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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925554/monitoring-of-sesamia-nonagrioides-resistance-to-mon%C3%A2-810-maize-in-the-european-union-lessons-from-a-long-term-harmonized-plan
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Gema P Farinós, Pedro Hernández-Crespo, Félix Ortego, Pedro Castañera
BACKGROUND: MON 810 maize, which expresses the insecticidal protein Cry1Ab, is a highly effective method to control Sesamia nonagrioides (Lefèbvre), a key maize pest in Mediterranean countries. Monitoring programs to assess the potential development of resistance of target pests to Bt maize are mandatory in the European Union (EU). Here we report the results of the S. nonagrioides resistance monitoring plan implemented for MON 810 maize in the EU between 2004-2015 and reassess the different components of this long-term harmonized plan...
September 19, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923710/spatiotemporal-drought-variability-on-the-mongolian-plateau-from-1980-2014-based-on-the-spei-pm-intensity-analysis-and-hurst-exponent
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Siqin Tong, Quan Lai, Jiquan Zhang, Yuhai Bao, A Lusi, Qiyun Ma, Xiangqian Li, Feng Zhang
Knowledge about variations of drought can provide a scientific basis for water resource planning and drought mitigation. In this study, the variations and patterns of drought identified by the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) were investigated on the Mongolian Plateau for the period 1980-2014, based on intensity analysis, linear regression, the Mann-Kendall test, wavelet analysis, and Hurst exponent. The results show that: 1) the annual SPEI decreased at a rate of -0.0133/yr over the past 35years, and a major abrupt change occurred in 1999; 2) drought on the Mongolian Plateau intensified from 1980 to 2014, and the drought in Mongolia has been more serious than in Inner Mongolia since the beginning of the 21st century; 3) the rate of drought/wet changes in 1980s-1990s and 1990s-2000s were faster than in 2000s-2010s...
September 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923175/frailty-and-usage-of-health-care-systems-results-from-the-south-australian-monitoring-and-surveillance-system-samss
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Elsa Dent, Eleonora Dal Grande, Kay Price, Anne W Taylor
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about frailty and its impact on health-care systems. Using large-scale population health surveillance data, this study determined the prevalence of frailty, its associated factors, and the impact it places on health care services. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional snapshot of the 2013-2015 South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System (SAMSS) database was used, focusing on individuals aged ≥65years. Frailty was assessed by the Frailty Index (FI), and classified as robust (scores≤0...
October 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923031/positive-mental-health-literacy-development-and-validation-of-a-measure-among-norwegian-adolescents
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Hanne Nissen Bjørnsen, Mary Elizabeth Bradley Eilertsen, Regine Ringdal, Geir Arild Espnes, Unni Karin Moksnes
BACKGROUND: Mental health literacy (MHL), or the knowledge and abilities necessary to benefit mental health, is a significant determinant of mental health and has the potential to benefit both individual and public mental health. MHL and its measures have traditionally focused on knowledge and beliefs about mental -ill-health rather than on mental health. No measures of MHL addressing knowledge of good or positive mental health have been identified. AIM: This study aimed to develop and validate an instrument measuring adolescents' knowledge of how to obtain and maintain good mental health and to evaluate the psychometric properties of the instrument...
September 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922947/timely-access-to-inpatient-rehabilitation-after-stroke-a-qualitative-study-of-perceived-barriers-and-potential-solutions-in-ontario-canada
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Matthew J Meyer, Robert Teasell, Linda Kelloway, Samantha B Meyer, Deborah Willems, Christina O'Callaghan
PURPOSE: Stroke units have been established as best practice care, in part because they offer timely initiation of rehabilitation. Experts in Ontario, Canada recommend that eligible patients be transferred to inpatient rehabilitation (on average) by day 5 after ischemic stroke and day 7 after a hemorrhagic stroke. This study explores perceived barriers to implementation of these recommendations and potential solutions. METHOD: Exploratory focus groups were held with stakeholders from five geographically diverse regions across Ontario between September 2011 and January 2012...
September 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921609/biomarkers-for-equine-joint-injury-and-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
C Wayne McIlwraith, Christopher E Kawcak, David D Frisbie, Christopher B Little, Peter D Clegg, Mandy J Peffers, Morten A Karsdal, Stina Ekman, Sheila Laverty, Richard A Slayden, Linda J Sandell, L Stefan Lohmander, Virginia B Kraus
We report the results of a symposium aimed at identifying validated biomarkers that can be used to complement clinical observations for diagnosis and prognosis of joint injury leading to equine osteoarthritis (OA). Biomarkers might also predict pre-fracture change that could lead to catastrophic bone failure in equine athletes. The workshop was attended by leading scientists in the fields of equine and human musculoskeletal biomarkers to enable cross-disciplinary exchange and improve knowledge in both. Detailed proceedings with strategic planning was written, added to, edited and referenced to develop this manuscript...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915890/barriers-and-enablers-for-the-development-and-implementation-of-allied-health-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-south-african-primary-healthcare-settings-a-qualitative-study
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J M Dizon, K Grimmer, Q Louw, S Machingaidze, H Parker, H Pillen
BACKGROUND: The South African allied health (AH) primary healthcare (PHC) workforce is challenged with the complex rehabilitation needs of escalating patient numbers. The application of evidence-based care using clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) is one way to make efficient and effective use of resources. Although CPGs are common for AH in high-income countries, there is limited understanding of how to do this in low- to middle-income countries. This paper describes barriers and enablers for AH CPG uptake in South African PHC...
