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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926191/clinical-validation-of-the-nursing-outcome-swallowing-status-in-people-with-stroke-analysis-according-to-the-classical-and-item-response-theories
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Ana Railka de Souza Oliveira-Kumakura, Thelma Leite de Araujo, Alice Gabrielle de Sousa Costa, Tahissa Frota Cavalcante, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Emilia Campos Carvalho
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To validate clinically the nursing outcome "Swallowing status". METHODS: The adjustment of the nursing outcome was investigated according to the Classical and Item Response Theories. The models were compared regarding information loss, goodness-of-fit, and differential item functioning. Stability and internal consistency were examined. RESULTS: The nursing outcome has the best fit in the generalized partial credit model with different discrimination parameters...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876410/cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-emic-stigma-scale-for-people-with-leprosy-in-brazil
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Fabiane Frota da Rocha Morgado, Erika Maria Kopp Xavier da Silveira, Anna Maria Sales, Lilian Pinheiro Rodrigues do Nascimento, Euzenir Nunes Sarno, José Augusto da Costa Nery, Aldair J Oliveira, Ximena Illarramendi
OBJECTIVE: Describe the process of cross-cultural adaptation of the "Explanatory Model Interview Catalog - Stigma Scale" for people affected by leprosy in Brazil. METHODS: After being authorized by the author of the scale to use it in the national context, we initiated the five steps process of cross-cultural adaptation: (1) translation, (2) synthesis meeting, (3) back-translation, (4) committee of experts and (5) pre-test. The internal consistency of the scale was evaluated using Cronbach's alpha coefficient...
September 4, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843401/dystonia-then-and-now
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Cynthia L Comella
INTRODUCTION: Dystonia is a rare disorder that has undergone extensive scientific investigation leading to a transformation of understanding over the past century. METHODS: This manuscript was prepared through a review of relevant literature for each topic. RESULTS: Historically dystonia was considered the manifestation of psychiatric disorders. Subsequently, investigations have firmly established this as a neurological disorder. Though electrophysiological and imaging, dystonia is thought to arise from a loss inhibition of motor programs, defective sensorimotor integration and abnormal plasticity...
June 30, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840465/gold-and-female-reproductive-organs-an-ultrastructural-study
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Nedra Badri, Maroua Mhamdi, Ridha Ben Ali, Horea Matei, Walid-Habib Tekaya, Adrian Florea, Samira Maghraoui, Leila Tekaya
Gold, a heavy yellow-colored metal, is usually found in nature as a metallic element or as salts. This noble metal historically had a reputation as an anti-inflammatory medicine for rheumatoid arthritis, a nervine, and a remedy for nervous disorders, as well as a potential anticancer agent. It has also been used as component in dental restorations and in implant materials. The present study was undertaken to point out histological and ultrastructural effects of gold, administered by intraperitoneal route, in pregnant female reproductive organs (ovary and uterus), in order to clarify its side effects on the reproductive function...
August 24, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834407/psychometric-testing-of-integrare-an-instrument-for-the-assesment-of-pressure-ulcer-risk-in-inpatients
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Ana María Porcel-Gálvez, Rocío Romero-Castillo, Elena Fernández-García, Sergio Barrientos-Trigo
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the psychometric properties of INTEGRARE, an instrument based on Nursing Outcome Classification. METHOD: A multicenter, cross-sectional, methodological design was used. FINDINGS: The study included 3,835 patients. Internal consistency α = 0.86. Confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated the unidimensionality of the scale, indicating a good model fit (CMIN/DF = 4; GFI, CFI, NFI, IFI = 0.999; RMSEA = 0...
August 21, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793127/development-and-validation-of-the-hospitality-axiological-scale-for-humanization-of-nursing-care
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José María Galán González-Serna, Soledad Ferreras-Mencia, Juan Manuel Arribas-Marín
Objective: to develop and validate a scale to evaluate nursing attitudes in relation to hospitality for the humanization of nursing care. Participants: the sample consisted of 499 nursing professionals and undergraduate students of the final two years of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Method: the instrument has been developed and validated to evaluate the ethical values related to hospitality using a methodological approach. Subsequently, a model was developed to measure the dimensions forming the construct hospitality...
August 3, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776069/porcine-arteriogenesis-based-on-vasa-vasorum-in-a-novel-semi-acute-occlusion-model-using-high-resolution-imaging
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Jonathan M Harnoss, Florian Krackhardt, Zully Ritter, Susanne Granzow, Dieter Felsenberg, Konrad Neumann, Lilach O Lerman, Fabian Riediger, Philipp Hillmeister, Peter Bramlage, Ivo R Buschmann
Bridging collaterals (BC) develop in several chronic total artery occlusion diseases, and can prevent extensive myocardial necrosis. Yet, their origin, growth process, and histo-morphology are still unclear. Since vasa vasorum (VV) may take part in collateralization, we hypothesized that VV are the basis for BCs. To comprehensively investigate this arteriogenesis process, we used high-resolution imaging, including corrosion casts, post-mortem angiography with stereoscopy, micro-CT, and immunohistology, in combination with a novel semi-acute vessel occlusion model...
