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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944715/balance-training-enhances-motor-coordination-during-a-perturbed-side-step-cutting-task
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Anderson Souza Oliveira, Priscila de Brito Silva, Morten Enemark Lund, Dario Farina, Uwe Gustav Kersting
Study Design Controlled laboratory study. Background Balance training (BTR) may improve motor coordination, however little is known about the changes in motor coordination during unexpected perturbations to postural control following BTR. Objectives To study the effects of BTR on motor coordination and knee mechanics during perturbed side-step cutting maneuvers in healthy adults. Methods Twenty-six healthy men were randomly assigned to a training group (TG) or control (CG). Before BTR, subjects performed unperturbed, 90° side-step cutting maneuvers and one unexpected perturbed cut (10-cm translation of a moveable platform)...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944703/hospital-costs-for-patients-with-lower-extremity-cellulitis-a-retrospective-population-based-study
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Douglas Challener, Jasmine Marcelin, Sue Visscher, Larry Baddour
BACKGROUND: Hospital admissions for non-purulent lower extremity cellulitis (NLEC) are common and can be prolonged and costly. Newer treatment options and preventive strategies are expected to result in cost savings before implementation, but few studies have quantified the cost of conventional treatment. METHODS: Using the Rochester Epidemiology Project, the incidence of NLEC in Olmsted County, MN in 2013 was 176.6 per 100,000 persons. The subset of patients who required hospitalization for NLEC in 2013 was determined...
September 23, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944651/salivary-immunoglobulin-a-in-healthy-adolescent-females-effects-of-maximal-exercise-physical-activity-body-composition-and-diet
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Hermann J Engels, Bradley J Kendall, Mariane M Fahlman, Neha P Gothe, Kelsey C Bourbeau
BACKGROUND: The primary purpose of this study was to examine the effect of acute maximal exercise (VO2max test) on salivary immunoglobulin A (SIgA) responses in adolescent females. A secondary aim was to examine the relationship between resting SIgA levels and VO2max, physical activity, body composition, and diet. METHODS: Fifty healthy female adolescents completed a laboratory based VO2max test, assessment of body composition via hydrodensitometry, a validated physical activity questionnaire (PAQ- A), and a 3-day food diary...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944605/a-comparison-of-two-screening-tools-for-paediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Asmaa M Abumuamar, Sharon A Chung, Gili Kadmon, Colin M Shapiro
Untreated obstructive sleep apnea in children is associated with significant medical and psychological morbidities. Polysomnographic testing is the gold-standard method for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. However, laboratory-based polysomnography is expensive and associated with a substantial healthcare burden. Thus, a simple valid tool to accurately identify those at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea is essential. We performed a retrospective cross-sectional study of children referred to the Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep Clinic...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944251/effects-of-exercise-on-sport-concussion-assessment-tool-third-edition-performance-in-professional-athletes
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Jin H Lee, David R Howell, William P Meehan, Grant L Iverson, Andrew J Gardner
BACKGROUND: The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool-Third Edition (SCAT3) is currently considered the standard sideline assessment for concussions. In-game exercise, however, may affect SCAT3 performance and the diagnosis of concussions. PURPOSE: To examine the influence of exercise on SCAT3 performance in professional male athletes. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: We examined the SCAT3 performance of 82 professional male athletes under 2 conditions: at rest and after exercise...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943426/decreased-environmental-complexity-during-development-impairs-habituation-of-reinforcer-effectiveness-of-sensory-stimuli
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Ruixiang Wang, Kathryn A Hausknecht, Samir Haj-Dahmane, Roh-Yu Shen, Jerry B Richards
Previous research has shown that rats reared in simple/impoverished environments demonstrate greater repetitive responding for sensory reinforcers (e.g., light onset). Moreover, the brains of these rats are abnormally developed, compared to brains of rats reared in more complex/enriched environments. Repetitive behaviors are commonly observed in individuals with developmental disorders. Some of these repetitive behaviors could be maintained by the reinforcing effects of the sensory stimulation that they produce...
September 21, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943175/a-promising-new-test-to-detect-streptococcus-pneumoniae-urinary-antigen
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C Loïez, C Duployez, F Wallet
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae is the main etiology of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). A quick detection of urinary antigen helps in obtaining a documented result in case of Streptococcus pneumoniae CAP. METHODS: We compared the BinaxNOW(®)S. pneumoniae test with the new urinary antigen Sofia(®)S. pneumoniae FIA. We examined 133 urine samples. RESULTS: Of the 133 included and tested non-concentrated urine samples, BinaxNOW(®) and Sofia(®) tests yielded 122 and 113 negative results and 11 and 20 positive results, respectively...
