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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786637/dog-theft-a-case-for-tougher-sentencing-legislation
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Lauren K Harris
Dogs, and other companion animals, are currently classed as "property" in theft sentencing legislation for England and Wales. This means that offenders who steal dogs are given similar sentences to those that steal inanimate objects. This review presents the argument that the penalty for dog theft should be more severe than for the theft of non-living property. Evidence of the unique bond between dogs and humans, and discussion of the implications of labelling a living being as mere "property" are used to support this argument...
May 22, 2018: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785148/the-use-of-augmented-reality-glasses-in-central-line-simulation-see-one-simulate-many-do-one-competently-and-teach-everyone
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Cynthia Y Huang, Jonathan B Thomas, Abdullah Alismail, Avi Cohen, Waleed Almutairi, Noha S Daher, Michael H Terry, Laren D Tan
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using augmented reality (AR) glasses in central line simulation by novice operators and compare its efficacy to standard central line simulation/teaching. Design: This was a prospective randomized controlled study enrolling 32 novice operators. Subjects were randomized on a 1:1 basis to either simulation using the augmented virtual reality glasses or simulation using conventional instruction...
2018: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784130/corrigendum-to-advances-in-the-grade-approach-to-rate-the-certainty-in-estimates-from-a-network-meta-analysis-j-clin-epidemiol-2018-93-36-44
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Romina Brignardello-Petersen, Ashley Bonner, Paul E Alexander, Reed A Siemieniuk, Toshi A Furukawa, Bram Rochwerg, Glen S Hazlewood, Waleed Alhazzani, Reem A Mustafa, M Hassan Murad, Milo A Puhan, Holger J Schünemann, Gordon H Guyatt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779465/moral-dilemmas-and-abortion-decision-making-lessons-learnt-from-abortion-research-in-england-and-wales
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Lesley Hoggart
This paper scrutinises the concepts of moral reasoning and personal reasoning, problematising the binary model by looking at young women's pregnancy decision-making. Data from two UK empirical studies are subjected to theoretically driven qualitative secondary analysis, and illustrative cases show how complex decision-making is characterised by an intertwining of the personal and the moral, and is thus best understood by drawing on moral relativism.
May 21, 2018: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778403/the-cf-sputum-induction-trial-cf-spit-to-assess-lower-airway-bacterial-sampling-in-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-prospective-internally-controlled-interventional-trial
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Katherine Ronchetti, Jo-Dee Tame, Christopher Paisey, Lena P Thia, Iolo Doull, Robin Howe, Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, Julian T Forton
BACKGROUND: Pathogen surveillance is challenging but crucial in children with cystic fibrosis-who are often non-productive of sputum even if actively coughing-because infection and lung disease begin early in life. The role of sputum induction as a diagnostic tool for infection has not previously been systematically addressed in young children with cystic fibrosis. We aimed to assess the pathogen yield from sputum induction compared with that from cough swab and single-lobe, two-lobe, and six-lobe bronchoalveolar lavage...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778219/survival-of-cyanobacteria-in-rivers-following-their-release-in-water-from-large-headwater-reservoirs
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Nicholas Williamson, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, David Outhet, Lee C Bowling
Cyanobacterial survival following their release in water from major headwaters reservoirs was compared in five New South Wales rivers. Under low flow conditions, cyanobacterial presence disappeared rapidly with distance downstream in the Cudgegong and Hunter Rivers, whereas the other three rivers were contaminated for at least 300 km. Cyanobacterial survival is likely to be impacted by the geomorphology of each river, especially the extent of gravel riffle reaches (cells striking rocks can destroy them) and by the different turbulent flow conditions it produces within each...
May 2018: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776800/risk-of-emergency-hospital-admission-in-children-associated-with-mental-disorders-and-alcohol-misuse-in-the-household-an-electronic-birth-cohort-study
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Shantini Paranjothy, Annette Evans, Amrita Bandyopadhyay, David Fone, Behnaz Schofield, Ann John, Mark A Bellis, Ronan A Lyons, Daniel Farewell, Sara Jayne Long
BACKGROUND: Mental disorders and alcohol misuse are common in families but their effects on the physical health of children are not known. We investigated the risk of emergency hospital admissions during childhood associated with living with an adult who has a mental health disorder, or who had an alcohol-related hospital admission. METHODS: We did this cohort study in a total population electronic child cohort in Wales, UK, which includes all children who live in Wales or with a mother who is resident in Wales...
