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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549336/evaluation-of-a-new-random-access-hbv-dna-molecular-assay-the-veris-hbv-assay
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Slim Fourati, Dominique Challine, Jean-Dominique Poveda, Syria Laperche, Sandrine Rallier, Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, Stéphane Chevaliez
BACKGROUND: Detection and quantification of HBV DNA are essential to diagnose chronic HBV infection, monitor the virological response to treatment and the possible selection of resistant viruses in order to tailor therapy. The VERIS/MDx System HBV Assay is a random-access system that quantifies HBV DNA in clinical samples using unique single sample and reagent access during the workflow process without the need to reload other tests and delivers results within 1.2h following sampling...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547923/pediatric-heart-disease-simulation-curriculum-educating-the-pediatrician
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Tyler H Harris, Mark Adler, Sharon M Unti, Mary E McBride
BACKGROUND: Training guidelines state that pediatricians should be able to diagnose, manage, and triage patients with heart disease. Acutely ill cardiac patients present infrequently and with high acuity, yet residents receive less exposure to acute cardiac conditions than previous generations. Trainees must learn to manage these situations despite this gap. Simulation has been used successfully to train learners to provide acute care. We hypothesized that a simulation-based cardiac curriculum would improve residents' ability to manage cardiac patients...
May 26, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547663/pediatric-predispositional-genetic-risk-communication-potential-utility-for-prevention-and-control-of-melanoma-risk-as-an-exemplar
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Yelena P Wu, Darren Mays, Wendy Kohlmann, Kenneth P Tercyak
Predispositional genetic testing among minor children is intensely debated due to the potential benefits and harms of providing this type of genetic information to children and their families. Existing guidelines on pediatric genetic testing state that predispositional testing could be appropriate for minors if preventive services exist that mitigate children's risk for or severity of the health condition in question. We use the example of hereditary melanoma to illustrate the rationale for and potential application of genetic risk communication for an adult-onset cancer to a pediatric population where childhood behaviors may reduce risk of disease later in life...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547563/poor-adherence-to-national-clinical-management-guidelines-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-of-the-surgical-management-of-melanoma-in-new-south-wales-australia
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Alexander H R Varey, Christine M Madronio, Anne E Cust, Chris Goumas, Graham J Mann, Bruce K Armstrong, Richard A Scolyer, Austin M Curtin, John F Thompson
BACKGROUND: Standardization of the clinical management of melanoma through the formulation of national guidelines, based on interpretation of the existing evidence and consensus expert opinion, seeks to improve quality of care; however, adherence to national guidelines has not been well studied. METHODS: A population-based, cross-sectional study of the clinical management of all patients with newly notified primary melanomas in the state of New South Wales, Australia, during 2006/2007 was conducted using cancer registry identification and questionnaires completed by treating physicians...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547375/the-effects-of-ozone-on-human-health
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Daniela Nuvolone, Davide Petri, Fabio Voller
Ozone is a highly reactive, oxidative gas associated with adverse health outcome, including mortality and morbidity. Data from monitoring sites worldwide show levels of ozone often exceeding EU legislation threshold and the more restrictive WHO guidelines for the protection of human health. Well-established evidence has been produced for short-term effects, especially on respiratory and cardiovascular systems, associated to ozone exposure. Less conclusive is the evidence for long-term effects, reporting suggestive associations with respiratory mortality, new-onset asthma in children and increased respiratory symptom effects in asthmatics...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546939/demographic-features-and-visual-outcomes-of-patients-presenting-to-diabetic-photo-screening-and-treated-for-sight-threatening-retinopathy-in-fiji
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Riyaz Bhikoo, Neil Murray, Biu Sikivou, Stephanie Emma, Charles McGhee
AIM: To describe the demographic features and visual outcomes of patients presenting to photo-screening services, and treated for sight threatening retinopathy (STR) in a low resource setting, Fiji. METHODS: A retrospective review of all new patients who presented for diabetic photo-screening at the Diabetic Eye Clinic, Suva in 2010. Fundus images were graded using standardised guidelines. Patient demographics, retinopathy grading and visual acuity data were extracted from the database and analyzed...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546417/improving-management-of-gout-in-primary-care-a-new-uk-management-guideline
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Christian D Mallen, Graham Davenport, Michelle Hui, George Nuki, Edward Roddy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546030/new-insights-into-health-financing-first-results-of-the-international-data-collection-under-the-system-of-health-accounts-2011-framework
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Michael Mueller, David Morgan
International comparisons of health spending and financing are most frequently carried out using datasets of international organisations based on the System of Health Accounts (SHA). This accounting framework has recently been updated and 2016 saw the first international data collection under the new SHA 2011 guidelines. In addition to reaching better comparability of health spending figures and greater country coverage, the updated framework has seen changes in the dimension of health financing leading to important consequences when analysing health financing data...
