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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724732/integrating-regulatory-surveys-and-citizen-science-to-map-outbreaks-of-forest-diseases-acute-oak-decline-in-england-and-wales
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Nathan Brown, Frank van den Bosch, Stephen Parnell, Sandra Denman
The number of emerging tree diseases has increased rapidly in recent times, with severe environmental and economic consequences. Systematic regulatory surveys to detect and establish the distribution of pests are crucial for successful management efforts, but resource-intensive and costly. Volunteers who identify potential invasive species can form an important early warning network in tree health; however, what these data can tell us and how they can be best used to inform and direct official survey effort is not clear...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724606/sex-and-gender-differences-in-hypertensive-kidney-injury
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Jennifer C Sullivan, Ellen Gillis
Hypertension is a complex, multifaceted disorder, affecting approximately 1 on 3 adults in the United States. Although hypertension occurs in both men and women, there are distinct sex differences in the way in which they develop hypertension, with women having a lower incidence of hypertension until the sixth decade of life. Despite observed sex differences in hypertension, little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of hypertension in females, primarily due to their underrepresentation in both clinical and experimental animal studies...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723939/assessing-health-related-resiliency-in-hiv-latin-women-preliminary-psychometric-findings
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Gladys J Jimenez-Torres, Valerie Wojna, Ernesto Rosario, Rosa Hechevarría, Ada M Alemán-Batista, Miriam Ríos Matos, Alok Madan, Richard L Skolasky, Summer F Acevedo
BACKGROUND: HIV-associated vulnerabilities-especially those linked to psychological issues-and limited mental health-treatment resources have the potential to adversely affect the health statuses of individuals. The concept of resilience has been introduced in the literature to shift the emphasis from vulnerability to protective factors. Resilience, however, is an evolving construct and is measured in various ways, though rarely among underserved, minority populations. Herein, we present the preliminary psychometric properties of a sample of HIV-seropositive Puerto Rican women, measured using a newly developed health-related resilience scale...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723793/prognostic-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
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Jun Yin, Yuan Qin, Yu-Kun Luo, Mei Feng, Jin-Yi Lang
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains controversial. This study was designed to provide a more accurate assessment of the prognostic value, based on a meta-analysis. METHODS: A comprehensive search for relevant studies published before June 2016 was performed using the PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases. The correlations of NLR with overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were evaluated for NPC...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723522/efficacy-and-safety-of-hexanic-lipidosterolic-extract-of-serenoa-repens-permixon-in-the-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-due-to-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Giacomo Novara, Gianluca Giannarini, Antonio Alcaraz, José-M Cózar-Olmo, Aurelien Descazeaud, Francesco Montorsi, Vincenzo Ficarra
CONTEXT: A recent Cochrane Collaboration meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficacy of different extracts of Serenoa repens in relieving lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) concluded that these extracts were no more effective than placebo. However, among all Serenoa repens extracts, Permixon (Pierre Fabre Medicament, Paris, France) has the highest activity and the most accurate standards of drug preparation and extraction...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722036/quantitative-probing-of-subtle-interactions-among-h-bonds-in-alpha-hydroxy-carboxylic-acid-complexes
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Quanli Gu, Peifeng Su, Yong Xia, Zhijun Yang, Carl O Trindle, Joseph L Knee
Hydrogen (H) bonds are of fundamental importance in a wide range of molecular sciences. While the study of two-center H-bonding AH is well advanced, much remains to be learned in a quantitative and definitive manner for complexes with multiple H-bonds. Exemplary cases are in the category of alpha hydroxy carboxylic acids, i.e., the complexes of glycolic acid with water and formic acid. In glycolic acid, an intramolecular H-bond forms between the carboxyl group and the alpha OH group. The alpha OH stretching frequency may be affected upon complexing with water or formic acid...
