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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821870/enhanced-silicon-availability-leads-to-increased-methane-production-nutrient-and-toxicant-mobility-in-peatlands
#1
Gloria-Maria Susanne Reithmaier, Klaus-Holger Knorr, Sebastian Arnhold, Britta Planer-Friedrich, Jörg Schaller
Peatlands perform important ecosystem functions, such as carbon storage and nutrient retention, which are affected, among other factors, by vegetation and peat decomposition. The availability of silicon (Si) in peatlands differs strongly, ranging from <1 to >25 mg L(-1). Since decomposition of organic material was recently shown to be accelerated by Si, the aim of this study was to examine how Si influences decomposition of carbon and nutrient and toxicant mobilization in peatlands. We selected a fen site in Northern Bavaria with naturally bioavailable Si pore water concentrations of 5 mg/L and conducted a Si addition experiment...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820453/drinking-water-uranium-and-potential-health-effects-in-the-german-federal-state-of-bavaria
#2
Andre Banning, Mira Benfer
Mainly due to its nephrotoxic and osteotoxic potential, uranium (U) increasingly finds itself in the spotlight of environmental and health-related research. Germany decided on a binding U guideline value in drinking water of 10 µg/L, valid since 2011. It is yet widely unknown if and how public health was affected by elevated U concentrations before that. In this ecological study we summarized available drinking water U data for the German federal state of Bavaria (703 analyses in total for 553 different municipalities) at county level (for 76 out of 96 Bavarian counties, representing about 83% of Bavaria's and about 13% of Germany's total population) in terms of mean and maximum U concentration...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795434/concomitant-antegrade-stent-grafting-of-the-descending-thoracic-aorta-during-transverse-hemiarch-reconstruction-for-acute-debakey-i-aortic-dissection-repair-improves-aortic-remodeling
#3
Ibrahim Sultan, Tyler J Wallen, Andreas Habertheuer, Mary Siki, George J Arnaoutakis, Joseph Bavaria, Wilson Y Szeto, Rita Milewski, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Concomitant endovascular stent grafting of the descending thoracic aorta during open repair for acute DeBakey I aortic dissection can be performed in patients with extensive dissection and malperfusion. We analyzed the effects of this strategy on distal aortic remodeling. METHODS: From 2006-2014, acute DeBakey I dissection patients without primary aortic arch tear undergoing open distal hemiarch reconstruction (Standard group) versus those undergoing hemiarch with descending thoracic aorta (DTA) thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR group) were retrospectively reviewed...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748557/mood-and-anxiety-disorders-in-very-preterm-very-low-birth-weight-individuals-from-6-to-26%C3%A2-years
#4
Julia Jaekel, Nicole Baumann, Peter Bartmann, Dieter Wolke
BACKGROUND: Very preterm (<32 weeks' gestational age; VP) or very low-birth weight (<1,500 g; VLBW) birth has been associated with increased risk for anxiety and mood disorders and less partnering in adulthood. The aim was to test whether (a) VP/VLBW are at increased risk of any anxiety or mood disorders from 6 to 26 years compared with term-born individuals; (b) social support from romantic partners is associated with protection from anxiety and mood disorders; and (c) VP/VLBW adults' lower social support mediates their risk for any anxiety and mood disorders...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712581/cost-and-contribution-margin-of-transcatheter-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
#5
Fenton H McCarthy, Danielle C Savino, Chase R Brown, Joseph E Bavaria, Vinay Kini, Danielle D Spragan, Taylor R Dibble, Howard C Herrmann, Saif Anwaruddin, Jay Giri, Wilson Y Szeto, Peter W Groeneveld, Nimesh D Desai
