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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145607/phenology-of-the-dalmatian-toadflax-biological-control-agent-mecinus-janthiniformis-coleoptera-curculionidae-in-utah
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Samantha A Willden, Edward W Evans
The phenology of the stem-mining weevil Mecinus janthiniformis Toševski and Caldara (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) as adults attacking Dalmatian toadflax, Linaria dalmatica (L.) Miller (Plantaginaceae), was studied in 2014-2015 at two low elevation sites in northern Utah. The seasonal pattern of adult weevil abundance on the host plant at the two sites was most similar between years when described by degree-day accumulation, versus calendar date. Repeated censusing over the growing season revealed that males appeared first and subsequently peaked in abundance on the host plant earlier than females did, such that the adult population was dominated by males early in the season and by females late in the season...
November 14, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142086/shortage-of-generic-neurologic-therapeutics-an-escalating-threat-to-patient-care
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Jacklyn O Omorodion, Rami M Algahtani, Mark S Zocchi, Erin R Fox, Jesse M Pines, Henry J Kaminski
OBJECTIVE: To assess longitudinal trends in shortages of generic drugs used for neurologic conditions over a 15-year period in the United States. METHODS: Drug shortage data from the University of Utah Drug Information Service (UUDIS) from 2001 to 2015 were analyzed. Medications were included that were likely to be prescribed by a neurologist to treat a primary neurologic condition or critical for care of a patient with a neurologic condition. Trends in shortage length were assessed using standard descriptive statistics...
November 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140734/preeclampsia-knowledge-among-women-in-utah
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Jessica Wilkinson, Gene Cole
BACKGROUND: Despite the benefits of preeclampsia (PE) education in improving health outcomes, little is known about how often healthcare providers in Utah include PE in prenatal education or how much information women retain. As such, the purpose of this study was to explore PE awareness among mothers in Utah and inquire how often PE is included in prenatal education. Factors associated with PE knowledge were also investigated. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted...
November 15, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140618/utah-regional-differences-in-respirator-use-and-fit-testing-among-pesticide-applicators
#4
Michael L Pate, F Richard Beard, Kelsey Hall
The purpose of this study was to determine regional differences within Utah in response to piloting a mobile respirator training and fit assessment program for pesticide applicators. The objectives were to describe worker perceptions of respirator use and training experiences. Pilot trainings were offered in two southern counties and two northern counties of Utah. A total of 141 individuals completed the post-training questionnaire regarding use and fit testing experience with respirators as well as perceptions of the benefits to protecting respiratory health...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122640/the-influence-of-periodic-increases-of-human-activity-on-crepuscular-and-nocturnal-mammals-testing-the-weekend-effect
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Joshua H Nix, Ryan G Howell, Lucas K Hall, Brock R McMillan
Human recreation can negatively affect wildlife, particularly on weekends when human activity is highest (i.e., the weekend effect). Much of what we understand about the weekend effect is based on research conducted on diurnal species, which have greater temporal overlap with humans. Because nocturnal species generally avoid times when humans are active, they are likely less affected by anthropogenic activity on weekends. Our objective was to test the weekend effect in relation to the degree of nocturnality of mammals in a recreational area...
November 6, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121096/personal-exposure-to-fine-particulate-air-pollution-while-commuting-an-examination-of-six-transport-modes-on-an-urban-arterial-roadway
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Robert A Chaney, Chantel D Sloan, Victoria C Cooper, Daniel R Robinson, Nathan R Hendrickson, Tyler A McCord, James D Johnston
Traffic-related air pollution in urban areas contributes significantly to commuters' daily PM2.5 exposures, but varies widely depending on mode of commuting. To date, studies show conflicting results for PM2.5 exposures based on mode of commuting, and few studies compare multiple modes of transportation simultaneously along a common route, making inter-modal comparisons difficult. In this study, we examined breathing zone PM2.5 exposures for six different modes of commuting (bicycle, walking, driving with windows open and closed, bus, and light-rail train) simultaneously on a single 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112880/the-joint-effects-of-family-risk-of-obesity-and-neighborhood-environment-on-obesity-among-women
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Lori Kowaleski-Jones, Barbara B Brown, Jessie X Fan, Heidi A Hanson, Ken R Smith, Cathleen D Zick
Obesity is a significant health problem in the United States that has encouraged a search for modifiable risk factors, such as walkable neighborhood designs. Prior research has shown linkages between a family history of obesity (i.e., due to either genetic or non-genetic factors) and an individual's risk of elevated body mass index (BMI). Yet, we know little about the possible interactions between neighborhood walkability and family susceptibility to unhealthy BMI in predicting individual BMI. This paper addresses this important research gap using a sample of 9918 women, derived from vital and administrative data in the Utah Population Database...
