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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206575/gun-attitudes-on-campus-united-and-divided-by-safety-needs
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James A Shepperd, Gabrielle Pogge, Joy E Losee, Nikolette P Lipsey, Liz Redford
All people share a need for safety. Yet, people's pursuit of safety can conflict when it comes to guns, where some people perceive guns as a means to safety and others perceive guns as a threat to safety. We examined this conflict on a United States college campus that prohibits guns. We distinguished between people (N = 11,390) who (a) own a gun for protection, (b) own a gun exclusively for reasons other than protection (e.g., collecting, sports), and (c) do not own a gun. Protection owners felt less safe on campus, supported allowing guns on campus, and reported that they and others would feel safer and that gun violence would decrease if they carried a gun on campus...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181040/is-there-a-determining-factor-that-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Tansel Gunendi, Basak Erginel, Ercan Bastu, Ibrahim Kalelioglu, Recep Has, Feryal Gun Soysal, Erbug Keskin, Aladdin Celik, Tansu Salman
Aim: This study was designed to investigate the factors affecting the prognosis in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) who were treated in our clinic. These factors included prenatal lung-head ratio (LHR), prenatal stomach and liver presence in the thorax, blood gases in the first 24 h and the modified ventilation index (MVI). Material and methods: The study was carried out retrospectively in 30 neonates with prenatally diagnosed left CDH who were treated in our clinic between January 2007 and 2013...
September 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180461/weapon-carrying-among-victims-of-bullying
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Tammy B Pham, Lana E Schapiro, Majnu John, Andrew Adesman
OBJECTIVES: To examine, in a large, nationally representative sample of high school students, the association between bullying victimization and carrying weapons to school and to determine to what extent past experience of 1, 2, or 3 additional indicators of peer aggression increases the likelihood of weapon carrying by victims of bullying (VoBs). METHODS: National data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey were analyzed for grades 9 to 12 (N = 15 624). VoB groups were determined by self-report of being bullied at school and additional adverse experiences: fighting at school, being threatened or injured at school, and skipping school out of fear for one's safety...
December 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172558/childhood-risk-factors-associated-with-adolescent-gun-carrying-among-black-and-white-males-an-examination-of-self-protection-social-influence-and-antisocial-propensity-explanations
#4
Jordan Beardslee, Meagan Docherty, Edward Mulvey, Carol Schubert, Dustin Pardini
Adolescent gun violence is a serious public health issue that disproportionately affects young Black males. Although it has been postulated that differential exposure to childhood risk factors might account for racial differences in adolescent gun carrying, no longitudinal studies have directly examined this issue. We examined whether childhood risk factors indexing neighborhood crime, peer delinquency, and conduct problems predicted the initiation of adolescent gun carrying among a community sample of Black and White boys...
November 27, 2017: Law and Human Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151718/achievement-of-adequate-glycemic-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-comorbid-mental-health-conditions-treated-in-a-primary-care-setting
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Kaitlyn Brown, Katherine Fortenberry, Lisa Gren, Karen Gunning, Carrie McAdam-Marx
Objective: This study investigated the association between the presence of a mental health condition (MHC) diagnosis and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes in a primary care clinic network. Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study compared adequate glycemic control (A1C <8.0%) in patients with type 2 diabetes with and without any MHC, as well as by MHC subtypes of depression or anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia disorders, and substance use disorder...
November 2017: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116839/laws-facilitating-gun-carrying-and-homicide
#6
John J Donohue
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December 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096039/diagnosis-of-lethal-or-prenatal-onset-autosomal-recessive-disorders-by-parental-exome-sequencing
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Karen L Stals, Matthew Wakeling, Júlia Baptista, Richard Caswell, Andrew Parrish, Julia Rankin, Carolyn Tysoe, Garan Jones, Adam C Gunning, Hana Lango-Allen, Lisa Bradley, Angela F Brady, Helena Carley, Jenny Carmichael, Bruce Castle, Deirdre Cilliers, Helen Cox, Charu Deshpande, Abhijit Dixit, Jacqueline Eason, Frances Elmslie, Andrew E Fry, Alan Fryer, Muriel Holder, Tessa Homfray, Emma Kivuva, Victoria McKay, Ruth Newbury-Ecob, Michael Parker, Ravi Savarirayan, Claire Searle, Nora Shannon, Deborah Shears, Sarah Smithson, Ellen Thomas, Peter D Turnpenny, Vinod Varghese, Pradeep Vasudevan, Emma Wakeling, Emma L Baple, Sian Ellard
OBJECTIVE: Rare genetic disorders resulting in prenatal or neonatal death are genetically heterogeneous but testing is often limited by the availability of fetal DNA, leaving couples without a potential prenatal test for future pregnancies. We describe our novel strategy of exome sequencing parental DNA samples to diagnose recessive monogenic disorders in an audit of the first 50 couples referred. METHOD: Exome sequencing was carried out in a consecutive series of 50 couples who had one or more pregnancies affected with a lethal or prenatal-onset disorder...
