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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230800/mutilating-procedures-management-practices-and-housing-conditions-that-may-affect-the-welfare-of-farm-animals-implications-for-welfare-research
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Rebecca E Nordquist, Franz Josef van der Staay, Frank J C M van Eerdenburg, Francisca C Velkers, Lisa Fijn, Saskia S Arndt
A number of mutilating procedures, such as dehorning in cattle and goats and beak trimming in laying hens, are common in farm animal husbandry systems in an attempt to prevent or solve problems, such as injuries from horns or feather pecking. These procedures and other practices, such as early maternal separation, overcrowding, and barren housing conditions, raise concerns about animal welfare. Efforts to ensure or improve animal welfare involve adapting the animal to its environment, i.e., by selective breeding (e...
February 21, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228344/emergency-department-return-visits-within-a-large-geographic-area
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Mimi Truong, Garth Meckler, Quynh H Doan
BACKGROUND: Return visits to the emergency department (RTED) contribute to overcrowding and may be a quality of care indicator. Previous studies focused on factors predicting returns to and from the same center. Little is known about RTEDs across a range of community and specialty hospitals within a large geographic area. OBJECTIVE: We sought to measure the frequency of pediatric RTEDs and describe their directional pattern across centers in a large catchment area...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222109/ppd-induced-monocyte-mitochondrial-damage-is-associated-with-a-protective-effect-to-develop-tuberculosis-in-bcg-vaccinated-individuals-a-cohort-study
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Diana Marín, Nancy Marín, Helena Del Corral, Lucelly López, María Elena Ramirez-Agudelo, Carlos A Rojas, María P Arbeláez, Luis F García, Mauricio Rojas
INTRODUCTION: The mechanisms of mononuclear phagocyte death have been associated with the permissiveness and resistance to mycobacterial replication, but it remains unknown whether or not they help predict the risk of developing TB. OBJECTIVE: To describe the factors associated with the induction of monocyte mitochondrial and membrane damage in response to PPD as well as determine if this type of damage might predict the susceptibility of developing active tuberculosis in a cohort of household contacts (HHCs) from Medellin, Colombia from 2005 to 2008...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208351/effects-of-burstiness-on-the-air-transportation-system
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Hidetaka Ito, Katsuhiro Nishinari
The effects of burstiness in complex networks have received considerable attention. In particular, the effects on temporal distance and delays in the air transportation system are significant owing to their huge impact on our society. Therefore, in this paper, the temporal distance of empirical U.S. flight schedule data is compared with that of regularized data without burstiness to analyze the effects of burstiness. The temporal distance is calculated by a graph analysis method considering flight delays, missed connections, flight cancellations, and congestion...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207783/patient-experience-with-outpatient-encounters-at-public-hospitals-in-shanghai-examining-different-aspects-of-physician-services-and-implications-of-overcrowding
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Yuhua Bao, Guanrong Fan, Dongdong Zou, Tong Wang, Di Xue
BACKGROUND: Over 90% of outpatient care in China was delivered at public hospitals, making outpatient experience in this setting an important aspect of quality of care. OBJECTIVE: To assess outpatient experience with different aspects of physician services at China's public hospitals and its association with overcrowding of the hospital outpatient departments. RESEARCH DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a large survey of outpatient experience in Shanghai, China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207411/reporting-altered-test-results-in-hemolyzed-samples-is-the-cure-worse-than-the-disease
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Giuseppe Lippi, Gianfranco Cervellin, Mario Plebani
The management of laboratory data in unsuitable (hemolyzed) samples remains an almost unresolved dilemma. Whether or not laboratory test results obtained by measuring unsuitable specimens should be made available to the clinicians has been the matter of fierce debates over the past decades. Recently, an intriguing alternative to suppressing test results and recollecting the specimen has been put forward, entailing the definition and implementation of specific algorithms that would finally allow reporting a preanalytically altered laboratory value within a specific comment about its uncertainty of measurement...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183038/supplementary-feeding-and-endoparasites-in-threatened-avian-scavengers-coprologic-evidence-from-red-kites-in-their-wintering-stronghold
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Guillermo Blanco, Jesús Cardells, María M Garijo-Toledo
Many obligate and facultative avian scavengers are increasingly dependent on food provided in supplementary feeding stations (SFS), which are managed for the conservation of these species. Deliberate feeding can influence disease-related host demography and population dynamics through physiological changes and density-dependent parasite acquisition and transmission, but information on this threat to avian scavengers is scarce. Due to their effects on host aggregation and density, we hypothesised that the predictability and concentration of food in SFS can exacerbate parasite infection...
