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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526775/canine-dystocia-in-50-uk-first-opinion-emergency-care-veterinary-practices-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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D G O'Neill, A M O'Sullivan, E A Manson, D B Church, A K Boag, P D McGreevy, D C Brodbelt
Dystocia can represent a major welfare issue for dogs of certain breeds and morphologies. First-opinion emergency-care veterinary caseloads represent a useful data resource for epidemiological research because dystocia can often result in emergency veterinary care. The study analysed a merged database of clinical records from 50 first-opinion emergency-care veterinary practices participating in the VetCompass Programme. Multivariable logistic regression modelling was used for risk factors analysis. There were 701 dystocia cases recorded among 18,758 entire female dogs, resulting in a dystocia prevalence of 3...
May 19, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526230/shared-decision-making-in-taiwan
#2
Hsun-Hsiang Liao, Huey-Wen Liang, Hou-Chaung Chen, Ching-I Chang, Pa-Chun Wang, Chung-Liang Shih
The paper aims to introduce the current status of shared decision making (SDM) in Taiwan under its mixed health care system and single-payer health insurance system. With experiences in promoting both evidence based medicine and patient safety, the Joint Commission of Taiwan has implemented a nationwide SDM program under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Welfare since 2016, incorporating multiple approaches such as developing patient decision aids (PDAs), executing the Medical Decision Aids Campaign, establishing a SDM platform, and integrating SDM in clinical practice...
May 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525924/institutional-review-board-training-when-patients-and-community-members-are-engaged-as-researchers
#3
John M Westfall, Linda Zittleman, Maret Felzien, Marc Ringel, Alison Lakin, Don Nease
Background.: Patient engagement efforts often rely on a participatory research approach, which means engaging patients and community members in all aspects of research. As research team members, they require familiarity with the principles of human subject protection, privacy, and institutional review boards (IRB). However, the time required for individual IRB training may be a barrier to engaging community members in participatory research. As more community members participated in research, the State Networks of Colorado Practices and Partners (SNOCAP) was faced with finding a balance between including community members as part of the research team and the significant time commitment and institutional requirements for human subjects research oversight...
June 1, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525653/predicted-philogeny-secondary-conformational-structure-and-epitope-antigenicity-of-immunological-sequences-in-poultry
#4
L J Lara, A P Peconick, É J Fassani, A M P Júnior, P R B Chalfun, D L Raymundo, T A Barçante, J M de P Barçante
Poultry production is faced with different types of stresses that are responsible for issues of animal welfare as well as for economic losses. Moreover, the immunity decreases when animals are stressed. In silico analyses are important in reducing the cost and in increasing the accuracy of scientific results. A bioinformatics tool was used to perform ontology studies on 15 different immunological sequences of poultry. The mRNA structures and sequences with maximum antigenic residues were also predicted. No homology was found between the sequences of poultry and mammals...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522620/scottish-welfare-measures-give-with-one-hand-and-take-away-with-the-other
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 20, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522419/effects-of-stocking-density-of-the-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei-boone-on-immunities-antioxidant-status-and-resistance-against-vibrio-harveyi-in-a-biofloc-system
#6
Gang Liu, Songming Zhu, Dezhao Liu, Xishan Guo, Zhangying Ye
Determining optimum stocking density of the white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone) is a big concern for shrimp farmers. However, few studies have assessed the influence of stocking density on the antioxidant status, immunology, digestive enzyme activities, and growth performance of white shrimp in biofloc systems. In this study, these parameters of white shrimp in a biofloc system were compared at three stocking densities: 300 orgs m(-3) as low stocking density (LD), 400 orgs m(-3) as medium stocking density (MD), and 500 orgs m(-3) as high stocking density (HD)...
May 15, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521264/resisting-decay-on-disposal-valuation-and-care-in-a-dementia-nursing-home-in-denmark
#7
Iben M Gjødsbøl, Lene Koch, Mette N Svendsen
This paper approaches institutionalized dementia care as a site of societal disposal, valuation, and care for human life. Drawing upon six weeks of ethnographic fieldwork and ten qualitative interviews carried out in a Danish dementia nursing home in 2014, we analyze how nursing home staff, through everyday care, uphold the value of life for residents in severe mental and physical decline. We argue that life's worth is established when residents gain qualities of personhood and agency through substitution processes carried out by staff...
