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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161720/development-of-ostqol-a-measure-of-quality-of-life-for-patients-in-opioid-substitution-treatment
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Lisa Strada, Gabriele Helga Franke, Bernd Schulte, Jens Reimer, Uwe Verthein
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QOL) of patients in opioid substitution treatment (OST) is increasingly being addressed in research. However, no disease- or treatment-specific instrument is available to assess the QOL of this target population. The purpose of this project was to develop the first QOL instrument for OST patients. METHODS: Focus groups with 60 OST patients were analyzed using thematic analysis to elicit key QOL themes as perceived by patients. Identified themes were developed into items and refined through pilot testing and cognitive debriefing...
November 21, 2017: European Addiction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161629/the-effects-of-felbamate-on-appetitive-and-aversive-instrumental-learning-in-adult-rats
#2
John J Orczyk, Preston E Garraghty
Antiepileptic medications are the frontline treatment for seizure conditions but are not without cognitive side effects. Previously, our laboratory reported learning deficits in phenytoin-, carbamazepine-, and valproate-treated rats. In the present experiment, the effects of felbamate (FBM) have been compared to water-treated controls (controls) using the same instrumental training tasks employed here. Rats treated with FBM displayed a deficit in acquiring a tone-signaled avoidance response, relative to controls, but this was true only if they had no prior appetitive experience...
November 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161511/a-customizable-flow-injection-system-for-automated-high-throughput-and-time-sensitive-ion-mobility-spectrometry-and-mass-spectrometry-measurements
#3
Daniel J Orton, Malak M Tfaily, Ronald J Moore, Brian L LaMarche, Xueyun Zheng, Thomas L Fillmore, Rosalie K Chu, Karl K Weitz, Matthew E Monroe, Ryan T Kelly, Richard D Smith, Erin Shammel Baker
To better understand disease conditions and environmental perturbations, multi-omic studies combining proteomic, lipidomic, and metabolomic analyses are vastly increasing in popularity. In a multi-omic study, a single sample is typically extracted in multiple ways and various analyses are performed using different instruments. Thus, one sample becomes many measurements, making high throughput and reproducible evaluations a necessity. One way to address the numerous samples and varying instrumental conditions is to utilize a flow injection analysis (FIA) system for rapid sample injection...
November 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161356/medial-orbitofrontal-cortex-mediates-effort-related-responding-in-rats
#4
Alexandra Münster, Wolfgang Hauber
The medial orbitofrontal cortex (mOFC) is known to support flexible control of goal-directed behavior. However, limited evidence suggests that the mOFC also mediates the ability of organisms to work with vigor towards a selected goal, a hypothesis that received little consideration to date. Here we show that excitotoxic mOFC lesion increased responding under a progressive ratio (PR) schedule of reinforcement, that is, the highest ratio achieved, and increased the preference for the high effort-high reward option in an effort-related decision-making task, but left intact outcome-selective Pavlovian-instrumental transfer and outcome-specific devaluation...
November 17, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161182/alcohol-biomarkers-associated-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#5
R Gregory Lande, Cynthia T Gragnani, Miriam Pourzand, Despina Hangemanole
The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army/Navy/Air Force or the Department of Defense The identification of specific products or scientific instrumentation does not constitute an endorsement or implied endorsement on the part of the authors, DoD, or any component agency. While we generally excise references to products, companies, manufacturers, organizations, etc. in government produced works, the abstracts produced and other similarly situated researchers presents a special circumstance when such product inclusions become an integral part of the scientific endeavor...
November 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161172/development-of-an-attachable-endoscopic-nerve-stimulator-for-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-during-endoscopic-or-robotic-thyroidectomy
#6
Eui-Suk Sung, Jin-Choon Lee, Seok Hyun Kim, Sung-Chan Shin, Da-Woon Jung, Byung-Joo Lee
We developed a simple attachable endoscopic nerve stimulator that can be connected to monopolar cauterization surgical instruments. This study on porcine models aimed to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of an attachable endoscopic nerve stimulator for intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) before application in humans. We evaluated the electromyography (EMG) amplitudes of 8 recurrent laryngeal nerves in 4 pigs with a conventional nerve probe and the attachable endoscopic nerve stimulator. The attachable endoscopic nerve stimulator was feasible and safe in all cases...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161005/esi-ms-for-microsized-bioparticles
#7
Abdil Ozdemir, Jung-Lee Lin, Mustafa Gulfen, Szu-Hsueh Lai, Chun-Jen Hsiao, Nelson Gee-Con Chen, Chung-Hsuan Chen
An ESI ion trap mass spectrometer was designed for high throughput and rapid mass analysis of large bio-particles. Mass calibration of the instrument was performed using commercially available polystyrene micro-particles, and the selected sizes of the polystyrene (PS) particles were approximately 3 to 15 µm, which is consistent with the size of the cancer cells selected for this work. It provides the analysis of micro-sized inorganic and bioparticles. Different sizes of MCF-7 breast cancer cells (8 to 15 µm) were used in this study...
