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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786638/impact-of-appointment-based-medication-synchronization-on-proportion-of-days-covered-for-chronic-medications
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Nancy Dao, Sun Lee, Micah Hata, Lord Sarino
Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS) programs have been associated with increased adherence and persistence to chronic medications. Adherence to statin therapy, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and non-insulin antidiabetic medications (NIDM) are used to determine a health plan's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Rating under a pay-for-performance model. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of implementing an ABMS program on overall pharmacy adherence measures for statins, ACEI/ARBs, and NIDM, as presented through the Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies (EQuIPP©) platform...
May 22, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778156/preparation-and-characterization-of-a-novel-hybrid-chelating-material-for-effective-adsorption-of-cu-ii-and-pb-ii
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Ya Liu, Peng Qian, Yang Yu, Bo Yu, Yongliang Wang, Shufeng Ye, Yunfa Chen
The discharge of heavy metal ions such as Cu2+ and Pb2+ poses a severe threat to public health and the environment owing to their extreme toxicity and bioaccumulation through food chains. Herein, we report a novel organic-inorganic hybrid adsorbent, Al(OH)3 -poly(acrylamide-dimethyldiallylammonium chloride)-graft-dithiocarbamate (APD), for rapid and effective removal of Cu2+ and Pb2+ . In this adsorbent, the "star-like" structure of Al(OH)3 -poly(acrylamide-dimethyldiallylammonium chloride) served as the support of dithiocarbamate (DTC) functional groups for easy access of heavy metal ions and assisted development of large and compact floccules...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775379/decision-to-return-to-sport-participation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-part-ii-self-reported-and-functional-performance-outcomes
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Jennifer L Werner, Julie P Burland, Carl G Mattacola, Jenny Toonstra, Robert A English, Jennifer S Howard
CONTEXT:   Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) is the most commonly used method for helping athletes regain function and return to preinjury activity levels after ACL injury. Outcomes after ACLR have suggested that athletes return to a level of function that would support a return to sport participation; however, in a recent meta-analysis, pooled return rates were only 55%. It is unclear whether this discrepancy is a result of functional impairments. OBJECTIVE:   To compare patient-reported outcomes (PROs), dynamic balance, dynamic functional performance, strength, and muscular endurance in athletes who have returned to sport (RTS) and athletes who have not returned to sport (NRTS) after ACLR...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772665/investigating-the-role-of-gold-nanoparticle-shape-and-size-in-their-toxicities-to-fungi
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Kangze Liu, Zhonglei He, Hugh J Byrne, James F Curtin, Furong Tian
Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) are increasingly being used in a wide range of applications, and such they are being released in greater quantities into the environment. Consequently, the environmental effects of GNPs, especially toxicities to living organisms, have drawn great attention. However, their toxicological characteristics still remain unclear. Fungi, as the decomposers of the ecosystem, interact directly with the environment and critically control the overall health of the biosphere. Thus, their sensitivity to GNP toxicity is particularly important...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768462/a-comparative-study-of-rna-seq-and-microarray-data-analysis-on-the-two-examples-of-rectal-cancer-patients-and-burkitt-lymphoma-cells
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Alexander Wolff, Michaela Bayerlová, Jochen Gaedcke, Dieter Kube, Tim Beißbarth
BACKGROUND: Pipeline comparisons for gene expression data are highly valuable for applied real data analyses, as they enable the selection of suitable analysis strategies for the dataset at hand. Such pipelines for RNA-Seq data should include mapping of reads, counting and differential gene expression analysis or preprocessing, normalization and differential gene expression in case of microarray analysis, in order to give a global insight into pipeline performances. METHODS: Four commonly used RNA-Seq pipelines (STAR/HTSeq-Count/edgeR, STAR/RSEM/edgeR, Sailfish/edgeR, TopHat2/Cufflinks/CuffDiff)) were investigated on multiple levels (alignment and counting) and cross-compared with the microarray counterpart on the level of gene expression and gene ontology enrichment...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766683/star-shaped-intense-uptake-of-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-i-on-whole-body-scans-can-reflect-good-therapeutic-effects-of-low-dose-radioactive-iodine-treatment-of-1-1-gbq
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Sung Hye Kong, Jung Ah Lim, Young Shin Song, Shinje Moon, Ye An Kim, Min Joo Kim, Sun Wook Cho, Jae Hoon Moon, Ka Hee Yi, Do Joon Park, Bo Youn Cho, Young Joo Park
BACKGROUND: After initial radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment in differentiated thyroid cancer patients, we sometimes observe a star-shaped region of intense uptake of ¹³¹I on whole body scans (WBSs), called a 'star artifact.' We evaluated the clinical implications of star artifacts on the success rate of remnant ablation and long-term prognosis. METHODS: Total 636 patients who received ¹³¹I dose of 1.1 GBq for the initial RAI therapy and who did not show distant metastasis at the time of diagnosis were retrospectively evaluated...
