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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785559/childbirth-after-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Hazel B Nichols, Chelsea Anderson, Kathryn J Ruddy, Kristin Z Black, Barbara Luke, Stephanie M Engel, Jennifer E Mersereau
PURPOSE: Annually, > 45,000 US women are diagnosed with cancer during adolescence and young adulthood (AYA). Since 2006, national guidelines have recommended fertility counseling for cancer patients. We examined childbirth after AYA cancer by calendar period, cancer diagnosis, and maternal characteristics. METHODS: We identified a cohort of women with an incident invasive AYA cancer diagnosis at ages 15-39 during 2000-2013 in North Carolina. Cancer records were linked with statewide birth certificates through 2014...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784607/telestroke-adoption-among-community-hospitals-in-north-carolina-a-cross-sectional-study
#2
Christopher M Shea, Amir Alishahi Tabriz, Kea Turner, Steve North, Kristin L Reiter
OBJECTIVE: This study identifies community and hospital characteristics associated with adoption of telestroke among acute care hospitals in North Carolina (NC). METHODS: Our sample included 107 hospitals located in NC. Our analytic dataset included variables from the American Hospital Association (AHA) annual survey, AHA Health IT supplement, Healthcare Cost Report Information System, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER online database. We supplemented our secondary sources with data on telestroke adoption and market-level variables developed for NC...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782037/multiloculated-solitary-unicameral-bone-cyst-in-a-young-dog
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Sarah C Roode, Heather R Shive, Willemijn Hoorntje, Jennifer Bernard, Devorah M Stowe, Roy R Pool, Carol B Grindem
A 20-month-old female spayed Staffordshire Terrier (22.3 kg) presented to the Orthopedic Surgery Service at North Carolina State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for evaluation of a 6-week history of toe-touching to nonweight-bearing lameness in the right hind limb. Radiographs of the right stifle revealed a multiloculated lytic lesion of the distal femur, with a large open lytic zone centrally, numerous osseous septations peripherally, and focal areas of cortical thinning and loss. An aspirate of the right distal femoral lesion yielded mildly cloudy serosanguineous fluid...
May 21, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781456/how-can-a-personal-connection-build-confidence-in-your-graduate-nursing-journey
#4
Grace Tueffel
I wrapped my bright yellow stethoscope around my neck, pockets heavy with essential nursing tools and my clipboard clenched in my right hand. It was my first shift off orientation on the bone marrow transplantation unit at a teaching hospital in North Carolina. As I listened to the change-of-shift report, I felt my nerves on edge. I repeated "be the best nurse you can be" over and over in my head as I did my best to keep calm on that first day. That is what I remember from the first day and now, a few months later, I can reflect on what I learned and what "be the best nurse you can be" means to me...
June 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780733/the-effect-of-expiration-date-on-mechanical-properties-of-resin-composites
#5
Joseph Sabbagh, Fidele Nabbout, Edgard Jabbour, Gaetane Leloup
Objective: The aim of this in vitro study is to evaluate the effect of expiration date on some mechanical properties of resin composites after controlled storage of syringes and compules in a refrigerator at 4°C. Materials and Methods: Specimens were tested at 7 days after storage in distilled water at room temperature. The investigated properties are the static modulus of elasticity, the flexural strength, and the Vickers microhardness. Same batches of restorative materials were examined at baseline (at least 1 year before their expiration date) and 1 year after they expired...
March 2018: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780445/a-comparison-of-simulated-and-field-derived-leaf-area-index-lai-and-canopy-height-values-from-four-forest-complexes-in-the-southeastern-usa
#6
John S Iiames, Ellen Cooter, Donna Schwede, Jimmy Williams
Vegetative leaf area is a critical input to models that simulate human and ecosystem exposure to atmospheric pollutants. Leaf area index (LAI) can be measured in the field or numerically simulated, but all contain some inherent uncertainty that is passed to the exposure assessments that use them. LAI estimates for minimally managed or natural forest stands can be particularly difficult to develop as a result of interspecies competition, age and spatial distribution. Satellite-based LAI estimates hold promise for retrospective analyses, but we must continue to rely on numerical models for alternative management analysis...
