keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Quality management

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156288/determination-and-validation-of-soil-thresholds-for-cadmium-based-on-food-quality-standard-and-health-risk-assessment
#1
Changfeng Ding, Yibing Ma, Xiaogang Li, Taolin Zhang, Xingxiang Wang
Cadmium (Cd) is an environmental toxicant with high rates of soil-plant transfer. It is essential to establish an accurate soil threshold for the implementation of soil management practices. This study takes root vegetable as an example to derive soil thresholds for Cd based on the food quality standard as well as health risk assessment using species sensitivity distribution (SSD). A soil type-specific bioconcentration factor (BCF, ratio of Cd concentration in plant to that in soil) generated from soil with a proper Cd concentration gradient was calculated and applied in the derivation of soil thresholds instead of a generic BCF value to minimize the uncertainty...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156257/surrounding-land-cover-types-as-predictors-of-palustrine-wetland-vegetation-quality-in-conterminous-usa
#2
Martin A Stapanian, Brian Gara, William Schumacher
The loss of wetland habitats and their often-unique biological communities is a major environmental concern. We examined vegetation data obtained from 380 wetlands sampled in a statistical survey of wetlands in the USA. Our goal was to identify which surrounding land cover types best predict two indices of vegetation quality in wetlands at the regional scale. We considered palustrine wetlands in four regions (Coastal Plains, North Central East, Interior Plains, and West) in which the dominant vegetation was emergent, forested, or scrub-shrub...
November 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156179/dietary-management-of-obesity-cornerstones-of-healthy-eating-patterns
#3
REVIEW
Alissa D Smethers, Barbara J Rolls
Several dietary patterns, both macronutrient and food based, can lead to weight loss. A key strategy for weight management that can be applied across dietary patterns is to reduce energy density. Clinical trials show that reducing energy density is effective for weight loss and weight loss maintenance. A variety of practical strategies and tools can help facilitate successful weight management by reducing energy density, providing portion control, and improving diet quality. The flexibility of energy density gives patients options to tailor and personalize their dietary pattern to reduce energy intake for sustainable weight loss...
January 2018: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156087/fundamental-nursing-care-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence-on-the-effect-of-nursing-care-interventions-for-nutrition-elimination-mobility-and-hygiene
#4
David A Richards, Angelique Hilli, Claire Pentecost, Victoria A Goodwin, Julia Frost
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of nursing interventions for people's nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene needs. BACKGROUND: Patient experience of health care is sensitive to nursing quality. A refocus on fundamental nursing care is undermined by lack of evidence of effectiveness for interventions in core areas such as elimination, nutrition, mobility and hygiene. DESIGN: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW: METHODS: We searched for and included experimental studies on interventions by professionally qualified and unregistered nurses that addressed participants' nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene needs...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155765/continuous-hydrologic-and-water-quality-monitoring-of-vernal-ponds
#5
Odette Mina, Heather E Gall, Joseph W Chandler, Jeremy Harper, Malcolm Taylor
Vernal ponds, also referred to as vernal pools, provide critical ecosystem services and habitat for a variety of threatened and endangered species. However, they are vulnerable parts of the landscapes that are often poorly understood and understudied. Land use and management practices, as well as climate change are thought to be a contribution to the global amphibian decline. However, more research is needed to understand the extent of these impacts. Here, we present methodology for characterizing a vernal pond's morphology and detail a monitoring station that can be used to collect water quantity and quality data over the duration of a vernal pond's hydroperiod...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155675/enhancing-workforce-capacity-to-improve-vaccination-data-quality-uganda
#6
Kirsten Ward, Kevin Mugenyi, Amalia Benke, Henry Luzze, Carol Kyozira, Ampeire Immaculate, Patricia Tanifum, Annet Kisakye, Peter Bloland, Adam MacNeil
In Uganda, vaccine dose administration data are often not available or are of insufficient quality to optimally plan, monitor, and evaluate program performance. A collaboration of partners aimed to address these key issues by deploying data improvement teams (DITs) to improve data collection, management, analysis, and use in district health offices and health facilities. During November 2014-September 2016, DITs visited all districts and 89% of health facilities in Uganda. DITs identified gaps in awareness and processes, assessed accuracy of data, and provided on-the-job training to strengthen systems and improve healthcare workers' knowledge and skills in data quality...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155409/biomaterial-strategies-for-limiting-the-impact-of-secondary-events-following-spinal-cord-injury
#7
Trevor R Ham, Nic D Leipzig
The nature of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) often involves limited recovery and long-term quality of life complications. The initial injury sets off a variety of secondary cascades, which result in an expanded lesion area. Ultimately, the native tissue fails to regenerate. As treatments are developed in the laboratory, the management of this secondary cascade is an important first step in achieving recovery of normal function. Current literature identifies four broad targets for intervention: inflammation, oxidative stress, disruption of the blood-spinal cord barrier, and formation of an inhibitory glial scar...
