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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908469/-ethics-and-kidney-transplants-with-living-donors
#1
Marie-France Mamzer Bruneel
The ethical debate surrounding transplant practices questions our societies. International recommendations set out numerous precautions which must be taken to ensure that donors act with their free will. While in most countries, including France, organ donation is a voluntary and non-commercial act, a black market exists in the world resulting in the trafficking of organs and tragic transplant tourism.
December 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902764/movement-patterns-home-range-size-and-habitat-selection-of-an-endangered-resource-tracking-species-the-black-throated-finch-poephila-cincta-cincta
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Juliana Rechetelo, Anthony Grice, April Elizabeth Reside, Britta Denise Hardesty, James Moloney
Understanding movement patterns and home range of species is paramount in ecology; it is particularly important for threatened taxa as it can provide valuable information for conservation management. To address this knowledge gap for a range-restricted endangered bird, we estimated home range size, daily movement patterns and habitat use of a granivorous subspecies in northeast Australia, the black-throated finch (Poephila cincta cincta; BTF) using radio-tracking and re-sighting of colour banded birds. Little is known about basic aspects of its ecology including movement patterns and home range sizes...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899479/a-formative-review-of-physical-activity-interventions-for-minority-ethnic-populations-in-england
#3
E Such, S Salway, R Copeland, S Haake, S Domone, S Mann
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) levels are lower among some UK Black and minority ethnic (BME) groups than the majority White British population and a variety of tailored interventions have emerged. This study documents the characteristics and logic of local adaptations, a vital first step in evaluating such innovations. METHODS: An English PA data set was examined to identify and characterize PA programmes focussed on BME populations. Three case studies were conducted, employing documentary analysis and qualitative interviews...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899306/molecular-characterization-of-chicken-anemia-virus-outbreaks-in-nagpur-province-india-from-2012-2015
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Ketan Ganar, Manisha Shah, Bhupesh P Kamdi, Nitin Vasantrao Kurkure, Sachin Kumar
Chicken anemia virus (CAV) is one of the important poultry pathogen. CAV infection can cause immunosuppression, aggravation of co-infections, vaccination failures and mortality. We are reporting the CAV outbreaks from the Nagpur province of India, between the years 2012-2015. The breed included cockerel and Black Australorp of age varying from 29 to 50 days. The mortality rate observed among poultry was from 20% to 62.5%. Clinical symptoms like anemia, subcutaneous hemorrhages, growth retardation, abnormal feathers and hind limb paralysis suggested CAV infection...
November 26, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895508/multi-ethnic-differences-in-hba1c-blood-pressure-and-low-density-lipid-cholesterol-control-among-south-africans-living-with-type-2-diabetes-after-a-4-year-follow-up
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Yacob Pinchevsky, Varada J Shukla, Neil Butkow, Tobias Chirwa, Frederick Raal
PURPOSE: Our study set out to examine if disparities in control of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), blood pressure (BP), and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) existed among an urban multi-ethnic cohort of South Africans, living with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This longitudinal, retrospective study consisted of 261 men and women with previously diagnosed T2DM who attended Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, South Africa across two time periods 2009 and 2013...
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890940/whatever-happened-to-formal-methods-for-security
#6
J Voas, K Schaffer
We asked 7 experts 7 questions to find out what has occurred recently in terms of applying formal methods (FM) to security-centric, cyber problems. We are continually reminded of the 1996 paper by Tony Hoare "How did Software Get So Reliable Without Proof?" [1] In that vein, how did we get so insecure with proof? Given daily press announcements concerning new malware, data breaches, and privacy loss, is FM still relevant or was it ever? Our experts answered with unique personal insights. We were curious as to whether this successful methodology in "safety-critical" has succeeded as well for today's "build it, hack it, patch it" mindset...
August 2016: Computer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890511/cuticular-microstructures-turn-specular-black-into-matt-black-in-a-stick-insect
#7
Doris L Maurer, Tobias Kohl, Michael J Gebhardt
The stick insect Peruphasma schultei stands out from other insects by its deep matt black cuticle. We tested whether the appearance of P. schultei is due to microstructures of the cuticle, a phenomenon that has recently been described for the velvet black scales of the Gaboon viper. The shiny black stick insect Anisomorpha paromalus served as a control. We found that the P. schultei cuticle is characterised by two different types of microstructures, tall elevations with a maximum size of 18 μm and small structures with a height of 4 μm...
