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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936925/gay-men-s-understanding-and-education-of-new-hiv-prevention-technologies-in-vancouver-canada
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Benjamin J Klassen, Nathan J Lachowsky, Sally Yue Lin, Joshua B Edward, Sarah A Chown, Robert S Hogg, David M Moore, Eric A Roth
Effective rollout of HIV treatment-based prevention such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and treatment as prevention has been hampered by poor education, limited acceptability, and stigma among gay men. We undertook a thematic analysis regarding the education sources and acceptability of these New Prevention Technologies (NPTs) using 15 semistructured interviews with gay men in Vancouver, Canada, who were early adopters of NPTs. NPT education was derived from a variety of sources, including the Internet, health care providers, community organizations, sexual partners, and peers; participants also emphasized their own capacities as learners and educators...
October 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929235/comparative-studies-on-structures-mechanical-properties-sensitivity-stabilities-and-detonation-performance-of-cl-20-tnt-cocrystal-and-composite-explosives-by-molecular-dynamics-simulation
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Gui-Yun Hang, Wen-Li Yu, Tao Wang, Jin-Tao Wang, Zhen Li
To investigate and compare the differences of structures and properties of CL-20/TNT cocrystal and composite explosives, the CL-20/TNT cocrystal and composite models were established. Molecular dynamics simulations were performed to investigate the structures, mechanical properties, sensitivity, stabilities and detonation performance of cocrystal and composite models with COMPASS force field in NPT ensemble. The lattice parameters, mechanical properties, binding energies, interaction energy of trigger bond, cohesive energy density and detonation parameters were determined and compared...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919839/ground-up-top-down-a-mixed-method-action-research-study-aimed-at-normalising-research-in-practice-for-nurses-and-midwives
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Vicki Parker, Gena Lieschke, Michelle Giles
BACKGROUND: Improving health, patient and system outcomes through a practice-based research agenda requires infrastructural supports, leadership and capacity building approaches, at both the individual and organisational levels. Embedding research as normal nursing and midwifery practice requires a flexible approach that is responsive to the diverse clinical contexts within which care is delivered and the variable research skills and interest of clinicians. This paper reports the study protocol for research being undertaken in a Local Health District (LHD) in New South Wales (NSW) Australia...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895580/new-path-towards-a-better-rice-architecture
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Reynante L Ordonio, Makoto Matsuoka
New plant type (NPT) or ideal plant architecture (IPA) is an attractive way of increasing yield potential by promoting high resource use efficiency combined with better lodging resistance. In a recent paper in Cell Research, Wang et al. describe how a QTL they identified could bring about the desired NPT architecture by elucidating the role of its encoded gene in controlling the stability of IPA1/OsSPL14, a previously reported NPT protein, in the context of ubiquitination.
September 12, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872807/using-normalisation-process-theory-to-investigate-the-implementation-of-school-based-oral-health-promotion
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O J Olajide, J Shucksmith, A Maguire, F V Zohoori
Despite the considerable improvement in oral health of children in the UK over the last forty years, a significant burden of dental caries remains prevalent in some groups of children, indicating the need for more effective oral health promotion intervention (OHPI) strategies in this population. OBJECTIVE: To explore the implementation process of a community-based OHPI, in the North East of England, using Normalisation Process Theory (NPT) to provide insights on how effectiveness could be maximised...
September 2017: Community Dental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866741/remediation-mechanisms-of-mercapto-grafted-palygorskite-for-cadmium-pollutant-in-paddy-soil
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Xuefeng Liang, Xu Qin, Qingqing Huang, Rong Huang, Xiuling Yin, Yanming Cai, Lin Wang, Yuebing Sun, Yingming Xu
The immobilization agent was the key factor that determined the success of remediation of heavy metal polluted soil. In this study, mercapto-grafted palygorskite (MP) as a novel and efficient immobilization agent was utilized for the remediation of Cd-polluted paddy soil in pot trials, and the remediation mechanisms were investigated in the aspect of soil chemistry and plant physiology with different rice cultivars as model plants. Mercapto-grafted palygorskite at applied doses of 0.1-0.3% could reduce Cd contents of brown rice and straws of different cultivars significantly...
September 2, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861313/using-negative-pressure-therapy-for-improving-skin-graft-taking-on-genital-area-defects-following-fournier-gangrene
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Erkan Orhan, Dilek Şenen
OBJECTIVE: Fournier's gangrene is an infective necrotizing fasciitis of the perineal, genital and perianal regions. Treatment includes aggressive surgical debridement that often results in extensive loss of genital skin. Skin grafts may be used for reconstruction but skin grafting of the male genitalia is diffucult because the penis and scrotum are mobile and deformable. A variety of methods are used to secure skin graft to recipient beds. We used negative pressure therapy (NPT) to secure skin grafts and improve skin graft taking...
