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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618038/open-visitation-and-nurse-job-satisfaction-an-integrative-review
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Marissa Monroe, Linda Wofford
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the effect of open visitation on critical care nurse job satisfaction. BACKGROUND: Open visitation has many benefits for ICU patients and families. However, ICU open visitation affects nurses' work environment too. Because nurse satisfaction is crucial to overall patient satisfaction, nurses' perceptions, experiences, and opinions about open visitation should be considered. DESIGN: A literature search was performed through CINAHL Complete, MEDLINE Complete, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Academic Search Premier and PsychINFO...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614511/-public-health-and-physical-education-divergences-and-interfaces
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Júlia Aparecida Devidé Nogueira, Maria Lúcia Magalhães Bosi
The article examines divergences and interfaces between the fields of Physical Education (PE) and Public Health (PH) in the Brazilian context, highlighting tensions in the supremacy for scientific authority and competence in line with the concepts of 'scientific field' and 'nuclei of knowledge'. Understanding PH as an institutionalized, legitimized and scientifically consolidated field with three fundamental nuclei: Epidemiology; Social and Human Sciences; and Policy, Planning and Management; we show its approximation to the PE field, resulting in specific knowledge and practices of PE in PH...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611828/heads-up-a-novel-provocative-maneuver-to-guide-acute-ischemic-stroke-management
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Latisha K Ali, Julius K Weng, Sidney Starkman, Jeffrey L Saver, Doojin Kim, Bruce Ovbiagele, Brian H Buck, Nerses Sanossian, Paul Vespa, Oh Young Bang, Reza Jahan, Gary R Duckwiler, Fernando Viñuela, David S Liebeskind
BACKGROUND: A common dilemma in acute ischemic stroke management is whether to pursue recanalization therapy in patients with large vessel occlusions but minimal neurologic deficits. We describe and report preliminary experience with a provocative maneuver, i.e. 90-degree elevation of the head of bed for 30 min, which stresses collaterals and facilitates decision-making. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of <7.5 h of acute anterior circulation territory ischemia patients with minimal deficits despite middle cerebral artery (MCA) or internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusive disease...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611683/pathways-that-regulate-ros-scavenging-enzymes-and-their-role-in-defense-against-tissue-destruction-in-periodontitis
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Hiroyuki Kanzaki, Satoshi Wada, Tsuyoshi Narimiya, Yuuki Yamaguchi, Yuta Katsumata, Kanako Itohiya, Sari Fukaya, Yutaka Miyamoto, Yoshiki Nakamura
Periodontitis, an inflammatory disease that affects the tissues surrounding the teeth, is a common disease worldwide. It is caused by a dysregulation of the host inflammatory response to bacterial infection, which leads to soft and hard tissue destruction. In particular, it is the excessive inflammation in response to bacterial plaque that leads to the release of reactive oxygen species (ROS) from neutrophils, which, then play a critical role in the destruction of periodontal tissue. Generally, ROS produced from immune cells exhibit an anti-bacterial effect and play a role in host defense and immune regulation...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601780/sirt1-inhibition-causes-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Shih-Hung Chan, Ching-Hsia Hung, Jhih-Yuan Shih, Pei-Ming Chu, Yung-Hsin Cheng, Huei-Chen Lin, Kun-Ling Tsai
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the primary critical cardiovascular event. Endothelial cell and monocyte dysfunction with subsequent extravagant inflammation are the main causes of vessel damage in CAD. Thus, strategies that repress cell death and manage unsuitable pro-inflammatory responses in CAD are potential therapeutic strategies for improving the clinical prognosis of patients with CAD. SIRT1 (Sirtuin 1) plays an important role in regulating cellular physiological processes. SIRT1 is also thought to protect the cardiovascular system by means of its antioxidant, anti-inflammation and anti-apoptosis activities...
June 2, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601134/substance-use-intoxication-and-withdrawal-in-the-critical-care-setting
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Joseph H Donroe, Jeanette M Tetrault
Substance use is common among individuals admitted to the critical care setting and may complicate treatment of underlying disorders. Management issues include the effects of intoxication as well as the risk posed by substance-withdrawal syndromes in patients being treated for critical illness. This article reviews the epidemiology of substance use in this population and the identification and treatment of common intoxication and withdrawal syndromes. The authors stress the importance of long-term planning as part of the overall treatment protocol beyond the acute presentation...
