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Privilege is the freedom to ignore things that other people are forced to confront; dramatic things like being gunned down by a vigilante on the way home from a convenience store or less urban and visible things like having to live on secluded parcels of land that no one else wants. Most family therapists enjoy the freedom not to experience such events. Many of the people who come to us for help don't have that freedom. My intent here is to increase felt awareness of the injustice of institutional racism and to suggest some actions that White family therapists can take to bring forth a more just society in terms of education, housing, access to wealth, and basic safety...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
D Dell'Aquila, I Lombardo, G Verde, M Vigilante, L Acosta, C Agodi, F Cappuzzello, D Carbone, M Cavallaro, S Cherubini, A Cvetinovic, G D'Agata, L Francalanza, G L Guardo, M Gulino, I Indelicato, M La Cognata, L Lamia, A Ordine, R G Pizzone, S M R Puglia, G G Rapisarda, S Romano, G Santagati, R Spartà, G Spadaccini, C Spitaleri, A Tumino
The decay path of the Hoyle state in ^{12}C (E_{x}=7.654  MeV) has been studied with the ^{14}N(d,α_{2})^{12}C(7.654) reaction induced at 10.5 MeV. High resolution invariant mass spectroscopy techniques have allowed us to unambiguously disentangle direct and sequential decays of the state passing through the ground state of ^{8}Be. Thanks to the almost total absence of background and the attained resolution, a fully sequential decay contribution to the width of the state has been observed. The direct decay width is negligible, with an upper limit of 0...
September 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
Giuseppe Bevilacqua, Valerio Biancalana, Yordanka Dancheva, Antonio Vigilante, Alessandro Donati, Claudio Rossi
We present NMR spectra of remote-magnetized deuterated water, detected in an unshielded environment by means of a differential atomic magnetometer. The measurements are performed in a μT field, while pulsed techniques are applied-following the sample displacement-in a 100 μT field, to tip both D and H nuclei by controllable amounts. The broad-band nature of the detection system enables simultaneous detection of the two signals and accurate evaluation of their decay times. The outcomes of the experiment demonstrate the potential of ultra-low-field NMR spectroscopy in important applications where the correlation between proton and deuteron spin-spin relaxation rates as a function of external parameters contains significant information...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Marta Arazzi, Giorgia Di Fulvio, Lorenzo Ottavio Di Pietro, Xhensila Grabocka, Maria Olimpia Longo, Gabriella Micioni, Alessandro Pezzutto, Luca Piscitani, Alessandra Schiazza, Simona Silvestri, Giacinta Vigilante, Luigi Amoroso, Mario Bonomini
Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO) is a major cause of secondary osteoporosis that starts early after the beginning of therapy even for low drug doses. Glucocorticoids are used for the treatment of immunologic nephropathies and in the setting of kidney transplant. In clinical practice, a number of algorithms are available; they allow us to estimate the long-term risk of major osteoporotic fracture; but none of them is specific for GIO. To date, the therapeutic approach comprises both general measures aimed at correcting calcium and vitamin D intake, and drugs (bisphosphonates, teriparatide, hormone replacement therapy, denosumab) that ameliorate bone mineral density and patient outcomes...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Stefania Ondei, Lynda D Prior, Grant J Williamson, Tom Vigilante, David M J S Bowman
The small rainforest fragments found in savanna landscapes are powerful, yet often overlooked, model systems to understand the controls of these contrasting ecosystems. We analyzed the relative effect of climatic variables on rainforest density at a subcontinental level, and employed high-resolution, regional-level analyses to assess the importance of landscape settings and fire activity in determining rainforest density in a frequently burnt Australian savanna landscape. Estimates of rainforest density (ha/km(2)) across the Northern Territory and Western Australia, derived from preexisting maps, were used to calculate the correlations between rainforest density and climatic variables...
March 2017: Ecology and Evolution
Nicolas J Vigilante, Manish A Mehta
We report an analysis of the13 C solid-state NMR chemical shift data in a series of four cocrystals involving two active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) mimics (caffeine and theophylline) and two diacid coformers (malonic acid and glutaric acid). Within this controlled set, we make comparisons of the isotropic chemical shifts and the principal values of the chemical shift tensor. The dispersion at 14.1 T (600 MHz1 H) shows crystallographic splittings in some of the resonances in the magic angle spinning spectra...
