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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351355/physicians-join-frontline-efforts-to-curb-gun-injuries-deaths
#1
Bridget M Kuehn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350672/rebounds-after-discharge-from-the-emergency-department-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-focus-on-the-usefulness-of-severity-scoring-systems
#2
Rodolfo Ferrari, Pierluigi Viale, Paolo Muratori, Fabrizio Giostra, Daniela Agostinelli, Roberto Lazzari, Riccardo Voza, Mario Cavazza
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is common cause of hospital admission and leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Severity scoring systems are used to predict risk profile, outcome and mortality, and to help decisions about management strategies. Aim of the work and Methods: To critically analyze pneumonia "rebound" cases, once discharged from the emergency department (ED) and afterwards admitted. We conducted an observational clinical study in the acute setting of a university teaching hospital, prospectively analyzing, in a 1 year period, demographic, medical, clinical and laboratory data, and the outcome...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349924/parental-supervision-for-their-children-s-toothbrushing-mediating-effects-of-planning-self-efficacy-and-action-control
#3
Kyra Hamilton, Stephen Cornish, Aaron Kirkpatrick, Jeroen Kroon, Ralf Schwarzer
OBJECTIVES: With 60-90% of children worldwide reportedly experiencing dental caries, poor oral health in the younger years is a major public health issue. As parents are important to children's oral hygiene practices, we examined the key self-regulatory behaviours of parents for supervising their children's toothbrushing using the health action process approach. DESIGN AND METHOD: Participants (N = 281, 197 mothers) comprised Australian parents of 2- to 5-year-olds...
January 18, 2018: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349250/best-worst-scaling-survey-of-preferences-regarding-the-adverse-effects-of-tobacco-use-in-china
#4
Takeshi Mori, Takahiro Tsuge
We use best-worst scaling to assess two types of concern levels of the adverse consequences of smoking in China. While the smoking cessation policy has worked well in Taiwan, more than 1 million people in mainland China are estimated to die every year from tobacco use. This study compares the preferences of Chinese individuals in the two jurisdictions (mainland versus Taiwan) and explores the possibility of information-based interventions. The relative importance of 13 adverse effects was assessed by conducting a web-based survey on a sample of 480 Chinese participants...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347984/the-effects-of-state-rules-on-opioid-prescribing-in-indiana
#5
Morhaf Al Achkar, Shaun Grannis, Debra Revere, Palmer MacKie, Meredith Howard, Sumedha Gupta
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioids have been linked to over half of the 28,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2014. High rates of prescription opioid non-medical use have continued despite nearly all states implementing large-scale prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), which points to the need to examine the impact of state PDMP's on curbing inappropriate opioid prescribing. In the short-term, PDMPs have been associated with short-term prescribing declines. Yet little is known about how such policies differentially impact patient subgroups or are interpreted by prescribing providers...
January 18, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337589/critical-review-on-the-analytical-mechanistic-steps-in-the-evaluation-of-antioxidant-activity
#6
Anantharaman Shivakumar, M S Yogendra Kumar
Electrophysiological systems are prone to release free radicals for functioning of biological system with proper balancing of antioxidant-prooxidant ratio for establishing a healthy living system. The biostress condition releases different reactive oxygen species, such as hydroxyl, alkoxyl, superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, hydroperoxyl, ozone, singlet oxygen, hypochlorus acid, thiyl radical, etc. This review tries to discuss the general aspects of the antioxidant assay methodologies that are currently used for the detection of antioxidant property...
