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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208965/long-term-outcomes-of-kangaroo-mother-care-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Sunil Gavhane, Deepak Eklare, Haseeb Mohammad
INTRODUCTION: Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has been gaining acceptance as an effective alternative to incubator based Conventional Medical Care (CMC) in preterm or Low Birth Weight (LBW) infants especially in resource scarce developing countries. AIM: To report and analyse the long-term effects of KMC for relatively stable Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) infants on nutritional indicators and feeding conditions at 6-12 months of corrected age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was done at a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of a teaching institution in southern India...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195719/generalized-temporal-acceleration-scheme-for-kinetic-monte-carlo-simulations-of-surface-catalytic-processes-by-scaling-the-rates-of-fast-reactions
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Eric Christopher Dybeck, Craig Patrick Plaisance, Matthew Neurock
A novel algorithm has been developed to achieve temporal acceleration during kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) simulations of surface catalytic processes. This algorithm allows for the direct simulation of reaction networks containing kinetic processes occurring on vastly disparate timescales which computationally overburden standard KMC methods. Previously developed methods for temporal acceleration in KMC have been designed for specific systems and often require a priori information from the user such as identifying the fast and slow processes...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152330/randomized-controlled-trial-on-effect-of-intermittent-early-versus-late-kangaroo-mother-care-on-human-milk-feeding-in-low-birth-weight-neonates
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Dhaarani Jayaraman, Kanya Mukhopadhyay, Anil Kumar Bhalla, Lakhbir Kaur Dhaliwal
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding at discharge among sick low-birth-weight (LBW) infants is low despite counseling and intervention like kangaroo mother care (KMC). Research aim: The aim was to study the effects of early initiation of KMC on exclusive human milk feeding, growth, mortality, and morbidities in LBW neonates compared with late initiation of KMC during the hospital stay and postdischarge. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted in level 2 and 3 areas of a tertiary care neonatal unit over 15 months...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122592/barriers-and-enablers-of-health-system-adoption-of-kangaroo-mother-care-a-systematic-review-of-caregiver-perspectives
#4
Emily R Smith, Ilana Bergelson, Stacie Constantian, Bina Valsangkar, Grace J Chan
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in child survival in the past four decades, an estimated 6.3 million children under the age of five die each year, and more than 40% of these deaths occur in the neonatal period. Interventions to reduce neonatal mortality are needed. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is one such life-saving intervention; however it has not yet been fully integrated into health systems around the world. Utilizing a conceptual framework for integration of targeted health interventions into health systems, we hypothesize that caregivers play a critical role in the adoption, diffusion, and assimilation of KMC...
January 25, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109232/thermodynamics-and-simulation-of-hard-sphere-fluid-and-solid-kinetic-monte-carlo-method-versus-standard-metropolis-scheme
#5
E A Ustinov
The paper aims at a comparison of techniques based on the kinetic Monte Carlo (kMC) and the conventional Metropolis Monte Carlo (MC) methods as applied to the hard-sphere (HS) fluid and solid. In the case of the kMC, an alternative representation of the chemical potential is explored [E. A. Ustinov and D. D. Do, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 366, 216 (2012)], which does not require any external procedure like the Widom test particle insertion method. A direct evaluation of the chemical potential of the fluid and solid without thermodynamic integration is achieved by molecular simulation in an elongated box with an external potential imposed on the system in order to reduce the particle density in the vicinity of the box ends...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106154/anisotropic-hydrogen-diffusion-in-%C3%AE-zr-and-zircaloy-predicted-by-accelerated-kinetic-monte-carlo-simulations
#6
Yongfeng Zhang, Chao Jiang, Xianming Bai
This report presents an accelerated kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) method to compute the diffusivity of hydrogen in hcp metals and alloys, considering both thermally activated hopping and quantum tunneling. The acceleration is achieved by replacing regular KMC jumps in trapping energy basins formed by neighboring tetrahedral interstitial sites, with analytical solutions for basin exiting time and probability. Parameterized by density functional theory (DFT) calculations, the accelerated KMC method is shown to be capable of efficiently calculating hydrogen diffusivity in α-Zr and Zircaloy, without altering the kinetics of long-range diffusion...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062451/reckoner-read-error-corrector-based-on-kmc
#7
Maciej Długosz, Sebastian Deorowicz
: Presence of sequencing errors in data produced by next-generation sequencers affects quality of downstream analyzes. Accuracy of them can be improved by performing error correction of sequencing reads. We introduce a new correction algorithm capable of processing eukaryotic close to 500 Mbp-genome-size, high error-rated data using less than 4 GB of RAM in about 35 min on 16-core computer. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: Program is freely available at http://sun...
