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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633065/differential-accumulation-of-pahs-elements-and-pb-isotopes-by-five-lichen-species-from-the-athabasca-oil-sands-region-in-alberta-canada
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Joseph R Graney, Matthew S Landis, Keith J Puckett, William B Studabaker, Eric S Edgerton, Allan H Legge, Kevin E Percy
A 2014 case study investigated the relative accumulation efficiency of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), total sulfur (S), total nitrogen (N), major and minor elements and Pb isotopes in five common lichen species at three boreal forest sites in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) in northeastern Alberta, Canada to identify the optimum lichen species for future biomonitoring. Differences in concentrations of PAHs, multiple elements, and Pb isotopes in fruticose (Bryoria furcellata, Cladina mitis, Evernia mesomorpha) and foliose (Hypogymnia physodes and Tuckermannopsis americana) lichens were found along a 100 km distance gradient from the primary oil sands operations...
June 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632287/randomized-trials-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-a-new-extension-of-the-consort-statement
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Klaus Linde, Benno Brinkhaus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 27, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632286/consort-extension-for-chinese-herbal-medicine-formulas-2017-recommendations-explanation-and-elaboration-traditional-chinese-version
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Chung-Wah Cheng, Tai-Xiang Wu, Hong-Cai Shang, You-Ping Li, Douglas G Altman, David Moher, Zhao-Xiang Bian
Editors' Note: This article is the traditional Chinese version of the CONSORT Extension for Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas 2017: Recommendations, Explanation, and Elaboration. (Cheng C, Wu T, Shang H, Li, Y, Altman D, Moher D; CONSORT-CHM Formulas 2017 Group. CONSORT Extension for Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas 2017: Recommendations, Explanation, and Elaboration. Ann Intern Med. 2017. [Epub 27 June 2017]. doi:10.7326/M16-2977).
June 27, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632282/consort-extension-for-chinese-herbal-medicine-formulas-2017-recommendations-explanation-and-elaboration
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Chung-Wah Cheng, Tai-Xiang Wu, Hong-Cai Shang, You-Ping Li, Douglas G Altman, David Moher, Zhao-Xiang Bian
Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) formulas are the major components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) interventions. The general reporting quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of CHM formulas is disappointing, although CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement extensions for herbal medicinal interventions and acupuncture interventions are available. A group of TCM clinical experts, methodologists, epidemiologists, and editors has developed this CONSORT Extension for CHM Formulas (CONSORT-CHM Formulas 2017) through a comprehensive process, including publication of the draft version, solicitation of comments, revision, and finalization...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632281/consort-extension-for-chinese-herbal-medicine-formulas-2017-recommendations-explanation-and-elaboration-simplified-chinese-version
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Chung-Wah Cheng, Tai-Xiang Wu, Hong-Cai Shang, You-Ping Li, Douglas G Altman, David Moher, Zhao-Xiang Bian
Editors' Note: This article is the simplified Chinese version of the CONSORT Extension for Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas 2017: Recommendations, Explanation, and Elaboration. (Cheng C, Wu T, Shang H, Li, Y, Altman D, Moher D; CONSORT-CHM Formulas 2017 Group. CONSORT Extension for Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas 2017: Recommendations, Explanation, and Elaboration. Ann Intern Med. 2017. [Epub 27 June 2017]. doi:10.7326/M16-2977).
June 27, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630973/consort-statement-for-randomized-trials-of-nonpharmacologic-treatments-a-2017-update-and-a-consort-extension-for-nonpharmacologic-trial-abstracts
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Isabelle Boutron, Douglas G Altman, David Moher, Kenneth F Schulz, Philippe Ravaud
Incomplete and inadequate reporting is an avoidable waste that reduces the usefulness of research. The CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement is an evidence-based reporting guideline that aims to improve research transparency and reduce waste. In 2008, the CONSORT Group developed an extension to the original statement that addressed methodological issues specific to trials of nonpharmacologic treatments (NPTs), such as surgery, rehabilitation, or psychotherapy. This article describes an update of that extension and presents an extension for reporting abstracts of NPT trials...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617634/dramatic-fighting-by-male-cuttlefish-for-a-female-mate
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Justine J Allen, Derya Akkaynak, Alexandra K Schnell, Roger T Hanlon
Male cuttlefish compete for females with a repertoire of visually dramatic behaviors. Laboratory experiments have explored this system in Sepia officinalis, but corroborative field data have eluded collection attempts by many researchers. While scuba diving in Turkey, we fortuitously filmed an intense sequence of consort/intruder behaviors in which the consort lost and then regained his female mate from the intruder. These agonistic bouts escalated in stages, leading to fast dramatic expression of the elaborate intense zebra display and culminating in biting and inking as the intruder male attempted a forced copulation of the female...
