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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169225/a-comparison-of-the-effects-of-isoflurane-versus-propofol-remifentanil-anesthesia-on-oxygen-delivery-during-thoracoscopic-lung-lobectomy-with-one-lung-ventilation-in-dogs
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Jiyoung Park, Hae-Beom Lee, Seong Mok Jeong
This study compared effects of isoflurane inhalation (ISO) and propofol-remifentanil combined total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) on oxygenation during thoracoscopic lung lobectomy with 30-minute one-lung ventilation (1LV). Thoracoscopic right middle lung lobectomy was performed in ten dogs divided into ISO and TIVA group and cardiopulmonary parameters were measured with blood gas analysis. Throughout the study, isoflurane was inhaled up to 1.5%, and the infusion rates of propofol and remifentanil were 0.2~0...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169145/early-results-on-canine-fetal-kidney-development-ultrasonographic-evaluation-and-value-in-prediction-of-delivery-time
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Elaine Mayumi Ueno Gil, Daniela Aparecida Ayres Garcia, Amália Turner Giannico, Tilde Rodrigues Froes
To date there have been no studies that describe the ultrasonographic evaluation of kidney development in canine fetuses. The aim of this prospective and longitudinal study was to monitor fetal kidney development with ultrasound and use fetal kidney measurements as a complementary biometric index for estimation of gestational age. Ultrasonographic examinations were performed on 15 clinically healthy pregnant bitches every four days from 30(th) day of pregnancy, until visualization of the fetal renal pelvis was no longer possible...
November 16, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169119/obp-fused-with-cell-penetrating-peptides-promotes-liposomal-transduction
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Filipa Gonçalves, Tarsila G Castro, Eugénia Nogueira, Ricardo Pires, Carla Silva, Artur Ribeiro, Artur Cavaco-Paulo
Cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) have been applied as novel transport systems with the ability to facilitate the delivery of peptides, proteins, and oligonucleotides into cells. Herein, we designed different fusion proteins composed by pig odorant binding protein (OBP-I) and three CPPs, namely Tat, pVEC and Pep-1. A new methodology using liposomes as reservoirs and OBP:CPPs as carriers was developed as an advanced system to capture odorant molecules. 1-aminoanthracene (1-AMA) was used as a model molecule to evaluate the transduction ability of OBP:CPPs into the reservoirs...
November 10, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169100/the-g2-erosion-model-an-algorithm-for-month-time-step-assessments
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REVIEW
Christos G Karydas, Panos Panagos
A detailed description of the G2 erosion model is presented, in order to support potential users. G2 is a complete, quantitative algorithm for mapping soil loss and sediment yield rates on month-time intervals. G2 has been designed to run in a GIS environment, taking input from geodatabases available by European or other international institutions. G2 adopts fundamental equations from the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) and the Erosion Potential Method (EPM), especially for rainfall erosivity, soil erodibility, and sediment delivery ratio...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169075/maternal-intention-to-exclusively-breast-feed-among-mainland-chinese-mothers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Xiao Yang, Wan-Yim Ip, Ling-Ling Gao
OBJECTIVE: to examine postpartum maternal recall of their intentions to exclusively breast feed among breastfeeding women and identify its predictors. DESIGN AND SETTING: a cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in a regional teaching hospital at Guangzhou, China between April 1 and July 14, 2014. PARTICIPANTS: 571 mothers who were within four days after delivery were recruited to the study. MEASUREMENTS: data were collected by four research assistants with maternal intention to breast feed data sheet, the Network Support for Breastfeeding Scale (NSBS), and a socio-demographic data sheet...
November 10, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169067/the-role-of-personal-resilience-and-personality-traits-of-healthcare-students-on-their-attitudes-towards-interprofessional-collaboration
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Michal Avrech Bar, Michal Katz Leurer, Sigalit Warshawski, Michal Itzhaki
BACKGROUND: Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) improves communication between healthcare workers and healthcare delivery. Interprofessional education (IPE) is essential in preparing healthcare students for cooperating with other healthcare disciplines in a real work setting. Although higher education settings have a responsibility to provide collaborative healthcare practice to students, IPE has not yet been prompted worldwide as a formal division in health professional education and in Israel IPE among health professions students is scarce...
November 15, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169043/promoting-father-involvement-in-early-home-visiting-services-for-vulnerable-families-findings-from-a-pilot-study-of-dads-matter
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Neil B Guterman, Jennifer L Bellamy, Aaron Banman
Despite mounting evidence on the importance of fathers in children's development, evidence-based perinatal home visitation programs have largely overlooked fathers in the design and delivery of services. This paper describes the design, development, and pilot testing of the "Dads Matter" enhancement to standard home visiting services. Dads Matter is a manualized intervention package designed to fully incorporate fathers into perinatal home visiting services. Twenty-four families were enrolled in a pilot study to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes of the intervention...
