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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343858/-inhibitory-capacity-of-lactobacillus-spp-against-pathogens-involved-in-foodborne-diseases
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María J Ruiz, Rocío Colello, Nora L Padola, Analía I Etcheverría
The genus Lactobacillus daily generates a growing interest among microbiologists and technologists, who try to discover new biotechnological applications and probiotic properties. The main goal of this study was to evaluate the inhibitory capacity of Lactobacillus spp. against pathogens (Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella spp., Staphylococcus aureus) involved in foodborne diseases. For this purpose, samples were collected at different stages of the pork production chain. Seventy eight bacterial strains were isolated...
March 23, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338899/work-practices-and-radiation-exposure-among-male-radiologic-technologists-assisting-fluoroscopically-guided-interventional-procedures
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Jae Won Yun, Eun Shil Cha, Seulki Ko, Won Jin Lee
This study investigated occupational characteristics and radiation exposure among radiologic technologists assisting fluoroscopically guided interventional (FGI) procedures. A nationwide survey of radiologic technologists in South Korea was conducted. Among 8058 male respondents, 664 (8.2%) assisted FGI procedures. The survey data were linked with dosimetry data from the National Dose Registry. Most radiologic technologists assisting FGI procedures were 30-40 years old and employed by general hospitals. These technologists worked in closer proximity to patients during procedures, less frequently used shield screens, more commonly utilized protective devices, and less commonly wore badge dosemeters than the ones not assisting FGI procedures...
March 3, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333407/the-use-of-cellavision%C3%A2-dm96-in-the-verification-of-the-presence-of-blasts-in-samples-flagged-by-the-sysmex-xe-5000
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H Eilertsen, C E Henriksson, T-A Hagve
INTRODUCTION: The CellaVision™DM96 is a digital pattern recognition system that classifies white blood cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the CellaVision preclassification feature, without a subsequent re-classification, was a sufficient approach to follow up flags reported by Sysmex XE-5000. METHODS: Pairs of blood smears from 400 samples reported with suspect flags were examined using conventional microscopy and the CellaVision features. The effect of pre- vs...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315606/video-ambulatory-eeg-a-good-alternative-to-inpatient-video-telemetry
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Rosalind Kandler, Athi Ponnusamy, Claire Wragg
PURPOSE: Video ambulatory EEG (V-AEEG) is a new technique which could add increased capacity for long term EEG monitoring to overstretched inpatient video telemetry (IPVT) services. We compare V-AEEG and IPVT for diagnostic efficacy, recording quality, patient acceptability and technologist time required. METHODS: Forty-one V-AEEG and 64 IPVT adult patients were included. Patients were investigated to diagnose attacks or to obtain polysomnography (PSG) prior to multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)...
February 28, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303693/the-opinions-of-radiographers-nuclear-medicine-technologists-and-radiation-therapists-regarding-technology-in-health-care-a-qualitative-study
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Sil Aarts, Forra Cornelis, Yke Zevenboom, Patrick Brokken, Nicole van de Griend, Miriam Spoorenberg, Wendy Ten Bokum, Eveline Wouters
INTRODUCTION: New technology is continuously introduced in health care. The aim of this study was (1) to collect the opinions and experiences of radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists and radiation therapists regarding the technology they use in their profession and (2) to acquire their views regarding the role of technology in their future practice. METHODS: Participants were recruited from five departments in five hospitals in The Netherlands. All radiographers, nuclear medicine therapists and radiation therapists who were working in these departments were invited to participate (n = 252)...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298577/trauma-imaging-a-literature-review
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Jason Heath Vela, Christopher Ira Wertz, Kimberly L Onstott, Joss R Wertz
PURPOSE: To inform radiologic technologists about which imaging modalities and examinations are best suited for evaluating specific anatomical structures in patients who have sustained a traumatic injury. METHODS: Two scholarly research databases were searched to identify articles focused on trauma imaging of the head, cervical spine, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Articles focused on trauma diagnosis were excluded. Thirty-two articles were selected for analysis. DISCUSSION: Physical examination and plain-film radiographs typically are used to assess nasal bone fracures...
