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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439386/usefulness-of-clinical-prediction-rules-d-dimer-and-arterial-blood-gas-analysis-to-predict-pulmonary-embolism-in-cancer-patients
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Asifa Karamat, Shazia Awan, Muhammad Ghazanfar Hussain, Fahad Al Hameed, Faheem Butt, Ali Saeed Wahla
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is seven times more common in cancer patients than non-cancer patients. Since the existing clinical prediction rules (CPRs) were validated predominantly in a non-cancer population, we decided to look at the utility of arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis and D-dimer in predicting PE in cancer patients. METHODS: Electronic medical records were reviewed between December 2005 and November 2010. A total of 177 computed tomography pulmonary angiograms (CTPAs) were performed...
March 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427086/self-sampling-to-improve-cervical-cancer-screening-coverage-in-switzerland-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Manuela Viviano, Rosa Catarino, Emilien Jeannot, Michel Boulvain, Manuela Undurraga Malinverno, Pierre Vassilakos, Patrick Petignat
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate whether self-sampling can increase screening attendance of women who do not attend regular screening in Switzerland. METHODS: Participants were proactively recruited in Geneva between September 2011 and November 2015. Women (25-69 years) who had not undergone CC screening in the last 3 years were considered eligible. Through a 1 : 1 ratio randomisation, enrolled participants were invited to either undergo liquid-based cytology, which was performed by a health-care provider (control group, CG) or to take a self-sample for HPV-testing, which was mailed to their home (intervention group, IG)...
April 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421693/the-health-and-social-effects-of-nonmedical-cannabis-use-wayne-hall-maria-renstr%C3%A3-m-vladimir-poznyak-eds-geneva-world-health-organization-2016-isbn-978-924-1510240-pdf-62-pp-available-free-online-at-http-www-who-int-substance_abuse-publications-cannabis-en
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410446/self-reported-long-term-benefits-of-mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
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Béatrice Weber, Loretta Sala, Marianne Gex-Fabry, Aurélie Docteur, Philip Gorwood, Paolo Cordera, Guido Bondolfi, Françoise Jermann, Jean-Michel Aubry, Christine Mirabel-Sarron
OBJECTIVES: This study focused on patients with bipolar disorder (BD), several years after their participation in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). It aimed at documenting sustained mindfulness practice, perceived long-term benefit from the program, and changes regarded as direct consequences of the intervention. DESIGN: This cross-sectional survey took place at least 2 years after MBCT for 70.4% of participants. LOCATION: It was conducted in two specialized outpatient units for BDs that are part of the Geneva University Hospitals (Switzerland) and the Sainte-Anne Hospital in Paris (France)...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407656/high-blood-pressure-during-pregnancy-is-not-a-protective-factor-for-preterm-infants-with-very-low-birth-weight-a-case-control-study
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Annibal Tagliaferri Sabino, Eduardo de Souza, Ana Lucia Goulart, Adriana Martins de Lima, Nelson Sass
Objective To evaluate whether the presence of maternal blood pressure reduces the risks of morbidity, perinatal mortality and morbidity at 24 months of age in very low birth weight infants (VLBWIs) compared with a control group. Methods A retrospective, observational, case-control study. Total 49 VLBWIs were allocated to the study group, called the maternal arterial hypertension group (AHG), and matched with 44 in the control group (CG). The infants were assessed during hospitalization and at 12 and 24 months corrected age at a specialized clinic...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406617/the-role-of-structural-and-compositional-heterogeneities-in-the-insulator-to-metal-transition-in-hole-doped-apd3o4-a-ca-sr
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Leo K Lamontagne, Geneva Laurita, Michael Knight, Huma Yusuf, Jerry Hu, Ram Seshadri, Katharine Page
The cubic semiconducting compounds APd3O4 (A = Ca, Sr) can be hole-doped by Na substitution on the A site and driven toward more conducting states. This process has been followed here by a number of experimental techniques to understand the evolution of electronic properties. While an insulator-to-metal transition is observed in Ca1-xNaxPd3O4 for x ≥ 0.15, bulk metallic behavior is not observed for Sr1-xNaxPd3O4 up to x = 0.20. Given the very similar crystal and (calculated) electronic structures of the two materials, the distinct behavior is a matter of interest...
April 13, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404856/a-dose-dependent-plasma-signature-of-the-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-the-rvsv-ebola-vaccine-in-europe-and-africa
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Angela Huttner, Christophe Combescure, Stéphane Grillet, Mariëlle C Haks, Edwin Quinten, Christine Modoux, Selidji Todagbe Agnandji, Jessica Brosnahan, Julie-Anne Dayer, Ali M Harandi, Laurent Kaiser, Donata Medaglini, Tom Monath, Pascale Roux-Lombard, Peter G Kremsner, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Claire-Anne Siegrist
The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic affected several African countries, claiming more than 11,000 lives and leaving thousands with ongoing sequelae. Safe and effective vaccines could prevent or limit future outbreaks. The recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus-vectored Zaire Ebola (rVSV-ZEBOV) vaccine has shown marked immunogenicity and efficacy in humans but is reactogenic at higher doses. To understand its effects, we examined plasma samples from 115 healthy volunteers from Geneva who received low-dose (LD) or high-dose (HD) vaccine or placebo...
