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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545094/economic-evaluation-of-policy-options-for-dialysis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-under-the-universal-health-coverage-in-indonesia
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Afiatin, Levina Chandra Khoe, Erna Kristin, Lusiana Siti Masytoh, Eva Herlinawaty, Pitsaphun Werayingyong, Mardiati Nadjib, Sudigdo Sastroasmoro, Yot Teerawattananon
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the value for money and budget impact of offering hemodialysis (HD) as a first-line treatment, or the HD-first policy, and the peritoneal dialysis (PD) first policy compared to a supportive care option in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Indonesia. METHODS: A Markov model-based economic evaluation was performed using local and international data to quantify the potential costs and health-related outcomes in terms of life years (LYs) and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544822/the-cost-effectiveness-of-tight-control-of-inflammation-in-early-psoriatic-arthritis-economic-analysis-of-the-ticopa-trial
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John L O'Dwyer, David M Meads, Claire T Hulme, Lucy McParland, Sarah Brown, Laura C Coates, Anna R Moverley, Paul Emery, Philip G Conaghan, Philip S Helliwell
OBJECTIVE: Treat-to-target approaches have proved to be effective in rheumatoid arthritis, but have not been studied in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). This study was undertaken to examine the cost effectiveness of tight control (TC) of inflammation in early psoriatic arthritis compared to standard care (SC). METHODS: Cost effectiveness analyses were undertaken alongside a UK-based, open-label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Taking the perspective of the healthcare sector, effectiveness was measured using EQ-5D-3L which allows the calculation of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs)...
May 23, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543420/from-the-foundation-up
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Daniel Callahan
In 2019, The Hastings Center will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. It is more than a bit staggering to think how far we have come since 1969. When I floated the idea of a center on bioethics to my friend and neighbor, psychiatrist Willard Gaylin, at a Christmas party in 1968-even before the word "bioethics" was used-I had only the fuzziest idea of where that would take us. Neither Will nor I had run anything, nor did we know how to raise money to support an organization. We would and did learn how, but much of what we did in those early years was made up on the fly...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542734/cost-related-medication-nonadherence-among-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
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Sapna Kaul, Jaqueline C Avila, Hemalkumar B Mehta, Ana M Rodriguez, Yong-Fang Kuo, Anne C Kirchhoff
BACKGROUND: This study investigated cost-related medication nonadherence among survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer and a comparison group in the United States. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of the 2013 to 2015 National Health Interview Survey was performed. N=953 patients who were diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 and 39 years were identified, and a comparison group was created using propensity scores. Cost-related medication nonadherence was determined by individuals' report of skipping medication, taking less medication, or delaying filling medication to save money in the previous year...
May 23, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542296/traders-guns-and-money-the-effects-of-mass-shootings-on-stock-prices-of-firearm-manufacturers-in-the-u-s
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Anandasivam Gopal, Brad N Greenwood
We investigate how mass shootings influence the stock price of firearms manufacturers. While it is well known that mass shootings lead to increased firearms sales, the response from financial markets is unclear. On one hand, given the observed short-term increase in demand, firearm stock prices may rise due to the unexpected financial windfall for the firm. On the other, mass shootings may result in calls for regulation of the industry, leading to divestment of firearms stocks in spite of short-term demand...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540282/money-based-reform-and-distorted-doctor-patient-interaction-a-critique-of-the-recent-health-sector-evolution-plan-in-iran
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Ahmad Kalateh Sadati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537845/high-rates-of-access-to-health-care-disclosure-of-sexuality-and-gender-identity-to-providers-among-house-and-ball-community-members-in-new-york-city
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Sean Cahill, Sarah Trieweiler, John Guidry, Nelisa Rash, Layla Stamper, Kerith Conron, Nicole Turcotte, Ilana Gratch, Paige Lowry
The House and Ball community is an important cultural manifestation of resiliency for Black and Latino gay and bisexual men and transgender women. Participants at the August, 2013 House of Latex Ball in New York City were surveyed about insurance coverage, health care access, experiences in health care, and housing instability. The sample (n = 367) was 58% Black/African American and 20% Hispanic/Latino, with a mean age of 31. Fifty-five percent were gay and bisexual men. While only 6% identified as transgender, nearly half were gender nonconforming...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537479/-refinery-town-points-the-way-forward-to-protect-communities-and-defend-rights-early-steve-2017-refinery-town-big-oil-big-money-and-the-remaking-of-an-american-city-boston-ma-beacon-press-248-pp-27-95-cloth-isbn-978-080709426-6
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537087/a-comparison-of-characteristics-and-food-insecurity-coping-strategies-between-international-and-domestic-postsecondary-students-using-a-food-bank-located-on-a-university-campus
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Mahitab Hanbazaza, Geoff D C Ball, Anna P Farmer, Katerina Maximova, Jasmine Farahbakhsh, Noreen D Willows
PURPOSE: We compared food insecurity status, coping strategies, demographic characteristics, and self-rated health of international and domestic postsecondary students requesting emergency food hampers from a campus food bank (CFB). METHODS: We collected data from a cross-sectional convenience sample of domestic and international students who accessed the CFB at the University of Alberta. RESULTS: Food insecurity was prevalent (international students: n = 26/27 (96...