March 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section C, Structural Chemistry
Nicola Spetrino, Marta Arazzi, Giorgia Di Fulvio, Federica Giunta, Xhensila Grabocka, Maria Olimpia Longo, Gabriella Micioni, Alessandro Pezzutto, Simona Silvestri, Marco Tondo, Giacinta Vigilante, Mario Bonomini
Beta-lactams are one of the most widely used antibiotics in respiratory diseases, both in adults and in the pediatric population. Their widespread use is also linked to the elevated tolerability and low risk of side effects that are generally not severe. We present here the case of a patient on regular haemodialysis pertaining to our Center who, after a seven-day treatment period with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid antibiotic therapy (medication originator), developed a framework of severe neutropenia (neutrophils till 10/mmc) resulting in hospitalization and the beginning of a specific diagnostic and therapeutic work-up...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Emmanuel Mahé, Alain Beauchet, Ziad Reguiai, François Maccari, Mireille Ruer-Mulard, Guillaume Chaby, Thierry Le Guyadec, Eric Estève, Catherine Goujon-Henry, Josiane Parier, Hugues Barthelemy, Edouard Bégon, Henri-Georges Steiner, Nathalie Bénéton, Thierry Boyé, Laure Mery-Bossard, Jean-Luc Schmutz, Pierre Bravard
Psoriasis has major physical, psychological, and social impacts: its management should not be restricted by individual financial considerations in Western countries as these have well-structured health systems and social/insurance coverage. We investigated if the socioeconomic characteristics of patients were associated with severity of psoriasis and access to healthcare. In a cross-sectional study, we included 903 patients with psoriasis that were consulting for the first time. We showed that low educational level was associated with severity of disease in multivariate analyses...
May 8, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Franziska Meinck, Lucie Cluver, Heidi Loening-Voysey, Rachel Bray, Jenny Doubt, Marisa Casale, Lorraine Sherr
Physical, emotional and sexual child abuse are major problems in South Africa. This study investigates whether children know about post-abuse services, if they disclose and seek services, and what the outcomes of help-seeking behaviour are. It examines factors associated with request and receipt of services. Confidential self-report questionnaires were completed by adolescents aged 10-17 (n = 3515) in South Africa. Prevalence of frequent (>weekly) physical abuse was 7.4%, frequent emotional abuse 12.4%, and lifetime contact sexual abuse 9...
March 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
Lennon Y C Chang, Ryan Poon
With the development of the Internet, Internet vigilantism (netilantism) has emerged as a new phenomenon in recent years. Although there are several qualitative studies explaining netilantism, there is little empirical research on public perceptions of netilantism. This article aims to outline Hong Kong university students' general perception of netilantism and investigate the differences between different roles in netilantism. By using empowerment theory as the theoretical framework, we will investigate whether Internet vigilantes (netilantes) (a) perceive the criminal justice system as effective, (b) possess high levels of self-efficacy in the cyber world, and (c) tend to believe netilantism can achieve social justice...
December 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Silvia Bucco, Marta Arazzi, Federica Giunta, Xhensila Grabocka, Maria Olimpia Longo, Simona Silvestri, Nicola Spetrino, Marco Tondo, Giacinta Vigilante, Mario Bonomini
Amiodarone is a class III antiarrhythmic drug used to treat several tachyarrhythmias. Although toxicity by long-term oral therapy is known, it is rare to observe the acute toxicity correlated to intravenous use. We report an unusual case of acute hepatotoxicity after the initiation of intravenous amiodarone for atrial fibrillation in a patient on regular hemodialysis. Liver enzymes progressively decreased and normalized upon discontinuing the drug. As a result, closely monitoring of liver enzyme is suggested when intravenous amiodarone is prescribed...
January 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Luca Ambrosino, Hamed Bostan, Pasquale di Salle, Mara Sangiovanni, Alessandra Vigilante, Maria L Chiusano
Arabidopsis thaliana is widely accepted as a model species in plant biology. Its genome, due to its small size and diploidy, was the first to be sequenced among plants, making this species also a reference for plant comparative genomics. Nevertheless, the evolutionary mechanisms that shaped the Arabidopsis genome are still controversial. Indeed, duplications, translocations, inversions, and gene loss events that contributed to the current organization are difficult to be traced. A reliable identification of paralogs and single-copy genes is essential to understand these mechanisms...
2016: Evolutionary Bioinformatics Online
Jonathan E Strain, John A Vigilante, Nicholas W DiGeorge
BACKGROUND: A 19-year-old male military recruit who presented for a screening physical for US Naval Special Warfare Duty was found to have hypolipidemia. Medical history revealed mildly increased frequency of bowel movements, but was otherwise unremarkable. His presentation was most consistent with heterozygous familial hypobetalipoproteinemia (FHBL), and the patient was cleared for Special Operations duty. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using PubMed/MEDLINE...
