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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545377/phenolic-compounds-from-edible-algae-bioactivity-and-health-benefits
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Lidia Montero, Andrea Del Pilar Sánchez-Camargo, Elena Ibáñez, Bienvenida Gilbert-López
Algae have been consumed for many years in Asian countries; at present, its consumption around the world either as food ingredient or directly as food commodity has increased considerably mainly due to the Asian influence and its cuisine, but also because the growing interest on the beneficial health effects of algae. Although several biological activities have been attributed to different algae compounds such as pigments, lipids, polysaccharides, fiber, proteins or vitamins, in the present review we will highlight the different phenolic compounds present on seaweeds and their important role in the functional and health effects, paying special attention to the antioxidant, antiproliferative, anti-obesity and antidiabetic activities...
May 23, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544896/exploring-mechanisms-of-change-in-cognitive-therapy-and-interpersonal-psychotherapy-for-adult-depression
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Lotte H J M Lemmens, Francisca Galindo-Garre, Arnoud Arntz, Frenk Peeters, Steven D Hollon, Robert J DeRubeis, Marcus J H Huibers
The present study explored the temporal relationships between change in five candidate causal mechanisms and change in depressive symptoms in a randomized comparison of individual Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for adult depression. Furthermore, hypotheses concerning the mediation of change in these treatments were tested. Patients were 151 depressed adult outpatients treated with either CT (n = 76) or IPT (n = 75). Depression severity was assessed with the BDI-II. Candidate mediators included both therapy-specific as well as common factors...
May 8, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544860/behavioral-processes-in-long-lag-intervention-studies
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Dale T Miller, Jennifer E Dannals, Julian J Zlatev
We argue that psychologists who conduct experiments with long lags between the manipulation and the outcome measure should pay more attention to behavioral processes that intervene between the manipulation and the outcome measure. Neglect of such processes, we contend, stems from psychology's long tradition of short-lag lab experiments where there is little scope for intervening behavioral processes. Studying process in the lab invariably involves studying psychological processes, but in long-lag field experiments it is important to study causally relevant behavioral processes as well as psychological ones...
May 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544070/the-importance-of-assessing-out-of-pocket-payments-when-the-financing-of-antiretroviral-therapy-is-transitioned-to-domestic-funding-findings-from-vietnam
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Benjamin Johns, Le Bao Chau, Kieu Huu Hanh, Nguyen Thuy Huong, Hoa Mai Do, Anh Thuy Duong, Long Hoang Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: To assess out-of-pocket payments and catastrophic health expenditures among antiretroviral therapy (ART) patients in Vietnam, and to model catastrophic payments under different copayment scenarios when the primary financing of ART changes to social health insurance. METHODS: Cross-sectional facility-based survey of 843 patients at 42 health facilities representative of 87% of ART patients in 2015. RESULTS: Because of donor and government funding, no payments were made for antiretroviral drugs...
May 19, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541931/the-role-of-constructed-wetlands-for-biomass-production-within-the-water-soil-waste-nexus
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C T Avellan, R Ardakanian, P Gremillion
The use of constructed wetlands for water pollution control has a long standing tradition in urban, peri-urban, rural, agricultural and mining environments. The capacity of wetland plants to take up nutrients and to filter organic matter has been widely discussed and presented in diverse fora and published in hundreds of articles. In an ever increasingly complex global world, constructed wetlands not only play a role in providing safe sanitation in decentralized settings, shelter for biodiversity, and cleansing of polluted sites, in addition, they produce biomass that can be harvested and used for the production of fodder and fuel...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540162/effect-of-brand-and-advertising-medium-on-demand-for-e-cigarettes-evidence-from-an-experimental-auction
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Matthew C Rousu, Richard O'Connor, Jay Corrigan
Print and television advertisements for e-cigarettes are currently legal in the United States. Given that e-cigarettes are a lower-risk alternative to cigarettes, these ads could have a positive public health impact if they motivate smokers to switch to e-cigarettes. However, the public health impact of e-cigarette ads could be negative if ads increase demand for both e-cigarettes and cigarettes. We use experimental auctions -in which participants bid in real auctions and winners pay for the items they purchase - to study the effect of print and TV e-cigarettes ads on demand for the brand from the ad, for another e-cigarettes brand, and for cigarettes...