November 20, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155342/predictors-before-and-after-multimodal-rehabilitation-for-pain-acceptance-and-engagement-in-activities-at-a-one-year-follow-up-for-patients-with-whiplash-associated-disorders-wad-a-study-based-on-the-swedish-quality-registry-for-pain-rehabilitation-sqrp
#8
Anne Söderlund, Monika Löfgren, Britt-Marie Stålnacke
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that pain acceptance strategies related to psychological flexibility are important in the presence of chronic musculoskeletal pain. However, the predictors of these strategies have not been studied extensively in patients with Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to predict chronic pain acceptance and engagement in activities at one-year follow-up with pain intensity, fear of movement, perceived responses from significant others, outcome expectancies, and demographic variables in patients with WAD before and after multimodal rehabilitation (MMR)...
November 16, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155030/transcriptome-analysis-and-discovery-of-genes-involved-in-immune-pathways-from-coelomocytes-of-onchidium-struma-after-bacterial-challenge
#9
Mingming Zhang, Guo Qiao, Qiang Li, De-Hai Xu, Zhitao Qi, Aiming Wang, Mengyao Xu, Jintian Huang
Onchidium struma widely distributes in subtidal and low-tidal zones, which is considered to be an economical species with rich nutrition, a valuable biomonitor for heavy metal pollution and a representative species for evolution from ocean to land. However, there is limited genetic information available for O. struma development. This study compared transcriptomic profiles of coelomocytes from normal and bacteria infected O. struma by Illumina-based paired-end sequencing to explore the molecular immune mechanism of O...
November 15, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154935/ghrelin-alleviates-paclitaxel-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-and-enhancing-mitochondrial-anti-oxidant-functions-in-mice
#10
Nobuyuki Ishii, Hironobu Tsubouchi, Ayako Miura, Shigehisa Yanagi, Hiroaki Ueno, Kazutaka Shiomi, Masamitsu Nakazato
Paclitaxel is an effective chemotherapeutic agent, but has some treatment-limiting adverse effects that markedly decrease patients' quality of life. Peripheral neuropathy is one of these, and no treatment for it has been established yet. Ghrelin, an endogenous ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor, is secreted from the stomach and has widespread effects on multiple systems. We investigated the pharmacological potential of ghrelin in preventing paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy using wild-type mice, ghrelin-null mice, and growth hormone secretagogue receptor-null mice...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154853/standards-and-guidelines-for-validating-next-generation-sequencing-bioinformatics-pipelines-a-joint-recommendation-of-the-association-for-molecular-pathology-and-the-college-of-american-pathologists
#11
REVIEW
Somak Roy, Christopher Coldren, Arivarasan Karunamurthy, Nefize S Kip, Eric W Klee, Stephen E Lincoln, Annette Leon, Mrudula Pullambhatla, Robyn L Temple-Smolkin, Karl V Voelkerding, Chen Wang, Alexis B Carter
Bioinformatics pipelines are an integral component of next-generation sequencing (NGS). Processing raw sequence data to detect genomic alterations has significant impact on disease management and patient care. Because of the lack of published guidance, there is currently a high degree of variability in how members of the global molecular genetics and pathology community establish and validate bioinformatics pipelines. Improperly developed, validated, and/or monitored pipelines may generate inaccurate results that may have negative consequences for patient care...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154741/identification-of-factors-affecting-colostrum-quality-of-dairy-lacaune-ewes-assessed-with-the-brix-refractometer
#12
Laura Torres-Rovira, Jose-Luis Pesantez-Pacheco, Fernando Hernandez, Laura Elvira-Partida, Maria-Luz Perez-Solana, Juan-Vicente Gonzalez-Martin, Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes, Susana Astiz
In this Research Communication we assessed factors affecting colostrum quality of dairy Lacaune ewes using the Brix-refractometer. Colostrum from 536 lambings from one commercial intensive dairy Lacaune farm were analysed for the following factors with potential influence in colostrum quality: (1) ewe parity (n = 84-132), (2) length of previous dry period (PDP) (n = 23-214), (3) age at first lambing (AFL) of primiparous ewes (n = 9-88), (4) lambing season (n = 192 or 344), and (5) year (2011-2013, n = 142-203)...
November 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154427/design-of-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-dose-titration-by-specialized-nurses-in-patients-with-heart-failure-etific-study-protocol
#13
Juana Oyanguren, LLuisa García-Garrido, Magdalena Nebot Margalef, Iñaki Lekuona, Josep Comin-Colet, Nicolás Manito, Julia Roure, Pilar Ruiz Rodriguez, Cristina Enjuanes, Pedro Latorre, Jesús Torcal Laguna, Susana García-Gutiérrez
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) is associated with many hospital admissions and relatively high mortality, rates decreasing with administration of beta-blockers (BBs), angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists. The effect is dose dependent, suboptimal doses being common in clinical practice. The 2012 European guidelines recommend close monitoring and dose titration by HF nurses. Our main aim is to compare BB doses achieved by patients after 4 months in intervention (HF nurse-managed) and control (cardiologist-managed) groups...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154396/nurses-experiences-of-unprofessional-behaviors-in-the-emergency-department-a-qualitative-study
#14
Naser Parizad, Hadi Hassankhani, Azad Rahmani, Eesa Mohammadi, Violeta Lopez, Michelle Cleary
The nursing profession is focused on serving others and has high expectations that each member behaves professionally and ethically, as articulated in nursing codes of practice and conduct. Where these are not upheld, inappropriate and unprofessional workplace behaviors follow. Regrettably, unprofessional behavior is neither new nor constrained to the nursing profession, but is known to negatively impact staff and workplace relationships, and importantly, patient safety and care. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore Iranian nurses' experiences of professional communication between colleagues in the emergency department...