January 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298497/anorexia-nervosa-and-bone-densitometry
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Havilah Adkins
Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disorder with extensive physical complications that require care and monitoring from a diverse team of health care professionals. Although it can affect people of various ages and both sexes, anorexia most frequently occurs in adolescent girls during a crucial period of skeletal development. This article presents an overview of anorexia nervosa, followed by focused discussions of its effects on bone development, treatment of bone loss, and the radiologic technologist's role in caring for anorexic patients...
March 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295898/the-program-for-personnel-in-medical-institutions-in-japan-to-combat-child-maltreatment
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Koji Tanoue, Masayoshi Senda, Byongmun An, Midori Tasaki, Megumi Taguchi, Kosuke Kobashi, Shinji Oana, Fumitake Mizoguchi, Yuko Shiraishi, Fujiko Yamada, Makiko Okuyama, Kotaro Ichikawa
BACKGROUND: In 2014, we created the training program for personnel in medical institutions in Japan to combat child maltreatment. Our objective was to document the effectiveness of the program for professionals from multiple disciplines working in medical institutions. METHODS: The questionnaire designed for the training program included demographic questions such years of practice and area of specialty, i.e. physician, nurse, social worker, public health nurse, technician, and others, as well as experience with suspected child maltreatment cases and training in dealing with such cases...
March 11, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278586/recent-advances-on-liposomal-nanoparticles-synthesis-characterization-and-biomedical-applications
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Yunes Panahi, Masoud Farshbaf, Majid Mohammadhosseini, Mozhdeh Mirahadi, Rovshan Khalilov, Siamak Saghfi, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh
Liposome is a new nanostructure for the encapsulation and delivery of bioactive agents. There are a lot of bioactive materials that could be incorporated into liposomes including cosmetics, food ingredients, and pharmaceuticals. Liposomes possess particular properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability; accompanied by their nanosize they have potential applications in nanomedicine, cosmetics, and food industry. Nanoliposome technology offers thrilling chances for food technologists in fields including encapsulation and controlled release of food ingredients, also improved bioavailability and stability of sensitive materials...
February 8, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273256/surgical-count-process-evidence-for-patient-safety
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Patrícia Scotini Freitas, Karina Dal Sasso Mendes, Cristina Maria Galvão
Objective: To analyze the surgical count process according to reports of nurses working in surgical centers of a city in the state of São Paulo. Methods: Cross-sectional study with a sample of 55 nurses. Data collection occurred from August to December 2013, with application of an instrument submitted to face and content validation, composed of data on variables regarding characteristics of nurses, hospital, and surgical count process. Results: Fifty-two (94...
February 23, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262972/reliability-of-self-reported-questionnaire-on-occupational-radiation-practices-among-diagnostic-radiologic-technologists
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Moon Jung Kim, Eun Shil Cha, Yousun Ko, Byung Chul Chun, Won Jin Lee
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the reliability of a self-reported questionnaire on occupational radiation practices among radiologic technologists. METHODS: We enrolled 941 participants who had repeatedly completed the questionnaire from the 2012-2013 radiologic technologists' health study in South Korea. We used percentage agreement, kappa statistics, and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) to assess the reliability of responses on work practices. RESULTS: Overall agreement for ever-never diagnostic radiation procedures was high (87...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258207/nuclear-medicine-technologist-scope-of-practice-and-performance-standards
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March 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212693/sleep-medicine-in-saudi-arabia
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Aljohara S Almeneessier, Ahmed S BaHammam
The practice of sleep medicine in Saudi Arabia began in the mid to late 1990s. Since its establishment, this specialty has grown, and the number of specialists has increased. Based on the available data, sleep disorders are prevalent among the Saudi population, and the demand for sleep medicine services is expected to increase significantly. Currently, two training programs are providing structured training and certification in sleep medicine in this country. Recently, clear guidelines for accrediting sleep medicine specialists and technologists were approved...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195249/building-blocks-of-the-gipu-italian-group-of-ultrastructural-pathology
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V Papa, R Costa, G Cenacchi
The Italian Group of Ultrastructural Pathology, GIPU, is a scientific organization committed to promote the art and science of Electron Microscopy (EM) in the pathology field in Italy, sharing its professional work with a public audience. The history of the GIPU goes back to 1990s when a founder group set up the Italian Group of Ultrastructural Diagnostic (GIDU) in Milan. The central focus of annual meetings was on EM, transmission and scanning one, about interesting cases in which it was instrumental in diagnosis...
