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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149849/biobanking-in-israel-2016-17-expressed-perceptions-versus-real-life-enrollment
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Gideon Koren, Daniella Beller, Daphna Laifenfeld, Iris Grossman, Varda Shalev
BACKGROUND: As part of the preparations to establish a population-based biobank in a large Israeli health organization, we aimed to investigate through focus groups the knowledge, perceptions and attitudes of insured Israelis, toward biobanking, and then, after input from focus groups' participants, to empirically assess the impact of a revised recruitment process on recruitment rates. METHODS: 1) Six Focus group discussions were conducted (n = 10 per group) with individuals who had routine blood laboratory tests taken in the last 2 years...
November 17, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148914/marginal-gap-formation-in-approximal-bulk-fill-resin-composite-restorations-after-artificial-ageing
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A Peutzfeldt, S Mühlebach, A Lussi, S Flury
The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate the marginal gap formation of a packable "regular" resin composite (Filtek Supreme XTE [3M ESPE]) and two flowable "bulk fill" resin composites (Filtek Bulk Fill [3M ESPE] and SDR [DENTSPLY DeTrey]) along the approximal margins of Class II restorations. In each of 39 extracted human molars (n=13 per resin composite), mesial and distal Class II cavities were prepared, placing the gingival margins below the cemento-enamel junction. The cavities were restored with the adhesive system OptiBond FL (Kerr) and one of the three resin composites...
November 17, 2017: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147058/volunteer-provision-of-long-term-care-for-older-people-in-thailand-and-costa-rica
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Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Anne Margriet Pot, Siriphan Sasat, Fernando Morales-Martinez
Problem: Demand for long-term care services for older people is increasing rapidly in low- and middle-income countries. Countries need to establish national long-term care systems that are sustainable and equitable. Approach: The Governments of Costa Rica and Thailand have implemented broadly comparable interventions to deploy volunteers in long-term home care. Both countries trained older volunteers from local communities to make home visits to impoverished and vulnerable older people and to facilitate access to health services and other social services...
November 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145698/illicit-drug-use-illicit-drug-use-disorders-and-drug-overdose-deaths-in-metropolitan-and-nonmetropolitan-areas-united-states
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EDITORIAL
Karin A Mack, Christopher M Jones, Michael F Ballesteros
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Drug overdoses are a leading cause of injury death in the United States, resulting in approximately 52,000 deaths in 2015. Understanding differences in illicit drug use, illicit drug use disorders, and overall drug overdose deaths in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas is important for informing public health programs, interventions, and policies. REPORTING PERIOD: Illicit drug use and drug use disorders during 2003-2014, and drug overdose deaths during 1999-2015...
December 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145488/pseudoalteromonas-piratica-strain-ocn003-is-a-coral-pathogen-that-causes-a-switch-from-chronic-to-acute-montipora-white-syndrome-in-montipora-capitata
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Silvia Beurmann, Blake Ushijima, Patrick Videau, Christina Marie Svoboda, Ashley Marie Smith, Orion Silverstar Rivers, Greta Smith Aeby, Sean Michael Callahan
Reports of mass coral mortality from disease have increased over the last two decades. Montipora white syndrome (MWS) is a tissue loss disease that has negatively impacted populations of the coral Montipora capitata in Kāne'ohe Bay, Hawai'i. Two types of MWS have been documented; a progressive disease termed chronic MWS (cMWS), that can be caused by Vibrio owensii strain OCN002, and a comparatively faster disease termed acute MWS (aMWS), that can be caused by Vibrio coralliilyticus strain OCN008. M. capitata colonies exhibiting cMWS can spontaneously switch to aMWS in the field...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145189/rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
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Claudio L Bassetti, Panagiotis Bargiotas
Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a brain disorder, characterized by the dream enactment during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep due to a lack of physiologic muscle atonia and increased muscle twitching. Schenk was the first to describe this disorder in 1986; however, few authors reported in the 1970-1980s loss of physiological muscle atonia combined with dream enactment in the course of brainstem disorders and as a consequence of alcoholism and antidepressant treatment. RBD affects less than 1% of the adult population, but can be found in up to 25-50% of neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's disease, multisystem atrophy, and dementia with Lewy body...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144110/effect-of-stabilization-exercise-on-back-pain-disability-and-quality-of-life-in-adult-with-scoliosis-a-systematic-review
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Malik H Alanazi, Eric C Parent, Elizabeth Dennett
INTRODUCTION: Adult Scoliosis (AS) is the most common spine deformity in adults. Back pain is the main symptom leading patients to seek medical consultation. Stabilization exercise has been shown effective for reducing back pain. No literature review has examined the effects of such exercises in adults with scoliosis. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the effects of stabilization exercises on back pain, disability and quality of life in adults with scoliosis...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143993/how-to-measure-size-of-tubal-ectopic-pregnancy-on-ultrasound-scan
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K Rajah, V Goodhart, K P Zamora, T Amin, E Jauniaux, D Jurkovic
OBJECTIVE: To identify the preoperative ultrasound measurements for assessing the size of tubal ectopic pregnancy which correlate best with the findings at surgery. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of all women with a conclusive transvaginal ultrasound diagnosis of tubal ectopic pregnancy over a 10-month period. In each case, we measured the total size of the ectopic pregnancy by placing the calipers on the outer edges of the visible trophoblastic tissue...
