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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906192/thematic-analysis-of-barriers-and-facilitators-to-implementation-of-neonatal-resuscitation-guideline-changes
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H C Lee, V Arora, T Brown, A Lyndon
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate experiences regarding implementation of Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) guideline changes in the context of a collaborative quality improvement (QI) project. STUDY DESIGN: Focus groups were conducted with local QI leaders and providers from nine sites that participated in a QI collaborative. Thematic analysis identified facilitators and barriers to implementation of NRP guideline changes and QI in general. RESULTS: Facilitators for QI included comparative process measurement and data tracking...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904947/a-methodology-to-evaluate-ecological-resources-and-risk-using-two-case-studies-at-the-department-of-energy-s-hanford-site
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Joanna Burger, Michael Gochfeld, Amoret Bunn, Janelle Downs, Christian Jeitner, Taryn Pittfield, Jennifer Salisbury, David Kosson
An assessment of the potential risks to ecological resources from remediation activities or other perturbations should involve a quantitative evaluation of resources on the remediation site and in the surrounding environment. We developed a risk methodology to rapidly evaluate potential impact on ecological resources for the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site in southcentral Washington State. We describe the application of the risk evaluation for two case studies to illustrate its applicability. The ecological assessment involves examining previous sources of information for the site, defining different resource levels from 0 to 5...
November 30, 2016: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898328/fate-of-new-three-anti-influenza-drugs-and-one-prodrug-in-the-water-environment
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Takashi Azuma, Mao Ishida, Kanae Hisamatsu, Ayami Yunoki, Kana Otomo, Mari Kunitou, Mai Shimizu, Kaori Hosomaru, Shiori Mikata, Yoshiki Mino
We evaluated the environmental fate of new three anti-influenza drugs, favipiravir (FAV), peramivir (PER), and laninamivir (LAN), and an active prodrug of LAN, laninamivir octanoate (LANO), in comparison with four conventional drugs, oseltamivir (OS), oseltamivir carboxylate (OC), amantadine (AMN), and zanamivir (ZAN) by photodegradation, biodegradation, and sorption to river sediments. In addition, we conducted 9-month survey of urban rivers in the Yodo River basin from 2015 to 2016 (including the influenza season) to investigate the current status of occurrence of these drugs in the river environment...
November 26, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895267/prototype-positive-control-wells-for-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-tests-prospective-evaluation-of-implementation-among-health-workers-in-lao-people-s-democratic-republic-and-uganda
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David Bell, John Baptist Bwanika, Jane Cunningham, Michelle Gatton, Iveth J González, Heidi Hopkins, Simon Peter S Kibira, Daniel J Kyabayinze, Mayfong Mayxay, Bbaale Ndawula, Paul N Newton, Koukeo Phommasone, Elizabeth Streat, René Umlauf
Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are widely used for malaria diagnosis, but lack of quality control at point of care restricts trust in test results. Prototype positive control wells (PCW) containing recombinant malaria antigens have been developed to identify poor-quality RDT lots. This study assessed community and facility health workers' (HW) ability to use PCWs to detect degraded RDTs, the impact of PCW availability on RDT use and prescribing, and preferred strategies for implementation in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos) and Uganda...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894283/small-lung-lesions-invisible-under-fluoroscopy-are-located-accurately-by-three-dimensional-localization-technique-on-chest-wall-surface-and-performed-bronchoscopy-procedures-to-increase-diagnostic-yields
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Chaosheng Deng, Xiaoming Cao, Dawen Wu, Haibo Ding, Ruixiong You, Qunlin Chen, Linying Chen, Xin Zhang, Qiaoxian Zhang, Yongquan Wu
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, small peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) are frequently detected and the prognosis of lung cancer depends on the early diagnosis. Because of the high fee and requiring specialized training, many advanced techniques are not available in many developing countries and rural districts. METHODS: Three sets of opaque soft copper wires visible under the fluoroscopy (Flu) in the Flu-flexible bronchoscopy (FB) group (n = 24), which determined the three planes of the lesion, were respectively placed firmly on the surface of the chest wall with adhesive tape on the chest wall...
