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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227740/women-s-strategies-for-coping-with-the-impacts-of-domestic-violence-in-kyrgyzstan-a-grounded-theory-study
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Saltanat Childress, Deborah Gioia, Jacquelyn C Campbell
This paper provides an account of the adverse impacts of domestic violence on women in Kyrgyzstan and develops a grounded theory of coping among survivors of abuse. The results indicate that women adopt a range of strategies to prevent, avert, and minimize anticipated violence. Two key aspects of coping appeared in the narratives: 1) maintaining the status quo and 2) developing agency to resist the abuse. The results suggest that Government and nongovernmental organizations must take additional action to draw women to formal violence prevention services...
December 11, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194534/why-not-try-harder-computational-approach-to-motivation-deficits-in-neuro-psychiatric-diseases
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Mathias Pessiglione, Fabien Vinckier, Sébastien Bouret, Jean Daunizeau, Raphaël Le Bouc
Motivation deficits, such as apathy, are pervasive in both neurological and psychiatric diseases. Even when they are not the core symptom, they reduce quality of life, compromise functional outcome and increase the burden for caregivers. They are currently assessed with clinical scales that do not give any mechanistic insight susceptible to guide therapeutic intervention. Here, we present another approach that consists of phenotyping the behaviour of patients in motivation tests, using computational models...
November 29, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174034/panax-notoginseng-saponins-reduce-high-risk-factors-for-thrombosis-through-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-pathway
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Qin Shen, Jun Li, Caixin Zhang, Pengbo Wang, Anaz Mohammed, Songshi Ni, Zhiyuan Tang
The classic Virchow theory suggests that blood stasis, hypercoagulability and endothelial dysfunction are three major factors that cause venous thrombosis (VT). It is a complicated biological process involved multi-factors. Platelet plays a central role and participates in multiple links of this process. Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS), the principal constituents derived from panax notoginseng, has been widely described for its anti-platelet activity. However, its potential mechanism against platelet aggregation has not been clarified...
November 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955286/talking-cure-models-a-framework-of-analysis
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REVIEW
Christopher Marx, Cord Benecke, Antje Gumz
Psychotherapy is commonly described as a "talking cure," a treatment method that operates through linguistic action and interaction. The operative specifics of therapeutic language use, however, are insufficiently understood, mainly due to a multitude of disparate approaches that advance different notions of what "talking" means and what "cure" implies in the respective context. Accordingly, a clarification of the basic theoretical structure of "talking cure models," i.e., models that describe therapeutic processes with a focus on language use, is a desideratum of language-oriented psychotherapy research...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946612/meditative-movement-energetic-and-physical-analyses-of-three-qigong-exercises-unification-of-eastern-and-western-mechanistic-exercise-theory
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Penelope Klein, George Picard, Joseph Baumgarden, Roger Schneider
Abstract: Qigong is the meditative movement and therapeutic exercise of Eastern medicine. A growing body of evidence is validating its health benefits leading to mechanistic questions of how it works. The purpose of this article is to explore mechanisms of action related to Qigong, with the intent of unifying Eastern and Western exercise theory and to present a model for Qigong exercise analysis. Three exercises from a standardized Qigong form: 'Plucking the Stars', 'Lotus Leaves Rustle in the Wind', and 'Pacing Forwards and Backwards' were selected for meditative, energetic, and physical analyses...
September 23, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936108/changing-internal-representations-of-self-and-other-philosophical-tools-for-the-attachment-informed-psychotherapy-with-perpetrators-and-victims-of-violence
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Alexandra Pârvan
Attachment research shows that the formation of unconscious, insecure representations of the self, the other, and the self-other relations is linked to perpetration and receipt of violence. Attachment-focused therapy aims to change these internal schemata to more secure, adaptive representations by therapeutic work addressed to senses, emotions, and behavior. The paper proposes a new approach to altering the self and other representations in offenders and victims: it involves intellectual reflection on self, will, action and responsibility informed by Augustine's views, facilitated by actual relational experience, and translated into a distinct self-soothing strategy...