November 16, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143465/migratory-birds-in-southern-brazil-are-a-source-of-multiple-avian-influenza-virus-subtypes
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Jansen de Araujo, Maria Virgínia Petry, Thomas Fabrizio, David Walker, Tatiana Ometto, Luciano M Thomazelli, Angelo L Scherer, Patricia P Serafini, Isaac S Neto, Scott Krauss, Robert G Webster, Richard J Webby, Edison L Durigon
BACKGROUND: There is insufficient knowledge about the relation of avian influenza virus (AIV) to migratory birds in South America. Accordingly, we studied samples obtained over a 4-year period (2009-2012) from wild birds at a major wintering site in Southern Brazil. METHODS: We obtained 1212 oropharyngeal/cloacal samples from wild birds at Lagoa do Peixe National Park and screened them for influenza A virus by RT-PCR amplification of the matrix gene. Virus isolates were subjected to genomic sequencing and antigenic characterization...
November 15, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
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/29139538/limitations-of-the-pax7-creer-t2-transgene-for-driving-deletion-of-nf1-in-adult-mouse-muscle
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Matthew A Summers, Kathy Mikulec, Lauren Peacock, David G Little, Aaron Schindeler
Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that results in a variety of characteristic manifestations. Prior studies have shown reduced muscle size and global skeletal muscle weakness in children with NF1. This associated weakness can lead to significant challenges impacting on quality of life. Pre-clinical studies using a muscle-specific NF1 knockout mouse have linked this weakness to an underlying primary metabolic deficiency in the muscle. However, the neonatal lethality of this strain prevents analysis of the role of NF1 in adult muscle...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138656/-hyperthyroidism-in-children-at-the-university-hospital-in-dakar-senegal
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Djibril Boiro, Demba Diédhiou, Babacar Niang, Djiby Sow, Mandiaye Mbodj, Anna Sarr, Aliou Abdoulaye Ndongo, Aliou Thiongane, Modou Guèye, Lamine Thiam, Ndiogou Seck, Yaay Joor Dieng, Abou Ba, Idrissa Demba Ba, Ibrahima Mané Diallo, Ousmane Ndiaye, Said Nourou Diop
Introduction: Hyperthyroidism in children is rare and constitutes a problem because of its psychosomatic impact. This study aimed to present an overview of the state of knowledge on these aspects in children from Dakar. Methods: We conducted a multicenter, descriptive study over a period of 15 years. We evaluated the epidemiological, clinical and etiologic aspects of hyperthyroidism in children. Results: 239 patients were included in the study with a prevalence of 2...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138194/the-costs-of-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-and-related-signs-and-symptoms-in-infants-a-systematic-literature-review-and-cost-calculation-for-england
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James Mahon, Carlos Lifschitz, Thomas Ludwig, Nikhil Thapar, Julie Glanville, Mohamad Miqdady, Miguel Saps, Seng Hock Quak, Irene Lenoir Wijnkoop, Mary Edwards, Hannah Wood, Hania Szajewska
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the cost of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and related signs and symptoms in infants to the third party payer and to parents. STUDY DESIGN: To estimate the cost of illness (COI) of infant FGIDs, a two-stage process was applied: a systematic literature review and a COI calculation. As no pertinent papers were found in the systematic literature review, a 'de novo' analysis was performed. For the latter, the potential costs for the third party payer (the National Health Service (NHS) in England) and for parents/carers for the treatment of FGIDs in infants were calculated, by using publicly available data...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137728/a-computational-model-for-false-lumen-thrombosis-in-type-b-aortic-dissection-following-thoracic-endovascular-repair
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Claudia Menichini, Zhuo Cheng, Richard G J Gibbs, Xiao Yun Xu
Thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR) has recently been established as the preferred treatment option for complicated type B dissection. This procedure involves covering the primary entry tear to stimulate aortic remodelling and promote false lumen thrombosis thereby restoring true lumen flow. However, complications associated with incomplete false lumen thrombosis, such as aortic dilatation and stent graft induced new entry tears, can arise after TEVAR. This study presents the application and validation of a recently developed mathematical model for patient-specific prediction of thrombus formation and growth under physiologically realistic flow conditions...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137049/garcin-syndrome-caused-by-parotid-gland-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Nian-Ge Xia, Yan-Yan Chen, Xin-Shi Wang, Hui-Qin Xu, Rong-Yuan Zheng