November 20, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154147/selecting-the-minimum-data-set-and-quantitative-soil-quality-indexing-of-alkaline-soils-under-different-land-uses-in-northeastern-china
#15
Pujia Yu, Shiwei Liu, Liang Zhang, Qiang Li, Daowei Zhou
Understanding the influences of land use conversions on soil quality (SQ) and function are essential to adopt proper agricultural management practices for a specific region. The primary objective of this study was to develop soil quality indices (SQIs) to assess the short-term influences of different land uses on SQ in semiarid alkaline grassland in northeastern China. Land use treatments were corn cropland (Corn), alfalfa perennial forage (Alfalfa), monoculture Lyemus chinensis grassland (MG) and successional regrowth grassland (SRG), which were applied for five years...
November 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154115/ecological-risk-assessment-of-microcystin-lr-in-the-upstream-section-of-the-haihe-river-based-on-a-species-sensitivity-distribution-model
#16
Zhiguang Niu, Lei Du, Jiafu Li, Ying Zhang, Zhiwei Lv
The eutrophication of surface water has been the main problem of water quality management in recent decades, and the ecological risk of microcystin-LR (MC-LR), which is the by-product of eutrophication, has drawn more attention worldwide. The aims of our study were to determine the predicted no effect concentration (PNEC) of MC-LR and to assess the ecological risk of MC-LR in the upstream section of the Haihe River. HC5 (hazardous concentration for 5% of biological species) and PNEC were obtained from a species sensitivity distribution (SSD) model, which was constructed with the acute toxicity data of MC-LR on aquatic organisms...
November 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154069/nigella-sativa-improves-glucose-homeostasis-and-serum-lipids-in-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Reza Daryabeygi-Khotbehsara, Mahdieh Golzarand, Mohammad Payam Ghaffari, Kurosh Djafarian
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE(S): Global prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is very high and is currently growing alarmingly. With respect to recent researchers' attention to the potential role of herbal medicine in disease prevention and management, the present meta-analysis review investigates the effectiveness of Nigella sativa (N. sativa), a popular herb, in T2D. METHODS: Literature search was conducted covering PubMed/Medline, Scopus, and Cochrane Registry of Clinical Trials up to February 2017 to obtain the relevant published intervention studies...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153941/the-impact-of-readmission-hospital-on-failure-to-rescue-rates-following-major-urologic-cancer-surgery
#18
Jasmir G Nayak, Sarah K Holt, Jonathan L Wright, Matthew Mossanen, Atreya Dash, John L Gore
PURPOSE: Patients readmitted to secondary hospitals rather than the primary hospital where their surgery took place may be at risk for poorer outcomes. We sought to evaluate the effect of site of readmission on failure-to-rescue complication rates following urologic cancer surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of major urologic cancer surgeries in the Washington State Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System between 1998 and 2013. Failure-to-rescue (FTR) rates, defined as inpatient death after a complication requiring hospital readmission, were compared between patients readmitted to their primary hospital with those readmitted to a secondary hospital...
November 16, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153922/e-health-in-switzerland-the-laborious-adoption-of-the-federal-law-on-electronic-health-records-ehr-and-health-information-exchange-hie-networks
#19
Carlo De Pietro, Igor Francetic
Within the framework of a broader e-health strategy launched a decade ago, in 2015 Switzerland passed a new federal law on patients' electronic health records (EHR). The reform requires hospitals to adopt interoperable EHRs to facilitate data sharing and cooperation among healthcare providers, ultimately contributing to improvements in quality of care and efficiency in the health system. Adoption is voluntary for ambulatories and private practices, that may however be pushed towards EHRs by patients. The latter have complete discretion in the choice of the health information to share...
November 10, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153921/zika-virus-epidemic-in-puerto-rico-health-justice-too-long-delayed
#20
Carlos E Rodríguez-Díaz, Adriana Garriga-López, Souhail M Malavé-Rivera, Ricardo L Vargas-Molina
Over the course of 16 months, more than 35400 cases of Zika virus infection have been confirmed in Puerto Rico. This represents 85% of all cases reported in the USA and its territories. The Zika epidemic is exposing the profound failure of socioeconomic policies, as well as the failure to protect sexual and reproductive health rights in Puerto Rico. Considering the high poverty rates, high levels of sexuality-related stigma, poor quality sex education, limited access to contraception, and limited participation in the allocation of resources for prevention, it is unreasonable to focus public health efforts to prevent Zika virus infection on vector control...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
keyword
keyword
28130
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"