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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343681/oral-health-in-china-from-vision-to-action
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REVIEW
Xuedong Zhou, Xin Xu, Jiyao Li, Deyu Hu, Tao Hu, Wei Yin, Yujiang Fan, Xingdong Zhang
Chinese president Xi Jinping made clear at the National Health and Wellness Conference that health is the prerequisite for people's all-around development and a precondition for the sustainable development of China. Oral health is an indispensable component of overall health in humans. However, the long neglect of oral health in overall health agendas has made oral diseases an increasing concern. With this perspective, we described the global challenges of oral diseases, with an emphasis on the challenges faced by China...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342968/a-fast-and-robust-extrinsic-calibration-for-rgb-d-camera-networks
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Po-Chang Su, Ju Shen, Wanxin Xu, Sen-Ching S Cheung, Ying Luo
From object tracking to 3D reconstruction, RGB-Depth (RGB-D) camera networks play an increasingly important role in many vision and graphics applications. Practical applications often use sparsely-placed cameras to maximize visibility, while using as few cameras as possible to minimize cost. In general, it is challenging to calibrate sparse camera networks due to the lack of shared scene features across different camera views. In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm that can accurately and rapidly calibrate the geometric relationships across an arbitrary number of RGB-D cameras on a network...
January 15, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327162/explication-of-a-behavioral-health-primary-care-integration-learning-collaborative-and-its-quality-improvement-implications
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Martha Okafor, Victor Ede, Rosemary Kinuthia, David Satcher
In an effort to tackle fragmented care in the US healthcare delivery system, we explored the use of learning collaborative (LC) to advance integration of behavioral health and primary care as one of the potential solutions to a holistic approach to the delivery of quality healthcare to individuals with physical and mental illness. How a diverse group of primary care and behavioral health providers formed a Community of Practice (CoP) with a common purpose and shared vision to advance integrated care using a LC approach is described...
January 11, 2018: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323862/healthy-food-procurement-and-nutrition-standards-in-public-facilities-evidence-synthesis-and-consensus-policy-recommendations
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Kim D Raine, Kayla Atkey, Dana Lee Olstad, Alexa R Ferdinands, Dominique Beaulieu, Susan Buhler, Norm Campbell, Brian Cook, Mary L'Abbé, Ashley Lederer, David Mowat, Joshna Maharaj, Candace Nykiforuk, Jacob Shelley, Jacqueline Street
INTRODUCTION: Unhealthy foods are widely available in public settings across Canada, contributing to diet-related chronic diseases, such as obesity. This is a concern given that public facilities often provide a significant amount of food for consumption by vulnerable groups, including children and seniors. Healthy food procurement policies, which support procuring, distributing, selling, and/or serving healthier foods, have recently emerged as a promising strategy to counter this public health issue by increasing access to healthier foods...
January 2018: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305241/a-scoping-review-of-the-implementation-of-health-in-all-policies-at-the-local-level
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REVIEW
Maria Guglielmin, Carles Muntaner, Patricia O'Campo, Ketan Shankardass
OBJECTIVES: Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an approach to public policies across sectors that systematically takes into account the health implication of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts in order to improve population health and health equity. HiAP implementation can involve engagement from multiple levels of government; however, factors contributing or hindering HiAP implementation at the local level are largely unexplored. Local is defined as the city or municipal level, wherein government is uniquely positioned to provide leadership for health and where many social determinants of health operate...
December 20, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304251/the-role-of-leadership-in-people-centred-health-systems-a-sub-national-study-in-the-gambia
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Simukai Chigudu, Momodou Jasseh, Umberto d'Alessandro, Tumani Corrah, Adama Demba, Julie Balen
Recently, increasing attention has been given to behavioural and relational aspects of the people who both define and shape health systems, placing them at the core. A growing refrain includes the assertion that important decisions determining health system performance, including agenda setting, policy formulation and policy implementation, are made by people. Within this actor-oriented approach, good leadership has been identified as a key contributing factor in health systems strengthening. However, leadership remains ill-defined and under-researched, especially in resource-limited settings, and understanding the links between leadership and health outcomes remains a challenge...
January 1, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300383/genetic-analysis-of-charge-syndrome-identifies-overlapping-molecular-biology
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Amanda Moccia, Anshika Srivastava, Jennifer M Skidmore, John A Bernat, Marsha Wheeler, Jessica X Chong, Deborah Nickerson, Michael Bamshad, Margaret A Hefner, Donna M Martin, Stephanie L Bielas
PurposeCHARGE syndrome is an autosomal-dominant, multiple congenital anomaly condition characterized by vision and hearing loss, congenital heart disease, and malformations of craniofacial and other structures. Pathogenic variants in CHD7, encoding adenosine triphosphate-dependent chromodomain helicase DNA binding protein 7, are present in the majority of affected individuals. However, no causal variant can be found in 5-30% (depending on the cohort) of individuals with a clinical diagnosis of CHARGE syndrome...
