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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806786/an-economic-evaluation-of-vector-control-in-the-age-of-a-dengue-vaccine
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Christopher Fitzpatrick, Alexander Haines, Mathieu Bangert, Andrew Farlow, Janet Hemingway, Raman Velayudhan
INTRODUCTION: Dengue is a rapidly emerging vector-borne Neglected Tropical Disease, with a 30-fold increase in the number of cases reported since 1960. The economic cost of the illness is measured in the billions of dollars annually. Environmental change and unplanned urbanization are conspiring to raise the health and economic cost even further beyond the reach of health systems and households. The health-sector response has depended in large part on control of the Aedes aegypti and Ae...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806721/the-effect-of-visual-perturbation-upon-femoral-acceleration-during-the-single-and-bilateral-squat
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R Barry Dale, Ravi P Gollapalli, Taylor Price, Katie Megahee, Morgan Duncan, Nick Tolstick, Luke Ford
OBJECTIVES: Record femoral accelerations using a smartphone accelerometer attached to the distal thigh during single-legged (SLS) and bilateral squats, and each squat condition occurred under two visual conditions: 1) normal vision and 2) visual perturbation with stroboscopic glasses. DESIGN: Repeated-measures cross-over with counter-balanced order for four total conditions. SETTING: Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: 22 females and 16 males without lower extremity pathologies...
June 20, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806282/adenovirus-infection-in-children-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-report-from-the-canadian-infection-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-research-group
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Samuele Renzi, Salah Ali, Carol Portwine, David Mitchell, David Dix, Victor Lewis, Victoria Price, Michelle Science, Lillian Sung
BACKGROUND: Children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are at high risk of life-threatening bacterial and fungal infection. However, little is known about the prevalence or severity of adenovirus infection in this population. Objective was to describe the characteristics, treatments and outcomes of adenovirus infection in children with newly diagnosed AML. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review based upon two multi-center cohort studies which focused on identifying risk factors for infection in children with AML...
August 10, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805961/reducing-branded-prescription-drug-prices-a-review-of-policy-options
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G Caleb Alexander, Jeromie Ballreich, Mariana P Socal, Taruja Karmarkar, Antonio Trujillo, Jeremy Greene, Joshua Sharfstein, Gerard Anderson
The high prices of specialty pharmaceuticals are causing some public programs to ration care and many private insurers, including Medicare drug plans, to place specialty drugs on high cost sharing tiers. As a result, access to these drugs is severely restricted, and only a small portion of the population with the disease is receiving treatment. This concern has generated a wide range of proposed solutions. We conducted a literature review and identified fifty-two solutions in the peer reviewed literature that we classified into five broad categories: revising the patent system; encouraging research to increase development of new drugs; altering pharmaceutical regulation; decreasing market demand; and developing innovative pricing strategies...
August 14, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805182/human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-a-research-tool-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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J P Robbins, J Price
Human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) offer a novel, timely approach for investigating the aetiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. Although we are starting to gain more insight into the specific mechanisms that cause Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, this has not resulted in therapies to slow the pathological processes. Animal models have been paramount in studying the neurobiological processes underlying psychiatric disorders. Nonetheless, these human conditions cannot be entirely recapitulated in rodents...
August 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804787/burden-of-paediatric-respiratory-syncytial-virus-disease-and-potential-effect-of-different-immunisation-strategies-a-modelling-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis-for-england
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Deborah Cromer, Albert Jan van Hoek, Anthony T Newall, Andrew J Pollard, Mark Jit
BACKGROUND: Vaccines and prophylactic antibodies against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are in development and likely to be available in the next 5-10 years. The most efficient way to use these products when they become available is an important consideration for public health decision makers. METHODS: We performed a multivariate regression analysis to estimate the burden of RSV in children younger than 5 years in England (UK), a representative high-income temperate country, and used these results to assess the potential effect of different RSV immunisation strategies (targeting vaccination for infants, or pregnant women, or prophylactic antibodies for neonates)...
August 2017: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804786/health-impact-assessment-of-the-uk-soft-drinks-industry-levy-a-comparative-risk-assessment-modelling-study
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Adam D M Briggs, Oliver T Mytton, Ariane Kehlbacher, Richard Tiffin, Ahmed Elhussein, Mike Rayner, Susan A Jebb, Tony Blakely, Peter Scarborough
BACKGROUND: In March, 2016, the UK Government proposed a tiered levy on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs; high tax for drinks with >8 g of sugar per 100 mL, moderate tax for 5-8 g, and no tax for <5 g). We estimate the effect of possible industry responses to the levy on obesity, diabetes, and dental caries. METHODS: We modelled three possible industry responses: reformulation to reduce sugar concentration, an increase of product price, and a change of the market share of high-sugar, mid-sugar, and low-sugar drinks...
