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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344084/the-strengths-and-difficulties-questionnaire-sdq-in-africa-a-scoping-review-of-its-application-and-validation
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Nikhat Hoosen, Eugene Lee Davids, Petrus J de Vries, Maylene Shung-King
Background: Child and adolescent mental health in Africa remains largely neglected. Quick and cost-effective ways for early detection may aid early intervention. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is globally used to screen for mental health problems, but little is known about its use in Africa. We set out to perform a scoping review to examine existing studies that have used the SDQ in Africa. Methods: A comprehensive scoping review methodology was used to identify all peer-reviewed studies ever published that have used the SDQ in Africa...
2018: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336835/standard-whole-prostate-gland-radiotherapy-with-and-without-lesion-boost-in-prostate-cancer-toxicity-in-the-flame-randomized-controlled-trial
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Evelyn M Monninkhof, Juliette W L van Loon, Marco van Vulpen, Linda G W Kerkmeijer, Floris J Pos, Karin Haustermans, Laura van den Bergh, Sofie Isebaert, Gill M McColl, Robert Jan Smeenk, Juus Noteboom, Iris Walraven, Petra H M Peeters, Uulke A van der Heide
PURPOSE: To compare toxicity rates in patients with localized prostate cancer treated with standard fractionated external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) with or without an additional integrated boost to the macroscopically visible tumour. MATERIAL AND METHODS: FLAME is a phase 3 multicentre RCT (NCT01168479) of patients with pathologically confirmed localized intermediate or high-risk prostate cancer. The standard treatment arm (n = 287) received a dose to the entire prostate of 77 Gy in 35 fractions...
January 11, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333958/focal-mri-guided-salvage-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-patients-with-radiorecurrent-prostate-cancer
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Metha Maenhout, Max Peters, Marco van Vulpen, Marinus A Moerland, Richard P Meijer, Maurice A A J van den Bosch, Paul L Nguyen, Steven J Frank, Jochem R N van der Voort van Zyp
INTRODUCTION: Whole-gland salvage treatment of radiorecurrent prostate cancer has a high rate of severe toxicity. The standard of care in case of a biochemical recurrence is androgen deprivation treatment, which is associated with morbidity and negative effects on quality of life. A salvage treatment with acceptable toxicity might postpone the start of androgen deprivation treatment, might have a positive influence on the patients' quality of life, and might even be curative. Here, toxicity and biochemical outcome are described after magnetic resonance imaging-guided focal salvage high-dose-rate brachytherapy in patients with radiorecurrent prostate cancer...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332666/optimizing-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-component-position-in-the-setting-of-advanced-arthritis-with-posterior-glenoid-erosion-a-computer-enhanced-range-of-motion-analysis
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Jay D Keener, Brendan M Patterson, Nathan Orvets, Alexander W Aleem, Aaron M Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Our study purpose was to determine the optimal glenoid and humeral reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) component design and position in osteoarthritic shoulders with severe glenoid retroversion deformities. METHODS: Computed tomography scans from 10 subjects were analyzed with advanced software including RSA range of motion (ROM) analysis. Variables included glenoid component retroversion of 0°, 5°, 10°, 15°, and 20° and baseplate lateralization of 0, 5, and 10 mm...
February 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329996/to-prep-or-not-to-prep-that-is-the-question-a-randomized-trial-on-the-use-of-antiflatulent-medication-as-part-of-bowel-preparation-for-patients-having-image-guided-external-beam-radiation-therapy-to-the-prostate
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Merrylee McGuffin, Naila Devji, Lyann Kehoe, Anne Carty, Steve Russell, Lisa Di Prospero, Carlo DeAngelis, Alex Kiss, Danny Vesprini, Andrew Loblaw, Laura D'Alimonte
INTRODUCTION: Radiation therapy is a standard treatment option for prostate cancer. With growing use of escalated doses and tighter margins, procedures to limit rectal size variation are needed to reduce prostate motion, increase treatment accuracy, and minimize rectal toxicity. This prospective study was done to determine whether the introduction of an antiflatulent medication would decrease rectal distention at computed tomography (CT) simulation and throughout a course of radiation therapy...
November 4, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329339/accessibility-and-contribution-to-glucan-masking-of-natural-and-genetically-tagged-versions-of-yeast-wall-protein-1-of-candida-albicans
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Bruce L Granger
Yeast wall protein 1 (Ywp1) is an abundant glycoprotein of the cell wall of the yeast form of Candida albicans, the most prevalent fungal pathogen of humans. Antibodies that bind to the polypeptide backbone of isolated Ywp1 show little binding to intact yeast cells, presumably because the Ywp1 epitopes are masked by the polysaccharides of the mannoproteins that form the outer layer of the cell wall. Rare cells do exhibit much greater anti-Ywp1 binding, however, and one of these was isolated and characterized...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327216/dental-erosion-prevalence-and-risk-factors-among-a-group-of-adolescents-in-stockholm-county
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M Skalsky Jarkander, M Grindefjord, K Carlstedt
AIMS: To investigate the prevalence and risk factors of dental erosion (DE) among a group of adolescents in Stockholm County. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross sectional cohort study was conducted at three clinics of the Public Dental Service in Stockholm County. Fifteen and 17 year old adolescents (1335) who scheduled their regular dental health examination were asked to participate. After drop-outs a sample of 1071 individuals, 547 males and 524 females were enrolled in the study...
