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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646438/noctiluca-and-copepods-grazing-on-the-phytoplankton-community-in-a-nutrient-enriched-coastal-environment-along-the-southwest-coast-of-india
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N Arunpandi, R Jyothibabu, L Jagadeesan, T R Gireeshkumar, C Karnan, S W A Naqvi
The relative grazing impact of Noctiluca scintillans (hereafter referred only Noctiluca) and copepods (Acrocalanus gracilis, Paracalanus parvus, Acartia danae and Oithona similis) on the phytoplankton community in an upwelling-mudbank environment along the southwest coast India is presented here. This study was carried out during the Pre-Southwest Monsoon (April-May) to the Late Southwest Monsoon (August) period in 2014. During the sampling period, large hydrographical transformation was evident in the study area (off Alappuzha, Southwest coast of India); warmer Pre-Southwest Monsoon water column condition got transformed into cooler and nitrate-rich hypoxic waters during the Southwest Monsoon (June-August) due to intense coastal upwelling...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645463/etiologies-of-chronic-cough-in-pediatric-cohorts-chest-guideline-and-expert-panel-report
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Anne B Chang, John J Oppenheimer, Miles Weinberger, Cameron C Grant, Bruce K Rubin, Richard S Irwin
BACKGROUND: In children (aged ≤14-years) there is no published systematic review on the etiologies of chronic cough or, the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic cough. We thus undertook systematic reviews based on key questions (KQs) using the PICO format. The KQs were: Among children with chronic (>4 weeks) cough: (1) are the common etiologies different from adults? (2) are the common etiologies age and/or setting dependent? and; (3) is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) an etiology of chronic cough in children? METHODS: We used the CHEST expert cough panel's protocol and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) methodological guidelines and GRADE framework...
June 20, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642657/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-complex-injuries-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
#3
Camilo Partezani Helito, Daniel Kamura Bueno, Pedro Nogueira Giglio, Marcelo Batista Bonadio, José Ricardo Pécora, Marco Kawamura Demange
OBJECTIVE: To present an experience with negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the treatment of surgical wounds in patients treated for infections after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with or without dehiscence and prophylaxis in wounds considered at risk of healing problems. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated patients with TKA infection with or without surgical wound dehiscence and patients with risk factors for infection or surgical wound complications treated with Pico((r)) device for NPWT in addition to standard treatment of infection or dehiscence in our institution...
March 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641068/centric-relation-intercuspal-position-discrepancy-and-its-relationship-with-temporomandibular-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Antonio Jiménez-Silva, Julio Tobar-Reyes, Sheilah Vivanco-Coke, Eduardo Pastén-Castro, Hernán Palomino-Montenegro
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the relationship between centric relation-intercuspal position discrepancy (CR-ICP discrepancy) and temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), by systematically reviewing the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic research was performed between 1960 and 2016 based on electronic databases: PubMed, Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase, Scopus, EBSCOhost, BIREME, Lilacs and Scielo, including all languages. Analytical observational clinical studies were identified...
June 22, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633112/perfluorinated-alkyl-substances-in-spanish-adults-geographical-distribution-and-determinants-of-exposure
#5
Mónica Bartolomé, Alejandrina Gallego-Picó, Francisco Cutanda, Olga Huetos, Marta Esteban, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Argelia Castaño
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widely found in humans and the environment. Their persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity make them a source of increasing public health concern. In this study, we analyzed the concentrations and geographical distribution of six PFAS in the serum of 755 Spanish adults aged 18-65. The geometric mean concentrations (and P95 values) for PFOS (perfluoroctane sulfonate), PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), PFHxS (perfluorohexane sulfonate), PFNA (perfluorononanoic acid) and PFDA (perfluorodecanoic acid) were 7...
June 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633110/emerging-contaminants-related-to-the-occurrence-of-forest-fires-in-the-spanish-mediterranean
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Julian Campo, María Lorenzo, Erik L H Cammeraat, Yolanda Picó, Vicente Andreu
Forest fires can be a source of contamination because, among others, of the use of chemicals to their extinction (flame retardants, FRs), or by the production of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) derived from high temperature alteration of organic matter. Up to our knowledge, this study is the first to assess the direct (PAHs 16 on the USA EPA's priority list), and indirect [tri- to hepta- brominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), organophosphorus flame retardants (PFRs) and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)] contamination related to forest fires...
