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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774607/impact-of-current-and-scaled-up-levels-of-hepatitis-c-prevention-and-treatment-interventions-for-people-who-inject-drugs-in-three-uk-settings-what-is-required-to-achieve-the-who-s-hcv-elimination-targets
#1
Zoe Ward, Lucy Platt, Sedona Sweeney, Vivian D Hope, Lisa Maher, Sharon Hutchinson, Norah Palmateer, Josie Smith, Noel Craine, Avril Taylor, Natasha Martin, Rachel Ayres, John Dillon, Matthew Hickman, Peter Vickerman
AIMS: To estimate the impact of existing high-coverage needle and syringe provision (HCNSP, defined as obtaining more than one sterile needle and syringe per injection reported) and opioid substitution therapy (OST) on hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission among people who inject drugs (PWID) in three UK settings and to determine required scale-up of interventions, including HCV treatment, needed to reach the World Health Organization (WHO) target of reducing HCV incidence by 90% by 2030...
May 17, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772839/evaluation-of-a-pilot-school-based-physical-activity-clustered-randomised-controlled-trial-active-schools-skelmersdale
#2
Sarah L Taylor, Robert J Noonan, Zoe R Knowles, Michael B Owen, Bronagh McGrane, Whitney B Curry, Stuart J Fairclough
Schools are key environments in which physical activity (PA) can be promoted. Various strategies and opportunities should be used to engage children in PA within schools. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the multi-component Active Schools: Skelmersdale (AS:Sk) pilot intervention on children's PA and sedentary time (ST). The AS:Sk intervention was implemented for eight weeks in four schools with three control schools continuing normal practice. It consisted of eight components: active breaks, bounce at the bell, 'Born To Move' videos, Daily Mile or 100 Mile Club, playground activity challenge cards, physical education teacher training, newsletters, and activity homework...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769594/touchscreen-typing-pattern-analysis-for-detecting-fine-motor-skills-decline-in-early-stage-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Dimitrios Iakovakis, Stelios Hadjidimitriou, Vasileios Charisis, Sevasti Bostantzopoulou, Zoe Katsarou, Leontios J Hadjileontiadis
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative movement disorder causing progressive disability that severely affects patients' quality of life. While early treatment can produce significant benefits for patients, the mildness of many early signs combined with the lack of accessible high-frequency monitoring tools may delay clinical diagnosis. To meet this need, user interaction data from consumer technologies have recently been exploited towards unsupervised screening for PD symptoms in daily life. Similarly, this work proposes a method for detecting fine motor skills decline in early PD patients via analysis of patterns emerging from finger interaction with touchscreen smartphones during natural typing...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765066/loss-of-cenp-f-results-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-with-severe-disruption-of-cardiac-myocyte-architecture
#4
Annabelle Manalo, Alison K Schroer, Aidan M Fenix, Zoe Shancer, John Coogan, Tanner Brolsma, Dylan T Burnette, W David Merryman, David M Bader
Centromere-binding protein F (CENP-F) is a very large and complex protein with many and varied binding partners including components of the microtubule network. Numerous CENP-F functions impacting diverse cellular behaviors have been identified. Importantly, emerging data have shown that CENP-F loss- or gain-of-function has critical effects on human development and disease. Still, it must be noted that data at the single cardiac myocyte level examining the impact of CENP-F loss-of-function on fundamental cellular behavior is missing...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764957/examining-perceptions-about-iqos-heated-tobacco-product-consumer-studies-in-japan-and-switzerland
#5
Elizabeth C Hair, Morgane Bennett, Emily Sheen, Jennifer Cantrell, Jodie Briggs, Zoe Fenn, Jeffrey G Willett, Donna Vallone
OBJECTIVE: To examine consumer perceptions, attitudes and behaviours regarding the heated tobacco product, IQOS, as well as to document the product's marketing strategies to determine its potential for appealing to youth and young adults. METHOD: Truth Initiative, in collaboration with Flamingo, collected qualitative data via: (1) expert interviews, (2) semiotic analysis of IQOS packing and marketing materials, and (3) 12 focus groups with adults in Switzerland (ages 19-44 years; June 6-9, 2016) and Japan (ages 20-39 years; June 22-24, 2016) (n=68 for both groups)...
