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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526987/assessment-of-antibiotic-use-in-farm-animals-in-rwanda
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Rosine Manishimwe, Kizito Nishimwe, Lonzy Ojok
The irrational use of antibiotics in humans and animals is highly related to the emergence and increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria worldwide. A cross-sectional survey aimed at evaluating the current level of practices regarding antibiotic use in farm animals in Rwanda was carried out countrywide. Interviews were conducted on 229 farmers rearing different types of animals. The study has revealed that almost all respondent farmers could name at least one antibiotic used in farm animals and peni-streptomycin was named by most of them (95...
May 19, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511759/telehealth-business-boom-times-but-profits-may-wait
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Robert Calandra
What we have here is irrational telehealth exuberance. Investors are plowing millions into startups. And even though millennials could be eager adopters, these are still early days for the industry. It may take years-and some regulatory changes-for profits to materialize.
April 2017: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511470/study-on-steroid-induced-ocular-findings-in-children-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Vijay Agrawal, Kusum Devpura, Laxmikant Mishra, Sajan Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Long term use of corticosteroids in Nephrotic Syndrome (NS) is associated with ocular complications such as Posterior Subcapsular Cataract (PSC), glaucoma, increased intra-ocular pressure, ptosis, mydriasis, eyelid skin atrophy, keratisis, thinning of cornea and sclera, repeated hordeolum exacerbations. AIM: To determine ocular abnormalities in children with NS and their association with steroid dosing and duration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hundred patients with NS in the age group of 2-18 years, with no evidence of other systemic disease, were considered for the study...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506250/antimicrobial-resistance-profile-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-isolated-from-ear-discharges-of-patients-at-university-of-hawassa-comprehensive-specialized-hospital
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Serawit Deyno, Alemayehu Toma, Mesfin Worku, Muluken Bekele
BACKGROUND: Drug-resistant microorganism are a growing global danger. Strains of S. aureus have developed resistance to many commonly used antimicrobials due to indiscriminate use of antimicrobials, and treatment becoming a challenge. Studies assessing pattern and determinants of S. aureus resistance in ear infection in Ethiopia are very scarce. This study presents overview of pattern and determinants S. aureus resistance from samples of ear discharge in Ethiopia. METHOD: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted on patients who visit ENT clinic of University of Hawassa comprehensive specialized hospital from February 1, 2016 to November 1, 2016...
May 15, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502239/data-versus-spock-lay-theories-about-whether-emotion-helps-or-hinders
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Melissa M Karnaze, Linda J Levine
The android Data from Star Trek admired human emotion whereas Spock viewed emotion as irrational and maladaptive. The theory that emotions fulfil adaptive functions is widely accepted in academic psychology but little is known about laypeople's theories. The present study assessed the extent to which laypeople share Data's view of emotion as helpful or Spock's view of emotion as a hindrance. We also assessed how help and hinder theory endorsement were related to reasoning, emotion regulation, and well-being...
May 13, 2017: Cognition & Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489973/selected-aspects-of-the-current-state-of-freshwater-resources-in-the-murmansk-region-russia
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Nikolay A Kashulin, Vladimir A Dauvalter, Dmitry B Denisov, Svetlana A Valkova, Oksana I Vandysh, Petr M Terentjev, Alexander N Kashulin
Aspects of reducing the resource potential of surface waters of the Murmansk region in the global climate change and the environment and their irrational use have been considered. Increase of aquatic environment toxicity, drastic restructuring of the structural and functional characteristics of aquatic communities, changes in trophic status of lakes, reducing the stability of freshwater ecosystems, increasing the risk of catastrophic degradation have been shown. Taking into account the regional peculiarities, some indicators of surface water quality in the Murmansk region have been proposed...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489795/effects-of-rational-emotive-behavior-coaching-on-occupational-stress-and-work-ability-among-electronics-workshop-instructors-in-nigeria
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Theresa C Ogbuanya, Chiedu Eseadi, Chibueze T Orji, Ifeanyi B Ohanu, Jimoh Bakare, Moses O Ede
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effectiveness of rational emotive behavior coaching (REBC) on occupational stress and work ability in a sample of electronics workshop instructors in Nigeria. METHODS: A pretest-posttest control group design was used. The participants were 108 electronics workshop instructors in technical colleges in the south-east of Nigeria who met the study inclusion criteria. Data were collected using 3 questionnaires and analyzed using a repeated measure analysis of variance and Mann-Whitney U test...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489121/diethylpropion-and-mazindol-an-end-to-the-discussion
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Rosa Camila Lucchetta, Bruno Salgado Riveros, Roberto Pontarolo, Rosana Bento Radominski, Michel Fleith Otuki, Fernando Fernandez-Llimos, Cassyano Januário Correr
Antiobesity pharmacotherapy remains the main point of disagreement among both scientists and regulators. This is probably due to small sample sizes, high levels of heterogeneity, and low methodological quality. For many years, Brazil was one of the largest consumers of appetite suppressants worldwide, with evidence of irrational use of this drug class. Therefore, the country was the scene of a debate that divided the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa - Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária) and medical societies over the maintenance record of diethylpropion, mazindol and fenproporex...
