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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145397/post-kala-azar-dermal-leishmaniasis-in-the-indian-subcontinent-a-threat-to-the-south-east-asia-region-kala-azar-elimination-programme
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REVIEW
Eduard E Zijlstra, Fabiana Alves, Suman Rijal, Byron Arana, Jorge Alvar
BACKGROUND: The South-East Asia Region Kala-azar Elimination Programme (KAEP) is expected to enter the consolidation phase in 2017, which focuses on case detection, vector control, and identifying potential sources of infection. Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is thought to play a role in the recurrence of visceral leishmaniasis (VL)/kala-azar outbreaks, and control of PKDL is among the priorities of the KAEP. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDING: We reviewed the literature with regard to PKDL in Asia and interpreted the findings in relation to current intervention methods in the KAEP in order to make recommendations...
November 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145353/cdc-grand-rounds-improving-medication-adherence-for-chronic-disease-management-innovations-and-opportunities
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Andrea B Neiman, Todd Ruppar, Michael Ho, Larry Garber, Paul J Weidle, Yuling Hong, Mary G George, Phoebe G Thorpe
Adherence to prescribed medications is associated with improved clinical outcomes for chronic disease management and reduced mortality from chronic conditions (1). Conversely, nonadherence is associated with higher rates of hospital admissions, suboptimal health outcomes, increased morbidity and mortality, and increased health care costs (2). In the United States, 3.8 billion prescriptions are written annually (3). Approximately one in five new prescriptions are never filled, and among those filled, approximately 50% are taken incorrectly, particularly with regard to timing, dosage, frequency, and duration (4)...
November 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145235/medicine-and-cardiology-can-have-a-high-innovative-potential-in-turkey
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EDITORIAL
Ayhan Olcay, Serdar B Albayrak, Erdem Tezcan, Vedat Öztürk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145129/high-contamination-in-the-areas-surrounding-abandoned-mines-and-mining-activities-an-impact-assessment-of-the-dilala-luilu-and-mpingiri-rivers-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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Emmanuel K Atibu, Pierre Lacroix, Periyasamy Sivalingam, Nicolas Ray, Gregory Giuliani, Crispin K Mulaji, Jean-Paul Otamonga, Pius T Mpiana, Vera I Slaveykova, John Poté
Abandoned mines and mining activities constitute important sources of toxic metals and Rare Earth Elements (REEs) affecting surrounding environmental compartments and biota. This study investigates the contamination degree and distribution of toxic metals and REEs in contrasting sediment, soil and plant samples surrounding rivers in the African copperbelt area characterized by the presence of numerous abandoned mines, artisanal and industrial mining activities. ICP-MS results highlighted the highest concentration of Cu, Co and Pb in sediments reaching values of 146,801, 18,434 and 899 mg kg(-1), respectively...
October 21, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145127/effect-of-lipid-free-microalgal-biomass-and-waste-glycerol-on-growth-and-lipid-production-of-scenedesmus-obliquus-innovative-waste-recycling-for-extraordinary-lipid-production
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Abd El-Fatah Abomohra, Hamed Eladel, Mohamed El-Esawi, Shuang Wang, Qian Wang, Zhixia He, Yongqiang Feng, Hao Shang, Dieter Hanelt
In the present work, a novel approach of using growth medium with different substitutions of lipid-free algal hydrolysate (LFAH, 0, 5, 10 and 15%) and/or waste glycerol (WG, 0, 5, 10 and 20 g L(-1)) for enhanced biodiesel production from Scenedesmus obliquus was studied. Combination of different concentrations of WG with 15% LFAH showed the maximum significant biomass productivity, which represented 27.4, 30.5 and 28.9% over the control at combined 5, 10 and 20 g L(-1) WG, respectively. The combinations of different LFAH with 20 g L(-1) WG showed the maximum significant lipid accumulation, where lipid productivity showed its maximum significant value of 59...
