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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651164/serum-levels-of-decabromodiphenyl-ether-bde-209-in-women-from-different-european-countries-and-possible-relationships-with-lifestyle-and-diet
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Martin van den Berg, Remko Houba, Heather A Leslie, Rocio F Canton, Cathrine Thomsen, Georg Becher, Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol, Jordi Sunyer Deu, Markus Steiner, Martie van Tongeren, Bert Brunekreef, Jacob de Boer
To determine possible effects of lifestyle, diet, housing and professional activities on differences in individual levels of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) in serum of women, 20 to 40years of age, in The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Norway and Spain. BDE-209 was measured in serum of 145 female volunteers with no known occupational exposure from Norway, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Spain. Blood levels of BDE-209 in a subgroup of 40 Dutch women were determined twice at a six months' interval. An extensive questionnaire was used to obtain detailed information about lifestyle factors that might contribute to BDE-209 exposure...
June 23, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648963/the-association-between-diabetes-level-of-glycaemic-control-and-eye-infection-cohort-database-study
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Abdus Samad Ansari, Simon de Lusignan, William Hinton, Neil Munro, Andrew McGovern
AIM: To examine whether diabetes and the degree of glycaemic control is associated with an increased risk of acute eye infection, and prescribing of ocular antimicrobial agents. DESIGN AND SETTING: A retrospective cohort study was carried out using the Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre database (RCGP RSC), a large primary care database in the United Kingdom. We compared ocular infection rates in people aged ≥15 years without diabetes to those with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2...
June 22, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647453/national-funding-for-mental-health-research-in-finland-france-spain-and-the-united-kingdom
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Jean-Baptiste Hazo, Coralie Gandré, Marion Leboyer, Carla Obradors-Tarragó, Stefano Belli, David McDaid, A-La Park, Maria Victoria Maliandi, Kristian Wahlbeck, Til Wykes, Jim van Os, Josep Maria Haro, Karine Chevreul
As part of the Roamer project, we aimed at revealing the share of health research budgets dedicated to mental health, as well as on the amounts allocated to such research for four European countries. Finland, France, Spain and the United Kingdom national public and non-profit funding allocated to mental health research in 2011 were investigated using, when possible, bottom-up approaches. Specifics of the data collection varied from country to country. The total amount of public and private not for profit mental health research funding for Finland, France, Spain and the UK was €10·2, €84·8, €16·8, and €127·6 million, respectively...
June 21, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647397/actinomyces-radicidentis-and-actinomyces-haliotis-coccoid-actinomyces-species-isolated-from-the-human-oral-cavity
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Rolf Claesson, Ulf Sjögren, Anders Esberg, Malin Brundin, Margareta Granlund
There are few reports on the bacterial species Actinomyces radicidentis in the literature. In this study, putative A. radicidentis isolates were collected from 16 root canal samples from 601 examined patients. The isolates were examined by biochemical tests, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, Arbitrarily-primed (AP-) PCR, antibiotic susceptibility testing, and MALDI-TOF analyses. In parallel, two A. radicidentis reference strains and two putative A. radicidentis isolates from United Kingdom were tested. Sixteen of the 18 isolates were confirmed as A...
June 21, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647160/a-clinical-decision-rule-to-predict-zygomatico-maxillary-fractures
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Simon Haworth, Anthony Bates, Andrea Beech, Greg Knepil
Patients presenting with periorbital trauma require clinical assessment to exclude zygomatico-maxillary fractures. A single-centre pilot investigation was undertaken at a general hospital in the United Kingdom. The sample was composed of 229 adult patients attending our emergency department with periorbital injuries. Findings from 17 signs or symptoms of facial injury were recorded on a validated tool. The relationship between clinical presentation and displaced zygomatico-maxillary fracture was assessed using diagnostic test parameters and tests for correlation...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646879/discovery-of-a-single-male-aedes-aegypti-l-in-merseyside-england
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Thom Dallimore, Tony Hunter, Jolyon M Medlock, Alexander G C Vaux, Ralph E Harbach, Clare Strode
BACKGROUND: The mosquito Aedes aegypti (L.) is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions where it is the major vector of dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya and more recently Zika virus. Given its importance as a vector of arboviruses and its propensity to be transported to new regions, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has placed Ae. aegypti on a list of potentially invasive mosquito species. It was previously reported in the United Kingdom (UK) in 1865 and 1919 but did not establish on either occasion...
June 24, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646876/not-all-waits-are-equal-an-exploratory-investigation-of-emergency-care-patient-pathways
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Dawn Swancutt, Sian Joel-Edgar, Michael Allen, Daniel Thomas, Heather Brant, Jonathan Benger, Richard Byng, Jonathan Pinkney
BACKGROUND: Increasing pressure in the United Kingdom (UK) urgent care system has led to Emergency Departments (EDs) failing to meet the national requirement that 95% of patients are admitted, discharged or transferred within 4-h of arrival. Despite the target being the same for all acute hospitals, individual Trusts organise their services in different ways. The impact of this variation on patient journey time and waiting is unknown. Our study aimed to apply the Lean technique of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to investigate care processes and delays in patient journeys at four contrasting hospitals...