September 21, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942127/examining-incidental-word-learning-during-reading-in-children-the-role-of-context
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Holly Joseph, Kate Nation
From mid-childhood onward, children learn hundreds of new words every year incidentally through reading. Yet little is known about this process and the circumstances in which vocabulary acquisition is maximized. We examined whether encountering novel words in semantically diverse, rather than semantically uniform, contexts led to better learning. Children aged 10 and 11years read sentences containing novel words while their eye movements were monitored. Results showed a reduction in reading times over exposure for all children, but especially for those with good reading comprehension...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941351/autovalidation-and-automation-of-the-postanalytical-phase-of-routine-hematology-and-coagulation-analyses-in-a-university-hospital-laboratory
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Ana Mlinaric, Marija Milos, Désirée Coen Herak, Mirjana Fucek, Vladimira Rimac, Renata Zadro, Dunja Rogic
BACKGROUND: The need to satisfy high-throughput demands for laboratory tests continues to be a challenge. Therefore, we aimed to automate postanalytical phase in hematology and coagulation laboratory by autovalidation of complete blood count (CBC) and routine coagulation test results (prothrombin time [PT], international normalized ratio [PT-INR], activated partial thromboplastin time [APTT], fibrinogen, antithrombin activity [AT] and thrombin time [TT]). Work efficacy and turnaround time (TAT) before and after implementation of automated solutions will be compared...
September 23, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941215/analysis-of-testing-with-multiple-choice-versus-open-ended-questions-outcome-based-observations-in-an-anatomy-course
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Cheryl A Melovitz Vasan, David O DeFouw, Bart K Holland, Nagaswami S Vasan
The pedagogical approach for both didactic and laboratory teaching of anatomy has changed in the last 25 years and continues to evolve; however, assessment of student anatomical knowledge has not changed despite the awareness of Bloom's taxonomy. For economic reasons most schools rely on multiple choice questions (MCQ) that test knowledge mastered while competences such as critical thinking and skill development are not typically assessed. In contrast, open-ended question (OEQ) examinations demand knowledge construction and a higher order of thinking, but more time is required from the faculty to score the constructed responses...
September 22, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940712/evaluation-of-a-newly-developed-chemiluminescence-immunoassay-for-detecting-cardiac-troponin-t
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Jingkun Wang, Yizhen Fang, Peihua Li, Huayue Lin, Hongwei Jin, Lei Gao, Shengxiang Ge, Zhong-Ying Zhang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the performance of a chemiluminescence detection kit for cardiac troponin T (cTnT). METHODS: According to the "Guiding principles on performance analysis of diagnostic reagents in vitro" and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Guidelines, we assessed the detection limit, linear range, reportable range, accuracy, precision, cross reactivity, interference factors, and matrix effect of the kit, and compared these parameters with that of the commercial electrochemiluminescence detection kit for cTnT (Roche)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940341/the-case-for-resource-sensitivity-why-it-is-ethical-to-provide-cheaper-less-effective-treatments-in-global-health
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Govind C Persad, Ezekiel J Emanuel
When Dr. Hortense screens her patients in Chicago for cervical dysplasia and cancer, she conducts a pelvic exam, takes a sample of cervical cells, and sends them for Pap cytology and human papilloma virus DNA co-testing. But when she conducts cervical cancer screening in Botswana, she employs a much simpler diagnostic strategy. She applies acetic acid to highlight precancerous lesions and visually inspects the cervix-a technique known as the VIA (visual inspection with acetic acid) method. She treats suspicious lesions with cryotherapy...