November 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160936/liquid-photonic-crystals-for-mesopore-detection
#8
Biting Zhu, Qianqian Fu, Ke Chen, Jianping Ge
Nitrogen adsorption-desorption for mesopore characterization requires the using of expensive instrument, time-consuming process and consumption of liquid nitrogen. Here, a new method was developed to measure the pore parameters through mixing of mesoporous substance with supersaturated SiO2 colloidal solution at different temperatures, followed by quick measurement of reflection changes of the precipitated liquid photonic crystals. Pore volumes and diameters of mesoporous silica were measured according to the positive correlation between unit mass reflection change (Δλ/m) and pore volume (V), and the negative correlation between average absorption temperature (T) and pore diameter (D)...
November 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160804/residual-endodontic-filling-material-after-post-space-preparation-a-confocal-microscopic-study
#9
Yu-Yao Teoh, Laurence J Walsh
This laboratory study assessed removability of endodontic alkaline cements and resin sealers using coronal cross-sectional slices of roots with single canals. Materials were labelled with 0.1% (w/w) sodium fluorescein prior to mixing so that confocal microscopy could be used to quantify material remaining on the walls of post spaces, to assess cleanliness. Roots of extracted teeth were prepared using rotary NiTi instruments then obturated using lateral condensation with gutta percha and epoxy resin sealers (AH-Plus™ or Zirmix™), or were filled by injecting mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) cement (GC Nex™ MTA or MTAmix™) or a hard-setting calcium hydroxide cement (Supercal™)...
November 21, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160783/long-term-intraocular-pressure-after-uncomplicated-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
#10
Daniele Tognetto, Marco R Pastore, Gabriella Cirigliano, Rossella DʼAloisio, Massimo Borelli, Chiara De Giacinto
PURPOSE: To investigate long-term intraocular pressure trends after uncomplicated pars plana vitrectomy for idiopathic epiretinal membrane. METHODS: Three hundred and sixty-eight eyes of 368 consecutive patients were enrolled. Changes in intraocular pressure 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery and during the final follow-up visit were evaluated in vitrectomized eyes and nonvitrectomized fellow eyes. RESULTS: The median follow-up period was 36 months (range 12-92 months)...
November 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160557/the-complex-trauma-inventory-a-self-report-measure-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-complex-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#11
Justin M Litvin, Patricia L Kaminski, Shelley A Riggs
The work group revising the criteria for trauma-related disorders in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) made several changes. Specifically, they simplified the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and added a new trauma disorder called complex PTSD (CPTSD). These proposed changes to taxonomy require new instruments to assess these novel constructs. We developed a measure of PTSD and CPTSD (the Complex Trauma Inventory; CTI) according to the proposed domains, creating several items to assess each domain...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160486/influence-of-therapeutic-play-on-the-anxiety-of-hospitalized-school-age-children-clinical-trial
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Sabrina Gisele Tobias da Silva, Maiara Aurichio Santos, Claudia Maria de Freitas Floriano, Elaine Buchhorn Cintra Damião, Fernanda Vieira de Campos, Lisabelle Mariano Rossato
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of Dramatic Therapeutic Play (DTP) technique on the degree of anxiety in hospitalized school-age children. METHOD: Randomized clinical trial performed in two hospitals ofSão Paulo, between May and October 2015. The intervention consisted of the application of DTP and the outcome was evaluated through the Child Drawing: Hospital (CD: H) instrument. The Wilcoxon-Mann Whitney, Corrected t, Fisher's exact and Chi-square tests were used in the analysis...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160476/cultural-adaptation-of-the-end-stage-renal-disease-adherence-questionnaire-for-hemodialysis-patients
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Silvia Maria de Sá Basilio Lins, Josete Luzia Leite, Simone de Godoy, Patrícia Dos Santos Claro Fuly, Silvia Teresa Carvalho de Araújo, Ítalo Rodolfo Silva
OBJECTIVE: To describe the stages in the cultural adaptation of "The End-Stage Renal Disease Adherence Questionnaire" for use in Brazil. METHOD: A descriptive, transversal study with a quantitative approach. The cultural adaptation followed the steps of translation, professional committee, back translation, panel of patients and pretest. RESULTS: the translation stage created a version in Portuguese that was analyzed by specialists, who suggested alterations in the title, seven sentences in the questions and three sets of answers...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160474/validation-of-family-management-measure-for-the-brazilian-culture
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Regina Szylit Bousso, Carolliny Rossi de Faria Ichikawa, Maira Deguer Misko, Maiara Rodrigues Dos Santos, Michelle Freire Baliza, Ana Márcia Chiaradia Mendes-Castillo, Estela Regina Ferraz Bianchi
ETJECTIVE: To validate the Family Management Measure (FaMM) for Brazilian culture. METHOD: Quantitative research excerpt, following the recommendations for validation studies. The data presented refer to the last stage of the process. RESULTS: The internal consistency of the items was analyzed through Cronbach's alpha of the six domains: Child's Daily Life (0.78); Condition Management Effort (0.51); Condition Management Ability (0.55); Family Life Difficulty (0...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160458/health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-of-brazilian-primary-health-care
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Bruna de Oliveira Ascef, João Paulo Amaral Haddad, Juliana Álvares, Augusto Afonso Guerra, Ediná Alves Costa, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Ione Aquemi Guibu, Karen Sarmento Costa, Margô Gomes de Oliveira Karnikowski, Orlando Mario Soeiro, Silvana Nair Leite, Micheline Rosa Silveira
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of patients of the primary health care of the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) and its associated factors. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study with data from the Pesquisa Nacional sobre Acesso, Utilização e Promoção do Uso Racional de Medicamentos - Serviços, 2015 (PNAUM - National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines - Services, 2015). Data were collected with a questionnaire that included the EuroQol 5 Dimensions (EQ-5D) instrument...
