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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433671/montreal-accord-on-patient-reported-outcomes-use-series-paper-3-patient-reported-outcomes-pro-can-facilitate-shared-decision-making-and-guide-self-management
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V K Noonan, A Lyddiatt, P Ware, S B Jaglal, R J Riopelle, C O Bingham, S Figueiredo, R Sawatzky, M Santana, S J Bartlett, S Ahmed
BACKGROUND: There is a shift towards making health care patient-centred whereby patients are part of medical decision-making and take responsibility for managing their health. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) capture the patient voice and can be used to engage patients in medical decision-making. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to present important factors from patients', clinicians', researchers', and decision-makers' perspectives that influence successful adoption of PROs in clinical practice...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433045/-adherence-to-reporting-guidelines-in-perspectives-in-surgery
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O Ryska
INTRODUCTION: Reporting guidelines were established to improve the quality of scientific papers. Currently, the most common are CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials), STROBE (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology) and CARE (Clinical Consensus-based Case Reporting Guideline). Spin can be defined as (un)intentionally biased interpretation of results aimed at convincing readers of a positive benefit of any given intervention. The aim of the study was to evaluate the adherence of papers published in Perspectives in Surgery to CONSORT, STROBE or CARE and to identify the frequency of spin...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432879/seasonal-variation-and-health-risk-assessment-of-organochlorine-compounds-in-urban-soils-of-novi-sad-serbia
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Biljana D Škrbić, Vesna Marinković, Igor Antić, Anita Petrović Gegić
The aim of this paper was to determine spatial and seasonal variation of 6 indicator polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and 18 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in urban soils of Novi Sad, Serbia. Sixty surface soil samples were collected during both winter and summer season, from different types of locations: schools, recreational areas, residential and industrial zones. Samples were treated using the method of accelerated solvent extraction, which allows simultaneous extraction and clean up of PCBs and OCPs...
April 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432638/community-gardens-as-environmental-health-interventions-benefits-versus-potential-risks
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REVIEW
W K Al-Delaimy, M Webb
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper was to summarize current findings on community gardens relevant to three specific areas of interest as follows: (1) health benefits, (2) garden interventions in developing versus developed countries, and (3) the concerns and risks of community gardening. RECENT FINDINGS: Community gardens are a reemerging phenomenon in many low- and high-income urban neighborhoods to address the common risk factors of modern lifestyle...
April 21, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432595/what-animal-models-have-taught-us-about-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-bisphosphonates-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Matthew R Allen, Mohammad W Aref
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bisphosphonates (BPs) have long been the gold-standard anti-remodeling treatment for numerous metabolic bone diseases. Since these drugs are excreted unmetabolized through the kidney, they are not recommended for individuals with compromised kidney function due to concerns of kidney and bone toxicity. The goal of this paper is to summarize the preclinical BP work in models of kidney disease with particular focus on the bone, kidney, and vasculature. RECENT FINDINGS: Summative data exists showing positive effects on bone and vascular calcifications with minimal evidence for bone or kidney toxicity in animal models...
