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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731790/the-biased-evolution-of-generation-time
#1
Mélissa Verin, Salomé Bourg, Frédéric Menu, Etienne Rajon
Many life-history traits are important determinants of the generation time. For instance, semelparous species whose adults reproduce only once have shorter generation times than iteroparous species that reproduce on several occasions, assuming equal development duration. A shorter generation time ensures a higher growth rate in stable environments where resources are in excess and is therefore a positively selected feature in this situation. In a stable and limiting environment, all combinations of traits that produce the same number of viable offspring are selectively equivalent...
August 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730994/baseline-and-post-treatment-hepatitis-c-ns5a-resistance-in-relapsed-patients-from-a-multicentric-real-life-cohort
#2
Philippe Halfon, Caroline Scholtès, Jacques Izopet, Sylvie Larrat, Pascale Trimoulet, Fabien Zoulim, Laurent Alric, Sophie Métivier, Vincent Leroy, Denis Ouzan, Victor de Lédinghen, Sofiane Mohamed, Guillaume Pénaranda, Hacène Khiri, Marie-Ange Thélu, Anne Plauzolles, Laurent Chiche, Marc Bourlière, Florence Abravanel
BACKGROUND: Recent data have suggested that failure to achieve sustained virological response with direct-acting antiviral therapy is usually due to relapse and is primarily associated with the emergence of resistance-associated substitutions. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and characterization of non-structural-5A resistance-associated substitutions in patients infected with hepatitis C virus genotypes 1, 3, and 4 treated by direct-acting antiviral therapy, including anti- non-structural-5A, and to characterize the preexisting resistance-associated substitutions in subjects treated with anti- non-structural-5A inhibitors...
July 21, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730564/a-new-approach-to-assess-occupational-exposure-to-airborne-fungal-contamination-and-mycotoxins-of-forklift-drivers-in-waste-sorting-facilities
#3
Carla Viegas, Tiago Faria, Ana Cebola de Oliveira, Liliana Aranha Caetano, Elisabete Carolino, Anita Quintal-Gomes, Magdalena Twarużek, Robert Kosicki, Ewelina Soszczyńska, Susana Viegas
The waste management industry is an important employer, and exposure of waste-handling workers to microorganisms is considered an occupational health problem. Besides fungal contamination, it is important to consider the co-occurrence of mycotoxins in this setting. Forklifts with closed cabinet and air conditioner are commonly used in waste industry to transport waste and other products within the facilities, possibly increasing the risk of exposure under certain conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the fungal contamination and mycotoxin levels in filters from the air conditioning system of forklift cabinets, as an indicator to assess occupational exposure of the drivers working in a waste sorting facility...
July 20, 2017: Mycotoxin Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730547/sideways-fall-induced-impact-force-and-its-effect-on-hip-fracture-risk-a-review
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M Nasiri Sarvi, Y Luo
Osteoporotic hip fracture, mostly induced in falls among the elderly, is a major health burden over the world. The impact force applied to the hip is an important factor in determining the risk of hip fracture. However, biomechanical researches have yielded conflicting conclusions about whether the fall-induced impact force can be accurately predicted by the available models. It also has been debated whether or not the effect of impact force has been considered appropriately in hip fracture risk assessment tools...
July 20, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730245/unusual-triple-combination-of-prostate-lung-and-skin-cancer
#5
Ioana Andreea Gheonea, Cristiana Gabriela Popp, Elena Tatiana Ivan, Dan IonuŢ Gheonea
Multiple malignancies are an increasing combination in the recent years in cancer patients, due to prolonged survival rate and to the advances in diagnostic techniques and therapeutic management. We present the case of a patient diagnosed with prostate cancer and metachronous in one year with basal cell carcinoma of the skin and small lung cell carcinoma with lymph nodes and pararectal metastasis. To our best knowledge, this is the only case presented in the medical literature with these three different types of primary malignancy...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729097/post-caesarean-section-surgical-site-infection-surveillance-using-an-online-database-and-mobile-phone-technology
#6
Eliana Castillo, Corrine McIsaac, Bhreagh MacDougall, Douglas Wilson, Rosemary Kohr
BACKGROUND: Obstetric surgical site infections (SSIs) are common and expensive to the health care system but remain under reported given shorter postoperative hospital stays and suboptimal post-discharge surveillance systems. SSIs, for the purpose of this paper, are defined according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (1999) as infection incurring within 30 days of the operative procedure (in this case, Caesarean section [CS]). PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate the feasibility of real-life use of a patient driven SSIs post-discharge surveillance system consisting of an online database and mobile phone technology (surgical mobile app - how2trak) among women undergoing CS in a Canadian urban centre...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728513/ingratiation-attempts-in-real-life-determinants-of-their-success
#7
Helmut Lamm
A total of 272 students at a German university were asked to write down the story of an ingratiation attempt they had made and one they had received. They were then asked to reflect on each episode via a questionnaire. All but one participant reported that they had performed at least one of the four tactics postulated in Jones's ingratiation theory: compliments, favor-doing, opinion conformity, and positive self-presentation. In the case of received ingratiation, we found higher success ratings for nondependent (vs...