March 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484952/the-anchoring-bias-reflects-rational-use-of-cognitive-resources
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Falk Lieder, Thomas L Griffiths, Quentin J M Huys, Noah D Goodman
Cognitive biases, such as the anchoring bias, pose a serious challenge to rational accounts of human cognition. We investigate whether rational theories can meet this challenge by taking into account the mind's bounded cognitive resources. We asked what reasoning under uncertainty would look like if people made rational use of their finite time and limited cognitive resources. To answer this question, we applied a mathematical theory of bounded rationality to the problem of numerical estimation. Our analysis led to a rational process model that can be interpreted in terms of anchoring-and-adjustment...
May 8, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484951/empirical-evidence-for-resource-rational-anchoring-and-adjustment
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Falk Lieder, Thomas L Griffiths, Quentin J M Huys, Noah D Goodman
People's estimates of numerical quantities are systematically biased towards their initial guess. This anchoring bias is usually interpreted as sign of human irrationality, but it has recently been suggested that the anchoring bias instead results from people's rational use of their finite time and limited cognitive resources. If this were true, then adjustment should decrease with the relative cost of time. To test this hypothesis, we designed a new numerical estimation paradigm that controls people's knowledge and varies the cost of time and error independently while allowing people to invest as much or as little time and effort into refining their estimate as they wish...
May 8, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480607/adiponectin-enhances-quiescence-exit-of-murine-hematopoietic-stem-cells-and-hematopoietic-recovery-through-mtorc1-potentiation
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Yosuke Masamoto, Shunya Arai, Tomohiko Sato, Naoto Kubota, Iseki Takamoto, Takashi Kadowaki, Mineo Kurokawa
Myelotoxic injury, such as chemotherapeutic agents and ionizing radiation, unlocks the vigorous power of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to replenish the hematopoietic system, making quiescent HSCs enter the cell cycle. Considering that both HSC-intrinsic and -extrinsic mechanisms enforce quiescence of HSCs, the drastic change in bone marrow (BM) environment after injury, represented by massive expansion of BM adipocytes, might trigger HSC activation. BM adipocytes, the major cellular component in the ablated marrow, however, reportedly suppress proliferation of hematopoietic cells, which may indicate the BM adipocytogenesis is an irrational response of injured organism...
May 8, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468025/science-as-religion-when-science-becomes-too-irrational
#12
Amir Muzur, Iva Rinčić
Science is expected to be objective: however, since practiced and produced by humans, it has to reflect human flows - prejudices, stubbornness, malice, and the tendency to be misused. No wonder an excellent scientist like John Eccles proclaimed science to be among the most personal activities he had known. By analysing a few examples from the history of science (in particular the intellectual development of Van Rensselaer Potter, the American onco-biochemist and bioethics pioneer), as well as the current trend of the evidence-based approach, the present paper will try to demonstrate that denying, distrusting, and opposing science for the sake of religion, as seen so many times in human history, has significant similarities to the overestimation of science we more often encounter in our times...
