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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335392/conscientious-objection-to-animal-experimentation-in-italian-universities
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Ilaria Baldelli, Alma Massaro, Susanna Penco, Anna Maria Bassi, Sara Patuzzo, Rosagemma Ciliberti
In Italy, Law 413/1993 states that public and private Italian Institutions, including academic faculties, are obliged to fully inform workers and students about their right to conscientious objection to scientific or educational activities involving animals, hereafter written as "animal CO". However, little monitoring on the faculties' compliance with this law has been performed either by the government or other institutional bodies. Based on this premise, the authors have critically reviewed the existing data and compared them with those emerging from their own investigation to discuss limitations and inconsistencies...
March 13, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334154/ethical-issues-of-crispr-technology-and-gene-editing-through-the-lens-of-solidarity
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John J Mulvihill, Benjamin Capps, Yann Joly, Tamra Lysaght, Hub A E Zwart, Ruth Chadwick
Background: The avalanche of commentaries on CRISPR-Cas9 technology, a bacterial immune system modified to recognize any short DNA sequence, cut it out, and insert a new one, has rekindled hopes for gene therapy and other applications and raised criticisms of engineering genes in future generations. Sources of data: This discussion draws on articles that emphasize ethics, identified partly through PubMed and Google, 2014-2016. Areas of agreement: CRISPR-Cas9 has taken the pace and prospects for genetic discovery and applications to a high level, stoking anticipation for somatic gene engineering to help patients...
February 23, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333823/committee-opinion-no-695-sterilization-of-women-ethical-issues-and-considerations
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Sterilization is the most common method of contraception among married couples, with nearly twice as many couples choosing female partner sterilization over male sterilization. Although sterilization is among the most straightforward surgical procedures an obstetrician-gynecologist performs, it is enormously complex when considered from a historical, sociological, or ethical perspective. Sterilization practices have embodied a problematic tension, in which some women who desired fertility were sterilized without their knowledge or consent, and other women who wanted sterilization to limit their family size lacked access to it...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333815/committee-opinion-no-695-summary-sterilization-of-women-ethical-issues-and-considerations
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Sterilization is the most common method of contraception among married couples, with nearly twice as many couples choosing female partner sterilization over male sterilization. Although sterilization is among the most straightforward surgical procedures an obstetrician-gynecologist performs, it is enormously complex when considered from a historical, sociological, or ethical perspective. Sterilization practices have embodied a problematic tension, in which some women who desired fertility were sterilized without their knowledge or consent, and other women who wanted sterilization to limit their family size lacked access to it...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331534/ford-and-edison-in-a-modern-regulatory-environment-the-first-in-human-trial-of-night-work-and-artificial-light
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EDITORIAL
Thomas C Erren, David M Shaw, Ursula Wild, J Valérie Groß
A thought experiment places Henry Ford and Thomas Alva Edison in a modern regulatory environment. In a utopian occupational world devoid of night-shifts or artificial light, Ford wants to experiment with "working through the night". To support Ford's project, Edison offers his patented electric lamps to "turn nights into days". An ethics committee [EC] does not approve the night-work experiment and Utopia's Food and Drug Administration [FDA] does not approve the potential medical device as safe for use by humans...
2017: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331367/knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviors-of-primary-health-care-nurses-and-midwives-in-breast-cancer-early-diagnosis-applications
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Aliye Bulut, Aziz Bulut
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to analyze the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of the nurses and midwives about the early diagnosis of breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out at 9 family medical centers (FMCs) and 1 community health center (CHC) in Bingol; the population of this research consisted of 25 midwives and 38 nurses. The protocol for this study was approved by the regional ethics committee of Bingol University...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330815/antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-combined-to-periodontal-treatment-experimental-model
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Estéfani L Belinello-Souza, Letícia H Alvarenga, Cintia Lima-Leal, Patrícia Almeida, Carolina Guimarães Leite, Tairine R Lima, Jhosepher Previati-Oliveira, Lucas de Pretto, Anderson Zanardi de Freitas, Adjaci U Fernandes, Rodrigo L Marcos, Renato A Prates
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) has been used as an adjuvant treatment for periodontitis. It combines a photosensitizer with a light source to induce reactive oxygen species and kill microbial cells. PpNetNI is a protoporphyrin derivative, and it has a chemical binding site at biofilm and great affinity to microbial cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of aPDT as an adjuvant treatment for periodontitis. METHODS: Thirty healthy male rats Wistar (Rattus norvegicus) were used in this study (Approved by UNINOVE Ethical committee AN0029/2015)...
