Occurrence and multilocus sequence typing of Clostridium perfringens isolated from retail duck products in Tai'an region, China.

In conclusion, C. perfringens contamination in some duck products in Tai'an retail market was relatively high, and most of the isolates exhibited broad-spectrum antimicrobial resistance. Although all the isolates belong to type A, considerable genetic diversity was observed, and a portion of the strains from human and duck was found to be phylogenetically close. The results indicated that antimicrobial-resistance strains of duck origin pose a potential threat to humans by spreading through the food chain. PMID: 31536821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Anaerobe - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Anaerobe Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe warning mechanism should also be established to manage the continuous increase in health losses.
Source: Safety Science - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
This study compares satisfaction with walkability of residents in gated and open communities in Harbin, China. The results of gradient boosting decision trees show that neighborhood attributes associated with satisfaction with walkability differ between ga...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news
The benefits that urban green resources bring to humanity have received increasing attention, with the evidence from recent studies into public service provision--specifically regarding access to green space--being rather mixed. Despite a growing literatur...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news
Rapid urbanization in China has diminished urban residents' opportunities to connect with nature and thereby posed a great threat to their mental wellbeing. While a plethora of studies have disentangled the positive relationship between neighbourhood green...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Journal of Vocational BehaviorAuthor(s): Nimrod Levin, Hedva Braunstein-Bercovitz, Yuliya Lipshits-Braziler, Itamar Gati, Jérôme RossierAbstractMany individuals face difficulties when making a career decision. Gati, Krausz, and Osipow (1996) proposed a taxonomy that classifies career decision-making difficulties into three major clusters, which are further subdivided into 10 categories. Based on the proposed taxonomy, they developed the Career Decision-making Difficulties Questionnaire (CDDQ), which has been since adopted and used in>50 countries. D...
Source: Journal of Vocational Behavior - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This study aimed to examine the pattern of unmedicated schizophrenia patients in economically underdeveloped rural and urban areas of China. METHOD: A total of 4240 schizophrenia patients in Lanzhou (1720 rural and 2520 urban patients) registered in the community mental-health service system in Lanzhou, Gansu province were included. Their socio-demographic and clinical characteristics including medication treatment status were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: The proportion of unmedicated schizophrenia patients was 22.5% (n = 953) in the whole sample, with 32.3% (556/1720) in rural and 15.8% (397/2520...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The results of our study showed that the Chinese version of FROGS and mini-FROGS had good psychometric properties for assessing the social function of people with schizophrenia in China. In particular, the mini-FROGS version was better used in the clinical setting because of its convenience and efficiency. PMID: 31739130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
This study explored the effect of a nurse-led cognitive behavioral intervention on depressive symptoms and coping strategies among family caregivers of PWD in China. Methods This randomized controlled trial used data from a sample of 112 caregivers screened from 276 potential participants in a city in southeastern China. The sample was randomly assigned to an intervention group (n = 56) and a control group (n = 56). The intervention group received five monthly in-home, nurse-led cognitive behavioral sessions and telephone consultations after each session. The control group received five monthly, short, general conversat...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusions The SCNS-ST9-C is a brief, low-burden, and psychometrically valid instrument that may be applied in ethnically Chinese settings. This tool takes 1–2 minutes to complete. Further testing of the psychometrics of this instrument in different cancer populations is recommended.
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
This study was designed to explore changes in skin toxicity and quality of life (measured overall by three subscales) as well as the correlation between skin toxicity and overall quality of life over a 3-month period for patients with advanced lung cancer receiving oral targeted therapy. Methods This study used a longitudinal research design. Baseline data were collected before initiating targeted therapy. Data for the effects of targeted therapy on skin toxicity and quality of life were collected at 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks after therapy initiation. Data on skin toxicity were collected using the Common Terminology Criteri...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
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