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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929637/the-public-awareness-of-stillbirth-an-irish-population-study
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D Nuzum, S Meaney, K O'Donoghue
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the general population's awareness of stillbirth. DESIGN: A cross sectional telephone population survey. SETTING: A nationally representative sample of the Irish adult population. SAMPLE: 999 members of the Irish population selected by random digit dialling. METHODS: Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Binary logistic regression was used to assess the odds of identifying risk factors for stillbirth...
September 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922183/parental-awareness-of-schoolbag-carriage-a-comparative-study-of-irish-and-united-states-parents
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Sara Dockrell, Karen Jacobs, Julie Byrne, Emma Gleeson, Sinead Kelly, Caitriona Moore, Eimear O'Meara, Dagny Barclay, Sabrina Rodriguez, David Kang, Ciaran Simms, Catherine Blake
BACKGROUND: Given the global nature of schoolbag carriage, there has been extensive research on schoolbag weight and use with resultant guidance on many aspects of carrying a schoolbag. However, there is limited evidence of knowledge translation or parents' awareness of schoolbag carriage. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated parental awareness of factors related to schoolbag carriage. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey using an anonymous 30-item questionnaire and purposive sampling was used...
September 14, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915897/development-of-a-complex-intervention-to-promote-appropriate-prescribing-and-medication-intensification-in-poorly-controlled-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-irish-general-practice
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Mark E Murphy, Molly Byrne, Atieh Zarabzadeh, Derek Corrigan, Tom Fahey, Susan M Smith
BACKGROUND: Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can be seen as failure to meet recommended targets for management of key risk factors including glycaemic control, blood pressure and lipids. Poor control of risk factors is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Failure to intensify medications for patients with poor control of T2DM when indicated is called clinical inertia and is one contributory factor to poor control of T2DM. We aimed to develop a theory and evidence-based complex intervention to improve appropriate prescribing and medication intensification in poorly controlled T2DM in Irish general practice...
September 16, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915373/bioaccumulation-of-metals-in-juvenile-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-via-dietary-exposure-to-blue-mussels
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Gillian McEneff, Brian Quinn, Matthew Bennion, Sorcha Dolan, Kathleen O'Rourke, Liam Morrison
The potential for metals to bioaccumulate in aquatic species, such as fish, via trophic level transfer was investigated. An in vivo experiment was set up in a flow-through system in which juvenile rainbow trout were fed blue mussels collected from a Class A pristine site and an effluent-impacted river estuary, over a period of 28 days. Selected elements (As, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Fe, Pb, Mn, Mo, Ni, Se, Sn, V, Zn) were determined in the mussels and fish tissues (muscle and skin) collected at 0, 14 and 28 days. This study reveals the occurrence of metals in mussels sampled in the Irish marine environment and highlights the bioaccumulation potential of metals in fish tissues via trophic transfer...
August 29, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914142/theorizing-and-measuring-religiosity-across-cultures
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Adam B Cohen, Gina L Mazza, Kathryn A Johnson, Craig K Enders, Carolyn M Warner, Michael H Pasek, Jonathan E Cook
For almost 50 years, psychologists have been theorizing about and measuring religiosity essentially the way Gordon Allport did, when he distinguished between intrinsic and extrinsic religiosity. However, there is a historical debate regarding what this scale actually measures, which items should be included, and how many factors or subscales exist. To provide more definitive answers, we estimated a series of confirmatory factor analysis models comparing four competing theories for how to score Gorsuch and McPherson's commonly used measure of intrinsic and extrinsic religiosity...
August 1, 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905976/cutaneous-alternariosis-in-an-immunocompromised-dog-successfully-treated-with-cold-plasma-and-cessation-of-immunosuppressive-medication
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Janine Classen, Berrett Dengler, Christoph J Klinger, Sonya V Bettenay, Volker Rickerts, Ralf S Mueller
A cutaneous infection with Alternaria spp. was diagnosed in a 2-year-old male intact Irish setter dog, presenting with multifocal papules, plaques and ulcerations involving all four distal limbs, shoulder blades, scrotum, pinnae and nasal mucous membranes. The dog had been treated for inflammatory bowel disease and lymphangiectasia with immunosuppressive doses of cyclosporine and prednisolone for approximately 3 months. The diagnosis was based on clinical signs, the demonstration of fungal elements within skin biopsies, deep fungal culture and fungal PCR from a formalin-fixed tissue specimen...
