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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108811/who-really-wins-efficacy-of-a-croatian-youth-gambling-prevention-program
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Aleksandra Huic, Valentina Kranzelic, Dora Dodig Hundric, Neven Ricijas
This paper reports on the development and pilot evaluation of a Croatian school-based youth gambling prevention program "Who really wins?". The program is aimed at minimizing risk and enhancing protective factors related to youth gambling. A short-term evaluation of the program was conducted with a sample of 190 first and second year high-school students (67.6% boys, aged 14-17 years; average age 15.61). An experimental design with two groups (Training vs. No Training) and two measurement sessions (pre-test and post-test sessions) was used to evaluate change in problem gambling awareness, cognitive distortions, knowledge of the nature of random events as well as in social skills...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108086/long-term-risk-of-wolff-parkinson-white-pattern-and-syndrome
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REVIEW
Susan S Kim, Bradley P Knight
For years, conventional wisdom has held that patients with asymptomatic ventricular pre-excitation (asymptomatic WPW or WPW pattern) were at low risk for adverse outcomes. This assumption has been challenged more recently in a number of observational/natural history studies as well as in prospective trials in which patients were more aggressively studied via invasive electrophysiology study (EPS) and more aggressively treated, in some cases, with pre-emptive catheter ablation, despite the lack of symptoms. In sum, the data do not definitively support one approach (early, up-stream EPS and/or ablation) vs...
December 5, 2016: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107888/anxiety-and-anger-immediately-prior-to-myocardial-infarction-and-long-term-mortality-characteristics-of-high-risk-patients
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Loes Smeijers, Elizabeth Mostofsky, Geoffrey H Tofler, James E Muller, Willem J Kop, Murray A Mittleman
OBJECTIVE: Acute high levels of anger and anxiety are associated with an elevated risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in the following two hours. MIs preceded by these acute negative emotions may also have a poor long-term prognosis, but information about high-risk patients is lacking. We examined whether young age and female sex are associated with MIs that are preceded by negative emotions and whether age and sex moderate the subsequent increased mortality risk following MI preceded by negative emotions...
February 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107680/a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-buprenorphine-for-prisoners-findings-at-12-months-post-release
#4
Michael S Gordon, Timothy W Kinlock, Robert P Schwartz, Kevin E O'Grady, Terrence T Fitzgerald, Frank J Vocci
BACKGROUND: This study examined whether starting buprenorphine treatment prior to prison and after release from prison would be associated with better drug treatment outcomes and whether males and females responded differently to the combination of in-prison treatment and post-release service setting. METHODS: Study design was a 2 (In-Prison Treatment: Condition: Buprenorphine Treatment: vs. Counseling Only)×2 [Post-Release Service Setting Condition: Opioid Treatment: Program (OTP) vs...
January 11, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107359/sustained-cortical-and-subcortical-measures-of-auditory-and-visual-plasticity-following-short-term-perceptual-learning
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Bonnie K Lau, Dorea R Ruggles, Sucharit Katyal, Stephen A Engel, Andrew J Oxenham
Short-term training can lead to improvements in behavioral discrimination of auditory and visual stimuli, as well as enhanced EEG responses to those stimuli. In the auditory domain, fluency with tonal languages and musical training has been associated with long-term cortical and subcortical plasticity, but less is known about the effects of shorter-term training. This study combined electroencephalography (EEG) and behavioral measures to investigate short-term learning and neural plasticity in both auditory and visual domains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106904/planned-early-delivery-versus-expectant-management-for-hypertensive-disorders-from-34-weeks-gestation-to-term
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REVIEW
Catherine Cluver, Natalia Novikova, Corine M Koopmans, Helen M West
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are significant contributors to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. These disorders include well-controlled chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension (pregnancy-induced hypertension) and mild pre-eclampsia. The definitive treatment for these disorders is planned early delivery and the alternative is to manage the pregnancy expectantly if severe uncontrolled hypertension is not present, with close maternal and fetal monitoring...
