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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931244/the-importance-of-frailty-in-the-assessment-of-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-against-influenza-related-hospitalization-in-elderly-people
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Melissa K Andrew, Vivek Shinde, Lingyun Ye, Todd Hatchette, François Haguinet, Gael Dos Santos, Janet E McElhaney, Ardith Ambrose, Guy Boivin, William Bowie, Ayman Chit, May ElSherif, Karen Green, Scott Halperin, Barbara Ibarguchi, Jennie Johnstone, Kevin Katz, Joanne Langley, Jason Leblanc, Mark Loeb, Donna MacKinnon-Cameron, Anne McCarthy, Allison McGeer, Jeff Powis, David Richardson, Makeda Semret, Grant Stiver, Sylvie Trottier, Louis Valiquette, Duncan Webster, Shelly A McNeil
Background: Influenza is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults. Even so, effectiveness of influenza vaccine for older adults has been reported to be lower than for younger adults, and the impact of frailty on vaccine effectiveness (VE) and outcomes is uncertain. We aimed to study VE against influenza hospitalization in older adults, focusing on the impact of frailty. Methods: We report VE of trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) in people ≥65 years of age hospitalized during the 2011-2012 influenza season using a multicenter, prospective, test-negative case-control design...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931170/strengthening-teachers-abilities-to-implement-a-vision-health-program-in-taiwanese-schools
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L C Chang, L L Liao, M I Chen, Y Z Niu, P L Hsieh
We designed a school-based, nationwide program called the 'New Era in Eye Health' to strengthen teacher training and to examine whether the existence of a government vision care policy influenced teachers' vision care knowledge and students' behavior. Baseline data and 3-month follow-up data were compared. A random sample of teachers (n = 660) from school vision health clusters in 22 cities/counties in Taiwan were invited to participate in our study and 436 agreed to participate (response rate = 66.1%). The mean age of participant teachers was 41...
October 1, 2017: Health Education Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931046/clinical-relevance-of-histologic-subtypes-in-locally-advanced-esophageal-carcinoma-treated-with-pre-operative-chemoradiotherapy-experience-of-a-monographic-oncologic-centre
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Maria Saigí, Marc Oliva, Luisa Aliste, Mariona Calvo, Gloria Hormigo, Òlbia Serra, Anna Boladeras, Leandre Farran, Javier Robles, Gloria Creus, Ma José Paúles, Joan B Gornals, Eugenia de Lama, Josep Ma Borràs, Núria Sala, Maica Galán
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced esophageal carcinoma (LAEC) represents less than 30% of all diagnosed esophageal carcinoma worldwide. The standard of care for resectable tumours consists of preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by surgery. Despite the curative intent, the prognosis is still poor mainly due to relapse. A multidisciplinary approach is required in order to optimize the therapeutic strategy and follow-up. Differences in outcomes between the two main histological subtypes, adenocarcinoma (ADC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), have been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931036/quantifiable-effects-of-regular-exercise-on-zinc-status-in-a-healthy-population-a-systematic-review
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Anna Chu, Trishala Varma, Peter Petocz, Samir Samman
Zinc is an essential mineral of which its functions have potential implications on exercise performance and beneficial adaptations of physical activity. While the effects of aerobic exercise on zinc metabolism acutely have been well described, the effect of long-term exercise training on zinc status remains unclear. The present review aims to determine the effects of exercise training on markers of zinc status in an apparently healthy adult population. We conducted a systematic literature search on PubMed, Scopus, SPORTDiscus and Cochrane Library from inception to 28 January 2016 to identify interventional or cohort studies that investigated the effects of exercise training on indices of zinc status...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930991/using-an-adapted-microfluidic-olfactory-chip-for-the-imaging-of-neuronal-activity-in-response-to-pheromones-in-male-c-elegans-head-neurons
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Douglas K Reilly, Daniel E Lawler, Dirk R Albrecht, Jagan Srinivasan
The use of calcium indicators has greatly enhanced our understanding of neural dynamics and regulation. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, with its completely mapped nervous system and transparent anatomy, presents an ideal model for understanding real-time neural dynamics using calcium indicators. In combination with microfluidic technologies and experimental designs, calcium-imaging studies using these indicators are performed in both free-moving and trapped animals. However, most previous studies utilizing trapping devices, such as the olfactory chip described in Chronis et al...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930976/detection-of-residual-donor-erythroid-progenitor-cells-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-patients-with-hemoglobinopathies
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Roman Crazzolara, Gabriele Kropshofer, Michael Steurer, Sieghart Sopper, Wolfgang Schwinger
The presence of incomplete chimerism is noted in a large proportion of patients following bone marrow transplant for thalassemia major or sickle cell disease. This observation has tremendous implications, as subsequent therapeutic immunomodulation strategies can improve clinical outcome. Conventionally, polymerase chain reaction-based analysis of short tandem repeats is used to identify chimerism in donor-derived blood cells. However, this method is restricted to nucleated cells and cannot distinguish between dissociated single-cell lineages...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930963/role-of-autophagy-and-its-molecular-mechanisms-in-mice-intestinal-tract-after-severe-burn
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Duan Y Zhang, Wei Qiu, PeiS Jin, Peng Wang, Yong Sun
