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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730418/total-and-free-cortisol-levels-during-1-%C3%AE-g-25-%C3%AE-g-and-250-%C3%AE-g-cosyntropin-stimulation-tests-compared-to-insulin-tolerance-test-results-of-a-randomized-prospective-pilot-study
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Seenia Peechakara, James Bena, Nigel J Clarke, Michael J McPhaul, Richard E Reitz, Robert J Weil, Pablo Recinos, Laurence Kennedy, Amir H Hamrahian
PURPOSE: The appropriate cosyntropin dose during cosyntropin stimulation tests remains uncertain. We conducted a prospective, randomized pilot study to compare 1 μg IV low dose cosyntropin test, 25 μg IM medium dose cosyntropin test, and 250 μg IM standard dose cosyntropin test to evaluate secondary adrenal insufficiency. Insulin tolerance test was used as the gold standard. METHOD: The study included patients with hypothalamic/pituitary disease (n  = 10) with at least one pituitary axis deficiency other than ACTH deficiency and controls (n  = 12)...
July 20, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725399/optimizing-performance-of-nonparametric-species-richness-estimators-under-constrained-sampling
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Harshana Rajakaruna, D Andrew R Drake, Farrah T Chan, Sarah A Bailey
Understanding the functional relationship between the sample size and the performance of species richness estimators is necessary to optimize limited sampling resources against estimation error. Nonparametric estimators such as Chao and Jackknife demonstrate strong performances, but consensus is lacking as to which estimator performs better under constrained sampling. We explore a method to improve the estimators under such scenario. The method we propose involves randomly splitting species-abundance data from a single sample into two equally sized samples, and using an appropriate incidence-based estimator to estimate richness...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723228/thermal-processing-of-live-bivalve-molluscs-for-controlling-viruses-on-the-need-for-a-risk-based-design
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Winy Messens, Pablo S Fernandez-Escamez, David Lees, Roland Lindqvist, Michael O'Mahony, Elisabetta Suffredini, José Cortiñas Abrahantes, Emmanouil Chantzis, Kostas Koutsoumanis
Norovirus (NoV) and Hepatitis A virus (HAV) are the most important viral hazards associated with human illness following consumption of contaminated bivalve molluscs. The effectiveness of the current EU criteria for heat processing of bivalve molluscs (i.e. raising the temperature of the internal mollusc flesh to at least 90°C for a minimum of 90 seconds) was evaluated using predictive microbiology. A HAV thermal inactivation model was developed based on literature data in mollusc matrices during isothermal heat treatment...
July 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712114/comparative-evaluation-of-human-heat-stress-indices-on-selected-hospital-admissions-in-sydney-australia
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James Goldie, Lisa Alexander, Sophie C Lewis, Steven Sherwood
OBJECTIVE: To find appropriate regression model specifications for counts of the daily hospital admissions of a Sydney cohort and determine which human heat stress indices best improve the models' fit. METHODS: We built parent models of eight daily counts of admission records using weather station observations, census population estimates and public holiday data. We added heat stress indices; models with lower Akaike Information Criterion scores were judged a better fit...
July 16, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711817/selection-and-application-of-familiar-and-novel-tools-in-patients-with-left-and-right-hemispheric-stroke-psychometrics-and-normative-data
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Ilka Buchmann, Jennifer Randerath
Frequently left brain damage (LBD) leads to limb apraxia, a disorder that can affect tool-use. Despite its impact on daily life, classical tests examining the pantomime of tool-use and imitation of gestures are seldom applied in clinical practice. The study's aim was to present a diagnostic approach which appears more strongly related to actions in daily life in order to sensitize applicants and patients about the relevance of the disorder before patients are discharged. Two tests were introduced that evaluate actual tool selection and tool-object-application: the Novel Tools (NTT) and the Familiar Tools (FTT) Test (parts of the DILA-S: Diagnostic Instrument for Limb Apraxia - Short Version)...
June 23, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711794/sampling-designs-for-contaminant-temporal-trend-analyses-using-sedentary-species-exemplified-by-the-snails-bellamya-aeruginosa-and-viviparus-viviparus
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Ge Yin, Sara Danielsson, Anna-Karin Dahlberg, Yihui Zhou, Yanling Qiu, Elisabeth Nyberg, Anders Bignert
Environmental monitoring typically assumes samples and sampling activities to be representative of the population being studied. Given a limited budget, an appropriate sampling strategy is essential to support detecting temporal trends of contaminants. In the present study, based on real chemical analysis data on polybrominated diphenyl ethers in snails collected from five subsites in Tianmu Lake, computer simulation is performed to evaluate three sampling strategies by the estimation of required sample size, to reach a detection of an annual change of 5% with a statistical power of 80% and 90% with a significant level of 5%...