January 11, 2018: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325451/expression-of-sestrin-genes-in-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer-and-its-association-with-fatigue-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Velda J Gonzalez, Farnoosh Abbas-Aghababazadeh, Brooke L Fridley, Tomar Ghansah, Leorey N Saligan
Genetic factors that influence inflammation and energy production/expenditure in cells may affect patient outcomes following treatment with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Sestrins, stress-inducible genes with antioxidant properties, have recently been implicated in several behaviors including fatigue. This proof-of-concept study explored whether the sestrin family of genes ( SESN1, SESN2, and SESN3) were differentially expressed from baseline to the midpoint of EBRT in a sample of 26 Puerto Rican men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer...
January 1, 2018: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325390/translation-adaptation-and-cross-language-validation-of-tinnitus-handicap-inventory-in-urdu
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Muhammad Aqeel, Ammar Ahmed
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Tinnitus is characterized as a perception of numerous auditory sounds in absence of external stimulus. Tinnitus can have a considerable consequence on a person's quality of life, and is considered to be very complicated to quantify. The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of Urdu translation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) in Pakistan. It was designed to assess the presence of various auditory sounds without the external stimulus...
December 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325066/toppar-an-interactive-browser-for-viewing-association-study-results
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Thorhildur Juliusdottir, Karina Banasik, Neil R Robertson, Richard Mott, Mark I McCarthy
Summary: Data integration and visualization help geneticists make sense of large amounts of data. To help facilitate interpretation of genetic association data we developed Toppar, a customizable visualization tool that stores results from association studies and enables browsing over multiple results, by combining features from existing tools and linking to appropriate external databases. Availability: Detailed information on Toppar's features and functionality are on our website http://mccarthy...
January 8, 2018: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318991/in-vitro-investigation-of-the-pediculicidal-activities-of-the-volatile-oil-components-of-some-medical-plants-raised-in-turkey
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M Emin Limoncu, Cüneyt Balcıoğlu, Tuğba Oyur, Gizem Zeybek, Ulvi Zeybek
OBJECTIVE: The human head louse Pediculus capitis has recently acquired resistance to commercially available insecticides, which has expanded the search concerning the pediculicidal activities of some herbal products. The present study aimed to assess the in vitro pediculicidal activities of volatile oils extracted from 10 medical plants raised in Turkey: Rosa damascena (red provins rose), Pelargonium graveolens (geranium), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender), Salvia triloba (salvia), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary; two different chemotypes), Citrus bergamia (citrus tree), Cymbopogon nardus (citronella), Citrus limonum (lemon), and Cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass)...
December 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305760/himop-a-three-component-architecture-to-create-more-human-acceptable-social-assistive-robots-motivational-architecture-for-assistive-robots
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Francisco J Rodríguez-Lera, Vicente Matellán-Olivera, Miguel Á Conde-González, Francisco Martín-Rico
Generation of autonomous behavior for robots is a general unsolved problem. Users perceive robots as repetitive tools that do not respond to dynamic situations. This research deals with the generation of natural behaviors in assistive service robots for dynamic domestic environments, particularly, a motivational-oriented cognitive architecture to generate more natural behaviors in autonomous robots. The proposed architecture, called HiMoP, is based on three elements: a Hierarchy of needs to define robot drives; a set of Motivational variables connected to robot needs; and a Pool of finite-state machines to run robot behaviors...
January 6, 2018: Cognitive Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304402/maternal-negative-emotional-expression-and-discipline-in-beijing-china-the-moderating-role-of-educational-attainment
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Feng Cheng, Yifang Wang, Xixian Wu, Zhuqing Su
The current study shows that parental punitive discipline places children at risk of developing internalizing and externalizing problems. Although some studies have analyzed the reasons for the use of discipline methods, little to no research has analyzed the moderating effects. In this study, we examine the relationship between maternal negative emotional expression and mothers' use of disciplinary methods (psychological aggression, corporal punishment and physical maltreatment) and the moderating effects of educational attainment in Chinese societies...
