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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331569/salinivibrio-kushneri-sp-nov-a-moderately-halophilic-bacterium-isolated-from-salterns
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Clara López-Hermoso, Rafael R de la Haba, Cristina Sánchez-Porro, Antonio Ventosa
Ten Gram-strain-negative, facultatively anaerobic, moderately halophilic bacterial strains, designated AL184T, IB560, IB563, IC202, IC317, MA421, ML277, ML318, ML328A and ML331, were isolated from water ponds of five salterns located in Spain. The cells were motile, curved rods and oxidase and catalase positive. All of them grew optimally at 37°C, at pH 7.2-7.4 and in the presence of 7.5% (w/v) NaCl. Based on phylogenetic analyses of the 16S rRNA, the isolates were most closely related to Salinivibrio sharmensis BAGT (99...
December 21, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330861/validity-evidence-as-a-key-marker-of-quality-of-technical-skill-assessment-in-otl-hns
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Mathilde Labbé, Meredith Young, Lily H P Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: Quality monitoring of assessment practices should be a priority in all residency programs. Validity evidence is one of the main hallmarks of assessment quality and should be collected to support the interpretation and use of assessment data. Our objective was to identify, synthesize, and present the validity evidence reported supporting different technical skill assessment tools in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OTL-HNS). METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data generated through a systematic review of all published tools for assessing technical skills in OTL-HNS (n = 16)...
January 13, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330677/evaluating-efficacy-of-landsat-derived-environmental-covariates-for-predicting-malaria-distribution-in-rural-villages-of-vhembe-district-south-africa
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Oupa E Malahlela, Jane M Olwoch, Clement Adjorlolo
Malaria in South Africa is still a problem despite existing efforts to eradicate the disease. In the Vhembe District Municipality, malaria prevalence is still high, with a mean incidence rate of 328.2 per 100,0000 persons/year. This study aimed at evaluating environmental covariates, such as vegetation moisture and vegetation greenness, associated with malaria vector distribution for better predictability towards rapid and efficient disease management and control. The 2005 malaria incidence data combined with Landsat 5 ETM were used in this study...
January 12, 2018: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330416/virtual-genome-walking-across-the-32%C3%A2-gb-ambystoma-mexicanum-genome-assembling-gene-models-and-intronic-sequence
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Teri Evans, Andrew D Johnson, Matthew Loose
Large repeat rich genomes present challenges for assembly using short read technologies. The 32 Gb axolotl genome is estimated to contain ~19 Gb of repetitive DNA making an assembly from short reads alone effectively impossible. Indeed, this model species has been sequenced to 20× coverage but the reads could not be conventionally assembled. Using an alternative strategy, we have assembled subsets of these reads into scaffolds describing over 19,000 gene models. We call this method Virtual Genome Walking as it locally assembles whole genome reads based on a reference transcriptome, identifying exons and iteratively extending them into surrounding genomic sequence...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328762/patients-experiences-with-at-home-preoperative-skin-disinfection-before-elective-hip-replacement-surgery
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Maria Qvistgaard, Sofia Almerud Österberg, Kristiina Heikkilä, Ann-Britt Thorén, Jenny Lovebo
The aim of the study was to describe patients' experiences with preoperative skin disinfection carried out in their home before elective hip replacement surgery with the aim of lowering the microbial burden and avoiding surgical site infections. The literature was reviewed for relevant studies. Optimal preparations before surgery depend on patients being able to assimilate preoperative information and instructions. The study was based on 14 interviews with patients who had undergone elective hip replacement surgery...
July 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327409/cultural-aspects-of-pain-a-study-of-indian-asian-women-in-the-uk
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Stephanie Holt, Jackie Waterfield
OBJECTIVES: Culture and ethnicity are acknowledged as important factors in the context of the biopsychosocial model. They may contribute to explaining the experience of pain, therapeutic encounters within healthcare, and the strategies that individuals use to cope with pain. The present study explored these issues in a sample of Indian Asian women in the UK. METHODS: Based on a phenomenological approach, 17 women participated in five semi-structured group interviews...
January 12, 2018: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326101/pathways-over-time-functional-genomics-research-in-an-introductory-laboratory-course
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Todd D Reeves, Douglas M Warner, Larry H Ludlow, Clare M O'Connor
National reports have called for the introduction of research experiences throughout the undergraduate curriculum, but practical implementation at many institutions faces challenges associated with sustainability, cost, and large student populations. We describe a novel course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) that introduces introductory-level students to research in functional genomics in a 3-credit, multisection laboratory class. In the Pathways over Time class project, students study the functional conservation of the methionine biosynthetic pathway between divergent yeast species...
