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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218670/religion-and-animal-welfare-an-islamic-perspective
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REVIEW
Sira Abdul Rahman
Islam is a comprehensive religion guiding the lives of its followers through sets of rules governing the personal, social, and public aspects through the verses of the Holy Qur'an and Hadiths, the compilation of the traditions of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), the two main documents that serve as guidelines. Islam is explicit with regard to using animals for human purposes and there is a rich tradition of the Prophet Mohammad's (pbuh) concern for animals to be found in the Hadith and Sunna. Islam has also laid down rules for humane slaughter...
February 17, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211968/verse-guided-parallel-rf-excitations-using-dynamic-field-correction
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Mustafa Çavuşoğlu, Ronald Mooiweer, Klaas P Pruessmann, Shaihan J Malik
In parallel RF pulse design, peak RF magnitudes and specific absorption rate levels are critical concerns in the hardware and safety limits. The variable rate selective excitation (VERSE) method is an efficient technique to limit the peak RF power by applying a local-only RF and gradient waveform reshaping while retaining the on-resonance profile. The accuracy of the excitation performed by the VERSEd RF and gradient waveforms strictly depends on the performance of the employed hardware. Any deviation from the nominal gradient fields as a result of frequency dependent system imperfections violates the VERSE condition similarly to off-resonance effects, leading to significant excitation errors and the RF pulse not converging to the targeted peak RF power...
February 17, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182027/critical-review-of-rasaratna-samuccaya-a-comprehensive-treatise-of-indian-alchemy
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Dhirajsingh Sumersingh Rajput, Rohit Gokarn, Chandrashekhar Y Jagtap, R Galib, B J Patgiri, P K Prajapati
Rasaratna Samuccaya (RRS) a 13(th) century C.E. alchemical treatise, authored by Vāgbhaṭa, is a useful compilation related to preparation and properties of drugs of mineral and metallic origin. This text throws light on the state of Indian expertise in the field of alchemy regarding the extraction, purification, conversion of metals/minerals into therapeutically suitable forms, various instruments developed for alchemical purposes and treatment of numerous diseases by using herbo-mineral preparations. The present work is an attempt to summarize the key features of RRS to highlight its utility and contribution in the development of Indian alchemy...
July 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175937/-de-rhoncho-dormientium-dedicated-to-prof-dr-wolfgang-pirsig-on-his-80th-birthday
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EDITORIAL
T Verse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173654/-clinical-value-of-a-rapid-respiratory-syncytial-virus-antigen-detection-in-point-of-care-testing
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Y X Ding, R Tian, Y Qian, Y Sun, J Deng, F Wang, R N Zhu, L Q Zhao
Objective: To evaluate the clinical value of a rapid respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) antigen detection in point-of-care testing (POCT). Method: A total of 209 specimens, including 78 throat swabs (TS) and 131 nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPAs), were collected from inpatients who visited the Children's Hospital Affiliated to the Capital Institute of Pediatrics and were diagnosed as acute respiratory infection from 5 January to 7 February, 2015. These specimens were tested for RSV by a rapid antigen detection kit which was compared with reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and direct immunofluorescence assay (DFA) for RSV detection...
February 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168927/genotypic-diversity-of-phytophthora-cinnamomi-and-p-plurivora-in-maryland-s-nurseries-and-mid-atlantic-forests
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Justine Beaulieu, Blain B Ford, Yilmaz Balci
Genetic diversity of two Phytophthora species, P. cinnamomi (102 isolates) and P. plurivora (186), commonly encountered in Maryland nurseries and forests in the Mid-Atlantic United States was characterized using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). Expected heterozygosity and other indices suggested a lower level of diversity among P. cinnamomi than P. plurivora. Hierarchical clustering showed P. cinnamomi isolates separated into four clusters, and two of the largest clusters were closely related, containing 80% of the isolates...
February 7, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162743/-491-telehealth-verses-in-person-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-for-chronic-pain
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M Herbert, N Afari, M Bondi, T Rutledge, J Atkinson, J Wetherell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158679/new-insights-into-shear-stress-induced-endothelial-signaling-and-barrier-function-cell-free-fluid-verses-blood-flow
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Sulei Xu, Xiang Li, Kyle B LaPenna, Stanley D Yokota, Sabine Huke, Pingnian He
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128394/person-centered-primary-care-strategies-for-assessment-of-and-intervention-for-aggressive-behaviors-in-dementia
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Anand Desai, Tracy Wharton, Laura Struble, Mary Blazek
With an increase in the number of individuals affected by dementia, it is imperative for health care providers to be well versed in the most effective ways to manage neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as aggression. Aggression can be particularly hard to manage because it creates risk of harm for formal and informal caregivers, and options for medical intervention are complex and situation dependent. Although multiple guidelines for management of aggression in dementia are available in the literature, their scope is widespread and suggested treatments often vary, making decision making difficult to navigate for busy clinicians...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124009/plastic-stents-or-covered-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-benign-biliary-strictures-same-song-different-verse
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EDITORIAL
Todd H Baron, Ian S Grimm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106317/changes-in-vascular-reactivity-and-endothelial-ca-2-dynamics-with-chronic-low-flow
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Mark S Taylor, Chung-Sik Choi, Leith Bayazid, Katherine E Glosemeyer, Calvin C P Baker, David S Weber
Disruption of blood flow promotes endothelial dysfunction and predisposes vessels to remodeling and atherosclerosis. Recent findings suggest spatial and temporal tuning of local Ca(2+) signals along the endothelium is vital to vascular function. In the current study, we examined whether chronic flow disruption causes alteration of dynamic endothelial Ca(2+) signal patterning associated with changes in vascular structure and function. For these studies, we performed surgical partial-ligation (PL) of the left carotid arteries of mice to establish chronic low flow for 2 weeks; right carotid arteries remained open and served as controls (C)...
