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Joanna X Wu, Chad B Wilsey, Lotem Taylor, Gregor W Schuurman
Birds in U.S. national parks find strong protection from many longstanding and pervasive threats, but remain highly exposed to effects of ongoing climate change. To understand how climate change is likely to alter bird communities in parks, we used species distribution models relating North American Breeding Bird Survey (summer) and Audubon Christmas Bird Count (winter) observations to climate data from the early 2000s and projected to 2041-2070 (hereafter, mid-century) under high and low greenhouse gas concentration trajectories, RCP8...
2018: PloS One
Pauline M Christmas, Catherine Sackley, Max G Feltham, Carole Cummins
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and short-term efficacy of caregiver-directed constraint-induced movement therapy to improve upper limb function in young children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial with masked assessment. SETTING: Community paediatric therapy services. SUBJECTS: Pre-school children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. INTERVENTIONS: Caregiver-directed constraint-induced movement therapy administered using either 24-hour short-arm restraint device (prolonged) or intermittent holding restraint during therapy (manual)...
March 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
Emma Hofstra, Iman Elfeddali, Marjan Bakker, Jacobus J de Jong, Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen, Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis
Background: Time trends are one of the most studied phenomena in suicide research; however, evidence for time trends in the Dutch population remains understudied. Insight into time trends can contribute to the development of effective suicide prevention strategies. Methods: Time trends in national daily and monthly data of 33,224 suicide events that occurred in the Netherlands from 1995 to 2015 were examined, as well as the influence of age, gender, and province, in a longitudinal population-based design with Poisson regression analyses and Bayesian change point analyses...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Pina Violano, Stephanie Bonne, Thomas Duncan, Peter Pappas, A Britton Christmas, Andrew Dennis, Stephanie Goldberg, Wendy Greene, Michael Hirsh, William Shillinglaw, Bryce Robinson, Marie Crandall
BACKGROUND: Over 50,000 homicides and suicides occur each year. An estimated half of all U.S. households are believed to have a firearm present, making them one of the most ubiquitous consumer products. Our goal was to determine if the manner of storage of a firearm in a home could potentially make a difference in the outcomes of intentional and unintentional injuries involving a firearm; specifically addressing the use of gun safes and devices that block/disable firearm function (trigger locks, cable locks, etc...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Eiji Yanagisawa, Dewey A Christmas, Joseph P Mirante
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Rebecca Murphy-Hoefer, Patrick A Madden, Ruth M Dufresne
CONTEXT: Given the high profile, cost, and vulnerability to budget cuts of mass-reach health education campaigns, researchers have cited the need for media buying strategies. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current study is to fill a gap in the literature by comparing the impact of media flight schedule types in relation to tobacco quitline call volume. DESIGN: The retrospective study was designed to determine whether type of media flight schedule (eg, flighting, continuous, pulsing) impacted number of calls to the Maine Tobacco Helpline, while accounting for number of gross rating points (GRPs), seasonality, holidays, and other factors...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
Kellen Mrkva, Mark Travers, Leaf Van Boven
Why do some events feel "like yesterday" whereas others feel "ages away"? Past research has identified cues that influence people's estimates of distance in units such as how many miles or days away events are from the self. However, what makes events feel psychologically close or distant? We examine the hypothesis that increased simulational fluency, the ease with which people mentally imagine events, makes events feel psychologically close. Simulational fluency was associated with feelings that multiple past and future holidays were psychologically close (Studies 1a and 1b)...
March 2018: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
Joey LaMartina, Kaitlyn N Christmas, Peter Simon, Jonathan J Streit, Jesse W Allert, Jonathan Clark, Randall J Otto, Adham Abdelfattah, Mark A Mighell, Mark A Frankle
BACKGROUND: Decision making in the management of proximal humerus fractures can be difficult in situations in which the surgeon is uncertain of the ideal treatment. METHODS: Two shoulder surgeons operatively treated 476 proximal humerus fractures from 1998-2014 with open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF), hemiarthroplasty, or reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Operative treatment was stratified by year to determine the evolution of technological influences on treatment over time...
