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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919741/implementation-of-a-clinical-documentation-improvement-curriculum-improves-quality-metrics-and-hospital-charges-in-an-academic-surgery-department
#1
Cynthia Reyes, Alissa Greenbaum, Catherine Porto, John C Russell
BACKGROUND: Accurate clinical documentation (CD) is necessary for many aspects of modern healthcare, including excellent communication, quality metrics reporting, and legal documentation. New requirements have mandated the adoption of ICD-10-CM coding systems, adding another layer of complexity to CD. A clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and ICD-10 training program was created for healthcare providers in our academic surgery department. We aimed to assess the impact of our CDI curriculum by comparing quality metrics, coding and reimbursement before and after implementation of our CDI program...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910768/pharmacological-properties-of-biocompounds-from-spores-of-the-lingzhi-or-reishi-medicinal-mushroom-ganoderma-lucidum-agaricomycetes-a-review
#2
Carlos Ricardo Soccol, Lucas Yamasaki Bissoqui, Cristine Rodrigues, Rosalia Rubel, Sandra R B R Sella, Fan Leifa, Luciana Porto de Souza Vandenberghe, Vanete Thomaz Soccol
Ganoderma lucidum is a well-known representative of mushrooms that have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. New discoveries related to this medicinal mushroom and its biological properties are frequently reported. However, only recently have scientists started to pay special attention to G. lucidum spores. This is in part because of the recent development of methods for breaking the spore wall and extracting biocompounds from the spore. Although some research groups are working with G. lucidum spores, data in the literature are still limited, and the methods used have not been systematized...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909160/evaluation-of-polymorphic-variants-in-apoptotic-genes-and-their-role-in-susceptibility-and-clinical-progression-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#3
N Glesse, P Vianna, L M G Paim, M C C Matte, A K K Aguiar, P L Palhano, O A Monticielo, C V Brenol, R M Xavier, J A B Chies
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease marked by the disruption of the immune homeostasis. Patients exhibit a wide range of clinical manifestations, and environmental and genetic factors are involved in SLE pathogenesis. Evidence suggests that abnormalities in the cellular and molecular events that coordinate apoptosis may favour the generation of autoantigens involved in autoimmunity. In this way, the apoptotic deregulation may be affected by polymorphic variants in apoptotic-related genes...
November 30, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901177/agreement-between-bmi-and-body-fat-obesity-definitions-in-a-physically-active-population
#4
Luiz Guilherme G Porto, Rosenkranz M Nogueira, Eugênio C Nogueira, Guilherme E Molina, Andrea Farioli, Luiz Fernando Junqueira, Stefanos N Kales
Objectives: Body mass index (BMI) is a widely used proxy of body composition (BC). Concerns exist regarding possible BMI misclassification among active populations. We compared the prevalence of obesity as categorized by BMI or by skinfold estimates of body fat percentage (BF%) in a physically active population. Subjects and methods: 3,822 military firefighters underwent a physical fitness evaluation including cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) by the 12 min-Cooper test, abdominal strength by sit-up test (SUT) and body composition (BC) by BF% (as the reference), as well as BMI...
