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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110495/awareness-and-correlates-of-short-term-and-long-term-consequences-of-alcohol-use-among-australian-drinkers
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Kerri Coomber, Richelle Mayshak, Ashlee Curtis, Peter G Miller
OBJECTIVE: To investigate awareness of short-term and long-term consequences of alcohol use among a sample of Australian adult drinkers. Demographic correlates of the awareness of each consequence were also explored. METHODS: Participants aged 18-45 years (n=1,061; mean age=33.2 years) drawn from an online panel completed a web-based survey assessing demographics, awareness of alcohol warning labels, and awareness of seven short-term and 12 long-term consequences of alcohol use...
January 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110391/social-media-for-patients-benefits-and-drawbacks
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REVIEW
Ivan De Martino, Rocco D'Apolito, Alexander S McLawhorn, Keith A Fehring, Peter K Sculco, Giorgio Gasparini
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Social media is increasingly utilized by patients to educate themselves on a disease process and to find hospital, physicians, and physician networks most capable of treating their condition. However, little is known about quality of the content of the multiple online platforms patients have to communicate with other potential patients and their potential benefits and drawbacks. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients are not passive consumers of health information anymore but are playing an active role in the delivery of health services through an online environment...
January 21, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110292/biomartr-genomic-data-retrieval-with-r
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Hajk-Georg Drost, Jerzy Paszkowski
MOTIVATION: Retrieval and reproducible functional annotation of genomic data are crucial in biology. However, the current poor usability and transparency of retrieval methods hinders reproducibility. Here we present an open source R package, biomartr, which provides a comprehensive easy-to-use framework for automating data retrieval and functional annotation for meta-genomic approaches. The functions of biomartr achieve a high degree of clarity, transparency and reproducibility of analyses...
January 20, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110290/guided-and-unguided-internet-based-vestibular-rehabilitation-versus-usual-care-for-dizzy-adults-of-50%C3%A2-years-and-older-a-protocol-for-a-three-armed-randomised-trial
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Vincent A van Vugt, Johannes C van der Wouden, Judith E Bosmans, Martin Smalbrugge, Willianne van Diest, Rosie Essery, Lucy Yardley, Henriëtte E van der Horst, Otto R Maarsingh
INTRODUCTION: Dizziness is a common symptom in general practice with a high prevalence among older adults. The most common cause of dizziness in general practice is peripheral vestibular disease. Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is a safe and effective treatment for peripheral vestibular disease that entails specific exercises to maximise the central nervous system compensation for the effects of vestibular pathology. An internet-based VR intervention has recently been shown to be safe and effective...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109629/the-pharmacist-s-role-in-overdose-using-mapping-technologies-to-analyze-naloxone-and-pharmacy-distribution
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Allison Burrell, Laken Ethun, Jaime Allen Fawcett, Sherry Rickard-Aasen, Karl Williams, Shannon M Kearney, Janice L Pringle
OBJECTIVES: To present preliminary research using geographic information system (GIS) mapping as a tool that can be integrated into pharmacy practice to increase access to and utilization of pharmacy-based interventions, including the distribution of naloxone. METHODS: Overdose death data was collected from medical examiner reports in an online database, and pharmacies carrying and distributing naloxone were determined by ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) in Allegheny County, PA...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109567/evaluation-of-residual-abdominal-tumour-motion-in-carbon-ion-gated-treatments-through-respiratory-motion-modelling
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Giorgia Meschini, Matteo Seregni, Andrea Pella, Mario Ciocca, Piero Fossati, Francesca Valvo, Marco Riboldi, Guido Baroni
At the Italian National Centre for Oncologic Hadrontherapy (CNAO) patients with upper-abdominal tumours are being treated with carbon ion therapy, adopting the respiratory gating technique in combination with layered rescanning and abdominal compression to mitigate organ motion. Since online imaging of the irradiated volume is not feasible, this study proposes a modelling approach for the estimation of residual motion of the target within the gating window. The model extracts a priori respiratory motion information from the planning 4DCT using deformable image registration (DIR), then combines such information with the external surrogate signal recorded during dose delivery...
