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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742989/agricultural-leaders-influence-on-the-safety-culture-of-workers
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Frank A Gasperini
Most US farmers are small, independent owner-operators, many of whom are exempt from safety regulation and enforcement, as well as age restrictions relative to family members performing hazardous tasks. These smaller farms account for a disproportionate share of the total fatality and injury statistics from farming incidents, contributing to an agriculture-industry death rate that is seven times greater than all occupations combined. In contrast, large agricultural enterprises that employ larger numbers of non-family workers are more regulated and more highly incentivized by economic, supply chain, and societal factors to implement cultures of safety, and are more readily influenced by agricultural opinion leaders, agribusinesses, farm organizations, and agricultural media...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742981/increased-precipitation-accelerates-soil-organic-matter-turnover-associated-with-microbial-community-composition-in-topsoil-of-the-alpine-grassland-on-the-eastern-tibetan-plateau
#2
Conghai Han, Zongli Wang, Guicai Si, Tianzhu Lei, Yanli Yuan, Gengxin Zhang
Large quantities of carbon are stored in the alpine grassland of the Tibetan Plateau (TP), where is extremely sensitive to climate change. However, it remains unclear whether soil organic matter (SOM) in different layers responds to climate change analogously, and whether microbial communities play vital roles in SOM turnover of topsoil. In this study we measured and collected SOM turnover by <sup>14</sup>C method in the alpine grassland to test climatic effects on SOM turnover in soil profiles...
July 25, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742499/how-should-novelty-be-valued-in-science
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Barak A Cohen
Scientists are under increasing pressure to do "novel" research. Here I explore whether there are risks to overemphasizing novelty when deciding what constitutes good science. I review studies from the philosophy of science to help understand how important an explicit emphasis on novelty might be for scientific progress. I also review studies from the sociology of science to anticipate how emphasizing novelty might impact the structure and function of the scientific community. I conclude that placing too much value on novelty could have counterproductive effects on both the rate of progress in science and the organization of the scientific community...
July 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742370/a-community-grows-around-the-geysering-world-of-enceladus
#4
Carolyn C Porco
The discovery by NASA's Cassini mission at Saturn in 2005 of a large plume of material erupting from the south polar terrain of Enceladus, sourced within a subsurface ocean of salty liquid water laced with organic compounds, has brought together scientists from a diverse range of disciplines over the last decade to evaluate this small moon's potential for extraterrestrial life. The collection of papers published today in Astrobiology, as the mission draws to a close, is the outcome of our most recent meeting at UC Berkeley in June 2016...
July 25, 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742143/impact-of-rapid-identification-of-positive-blood-cultures-using-the-verigene-system-on-antibiotic-prescriptions-a-prospective-study-of-community-onset-bacteremia-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-japan
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Kayoko Hayakawa, Kazuhisa Mezaki, Masao Kobayakawa, Kei Yamamoto, Yoshikazu Mutoh, Motoyuki Tsuboi, Takehiro Hasimoto, Maki Nagamatsu, Satoshi Kutsuna, Nozomi Takeshita, Yuichi Katanami, Masahiro Ishikane, Norio Ohmagari
BACKGROUND: Rapid identification of positive blood cultures is important for initiation of optimal treatment in septic patients. Effects of automated, microarray-based rapid identification systems on antibiotic prescription against community-onset bacteremia (COB) remain unclear. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 177 patients with 185 COB episodes (occurring within 72 h of admission) over 17 months. Bacteremia episodes due to gram-positive bacteria (GP) and gram-negative bacteria (GN) in the same patient were counted separately...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742069/nematode-grazing-promotes-bacterial-community-dynamics-in-soil-at-the-aggregate-level
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Yuji Jiang, Manqiang Liu, Jiabao Zhang, Yan Chen, Xiaoyun Chen, Lijun Chen, Huixin Li, Xue-Xian Zhang, Bo Sun
Nematode predation has important roles in determining bacterial community composition and dynamics, but the extent of the effects remains largely rudimentary, particularly in natural environment settings. Here, we investigated the complex microbial-microfaunal interactions in the rhizosphere of maize grown in red soils, which were derived from four long-term fertilization regimes. Root-free rhizosphere soil samples were separated into three aggregate fractions whereby the abundance and community composition were examined for nematode and total bacterial communities...
July 25, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741362/gastroenterology-evolution-of-specialty-choice-in-recent-years
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José Curbelo, José-María Galván-Román, Fernando Sánchez-Lasheras, Jose María Romeo, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Tomás Villacampa, Jaime Baladrón
INTRODUCTION: Gastroenterology is one of the medical specialties offered to residency training candidates each year. This project analyzes the data associated with the choice of a Gastroenterology residency program in recent years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data related to specialty selection were obtained from official reports with regard to the allocation of residency places by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. Information was collected from various teaching centers via their training guides, the Spanish National Catalogue of Hospitals and the National Transplant Organization...
