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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329467/unna-boot-central-gauze-technique-for-chronic-venous-leg-ulcers
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Anne L Gao, Justin G Cole, William V Stoecker
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers generally take manyweeks to heal. Novel therapies that shorten healingtime and require less complex care are needed. PURPOSE: The purpose of this report is to presenta pilot study for a new method that can result ina faster healing time for venous leg ulcers usinginexpensive materials. METHODS: A central-gauzeprotocol was developed as described here. A three-ply gauze sponge was placed in the center of theulcer, allowing a peripheral 3-5 mm rim of ulcer toremain exposed...
January 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329460/model-based-comparison-of-the-normal-and-fontan-circulatory-systems-part-iii
#2
Raymond L Watrous, Alvin J Chin
BACKGROUND: For patients with the Fontan circulatory arrangement, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition, guanylate cyclase activation, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibition, and endothelin receptor antagonism have so far resulted in little or no improvement in [Formula: see text] or peak cardiac index (CI), suggesting that our understanding of the factors that most impact the exercise hemodynamics is incomplete. METHODS: To facilitate comparisons with clinical reports of the exercise performance of preadolescent Fontan patients, we rescaled our previously reported computational models of a two-year-old normal child and similarly aged Fontan patient, extended our Fontan model to capture the nonlinear relationship between flow and resistance quantified from previous computational fluid dynamic analyses of the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC), and added respiration as well as skeletal muscle contraction...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329431/an-analytical-method-for-groundwater-inflow-into-a-drained-circular-tunnel
#3
Kai Su, Yafeng Zhou, Hegao Wu, Changzheng Shi, Li Zhou
Groundwater inflow estimation is essential for the design and construction of tunnel and the assessment of the environmental impacts. Analytical solutions used in current engineering practice do not adequately account for the effect of the excavation-induced drawdown, which leads to significant change in pore water pressure distribution and reductions of the water level beyond tunnel. Based on the numerical analysis results, this article proposes semianalytical method to predict the height of lowered water level and groundwater tunnel inflow...
March 22, 2017: Ground Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328817/retrospective-analysis-of-the-overt-proteinuria-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-the-treatment-of-modified-shenzhuo-formula-for-2-years
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Hongdong Chen, Jing Guo, Xuemin Zhao, Xinhui He, Zhongchen He, Linhua Zhao, Xiaolin Tong
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the 2-year effectiveness of modified Shenzhuo formula in the treatment of overt proteinuria diabetic kidney disease (DKD).Patients diagnosed with type 2 DKD in the clinical research database of Prof Xiaolin Tong (>20,000 data points) with >1-year follow-up were screened for this study. Patients' demographic data, chief complaint, present illness, past history, allergic history, personal history, family history, test results, tongue images, pulse information, and prescription information at 1, 1...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328681/predictors-of-mortality-following-emergency-general-surgery-an-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-risk-calculator
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Ivy N Haskins, Patrick J Maluso, Mary E Schroeder, Richard L Amdur, Khashayar Vaziri, Samir Agarwal, Babak Sarani
BACKGROUND: The complex nature of current morbidity and mortality predictor models do not lend themselves to clinical application at the bedside of patients undergoing emergency general surgery (EGS). Our aim was to develop a simplified risk calculator for prediction of early postoperative mortality following EGS. STUDY DESIGN: EGS cases other than appendectomy and cholecystectomy were identified within the American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database from 2005-2014...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328641/a-formula-for-planning-and-predicting-postoperative-mammoplasty-results
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Mary G Smithson, Sherry S Collawn, Mina S Mousa, Carly M Bramel
PURPOSE: For women with macromastia, reduction mammoplasty is a safe and effective solution to increasing quality of life through alleviating pain and improving aesthetics. This study developed a way to combine a surgeon's view of breast measurement (volume) with a patient's view of breast measurement (distance between nipple and notch, inframammary fold, or midline) to provide patients with a better understanding of expected surgical outcomes after breast reduction with a medial superior pedicle...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328637/estimating-implant-volume-and-mastectomy-specimen-volume-by-measuring-breast-volume-with-a-3-dimensional-scanner
