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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734172/clear-evidence-for-item-limits-in-visual-working-memory
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Kirsten C S Adam, Edward K Vogel, Edward Awh
There is a consensus that visual working memory (WM) resources are sharply limited, but debate persists regarding the simple question of whether there is a limit to the total number of items that can be stored concurrently. Zhang and Luck (2008) advanced this debate with an analytic procedure that provided strong evidence for random guessing responses, but their findings can also be described by models that deny guessing while asserting a high prevalence of low precision memories. Here, we used a whole report memory procedure in which subjects reported all items in each trial and indicated whether they were guessing with each response...
July 19, 2017: Cognitive Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731642/utility-of-a-brief-index-to-measure-diet-quality-of-australian-preschoolers-in-the-feeding-healthy-food-to-kids-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kerith Duncanson, Yu Qi Lee, Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
AIM: The aim was to evaluate the utility of a brief dietary intake assessment tool in measuring nutritional adequacy of preschoolers and differences in food and nutrient intake between quartiles stratified by overall diet quality. METHODS: Dietary intakes of preschoolers (n = 146) from the Feeding Healthy Food to Kids trial were reported by parents/caregivers using a 120-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). Diet quality was assessed using the Australian Recommended Food Score for Preschoolers...
April 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731476/exact-sequence-variants-should-replace-operational-taxonomic-units-in-marker-gene-data-analysis
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Benjamin J Callahan, Paul J McMurdie, Susan P Holmes
Recent advances have made it possible to analyze high-throughput marker-gene sequencing data without resorting to the customary construction of molecular operational taxonomic units (OTUs): clusters of sequencing reads that differ by less than a fixed dissimilarity threshold. New methods control errors sufficiently such that amplicon sequence variants (ASVs) can be resolved exactly, down to the level of single-nucleotide differences over the sequenced gene region. The benefits of finer resolution are immediately apparent, and arguments for ASV methods have focused on their improved resolution...
July 21, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729947/associations-between-optic-nerve-head-related-anatomical-parameters-and-refractive-error-over-the-full-range-of-glaucoma-severity
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Neda Baniasadi, Mengyu Wang, Hui Wang, Mufeed Mahd, Tobias Elze
PURPOSE: To evaluate the associations between optic disc (OD)-related anatomical parameters (interartery angle [IAA] between superior and inferior temporal retinal arteries, OD tilt [TL], rotation [ROT], and torsion [TO], OD surface curvature [CUR], and central retinal vessel trunk entry point location [CRVTL] on OD) and the spherical equivalent of refractive error (SE), and to assess the impact of glaucoma severity on these relationships. METHODS: Cirrus optical coherence tomography (OCT) fundus images and 24-2 visual fields of 438 patients were included...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729309/the-role-of-a-decision-support-smartphone-application-in-enhancing-community-health-volunteers-effectiveness-to-improve-maternal-and-newborn-outcomes-in-nairobi-kenya-quasi-experimental-research-protocol
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Pauline Bakibinga, Eva Kamande, Milka Omuya, Abdhalah K Ziraba, Catherine Kyobutungi
INTRODUCTION: Improving maternal and newborn survival remains major aspirations for many countries in the Global South. Slum settlements, a result of rapid urbanisation in many developing countries including Kenya, exhibit high levels of maternal and neonatal mortality. There are limited referral mechanisms for sick neonates and their mothers from the community to healthcare facilities with ability to provide adequate care. In this study, we specifically plan to develop and assess the added value of having community health volunteers (CHVs) use smartphones to identify and track mothers and children in a bid to reduce pregnancy-related complications and newborn deaths in the urban slums of Kamukunji subcounty in Nairobi, Kenya...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729296/analysis-of-30-spinal-angiograms-falsely-reported-as-normal-in-18-patients-with-subsequently-documented-spinal-vascular-malformations
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P Barreras, D Heck, B Greenberg, J-P Wolinsky, C A Pardo, P Gailloud
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The early diagnosis of spinal vascular malformations suffers from the nonspecificity of their clinical and radiologic presentations. Spinal angiography requires a methodical approach to offer a high diagnostic yield. The prospect of false-negative studies is particularly distressing when addressing conditions with a narrow therapeutic window. The purpose of this study was to identify factors leading to missed findings or inadequate studies in patients with spinal vascular malformations...
