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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227469/building-a-more-diverse-biomedical-engineering-workforce-biomedical-engineering-at-the-university-of-the-district-of-columbia-a-historically-black-college-university
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Lara A Thompson, A Segun Adebayo, Nian Zhang, Sasan Haghani, Kathleen Dowell, Devdas Shetty, Lara A Thompson, A Segun Adebayo, Nian Zhang, Sasan Haghani, Kathleen Dowell, Devdas Shetty, A Segun Adebayo, Sasan Haghani, Kathleen Dowell, Lara A Thompson, Devdas Shetty, Nian Zhang
Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a new, multidisciplinary, and rapidly growing field, however, the BME Workforce suffers from limited ethnic and gender diversity. Despite the demand and growth of this new field due to its public health importance, only 4 out of the 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide offers a Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in Bio-Engineering related fields. In order to contribute to a growing BME Workforce, HBCUs need to react and offer more degree-programs relevant to BME...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213806/clinical-ugt1a1-genetic-analysis-in-pediatric-patients-experience-of-a-reference-laboratory
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Ann M Moyer, Jennifer M Skierka, Katrina E Kotzer, Michelle L Kluge, John L Black, Linnea M Baudhuin
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia can be severe or prolonged and warrant exploration into the underlying etiology, which may include genetic assessment of UGT1A1 for inherited disorders (i.e. Crigler-Najjar syndrome or Gilbert syndrome). METHODS: In our reference laboratory, we performed UGT1A1 gene sequencing analysis on 346 pediatric patients referred for a clinical indication of hyperbilirubinemia. RESULTS: Males (n = 241) had significantly higher mean total bilirubin concentration compared to females (n = 105) (9...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208688/the-impact-of-heat-exposure-and-sleep-restriction-on-firefighters-work-performance-and-physiology-during-simulated-wildfire-suppression
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Grace E Vincent, Brad Aisbett, Brianna Larsen, Nicola D Ridgers, Rod Snow, Sally A Ferguson
This study was designed to examine the effects of ambient heat on firefighters' physical task performance, and physiological and perceptual responses when sleep restricted during simulated wildfire conditions. Thirty firefighters were randomly allocated to the sleep restricted (n = 17, SR; 19 °C, 4-h sleep opportunity) or hot and sleep restricted (n = 13, HOT + SR; 33 °C, 4-h sleep opportunity) condition. Firefighters performed two days of simulated, intermittent, self-paced work circuits comprising six firefighting tasks...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207835/identification-of-plant-cells-in-black-pigments-of-prehistoric-spanish-levantine-rock-art-by-means-of-a-multi-analytical-approach-a-new-method-for-social-identity-materialization-using-cha%C3%A3-ne-op%C3%A3-ratoire
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Esther López-Montalvo, Clodoaldo Roldán, Ernestina Badal, Sonia Murcia-Mascarós, Valentín Villaverde
We present a new multi-analytical approach to the characterization of black pigments in Spanish Levantine rock art. This new protocol seeks to identify the raw materials that were used, as well as reconstruct the different technical gestures and decision-making processes involved in the obtaining of these black pigments. For the first of these goals, the pictorial matter of the black figurative motifs documented at the Les Dogues rock art shelter (Ares del Maestre, Castellón, Spain) was characterized through the combination of physicochemical and archeobotanical analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203127/a-case-of-mysterious-impacted-duodenal-foreign-body-presenting-with-halitosis
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Bhavtosh Dedania, Dipen Khanapara, Amruta Panwala, Murali Dharan
The majority of gastrointestinal (GI) foreign bodies (FBs) discovered in adults are the result of intentional ingestion, most of which are found in patients with a preexisting psychiatric illness, with substance abuse disorders, or in people seeking secondary gain. No similar case of internal injuries following unintentional ingestion of a barbecue grill cleaning brush bristle has been reported. A 58-year-old Caucasian male with no significant history presented with complaint of halitosis, not improving after oral care and dental hygiene measures...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198320/new-approach-to-restraint
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Elaine Cole
RCN head of education Stephanie Aiken is full of praise for the work of the mental health nurse team at Black Country Partnership NHS Trust. 'They have incredible passion that really stands out,' she says. 'The plans start with the patient and work for them, and you can see that this is what the team is passionate about.'
February 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193401/multiresponse-optimization-of-a-uplc-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-tryptophan-and-15-tryptophan-derived-compounds-using-a-box-behnken-design-with-a-desirability-function
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Widiastuti Setyaningsih, Irfan E Saputro, Ceferino A Carrera, Miguel Palma, Carmelo G Barroso
A Box-Behnken design was used in conjunction with multiresponse optimization based on the desirability function to carry out the simultaneous separation of tryptophan and 15 derivatives by Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography. The gradient composition of the mobile phase and the flow rate were optimized with respect to the resolution of severely overlapping chromatographic peaks and the total run time. Two different stationary phases were evaluated (hybrid silica and a solid-core-based C18 column). The methods were validated and a suitable sensitivity was found for all compounds in the concentration range 1-100μgL(-1) (R(2)>0...
