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Human Vascular Microphysiological System for in vitro Drug Screening.
(Sci Rep, 2016-02-18)
In vitro human tissue engineered human blood vessels (TEBV) that exhibit vasoactivity can be used to test human toxicity of pharmaceutical drug candidates prior to pre-clinical animal studies. TEBVs with 400-800 μM diameters ...
Using electronic health record data for substance use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment among adults with type 2 diabetes: Design of a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network study.
(Contemp Clin Trials, 2016-01)
BACKGROUND: The Affordable Care Act encourages healthcare systems to integrate behavioral and medical healthcare, as well as to employ electronic health records (EHRs) for health information exchange and quality improvement. ...
Prevalence and correlates of proteinuria in Kampala, Uganda: a cross-sectional pilot study.
(BMC Res Notes, 2016-02-16)
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in sub-Saharan Africa, few community-based screenings have been conducted in Uganda. Opportunities to improve the management of CKD in sub-Saharan ...
Host gene expression classifiers diagnose acute respiratory illness etiology.
(Sci Transl Med, 2016-01-20)
Acute respiratory infections caused by bacterial or viral pathogens are among the most common reasons for seeking medical care. Despite improvements in pathogen-based diagnostics, most patients receive inappropriate antibiotics. ...
Q Fever, Scrub Typhus, and Rickettsial Diseases in Children, Kenya, 2011-2012.
(Emerg Infect Dis, 2016-05)
To increase knowledge of undifferentiated fevers in Kenya, we tested paired serum samples from febrile children in western Kenya for antibodies against pathogens increasingly recognized to cause febrile illness in Africa. ...
Performance of the Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription Medication, and Other Substance Use (TAPS) Tool for Substance Use Screening in Primary Care Patients.
(Ann Intern Med, 2016-11-15)
Background: Substance use, a leading cause of illness and death, is underidentified in medical practice. Objective: The Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription medication, and other Substance use (TAPS) tool was developed to address ...
Serum cholesterol levels within the high normal range are associated with better cognitive performance among Chinese elderly
(Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 2016-03-01)
© 2016, Serdi and Springer-Verlag France.Objectives: The association between cognitive function and cholesterol levels is poorly understood and inconsistent results exist among the elderly. The purpose of this study is to ...
Potential Cost-effectiveness of Early Identification of Hospital-acquired Infection in Critically Ill Patients.
(Ann Am Thorac Soc, 2016-03)
RATIONALE: Limitations in methods for the rapid diagnosis of hospital-acquired infections often delay initiation of effective antimicrobial therapy. New diagnostic approaches offer potential clinical and cost-related improvements ...
Primary care for opioid use disorder.
(Subst Abuse Rehabil, 2016)