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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678229/the-use-of-serological-tests-in-combination-with-the-intradermal-tuberculin-test-maximizes-the-detection-of-tuberculosis-infected-goats
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Javier Bezos, Álvaro Roy, José Antonio Infantes-Lorenzo, Isabel González, Ángel Venteo, Beatriz Romero, Anna Grau, Olga Mínguez, Lucas Domínguez, Lucía de Juan
The diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in goats is based mainly on the single and comparative intradermal tuberculin (SIT and CIT) tests and, exceptionally, on the interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) assay, however they are not perfect in terms of sensitivity and specificity. Nevertheless, various serological assays that provide a potential cost-effective approach for the control of TB are also available or under development, and a variety of results have been reported regarding the ability of these tests to detect infected animals, particularly in the early stages of infection...
May 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678156/development-and-validation-of-pozqol-a-scale-to-assess-quality-of-life-of-plhiv
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Graham Brown, Gosia Mikołajczak, Anthony Lyons, Jennifer Power, Fraser Drummond, Aaron Cogle, Brent Allan, Craig Cooper, Simon O'Connor
BACKGROUND: Advances in medical treatment for HIV are driving major changes in HIV policy and practice, including the encouragement of intake and adherence to HIV antiretroviral treatment (ART) by people living with HIV (PLHIV) for both personal and public health benefits. However, there is increasing recognition that achieving these goals will require a concurrent focus on the broader psychological and social wellbeing of PLHIV. Increasingly calls are being been made to incorporate a stronger focus on quality of life (QoL) of PLHIV into HIV prevention policy...
April 20, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677980/a-method-for-developing-standard-patient-education-program
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Carolina Bryne Lura, Sophie Misser Pallesgaard Hauch, Kirstine Rosenbeck Gøeg, Louise Pape-Haugaard
In Denmark, patients being treated on Haematology Outpatients Departments get instructed to self-manage their blood sample collection from Central Venous Catheter (CVC). However, this is a complex and risky procedure, which can jeopardize patient safety. The aim of the study was to suggest a method for developing standard digital patient education programs for patients in self-administration of blood samples drawn from CVC. The Design Science Research Paradigm was used to develop a digital patient education program, called PAVIOSY, to increase patient safety during execution of the blood sample collection procedure by using videos for teaching as well as procedural support...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677956/establishing-a-nation-wide-infrastructure-for-systematic-use-of-patient-reported-information
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Sanne Jensen, Karen Marie Lyng
In Denmark, we have set up a program to establish a nationwide infrastructure for Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) questionnaires. The effort is divided into an IT infrastructure part and a questionnaire development part. This paper describes how development and evaluation are closely knit together in the two tracks, as complexity is high in the PRO field and IT infrastructure, legal issues, various clinical workflows and the numerous stakeholders have to be taken into account concurrently. In the design process, we have thus used a participatory design approach to ensure a high level of active stakeholder involvement and capability of addressing all the relevant issues...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677031/establishing-a-hybrid-wound-and-ostomy-continuing-education-program
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Vivian K Wong
Wound and ostomy nurses receive specialty training and certification to provide care in abdominal stomas, ostomies, wounds, fistulas, and pressure injuries. The eight existing nationwide programs in 2011 were inadequate to meet increasing patient population demands. We developed an innovative nondegree, postbaccalaureate continuing wound and ostomy education program using a hybrid design. The program integrated interactive online classes with intensive onsite classes and skills training. The program has been granted seven-year accreditation; student evaluations have been positive...
May 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676948/perceptions-of-continued-smoking-and-smoking-cessation-among-patients-with-cancer
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Devon Alton, Lawson Eng, Lin Lu, Yuyao Song, Jie Su, Delaram Farzanfar, Rahul Mohan, Olivia Krys, Katie Mattina, Christopher Harper, Sophia Liu, Tom Yoannidis, Robin Milne, M Catherine Brown, Ashlee Vennettilli, Andrew J Hope, Doris Howell, Jennifer M Jones, Peter Selby, Wei Xu, David P Goldstein, Geoffrey Liu, Meredith E Giuliani
PURPOSE: Continued smoking after a cancer diagnosis leads to poorer treatment outcomes, survival, and quality of life. We evaluated the perceptions of the effects of continued smoking on quality of life, survival, and fatigue among patients with cancer after a cancer diagnosis and the effects of these perceptions on smoking cessation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with cancer from all disease subsites from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Toronto, Ontario) were surveyed between April 2014 and May 2016 for sociodemographic variables, smoking history, and perceptions of continued smoking on quality of life, survival, and fatigue...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675487/development-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-sexual-knowledge-and-attitudes-scale-for-premarital-couples-skas-pc-an-exploratory-mixed-method-study
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Zohreh Sadat, Fazlollah Ghofranipour, Seyed Ali Azin, Ali Montazeri, Azita Goshtasebi, Azam Bagheri, Elham Barati
Background: Designing a valid and reliable questionnaire that allows a fair evaluation of sexual knowledge and attitudes and develop a proper sexual educational program is necessary. Objective: The present study was designed to develop and psychometric evaluation of the sexual knowledge and attitudes scale for premarital couples. Materials and Methods: An exploratory mixed method study was conducted in two phases; in the first, in order to develop a questionnaire an item pool was generated on sexual knowledge and attitudes through focus group discussions and individual interviews...