RATIONALE: Garcin syndrome is characterized by the gradual involvement, and ultimately, unilateral paralysis of at least 7 and sometimes all cranial nerves, without intracranial hypertension or any long tract signs. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 59-year-old woman who presented with Garcin syndrome, which gradually progressed over a period of 2 years. DIAGNOSIS: A left parotid gland biopsy revealed parotid gland adenoid cystic carcinoma (PGACC) with perineural invasion of a peripheral nerve bundle and lymph node metastasis...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135938/effects-of-a-lutein-and-zeaxanthin-intervention-on-cognitive-function-a-randomized-double-masked-placebo-controlled-trial-of-younger-healthy-adults
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Lisa M Renzi-Hammond, Emily R Bovier, Laura M Fletcher, L Stephen Miller, Catherine M Mewborn, Cutter A Lindbergh, Jeffrey H Baxter, Billy R Hammond
Background: Past studies have suggested that higher lutein (L) and zeaxanthin (Z) levels in serum and in the central nervous system (as quantified by measuring macular pigment optical density, MPOD) are related to improved cognitive function in older adults. Very few studies have addressed the issue of xanthophylls and cognitive function in younger adults, and no controlled trials have been conducted to date to determine whether or not supplementation with L + Z can change cognitive function in this population...
November 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134081/identification-of-the-beagle-2-lander-on-mars
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J C Bridges, J Clemmet, M Croon, M R Sims, D Pullan, J-P Muller, Y Tao, S Xiong, A R Putri, T Parker, S M R Turner, J M Pillinger
The 2003 Beagle 2 Mars lander has been identified in Isidis Planitia at 90.43° E, 11.53° N, close to the predicted target of 90.50° E, 11.53° N. Beagle 2 was an exobiology lander designed to look for isotopic and compositional signs of life on Mars, as part of the European Space Agency Mars Express (MEX) mission. The 2004 recalculation of the original landing ellipse from a 3-sigma major axis from 174 km to 57 km, and the acquisition of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) imagery at 30 cm per pixel across the target region, led to the initial identification of the lander in 2014...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133662/a-tiny-tick-can-cause-a-big-health-problem
#18
Manuel John, M Raman, Keith Ryan
Ticks are tiny crawling bugs in the spider family that feed by sucking blood from animals. They are second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human disease, both infectious and toxic. Infected ticks spread over a hundred diseases, some of which are fatal if undetected. They spread the spirochete (which multiplies in the insect's gut) with a subsequent bite to the next host. We describe the only reported cases of peri ocular tick bite from India that presented to us within a span of 3 days and its management. Due suspicion and magnification of the lesions revealed the ticks which otherwise masqueraded as small skin tags/moles on gross examination...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133282/effectiveness-of-a-web-2-0-intervention-to-increase-physical-activity-in-real-world-settings-randomized-ecological-trial
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Corneel Vandelanotte, Gregory S Kolt, Cristina M Caperchione, Trevor N Savage, Richard R Rosenkranz, Anthony J Maeder, Anetta Van Itallie, Rhys Tague, Christopher Oldmeadow, W Kerry Mummery, Mitch J Duncan
BACKGROUND: The translation of Web-based physical activity intervention research into the real world is lacking and becoming increasingly important. OBJECTIVE: To compare usage and effectiveness, in real-world settings, of a traditional Web 1.0 Web-based physical activity intervention, providing limited interactivity, to a Web 2.0 Web-based physical activity intervention that includes interactive features, such as social networking (ie, status updates, online "friends," and personalized profile pages), blogs, and Google Maps mash-ups...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132626/early-hospital-mortality-prediction-of-intensive-care-unit-patients-using-an-ensemble-learning-approach
#20
Aya Awad, Mohamed Bader-El-Den, James McNicholas, Jim Briggs
BACKGROUND: Mortality prediction of hospitalized patients is an important problem. Over the past few decades, several severity scoring systems and machine learning mortality prediction models have been developed for predicting hospital mortality. By contrast, early mortality prediction for intensive care unit patients remains an open challenge. Most research has focused on severity of illness scoring systems or data mining (DM) models designed for risk estimation at least 24 or 48h after ICU admission...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
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