May 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536542/the-influence-of-counterfactual-comparison-on-fairness-in-gain-loss-contexts
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Qi Li, Chunsheng Wang, Jamie Taxer, Zhong Yang, Ya Zheng, Xun Liu
Fairness perceptions may be affected by counterfactual comparisons. Although certain studies using a two-player ultimatum game (UG) have shown that comparison with the proposers influences the responders' fairness perceptions in a gain context, the effect of counterfactual comparison in a UG with multiple responders or proposers remains unclear, especially in a loss context. To resolve these issues, this study used a modified three-player UG with multiple responders in Experiment 1 and multiple proposers in Experiment 2 to examine the influence of counterfactual comparison on fairness-related decision-making in gain and loss contexts...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536216/a-syrian-man-with-abdominal-pain
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Mary Chughtai, Rigo Hoencamp, Maarten Bronkhorst
A 32-year-old man presented with progressive abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting after swallowing a packet of dollar bills, his entire money savings, during his journey to Europe as a refugee. Subsequent imaging confirmed the presence of a foreign body in his stomach, which required surgical intervention to be removed. This is one of many cases that illustrate the hopeless circumstances people in the Middle-Eastern warzone are currently facing.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535854/influenza-a-world-of-discoveries-outbreaks-and-controversy
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Wendy S Barclay
Working in an area such as influenza is a free ticket into science communication, a pathway aided amply by the amazing evolutionary powers of the virus; regular outbreaks keep the media engaged and the audience keen. Everyone has heard of flu, and they probably already have an opinion: 'I don't take the vaccine, it gives me the flu anyway.' 'Didn't the government waste loads of money on that Tamiflu drug that doesn't work?' 'I've never had flu because I eat a banana every day and sleep with a boiled onion when I've sat next to someone on the train who was coughing...
May 23, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535784/a-meta-regression-analysis-of-41-australian-problem-gambling-prevalence-estimates-and-their-relationship-to-total-spending-on-electronic-gaming-machines
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Francis Markham, Martin Young, Bruce Doran, Mark Sugden
BACKGROUND: Many jurisdictions regularly conduct surveys to estimate the prevalence of problem gambling in their adult populations. However, the comparison of such estimates is problematic due to methodological variations between studies. Total consumption theory suggests that an association between mean electronic gaming machine (EGM) and casino gambling losses and problem gambling prevalence estimates may exist. If this is the case, then changes in EGM losses may be used as a proxy indicator for changes in problem gambling prevalence...
May 23, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535758/hiv-prevalence-risky-behaviors-and-discrimination-experiences-among-transgender-women-in-cambodia-descriptive-findings-from-a-national-integrated-biological-and-behavioral-survey
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Siyan Yi, Chanrith Ngin, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Srean Chhim, Khuondyla Pal, Phalkun Mun, Gitau Mburu
BACKGROUND: Transgender people are disproportionately affected by HIV. Despite their high vulnerability to HIV, lack of adequate epidemiological and surveillance data related to this population in many countries prevents provision of appropriate services. This paper summarizes descriptive findings from a national integrated biological and behavioral survey and discusses policy implications of the findings on HIV prevention among transgender women in Cambodia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between December 2015 and February 2016...
