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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775394/degradation-of-ticarcillin-by-subcritial-water-oxidation-method-application-of-response-surface-methodology-and-artificial-neural-network-modeling
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Erdal Yabalak
This study was performed to investigate the mineralization of ticarcillin in the artificially prepared aqueous solution presenting ticarcillin contaminated waters, which constitute a serious problem for human health. 81.99% of total organic carbon removal, 79.65% of chemical oxygen demand removal, and 94.35% of ticarcillin removal were achieved by using eco-friendly, time-saving, powerful and easy-applying, subcritical water oxidation method in the presence of a safe-to-use oxidizing agent, hydrogen peroxide...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774884/-application-of-radial-arterial-puncture-cannulation-under-ultrasonic-guidance-in-patients-with-critical-diseases
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Lan Cao, Lina Zhang, Meilin Ai, Li Li, Dun Tian, Yang Sun, Luxi Deng
To explore the clinicaleffect of radial arterial puncture cannulationunder ultrasonic guidance in patients with critical diseases.
 Methods: From December 2016 to May 2017, 120 patients under critical conditions in Department ofIntensive Care Unit, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, who received arterial cannulation, were randomly divided into 2 groups: a control group (traditional blind puncture method) and an observation group (ultrasound-guided radial arterial cannulation) (60 cases in each group)...
April 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774540/conservative-thickness-layers-in-mohs-micrographic-surgery
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Stanislav N Tolkachjov, Jonathan A Cappel, Elizabeth A Bryant, Christopher B Harmon
BACKGROUND: Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is used to treat cutaneous malignancies in locations to maximize tissue sparing. The authors' aim is to demonstrate the utility of conservative thickness layers (CTL) in MMS and review patient and tumor characteristics and the potential anatomic locations where this technique may be most useful. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients with tumors treated with CTL in MMS of 339 tumors, recording patient demographics, tumor characteristics, MMS stages for clearance, repairs, complications, and follow-up...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774275/comparative-economic-study-of-the-use-of-corifollitropin-alfa-and-daily-rfsh-for-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-in-older-patients-cost-minimization-analysis-based-on-the-pursue-study
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Gorka Barrenetxea, Juan Antonio García-Velasco, Belén Aragón, Jordi Osset, Max Brosa, Noemí López-Martínez, Buenaventura Coroleu
This study presents an economic assessment of controlled ovarian stimulation in assisted reproductive technology procedures in Spain, comparing the use of corifollitropin alfa and various forms of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (rFSH) in women of advanced maternal age. A cost-minimization analysis (CMA) was performed to assess the cost per cycle of controlled controlled ovarian stimulation, including only direct costs associated with the stimulation phase. The CMA was based on the population characteristics, the protocol, and the results obtained from the PURSUE study, taking into account 9 days of controlled controlled ovarian stimulation and 300 IU rFSH/day...
April 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774213/a-rapid-growth-independent-antibiotic-resistance-detection-test-by-sybr-green-propidium-iodide-viability-assay
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Jie Feng, Rebecca Yee, Shuo Zhang, Lili Tian, Wanliang Shi, Wen-Hong Zhang, Ying Zhang
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have caused huge concerns and demand innovative approaches for their prompt detection. Current antimicrobial susceptibility tests (AST) rely on the growth of the organisms which takes 1-2 days for fast-growing organisms and several weeks for slow growing organisms. Here, we show for the first time the utility of the SYBR Green I/propidium iodide (PI) viability assay for rapidly identifying antibiotic resistance in less than 30 min for major, antibiotic-resistant, fast-growing bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae , and Acinetobacter baumannii for bactericidal and bacteriostatic agents and in 16 h for extremely rapid detection of drug resistance for isoniazid and pyrazinamide in slow-growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis ...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774192/efficacy-of-the-all-in-one-therapeutic-strategy-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-preliminary-outcome-and-limitation
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Young-Soo Park, Yohei Kogeichi, Yoichi Shida, Hiroyuki Nakase
Objective: Despite recent advances in medicine, no significant improvement has been achieved in therapeutic outcomes for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the treatment of severe multiple traumas, accurate judgment and prompt action corresponding to rapid pathophysiological changes are required. Therefore, we developed the "All-in-One" therapeutic strategy for severe TBI. In this report, we present the therapeutic concept and discuss its efficacy and limitations. Methods: From April 2007 to December 2015, 439 patients diagnosed as having traumatic intracranial injuries were treated at our institution...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773969/cost-effectiveness-of-umeclidinium-compared-with-tiotropium-and-glycopyrronium-as-monotherapy-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-uk-perspective
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Dhvani Shah, Maurice Driessen, Nancy Risebrough, Timothy Baker, Ian Naya, Andrew Briggs, Afisi S Ismaila
Background: Cost-effectiveness of once-daily umeclidinium bromide (UMEC) was compared with once-daily tiotropium (TIO) and once-daily glycopyrronium (GLY) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from a UK National Health Service (NHS) perspective. Methods: A linked-equation model was implemented to estimate COPD progression, associated healthcare costs, exacerbations rates, life years (LY) and quality-adjusted LY (QALYs). Statistical risk equations for endpoints and resource use were derived from the ECLIPSE and TORCH studies, respectively...
