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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110492/what-are-the-determinants-of-food-security-among-regional-and-remote-western-australian-children
#1
Stephanie L Godrich, Christina R Davies, Jill Darby, Amanda Devine
OBJECTIVE: To explore how determinants of food security affect children in regional and remote Western Australia (WA), across food availability, access and utilisation dimensions. METHODS: The Determinants of Food Security framework guided the thematic analysis (using NVivo 10) of semi-structured interviews with 20 key informants. RESULTS: Food availability factors included availability, price, promotion, quality, location of outlets and variety...
January 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110460/ability-of-rf5-and-rf6-to-restore-fertility-of-chinsurah-boro-ii-type-cytoplasmic-male-sterile-oryza-sativa-ssp-japonica-lines
#2
Honggen Zhang, Jianlan Che, Yongshen Ge, Yan Pei, Lijia Zhang, Qiaoquan Liu, Minghong Gu, Shuzhu Tang
BACKGROUND: Three-line Oryza sativa (ssp. japonica) hybrids have been developed mainly using Chinsurah Boro II (BT)-type cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS). The Rf1 gene restores the fertility of BT-type CMS lines, and is the only fertility restorer gene (Rf) that has been used to produce three-line japonica hybrids. Using more Rf genes to breed BT-type restorer lines may broaden the genetic diversity of the restorer lines, and represents a viable approach to improve the heterosis level of BT-type japonica hybrids...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110223/guilt-without-fault-a-qualitative-study-into-the-ethics-of-forgiveness-after-traumatic-childbirth
#3
Katja Schrøder, Karen la Cour, Jan Stener Jørgensen, Ronald F Lamont, Niels Christian Hvidt
When a life is lost or severely impaired during childbirth, the midwife and obstetrician involved may experience feelings of guilt in the aftermath. Through three empirical cases, the paper examines the sense of guilt in the context of the current patient safety culture in healthcare where a blame-free approach is promoted in the aftermath of adverse events. The purpose is to illustrate how healthcare professionals may experience guilt without being at fault after adverse events, and Gamlund's theory on forgiveness without blame is used as the theoretical framework for this analysis...
January 16, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110082/acute-larvicidal-toxicity-of-five-essential-oils-pinus-nigra-hyssopus-officinalis-satureja-montana-aloysia-citrodora-and-pelargonium-graveolens-against-the-filariasis-vector-culex-quinquefasciatus-synergistic-and-antagonistic-effects
#4
Giovanni Benelli, Roman Pavela, Angelo Canale, Kevin Cianfaglione, Giampiero Ciaschetti, Fabio Conti, Marcello Nicoletti, Sengottayan Senthil-Nathan, Heinz Mehlhorn, Filippo Maggi
Mosquito vector control is facing a number of important and timely challenges, mainly due to the rapid development of pesticide resistance and environmental concerns. In this scenario, screening of botanical resources for their mosquitocidal activity may offer effective and eco-friendly tools against Culicidae vectors. Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) is a vector of lymphatic filariasis and of dangerous arboviral diseases, such as West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis. In this study, the chemical composition of five essential oils obtained from different plants, namely Pinus nigra J...
January 18, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110017/remediation-efficiency-of-three-treatments-on-water-polluted-with-endocrine-disruptors-assessment-by-means-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-techniques
#5
Juliana Polloni-Silva, Ana Valdehita, Renata Fracácio, José M Navas
Chemical substances with potential to disrupt endocrine systems have been detected in aquatic environments worldwide, making necessary the investigation about water treatments able to inhibit such potential. The present work aimed to assess the efficiency for removing endocrine disruptors (with estrogenic and androgenic activity) of three simple and inexpensive substrates that could be potentially used in sectors or regions with limited resources: powdered activated carbon (PAC), powdered natural zeolite (ZEO) (both at a concentration of 500 mg L(-1)) and natural aquatic humic substances (AHS) (at 30 mg L(-1))...
