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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813416/large-turbulent-reservoirs-of-cold-molecular-gas-around-high-redshift-starburst-galaxies
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E Falgarone, M A Zwaan, B Godard, E Bergin, R J Ivison, P M Andreani, F Bournaud, R S Bussmann, D Elbaz, A Omont, I Oteo, F Walter
Starburst galaxies at the peak of cosmic star formation are among the most extreme star-forming engines in the Universe, producing stars over about 100 million years (ref. 2). The star-formation rates of these galaxies, which exceed 100 solar masses per year, require large reservoirs of cold molecular gas to be delivered to their cores, despite strong feedback from stars or active galactic nuclei. Consequently, starburst galaxies are ideal for studying the interplay between this feedback and the growth of a galaxy...
August 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806724/one-star-rating-for-a-five-star-program-evaluating-hospital-compare
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J M Shapiro
OBJECTIVES: For healthcare systems of any size, it is important to minimize costs while maximizing outcomes. One idea of how to achieve these goals has been the reduction in hospital-related complications, including infection and surgical complications, among others. In the United States, policy makers recently adopted the 'Hospital Compare' program as a way to encourage consumers and improve hospitals. This article evaluates the effectiveness of this policy. STUDY DESIGN: This article uses an observed cohort study of most US hospitals across four different indices...
August 11, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805747/what-is-nutritious-snack-food-a-comparison-of-expert-and-layperson-assessments
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Tamara Bucher, Christina Hartmann, Megan E Rollo, Clare E Collins
The term "nutritious" is being increasingly used by product manufacturers but the term is not currently regulated as a nutrition claim. It is unclear how lay consumers and experts define and interpret the term or how they evaluate the "nutritiousness" of various foods. To address this evidence gap, a mixed methods design was applied and both nutrition experts (n = 206) and lay participants (n = 269) provided definitions of the term "nutritious" and evaluated the "nutritiousness" of 20 different snack foods in a cross-sectional survey...
August 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791876/limited-awareness-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-among-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-in-new%C3%A2-york-city
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Matthew Garnett, Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Julie Franks, Eleanor Hayes-Larson, Wafaa M El-Sadr, Sharon Mannheimer
Awareness of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was assessed among a cohort of substance-using black men who have sex with men and transgender women (MSM/TGW) participating in the STAR Study, which recruited black MSM/TGW in New York City for HIV testing and linked HIV-infected individuals into care from July 2012 to April 2015. Sociodemographic, psychosocial, known HIV risk factors, and PrEP awareness were assessed among participants. Multivariable logistic regression was conducted to assess factors associated with PrEP awareness...
August 9, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782129/volumetric-mri-thermometry-using-a-three-dimensional-stack-of-stars-echo-planar-imaging-pulse-sequence
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Sumeeth V Jonathan, William A Grissom
PURPOSE: To measure temperature over a large brain volume with fine spatiotemporal resolution. METHODS: A three-dimensional stack-of-stars echo-planar imaging sequence combining echo-planar imaging and radial sampling with golden angle spacing was implemented at 3T for proton resonance frequency-shift temperature imaging. The sequence acquires a 188x188x43 image matrix with 1.5x1.5x2.75 mm(3) spatial resolution. Temperature maps were reconstructed using sensitivity encoding (SENSE) image reconstruction followed by the image domain hybrid method, and using the k-space hybrid method...
August 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780533/nursing-home-facebook-reviews-who-has-them-and-how-do-they-relate-to-other-measures-of-quality-and-experience
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Jennifer Gaudet Hefele, Yue Li, Lauren Campbell, Adrita Barooah, Joyce Wang
BACKGROUND: The growing use of social media creates opportunities for patients and families to provide feedback and rate individual healthcare providers. Whereas previous studies have examined this emerging trend in hospital and physician settings, little is known about user ratings of nursing homes (NHs) and how these ratings relate to other measures of quality. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between Facebook user-generated NH ratings and other measures of NH satisfaction/experience and quality...
August 5, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780348/integration-of-in-silico-approaches-to-determination-of-endocrine-disrupting-perfluorinated-chemicals-binding-potency-with-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-protein
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K Kranthi Kumar, B Uma Devi, P Neeraja
A myriad of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) have the ability to interfere with steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) protein. Consequently, PFCs breaches cholesterol biotransformation in mitochondria and cause fatal consequences in steroidogenesis however, these were poorly characterized. In the present study, we have evaluated toxic potencies, nuclear mediated probabilities and interaction profiles with StAR of PFCs using computational system biology tools. Toxicity endpoints revealed that PFCs contain high carcinogenicity, developmental toxicity, skin sensitization effects with low mutagenic activity...
