keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Cost-effectiveness

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735207/nutrient-balancing-for-phytoremediation-enhancement-of-urea-manufacturing-raw-wastewater
#1
Sara Yavari, Amirhossein Malakahmad, Nasiman B Sapari, Saba Yavari, Eakalak Khan
Application of urea manufacturing wastewater to teak (Tectona grandis) trees, a fast growing tropical timber plants, is an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative for treatment of nitrogen-rich wastewater. However, the plant growth is strongly limited by lack of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) elements when the plants are irrigated with wastewater containing high concentration of nitrogen (N). A greenhouse experiment was conducted to optimize the efficiency of teak-based remediation systems in terms of nutrient balance...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735188/photoelectrochemical-pec-studies-on-cu2sns3-cts-thin-films-deposited-by-chemical-bath-deposition-method
#2
H D Shelke, A C Lokhande, J H Kim, C D Lokhande
Cu2SnS3 (CTS) thin films have been successfully deposited on a cost-effective stainless steel substrate by simple and inexpensive chemical bath deposition (CBD) method. The films are deliberated in provisos of their structural, morphological, optical and photoelectrochemical (PEC) properties before and after annealing treatment, using various physico-chemical techniques. The XRD studies showed the formation of triclinic phase of CTS films with nanocrystalline structure. Also, the crystallinity is enhanced with annealing and the secondary phase of Cu2S observed...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734843/a-high-resolution-melting-hrm-technology-based-assay-for-cost-efficient-clinical-detection-and-genotyping-of-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-1-and-hsv-2
#3
M Lieveld, A Carregosa, I Benoy, N Redzic, M Berth, D Vanden Broeck
Genital herpes can be caused by two very similar viruses, herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 or HSV-2. These two HSV types cannot be distinguished clinically, but genotyping is recommended in the first-episodes of genital herpes to guide counselling and management. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is the preferred diagnostic method for HSV typing. However, commercial qPCR methods use expensive fluorescent labeled probes for detection. Furthermore, most low-cost methods are not able to differentiate between HSV-1 and -2...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734773/epico-4-0-total-quality-in-the-management-of-invasive-candidiasis-in-critically-ill-patients-by-analysing-the-integrated-process
#4
Rafael Zaragoza, Ricard Ferrer, Pedro Llinares, Emilio Maseda, Alejandro Rodríguez, Santiago Grau, Guillermo Quindós
BACKGROUND: A high quality integrated process in the clinical setting of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk for invasive candidiasis is a necessary tool to improve the management of these patients. AIMS: To identify the key points on invasive candidiasis in order to develop a set of recommendations with a high level of consensus required for the creation of a total quality integrated process for the management of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk of invasive candidiasis...
July 19, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734770/when-did-old-age-stop-being-depressing-depression-trajectories-of-older-americans-and-britons-2002-2012
#5
Gindo Tampubolon, Asri Maharani
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the implications of the heterogeneous cohort composition on depression trajectories of older adults in the United States and England. METHODS: Using growth curve models to identify depressive symptom trajectories and data spanning six waves over 10 years (2002-2012) from the U.S. Health Retirement Study and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, community-dwelling Americans and Britons aged 50 years and older were studied...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734682/how-have-systematic-priority-setting-approaches-influenced-policy-making-a-synthesis-of-the-current-literature
#6
REVIEW
Lydia Kapiriri, Donya Razavi
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of literature on systematic approaches to healthcare priority setting from various countries and different levels of decision making. This paper synthesizes the current literature in order to assess the extent to which program budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA), burden of disease & cost-effectiveness analysis (BOD/CEA), multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), and accountability for reasonableness (A4R), are reported to have been institutionalized and influenced policy making and practice...
July 12, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734679/assessment-of-biodistribution-using-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-algorithm-for-study-design-and-challenges-in-detection-methodologies
#7
Blanca Reyes, Maria Isabel Coca, Margarita Codinach, María Dolores López-Lucas, Anna Del Mazo-Barbara, Marta Caminal, Irene Oliver-Vila, Valentín Cabañas, Silvia Lope-Piedrafita, Joan García-López, José M Moraleda, Cesar G Fontecha, Joaquim Vives
BACKGROUND AIMS: Biodistribution of candidate cell-based therapeutics is a critical safety concern that must be addressed in the preclinical development program. We aimed to design a decision tree based on a series of studies included in actual dossiers approved by competent regulatory authorities, noting that the design, execution and interpretation of pharmacokinetics studies using this type of therapy is not straightforward and presents a challenge for both developers and regulators...