May 2, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545851/sex-specific-risk-of-emergency-department-revisits-and-early-readmission-following-myocardial-infarction
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Magnus Lundbäck, Danijela Gasevic, Eric Rullman, Toralph Ruge, Axel C Carlsson, Martin J Holzmann
BACKGROUND: Readmissions within 30days after hospitalization have been introduced as a measure of quality of care. There is a paucity of data regarding sex-specific risk of early readmissions after myocardial infarction (MI). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between sex and revisits to the emergency department (ED), and readmissions after MI. METHODS: All patients with chest pain, diagnosed with MI at the Karolinska University Hospital during 2011 and 2012 were included...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545539/the-role-of-nature-in-cancer-patients-lives-a-systematic-review-and-qualitative-meta-synthesis
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Sarah Blaschke
BACKGROUND: A systematic review and meta-synthesis was conducted to identify, compare and synthesize the published qualitative literature contributing to our understanding of the role of nature in cancer patients' lives. METHOD: An electronic search of Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Cochrane Databases was conducted to identify qualitative studies focused on cancer patients' nature experiences published between January 1985 and May 2015. Records were assessed according to pre-defined inclusion criteria...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544998/chronic-toxicity-of-five-metals-to-the-polar-marine-microalga-cryothecomonas-armigera-application-of-a-new-bioassay
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Darren J Koppel, Francesca Gissi, Merrin S Adams, Catherine K King, Dianne F Jolley
The paucity of ecotoxicological data for Antarctic organisms is impeding the development of region-specific water quality guidelines. To address this limitation, toxicity testing protocols need to be developed to account for the unique physiology of polar organisms, in particular their slow growth rates. In this study, a toxicity test protocol was developed to investigate the toxicities of five metals to the polar marine microalga Cryothecomonas armigera. The concentrations which reduced population growth rate by 10% (EC10) after 24-d for Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd and Ni were 21...
May 22, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544845/self-assembling-zwitterionic-copolymers-as-membrane-selective-layers-with-excellent-fouling-resistance-effect-of-zwitterion-chemistry
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Prity Bengani-Lutz, Elisha Converse, Peggy Cebe, Ayse Asatekin
Membranes with high flux, ~1 nm pore size and unprecedented protein fouling resistance were prepared by forming selective layers of self-assembling zwitterionic amphiphilic random copolymers on porous supports by a simple coating method. Random copolymers were prepared from the hydrophobic monomer 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl methacrylate (TFEMA) and four zwitterionic monomers (sulfobetaine methacrylate, sulfobetaine 2-vinylpyridine, sulfobutylbetaine 2-vinylpyridine and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) by free radical polymerization...
May 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544768/examining-practical-nursing-experiences-to-discover-ways-in-which-to-retain-and-invigorate-the-remaining-functions-of-the-elderly-with-a-demented-and-complex-disability-in-nursing-homes
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Min-Sun Park, Sun-Young Lim, Eun-Young Kim, Su-Jung Lee, Sung-Ok Chang
AIM: The bedridden elderly with moderate-to-severe dementia account for a large proportion of the residents in nursing homes and form a specialized group requiring customized care in order to encourage their remaining functions, which determine the quality of their residual life. The purpose of this study was to search for ways to invigorate and foster the remaining functions of this complex-disability group, based on practical nursing strategies in nursing homes. METHODS: The qualitative thematic analysis was done by conducting in-depth interviews with 29 nurses working at 11 different nursing homes in South Korea...
