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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786880/metagenomic-study-of-bacterial-microbiota-in-persistent-endodontic-infections-using-next-generation-sequencing
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G Sánchez-Sanhueza, H Bello-Toledo, G González-Rocha, A T Gonçalves, V Valenzuela, C Gallardo-Escárate
AIM: To determine the bacterial microbiota in root canals associated with persistent apical periodontitis and their relationship with the clinical characteristics of patients using next-generation sequencing (NGS). METHODOLOGY: Bacterial samples from root canals associated with teeth having persistent apical periodontitis were taken from 24 patients undergoing root canal retreatment. Bacterial DNA was extracted, and V3-V4 variable regions of the 16S rRNA gene were amplified...
May 22, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786699/the-draft-genome-sequence-of-cork-oak
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António Marcos Ramos, Ana Usié, Pedro Barbosa, Pedro M Barros, Tiago Capote, Inês Chaves, Fernanda Simões, Isabl Abreu, Isabel Carrasquinho, Carlos Faro, Joana B Guimarães, Diogo Mendonça, Filomena Nóbrega, Leandra Rodrigues, Nelson J M Saibo, Maria Carolina Varela, Conceição Egas, José Matos, Célia M Miguel, M Margarida Oliveira, Cândido P Ricardo, Sónia Gonçalves
Cork oak (Quercus suber) is native to southwest Europe and northwest Africa where it plays a crucial environmental and economical role. To tackle the cork oak production and industrial challenges, advanced research is imperative but dependent on the availability of a sequenced genome. To address this, we produced the first draft version of the cork oak genome. We followed a de novo assembly strategy based on high-throughput sequence data, which generated a draft genome comprising 23,347 scaffolds and 953.3 Mb in size...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786536/percutaneous-coronary-and-structural-interventions-in-women-a-position-statement-from-the-eapci-women-committee
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Alaide Chieffo, Gill Louise Buchanan, Julinda Mehilli, Davide Capodanno, Vijay Kunadian, Anna Sonia Petronio, Ghada W Mikhail, Piera Capranzano, Nieves Gonzal, Nicole Karam, Stéphane Manzo-Silberman, Stefanie Schüpke, Robert A Byrne, Giuliana Capretti, Yolande Appelman, Marie-Claude Morice, Patrizia Presbitero, Maria Radu, Josepa Mauri
Several expert documents on sex-based differences in interventional outcomes are now available, however this is the first position paper from the EAPCI Women Committee discussing the potential influence of sex in the percutaneous treatment of coronary and structural heart disease. Despite the misconception that coronary artery disease is a 'man's disease', contemporary data shows a growing incidence in women. However, women are under-represented in randomised coronary clinical trials (~25%). The generalisation of such studies is therefore problematic in decision-making for females undergoing coronary intervention...
May 22, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786503/relationships-between-theoretically-derived-short-term-outcomes-and-support-for-policy-among-the-public-and-decision-makers
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Carol L Schmitt, Laurel Curry, Vanessa Boudewyns, Pamela A Williams, LaShawn Glasgow, Deanna Van Hersh, Jeffrey Willett, Todd Rogers
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: Policy change is a lengthy and complex process. Thus, it is important to articulate hypothesized causal pathways between advocacy activities and policy change outcomes and to identify and monitor early indicators of progress toward policy change. INTERVENTION APPROACH: The Kansas Health Foundation supports grantee efforts to address the public health effects of obesity through evidence-based policy, systems, and environmental change interventions...
May 17, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786501/strategies-to-increase-filipino-american-participation-in-cardiovascular-health-promotion-a-systematic-review
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Jermy-Leigh B Domingo, Gretchenjan Gavero, Kathryn L Braun
INTRODUCTION: Cultural tailoring of interventions can be effective in reducing health disparities by attracting underserved populations to health promotion programs and improving their outcomes. The purpose of this systematic review was to assess what is known about increasing access to and participation in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and control programs among Filipino Americans. METHODS: PubMed MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Sociologic Abstracts were searched for peer-reviewed studies and dissertations conducted in the United States from 2004 through 2016...
May 17, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786458/how-to-specify-a-reference-point-in-hypervolume-calculation-for-fair-performance-comparison
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Hisao Ishibuchi, Ryo Imada, Yu Setoguchi, Yusuke Nojima
The hypervolume indicator has frequently been used for comparing evolutionary multi-objective optimization (EMO) algorithms. A reference point is needed for hypervolume calculation. However, its specification has not been discussed in detail from a viewpoint of fair performance comparison. A slightly worse point than the nadir point is usually used for hypervolume calculation in the EMO community. In this paper, we propose a reference point specification method for fair performance comparison of EMO algorithms...
May 22, 2018: Evolutionary Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786045/corrigendum-association-of-source-of-memory-complaints-and-increased-risk-of-cognitive-impairment-and-cognitive-decline-a-community-based-study
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[This corrects the article DOI: 10.4103/0366-6999.229904].
