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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738397/effects-of-self-management-education-through-telephone-follow-up-in-diabetic-patients
#1
Mahmood Namjoo Nasab, Abbas Ghavam, Abbas Yazdanpanah, Fereidoun Jahangir, Nasrin Shokrpour
It is expected that the number of people living with diabetes rise especially in low- and middle-income countries. In Iran, more than four million adults have diabetes mellitus, and self-management education is essential for effective diabetes self-care. This study aimed to investigate the effect of self-management education with telephone follow-up in diabetic patients of rural areas of Fars province in Lamerd city, Iran. In this experimental study, 64 participants were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups (32 patients for each group)...
July 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738139/association-of-history-of-dizziness-and-long-term-adverse-outcomes-with-early-vs-later-orthostatic-hypotension-assessment-times-in-middle-aged-adults
#2
Stephen P Juraschek, Natalie Daya, Andreea M Rawlings, Lawrence J Appel, Edgar R Miller, B Gwen Windham, Michael E Griswold, Gerardo Heiss, Elizabeth Selvin
Importance: Guidelines recommend assessing orthostatic hypotension (OH) 3 minutes after rising from supine to standing positions. It is not known whether measurements performed immediately after standing predict adverse events as strongly as measurements performed closer to 3 minutes. Objective: To compare early vs later OH measurements and their association with history of dizziness and longitudinal adverse outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was a prospective cohort study of middle-aged (range, 44-66 years) participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (1987-1989)...
July 24, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738090/maternal-25-oh-d-concentrations-%C3%A2-40-ng-ml-associated-with-60-lower-preterm-birth-risk-among-general-obstetrical-patients-at-an-urban-medical-center
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Sharon L McDonnell, Keith A Baggerly, Carole A Baggerly, Jennifer L Aliano, Christine B French, Leo L Baggerly, Myla D Ebeling, Charles S Rittenberg, Christopher G Goodier, Julio F Mateus Niño, Rebecca J Wineland, Roger B Newman, Bruce W Hollis, Carol L Wagner
BACKGROUND: Given the high rate of preterm birth (PTB) nationwide and data from RCTs demonstrating risk reduction with vitamin D supplementation, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) implemented a new standard of care for pregnant women to receive vitamin D testing and supplementation. OBJECTIVES: To determine if the reported inverse relationship between maternal 25(OH)D and PTB risk could be replicated at MUSC, an urban medical center treating a large, diverse population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737992/temporal-trends-in-use-of-biologic-dmards-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-united-states-a-cohort-study-of-publicly-and-privately-insured-patients
#4
Rishi J Desai, Daniel H Solomon, Yinzhu Jin, Jun Liu, Seoyoung C Kim
BACKGROUND: Ten biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are available as treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but relatively little is known about population-level time trends in the use of these agents. OBJECTIVE: To describe time trends in the use of bDMARDs in RA patients with private or public insurance in the United States. METHODS: Claims data from private (Optum Clinformatics, 2004-2015) and public (Medicaid Analytic eXtract [MAX], 2000-2010) insurance programs were used...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737758/real-world-experience-with-0-2%C3%A2-%C3%AE-g-day-fluocinolone-acetonide-intravitreal-implant-iluvien-in-the-united-kingdom
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C Bailey, U Chakravarthy, A Lotery, G Menon, J Talks
AimsTo compare safety outcomes and visual function data acquired in the real-world setting with FAME study results in eyes treated with 0.2 μg/day fluocinolone acetonide (FAc).MethodsFourteen UK clinical sites contributed to pseudoanonymised data collected using the same electronic medical record system. Data pertaining to eyes treated with FAc implant for diabetic macular oedema (DMO) was extracted. Intraocular pressure (IOP)-related adverse events were defined as use of IOP-lowering medication, any rise in IOP>30 mm Hg, or glaucoma surgery...
July 24, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735350/inflammatory-joint-disorders-and-neutrophilic-dermatoses-a-comprehensive-review
#6
REVIEW
Massimo Cugno, Roberta Gualtierotti, Pier Luigi Meroni, Angelo Valerio Marzano
Rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis are inflammatory joint disorders with an autoimmune pathogenesis and systemic involvement. The skin is one of the most frequently affected extraarticular sites with a number of manifestations or distinct diseases, including common conditions, such as rheumatoid nodules and psoriasis, and rare diseases like neutrophilic dermatoses. The latter are clinically characterised by polymorphic lesions, including pustules, bullae, abscesses, papules, nodules, plaques and ulcers, and histologically by neutrophil-rich inflammatory infiltrates...
July 22, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733998/quiescent-oct4-neural-stem-cells-nscs-repopulate-ablated-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-nscs-in-the-adult-mouse-brain
#7
Rachel L Reeve, Samantha Z Yammine, Cindi M Morshead, Derek van der Kooy
Adult primitive neural stem cells (pNSCs) are a rare population of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)(-) Oct4(+) cells in the mouse forebrain subependymal zone bordering the lateral ventricles that give rise to clonal neurospheres in leukemia inhibitory factor in vitro. pNSC neurospheres can be passaged to self-renew or give rise to GFAP(+) NSCs that form neurospheres in epidermal growth factor and fibroblast growth factor 2, which we collectively refer to as definitive NSCs (dNSCs). Label retention experiments using doxycycline-inducible histone-2B (H2B)-green fluorescent protein (GFP) mice and several chase periods of up to 1 year quantified the adult pNSC cell cycle time as 3-5 months...
