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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156635/is-school-type-associated-with-objectively-measured-physical-activity-in-15-year-olds
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Lovro Štefan, Maroje Sorić, Antonela Devrnja, Hrvoje Podnar, Marjeta Mišigoj-Duraković
The main aims of this study were: (1) to determine the objectively assessed physical activity (PA) patterns in urban 15-year-old male and female adolescents according to school type and (2) to assess the differences in PA between school days and weekend days. In this cross-sectional study, participants were 187 secondary-school male and female adolescents (61.4% females) attending grammar and vocational schools. Patterns of PA were objectively evaluated using a multi-sensor body monitor for 5 consecutive days...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156242/optimization-of-pmaxx-pretreatment-to-distinguish-between-human-norovirus-with-intact-and-altered-capsids-in-shellfish-and-sewage-samples
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Walter Randazzo, Mohammad Khezri, Joanna Ollivier, Françoise S Le Guyader, Jesús Rodríguez-Díaz, Rosa Aznar, Gloria Sánchez
Shellfish contamination by human noroviruses (HuNoVs) is a serious health and economic problem. Recently an ISO procedure based on RT-qPCR for the quantitative detection of HuNoVs in shellfish has been issued, but these procedures cannot discriminate between inactivated and potentially infectious viruses. The aim of the present study was to optimize a pretreatment using PMAxx to better discriminate between intact and heat-treated HuNoVs in shellfish and sewage. To this end, the optimal conditions (30min incubation with 100μM of PMAxx and 0...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155994/work-productivity-in-systemic-sclerosis-its-economic-burden-and-association-with-health-related-quality-of-life
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Kathleen Morrisroe, Vijaya Sudararajan, Wendy Stevens, Joanne Sahhar, Jane Zochling, Janet Roddy, Susanna Proudman, Mandana Nikpour
Objective: To evaluate work productivity and its economic burden in SSc patients. Methods: Consecutive SSc patients enrolled in the Australian Scleroderma Cohort Study were mailed questionnaires assessing employment (Workers' Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire and a custom-made questionnaire) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) (36-item Short Form Health Survey and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System 29). Linear regression methods were used to determine factors associated with work productivity...
October 9, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155982/economic-and-survival-burden-of-dysphagia-among-inpatients-in-the-united-states
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D A Patel, S Krishnaswami, E Steger, E Conover, M F Vaezi, M R Ciucci, D O Francis
The inpatient burden of dysphagia has primarily been evaluated in patients with stroke. It is unclear whether dysphagia, irrespective of cause, is associated with worse clinical outcomes and higher costs compared to inpatients with similar demographic, hospital, and clinical characteristics without dysphagia. The aim of this study is to assess how a dysphagia diagnosis affects length of hospital stay (LOS), costs, discharge disposition, and in-hospital mortality among adult US inpatients. Annual and overall dysphagia prevalence, LOS, hospital charges, inpatient care costs, discharge disposition, and in-hospital mortality were measured using the AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) National Inpatient Sample (2009-2013)...
November 16, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155390/biosynthesised-silver-and-copper-nanoformulation-as-foliar-spray-to-control-bird-s-eye-spot-disease-in-tea-plantations
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Balasubramanian Mythili Gnanamangai, Ponnusamy Ponmurugan, Sengottaiyan Eashwari Jeeva, Kolandasamy Manjukarunambika, Vishwanathan Elango, Kolandaivel Hemalatha, Jyoti Prasad Kakati, Rajamanickam Mohanraj, Somasundaram Prathap
Tea leaves have economic importance in preparation of the popular beverage of the world "tea". Bird's eye spot disease of tea leaves creates significant revenue loss in tea trade of many tea plant cultivating countries. Management of this disease by silver (AgNps) and copper (CuNps) nanoparticles that are biosynthesised by efficient antagonists was studied. The biocontrol agents like Pseudomonas fluorescens, Trichoderma atroviride and Streptomyces sannanensis were evaluated for nanoparticle synthesis against Cercospora theae isolates namely KC10, MC24 and VC38...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154745/differential-gene-expression-in-chicken-primary-b-cells-infected-ex-vivo-with-attenuated-and-very-virulent-strains-of-infectious-bursal-disease-virus-ibdv
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Katherine L Dulwich, Efstathios S Giotis, Alice Gray, Venugopal Nair, Michael A Skinner, Andrew J Broadbent
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) belongs to the family Birnaviridae and is economically important to the poultry industry worldwide. IBDV infects B cells in the bursa of Fabricius (BF), causing immunosuppression and morbidity in young chickens. In addition to strains that cause classical Gumboro disease, the so-called 'very virulent' (vv) strain, also in circulation, causes more severe disease and increased mortality. IBDV has traditionally been controlled through the use of live attenuated vaccines, with attenuation resulting from serial passage in non-lymphoid cells...