BACKGROUND: Severe burn can lead to hypoxia/ischemia of intestinal mucosa. Autophagy is the process of intracellular degradation, which is essential for cell survival under stresses, such as hypoxia/ischemia and nutrient deprivation. The present study was designed to investigate whether there were changes in intestinal autophagy after severe burn in mice and further to explore the effect and molecular mechanisms of autophagy on intestinal injury. METHODS: This study includes three experiments...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930962/attenuation-of-hemorrhage-associated-lung-injury-by-adjuvant-treatment-with-c23-an-oligopeptide-derived-from-cold-inducible-rna-binding-protein
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Fangming Zhang, Weng-Lang Yang, Max Brenner, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock (HS) is an important cause of mortality. HS is associated with an elevated incidence of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome, significantly contributing to HS morbidity and mortality. Cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRP) is released into the circulation during HS and can cause lung injury. C23 is a CIRP-derived oligopeptide that binds with high affinity to the CIRP receptor and inhibits CIRP-induced phagocyte secretion of TNF-α...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930922/why-and-when-social-support-predicts-older-adults-pain-related-disability-a-longitudinal-study
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Marta Matos, Sónia F Bernardes, Liesbet Goubert
Pain-related social support has been shown to be directly associated with pain-related disability, depending on whether it promotes functional autonomy or dependence. However, previous studies mostly relied on cross-sectional methods, precluding conclusions on the temporal relationship between pain-related social support and disability. Also, research on the behavioral and psychological processes that account for such a relationship is scarce. Therefore, this study aimed at investigating the following longitudinally: (1) direct effects of social support for functional autonomy/dependence on pain-related disability, (2) mediating role of physical functioning, pain-related self-efficacy, and fear, and (3) whether pain duration and pain intensity moderate such mediating processes...
October 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930903/effects-of-localized-cold-therapy-on-pain-in-postoperative-spinal-fusion-patients-a-randomized-control-trial
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Patricia Quinlan, Jack Davis, Kara Fields, Pia Madamba, Lisa Colman, Daniela Tinca, Regina Cannon Drake
BACKGROUND: Cold therapy used in the sports medicine settings has been found to be effective in reducing postoperative pain; however, there are limited studies that examine the effect of cold therapy on postoperative pain in patients with posterior lumbar spinal fusion. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of cold on postoperative spine pain and add to the body of knowledge specific to practical application of cold therapy in the spine surgery setting...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930829/the-curative-effects-of-radiotherapy-based-therapies-for-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-positive-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Minghai Shao, Chi Zhang, Qin Qin, Zhaoyue Zhang, Hongcheng Zhu, Xiaoke Di, Xinchen Sun
AIM: This meta-analysis was designed to fully assess the curative effects of radiotherapy-based therapies for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer (BC). METHODS: English articles were retrieved through searching Cochrane library, PubMed, and Embase databases updated to February 2017. Studies were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The curative effects of radiotherapy-based therapies forHER2+ BC patients were assessed using hazard rates (HRs) or odds ratios (ORs), as well as their 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930823/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-was-associated-with-asymptomatic-gallstones-in-a-chinese-population
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Qiao-Hua Qiao, Wen-Hua Zhu, Yun-Xian Yu, Fei-Fei Huang, Li-Ying Chen
The aim of this study was to determine the association between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and asymptomatic gallstones in a Chinese population.The study had a cross-sectional design and enrolled 7583 subjects who visited the physical check-up center at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital between 2009 and 2011. Colorimetric methods were used to measure the levels of cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), whereas fasting plasma glucose (FPG) level was measured using a dextrose-oxidizing enzyme method...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930816/a-comparative-study-of-interprofessional-education-in-global-health-care-a-systematic-review
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Chulani Herath, Yangfeng Zhou, Yong Gan, Naomie Nakandawire, Yanghong Gong, Zuxun Lu
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners identify interprofessional (IP) collaboration in education and practice as an innovative strategy that plays an important role in mitigating the global health workforce crisis. Evidence on the practice of global health level in interprofessional education (IPE) is scarce and hampered due to the absence of aggregate information. Therefore, this systematic review was conducted to examine the incidences of IPE and summarize the main features about the IPE programs in undergraduate and postgraduate education in developed and developing countries...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930797/optimizing-the-safety-profile-of-everolimus-by-delayed-initiation-in-de-novo-heart-transplant-recipients-results-of-the-prospective-randomized-study-everheart
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Luciano Potena, Carlo Pellegrini, Francesco Grigioni, Cristiano Amarelli, Ugolino Livi, Massimo Maccherini, Gabriella Masciocco, Giuseppe Faggian, Paola Lilla Della Monica, Gino Gerosa, Nicola Marraudino, Marco Corda, Massimo Boffini
BACKGROUND: Although everolimus potentially improves long-term heart transplantation (HTx) outcomes, its early postoperative safety profile had raised concerns and needs optimization. METHODS: This 6-month, open-label, multicenter randomized trial was designed to compare the cumulative incidence of a primary composite safety endpoint comprising wound healing delays, pericardial effusion (PCEs), pleural effusion (PLEs) needing drainage, and renal insufficiency events (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] ≤30/mL/min/1...
