf-trial
#2
Ileana L Piña, Peter Carson, JoAnn Lindenfeld, W Tad Archambault, Arnold F Jacobson
(123)I-mIBG imaging has been evaluated to assess sympathetic function and prognosis in heart failure (HF). However, the effect of combined HF medical therapies on (123)I-mIBG uptake and its prognostic significance has not been previously examined. This analysis examined the relation between the intensity of guideline-directed HF medical therapy and global (123)I-mIBG cardiac uptake in the AdreView Myocardial Imaging for Risk Evaluation in Heart Failure (ADMIRE-HF) database. A second objective was to investigate whether this guideline-based therapy, measured by total medication doses, had the expected effect on outcome, that is, that patients with higher (123)I-mIBG cardiac uptake and more intensive medical therapy had the fewest outcome events...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912151/euclidean-distances-as-measures-of-speaker-similarity-including-identical-twin-pairs-a-forensic-investigation-using-source-and-filter-voice-characteristics
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Eugenia San Segundo, Athanasios Tsanas, Pedro Gómez-Vilda
There is a growing consensus that hybrid approaches are necessary for successful speaker characterization in Forensic Speaker Comparison (FSC); hence this study explores the forensic potential of voice features combining source and filter characteristics. The former relate to the action of the vocal folds while the latter reflect the geometry of the speaker's vocal tract. This set of features have been extracted from pause fillers, which are long enough for robust feature estimation while spontaneous enough to be extracted from voice samples in real forensic casework...
November 17, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910260/impact-of-small-quantity-lipid-based-nutrient-supplements-on-infant-and-young-child-feeding-practices-at-18%C3%A2-months-of-age-results-from-four-randomized-controlled-trials-in-africa
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Mary Arimond, Souheila Abbeddou, Chiza Kumwenda, Harriet Okronipa, Jaimie Hemsworth, Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, Eugenia Ocansey, Anna Lartey, Ulla Ashorn, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Stephen A Vosti, Sonja Y Hess, Kathryn G Dewey
Optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices can help ensure nutrient adequacy and support healthy growth and development. Small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) have been proposed to help fill nutrient gaps, but little is known about the impact of provision of SQ-LNS on breastfeeding or complementary feeding practices. In the context of four coordinated randomized controlled nutrient supplementation trials in diverse sites in Africa, we compared IYCF practices at infant age 18 months (after 9-12 months of supplementation) between those receiving and not receiving SQ-LNS...
December 2, 2016: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909877/association-between-mental-health-staffing-level-and-primary-care-mental-health-integration-level-on-provision-of-depression-care-in-veteran-s-affairs-medical-facilities
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Denise C Cooper, Christian D Helfrich, Stephen M Thielke, Ranak B Trivedi, Karin M Nelson, Gayle E Reiber, Evercita C Eugenio, Kristine Beaver, Julie Nugent-Carney, Vincent S Fan
We examined the association of mental health staffing and the utilization of primary care/mental health integration (PCMHI) with facility-level variations in adequacy of psychotherapy and antidepressants received by Veterans with new, recurrent, and chronic depression. Greater likelihood of adequate psychotherapy was associated with increased (1) PCMHI utilization by recurrent depression patients (AOR 1.02; 95% CI 1.00, 1.03); and (2) staffing for recurrent (AOR 1.03; 95% CI 1.01, 1.06) and chronic (AOR 1.02; 95% CI 1...
December 1, 2016: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909558/nutritional-quality-of-lunches-consumed-by-korean-workers-comparison-between-institutional-and-commercial-lunches
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Won Gyoung Kim, Injoo Choi, Jihyun Yoon
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The nutritional quality of lunches is an important factor related to workers' health. This study examined the nutritional quality of Korean workers' lunches with a focus on comparing institutional and commercial lunches. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The data from a 1-day, 24-hour dietary recall from the 5(th) Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2010-2012) were analyzed. A total of 2,192 subjects aged 19 to 64 years, who had consumed lunches served by institutional or commercial food service vendors, were included for analysis...
