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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340123/rapid-ascent-from-zero-quality-to-international-organization-for-standardization-accreditation%C3%A2-a-case-study-of-hai-duong-preventive-medicine-center-in-vietnam-2012-2013
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Cuong Ngoc Duong, Kyle B Bond, Humberto Carvalho, Hien Bui Thi Thu, Thuong Nguyen, Thomas Rush
Objectives: In 2012, the Vietnam Ministry of Health sought to improve the quality of health laboratories by introducing international quality standards. Methods: Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA), a year-long, structured, quality improvement curriculum (including projects and mentorship) was piloted in 12 laboratories. Progress was measured using a standardized audit tool (Stepwise Laboratory Quality Improvement Process Towards Accreditation)...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339901/urine-cultures-based-on-a-reflex-testing-algorithm-utilizing-urinalysis-results-may-result-in-missed-diagnostic-opportunities
#2
Marcus Rushing, Vincent Cracolici, Dena Shibib, Vera Tesic, Angella Charnot-Katsikas, Kathleen Beavis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338137/an-investigation-of-the-pm2-5-and-no2-concentrations-and-their-human-health-impacts-in-the-metro-subway-system-of-suzhou-china
#3
Shi-Jie Cao, Xiang-Ri Kong, Linyan Li, Weirong Zhang, Zi-Ping Ye, Yelin Deng
This study measured the particle concentrations with an aerodynamic diameter smaller than 2.5 μm (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and relative humidity (RH) at five metro subway stations in Suzhou's subway system (Lines 1 and 2). The real-time monitoring campaign was conducted from March 30(th) to April 10(th) and August 4(th) to August 21(st), 2015. The monitoring practice was carried out during rush (7:00-9:00 AM and 17:00-19:00 PM) and regular hours (other times) at the ground and underground levels under different weather conditions with a purpose of obtaining representative data...
March 24, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329718/a-pilot-investigation-of-acute-inhibitory-control-training-in-cocaine-users
#4
Joseph L Alcorn, Erika Pike, William S Stoops, Joshua A Lile, Craig R Rush
BACKGROUND: Disrupted response inhibition and presence of drug-cue attentional bias in cocaine-using individuals have predicted poor treatment outcomes. Inhibitory control training could help improve treatment outcomes by strengthening cognitive control. This pilot study assessed the effects of acute inhibitory control training to drug- and non-drug-related cues on response inhibition performance and cocaine-cue attentional bias in cocaine-using individuals. METHODS: Participants who met criteria for a cocaine-use disorder underwent five sessions of inhibitory control training to either non-drug-related cues (i...
February 28, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328578/sustained-improvements-in-pain-mood-function-and-opioid-use-post-interdisciplinary-pain-rehabilitation-in-patients-weaned-from-high-and-low-dose-chronic-opioid-therapy
#5
Kelly L Huffman, Taylor E Rush, Youran Fan, Giries W Sweis, Brinder Vij, Edward C Covington, Judith Scheman, Manu Mathews
Increased prescribing of opioids for chronic non cancer pain is associated with significant social costs, including overdose and addiction. In this context, there is interest in interdisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation programs (ICPRP) focusing on self-management and minimizing opioid use. This study examined outcomes of patients weaned from opioids in an ICPRP from 2007-2012. Participants included 413 patients on high dose (HD) chronic opioid therapy (COT; >100mg), 528 on low dose (LD) COT and 516 not on opioids (NO)...
March 21, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327419/concomitant-unilateral-post-traumatic-leg-and-foot-compartment-syndrome-in-a-5-years-old-child-case-report
#6
Aissam Elmhiregh, Adel El Feghih, Khaled Faraj
BACKGROUND: Compartment syndrome is one of the most serious orthopedic emergencies [4]. It is usually anticipated and looked at in every single orthopedic case. Early recognition and management of those cases are quite important in order to avoid the devastating consequences of such condition. CASE SUMMARY: This is a case report of a 5 years old child with concomitant unilateral leg and foot compartment syndrome after a roll over trauma. The patient was presented with significant leg and foot swelling, severe pain and absent distal pulses...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316080/toward-a-very-brief-self-report-to-assess-the-core-symptoms-of-depression-vqids-sr5
#7
N De La Garza, A John Rush, B D Grannemann, M H Trivedi
OBJECTIVE: To develop a short, 5-item measure of the core symptoms of depression based on the 16-item Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology - Self-Report (QIDS-SR16 ) and to evaluate psychometric properties of this new measure (Very Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology - Self-Report: VQIDS-SR5 ). METHOD: Using data from a convenience sample of the Combining Medications to Enhance Depression Outcomes (CO-MED) trial, we evaluated the psychometric properties of the VQIDS-SR5 , its sensitivity to change, and its comparability to the QIDS-SR16 and clinician-rated scales (QIDS-C16 and VQIDS-C5 )...