July 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704108/reliability-of-kinetic-visual-field-testing-in-children-with-mutation-proven-retinal-dystrophies-implications-for-therapeutic-clinical-trials
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Vaidehi S Dedania, Jerry Y Liu, Dana Schlegel, Chris A Andrews, Kari Branham, Naheed W Khan, David C Musch, John R Heckenlively, K Thiran Jayasundera
PURPOSE: Kinetic visual field testing is used to monitor disease course in retinal dystrophy clinical care and treatment response in treatment trials, which are increasingly recruiting children. This study investigates Goldmann visual field (GVF) changes in young children with mutation-proven retinal dystrophies as they age and with progression of the retinal degeneration. METHODS: Retrospective review of children ≤ 17 years old with a mutation-proven retinal dystrophy...
July 13, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694392/female-and-urban-participants-demonstrate-an-adverse-trend-in-overall-mortality-in-turkey-and-a-report-on-the-tarf-survey-2016
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Altan Onat, Mehmet Özbek, Süleyman Karakoyun, Okan Uzun, Muhammed Keskin, Yusuf Karadeniz, Mert I Hayıroğlu, Volkan Çamkıran, Adnan Kaya, Günay Can
OBJECTIVE: This study is an examination of 1) overall mortality trend in the Turkish Adult Risk Factor (TARF) study stratified by sex and place of residence, and 2) brief report on main aspects of the 2016 survey. METHODS: The period of last 18 years was divided into 2 for trend analysis of data. Required information on deaths was obtained. Baseline age ≥40 years at the beginning of each period was the inclusion criterion. Cox regression analyses were performed...
July 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687949/controversies-of-sex-re-assignment-in-genetic-males-with-congenital-inadequacy-of-the-penis
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Venkatachalam Raveenthiran
Sex assignment in 46XY genetic male children with congenital inadequacy of the penis (CIP) is controversial. Traditionally, children with penile length less than 2 cm at birth are considered unsuitable to be raised as males. They are typically re-assigned to female-sex and feminizing genitoplasty is usually done in infancy. However, the concept of cerebral androgen imprinting has caused paradigm shift in the philosophy of sex re-assignment. Masculinization of the brain, rather than length of the penis, is the modern criterion of sex re-assignment in CIP...
July 8, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687528/selection-of-effective-cocrystals-former-for-dissolution-rate-improvement-of-active-pharmaceutical-ingredients-based-on-lipoaffinity-index
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Piotr Cysewski, Maciej Przybyłek
New theoretical screening procedure was proposed for appropriate selection of potential cocrystal formers possessing the ability of enhancing dissolution rates of drugs. The procedure relies on the training set comprising 102 positive and 17 negative cases of cocrystals found in the literature. Despite the fact that the only available data were of qualitative character, performed statistical analysis using binary classification allowed to formulate quantitative criterions. Among considered 3679 molecular descriptors the relative value of lipoaffinity index, expressed as the difference between values calculated for active compound and excipient, has been found as the most appropriate measure suited for discrimination of positive and negative cases...
July 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681721/dot-map-cartograms-for-detection-of-infectious-disease-outbreaks-an-application-to-q-fever-the-netherlands-and-pertussis-germany
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Loes Soetens, Susan Hahné, Jacco Wallinga
Geographical mapping of infectious diseases is an important tool for detecting and characterising outbreaks. Two common mapping methods, dot maps and incidence maps, have important shortcomings. The former does not represent population density and can compromise case privacy, and the latter relies on pre-defined administrative boundaries. We propose a method that overcomes these limitations: dot map cartograms. These create a point pattern of cases while reshaping spatial units, such that spatial area becomes proportional to population size...
June 29, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681034/how-do-we-diagnose-detrusor-underactivity-comparison-of-diagnostic-criteria-based-on-an-urodynamic-measure
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Seong Jin Jeong, Jung Keun Lee, Kwang Mo Kim, Harim Kook, Sung Yong Cho, Seung-June Oh
PURPOSE: To compare several contemporary urodynamic criteria for diagnosing detrusor underactivity (DU) and estimate how well they coincide with each other. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From our prospective urodynamic database we identified nonneurogenic lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) patients older than 60 years between 2003 and 2014. Patients were reclassified based on four and three contemporary criteria for DU among men and women. Each criterion was compared with the others using the McNemar test...
July 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668217/-non-invasive-ventilation-and-pediatric-palliative-care-a-french-survey
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B Ringuier, F Troussier, G Boussicault, C Chapotte, P Rachieru
OBJECTIVES: The benefits of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) have been clearly demonstrated in pediatrics. In palliative care, NIV can improve the level of comfort and quality of life and can decrease dyspnea. The objective was to survey pediatricians' opinions and practices regarding NIV in palliative care in France. DESIGN: A mail survey was conducted among pediatric pneumologists, intensivists and palliative medicine consultants from February 2015 to March 2015...