February 6, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179148/status-of-tuberculosis-services-in-indian-prisons
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Banuru Muralidhara Prasad, Bhadri Thapa, Sarabjit Singh Chadha, Anand Das, Entoor Ramachandra Babu, Subrat Mohanty, Sripriya Pandurangan, Jamhoih Tonsing
INTRODUCTION: Prisons are known to be a high risk environment for tuberculosis (TB) due to overcrowding, low levels of nutrition, poor infection control and lack of accessible healthcare services. India has nearly 1400 prisons housing 0.37 million inmates. However, information on, availability of diagnostic and treatment services for TB in the prison settings is limited. This study examined the availability of TB services in prisons of India. Simultaneously, prison inmates were screened for tuberculosis...
February 4, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173891/early-life-risk-exposure-and-stunting-in-urban-south-african-2-year-old-children
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W Slemming, J Kagura, H Saloojee, L M Richter
Stunting is a measure of overall nutritional status and is a major public health concern because of its association with child mortality and morbidity and later adult performance. This study examined the effects of pregnancy events, birth characteristics and infant risk exposure on stunting at age 2 years. The study, established in 1990 in Soweto, an urban South African township, included 1098 mother-infant pairs enroled in the Birth to Twenty Plus longitudinal birth cohort study. In total, 22% of children were stunted at age 2 years, with males at greater risk than females [24...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173740/emergency-department-redirection-to-primary-care-a-prospective-evaluation-of-practice
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James A Bentley, Shobhan Thakore, William Morrison, Weijie Wang
Background and aim Non-urgent Emergency Department presentations contribute to overcrowding, which can adversely affect patient care. Redirecting patients to a more appropriate service is an option to help address this. We conducted a prospective evaluation of a major Scottish hospital's Emergency Department redirection policy to assess its safety. Methods and results Over two months, 620 patients triggered senior assessment for redirection with 444 (72%) redirected to primary care. Information on presentation was collected with subsequent management and outcome of redirection provided by the patient's general practitioner...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164140/epidemiology-of-pediatric-burns-and-future-prevention-strategies-a-study-of-475-patients-from-a-high-volume-burn-center-in-north-india
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Amol Dhopte, V K Tiwari, Pankaj Patel, Rahul Bamal
BACKGROUND: Pediatric burns have a long-term social impact. This is more apparent in a developing country such as India, where their incidence and morbidity are high. The aim of this study was to provide recent prospective epidemiological data on pediatric burns in India and to suggest future preventive strategies. METHODS: Children up to 18 years old admitted to the Department of Burns, Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, between January and December 2014 were included in the study...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161461/infectious-disease-exposures-and-outbreaks-at-a-south-african-neonatal-unit-with-review-of-neonatal-outbreak-epidemiology-in-africa
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A Dramowski, M Aucamp, A Bekker, S Mehtar
BACKGROUND: Hospitalized neonates are vulnerable to infection, with pathogen exposures occurring in utero, intrapartum, and postnatally. African neonatal units are at high risk of outbreaks owing to overcrowding, understaffing, and shared equipment. METHODS: Neonatal outbreaks attended by the paediatric infectious diseases and infection prevention (IP) teams at Tygerberg Children's Hospital, Cape Town (May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2016) are described, and the pathogens, outbreak size, mortality, source, and outbreak control measures are reported...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151752/influences-on-emergency-department-length-of-stay-for-older-people
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Maryann Street, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Debra Berry, Anthony Cross, Julie Considine
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the influences on emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS) for older people and develop a predictive model for an ED LOS more than 4 h. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used organizational data linkage at the patient level from a major Australian health service. The study population was aged 65 years or older, attending an ED during the 2013/2014 financial year. We developed and internally validated a clinical prediction rule...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148258/health-facility-and-skilled-birth-deliveries-among-poor-women-with-jamkesmas-health-insurance-in-indonesia-a-mixed-methods-study
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Mohamad I Brooks, Hasbullah Thabrany, Matthew P Fox, Veronika J Wirtz, Frank G Feeley, Lora L Sabin
BACKGROUND: The growing momentum for quality and affordable health care for all has given rise to the recent global universal health coverage (UHC) movement. As part of Indonesia's strategy to achieve the goal of UHC, large investments have been made to increase health access for the poor, resulting in the implementation of various health insurance schemes targeted towards the poor and near-poor, including the Jamkesmas program. In the backdrop of Indonesia's aspiration to reach UHC is the high rate of maternal mortality that disproportionally affects poor women...