November 20, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154559/stress-and-cultural-resilience-among-low-income-latino-adolescents-impact-on-daily-mood
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Stephanie A Torres, Catherine DeCarlo Santiago
OBJECTIVES: Given that Latino adolescents endorse more negative mood when compared to their counterparts of other backgrounds (Kann et al., 2016), it is important to evaluate the impact of risk and resilience factors on negative mood among this population. The current study uses daily diary methodology to examine the associations that daily economic stress, daily family stress, familism, and ethnic identity commitment and exploration have with average daily negative mood and variability in daily negative mood...
November 20, 2017: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154476/valuing-our-communities-ethical-considerations-for-economic-evaluation-of-community-based-prevention
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Max Crowley, Damon Jones
Restricted public budgets and increasing efforts to link the impact of community interventions to public savings have increased the use of economic evaluation. While this type of evaluation can be important for program planning, it also raises important ethical issues about how we value the time of local stakeholders who support community interventions. In particular, researchers navigate issues of scientific accuracy, institutional inequality, and research utility in their pursuit of even basic cost estimates...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154157/efficacy-of-antidepressants-on-measures-of-workplace-functioning-in-major-depressive-disorder-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Yena Lee, Joshua D Rosenblat, JungGoo Lee, Nicole E Carmona, Mehala Subramaniapillai, Margarita Shekotikhina, Rodrigo B Mansur, Elisa Brietzke, Jae-Hon Lee, Roger C Ho, Samantha J Yim, Roger S McIntyre
INTRODUCTION: Work-related disability and productivity loss in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are critical determinants of patient quality of life and contribute significantly to the human and economic costs of MDD. Notwithstanding the return to work and pre-morbid levels of functioning as a critical therapeutic objective among individuals with MDD, it is unclear whether antidepressant treatment significantly and reliably improves measures of workplace functioning. Herein, we investigate to what extent antidepressant treatment improves workplace functioning among adults with MDD...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154052/unmasking-decoupling-redefining-the-resource-intensity-of-the-economy
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Kostas Bithas, Panos Kalimeris
Interest in investigating the complex link between resources and developments has revived recently following studies which support striking "dematerialized" growth over the last hundred years or so. This so-called decoupling effect is defined as the declining quantity of resources required for producing one unit of GDP. Decoupling studies adopt aggregate GDP as the measure of the outcome of the economy. However, this outcome is contributed by the total population which differs over time and between countries...
November 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153740/cost-effectiveness-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-in-japan
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Satoshi Kodera, Arihiro Kiyosue, Jiro Ando, Issei Komuro
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less invasive treatment for elderly patients with aortic stenosis. However, the cost of TAVI is a major issue. This study analyzed the cost effectiveness of TAVI in Japan. METHODS: We developed an economic model to evaluate the quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and costs of TAVI, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), and medical therapy over a 10-year time horizon from the perspective of Japanese public healthcare payers...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153531/short-communication-detection-of-lameness-in-dairy-cows-using-a-grooming-device
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R Mandel, H Harazy, L Gygax, C J Nicol, A Ben-David, H R Whay, E Klement
Lameness in dairy cattle is a common welfare problem with significant economic implications. All too often, appropriate treatment is delayed or neglected due to insufficient detection of lame cows. Brush usage is considered a low-resilience activity; that is, one that typically decreases when energy resources are limited or when the cost involved in the activity increases, such as during sickness and stress. The aim of this study was to determine the association between brush usage and different degrees of lameness...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153459/-intrafamilial-disruptive-behaviour-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-present-data-and-treatment-prospects
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E Bousquet, N Franc, C Ha, D Purper-Ouakil
Child-to-parent violence is a form of family violence that is still a well-kept secret. Abused parents can be victims of different types of abuse. Children can use both physical and psychological violence such as financial threats to take control of the home. In this situation, parents often no longer dare to contradict their children by fear of triggering uncontrollable violence. Although the phenomenon recently drew the attention of the media, there is still little knowledge about its prevalence and clinical characteristics...
