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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443682/abandonment-of-dogs-and-cats-public-opinions-as-population-management-indicators
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Oswaldo Santos Baquero, Evelyn Nestori Chiozzotto, Rita de Cassia Maria Garcia, Marcos Amaku, Fernando Ferreira
This study involved characterizing public opinions on selected issues related to the abandonment of dogs and cats in Votorantim, São Paulo, Brazil. This goal was achieved by applying multiple correspondence analysis to answers recorded in questionnaires of a population-based survey. The results suggest that the tolerance of potentially problematic behaviors did not depend on the specific kind of behavior, at least among the behaviors evaluated. The opinions given for the most frequent fate of the companion animals did not depend on the species, and those who considered abandonment to be one of the most frequent fates tended to also consider abandonment as a solution to problematic behaviors...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: JAAWS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438912/effects-of-conservation-management-of-landscapes-and-vertebrate-communities-on-lyme-borreliosis-risk-in-the-united-kingdom
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REVIEW
Caroline Millins, Lucy Gilbert, Jolyon Medlock, Kayleigh Hansford, Des Ba Thompson, Roman Biek
Landscape change and altered host abundance are major drivers of zoonotic pathogen emergence. Conservation and biodiversity management of landscapes and vertebrate communities can have secondary effects on vector-borne pathogen transmission that are important to assess. Here we review the potential implications of these activities on the risk of Lyme borreliosis in the United Kingdom. Conservation management activities include woodland expansion, management and restoration, deer management, urban greening and the release and culling of non-native species...
June 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433672/montreal-accord-on-patient-reported-outcomes-use-series-paper-1-introduction
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Susan J Bartlett, Sara Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered healthcare, where we design and deliver care to address the needs and preferences of patients, represents an important paradigm shift. Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are critical to capture the patient voice, understand how illness and treatments affect people, and establish how well services and treatments address what matters most to patients. OBJECTIVE: Originally developed for use in research, PROs are now used to monitor individuals and populations, manage care, evaluate services and providers, and inform policy...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416322/nephrologists-and-integrated-kidney-disease-care-roles-and-skills-essential-for-nephrologists-for-future-success
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Allen R Nissenson, Franklin W Maddux
As the costs of caring for patients with end-stage renal disease have grown, so has the pressure to provide high-quality care at a lower cost. Prompted in large part by regulatory and legislative changes, reimbursement is shifting from a fee-for-service environment to one of value-based payment models. Nephrologists in this new environment are increasingly responsible not only for direct patient care, but also for population management and the associated clinical outcomes for this vulnerable population. This Perspective article aims to recognize the key role and skills needed in order to successfully practice within these new value-based care models...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415972/community-based-survey-during-rabies-outbreaks-in-rangjung-town-trashigang-eastern-bhutan-2016
#5
Tenzin Tenzin, Jamyang Namgyal, Sangay Letho
BACKGROUND: Rabies is a highly fatal disease transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. Human deaths can be prevented by prompt administering of rabies vaccine and rabies immunoglobulin following the exposure. An assessment of community knowledge, awareness and practices on rabies is important during outbreak to understand their preparedness and target educational messages and response activities by the rapid response team. METHODS: A rabies outbreak has occurred in Rangjung town, eastern Bhutan on 4 October 2016...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410124/wildlife-population-management-are-contraceptive-vaccines-a-feasible-proposition
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Satish Kumar Gupta, Vidisha Minhas
To minimize human-animal conflicts for habitation and burden of zoonotic diseases, it is imperative to develop new strategies for wildlife population management. In this direction, contraceptive vaccines eliciting immune response against hormones/proteins critical for reproduction have emerged as one of the promising options. Contraceptive vaccines based on neutralization of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) have been used for inhibition of fertility in various species such as wild horses, white-tailed deer, pigs, cats, dogs etc...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404072/distinctive-features-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Elisabetta Degasperi, Massimo Colombo
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the fifth most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis have been identified as emergent risk factors for this primary liver cancer. Incidence of NAFLD is increasing as a consequence of the epidemic spread of metabolic syndrome, which can result in progressive liver disease, leading to cirrhosis and its complications. Most data about the prevalence and incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with NAFLD are from a few population and cohort studies; its incidence is increasing and it is likely to become a leading indication for liver transplantation, especially in industrialised countries...
