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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549210/selecting-sugarcane-genotypes-by-the-selection-index-reveals-high-gain-for-technological-quality-traits
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L A Silva, P E Teodoro, L A Peixoto, C Assis, K Gasparini, M H P Barbosa, L L Bhering
Sugarcane (Saccharum sp) is one of the most promising crops and researchers have sought for renewable alternative energy sources to reduce CO2 emission. The study of strategies, which allow breeders in the selection of superior genotypes for many traits simultaneously, is important. Therefore, the objectives of this study were: i) to apply path analysis to better understand the relationship between the lignocellulosic traits and technological quality traits with total recoverable sugars (TRS) and ii) to use several multivariate selection indexes to predict the genetic gain and to select superior genotypes in the sugarcane breeding...
May 25, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548197/-differentiated-review-of-biomedical-research-projects-by-ethics-committees
#2
María Bernardita Portales, Patricio Michaud, Sofía P Salas, Juan Pablo Beca
Ten years after the approval of the Chilean bill that regulates scientific research in humans (Law Nº 20.120), and considering the current status of accreditation and training of many Research Ethics Committee (REC), it is necessary to analyze their performance. We analyzed the Chilean experience with REC aiming to propose a differential type of review, considering the risks to research participants. To improve the quality of the review and the efficiency of these committees, we propose to differentiate the revisions depending on the type of project, its methods and its risks...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548195/-qualitative-research-methodology-in-health-care
#3
Paula Bedregal, Carolina Besoain, Alejandro Reinoso, Tamara Zubarew
Health care research requires different methodological approaches such as qualitative and quantitative analyzes to understand the phenomena under study. Qualitative research is usually the least considered. Central elements of the qualitative method are that the object of study is constituted by perceptions, emotions and beliefs, non-random sampling by purpose, circular process of knowledge construction, and methodological rigor throughout the research process, from quality design to the consistency of results...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546979/information-seeking-anxiety-among-m-a-students-of-isfahan-university-of-medical-sciences
#4
Fereshteh Aghaei, Mohammad Reza Soleymani, Hassan Ashrafi Rizi
BACKGROUND: Information-seeking anxiety is a feeling caused by abundance of information or failure to proper interpret the information that can adversely affect the ability of individuals for seeking information and meeting their information needs. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate information-seeking anxiety, factors causing it, and methods for addressing and reducing this type of anxiety. The purpose of this study was to evaluate information-seeking anxiety in postgraduate students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546969/modification-of-infant-hypothyroidism-and-phenylketonuria-screening-program-using-electronic-tools
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Behjat Taheri, Asefeh Haddadpoor, Mahmood Mirkhalafzadeh, Fariba Mazroei, Pezhman Aghdak, Mehran Nasri, Gholamreza Bahrami
BACKGROUND: Congenital hypothyroidism and phenylketonuria (PKU) are the most common cause for preventable mental retardation in infants worldwide. Timely diagnosis and treatment of these disorders can have lasting effects on the mental development of newborns. However, there are several problems at different stages of screening programs that along with imposing heavy costs can reduce the precision of the screening, increasing the chance of undiagnosed cases which in turn can have damaging consequences for the society...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546803/effect-of-tribulus-terrestris-ginger-saffron-and-cinnamomum-on-menopausal-symptoms-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Simin Taavoni, Neda Nazem Ekbatani, Hamid Haghani
Menopausal symptoms experienced by women vary widely, and while many women transition through menopause with manageable symptoms, others experience severe symptoms, which may impair their quality of life. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Tribulus terrestris, ginger, saffron, and Cinnamomum on menopausal symptoms. A randomised, triple-blind, controlled trial design was used for this study. The participants were 80 postmenopausal women aged 50-60 years. A demographic data form and the Menopause Rating Scale were used to collect data...
March 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546140/what-to-build-for-middle-agers-to-come-attractive-and-necessary-functions-of-exercise-promotion-mobile-phone-apps-a-cross-sectional-study
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Gen-Yih Liao, Yu-Tai Chien, Yu-Jen Chen, Hsiao-Fang Hsiung, Hsiao-Jung Chen, Meng-Hua Hsieh, Wen-Jie Wu
BACKGROUND: Physical activity is important for middle-agers to maintain health both in middle age and in old age. Although thousands of exercise-promotion mobile phone apps are available for download, current literature offers little understanding regarding which design features can enhance middle-aged adults' quality perception toward exercise-promotion apps and which factor may influence such perception. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to understand (1) which design features of exercise-promotion apps can enhance quality perception of middle-agers, (2) whether their needs are matched by current functions offered in app stores, and (3) whether physical activity (PA) and mobile phone self-efficacy (MPSE) influence quality perception...