July 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721214/porocarcinoma-presentation-and-management-a-meta-analysis-of-453-cases
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REVIEW
Abdulwahid M Salih, F H Kakamad, Hiwa O Baba, Rawezh Q Salih, M R Hawbash, Shvan H Mohammed, Snur Othman, Yadgar A Saeed, Imad J Habibullah, Aso S Muhialdeen, Rebaz O Nawroly, Zuhair D Hammood, Nawshirwan H Abdulkarim
BACKGROUND: porocarcinoma is a rare sort of skin cancer developing from sweat glands. Its clinical course and management are not well understood. OBJECTIVES: the current meta-analysis is to address the presentation and management of porocarcinoma. DATA SOURCES: Web of Science, PubMed, MEDLINE on OVID and Google scholar were searched for English-language studies published before December 1, 2016. RESULTS: The review of literature revealed 453 cases...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720347/transgenesis-affects-endogenous-soybean-allergen-levels-less-than-traditional-breeding
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Ryan C Hill, Brandon J Fast, Rod A Herman
The regulatory body that oversees the safety assessment of genetically modified (GM) crops in the European Union, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), uniquely requires that endogenous allergen levels be quantified as part of the compositional characterization of GM versions of crops, such as soybean, that are considered to be major allergenic foods. The value of this requirement for assessing food safety has been challenged for multiple reasons including negligible risk of altering allergen levels compared with traditional non-GM breeding...
July 15, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718349/relationship-between-moral-distress-and-ethical-climate-with-job-satisfaction-in-nurses
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Sharareh Asgari, Vida Shafipour, Zohreh Taraghi, Jamshid Yazdani-Charati
BACKGROUND: Moral distress and ethical climate are important issues in the workplace that appear to affect people's quality of work life. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to determine the relationship of moral distress and ethical climate to job satisfaction in critical care nurses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive-correlation study was conducted on 142 critical care nurses, selected from five social security hospitals in north Iran through census sampling...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718244/depression-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-presenting-to-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-pakistan
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Ahmed Farhan, Amir Raza Ayub, Jamal Zafar
BACKGROUND: Diabetes affects almost every system including mental health. When depression and diabetes coexist, the outcome is even worse. This study was conducted to find the prevalence of comorbid depression in diabetic patients and its association with diabetic control. METHODS: This was a descriptive cross sectional observational study conducted in the department of general medicine of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad from March to September 2014...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715439/knowledge-attitude-and-perceived-stigma-towards-tuberculosis-among-pastoralists-do-they-differ-from-sedentary-communities-a-comparative-cross-sectional-study
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Bezawit Temesgen Sima, Tefera Belachew, Fekadu Abebe
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia is ninth among the world high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries, pastoralists being the most affected population. However, there is no published report whether the behavior related to TB are different between pastoralist and the sedentary communities. Therefore, the main aim of this study is to assess the pastoralist community knowledge, attitude and perceived stigma towards tuberculosis and their health care seeking behavior in comparison to the neighboring sedentary communities and this may help to plan TB control interventions specifically for the pastoralist communities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714478/immobilization-of-single-argon-atoms-in-nano-cages-of-two-dimensional-zeolite-model-systems
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Jian-Qiang Zhong, Mengen Wang, Nusnin Akter, John D Kestell, Alejandro M Boscoboinik, Taejin Kim, Dario J Stacchiola, Deyu Lu, J Anibal Boscoboinik
The confinement of noble gases on nanostructured surfaces, in contrast to bulk materials, at non-cryogenic temperatures represents a formidable challenge. In this work, individual Ar atoms are trapped at 300 K in nano-cages consisting of (alumino)silicate hexagonal prisms forming a two-dimensional array on a planar surface. The trapping of Ar atoms is detected in situ using synchrotron-based ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The atoms remain in the cages upon heating to 400 K. The trapping and release of Ar is studied combining surface science methods and density functional theory calculations...
July 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714187/a-critique-of-utilitarian-and-instrumentalist-concepts-for-the-teaching-of-gross-anatomy-to-medical-and-dental-students-an-opinion-piece
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Bernard J Moxham, Diogo Pais
Medical and dental curricula, together with anatomical sciences courses, are increasingly having to change, mainly because there is a drive to being what is termed, without adequate definition, 'clinically relevant'. The concept of 'clinical anatomy' has accordingly been invented and it is expected that, at all times, the teaching of anatomy is directly focussed on clinical scenarios, meaning almost invariably the 'disease-based model of medicine and dentistry'. Furthermore, students are not expected to have a detailed knowledge of gross anatomy and the time devoted to teaching and learning the subject has decreased significantly...
July 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713525/orthopedic-in-training-examination-question-metrics-and-resident-test-performance
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John Mason DePasse, Jack Haglin, Adam E M Eltorai, Mary K Mulcahey, Craig P Eberson, Alan H Daniels
First administered in November 1963, the orthopedic in-training examination (OITE) is now distributed to more than 4000 residents in over 20 countries and has become important for evaluation of resident fund of knowledge. Several studies have assessed the effect of didactic programs on resident performance, but only recently has it become possible to assess detailed testtaking metrics such as time spent per question. Here, we report the first assessment of resident OITE performance utilizing this full electronic dataset from two large academic institutions...