August 3, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761773/deep-brain-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease-new-and-emerging-targets-for-refractory-motor-and-nonmotor-symptoms
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REVIEW
Dustin Anderson, Grayson Beecher, Fang Ba
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition characterized by bradykinesia, tremor, rigidity, and postural instability (PI), in addition to numerous nonmotor manifestations. Many pharmacological therapies now exist to successfully treat PD motor symptoms; however, as the disease progresses, it often becomes challenging to treat with medications alone. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a crucial player in PD treatment, particularly for patients who have disabling motor complications from medical treatment...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746560/developing-and-validating-the-perioperative-thirst-discomfort-scale
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Pamela Rafaela Martins, Lígia Fahl Fonseca, Edilaine Giovanini Rossetto
OBJECTIVE: Developing and validating a scale to assess perioperative thirst discomfort. METHOD: A methodological research conducted in 2014 and 2015 at the surgical center of a public hospital in the north of Paraná, Brazil. The scale was developed after literature review, followed by face and content validation, and reliability assessment through its internal consistency and inter-observer equivalence. RESULTS: Seven items make up the scale: dry mouth; dry lips; thick tongue; thick saliva; dry throat, bad taste and desire to drink water...
July 20, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734479/the-internal-medicine-of-the-21st-century-organizational-and-operational-standards
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E Casariego-Vales, A Zapatero-Gaviria, F J Elola-Somoza
The Spanish Society of Internal Medicine has developed a consensus document on the standards and recommendations that they consider essential to the organisation of internal medicine units for conducting their activities efficiently and with high quality. We defined 3 groups of key processes: the care of acutely ill adult patients, the comprehensive care of complex chronic patients and the examination of a patient with a difficult diagnosis and no organ-specific disease. As support processes, we identified the structure and operation of the Internal Medicine units...
July 19, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706748/comparison-of-globus-pallidus-interna-and-subthalamic-nucleus-in-deep-brain-stimulation-for-parkinson-disease-an-institutional-experience-and-review
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REVIEW
Shazia Mirza, Umar Yazdani, Richard Dewey Iii, Neepa Patel, Richard B Dewey, Svjetlana Miocinovic, Shilpa Chitnis
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has revolutionized the lives of patients of Parkinson disease, offering therapeutic options to those not benefiting entirely from medications alone. With its proven track record of outperforming the best medical management, the goal is to unlock the full potential of this therapy. Currently, the Globus Pallidus Interna (GPi) and Subthalamic Nucleus (STN) are both viable targets for DBS, and the choice of site should focus on the constellation of symptoms, both motor and nonmotor, which are key determinants to quality of life...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693029/angio-oct-de-la-zona-avascular-foveal-en-ojos-con-oclusi%C3%A3-n-venosa-de-la-retina
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Juliana Wons, Maximilian Pfau, Magdalena A Wirth, Florentina J Freiberg, Matthias D Becker, Stephan Michels
Objetivo: El objetivo del estudio comprendía visualizar y cuantificar las alteraciones patológicas de la zona avascular foveal (ZAF) mediante angio-OCT en ojos con oclusión venosa de la retina (OVR) en comparación con el ojo contralateral sano. Procedimientos: La angio-OCT se llevó a cabo mediante el sistema Avanti® RTVue 100 XR (Optovue Inc., Fremont, Calif., EE. UU.). Los bordes de la capa vascular superficial (CVS) se definieron como 3 μm por debajo de la membrana limitante interna y 15 μm por debajo de la capa plexiforme interna y, para la capa vascular profunda (CVP), como 15 y 70 μm por debajo de la membrana limitante interna y de la capa plexiforme interna, respectivamente...
July 11, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693020/propiedades-biomec%C3%A3-nicas-de-la-membrana-limitante-interna-tras-recibir-tratamiento-intrav%C3%A3-treo-con-ocriplasmina
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Franziska Vielmuth, Ricarda G Schumann, Volker Spindler, Armin Wolf, Renate Scheler, Wolfgang J Mayer, Paul B Henrich, Christos Haritoglou
Objetivo: Evaluar la rigidez de la membrana limitante interna (MLI) humana y evaluar los posibles cambios de las propiedades mecánicas tras administrar una inyección intravítrea de ocriplasmina para tratar la tracción vitreomacular. Métodos: Este estudio se compone de una serie de casos intervencionales y comparativos de 12 muestras de MLI extraídas mediante cirugía y obtenidas de forma consecutiva de 9 ojos de 9 pacientes después de someterse sin éxito a vitreólisis farmacológica con ocriplasmina...
