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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527373/-i-don-t-believe-it-acceptance-and-skepticism-of-genetic-health-information-among-african-american-and-white-smokers
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Erika A Waters, Linda Ball, Sarah Gehlert
RATIONALE: Effective translation of genomics research into practice depends on public acceptance of genomics-related health information. OBJECTIVE: To explore how smokers come to accept or reject information about the relationship between genetics and nicotine addiction. METHODS: Thirteen focus groups (N = 84) were stratified by education (seven < Bachelor's degree, six ≥ Bachelor's degree) and race (eight black, five white). Participants viewed a 1-min video describing the discovery of a genetic variant associated with increased risk of nicotine addiction and lung cancer...
May 3, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496440/fc%C3%AE-chimeric-receptor-engineered-t-cells-methodology-advantages-limitations-and-clinical-relevance
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REVIEW
Sara Caratelli, Tommaso Sconocchia, Roberto Arriga, Andrea Coppola, Giulia Lanzilli, Davide Lauro, Adriano Venditti, Maria Ilaria Del Principe, Francesco Buccisano, Luca Maurillo, Soldano Ferrone, Giuseppe Sconocchia
For many years, disappointing results have been generated by many investigations, which have utilized a variety of immunologic strategies to enhance the ability of a patient's immune system to recognize and eliminate malignant cells. However, in recent years, immunotherapy has been used successfully for the treatment of hematologic and solid malignancies. The impressive clinical responses observed in many types of cancer have convinced even the most skeptical clinical oncologists that a patient's immune system can recognize and reject his tumor if appropriate strategies are implemented...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486033/predictors-of-consent-in-a-randomized-field-study-in-child-welfare
#3
Tom McDonald, Jackie Bhattarai, Becci Akin
PURPOSE: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are often viewed as the "gold standard" for proving the efficacy and effectiveness of new interventions. However, some are skeptical of the generalizability of the findings that RCTs produce. The characteristics of those willing to participate in research studies have the potential to affect the generalizability of its findings. This study examined factors that could influence consent among families recruited to participate in a randomized field trial in a real-world child welfare setting...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Evidence-informed Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471341/psychometrics-of-a-child-report-measure-of-maternal-support-following-disclosure-of-sexual-abuse
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Daniel W Smith, Genelle K Sawyer, Nicholas C Heck, Kristyn Zajac, David Solomon, Shannon Self-Brown, Carla K Danielson, M Elizabeth Ralston
The study examined a new child report measure of maternal support following child sexual abuse. One hundred and forty-six mother-child dyads presenting for a forensic evaluation completed assessments including standardized measures of adjustment. Child participants also responded to 32 items considered for inclusion in a new measure, the Maternal Support Questionnaire-Child Report (MSQ-CR). Exploratory factor analysis of the Maternal Support Questionnaire-Child Report resulted in a three factor, 20-item solution: Emotional Support (9 items), Skeptical Preoccupation (5 items), and Protection/Retaliation (6 items)...
April 2017: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468249/unconventional-secretion-of-heat-shock-proteins-in-cancer
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Tiago Góss Santos, Vilma Regina Martins, Glaucia Noeli Maroso Hajj
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are abundant cellular proteins involved with protein homeostasis. They have both constitutive and inducible isoforms, whose expression levels are further increased by stress conditions, such as temperature elevation, reduced oxygen levels, infection, inflammation and exposure to toxic substances. In these situations, HSPs exert a pivotal role in offering protection, preventing cell death and promoting cell recovery. Although the majority of HSPs functions are exerted in the cytoplasm and organelles, several lines of evidence reveal that HSPs are able to induce cell responses in the extracellular milieu...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466742/effects-of-the-diagnostic-label-schizophrenia-actively-used-or-passively-accepted-on-general-practitioners-views-of-this-disorder
#6
Lorenza Magliano, Antonella Strino, Rosanna Punzo, Roberta Acone, Gaetana Affuso, John Read
BACKGROUND: General practitioners (GPs) play a key role in the care of somatic and psychiatric problems in people diagnosed with schizophrenia (PWS). It is probable that, like other health professionals, GPs are not all free of prejudices toward PWS. In clinical practice, GPs sometimes interact with clients diagnosed with schizophrenia by specialists, passively accepting this diagnosis. Other times, GPs interact with clients having symptoms of schizophrenia but who have not been diagnosed...
May 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464352/maternal-experience-raising-girls-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-qualitative-study
#7
N Navot, A G Jorgenson, S J Webb
BACKGROUND: A growing line of research has sought to characterize the different presentations of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among boys and girls. Much less is known about maternal experience and mother-child relationship in children with ASD based on child gender. The present qualitative study aimed to investigate the mother-daughter relationship from the perspective of mothers who are raising girls with ASD with normal intelligence and functional verbal communication. METHODS: Eleven in-depth interviews were conducted with mothers of girls with ASD, ages 10-19 years...