January 20, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074434/lessons-learned-from-the-world-s-first-successful-penis-allotransplantation
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REVIEW
Andre van der Merwe, Amir Zarrabi, Alexander Zühlke, Nicola Barsdorf, Rafique Moosa
We performed a successful penis allotransplantation on 11 December 2014. Sharing the lessons learned might help more patients in need to be treated this way. We divided the project into manageable segments that was each overseen by an expert. The ethical review and conduct paved the way for a publically acceptable and successful project. Screening for a psychological stable recipient is important. The most difficult part of the project was finding a donor penis. This was successfully negotiated with the family of a brain dead donor by creating a neo-phallus for the donor, thereby maintaining the dignity of the donor...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068137/meeting-evolving-workforce-needs-preparing-psychologists-for-leadership-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home
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Abbie O Beacham, Kristi S Van Sickle, Parinda Khatri, Mana K Ali, Daniel Reimer, Eugene W Farber, Nadine J Kaslow
Behavioral health integration in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) offers opportunities for psychologists to play leadership roles. Widespread practice transition to PCMH models of care are expected to substantially impact the psychology workforce. Conservative estimates suggest that approximately 90% of the 93,000 clinically trained psychologists would be required to meet projected need in these settings. This has implications for how health service psychologists are trained. In addition to relevant clinical competencies, they must be versed in system/program development, administration, evaluation, quality improvement, and interprofessional collaboration...
January 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048993/-a-professional-identity-rooted-in-public-health
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REVIEW
Marie-Sophie Cherillat
Marie-Sophie Cherillat was trained by managers well versed in the issues surrounding public healthcare. She focuses her practice on the health determinants specific to each individual patient and is committed to therapeutic education.
January 2017: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048765/su-f-t-57-delivered-activity-accuracy-of-radium-223-dichloride-injections-when-being-administrated-for-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-symptomatic-bone-metastases-the-impact-of-residual-activity-in-the-spent-syringe-and-dispensing-accuracy-of-ra-223
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G Jennings
PURPOSE: To quantify the delivered activity accuracy of Radium 223 dichloride injections, when being administrated for castration - resistant prostate cancer, symptomatic bone metastases. The impact of residual activity in the spent syringe and dispensing accuracy of Ra 223. METHODS: The administration is by slow intravenous injection over 1 minute followed by double flushing of the 10 mL syringe and IV with saline. Eighty (80) procedures was used to investigate variations in the activity from the amount prescribed (µCi) = 1...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047739/su-d-207b-07-development-of-a-ct-radiomics-based-early-response-prediction-model-during-delivery-of-chemoradiation-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
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S Klawikowski, J Christian, D Schott, M Zhang, X Li
PURPOSE: Pilot study developing a CT-texture based model for early assessment of treatment response during the delivery of chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Daily CT data acquired for 24 pancreatic head cancer patients using CT-on-rails, during the routine CT-guided CRT delivery with a radiation dose of 50.4 Gy in 28 fractions, were analyzed. The pancreas head was contoured on each daily CT. Texture analysis was performed within the pancreas head contour using a research tool (IBEX)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047354/su-f-t-77-a-novel-test-for-coincidence-between-light-fields-and-electron-radiation-fields
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G Gibbard, C Shang, S Khanal
PURPOSE: To validate a novel real time quality assurance device, as a means to test coincidence of light fields to electron radiation fields. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Use a Raven™ (LAP of America Laser Applications) detector, both light fields and electron radiation fields of various electron cones and cutouts from two Clinacs (Varian Medical) were sensed by the phosphor screen and registered by a CCD camera of the device. During measurements, the screen surface of Raven was placed at ISO center level facing the radiation field at any setup angle...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046562/su-f-t-272-patient-specific-quality-assurance-of-prostate-vmat-plans-with-portal-dosimetry
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J Darko, A Kiciak, S Badu, G Grigorov, A Fleck, E Osei
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of using the Portal Dosimetry (PD) method for patient specific quality assurance of prostate VMAT plans. METHODS: As per institutional protocol all VMAT plans were measured using the Varian Portal Dosimetry (PD) method. A gamma evaluation criterion of 3%-3mm with a minimum area gamma pass rate (gamma <1) of 95% is used clinically for all plans. We retrospectively evaluated the portal dosimetry results for 170 prostate patients treated with VMAT technique...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035711/written-cohesion-in-children-with-and-without-language-learning-disabilities
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Anthony D Koutsoftas, Victoria Petersen
BACKGROUND: Cohesion refers to the linguistic elements of discourse that contribute to its continuity and is an important element to consider as part of written language intervention, especially in children with language learning disabilities (LLD). There is substantial evidence that children with LLD perform more poorly than typically developing (TD) peers on measures of cohesion in spoken language and on written transcription measures; however, there is far less research comparing groups on cohesion as a measure of written language across genres...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027156/education-vs-training-does-it-matter
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Kathryn A Higley
The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements' (NCRP) "Where are the Radiation Professionals?" initiative brought renewed attention to the declining numbers of individuals in radiation protection fields. This paper is an expanded version of the oral presentation by the author at the 2016 NCRP Annual Meeting. Health physics (HP) as a discipline and vocation is at a critical juncture. Perhaps less well recognized is the extreme peril facing academic HP programs. Higher education today is vastly different from what it was even 20 y ago...
February 2017: Health Physics
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