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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232770/review-article-nexus-criteria-to-rule-out-cervical-spine-injury-among-older-patients-a-systematic-review
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Gabriel Paykin, Gerard O'Reilly, Helen Ackland, Biswadev Mitra
The National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) criteria were derived from a heterogeneous group of adult blunt trauma patients, with the outcome measure assessed most commonly using plain X-ray radiographs. Recent observations have suggested inadequacy of these criteria for excluding injury in population subgroups such as the elderly. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the sensitivity of the NEXUS criteria in excluding cervical spine injury among older patients aged ≥65 years...
December 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232757/-real-life-data-on-the-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-oedema-in-germany
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Robert G H Wilke, Robert Patrick Finger, Helmut G Sachs
Background Controlled prospective clinical trials on the treatment of diabetic macular oedema (DME) using anti-VEGF compounds show very good results in visual acuity gain over several years. To date, only limited data are available from comparable studies under real-life settings in clinical routine. However, real-life data from other indications for anti-VEGF treatment suggest that, in clinical routine, gain in visual acuity is less pronounced and cannot be maintained over a longer period of time, which is related to the significantly lower number of injections administered in clinical routine...
December 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232736/-left-ventricular-assist-device-therapy-ways-to-improve-the-ambulatory-care
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Caspar Burkhard-Meier, Michiel Morshuis
The use of left-ventricular assist device therapy (LVAD) in terminal heart failure patients is increasing. Many patients are receiving LVAD-therapy as final solution (destination therapy). After discharge from the implanting heart center patient-centered care has to be implemented on an outpatient basis. A responsible ambulatory treatment of this severe heart failure population requires knowledge about LVAD specific problems (general medical care, long term complications, device management). The referring cardiologist as well as the private practitioner should be more involved in the care of patients with LVAD...
December 12, 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232708/elimination-of-trachoma-as-a-public-health-problem-in-ghana-providing-evidence-through-a-pre-validation-survey
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Oscar Debrah, Ernest O Mensah, Laura Senyonjo, Dziedzom K de Souza, Tei E Hervie, David Agyemang, Didier Bakajika, Benjamin Marfo, Felix Ahorsu, Seth Wanye, Robin Bailey, Joseph B Koroma, Agatha Aboe, Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum
BACKGROUND: In order to achieve elimination of trachoma, a country needs to demonstrate that the elimination prevalence thresholds have been achieved and then sustained for at least a two-year period. Ghana achieved the thresholds in 2008, and since 2011 has been implementing its trachoma surveillance strategy, which includes community and school screening for signs of follicular trachoma and trichiasis, in trachoma-endemic districts. In 2015-2016, the country conducted a district level population-based survey to validate elimination of trachoma as a public health problem...
December 12, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232707/genetic-mapping-of-qtl-for-maize-leaf-width-combining-ril-and-if2-populations
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Ruixiang Liu, Qingchang Meng, Fei Zheng, Lingjie Kong, Jianhua Yuan, Thomas Lübberstedt
Leaf width is an important component of plant architecture that affects light capture during photosynthesis and wind circulation under dense planting conditions. To improve understanding of the genetic mechanisms involved in leaf width at different positions, a comprehensive evaluation using the RIL (Recombinant Inbred Line) and IF2 (Immortalized F2) populations and a subsequent meta-analysis were performed. Forty-seven QTL associated with leaf width at different positions below the tassel were detected. The individual effects of QTL explained 3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232703/knowledge-and-awareness-of-and-perception-towards-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review
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Daniel Boateng, Frederick Wekesah, Joyce L Browne, Charles Agyemang, Peter Agyei-Baffour, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Henriette A Smit, Diederick E Grobbee, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the most common cause of non-communicable disease mortality in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. Gaps in knowledge of CVD conditions and their risk factors are important barriers in effective prevention and treatment. Yet, evidence on the awareness and knowledge level of CVD and associated risk factors among populations of SSA is scarce. This review aimed to synthesize available evidence of the level of knowledge of and perceptions towards CVDs and risk factors in the SSA region...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232695/integrative-assessment-of-climate-change-for-fast-growing-urban-areas-measurement-and-recommendations-for-future-research
