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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679939/semi-volatile-organic-compounds-in-the-snow-of-russian-arctic-islands-archipelago-novaya-zemlya
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A T Lebedev, D M Mazur, O V Polyakova, D S Kosyakov, A Yu Kozhevnikov, T B Latkin, I Andreeva Yu, V B Artaev
Environmental contamination of the Arctic has widely been used as a worldwide pollution marker. Various classes of organic pollutants such as pesticides, personal care products, PAHs, flame retardants, biomass burning markers, and many others emerging contaminants have been regularly detected in Arctic samples. Although numerous papers have been published reporting data from the Canadian, Danish, and Norwegian Arctic regions, the environmental situation in Russian Arctic remains mostly underreported. Snow analysis is known to be used for monitoring air pollution in the regions with cold climate in both short-term and long-term studies...
April 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679899/postpartum-posttraumatic-and-acute-stress-in-mothers-and-fathers-of-infants-with-very-low-birth-weight-cross-sectional-results-from-a-controlled-multicenter-cohort-study
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Nadine Helle, Claus Barkmann, Stephan Ehrhardt, Carola Bindt
BACKGROUND: The birth of a preterm infant can be stressful and traumatic for parents and may cause posttraumatic stress symptoms and disorders. There is a dearth of data from controlled studies regarding level, prevalence, risk, and predictors of these symptoms in parents after preterm birth. METHODS: As part of the longitudinal HaFEn-study, data from parents of infants with very low birth weight (VLBW), and term infants were cross-sectionally analyzed. We recruited parents at the three largest perinatal care centers in Hamburg, Germany...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679271/concurrent-reduction-adsorption-of-chromium-using-m-phenylenediamine-modified-magnetic-chitosan-kinetics-isotherm-and-mechanism
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Zhonghao Wan, Meng Li, Qian Zhang, Zixi Fan, Francis Verpoort
Magnetic chitosan particles (MCS) were chemically grafted by m-phenylenediamine (mPD) forming a distinctive shell layer with abundant nitrogenous functional groups and used as an adsorbent for the effective removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution. By interaction among functional groups in the facile oxidative polymerization process, the grafting of mPD and its polymers on MCS surface was innovatively realized. Through Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy, energy dispersive spectrometer, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, etc...
April 20, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677006/evidence-basis-for-integrated-management-of-mineral-metabolism-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Julia J Scialla
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Treatment of mineral metabolism is a mainstay of dialysis care including some of its most widely used and costly pharmaceuticals. Although many mineral metabolites are associated with increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease, and other morbidities, few clinical trials are available to guide therapy and most focus on single drug approaches. In practice, providers manage many aspects of mineral metabolism simultaneously in integrated treatment approaches that incorporate multiple agents and changes in the dialysis prescription...
April 6, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676876/exploring-the-role-of-advanced-nurse-practitioners-in-leadership
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Claire Anderson
There have been several changes to healthcare services in the UK over recent years, with rising NHS costs and increasing demands on healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality care. Simultaneously, public inquiries have identified suboptimal leadership throughout the NHS, which has been linked to a lack of clear leadership across the healthcare professions. In nursing, the role of the advanced nurse practitioner is regarded as a solution to this leadership challenge. This article examines the background to the development of the advanced nurse practitioner role...
April 19, 2018: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676172/macular-telangiectasia-type-ii-with-pachychoroid-spectrum-of-macular-disorders
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Vinod Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Raghav Ravani, Prasad Gupta
PURPOSE: To report the cases with features of macular telangiectasia type II and pachychoroid spectrum of macular disorders simultaneously. METHODS: It is a retrospective case series from a tertiary eye care center. Multimodal imaging features of these eyes including color fundus photographs, red free imaging, short-wave autofluorescence, fundus fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and optical coherence tomography were studied. RESULTS: Six eyes of three patients having combination of macular telangiectasia type II and pachychoroid group of disorders were found...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673375/stages-of-behavioural-change-after-direct-to-consumer-disease-risk-profiling-study-protocol-of-two-integrated-controlled-pragmatic-trials
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Kelly F J Stewart, Anke Wesselius, Annemie M W J Schols, Maurice P Zeegers
BACKGROUND: The incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases have reached epidemic proportions during the last decades and are not expected to diminish. Chronic diseases increasingly affect younger individuals too, with over 40% of all deaths due to non-communicable diseases occurring before the age of 70. This has led to the development of information services aimed at preventive health care, such as Health Potential®. This counselling service estimates a personal disease risk of a carefully selected list of preventable common chronic diseases that have both a genetic and a lifestyle component of development...
