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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103404/hermeneutic-phenomenological-analysis-the-possibility-beyond-actuality-in-thematic-analysis
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Ken H M Ho, Vico C L Chiang, Doris Leung
AIMS: This paper discusses the ways researchers may become open to manifold interpretations of lived experience through thematic analysis that follows the tradition of hermeneutic phenomenology. BACKGROUND: Martin Heidegger's thinking about historical contexts of understandings and the notions of 'alētheia' and 'techne' disclose what he called meaning of lived experience, as the 'unchanging Being of changing beings'. While these notions remain central to hermeneutic phenomenological research, novice phenomenologists usually face the problem of how to incorporate these philosophical tenets into thematic analysis...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100560/prevalence-impact-and-cost-of-multimorbidity-in-a-cohort-of-people-with-chronic-pain-in-ireland-a-study-protocol
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Brian W Slattery, Laura O'Connor, Stephanie Haugh, Christopher P Dwyer, Siobhan O'Higgins, Line Caes, Jonathan Egan, Brian E McGuire
INTRODUCTION: Multimorbidity (MM) refers to the coexistence of two or more chronic conditions within one person, where no one condition is considered primary. As populations age and healthcare provision improves, MM is becoming increasingly common and poses a challenge to the single morbidity approach to illness management, usually adopted by healthcare systems. Indeed, recent research has shown that 66.2% of the people in primary care in Ireland are living with MM. Healthcare usage and cost is significantly associated with MM, and additional chronic conditions lead to exponential increases in service usage and financial costs, and decreases in physical and mental well-being...
January 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100464/six-month-market-exclusivity-extensions-to-promote-research-offer-substantial-returns-for-many-drug-makers
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Aaron S Kesselheim, Benjamin N Rome, Ameet Sarpatwari, Jerry Avorn
To incentivize pharmaceutical manufacturers to invest in areas of unmet medical need, policy makers frequently propose extending the market exclusivity period of desired drugs. Some such proposals are modeled after the pediatric exclusivity patent extension program, which since 1997 has provided six additional months of market exclusivity for drugs studied in children. The most recent proposal would encourage rare disease research by providing six months of extended exclusivity for any existing drug that is granted subsequent FDA approval for a new rare disease indication...
January 18, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100103/systematic-review-of-genetic-risk-factors-for-sustaining-a-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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William Panenka, Andrew Gardner, Michael Dretsch, Gogce Crynen, Fiona C Crawford, Grant L Iverson
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review examined the association between genetics and risk for sustaining a traumatic brain injury. METHODS: Articles published in English from 1980 to July 2016 obtained from the online databases PubMed, PsycINFO®, MEDLINE®, EMBASE, and Web of Science. RESULTS: 5,903 articles were identified, 77 underwent full-text screening, and six were included in this review. Five studies examined the risk of concussion associated with Apolipoprotein E alleles (APOE-ε2 ,ε3 ,ε4,), and polymorphisms of the APOE promoter (rs405509), Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF, rs6265), and Dopamine Receptor D2 (DRD2, rs1800497) were each considered in two studies...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099310/national-institutes-of-health-funding-to-departments-of-orthopaedic-surgery-at-u-s-medical-schools
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Jason Silvestre, Jaimo Ahn, L Scott Levin
BACKGROUND: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest supporter of biomedical research in the U.S., yet its contribution to orthopaedic research is poorly understood. In this study, we analyzed the portfolio of NIH funding to departments of orthopaedic surgery at U.S. medical schools. METHODS: The NIH RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) database was queried for NIH grants awarded to departments of orthopaedic surgery in 2014. Funding totals were determined for award mechanisms and NIH institutes...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099238/evaluation-of-the-new-north-carolina-burn-registry
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Lori Chrisco, Debbie Travers, Ernest J Grant
High-quality burn registries can facilitate best practices in burn treatment, patient education, and research. A new burn registry was designed and implemented at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in June 2013. The primary goals for the design of the new North Carolina (NC) burn registry were to improve reporting to the American Burn Association's National Burn Repository while maintaining current functionality and preserving previously collected data. The objective of this evaluation was to review the literature for best practices in designing a disease registry, benchmark the design of the NC burn registry with the best practices identified in the literature, and compare data quality before and after implementation of the new NC burn registry...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099190/coagulation-imbalance-and-neurocognitive-functioning-in-older-hiv-adults-on-suppressive-antiretroviral-therapy
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Jessica L Montoya, Jennifer Iudicello, Hannah A Oppenheim, Pariya L Fazeli, Michael Potter, Qing Ma, Paul J Mills, Ronald J Ellis, Igor Grant, Scott L Letendre, David J Moore
OBJECTIVES: To compare plasma biomarkers of coagulation between HIV-infected individuals and HIV-uninfected controls and to assess the impact of disturbances in coagulation on neurocognitive functioning in HIV. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 66 antiretroviral therapy-treated virally suppressed HIV-infected and 34 HIV-uninfected older (≥50 years of age) adults. METHODS: Participants completed standardized neurobehavioral and neuromedical assessments...
