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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445261/behavior-characteristics-of-the-attention-network-of-military-personnel-with-high-and-low-trait-anxiety
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Yu Pan, Wenpeng Cai, Wei Dong, Jie Xiao, Jin Yan, Qi Cheng
Converging evidence reveals significant increase in both state anxiety and trait anxiety during the past 2 decades among military servicemen and servicewomen in China. In the present study, we employed the Chinese version of the State-trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) to examine trait and state anxiety in Chinese military servicemen and servicewomen. We further evaluated orienting, alerting and execution inhibition using the attention network test.Healthy military servicemen and servicewomen were recruited for the present study...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443008/against-strong-ethical-parity-situated-cognition-theses-and-transcranial-brain-stimulation
#2
Jan-Hendrik Heinrichs
According to a prominent suggestion in the ethics of transcranial neurostimulation the effects of such devices can be treated as ethically on par with established, pre-neurotechnological alterations of the mind. This parity allegedly is supported by situated cognition theories showing how external devices can be part of a cognitive system. This article will evaluate this suggestion. It will reject the claim, that situated cognition theories support ethical parity. It will however point out another reason, why external carriers or modifications of the mental might come to be considered ethically on par with internal carriers...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438236/personal-and-macro-systemic-factors-as-predictors-of-quality-of-life-in-chronic-schizophrenia
#3
Yolanda Fontanil-Gómez, María A Alcedo Rodríguez, María I Gutiérrez López
BACKGROUND: The goal of this research was to establish possible predictive factors for both subjective and externally assessed quality of life in people with chronic schizophrenia. METHODS: Sixty-eight people with schizophrenia took part in the study and were assessed using the World Health Organisation Quality of Life Assessment - Brief Version (WHOQOL-BREF), the Quality of Life Scale (QLS), the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale for Schizophrenia (PANSS), the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF), the Social Functioning Scale (SFS) tests...
May 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437304/nitrous-oxide-utility-in-labor-and-birth-a-multipurpose-modality
#4
Michelle Collins
The use of nitrous oxide (N2O) for labor and birth has very recently emerged as a viable modality in the United States, despite a long history of use in Canada and Europe. Usually associated with dental procedures, there are significant differences between dental and parturition utility, efficacy, and staff exposure. In addition to using it for pain relief and anxiolysis, those centers utilizing it have noted it to be multipurpose and useful for such situations as: external cephalic version, manual removal of placenta, intravenous starts, during placement of urinary catheters and intracervical Foley bulbs...
April 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431506/emotional-and-behavioural-problems-in-swedish-preschool-children-rated-by-preschool-teachers-with-the-strengths-and-difficulties-questionnaire-sdq
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Berit M Gustafsson, Marie Proczkowska-Björklund, Per A Gustafsson
BACKGROUND: There is a high risk that young children who show early signs of mental health problems develop symptoms in the same or overlapping areas some years later. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is widely used to screen externalizing and internalizing problems early in life. In Sweden 80-90% of all children aged 1-5 years go to preschool and preschool is thus an appropriate context for finding early signs of mental health problems among children. METHODS: This study is part of a longitudinal project too investigate the frequency of emotional and behavioural problems for children between 1 and 5 years of age in Sweden...
April 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431294/exploring-the-experience-of-episodic-past-future-and-counterfactual-thinking-in-younger-and-older-adults-a-study-of-a-colombian-sample
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Felipe De Brigard, Diana Carolina Rodriguez, Patricia Montañés
Although extant evidence suggests that many neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying episodic past, future, and counterfactual thinking overlap, recent results have uncovered differences among these three processes. However, the extent to which there may be age-related differences in the phenomenological characteristics associated with episodic past, future and counterfactual thinking remains unclear. This study used adapted versions of the Memory Characteristics Questionnaire and the Autobiographical Interview in younger and older adults to investigate the subjective experience of episodic past, future and counterfactual thinking...
April 17, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431109/performance-of-the-2015-acr-eular-classification-criteria-for-gout-in-a-primary-care-population-presenting-with-monoarthritis
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Hein J E M Janssens, Jaap Fransen, Matthijs Janssen, Tuhina Neogi, H Ralph Schumacher, Tim L Jansen, Nicola Dalbeth, William J Taylor
Objective.: To test the performance of the 2015 ACR-EULAR gout classification criteria against presence of SF MSU crystals in a primary healthcare population. Methods.: The criteria were applied to an existing dataset of consecutive patients with monoarthritis presenting to Dutch family physicians; all patients underwent microscopic SF analysis by design. The data had been prospectively collected to develop a diagnostic decision rule for gout in 2010. Diagnostic performance was assessed by calculating area under the receiver operating characteristic curve, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) and constructing calibration plots for the full version of the criteria (including SF analysis results of all patients) and the clinical-only version (not including SF analysis results)...
