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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222570/communication-vulnerable-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Lavoisier Leite Neto, Ana Carolina Constantini, Regina Yu Shon Chun
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) exhibits speech disorders since the early stages that decrease the communication rate and interfere in social participation. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a literature review on communication vulnerable and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. METHOD: Descriptors of the Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) were used: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Health Vulnerability, Communication Barriers, Nonverbal Communication, and Communication Aids for Disabled...
February 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222565/carbon-modular-orthosis-ca-m-o-an%C3%A2-innovative-hybrid-modular-ankle-foot-orthosis-to-tune-the-variable-rehabilitation-needs-in-hemiplegic-cerebral-palsy
#2
E Tavernese, M Petrarca, G Rosellini, E Di Stanislao, A Pisano, G Di Rosa, E Castelli
BACKGROUND: Hemiplegic Celebral Palsy (CP) children commonly use AFO orthoses as walking aids. It is known that AFOs may have a detrimental effect on gait. To enhance mechanical properties of AFOs we developed an innovative, custom-made, carbon, ankle-foot orthosis (Ca.M.O) which offers the opportunity to tune its response to the patient's gait characteristics and/or functional maturity. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of Ca.M.O. in improving gait in a group of hemiplegic CP children and to compare its performances with those of commonly prescribed AFO...
February 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222535/google-calendar-enhances-prospective-memory-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a%C3%A2-case%C3%A2-report
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Mohamad El Haj, Karim Gallouj, Pascal Antoine
We investigated whether an external memory aid (i.e., Google Calendar) would alleviate prospective memory compromise in a patient with mild Alzheimer's disease. The patient was asked in the baseline phase to perform three prospective targeted events (e.g., attending her weekly bridge game at the community club) and three prospective control events (e.g., buying her weekly magazine). The same six prospective events were assessed in the intervention phase but the targeted-events were cued by Google Calendar while the control-events were not...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222369/what-can-gait-tell-us-about-dementia-review-of-epidemiological-and-neuropsychological-evidence
#4
REVIEW
Vyara Valkanova, Klaus P Ebmeier
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment and gait disorders in people over the age of 65 represent major public health issues because of their high frequency, their link to poor outcomes and high costs. Research has demonstrated that these two geriatric syndromes are closely related. METHODS AND RESULTS: We aim to review the evidence supporting the relationship between gait and cognitive impairment, particularly focusing on epidemiological and neuropsychological studies in patients with Mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease and Vascular dementia...
February 9, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222240/a-computerized-family-planning-counseling-aid-a%C3%A2-pilot%C3%A2-study-evaluation-of-smart-choices
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Helen P Koo, Ellen K Wilson, Alexandra M Minnis
CONTEXT: Resource constraints may make it challenging for family planning clinics to provide comprehensive contraceptive counseling; technological tools that help providers follow recommended practices without straining resources merit evaluation. METHODS: A pilot study using a two-group, posttest-only experimental design evaluated Smart Choices, a computer-based tool designed to help providers offer more patient-centered counseling and enable patients to participate proactively in the counseling session...
February 21, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222175/factors-associated-with-post-diagnosis-pregnancies-in-women-living-with-hiv-in-the-south-of-brazil
#6
Luciana Barcellos Teixeira, Flávia Bulegon Pilecco, Álvaro Vigo, Maria de Lourdes Drachler, José Carlos de Carvalho Leite, Daniela Riva Knauth
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the factors associated with the occurrence of pregnancies after the diagnosis of infection by HIV. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with women of a reproductive age living with HIV/AIDS cared for in the public services of the city of Porto Alegre, in southern Brazil. The data was analyzed from a comparison between two groups: women with and women without pregnancies after the diagnosis of HIV. Poisson regression models were used to estimate the reasons of prevalence (RP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222098/multicenter-study-of-skin-rashes-and-hepatotoxicity-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-positive-patients-receiving-non-nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor-plus-nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitors-in-taiwan
#7
Pei-Ying Wu, Chien-Yu Cheng, Chun-Eng Liu, Yi-Chien Lee, Chia-Jui Yang, Mao-Song Tsai, Shu-Hsing Cheng, Shih-Ping Lin, De-Yu Lin, Ning-Chi Wang, Yi-Chieh Lee, Hsin-Yun Sun, Hung-Jen Tang, Chien-Ching Hung
OBJECTIVES: Two nucleos(t)ide reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) plus 1 non-NRTI (nNRTI) remain the preferred or alternative combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for antiretroviral-naive HIV-positive patients in Taiwan. The three most commonly used nNRTIs are nevirapine (NVP), efavirenz (EFV) and rilpivirine (RPV). This study aimed to determine the incidences of hepatotoxicity and skin rashes within 4 weeks of initiation of cART containing 1 nNRTI plus 2 NRTIs. METHODS: Between June, 2012 and November, 2015, all antiretroviral-naive HIV-positive adult patients initiating nNRTI-containing cART at 8 designated hospitals for HIV care were included in this retrospective observational study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222018/analytical-performance-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-six-different-faecal-calprotectin-assays-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Matthijs Oyaert, An Boel, Julie Jacobs, Stefanie Van den Bremt, Maxime De Sloovere, Hilde Vanpoucke, Lieve Van Hoovels
