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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930052/portrayal-of-alcohol-brands-popular-among-underage-youth-on-youtube-a-content-analysis
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Brian A Primack, Jason B Colditz, Eva B Rosen, Leila M Giles, Kristina M Jackson, Kevin L Kraemer
OBJECTIVE: We characterized leading YouTube videos featuring alcohol brand references and examined video characteristics associated with each brand and video category. METHOD: We systematically captured the 137 most relevant and popular videos on YouTube portraying alcohol brands that are popular among underage youth. We used an iterative process to codebook development. We coded variables within domains of video type, character sociodemographics, production quality, and negative and positive associations with alcohol use...
September 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929711/-statistics-at-the-time-of-the-crisis
#2
Andrea Saltelli, Philip B Stark
Science lies nowadays in the centre of several storms. The better known is the finding of non-reproducibility of many scientific results, which stretches from the medical field (clinic and pre-clinic tests) to study on behaviour (priming research). Although the bad use of statistics is reported to be a patent cause of the reproducibility crisis, its deep reasons are to be sought elsewhere; particularly, in the passage from a regimen of little science - regulated by small communities of researchers - to the current big science - identified by a hypertrophic production of millions of research papers and by the imperative "publish or perish", in a setting dominated by market...
May 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926909/aerobic-composting-of-distilled-grain-waste-eluted-from-a-chinese-spirit-making-process-the-effects-of-initial-ph-adjustment
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Shi-Peng Wang, Xiao-Zhong Zhong, Ting-Ting Wang, Zhao-Yong Sun, Yue-Qin Tang, Kenji Kida
Aerobic composting of distilled grain waste (DGW) at different initial pH values adjusted by CaO addition was investigated. Three pH-adjusted treatments with initial pH values of 4 (R1), 5 (R2) and 6 (R3) and a control treatment (R0) with a pH value of 3.5 were conducted simultaneously. The results showed that R0 had an unsuccessful start-up of composting. However, the pH-adjusted treatments produced remarkable results, with a relatively high initial pH being beneficial for the start-up. Within 65days of composting, the degradation of volatile solids (VS) and the physicochemical properties of R2 and R3 displayed similar tendencies, and both produced a mature end-product, while R1 exhibited a lower VS degradation rate, and some of its physicochemical properties indicated the end-product was immature...
September 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923448/-the-code-of-ethics-for-nurses-history-and-perspectives
#4
Yann de Kerguenec
The French decree of 25 November 2016 relating to the code of ethics for nurses reinforces the principles guiding their missions and the corresponding responsibilities. It is the fruit of a collaboration between nurses from all backgrounds heavily involved in the Order. Imbued with the nursing spirit, reflecting the sensitivities and concerns of professionals, it is a unique project and, in every regard, quite remarkable, as it has been produced by a profession which is often reluctant to put pen to paper to express its vision of health...
September 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922074/breast-cancer-survivors-perceptions-of-participating-in-a-supervised-exercise-intervention-an-exploratory-review-of-the-literature
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Leanne Livsey, Kiara Lewis
BACKGROUND: Despite the reported beneficial effects of physical activity (PA) during and after cancer diagnosis, current research data suggest that the percentages of breast cancer survivors who adhere to PA recommendations are low. The aim of the present systematic, critical review was to identify, analyze and provide a summary of qualitative literature findings, which have explored breast cancer survivors' experiences of participating in an exercise/PA intervention after cancer treatment...
September 18, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919042/new-tools-for-the-visualization-of-biological-pathways
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Tomojit Ghosh, Xiaofeng Ma, Michael Kirby
This paper presents several geometrically motivated techniques for the visualization of high-dimensional biological data sets. The Grassmann manifold provides a robust framework for measuring data similarity in a subspace context. Sparse radial basis function classification as a visualization technique leverages recent advances in radial basis function learning via convex optimization. In the spirit of deep belief networks, supervised centroid-encoding is proposed as a way to exploit class label information...
