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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040357/environmental-context-influences-visual-attention-to-responsible-drinking-messages
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Daniel Frings, Antony C Moss, Ian P Albery, Guleser Eskisan, Thomas D W Wilcockson, Alexander P Marchant
Aims: Responsible drinking messages (RDMs) are used as a key tool to reduce alcohol-related harms. A common form of RDM is in a poster format displayed in places such as bars, bus stops and toilet cubicles. However, evidence for the effectiveness of RDMs remains limited. Moreover, it is not known how environmental contexts (e.g. the number of alcohol-related cues in the environment) impact how such RDMs are interacted with, nor how this in turn affects their efficacy. Methods: One hundred participants completed a pseudo taste preference task in either in a bar laboratory (alcohol cue rich environmental context) or a traditional laboratory...
October 13, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040275/nocturnal-sleep-mediates-the-relationship-between-morningness-eveningness-preference-and-the-sleep-architecture-of-afternoon-naps-in-university-students
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Tzu-Yin Lee, Pi-Chen Chang, Ing-Jy Tseng, Min-Huey Chung
The present study investigated the parameters of nocturnal sleep that mediate the relationship between morningness-eveningness preference and the sleep architecture of naps in university students. This study had a cross-sectional, descriptive correlational design. The sleep architecture of 52 students invited to take an afternoon nap in the laboratory was recorded. The morningness-eveningness questionnaire (MEQ) was used to evaluate morningness-eveningness preference. An actigraph was used to collect students' nighttime sleep data in the week preceding the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040142/proposal-of-a-budget-friendly-camera-holder-for-endoscopic-ear-surgery
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Orhan Ozturan, Alper Yenigun, Fadlullah Aksoy, Burak Ertas
Endoscopic ear surgery (EES) is increasingly a preferred technique in otologic society. It offers excellent visualization of the anatomical structures directly and behind the corners with variable angled telescopes. It also provides reduced operative morbidity due to being able to perform surgical interventions with less invasive approaches. Operative preparation and setup time and cost of endoscopy system are less expensive compared with surgical microscopes. On the other hand, the main disadvantage of EES is that the surgery has to be performed with 1 single hand...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036839/stroke-and-sexual-functioning-a-literature-review
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Anabelle Grenier-Genest, Marina Gérard, Frédérique Courtois
BACKGROUND: Stroke has multiple impacts on patients' sexual functioning, be it directly caused by the neurological lesion (s) or indirectly triggered via other psychophysiological processes. Despite a growing number of publications, sexuality is still rarely addressed in the stroke literature - yet, patients have indicated their need for sexual rehabilitation services. OBJECTIVE: To provide a literature review on post-stroke sexual functioning as well as available rehabilitation programs targeting patients' sexuality...
October 11, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034409/multi-criteria-analysis-for-municipal-solid-waste-management-in-a-brazilian-metropolitan-area
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Simone Machado Santos, Maisa Mendonça Silva, Renata Maciel Melo, Savia Gavazza, Lourdinha Florencio, Mario T Kato
The decision-making process involved in municipal solid waste management (MSWM) must consider more than just financial aspects, which makes it a difficult task in developing countries. The Recife Metropolitan Region (RMR) in the Northeast of Brazil faces a MSWM problem that has been ongoing since the 1970s, with no common solution. In order to direct short-term solutions, three MSWM alternatives were outlined for the RMR, considering the current and future situations, the time and cost involved and social/environmental criteria...