October 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375954/optimizing-the-care-coordinator-role-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-case-study
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Elizabeth C Clark, Jenna Howard, Jeanne Ferrante, Cathryn Heath, Kang Li, Susan Albin, Shawna V Hudson
BACKGROUND: Care coordinators (CCs) are increasingly employed in primary care as a means to improve health care quality, but little research examines the process by which CCs are integrated into practices. This case study provides an in-depth examination of this process and efforts to optimize the role. METHODS: Two CCs' work was observed and assessed, and attempts were made to optimize the role using workflow modeling and "Plan-Do-Study-Act" cycles. Rolling qualitative analyses of field notes from key informant interviews and team meetings were conducted using iterative cycles of "immersion/crystallization" to identify emerging themes...
April 2017: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364830/impact-of-a-3-year-pet-management-program-on-pet-population-and-owner-s-perception
#9
Esther Dias Costa, Camila Marinelli Martins, Graziela Ribeiro Cunha, Dariane Cristina Catapan, Fernando Ferreira, Simone Tostes Oliveira, Rita de Cassia Maria Garcia, Alexander Welker Biondo
Although pet population management programs have been established worldwide, few reports on program evaluation have been carried out to date. Accordingly, a 3-year longitudinal study has been carried out in a 4000 household neighborhood located within the metropolitan area of Curitiba, the eighth most populated city of Brazil. Visits were conducted and questionnaires completed to estimate and characterize the local pet population (animal sex, reproductive and vaccination status, street access). Care provided by owners, community perception on stray dog management and the possible changes were compared in these variables over time (2010 and 2013) were evaluated, after the establishment of a city pet population management program...
April 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341586/less-exercise-and-more-drugs-how-a-low-income-population-manages-chronic-pain
#10
Barbara J Turner, Natalia Rodriguez, Melissa A Valerio, Yuanyuan Liang, Paula Winkler, Lisa Jackson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate chronic pain management in a multistate, low income, Hispanic population and to examine predictors of exercising and prescription pain medication (PPM) use. DESIGN: Online survey administered to a representative sample of Hispanic adults in June 2015 SETTING: Five southwestern states PARTICIPANTS: Among all 1007 online panel members who were Hispanic, aged 35-75 years from five states, representing 11,016,135 persons, the survey was completed by 516 members (51%)...
March 21, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334588/applying-the-chronic-care-model-to-improve-care-and-outcomes-at-a-pediatric-medical-center
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Jennifer Lail, Pamela J Schoettker, Denise L White, Bhavna Mehta, Uma R Kotagal
BACKGROUND: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center launched the Condition Outcomes Improvement Initiative in 2012 to help disease-based teams use the principles of improvement science to implement components of the Chronic Care Model and improve outpatient care delivery for populations of children with chronic and complex conditions. The goal was to improve outcomes by 20% from baseline. METHODS: Initiative activities included review of the evidence to choose and measure outcomes, development of condition-specific patient registries and tools for data collection, patient stratification, planning and coordinating care before and after visits, and self-management support...
March 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239608/elimination-of-dog-mediated-human-rabies-deaths-by-2030-needs-assessment-and-alternatives-for-progress-based-on-dog-vaccination
#12
Ryan M Wallace, Eduardo A Undurraga, Jesse D Blanton, Julie Cleaton, Richard Franka
BACKGROUND: Rabies imposes a substantial burden to about half of the world population. The World Health Organization (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health, and the Food and Agriculture Organization have set the goal of eliminating dog-mediated human rabies deaths by 2030. This could be achieved largely by massive administration of post-exposure prophylaxis-in perpetuity-, through elimination of dog rabies, or combining both. Here, we focused on the resources needed for the elimination of dog rabies virus by 2030...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211522/structure-and-polymorphisms-of-the-major-histocompatibility-complex-in-the-oriental-stork-ciconia-boyciana
#13
Hiroki Tsuji, Yukio Taniguchi, Shintaro Ishizuka, Hirokazu Matsuda, Takahisa Yamada, Kazuaki Naito, Hiroaki Iwaisaki
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is highly polymorphic and plays a central role in the vertebrate immune system. Despite its functional consistency, the MHC genomic structure differs substantially among organisms. In birds, the MHCs of Galliformes and the Japanese crested ibis (Pelecaniformes) are well-characterized, but information about other avian MHCs remains scarce. The Oriental stork (Ciconia boyciana, order Ciconiiformes) is a large endangered migrant. The current Japanese population of this bird originates from a few founders; thus, understanding the genetic diversity among them is critical for effective population management...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207173/sensitivity-analysis-of-effective-population-size-to-demographic-parameters-in-house-sparrow-populations
#14
