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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/28806754/short-term-prediction-of-solar-energy-in-saudi-arabia-using-automated-design-fuzzy-logic-systems
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Majid Almaraashi
Solar energy is considered as one of the main sources for renewable energy in the near future. However, solar energy and other renewable energy sources have a drawback related to the difficulty in predicting their availability in the near future. This problem affects optimal exploitation of solar energy, especially in connection with other resources. Therefore, reliable solar energy prediction models are essential to solar energy management and economics. This paper presents work aimed at designing reliable models to predict the global horizontal irradiance (GHI) for the next day in 8 stations in Saudi Arabia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806483/mandate-for-the-nursing-profession-to-address-climate-change-through-nursing-education
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Jeanne Leffers, Ruth McDermott Levy, Patrice K Nicholas, Casey F Sweeney
PURPOSE: The adverse health effects from climate change demand action from the nursing profession. This article examines the calls to action, the status of climate change in nursing education, and challenges and recommendations for nursing education related to climate change and human health. ORGANIZING CONSTRUCT: Discussion paper. FINDINGS: The integration of climate change into nursing education is essential so that knowledge, skills, and insights critical for clinical practice in our climate-changing world are incorporated in curricula, practice, research, and policy...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806190/the-challenges-of-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-9-inhibitors-for-lipid-guidelines-and-models-of-care
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Anthony S Wierzbicki
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The article reviews the challenges facing cardiovascular disease (CVD) guidelines committees. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical trials in high-risk populations have shown additional CVD event reduction with ezetimibe and proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin-9 inhibitors. These trials recruit middle-aged secondary prevention populations, whereas increasingly the population at risk of CVD comprises the elderly in primary prevention. Some major guidelines have moved from a lipid-target to a risk-based approach...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805926/multiple-trait-genomewide-mapping-and-gene-network-analysis-for-scrotal-circumference-growth-curves-in-brahman-cattle
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A C C Soares, S E F Guimarães, M J Kelly, M R S Fortes, F F E Silva, L L Verardo, R Mota, S Moore
Fertility traits are economically important in cattle breeding programs. Scrotal circumference (SC) measures are repeatable, easily obtained, highly heritable, and positively correlated with female fertility traits and sperm quality traits in males. A useful approach to summarize SC measures over time is using nonlinear models, which summarize specific measures of SC in a few parameters with biological interpretation. This approach facilitates the selection of bulls with larger SC and maturity index (K), that is, early maturing animals...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805424/the-dark-side-of-subjective-value-in-sequential-negotiations-the-mediating-role-of-pride-and-anger
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William J Becker, Jared R Curhan
Scholars who study negotiation increasingly recognize the importance of social context, seeing negotiations not merely as 1-shot interactions but as influenced by what came before. Under this longitudinal conceptualization of negotiation, a number of recent studies demonstrate that social psychological outcomes from prior negotiations are positively related to economic performance in subsequent negotiations when negotiating repeatedly with the same counterpart. In this report, we investigate a counterexample in the context of "sequential negotiations," which we define as multiple negotiation sessions that occur within a short time frame but facing different counterparts in each session...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805174/socioeconomic-position-and-depression-in-south-african-adults-with-long-term-health-conditions-a-longitudinal-study-of-causal-pathways
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T Elwell-Sutton, N Folb, A Clark, L R Fairall, C Lund, M O Bachmann
AIMS: There is convincing evidence that lower socioeconomic position is associated with increased risk of mental disorders. However, the mechanisms involved are not well understood. This study aims to elucidate the causal pathways between socioeconomic position and depression symptoms in South African adults. Two possible causal theories are examined: social causation, which suggests that poor socioeconomic conditions cause mental ill health; and social drift, which suggests that those with poor mental health are more likely to drift into poor socioeconomic circumstances...
August 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805017/estimating-the-between-farm-transmission-rates-for-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-subtype-h5n1-epidemics-in-bangladesh-between-2007-and-2013
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A Ssematimba, I Okike, G M Ahmed, M Yamage, G J Boender, T J Hagenaars, B Bett
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is classified by the World Organization for Animal Health as one of the notifiable diseases. Its occurrence is associated with severe socio-economic impacts and is also zoonotic. Bangladesh HPAI epidemic data for the period between 2007 and 2013 were obtained and split into epidemic waves based on the time lag between outbreaks. By assuming the number of newly infected farms to be binomially distributed, we fit a Generalized Linear Model to the data to estimate between-farm transmission rates (β)...
August 14, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804603/towards-a-more-transparent-hta-process-in-poland-new-polish-hta-methodological-guidelines
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Krzysztof Lach, Michal Dziwisz, Cécile Rémuzat, Mondher Toumi
Introduction: Health technology assessment (HTA) in Poland supports reimbursement decisions via the Polish HTA Agency (AOTMiT), whose guidelines were updated in 2016. Methods: We identified key changes introduced by the update and, before guideline publication, analysed discrepancies between AOTMiT assessments and the submitting marketing authorisation holders (MAHs) to elucidate the context of the update. We compared the clarity and detail of the new guidelines versus those of the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)...
2017: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
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/28803764/effect-of-a-food-waste-disposer-policy-on-solid-waste-and-wastewater-management-with-economic-implications-of-environmental-externalities
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Amani Maalouf, Mutasem El-Fadel
In this study, the carbon footprint of introducing a food waste disposer (FWD) policy was examined in the context of its implications on solid waste and wastewater management with economic assessment of environmental externalities emphasizing potential carbon credit and increased sludge generation. For this purpose, a model adopting a life cycle inventory approach was developed to integrate solid waste and wastewater management processes under a single framework and test scenarios for a waste with high organic food content typical of developing economies...
