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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734181/evaluating-a-nursing-erasmus-exchange-experience-reflections-on-the-use-and-value-of-the-nominal-group-technique-for-evaluation
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Sheila Cunningham
This paper discusses the use of Nominal Group Technique (NGT) for European nursing exchange evaluation at one university. The NGT is a semi-quantitative evaluation method derived from the Delphi method popular in the 1970s and 1980s. The NGT was modified from the traditional version retaining the structured cycles and but adding a broader group discussion. The NGT had been used for 2 successive years but required analysis and evaluation itself for credibility and 'fit' for purpose which is presented here. It aimed to explore nursing students' exchange experiences and aid programme development futures exchanges and closure from exchange...
July 12, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733344/effects-of-exercise-on-fitness-and-health-of-adults-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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Jan W van der Scheer, Kathleen A Martin Ginis, David S Ditor, Victoria L Goosey-Tolfrey, Audrey L Hicks, Christopher R West, Dalton L Wolfe
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize and appraise research testing the effects of exercise interventions on fitness, cardiometabolic health, and bone health among adults with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: Electronic databases were searched (1980-2016). Included studies employed exercise interventions for a period ≥2 weeks, involved adults with acute or chronic SCI, and measured fitness (cardiorespiratory fitness, power output, or muscle strength), cardiometabolic health (body composition or cardiovascular risk factors), or bone health outcomes...
July 21, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727937/preoperative-short-form-health-survey-score-is-predictive-of-return-to-play-and-minimal-clinically-important-difference-at-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Benedict U Nwachukwu, Brenda Chang, Pramod B Voleti, Patricia Berkanish, Matthew R Cohn, David W Altchek, Answorth A Allen, Riley J Williams
BACKGROUND: There is increased interest in understanding the preoperative determinants of postoperative outcomes. Return to play (RTP) and the patient-reported minimal clinically important difference (MCID) are useful measures of postoperative outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). PURPOSE: To define the MCID after ACLR and to investigate the role of preoperative outcome scores for predicting the MCID and RTP after ACLR. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727048/nutrient-composition-digestible-and-metabolizable-energy-content-and-prediction-of-energy-for-animal-protein-byproducts-in-finishing-pig-diets
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B J Kerr, R Jha, P E Urriola, G C Shurson
An industry survey and animal experiment were conducted to evaluate compositional variability and DE and ME content of animal protein byproducts and to generate equations to predict DE and ME content based on chemical analysis. For the 220 samples collected, the greatest concentration of CP was observed in blood meal (BM) and the least in meat and bone meal (MBM) and the greatest concentration of ether extract was in meat meal and the least in BM, with ash content greatest in MBM and least in BM, with Ca and P levels being 36...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725549/performance-of-unscented-kalman-filter-tractography-in-edema-analysis-of-the-two-tensor-model
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Ruizhi Liao, Lipeng Ning, Zhenrui Chen, Laura Rigolo, Shun Gong, Ofer Pasternak, Alexandra J Golby, Yogesh Rathi, Lauren J O'Donnell
Diffusion MRI tractography is increasingly used in pre-operative neurosurgical planning to visualize critical fiber tracts. However, a major challenge for conventional tractography, especially in patients with brain tumors, is tracing fiber tracts that are affected by vasogenic edema, which increases water content in the tissue and lowers diffusion anisotropy. One strategy for improving fiber tracking is to use a tractography method that is more sensitive than the traditional single-tensor streamline tractography...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717025/the-role-of-intraspecific-variation-in-the-ecological-and-evolutionary-success-of-diatoms-in-changing-environments
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Anna Godhe, Tatiana Rynearson
Intraspecific variation in diatoms has been shown to play a key role in species' responses to several important environmental factors such as light, salinity, temperature and nutrients. Furthermore, modelling efforts indicate that this variation within species extends bloom periods, and likely provides sufficient variability in competitive interactions between species under hydrographically variable conditions. The intraspecific variation most likely corresponds to optimal fitness in temporary microhabitats and may help to explain the paradox of the plankton...
September 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703222/transparency-of-genetic-testing-services-for-health-wellness-and-lifestyle-analysis-of-online-prepurchase-information-for-uk-consumers
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Jacqueline A Hall, Rena Gertz, Joan Amato, Claudia Pagliari
The declining cost of DNA sequencing has been accompanied by a proliferation of companies selling 'direct-to-consumer genetic testing' (DTC-GT) services. Many of these are marketed online as tools for enabling citizens to make more informed decisions about their health, wellness and lifestyle. We assessed the 'information for consumers' provided by these companies at the prepurchase stage, which could influence initial decisions to part with money, data or tissue samples. A scoping exercise revealed 65 DTC-GT companies advertising their services online to consumers in the United Kingdom, of which 15 met our inclusion criteria...
