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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793213/end-stage-renal-disease-models-in-the-americas-optimizing-resources-to-achieve-better-health-outcomes
#1
Ramiro E Gilardino, Eduardo González-Pier, Claudia Brabata
End-stage renal disease, the last and most severe stage of chronic kidney disease, represents a major and rising concern for countries in Latin America, driven in large part by aging populations and the near-epidemic rises in diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. This places a great clinical, economic, and social burden on the region's health systems. During the ISPOR 6th Latin America Conference held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in September 2017, an educational forum debated on value-based decision making in the treatment of end-stage renal disease in Latin America...
May 21, 2018: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793186/excess-sludge-disruption-and-pollutant-removal-from-tannery-effluent-by-upgraded-activated-sludge-system
#2
Vijay Sodhi, Ajay Bansal, Mithilesh Kumar Jha
This study proposed a maintenance metabolism based upgraded activated sludge as MANODOX system that restricts excess biosludge generation from high strength real tannery effluent. The MANODOX experimental demonstration has been done using a sequenced operational arrangement of a MBBR, anaerobic digester, and oxidation ditch connected to CAS reactor, discussed in detail manner. Experimental trends revealed a prominently lower sludge yield upto 0.271 gVSS/gCOD (72% overall sludge reduction) that corresponds to parallel run CAS (0...
April 30, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793149/educational-and-emotional-health-outcomes-in-adolescence-following-maltreatment-in-early-childhood-a-population-based-study-of-protective-factors
#3
Nisreen Khambati, Liam Mahedy, Jon Heron, Alan Emond
Although childhood maltreatment is associated with long-term impairment, some children function well despite this adversity. This study aimed to identify the key protective factors for good educational attainment and positive emotional health in adolescents who experienced maltreatment in early childhood. Data were analyzed from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a large UK prospective cohort study. The sample was defined by maternally reported exposure to physical or emotional maltreatment by a parent prior to 5 years...
May 21, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793141/new-contributions-to-gruberia-lanceolata-gruber-1884-kahl-1932-based-on-analyses-of-multiple-populations-and-genes-ciliophora-heterotrichea-gruberiidae
#4
Xiangrui Chen, Shahed Uddin Ahmed Shazib, Ji Hye Kim, Min Seok Kim, Mann Kyoon Shin
Gruberia Kahl, 1932 is a species-poor genus comprising only seven named species. Most of these species have not been reinvestigated since the original reports. In the present work, we investigated the taxonomy and phylogeny of Gruberia lanceolata (Gruber, 1884) Kahl, 1932 based on analyses of morphology and multiple gene sequences from four South Korean populations. This species is mainly characterized by a well-developed peristome region, segmented paroral membrane, and moniliform macronucleus. Some morphological features were not stable among the four populations investigated, such as body shape and size, cell color, and the ratio of oral length to body length...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Protistology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793080/visualizing-the-shape-of-society-an-analysis-of-public-bads-and-burden-allocation-due-to-household-consumption-using-an-input-output-approach
#5
Andrew Chapman, Yosuke Shigetomi
This study investigates how our lifestyles can cause societal issue including a reduction in social equity due to the consumption of natural resources. Based on a range of household environmental footprints and their application to a quantitative social equity evaluation framework, a methodology is proposed which identifies the creation and origin of public bads within society. This research builds on the methodologies of energy policy sustainability evaluation incorporated with environmentally extended input output analysis in order to critically assess lifestyle-based consumption impacts, and to quantify the allocation of subsequent burdens across generations...