July 21, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733132/plastic-and-micro-evolutionary-responses-of-a-nematode-to-the-host-immune-environment
#8
Emmanuel Guivier, Cédric Lippens, Bruno Faivre, Gabriele Sorci
Parasitic organisms have to cope with the defences deployed by their hosts and this can be achieved adopting immune evasion strategies or optimal life history traits according to the prevailing pattern of immune-mediated mortality. Parasites often encounter variable immune environments both within and between hosts, promoting the evolution of plastic strategies instead of fixed responses. Here, we explored the plasticity and micro-evolutionary responses of immunomodulatory mechanisms and life history traits to the immune environment provided by the host, using the parasitic nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus...
July 18, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733072/early-myocardial-edema-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-is-stable-and-not-bimodal-in-humans-evidence-from-a-large-cmr-multicenter-study
#9
Thomas Stiermaier, Holger Thiele, Ingo Eitel
BACKGROUND: Experimental data reported a temporal pattern of myocardial edema following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the time course of myocardial edema in a large population of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: Myocardium at risk (MAR), infarct size (IS) and myocardial salvage index (MSI) were compared according to the time between infarction and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in a large multicenter STEMI cohort (n=795)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730222/tuberculosis-and-its-particularities-in-romania-and-worldwide
#10
Floarea Mimi NiŢu, Mihai Olteanu, Costin Teodor Streba, Gabriela Jimborean, Paraschiva Postolache, Milena Adina Man, Antigona Carmen Trofor, Roxana Maria Nemeş, Livia Dragonu, Mădălina Olteanu
Tuberculosis (TB) is a global health issue, with a rising incidence since the beginning of this century. It poses a severe mortality risk and also poses a serious economic risk as it reduces the working capacity of an individual in the most productive part of life. Developing countries face widespread tuberculosis infection - up to 95% of all cases and 98% of deaths, respectively. It is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (the Koch bacillus) that can be contracted from either humans or animal hosts...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730189/solvent-gated-thin-film-transistors
#11
Kyriaki Manoli, Preethi Seshadri, Mandeep Singh, Cinzia Di Franco, Angelo Nacci, Gerardo Palazzo, Luisa Torsi
Electrical double layer (EDL) thin film transistors (TFTs) are an interesting class of transistors that use an electrolyte as the gating medium. Recently it has been demonstrated that pure organic solvents can also be used as gating media for TFTs without the addition of exogenous electrolytes. Here we present a systematic study of the performances of TFTs based on two different semiconductors (P3HT and ZnO) gated through nine different solvents either pure or loaded with NaCl. The nature of the solvent impacts the transfer characteristics of the TFT through a change in the gating capacitance while the threshold voltage remains unaffected...
July 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729743/superconformal-bottom-up-gold-deposition-in-high-aspect-ratio-through-silicon-vias
#12
D Josell, T P Moffat
This work presents superconformal, bottom-up Au filling of high aspect ratio through silicon vias (TSVs) along with a predictive framework based on the coupling of suppression breakdown and surface topography. The work extends a previous study of superconformal Au deposition in lower aspect ratio TSVs. Deposition was performed in a Na3AuSO3 electrolyte containing a branched polyethyleneimine (PEI) deposition-rate suppressing additive. Voltammetric measurements using a rotating disk electrode (RDE) were used to assess the impact of the PEI suppressor concentration and transport on the rate of metal deposition, enabling the interplay between metal deposition and suppressor adsorption to be quantified...
2017: Journal of the Electrochemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729228/tangled-history-of-the-european-uses-of-sphagnum-moss-and-sphagnol
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REVIEW
Jacek Drobnik, Adam Stebel
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sphagnum mosses and peat could have been utilized as wound dressings for centuries, however reliable data on this subject are ambiguous; sometimes even no distinction between peat moss (Sphagnum spp.) and peat is made or these terms become confused. The first scientific account on surgical use of peat comes from 1882: a peat digger who successfully, by himself and in the way unknown to the then medicine, cured an open fracture of his forearm with peat. The peat, and very soon the peat moss itself (which is the major constituent of peat) drew attention of the 19(th)-century surgeons...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729147/adult-umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation-using-myeloablative-thiotepa-total-body-irradiation-and-fludarabine-conditioning
#14
Sarah Anand, Samantha Thomas, Kelly Corbet, Cristina Gasparetto, Gwynn D Long, Richard Lopez, Ashley K Morris, David A Rizzieri, Keith M Sullivan, Anthony D Sung, Stefanie Sarantopoulos, Nelson J Chao, Mitchell E Horwitz
Treatment related mortality (TRM) remains elevated in adult patients undergoing umbilical cord blood (UCB) transplantation, including an early rise in TRM suggestive of excessive toxicity associated with the standard myeloablative total body irradiation (TBI), fludarabine, and cyclophosphamide regimen. In an attempt to reduce regimen-related toxicity, we previously studied a modified myeloablative regimen with total body irradiation (1350 cGy) and fludarabine (160 mg/m(2)); TRM was decreased but neutrophil engraftment was suboptimal...