September 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534869/advancing-precambrian-palaeomagnetism-with-the-paleomagia-and-pint-qpi-databases
#7
Toni H Veikkolainen, Andrew J Biggin, Lauri J Pesonen, David A Evans, Nicholas A Jarboe
State-of-the-art measurements of the direction and intensity of Earth's ancient magnetic field have made important contributions to our understanding of the geology and palaeogeography of Precambrian Earth. The PALEOMAGIA and PINT(QPI) databases provide thorough public collections of important palaeomagnetic data of this kind. They comprise more than 4,100 observations in total and have been essential in supporting our international collaborative efforts to understand Earth's magnetic history on a timescale far longer than that of the present Phanerozoic Eon...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531819/welfare-consequences-for-people-with-epilepsy-and-their-partners-a-matched-nationwide-study-in-denmark
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Poul Jennum, Anne Sabers, Jakob Christensen, Rikke Ibsen, Jakob Kjellberg
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the excess direct and indirect costs associated with epilepsy. METHODS: From the Danish National Patient Registry (1998-2013), we identified people within all ages with an epilepsy diagnosis and matched them to control individuals. Additionally, partners of people with epilepsy were identified, who were compared with control partners. Direct costs included frequencies and costs of hospitalizations and weighted outpatient use according to diagnosis-related group, and specific outpatient costs based on data from the Danish Ministry of Health...
May 12, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522118/a-national-survey-of-hdr-source-knowledge-among-practicing-radiation-oncologists-and-residents-establishing-a-willingness-to-pay-threshold-for-cobalt-60-usage
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Raymond Mailhot Vega, Wesley Talcott, Omar Ishaq, Patrice Cohen, Christina J Small, Tamara Duckworth, Gustavo Sarria Bardales, Carmen A Perez, Peter B Schiff, William Small, Matthew M Harkenrider
PURPOSE: Ir-192 is the predominant source for high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy in United States markets. Co-60, with longer half-life and fewer source exchanges, has piloted abroad with comparable clinical dosimetry but increased shielding requirements. We sought to identify practitioner knowledge of Co-60 and establish acceptable willingness-to-pay (WTP) thresholds for additional shielding requirements for use in future cost-benefit analysis. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A nationwide survey of U...
May 15, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513739/vapour-liquid-interfacial-properties-of-square-well-chains-from-density-functional-theory-and-monte-carlo-simulation
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Francisco José Martínez-Ruiz, Felipe J Blas, A Ignacio Moreno-Ventas Bravo, José Manuel Míguez, Luis G MacDowell
The statistical associating fluid theory for attractive potentials of variable range (SAFT-VR) density functional theory (DFT) developed by [Gloor et al., J. Chem. Phys., 2004, 121, 12740-12759] is used to predict the interfacial behaviour of molecules modelled as fully-flexible square-well chains formed from tangentially-bonded monomers of diameter σ and potential range λ = 1.5σ. Four different model systems, comprising 4, 8, 12, and 16 monomers per molecule, are considered. In addition to that, we also compute a number of interfacial properties of molecular chains from direct simulation of the vapour-liquid interface...
May 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511157/-conceptual-approaches-to-improve-the-system-of-preventive-medical-examinations-of-the-adult-population
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Олег Л Зюков, Володимир А Гандзюк, Наталія Ю Кондратюк
INTRODUCTION: Health indicators Ukraine's adult population over the last decade still too high for both countries of the European Community. Features direction of preventive health system of Ukraine, currently used extremely limited. Existing approaches to planning and carrying out preventive medical examinations in our country are outdated and are formal, so improving the existing system of preventive medical examinations of the adult population is necessary and timely. AIM: To prove scientifically conceptual approaches to improving the planning and implementation of preventive medical examinations of adults through functional and structural changes...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505704/-compilation-of-second-opinion-programs-in-the-german-statutory-health-insurance
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Dawid Pieper, Simone Heß, Tim Mathes
Objective According to a new legislation passed in 2016, patients with an indication for elective procedures have the right to obtain a second opinion. The Federal Joint Committee has not yet provided a list of indications that this legislation will cover. Independently of this, the statutory health insurances can, nonetheless, pay for a second opinion. The aim of this article is to give an overview of current second opinion programs delivered by the statutory health insurance schemes. Methods Websites of all German statutory health insurance schemes (n=117) were searched for second opinion programs and their features in November 2016...