February 2, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139312/impact-of-an-emergency-short-stay-unit-on-emergency-department-performance-of-poisoned-patients
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Michael A Downes, James K Balshaw, Tracy M Muscat, Nicole Ritchie, Geoffrey K Isbister
OBJECTIVES: This was a before and after study which sought to assess the impact of opening an ED short stay unit (ESSU) on the ED performance of poisoned patients. METHODS: Data was collected from two groups of adult patients presenting to an ED with a tertiary referral inpatient Toxicology unit from the 2009 and 2012 calendar years, to assess the impact of the ESSU. The toxicology unit clinical database and hospital electronic medical records were interrogated for demographic, clinical and hospital flow details of presentations...
January 26, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127988/staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-colonization-among-hiv-infected-adults-in-botswana-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Michael J A Reid, Andrew P Steenhoff, Naledi Mannathoko, Charles Muthoga, Erin McHugh, Eric L Brown, Rebecca S B Fischer
We sought to determine the clinical and epidemiologic determinants of Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in HIV-infected individuals at two outpatient centers in southern Botswana. Standard microbiologic techniques were used to identify S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). In a sample of 404 HIV-infected adults, prevalence of S. aureus nasal carriage was 36.9% (n = 152) and was associated with domestic overcrowding and lower CD4 cell count. MRSA prevalence was low (n = 13, 3.2%), but more common among individuals with asthma and eczema...
January 27, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116056/hopes-and-challenges-for-giant-panda-conservation-under-climate-change-in-the-qinling-mountains-of-china
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Minghao Gong, Tianpei Guan, Meng Hou, Gang Liu, Tianyuan Zhou
One way that climate change will impact animal distributions is by altering habitat suitability and habitat fragmentation. Understanding the impacts of climate change on currently threatened species is of immediate importance because complex conservation planning will be required. Here, we mapped changes to the distribution, suitability, and fragmentation of giant panda habitat under climate change and quantified the direction and elevation of habitat shift and fragmentation patterns. These data were used to develop a series of new conservation strategies for the giant panda...
January 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115419/parental-separation-in-childhood-and-adult-smoking-in-the-1958-british-birth-cohort
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Sarah E Martindale, Rebecca E Lacey
BACKGROUND: Parental separation or divorce is a known risk factor for poorer adult health. One mechanism may operate through the uptake of risky health behaviours, such as smoking. This study investigated the association between parental separation and adult smoking in a large British birth cohort and also examined potential socioeconomic, relational and psychosocial mediators. Differences by gender and timing of parental separation were also assessed. METHODS: Multiply imputed data on 11 375 participants of the National Child Development Study (the 1958 British birth cohort) were used...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108139/emergency-department-waiting-room-nurse-role-a-key-informant-perspective
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Innes Kelli, Jackson Debra, Plummer Virginia, Elliott Doug
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments have become overcrowded with increased waiting times. Strategies to decrease waiting times include time-based key performance indicators and introduction of a waiting room nurse role. The aim of the waiting room nurse role is to expedite care by assessing and managing patients in the waiting room. There is limited literature examining this role. METHODS: This paper presents results of semi-structured interviews with five key informants to explore why and how the waiting room nurse role was implemented in Australian emergency departments...
January 17, 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092787/perfect-1-jch-resolved-hsqc-efficient-measurement-of-one-bond-proton-carbon-coupling-constants-along-the-indirect-dimension
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N Marcó, A A Souza, P Nolis, R R Gil, T Parella
A versatile (1)JCH-resolved HSQC pulse scheme for the speedy, accurate and automated determination of one-bond proton-carbon coupling constants is reported. The implementation of a perfectBIRD element allows a straightforward measurement from the clean doublets obtained along the highly resolved F1 dimension, even for each individual (1)JCHa and (1)JCHb in diastereotopic HaCHb methylene groups. Real-time homodecoupling during acquisition and other alternatives to minimize accidental signal overlapping in overcrowded spectra are also discussed...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
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