2018: Forests
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771865/repeat-hiv-testing-by-transmission-risk-group-and-rurality-of-residence-in-north-carolina
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Rachael M Billock, Erika Samoff, Anna B Cope, Lynne A Sampson, Christopher B Hurt, Kimberly A Powers
BACKGROUND: Understanding of repeat HIV testing (RHT) is limited and the impact of rural residence as a potential barrier to RHT is unknown. Rural populations are of particular interest in the Southeastern United States because of their disproportionate HIV burden. METHODS: We used HIV surveillance data from publicly funded HIV testing sites in North Carolina (NC) to assess repeat testing by transmission risk group and residential rurality in a retrospective cohort study...
May 1, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771344/prevalence-of-rickettsia-species-rickettsiales-rickettsiaceae-in-dermacentor-variabilis-ticks-acari-ixodidae-in-north-carolina
#8
Madhavi L Kakumanu, Loganathan Ponnusamy, Haley Sutton, Steven R Meshnick, William L Nicholson, Charles S Apperson
The American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say), is a vector of spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae, including Rickettsia rickettsii the causative organism of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). In North Carolina, SFG rickettsioses (including RMSF) are a leading cause of tick-borne illness. Knowledge of the infection rate and geographic distribution of D. variabilis ticks infected with Rickettsia spp. provides information on the spatial distribution of public health risk. Accordingly, we extracted genomic DNA from adult D...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767402/connecting-refugees-to-medical-homes-through-multi-sector-collaboration
#9
Lemaat Michael, Alexandra K Brady, Greg Russell, Scott D Rhodes, Shahla Namak, Laura Cody, Andrea Vasquez, Andrea Caldwell, Jennifer Foy, Julie M Linton
As increasing numbers of refugees have resettled globally, an interdisciplinary group of stakeholders in Forsyth, North Carolina, recognized obstacles preventing coordinated medical care, which inspired the development of our Refugee Health Collaborative. This study assessed the Collaborative's impact on access to coordinated care within patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). A Collaborative-developed novel algorithm guided the process by which refugees establish care in PCMHs. All refugees who established medical care in the two primary health systems in our county (n = 285) were included...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762649/residential-racial-isolation-and-spatial-patterning-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-durham-north-carolina
#10
Mercedes A Bravo, Rebecca Anthopolos, Rachel T Kimbro, Marie Lynn Miranda
Neighborhood characteristics such as racial segregation may be associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus, but studies have not examined these relationships using spatial models appropriate for geographically patterned health outcomes. We construct a local, spatial index of racial isolation (RI) for blacks, which measures the extent to which blacks are exposed to only one another, to estimate associations of diabetes with RI and examine how RI relates to spatial patterning in diabetes. We obtained 2007-2011 electronic health records from the Duke Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761235/characteristics-of-sports-and-recreation-related-emergency-department-visits-among-school-age-children-and-youth-in-north-carolina-2010-2014
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Katherine J Harmon, Scott K Proescholdbell, Johna Register-Mihalik, David B Richardson, Anna E Waller, Stephen W Marshall
BACKGROUND: Sports and recreational activities are an important cause of injury among children and youth, with sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) being of particular concern given the developing brain. This paper reports the characteristics of sport and recreation-related (SR) emergency department (ED) visits among school-age children and youth in a statewide population. METHODS: This study included all injury-related visits made to all North Carolina 24/7 acute-care civilian hospital-affiliated EDs by school-age youth, 5-18 years of age, during 2010-2014 (N = 918,662)...
May 15, 2018: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759054/successfully-navigating-multiple-electronic-health-records-when-using-telepsychiatry-the-nc-step-experience
#12
Sy Atezaz Saeed
Telepsychiatry is a viable option for providing psychiatric care to those who are currently underserved or who lack access to services, but barriers to its widespread utilization remain. Use of different electronic health record systems (EHRs) by various health care systems is one such barrier. Utilization of different EHRs makes it difficult for providers to review patient data and to document clinical encounters. This column describes a Web portal developed by the North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program that connects participating hospital emergency departments and remote psychiatric providers, allowing them to share secure electronic health information regarding patient encounters across different EHRs...