March 18, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327691/editorial-a-new-type-of-bias-in-research-the-research-ethical-committees-bias
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Marco Esposito
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326208/a-child-as-a-donor-for-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-bioethical-justification-a-case-study-on-sickle-cell-disease
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Andrea Z Pereira, Ricardo Hellman, Nelson Hamerschlak, Andrea Kondo, Polianna Mara Rodrigues de Souza, Wilson Leite Pedreira, Luiz Fernando Alves Lima Mantovani, Eduardo Juan Troster, Henrique Grunspun, Marco Aurélio Scarpinella Bueno
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is an important treatment option for children with severe and refractory sickle cell disease (SCD) with debilitating clinical complications. HSCT with cells from the bone marrow of a HLA-identical sibling used in SCD has a low mortality risk, high cure rate, and high event-free survival rate after a median follow-up of 5-6 years. However, matched donors are found in only about 20% of the patients. A boy aged 8 years with SCD had a sister, <2 years old, a fully compatible donor...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323127/bi-phase-age-related-brain-gray-matter-magnetic-resonance-t1%C3%AF-relaxation-time-change-in-adults
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Yáo T Li, Hua Huang, Zhizheng Zhuo, Pu-Xuan Lu, Weitian Chen, Yì Xiáng J Wáng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate normative value and age-related change of brain magnetic resonance T1ρ relaxation at 1.5T. METHODS: This study was approved by the local ethical committee with participants' written consent obtained. There were 42 adults healthy volunteers, including 20 males (age: 41±16 (mean±standard deviation) years, range: 22-68years,) and 22 females (age: 39±15years, range: 21-62years). MRI was performed at 1.5T using 3D fluid suppressed turbo spin echo sequence...
March 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321550/ethical-implications-of-the-electronic-health-record-in-the-service-of-the-patient
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Lois Snyder Sulmasy, Ana María López, Carrie A Horwitch
Electronic health records (EHRs) provide benefits for patients, physicians, and clinical teams, but also raise ethical questions. Navigating how to provide care in the digital age requires an assessment of the impact of the EHR on patient care and the patient-physician relationship. EHRs should facilitate patient care and, as an essential component of that care, support the patient-physician relationship. Billing, regulatory, research, documentation, and administrative functions determined by the operational requirements of health care systems, payers, and others have resulted in EHRs that are better able to satisfy such external functions than to ensure that patient care needs are met...
March 20, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320794/innovative-public-private-partnership-to-target-subsidised-antimalarials-a-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-a-community-intervention-in-western-kenya
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Jeremiah Laktabai, Adriane Lesser, Alyssa Platt, Elisa Maffioli, Manoj Mohanan, Diana Menya, Wendy Prudhomme O'Meara, Elizabeth L Turner
INTRODUCTION: There are concerns of inappropriate use of subsidised antimalarials due to the large number of fevers treated in the informal sector with minimal access to diagnostic testing. Targeting antimalarial subsidies to confirmed malaria cases can lead to appropriate, effective therapy. There is evidence that community health volunteers (CHVs) can be trained to safely and correctly use rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). This study seeks to evaluate the public health impact of targeted antimalarial subsidies delivered through a partnership between CHVs and the private retail sector...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320789/-right-home-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-sustained-nurse-home-visiting-from-pregnancy-to-child-age-2%C3%A2-years-versus-usual-care-to-improve-parent-care-parent-responsivity-and-the-home-learning-environment-at-2%C3%A2-years
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Sharon Goldfeld, Anna Price, Hannah Bryson, Tracey Bruce, Fiona Mensah, Francesca Orsini, Lisa Gold, Harriet Hiscock, Charlene Smith, Lara Bishop, Dianne Jackson, Lynn Kemp
INTRODUCTION: By the time children start school, inequities in learning, development and health outcomes are already evident. Sustained nurse home visiting (SNHV) offers a potential platform for families experiencing adversity, who often have limited access to services. While SNHV programmes have been growing in popularity in Australia and internationally, it is not known whether they can improve children's learning and development when offered via the Australian service system. The right@home trial aims to investigate the effectiveness of an SNHV programme, offered to women from pregnancy to child age 2 years, in improving parent care of and responsivity to the child, and the home learning environment...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318404/magnetization-transfer-imaging-of-treatment-resistant-depression
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Zhiyun Jia, Wei Peng, Ziqi Chen, Huaiqiang Sun, Huawei Zhang, Weihong Kuang, Xiaoqi Huang, Su Lui, Qiyong Gong
Purpose To detect biophysical abnormalities in patients with postmedication treatment-resistant depression (TRD) with magnetization transfer imaging. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the local ethics committee, and written informed consent was obtained from all participants. Participants included 69 patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) (30 with TRD; 39 with non-TRD) and 41 healthy control subjects. Age and sex were examined with one-way analysis of variance and χ(2) tests and were well matched among the three groups...
