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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222045/validation-of-scaffold-design-optimization-in-bone-tissue-engineering-finite-element-modeling-versus-designed-experiments
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Nicholas Uth, Jens Mueller, Byran Smucker, Azizeh-Mitra Yousefi
This study reports the development of biological/synthetic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering (TE) via 3D bioplotting. These scaffolds were composed of poly(L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), type I collagen, and nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) in an attempt to mimic the extracellular matrix of bone. The solvent used for processing the scaffolds was 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanol. The produced scaffolds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, microcomputed tomography, thermogravimetric analysis, and unconfined compression test...
February 21, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219385/language-support-for-linguistic-minority-chronic-hepatitis-b-c-patients-an-exploratory-study-of-availability-and-clinicians-perceptions-of-language-barriers-in-six-european-countries
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Abby M Falla, Irene K Veldhuijzen, Amena A Ahmad, Miriam Levi, Jan Hendrik Richardus
BACKGROUND: Language support for linguistic minorities can improve patient safety, clinical outcomes and the quality of health care. Most chronic hepatitis B/C infections in Europe are detected among people born in endemic countries mostly in Africa, Asia and Central/Eastern Europe, groups that may experience language barriers when accessing health care services in their host countries. We investigated availability of interpreters and translated materials for linguistic minority hepatitis B/C patients...
February 20, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216773/staff-and-caregiver-attitude-to-coercion-in-india
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B N Raveesh, S Pathare, E O Noorthoorn, G S Gowda, P Lepping, J G F Bunders-Aelen
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess attitudes of Indian psychiatrists and caregivers toward coercion. MATERIALS AND: Methods: The study was conducted at the Department of Psychiatry, Krishna Rajendra Hospital, Mysore, India. Staff Attitude to Coercion Scale (SACS), a 15-item questionnaire, was administered to self-selected psychiatrists across India and caregivers from Mysore to measure attitudes on coercion. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and investigating differences in subgroups by means of Chi-square test, Student's t-test, and analysis of variance...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216131/assessing-the-experience-of-vaginal-dilator-use-and-potential-barrier-to-ongoing-use-among-a-focus-group-of-women-with-mrkh
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Oluyemisi A Adeyemi-Fowode, Jennifer E Dietrich
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the experience of dilator use for neovagina creation in women diagnosed with Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser (MRKH) Syndrome and identify barriers affecting patient compliance with dilator use. DESIGN: and Setting: Qualitative study using a structured questionnaire to investigate perception and identify barriers regarding vaginal dilator use. Questionnaire was administered following viewing of a 2-minute patient educational video to additionally examine the usefulness of a patient education video tool as an adjunct to counseling in clinic on vaginal dilator use...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215315/dietary-phosphorus-intake-is-negatively-associated-with-bone-formation-among-women-and-positively-associated-with-some-bone-traits-among-men-a-cross-sectional-study-in-middle-aged-caucasians
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Suvi T Itkonen, Hannu J Rita, Elisa M Saarnio, Virpi E Kemi, Heini J Karp, Merja U M Kärkkäinen, Minna H Pekkinen, E Kalevi Laitinen, Juha Risteli, Marja-Kaisa Koivula, Harri Sievänen, Christel J E Lamberg-Allardt
High dietary phosphorus (P) intake has acute negative effects on calcium (Ca) and bone metabolism, but long-term clinical data are contradictory. We hypothesized that high P intake is associated with impaired bone health as suggested by earlier short-term studies on bone metabolism. In this cross-sectional study, we investigated associations between dietary P intake, bone traits in the radius and tibia, and bone turnover in a population-based sample of 37- to 47-year-old Caucasian premenopausal women (n=333) and men (n=179) living in Southern Finland (60°N)...
