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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453958/the-novel-technique-of-post-hysterectomy-vaginal-vault-prolapse-repair-apical-sling-and-neocervix-formation
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Dmitry Shkarupa, Nikita Kubin, Ekaterina Shapovalova, Anastasiya Zaytseva, Alexey Pisarev, Olga Staroseltseva
OBJECTIVE: We primarily aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the novel technique: bilateral sacrospinous fixation by monofilament polypropylene apical sling combined with "neocervix" formation in surgical treatment of post - hysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse. The secondary objective was to estimate the impact of the surgery on voiding function and quality of life. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective study involved 61 women suffering from post-hysterectomy prolapse...
April 23, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453582/-frailty-in-patients-admitted-to-hospital-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Felipe Díaz-Toro, Carolina Nazzal Nazal, Hugo Verdejo, VÍctor Rossel, Pablo Castro, Ricardo Larrea, Roberto Concepción, Luis Sepúlveda
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a geriatric syndrome characterized by a progressive impairment in the subjects’ ability to respond to environmental stress. Frailty is more commonly found in heart failure (HF) patients than in general population and it is an independent predictor of rehospitalization, emergency room visits and death. AIM: To estimate the prevalence of frailty in patients with decompensated HF admitted to four hospitals in Santiago, Chile. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449242/resting-sympathetic-arousal-moderates-the-association-between-parasympathetic-reactivity-and-working-memory-performance-in-adults-reporting-high-levels-of-life-stress
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Ryan J Giuliano, Lisa M Gatzke-Kopp, Leslie E Roos, Elizabeth A Skowron
The neurovisceral integration model stipulates that autonomic function plays a critical role in the regulation of higher-order cognitive processes, yet most work to date has examined parasympathetic function in isolation from sympathetic function. Furthermore, the majority of work has been conducted on normative samples, which typically demonstrate parasympathetic withdrawal to increase arousal needed to complete cognitive tasks. Little is known about how autonomic regulation supports cognitive function in populations exposed to high levels of stress, which is critical given that chronic stress exposure alters autonomic function...
April 27, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449105/family-communication-styles-and-resilience-among-adolescents
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M Alejandra Acuña, Sheryl Kataoka
Some adolescents manage to be resilient, whereas others develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms after experiencing trauma, but the mechanisms underlying these differences are unclear. Public secondary school students (N = 98) referred for counseling completed questionnaires assessing exposure to stressful events, family communication, and PTSD. Seventy percent of the sample reported PTSD symptoms in the clinical range. Open family communication was negatively associated with female gender, problem family communication (PFC), and PTSD symptom severity...
April 26, 2017: Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448818/pegylated-bilirubin-nanoparticle-as-an-anti-oxidative-and-anti-inflammatory-demulcent-in-pancreatic-islet-xenotransplantation
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Min Jun Kim, Yonghyun Lee, Sangyong Jon, Dong Yun Lee
Transplanted islets suffer hypoxic stress, which leads to nonspecific inflammation. This is the major cause of islet graft failure during the early stage of intrahepatic islet transplantation. Although bilirubin has shown potent anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory functions, its clinical applications have been limited due to its insolubility and short half-life. To overcome this problem, novel amphiphilic bilirubin nanoparticles are designed. Hydrophilic poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) is conjugated to the hydrophobic bilirubin molecule...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448373/effects-of-parental-stress-optimism-and-health-promoting-behaviors-on-the-quality-of-life-of-primiparous-and-multiparous-mothers
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Jennifer Loh, Craig Harms, Bronwyn Harman
BACKGROUND: Parental stress, optimism, and health-promoting behaviors (HPBs) are important predictors of the quality of life (QoL) of mothers. However, it is unclear how strongly these predictors affect the QoL of mothers. It is also unclear if the impact of these predictors on QoL differs between primiparous and multiparous mothers. In this study, we defined primiparous as "bearing young for the first time" and multiparous as "having experienced one or more previous childbirths." OBJECTIVES: The first objective of this study was to examine the relative effect of parental stress, optimism, and HPBs on the QoL of mothers...
May 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448248/the-relationship-between-stressors-and-mental-health-among-japanese-middle-aged-women-in-urban-areas
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Junko Suzuki, Fumi Takeda, Kaori Kishi, Takafumi Monma
In middle age, some people may become mentally or emotionally unstable. Additionally, in Japan, mood disorders, such as depressive symptoms, occur mostly among middle-aged women (i.e., aged 40-49 years). However, few studies have examined stressors related to mental health (a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community). In the present research, we developed a stressor scale for middle-aged women (SSMW) and examined stressors correlated with middle-aged women's mental health...