July 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729187/poor-employment-conditions-adversely-affect-mental-health-outcomes-among-surgical-trainees
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Jasmina Kevric, Nathan Papa, Marlon Perera, Prem Rashid, Sumeet Toshniwal
BACKGROUND: Poor mental health in junior clinicians is prevalent and may lead to poor productivity and significant medical errors. We aimed to provide contemporary data on the mental health of surgical trainees and identify risk factors relating to poorer mental health outcomes. METHODS: A detailed questionnaire was developed comprising questions based on the 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36) and Physical Activity Questionnaire. Each of the questionnaires has proven validity and reliability in the clinical context...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728784/mitral-annuloplasty-ring-suture-forces-impact-of-surgeon-ring-and-use-conditions
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Eric L Pierce, Charles H Bloodworth, Andrew W Siefert, Thomas F Easley, Tetsushi Takayama, Tomonori Kawamura, Robert C Gorman, Joseph H Gorman, Ajit P Yoganathan
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to quantify the effect of ring type, ring-annulus sizing, suture position, and surgeon on the forces required to tie down and constrain a mitral annuloplasty ring to a beating heart. METHODS: Physio (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, Calif) or Profile 3D (Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) annuloplasty rings were instrumented with suture force transducers and implanted in ovine subjects (N = 23). Tie-down forces and cyclic contractile forces were recorded and analyzed at 10 suture positions and at 3 levels of increasing peak left ventricular pressure...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728637/drinking-location-and-drinking-culture-and-their-association-with-alcohol-use-among-girls-and-boys-in-europe
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Bettina Grüne, Daniela Piontek, Pawel Sleczka, Ludwig Kraus, Oliver Pogarell
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to (a) investigate the relationship between drinking location and adolescent alcohol use, (b) analyze the association of drinking culture indicators with alcohol use, and (c) explore interaction effects of drinking location and drinking culture indicators. METHOD: Analyses were based on the 2011 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD). The analytical sample consisted of 15- to 16-year-old students (N = 36,366; 51...
July 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728430/patient-handoff-education-are-medical-schools-catching-up
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Robyn Davis, Joshua Davis, Katherine Berg, Dale Berg, Charity J Morgan, Stefani Russo, Lee Ann Riesenberg
Communication errors during shift-to-shift handoffs are a leading cause of preventable adverse events. Nevertheless, handoff skills are variably taught at medical schools. The authors administered questionnaires on handoffs to interns during orientation. Questions focused on medical school handoff education, experiences, and perceptions. The majority (546/718) reported having some form of education on handoffs during medical school, with 48% indicating this was 1 hour or less. Most respondents (98%) reported that they believe patients experience adverse events because of inadequate handoffs, and more than one third had witnessed a patient safety issue...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727991/how-accurate-are-self-reported-height-and-weight-in-the-seriously-mentally-ill
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Elton K Zhou, Urska Kosir, Suat Kucukgoncu, Erin L Reutenauer Sullivan, Cenk Tek
(1) Determine the accuracy of self-reported height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) calculated from those values in a population suffering from both serious mental illness (SMI) and overweight/obesity; (2) identify any associations that may predict error in self-reported measurements. Data were collected from screening appointments for two clinical trials for adult patients with SMI and overweight/obesity (BMI > 28) who gained weight while on antipsychotic medications. Both studies were conducted at the same urban community mental health center...
July 10, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727975/appendicular-biopsy-in-total-colonic-aganglionosis-a-histologically-challenging-and-inadvisable-practice
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Suravi Mohanty, Usha Kini, Kanishka Das, Divya Puttegowda, Lokendra Yadav, Manjally Kunjipapu Babu, Kiran Mahadevappa, Prasanna Kumar, Shubha Attibele Mahadevaiah, Mainak Deb
Background The reliability of intraoperative evaluation of ganglion cells in the appendix as a guide to a diagnosis of total colonic aganglionosis is unclear. Objective To evaluate the diagnostic utility of appendicular innervation in colonic Hirschsprung disease (HD) and TCA. Methods Prospective, systematic study of ganglion cells and the neural plexii in appendices from cases (HD and TCA) and age matched controls with frozen and paraffin sections, rapid acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and immunohistochemistry...
July 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727736/persistent-damaged-bases-in-dna-allow-mutagenic-break-repair-in-escherichia-coli
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Jessica M Moore, Raul Correa, Susan M Rosenberg, P J Hastings
Bacteria, yeast and human cancer cells possess mechanisms of mutagenesis upregulated by stress responses. Stress-inducible mutagenesis potentially accelerates adaptation, and may provide important models for mutagenesis that drives cancers, host pathogen interactions, antibiotic resistance and possibly much of evolution generally. In Escherichia coli repair of double-strand breaks (DSBs) becomes mutagenic, using low-fidelity DNA polymerases under the control of the SOS DNA-damage response and RpoS general stress response, which upregulate and allow the action of error-prone DNA polymerases IV (DinB), II and V to make mutations during repair...
July 20, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727684/erratum-vol-66-no-23
#14
(no author information available yet)
In the report, "Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students - United States, 2011-2016," an error occurred in the Table. The prevalence estimate for cigar smoking among high school males should read "9.9 (8.6-11.2)."