January 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214237/knowledge-attitudes-and-preferences-of-advance-decisions-end-of-life-care-and-place-of-care-and-death-in-hong-kong-a%C3%A2-population-based-telephone-survey-of-1067-adults
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Roger Yat-Nork Chung, Eliza Lai-Yi Wong, Nicole Kiang, Patsy Yuen-Kwan Chau, Janice Y C Lau, Samuel Yeung-Shan Wong, Eng-Kiong Yeoh, Jean W Woo
OBJECTIVES: According to the 2015 Quality of Death Index published by the Intelligence Unit of the Economist, Hong Kong is ranked 22nd in terms of quality of palliative care in the world, behind many other major developed countries in Asia, including Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. The objectives of the present study were to describe the knowledge, attitude, and preferences of the general Hong Kong adult population across different age groups regarding end-of-life (EOL) care decisions, place of care and death, as well as advance directive (AD)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207807/how-much-is-a-child-worth-providers-and-patients-views-and-responses-concerning-ethical-and-policy-challenges-in-paying-for-art
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Robert Klitzman
Infertility treatments remain expensive and in many countries are covered by little, if any, insurance, raising critical questions concerning how patients and providers view and make decisions regarding these challenges. In-depth semi-structured interviews of approximately 1 hour were conducted with 37 IVF providers and 10 patients (17 physicians, 10 other providers and 10 patients), and were systematically analyzed. These data suggest current insurance policies and legislation pose critical ethical and logistical challenges for both patients and providers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195435/why-do-children-present-to-emergency-departments-exploring-motivators-and-measures-of-presentation-appropriateness-for-children-presenting-to-a-paediatric-emergency-department
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John A Cheek, George Braitberg, Simon Craig, Adam West
AIM: To compare the parental motivators and referring general practitioner's (GP's) reasons for advising emergency department (ED) attendance with the assessment of ED medical staff. To compare ED clinician opinion with other published methods that have attempted to define 'primary care suitable' presentations to the ED. METHODS: A prospective observational study and series of surveys regarding the attendance of children presenting to a single tertiary paediatric ED...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192739/on-international-fisheries-agreements-entry-deterrence-and-ecological-uncertainty
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Hans Ellefsen, Lone Grønbæk, Lars Ravn-Jonsen
A prerequisite for an international fisheries agreement (IFA) to be stable is that parties expect the benefits from joining the agreement to exceed the benefits from free riding on the agreement, and parties only comply with the agreement as long as this is true. The agreement, therefore, implicitly builds on an expectation of the ecological condition of the natural resource. Game theoretical models often assume that all parties have the same (often perfect) information about the resource and that the exploitation is an equilibrium use of the stock...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187626/comment-on-on-i-gonorynchus-i-i-gonorhynchus-i-i-gonorinchus-i-i-gonorhinchus-i-and-i-gonorrhynchus-i-and-some-other-names-of-labeonine-fishes-teleostei-gonorhynchidae-and-cyprinidae-by-kottelat-2016
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Patrick J Ciccotto, Lawrence M Page
Kottelat (2016) noted that 'Gonorhynchus McClelland, 1838,' the name used for a South Asian cyprinid genus recognized by Yang et al. (2012) and revised by Ciccotto & Page (2016), does not exist or is a junior homonym of Gonorhynchus Cuvier, 1816. He further noted that Tariqilabeo Mirza & Saboohi, 1990 is the valid genus name for the species recognized in Gonorhynchus by Yang et al. (2012) and by Ciccotto & Page (2016). Kottelat also rejected the placement of Epalzeorhynchus bicornis Wu, 1977 in this genus by Yang et al...
January 26, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186212/computational-investigation-of-the-kinetics-and-mechanism-of-the-initial-steps-of-the-fischer-tropsch-synthesis-on-cobalt
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Pieter van Helden, Jan-Albert van den Berg, Melissa A Petersen, Werner Janse van Rensburg, Ionel M Ciobîcă, Jan van de Loosdrecht
A multi-site microkinetic model for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) reaction up to C2 products on a FCC cobalt catalyst surface is presented. This model utilizes a multi-faceted cobalt nanoparticle model for the catalyst, consisting of the two dominant cobalt surface facets Co(111) and Co(100), and a step site represented by the Co(211) surface. The kinetic parameters for the intermediates and transition states on these sites were obtained using plane-wave, periodic boundary condition density functional theory...
February 10, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184070/the-legal-and-moral-perceptions-of-clinical-and-non-clinical-undergraduates-regarding-substance-use-a-pilot-project
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J Puryer, A Rowley, J Saimbi, A Waylen
Introduction Heavy alcohol and illicit drug use has been documented amongst medical and dental professionals and educational programs have been developed to attempt to reduce such behaviour in clinical undergraduates. This pilot study aims to investigate the legal and moral perceptions of substance use in clinical and non-clinical undergraduates.Method A cross-sectional self-report questionnaire was administered to 107 clinical and non-clinical undergraduates to investigate their moral and legal perceptions of alcohol and illicit substance use...
