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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792503/revisiting-carroll-s-survey-of-factor-analytic-studies-implications-for-the-clinical-assessment-of-intelligence
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Nicholas F Benson, A Alexander Beaujean, Ryan J McGill, Stefan C Dombrowski
John Carroll's three-stratum theory (and the decades of research behind its development) is foundational to the contemporary practice of intellectual assessment. The present study addresses some limitations of Carroll's work: specification, reproducibility with more modern methods, and interpretive relevance. We reanalyzed select data sets from Carroll's survey of factor analytic studies using confirmatory factor analysis as well as modern indices of interpretive relevance. For the majority of data sets, we found that Carroll likely extracted too many factors representing Stratum II abilities...
May 24, 2018: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792047/annals-express-phenotyping-and-relative-quantification-of-vitamin-d-binding-protein-in-a-pediatric-population-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Ana Isabel Cillero, Eduardo Martínez-Morillo, Laura Mantecón, Mª Agustina Alonso, Helena Gil-Peña, Fernando Santos, Francisco V Alvarez
BACKGROUND: Adequate levels of vitamin D are required to ensure bone health and minimize the incidence of multiple extraskeletal diseases. Although total 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) remains the recommended biomarker for assessing vitamin D status, it has been speculated that free 25OHD correlates better with clinical outcomes. The calculation of free 25OHD depends on the levels of vitamin D binding protein (DBP), the determination of which involves different immunoassays and has led to varying results and conclusions...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791640/factors-associated-to-the-dependence-of-older-adults-with-diabetes-mellitus-type-2
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Adélia Dayane Guimarães Fonseca, Carla Silvana de Oliveira E Silva, Dulce Aparecida Barbosa, Elaine Cristina Santos Alves, Lucinéia de Pinho, Maria Fernanda Santos Figueiredo Brito, Mônica Antar Gamba
OBJECTIVE: to identify factors associated to the dependence of older adults with Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Method: analytical and epidemiological study with 99 older adults. The Brazilian Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire and a questionnaire composed by socio-demographic and clinical variables were used. The independent variables were described and compared to the level of dependence obtained by the chi-square test or the Fisher test, the strength of association was estimated by Odds Ratio and multiple regression...
2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791638/assessment-of-ulceration-risk-in-diabetic-individuals
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Luz Marina Alfonso Dutra, Maria Rita Carvalho Garbi Novaes, Manuela Costa Melo, Danyelle Lorrane Carneiro Veloso, Dayane Leticia Faustino, Leila Maria Sales Sousa
OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors for foot ulceration through the tracing of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease in individuals with type I and II diabetes, who were assisted in reference centers of the Federal District, Brazil. METHOD: a cross-sectional and analytical study, with the assessment of 117 individuals in outpatient clinics of the Federal District. Continuous variables were compared through Mann-Whitney test, and categorized variables, through Chi-square test for univariate analysis and Logistics regression test for multivariate analysis...
2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791620/intervention-time-until-discharge-for-newborns-on-transition-from-gavage-to-exclusive-oral-feeding
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Andréa Monteiro Correia Medeiros, Blenda Karen Batista Ramos, Déborah Letticia Santana Santos Bomfim, Conceição Lima Alvelos, Talita Cardoso da Silva, Ikaro Daniel de Carvalho Barreto, Felipe Batista Santos, Ricardo Queiroz Gurgel
Purpose Measure the intervention time required for transition from gavage to exclusive oral feeding, comparing newborns exposed exclusively to the mother's breast with those who, in addition to breastfeeding, received supplementation using a cup or baby bottle. Methods Analytical, longitudinal, cohort study conducted with 165 newborns (NB) divided into groups according to severity of medical complications (G1-with no complications; G2-with significant complications), and into subgroups according to feeding mechanism (A and B)...
