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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786921/room-temperature-ferroelectricity-in-an-organic-cocrystal
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Adam J Matzger, Ren A Wiscons, Nagula Rajesh Goud, Joshua T Damron
Ferroelectric materials exhibit switchable remanent polarization due to reversible symmetry breaking under an applied electric field. Previous research has leveraged temperature-induced neutral-ionic transitions in charge-transfer (CT) cocrystals to access ferroelectrics that operate through displacement of molecules under an applied field. However, displacive ferroelectric behavior is rare in organic CT cocrystals and achieving a Curie temperature (TC) above ambient has been elusive. Here a cocrystal between acenaphthene and 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane is presented that shows switchable remanent polarization at room temperature (TC = 68°C)...
May 22, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786590/hepatitis-c-and-human-rights-comparison-of-legal-experience-of-ukraine-and-georgia
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Iryna Y Senyuta
A comparative legal research of human rights provision in Ukraine and Georgia, in the aspect of combating viral HCV, was conducted. Ukrainian advocacy experience and Georgian strategic litigation experience with regard to human rights and HCV was analyzed. Key international instruments, which lay the conceptual foundations as well as outline the measures, which are directed at human rights in patient care provision and fighting viral hepatitis, were elucidated. Attention was paid to the Global health sector strategy...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786502/best-practices-for-financial-sustainability-of-healthy-food-service-guidelines-in-hospital-cafeterias
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Stephanie Jilcott Pitts, Brittany Schwartz, John Graham, Amy Lowry Warnock, Angelo Mojica, Erin Marziale, Diane Harris
In February and March 2017 we examined barriers and facilitators to financial sustainability of healthy food service guidelines and synthesized best practices for financial sustainability in retail operations. We conducted qualitative, in-depth interviews with 8 hospital food service directors to learn more about barriers and facilitators to financial sustainability of healthy food service guidelines in retail food service operations. Analysts organized themes around headers in the interview guide and also made note of emerging themes not in the original guide...
May 17, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786050/diagnostic-performance-of-intestinal-fusobacterium-nucleatum-in-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Bo-Jian Peng, Chuang-Yu Cao, Wei Li, Yong-Jian Zhou, Yuan Zhang, Yu-Qiang Nie, Yan-Wen Cao, Yu-Yuan Li
Background: Increasing evidence has supported the link of intestinal Fusobacterium nucleatum infection to colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the value of F. nucleatum as a biomarker in CRC detection has not been fully defined. In order to reduce the random error and bias of individual research, this meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of intestinal F. nucleatum in CRC patients and provide evidence-based data to clinical practice. Methods: An article search was performed from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases up to December 2017, using the following key words: "Fusobacterium nucleatum", "Fusobacterium spp...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786047/establishment-of-a-quantitative-medical-technology-evaluation-system-and-indicators-within-medical-institutions
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Suo-Wei Wu, Tong Chen, Qi Pan, Liang-Yu Wei, Qin Wang, Chao Li, Jing-Chen Song, Ji Luo
Background: The development and application of medical technologies reflect the medical quality and clinical capacity of a hospital. It is also an effective approach in upgrading medical service and core competitiveness among medical institutions. This study aimed to build a quantitative medical technology evaluation system through questionnaire survey within medical institutions to perform an assessment to medical technologies more objectively and accurately, and promote the management of medical quality technologies and ensure the medical safety of various operations among the hospitals...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785975/utility-of-otoacoustic-emissions-and-olivocochlear-reflex-in-predicting-vulnerability-to-noise-induced-inner-ear-damage
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Sarantis Blioskas, Miltiadis Tsalighopoulos, George Psillas, Konstantinos Markou
Aim: The aim of the present study was to explore the possible utility of otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and efferent system strength to determine vulnerability to noise exposure in a clinical setting. Materials and Methods: The study group comprised 344 volunteers who had just begun mandatory basic training as Hellenic Corps Officers Military Academy cadets. Pure-tone audiograms were obtained on both ears. Participants were also subjected to diagnostic transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs)...