July 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728003/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-low-energetic-microwave-irradiation-on-anaerobic-digestion
#15
Bert Bastiaens, Rob Van den Broeck, Lise Appels, Raf Dewil
The present study investigates the effects of microwave irradiation on the performance of anaerobic digestion processes. A first set of experiments is performed to distinguish the upper limit of the applied energy levels. Secondly, the effects of these treatments on the performance of the digestion process are evaluated in 3 experimental setups: (i) monitoring the acetic acid degradation, (ii) performing a biological methane potential (BMP) assay and (iii) conducting a specific methanogenic activity (SMA) test...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727103/effects-of-dietary-calcium-fructoborate-supplementation-on-joint-comfort-and-flexibility-and-serum-inflammatory-markers-in-dogs-with-osteoarthritis
#16
A K Price, M R C de Godoy, T A Harper, K E Knap, S Joslyn, Z Pietrzkowski, B K Cross, K B Detweiler, K S Swanson
Our objective was to evaluate the short-term effects of calcium fructoborate (CFB) on gait, joint range of motion, serum inflammatory markers, and owner perception of pain in client-owned dogs. We used 59 osteoarthritic dogs with impairment, with dogs being randomly assigned to 4 treatments: placebo (60 mg fructose; = 15), low dose (69 mg CFB; = 14), high dose (127 mg CFB; = 14), or combination (69 mg CFB, 500 mg glucosamine hydrochloride and 200 mg chondroitin sulfate; = 16). Dogs up to 22.9 kg received 1 capsule/d, while dogs weighing 23 to 50 kg received 2 capsules/d...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726485/annals-express-20%C3%AE-and-20%C3%AE-dihydrocortisone-may-interfere-in-lc-ms-ms-determination-of-cortisol-in-saliva-and-urine
#17
Marlen Israelsson, Ralph Brattsand, Goran Brattsand
BACKGROUND: LC-MS/MS methods offer high selectivity in cortisol determinations. However, endogenous steroid metabolites may still interfere and compromise the results, for example in the diagnosis of Cushing´s syndrome. Erroneously elevated cortisol may, in particular, be misleading at the low concentrations found in salivary samples obtained at late night and after dexamethasone suppression. METHODS: Interferences in our LC-MS/MS method used for determination of cortisol in saliva and urine were identified by comparing their retention times and mass spectra with those of pure candidate substances...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725452/mapmysmoke-feasibility-of-a-new-quit-cigarette-smoking-mobile-phone-application-using-integrated-geo-positioning-technology-and-motivational-messaging-within-a-primary-care-setting
#18
Robert S Schick, Thomas W Kelsey, John Marston, Kay Samson, Gerald W Humphris
BACKGROUND: Approximately 11,000 people die in Scotland each year as a result of smoking-related causes. Quitting smoking is relatively easy; maintaining a quit attempt is a very difficult task with success rates for unaided quit attempts stubbornly remaining in the single digits. Pharmaceutical treatment can improve these rates by lowering the overall reward factor of nicotine. However, these and related nicotine replacement therapies do not operate on, or address, the spatial and contextual aspects of smoking behaviour...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724383/molecular-characterization-and-genetic-relatedness-of-clinically-acinetobacter-baumanii-isolates-conferring-increased-resistance-to-the-first-and-second-generations-of-tetracyclines-in-iran
#19
Zahra Meshkat, Himen Salimizand, Yousef Amini, Mostafa Khakshoor, Davoud Mansouri, Hadi Farsiani, Kiarash Ghazvini, Adel Najafi
BACKGROUND: The increasing resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii to antibiotics has recently been regarded as a notable therapeutic difficulty. Evaluating resistance rates of some A. baumannii isolates to tetracyclines had an impact on understanding the antibiotic resistance dissemination. By comparing genetic characteristics and relatedness of A. baumannii isolates, we are able to determine the transition dynamics of outbreak isolates. METHODS: A total of 72 non-duplicate isolates of A...
July 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724380/the-use-of-entertainment-and-communication-technologies-before-sleep-could-affect-sleep-and-weight-status-a-population-based-study-among-children
#20
Nomathemba Dube, Kaviul Khan, Sarah Loehr, Yen Chu, Paul Veugelers
BACKGROUND: Short sleep duration and poor sleep quality have been demonstrated to be associated with childhood obesity. It has been suggested that electronic entertainment and communication devices (EECDs) including TVs, computers, tablets, video games and cell phones interfere with sleep in children and youth. The aim of this study was to assess the impact that the use of EECDs in the hour before bedtime has on sleep and weight status to inform sleep promotion interventions and programs to prevent childhood obesity...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
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