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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165929/spatial-population-genomics-of-the-brown-rat-rattus-norvegicus-in-new-york-city
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Matthew Combs, Emily E Puckett, Jonathan Richardson, Destiny Mims, Jason Munshi-South
Human commensal species such as rodent pests are often widely distributed across cities and threaten both infrastructure and public health. Spatially-explicit population genomic methods provide insights into movements for cryptic pests that drive evolutionary connectivity across multiple spatial scales. We examined spatial patterns of neutral genome-wide variation in brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) across Manhattan, New York City (NYC) using 262 samples and 61,401 SNPs to understand: 1) relatedness among nearby individuals and the extent of spatial genetic structure in a discrete urban landscape; 2) the geographic origin of NYC rats, using a large, previously-published dataset of global rat genotypes; and 3) heterogeneity in gene flow across the city, particularly deviations from isolation-by-distance...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162073/patient-navigation-to-improve-diabetes-outpatient-care-at-a-safety-net-hospital-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Michal Horný, Wiljeana Glover, Gouri Gupte, Aruna Saraswat, Varsha Vimalananda, James Rosenzweig
BACKGROUND: Recent emphasis on value based care and population management, such as Accountable Care Organizations in the United States, promote patient navigation to improve the quality of care and reduce costs. Evidence supporting the efficacy of patient navigation for chronic disease care is limited. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of a patient navigation program on medical and administrative outcomes among patients with diabetes in an urban, safety-net hospital clinic setting...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158140/consequences-of-an-uncertain-mass-mortality-regime-triggered-by-climate-variability-on-giant-clam-population-management-in-the-pacific-ocean
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Simon Van Wynsberge, Serge Andréfouët, Nabila Gaertner-Mazouni, Georges Remoissenet
Despite actions to manage sustainably tropical Pacific Ocean reef fisheries, managers have faced failures and frustrations because of unpredicted mass mortality events triggered by climate variability. The consequences of these events on the long-term population dynamics of living resources need to be better understood for better management decisions. Here, we use a giant clam (Tridacna maxima) spatially explicit population model to compare the efficiency of several management strategies under various scenarios of natural mortality, including mass mortality due to climatic anomalies...
November 17, 2017: Theoretical Population Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157546/radiographic-evaluation-of-sleep-disordered-breathing
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REVIEW
Douglas D Steffy, Clarence S Tang
Sleep-disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea are becoming more prevalent in today's population. Management of these conditions can be difficult and this diagnosis is often overlooked by clinicians. An increased awareness and understanding of craniofacial structures and anatomic relationships can aid the clinician in identifying at-risk patients, and improve treatment outcomes. An airway review of 3-dimensional computed tomography imaging can identify (1) anatomic variations that contribute to obstructive airway complications, and (2) measurable dimensions to identify at risk patients...
January 2018: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148613/ambrosia-artemisiifolia-as-a-potential-resource-for-management-of-golden-apple-snails-pomacea-canaliculata-lamarck
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Wenbing Ding, Rui Huang, Zhongshi Zhou, Hualiang He, Youzhi Li
BACKGROUND: Ambrosia artemisiifolia, an invasive weed in Europe and Asia, is highly toxic to the golden apple snail (GAS; Pomacea canaliculata) in laboratory test. However, little is known about the chemical components of A. artemisiifolia associated with the molluscicidal activity or about its potential application for GAS control in rice fields. This study evaluated the molluscicidal activities of powders, methanol extracts, and individual compounds from A. artemisiifolia against GAS in rice fields and under laboratory conditions...
November 17, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145390/morphological-and-molecular-characterization-of-brazilian-populations-of-diatraea-saccharalis-fabricius-1794-lepidoptera-crambidae-and-the-evolutionary-relationship-among-species-of-diatraea-guilding
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Fabricio J B Francischini, Jaqueline Bueno de Campos, Alessandro Alves-Pereira, João Paulo Gomes Viana, Christopher C Grinter, Steven J Clough, Maria I Zucchi
The sugarcane borer or corn stalk borer, Diatraea Guilding is polyphagous insect pest of many important crops such as corn, sorghum and sugarcane. Losses arising from the attack of Diatraea species have been a serious problem, which may cause loss in sugarcane production around 0.25% in sugar, 0.20% in alcohol and 0.77% of body weight for every 1% infestation and up to 21% in corn production fields. In Brazil, the most commonly reported species are Diatraea saccharalis (Fabricius, 1794) and Diatraea impersonatella (Walker, 1863) (= D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109261/scale-dependent-portfolio-effects-explain-growth-inflation-and-volatility-reduction-in-landscape-demography
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Cang Hui, Gordon A Fox, Jessica Gurevitch
Population demography is central to fundamental ecology and for predicting range shifts, decline of threatened species, and spread of invasive organisms. There is a mismatch between most demographic work, carried out on few populations and at local scales, and the need to predict dynamics at landscape and regional scales. Inspired by concepts from landscape ecology and Markowitz's portfolio theory, we develop a landscape portfolio platform to quantify and predict the behavior of multiple populations, scaling up the expectation and variance of the dynamics of an ensemble of populations...
