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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748430/inicu-integrated-neonatal-care-unit-capturing-neonatal-journey-in-an-intelligent-data-way
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Harpreet Singh, Gautam Yadav, Raghuram Mallaiah, Preetha Joshi, Vinay Joshi, Ravneet Kaur, Suneyna Bansal, Samir K Brahmachari
Neonatal period represents first 28 days of life, which is the most vulnerable time for a child's survival especially for the preterm babies. High neonatal mortality is a prominent and persistent problem across the globe. Non-availability of trained staff and infrastructure are the major recognized hurdles in the quality care of these neonates. Hourly progress growth charts and reports are still maintained manually by nurses along with continuous calculation of drug dosage and nutrition as per the changing weight of the baby...
August 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746162/lung-cancer-and-annual-mean-exposure-to-outdoor-air-pollution-in-crete-greece
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Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Christos Lionis, Filippos Koinis, Vassilis Georgoulias, Nikos Tzanakis
The increasing burden of lung cancer (LC) in Crete, Greece, has raised certain concerns about the potential association of environmental risk factors with LC. The aim of this study was to assess outdoor air pollution (OAP) and the risk for LC mortality for the first time in Crete using LC primary data. 5057 LC cases (diagnosed from 1992 to 2013) were obtained from the Cancer Registry of Crete (http://www.crc.uoc.gr) and followed up until 2014. The age-standardized incidence and mortality rates (ASIR) were calculated...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744870/fast-dose-optimization-for-rotating-shield-brachytherapy
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Myung Cho, Xiaodong Wu, Hossein Dadkhah, Jirong Yi, Ryan T Flynn, Yusung Kim, Weiyu Xu
PURPOSE: To provide a fast computational method, based on the proximal graph solver (POGS) - a convex optimization solver using the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM), for calculating an optimal treatment plan in rotating shield brachytherapy (RSBT). RSBT treatment planning has more degrees of freedom than conventional high-dose-rate brachytherapy due to the addition of emission direction, and this necessitates a fast optimization technique to enable clinical usage. METHODS: The multi-helix RSBT (H-RSBT) delivery technique(1) was investigated for five representative cervical cancer patients...
July 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740869/comparing-sequencing-assays-and-human-machine-analyses-in-actionable-genomics-for-glioblastoma
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Kazimierz O Wrzeszczynski, Mayu O Frank, Takahiko Koyama, Kahn Rhrissorrakrai, Nicolas Robine, Filippo Utro, Anne-Katrin Emde, Bo-Juen Chen, Kanika Arora, Minita Shah, Vladimir Vacic, Raquel Norel, Erhan Bilal, Ewa A Bergmann, Julia L Moore Vogel, Jeffrey N Bruce, Andrew B Lassman, Peter Canoll, Christian Grommes, Steve Harvey, Laxmi Parida, Vanessa V Michelini, Michael C Zody, Vaidehi Jobanputra, Ajay K Royyuru, Robert B Darnell
OBJECTIVE: To analyze a glioblastoma tumor specimen with 3 different platforms and compare potentially actionable calls from each. METHODS: Tumor DNA was analyzed by a commercial targeted panel. In addition, tumor-normal DNA was analyzed by whole-genome sequencing (WGS) and tumor RNA was analyzed by RNA sequencing (RNA-seq). The WGS and RNA-seq data were analyzed by a team of bioinformaticians and cancer oncologists, and separately by IBM Watson Genomic Analytics (WGA), an automated system for prioritizing somatic variants and identifying drugs...
August 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736121/potential-of-circulatory-procalcitonin-as-a-biomarker-reflecting-inflammation-among-south-indian-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Dhamodharan Umapathy, Sireesh Dornadula, Arvind Rajagopalan, Narayana Murthy, Vairamani Mariappanadar, Rajesh Kesavan, Ramkumar Kunka Mohanram
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU), the major complication associated with diabetes mellitus, has been shown to precede amputation in up to 90% of cases. Recent data reveal that procalcitonin (PCT) is a valid marker for the diagnosis of bacterial infections compared with traditional markers like white blood cell count, C-reactive protein levels, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in DFU patients. Furthermore, cytokines are proposed to act as modulators and mediators for the expression and release of PCT into the circulation...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732224/three-dimensional-changes-in-the-upper-airway-of-skeletal-class-iii-patients-after-different-orthognathic-surgical-procedures
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Yuxue Yang, Kai Yang, Ying Zhao
PURPOSE: We hypothesized that 3-dimensional changes in the upper airway of patients with skeletal Class III malocclusion are different after mandibular setback and maxillary advancement (MSMA) compared with mandibular setback (MS) and that upper airway changes and the amount of jaw movement are correlated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Skeletal Class III patients who underwent MS surgery or MSMA surgery were included in this retrospective cohort study. Cone beam computed tomography scans were acquired before and 3 months after surgery...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729795/cone-beam-computed-tomographic-evaluation-of-styloid-process-a-retrospective-study-of-1000-patients
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Merve Donmez, Ozlem Okumus, Filiz Namdar Pekiner
OBJECTIVE: The styloid process (SP) is a bony projection, located just anterior to the stylomastoid foramen, the normal length of which is approximately 20-30 mm. The length of SP when exceeds 30 mm it is said to "elongated." The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the prevalence of elongated SP (ESP) by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) examination in Turkish subpopulation and its relation to gender and age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study analyzed CBCT of 1000 patients who were randomly selected to participate and were aged from 14 to 78 years...
