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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241150/assessment-of-the-roche-linear-array-hpv-genotyping-test-within-the-valgent-framework
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Lan Xu, Anja Oštrbenk, Mario Poljak, Marc Arbyn
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer screening programs are switching from cytology-based screening to high-risk (hr) HPV testing. Only clinically validated tests should be used in clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical performance of the Roche Linear Array HPV genotyping test (Linear Array) within the VALGENT-3 framework. STUDY DESIGN: The VALGENT framework is designed for comprehensive comparison and clinical validation of HPV tests that have limited to extended genotyping capacity...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241143/perceptions-about-supervised-injection-facilities-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-philadelphia
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Robert E Harris, Jessica Richardson, Rosemary Frasso, Evan D Anderson
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) are at high risk for infectious diseases, skin and soft tissue infections, and overdose. However, these harms are all avoidable when sterile injection equipment, hygienic places to inject, and medical care are accessible. Unfortunately, many PWID in the U.S lack these resources. The most vulnerable are forced to inject in public spaces, where individual risks are high and communal harms are sometimes many. Supervised Injection Facilities (SIFs) are an established intervention for reducing these harms...
December 10, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241118/plhint-a-knowledge-driven-computational-approach-based-on-the-intermolecular-h-bond-interactions-at-the-protein-ligand-interface-from-docking-solutions
#3
Sivakumar Prasanth Kumar
The tendency of docking scoring functions to generate crystal close conformations of ligands bound to protein structures face limitations in not reproducing the exact crystal intermolecular contacts in dock poses. Intermolecular H bond contacts enumerated at the protein-docked ligand interface can be used to train scoring models and improve virtual screening performance. There is a need to incorporate additional knowledge of protein-ligand H bond contacts in extension to crystal contacts from docking solutions within the reproducibility efficiency of the docking program...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241103/prevalence-and-correlates-of-benzodiazepine-use-and-misuse-among-young-adults-who-use-prescription-opioids-non-medically
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Benjamin A Bouvier, Katherine M Waye, Beth Elston, Scott E Hadland, Traci C Green, Brandon D L Marshall
BACKGROUND: Benzodiazepine use dramatically increases the risk of unintentional overdose among people who use opioids non-medically. However, little is known about the patterns of co-occurring benzodiazepine and opioid use among young adults in the United States. METHODS: The Rhode Island Young Adult Prescription Drug Study (RAPiDS) was a cross-sectional study from January 2015-February 2016. RAPiDS recruited 200 young adults aged 18-29 who reported past 30-day non-medical prescription opioid (NMPO) use...
December 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241091/the-effectiveness-of-group-otago-exercise-program-on-physical-function-in-nursing-home-residents-older-than-65years-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mirjana Kocic, Zorica Stojanovic, Dejan Nikolic, Milica Lazovic, Rade Grbic, Lidija Dimitrijevic, Marina Milenkovic
AIM: To examine whether the 6-months group-based Otago exercise program is more effective than usual care on physical function and functional independence in nursing home residents older than 65 years. METHODS: An observer-blind randomized controlled study included 77 independently walking, cognitively unimpaired residents aged 78.4±7.6years, of which 66.2% were female. Physical function was assessed at baseline, after 3 and 6months of the Otago exercise program by three performance tests: Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Timed Up and Go (TUG) and Chair Rising Test (CRT), and functional independence by the motor Functional Independence Measure (mFIM)...
December 10, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241069/mir-208a-3p-aggravates-autophagy-through-the-pdcd4-atg5-pathway-in-ang-ii-induced-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts
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Li Wang, Nan Ye, Xiaoyu Lian, Fei Peng, Hexi Zhang, Hui Gong
Pathological cardiac hypertrophy is the main determinant of the development of heart failure, for which there is often no effective therapy. The dysregulation of autophagy is implicated in hypertrophy, but the mechanism linking these processes is unclear. In this study, we characterized the regulatory role of miR-208a-3p in autophagy in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts induced by Angiotensin II (Ang II). We found that miR-208a-3p was up-regulated in Ang II-induced H9c2 cardiomyoblasts and in starvation-induced autophagy...