August 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761718/an-observational-study-of-spectators-step-counts-and-reasons-for-attending-a-professional-golf-tournament-in-scotland
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Andrew D Murray, Kieran Turner, Daryll Archibald, Chloe Schiphorst, Steffan Arthur Griffin, Hilary Scott, Roger Hawkes, Paul Kelly, Liz Grant, Nanette Mutrie
BACKGROUND: Spectators at several hundred golf tournaments on six continents worldwide may gain health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) during their time at the event. This study aims to investigate spectators' reasons for attending and assess spectator physical activity (PA) (measured by step count). METHODS: Spectators at the Paul Lawrie Matchplay event in Scotland (August 2016) were invited to take part in this study. They were asked to complete a brief questionnaire with items to assess (1) demographics, (2) reasons for attendance and (3) baseline PA...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759896/an-analysis-of-diagnoses-that-drive-readmission-what-can-we-learn-from-the-hospitals-in-southern-new-england-with-the-highest-and-lowest-readmission-performance
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Blake Morphis, Rouba Youssef, Rebekah Gardner, Elizabeth M Goldberg
T Background: The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program was instituted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2012 to incentivize hospitals to reduce readmissions. OBJECTIVE: To examine the most common diagnoses driving readmissions among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries in the hospitals with the highest and lowest readmission performance in Southern New England from 2014 to 2016. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study using publicly available Hospital Compare data and Medicare Part A claims data...
August 1, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749800/nurse-communication-s-effect-on-cms-star-ratings
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Annette L Amey, Esther E Burlingame, Kindra Welch, Megan Moakler, Linda Fahey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744802/survival-of-the-scandinavian-total-ankle-replacement-star-results-of-ten-to-nineteen%C3%A2-years-follow-up
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Arno Frigg, Ursula Germann, Martin Huber, Monika Horisberger
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate survival and clinical outcome of the Scandinavian total ankle replacement (STAR) prosthesis after a minimum of ten years up to a maximum of 19 years. METHODS: Fifty STAR prostheses in 46 patients with end stage ankle osteoarthritis operated between 1996 and 2006 by the same surgeon (MH) were included. Minimal follow-up was ten years (median 14.6 years, 95% confidence interval [CI] 12.9-16.4). Clinical (Kofoed score) and radiological assessments were taken before the operation and at one, ten (+2), and 16 (±3) years after implantation...
July 26, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725856/association-between-medicare-star-ratings-for-patient-experience-and-medicare-spending-per-beneficiary-for-us-hospitals
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Stephen Trzeciak, John P Gaughan, Joshua Bosire, Mark Angelo, Adam S Holzberg, Anthony J Mazzarelli
OBJECTIVE: To test the association between patient experience and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) spending at the hospital level. METHODS: Using CMS Hospital Compare data set, we analyzed 2014 data for CMS patient experience star ratings and the hospital Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) Measure, which assesses price-standardized, risk-adjusted payments for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries for an episode of care from 3 days before hospital admission to 30 days following discharge...
March 2017: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721540/temporal-expression-of-cumulus-cell-marker-genes-during-in-vitro-maturation-and-oocyte-developmental-competence
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Arindam Dhali, Pradeep Krishna Javvaji, Atul P Kolte, Joseph Rabinson Francis, Sudhir C Roy, Veerasamy Sejian
PURPOSE: Cumulus cells (CC) play important roles in oocyte development and cumulus expressed genes can be used as markers for oocyte quality. This study aimed to investigate temporal changes in the expression of cumulus marker genes during oocyte maturation as possible biomarkers of embryo developmental competence in ovine. METHODS: Gene expression was assessed in the CC of the BCB+ (developmentally competent) and BCB- (developmentally poor) oocytes at 0, 12, and 24 h of in vitro maturation (IVM)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717900/elements-of-program-design-in-medicare-s-value-based-and-alternative-payment-models-a-narrative-review
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Karen E Joynt Maddox, Aditi P Sen, Lok Wong Samson, Rachael B Zuckerman, Nancy DeLew, Arnold M Epstein
Increasing emphasis on value in health care has spurred the development of value-based and alternative payment models. Inherent in these models are choices around program scope (broad vs. narrow); selecting absolute or relative performance targets; rewarding improvement, achievement, or both; and offering penalties, rewards, or both. We examined and classified current Medicare payment models-the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program (HVBP), Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program (HACRP), Medicare Advantage Quality Star Rating program, Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM) and its successor, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) on these elements of program design and reviewed the literature to place findings in context...