May 21, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792942/optimisation-of-decontamination-method-and-influence-of-culture-media-on-the-recovery-of-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis-from-spiked-water-sediments
#6
G Aboagye, M T Rowe
The recovery of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map) from the environment can be a laborious process - owing to Map being fastidious, its low number, and also high numbers of other microbial populations in such settings. Protocols i.e. filtration, decontamination and modified elution were devised to recover Map from spiked water sediments. Three culture media: Herrold's Egg Yolk Media (HEYM), Middlebrook 7H10 (M-7H10) and Bactec 12B were then employed to grow the organism following its elution...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792919/seeing-the-light-shifting-from-wild-rhizomes-to-extraction-of-active-ingredients-from-above-ground-parts-of-paris-polyphylla-var-yunnanensis
#7
Xu-Jie Qin, Wei Ni, Chang-Xiang Chen, Hai-Yang Liu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The dried rhizomes of Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as hemostatic, antitumor, and antimicrobial agents. More than 70 Chinese patent medicines are based on P. polyphylla var. yunnanensis rhizomes. Steroidal saponins are considered as the main active ingredients of these rhizomes. However, wild populations of P. polyphylla var. yunnanensis are greatly threatened due to the illegal wild harvest and over-utilization of the rhizomes...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792875/modelling-the-skip-and-resurgence-of-japanese-encephalitis-epidemics-in-hong-kong
#8
Shi Zhao, Yijun Lou, Alice P Y Chiu, Daihai He
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a zoonotic mosquito-borne virus, persisting in pigs, Ardeid birds and Culex mosquitoes. It is endemic to China and Southeastern Asia. The case-fatality ratio (CFR) or the rate of permanent psychiatric sequelae is 30% among symptomatic patients. There were no reported local JEV human cases between 2006 to 2010 in Hong Kong, but it was followed by a resurgence of cases from 2011 to 2017. The mechanism behind this "skip-and-resurgence" patterns is unclear. This work aims to reveal the mechanism behind the "skip-and-resurgence" patterns using mathematical modelling and likelihood-based inference techniques...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792871/cerebral-small-vessel-disease-and-the-risk-of-dementia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-population-based-evidence
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Daniel Bos, Frank J Wolters, Sirwan K L Darweesh, Meike W Vernooij, Frank de Wolf, M Arfan Ikram, Albert Hofman
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral small vessel disease is increasingly linked to dementia. METHODS: We systematically searched Medline, Embase, and Cochrane databases for prospective population-based studies addressing associations of white matter hyperintensities, covert brain infarcts (i.e., clinically silent infarcts), and cerebral microbleeds with risk of all-dementia or Alzheimer's disease and performed meta-analyses. RESULTS: We identified 11 studies on white matter hyperintensities, covert brain infarcts, or cerebral microbleeds with risk of all-dementia or Alzheimer's disease...
May 21, 2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792776/prevalence-of-inadequate-immunity-to-measles-mumps-rubella-and-varicella-in-mlb-and-nba-athletes
#10
Justin J Conway, Brett G Toresdahl, Daphne I Ling, Nicole T Boniquit, Lisa R Callahan, James J Kinderknecht
BACKGROUND: Multiple outbreaks of vaccine-preventable viral diseases have occurred in professional sports in recent years. Currently, there is no established protocol for vaccination or immunity screening for professional athletes. HYPOTHESIS: There are significant differences in the prevalence of inadequate immunity dependent on age, sport, country of birth, and participation in collegiate sports. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort study...
May 1, 2018: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792760/seroprevalence-of-equine-herpesviruses-1-and-9-ehv-1-and-ehv-9-in-wild-gr%C3%A3-vy-s-zebra-equus-grevyi-in-kenya
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Louise Guevara, Azza Abdelgawad, Cynthia Onzere, Alex D Greenwood, Zeke Davidson, Richard Bishop, Mathew Mutinda
Equid herpesviruses types 1 (EHV-1) and 9 (EHV-9) are unusual among herpesviruses in that they lack strong host specificity, and the full extent of their host range remains unclear. The virus establishes latency for long periods and can be reactivated and shed, resulting in clinical disease in susceptible species. A sensitive and specific peptide-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was developed to study the seroprevalence of both viruses in a broad range of species among both wild and captive populations...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792742/screening-mammography-findings-from-one-standard-projection-only-in-the-era-of-full-field-digital-mammography-and-digital-breast-tomosynthesis
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Ethan O Cohen, Hilda H Tso, Kanchan A Phalak, Ray C Mayo, Jessica W T Leung
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to compare outcomes of findings seen on one view only from screening full-field digital mammography (FFDM) and FFDM plus digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 103,070 consecutive screening mammograms obtained from February 2011 through June 2014 at two community-based breast centers. Recalled findings prospectively seen on one view only were analyzed. Pearson chi-square test and Fisher exact test were performed, and 95% CIs were determined...
May 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792708/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-diabetes-is-associated-with-decreased-cyp3a4-protein-expression-and-activity-in-human-liver
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Rohitash Jamwal, Suzanne M de la Monte, Ken Ogasawara, Sravani Adusumalli, Benjamin B Barlock, Fatemeh Akhlaghi
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major cause of chronic liver disease in Western population. We investigated the effect of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetes mellitus on CYP3A4 activity in human liver tissue from brain dead donors (N=74). Histopathologically graded livers were grouped into normal (n=24), nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL, n=26) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH, n=24) categories. The rate of conversion of midazolam to its 1-hydroxy metabolite was used to assess in vitro CYP3A4 activity in human liver microsomes (HLM)...
May 24, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792564/cognitive-and-behavioral-resilience-among-young-gay-and-bisexual-men-living-with-hiv
#14
Sophia A Hussen, Gary W Harper, Caryn R R Rodgers, Jacob J van den Berg, Nadia Dowshen, Lisa B Hightow-Weidman
PURPOSE: HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (Y-GBMSM). Resilience remains understudied among Y-GBMSM living with HIV, but represents a potentially important framework for improving HIV-related outcomes in this population. We sought to explore cognitive and behavioral dimensions of resilience and their correlates among Y-GBMSM to gain insights to inform future interventions. METHODS: Our study sample consisted of 200 Y-GBMSM living with HIV enrolled in a multisite study of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN)...