March 17, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314689/dna-methylation-based-classification-and-grading-system-for-meningioma-a-multicentre-retrospective-analysis
#8
Felix Sahm, Daniel Schrimpf, Damian Stichel, David T W Jones, Thomas Hielscher, Sebastian Schefzyk, Konstantin Okonechnikov, Christian Koelsche, David E Reuss, David Capper, Dominik Sturm, Hans-Georg Wirsching, Anna Sophie Berghoff, Peter Baumgarten, Annekathrin Kratz, Kristin Huang, Annika K Wefers, Volker Hovestadt, Martin Sill, Hayley P Ellis, Kathreena M Kurian, Ali Fuat Okuducu, Christine Jungk, Katharina Drueschler, Matthias Schick, Melanie Bewerunge-Hudler, Christian Mawrin, Marcel Seiz-Rosenhagen, Ralf Ketter, Matthias Simon, Manfred Westphal, Katrin Lamszus, Albert Becker, Arend Koch, Jens Schittenhelm, Elisabeth J Rushing, V Peter Collins, Stefanie Brehmer, Lukas Chavez, Michael Platten, Daniel Hänggi, Andreas Unterberg, Werner Paulus, Wolfgang Wick, Stefan M Pfister, Michel Mittelbronn, Matthias Preusser, Christel Herold-Mende, Michael Weller, Andreas von Deimling
BACKGROUND: The WHO classification of brain tumours describes 15 subtypes of meningioma. Nine of these subtypes are allotted to WHO grade I, and three each to grade II and grade III. Grading is based solely on histology, with an absence of molecular markers. Although the existing classification and grading approach is of prognostic value, it harbours shortcomings such as ill-defined parameters for subtypes and grading criteria prone to arbitrary judgment. In this study, we aimed for a comprehensive characterisation of the entire molecular genetic landscape of meningioma to identify biologically and clinically relevant subgroups...
March 14, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301967/stepping-back-to-advance-why-igd-needs-an-intensified-debate-instead-of-a-consensus
#9
Thorsten Quandt
Based on their analysis of Internet gaming disorder (IGD) criteria, Kuss, Griffiths, and Pontes (2017) come to the conclusion that the current situation can be described as "chaos and confusion." Their assessment is not an exaggeration. It can be argued that there are even more issues, on logical/definitional and political/social levels: (a) the IGD diagnosis is lacking a well-defined object, (b) the cause and effect cannot be differentiated outside lab conditions, (c) the social and political effects of declaring a social behavior as a disease are worrying, and (d) a rushed diagnosis may construct an addiction with potentially harmful effects on (formerly) healthy populations...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299023/the-effect-of-osmotherapy-and-tight-control-of-acidosis-on-early-graft-function-among-deceased-donor-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
F Etezadi, A H Najafi Abrandabadi, J Motaharinia, M Mojtahedzadeh, P Pourfakhr, M R Khajavi, S Gooran, R Shariat Moharari, S Dehghani
BACKGROUND: Reperfusion injury and the acid-base status of the transplant are important factors affecting post-transplantation graft function. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that infusing hypertonic saline (HS) or tight control of acid-base status of the blood rushing through renal graft using sodium bicarbonate may have beneficial effects on early graft function. METHODS: Candidates for deceased-donor kidney transplant were randomized into three groups...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288465/atlas-of-illustrative-cases-of-tattoo-complications
#11
Jørgen Serup
Tattoos, and tattoo complications as well, are colorful and visually flashy. A clinical outlook provides important clues to diagnosis by pattern recognition. This atlas,which is a report of 79 case illustrations, is made as a practical tool and vade mecum for the clinician. The atlas can be used in the office and as a bedside tool. It includes characteristic photos, and each case is accompanied with a brief medical history, a comment with learning points, the final diagnosis, and a review of therapeutic options...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288453/medical-treatment-of-tattoo-complications
#12
Jørgen Serup
Tattooing is a skin trauma and involves a special vulnus punctatum (with inserted tattoo ink, a vulnus venenatum), which should heal with no infection and no local complication. Local treatment in the healing phase ideally builds on the 'moist wound' principle using plastic film, hydrocolloids, silver dressing, and compression. Bacterial infections during healing are treated with oral antibiotics, and a list of first-line antibiotics is proposed. Notice is given to severe infections with affected general condition, and it is emphasized that intravenous antibiotic treatment must be instituted as early as possible to prevent septic shock and death...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287543/modified-drop-tower-impact-tests-for-american-football-helmets
#13
G Alston Rush, R Prabhu, Gus A Rush, Lakiesha N Williams, M F Horstemeyer
A modified National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) test method for American football helmet drop impact test standards is presented that would provide better assessment of a helmet's on-field impact performance by including a faceguard on the helmet. In this study, a merger of faceguard and helmet test standards is proposed. The need for a more robust systematic approach to football helmet testing procedures is emphasized by comparing representative results of the Head Injury Criterion (HIC), Severity Index (SI), and peak acceleration values for different helmets at different helmet locations under modified NOCSAE standard drop tower tests...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286409/the-effects-of-the-putative-confession-and-parent-suggestion-on-children-s-disclosure-of-a-minor-transgression
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Elizabeth B Rush, Stacia N Stolzenberg, Jodi A Quas, Thomas D Lyon
PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of the putative confession (telling the child that an adult "told me everything that happened and he wants you to tell the truth") on children's disclosure of a minor transgression after questioning by their parents. METHODS: Children (N = 188; 4 - 7-year-olds) played with a confederate, and while doing so, for half of the children, toys broke. Parents then questioned their children about what occurred, and half of the parents were given additional scripted suggestive questions...