November 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091019/comparing-the-health-of-populations-methods-to-evaluate-and-tailor-population-management-initiatives-in-the-netherlands
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Roy J P Hendrikx, Hanneke W Drewes, Marieke Spreeuwenberg, Dirk Ruwaard, Caroline A Baan
Health care no longer focuses solely on patients and increasingly emphasizes regions and their populations. Strategies, such as population management (PM) initiatives, aim to improve population health and well-being by redesigning health care and community services. Hence, insight into population health is needed to tailor interventions and evaluate their effects. This study aims to assess whether population health differs between initiatives and to what extent demographic, personal, and lifestyle factors affect these differences...
November 1, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068311/three-components-missing-in-many-population-management-strategies
#9
Jack Plotkin
Many PHM strategies fall short because they fail to address three critical components that relate to patient-centeredness: patient-centered education, patient-centered social indicators, and patient-centered technology. Each of these three components is absolutely essential for population health strategies to work.
September 2017: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062211/outcomes-of-fracture-shaft-femur-in-pediatric-population-managed-at-emergency
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Sourabh Kumar Sinha, Vineet Kumar, Ajai Singh
BACKGROUND: Fracture shaft of femur is amongst one of the commonest major diaphyseal injuries in school going children presenting to us at emergency rooms of our hospitals. The presence of a growing proximal and distal physes imposes a real challenge in management of these fractures. The use of titanium elastic nails has gained wide acceptance for stabilizing these fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of 53 children of age group 6 to 12 years were included in the study according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056858/innovative-partnerships-to-advance-public-health-training-in-community-based-academic-residency-programs
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Joan C Lo, Thomas E Baudendistel, Abhay Dandekar, Phuoc V Le, Stanton Siu, Bruce Blumberg
Collaborative partnerships between community-based academic residency training programs and schools of public health, represent an innovative approach to training future physician leaders in population management and public health. In Kaiser Permanente Northern California, development of residency-Masters in Public Health (MPH) tracks in the Internal Medicine Residency and the Pediatrics Residency programs, with MPH graduate studies completed at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, enables physicians to integrate clinical training with formal education in epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, and disease prevention...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035422/the-use-of-telemedicine-and-mobile-technology-to-promote-population-health-and-population-management-for-psychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Carolyn Turvey, John Fortney
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article discusses recent applications in telemedicine to promote the goals of population health and population management for people suffering psychiatric disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of telemedicine to promote collaborative care, self-monitoring and chronic disease management, and population screening has demonstrated broad applicability and effectiveness. Collaborative care using videoconferencing to facilitate mental health specialty consults has demonstrated effectiveness in the treatment of depression, PTSD, and also ADHD in pediatric populations...
October 16, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033964/management-of-fruit-species-in-urban-home-gardens-of-argentina-atlantic-forest-as-an-influence-for-landscape-domestication
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Violeta Furlan, María L Pochettino, Norma I Hilgert
Home gardens are considered germplasm repositories and places for experimentation, thus they are key sites for the domestication of plants. Domestication is considered a constant process that occurs along a continuum from wild to managed to domesticated populations. Management may lead to the modification of populations and in other cases to their distribution, changing population structure in a landscape. Our objective is focused on the management received in home gardens by perennial species of fruits. For this, the management practices applied to native and exotic perennial fruits species by a group of 20 women in the periurban zone of Iguazú, Argentina, were analyzed...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978725/personality-matching-habitat-choice-rather-than-behavioural-plasticity-is-a-likely-driver-of-a-phenotype-environment-covariance
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Benedikt Holtmann, Eduardo S A Santos, Carlos E Lara, Shinichi Nakagawa
An emerging hypothesis of animal personality posits that animals choose the habitat that best fits their personality, and that the match between habitat and personality can facilitate population differentiation, and eventually speciation. However, behavioural plasticity and the adjustment of behaviours to new environments have been a classical explanation for such matching patterns. Using a population of dunnocks (Prunella modularis), we empirically tested whether personality or behavioural plasticity is responsible for the non-random distribution of shy and bold individuals in a heterogeneous environment...