April 21, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432320/formation-of-cuo-nano-flowered-surfaces-via-submerged-photo-synthesis-of-crystallites-and-their-antimicrobial-activity
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Fumika Nishino, Melbert Jeem, Lihua Zhang, Kazumasa Okamoto, Satoshi Okabe, Seiichi Watanabe
We report the fabrication of flower-like CuO nanostructured surfaces via submerged photo-synthesis of crystallites (SPSC), which requires only UV illumination in neutral water. In this paper, we discuss the reaction mechanism of the photochemical formation of the SPSC-fabricated CuO nanostructures in detail based on surface microstructural analyses and a radiation-chemical consideration with additional gamma-ray irradiation. Since the SPSC method for surface nanostructural fabrication can work at low temperatures at atmospheric pressure without using harmful substances, it is a potential fabrication method for green nanotechnology applications...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432196/the-case-against-libertarian-arguments-for-compulsory-vaccination
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Justin Bernstein
In a recent paper in this journal, Jason Brennan correctly notes that libertarians struggle to justify a policy of compulsory vaccination. The most straightforward argument that justifies compulsory vaccination is that such a policy promotes welfare. But libertarians cannot make this argument because they claim that the state is justified only in protecting negative rights, not in promoting welfare. I consider two representative libertarian attempts to justify compulsory vaccination, and I argue that such arguments are unsuccessful...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431554/a-need-to-accelerate-health-research-productivity-in-an-african-university-the-case-of-makerere-university-college-of-health-sciences
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Damalie Nakanjako, Dickens Akena, Dan K Kaye, James Tumwine, Elialilia Okello, Annettee Nakimuli, Andrew Kambugu, Hazel McCullough, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Moses R Kamya, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) has taken strides in research and training to improve healthcare through collaborative training and research programs. However, there is limited data on the trends of MakCHS faculty contributions to research and on faculty growth to take leading roles in health research. This paper reviews MakCHS faculty research publications over 15.5 years and outlines possible strategies to enhance faculty research outputs...
April 21, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431451/-experience-with-the-hind-foot-relaxation-boot
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Hans Zwipp, Michael Borrmann, Eberhard Walter
The goal of this paper is to report our experience with hindfoot fractures using our specially developed boot, with a follow-up of 557 cases. This boot works like the well-known Allgöwer-Röck ortheses (ARO), but is a hybrid between a boot and an orthesis. It allows full weightbearing without using crutches and completely protects an acutely operated hind foot fracture, hind foot arthrodesis or a hind foot fracture which is suitable for conservative treatment. In its first generation, this boot was custom made and used in 408 cases, from March 1999 to February 2011...
April 21, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430779/a-coevolution-analysis-for-identifying-protein-protein-interactions-by-fourier-transform
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Changchuan Yin, Stephen S-T Yau
Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) play key roles in life processes, such as signal transduction, transcription regulations, and immune response, etc. Identification of PPIs enables better understanding of the functional networks within a cell. Common experimental methods for identifying PPIs are time consuming and expensive. However, recent developments in computational approaches for inferring PPIs from protein sequences based on coevolution theory avoid these problems. In the coevolution theory model, interacted proteins may show coevolutionary mutations and have similar phylogenetic trees...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430536/casting-light-on-an-occultation-in-the-iahpc-position-paper-on-palliative-care-and-assisted-dying
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Jan L Bernheim, Gert Huysmans, Arsène Mullie, Marc Desmet, Paul Vanden Berghe, Robert Vander Stichele, Luc Deliens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430404/understanding-asexual-identity-as-a-means-to-facilitate-culturally-competent-care-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Catriona Jones, Mark Hayter, Julie Jomeen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to provide a contemporary overview of asexuality and the implications this has for health care practice. BACKGROUND: Individuals belonging to sexual minority groups face many barriers in accessing appropriate health care. The term 'sexual minority group' is usually used to refer to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals. Anecdotal and research evidence suggests that those who identify as asexual have similar poor experiences...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430254/lensless-wide-field-single-shot-imaging-through-turbid-media-based-on-object-modulated-speckles
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Pengfei Wu, Zi Liang, Xing Zhao, Lei Su, Lipei Song
The need to image objects through light-scattering materials is common in a range of applications. Different methods have been investigated to acquire the image of the object when diffusers are presented. In this paper, we demonstrate the object reconstruction with single-shot imaging based on the correlography principle and phase retrieval algorithm with coherent illumination. We prove the possibility of reconstructing positive and negative objects in both transmission and reflection modes with collimated and scattered light...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430246/method-of-calculation-of-internal-parameters-of-liquid-lens