October 16, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092616/infrasound-propagation-in-tropospheric-ducts-and-acoustic-shadow-zones
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Catherine D de Groot-Hedlin
Numerical computations of the Navier-Stokes equations governing acoustic propagation are performed to investigate infrasound propagation in the troposphere and into acoustic shadow zones. An existing nonlinear finite-difference, time-domain (FDTD) solver that constrains input sound speed models to be axisymmetric is expanded to allow for advection and rigid, stair-step topography. The FDTD solver permits realistic computations along a given azimuth. It is applied to several environmental models to examine the effects of nonlinearity, topography, advection, and two-dimensional (2D) variations in wind and sound speeds on the penetration of infrasound into shadow zones...
October 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084336/effectiveness-of-%C3%AE-lactam-monotherapy-vs-macrolide-combination-therapy-for-children-hospitalized-with-pneumonia
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Derek J Williams, Kathryn M Edwards, Wesley H Self, Yuwei Zhu, Sandra R Arnold, Jonathan A McCullers, Krow Ampofo, Andrew T Pavia, Evan J Anderson, Lauri A Hicks, Anna M Bramley, Seema Jain, Carlos G Grijalva
Importance: β-Lactam monotherapy and β-lactam plus macrolide combination therapy are both common empirical treatment strategies for children hospitalized with pneumonia, but few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of these 2 treatment approaches. Objective: To compare the effectiveness of β-lactam monotherapy vs β-lactam plus macrolide combination therapy among a cohort of children hospitalized with pneumonia. Design, Setting, and Participants: We analyzed data from the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community Study, a multicenter, prospective, population-based study of community-acquired pneumonia hospitalizations conducted from January 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012, in 3 children's hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee; Memphis, Tennessee; and Salt Lake City, Utah...
October 30, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075017/assessment-of-a-novel-pinhole-supplementary-implant-for-sulcus-fixation-in-pseudophakic-cadaver-eyes
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K T Tsaousis, L Werner, C L C Trindade, J Guan, J Li, N Reiter
PurposeTo evaluate a novel small-aperture supplementary implant that applies the principle of pinholes for management of irregular astigmatism, in postmortem human eyes.MethodsPseudophakic human cadaver eyes were imaged by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) to assess position of the in-the-bag intraocular lens (IOL). Eyes were prepared as per the Miyake-Apple technique. Two versions of the supplementary implant (open-loop and tripod designs) were then inserted into the sulcus of each eye...
October 27, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074110/evaluation-of-a-new-model-of-hind-limb-ischemia-in-rabbit
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Costantino Del Giudice, Gabriel Ifergan, Guillaume Goudot, Valerie Bellamy, Emmanuel Messas, Olivier Clement, Patrick Bruneval, Philippe Menasche, Marc Sapoval
OBJECTIVE: Various animal models of critical limb ischemia have been developed in the past. However, there is no animal model that can undergo endovascular treatment, while providing reproducible true critical limb ischemia with arterial ulcers and rest pain. We evaluated the efficacy of a new model of rabbit hindlimb ischemia created through a percutaneous approach using embolization with calibrated particles. METHODS: Through a percutaneous transauricular artery approach and selective catheterization of the superficial femoral artery, embolization of distal limb vessels was performed using a mixture of 300- to 500-μm calibrated microparticles (Embosphere, Merit Medical, Salt Lake City, Utah), saline solution, and iodine contrast...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073807/an-assessment-of-a-shortened-consent-form-for-the-storage-and-research-use-of-residual-newborn-screening-blood-spots
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Erin Rothwell, Aaron Goldenberg, Erin Johnson, Naomi Riches, Beth Tarini, Jeffrey R Botkin
As state newborn screening programs develop approaches to parental permission for the storage and use of residual dried newborn screening samples, it is important to understand how the public comprehends the consent elements. Focus groups in Utah, California, and Michigan ( n = 7 groups, 69 participants) were conducted to evaluate the language on a shortened consent form. Outcomes from the analysis included barriers to conceptualizing biospecimen research, the overly cautious tone and awkwardness of the consent form, and perceptions of community versus individual benefit...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073129/receipt-of-selected-preventive-health-services-for-women-and-men-of-reproductive-age-united-states-2011-2013
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Karen Pazol, Cheryl L Robbins, Lindsey I Black, Katherine A Ahrens, Kimberly Daniels, Anjani Chandra, Anjel Vahratian, Lorrie E Gavin
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Receipt of key preventive health services among women and men of reproductive age (i.e., 15-44 years) can help them achieve their desired number and spacing of healthy children and improve their overall health. The 2014 publication Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs (QFP) establishes standards for providing a core set of preventive services to promote these goals. These services include contraceptive care for persons seeking to prevent or delay pregnancy, pregnancy testing and counseling, basic infertility services for those seeking to achieve pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease (STD) services, and other preconception care and related preventive health services...