March 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Rebecca D Powell, Donna A Goodenow, A Britton Christmas, Iain H Mckillop, Susan L Evans
Conditions of systemic stress can lead to increased reactive oxygen species production, mitochondrial dysfunction, systemic inflammation, and multiorgan dysfunction. Triphenylphosphonium (TPP+) is a lipophilic cation used to target therapeutics to mitochondria. We sought to determine the effects of TPP+ on mitochondrial integrity. Male rats were anesthetized and TPP+ (5 mg/kg) or vehicle (saline) was administered intravenously 30-minutes after anesthesia initiation and intraperitoneally (20 mg/kg) 60-minutes later...
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
Janine Doughty, Nahush Shah, Andrea Johnson, Anna Tatari, Chirag Kothari, Rima Patel, Adam Newman, Amrita Rai, Rahail Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 26, 2018: British Dental Journal
Richard Hurley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
J M B M Moura, I Gohr Pinheiro, J L Carmo
Rejects from selective collection are municipal solid waste (MSW) not used for recycling and are, therefore, destined for the landfill in Brazil. Knowledge of the composition and generation of this waste is important for strategically planning public policies that minimize its generation and its negative environmental impacts. However, this portion of MSW is not very well known. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the rejects from the sorting process of the selective waste collection in the municipality of Blumenau, in the State of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil...
January 20, 2018: Waste Management
Giancarlo De Luca, Kim Van Kerckhove, Pietro Coletti, Chiara Poletto, Nathalie Bossuyt, Niel Hens, Vittoria Colizza
BACKGROUND: School closure is often considered as an option to mitigate influenza epidemics because of its potential to reduce transmission in children and then in the community. The policy is still however highly debated because of controversial evidence. Moreover, the specific mechanisms leading to mitigation are not clearly identified. METHODS: We introduced a stochastic spatial age-specific metapopulation model to assess the role of holiday-associated behavioral changes and how they affect seasonal influenza dynamics...
January 10, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Christina Petridou, Hazel Gray, Michael Heard, Lorna Sugden, Karen Davis-Blues, Nick Cortes, Mary Edwards, Kordo Saeed
In December 2015, an outbreak of pertussis was detected among staff working in the Maternity Unit of a district general hospital in Hampshire. This occurred in the background of increased pertussis activity in the community. The outbreak occurred over the Christmas holiday period causing staff shortages at a time when the departments were already overstretched. The high prevalence of upper respiratory tract infections at the time were difficult to distinguish from pertussis. This paper describes the outbreak, infection control measures implemented and the learning points...
September 2017: Journal of Infection Prevention
Gary P Wormser, Alexander Ladenheim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 8, 2018: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Daniel J M Crouch, Bruce Winney, Willem P Koppen, William J Christmas, Katarzyna Hutnik, Tammy Day, Devendra Meena, Abdelhamid Boumertit, Pirro Hysi, Ayrun Nessa, Tim D Spector, Josef Kittler, Walter F Bodmer
To discover specific variants with relatively large effects on the human face, we have devised an approach to identifying facial features with high heritability. This is based on using twin data to estimate the additive genetic value of each point on a face, as provided by a 3D camera system. In addition, we have used the ethnic difference between East Asian and European faces as a further source of face genetic variation. We use principal components (PCs) analysis to provide a fine definition of the surface features of human faces around the eyes and of the profile, and chose upper and lower 10% extremes of the most heritable PCs for looking for genetic associations...
January 4, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Jane Feinmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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December 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
Katinka X Ruthrof, Emma Steel, Sunil Misra, Jen McComb, Graham O'Hara, Giles E St J Hardy, John Howieson
Globally, land-use transition from mining to agriculture is becoming increasingly attractive and necessary for many reasons. However, low levels of necessary plant nutrients, and high levels of heavy metals, can hamper plant growth, affecting yield, and potentially, food safety. In post-phosphate mining substrates, for example, nitrogen (N) is a key limiting nutrient, and, although legumes are planted prior to cereals, N supplementation is still necessary. We undertook two field trials on Christmas Island, Australia, to determine whether Sorghum bicolor could be grown successfully in a post-phosphate mining substrate...
December 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Christopher Semsarian, Ray Moynihan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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