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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339337/-i-know-what-i-want-but-i-m-not-sure-how-to-get-it-expectations-of-physiotherapy-treatment-of-persons-with-persistent-pain
#1
Tommy Calner, Gunilla Isaksson, Peter Michaelson
Expectations of physiotherapy treatment of patients with persistent pain have been shown to influence treatment outcome and patient satisfaction, yet this is mostly explored and described in retrospective. The aim of the study was to explore and describe the expectations people with persistent pain have prior to physiotherapy treatment. Ten participants with persistent musculoskeletal pain from the back, neck, or shoulders were included in the study. Data were collected by interviews using a semi-structured interview guide and were analyzed with qualitative content analysis...
March 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334269/integratedmrf-random-forest-based-framework-for-integrating-prediction-from-different-data-types
#2
Raziur Rahman, John Otridge, Ranadip Pal
Summary: IntegratedMRF is an open-source R implementation for integrating drug response predictions from various genomic characterizations using univariate or multivariate random forests that includes various options for error estimation techniques. The integrated framework was developed following superior performance of random forest based methods in NCI-DREAM drug sensitivity prediction challenge. The computational framework can be applied to estimate mean and confidence interval of drug response prediction errors based on ensemble approaches with various combinations of genetic and epigenetic characterizations as inputs...
February 6, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333520/plan-pray
#3
Lisa S Gussak
Presents a poem the author wrote about patient she encountered who made her feel humbled. The experience she had with this young woman led her to reflect on the similarities and differences in their lives. The author connected with the patient as a woman who dreams of an easier life for her children and in their shared belief in the power of prayer to bring comfort. (PsycINFO Database Record
March 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332894/incidence-and-progression-of-diabetic-retinopathy-in-urban-india-sankara-nethralaya-diabetic-retinopathy-epidemiology-and-molecular-genetics-study-sn-dreams-ii-report-1
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Rajiv Raman, Suganeswari Ganesan, Swakshyar Saumya Pal, Laxmi Gella, Vaitheeswaran Kulothungan, Tarun Sharma
PURPOSE: To evaluate the 4-year incidence and progression of and risk factors for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in an Indian population. METHODS: From a cross-sectional study of 1425 subjects with diabetes, 911 (63.9%) returned for 4-year follow-up. After excluding 21 with ungradable retinal images, data from 890 subjects were analyzed. Participants underwent examinations based on a standard protocol, which included grading of retinal photographs. RESULTS: The incidences of DR, diabetic macular edema (DME), and sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy (STDR) were 9...
March 23, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332861/treatment-of-nightmares-in-psychiatric-inpatients-with-imagery-rehearsal-therapy-an-open-trial-and-case-series
#5
Thomas E Ellis, Katrina A Rufino, Michael R Nadorff
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the utility of Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT) for nightmares in an inpatient psychiatric setting. Although IRT enjoys a substantial evidence base for efficacy in various populations, data with psychiatric inpatients are lacking. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 20 adult psychiatric inpatients (11 male, 9 female; mean age=43.4), in an extended stay psychiatric inpatient facility. All participants were diagnosed with multiple, treatment resistant, comorbid conditions, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and substance-related disorders...
March 23, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330300/carbon-quantum-dots-shuttle-electrons-to-the-anode-of-a-microbial-fuel-cell
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A S Vishwanathan, Kartik S Aiyer, L A A Chunduri, K Venkataramaniah, S Siva Sankara Sai, Govind Rao
Electrodes based on graphite, graphene, and carbon nanomaterials have been used in the anode chamber of microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Carbon quantum dots (C-dots) are a class of versatile nanomaterials hitherto not reported in MFCs. C-dots previously synthesized from coconut husk were reported to possess hydroxyl and carboxyl functional groups on their surface. The presence of these functional groups on a carbon matrix conferred on the C-dots the ability to conduct and transfer electrons. Formation of silver nanoparticles from silver nitrate upon addition of C-dots confirmed their reducing ability...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328495/the-modern-cochlear-implant-a-triumph-of-biomedical-engineering-and-the-first-substantial-restoration-of-human-sense-using-a-medical-intervention
#7
Blake S Wilson
Even as recently as the mid-1980s, many experts in otology and auditory science thought that restoration of useful hearing with crude and pervasive electrical stimulation of the cochlea was a fool's dream. The esteemed Prof. Rainer Klinke from Frankfurt (Figure 1) was among the chorus of critics, asserting in 1978 that "from a physiological point of view, cochlear implants will not work." Many others made similar categorical statements.
March 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327005/to-sleep-perchance-to-dream
#8
Jane Bates
'Ne'er the good counsel of thy nurse despise; forsooth! Instil these drops into thine eyes. Not thrice but four times, as the hours do run, from the day's break to the setting of the sun.'