June 24, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646610/measuring-the-societal-impact-of-psoriasis-in-the-united-kingdom-through-a-non-interventional-study-of-patients
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C E Griffiths, R Williams, A C Halliday, J A Leman
This cross-sectional study aimed to measure total societal costs of moderate-to-severe, chronic plaque psoriasis in adults, and was conducted at 10 National Health Service hospitals in the United Kingdom between June-November 2014. Data capture was via hand-held electronic devices. Investigators at participating sites identified participants. Eligible patients were ≥18 years of age and diagnosed with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis for at least 6 months (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) ≥10, and Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) >10)...
June 24, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646537/explaining-infant-feeding-the-role-of-previous-personal-and-vicarious-experience-on-attitudes-subjective-norms-self-efficacy-and-breastfeeding-outcomes
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Naomi C Bartle, Kate Harvey
OBJECTIVES: Breastfeeding confers important health benefits to both infants and their mothers, but rates are low in the United Kingdom and other developed countries despite widespread promotion. This study examined the relationships between personal and vicarious experience of infant feeding, self-efficacy, the theory of planned behaviour variables of attitudes and subjective norm, and the likelihood of breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks post-natally. DESIGN: A prospective questionnaire study of both first-time mothers (n = 77) and experienced breastfeeders (n = 72) recruited at an antenatal clinic in South East England...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646249/public-acceptability-of-financial-incentives-to-reward-pregnant-smokers-who-quit-smoking-a-united-kingdom-france-comparison
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Noémi Berlin, Léontine Goldzahl, Linda Bauld, Pat Hoddinott, Ivan Berlin
A substantial amount of research has been conducted on financial incentives to increase abstinence from smoking among pregnant smokers. If demonstrated to be effective, financial incentives could be proposed as part of health care interventions to help pregnant smokers quit. Public acceptability is important; as such interventions could be publicly funded. Concerns remain about the acceptability of these interventions in the general population. We aimed to assess the acceptability of financial incentives to reward pregnant smokers who stop smoking using a survey conducted in the UK and then subsequently in France, two developed countries with different cultural and social backgrounds...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645974/assessing-medical-student-knowledge-and-attitudes-about-shared-decision-making-across-the-curriculum-protocol-for-an-international-online-survey-and-stakeholder-analysis
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Marie-Anne Durand, Renata Yen, Paul J Barr, Nan Cochran, Johanna Aarts, France Légaré, Malcolm Reed, A James O'Malley, Peter Scalia, Geneviève Painchaud Guérard, Glyn Elwyn
INTRODUCTION: Shared decision making (SDM) is a goal of modern medicine; however, it is not currently embedded in routine care. Barriers include clinicians’ attitudes, lack of knowledge and training and time constraints. Our goal is to support the development and delivery of a robust SDM curriculum in medical education. Our objective is to assess undergraduate medical students’ knowledge of and attitudes towards SDM in four countries. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The first phase of the study involves a web-based cross-sectional survey of undergraduate medical students from all years in selected schools across the United States (US), Canada and undergraduate and graduate students in the Netherlands...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644377/an-operational-in-situ-soil-moisture-soil-temperature-monitoring-network-for-west-wales-uk-the-wsmn-network
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George P Petropoulos, Jon P McCalmont
This paper describes a soil moisture dataset that has been collecting ground measurements of soil moisture, soil temperature and related parameters for west Wales, United Kingdom. Already acquired in situ data have been archived to the autonomous Wales Soil Moisture Network (WSMN) since its foundation in July 2011. The sites from which measurements are being collected represent a range of conditions typical of the Welsh environment, with climate ranging from oceanic to temperate and a range of the most typical land use/cover types found in Wales...
June 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643592/the-burden-of-multiple-sclerosis-2015-methods-of-data-collection-assessment-and-analysis-of-costs-quality-of-life-and-symptoms
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Gisela Kobelt, Jennifer Eriksson, Glenn Phillips, Jenny Berg
INTRODUCTION: This article describes the methods used to perform this large European-wide burden-of-illness study on multiple sclerosis (MS) using individual patient data. METHODS: The study collected all MS-related resource consumption, workforce participation, prevalent disease symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Patients were recruited by national patient associations and, after informed consent, completed a specific questionnaire either on-line or on paper...
August 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643587/new-insights-into-the-burden-and-costs-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-europe-results-for-the-united-kingdom
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Alan Thompson, Gisela Kobelt, Jenny Berg, Daniela Capsa, Jennifer Eriksson, David Miller
INTRODUCTION: In order to estimate the value of interventions in multiple sclerosis (MS) - where lifetime costs and outcomes cannot be observed - outcome data have to be combined with costs. This requires that cost data be regularly updated. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: This study is part of a cross-sectional retrospective study in 16 countries collecting data on resource consumption and work capacity, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and prevalent symptoms for patients with MS...