April 12, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396906/the-lausanne-geneva-cohort-study-of-offspring-of-parents-with-mood-disorders-methodology-findings-current-sample-characteristics-and-perspectives
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Caroline L Vandeleur, Marie-Pierre F Strippoli, Enrique Castelao, Mehdi Gholam-Rezaee, François Ferrero, Pierre Marquet, Jean-Michel Aubry, Martin Preisig
PURPOSE: Studies focusing on the offspring of affected parents utilize the well-established familial aggregation of mood disorders as a powerful tool for the identification of risk factors, early clinical manifestations, and prodromes of mood disorders in these offspring. The major goals of the Lausanne-Geneva mood cohort study are to: (1) assess the familial aggregation of bipolar and unipolar mood disorders; (2) prospectively identify risk factors for mood disorders as well as their early signs and prodromes; (3) identify their endophenotypes including cognitive features, alterations in brain structure, HPA-axis dysregulation, and abnormalities of the circadian rhythm of activity...
April 10, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395673/rural-community-disaster-preparedness-and-risk-perception-in-trujillo-peru
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Matthew Stewart, Bridget Grahmann, Ariel Fillmore, L Scott Benson
Introduction Disasters will continue to occur throughout the world and it is the responsibility of the government, health care systems, and communities to adequately prepare for potential catastrophic scenarios. Unfortunately, low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) are especially vulnerable following a disaster. By understanding disaster preparedness and risk perception, interventions can be developed to improve community preparedness and avoid unnecessary mortality and morbidity following a natural disaster...
April 11, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390832/utility-of-the-simplified-wells-and-revised-geneva-scores-to-exclude-pulmonary-embolism-in-femur-fracture-patients
#10
Youn-Jung Kim, Dae-Hee Choi, Eu Sun Lee, Seung Mok Ryoo, Shin Ahn, Chang Hwan Sohn, Dong-Woo Seo, Kyoung Soo Lim, Won Young Kim
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in trauma patients is challenging. This study evaluated the diagnostic value of simplified Wells and simplified revised Geneva scores to predict PE in femur fracture patients in emergency department (ED). METHODS: All consecutive adult patients with femur fractures and elevated D-dimer levels (>0.5μg/mL) who underwent CTPA within 72h of injury from January 2010 to December 2014 were included. The simplified Wells and simplified revised Geneva scores were applied to evaluate the clinical probability of PE...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382807/the-world-health-organization-rehabilitation-2030-a-call-for-action
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Francesca Gimigliano, Stefano Negrini
February 6th and 7th of year 2017 might be remembered in the future of rehabilitation. In fact, in these two days the World Health Organization (WHO) has called in the Executive Board Room of WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, more than 200 people representing the rehabilitation stakeholders. The aims were to a launch "Rehabilitation 2030 - a call for action" and to present the WHO Recommendations on rehabilitation in health systems. These initiatives are meant to draw attention to the increasing needs for rehabilitation in the world; to highlight the role of rehabilitation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the United Nations; to call for coordinated and concerted global action towards strengthening rehabilitation in health systems...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381339/association-of-mortality-and-phase-angle-measured-by-different-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-bia-devices
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Laurence Genton, François R Herrmann, Adrian Spörri, Christophe E Graf
PURPOSE: A high phase angle measured by the Nutriguard(®) bioelectrical impedance analysis device is associated with a reduced mortality risk in older people. This retrospective study aims to analyze whether this association persists with the other devices that have been used in our hospital. METHODS: This study encompasses all people 65 yrs and older who underwent a phase angle measurement between 1990 and 2011 at the Geneva University Hospitals, with the RJL-101(®) (RJL Systems), Xitron 4000B(®) (Xitron Technologies), Eugedia(®) (Eugédia-Spengler) and Bio-Z(®) (Spengler)...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371668/developing-a-community-level-anti-hiv-aids-stigma-and-homophobia-intervention-in-new-york-city-the-project-chhange-model
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Victoria Frye, Mark Q Paige, Steven Gordon, David Matthews, Geneva Musgrave, Mark Kornegay, Emily Greene, Jo C Phelan, Beryl A Koblin, Vaughn Taylor-Akutagawa
HIV/AIDS stigma and homophobia are associated with significant negative health and social outcomes among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and those at risk of infection. Interventions to decrease HIV stigma have focused on providing information and education, changing attitudes and values, and increasing contact with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), activities that act to reduce stereotyped beliefs and prejudice, as well as acts of discrimination. Most anti-homophobia interventions have focused on bullying reduction and have been implemented at the secondary and post-secondary education levels...