December 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241059/moxidectin-residues-in-lamb-tissues-development-and-validation-of-analytical-method-by-uhplc-ms-ms
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Michelle Del Bianchi A Cruz, Maria A M Fernandes, Patricia A de C Braga, Alda L G Monteiro, Daniela Daniel, Felix G R Reyes
The development and validation of a throughput method for the quantitation of moxidectin residues in lamb target tissues (muscle, kidney, liver and fat) was conducted using ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS). To achieve higher recovery of the analyte from the matrices, a modified QuEChERS method was used for sample preparation. The chromatographic separation was achieved using a Zorbax Eclipse Plus C18 RRHD column with a mobile phase comprising 5mM ammonium formate solution +0...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241051/determination-of-lipid-profiles-in-serum-of-obese-ponies-before-and-after-weight-reduction-by-using-multi-one-dimensional-thin-layer-chromatography
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Ratchada Auyyuenyong, Andrea Henze, Julia Ungru, Florian J Schweigert, Jens Raila, Ingrid Vervuert
Obesity is a key component of equine metabolic syndrome, which is highly associated with laminitis. Feed restriction and/or exercise are known to alleviate the detrimental effects of insulin resistance in obese ponies. However, little is known about changes in the serum lipid patterns due to weight reduction and its association with disease outcomes. Therefore, the lipid patterns in the serum of 14 mature ponies before and after a 14-week body weight reduction program (BWRP) were investigated by multi-one-dimensional thin-layer chromatography (MOD-TLC)...
November 21, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240998/orthogonality-and-burdens-of-heterologous-and-gate-gene-circuits-in-e-coli
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Qijun Liu, Jörg Schumacher, Xinyi Wan, Chunbo Lou, Baojun Wang
Synthetic biology approaches commonly introduce heterologous gene networks into a host to predictably program cells, with the expectation of the synthetic network being orthogonal to the host background. However, introduced circuits may interfere with the host's physiology, either indirectly by posing a metabolic burden and/or through unintended direct interactions between parts of the circuit with those of the host, affecting functionality. Here we used RNA-Seq transcriptome analysis to quantify the interactions between a representative heterologous AND gate circuit and the host Escherichia coli under various conditions including circuit designs and plasmid copy numbers...
December 14, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240921/cry1-bt-susceptibilities-of-fall-armyworm-lepidoptera-noctuidae-host-strains
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David A Ingber, Charles E Mason, Lindsey Flexner
The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith; Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is a highly polyphagous, multivoltine pest of commercial crops including corn (Zea mays L.), cotton (Gossypium spp. L.), rice (Oryza sativa L.), and pasture grasses. Fall armyworm has become a growing concern in agricultural communities across the Americas as field populations in many locales have evolved resistance to several Cry1 toxins derived from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner (Bt). An often overlooked aspect of fall armyworm biology is the existence of two host strains, the 'rice' and 'corn' strains...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240897/factors-influencing-women-in-physical-activity-programs-in-malaysia
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C Hanlon, S Khoo, T Morris, R Eime
The majority of research on factors associated with women participation in physical activity (PA) has been in developed countries with limited research in developing countries. Few women in Malaysia are active at the recommended levels for health, and activity rates are less than developed countries. Little research has focused specially on physically active Malaysian women and the factors that contribute to them becoming and staying active in PA programs. This lack of knowledge hinders the tailored development and implementation of PA programs to meet their needs...
December 11, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240816/the-sociotype-construct-gauging-the-structure-and-dynamics-of-human-sociality
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Pedro C Marijuán, Jesús Montero-Marín, Jorge Navarro, Javier García-Campayo, Raquel Del Moral
Exploring the pertinence of a "sociotype" construct, established along the conceptual chain genotype-phenotype-sociotype, is the essential purpose of the present paper. Further, by following the sociotype's conceptual guidelines, a new psychometric indicator has been developed in order to gauge the level of social interaction around each individual-the sociotype questionnaire (SOCQ). A first version of this questionnaire has been elaborated by gathering data about the different classes of social bonds (family, friends, acquaintances, and work/study colleagues) in general population and about the dynamic update of these bonds via face-to-face conversation and other modes of interaction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240805/poly-victimization-in-a-norwegian-adolescent-population-prevalence-social-and-psychological-profile-and-detrimental-effects
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Svein Mossige, Lihong Huang
BACKGROUND: This study focuses on poly-victimization, with the aim of providing a realistic estimation of the prevalence of lifetime victimization in a Norwegian adolescent population (ages 18-19 years). METHODS: Based upon the concept from previous research, we applied measures of child poly-victimization on Norwegian data obtained from a national youth survey in 2015 (N = 4,531) to arrive at an estimation of its prevalence. We used variables that measure individual characteristics such as gender and educational aspiration and socio-economic factors such as parents' education level and home economic situation to derive a social and psychological profile of victimization and poly-victimization among young people...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240744/an-osteoarthritis-model-of-care-should-be-a-national-priority-for-new-zealand
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Jennifer Baldwin, Andrew Briggs, Warwick Bagg, Peter Larmer
Osteoarthritis is highly prevalent, disabling and costly to the person and the community. The burden of this chronic condition is predicted to increase dramatically over the coming decades. Healthcare spending on osteoarthritis is unsustainable and action is needed to improve care delivery. At present, there is an over-emphasis on surgical and pharmacological interventions, despite evidence supporting conservative treatments such as exercise, weight loss and education. While clinical guidelines provide recommendations regarding best practice (ie, what to do), they fail to address how to operationalise these recommendations into clinical practice...