January 1, 2017: Psychological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728439/translation-of-the-leicester-cough-questionnaire-into-swedish-and-validity-and-reliability-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#8
Pernilla Sönnerfors, Gun Faager, Ulrika Einarsson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the Leicester Cough Questionnaire into Swedish and to test the validity and reliability of the Swedish version, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. METHODS: The original Leicester Cough Questionnaire was translated into Swedish by a method, which followed an established forward-backward procedure, including cross-cultural adaptation and pretest. To test the validity of the final version of Leicester Cough Questionnaire in Swedish, the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire and the COPD Assessment Test were used (n =112) and to test reliability, the questionnaire was repeated (n = 86)...
July 20, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728090/remote-mood-monitoring-for-adults-with-bipolar-disorder-an-explorative-study-of-compliance-and-impact-on-mental-health-service-use-and-costs
#9
J Simon, K Budge, J Price, G M Goodwin, J R Geddes
BACKGROUND: Remote monitoring of mood disorders may be an effective and low resource option for patient follow-up, but relevant evidence remains very limited. This study explores real-life compliance and health services impacts of mood monitoring among patients with bipolar disorder in the UK. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder who were registered users of the True Colours monitoring system for at least 12months at study assessment were included in this retrospective cohort study (n=79)...
July 3, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728047/early-life-co-exposures-to-a-real-world-pah-mixture-and-hypoxia-result-in-later-life-and-next-generation-consequences-in-medaka-oryzias-latipes
#10
Jingli Mu, Melissa Chernick, Wu Dong, Richard T Di Giulio, David E Hinton
Acute effects of individual and complex mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are well documented in vertebrate species. Hypoxia in fish reduces metabolic rate and reproduction. However, less is known about the later life consequences stemming from early-life exposure to PAHs or hypoxia, particularly their co-exposure. To address this, medaka (Oryzias latipes) embryos were exposed to a complex PAH mixture sediment extract from the Elizabeth River, VA (ERSE) at concentrations of 0.1, 0.5, or 1...
June 27, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727631/one-year-of-baclofen-in-100-patients-with-or-without-cirrhosis-a-french-real-life-experience
#11
Camille Barrault, Hortensia Lison, Françoise Roudot-Thoraval, Armand Garioud, Charlotte Costentin, Véronique Béhar, Mourad Medmoun, Georges Pulwermacher, Hervé Hagège, Jean-François Cadranel
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested the efficacy of baclofen in reducing alcohol consumption, leading to a temporary recommendation for use in France. AIM: Our aim was to report our experience in using baclofen in alcohol-dependant patients with or without liver cirrhosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients from two liver and alcohol units were recruited over a 3-year period and received increasing doses of baclofen associated with social, psychological, and medical care...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726049/quarterly-repeat-cycles-of-onabotulinumtoxina-in-chronic-migraine-patients-the-benefits-of-the-prolonged-treatment-on-the-continuous-responders-and-quality-of-life-conversion-rate-in-a-real-life-setting
#12
Antonio Santoro, Andrea Fontana, Anna M Miscio, Michele M Zarrelli, Massimiliano Copetti, Maurizio A Leone
OnabotulinumtoxinA was approved for treatment of chronic migraine (CM) after publication of Phase 3 Research Evaluating Migraine Prophylaxis Therapy (PREEMPT) trials. However, the PREEMPT trials lasted only up to 1 year. The main aim of our retrospective study was to evaluate whether a prolonged treatment of onabotulinumtoxinA (18 months, six quarterly cycles) will sustain or further improve the efficacy results and the quality of life achieved at 6 and 12 months. Patients were adults with CM with or without overuse of drugs, with at least six regularly repeat onabotulinumtoxinA treatments, administered according to the PREEMPT protocol...
July 19, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725678/hands-on-experience-can-lead-to-systematic-mistakes-a-study-on-adults-understanding-of-sinking-objects
#13
Ramón D Castillo, Talia Waltzer, Heidi Kloos
In line with theories of embodied cognition, hands-on experience is typically assumed to support learning. In the current paper, we explored this issue within the science domain of sinking objects. Adults had to make a guess about which of two objects in a pair would sink faster. The crucial manipulation was whether participants were handed real-life objects (real-objects condition) or were shown static images of objects (static-images condition). Results of Experiment 1 revealed more systematic mistakes in the real-objects than the static-images condition...