September 14, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916301/enhancing-monoterpene-alcohols-in-sweet-potato-shochu-using-the-diglycoside-specific-%C3%AE-primeverosidase
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Yuichiro Sato, Jinshun Han, Hisashi Fukuda, Shigeaki Mikami
Monoterpene alcohols (MTAs) are characteristic flavour-imparting compounds in sweet potato shochu (Japanese distilled spirit) that are liberated following hydrolysis by specific enzymes during fermentation. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of an exogenously added diglycoside-specific β-glycosidase (β-primeverosidase) on aroma formation during shochu brewing using various sweet potato species to address whether MTAs are predominantly present as diglycosidic precursors in raw materials. The results showed that the amount of MTAs produced from enzyme-treated mash was dramatically increased by 2- to 9-fold compared with untreated controls, and the increase varied with sweet potato species...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915966/use-of-anthropogenic-nitrogen-fertilizers-in-agriculture-is-associated-with-per-capita-ethanol-consumption
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Keith Fluegge, Kyle Fluegge
It has previously been demonstrated that emissions of the agricultural pollutant, nitrous oxide (N2O), may be a confounder to the relationship between herbicide use and psychiatric impairments, including ADHD. This report attempts to extend this hypothesis by testing whether annual use of anthropogenic nitrogen-based fertilizers in U.S. agriculture (thought to be the most reliable indicator of environmental N2O emissions) is associated with per capita ethanol consumption patterns, a behavior often comorbid with ADHD...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913969/spray-inlet-microwave-plasma-torch-ionization-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-the-direct-detection-of-drug-samples-in-liquid-solutions
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Meng Miao, Gaosheng Zhao, Yaliang Wang, Li Xu, Junguo Dong, Ping Cheng
RATIONALE: Drug abuse or dependence results in a series of social problems, including crime and traffic accidents. Spray inlet microwave plasma torch tandem mass spectrometry (MPT-MS/MS) was developed and used for the direct detection of such drugs in liquid solutions. METHODS: Drug sample solutions were directly sprayed into the flame of MPT by a sampling pump and the ions produced by Penning ionization and ion-molecule reactions were guided into a QTOF tandem mass spectrometer for mass analysis...
September 14, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911344/comparison-of-spectrophotometric-methods-for-the-determination-of-copper-in-sugar-cane-spirit
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Sarah Adriana R Soares, Silvânio Silvério L Costa, Rennan Geovanny O Araujo, Leonardo Sena Gomes Teixeira, Alailson Falcão Dantas
Three spectrophotometric methods were developed for the determination of copper (Cu) in sugar cane spirit using the chromogenic reagents neocuproine, cuprizone, and bathocuproine. Experimental conditions, such as reagent concentration, reducer concentration, pH, buffer concentration, the order of addition of reagents, and the stability of the complexes, were optimized. The work range was established from 1.0 to 10.0 µg/mL, with correlation coefficients of >0.999 for all three optimized methods. The methods were evaluated regarding accuracy by addition and recovery tests at five concentration levels, and the obtained recoveries ranged from 91 to 105% (n = 3)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902122/on-p-values-and-effect-modification
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Martin Mayer
AIM: A crucial element of evidence-based healthcare is the sound understanding and use of statistics. As part of instilling sound statistical knowledge and practice, it seems useful to highlight instances of unsound statistical reasoning or practice, not merely in captious or vitriolic spirit, but rather, to use such error as a springboard for edification by giving tangibility to the concepts at hand and highlighting the importance of avoiding such error. This article aims to provide an instructive overview of two key statistical concepts: effect modification and P values...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898603/strange-bedfellows-no-more-how-integrated-stem-cell-transplantation-and-palliative-care-programs-can-together-improve-end-of-life-care
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Deena R Levine, Justin N Baker, Joanne Wolfe, Leslie E Lehmann, Christina Ullrich
In the intense, cure-oriented setting of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT), delivery of high-quality palliative and end-of-life care is a unique challenge. Although HSCT affords patients a chance for cure, it carries a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. During HSCT, patients usually experience high symptom burden and a significant decrease in quality of life that can persist for long periods. When morbidity is high and the chance of cure remote, the tendency after HSCT is to continue intensive medical interventions with curative intent...
September 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895501/nourishing-the-spirit-exploratory-research-on-ayahuasca-experiences-along-the-continuum-of-recovery-from-eating-disorders
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Adele Lafrance, Anja Loizaga-Velder, Jenna Fletcher, Marika Renelli, Natasha Files, Kenneth W Tupper
Eating disorders (EDs) are serious health conditions that are among the most difficult to treat. Innovative treatments are needed and modalities from across cultures must be considered. Ayahuasca is a psychoactive plant-based tea originally used by Amazonian indigenous groups. A growing body of research points to its promise in the healing of various mental health issues. This study explored the potential therapeutic value of ayahuasca in the context of EDs, including the perceived impact of the preparatory diet and the ayahuasca purge...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895229/crisis-and-change-the-making-of-a-french-fda
#14
Constance A Nathanson, Henri Bergeron
Policy Points: Introducing a recent special issue of The Lancet on the health system in France, Horton and Ceschia observe that "the dominance of English as the language of science and, increasingly, global health too often closes the door on the history and experiences of others."(1) In that spirit, this manuscript presents a detailed case study of public health policy transformation in France in the early 1990s. It casts light on processes of policy change in a political and cultural environment very different from that of the United States, showing how the public health policy process is shaped by multiple contingencies of history, ideology, and politics...