August 10, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803585/performance-and-financial-consequences-of-stillbirth-in-holstein-dairy-cattle
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A Mahnani, A Sadeghi-Sefidmazgi, H Keshavarzi
Stillbirth is an economically important trait on dairy farms. Knowledge of the consequences of, and the economic losses associated with stillbirth can help the producer when making management decisions. The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of stillbirth on productive and reproductive performance as well as financial losses due to stillbirth incidence in Iranian Holstein dairy farms. Economic and performance data were collected from nine Holstein dairy farms in Isfahan and Khorasan provinces of Iran from March 2008 to December 2013...
August 14, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803203/use-of-bias-correction-techniques-to-improve-seasonal-forecasts-for-reservoirs-a-case-study-in-northwestern-mediterranean
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Raül Marcos, Ma Carmen Llasat, Pere Quintana-Seguí, Marco Turco
In this paper, we have compared different bias correction methodologies to assess whether they could be advantageous for improving the performance of a seasonal prediction model for volume anomalies in the Boadella reservoir (northwestern Mediterranean). The bias correction adjustments have been applied on precipitation and temperature from the European Centre for Middle-range Weather Forecasting System 4 (S4). We have used three bias correction strategies: two linear (mean bias correction, BC, and linear regression, LR) and one non-linear (Model Output Statistics analogs, MOS-analog)...
August 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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/28802754/cost-benefit-analyses-of-supplementary-measles-immunisation-in-the-highly-immunized-population-of-new-zealand
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D T S Hayman, J C Marshall, N P French, T E Carpenter, M G Roberts, T Kiedrzynski
As endemic measles is eliminated from countries through increased immunisation, the economic benefits of enhanced immunisation programs may come into question. New Zealand has suffered from outbreaks after measles introductions from abroad and we use it as a model system to understand the benefits of catch up immunisation in highly immunised populations. We provide cost-benefit analyses for measles supplementary immunisation in New Zealand. We model outbreaks based on estimates of the basic reproduction number in the vaccinated population (Rv, the number of secondary infections in a partially immunised population), based on the number of immunologically-naïve people at district and national levels, considering both pre- and post-catch up vaccination scenarios...
August 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802398/a-mycobacterial-growth-inhibition-assay-mgia-for-bovine-tb-vaccine-development
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Ilaria Pepponi, Bhagwati Khatri, Rachel Tanner, Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos, Martin Vordermeier, Helen McShane
Human tuberculosis remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity throughout the world. The global economic impact of bovine TB is considerable. An effective vaccine would be the most cost-effective way to control both epidemics, particularly in emerging economies. TB vaccine research would benefit from the identification of an immune correlate of protection with which vaccines could be gated at both preclinical and clinical levels. In-vitro mycobacterial growth inhibition assays (MGIA) are functional assays that include most aspects of the complex host immune response to mycobacteria, and they may serve as functional immune correlates for vaccine development...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802171/parental-occupational-exposure-to-benzene-and-the-risk-of-childhood-cancer-a-census-based-cohort-study
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Ben Daniel Spycher, Judith Eva Lupatsch, Anke Huss, Johannes Rischewski, Christina Schindera, Adrian Spoerri, Roel Vermeulen, Claudia Elisabeth Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on occupational exposures in parents and cancer risks in their children support a link between solvents and paints with childhood leukaemia. Few studies have focused specifically on benzene. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether parental occupational exposure to benzene is associated with an increased cancer risk in a census-based cohort of children. METHODS: From a census-based cohort study in Switzerland, we included children aged <16years at national censuses (1990, 2000)...
August 9, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802021/acute-exposure-to-an-environmentally-relevant-concentration-of-diclofenac-elicits-oxidative-stress-in-the-culturally-important-galaxiid-fish-galaxias-maculatus
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Nicole K Mcrae, Chris N Glover, S Rebekah Burket, Bryan W Brooks, Sally Gaw
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug of growing concern in aquatic environments worldwide, yet knowledge of its effects on aquatic biota are restricted to a few model species and mechanisms of impact. In the current study, diclofenac accumulation, its effects on metabolic rate, ionoregulation, and oxidative stress were examined at environmentally-relevant (0.17 μg L-1) and elevated (763 μg L-1) concentrations in a culturally and economically important galaxiid fish, inanga (Galaxias maculatus), from the Southern Hemisphere...
August 12, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801804/a-comparison-of-the-characteristics-and-precision-of-needle-driving-for-right-handed-pediatric-surgeons-between-right-and-left-driving-using-a-model-of-infant-laparoscopic-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair
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Takamasa Ikee, Shun Onishi, Motoi Mukai, Takafumi Kawano, Koshiro Sugita, Tomoe Moriguchi, Koji Yamada, Waka Yamada, Ryuta Masuya, Seiro Machigashira, Kazuhiko Nakame, Tatsuru Kaji, Satoshi Ieiri
PURPOSE: We compared the characteristics and precision of right and left needle driving for right-handed pediatric surgeons using a laparoscopic diaphragmatic repair model. METHODS: Eighteen right-handed pediatric surgeons performed three needle driving maneuvers using both hands. We evaluated the required time and conducted an image analysis. The total path length, velocity, and acceleration of the needle driving were also evaluated. RESULTS: Obtained results show the findings for the required time (s, Rt 310...
August 11, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801433/developing-core-economic-outcome-sets-for-asthma-studies-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Natalia Hounsome, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Ceri Phillips, Anita Patel
INTRODUCTION: Core outcome sets are standardised lists of outcomes, which should be measured and reported in all clinical studies of a specific condition. This study aims to develop core outcome sets for economic evaluations in asthma studies. Economic outcomes include items such as costs, resource use or quality-adjusted life years. The starting point in developing core outcome sets will be conducting a systematic literature review to establish a preliminary list of reporting items to be considered for inclusion in the core outcome set...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
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