June 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182724/engineering-characterisation-of-epoxidized-natural-rubber-modified-hot-mix-asphalt
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Ramez A Al-Mansob, Amiruddin Ismail, Nur Izzi Md Yusoff, Riza Atiq O K Rahmat, Muhamad Nazri Borhan, Shaban Ismael Albrka, Che Husna Azhari, Mohamed Rehan Karim
Road distress results in high maintenance costs. However, increased understandings of asphalt behaviour and properties coupled with technological developments have allowed paving technologists to examine the benefits of introducing additives and modifiers. As a result, polymers have become extremely popular as modifiers to improve the performance of the asphalt mix. This study investigates the performance characteristics of epoxidized natural rubber (ENR)-modified hot-mix asphalt. Tests were conducted using ENR-asphalt mixes prepared using the wet process...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177650/ct-angiography-of-suspected-peripheral-artery-disease-comparison-of-contrast-enhancement-in-the-lower-extremities-of-patients-undergoing-and-those-not-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Takanori Masuda, Yoshinori Funama, Takeshi Nakaura, Naoyuki Imada, Tomoyasu Sato, Tomokazu Okimoto, Kazuo Awai
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to compare contrast enhancement on CT angiography (CTA) images of the lower extremity in patients with suspected peripheral artery disease who did not undergo hemodialysis (HD) and patients who were scanned before or after HD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We divided 287 consecutive patients who underwent CTA of the lower extremity on a 64-MDCT scanner into three groups: group 1 patients (n = 151) were not dependent on HD, group 2 patients (n = 70) were dependent on HD and underwent HD less than 24 hours after CTA, and group 3 (n = 66) were dependent on HD and underwent HD less than 24 hours before CTA...
February 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159711/quality-in-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-scans
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Sarah L Morgan, Ginnie L Prater
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the gold standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD), making the diagnosis of osteoporosis, and for monitoring changes in BMD over time. DXA data are also used in the determination of fracture risk. Procedural steps in DXA scanning can be broken down into scan acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and reporting. Careful attention to quality control pertaining to these procedural steps should theoretically be beneficial in patient management. Inattention to procedural steps and errors that may occur at each step has the possibility of providing information that would inform inappropriate clinical decisions, generating unnecessary healthcare expenses and ultimately causing avoidable harm to patients...
January 31, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151887/weight-based-contrast-administration-in-the-computerized-tomography-evaluation-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism-challenges-in-optimizing-imaging-quality
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Lisa Laurent, Ina Zamfirova, Suela Sulo, Pesach Baral
Compare individualized contrast protocol, or weight-based protocol, to standard methodology in evaluating acute pulmonary embolism.Retrospective chart review was performed on patients undergoing computed tomography angiography with standard contrast protocol (n = 50) or individualized protocol (n = 50). Computerized tomography images were assessed for vascular enhancement and image quality.Demographics were comparable, however, more patients in the individualized group were admitted to intensive care unit (48% vs 16%, P = 0...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138746/nuclear-medicine-training-and-practice-in-turkey
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Zehra Ozcan, M Fani Bozkurt, Belkıs Erbas, Hatice Durak
Nuclear medicine applications in Turkey started in the early 1950s, grew as an independent medical discipline and finally were recognized by the Ministry of Health in 1973. Later on, the professional organization of nuclear medicine physicians and other related professionals including radiopharmacists and technologists under the Turkish Society of Nuclear Medicine were established in 1975. Recently after completing more than a half century in Turkey, nuclear medicine has proved to be a strong and evolving medical field with more than 600 physicians serving for the changing needs of clinical practice throughout these years...
January 31, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130057/value-of-re-interpretation-of-controversial-eegs-in-a-tertiary-epilepsy-clinic
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Johan B Arends, Inge van der Linden, Saskia C Ebus, Mariëtte H Debeij, Boudewijn W Gunning, Machiel J Zwarts
OBJECTIVE: Diagnostic value and efficacy of re-interpretation of previous EEGs in 100 patients admitted to a tertiary epilepsy center with EEG results conflicting with the clinical diagnosis after the first visit. METHODS: EEGs were reclassified. A matched control group was included to assess the efficiency of the re-interpretation process. Efficacy was assessed by questionnaires and costs as number of technician hours needed. RESULTS: In 85 patients the previous EEG conclusion was known...
April 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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