April 20, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421016/online-coaching-of-emotion-regulation-strategies-for-parents-efficacy-of-the-online-rational-positive-parenting-program-and-attention-bias-modification-procedures
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Oana A David, David Capris, Alexandra Jarda
Parenting programs are currently treatment of choice for behavioral disorders in children and one of their main components is reducing the negativity bias in the child-parent dyad. The Rational Positive Parenting Program (rPPP) is a program with a special focus on parent emotion-regulation functional reappraisal strategies, which has recently received consistent support for reducing child externalizing and internalizing disorders. In the last years, online interventions were proliferated and the Attention Bias Modification (ABM) becoming a promising implicit therapeutic intervention based on attention deployment emotion-regulation strategy, or adjunctive module to usual treatments, with results in multiple domains, varying from pain to self-esteem and emotional disorders (e...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414857/association-of-external-cephalic-version-before-term-with-late-preterm-birth
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Kristie L Poole, Sarah D McDonald, Lauren E Griffith, Eileen K Hutton
While evidence suggests that beginning an external cephalic version (ECV) before term (34(0/7) to 36(6/7) ) compared to after term may be associated with an increase in late preterm birth (34(0/7) to 36(6/7) weeks), it remains unknown what might account for this risk. The objective of the present study is to further investigate the association between ECV before term and late preterm birth MATERIAL AND METHODS: Secondary analysis of data collected from the international, multicenter Early ECV trials. We evaluated the relation between ECV exposure and late preterm birth (34(0/7) to 36(6/7) weeks), as well as if additional risk factors for preterm birth (e...
April 17, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413130/arthroscopic-treatment-of-labral-tears-of-the-hip-in-adolescents-patterns-of-clinical-presentation-intra-articular-derangements-radiological-associations-and-minimum-2-year-outcomes
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Sivashankar Chandrasekaran, Nader Darwish, Edwin O Chaharbakhshi, Parth Lodhia, Carlos Suarez-Ahedo, Benjamin G Domb
PURPOSE: To report on patterns of clinical presentation, intra-articular derangements, radiological associations, and minimum 2-year outcomes after hip arthroscopy (HA) in patients 18 years or younger. METHODS: This study was a retrospective case series on patients 18 years or younger who had undergone HA for labral tears that had failed nonoperative management from April 2008 to April 2013 with a minimum 2-year follow-up. Exclusion criteria were previous hip conditions or surgery...
April 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412829/egfr-expression-in-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-its-association-with-pathologic-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-a-study-in-northeastern-iran
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Kazem Anvari, Hamid R Sima, Mehdi Seilanian Toussi, Azam Anvari, Soodabeh Shahidsales, Bahram Memar, Seyed Amir Aledavoud, Mohammad N Forghani, Abbas Abdollahi, Kamran Ghaffarzadegan
INTRODUCTION: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) accounts for 80% of all esophageal cancers worldwide. It is the most common histological type of esophageal carcinoma in low-resource countries. ESCC is prevalent in Asian countries, accounting for more than 95% of esophageal cancers. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is involved in cancer development, as its gene is often mutated and/or amplified in cancer cells. According to recent statistics, esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer in Iran...
April 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406996/ultrasensitivity-and-fluctuations-in-the-barkai-leibler-model-of-chemotaxis-receptors-in-escherichia-coli
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Ushasi Roy, Manoj Gopalakrishnan
A stochastic version of the Barkai-Leibler model of chemotaxis receptors in Escherichia coli is studied here with the goal of elucidating the effects of intrinsic network noise in their conformational dynamics. The model was originally proposed to explain the robust and near-perfect adaptation of E. coli observed across a wide range of spatially uniform attractant/repellent (ligand) concentrations. In the model, a receptor is either active or inactive and can stochastically switch between the two states. The enzyme CheR methylates inactive receptors while CheB demethylates active receptors and the probability for a receptor to be active depends on its level of methylation and ligand occupation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400832/the-psychometric-properties-of-the-persian-version-of-interpersonal-sensitivity-measure
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Youkhabeh Mohammadian, Behzad Mahaki, Fahimeh Fathali Lavasani, Mahmoud Dehghani, Mohammadkazem Atef Vahid
BACKGROUND: Investigating the psychometric properties of existing psychometric scales in societies with differing dynamics can help with their external validity. This research specifically aimed at standardization and validation of Interpersonal Sensitivity Measure (IPSM) scale in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Persian version of the IPSM was produced through forward translation, reconciliation, and back translation. A total of 357, nonclinical students were selected through multistage sampling method and completed a set of questionnaires including IPSM...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397535/validity-of-the-youth-psychopathic-traits-inventory-short-version-in-justice-involved-and-at-risk-adolescents
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Christopher T A Gillen, Emily A M MacDougall, Adelle E Forth, Christopher T Barry, Randall T Salekin
The current study examined the reliability and validity of the Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory-Short Version (YPI-S) in two different samples of at-risk adolescents enrolled in a residential program ( n = 160) and at a detention facility ( n = 60) in the United States. YPI-S scores displayed adequate internal consistency and were moderately associated with concurrent scales on other self-report psychopathy measures and externalizing behaviors. YPI-S scores were moderately related to interviewer-ratings of the construct using the four-factor model of the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version...