September 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859687/healthcare-professionals-views-of-the-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-programme-a-qualitative-investigation
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Georgia Herbert, Eileen Sutton, Sorrel Burden, Stephen Lewis, Steve Thomas, Andy Ness, Charlotte Atkinson
BACKGROUND: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programme is an approach to the perioperative care of patients which aims to improve outcomes and speed up recovery after surgery. Although the evidence base appears strong for this programme, the implementation of ERAS has been slow. This study aimed to gain an understanding of the facilitating factors and challenges of implementing the programme with a view to providing additional contextual information to aid implementation. The study had a particular focus on the nutritional elements as these have been highlighted as important...
August 31, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827231/supporting-the-use-of-theory-in-cross-country-health-services-research-a-participatory-qualitative-approach-using-normalisation-process-theory-as-an-example
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Catherine A O'Donnell, Frances S Mair, Christopher Dowrick, Mary O'Reilly-de Brún, Tomas de Brún, Nicola Burns, Christos Lionis, Aristoula Saridaki, Maria Papadakaki, Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, Katja Gravenhorst, Lucy Cooper, Christine Princz, Erik Teunissen, Francine van den Driessen Mareeuw, Maria Vlahadi, Wolfgang Spiegel, Anne MacFarlane
OBJECTIVES: To describe and reflect on the process of designing and delivering a training programme supporting the use of theory, in this case Normalisation Process Theory (NPT), in a multisite cross-country health services research study. DESIGN: Participatory research approach using qualitative methods. SETTING: Six European primary care settings involving research teams from Austria, England, Greece, Ireland, The Netherlands and Scotland...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821256/-provoking-conversations-case-studies-of-organizations-where-option-grid%C3%A2-decision-aids-have-become-normalized
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Peter Scalia, Glyn Elwyn, Marie-Anne Durand
BACKGROUND: Implementing patient decision aids in clinic workflow has proven to be a challenge for healthcare organizations and physicians. Our aim was to determine the organizational strategies, motivations, and facilitating factors to the routine implementation of Option Grid™ encounter decision aids at two independent settings. METHOD: Case studies conducted by semi-structured interview, using the Normalization Process Theory (NPT) as a framework for thematic analysis...
August 18, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809138/daejeonia-ginsenosidivorans-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-ginsenoside-transforming-bacterium-isolated-from-lake-water
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Muhammad Zubair Siddiqi, Gyu-Min Choi, Mi-Sun Kim, Wan-Taek Im
A Gram-stain-negative, oxidase- and catalase-positive, strictly aerobic, non-gliding bacterial strain, designated as NPT, was isolated from lake water and subjected to a taxonomic study using a polyphasic approach. Colonies of strain NP5T were light-yellow-coloured, circular with regular margins, and opaque. Cells were rods, 0.2-0.5 µm wide and 1.2-3.0 µm long. Strain NP5T possessed β-glycosidase activity, which was responsible for its ability to convert ginsenosides Rb1, Rc and Rd (three main active components of ginseng) to ginsenoside F2...
August 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800920/does-platelet-rich-plasma-lead-to-earlier-return-to-sport-when-compared-with-conservative-treatment-in-acute-muscle-injuries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ujash Sheth, Tim Dwyer, Ira Smith, David Wasserstein, John Theodoropoulos, Sachdeep Takhar, Jaskarndip Chahal
PURPOSE: To compare the time to return to sport and reinjury rate after platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection versus control therapy (i.e., physiotherapy or placebo injection) in patients with acute grade I or II muscle strains. METHODS: All eligible studies comparing PRP against a control in the treatment of acute (≤7 days) grade I or II muscle strains were identified. The primary outcome was time to return to play. The secondary outcome was the rate of reinjury at a minimum of 6 months of follow-up...
August 8, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792152/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-local-allergic-rhinitis-to-house-dust-mites
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Chang Gyu Jung, Ji Ho Lee, Ga Young Ban, Hae Sim Park, Yoo Seob Shin
Local allergic rhinitis (LAR) is a localized nasal allergic response in the absence of systemic atopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of LAR in Korean rhinitis patients compared to allergic rhinitis (AR) and non-allergic rhinitis (NAR). A total of 304 rhinitis patients were enrolled from November 2014 to March 2016. A skin prick test, serum total and specific immunoglobulin E, and a nasal provocation test (NPT) with house dust mite (HDM) were performed on all patients...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777369/-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-and-age-related-hypohonadism
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I M Madaeva, O N Berdina, N V Semenova, V V Madaev, L V Rychkova, L I Kolesnikova
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common disease that causes a different spectrum of life processes violations in the continuum of 'sleep-wakefulness'. OSAS in combination with age-specific hypogonadism as a systemic pathology requires certain interdisciplinary approaches involving both the correction of the obstruction, and testosterone therapy in men with hypogonadism. AIM: Assessment of the effect of combined use of CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and testosterone replacement therapy (transdermal form - Androgel) on indicators of polysomnography monitoring (PSG) with simultaneous study of erectile function and testosterone secretion...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776570/non-canonical-regulation-of-spl-transcription-factors-by-a-human-otub1-like-deubiquitinase-defines-a-new-plant-type-rice-associated-with-higher-grain-yield
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Shuansuo Wang, Kun Wu, Qian Qian, Qian Liu, Qi Li, Yajun Pan, Yafeng Ye, Xueying Liu, Jing Wang, Jianqing Zhang, Shan Li, Yuejin Wu, Xiangdong Fu
Achieving increased grain productivity has long been the overriding focus of cereal breeding programs. The ideotype approach has been used to improve rice yield potential at the International Rice Research Institute and in China. However, the genetic basis of yield-related traits in rice remains unclear. Here, we show that a major quantitative trait locus, qNPT1, acts through the determination of a 'new plant type' (NPT) architecture characterized by fewer tillers, sturdier culms and larger panicles, and it encodes a deubiquitinating enzyme with homology to human OTUB1...