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Sebastian Scheuer, Dagmar Haase, Martin Volk
Over the 20th century, urbanization has substantially shaped the surface of Earth. With population rapidly shifting from rural locations towards the cities, urban areas have dramatically expanded on a global scale and represent crystallization points of social, cultural and economic assets and activities. This trend is estimated to persist for the next decades, and particularly the developing countries are expected to face rapid urban growth. The management of this growth will require good governance strategies and planning...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232694/hyperbranched-poly-%C3%AF%C2%B5-lysine-substrate-presenting-the-laminin-sequence-yigsr-induces-the-formation-of-spheroids-in-adult-bone-marrow-stem-cells
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Valeria Perugini, Steve T Meikle, Anna L Guildford, Matteo Santin
Unlike the fibroblast-like cells formed upon monolayer culture of human mesenchymal stem cells, the natural stem cell niche of the bone marrow and other types of tissues favours the formation of 3-dimensional (3D) cell clusters. The structuring and biological activity of these clusters are regulated by the contacts established by cells with both the basement membrane and neighbour cells and results in their asymmetric division and the consequent maintenance of both a stem population and a committed progeny...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232688/genotype-and-cell-specific-dynamics-of-tandem-repeat-patterns-in-aegilops-speltoides-tausch-poaceae-triticeae
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Olga Raskina
In wild plant populations, chromosome rearrangements lead to the wide intraspecific polymorphisms in the abundance and patterns of highly repetitive DNA. However, despite the large amount of accumulated data, the impact of the complex repetitive DNA fraction on genome reorganization and functioning and the mechanisms balancing and maintaining the structural integrity of the genome are not fully understood. Homologous recombination is thought to play a key role in both genome reshuffling and stabilization, while the contribution of nonhomologous recombination seems to be undervalued...
December 13, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232673/association-between-urinary-alpha1-microglobulin-levels-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Juanwen Zhang, Xuyao Zhang, Ying Zhao, Guocai Lv
BACKGROUND: We aimed to explore the association between urinary alpha1-microglobulin (A1M) levels and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in a Chinese population. STUDY: We performed a cross-sectional study among 2,215 Chinese who attended their annual health examination at First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University. Urinary A1M-creatinine ratio and other clinical and laboratory parameters were measured. RESULTS: A total of 20...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232668/revised-reference-values-for-the-intake-of-sodium-and-chloride
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Daniela Strohm, Angela Bechthold, Sabine Ellinger, Eva Leschik-Bonnet, Peter Stehle, Helmut Heseker
BACKGROUND: In January 2017, the nutrition societies of -Germany, Austria and Switzerland revised the reference values for sodium and chloride intake. METHODS: For adults, the estimated value for sodium intake was derived on the basis of a balance study. The estimated values for children and adolescents were extrapolated from this estimated value considering differences in body mass. For infants aged 0 to under 4 months, an estimated value was set based on the sodium intake via breast milk...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232666/validation-of-the-hebrew-version-of-the-eating-assessment-tool-10-h-eat-10
#12
Sara Abu-Ghanem, Melissa Schechter, Hanna Flesh-Eyni, Liat Litwin, Esti Makai, Yael Oestreicher-Kedem, Moshe Yehuda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dysphagia is a common disability with different etiologies. In order to measure dysphagia symptom severity and effects on quality of life, the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) was developed and validated in the English language. We aimed to develop a Hebrew version of the EAT-10 and to evaluate its internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and validity in Hebrew-speaking adults with dysphagia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The Hebrew EAT-10 (H-EAT-10) questionnaire was completed by 132 patients: 56 patients with dysphagia and 76 controls...