January 2017: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804600/analysis-of-health-economics-assessment-reports-for-pharmaceuticals-in-france-understanding-the-underlying-philosophy-of-ceesp-assessment
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Mondher Toumi, Anastasiia Motrunich, Aurélie Millier, Cécile Rémuzat, Christos Chouaid, Bruno Falissard, Samuel Aballéa
Background: Despite the guidelines for Economic and Public Health Assessment Committee (CEESP) submission having been available for nearly six years, the dossiers submitted continue to deviate from them, potentially impacting product prices. Objective: to review the reports published by CEESP, analyse deviations from the guidelines, and discuss their implications for the pricing and reimbursement process. Study design: CEESP reports published until January 2017 were reviewed, and deviations from the guidelines were extracted...
2017: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803499/book-review-best-practices-for-documenting-occupational-therapy-services-in-schools-frolek-clark-gloria-handley-more-dottie-2017-best-practices-for-documenting-occupational-therapy-services-in-schools-bethesda-md-aota-press-150-pp-us-69-00-non-aota-member-price
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803497/exploring-the-potential-value-of-improved-care-for-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-with-a-novel-calcimimetic-therapy
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Björn Stollenwerk, Sergio Iannazzo, Kerry Cooper, Vasily Belozeroff
AIMS: This study explored the use of a value-based pricing approach for the new calcimimetic etelcalcetide indicated for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients receiving hemodialysis. It used the US payer perspective and applied the cost-effectiveness framework. Because etelcalcetide is an intravenous therapy that can be titrated for individual patients, and because its utilization is yet to be assessed in real world settings, a range of plausible doses were estimated for etelcalcetide to define a range of prices...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803213/effect-of-salting-and-ripening-on-the-physicochemical-and-sensory-quality-of-goat-and-sheep-cured-legs
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Alfredo Teixeira, Aline Fernandes, Etelvina Pereira, Aristides Manuel, Sandra Rodrigues
Physicochemical and sensory characteristics of sheep and goat cured legs were evaluated. The pH values (5.7-5.8) and aw (0.87 and 0.83) found to be adequate to control meat deterioration, promoting safety and stability to shelf life of products with respect to microbial growth. The high protein (46.2 and 38.4%) and low fat (5.3 and 8.7%) percentages of the goat and sheep cured legs were the main evidence of the effect of salting and ripening processes. A low cholesterol content of 4.5% is particularly evident in sheep cured legs...
August 4, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802894/doomed-to-collapse-why-algerian-steppe-rangelands-are-overgrazed-and-some-lessons-to-help-land-use-transitions
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Jaime Martínez-Valderrama, Javier Ibáñez, Gabriel Del Barrio, Francisco J Alcalá, Maria E Sanjuán, Alberto Ruiz, Azziz Hirche, Juan Puigdefábregas
This work illustrates the application of a simulation model to analyse how swiftly large-scale land-use changes can drive broad territories to collapse. In this sense, the economic needs of a population should not clash with the natural environment but rather be reconciled with it. Abundant literature deals with the integration of socioeconomic drivers, ecological aspects, farming management, and climatology related to Algerian rangeland degradation. The present study seeks to compare the time course of Alfa grass biomass and the livestock raised on these distinctive rangelands under two different land-use strategies...
August 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802721/comparison-of-commercially-available-preservatives-for-maintaining-the-integrity-of-bacterial-dna-in-human-milk
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Kimberly A Lackey, Janet E Williams, William J Price, Janae M Carrothers, Sarah L Brooker, Bahman Shafii, Mark A McGuire, Michelle K McGuire
BACKGROUND: Inhibiting changes to bacteria in human milk between sample collection and analysis is necessary for unbiased characterization of the milk microbiome. Although cold storage is considered optimal, alternative preservation is sometimes necessary. RESEARCH AIM/QUESTION: The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of several commercially-available preservatives with regard to maintaining bacterial DNA in human milk for delayed microbiome analysis...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802512/cangrelor-versus-clopidogrel-on-a-background-of-unfractionated-heparin-from-champion-phoenix
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Muthiah Vaduganathan, Robert A Harrington, Gregg W Stone, Ph Gabriel Steg, C Michael Gibson, Christian W Hamm, Matthew J Price, Efthymios N Deliargyris, Jayne Prats, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Harvey D White, Deepak L Bhatt
Cangrelor is approved for use during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and is administered with different parenteral anticoagulants. We examined the efficacy and safety of cangrelor in the subgroup of patients who received unfractionated heparin (UFH) during PCI in the modified intention-to-treat population of the randomized CHAMPION PHOENIX trial (cangrelor vs clopidogrel; n = 10,939). The primary efficacy end point was the composite of death, myocardial infarction, ischemia-driven revascularization, or stent thrombosis (ST) at 48 hours...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802332/new-algorithms-for-processing-time-series-big-eeg-data-within-mobile-health-monitoring-systems
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Mohamed Adel Serhani, Mohamed El Menshawy, Abdelghani Benharref, Saad Harous, Alramzana Nujum Navaz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Recent advances in miniature biomedical sensors, mobile smartphones, wireless communications, and distributed computing technologies provide promising techniques for developing mobile health systems. Such systems are capable of monitoring epileptic seizures reliably, which are classified as chronic diseases. Three challenging issues raised in this context with regard to the transformation, compression, storage, and visualization of big data, which results from a continuous recording of epileptic seizures using mobile devices...