June 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192492/transcutaneous-bilirubin-nomograms-in-african-neonates
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Bolajoko O Olusanya, Cecilia A Mabogunje, Donald O Imosemi, Abieyuwa A Emokpae
BACKGROUND: The use of transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) as a screening tool, based on relevant population-specific nomogram, or proxy for total serum bilirubin (TSB) levels in assessing the risk of subsequent hyperbilirubinemia is supported by several clinical guidelines on the management of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. However, while TcB has been found to significantly over-estimate TSB in neonates of African-American ancestry, with variations across TcB devices, no nomogram has been specifically reported for this racial group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187864/relation-of-household-income-to-incidence-of-sudden-unexpected-death-in-wake-county-north-carolina
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Louisa A Mounsey, Feng-Chang Lin, Irion Pursell, Golsa Joodi, Mary Elizabeth Lewis, Anthony Nwosu, Chani Hodonsky, Ross J Simpson, J Paul Mounsey
The incidence of out-of-hospital sudden unexpected death (OHSUD) in a racially and socioeconomically diverse population has been inadequately studied. We collated all OHSUDs over a 24-month period among 18- to 64-year olds in Wake County, North Carolina, to investigate geographic and socioeconomic disparity in incidence of OHSUD. An electronic query of Wake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) identified all EMS attended out-of-hospital deaths. After excluding trauma, expected deaths, and deaths occurring in non-free-living subjects, medical records and medical examiner's reports were reviewed by a committee of cardiologists to make the determination of OHSUD...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186781/accelerating-plasma-mirrors-to-investigate-the-black-hole-information-loss-paradox
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Pisin Chen, Gerard Mourou
The question of whether Hawking evaporation violates unitarity, and therefore results in the loss of information, has remained unresolved since Hawking's seminal discovery. To date, the investigations have remained mostly theoretical since it is almost impossible to settle this paradox through direct astrophysical black hole observations. Here, we point out that relativistic plasma mirrors can be accelerated drastically and stopped abruptly by impinging intense x-ray pulses on solid plasma targets with a density gradient...
January 27, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185158/outcome-measures-in-clinical-trials-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Caspar E P van Munster, Bernard M J Uitdehaag
Due to the heterogeneous nature of the disease, it is a challenge to capture disease activity of multiple sclerosis (MS) in a reliable and valid way. Therefore, it can be difficult to assess the true efficacy of interventions in clinical trials. In phase III trials in MS, the traditionally used primary clinical outcome measures are the Expanded Disability Status Scale and the relapse rate. Secondary outcome measures in these trials are the number or volume of T2 hyperintense lesions and gadolinium-enhancing T1 lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain...
February 9, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182748/beyond-experimentation-five-trajectories-of-cigarette-smoking-in-a-longitudinal-sample-of-youth
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Lauren M Dutra, Stanton A Glantz, Nadra E Lisha, Anna V Song
The first goal of this study was to identify the most appropriate measure of cigarette smoking for identifying unique smoking trajectories among adolescents; the second goal was to describe the resulting trajectories and their characteristics. Using 15 annual waves of smoking data in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97), we conducted an exploratory latent class growth analysis to determine the best of four outcome variables for yearly smoking (cigarettes per day on days smoked, days smoked per month, mean cigarettes per day, and total cigarettes per month) among individuals aged 12 to 30 (n = 8,791)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163967/pregnancy-detecting-plants-used-in-remo-and-ijebu-areas-of-ogun-state-nigeria
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Adediwura Fred-Jaiyesimi, Jolaade Taiwo
AIM/BACKGROUND: Plants and plants extracts are employed in cultures for religious purposes, as beauty therapies, in the detection and management/treatment of diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY: In this study, an ethnobotanical studies of plants used in detecting pregnancy in Ijebu and Remo areas of Ogun State were carried out using semi-structured to obtain demographic data, local names of plants, the morphological parts used. Furthermore, a phytochemical analysis of two of the identified plants was performed...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163954/effect-of-nigella-sativa-black-seeds-against-methotrexate-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-mice
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Jawad Hassan Ahmed, Isra Mohammed Abdulmajeed
AIM: To evaluate the protective effect of Nigella sativa (NS) against nephrotoxicity of methotrexate (MTX) in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four groups of Swiss albino male mice, eight in each group were used. The study was carried on between October 2014 and April 2015. Group 1 (control) were administered 0.3 ml distilled water orally daily for 21 days and injected with normal saline (0.25 ml) IP weekly. Group 2 (MTX group) were treated with MTX, 10 mg/kg IP weekly, while Group 3 were treated with 0...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157438/exploring-the-association-between-race-and-health-among-older-adults-who-are-incarcerated
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Tina Maschi, Qiuhu Shi, Kirsten Forseth, Pedro Laureano, Deborah Viola
One of the little known ironies in the field of prison health is the notion that prison may actually have health-stabilizing effects for some groups. This study contributes to this line of inquiry by examining a variety of physical and mental health indicators among an older cohort of prisoners. Furthermore, this study's focus on race addresses a notable gap in the growing literature on older prisoner health. A cross-section of 625 males who were incarcerated residing in a northeastern state prison system was surveyed and data on self-reported health status and stress and individual demographics characteristics were collected...