OBJECTIVE: To compare the cost of and payments for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a novel and expensive technology, and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). METHODS: Medicare claims provided hospital charges, payments, and outcomes between January and December 2012. Hospital costs and charges were estimated using hospital-specific cost-to-charge ratios. Costs and payments were examined in propensity score- matched TAVR and SAVR patients. RESULTS: Medicare spent $215,770,200 nationally on 4083 patients who underwent TAVR in 2012...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712578/outcomes-readmissions-and-costs-in-transfemoral-and-alterative-access-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-the-us-medicare-population
#6
Fenton H McCarthy, Danielle D Spragan, Danielle Savino, Taylor Dibble, Ashley C Hoedt, Katherine M McDermott, Joseph E Bavaria, Howard C Herrmann, Saif Anwaruddin, Jay Giri, Wilson Y Szeto, Peter W Groeneveld, Nimesh D Desai
OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively evaluate and compare utilization, outcomes, and especially costs of transfemoral (TF), transapical (TA), and transaortic (TAO) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: All Medicare fee-for-service patients undergoing TF (n = 4065), TA (n = 691), or TAO (n = 274) TAVR between January 1, 2011, and November 30, 2012, were identified using Health Care Procedure Classification Codes present on Medicare claims. Hospital charges from Medicare claims were converted to costs using hospital-specific Medicare cost-to-charge ratios...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697523/-assessment-of-idc-pal-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-family-physicians-to-identify-patients-with-complex-palliative-care-needs-in-germany-a-pilot-study
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María Rosa Salvador Comino, Victor Regife Garcia, Maria Auxiliadora Fernández López, Berend Feddersen, María Luisa Martin Roselló, Linda Sanftenberg, Jörg Schelling
Background Palliative medicine is an essential component of the health care system. Basic palliative care should be provided by primary care services (family physician and home nursing) with palliative-medical basic qualification. Often it is very difficult to identify patients that would profit from a specialized palliative care team. For the evaluation of the case complexity of a palliative patient, we present a Spanish diagnostic tool IDC-Pal, which tries to specify when, why and where a palliative patient should be referred...
July 11, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691213/central-cannulation-strategy-for-extent-i-thoracoabdominal-aneurysm-repair-of-chronic-type-b-aortic-dissection
#8
Reilly D Hobbs, Tyler J Wallen, Caroline M Komlo, Patrick J Moeller, Alberto Pochettino, Joseph E Bavaria, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the safety profile of a central cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) cannulation strategy for repair of extent I thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) with chronic type B dissection in comparison to traditional peripheral CPB cannulation strategies. METHODS: Patients undergoing extent I TAAA repair for chronic type B dissection from 2002 to 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were grouped by their CPB cannulation strategy. Patients in Group I underwent central aortic cannulation (n = 28) through a left thoracotomy incision...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651355/evaluation-of-welfare-parameters-in-laying-hens-on-the-basis-of-a-bavarian-survey
#9
H Louton, S M Bergmann, E Rauch, C Liebers, S Reese, M H Erhard, C Hoeborn, A Schwarzer
Health issues like infestation with poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) and behavioral problems such as feather pecking and cannibalism are reported as current problems on laying hen farms. However, the epidemiological prevalence of these issues in Bavaria, Germany, is not known. The objective of the present survey was to determine the epidemiological prevalence of health and behavioral parameters and the management of hen farms in practice. The survey was sent to all laying hen farmers with more than 1,000 hens in Bavaria, Germany, and contained questions regarding flock management, behavior problems and health issues...