September 2017: Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology: PPP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930561/immune-ligands-for-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-ctls-in-cancer-stem-cells-cscs
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Ioannis A Voutsadakis
   The immune system has come to the forefront of cancer therapeutics in recent years with the success of immune blockade inhibitors in a variety of cancers whose list is increasing with a quick pace. Despite the efficacy of these drugs across a significant part of the cancer spectrum, responses are still seen only in a minority of patients, that implies that most patients are refractory or promptly develop resistance to these agents. Mechanisms of this resistance are important to decipher as this knowledge may lead to the introduction of additional therapies or manipulations to modulate resistance...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840608/a-practice-model-for-rural-district-nursing-success-in-end-of-life-advocacy-care
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Frances M Reed, Les Fitzgerald, Melanie R Bish
AIM: The development of a practice model for rural district nursing successful end-of-life advocacy care. BACKGROUND: Resources to help people live well in the end stages of life in rural areas can be limited and difficult to access. District nurse advocacy may promote end-of-life choice for people living at home in rural Australia. The lack of evidence available internationally to inform practice in this context was addressed by exploratory study. METHOD: A pragmatic mixed method study approved by the University Faculty Ethics Committee and conducted from March 2014 to August 2015 was used to explore the successful end-of-life advocacy of 98 rural Australian district nurses...
August 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822202/-q-marker-of-chinese-medicine-and-metabolic-regularity-of-co-network-compatibility-and-rainbow-potential
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Yan-Tao Yang, Sen Li, Jin-Ling Liu, Jin Zhou, Yi-Qun Zhou, Nai-Hong Chen, Fu-Yuan He
The effect of Chinese medicine (CM) compound prescription is the combined action results of single herbs based on the basic theory of Chinese medicine, and its function embodies the characteristics of multi components, multi targets and comprehensive effects. It is difficult to study the therapeutic material, establish quality standards or determine Q-marker, so we can't strictly monitor the quality of the whole process of CM. The identification of Q-marker has a profound influence on the whole process of the pharmaceutical engineering of CM...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822200/-analysis-on-dosage-form-theory-and-current-application-situation-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-pill
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Zhen Zhang, Tian-Hui Gao, Chao-Mei Fu, Jin-Ming Zhang, Jin-Feng Shi, Yao He, Heng Yin, Mao-Yuan Jiang, Jie Li, Fei Gao
Traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) pill, the most representative and successive dosage form, is called as one of the four classical TCM dosage forms. "Pills could keep the lasting and lenitive therapeutic efficacy for a long period" is the most classical dosage form theory, showing a guidance significance in making recipe, preparations and clinic application. In this article, we would elucidate the inheritance and development significance of TCM pills in three key points, including dosage form theory, pharmaceutical preparation technology and clinic usage based on the pharmaceutics connotation of this theory...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792581/-the-use-of-humor-in-psychotherapy-a-view
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Guillaume Chaloult, Claude Blondeau
The goal of this article is to expose different aspects of the use of humor in therapy. We hope that it will stimulate reflection and guide the clinician toward appropriate use of humorous interventions. Historical highlights of the topic will be presented. Then a practical definition of therapeutic humor and the main theories about humor will be reviewed. We will also discuss the probable mechanisms of action explaining the efficacy of humor in psychotherapy, as well as potential risks and benefits of its use...
2017: Santé Mentale Au Québec
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729417/mathematical-modeling-of-tumor-tumor-distant-interactions-supports-a-systemic-control-of-tumor-growth
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Sebastien Benzekry, Clare Lamont, Dominique Barbolosi, Lynn Hlatky, Philip Hahnfeldt
Interactions between different tumors within the same organism have major clinical implications, especially in the context of surgery and metastatic disease. Three main explanatory theories (competition, angiogenesis inhibition, and proliferation inhibition) have been proposed, but precise determinants of the phenomenon remain poorly understood. Here, we formalized these theories into mathematical models and performed biological experiments to test them with empirical data. In syngeneic mice bearing two simultaneously implanted tumors, growth of only one of the tumors was significantly suppressed (61% size reduction at day 15, P < 0...
September 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714393/interrelationships-between-gut-microbiota-and-host-paradigms-role-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-and-future-prospects
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Javier Caballero-Villarraso, Alberto Galvan, Begoña M Escribano, Isaac Túnez
Advances in the knowledge of the microbiota and concepts related to it have triggered a wake-up call in biomedicine. The development in various scientific areas has enabled a better and broader approach to everything concerning the set of families of microorganisms that coexist with an individual and are able to function as one more organ in its body. Among the aforementioned scientific areas, those worth mentioning are the advances/progress in biotechnological resources and, in particular, molecular biology and related areas...
