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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457695/functionalization-of-a-nanostructured-hydroxyapatite-with-copper-ii-compounds-as-pesticide-in-situ-tem-and-esem-observations-of-treated-vitis-vinifera-l-leaves
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Enrico Battiston, Maria C Salvatici, Alessandro Lavacchi, Antonietta Gatti, Stefano Di Marco, Laura Mugnai
BACKGROUND: The present study evaluates a biocompatible material for plant protection to reduce the amount of active substance applied. We used a synthetic hydroxyapatite (HA) that has been studied extensively due its bioactivity and biocompatibility. Aggregation between HA nanoparticles and four copper(II) compounds applied in Vitis vinifera L. leaves as pesticide was studied. Formulations were characterised by XRD, DLS, electron microscopy and applied in planta to verify the particle aggregation and efficiency in controlling the pathogen, Plasmopara viticola...
February 19, 2018: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457631/non-invasive-genetic-censusing-and-monitoring-of-primate-populations
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Mimi Arandjelovic, Linda Vigilant
Knowing the density or abundance of primate populations is essential for their conservation management and contextualizing socio-demographic and behavioral observations. When direct counts of animals are not possible, genetic analysis of non-invasive samples collected from wildlife populations allows estimates of population size with higher accuracy and precision than is possible using indirect signs. Furthermore, in contrast to traditional indirect survey methods, prolonged or periodic genetic sampling across months or years enables inference of group membership, movement, dynamics, and some kin relationships...
February 19, 2018: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457256/innovation-in-values-based-public-health-nursing-student-selection-a-qualitative-evaluation-of-candidate-and-selection-panel-member-perspectives
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Caroline McGraw, Stephen Abbott, Judy Brook
OBJECTIVES: Values based recruitment emerges from the premise that a high degree of value congruence, or the extent to which an individual's values are similar to those of the health organization in which they work, leads to organizational effectiveness. The aim of this evaluation was to explore how candidates and selection panel members experienced and perceived innovative methods of values based public health nursing student selection. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: The evaluation was framed by a qualitative exploratory design involving semi-structured interviews and a group exercise...
February 19, 2018: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457126/using-predictive-evaluation-to-design-evaluate-and-improve-training-for-polio-volunteers
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Denise A Traicoff, Dave Basarab, Derek T Ehrhardt, Sandi Brown, Martin Celaya, Dennis Jarvis, Elizabeth H Howze
Background: Predictive Evaluation (PE) uses a four-step process to predict results then designs and evaluates a training intervention accordingly. In 2012, the Sustainable Management Development Program (SMDP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used PE to train Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program volunteers. Methods: Stakeholders defined specific beliefs and practices that volunteers should demonstrate. These predictions and adult learning practices were used to design a curriculum to train four cohorts...
March 2018: Pedagogy in Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457001/control-of-infectious-diseases-in-the-era-of-european-clinical-microbiology-laboratory-consolidation-new-challenges-and-opportunities-for-the-patient-and-for-public-health-surveillance
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Olivier Vandenberg, Zisis Kozlakidis, Jacques Schrenzel, Marc Jean Struelens, Judith Breuer
Many new innovative diagnostic approaches have been made available during the last 10 years with major impact on patient care and public health surveillance. In parallel, to enhance the cost-effectiveness of the clinical microbiology laboratories (CMLs), European laboratory professionals have streamlined their organization leading to amalgamation of activities and restructuring of their professional relationships with clinicians and public health specialists. Through this consolidation process, an operational model has emerged that combines large centralized clinical laboratories performing most tests on one high-throughput analytical platform connected to several distal laboratories dealing locally with urgent analyses at near point of care...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456245/animal-models-of-monoclonal-immunoglobulin-related-renal-diseases
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Christophe Sirac, Guillermo A Herrera, Paul W Sanders, Vecihi Batuman, Sebastien Bender, Maria V Ayala, Vincent Javaugue, Jiamin Teng, Elba A Turbat-Herrera, Michel Cogné, Guy Touchard, Nelson Leung, Frank Bridoux
The renal deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulins can cause severe renal complications in patients with B cell and plasma cell lymphoproliferative disorders. The overproduction of a structurally unique immunoglobulin can contribute to the abnormal propensity of monoclonal immunoglobulins to aggregate and deposit in specific organs. A wide range of renal diseases can occur in multiple myeloma or monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance, including tubular and glomerular disorders with organized or unorganized immunoglobulin deposits...