May 10, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520773/development-of-the-highly-sensitive-dog-questionnaire-to-evaluate-the-personality-dimension-sensory-processing-sensitivity-in-dogs
#8
Maya Braem, Lucy Asher, Sibylle Furrer, Isabel Lechner, Hanno Würbel, Luca Melotti
In humans, the personality dimension 'sensory processing sensitivity (SPS)', also referred to as "high sensitivity", involves deeper processing of sensory information, which can be associated with physiological and behavioral overarousal. However, it has not been studied up to now whether this dimension also exists in other species. SPS can influence how people perceive the environment and how this affects them, thus a similar dimension in animals would be highly relevant with respect to animal welfare. We therefore explored whether SPS translates to dogs, one of the primary model species in personality research...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520495/an-approach-to-assess-the-burden-of-work-related-injury-disease-and-distress
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Paul A Schulte, Rene Pana-Cryan, Teresa Schnorr, Anita L Schill, Rebecca Guerin, Sarah Felknor, Gregory R Wagner
The true burden (morbidity, mortality, disability, cost, pain, distress) of occupational and work-related diseases and injuries is unknown, and what is reported as burden is significantly underestimated. This underestimation affects the way decision-makers view investments in research and worker protection, which in turn has a substantial impact on national welfare and public health. To better describe the societal and individual burdens of occupational and work-related diseases and injuries, we propose an approach to gauge what is known about burden and where new assessments may be made...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518089/laparoscopic-technique-for-serial-collection-of-liver-and-mesenteric-lymph-nodes-in-macaques
#10
Alexander S Zevin, Cassie Moats, Drew May, Solomon Wangari, Charlene Miller, Joel Ahrens, Naoto Iwayama, Megan Brown, Debbie Bratt, Nichole R Klatt, Jeremy Smedley
The mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) and the liver are exposed to microbes and microbial products from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, making them immunologically unique. The GI tract and associated MLN are sites of early viral replication in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the MLN are likely important reservoir sites that harbor latently-infected cells even after prolonged antiretroviral therapy (ART). The liver has been shown to play a significant role in immune responses to lentiviruses and appears to play a significant role in clearance of virus from circulation...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517942/cognitive-bias-and-paw-preference-in-the-domestic-dog-canis-familiaris
#11
Deborah L Wells, Peter G Hepper, Adam D S Milligan, Shanis Barnard
Limb use, an indicator of hemispheric functioning, may be a useful predictor of cognitive bias and hence vulnerability to welfare risk. The relationship between cognitive bias and motor asymmetry, however, has been subject to little investigation. This study explored the association between motor asymmetry and cognitive bias in the domestic dog, a species that displays lateral bias in the form of paw preferences and exhibits positive and negative affective states. Thirty pet dogs had their paw preferences assessed using the Kong ball test...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Comparative Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516824/opinion-paper-smell-an-affordable-way-to-improve-livestock-welfare
#12
R Salesse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516747/the-history-of-growth-hormone-treatment-for-ghd-in-japan
#13
Susumu Yokoya, Toshiaki Tanaka
In Japan, treatment of growth hormone deficiency with pituitary-extracted human growth hormone (phGH) was covered by health insurance for the first time in 1975. However, because of the shortage of phGH, the Foundation for Growth Science (FGS) was founded in 1977 to control the use of the product by its registration system and to collect pituitary glands in Japan. In 1986, recombinant human growth hormone was first approved. Since then, the FGS has been involved in the harmonization of growth hormone measurement, assessment for treatment eligibility according to the diagnostic criteria by the research group of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and database generation and its utilization...
March 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515151/assessing-the-satisfaction-and-burden-within-an-academic-animal-care-and-use-program
#14
John N Norton, Randall P Reynolds, Cliburn Chan, Raphael H Valdivia, Herman F Staats
Although animal research requires adherence to various regulations and standards, the manner in which compliance is maintained and the degree of additional constraints varies between institutions. Regulatory burden, particularly if institutionally imposed, has become a concern for institutions as increased regulatory expectations result in decreased resources available for research efforts. Faculty, research staff, and support staff engaged in animal research were surveyed to determine what Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) processes were considered burdensome, the perceived value of some suggested modifications, and satisfaction with the IACUC Administrative Office and the animal resource unit...
