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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110516/the-social-determinants-and-starting-and-sustaining-quit-attempts-in-a-national-sample-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-smokers
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David P Thomas, Kathryn S Panaretto, Maureen Davey, Viki Briggs, Ron Borland
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether social, economic and demographic measures are associated with initiating and sustaining quit attempts in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers. METHODS: We analysed data from 759 adults who reported smoking at least weekly in the Talking About The Smokes baseline survey (April 2012 - October 2013) and completed a follow up survey a year later (August 2013 - August 2014). RESULTS: Almost none of the standard baseline socioeconomic indicators predicted making or sustaining quit attempts...
January 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110290/guided-and-unguided-internet-based-vestibular-rehabilitation-versus-usual-care-for-dizzy-adults-of-50%C3%A2-years-and-older-a-protocol-for-a-three-armed-randomised-trial
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Vincent A van Vugt, Johannes C van der Wouden, Judith E Bosmans, Martin Smalbrugge, Willianne van Diest, Rosie Essery, Lucy Yardley, Henriëtte E van der Horst, Otto R Maarsingh
INTRODUCTION: Dizziness is a common symptom in general practice with a high prevalence among older adults. The most common cause of dizziness in general practice is peripheral vestibular disease. Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is a safe and effective treatment for peripheral vestibular disease that entails specific exercises to maximise the central nervous system compensation for the effects of vestibular pathology. An internet-based VR intervention has recently been shown to be safe and effective...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110156/maternal-childhood-trauma-postpartum-depression-and-infant-outcomes-avoidant-affective-processing-as-a-potential-mechanism
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Karmel W Choi, Kathleen J Sikkema, Bavi Vythilingum, Lut Geerts, Sheila C Faure, Melissa H Watt, Annerine Roos, Dan J Stein
BACKGROUND: Women who have experienced childhood trauma may be at risk for postpartum depression, increasing the likelihood of negative outcomes among their children. Predictive pathways from maternal childhood trauma to child outcomes, as mediated by postpartum depression, require investigation. METHODS: A longitudinal sample of South African women (N=150) was followed through pregnancy and postpartum. Measures included maternal trauma history reported during pregnancy; postpartum depression through six months; and maternal-infant bonding, infant development, and infant physical growth at one year...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109942/effect-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-on-tidal-expiratory-flow-limitation-at-rest-and-during-exercise-in-copd-patients
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Elpida P Theodorakopoulou, Sofia-Antiopi Gennimata, Maria Harikiopoulou, Georgios Kaltsakas, Anastasios Palamidas, Antonia Koutsoukou, Charis Roussos, Epameinondas N Kosmas, Petros Bakakos, Nickolaos G Koulouris
We hypothesized that severe COPD patients who present with the disadvantageous phenomenon of Expiratory Flow Limitation (EFL) may benefit as COPD patients without EFL do after implementation of a PR program. Forty-two stable COPD patients were studied at rest and during exercise. EFL and dynamic hyperinflation (DH) were documented using the negative expiratory pressure (NEP) technique and inspiratory capacity (IC) maneuvers, respectively. Patient centered outcomes were evaluated by the Saint-George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and the mMRC dyspnea scale...
January 18, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109727/socioeconomic-disparities-in-adolescent-substance-use-role-of-enjoyable-alternative-substance-free-activities
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Nafeesa Andrabi, Rubin Khoddam, Adam M Leventhal
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether reduced substance-free enjoyable activity (i.e., 'alternative reinforcers') is a mediating mechanism linking lower socioeconomic status and adolescent substance use risk. METHOD: High school students in Los Angeles, CA (N = 2,553, 2013-2014, M age baseline = 14.1) were administered three semiannual surveys. Socioeconomic status was measured by highest parental education reported at Wave 1 (the beginning of 9th grade). Three elements of alternative reinforcement at Wave 2 (six-month follow-up) were assessed as mediators: ratings of frequency of engagement, level of enjoyment, and frequency × enjoyment product scores of substance-free typically pleasant activities (like participation in sports teams or school clubs)...
January 12, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109613/the-1951-harvard-student-uprising-against-the-intern-match
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Don K Nakayama, W Hardy Hendren
In the fall of 1951, a group of Harvard medical students led by W. Hardy Hendren, III organized a national movement against the newly instituted match that would assign graduating seniors to hospital internship programs. Before then, hospitals with intern positions to fill rushed to secure commitments from students, who in turn accepted the first decent offer that came their way. Knowing that students could not risk waiting for a better offer, hospitals pushed them into making early commitments. When some students began getting offers in their junior and sophomore years, medical schools, professional groups, and hospitals organized the National Inter-association Committee on Internships to deal with the issue...