November 16, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153353/-something-humane-has-been-lost-re-evaluation-of-the-attitudes-of-senior-physicians-towards-the-g-drg-system-a-qualitative-normative-analysis
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Marco Knoll, Ina Otte, Sabine Salloch, Caroline Ruiner, Esta Kruppa, Jochen Vollmann
Only a few years after the implementation of the G-DRG (German Diagnosis Related Group) system physicians already began to complain of its negative effects on the quality of inpatient healthcare. The present study examines the recent experiences senior physicians have made with regard to the impact of the G-DRG system on the quality of healthcare and medical professionalism. Nine qualitative guided expert interviews were conducted focusing on the experiences of physicians in leading positions dealing with the G-DRG system in their everyday work...
November 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153166/a-100-year-review-practical-female-reproductive-management
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J S Stevenson, J H Britt
Basic knowledge of mechanisms controlling reproductive processes in mammals was limited in the early 20th century. Discoveries of physiologic processes and mechanisms made early in the last century laid the foundation to develop technologies and programs used today to manage and control reproduction in dairy cattle. Beyond advances made in understanding of gonadotropic support and control of ovarian and uterine functions in basic reproductive biology, advancements made in artificial insemination (AI) and genetics facilitated rapid genetic progress of economically important traits in dairy cattle...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153161/a-100-year-review-a-century-of-dairy-heifer-research
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A J Heinrichs, G I Zanton, G J Lascano, C M Jones
The years 1917 to 2017 saw many advances in research related to the dairy heifer, and the Journal of Dairy Science currently publishes more than 20 articles per year focused on heifers. In general, nutrition and management changes made in rearing the dairy heifer have been tremendous in the past century. The earliest literature on the growing heifer identified costs of feeding and implications of growth on future productivity as major concepts requiring further study to improve the overall sustainability of the dairy herd...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153117/medical-expenditures-associated-with-hypertension-in-the-u-s-2000-2013
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Donglan Zhang, Guijing Wang, Ping Zhang, Jing Fang, Carma Ayala
INTRODUCTION: Trends of prevalence, treatment, and control of hypertension have been documented in the U.S., but changes in medical expenditures associated with hypertension over time have not been evaluated. This study analyzed these expenditures during 2000-2013 among U.S. adults. METHODS: Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey were analyzed in 2016. The study population was non-institutionalized men and non-pregnant women aged ≥18 years. Hypertension was defined as ever been diagnosed with hypertension or currently taking antihypertensive medications...
December 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153116/community-guide-cardiovascular-disease-economic-reviews-tailoring-methods-to-ensure-utility-of-findings
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Sajal K Chattopadhyay, Verughese Jacob, Shawna L Mercer, David P Hopkins, Randy W Elder, Christopher D Jones
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommended five interventions for cardiovascular disease prevention between 2012 and 2015. Systematic economic reviews of these interventions faced challenges that made it difficult to generate meaningful policy and programmatic conclusions. This paper describes the methods used to assess, synthesize, and evaluate the economic evidence to generate reliable and useful economic conclusions and address the comparability of economic findings across interventions. Specifically, steps were taken to assess completeness of data and identify the components and drivers of cost and benefit...
December 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153113/a-systematic-review-of-economic-evidence-on-community-hypertension-interventions
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REVIEW
Donglan Zhang, Guijing Wang, Heesoo Joo
CONTEXT: Effective community-based interventions are available to control hypertension. It is important to determine the economics of these interventions. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Peer-reviewed studies from January 1995 through December 2015 were screened. Interventions were categorized into educational interventions, self-monitoring interventions, and screening interventions. Incremental cost-effectiveness ratios were summarized by types of interventions. The review was conducted in 2016...
December 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152324/a-field-efficacy-and-safety-trial-in-the-netherlands-in-pigs-vaccinated-at-3%C3%A2-weeks-of-age-with-a-ready-to-use-porcine-circovirus-type-2-and-mycoplasma-hyopneumoniae-combined-vaccine
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Luuk Kaalberg, Victor Geurts, Rika Jolie
Background: Respiratory diseases impair the health and welfare of growing pigs and impacts farmers' gains worldwide. Their control through a preventative medical approach has to be tailored according to the pathogens identified at farm level. In the Netherlands, several studies have emphasized the prominent role of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, Porcine Circovirus type 2 and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus in such respiratory conditions. Further to the arrival on the Dutch market of the first commercially available bivalent vaccine against PCV2 and M...
2017: Porcine Health Management
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