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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786928/evaluation-of-medication-dose-omissions-amongst-inpatients-in-a-hospital-using-an-electronic-medication-management-system
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Katherine V Hunt, Andrew M Harding, Simone E Taylor, Colin Curtain
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Whilst many dose omissions cause no patient harm, inappropriate dose omissions have been associated with increased length of hospital stay, risk of sepsis, and mortality. This study aimed to comprehensively describe the prevalence and nature of omitted doses overall and of high risk medication dose omissions in an organization using an electronic Medication Management System. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was undertaken in an Australian tertiary referral health service...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786923/biodiversity-of-the-human-oral-mycobiome-in-health-and-disease
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H M H N Bandara, C P Panduwawala, L P Samaranayake
The organisms that colonize the human body over a lifetime are diverse, extensive and gargantuan. A fair proportion of the microbiota that constitutes this human microbiome live within our oral cavities mostly as harmonious associates causing only sporadic disease. An important core constituent of the microbiome is the mycobiome, representing various fungal genera. Up until recently, only a few species of fungi, mainly Candida species, were thought to constitute the human oral mycobiome. The reasons for this are manifold, although the uncultivable nature of many fungi in conventional laboratory media, and their complex genetic composition seem to be the major factors which eluded their detection over the years...
May 22, 2018: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786584/effect-of-atmospheric-technogenic-emissions-on-health-indicators-of-child-population
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Olha M Toronchenko, Viktor I Bredun, Natalia O Smoliar
OBJECTIVE: Introduction:The identification of scientifically grounded dependency of the atmospheric pollution effect on the health level of the child population within particular area makes it possible to assess the degree of district environmental safety and provides the possibility for implementation of targeted programs and risk preventing strategies associated with atmospheric emissions. The aim of the study is to assess the dependence of child morbidity rate development caused by atmospheric chemical pollution, which resulted from the stationary and mobile sources activity in terms of the Poltava region (Ukraine) as a model...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785774/thymol-thyme-and-other-plant-sources-health-and-potential-uses
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REVIEW
Bahare Salehi, Abhay Prakash Mishra, Ila Shukla, Mehdi Sharifi-Rad, María Del Mar Contreras, Antonio Segura-Carretero, Hannane Fathi, Nafiseh Nasri Nasrabadi, Farzad Kobarfard, Javad Sharifi-Rad
Thymol is a naturally occurring phenol monoterpene derivative of cymene and isomer of carvacrol. Thymol (10-64%) is one of the major constituent of essential oils of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L., Lamiaceae), a medicinal plant with several therapeutic properties. This plant, native to Mediterranean regions, is commonly used as a culinary herb and also with a long history of use for different medicinal purposes. Nowadays, thymol and thyme present a wide range of functional possibilities in pharmacy, food, and cosmetic industry...
May 22, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785715/current-advances-in-screening-for-bioactive-components-from-medicinal-plants-by-affinity-ultrafiltration-mass-spectrometry
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Guilin Chen, Bill X Huang, Mingquan Guo
INTRODUCTION: Medicinal plants have played an important role in maintaining human health for thousands of years. However, the interactions between the active components in medicinal plants and some certain biological targets during a disease are still unclear in most cases. OBJECTIVE: To conduct the high-throughput screening for small active molecules that can interact with biological targets, which is of great theoretical significance and practical value. METHODOLOGY: The ultrafiltration mass spectrometry (UF-LC/MS) is a powerful bio-analytical method by combining affinity ultrafiltration and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS), which could rapidly screen and identify small active molecules that bind to biological targets of interest at the same time...
May 21, 2018: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785603/trace-and-macro-elements-in-the-femoral-bone-as-indicators-of-long-term-environmental-exposure-to-toxic-metals-in-european-brown-bear-ursus-arctos-from-croatia
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Maja Lazarus, Tatjana Orct, Slaven Reljić, Marija Sedak, Nina Bilandžić, Jasna Jurasović, Đuro Huber
We explored the long-term accumulation of aluminium, strontium, cadmium and lead in the compact and trabecular bone of the femoral epiphysis, metaphysis and diaphysis in 41 brown bears (Ursus arctos) from Croatia. Also, we assessed their influence on macro and trace elements (sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, cobalt, copper, zinc and barium) in bears' bone. There were no sex differences in element levels in general, while age was associated with bone length and levels of all elements, except for cadmium...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785534/an-enzyme-free-homogenous-electrochemical-assay-for-sensitive-detection-of-the-plasmid-mediated-colistin-resistance-gene-mcr-1
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Bo Li, Zhixin Chai, Xiaohui Yan, Chunchen Liu, Bo Situ, Ye Zhang, Weilun Pan, Shihua Luo, Jianhua Liu, Lei Zheng
Antibiotic resistance associated with the mcr-1 gene of Gram-negative bacteria, which confers resistance to drugs of last resort and has the potential to spread via plasmids, is one of the most pressing issues facing global health today. Point-of-care testing for the mcr-1 gene is needed to aid in the identification of colistin resistance in the field and to control its horizontal transmission. Here, we report the successful development of an enzyme-free homogenous electrochemical strategy for sensitive detection of the antibiotic resistance gene mcr-1 using the hybridization chain reaction and mcr-1-specific toehold probe...
