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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334765/the-operational-context-of-care-sport-connectors-in-the-netherlands
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K E F Leenaars, E C van der Velden-Bollemaat, E Smit, A Wagemakers, G R M Molleman, M A Koelen
To stimulate physical activity (PA) and guide primary care patients towards local sport facilities, Care Sport Connectors (CSCs), to whom a broker role has been ascribed, were introduced in 2012 in the Netherlands. The aim of this study is to describe CSCs' operational context. A theoretical framework was developed and used as the starting point for this study. Group interviews were held with policymakers in nine participating municipalities, and, when applicable, the CSC's manager was also present. Prior to the interviews, a first outline of the operational context was mapped, based on the analysis of policy documents and a questionnaire completed by the policymakers...
February 22, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334519/perspectives-of-health-and-self-care-among-older-persons-to-be-implemented-in-an-interactive-ict-platform
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Carina Göransson, Yvonne Wengström, Kristina Ziegert, Ann Langius-Eklöf, Irene Eriksson, Annica Kihlgren, Karin Blomberg
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To acquire knowledge regarding the contents to be implemented in an interactive ICT-platform perceived to be relevant to health and self-care among older persons based on the literature, healthcare professionals and the older persons themselves. BACKGROUND: The growing ageing population places demands on the healthcare system to promote healthy ageing and to strengthen the older person's self-care ability. This requires innovative approaches to facilitate communication between the older person and healthcare professionals, and to increase the older person's participation in their care...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334458/strategies-for-healthcare-professionals-to-facilitate-patient-illness-understanding
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Håkan Nunstedt, Gudrun Rudolfsson, Pia Alsén, Sandra Pennbrant
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe how healthcare professionals facilitate patient illness understanding. BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals and patients differ in their illness understanding. If the information provided by healthcare professionals is not adapted to the patient's daily life it may be unusable for the patient. Previous research has found that healthcare professionals should individualise the information to enable the patient to apply the knowledge to the personal situation and to develop illness understanding...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334170/multiple-types-of-memory-and-everyday-functional-assessment-in-older-adults
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Jenna Beaver, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Objective: Current proxy measures for assessing everyday functioning (e.g., questionnaires, performance-based measures, and direct observation) show discrepancies in their rating of functional status. The present study investigated the relationship between multiple proxy measures of functional status and content memory (i.e., memory for information), temporal order memory, and prospective memory in an older adult sample. Method: A total of 197 community-dwelling older adults who did (n = 45) or did not meet (n = 152) criteria for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), completed six different assessments of functional status (two questionnaires, two performance-based tasks, and two direct observation tasks) as well as experimental measures of content memory, prospective memory, and temporal order memory...
February 23, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332747/ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-hyphenated-with-quadrupole-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry-for-simultaneous-determination-of-necine-core-structure-pyrrolizidine-alkaloids-in-crotalaria-sessiliflora-l-without-all-corresponding-standards
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Wei Zhang, Wenbei Huai, Yi Zhang, Jincan Shen, Xunyou Tang, Xiujuan Xie, Ke Wang, Huajun Fan
INTRODUCTION: Crotalaria sessiliflora L. is a Chinese traditional herb for treatment of cutaneum carcinoma and cervical carcinoma. In addition to monocrotaline, coexisting pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) also require further quantification for quality control and pharmaceutical uses of the herb. OBJECTIVE: To establish a UPLC-Q-Orbitrap/MS method of simultaneous determination of coexisting PAs with same parent structure for quality control and comprehensive researches of Crotalaria sessiliflora L...
March 23, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332638/water-quality-in-turkey-farms-in-khemisset-morocco-and-potential-risk-factors
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A El Allaoui, F Rhazi Filali, A Derouich
The objectives of this study were to assess the microbiological and physical/chemical quality of water in broiler turkey farms in the province of Khemisset (north-western Morocco) and, based on a questionnaire, to ascertain potential risk factors for contamination of drinking water with faecal coliforms. A total of 80 samples were collected and analysed in 20 farms (four from each farm). At the main inlet to the water line at the entrance to each turkey house, 100% of the samples were of unacceptable quality in terms of faecal coliforms, Escherichia coli, faecal streptococci, sulphitereducing anaerobes and enterococci...
December 2016: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331972/safe-sleeping-positions-practice-and-policy-for-babies-with-cleft-palate
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Karen Davies, Iain A Bruce, Patricia Bannister, Peter Callery
Guidance recommends 'back to sleep' positioning for infants from birth in order to reduce the risk of sudden infant death. Exceptions have been made for babies with severe respiratory difficulties where lateral positioning may be recommended, although uncertainty exists for other conditions affecting the upper airway structures, such as cleft palate. This paper presents research of (i) current advice on sleep positioning provided to parents of infants with cleft palate in the UK; and (ii) decision making by clinical nurse specialists when advising parents of infants with cleft palate...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331628/association-of-iodized-salt-with-goiter-prevalence-in-chinese-populations-a-continuity-analysis-over-time
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Zhen Liang, Chen Xu, Yong-Jun Luo
BACKGROUND: Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) refer to diseases that are caused by insufficient iodine intake, and the best strategy to prevent IDD is the addition of iodine to dietary salt. Because iodine deficiency is a common cause of goiter, the prevalence as effectively controlled after the implementation of universal salt iodization (USI) in China. However, there is substantial controversy as to whether the incidence of thyroid disorders is related to iodized salt intake. Therefore, we aimed to clarify whether the risk of goiter can be promoted by USI...