January 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110006/effects-of-applied-potential-on-phosphine-formation-in-synthetic-wastewater-treatment-by-microbial-electrolysis-cell-mec
#6
Wei Liu, Xiaojun Niu, Weiyi Chen, Shaorong An, Hong Sheng
Phosphine (PH3) emission from conventional biological wastewater treatment is very inefficient (ng-μg m(-3)). In this work, we investigated the feasibility of promoting PH3 formation from inorganic phosphorus (IP) or organic phosphorus (OP) containing synthetic wastewater treatment by Microbial Electrolysis Cell (MEC) for the first time. Positive effect of applied potential on PH3 production was observed after methanogens was inhibited. The highest production of PH3 (1103.10 ± 72.02 ng m(-3)) was obtained in IP-fed MEC operated at -0...
January 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109904/immune-function-trade-offs-in-response-to-parasite-threats
#7
Lucas J Kirschman, Adam H Quade, Anthony J Zera, Robin W Warne
Immune function is often involved in physiological trade-offs because of the energetic costs of maintaining constitutive immunity and mounting responses to infection. However, immune function is a collection of discrete immunity factors and animals should allocate towards factors that combat the parasite threat with the highest fitness cost. For example, animals on dispersal fronts of expanding population may be released from density-dependent diseases. The costs of immunity, however, and life history trade-offs in general, are often context dependent...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109857/skull-base-surgery-with-minimal-resources
#8
Deepak K Jha, Mukul Jain, Sujata Chaturvedi, Renu Goyal, Arvind Arya, Suman Kushwaha, Anil Thakur
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109766/crohn-s-disease-in-italy-a-critical-review-of-the-literature-using-different-data-sources
#9
REVIEW
Carlotta Galeone, Claudio Pelucchi, Giovanna Barbera, Claudio Citterio, Carlo La Vecchia, Andrea Franchi
BACKGROUND: Incidence and prevalence of Crohn's disease (CD) have increased during the last decades in several world areas. Italian data on CD are scattered between various administrative, educational and scientific sources, and findings are poorly summarized. AIMS: We conducted a review focusing not only on prevalence and incidence of CD in Italy, but also on mortality, treatments, delayed diagnosis and hospitalization. METHODS: In October 2015, we searched for quantitative epidemiological data of CD using PubMed/Medline, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
January 9, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109659/fighting-for-the-web-competition-between-female-feather-legged-spiders-uloborus-plumipes
#10
Anna-Christin Joel, Anne Habedank, Jonas Hausen, Jörg Mey
Most spider species are solitary, and among the few social interactions among them, resource competition between females has received little attention. We discovered that females of the feather-legged spider Uloborus plumipes invade the orb webs of conspecifics and compete for webs. Following observations in the wild, intruder-defender interactions were studied in a terrarium and in controlled laboratory experiments. We found that contests for orb webs occurred spontaneously between adult females. Competitive interactions in U...