December 2016: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909410/mechanosensitive-molecular-networks-involved-in-transducing-resistance-exercise-signals-into-muscle-protein-accretion
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Emil Rindom, Kristian Vissing
Loss of skeletal muscle myofibrillar protein with disease and/or inactivity can severely deteriorate muscle strength and function. Strategies to counteract wasting of muscle myofibrillar protein are therefore desirable and invite for considerations on the potential superiority of specific modes of resistance exercise and/or the adequacy of low load resistance exercise regimens as well as underlying mechanisms. In this regard, delineation of the potentially mechanosensitive molecular mechanisms underlying muscle protein synthesis (MPS), may contribute to an understanding on how differentiated resistance exercise can transduce a mechanical signal into stimulation of muscle accretion...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908340/end-points-of-sepsis-resuscitation
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REVIEW
John C Greenwood, Clinton J Orloski
Resuscitation goals for the patient with sepsis and septic shock are to return the patient to a physiologic state that promotes adequate end-organ perfusion along with matching metabolic supply and demand. Ideal resuscitation end points should assess the adequacy of tissue oxygen delivery and oxygen consumption, and be quantifiable and reproducible. Despite years of research, a single resuscitation end point to assess adequacy of resuscitation has yet to be found. Thus, the clinician must rely on multiple end points to assess the patient's overall response to therapy...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907997/control-of-oscillations-in-vibration-machines-start-up-and-passage-through-resonance
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A Fradkov, D Gorlatov, O Tomchina, D Tomchin
Control of oscillations in mechanical systems in the start-up and passage through resonance modes is studied. In both cases, the control algorithm is based on the speed-gradient method with energy-based goal functions. It is shown that for Hamiltonian 1-degree of freedom (DOF) systems, it is generically possible to move the system from any initial state to any final state by means of a controlling force of arbitrarily small intensity. Controlled passage through resonance is studied for a 5-DOF vibration machine taking friction into account...
November 2016: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906766/prescription-of-post-exposure-prophylaxis-for-hiv-1-in-the-emergency-room-correct-transmission-risk-assessment-remains-challenging
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Alex Marzel, Henriette Heinrich, Lukas Schilliger, Jan S Fehr, Huldrych F Günthard, Roger Kouyos, Silvana K Rampini
BACKGROUND: Limited data are available about the accuracy of PEP prescription in the emergency rooms. Here, we evaluated PEP prescription decision-making with respect to the risk of sexual HIV transmission and the exposed person`s fear vis-à-vis HIV. METHODS: Using a risk-assessment algorithm, we retrospectively evaluated the adequacy of PEP prescription for all persons presenting at the emergency room of the University Hospital Zurich after consensual sex from 2007 to 2013...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905184/lower-urinary-tract-imaging-in-pelvic-fracture-an-11-year-review-of-genitourinary-complications-and-clinical-outcomes
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Wilson Choi, Handoo Rhee, Eric Chung
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic cysto-urethrogram (CUG) is accepted as the standard of imaging for lower urinary tract (LUT) injuries in patients with pelvic fracture. This study evaluates the prevalence of LUT trauma and adequacy of diagnostic CUG in the initial assessment of patients with pelvic fractures. METHODS: A retrospective review on all patients admitted with pelvic trauma between 2002 and 2012 was undertaken following ethics approval. Patient demographics such as pelvic fracture pattern, genitourinary injury, diagnostic imaging tests and clinical outcomes were reviewed...
December 1, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904414/near-infrared-spectroscopic-analysis-of-total-phenolic-content-and-antioxidant-activity-of-berry-fruits
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Jasenka Gajdoš Kljusurić, Kiril Mihalev, Ivana Bečić, Ivana Polović, Mariya Georgieva, Senka Djaković, Želimir Kurtanjek
This study evaluates the feasibility of using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy as a rapid and environmentally friendly technique for validation and prediction of the total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant activity (AOA) indices (as 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging, inhibition time (IT) of the Briggs-Rauscher oscillating reaction, and relative antioxidant capacity (RAC)) of berry fruit extracts. The analysed berry samples originated from Croatia (blackberries, wild blueberries, raspberries, red currants and strawberries) and Bulgaria (wild blueberries, raspberries and strawberries)...
June 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903856/laparoscopic-left-hemicolectomy-for-colon-cancer-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-valid-and-safe-surgical-technique-to-ensure-peritoneal-dialysis-survival
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Sara Auricchio, Giulio Mari, Andrea Galassi, Beatrice Dozio, Marco Pozzi, Dario Maggioni, Renzo Scanziani
A laparoscopic approach represents an effective alternative to open surgery in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). In these patients, conventional thinking provides for removal of the peritoneal catheter during left colon resections because of higher risk of patient contamination and peritonitis. The present paper describes 3 cases of laparoscopic left hemicolectomy for colon cancer performed in PD patients without complications and without peritoneal catheter removal, leading to subsequent early PD resumption...
November 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903306/dementia-care-worker-stress-associations-with-unit-type-resident-and-work-environment-characteristics-a-cross-sectional-secondary-data-analysis-of-the-swiss-nursing-homes-human-resources-project-shurp
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Barbara Vogel, Sabina De Geest, Katharina Fierz, Sonja Beckmann, Franziska Zúñiga
BACKGROUND: Although caring for residents with dementia in nursing homes is associated with various stressors for care workers, the role of the unit type, and particularly the proportion of residents with dementia, remains unclear. This study aimed to explore associations between unit type and care worker stress, taking into account additional potential stressors. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was a secondary data analysis in the Swiss Nursing Homes Human Resources Project, which included data from 3,922 care workers from 156 Swiss nursing homes...
