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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535591/effect-of-water-stage-and-tree-stand-composition-on-spatiotemporal-differentiation-of-spring-water-chemistry-draining-carpathian-flysch-slopes-gorce-mts
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Michał Jasik, Stanisław Małek, Mirosław Żelazny
The purpose of this study was to identify the factors affecting spring water chemistry in different tree stands and to measure the influence of water stage on the physicochemical parameters of spring waters in a small Carpathian catchment. Water samples were collected three times per year at various stages of the water: after the spring thaw, after a period of heavy rain and after a dry period in 2011 and 2012. Water samples were left in the laboratory to reach room temperature (19-20°C) and analyzed for EC (reference T=25°C) and pH...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535558/evaluation-of-depression-in-subacute-low-back-pain-a-case-control-study
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Daniel Lopez-Lopez, Juan M Vilar-Fernandez, Cesar Calvo-Lobo, Marta E Losa-Iglesias, David Rodriguez-Sanz, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is the most common musculoskeletal disorder affecting the general population and it is believed to be associated with depression. OBJECTIVE: The study aim was to describe and compare the impact in a sample of people with subacute LBP (SLBP) and patients without LBP with normalized reference values in the light of the scores obtained with regard using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). STUDY DESIGN: This was a case-control study...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535546/cost-utility-analysis-of-lumbar-interlaminar-epidural-injections-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-central-spinal-stenosis-and-axial-or-discogenic-low-back-pain
#3
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Ramsin M Benyamin, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Cost utility or cost effective analysis continues to take center stage in the United States for defining and measuring the value of treatments in interventional pain management. Appropriate cost utility analysis has been performed for caudal epidural injections, percutaneous adhesiolysis, and spinal cord stimulation. However, the literature pertaining to lumbar interlaminar epidural injections is lacking, specifically in reference to cost utility analysis derived from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a pragmatic approach in a practical setting...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535503/determining-an-upper-reference-value-for-the-urinary-fluoride-creatinine-ratio-in-healthy-children-younger-than-7-years
#4
F Vida Zohoori, A Maguire
The urinary fluoride/creatinine ratio (UF/Cr) in a spot urine sample could be a useful systemic F exposure monitoring tool. No reference value for UF/Cr currently exists, therefore this study aimed to establish an upper reference value for a UF/Cr, corresponding to excessive systemic F exposure, i.e., >0.07 mg F/kg body weight (b.w.)/day, in children. Subsidiary aims were to examine the relationship between (i) total daily F intake (TDFI) and 24-h urinary F excretion (DUFE); (ii) DUFE and UF/Cr, and (iii) TDFI and UF/Cr...
May 24, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535296/metasra-normalized-human-sample-specific-metadata-for-the-sequence-read-archive
#5
Matthew N Bernstein, AnHai Doan, Colin N Dewey
Motivation: The NCBI's Sequence Read Archive (SRA) promises great biological insight if one could analyze the data in the aggregate; however, the data remain largely underutilized, in part, due to the poor structure of the metadata associated with each sample. The rules governing submissions to the SRA do not dictate a standardized set of terms that should be used to describe the biological samples from which the sequencing data are derived. As a result, the metadata include many synonyms, spelling variants, and references to outside sources of information...
May 23, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535073/paced-auditory-serial-addition-test-pasat-3-0%C3%A2-s-demographically-corrected-norms-for-the-portuguese-population
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Claudia Sofia Sousa, Mariana Rigueiro Neves, Ana Margarida Passos, Aristides Ferreira, Maria José Sá
The main goal of this study was to produce adjusted normative data for the Portuguese population on the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT 3.0 s), the version used in the Brief Repeatable Battery of Neuropsychological Tests developed by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The study included 326 community-dwelling individuals (199 women and 127 men) aged between 20 and 70 (mean = 40.33, SD = 14.40), who had educational backgrounds ranging from 4 to 23 years of schooling (mean = 12...
May 23, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534733/acute-acoustic-trauma-among-soldiers-during-an-intense-combat
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Noam Yehudai, Nir Fink, Manor Shpriz, Tal Marom
BACKGROUND: During military actions, soldiers are constantly exposed to various forms of potentially harmful noises. Acute acoustic trauma (AAT) results from an impact, unexpected intense noise ≥140 dB, which generates a high-energy sound wave that can damage the auditory system. PURPOSE: We sought to characterize AAT injuries among military personnel during operation "Protective Edge," to analyze the effectiveness of hearing protection devices (HPDs), and to evaluate the benefit of steroid treatment in early-diagnosed AAT injury...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534466/validation-of-a-method-for-the-determination-of-balenine-ophidine-in-whale
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Stig Valdersnes, Anita Birkenes, Livar Froyland
<p>The aim of this study was to develop and validate a method for the determination of balenine/ophidine (hereafter referred to as “balenine”) in whale extracts and muscle samples from Balaenoptera acutorostrata. Further, the goal was to evaluate the method's applicability for the determination of other histidine-containing dipeptides (HCDs): anserine and carnosine and their amino acids π-methylhistidine, τ-methylhistidine, histidine, and β-alanine. For balenine, the LOD and LOQ were found to be 0...