December 14, 2016: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109409/ecco-essential-requirements-for-quality-cancer-care-soft-tissue-sarcoma-in-adults-and-bone-sarcoma-a-critical-review
#11
REVIEW
Elisabeth Andritsch, Marc Beishon, Stefan Bielack, Sylvie Bonvalot, Paolo Casali, Mirjam Crul, Roberto Delgado- Bolton, Davide Maria Donati, Hassan Douis, Rick Haas, Pancras Hogendoorn, Olga Kozhaeva, Verna Lavender, Jozsef Lovey, Anastassia Negrouk, Philippe Pereira, Pierre Roca, Godelieve Rochette de Lempdes, Tiina Saarto, Bert van Berck, Gilles Vassal, Markus Wartenberg, Wendy Yared, Alberto Costa, Peter Naredi
BACKGROUND: ECCO essential requirements for quality cancer care (ERQCC) are checklists and explanations of organisation and actions that are necessary to give high-quality care to patients who have a specific tumour type. They are written by European experts representing all disciplines involved in cancer care. ERQCC papers give oncology teams, patients, policymakers and managers an overview of the elements needed in any healthcare system to provide high quality of care throughout the patient journey...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109408/ecco-essential-requirements-for-quality-cancer-care-colorectal-cancer-a-critical-review
#12
REVIEW
Geerard Beets, David Sebag-Montefiore, Elisabeth Andritsch, Dirk Arnold, Marc Beishon, Mirjam Crul, Jan Willem Dekker, Roberto Delgado-Bolton, Jean-François Fléjou, Wolfgang Grisold, Geoffrey Henning, Andrea Laghi, Jozsef Lovey, Anastassia Negrouk, Philippe Pereira, Pierre Roca, Tiina Saarto, Thomas Seufferlein, Claire Taylor, Giampaolo Ugolini, Cornelis van de Velde, Bert van Herck, Wendy Yared, Alberto Costa, Peter Naredi
ECCO essential requirements for quality cancer care (ERQCC) are checklists and explanations of organisation and actions that are necessary to give high-quality care to patients who have a specific tumour type. They are written by European experts representing all disciplines involved in cancer care. ERQCC papers give oncology teams, patients, policymakers and managers an overview of the elements needed in any healthcare system to provide high quality of care throughout the patient journey. References are made to clinical guidelines and other resources where appropriate, and the focus is on care in Europe...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109347/how-is-physician-work-valued
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Jeffrey P Jacobs, Stephen J Lahey, Francis C Nichols, James M Levett, George Gilbert Johnston, Richard K Freeman, James D St Louis, Julie Painter, Courtney Yohe, Cameron D Wright, Kirk R Kanter, John E Mayer, Keith S Naunheim, Jeffrey B Rich, Joseph E Bavaria
Strategies to value physician work continue to evolve. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database have an increasingly important role in this evolution. An understanding of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) system (American Medical Association [AMA], Chicago, IL) and the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) is necessary to comprehend how physician work is valued. In 1965, with the dawn of increasingly complex medical care, immense innovation, and the rollout of Medicare, the need for a common language describing medical services and procedures was recognized as being of critical importance...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109331/protein-aggregation-and-molecular-crowding-perspectives-from-multiscale-simulations
#14
F Musiani, A Giorgetti
Cells are extremely crowded environments, thus the use of diluted salted aqueous solutions containing a single protein is too simplistic to mimic the real situation. Macromolecular crowding might affect protein structure, folding, shape, conformational stability, binding of small molecules, enzymatic activity, interactions with cognate biomolecules, and pathological aggregation. The latter phenomenon typically leads to the formation of amyloid fibrils that are linked to several lethal neurodegenerative diseases, but that can also play a functional role in certain organisms...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109313/can-an-educational-podcast-improve-the-ability-of-parents-of-primary-school-children-to-assess-the-reliability-of-claims-made-about-the-benefits-and-harms-of-treatments-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Daniel Semakula, Allen Nsangi, Matt Oxman, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Sarah Rosenbaum, Margaret Kaseje, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Atle Fretheim, Iain Chalmers, Andrew D Oxman, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: Claims made about the effects of treatments are very common in the media and in the population more generally. The ability of individuals to understand and assess such claims can affect their decisions and health outcomes. Many people in both low- and high-income countries have inadequate aptitude to assess information about the effects of treatments. As part of the Informed Healthcare Choices project, we have prepared a series of podcast episodes to help improve people's ability to assess claims made about treatment effects...