November 23, 2016: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888389/analysis-of-carcinogenic-heavy-metals-in-gallstones-and-its-role-in-gallbladder-carcinogenesis
#8
Bikash Mondal, Dhrubajyoti Maulik, Mousumi Mandal, Gautam Narayan Sarkar, Sanjay Sengupta, Debidas Ghosh
PURPOSE: Gallstone is a high-risk factor for gallbladder pre-malignancy or malignancy (GB PM-M) but which substances of gallstones definitely assist to turn out in to GB PM-M, remains unclear. This study aimed to find out the presence of carcinogenic heavy metals in gallstones and to explore the aetiopathogenesis of gallbladder pre-malignancy and malignancy. METHODS: Presence of elements in gallstones was detected by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and then level of carcinogenic heavy metals was estimated in gallstones using atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS)...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881792/estimates-of-radiation-doses-to-the-skin-for-people-camped-at-wallatinna-during-the-uk-totem-1-atomic-weapons-test
#9
G A Williams, R S O'Brien, M Grzechnik, K N Wise
A group of Aboriginal people was camped at Wallatinna in South Australia, ~170 km downwind from Emu Field, where an atomic test (the Totem 1 test) was carried out at 07.00 on 15 October 1953 local time (21.30 on 14 October 1953 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)). They left the camp ~24 hours later. These people stated that a phenomenon that has become known as a 'black mist' rolled through their camp site ~5 hours after detonation and that some of them subsequently became sick, displaying skin reddening and nausea...
November 23, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880790/integrating-maternal-and-children-s-oral-health-promotion-into-nursing-and-midwifery-practice-a-systematic-review
#10
Reham Abou El Fadl, Mitch Blair, Sondus Hassounah
BACKGROUND: Globally, oral diseases contribute to major disease problems and oral health disparities persistently exist amongst vulnerable population groups. Two contributory factors to these challenges are the shortage of dental practitioners and the characteristic separation between the medical and dental professions. Nurses and midwives, in particular, are in a potentially excellent position to assist in basic oral health services such as dental health education and intraoral screening...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872599/confirmatory-factor-analysis-of-the-12-item-center-for-epidemiologic-studies-depression-scale-among-blacks-and-whites
#11
Shervin Assari, Ehsan Moazen-Zadeh
BACKGROUND: The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale is one of the most widely used tools to measure depressive symptoms in epidemiological studies. Given the importance of cross-racial measurement equivalence of the CES-D scale for research, we performed confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of the 12-item CES-D in a nationally representative sample of Black and White adults in the United States. METHODS: We used data from the National Survey of American Life (NSAL), 2001-2003...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856212/development-of-a-novel-rapid-micro-neutralization-elisa-for-the-detection-of-neutralizing-antibodies-against-chandipura-virus
#12
R G Damle, A A Patil, V S Bhide, S D Pawar, G N Sapkal, V P Bondre
BACKGROUND: Chandipura virus (CHPV) is a leading cause of acute encephalitis with high mortality in paediatric population in India. A micro-neutralization ELISA (MN-ELISA) assay was developed for the detection of neutralizing antibodies (Nab) against CHPV. This novel method gives read-out in the form of ELISA optical density (OD) values and has a shorter turn-around time (TAT) as compared to the conventional cytopathic effect (CPE)-based neutralization assay (MN-CPE). The assay was developed using an Indian strain of CHPV...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846814/lack-of-direct-evidence-for-natural-selection-at-the-candidate-thrifty-gene-locus-ppargc1a
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Murray Cadzow, Tony R Merriman, James Boocock, Nicola Dalbeth, Lisa K Stamp, Michael A Black, Peter M Visscher, Phillip L Wilcox
BACKGROUND: The gene PPARGC1A, in particular the Gly482Ser variant (rs8192678), had been proposed to be subject to natural selection, particularly in recent progenitors of extant Polynesian populations. Reasons include high levels of population differentiation and increased frequencies of the derived type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk 482Ser allele, and association with body mass index (BMI) in a small Tongan population. However, no direct statistical tests for selection have been applied. METHODS: Using a range of Polynesian populations (Tongan, Māori, Samoan) we re-examined evidence for association between Gly482Ser with T2D and BMI as well as gout...