Marlene Waege Stubberud, Ane Marlene Myhre, Håkon Holand, Thomas Kvalnes, Thor Harald Ringsby, Bernt-Erik Saether, Henrik Jensen
The ratio between the effective and the census population size, Ne/N, is an important measure of the long-term viability and sustainability of a population. Understanding which demographic processes that affect Ne/N most will improve our understanding of how genetic drift and the probability of fixation of alleles is affected by demography. This knowledge may also be of vital importance in management of endangered populations and species. Here, we use data from 13 natural populations of house sparrow (Passer domesticus) in Norway to calculate the demographic parameters that determine Ne/N...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198810/reference-genes-for-quantitative-real-time-pcr-analysis-in-symbiont-entomomyces-delphacidicola-of-nilaparvata-lugens-st%C3%A3-l
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Pin-Jun Wan, Yao-Hua Tang, San-Yue Yuan, Jia-Chun He, Wei-Xia Wang, Feng-Xiang Lai, Qiang Fu
Nilaparvata lugens (Stål) (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) is a major rice pest that harbors an endosymbiont ascomycete fungus, Entomomyces delphacidicola str. NLU (also known as yeast-like symbiont, YLS). Driving by demand of novel population management tactics (e.g. RNAi), the importance of YLS has been studied and revealed, which greatly boosts the interest of molecular level studies related to YLS. The current study focuses on reference genes for RT-qPCR studies related to YLS. Eight previously unreported YLS genes were cloned, and their expressions were evaluated for N...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186029/the-cost-of-quality-in-diabetes
#16
Ahmad Ghany, Karim Keshavjee
The adoption and use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) is continuing to rise in North America. These systems contain data of varying degrees of quality, including poor quality or "dirty" data. Data entered into EMRs need to be clean or of high quality for them to be useful for a variety of reasons, including quality improvement, clinical decision support, population management, research and system management. There are two potential solutions to obtaining clean data from EMRs: data discipline and data cleansing...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163504/main-neurosurgical-pathologies-in-benin-republic
#17
Hugues Jean Thierry Gandaho, Madougou Soumaila, Isaac Hoinsou-Hans, Gautier M M Djrolo, Audrey A S Zevounou, Amos O Adeleye
BACKGROUND: Benin republic is a very low-income French-speaking country in West Africa The development of Neurosurgery in the Republic of Benin took off with the arrival of the first Beninese neurosurgeons in the year 2003. AIMS: This study aims to evaluate patients' attendance in a public neurosurgical center, and appreciate populations' affordability to a new specialty. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: In the year 2004, the Benin Armed Forces established the first Department of Neurosurgery in the Nation's Military Teaching Hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135293/molecular-analyses-reveal-unexpected-genetic-structure-in-iberian-ibex-populations
#18
Samer Angelone-Alasaad, Iris Biebach, Jesús M Pérez, Ramón C Soriguer, José E Granados
BACKGROUND: Genetic differentiation in historically connected populations could be the result of genetic drift or adaptation, two processes that imply a need for differing strategies in population management. The aim of our study was to use neutral genetic markers to characterize C. pyrenaica populations genetically and examine results in terms of (i) demographic history, (ii) subspecific classification and (iii) the implications for the management of Iberian ibex. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We used 30 neutral microsatellite markers from 333 Iberian ibex to explore genetic diversity in the three main Iberian ibex populations in Spain corresponding to the two persisting subspecies (victoria and hispanica)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132947/an-addison-disease-revealed-with-a-serious-hyponatremia
#19
Hadrien Maguet, Agnès Carreau, Serge Hautefeuille, Pierre Bonnin, Gaspard Beaune
We present the case of an Addison's disease revealed by a serious hyponatremia. The serum concentration of ACTH and 21-hydroxylase antibodies were increased and lead to the diagnosis. The cortisol blood level was lowered but required to take into account the stress induced by the hospitalisation of the patient. Addison's disease is characterized by the destruction of the adrenal cortex. Autoimmune adrenalitis is the main cause of adrenal insufficiency. Treatment involves normalisation of sodium concentration and corticosteroids replacement...
February 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132720/kidney-disease-population-health-management-in-the-era-of-accountable-care-a-conceptual-framework-for-optimizing-care-across-the-ckd-spectrum
#20
Mallika L Mendu, Sushrut S Waikar, Sandhya K Rao
Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has led to the creation of numerous accountable care organizations that face the challenge of transforming the traditional care delivery model to provide more patient-centered, high-quality, and low-cost care. Complex patients, including those with chronic kidney disease (CKD), present the most challenges and opportunities. CKD is a condition with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost and thought to be partly secondary to known gaps in care delivery. Successful population management for CKD requires consideration of the needs of patients at all phases of the disease...
January 23, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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