June 23, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648536/outcomes-of-elective-aortic-hemiarch-reconstruction-for-aneurysmal-disease-in-the-elderly
#10
Arman Kilic, George J Arnaoutakis, Joseph E Bavaria, Ibrahim Sultan, Nimesh D Desai, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Matthew L Williams, Rita K Milewski, Wilson Y Szeto
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated outcomes of elective aortic hemiarch reconstruction for aneurysmal disease in the elderly. METHODS: Patients undergoing elective aortic hemiarch reconstruction for aneurysmal disease at a single institution between 2009 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were stratified into nonelderly (aged less than 75 years) versus elderly (aged 75 years or more). Outcomes included operative mortality and morbidity. RESULTS: In all, 629 patients (95 elderly; 15%) were included...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644576/size-dependence-of-tree-growth-response-to-drought-for-norway-spruce-and-european-beech-individuals-in-monospecific-and-mixed-species-stands
#11
H Ding, H Pretzsch, G Schütze, T Rötzer
Climate anomalies have resulted in changing forest productivity, increasing tree mortality in Central and Southern Europe. This has resulted in more severe and frequent ecological disturbances to forest stands. This study analysed the size-dependence of growth response to drought years based on 384 tree individuals of Norway spruce [Picea abies (L.) Karst.] and European beech [Fagus sylvatica ([L.)] in Bavaria, Germany. Samples were collected in both monospecific and mixed-species stands. To quantify the growth response to drought stress, indices for basal area increment, resistance, recovery and resilience were calculated from tree ring measurements of increment cores...
June 23, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637333/infections-in-early-life-and-development-of-celiac-disease
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Andreas Beyerlein, Ewan Donnachie, Anette-Gabriele Ziegler
Early infections have been suggested to be associated with increased risk for later celiac disease (CD). We analyzed prospective claims data of n = 295,420 infants from Bavaria, Germany, born between 2005 and 2007 containing information on medically attended infectious diseases according to ICD-10 code on a quarterly basis to calculate hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals of time to CD diagnosis by infection exposure, adjusting for sex, calendar month of birth and number of previous healthcare visits...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616766/-knowledge-and-information-sources-of-parents-of-3%C3%A2-to-6%C3%A2-year-old-children-concerning-skin-cancer-risk-factors
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Wolfgang Uter, Cornelia Fießler, Olaf Gefeller, Annette Pfahlberg
BACKGROUND: The dissemination of knowledge on risk factors and preventive strategies is a core element of skin cancer prevention. However, little is known about the information channels utilised by the population for this purpose. OBJECTIVES: Descriptive analysis of information sources used by parents of 3‑ to 6‑year-old children as a particularly relevant target group and analysis of association patterns between socio-demographic factors, types of information sources and acquired knowledge...
August 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605428/the-commence-trial-2-year-outcomes-with-an-aortic-bioprosthesis-with-resilia-tissue%C3%A2
#14
John D Puskas, Joseph E Bavaria, Lars G Svensson, Eugene H Blackstone, Bartley Griffith, James S Gammie, David A Heimansohn, Jerzy Sadowski, Krzysztof Bartus, Douglas R Johnston, Jacek Rozanski, Todd Rosengart, Leonard N Girardi, Charles T Klodell, Mubashir A Mumtaz, Hiroo Takayama, Michael Halkos, Vaughn Starnes, Percy Boateng, Tomasz A Timek, William Ryan, Shuab Omer, Craig R Smith
OBJECTIVES: The COMMENCE trial was conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a novel bioprosthetic tissue for surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS: Patients underwent clinically indicated surgical AVR with the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT™ Magna Ease™ aortic valve with RESILIA™ tissue (Model 11000A) in a prospective, multinational, multicentre ( n  = 27), single-arm, FDA Investigational Device Exemption trial. Events were adjudicated by an independent Clinical Events Committee; echocardiograms were analysed by an independent Core Laboratory...
June 10, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601847/incidence-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-chronic-fatigue-following-gi-infection-a-population-level-study-using-routinely-collected-claims-data
#15
Ewan Donnachie, Antonius Schneider, Michael Mehring, Paul Enck
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the occurrence of postinfectious IBS in routine outpatient care, comparing different types of GI infection and its interaction with psychosomatic comorbidity. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using routinely collected claims data covering statutorily insured patients in Bavaria, Germany. Cases were defined as patients without prior record of functional intestinal disorder with a first-time diagnosis of GI infection between January 2005 and December 2013 and classed according to the type of infection...