December 12, 2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232645/pre-optimization-of-spinal-surgery-patients-development-of-a-neurosurgical-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol
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Zarina S Ali, Tracy S Ma, Ali K Ozturk, Neil R Malhotra, James M Schuster, Paul J Marcotte, M Sean Grady, William C Welch
OBJECTIVE: Despite surgical, technological, medical, and anesthetic improvements, patient outcomes following elective neurosurgical procedures can be associated with high morbidity. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are multimodal care pathways designed to optimize patient outcomes by addressing pre-, peri-, and post-operative factors. Despite significant data suggesting improved patient outcomes with the adoption of these pathways, development and implementation has been limited in the neurosurgical population...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232628/epithelial-plasticity-in-the-mammary-gland
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REVIEW
Lindsey Seldin, Armelle Le Guelte, Ian G Macara
Many epithelial tissues rely on multipotent stem cells for the proper development and maintenance of their diverse cell lineages. Nevertheless, the identification of multipotent stem cell populations within the mammary gland has been a point of contention over the past decade. In this review, we provide a critical overview of the various lineage-tracing studies performed to address this issue and conclude that although multipotent stem cells exist in the embryonic mammary placode, the postnatal mammary gland instead contains distinct unipotent progenitor populations that contribute to stage-specific development and homeostasis...
December 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232621/timing-of-poverty-in-childhood-and-adolescent-health-evidence-from-the-us-and-uk
#15
Michael J Green, Haley Stritzel, Chelsea Smith, Frank Popham, Robert Crosnoe
Childhood poverty is associated with poorer adolescent health and health behaviours, but the importance of the timing of poverty remains unclear. There may be critical or sensitive periods in early life or early adolescence, or poverty may have cumulative effects throughout childhood. Understanding when poverty is most important can support efficient timing of interventions to raise family income or buffer against the effects of low income, but answers may vary across social contexts. The US and the UK are a useful comparison with similar liberal approaches to cash transfers, but very different approaches to healthcare provision...
December 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232565/parental-bonding-and-adolescents-depressive-and-anxious-symptoms-in-pakistan
#16
Amna Khalid, Farah Qadir, Stella W Y Chan, Matthias Schwannauer
INTRODUCTION: A quantitative cross sectional study was carried out to investigate the role of parental bonding in relation to depressive and anxious symptoms among secondary school adolescents in Pakistan. The study also aimed to investigate the construct validity of the parental bonding inventory in the cultural context of Pakistan. METHODS: The sample consisted of 1124 adolescents recruited from eight secondary schools in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Urdu translated versions of Parental Bonding Instrument (Qadir et al...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232560/the-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-and-gender-on-intraoperative-bleeding-in-orthognathic-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jesper Jared Secher, Johannes Jakobsen Sidelmann, Janne Ingerlsev, Jens Jørgen Thorn, Else Marie Pinholt
PURPOSE: The purpose of this randomized trial was to measure the effect of intravenously administered tranexamic acid (TXA) on intraoperative blood loss (IOB) in patients undergoing bimaxillary orthognathic surgery (OS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors designed and implemented a double-blinded placebo-controlled trial composed of patients eligible for OS at the Hospital of South West Denmark (Esbjerg, Denmark) from August 2014 through September 2016. The primary predictor variable was a single intravenous dose of TXA 1 g administered preoperatively or an equivalent saline placebo...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232531/key-elements-of-a-population-based-approach-to-improving-birth-outcomes
#18
Marian Bihrle Johnson, Jeffrey Rakover, Kedar Mate
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232528/upmc-s-population-health-management-strategy-a-road-map-to-high-value-health-care
#19
Marion McGowan, Donna J Keyser, Suzanne Kinsky, Ellen Beckjord, Rosanne DeGrazia, William Shrank
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232524/growing-the-ibclc-workforce-a-florida-needs-assessment
#20
Aimee R Eden, Erica H Anstey, Deidre Orriola
BACKGROUND: Florida has fewer International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) per 1,000 live births than the national average. An important strategy to support breastfeeding entails creating opportunities to prepare and train IBCLCs from underrepresented groups. However, it can be difficult for individuals to access lactation education and gain clinical experience necessary to become an IBCLC. Research aim: The Building a Better Breastfeeding Network project was a needs assessment designed to assess the interest in an IBCLC training program in Florida and perceived barriers and facilitators to completing such a program...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
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