September 15, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914164/the-danish-national-youth-study-2014-study-design-population-characteristics-and-non-response-analysis
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Veronica Pisinger, Stine Schou Mikkelsen, Pernille Bendtsen, Kia Kejlskov Egan, Janne Schurmann Tolstrup
AIMS: This paper aims to give a description of the Danish National Youth Study 2014 in terms of study design, study population and questionnaire content. The differences between participants and non-participants regarding socioeconomic characteristics are also described. METHODS: The Danish National Youth Study 2014 was a web-based survey with data collected through self-completion questionnaires administered in the classroom. There were two questionnaires: one for students, with >250 core questions; and one for school leaders on the school environment...
September 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911323/exploring-how-different-modes-of-governance-act-across-health-system-levels-to-influence-primary-healthcare-facility-managers-use-of-information-in-decision-making-experience-from-cape-town-south-africa
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Vera Scott, Lucy Gilson
BACKGROUND: Governance, which includes decision-making at all levels of the health system, and information have been identified as key, interacting levers of health system strengthening. However there is an extensive literature detailing the challenges of supporting health managers to use formal information from health information systems (HISs) in their decision-making. While health information needs differ across levels of the health system there has been surprisingly little empirical work considering what information is actually used by primary healthcare facility managers in managing, and making decisions about, service delivery...
September 15, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906157/economic-factors-impacting-food-allergen-management-perspectives-from-the-food-industry
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Ruchi S Gupta, Steve L Taylor, Joseph L Baumert, Lauren M Kao, Erik Schuster, Bridget M Smith
Food allergies affect up to 8% of children in the United States and may occasionally lead to severe life-threatening reactions. Because there is currently no cure for food allergies, strict avoidance of the allergen-containing foods is the only means of preventing an allergic reaction. Consumers rely on food manufacturers to reliably track and declare the presence of food allergens in products. Over the past 10 to 20 years, the food industry has increasingly adopted allergen control approaches in its processing facilities...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901967/intervention-mapping-approach-in-the-design-of-an-interactive-mobile-health-application-to-improve-self-care-in-heart-failure
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Ponrathi Athilingam, John M Clochesy, Miguel A Labrador
Heart failure is a complex syndrome among older adults who may experience and interpret symptoms differently. These differences in symptom interpretation may influence decision-making in symptom management. A well-informed and motivated person may develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage symptoms. Therefore, the patient-centered mobile health application HeartMapp was designed to engage patients with heart failure in self-care management by offering tailored alerts and feedback using mobile phones...
September 8, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898740/transition-from-children-s-to-adult-services-for-young-adults-with-life-limiting-conditions-a-realist-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Helen Kerr, Jayne Price, Honor Nicholl, Peter O'Halloran
BACKGROUND: Improvements in care and treatment have led to more young adults with life-limiting conditions living beyond childhood, which means they must make the transition from children's to adult services. This has proved a challenging process for both young adults and service providers, with complex transition interventions interacting in unpredictable ways with local contexts. OBJECTIVES: To explain how intervention processes interact with contextual factors to help transition from children's to adult services for young adults with life-limiting conditions...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895960/atopic-dermatitis-therapeutic-care-delivery-therapeutic-education-shared-decision-making-and-access-to-care
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Jennifer LeBovidge, Jenna Borok, Jeremy Udkoff, Gil Yosipovitch, Lawrence F Eichenfield
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic skin condition affecting children and adults, with a significant negative impact on patient and caregiver quality of life (QOL). Although effective treatments for AD are available, outcomes are often limited by poor adherence to treatment plans. Effective patient and caregiver education about the disease and its management is a necessary and important component of AD care. Therapeutic patient education (TPE) is a patient-centered process that aims to transfer information and skills necessary to manage and cope with a disease from health care professionals to patients and caregivers...