May 15, 2018: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762910/-why-did-you-really-do-it-a-mixed-method-analysis-of-the-factors-underpinning-motivations-to-register-as-a-body-donor
#6
Jon Cornwall, Zoe Poppelwell, Ruth McManus
Individuals who register as body donors do so for various reasons, with aiding medical science a common motivation. Despite awareness of several key reasons for donation, there are few in-depth explorations of these motivations to contextualize persons' reasons for donating. This study undertakes a mixed-method exploration of motivations for body donation to facilitate deeper understanding of the reasons underpinning donor registration. A survey of all newly registered body donors at a New Zealand university was performed over a single year...
May 15, 2018: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762868/candidemia-in-children-epidemiology-prevention-and-management
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REVIEW
Elpis Mantadakis, Zoe Dorothea Pana, Theoklis Zaoutis
Candidemia is the leading cause of invasive fungal infections in hospitalized children. The highest rates of candidemia have been recorded in neonates and infants <1 year of age. Candidemia is more frequent in neonates and young infants than in adults, and is associated with better clinical outcomes, but higher inpatient costs. Over the last 10 years, a declining trend has been noted in the incidence of pediatric candidemia in the US and elsewhere due to the hospital-wide implementation of central-line insertion and maintenance bundles that emphasize full sterile barrier precautions, chlorhexidine skin preparation during line insertion, meticulous site and tubing care, and daily discussion of catheter necessity...
May 15, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761807/photochemical-reductive-homologation-of-hydrogen-cyanide-using-sulfite-and-ferrocyanide
#8
Jianfeng Xu, Dougal J Ritson, Sukrit Ranjan, Zoe R Todd, Dimitar D Sasselov, John D Sutherland
Photoredox cycling during UV irradiation of ferrocyanide ([FeII(CN)6]4-) in the presence of stoichiometric sulfite (SO32-) is shown to be an extremely effective way to drive the reductive homologation of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) to simple sugars and precursors of hydroxy acids and amino acids.
May 15, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761059/biodiversity-of-the-great-barrier-reef-how-adequately-is-it-protected
#9
Zoe T Richards, Jon C Day
Background: The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the world's most iconic coral reef ecosystem, recognised internationally as a World Heritage Area of outstanding significance. Safeguarding the biodiversity of this universally important reef is a core legislative objective; however, ongoing cumulative impacts including widespread coral bleaching and other detrimental impacts have heightened conservation concerns for the future of the GBR. Methods: Here we review the literature to report on processes threatening species on the GBR, the status of marine biodiversity, and evaluate the extent of species-level monitoring and reporting...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760941/hip-fracture-in-the-elderly-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-femur-feasibility-study-testing-the-use-of-routinely-collected-data-for-future-health-economic-evaluations
#10
Nefyn H Williams, Kevin Mawdesley, Jessica L Roberts, Nafees Ud Din, Nicola Totton, Joanna M Charles, Zoe Hoare, Rhiannon T Edwards
Background: Health economic evaluations rely on the accurate measurement of health service resource use in order to calculate costs. These are usually measured with patient completed questionnaires using instruments such as the Client Service Receipt Inventory (CSRI). These rely on participants' recall and can be burdensome to complete. Health service activity data are routinely captured by electronic databases.The aim was to test methods for obtaining these data and compare with those data collected using the CSRI, within a feasibility study of an enhanced rehabilitation intervention following hip fracture (Fracture in the Elderly Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation: FEMuR)...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759964/risk-of-fragility-fracture-among-patients-with-gout-and-the-effect-of-urate-lowering-therapy
#11
Alyshah Abdul Sultan, Rebecca Whittle, Sara Muller, Edward Roddy, Christian D Mallen, Milica Bucknall, Toby Helliwell, Samantha Hider, Zoe Paskins
BACKGROUND: Previous studies that quantified the risk of fracture among patients with gout and assessed the potential effect of urate-lowering therapy have provided conflicting results. Our study aims to provide better estimates of risk by minimizing the effect of selection bias and confounding on the observed association. METHODS: We used data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, which records primary care consultations of patients from across the United Kingdom...