January 18, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109563/imaging-protocols-in-clinical-studies-in-advanced-age-related-macular-degeneration-recommendations-from-classification-of-atrophy-consensus-meetings
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Frank G Holz, SriniVas R Sadda, Giovanni Staurenghi, Moritz Lindner, Alan C Bird, Barbara A Blodi, Ferdinando Bottoni, Usha Chakravarthy, Emily Y Chew, Karl Csaky, Christine A Curcio, Ron Danis, Monika Fleckenstein, K Bailey Freund, Juan Grunwald, Robyn Guymer, Carel B Hoyng, Glenn J Jaffe, Sandra Liakopoulos, Jordi M Monés, Akio Oishi, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Philip J Rosenfeld, David Sarraf, Richard F Spaide, Ramin Tadayoni, Adnan Tufail, Sebastian Wolf, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg
PURPOSE: To summarize the results of 2 consensus meetings (Classification of Atrophy Meeting [CAM]) on conventional and advanced imaging modalities used to detect and quantify atrophy due to late-stage non-neovascular and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and to provide recommendations on the use of these modalities in natural history studies and interventional clinical trials. DESIGN: Systematic debate on the relevance of distinct imaging modalities held in 2 consensus meetings...
January 18, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109467/dexamethasone-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-with-microvascular-reconstruction-no-benefit-more-complications
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S Kainulainen, J Törnwall, A M Koivusalo, A L Suominen, P Lassus
OBJECTIVES: Glucocorticoids are widely used in association with major surgery of the head and neck to improve postoperative rehabilitation, shorten intensive care unit and hospital stay, and reduce neck swelling. This study aimed to clarify whether peri- and postoperative use of dexamethasone in reconstructive head and neck cancer surgery is associated with any advantages or disadvantages. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial comprised 93 patients...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109440/glycoprotein-enrichment-analytical-techniques-advantages-and-disadvantages
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R Zhu, L Zacharias, K M Wooding, W Peng, Y Mechref
Protein glycosylation is one of the most important posttranslational modifications. Numerous biological functions are related to protein glycosylation. However, analytical challenges remain in the glycoprotein analysis. To overcome the challenges associated with glycoprotein analysis, many analytical techniques were developed in recent years. Enrichment methods were used to improve the sensitivity of detection, while HPLC and mass spectrometry methods were developed to facilitate the separation of glycopeptides/proteins and enhance detection, respectively...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109296/design-of-simulation-based-medical-education-and-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-in-situ-simulation-versus-off-site-simulation
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EDITORIAL
Jette Led Sørensen, Doris Østergaard, Vicki LeBlanc, Bent Ottesen, Lars Konge, Peter Dieckmann, Cees Van der Vleuten
BACKGROUND: Simulation-based medical education (SBME) has traditionally been conducted as off-site simulation in simulation centres. Some hospital departments also provide off-site simulation using in-house training room(s) set up for simulation away from the clinical setting, and these activities are called in-house training. In-house training facilities can be part of hospital departments and resemble to some extent simulation centres but often have less technical equipment. In situ simulation, introduced over the past decade, mainly comprises of team-based activities and occurs in patient care units with healthcare professionals in their own working environment...
January 21, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108927/impact-of-a-brief-group-intervention-to-enhance-parenting-and-the-home-learning-environment-for-children-aged-6-36%C3%A2-months-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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N J Hackworth, D Berthelsen, J Matthews, E M Westrupp, W Cann, O C Ukoumunne, S K Bennetts, T Phan, A Scicluna, M Trajanovska, M Yu, J M Nicholson
: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a group parenting intervention designed to strengthen the home learning environment of children from disadvantaged families. Two cluster randomised controlled superiority trials were conducted in parallel and delivered within existing services: a 6-week parenting group (51 locations randomised; 986 parents) for parents of infants (aged 6-12 months), and a 10-week facilitated playgroup (58 locations randomised; 1200 parents) for parents of toddlers (aged 12-36 months)...
January 20, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108883/rapid-solid-liquid-dynamic-extraction-rslde-a-new-rapid-and-greener-method-for-extracting-two-steviol-glycosides-stevioside-and-rebaudioside-a-from-stevia-leaves
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Monica Gallo, Manuela Vitulano, Anna Andolfi, Marina DellaGreca, Esterina Conte, Martina Ciaravolo, Daniele Naviglio
Stevioside and rebaudioside A are the main diterpene glycosides present in the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, which is used in the production of foods and low-calorie beverages. The difficulties associated with their extraction and purification are currently a problem for the food processing industries. The objective of this study was to develop an effective and economically viable method to obtain a high-quality product while trying to overcome the disadvantages derived from the conventional transformation processes...