2015: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Lu-Anne Swart, Mohamed Seedat, Juan Nel
Although studies have described the incidence and epidemiology of adolescent homicide victimization in South Africa, little is known about the situational contexts in which they occur. This study aimed to describe the victim, offender, and event characteristics of adolescent homicide and to generate a typology based on the particular types of situational contexts associated with adolescent homicide in South Africa. Data on homicides among adolescents (15-19 years) that occurred in Johannesburg (South Africa) during the period 2001-2007 were obtained from the National Injury Mortality Surveillance System (NIMSS) and police case records...
February 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Elliott M Antman, Emelia J Benjamin, Robert A Harrington, Steven R Houser, Eric D Peterson, Mary Ann Bauman, Nancy Brown, Vincent Bufalino, Robert M Califf, Mark A Creager, Alan Daugherty, David L Demets, Bernard P Dennis, Shahram Ebadollahi, Mariell Jessup, Michael S Lauer, Bernard Lo, Calum A MacRae, Michael V McConnell, Alexa T McCray, Michelle M Mello, Eric Mueller, Jane W Newburger, Sally Okun, Milton Packer, Anthony Philippakis, Peipei Ping, Prad Prasoon, Véronique L Roger, Steve Singer, Robert Temple, Melanie B Turner, Kevin Vigilante, John Warner, Patrick Wayte
BACKGROUND: A 1.5-day interactive forum was convened to discuss critical issues in the acquisition, analysis, and sharing of data in the field of cardiovascular and stroke science. The discussion will serve as the foundation for the American Heart Association's (AHA's) near-term and future strategies in the Big Data area. The concepts evolving from this forum may also inform other fields of medicine and science. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 47 participants representing stakeholders from 7 domains (patients, basic scientists, clinical investigators, population researchers, clinicians and healthcare system administrators, industry, and regulatory authorities) participated in the conference...
November 2015: Journal of the American Heart Association
Ramzan Shahid, Michaela Vigilante, Heidi Deyro, Irma Reyes, Beverly Gonzalez, Stephanie Kliethermes
Objective To identify any socioeconomic, demographic, neonatal, and perinatal factors that may be associated with failing the otoacoustic emissions (OAE) newborn hearing screen. Study Design A retrospective chart review was performed looking at hearing screens performed on 1272 newborn infants by OAE testing. Socioeconomic, demographic, neonatal, and perinatal factors were reviewed to determine association with failing the OAE newborn hearing screen. Results Our results demonstrate that Hispanic race was significantly associated with failing the newborn OAE hearing screen with an odds ratio of 2...
October 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
Vanessa Ann Vigilante, Jobayer Hossain, Tim Wysocki, Iman Sharif
OBJECTIVES: Understanding the factors associated with child communication during subspecialty encounters may inform interventions promoting shared decision-making in chronic disease management. Objectives were to (1) describe the quantity and quality of child communication during outpatient subspecialty encounters and (2) determine if and how the quantity and quality of child communication vary by demographic and visit characteristics. METHODS: We videotaped subspecialty clinic encounters involving 20 health care providers and 155 children with one of the following conditions: acute lymphoblastic leukemia (consolidation/maintenance), persistent asthma, cystic fibrosis, type 1 diabetes, and obesity...
November 2015: Patient Education and Counseling
Amr El-Sergany, Alex Darwish, Pratik Mehta, Ahmed Mahmoud
INTRODUCTION: Although more commonly thought of as a surgical problem affecting children, surgeons evaluating the adult acute abdomen should remain vigilante in diagnosing intussusception. In this case series, we reviewed 6 years of medical records at a community teaching hospital in order to analyze the etiology, presentation, and management of nine cases of adult intussusception. PRESENTATION OF CASES: Most of the patients in our series shared symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain...
2015: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Yoichiro Sugimoto, Alessandra Vigilante, Elodie Darbo, Alexandra Zirra, Cristina Militti, Andrea D'Ambrogio, Nicholas M Luscombe, Jernej Ule
The structure of messenger RNA is important for post-transcriptional regulation, mainly because it affects binding of trans-acting factors. However, little is known about the in vivo structure of full-length mRNAs. Here we present hiCLIP, a biochemical technique for transcriptome-wide identification of RNA secondary structures interacting with RNA-binding proteins (RBPs). Using this technique to investigate RNA structures bound by Staufen 1 (STAU1) in human cells, we uncover a dominance of intra-molecular RNA duplexes, a depletion of duplexes from coding regions of highly translated mRNAs, an unexpected prevalence of long-range duplexes in 3' untranslated regions (UTRs), and a decreased incidence of single nucleotide polymorphisms in duplex-forming regions...
March 26, 2015: Nature
John A Vigilante, Jane Scribner
We present a patient with recurrent, pruritic, erythematous papules to the legs.
January 2015: Dermatology Online Journal
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