January 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106777/neuroprotection-by-caffeine-in-hyperoxia-induced-neonatal-brain-injury
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Stefanie Endesfelder, Ulrike Weichelt, Evelyn Strauß, Anja Schlör, Marco Sifringer, Till Scheuer, Christoph Bührer, Thomas Schmitz
Sequelae of prematurity triggered by oxidative stress and free radical-mediated tissue damage have coined the term "oxygen radical disease of prematurity". Caffeine, a potent free radical scavenger and adenosine receptor antagonist, reduces rates of brain damage in preterm infants. In the present study, we investigated the effects of caffeine on oxidative stress markers, anti-oxidative response, inflammation, redox-sensitive transcription factors, apoptosis, and extracellular matrix following the induction of hyperoxia in neonatal rats...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106582/nursing-informatics-competencies-for-entry-to-practice-the-perspective-of-six-countries
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Michelle L L Honey, Diane J Skiba, Paula Procter, Joanne Foster, Pirkko Kouri, Lynn M Nagle
Internationally, countries are challenged to prepare nurses for a future that has ever increasing use of technology and where information management is a central part of professional nursing practice. There has been a growing trend to move nursing to competency-based education, especially for those students undertaking their first nursing qualification. This first nursing qualification may be linked to pre-registration, pre-licensure or undergraduate education; the term used depending on the country. The authors are drawn from the International Medical Informatics Association special interest group, Nursing Informatics (IMIA-NI) Education Working Group and represent New Zealand, the United States of America, England, Australia, Finland and Canada...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106516/rural-end-of-life-care-from-the-experiences-and-perspectives-of-patients-and-family-caregivers-a-systematic-literature-review
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Suzanne Rainsford, Roderick D MacLeod, Nicholas J Glasgow, Christine B Phillips, Robert B Wiles, Donna M Wilson
BACKGROUND: End-of-life care must be relevant to the dying person and their family caregiver regardless of where they live. Rural areas are distinct and need special consideration. Gaining end-of-life care experiences and perspectives of rural patients and their family caregivers is needed to ensure optimal rural care. AIMS: To describe end-of-life care experiences and perspectives of rural patients and their family caregivers, to identify facilitators and barriers to receiving end-of-life care in rural/remote settings and to describe the influence of rural place and culture on end-of-life care experiences...
January 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106229/the-rm-pressfit-vitamys-5-year-swiss-experience-of-the-first-100-cups
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Michael Wyatt, Jan Weidner, Dominik Pfluger, Martin Beck
BACKGROUND: The RM Pressfit vitamys is a titanium particle-coated monoblock cup with vitamin E stabilised highly cross-linked polyethylene. Initial fixation is achieved via press-fit with subsequent stability by bone on-growth. This is the first study to report the 5-year results of this design. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study according to STROBE guidelines of 100 consecutive total hip replacements (THRs) in 92 patients all with ceramic heads. Demographic data, pre/postoperative visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain and satisfaction, Harris Hip Scores (HHS) and complications were recorded...
January 20, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105918/mirnacle-machine-learning-with-smote-and-random-forest-for-improving-selectivity-in-pre-mirna-ab-initio-prediction
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Yuri Bento Marques, Alcione de Paiva Oliveira, Ana Tereza Ribeiro Vasconcelos, Fabio Ribeiro Cerqueira
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are key gene expression regulators in plants and animals. Therefore, miRNAs are involved in several biological processes, making the study of these molecules one of the most relevant topics of molecular biology nowadays. However, characterizing miRNAs in vivo is still a complex task. As a consequence, in silico methods have been developed to predict miRNA loci. A common ab initio strategy to find miRNAs in genomic data is to search for sequences that can fold into the typical hairpin structure of miRNA precursors (pre-miRNAs)...
December 15, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105893/-it-will-get-even-better-preliminary-findings-from-a-trauma-focused-psychotherapy-effectiveness-study-reveal-false-positive-patients-long-term-outcome-expectations-after-the-treatment
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Evaldas Kazlauskas, Lina Jovarauskaite, Egle Mazulyte, Paulius Skruibis, Migle Dovydaitiene, Jonas Eimontas, Paulina Zelviene
BACKGROUND: There is considerable evidence that outcome expectations may predict psychotherapy outcomes. However, little is known about the long-term outcome expectations following the end of the treatment. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate patients' long-term outcome expectations after trauma-focused post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) psychotherapy in a single group effectiveness study. METHODS: Twenty participants with various traumatic experiences who completed the Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (BEPP) and all the assessments were included into the study...
January 20, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105726/biological-stress-indicators-as-risk-markers-for-increased-alcohol-use-following-traumatic-experiences
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Sebastian Trautmann, Markus Muehlhan, Clemens Kirschbaum, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Michael Höfler, Tobias Stalder, Susann Steudte-Schmiedgen
Alcohol misuse is a common sequela of traumatic event experiences causing considerable morbidity and mortality. Although biological stress indicators have been identified as useful risk markers for the development of trauma-related disorders, no such biological indicators exist for the risk of increased alcohol use after trauma exposure. This is the first study to prospectively investigate the predictive value of long-term cortisol levels and acute stress reactivity for the risk of increased alcohol use following traumatic events...
