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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353358/modeling-the-impact-of-transport-energy-consumption-on-co2-emission-in-pakistan-evidence-from-ardl-approach
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Danish, Muhammad Awais Baloch, Shah Suad
The objective of this research is to examine the relationship between transport energy consumption, economic growth, and carbon dioxide emission (CO2) from transport sector incorporating foreign direct investment and urbanization. This study is carried out in Pakistan by applying autoregressive distributive lag (ARDL) and vector error correction model (VECM) over 1990-2015. The empirical results indicate a strong significant impact of transport energy consumption on CO2 emissions from the transportation sector...
January 20, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352915/silver-i-dithiocarbamate-on-modified-magnetic-cellulose-synthesis-density-functional-theory-study-and-application
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Samaneh Sabaqian, Firouzeh Nemati, Hossein Taherpour Nahzomi, Majid M Heravi
A magnetically retrievable catalytic system involving Ag(I) dithiocarbamate supported on functionalized cellulose was prepared. The structure of this hybrid nano-composite was characterized by various techniques. In addition, to describe the metal-ligand interactions present in the nano-composite, covalent and electrostatic interactions, density functional theory model and quantum theory of atoms in molecule method were employed. The resultant nano-composite exhibits remarkable catalytic efficacy in the synthesis of 2-amino-6-(2-oxo-2H-chromen-3-yl)-4-phenylnicotinonitriles from the reaction of 3-acetylcoumarin, aromatic aldehydes, and malononitrile...
March 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352843/tocilizumab-after-a-first-line-with-anti-tnf-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cost-consequence-analysis-in-the-italian-setting
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Sergio Iannazzo, Maurizio Benucci, Ennio Giulio Favalli
OBJECTIVES: Switching to a different mechanism of action in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients after a first anti-TNF-α has proved to be effective. The objective of this study was a health economic assessment in Italy. METHODS: The study was conducted using a pharmacoeconomic model with a 3-year time horizon. Effectiveness was measured as days gained in low disease activity (LDA; DAS28-ESR <3.2) or in remission (DAS28-ESR <2.6). The model simulated the response to treatments, based on the Rotation Or Change (ROC) trial, the probability of discontinuation and switch to a 3rd-line biologic, and the transition to death...
January 15, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352580/individual-student-characteristics-and-attainment-in-pre-registration-physiotherapy-a-retrospective-multi-site-cohort-study
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Meriel Norris, John A Hammond, Annabel Williams, Robert Grant, Sandra Naylor, Catherine Rozario
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide there is a desire to diversify the physiotherapy workforce. However, limited research indicates that some student characteristics linked to under-representation in pre registration physiotherapy education have lower attainment and greater attrition. This study explored the relationship between individual characteristics and success of students in pre registration physiotherapy education within South East England. DESIGN: A retrospective multi site cohort study including pre registration physiotherapy programmes in the South East of England...
October 31, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352437/cost-effectiveness-of-treatments-for-chronic-constipation-a-systematic-review
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Dolly Han, Nicolas Iragorri, Fiona Clement, Diane Lorenzetti, Eldon Spackman
BACKGROUND: Chronic constipation (CC) has a significant impact on patients' quality of life and imposes an economic burden on individuals and the healthcare system. Treatment options include dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, fibre supplements, stool softeners, and laxatives. OBJECTIVE: We undertook this systematic review to comprehensively evaluate the cost effectiveness of treatments for CC. METHODS: We searched ten common databases to identify economic evaluations published to 13 June 2017...
January 19, 2018: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352136/gphenovision-a-ground-mobile-system-with-multi-modal-imaging-for-field-based-high-throughput-phenotyping-of-cotton
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Yu Jiang, Changying Li, Jon S Robertson, Shangpeng Sun, Rui Xu, Andrew H Paterson
Imaging sensors can extend phenotyping capability, but they require a system to handle high-volume data. The overall goal of this study was to develop and evaluate a field-based high throughput phenotyping system accommodating high-resolution imagers. The system consisted of a high-clearance tractor and sensing and electrical systems. The sensing system was based on a distributed structure, integrating environmental sensors, real-time kinematic GPS, and multiple imaging sensors including RGB-D, thermal, and hyperspectral cameras...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351930/effect-of-the-smoke-free-illinois-act-on-casino-admissions-and-revenue
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John A Tauras, Frank J Chaloupka, Gregg Moor, Patricia Nez Henderson, Scott J Leischow
OBJECTIVE: As part of the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, smoking on the gambling floors of all commercial casinos in Illinois became prohibited. This study examined the effects of the Smoke-Free Illinois Act on casino admissions per-capita and real per-capita adjusted gross receipts using 18 years of data (10 years before and 8 years after the Illinois law went into effect). METHODS: We employed a difference-in-difference regression technique using monthly data for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri and control for numerous determinants expected to affect casino admissions and revenue...