July 19, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734600/tracking-amazonian-cheese-microbial-diversity-development-of-an-original-sustainable-and-robust-starter-by-freeze-drying-spray-drying
#8
A A Ferreira, S Huang, Í T Perrone, P Schuck, G Jan, A F Carvalho
The Marajó cheese made with raw buffalo milk in the Amazon region of Brazil can be considered a good source of wild lactic acid bacteria strains with unexplored and promising characteristics. The aim of this study was to develop a potential probiotic starter culture for industrial applications using freeze drying and spray drying. A decrease in the survival rates of freeze-dried samples compared with spray-dried samples was noted. The spray-dried cultures remained approximately 10(9) cfu·g(-1), whereas the freeze-dried samples showed 10(7) cfu·g(-1) after 60 d of storage at 4°C...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734559/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-written-self-administered-psychosocial-interventions-among-adults-with-a-physical-illness
#9
REVIEW
Sylvie D Lambert, Lisa Beatty, Patrick McElduff, Janelle V Levesque, Catalina Lawsin, Paul Jacobsen, Jane Turner, Afaf Girgis
OBJECTIVE: The cost of implementing professionally-led psychosocial interventions has limited their integration into routine care. To enhance the translation of effective psychosocial interventions in routine care, a self-administered format is sometimes used. The meta-analysis examined the efficacy of written self-administered, psychosocial interventions to improve outcomes among individuals with a physical illness. METHODS: Studies comparing a written self-administered intervention to a control group were identified through electronic databases searching...
July 8, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734021/effect-of-fixed-value-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-valves-on-canine-thoracic-volume-and-atelectasis
#10
A Allison, X Huizing, C Jolliffe, I Schaafsma
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate whether a fixed 10 cm H2 O positive end-expiratory pressure valve would increase the aeration of, and reduce atelectasis formation in, the lungs after induction of anaesthesia in dogs undergoing thoracic CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 28 dogs were paired based on breed, bodyweight and body condition score and then randomly allocated to either Group Z (0 cm H2 O) or Group P (10 cm H2 O positive end-expiratory pressure valve) immediately after the induction of anaesthesia...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733959/increasing-precision-of-clinical-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-using-a-combined-algorithm-incorporating-clinical-and-novel-biomarker-data
#11
REVIEW
Marwan N Sabbagh, Lih-Fen Lue, Daniel Fayard, Jiong Shi
Establishing the in vivo diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) or other dementias relies on clinical criteria; however, the accuracy of these criteria can be limited. The diagnostic accuracy is 77% for a clinical diagnosis of AD, even among experts. We performed a review through PubMed of articles related to specific diagnostic modalities, including APOE genotyping, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing, fludeoxyglucose F 18 positron emission tomography (PET), amyloid PET, tau PET, computed tomography (CT), single-photon emission CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and B12 and thyroid-stimulating hormone screening, to determine the specificity and sensitivity of each test used in the clinical diagnosis of AD...
July 2017: Neurology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733633/high-fidelity-de-novo-synthesis-of-pathways-using-microchip-synthesized-oligonucleotides-and-general-molecular-biology-equipment
#12
Wen Wan, Min Lu, Dongmei Wang, Xiaolian Gao, Jiong Hong
Engineering and evaluation of synthetic routes for generating valuable compounds require accurate and cost-effective de novo synthesis of genetic pathways. Here, we present an economical and streamlined de novo DNA synthesis approach for engineering a synthetic pathway with microchip-synthesized oligonucleotides (oligo). The process integrates entire oligo pool amplification, error-removal, and assembly of long DNA molecules. We utilized this method to construct a functional lycopene biosynthetic pathway (11...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733585/robust-hierarchical-3d-carbon-foam-electrode-for-efficient-water-electrolysis
#13
Tung Ngoc Pham, Tiva Sharifi, Robin Sandström, William Siljebo, Andrey Shchukarev, Krisztian Kordas, Thomas Wågberg, Jyri-Pekka Mikkola
Herein we report a 3D heterostructure comprising a hierarchical macroporous carbon foam that incorporates mesoporous carbon nanotubes decorated with cobalt oxide nanoparticles as an unique and highly efficient electrode material for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in electrocatalytic water splitting. The best performing electrode material showed high stability after 10 h, at constant potential of 1.7 V vs. RHE (reversible hydrogen electrode) in a 0.1 M KOH solution and high electrocatalytic activity in OER with low overpotential (0...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733370/reliable-adherence-to-a-copd-care-bundle-mitigates-system-level-failures-and-reduces-copd-readmissions-a-system-redesign-using-improvement-science
#14
Muhammad Ahsan Zafar, Ralph J Panos, Jonathan Ko, Lisa C Otten, Anthony Gentene, Maria Guido, Katherine Clark, Caroline Lee, Jamie Robertson, Evaline A Alessandrini
BACKGROUND: Readmissions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have devastating effects on patient quality-of-life, disease progression and healthcare cost. Effective interventions to reduce COPD readmissions are needed. OBJECTIVES: Reduce 30-day all-cause readmissions by (1) creating a COPD care bundle that addresses care delivery failures, (2) using improvement science to achieve 90% bundle adherence. SETTING: An 800-bed academic hospital in Ohio, USA...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733265/-outcomes-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-at-a-limited-resource-center-in-mexico-are-comparable-to-those-in-developed-countries
#15
Eucario Leon Rodriguez, Monica M Rivera Franco
The first hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in Mexico was performed at our Institution in 1980. Eighteen years later our HSCT Program was restructured to reduce transplant related mortality (TRM) and improve overall survival (OS). The aim of this study was to describe outcomes of HSCT at our institution despite limited resources. Consecutive patients undergoing HSCT, from November 1998 to February 2017, were retrospectively analyzed at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubiran in Mexico City...
