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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457467/civil-forensic-psychiatry-part-3-practical-aspects-of-managing-a-medico-legal-practice
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Anthony H Samuels
OBJECTIVES: This is the third in a series of papers on Civil Forensic Psychiatry and provides practical advice for forensic psychiatrists, general psychiatrists and trainees who are expanding or contemplating a medico-legal aspect to their practice. CONCLUSIONS: Attention to the practice setting, office layout, recording of information, management of documentation, screening of briefs and proper timetabling can improve safety, quality, reliability and workload manageability...
February 1, 2018: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447372/small-fiber-polyneuropathy-is-prevalent-in-patients-experiencing-complex-chronic-pelvic-pain
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Annie Chen, Elise De, Charles Argoff
Objective: To demonstrate the prevalence of small fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN) in patients with refractory chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Design: Retrospective study of prospective database. Subjects: Participants were complex CPP patients recruited from subspecity referral clinics defined as those who were refractory to initial treatment and/or exhibited comorbid pain syndromes at initial presentation. Methods: Comprehensive treatment history for CPP was obtained, and participants referred as above; 3-mm punch biopsies were obtained of the lower extremity and sent to diagnostic reference labs to evaluate for SFPN...
February 13, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440923/managing-hyperparathyroidism-in-hemodialysis-role-of-etelcalcetide
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REVIEW
Keith E Eidman, James B Wetmore
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is common in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis and is associated with adverse outcomes. Currently, SHPT is managed by reducing circulating levels of phosphate with oral binders and parathyroid hormone (PTH) with vitamin D analogs and/or the calcimimetic cinacalcet. Etelcalcetide, a novel calcimimetic administered intravenously (IV) at the end of a hemodialysis treatment session, effectively reduces PTH in clinical trials when given thrice weekly. Additional clinical effects include reductions in circulating levels of phosphate and FGF-23 and an improved profile of markers of bone turnover...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429058/immunosuppressive-monocytes-cd14-hla-dr-low-increase-in-childhood-precursor-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-after-induction-chemotherapy
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D S Lima, R P G Lemes, D M Matos
In tumor microenvironment, immunosuppression is a common event and results from the inhibition of activated immune cells and generation of cells with immunosuppressive capacity, as some subtypes of monocytes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of immunosuppressive CD14 + /HLA-DR low/- monocytes in pediatric patients with the diagnosis of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and, moreover, verify whether the chemotherapeutic treatment has any effect on these cells. Peripheral blood (PB) and bone marrow (BM) samples were collected from 15 untreated pediatric patients...
February 10, 2018: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427523/meropenem-and-vaborbactam-stepping-up-the-battle-against-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae
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Sarah Christina Jane Jorgensen, Michael Joseph Rybak
Vaborbactam (VAB; formerly RPX7009) is a novel beta-lactamase inhibitor based on a cyclic boronic acid pharmacophore with potent inhibitory activity against Ambler class A and C beta-lactamases. It has been co-formulated with meropenem to restore its activity against Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPC). VAB does not inhibit class B or D carbapenemases, nor does it improve the activity of meropenem against multidrug-resistant non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli, notably Acinetobacter spp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
February 10, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420370/hepatoblastoma-in-a-child-with-early-onset-cirrhosis
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Julie Bennett, Melanie Kirby-Allen, Vicky Ng, John S Waye, Catherine T Chung, Furqan Shaikh
Hepatoblastoma is the most common hepatic malignancy of childhood with known genetic predispositions and perinatal risk factors, with rare case reports occurring in the setting of cirrhosis. This case describes a young patient with cirrhosis attributed to early-onset hereditary hemochromatosis who was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma with uncommon histologic findings, evidence of chemotherapy resistance who ultimately succumbed to her disease. It is important to consider diagnoses beyond hepatocellular carcinoma in this scenario and consider early biopsy...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419284/dna-s-encounter-with-ultraviolet-light-an-instinct-for-self-preservation
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Adam Barlev, Dipankar Sen
Photochemical modification is the major class of environmental damage suffered by DNA, the genetic material of all free-living organisms. Photolyases are enzymes that carry out direct photochemical repair (photoreactivation) of covalent pyrimidine dimers formed in DNA from exposure to ultraviolet light. The discovery of catalytic RNAs in the 1980s led to the "RNA world hypothesis", which posits that early in evolution RNA or a similar polymer served both genetic and catalytic functions. Intrigued by the RNA world hypothesis, we set out to test whether a catalytic RNA (or a surrogate, a catalytic DNA) with photolyase activity could be contemplated...
