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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909461/savanna-burning-methodology-for-fire-management-and-emissions-reduction-a-critical-review-of-influencing-factors
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Tek Narayan Maraseni, Kathryn Reardon-Smith, Greg Griffiths, Armando Apan
Savanna fire is a major source of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In Australia, savanna fire contributes about 3% of annual GHG emissions reportable to the Kyoto Protocol. In order to reduce GHG emissions from savanna burning, the Australian government has developed and approved a Kyoto compliant savanna controlled burning methodology-the first legal instrument of this kind at a global level-under its Emission Reduction Fund. However, this approved methodology is currently only applicable to nine vegetation fuel types across northern parts of Australia in areas which receive on average over 600 mm rainfall annually, covering only 15...
December 2016: Carbon Balance and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909444/smallholder-farms-and-the-potential-for-sustainable-intensification
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Leah M Mungai, Sieglinde Snapp, Joseph P Messina, Regis Chikowo, Alex Smith, Erin Anders, Robert B Richardson, Guiying Li
The sustainable intensification of African agriculture is gaining momentum with the compelling need to increase food and agricultural production. In Southern Africa, smallholder farming systems are predominately maize-based and subject to erratic climatic conditions. Farmer crop and soil management decisions are influenced by a plethora of complex factors such as market access resource availability, social relations, environment, and various messages on sustainable farming practices. Such factors pose barriers to increasing sustainable intensification in Africa...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909212/black-carbon-emission-reduction-strategies-in-healthcare-industry-for-effective-global-climate-change-management
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Emilia Mmbando Raila, David O Anderson
Climate change remains one of the biggest threats to life on earth to date with black carbon (BC) emissions or smoke being the strongest cause after carbon dioxide (CO2). Surprisingly, scientific evidence about black carbon emissions reduction in healthcare settings is sparse. This paper presents new research findings on the reduction of black carbon emissions from an observational study conducted at the UN Peacekeeping Operations (MINUSTAH) in Haiti in 2014. Researchers observed 20 incineration cycles, 30 minutes for each cycle of plastic and cardboard sharps healthcare waste (HCW) containers ranged from 3 to 14...
November 30, 2016: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903334/applying-an-evidence-based-assessment-model-to-identify-students-at-risk-for-perceived-academic-problems-following-concussion
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Danielle M Ransom, Alison R Burns, Eric A Youngstrom, Christopher G Vaughan, Maegan D Sady, Gerard A Gioia
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the utility of an evidence-based assessment (EBA) model to establish a multimodal set of tools for identifying students at risk for perceived post-injury academic problems. METHODS: Participants included 142 students diagnosed with concussion (age: M=14.95; SD=1.80; 59% male), evaluated within 4 weeks of injury (median=16 days). Demographics, pre-injury history, self- and parent-report measures assessing symptom severity and executive functions, and cognitive test performance were examined as predictors of self-reported post-injury academic problems...
November 2016: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900750/-the-management-of-itching-in-burn-patients-during-the-rehabilitation-stage
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Shu-Fen Lo, Li-Jung Chang, Ting-Yuan Shiue, Ching-Yi Pan, Hui-Chuan Wu
Pruritus, a distressing symptom that affects burn patients, not only interferes with activities of daily living but also causes disturbed sleep, which has been associated with anxiety, depression, and other types of negative moods. Furthermore, the uncontrolled scratching that often accompanies pruritus causes tissue damage and may damage or destroy the skin graft. In this paper, the authors first describe the definition and mechanism of pruritus and next use itching-assessment tools to identify the triggering factors...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900655/monitoring-and-assessment-of-soil-erosion-at-micro-scale-and-macro-scale-in-forests-affected-by-fire-damage-in-northern-iran
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Ali Akbarzadeh, Shoja Ghorbani-Dashtaki, Mehdi Naderi-Khorasgani, Ruth Kerry, Ruhollah Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi
Understanding the occurrence of erosion processes at large scales is very difficult without studying them at small scales. In this study, soil erosion parameters were investigated at micro-scale and macro-scale in forests in northern Iran. Surface erosion and some vegetation attributes were measured at the watershed scale in 30 parcels of land which were separated into 15 fire-affected (burned) forests and 15 original (unburned) forests adjacent to the burned sites. The soil erodibility factor and splash erosion were also determined at the micro-plot scale within each burned and unburned site...