May 4, 2018: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758483/demonstrating-the-viability-of-halolipase-production-at-a-mechanically-stirred-tank-biological-reactor
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Sergio Colangiuli, Ana Rodríguez, María Ángeles Sanromán, Francisco J Deive
The definition of halophiles as "the coming stars of industrial biotechnology" in a recent review demands new research efforts for their efficient production at bioreactor scale. In this sense, the scarcity of information about halolipases production has furthered the research on the viability of Halomonas sp. LM1C culture in a mechanically stirred bioreactor. The operating conditions have been optimized by means of a Central Composite Face-Centered (CCFC) design. The operation at low aerations (0...
May 4, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757979/cost-effectiveness-of-product-reformulation-in-response-to-the-health-star-rating-food-labelling-system-in-australia
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Ana Maria Mantilla Herrera, Michelle Crino, Holly E Erskine, Gary Sacks, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Yong Yi Lee
The Health Star Rating (HSR) system is a voluntary front-of-pack labelling (FoPL) initiative endorsed by the Australian government in 2014. This study examines the impact of the HSR system on pre-packaged food reformulation measured by changes in energy density between products with and without HSR. The cost-effectiveness of the HSR system was modelled using a proportional multi-state life table Markov model for the 2010 Australian population. We evaluated scenarios in which the HSR system was implemented on a voluntary and mandatory basis (i...
May 14, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755055/a-multigenerational-strategy-to-transform-health-education-into-community-action
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Roma Stovall Hanks, Hattie Myles, Sarah Wraight, Mary C Williams, Candis Patterson, Barbara M Hodnett, Alexandria Broadnax, Shannon Shelley-Tremblay, Errol Crook
BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities funded Centers of Excellence to address health disparities through research, education and professional training, and community engagement. This article summarizes a decade of multigenerational educational programing embedded in the Community Engagement Core (CEC) of the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities-funded Center for Healthy Communities-Center of Excellence at the University of South Alabama...
2018: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752061/finding-disparities-in-the-stars-using-the-nursing-home-five-star-quality-rating-system-to-identify-disparities-in-nursing-home-quality-for-older-adults-with-severe-mental-illness
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Ivy Benjenk, Jie Chen
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April 21, 2018: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745665/tetronic-star-block-copolymer-micelles-photophysical-characterisation-of-microenvironments-and-applicability-for-tuning-electron-transfer-reactions
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Papu Samanta, Sonal Rane, Pratap Bahadur, Sharmistha Dutta Choudhury, Haridas Pal
Detailed photophysical investigations have been carried out using a probe dye, Coumarin-153 (C153), to understand the microenvironments of micelles formed by the newly introduced Tetronic star block copolymers, T1304 and T1307, having the same polypropylene oxide (PPO) block size but different polyethylene oxide (PEO) block sizes. Ground state absorption, steady-state fluorescence and time-resolved fluorescence measurements have been used to estimate the micropolarity, microviscosity and solvation dynamics within the two micelles...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736675/influence-of-flap-thickness-on-nipple-projection-after-nipple-reconstruction-using-a-modified-star-flap
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Naohiro Ishii, Jiro Ando, Michiko Harao, Masaru Takemae, Kazuo Kishi
BACKGROUND: In nipple reconstruction, the width, length, and thickness of modified star flaps are concerns for long-term reconstructed nipple projection. However, the flap's projection has not been analyzed, based on its thickness. The aim of the present study was to investigate how flap thickness in a modified star flap influences the resulting reconstructed nipple and achieves an appropriate flap width in design. METHODS: Sixty-three patients who underwent nipple reconstruction using a modified star flap following implant-based breast reconstruction between August 2014 and July 2016 were included in this case-controlled study...
May 7, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722709/reach-for-the-stars
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Gina Panozzo
Star Ratings were implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for home healthcare agencies with the first release of measures in 2015 and 2016. Hospital Compare also displays Star Ratings, and Hospice also will soon have the Hospice Information Set displayed on Hospice Compare. Star Ratings in home healthcare are determined by a specific methodology and are based on nine quality areas. One set of Stars designates the nine quality areas and a second set of Stars reflects consumer satisfaction...