December 1, 2016: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903252/shifting-tides-in-the-emigration-patterns-of-canadian-physicians-to-the-united-states-a-cross-sectional-secondary-data-analysis
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Thomas R Freeman, Stephen Petterson, Sean Finnegan, Andrew Bazemore
BACKGROUND: The relative ease of movement of physicians across the Canada/US border has led to what is sometimes referred to as a 'brain drain' and previous analysis estimated that the equivalent of two graduating classes from Canadian medical schools were leaving to practice in the US each year. Both countries fill gaps in physician supply with international medical graduates (IMGs) so the movement of Canadian trained physicians to the US has international ramifications. Medical school enrolments have been increased on both sides of the border, yet there continues to be concerns about adequacy of physician human resources...
December 1, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902719/community-wide-distribution-of-a-catalytic-device-to-reduce-winter-ambient-fine-particulate-matter-from-residential-wood-combustion-a-field-study
#16
Olivia Johnston, Fay Johnston, John Todd, Grant Williamson
Residential wood combustion is the main source of elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) during winter in many towns of Tasmania, Australia. A commercially available firebox catalyst in Australia has previously been shown to reduce visible smoke emissions and the manufacturer reports reductions in particle emissions generated from individual wood heaters in laboratory settings. This study aimed to evaluate the potential for community-wide distribution of the catalyst to improve the ambient winter air quality in the field...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901633/acute-flaccid-paralysis-laboratorial-surveillance-in-a-polio-free-country-brazil-2005-2014
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Ivanildo P Sousa, Fernanda M Burlandy, Silas S Oliveira, Amanda M Nunes, Cristiane Sousa, Elaine M da Silva, Jaqueline G A Souza, Valdemar A de Paula, Ivone C M Oliveira, Fernando Neto Tavares, Eliane V da Costa, Edson E da Silva
The last case of paralytic poliomyelitis caused by wild poliovirus in Brazil occurred in 1989. The interruption of the indigenous poliovirus transmission was obtained through mass immunization campaigns to eligible children and an active epidemiological and laboratorial surveillance of all cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) among children under fifteen years of age. This paper describes and evaluates the performance of the AFP surveillance system in different geographic areas of Brazil between 2005 and 2014, using indicators recommended by WHO...
November 30, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901447/multivariate-analysis-of-thyrotropin-in-preterm-newborns-based-on-adequacy-of-weight-for-gestational-age
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Vicente María Bosch-Giménez, Antonio Palazón-Bru, Álvaro Blasco-Barbero, Mercedes Juste-Ruiz, María Mercedes Rizo-Baeza, Ernesto Cortés-Castell
BACKGROUND: Different and conflicting data have been published concerning thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels among small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) newborns. The hypothesis of our study was that SGA preterm infants have higher TSH levels than those who are not underweight. METHODS: This cross-sectional study analysed the TSH levels of all preterm newborns with a negative congenital hypothyroidism screening result (TSH<7...
November 30, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901268/forecasting-pollination-declines-through-dna-barcoding-the-potential-contributions-of-macroecological-and-macroevolutionary-scales-of-inquiry
#19
Jana C Vamosi, Yan-Bing Gong, Sarah J Adamowicz, Laurence Packer
While pollinators are widely acknowledged as important contributors to seed production in plant communities, we do not yet have a good understanding of the importance of pollinator specialists for this ecosystem service. Determination of the prevalence of pollinator specialists is often hindered by the occurrence of cryptic species and the limitations of observational data on pollinator visitation rates, two areas where DNA barcoding of pollinators and pollen can be useful. Further, the demonstrated adequacy of pollen DNA barcoding from historical records offers opportunities to observe the effects of pollinator loss over longer timescales, and phylogenetic approaches can elucidate the historical rates of extinction of specialist lineages...
November 30, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900163/-managing-my-patellofemoral-pain-the-creation-of-an-education-leaflet-for-patients
#20
Christian J Barton, Michael S Rathleff
STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative, including consultation with international experts and patients. PURPOSE: Develop a brief yet comprehensive evidence-based education leaflet to be used as an adjunct in the management of patellofemoral pain (PFP) through consultation with both experts (clinical academics) and individuals with PFP. BACKGROUND: Appropriate patient education is an essential component of effective PFP management. However, there are currently no published educational resources for clinicians and researchers treating individuals with PFP to help translate current evidence into clinical practice...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
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