July 18, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733262/cost-effectiveness-of-high-performance-biomarker-tests-vs-fecal-immunochemical-test-for-non-invasive-colorectal-cancer-screening
#16
Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar, S Lucas Goede, Linda J W Bosch, Veerle Melotte, Beatriz Carvalho, Manon van Engeland, Gerrit A Meijer, Harry J de Koning, Marjolein van Ballegooijen
BACKGROUND: Biomarker assays could increase the accuracy of non-invasive detection of colorectal cancer (CRC); fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) are estimated to miss 27%-47% of CRCs and 70%-80% of advanced adenomas per round of screening. We investigated the conditions under which biomarker screens would be cost-effective compared to FIT screens of average risk individuals. METHODS: We used the MISCAN-colon microsimulation model to estimate the effects of various CRC screening test characteristics on life years gained (LYG) and costsBiomarker assays could increase the accuracy of non-invasive detection of colorectal cancer (CRC); fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) are estimated to miss 27%-47% of CRCs and 70%-80% of advanced adenomas per round of screening...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733214/strategies-to-improve-the-efficiency-of-celiac-disease-diagnosis-in-the-laboratory
#17
Delia Almeida González, Laura García de Armas, Itahisa Marcelino Rodríguez, Ana Arencibia Almeida, Miriam García García, Fadoua Gannar, Antonio Cabrera de León
The demand for testing to detect celiac disease (CD) autoantibodies has increased, together with the cost per case diagnosed, resulting in the adoption of measures to restrict laboratory testing. We designed this study to determine whether opportunistic screening to detect CD-associated autoantibodies had advantages compared to efforts to restrict testing, and to identify the most cost-effective diagnostic strategy. We compared a group of 1678 patients in which autoantibody testing was restricted to cases in which the test referral was considered appropriate (G1) to a group of 2140 patients in which test referrals were not reviewed or restricted (G2)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733203/in-silico-pharmacogenetic-approach-the-natalizumab-case-study
#18
Francesca Cavaliere, Enrico Montanari, Andrew Emerson, Annamaria Buschini, Pietro Cozzini
Natalizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody to α4β1 integrin and is approved for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. In patients there is a great variation in drug response and there is much evidence that genetic contributors play an important role in defining an individual's susceptibility. Natalizumab binds to α4-residues Gln-152, Lys-201, Lys256, and these seem to be essential for its activity. Studies on a range of species in disease model have showed a loss of reactivity when any one of those three residues were different to human...
July 18, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733089/a-computational-protocol-for-the-discovery-of-lead-molecules-targeting-dna-unique-to-pathogens
#19
Akhilesh Mishra, Pradeep Pant, Nirotpal Mrinal, B Jayaram
With the rapid emergence of drug resistant pathogens, it has become imperative to develop alternative medications as well as find new drug targets to overcome this crisis. Hence, this has become prime focus of several academic laboratories and pharmaceutical companies. Here, we report a computational protocol for identifying unique DNA sequence(s) in the pathogen which is absent in human and related non-pathogenic strains of the microbe. In order to use the unique sequence as drug target, the protocol, in the second step, uses virtual screening against a million compound library to identify candidate small molecules which can bind to these unique DNA targets in the pathogen only...
July 18, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732965/facile-and-cost-effective-preparation-of-pva-modified-calcium-carbonate-nanocomposites-via-ultrasonic-irradiation-application-in-adsorption-of-heavy-metal-and-oxygen-permeation-property
#20
Shadpour Mallakpour, Elham Khadem
This work is focused on the fabrication and determination of physicochemical behaviors of new poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) nanocomposites (NCs) containing various contents of calcium carbonate (CC) nanoparticles modified with γ-aminopropyl triethoxy silane (ATS) (henceforth designated as CC-ATS) which could be a crucial treatment for their application as gas barrier to O2 gas and uptake of metal ions in waste waters. Samples were produced through the solution casting method under ultrasound irradiation. Thermal and mechanical performances were also evaluated for all ultrasonically synthesized nanocomposites and the results indicated that thermal and mechanical stability are dramatically enhanced by addition of a small amount of modified CC-ATS within PVA up to 5wt% and higher amounts has low effect on the composite properties...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
keyword
keyword
5254
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"