2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680884/white-matter-injury-and-recovery-after-hypertensive-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Shilun Zuo, Pengyu Pan, Qiang Li, Yujie Chen, Hua Feng
Hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) could very probably trigger white matter injury in patients. Through the continuous study of white matter injury after hypertensive ICH, we achieve a more profound understanding of the pathophysiological mechanism of its occurrence and development. At the same time, we found a series of drugs and treatment methods for the white matter repair. In the current reality, the research paradigm of white matter injury after hypertensive ICH is relatively obsolete or incomplete, and there are still lots of deficiencies in the research...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678930/ruthenium-complex-improves-the-endothelial-function-in-aortic-rings-from-hypertensive-rats
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Izabela Pereira Vatanabe, Carla Nascimento Dos Santos Rodrigues, Tereza Cristina Buzinari, Thiago Francisco de Moraes, Roberto Santana da Silva, Gerson Jhonatan Rodrigues
Background: The endothelium is a monolayer of cells that extends on the vascular inner surface, responsible for the modulation of vascular tone. By means of the release of nitric oxide (NO), the endothelium has an important protective function against cardiovascular diseases. Objective: Verify if cis- [Ru(bpy)2(NO2)(NO)](PF6)2 (BPY) improves endothelial function and the sensibility of conductance (aorta) and resistance (coronary) to vascular relaxation induced by BPY...
June 29, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678878/the-bigger-the-better-volume-measurements-of-parasites-and-hosts-parasitic-barnacles-cirripedia-rhizocephala-and-their-decapod-hosts
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Christina Nagler, Marie K Hörnig, Joachim T Haug, Christoph Noever, Jens T Høeg, Henrik Glenner
Rhizocephala, a group of parasitic castrators of other crustaceans, shows remarkable morphological adaptations to their lifestyle. The adult female parasite consists of a body that can be differentiated into two distinct regions: a sac-like structure containing the reproductive organs (the externa), and a trophic, root like system situated inside the hosts body (the interna). Parasitism results in the castration of their hosts, achieved by absorbing the entire reproductive energy of the host. Thus, the ratio of the host and parasite sizes is crucial for the understanding of the parasite's energetic cost...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677169/fibre-dissection-and-sectional-study-of-the-major-porcine-cerebral-white-matter-tracts
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R Pascalau, B Szabo
White matter anatomy is the basis for numerous applications in neurology, neurosurgery and fundamental neuroscience. Although the porcine brain is frequently used as experimental model in these fields of research, the description of its white matter is not as thorough as in the human brain or other species. Thus, the aim of this study is to describe the porcine white matter tracts in a complex manner. Two stepwise dissection protocols adapted from human anatomy were performed on six adult pig brain hemispheres prepared according to the Klingler method...
July 4, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676986/incidental-findings-on-cerebral-mri-in-twins-the-older-australian-twins-study
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Rebecca Koncz, Adith Mohan, Laughlin Dawes, Anbupalam Thalamuthu, Margaret Wright, David Ames, Teresa Lee, Julian Trollor, Wei Wen, Perminder Sachdev
Incidental findings on structural cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are common in healthy subjects, and the prevalence increases with age. There is a paucity of data regarding incidental cerebral findings in twins. We examined brain MRI data acquired from community-dwelling older twins to determine the prevalence and concordance of incidental cerebral findings, as well as the associated clinical implications. Participants (n = 400) were drawn from the Older Australian Twins Study. T1-weighted and T2-weighted fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) cerebral MRI scans were systematically reviewed by a trained, blinded clinician...
July 4, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676057/prevalence-of-neurological-disorders-in-french-bulldog-a-retrospective-study-of-343-cases-2002-2016
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Vincent Mayousse, Loïc Desquilbet, Aurélien Jeandel, Stéphane Blot
BACKGROUND: French Bulldog (FB) has significantly gained in popularity over the last few years, and seems to be frequently affected by various neurological conditions. The purpose of this retrospective study was to report the prevalences of neurological diseases in a large population of FB, presented with neurological signs between 2002 and 2016, and for which a definitive diagnosis was established. A secondary objective was to identify epidemiological characteristics regarding specific diseases in this singular breed...
July 5, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666032/pulmonary-vascular-changes-in-extremely-preterm-sheep-after-intra-amniotic-exposure-to-ureaplasma-parvum-and-lipopolysaccharide
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Monique G M Willems, Matthew W Kemp, Laura A Fast, Nick M M Wagemaker, Leon E W Janssen, John P Newnham, Matt S Payne, Owen B Spiller, Suhas G Kallapur, Alan H Jobe, Tammo Delhaas, Boris W Kramer, Tim G A M Wolfs
BACKGROUND: Chorioamnionitis can induce pulmonary inflammation and promote bronchopulmonary dysplasia development, distinguished by alveolar simplification and impaired vascular growth. Chorioamnionitis is more common during the extremely preterm canalicular lung stage (crucial for vascular development); and increases the risk for subsequent sepsis. We hypothesized that single/combined exposure to chronic and/or acute inflammation induces pulmonary inflammatory responses and vascular changes...
2017: PloS One
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