May 22, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534448/the-use-of-escherichia-coli-total-antigens-as-a-complementary-approach-to-address-seropositivity-to-leishmania-antigens-in-canine-leishmaniosis
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Carla Lima, João Rodrigo Mesquita, Hugo Brancal, Thomas Vahlenkamp, Ana Rafaela Teixeira, Luís Cardoso, Célia Amorim, Nuno Santarém, Anabela Cordeiro DA Silva
Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is a major veterinary concern and a public health issue. Serological data are essential for disease management. Several antigens used in serological assays have specificity related problems preventing relevant seropositivity values establishment. Herein we report significant seropositivity level disparity in a study cohort with 384 dogs from eight countries, for antigens traditionally used in CanL - soluble promastigote Leishmania antigens (SPLA) and K39 recombinant protein (rK39): 43·8 and 2·9% for SPLA and rK39, respectively...
May 23, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534354/the-value-of-stereotactic-vacuum-assisted-breast-biopsy-in-the-investigation-of-microcalcifications-a-six-year-experience-with-853-patients
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Panagiotis M Safioleas, Dimitra Koulocheri, Nikolaos Michalopoulos, Paraskevi Liacou, Ioannis Flessas, Afroditi Nonni, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, George C Zografos
PURPOSE: Vacuum Assisted Breast Biopsy (VABB) is a minimal invasive technique, in the diagnostic approach for non palpable lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and accuracy of VABB in the investigation of breast microcalcifications, a significant mammographic sign of early breast cancer. The rate of histological underestimation and the false negative rate were assessed based on the follow up data and the histological examination of the surgical specimens. METHODS: From January 2005 to November 2011, 853 women with mammographically detected microcalcifications, classified as BI-RADS 3-5, were referred to our Breast Unit for evaluation...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534335/-consistency-analysis-between-preoperative-ct-enterography-and-intraoperative-findings-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-crohn-s-disease
#11
Jianbo Yang, Jianfeng Gong, Yi Li, Lili Gu, Weiming Zhu, Jieshou Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of preoperative CT enterography (CTE) on obstruction, fistula and abscess formation compared to intraoperative findings in patients undergoing surgery for Crohn's disease(CD), aiming to provide reference to clinical practice. METHODS: Preoperative CTE data of 176 CD patients confirmed by clinic, endoscopy, imaging, operation and pathology at the Department of General Surgery in Nanjing Jinling Hospital from January 2013 to December 2015 were enrolled in retrospective cohort study...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534182/imaging-children-suffering-from-lymphoma-an-evaluation-of-different-18-f-fdg-pet-mri-protocols-compared-to-whole-body-dw-mri
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Julian Kirchner, Cornelius Deuschl, Bernd Schweiger, Ken Herrmann, Michael Forsting, Christian Buchbender, Gerald Antoch, Lale Umutlu
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to evaluate and compare the diagnostic potential of different PET/MRI reading protocols, entailing non-enhanced / contrast-enhanced and diffusion-weighted (18)F-FDG PET/MR imaging and whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI for lesion detection and determination of the tumor stage in pediatric lymphoma patients. METHODS: A total of 28 (18)F-FDG PET/MRI datasets were included for analysis of four different reading protocols: (1) PET/MRI utilizing sole unenhanced T2w and T1w imaging, (2) PET/MRI utilizing additional contrast enhanced sequences, (3) PET/MR imaging utilizing unenhanced, contrast enhanced and DW imaging or (4) WB-DW-MRI...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533683/new-standardized-nursing-cooperation-workflow-to-reduce-stroke-thrombolysis-delays-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#13
Yan Zhou, Zhuojun Xu, Jiali Liao, Fangming Feng, Lai Men, Li Xu, Yanan He, Gang Li
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the effectiveness of a new standardized nursing cooperation workflow in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) to reduce stroke thrombolysis delays. PATIENTS AND METHODS: AIS patients receiving conventional thrombolysis treatment from March to September 2015 were included in the control group, referred to as T0. The intervention group, referred to as T1 group, consisted of AIS patients receiving a new standardized nursing cooperation workflow for intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) at the emergency department of Shanghai East Hospital (Shanghai, People's Republic of China) from October 2015 to March 2016...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532994/johne-s-disease-in-the-eyes-of-irish-cattle-farmers-a-qualitative-narrative-research-approach-to-understanding-implications-for-disease-management
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Conor G McAloon, Áine Macken-Walsh, Lisa Moran, Paul Whyte, Simon J More, Luke O'Grady, Michael L Doherty
Bovine Johne's Disease (JD) is a disease characterised by chronic granulomatous enteritis which manifests clinically as a protein-losing enteropathy causing diarrhoea, hypoproteinaemia, emaciation and, eventually death. Some research exists to suggest that the aetiologic pathogen Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis may pose a zoonotic risk. Nationally coordinated control programmes have been introduced in many of the major milk producing countries across the world. However, JD is challenging to control in infected herds owing to limitations of diagnostic tests and the long incubation period of the disease...