2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331217/geographic-distribution-of-cadmium-and-its-interaction-with-the-microbial-community-in-the-longjiang-river-risk-evaluation-after-a-shocking-pollution-accident
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MingJiang Zhang, FuKe Huang, GuangYuan Wang, XingYu Liu, JianKang Wen, XiaoSheng Zhang, YaoSi Huang, Yu Xia
A shocking Longjiang River cadmium pollution accident occurred in 2012, the effects of which on microbial communities remain unclear. Alkaline precipitation technology was applied for remediation, but concerns rose about the stability of this technology. To understand the geographic distribution of cadmium and its correlation with microbes, in this study, 39 water samples and 39 sludge samples from this river and 2 soil samples from the nearby farmland were collected for chemical and microbial analyses. The Cd concentrations of all water samples were lower than 0...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330276/molecular-diversity-of-annona-species-and-proximate-fruit-composition-of-selected-genotypes
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Hirdayesh Anuragi, Haresh L Dhaduk, Sushil Kumar, Jitendra J Dhruve, Mithil J Parekh, Amar A Sakure
Understanding the genetic variation in germplasm is of utmost importance for crop improvement. Therefore, efforts were made to analyse the molecular marker based genetic diversity of 20 Annona genotypes from five different species of family Annonaceae. During analysis, a set of 11 RAPD primers yielded a total of 152 bands with 80.01 % polymorphism and PIC for RAPD ranged from 0.86 to 0.92 with a mean of 0.89. With 93.05 % polymorphism, 12 SSR primers produced 39 amplicons. The PIC for SSRs ranged from 0.169 to 0...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330228/development-of-novel-ssr-markers-for-evaluation-of-genetic-diversity-and-population-structure-in-tribulus-terrestris-l-zygophyllaceae
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Kuljit Kaur, Vikas Sharma, Vijay Singh, Mohammad Saleem Wani, Raghbir Chand Gupta
Tribulus terrestris L., commonly called puncture vine and gokhru, is an important member of Zygophyllaceae. The species is highly important in context to therapeutic uses and provides important active principles responsible for treatment of various diseases and also used as tonic. It is widely distributed in tropical regions of India and the world. However, status of its genetic diversity remained concealed due to lack of research work in this species. In present study, genetic diversity and structure of different populations of T...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329439/clinical-intuition-in-the-nursing-process-and-decision-making-a-mixed-studies-review
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Christina Melin-Johansson, Rebecca Palmqvist, Linda Rönnberg
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To review what is characteristic of registered nurses' intuition in clinical settings, in relationships, and in the nursing process. BACKGROUND: Intuition is a controversial concept and nurses believe that there are difficulties in how they should explain their nursing actions or decisions based on intuition. Much of the evidence from the body of research indicates that nurses value their intuition in a variety of clinical settings. More information on how nurses integrate intuition as a core element in daily clinical work would contribute to an improved understanding on how they go about this...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327491/narrative-based-medicine-as-a-tool-for-needs-assessment-of-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Gianpaolo Gargiulo, Vincenza Sansone, Teresa Rea, Giovanna Artioli, Stefano Botti, Grazia Isabella Continisio, Paola Ferri, Daniela Masi, Antonio Maria Risitano, Silvia Simeone, Rachele La Sala
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In the last years we have seen an ever increasing number of patients with haematologic disorders who need hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The whole sector of HSCT results, infact to be in a continous scientific and technological clinical progress, offering a very advanced care. Despite this, some aspects are underconsidered, some of which could be fundamental to determine the success of the care pathway, such as the experience of the illness by the patient...
March 14, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327096/exploring-why-a-complex-intervention-piloted-in-general-practices-did-not-result-in-an-increase-in-chlamydia-screening-and-diagnosis-a-qualitative-evaluation-using-the-fidelity-of-implementation-model
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R Allison, D M Lecky, K Town, C Rugman, E J Ricketts, N Ockendon-Powell, K A Folkard, J K Dunbar, C A M McNulty
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in England; approximately 70% of diagnoses are in sexually active young adults aged under 25. To facilitate opportunistic chlamydia screening in general practice, a complex intervention, based on a previously successful Chlamydia Intervention Randomised Trial (CIRT), was piloted in England. The modified intervention (3Cs and HIV) aimed to encourage general practice staff to routinely offer chlamydia testing to all 15-24 year olds regardless of the type of consultation...
