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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550718/attachment-to-place-in-advanced-age-a-study-of-the-lilacs-nz-cohort
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Janine L Wiles, Anna Rolleston, Avinesh Pillai, Joanna Broad, Ruth Teh, Merryn Gott, Ngaire Kerse
An extensive body of research theorises that attachment to place is positively associated with health, particularly for older people. Building on this, we measure how indicators of attachment to place are associated with health for in people of advanced age in New Zealand. We use data from a cohort study (LiLACS NZ), which includes an indigenous Māori cohort aged 80-90 years and a non-Māori cohort aged 85 years from a mixed urban/rural region in New Zealand. Each cohort undertook a comprehensive interview and health assessment (n = 267 Māori and n = 404 non-Māori)...
May 4, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549945/validity-of-the-rheumatoid-arthritis-impact-of-disease-raid-score-and-definition-of-cut-off-points-for-disease-activity-states-in-a-population-based-european-cohort-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Fausto Salaffi, Marco Di Carlo, Jelena Vojinovic, Angela Tincani, Alberto Sulli, Stefano Soldano, Laura Andreoli, Francesca Dall'Ara, Ruxandra Ionescu, Katarina Simić Pašalić, Ineta Balčune, Iván Ferraz-Amaro, Malgorzata Tlustochowicz, Irena Butrimienė, Egle Punceviciene, Natalia Toroptsova, Simeon Grazio, Jadranka Morović-Vergles, Pavol Masaryk, Kati Otsa, Miguel Bernardes, Vladimira Boyadzhieva, Maurizio Cutolo
OBJECTIVES: To assess the validity of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease (RAID) for measuring disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to determine cut-off values for defining the disease activity states. METHODS: 622 RA patients from an European database have been included. Cross-validation was based on assessment of convergent and discriminant validity. Optimal cut-offs were determined against external criteria by calculating the respective 25(th) and 75(th) percentiles mean values of RAID...
May 23, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549648/characterization-of-long-term-gait-deficits-in-mouse-dmcao-using-the-catwalk-system
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E Caballero-Garrido, J C Pena-Philippides, Z Galochkina, E Erhardt, T Roitbak
Evaluation of functional outcome is widely used across species to assess the recovery process following various pathological conditions, including spinal cord injury, musculo-skeletal injury, mithochondrial disease, neuropathic cancer, Huntington's disease, chronic pain, cortical lesion, and olivocerebellar degeneration among others. The Stroke Therapy Academic Industry Roundtable (STAIR) recommends multiple endpoints for behavioral studies in pre-clinical stroke research, to demonstrate their clinical relevance...
May 23, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549274/mechanisms-and-risk-of-cumulative-impacts-to-coastal-ecosystem-services-an-expert-elicitation-approach
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Gerald G Singh, Jim Sinner, Joanne Ellis, Milind Kandlikar, Benjamin S Halpern, Terre Satterfield, Kai M A Chan
Coastal environments are some of the most populated on Earth, with greater pressures projected in the future. Managing coastal systems requires the consideration of multiple uses, which both benefit from and threaten multiple ecosystem services. Thus understanding the cumulative impacts of human activities on coastal ecosystem services would seem fundamental to management, yet there is no widely accepted approach for assessing these. This study trials an approach for understanding the cumulative impacts of anthropogenic change, focusing on Tasman and Golden Bays, New Zealand...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549247/individuals-with-clinically-significant-insomnia-symptoms-are-characterised-by-a-negative-sleep-related-expectancy-bias-results-from-a-cognitive-experimental-assessment
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Hannah Courtauld, Lies Notebaert, Bronwyn Milkins, Simon D Kyle, Patrick J F Clarke
Cognitive models of insomnia consistently suggest that negative expectations regarding the consequences of poor sleep contribute to the maintenance of insomnia. To date, however, no research has sought to determine whether insomnia is indeed characterised by such a negative sleep-related expectancy bias, using objective cognitive assessment tasks which are more immune to response biases than questionnaire assessments. Therefore, the current study employed a reaction-time task assessing biased expectations among a group with clinically significant insomnia symptoms (n = 30) and a low insomnia symptoms group (n = 40)...
May 17, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548542/a-systematic-review-of-the-impact-of-educational-programs-on-factors-that-affect-nurses-post-operative-pain-management-for-children
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Nahar AlReshidi, Tony Long, Angela Darvill
Despite extensive research in the international arena into pain and its management, there is, as yet, little research on the topic of pain in children in Saudi Arabia and in the Gulf countries generally. A systematic review was conducted to explore the impact of education programs on factors affecting paediatric nurses' postoperative pain management practice. This was done in order to advise the creation of an educational program for nurses in Saudi Arabia. Knowledge about pain, attitudes towards pain, beliefs about children's pain, perceptions of children's reports of pain, self-efficacy with regard to pain management, and perceptions of barriers to optimal practice were all considered to be relevant factors...