April 19, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670317/-the-heart-desires-but-the-body-refuses-sexual-scripts-older-men-s-perceptions-of-sexuality-and-implications-for-their-mental-and-sexual-health
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Sylivia Karen Rutagumirwa, Ajay Bailey
We use sexual scripting theory in the present paper to gain a better understanding of older men's perceptions of their sexuality in relation to dominant Tanzanian cultural norms of masculinity. Qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted with 15 older men, and ten focus group discussions were conducted with 60 men aged 60-82. Participants' recruitment was guided by theoretical sampling strategies. Consistent with the principles of grounded theory, data collection and analysis occurred simultaneously. Our findings indicate that Jando (male initiation rites) serves as a script for male sexuality that outlines the expectations and rewards of male sexuality...
2018: Sex Roles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669091/a-mechanism-based-approach-to-physical-therapist-management-of-pain
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Ruth L Chimenti, Laura A Frey-Law, Kathleen A Sluka
Pain reduction is a primary goal of physical therapy for patients who present with acute or persistent pain conditions. The purpose of this review is to describe a mechanism-based approach to physical therapy pain management. It is increasingly clear that patients need to be evaluated for changes in peripheral tissues and nociceptors, neuropathic pain signs and symptoms, reduced central inhibition and enhanced central excitability, psychosocial factors, and alterations of the movement system. In this Perspective, 5 categories of pain mechanisms (nociceptive, central, neuropathic, psychosocial, and movement system) are defined, and principles on how to evaluate signs and symptoms for each mechanism are provided...
May 1, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668207/delivering-on-the-value-proposition-of-precision-medicine-the-view-from-healthcare-payers
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Jane Null Kogan, Philip Empey, Justin Kanter, Donna J Keyser, William H Shrank
A long-held assumption and expectation has been that genomics-based precision medicine will provide clinicians with the tools and therapies they need to consistently deliver the right treatment to the right patient while simultaneously reducing waste and yielding cost savings for health systems. The pace of discovery within the field of precision medicine has been remarkable, yet optimal uptake of new genetic tests and genetically targeted therapies will occur only if payers recognize their value and opt to cover them...
April 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666802/advances-in-radiotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer
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REVIEW
Wei Deng, Steven H Lin
Esophageal cancer is a common type of malignancy worldwide and usually requires multidisciplinary care. Radiotherapy plays an important part in management of the disease. During the past few years, researchers have made much progress about radiotherapy for esophageal cancer, which was revealed in every aspect of clinical practice. Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy remains the standard treatment for locally advanced esophageal cancer, whereas neoadjuvant chemotherapy appears to show less toxicities and non-inferior prognosis...
February 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665019/evidence-based-medicine-for-every-day-everyone-and-every-therapeutic-study
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REVIEW
Raghav Govindarajan, Pushpa Narayanaswami
The rapid growth in published medical literature makes it difficult for clinicians to keep up with advances in their fields. This may result in a cursory scan of the abstracts and conclusions of a study without critically evaluating study quality. The application of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is the process of converting the abstract task of reading the literature into a practical method of using the literature to inform care in a specific clinical context while simultaneously expanding one's knowledge. EBM involves 4 steps: stating the clinical problem in a defined question; searching the literature for the evidence; critically appraising the evidence for its validity and applying the evidence in the context of the patient's situation, preferences and values...
April 17, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664086/a-microfluidic-biochip-platform-for-electrical-quantification-of-proteins
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Enrique Valera, Jacob Berger, Umer Hassan, Tanmay Ghonge, Julia Liu, Michael Rappleye, Jackson Winter, Daniel Abboud, Zeeshan Haidry, Ryan Healey, Na-Teng Hung, Nathaniel Leung, Naif Mansury, Alexander Hasnain, Christine Lannon, Zachary Price, Karen White, Rashid Bashir
Sepsis, an adverse auto-immune response to an infection often causing life-threatening complications, results in the highest mortality and treatment cost of any illness in US hospitals. Several immune biomarker levels, including Interleukin 6 (IL-6), have shown a high correlation to the onset and progression of sepsis. Currently, no technology diagnoses and stratifies sepsis progression using biomarker levels. This paper reports a microfluidic biochip platform to detect proteins in undiluted human plasma samples...
April 17, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663430/effectiveness-of-a-new-single-needle-single-pump-dialysis-system-with-simultaneous-monitoring-of-dialysis-dose
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Wolfgang Bieser, Markus Welsch, Marten Jakob, Jörn Meibaum, David A Rodriguez, Henrik Wolff, Daniele Marcelli, Claudia Barth
To date, single-needle (SN) hemodialysis (HD) requires a dialysis machine equipped with two blood pumps-one controlling arterial blood flow (Qb) and one controlling venous Qb. B. Braun has developed an innovative single-pump SN HD system. Therefore, usability is improved by reducing complexity. The aim of this study was to compare dialysis parameters of the new single-pump SN HD system with a double-pump SN HD system available on the market (Fresenius Medical Care [FMC] 5008). In this two-armed crossover study, patients were randomized into two groups (B...