May 2018: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785939/exploring-an-integrative-patient-tailored-complementary-medicine-approach-for-chemotherapy-induced-taste-disorders
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Eran Ben-Arye, Ilana Doweck, Elad Schiff, Noah Samuels
CONTEXT: Chemotherapy-induced taste disorder (CITD) is a common adverse effect among patients with cancer, with no effective known treatment. OBJECTIVES: Exploring the impact of a patient-tailored complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) treatment program on CITD-related severity. DESIGN: Prospective study on patients' chart. SETTING: Integrative oncology program operating within the Clalit Healthcare Oncology Service in northern Israel...
April 22, 2018: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785902/milk-microrna-146a-as-a-potential-biomarker-in-bovine-tuberculosis
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Marco Iannaccone, Gianfranco Cosenza, Alfredo Pauciullo, Francesca Garofalo, Yolande T Proroga, Federico Capuano, Rosanna Capparelli
In this research communication we exploited the potential use of milk microRNAs (miRs) as biomarkers for bovine tuberculosis (bTB). bTB is a zoonotic disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis which affects animal health, influencing herd economic sustainability. Diagnosis is based on skin delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction and quantification of interferon gamma but both techniques are influenced by several confounding factors. Thus, new methods for early diagnosis are required. In this context, microRNAs have been used as promising biomarkers for both infectious and non-infectious diseases...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785854/high-k-gate-dielectrics-for-emerging-flexible-and-stretchable-electronics
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Binghao Wang, Wei Huang, Lifeng Chi, Mohammed Al-Hashimi, Tobin J Marks, Antonio Facchetti
Recent advances in flexible and stretchable electronics (FSE), a technology diverging from the conventional rigid silicon technology, have stimulated fundamental scientific and technological research efforts. FSE aims at enabling disruptive applications such as flexible displays, wearable sensors, printed RFID tags on packaging, electronics on skin/organs, and Internet-of-things as well as possibly reducing the cost of electronic device fabrication. Thus, the key materials components of electronics, the semiconductor, the dielectric, and the conductor as well as the passive (substrate, planarization, passivation, and encapsulation layers) must exhibit electrical performance and mechanical properties compatible with FSE components and products...
May 22, 2018: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785807/renewal-during-functional-communication-training
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Valdeep Saini, William E Sullivan, Emily L Baxter, Nicole M DeRosa, Henry S Roane
Functional communication training (FCT) is one of the most commonly prescribed interventions for the treatment of severe destructive behavior exhibited by individuals with intellectual disabilities. Although highly effective, FCT has been shown to fail in some cases when treatment is introduced into the child's typical environment. Basic and translational research on renewal provides a model for studying the relapse of destructive behavior following successful response to treatment in clinic settings using FCT...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785607/green-certification-e-commerce-and-low-carbon-economy-for-international-tourist-hotels
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Long-Fei Chen
Increasing population and over-consumption are placing unprecedented demands on agriculture and natural resources. The Earth is suffering from global warning and environmental destruction while our agricultural systems are concurrently degrading land, water, biodiversity, and climate on a global scale. For a sustainable future, green certification, e-commerce, and environment education can boost low-carbon economy with decreasing carbon emissions, but very few researches address them for the hotel industry...
May 22, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785461/clinical-significance-of-appendiceal-diverticulum-a-significant-marker-for-appendiceal-neoplasia-in-australian-patients
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Daniel Leonard Chan, Christopher Lim, Arsalan Bakhtiar, Matthew Khoury, Michelle Smigelski, Dean Yeh, Praveen Ravindran
INTRODUCTION: Diverticula of the appendix (DA) have a reported incidence of up to 2.1%. They are primarily detected incidentally, through imaging and intraoperative or histologic diagnosis. This study's objective was to examine the prevalence of DA, and its relationship with inflammation and neoplasia, as well as review the literature with respect to clinical outcomes and ability to identify DA preoperatively. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective search of all patients undergoing an appendicectomy for right lower quadrant pain at a single institution between 2004 and 2017 was conducted...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785354/geographical-variation-in-colour-of-female-threespine-stickleback-gasterosteus-aculeatus
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Connor M French, Travis Ingram, Daniel I Bolnick
The ecological multifunctionality of colour often results in multiple selective pressures operating on a single trait. Most research on colour evolution focuses on males because they are the most conspicuous sex in most species. This bias can limit inferences about the ecological drivers of colour evolution. For example, little is known about population divergence in colour of female threespine stickleback ( Gasterosteus aculeatus ), which is among the most intensively-studied model vertebrates in evolution, ecology, and behaviour...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785204/using-digital-health-to-enable-ethical-health-research-in-conflict-and-other-humanitarian-settings
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REVIEW
Eric D Perakslis
Conducting research in a humanitarian setting requires quantifiable quality measures to ensure ethical study conduct. Digital health technologies are proven to improve research study quality and efficacy via automated data collection, improvement of data reliability, fidelity and resilience and by improved data provenance and traceability. Additionally, digital health methodologies can improve patient identity, patient privacy, study transparency, data sharing, competent informed consent, and the confidentiality and security of humanitarian operations...