May 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505123/perceived-health-benefits-and-willingness-to-pay-for-parks-by-park-users-quantitative-and-qualitative-research
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Claire Henderson-Wilson, Kah-Ling Sia, Jenny Veitch, Petra K Staiger, Penny Davidson, Peter Nicholls
Whilst a growing body of evidence demonstrates people derive a range of health and wellbeing benefits from visiting parks, only a limited number of attempts have been made to provide a complementary economic assessment of parks. The aim of this exploratory study was to directly estimate the perceived health and wellbeing benefits attained from parks and the economic value assigned to parks by park users in Victoria, Australia. The research employed a mixed methods approach (survey and interviews) to collect primary data from a selection of 140 park users: 100 from two metropolitan parks in Melbourne and 40 from a park on the urban fringe of Melbourne, Victoria...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504526/endogenous-formation-of-preferences-choices-systematically-change-willingness-to-pay-for-goods
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Katharina Voigt, Carsten Murawski, Stefan Bode
Standard decision theory assumes that choices result from stable preferences. This position has been challenged by claims that the act of choosing between goods may alter preferences. To test this claim, we investigated in three experiments whether choices between equally valued snack food items can systematically shape preferences. We directly assessed changes in participants' willingness-to-pay for these items, some of which could be bought at an auction after the experiment, while others could not. We found that chosen items were valued higher, and nonchosen items were valued lower; yet this postdecisional refinement of preferences was only observed for choices and valuations that were relevant, that is, incentive-compatible for items that were available for consumption...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499436/inequality-in-healthcare-costs-between-residing-and-non-residing-patients-evidence-from-vietnam
#15
Hieu M Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Place of residence has been shown to impact health. To date, however, previous studies have only focused on the variability in health outcomes and healthcare costs between urban and rural patients. This study takes a different approach and investigates cost inequality facing non-residing patients - patients who do not reside in the regions in which the hospitals are located. Understanding the sources for this inequality is important, as they are directly related to healthcare accessibility in developing countries...
May 12, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494775/gender-blind-an-analysis-of-global-public-private-partnerships-for-health
#16
Sarah Hawkes, Kent Buse, Anuj Kapilashrami
BACKGROUND: The Global Public Private Partnerships for Health (GPPPH) constitute an increasingly central part of the global health architecture and carry both financial and normative power. Gender is an important determinant of health status, influencing differences in exposure to health determinants, health behaviours, and the response of the health system. We identified 18 GPPPH - defined as global institutions with a formal governance mechanism which includes both public and private for-profit sector actors - and conducted a gender analysis of each...
May 12, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493847/cost-utility-of-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-versus-proton-beam-therapy-for-inoperable-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Henry W C Leung, Agnes L F Chan
The cost-utility of proton beam therapy was compared to stereotactic body radiation therapy for inoperable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. A Markov decision-analytic model was performed following time to progression and survival using phase II trial data. Patients transitioned between three health states. Clinical outcomes were estimated for quality of life using utility estimates in the published literature and measured as incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) and net monetary benefits (NMBs). Real direct medical costs were extracted from the Bureau of National Health Insurance database...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492074/inhibiting-the-firefly-bioluminescence-by-chalcones
#18
Huateng Zhang, Jing Su, Yuxin Lin, Haixiu Bai, Jiaxiang Liu, Hui Chen, Lupei Du, Lichuan Gu, Minyong Li
Chalcone refers to an aromatic ketone and an enone that constitutes the central core for various important biological compounds in drug discovery. And the firefly luciferase (Fluc) as the bioluminescent reporter has been widely used in life science research and high-throughput screening (HTS). However, Fluc might suffer from direct inhibition by HTS compounds resulting in the occurrence of "false positives." In the current research, we discovered a series of chalcone compounds as Fluc inhibitors with favorable potency both in vitro and in vivo...
May 11, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486670/economic-evaluation-of-a-pre-esrd-pay-for-performance-programme-in-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#19
Hui-Min Hsieh, Ming-Yen Lin, Yi-Wen Chiu, Ping-Hsun Wu, Li-Jeng Cheng, Feng-Shiuan Jian, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Shang-Jyh Hwang
Background: The National Health Insurance Administration in Taiwan initiated a nationwide pre-end-stage renal disease (ESRD) pay-for-performance (P4P) programme at the end of 2006 to improve quality of care for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. This study aimed to examine this programme's effect on patients' clinical outcomes and its cost-effectiveness among advanced CKD patients. Methods: We conducted a longitudinal observational matched cohort study using two nationwide population-based datasets...
November 10, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473208/-working-conditions-in-outpatient-clinics-adjacent-to-private-pharmacies-in-mexico-city-perspective-of-physicians
#20
Sandra P Díaz-Portillo, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Silvia Magali Cuadra-Hernández, Álvaro J Idrovo, Gustavo Nigenda, Anahí Dreser
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the working conditions of physicians in outpatient clinics adjacent to pharmacies (CAFs) and their organizational elements from their own perspective. METHODS: We carried out an exploratory qualitative study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 CAF physicians in Mexico City. A directed content analysis technique was used based on previously built and emerging codes which were related to the experience of the subjects in their work...
May 1, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
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