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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334524/leveraging-linkage-of-cohort-studies-with-administrative-claims-data-to-identify-individuals-with-cancer
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Mackenzie R Bronson, Nirav S Kapadia, Andrea M Austin, Qianfei Wang, Diane Feskanich, Julie P W Bynum, Francine Grodstein, Anna N A Tosteson
BACKGROUND: In an effort to overcome quality and cost constraints inherent in population-based research, diverse data sources are increasingly being combined. In this paper, we describe the performance of a Medicare claims-based incident cancer identification algorithm in comparison with observational cohort data from the Nurses' Health Study (NHS). METHODS: NHS-Medicare linked participants' claims data were analyzed using 4 versions of a cancer identification algorithm across 3 cancer sites (breast, colorectal, and lung)...
January 12, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334343/breast-milk-iodine-concentrations-and-iodine-levels-of-infants-according-to-the-iodine-status-of-the-country-of-residence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pantea Nazeri, Ali Kabir, Hosein Dalili, Parvin Mirmiran, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND: Iodine, an essential micronutrient, plays a critical role in normal growth and development, especially during the first two years of life. This systematic review and meta-analysis is among the first to evaluate breast-milk iodine concentrations and infant iodine status in countries characterized by iodine sufficiency or deficiency. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, and other relevant databases, as well as reference lists of previous reviews, were searched for relevant studies published between 1986 and 2016...
January 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334043/a-tribute-to-james-parkinson
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André Parent
Exactly 200 years ago, the London surgeon-apothecary James Parkinson (1755-1824) published a 66-page-long booklet entitled An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, which contains the first clear clinical description of the shaking palsy or paralysis agitans, which we now refer to as Parkinson's disease. However, the value of this essay was not fully recognized during Parkinson's lifetime, which spanned the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars. James Parkinson was one of the most singular figures of his time and place...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333786/the-added-value-of-the-lateral-chest-radiograph-for-diagnosing-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Michalle Soudack, Semion Plotkin, Aviva Ben-Shlush, Lisa Raviv-Zilka, Jeffrey M Jacobson, Michael Benacon, Arie Augarten
BACKGROUND: Opinions differ as to the need of a lateral radiograph for diagnosing community acquired pneumonia in children referred to the emergency department. A lateral radiograph increases the ionizing radiation burden but at the same time may improve specificity and sensitivity in this population. OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of the frontal and lateral chest radiographs compared to frontal view stand-alone images for the management of children with suspected community acquired pneumonia seen in a pediatric emergency department...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333773/-influence-of-positional-relationship-between-the-long-axis-of-the-mandibular-anterior-teeth-and-the-alveolar-bone-on-the-treatment-design-of-dental-implants
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Yu Tiantian, Pu Bishuang, Liu Jin, Xia Yulan, Wang Gang, Lan Jing
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at investigating and measuring the positional relationship between the long axis of the mandibular anterior teeth and the alveolar bone using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to provide reference data for implant treatment. METHODS: From the CBCT image database, 150 cases of radiographic data were selected according to the inclusion criteria and then were divided into six groups: males' mandibular central incisors, males' mandibular lateral incisors, males' mandibular canines, females' mandibular central incisors, females' mandibular lateral incisors, and females' mandibular canines...
December 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333668/a-photonumeric-scale-for-the-assessment-of-atrophic-facial-photodamage
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J Ayer, A Ahmed, E Duncan-Parry, P Beck, T W Griffiths, R E B Watson, C E M Griffiths
BACKGROUND: Photonumeric scales have consistently shown superiority over descriptive equivalents. They have the advantage of providing a consistent visual frame of reference by minimising variability in perception and subjectivity. A photonumeric scale to assess hypertrophic facial photodamage already exists. However, there is currently no objective measure for atrophic facial photodamage. To address this, we have devised a nine-point photonumeric standardised scale. OBJECTIVES: To design, test and validate a photonumeric scale for the assessment of atrophic facial photodamage against a descriptive scale for the same indication...
January 15, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333610/clinical-features-and-treatment-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-across-the-asia-pacific-region-the-go-asia-initiative
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W-K Chan, S Treeprasertsuk, K Imajo, A Nakajima, Y Seki, K Kasama, S Kakizaki, J-G Fan, M J Song, S K Yoon, Y-Y Dan, L Lesmana, K-Y Ho, K-L Goh, V W-S Wong
BACKGROUND: The Gut and Obesity Asia (GO ASIA) workgroup was formed to study the relationships between obesity and gastrointestinal diseases in the Asia Pacific region. AIM: To study factors associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and advanced fibrosis, and medical treatment of biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients. METHODS: Retrospective study of biopsy-proven NAFLD patients from centres in the GO ASIA Workgroup...