January 5, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047210/th-ab-bra-07-penelope-based-gpu-accelerated-dose-calculation-system-applied-to-mri-guided-radiation-therapy
#8
Y Wang, T Mazur, O Green, Y Hu, H Li, V Rodriguez, H Wooten, D Yang, T Zhao, S Mutic, H Li
PURPOSE: The clinical commissioning of IMRT subject to a magnetic field is challenging. The purpose of this work is to develop a GPU-accelerated Monte Carlo dose calculation platform based on PENELOPE and then use the platform to validate a vendor-provided MRIdian head model toward quality assurance of clinical IMRT treatment plans subject to a 0.35 T magnetic field. METHODS: We first translated PENELOPE from FORTRAN to C++ and validated that the translation produced equivalent results...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017865/a-multi-scale-method-for-modeling-degradation-of-bioresorbable-polyesters
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Taohong Zhang, Shaonan Zhou, Xiaohao Gao, Zhiyong Yang, Leran Sun, Dezheng Zhang
: A multi-scale model using the cellular automata (CA) and kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) methods is presented to simulate the degradation process of bioresorbable polyesters such as polylactide (PLA), polyglycolide (PGA) and their copolymers. The model considers the underlying chemical and physical events such as polymer chain scission, oligomer production, crystallization induced by polymer chain scissions, oligomer diffusion and microstructure evolution due to erosion of the small chains...
December 23, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009335/influence-of-maternal-factors-on%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-successful-outcome-of-kangaroo-mother-care-in-low-birth-weight-infants-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
S N Lumbanraja
BACKGROUND: Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is associated with positive neonatal outcomes. Studies demonstrated significant influence of maternal factors on the success of applying KMC. AIM: To determine maternal factors that influence on anthropometric parameters in low birth weight babies that received kangaroo mother care. METHODS: This is a randomized controlled study that involved low birth weight newborns. We randomly assigned newborns into two groups; a group who received KMC and a group who received conventional care...
2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989952/randomized-controlled-trial-on-kangaroo-mother-care-in-bogot%C3%A3-cost-utility-analysis
#11
Juan Gabriel Ruiz, Nathalie Charpak, Mario Castillo, Astrid Bernal, John Ríos, Tammy Trujillo, María Adelaida Córdoba
INTRODUCTION: Although Kangaroo-Mother Care (KMC) has been shown to be safe and effective in randomized controlled trials (RCT), there are no published complete economic evaluations including the three components of the full intervention. METHODS: Cost-utility analysis on the results of a RCT conducted in Bogotá, Colombia between 1993 and 1996. Hospital and ambulatory costs were estimated by microcosting in a sample of preterm infants from a University Hospital in Bogotá in 2011, and at a KMC clinic in the same period...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987366/when-alternative-female-kangaroo-care-is-provided-by-other-immediate-postpartum-mothers-it-reduces-postprocedural-pain-in-preterm-babies-more-than-swaddling
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Jitendranath Murmu, Kannan Venkatnarayan, Rajeev Kumar Thapar, Subhash Chandra Shaw, Shamsher Singh Dalal
AIM: Research on alternative female Kangaroo care (KC) has been hampered by high maternal refusal rates. We assessed the efficacy of Kangaroo mother care (KMC), alternative KC provided by other postpartum mothers and swaddling for postprocedural pain relief in preterm babies. METHODS: The study was carried out in a tertiary armed forces hospital, where mothers did not have support from other female relatives and other postpartum mothers agreed to act as alternative female KC providers...
December 17, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976654/rolling-out-of-kangaroo-mother-care-in-secondary-level-facilities-in-bihar-some-experiences
#13
Sutapa B Neogi, Monika Chauhan, Jyoti Sharma, Preeti Negandhi, Ghanshyam Sethy
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is one of the leading causes of under-five child deaths worldwide and in India. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a powerful and easy-to-use method to promote health and well-being and reduce morbidity and mortality in preterm/low birth weight (LBW) babies. OBJECTIVE: As the part of the roll-out of India Newborn Action Plan interventions, we implemented KMC in select facilities with an objective to assess the responsiveness of public health system to roll out KMC...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973113/cost-assessment-of-implementation-of-immune-tolerance-induction-in-kmc-hospital
#14
B Babu, J P Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965377/twenty-year-follow-up-of-kangaroo-mother-care-versus-traditional-care
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Nathalie Charpak, Rejean Tessier, Juan G Ruiz, Jose Tiberio Hernandez, Felipe Uriza, Julieta Villegas, Line Nadeau, Catherine Mercier, Francoise Maheu, Jorge Marin, Darwin Cortes, Juan Miguel Gallego, Dario Maldonado
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a multifaceted intervention for preterm and low birth weight infants and their parents. Short- and mid-term benefits of KMC on survival, neurodevelopment, breastfeeding, and the quality of mother-infant bonding were documented in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted in Colombia from 1993 to 1996. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the persistence of these results in young adulthood. METHODS: From 2012 to 2014, a total of 494 (69%) of the 716 participants of the original RCT known to be alive were identified; 441 (62% of the participants in the original RCT) were re-enrolled, and results for the 264 participants weighing ≤1800 g at birth were analyzed...