January 16, 2018: Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331099/adaptation-and-validation-of-the-disruptive-behaviour-disorders-teacher-rating-scale-as-a-screening-tool-for-early-detection-of-disruptive-behaviour-disorders-in-schools-in-a-lower-middle-income-setting
#7
Olawunmi Olagundoye, Alex Igundunasse, Morenike Aluko
Background Despite the need to curb the menace resulting from the negative trajectory of disruptive behaviour disorders (DBD) in societies of the world today, there is yet a dearth of locally standardised tools for the early detection of these disorders in Nigeria. This study was aimed at standardising the DBD teacher rating scale (DBD-TRS) to be culturally specific using teachers' ratings of their students. Objectives To establish norm scores for the three categories of DBD on the DBD-TRS, to evaluate the reliability, validity, predictive power, sensitivity and specificity of DBD-TRS items for identifying DBD symptoms amongst children/adolescents between the ages of 4 and 16 years...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324838/canine-visceral-leishmaniasis-diagnosis-and-management-of-the-reservoir-living-among-us
#8
REVIEW
Bruno L Travi, Anabela Cordeiro-da-Silva, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Guadalupe Miró
This article reviews essential topics of canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) due to Leishmania infantum infection. It focuses on the current serological and molecular diagnostic methods used in epidemiological research and veterinary clinics to diagnose CVL and includes new point-of-care (POC) tests under development. The efficacy of different treatment regimens on the clinical improvement and infectiousness of dogs is also addressed. In the last section, the review provides a critical appraisal of the effectiveness of different control measures that have been implemented to curb disease transmission...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323270/two-three-strand-intermediates-are-processed-during-rad51-driven-dna-strand-exchange
#9
Kentaro Ito, Yasuto Murayama, Masayuki Takahashi, Hiroshi Iwasaki
During homologous recombination, Rad51 forms a nucleoprotein filament with single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) that undergoes strand exchange with homologous double-stranded DNA (dsDNA). Here, we use real-time analysis to show that strand exchange by fission yeast Rad51 proceeds via two distinct three-strand intermediates, C1 and C2. Both intermediates contain Rad51, but whereas the donor duplex remains intact in C1, the ssDNA strand is intertwined with the complementary strand of the donor duplex in C2. Swi5-Sfr1, an evolutionarily conserved recombination activator, facilitates the C1-C2 transition and subsequent ssDNA release from C2 to complete strand exchange in an ATP-hydrolysis-dependent manner...
January 2018: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322958/the-case-for-using-lumbar-drainage-intraoperatively-to-help-curb-the-number-of-iatrogenic-csf-leaks
#10
Manuel Cunha E Sá
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320465/crp-genotypes-predict-increased-risk-to-co-present-with-low-vitamin-d-and-elevated-crp-in-a-group-of-healthy-black-south-african-women
#11
Pieter H Myburgh, G Wayne Towers, Iolanthé M Kruger, Cornelie Nienaber-Rousseau
Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations are independently associated with adverse health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although an inverse association between these factors has been described, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. We postulate that environment-gene interactions, through which 25(OH)D interacts with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the CRP gene, modulate CRP; that certain CRP genotypes predispose individuals to a co-phenotype of low 25(OH)D and elevated CRP concentrations; and that this co-phenotype is associated with higher CVD risk...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317456/neighborhood-deprivation-predicts-heart-failure-risk-in-a-low-income-population-of-blacks-and-whites-in-the-southeastern-united-states
#12
Elvis A Akwo, Edmond K Kabagambe, Frank E Harrell, William J Blot, Justin M Bachmann, Thomas J Wang, Deepak K Gupta, Loren Lipworth
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that neighborhood socioeconomic environment predicts heart failure (HF) hospital readmissions. We investigated whether neighborhood deprivation predicts risk of incident HF beyond individual socioeconomic status in a low-income population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants were 27 078 whites and blacks recruited during 2002 to 2009 in the SCCS (Southern Community Cohort Study), who had no history of HF and were using Centers for Medicare or Medicaid Services...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316643/solving-smart-city-transport-problems-by-designing-carpooling-gamification-schemes-with-multi-agent-systems-the-case-of-the-so-called-mordor-of-warsaw
#13
Robert Olszewski, Piotr Pałka, Agnieszka Turek
To reduce energy consumption and improve residents' quality of life, "smart cities" should use not only modern technologies, but also the social innovations of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) era. This article attempts to solve transport problems in a smart city's office district by utilizing gamification that incentivizes the carpooling system. The goal of the devised system is to significantly reduce the number of cars, and, consequently, to alleviate traffic jams, as well as to curb pollution and energy consumption...
January 6, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316126/fixed-dose-combination-therapy-to-reduce-the-growing-burden-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-feasibility-and-challenges
#14
REVIEW
Jobert Richie Nansseu, Aurel T Tankeu, Joseph Kamtchum-Tatuene, Jean Jacques Noubiap
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become a major concern in low- and middle-income countries, which bear about 80% of the cardiovascular mortality worldwide. Curbing the burden of CVD implies the management and control of many cardiovascular risk factors that act synergistically to increase cardiovascular mortality. Such actions may require expensive polymedications in a context of limited resources. Therefore, alternative solutions for CVD prevention in low- and middle-income countries are urgently needed. In this context, the concept of a fixed-dose combination therapy, a polypill composed of drugs known to effectively treat or prevent CVD, has been proposed as a scalable strategy to overcome nonadherence to polymedications and reduce costs...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306992/health-and-welfare-of-women-and-child-survival-a-key-to-nation-building
#15
Meharban Singh
Health of women has a profound effect on the health and welfare of communities, countries and the world at large. A large number of social, economic, educational, political and religious dimensions impact the lives of girls and women with repercussions on their health and status in society and welfare of their children. It is a sad reality that a large number of children, adolescents and women worldwide have limited or no access to essential health care services, nutrition and education. Gender inequity and discrimination against girls cannot be bridged unless there are equal opportunities for healthcare and education for boys and girls...