July 14, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694859/interplay-between-prolactin-and-pathogenesis-of-psoriasis-vulgaris
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Delia Botezatu, Mihaela Tovaru, Simona-Roxana Georgescu, Oana-Diana Leahu, Calin Giurcaneanu, Antoanela Curici
INTRODUCTION: The polypeptide hormone prolactin (PRL) represents the pituitary modulator of lactation and reproduction. Currently, we discuss the wide range of PRL actions "beyond the mammary horizon". Multiple studies had showed the role of PRL as a cytokine, with comparable structural motifs, similar receptor structures and signal transduction pathways. Almost two decades ago it was fi rst hypothesized that PRL acts as a neuroendocrine modulator of both skin epithelial growth and the skin immune system...
September 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641817/-preventing-violence-in-schizophrenia-with-cognitive-remediation
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C Darmedru, C Demily, N Franck
OBJECTIVES: The association between schizophrenia and violence represents an important issue in psychiatry. Often highly publicized, violent acts raise the question of their detection, prevention, management and treatment. There is no single, direct and exclusive link between aggressiveness and the underlying psychiatric disorder. On the contrary, the processes underlying this violence are multiple and interlinked. In addition to static and dynamic risk factors, cognitive deficits play an important role in the genesis and maintenance of violent and aggressive behavior...
June 19, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613131/ego-boundary-deficits-and-the-negative-therapeutic-inter-action-a-tale-of-a-whale-a-whale-of-a-tale
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Charles A Peterson
Defined variously and unsatisfactorily as a worsening of the patient's condition following a correct interpretation, the negative therapeutic reaction is typically blamed on the patient: "the operation was a success but the patient died." For most neurotic patients unconscious guilt objects to progress and activates the need to suffer. For most character-disturbed patients envy cannot bear the analyst's cleverness. However, patients with ego boundary problems-even sectors of psychosis-may require a different explanatory mechanism, where a correct interpretation may be experienced as a penetration and an engulfment, threatening the intactness of the self...
June 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611661/discovery-and-development-of-calcium-channel-blockers
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REVIEW
Théophile Godfraind
In the mid 1960s, experimental work on molecules under screening as coronary dilators allowed the discovery of the mechanism of calcium entry blockade by drugs later named calcium channel blockers. This paper summarizes scientific research on these small molecules interacting directly with L-type voltage-operated calcium channels. It also reports on experimental approaches translated into understanding of their therapeutic actions. The importance of calcium in muscle contraction was discovered by Sidney Ringer who reported this fact in 1883...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595312/the-sub-inhibitory-theory-for-antibiotic-growth-promoters
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Leon J Broom
Antibiotics have played a critical role in the prevention, control, and treatment of bacterial diseases in humans and animals, and as growth promoters (AGPs) when used at sub-therapeutic concentrations in animal production. Numerous hypotheses have been proposed for the effectiveness of AGPs, which have largely centered on the beneficial modulation of the intestinal microbiota. However, these hypotheses have been doubted by some researchers, as AGPs are fed at concentrations that would typically be below minimum inhibitory concentrations (sub-MIC) for the antibiotic used...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577489/european-contribution-to-the-study-of-ros-a-summary-of-the-findings-and-prospects-for-the-future-from-the-cost-action-bm1203-eu-ros
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REVIEW