June 10, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599977/fate-of-remnant-sinuses-of-valsalva-in-patients-with-bicuspid-and-trileaflet-valves-undergoing-aortic-valve-ascending-aorta-and-aortic-arch-replacement
#16
Rita Karianna Milewski, Andreas Habertheuer, Joseph E Bavaria, Mary Siki, Wilson Y Szeto, Eric Krause, Varun Korutla, Nimesh D Desai, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula
OBJECTIVE: In patients presenting with aortic valvulopathy with concomitant ascending aortic aneurysm, surgical management of the sinus of Valsalva segment remains undefined, especially for moderately dilated aortic roots. In patients with this pathology undergoing aortic valve replacement with supracoronary ascending aorta replacement, we assessed the fate of the remnant preserved sinus of Valsalva segment stratified by aortic valve morphology and pathology. METHODS: From 2002 to 2015, 428 patients underwent elective aortic valve replacement with supracoronary ascending aorta replacement...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549706/long-term-effectiveness-of-a-multifactorial-fall-and-fracture-prevention-program-in-bavarian-nursing-homes-an-analysis-based-on-health-insurance-claims-data
#17
Claudia Schulz, Ivonne Lindlbauer, Kilian Rapp, Clemens Becker, Hans-Helmut König
OBJECTIVE: Femoral fractures are frequently consequences of falls in nursing homes and are associated with considerable costs and unfavorable outcomes such as immobility and mortality. The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term effectiveness of a multifactorial fall and fracture prevention program in nursing homes in terms of reducing femoral fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Nursing homes. PARTICIPANTS: Health insurance claims data for 2005-2013 including 85,148 insurants of a sickness fund (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse Bayern), aged 65 years or older and living in 802 nursing homes in Bavaria, Germany...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544612/ecology-adaptation-and-function-of-methane-sulfidic-spring-water-biofilm-microorganisms-including-a-strain-of-anaerobic-fungus-mucor-hiemalis
#18
Enamul Hoque, Johannes Fritscher
Ecological aspects, adaptation, and some functions of a special biofilm and its unique key anaerobic fungus Mucor hiemalis strain EH11 isolated from a pristine spring (Künzing, Bavaria, Germany) are described. The spring's pure nature is characterized by, for example, bubbling methane, marine-salinity, mild hydrothermal (~19.1°C), sulfidic, and reductive-anoxic (Eh : -241 to -253 mV, O2 : ≤ 0.1 mg/L) conditions. It is geoecologically located at the border zone between Bavarian Forest (crystalline rocky mountains) and the moor-like Danube River valley, where geological displacements bring the spring's water from the deeper layers of former marine sources up to the surface...
August 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529546/disease-management-programs-for-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-germany-a-longitudinal-population-based-descriptive-study
#19
Michael Mehring, Ewan Donnachie, Florian Cornelius Bonke, Christoph Werner, Antonius Schneider
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of the disease management program (DMP) for patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 is to improve the quality of health care and the treatment process. 12 years after its introduction in Germany, there is still no consensus as to whether DMP has been effective in reaching these goals. METHODS: A retrospective longitudinal population-based study between 2004 and 2015 were conducted to evaluate the DMP for type 2 diabetes in Bavaria using routinely collected patient medical records hold from the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Bavaria...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505697/-the-development-of-palliative-care-hospital-support-teams-hpcts-in-bavaria-from-2011-2015-tasks-acceptance-structure-and-funding
#20
Johanna Anneser, Tamara Thurn, Gian Domenico Borasio
Introduction Palliative care hospital support teams (HPCTs) provide inpatients from all departments palliative medical support. Seriously ill as well as dying patients, who are being treated in facilities that do not have their own palliative care unit, can benefit from these multi-professional teams just as much as patients who do not (yet) need to be admitted to a palliative care unit. At the end of 2015, 53 HPCTs, which were in accordance with the requirements established in the "Program for HPCTs" by the Bavarian Ministry of Health in 2009, had been approved in Bavaria...
May 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
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