January 6, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306016/pan-hdac-inhibition-by-panobinostat-mediates-chemosensitization-to-carboplatin-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-via-attenuation-of-egfr-signaling
#16
Lingzhi Wang, Nicholas Li-Xun Syn, Vinod Vijay Subhash, Yijia Any, Win Lwin Thuya, Esther Cheow, Liren Kong, Fenggang Yu, Praveen C Peethala, Andrea Li-Ann Wong, Hirpara J Laljibhai, Arunachalam Chinnathambi, Pei Shi Ong, Paul Chi-Lui Ho, Gautam Sethi, Wei Peng Yong, Boon Cher Goh
Accumulating evidence has implicated the aberrant regulation of histone deacetylases (HDACs) as a nexus for multiple cancer hallmarks and in mediating tumor adaptation and resistance to genotoxic chemotherapy, suggesting a rational pairing of HDAC inhibitors with DNA damaging chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of human malignancies. Here we report that panobinostat (LBH589), a potent pan-HDAC inhibitor, effectively curbed the proliferation of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines A549, Calu-1, H226, H460, H838 and SKMES-1 at IC50 concentrations between 4 and 31 nmol/L via pleiotropic mechanisms, including crosstalk with EGFR signal transduction cascades...
January 3, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302987/an-investigation-of-factors-influencing-high-usage-of-medical-and-long-term-care-services-in-an-aging-society-in-japan
#17
Kana Kazawa, Md Moshiur Rahman, Michiko Moriyama
Medical and long-term care costs are increasing all over the world. In this study, we investigated the characteristics of groups with high cost of medical and long-term care to define targets for curbing social security costs. As a result, for the population covered by the National Health Insurance, a large portion of medical costs were incurred for mental disorders, malignant neoplasms, and lifestyle-related diseases. For those covered by the Late Elderly Health Insurance System, most medical costs were incurred for lifestyle-related diseases, femoral fractures, neurological diseases, mental disorders, pneumonia, malignant neoplasms, and Alzheimer's disease...
January 1, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302645/community-acquired-pneumococcal-pneumonia-in-northwestern-nigeria-epidemiology-antimicrobial-resistance-and-outcome
#18
Garba Iliyasu, Farouq Dayyab Mohammad, Abdulrazaq Garba Habib
Background: Pneumococcus is the leading cause of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) worldwide, and the leading cause of mortality. Pneumococcal pneumonia is poorly studied in Nigeria. We describe the epidemiology including associated co-morbidities and outcome of pneumococcal pneumonia in North-western Nigeria. Material and methods: We conducted a prospective, hospital based study on patients with community acquired pneumococcal pneumonia. Detailed clinical evaluation and relevant laboratory investigations were carried out...
2018: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302543/level-of-tobacco-dependence-among-tobacco-users-in-an-urban-slum-of-puducherry-a-pilot-study
#19
Bijaya Nanda Naik, Marie Gilbert Majella, S Parthibane, Sitanshu Sekhar Kar
Context: Successful tobacco quit by the tobacco users can avoid millions of premature death. However, the physical dependence on tobacco use results in frequent relapse most commonly due to withdrawal symptoms. Aims: The aim of this study was to study the level of tobacco dependence among tobacco users in an urban slum of Puducherry. Materials and Methods: This facility-based descriptive pilot study was conducted among patients aged 15 years or above attending an urban health and training center in an urban slum of Puducherry...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301448/targeting-tumor-microenvironment-to-curb-chemoresistance-via-novel-drug-delivery-strategies
#20
Chintan Bhavsar, Munira Momin, Tabassum Khan, Abdelwahab Omri
A tumor is a heterogeneous mass of malignant cells that co-exists with non-malignant cells. The co-existence evolves from the initial developmental stages of the tumor and is one of the hallmarks of cancer. The presence of non-malignant cells provides a pro-tumorigenic niche known as the tumor microenvironment (TME). Proliferation, invasiveness, metastatic potential and maintenance of stemness through cross-talk between tumors and tumor associated stromal cells (TASCs) forms the basis of TME. Areas covered: The article highlights the developmental phases of a tumor from dysplasia to an invasive condition leading to formation of clinically detectable tumors...
January 4, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
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