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Antonín Mikš, Jiří Novák
This paper is focused on the problem of determination of internal parameters of a fluidic lens composed of two immiscible liquids of different refractive index, which form a tunable refractive interface for changing the focal length of a lens. Formulas are derived for calculation of a radius of curvature of the internal interface between two liquids and refractive indices of liquids using the measurements of the focal length of the lens, positions of focal points, and transverse spherical aberration of the lens...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430229/light-scattering-from-normal-and-cervical-cancer-cells
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Xiaogang Lin, Nan Wan, Lingdong Weng, Yong Zhou
The light scattering characteristic plays a very important role in optic imaging and diagnostic applications. For optical detection of the cell, cell scattering characteristics have an extremely vital role. In this paper, we use the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) algorithm to simulate the propagation and scattering of light in biological cells. The two-dimensional scattering cell models were set up based on the FDTD algorithm. The cell models of normal cells and cancerous cells were established, and the shapes of organelles, such as mitochondria, were elliptical...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430218/scattering-of-one-dimensional-airy-beam-light-sheet-with-finite-energy-by-a-sphere
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Zhaolou Cao, Chunjie Zhai
A one-dimensional Airy beam light sheet has the advantage of nondiffraction and self-reconstruction after encountering particles. The angular scattering of an Airy beam by a homogeneous sphere is numerically studied in this paper using Mie theory and a plane-wave spectrum method. The effects of sphere radius, refractive index, beam width, and sphere position on the angular distribution of scattering light are simulated. Correlation coefficients are employed to investigate whether Airy beam scattering can be approximated to be plane-wave scattering for computational efficiency...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430153/a-novel-method-of-localization-for-moving-objects-with-an-alternating-magnetic-field
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Xiang Gao, Shenggang Yan, Bin Li
Magnetic detection technology has wide applications in the fields of geological exploration, biomedical treatment, wreck removal and localization of unexploded ordinance. A large number of methods have been developed to locate targets with static magnetic fields, however, the relation between the problem of localization of moving objectives with alternating magnetic fields and the localization with a static magnetic field is rarely studied. A novel method of target localization based on coherent demodulation was proposed in this paper...
April 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430146/a-new-method-for-single-epoch-ambiguity-resolution-with-indoor-pseudolite-positioning
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Xin Li, Peng Zhang, Jiming Guo, Jinling Wang, Weining Qiu
Ambiguity resolution (AR) is crucial for high-precision indoor pseudolite positioning. Due to the existing characteristics of the pseudolite positioning system, such as the geometry structure of the stationary pseudolite which is consistently invariant, the indoor signal is easy to interrupt and the first order linear truncation error cannot be ignored, and a new AR method based on the idea of the ambiguity function method (AFM) is proposed in this paper. The proposed method is a single-epoch and nonlinear method that is especially well-suited for indoor pseudolite positioning...
April 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429950/-can-robotic-rectal-cancer-surgery-improve-quality-of-total-mesorectal-excision
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D Langer, I Tučková, J Kalvach, M Ryska
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME) in the 1980s was pivotal in the surgical treatment for rectal carcinoma (RC). Routinely applied TME led to a significant reduction in the incidence of local recurrences. The purpose of our paper is to present the results of our non-randomized study comparing prospectively acquired data from radical resection / rectal extirpation using classic open access, laparoscopy and da Vinci robotic system. METHOD: The study group included 116 patients with RC who underwent radical surgical treatment between 1/2014-12/2016, after which the collected resection specimens were assessed in pathology laboratories of the referring hospital using the Quirkes protocol...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429867/health-related-quality-of-life-questionnaires-in-individuals-with-haemophilia-a-systematic-review-of-their-measurement-properties
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REVIEW
P F Limperg, C B Terwee, N L Young, V E Price, S C Gouw, M Peters, M A Grootenhuis, V Blanchette, L Haverman
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of health related quality of life (HRQOL) is essential for a full assessment of the influence of an illness on patients' lives. The aim of this paper is to critically appraise and compare the measurement properties of HRQOL questionnaires studied in haemophilia. METHODS: Bibliographic databases (Embase, Medline, Cinahl and PsycInfo) were searched for articles evaluating measurement properties of HRQOL questionnaires in haemophilia. Articles were excluded that did not report HRQOL measurement properties, or when <50% of the study population had haemophilia...
April 21, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
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