September 19, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930779/inhibition-of-lymphatic-drainage-with-a-self-designed-surgical-approach-prolongs-the-vascularized-skin-allograft-survival-in-rats
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Jiaomiao Pei, Yang Li, Chen Chen, Xi Zhang, Shiping Wang, Yajuan Song, Bei Liu, Yingjun Su, Shuzhong Guo
Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is an emerging treatment for significant tissue defects. However, VCAs usually consist of multiple highly antigenic skin tissues. Previous studies have shown that the lymphatic system in skin plays important roles in the initiation of immune responses during acute rejection, by transporting T cells and antigen-presenting dendritic cells to regional lymph nodes. Therefore, we designed a new surgical treatment to inhibit lymphatic drainage of skin allografts and investigated whether this approach could promote the survival of allografts and suppress immunological events after transplantation...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930626/pilot-study-whole-body-manual-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-sat-therapy-improved-pain-and-sat-structure-in-women-with-lipedema
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Karen L Herbst, Christopher Ussery, Alyna Eekema
Background Lipedema is a common painful subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) disorder in women affecting the limbs. SAT therapy is a manual therapy to improve soft tissue quality. Objective Determine if SAT therapy improves pain and structure of lipedema SAT. Design Single arm prospective pilot study. Setting Academic medical center. Patients Seven women, 46 ± 5 years, weight 90 ± 19 kg, with lipedema. Intervention Twelve 90-min SAT therapy sessions over 4 weeks. Outcomes Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans, SAT ultrasound (Vevo 2100), leg volumetrics, skin caliper assessment, tissue exam, weight, resting metabolic rate, pain assessment, lower extremity functional scale (LEFS) and body shape questionnaire (BSQ) at baseline and end of study...
September 20, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930603/centchroman-a-safe-reversible-postcoital-contraceptive-with-curative-and-prophylactic-activity-in-many-disorders
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Ved P Kamboj, Suprabhat Ray, Nitya Anand
Centchroman (INN: Ormeloxifene), a reversible post-coital/weekly oral contraceptive (half-life of about 168 hours), designed and developed at CDRI, Lucknow is the only non-steroidal oral contraceptive in clinical use in the world today. Synthesized in 1967 and completing pre-clinical and clinical studies in 1989, this drug was approved for marketing in 1991, social marketing in 1995 and NFPW in April 2016. It acts by preventing implantation of blastocyst in endometrium. It is the only contraceptive which neither suppresses ovulation nor interferes with the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930515/changes-in-transportation-related-air-pollution-exposures-by-race-ethnicity-and-socioeconomic-status-outdoor-nitrogen-dioxide-in-the-united-states-in-2000-and-2010
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Lara P Clark, Dylan B Millet, Julian D Marshall
BACKGROUND: Disparities in exposure to air pollution by race-ethnicity and by socioeconomic status have been documented in the United States, but the impacts of declining transportation-related air pollutant emissions on disparities in exposure have not been studied in detail. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to estimate changes over time (2000 to 2010) in disparities in exposure to outdoor concentrations of a transportation-related air pollutant, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), in the United States...
September 14, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930480/health-facility-staff-training-for-improving-breastfeeding-outcome-a-systematic-review-for-step-2-of-the-baby-friendly-hospital-initiative
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Olukunmi O Balogun, Amarjargal Dagvadorj, Jennifer Yourkavitch, Katharina da Silva Lopes, Maiko Suto, Yo Takemoto, Rintaro Mori, Pura Rayco-Solon, Erika Ota
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) implemented through the "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" has been widely promoted as an intervention that improves breastfeeding rates. Step 2 requires the training of all healthcare staff in skills that are necessary to implement the policy. This systematic review provides evidence about the effect of training healthcare staff in hospitals and birth centers on breastfeeding outcomes. Randomized controlled trials (RCT), quasi-RCT, and controlled before and after (CBA) studies comparing training of healthcare staff on breastfeeding and supportive feeding practices with no training were included in this review...
September 20, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930431/orientation-dependent-exciton-plasmon-coupling-in-embedded-organic-metal-nanowire-heterostructures
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Yong Jun Li, Yan Hong, Qian Peng, Jiannian Yao, Yong Sheng Zhao
The excitation of surface plasmons by optical emitters based on exciton-plasmon coupling is important for plasmonic devices with active optical properties. It has been theoretically demonstrated that the orientation of exciton dipole can significantly influence the coupling strength, yet systematic study of the coupling process in nanostructures is still hindered by the lack of proper material systems. In this work, we have experimentally investigated the orientation-dependent exciton-plasmon coupling in a rationally designed organic/metal nanowire heterostructure system...
September 20, 2017: ACS Nano
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