November 13, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160423/comparison-of-short-segment-monoaxial-and-polyaxial-pedicle-screw-fixation-combined-with-intermediate-screws-in-traumatic-thoracolumbar-fractures-a-finite-element-study-and-clinical-radiographic-review
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Hongwei Wang, Yiwen Zhao, Zhongjun Mo, Jianda Han, Yu Chen, Hailong Yu, Qi Wang, Jun Liu, Changqing Li, Yue Zhou, Liangbi Xiang
OBJECTIVES: No studies have compared monoaxial and polyaxial pedicle screws with regard to the von Mises stress of the instrumentation, intradiscal pressures of the adjacent segment and adjacent segment degeneration. METHODS: Short-segment monoaxial/polyaxial pedicle screw fixation techniques were compared using finite element methods, and the redistributed T11-L1 segment range of motion, largest maximal von Mises stress of the instrumentation, and intradiscal pressures of the adjacent segment under displacement loading were evaluated...
October 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160398/topographic-and-chemical-analysis-of-reciprocating-and-rotary-instruments-surface-after-continuous-use
#17
Mariana Mena Barreto Bastos, Aida Rene Assayag Hanan, Ana Mena Barreto Bastos, André Augusto Franco Marques, Lucas da Fonseca Roberti Garcia, Emílio Carlos Sponchiado
This study aimed at evaluating the changes in surface characteristics and NiTi content of reciprocating and rotary instruments after continuous use. Thirty brand-new instruments were assigned to 3 groups (n=10): PNX1 Group - ProTaper Next system - instrument X1; PNX2 Group - ProTaper Next system - instrument X2 and WO Group - WaveOne system - Primary instrument 25.08. The instruments were used to prepare 60 simulated root canals. Analysis of surface characteristics by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and chemical analysis of Ni and Ti content by energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) were performed before and after the first and third use of the instruments...
July 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160397/mechanical-preparation-showed-superior-shaping-ability-than-manual-technique-in-primary-molars-a-micro-computed-tomography-study
#18
Lídia Regina da Costa Hidalgo, Léa Assed Bezerra da Silva, Graziela Bianchi Leoni, Jardel Francisco Mazzi-Chaves, Emily Eduardo da Silva Carvalho, Alberto Consolaro, Manoel Damião Sousa-Neto
The aim of the study was to evaluate canal preparation in primary molars with hand files, ProTaper Next and Self-Adjusting File (SAF) by 2D and 3D micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) analysis. Canals of 24 primary molars were prepared with hand files (HF), ProTaper Next (PTN) and SAF (n=8/group). The teeth were scanned before and after root canal preparation and the pre- and postoperative micro-CT images were reconstructed. Changes in 2D (area, perimeter, roundness, minor and major diameter) and 3D [volume, surface area, structure model index (SMI)] morphological parameters, as well as canal transportation and lateral perforations were evaluated (Kruskal-Wallis and ANOVA; a=0...
July 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160336/relationship-between-the-caregiver-s-report-on-the-patient-s-spontaneous-speech-and-the-brief-aphasia-evaluation
#19
Nora Silvana Vigliecca
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between the caregiver's perception about the patient's impairment in spontaneous speech, according to an item of four questions administered by semi-structured interview, and the patient's performance in the Brief Aphasia Evaluation (BAE). METHODS: 102 right-handed patients with focal brain lesions of different types and location were examined. BAE is a valid and reliable instrument to assess aphasia. The caregiver's perception was correlated with the item of spontaneous speech, the total score and the three main factors of the BAE: Expression, Comprehension and Complementary factors...
November 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160335/study-on-the-application-of-the-time-compressed-speech-in-children
#20
Fernanda Yasmin Odila Maestri Miguel Padilha, Maria Madalena Canina Pinheiro
PURPOSE: To analyze the performance of children without alteration of central auditory processing in the Time-compressed Speech Test. METHODS: This is a descriptive, observational, cross-sectional study. Study participants were 22 children aged 7-11 years without central auditory processing disorders. The following instruments were used to assess whether these children presented central auditory processing disorders: Scale of Auditory Behaviors, simplified evaluation of central auditory processing, and Dichotic Test of Digits (binaural integration stage)...
November 9, 2017: CoDAS
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