June 23, 2017: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713517/developing-the-concept-of-caring-in-nursing-education
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Maryam Salehian, Abbas Heydari, Hossein Karimi Moonaghi, Nahid Aghebati
BACKGROUND: Caring is a value-based concept in the nursing field and in education. Exact understanding of caring in education and developing this concept in nursing will result in the evolution of the position of nursing science and profession. AIM: The aim of this study was to attempt to develop the concept of caring in nursing education. METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted in 2016 using directed content analysis. Participants were thirteen subjects (6 instructors and 7 senior and junior nursing students) who were selected using purposeful sampling method...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713505/risk-factors-associated-with-musculoskeletal-disorders-of-the-neck-and-shoulder-in-the-personnel-of-kerman-university-of-medical-sciences
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Farzan Madadizadeh, Leila Vali, Sima Rafiei, Zahra Akbarnejad
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of the neck and shoulder are the most common and most influential factors causing disorder in the performance and absenteeism of work in administrative personnel. AIM: To identify risk factors which affect musculoskeletal disorders of neck and shoulder areas in headquarters staff of Kerman University of Medical Sciences. METHODS: The present cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 on 282 headquarters personnel of Kerman University of Medical Sciences (Kerman, Iran)...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712062/genome-editing-and-genetic-engineering-in-livestock-for-advancing-agricultural-and-biomedical-applications
#17
Bhanu P Telugu, Ki-Eun Park, Chi-Hun Park
Genetic modification of livestock has a longstanding and successful history, starting with domestication several thousand years ago. Modern animal breeding strategies predominantly based on marker-assisted and genomic selection, artificial insemination, and embryo transfer have led to significant improvement in the performance of domestic animals, and are the basis for regular supply of high quality animal derived food. However, the current strategy of breeding animals over multiple generations to introduce novel traits is not realistic in responding to the unprecedented challenges such as changing climate, pandemic diseases, and feeding an anticipated 3 billion increase in global population in the next three decades...
July 15, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711686/hydrogel-elasticity-and-microarchitecture-regulate-dental-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-host-immune-system-cross-talk
#18
Sahar Ansari, Chider Chen, Mohammad Mahdi Hasani-Sarabadi, Bo Yu, Homayoun H Zadeh, Benjamin M Wu, Alireza Moshaverinia
The host immune system (T-lymphocytes and their pro-inflammatory cytokines) has been shown to compromise bone regeneration ability of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). We have recently shown that hydrogel, used as an encapsulating biomaterial affects the cross-talk among host immune cells and MSCs. However, the role of hydrogel elasticity and porosity in regulation of cross-talk between dental-derived MSCs and immune cells is unclear. In this study, we demonstrate that the modulus of elasticity and porosity of the scaffold influence T-lymphocyte-dental MSC interplay by regulating the penetration of inflammatory T cells and their cytokines...
July 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709788/making-sense-of-metal-allergy-and-hypersensitivity-to-metallic-implants-in-relation-to-hand-surgery
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REVIEW
Thomas J Christensen, Shefali A Samant, Alexander Y Shin
All metals implanted into a biological system undergo some degree of corrosion depending upon its composition. The electrochemical process of corrosion produces free metal ions, which may activate the host's immune system through a variety of mechanisms. Whereas dermal metal hypersensitivity is common, affecting 10% to 15% of the population, the immune reaction from implanted metals is much less common (< 0.1%), but has been associated with metal allergy and hypersensitivity producing a multitude of patient symptoms...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707640/what-do-faculty-feel-about-teaching-in-this-school-assessment-of-medical-education-environment-by-teachers
#20
Syed Ilyas Shehnaz, Mohamed Arifulla, Jayadevan Sreedharan, Kadayam Guruswami Gomathi
BACKGROUND: Faculty members are major stakeholders in curriculum delivery, and positive student learning outcomes can only be expected in an educational environment (EE) conducive to learning. EE experienced by teachers includes all conditions affecting teaching and learning activities. As the EE of teachers indirectly influences the EE of students, assessment of teachers' perceptions of EE can highlight issues affecting student learning. These perceptions can also serve as a valuable tool for identifying faculty development needs...
January 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
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