February 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455804/step-by-step-aortic-valve-replacement-with-a-new-rapid-deployment-valve
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Kevin D Accola, W Randolph Chitwood, Mubashir A Mumtaz, Glenn R Barnhart
PURPOSE: Rapid deployment/sutureless aortic valve replacement is aimed at minimizing the invasiveness of surgical aortic valve replacement. We describe the implantation techniques of a new rapid deployment aortic valve, focusing on its unique and challenging features. DESCRIPTION: The EDWARDS INTUITY Elite aortic valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA) represents a hybrid between the surgical PERIMOUNT Magna Ease (Edwards Lifesciences) pericardial valve, but with advanced features of the percutaneous SAPIEN valve system (Edwards Lifesciences)...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455777/palliative-treatment-of-coronary-atherosclerotic-cancer-by-drug-eluting-or-bare-metal-stents-from-oculo-stenotic-reflex-period-to-age-of-precision-medicine
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Elif Hande Ozcan Cetin, Ozcan Ozeke, Erdogan Ilkay, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloglu, Zehra Golbasi, Sinan Aydogdu, Can Ozer
Medications and treatments are said to have a palliative effect if they relieve symptoms without having a curative effect on the underlying disease such as atherosclerosis or cancer. Some authors speculated that atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) could be considered a "cancer of the coronary arterial wall". Although the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has proven to be effective in decreasing mortality rates among patients with acute coronary syndromes, the previous meta-analyses of PCI versus optimal medical therapy for stable CAD have not been able to demonstrate a reduction in major adverse cardiac outcomes...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455722/computer-assisted-motivational-interviewing-intervention-to-facilitate-teen-pregnancy-prevention-and-fitness-behavior-changes-a-randomized-trial-for-young-men
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David L Bell, Samantha Garbers, Marina Catallozzi, R Stanley Hum, Meredith Nechitilo, Ian W McKeague, Emilia H Koumans, L Duane House, Susan L Rosenthal, Melanie A Gold
PURPOSE: Despite recent declines, teen unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in the United States remain at levels higher than comparable nations. Initiatives to prevent teen pregnancy have focused primarily on female adolescents; how to effectively engage young men to reduce their risk of fathering a teen pregnancy has not been well studied. We proposed to adapt an innovative computer-assisted motivational interviewing (CAMI) intervention, originally designed and tested with young women, for use with young men, aged 15-24 years, to reduce their risk of fathering a teen pregnancy...
March 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454549/technology-advances-to-improve-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-what-clinicians-should-know
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Angelo Auricchio, Ward A Heggermont
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a well-established treatment for symptomatic heart failure patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, prolonged QRS duration, and abnormal QRS morphology. The ultimate goals of modern CRT are to improve the proportion of patients responding to CRT and to maximize the response to CRT in patients who do respond. While the rate of CRT nonresponders has moderately but progressively decreased over the last 20 years, mostly in patients with left bundle branch block, in patients without left bundle branch block the response rate is almost unchanged...
February 14, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453841/beyond-cost-benefit-analysis-in-the-governance-of-synthetic-biology
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Wendell Wallach, Marc Saner, Gary Marchant
For many innovations, oversight fits nicely within existing governance mechanisms; nevertheless, others pose unique public health, environmental, and ethical challenges. Synthetic artemisinin, for example, has many precursors in laboratory-developed drugs that emulate natural forms of the same drug. The policy challenges posed by synthetic artemisinin do not differ significantly in kind from other laboratory-formulated drugs. Synthetic biofuels and gene drives, however, fit less clearly into existing governance structures...
January 2018: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453815/the-use-of-chitosan-porous-3d-scaffolds-embedded-with-resolvin-d1-to-improve-in-vivo-bone-healing
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Daniela P Vasconcelos, Madalena Costa, Nuno Neves, José H Teixeira, Daniel M Vasconcelos, Susana G Santos, Artur P Águas, Mário A Barbosa, Judite N Barbosa
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect chitosan (Ch) porous 3D scaffolds embedded with resolvin D1 (RvD1), an endogenous pro-resolving lipid mediator, on bone tissue healing. These scaffolds previous developed by us have demonstrated to have immunomodulatory properties namely in the modulation of the macrophage inflammatory phenotypic profile in an in vivo model of inflammation. Herein, results obtained in an in vivo rat femoral defect model demonstrated that two months after Ch+RvD1 scaffolds implantation, an increase in new bone formation, in bone trabecular thickness, and in collagen type I and Coll I/Coll III ratio were observed...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453587/trimorphic-extreme-clubfoot-deformities-and-their-management-by-triple-surgical-skin-expanders-dolar-dolarz-and-dolarz-e-evidence-based-mega-corrections-without-arthrodesis
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Rattan L Mittal
AIM/PURPOSE: Extreme congenital club foot deformities are common in developing countries, presenting at birth, persisting in children, adolescents and adults; as untreated/under-corrected by conservative and/or surgical means. Scores of confusing names exist in literature for such deformities with no good treatment available; mostly advocating unacceptable arthrodesis. The author researched this grey area for more than 40 years and successfully innovated improved surgical corrections, more acceptable to patients...
February 17, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453272/building-the-child-safety-collaborative-innovation-and-improvement-network-how-does-it-work-and-what-is-it-achieving
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Jennifer B Leonardo, Rebecca S Spicer, Maria Katradis, Jennifer Allison, Rebekah Thomas
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated whether the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CS CoIIN) framework could be applied in the field of injury and violence prevention to reduce fatalities, hospitalizations and emergency department visits among 0-19 year olds. SAMPLE: Twenty-one states/jurisdictions were accepted into cohort 1 of the CS CoIIN, and 14 were engaged from March 2016 through April 2017. A quality improvement framework was used to test, implement and spread evidence-based change ideas (strategies and programs) in child passenger safety, falls prevention, interpersonal violence prevention, suicide and self-harm prevention and teen driver safety...