May 25, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545614/-hera-quest-hta-evaluation-of-generic-pharmaceutical-products-to-improve-quality-economic-efficiency-patient-safety-and-transparency-in-drug-product-changes-in-hospitals
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Miriam Gyalrong-Steur, Anita Kellermann, Rudolf Bernard, Georg Berndt, Meike Bindemann, Elfriede Nusser-Rothermundt, Steffen Amann, Myga Brakebusch, Jörg Brüggmann, Eva Tydecks, Markus Müller, Frank Dörje, Eberhard Kochs, Rainer Riedel
In view of the rising cost pressure and an increasing number of drug shortages, switches between generic drug preparations have become a daily routine in hospitals. To ensure consistently high treatment quality and best possible patient safety, the equivalence of the new and the previous drug preparation must be ensured before any change in the purchase of pharmaceutical products takes place. So far, no easily usable, transparent and standardized instrument for this kind of comparison between generic drug products has been available...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545569/identifying-high-quality-medical-education-websites-in-otolaryngology-a-guide-for-medical-students-and-residents
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Nathan Yang, Sarah Hosseini, Marco A Mascarella, Meredith Young, Nancy Posel, Kevin Fung, Lily H P Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Learners often utilize online resources to supplement formalized curricula, and to appropriately support learning, these resources should be of high quality. Thus, the objectives of this study are to develop and provide validity evidence supporting an assessment tool designed to assess the quality of educational websites in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS), and identify those that could support effective web-based learning. METHODS: After a literature review, the Modified Education in Otolaryngology Website (MEOW) assessment tool was designed by a panel of experts based on a previously validated website assessment tool...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545535/electronic-audit-and-feedback-intervention-with-action-implementation-toolbox-to-improve-pain-management-in-intensive-care-protocol-for-a-laboratory-experiment-and-cluster-randomised-trial
#10
Wouter T Gude, Marie-José Roos-Blom, Sabine N van der Veer, Evert de Jonge, Niels Peek, Dave A Dongelmans, Nicolette F de Keizer
BACKGROUND: Audit and feedback is often used as a strategy to improve quality of care, however, its effects are variable and often marginal. In order to learn how to design and deliver effective feedback, we need to understand their mechanisms of action. This theory-informed study will investigate how electronic audit and feedback affects improvement intentions (i.e. information-intention gap), and whether an action implementation toolbox with suggested actions and materials helps translating those intentions into action (i...
May 25, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545491/treatment-of-acute-sciatica-with-transforaminal-epidural-corticosteroids-and-local-anesthetic-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bastiaan C Ter Meulen, Esther T Maas, Amrita Vyas, Marinus van der Vegt, Koo de Priester, Michiel R de Boer, Maurits W van Tulder, Henry C Weinstein, Raymond W J G Ostelo
BACKGROUND: Transforaminal epidural injections with steroids (TESI) are used increasingly for patients with sciatica. However there is much debate about their safety and effectiveness. It is important to identify patients that benefit most from TESI and only few trials have yet evaluated the effects in patients with acute sciatica. METHODS: We describe a prospective, randomized controlled trial (RCT), with the aim to evaluate the hypothesis that TESI plus Levobupivacaine (TESI-plus) added to oral pain medication is more effective compared to pain medication alone or compared to transforaminal injection with a local anesthetic of short duration among patients with acute sciatica...
May 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545405/genetic-complexity-of-miscanthus-cell-wall-composition-and-biomass-quality-for-biofuels
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Tim van der Weijde, Claire L Alvim Kamei, Edouard I Severing, Andres F Torres, Leonardo D Gomez, Oene Dolstra, Chris A Maliepaard, Simon J McQueen-Mason, Richard G F Visser, Luisa M Trindade
BACKGROUND: Miscanthus sinensis is a high yielding perennial grass species with great potential as a bioenergy feedstock. One of the challenges that currently impedes commercial cellulosic biofuel production is the technical difficulty to efficiently convert lignocellulosic biomass into biofuel. The development of feedstocks with better biomass quality will improve conversion efficiency and the sustainability of the value-chain. Progress in the genetic improvement of biomass quality may be substantially expedited by the development of genetic markers associated to quality traits, which can be used in a marker-assisted selection program...
May 25, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545336/design-of-a-cluster-randomized-minority-recruitment-trial-recruit
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Barbara C Tilley, Arch G Mainous, Daniel W Smith, M Diane McKee, Rossybelle P Amorrortu, Jennifer Alvidrez, Vanessa Diaz, Marvella E Ford, Maria E Fernandez, Robert A Hauser, Carlos Singer, Veronica Landa, Aron Trevino, Stacia M DeSantis, Yefei Zhang, Elvan Daniels, Derrick Tabor, Sally W Vernon
BACKGROUND: Racial/ethnic minority groups remain underrepresented in clinical trials. Many strategies to increase minority recruitment focus on minority communities and emphasize common diseases such as hypertension. Scant literature focuses on minority recruitment to trials of less common conditions, often conducted in specialty clinics and dependent on physician referrals. We identified trust/mistrust of specialist physician investigators and institutions conducting medical research and consequent participant reluctance to participate in clinical trials as key-shared barriers across racial/ethnic groups...