August 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700444/multi-institutional-validation-study-of-pancreatic-cyst-fluid-protein-analysis-for-prediction-of-high-risk-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas
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Mohammad A Al Efishat, Marc F Attiyeh, Anne A Eaton, Mithat Gönen, Denise Prosser, Anna E Lokshin, Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo, Keith D Lillemoe, Cristina R Ferrone, Ilaria Pergolini, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Neda Rezaee, Marco Dal Molin, Matthew J Weiss, John L Cameron, Ralph H Hruban, Michael I D'Angelica, T Peter Kingham, Ronald P DeMatteo, William R Jarnagin, Christopher L Wolfgang, Peter J Allen
OBJECTIVE: Preliminary work by our group suggested that proteins within the pancreatic cyst fluid (CF) may discriminate degree of IPMN dysplasia. We sought to externally validate these markers and determine whether their inclusion in a preoperative clinical nomogram could increase diagnostic accuracy. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: IPMN is the most common radiographically identifiable precursor to pancreatic cancer; however, the timing and frequency of its malignant progression are unknown, and there are currently no reliable preoperative tests that can determine the grade of dysplasia in IPMN...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698690/equine-recurrent-uveitis-in-western-canadian-prairie-provinces-a-retrospective-study-2002-2015
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Lynne S Sandmeyer, Bianca S Bauer, Cindy Xin Feng, Bruce H Grahn
The objectives of this study were to determine the demographics of horses with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) presenting to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and to describe and compare the prognosis of ERU in the Appaloosa with that in other breeds. Horses diagnosed with ERU by a veterinary ophthalmologist between 2002 and 2015 were included. Eye lesions were classified as mild, moderate, or severe based on clinical manifestations. Breed, age, severity, blindness, and final outcome were evaluated...
July 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691734/regulating-approaches-to-learning-testing-learning-strategy-convergences-across-a-year-at-university
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Luke K Fryer, Jan D Vermunt
BACKGROUND: Contemporary models of student learning within higher education are often inclusive of processing and regulation strategies. Considerable research has examined their use over time and their (person-centred) convergence. The longitudinal stability/variability of learning strategy use, however, is poorly understood, but essential to supporting student learning across university experiences. AIMS: Develop and test a person-centred longitudinal model of learning strategies across the first-year university experience...
July 10, 2017: British Journal of Educational Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688948/kondogogu-gum-zn-2-pectinate-emulgel-matrices-reinforced-with-mesoporous-silica-for-intragastric-furbiprofen-delivery
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Hriday Bera, Jhansirani Nadimpalli, Sanoj Kumar, Pavani Vengala
Flurbiprofen (FLU), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, exhibits limited clinical response due to its poor physicochemical properties. This study aimed at developing reliable drug carriers for intrgastric FLU delivery with a view to improve biopharmaceutical characteristics of drug and modulate its release in a controlled manner. In this context, FLU-loaded kondogogu gum (KG)-Zn(+2)-low methoxyl (LM) pectinate emulgel matrices reinforced with calcium silicate (CS) were accomplished by ionotropic gelation technique employing zinc acetate as cross-linker and characterized for their in vitro performances...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681487/division-of-labour-in-the-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Dominika M Wloch-Salamon, Roberta M Fisher, Birgitte Regenberg
Division of labour between different specialized cell types is a central part of how we describe complexity in multicellular organisms. However, it is increasingly being recognised that division of labour also plays an important role in the lives of predominantly unicellular organisms. Saccharomyces cerevisiae displays several phenotypes that could be considered a division of labour, including quiescence, apoptosis and biofilm formation, but they have not been explicitly treated as such. We discuss each of these examples, using a definition of division of labour that involves phenotypic variation between cells within a population, cooperation between cells performing different tasks, and maximisation of the inclusive fitness of all cells involved...
July 5, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679015/association-between-weight-change-health-outcomes-and-mortality-in-older-residents-in-long-term-care
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Wei Zhou, Andrzej Kozikowski, Renee Pekmezaris, James Lolis, Barbara Tommasulo, Joanna Fishbein, Gisele Wolf-Klein
OBJECTIVES: Despite the numerous health risks associated with being overweight, the effect of weight loss on health and longevity remains controversial, particularly in older adults. We explored the association among weight changes, health outcomes, and mortality in older residents of a skilled nursing facility. METHODS: A 6-year retrospective chart review of residents of a long-term care facility was conducted, collecting monthly weights in addition to the clinical and demographic data of all residents for at least 1 year...