March 19, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369086/independent-association-between-socioeconomic-indicators-and-macro-and-micro-nutrient-intake-in-switzerland
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Carlos de Mestral, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Jean-Marc Theler, Idris Guessous
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic differences in diet are rarely assessed with more than one indicator. We aimed to assess differences in macro- and micro-nutrient intake in both sexes according to education, income, and occupation. METHODS: We used data from validated food frequency questionnaire measured dietary intake in 5087 participants (2157 women) from yearly adult population-based cross-sectional surveys conducted from 2005 to 2012 in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355414/retrospective-assessment-of-occupational-exposures-for-the-geneva-study-of-als-among-military-veterans
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Anila Bello, Susan R Woskie, Rebecca Gore, Dale P Sandler, Silke Schmidt, Freya Kamel
Objective: This paper describes the retrospective exposure assessment conducted to assess occupational exposures for the Genes and Environmental Exposures in Veterans (GENEVA) study, a case-control study investigating the joint contribution of genetics and environmental exposures to the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) among military veterans. Methods: Occupational histories for 1597 study participants collected as part of the GENEVA study were the basis for this retrospective exposure assessment...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340004/prevalence-of-malnutrition-and-validation-of-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-for-the-assessment-of-body-composition-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Moon J Spanjer, Irene E M Bultink, Marian A E de van der Schueren, Alexandre E Voskuyl
Objectives.: The aims were to assess the prevalence of malnutrition and to validate bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) against whole-body DXA for the assessment of body composition in patients with SSc. Methods.: Malnutrition was defined as BMI <18.5 kg/m 2 or unintentional weight loss >10% in combination with a fat-free mass index (FFMI) <15 kg/m 2 for women or <17 kg/m 2 for men or BMI <20.0 kg/m 2 (age <70 years) or <22 kg/m 2 (age >70 years)...
March 7, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337491/meeting-report-unesco-merck-africa-research-summit-2015-accelerating-access-and-sustaining-innovation-from-africa-for-africa
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R W Omange, A O Ocholla, A O Kwallah, S N Kageha, J Mwangi, R K Cherutich, Odeny T A, T Nzomo, S Angwenyi, P Yonga, F Kariuki, M Kyalo, P C Mutai, F Nindo, E M Songok
BACKGROUND: The Ebola virus disease outbreak of 2014 was the largest, longest and most devastating in the history of the disease. It demonstrated the social and economic impact an emerging infectious disease can have in a globalized world. Health systems in affected countries were stretched to the point of near collapse, while social relations and traditional practices were negatively impacted. Heads of African research institutions, African government representatives, leaders of global pharmaceutical companies, global infectious disease experts and close to 100 young African researchers from 25 countries; Assembled in Geneva on 19 and 20th October 2015, for the inaugural UNESCO-Merck Africa Summit sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Science and Culture Organization and Merck KGA...
2017: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330830/rates-delays-and-completeness-of-general-practitioners-responses-to-a-postal-versus-web-based-survey-a-randomized-trial
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Paul Sebo, Hubert Maisonneuve, Bernard Cerutti, Jean Pascal Fournier, Nicolas Senn, Dagmar M Haller
BACKGROUND: Web-based surveys have become a new and popular method for collecting data, but only a few studies have directly compared postal and Web-based surveys among physicians, and none to our knowledge among general practitioners (GPs). OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to compare two modes of survey delivery (postal and Web-based) in terms of participation rates, response times, and completeness of questionnaires in a study assessing GPs' preventive practices. METHODS: This randomized study was conducted in Western Switzerland (Geneva and Vaud) and in France (Alsace and Pays de la Loire) in 2015...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317651/clinical-validity-of-presynaptic-dopaminergic-imaging-with%C3%A2-123-i-ioflupane%C3%A2-and-noradrenergic-imaging-with-123-i-mibg-in-the-differential-diagnosis-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-in-the-context-of-a-structured-5-phase-development
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Ida Sonni, Osman Ratib, Marina Boccardi, Agnese Picco, Karl Herholz, Flavio Nobili, Andrea Varrone
The use of biomarkers (BMs) for accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been proposed by recent diagnostic criteria; however, their maturity is not sufficient to grant implementation in the clinical routine. A proper diagnostic process requires not only confirmation of the disease but also the exclusion of similar disorders entering differential diagnosis, like dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). This review is aimed at evaluating the clinical validity of (123)I-ioflupane brain single photon emission tomography and (123)I-MIBG cardiac scintigraphy as imaging BMs for DLB...
April 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317650/clinical-validity-of-increased-cortical-uptake-of-amyloid-ligands-on-pet-as-a-biomarker-for-alzheimer-s-disease-in-the-context-of-a-structured-5-phase-development-framework
#20
REVIEW
Konstantinos Chiotis, Laure Saint-Aubert, Marina Boccardi, Anton Gietl, Agnese Picco, Andrea Varrone, Valentina Garibotto, Karl Herholz, Flavio Nobili, Agneta Nordberg
The use of biomarkers has been proposed for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease in recent criteria, but some biomarkers have not been sufficiently investigated to justify their routine clinical use. Here, we evaluate in a literature review the clinical validity of amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) imaging using a structured framework developed for the assessment of oncological biomarkers. Homogenous criteria have been addressed in reviews of other Alzheimer's disease biomarkers. There is adequate evidence that the main aims of phases 1 (rationale for use) and 2 (discriminative ability) have been achieved...
April 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
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