July 21, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727449/the-use-of-maldi-ms-combined-with-differential-hydrogen-deuterium-exchange-for-semi-automated-protein-global-conformational-screening
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Gregory F Pirrone, Heather Wang, Nicole Canfield, Alexander S Chin, Timothy A Rhodes, Alexey A Makarov
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) coupled with a time-of-flight (TOF) mass-spectrometry (MS) detector is acknowledged to be very useful for analysis of biological molecules. At the same time, hydrogen-deuterium exchange (HDX) is a well-known technique for studying protein higher-order structure. However, coupling MALDI with HDX may be challenging due to undesired back-exchange reactions during analysis. In this report, we survey an approach that utilizes MALDI coupled with automated sample preparation to compare global conformational changes of proteins under different solution conditions using differential HDX...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727429/elliptic-cylinder-airborne-sampling-and-geostatistical-mass-balance-approach-for-quantifying-local-greenhouse-gas-emissions
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Jovan M Tadić, Anna M Michalak, Laura T Iraci, Velibor Ilic, Sébastien C Biraud, Daniel R Feldman, Thaopaul V Bui, Matthew S Johnson, Max Loewenstein, Seongeun Jeong, Marc L Fischer, Emma L Yates, Ju-Mee Ryoo
In this study, we explore observational, experimental, methodological and practical aspects of the flux quantification of greenhouse gases from local point sources by using in-situ airborne observations, and suggest a series of conceptual changes to improve flux estimates. We address the major sources of uncertainty reported in previous studies by modifying (1) the shape of the typical flight path, (2) the modeling of covariance and anisotropy, and (3) the type of interpolation tools used. We show that a cylindrical flight profile offers considerable advantages compared to traditional profiles collected as curtains, although this new approach brings with it the need for a more comprehensive subsequent analysis...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727147/the-role-of-medical-nursing-skills-training-in-caregiver-confidence-and-burden-a-cancors-study
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Michelle A Mollica, Kristin Litzelman, Julia H Rowland, Erin E Kent
BACKGROUND: Informal cancer caregivers provide essential support to cancer patients, including performing direct medical/nursing tasks, assisting with activities of daily living, and offering social support. This study examined associations between the receipt of medical/nursing skills training and the caregiver burden as well as the mediation of caregiving confidence on this relationship in a sample of caregivers of lung and colorectal cancer patients. METHODS: Caregivers who had been identified by cancer patients in the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance consortium completed a questionnaire assessing the care provided, the type of medical/nursing skills training received, the burden (measured with the modified short-form Zarit Burden Interview), and the confidence in caring for their patient's physical needs...
July 20, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726940/measurement-of-specific-heat-and-thermal-conductivity-of-supported-and-suspended-graphene-by-a-comprehensive-raman-optothermal-method
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Qin-Yi Li, Kailun Xia, Ji Zhang, Yingying Zhang, Qunyang Li, Koji Takahashi, Xing Zhang
The last decade has seen the rapid growth of research on two-dimensional (2D) materials, represented by graphene, but research on their thermophysical properties is still far from sufficient owing to the experimental challenges. Herein, we report the first measurement of the specific heat of multilayer and monolayer graphene in both supported and suspended geometries. Their thermal conductivities were also simultaneously measured using a comprehensive Raman optothermal method without needing to know the laser absorption...
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726466/correction-to-summary-report-of-journal-operations-2014
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(no author information available yet)
Reports an error in "Summary report of journal operations, 2014" by (American Psychologist, 2015[Jul-Aug], Vol 70[5], 455-456). In the report on p. 455 the columns displaying average publication lag time for online first and print articles were reversed. In addition, the reported number of accepted manuscripts for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology should be 118, not 65, and the rejection rate should be 86% rather than 91%. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2015-33530-012...
July 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726307/naturally-occurring-circadian-rhythm-and-sleep-duration-are-related-to-executive-functions-in-early-adulthood
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Liisa Kuula, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Kati Heinonen, Eero Kajantie, Johan Gunnar Eriksson, Sture Andersson, Aulikki Lano, Jari Lahti, Dieter Wolke, Katri Räikkönen
Experimental sleep deprivation studies suggest that insufficient sleep and circadian misalignment associates with poorer executive function. It is not known whether this association translates to naturally occurring sleep patterns. A total of 512 of full-term-born members of the Arvo Ylppö Longitudinal Study [mean age = 25.3, standard deviation (SD) = 0.65] (44.3% men) wore actigraphs to define sleep duration, its irregularity and circadian rhythm (sleep mid-point) during a 1-week period (mean 6.9 nights, SD = 1...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
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