January 4, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300381/a-homozygous-founder-missense-variant-in-arylsulfatase-g-abolishes-its-enzymatic-activity-causing-atypical-usher-syndrome-in-humans
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Samer Khateb, Björn Kowalewski, Nicola Bedoni, Markus Damme, Netta Pollack, Ann Saada, Alexey Obolensky, Tamar Ben-Yosef, Menachem Gross, Thomas Dierks, Eyal Banin, Carlo Rivolta, Dror Sharon
PurposeWe aimed to identify the cause of disease in patients suffering from a distinctive, atypical form of Usher syndrome.MethodsWhole-exome and genome sequencing were performed in five patients from three families of Yemenite Jewish origin, suffering from distinctive retinal degeneration phenotype and sensorineural hearing loss. Functional analysis of the wild-type and mutant proteins was performed in human fibrosarcoma cells.ResultsWe identified a homozygous founder missense variant, c.133G>T (p.D45Y) in arylsulfatase G (ARSG)...
January 4, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289925/the-role-of-relationships-in-collaborative-partnership-success-lessons-from-the-alaska-fourth-r-project
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Claire V Crooks, Deinera Exner-Cortens, Wendi Siebold, Kami Moore, Lori Grassgreen, Patricia Owen, Ann Rausch, Mollie Rosier
Collaborative partnerships are critical to achieving health equity. As such, it is important to understand what contributes to the success of such partnerships. This paper describes the Alaska Fourth R collaborative, a multisectoral group of agencies (including education, health and human services, the violence against women sector, the governor's council on domestic violence, and an external evaluator) that successfully planned, implemented and evaluated a multi-focus health education program statewide. The purpose of this paper was to explore the ways in which seven pre-identified factors contributed to the successful achievement of the collaborative's goals...
December 26, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284445/mapping-standard-ophthalmic-outcome-sets-to-metrics-currently-reported-in-eight-eye-hospitals
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Monica Michelotti, Dirk F de Korne, Jennifer S Weizer, Paul P Lee, Declan Flanagan, Simon P Kelly, Anne Odergren, Sukhpal S Sandhu, Charity Wai, Niek Klazinga, Aravind Haripriya, Joshua D Stein, Melanie Hingorani
BACKGROUND: To determine alignment of proposed international standard outcomes sets for ophthalmic conditions to metrics currently reported by eye hospitals. METHODS: Mixed methods comparative benchmark study, including eight eye hospitals in Australia, India, Singapore, Sweden, U.K., and U.S. All are major international tertiary care and training centers in ophthalmology. Main outcome measure is consistency of ophthalmic outcomes measures reported. RESULTS: International agreed standard outcomes (ICHOM) sets are available for cataract surgery (10 metrics) and macular degeneration (7 metrics)...
December 29, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284292/the-national-rare-diseases-registry-system-nrdrs-of-china-and-the-related-cohort-studies-vision-and-roadmap
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Shi Feng, Shuang Liu, Chong Zhu, Mengchun Gong, Yicheng Zhu, Shuyang Zhang
Rare diseases are major challenges in healthcare and medical research and have been involved in national development strategies in many countries. However, inadequate definition of rare diseases and lags in orphan drug development in China hinder rare diseases research. The first nationwide rare diseases registry system, National Rare Diseases Registry System of China (NRDRS) has been established and various cohort studies have been launched since 2016. More than 20 top academic institutions participate in this joint effort to carry out nationwide registration of rare diseases...
December 28, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279651/mesopic-quality-of-vision-after-accelerated-18-mw-cm2-corneal-cross-linking-mid-term-results
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Hassan Hashemi, Mohammad Miraftab, Soheila Asgari
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to determine 2-year changes in mesopic higher-order aberrations (HOAs) and contrast sensitivity (CS) after accelerated corneal cross-linking (CXL) in keratoconus patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this before-after interventional case series, patients with progressive keratoconus were subjected to accelerated CXL (18 mW/cm2, 5 min). Patients were examined with the OPD-Scan III and CVS-1000 grating charts under mesopic conditions at baseline and at 12 and 24 months after CXL...
July 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278489/reprogramming-the-activatable-peptide-display-function-of-adeno-associated-virus-nanoparticles
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Nicole N Thadani, Christopher Dempsey, Julia Zhao, Sonya M Vasquez, Junghae Suh
We harnessed an intrinsic activatable peptide display behavior shared by several parvoviruses, including the adeno-associated virus (AAV), in order to design protein-based nanodevices that can carry out an exogenous functional output in response to stimulus detection. Specifically, we generated truncated viral capsid subunits that, when combined with native capsid components into mosaic capsids, can perform robust activatable peptide display. By modulating the ratio of subunits in the mosaic capsid, properties of the activatable peptide display function can be optimized...
