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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101476/psychometric-properties-of-the-persian-version-of-the-quality-of-life-in-epilepsy-inventory-in-the-later-life
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Abdolrahim Asadollahi, Laleh Fani Saberi, Ali Havasi, Mohammad-Hossein Kaveh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The reports indicate on the incidence of seizure disorder about 1.5 per cent of the normal elderly population. The Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory (QOLIE-31) has been pervasive simple tool to screen seizure in the busy neurophysiological settings and monitoring. It was constructed as self-administered tool in two formats, 89 and 31-items. To the reliability and validity of the QOLIE-31 across older adults in the southwest Iran and discuss its role in the detection of health-related quality of elderly patients with epilepsy...
December 2016: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099043/validation-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-infant-feeding-intentions-scale-among-lebanese-women
#2
Nadine Yehya, Hani Tamim, Lama Shamsedine, Soumaya Ayash, Lama Abdel Khalek, Amanda Abou Ezzi, Mona Nabulsi
BACKGROUND: The Infant Feeding Intentions (IFI) scale was shown to reliably measure maternal intentions to initiate breastfeeding and continue exclusive breastfeeding until 1, 3, or 6 months in English and Spanish but not in Arab contexts. Research aim: This study aimed to validate an Arabic version of the IFI scale (IFI-A) and examine its ability to predict exclusive breastfeeding at 1, 3, or 6 months in pregnant Lebanese women. METHODS: The internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the IFI-A scale were tested on 50 pregnant women (Group 1), whereas its predictive ability was tested on 196 pregnant women (Group 2), who were surveyed monthly about their infants' nutrition method until 6 months...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096861/5-8s-rrna-sequence-and-secondary-structure-in-parabronema-skrjabini-and-related-habronematidae-species
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Seyed Sajjad Hasheminasab
BACKGROUND: Genomic DNA was isolated from Parabronema skrjabini. rRNA region was amplified and sequenced. METHODS: The RNA secondary structure was predicted using mfold software ( http://mfold.rit.albany.edu ). The secondary structure with bulge, hairpins, helices, interior, external and multi loops was predicted for 5.8srDNA of our sequence of P. skrjabini and a sequence of P. skrjabini and two species of Habronema (H. microstoma and H. muscae) in GenBank. RNA motifs were predicted by MEME program version 4...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094483/italian-validation-of-the-amsterdam-preoperative-anxiety-and-information-scale-apais
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Pasquale Buonanno, Anna Laiola, Chiara Palumbo, Gianmario Spinelli, Virginia Terminiello, Giuseppe Servillo
BACKGROUND: Preoperative anxiety is usually experienced by patients awaiting surgical procedures and it can negatively impact patient's outcome. The Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale (APAIS) is a questionnaire created to identify anxious patients and their need for information: it has been translated and validated in many languages because of its reliability and ease of completion. To date, no Italian version of the APAIS has been produced; our aim was to translate and validate the APAIS in Italian...
January 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092382/a-vascularized-and-perfused-organ-on-a-chip-platform-for-large-scale-drug-screening-applications
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Duc T T Phan, Xiaolin Wang, Brianna M Craver, Agua Sobrino, Da Zhao, Jerry C Chen, Lilian Y N Lee, Steven C George, Abraham P Lee, Christopher C W Hughes
There is a growing awareness that complex 3-dimensional (3D) organs are not well represented by monolayers of a single cell type - the standard format for many drug screens. To address this deficiency, and with the goal of improving screens so that drugs with good efficacy and low toxicity can be identified, microphysiological systems (MPS) are being developed that better capture the complexity of in vivo physiology. We have previously described an organ-on-a-chip platform that incorporates perfused microvessels, such that survival of the surrounding tissue is entirely dependent on delivery of nutrients through the vessels...
January 16, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080108/the-brief-problem-monitor-parent-form-bpm-p-a-short-version-of-the-child-behavior-checklist-psychometric-properties-in-spanish-6-to-8-year-old-children
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Eva Penelo, Núria de la Osa, José Blas Navarro, Josep Maria Domènech, Lourdes Ezpeleta
We provide the first validation data on the Spanish version of the Brief Problem Monitor-Parent form (BPM-P), a recently developed abbreviated version of the 120-item Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6 to 18 (CBCL/6-18) in young schoolchildren. Parents of a community sample of 521 children aged 6-8 answered the CBCL/6-18 yearly, and the 19 BPM-P items were examined; parents also provided different measures of psychopathology. Confirmatory factor analysis of the expected 3-factor model (attention, externalizing, and internalizing) showed adequate fit (root mean square error of approximation, RMSEA ≤ ...