May 15, 2018: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776360/the-impact-of-telephone-follow-up-on-adverse-events-for-aboriginal-people-with-chronic-disease-in-new-south-wales-australia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Amanda Jayakody, Erin Passmore, Christopher Oldmeadow, Jamie Bryant, Mariko Carey, Eunice Simons, Aaron Cashmore, Louise Maher, Kiel Hennessey, Jacinta Bunfield, Maurice Terare, Andrew Milat, Rob Sanson-Fisher
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases are more prevalent and occur at a much younger age in Aboriginal people in Australia compared with non-Aboriginal people. Aboriginal people also have higher rates of unplanned hospital readmissions and emergency department presentations. There is a paucity of research on the effectiveness of follow up programs after discharge from hospital in Aboriginal populations. This study aimed to assess the impact of a telephone follow up program, 48 Hour Follow Up, on rates of unplanned hospital readmissions, unplanned emergency department presentations and mortality within 28 days of discharge among Aboriginal people with chronic disease...
May 18, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776349/randomised-controlled-trial-rct-of-cannabinoid-replacement-therapy-nabiximols-for-the-management-of-treatment-resistant-cannabis-dependent-patients-a-study-protocol
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Anjali K Bhardwaj, David J Allsop, Jan Copeland, Iain S McGregor, Adrian Dunlop, Marian Shanahan, Raimondo Bruno, Nghi Phung, Mark Montebello, Craig Sadler, Jessica Gugusheff, Melissa Jackson, Jennifer Luksza, Nicholas Lintzeris
BACKGROUND: The cannabis extract nabiximols (Sativex®) effectively supresses withdrawal symptoms and cravings in treatment resistant cannabis dependent individuals, who have high relapse rates following conventional withdrawal treatments. This study examines the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of longer-term nabiximols treatment for outpatient cannabis dependent patients who have not responded to previous conventional treatment approaches. METHODS/DESIGN: A phase III multi-site outpatient, randomised, double-blinded, placebo controlled parallel design, comparing a 12-week course of nabiximols to placebo, with follow up at 24 weeks after enrolment...
May 18, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775831/an-exploratory-analysis-of-spatial-variations-in-organ-donation-registration-rates-in-wales-prior-to-the-implementation-of-the-human-transplantation-wales-act-2013
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Nicholas Page, Gary Higgs, Mitchel Langford
Spatial variations in rates of registered organ donors have not been studied in the UK at detailed spatial scales despite some evidence of national and regional differences. By drawing on the findings from the existing literature, this study examines associations between small-area variations in rates of new registrants to the UK organ donor register (ODR) within Wales and key demographic factors. Using map-based visualisations and statistical regression methods, spatial patterns in new registrants to the ODR are identified within Wales, a country which moved to an opt-out system of consent for organ donation following the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013...
May 15, 2018: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774859/novel-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium-genotype-levels-as-herald-of-seasonal-salmonellosis-epidemics
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Cristina Sotomayor, Qinning Wang, Alicia Arnott, Peter Howard, Kirsty Hope, Ruiting Lan, Vitali Sintchenko
We examined the population dynamics of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium during seasonal salmonellosis epidemics in New South Wales, Australia, during 2009-2016. Of 15,626 isolates, 5%-20% consisted of novel genotypes. Seasons with salmonellosis epidemics were associated with a reduction in novel genotypes in the preceding winter and spring.
June 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774266/reforming-birth-registration-law-in-england-and-wales
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Julie McCandless
The Law Commission of England and Wales is considering what its 13th Programme of Law Reform should address. During the consultation process, a project on birth registration law has been mooted. This is a very welcome proposal given that civil birth registration in England and Wales is a compulsory procedure that not only finds its roots in the early Victorian era, but also remains very similar, at least in terms of form and the information that is recorded. I first use two recent legal challenges to illustrate why the current system is coming under increasing pressure...
June 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773127/taeniid-metacestodes-in-rangeland-goats-in-australia
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D J Jenkins, B Cowled, V Brookes
Data on several infections of sheep and goats, including parasite infections, are routinely collected during inspection of harvested rangeland goats after slaughter. This is an important role of the Australian National Sheep Health Monitoring Program (NSHMP). Our study investigated the presence of metacestodes of Taenia hydatigena, T. ovis and Echinococcus granulosus in slaughtered goats from Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. During the period of the study (2007-2013) 374,580 goats were slaughtered and inspected by trained abattoir meat inspectors as part of the NSHMP...
May 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772788/application-of-a-protocol-based-on-trap-neuter-return-tnr-to-manage-unowned-urban-cats-on-an-australian-university-campus
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Helen Swarbrick, Jacquie Rand
In August 2008, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, commenced a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program to manage the population of approximately 69 free-roaming unowned urban cats on its Kensington campus. The goals of the program included an ongoing audit of cats on campus, stabilization of cat numbers through TNR, and a subsequent reduction in cat numbers over time while maintaining the health of remaining campus cats. Continuation of the TNR program over nine years resulted in a current population, as of September 2017, of 15 cats, all desexed (78% reduction)...
