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Mary E Anderson, Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, Komal Jain, Christina C Patrone, Mark G Frattini, W Ian Lipkin, Larisa J Geskin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Martin Hitier, Sylvain Moreau, Marc Labrousse, Vincent Patron
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March 2018: Otology & Neurotology
Zila M Sanchez, Adriana Sanudo
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to test the effectiveness of a web-based intervention in preventing alcohol abuse among nightclub patrons. METHODS: A probabilistic sample of the patrons of 31 nightclubs in São Paulo, Brazil, was invited to participate in an online screening using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). A total of 1057 patrons met the inclusion criteria to participate in the randomized controlled trial, with data collection at 0, 3, 6 and 12 months...
February 9, 2018: Substance Abuse
Lydia N Drumright, Sharon S Weir, Simon D W Frost
BACKGROUND: Venues form part of the sampling frame for time-location sampling, an approach often used for HIV surveillance. While sampling location is often regarded as a nuisance factor, venues may play a central role in structuring risk networks. We investigated individual reports of risk behaviors and infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) attending different venues to examine structuring of HIV risk behaviors. However, teasing apart 'risky people' from 'risky places' is difficult, as individuals cannot be randomized to attend different venues...
February 7, 2018: BMC Public Health
Vivien Roger, Vincent Patron, Sylvain Moreau, Jeeve Kanagalingam, Emmanuel Babin, Martin Hitier
BACKGROUND: The nasopharyngeal and parapharyngeal spaces are difficult for surgeons to access. Of the various external routes described, the maxillary swing has emerged as the gold standard because of its simplicity. However, its morbidity has led to the development of less invasive techniques. The purpose of our study was to compare the surgical anatomy of the maxillary swing with that of the endoscopic endonasal approach. METHODS: Each procedure was performed on 10 anatomic specimens...
January 31, 2018: Head & Neck
Yago C Baldin, Adriana Sanudo, Zila M Sanchez
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based intervention in reducing binge drinking among nightclub patrons after six months. METHODS We carried out a website survey with probabilistic sample in 31 nightclubs in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, which originated a randomized controlled trial with 1,057 participants. Those classified as problem drinkers (n = 465) using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test were randomized into two study groups - intervention and control. The web-based intervention consisted of exposing the participants to a normative feedback screen about their alcohol consumption, characterizing the risks associated with amount consumed, money spent on drinks, drinking and driving, risk classification of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, and tips to reduce damage...
2018: Revista de Saúde Pública
Michael Halewood, Tinashe Chiurugwi, Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton, Brad Kurtz, Emily Marden, Eric Welch, Frank Michiels, Javad Mozafari, Muhamad Sabran, Nicola Patron, Paul Kersey, Ruth Bastow, Shawn Dorius, Sonia Dias, Susan McCouch, Wayne Powell
Contents Summary I. II. III. IV. V. VI. ORCID References SUMMARY: Over the last decade, there has been an ongoing revolution in the exploration, manipulation and synthesis of biological systems, through the development of new technologies that generate, analyse and exploit big data. Users of Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) can potentially leverage these capacities to significantly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their efforts to conserve, discover and utilise novel qualities in PGR, and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
January 23, 2018: New Phytologist
A Sañudo, S Andreoni, Z M Sanchez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify risk behavior profiles associated with alcohol consumption among patrons during or just after departure from nightclubs in São Paulo, Brazil. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: The study used a two-stage cluster sampling survey design. Data were collected on a probabilistic sample of nightclub patrons. Overall, 2422 patrons were interviewed at the entrance of 31 nightclubs. Latent class analysis (LCA) was used to identify risk behavior profiles with an emphasis on risky driving, fights, alcoholic blackouts, and harm and unsafe sex...
January 11, 2018: Public Health
Jonquil D Feldman, Emme Lopez, Christine S Gaspard, Karen D Barton, Luis F Barcenes
At an academic health science center, librarians identified problems, weaknesses, and strengths in reference services. The on-call reference schedule was discontinued and a question flowchart was developed for circulation staff. Only research questions were referred to librarians, who would respond if available. Circulation staff perceived the unscheduled, voluntary model was not working well for the patrons or the staff. After two months, the schedule was reinstated with a hybrid version of the previous on-call format...
January 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Giovanni Conzo, Claudio Gambardella, Giancarlo Candela, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Andrea Polistena, Guglielmo Clarizia, Renato Patrone, Francesco Di Capua, Chiara Offi, Mario Musella, Sergio Iorio, Giseppe Bellastella, Daniela Pasquali, Annamaria De Bellis, Antonio Sinisi, Nicola Avenia
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is considered the gold standard technique for the treatment of benign small and medium size adrenal masses (<6 cm), due to low morbidity rate, short hospitalization and patient rapid recovery. The aim of our study is to analyse the feasibility and efficiency of this surgical approach in a broad spectrum of adrenal gland pathologies. METHODS: Pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative data from 126 patients undergone laparoscopic adrenalectomy between January 2003 and December 2015 were retrospectively collected and reviewed...