November 29, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893559/personalized-reconstruction-of-traumatic-orbital-defects-based-on-precise-three-dimensional-orientation-and-measurements-of-the-globe
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Li Huang, Lisong Lin, Zhihong Wang, Bin Shi, Xiaofeng Zhu, Yu Qiu, Yue Huang, Xueyuan Yu, Yunyang Liao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to precisely assess the severity of traumatic orbital defects and techniques for personalized orbital reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in 97 patients with traumatic orbital defects who were treated in our hospital between July 2003 and June 2012. Pre- and postoperative spiral computed tomography scans were performed in all patients. A spatial orientation technique was used to measure the three-dimensional position of the globe and calculate the changes in the orbital volume...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882677/utility-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-diagnosing-non-specific-inflammatory-intrathorcacic-lymphadenitis
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Huizhen Yang, Shenglan Wang, Jiajun Teng, Baohui Han, Jiayuan Sun
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has emerged as a minimally invasive technique for diagnosing intrathoracic malignancies and some benignancies; however, there are no data available on the utility of EBUS-TBNA for the diagnosis of non-specific inflammatory intrathoracic lymphadenitis. METHODS: A prospective analysis was performed from 104 patients with enlarged lymphadenopathy suspected of non-specific lymphadenitis referred for EBUS-TBNA between October 2009 and March 2012...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871797/direct-pcr-a-rapid-method-for-multiplexed-detection-of-different-serotypes-of-salmonella-in-enriched-pork-meat-samples
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Wai Hoe Chin, Yi Sun, Jonas Høgberg, Than Linh Quyen, Pia Engelsmann, Anders Wolff, Dang Duong Bang
Salmonellosis, an infectious disease caused by Salmonella spp., is one of the most common foodborne diseases. Isolation and identification of Salmonella by conventional bacterial culture method is time consuming. In response to the demand for rapid on line or at site detection of pathogens, in this study, we developed a multiplex Direct PCR method for rapid detection of different Salmonella serotypes directly from pork meat samples without any DNA purification steps. An inhibitor-resistant Phusion Pfu DNA polymerase was used to overcome PCR inhibition...
November 18, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871183/hiv-patient-and-provider-feedback-on-a-telehealth-collaborative-care-for-depression-intervention
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Karen L Drummond, Jacob T Painter, Geoffrey M Curran, Regina Stanley, Allen L Gifford, Maria Rodriguez-Barradas, David Rimland, Thomas P Monson, Jeffrey M Pyne
In the HIV Translating Initiatives for Depression into Effective Solutions project, we conducted a randomized controlled effectiveness and implementation trial comparing depression collaborative care with enhanced usual care in Veterans Health Administration HIV clinics in the US. An offsite HIV depression care team including a psychiatrist, a depression care manager (DCM), and a clinical pharmacist provided collaborative care using a stepped-care model of treatment and made recommendations to providers through the electronic health record system...
November 22, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864860/evaluation-of-a-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay-based-on-hrpz-gene-for-rapid-detection-and-identification-of-pseudomonas-syringae-pv-lachrymans-in-cucumber-leaves
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Xiang-Long Meng, Xue-Wen Xie, Yan-Xia Shi, A-Li Chai, Zhan-Hong Ma, Bao-Ju Li
AIMS: Cucumber angular leaf spot caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans (Psl) is an important and destructive disease worldwide, and no effective technique has been developed for the control of the pathogen. Detection of infection or latent in cucumber plants is critical to evaluate disease progress and strengthening management to avoid a serious epidemic in the fields. In this paper, we developed a rapid and sensitive method for detection of Psl using a isothermal method known as loop-mediated amplification (LAMP)...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863098/-%C3%A2-that-which-we-call-a-rose%C3%A2-a-critical-analysis-of-rapid-on-site-evaluation
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Maureen F Zakowski
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November 11, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858464/the-use-of-social-networking-sites-snss-in-health-communication-campaigns-review-and-recommendations
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Jingyuan Shi, Thanomwong Poorisat, Charles T Salmon
The past decade has witnessed a rapid increase in the use of Social Networking Sites (SNSs) in health communication campaigns seeking to achieve an ambitious range of health-related impacts. This article provides a review of 40 studies and research protocols, with a focus on two key factors that differentiate SNSs from more traditional health communication approaches of the past. The first is the potential dualism between message sender and receiver, in which receivers become receiver-sources who forward and amplify the content and reach of health messages...
November 18, 2016: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858321/development-of-a-bacterial-based-negative-selection-system-for-rapid-screening-of-active-single-guide-rnas
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Yu Nie, Peiqing Cong, Xiaofeng Liu, Min Wang, Yaosheng Chen, Zuyong He
OBJECTIVES: To develop an in vitro method for rapid evaluation of the capability of a designed single guide RNAs (sgRNAs) to guide Cas9 nucleases to cleave target loci in mammalian cells. RESULTS: We constructed a Cas9/sgRNA plasmid with two SP6 promoters to simultaneously express Cas9 nuclease and the sgRNA and a negative selection plasmid harbouring a target site of the sgRNA. After co-transforming chemically competent E. coli DH5α cells with the two plasmids, the transformants were plated at a low density on two LB plates: one containing only ampicillin and the other containing both ampicillin and chloramphenicol...
