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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817463/delivering-high-value-inflammatory-bowel-disease-care-through-telemedicine-visits
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Shawn X Li, Kimberly D Thompson, Tracey Peterson, Shelley Huneven, Jamie Carmichael, Fredric J Glazer, Katelyn Darling, Corey A Siegel
BACKGROUND: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) require regular follow-up to manage their care, which requires significant amount of time and out-of-pocket costs. Telemedicine in the form of video virtual visits could serve as an alternative to in-office visits. The aim of this project was to understand if telemedicine can provide high value care (defined as quality/cost) to outpatients with IBD. METHODS: Patients who participated in the IBD telemedicine clinic in the second half of 2015 were included...
August 16, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815807/molybdenum-oxides-from-fundamentals-to-functionality
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REVIEW
Isabela Alves de Castro, Robi Shankar Datta, Jian Zhen Ou, Andres Castellanos-Gomez, Sharath Sriram, Torben Daeneke, Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh
The properties and applications of molybdenum oxides are reviewed in depth. Molybdenum is found in various oxide stoichiometries, which have been employed for different high-value research and commercial applications. The great chemical and physical characteristics of molybdenum oxides make them versatile and highly tunable for incorporation in optical, electronic, catalytic, bio, and energy systems. Variations in the oxidation states allow manipulation of the crystal structure, morphology, oxygen vacancies, and dopants, to control and engineer electronic states...
August 16, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815789/cost-effectiveness-of-emergency-department-initiated-treatment-for-opioid-dependence
#3
Susan H Busch, David A Fiellin, Marek C Chawarski, Patricia H Owens, Michael V Pantalon, Kathryn Hawk, Steven L Bernstein, Patrick G O'Connor, Gail D'Onofrio
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In a recent randomized trial, patients with opioid dependence receiving brief intervention, emergency department (ED)-initiated buprenorphine and ongoing follow-up in primary care with buprenorphine (buprenorphine) were twice as likely to be engaged in addiction treatment compared with referral to community-based treatment (referral) or brief intervention and referral (brief intervention). Our aim was to evaluate the relative cost-effectiveness of these three methods of intervening on opioid dependence in the ED...
August 16, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815686/the-cost-of-being-clean-a-cost-analysis-of-nasopharyngoscope-reprocessing-techniques
#4
Leigh J Sowerby, Luke Rudmik
OBJECTIVE: Nasopharyngoscopes are an essential instrument to otolaryngologists; reprocessing them in a high-value manner is paramount. Although several different techniques for reprocessing exist, all methods yield similar effectiveness. Given equivalent effectiveness outcomes, a cost analysis of four nasopharyngoscope reprocessing techniques was performed. STUDY DESIGN: Cost-minimization analysis. METHODS: Four techniques were evaluated: 1) an automated reprocessor using peracetic acid (Steris System 1; Steris Canada Inc...
August 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810765/high-pressure-studies-on-structural-and-secondary-relaxation-dynamics-in-silyl-derivative-of-d-glucose
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Aldona Minecka, Ewa Kamińska, Magdalena Tarnacka, Andrzej Dzienia, Olga Madejczyk, Patrycja Waliłko, Anna Kasprzycka, Kamil Kamiński, Marian Paluch
In this paper, broadband dielectric spectroscopy was applied to investigate molecular dynamics of 1,2,3,4,6-penta-O-(trimethylsilyl)-D-glucopyranose (S-GLU) at ambient and elevated pressures. Our studies showed that apart from the structural relaxation, one well resolved asymmetric secondary process (initially labeled as β) is observed in the spectra measured at p = 0.1 MPa. Analysis with the use of the coupling model and criterion proposed by Ngai and Capaccioli indicated that the β-process in S-GLU is probably a Johari-Goldstein relaxation of intermolecular origin...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809780/fenton-discoloration-of-ultrasonicated-purple-cactus-pear-juice
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Isidro Reyes-Hernández, Nelly Del S Cruz-Cansino, Ingrid Renata Santander-Martínez, Ernesto Alanís-García, Luis Delgado-Olivares, Esther Ramírez-Moreno, José A Ariza-Ortega, Ariana Omaña-Covarrubias, Jesús Martín Torres-Valencia, José de Jesús Manríquez-Torres
The aim of this study was to evaluate the stability of color, betaxanthin, and betacyanin pigments in the presence of Cu(II)-dependent hydroxyl radicals (HO•) from ultrasonicated purple cactus pear juice at amplitudes of 40%, 60%, and 80%, in comparison to untreated sample. L* parameter of juice treated at 40% and 80% amplitude for 25 and 15 min, respectively (11.3 and 9.3, respectively), were significantly higher compared to the control; b* and hue parameters of juice treated at 80%, 25 min showed values of 1...