October 27, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056835/reusable-high-aspect-ratio-3-d-nickel-shadow-mask
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M M H Shandhi, M Leber, A Hogan, D J Warren, R Bhandari, S Negi
Shadow Mask technology has been used over the years for resistless patterning and to pattern on unconventional surfaces, fragile substrate and biomaterial. In this work, we are presenting a novel method to fabricate high aspect ratio (15:1) three-dimensional (3D) Nickel (Ni) shadow mask with vertical pattern length and width of 1.2 mm and 40 μm respectively. The Ni shadow mask is 1.5 mm tall and 100 μm wide at the base. The aspect ratio of the shadow mask is 15. Ni shadow mask is mechanically robust and hence easy to handle...
April 2017: Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053337/obesity-and-severity-of-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#15
Tadahiro Goto, Atsushi Hirayama, Mohammad Kamal Faridi, Carlos A Camargo, Kohei Hasegawa
RATIONALE: Obesity is relatively common among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, little is known about the association of obesity with severity of acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) and in-hospital mortality. OBJECTIVES: To examine the association of obesity with severity markers of AECOPD and in-hospital mortality. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study using population-based data - the 2012-2013 State Inpatient Databases - of seven US states (Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, New York, Utah, and Washington)...
October 20, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050658/addressing-health-disparities-from-within-the-community-community-based-participatory-research-and-community-health-worker-policy-initiatives-using-a-gender-based-approach
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Sara E Simonsen, Brenda Ralls, Anna Guymon, Teresa Garrett, Patricia Eisenman, Jeannette Villalta, O Fahina Tavake-Pasi, Valentine Mukundente, France A Davis, Kathleen Digre, Stephen Hayes, Stephanie Alexander
BACKGROUND: The Coalition for a Healthier Community for Utah Women and Girls (CHC-UWAG) focused on addressing obesity-related health disparities impacting Utah women of color using community-based participatory research, a gender-based approach, and culturally sensitive health promotion activities delivered through community health workers (CHWs). A randomized trial of low vs. high intensity wellness coaching by CHWs was initiated. During this process, numerous policy issues emerged and were tracked...
October 17, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048956/geographic-distribution-of-scorpion-exposures-in-the-united-states-2010-2015
#17
A Min Kang, Daniel E Brooks
OBJECTIVES: To determine the geographic distribution of scorpion envenomations in the United States by zip code, with particular attention to the neurotoxic Centruroides sculpturatus (Arizona bark scorpion), for which an antivenom is available. METHODS: We obtained scorpion exposure cases for 2010 to 2015 from the National Poison Data System. Using geographic information systems software, we mapped total exposures and incidence rates for 9 states that reported more than 100 annual calls...
December 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047476/inflight-observation-of-bottlinger-s-rings
#18
Joseph A Shaw
On the morning of 5 November 2013, a bright subsun was consistently visible during a flight from Bozeman, Montana, to Salt Lake City, Utah. Just after passing over the Wasatch Mountains and beginning to descend into the Salt Lake Valley, the subsun expanded to a rare display of Bottlinger's rings-an elliptical halo surrounding the subsun. The rings remained visible for 1 to 2 min. This paper shows photographs of the sequence, along with meteorological data from a nearby radiosonde. The display occurred in virga below clouds at an air temperature in the approximate range from -8°C to -12°C, in air saturated with respect to ice, at an altitude of approximately 2600-3600 m above mean sea level...
July 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045274/recruiting-american-indian-alaska-native-students-to-medical-school-a-multi-institutional-alliance-in-the-u-s-southwest
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Marlene P Ballejos, Polly Olsen, Tanisha Price-Johnson, Cindy Garcia, Tassy Parker, Robert E Sapién, Valerie Romero-Leggott
PROBLEM: Despite national efforts to diversify the physician workforce, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals have the least representation of all major racial and ethnic groups. Limited resources at state medical schools present institution-level recruitment challenges. Unified efforts to engage AI/AN students in premedical education activities are needed. APPROACH: The medical schools at the Universities of Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson), Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah identified a collective need to increase student diversity, particularly with regard to AI/AN students...
October 17, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043451/weather-and-eared-grebe-winter-migration-near-the-great-salt-lake-utah
#20
Augusta A Williams, Neil F Laird
This study provides insight from the use of weather radar observations to understand the characteristics of the eared grebe migration near the Great Salt Lake (GSL) and provides unique information on weather conditions connected to these migration events. Doppler weather radar measurements from the Salt Lake City, Utah WSR-88D radar site (KMTX), along with meteorological surface and rawinsonde data, were used to identify and examine 281 eared grebe migration events across 15 winters from 1997/1998 through 2011/2012...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
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