November 17, 2016: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855236/vandetanib-induces-a-marked-anti-tumor-effect-and-amelioration-of-ectopic-cushing-s-syndrome-in-a-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-patient
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Hashem Bseiso, Naama Lev-Cohain, David J Gross, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg
: A 55-year-old woman diagnosed with sporadic MTC underwent total thyroidectomy 20 years ago. After the first surgery, elevated calcitonin levels in parallel with local disease persistence were noted and therefore she underwent repeated neck dissections. During follow-up, multiple foci of metastatic disease were noted in the neck and mediastinal lymph nodes, lungs and bones; however, the disease had an indolent course for a number of years, in parallel with a calcitonin doubling time of more than two years and without significant symptoms...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854237/catalytic-oxidation-of-no-over-mnox-ceo%C3%A2-and-mnox-tio%C3%A2-catalysts
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Xiaolan Zeng, Xiaoyue Huo, Tianle Zhu, Xiaowei Hong, Ye Sun
A series of MnOx-CeO₂ and MnOx-TiO₂ catalysts were prepared by a homogeneous precipitation method and their catalytic activities for the NO oxidation in the absence or presence of SO₂ were evaluated. Results show that the optimal molar ratio of Mn/Ce and Mn/Ti are 0.7 and 0.5, respectively. The MnOx-CeO₂ catalyst exhibits higher catalytic activity and better resistance to SO₂ poisoning than the MnOx-TiO₂ catalyst. On the basis of Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning transmission electron microscope with mapping (STEM-mapping) analyses, it is seen that the MnOx-CeO₂ catalyst possesses higher BET surface area and better dispersion of MnOx over the catalyst than MnOx-TiO₂ catalyst...
November 14, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846856/ethno-medicinal-survey-of-important-plants-practiced-by-indigenous-community-at-ladha-subdivision-south-waziristan-agency-pakistan
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Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Adnan, Amir Hasan Khan, Atiq Ur Rehman, Rahmatullah Jan, Jafar Khan
BACKGROUND: Medicinal flora plays a vital role in treating various types of ailments in living beings. The present study was planned to investigate and document systematically the indigenous knowledge in a scientifically little explored area of Ladha sub-division, South Waziristan agency, Pakistan. Hence, this study would contribute positively to the field of ethnopharmacology. METHODS: Prior to ethnomedicinal data collection, regular field visits were conducted during the month of May and June 2015 to locate the sites and respondents from where the traditional knowledge was to be recorded...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833073/easily-detectable-cytomorphological-features-to-evaluate-during-rose-for-rapid-lung-cancer-diagnosis-from-cytology-to-histology
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Sara Ravaioli, Sara Bravaccini, Maria Maddalena Tumedei, Flavio Pironi, Piero Candoli, Maurizio Puccetti
In lung cancer patients, the only available diagnostic material often comes from biopsy or from cytological samples obtained by fine needle aspiration (FNA). There is a lack of easily detectable cytomorphological features for rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) to orient lung cancer diagnosis towards a specific tumor histotype. We studied the cytological features evaluated on site to define tumor histotype and to establish the number of specimens to be taken. Cytological specimens from 273 consecutive patients were analyzed with ROSE: bronchoscopy with transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) had been performed in 72 patients and with endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-TBNA in 201...
November 8, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832364/relationship-between-preoperative-serum-rapid-turnover-proteins-and-early-stage-surgical-wound-infection-after-spine-surgery
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Daisuke Kudo, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Michio Hongo, Yuji Kasukawa, Yoshinori Ishikawa, Takashi Mizutani, Yoichi Shimada
PURPOSE: Malnutrition is one of the important risk factors for postoperative complications. Transferrin, prealbumin, and retinol-binding protein, so-called rapid turnover proteins (RTPs), may be the better indicators for early detection of nutritional deficits. However, few studies have described the impact of serum RTP levels on postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) in spine surgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between preoperative serum RTPs and postoperative SSI...
November 10, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828974/smartphone-based-distributed-data-collection-enables-rapid-assessment-of-shorebird-habitat-suitability
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E Robert Thieler, Sara L Zeigler, Luke A Winslow, Megan K Hines, Jordan S Read, Jordan I Walker
Understanding and managing dynamic coastal landscapes for beach-dependent species requires biological and geological data across the range of relevant environments and habitats. It is difficult to acquire such information; data often have limited focus due to resource constraints, are collected by non-specialists, or lack observational uniformity. We developed an open-source smartphone application called iPlover that addresses these difficulties in collecting biogeomorphic information at piping plover (Charadrius melodus) nest sites on coastal beaches...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825350/development-and-validation-of-a-rapid-assessment-tool-for-malaria-prevention
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Judith Nekesa Mangeni, Diana Menya, Andrew Obala, Alyssa Platt, Wendy Prudhomme O'Meara
BACKGROUND: Insecticide-treated bed nets (ITN) have been shown to be efficacious in reducing malaria morbidity and mortality in many regions. Unfortunately in some areas, malaria has persisted despite the scale up of ITNs. Recent reports indicate that human behaviour and mosquito behaviour are potential threats to the efficacy of ITNs. However, these concerns are likely highly heterogeneous even at very small scales. This study aimed at developing, testing and validating a rapid assessment tool to collect actionable information at local levels for a quick evaluation of potential barriers to malaria prevention...
November 8, 2016: Malaria Journal
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