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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943836/evaluating-efficiencies-of-dual-aav-approaches-for-retinal-targeting
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Livia S Carvalho, Heikki T Turunen, Sarah J Wassmer, María V Luna-Velez, Ru Xiao, Jean Bennett, Luk H Vandenberghe
Retinal gene therapy has come a long way in the last few decades and the development and improvement of new gene delivery technologies has been exponential. The recent promising results from the first clinical trials for inherited retinal degeneration due to mutations in RPE65 have provided a major breakthrough in the field and have helped cement the use of recombinant adeno-associated viruses (AAV) as the major tool for retinal gene supplementation. One of the key problems of AAV however, is its limited capacity for packaging genomic information to a maximum of around 4...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940761/the-cognitive-evolutionary-model-of-surprise-a-review-of-the-evidence
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Rainer Reisenzein, Gernot Horstmann, Achim Schützwohl
Research on surprise relevant to the cognitive-evolutionary model of surprise proposed by Meyer, Reisenzein, and Schützwohl (1997) is reviewed. The majority of the assumptions of the model are found empirically supported. Surprise is evoked by unexpected (schema-discrepant) events and its intensity is determined by the degree if schema-discrepancy, whereas the novelty and the valence of the eliciting events probably do not have an independent effect. Unexpected events cause an automatic interruption of ongoing mental processes that is followed by an attentional shift and attentional binding to the events, which is often followed by causal and other event analysis processes and by schema revision...
September 23, 2017: Topics in Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939306/training-surgeons-and-anesthesiologists-to-facilitate-end-of-life-conversations-with-patients-and-families-a-systematic-review-of-existing-educational-models
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Katherine E Bakke, Stephen P Miranda, Manuel Castillo-Angeles, Christy E Cauley, Elizabeth J Lilley, Rachelle Bernacki, Angela M Bader, Richard D Urman, Zara Cooper
OBJECTIVE: Despite caring for patients near the end-of-life (EOL), surgeons and anesthesiologists report low confidence in their ability to facilitate EOL conversations. This discrepancy exists despite competency requirements and professional medical society recommendations. The objective of this systematic review is to identify articles describing EOL communication training available to surgeons and anesthesiologists, and to assess their methodological rigor to inform future curricular design and evaluation...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938621/effect-of-earlier-proteinuria-on-graft-functions-after-one-year-living-donor-renal-transplantation
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Zaiyou Dai, Luxi Ye, Dajin Chen, Xing Zhang, Meifang Wang, Rending Wang, Jianyong Wu, Jianghua Chen
BACKGROUND: Proteinuria is an indicator of subsequent renal function decline in most nephropathies and early proteinuria has been assumed to be a risk factor of poor kidney transplant outcomes. However, there is no information about the effect of earlier-proteinuria at the first week on short-term graft function after living donor renal transplantation. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 439 living donor kidney transplants to analyze the effect of early proteinuria at 7-day post-transplantation on short-term prognosis of living donor renal transplantation...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934811/current-utilization-and-acceptance-of-multiparametric-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer-a-regional-survey
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Tim Ullrich, Lars Schimmöller, Mathias Oymanns, Dirk Blondin, Frederic Dietzel, Julian Kirchner, Christian Arsov, Robert Rabenalt, Peter Albers, Gerald Antoch, Michael Quentin
Purpose To assess the current regional acceptance, valuation, and clinical role of multiparametric MRI (mp-MRI) in prostate cancer diagnostics by patients and physicians. Materials and Methods Of 482 distributed standardized questionnaires, 328 patient and 31 physician questionnaires (urological and general practitioners in and around Düsseldorf) were analyzed over a period of 11 months. Questions were asked concerning general knowledge about prostate cancer, current diagnostic procedures, and knowledge about mp-MRI and MRI-guided biopsy...
September 21, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931011/individual-versus-group-decision-making-jurors-reliance-on-central-and-peripheral-information-to-evaluate-expert-testimony
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Jessica M Salerno, Bette L Bottoms, Liana C Peter-Hagene
To investigate dual-process persuasion theories in the context of group decision making, we studied low and high need-for-cognition (NFC) participants within a mock trial study. Participants considered plaintiff and defense expert scientific testimony that varied in argument strength. All participants heard a cross-examination of the experts focusing on peripheral information (e.g., credentials) about the expert, but half were randomly assigned to also hear central information highlighting flaws in the expert's message (e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926963/broad-and-inconsistent-muscle-food-classification-is-problematic-for-dietary-guidance-in-the-u-s
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REVIEW
Cody L Gifford, Lauren E O'Connor, Wayne W Campbell, Dale R Woerner, Keith E Belk
Dietary recommendations regarding consumption of muscle foods, such as red meat, processed meat, poultry or fish, largely rely on current dietary intake assessment methods. This narrative review summarizes how U.S. intake values for various types of muscle foods are grouped and estimated via methods that include: (1) food frequency questionnaires; (2) food disappearance data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service; and (3) dietary recall information from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data...
