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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926926/a-robust-design-capture-recapture-analysis-of-abundance-survival-and-temporary-emigration-of-three-odontocete-species-in-the-gulf-of-corinth-greece
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Nina Luisa Santostasi, Silvia Bonizzoni, Giovanni Bearzi, Lavinia Eddy, Olivier Gimenez
While the Mediterranean Sea has been designated as a Global Biodiversity Hotspot, assessments of cetacean population abundance are lacking for large portions of the region, particularly in the southern and eastern basins. The challenges and costs of obtaining the necessary data often result in absent or poor abundance information. We applied capture-recapture models to estimate abundance, survival and temporary emigration of odontocete populations within a 2,400 km2 semi-enclosed Mediterranean bay, the Gulf of Corinth...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926588/incidence-trends-and-clinical-pathological-characteristics-of-invasive-cutaneous-melanoma-from-1980-to-2010-in-the-canton-of-zurich-switzerland
#2
Remo Minini, Sabine Rohrmann, Ralph Braun, Dimitri Korol, Silvia Dehler
The aims of this paper are to describe the incidence trends of invasive cutaneous melanoma in the Canton of Zurich and to evaluate clinical and pathological factors such as cancer subtype, localization, age and Breslow thickness. A retrospective analysis was carried out with data from the population-based Cancer Registry of Zurich and Zug located in Zurich. A total of 8469 cases in 8034 different patients of invasive cutaneous melanoma were registered for the period 1980-2010 in the Canton of Zurich. Incidence trends were age standardized to the European standard population...
December 6, 2016: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925851/epidemiology-of-uveitis-caused-by-htlv-1-toxoplasmosis-and-tuberculosis-the-three-leading-causes-of-endemic-infectious-uveitis-in-japan
#3
Atsunobu Takeda, Tatsuro Ishibashi, Koh-Hei Sonoda
Ethnicity, geography, and socioeconomic factors are among the aspects influencing the prevalence of uveitis in specific areas and countries. Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1-associated uveitis and ocular toxoplasmosis are endemic to Southern Kyushu, the southern-most region of Japan. Recent reports have postulated that the prevalence of intraocular tuberculosis is increasing in Tokyo. This review focuses on local factors that affect the three major vectors for infectious endemic uveitis in Japan, as well as their routes of transmission and factors for improving diagnoses...
December 7, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925129/-public-sector-participation-in-the-supply-of-dyslipidemia-medication-in-a-population-based-study
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Airton José Petris, Regina Kazue Tanno de Souza, Maira Sayuri Sakay Bortoletto
The use of medications for the treatment of dyslipidemia is relevant in the control of cardiovascular disease. This article aims to analyze the prevalence, the use and the participation of the public sector in the supply of medication for adults aged 40 years and above using pharmacotherapy for dyslipidemia control living in a city in the southern region of Brazil. A cross-sectional, population-based study was conducted. Household interviews were staged with 1180 individuals aged over 40 living in Cambé, State of Paraná, of which 967 took laboratory examinations...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925128/-incidence-and-mortality-of-children-and-teenagers-with-aids-challenges-in-the-southern-region-of-brazil
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Márcio Cristiano de Melo, Rosemeire de Olanda Ferraz, Juliana Luporini do Nascimento, Maria Rita Donalisio
The objective of this study is to describe the time trend of coefficients of incidence and mortality associated with AIDS in children and adolescents. An ecological time trend study was conducted among individuals under 14 living in the regional context of high incidence of AIDS - Porto Alegre and the State of Rio Grande do Sul - from 1996 to 2012. For this purpose, a segmented regression model was adjusted for age categories and place of residence. AIDS morbidity and mortality indicators in Porto Alegre are still higher than those registered in the State, the southern region and other areas of the country...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925112/transport-accident-mortality-in-chile-trends-from-2000-to-2012
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Tamara Otzen, Antonio Sanhueza, Carlos Manterola, Monica Hetz, Tamara Melnik
The aim of this study is to describe the trends of transport accident mortality in Chile from 2000 to 2012 by year, geographic distribution, gender, age group, and type of accident. Population-based study. Data for transport accident mortality in Chile between 2000 and 2012 were used. The crude and adjusted per region transport accident mortality rates were calculated per 100,000 inhabitants. The annual percentage change (APC) of the rates and relative risks (RR) were calculated. The average transport accident mortality rate (TAMR) in Chile (2000-2012) was 12...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925111/use-of-motorcycle-in-brazil-users-profile-prevalence-of-use-and-traffic-accidents-occurrence-a-population-based-study
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Lenise Menezes Seerig, Giancarlo Bacchieri, Gustavo Giacomelli Nascimento, Aluisio J D Barros, Flávio Fernando Demarco