November 15, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846791/clinical-experience-with-dolutegravir-abacavir-lamivudine-in-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patients-treated-with-a-sofosbuvir-based-regimen-safety-and-efficacy
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Tamara M Johnson, Raymund Sison, James P Fallon, Prerak P Shukla, Sristi Bhattarai, Herbert Galang, Richard Habeeb, Jihad Slim
BACKGROUND: There is no known reason to suspect an adverse drug interaction between dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapy and sofosbuvir, simeprevir, or ledipasvir. There is a paucity of clinical data for this combination. METHODS: Prospective, open-label study of patients with HIV well controlled on dolutegravir, abacavir, and lamivudine, who were co-infected with HCV genotype 1, and required therapy with simeprevir plus sofosbuvir or sofosbuvir/ledipasvir single-tablet regimen (STR) for 12 weeks...
November 2016: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846316/the-association-between-systemic-glucocorticoid-use-and-the-risk-of-cataract-and-glaucoma-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Rachel J Black, Catherine L Hill, Susan Lester, William G Dixon
OBJECTIVE: Glucocorticoids (GCs) are often used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) despite their many side effects and the availability of other effective therapies. Cataract and glaucoma are known side effects of GCs but the risk of them developing in the setting of GC use for RA is unknown. The aim was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the association between GCs and the risk of developing cataract and/or glaucoma in RA. METHODS: A systematic search was carried out using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Web of Science...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834541/supervised-learning-technique-for-the-automated-identification-of-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#16
James R Stone, Elisabeth A Wilde, Brian A Taylor, David F Tate, Harvey Levin, Erin D Bigler, Randall S Scheibel, Mary R Newsome, Andrew R Mayer, Tracy Abildskov, Garrett M Black, Michael J Lennon, Gerald E York, Rajan Agarwal, Jorge DeVillasante, John L Ritter, Peter B Walker, Stephen T Ahlers, Nicholas J Tustison
BACKGROUND: White matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are foci of abnormal signal intensity in white matter regions seen with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). WMHs are associated with normal ageing and have shown prognostic value in neurological conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI). The impracticality of manually quantifying these lesions limits their clinical utility and motivates the utilization of machine learning techniques for automated segmentation workflows. METHODS: This study develops a concatenated random forest framework with image features for segmenting WMHs in a TBI cohort...
2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831973/conservative-management-of-central-cemento-ossifying-fibroma
#17
Pedro Henrique Silva Gomes-Ferreira, Leandro Carlos Carrasco, Danila de Oliveira, Járede Carvalho Pereira, Luis Fernando Azambuja Alcalde, Leonardo Perez Faverani
Central cemento-ossifying fibroma is characterized by the combined production of osteoid and cementoid tissue. Radiographically, this lesion is presented as an outlined cortical and variable radiopaque spots, also can be present complete radiolucent or different degrees of radiopacity. The recommended treatment is curettage or enucleation, and the recurrence rate is less than 5%. Considering that surgical treatment is invasive, mainly in large lesions, this study aims to report a patient in whom conservative treatment was carried out by involving the preservation of teeth, with a long-term follow-up...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828611/association-between-race-obesity-and-diabetes-in-elderly-community-dwellers-data-from-the-fibra-study
#18
Maria Clara Moretto, Anne Marie Fontaine, Cássia de Almeida Merlo Sarzedo Garcia, Anita Liberalesso Neri, Maria Elena Guariento
This study sought to investigate the effect of race on measures of body fat (body mass index - BMI, waist circumference - WC and waist-hip ratio - WHR), as well as its relationship with diabetes, among elderly individuals living in urban areas in seven places in Brazil, according to gender. This is a cross-sectional study carried out with a probabilistic sample comprising 2,566 individuals with 65 years of age or more who participated in the FIBRA Study (Frailty in Elderly Brazilians). We used several self-reported sociodemographic variables (gender, age, race, schooling and family income), anthropometric measures of general (BMI) and abdominal obesity (WC and WHR) and self-reported diabetes...
November 3, 2016: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825042/the-sex-ratio-at-birth-in-south-africa-may-be-a-sentinel-health-indicator
#19
Victor Grech, Gwinyai Masukume
INTRODUCTION: The sex ratio at birth is commonly expressed as M/T, denoting male births divided by total births. Males are almost invariably born slightly in excess. Stress and negative socioeconomic conditions lower M/T and this has been mooted as a possible reason for the observed low M/T for Black births worldwide. South Africa is experiencing a period of economic prosperity. This study was carried out in order to ascertain whether improving conditions in South Africa as measured by available health indicators, were associated with a rise in M/T in this country...
November 5, 2016: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823103/student-life-stamping-out-negative-views
#20
Kathy Oxtoby
Racism can be a major issue for black and minority ethnic (BME) nursing students, says Wendy Irwin, the RCN's diversity and equalities coordinator.
October 5, 2016: Nursing Standard
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