2018: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791591/searching-for-the-best-real-time-rt-pcrs-to-detect-zika-virus-infections-the-importance-of-comparing-several-protocols
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F M de Moraes, D L A Espósito, T M Klein, B A L da Fonseca
Clinical manifestations of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya virus infections are very similar, making it difficult to reach a diagnosis based only on clinical grounds. In addition, there is an intense cross-reactivity between antibodies directed to Zika virus and other flaviviruses, and an accurate Zika diagnosis is best achieved by real-time RT-PCR. However, some real-time RT-PCR show better performance than others. To reach the best possible Zika diagnosis, the analytic sensitivity of some probe-based real-time RT-PCR amplifying Zika virus RNA was evaluated in spiked and clinical samples...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791243/amcp-partnership-forum-managing-care-in-the-wave-of-precision-medicine
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Precision medicine, the customization of health care to an individual's genetic profile while accounting for biomarkers and lifestyle, has increasingly been adopted by health care stakeholders to guide the development of treatment options, improve treatment decision making, provide more patient-centered care, and better inform coverage and reimbursement decisions. Despite these benefits, key challenges prevent its broader use and adoption. On December 7-8, 2017, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy convened a group of stakeholders to discuss these challenges and provide recommendations to facilitate broader adoption and use of precision medicine across health care settings...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789878/nuts-as-a-replacement-for-carbohydrates-in-the-diabetic-diet-a-reanalysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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David J A Jenkins, Cyril W C Kendall, Benoît Lamarche, Monica S Banach, Korbua Srichaikul, Edward Vidgen, Sandy Mitchell, Tina Parker, Stephanie Nishi, Balachandran Bashyam, Russell J de Souza, Christopher Ireland, Sathish C Pichika, Joseph Beyene, John L Sievenpiper, Robert G Josse
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: In line with current advice, we assessed the effect of replacing carbohydrate consumption with mixed nut consumption, as a source of unsaturated fat, on cardiovascular risk factors and HbA1c in type 2 diabetes. The data presented here are from a paper that was retracted at the authors' request ( https://doi.org/10.2337/dc16-rt02 ) owing to lack of adjustment for repeated measures in the same individual. Our aim, therefore, was to fix the error and add new complementary data of interest, including information on clotting factors and LDL particle size...
May 23, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789557/measuring-coverage-and-accuracy-of-whole-exome-sequencing-in-clinical-context
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Sek Won Kong, In-Hee Lee, Xuanshi Liu, Joel N Hirschhorn, Kenneth D Mandl
PurposeTo evaluate the coverage and accuracy of whole-exome sequencing (WES) across vendors.MethodsBlood samples from three trios underwent WES at three vendors. Relative performance of the three WES services was measured for breadth and depth of coverage. The false-negative rates (FNRs) were estimated using the segregation pattern within each trio.ResultsMean depth of coverage for all genes was 189.0, 124.9, and 38.3 for the three vendor services. Fifty-five of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics 56 genes, but only 56 of 63 pharmacogenes, were 100% covered at 10 × in at least one of the nine individuals for all vendors; however, there was substantial interindividual variability...
April 12, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789336/illness-identity-a-novel-predictor-for-healthcare-use-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Liesbet Van Bulck, Eva Goossens, Koen Luyckx, Leen Oris, Silke Apers, Philip Moons
BACKGROUND: To optimize healthcare use of adults with congenital heart disease, all important predictors of healthcare utilization should be identified. Clinical and psychological characteristics (eg, age and depression) have been found to be associated with healthcare use. However, the concept of illness identity, which assesses the degree to which congenital heart disease is integrated into one's identity, has not yet been investigated in association with healthcare use. Hence, the purpose of the study is to examine the predictive value of illness identity for healthcare use...
May 22, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788552/an-analytical-dose-averaged-let-calculation-algorithm-considering-the-off-axis-let-enhancement-by-secondary-protons-for-spot-scanning-proton-therapy
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Shusuke Hirayama, Taeko Matsuura, Ueda Hideaki, Yusuke Fujii, Takaaki Fujii, Seishin Takao, Naoki Miyamoto, Shinichi Shimizu, Rintaro Fujimoto, Kikuo Umegaki, Hiroki Shirato
PURPOSE: To evaluate the biological effects of proton beams as part of daily clinical routine, fast and accurate calculation of dose-averaged linear energy transfer (LETd ) is required. In this study, we have developed the analytical LETd calculation method based on the pencil-beam algorithm (PBA) considering the off-axis enhancement by secondary protons. This algorithm (PBA-dLET) was then validated using Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) results. METHODS: In PBA-dLET, LET values were assigned separately for each individual dose kernel based on the PBA...
May 22, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787922/the-association-of-panic-and-hyperventilation-with-psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alaric M Indranada, Saul A Mullen, Roderick Duncan, David J Berlowitz, Richard A A Kanaan
INTRODUCTION: Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) are events that appear epileptic but are instead thought to have a psychological origin. Increased rates of several psychiatric disorders have been reported in PNES, including anxiety and panic disorders. Some theories suggest panic and/or hyperventilation have aetiological roles in PNES, though these remain unproven. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of associations of panic and hyperventilation with PNES using Ovid Medline and PubMed, and a meta-analysis where appropriate...
May 19, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787445/deployment-of-the-dosikit-system-under-operational-conditions-experience-from-a-french-defense-national-nuclear-exercise
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F Entine, J Bensimon Etzol, C Bettencourt, M Dondey, X Michel, G Gagna, G Gellie, Y Corre, N Ugolin, S Chevillard, J-C Amabile
Estimation of the dose received by accidentally irradiated victims is based on a tripod: clinical, biological, and physical dosimetry. The DosiKit system is an operational and mobile biodosimetry device allowing the measurement of external irradiation directly on the site of a radiological accident. This tool is based on capillary blood sample and hair follicle collection. The aim is to obtain a whole-body and local-surface dose assessment. This paper is about the technical evaluation of the DosiKit; the analytical process and scientific validation are briefly described...