May 23, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534228/glove-changing-practices-of-mall-food-vendors-in-new-jersey
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Corey H Basch, Miryam Z Wahrman, Sarah A MacLean, Alan Quisido, Carlo Ponsica, Nandish Patel
Gloves can serve as barriers to decrease the transfer of microorganisms from hands to food. Glove changing by food vendors is particularly important when handling paper currency, as bills can carry and transmit microbes from person to person. The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) To ascertain the extent to which gloves are changed after monetary transactions in food vendors at a major mall in New Jersey; and (2) to document the level of bacterial contamination and the presence of coliform bacteria on paper currency handled by these vendors...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533101/personal-attitudes-toward-weight-in-overweight-and-obese-us-hemodialysis-patients
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Zeb Saeed, Kevin M Janda, Bryan M Tucker, Lacey Dudley, Patricia Cutter, Allon N Friedman
OBJECTIVE: Overweight and obesity have become increasingly common among end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis. Yet, little attention has been given to what hemodialysis patients themselves think of their weight, how they perceive it affects their health, and their attitudes about or desire for weight reduction. We explored these issues using a survey that we designed specifically for the dialysis population. DESIGN AND METHODS: Sixty-six chronic hemodialysis patients from a US urban center with a body mass index ≥25 kg/m(2) and stable weight were recruited to participate in a cross-sectional study...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529209/quantitative-value-of-aldosterone-renin-ratio-for-detection-of-aldosterone-producing-adenoma-the-aldosterone-renin-ratio-for-primary-aldosteronism-aquarr-study
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Giuseppe Maiolino, Giacomo Rossitto, Valeria Bisogni, Maurizio Cesari, Teresa Maria Seccia, Mario Plebani, Gian Paolo Rossi
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend use of the aldosterone-renin ratio (ARR) for the case detection of primary aldosteronism followed by confirmatory tests to exclude false-positive results from further diagnostic workup. We investigated the hypothesis that this could be unnecessary in patients with a high ARR value if the quantitative information carried by the ARR is taken into due consideration. METHODS AND RESULTS: We interrogated 2 large data sets of prospectively collected patients studied with the same predefined protocol, which included the captopril challenge test...
May 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528096/analysis-of-domestic-refrigerator-temperatures-and-home-storage-time-distributions-for-shelf-life-studies-and-food-safety-risk-assessment
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Anna Roccato, Mieke Uyttendaele, Jeanne-Marie Membré
In the framework of food safety, when mimicking the consumer phase, the storage time and temperature used are mainly considered as single point estimates instead of probability distributions. This singlepoint approach does not take into account the variability within a population and could lead to an overestimation of the parameters. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyse data on domestic refrigerator temperatures and storage times of chilled food in European countries in order to draw general rules which could be used either in shelf-life testing or risk assessment...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526937/molecular-confirmation-of-intraspecific-tomato-solanum-lycopersicum-hybrids-and-their-evaluation-against-late-blight-and-cucumber-mosaic-virus
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Amjad Hameed, Muhammad Yussouf Saleem, Khalid Pervaiz Akhtar, Muhammad Shoaib, Qumer Iqbal, Muhammad Asghar
Tomato is one of the most consumed vegetables in the world. Diseases are the number one concern in the development of high-yield and disease-resistant tomato hybrids which is the foremost priority of breeders. Present study was conducted (1) to develop DNA-based markers for genetic confirmation of tomato F1 hybrids, (2) to utilize sequenced characterized amplified region (SCAR) marker linked to the Ph-3 gene for Phytophthora infestans resistance in tomato and (3) to evaluate male and female parental genotypes and their F1 hybrids against late blight (LB) and cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526263/n-stearoyl-l-tyrosine-inhibits-the-cell-senescence-and-apoptosis-induced-by-h2o2-in-hek293-tau-cells-via-the-cb2-receptor
#20
Yue Hu, Kai-Yi Zhou, Ze-Jian Wang, Yang Lu, Ming Yin
Although considerable energy and money have been spent trying to inhibit Aβ production and its related metabolic enzyme activities, there are still no drug treatments available to cure even slow for Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, tau protein has been focused recently as the new target for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The transfected human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK 293) cells with or without Tau 411 plasmid were used to evaluate the effect of tau protein on cell viability. H2O2 was added to simulate microenvironment of oxidative stress (OS) during aging...
May 16, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
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