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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782427/clinical-profile-of-levamisole-adulterated-cocaine-induced-vasculitis-vasculopathy-a-30-case-series
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Carlos Horacio Muñoz-Vahos, Sebastián Herrera-Uribe, Álvaro Arbeláez-Cortés, Daniel Jaramillo-Arroyave, Luis Alonso González-Naranjo, Gloria Vásquez-Duque, Mauricio Restrepo-Escobar, Luis Alfonso Correa-Londoño, Luis Fernando Arias-Restrepo, Adriana Lucía Vanegas-García
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe clinical and laboratory manifestations of patients with levamisole-adulterated cocaine-induced vasculitis/vasculopathy and to propose a skin classification according to the distribution and severity of lesions. METHODS: We report the characteristics of 30 patients admitted with levamisole-adulterated cocaine-induced vasculitis/vasculopathy in 4 high-complexity institutions in Colombia, from December 2010 to May 2017...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781557/supplier-induced-demand-for-urgent-after-hours-primary-care-services
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Thomas Longden, Jane Hall, Kees van Gool
Australia is one of nine Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries that utilise deputising services to provide after-hours primary care. While the provision of this service is supposed to be on behalf of regular general practitioners, businesses have adapted to the financial incentives on offer and are directly advertising their services to consumers emphasising patient convenience and no copayments. The introduction of corporate entities has changed the way that deputising services operate...
May 21, 2018: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780740/impact-of-sense-of-coherence-on-oral-health-among-bus-drivers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shaik Ijaz Ahmed, Kudlur Maheswarappa Sudhir, V Chandra Sekhara Reddy, R V S Krishna Kumar, G Srinivasulu, Athuluru Deepthi
Aim and Objectives: To assess the sense of coherence (SOC) and the impact of SOC on oral hygiene behaviors and oral health status among bus drivers in Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted during August-September 2017. Cluster random sampling methodology was used for the selection of drivers. Five depots were randomly selected from the list of various Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation depots in Nellore district...
March 2018: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780736/correlation-between-interalar-distance-and-mesiodistal-width-of-maxillary-anterior-teeth-in-thrissur-kerala-indian-population
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George Attokaran, Kamalakanth Shenoy
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the validity of interalar distance as an aid in maxillary anterior teeth selection in Thrissur, Kerala, Indian population. The study also evaluated whether interalar distance and maxillary anterior teeth undergo any changes as age increases in this population and whether there is a gender difference in these parameters in this population. Materials and Methods: A study was planned on 1200 participants in Thrissur Municipal Corporation area, Kerala, India, with the aim of checking the validity of interalar distance as a successful aid in maxillary anterior teeth selection...
March 2018: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780047/-evaluation-of-a-2d-diode-array-corresponding-to-flattening-filter-free-x-ray-beams
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Tomoko Kimura, Jun-Ichi Fukunaga, Taka-Aki Hirose, Ryota Hirayama
Recently, a medical linear accelerator with a flattening filter free (FFF) mode has led to the use of FFF X-ray beams at clinical sites. The usefulness of FFF X-ray beams in high-precision radiation therapy has been reported. Therefore, the quality assurance and quality control for FFF X-ray beams have become necessary. In this study, the characteristics of the detectors of a newly developed 2-D diode array (MapCHECK2, Sun Nuclear Corporation) for FFF X-ray beams, i.e., dose reproducibility, dose rate dependence, dose linearity, and output factor, were evaluated...
2018: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778952/-too-much-of-a-good-thing-the-role-of-advanced-eco-learning-and-contingency-factors-on-the-relationship-between-corporate-environmental-and-financial-performance
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Hengky Latan, Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Douglas William Scott Renwick, Samuel Fosso Wamba, Muhammad Shahbaz
Inspired by the natural-resource-based view (NRBV) theory, we attempt to shed light on a controversy which has been persistent over the last decade, concerning the relationship between corporate environmental performance (CEP) and corporate financial performance (CFP). Using the 'too-much-of-a-good-thing' (TMGT) concept, which suggests that "too much can be worse than too little," we link mixed results and consider the roles of advanced eco-learning and contingency factors in influencing the CEP-CFP relationship...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777995/environmental-governance-in-china-interactions-between-the-state-and-nonstate-actors
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Dan Guttman, Oran Young, Yijia Jing, Barbara Bramble, Maoliang Bu, Carmen Chen, Kathinka Furst, Tao Hu, Yifei Li, Kate Logan, Lingxuan Liu, Lydia Price, Michael Spencer, Sangwon Suh, Xiaopu Sun, Bowen Tan, Harold Wang, Xin Wang, Juan Zhang, Xinxin Zhang, Rodrigo Zeidan
In the West, limited government capacity to solve environmental problems has triggered the rise of a variety of "nonstate actors" to supplement government efforts or provide alternative mechanisms for addressing environmental issues. How does this development - along with our efforts to understand it - map onto environmental governance processes in China? China's efforts to address environmental issues reflect institutionalized governance processes that differ from parallel western processes in ways that have major consequences for domestic environmental governance practices and the governance of China "going abroad...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777521/an-early-view-of-real-world-patient-response-to-sacubitril-valsartan-a-retrospective-study-of-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Dana Drzayich Antol, Adrianne Waldman Casebeer, Richard W DeClue, Stephen Stemkowski, Patricia A Russo
INTRODUCTION: Sacubitril/valsartan has been established as an effective treatment for heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction based on clinical trial data; however, little is known about its use or impact in real-world practice. METHODS: This study included data from medical and pharmacy claims and medical records review for patients (n = 200) who initiated sacubitril/valsartan between August 2015 and March 2016 preceding issuance of American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA)/Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) focused update on new pharmacological therapy for HF (May 2016), which included recommendations for sacubitril/valsartan...