September 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748105/a-feasibility-study-of-the-mini-after-telephone-intervention-for-the-management-of-fear-of-recurrence-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-mixed-methods-study-protocol
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Susanne Cruickshank, Emma Steel, Deborah Fenlon, Jo Armes, Karen Scanlon, Elspeth Banks, Gerald Humphris
BACKGROUND: Fear of recurrence (FoR) is a major concern for patients following treatment for primary breast cancer, affecting 60-99% of breast cancer survivors. Mini-AFTER is a brief intervention developed to address this fear, that breast care nurses are ideally placed to deliver. However, their interest in delivering such an intervention is unknown and crucial to its introduction. This study aims to assess the perceived feasibility of the Mini-AFTER telephone intervention for implementation by breast care nurses to manage moderate levels of fear of recurrence among breast cancer survivors...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738854/understanding-clinician-attitudes-towards-implementation-of-guided-self-help-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-for-those-who-hear-distressing-voices-using-factor-analysis-to-test-normalisation-process-theory
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Cassie M Hazell, Clara Strauss, Mark Hayward, Kate Cavanagh
BACKGROUND: The Normalisation Process Theory (NPT) has been used to understand the implementation of physical health care interventions. The current study aims to apply the NPT model to a secondary mental health context, and test the model using exploratory factor analysis. This study will consider the implementation of a brief cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis (CBTp) intervention. METHODS: Mental health clinicians were asked to complete a NPT-based questionnaire on the implementation of a brief CBTp intervention...
July 24, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735015/preliminary-experience-of-non-transecting-urethroplasty-for-pelvic-fracture-related-urethral-injury
#18
Hong Xie, Chao Li, Yue-Min Xu, Chao Feng, Xiang-Guo Lv, Lei Chen, Hong-Bin Li, Jing-Dong Xue
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the urinary outcomes and preservation of erectile function in patients with pelvic fracture related urethral injury (PFUI) after non-transecting spongiosum anastomotic urethroplasty (NTSAU). METHODS: Fifty-nine male patients with PFUI following traumatic pelvic fracture underwent NTSAU. Inclusion criteria were age 18 to 60 years, posterior urethral stenosis < 2.5 cm without previous urethroplasty, and intact erectile function. Exclusion criteria were previous history of open urethroplasty, long segment posterior urethral stenosis (>2...
July 19, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726243/the-effect-of-near-peer-tutoring-on-medical-students-performance-in-anatomical-and-physiological-sciences
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Katrina M Morgan, Emily E Northey, Mohammed K Khalil
Healthcare professional schools across the world are implementing near-peer tutoring (NPT) programs owing to numerous benefits to both tutors and tutees. This study determined whether higher attendance at NPT sessions led to improvements in course grades for high and low performing students. Fourth-year medical students used the USMLE Step 1 question format to tutor first-year medical students during the second half of the Structure and Function (SF) module, i.e., SF2. Attendance was recorded and students were accordingly divided into three groups: high, moderate, and low-no attendance...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718673/ameliorative-effect-of-gallic-acid-in-doxorubicin-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-wistar-rats-through-antioxidant-defense-system
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Temidayo Olutayo Omobowale, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Uchechukwu Enwiwe Ajufo, Olumuyima Abiola Adejumobi, Olufunke Eunice Ola-Davies, Adeolu Alex Adedapo, Momoh Audu Yakubu
Hepatotoxicity has been found to be one of the main side effects associated with doxorubicin (Dox) administration in cancer therapy. The aim of the present study was to examine the ameliorative effect of gallic acid (GA) in Dox-induced hepatotoxicity. Sixty male Wistar rats of 10 rats per group were used in this study and were randomly divided into 6 experimental groups (A-F). Rats in Group A served as the control group and received distilled water orally for 7 days; Group B was given Dox at 15 mg/kg body weight intraperitoneally (IP) on Day 8...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
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