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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922585/climatic-and-anthropogenic-drivers-of-northern-amazon-fires-during-the-2015-2016-el-ni%C3%A3-o-event
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Marisa G Fonseca, Liana O Anderson, Egidio Arai, Yosio E Shimabukuro, Haron A M Xaud, Maristela R Xaud, Nima Madani, Fabien H Wagner, Luiz E O C Aragão
The strong El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event that occurred in 2015/2016 caused extreme drought in the northern Brazilian Amazon, especially in the state of Roraima, increasing fire occurrence. Here we map the extent of precipitation and fire anomalies and quantify the effects of climatic and anthropogenic drivers on fire occurrence during the 2015/2016 dry season (from December 2015 to March 2016) in the state of Roraima. To achieve these objectives we first estimated the spatial pattern of precipitation anomalies, based on long-term data from the TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission), and the fire anomaly, based on MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) active fire detections during the referred period...
September 18, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922140/a-point-kernel-algorithm-for-microbeam-radiation-therapy
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Charlotte Debus, Uwe Oelfke, Stefan Bartzsch
Microbeam Radiation Therapy (MRT) is a treatment approach in radiation therapy where the treatment field is spatially fractionated into arrays of a few tens of micrometre wide planar beams of unusually high peak doses separated by low dose regions of several hundred micrometre width. In preclinical studies, this treatment approach has proven to spare normal tissue more effectively than conventional radiation therapy, while being equally efficient in tumour control. So far dose calculations in MRT, a prerequisite for future clinical applications are based on Monte Carlo simulations...
September 18, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921886/clinical-practices-and-attitudes-regarding-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-heart-failure-findings-from-the-core-needs-assessment-survey
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Jonathan Howlett, Josep Comin-Colet, Kenneth Dickstein, Ahmet Fuat, Gerhard Pölzl, Sean Delaney
AIMS: CORE is a continuing medical education initiative designed to support the evidence-based management of heart failure (HF) in the primary and secondary care settings. The goal of the CORE Needs Assessment Survey is to describe current clinical practice patterns and attitudes among global stakeholders in HF care. METHODS AND RESULTS: The CORE Steering Committee guided the development of survey questions to assess clinical practice, confidence, and attitudes/perceptions among cardiologists, primary care physicians, and nurses involved in HF management...
September 18, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921761/risk-factors-leading-to-increased-rehospitalization-rates-among-adolescents-admitted-to-an-acute-care-child-and-adolescent-psychiatric-hospital
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Logan McCarthy, Lisa M Pullen, Jennifer Savage, Jonathan Cayce
PROBLEM: Suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents in the United States, with suicidal behavior peaking in adolescence. Suicidal and self-harming behavior is often chronic, with an estimated 15-30% of adolescents who attempt suicide having a second suicide attempt within a year. The focus of acute psychiatric hospitalization is on stabilization of these psychiatric symptoms resulting at times in premature discharge. Finding from studies based on high rehospitalization rates among adolescents admitted to an acute psychiatric hospital indicates that adolescents continue to experience crisis upon discharge from an acute psychiatric hospital, leading to the question of whether or not these adolescents are being discharged prematurely...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921621/-but-we-want-to-work-the-movement-of-child-workers-in-peru-and-the-actions-for-reducing-child-labor
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Isidro Maya Jariego
The program Edúcame Primero (Educate Me First) is an evidence-based practice for eradicating child labor that has been applied with positive results in Colombia, Peru, and several Central American countries. In this article, we describe the difficulties of implementing the program in two poor areas of Lima (Peru) between 2014 and 2016. Specifically, we discuss three ethical challenges faced during the implementation of the program: (a) the existence of a movement of working children that defends the right of children to work; (b) the polarization of some community-based associations and government institutions on how to deal with the problems of working children; and (c) the use of network indicators in the evaluation of the community's level of cohesion...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921609/biomarkers-for-equine-joint-injury-and-osteoarthritis
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C Wayne McIlwraith, Christopher E Kawcak, David D Frisbie, Christopher B Little, Peter D Clegg, Mandy J Peffers, Morten A Karsdal, Stina Ekman, Sheila Laverty, Richard A Slayden, Linda J Sandell, L Stefan Lohmander, Virginia B Kraus
We report the results of a symposium aimed at identifying validated biomarkers that can be used to complement clinical observations for diagnosis and prognosis of joint injury leading to equine osteoarthritis (OA). Biomarkers might also predict pre-fracture change that could lead to catastrophic bone failure in equine athletes. The workshop was attended by leading scientists in the fields of equine and human musculoskeletal biomarkers to enable cross-disciplinary exchange and improve knowledge in both. Detailed proceedings with strategic planning was written, added to, edited and referenced to develop this manuscript...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921538/a-fast-inverse-treatment-planning-strategy-facilitating-optimized-catheter-selection-in-image-guided-high-dose-rate-interstitial-gynecologic-brachytherapy
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Christian V Guthier, Antonio L Damato, Juergen W Hesser, Akila N Viswanathan, Robert A Cormack
PURPOSE: Interstitial high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy is an important therapeutic strategy for the treatment of locally advanced gynecologic (GYN) cancers. The outcome of this therapy is determined by the quality of dose distribution achieved. This paper focuses on a novel yet simple heuristic for catheter selection for GYN HDR brachytherapy and their comparison against state of the art optimization strategies. The proposed technique is intended to act as a decision-supporting tool to select a favorable needle configuration...