January 2018: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674479/regionally-clustered-abcc8-polymorphisms-in-a-prospective-cohort-predict-cerebral-oedema-and-outcome-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ruchira Menka Jha, Theresa A Koleck, Ava M Puccio, David O Okonkwo, Seo-Young Park, Benjamin E Zusman, Robert S B Clark, Lori A Shutter, Jessica S Wallisch, Philip E Empey, Patrick M Kochanek, Yvette P Conley
OBJECTIVE: ABCC8 encodes sulfonylurea receptor 1, a key regulatory protein of cerebral oedema in many neurological disorders including traumatic brain injury (TBI). Sulfonylurea-receptor-1 inhibition has been promising in ameliorating cerebral oedema in clinical trials. We evaluated whether ABCC8 tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms predicted oedema and outcome in TBI. METHODS: DNA was extracted from 485 prospectively enrolled patients with severe TBI. 410 were analysed after quality control...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674329/regional-variability-in-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-practices-a-survey-of-the-southern-ontario-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-movement
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Susy S Hota, Salman Surangiwala, Aimee S Paterson, Bryan Coburn, Susan M Poutanen
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, but little guidance exists for implementation of FMT programs. The objective of this study is to describe the program characteristics and protocols of 9 planned or operating FMT programs in the Southern Ontario Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (SOFT) Movement, to help guide future FMT program implementation. METHODS: A 59-item survey was administered electronically to clinical leads of the SOFT Movement on June 2, 2016...
April 18, 2018: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674314/a-mobile-health-app-based-postnatal-educational-program-home-but-not-alone-descriptive-qualitative-study
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Shefaly Shorey, Yen Yen Yang, Cindy-Lee Dennis
BACKGROUND: The postnatal period poses numerous challenges for new parents. Various educational programs are available to support new parents during this stressful period. However, the usefulness of educational programs must be evaluated to ascertain their credibility. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this descriptive, qualitative study was to explore the views of parents of newborns with regard to the content and delivery of a mobile health (mHealth) app-based postnatal educational program...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674189/maternal-pre-eclampsia-and-long-term-offspring-health-is-there-a-shadow-cast
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REVIEW
Sarah M Goffin, José G B Derraik, Katie M Groom, Wayne S Cutfield
Pre-eclampsia is a common pregnancy disorder with important short-term complications for mother and baby. Evidence suggests pre-eclampsia also has implications for the mother beyond pregnancy, as well as long-term effects on offspring health. Limited research has linked pre-eclampsia with changes in offspring blood pressure, BMI, and stroke risk. Underpinning mechanisms are poorly understood, but developmental programming may be involved. Research in this area has been hindered by difficulties in defining pre-eclampsia and problems with study design...
February 7, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673583/novel-artificial-stool-material-for-external-quality-assurance-eqa-on-a-fecal-immunochemical-test-for-hemoglobin-fit-the-confirmed-utility-of-stable-hemoglobin-and-an-internal-standard-material
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Ryota Yasui, Miyu Yamada, Shizuka Takehara, Ikunosuke Sakurabayashi, Katsunori Watanabe
The fecal immunochemical test for hemoglobin (FIT), which detects lower gastrointestinal bleeding, is widely accepted for population-based colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs. However, the FIT screening process has not been standardized yet, and standardizing the pre-analytical phase and establishing an external quality assurance (EQA) program compliant with ISO requirements is urgently needed. Although there have been various attempts to establish EQA materials suitable for FIT, no materials have yet been reported to have sufficient uniformity and acceptable immunochemical stability of hemoglobin (Hb)...
April 16, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673580/the-long-term-effects-of-cocaine-use-on-cognitive-functioning-a-systematic-critical-review
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REVIEW
Kirsten M Frazer, Qwynten Richards, Diana R Keith
BACKGROUND: The predominant view of chronic cocaine use maintains that it causes a broad range of cognitive deficits. However, concerns about the possibly deleterious impact of cocaine on cognitive functioning have yet to be thoroughly vetted. This review addresses the impact of cocaine use on such cognitive domains as executive function, memory, language, and psychomotor speed. Additionally, relevant neuroimaging data is considered to understand the neural basis underlying cocaine-related effects on cognitive functioning...