October 15, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033919/adaptation-of-methanogenic-inocula-to-anaerobic-digestion-of-maize-silage
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Martyna Wojcieszak, Adam Pyzik, Krzysztof Poszytek, Pawel S Krawczyk, Adam Sobczak, Leszek Lipinski, Otton Roubinek, Jacek Palige, Aleksandra Sklodowska, Lukasz Drewniak
A well-balanced microbial consortium is crucial for efficient biogas production. In turn, one of a major factor that influence on the structure of anaerobic digestion (AD) consortium is a source of microorganisms which are used as an inoculum. This study evaluated the influence of inoculum sources (with various origin) on adaptation of a biogas community and the efficiency of the biomethanization of maize silage. As initial inocula for AD of maize silage the samples from: (i) an agricultural biogas plant (ABP) which utilizes maize silage as a main substrate, (ii) cattle slurry (CS), which contain elevated levels of lignocelluloses materials, and (iii) raw sewage sludge (RSS) with low content of plant origin materials were used...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033782/neural-correlates-of-direct-access-trading-in-a-real-stock-market-an-fmri-investigation
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GianMario Raggetti, Maria G Ceravolo, Lucrezia Fattobene, Cinzia Di Dio
Background: While financial decision making has been barely explored, no study has previously investigated the neural correlates of individual decisions made by professional traders involved in real stock market negotiations, using their own financial resources. Aim: We sought to detect how different brain areas are modulated by factors like age, expertise, psychological profile (speculative risk seeking or aversion) and, eventually, size and type (Buy/Sell) of stock negotiations, made through Direct Access Trading (DAT) platforms...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032127/associations-between-posture-voice-and-dysphonia-a-systematic-review
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Ricardo Cardoso, José Lumini-Oliveira, Rute F Meneses
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to systematize the associations between posture, voice, and dysphonia in order to support future research directions and possible clinical interventions. STUDY DESIGN: The study is a systematic review. METHODS: According to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses flowchart, a search on PubMed/Medline, SciELO, RCAAP, LILACS, Cochrane Library, PEDro, and Isi Web of Knowledge was performed from their inception through January of 2017 using the key words "posture" and ("voice" or "dysphonia")...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032064/laparoscopic-and-robotic-assisted-hysterectomy-for-uterine-leiomyomas-a-comparison-of-complications-and-costs
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Tin Yan Tina Ngan, Andrew Zakhari, Nicholas Czuzoj-Shulman, Togas Tulandi, Haim Arie Abenhaim
OBJECTIVE: Robotic surgery is increasingly being used for treatment of malignant and benign gynaecologic diseases. The purpose of our study is to compare patient perioperative complications and costs of laparoscopic versus robotic-assisted hysterectomy for uterine leiomyomas. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database from the United States was conducted, comparing patients who underwent robotic-assisted hysterectomy and laparoscopic hysterectomy (total laparoscopic hysterectomy and laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy) for uterine fibroids between 2008 and 2012...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031128/electrochemically-mediated-in-situ-growth-of-electroactive-polymers-for-highly-sensitive-detection-of-double-stranded-dna-without-sequence-preference
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Qiong Hu, Qiangwei Wang, Jinming Kong, Lianzhi Li, Xueji Zhang
The ability to directly detect double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) without sequence-preference continues to be a major challenge. Herein, we report an electrochemical method for the direct, highly sensitive detection of dsDNA based on the strand replacement of dsDNA by peptide nucleic acid (PNA) and the in situ growth of electroactive polymers through the surface-initiated electrochemically mediated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-eATRP). Thiolated PNA molecules are firstly self-assembled onto gold electrode surface for the specific recognition of target dsDNA (dsDNA-T), which in turn leads to the formation of a high density of PNA/DNA heteroduplexes on the electrode surface for the subsequent attachment of ATRP initiators via the phosphate-Zr(4+)-carboxylate chemistry...
September 28, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030209/oncologists-and-patients-perceptions-of-initial-intermediate-and-final-goals-of-care-conversations
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Dena Schulman-Green, Cardinale B Smith, Jenny J Lin, Shelli Feder, Nina A Bickell
CONTEXT: While recommendations are for goals of care (GoC) conversations to happen early and often, their timing and content over the disease course remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: To describe perceptions of the timing and content of GoC conversations among oncologists and patients with advanced cancer. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with oncologists and patients at four hospitals in New York and Connecticut. We analyzed data using interpretive description...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030206/the-impact-of-supporting-family-caregivers-pre-bereavement-on-outcomes-post-bereavement-adequacy-of-end-of-life-support-and-achievement-of-preferred-place-of-death
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Samar M Aoun, Gail Ewing, Gunn Grande, Chris Toye, Natasha Bear
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the extent to which using the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) intervention during the caregiving period has affected bereaved family caregivers' perceptions of adequacy of support, their grief and wellbeing and achievement of their preferred place of death. METHOD: All family caregivers who participated in a stepped wedge cluster trial of the CSNAT intervention in Western Australia (2012-14) and completed the pre-bereavement study (n=322) were invited to take part in a caregiver survey by telephone 4-6 months post-bereavement (2015)...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029698/intrinsic-disorder-is-a-common-structural-characteristic-of-rxlr-effectors-in-oomycete-pathogens
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Danyu Shen, Qingling Li, Peng Sun, Meixiang Zhang, Daolong Dou
Intrinsic disorder is common in nature and has been studied to play important biological roles in bacterial effectors. However, disorder in oomycete RxLR effectors has not been investigated previously and the roles are unknown. Our results of PONDR VL-XT disorder analysis showed that predicted oomycete RxLR effectors were significantly more disordered than other effectors and secretome. The distribution of disorder content presented preference that RxLR-dEER regions were enriched in disordered residues, suggesting potential role of disorder in effector translocation...