April 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721329/effect-of-different-crown-materials-on-the-interleukin-one-beta-content-of-gingival-crevicular-fluid-in-endodontically-treated-molars-an-original-research
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Prathibha Saravanakumar, Padmanabhan Thallam Veeravalli, Anand Kumar V, Kasim Mohamed, Umamaheswari Mani, Manita Grover, Saravanan Thirumalai Thangarajan
INTRODUCTION: Crown materials used in fixed prosthodontics come into close and prolonged contact with the gingiva. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different crown materials on the interleukin-one beta (IL-1β) content of the gingival crevicular fluid and to study which crown material causes the highest inflammation on the marginal gingiva on a biochemical basis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with single endodontically treated tooth were examined...
June 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719726/how-can-we-pay-the-piper-ibm-and-the-high-price-of-a-longer-life
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Clifton L Gooch
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July 18, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718257/risk-factors-for-heat-related-deaths-during-the-june-2015-heat-wave-in-karachi-pakistan
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Syed Ghazanfar Saleem, Tehreem Ansari, Ashraf Shamshad Ali, Sara Fatima, Mariam Hassan Rizvi, Muhammad Abdul Samad
BACKGROUND: Mortality as a consequence of heat related illness is a public health concern. Emergency department (ED) experiences increased patients' flow and decreased survival as a consequence of heat stroke during the episodes of heat wave. The present study was conducted to identify the risk factors for mortality among victims of heat wave (17th - 23rd June), 2015 evaluated in the Emergency Department of The Indus Hospital (TIH), Karachi. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study data was retrospectively collected...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716153/a-nested-mechanistic-sub-study-into-the-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-versus-placebo-on-intracranial-haemorrhage-and-cerebral-ischaemia-in-isolated-traumatic-brain-injury-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-crash-3-trial-intracranial-bleeding-mechanistic
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Abda Mahmood, Ian Roberts, Haleema Shakur
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid prevents blood clots from breaking down and reduces bleeding. However, it is uncertain whether tranexamic acid is effective in traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial is a randomised controlled trial that will examine the effect of tranexamic acid (versus placebo) on death and disability in 13,000 patients with traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial hypothesizes that tranexamic acid will reduce intracranial haemorrhage, which will reduce the risk of death...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713763/evaluation-of-three-different-processing-techniques-in-the-fabrication-of-complete-dentures
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Vamsi Krishna Chintalacheruvu, Rajasekaran Uttukuli Balraj, Lavanya Sireesha Putchala, Sreelekha Pachalla
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study is to compare the effectiveness of three different processing techniques and to find out the accuracy of processing techniques through number of occlusal interferences and increase in vertical dimension after denture processing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 18 patients indicated for complete denture fabrication was selected for the study and they were divided into three subgroups...
June 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713663/correlation-between-glycated-hemoglobin-and-triglyceride-level-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Syeda Naqvi, Shabnam Naveed, Zeeshan Ali, Syed Masroor Ahmad, Raad Asadullah Khan, Honey Raj, Shoaib Shariff, Chintan Rupareliya, Fatima Zahra, Saba Khan
CONTEXT: Dyslipidemia is quite prevalent in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Maintaining tight glycemic along with lipid control plays an essential role in preventing micro- and macro-vascular complications associated with diabetes. PURPOSE: The main purpose of the study was to highlight the relationship between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and triglyceride levels. This may in turn help in predicting the triglyceride status of type 2 diabetics and therefore identifying patients at increased risk from cardiovascular events...