February 16, 2018: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452623/currently-available-radiopharmaceuticals-for-imaging-infection-and-the-holy-grail
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REVIEW
Ebru Salmanoglu, Sung Kim, Mathew L Thakur
Infection is ubiquitous. However, its management is challenging for both the patients and the health-care providers. Scintigraphic imaging of infection dates back nearly half a century. The advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of disease at cellular and molecular levels have paved the way to the development of a large number of radiopharmaceuticals for scintigraphic imaging of infection. These include radiolabeling of blood elements such as serum proteins, white blood cells (WBCs), and cytokines, to name a few...
March 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452560/health-care-efficiencies-consolidation-and-alternative-models-vs-health-care-and-antitrust-regulation-irreconcilable-differences
#16
Michael W King
Despite the U.S. substantially outspending peer high income nations with almost 18% of GDP dedicated to health care, on any number of statistical measurements from life expectancy to birth rates to chronic disease, 1 the U.S. achieves inferior health outcomes. In short, Americans receive a very disappointing return on investment on their health care dollars, causing economic and social strain. 2 Accordingly, the debates rage on: what is the top driver of health care spending? Among the culprits: poor communication and coordination among disparate providers, paperwork required by payors and regulations, well-intentioned physicians overprescribing treatments, drugs and devices, outright fraud and abuse, and medical malpractice litigation...
November 2017: American Journal of Law & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452113/technological-innovation-strategies-for-the-specific-treatment-of-chagas-disease-based-on-benznidazole
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REVIEW
Leslie Raphael de Moura Ferraz, Alinne Élida Gonçalves Alves, Débora Dolores Souza da Silva Nascimento, Isabela Araújo E Amariz, Aline Silva Ferreira, Salvana Priscylla Manso Costa, Larissa Araújo Rolim, Ádley Antonini Neves de Lima, Pedro José Rolim Neto
Caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, Chagas disease is responsible for public health problems greater in magnitude than those attributed to malaria, schistosomiasis, or leishmaniasis. A factor in the socioeconomic development of poor countries, Chagas disease can cause death due to a high parasitic burden during its acute phase due and irreversible damage in organs such as the heart, esophagus, and colon during its chronic phase, even when the number of parasites is minimal. For treating Chagas disease, benznidazole (BNZ) remains the drug of choice and, in Latin America, the only drug on the market for treating the disease...
February 13, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452002/conditions-based-learning-theory-as-a-framework-for-comparative-effectiveness-reviews-a-worked-example
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Liam Rourke, Jessica Leong, Patricia Chatterly
Phenomenon: An evidence-informed era of medical education encourages the generation and use of comparative-effectiveness reviews, yet the reviews often conclude, curiously, that all instructional approaches are equally effective. APPROACH: We used a conditions-based learning theory to structure a review of the comparative-effectiveness literature on electrocardiogram instruction. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE (Ovid), ERIC (Ovid), PsycINFO (Ovid), and CINAHL (EBSCO) from inception to June 2016...
February 16, 2018: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451350/an-economic-assessment-of-contemporary-kidney-transplant-practice
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David Axelrod, Mark A Schnitzler, Huiling Xiao, William Irish, Elizabeth Tuttle-Newhall, Su-Hsin Chang, Bertram L Kasiske, Tarek Alhamad, Krista L Lentine
Kidney transplant is the optimal therapy for end stage renal disease, prolonging survival and reducing healthcare spending. Prior economic analyses of kidney transplant using Markov models, have generally assumed compatible, low risk, donors. The economic implications of using deceased donor kidneys with high kidney donor profile index (KPDI) scores, ABO incompatible or HLA incompatible living donors has not been assessed. The costs of transplant and dialysis were compared using discrete event simulation over a 10-year period, using data from the United States Renal Data System, Vizient ™ (Irving, Texas), and literature review...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451169/patient-perception-and-preference-of-eus-guided-drainage-over-percutaneous-drainage-when-endoscopic-transpapillary-biliary-drainage-fails-an-international-multicenter-survey
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Kwangwoo Nam, Dong Uk Kim, Tae Hoon Lee, Takuji Iwashita, Yousuke Nakai, Ahmed Bolkhir, Lara Aguilera Castro, Enrique Vazquez-Sequeiros, Carlos de la Serna, Manuel Perez-Miranda, John G Lee, Sang Soo Lee, Dong-Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim, Do Hyun Park
Background and Objectives: EUS-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) is a feasible procedure when ERCP fails, as is percutaneous transhepatic BD (PTBD). However, little is known about patient perception and preference of EUS-BD and PTBD. Patients and Methods: An international multicenter survey was conducted in seven tertiary referral centers. In total, 327 patients, scheduled to undergo ERCP for suspected malignant biliary obstruction, were enrolled in the study. Patients received decision aids with visual representation regarding the techniques, benefits, and adverse events (AEs) of EUS-BD and PTBD...
January 2018: Endoscopic Ultrasound
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