October 11, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958210/clavicle-fracture-management-a-comparison-of-a-tertiary-hospital-and-rural-telehealth-sites
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Megan McKerrow, John North
The clavicle is one of the most commonly fractured bones in the adult population. Management has traditionally been conservative, however more recent research has yielded higher non-union rates associated with non-operative management. This study aims to analyse the proportion of operative and non-operative treatment methods for clavicle fracture in a tertiary hospital facility and rural health sites accessed via telehealth, comparing patient outcome between these two methods of fracture management. Following ethical approval, a retrospective review was conducted of patients presenting with clavicle fractures to the Princess Alexandra Hospital Fracture Clinics and to Orthopaedic Fracture Clinics run via teleconference with rural health sites...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942237/surgery-for-early-breast-cancer-in-the-extremely-elderly-leads-to-improved-outcomes-an-asian-population-study
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Chee Meng Lee, Huili Zheng, Veronique Kiak-Mien Tan, Tira Jing-Ying Tan, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Fuh-Yong Wong, Yi Rong Sim, Wei Sean Yong, Preetha Madhukumar, Kong Wee Ong, Benita Kiat-Tee Tan
AIM: The optimal treatment of breast cancer for extremely elderly patients (aged ≥ 80 years) is debatable. With an aging population, management of this group of patients will be increasingly common. This study aims to compare the survival outcomes of extremely elderly patients against younger ones, following different treatment modalities within each stage. The differences in treatment patterns across different stages have also been examined. METHODS: Female Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents diagnosed with breast cancer from 2003 to 2014 were identified from the Singapore Cancer Registry...
December 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923813/bidirectional-text-messaging-to-improve-adherence-to-recommended-lipid-testing
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Laura-Mae Baldwin, Caitlin Morrison, Jonathan Griffin, Nick Anderson, Kelly Edwards, Jeff Green, Cleary Waldren, William Reiter
BACKGROUND: Synergies between technology and health care in the United States are accelerating, increasing opportunities to leverage these technologies to improve patient care. METHODS: This study was a collaboration between an academic study team, a rural primary care clinic, and a local nonprofit informatics company developing tools to improve patient care through population management. Our team created a text messaging management tool, then developed methods for and tested the feasibility of bidirectional text messaging to remind eligible patients about the need for lipid testing...
September 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915245/effects-of-gnrh-vaccination-in-wild-and-captive-african-elephant-bulls-loxodonta-africana-on-reproductive-organs-and-semen-quality
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Imke Lueders, Debbie Young, Liana Maree, Gerhard van der Horst, Ilse Luther, Stephan Botha, Brendan Tindall, Geoffrey Fosgate, André Ganswindt, Henk J Bertschinger
OBJECTIVES: Although the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in some isolated habitats in southern Africa, contraception is of major interest due to local overpopulation. GnRH vaccination has been promoted as a non-invasive contraceptive measure for population management of overabundant wildlife. We tested the efficacy of this treatment for fertility control in elephant bulls. METHODS: In total, 17 male African elephants that were treated with a GnRH vaccine were examined in two groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903837/impact-of-different-treatment-modalities-on-the-outcome-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Misbah Khan, Muhammad Ijaz Ashraf, Aamir Ali Syed, Faisal Hanif
OBJECTIVE: To analyze overall survival patterns of our pancreatic cancer patient population managed with a curative or palliative intent. STUDY DESIGN: Analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, from January 2000 till February 2015. METHODOLOGY: Aretrospective review of the data of all of our pancreatic cancer patients was performed, using the hospital information system...
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894232/antennal-transcriptome-and-expression-analyses-of-olfactory-genes-in-the-sweetpotato-weevil-cylas-formicarius
#20
Shu-Ying Bin, Meng-Qiu Qu, Xin-Hua Pu, Zhong-Zhen Wu, Jin-Tian Lin
The sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius), is a serious pest of sweetpotato. Olfaction-based approaches, such as use of synthetic sex pheromones to monitor populations and the bait-and-kill method to eliminate males, have been applied successfully for population management of C. formicarius. However, the molecular basis of olfaction in C. formicarius remains unknown. In this study, we produced antennal transcriptomes from males and females of C. formicarius using high-throughput sequencing to identify gene families associated with odorant detection...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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