May 2, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462740/what-happened-at-vienna-s-allgemeines-krankenhaus-after-semmelweis-s-contract-as-assistant-in-the-first-maternity-division-was-terminated
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P P Jadraque, K C Carter
Ignác Fülöp Semmelweis is famous for dramatically reducing puerperal mortality while he was an Assistant in Vienna's largest hospital, the Allgemeines Krankenhaus; he did this, mainly, by requiring medical personnel to disinfect their hands by washing in a chlorine solution. But Semmelweis was soon removed from his post as assistant. The conventional view, which is suggested by Semmelweis's own account, is that his contemporaries were skeptical of his results, that he was marginalized and that once he was no longer directly responsible for caring for maternity patients, puerperal mortality returned to its former high levels...
May 2, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462605/editorial-comment-on-end-2016-0830-or-r1
#9
Joseph L Chin
"Focal therapy/Partial Ablation" for prostate cancer now garners significant attention and controversy. Critics and skeptics point to the known multifocality nature of prostate cancer, countered by proponents of focal therapy with the "dominant index lesion versus secondary lesions" theory. Tay et al. used the C.O.L.D. Registry to retrospectively assess oncologic and functional outcomes of partial cryoablation, comparing with a propensity score-matched group who had whole gland ablation. It should be emphasized that the authors selected for partial ablation only patients with low volume, intermediate risk disease...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458578/intraoperative-radiation-therapy-for-breast-cancer-patients-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Sunil W Dutta, Shayna L Showalter, Timothy N Showalter, Bruce Libby, Daniel M Trifiletti
Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) provides an attractive alternative to whole breast irradiation (WBI) through normal tissue radiation exposure and reduced treatment duration. Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is a form of APBI with the shortest time interval, as it delivers the entirety of a planned radiation course at the time of breast surgery. However, faster is not always better, and IORT has been met with healthy skepticism. Patients treated with IORT have an increased compliance and overall satisfaction when compared to patients treated with WBI...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457177/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-assays-from-improved-analytical-performance-to-enhanced-risk-stratification
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Marek Kozinski, Magdalena Krintus, Jacek Kubica, Grazyna Sypniewska
Implementation of cardiac troponin (cTn) assays has revolutionized the diagnosis, risk stratification, triage and management of patients with suspected myocardial infarction (MI). The Universal Definition of MI brought about a shift in the diagnostics of MI, from an approach primarily based on electrocardiography (ECG) to one primarily based on biomarkers. Currently, detection of a rise and/or fall in concentration or activity of myocardial necrosis biomarkers, preferentially cTns, with at least one value above the 99th percentile upper reference limit (URL), is the essential component for the diagnosis of MI...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455517/neural-activity-while-imitating-emotional-faces-is-related-to-both-lower-and-higher-level-social-cognitive-performance
#12
Colin Hawco, Natasa Kovacevic, Anil K Malhotra, Robert W Buchanan, Joseph D Viviano, Marco Iacoboni, Anthony R McIntosh, Aristotle N Voineskos
Imitation and observation of actions and facial emotional expressions activates the human fronto-parietal mirror network. There is skepticism regarding the role of this low-level network in more complex high-level social behaviour. We sought to test whether neural activation during an observation/imitation task was related to both lower and higher level social cognition. We employed an established observe/imitate task of emotional faces during functional MRI in 28 healthy adults, with final analyses based on 20 individuals following extensive quality control...
April 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440755/dysfunctional-immunometabolic-effects-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-increased-cardiometabolic-risk-potential-epidemiological-alert-in-america
#13
Martin Rosas-Peralta, Michael F Holick, Gabriela Borrayo-Sánchez, Alejandra Madrid-Miller, Erick Ramírez-Árias, Efrain Arizmendi-Uribe
Vitamin D deficiency is a serious public health problem worldwide that affects not only skeletal health, but also a wide range of acute and chronic diseases. However, there is still skepticism because of the lack of randomized, controlled trials to support association studies on the benefits of vitamin D for non-skeletal health. This review was based on articles published during the 1980-2015 obtained from the Cochrane Central Register of controlled trials, MEDLINE and PubMed, and focuses on recent challenges with regard to the definition of vitamin D deficiency and how to achieve optimal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels from dietary sources, supplements, and sun exposure...