February 3, 2017: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156656/systematic-review-of-interventions-to-facilitate-advance-care-planning-acp-in-cancer-patients
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Hao-Wen Sim, Camilla Zimmermann, Monika K Krzyzanowska
: 21 Background: ACP refers to the process of consideration, documentation and communication of preferences for future care. ACP is crucial for patients (pts) with advanced cancer as it can guide substitute decision makers (SDM) and health care providers (HCP) to align care with preferences, thus improving quality of end-of-life care. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Cochrane (Systematic Review and Clinical Trial) databases (1995 to 2015) to identify interventions that facilitate ACP for cancer pts (documentation or discussion of advance directives, SDM or code status)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154850/size-modulation-electronic-and-optical-properties-of-phosphorene-nanoribbons-dft-bols-approximation
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Yonghui Liu, Maolin Bo, Xuexian Yang, PanPan Zhang, Chang Q Sun, Yongli Huang
DFT and BOLS approximations were carried out to study the electronic and optical properties of different sizes of black phosphorus nanoribbons (PNRs) with either zigzag- or armchair-terminated edges. PNRs exhibit a nearly direct bandgap, the size of which is strongly increased because of quantum effects. Meanwhile, the bandgap energies of these two kinds of edge PNRs reveal an excellent size dependency. We reconcile the size-dependence of the bandgap energy shifts for PNRs with respect to stimulated bond relaxation, and quantification of the bond length, the bond strength, and the bond nature index...
February 3, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154759/diarrhea-no-more-does-zinc-help-the-poor-evidence-on-the-effectiveness-of-programmatic-efforts-to-reach-poorest-in-delivering-zinc-and-ors-at-scale-in-up-and-gujarat-india
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Amnesty E LeFevre, Diwakar Mohan, Sarmila Mazumder, Laura L Lamberti, Sunita Taneja, Robert E Black, Christa L Fischer-Walker
BACKGROUND: India has the greatest burden of diarrhea in children under 5 years globally. The Diarrhea Alleviation through zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) Therapy program (2010-2014) sought to improve access to and utilization of zinc and ORS among children 2-59 months in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, through public and private sector delivery channels. In this analysis, we present findings on program's effect in reducing child-health inequities. METHODS: Data from cross-sectional baseline and endline surveys were used to assess disparities in key outcomes across six dimensions: socioeconomic strata, gender, caregiver education, ethnicity and geography...
December 2016: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148254/building-trust-and-rapport-early-in-the-new-doctor-patient-relationship-a-longitudinal-qualitative-study
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Bich N Dang, Robert A Westbrook, Sarah M Njue, Thomas P Giordano
BACKGROUND: New patients are a particularly vulnerable population because they are at high risk of missing a subsequent visit or dropping out of care completely. However, few data exist on what new patients value in the beginning of a relationship with a new provider. Persons with HIV infection may be an ideal population to study the drivers of a positive initial patient-provider relationship, as it is a chronic and serious condition that requires a reliable, ongoing relationship with a provider...
February 2, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144871/activity-of-the-endophytic-fungi-phlebia-sp-and-paecilomyces-formosus-in-decolourisation-and-the-reduction-of-reactive-dyes-cytotoxicity-in-fish-erythrocytes
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Lígia Maria Crubelati Bulla, Julio Cesar Polonio, Ana Luiza de Brito Portela-Castro, Vanessa Kava, João Lúcio Azevedo, João Alencar Pamphile
The current study investigates the potential for discolouration and degradation of Reactive Blue 19 and Reactive Black 5 textile dyes by endophytic fungi Phlebia sp. and Paecilomyces formosus as well as the potential cytotoxicity of products or by-products generated by the treatments in fish erythrocytes. It was observed at 30 days that both endophytes showed biodegradation activity with 0.1 g mL(-1) of dyes. P. formosus showed highest extracellular and intracellular protein content levels after the 15th day, and Phlebia sp...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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