This study aimed to describe the profile of motorcycle users and determine the prevalence of use. Also, to evaluate the reason for using a motorcycle, users' perceived risk of traffic accident, pattern of helmet wearing and number of accidents related to motorcycle use in the last 12 months. This cross-sectional study was conducted in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil. Sampling process was carried out in two stages, with the primary unit being the census track and the secondary the house. The study included 3,004 individuals aged 10 to 59 years, which answered a structured questionnaire...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925102/case-studies-and-role-play-learning-strategies-in-nursing
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Ana Luísa Petersen Cogo, Daiane Dal Pai, Graziella Badin Aliti, Heloísa Karnas Hoefel, Karina de Oliveira Azzolin, Lurdes Busin, Margarita Ana Rubin Unicovsky, Maria Henriqueta Luce Kruse
Objective: to report professors' experience in a public university of Southern region of Brazil using case studies and role play as learning strategies for nursing care of hospitalized adults. Method: learning experience report from the Nursing Care of Adults I class of nursing undergraduate course. Results: the development of case studies and role play considered health care needs from epidemiological profile of chronic noncommunicable diseases morbidity and mortality, nursing as an assisting method, and social aspects of hospitalized individuals...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925057/serosurvey-for-leishmania-spp-toxoplasma-gondii-trypanosoma-cruzi-and-neospora-caninum-in-neighborhood-dogs-in-curitiba-paran%C3%A3-brazil
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Caroline Constantino, Maysa Pellizzaro, Edson Ferraz Evaristo de Paula, Thállitha Samih Wischral Jayme Vieira, Ana Pérola Drulla Brandão, Fernando Ferreira, Rafael Felipe da Costa Vieira, Helio Langoni, Alexander Welker Biondo
Neighborhood dogs may act as reservoirs for several zoonotic protozoan infections, particularly in urban areas, thus constituting a potential public health threat. Accordingly, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the exposure of neighborhood dogs to four protozoan pathogens in public areas with high levels of human movement in Curitiba, southern Brazil. Blood samples from 26 neighborhood dogs were screened by means of the indirect immunofluorescent antibody test (IFAT) for Leishmania spp., Toxoplasma gondii, Trypanosoma cruzi and Neospora caninum, and a questionnaire was answered by the respective keeper...
December 1, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925045/interest-in-research-among-medical-students-challenges-for-the-undergraduate-education
#10
David William Moraes, Maitê Jotz, Willian Roberto Menegazzo, Michele Sabrina Menegazzo, Steffi Veloso, Mayara Christ Machry, Monise Costanzi, Lucia Campos Pellanda
Introduction: In recent decades, there has been a reduction in the number of graduates from medical schools who choose to pursue a career in scientific research. That has an impact on the profile of graduates, since medical education depends on understanding the formation of scientific evidence. The construction of new knowledge is also hampered by the reduction of medical scientists, whose clinical experience with patients provides an essential step towards medical Science evolution...
October 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924841/virus-altered-rice-attractiveness-to-planthoppers-is-mediated-by-volatiles-and-related-to-virus-titre-and-expression-of-defence-and-volatile-biosynthesis-genes
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Guanghua Lu, Tong Zhang, Yuange He, Guohui Zhou
Viruses may induce changes in plant hosts and vectors to enhance their transmission. The white-backed planthopper (WBPH) and brown planthopper (BPH) are vectors of Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) and Rice ragged stunt virus (RRSV), respectively, which cause serious rice diseases. We herein describe the effects of SRBSDV and RRSV infections on host-selection behaviour of vector and non-vector planthoppers at different disease stages. The Y-tube olfactometer choice and free-choice tests indicated that SRBSDV and RRSV infections altered the attractiveness of rice plants to vector and non-vector planthoppers...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924430/nutrient-enrichment-effects-on-mycorrhizal-fungi-in-an-andean-tropical-montane-forest
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Camille S Delavaux, Tessa Camenzind, Jürgen Homeier, Rosa Jiménez-Paz, Mark Ashton, Simon A Queenborough
Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) deposition are increasing worldwide largely due to increased fertilizer use and fossil fuel combustion. Most work with N and P deposition in natural ecosystems has focused on temperate, highly industrialized, regions. Tropical regions are becoming more developed, releasing large amounts of these nutrients into the atmosphere. Nutrient enrichment in nutrient-poor systems such as tropical montane forest can represent a relatively large shift in nutrient availability, especially for sensitive microorganisms such as arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF)...
December 6, 2016: Mycorrhiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924130/stable-plastid-transformation-in-scoparia-dulcis-l
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Narra Muralikrishna, Kota Srinivas, Kalva Bharath Kumar, Abbagani Sadanandam
In the present investigation we report stable plastid transformation in Scoparia dulcis L., a versatile medicinal herb via particle gun method. The vector KNTc, harbouring aadA as a selectable marker and egfp as a reporter gene which were under the control of synthetic promoter pNG1014a, targets inverted repeats, trnR/trnN of the plastid genome. By use of this heterologous vector, recovery of transplastomic lines with suitable selection protocol have been successfully established with overall efficiency of two transgenic lines for 25 bombarded leaf explants...