January 12, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079460/development-of-a-version-of-the-self-ordered-pointing-task-a-working-memory-task-for-brazilian-preschoolers
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Isabela Sallum, Fernanda Gomes da Mata, Nathália Falcone Cheib, Charles W Mathias, Débora Marques Miranda, Leandro Fernandes Malloy-Diniz
OBJECTIVE: Working memory is a fundamental cognitive function and is predictive of outcomes and achievement in a wide range of domains from an early age. The focus of this study was to develop a computerized Brazilian version of the Self-Ordered Pointing Task (SOPT) for preschoolers and to provide initial normative and validation data for this task. METHODS: The sample of the present study was composed of 248 children aged 3 (n = 41), 4 (n = 88) and 5 (n = 119) years from 13 private and public schools in Belo Horizonte...
January 12, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077627/a-feasibility-study-on-the-use-of-phantoms-with-statistical-lung-masses-for-determining-the-uncertainty-in-the-dose-absorbed-by-the-lung-from-broad-beams-of-incident-photons-and-neutrons
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Atiyeh Ebrahimi Khankook, Hashem Miri Hakimabad, Laleh Rafat Motavalli
Computational models of the human body have gradually become crucial in the evaluation of doses absorbed by organs. However, individuals may differ considerably in terms of organ size and shape. In this study, the authors sought to determine the energy-dependent standard deviations due to lung size of the dose absorbed by the lung during external photon and neutron beam exposures. One hundred lungs with different masses were prepared and located in an adult male International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) reference phantom...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077139/assessment-of-coping-a-new-french-four-factor-structure-of-the-brief-cope-inventory
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Karine Baumstarck, Marine Alessandrini, Zeinab Hamidou, Pascal Auquier, Tanguy Leroy, Laurent Boyer
BACKGROUND: The Brief Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (Brief COPE) inventory is the most usual measure to identify the nature of coping strategies implemented by individuals and explore 14 coping strategies. The availability of a structure with fewer factors rather than the initial 14-factor structure may be of interest for both healthcare professionals and researchers. We report the validation process of a 4-factor structure of the French version of the Brief COPE in a French sample of individuals facing a singular life event, such as cancer, including patients and their caregivers...
January 11, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076691/removal-of-copper-from-aqueous-solutions-by-rhizofiltration-using-genetically-modified-hairy-roots-expressing-a-bacterial-cu-binding-protein
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Patricia Pérez-Palacios, Elizabeth Agostini, Sabrina G Ibáñez, Melina A Talano, Ignacio D Rodríguez-Llorente, Miguel A Caviedes, Eloísa Pajuelo
The aim of this work was developing a biotechnological tool to hyperaccumulate high copper (Cu) concentrations from wastewaters. Transgenic tobacco hairy roots were obtained by expressing, either the wild type version of the gene copC from Pseudomonas fluorescens in the cytoplasm of plant cells (CuHR), or a modified version targeted to the vacuole (CuHR-V). Control hairy roots transformed with the empty vector (HR) were also generated. The roots were incubated in the presence of solutions containing Cu (from 1 to 50 mM)...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072679/correlation-between-critical-thinking-disposition-and-mental-self-supporting-ability-in-nursing-undergraduates-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
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Defang Wu, Yang Luo, Xinyu Liao
BACKGROUND: There is universal agreement on the essential role of critical thinking in nursing practice. Most studies into this topic have provided descriptive statistical information and insights on related external factors such as educational environment and teaching strategies. However, there has been limited research into the psychological factors that may predict the disposition of students toward critical thinking. PURPOSE: This study explored the relationship between the disposition of nursing students toward critical thinking and their mental self-supporting ability to obtain a profile and determine the psychological predictors of critical thinking...
February 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072514/predicting-salt-permeability-coefficients-in-highly-swollen-highly-charged-ion-exchange-membranes
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Jovan Kamcev, Donald R Paul, Gerald S Manning, Benny D Freeman
This study presents a framework for predicting salt permeability coefficients in ion exchange membranes in contact with an aqueous salt solution. The model, based on the solution-diffusion mechanism, was tested using experimental salt permeability data for a series of commercial ion exchange membranes. Equilibrium salt partition coefficients were calculated using a thermodynamic framework (i.e., Donnan theory), incorporating Manning's counterion condensation theory to calculate ion activity coefficients in the membrane phase and the Pitzer model to calculate ion activity coefficients in the solution phase...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069624/external-validation-of-the-revised-cardiac-risk-index-and-update-of-its-renal-variable-to-predict-30-day-risk-of-major-cardiac-complications-after-non-cardiac-surgery-rationale-and-plan-for-analyses-of-the-vision-study
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Pavel S Roshanov, Michael Walsh, P J Devereaux, S Danielle MacNeil, Ngan N Lam, Ainslie M Hildebrand, Rey R Acedillo, Marko Mrkobrada, Clara K Chow, Vincent W Lee, Lehana Thabane, Amit X Garg
INTRODUCTION: The Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI) is a popular classification system to estimate patients' risk of postoperative cardiac complications based on preoperative risk factors. Renal impairment, defined as serum creatinine >2.0 mg/dL (177 µmol/L), is a component of the RCRI. The estimated glomerular filtration rate has become accepted as a more accurate indicator of renal function. We will externally validate the RCRI in a modern cohort of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery and update its renal component...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063387/effects-of-chronic-ankle-instability-on-kinetics-kinematics-and-muscle-activity-during-walking-and-running-a-systematic-review
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Gabriel Moisan, Martin Descarreaux, Vincent Cantin
The aim of this study is to systematically review and appraise studies assessing the effects of chronic ankle instability (CAI) on kinetics, kinematics and muscle activity during walking and running. The primary search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, AMED and SPORTDiscus. Only studies that compared participants with CAI with healthy participants and assessed kinetics, kinematics or muscle activity during walking or running were included. The risk of bias assessment was conducted using a modified version of the Quality Index checklist...
