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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738529/nitrogen-functionalization-biochars-derived-from-wheat-straws-via-molten-salt-synthesis-an-efficient-adsorbent-for-atrazine-removal
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Fan Yang, Lili Sun, Weiling Xie, Qun Jiang, Yan Gao, Wei Zhang, Ying Zhang
N-doped porous carbon sheets (NPCS) resulted from wheat straws are fabricated through using molten salts via the carbonization-functionalization progress, which show unique hierarchical structure, large pore volume and high surface area with affluent micropores. Results indicate that there exist many hierarchical pores consisting of the single carbon sheet with ultrathin nature, owing to the template role of molten salt mixtures at high temperature. Such superior structure can bring about desired performance of adsorption capacity of 82...
July 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738384/sweet-taste-perception-and-dental-caries-in-13-to-15-year-olds-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-study
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H Ashi, C Lara-Capi, G Campus, G Klingberg, P Lingström
Dietary habits and, in particular, the intake frequency of sucrose are of major importance for the development of dental caries. The perception of sweet taste is believed to have an influence on sucrose intake and therefore affects the predisposition to dental caries. The aim was to study the caries experience and sweet taste perception and to further analyze the possible relationship between the 2 tested variables in 13- to 15-year-old children from 3 different geographical areas. A cross-sectional survey comprising 669 children (220 Italian, 224 Mexican, and 225 Saudi Arabian) was conducted...
July 25, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738326/difficulty-in-the-cytodiagnosis-of-mammary-analogue-secretory-carcinoma-survey-of-109-cytologists-with-a-case-originating-from-a-minor-salivary-gland
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Keita Kai, Akimichi Minesaki, Kumiko Suzuki, Mikio Monji, Mitsuo Nakamura, Hisayuki Tsugitomi, Yuichiro Kuratomi, Shinichi Aishima
BACKGROUND: Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) of the salivary gland shows morphologic similarities and shares an immunophenotype and characteristic ETV6-NTRK3 translocation with secretory carcinoma of the breast. We present a buccal case of MASC along with a survey-based debate about its cytologic diagnosis by fine-needle aspiration (FNA). CASE: FNA of the buccal nodule of a 58-year-old Japanese man was initially performed by 3 cytologists who gave different assessments of the Papanicolaou classification (i...
July 25, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738093/experience-with-a-second-language-affects-the-use-of-fundamental-frequency-in-speech-segmentation
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Annie Tremblay, Jui Namjoshi, Elsa Spinelli, Mirjam Broersma, Taehong Cho, Sahyang Kim, Maria Teresa Martínez-García, Katrina Connell
This study investigates whether listeners' experience with a second language learned later in life affects their use of fundamental frequency (F0) as a cue to word boundaries in the segmentation of an artificial language (AL), particularly when the cues to word boundaries conflict between the first language (L1) and second language (L2). F0 signals phrase-final (and thus word-final) boundaries in French but word-initial boundaries in English. Participants were functionally monolingual French listeners, functionally monolingual English listeners, bilingual L1-English L2-French listeners, and bilingual L1-French L2-English listeners...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738007/comparison-of-intraosseous-pentobarbital-administration-and-thoracic-compression-for-euthanasia-of-anesthetized-sparrows-passer-domesticus-and-starlings-sturnus-vulgaris
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Joanne R Paul-Murphy, Andrew Engilis, Peter J Pascoe, D Colette Williams, Kate A Gustavsen, Tracy L Drazenovich, M Kevin Keel, Tamsen M Polley, Irene E Engilis
OBJECTIVE To compare intraosseous pentobarbital treatment (IPT) and thoracic compression (TC) on time to circulatory arrest and an isoelectric electroencephalogram (EEG) in anesthetized passerine birds. ANIMALS 30 wild-caught adult birds (17 house sparrows [Passer domesticus] and 13 European starlings [Sturnus vulgaris]). PROCEDURES Birds were assigned to receive IPT or TC (n = 6/species/group). Birds were anesthetized, and carotid arterial pulses were monitored by Doppler methodology. Five subdermal braided-wire electrodes were used for EEG...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737994/impact-of-a-patient-support-program-on-patient-adherence-to-adalimumab-and-direct-medical-costs-in-crohn-s-disease-ulcerative-colitis-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriasis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
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David T Rubin, Manish Mittal, Matthew Davis, Scott Johnson, Jingdong Chao, Martha Skup
BACKGROUND: AbbVie provides a free-to-patient patient support program (PSP) to assist adalimumab-treated patients with medication costs, nurse support, injection training, pen disposal, and medication reminders. The impact of these services on patient adherence to adalimumab and direct medical costs associated with autoimmune disease has not been assessed. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the relationship between participation in a PSP and outcomes (adalimumab adherence, persistence, and direct medical costs) in patients initiating adalimumab treatment...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737991/lowering-cost-share-may-improve-rates-of-home-glucose-monitoring-among-patients-with-diabetes-using-insulin
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Yiqiong Xie, Abiy Agiro, Kevin Bowman, Andrea DeVries
