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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544334/corruption-or-professional-dignity-an-ethical-examination-of-the-phenomenon-of-red-envelopes-monetary-gifts-in-medical-practice-in-china
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Wei Zhu, Lijie Wang, Chengshang Yang
In the medical practice in China, giving and taking "red envelopes" (monetary gifts) is a common phenomenon although few openly admit it. This paper, based on our empirical study including data collected from interviews and questionnaires with medical professionals and patients, attempts to explore why "red envelopes" have become a serious problem in the physician-patient relationship and how the situation can be improved. Previous studies show that scholars tend to correlate the spread of "red envelopes" in health care sector to the commercialization trend, the general erosion of traditional values, and the lowering of the moral level in the medical field...
May 21, 2017: Developing World Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536999/randomized-phase-3-trial-of-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-and-ribavirin-for-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-2-infected-japanese-patients
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Ken Sato, Kazuaki Chayama, Katia Alves, Hidenori Toyoda, Fumitaka Suzuki, Koji Kato, Lino Rodrigues, Xinyan Zhang, Carolyn Setze, Tami Pilot-Matias, Margaret Burroughs, Rebecca Redman, Hiromitsu Kumada
INTRODUCTION: In Japan, hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype (GT) 2 accounts for approximately 32% of HCV infections. Limited treatment options exist in Japan for HCV GT2-infected patients. GIFT-II was a phase 3, randomized, open-label study evaluating the efficacy and safety of 16- and 12-week regimens of co-formulated ombitasvir (OBV)/paritaprevir (PTV)/ritonavir (r) plus ribavirin (RBV) in Japanese adults with HCV GT2 infection. METHODS: Patients were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to once-daily, co-formulated OBV/PTV/r (25/150/100 mg) with weight-based RBV for 16 or 12 weeks...
May 23, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535758/hiv-prevalence-risky-behaviors-and-discrimination-experiences-among-transgender-women-in-cambodia-descriptive-findings-from-a-national-integrated-biological-and-behavioral-survey
#3
Siyan Yi, Chanrith Ngin, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Srean Chhim, Khuondyla Pal, Phalkun Mun, Gitau Mburu
BACKGROUND: Transgender people are disproportionately affected by HIV. Despite their high vulnerability to HIV, lack of adequate epidemiological and surveillance data related to this population in many countries prevents provision of appropriate services. This paper summarizes descriptive findings from a national integrated biological and behavioral survey and discusses policy implications of the findings on HIV prevention among transgender women in Cambodia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between December 2015 and February 2016...
May 23, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522686/beware-of-geeks-bearing-gifts
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EDITORIAL
Kamran Abbasi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506206/females-of-a-gift-giving-spider-do-not-trade-sex-for-food-gifts-a-consequence-of-male-deception
#5
Irene Pandulli-Alonso, Agustín Quaglia, Maria J Albo
BACKGROUND: Polyandry is commonly maintained by direct benefits in gift-giving species, so females may remate as an adaptive foraging strategy. However, the assumption of a direct benefit fades in mating systems where male gift-giving behaviour has evolved from offering nutritive to worthless (non-nutritive) items. In the spider Paratrechalea ornata, 70% of gifts in nature are worthless. We therefore predicted female receptivity to be independent of hunger in this species. We exposed poorly-fed and well-fed females to multiple males offering nutritive gifts and well-fed females to males offering worthless gifts...
May 15, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505240/incidence-of-gonorrhea-and-chlamydia-following-hiv-preexposure-prophylaxis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-modeling-study
#6
Samuel M Jenness, Kevin M Weiss, Steven M Goodreau, Thomas Gift, Harrell Chesson, Karen W Hoover, Dawn K Smith, Albert Y Liu, Patrick S Sullivan, Eli S Rosenberg
Background: Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective for preventing HIV, but risk compensation (RC) in men who have sex with men (MSM) raises concerns about increased sexually transmitted infections (STIs). CDC's PrEP guidelines recommend biannual STI screening, which may reduce incidence by treating STIs that would otherwise remain undiagnosed. We investigated the impact of these two potentially counteracting phenomena. Methods: With a stochastic network-based mathematical model of HIV and rectal/urogenital Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) transmission dynamics among MSM in the United States, we simulated PrEP uptake following the prescription indications and HIV/STI screening recommendations in the CDC guidelines...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502571/opening-life-s-gifts-facing-death-for-a-second-time
#7
Judith L Hold, Barbara J Blake, Michelle Byrne, Michael Varga
Prior to the development of effective antiretroviral therapy, persons diagnosed with HIV thought they were going to die. Now, long-term survivors are contemplating death again as they age and develop other chronic diseases. The purpose of our study was to understand the experiences of adults living with HIV for 20 or more years as they faced death for a second time. Hermeneutic phenomenology guided the research as participants shared their lived experience through storytelling. Each person's story was audiotaped and transcribed verbatim...