April 16, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672630/nonclinical-comparability-studies-of-recombinant-human-arylsulfatase-a-addressing-manufacturing-process-changes
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Teresa Wright, Aiqun Li, Jason Lotterhand, Anne-Renee Graham, Yan Huang, Nancy Avila, Jing Pan
Recombinant human arylsulfatase A (rhASA) is in clinical development for the treatment of patients with metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD). Manufacturing process changes were introduced to improve robustness and efficiency, resulting in higher levels of mannose-6-phosphate and sialic acid in post-change (process B) compared with pre-change (process A) rhASA. A nonclinical comparability program was conducted to compare process A and process B rhASA. All doses were administered intrathecally. Pharmacodynamic comparability was evaluated in immunotolerant MLD mice, using immunohistochemical staining of lysosomal-associated membrane protein-1 (LAMP-1)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672558/the-effects-of-unexpected-mechanical-perturbations-during-treadmill-walking-on-spatiotemporal-gait-parameters-and-the-dynamic-stability-measures-by-which-to-quantify-postural-response
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Forough Madehkhaksar, Jochen Klenk, Kim Sczuka, Katharina Gordt, Itshak Melzer, Michael Schwenk
Most falls occur after a loss of balance following an unexpected perturbation such as a slip or a trip. Greater understanding of how humans control and maintain stability during perturbed walking may help to develop appropriate fall prevention programs. The aim of this study was to examine changes in spatiotemporal gait and stability parameters in response to sudden mechanical perturbations in medio-lateral (ML) and anterior-posterior (AP) direction during treadmill walking. Moreover, we aimed to evaluate which parameters are most representative to quantify postural recovery responses...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672475/suicidal-ideation-and-attempts-among-students-in-grades-8-10-and-12-utah-2015
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Marissa L Zwald, Francis B Annor, Amanda Wilkinson, Mike Friedrichs, Anna Fondario, Angela C Dunn, Allyn Nakashima, Leah K Gilbert, Asha Ivey-Stephenson
Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among youths are important public health concerns in Utah, where the suicide rate among youths consistently exceeds the national rate and has been increasing for nearly a decade (1). In March 2017, CDC was invited to assist the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) with an investigation to characterize the epidemiology of fatal and nonfatal suicidal behaviors and identify risk and protective factors associated with these behaviors, among youths aged 10-17 years. This report presents findings related to nonfatal suicidal behaviors among Utah youths...
April 20, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672447/effects-of-human-papillomavirus-awareness-and-knowledge-on-psychological-state-of-women-referred-to-cervical-cancer-screening
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Ljiljana Markovic-Denic, Olivera Djuric, Natasa Maksimovic, Svetlana Popovac, Vesna Kesic
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) awareness and knowledge on physiological state and quality of life of women referred to colposcopy and/or HPV testing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out at University Hospital, Belgrade, Serbia. The women with abnormal Pap test results obtained at the primary care centers requiring colposcopy and/or HPV testing were included. Before gynecological examination, participants filled the questionnaire on demographic characteristics, gynecological history, questionnaire for the evaluation of HPV awareness and HPV knowledge level, a set of self-report questionnaires assessing the anxiety level, quality of life, and concern about the smear and colposcopy results and perceived risk of developing cervical cancer...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672367/characterization-of-pd-l1-and-pd-1-expression-and-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-in-epstein-barr-virus-associated-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Noppadol Larbcharoensub, Komkrit Mahaprom, Chuleeporn Jiarpinitnun, Narumol Trachu, Nattha Tubthong, Poompis Pattaranutaporn, Ekaphop Sirachainan, Nuttapong Ngamphaiboon
OBJECTIVES: Immunotherapies that target the programmed death-1/ programmed death-1 ligand (PD-1/PD-L1) immune checkpoint pathway have shown promise in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in early phases clinical studies. Here, we evaluated PD-1 and PD-L1 expression and CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in NPC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Newly diagnosed NPC patients were identified through the institutional database between January 2007 and December 2012...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672338/effects-of-a-care-coordination-intervention-with-children-with-neurodevelopmental-disabilities-and-their-families
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Jeanne W McAllister, Rebecca McNally Keehn, Rylin Rodgers, Philani Brian Mpofu, Patrick O Monahan, Thomas M Lock
: Care coordination is integral to improving the health of children and families. Using a Shared Plan of Care (SPoC) as a care coordination activity is recommended, but related research on outcomes in pediatric populations with complex medical conditions is scarce. OBJECTIVE: This study explores family outcomes associated with implementation of a care coordination/SPoC intervention with a population of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. METHODS: Children aged 2 to 10 years with a neurodevelopmental disability (autism spectrum disorder: 60...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670730/dental-caries-in-the-peruvian-police-population
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Luz A Moreno-Quispe, Luis A Espinoza-Espinoza, Loel S Bedon-Pajuelo, Magna Guzmán-Avalos
Background: Dental caries is a multifactorial disease that affects the general population. After reviewing the scientific literature, no studies were found on the index of decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) in the Peruvian police population. The objective was to evaluate the DMFT index and severity level of the disease in police personnel of the Ancash region, Peru. Material and Methods: Cross-sectional prevalence study. The medical records of the police personnel in activity were reviewed and each subject was examined from May 2012 to May 2013...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
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