November 24, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898866/genomic-analyses-of-tropical-beef-cattle-fertility-based-on-genotyping-pools-of-brahman-cows-with-unknown-pedigree
#5
A Reverter, L R Porto-Neto, M R S Fortes, R McCulloch, R E Lyons, S Moore, D Nicol, J Henshall, S A Lehnert
We introduce an innovative approach to lowering the overall cost of obtaining genomic EBV (GEBV) and encourage their use in commercial extensive herds of Brahman beef cattle. In our approach, the DNA genotyping of cow herds from 2 independent properties was performed using a high-density bovine SNP chip on DNA from pooled blood samples, grouped according to the result of a pregnancy test following their first and second joining opportunities. For the DNA pooling strategy, 15 to 28 blood samples from the same phenotype and contemporary group were allocated to pools...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882305/splenophrenic-portosystemic-shunt-in-dogs-with-and-without-portal-hypertension-can-acquired-and-congenital-porto-caval-connections-coexist
#6
M Ricciardi
The possible existence of the same pattern of porto-caval connection in dogs having a single congenital portosystemic shunt (CPSS) and in dogs having multiple acquired portosystemic shunt (MAPSS) secondary to portal hypertension (PH) was evaluated. Retrospective evaluation of all CT examinations of patients having portosystemic shunt (PSS) was performed in a 4-year time period. All anomalous porto-caval connections were assessed for anatomical pattern and compared with published veterinary literature. Records of 25 dogs were reviewed...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869919/aids-mortality-trends-according-to-sociodemographic-characteristics-in-rio-grande-do-sul-state-and-porto-alegre-city-brazil-2000-2011
#7
Ana Paula da Cunha, Marly Marques da Cruz, Raquel Maria Cardoso Torres
OBJECTIVE: to analyze AIDS mortality trends in Rio Grande do Sul State (RS) and Porto Alegre City (POA) according to sociodemographic characteristics in the period 2000-2011. METHODS: this was an ecological time series study of AIDS mortality rates; Prais-Winsten regression model was used. RESULTS: the standardized mortality AIDS rate showed a stationary trend in RS (1.3%; 95%CI: -0..;6.7) and in POA (-0.3%; 95%CI: -5.1;3.9); there was an increasing trend in the following categories: women in RS (4...
July 2016: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862067/static-magnetic-field-effects-on-proteases-with-fibrinolytic-activity-produced-by-mucor-subtilissimus
#8
Wendell Albuquerque, Thiago Nascimento, Romero Brandão-Costa, Thiago Fernandes, Ana Porto
The influence of a static magnetic field (SMF) on crude enzyme extracts with proteolytic activity is described and discussed. Proteolytic enzymes, which hydrolyze peptide bonds, and fibrinolytic enzymes, which dissolve fibrin clots, have industrial relevance, and applicability dependent on improvements of productivity and activity. We investigated whether a moderate SMF affects proteolysis in different in vitro tests: general proteolysis of azocasein substrate, and static and dynamic fibrinolytic processes (to compare fibrin gel configuration under exposure)...
November 14, 2016: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858177/age-of-onset-influences-on-clinical-and-laboratory-profile-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#9
Rafael Hennemann Sassi, Jordana Vaz Hendler, Giovana Fagundes Piccoli, Andrese Aline Gasparin, Rafael Mendonça da Silva Chakr, João Carlos Tavares Brenol, Odirlei André Monticielo
The present study aims to evaluate differences in clinical and laboratory manifestations and medication use in the different ages of disease onset in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This cross-sectional study consisted of 598 SLE patients (550 female and 48 male), who attended the Rheumatology Clinic of the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre between 2003 and 2015. Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected. The patients were classified into three groups according to their ages at disease diagnosis...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846831/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-in-obese-children-effect-of-refined-carbohydrates-in-diet
#10
Deise Rosa Félix, Fabiola Costenaro, Catarina Bertaso Andreatta Gottschall, Gabriela Perdomo Coral
BACKGROUND: The incidence of childhood obesity has increased progressively and, associated with this, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has often been diagnosed in this age group. To determine the risk factors associated with NAFLD in obese children, with special emphasis on diet. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted with obese children referred to the endocrinology outpatient clinic. Questions about dietary habits and physical activity were applied...
November 15, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828589/falls-problematization-and-risk-factors-identification-through-older-adults-narrative
#11
Patricia Morsch, Mauro Myskiw, Jociane de Carvalho Myskiw
Falling is an important event for older adults as they might cause physical and psychological impairment, institutionalization and increased mortality risk. Adherence in falls prevention programs depends on older adults' perceptions in relation to falling. The current study aims to investigate the fall problematization and older adults' perception about the risk factors for falls. This is an exploratory qualitative research, conducted through content analysis approach. The sample consisted of older adults aged 60 years and older who participate in community groups in Porto Alegre (Brazil), and professors from two local universities...