July 25, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741248/lessons-learned-from-arsenic-mitigation-among-private-well-households
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REVIEW
Yan Zheng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Many thousands of research papers have been published on the occurrence, health effects, and mitigation of arsenic in drinking water sourced from groundwater around the world. Here, an attempt is made to summarize this large body of knowledge into a small number of lessons. RECENT FINDINGS: This is an opinion paper reflecting on why we are far from the goal of eliminating this silent and widespread poison to protect the health of many millions...
July 24, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741208/short-duration-hydrothermal-fermentation-of-food-waste-preparation-of-soil-conditioner-for-amending-organic-matter-impoverished-arable-soils
#9
Jiaqi Hou, Mingxiao Li, Beidou Xi, Wenbing Tan, Jie Ding, Yan Hao, Dongming Liu, Hongliang Liu
Soil conditioners can be used to compensate for the insufficient soil nutrition and organic matter (OM) of arable soils. However, the traditional preparation method for soil conditioners is lengthy and requires facilities that occupy large tracts of land. In this study, a short-duration hydrothermal fermentation (SHF) method was developed for the preparation of soil conditioners from food waste. The SHF method required only 18 h to produce soil conditioners with physicochemical characteristics that were similar to those of soil conditioners obtained through traditional fermentation (TF), which takes 20 days to complete...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741201/cost-effectiveness-of-a-locally-organized-surgical-outreach-mission-making-a-case-for-strengthening-local-non-governmental-organizations
#10
Adam Gyedu, Cameron Gaskill, Godfred Boakye, Francis Abantanga
INTRODUCTION: Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have a high prevalence of unmet surgical need. Provision of operations through surgical outreach missions, mostly led by foreign organizations, offers a way to address the problem. We sought to assess the cost-effectiveness of surgical outreach missions provided by a wholly local organization in Ghana to highlight the role local groups might play in reducing the unmet surgical need of their communities. METHODS: We calculated the disability-adjusted life years (DALY) averted by surgical outreach mission activities of ApriDec Medical Outreach Group (AMOG), a Ghanaian non-governmental organization...
July 24, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740845/perspectives-on-a-us-mexico-border-community-s-diabetes-and-health-care-access-mobilization-efforts-and-comparative-analysis-of-community-health-needs-over-12%C3%A2-years
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Cecilia Ballesteros Rosales, Jill Eileen Guernsey de Zapien, Jean Chang, Maia Ingram, Maria L Fernandez, Scott C Carvajal, Lisa K Staten
This paper describes a community coalition-university partnership to address health needs in an underserved US-Mexico border, community. For approximately 15 years, this coalition engaged in community-based participatory research with community organizations, state/local health departments, and the state's only accredited college of public health. Notable efforts include the systematic collection of health-relevant data 12 years apart and data that spawned numerous health promotion activities. The latter includes specific evidence-based chronic disease-preventive interventions, including one that is now disseminated and replicated in Latino communities in the US and Mexico, and policy-level changes...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739424/respiratory-viruses-in-transplant-recipients-more-than-just-a-cold-clinical-syndromes-and-infection-prevention-principles
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REVIEW
Salma Abbas, Jillian E Raybould, Sangeeta Sastry, Oveimar de la Cruz
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to provide updated information on the clinical spectrum, treatment options, and infection prevention strategies for respiratory viral infections (RVI) in both solid organ (SOT) and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE and Pubmed databases for literature regarding the aforementioned aspects of RVIs, with focus on respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, influenza, parainfluenza, human metapneumovirus and rhinovirus...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738874/how-do-national-contraception-laws-and-policies-address-the-contraceptive-needs-of-adolescents-in-paraguay
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Kathya Cordova-Pozo, Sarah Borg, Andrea J Hoopes, Alma Virginia Camacho-Hubner, Fanny Corrales-Ríos, Adriane Salinas-Bomfim, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli
BACKGROUND: The main objective is to examine how the Paraguayan laws, policies and regulations (hereafter referred to as normative guidance) specifically address adolescents and their contraceptive information and service needs using a human rights analytic framework. It must be noted that this paper examines the adolescent content of national laws, policies and regulations on contraception, not how they were applied. METHODS: The recommendations on "Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services" from the World Health Organization (WHO) were used as an analytic framework to assess current Paraguayan laws, policies and regulations...
July 24, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738825/broadening-measures-of-success-results-of-a-behavioral-health-translational-research-training-program
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Julie A Baldwin, Heather J Williamson, Emery R Eaves, Bruce L Levin, Donna L Burton, Oliver T Massey
BACKGROUND: While some research training programs have considered the importance of mentoring in inspiring professionals to engage in translational research, most evaluations emphasize outcomes specific to academic productivity as primary measures of training program success. The impact of such training or mentoring programs on stakeholders and local community organizations engaged in translational research efforts has received little attention. The purpose of this evaluation is to explore outcomes other than traditional academic productivity in a translational research graduate certificate program designed to pair graduate students and behavioral health professionals in collaborative service-learning projects...