May 23, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544608/screening-for-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children-do-guidelines-provide-enough-guidance
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REVIEW
B G P Koot, V Nobili
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in the industrialized world in children. Its high prevalence and important health risks make NAFLD highly suitable for screening. In practice, screening is widely, albeit not consistently, performed. AIM: To review the recommendations on screening for NAFLD in children. METHOD: Recommendations on screening were reviewed from major paediatric obesity guidelines and NAFLD guidelines...
May 25, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544308/use-of-a-new-end-stage-kidney-disease-risk-calculator-in-the-kidney-disease-improving-global-outcomes-guideline-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-different-living-kidney-donor-candidate-assessments
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Darren Lee, Momena Manzoor, Geoff Harley, John Whitlam, Natasha Cook, Suet-Wan Choy, Megan Sandiford, Charlotte Gibson, Lawrence P McMahon, Matthew A Roberts
AIM: The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guideline recommends the incorporation of a new risk calculator that quantifies the end stage kidney disease (ESKD) risk based on a composite profile of risk factors in living kidney donor candidates (LKDCs). We compared the ESKD risk estimates in previously declined versus accepted LKDCs to evaluate the predictive capacity and potential impact of this tool. METHODS: Baseline 15-year and lifetime ESKD risk estimates without donation were calculated using the risk calculator for LKDCs assessed from two centres between 2007 and 2015...
May 20, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543878/mitap-compliant-characterisation-of-human-regulatory-macrophages
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REVIEW
James A Hutchinson, Nobert Ahrens, Edward K Geissler
This article provides a transparent description of Mreg_UKR cell products, including manufacture and quality-control processes, using the structure and vocabulary of the 'Minimum Information about Tolerogenic Antigen-presenting Cells' reporting guidelines. This information is intended as a resource for those in the field, as well as a stimulus to develop a new wave of immunoregulatory and tissue-reparative monocyte-derived cell therapies. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 20, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543829/what-challenges-do-nonprofit-hospitals-face-in-taking-on-community-health-needs-assessments-a-qualitative-study-from-appalachian-ohio
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Daniel Skinner, Berkeley Franz, Kelly Kelleher
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to understand the experiences of Appalachian hospitals in undertaking Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs). Of particular interest is whether new requirements to undertake regular evaluation and public health programming pose challenges for rural, Appalachian hospitals. METHODS: Using a sample of nonprofit hospitals in Appalachian Ohio, we conducted in-depth qualitative interviews with hospital administrators overseeing community benefit activities and external consultants hired to complete assessments...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543651/the-past-present-and-future-of-mexico-s-national-bioethics-commission
#18
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/28543021/a-30-year-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-hepatitis%C3%A2-b-virus-among-blood-donors-in-mainland-china-revealing-increase-of-new-threats
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Zhan Gao, Yu Zhang, Hua Shan, Ling Shi, Jing Liu, Min Xu, Peibin Zeng, Yu Liu, Miao He
BACKGROUND: Although screening strategies have been routinely implemented in blood centers, the residual risk of transfusion-transmitted hepatitis B virus (HBV) still poses a public health concern in China. The aim of this study is to investigate the HBV blood screening reactive rate and to illustrate the demographics of the corresponding blood donors with revealing of heterogeneity between previous studies and discovering potentially negligent threats. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Literature reporting the HBV screening reactive rate in Chinese blood donors was identified by systematic searching of four electronic databases...
May 19, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542614/evaluation-of-the-sepsis-flow-chip-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-blood-infections
#20
Antonio Galiana, Javier Coy, Adelina Gimeno, Noemi Marco Guzman, Francisco Rosales, Esperanza Merino, Gloria Royo, Juan Carlos Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Blood infections are serious complex conditions that generally require rapid diagnosis and treatment. The big challenge is to reduce the time necessary to make a diagnosis with current clinical microbiological methods so as to improve the treatment given to patients. METHODS: In this study, we assess for the first time the Sepsis Flow Chip assay, which is a novel diagnostic assay for simultaneous rapid-detection of the vast majority of bloodstream pathogens, including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi, in the same assay, and for the detection of most common antibiotic resistance genes...
2017: PloS One
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