July 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606893/young-people-adult-worries-randomized-controlled-trial-and-feasibility-study-of-the-internet-based-self-support-method-feel-the-vibe-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-exposed-to-family-violence
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Karin van Rosmalen-Nooijens, Sylvie Lo Fo Wong, Judith Prins, Toine Lagro-Janssen
BACKGROUND: Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) are of special interest in a group of children exposed to family violence (FV). Past-year prevalence of exposure to FV is known to be highest in AYAs and has severe consequences. Peer support is an effective approach to behavior change and the Internet is considered suitable as a mode of delivery. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate both effectiveness and feasibility of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and feasibility study of the Internet-based self-support method "Feel the ViBe" (FtV) using mixed-methods approach to fully understand the strengths and weaknesses of a new intervention...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591061/effects-of-elastic-resistance-exercise-on-body-composition-and-physical-capacity-in-older-women-with-sarcopenic-obesity-a-consort-compliant-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chun-De Liao, Jau-Yih Tsauo, Li-Fong Lin, Shih-Wei Huang, Jan-Wen Ku, Lin-Chuan Chou, Tsan-Hon Liou
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is associated with loss of muscle mass and an increased risk of physical disability in elderly people. However, the prevalence of sarcopenia has increased in obese elderly populations. The purpose of this study was to identify the clinical efficacy of elastic resistance exercise training (RET) in patients with sarcopenic obesity. METHODS: This study was conducted at the rehabilitation center of a university-based teaching hospital and was designed as a prospective and randomized controlled trial with an intention-to-treat analysis...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590949/quantitative-assessment-of-statistical-reviews-of-patient-safety-research-articles
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Jeffrey R Daniels, Franklin Dexter, Jennifer L Espy, Sorin J Brull
OBJECTIVES: For 8.5 consecutive years, all patient safety articles of a journal underwent statistical review before publication. We sought to establish the prevalence of statistical themes in the statistical reviews, consideration of contemporary statistical methods, and their associations with time to journal receipt of authors' revision. METHODS: An initial set of statistical themes was created using the statistical editor's notes. For example, for the statistical theme of "CONSORT checklist," the search term needed was "CONSORT...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586958/reporting-quality-of-randomized-controlled-trials-evaluating-combined-chemoradiotherapy-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Yu-Pei Chen, Lei Chen, Wen-Fei Li, Anne W M Lee, Jan B Vermorken, Joseph Wee, Brian O'Sullivan, Avraham Eisbruch, Jin-Ching Lin, Hai-Qiang Mai, Li Zhang, Ying Guo, Ai-Hua Lin, Ying Sun, Jun Ma
PURPOSE: To comprehensively assess the reporting quality of randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), and to identify significant predictors of quality. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Two investigators searched MEDLINE and EMBASE for RCTs published between January 1988 and December 2015 that assessed the effect of combined chemoradiotherapy for NPC. The overall quality of each report was assessed using a 28-point overall quality score (OQS) based on the 2010 Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577106/effect-of-stimulation-of-neurotransmitter-systems-on-heart-rate-variability-and-%C3%AE-adrenergic-responsiveness-of-erythrocytes-in-outbred-rats
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E V Kur'yanova, A V Tryasuchev, V O Stupin, D L Teplyi
We studied heart rate variability and β-adrenergic responsiveness of erythrocytes and changes in these parameters in response to single administration of β-adrenoblocker propranolol (2 mg/kg) in outbred male rats against the background of activation of the noradrenergic, serotonergic, and dopaminergic neurotransmitter systems achieved by 4-fold injections maprotiline (10 mg/kg), 5-hydroxytryptophan (50 mg/kg) combined with fluoxetine (3 mg/kg), and L-DOPA (20 mg/kg) with amantadine (20 mg/kg), respectively...
May 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571563/the-design-and-development-of-a-complex-multifactorial-falls-assessment-intervention-for-falls-prevention-the-prevention-of-falls-injury-trial-prefit
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Julie Bruce, Shvaita Ralhan, Ray Sheridan, Katharine Westacott, Emma Withers, Susanne Finnegan, John Davison, Finbarr C Martin, Sarah E Lamb
BACKGROUND: This paper describes the design and development of a complex multifactorial falls prevention (MFFP) intervention for implementation and testing within the framework of a large UK-based falls prevention randomised controlled trial (RCT). METHODS: A complex intervention was developed for inclusion within the Prevention of Falls Injury Trial (PreFIT), a multicentre pragmatic RCT. PreFIT aims to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of three alternative primary care falls prevention interventions (advice, exercise and MFFP), on outcomes of fractures and falls...