July 24, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738515/characterization-of-carbon-dioxide-concentrating-chemolithotrophic-bacterium-serratia-sp-istd04-for-production-of-biodiesel
#15
Manish Kumar, Raj Morya, Edgard Gnansounou, Christian Larroche, Indu Shekhar Thakur
Proteomics and metabolomics analysis has become a powerful tool for characterization of microbial ability for fixation of Carbon dioxide. Bacterial community of palaeoproterozoic metasediments was enriched in the shake flask culture in the presence of NaHCO3. One of the isolate showed resistance to NaHCO3 (100mM) and was identified as Serratia sp. ISTD04 by 16S rRNA sequence analysis. Carbon dioxide fixing ability of the bacterium was established by carbonic anhydrase enzyme assay along with proteomic analysis by LC-MS/MS...
July 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738304/bacteria-contribute-to-pesticide-degradation-in-cryoconite-holes-in-an-alpine-glacier
#16
Claudia Ferrario, Francesca Pittino, Ilario Tagliaferri, Isabella Gandolfi, Giuseppina Bestetti, Roberto Sergio Azzoni, Guglielmina Diolaiuti, Andrea Franzetti, Roberto Ambrosini, Sara Villa
Organic contaminants deposited on glacier snow and ice are subject to partitioning and degradation processes that determine their environmental fate and, consequently, their accumulation in ice bodies. Among these processes, organic compound degradation by supraglacial bacteria has been investigated to a lesser extent than photo- and chemical degradation. We investigated biodegradation of the organophosphorus insecticide chlorpyrifos (CPF), a xenobiotic tracer that accumulates on glaciers after atmospheric medium- and long-range transport, by installing in situ microcosms on an Alpine glacier to simulate cryoconite hole systems...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738202/predicting-carbon-benefits-from-climate-smart-agriculture-high-resolution-carbon-mapping-and-uncertainty-assessment-in-el-salvador
#17
Sean Patrick Kearney, Nicholas C Coops, Kai M A Chan, Steven J Fonte, Pablo Siles, Sean M Smukler
Agroforestry management in smallholder agriculture can provide climate change mitigation and adaptation benefits and has been promoted as 'climate-smart agriculture' (CSA), yet has generally been left out of international and voluntary carbon (C) mitigation agreements. A key reason for this omission is the cost and uncertainty of monitoring C at the farm scale in heterogeneous smallholder landscapes. A largely overlooked alternative is to monitor C at more aggregated scales and develop C contracts with groups of land owners, community organizations or C aggregators working across entire landscapes (e...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738174/distribution-of-ion-contents-and-microorganisms-during-the-electro-bioremediation-of-petroleum-contaminated-saline-soil
#18
Meng Zhang, Shuhai Guo, Fengmei Li, Bo Wu
This study investigated the distribution of ion contents and microorganisms during the electro-bioremediation (EK-Bio) of petroleum-contaminated saline soil. The results showed that soil ions tend to accumulate around the electrodes, and the concentration was correlated with the distance from the electrodes. The average soil ion content was 7.92 g/kg around the electrodes (site A) and 0.55 g/kg at the furthest distance from the electrodes (site B) after 112 days of treatment, while the initial average content was 3...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737334/-barriers-to-tuberculosis-awareness-and-screening-a-qualitative-study-in-a-french-department
#19
Séverine Carillon, Annabel Desgrées du Loû
<ce:para>The incidence of tuberculosis in Seine-Saint-Denis is considerably higher than the national average. The north-west part of the department is particularly concerned. Screening teams encounter difficulties communicating on the disease, reaching the populations concerned and obtaining their adhesion to the screening proposal. The objective of this study was to identify and elucidate the obstacles to tuberculosis prevention and screening.</ce:para> <ce:para>A qualitative study was conducted based on observation of screening actions in Seine-Saint-Denis and semi-directive interviews with health professionals in charge of screening, community representatives and associations, and individuals from the population concerned...
April 27, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736905/bacterial-and-fungal-communities-and-contribution-of-physicochemical-factors-during-cattle-farm-waste-composting
#20
Huhe, Chao Jiang, Yanpei Wu, Yunxiang Cheng
During composting, the composition of microbial communities is subject to constant change owing to interactions with fluctuating physicochemical parameters. This study explored the changes in bacterial and fungal communities during cattle farm waste composting and aimed to identify and prioritize the contributing physicochemical factors. Microbial community compositions were determined by high-throughput sequencing. While the predominant phyla in the bacterial and fungal communities were largely consistent during the composting, differences in relative abundances were observed...
July 24, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
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