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786028/evaluation-of-a-distance-learning-academic-support-program-for-medical-graduates-during-rural-hospital-service-in-india
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Rashmi Vyas, Anand Zachariah, Isobel Swamidasan, Priya Doris, Ilene Harris
Background: Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India, a tertiary care hospital, designed a year-long Fellowship in Secondary Hospital Medicine (FSHM) for CMC graduates, with the aim to support them during rural service and be motivated to consider practicing in these hospitals. The FSHM was a blend of 15 paper-based distance learning modules, 3 contact sessions, community project work, and networking. This paper reports on the evaluation of the FSHM program. Methods: The curriculum development process for the FSHM reflected the six-step approach including problem identification, needs assessment, formulating objectives, selecting educational strategies, implementation, and evaluation...
September 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786024/needs-assessment-of-ophthalmology-education-for-undergraduate-medical-students-a-study-from-a-medical-college-in-south-india
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Karuppannasamy Divya, Kannappan Suvetha, Alo Sen, Devisundaram Sundar
Background: Adequate ophthalmic diagnostic and clinical skills are essential for practitioners in primary care settings as well as specialty care physicians. The objectives of this study were to assess the adequacy of ophthalmology teaching in undergraduate medical education and to evaluate the comfort of medical students in diagnosing common eye problems and performing ophthalmic skills. Methods: A questionnaire based, cross-sectional survey was conducted among third-year undergraduate students from a medical college in South India at the end of ophthalmology training from February 2014 to December 2014...
September 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785982/a-national-curriculum-for-ophthalmology-residency-training
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Ashok Kumar Grover, Santosh G Honavar, Rajvardhan Azad, Lalit Verma
We present a residency curriculum for Ophthalmology in India. The document derives from a workshop by the All India Ophthalmological Society (AlOS) which adapted the International Council of Ophthalmology residency curriculum and refined and customized it based on inputs by the residency program directors who participated in the work shop. The curriculum describes the course content, lays down the minimum requirements of infrastructure and mandates diagnostic and therapeutic procedures required for optimal training...
June 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785896/survey-of-trematodes-in-intertidal-snails-from-patagonia-argentina-new-larval-forms-and-diversity-assessment
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C Gilardoni, G Di Giorgio, E Bagnato, F Cremonte
Larval trematodes are the main parasites of snails, and they play a crucial role because they usually castrate their snail hosts and can thus alter their population and community dynamics. This study involved a survey of seven gastropod species (Crepipatella dilatata, Fissurella radiosa, Nacella magellanica, Pareuthria fuscata, Siphonaria lessonii, S. lateralis and Trophon geversianus) parasitized by 12 trematode species (one hemiurid, one gymnophallid, two lepocreadiids, two microphallids, one notocotylid, two renicolids, one philophtalmid, one schistosomatid and one zoogonid) from southern Patagonia (47°S, 65°W), Argentina...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785895/complexity-in-pediatric-primary-care
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Arwa Nasir, Laeth Nasir, Ariel Tarrell, David Finken, Amy Lacroix, Swetha Pinninti, Sheryl Pitner, Molly McCarthy
BACKGROUND: The management of patients in primary care is often complicated by the presence of multiple chronic conditions and psychosocial issues that increase the complexity of the encounter and have important impacts on care. There is a paucity of literature on this subject in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to quantify the burden of chronic conditions in pediatric primary care. METHODS: The problem lists of 3995 randomly selected patients from a community pediatric clinic and an academic hospital-based pediatric clinic in the same metropolitan area were analyzed for the presence and number of any chronic condition...
May 22, 2018: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785832/lectin-microarray-combined-with-mass-spectrometry-identifies-haptoglobin-related-protein-hpr-as-a-potential-serologic-biomarker-for-separating-non-bacterial-pneumonia-from-bacterial-pneumonia-in-childhood
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Lin Yang, Zhou Yang, Lei Cheng, Juan Cheng, Li Cheng, Yangyang Sun, Wenting Li, Kai Song, Weichun Huang, Yong Yin, Shengce Tao, Qinghua Zhang
PURPOSE: Etiological diagnosis of pediatric patients with community-acquired pneumonia is difficult. For therapy, one of the major problems is the difficulty in separating bacterial pneumonia which would benefit from antibiotics from non-bacterial pneumonia. Therefore, we sought to identify potential biomarkers for distinguishing non-bacterial pneumonia from bacterial pneumonia. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Lectin microarray containing 91 lectins was used to screen serums from pediatric patients with pneumonia...
May 22, 2018: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785802/bayesian-measurement-error-driven-hidden-markov-regression-model-for-calibrating-the-effect-of-covariates-on-multistate-outcomes-application-to-androgenetic-alopecia
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Amy Ming-Fang Yen, Hsiu-Hsi Chen
Multistate Markov regression models used for quantifying the effect size of state-specific covariates pertaining to the dynamics of multistate outcomes have gained popularity. However, the measurements of multistate outcome are prone to the errors of classification, particularly when a population-based survey/research is involved with proxy measurements of outcome due to cost consideration. Such a misclassification may affect the effect size of relevant covariates such as odds ratio used in the field of epidemiology...