May 22, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785466/effect-of-reassuring-information-about-musculoskeletal-and-mental-health-complaints-at-the-workplace-a-cluster-randomized-trial-of-the-atwork-intervention
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Tone Langjordet Johnsen, Hege Randi Eriksen, Valborg Baste, Aage Indahl, Magnus Odeen, Torill Helene Tveito
Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible difference between the Modified atWork intervention (MAW) and the Original atWork intervention (OAW) on sick leave and other health related outcomes. atWork is a group intervention using the workplace as an arena for distribution of evidence-based knowledge about musculoskeletal and mental health complaints. Methods A cluster randomized controlled trial with 93 kindergartens, comprising a total of 1011 employees, was conducted. Kindergartens were stratified by county and size and randomly allocated to MAW (45 clusters, 324 respondents) or OAW (48 clusters, 313 respondents)...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785319/a-multi-faceted-pandemic-a-review-of-the-state-of-knowledge-on-the-zika-virus
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REVIEW
Anneliese Depoux, Aline Philibert, Serge Rabier, Henri-Jean Philippe, Arnaud Fontanet, Antoine Flahault
While until recently the small and isolated Zika outbreaks in Eastern Asia and Pacific islands had been overlooked, the large-scale outbreak that started in Brazil in 2015 and the increase of microcephaly cases in the same place and time made media headlines. Considered as harmless until recently, Zika has given rise to an important global crisis that poses not only health challenges but also environmental, economical, social, and ethical challenges for states and people around the world. The main objective of this paper is to review the recent Zika outbreak by covering a broad range of disciplines and their interactions...
2018: Public Health Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785194/genus-spondias-a-phytochemical-and-pharmacological-review
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REVIEW
Salma Sameh, Eman Al-Sayed, Rola M Labib, Abdel Nasser Singab
It is believed that many degenerative diseases are due to oxidative stress. In view of the limited drugs available for treating degenerative diseases, natural products represent a promising therapeutic strategy in the search for new and effective candidates for treating degenerative diseases. This review focuses on the genus Spondias which is widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of many diseases. Spondias is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the cashew family (Anacardiaceae). This genus comprises 18 species distributed across tropical regions in the world...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785173/phytochemicals-that-influence-gut-microbiota-as-prophylactics-and-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-and-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Lucrecia Carrera-Quintanar, Rocío I López Roa, Saray Quintero-Fabián, Marina A Sánchez-Sánchez, Barbara Vizmanos, Daniel Ortuño-Sahagún
Gut microbiota (GM) plays several crucial roles in host physiology and influences several relevant functions. In more than one respect, it can be said that you "feed your microbiota and are fed by it." GM diversity is affected by diet and influences metabolic and immune functions of the host's physiology. Consequently, an imbalance of GM, or dysbiosis, may be the cause or at least may lead to the progression of various pathologies such as infectious diseases, gastrointestinal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, and even obesity and diabetes...
2018: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784994/designing-natural-and-synthetic-immune-tissues
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REVIEW
Emily A Gosselin, Haleigh B Eppler, Jonathan S Bromberg, Christopher M Jewell
Vaccines and immunotherapies have provided enormous improvements for public health, but there are fundamental disconnects between where most studies are performed-in cell culture and animal models-and the ultimate application in humans. Engineering immune tissues and organs, such as bone marrow, thymus, lymph nodes and spleen, could be instrumental in overcoming these hurdles. Fundamentally, designed immune tissues could serve as in vitro tools to more accurately study human immune function and disease, while immune tissues engineered for implantation as next-generation vaccines or immunotherapies could enable direct, on-demand control over generation and regulation of immune function...