January 18, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109499/what-might-parents-read-sorting-webs-of-online-information-on-vascular-anomalies
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Kara S Davis, Andrew A McCormick, Noel Jabbour
INTRODUCTION: The internet is increasingly a source of healthcare information utilized by parents, especially in rarer pathologies such as vascular malformations. The quality, validity and thoroughness of these websites is variable and unregulated. The goal of this study was to evaluate the quality and understandability of websites related to vascular malformations. METHODS: The terms "hemangioma", "vascular malformation", and "vascular anomalies" were searched in Google...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109251/prevalence-and-trends-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-adults-in-the-asia-pacific-region-a-systematic-review
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P Ranasinghe, Y Mathangasinghe, R Jayawardena, A P Hills, A Misra
BACKGROUND: The Asia-Pacific region is home to nearly half of the world's population. The region has seen a recent rapid increase in the prevalence of obesity, type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The present systematic review summarizes the recent prevalence and trends of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) among adults in countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. METHODS: Data on MetS in Asia-Pacific countries were obtained using a stepwise process by searching the online Medline database using MeSH terms 'Metabolic Syndrome X' and 'Epidemiology/EP'...
January 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109247/effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-guided-internet-and-mobile-based-intervention-for-the-indicated-prevention-of-major-depression-in-patients-with-chronic-back-pain-study-protocol-of-the-prod-bp-multicenter-pragmatic-rct
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L Sander, S Paganini, J Lin, S Schlicker, D D Ebert, C Buntrock, H Baumeister
BACKGROUND: Reducing the disease burden of major depressive disorder (MDD) is of major public health relevance. The prevention of depression is regarded as one possible approach to reach this goal. People with multiple risk factors for MDD such as chronic back pain and subthreshold depressive symptoms may benefit most from preventive measures. The Internet as intervention setting allows for scaling up preventive interventions on a public mental health level. METHODS: This study is a multicenter pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) of parallel design aiming to investigate the (cost-) effectiveness of an Internet- and mobile-based intervention (IMI) for the prevention of depression in chronic back pain patients (PROD-BP) with subthreshold depressive symptoms...
January 21, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108846/knowledge-attitudes-practices-and-barriers-related-to-research-utilization-a-survey-among-pharmacists-in-malaysia
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Sin Yee Tan, Ernieda Hatah
Background Research utilization is part of evidence-based practice referring to the process of reviewing and critiquing scientific research and applying the findings to one's own clinical practice. Many studies on research utilization have been conducted with doctors and nurses, but to our knowledge, none have been investigated amongst pharmacists. Objective To assess research utilization and its barriers among pharmacists and identify potential influencing factors. Setting Malaysia. Methods This cross-sectional survey was administered online and by mail to a convenient sample of pharmacists working in hospitals, health clinics, and retail pharmacies in rural and urban areas...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108821/the-relationship-between-patient-activation-confidence-to-self-manage-side-effects-and-adherence-to-oral-oncolytics-a-pilot-study-with-michigan-oncology-practices
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Teresa M Salgado, Emily Mackler, Jane A Severson, Jamie Lindsay, Peter Batra, Laura Petersen, Karen B Farris
PURPOSE: The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC) is a continuous quality improvement collaborative seeking to improve oncology care in Michigan, including for patients taking oral chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between patient activation, confidence to self-manage side effects, and adherence to oral oncolytics to inform future oncology care. METHODS: A multicenter cross-sectional observational study was conducted using an online survey to examine patient activation (patient activation measure, PAM), health literacy, symptom burden (Edmonton Symptom Assessment System, ESAS), confidence to self-manage side effects (fatigue, nausea, and diarrhea), and adherence to oral oncolytics...
January 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108792/numerical-magnitude-affects-online-execution-and-not-planning-of-visuomotor-control
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Gal Namdar, Tzvi Ganel
Recent literature has established a directional influence of irrelevant numerical magnitude on actions performed toward neutral objects. For example, fingers' aperture during grasping is larger when associated with large compared with small numerical digits. This interaction between symbolic magnitude and visuomotor control has been attributed to the planning stage of the action prior to motor execution. However, this assumption has not been directly tested. In two experiments, we tested whether the effects of numerical magnitude on grasping derive from action planning or from action execution...
January 20, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108753/release-of-free-amino-acids-upon-oxidation-of-peptides-and-proteins-by-hydroxyl-radicals
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Fobang Liu, Senchao Lai, Haijie Tong, Pascale S J Lakey, Manabu Shiraiwa, Michael G Weller, Ulrich Pöschl, Christopher J Kampf
Hydroxyl radical-induced oxidation of proteins and peptides can lead to the cleavage of the peptide, leading to a release of fragments. Here, we used high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) and pre-column online ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) derivatization-based amino acid analysis by HPLC with diode array detection and fluorescence detection to identify and quantify free amino acids released upon oxidation of proteins and peptides by hydroxyl radicals. Bovine serum albumin (BSA), ovalbumin (OVA) as model proteins, and synthetic tripeptides (comprised of varying compositions of the amino acids Gly, Ala, Ser, and Met) were used for reactions with hydroxyl radicals, which were generated by the Fenton reaction of iron ions and hydrogen peroxide...