November 20, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169026/structures-and-mechanisms-in-clay-nanopore-trapping-of-structurally-different-fluoroquinolone-antimicrobials
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Fanny E K Okaikue-Woodi, Sabrina E Kelch, Michael P Schmidt, Carmen Enid Martinez, Randall E Youngman, Ludmilla Aristilde
Smectite clay nanoparticles are implicated in the retention of antimicrobials within soils and sediments; these clays are also inspected as drug carriers in physiological systems. Cation exchange is considered the primary adsorption mechanism of antimicrobials within smectite nanopores. However, a dual role of acid-base chemistry and adsorptive structures is speculated by recent studies. Using the prototypical smectite clay montmorillonite, we employed a combination of X-ray diffraction (XRD), nuclear magnetic resonance, attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the interlayer nanopore trapping of two structurally-different fluoroquinolone (FQ) antimicrobials with similar acid-base chemistry: ciprofloxacin (a first-generation FQ) and moxifloxacin (a third-generation FQ)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169022/porous-microspheres-of-polyaniline-poly-o-toluidine-and-poly-m-toluidine-prepared-from-double-emulsions-stabilized-by-toluidine-isomers-as-the-single-surfactant
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Jean J Hwang, Carlos Soto, Daniel Lafaurie, Moses Stephen, David M Sarno
HYPOTHESIS: Porous spheres of the conducting polymer polyaniline (PANI) and its derivatives are promising materials for use as functional encapsulants for payload delivery and catalyst supports. Stable water-in-oil-in water (W/O/W) double emulsions can be used to obtain this morphology, but typically require multiple surfactants and stabilizers. A single surfactant system that uses a small amphiphilic molecule is desirable, as it can simplify the method, improve its efficiency, and reduce its cost...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168964/using-theory-of-planned-behavior-for-prediction-of-delivery-mode-among-pregnant-women-a-theory-based-cross-sectional-research
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Mohtasham Ghaffari, Atefeh Afshari, Sakineh Rakhshanderou, Bahram Armoon
Background Nowadays, in Iran cesarean rates have increased from the recommended level of the World Health Organization (WHO). Objectives The objective of the present study was to determine which theory of planned behavior (TPB) constructs predict intentions and delivery mode among pregnant women. Methods One hundred and four pregnant nulliparous women in their third trimesters of pregnancy referred to Semirom health care centers were investigated based on census reports. The data were collected by valid and reliable questionnaire based on the TPB constructs and analyzed by SPSS16...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168959/effect-of-a-brief-training-program-for-primigravid-adolescents-on-parenting-self-efficacy-and-mother-infant-bonding-in-the-southeast-of-iran
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Zahra Moudi, Behjat Talebi, Mahnaz Shahraki Pour
Background Annually, about 16 million adolescent girls give birth, accounting for 11% of all births worldwide. Ninety-five percent of these births occur in low- and middle-income countries, and previous studies have addressed the need for parenting interventions in developing countries with limited health care resources to improve parenting behaviors. Objective To explore the effect of a brief training program for primigravid adolescents on parenting self-efficacy and mother-infant bonding. Subjects We enrolled 116 married pregnant adolescents...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168948/development-and-evaluation-of-an-educational-training-package-to-promote-health-and-wellbeing
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Emily Gartshore, Lydia Briggs, Holly Blake
BACKGROUND: supporting the health and wellbeing of healthcare employees is a national priority in the UK. AIMS: to design, deliver and evaluate an educational package to promote health and wellbeing for nurses and midwives. METHODS: an online training package was developed and administered in two ways: online (HAWN-online) or in a face-to-face workshop (HAWN-contact). A mixed methods evaluation was used to assess usability and acceptability of HAWN training...
November 23, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168850/a-tellurylsulfide-bond-containing-redox-responsive-superparamagnetic-nanogel-with-acid-responsiveness-for-efficient-anticancer-therapy
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Xiaoyang Xia, Xia Xiang, Fenghong Huang, Zhen Zhang, Ling Han
A tellurylsulfide bond-containing biopolymer nanogel was first fabricated to achieve smart drug release. The reductive nanogel exhibited highly sensitive reduction-responsiveness, fast internalization, and efficient anticancer therapy. This approach displays a new potential of tellurylsulfide bond-containing nanocarriers for drug delivery.