January 14, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333563/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-activity-in-adipose-tissue-isolation-and-gene-expression-profile-of-distinct-sub-population-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Mehdi Najar, Emerence Crompot, Leo A van Grunsven, Laurent Dollé, Laurence Lagneaux
Thanks to their relative abundance and easier collection, adipose tissue (AT) is considered an alternative source for the isolation of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). MSCs have great therapeutic values and are thus under investigations for several clinical indications such as regenerative medicine and immunomodulation. In this work, we aimed to identify, isolate and characterize AT-MSCs based on their aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity known to be a classical feature of stem cells. FACS technology allowed to isolate two different populations of AT-MSCs according to their ALDH activity (referred as ALDH+ and ALDH-)...
January 15, 2018: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333463/characteristics-of-smoothing-filters-to-achieve-the-guideline-recommended-positron-emission-tomography-image-without-harmonization
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Yuji Tsutsui, Shinichi Awamoto, Kazuhiko Himuro, Yoshiyuki Umezu, Shingo Baba, Masayuki Sasaki
Objectives: The aim of this study is to examine the effect of different smoothing filters on the image quality and SUVmax to achieve the guideline recommended positron emission tomography (PET) image without harmonization. Methods: We used a Biograph mCT PET scanner. A National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) body phantom was filled with 18F solution with a background activity of 2.65 kBq/mL and a sphere-to-background ratio of 4...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333044/antiplasmodial-activity-of-isolated-polyphenols-from-alectryon-serratus-leaves-against-3d7-plasmodium-falciparum
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Uswatun Khasanah, Aty WidyaWaruyanti, Achmad Fuad Hafid, Mulyadi Tanjung
Background: Alectryon serratus was selected from a screening program devoted to search naturally occurring antimalarial compound from plants in Alas Purwo National Park, Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia. The previous studies showed that ethanol extract of A. serratus leaves contains some polyphenol compounds. Objective: This study was designed to isolate and investigate antiplasmodial activity of polyphenol compounds. Material and Methods: The ethanol extract of A...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332830/novel-approach-in-k0-naa-for-highly-concentrated-ree-samples
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M Abdollahi Neisiani, M Latifi, J Chaouki, C Chilian
The present paper presents a new approach for k0-NAA for accurate quantification with short turnaround analysis times for rare earth elements (REEs) in high content mineral matrices. REE k0 and Q0 values, spectral interferences and nuclear interferences were experimentally evaluated and improved with Alfa Aesar Specpure Plasma Standard 1000mgkg-1 mono-rare earth solutions. The new iterative gamma-ray self-attenuation and neutron self-shielding methods were investigated with powder standards prepared from 100mg of 99...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332812/thrombodynamics-a-new-global-coagulation-test-measurement-of-heparin-efficiency
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Elena I Sinauridze, Tatiana A Vuimo, Ivan D Tarandovskiy, Ruzanna A Ovsepyan, Stepan S Surov, Natalia G Korotina, Ilya I Serebriyskiy, Maxim M Lutsenko, Alexander L Sokolov, Fazoil I Ataullakhanov
The actual coagulation status may be reliably measured using only highly sensitive global functional tests; however, they are not numerous and all of them have disadvantages. Thrombodynamics (TD), a novel global coagulation test, is sensitive to hypo- and hypercoagulable states. The main properties of this test were investigated, and its capabilities for hemostasis analysis were verified through pharmacodynamic monitoring of the most widely used anticoagulants, heparins. The anticoagulant effects in the plasma of donors (n = 20) and patients after hip replacement (n = 20) spiked with unfractionated heparin or enoxaparin were measured in vitro to eliminate the influence of pharmacokinetic factors...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332800/acidity-of-substituted-cathinones-studied-by-capillary-electrophoresis-using-the-standard-and-fast-alternative-approaches
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Michał Woźniakiewicz, Paweł Mateusz Nowak, Małgorzata Gołąb, Piotr Adamowicz, Maria Kała, Paweł Kościelniak
Cathinone derivatives are notorious but still weakly characterized molecules, known mainly as components of the designer and illicit drugs. The knowledge on their acidity is scarce and incomplete, therefore, we decided to determine the pKa values for six of them: 2-methylmethcathinone, 3-methylmethcathinone, 4-methylmethcathinone, α-pyrrolidinovalerophenone, methylenedioxypyrovalerone and ephedrone. For that purpose we employed capillary electrophoresis, which is known for its accurateness in comparison to other analytical techniques...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332798/supported-carbon-dots-serve-as-high-performance-adsorbent-for-the-retention-of-trace-cadmium
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Yi-Kun Li, Ting Yang, Ming-Li Chen, Jian-Hua Wang