February 2017: Legal Criminol Psychol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285490/review-of-54-cases-of-prolonged-field-care
#15
Erik DeSoucy, Stacy Shackelford, Joseph J DuBose, Seth Zweben, Stephen C Rush, Russ S Kotwal, Harold R Montgomery, Sean Keenan
BACKGROUND: Prolonged field care (PFC) is field medical care applied beyond doctrinal planning time-lines. As current and future medical operations must include deliberate and contingency planning for such events, data are lacking to support efforts. A case review was conducted to define the epidemiology, environment, and operational factors that affect PFC outcomes. METHODS: A survey distributed to US military medical providers solicited details of PFC encounters lasting more than 4 hours and included patient demographics, environmental descriptors, provider training, modes of transportation, injuries, mechanism of injury, vital signs, treatments, equipment and resources used, duration of PFC, and morbidity and mortality status on delivery to the next level of care...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279988/entorhinal-cortex-antemortem-cortical-thickness-and-postmortem-neurofibrillary-tangles-and-amyloid-pathology
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A A Thaker, B D Weinberg, W P Dillon, C P Hess, H J Cabral, D A Fleischman, S E Leurgans, D A Bennett, B T Hyman, M S Albert, R J Killiany, B Fischl, A M Dale, R S Desikan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The entorhinal cortex, a critical gateway between the neocortex and hippocampus, is one of the earliest regions affected by Alzheimer disease-associated neurofibrillary tangle pathology. Although our prior work has automatically delineated an MR imaging-based measure of the entorhinal cortex, whether antemortem entorhinal cortex thickness is associated with postmortem tangle burden within the entorhinal cortex is still unknown. Our objective was to evaluate the relationship between antemortem MRI measures of entorhinal cortex thickness and postmortem neuropathological measures...
March 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268143/a-case-report-of-heel-pain-mimicking-plantar-fasciitis-and-osteosarcoma-a-unique-presentation-of-a-nora-s-lesion
#17
Calvin J Rushing, Diana E Rogers, Steven M Spinner, David C Gajzer
Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation, otherwise known as "Nora's lesion," is a rare benign neoplasm first described by Nora in 1983. The exact etiology of this neoplasm remains unknown, and its presentation in the lower extremity presents a diagnostic challenge, as both clinical and radiologic features cannot fully differentiate it from other neoplasms. We present the case of a 48-year-old female with plantar heel pain secondary to Nora's lesion mimicking plantar fasciitis and periosteal osteosarcoma...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264822/understanding-clinician-influences-and-patient-perspectives-on-outpatient-discharge-decisions-a-qualitative-study
#18
N A Harun, A Y Finlay, V Piguet, S Salek
OBJECTIVE: To observe the influences on clinicians when discharging patients, to explore patients' perspectives concerning their discharge or follow-up decision and to identify what patients think is important for clinicians to consider when taking a discharge decision. DESIGN: Qualitative study involving observations of consultations and semistructured interviews with outpatients. SETTING: National Health Service outpatient clinics at a university hospital secondary referral centre...
March 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254681/provitamin-a-biofortification-of-crop-plants-a-gold-rush-with-many-miners
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REVIEW
Giovanni Giuliano
Carotenoids are synthesized de novo by plants, where they play fundamental physiological roles as photosynthetic pigments and precursors for signaling molecules. They are also essential components of a healthy diet, as dietary antioxidants and vitamin A precursors. Vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem in developing countries, which has prompted a series of efforts toward the biofortification of plant-derived foods with provitamin A carotenoids (mainly β-carotene), giving rise to 'golden' crops. Since the 'golden rice' exploit, a number of biofortified crops have been generated, using transgenic approaches as well as conventional breeding...
February 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250025/synthesis-of-apo-13-and-apo-15-lycopenoids-cleavage-products-of-lycopene-that-are-retinoic-acid-antagonists
#20
Sureshbabu Narayanasamy, Jian Sun, Ryan E Pavlovicz, Abdulkerim Eroglu, Cassandra E Rush, Benjamin D Sunkel, Chenglong Li, Earl H Harrison, Robert W Curley
Consumption of the tomato carotenoid, lycopene, has been associated with favorable health benefits. Some of lycopenes biological activity may be due to metabolites resulting from cleavage of the lycopene molecule. Because of their structural similarity to the retinoic acid receptor antagonist beta-apo-13-carotenone, the first half putative oxidative cleavage products of the symmetrical lycopene have been synthesized. All transformations proceed in moderate to good yield and some with high stereochemical integrity allowing ready access to these otherwise difficult to obtain terpenoids...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
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