January 20, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108591/quit-attempts-and-smoking-cessation-in-italian-adults-25-64-years-factors-associated-with-attempts-and-successes
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Alessandro Coppo, Sandro Baldissera, Alessandro Migliardi, Valentina Minardi, Elisa Quarchioni, Gianluigi Ferrante, Alberto Dal Molin, Fabrizio Faggiano
BACKGROUND: Over the past 50 years there was a substantial decrease in the prevalence of smoking in Italy. The objective of this work is to describe attempts to quit and cessation success in Italian smokers. METHODS: A surveillance on health-related behaviors (PASSI) was conducted in 2007 -: 13 on a sample of 203 610 Italian adults 25 -: 64 years of age. An analysis of smokers' characteristics and behaviors was performed, focusing on attempts to quit and quit success...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108068/challenges-training-left-handed-surgeons
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Maia Anderson, Erica Carballo, David Hughes, Christopher Behrer, Rishindra M Reddy
BACKGROUND: Being left-handed (LH) is considered a disadvantage in surgical training. We sought to understand the perspectives of LH trainees and surgical educators on the challenges and modifications in training LH surgeons. METHODS: A survey was distributed to surgeons, surgical residents, and medical students about challenges teaching and learning surgical technique. RESULTS: 25 LH surgeons, 65 right-handed (RH) surgeons, and 39 LH trainees completed the survey...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107961/new-approach-of-a-transient-icp-ms-measurement-method-for-samples-with-high-salinity
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Christina Hein, Jonas Michael Sander, Ralf Kautenburger
In the near future it is necessary to establish a disposal for high level nuclear waste (HLW) in deep and stable geological formations. In Germany typical host rocks are salt or claystone. Suitable clay formations exist in the south and in the north of Germany. The geochemical conditions of these clay formations show a strong difference. In the northern ionic strengths of the pore water up to 5M are observed. The determination of parameters like Kd values during sorption experiments of metal ions like uranium or europium as homologues for trivalent actinides onto clay stones are very important for long term safety analysis...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107944/lanthanide-to-quantum-dot-f%C3%A3-rster-resonance-energy-transfer-fret-application-for-immunoassay
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REVIEW
O A Goryacheva, N V Beloglazova, A M Vostrikova, M V Pozharov, A M Sobolev, I Yu Goryacheva
Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) between lanthanide ion complexes (L) acting as donors and luminescent semiconductor quantum dots (QD) acting as acceptors is discussed in the terms of advantages and disadvantages for its application in immunoassay. L-QD-FRET is potentially a powerful tool that can be used to detect and confirm formation of immunocomplexes, but until now it had very limited practical analytical application. Therefore, the main aim of this review is to analyze all possibilities, advantages, and disadvantages of L-QD-FRET in immunoassay applications...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107670/pharmaceutical-opioid-use-among-oral-and-intravenous-users-in-australia-a-qualitative-comparative-study
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George Dertadian, Jenny Iversen, Thomas C Dixon, Katrina Sotiropoulos, Lisa Maher
BACKGROUND: Between 1992 and 2012 dispensing episodes for pharmaceutical opioids (PO) in Australia increased from 500000 to 7500000. In the US, increases in the prescription of PO have been linked to increases in opioid-related morbidity and mortality and transitions to heroin injection. However, Australian data indicate that morbidity and mortality related to PO are relatively low, particularly when compared to heroin and other drugs. This paper explores the characteristics and patterns of non-medical pharmaceutical opioid (NMPO) use among a sample of young people in Sydney, Australia...
January 17, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106843/underwater-electromagnetic-sensor-networks-part-i-link-characterization
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Gara Quintana-Díaz, Pablo Mena-Rodríguez, Iván Pérez-Álvarez, Eugenio Jiménez, Blas-Pablo Dorta-Naranjo, Santiago Zazo, Marina Pérez, Eduardo Quevedo, Laura Cardona, J Joaquín Hernández
Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSNs) using electromagnetic (EM) technology in marine shallow waters are examined, not just for environmental monitoring but for further interesting applications. Particularly, the use of EM waves is reconsidered in shallow waters due to the benefits offered in this context, where acoustic and optical technologies have serious disadvantages. Sea water scenario is a harsh environment for radiocommunications, and there is no standard model for the underwater EM channel. The high conductivity of sea water, the effect of seabed and the surface make the behaviour of the channel hard to predict...
January 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106379/sustainable-release-of-vancomycin-from-silk-fibroin-nanoparticles-for-treating-severe-bone-infections-in-a-rat-tibia-osteomyelitis-model
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Negar Hassani Besheli, Fatemeh Mottaghitalab, Masoud Eslami, Mahdi Gholami, Subhas C Kundu, David L Kaplan, Mehdi Farokhi
The successful treatment of bone infections is a major challenge in the field of orthopedics. There are some common methods for treating bone infections, including systemic antibiotic administration, local non-degradable drug vehicles, and surgical debridement and each of these approaches has advantages and disadvantages. In the present study, the antibiotic vancomycin (VANCO) was loaded in silk fibroin nanoparticles (SFNPs) and the complexes were then entrapped in silk scaffolds to form sustained drug delivery systems...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105333/animal-models-for-the-study-of-primary-and-secondary-hypertension-in-humans
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Hiu Yu Lin, Yee Ting Lee, Yin Wah Chan, Gary Tse
Hypertension is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is defined as systolic and diastolic blood pressures (SBP/DBP) >140 and 90 mmHg, respectively. Individuals with an SBP between 120 and 139, or DBP between 80 and 89 mmHg, are said to exhibit pre-hypertension. Hypertension can have primary or secondary causes. Primary or essential hypertension is a multifactorial disease caused by interacting environmental and polygenic factors. Secondary causes are renovascular hypertension, renal disease, endocrine disorders and other medical conditions...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
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