January 17, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098951/lessons-learned-from-a-practice-based-multisite-intervention-study-with-nurse-participants
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Christopher R Friese, Kari Mendelsohn-Victor, Pamela Ginex, Carol M McMahon, Alex J Fauer, Marjorie C McCullagh
PURPOSE: To identify challenges and solutions to the efficient conduct of a multisite, practice-based randomized controlled trial to improve nurses' adherence to personal protective equipment use in ambulatory oncology settings. DESIGN: The Drug Exposure Feedback and Education for Nurses' Safety (DEFENS) study is a clustered, randomized, controlled trial. Participating sites are randomized to Web-based feedback on hazardous drug exposures in the sites plus tailored messages to address barriers versus a control intervention of a Web-based continuing education video...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093458/single-cell-gene-expression-analysis-reveals-diversity-among-human-spermatogonia
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N Neuhaus, J Yoon, N Terwort, S Kliesch, J Seggewiss, A Huge, R Voss, S Schlatt, R V Grindberg, H R Schöler
STUDY QUESTION: Is the molecular profile of human spermatogonia homogeneous or heterogeneous when analysed at the single-cell level? SUMMARY ANSWER: Heterogeneous expression profiles may be a key characteristic of human spermatogonia, supporting the existence of a heterogeneous stem cell population. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Despite the fact that many studies have sought to identify specific markers for human spermatogonia, the molecular fingerprint of these cells remains hitherto unknown...
January 15, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093017/the-bone-health-team
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Phillip T Lawrence, Marissa P Grotzke, Yanina Rosenblum, Richard E Nelson, Joanne LaFleur, Karla L Miller, Junjie Ma, Grant W Cannon
BACKGROUND: Significant improvements in secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures have been noted with fracture liaison services. However, similar models for the primary prevention of such fractures have not been reported. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of a Bone Health Team (BHT) on osteoporosis screening and treatment rates in U.S. veterans in primary care practices. DESIGN: Historical cohort study of a primary care-based intervention of a BHT from February 2013 to February 2015...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092778/electrocortical-consequences-of-image-processing-the-influence-of-working-memory-load-and-worry
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Evan J White, DeMond M Grant
Research suggests that worry precludes emotional processing as well as biases attentional processes. Although there is burgeoning evidence for the relationship between executive functioning and worry, more research in this area is needed. A recent theory suggests one mechanism for the negative effects of worry on neural indicators of attention may be working memory load, however few studies have examined this directly. The goal of the current study was to document the influence of both visual and verbal working memory load and worry on attention allocation during processing of emotional images in a cued image paradigm...
January 10, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090730/opinions-and-potential-solutions-regarding-dissemination-bias-from-funding-agencies-of-biomedical-research-in-europe
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Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Gerard Urrútia, Joerg J Meerpohl, Ana Marušić, Elizabeth Wager, Xavier Bonfill
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Several studies have found that about half of research results from clinical trials are never published. Until now, there has been little information on the views that funding agencies of biomedical research in Europe have regarding this issue and its possible solutions. METHODS: An electronic survey was conducted among funding agencies from 34 European countries. Participants were asked about their opinions, policies, and potential solutions regarding dissemination bias...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090703/differentiation-of-islet-progenitors-regulated-by-nicotinamide-into-transcriptome-verified-%C3%AE-cells-that-ameliorate-diabetes
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Fang-Xu Jiang, Kevin Li, Michael Archer, Munish Mehta, Emma Jamieson, Adrian Charles, Jan E Dickinson, Masahito Matsumoto, Grant Morahan
Developmental stage-specific differentiation of stem or progenitor cells into safe and functional cells is of fundamental importance in regenerative medicine, including β-cell replacement. However, the differentiation of islet progenitor cells (IPCs) into insulin-secreting β cells remains elusive. Here, we report that the multi-functional molecule nicotinamide (NIC) is a specific differentiation regulator of mouse IPCs. The differentiated cells regulated by NIC exhibited many characteristics of adult β cells, including ameliorating preclinical diabetes and a highly comparable transcriptome profile...
