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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102365/viral-phylogenomics-using-an-alignment-free-method-a-three-step-approach-to-determine-optimal-length-of-k-mer
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Qian Zhang, Se-Ran Jun, Michael Leuze, David Ussery, Intawat Nookaew
The development of rapid, economical genome sequencing has shed new light on the classification of viruses. As of October 2016, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database contained >2 million viral genome sequences and a reference set of ~4000 viral genome sequences that cover a wide range of known viral families. Whole-genome sequences can be used to improve viral classification and provide insight into the viral "tree of life". However, due to the lack of evolutionary conservation amongst diverse viruses, it is not feasible to build a viral tree of life using traditional phylogenetic methods based on conserved proteins...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102172/dr-j%C3%A3-zef-aleksiewicz-activity-in-support-of-the-development-of-orthopedics-and-rehabilitation-in-iwonicz-zdr%C3%A3-j-1921-1957
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Sławomir Jandziś, Stanisław Zaborniak
Based on source materials in the possession of Józef Aleksiewicz family (typescripts, manuscripts, photographs, other documents) and articles published in professional medical journals and newspapers, the authors present the contribution of Dr. J. Aleksiewicz to the development of orthopedics and rehabilitation in Iwonicz-Zdrój. In May 1921, he was appointed Surgeon General of the Spa Commission in Iwonicz-Zdrój. After holding several scholarly trips abroad in 1925 to sanatoriums treating cases of osteo-articular tuberculosis, he commenced the construction of "Sanato", a modern sanatorium...
August 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101983/working-to-define-professionalism-in-pediatric-anesthesiology-a-qualitative-study-of-domains-of-the-expert-pediatric-anesthesiologist-as-valued-by-interdisciplinary-stakeholders
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Justin L Lockman, Alan Jay Schwartz, Peter F Cronholm
BACKGROUND: Unprofessional behavior is a significant problem throughout graduate medical education programs and medical centers. Some authors have suggested that professionalism curricula should be focused toward faculty, not trainees, to interrupt the modeling of unprofessionalism. Developing such curricula requires a needs assessment and is challenging given data indicating that the definition of professionalism varies based on medical specialty. Thus, a specialty-specific definition of professionalism is needed as a first step in any curriculum development...
February 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100725/genome-wide-association-study-identifies-mapt-locus-influencing-human-plasma-tau-levels
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Jason Chen, Jin-Tai Yu, Kevin Wojta, Hui-Fu Wang, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Jennifer S Yokoyama, Michael W Weiner, Joel H Kramer, Howard Rosen, Bruce L Miller, Giovanni Coppola, Adam L Boxer
OBJECTIVE: To identify genetic loci associated with plasma tau concentrations in healthy elders and individuals with Alzheimer disease. METHODS: Four hundred sixty-three non-Hispanic white individuals exceeding quality control criteria were included from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI-1) cohort. Association of plasma tau with genetic polymorphisms was performed with a linear regression model. Significant associations were validated in an independent replication cohort consisting of 431 healthy elders or individuals with mild cognitive impairment recruited from the University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center...
January 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100441/assessing-the-efficacy-of-an-app-based-method-of-family-planning-the-dot-study-protocol
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Rebecca G Simmons, Dominick C Shattuck, Victoria H Jennings
BACKGROUND: Some 222 million women worldwide have unmet needs for contraception; they want to avoid pregnancy, but are not using a contraceptive method, primarily because of concerns about side effects associated with most available methods. Expanding contraceptive options-particularly fertility awareness options that provide women with information about which days during their menstrual cycles they are likely to become pregnant if they have unprotected intercourse-has the potential to reduce unmet need...
January 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100226/multidimensional-poverty-and-catastrophic-health-spending-in-the-mountainous-regions-of-myanmar-nepal-and-india
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Sanjay K Mohanty, Nand Kishor Agrawal, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Dhrupad Choudhury, Sabarnee Tuladhar, E Valdemar Holmgren
BACKGROUND: Economic burden to households due to out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) is large in many Asian countries. Though studies suggest increasing household poverty due to high OOPE in developing countries, studies on association of multidimensional poverty and household health spending is limited. This paper tests the hypothesis that the multidimensionally poor are more likely to incur catastrophic health spending cutting across countries. DATA AND METHODS: Data from the Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment (PVA) Survey carried out by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has been used in the analyses...
