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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340036/the-association-between-elevated-fasting-plasma-glucose-levels-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-non-diabetic-adults-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Yalin Guan, Changshen Yu, Min Shi, Jingxian Ni, Yanan Wu, Hongfei Gu, Lingling Bai, Jie Liu, Jun Tu, Jinghua Wang, Xianjia Ning
We assessed the association between the mean carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels in a low-income population in rural China. Adults aged ≥45 years without a history of diabetes, stroke, or cardiovascular disease were recruited. All participants were categorized into four groups according to FPG level. A total of 3509 participants were analyzed in this study. In the univariate analysis, sex, age, education level, hypertension, central obesity, current smoking, alcohol consumption, and higher levels of FPG, total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) were associated with mean CIMT and frequency of increased CIMT...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323821/implementing-population-medicine-in-a-pain-management-practice
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Barbara Koschak, David A Bryce, J Timothy Harrington
PURPOSE: To document and improve the quality of our chronic pain management using population management methods. METHODS: An analytic registry was developed, and all new patients were enrolled for 12 months. Patient demographics, standardized pain and function measures, and treatments were recorded. Usual care was provided. The registry was used to organize care and analyze management and outcomes. RESULTS: Of 454 total patients, only 154 (34%) completed a 6-month cycle of care...
June 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322828/population-survey-and-management-strategies-of-free-roaming-dogs-canis-familiaris-on-saipan-commonwealth-of-the-northern-mariana-islands
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Adrianna Nimer, Nashelly Meneses, Zachary D Watson, Stephen M Shuster, Russell Benford
The island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, is populated by free-roaming dogs who were introduced during World War II. The local nonhuman animal control agency manages this population; however, the demographic information and public perception of this population remain unknown. To characterize the free-roaming dog population, an island-wide survey on Saipan was conducted. Photographic, mark-recapture data were used to estimate the population size per land type. Age, sex, sociality, and behavior per land type were documented and associations between these variables were tested using G tests...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: JAAWS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299968/effect-of-capacity-for-care-on-cat-admission-trends-at-the-guelph-humane-society-2011-2015
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Natasha Janke, Olaf Berke, Eyal Klement, D T Tyler Flockhart, Jason Coe, Shane Bateman
In recent years, there has been a growing concern regarding populations of cats who are homeless. Shelters are constantly overwhelmed by the influx of cats without caregivers and are seeking solutions to enhance positive outcomes for them. In 2014, the Guelph Humane Society implemented a population management program to expedite the movement of cats through the shelter by decreasing the average nonhuman animal's length of stay using scheduled intakes to control for overcrowding and by implementing strategies to increase adoption rates...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: JAAWS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298450/a-statewide-medication-management-system-health-information-exchange-to-support-drug-therapy-optimization-by-pharmacists-across-the-continuum-of-care
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Karen Pellegrin, Francis Chan, Natalie Pagoria, Sheena Jolson-Oakes, Reece Uyeno, Andrew Levin
BACKGROUND:  While evidence generally supports the use of medication management technology, systems are typically implemented and evaluated piecemeal rather than as part of a comprehensive model for medication management. Systems to support drug therapy optimization, increasingly a key role of pharmacists in our healthcare system, have not yet been reported. OBJECTIVE:  Our objective is to describe the design, implementation, and use of health information technology to support the hospital and community pharmacists' management of medications for high-risk patients statewide in the "Pharm2Pharm" model of care...
January 2018: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287954/monitoring-and-controlling-ovarian-activity-in-elephants
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Chatchote Thitaram, Janine L Brown
Both Asian (Elephas maximus) and African (Loxodonta africana) elephants are important keystone, umbrella and flagship species. Paradoxically, world population numbers of both species are declining in many of their natural ranges due mainly to poaching, while over population of elephants in some areas is resulting in serious human-elephant conflict, and modifications of natural habitats that impact biodiversity. Understanding mechanisms of reproductive control is vital to effective population management, and for that reason significant advances have been made in endocrine and ultrasonographic monitoring techniques, particularly in studies of elephants ex situ...
December 13, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273448/-pain-in-children-with-neurological-impairment-a-review-from-the-french-pediatric-neurology-society
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J Avez-Couturier, S Joriot, S Peudenier, D Juzeau
Management of pain is one of the major expectations of children with neurological impairment and their families. The medical literature is poor on this topic accounting for approximately 0.15 % of the publications on pain in general. The objective of the French Pediatric Neurology Society was to review the current knowledge on this topic. Bibliographic research was conducted with PubMed and RefDoc for publications between 1994 and 2014 in French or English. A total of 925 articles were retrieved and 92 were selected for review...
December 19, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187987/using-multiple-data-types-and-integrated-population-models-to-improve-our-knowledge-of-apex-predator-population-dynamics
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Florent Bled, Jerrold L Belant, Lawrence J Van Daele, Nathan Svoboda, David Gustine, Grant Hilderbrand, Victor G Barnes
Current management of large carnivores is informed using a variety of parameters, methods, and metrics; however, these data are typically considered independently. Sharing information among data types based on the underlying ecological, and recognizing observation biases, can improve estimation of individual and global parameters. We present a general integrated population model (IPM), specifically designed for brown bears (Ursus arctos), using three common data types for bear (U. spp.) populations: repeated counts, capture-mark-recapture, and litter size...
November 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186134/an-accurate-and-adaptable-photogrammetric-approach-for-estimating-the-mass-and-body-condition-of-pinnipeds-using-an-unmanned-aerial-system
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Douglas J Krause, Jefferson T Hinke, Wayne L Perryman, Michael E Goebel, Donald J LeRoi
Measurements of body size and mass are fundamental to pinniped population management and research. Manual measurements tend to be accurate but are invasive and logistically challenging to obtain. Ground-based photogrammetric techniques are less invasive, but inherent limitations make them impractical for many field applications. The recent proliferation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in wildlife monitoring has provided a promising new platform for the photogrammetry of free-ranging pinnipeds. Leopard seals (Hydrurga leptonyx) are an apex predator in coastal Antarctica whose body condition could be a valuable indicator of ecosystem health...
2017: PloS One
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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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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
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