September 13, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905648/personhood-dementia-policy-and-the-irish-national-dementia-strategy
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Niamh Hennelly, Eamon O'Shea
Personhood and its realisation in person-centred care is part of the narrative, if not always the reality, of care for people with dementia. This paper examines how personhood is conceptualised and actualised in Ireland through a content analysis of organisational and individual submissions from stakeholders in the development of the Irish National Dementia Strategy, followed by an examination of the Strategy itself. The organisational submissions are further categorised into dementia care models. A structural analysis of the Strategy examines its principles, actions and outcomes in relation to personhood...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905479/abstracts-of-the-irish-society-of-urology-annual-meeting-15-16-september-2017-kingsley-hotel-cork-ireland
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September 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900891/irish-endocrine-society-41st-annual-meeting-13th-and-14th-october-2017-grand-hotel-malahide-dublin
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September 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899898/investigating-the-association-of-rs2910164-with-cancer-in-irish-patients
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Terri Patricia McVeigh, Robert J Mulligan, Una Mary McVeigh, Patrick W Owens, Nicola Miller, Marcia Bell, Frederic Sebag, Carole Guerin, Denis Quill, Joanne Barnes Weidhaas, Michael Kerin, Aoife J Lowery
INTRODUCTION: Micro(mi)-RNAs are small non-coding RNA molecules that exert post-transcriptional effects on gene expression by binding with cis-regulatory regions in target messenger-(m)RNA. MiR146a has a role in inflammation, and may have a role as a tumour suppressor. The polymorphism rs2910164 in pre-mir146a has been implicated in inflammatory pathologies, including cancers of the breast and thyroid; although evidence for association is conflicting in different populations. We aimed to investigate the association of this variant with these two cancers in an Irish cohort...
September 12, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899662/baseline-association-of-motoric-cognitive-risk-syndrome-with-sustained-attention-memory-and-global-cognition
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Fiachra J Maguire, Isabelle Killane, Andrew P Creagh, Orna Donoghue, Rose Anne Kenny, Richard B Reilly
OBJECTIVES: Slow gait has been shown to be a good predictor of declining cognitive function in healthy older adults. Motoric cognitive risk (MCR) syndrome is a new construct incorporating slow gait and subjective cognitive complaints in individuals without dementia who have preserved activities of daily living. This analysis investigated the prevalence of MCR and factors associated with MCR in a nationally representative population. In addition, cross-sectional associations between MCR and cognitive domains, an relationship yet to be fully elucidated in literature, was investigated...
September 9, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898659/the-abc-model-of-floral-development
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Vivian Irish
Flowers are organized into concentric whorls of sepals, petals, stamens and carpels, with each of these floral organ types having a unique role in reproduction (Figure 1). Sepals enclose and protect the flower bud, while petals can be large and showy so as to attract pollinators (or people!). Stamens produce pollen grains that contain male gametes, while the carpels contain the ovules that when fertilized will produce the seeds. While the size, shape, number and elaboration of each of these organ types can be quite different, the same general organization of four floral organ types arranged in concentric whorls exists across all flowering plant (angiosperm) species...
September 11, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895769/the-cost-effectiveness-of-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel-compared-to-standard-care-in-advanced-parkinson-s-disease
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Julia Lowin, Kavita Sail, Rakhi Baj, Yash J Jalundhwala, Thomas S Marshall, Henrietta Konwea, K R Chaudhuri
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is an incurable, progressive neurological condition, with symptoms impacting movement, walking and posture that eventually become severely disabling. Advanced PD (aPD) has a significant impact on quality of life (QoL) for patients, their caregivers/families. Levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) is indicated for the treatment of advanced levodopa-responsive PD with severe motor fluctuations and hyper-/dyskinesia when available combinations of therapy have not given satisfactory results...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893248/the-impact-of-austerity-on-the-health-workforce-and-the-achievement-of-human-resources-for-health-policies-in-ireland-2008-2014
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Des Williams, Steve Thomas
BACKGROUND: The global economic crisis saw recessionary conditions in most EU countries. Ireland's severe recession produced pro-cyclical health spending cuts. Yet, human resources for health (HRH) are the most critical of inputs into a health system and an important economic driver. The aim of this article is to evaluate how the Irish health system coped with austerity in relation to HRH and whether austerity allowed and/or facilitated the implementation of HRH policy. METHODS: The authors employed a quantitative longitudinal trend analysis over the period 2008 to 2014 with Health Service Executive (HSE) staff database as the principal source...