Javier Egea, Isabel Fabregat, Yves M Frapart, Pietro Ghezzi, Agnes Görlach, Thomas Kietzmann, Kateryna Kubaichuk, Ulla G Knaus, Manuela G Lopez, Gloria Olaso-Gonzalez, Andreas Petry, Rainer Schulz, Jose Vina, Paul Winyard, Kahina Abbas, Opeyemi S Ademowo, Catarina B Afonso, Ioanna Andreadou, Haike Antelmann, Fernando Antunes, Mutay Aslan, Markus M Bachschmid, Rui M Barbosa, Vsevolod Belousov, Carsten Berndt, David Bernlohr, Esther Bertrán, Alberto Bindoli, Serge P Bottari, Paula M Brito, Guia Carrara, Ana I Casas, Afroditi Chatzi, Niki Chondrogianni, Marcus Conrad, Marcus S Cooke, João G Costa, Antonio Cuadrado, Pham My-Chan Dang, Barbara De Smet, Bilge Debelec-Butuner, Irundika H K Dias, Joe Dan Dunn, Amanda J Edson, Mariam El Assar, Jamel El-Benna, Péter Ferdinandy, Ana S Fernandes, Kari E Fladmark, Ulrich Förstermann, Rashid Giniatullin, Zoltán Giricz, Anikó Görbe, Helen Griffiths, Vaclav Hampl, Alina Hanf, Jan Herget, Pablo Hernansanz-Agustín, Melanie Hillion, Jingjing Huang, Serap Ilikay, Pidder Jansen-Dürr, Vincent Jaquet, Jaap A Joles, Balaraman Kalyanaraman, Danylo Kaminskyy, Mahsa Karbaschi, Marina Kleanthous, Lars-Oliver Klotz, Bato Korac, Kemal Sami Korkmaz, Rafal Koziel, Damir Kračun, Karl-Heinz Krause, Vladimír Křen, Thomas Krieg, João Laranjinha, Antigone Lazou, Huige Li, Antonio Martínez-Ruiz, Reiko Matsui, Gethin J McBean, Stuart P Meredith, Joris Messens, Verónica Miguel, Yuliya Mikhed, Irina Milisav, Lidija Milković, Antonio Miranda-Vizuete, Miloš Mojović, María Monsalve, Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy, John Mulvey, Thomas Münzel, Vladimir Muzykantov, Isabel T N Nguyen, Matthias Oelze, Nuno G Oliveira, Carlos M Palmeira, Nikoletta Papaevgeniou, Aleksandra Pavićević, Brandán Pedre, Fabienne Peyrot, Marios Phylactides, Gratiela G Pircalabioru, Andrew R Pitt, Henrik E Poulsen, Ignacio Prieto, Maria Pia Rigobello, Natalia Robledinos-Antón, Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas, Anabela P Rolo, Francis Rousset, Tatjana Ruskovska, Nuno Saraiva, Shlomo Sasson, Katrin Schröder, Khrystyna Semen, Tamara Seredenina, Anastasia Shakirzyanova, Geoffrey L Smith, Thierry Soldati, Bebiana C Sousa, Corinne M Spickett, Ana Stancic, Marie José Stasia, Holger Steinbrenner, Višnja Stepanić, Sebastian Steven, Kostas Tokatlidis, Erkan Tuncay, Belma Turan, Fulvio Ursini, Jan Vacek, Olga Vajnerova, Kateřina Valentová, Frank Van Breusegem, Lokman Varisli, Elizabeth A Veal, A Suha Yalçın, Olha Yelisyeyeva, Neven Žarković, Martina Zatloukalová, Jacek Zielonka, Rhian M Touyz, Andreas Papapetropoulos, Tilman Grune, Santiago Lamas, Harald H H W Schmidt, Fabio Di Lisa, Andreas Daiber
The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) provides an ideal framework to establish multi-disciplinary research networks. COST Action BM1203 (EU-ROS) represents a consortium of researchers from different disciplines who are dedicated to providing new insights and tools for better understanding redox biology and medicine and, in the long run, to finding new therapeutic strategies to target dysregulated redox processes in various diseases. This report highlights the major achievements of EU-ROS as well as research updates and new perspectives arising from its members...
May 18, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542320/the-ik1-kir2-1-channel-agonist-zacopride-prevents-and-cures-acute-ischemic-arrhythmias-in-the-rat
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Xu-Wen Zhai, Li Zhang, Yun-Fei Guo, Ying Yang, Dong-Ming Wang, Yan Zhang, Pan Li, Yi-Fan Niu, Qi-Long Feng, Bo-Wei Wu, Ji-Min Cao, Qing-Hua Liu
Arrhythmogenesis in acute myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with depolarization of resting membraine potential (RMP) and decrease of inward rectifier potassium current (IK1) in cardiomyocytes. However, clinical anti-arrhythmic agents that primarily act on RMP by enhancing the IK1 channel are not currently available. We hypothesized that zacopride, a selective and moderate agonist of the IK1/Kir2.1 channels, prevents and cures acute ischemic arrhythmias. To test this viewpoint, adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were subjected to MI by ligating the left main coronary artery...
2017: PloS One
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