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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445709/gait-analysis-and-weight-bearing-in-pre-clinical-joint-pain-research
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Kristina Ängeby Möller, Heta Svärd, Anni Suominen, Jarmo Immonen, Johanna Holappa, Carina Stenfors
BACKGROUND: There is a need for better joint pain treatment, but development of new medication has not been successful. Pre-clinical models with readouts that better reflect the clinical situation are needed. In patients with joint pain, pain at rest and pain at walking are two major complaints. NEW METHOD: We describe a new way of calculating results from gait analysis using the CatWalk™ setup. Rats with monoarthritis induced by injection of Complete Freund's Adjuvant (CFA) intra-articularly into the ankle joint of one hind limb were used to assess gait and dynamic weight bearing...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445621/calm-to-chaos-engaging-undergraduate-nursing-students-with-the-complex-nature-of-interruptions-during-medication-administration
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Carolyn Hayes, Debra Jackson, Patricia M Davidson, John Daly, Tamara Power
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper describes undergraduate student nurse responses to a simulated role-play experience focussing on managing interruptions during medication administration. BACKGROUND: Improving patient safety requires that we find creative and innovative methods of teaching medication administration to undergraduate nurses in real-world conditions. Nurses are responsible for the majority of medication administrations in health care. Incidents and errors associated with medications are a significant patient safety issue and often occur as a result of interruptions...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445530/computation-of-adherence-to-medication-and-visualization-of-medication-histories-in-r-with-adherer-towards-transparent-and-reproducible-use-of-electronic-healthcare-data
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Alexandra Lelia Dima, Dan Dediu
Adherence to medications is an important indicator of the quality of medication management and impacts on health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Electronic healthcare data (EHD) are increasingly used to estimate adherence in research and clinical practice, yet standardization and transparency of data processing are still a concern. Comprehensive and flexible open-source algorithms can facilitate the development of high-quality, consistent, and reproducible evidence in this field. Some EHD-based clinical decision support systems (CDSS) include visualization of medication histories, but this is rarely integrated in adherence analyses and not easily accessible for data exploration or implementation in new clinical settings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445220/catalyzing-interdisciplinary-research-and-training-initial-outcomes-and-evolution-of-the-affinity-research-collaboratives-model
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Katya Ravid, Francesca Seta, David Center, Gloria Waters, David Coleman
Team science has been recognized as critical to solving increasingly complex biomedical problems and advancing discoveries in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease. In 2009, the Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (ECIBR) was established in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine as a new organizational paradigm to promote interdisciplinary team science. The ECIBR is made up of affinity research collaboratives (ARCs), consisting of investigators from different departments and disciplines who come together to study biomedical problems that are relevant to human disease and not under interdisciplinary investigation at the university...
April 25, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445206/independent-effects-of-blood-pressure-and-parathyroid-hormone-on-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-in-untreated-chinese-patients
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Yi-Bang Cheng, Li-Hua Li, Qian-Hui Guo, Fei-Ka Li, Qi-Fang Huang, Chang-Sheng Sheng, Ji-Guang Wang, Jan A Staessen, Yan Li
OBJECTIVE: Whether or not calcium-regulating hormones stiffen arteries independent of blood pressure (BP) is uncertain. We investigated the independent associations of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) with 25-hydroxy-vitamin D [25(OH)D], parathyroid hormone (PTH) and 24-h ambulatory BP in untreated Chinese patients. METHODS: Consecutive untreated patients referred for ambulatory BP monitoring were recruited. PWV was measured with a high-fidelity micromanometer and the SphygmoCor software (AtCor Medical, West Ryde, New South Wales, Australia)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445001/inhibition-properties-of-some-flavonoids-on-carbonic-anhydrase-i-and-ii-isoenzymes-purified-from-human-erythrocytes
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Zübeyir Huyut, Şükrü Beydemir, İlhami Gülçin
Carbonic anhydrases (CAs, E.C.4.2.1.1) play a critical role in many important physiological events and treatment of some diseases. Flavonoids or phenolic compounds have been discovered as novel CAs inhibitors instead of the traditional sulfonamides, with different binding to CAs, pro-drug activities, and new inhibition mechanisms. Here, we investigated the inhibition effects of some flavonoids including malvin, callistephin, oenin, pelargonin, silychristin, and 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-methyl-3-nitro-1-H-indol-6-ol (ID-8) against hCA I and II, which purified from human erythrocytes by affinity column chromatography...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444926/which-blood-pressure-measurement-systolic-or-diastolic-better-predicts-future-hypertension-in-normotensive-young-adults
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Hiroshi Kanegae, Takamitsu Oikawa, Yukie Okawara, Satoshi Hoshide, Kazuomi Kario
The impact of age-related differences in blood pressure (BP) components on new-onset hypertension is not known. A follow-up examination of 93 303 normotensive individuals (mean age 41.1 years) who underwent a health checkup in 2005 was conducted every year for 8 years. The primary end point was new-onset hypertension (systolic BP [SBP]/diastolic BP [DBP] ≥140/90 mm Hg and/or the initiation of antihypertensive medications with self-reported hypertension). During the mean 4.9 years of follow-up, 14 590 subjects developed hypertension...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444905/the-value-of-a-combined-word-recognition-and-knowledge-measure-to-understand-characteristics-of-our-patients-oral-health-literacy
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Kathryn A Atchison, Mark D Macek, Daniela Markovic
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the analysis was to examine the association between sociodemographic and dental understanding and utilization characteristics and lower oral health literacy (HL) and knowledge. METHODS: The cross-sectional Multicenter Oral Health Literacy Research Study (MOHLRS) recruited and interviewed 923 English-speaking, initial care-seeking adults. The questionnaire included participant sociodemographic characteristics, measures of the participant's understanding and utilization of dentistry, and two oral HL measures, the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine and Dentistry (REALM-D) and the Comprehensive Measure of Oral Health Knowledge (CMOHK), which were combined into a new composite HL and knowledge measure, the MOHLR-K...