2017: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725424/implementation-of-gold-consensus-report-in-real-life-results-from-the-velletri-lariano-vela-cohort
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G De Filippi, M Lallini, G De Riggi, G Marchetti, C M Dimartino, A M Russetti, E Ferrari, R Pistelli, M S Magnoni, M Riparbelli, A Rizzi, P Angeletti
BACKGROUND: COPD is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Pharmacotherapy improves quality of life and reduces exacerbations although low adherence with prescribed treatments may represent a barrier to optimal disease management. The first objective of this paper is to report the distribution of COPD patients according to GOLD categories, in a sample of patients from a cohort study in an area of the Latium region in Italy. The second objective is to evaluate the agreement between the distributions of severity obtained from the HCPs and the experts included in the study board (Board)...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725188/using-virtual-reality-to-assess-ethical-decisions-in-road-traffic-scenarios-applicability-of-value-of-life-based-models-and-influences-of-time-pressure
#15
Leon R Sütfeld, Richard Gast, Peter König, Gordon Pipa
Self-driving cars are posing a new challenge to our ethics. By using algorithms to make decisions in situations where harming humans is possible, probable, or even unavoidable, a self-driving car's ethical behavior comes pre-defined. Ad hoc decisions are made in milliseconds, but can be based on extensive research and debates. The same algorithms are also likely to be used in millions of cars at a time, increasing the impact of any inherent biases, and increasing the importance of getting it right. Previous research has shown that moral judgment and behavior are highly context-dependent, and comprehensive and nuanced models of the underlying cognitive processes are out of reach to date...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725064/editorial-stopping-pancreatic-cyst-surveillance
#16
James J Farrell
The management of patients with pancreatic cysts, especially presumed branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (BD-IPMNs), remains a challenge. BD-IPMNs carry a very low risk of malignancy and occur in predominantly older individuals who often die from causes not related to their pancreatic disease. The specific decision to stop surveillance of presumed low risk BD-IPMNs (those without either worrisome features (WF) or high risk stigmata (HRS)) is controversial, and needs to balance the real risk of malignancy or developing malignancy and IPMN-related mortality, with the patient's life expectancy, quality of life expectations, and mortality from non-pancreatic-related causes...
July 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725042/global-deregulation-of-ginseng-products-may-be-a-safety-hazard-to-warfarin-takers-solid-evidence-of-ginseng-warfarin-interaction
#17
Haiyan Dong, Ji Ma, Tao Li, Yingying Xiao, Ning Zheng, Jian Liu, Yu Gao, Jingwei Shao, Lee Jia
Recent global deregulation of ginseng as the table food raises our concern about the possible ginseng-warfarin interaction that could be life-threatening to patients who take warfarin for preventing fatal strokes and thromboembolism while using ginseng products for bioenergy recovery. Here we show that quality-control ginsenosides, extracted from ginseng and containing its major active ingredients, produce dose- and time-dependent antagonism in rats against warfarin's anti-coagulation assessed by INR and rat thrombosis model...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724491/comparison-of-antemortem-and-environmental-samples-for-zebrafish-health-monitoring-and-quarantine
#18
Marcus J Crim, Christian Lawrence, Robert S Livingston, Andrei Rakitin, Shane J Hurley, Lela K Riley
Molecular diagnostic assays offer both exquisite sensitivity and the ability to test a wide variety of sample types. Various types of environmental sample, such as detritus and concentrated water, might provide a useful adjunct to sentinels in routine zebrafish health monitoring. Similarly, antemortem sampling would be advantageous for expediting zebrafish quarantine, without euthanasia of valuable fish. We evaluated the detection of Mycobacterium chelonae, M. fortuitum, M. peregrinum, Pseudocapillaria tomentosa, and Pseudoloma neurophilia in zebrafish, detritus, pooled feces, and filter membranes after filtration of 1000-, 500-, and 150-mL water samples by real-time PCR analysis...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724419/real-life-clinical-practice-results-with-vinflunine-in-patients-with-relapsed-platinum-treated-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-an-italian-multicenter-study-movie-goirc-01-2014
#19
Rodolfo Passalacqua, Silvia Lazzarelli, Maddalena Donini, Rodolfo Montironi, Rosa Tambaro, Ugo De Giorgi, Sandro Pignata, Raffaella Palumbo, Giovanni Luca Ceresoli, Gianluca Del Conte, Giuseppe Tonini, Franco Morelli, Franco Nolè, Stefano Panni, Ermanno Rondini, Annalisa Guida, Paolo Andrea Zucali, Laura Doni, Elisa Iezzi, Caterina Caminiti
BACKGROUND: Vinflunine is the only chemotherapeutic agent shown to improve survival in platinum-refractory patients with metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium (TCCU) in a phase III clinical trial, which led to product registration for this indication in Europe. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of vinflunine and to evaluate the prognostic significance of risk factors in a large, unselected cohort of patients with metastatic TCCU treated according to routine clinical practice...
July 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723517/practice-patterns-compared-with-evidence-based-strategies-for-the-management-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-induced-side-effects-in-prostate-cancer-patients-results-of-a-european-web-based-survey
#20
Renée Bultijnck, Cristian Surcel, Guillaume Ploussard, Alberto Briganti, Pieter De Visschere, Jurgen Fütterer, Pirus Ghadjar, Gianluca Giannarini, Hendrik Isbarn, Christophe Massard, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Massimo Valerio, Roderick van den Bergh, Piet Ost
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based recommendations are available for the management of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)-induced side effects; however, there are no data on the implementation of the recommendations into daily practice patterns. OBJECTIVE: To compare practice patterns in the management of ADT-induced side effects with evidence-based strategies. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A European Web-based survey was conducted from January 16, 2015, to June 24, 2015...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
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