May 21, 2018: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784892/food-insecurity-and-primary-school-girl-students-intelligence-quotients-a-case-control-study
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Ahmad Reza Dorosty Motlagh, Peivasteh Safarpour, Milad Daneshi Maskooni, Mostafa Hosseini, Farzaneh Ranjbar Noshari
BACKGROUND: Food insecurity (FI) refers to the lack of sufficient and safe availability of the food. Accumulating studies have suggested associations between dietary intake and Intelligence quotient (IQ). Accordingly, we aimed to examine the association between FI and IQ. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: In this case-control study, 222 girl students aged 9 to 11 years old were randomly chosen from Bandar-Anzali, Iran in 2013. Students with low and moderate IQ were considered as case (n=111) and control (n=111) group, respectively...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784778/extant-fold-switching-proteins-are-widespread
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Lauren L Porter, Loren L Looger
A central tenet of biology is that globular proteins have a unique 3D structure under physiological conditions. Recent work has challenged this notion by demonstrating that some proteins switch folds, a process that involves remodeling of secondary structure in response to a few mutations (evolved fold switchers) or cellular stimuli (extant fold switchers). To date, extant fold switchers have been viewed as rare byproducts of evolution, but their frequency has been neither quantified nor estimated. By systematically and exhaustively searching the Protein Data Bank (PDB), we found ∼100 extant fold-switching proteins...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784321/iridoid-blue-based-pigments-of-genipa-americana-l-rubiaceae-extract-influence-of-ph-and-temperature-on-color-stability-and-antioxidant-capacity-during-in-vitro-simulated-digestion
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Iramaia Angélica Neri-Numa, Celio Fernando Figueiredo Angolini, Juliano Lemos Bicas, Ana Lucia Tasca Gois Ruiz, Glaucia Maria Pastore
Iridoid blue-based pigments (IBBP) extract of Genipa americana L. represents a natural alternative additive for food applications and also exerts desirable biological effects on human health. In this study the iridoids present in the extract were identified, the influence of pH and temperature on color difference (ΔE) of IBBP was evaluated using a central composite design (CCD) and finally the antioxidant capacity was monitored before and after its in vitro digestion. Ten glucoside iridoids were detected and the main compounds identified were genipin, genipin 1-β-gentiobioside and geniposide...
October 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784008/socio-demographic-factors-dental-status-and-health-related-behaviors-associated-with-geriatric-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-in-southwestern-china
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Rui Shao, Tao Hu, Yi-Si Zhong, Xue Li, Yi-Bo Gao, Yi-Fan Wang, Wei Yin
BACKGROUND: The aging of Chinese society has increased interest in improving the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the elderly, including their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). This study aims to evaluate the OHRQoL of elders living in Sichuan Province (China) and to explore the explanatory factors of their OHRQoL. METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted in 2016 in the Sichuan Province analyzed data from 744 elders, aged 65 to 74 years (mean age 69...
May 21, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783764/intensity-of-multilingual-language-use-predicts-cognitive-performance-in-some-multilingual-older-adults
#17
Anna Pot, Merel Keijzer, Kees de Bot
Cognitive advantages for bilinguals have inconsistently been observed in different populations, with different operationalisations of bilingualism, cognitive performance, and the process by which language control transfers to cognitive control. This calls for studies investigating which aspects of multilingualism drive a cognitive advantage, in which populations and under which conditions. This study reports on two cognitive tasks coupled with an extensive background questionnaire on health, wellbeing, personality, language knowledge and language use, administered to 387 older adults in the northern Netherlands, a small but highly multilingual area...
May 19, 2018: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783690/echinacoside-an-inestimable-natural-product-in-treatment-of-neurological-and-other-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Jingjing Liu, Lingling Yang, Yanhong Dong, Bo Zhang, Xueqin Ma
Echinacoside (ECH), a natural phenylethanoid glycoside, was first isolated from Echinacea angustifolia DC. (Compositae) sixty years ago. It was found to possess numerous pharmacologically beneficial activities for human health, especially the neuroprotective and cardiovascular effects. Although ECH showed promising potential for treatment of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, some important issues arose. These included the identification of active metabolites as having poor bioavailability in prototype form, the definite molecular signal pathways or targets of ECH with the above effects, and limited reliable clinical trials...
May 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783635/glycosaminoglycans-from-a-sea-snake-lapemis-curtus-extraction-structural-characterization-and-antioxidant-activity
#19
Mingyue Bai, Wenwei Han, Xia Zhao, Qingchi Wang, Yanyun Gao, Shiming Deng
Sea snakes have wide application prospects in medicine, health food and other fields. Several novel polysaccharides were successfully obtained from the skin and the meat of a sea snake ( Lapemis curtus ). The structures of polysaccharides LSP3 and LMP3, which were extracted and purified from Lapemis curtus , were determined to be new and highly heterogenic glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) by means of FT-IR, ESI-MS/MS and NMR. LSP3 is a hybrid dermatan sulfate (DS) and composed of 48% 4-sulfated disaccharides (Di4S), 42% 6-sulfated disaccharides (Di6S) and 5% disulfated disaccharides (Di2,6S), while LMP3 is a hybrid chondroitin sulfate (CS) and composed of 70% Di4S, 20% Di6S, and 8% Di2,6S...
May 18, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783196/activity-concentrations-of-238-u-and-226-ra-in-two-european-black-shales-and-their-experimentally-derived-leachates
#20
Franziska D H Wilke, Georg Schettler, Andrea Vieth-Hillebrand, Michael Kühn, Heike Rothe
The production of gas from unconventional resources became an important position in the world energy economics. In 2012, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre estimate 16 trillion cubic meters (Tcm) of technically recoverable shale gas in Europe. Taking into account that the exploitation of unconventional gas can be accompanied by serious health risks due to the release of toxic chemical components and natural occurring radionuclides into the return flow water and their near-surface accumulation in secondary precipitates, we investigated the release of U, Th and Ra from black shales by interaction with drilling fluids containing additives that are commonly employed for shale gas exploitation...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
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