September 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926569/am-i-who-i-say-i-am-unobtrusive-self-representation-and-personality-recognition-on-facebook
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Margeret Hall, Simon Caton
Across social media platforms users (sub)consciously represent themselves in a way which is appropriate for their intended audience. This has unknown impacts on studies with unobtrusive designs based on digital (social) platforms, and studies of contemporary social phenomena in online settings. A lack of appropriate methods to identify, control for, and mitigate the effects of self-representation, the propensity to express socially responding characteristics or self-censorship in digital settings, hinders the ability of researchers to confidently interpret and generalize their findings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922838/comparative-genomics-of-a-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-panel-and-the-challenges-of-antimicrobial-resistance-prediction-from-genomes
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J Jeukens, I Kukavica-Ibrulj, J G Emond-Rheault, L Freschi, R C Levesque
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is now recognized as a global threat to human health. The accessibility of microbial whole-genome sequencing offers an invaluable opportunity for resistance surveillance via the resistome, i.e. the genes and mutations underlying AMR. Unfortunately, AMR prediction from genomic data remains extremely challenging, especially for species with a large pan-genome. One such organism, for which multidrug-resistant (MDR) isolates are frequently encountered in the clinic, is Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
October 2, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921588/integrating-prior-information-into-microwave-tomography-part-2-impact-of-errors-in-prior-information-on-microwave-tomography-image-quality
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Douglas Kurrant, Anastasia Baran, Joe LoVetri, Elise Fear
PURPOSE: The authors have developed a method to combine a patient-specific map of tissue structure and average dielectric properties with microwave tomography. The patient-specific map is acquired with radar-based techniques and serves as prior information for microwave tomography. The impact that the degree of structural detail included in this prior information has on image quality was reported in a previous investigation. The aim of the present study is to extend this previous work by identifying and quantifying the impact that errors in the prior information have on image quality, including the reconstruction of internal structures and lesions embedded in fibroglandular tissue...
September 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919350/crystal-structure-of-inositol-1-3-4-5-6-pentakisphosphate-2-kinase-from-cryptococcus-neoformans
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Juntaek Oh, Dong-Gi Lee, Yong-Sun Bahn, Sangkee Rhee
The fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans is a causative agent of meningoencephalitis in humans. For its pathogenicity, the inositol polyphosphate biosynthetic pathway plays critical roles. Recently, Ipk1 from C. neoformans (CnIpk1) was identified as an inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate 2-kinase that catalyzes the phosphorylation of IP5 to form IP6, a substrate for subsequent reaction to produce inositol pyrophosphates, such as PP-IP5/IP7. Furthermore, it was shown that deletion of IPK1 significantly reduces the virulence of C...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918822/a-theoretical-model-to-explain-the-smart-technology-adoption-behaviors-of-elder-consumers-elderadopt
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Stephen M Golant
A growing global population of older adults is potential consumers of a category of products referred to as smart technologies, but also known as telehealth, telecare, information and communication technologies, robotics, and gerontechnology. This paper constructs a theoretical model to explain whether older people will adopt smart technology options to cope with their discrepant individual or environmental circumstances, thereby enabling them to age in place. Its proposed constructs and relationships are drawn from multiple academic disciplines and professional specialties, and an extensive literature focused on the factors influencing the acceptance of these smart technologies...
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918448/a-systematic-review-of-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-screening-interventions-for-assessing-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-women-considering-combined-oral-contraceptives
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REVIEW
Zanfina Ademi, C Simone Sutherland, Joris Van Stiphout, Jöelle Michaud, Goranka Tanackovic, Matthias Schwenkglenks
Use of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) by women increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which can have a major impact on an individuals' quality of life. VTE is also associated with an increase in healthcare costs. Our aim was to systematically review cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) considering any screening for risk of VTE in women using COCs. The quality of reporting in each study was assessed, a summary of results was prepared, and the key drivers of cost effectiveness in each of the eligible CEAs were identified...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917136/nursing-students-socialisation-into-practical-skills
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Mona Ewertsson, Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Karin Blomberg
Socialisation is a significant factor that shapes nursing students' learning in clinical settings. Little is known about the ways in which students learn practical skills during their clinical practice and how they are socialised into these skills. This knowledge is important for creating an optimal environment for ensuring a high standard of care and patient safety. This study aims to address this knowledge gap. An ethnographic approach was used. Data were collected by participant observations during nursing students' clinical practice in an emergency department at a university hospital in Sweden, and during informal conversations with students and their preceptors...