August 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792505/a-new-test-for-the-assessment-of-working-memory-in-clinical-settings-validation-and-norming-of-a-month-ordering-task
#15
Imke Buekenhout, José Leitão, Ana A Gomes
Month ordering tasks have been used in experimental settings to obtain measures of working memory (WM) capacity in older/clinical groups based solely on their face validity. We sought to assess the appropriateness of using a month ordering task in other contexts, including clinical settings, as a psychometrically sound WM assessment. To this end, we constructed a month ordering task (ucMOT), studied its reliability (internal consistency and temporal stability), and gathered construct-related and criterion-related validity evidence for its use as a WM assessment...
May 24, 2018: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792459/teamwork-in-healthcare-key-discoveries-enabling-safer-high-quality-care
#16
Michael A Rosen, Deborah DiazGranados, Aaron S Dietz, Lauren E Benishek, David Thompson, Peter J Pronovost, Sallie J Weaver
Few industries match the scale of health care. In the United States alone, an estimated 85% of the population has at least 1 health care encounter annually and at least one quarter of these people experience 4 to 9 encounters annually. A single visit requires collaboration among a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, administrative staff, patients, and their loved ones. Multiple visits often occur across different clinicians working in different organizations. Ineffective care coordination and the underlying suboptimal teamwork processes are a public health issue...
May 2018: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792435/measuring-drug-induced-changes-in-metabolite-populations-of-live-bacteria-real-time-analysis-by-raman-spectroscopy
#17
Paul R Carey, Grant R Whitmer, Michael J Yoon, Michael N Lombardo, Marianne Pusztai-Carey, Hossein Heidari-Torkabadi, Tao Che
Raman difference spectroscopy is shown to provide a wealth of molecular detail on changes within bacterial cells caused by infusion of antibiotics or hydrogen peroxide. E. coli strains paired with chloramphenicol, DHFR propargyl-based inhibitors, meropenem, or hydrogen peroxide provide details of the depletion of protein and nucleic acid populations in real time. Additionally, other reproducible Raman features appear and are attributed to changes in cell metabolite populations. An initial candidate for one of the metabolites involves population increases of citrate, an intermediate within the TCA cycle...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792401/synthetic-single-domain-antibodies-for-the-conformational-trapping-of-membrane-proteins
#18
Iwan Zimmermann, Pascal Egloff, Cedric Aj Hutter, Fabian M Arnold, Peter Stohler, Nicolas Bocquet, Melanie N Hug, Sylwia Huber, Martin Siegrist, Lisa Hetemann, Jennifer Gera, Samira Gmür, Peter Spies, Daniel Gygax, Eric R Geertsma, Roger Jp Dawson, Markus A Seeger
Mechanistic and structural studies of membrane proteins require their stabilization in specific conformations. Single domain antibodies are potent reagents for this purpose, but their generation relies on immunizations, which impedes selections in the presence of ligands typically needed to populate defined conformational states. To overcome this key limitation, we developed an in vitro selection platform based on synthetic single domain antibodies named sybodies. To target the limited hydrophilic surfaces of membrane proteins, we designed three sybody libraries that exhibit different shapes and moderate hydrophobicity of the randomized surface...
May 24, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792375/knowledge-and-attitudes-of-family-doctors-dermatologists-and-endocrinologists-on-sun-exposure-and-vitamin-d
#19
Arif Abu-Abed, Said Azbarga, Roni Peleg
OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D is an important component of bone metabolism. Skin cells synthesize vitamin D when exposed to the sun. However, prolonged sun exposure damages the skin and increases the risk for skin cancer. The objective is to evaluate and compare the attitudes and recommendations of family doctors, dermatologists, and endocrinologists on exposure to the sun and vitamin D. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, a questionnaire was completed by personal interview in a study population of 78 family doctors, 21 dermatologists, and 22 endocrinologists...
May 24, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792314/severe-and-predominantly-active-atopic-eczema-in-adulthood-and-long-term-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-population-based-cohort-study
#20
Richard J Silverwood, Harriet J Forbes, Katrina Abuabara, Anna Ascott, Morten Schmidt, Sigrún A J Schmidt, Liam Smeeth, Sinéad M Langan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether adults with atopic eczema are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and whether the risk varies by atopic eczema severity and condition activity over time. DESIGN: Population based matched cohort study. SETTING: UK electronic health records from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, Hospital Episode Statistics, and data from the Office for National Statistics, 1998-2015. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with a diagnosis of atopic eczema, matched (on age, sex, general practice, and calendar time) to up to five patients without atopic eczema...
May 23, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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