September 2017: Milbank Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892554/complementary-and-integrative-health-practices-for-depression
#15
Judy Haefner
The current article reviews selected complementary health approaches for the treatment of depressive symptoms. Complementary and integrative health (CIH) focuses on the whole person with the goal of optimal health-body, mind, and spirit. Patient use of integrative health practices and products is increasing; therefore, providers must understand these practices and products and be able to recommend or advise for or against their use based on research and guidelines. Difficulty with the current limitations of research on CIH practices is discussed, as these studies often may not have the same rigor or scientific weight as conventional treatment research...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892015/the-road-to-hell-is-paved-with-good-intentions-why-harm-benefit-analysis-and-its-emphasis-on-practical-benefit-jeopardizes-the-credibility-of-research
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Herwig Grimm, Matthias Eggel, Anna Deplazes-Zemp, Nikola Biller-Andorno
It is our concern that European Union Directive 2010/63/EU with its current project evaluation of animal research in the form of a harm-benefit analysis may lead to an erosion of the credibility of research. The HBA assesses whether the inflicted harm on animals is outweighed by potential prospective benefits. Recent literature on prospective benefit analysis prioritizes "societal benefits" that have a foreseeable, positive impact on humans, animals, or the environment over benefit in the form of knowledge...
September 11, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890777/when-does-maluma-takete-fail-two-key-failures-and-a-meta-analysis-suggest-that-phonology-and-phonotactics-matter
#17
Suzy J Styles, Lauren Gawne
Eighty-seven years ago, Köhler reported that the majority of students picked the same answer in a quiz: Which novel word form ('maluma' or 'takete') went best with which abstract line drawing (one curved, one angular). Others have consistently shown the effect in a variety of contexts, with only one reported failure by Rogers and Ross. In the spirit of transparency, we report our own failure in the same journal. In our study, speakers of Syuba, from the Himalaya in Nepal, do not show a preference when matching word forms 'kiki' and 'bubu' to spiky versus curvy shapes...
July 2017: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890203/regional-aerosol-deposition-in-the-human-airways-the-siminhale-benchmark-case-and-a-critical-assessment-of-in-silico-methods
#18
P Koullapis, S C Kassinos, J Muela, C Perez-Segarra, J Rigola, O Lehmkuhl, Y Cui, M Sommerfeld, J Elcner, M Jicha, I Saveljic, N Filipovic, F Lizal, L Nicolaou
Regional deposition effects are important in the pulmonary delivery of drugs intended for the topical treatment of respiratory ailments. They also play a critical role in the systemic delivery of drugs with limited lung bioavailability. In recent years, significant improvements in the quality of pulmonary imaging have taken place, however the resolution of current imaging modalities remains inadequate for quantifying regional deposition. Computational Fluid-Particle Dynamics (CFPD) can fill this gap by providing detailed information about regional deposition in the extrathoracic and conducting airways...
September 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890100/-postnatal-depression-and-relationship-with-the-cultural-world-in-tunisia
#19
Khouloud Ben Mohamed Gherbi, Marie Rose Moro, Riadh Ben Rejeb
Culture and the human spirit gain structure through their interactions with the cultural system. Indeed, individuals come from a culture which is unique to them and leaves its mark on them. In Tunisian concept, the young mother suffering from postnatal depression is considered to be possessed by the djinn spirit Kattous in-nfâs and treated using traditional rituals. It is important to take into account these aspects in the clinical psychopathology.
September 2017: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888392/toxocara-eggs-in-an-18th-century-franciscan-from-portugal-the-challenge-of-differentiating-between-parasitism-and-chance-in-paleoparasitology
#20
Luciana Sianto, Sérgio Augusto de Miranda Chaves, Nathalie Antunes-Ferreira, Ana Raquel M Silva
In 2005, an adult male was excavated in the cloister of the former Convent of the Holy Spirit, in the Franciscan Province of Holy Mary of Arrábida, Lisbon district. From the anterior part of the sacrum, a darker organic agglomeration was collected and studied for intestinal parasites. Samples were rehydrated with Lycopodium tablets in a Na3PO4 5% solution for 72h, followed by the swirl technique. Organic material was concentrated at 2500rpm. At least 20 slides of each sample were examined using a light/polarized microscope...
September 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
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