March 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325543/consensus-recommendations-on-exploring-effective-solutions-for-the-rising-cost-of-diabetes
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REVIEW
Shaukat M Sadikot, Ashok Kumar Das, John Wilding, Ali Siyan, Abdul Hamid Zargar, Banshi Saboo, S R Aravind, Bhavana Sosale, Sanjay Kalra, G Vijayakumar, K K Manojan, Anuj Maheshwari, Jayant K Panda, Samar Banerjee, Rajeev Chawla, Sambu Potty Vasudevan, O S Syam Sundar, Jothydev Kesavadev
Diabetes remains asymptomatic for a long period of time and its real burden gets noticed only once the complications set in. The number of individuals affected with the disease is also on the rise and more so in the low income countries. This scenario calls for urgent precautionary measures that need to be undertaken to equip ourselves to fight against this chronic disease. Individuals with financial constraints cannot afford to access even the basic treatment facilities and thus stands the most burdened. The International Diabetes Federation calls for 'Eyes on Diabetes' for the society to focus on early screening and early intervention...
March 7, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325292/sirna-encapsulated-hybrid-nanoparticles-target-mutant-k-ras-and-inhibit-metastatic-tumor-burden-in-a-mouse-model-of-lung-cancer
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Maryna Perepelyuk, Olubunmi Shoyele, Ruth Birbe, Chellappagounder Thangavel, Yi Liu, Robert B Den, Adam E Snook, Bo Lu, Sunday A Shoyele
There is an unmet need in the development of an effective therapy for mutant K-ras-expressing non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although various small molecules have been evaluated, an effective therapy remains a dream. siRNAs have the potential to downregulate mutant K-ras both at the protein and mRNA levels. However, a safe and effective delivery of siRNAs to tumors remains a limitation to their translational application in the treatment of this highly debilitating disease. Here we developed a novel hybrid nanoparticle carrier for effective delivery of anti-mutant K-ras to NSCLC (AKSLHN)...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322883/reports-of-self-rated-health-by-citizenship-and-homeownership-united-states-2000-2010
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Patricia Y Miranda, Adriana Reyes, Darrell Hudson, Nengliang Yao, William K Bleser, S Amy Snipes, Rhonda BeLue
Citizenship facilitates home ownership, which promotes access to additional resources and structures social context, factors that improve the health of individuals and communities. The objective of this study was to examine whether citizenship moderated the association between homeownership and self-rated health. We used multivariate logistic regression models and propensity score matching techniques to examine this association using pooled years 2000-2010 of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data linked with the National Health Interview Survey to examine U...
March 16, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321871/psychological-implications-of-a-vision-disorder
#12
Brian E Weber
The paper discusses how the condition of crossed-eyes affects a baby's eye contact with mother and potentially results in the loss of a vital emotional connection with her during the earliest days of life. This loss may contribute to a rupture that arrests emotional development at a deep psychic level. It is suggested that, in the same way as premature separation, the rupture can precipitate a 'fusional complex', a defence that develops to protect the infant against psychotic anxieties. The paper proposes that psychological development atrophies in this place and creates a blind spot...
April 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316568/towards-a-functional-understanding-of-pgo-waves
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REVIEW
Jarrod A Gott, David T J Liley, J Allan Hobson
Ponto-Geniculo-Occipital (PGO) waves are biphasic field potentials identified in a range of mammalian species that are ubiquitous with sleep, but can also be identified in waking perception and eye movement. Their role in REM sleep and visual perception more broadly may constitute a promising avenue for further research, however what was once an active field of study has recently fallen into stasis. With the reality that invasive recordings performed on animals cannot be replicated in humans; while animals themselves cannot convey experience to the extent required to elucidate how PGO waves factor into awareness and behavior, innovative solutions are required if significant research outcomes are to ever be realized...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302414/effect-of-panchakarma-and-ayurvedic-treatment-in-postpartum-rheumatoid-arthritis-amavata-a-case-study
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Shailesh V Deshpande, Vaishali S Deshpande, Shraddha S Potdar
Dream of a mother is to get involved actively in upbringing of child, which is impeded if she is suffering from painful condition like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in postpartum phase. It causes physical incapacity and psychological trauma as well. Present case is a patient who developed RA one month after full term delivery by caesarean section. In view of symptoms, she was diagnosed as case of amavata. She received Ayurvedic treatment - Simhanada guggulu, Pratapalankeshwara rasa, Dashamoola katutraya kashaya and combination of Swarnabhupati rasa, Tapyadi loha, Mahavatavidhvansa, Chopachini (Smilax china), Shunthi (Zinziber officinale) and Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) for four months and course of kala basti (medicated enema) along with application of medicated oil (Vishagharbha taila abhyanga) and sudation (bashpa sweda) for ten days...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295276/dreaming-woman-image-place-and-the-aesthetics-of-exile
