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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534878/successive-range-expansion-promotes-diversity-and-accelerates-evolution-in-spatially-structured-microbial-populations
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Felix Goldschmidt, Roland R Regoes, David R Johnson
Successive range expansions occur within all domains of life, where one population expands first (primary expansion) and one or more secondary populations then follow (secondary expansion). In general, genetic drift reduces diversity during range expansion. However, it is not clear whether the same effect applies during successive range expansion, mainly because the secondary population must expand into space occupied by the primary population. Here we used an experimental microbial model system to show that, in contrast to primary range expansion, successive range expansion promotes local population diversity...
May 23, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526905/effectiveness-of-acellular-dermal-matrix-on-autologous-split-thickness-skin-graft-in-treatment-of-deep-tissue-defect-esthetic-subjective-and-objective-evaluation
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Yoo Jung Lee, Myong Chul Park, Dong Ha Park, Hyung Min Hahn, Sue Min Kim, Il Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: A split-thickness skin graft (STSG) is performed to cover a large full-thickness skin defect. Esthetic and functional deficits can result, and many studies have sought to overcome them. This study compared the effectiveness of the acellular dermal matrix (ADM) graft and STSG concerning esthetic and functional effectiveness of ADM on scar quality. METHODS: Of the patients who underwent anterolateral thigh free flap from 2011 to 2015, patients who received skin graft only (n = 10) or skin graft with ADM (n = 20) for coverage of the donor site were enrolled...
May 19, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525306/targeting-fungicide-inputs-according-to-need
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Lise N Jørgensen, F van den Bosch, R P Oliver, T M Heick, N Paveley
Fungicides should be used to the extent required to minimize economic costs of disease in a given field in a given season. The maximum number of treatments and maximum dose per treatment are set by fungicide manufacturers and regulators at a level that provides effective control under high disease pressure. Lower doses are economically optimal under low or moderate disease pressure, or where other control measures such as resistant cultivars constrain epidemics. Farmers in many countries often apply reduced doses, although they may still apply higher doses than the optimum to insure against losses in high disease seasons...
May 19, 2017: Annual Review of Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524867/fundamental-differences-in-diversity-and-genomic-population-structure-between-atlantic-and-pacific-prochlorococcus
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Nadav Kashtan, Sara E Roggensack, Jessie W Berta-Thompson, Maor Grinberg, Ramunas Stepanauskas, Sallie W Chisholm
The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans represent different biogeochemical regimes in which the abundant marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus thrives. We have shown that Prochlorococcus populations in the Atlantic are composed of hundreds of genomically, and likely ecologically, distinct coexisting subpopulations with distinct genomic backbones. Here we ask if differences in the ecology and selection pressures between the Atlantic and Pacific are reflected in the diversity and genomic composition of their indigenous Prochlorococcus populations...
May 19, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515187/reducing-social-isolation-and-loneliness-in-older-people-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Filipa Landeiro, Paige Barrows, Ellen Nuttall Musson, Alastair M Gray, José Leal
INTRODUCTION: Social isolation and loneliness affect approximately one-third to one-half of the elderly population and have a negative impact on their physical and mental health. Group-based interventions where facilitators are well trained and where the elderly are actively engaged in their development seem to be more effective, but conclusions have been limited by weak study designs. We aim to conduct a systematic review to assess the effectiveness of health promotion interventions on social isolation or loneliness in older people...