January 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090445/population-reference-range-for-developmental-lumbar-spinal-canal-size
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James F Griffith, Junbin Huang, Sheung-Wai Law, Fan Xiao, Jason Chi Shun Leung, Defeng Wang, Lin Shi
BACKGROUND: Considerable variability exists in normal developmental lumbar spinal canal size. This impacts the likelihood of neural compromise. Spinal canal development is complete by 17 years. As diseases incurred thereafter do not knowingly affect the developmental size of the spinal canal, it is reasonable to use a selected population undergoing abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT) examination to determine developmental lumbar spinal canal size. METHODS: Study approval was granted by the Clinical Research Ethics Committee...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088983/the-epigenetic-basis-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-aging
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REVIEW
Ashley Kramer, Grant A Challen
Highly proliferative tissues such as the gut, skin, and bone marrow lose millions of cells each day to normal attrition and challenge from different biological adversities. To achieve a lifespan beyond the longevity of individual cell types, tissue-specific stem cells sustain these tissues throughout the life of a human. For example, the lifespan of erythrocytes is about 100 days and adults make about two million new erythrocytes every second. A small pool of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in the bone marrow is responsible for the lifetime maintenance of these populations...
January 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088363/seasonal-variations-of-u-s-mortality-rates-roles-of-solar-ultraviolet-b-doses-vitamin-d-gene-exp-ression-and-infections
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REVIEW
William B Grant, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, Barbara J Boucher
Death rates in the U.S. show a pronounced seasonality. The broad seasonal variation shows about 25% higher death rates in winter than in summer with an additional few percent increase associated with the Christmas and New Year's holidays. A pronounced increase in death rates also starts in mid-September, shortly after the school year begins. The causes of death with large contributions to the observed seasonality include diseases of the circulatory system; the respiratory system; the digestive system; and endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086792/irish-general-practitioner-attitudes-toward-decriminalisation-and-medical-use-of-cannabis-results-from-a-national-survey
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Des Crowley, Claire Collins, Ide Delargy, Eamon Laird, Marie Claire Van Hout
BACKGROUND: Governmental debate in Ireland on the de facto decriminalisation of cannabis and legalisation for medical use is ongoing. A cannabis-based medicinal product (Sativex®) has recently been granted market authorisation in Ireland. This unique study aimed to investigate Irish general practitioner (GP) attitudes toward decriminalisation of cannabis and assess levels of support for use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP). METHODS: General practitioners in the Irish College of General Practitioner (ICGP) database were invited to complete an online survey...
January 13, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080221/molecular-mechanisms-of-antisense-oligonucleotides
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Stanley T Crooke
In 1987, when I became interested in the notion of antisense technology, I returned to my roots in RNA biochemistry and began work to understand how oligonucleotides behave in biological systems. Since 1989, my research has focused primarily on this topic, although I have been involved in most areas of research in antisense technology. I believe that the art of excellent science is to frame large important questions that are perhaps not immediately answerable with existing knowledge and methods, and then conceive a long-term (multiyear) research strategy that begins by answering the most pressing answerable questions on the path to the long-term goals...
January 12, 2017: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079902/phenx-measures-for-phenotyping-rare-genetic-conditions
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Michael Phillips, Tracey Grant, Philip Giampietro, Joann Bodurtha, Rodolfo Valdez, Deborah R Maiese, Tabitha Hendershot, Sharon F Terry, Carol M Hamilton
INTRODUCTION: The PhenX Toolkit, an online resource of well-established measures of phenotypes and exposures, now has 16 new measures recommended for assessing rare genetic conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: These measures and their protocols were selected by a working group of domain experts with input from the scientific community. RESULTS: The measures, which cover life stages from birth through adulthood, include clinical scales, characterization of rare genetic conditions, bioassays, and questionnaires...
January 12, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078980/bioremediation-of-toxic-heavy-metals-a-patent-review
#20
Neelam Verma, Rajni Sharma
BACKGROUND: The global industrialization is fulfilling the demands of modern population at the cost of environmental exposure to various contaminants including heavy metals. These heavy metals affect water and soil quality. Moreover these enter into the food chain and exhibit their lethal effects on the human health even when present at slightly higher concentration than required for normal metabolism. To the worst of their part, the heavy metals may become carcinogenic. Henceforth, the efficient removal of heavy metals is the demand of sustainable development...
January 11, 2017: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
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