January 11, 2018: BMC Surgery
Sakonwan Kuhaudomlarp, Nicola J Patron, Bernard Henrissat, Martin Rejzek, Gerhard Saalbach, Robert A Field
Glycoside phosphorylases (EC 2.4.x.x) carry out the reversible phosphorolysis of glucan polymers, producing the corresponding sugar 1-phosphate and a shortened glycan chain. β-1,3-Glucan phosphorylase activities have been reported in the photosynthetic Euglenozoan Euglena gracilis, but the cognate protein sequences have not been identified to date. Continuing our efforts to understand the glycobiology of E. gracilis, we identified a candidate phosphorylase sequence, designated EgP1, by proteomic analysis of an enriched cellular protein lysate...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Matthieu Schmidt, Peter Schellongowski, Nicolò Patroniti, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Dinis Reis Miranda, Jean Reuter, Helène Prodanovic, Marc Pierrot, Amandine Dorget, Sunghoon Park, Martin Balik, Alexandre Demoule, Ilaria Alice Crippa, Alain Mercat, Philipp Wohlfarth, Romain Sonneville, Alain Combes
OBJECTIVES: To report outcomes of immunocompromised patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and to identify their pre-ECMO predictors of 6-month mortality and main ECMO-related complications. METHODS: Retrospective multicenter study in 10 international intensive care units (ICUs) with high ECMO-case volumes. Immunocompromised patients, defined as having hematological malignancies, active solid tumor, solid-organ transplant, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or long-term or high-dose corticosteroid or immunosuppressant use, and severe ECMO-treated ARDS from 2008 to 2015 were included Measurements and Main Results: We collected demographics, clinical, ECMO-related complications, ICU- and 6-month-outcome data for 203 patients (median APACHE II 28 [25th ;75th percentile, 20;33]; age 51 [38;59] years, PaO2/FiO2 60 [50;82] mmHg before ECMO) who fulfilled our inclusion criteria...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Kwang-Ki K Kim, Ernesto Ríos Patrón, Richard D Braatz
An overview is provided of dynamic artificial neural network models (DANNs) for nonlinear dynamical system identification and control problems, and convex stability conditions are proposed that are less conservative than past results. The three most popular classes of dynamic artificial neural network models are described, with their mathematical representations and architectures followed by transformations based on their block diagrams that are convenient for stability and performance analyses. Classes of nonlinear dynamical systems that are universally approximated by such models are characterized, which include rigorous upper bounds on the approximation errors...
December 2, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
Andrew McAlister, Melinda S Allen
Exchange activities, formal or otherwise, serve a variety of purposes and were prominent in many Pacific Island societies, both during island settlement and in late prehistory. Recent Polynesian studies highlight the role of exchange in the region's most hierarchical polities where it contributed to wealth economies, emergent leadership, and status rivalry in late prehistory. Building on this research, we hypothesized that exchange in low hierarchy chiefdoms (kin-based polities where there are distinctions between commoners and elites but ranking within the latter is lacking, weak, or ephemeral) would differ in frequency and function from that associated with strongly hierarchical polities...
2017: PloS One
Genny Carrillo, Maria J Perez Patron, Natalie Johnson, Yan Zhong, Rose Lucio, Xiaohui Xu
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children and has been linked to high levels of ambient air pollution and certain hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Outdoor pollutants such as benzene, released by car emissions, and organic chemicals found in diesel exhaust, as well as particles and irritant gases, including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and ozone (O3), contribute to an increased prevalence of respiratory diseases such as asthma. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to: 1) conduct a screening survey to identify high risk for asthma among school-age children in Hidalgo County, and, 2) study the potential health impact of school-related exposure to HAPs pertaining to asthma risk...
December 23, 2017: Environmental Research
Lucas Mosienko
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December 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Dawn M Nederhoff, Kathleen M Lenk, Keith J Horvath, Toben F Nelson, Alexandra M Ecklund, Darin J Erickson, Traci L Toomey
Excessive alcohol consumption can result from illegal sales to intoxicated patrons at bars and restaurants. We surveyed bar/restaurant managers about their practices in reducing illegal sales to intoxicated patrons. We found that managers were confident that they could refuse service to intoxicated customers but were less likely to have communicated necessary information to their staff on how to refuse such sales. Managers who agreed that a business in their community would be cited for overservice were more likely to be confident that they could handle customers who had been cut off from alcohol service...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Drug Education
Lucas Minig, Miguel Arraras, Cristina Zorrero, Pedro Martinez, Manuel Patron, Juan Carlos Peñalver
Objective: To describe the surgical technique of a subxiphoid approach to remove cardiophrenic lymph nodes in women with advanced ovarian cancer. Materials and methods: The first step is to dissect and separate the anterior insertions of the diaphragm at the xiphoid appendix. Thus, the parietal peritoneum and the upper fibres of the transversus abdominis muscle are incised. Then, the anteroinferior mediastinum is identified and dissected. Diaphragmatic deinsertion may be extended 5-7 cm laterally to the xiphoid appendix following the inferior costal margin according with the localization of the enlarged lymph nodes...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
Nic Droste, Peter Miller, Christine E Kaestle, Ashlee Curtis, Shannon Hyder, Kerri Coomber, Amy Pennay, Tanya Chikritzhs, Tina Lam, William Gilmore
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Breathalyser estimate of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is widely used as an objective intoxication measure, but is not always practical in nightlife contexts. This study uses in situ data collected in nightlife environments to explore how four measures of intoxication are related so as to inform the development of a more practical and reliable method of differentiating intoxication for people working in the night-time economy. DESIGN AND METHODS: Nightlife patron interviews were conducted in five Australian cities...
December 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
Agofure Otovwe, Sarki Elizabeth
Background: Primary health care was designed to provide accessible health care for all. However, most primary health care facilities are in various states of disrepair, catering for less than 20% of potential patients in the population. This study was designed to investigate the utilisation of primary health care services in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State Nigeria. Methods: The study employed a cross-sectional study design conducted among 383 respondents utilising simple random sampling techniques...
July 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
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