September 11, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888596/relative-importance-of-herd-level-risk-factors-for-probability-of-infection-with-paratuberculosis-in-irish-dairy-herds
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Conor G McAloon, Michael L Doherty, Paul Whyte, Simon J More, Luke O'Grady, Lorna Citer, Martin J Green
Control of paratuberculosis is challenging due to the relatively poor performance of diagnostic tests, a prolonged incubation period, and protracted environmental survival. Prioritization of herd-level interventions is not possible because putative risk factors are often not supported by risk factor studies. The objective for this study was to investigate the relative importance of risk factors for an increased probability of herd paratuberculosis infection. Risk assessment data, comprehensive animal purchase history, and diagnostic test data were available for 936 Irish dairy herds...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887146/analysing-the-effect-of-multiple-sclerosis-on-vitamin-d-related-biochemical-markers-of-bone-remodelling
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Malachi J McKenna, Barbara Murray, Roisin Lonergan, Ricardo Segurado, Niall Tubridy, Mark T Kilbane
The Irish population is at risk of vitamin D deficiency during the winter months, but the secular trend over the past 40 years is for marked improvement. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is common in Ireland with a latitudinal pattern favouring highest incidence in northern regions; MS is linked strongly with vitamin D status as a causal factor. We sought firstly to study the relationship between vitamin D status and vitamin D-related bone biochemistry, and secondly to evaluate if MS had an independent effect on vitamin D related markers of bone remodelling...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886911/type-b-arabidopsis-response-regulators-directly-activate-wuschel
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Fei Zhang, Alan May, Vivian F Irish
The WUSCHEL (WUS) gene is necessary for the maintenance of stem cells in the shoot apical meristem. Four recent reports show that cytokinin responsive type-B ARABIDOPSIS RESPONSE REGULATORs (ARRs) directly activate WUS expression, providing a long-awaited explanation for how cytokinin influences the maintenance of the stem cell niche.
September 5, 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884353/a-prospective-longitudinal-investigation-of-the-dis-continuity-of-mental-health-difficulties-between-mid-to-late-childhood-and-the-predictive-role-of-familial-factors
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Cliodhna O'Connor, Udo Reulbach, Blanaid Gavin, Fiona McNicholas
Understanding individual variation in the continuity of youth mental health difficulties is critical for identifying the factors that promote recovery or chronicity. This study establishes the proportion of children showing psychopathology at 9 years, whose pathology had either remitted or persisted at 13. It describes the socio-demographic and clinical profiles of these groups, and examines the factors in 9-year-olds' familial environments that predict longitudinal remission vs. persistence of psychopathology...
September 7, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883553/the-use-and-understanding-of-dental-notation-systems-in-uk-and-irish-dental-hospitals
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M N Pemberton, M Ashley
Aim To identify the types of dental notation systems used in dental hospitals, and their perceived advantages and disadvantages. In addition, to record the dental notation used in patient referral letters.Method A self-completed questionnaire survey asking about the use of dental notation systems was distributed to 16 dental hospitals in the UK and Ireland in the summer of 2016. In addition, dentist referrals to the Restorative Dentistry department of the University Dental Hospital of Manchester were sequentially assessed for the dental notation used...
September 8, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883417/the-deposition-and-accumulation-of-microplastics-in-marine-sediments-and-bottom-water-from-the-irish-continental-shelf
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Jake Martin, Amy Lusher, Richard C Thompson, Audrey Morley
Microplastics are widely dispersed throughout the marine environment. An understanding of the distribution and accumulation of this form of pollution is crucial for gauging environmental risk. Presented here is the first record of plastic contamination, in the 5 mm-250 μm size range, of Irish continental shelf sediments. Sixty-two microplastics were recovered from 10 of 11 stations using box cores. 97% of recovered microplastics were found to reside shallower than 2.5 cm sediment depth, with the area of highest microplastic concentration being the water-sediment interface and top 0...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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