July 2018: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786469/estimation-versus-falsification-approaches-in-sport-and-exercise-science
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Michael Wilkinson, Edward M Winter
There has been a recent resurgence in debate about methods for statistical inference in science. The debate addresses statistical concepts and their impact on the value and meaning of analyses' outcomes. In contrast, philosophical underpinnings of approaches and the extent to which analytical tools match philosophical goals of the scientific method have received less attention. This short piece considers application of the scientific method to "what-is-the-influence-of x-on-y" type questions characteristic of sport and exercise science...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786456/what-everybody-should-know-about-postural-changes
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Benoit Dugué, Giovanni Lombardi, Giuseppe Banfi
Posture changes have been known for a long time to influence the concentration of many analytes in blood especially macromolecules. It is very clear that when someone switches from supine to sitting or standing or from sitting to standing a hemoconcentration is induced. Similarly, when someone switches from standing to sitting or lying a hemodilution occurs. In the context of clinical chemistry, rules have been issued to buffer the impact of postural changes close to the blood specimen collection (e.g. 15 min of seated rest before the blood puncture)...
May 22, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786153/vasa-previa-screening-strategies-a-decision-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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R G Sinkey, A O Odibo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to perform a decision and cost-effectiveness analysis comparing four screening strategies for the antenatal diagnosis of vasa previa among singleton pregnancies. METHODS: A decision-analytic model was constructed comparing vasa previa screening strategies. Published probabilities and costs were applied to four transvaginal screening scenarios which occurred at the time of mid-trimester ultrasound: no screening, ultrasound-indicated screening, screening pregnancies conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF), and universal screening...
May 22, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786047/establishment-of-a-quantitative-medical-technology-evaluation-system-and-indicators-within-medical-institutions
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Suo-Wei Wu, Tong Chen, Qi Pan, Liang-Yu Wei, Qin Wang, Chao Li, Jing-Chen Song, Ji Luo
Background: The development and application of medical technologies reflect the medical quality and clinical capacity of a hospital. It is also an effective approach in upgrading medical service and core competitiveness among medical institutions. This study aimed to build a quantitative medical technology evaluation system through questionnaire survey within medical institutions to perform an assessment to medical technologies more objectively and accurately, and promote the management of medical quality technologies and ensure the medical safety of various operations among the hospitals...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785681/diabetes-symptoms-predictors-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-type-1-or-type-2-diabetes
#18
James W Varni, Alan M Delamater, Korey K Hood, Jennifer K Raymond, Kimberly A Driscoll, Jenise C Wong, Saleh Adi, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Ellen K Grishman, Melissa A Faith, Sarah D Corathers, Jessica C Kichler, Jennifer L Miller, Elena M Doskey, Vincent P Aguirre, Robert W Heffer, Don P Wilson
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to investigate the patient-reported diabetes symptoms predictors of generic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adolescents and young adults (AYA) with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The 15-item PedsQL™ 3.2 Diabetes Module Diabetes Symptoms Summary Score and PedsQL™ 4.0 Generic Core Scales were completed in a 10-site national field test study by 513 AYA ages 13-25 years with type 1 (n = 424) or type 2 (n = 89) diabetes...
May 21, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784345/development-of-dried-serum-spot-sampling-techniques-for-the-assessment-of-trace-elements-in-serum-samples-by-la-icp-ms
#19
María Pilar Chantada-Vázquez, Jorge Moreda-Piñeiro, Alicia Cantarero-Roldán, Pilar Bermejo-Barrera, Antonio Moreda-Piñeiro
A novel approach for serum analysis by dried matrix spot (DMS) technique is proposed. The methodology consists of sampling filter paper discs (2.7 mm in diameter) containing the large amount of serum retained after a single spotting. Several oxidizers (sodium chlorate, sodium azide, acetic acid, formic acid, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazoliumm chloride/bromide) were tested (oxidizers premixed with the sample before spotting, and papers previously soaked in concentrated additive/oxidizer solutions). Direct multi-element determination (Al, Be, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, P, Rb, Se, V, and Zn) in dried serum spots at very low levels was therefore assessed by laser ablation (LA) coupled with inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783953/immunologic-and-virological-response-to-art-among-hiv-infected-individuals-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ghana
#20
Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Faustina Pappoe, Ibrahim Baidoo, Francis Arthur, Anna Hayfron-Benjamin, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Godwin Kwakye-Nuako, Stephen Ayisi Addo
BACKGROUND: The need to study the outcome of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected individuals in Ghana, a sub-Saharan African country crucial in the era of the "Treat All" policy. The aim of this study was to analyze selected determinants of immunological and virological response to ART among HIV infected individuals in a tertiary facility in Cape Coast, Ghana. METHODS: An analytical cross sectional study with a retrospective component was conducted in the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH), Central Region...
May 21, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
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