Financial incentives for GPs cut antibiotic prescribing

New figures show antibiotic prescriptions by GPs for common respiratory infections fell by 3% following the introduction of a national incentive scheme.
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Publication date: Available online 17 September 2018Source: PlasmidAuthor(s): Alma K. Tamez-Castrellón, Ricardo Romo-Lucio, Iván Martínez-Duncker, Héctor M. Mora-MontesAbstractSome members of the Sporothrix genus can cause sporotrichosis, a worldwide distributed mycosis that affects several mammalian species, including human beings. Sporothrix schenckii and Sporothrix brasiliensis are the fungal species frequently associated with this disease, and the latter has gained significant interest because of the increased number of cases associated with transmission by cats. Despite the relevance of the...
Source: Plasmid - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2018Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural BiotechnologyAuthor(s): P. Rajiv, P. Vanathi, A. ThangamaniAbstractIn this investigation, zinc oxide nanoparticles were synthesized using Eichhornia crassipes and it was characterized by XRD and TEM. The particles were found to be spherical in shape with an average size of 25–30 nm. Different concentrations of synthesized zinc oxide nanoparticles solution were prepared and applied to Helianthus annuus by foliar spraying method. The plant growth attributes such as shoot and root length, dry and fresh weight of plant, chlorop...
Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Rafael Zapata-Lamana, Carlos Henr íquez-Olguín, Carlos Burgos, Roberto Meneses-Valdés, Igor Cigarroa, Claudio Soto, Valentín E. Fernández-Elías, Sonia García-Merino, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Antonio García-Hermoso, Hugo Cerda-Kohler
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Sylvain Giroud, Gabrielle Stalder, Hanno Gerritsmann, Anna K übber-Heiss, Jae Kwak, Walter Arnold, Thomas Ruf
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Wen Luo, Xueyi Ren, Jiahui Chen, Limin Li, Shiyi Lu, Tian Chen, Qinghua Nie, Xiquan Zhang
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Jinjing Yang, Jiyao Xu, Xuebin Han, Hao Wang, Yuean Zhang, Jin Dong, Yongzhi Deng, Jingping Wang
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
In this study, we tested the two-tier model in a wild plateau pika (Ochotona curzoniae) population on the Tibetan Plateau, by quantifying the associations between several behavioural and physiological traits at the among- and within-individual levels. We repeatedly measured exploration, docility, boldness, heart rate and plasma cortisol concentration in individuals between April and September of 2013. All traits tested were repeatable. At the among-individual level, all behavioural traits were correlated with each other and with heart rate, but were independent of both basal level and variation of plasma cortisol concentra...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2018Source: Physiology &BehaviorAuthor(s): Filipe Manuel ClementeAbstractThe purpose of this study was to test the associations between wellness and internal and external load variables during two intermittent small-sided games (SSGs). Ten male amateur soccer players (age: 19.8±1.6 years; experience: 8.3±2.1 years; height: 177.4±3.8 cm; weight: 71.7±4.2 kg) voluntarily participated in this study. The 5 × 5 format was played in 3 × 6 min and 6 × 3 min regimens. Muscle soreness (DOMS), stress, fatigue, and sl...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Journal of Molecular Structure, Volume 1176Author(s): Aram M. PetrosyanAbstractAll five published papers on L-threoninium acetate (including the recent paper by A. Senthamizhan et al., Structural, chemical and physical properties of pure and La3+ doped L-Threonine acetate crystals. J. Mol. Struct. 1149 (2017) 373–378) are erroneous. In fact, in all cases the obtained crystal was L-threonine.
Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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