BACKGROUND: Not much is known about the extent to which lower cost share for blood glucose strips is associated with persistent filling. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between cost sharing for blood glucose testing strips and continued use of testing strips. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study using medical and pharmacy claims data integrated with laboratory hemoglobin A1c (A1c) values for patients using insulin and blood glucose testing strips...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737990/cost-effectiveness-of-novel-agents-in-medicare-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-findings-from-a-u-s-payer-s-perspective
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Ying Chen, David R Lairson, Wenyaw Chan, Jinhai Huo, Xianglin L Du
BACKGROUND: Since multiple myeloma (MM) incurs a substantial economic burden in care management, more and more discussion has been generated in recent years about the costs of novel antimyeloma drugs and their associated value. Because of these costs, economic assessment that quantifies value of care over the long-term is essential. OBJECTIVE: To determine the cost-effectiveness (measured as cost per life-year saved) of front-line novel agent-based therapy use among a cohort of elderly patients with MM in a real-world setting...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737986/real-world-adherence-and-persistence-to-oral-disease-modifying-therapies-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-over-1-year
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Kristen M Johnson, Huanxue Zhou, Feng Lin, John J Ko, Vivian Herrera
BACKGROUND: Disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) are indicated to reduce relapse rates and slow disease progression for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) patients when taken as prescribed. Nonadherence or non-persistence in the real-world setting can lead to greater risk for negative clinical outcomes. Although previous research has demonstrated greater adherence and persistence to oral DMTs compared with injectable DMTs, comparisons among oral DMTs are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To compare adherence, persistence, and time to discontinuation among MS patients newly prescribed the oral DMTs fingolimod, dimethyl fumarate, or teriflunomide...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737983/advancing-patient-care-through-specialty-pharmacy-services-in-an-academic-health-system
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Autumn Bagwell, Tara Kelley, Alicia Carver, Jennifer B Lee, Brandon Newman
BACKGROUND: With the rapid growth of specialty pharmacies, including those within academic health systems, pharmacists have the opportunity to improve patient care through the management of specialty medications. Specialty pharmacists within academic health systems are uniquely positioned to overcome restrictions to medication access, financial constraints, and provider burdens that often lead to obstacles for patients to start and maintain necessary treatments. The Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy (VSP) model at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) provides an example of a patient-centered, collaborative care prototype that places pharmacists directly into specialty clinics to assist with comprehensive management of patients on specialty medications...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737949/effects-of-autogenous-bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-on-radiographic-integration-of-femoral-condylar-osteochondral-allografts
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Lasun O Oladeji, James P Stannard, Cristi R Cook, Mauricio Kfuri, Brett D Crist, Matthew J Smith, James L Cook
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of fresh osteochondral allografts (OCAs) is an attractive treatment option for symptomatic articular cartilage lesions in young, healthy patients. Because the lack of OCA bone integration can be a cause of treatment failure, methods for speeding and enhancing OCA bone integration to mitigate this potential complication are highly desirable. PURPOSE: To determine if autogenous bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMC) treatment of large femoral condylar OCAs would be associated with superior radiographic OCA bone integration compared with nontreated allografts during the critical first 6 months after surgery...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737941/unveiling-the-catalytic-role-of-b-block-histidine-in-the-n-s-acyl-shift-step-of-protein-splicing
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Jon I Mujika, Xabier Lopez
Protein splicing is a post-translational modification that involves the excision of a segment denoted as intein and the joining of its two flanking segments. The process is auto-catalytic, making inteins appealing for many applications in biotechnology, bioengineering, or medicine. The canonical mechanism of protein splicing is composed of four sequential steps, and is initialized by an N-S or N-O acyl shift to form a linear ester. It is well established that a histidine, the most conserved amino acid in all inteins catalyzes this initial step, even though its role remains to be understood...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737882/-training-of-resident-physicians-in-the-recognition-and-treatment-of-an-anaphylaxis-case-in-pediatrics-with-simulation-models
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Diego Enríquez, María J Lamborizio, Lorena Firenze, María de la P Jaureguizar, Estanislao Díaz Pumará, Edgardo Szyld
OBJETIVE: To evaluate the performance of resident physicians in diagnosing and treating a case of anaphylaxis, six months after participating in simulation training exercises. METHODS: Initially, a group of pediatric residents were trained using simulation techniques in the management of critical pediatric cases. Based on their performance in this exercise, participants were assigned to one of 3 groups. At six months post-training, 4 residents were randomly chosen from each group to be re-tested, using the same performance measure as previously used...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737861/effects-of-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-levels-on-the-severity-and-asthma-control-in-school-age-asthma-patients