September 18, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920966/-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-prophylactic-program-in-a-selected-enterprise
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Jadwiga Siedlecka, Elżbieta Gadzicka, Agata Szyjkowska, Patryk Siedlecki, Wiesław Szymczak, Teresa Makowiec-Dąbrowska, Alicja Bortkiewicz
BACKGROUND: In Poland cardiovascular diseases (CVD), classified as work-related diseases, are responsible for 25% of disability and cause 50% of all deaths, including 26.9% of deaths in people aged under 65 years. The aim of the study was to analyze employee expectations regarding CVD- oriented prophylactic activities in the selected enterprise. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire, developed for this study, consists of: socio-demographic data, job characteristics, occupational factors, and questions about the respondents' expectations concerning the prevention program...
September 18, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918643/speech-language-pathology-telehealth-in-rural-and-remote-schools-the-experience-of-school-executive-and-therapy-assistants
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Glenn C Fairweather, Michelle A Lincoln, Robyn Ramsden
INTRODUCTION: Difficulties in accessing allied health services, especially in rural and remote areas, appear to be driving the use of telehealth services to children in schools. The objectives of this study were to investigate the experiences and views of school executive staff and therapy assistants regarding the feasibility and acceptability of a speech-language pathology telehealth program for children attending schools in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia. The program, called Come N See, provided therapy interventions remotely via low-bandwidth videoconferencing, with email follow-up...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918539/accelerating-vaccine-development-during-the-2013-2016-west-african-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak
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Elizabeth S Higgs, Sheri A Dubey, Beth A G Coller, Jakub K Simon, Laura Bollinger, Robert A Sorenson, Barthalomew Wilson, Martha C Nason, Lisa E Hensley
The Ebola virus disease outbreak that began in Western Africa in December 2013 was unprecedented in both scope and spread, and the global response was slower and less coherent than was optimal given the scale and pace of the epidemic. Past experience with limited localized outbreaks, lack of licensed medical countermeasures, reluctance by first responders to direct scarce resources to clinical research, community resistance to outside interventions, and lack of local infrastructure were among the factors delaying clinical research during the outbreak...
September 17, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918416/-the-methodology-and-sample-description-of-the-national-survey-on-addiction-problems-in-hungary-2015-nsaph-2015
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Borbala Paksi, Zsolt Demetrovics, Anna Magi, Katalin Felvinczi
This paper introduces the methods and methodological findings of the National Survey on Addiction Problems in Hungary (NSAPH 2015). Use patterns of smoking, alcohol use and other psychoactive substances were measured as well as that of certain behavioural addictions (problematic gambling - PGSI, DSM-V, eating disorders - SCOFF, problematic internet use - PIUQ, problematic on-line gaming - POGO, problematic social media use - FAS, exercise addictions - EAI-HU, work addiction - BWAS, compulsive buying - CBS)...
June 2017: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917250/emerging-technologies-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Lijun Ma, Lei Wang, Chia-Lin Tseng, Arjun Sahgal
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) stems from the initial developments of intra-cranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Despite similarity in their names and clinical goals of delivering a sufficiently high tumoricidal dose, maximal sparing of the surrounding normal tissues and a short treatment course, SBRT technologies have transformed from the early days of body frame-based treatments with X-ray verification to primarily image-guided procedures with cone-beam CT or stereoscopic X-ray systems and non-rigid body immo-bilization...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917030/the-role-of-intra-session-exercise-sequence-in-the-interference-effect-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lee Eddens, Ken van Someren, Glyn Howatson
BACKGROUND: There is a necessity for numerous sports to develop strength and aerobic capacity simultaneously, placing a significant demand upon the practice of effective concurrent training methods. Concurrent training requires the athlete to perform both resistance and endurance exercise within a training plan. This training paradigm has been associated with an 'interference effect', with attenuated strength adaptation in comparison to that following isolated resistance training. The effectiveness of the training programme rests on the intricacies of manipulating acute training variables, such as exercise sequence...