November 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168760/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-for-antineoplastic-drug-loading-and-delivery
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REVIEW
Francesco Petrella, Isabella Rimoldi, Stefania Rizzo, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Mesenchymal stromal cells are a population of undifferentiated multipotent adult cells possessing extensive self-renewal properties and the potential to differentiate into a variety of mesenchymal lineage cells. They express broad anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activity on the immune system and after transplantation can interact with the surrounding microenvironment, promoting tissue healing and regeneration. For this reason, mesenchymal stromal cells have been widely used in regenerative medicine, both in preclinical and clinical settings...
November 23, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168589/time-to-delivery-transfers-for-threatened-preterm-labour-and-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-in-western-australia
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Jade Hollingworth, Rachel Pietsch, Mathias Epee-Bekima, Elizabeth Nathan
OBJECTIVE: To describe the outcomes of patients transferred to King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) with signs of labour at preterm gestations. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study of the 69 cases transferred to KEMH during 2015. SETTING: Patient transfers from all locations across Western Australia (WA) to the sole tertiary perinatal centre in Perth. PARTICIPANTS: Pregnant women within WA with threatened or actual preterm labour (PTL) or preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) between 23 and 32 weeks gestation...
November 23, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168578/utilization-of-community-health-workers-in-canada-s-children-s-oral-health-initiative-for-indigenous-communities
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Kavita R Mathu-Muju, Xiaoli Kong, Candace Brancato, James McLeod, Heather M Bush
OBJECTIVE: The Children's Oral Health Initiative (COHI) is a federally funded community-based preventive dental programme implemented in geographically remote Canadian Indigenous communities. The study investigated the effect of the availability of local community health workers (COHI Aides) on access to the programme's preventive dental services for children. METHODS: Twenty-five communities were continuously enrolled in the COHI during the 7-year study period...
November 23, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168177/tumor-characteristics-and-prognosis-in-women-with-pregnancy-associated-breast-cancer
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Anna L V Johansson, Therese M-L Andersson, Chung-Cheng Hsieh, Karin Jirström, Sven Cnattingius, Irma Fredriksson, Paul W Dickman, Mats Lambe
There is evidence of poor prognosis in women with pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) diagnosed during pregnancy or within two years of delivery. Using a large, population-based cohort, we examined clinicopathologic features and survival in women with PABC. A cohort of women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer between 1992 and 2009 at ages 15 to 44 years was identified in the Swedish Cancer Register and the Breast Cancer Quality Registers. Dates of childbirths for each woman were retrieved from the Swedish Multi-Generation Register...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168146/novel-direct-annuloplasty-fastener-system-for-minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-repair
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Joshua L Chan, Ming Li, Dumitru Mazilu, Justin G Miller, Andrada C Diaconescu, Keith A Horvath
The development of less invasive approaches for mitral valve repair remains an important objective, particularly in patients with multiple comorbidities. We describe a novel method to affix a mitral valve annuloplasty ring in a minimally invasive manner. A delivery apparatus for an annuloplasty fastener system was designed. Two channels were created, one for advancing the annuloplasty ring, and another to accommodate the fastener applicator. Custom designed fasteners, either with a helical-shaped screw or a strap-shaped tack structure, were tested...
November 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168128/enhancement-of-galantamine-hbr-skin-permeation-using-sonophoresis-and-limonene-containing-pegylated-liposomes
#19
Worranan Rangsimawong, Yasuko Obata, Praneet Opanasopit, Tanasait Ngawhirunpat, Kozo Takayama
This study aimed to investigate the effect of low-frequency sonophoresis (SN) and limonene-containing PEGylated liposomes (PL) on the transdermal delivery of galantamine HBr (GLT). To evaluate the skin penetration mechanism, confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were employed. The application of SN led to more GLT penetration into and through the skin than GLT solution alone. The liposomes also improved GLT permeation, and 2% limonene-containing PL (PL-LI2%) exhibited the highest GLT permeation, followed by PL-LI1%, PL-LI0...
November 22, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168042/impact-of-receiving-secondary-results-from-genomic-research-a-12-month-longitudinal-study
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Julia Wynn, Josue Martinez, Jessica Bulafka, Jimmy Duong, Yuan Zhang, Codruta Chiuzan, Jain Preti, Maria L Cremona, Vaidehi Jobanputra, Abby J Fyer, Robert L Klitzman, Paul S Appelbaum, Wendy K Chung
The impact of returning secondary results from exome sequencing (ES) on patients/participants is important to understand as ES is increasingly utilized in clinical care and research. Participants were recruited from studies using ES and were separated into two arms: 107 who had ES and were offered the choice to learn secondary results (ES group) and 85 who had not yet had ES (No ES group). Questionnaires were administered at baseline and 1 and 12 months, following results disclosure (ES group) or enrollment (No ES group)...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
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