2018: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773376/converting-untreated-waste-office-paper-and-chitosan-into-aerogel-adsorbent-for-the-removal-of-heavy-metal-ions
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Zhanying Li, Lin Shao, Zehai Ruan, Wenbin Hu, Lingbin Lu, Yongjun Chen
The utilization of waste paper, an obsolete recyclable resource, helps to save resources and protect environment. In this paper, an aerogel was prepared to convert the waste paper into a useful material, which was used to adsorb heavy metal ions and handle water pollution. Combining waste office paper and chitosan, the aerogel obtained the enhanced mechanical strength, acid resistance and high adsorption capacity (up to 156.3 mg/g for Cu2+ ). This adsorption process obeyed the pseudo-second order model and the Langmuir model...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773261/perioperative-transfusion-management-in-gastric-cancer-surgery-analysis-of-the-spanish-subset-of-the-eurecca-oesophago-gastric-cancer-registry
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Javier Osorio, Carlos Jericó, Coro Miranda, Elisenda Garsot, Alexis Luna, Mónica Miró, Maite Santamaría, Eva Artigau, Joaquín Rodríguez-Santiago, Sandra Castro, Josep Feliu, Aurora Aldeano, Carles Olona, Dulce Momblan, David Ruiz, Gonzalo Galofré, Inmaculada Pros, Xabier García-Albéniz, Miguel Lozano, Manuel Pera
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated allogenic packed red blood cell (aPRBC) transfusion rates in patients undergoing resection for gastric cancer and the implementation of blood-saving protocols (BSP). METHODS: Retrospective study of all gastric cancer patients operated on with curative intent in Catalonia and Navarra (2011-2013) and included in the Spanish subset of the EURECCA Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Registry. Hospitals with BSP were defined as those with a preoperative haemoglobin (Hb) optimisation circuit associated with restrictive transfusion strategies...
May 14, 2018: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773122/cost-effectiveness-of-the-controlled-temperature-chain-for-the-hepatitis-b-virus-birth-dose-vaccine-in-various-global-settings-a-modelling-study
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Nick Scott, Anna Palmer, Christopher Morgan, Olufunmilayo Lesi, C Wendy Spearman, Mark Sonderup, Margaret Hellard
BACKGROUND: The controlled temperature chain (CTC) strategy allows vaccines to be kept outside the cold chain for a short period of time. In remote rural areas, the CTC strategy for the hepatitis B virus (HBV) birth dose vaccination could improve its geographical coverage and timeliness of delivery, but with additional outreach costs. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of the CTC strategy for the HBV birth dose across six world regions and 72 countries according to their HBV prevalence, delivery costs, and birth dose coverage and timing...
June 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772991/reconstruction-plate-based-antibiotic-cement-spacers-clinical-outcomes-and-description-of-technique
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Aditya V Maheshwari, Robert Pivec, Roby Abraham, Qais Naziri
The standard of care for chronic deep peri-prosthetic hip infection is a two-stage exchange with placement of a temporary antibiotic cement spacer and treatment with intravenous antibiotics. Several commercially available cement spacer options exist. We report on a novel antibiotic spacer that may be an efficient, cost-effective alternative. Medical records of all patients treated for deep peri-prosthetic hip infection after total hip arthroplasty between 2004 and 2012 were reviewed. Each antibiotic spacer was constructed from a 12- to 16-hole recon plate bent to provide adequate soft tissue tension and a cement ball that matched the acetabulum...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772823/improving-the-energy-saving-process-with-high-resolution-data-a-case-study-in-a-university-building
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Jeongyun Han, Eunjung Lee, Hyunghun Cho, Yoonjin Yoon, Hyoseop Lee, Wonjong Rhee
In this paper, we provide findings from an energy saving experiment in a university building, where an IoT platform with 1 Hz sampling sensors was deployed to collect electric power consumption data. The experiment was a reward setup with daily feedback delivered by an energy delegate for one week, and energy saving of 25.4% was achieved during the experiment. Post-experiment sustainability, defined as 10% or more of energy saving, was also accomplished for 44 days without any further intervention efforts. The saving was possible mainly because of the data-driven intervention designs with high-resolution data in terms of sampling frequency and number of sensors, and the high-resolution data turned out to be pivotal for an effective waste behavior investigation...
May 17, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772779/sober-mcs-sociability-oriented-and-battery-efficient-recruitment-for-mobile-crowd-sensing
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Fazel Anjomshoa, Burak Kantarci
The Internet of Things (IoT) concept is aiming at being an integral part of the next generation networking services by introducing pervasiveness and ubiquitous interconnectivity of uniquely-identifiable objects. The massive availability of personalized smart devices such as smartphones and wearables enable their penetration into the IoT ecosystem with their built-in sensors, particularly in Mobile Crowd-Sensing (MCS) campaigns. The MCS systems achieve the objectives of the large-scale non-dedicated sensing concept in the IoT if a sufficient number of participants are engaged to the collaborative data acquisition process...