May 21, 2018: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785391/how-monte-carlo-heuristics-aid-to-identify-the-physical-processes-of-drug-release-kinetics
#15
Paola Lecca
We implement a Monte Carlo heuristic algorithm to model drug release from a solid dosage form. We show that with Monte Carlo simulations it is possible to identify and explain the causes of the unsatisfactory predictive power of current drug release models. It is well known that the power-law, the exponential models, as well as those derived from or inspired by them accurately reproduce only the first 60% of the release curve of a drug from a dosage form. In this study, by using Monte Carlo simulation approaches, we show that these models fit quite accurately almost the entire release profile when the release kinetics is not governed by the coexistence of different physico-chemical mechanisms...
2018: MethodsX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785359/white-matter-microstructure-white-matter-lesions-and-hypertension-an-examination-of-early-surrogate-markers-of-vascular-related-brain-change-in-midlife
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Thaddeus Haight, R Nick Bryan, Guray Erus, Meng-Kang Hsieh, Christos Davatzikos, Ilya Nasrallah, Mark D'Esposito, David R Jacobs, Cora Lewis, Pamela Schreiner, Stephen Sidney, Osorio Meirelles, Lenore J Launer
Objective: We examined imaging surrogates of white matter microstructural abnormalities which may precede white matter lesions (WML) and represent a relevant marker of cerebrovascular injury in adults in midlife. Methods: In 698 community-dwelling adults (mean age 50 years ±3.5 SD) from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Brain MRI sub-study, WML were identified on structural MR and fractional anisotropy (FA), representing WM microstructural integrity, was derived using Diffusion Tensor Imaging...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785353/diet-breadth-and-exploitation-of-exotic-plants-shift-the-core-microbiome-of-cephaloleia-a-group-of-tropical-herbivorous-beetles
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Chelsea L Blankenchip, Dana E Michels, H Elizabeth Braker, Shana K Goffredi
The beetle genus Cephaloleia has evolved in association with tropical ginger plants and for many species their specific host plant associations are known. Here we show that the core microbiome of six closely related Costa Rican Cephaloleia species comprises only eight bacterial groups, including members of the Acinetobacter , Enterobacteriacea, Pseudomonas , Lactococcus, and Comamonas . The Acinetobacter and Enterobacteriacea together accounted for 35% of the total average 16S rRNA ribotypes recovered from all specimens...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785142/misoprostol-for-the-prevention-of-postpartum-hemorrhage-during-home-births-in-rural-lao-pdr-establishing-a-pilot-program-for-community-distribution
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Jo Durham, Alongkone Phengsavanh, Vanphanom Sychareun, Isaac Hose, Viengnakhone Vongxay, Douangphachanh Xaysomphou, Keith Rickart
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to gather the necessary data to support the design and implementation of a pilot program for women who are unable to deliver in a healthcare facility in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), by using community distribution of misoprostol to prevent postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The study builds on an earlier research that demonstrated both support and need for community-based distribution of misoprostol in Lao PDR. Methods: This qualitative study identified acceptability of misoprostol and healthcare system needs at varying levels to effectively distribute misoprostol to women with limited access to facility-based birthing...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785095/factors-affecting-medication-adherence-in-community-managed-patients-with-hypertension-based-on-the-principal-component-analysis-evidence-from-xinjiang-china
#19
Yuji Zhang, Xiaoju Li, Lu Mao, Mei Zhang, Ke Li, Yinxia Zheng, Wangfei Cui, Hongpo Yin, Yanli He, Mingxia Jing
Purpose: The analysis of factors affecting the nonadherence to antihypertensive medications is important in the control of blood pressure among patients with hypertension. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between factors and medication adherence in Xinjiang community-managed patients with hypertension based on the principal component analysis. Patients and methods: A total of 1,916 community-managed patients with hypertension, selected randomly through a multi-stage sampling, participated in the survey...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785010/genome-wide-analyses-identify-68-new-loci-associated-with-intraocular-pressure-and-improve-risk-prediction-for-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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Anthony P Khawaja, Jessica N Cooke Bailey, Nicholas J Wareham, Robert A Scott, Mark Simcoe, Robert P Igo, Yeunjoo E Song, Robert Wojciechowski, Ching-Yu Cheng, Peng T Khaw, Louis R Pasquale, Jonathan L Haines, Paul J Foster, Janey L Wiggs, Chris J Hammond, Pirro G Hysi
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness globally 1 . Despite its gravity, the disease is frequently undiagnosed in the community 2 . Raised intraocular pressure (IOP) is the most important risk factor for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)3,4 . Here we present a meta-analysis of 139,555 European participants, which identified 112 genomic loci associated with IOP, 68 of which are novel. These loci suggest a strong role for angiopoietin-receptor tyrosine kinase signaling, lipid metabolism, mitochondrial function and developmental processes underlying risk for elevated IOP...
May 21, 2018: Nature Genetics
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