May 14, 2018: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757663/bicipital-tendinopathy-and-carpal-valgus-following-a-distant-direct-thoracoabdominal-skin-flap-in-a-german-shepherd-with-necrotizing-fasciitis
#12
Benjamin Mielke, Nicola Kulendra, Zoe Halfacree, Elvin Kulendra
A 4 mo old German shepherd dog was presented following an acute onset lameness and swelling of the thoracic limb. Clinical signs, surgical findings, and culture results were consistent with a diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis. Initial management consisted of extensive surgical debridement, wound lavage, and bandaging. Surgical closure was achieved with an axillary fold flap and distant direct single-pedicle thoracoabdominal flap. Three mo later, following deterioration of the lameness that was associated with carpal valgus, carpal subluxation, and tendinopathy of the distal radial insertion of the biceps brachii tendon, a closing wedge pancarpal arthrodesis and tenotomy of the biceps brachii tendon was performed...
May 14, 2018: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754275/zinc-oxide-eugenol-paste-jeopardises-the-adhesive-bonding-to-primary-dentine
#13
C W Pires, T L Lenzi, F Z M Soares, R O Rocha
AIM: This was to evaluate the influence of root canal filling pastes on microshear bond strength (µSBS) of an adhesive system to primary dentine. METHODS: Human (32) primary molars were randomly assigned into four experimental groups (n = 8): zinc oxide eugenol paste (ZOE); iodoform paste (Guedes-Pinto paste); calcium hydroxide paste thickened with zinc oxide; and no filling paste (control). Flat dentine surfaces were covered with a 1 mm-thick layer of the pastes for 15 min at 37 °C...
May 12, 2018: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752967/hiv-1-matrix-protein-interactions-with-trna-implications-for-membrane-targeting
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Christy R Gaines, Emre Tkacik, Amalia Rivera-Oven, Phoebe Somani, Alecia Achimovich, Tawakalitou Alabi, Angela Zhu, Noel Getachew, Ae Lim Yang, Matthew McDonough, Tarik Hawkins, Zoe Spadaro, Michael F Summers
The N-terminally myristoylated matrix domain (MA) of the HIV-1 Gag polyprotein promotes virus assembly by targeting Gag to the inner leaflet of the plasma membrane (PM). Recent studies indicate that, prior to membrane binding, MA associates with cytoplasmic tRNAs (including tRNALys3 ), and in vitro studies of tRNA-dependent MA interactions with model membranes have led to proposals that competitive tRNA interactions contribute to membrane discrimination. We have characterized interactions between native, mutant, and unmyristylated (myr-) MA proteins and recombinant tRNALys3 by NMR spectroscopy and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC)...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752835/documentation-of-psychotropic-prn-medication-administration-an-evaluation-of-electronic-health-records-compared-with-paper-charts-and-verbal-reports
#15
Krystle Martin, Elke Ham, Zoe Hilton
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe the documentation of pro re nata (PRN) medication for anxiety, and to compare documentation at two hospitals providing similar psychiatric services, one that used paper charts and another that used an electronic health record (EHR). We also assessed congruence between nursing documentation and verbal reports from staff about the PRN administration process. BACKGROUND: The ability to accurately document patients' symptoms and the care given is considered a core competency of the nursing profession (Wilkinson, 2007); however, researchers have found poor concordance between nursing notes and verbal reports or observations of events (e...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752533/risk-and-protective-factors-for-mental-health-at-a-youth-mass-gathering
#16
Tegan Cruwys, Alexander K Saeri, Helena R M Radke, Zoe C Walter, Daniel Crimston, Laura J Ferris
BACKGROUND: Mass gatherings are well-documented for their public health risks; however, little research has examined their impact on mental health or focused on young people specifically. This study explores risk and protective factors for mental health at mass gatherings, with a particular focus on characterising attendees with high levels of psychological distress and risk taking. METHOD: Data collection was conducted in situ at "Schoolies", an annual informal week-long mass gathering of approximately 30,000 Australian school leavers...