January 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903890/pharos-collating-protein-information-to-shed-light-on-the-druggable-genome
#16
Dac-Trung Nguyen, Stephen Mathias, Cristian Bologa, Soren Brunak, Nicolas Fernandez, Anna Gaulton, Anne Hersey, Jayme Holmes, Lars Juhl Jensen, Anneli Karlsson, Guixia Liu, Avi Ma'ayan, Geetha Mandava, Subramani Mani, Saurabh Mehta, John Overington, Juhee Patel, Andrew D Rouillard, Stephan Schürer, Timothy Sheils, Anton Simeonov, Larry A Sklar, Noel Southall, Oleg Ursu, Dusica Vidovic, Anna Waller, Jeremy Yang, Ajit Jadhav, Tudor I Oprea, Rajarshi Guha
The 'druggable genome' encompasses several protein families, but only a subset of targets within them have attracted significant research attention and thus have information about them publicly available. The Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) program was initiated in 2014, has the goal of developing experimental techniques and a Knowledge Management Center (KMC) that would collect and organize information about protein targets from four families, representing the most common druggable targets with an emphasis on understudied proteins...
January 4, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885658/early-skin-to-skin-contact-for-mothers-and-their-healthy-newborn-infants
#17
REVIEW
Elizabeth R Moore, Nils Bergman, Gene C Anderson, Nancy Medley
BACKGROUND: Mother-infant separation post birth is common. In standard hospital care, newborn infants are held wrapped or dressed in their mother's arms, placed in open cribs or under radiant warmers. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) begins ideally at birth and should last continually until the end of the first breastfeeding. SSC involves placing the dried, naked baby prone on the mother's bare chest, often covered with a warm blanket. According to mammalian neuroscience, the intimate contact inherent in this place (habitat) evokes neuro-behaviors ensuring fulfillment of basic biological needs...
25, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822298/towards-emic-rational-design-setting-the-molecular-simulation-toolbox-for-enantiopure-molecularly-imprinted-catalysts
#18
REVIEW
Tessa Jalink, Tom Farrand, Carmelo Herdes
A critical appraisal of the current strategies for the synthesis of enantiopure drugs is presented, along with a systematic background for the computational design of stereoselective porous polymers. These materials aim to achieve the enantiomeric excess of any chiral drug, avoiding the racemic separation. Particular emphasis is given to link statistical mechanics methods to the description of each one of the experimental stages within the catalyst's synthesis, setting a framework for the fundamental study of the emerging field of molecularly imprinted catalysts...
2016: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800071/neonatal-transport-practices-in-ibadan-nigeria
#19
Muhydeen Abiodun Abdulraheem, Olukemi Oluwatoyin Tongo, Adebola Emmanuel Orimadegun, Olukayode Felix Akinbami
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal transport involves moving sick neonates in optimal conditions to ensure good outcomes. It is well organized in most developed countries but receives little attention in developing countries where the highest burden of neonatal mortality exists and a large number of newborns require referrals daily for better medical care. This study sought to evaluate the modes of transport, pre- and intra-transport care of neonates referred to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765653/the-kangaroo-mother-care-method-from-scientific-evidence-generated-in-colombia-to-worldwide-practice
#20
Nathalie Charpak, Juan Gabriel Ruiz
Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a human-based care intervention devised to complement neonatal care for low birth weight and premature infants. Kangaroo position (skin-to-skin contact on the mother's chest) offers thermal regulation, physiological stability, appropriate stimulation, and enhances bonding and breastfeeding. Kangaroo nutrition is based on breastfeeding, and kangaroo discharge policy relies on family empowerment and early discharge in kangaroo position with close ambulatory follow-up. We describe how the evidence has been developed and how it has been put into practice by means of direct preterm infants care and dissemination of the method, including training of KMC excellence centers in many countries not only in Latin America but worldwide...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
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