August 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643030/hospital-electronic-prescribing-system-implementation-impact-on-discharge-information-communication-and-prescribing-errors-a-before-and-after-study
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Pamela Ruth Mills, Anita Elaine Weidmann, Derek Stewart
PURPOSE: The study aimed to test the hypothesis that hospital electronic prescribing and medicine administration system (HEPMA) implementation impacted patient discharge letter quality, nature and frequency of prescribing errors. METHOD: A quasi experimental before and after retrospective case note review was conducted in one United Kingdom district general hospital. The total sample size was 318 (random samples of 159 before and after implementation), calculated to achieve a 10% error reduction with a power of 80% and p < 0...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641846/conduction-abnormalities-and-permanent%C3%A2-pacemaker-implantation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-using-the-repositionable-lotus-device-the-united-kingdom-experience
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Rajiv Rampat, M Zeeshan Khawaja, Roland Hilling-Smith, Jonathan Byrne, Philip MacCarthy, Daniel J Blackman, Arvindra Krishnamurthy, Ashan Gunarathne, Jan Kovac, Adrian Banning, Raj Kharbanda, Sami Firoozi, Stephen Brecker, Simon Redwood, Vinayak Bapat, Michael Mullen, Suneil Aggarwal, Ganesh Manoharan, Mark S Spence, Saib Khogali, Maureen Dooley, James Cockburn, Adam de Belder, Uday Trivedi, David Hildick-Smith
OBJECTIVES: The authors report the incidence of pacemaker implantation up to hospital discharge and the factors influencing pacing rate following implantation of the LOTUS bioprosthesis (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts) in the United Kingdom. BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is associated with a significant need for permanent pacemaker implantation. Pacing rates vary according to the device used. The REPRISE II (Repositionable Percutaneous Replacement of Stenotic Aortic Valve Through Implantation of Lotus Valve System) trial reported a pacing rate of 29% at 30 days after implantation of the LOTUS device...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639753/screening-for-ovarian-cancer-imaging-challenges-and-opportunities-for-improvement
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EDITORIAL
Kelsey B Mathieu, Deepak G Bedi, Sara L Thrower, Aliya Qayyum, Robert C Bast
The United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) recently reported a reduction in the average overall mortality among ovarian cancer patients screened with an annual sequential, multimodal strategy that tracked biomarker CA125 over time, where increasing serum CA125 levels prompted ultrasound. However, multiple cases were documented wherein serum CA125 levels were rising, but ultrasound screens were normal, thus delaying surgical intervention. A significant factor which could contribute to false negatives is that many aggressive ovarian cancers are believed to arise from epithelial cells on the fimbriae of the fallopian tubes, which are not readily imaged...
June 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638856/devising-a-composite-index-to-analyze-and-model-loneliness-and-related-health-risks-in-the-united-kingdom
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Laetitia Lucy, Luke Burns
Objective:This research presents a framework through which a spatial composite index is devised to determine areas of potential loneliness and associated health risks. The research is evidenced on the London borough of Southwark in the United Kingdom but is designed such that it could be applied more widely. Method: The work adopts a quantitative approach through the combination of census and accessibility variables at a small area level. The output is a scoring system whereby each area is assigned a value indicating the likely presence of loneliness and potentially corresponding health risks...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638708/citation-classics-in-central-nervous-system-inflammatory-demyelinating-disease
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Jee-Eun Kim, Kang M Park, Yerim Kim, Dae Y Yoon, Jong S Bae
OBJECTIVES: To identify and analyze the characteristics of the most influential articles about central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory demyelinating disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Science database and the 2014 Journal Citation Reports Science Edition were used to retrieve the top 100 cited articles on CNS inflammatory demyelinating disease. The citation numbers, journals, years of publication, authorships, article types, subjects and main issues were analyzed...
June 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637689/elevation-of-tp53-autoantibody-prior-to-ca125-in-preclinical-invasive-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Wei-Lei Yang, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Archana R Simmons, Andy Ryan, Evangelia O Fourkala, Zhen Lu, Keith A Baggerly, Yang Zhao, Karen Lu, David D L Bowtell, Ian Jacobs, Steven J Skates, Wei-Wu He, Usha Menon, Robert C Bast
Purpose: The TP53 tumor suppressor gene is mutated in >95% of high grade serous ovarian cancers. Detecting an autologous antibody response to TP53 might improve early detection. <p>Experimental design: An immunoassay was developed to measure TP53 autoantibody in sera from 378 cases of invasive epithelial ovarian cancer and in 944 age-matched healthy controls from the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Serial preclinical samples from cases and controls were also assayed from the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS)...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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