December 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900250/effect-of-tens-on-stimulation-of-saliva-in-postmenopausal-women-with-or-without-oral-dryness-an-interventional-study
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Aravinda Konidena, Dheeraj Sharma, Gagan Puri, Avani Dixit, Deepa Jatti, Rajesh Gupta
BACKGROUND: Decreased estrogen levels in postmenopausal women may cause an increase in oral symptoms including dry mouth, burning sensation of the mouth, and taste alterations. Management of salivary gland hypofunction by various modalities had been tried with variable results and associated side effects or discomfort. AIM: To evaluate the effects of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) on whole salivary flow rate in postmenopausal females with and without oral dryness...
November 2016: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898491/psychosocial-factors-predict-opioid-analgesia-via-endogenous-opioid-function
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John W Burns, Stephen Bruehl, Christopher R France, Erik Schuster, Daria Orlowska, Asokumar Buvanendran, Melissa Chont, Rajnish K Gupta
Use of opioid analgesics for management of chronic nonmalignant pain has become common, yet there are presently no well-validated predictors of optimal opioid analgesic efficacy. We examined whether psychosocial factors (e.g. depressive symptoms) predicted changes in spontaneous low back pain following administration of opioid analgesics, and whether endogenous opioid (EO) function mediated these relationships. Participants with chronic low back pain but who were not chronic opioid users (N = 89) underwent assessment of low back pain intensity pre- and post-drug in three (counterbalanced) conditions: 1) placebo, 2) intravenous naloxone, 3) intravenous morphine...
November 18, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896190/the-use-of-locally-applied-vibration-to-minimize-pain-during-fractional-co2-laser-therapy-in-living-liver-donor-scar-management
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Sinyoung Song, Dong Hoon Choi, Tae Suk Oh
BACKGROUND: Fractional CO2 laser is an effective treatment for scars, but most patients complain about sharp burning pain, even after the application of lidocaine ointment. This study analyzed the impact of a vibrating device to nonpharmacologically reduce the acute pain of laser treatment, in accordance with the gate control theory of pain management. METHODS: This is a prospective study performed from May 2013 through March 2014. Fifty-three patients (mean age, 26...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896147/early-debridement-and-delayed-primary-vascularized-cover-in-forearm-electrical-burns-a-prospective-study
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Aniruddh Mene, Gautam Biswas, Atul Parashar, Anish Bhattacharya
AIM: To look into the management options of early debridement of the wound, followed by vascularized cover to bring in fresh blood supply to remaining tissue in electrical burns. METHODS: A total of 16 consecutive patients sustaining full thickness forearm burns over a period of one year were included in the study group. Debridement was undertaken within 48 h in 13 patients. Three patients were taken for debridement after 48 h. Debridement was repeated within 2-4 d after daily wound assessment and need for further debridement...
November 4, 2016: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894559/helicopter-transport-in-regionalized-burn-care-one-program-s-perspective
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Benjamin Nicholson, Harinder Dhindsa
BACKGROUND: The decision to use helicopter EMS (HEMS) for the transport of burn patients is a complex decision. This analysis sought to evaluate burn patients flown to burn centers who met predetermined criteria for patients who likely benefit from HEMS care. METHODS: A retrospective transport chart review of all burn transports covering the preceding nine and a half years was conducted to evaluate for HEMS appropriate criteria defined as patients requiring advanced airway management, ventilator support, facial burns, inhalation injury, circumferential burns, electrical or chemical burn, or major burns...
November 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894389/-qualitative-study-on-the-current-status-of-hospitalized-burn-children-s-quality-of-life
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R Q Lin, L Li, L Xu, Q Pan, J X Dai
Objective: To explore the current status of hospitalized burn children's quality of life, so as to lay foundation for carrying out the related intervention in future. Methods: Using qualitative research method, semi-structured interviews were conducted on 11 parents of burn children hospitalized in Department of Burns of Fujian Medical University Union Hospital from March to May 2016. Then the data were analyzed and concluded with phenomenological analysis method to refine the themes. Results: Parents' description about the current status of hospitalized burn children's quality of life could be summed up into four areas: physiology, psychology, social development, and family; and in six themes: obvious itching symptom, limited movement development, night terror and constant cry because of fear, reduced social game, negative attachment type, and parents under multiple pressures...
November 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894302/anti-inflammatory-and-burn-injury-wound-healing-properties-of-the-shell-of-haliotis-diversicolor
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Zhi-Cheng Chen, Shing-Yi Sean Wu, Wei-Yang Su, Yuan-Chuan Lin, Yi-Hsin Lee, Wei-Hao Wu, Chun-Hong Chen, Zhi-Hong Wen
BACKGROUND: The shell of Haliotis diversicolor, or shijueming (SJM), is a type of traditional Chinese medicine. The SJM has appeared in historical records as early as the third and fourth centuries. Historical records have revealed that SJM had mainly been used to treat eye diseases. After the Qing Dynasty (1757), records had emerged, detailing the use of SJM for treating skin injuries, particularly for treating poorly managed ulcers or traumatic wounds. Furthermore, in our anti-inflammation-screening system, SJM significantly inhibited the expression of pro-inflammatory proteins...