2018: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325988/arboriscoccus-pini-gen-nov-sp-nov-an-endophyte-from-a-pine-tree-of-the-class-alphaproteobacteria-emended-description-of-geminicoccus-roseus-and-proposal-of-geminicoccaceae-fam-nov
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Diogo N Proença, William B Whitman, Neha Varghese, Nicole Shapiro, Tanja Woyke, Nikos C Kyrpides, Paula V Morais
Bacterial strain B29T1T was isolated from the endophytic microbial community of a Pinus pinaster tree trunk and characterized. Strain B29T1T stained Gram-negative and formed diplococci that grew optimally at 26-30°C and at pH 6.0-7.0. The G+C content of the DNA was 61.6mol%. The respiratory quinone was ubiquinone 10 (UK-10), and the major fatty acids were C16:0, cyclo-C19:0ω8c and C18:0 12-methyl, representing 64% of the total fatty acids. Phylogenetic analyses based on the 16S rRNA gene sequences placed strain B29T1T within the order Rhodospirillales in a distinct lineage that also included the genus Geminicoccus...
December 22, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325661/facebook-the-use-of-social-media-to-engage-parents-in-a-preschool-obesity-prevention-curriculum
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Taren M Swindle, Wendy L Ward, Leanne Whiteside-Mansell
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the use of Facebook to deliver health-related education materials to augment a preschool classroom-based obesity prevention curriculum. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, mixed methods (descriptive and interviews). SETTING: Head Start classrooms administered by 2 large agencies (1 rural and 1 urban). PARTICIPANTS: Convenience sample of parents in 13 classrooms (cohort 1, 3 classrooms; cohort 2, 10 classrooms)...
January 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325541/interprofessional-collaboration-in-nursing-homes-interprof-development-and-piloting-of-measures-to-improve-interprofessional-collaboration-and-communication-a-qualitative-multicentre-study
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Christiane A Müller, Nina Fleischmann, Christoph Cavazzini, Susanne Heim, Svenja Seide, Christina Geister, Britta Tetzlaff, Andreas Hoell, Jochen Werle, Siegfried Weyerer, Martin Scherer, Eva Hummers
BACKGROUND: Given both the increase of nursing home residents forecast and challenges of current interprofessional interactions, we developed and tested measures to improve collaboration and communication between nurses and general practitioners (GPs) in this setting. Our multicentre study has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (FK 01GY1124). METHODS: The measures were developed iteratively in a continuous process, which is the focus of this article...
January 11, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325398/health-priorities-in-french-speaking-swiss-cantons
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Philippe Chastonay, Jean Simos, Nicolas Cantoreggi, Rudolf Zurkinden, Thomas Mattig
In Switzerland, the federal authorities, the cantons, and the communes share the responsibility of healthcare, disease prevention and health promotion policies. Yet, the cantons are in most health matters independent in their decisions, thus defining as a matter of fact their own health priorities. We examined and analysed the content of the disease prevention and health promotion plans elaborated during the last decade in six French-speaking cantons with different political contexts and resources, but quite similar population health data, in order to identify the set health priorities...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321998/effectiveness-of-two-different-herbal-toothpaste-formulations-in-the-reduction-of-plaque-and-gingival-inflammation-in-patients-with-established-gingivitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rajesh Hosadurga, Vinita Ashutosh Boloor, Sudharshan N Rao, N MeghRani
Background: Plant based toothpastes have received great attention in reducing gingival inflammation. Studies show contrasting results regarding the effectiveness of these toothpastes. In the present study, the effectiveness of two herbal tooth paste formulations in the reduction of plaque and gingival inflammation was assessed. Nicotine content in the toothpastes was assessed using GCMS. Material and methods: 50 patients with established gingivitis were included in the study...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321862/assessing-the-utility-of-metabarcoding-for-diet-analyses-of-the-omnivorous-wild-pig-sus-scrofa
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Michael S Robeson, Kamil Khanipov, George Golovko, Samantha M Wisely, Michael D White, Michael Bodenchuck, Timothy J Smyser, Yuriy Fofanov, Noah Fierer, Antoinette J Piaggio
Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) are an invasive species descended from both domestic swine and Eurasian wild boar that was introduced to North America during the early 1500s. Wild pigs have since become the most abundant free-ranging exotic ungulate in the United States. Large and ever-increasing populations of wild pigs negatively impact agriculture, sport hunting, and native ecosystems with costs estimated to exceed $1.5 billion/year within the United States. Wild pigs are recognized as generalist feeders, able to exploit a broad array of locally available food resources, yet their feeding behaviors remain poorly understood as partially digested material is often unidentifiable through traditional stomach content analyses...