November 2, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059549/synthesis-of-high-volumetric-capacity-graphene-oxide-supported-tellurantimony-na-and-li-ion-battery-anodes-by-hydrogen-peroxide-sol-gel-processing
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Dmitry A Grishanov, Alexey A Mikhaylov, Alexander G Medvedev, Jenny Gun, Arun Nagasubramanian, Srinivasan Madhavi, Ovadia Lev, Petr V Prikhodchenko
High-charge-capacity sodium-ion battery anodes made of Sb2Te3@reduced graphene oxide are reported for the first time. Uniform nano-coating of graphene oxide is carried out from common sol of peroxotellurate and peroxoantimonate under room temperature processing. Reduction by hydrazine under glycerol reflux yields Sb2Te3@reduced graphene oxide. The electrodes exhibit exceptionally high volumetric charge capacity, above 2300mAhcm(-3) at 100mAg(-1) current density, showing very good rate capabilities and retaining 60% of this capacity even at 2000mAg(-1)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048964/easiness-of-legal-access-to-concealed-firearm-permits-and-homicide-rates-in-the-united-states
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Michael Siegel, Ziming Xuan, Craig S Ross, Sandro Galea, Bindu Kalesan, Eric Fleegler, Kristin A Goss
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relation of "shall-issue" laws, in which permits must be issued if requisite criteria are met; "may-issue" laws, which give law enforcement officials wide discretion over whether to issue concealed firearm carry permits or not; and homicide rates. METHODS: We compared homicide rates in shall-issue and may-issue states and total, firearm, nonfirearm, handgun, and long-gun homicide rates in all 50 states during the 25-year period of 1991 to 2015...
December 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024265/effectiveness-of-a-handmade-new-carotid-catheter-in-transradial-carotid-angiography-a-comparison-with-conventional-multipurpose-catheters
#10
Yakup Balaban
OBJECTIVE: The incidence and severity of carotid atherosclerosis increases in proportion with coronary artery disease and its severity. A special catheter specifically used for transradial carotid angiography has not yet been marketed. In this study, we investigate the feasibility and safety of our carotid catheter, which was made by reshaping currently available catheters. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2017, a total of 921 patients with indications for carotid angiography were identified after angiographic examinations and included in the study...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988203/firearms-training-what-is-actually-taught
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David Hemenway, Steven Rausher, Pina Violano, Toby A Raybould, Catherine W Barber
INTRODUCTION: Firearm safety instructors and public health professionals are natural allies in the quest to prevent firearm injuries. We audited basic firearm classes to provide information that can help familiarise public health professionals and others with the content covered. METHODS: With the advice of expert instructors, we created an audit form. Volunteers audited 20 basic firearm classes in seven north-eastern states. RESULTS: All trainers covered a wide variety of safety issues...
October 7, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940356/controversial-suicide-case-using-a-submachine-gun-with-a-sound-suppressor-the-need-of-team-work-of-forensic-chemistry-and-firearm-examiners
#12
Zuzanna Brożek-Mucha, Krzysztof Zdeb
Evidence materials in a presumed suicide case were studied by a firearm examiner and a forensic chemist. The victim's body with double gunshot wounding in his forehead, a machine gun in the sustained fire mode with a silencer, and four cartridge cases were found. Examinations of the evidence, the case file studies, and experiments dedicated to the case were carried out. Relationships between the placement of cartridge cases and the gun were established using a fast camera. The distributions of gunshot residues on the evidence materials and within the comparative gunshot patterns were studied by means of optical and electron microscopy, X-ray microanalysis, and infrared spectroscopy...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903713/is-it-a-dangerous-world-out-there-the-motivational-bases-of-american-gun-ownership
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Wolfgang Stroebe, N Pontus Leander, Arie W Kruglanski
Americans are the world's best armed citizens and public polling suggests protection/self-defense is their main reason for gun ownership. However, there is virtually no psychological research on gun ownership. The present article develops the first psychological process model of defensive gun ownership-specifically, a two-component model that considers both the antecedents and consequences of owning a gun for protection/self-defense. We demonstrate that different levels of threat construal-the specific perceived threat of assault and a diffuse threat of a dangerous world-independently predict handgun ownership; we also show how utility judgments can explain the motivated reasoning that drives beliefs about gun rights...
August 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815835/patient-education-materials-assessment-tool-for-laryngectomy-health-information
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Kevin Wong, Amir Gilad, Michael B Cohen, Diana N Kirke, Scharukh M Jalisi
BACKGROUND: The decision to undergo laryngectomy carries medical, social, and emotional consequences. This study evaluates the understandability and actionability of current laryngectomy information. METHODS: Laryngectomy-related educational materials from an online search were evaluated using the validated Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT). Reading difficulty was calculated using the Flesch-Kincaid Level, Flesch Reading Ease, Gunning-Fog Index (GFI), Coleman-Liau Index, Automated Readability Index, and Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) score...