December 29, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059435/acetoin-production-via-unbalanced-fermentation-in-shewanella-oneidensis
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Thea Bursac, Jeffrey A Gralnick, Johannes Gescher
This study describes the realization of an anoxic acetoin production process using the proteobacterium Shewanella oneidensis. Fermentative processes are of high biotechnological relevance since they offer high productivity and a low percentage of substrate consumption for anabolic processes. Nevertheless, the range of compounds that can be produced as sole end product of a fermentative process is limited, since the average oxidation state of substrate and products has to be identical in the absence of an external electron acceptor...
January 6, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057451/the-critical-role-of-the-dorsal-fronto-median-cortex-in-voluntary-action-inhibition-a-tms-study
#16
Stefania C Ficarella, Lorella Battelli
BACKGROUND: Action inhibition is a complex decision process that can be triggered by external factors (exogenous) or internal decisions (endogenous). While the neuronal underpinnings of exogenous action inhibition have been extensively investigated, less is known about the brain areas responsible for endogenous action inhibition. OBJECTIVE: We used inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to test the causal role of two brain areas, the left dorsal fronto-median Cortex (dFMC) and the right Inferior Frontal Cortex (rIFC) in exogenous and endogenous action inhibition...
December 19, 2016: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055288/eveningness-as-a-risk-for-behavioral-problems-in-late-adolescence
#17
Ilona Merikanto, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Liisa Kuula, Jari Lahti, Kati Heinonen, Eero Kajantie, Katri Räikkönen
Circadian preference toward eveningness has been associated with increased risk for mental health problems both in early adolescence and in adulthood. However, in late adolescence, when circadian rhythm naturally shifts to later, its significance for mental health is not clear. Accordingly, we studied how circadian rhythm estimated both by self-reported chronotype and by actigraph-defined midpoint of sleep was associated with self-reported psychiatric problems based on Youth Self Report (YSR). The study builds on a community cohort born in 1998, Helsinki, Finland...
January 5, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052130/cervical-spine-injuries-a-whole-body-musculoskeletal-model-for-the-analysis-of-spinal-loading
#18
Dario Cazzola, Timothy P Holsgrove, Ezio Preatoni, Harinderjit S Gill, Grant Trewartha
Cervical spine trauma from sport or traffic collisions can have devastating consequences for individuals and a high societal cost. The precise mechanisms of such injuries are still unknown as investigation is hampered by the difficulty in experimentally replicating the conditions under which these injuries occur. We harness the benefits of computer simulation to report on the creation and validation of i) a generic musculoskeletal model (MASI) for the analyses of cervical spine loading in healthy subjects, and ii) a population-specific version of the model (Rugby Model), for investigating cervical spine injury mechanisms during rugby activities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050888/a-new-cyp3a5-3-and-cyp3a4-22-cluster-influencing-tacrolimus-target-concentrations-a-population-approach
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Franc Andreu, Helena Colom, Laure Elens, Teun van Gelder, Ronald H N van Schaik, Dennis A Hesselink, Oriol Bestard, Joan Torras, Josep M Cruzado, Josep M Grinyó, Nuria Lloberas
BACKGROUND: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CYP3A5 and CYP3A4 genes have been reported to be an important cause of variability in the pharmacokinetics of tacrolimus in renal transplant patients. The aim of this study was to merge all of the new genetic information available with tacrolimus pharmacokinetics to generate a more robust population model with data from renal transplant recipients. METHODS: Tacrolimus exposure data from 304 renal transplant recipients were collected throughout the first year after transplantation and were simultaneously analyzed with a population pharmacokinetic approach using NONMEM(®) version 7...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049104/international-development-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-child-and-adolescent-trauma-screen-cats
#20
Cedric Sachser, Lucy Berliner, Tonje Holt, Tine K Jensen, Nathaniel Jungbluth, Elizabeth Risch, Rita Rosner, Lutz Goldbeck
BACKGROUND: Systematic screening is a powerful means by which children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) can be detected. Reliable and valid measures based on current diagnostic criteria are needed. AIM: To investigate the internal consistency and construct validity of the Child and Adolescent Trauma Screen (CATS) in three samples of trauma-exposed children in the US (self-reports: n=249; caregiver reports: n=267; pre-school n=190), in Germany (self-reports: n=117; caregiver reports: n=95) and in Norway (self-reports: n=109; caregiver reports: n=62)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
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