July 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597437/salt-tolerance-of-a-wild-ecotype-of-vetiver-grass-vetiveria-zizanioides-l-in-southern-china
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Wan-Gou Liu, Jin-Xiang Liu, Mei-Ling Yao, Qi-Fu Ma
BACKGROUND: Vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides L.) is widely used in more than 120 countries for land management (e.g. rehabilitation of saline lands). A wild ecotype of vetiver grass was found in southern China in the 1950s, but little is known about its adaptability to saline stress. For the purpose of understanding its tolerance to salinity as well as corresponding tolerance mechanisms, in a greenhouse with natural lighting, seedlings were grown in culture solutions and subjected to a range of NaCl concentrations for 18 days...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594600/psychosocial-and-environmental-factors-in-the-prognosis-of-individuals-with-chronic-pain-and-comorbid-mental-health
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Valerie Hruschak, Gerald Cochran
Chronic pain has considerable medical, social, and economic implications as its high prevalence rate and negative societal burden provides justification that it is a major health issue. The value of understanding psychological, social, and environmental factors in chronic pain has become widely recognized and accepted as a biopsychosocial phenomenon in which the social work perspective offers a valuable lens. Through the critical application of systems theory and ecological perspective, accompanied with the diathesis stress model, this article examines psychosocial and environmental influences as being contributory factors in the prognosis of individuals with chronic pain and comorbid mental health disorders...
June 8, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592397/gamification-in-stress-management-apps-a-critical-app-review
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Alexandra Hoffmann, Corinna A Christmann, Gabriele Bleser
BACKGROUND: In today's society, stress is more and more often a cause of disease. This makes stress management an important target of behavior change programs. Gamification has been suggested as one way to support health behavior change. However, it remains unclear to which extend available gamification techniques are integrated in stress management apps, and if their occurrence is linked to the use of elements from behavior change theory. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the use of gamification techniques in stress management apps and the cooccurrence of these techniques with evidence-based stress management methods and behavior change techniques...
June 7, 2017: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580624/coupled-effects-of-wind-storms-and-drought-on-tree-mortality-across-115-forest-stands-from-the-western-alps-and-the-jura-mountains
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Katalin Csilléry, Georges Kunstler, Benoît Courbaud, Denis Allard, Pierre Lassegues, Klaus Haslinger, Barry Gardiner
Damage due to wind storms and droughts are increasing in many temperate forest, yet little is known about the long-term roles of these key climatic factors in forest dynamics and in the carbon budget. The objective of this study was to estimate individual and coupled effects of droughts and wind-storms on adult tree mortality across a 31-year period in 115 managed, mixed-coniferous forest stands from the Western Alps and the Jura mountains. For each stand, yearly mortality was inferred from management records, yearly drought from interpolated fields of monthly temperature, precipitation and soil water holding capacity, and wind-storms from interpolated fields of daily maximum wind-speed...
June 5, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577817/iranian-nursing-students-experiences-of-case-based-learning-a-qualitative-study
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Mohammad Gholami, Mandana Saki, Tahereh Toulabi, Parastou Kordestani Moghadam, Amir Hossein Hossein Pour, Reza Dostizadeh
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of undergraduate nursing students of the implementation of case-based learning in an emergency nursing course. The present qualitative study was conducted using the qualitative content analysis method. Participants consisted of 18 third year undergraduate nursing students selected through purposive sampling, which continued until the saturation of the data. Data were collected using semistructured interviews and were analyzed concurrently with their collection through the constant comparison method...
May 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541239/psychological-parameters-of-psoriasis
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A Kouris, E Platsidaki, C Kouskoukis, C Christodoulou
Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory scaling dermatosis. The marked visible appearance of the lesions have a negative impact on body image that leads to decreased self-esteem, hence seriously compromising the patient's quality of life. The clinical picture critically affects the social well-being of the patient since the disease is commonly misunderstood and feared by the social environment as being contagious. The patient feels stigmatized and this further intensifies their lack of self-confidence and self-esteem...
January 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515880/resistance-and-resilience-of-root-fungal-communities-to-water-limitation-in-a-temperate-agroecosystem
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Jessie R Furze, Adam R Martin, Joshua Nasielski, Naresh V Thevathasan, Andrew M Gordon, Marney E Isaac
Understanding crop resilience to environmental stress is critical in predicting the consequences of global climate change for agricultural systems worldwide, but to date studies addressing crop resiliency have focused primarily on plant physiological and molecular responses. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) form mutualisms with many crop species, and these relationships are key in mitigating the effects of abiotic stress in many agricultural systems. However, to date there is little research examining whether (1) fungal community structure in agroecosystems is resistant to changing environmental conditions, specifically water limitation and (2) resilience of fungal community structure is moderated by agricultural management systems, namely the integration of trees into cropping systems...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497021/understanding-rare-adverse-sequelae-of-breast-implants-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-late-seromas-and-double-capsules
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REVIEW
Mark W Clemens, Maurizio Bruno Nava, Nicola Rocco, Roberto N Miranda
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BI-ALCL) is a distinct type of T-cell lymphoma arising around breast implants. The United States FDA recently updated the 2011 safety communication, warning that women with breast implants may have a very low risk of developing ALCL adjacent to a breast implant. According to the World Health Organization, BI-LCL is not a breast cancer or cancer of the breast tissue; it is a lymphoma, a cancer of immune cells. BI-ALCL is highly curable in the majority of patients...