January 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321048/danish-first-aid-books-compliance-with-the-new-evidence-based-non-resuscitative-first-aid-guidelines
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Theo Walther Jensen, Thea Palsgaard Møller, Søren Viereck, Jens Roland, Thomas Egesborg Pedersen, Freddy K Lippert
BACKGROUND: The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) released new guidelines on resuscitation in 2015. For the first time, the guidelines included a separate chapter on first aid for laypersons. We analysed the current major Danish national first aid books to identify potential inconsistencies between the current books and the new evidence-based first aid guidelines. METHODS: We identified first aid books from all the first aid courses offered by major Danish suppliers...
January 10, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320517/explaining-the-decline-in-coronary-heart-disease-mortality-rates-in-the-slovak-republic-between-1993-2008
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Marek Psota, Piotr Bandosz, Eva Gonçalvesová, Mária Avdičová, Mária Bucek Pšenková, Martin Studenčan, Jarmila Pekarčíková, Simon Capewell, Martin O'Flaherty
OBJECTIVE: Between the years 1993 and 2008, mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) in the Slovak Republic have decreased by almost one quarter. However, this was a smaller decline than in neighbouring countries. The aim of this modelling study was therefore to quantify the contributions of risk factor changes and the use of evidence-based medical therapies to the CHD mortality decline between 1993 and 2008. METHODS: We identified, obtained and scrutinised the data required for the model...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319806/comparative-genomics-highlights-symbiotic-capacities-and-high-metabolic-flexibility-of-the-marine-genus-pseudovibrio
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Dennis Versluis, Bart Nijsse, Mohd Azrul Naim, Jasper J Koehorst, Jutta Wiese, Johannes F Imhoff, Peter J Schaap, Mark W J van Passel, Hauke Smidt, Detmer Sipkema
Pseudovibrio is a marine bacterial genus members of which are predominantly isolated from sessile marine animals, and particularly sponges. It has been hypothesised that Pseudovibrio spp. form mutualistic relationships with their hosts. Here, we studied Pseudovibrio phylogeny and genetic adaptations that may play a role in host colonization by comparative genomics of 31 Pseudovibrio strains, including 25 sponge isolates. All genomes were highly similar in terms of encoded core metabolic pathways, albeit with substantial differences in overall gene content...
January 8, 2018: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319610/the-effectiveness-of-online-pain-resources-for-health-professionals-a-systematic-review-with-subset-meta-analysis-of-educational-intervention-studies
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Christina Liossi DPsych, Alessandro Failo PhD, Daniel E Schoth PhD, Glyn Williams Md, Richard Howard Md
Online educational interventions are increasingly developed for health professionals and students, although graduate and undergraduate medical curricular often contain limited information about how to assess and manage pain. This study reviews the literature on the effectiveness of pain-related online educational resources. Studies were identified via a search of Medline, PsychINFO, Web of Science, CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar and OpenGrey databases. Search terms included three concept blocks: (i) type of intervention - online education, computer-based, e-learning, web-based, and internet-based; (ii) population - pediatrician, physician, nurse, psychologist, medical; (iii) outcome - pain*...
January 9, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319097/conformational-stabilization-of-a-%C3%AE-hairpin-through-a-triazole-tryptophan-interaction
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Donatella Diana, Claudia Di Salvo, Veronica Celentano, Lucia De Rosa, Alessandra Romanelli, Roberto Fattorusso, Luca D D'Andrea
Molecular tools to stabilize the β-hairpin conformation are needed as β-hairpin peptides are useful molecules for pharmaceutical, biological and materials applications. We explored the use of a "triazole bridge", a covalent link between two β-hairpin strands obtained through Cu-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition, combined with an aromatic-aromatic interaction. Highly conformationally stable peptides were identified by NMR screening of a small collection of cyclic peptides based on the Trpzip2 scaffold...
January 10, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318629/tony-nevin-the-embrace-of-translational-work-by-a-basic-scientist
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F Charles Mace
Here I summarize John A. "Tony" Nevin's evolution as a translational author. All of his publications were classified by title and content as being primarily experimental analysis of behavior or translational. Translational works were subtyped as interpretative, descriptive research, or experimental research. During the first 20 years of his publication career, Tony published exclusively experimental analysis of behavior work. In 1982, he began a series of interpretative translational analyses on topics of significant social importance...
January 10, 2018: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314436/quality-assurance-issues-in-the-teacher-based-assessment-of-students-with-literacy-difficulties-for-examination-access-arrangements
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Sharon McMurray, Paul O'Callaghan, Claire McVeigh
This paper considers two major concerns centring on the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulations for access arrangement and reasonable adjustments and qualifications for teachers who take on the role of Level 7 access arrangements assessor. Thus, the paper is divided into two parts. First, the JCQ 2017-2018 regulations are critically evaluated highlighting the areas of need for which greater clarity and more extensive detail is required in these regulations. The second part of the paper discusses the findings of research on teacher competence in test administration, scoring, and reporting...
January 3, 2018: Dyslexia: the Journal of the British Dyslexia Association
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