May 17, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772472/postintroduction-study-of-cost-effectiveness-of-pneumococcal-vaccine-pcv10-from-public-sector-payer-s-perspective-in-the-state-of-santa-catarina-brazil
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Emil Kupek, Ilse Viertel
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate cost effectiveness of 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the routine immunization program for children younger than 5 years in Brazil by a postintroduction study. METHODS: Ecological study of prevaccine (2006-2009) versus postvaccine (2011-2014) period related the changes in mortality rate and hospitalization rate to direct cost of pneumonia treatment from the payer's perspective to estimate the cost effectiveness regarding lives saved, life-years gained, and disability-adjusted life-year for children younger than 5 years in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina...
May 14, 2018: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772375/duplex-functional-g-quadruplex-nmm-fluorescent-probe-for-label-free-detection-of-lead-ii-and-mercury-ii-ions
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Qian Zhu, Lanhua Liu, Yunpeng Xing, Xiaohong Zhou
To meet the severe water pollution status, multi-target biosensor becomes one of research focus. We herein report a novel duplex functional fluorescent biosensor for the label-free and separate detection of Pb2+ and Hg2+ with high sensitivity and selectivity. A K+ -induced fluorescent G-quadruplex probe was assembled by a guanine-rich sequence (AGRO100) and N-methyl mesoporphyrin IX(NMM). It changed into a more stably non-fluorescent G-quadruplex structure and a hairpin-like structure upon binding Pb2+ and Hg2+ ions, respectively...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771998/risk-factors-for-inappropriate-blood-requisition-among-hospitals-in-tanzania
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Wilhellmuss I Mauka, Tara B Mtuy, Michael J Mahande, Sia E Msuya, Innocent B Mboya, Abdul Juma, Rune N Philemon
BACKGROUND: Blood is a critical aspect of treatment in life saving situations, increasing demand. Blood requisition practices greatly effect sufficient supply in blood banks. This study aimed to determine the risk factors for inappropriate blood requisition in Tanzania. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study using secondary data of 14,460 patients' blood requests from 42 transfusion hospitals. Primary data were obtained by using cluster-sampling design. Data were analysed using a two-level mixed-effects Poisson regression to determine fixed-effects of individual-level factors and hospital level factors associated with inappropriate blood requests...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771868/the-use-of-technology-for-std-partner-services-in-the-united-states-a-structured-review
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Rachel Kachur, Wendasha Hall, Alexandra Coor, Jennine Kinsey, Dayne Collins, F V Strona
BACKGROUND: Since the late 1990s, health departments and STD programs throughout the U.S. have used technologies, such as the internet and mobile phones, to provide services to persons with a sexually transmitted infection, including HIV, and their sex partners, also known as partner services. This study reviewed the published literature to assess and compare partner services outcomes as a result of using technology and to calculate cost savings through cases averted. METHODS: We conducted a structured literature review of all U...
May 1, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771842/perceived-esthetic-outcomes-of-face-transplantation-a-survey-of-the-general-public
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Alessandra E Cabrera, Laura L Kimberly, Rami S Kantar, Elisa K Atamian, Amit K Manjunath, Lauren K Rangel, Michelle W McQuinn, J Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, Eduardo D Rodriguez
Facial transplantation (FT) has attracted the interest of individuals with facial disfigurement as a path to social reintegration. The perception among face transplant recipients and the reconstructive surgery community appears to be that superior functional and esthetic outcomes can be obtained with FT compared to autologous reconstruction (AR). Although lifelong immunosuppression adds well-known risks to FT, its benefits have proven difficult to quantify, especially because of its non-life-saving nature. Evidence that the general public perceives facial allograft recipients as less disfigured than AR patients may dramatically alter the currently accepted risk/benefit ratio of this novel procedure...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771724/early-impact-of-medicare-accountable-care-organizations-on-inpatient-surgical-spending
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Hari Nathan, Jyothi R Thumma, Andrew M Ryan, Justin B Dimick
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether hospital participation in accountable care organizations (ACOs) is associated with reduced Medicare spending for inpatient surgery. BACKGROUND: ACOs have proliferated rapidly and now cover more than 32 million Americans. Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs have shown modest success in reducing medical spending. Whether they have reduced surgical spending remains unknown. METHODS: We used 100% Medicare claims from 2010 to 2014 for patients aged 65 to 99 years undergoing 6 common elective surgical procedures [abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, colectomy, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), hip or knee replacement, or lung resection]...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771679/acceptability-of-contraceptive-self-injection-with-dmpa-sc-among-adolescents-in-gulu-district-uganda
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Jane Cover, Jeanette Lim, Allen Namagembe, Justine Tumusiime, Jennifer Kidwell Drake, Carie Muntifering Cox
CONTEXT: In Uganda, an estimated one in four adolescent women have begun childbearing. Many adolescent pregnancies are unintended because of substantial barriers to contraceptive access. The injectable contraceptive is the most commonly used method in Uganda, and a new subcutaneous version offers the possibility of reducing access barriers by offering a self-injection option. However, more information about adolescent attitudes toward and interest in self-injection is needed. METHODS: In 2015, in-depth interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of 46 adolescent women aged 15-19 from rural and urban areas of Gulu District...
December 1, 2017: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
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