February 10, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182407/mechanistic-insight-into-the-rh-iii-catalyzed-c-h-activation-of-2-acetyl-1-arythydrazines-in-water
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Weirong Wu, Tao Liu, Caiyun Huang, Jing Zhang, Xiaoping Man
A mechanistic study of the Cp*Rh(III)-catalyzed C-H functionalization of 2-acetyl-1-arythydrazines with diazo compounds in water was carried out by using density functional theory calculations. The results reveal that the acetyl-bonded N-H deprotonation is prior to the phenyl C-H activation. The mechanisms from protonation by acetic acid disagree with the proposal by the Wang group. Different from the Rh(III)-catalyzed C-H activation reported by experimental literature, the rate-determining step of the whole catalytic cycle with an overall barrier of 31...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181884/implementing-a-udl-framework-a-study-of-current-personnel-preparation-practices
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LaRon A Scott, Colleen A Thoma, Lauren Puglia, Peter Temple, Allison D'Aguilar
Young adults with intellectual disability (ID) continue to experience the least successful postschool outcomes among transition-aged youth ( Sanford et al., 2011 ). Experts disagree on the most effective approach to improve outcomes such as employment, postsecondary education, and community living. In 2015, the National Goals Conference brought together educational researchers to set an agenda to guide the field in terms of research, practice, and policy ( Thoma, Cain, & Walther-Thomas, 2015 ). One of their recommendations, based on promising research and practices, urged the field to identify effective personnel preparation and professional development practices that ensure general and special educators can implement a UDL framework ( Thoma, Cain, et al...
February 2017: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180146/-i-think-we-ve-got-too-many-tests-prenatal-providers-reflections-on-ethical-and-clinical-challenges-in-the-practice-integration-of-cell-free-dna-screening
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B L Gammon, S A Kraft, M Michie, M Allyse
BACKGROUND: The recent introduction of cell-free DNA-based non-invasive prenatal screening (cfDNA screening) into clinical practice was expected to revolutionize prenatal testing. cfDNA screening for fetal aneuploidy has demonstrated higher test sensitivity and specificity for some conditions than conventional serum screening and can be conducted early in the pregnancy. However, it is not clear whether and how clinical practices are assimilating this new type of testing into their informed consent and counselling processes...
July 2016: Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177418/evaluating-public-and-regulatory-acceptance-for-urban-soil-management-approaches
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John F Obrycki, Nicholas T Basta, Robyn S Wilson
Regulators ( = 14) and the public ( = 30) were surveyed to compare how they perceived contaminated soil management strategies, including bioavailability assessments, using a mental models approach. Both groups proposed similar soil contamination definitions and agreed laboratory tests were needed to identify contaminants. When responding to open-ended questions about management options, regulators emphasized the risk assessment process, whereas the public noted specific treatment options. The majority of the public (68%) and regulators (86%) were concerned about particular contaminants...
January 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173759/utilising-identifier-error-variation-in-linkage-of-large-administrative-data-sources
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Katie Harron, Gareth Hagger-Johnson, Ruth Gilbert, Harvey Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Linkage of administrative data sources often relies on probabilistic methods using a set of common identifiers (e.g. sex, date of birth, postcode). Variation in data quality on an individual or organisational level (e.g. by hospital) can result in clustering of identifier errors, violating the assumption of independence between identifiers required for traditional probabilistic match weight estimation. This potentially introduces selection bias to the resulting linked dataset...
February 7, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170100/vulnerable-narcissism-is-mostly-a-disorder-of-neuroticism
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Joshua D Miller, Donald R Lynam, Colin Vize, Michael Crowe, Chelsea Sleep, Jessica L Maples-Keller, Lauren R Few, W Keith Campbell
OBJECTIVE: Increasing attention has been paid to the distinction between the dimensions of narcissistic grandiosity and vulnerability. We examine the degree to which basic traits underlie vulnerable narcissism with a particular emphasis on the importance of neuroticism and agreeableness. METHODS: Across four samples (undergraduate, online community, clinical-community), we conduct dominance analyses to partition the variance predicted in vulnerable narcissism by the five-factor model personality domains...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167448/lessons-to-be-learned-from-a-contentious-challenge-to-mainstream-radiobiological-science-the-linear-no-threshold-theory-of-genetic-mutations
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Jan Beyea
There are both statistically valid and invalid reasons why scientists with differing default hypotheses can disagree in high-profile situations. Examples can be found in recent correspondence in this journal, which may offer lessons for resolving challenges to mainstream science, particularly when adherents of a minority view attempt to elevate the status of outlier studies and/or claim that self-interest explains the acceptance of the dominant theory. Edward J. Calabrese and I have been debating the historical origins of the linear no-threshold theory (LNT) of carcinogenesis and its use in the regulation of ionizing radiation...
February 4, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166886/observer-variability-in-posture-assessment-from-video-recordings-the-effect-of-partly-visible-periods
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Catherine Trask, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Mehdi Rostami, Marina Heiden
Observers rank partly visible postures on video frames differently than fully visible postures, but it's not clear if this is due to differences in observer perception. This study investigated the effect of posture visibility on between-observer variability in assessments of trunk and arm posture. Trained observers assessed trunk and arm postures from video recordings of 84 pulp mill shifts using a work sampling approach; postures were also categorized as 'fully' or 'partly' visible. Between-worker, between-day, and between-observer variance components and corresponding confidence intervals were calculated...
April 2017: Applied Ergonomics
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