August 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808493/pulmonary-consequences-of-hypothyroidism
#7
Samiaa Hamdy Sadek, Walaa Anwar Khalifa, Ahmad Metwally Azoz
BACKGROUND: Although hypothyroidism has an insidious onset and relatively asymptomatic, exertional dyspnea and fatigue can be the presenting complaints. OBJECTIVES: The aim is to assess functional lung impairment in hypothyroid patients both at rest and during exercise. METHODS: A case-control study was carried out on 42 patients with newly diagnosed hypothyroidism and 12 control subjects. Hypothyroidism was diagnosed based on high value of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) ≥6 μIU/ml, and low value of free thyroxin (FT4) ≤0...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808391/resolving-identification-issues-of-saraca-asoca-from-its-adulterant-and-commercial-samples-using-phytochemical-markers
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Satisha Hegde, Harsha Vasudev Hegde, Sunil Satyappa Jalalpure, Malleswara Rao Peram, Sandeep Ramachandra Pai, Subarna Roy
Saraca asoca (Roxb.) De Wilde (Ashoka) is a highly valued endangered medicinal tree species from Western Ghats of India. Besides treating cardiac and circulatory problems, S. asoca provides immense relief in gynecological disorders. Higher price and demand, in contrast to the smaller population size of the plant, have motivated adulteration with other plants such as Polyalthia longifolia (Sonnerat) Thwaites. The fundamental concerns in quality control of S. asoca arise due to its part of medicinal value (Bark) and the chemical composition...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808379/screening-of-fruits-of-seven-plants-indicated-for-medicinal-use-in-iraq
#9
Omar Aldulaimi
INTRODUCTION: Coumarins exert many biological effects in humans, animals, and plants, which make the evaluation of their biological activities and study of their role in ethnomedicine highly valued. OBJECTIVES: Here, we selected seven plants which have ethnopharmacological use as antimicrobial in Iraq and the aims were to quantify the two structural isomers bergapten and methoxsalen in their seeds, to evaluate the antibacterial activities against several clinical isolates, and to isolate bergapten and methoxsalen from Ammi majus...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808283/drug-induced-extrapyramidal-symptoms-scale-diepss-serbian-language-version-inter-rater-and-test-retest-reliability
#10
Ami Peljto, Ljubica Zamurovic, Milica Pejovic Milovancevic, Branko Aleksic, Dusica Lecic Tosevski, Toshiya Inada
Drug-induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms Scale (DIEPSS) is developed in the era of second-generation antipsychotics and is suitable for evaluation of the low incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms occurring in the treatment of atypical antipsychotics, as well as the relationship between personal and social functioning. The study was carried out at the Institute of Mental Health in Serbia in 2015 Study used the 127 DIEPSS video clips material, recorded from 1987 till 2015. Four raters performed the assessment simultaneously, individually rating one assigned item immediately after seeing the video clip...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808258/hexahydroquinolines-are-antimalarial-candidates-with-potent-blood-stage-and-transmission-blocking-activity
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Manu Vanaerschot, Leonardo Lucantoni, Tao Li, Jill M Combrinck, Andrea Ruecker, T R Santha Kumar, Kelly Rubiano, Pedro E Ferreira, Giulia Siciliano, Sonia Gulati, Philipp P Henrich, Caroline L Ng, James M Murithi, Victoria C Corey, Sandra Duffy, Ori J Lieberman, M Isabel Veiga, Robert E Sinden, Pietro Alano, Michael J Delves, Kim Lee Sim, Elizabeth A Winzeler, Timothy J Egan, Stephen L Hoffman, Vicky M Avery, David A Fidock
Antimalarial compounds with dual therapeutic and transmission-blocking activity are desired as high-value partners for combination therapies. Here, we report the identification and characterization of hexahydroquinolines (HHQs) that show low nanomolar potency against both pathogenic and transmissible intra-erythrocytic forms of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. This activity translates into potent transmission-blocking potential, as shown by in vitro male gamete formation assays and reduced oocyst infection and prevalence in Anopheles mosquitoes...
August 14, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806740/community-and-government-managed-marine-protected-areas-increase-fish-size-biomass-and-potential-value
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Angelica A D Chirico, Timothy R McClanahan, Johan S Eklöf
Government-managed marine protected areas (MPAs) can restore small fish stocks, but have been heavily criticized for excluding resource users and creating conflicts. A promising but less studied alternative are community-managed MPAs, where resource users are more involved in MPA design, implementation and enforcement. Here we evaluated effects of government- and community-managed MPAs on the density, size and biomass of seagrass- and coral reef-associated fish, using field surveys in Kenyan coastal lagoons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806711/the-potential-of-an-automated-system-to-identify-the-upper-limb-component-of-a-controlled-sitting-posture
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María B Sánchez, Ian Loram, John Darby, Paul Holmes, Penelope B Butler
Full trunk control in sitting is demonstrated only when the head-trunk are aligned and upper limbs remain free of contact from mechanical support. These components represent a Controlled Kinetic Chain and can be evaluated in people with neuromotor disability using the Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo) when a therapist provides manual trunk support at different segmental levels. However, the SATCo, as with other clinical assessments of control, is subjective. The SATCo was translated to objective rules relating the position of the hands and elbows to the head-trunk and then tested to determine the extent to which this automated objective method replicated the clinical judgement...