January 19, 2018: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351752/prevalence-of-gingivitis-and-calculus-in-12-year-old-puerto-ricans-a-cross-sectional-study
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Augusto R Elias-Boneta, Karol Ramirez, Sona Rivas-Tumanyan, Margarita Murillo, Milagros J Toro
BACKGROUND: Gingivitis is a common oral health problem. Untreated gingivitis may progress to periodontitis, a common cause of tooth loss. The prevalence of gingivitis and calculus among Puerto Rican children is unknown. Understanding this prevalence can support early public health preventative strategies. This study aims to estimate the prevalence of gingivitis and calculus among 12-year-old Puerto Ricans by health region and to explore differences in distribution by school type (proxy for socio-economic status) and gender...
January 19, 2018: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351290/land-use-change-in-oil-palm-dominated-tropical-landscapes-an-agent-based-model-to-explore-ecological-and-socio-economic-trade-offs
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Claudia Dislich, Elisabeth Hettig, Jan Salecker, Johannes Heinonen, Jann Lay, Katrin M Meyer, Kerstin Wiegand, Suria Tarigan
Land-use changes have dramatically transformed tropical landscapes. We describe an ecological-economic land-use change model as an integrated, exploratory tool used to analyze how tropical land-use change affects ecological and socio-economic functions. The model analysis seeks to determine what kind of landscape mosaic can improve the ensemble of ecosystem functioning, biodiversity, and economic benefit based on the synergies and trade-offs that we have to account for. More specifically, (1) how do specific ecosystem functions, such as carbon storage, and economic functions, such as household consumption, relate to each other? (2) How do external factors, such as the output prices of crops, affect these relationships? (3) How do these relationships change when production inefficiency differs between smallholder farmers and learning is incorporated? We initialize the ecological-economic model with artificially generated land-use maps parameterized to our study region...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351277/ex-ante-assessment-of-different-vaccination-based-control-schedules-against-the-peste-des-petits-ruminants-virus-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Pachka Hammami, Renaud Lancelot, Joseph Domenech, Matthieu Lesnoff
BACKGROUND: Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious and widespread viral infection of small ruminants (goats and sheep), causing heavy economic losses in many developing countries. Therefore, its progressive control and global eradication by 2030 was defined as a priority by international organizations addressing animal health. The control phase of the global strategy is based on mass vaccination of small ruminant populations in endemic regions or countries. It is estimated that a 70% post-vaccination immunity rate (PVIR) is needed in a given epidemiological unit to prevent PPR virus spread...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351029/factors-associated-with-adherence-to-nasoalveolar-molding-nam-by-caregivers-of-infants-born-with-cleft-lip-and-palate
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Nick O Esmonde, Judah S Garfinkle, Yiyi Chen, William E Lambert, Anna A Kuang
OBJECTIVE: Identify factors associated with adherence to nasoalveolar molding (NAM) therapy. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS: Infants with cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, referred for NAM. One hundred thirty-five patients met criteria. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Adherence to NAM therapy, defined as continuous use of the appliance and attendance of NAM adjustment visits...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350997/realizing-the-mass-public-benefit-of-evidence-based-psychological-therapies-the-iapt-program
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David M Clark
Empirically supported psychological therapies have been developed for many mental health conditions. However, in most countries only a small proportion of the public benefit from these advances. The English Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) program aims to bridge the gap between research and practice by training over 10,500 new psychological therapists in empirically supported treatments and deploying them in new services for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. Currently IAPT treats over 560,000 patients per year, obtains clinical outcome data on 98...
January 19, 2018: Annual Review of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350352/the-problem-is-not-professional-publishing-but-the-publish-or-perish-culture
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Gonzalo Génova, José Luis de la Vara
The publication of scientific papers has become increasingly problematic in the last decades. Even if we agree that a renewed model is needed for peer-reviewed scientific publication, we think the problem does not essentially lie in professional publishing-with economic incentives-but in the publish-or-perish culture that dominates the lives of researchers and academics.