April 27, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448225/online-positive-thinking-training-intervention-for-caregivers-of-individuals-with-asd-necessity-acceptability-and-feasibility
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Abir K Bekhet
BACKGROUND: More than 3.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Caring for children with ASD can be stressful and can be detrimental to the well-being of the caregivers (CGs). However, the adverse effects of caregiving on the well-being of CGs may be avoided with appropriate interventions. CGs of persons with ASD might benefit from a positive thinking training (PTT) intervention to help them cope with the stress of caregiving. However, the necessity, acceptability and feasibility for PTT in ASD CGs have not been studied...
May 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447806/blame-coping-and-psychosocial-outcomes-in-caregivers-of-individuals-with-brain-injury
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Samantha DeDios-Stern, Eun-Jeong Lee
OBJECTIVE: Acquired brain injury (ABI) is associated with many physical and psychiatric conditions. Oftentimes, the individual's family members are responsible for providing long-term care, leaving caregivers vulnerable to negative effects of caregiving including stress, depression, and decreased quality of life. Attribution theory suggests that caregivers may blame the individual with the ABI for their injury as a way to understand their own circumstances. The objective of this study was to investigate caregiver coping strategies as possible mediators between caregiver family member blame and caregiver psychosocial outcomes among caregivers of individuals with ABI...
April 27, 2017: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447364/the-ja-and-aba-signaling-pathways-crosstalk-during-one-but-not-repeated-dehydration-stresses-a-non-specific-panicky-or-a-meaningful-response
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Zoya Avramova
Experiencing diverse and recurring biotic and abiotic stresses throughout life, plants have evolved mechanisms to respond, survive and, eventually, adapt to changing habitats. The initial response to drought involves a large number of genes that are involved also in response to other stresses. According to current models, this initial response is non-specific, becoming stress-specific only at later time points. The question, then, is whether non-specific activation of various stress-signaling systems leading to the expression of numerous stresses-regulated genes is a false-alarm ('panicky') response or whether it has biologically relevant consequences for the plant...
April 26, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447292/ecology-of-the-human-opportunistic-black-yeast-exophiala-dermatitidis-indicates-preference-for-human-made-habitats
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Monika Novak Babič, Jerneja Zupančič, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Sybren de Hoog, Polona Zalar
Exophiala dermatitidis is an ascomycetous black yeast from the order Chaetothyriales. Its growth characteristics include the polymorphic life cycle, ability to grow at high and low temperatures, at a wide pH range, survival at high concentrations of NaCl, and survival at high UV and radioactive radiation. Exophiala dermatitidis causes deep or localized phaeohyphomycosis in immuno-compromised people worldwide and is regularly encountered in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. Regardless of numerous ecological studies worldwide, little is known about its natural habitat or the possible infection routes...
April 26, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447205/treatment-with-geranylgeranylacetone-induces-heat-shock-protein-70-and-attenuates-neonatal-hyperoxic-lung-injury-in-a-model-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Shuko Tokuriki, Aiko Igarashi, Takashi Okuno, Genrei Ohta, Hironobu Naiki, Yusei Ohshima
PURPOSE: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a respiratory complication characterized by abnormal alveolar development in premature infants. Geranylgeranylacetone (GGA) can induce heat shock protein (HSP) 70, which has cytoprotective effects against various stressors. Here, we investigated whether GGA protected neonatal lungs from hyperoxic stress in a murine BPD model, and measured the serum HSP70 levels in preterm humans treated with oxygen. METHODS: Newborn mice were exposed to >90% oxygen and administered GGA or vehicle alone orally on days 1, 2, and 3 of life...
April 26, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447176/the-structural-model-of-spirituality-and-psychological-well-being-for-pregnancy-specific-stress
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Mahrokh Dolatian, Zohreh Mahmoodi, Taibeh Dilgony, Jamal Shams, Farid Zaeri
Women experience different types of stress in their lifetime. The present study was conducted to examine the structural model of spirituality and psychological well-being for pregnancy-specific stress. The present descriptive correlational study was conducted on 450 pregnant Iranian women (150 women from each trimester) in Dehdasht city in 2015. Data were collected using the personal-social questionnaire, the pregnancy-specific stress questionnaire, the spirituality questionnaire and the psychological well-being questionnaire and were then analyzed in SPSS-16 and Lisrel-8...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446693/lipid-consumption-in-coral-larvae-differs-among-sites-a-consideration-of-environmental-history-in-a-global-ocean-change-scenario
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Emily B Rivest, Chii-Shiarng Chen, Tung-Yung Fan, Hsing-Hui Li, Gretchen E Hofmann
The success of early life-history stages is an environmentally sensitive bottleneck for many marine invertebrates. Responses of larvae to environmental stress may vary due to differences in maternal investment of energy stores and acclimatization/adaptation of a population to local environmental conditions. In this study, we compared two populations from sites with different environmental regimes (Moorea and Taiwan). We assessed the responses of Pocillopora damicornis larvae to two future co-occurring environmental stressors: elevated temperature and ocean acidification...