November 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029621/uncertainty-on-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-rivaroxaban-in-premenopausal-women-with-atrial-fibrillation-empirical-evidence-needed
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Herbert J A Rolden, Angela H E M Maas, Gert Jan van der Wilt, Janneke P C Grutters
BACKGROUND: Novel anticoagulations (NOACs) are increasingly prescribed for the prevention of stroke in premenopausal women with atrial fibrillation. Small studies suggest NOACs are associated with a higher risk of abnormal uterine bleeds than vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). Because there is no direct empirical evidence on the benefit/risk profile of rivaroxaban compared to VKAs in this subgroup, we synthesize available indirect evidence, estimate decision uncertainty on the treatments, and assess whether further research in premenopausal women is warranted...
October 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029400/rat-embryonic-fibroblasts-immortalized-by-mrps18-2-protein-are-target-for-nk-cells
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Muhammad Mushtaq, Pradeepa N Pangigadde, Suhas Darekar, Erik Dissen, Elena Kashuba
Overexpression of the human mitochondrial ribosomal protein MRPS18-2 (S18-2) led to immortalization of primary rat embryonic fibroblasts (REFs). The derived cells (18IM) expressed embryonic stem cell markers. Noteworthy, genes encoding the COX family proteins were up-regulated significantly. It is known that the COX family proteins are involved in the regulation of immune response. In the present work we demonstrate that 18IM cells behave like stem cells when subjected to directed differentiation in vitro. However, unlike stem cells, 18IM cells do not develop tumors in vivo, in SCID mice...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028774/seeking-humanizing-care-in-patient-centered-care-process-a-grounded-theory-study
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Mohammad Ali Cheraghi, Maryam Esmaeili, Mahvash Salsali
Patient-centered care is both a goal in itself and a tool for enhancing health outcomes. The application of patient-centered care in health care services globally however is diverse. This article reports on a study that sought to introduce patient-centered care. The aim of this study is to explore the process of providing patient-centered care in critical care units. The study used a grounded theory method. Data were collected on 5 critical care units in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Purposive and theoretical sampling directed the collection of data using 29 semistructured interviews with 27 participants (nurses, patients, and physician)...
November 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028621/combining-valgus-knee-brace-and-lateral-foot-wedges-reduces-external-forces-and-moments-in-osteoarthritis-patients
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Amir Ali Jafarnezhadgero, Anderson S Oliveira, Seyed Hamed Mousavi, Morteza Madadi-Shad
Osteoarthritis progression can be related to the external knee adduction and flexion moments during walking. Lateral foot wedges and knee braces have been used as treatment for osteoarthritis, but little is known about their influence on knee joint moments generated in the sagittal and frontal planes. Therefore, the aim of the present study was determine the effects of the isolated and combined use of valgus knee brace and lateral wedge foot orthotic on peak forces and moments during gait in knee osteoarthritis patients...
October 5, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027895/changes-in-foraminal-area-with-anterior-decompression-versus-keyhole-foraminotomy-in-the-cervical-spine-a-biomechanical-investigation
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Jacqueline Nguyen, Bryant Chu, Calvin C Kuo, Jeremi M Leasure, Christopher Ames, Dimitriy Kondrashov
OBJECTIVE Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with or without partial uncovertebral joint resection (UVR) and posterior keyhole foraminotomy are established operative procedures to treat cervical disc degeneration and radiculopathy. Studies have demonstrated reliable results with each procedure, but none have compared the change in neuroforaminal area between indirect and direct decompression techniques. The purpose of this study was to determine which cervical decompression method most consistently increases neuroforaminal area and how that area is affected by neck position...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026986/inter-individual-differences-in-decision-making-flexible-and-goal-directed-behaviors-novel-insights-within-the-prefronto-striatal-networks
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Aurélie Fitoussi, Prisca Renault, Catherine Le Moine, Etienne Coutureau, Martine Cador, Françoise Dellu-Hagedorn
Inflexible behavior is a hallmark of several decision-making-related disorders such as ADHD and addiction. As in humans, a subset of healthy rats makes poor decisions and prefers immediate larger rewards despite suffering large losses in a rat gambling task (RGT). They also display a combination of traits reminiscent of addiction, notably inflexible behavior and perseverative responses. The goal of the present work was twofold: (1) to elucidate if behavioral inflexibility of poor decision-makers could be related to a lower quality of goal-directed behavior (action-outcome associations); (2) to uncover the neural basis of inter-individual differences in goal-directed behavior...
October 12, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025746/clinical-prediction-model-for-time-in-therapeutic-range-while-on-warfarin-in-newly-diagnosed-atrial-fibrillation
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Brent A Williams, Michael A Evans, Ashley M Honushefsky, Peter B Berger
BACKGROUND: Though warfarin has historically been the primary oral anticoagulant for stroke prevention in newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), several new direct oral anticoagulants may be preferred when anticoagulation control with warfarin is expected to be poor. This study developed a prediction model for time in therapeutic range (TTR) among newly diagnosed AF patients on newly initiated warfarin as a tool to assist decision making between warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants...
October 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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