September 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893672/a-situational-analysis-of-current-antimicrobial-governance-regulation-and-utilisation-in-south-africa
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Natalie Schellack, Deon Benjamin, Adrian Brink, Adriano Duse, Kim Faure, Debra Goff, Marc Mendelson, Johanna Meyer, Jacqui Miot, Olga Perovic, Troy Pople, Fatima Suleman, Moritza van Vuuren, Sabiha Essack
The Global Action Plan (GAP) on AMR calls for optimising the use of antimicrobial medicines in human and animal health, in tandem with strengthening of the knowledge and evidence base through surveillance and research. However, there is a paucity of consumption data in African countries such as South Africa. Determining antimicrobial consumption data in low resource settings remains a challenge. This paper describes alternative mechanisms of assessing antimicrobial consumption data such as Intercontinental Marketing Services (IMS), and contract data arising from tenders (an open Request for Proposal, RFP) as opposed to the international norms of daily defined doses per 100 patient days, or per 1000 of the population...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892437/public-health-system-research-in-public-health-emergency-preparedness-in-the-united-states-2009-2015-actionable-knowledge-base
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REVIEW
Elena Savoia, Leesa Lin, Dottie Bernard, Noah Klein, Lyndon P James, Stefano Guicciardi
BACKGROUND: In 2008, the Institute of Medicine released a letter report identifying 4 research priority areas for public health emergency preparedness in public health system research: (1) enhancing the usefulness of training, (2) improving timely emergency communications, (3) creating and maintaining sustainable response systems, and (4) generating effectiveness criteria and metrics. OBJECTIVES: To (1) identify and characterize public health system research in public health emergency preparedness produced in the United States from 2009 to 2015, (2) synthesize research findings and assess the level of confidence in these findings, and (3) describe the evolution of knowledge production in public health emergency preparedness system research...
September 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890759/general-perceptions-and-awareness-level-among-local-residents-in-penang-island-toward-bats-conservation-efforts
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Nur Juliani Shafie, Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah, Aini Hasanah Abdul Mutalib, Nik Fadzly
The population of bats has declined from year to year caused by human activities such as logging and hunting activities. Since the human factor is linked to the issues of population decline in many animal species, a community-based conservation strategy that involved local communities is needed. We conducted face-to-face surveys among residents in Penang Island to assess knowledge and awareness level toward bats conservation efforts. We collected demographic values such as age, gender, level of education, length of residency as well as their monthly income, since different group in these variable might have different perception...
July 2017: Tropical Life Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887778/mapping-sites-of-reef-vulnerability-along-lagoons-of-lakshadweep-archipelago-indian-ocean
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Ranith R, Senthilnathan L, Machendiranathan M, Thangaradjou T, Sasamal S K, Choudhury S B
Tissue degradation and mediated mortality have turned into a major threat to coral reef systems around the world. Detailed knowledge on interactions of prime biological factors that mediate tissue loss and mortality is of paramount importance in understanding the prevailing reef health scenario and to trial management actions. In the present study, a series of benthic surveys were conducted in Lakshadweep islands to understand the interactions of plausible biological factors in causing tissue loss and mediated mortality...
September 8, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885872/teaching-tip-simulated-tumors-as-an-aid-to-teaching-principles-of-surgical-oncology
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Christopher Tan, Rachel Basa, Peter Bennett, Neil Hannan, William R Walsh, Christopher Bellenger
Tumors of the skin and subcutaneous tissues are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in small animals. In many cases, surgical excision is an essential component of successful therapy and it should be performed in a specific way based on the type and grade of the tumor. Students require adequate training to develop both clinical decision-making skills and technical surgical skills, which we believe contribute to optimal clinical results. We have developed an inexpensive and simple technique that aims to replicate a naturally occurring subcutaneous tumor and allows trainees to plan and perform three common surgical procedures: incisional biopsy, marginal excision, and wide surgical excision...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885755/effects-of-an-individualised-nutritional-education-and-support-programme-on-dietary-habits-nutritional-knowledge-and-nutritional-status-of-older-adults-living-alone
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Jeong-Ah Ahn, JeeWon Park, Chun-Ja Kim
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The effects of an individualised nutritional education and support programme on dietary habits, nutritional knowledge, and nutritional status of 71 older adults living alone were examined. BACKGROUND: Although a regular dietary meal plan is recommended for improving nutritional status of older adults living alone, little research is done in this field in Korea. DESIGN: A pre- and post-test controlled quasi-experimental design was used at public health centres...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882373/a-paradigm-shift-in-surgical-planning-and-simulation-using-3dgraphy-experience-of-first-50-surgeries-done-using-3d-printed-biomodels
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Vaibhav Bagaria, Kshitij Chaudhary
INTRODUCTION: Preoperative planning is an important aspect of any orthopedic surgery. Traditionally, surgeons mentally rehearse the operation and anticipate problems based on data available from "radiography" like MRI and CT. 3D printed bio-models and tools, or "3Dgraphy" can simplify this mental exercise and provide a realistic and user-friendly portrayal of this radiographic data. METHODS: Five surgeons participated in this multicenter study. 3D printed biomodels were obtained for 50 surgical cases that included periarticular trauma (24), pelvic trauma (11), complex primary (7), and revision arthroplasty (8)...
September 1, 2017: Injury
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