April 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494365/a-critical-review-on-effects-tolerance-mechanisms-and-management-of-cadmium-in-vegetables
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Muhammad Rizwan, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Adrees, Muhammad Ibrahim, Daniel C W Tsang, Muhammad Zia-Ur-Rehman, Zahir Ahmad Zahir, Jörg Rinklebe, Filip M G Tack, Yong Sik Ok
Cadmium (Cd) accumulation in vegetables is an important environmental issue that threatens human health globally. Understanding the response of vegetables to Cd stress and applying management strategies may help to reduce the Cd uptake by vegetables. The aim of the present review is to summarize the knowledge concerning the uptake and toxic effects of Cd in vegetables and the different management strategies to combat Cd stress in vegetables. Leafy vegetables grown in Cd contaminated soils potentially accumulate higher concentrations of Cd, posing a threat to food commodities...
May 2, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484405/management-of-chronic-tinnitus-and-insomnia-with-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-a-combined-approach
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Kneginja Richter, Jens Acker, Lence Miloseva, Lukas Peter, Günter Niklewski
It has been estimated that up to 80% of people will experience symptoms of tinnitus over the courses of their lives, with rates of comorbid sleeping problems ranging from 50 to 77%. Because of a potential connection between tinnitus and sleep disorders as well as high rates of comorbid psychiatric disorders, interdisciplinary approaches to treatment seem to be the most efficient option. In this study, we present the case of a 53-year-old male patient, who started to experience symptoms of tinnitus at the age of 49, most likely caused by work-related stress...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483487/mechanical-stress-affects-methylation-pattern-of-gnas-isoforms-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-hat-mscs
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Angeliki-Maria Vlaikou, Dimitrios Kouroupis, Argyro Sgourou, Georgios S Markopoulos, Eleni Bagli, Maria Markou, Zoe Papadopoulou, Theodore Fotsis, Georgios Nakos, Maria-Eleni E Lekka, Maria Syrrou
Mechanical stress exerts a substantial role on skeletal-cell renewal systems, whereas accumulating evidence suggests that epigenetic mechanisms induce changes and differential gene expression. Although the underlying mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated, our study suggests that the influence of the long term mechanical stimulation elicits epigenetic modifications controlling osteogenic differentiation of human adipose tissue multipotential stromal cells (hAT-MSCs) and contributes to an accelerating in vitro osteogenesis...
May 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476611/improving-radiology-workflow-with-automated-examination-tracking-and%C3%A2-alerts
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Oleg S Pianykh, Christina Jaworsky, M T Shore, Daniel I Rosenthal
The modern radiology workflow is a production line where imaging examinations pass in sequence through many steps. In busy clinical environments, even a minor delay in any step can propagate through the system and significantly lengthen the examination process. This is particularly true for the tasks delegated to the human operators, who may be distracted or stressed. We have developed an application to track examinations through a critical part of the workflow, from the image-acquisition scanners to the PACS archive...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464220/human-factors-effecting-forensic-decision-making-workplace-stress-and-well-being
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Amy M Jeanguenat, Itiel E Dror
Over the past decade, there has been a growing openness about the importance of human factors in forensic work. However, most of it focused on cognitive bias, and neglected issues of workplace wellness and stress. Forensic scientists work in a dynamic environment that includes common workplace pressures such as workload volume, tight deadlines, lack of advancement, number of working hours, low salary, technology distractions, and fluctuating priorities. However, in addition, forensic scientists also encounter a number of industry-specific pressures, such as technique criticism, repeated exposure to crime scenes or horrific case details, access to funding, working in an adversarial legal system, and zero tolerance for "errors"...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458200/conservation-of-groundwater-from-over-exploitation-scientific-analyses-for-groundwater-resources-management
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Fi-John Chang, Chien-Wei Huang, Su-Ting Cheng, Li-Chiu Chang
Groundwater over-exploitation has produced many critical problems in the southern Taiwan. The accumulated stresses and demands make groundwater management a complex issue that needs innovative scientific analyses for deriving better water management strategies. In this study, we aimed to provide scientific analyses of the groundwater systems in the Pingtung Plain through soft-computing techniques to explore its spatial-temporal and hydro-geological characteristics for the elaboration of future groundwater management plans and in decision-making process...
November 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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