April 16, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663037/polyfunctionality-of-cd4-t-lymphocytes-is-increased-after-chemoradiotherapy-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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J Doescher, S Jeske, S E Weissinger, C Brunner, S Laban, E Bölke, T K Hoffmann, T L Whiteside, P J Schuler
BACKGROUND: For head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC), standard therapy consists of surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Antineoplastic immunotherapy could be an option in an adjuvant setting and is already in palliation. A functional immune system is a prerequisite for successful immunotherapy. However, effects of the standard-of-care therapy on the patients' immune system are not fully understood. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were collected from patients with HNSCC (n = 37) and healthy controls (n = 10)...
April 16, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661625/unusual-presentation-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-leading-to-a-large-outbreak-in-riyadh-during-2017
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Hala Amer, Abdulrahman S Alqahtani, Hind Alzoman, Nawfal Aljerian, Ziad A Memish
BACKGROUND: The hallmark of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) disease is the ability to cause major health care-associated nosocomial outbreaks with superspreading events leading to massive numbers of cases and excessive morbidity and mortality. In this report, we describe a patient who presented with acute renal failure requiring hemodialysis and became a MERS-CoV superspreader, igniting a recent multihospital outbreak in Riyadh. MATERIAL AND RESULTS: Between May 31 and June 15, 2017, 44 cases of MERS-CoV infection were reported from 3 simultaneous clusters from 3 health care facilities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, including 11 fatal cases...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659788/the-burden-and-benefits-of-caregiving-a-latent-class-analysis
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Teja Pristavec
Background and Objectives: Informal caregiving to older adults is a key part of the U.S. long-term care system. Caregivers' experiences consist of burden and benefits, but traditional analytic approaches typically consider dimensions independently, or cannot account for burden and benefit levels and combinations that co-occur. This study explores how benefits and burden simultaneously shape experiences of caregiving to older adults, and factors associated with experience types. Research Design and Methods: 2015 National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and National Study of Caregiving (NSOC) data were linked to obtain reports from caregivers and recipients...
April 6, 2018: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656901/different-rates-of-progression-and-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-at-outpatient-nephrology-clinics-across-europe
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Katharina Brück, Kitty J Jager, Carmine Zoccali, Aminu K Bello, Roberto Minutolo, Kyriakos Ioannou, Francis Verbeke, Henry Völzke, Johan Arnlöv, Daniela Leonardis, Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Hermann Brenner, Ben Caplin, Philip A Kalra, Christoph Wanner, Alberto Martinez Castelao, Jose Luis Gorriz, Stein Hallan, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Dino Gibertoni, Luca De Nicola, Georg Heinze, Wim Van Biesen, Vianda S Stel
The incidence of renal replacement therapy varies across countries. However, little is known about the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) outcomes. Here we describe progression and mortality risk of patients with CKD but not on renal replacement therapy at outpatient nephrology clinics across Europe using individual data from nine CKD cohorts participating in the European CKD Burden Consortium. A joint model assessed the mean change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and mortality risk simultaneously, thereby accounting for mortality risk when estimating eGFR decline and vice versa, while also correcting for the measurement error in eGFR...
April 12, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655596/validation-of-the-nursing-workload-scoring-systems-nursing-activities-score-nas-and-therapeutic-intervention-scoring-system-for-critically-ill-children-tiss-c-in-a-greek-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Alexandra-Stavroula Nieri, Kalliopi Manousaki, Maria Kalafati, Katia Grilio Padilha, Siv K Stafseth, Theodoros Katsoulas, Vasiliki Matziou, Margarita Giannakopoulou
OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability and validity of the Greek version of Nursing Activities Score (NAS), and Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System for Critically Ill Children (TISS-C) in a Greek Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: A methodological study was performed in one PICU of the largest Paediatric Hospital in Athens-Greece. The culturally adapted and validated Greek NAS version, enriched according to the Norwegian paediatric one (P-NAS), was used...
April 11, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655480/nontraditional-therapies-traditional-chinese-veterinary-medicine-and-chiropractic-in-exotic-animals
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REVIEW
Jessica A Marziani
The nontraditional therapies of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and chiropractic care are adjunct treatments that can be used in conjunction with more conventional therapies to treat a variety of medical conditions. Nontraditional therapies do not need to be alternatives to Western medicine but, instead, can be used simultaneously. Exotic animal practitioners should have a basic understanding of nontraditional therapies for both client education and patient referral because they can enhance the quality of life, longevity, and positive outcomes for various cases across multiple taxa...
May 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
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