Carbon dots were prepared via a one-pot hydrothermal route, and a new solid-phase extraction (SPE) adsorbent was developed by immobilizing the carbon dots on the microcarrier cytopore, shortly termed as C-dots@cytopore. The C-dots@cytopore composites were characterized by means of FT-IR, SEM, XPS and fluorescence spectrometry. The performance of the composites for the adsorption of heavy metals was thoroughly evaluated by using cadmium as a model. The binding of cadmium on C-dots@cytopore fits Langmuir adsorption, and the adsorption dynamic follows pseudo-second-order adsorption kinetics model...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332738/body-composition-estimation-in-children-and-adolescents-by-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
João Antônio Chula de Castro, Tiago Rodrigues de Lima, Diego Augusto Santos Silva
BACKGROUND: Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) has commonly been used to assess the body composition of children and adolescents. BIA validation studies have found distinct correlation values with reference methods. OBJECTIVES: To assess the reproducibility, correlation and mean differences in body composition estimated by BIA and reference methods, we systematically reviewed the literature in the pediatric population. METHOD: The search for articles was conducted in March 2016 and was limited to articles published from 2005 to 2015 in the PubMed, Embase, EBSCO, Web of Science, Scopus and SciELO databases...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332694/score-based-procedures-for-the-calculation-of-forensic-likelihood-ratios-scores-should-take-account-of-both-similarity-and-typicality
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Geoffrey Stewart Morrison, Ewald Enzinger
Score based procedures for the calculation of forensic likelihood ratios are popular across different branches of forensic science. They have two stages, first a function or model which takes measured features from known-source and questioned-source pairs as input and calculates scores as output, then a subsequent model which converts scores to likelihood ratios. We demonstrate that scores which are purely measures of similarity are not appropriate for calculating forensically interpretable likelihood ratios...
January 2018: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332693/ink-dating-part-ii-interpretation-of-results-in-a-legal-perspective
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Agnès Koenig, Céline Weyermann
The development of an ink dating method requires an important investment of resources in order to step from the monitoring of ink ageing on paper to the determination of the actual age of a questioned ink entry. This article aimed at developing and evaluating the potential of three interpretation models to date ink entries in a legal perspective: (1) the threshold model comparing analytical results to tabulated values in order to determine the maximal possible age of an ink entry, (2) the trend tests that focusing on the "ageing status" of an ink entry, and (3) the likelihood ratio calculation comparing the probabilities to observe the results under at least two alternative hypotheses...
January 2018: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332423/first-experiences-with-a-wearable-multisensor-in-an-outpatient-glucose-monitoring-study-part-i-the-users-view
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Andreas Caduff, Mattia Zanon, Pavel Zakharov, Martin Mueller, Mark Talary, Achim Krebs, Werner A Stahel, Marc Donath
BACKGROUND: Extensive past work showed that noninvasive continuous glucose monitoring with a wearable Multisensor device worn on the upper arm provides useful information about glucose trends to improve diabetes therapy in controlled and semicontrolled conditions. METHODS: To test previous findings also in uncontrolled in-clinic and outpatient conditions, a long-term study has been conducted to collect Multisensor and reference glucose data in a population of 20 type 1 diabetes subjects...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332204/supplementing-living-kidney-transplantees-medical-records-with-donor-and-recipient-narratives
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Anne Hambro Alnæs
Norway provides total social welfare coverage for organ transplantations, including free immunosuppressive medication and prepaid life-long follow up for both recipients and donors. Despite these benefits the proportion of living kidney donors (LKD) has in recent years declined from around 40% (2011) of all kidney transplantations to 24% (2016). This study suggests harnessing patient- and donor-narratives as a tool for addressing the current fall in donation rates. The hospital records of 18 recipient/donor dyads were compared with patient and donor accounts elicited in semi-structured interviews...
January 13, 2018: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331737/hematology-reference-intervals-for-neonatal-holstein-calves
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Nikolaos Panousis, Nektarios Siachos, Georgios Kitkas, Emmanouil Kalaitzakis, Maria Kritsepi-Konstantinou, Georgios E Valergakis
Data regarding hematologic reference intervals (RI) for neonatal calves have not been published yet. The aims of this study were: a) to establish hematology RIs for neonatal Holstein calves, b) to compare them with the RIs for lactating cows, and c) to investigate the relationship of age and gender with the hematologic profile of calves. Two-hundred and fifty-four clinically healthy Holstein calves (1-9days old, from 30 farms) and 82 healthy Holstein cows (between 30 and 150days in milk, from 10 farms) were blood sampled once for a complete blood count evaluation, using the ADVIA 120 hematology analyzer...
January 9, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
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