March 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435283/unlocking-the-black-box-of-practice-improvement-strategies-to-implement-surgical-safety-checklists-a-process-evaluation
#14
Brigid M Gillespie, Kyra Hamilton, Dianne Ball, Joanne Lavin, Therese Gardiner, Teresa K Withers, Andrea P Marshall
BACKGROUND: Compliance with surgical safety checklists (SSCs) has been associated with improvements in clinical processes such as antibiotic use, correct site marking, and overall safety processes. Yet, proper execution has been difficult to achieve. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to undertake a process evaluation of four knowledge translation (KT) strategies used to implement the Pass the Baton (PTB) intervention which was designed to improve utilization of the SSC...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414737/peer-norm-guesses-and-self-reported-attitudes-towards-performance-related-pay
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Nikolaos Georgantzis, Efi Vasileiou, Iordanis Kotzaivazoglou
Due to a variety of reasons, people see themselves differently from how they see others. This basic asymmetry has broad consequences. It leads people to judge themselves and their own behavior differently from how they judge others and others' behavior. This research, first, studies the perceptions and attitudes of Greek Public Sector employees towards the introduction of Performance-Related Pay (PRP) systems trying to reveal whether there is a divergence between individual attitudes and guesses on peers' attitudes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393687/biosimilars-for-the-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-economic-considerations
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Laszlo Gulacsi, Marta Pentek, Fanni Rencz, Valentin Brodszky, Petra Baji, Zsuzsanna Vegh, Krisztina B Gecse, Silvio Danese, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Peter L Lakatos
Biological drugs revolutionized the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. However, not all clinically eligible patients have access to biologicals, due to significant costs and budget impact. Biosimilars are highly comparable to their originator product in terms of clinical efficacy and safety. Biosimilars are priced 15-75% lower than their reference product, which makes them a less costly alternative and is expected to offer better patients access to biologicals...
April 6, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388484/making-punishment-palatable-belief-in-free-will-alleviates-punitive-distress
#17
Cory J Clark, Roy F Baumeister, Peter H Ditto
Punishing wrongdoers is beneficial for group functioning, but can harm individual well-being. Building on research demonstrating that punitive motives underlie free will beliefs, we propose that free will beliefs help justify punitive impulses, thus alleviating the associated distress. In Study 1, trait-level punitiveness predicted heightened levels of anxiety only for free will skeptics. Study 2 found that higher state-level incarceration rates predicted higher mental health issue rates, only in states with citizens relatively skeptical about free will...
April 4, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387572/changes-in-ideational-profiles-of-women-of-reproductive-age-in-urban-nigeria-the-role-of-health-communication
#18
Stella Babalola
Reproductive health indicators in Nigeria remain among the poorest in the world. Modern contraceptive prevalence rate has remained practically at the same level since 2003. Whereas contraceptive use is higher in urban compared with rural areas, the majority of urban women are not using a modern contraceptive method. Low contraceptive use in the country results from unfavorable ideational variables, including knowledge, values, beliefs, and norms. Ideational segmentation allows program planners to identify groups that are homogenous with respect to ideational variables and which have similar informational and skills strengthening needs...
March 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384657/metronomic-chemotherapy-vs-best-supportive-care-in-progressive-pediatric-solid-malignant-tumors-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Raja Pramanik, Sandeep Agarwala, Yogendra Kumar Gupta, Sanjay Thulkar, Sreenivas Vishnubhatla, Atul Batra, Deepa Dhawan, Sameer Bakhshi
Importance: Although oral metronomic chemotherapy is often used in progressive pediatric solid malignant tumors, a literature review reveals that only small single-arm retrospective or phase 1 and 2 studies have been performed. Skepticism abounds because of the lack of level 1 evidence. Objectives: To compare the effect of metronomic chemotherapy on progression-free survival (PFS) with that of placebo in pediatric patients with primary extracranial, nonhematopoietic solid malignant tumors that progress after at least 2 lines of chemotherapy...
April 6, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375808/skepticism-toward-emerging-infectious-diseases-and-influenza-vaccination-intentions-in-nurses
#20
Mathieu Maridor, Simon Ruch, Adrian Bangerter, Véronique Emery
Nurses generally show low compliance with vaccination recommendations. We assessed whether low vaccine acceptance is due to skeptical attitudes toward emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). Skepticism toward EIDs manifests as doubts about the real threat of emerging diseases and as distrust in the motives and the competence of institutions that fight these diseases. We performed a cross-sectional questionnaire study in 293 Swiss nurses using a newly developed scale to assess skepticism toward EIDs. Skepticism affected nurses' intentions to vaccinate themselves against seasonal influenza and against possible future pandemic influenza...
May 2017: Journal of Health Communication
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