May 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513617/the-perceived-impact-of-the-european-registration-system-for-genetic-counsellors-and-nurses
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Milena Paneque, Ramona Moldovan, Christophe Cordier, Clara Serra-Juhé, Irene Feroce, Sara Pasalodos, Emmanuelle Haquet, Debby Lambert, Inga Bjørnevoll, Heather Skirton
The aim of the European Board of Medical Genetics has been to develop and promote academic and professional standards necessary in order to provide competent genetic counselling services. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of the European registration system for genetic nurses and counsellors from the perspectives of those professionals who have registered. Registration system was launched in 2013. A cross-sectional, online survey was used to explore the motivations and experiences of those applying for, and the effect of registration on their career...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512550/analysis-of-scientific-production-in-spanish-implantology
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Beatriz Tarazona, Antonio Vidal-Infer, Pablo Tarazona-Alvarez, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to quantify the scientific productivity of researchers, organizations, and regions in Spain that publish articles on implantology in dental journals indexed in Journal Citation Reports. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A search was conducted among the core collection of Thomson Reuters' Web of Science database, on the basis of its broad thematic and geographic coverage of health sciences. The search identified original articles - the main vehicle for the dissemination of research results...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510578/neurofeedback-as-a-form-of-cognitive-rehabilitation-therapy-following-stroke-a-systematic-review
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Tian Renton, Alana Tibbles, Jane Topolovec-Vranic
Neurofeedback therapy (NFT) has been used within a number of populations however it has not been applied or thoroughly examined as a form of cognitive rehabilitation within a stroke population. Objectives for this systematic review included: i) identifying how NFT is utilized to treat cognitive deficits following stroke, ii) examining the strength and quality of evidence to support the use of NFT as a form of cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) and iii) providing recommendations for future investigations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503360/risk-criteria-in-hospital-site-selection-a-systematic-review
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Mohammad Javad Moradian, Ali Ardalan, Amir Nejati, Ali Darvishi Boloorani, Ali Akbarisari, Behnaz Rastegarfar
INTRODUCTION: Hospitals should be safe and remain functional in emergencies and disasters as it is mentioned in the Sendai Framework. Proper selection of a hospital location has a direct effect on survival of affected population in disasters as well as cost and benefit of the hospital in non-emergency situation. Different studies applied different criteria for Hospital Site Selection (HSS). The present study through a systematic review aimed to find out a categorized criteria list that have been used for (HSS) in the literature...
May 1, 2017: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497283/the-impact-of-resistance-training-on-swimming-performance-a-systematic-review
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Emmet Crowley, Andrew J Harrison, Mark Lyons
BACKGROUND: The majority of propulsive forces in swimming are produced from the upper body, with strong correlations between upper body strength and sprint performance. There are significant gaps in the literature relating to the impact of resistance training on swimming performance, specifically the transfer to swimming performance. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this systematic literature review are to (1) explore the transfer of resistance-training modalities to swimming performance, and (2) examine the effects of resistance training on technical aspects of swimming...
May 12, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496962/scalloped-implant-abutment-connection-compared-to-conventional-flat-implant-abutment-connection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Thomas Starch-Jensen, Ann-Eva Christensen, Henning Lorenzen
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to test the hypothesis of no difference in implant treatment outcome after installation of implants with a scalloped implant-abutment connection compared to a flat implant-abutment connection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase and Cochrane library search in combination with a hand-search of relevant journals was conducted. No language or year of publication restriction was applied. RESULTS: The search provided 298 titles...
January 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495817/estimating-the-prevalence-hospitalisation-and-mortality-from-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-nigeria-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Davies Adeloye, Janet O Ige, Adewale V Aderemi, Ngozi Adeleye, Emmanuel O Amoo, Asa Auta, Gbolahan Oni
BACKGROUND: There is not yet a comprehensive evidence-based epidemiological report on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Nigeria. We aimed to estimate country-wide and zonal prevalence, hospitalisation and mortality rates of T2DM in Nigeria. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Global Health, Africa Journals Online (AJOL) and Google Scholar for population and hospital-based studies on T2DM in Nigeria. We conducted a random-effects meta-analysis on extracted crude estimates, and applied a meta-regression epidemiological model, using the United Nations demographics for Nigeria in 1990 and 2015 to determine estimates of diabetes in Nigeria for the two years...
May 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489597/the-prevalence-of-depression-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-china-a-systematic-review
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Xin Fu, Zhi-Jun Li, Chun-Jun Yang, Liangshu Feng, Lemeng Sun, Yang Yao, Yu-Ting Huang
This systematic review is to explore the prevalence of depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in China. Articles of prevalence rates for depression in adult RA patients published before October 2015 were identified from PubMed, Embase, The Cochrane Library, CNKI, CBM, VIP, and Wanfang database and other internet databases. Relevant journals and the recommendations of expert panels were also searched manually. Two independent reviewers searched and assessed the literature. Therelevant data were applied with Meta-Analyst 3...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489282/collaborative-writing-applications-in-healthcare-effects-on-professional-practice-and-healthcare-outcomes
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Patrick M Archambault, Tom H van de Belt, Craig Kuziemsky, Ariane Plaisance, Audrey Dupuis, Carrie A McGinn, Rebecca Francois, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Alexis F Turgeon, Tanya Horsley, William Witteman, Julien Poitras, Jean Lapointe, Kevin Brand, Jean Lachaine, France Légaré
BACKGROUND: Collaborative writing applications (CWAs), such as wikis and Google Documents, hold the potential to improve the use of evidence in both public health and healthcare. Although a growing body of literature indicates that CWAs could have positive effects on healthcare, such as improved collaboration, behavioural change, learning, knowledge management, and adaptation of knowledge to local context, this has never been assessed systematically. Moreover, several questions regarding safety, reliability, and legal aspects exist...