May 26, 2017: Compr Child Adolesc Nurs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548000/assessment-for-improving-the-performance-of-nicus-the-italian-experience
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Simone Fanelli, Antonello Zangrandi
This paper describes neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in Italy using a set of organizational variables identifying management profile. The correlations between variables, and how these are impacted by structural aspects of the department or hospital, are investigated. The research was conducted within the 5-year far-reaching and complex SONAR study run by the Italian Neonatal Network, which maps NICU, monitors outcomes of member centres, defines organizational models, and identifies best practices to improve care quality...
January 1, 2017: Health Services Management Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547567/effects-of-electron-acceptors-on-sulphate-reduction-activity-in-activated-sludge-processes
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Francisco Rubio-Rincón, Carlos Lopez-Vazquez, Laurens Welles, Tessa van den Brand, Ben Abbas, Mark van Loosdrecht, Damir Brdjanovic
The concentration of sulphate present in wastewater can vary from 10 to 500 mg SO4(2-)/L. During anaerobic conditions, sulphate is reduced to sulphide by sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB). Sulphide generation is undesired in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Previous research indicated that SRB are inhibited by the presence of electron acceptors (such as O2, NO3 and NO2). However, the contact times and concentrations used in those studies are by far higher than occur in WWTPs. Since sulphide can influence the biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal processes, this research aimed to understand how the different electron acceptors commonly present in biological nutrient removal (BNR) systems can affect the proliferation of SRB...
May 25, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546376/noninvasive-monitoring-of-oxygen-and-ventilation
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Craig D Smallwood, Brian K Walsh
Noninvasive monitoring of oxygenation and ventilation is an essential part of pediatric respiratory care. Carbon dioxide, gas exchange monitoring, transcutaneous monitoring, near-infrared spectroscopy, pulse oximetry, and electrical impedance tomography are examined. Although some of these technologies have been utilized for decades, incorporation into mechanical ventilators and recently developed methods may provide important clinical insights in a broader patient range. Less mature technologies (electrical impedance tomography and near-infrared spectroscopy) have been of particular interest, since they offer easy bedside application and potential for improved care of children with respiratory failure and other disorders...
June 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545585/a-systematic-review-of-left-ventricular-cardio-endoscopic-surgery
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REVIEW
Erdinc Soylu, Emaddin Kidher, Hutan Ashrafian, George Stavridis, Leanne Harling, Thanos Athanasiou
Better visualisation, accurate resection and avoidance of ventriculotomy associated with use of endoscopic devices during intracardiac surgery has led to increasing interest in their use. The possibility of combining a cardio-endoscopic technique with either minimally invasive or totally endoscopic cardiac surgery provides an incentive for its further development. Several devices have been used, however their uptake has been limited due to uncertainty around their impact on patient outcomes. A systematic review of the literature identified 34 studies, incorporating 54 subjects undergoing treatment of left ventricular tumours, thrombus or hypertrophic myocardium using a cardio-endoscopic technique...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545526/effective-implementation-of-the-uncrpd-by-thailand-state-party-challenges-and-potential-remedies
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Donruedee Srisuppaphon, Arnon Sriboonroj, Wachara Riewpaiboon, Viroj Tangcharoensathien
BACKGROUND: The Thai government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in 2008, and the first progress report by the State Party was issued in 2012. This study assesses and identifies gaps in the Government's implementation of the Convention. METHODS: Using the Deming Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle as an analytical framework for continuous quality improvement, we reviewed five documents which are: the 2012 State Party report; the list of issues by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; the 2015 replies to the list of issues by the Thai government; an alternative report produced by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs); and an alternative report produced by the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand...
May 25, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544500/non-communicable-diseases-and-hiv-care-and-treatment-models-of-integrated-service-delivery
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REVIEW
Malia Duffy, Bisola Ojikutu, Soa Andrian, Elaine Sohng, Thomas Minior, Lisa R Hirschhorn
OBJECTIVES: Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are a growing cause of morbidity in low-income countries including in people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Integration of NCD and HIV services can build upon experience with chronic care models from HIV programs. We describe models of NCD and HIV integration, challenges, and lessons learned. METHODS: Literature review of articles on integrated NCD and HIV programs in low-income countries and key informant interviews with leaders of identified integrated NCD and HIV programs...
May 24, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544481/matching-phenotypes-to-whole-genomes-lessons-learned-from-four-iterations-of-the-personal-genome-project-community-challenges
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Binghuang Cai, Biao Li, Nikki Kiga, Janita Thusberg, Timothy Bergquist, Yun-Ching Chen, Noushin Niknafs, Hannah Carter, Collin Tokheim, Violeta Beleva-Guthrie, Christopher Douville, Rohit Bhattacharya, Hui Ting Grace Yeo, Jean Fan, Sohini Sengupta, Dewey Kim, Melissa Cline, Tychele Turner, Mark Diekhans, Jan Zaucha, Lipika R Pal, Chen Cao, Chen-Hsin Yu, Yizhou Yin, Marco Carraro, Manuel Giollo, Carlo Ferrari, Emanuela Leonardi, Silvio C E Tosatto, Jason Bobe, Madeleine Ball, Roger Hoskins, Susanna Repo, George Church, Steven E Brenner, John Moult, Julian Gough, Mario Stanke, Rachel Karchin, Sean D Mooney
The advent of next generation sequencing has dramatically decreased the cost for whole genome sequencing and increased the viability for its application in research and clinical care. The Personal Genome Project (PGP) provides unrestricted access to genomes of individuals and their associated phenotypes. This resource enabled the Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI) to create a community challenge to assess the bioinformatics community's ability to predict traits from whole genomes. In CAGI PGP challenge, researchers were asked to predict whether an individual had a particular trait or profile based on their whole genome...