June 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628514/effects-of-dexamethasone-on-sugammadex-reversal-times-of-rocuronium-a-systematic-review-protocol
#7
Cassie R Held, Mackenzie D Sullivan
The objective of the review is to identify the effect of dexamethasone on reversal times of rocuronium when utilizing sugammadex as the reversal agent. The incidence of the prolonged time to extubation in patients who have received concurrent dexamethasone and sugammadex therapies as opposed to those who have not received dexamethasone will also be examined.The proposed PICO question is as follows: In patients undergoing reversal of aminosteroidal neuromuscular blockade with rocuronium, does dexamethasone administration affect sugammadex reversal times, as compared to patients who have not received dexamethasone?...
June 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627249/astrology-in-court-the-spanish-inquisition-authority-and-expertise
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Tayra M C Lanuza-Navarro
Astrology, its legitimacy, and the limits of its acceptable practice were debated in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Many of the related arguments were mediated by the work of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and the responses to it. Acknowledging the complexities of the relationship between astrological ideas and Christian teachings, this paper focuses on the Catholic debates by specifically considering the decisions about astrology taken by the Spanish Inquisition. The trials of astrologers are examined with the aim of understanding the role of experts in astrology in early modern Spain...
June 1, 2017: History of Science; An Annual Review of Literature, Research and Teaching
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627071/oral-health-status-of-children-and-adolescents-with-intellectual-disabilities-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
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Ni Zhou, Hai Ming Wong, Yi Feng Wen, Colman Mcgrath
AIM: To compare the oral health status of children and adolescents affected by intellectual disabilities with their unaffected counterparts. METHOD: Citations published in English were searched from electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Scopus) from their start dates to March 2017. The whole process was conducted following PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines. The PICO (population, intervention/interest, comparator, outcome) principle was used to formulate the topic...
June 19, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622943/cardiac-rehabilitation-costs
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Mahshid Moghei, Karam Turk-Adawi, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Paul Oh, Caroline Chessex, Sherry L Grace
BACKGROUND: Despite the clinical benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and its cost-effectiveness, it is not widely received. Arguably, capacity could be greatly increased if lower-cost models were implemented. The aims of this review were to describe: the costs associated with CR delivery, approaches to reduce these costs, and associated implications. METHODS: Upon finalizing the PICO statement, information scientists were enlisted to develop the search strategy of MEDLINE, Embase, CDSR, Google Scholar and Scopus...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617881/is-heller-myotomy-better-than-balloon-dilation-a-meta-analysis
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Anita Illés, Nelli Farkas, Péter Hegyi, András Garami, Imre Szabó, Margit Solymár, Erika Pétervári, Márta Balaskó, Gabriella Pár, Patrícia Sarlós, Judit Bajor, Ákos Szűcs, József Czimmer, Kata Szemes, Áron Vincze
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) and laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) are the most commonly performed treatment options for achalasia. Decision between these treatment options is difficult. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of EBD compared to LHM. METHODS: The electronic databases PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry were systematically searched for the period between January 1, 1976 and December 31, 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617744/evidence-based-medicine-a-finer-pico-analysis
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July 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613243/dietary-calcium-intake-and-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-in-spanish-children-the-aniva-study
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Nuria Rubio-López, Agustín Llopis-González, Yolanda Picó, María Morales-Suárez-Varela
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of dietary calcium intake with anthropometric measures, physical activity and adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) in 1176 Spanish children aged 6-9 years. Data were obtained from "Antropometría y Nutrición Infantil de Valencia" (ANIVA), a cross-sectional study of a representative sample. Dietary calcium intake assessed from three-day food records was compared to recommended daily intakes in Spain. Anthropometric measures (weight and height) were measured according to international standards and adherence to the MedDiet was evaluated using the Mediterranean Diet Quality Index (KIDMED) test...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609791/transpancreatic-sphincterotomy-has-a-higher-cannulation-success-rate-than-needle-knife-precut-papillotomy-a-meta-analysis
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Dániel Pécsi, Nelli Farkas, Péter Hegyi, Márta Balaskó, József Czimmer, András Garami, Anita Illés, Dóra Mosztbacher, Gabriella Pár, Andrea Párniczky, Patrícia Sarlós, Imre Szabó, Kata Szemes, Ákos Szűcs, Áron Vincze
Background and aim While many studies have discussed the different cannulation techniques used in patients with difficult biliary access, no previous meta-analyses have compared transpancreatic sphincterotomy (TPS) to other advanced techniques. Therefore, we aimed to identify all studies comparing the efficacy and adverse event rates of TPS with needle-knife precut papillotomy (NKPP), the most commonly used technique, and to perform a meta-analysis. Methods The Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane databases were searched for trials comparing the outcomes of TPS with NKPP up till December 2016...