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Hiroki Utsunomiya, Taro Kusano, Nobuhiro Sato, Shinya Yoshimoto
OBJECTIVES: Conventional 2-stage expander-implant breast reconstruction is frequently performed. However, direct to implant reconstruction should be considered if indicated and if circumstances allow. One difficulty in breast reconstruction postmastectomy is selection of the appropriate implant size prior to surgery. The ability to estimate implant volume and mastectomy-specimen volume from the preoperative breast volume using a 3-dimensional (3D) scanner would greatly facilitate reconstruction...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328529/evaluation-of-vitamin-d-prophylaxis-in-3-36-month-old-infants-and-children
#8
Alper Ozcan, Mustafa Kendirci, Meda Kondolot, Fatih Kardas, Leyla Akın
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (VD) deficiency (VDD) is still a population-based health problem that affects people at different ages. The aim of this study was to evaluate VD prophylaxis for the prevention of VDD in (3-36)-month-old infants and children. METHODS: Infants and children aged between 3 and 36 months, with different etiologies, admitted to outpatient and inpatient clinics from October 2010 to October 2011 at the Children's Hospital of Erciyes University, were enrolled for the study...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328527/on-the-conditional-power-in-survival-time-analysis-considering-cure-fractions
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Andreas Kuehnapfel, Fabian Schwarzenberger, Markus Scholz
Conditional power of survival endpoints at interim analyses can support decisions on continuing a trial or stopping it for futility. When a cure fraction becomes apparent, conditional power cannot be calculated accurately using simple survival models, e.g. the exponential model. Non-mixture models consider such cure fractions. In this paper, we derive conditional power functions for non-mixture models, namely the non-mixture exponential, the non-mixture Weibull, and the non-mixture Gamma models. Formulae were implemented in the R package CP...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328253/a-comprehensive-index-for-predicting-risk-of-anemia-from-patients-diagnoses
#10
Matthew G Tuck, Farrokh Alemi, John F Shortle, Sanj Avramovic, Charles Hesdorffer
This article demonstrates how time-dependent, interacting, and repeating risk factors can be used to create more accurate predictive medicine. In particular, we show how emergence of anemia can be predicted from medical history within electronic health records. We used the Veterans Affairs Informatics and Computing Infrastructure database to examine a retrospective cohort of 9,738,838 veterans over an 11-year period. Using International Clinical Diagnoses Version 9 codes organized into 25 major diagnostic categories, we measured progression of disease by examining changes in risk over time, interactions in risk of combination of diseases, and elevated risk associated with repeated hospitalization for the same diagnostic category...
March 2017: Big Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328192/molecular-insights-on-dissolved-organic-matter-transformation-by-supraglacial-microbial-communities
#11
Runa Antony, Amanda S Willoughby, Amanda M Grannas, Victoria Catanzano, Rachel L Sleighter, Meloth Thamban, Patrick G Hatcher, Shanta Nair
Snow overlays the majority of Antarctica and is an important repository of dissolved organic matter (DOM). DOM transformations by supraglacial microbes are not well understood. We use ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry to elucidate molecular changes in snowpack DOM by in situ microbial processes (up to 55 days) in a coastal Antarctic site. Both autochthonous and allochthonous DOM is highly bio-available and is transformed by resident microbial communities through parallel processes of degradation and synthesis...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328065/randomised-controlled-trial-demonstrates-that-fermented-infant-formula-with-short-chain-galacto-oligosaccharides-and-long-chain-fructo-oligosaccharides-reduces-the-incidence-of-infantile-colic
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Yvan Vandenplas, Thomas Ludwig, Hetty Bouritius, Philippe Alliet, Derek Forde, Stefaan Peeters, Frederic Huet, Jonathan Hourihane
AIM: We examined the effects on gastrointestinal tolerance of a novel infant formula that combined specific fermented formula (FERM) with short-chain galacto-oligosaccharides and long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (scGOS/lcFOS), with a 9:1 ratio and concentration of 0.8g/100ml. METHODS: This prospective, double-blind, randomised, controlled trial comprised 432 healthy, term infants aged 0-28 days whose parents decided to not start, or discontinued,, breastfeeding...