May 23, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544473/level-of-vascular-tie-and-its-effect-on-functional-outcome-two-years-after-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer
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Daniel Kverneng Hultberg, Ashkan A Afshar, Jörgen Rutegård, Marilyne Lange, Markku M Haapamäki, Peter Matthiessen, Martin Rutegård
AIM: Previous research indicates that high tie of the inferior mesenteric artery during anterior resection for rectal cancer might be associated with an increased risk of postoperative functional disturbances. The goal of this population-based retrospective cohort study was to further investigate that association. METHOD: Patients who underwent anterior resection for rectal cancer from April 2011-September 2012 were identified through the Swedish Colorectal Cancer Registry...
May 25, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544415/inertial-microfluidic-cell-stretcher-imcs-fully-automated-high-throughput-and-near-real-time-cell-mechanotyping
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Yanxiang Deng, Steven P Davis, Fan Yang, Kevin S Paulsen, Maneesh Kumar, Rebecca Sinnott DeVaux, Xianhui Wang, Douglas S Conklin, Assad Oberai, Jason I Herschkowitz, Aram J Chung
Mechanical biomarkers associated with cytoskeletal structures have been reported as powerful label-free cell state identifiers. In order to measure cell mechanical properties, traditional biophysical (e.g., atomic force microscopy, micropipette aspiration, optical stretchers) and microfluidic approaches were mainly employed; however, they critically suffer from low-throughput, low-sensitivity, and/or time-consuming and labor-intensive processes, not allowing techniques to be practically used for cell biology research applications...
May 23, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544169/recent-progress-of-first-principles-calculations-in-ch3nh3pbi3-perovskite-solar-cells
#16
Sining Yun, Xiao Zhou, Jacky Even, Anders Hagfeldt
Hybrid halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) exceeding 22% power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) have attracted considerable global attention due to the intrinsic nature of perovskite. Although we all know about that perovskite plays a significant role in the operation of PSCs, the fundamental theories associated with perovskite have not been resolved by the exponential increase in research effort. This raises questions about whether the first-principles calculations are sufficiently addressing the underlying issues in perovskite...
May 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543651/the-past-present-and-future-of-mexico-s-national-bioethics-commission
#17
Manuel Ruiz de Chavez, Aidee Orozco, Gustavo Olaiz
The establishment of Mexico's National Bioethics Commission (Comisión Nacional de Bioética), in 1992, was conceived within the context of a global movement aimed at raising awareness of the ethical implications of technological and scientific development, especially in biomedicine. In 2005, a new decree put the commission under the scope of the Secretariat of Health and granted it technical and operational autonomy, allowing it to become a regulatory agency aimed at promoting a culture of bioethics, encouraging reflection on human health, and developing guidelines for health care, research, and education, through a global, secular, and democratic perspective...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543599/optimization-of-screw-fixation-in-rat-bone-with-extracorporeal-shock-waves
#18
Marianne K E Koolen, Moyo C Kruyt, Amir A Zadpoor, F C Öner, Harrie Weinans, Olav P van der Jagt
Screw fixation in osteoporotic patients is becoming an increasing problem in orthopaedic surgery as deterioration of cortical and cancellous bone hamper biomechanical stability and screw fixation. This might result in delayed weight-bearing or failure of instrumentation. We hypothesized that local peri-operative shock wave treatment can optimize osseointegration and subsequent screw fixation. In eight female Wistar rats, two cancellous and two cortical bone screws were implanted in both femora and tibiae. Immediately after implantation, 3...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543359/impact-of-resident-involvement-in-outpatient-otolaryngology-procedures-an-analysis-of-17-647-cases
#19
Andrew B Baker, Adrian A Ong, Brendan P O'Connell, Alexander D Sokohl, William B Clinkscales, Ted A Meyer
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the impact of resident physician participation on postoperative outcomes in outpatient otolaryngologic surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried for outpatient otolaryngologic procedures performed on adult patients. Cases were analyzed with the following cohorts: attending with resident or attending without resident...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542712/histologic-scoring-indices-for-evaluation-of-disease-activity-in-ulcerative-colitis
#20
REVIEW
Mahmoud H Mosli, Claire E Parker, Sigrid A Nelson, Kenneth A Baker, John K MacDonald, G Y Zou, Brian G Feagan, Reena Khanna, Barrett G Levesque, Vipul Jairath
BACKGROUND: Disease activity can be determined using clinical, endoscopic or histologic criteria in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Persistent disease activity is associated with poor outcomes. Histologic disease activity has been shown to be associated with relapse, colectomy and colorectal cancer. The ability to objectively evaluate microscopic disease activity using histology is important for both clinical practice and clinical trials. However, the operating properties of the currently available histologic indices remain unclear...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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