#15
Rachel Greenspan
Looking closely at an Argentine dream interpretation column published in a popular women's magazine from 1948 to 1951, this article examines the role of the dream image in shaping psychoanalytic discourse on femininity and national identity. The column, 'Psychoanalysis Will Help You,' emerged during Juan Domingo Perón's first presidency, featuring verbal interpretations written under the pen name 'Richard Rest,' as well as surreal photomontages by Grete Stern, a German-born, Bauhaus-trained photographer living in exile since 1936...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294380/oral-appliance-therapy-versus-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-on-self-reported-symptoms-of-common-sleep-disorders-and-sleep-related-problems
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Maria Nikolopoulou, Anna Byraki, Jari Ahlberg, Martijn W Heymans, H L Hamburger, Jan De Lange, Frank Lobbezoo, Ghizlane Aarab
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with several sleep disorders and sleep-related problems. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the effects of a mandibular advancement device (MAD) with those of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) on self-reported symptoms of common sleep disorders and sleep-related problems in mild and moderate OSAS patients. In this randomized placebo-controlled trial sixty-four OSAS patients (52.0± 9.6 years) were randomly assigned to an MAD, nCPAP or an intra-oral placebo appliance in a parallel design...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294195/nightmares-as-predictors-of-suicide-an-extension-study-including-war-veterans
#17
Nils Sandman, Katja Valli, Erkki Kronholm, Erkki Vartiainen, Tiina Laatikainen, Tiina Paunio
Nightmares are intensive dreams with negative emotional tone. Frequent nightmares can pose a serious clinical problem and in 2001, Tanskanen et al. found that nightmares increase the risk of suicide. However, the dataset used by these authors included war veterans in whom nightmare frequency - and possibly also suicide risk - is elevated. Therefore, re-examination of the association between nightmares and suicide in these data is warranted. We investigated the relationship between nightmares and suicide both in the general population and war veterans in Finnish National FINRISK Study from the years 1972 to 2012, a dataset overlapping with the one used in the study by Tanskanen et al...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289620/can-skin-allograft-occasionally-act-as-a-permanent-coverage-in-deep-burns-a-pilot-study
#18
Ezzatollah Rezaei, Arash Beiraghi-Toosi, Ali Ahmadabadi, Seyed Hassan Tavousi, Arash Alipour Tabrizi, Kazem Fotuhi, Mehdi Jabbari Nooghabi, Amir Manafi, Shokoofeh Ahmadi Moghadam
BACKGROUND: Skin allograft is the gold standard of wound coverage in patients with extensive burns; however, it is considered as a temporary wound coverage and rejection of the skin allograft is considered inevitable. In our study, skin allograft as a permanent coverage in deep burns is evaluated. METHODS: Skin allograft survival was assessed in 38 patients from March 2009 to March 2014, retrospectively. Because of the lack of tissue specimen from the skin donors, patients with long skin allograft survival in whom the gender of donor and recipient of allograft was the same were excluded...
January 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289029/antimalarial-hybrid-molecules-a-close-reality-or-a-distant-dream
#19
Drishti Agarwal, Rinkoo D Gupta, Satish K Awasthi
Emergence of drug resistant Plasmodium falciparum strains has led to a situation of haste in the scientific and pharmaceutical communities. Hence, all their efforts are redirected towards finding alternate chemotherapeutic agents that are capable of combating multi-drug resistant parasite strains. In the above light, scientists have come up with the concept of hybridisation of two or more active pharmacophores into a single chemical entity, resulting in 'antimalarial hybrids.' The approach has been applied widely for lead generation against deadly diseases such as cancer and AIDS, with proven potential to be used as novel drugs, but is comparatively new in the sphere of antimalarial drug discovery...
March 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287023/identifying-risks-for-mental-health-problems-in-hiv-positive-adolescents-accessing-hiv-treatment-in-johannesburg
#20
Nataly Woollett, Lucie Cluver, Monica Bandeira, Heena Brahmbhatt
BACKGROUND: Mental health problems of adolescents are underserved in low and middle-income countries where they account for a significant proportion of disease burden. Perinatally infected HIV-positive adolescents have a high prevalence of mental health disorders; however, little is known about those retained in care in South Africa. METHODS: HIV-positive adolescents aged 13-19 years (n = 343) accessing five paediatric antiretroviral clinics in Johannesburg were assessed using standardized measures for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicidality...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
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