May 2018: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718098/current-knowledge-on-the-acute-regulation-of-steroidogenesis
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Vimal Selvaraj, Douglas M Stocco, Barbara J Clark
How rapid induction of steroid hormone biosynthesis occurs in response to trophic hormone stimulation of steroidogenic cells has been a subject of intensive investigation for approximately six decades. A key observation made very early was that acute regulation of steroid biosynthesis required swift and timely synthesis of a new protein whose role appeared to be involved in the delivery of the substrate for all steroid hormones, cholesterol, from the outer to the inner mitochondrial membrane where the process of steroidogenesis begins...
April 27, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706481/estimating-solid-waste-generation-by-hospitality-industry-during-major-festivals-a-quantification-model-based-on-multiple-regression
#15
Muhammad Abdulredha, Rafid Al Khaddar, David Jordan, Patryk Kot, Ali Abdulridha, Khalid Hashim
Major-religious festivals hosted in the city of Kerbala, Iraq, annually generate large quantities of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) which negatively impacts the environment and human health when poorly managed. The hospitality sector, specifically hotels, is one of the major sources of MSW generated during these festivals. Because it is essential to establish a proper waste management system for such festivals, accurate information regarding MSW generation is required. This study therefore investigated the rate of production of MSW from hotels in Kerbala during major festivals...
April 26, 2018: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697778/quality-of-post-acute-care-in-skilled-nursing-facilities-that-disproportionately-serve-black-and-hispanic-patients
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Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez, Momotazur Rahman, Dana B Mukamel, Vincent Mor, Amal N Trivedi
Background: Understanding and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the quality of post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities is an important health policy issue, particularly as the Medicare program initiates value-based payments for these institutions. Methods: Our final cohort included 649,187 Medicare beneficiaries in either the fee-for-service or Medicare Advantage programs, who were 65 and older and were admitted to a skilled nursing facility following an acute hospital stay, from 8,375 skilled nursing facilities...
April 25, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697608/happy-and-unhappy-patients-a-quantitative-analysis-of-online-plastic-surgeon-reviews-for-breast-augmentation
#17
Robert G Dorfman, Chad Purnell, Cecil Qiu, Marco F Ellis, C Bob Basu, John Y S Kim
BACKGROUND: Online reviews have become modern versions of the word-of-mouth recommendation, and prospective patients are increasingly consulting them before making decisions about their surgical care. The authors' objectives were to (1) identify trends in the use of online reviews, and (2) important reasons for patient satisfaction and dissatisfaction with aesthetic surgery. The authors selected breast augmentation as the primary procedure of interest. METHODS: Reviews of the top 10 to 20 most reviewed plastic surgeons in each of six large metropolitan areas were obtained from Google, Yelp, and RealSelf...
May 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694292/the-effect-of-plan-type-and-comprehensive-medication-reviews-on-high-risk-medication-use
#18
Armando Silva Almodovar, David Rhys Axon, Ashley M Coleman, Terri Warholak, Milap C Nahata
BACKGROUND: In 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted a star rating system using performance outcome measures to assess Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) and Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) providers. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between 2 performance outcome measures for Medicare insurance providers, comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs), and high-risk medication use. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included Medicare Part C and Part D performance data from the 2014 and 2015 calendar years...
May 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694183/fate-of-large-scale-structure-in-modified-gravity-after-gw170817-and-grb170817a
#19
Luca Amendola, Martin Kunz, Ippocratis D Saltas, Ignacy Sawicki
The coincident detection of gravitational waves (GW) and a gamma-ray burst from a merger of neutron stars has placed an extremely stringent bound on the speed of GWs. We showed previously that the presence of gravitational slip (η) in cosmology is intimately tied to modifications of GW propagation. This new constraint implies that the only remaining viable source of gravitational slip is a conformal coupling to gravity in scalar-tensor theories, while viable vector-tensor theories cannot now generate gravitational slip at all...
March 30, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694109/prospects-for-detecting-gravitational-waves-at-5-hz-with-ground-based-detectors
#20
Hang Yu, Denis Martynov, Salvatore Vitale, Matthew Evans, David Shoemaker, Bryan Barr, Giles Hammond, Stefan Hild, James Hough, Sabina Huttner, Sheila Rowan, Borja Sorazu, Ludovico Carbone, Andreas Freise, Conor Mow-Lowry, Katherine L Dooley, Paul Fulda, Hartmut Grote, Daniel Sigg
We propose an upgrade to Advanced LIGO (aLIGO), named LIGO-LF, that focuses on improving the sensitivity in the 5-30 Hz low-frequency band, and we explore the upgrade's astrophysical applications. We present a comprehensive study of the detector's technical noises and show that with technologies currently under development, such as interferometrically sensed seismometers and balanced-homodyne readout, LIGO-LF can reach the fundamental limits set by quantum and thermal noises down to 5 Hz. These technologies are also directly applicable to the future generation of detectors...
April 6, 2018: Physical Review Letters
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