February 8, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412410/construct-validity-and-internal-consistency-in-the-leisure-practices-scale-epl-for-adults
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Rubian Diego Andrade, Gisele Maria Schwartz, Giselle Helena Tavares, Andreia Pelegrini, Clarissa Stefani Teixeira, Érico Pereira Gomes Felden
This study proposes and analyzes the construct validity and internal consistency of the Leisure Practices Scale (EPL). This survey seeks to identify the preferences and involvement in in different leisure practices in adults. The instrument was formed based on the cultural leisure content (artistic, manual, physical, sports, intellectual, social, tourist, virtual and contemplation/leisure). The validation process was conducted with: a) content analysis by leisure experts, who evaluated the instrument for clarity of language and practical relevance, which allowed the calculation of the content validity coefficient (CVC); b) reproducibility test-retest with 51 subjects to calculate the temporal variation coefficient; c) internal consistency analysis with 885 participants...
February 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407827/intuitionistic-fuzzy-analytical-hierarchical-processes-for-selecting-the-paradigms-of-mangroves-in-municipal-wastewater-treatment
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Xiaoguang Ouyang, Fen Guo
Municipal wastewater discharge is widespread and one of the sources of coastal eutrophication, and is especially uncontrolled in developing and undeveloped coastal regions. Mangrove forests are natural filters of pollutants in wastewater. There are three paradigms of mangroves for municipal wastewater treatment and the selection of the optimal one is a multi-criteria decision-making problem. Combining intuitionistic fuzzy theory, the Fuzzy Delphi Method and the fuzzy analytical hierarchical process (AHP), this study develops an intuitionistic fuzzy AHP (IFAHP) method...
December 18, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406762/-critical-review-of-gender-ideology-in-the-light-of-metaphysical-realism
#10
Enrique Eduardo Burguete Miguel
The implementing of gender ideology in the imaginary of current welfare-state societies owes much to a long process in the history of thought, which has culminated in an accommodation of post-feminist discourse. This paper sets out the epistemological principles that are present in gender ideology, as a response to both its recent and more-remote antecedents. It is furthermore framed by an urge for emancipation that began with medieval scholasticism, the latest manifestation of which lies in the post-structuralist deconstructionism that outlines the concept of queer...
January 2018: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399956/mentalizing-countertransference-a-model-for-research-on-the-elaboration-of-countertransference-experience-in-psychotherapy
#11
João F Barreto, Paula Mena Matos
As a construct, the elaboration of countertransference experience (ECE) is intended to depict the implicit and explicit psychological work to which therapists submit their experiences with clients. Through ECE, defined as a mentalizing process of a particular kind, therapists' experiences are presumed to acquire and increase in mental quality and become available for meaning-making and judicious clinical use. In this paper, we claim that such an ongoing process facilitates engagement with common therapeutic factors, such as the therapeutic alliance and countertransference management, enhancing therapist responsiveness in psychotherapy...
February 4, 2018: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398899/clinical-characteristics-differentiating-uterine-sarcoma-and-fibroids
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Innie Chen, Bianca Firth, Laura Hopkins, Olga Bougie, Ri-Hua Xie, Sukhbir Singh
Background and Objectives: Uterine fibroids are a common indication for laparoscopy. Unsuspected sarcoma can pose a serious risk if morcellation is used in the procedure. We sought to determine the clinical factors associated with uterine sarcoma compared with uterine fibroids. Methods: We conducted a case-control study of 66 women who had hysterectomy for uterine sarcoma from April 1, 2007, to March 31, 2014. Sixty-six patients who had hysterectomy for fibroids were randomly selected as controls...
January 2018: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397912/selective-duodenography-for-controlled-first-pass-bolus-distention-of-the-duodenum-in-neonates-and-young-children-with-bile-stained-vomiting
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S Andronikou, S Arthur, E Simpson, M Chopra
AIM: To compare "selective duodenograms" performed through nasogastric tubes advanced into the proximal duodenum against traditional contrast studies regarding visualisation of a first-pass bolus distention of the duodenum and frequency of inconclusive results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective comparison of "selective duodenograms" and traditional upper gastrointestinal contrast studies in neonates with bile-stained vomiting, regarding demonstration of the duodenal C-loop, first-pass bolus capture, degree of distention of the duodenum, and number of inconclusive studies...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397121/management-of-perceived-devastating-brain-injury-after-hospital-admission-a-consensus-statement-from-stakeholder-professional-organizations
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D Harvey, J Butler, J Groves, A Manara, D Menon, E Thomas, M Wilson
Patients with severe grades of life-threatening brain injury are commonly characterized as having devastating brain injury (DBI), which we have defined as: 'any neurological condition that is assessed at the time of hospital admission as an immediate threat to life or incompatible with good functional recovery AND where early limitation or withdrawal of therapy is being considered'. The outcome in patients with DBI is often death or severe disability, and as a consequence rapid withdrawal of life sustaining therapies is commonly contemplated or undertaken...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392747/validating-semen-processing-for-an-intrauterine-program-should-take-into-consideration-the-inputs-actions-and-the-outputs-of-the-process
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U Punjabi, D De Neubourg, H Van Mulders, W Cassauwers, K Peeters
To validate semen preparation via density gradient centrifugation, we took into account the input via the semen sample, the action generated by technical and equipment characteristics and the output measured by the level of performance. Longer periods of abstinence reduced % yield, but increased viscosity and incomplete samples collected had no effect. Under controlled technical and equipment characteristics, precision and reproducibility were validated for density gradient. Additionally, as a good laboratory practice, internal and external quality control measures were implemented to guarantee the level of performance...