January 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109306/impact-of-trauma-system-structure-on-injury-outcomes-a-systematic-review-protocol
#16
Lynne Moore, Howard Champion, Gerard O'Reilly, Ari Leppaniemi, Peter Cameron, Cameron Palmer, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Belinda Gabbe, Christine Gaarder, Natalie Yanchar, Henry Thomas Stelfox, Raul Coimbra, John Kortbeek, Vanessa Noonan, Amy Gunning, Luke Leenan, Malcolm Gordon, Monty Khajanchi, Michèle Shemilt, Valérie Porgo, Alexis F Turgeon
BACKGROUND: Injury represents one of the greatest public health challenges of our time with over 5 million deaths and 100 million people temporarily or permanently disabled every year worldwide. The effectiveness of trauma systems in decreasing injury mortality and morbidity has been well demonstrated. However, the organisation of trauma care varies significantly across trauma systems and we know little about which components of trauma systems contribute to their effectiveness. The objective of the study described in this protocol is to systematically review evidence of the impact of trauma system components on clinically significant outcomes including mortality, function and disability, quality of life, and resource utilization...
January 21, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109290/characterizing-breast-conditions-at-an-open-access-breast-clinic-in-south-africa-a-model-that-is-more-than-cancer-care-for-a-resource-limited-setting
#17
Sarah Rayne, Naomi Lince-Deroche, Cheryl Hendrickson, Kate Shearer, Faith Moyo, Pam Michelow, Grace Rubin, Carol Benn, Cynthia Firnhaber
BACKGROUND: While most breast-related research focuses on cancer, presentation of symptomatic persons in non-screened environments requires understanding the spectrum of breast diseases so as to plan services in resource-constrained settings. This study presents the variety of breast disease managed at a government, open-access breast clinic in South Africa. METHODS: We performed a retrospective file review using a systematic random sample of patients 18 years and above presenting for breast care over a 14-month period...
January 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109287/how-useful-is-the-eq-5d-in-assessing-the-impact-of-caring-for-people-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Catherine Reed, Annabel Barrett, Jeremie Lebrec, Richard Dodel, Roy W Jones, Bruno Vellas, Anders Wimo, Josep Maria Argimon, Giuseppe Bruno, Josep Maria Haro
BACKGROUND: The impact on informal caregivers of caring for people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia can be substantial, but it remains unclear which measures(s) best assess such impact. Our objective was to use data from the GERAS study to assess the ability of the EuroQol 5-dimension questionnaire (EQ-5D) to measure the impact on caregivers of caring for people with AD dementia and to examine correlations between EQ-5D and caregiver burden. METHODS: GERAS was a prospective, non-interventional cohort study in community-dwelling patients with AD dementia and their informal caregivers...
January 21, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109275/insights-of-health-district-managers-on-the-implementation-of-primary-health-care-outreach-teams-in-johannesburg-south-africa-a-descriptive-study-with-focus-group-discussions
#19
Shabir Moosa, Anselme Derese, Wim Peersman
BACKGROUND: Primary health care (PHC) outreach teams are part of a policy of PHC re-engineering in South Africa. It attempts to move the deployment of community health workers (CHWs) from vertical programmes into an integrated generalised team-based approach to care for defined populations in municipal wards. There has little evaluation of PHC outreach teams. Managers' insights are anecdotal. METHODS: This is descriptive qualitative study with focus group discussions with health district managers of Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa...
January 21, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109250/diagnosis-of-celiac-disease-and-applicability-of-espghan-guidelines-in-mediterranean-countries-a-real-life-prospective-study
#20
Andrea Smarrazzo, Zrinjka Misak, Stefano Costa, Dušanka Mičetić-Turk, Mona Abu-Zekry, Aydan Kansu, Abdelhak Abkari, Karim Bouziane-Nedjadi, Mongi Ben Hariz, Eleftheria Roma, Virtut Velmishi, Maria Legarda Tamara, Thomas Attard, Veselinka Djurisic, Luigi Greco, Giuseppe Magazzù
BACKGROUND: We assessed how the diagnosis of Celiac Disease (CD) is made and how the new ESPGHAN guidelines can be applied in children from countries with different resources. METHODS: A real life prospective study was performed in 14 centres of 13 different Mediterranean countries. Participants were asked to apply the usual diagnostic work-up for CD according to their diagnostic facilities. RESULTS: There were 1974 patients enrolled in the study, mean age 4 years, 10 months; 865 male, 1109 female...
January 21, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
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