September 15, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916311/lenalidomide-maintenance-after-first-line-therapy-for-high-risk-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-cllm1-final-results-from-a-randomised-double-blind-phase-3-study
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Anna Maria Fink, Jasmin Bahlo, Sandra Robrecht, Othman Al-Sawaf, Ali Aldaoud, Holger Hebart, Kathleen Jentsch-Ullrich, Steffen Dörfel, Kirsten Fischer, Clemens-Martin Wendtner, Thomas Nösslinger, Paolo Ghia, Francesc Bosch, Arnon P Kater, Hartmut Döhner, Michael Kneba, Karl-Anton Kreuzer, Eugen Tausch, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Matthias Ritgen, Sebastian Böttcher, Barbara Eichhorst, Michael Hallek
BACKGROUND: The combined use of genetic markers and detectable minimal residual disease identifies patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with poor outcome after first-line chemoimmunotherapy. We aimed to assess lenalidomide maintenance therapy in these high-risk patients. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, phase 3 study (CLLM1; CLL Maintenance 1 of the German CLL Study Group), patients older than 18 years and diagnosed with immunophenotypically confirmed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with active disease, who responded to chemoimmunotherapy 2-5 months after completion of first-line therapy and who were assessed as having a high risk for an early progression with at least a partial response after four or more cycles of first-line chemoimmunotherapy, were eligible if they had high minimal residual disease levels or intermediate levels combined with an unmutated IGHV gene status or TP53 alterations...
September 12, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915893/dosimetric-comparison-of-different-treatment-modalities-for-stereotactic-radiotherapy
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Shih-Ming Hsu, Yuan-Chun Lai, Chien-Chung Jeng, Chia-Ying Tseng
BACKGROUND: The modalities for performing stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) on the brain include the cone-based linear accelerator (linac), the flattening filter-free (FFF) volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) linac, and tomotherapy. In this study, the cone-based linac, FFF-VMAT linac, and tomotherapy modalities were evaluated by measuring the differences in doses delivered during brain SRT and experimentally assessing the accuracy of the output radiation doses through clinical measurements...
September 16, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915414/evaluation-of-surgical-decision-making-and-resulting-outcome-in-patients-with-highly-eloquent-glioblastoma-results-of-a-multicenter-assessment
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Jan Coburger, Mirjam Renovanz, Oliver Ganslandt, Florian Ringel, Christian Rainer Wirtz, Javier Segovia von Riehm
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of glioblastoma(GB) patients amenable only for a subtotal resection(STR) is controversial. Since outcome of patients is affected by surgical management, our aim was to assess surgical decision making and resulting outcome in patients with highly eloquent GBs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively assessed GB patients with intended sub-total resection (STR) or stereotactic biopsy (STX) of 3 neurooncological centers operated between 2008 and 2013...
September 8, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914385/multiple-sclerosis-and-rehabilitation-an-overview-of-the-different-rehabilitation-settings
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Andrea Tacchino, Giampaolo Brichetto, Paola Zaratin, Mario Alberto Battaglia, Michela Ponzio
To date, a lack of accurate information about how the different rehabilitation settings are actually delivered to people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) is still present. Here, we described how PwMS use the different rehabilitation settings in Italy. An observational retrospective study was designed and data collected through an anonymous questionnaire distributed attending MS clinical centers, rehabilitation units, or among PwMS affiliated to the Italian MS Society. We considered as settings: out-patient ambulatory therapy (OUT), hospitalized therapy (HOSP, in-patient and out-patient hospitalized therapy), and home-based therapy (HOME)...
September 15, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913968/risk-factors-for-unfavourable-postoperative-outcome-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-undergoing-right-hemicolectomy-or-ileocaecal-resection-an-international-audit-by-escp-and-s-ecco
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BACKGROUND: Patient and disease-related factors, as well as operation technique all have the potential to impact on postoperative outcome in Crohn's disease. The available evidence is based on small series and often displays conflicting results. AIM: To investigate the effect of pre- and intra-operative risk factors on 30-day postoperative outcome in patients undergoing surgery for Crohn's disease. METHOD: International prospective snapshot audit including consecutive patients undergoing right hemicolectomy or ileocaecal resection...
September 15, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913940/caesarean-birth-is-associated-with-both-maternal-and-paternal-origin-in-immigrants-in-sweden-a-population-based-study
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Sol P Juárez, Rhonda Small, Anders Hjern, Erica Schytt
BACKGROUND: To investigate the association between maternal country of birth and father's origin and unplanned and planned caesarean birth in Sweden. METHODS: Population-based register study including all singleton births in Sweden between 1999 and 2012 (n = 1 311 885). Multinomial regression was conducted to estimate odds ratios (OR) for unplanned and planned caesarean with 95% confidence intervals for migrant compared with Swedish-born women. Analyses were stratified by parity...
September 15, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913842/the-updated-grading-system-of-prostate-carcinoma-an-inter-observer-agreement-study-among-general-pathologists-in-an-academic-practice
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Areej M Al Nemer, Tarek Elsharkawy, Mohamed Elshawarby, Dalal Al-Tamimi, Haitham Kussaibi, Ayesha Ahmed
In 2016, the grading criteria for Gleason scoring (GS) have been updated in the WHO classification of tumors of the prostate, and a new set of grade groups (GG) was introduced. As the inter-observer discordance is a well-known concern in Gleason grading before the update and no reproducibility study testing the grade groups exists, we planned to evaluate the inter-observer agreement of the most updated grading system. Four pathologists assessed 126 cores of prostatic carcinoma, and Kappa (k) test was calculated...
September 15, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
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