May 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513850/small-prey-species-behaviour-and-welfare-implications-for-veterinary-professionals
#15
REVIEW
E Anne McBride
People have obligations to ensure the welfare of animals under their care. Offences under the UK Animal Welfare Act are acts, or failures of action, causing unnecessary suffering. Veterinary professionals need to be able to provide current, scientifically based prophylactic advice, and respect the limits of their expertise. The ethical concept of a life worth living and the Five Freedoms are core to welfare. Behaviour is a central component, both influencing and influenced by physical health. Owners frequently misunderstand the behaviour of small prey mammals and how to meet their needs...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513817/loss-of-permanent-employment-and-its-association-with-suicidal-ideation-a-cohort-study-in-south-korea
#16
Seohyun Yoon, Ja Young Kim, Jooyoung Park, Seung-Sup Kim
Objective Precarious employment is associated with worse mental health, but it is unclear whether changes in employment status are related to suicidal behaviors. This study examined the association between change in employment status and suicidal ideation among workers in South Korea. Methods To maximize power of the analysis, we combined data from the ongoing Korean Welfare Panel Study. We analyzed 3793 participants who were permanent workers at baseline (2011-2014) and who either: (i) maintained permanent employment; (ii) became a full-time precarious worker; (iii) became a part-time precarious worker; or (iv) became unemployed in the following year (2012-2015)...
May 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512869/patterns-of-head-and-neck-sarcoma-in-australia
#17
Roger H Woods, J Alexa Potter, Jessica L Reid, Jennie Louise, Taryn Bessen, Gelareh Farshid, Susan J Neuhaus
BACKGROUND: Sarcomas affecting the head and neck often require complex management due to the combination of anatomic, aesthetic and oncological considerations. The incidence and patterns of presentation are poorly understood and have not been reviewed in the Australian population. METHOD: This study sourced incidence and demographic data from the National Cancer Registry at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for the years 1982-2009 (corresponding to 97...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512334/three-dimensional-scoring-of-zebrafish-behavior-unveils-biological-phenomena-hidden-by-two-dimensional-analyses
#18
Simone Macrì, Daniele Neri, Tommaso Ruberto, Violet Mwaffo, Sachit Butail, Maurizio Porfiri
The study of zebrafish behavior represents a cornerstone upon which basic researchers promise to advance knowledge in life sciences. Although zebrafish swim in a three-dimensional (3D) space, their behavior in the lab is almost exclusively scored in two dimensions, whereby zebrafish are recorded using a single camera providing 2D videos. Whether this dimensional reduction preserves the reliability of data has not been addressed. Here we show that, compared to a 3D observation, 2D data are flawed by over-reporting and under-reporting of locomotory differences...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511791/-usefulness-of-the-budget-and-the-balanced-scorecard-in-managing-primary-care-centres-impact-on-staff-motivation
#19
Juan Manuel Ramón-Jerónimo, Raquel Flórez-López, Natalia Domínguez-Lario
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the utility perceived by managers of centers of primary care about management tools (budget and balanced scorecard), together their impact on human resources motivation. DESIGN: Qualitative study (case study) based on grounded theory performed between January and June 2014. LOCATION: Units of Clinical Management of Primary Health (UGCAP) in Metropolitan Health Area of Seville, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: UGCAP managers and Health Area (CEO) managers...
May 13, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510997/impact-of-m-health-application-used-by-community-health-volunteers-on-improving-utilization-of-maternal-newborn-and-child-health-care-services-in-a-rural-area-of-uttar-pradesh-india
#20
Shankar Prinja, Ruby Nimesh, Aditi Gupta, Pankaj Bahuguna, Madhu Gupta, Jarnail Singh Thakur
OBJECTIVE: To raise the quality of counselling by community health volunteers resulting in improved uptake of maternal, neonatal and child health services (MNCH), an m-health application was introduced under a project named 'Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND)' in district Kaushambi in India. We report the impact of this project on coverage of key MNCH services. METHODS: A pre and post quasi-experimental design was undertaken to assess the impact of intervention...
May 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
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