June 1, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566206/quality-of-reporting-for-randomized-controlled-trials-in-the-hypospadias-literature-where-do-we-stand
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Luis H Braga, Melissa McGrath, Bethany Easterbrook, Kizanee Jegatheeswaran, Linnea Mauro, Armando J Lorenzo
INTRODUCTION: To assess the quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the hypospadias literature using the 2010 Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement. It was hypothesized that hypospadias RCTs that contained clear descriptions of key methodological items, allocation concealment, blinding, and sample size justification would have higher overall quality of reporting scores (OQS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search was conducted through MEDLINE to identify RCTs in hypospadias surgical techniques and postoperative management during the period 1990-2014...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562541/preoperative-flap-site-injection-with-ropivacaine-and-epinephrine-in-baba-robotic-and-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-safely-reduces-postoperative-pain-a-consort-compliant-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-study-pain-brekor-trial
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Joon-Hyop Lee, Yong Joon Suh, Ra-Yeong Song, Jin Wook Yi, Hyeong Won Yu, Hyungju Kwon, June Young Choi, Kyu Eun Lee
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials on bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) thyroidectomy show that levobupivacaine and ropivacaine significantly reduce postoperative pain, but they focused on BABA robotic thyroidectomy only and did not identify specific sites of significant pain relief. Our objective was to assess the pain reduction at various sites and safety of ropivacaine-epinephrine flap injection in BABA thyroidectomy. METHODS: This prospective double-blinded randomized controlled trial was conducted in compliance with the revised CONSORT statement (ClinicalTrials...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556095/the-microbiota-of-diapause-how-host-microbe-associations-are-formed-after-dormancy-in-an-aquatic-crustacean
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Alexandra A Mushegian, Jean-Claude Walser, Karen E Sullam, Dieter Ebert
1.A critical question in symbiosis research is where and how organisms obtain beneficial microbial symbionts in different ecological contexts. Microbiota of juveniles are often derived directly from their mother or from the immediate environment. The origin of beneficial symbionts, however, is less obvious in organisms with diapause and dispersal stages, such as plants with dormant seeds and animals in ephemeral or strongly seasonal habitats. In these cases, parents and offspring are separated in time and space, which may affect opportunities for both vertical and horizontal transmission of symbionts...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542285/educating-early-childhood-care-and-education-providers-to-improve-knowledge-and-attitudes-about-reporting-child-maltreatment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ben Mathews, Chengwu Yang, Erik B Lehman, Claudia Mincemoyer, Nicole Verdiglione, Benjamin H Levi
Early childhood care and education providers (CCPs) work with over 7 million young children. These children are vulnerable to physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. However, CCPs make less than 1% of all reports of suspected child abuse and neglect that are made to child protective services. CCPs are therefore an untapped resource in the public health response to child maltreatment. However, their knowledge and attitudes about duties to report child maltreatment are poorly understood. Moreover, no rigorous research has tested whether their knowledge and attitudes about reporting child maltreatment can be improved...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539993/effectiveness-of-non-pharmacological-interventions-on-stereotyped-and-repetitive-behaviors-of-pre-school-children-with-autism-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hadi Zarafshan, Maryam Salmanian, Soudeh Aghamohammadi, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi, Seyed-Ali Mostafavi
INTRODUCTION: The present study aimed to review the literature on non-pharmacological interventions used to treat stereotyped and repetitive behaviors by a systematic method. METHODS: Two authors independently performed a search strategy on Medline/PubMed, Scopus and PsycINFO on English articles published up to April 23, 2014 with relevant search keywords. We also reviewed the bibliographies of retrieved articles and conference proceedings to obtain additional citations and references...
March 2017: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538393/a-comparison-of-extraluminal-and-intraluminal-use-of-the-uniblocker-in-left-thoracic-surgery-a-consort-compliant-article
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Zhuo Liu, WenSheng He, QianQian Jia, XiaoChun Yang, ShuJuan Liang, XiuLi Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety issues concerning extraluminal use of the Uniblocker for one-lung ventilation (OLV) in the left thoracic surgery. METHODS: Forty patients undergoing elective left thoracic surgery were included in this study, and all patients were randomly allocated to extraluminal use of Uniblocker group (E group, n = 20) or intraluminal use of Uniblocker group (I group, n = 20). Time for intubation, time for verification of the correct position of Uniblocker, incidence of Uniblocker displacement, index of pulmonary collapse, mean arterial pressure, heart rate, peak airway pressure, oxygen saturation in two-lung ventilation, and 30 minutes after OLV, bronchial damage after OLV, sore throat, and hoarseness postoperative were recorded...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538360/consort-may-stereotactic-intracavity-administration-of-antibiotics-shorten-the-course-of-systemic-antibiotic-therapy-for-brain-abscesses
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Xin Yu, Rui Liu, Yaming Wang, Hulin Zhao, Jinhui Chen, Jianning Zhang, Chenhao Hu
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in surgical techniques in the management of the brain abscess, continuous systemic long-term antibiotics are necessary and crucial. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of intracavity administration of high-dose antibiotics on the course of antibiotic therapy. METHODS: Between 2003 and 2013, 55 patients with bacterial brain abscesses (83 abscesses) were treated with stereotactic aspiration and intracavity injection of high-dose antibiotics combined with a short course systemic antibiotic therapy...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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