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Merve Havan, Cem H Razi, Ayse D Bulus, Ali O Köksal, Nesibe Andıran
BACKGROUND: The objective was to determine vitamin D levels in patients between the ages 6 and 18 years, followed for asthma, and the relation between vitamin D levels and asthma control and severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with asthma and healthy volunteers between the ages 6 and 18 years were enrolled into the study as patient and control groups, respectively. Patient demographic information and clinical findings were recorded; a respiratory function test was performed...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737838/improved-bacterial-identification-directly-from-urine-samples-with-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Koichi Kitagawa, Katsumi Shigemura, Ken-Ichiro Onuma, Masako Nishida, Mayu Fujiwara, Saori Kobayashi, Mika Yamasaki, Tatsuya Nakamura, Fukashi Yamamichi, Toshiro Shirakawa, Issei Tokimatsu, Masato Fujisawa
BACKGROUND: Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) contributes to rapid identification of pathogens in the clinic but has not yet performed especially well for Gram-positive cocci (GPC) causing complicated urinary tract infection (UTI). The goal of this study was to investigate the possible clinical use of MALDI-TOF MS as a rapid method for bacterial identification directly from urine in complicated UTI. METHODS: MALDI-TOF MS was applied to urine samples gathered from 142 suspected complicated UTI patients in 2015-2017...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737645/risk-of-cancer-recurrence-among-individuals-exposed-to-antitumor-necrosis-factor-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Dejan Micic, Yuga Komaki, Aleksandar Alavanja, David T Rubin, Atsushi Sakuraba
BACKGROUND: Patients with immune-mediated disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis are increasingly treated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors. The safety of anti-TNF therapy in patients with a history of cancer requires further evaluation. We conducted a systematic review and a meta-analysis of observational studies including patients with a history of cancer exposed to anti-TNF therapy assessing for a risk of new cancer or cancer recurrence...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737586/comparison-of-acute-physiological-and-psychological-responses-between-moderate-intensity-continuous-exercise-and-three-regimes-of-high-intensity-training
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Nicole Green, Timothy Wertz, Zachary LaPorta, Adam Mora, Jasmine Serbas, Todd A Astorino
High intensity interval training (HIIT) elicits similar physiological adaptations as moderate intensity continuous training (MICT) despite less time commitment. However, there is debate whether HIIT is more aversive than MICT. This study compared physiological and perceptual responses between MICT and three regimes of HIIT. Nineteen active adults (age = 24.0 ± 3.3 yr) unfamiliar with HIIT initially performed ramp exercise to exhaustion to measure maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) and determine workload for subsequent sessions, whose order was randomized...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737562/dynamic-cleft-maxillary-orthopedics-and-periosteoplasty-25-patients-25-years
#18
Frederick N Lukash, Lauren B Shikowitz-Behr, Michael Schwartz, Frank Tuminelli
In 1985 this cleft team, dissatisfied with the treatment and results from cleft lip and palate repair, began a longitudinal long-term study using dynamic maxillary orthopedics and periosteoplasty as was originally described by Drs Millard and Latham. All cases were carefully documented through adolescence, including clinical assessments, orthodontic, radiographic, and cephalometric analyses. In 1998, in this journal, we published our data on 35 complete unilateral and 10 complete bilateral cleft patients. At that time facial growth was following normal cephalometric patterns...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737358/-optimization-of-the-his-process-mapping-of-the-military-instruction-hospital-mohammed%C3%A2-v
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Sanae Jabbar, Farid Lahboube, Nissrine Souissi, Ounsa Roudies
Introduction: Development of process mapping is not easy, as, apart from identification of the key processes of the organization, mapping can hardly describe all of the interactions involved without becoming incomprehensible. In this context, the Rabat Military Hospital decided to review its process mapping to align it with the reference mapping proposed by the National Agency for Performance Support, which is designed to standardize and improve functional mapping of healthcare production systems. Methods: To assist the Military Hospital in this convergence process, this paper proposes the application of a convergence method on the current hospital process mapping, in order to guide hospital agents in the development of optimal process mapping, complying with guidelines for urbanization of information systems while remaining consistent with strategic guidelines...
July 10, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737295/towards-a-unified-analysis-of-brain-maturation-and-aging-across-the-entire-lifespan-a-mri-analysis
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Pierrick Coupé, Gwenaelle Catheline, Enrique Lanuza, José Vicente Manjón
There is no consensus in literature about lifespan brain maturation and senescence, mainly because previous lifespan studies have been performed on restricted age periods and/or with a limited number of scans, making results instable and their comparison very difficult. Moreover, the use of nonharmonized tools and different volumetric measurements lead to a great discrepancy in reported results. Thanks to the new paradigm of BigData sharing in neuroimaging and the last advances in image processing enabling to process baby as well as elderly scans with the same tool, new insights on brain maturation and aging can be obtained...
July 24, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
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