October 2016: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923947/short-term-impact-of-mass-drug-administration-with-dihydroartemisinin-plus-piperaquine-on-malaria-in-southern-province-zambia-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Thomas P Eisele, Adam Bennett, Kafula Silumbe, Timothy P Finn, Victor Chalwe, Mulakwa Kamuliwo, Busiku Hamainza, Hawela Moonga, Emmanuel Kooma, Elizabeth Chizema Kawesha, Joshua Yukich, Joseph Keating, Travis Porter, Ruben O Conner, Duncan Earle, Richard W Steketee, John M Miller
BACKGROUND:  Mass drug administration (MDA) using dihydroartemisinin plus piperaquine (DHAp) represents a potential strategy to clear Plasmodium falciparum infections and reduce the human parasite reservoir. METHODS:  A cluster-randomized controlled trial in Southern Province, Zambia, was used to assess the short-term impact of 2 rounds of community-wide MDA and household-level (focal) MDA with DHAp compared with no mass treatment. Study end points included parasite prevalence in children, infection incidence, and confirmed malaria case incidence...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923422/first-responders-and-prehospital-care-for-road-traffic-injuries-in-malawi
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Linda Chokotho, Wakisa Mulwafu, Isaac Singini, Yasin Njalale, Limbika Maliwichi-Senganimalunje, Kathryn H Jacobsen
: Introduction Road traffic collisions are a common cause of injuries and injury-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Basic prehospital care can be the difference between life and death for injured drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Problem This study examined the challenges associated with current first response practices in Malawi. METHODS: In April 2014, focus groups were conducted in two areas of Malawi: Karonga (in the Northern Region) and Blantyre (in the Southern Region; both are along the M1 highway), and a qualitative synthesis approach was used to identify themes...
December 7, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923418/outbreak-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-producing-citrobacter-freundii-at-a-tertiary-acute-care-facility-in-miami-florida
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Adriana Jiménez, José G Castro, L Silvia Munoz-Price, Dennise de Pascale, Luis Shimose, Mustapha M Mustapha, Caressa N Spychala, Roberta T Mettus, Vaughn S Cooper, Yohei Doi
OBJECTIVE To describe the investigation and control of a rare cluster of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Citrobacter freundii in a hospital in southern Florida. METHODS An epidemiologic investigation, review of infection prevention procedures, and molecular studies including whole genome sequencing were conducted. RESULTS An outbreak of K. pneumoniae carbapenemase-3-producing C. freundii was identified at a tertiary hospital in Florida in 2014. Of the 6 cases identified, 3 occurred in the same intensive care unit and were caused by the same clone...
December 7, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923401/effectiveness-of-the-who-safe-childbirth-checklist-program-in-reducing-severe-maternal-fetal-and-newborn-harm-in-uttar-pradesh-india-study-protocol-for-a-matched-pair-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Katherine E A Semrau, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Bhala Kodkany, Jonathan M Spector, Danielle E Tuller, Gary King, Stuart Lipsitz, Narender Sharma, Vinay Pratap Singh, Bharath Kumar, Neelam Dhingra-Kumar, Rebecca Firestone, Vishwajeet Kumar, Atul A Gawande
BACKGROUND: Effective, scalable strategies to improve maternal, fetal, and newborn health and reduce preventable morbidity and mortality are urgently needed in low- and middle-income countries. Building on the successes of previous checklist-based programs, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners led the development of the Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC), a 28-item list of evidence-based practices linked with improved maternal and newborn outcomes. Pilot-testing of the Checklist in Southern India demonstrated dramatic improvements in adherence by health workers to essential childbirth-related practices (EBPs)...
December 7, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923255/-psychotherapy-and-religion-a-representative-survey-among-psychotherapists-in-southern-germany
#18
Michael Marquardt, Joachim Heinrich Demling
Objective: Religion and spirituality play an appreciable role as a problem area or as a resource for patients with mental disorders. It is therefore of interest what attitudes psychotherapists assume towards this complex range of issues in their work, but also in their personal lives. The majority of empirical studies on this subject originate from the USA, with little data being available from Europe and Germany. Our own survey among practising psychotherapists was designed to elucidate these questions. Method and Study Population: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the form of a written survey of all accessible practising psychotherapists in the area of Northern Bavaria (Franconian administrative districts; n=1 081, return rate 65%)...
December 2016: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922938/skeletal-muscle-mass-is-associated-with-higher-dietary-protein-intake-and-lower-body-fat-in-postmenopausal-women-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Thaís R Silva, Poli M Spritzer
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the association between skeletal muscle mass and dietary protein intake, habitual physical activity, body composition, and metabolic variables. METHODS: One hundred three healthy postmenopausal women from southern Brazil (age 55.2 ± 4.9 y, body mass index 27.2 ± 4.6 kg/m) were enrolled. Bone mineral density, %body fat, %trunk fat mass, and appendicular lean mass were assessed by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, resting metabolic rate by indirect calorimetry, and habitual physical activity by pedometer...
December 5, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922923/fear-of-recurrence-as-a-predictor-of-care-needs-for-long-term-breast-cancer-survivors
#20
Su-Ying Fang, Susan Jane Fetzer, Kuo-Ting Lee, Yao-Lung Kuo
BACKGROUND: The improved survival rate for breast cancer has increased the number of women living with the diagnosis for more than 5 years. Limited studies have focused on the care needs for long-term healthy survivors of breast cancer. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to understand the care needs of long-term breast cancer survivors and identify related factors that influence these needs. METHODS: A convenience sampling with a correlational study design was used...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
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