October 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802299/child-and-parental-perspectives-on-diet-and-physical-activity-decisions-implications-for-childhood-obesity-prevention-in-china
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Youfa Wang, Alice Fang Yan, Xinyu Shi, Huijun Wang, Zhiyong Wang, Joel Gittelsohn, Fei Xu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Obesity has become a global epidemic. In China, 42% of adults and about onefifth of children are overweight or obese. In major cities, about one-third of boys are overweight or obese. This study aimed to understand how children and parents in China make eating and physical activity (PA) decisions, considering individual, family, community, social, and environmental factors, and to collect parents' recommendations for interventions to promote healthy eating and physical activity...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801929/validation-and-application-of-a-novel-integrated-genetic-screening-method-to-a-cohort-of-1-112-men-with-idiopathic-azoospermia-or-severe-oligozoospermia
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Manon S Oud, Liliana Ramos, Moira K O'Bryan, Robert I McLachlan, Özlem Okutman, Stephane Viville, Petra F de Vries, Dominique F C M Smeets, Dorien Lugtenberg, Jayne Y Hehir-Kwa, Christian Gilissen, Maartje van de Vorst, Lisenka E L M Vissers, Alexander Hoischen, Aukje M Meijerink, Kathrin Fleischer, Joris A Veltman, Michiel J Noordam
Microdeletions of the Y chromosome (YCMs), Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY) and CFTR mutations are known genetic causes of severe male infertility, but the majority of cases remain idiopathic. Here we describe a novel method using single molecule Molecular Inversion Probes (smMIPs), to screen infertile men for mutations and copy number variations (CNVs) affecting known disease genes. We designed a set of 4,525 smMIPs targeting the coding regions of causal (n = 6) and candidate (n = 101) male infertility genes...
August 11, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801539/cangrelor-in-older-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-findings-from-champion-phoenix
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Matthew A Cavender, Deepak L Bhatt, Gregg W Stone, Ph Gabriel Steg, C Michael Gibson, Christian W Hamm, Matthew J Price, Jayne Prats, Steven Elkin, Efthymios N Deliargyris, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Harvey D White, Robert A Harrington
BACKGROUND: Older patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention are at increased risk of periprocedural events. METHODS AND RESULTS: CHAMPION (cangrelor versus standard therapy to achieve optimal management of platelet inhibition) PHOENIX randomized 11 145 patients to cangrelor or clopidogrel. We sought to determine the outcomes in the prespecified subgroup of patients ≥75 years old (n=2010; 18%). Cangrelor resulted in directionally consistent effects on the primary end point (death, myocardial infarction, ischemia-driven revascularization, or stent thrombosis) in patients ≥75 years old (odds ratio [OR], 0...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801419/ssri-antidepressant-use-potentiates-weight-gain-in-the-context-of-unhealthy-lifestyles-results-from-a-4-year-australian-follow-up-study
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Zumin Shi, Evan Atlantis, Anne W Taylor, Tiffany K Gill, Kay Price, Sarah Appleton, Ma-Li Wong, Julio Licinio
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between antidepressant use and weight gain, as well as the interaction with lifestyle factors. DESIGN: Longitudinal study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We used data from 2334 adults from two stages (4.4 years apart) of the North West Adelaide Health Study, including validated diet and lifestyle questionnaires, measured body weight and linked pharmaceutical prescription data. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Body weight change...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801254/the-effect-of-visual-parameters-on-neural-activation-during-nonsymbolic-number-comparison-and-its-relation-to-math-competency
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Eric D Wilkey, Jordan C Barone, Michèle M M Mazzocco, Stephan E Vogel, Gavin R Price
Nonsymbolic numerical comparison task performance (whereby a participant judges which of two groups of objects is numerically larger) is thought to index the efficiency of neural systems supporting numerical magnitude perception and tasks has been related to individual differences in math competency. However, a growing body of research suggests performance on such tasks is heavily influenced by visual parameters of the stimuli (e.g. surface area and dot size of object sets) such that the correlation with math is driven by performance on trials in which number is incongruent with visual cues...
August 8, 2017: NeuroImage
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