March 22, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327640/compatibility-study-of-danggui-buxue-tang-on-chemical-ingredients-angiogenesis-and-endothelial-function
#13
Ping-Lan Lin, Zhi-Cheng Li, Rui-Fang Xie, You-Hua Wang, Xin Zhou
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is a classic Chinese herbal formula which consists of Astragali mongholici Radix and Angelica sinensis Radix (ASR). For chemical ingredients, HPLC were performed. Results showed compared with single herbs, DBT decoction could promote the dissolution of ingredients such as ferulic acid and calycosin. Furthermore, when ratio of AMR to ASR was 5 to 1, synthetic score was the best. For angiogenesis, normal and injured zebrafish model were applied. Results showed DBT and its ingredients had angiogenesis effects on Sub Intestinal vessels (SIVs) of normal zebrafish...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327227/a-close-consideration-of-effect-sizes-reviewed-by-jussim-2012
#14
David Trafimow, Yogesh J Raut
This commentary on Jussim (2012) makes two points: (1) Effect sizes often reflect artifacts of experimental design rather than real-world relevance, and (2) any argument dependent on effect sizes must correct for attenuation due to instrument reliabilities. A formula for making this correction is presented, and its ramifications on the debate over accuracy in person perception are discussed.
January 2017: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327052/challenges-in-professional-supervision-current-themes-and-models-for-practice-beddoe-liz-and-davys-allyson-challenges-in-professional-supervision-current-themes-and-models-for-practice-248pp-%C3%A2-24-99-jessica-kingsley-9781849054652-1849054657-formula-see-text
#15
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Drawing on the latest research and theory, this book looks at supervision in practice. It is intended for health, social care and counselling professionals, although its content is applicable to allied healthcare professions.
March 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327051/nursing-and-healthcare-research-at-a-glance-glasper-alan-and-rees-colin-eds-nursing-and-healthcare-research-at-a-glance-224pp-%C3%A2-26-99-wiley-blackwell-9781118778791-1118778790-formula-see-text
#16
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This book is an easy read and could appeal to all levels of nursing researchers, academics, students and anyone trying to rise up the clinical research ladder.
March 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326921/doing-a-literature-review-in-nursing-health-and-social-care-second-edition-coughlan-michael-and-cronin-patricia-doing-a-literature-review-in-nursing-health-and-social-care-second-edition-184pp-%C3%A2-19-99-sage-publishing-9781412962049-1412962048-formula-see-text
#17
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This book provides a concise and informative guide to the process of literature review in nursing, health and social care, and is applicable to students and professionals.
March 22, 2017: Nurse Researcher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326920/an-adventure-in-statistics-the-reality-enigma-field-andy-an-adventure-in-statistics-the-reality-enigma-768pp-%C3%A2-32-99-sage-publishing-9781446210451-1446210456-formula-see-text
#18
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If you are undertaking a research module or degree requiring statistics, then this textbook will be a valuable addition to your library.
March 22, 2017: Nurse Researcher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326915/routledge-handbook-on-the-global-history-of-nursing-d-antonio-patricia-fairman-julie-whelan-jean-c-routledge-handbook-on-the-global-history-of-nursing-270pp-%C3%A2-39-99-routledge-9781138958982-1138958980-formula-see-text
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The chapters in this book vary in the depth, nature and quality of historical research they represent, but all are interesting and worth reading. Some focus on particular methods and others focus on various historical topics.
March 22, 2017: Nurse Researcher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326663/a-morphometric-study-of-the-canine-skull-and-periorbita-and-its-implications-for-regional-ocular-anesthesia
#20
Paulo Roberto Klaumann, Juan Carlos Duque Moreno, Fabiano Montiani-Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: A hypothetical relationship between canine cranial length and the length of the periorbita could be used for intraconal anesthetic volume estimation. STUDY SUBJECTS: Forty-one canine cadaver heads and one macerated dog skull. PROCEDURES: Inion and nasion points were recognized in the macerated skull and used as landmarks for cranial length measure. Thirty cadavers classified as dolichocephalic, mesaticephalic and brachycephalic were distributed in three study groups...
March 22, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
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