April 26, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444623/treatment-adherence-in-chronic-myeloid-leukaemia-patients-receiving-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Anna Rychter, Piotr Jerzmanowski, Adam Hołub, Zofia Specht-Szwoch, Violetta Kalinowska, Urszula Tęgowska, Ilona Seferyńska, Agnieszka Kołkowska-Leśniak, Ewa Lech-Marańda, Joanna Góra-Tybor
Failure to comply with treatment recommendations is very common in patients, but still poorly recognised by doctors. The current practice of using oral therapy on a large scale has been increasingly adopted for cancer patients. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is just such an example, where the introduction of taking new oral medications, the tyrosine kinase BCR-ABL inhibitors (TKI), has now revolutionised the treatment. The aim of our study was to assess treatment adherence in a group of Polish CML patients (a survey was conducted on 140 patient aged ≥18 years) treated with oral TKI (imatinib, dasatinib and nilotinib) taking into account the following variables: gender, age, education, place of residence, family circumstances and duration of therapy...
June 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444505/occupational-heat-stress-assessment-and-protective-strategies-in-the-context-of-climate-change
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Chuansi Gao, Kalev Kuklane, Per-Olof Östergren, Tord Kjellstrom
Global warming will unquestionably increase the impact of heat on individuals who work in already hot workplaces in hot climate areas. The increasing prevalence of this environmental health risk requires the improvement of assessment methods linked to meteorological data. Such new methods will help to reveal the size of the problem and design appropriate interventions at individual, workplace and societal level. The evaluation of occupational heat stress requires measurement of four thermal climate factors (air temperature, humidity, air velocity and heat radiation); available weather station data may serve this purpose...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444443/-new-approaches-for-the-prevention-of-actinic-keratosis
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H Stege, J Krutmann
Actinic keratosis is one of the most common skin diseases. Because of the ongoing demographic changes, it is anticipated that the incidence will further increase. Prevention of actinic keratoses is thus of great importance. By far the most important cause of actinic keratoses is the chronic cumulative irradiation of human skin with ultraviolet B and A radiation from natural sunlight. There is no doubt that use of sunscreens is effective in preventing actinic keratoses. Recent studies indicate that in high-risk groups the regular use of medical devices which are characterized by a very high SPF and which contain liposomally encapsulated DNA repair enzymes are effective in preventing the development of new actinic keratoses even when field cancerization is already present in human skin...
April 25, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444299/environmental-factors-associated-with-disease-flare-in-juvenile-and-adult-dermatomyositis
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Gulnara Mamyrova, Lisa G Rider, Alison Ehrlich, Olcay Jones, Lauren M Pachman, Robert Nickeson, Lisa G Criscone-Schreiber, Lawrence K Jung, Frederick W Miller, James D Katz
Objective.: The aim was to assess environmental factors associated with disease flare in juvenile and adult dermatomyositis (DM). Methods.: An online survey of DM patients from the USA and Canada examined smoking, sun exposure, infections, medications, vaccines, stressful life events and physical activity during the 6 months before flares, or in the past 6 months in patients without flares. Differences were evaluated by χ 2 and Fisher's exact tests, and significant univariable results were examined in multivariable logistic regression...
April 21, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444223/gene-organizer-linking-genes-to-the-organs-they-affect
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David Gokhman, Guy Kelman, Adir Amartely, Guy Gershon, Shira Tsur, Liran Carmel
One of the biggest challenges in studying how genes work is understanding their effect on the physiology and anatomy of the body. Existing tools try to address this using indirect features, such as expression levels and biochemical pathways. Here, we present Gene ORGANizer (geneorganizer.huji.ac.il), a phenotype-based tool that directly links human genes to the body parts they affect. It is built upon an exhaustive curated database that links >7000 genes to ∼150 anatomical parts using >150 000 gene-organ associations...