June 13, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608393/the-impact-of-the-use-of-intraoperative-radiotherapy-on-costs-travel-time-and-distance-for-women-with-breast-cancer-in-the-mexico-city-metropolitan-area
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Juan Enrique Bargallo-Rocha, Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Francisco Javier Picó-Guzmán, Carlos Eduardo Quintero-Rodríguez, David Almog, Gabriel Santiago-Concha, Christian Haydee Flores-Balcazar, Jaime Corona, Rafael Vazquez-Romo, Cynthia Villarreal-Garza, Alejandro Mohar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The low availability and poor access to external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) in developing countries makes it hard for women with breast cancer to receive breast conservation. We studied the effect of providing intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) on the travel time, distance, and costs of in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA). METHODS: Sixty-nine patients treated between January 2013 and September 2014 were analyzed. Travel distance and transit time was calculated using Google Maps...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606211/specialized-palliative-care-in-advanced-cancer-what-is-the-efficacy-a-systematic-review
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Kristina Holmenlund, Per Sjøgren, Mie Nordly
OBJECTIVE: Due to the multiple physical, psychological, existential, and social symptoms involved, patients with advanced cancer often have a reduced quality of life (QoL), which requires specialized palliative care (SPC) interventions. The primary objective of the present systematic review was to review the existing literature about SPC and its effect on QoL, on physical and psychological symptoms, and on survival in adult patients with advanced cancer. METHOD: We utilized a search strategy based on the PICO (problem/population, intervention, comparison, and outcome) framework and employed terminology related to cancer, QoL, symptoms, mood, and palliative care...
June 13, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600692/simultaneous-determination-of-pyrethroids-and-pyrethrins-by-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-and-liquid-chromatography-triple-quadrupole-mass-spectrometry-in-environmental-samples
#17
Alexander Ccanccapa-Cartagena, Ana Masiá, Yolanda Picó
A simple and environmentally friendly dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) method coupled with electrospray ionization liquid chromatography triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (LC-QqQ-MS/MS) was developed for the simultaneous determination of 17 synthetic and natural pyrethroids. A comparison of solid-phase extraction (SPE) versus DLLME for water samples and only "dilute and shoot" versus the additional extract cleanup by DLLME for sediment samples is reported. Chloroform was the extracting solvent in the DLLME technique for both water and sediment samples...
June 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599601/effect-of-pharmacy-supported-transition-of-care-interventions-on-30-day-readmissions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Claire R Rodrigues, Amanda R Harrington, Nicole Murdock, John T Holmes, Eliza Z Borzadek, Kristin Calabro, Jennifer Martin, Marion K Slack
OBJECTIVE: To describe pharmacy-supported transition-of-care (TOC) interventions and determine their effect on 30-day all-cause readmissions. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, ABI Inform Complete, PsychINFO, Web of Science, Academic Search Complete, CINHAL, Cochrane library, OIASTER, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, ClinicalTrials.gov , and relevant websites were searched from January 1, 1995, to December 31, 2015. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: PICOS+E criteria were utilized...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597121/current-research-priorities-in-perioperative-intensive-care-medicine
#19
REVIEW
Michael A Gillies, Michael Sander, Andrew Shaw, Duminda N Wijeysundera, John Myburgh, Cesar Aldecoa, Ib Jammer, Suzana M Lobo, Naomi Pritchard, Michael P W Grocott, Marcus J Schultz, Rupert M Pearse
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatments are offered to more patients than ever before, and increasingly to older patients with chronic disease. High-risk patients frequently require critical care either in the immediate postoperative period or after developing complications. The purpose of this review was to identify and prioritise themes for future research in perioperative intensive care medicine. METHODS: We undertook a priority setting process (PSP). A panel was convened, drawn from experts representing a wide geographical area, plus a patient representative...
June 8, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595129/noisy-eeg-signals-classification-based-on-entropy-metrics-performance-assessment-using-first-and-second-generation-statistics
#20
REVIEW
David Cuesta-Frau, Pau Miró-Martínez, Jorge Jordán Núñez, Sandra Oltra-Crespo, Antonio Molina Picó
This paper evaluates the performance of first generation entropy metrics, featured by the well known and widely used Approximate Entropy (ApEn) and Sample Entropy (SampEn) metrics, and what can be considered an evolution from these, Fuzzy Entropy (FuzzyEn), in the Electroencephalogram (EEG) signal classification context. The study uses the commonest artifacts found in real EEGs, such as white noise, and muscular, cardiac, and ocular artifacts. Using two different sets of publicly available EEG records, and a realistic range of amplitudes for interfering artifacts, this work optimises and assesses the robustness of these metrics against artifacts in class segmentation terms probability...
May 31, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
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