December 26, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275543/biophotonics-the-big-picture
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Laura Marcu, Stephen A Boppart, Mark R Hutchinson, Jürgen Popp, Brian C Wilson
The 5th International Conference on Biophotonics (ICOB) held April 30 to May 1, 2017, in Fremantle, Western Australia, brought together opinion leaders to discuss future directions for the field and opportunities to consider. The first session of the conference, "How to Set a Big Picture Biophotonics Agenda," was focused on setting the stage for developing a vision and strategies for translation and impact on society of biophotonic technologies. The invited speakers, panelists, and attendees engaged in discussions that focused on opportunities and promising applications for biophotonic techniques, challenges when working at the confluence of the physical and biological sciences, driving factors for advances of biophotonic technologies, and educational opportunities...
December 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260131/is-it-possible-to-reduce-the-surgical-mortality-and-morbidity-of-peptic-ulcer-perforations
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Adnan Hut, Cihad Tatar, Doğan Yıldırım, Turgut Dönmez, Akın Ünal, Ahmet Kocakuşak, Muzaffer Akıncı
Objective: Peptic ulcer perforation is a life-threatening situation requiring urgent surgical treatment. A novel vision in peptic ulcer perforation is necessary to fill the gaps created by antiulcer medication, aging of the patients, and presentation of resistant cases in our era. In this study, we aimed to share our findings regarding the effects of various risk factors and operative techniques on the mortality and morbidity of patients with peptic ulcer perforation. Material and Methods: Data from 112 patients presenting at our Training and Research Hospital Emergency Surgery Department between January 2010 and December 2015 who were diagnosed with PUP through physical examination and laboratory and radiological tests and operated at the hospital have been retrospectively analyzed...
2017: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259571/a-public-database-of-immersive-vr-videos-with-corresponding-ratings-of-arousal-valence-and-correlations-between-head-movements-and-self-report-measures
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Benjamin J Li, Jeremy N Bailenson, Adam Pines, Walter J Greenleaf, Leanne M Williams
Virtual reality (VR) has been proposed as a methodological tool to study the basic science of psychology and other fields. One key advantage of VR is that sharing of virtual content can lead to more robust replication and representative sampling. A database of standardized content will help fulfill this vision. There are two objectives to this study. First, we seek to establish and allow public access to a database of immersive VR video clips that can act as a potential resource for studies on emotion induction using virtual reality...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244875/effect-of-age-and-stereopsis-on-a-multiple-object-tracking-task
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Marjolaine Plourde, Marie-Eve Corbeil, Jocelyn Faubert
3D vision develops during childhood and tends to diminish after 65 years of age. It is still relatively unknown how stereopsis is used in more complex/ecological contexts such as when walking about in crowds where objects are in motion and occlusions occur. One task that shares characteristics with the requirements for processing dynamic crowds is the multiple object-tracking task (MOT). In the present study we evaluated the impact of stereopsis on a MOT task as a function of age. A total of 60 observers consisting of three groups of 20 subjects (7-12 years old, 18-40 years old and 65 years and older) completed the task in both conditions (with and without stereoscopic effects)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243323/continuous-scientific-growth-through-an-open-minded-attitude
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EDITORIAL
Susumu Kitagawa
"New frontiers in chemistry must be built on a solid foundation because innovation is rooted in a firm understanding of traditional fields. However, researchers must ambitiously navigate unchartered areas. An open-minded attitude to learn traditional research fields will lead to new developments in these fields." The new Editorial Board Chairman Susumu Kitagawa shares his vision for the future of Chemistry-An Asian Journal.
December 15, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230402/animal-health-surveillance-in-scotland-in-2030-using-scenario-planning-to-develop-strategies-in-the-context-of-brexit
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Lisa A Boden, Harriet Auty, Aaron Reeves, Gustaf Rydevik, Paul Bessell, Iain J McKendrick
Animal health surveillance is necessary to protect human and animal health, rural economies, and the environment from the consequences of large-scale disease outbreaks. In Scotland, since the Kinnaird review in 2011, efforts have been made to engage with stakeholders to ensure that the strategic goals of surveillance are better aligned with the needs of the end-users and other beneficiaries. The aims of this study were to engage with Scottish surveillance stakeholders and multidisciplinary experts to inform the future long-term strategy for animal health surveillance in Scotland...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226177/color-discrimination-errors-associate-with-axial-motor-impairments-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Nicolaas I Bohnen, Jacob Haugen, Andrew Ridder, Vikas Kotagal, Roger L Albin, Kirk A Frey, Martijn L T M Müller
Background: Visual function deficits are more common in imbalance-predominant compared to tremor-predominant PD suggesting a pathophysiological role of impaired visual functions in axial motor impairments. Objective: To investigate the relationship between changes in color discrimination and motor impairments in PD while accounting for cognitive or other confounder factors. Methods: PD subjects (n=49, age 66.7±8.3 years; Hoehn & Yahr stage 2...
November 2017: Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
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