July 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678408/longitudinal-regret-after-treatment-for-low-and-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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Lauren M Hurwitz, Jennifer Cullen, Daniel J Kim, Sally Elsamanoudi, Jane Hudak, Maryellen Colston, Judith Travis, Huai-Ching Kuo, Kevin R Rice, Christopher R Porter, Inger L Rosner
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer patients diagnosed with low- and intermediate-risk disease have several treatment options. Decisional regret after treatment is a concern, especially when poor oncologic outcomes or declines in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) occur. This study assessed determinants of longitudinal decisional regret in prostate cancer patients attending a multidisciplinary clinic and treated with radical prostatectomy (RP), external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), brachytherapy (BT), or active surveillance (AS)...
July 5, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673824/incorporating-ligament-laxity-in-a-finite-element-model-for-the-upper-cervical-spine
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Timothy L Lasswell, Duane S Cronin, John B Medley, Parham Rasoulinejad
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Predicting physiological range of motion (ROM) using a finite element (FE) model of the upper cervical spine requires the incorporation of ligament laxity. The effect of ligament laxity can only be observed on a macro level of joint motion and is lost once ligaments have been dissected and preconditioned for experimental testing. As a result, although ligament laxity values are recognized to exist, specific values are not directly available in the literature for use in FE models...
June 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672203/-how-complex-and-even-perverse-the-real-world-can-be-w-d-hamilton-s-early-work-on-social-wasps-1964-1968
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Guido Caniglia
William D. Hamilton's name is often connected to important theoretical accomplishments, from the theory of inclusive fitness and kin selection to the so-called Hamilton's rule and the haplodiploidy hypothesis. This article asks: How did Hamilton attempt to test his theory and hypothesis against the complexity of the biological world? The article reconstructs Hamilton's empirical work with social wasps between 1963 and 1968, the years before and after the publication of the groundbreaking "The Genetical Evolution of Social Behavior" in 1964...
June 30, 2017: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671936/relevance-of-kinesiophobia-in-relation-to-changes-over-time-among-patients-after-an-acute-coronary-artery-disease-event
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Maria Bäck, Mari Lundberg, Åsa Cider, Johan Herlitz, Bengt Jansson
PURPOSE: To identify levels of kinesiophobia during the first 4 months after an acute episode of coronary artery disease (CAD), while controlling for gender, anxiety, depression, and personality traits. METHODS: In all, 106 patients with CAD (25 women), mean age 63.1 ± 11.5 years, were included in the study at the cardiac intensive care unit, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden. The patients completed questionnaires at 3 time points: in the cardiac intensive care unit (baseline), 2 weeks, and 4 months after baseline...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668646/systematic-review-and-technological-overview-of-the-antimicrobial-activity-of-tagetes-minuta-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Daniela Coelho Dos Santos, Lara Rodrigues Schneider, Andressa da Silva Barboza, Ângela Diniz Campos, Rafael Guerra Lund
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The antimicrobial potential of Tagetes minuta was correlated with its traditional use as antibacterial, insecticidal, biocide, disinfectant, anthelminthic, antifungal, and antiseptic agent as well as its use in urinary tract infections. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to systematically review articles and patents regarding the antimicrobial activity of T. minuta and give rise to perspectives on this plant as a potential antimicrobial agent...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662862/the-use-of-rigid-gas-permeable-contact-lenses-in-children-with-myopic-amblyopia-a-case-series
#19
Bingjie Wang, Rajeev K Naidu, Xiaomei Qu
PURPOSE: To explore the safety profile and overall visual improvement over the course of RGP contact lens wear on children with unilateral or bilateral amblyopia resulting from myopia. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis case series study. Clinical records of 15 patients who were fitted with RGP contact lenses at the Shanghai Eye and EENT Hospital of Fudan University between the period of January 2009 to December 2014 were reviewed. The inclusion criteria for review included patients with myopia of -3...
June 26, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658965/self-rated-health-among-multiracial-young-adults-in-the-united-states-findings-from-the-add-health-study
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Karen M Tabb, Amelia R Gavin, Douglas C Smith, Hsiang Huang
OBJECTIVE: The multiracial adult population is one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population, yet much remains to be learned about multiracial health. Considerable research finds racial/ethnic disparities in self-rated health, however subgroups within the multiracial population have not been consistently described. DESIGN: We use data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and multivariate logistic regression analyses to compare self-rated health of multiracial and monoracial young adults (n = 7880)...
June 28, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
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