April 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396007/neural-evidence-for-the-intrinsic-value-of-action-as-motivation-for-behavior
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Naoki Miura, Hiroki C Tanabe, Akihiro Sasaki, Tokiko Harada, Norihiro Sadato
The intrinsic value of an action refers to the inherent sense that experiencing a behavior is enjoyable even if it has no explicit outcome. Previous research has suggested that a common valuation mechanism within the reward network may be responsible for processing the intrinsic value of achieving both the outcome and external rewards. However, how the intrinsic value of action is neurally represented remains unknown. We hypothesized that the intrinsic value of action is determined by an action-outcome contingency indicating the behavior is controllable and that the outcome of the action can be evaluated by this feedback...
April 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394405/modeling-pharmacokinetic-profiles-of-insulin-regimens-to-enhance-understanding-of-subcutaneous-insulin-regimens
#16
Lai San Tham, Karen Schneck, Ali Ertekin, Jesus Reviriego
Insulin pharmacokinetics following subcutaneous administration were modeled, simulated, and displayed through an interactive and user-friendly interface to illustrate the time course of administered insulins frequently prescribed, providing a simple tool for clinicians through a straightforward visualization of insulin regimens. Pharmacokinetic data of insulin formulations with different onset and duration of action from several clinical studies, including insulin glargine, regular insulin, neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH), insulin lispro, and premixed preparations of NPH with regular insulin (Mix 70/30), and insulin lispro protamine suspension with insulin lispro (Mix 50/50, Mix 75/25), were used to develop a predictive population pharmacokinetic model of insulins with consideration of factors such as insulin formulation, weight-based dosing, body-weight effect on volume of distribution, and administration time relative to meals, on the insulin time-action profile...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393396/an-empirical-bayes-approach-to-network-recovery-using-external-knowledge
#17
Gino B Kpogbezan, Aad W van der Vaart, Wessel N van Wieringen, Gwenaël G R Leday, Mark A van de Wiel
Reconstruction of a high-dimensional network may benefit substantially from the inclusion of prior knowledge on the network topology. In the case of gene interaction networks such knowledge may come for instance from pathway repositories like KEGG, or be inferred from data of a pilot study. The Bayesian framework provides a natural means of including such prior knowledge. Based on a Bayesian Simultaneous Equation Model, we develop an appealing Empirical Bayes (EB) procedure that automatically assesses the agreement of the used prior knowledge with the data at hand...
April 10, 2017: Biometrical Journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390376/a-gaussian-theory-for-fluctuations-in-simple-liquids
#18
Matthias Krüger, David S Dean
Assuming an effective quadratic Hamiltonian, we derive an approximate, linear stochastic equation of motion for the density-fluctuations in liquids, composed of overdamped Brownian particles. From this approach, time dependent two point correlation functions (such as the intermediate scattering function) are derived. We show that this correlation function is exact at short times, for any interaction and, in particular, for arbitrary external potentials so that it applies to confined systems. Furthermore, we discuss the relation of this approach to previous ones, such as dynamical density functional theory as well as the formally exact treatment...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386165/effect-of-antipyretic-therapy-on-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-receiving-mechanical-ventilation-treatment
#19
Sheng Ye, Dan Xu, Chenmei Zhang, Mengyao Li, Yanyi Zhang
Purpose. The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of antipyretic therapy on mortality in critically ill patients with sepsis requiring mechanical ventilation. Methods. In this study, we employed the multiparameter intelligent monitoring in intensive care II (MIMIC-II) database (version 2.6). All patients meeting the criteria for sepsis and also receiving mechanical ventilation treatment were included for analysis, all of whom suffer from fever or hyperthermia. Logistic regression model and R language (R version 3...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383982/are-adolescent-risk-assessment-tools-sensitive-to-change-a-framework-and-examination-of-the-savry-and-the-yls-cmi
#20
Jodi L Viljoen, Catherine S Shaffer, Andrew L Gray, Kevin S Douglas
Although many adolescent risk assessment tools include an emphasis on dynamic factors, little research has examined the extent to which these tools are capable of measuring change. In this article, we outline a framework to evaluate a tool's capacity to measure change. This framework includes the following: (a) measurement error and reliable change, and (b) sensitivity (i.e., internal, external, and relative sensitivity). We then used this framework to evaluate the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY) and Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI)...
April 6, 2017: Law and Human Behavior
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