February 2, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392580/reproductive-decision-making-interviews-with-mothers-of-children-with-undiagnosed-developmental-delay
#16
Emily Pond, Rebecca Dimond
Reproductive decision making is complex and personal. Having a child with undiagnosed developmental delay can further complicate these decisions, as recurrence risks are unknown. This qualitative study is an exploration of the experiences of parents who have a child with an undiagnosed developmental disorder, focusing on their reproductive decisions. The aims of the research were to explore the reproductive decision making process and examine the factors that influence these decisions. Data were collected from in-depth semi-structured interviews with five mothers of children without a diagnosis...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388278/walls-or-bridges-no-gobbledygook-the-international-psycho-oncology-society-2017-sutherland-award-lecture
#17
Matthew J Loscalzo
Illness, health and wellness happens in social contexts. The present political environment is highly divisive and plays to the most primitive fears of people. Never have the stakes been so high. History is replete with putative leaders who create walls that separate people in ways that inevitably leads to dehumanization, suffering and eventually violence. Timely and openly shared psychosocial insights by experts in mental health into the evil consequences of "wall builders" are essential to the physical, mental and spiritual health of individuals and nations...
February 1, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387250/an-underestimated-cause-of-chronic-cough-the-protracted-bacterial-bronchitis
#18
REVIEW
Paola Di Filippo, Alessandra Scaparrotta, Marianna Immacolata Petrosino, Marina Attanasi, Sabrina Di Pillo, Francesco Chiarelli, Angelika Mohn
Chronic cough in childhood is associated with a high morbidity and decreased quality of life. Protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) seems to be the second most common cause of chronic cough in children under 6 years of age. Its main clinical feature is represented by wet cough that worsens when changing posture and improves after the introduction of antibiotics. Currently, the mainstay of PBB treatment is a 2-week therapy with a high dose of antibiotics, such as co-amoxiclav, to eradicate the infection and restore epithelial integrity...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385707/sex-hormone-receptors-in-benign-and-malignant-salivary-gland-tumors-prognostic-and-predictive-role
#19
Gabriella Aquino, Francesca Collina, Rocco Sabatino, Margherita Cerrone, Francesco Longo, Franco Ionna, Nunzia Simona Losito, Rossella De Cecio, Monica Cantile, Giuseppe Pannone, Gerardo Botti
The role of sex hormone receptors in human cancer development and progression has been well documented in numerous studies, as has the success of sex hormone antagonists in the biological therapy of many human tumors. In salivary gland tumors (SGTs), little and conflicting information about the role of the estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), progesterone receptor (PgR) and androgen receptor (AR) has been described and in most cases the use of sex hormone antagonists is not contemplated in clinical practice. In this study, we analyzed a panel of sex hormone receptors that have not been widely investigated in SGTs-ERα, PgR, AR, but also ERβ and GPR30-to define their expression pattern and their prognostic and predictive value in a case series of 69 benign and malignant SGTs...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383532/first-report-of-borrelia-miyamotoi-in-an-ixodes-ricinus-tick-in-augsburg-germany
#20
Sharon Page, Christina Daschkin, Sirli Anniko, Viktoria Krey, Carsten Nicolaus, Horst-Guenter Maxeiner
Borrelia miyamotoi, a spirochete found in the hard tick Ixodes ricinus, is thought to cause relapsing fever. The disease caused by this bacterium can manifest with high fever, fatigue and other symptoms. It may also lead to central nervous system involvement with symptoms similar to meningoencephalitis. DNA from ticks from the greater Augsburg region in Germany was subjected to qPCR for Borrelia spp., followed by nested PCR and subsequent sequencing for species identification of the qPCR positive samples. From 112 ticks, 20 were found to be positive for Borrelia...
January 30, 2018: Experimental & Applied Acarology
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