April 8, 2017: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499394/sar1a-promoter-polymorphisms-are-not-associated-with-fetal-hemoglobin-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-from-cameroon
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Gift Dineo Pule, Valentina Josiane Ngo Bitoungui, Bernard Chetcha Chemegni, Andre Pascal Kengne, Ambroise Wonkam
BACKGROUND: Reactivation of adult hemoglobin (HbF) is currently a dominant therapeutic approach to sickle cell disease (SCD). In this study, we have investigated among SCD patients from Cameroon, the association of HbF level and variants in the HU-inducible small guanosine triphosphate-binding protein, secretion-associated and RAS-related (SAR1a) protein, previously shown to be associated with HbF after HU treatment in African American SCD patients. RESULTS: Only patients >5 years old were included; hemoglobin electrophoresis and a full blood count were conducted upon arrival at the hospital...
May 12, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493064/evidence-based-prerequisites-and-precursors-of-athletic-talent-a-review
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REVIEW
Vladimir B Issurin
Extensive findings related to nature and nurture in determining athletic talent (AT) have been reviewed. Available data demonstrate the important contribution of hereditary factors as well as the crucial importance of environmental prerequisites for identifying and developing AT. Recent publications provide examples of contemporary approaches intended to solve the problem of how to discover and nurture AT. A number of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies highlighted possibilities of revealing a predisposition to certain sports among youthful prospects, but were unable to predict attainment of world-class status...
May 11, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491006/glycolysis-inhibition-the-gift-of-gab-a
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COMMENT
Adam L Hartman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Epilepsy Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469910/increasing-organ-donor-registration-in-a-primary-care-clinic
#11
Navneet Natt, Erin Klar, Ingrid Cheung, Pavan Matharu, Risa Bordman
Only 30% of Ontarians are registered organ donors in spite of the vast unmet need for organ donations in Ontario, Canada. The purpose of this quality improvement (QI) initiative was to increase the number of registered organ donors in a primary care practice by providing an educational fact sheet and registration form to patients in the clinic's waiting room. Three Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles were conducted. In the first PDSA cycle, we created an information sheet to explain the need for organ donors and the registration process...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468746/meeting-the-needs-of-mothers-during-the-postpartum-period-using-co-creation-workshops-to-find-technological-solutions
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Justine Slomian, Patrick Emonts, Lara Vigneron, Alessandro Acconcia, Jean-Yves Reginster, Mina Oumourgh, Olivier Bruyère
BACKGROUND: The postnatal period is associated with many new needs for mothers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to find technological solutions that meet the needs of mothers during the year following childbirth. METHODS: Two co-creation workshops were undertaken with parents and professionals. The aim of the first workshop was to create a list of all the criteria the proposed solution would have to address to meet the needs of mothers after childbirth...
May 3, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466968/clinical-and-genetic-predictors-of-renal-dysfunctions-in-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-cameroon
#13
Amy Geard, Gift D Pule, Bernard Chetcha Chemegni, Valentina J Ngo Bitoungui, Andre P Kengne, Emile R Chimusa, Ambroise Wonkam
Micro-albuminuria and glomerular hyperfiltration are primary indicators of renal dysfunctions in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), with more severe manifestations previously associated with variants in APOL1 and HMOX1 among African Americans. We have investigated 413 SCD patients from Cameroon. Anthropometric variables, haematological indices, crude albuminuria, albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were measured. Patients were genotyped for 3·7 kb alpha-globin gene (HBA1/HBA2) deletion, and for variants in APOL1 (G1/G2; rs60910145, rs73885319, rs71785313) and HMOX1 (rs3074372, rs743811)...