November 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145076/veterans-group-exercise-a-randomized-pilot-trial-of-an-integrative-exercise-program-for-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress
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Lizabeth A Goldstein, Wolf E Mehling, Thomas J Metzler, Beth E Cohen, Deborah E Barnes, Gerard J Choucroun, Aliza Silver, Lisa S Talbot, Shira Maguen, Jennifer A Hlavin, Margaret A Chesney, Thomas C Neylan
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent among military veterans and is associated with significant negative health outcomes. However, stigma and other barriers to care prevent many veterans from pursuing traditional mental health treatment. We developed a group-based Integrative Exercise (IE) program combining aerobic and resistance exercise, which is familiar to veterans, with mindfulness-based practices suited to veterans with PTSD. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of IE on PTSD symptom severity and quality of life, as well as assess the feasibility and acceptability of IE...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144156/upmc-prescription-for-wellness-a-quality-improvement-case-study-for-supporting-patient-engagement-and-health-behavior-change
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Rebecca J Maners, Eric Bakow, Michael D Parkinson, Gary S Fischer, Geoffrey R Camp
Addressing patient health and care behaviors that underlie much of chronic disease continues to challenge providers, medical practices, health systems, and insurers. Improving health and care as described by the Quadruple Aim requires innovation at the front lines of clinical care: the doctor-patient interaction and office practice. This article describes the use of Lean Six Sigma in a quality improvement (QI) effort to design an effective and scalable method for physicians to prescribe health coaching for healthy behaviors in a primary care medical home within a large integrated delivery and financing system...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144113/-can-we-transfer-the-mechanisms-of-the-generics-market-to-biosimilars
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Ch O Jacke, F Wild
Personalized medicines such as biologics and their generic equivalents, biosimilars, are pouring onto the pharmaceutical markets. Data of 16 private health insurance companies were used to describe the market shares of selected biosimilars available in 2014 and 2015. The purpose of this study focuses on the question of whether market access of biosimilars will lead to a price competition of the expense of innovation competition. The results show that prescriptions of biosimilars made up 37% of total prescriptions in 2015 compared to 35% in 2014, and that their share of prescription costs went up from 21% to 23% in the same period...
December 15, 2016: Versicherungsmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143900/an-innovative-mobile-health-system-to-improve-and-standardize-antenatal-care-among-underserved-communities-a-feasibility-study-in-an-italian-hosting-center-for-asylum-seekers
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Lucia Borsari, Giovanna Stancanelli, Laura Guarenti, Teresa Grandi, Serena Leotta, Lucia Barcellini, Paola Borella, Anne Caroline Benski
Innovative migrant-friendly tools are needed to assist health personnel manage the high number of pregnancies within reception centers. This study tests functionality and acceptability of a new mHealth system in providing antenatal care amongst migrants. The study, carried out between 2014 and 2016, involved 150 pregnant women residing in the largest European migrant reception center in Sicily. A ticket tracking system assessed the system's functionality and a questionnaire assessed women's acceptability. The system facilitated the collection of clinical data, enabling the creation of electronic patient records and identifying 10% of pregnancies as high-risk...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143676/the-future-of-viral-hepatitis-testing-innovations-in-testing-technologies-and-approaches
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REVIEW
Rosanna W Peeling, Debrah I Boeras, Francesco Marinucci, Philippa Easterbrook
A large burden of undiagnosed hepatitis virus cases remains globally. Despite the 257 million people living with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, and 71 million with chronic viraemic HCV infection, most people with hepatitis remain unaware of their infection. Advances in rapid detection technology have created new opportunities for enhancing access to testing and care, as well as monitoring of treatment. This article examines a range of other technological innovations that can be leveraged to provide more affordable and simplified approaches to testing for HBV and HCV infection and monitoring of treatment response...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143673/the-heptestcontest-a-global-innovation-contest-to-identify-approaches-to-hepatitis-b-and-c-testing