November 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825978/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-in-a-healthy-population-from-the-north-of-portugal
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REVIEW
Andreia Bettencourt, Daniela Boleixa, Júlia Reis, José Carlos Oliveira, Denisa Mendonça, Paulo Pinho Costa, Berta Martins da Silva, António Marinho, Ana Martins da Silva
Vitamin D status in human populations has become a matter of great concern, in the wake of a multitude of published works that document widespread vitamin D deficiency across Europe, even in countries with abundant sunlight. In Portugal there are no measures of 25-hydroxyvitamin D - 25(OH)D - levels in the general adult population. The purpose of this study was to measure 25(OH)D levels in a healthy population cohort and investigate the possible association with season and selected demographic and laboratory measurements...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816849/a-collaborative-ednap-exercise-on-snapshot%C3%A2-based-mtdna-control-region-typing
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N E C Weiler, K Baca, D Ballard, F Balsa, M Bogus, C Børsting, F Brisighelli, J Červenáková, L Chaitanya, M Coble, V Decroyer, S Desmyter, K J van der Gaag, K Gettings, C Haas, J Heinrich, M João Porto, A J Kal, M Kayser, A Kúdelová, N Morling, A Mosquera-Miguel, F Noel, W Parson, V Pereira, C Phillips, P M Schneider, D Syndercombe Court, M Turanska, A Vidaki, P Woliński, L Zatkalíková, T Sijen
A collaborative European DNA Profiling (EDNAP) Group exercise was undertaken to assess the performance of an earlier described SNaPshot™-based screening assay (denoted mini-mtSNaPshot) (Weiler et al., 2016) [1] that targets 18 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) positions in the mitochondrial (mt) DNA control region and allows for discrimination of major European mtDNA haplogroups. Besides the organising laboratory, 14 forensic genetics laboratories were involved in the analysis of 13 samples, which were centrally prepared and thoroughly tested prior to shipment...
October 24, 2016: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814869/neurodynamic-treatment-for-patients-with-nerve-related-leg-pain-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Giovanni E Ferreira, Fábio F Stieven, Francisco X Araújo, Matheus Wiebusch, Carolina G Rosa, Rodrigo Della Méa Plentz, Marcelo F Silva
OBJECTIVES: To investigate if neurodynamic treatment is more effective than advice to remain active in patients with nerve-related leg pain. DESIGN: Parallel-group randomized controlled trial blinded to the outcome assessor conducted in Porto Alegre, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty patients recruited from the community and private practices. INTERVENTION: Patients will be randomly assigned to receive four sessions of neurodynamic treatment over two weeks comprising passive lumbar foramen opening and neurodynamic sliders plus home exercises or advice to remain active...
October 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809748/preventative-effect-of-vitamin-e-on-mast-cells-in-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-liver-damage
#15
Ayhan Eralp, Nur Yumusak Menguc, Elif Polat, Mehmet Yuncu, Mehmet Koruk, Serap Sergul Inaloz Demir, İbrahim Sarı
Preventing liver damage that might lead to cirrhosis is very important in the early stages of injury to that organ. The role of mast cells (MCs) in liver injuries has been long debated, and vitamin E is a well-known antioxidant used to treat those injuries. This study aimed to determine the protective role of vitamin E on MCs in injury to the liver that is triggered by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). There is a correlation between MC deposits and improvement in fibrosis tissues. To further examine this, 68 male Albino Wistar rats were divided randomly into five groups: the control group, the vitamin E group, the CCl4 group, the CCl4 + vitamin E group, and the vitamin E + CCl4 group...