August 8, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806231/exploring-the-role-of-key-workers-in-cancer-care-patient-and-staff-perspectives
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Jonathan Ling, Karen McCabe, Sue Brent, Ann Crosland, Lyn Brierley-Jones
PURPOSE/AIMS: The key worker role in cancer services was established in England to improve the continuity of care for patients. We examined how the role has been implemented by clinical nurse specialists and how both cancer patients and nursing staff viewed its effectiveness to inform debate about the transfer of patients between clinical nurse specialists during cancer care. DESIGN: This study was questionnaire based, with separate surveys developed for patients and staff...
September 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806054/tuning-porous-networks-in-polyimide-aerogels-for-airborne-nanoparticle-filtration
#15
Chunhao Zhai, Sadhan C Jana
The suitability of monolithic polyimide aerogels as filter media for removal of airborne nanoparticles was investigated in this work by considering two solvents, N-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP) and dimethylformamide (DMF) for tuning of meso- and macropore content. Polyimide gels were synthesized from the chemical reactions between solutions of pyromellitic dianhydride, 2,2'-dimethylbenzidine, and 1, 3, 5-triaminophenoxylbenzene. The gels were dried via supercritical drying in CO2 to obtain the aerogels. The porosity of polyimide aerogels was varied by changing the initial concentration of the solids in the solutions in the range of 2...
August 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805906/technical-note-induction-of-pluripotent-stem-cell-like-cells-from-chicken-feather-follicle-cells
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Y M Kim, Y H Park, J M Lim, H Jung, J Y Han
Pluripotent stem cells including embryonic stem cells (ESC) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) are regarded as representative tools for conservation of animal genetic resources. Although ESC have been established from chicken, it is very difficult to obtain enough embryos for isolation of stem cells for avian conservation in most wild birds. Therefore, the high feasibility of obtaining the pluripotent cell is most important in avian conservation studies. In this study, we generated induced pluripotent stem cell-like cells (iPSLC) from avian Feather Follicular cells (FFC)...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805869/wrinkle-stabilized-metal-graphene-hybrid-fibers-with-zero-temperature-coefficient-of-resistance
#17
Bo Fang, Jiabin Xi, Yingjun Liu, Fan Guo, Zhen Xu, Weiwei Gao, Daoyou Guo, Peigang Li, Chao Gao
The interfacial adhesion between graphene and metals is poor, as metals tend to generate superlubricity on smooth graphene surface. This problem renders the free assembly of graphene and metals to be a big challenge, and therefore, some desired conducting properties (e.g., stable metal-like conductivities in air, lightweight yet flexible conductors, and ultralow temperature coefficient of resistance, TCR) likely being realized by integrating the merits of graphene and metals remains at a theoretical level. This work proposes a wrinkle-stabilized approach to address the poor adhesion between graphene surface and metals...
August 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803961/the-99th-percentile-and-imprecision-of-point-of-care-cardiac-troponin-i-in-comparison-to-central-laboratory-tests-in-a-large-reference-population
#18
Anne Greiser, Theresa Winter, Hala Mahfoud, Anders Kallner, Till Ittermann, Annette Masuch, Norbert Lubenow, Thomas Kohlmann, Andreas Greinacher, Matthias Nauck, Astrid Petersmann
OBJECTIVES: Determination of cardiac troponin (cTn) is central in the emergency department (ED) for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. In view of adverse effects of long waiting time on patient outcome, implementation of point-of-care-testing (POCT) is suggested if the turn-around-time is longer than 60min. The present study aimed to determine the 99th percentile and imprecision of two POCT in a healthy population measuring cTnI and cTnT and compare these analytical characteristics against three central laboratory test (CLT) for cTnI...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803061/carbon-streaming-in-microalgae-extraction-and-analysis-methods-for-high-value-compounds
#19
REVIEW
G Venkata Subhash, Meghna Rajvanshi, B Navish Kumar, Sridharan Govindachary, Venkatesh Prasad, Santanu Dasgupta
There is a growing recognition that carbon-neutral biofuels and microalgae are eco-friendly options because of their high CO2 sequestering capability and ability to grow in wastewater/sea water and non-arable land. Also the intrinsic properties of microalgal systems can be exploited for high value compounds such as carbohydrates, lipids, pigments and proteins. This article provides a comprehensive review of various microalgae cultivation practices utilizing organic and inorganic carbon sources. The merits and demerits of the various extraction and analytical procedures have also been discussed in detail...
July 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803053/optimized-transitory-ectopic-expression-of-promastigote-surface-antigen-protein-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-a-potential-anti-leishmaniasis-vaccine-candidate
#20
Séverine Lacombe, Martine Bangratz, Jean-Paul Brizard, Elodie Petitdidier, Julie Pagniez, Drissa Sérémé, Jean-Loup Lemesre, Christophe Brugidou
In recent years, plants have been shown to be an efficient alternative expression system for high-value pharmaceuticals such as vaccines. However, constitutive expression of recombinant protein remains uncertain on their level of production and biological activity. To overcome these problems, transitory expression systems have been developed. Here, a series of experiments were performed to determine the most effective conditions to enhance vaccine antigen transient accumulation in Nicotiana benthamiana leaves using the promastigote surface antigen (PSA) from the parasitic protozoan Leishmania infantum...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
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