January 19, 2018: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350076/health-care-public-sector-share-and-the-u-s-life-expectancy-lag-a-country-level-longitudinal-study
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Megan M Reynolds
Growing research on the political economy of health has begun to emphasize sociopolitical influences on cross-national differences in population health above and beyond economic growth. While this research investigates the impact of overall public health spending as a share of GDP ("health care effort"), it has for the most part overlooked the distribution of health care spending across the public and private spheres ("public sector share"). I evaluate the relative contributions of health care effort, public sector share, and GDP to the large and growing disadvantage in U...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349708/cost-effectiveness-of-empagliflozin-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-at-increased-cardiovascular-risk-in-greece
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George Gourzoulidis, Charalampos Tzanetakos, Ioannis Ioannidis, Apostolos Tsapas, Georgia Kourlaba, Giannis Papageorgiou, Nikos Maniadakis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is frequently associated with co-morbidities that exacerbate cardiovascular (CV) risk. CV disease is the leading cause of death in people with diabetes across the world and accounts for approximately half the deaths in the T2DM population. Hence, the objective of present study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of empagliflozin, in addition to standard of care (SoC), for the treatment of adult patients with T2DM and high CV risk in Greece...
January 18, 2018: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349278/machine-learning-approaches-to-the-social-determinants-of-health-in-the-health-and-retirement-study
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Benjamin Seligman, Shripad Tuljapurkar, David Rehkopf
Background: Social and economic factors are important predictors of health and of recognized importance for health systems. However, machine learning, used elsewhere in the biomedical literature, has not been extensively applied to study relationships between society and health. We investigate how machine learning may add to our understanding of social determinants of health using data from the Health and Retirement Study. Methods: A linear regression of age and gender, and a parsimonious theory-based regression additionally incorporating income, wealth, and education, were used to predict systolic blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference, and telomere length...
April 2018: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349264/life-course-influences-on-later-life-health-in-china-childhood-health-exposure-and-socioeconomic-mediators-during-adulthood
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Hal Kendig, Cathy Honge Gong, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Merril Silverstein, James Nazroo
China's unprecedented population aging and social and economic change raise important issues concerning life course determinants of advantage or disadvantage into later life. Data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) 2013 were analysed to identify the influence of childhood health on later life health as indicated by self-rated health and how this influence could be mediated by social and economic positions (SEP) and resources later in the life span. CHARLS provides nationally representative data on 18, 000 individuals aged 45 years and above in approximately 150 districts and 450 villages...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349235/social-pathways-to-health-on-the-mediating-role-of-the-social-network-in-the-relation-between-socio-economic-position-and-health
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Marja Aartsen, Marijke Veenstra, Thomas Hansen
Good health is one of the key qualities of life, but opportunities to be and remain healthy are unequally distributed across socio-economic groups. The beneficial health effects of the social network are well known. However, research on the social network as potential mediator in the pathway from socio-economic position (SEP) to health is scarce, while there are good reasons to expect a socio-economical patterning of networks. We aim to contribute to our understanding of socio-economic inequalities in health by examining the mediating role of structural and functional characteristics of the social network in the SEP-health relationship...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348623/fetal-vitamin-d-concentration-and-growth-adiposity-and-neurodevelopment-during-infancy
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H Wang, X D Yu, L S Huang, Q Chen, F X Ouyang, X Wang, J Zhang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between cord blood 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration with growth, adiposity and neurodevelopment during infancy. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Serum 25(OH)D was measured in cord blood by the liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) from the Shanghai's "Allergy and Obesity Cohort study" (n = 1244). Weight, length, head circumference, and body mass index (BMI) z-scores for age were calculated based on World Health Organization Standard (at 6 months, 1 years, and 2 years)...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348194/health-care-costs-associated-with-incident-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-germany
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Katharina Kähm, Michael Laxy, Udo Schneider, Wolf H Rogowski, Stefan K Lhachimi, Rolf Holle
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to provide reliable regression-based estimates of costs associated with different type 2 diabetes complications. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We used nationwide statutory health insurance (SHI) data from 316,220 patients with type 2 diabetes. Costs for inpatient and outpatient care, pharmaceuticals, rehabilitation, and nonmedical aids and appliances were assessed in the years 2013-2015. Quarterly observations are available for each year...
January 18, 2018: Diabetes Care
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