June 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545164/loss-of-appendicular-muscle-mass-in-haemodialysis-patients-is-associated-with-increased-self-reported-depression-anxiety-and-lower-general-health-scores
#14
Helen Alston, Aine Burns, Andrew Davenport
AIMS: Depressive symptoms are commonly reported by haemodialysis (HD) patients. Previous reports have suggested an association between depression and nutritional status. To investigate this, we measured muscle mass in HD patients screened for depression. METHODS: The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) were used to screen for depression, and quality of life assessed by the short form 36 (SF36), and measured appendicular lean mass (ALM) post-dialysis with segmental bioimpedance...
May 25, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545155/rapid-diagnostic-tests-for-typhoid-and-paratyphoid-enteric-fever
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REVIEW
Lalith Wijedoru, Sue Mallett, Christopher M Parry
BACKGROUND: Differentiating both typhoid (Salmonella Typhi) and paratyphoid (Salmonella Paratyphi A) infection from other causes of fever in endemic areas is a diagnostic challenge. Although commercial point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for enteric fever are available as alternatives to the current reference standard test of blood or bone marrow culture, or to the widely used Widal Test, their diagnostic accuracy is unclear. If accurate, they could potentially replace blood culture as the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended main diagnostic test for enteric fever...
May 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544572/inositol-treatment-of-anovulation-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-trials
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Jyotsna Pundir, Dimitrios Psaroudakis, Prakash Savnur, Priya Bhide, Luca Sabatini, Helena Teede, Arri Coomarasamy, Shakila Thangaratinam
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of anovulation and infertility, and a risk factor for development of metabolic syndrome and endometrial cancer. OBJECTIVES: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials that evaluated the effects of inositol as an ovulation-induction agent. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane and ISI conference proceedings, Register and Meta-register for RCTs and WHO trials' search portal...
May 24, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544528/micellar-electrokinetic-capillary-chromatography-fingerprints-combined-with-multivariate-statistical-analyses-to-evaluate-the-quality-consistency-and-predict-the-fingerprint-efficacy-relationship-of-salviae-miltiorrhizae-radix-et-rhizoma-danshen
#17
Yujing Zhang, Lanping Yang, Jing Zhang, Min Shi, Guoxiang Sun
Micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography fingerprinting combined with quantification was successfully established and applied to evaluate the quality consistency of Danshen, which is a medicinal herb used to treat various diseases, especially coronary cerebrovascular diseases. A background electrolyte composed of 20 mmol/L sodium tetraborate, 90 mmol/L orthoboric acid, 25 mmol/L sodium phosphate monobasic dehydrate and 65 mmol/L sodium dodecyl sulfate was used to separate compounds. To optimize micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography conditions, a response surface strategy was set up for orthogonal experimental design...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544182/burst-or-high-frequency-10-khz-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-patients-with-predominant-back-pain-one-year-comparative-data
#18
Sajjad Muhammad, Sandra Roeske, Shafqat Rasul Chaudhry, Thomas Mehari Kinfe
OBJECTIVES: Burst and 10 kHz spinal cord stimulation (SCS) demonstrated improvement for failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) with predominant, refractory back pain. Here, we report the long-term follow-up of a previously published study comparing the safety and efficacy of burst vs. 10 kHz SCS for predominant back pain (70% of global pain) of FBSS patients. METHODS: This comparative, observational study extended the follow-up period up to 20 months evaluating both SCS modalities...
May 24, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543956/influence-of-frailty-on-the-quality-of-life-patients-qualified-for-pacemaker-implantation
#19
Agnieszka Mlynarska, Rafal Mlynarski, Krzysztof S Golba
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: An important question is whether frailty syndrome affects the assessment of quality of life or whether frailty syndrome may reduce the benefits of a cardiac pacemaker implantation. BACKGROUND: Frailty syndrome is known risk factor for quality of life evaluation after selected cardiology invasive procedures. DESIGN: The study was designed as single center prospective study. METHODS: The study included 171 patients aged ≥ 60 years who were qualified for pacemaker implantation...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543936/counselling-parents-on-young-children-s-healthy-diet-a-modified-scoping-review
#20
REVIEW
Bettina Holmberg Fagerlund, Sølvi Helseth, Jenny Owe, Kari Glavin
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To map and describe key information in existing research about counselling of parents of children aged 0-2 years on the child's healthy diet in preventive health care settings, particularly in public health nursing. BACKGROUND: Many parents are likely to be concerned with their infant's food-related happiness "here and now", disregarding the child's long-term health and development related to feeding practices. Hence, a focus on counselling parents in considering young children's healthy diet is important...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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