May 11, 2018: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750653/risk-of-hypoglycemia-in-youth-with-type-2-diabetes-on-insulin
#17
Madhia Shahid, Gabriel Q Shaibi, Hayley Baines, Pamela Garcia-Filion, Zoe Gonzalez-Garcia, Micah Olson
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to ascertain the risk of hypoglycemia among youth with type 2 diabetes (T2D) on insulin therapy. METHODS: Twenty-two youth with T2D on insulin therapy (M=12, F=10, age=14.4±4.0 years) were enrolled from a single pediatric endocrine practice. They were followed-up for 3 months with weekly phone calls and monthly in-person visits to review blood glucose logs and document any signs or symptoms of hypoglycemia (defined as finger stick glucose of ≤70 mg/dL)...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748717/ethical-challenges-in-resuscitation
#18
REVIEW
Spyros D Mentzelopoulos, Anne-Marie Slowther, Zoe Fritz, Claudio Sandroni, Theodoros Xanthos, Clifton Callaway, Gavin D Perkins, Craig Newgard, Eleni Ischaki, Robert Greif, Erwin Kompanje, Leo Bossaert
PURPOSE: A rapidly evolving resuscitation science provides more effective treatments to an aging population with multiple comorbidites. Concurrently, emergency care has become patient-centered. This review aims to describe challenges associated with the application of key principles of bioethics in resuscitation and post-resuscitation care; propose actions to address these challenges; and highlight the need for evidence-based ethics and consensus on ethical principles interpretation. METHODS: Following agreement on the article's outline, subgroups of 2-3 authors provided narrative reviews of ethical issues concerning autonomy and honesty, beneficence/nonmaleficence and dignity, justice, specific practices/circumstances such as family presence during resuscitation, and emergency research...
May 10, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743205/preclinical-development-of-a-bispecific-antibody-that-safely-and-effectively-targets-cd19-and-cd47-for-the-treatment-of-b-cell-lymphoma-and-leukemia
#19
Vanessa Buatois, Zoë Johnson, Susana Salgado-Pires, Anne Papaïoannou, Eric Hatterer, Xavier Chauchet, Françoise Richard, Leticia Barba, Bruno Daubeuf, Laura Cons, Lucile Broyer, Matilde D'Asaro, Thomas Matthes, Simon LeGallou, Thierry Fest, Karin Tarte, Robert K Clarke Hinojosa, Eulàlia Genescà Ferrer, José María Ribera, Aditi Dey, Katharine Bailey, Adele K Fielding, Linda Eissenberg, Julie Ritchey, Michael Rettig, John F DiPersio, Marie H Kosco-Vilbois, Krzysztof Masternak, Nicolas Fischer, Limin Shang, Walter G Ferlin
CD47, a ubiquitously expressed innate immune checkpoint receptor that serves as a universal "don't eat me" signal of phagocytosis, is often up-regulated by hematological and solid cancers to evade immune surveillance. Development of CD47-targeted modalities is hindered by the ubiquitous expression of the target, often leading to rapid drug elimination and hemotoxicity including anemia. To overcome such liabilities, we have developed a fully human bispecific antibody, NI-1701, designed to co-engage CD47 and CD19 selectively on B cells...
May 9, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742150/efficacy-of-parenteral-vaccination-against-tuberculosis-with-heat-inactivated-mycobacterium-bovis-in-experimentally-challenged-goats
#20
Claudia Arrieta-Villegas, Tania Perálvarez, Enric Vidal, Zoë Puighibet, Xavier Moll, Albert Canturri, Iker A Sevilla, Yvonne Espada, Ramón A Juste, Mariano Domingo, Bernat Pérez de Val
Tuberculosis (TB) in animals is a re-emerging disease with a wide range of hosts that causes large economic losses in livestock. Goats are particularly susceptible to TB and, in endemic areas, vaccination may be a valuable measure to control the disease. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of parenteral vaccination of goats with a heat-inactivated Mycobacterium bovis (HIMB) vaccine, and compare it to M. bovis Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine. Twenty-four goat kids were divided in 3 groups as following: HIMB vaccinated group (n = 8), BCG vaccinated group (n = 8) and unvaccinated group (n = 8)...
2018: PloS One
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