May 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487006/cost-effectiveness-of-salt-reduction-to-prevent-hypertension-and-cvd-a-systematic-review
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Elisabeth Schorling, Dea Niebuhr, Anja Kroke
OBJECTIVE: To analyse and compare the cost-effectiveness of different interventions to reduce salt consumption. DESIGN: A systematic review of published cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA) and cost-utility analyses (CUA) was undertaken in the databases EMBASE, MEDLINE (PubMed), Cochrane and others until July 2016. Study selection was limited to CEA and CUA conducted in member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in English, German or French, without time limit...
May 10, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486820/maintenance-of-certification-what-s-to-know
#16
Pat Rich
The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program administered by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons applies to all Fellows of the Royal College including dermatologists. It is mandatory for those who wish to maintain their fellowship in the Royal College and can be critical for maintaining licensure requirements. Residents can take advantage of the program before becoming Fellows of the Royal College. Fellows and MOC Program participants in the Royal College MOC Program must complete a minimum of 400 credits during a 5-year cycle and a minimum of 40 credits in each year of the cycle...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484144/musculoskeletal-disorders-owas-review
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Marta Gómez-Galán, José Pérez-Alonso, Ángel-Jesús Callejón-Ferre, Javier López-Martínez
The prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) is very important in the world. Governments and companies are the most interested. The objective of the present work is to review the literature on the applications of the OWAS method in the diverse sectors or fields of knowledge and countries from its publication to March 2017. The use of OWAS method has been classified by categories of knowledge, by country and by year. The search was made by selecting only the main collection of the Web of Science. This was selected by the option "Advanced search" using the term OWAS (ts=OWAS) for the time period of 1900 to 2017...
May 9, 2017: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482329/endometrial-changes-during-ulipristal-acetate-use-a-systematic-review
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Inge De Milliano, Dominique Van Hattum, Johannes C F Ket, Judith A F Huirne, Wouter J K Hehenkamp
Ulipristal acetate is increasingly used for several clinical indications, like emergency contraception and pre-treatment of uterine fibroids. It has mixed progesterone agonist and antagonist effects in the myometrium and endometrium. Due to its progesterone antagonistic effect, an unopposed estrogen effect could occur which could cause (pre-)malignant lesions in the endometrium. Several studies have been performed to evaluate this possible increased risk for endometrial malignancies when using ulipristal acetate...
April 28, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481888/using-the-strobe-statement-to-assess-reporting-in-blindness-prevalence-surveys-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Jacqueline Ramke, Anna Palagyi, Vanessa Jordan, Jennifer Petkovic, Clare E Gilbert
OBJECTIVE: Cross-sectional blindness prevalence surveys are essential to plan and monitor eye care services. Incomplete or inaccurate reporting can prevent effective translation of research findings. The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement is a 32 item checklist developed to improve reporting of observational studies. The aim of this study was to assess the completeness of reporting in blindness prevalence surveys in low and middle income countries (LMICs) using STROBE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481780/round-window-application-of-an-active-middle-ear-implant-a-comparison-with-hearing-aid-usage-in-japan
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Satoshi Iwasaki, Shin-Ichi Usami, Haruo Takahashi, Yukihiko Kanda, Tetsuya Tono, Katsumi Doi, Kozo Kumakawa, Kiyofumi Gyo, Yasushi Naito, Sho Kanzaki, Noboru Yamanaka, Kimitaka Kaga
OBJECTIVE: To report on the safety and efficacy of an investigational active middle ear implant (AMEI) in Japan, and to compare results to preoperative results with a hearing aid. DESIGN: Prospective study conducted in Japan in which 23 Japanese-speaking adults suffering from conductive or mixed hearing loss received a VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE with implantation at the round window. Postoperative thresholds, speech perception results (word recognition scores, speech reception thresholds, signal-to-noise ratio [SNR]), and quality of life questionnaires at 20 weeks were compared with preoperative results with all patients receiving the same, best available hearing aid (HA)...
May 5, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
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