November 28, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893582/basic-burns-management-e-learning-a-new-teaching-tool
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Francesco M Egro
Burns teaching is organized only in a few medical schools in the United Kingdom. An e-learning tutorial was developed with the objective of incorporating burns teaching within the medical school curriculum. A 33-webpage e-learning was created, covering topics such as local and general response to burns, assessment of burns, first aid, primary and secondary survey, and referral guidelines. Medical student satisfaction was then evaluated using a 12-question feedback survey rated based on a Likert scale from 1 (very poor) to 5 (very good)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893572/pain-management-in-pediatric-burn-patients-review-of-recent-literature-and-future-directions
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Omar Pardesi, Gennadiy Fuzaylov
Childhood burns are a profoundly traumatic and painful experience. Despite recognition of the prevalence of burn injuries in children and the severity of the associated pain, burn pain remains undertreated. At the same time, more evidence is emerging to suggest that undertreated pain has serious long-term medical and psychiatric consequences, many of which can be ameliorated with improved pain control. Pain in burn patients is, however, notoriously difficult to treat, perhaps because there is a chronic pain aspect underlying the acute pain that accompanies wound care and procedures...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893570/nonoperative-treatment-of-a-tracheocutaneous-fistula-in-a-burn-patient
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Katherine Marie Huber, Alicia Rose Billington, Loryn J Taylor, Kimberly Brown Maynell, C Wayne Cruse
Tracheocutaneous fistula (TCF) is a complication occurring after decannulation of a long-term tracheostomy and can lead to significant morbidity. We describe a case of a TCF in a burn patient treated without surgery. No previous cases have been described. A 65-year-old woman presented with symptomatic hypertrophic burn scar contractures of the anterior neck 6 months after undergoing excision and grafting of full-thickness burns to the neck and chest. She had a history of tracheostomy placement at the time of burn...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891461/comparison-of-therapeutic-efficacy-of-placental-extract-with-dexamethasone-and-hyaluronic-acid-with-dexamethasone-for-oral-submucous-fibrosis-a-retrospective-analysis
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Palak Hasmukhbhai Shah, Rashmi Venkatesh, Chandramani Bhagawan More, Vaishnavee Vassandacoumara
INTRODUCTION: Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSMF) is a potentially malignant disease of the oral cavity associated with betel nut chewing. The management of OSMF has been a subject of controversy and no definitive and widely accepted treatment is currently available for this condition. AIM: To retrospectively evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of two treatment regimens (placental extract with dexamethasone and hyaluronic acid with dexamethasone) for the treatment of OSMF...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891454/efficacy-and-safety-of-intralesional-xantinol-nicotinate-in-the-treatment-of-various-stages-of-oral-submucous-fibrosis
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Udita Singh
INTRODUCTION: Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSMF) is one of the most prevalent potentially malignant disorders seen in South east population since ages. Despite the extensive amount of research held in this field, its treatment still remains a challenge. In this study, we present our experience in successfully managing OSMF with intralesional injections of a peripheral vasodilator namely xantinol nicotinate. AIM: To determine the efficacy and safety of intralesional xantinol nicotinate in the treatment of various stages of OSMF...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891318/complication-of-improper-management-of-sodium-hypochlorite-accident-during-root-canal-treatment
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Fatemah Faras, Fawaz Abo-Alhassan, Abdullah Sadeq, Hisham Burezq
Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) is a common irrigation solution used in root canal treatment. It has strong antibacterial and tissue dissolving properties. Nevertheless, it has some serious complications, some of which are life-threatening. A young male presented with severe chemical burn of the right infraorbital area and partial necrosis of the hard palate resulting from extrusion of NaOCl during root canal treatment of the upper right 2(nd) molar tooth. The patient had a facial scar, and mucosal damage healed nearly completely...
September 2016: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884557/laryngeal-trauma-following-an-inhalation-injury-a-review-and-case-report
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REVIEW
Gemma Hogg, Jay Goswamy, Sadie Khwaja, Nadeem Khwaja
The primary concern when managing a patient with inhalation injury is security of the airway. Airflow may be impeded by both edema of the upper airway and reduction of oxygen delivery to the lower respiratory tract. Although there has been much discussion regarding management of the latter, the focus of this article is the management of the former. This review aimed to determine the optimum management in burn victims with upper airway inhalation injury as an attempt to prevent laryngeal trauma leading to long-term voice disorders and upper airway dyspnea...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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