June 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532786/fluxomic-evidence-for-impaired-contribution-of-short-chain-acyl-coa-dehydrogenase-to-mitochondrial-palmitate-%C3%AE-oxidation-in-symptomatic-patients-with-acads-gene-susceptibility-variants
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Anne-Frédérique Dessein, Monique Fontaine, Marie Joncquel Chevalier Curt, Gilbert Briand, Claire Sechter, Karine Mention-Mulliez, Dries Dobbelaere, Claire Douillard, Arnaud Lacour, Isabelle Redonnet-Vernhet, Delphine Lamireau, Magalie Barth, Marie-Christine Minot-Myhié, Alice Kuster, Pascale de Lonlay, Niels Gregersen, Cécile Acquaviva, Christine Vianey-Saban, Joseph Vamecq
BACKGROUND: Despite ACADS (acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, short-chain) gene susceptibility variants (c.511C>T and c.625G>A) are considered to be non-pathogenic, encoded proteins are known to exhibit altered kinetics. Whether or not, they might affect overall fatty acid β-oxidation still remains, however, unclear. METHODS: De novo biosynthesis of acylcarnitines by whole blood samples incubated with deuterated palmitate (16-(2)H3,15-(2)H2-palmitate) is suitable as a fluxomic exploration to distinguish between normal and disrupted β-oxidation, abnormal profiles and ratios of acylcarnitines with different chain-lengths being indicative of the site for enzymatic blockade...
May 19, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532737/decision-making-process-related-to-treatment-and-management-in-korean-women-with-breast-cancer-finding-the-right-individualized-healthcare-trajectory
#16
Kkotbong Kim, Jinhyang Yang
BACKGROUND: After being diagnosed with breast cancer, women must make a number of decisions about their treatment and management. When the decision-making process among breast cancer patients is ineffective, it results in harm to their health. Little is known about the decision-making process of breast cancer patients during the entire course of treatment and management. OBJECTIVES: We investigated women with breast cancer to explore the decision-making processes related to treatment and management...
June 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532542/-threshold-segmentation-of-pulmonary-subsolid-nodules-on-ct-images-%C3%A2-detection-and-quantification-of-the-solid-component
#17
Wensong Zheng, Qing Wang, Ying Wang, Fangfang Guo, Xinyue Wang, Tielian Yu
BACKGROUND: The detection and quantification of solid components in pulmonary subsolid nodules (SSN) are of vital importance on differential diagnosis, pathological speculation and prognosis prediction. However, no objective and wide-accepted criterion has been built up to now. The purpose of this study is to explore the optimal threshold that can be used for the detection and quantification of solid components in SSNs by using threshold segmentation method on computed tomography (CT) images...
May 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532533/glycaemic-index-and-glycaemic-load-values-of-commonly-consumed-foods-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#18
Ayesha S Al Dhaheri, C Jeyakumar K Henry, Maysm N Mohamad, Eric O Ohuma, Leila Cheikh Ismail, Fatima T Al Meqbaali, Amjad H Jarrar
Glycaemic index (GI) and glycaemic load (GL) values of some commonly consumed foods in the United Arab Emirates were determined with an aim of adding these values to the existing international table of GI and GL values. In all, eighteen test foods categorised into breads (n 5), entrée dishes (n 3), main dishes (n 5) and sweet dishes (n 5) were tested. For each test food, at least fifteen healthy participants consumed 25 or 50 g available carbohydrate portions of a reference food (glucose), which was tested three times, and a test food after an overnight fast, was tested once, on separate occasions...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532224/comparing-clinical-outcomes-of-a-pharmacist-managed-diabetes-clinic-to-usual-physician-based-care
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Jordan L Schultz, Kathleen E Horner, Deanna L McDanel, Michelle L Miller, Randi L Beranek, Ryan B Jacobsen, Nichole J Sly, Aaron C Miller, Lisa A Mascardo
BACKGROUND: This study analyzed the impact of a pharmacist-managed diabetes clinic on clinical outcomes compared to usual care received from primary care providers (PCPs). This comparison may more definitively demonstrate the value of pharmacist management of chronic disease states. METHODS: Retrospective observational cohort study conducted in patients referred to a pharmacist-managed pharmacotherapy (PT) clinic from July 2009 to October 2014. RESULTS: For the primary outcome, the absolute change in A1c during the usual care phase was +1...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531643/lipid-based-nutrient-supplements-containing-vitamins-and-minerals-attenuate-renal-electrolyte-loss-in-hiv-aids-patients-starting-antiretroviral-therapy-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-zambia
#20
D Munkombwe, T L Muungo, C Michelo, P Kelly, S Chirwa, S Filteau
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Advanced HIV infection combined with undernutrition and antiretroviral therapy (ART) places HIV/AIDS patients at high risk of electrolyte abnormalities and increased morbidity and mortality. Here, in a sub-study of a large published randomized trial, we evaluated if nutritional supplements will help curtail renal electrolyte loss in HIV/AIDS patients starting ART. METHODS: 130 malnourished HIV-positive patients referred for ART received lipid-based nutrient supplements alone (LNS, n = 63) or together with vitamins and minerals (LNS-VM, n = 67)...
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
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