September 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939340/use-of-ribosomal-proteins-as-biomarkers-for-identification-of-flavobacterium-psychrophilum-by-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry
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Clara Fernández-Álvarez, Yolanda Torres-Corral, Ysabel Santos
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) is a rapid methodology for identification of bacteria that is increasingly used in diagnostic laboratories. This work aimed at evaluating the potential of MALDI-TOF-MS for identification of the main serotypes of Flavobacterium psychrophilum isolated from salmonids, and its discrimination from closely related Flavobacterium spp. A mass spectra library was constructed by analysing 70 F. psychrophilum strains representing the serotypes O1, O2a, O2b and O3, including reference and clinical isolates...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938415/rationalizing-thyroid-function-testing-which-tsh-cut-offs-are-optimal-for-testing-free-t4
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Meg Henze, Suzanne J Brown, Narelle C Hadlow, John P Walsh
Context: Thyroid function testing often utilizes TSH measurement first, then reflex testing for free T4 if TSH is outside reference range limits. The utility of different TSH cut-offs for reflex testing is unknown. Objective: To examine different TSH cut-offs for reflex free T4 testing. Design, setting and patients: We analyzed concurrent TSH and free T4 results from 120 403 individuals from a single laboratory in Western Australia (clinical cohort) and 4568 Busselton Health Study participants (community cohort)...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938380/bacterial-keratitis-in-toronto-a-16-year-review-of-the-microorganisms-isolated-and-the-resistance-patterns-observed
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Alex L C Tam, Elie Côté, Mario Saldanha, Alejandro Lichtinger, Allan R Slomovic
PURPOSE: To review the incidence, distribution, current trends, and resistance patterns of bacterial keratitis isolates in Toronto over the past 16 years. METHODS: Microbiology records of suspected bacterial keratitis that underwent a diagnostic corneal scraping and cultures from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2015, were retrospectively reviewed. The distribution of the main isolated pathogens and in vitro laboratory minimum inhibitory concentration testing results were used to identify resistance patterns...
September 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938257/childhood-visceral-leishmaniasis-distinctive-features-and-diagnosis-of-a-re-emerging-disease-an-11-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-athens-greece
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Panagiotis Krepis, Adamantia Krepi, Ioanna Argyri, Anastasios Aggelis, Alexandra Soldatou, Maria Tsolia
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) remains a public health issue in Greece. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pediatric VL in our region as well as to evaluate the laboratory findings and the diagnostic techniques that are applied. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all children diagnosed with VL in an 11-year period at a tertiary public hospital in the region of Athens. Demographic features, clinical information and laboratory findings were accessed...
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936819/-the-scope-quality-and-safety-requirements-of-drug-abuse-testing
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Tuncay Küme, Çiğdem Karakükcü, Aslı Pınar, Hakan Coşkunol
The aim of this review is to inform about the scopes and requirements of drug abuse testing. Drug abuse testing is one of the tools for determination of drug use. It must fulfill the quality and safety requirements in judgmental legal and administrative decisions. Drug abuse testing must fulfill some requirements like selection of the appropriate test matrix, appropriate screening test panel, sampling in detection window, patient consent, identification of the donor, appropriate collection site, sample collection with observation, identification and control of the sample, specimen custody chain in preanalytical phase; analysis in authorized laboratories, specimen validity tests, reliable testing METHODS, strict quality control, two-step analysis in analytical phase; storage of the split specimen, confirmation of the split specimen in the objection, result custody chain, appropriate cut-off concentration, the appropriate interpretation of the result in postanalytical phase...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936272/hereditary-gynaecologic-cancers-in-nepal-a-proposed-model-of-care-to-serve-high-risk-populations-in-developing-countries
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Hanoon P Pokharel, Neville F Hacker, Lesley Andrews
BACKGROUND: Endometrial, ovarian and breast cancers are paradigms for global health disparity. Women living in the developing world continue to present in later stages of disease and have fewer options for treatment than those in developed countries. Risk reducing surgery is of proven benefit for women at high risk of gynaecological cancer. There is no specific model for identification and management of such women in the developing world. METHODS: We have integrated data from our published audit of a major gynaecological oncology centre at Royal Hospital for Women in Australia, with data from our survey and a focus group discussion of Nepalese gynaecological health care professionals regarding genetic testing, and findings from the literature...
2017: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936190/oxytocin-and-opioid-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-associated-with-greeting-behavior-in-dogs
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Enikő Kubinyi, Melinda Bence, Dora Koller, Michele Wan, Eniko Pergel, Zsolt Ronai, Maria Sasvari-Szekely, Ádám Miklósi
Meeting humans is an everyday experience for most companion dogs, and their behavior in these situations and its genetic background is of major interest. Previous research in our laboratory reported that in German shepherd dogs the lack of G allele, and in Border collies the lack of A allele, of the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) 19208A/G single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) was linked to increased friendliness, which suggests that although broad traits are affected by genetic variability, the specific links between alleles and behavioral variables might be breed-specific...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936157/the-evaluation-of-simulation-maket-in-nursing-education-and-the-determination-of-learning-style-of-students
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Yasemin Çelik, Yeşim Ceylantekin, İbrahim Kiliç
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to detect the overall evaluation of nursing students toward simulation makets throughout the practice education and to reveal their learning styles in relation to certain individual features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data were collected via questionnaires including students' evaluation toward simulation makets and "Kolb learning styles inventory." Participants included 103 male and female nursing students in Turkey. For the analysis, percentage, means, standard deviation, t-test, and ANOVA were utilized...
July 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
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