April 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462430/rational-use-of-medicine-in-dentistry-do-dentists-prescribe-antibiotics-in-appropriate-indications
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Cenker Z Koyuncuoglu, Mehtap Aydin, N Ipek Kirmizi, Volkan Aydin, Mesil Aksoy, Fatma Isli, Ahmet Akici
PURPOSE: There are concerns regarding appropriate use of antibiotics in dentistry practice. Data on dental antibiotic prescribing patterns by dentists is relatively limited. This nationwide study aimed to examine dentists' antibiotic prescriptions in a diagnosis-based manner in Turkey. METHODS: This retrospective study on utilization of systemic antibiotics for dental problems was based on the national health data of the dentists obtained from Prescription Information System between January 2013 and August 2015...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458432/rational-drug-therapy-education-in-clinical-phase-carried-out-by-task-based-learning
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S Sırrı Bilge, Bahar Akyüz, Arzu Erdal Ağrı, Mıdık Özlem
OBJECTIVES: Irrational drug use results in drug interactions, treatment noncompliance, and drug resistance. Rational pharmacotherapy education is being implemented in many faculties of medicine. Our aim is to introduce rational pharmacotherapy education by clinicians and to evaluate task-based rational drug therapy education in the clinical context. METHODS: The Kirkpatrick's evaluation model was used for the evaluation of the program. The participants evaluated the program in terms of constituents of the program, utilization, and contribution to learning...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452967/evaluation-of-rational-drug-use-for-acute-pharyngitis-associated-with-the-incidence-and-prevalence-of-the-disease-at-two-community-health-centers-in-indonesia
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Cindra T Yuniar, Kusnandar Anggadiredja, Alfi N Islamiyah
According to Indonesia's Result of Basic Health Research of 2013, prevalence of acute respiratory infection in 2007 and 2013 were not significantly different (25.5% and 25.0%, respectively). Identifying the cause of acute pharyngitis is a key point in determining the optimal treatment. The main purpose is to evaluate the rational use of drugs and its irrational impact as well as the correlation of the drug use with the incidence and prevalence of acute pharyngitis. This study was a descriptive and observational study, carried out retrospectively and concurrently at two community health centers located in Bandung and Cimahi, Indonesia...
April 28, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447840/the-rational-status-of-quantum-cognition
#16
Emmanuel M Pothos, Jerome R Busemeyer, Richard M Shiffrin, James M Yearsley
Classic probability theory (CPT) is generally considered the rational way to make inferences, but there have been some empirical findings showing a divergence between reasoning and the principles of classical probability theory (CPT), inviting the conclusion that humans are irrational. Perhaps the most famous of these findings is the conjunction fallacy (CF). Recently, the CF has been shown consistent with the principles of an alternative probabilistic framework, quantum probability theory (QPT). Does this imply that QPT is irrational or does QPT provide an alternative interpretation of rationality? Our presentation consists of 3 parts...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442914/effectiveness-of-continuous-improvement-by-a-clinical-pharmacist-led-guidance-team-on-the-prophylactic-antibiotics-usage-rationality-in-intervention-procedure-at-a-chinese-tertiary-teaching-hospital
#17
Ping Yang, Sai-Ping Jiang, Xiao-Yang Lu
BACKGROUND: Irrational prophylactic antibiotics usage (PAU) during intervention procedures is common in China. A clinical pharmacist-led guidance team (CPGT) was established and participated in medical teams to advise on the rational usage of antibiotics. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of CPGT intervention for the rationality of PAU during intervention procedures. METHOD: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study with three stages at a Chinese tertiary teaching hospital...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438249/the-acceptance-of-dating-violence-scale-adv-psychometric-properties-of-the-spanish-version
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Liria Fernández-González, Esther Calvete, Izaskun Orue
BACKGROUND: The main aim of this study was to analyse the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Acceptance of Dating Violence (ADV) scale, which assesses attitudes that justify the use of aggression in adolescents’ dating relationships. METHOD: A total of 1,579 high school students (49% girls) from Bizkaia (Spain), aged between 14 and 18 years (M = 15.79, SD = 1.16), completed this questionnaire along with the Irrational Beliefs Scale for Adolescents and the Conflict in Adolescent Dating Relationships Inventory...
May 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420792/morality-constrains-the-default-representation-of-what-is-possible
#19
Jonathan Phillips, Fiery Cushman
The capacity for representing and reasoning over sets of possibilities, or modal cognition, supports diverse kinds of high-level judgments: causal reasoning, moral judgment, language comprehension, and more. Prior research on modal cognition asks how humans explicitly and deliberatively reason about what is possible but has not investigated whether or how people have a default, implicit representation of which events are possible. We present three studies that characterize the role of implicit representations of possibility in cognition...
May 2, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394295/antimicrobial-resistance-and-the-alternative-resources-with-special-emphasis-on-plant-based-antimicrobials-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Harish Chandra, Parul Bishnoi, Archana Yadav, Babita Patni, Abhay Prakash Mishra, Anant Ram Nautiyal
Indiscriminate and irrational use of antibiotics has created an unprecedented challenge for human civilization due to microbe's development of antimicrobial resistance. It is difficult to treat bacterial infection due to bacteria's ability to develop resistance against antimicrobial agents. Antimicrobial agents are categorized according to their mechanism of action, i.e., interference with cell wall synthesis, DNA and RNA synthesis, lysis of the bacterial membrane, inhibition of protein synthesis, inhibition of metabolic pathways, etc...
April 10, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
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