January 20, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105646/the-prognostic-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Abdelhamed Haram, Michael R Boland, Michael E Kelly, Jarlath C Bolger, Ronan M Waldron, Michael J Kerin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The detection of a simple and reliable prognostic biomarker for colorectal cancer (CRC) outcomes remains a significant challenge. The use of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), has been reported to predict surgical and survival outcomes. The aim of our review was to assess the predictive value of pre-operative NLR in predicting post-operative outcomes in CRC. METHODS: A systematic review of the available studies on NLR in CRC was performed...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105540/echocardiographic-assessment-of-long-term-hemodynamic-characteristics-of-mechanical-mitral-valve-prostheses-with-different-mitral-valvular-diseases
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Xiliang Zhu, Qian Li, Hong Tang, Xijun Xiao
Mitral stenosis (MS) and mitral insufficiency (MI) have different pre-operative hemodynamic characteristics. However, it is unclear if there are differences in long-term echocardiographic characteristics of MS and MI patients after mechanical mitral valve replacement. This study is to compare long-term echocardiographic results of mechanical mitral valve prostheses between MS and MI patients. From January 2003 to January 2009, a total of 199 consecutive patients were recruited in this study. Patients were classified as group MS (n = 123) and MI (n = 76) according to the manifestation of mitral valvular disease...
January 19, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104790/contemporary-management-of-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-in-hospital-and-1-year-follow-up-findings-from-the-esc-ehra-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-long-term-registry
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Elena Arbelo, Josep Brugada, Carina Blomström Lundqvist, Cécile Laroche, Josef Kautzner, Evgeny Pokushalov, Pekka Raatikainen, Michael Efremidis, Gerhard Hindricks, Alberto Barrera, Aldo Maggioni, Luigi Tavazzi, Nikolaos Dagres
AIMS: The ESC-EHRA Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Long-Term registry is a prospective, multinational study that aims at providing an accurate picture of contemporary real-world ablation for atrial fibrillation (AFib) and its outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 104 centres in 27 European countries participated and were asked to enrol 20-50 consecutive patients scheduled for first and re-do AFib ablation. Pre-procedural, procedural and 1-year follow-up data were captured on a web-based electronic case record form...
January 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104728/early-and-long-term-cognitive-outcome-after-conventional-cardiac-valve-surgery
#17
Stephan C Knipp, Christian Weimar, Marc Schlamann, Sebastian Schweter, Daniel Wendt, Matthias Thielmann, Jaroslav Benedik, Heinz Jakob
OBJECTIVES: Adverse cognitive outcome is well recognized after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) while little is known about the extent and duration of decline after cardiac valve surgery. We investigated changes in cognitive function following conventional cardiac valve surgery over up to 4 years. METHODS: Among 36 patients (65.2 ± 9.2 years, 36% women) who received valve surgery, we assessed serial cognitive function with a battery of 11 standardized tests across 3-4 years...
January 18, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104530/long-lasting-alterations-of-hippocampal-gabaergic-neurotransmission-in-adult-rats-following-perinatal-%C3%AE-9-thc-exposure
#18
Sarah Beggiato, Andrea Celeste Borelli, Maria Cristina Tomasini, Lucia Morgano, Tiziana Antonelli, Sergio Tanganelli, Vincenzo Cuomo, Luca Ferraro
The long-lasting effects of gestational cannabinoids exposure on the adult brain of the offspring are still controversial. It has already been shown that pre- or perinatal cannabinoids exposure induces learning and memory disruption in rat adult offspring, associated with permanent alterations of cortical glutamatergic neurotransmission and cognitive deficits. In the present study, the risk of long-term consequences induced by perinatal exposure to cannabinoids on rat hippocampal GABAergic system of the offspring, has been explored...
January 16, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104167/pre-transplantation-immune-cell-distribution-and-early-post-transplant-fungal-infection-are-the-main-risk-factors-of-liver-transplantation-recipients-in-lower-model-of-end-stage-liver-disease
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N M Abdelhamid, Y-C Chen, Y-C Wang, C-H Cheng, T-J Wu, C-F Lee, T-H Wu, H-S Chou, K-M Chan, W-C Lee, R-S Soong
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of patients after liver transplantation (LTx) with high Model of End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score (>30) is predicted, but patients with lower MELD scores (<30) have no conclusive studies of pre- and post-transplant risk factors that influence the long-term outcome. METHODS: This retrospective study reviewed 268 recipients with MELD score <30, from 2008 to 2013 in our institution, for evaluation of pre-transplant risk factors including patients' clinical background data, pre-transplant lymphocyte subpopulation, and early post-transplant infection complication as predictors for long-term survival after LTx...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103829/a-comparison-of-the-effects-of-oral-vs-intravenous-hydration-on-subclinical-acute-kidney-injury-in-living-kidney-donors-a-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Shona Mackinnon, Emma Aitken, Ryan Ghita, Marc Clancy
BACKGROUND: Optimal treatment for established renal failure is living donor kidney transplantation. However this pathway exposes healthy individuals to significant reduction in nephron mass via major surgical procedure. Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy is now the most common method for live donor transplantation, reducing both donor post-operative pain and recovery time. However this procedure exposes kidneys to additional haemodynamic stresses. It has been suggested that donor hydration-particularly the use of preoperative intravenous fluids-may counteract these stresses, reducing subclinical acute kidney injury and ultimately improving long-term renal function...
January 19, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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