January 2, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300006/exploring-4d-quantum-hall-physics-with-a-2d-topological-charge-pump
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Michael Lohse, Christian Schweizer, Hannah M Price, Oded Zilberberg, Immanuel Bloch
The discovery of topological states of matter has greatly improved our understanding of phase transitions in physical systems. Instead of being described by local order parameters, topological phases are described by global topological invariants and are therefore robust against perturbations. A prominent example is the two-dimensional (2D) integer quantum Hall effect: it is characterized by the first Chern number, which manifests in the quantized Hall response that is induced by an external electric field...
January 3, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288984/psychometric-assessment-of-the-marijuana-adolescent-problem-inventory
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Ashley A Knapp, Steven F Babbin, Alan J Budney, Denise D Walker, Robert S Stephens, Emily A Scherer, Catherine Stanger
Cannabis is one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances among adolescents in the United States. Adolescent cannabis use has multiple consequences including academic, health, and psychiatric problems. The Marijuana Adolescent Problem Inventory (MAPI) is a 23-item scale adapted from the Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index and used in the current literature to assess cannabis use problem severity. Psychometric testing for the MAPI has yet to be reported. The current investigation assessed the psychometric characteristics of the MAPI with cannabis-using adolescents (n=727) from school and outpatient settings who enrolled in five separate randomized clinical trials focused on treatment of substance use...
December 13, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287869/health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-with-dysphonia-and-validation-of-the-french-pediatric-voice-handicap-index
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P A Oddon, M Boucekine, L Boyer, J M Triglia, R Nicollas
OBJECTIVE: voice disorders are common in the pediatric population and can negatively affect children's quality of life. The pediatric voice handicap Index (pVHI) is a valid instrument to assess parental perception of their children voice but it is not translated into French language. The aim of the present study was to adapt a French version of the pVHI and to evaluate its psychometric properties including construct validity, reliability, and some aspects of external validity. PATIENTS AND METHOD: we performed a cross sectional study including 32 dysphonic children and 60 children with no history of voice problems between 3 and 12 years of age...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284019/right-wing-authoritarianism-and-stereotype-driven-expectations-interact-in-shaping-intergroup-trust-in-one-shot-vs-multiple-round-social-interactions
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Giorgia Ponsi, Maria Serena Panasiti, Salvatore Maria Aglioti, Marco Tullio Liuzza
Trust towards unrelated individuals is often conditioned by information about previous social interactions that can be derived from either personal or vicarious experience (e.g., reputation). Intergroup stereotypes can be operationalized as expectations about other groups' traits/attitudes/behaviors that heavily influence our behavioral predictions when interacting with them. In this study we investigated the role of perceived social dimensions of the Stereotype Content Model (SCM)-Warmth (W) and Competence (C)-in affecting trusting behavior towards different European national group members during the Trust Game...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282130/what-does-not-kill-it-makes-it-weaker-effects-of-sub-lethal-concentrations-of-ivermectin-on-the-locomotor-activity-of-anopheles-aquasalis
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Vanderson de Souza Sampaio, Gustavo Bueno da Silva Rivas, Kevin Kobylinski, Yudi Tatiana Pinilla, Paulo Filemon Paolluci Pimenta, José Bento Pereira Lima, Rafaela Vieira Bruno, Marcus Vinícius Guimarães Lacerda, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro
BACKGROUND: Malaria remains a major public health concern. Vector control measures based solely on insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) have demonstrated not to be feasible for malaria elimination. It has been shown that ivermectin affects several aspects of Anopheles species biology. Along the Latin American seacoast, Anopheles aquasalis Curry plays an important role in malaria transmission. The observation of mosquitoes locomotor activity under laboratory conditions can reveal details of their daily activity rhythms, which is controlled by an endogenous circadian clock that seems to be influenced by external signals, such as light and temperature...
December 28, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280721/criterion-validity-of-the-child-s-challenging-behavior-scale-version-2-ccbs-2
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Helen M Bourke-Taylor, Reinie Cordier, Julie F Pallant
OBJECTIVE: The Child's Challenging Behavior Scale, Version 2 (CCBS-2), measures maternal rating of a child's challenging behaviors that compromise maternal mental health. The CCBS-2, the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) were compared in a sample of typically developing young Australian children. METHOD: Criterion validity was investigated by correlating the CCBS-2 with "gold standard" measures (CBCL and SDQ subscales)...
January 2018: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260414/orthorexic-eating-behaviors-related-to-exercise-addiction-and-internal-motivations-in-a-sample-of-university-students
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Crystal D Oberle, Ryan S Watkins, Andrew J Burkot
PURPOSE: This research explored the exercise tendencies and motivations of individuals varying in orthorexia symptomatology. METHOD: Participants were 411 university students, who completed the Eating Habits Questionnaire alongside measures of exercise activity and addiction in Study 1 (a modified version of the Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire, the Exercise Addiction Inventory, and the Compulsive Exercise Test) and various exercise motivations in Study 2 (the Behavioural Regulations in Exercise Questionnaire and the Exercise Motivations Inventory-2)...
December 20, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
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