May 15, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758859/food-web-contaminant-dynamics-of-a-large-atlantic-slope-river-implications-for-common-and-imperiled-species
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Tiffany N Penland, Casey A Grieshaber, Thomas J Kwak, W Gregory Cope, Ryan J Heise, Forrest W Sessions
Persistent and bioaccumulative contaminants often reach concentrations that threaten aquatic life by causing alterations in organism behavior and development, disruption of biological processes, reproductive abnormalities, and mortality. The objectives of this research were to determine the aquatic food web structure and trophic transfer and accumulation of contaminants within a riverine ecosystem and identify potential stressors to the health of an imperiled fish, the robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) and other species of conservation concern in a large Atlantic Slope (USA) river...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757504/a-comparison-of-the-nzi-horse-pal-%C3%A2-and-bite-lite-%C3%A2-h-traps-and-selected-baits-for-the-collection-of-adult-tabanidae-in-florida-and-north-carolina
#14
Daniel L Kline, Jerome A Hogsette, Donald A Rutz
Despite the veterinary and medical importance of horse flies, deer flies, and yellow flies, only a few trap types have been evaluated to monitor adult population dynamics. Currently, three trap types are being utilized (H-trap, Horse Pal® (HP), and Nzi trap), but no head-to-head comparisons have been reported. Thus, we conducted comparative trapping studies in Florida and North Carolina. At two study sites in Florida, the efficacy of all three trap types was compared, but only the H-trap and HP were compared in North Carolina...
June 2018: Journal of Vector Ecology: Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751137/transferring-and-calibrating-safety-performance-functions-among-multiple-states
#15
Ahmed Farid, Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Jaeyoung Lee
Safety performance functions (SPFs), statistical regression models, by predicting traffic crash counts by crash type, severity and facility type, aid traffic engineers in the process of identifying high frequency crash locations. Developing SPFs requires the collection and processing of traffic, crash, road design and other characteristics' data. Jurisdictional agencies may choose not to develop their own SPFs and cut back on their resources by adopting SPFs provided by the national Highway Safety Manual (HSM)...
May 8, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748895/genomic-selection-of-agronomic-traits-in-hybrid-rice-using-an-ncii-population
#16
Yang Xu, Xin Wang, Xiaowen Ding, Xingfei Zheng, Zefeng Yang, Chenwu Xu, Zhongli Hu
BACKGROUND: Hybrid breeding is an effective tool to improve yield in rice, while parental selection remains the key and difficult issue. Genomic selection (GS) provides opportunities to predict the performance of hybrids before phenotypes are measured. However, the application of GS is influenced by several genetic and statistical factors. Here, we used a rice North Carolina II (NC II) population constructed by crossing 115 rice varieties with five male sterile lines as a model to evaluate effects of statistical methods, heritability, marker density and training population size on prediction for hybrid performance...
May 10, 2018: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746453/access-to-syringe-services-programs-kentucky-north-carolina-and-west-virginia-2013-2017
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Danae Bixler, Greg Corby-Lee, Scott Proescholdbell, Tina Ramirez, Michael E Kilkenny, Matt LaRocco, Robert Childs, Michael R Brumage, Angela D Settle, Eyasu H Teshale, Alice Asher
The Appalachian region of the United States is experiencing a large increase in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections related to injection drug use (IDU) (1). Syringe services programs (SSPs) providing sufficient access to safe injection equipment can reduce hepatitis C transmission by 56%; combined SSPs and medication-assisted treatment can reduce transmission by 74% (2). However, access to SSPs has been limited in the United States, especially in rural areas and southern and midwestern states (3). This report describes the expansion of SSPs in Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia during 2013-August 1, 2017...
May 11, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740734/syringe-decriminalization-advocacy-in-red-states-lessons-from-the-north-carolina-harm-reduction-coalition
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David H Cloud, Tessie Castillo, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Manisha Dubey, Robert Childs
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Syringe access programs (SAPs) are cornerstone harm reduction interventions for combatting the national opioid epidemic. The goal of this paper is to describe effective advocacy strategies for enacting syringe decriminalization legislation to foster the expansion of SAPs in high-need areas amidst political opposition. RECENT FINDINGS: Decades or research shows that SAPs prevent the transmission of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID) and are a cost-effective tool for linking PWID to medical care, health education, and social services...
May 8, 2018: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735630/running-the-numbers-county-level-dynamics-of-heroin-mortality-in-north-carolina
#19
Alexander H Gunn, Bryce Bartlett, Grace Feng, Matthew Gayed, Katie Kanter, Erica Onuoha, Madeline Thornton, Andrew Muzyk, Nicole Schramm-Sapyta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735629/harm-reduction-strategies-for-the-opiod-crisis
#20
Tessie Castillo
In order to reduce disease transmission and overdose death resulting from the opioid crisis, North Carolina has recently adopted several harm reduction programs, including community based naloxone distribution and syringe exchange. Additionally, discussions are taking place about safe injection facilities as a way to further reduce the harm of opioids.
May 2018: North Carolina Medical Journal
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