April 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446517/a-novel-%C3%AE-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-analogue-protects-against-end-organ-damage-in-experimental-hypertension-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-heart-failure
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Aisah A Aubdool, Pratish Thakore, Fulye Argunhan, Sarah-Jane Smillie, Moritz Schnelle, Salil Srivastava, Khadija M Alawi, Elena Wilde, Jennifer Mitchell, Keith Farrell-Dillon, Daniel A Richards, Giuseppe Maltese, Richard C Siow, Manasi Nandi, James E Clark, Ajay M Shah, Anette Sams, Susan D Brain
Background -Research into the therapeutic potential of α-calcitonin gene-related peptide (α-CGRP) has been limited due to its peptide nature and short half-life. Here, we evaluate whether a novel potent and long lasting (t½ ≥ 7h) acylated α-CGRP analogue (αAnalogue) could alleviate and reverse cardiovascular disease in two distinct murine models of hypertension and heart failure in vivoMethods -The ability of the αAnalogue to act selectively via the CGRP pathway was shown in skin using a CGRP receptor antagonist...
April 26, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446427/airway-epithelial-anion-secretion-and-barrier-function-following-exposure-to-fungal-aeroallergens-role-of-oxidative-stress
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Nathan A Zaidman, Kelly E O'Grady, Nandadevi Patil, Francesca Milavetz, Peter J Maniak, Hirohito Kita, Scott M O'Grady
Aeroallergens produced by Alternaria alternata can elicit life-threatening exacerbations of asthma in patients sensitized to this fungus. In this study, the effect of Alternaria on ion transport mechanisms underlying mucociliary clearance and airway epithelial barrier function was investigated in human airway epithelial cells. Apical exposure to Alternaria induced an increase in anion secretion that was inhibited by blockers of CFTR and Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channels. Stimulation of anion secretion was dependent on Ca(2+) uptake from the apical solution...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446425/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-functional-constipation-in-adolescent-nigerians
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Ekong Emmanuel Udoh, Shaman Rajindrajith, Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, Marc A Benninga
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and risk factors for functional constipation (FC) in adolescent Nigerians. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted in rural and urban areas of two states in the southern part of Nigeria. Adolescents aged 10-18 years were recruited from 11 secondary schools, using a stratified random sampling technique. A validated self-administered questionnaire on Rome III criteria for diagnosing FC and its predisposing factors was filled by each participant in a classroom setting...
April 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446371/beware-of-the-toilet-the-risk-for-a-deep-tissue-injury-during-toilet-sitting
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Maayan Lustig, Ayelet Levy, Kara Kopplin, Zehava Ovadia-Blechman, Amit Gefen
A pressure injury (PrI) compromises quality of life and can be life-threatening. The fundamental cause of PrIs is sustained deformations in weight-bearing soft tissues, e.g., during prolonged sitting on inadequate surfaces such as a toilet seat. In nursing homes and geriatric facilities, patients need assistance using the restroom, and patients being left on the toilet for tens-of-minutes is a real-world scenario, unfortunately. Nevertheless, there are no published studies regarding sustained tissue loads during toilet sitting and their effects on tissue physiology...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445770/first-evidence-that-waterborne-methylphenidate-alters-endocrine-and-behavioral-stress-responses-in-zebrafish
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Helena Cristina Endres, João Gabriel da Rosa, Celestin Kabaselle, Heloisa Helena Barcellos, Charise Dallazem Bertol, Leonardo José Gil Barcellos, Luciana Grazziotin Rossato-Grando
Several studies have reported the presence of methylphenidate (MPH) in effluents; however, its impacts on aquatic life are not yet well understood. Here, we investigated the effects of acute exposure on endocrine and behavioral stress responses to environmentally relevant concentrations of MPH in zebrafish. We show that MPH blunts the response of cortisol to stress in zebrafish. On the other hand, MPH stresses fish per se. Additionally, MPH seems to modulate anxiety-like behaviors. We conclude that the presence of MPH in aquatic environments can alter neuroendocrine and behavior responses, which might considerably impact fish survival and welfare...
April 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445627/psychosocial-wellbeing-after-living-kidney-donation-a-longitudinal-prospective-study
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Hannah Maple, Joseph Chilcot, John Weinman, Nizam Mamode
Living kidney donation (LKD) has become routine practice across the world as the gold standard treatment of end-stage renal failure. Whilst the physical risks and harms of LKD surgery are well documented, relatively little is known about psychosocial outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether it was possible to quantify the psychosocial impact of LKD. A prospective longitudinal study of 93 living kidney donors was performed. Data were collected pre-operatively, and 3 and 12 months after donation...
April 26, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
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