May 17, 2018: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772310/recombination-activity-of-human-rag2-mutations-and-correlation-with-the-clinical-phenotype
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Irit Tirosh, Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Francesco Frugoni, Francesca A Ververs, Eric J Allenspach, Yu Zhang, Siobhan Burns, Waleed Al-Herz, Lenora Noroski, Jolan E Walter, Andrew R Gennery, Mirjam van der Burg, Luigi D Notarangelo, Yu Nee Lee
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the Recombinase Activating Gene 1 and 2 (RAG1, RAG2) are associated with a broad range of clinical and immunological phenotypes in humans. OBJECTIVE: Using a flow cytometry-based assay, we aimed to measure the recombinase activity of naturally occurring RAG2 mutant proteins, and to correlate results with the severity of the clinical and immunological phenotype. METHODS: Abelson virus-transformed Rag2-/- pro-B cells engineered to contain an inverted GFP cassette flanked by recombination signal sequences (RSS) were transduced with retroviruses encoding either wild-type or 41 naturally occurring RAG2 variants...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771228/clinical-leadership-training-an-evaluation-of-the-welsh-fellowship-programme
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Suzanne Phillips, Alison Bullock
Purpose UK fellowship schemes have been set up to address low-level engagement of doctors with leadership roles. Established in 2013, the Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellowship (WCLF) programme aims to recruit aspiring future clinical leaders and equip them with knowledge and skills to lead improvements in healthcare delivery. This paper aims to evaluate the 12-month WCLF programme in its first two years of operation. Design/methodology/approach Focused on the participants ( n = 8), the authors explored expectations of the programme, reactions to academic components (provided by Academi Wales) and learning from workplace projects and other opportunities...
May 8, 2018: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770618/peritoneal-cancer-index-as-a-predictor-of-survival-in-advanced-stage-serous-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-a-prospective-study
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Alaa A Elzarkaa, Waleed Shaalan, Doaa Elemam, Hassan Mansour, Mahmoud Melis, Eduard Malik, Amr A Soliman
OBJECTIVE: A numerical score, the peritoneal cancer index (PCI), was developed to reflect the extent of tumor growth in gastric and colorectal cancers and to tailor treatment. This study aimed to examine the value of the PCI score in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) regarding completeness of surgical cytoreduction and survival. METHODS: This was a prospective observational cohort study. Patients with primary serous EOC at International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages IIIB or higher were included...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769120/a-controlled-before-after-study-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-a-clinician-led-policy-to-reduce-knee-arthroscopy-in-nsw
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H Y Chen, I A Harris, K Sutherland, J-F Levesque
BACKGROUND: Clinical evidence shows knee arthroscopy has little benefit for degenerative conditions and considerable variation in the incidence of knee arthroscopy in Australia has been identified. This study aimed to evaluate a clinician-led evidence-based policy which was implemented in one local health district in New South Wales (NSW) in 2012 to reduce the use of knee arthroscopy for patients aged 50 years or over. METHODS: Trends in rates and volume of knee arthroscopy for patients 50 years or over in NSW between 2004 and 2015 by district were examined...
May 16, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769019/comparison-of-outcomes-in-emergency-department-patients-with-suspected-cardiac-chest-pain-two-centre-prospective-observational-study-in-southern-china
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Huilin Jiang, Yunmei Li, Junrong Mo, Xiaohui Chen, Min Li, Peiyi Lin, Kevin K C Hung, Timothy H Rainer, Colin A Graham
BACKGROUND: Hong Kong (HK) and Guangzhou (GZ) are cities in China with different healthcare systems. This study aimed to compare 30-day and 6-month mortality and characteristics of patients with suspected cardiac chest pain admitted to two emergency departments (ED) in HK and GZ. METHODS: A prospective observational study enrolled patients with suspected cardiac chest pain presenting to EDs in the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH), HK and the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University (AHGZMU),GZ...
May 16, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768650/gestation-at-birth-mode-of-birth-infant-feeding-and-childhood-hospitalization-with-infection
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Jason P Bentley, David P Burgner, Antonia W Shand, Jane C Bell, Jessica E Miller, Natasha Nassar
INTRODUCTION: Infections are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in preschool children. We aimed to assess the impact of the co-occurrence of cesarean section, early birth and formula feeding on hospitalization with infection in early childhood. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Population-based retrospective record-linkage cohort study of 488 603 singleton livebirths ≥32 weeks gestational age in New South Wales, Australia, 2007-2012. Multivariable Cox-regression was used to estimate independent and combined adjusted associations of gestational age, mode of birth (vaginal or cesarean section by labor onset) and formula feeding with time to first and repeat hospitalization with infection for children <5 years of age...
May 16, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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