September 5, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913132/the-incidence-risk-factors-and-mortality-of-preterm-neonates-a-prospective-study-from-jordan-2012-2013
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Nadin M Abdel Razeq, Yousef S Khader, Anwar M Batieha
OBJECTIVE: To explore the incidence of preterm delivery, maternal risk factors for having a preterm neonate, and preterm neonates' mortality in Jordan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional population-based design was applied. Socio-demographic, perinatal, delivery risk factors, and survival information were gathered in pre- and post-hospital discharge interviews with 21075 women who gave birth to live neonates at ≥20 weeks of gestation in 18 hospitals in Jordan...
March 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904729/evaluation-of-the-maternal-mortality-surveillance-system-in-mutare-district-zimbabwe-2014-2015-a-cross-sectional-study
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Faith Mutsigiri-Murewanhema, Patron Trish Mafaune, Tsitsi Juru, Notion Tafara Gombe, Donewell Bangure, More Mungati, Mufuta Tshimanga
INTRODUCTION: In Zimbabwe the integrated disease surveillance and response guidelines include maternal mortality as a notifiable event reported through the Maternal Mortality Surveillance System (MMSS). A preliminary review of the MMSS data for Mutare district for the period January to June 2014 revealed that there were some discrepancies in cases notified and those captured on the T5 monthly return form. There were also delays in reporting of some maternal deaths. Poor reporting indicated shortcomings in the MMSS in Mutare district and we therefore sought to assess the performance of the maternal mortality surveillance system in Mutare district...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894309/reliability-of-best-possible-medication-histories-completed-by-non-admitted-patients-in-the-emergency-department
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Nicole MacDonald, Leslie Manuel, Haley Brennan, Erin Musgrave, Richard Wanbon, George Stoica
BACKGROUND: Accreditation standards have outlined the need for staff in emergency departments to initiate the medication reconciliation process for patients who are at risk of adverse drug events. The authors hypothesized that a guided form could be used by non-admitted patients in the emergency department to assist with completion of a best possible medication history (BPMH). OBJECTIVE: To determine the percentage of patients in the non-acute care area of the emergency department who could complete a guided BPMH form with no clinically significant discrepancies (defined as no major discrepancies and no more than 1 moderate discrepancy)...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893831/patient-and-physician-perspectives-on-public-reporting-of-mortality-ratings-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-new-york-state
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Genaro Fernandez, Craig R Narins, Jeffrey Bruckel, Brian Ayers, Frederick S Ling
BACKGROUND: Public reporting of physician-specific outcome data for procedures, such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), can influence physicians to avoid high-risk patients who may benefit from treatment. Prior physician attitudes toward public scorecards in New York State (NYS) have been studied, but the exclusion criteria have evolved. Additionally, patient perceptions toward such reports remain poorly understood. This study evaluates (1) whether exclusion of certain high-risk patients from public reporting of PCI outcomes in NYS has influenced physician attitudes, (2) current patient awareness and use of publicly reported outcome data, and (3) differences in physician and patient attitudes toward public reporting...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893743/an-analysis-of-redactions-in-canada-s-common-drug-review-clinical-review-reports-and-how-they-relate-to-the-patients-voice
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Allison Soprovich, Sylvia El Kurdi, Dean T Eurich
IMPORTANCE: Canada's Common Drug Review (CDR) evaluates drug data from published and unpublished research, as well as input from patient groups, to recommend provincial coverage. Currently, the CDR process gives manufacturers the opportunity to redact information in the final publicly available report. Patients often have strong feelings regarding the efficacy, harms, health-related quality of life (HRQL), and cost associated with the drugs under review and their redacted data. Highlighting Canada's approach will hopefully build on the growing international concern regarding transparency of clinical study data...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891913/the-assignment-of-american-society-of-anesthesiologists-physical-status-classification-for-adult-polytrauma-patients-results-from-a-survey-and-future-considerations
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Catherine M Kuza, George Hatzakis, Jeffry T Nahmias
BACKGROUND: The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status (PS) classification system assesses the preoperative health of patients. Previous studies demonstrated poor interrater reliability and variable ASA PS scores, especially in trauma scenarios. There are few studies that evaluated the assignment of ASA PS scores in trauma patients and no studies that evaluated ASA PS assignment in severely injured adult polytrauma patients. Our objective was to assess interrater reliability and identify sources of discrepancy among anesthesiologists and trauma surgeons in designating ASA PS scores to adult polytrauma patients...
September 7, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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