January 18, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100071/neck-tongue-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Amy A Gelfand, Hannah Johnson, Marc Ep Lenaerts, Jessica R Litwin, Charles De Mesa, Nikolai Bogduk, Peter J Goadsby
Objective Neck-Tongue syndrome (NTS) is characterized by brief attacks of neck or occipital pain, or both, brought out by abrupt head turning and accompanied by ipsilateral tongue symptoms. As the disorder is rare, we undertook a systematic review of the literature to identify all reported cases in order to phenotype clinically the disorder and subsequently inform clinical diagnostic criteria. Methods Two electronic databases were searched using the search term "neck tongue syndrome". All English language references were reviewed in full...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099663/primary-health-care-care-coordinator-in-regionalized-networks
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Patty Fidelis de Almeida, Adriano Maia Dos Santos
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the breadth of care coordination by Primary Health Care in three health regions. METHODS: This is a quantitative and qualitative case study. Thirty-one semi-structured interviews with municipal, regional and state managers were carried out, besides a cross-sectional survey with the administration of questionnaires to physicians (74), nurses (127), and a representative sample of users (1,590) of Estratégia Saúde da Família (Family Health Strategy) in three municipal centers of health regions in the state of Bahia...
December 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098671/the-effects-of-effleurage-hand-massage-on-anxiety-and-pain-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy
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Monica E Gensic, Brandy R Smith, Dawn M LaBarbera
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of effleurage hand massage performed by trained volunteers on reducing anxiety and pain in patients receiving treatment at a chemotherapy center in Fort Wayne, Ind., as measured by heart rate, respiratory rate, BP, visual analogue scale for anxiety (VAS-A), and visual analogue scale for pain (VAS-P). METHODS: Volunteers trained in effleurage massage gave 10-minute hand massages to 24 patients at the beginning of their chemotherapy session...
February 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098631/after-the-fall-the-tapestry-of-disturbance-and-recovery
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Nalini M Nadkarni
On July 3, 2015, Nalini Nadkarni, a world-renowned ecologist who had been studying the biologic processes of ecosystem disturbance and recovery, sustained a catastrophic 50-foot free-fall from the top of the rainforest canopy to the forest floor at her remote field research site. She lost consciousness in shock and sustained life-threatening injuries. Her accompanying students hiked out, radio-called 911, and the Harborview Medical Center (Seattle) Medivac team arrived 4 hours later to rescue her. Her prognosis was extremely grim; her family gathered in anticipation of her death as she underwent four operations during her 10 days in the ICU...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098628/the-abcdef-bundle-science-and-philosophy-of-how-icu-liberation-serves-patients-and-families
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E Wesley Ely
Over the past 20 years, critical care has matured in a myriad of ways resulting in dramatically higher survival rates for our sickest patients. For millions of new survivors comes de novo suffering and disability called "the postintensive care syndrome." Patients with postintensive care syndrome are robbed of their normal cognitive, emotional, and physical capacity and cannot resume their previous life. The ICU Liberation Collaborative is a real-world quality improvement initiative being implemented across 76 ICUs designed to engage strategically the ABCDEF bundle through team- and evidence-based care...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098112/autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-study-of-clinical-characteristics-in-an-indian-population
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Sanjay Vikrant, Anupam Parashar
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common hereditary form of kidney disease. Clinical data on this multisystem disorder are scarce from developing countries. We conducted a prospective observational study of the clinical profile of ADPKD patients at a single center over a period of six years. A total of 208 patients were studied. Majority were male (60.6%) and the mean age was 45.8 ± 14.5 years. About 61.5% had early stage (Stages 1-3) of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 38.5% had advanced CKD (Stages 4 and 5)...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095894/what-drives-attitude-towards-telemedicine-among-families-of-pediatric-patients-a-survey
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Luisa Russo, Ilaria Campagna, Beatrice Ferretti, Eleonora Agricola, Elisabetta Pandolfi, Emanuela Carloni, Angelo D'Ambrosio, Francesco Gesualdo, Alberto E Tozzi
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine has been recognized as a way to improve accessibility, quality, and efficiency of care. In view of the introduction of new telemedicine services, we conducted a survey through a self-administered questionnaire among families of children attending the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital IRCCS, a tertiary care children's hospital located in Rome, Italy. METHODS: We investigated sociodemographic data, clinical information, technological profile, attitude towards telemedicine, perceived advantages of telemedicine, fears regarding telemedicine, willingness to use a smartphone app providing telemedicine services and willingness to use a televisit service...