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Joseph D Tucker, Kathrine Meyers, John Best, Karyn Kaplan, Razia Pendse, Kevin A Fenton, Isabelle Andrieux-Meyer, Carmen Figueroa, Pedro Goicochea, Charles Gore, Azumi Ishizaki, Giten Khwairakpam, Veronica Miller, Antons Mozalevskis, Michael Ninburg, Ponsiano Ocama, Rosanna Peeling, Nick Walsh, Massimo G Colombo, Philippa Easterbrook
BACKGROUND: Innovation contests are a novel approach to elicit good ideas and innovative practices in various areas of public health. There remains limited published literature on approaches to deliver hepatitis testing. The purpose of this innovation contest was to identify examples of different hepatitis B and C approaches to support countries in their scale-up of hepatitis testing and to supplement development of formal recommendations on service delivery in the 2017 World Health Organization hepatitis B and C testing guidelines...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143440/use-of-innovative-micro-extraction-techniques-to-characterise-harpagophytum-procumbens-root-and-its-commercial-food-supplements
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Alina Diuzheva, Simone Carradori, Vasil Andruch, Marcello Locatelli, Elisa De Luca, Matteo Tiecco, Raimondo Germani, Luigi Menghini, Alessio Nocentini, Paola Gratteri, Cristina Campestre
INTRODUCTION: For the determination of harpagoside and the wide phenolic pattern in Harpagophytum procumbens root and its commercial food supplements, dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME), ultrasound-assisted DLLME (UA-DLLME), and sugaring-out liquid-liquid extraction (SULLE) were tested and compared. OBJECTIVES: In order to optimise the extraction efficiency, DLLME and UA-DLLME were performed in different solvents (water and aqueous solutions of glucose, β-cyclodextrin, (2-hydroxypropyl)-β-cyclodextrin, sodium chloride, natural deep eutectic solvent, and ionic liquid)...
November 16, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143411/spontaneous-neural-activity-differences-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-quantitative-resting-state-meta-analysis-and-fmri-validation
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Seth G Disner, Craig A Marquardt, Bryon A Mueller, Philip C Burton, Scott R Sponheim
Identifying the pathophysiology of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a critical step toward reducing its debilitating impact. Spontaneous neural activity, measured at rest using various neuroimaging techniques (e.g., regional homogeneity [ReHo], amplitude of low frequency fluctuations [ALFF]), can provide insight about baseline neurobiological factors influencing sensory, cognitive, or behavioral processes associated with PTSD. The present study used activation likelihood estimation (ALE) to conduct the largest-to-date quantitative meta-analysis of spontaneous neural activity in PTSD, including 457 PTSD cases, 292 trauma-exposed controls (TECs), and 293 non-traumatized controls (NTCs) across 22 published studies...
November 15, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143332/accurate-prediction-and-elucidation-of-drug-resistance-based-on-the-robust-and-reproducible-chemoresponse-communities
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Enyu Dai, Jing Wang, Feng Yang, Xu Zhou, Qian Song, Shuyuan Wang, Xuexin Yu, Dianming Liu, Qian Yang, Hong Dai, Wei Jiang, Hong Ling
Selecting the available treatment for each cancer patient from genomic context is a core goal of precision medicine, but innovative approaches with mechanism interpretation and improved performance are still highly needed. Through utilizing in vitro chemotherapy response data coupled with gene and miRNA expression profiles, we applied a network-based approach that identified markers not as individual molecules but as functional groups extracted from the integrated transcription factor and miRNA regulatory network...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143169/predictors-and-patterns-of-psychiatric-treatment-dropout-during-pregnancy-among-low-income-women
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Sara L Kornfield, Christina D Kang-Yi, David S Mandell, C Neill Epperson
Objective This study compared psychiatric treatment discontinuation rates among pregnant women using psychotropic medications, outpatient psychotherapy, or both before conception. Methods Using data from Pennsylvania Medicaid Fee-For-Service and Managed Care Organization claims and Medicaid enrollment, 3030 women were identified who gave birth between 2007 and 2009, had ≥ 1 claim for psychiatric treatment during the 120 days prior to pregnancy, and were enrolled in Medicaid until they delivered. Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analyses were used to estimate psychiatric treatment dropout rate during pregnancy and examine relationships between treatment dropout and age, race/ethnicity, and pre-pregnancy psychiatric diagnosis and treatment pattern...