May 17, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777520/relationship-of-eating-patterns-and-metabolic-parameters-and-teneligliptin-treatment-interim-results-from-post-marketing-surveillance-in-japanese-type-2-diabetes-patients
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Takashi Kadowaki, Masakazu Haneda, Hiroshi Ito, Kazuyo Sasaki, Sonoe Hiraide, Miyuki Matsukawa, Makoto Ueno
INTRODUCTION: Healthy eating is a critical aspect of the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Disrupted eating patterns can result in poor glucose control and increase the likelihood of diabetic complications. Teneligliptin inhibits dipeptidyl peptidase-4 activity for 24 h and suppresses postprandial hyperglycemia after all three daily meals. This interim analysis of data from the large-scale post-marketing surveillance of teneligliptin (RUBY) in Japan examined eating patterns and their relationship with metabolic parameters and diabetic complications...
May 17, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777346/cytological-assessment-of-endometrial-washings-obtained-with-karman-cannula-using-a-liquid-based-preparation-method-for-the-detection-of-endometrial-pathologies
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Cetin Kilicci, Ebru Çogendez, Pınar Kumru, Evrim Bostanci Ergen, Nermin Koc, Cigdem Abide Yayla
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy and utility of liquid-based cytology in ThinPrep (Cytyc Corporation, Boxborough, MA) for endometrial lesions in patients presenting with abnormal uterine bleeding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and thirteen women scheduled for dilatation and curettage because of abnormal uterine bleeding were enrolled in the study. After providing informed consent, all the women proceeded sequentially to endometrial cytology and then dilatation and curettage...
May 18, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771206/universal-healthcare-and-universal-basic-income
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Nathan Gerard
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to draw parallels between universal basic income (UBI) and universal healthcare, highlighting their conceptual alignment and combined implications for health management and organization. Design/methodology/approach The idea that everyone should receive a set amount of money regardless of employment finds renewed momentum amid increasingly precarious work arrangements and an uncertain job market. Less explored, however, is the connection between this idea and the more established notion of universal healthcare...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770174/a-simple-technique-to-prolong-molding-time-during-application-of-a-fiberglass-cast-an-in-vitro-study
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Mark Ayzenberg, Michael Narvaez, James Raphael
Casting is routinely used for acute and post-operative immobilization and remains a cornerstone in the non-operative management of fractures and deformities. The application of a properly fitted and wellmolded cast, especially for a trainee, can be challenging. We present a simple method of prolonging cure time of fiberglass cast - placing ice in the dip water. Eight-ply, fiveinch fiberglass cast was circumferentially applied to an aluminum-wrapped cardboard cylinder. An electronic, 2-channel temperature sensor (TR-71wf Temp Logger, T&D Corporation, Matsumoto, Japan), accurate to 0...
March 29, 2018: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769767/a-comparative-study-on-the-stress-distribution-around-dental-implants-in-three-arch-form-models-for-replacing-six-implants-using-finite-element-analysis
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Maryam Zarei, Mahmoud Jahangirnezhad, Hojatollah Yousefimanesh, Maryam Robati, Hossein Robati
Background: Dental implant is a method to replacement of missing teeth. It is important for replacing the missed anterior teeth. In vitro method is a safe method for evaluation of stress distribution. Finite element analysis as an in vitro method evaluated stress distribution around replacement of six maxillary anterior teeth implants in three models of maxillary arch. Materials and Methods: In this in vitro study, using ABAQUS software (Simulia Corporation, Vélizy-Villacoublay, France), implant simulation was performed for reconstruction of six maxillary anterior teeth in three models...