April 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444218/current-dilemmas-in-defining-the-boundaries-of-disease
#14
Jenny Doust, Mary Jean Walker, Wendy A Rogers
Boorse's biostatistical theory states that diseases should be defined in ways that reflect disturbances of biological function and that are objective and value free. We use three examples from contemporary medicine that demonstrate the complex issues that arise when defining the boundaries of disease: polycystic ovary syndrome, chronic kidney disease, and myocardial infarction. We argue that the biostatistical theory fails to provide sufficient guidance on where the boundaries of disease should be drawn, contains ambiguities relating to choice of reference class, and is out of step with medical processes for identifying disease boundaries...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443789/teaching-physiotherapy-students-to-be-content-with-a-body-that-refuses-to-hold-still
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Helen Macdonald, David A Nicholls
In recent decades, physiotherapists have become concerned with cultural, economic, philosophical, political, and social questions and have been exploring more flexible ways of speaking about and practicing physiotherapy. While recognizing the need to embrace a broader range of perspectives, physiotherapy educators and other medical educators have been at a loss as to how to best achieve this. Drawing on two examples from South Africa and New Zealand, we seek to illustrate possibilities and barriers to teaching social sciences to physiotherapy students, specifically theories of embodiment as an alternative to the biopsychosocial model...
April 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443677/beyond-social-support-self-care-confidence-is-key-for-adherence-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Muna H Hammash, Timothy Crawford, Celeste Shawler, Melanie Schrader, Chin-Yen Lin, Deena Shewekah, Debra K Moser
BACKGROUND: Adherence to treatment is crucial to improve outcomes in patients with heart failure. Good social support is associated with better adherence, but the mechanism for this association has not been well-explored. AIMS: The aim of this secondary analysis was to examine whether self-care confidence mediates the relationship between social support and treatment adherence in heart failure patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation. METHODS: A total of 157 inpatients with heart failure (63...
April 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443597/a-different-slc2a1-gene-mutation-in-glut-1-deficiency-syndrome-c-734a-c
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Rüya Çolak, Senem Alkan Özdemir, Ezgi Yangın Ergon, Mehtap Kağnıcı, Şebnem Çalkavur
BACKGROUND: Neonatal seizures can be the first symptom of the inborn errors of metabolism. Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1DS) is the result of impaired glucose transport into the brain. GLUT1DS patient presents with infantile seizures with resistant to traditional seizure medications, developmental delay, acquired microcephaly, spasticity and ataxia. CASE REPORT: Here, we report a rare case of Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome caused by a different pathogenic variant in a 10-day-old neonate who presented with intractable seizures and respiratory arrest...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443351/current-and-future-chemical-therapies-for-treating-anaemia-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
Francesco Locatelli, Lucia Del Vecchio, Maria Carmen Luise
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are not perfect, since they have potential side effects. Iron therapy is also receiving growing attention in recent years. Areas covered: We performed a literature search on PubMed using the following key words: anaemia, chronic kidney disease, HIF stabilisers, sotatercept, actin traps, iron, iron-containing phosphate binders, iron dialysate. We reviewed new drugs that are under clinical development to obtain better safety and activity and/or easier and cheaper manufacturing processes in comparison to available ESAs...
April 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443279/analogs-of-the-frog-skin-antimicrobial-peptide-temporin-1tb-exhibit-a-wider-spectrum-of-activity-and-a-stronger-antibiofilm-potential-as-compared-to-the-parental-peptide
#19
Lucia Grassi, Giuseppantonio Maisetta, Giuseppe Maccari, Semih Esin, Giovanna Batoni
The frog skin-derived peptide Temporin 1Tb (TB) has gained increasing attention as novel antimicrobial agent for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant and/or biofilm-mediated infections. Nevertheless, such a peptide possesses a preferential spectrum of action against Gram-positive bacteria. In order to improve the therapeutic potential of TB, the present study evaluated the antibacterial and antibiofilm activities of two TB analogs against medically relevant bacterial species. Of the two analogs, TB_KKG6A has been previously described in the literature, while TB_L1FK is a new analog designed by us through statistical-based computational strategies...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443272/3-dimensional-facial-analysis-facing-precision-public-health
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Gareth Baynam, Alicia Bauskis, Nicholas Pachter, Lyn Schofield, Hedwig Verhoef, Richard L Palmer, Stefanie Kung, Petra Helmholz, Michael Ridout, Caroline E Walker, Anne Hawkins, Jack Goldblatt, Tarun S Weeramanthri, Hugh J S Dawkins, Caron M Molster
Precision public health is a new field driven by technological advances that enable more precise descriptions and analyses of individuals and population groups, with a view to improving the overall health of populations. This promises to lead to more precise clinical and public health practices, across the continuum of prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. A phenotype is the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of a genotype with the environment. Precision (deep) phenotyping applies innovative technologies to exhaustively and more precisely examine the discrete components of a phenotype and goes beyond the information usually included in medical charts...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
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