March 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315007/central-obesity-and-risks-of-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-in-prevalent-hemodialysis-patients
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Heba Wahid El Said, Osama Mahmoud Mohamed, Tamer Wahid El Said, Ahmed Bahaa El Serwi
BACKGROUND: To date, no attempt has been made to assess the best anthropometric method for defining abdominal adiposity in hemodialysis (HD) patients or to determine whether the quantity of intra-abdominal fat relates to morbidity and mortality in that population. We aimed to describe the prevalence of central obesity in HD patients and to investigate the relationship between central obesity assessed by anthropometric variables, and composite outcomes, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among HD patients and whether this parameter correlates with intra-abdominal fat assessed by computed tomography scan (CT scan)...
March 17, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314746/protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-stepped-wedge-trial-assessing-the-impact-of-a-community-level-hygiene-intervention-and-a-water-intervention-using-riverbank-filtration-technology-on-diarrhoeal-prevalence-in-india
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Sarah L McGuinness, Joanne E O'Toole, Thomas B Boving, Andrew B Forbes, Martha Sinclair, Sumit K Gautam, Karin Leder
INTRODUCTION: Diarrhoea is a leading cause of death globally, mostly occurring as a result of insufficient or unsafe water supplies, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. Our study aims to investigate the impact of a community-level hygiene education program and a water quality intervention using riverbank filtration (RBF) technology on diarrhoeal prevalence. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We have designed a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial to estimate the health impacts of our intervention in 4 rural villages in Karnataka, India...
March 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303815/prevalence-and-characterization-of-rotaviruses-in-children-hospitalized-for-diarrheal-disease-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-pune
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Sae Satish Pol, Ashwini Kacharu Dedwal, Sujata Sudhir Ranshing, Shobha Dattatray Chitambar, Sushma Narayan Pednekar, Renu Satish Bharadwaj
BACKGROUND: Diarrhoea remains the second most common cause of death among children below 5 years globally. Among various enteric pathogens, rotavirus appears to be the most important aetiological agent of acute gastroenteritis in infants and young children. Increased understanding of epidemiology of rotavirus infections is needed to improve the vaccine efficacy. AIM: This study aims to determine prevalence rotavirus infection and prevalent circulating strains of rotavirus in and around Pune...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302638/innovative-approach-for-self-management-and-social-welfare-of-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-in-europe-development-validation-and-implementation-of-an-mhealth-tool-mycyfapp
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Joaquim Calvo-Lerma, Celia P Martinez-Jimenez, Juan-Pablo Lázaro-Ramos, Ana Andrés, Paula Crespo-Escobar, Erlend Stav, Cornelia Schauber, Lucia Pannese, Jessie M Hulst, Lucrecia Suárez, Carla Colombo, Celeste Barreto, Kris de Boeck, Carmen Ribes-Koninckx
INTRODUCTION: For the optimal management of children with cystic fibrosis, there are currently no efficient tools for the precise adjustment of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, either for advice on appropriate dietary intake or for achieving an optimal nutrition status. Therefore, we aim to develop a mobile application that ensures a successful nutritional therapy in children with cystic fibrosis. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A multidisciplinary team of 12 partners coordinate their efforts in 9 work packages that cover the entire so-called 'from laboratory to market' approach by means of an original and innovative co-design process...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302637/protocol-for-determining-primary-healthcare-practice-characteristics-models-of-practice-and-patient-accessibility-using-an-exploratory-census-survey-with-linkage-to-administrative-data-in-nova-scotia-canada
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Emily Gard Marshall, Richard J Gibson, Beverley Lawson, Frederick Burge
INTRODUCTION: There is little evidence on how primary care providers (PCPs) model their practices in Nova Scotia (NS), Canada, what services they offer or what accessibility is like for the average patient. This study will create a database of all family physicians and primary healthcare nurse practitioners in NS, including information about accessibility and the model of care in which they practice, and will link the survey data to administrative health databases. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: 3 census surveys of all family physicians, primary care nurse practitioners (ie, PCPs) and their practices in NS will be conducted...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302162/total-thyroidectomy-may-be-more-reasonable-as-initial-surgery-in-unilateral-multifocal-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-a-single-center-experience
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Shuai Xue, Peisong Wang, Jia Liu, Guang Chen
BACKGROUND: The extent of surgery in patients with unilateral multifocal papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (UMPTMC) remains to be controversial. Aimed to improve surgical management of UMPTMC, this study was performed to identify the recurrence of UMPTMC and analyze its predictive factors. METHODS: This study was approved by the Ethical Committee of The First Hospital of the Jilin University, and written informed consent was given by participants for their clinical records to be used in this study...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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