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the analytical performance of six different faecal calprotectin immunoassays together with their diagnostic accuracy in the discrimination between functional and organic bowel disorders. METHODS: The faecal samples were obtained from inflammatory bowel disease patients (n=27) at the time of diagnosis [Crohn's disease (n=15), colitis ulcerosa (n=12)], gastroenterologic disease control patients (n=52) and rheumatologic disease control patients (n=26)...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221944/a-novel-immunoassay-test-system-for-detection-of-modified-allergen-residues-present-in-almond-cashew-coconut-hazelnut-and-soy-based-nondairy-beverages
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Jongkit Masiri, Lora Benoit, Mahzad Meshgi, Jeffrey Day, Cesar Nadala, Mansour Samadpour
A growing number of plant-based milk substitutes have become commercially available, providing an array of options for consumers with dietary restrictions. Though several of these products rival cow's milk in terms of their nutritional profiles, beverages prepared with soy and tree nuts can be a significant concern to consumers because of potential contamination with food allergens. Adding to this concern is the fact that allergen residues from plant-based beverages are modified during manufacturing, thereby decreasing the sensitivity of antibody-based detection methods...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221936/evaluation-of-a-recirculating-dipper-well-combined-with-ozone-sanitizer-for-control-of-foodborne-pathogens-in-food-service-operations
#10
Giselle Almeida, Kristen E Gibson
In the retail food service industry, small countertop sinks, or dipper wells, are utilized to rinse and store serving utensils between uses. These dipper wells are designed to operate under a constant flow of water, which serves both to prevent the accumulation of microorganisms and to aid in the cleanliness of the dipper well itself. Here, a recirculating dipper well ozone sanitation system (DWOSS) was evaluated for the control and inactivation of Escherichia coli , Listeria innocua , PRD1 bacteriophage, and Staphylococcus aureus present on a stainless steel disher...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221786/chemical-trends-in-solid-alkali-pertechnetates
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Jamie Weaver, Chuck Z Soderquist, Nancy M Washton, Andrew S Lipton, Paul L Gassman, Wayne W Lukens, Albert A Kruger, Nathalie A Wall, John S McCloy
Insight into the solid-state chemistry of pure technetium-99 ((99)Tc) oxides is required in the development of a robust immobilization and disposal system for nuclear waste stemming from the radiopharmaceutical industry, from the production of nuclear weapons, and from spent nuclear fuel. However, because of its radiotoxicity and the subsequent requirement of special facilities and handling procedures for research, only a few studies have been completed, many of which are over 20 years old. In this study, we report the synthesis of pure alkali pertechnetates (sodium, potassium, rubidium, and cesium) and analysis of these compounds by Raman spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES and EXAFS), solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (static and magic angle spinning), and neutron diffraction...
February 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221749/high-interlaminar-shear-strength-enhancement-of-carbon-fiber-epoxy-composite-through-fiber-and-matrix-anchored-carbon-nanotube-networks
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Yilei Wang, Suresh Kumar Raman Pillai, Jianfei Che, Mary B Chan-Park
To improve the interlaminar shear strength (ILSS) of carbon fiber reinforced epoxy composite, networks of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were grown on micron-sized carbon fibers and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were dispersed into the epoxy matrix so that these two types of carbon nanotubes entangle at the carbon fiber (CF)/epoxy matrix interface. The MWNTs on the CF fiber (CF-MWNTs) were grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) while the single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were finely dispersed in the epoxy matrix precursor with the aid of a dispersing agent -- polyimide-graft-bisphenol A diglyceryl acrylate (PI-BDA) copolymer...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221693/hepatobiliary-and-pancreatic-epstein-barr-virus-associated-smooth-muscle-tumors-unusual-cause-of-hepatic-mass-in-aids-patient
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S Yooprasert, K Thanapirom, S Treeprasertsuk, P Kullavanijaya, P Komolmit
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February 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220701/deconstructed-analogs-of-bupropion-reveal-structural-requirements-for-transporter-inhibition-versus-substrate-induced-neurotransmitter-release
#14
Abdelrahman R Shalabi, Donna Walther, Michael H Baumann, Richard A Glennon
Bupropion (1), an α-aminophenone uptake inhibitor at plasma membrane transporters for dopamine (DAT) and norepinephrine (NET), is a widely prescribed antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. Cathinone (2), a structurally simpler α-aminophenone, is a substrate-type releasing agent at the same transporters and a recognized drug of abuse. Our goal was to identify the structural features of α-aminophenones that govern the mechanistic transition from uptake inhibition to substrate-induced release. Deconstructed analogs of 1 were synthesized and compared for their ability to interact with DAT, NET, and the serotonin transporter (SERT) using in vitro assay methods...