October 29, 2016: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808430/collagenase-produced-from-aspergillus-sp-ucp-1276-using-chicken-feather-industrial-residue
#16
Catarina Michelle Oliveira Ferreira, Patyanne Carvalho Correia, Romero Marcos Pedrosa Brandão-Costa, Wendell Wagner Campos Albuquerque, Tatiana Pereira Shin Liu, Galba Maria Campos-Takaki, Ana Lúcia Figueiredo Porto
An extracellular collagenolytic serine protease was purified from Aspergillus sp., isolated from the Caatinga biome in northeast Brazil by a two-step chromatographic procedure, using an anion-exchanger and gel filtration. The enzyme was produced by submerged fermentation of feather residue as a substrate. The purified collagenase showed a 2.09-fold increase in specific activity and 22.85% yield. The enzyme was a monomeric protein with a molecular mass of 28.7 kDa, estimated by SDS-PAGE and AKTA system. The optimum temperature and pH for enzyme activity were around 40 °C and pH 8...
November 3, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796588/study-of-indel-genetic-markers-with-forensic-and-ancestry-informative-interest-in-palop-s-immigrant-populations-in-lisboa
#17
REVIEW
Ana Inácio, Heloísa Afonso Costa, Cláudia Vieira da Silva, Teresa Ribeiro, Maria João Porto, Jorge Costa Santos, Gilberto Igrejas, António Amorim
The migratory phenomenon in Portugal has become one of the main factors for the genetic variability. In the last few years, a new class of autosomal insertion/deletion markers-InDel-has attracted interest in forensic genetics. Since there is no data for InDel markers of Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP) immigrants living in Lisboa, our aim is the characterization of those groups of individuals by typing them with at least 30 InDel markers and to compare different groups of individuals/populations...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794150/periodontal-and-microbiological-profile-of-intensive-care-unit-inpatients
#18
Alessandra N Porto, Alvaro H Borges, Grace Rocatto, Fernanda Z Matos, Alexandre M Borba, F L Miranda Pedro, Suellen L Lima, Mateus R Tonetto, Matheus C Bandéca, A M Fabio Aranha
INTRODUCTION: The bidirectional relationship between the periodontal diseases and systemic diseases was attributed to the focal infection concept. The aims of this study were to assess the periodontal and microbiological profile of intensive care unit (ICU) inpatients submitted to orotracheal intubation, and classify them regarding gender, age group, ethnic, hospitalization reason and period, nosocomial infection occurrence, and death. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Inpatients were assessed, distributed into toothed and toothless groups...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783793/cerebral-palsy-how-the-child-s-age-and-severity-of-impairment-affect-the-mother-s-stress-and-coping-strategies
#19
Maysa Ferreira Martins Ribeiro, Luc Vandenberghe, Cejane Oliveira Martins Prudente, Vanessa da Silva Carvalho Vila, Celmo Celeno Porto
The aim of the study was to comprehend how the age group and the severity of the motor impairment of children with cerebral palsy modify the mothers' experiences of stress and to understand the coping strategies they use. A qualitative approach was used, with the method framed on Grounded Theory Analysis. Nineteen mothers of children and adolescents with different degrees of motor impairment participated in individual semi-structured interviews. A lack of support and increased time and effort invested in parenting, at the cost of other areas of life threaten participants' physical and emotional health...
October 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773895/microtensile-bond-strength-between-a-udma-fiber-post-and-different-resin-cements-effect-of-pre-surface-treatment
#20
Renato Cassio Roperto, Thiago Soares Porto, Lisa Lang, Sorin Teich, Sean Weber, Omar El-Mowafy, Sizenando Toledo Porto-Neto
During a fiber post cementation, bonding failure often occurs at the junction between the fiber-post and resin-cement. Because this failure requires better characterization, we evaluated if different post surface treatment can affect the bond strength of urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA) fiber-posts with resin-cements. Three groups were created: G1: no treatment/silane; G2: ethyl alcohol (96° GL)/silane; G3: 24% H2O2/silane and further divided into four subgroups: I-Unicem/3MESPE; II-BisCem/Bisco; III-Panavia SA/Kuraray and IV-DuoLink/Bisco...
December 1, 2016: Dental Materials Journal
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