January 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094167/seizures-and-antiseizure-medications-are-important-to-parents-of-newborns-with-seizures
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Elizabeth Hill, Hannah Cranley Glass, Kelli Kelley, Marty Barnes, Stephanie Rau, Linda S Franck, Renée A Shellhaas
BACKGROUND: Neonatal seizures and antiseizure medications both have potentially serious consequences on the developing brain. As such, optimal treatment of neonatal seizures remains unclear. Moreover, little is known about parental experiences, concerns, or unanswered questions. We conducted an online survey to assess parental perspectives regarding neonatal seizures and their management, along with their suggestions for specific high priority research topics. METHODS: Parents whose children had neonatal seizures were recruited through social media support groups to complete an online survey...
October 8, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094061/vitiligo-like-lesions-occurring-in-patients-receiving-anti-programmed-cell-death-1-therapies-are-clinically-and-biologically-distinct-from-vitiligo
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Maiana Larsabal, Aurélie Marti, Clément Jacquemin, Jérôme Rambert, Denis Thiolat, Léa Dousset, Alain Taieb, Caroline Dutriaux, Sorilla Prey, Katia Boniface, Julien Seneschal
BACKGROUND: The use of anti-programmed cell death (PD)-1 therapies in metastatic tumors is associated with cutaneous side effects including vitiligo-like lesions. OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize clinically and biologically vitiligo-like lesions occurring in patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapies by studying a case series of 8 patients with metastatic tumors and 30 control subjects with vitiligo. METHODS: Eight patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapies with features of vitiligo-like lesions seen in our department were recruited...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093852/factors-influencing-fatigue-among-mothers-with-hospitalized-children-a-structural-equation-model
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Shin Jeong Kim, Hye Young Kim, Young Ae Park, Sung Hee Kim, So Young Yoo, Jung Eun Lee, Sun Young Moon
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify the physiological, psychological, and situational factors affecting fatigue among mothers of hospitalized children. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study used a cross-sectional descriptive design with a self-report questionnaire. Participants were 211 mothers with children younger than 6 years old who were admitted to general hospitals. Based on the theory of unpleasant symptoms, the physiological, psychological, and situational factors were tested using structural equation modeling...
January 16, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093689/characterizing-a-big-data-cohort-of-over-200-000-low-income-u-s-infants-and-children-for-obesity-research-the-advance-early-life-cohort
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J Boone-Heinonen, C J Tillotson, J P O'Malley, E K Cottrell, J A Gaudino, A Amofah, M L Rivo, A Brickman, K Mayer, M A McBurnie, R Gold, J E DeVoe
Introduction Low-income populations have elevated exposure to early life risk factors for obesity, but are understudied in longitudinal research. Our objective was to assess the utility of a cohort derived from electronic health record data from safety net clinics for investigation of obesity emerging in early life. Methods We examined data from the PCORNet ADVANCE Clinical Data Research Network, a national network of Federally-Qualified Health Centers serving >1.7 million safety net patients across the US...
January 16, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093562/factors-associated-with-a-family-s-delay-of-decision-for-organ-donation-after-brain-death
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Sang Youb Han, Jae Il Kim, Eun-Woo Lee, Hye-Yeon Jang, Kum Hyun Han, Se Won Oh, Young-Nam Roh
BACKGROUND This study aimed to explore the factors associated with a family's delay of decision for organ donation after brain death, and to investigate the effect of such a delay on organ donation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Medical records and data on counseling about organ donation with the families of 107 brain-dead potential donors between September 2012 and March 2016 at a single tertiary medical center were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS The final consent rate was 58% (62/107), and successful donation was performed in 40% (43/107)...
January 17, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093374/predictors-of-pharmacological-intervention-in-adolescents-with-protracted-symptoms-after-sports-related-concussion
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Shanti M Pinto, Maria F Twichell, Luke C Henry
BACKGROUND: Though recovery after concussion is spontaneous and typically occurs within two to three weeks, a subset of adolescents develop persistent symptoms after a sports-related concussion. Medications are frequently prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment approach to alleviate these symptoms; however, there are no guidelines for prescription of pharmacologic therapy after concussion. OBJECTIVE: To investigate common factors that are associated with the use of medications (anti-epileptic, anti-depressant, neurostimulant, or sleeping medication) during recovery from a sports-related concussion...
January 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093320/activation-and-pathogenic-manipulation-of-the-sensors-of-the-innate-immune-system
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Charlotte Odendall, Jonathan C Kagan
The innate immune system detects the presence of microbes through different families of pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs). PRRs detect pathogens of all origins and trigger signaling events that activate innate and adaptive immunity. These signaling pathways are initiated by the recruitment of adaptor proteins and enzymes to the site of ligand encounter, in large complexes termed supramolecular organizing centers (SMOCs). These events need to be tightly regulated in order to ensure optimal activation when required, and minimal signaling in the absence of microbial encounters...
January 13, 2017: Microbes and Infection
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