February 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220538/on-bead-combinatorial-synthesis-and-imaging-of-europium-iii-based-paracest-agents-aids-in-identification-of-chemical-features-that-enhance-cest-sensitivity
#15
Jaspal Singh, Vineeta Rustagi, Shanrong Zhang, A Dean Sherry, D Gomika Udugamasooriya
The rate of water exchange between the inner-sphere of a paramagnetic ion and bulk water is an important parameter in determining the magnitude of the chemical exchange saturation transfer signal from paramagnetic CEST agents (paraCEST). This is governed by various geometric, steric, and ligand field factors created by macrocyclic ligands surrounding the paramagnetic metal ion. Our previous on-bead combinatorial studies of di-peptoid-europium(III)-DOTA-tetraamide complexes revealed that negatively charged groups in the immediate vicinity of the metal center strongly enhances the CEST signal...
February 21, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry: MRC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220515/challenges-in-conducting-multicentre-multidisciplinary-longitudinal-studies-in-children-with-chronic-conditions
#16
Hillary L Broder, Canice E Crerand, Ryan R Ruff, Alexandre Peshansky, David B Sarwer, Lacey Sischo
OBJECTIVES: Conducting longitudinal, multicentre, multidisciplinary research for individuals with chronic conditions can be challenging. Despite careful planning, investigative teams must adapt to foreseen and unforeseen problems. Our objective is to identify challenges encountered and solutions sought in a recently completed observational, longitudinal study of youth with cleft lip and palate as well as their caregivers. METHODS: Data for analysis were derived from a 6-year, multicentre, prospective, longitudinal study of youth with cleft conducted from 2009 to 2015 that examined oral health-related quality of life and other related clinical observations over time in youth who had cleft-related surgery compared to those who did not...
February 21, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220439/effectoromics-based-identification-of-cell-surface-receptors-in-potato
#17
Emmanouil Domazakis, Xiao Lin, Carolina Aguilera-Galvez, Doret Wouters, Gerard Bijsterbosch, Pieter J Wolters, Vivianne G A A Vleeshouwers
In modern resistance breeding, effectors have emerged as tools for accelerating and improving the identification of immune receptors. Effector-assisted breeding was pioneered for identifying resistance genes (R genes) against Phytophthora infestans in potato (Solanum tuberosum). Here we show that effectoromics approaches are also well suitable for identifying pathogen recognition receptors (PRRs) that recognize apoplastic effectors. To detect genotypes that recognize apoplastic proteins of P. infestans, routine agroinfiltration and potato virus X (PVX) agroinfection methods can be applied...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220323/burden-of-fungal-infections-in-algeria
#18
M Chekiri-Talbi, D W Denning
We report for the first time in Algeria and provide burden estimates. We searched for existing data and estimated the incidence and prevalence of fungal diseases based on the population at risk and available epidemiological data. Demographic data were derived from the National Office of Statistics (Office National des Statistiques: ONS), World Health Organization (WHO), The Joint Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and national published reports. When no data existed, risk populations were used to estimate frequencies of fungal infections, using previously described methodology...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220322/serious-fungal-infections-in-the-philippines
#19
M C R Batac, D Denning
The Philippines is a low middle-income, tropical country in Southeast Asia. Infectious diseases remain the main causes of morbidity, including tuberculosis. AIDS/HIV prevalence is still low at <1%, but is rapidly increasing. Fungal disease surveillance has not been done, and its burden has never been estimated. This becomes more important as the population of immunocompromised patients increases, drawn from patients with AIDS, TB, malignancies, and autoimmune diseases requiring chronic steroid use. Using the methodology of the LIFE program ( www...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220317/role-of-narrative-based-medicine-in-proper-patient-assessment
#20
Giovanni Rosti
Improving patient-physician communication is an area of medicine that deserves greater attention. Narrative medicine can be considered as one tool that can aid in fostering better communication. Current medical practice is dominated by evidence-based medicine, and dictates what therapies the clinician will offer in a given circumstance, ideally supported by (evidence-based) guidelines. However, when taken alone it tends to decentralize the patient. There are many different approaches that can be used to understand the patient and what he or she is experiencing as a result of their illness...
February 21, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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