March 2018: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768983/anticoagulation-monitoring-under-ecmo-support-a-comparative-study-between-the-activated-coagulation-time-and-the-anti-xa-activity-assay
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Clément Delmas, Aemilia Jacquemin, Fanny Vardon-Bounes, Bernard Georges, Felipe Guerrero, Nicolas Hernandez, Bertrand Marcheix, Thierry Seguin, Vincent Minville, Jean-Marie Conil, Stein Silva
PURPOSE: Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is used in cases of severe respiratory and/or circulatory failure over periods of several days to several weeks. Its circuitry requires a closely monitored anticoagulation therapy that is empirically supported by activated clotting time (ACT)-a method often associated with large inter- and intraindividual variability. We aimed to compare the measurement of heparin activity with ACT and the direct measurement of the heparin activity (anti-Xa) in a large ECMO population...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768608/perception-of-body-and-corporeality-in-men-practicing-male-prostitution-in-guadalajara-mexico
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Giovane Mendieta-Izquierdo
OBJECTIVE: To interpret the perception of the body and corporeality in a group of men practicing male prostitution in the center of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. METHOD: An interpretive phenomenological study from the perspective of Heidegger; the perception of the body is taken as a category of analysis based on 20 in-depth interviews with 13 males practicing prostitution. RESULTS: The interpretation of the body and corporeality in men who practice male prostitution centers on the following categories: a) the dirty body, stigma, b) body-seeking opportunities, c) the body and corporeality, appealing to customers, d) the initial contact and body language, and e) the value assigned to the body, the rate...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768341/the-plethysmographic-variability-index-does-not-predict-fluid-responsiveness-estimated-by-esophageal-doppler-during-kidney-transplantation-a-controlled-study
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Morgan Le Guen, Arnaud Follin, Etienne Gayat, Marc Fischler
Research is ongoing to find a noninvasive method of monitoring, which can predict fluid responsiveness in patients undergoing kidney transplantation.To compare the responses to fluid challenges with the Pleth Variability Index, a noninvasive dynamic index derived from plethysmographic variability (Radical 7 pulse oximeter; Masimo Corporation, Irvine, CA), and the esophageal Doppler, the criterion standard.Observational study.University hospital; study from May 2011 and May 2012.Forty-eight patients with end-renal function were included and 44 analyzed...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767716/soft-tissue-contraction-in-body-contouring-with-radiofrequency-assisted-liposuction-a-treatment-gap-solution
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Spero J Theodorou, Daniel Del Vecchio, Christopher T Chia
Radiofrequency-assisted liposuction is a relatively new concept in energy-assisted body contouring techniques and has received instrument approval. This supplemental article reviews the clinical application of electromagnetic energy via the BodyTite (InMode Corporation, Toronto, Canada) device on soft tissues during suction lipectomy, its effect on soft tissue contraction, and its use in aesthetic body contouring in various clinical scenarios.
May 15, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767432/open-sepulchers-and-closed-boundaries-biodistance-analysis-of-cemetery-structure-and-postmarital-residence-in-the-late-prehispanic-andes
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Matthew C Velasco
OBJECTIVES: In the Late Intermediate Period Andes (AD 1100-1450), the proliferation of above-ground sepulchers reconfigured social boundaries within and between communities engaged in protracted conflict. However, the biosocial dimensions of these mortuary practices, and their implications for conflict and alliance formation, remain unexplored. This study examines patterns of phenotypic variation to: (1) evaluate if open sepulchers were organized on the basis of biological relatedness, and (2) explore if sex-specific phenotypic variability conforms to models of postmarital residence...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764114/accelerating-the-worldwide-adoption-of-sugar-sweetened-beverage-taxes-strengthening-commitment-and-capacity-comment-on-the-untapped-power-of-soda-taxes-incentivizing-consumers-generating-revenue-and-altering-corporate-behavior
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Phillip Baker, Alexandra Jones, Anne Marie Thow
In their recent article Roache and Gostin outline why governments and public health advocates should embrace soda taxes. The evidence is strong and continues to grow: such taxes can change consumer behavior, generate significant revenue and incentivize product reformulation. In essence, such taxes are an important and now well-established instrument of fiscal and public health policy. In this commentary we expand on their arguments by considering how the worldwide adoption of such taxes might be further accelerated...
October 29, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764113/soda-taxes-the-importance-of-analysing-policy-processes-comment-on-the-untapped-power-of-soda-taxes-incentivising-consumers-generating-revenue-and-altering-corporate-behaviours
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Yann Le Bodo, Philippe De Wals
Sarah A. Roache and Lawrence O. Gostin's recent editorial comprehensively presents soda taxation rationales from a public health perspective. While we essentially agree that soda taxes are gaining momentum, this commentary expands upon the need for a better understanding of the policy processes underlying their development and implementation. Indeed, the umbrella concept of soda taxation actually covers a diversity of objectives and mechanisms, which may not only condition the feasibility and acceptability of a proposal, but also alter its impact...
October 21, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
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