July 17, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717573/in-vivo-digital-wavefront-sensing-using-swept-source-oct
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Abhishek Kumar, Lara M Wurster, Matthias Salas, Laurin Ginner, Wolfgang Drexler, Rainer A Leitgeb
Sub-aperture based digital adaptive optics is demonstrated in a fiber based point scanning optical coherence tomography system using a 1060 nm swept source laser. To detect optical aberrations in-vivo, a small lateral field of view of ~[Formula: see text] is scanned on the sample at a high volume rate of 17 Hz (~1.3 kHz B-scan rate) to avoid any significant lateral and axial motion of the sample, and is used as a "guide star" for the sub-aperture based DAO. The proof of principle is demonstrated using a micro-beads phantom sample, wherein a significant root mean square wavefront error (RMS WFE) of 1...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714433/ultra-processed-family-foods-in-australia-nutrition-claims-health-claims-and-marketing-techniques
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Claire Elizabeth Pulker, Jane Anne Scott, Christina Mary Pollard
OBJECTIVE: To objectively evaluate voluntary nutrition and health claims and marketing techniques present on packaging of high-market-share ultra-processed foods (UPF) in Australia for their potential impact on public health. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Packaging information from five high-market-share food manufacturers and one retailer were obtained from supermarket and manufacturers' websites. SUBJECTS: Ingredients lists for 215 UPF were examined for presence of added sugar...
July 17, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706068/reconciling-solar-and-stellar-magnetic-cycles-with-nonlinear-dynamo-simulations
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A Strugarek, P Beaudoin, P Charbonneau, A S Brun, J-D do Nascimento
The magnetic fields of solar-type stars are observed to cycle over decadal periods-11 years in the case of the Sun. The fields originate in the turbulent convective layers of stars and have a complex dependency upon stellar rotation rate. We have performed a set of turbulent global simulations that exhibit magnetic cycles varying systematically with stellar rotation and luminosity. We find that the magnetic cycle period is inversely proportional to the Rossby number, which quantifies the influence of rotation on turbulent convection...
July 14, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702465/a-dynamic-transmission-model-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-infection-control-strategies
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Karim Khader, Alun Thomas, W Charles Huskins, Molly Leecaster, Yue Zhang, Tom Greene, Andrew Redd, Matthew H Samore
BACKGROUND: The advancement of knowledge about control of antibiotic resistance depends on the rigorous evaluation of alternative intervention strategies. The STAR*ICU trial examined the effects of active surveillance and expanded barrier precautions on acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) in intensive care units. We report a reanalyses of the STAR*ICU trial using a Bayesian transmission modeling framework. METHODS: The data included admission and discharge times and surveillance test times and results...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701293/online-reviews-as-health-data-examining-the-association-between-availability-of-health-care-services-and-patient-star-ratings-exemplified-by-the-yelp-academic-dataset
#19
Nam N Tran, Joon Lee
BACKGROUND: There have been public health interventions that aim to reduce barriers to health care access by extending opening hours of health care facilities. However, the impact of opening hours from the patient's perspective is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the relationship between temporal accessibility of health care services and how patients rate the providers on Yelp, an online review website that is popular in the United States...
July 12, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698819/the-effects-of-melatonin-on-bovine-uniparental-embryos-development-in-vitro-and-the-hormone-secretion-of-cocs
#20
Shujuan Wang, Baoru Liu, Wenju Liu, Yao Xiao, Hualin Zhang, Liguo Yang
Melatonin is a unique multifunctional molecule that mediates reproductive functions in animals. In this study, we investigated the effects of melatonin on bovine parthenogenetic and androgenetic embryonic development, oocyte maturation, the reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in parthenogenetic and androgenetic embryos and cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) hormone secretion with melatonin supplementation at four concentrations (0, 10, 20, and 30 pmol/mL), respectively. The results showed that melatonin significantly promoted the rates of bovine parthenogenetic and androgenetic embryonic cleavage and morula and blastocysts development (P < 0...
2017: PeerJ
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