May 3, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464141/association-between-academic-medical-center-pharmaceutical-detailing-policies-and-physician-prescribing
#14
Ian Larkin, Desmond Ang, Jonathan Steinhart, Matthew Chao, Mark Patterson, Sunita Sah, Tina Wu, Michael Schoenbaum, David Hutchins, Troyen Brennan, George Loewenstein
Importance: In an effort to regulate physician conflicts of interest, some US academic medical centers (AMCs) enacted policies restricting pharmaceutical representative sales visits to physicians (known as detailing) between 2006 and 2012. Little is known about the effect of these policies on physician prescribing. Objective: To analyze the association between detailing policies enacted at AMCs and physician prescribing of actively detailed and not detailed drugs...
May 2, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462485/investigations-of-a-reproductive-processing-advantage-in-memory
#15
Cory J Derringer, John E Scofield, Bogdan Kostic
Previous work has shown that processing words for their survival value improves memory. If this survival processing effect reflects an evolutionary adaptation in memory, processing words for their reproductive value should also improve memory. Across three experiments, participants rated words for their relevance in reproductive scenarios. In Experiment 1, participants rated adjectives (traits) for their relevance in finding a mate, evaluating a coworker, or in terms of their pleasantness. Mate processing produced better memory than pleasantness ratings, but not coworker processing...
May 1, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456474/developing-a-progressive-control-pathway-for-african-animal-trypanosomosis
#16
REVIEW
Oumar Diall, Giuliano Cecchi, Gift Wanda, Rafael Argilés-Herrero, Marc J B Vreysen, Giovanni Cattoli, Gerrit J Viljoen, Raffaele Mattioli, Jérémy Bouyer
Progressive control pathways (PCPs) are stepwise approaches for the reduction, elimination, and eradication of human and animal diseases. They provide systematic frameworks for planning and evaluating interventions. Here we outline a PCP for tsetse-transmitted animal trypanosomosis, the scourge of poor livestock keepers in tropical Africa. Initial PCP stages focus on the establishment of national coordination structures, engagement of stakeholders, development of technical capacities, data collection and management, and pilot field interventions...
April 26, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455221/an-increase-in-sexually-transmitted-infections-seen-in-us-emergency-departments
#17
William S Pearson, Thomas A Peterman, Thomas L Gift
Surveillance data show that there is an increase in the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and we believe that because of this increased incidence, coupled with a deteriorating public health infrastructure, these STIs are being seen more often in emergency departments. Therefore, we used six years of the most recently available nationally-representative emergency department data to show an increase in the number of emergency department visits where a sexually transmitted infection was treated...
April 26, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452897/are-goods-for-guns-good-for-the-community-an-update-of-a-community-gun-buyback-program
#18
Jonathan Green, Rachelle N Damle, Rebecca E Kasper, Pina Violano, Mariann Manno, Pradeep P Nazarey, Jeremy T Aidlen, Michael P Hirsh
BACKGROUND: Gun violence remains a leading cause of death in the United States. Community gun buyback programs provide an opportunity to dispose of extraneous firearms. The purpose of this study was to understand the demographics, motivation, child access to firearms and household mental illness of buyback participants in hopes of improving the program's effectiveness. METHODS: A 2015 Injury Free Coalition for Kids gun buyback program which collaborated with local police departments was studied...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446665/dense-array-of-spikes-on-hiv-1-virion-particles
#19
Armando Stano, Daniel P Leaman, Arthur S Kim, Lei Zhang, Ludovic Autin, Jidnyasa Ingale, Syna K Gift, Jared Truong, Richard T Wyatt, Arthur J Olson, Michael B Zwick
HIV-1 is rare among viruses for having a low number of envelope glycoprotein (Env) spikes per virion, i.e. ∼7-14. This exceptional feature has been associated with avoidance of humoral immunity, i.e. B cell activation and antibody neutralization. Virus-like particles (VLPs) with increased density of Env are being pursued for vaccine development; however these typically require protein engineering that alters Env structure. Here, we used instead a strategy that targets the producer cell. We employed fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) to sort for cells that are recognized by trimer crossreactive broadly neutralizing antibody (bnAb) and not by non-neutralizing antibodies...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443451/perils-of-gifts-and-loans
#20
Marc Cornock
Let's assume that this is not a reference to copyright infringement issues and that you are not going to let your patient keep the DVDs but are just loaning them for a specified period. Your manager is likely referring to an inverse gift-giving scenario - instead of you receiving a gift from your patient, it is you who is giving the gift, even though it is just a loan and not a permanent gift.
April 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
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