2018: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784840/oxidative-stress-and-first-line-antituberculosis-drug-induced-hepatotoxicity
#15
Wing Wai Yew, Kwok Chiu Chang, Denise P Chan
Hepatotoxicity induced by antituberculosis drugs is a serious adverse reaction with significant morbidity and even rarely mortality. This form of toxicity potentially impacts the treatment outcome of tuberculosis in some patients. Confining to first-line antituberculosis drugs, this review addresses whether and how oxidative stress, and more broadly, disturbance in redox homeostasis alongside mitochondrial dysfunction, may contribute to the hepatotoxicity induced by them. Risk factors for such toxicity that have been identified, in addition to genetic factors, principally include old age, malnutrition, alcoholism, chronic hepatitis C and chronic hepatitis B infection, HIV infection and pre-existing liver disease...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784607/telestroke-adoption-among-community-hospitals-in-north-carolina-a-cross-sectional-study
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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/29784455/incidence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-30-day-post-operative-venous-thromboembolism-a-nsqip-pediatric-analysis
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Jennifer J Ahn, Paul A Merguerian, Margarett Shnorhavorian
INTRO: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a rare event in children, but can cause significant morbidity and mortality. The majority of research on pediatric VTE has been in the trauma and critical care populations. The incidence of VTE after surgery in children is not well-established. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the incidence of VTE in the 30 days after surgery, as well as associated risk factors. STUDY DESIGN: All cases in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric (NSQIPP) database from 2012 to 2015 were assessed for presence of post-operative VTE...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784263/tertiary-care-referrals-for-fractures-in-children
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Jennifer K Marsh, David J Murray, Anshuman Sharma, Kavya Narayana Reddy, Alyssa Naes
PURPOSE: With limited local access to pediatric subspecialty care outside major metropolitan areas, tertiary care hospitals treat many children originally seen at outside facilities for relatively brief but urgent surgical procedures. This referral-based care imposes significant financial and psychological stress on the families. DESIGN: Prospective, survey methodology was used. METHODS: Families of children aged 0-18 years admitted to the St...
June 2018: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784157/recording-and-viewing-stereoscopic-ophthalmic-surgical-videos-with-smartphones
#19
Samuel M Philbrick, Darrell E Baskin
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether stereoscopic footage of cataract surgery could be captured with smartphones and to develop a procedure for editing and viewing the footage. The authors sought to measure whether subjectively convincing stereo footage could be captured with smartphones, whether it would be possible to sync this footage for stereoscopic viewing, and whether these tasks could easily be performed at lower cost than commercially available options. DESIGN: Brief research report...
June 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783686/routing-protocols-for-underwater-wireless-sensor-networks-taxonomy-research-challenges-routing-strategies-and-future-directions
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Anwar Khan, Ihsan Ali, Abdullah Ghani, Nawsher Khan, Mohammed Alsaqer, Atiq Ur Rahman, Hasan Mahmood
Recent research in underwater wireless sensor networks (UWSNs) has gained the attention of researchers in academia and industry for a number of applications. They include disaster and earthquake prediction, water quality and environment monitoring, leakage and mine detection, military surveillance and underwater navigation. However, the aquatic medium is associated with a number of limitations and challenges: long multipath delay, high interference and noise, harsh environment, low bandwidth and limited battery life of the sensor nodes...
May 18, 2018: Sensors
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