March 21, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326093/the-complete-chloroplast-genome-of-wild-rice-oryza-minuta-and-its-comparison-to-related-species
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Sajjad Asaf, Muhammad Waqas, Abdul L Khan, Muhammad A Khan, Sang-Mo Kang, Qari M Imran, Raheem Shahzad, Saqib Bilal, Byung-Wook Yun, In-Jung Lee
Oryza minuta, a tetraploid wild relative of cultivated rice (family Poaceae), possesses a BBCC genome and contains genes that confer resistance to bacterial blight (BB) and white-backed (WBPH) and brown (BPH) plant hoppers. Based on the importance of this wild species, this study aimed to understand the phylogenetic relationships of O. minuta with other Oryza species through an in-depth analysis of the composition and diversity of the chloroplast (cp) genome. The analysis revealed a cp genome size of 135,094 bp with a typical quadripartite structure and consisting of a pair of inverted repeats separated by small and large single copies, 139 representative genes, and 419 randomly distributed microsatellites...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323113/longitudinal-analysis-of-discussion-topics-in-an-online-breast-cancer-community-using-convolutional-neural-networks
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Shaodian Zhang, Edouard Grave, Elizabeth Sklar, Noémie Elhadad
Identifying topics of discussions in online health communities (OHC) is critical to various information extraction applications, but can be difficult because topics of OHC content are usually heterogeneous and domain-dependent. In this paper, we provide a multi-class schema, an annotated dataset, and supervised classifiers based on convolutional neural network (CNN) and other models for the task of classifying discussion topics. We apply the CNN classifier to the most popular breast cancer online community, and carry out cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses to show topic distributions and topic dynamics throughout members' participation...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322958/synthesis-characterization-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-biguanidinylated-chitosan-g-poly-r-3-hydroxybutyrate
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Hend E Salama, Gamal R Saad, Magdy W Sabaa
Chitosan biguanidine hydrochloride (ChG) and low molecular weight poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate] (PHB) were successfully prepared to overcome the solubility problem of chitosan and PHB and also to enhance antimicrobial activity of chitosan. The graft copolymers based on ChG and PHB (ChG-grafted PHB) were then prepared via condensation reaction of the carboxylic groups of PHB with the amino groups of ChG. These graft copolymers swell in water. The prepared graft copolymers were characterized by FTIR, (1)H NMR, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermal analyses (TGA and DSC)...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322949/polysaccharide-based-bionanocomposite-hydrogels-reinforced-with-cellulose-nanocrystals-drug-release-and-biocompatibility-analyses
#18
Kummara Madhusudana Rao, Anuj Kumar, Sung Soo Han
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) reinforced, bionanocomposite (BNC) has shown great potential in tissue engineering applications due to the low toxicity, low density, and high aspect ratio. In this work, BNC hydrogels reinforced with CNCs were fabricated from xanthan (XG) solutions and chitosan (CS) in presence of green acidifying agent through electrostatic and hydrogen bonding interactions. As developed BNC hydrogels were characterized for complex formation, morphology, and mechanical behavior. The mechanical performance of BNC hydrogels was improved significantly as increased CNC content (from 2-10wt%)...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322472/molecular-chemistry-and-engineering-of-boron-modified-polyorganosilazanes-as-new-processable-and-functional-sibcn-precursors
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Samuel Bernard, Antoine Viard, Diane Fonblanc, Marion Schmidt, Abhijeet Lale, Chrystelle Salameh, Anne Soleilhavoup, Mélanie Wynn, Philippe Champagne, Sophie Cerneaux, Florence Babonneau, Georges Chollon, Fabrice Rossignol, Christel Gervais
A series of boron-modified polyorganosilazanes was synthesized from a poly(vinylmethyl-co-methyl)silazane and controlled borane dimethyl sulfide amounts. The role of the chemistry behind their syntheses has been studied in details by solid-state NMR, FT-IR and elemental analyses. Then, the intimate relationship between the chemistry and the processability of these polymers was discussed. Polymers with low boron contents display the appropriate requirements for facile processing in solution such as impregnation of host carbon materials resulting in the design of mesoporous monoliths with high specific surface area after pyrolysis...
March 21, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322145/total-phenolic-content-and-antioxidant-activity-of-mycelial-extracts-from-the-medicinal-fungus-paecilomyces-hepiali-ascomycetes
#20
Lan Jiang, Yi Li, Wen-Jing Wang, Abdessamad Imoulan, Yi-Jian Yao
Paecilomyces hepialid, a fungus originating in the Tibetan Plateau, has been used as a substitute for Ophiocordyceps sinensis because the primary chemical compounds and pharmacological effects of P. hepialid are similar to those of O. sinensis. P. hepialid has been developed into a dietary supplement and pharmaceutical products. The antioxidant activity of extracts using 2 solvents (water and ethanol) from mycelia obtained from 2 cultivation modes (solid-state and submerged cultivation) were evaluated in this study...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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