January 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108747/national-guidelines-for-smoking-cessation-in-primary-care-a-literature-review-and-evidence-analysis
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Marjolein Verbiest, Evelyn Brakema, Rianne van der Kleij, Kate Sheals, Georgia Allistone, Siân Williams, Andy McEwen, Niels Chavannes
: National guidelines for smoking cessation in primary care can be effective in improving clinical practice. This study assessed which parties are involved in the development of such guidelines worldwide, which national guidelines address primary care, what recommendations are made for primary care settings, and how these recommendations correlate with each other and with current evidence. We identified national guidelines using an online resource. Only the most recent version of a guideline was included...
December 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108746/myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-can-be-efficiently-generated-from-human-hematopoietic-progenitors-and-peripheral-blood-monocytes
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Sílvia Casacuberta-Serra, Marta Parés, Arantxa Golbano, Elisabet Coves, Carmen Espejo, Jordi Barquinero
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) play an important role in controlling inflammation. As such, they are both a therapeutic target and, based on the administration of ex-vivo-generated MDSCs, a therapeutic tool. However, there are relatively few reports describing methods to generate human MDSCs, and most of them rely on cells obtained from peripheral blood monocytes. We investigated alternative approaches to the generation of MDSCs from hematopoietic progenitors and monocytes. Purified CD34(+) hematopoietic progenitors from apheresis products and CD14(+) cells isolated from buffy coats were cultured in the presence of different combinations of cytokines...
January 21, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108728/balancing-parenthood-and-practice
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Carolyne Crowe
Women now account for 76 per cent of new veterinary undergraduate intakes and feminisation of the profession has long been a topic for discussion and debate. Many vets want greater commitment to family life and better work-life balance. Carolyne Crowe outlines some new information and online support that's available for all veterinary professionals.
January 21, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108701/willingness-to-use-and-have-sex-with-men-taking-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-results-of-online-surveys-of-australian-gay-and-bisexual-men-2011-2015
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Martin Holt, Toby Lea, Heather-Marie Schmidt, Johann Kolstee, Jeanne Ellard, Dean Murphy, Hong-Ha Truong, John de Wit
OBJECTIVE: Assess willingness to use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), support for others using it and willingness to have sex with partners using PrEP among Australian gay and bisexual men (GBM). METHODS: National, online cross-sectional surveys of Australian GBM were conducted in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Scales measuring support for and willingness to have sex with men using PrEP were developed in 2015 using factor analysis. Trends and associations with key measures were analysed using multivariate logistic regression...
January 20, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108593/the-differentiated-effects-of-health-on-political-participation
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Jérôme Couture, Sandra Breux
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that an individual's state of health can significantly affect their decision to vote, but analysis is often only done on a single level of government; the national level. However, prior research has shown that the determining factors for voting can differ according to the level of government being considered. Our analysis is the first attempt to take a comprehensive look at the magnitude of health and political participation in a same country on different levels...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108496/connectivity-of-the-cingulate-sulcus-visual-area-csv-in-the-human-cerebral-cortex
#19
Andrew T Smith, Anton L Beer, Michele Furlan, Rogier B Mars
The human cingulate sulcus visual area (CSv) responds selectively to visual and vestibular cues to self-motion. Although it is more selective for visual self-motion cues than any other brain region studied, it is not known whether CSv mediates perception of self-motion. An alternative hypothesis, based on its location, is that it provides sensory information to the motor system for use in guiding locomotion. To evaluate this hypothesis we studied the connectivity pattern of CSv, which is completely unknown, with a combination of diffusion MRI and resting-state functional MRI...
January 19, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108449/quantification-of-fibrous-spatial-point-patterns-from-single-molecule-localization-microscopy-smlm-data
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Ruby Peters, Marta Benthem Muñiz, Juliette Griffié, David J Williamson, George W Ashdown, Christian D Lorenz, Dylan M Owen
MOTIVATION: Unlike conventional microscopy which produces pixelated images, SMLM produces data in the form of a list of localization coordinates - a spatial point pattern (SPP). Often, such SPPs are analyzed using cluster analysis algorithms to quantify molecular clustering within, for example, the plasma membrane. While SMLM cluster analysis is now well developed, techniques for analyzing fibrous structures remain poorly explored. RESULTS: Here, we demonstrate statistical methodology, based on Ripley's K-function to quantitatively assess fibrous structures in 2D SMLM data sets...
January 19, 2017: Bioinformatics
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