June 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709849/effects-of-huperzin-a-on-the-beta-amyloid-accumulation-in-the-brain-and-skeletal-muscle-cells-of-a-rat-model-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Cagatay Han Turkseven, Belgin Buyukakilli, Ebru Balli, Derya Yetkin, Mehmet Emin Erdal, Senay Gorucu Yilmaz, Leyla Sahin
AIMS: Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is characterized by a loss of cognitive function and also the accumulation of β-amyloid peptide (βAP) in the brain parenchyma, which plays an important role in this disease. However, it is often also associated with the non-cognitive symptoms such as loss of muscle function (Inclusion-Body Myositis-IBM). MAIN METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats (13 weeks-n=68) were randomly assigned into five groups: Group C: Control; Group D: d-galactose; Group O+D: Bilateral oophorectomy+d-galactose; Group O: Bilateral oophorectomy; Group O+D+H: Bilateral oophorectomy+d-galactose+Hup-A...
July 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709672/evaluation-of-color-stability-of-preshaded-and-liquid-shaded-monolithic-zirconia
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Aikaterini Papageorgiou-Kyrana, Maria Kokoti, Eleana Kontonasaki, Petros Koidis
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The effect of thermal aging on the color stability of monolithic zirconia has not been thoroughly investigated. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the color stability before and after thermal cycling of monolithic zirconia specimens, which were either preshaded or characterized in the laboratory through the assessment of color parameters L*, a*, and b*. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 80 specimens (10×10×15 mm) were prepared from zirconia disks (BruxZir) and divided into 2 groups...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709282/hybrid-smoothed-dissipative-particle-dynamics-and-immersed-boundary-method-for-simulation-of-red-blood-cells-in-flows
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Ting Ye, Nhan Phan-Thien, Chwee Teck Lim, Lina Peng, Huixin Shi
In biofluid flow systems, often the flow problems of fluids of complex structures, such as the flow of red blood cells (RBCs) through complex capillary vessels, need to be considered. The smoothed dissipative particle dynamics (SDPD), a particle-based method, is one of the easy and flexible methods to model such complex structure fluids. It couples the best features of the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), with parameters having specific physical meaning (coming from SPH discretization of the Navier-Stokes equations), combined with thermal fluctuations in a mesoscale simulation, in a similar manner to the DPD...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708799/reliability-and-validity-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-job-performance-scale-instrument
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Arzu Kader Harmanci Seren, Rujnan Tuna, Feride Eskin Bacaksiz
BACKGROUND: Objective measurement of the job performance of nursing staff using valid and reliable instruments is important in the evaluation of healthcare quality. A current, valid, and reliable instrument that specifically measures the performance of nurses is required for this purpose. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Job Performance Instrument. METHODS: This study used a methodological design and a sample of 240 nurses working at different units in four hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707777/pain-assessment-discrepancies-a-cross-sectional-study-highlights-the-amount-of-underrated-pain
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Andrea van Ransbeeck, Ana Budilivski, Donat R Spahn, Lucian Macrea, Francesca Giuliani, Konrad Maurer
BACKGROUND: Inadequately treated postoperative pain can lead to longer healing processes, longer hospital stays and the development of chronic pain. In a 900-bed university hospital in Switzerland pain scores were assessed systematically. The study's primary aim was to define whether the routine pain assessment on the ward is accurate and reproducible. Subsequently the obtained data were used for a benchmark analysis to determine the hospitals performance in pain assessment quality compared with similar centers...
July 14, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706174/-development-and-evaluation-of-a-motivational-interviewing-program-for-exercise-improvement-in-persons-with-physical-disabilities
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Jeong Hee Jeong, Ihn Sook Jeong
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to develop a motivational interviewing program for exercise improvement in persons with physical disabilities and to examine the effect of this motivational interviewing intervention. METHODS: The study employed a nonequivalent control group pretest and posttest design. A total of 62 persons with physical disabilities (30 in the experimental group, 32 in the control group) were recruited from 2 community rehabilitation centers...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701978/academic-achievement-in-physics-chemistry-the-predictive-effect-of-attitudes-and-reasoning-abilities
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Paulo N Vilia, Adelinda A Candeias, António S Neto, Maria Da Glória S Franco, Madalena Melo
Science education plays a critical role as political priority due to its fundamental importance in engaging students to pursue technological careers considered essential in modern societies, in order to face scientific development challenges. High-level achievement on science education and positive attitudes toward science constitutes a crucial challenge for formal education. Several studies indicate close relationships between students' attitudes, cognitive abilities, and academic achievement. The main purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of student's attitudes toward the school discipline of Physics and Chemistry and their reasoning abilities on academic achievement on that school subject, among Portuguese 9th grade students using the data collected during the Project Academic Performance and Development: a longitudinal study on the effects of school transitions in Portuguese students (PTDC/CPE-CED/104884/2008)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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