December 15, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240729/introduction-of-inactivated-poliovirus-vaccine-and-impact-on-vaccine-associated-paralytic-poliomyelitis-beijing-china-2014-2016
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Dan Zhao, Rui Ma, Tao Zhou, Fan Yang, Jin Wu, Hao Sun, Fang Liu, Li Lu, Xiaomei Li, Shuyan Zuo, Wei Yao, Jian Yin
When included in a sequential polio vaccination schedule, inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) reduces the risk for vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP), a rare adverse event associated with receipt of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV). During January 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended introduction of at least 1 IPV dose into routine immunization schedules in OPV-using countries (1). The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 recommended completion of IPV introduction in 2015 and globally synchronized withdrawal of OPV type 2 in 2016 (2)...
December 15, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240722/g-protein-coupled-receptors-at-the-crossroad-between-physiologic-and-pathologic-angiogenesis-old-paradigms-and-emerging-concepts
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Ernestina M De Francesco, Federica Sotgia, Robert B Clarke, Michael P Lisanti, Marcello Maggiolini
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) have been implicated in transmitting signals across the extra- and intra-cellular compartments, thus allowing environmental stimuli to elicit critical biological responses. As GPCRs can be activated by an extensive range of factors including hormones, neurotransmitters, phospholipids and other stimuli, their involvement in a plethora of physiological functions is not surprising. Aberrant GPCR signaling has been regarded as a major contributor to diverse pathologic conditions, such as inflammatory, cardiovascular and neoplastic diseases...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240687/decreasing-inappropriate-use-of-antibiotics-in-primary-care-in-four-countries-in-south-america-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Inés Urbiztondo, Lars Bjerrum, Lidia Caballero, Miguel Angel Suarez, Monica Olinisky, Gloria Córdoba
High antibiotic prescribing and antimicrobial resistance in patients attending primary care have been reported in South America. Very few interventions targeting general practitioners (GPs) to decrease inappropriate antibiotic prescribing have been investigated in this region. This study assessed the effectiveness of online feedback on reducing antibiotic prescribing in patients with suspected respiratory tract infections (RTIs) attending primary care. The aim was to reduce antibiotic prescribing in patients with acute bronchitis and acute otitis media...
December 14, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240661/physical-restraint-use-with-elderly-patients-perceptions-of-nurses-and-nursing-assistants-in-spanish-acute-care-hospitals
#18
Emilio Fariña-López, Gabriel J Estévez-Guerra, M Luz Polo-Luque, Alica Hanzeliková Pogrányivá, Eva Penelo
BACKGROUND: Physical restraint is often used during the hospitalization of elderly people. However, this procedure is associated with adverse outcomes; therefore, it is necessary to be aware of the circumstances that promote restraint use, such as the perceptions of professionals who use it. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the research was to determine the situations in which nursing staff considered the use of physical restraint as most important and to evaluate the possible associations with the sociodemographic and professional variables...
January 2018: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240632/methods-for-sexually-transmitted-disease-prevention-programs-to-estimate-the-health-and-medical-cost-impact-of-changes-in-their-budget
#19
Harrell W Chesson, Jennifer A Ludovic, Andrés A Berruti, Thomas L Gift
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this article was to describe methods that sexually transmitted disease (STD) programs can use to estimate the potential effects of changes in their budgets in terms of disease burden and direct medical costs. METHODS: We proposed 2 distinct approaches to estimate the potential effect of changes in funding on subsequent STD burden, one based on an analysis of state-level STD prevention funding and gonorrhea case rates and one based on analyses of the effect of Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) activities on gonorrhea case rates...
January 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240614/a-measure-of-the-potential-impact-of-hospital-community-health-activities-on-population-health-and-equity
#20
James W Begun, Linda M Kahn, Brooke A Cunningham, Jan K Malcolm, Sandra Potthoff
CONTEXT: Many hospitals in the United States are exploring greater investment in community health activities that address upstream causes of poor health. OBJECTIVE: Develop and apply a measure to categorize and estimate the potential impact of hospitals' community health activities on population health and equity. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We propose a scale of potential impact on population health and equity, based on the cliff analogy developed by Jones and colleagues...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
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