November 15, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143147/-esc-guidelines-2017-on-peripheral-arterial-diseases-summary-of-the-most-important-recommendations-and-innovations
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C Espinola-Klein
The current European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on peripheral arterial diseases include recommendations on diagnostics and treatment of atherosclerotic manifestations in peripheral arteries. Because of the high coincidence of atherosclerosis in different arterial territories, screening for other atherosclerotic lesions is necessary in patients with clinical symptoms in one vascular bed. Consistent treatment of cardiovascular risk factors is important in all patients with peripheral atherosclerosis...
November 15, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142851/the-use-of-icg-enhanced-fluorescence-for-the-evaluation-of-parathyroid-gland-preservation
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REVIEW
Pornpeera Jitpratoom, Angkoon Anuwong
Indocyanine green (ICG) enhanced fluorescence imaging is recent innovation as the "real-time intraoperative imaging" technique. Many clinical studies have been reported in the literature which use different devices and techniques that employ various doses and usages of ICG as a non-specific contrast agent. Several groups have performed studies in endocrine surgery, especially with regards to parathyroid-related outcomes after thyroid and parathyroid surgery. However, there is no consensus on the technical details that should be applied...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142843/intraoperative-real-time-localization-of-parathyroid-gland-with-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging
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REVIEW
Sung Won Kim, Hyoung Shin Lee, Kang Dae Lee
Surgeons have cited difficulties in identifying the parathyroid glands (PG) during thyroidectomy. To overcome the limitation of naked eye, many studies on near-infrared fluorescence imaging of PGs have been introduced and suggested that fluorescence imaging is useful for both localizing PGs and evaluating their function. This imaging technique has been reported in two ways: (I) imaging using a fluorescent material called indocyanine green (ICG); and (II) autofluorescence using intrinsic fluorophores. These innovative and novel techniques are expected to have a significant impact on performing thyroid or parathyroid surgery...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142312/understanding-the-anticorrosive-protective-mechanisms-of-modified-epoxy-coatings-with-improved-barrier-active-and-self-healing-functionalities-eis-and-spectroscopic-techniques
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Demian I Njoku, Miaomiao Cui, Haigang Xiao, Baihui Shang, Ying Li
The present investigation adopted long-term in-situ electrochemical and spectroscopic approaches to study the combined active, self-healing and passive protective mechanisms of a new class of innovative anti-corrosive coatings based on epoxy doped with clay nanotubes impregnated with active species for the protection of carbon steel in 3.5% NaCl solution. The suitability of the as-received clay nanotubes to encapsulate the active agents was confirmed by different spectroscopic measurements. Tube end stopper with Ferric ion and polymer encapsulation with chitosan cross-linked with glutaraldehyde were adopted to tunnel the release of the active agents loaded into the nanotubes...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142283/a-mobile-device-based-imaging-spectrometer-for-environmental-monitoring-by-attaching-a-lightweight-small-module-to-a-commercial-digital-camera
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Fuhong Cai, Wen Lu, Wuxiong Shi, Sailing He
Spatially-explicit data are essential for remote sensing of ecological phenomena. Lately, recent innovations in mobile device platforms have led to an upsurge in on-site rapid detection. For instance, CMOS chips in smart phones and digital cameras serve as excellent sensors for scientific research. In this paper, a mobile device-based imaging spectrometer module (weighing about 99 g) is developed and equipped on a Single Lens Reflex camera. Utilizing this lightweight module, as well as commonly used photographic equipment, we demonstrate its utility through a series of on-site multispectral imaging, including ocean (or lake) water-color sensing and plant reflectance measurement...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
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