June 28, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654740/evaluation-of-knowledge-and-use-of-the-malaria-prevention-measures-among-the-patients-of-the-department-of-tropical-and-parasitic-diseases-university-center-of-maritime-and-tropical-medicine-gdynia-based-on-a-questionnaire-performed-in-the-years-2012-20
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Anna Kuna, Michał Gajewski, Joanna Stańczak
INTRODUCTION: Every year, approximately 125 million travelers visit areas where malaria prevails, located in over 100 countries. Over 10,000 of them suffer from malaria annually. Visitors to these areas may protect themselves against infection by using chemoprophylaxis, insect repellents, appropriate clothing, sleeping in airconditioned and well-screened quarters or using mosquito nets impregnated with insecticides. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to gather and analyze the data about knowledge and usage of pharmacological and non-pharmacological malaria prevention methods among the patients of the University Centre for Maritime and Tropical Medicine (UCMMiT), Gdynia, Poland, in 2012-2013...
2017: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646991/understanding-the-immune-signature-fingerprint-of-peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis
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Tadashi Takeuchi, Hiroshi Ohno, Naoko Satoh-Takayama
Although acute peritonitis is a common and severe complication associated with peritoneal dialysis, the culture-based test used as the diagnostic criterion for this disease is often too slow to allow appropriate point-of-care diagnosis of specific bacterial infection. To address this problem, Zhang et al. report the efficacy of a novel set of immune biomarkers derived from a machine-learning algorithm applied to patient data. This fingerprint could predict major pathogenic causes of peritonitis.
July 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644865/test-designs-and-modeling-under-the-general-nominal-diagnosis-model-framework
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Jinsong Chen, Hui Zhou
Most psychological questionnaires face issues of response bias in respondent-reported scales, inadequacy for criterion-reference testing, or difficulty in estimating a large number of latent traits. Situational tests together with the general nominal diagnosis model framework provide a viable alternative to alleviate these concerns. Under this framework, there are different ways to design situationally nominal items, which can offer more flexibility for test development. Any response bias remaining with respondent-reported questionnaires may be addressed with appropriate test designs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644159/investigation-of-the-rosenbaum-concussion-knowledge-and-attitudes-survey-in-collegiate-athletes
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Erin B Chapman, Alan Nasypany, Jim May, Timothy Henry, Chris Hummel, Hyung-Pil Jun
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine whether the Rosenbaum Concussion Knowledge and Attitudes Survey (RoCKAS) is an appropriate outcome measure to assess knowledge and attitudes toward concussion in collegiate student-athletes as determined through validity and reliability testing. STUDY DESIGN: Convenience study. SETTING: The researcher recruited all athletic teams at a Division III National Collegiate Athletic Association institution...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641551/nailfold-capillaroscopy-within-and-beyond-the-scope-of-connective-tissue-diseases
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Sevdalina Lambova, Ulf Müller-Ladner
Nailfold capillaroscopy is a noninvasive instrumental method for morphological analysis of the nutritive capillaries in the nailfold area. In rheumatology, it is a method of choice among instrumental modalities for differentiation of primary and secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) in rheumatic diseases. RP is a common diagnostic problem in rheumatology. Defining the proper diagnosis is a prerequisite for administration of the appropriate treatment. Thus, nailfold capillaroscopic examination is of crucial importance for the every-day practice of the rheumatologists and is currently gaining increasing attention...
June 14, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639319/diet-physical-activity-and-behavioural-interventions-for-the-treatment-of-overweight-or-obese-children-from-the-age-of-6-to-11-years
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REVIEW
Emma Mead, Tamara Brown, Karen Rees, Liane B Azevedo, Victoria Whittaker, Dan Jones, Joan Olajide, Giulia M Mainardi, Eva Corpeleijn, Claire O'Malley, Elizabeth Beardsmore, Lena Al-Khudairy, Louise Baur, Maria-Inti Metzendorf, Alessandro Demaio, Louisa J Ells
BACKGROUND: Child and adolescent overweight and obesity has increased globally, and can be associated with significant short- and long-term health consequences. This is an update of a Cochrane review published first in 2003, and updated previously in 2009. However, the update has now been split into six reviews addressing different childhood obesity treatments at different ages. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of diet, physical activity and behavioural interventions (behaviour-changing interventions) for the treatment of overweight or obese children aged 6 to 11 years...
June 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637807/sudden-cardiac-death-substrate-imaged-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-from-investigational-tool-to-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Katherine C Wu
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a devastating event afflicting 350 000 Americans annually despite the availability of life-saving preventive therapy, the implantable cardioverter defibrillator. SCD prevention strategies are hampered by over-reliance on global left ventricular ejection fraction <35% as the most important criterion to determine implantable cardioverter defibrillator candidacy. Annually in the United States alone, this results in ≈130 000 implantable cardioverter defibrillator placements at a cost of >$3 billion but only a 5% incidence per year of appropriate firings...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
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