August 16, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706004/feedback-microtubule-control-and-microtubule-actin-cross-talk-in-arabidopsis-revealed-by-integrative-proteomic-and-cell-biology-analysis-of-katanin-1-mutants
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Tomáš Takáč, Olga Šamajová, Tibor Pechan, Ivan Luptovčiak, Jozef Šamaj
Microtubule organization and dynamics are critical for key developmental processes such as cell division, elongation, and morphogenesis. Microtubule severing is an essential regulator of microtubules and is exclusively executed by KATANIN 1 in Arabidopsis In this study, we comparatively studied the proteome-wide effects in two KATANIN 1 mutants. Thus, shotgun proteomic analysis of roots and aerial parts of single nucleotide mutant fra2 and T-DNA insertion mutant ktn1-2 was carried out. We have detected 42 proteins differentially abundant in both fra2 and ktn1-2 KATANIN 1 dysfunction altered the abundance of proteins involved in development, metabolism, and stress responses...
September 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662150/a-viral-metagenomic-approach-on-a-non-metagenomic-experiment-mining-next-generation-sequencing-datasets-from-pig-dna-identified-several-porcine-parvoviruses-for-a-retrospective-evaluation-of-viral-infections
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Samuele Bovo, Gianluca Mazzoni, Anisa Ribani, Valerio Joe Utzeri, Francesca Bertolini, Giuseppina Schiavo, Luca Fontanesi
Shot-gun next generation sequencing (NGS) on whole DNA extracted from specimens collected from mammals often produces reads that are not mapped (i.e. unmapped reads) on the host reference genome and that are usually discarded as by-products of the experiments. In this study, we mined Ion Torrent reads obtained by sequencing DNA isolated from archived blood samples collected from 100 performance tested Italian Large White pigs. Two reduced representation libraries were prepared from two DNA pools constructed each from 50 equimolar DNA samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636236/assessment-of-silibinin-as-a-potential-antifungal-agent-and-investigation-of-its-mechanism-of-action
#17
Dae Gyu Yun, Dong Gun Lee
Silibinin, which is derived from Silybum marianum (milk thistle), has used as a traditional remedy for liver or biliary disorders and known to have superior antioxidant activity. In addition, silibinin was recently reported to have antifungal effect related to fungal apoptosis against Candida albicans and the interest in the therapeutic effect is increasing. In this study, we found another mode of antifungal action of silibinin and its antibiofilm activity on C. albicans. To investigate influence on fungal plasma membrane, propidium iodide and bis-(1, 3-dibutylbarbituric acid) trimethineoxonol [DiBAC4 (3)] assay were primarily carried out...
June 21, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603241/-the-treatment-of-wounds-during-world-war-i
#18
Sergio Sabbatani, Sirio Fiorino
The First World War was a huge tragedy for mankind, but, paradoxically, it represented a source of significant progress in a broad series of human activities, including medicine, since it forced physicians to improve their knowledge in the treatment of a large number of wounded soldiers. The use of heavy artillery and machine guns, as well as chemical warfare, caused very serious and life-threatening lesions and wounds. The most frequent causes of death were not mainly related to gunshot wounds, but rather to fractures, tetanus and septic complications of infectious diseases...
June 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598691/development-of-68-ga-scn-dota-capsaicin-as-an-imaging-agent-targeting-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-in-breast-cancer
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Jun Young Lee, Sang-Yeun Lee, Gun Gyun Kim, Min Goo Hur, Seung Dae Yang, Jeong-Hoon Park, Sang Wook Kim
(68)Ga-labeled capsaicin using a DOTA (1,4,7,10-tetraazocyclododecane-N,N',N″,N'″-tetraacetic acid) derivative [(68)Ga-SCN-Benzyl(Bn)-DOTA-capsaicin] was studied for the diagnosis of breast cancers, such as MCF-7 and SK-BR-3. The standard compound, (69)Ga-SCN-Bn-DOTA-capsaicin, was also prepared and characterized by spectroscopic analysis. The binding affinity of (68)Ga-SCN-Bn-DOTA-capsaicin was evaluated by using breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7, SK-BR-3) and colon cancer cell (CT-26); the biodistribution was carried out by using MCF-7-bearing nude mice, after which the positron emission tomography (PET) images were obtained at different time intervals (15-120 minutes)...
June 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467200/skin-microvascular-function-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-an-observational-study-from-the-onset-of-diabetes
#20
Pia Santesson, Per-Eric Lins, Majid Kalani, Ulf Adamson, Isak Lelic, Gunvor von Wendt, Bengt Fagrell, Gun Jörneskog
BACKGROUND: The development of disturbances in skin microcirculation in type 1 diabetes is not well characterised. We assessed skin microcirculation longitudinally from the onset of diabetes up to 29 years of duration to investigate when such disturbances start. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventeen adult patients with type 1 diabetes participated. Skin microvascular function in digit IV of the left hand was investigated by laser Doppler fluxmetry (LDF, arbitrary units [AU])...
May 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
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