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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351687/intraoperative-transpedicular-onyx-injection-to-reduce-vascularity-of-a-thoracic-hemangiopericytoma-after-unsuccessful-preoperative-endovascular-embolization-a-technical-report
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Hazem Mashaly, Zoe Zhang, Andrew Shaw, Patrick Youssef, Ehud Mendel
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Hemangiopericytoma is a rare vascular tumor with central nervous system involvement representing only 1% of central nervous system tumors. They rarely affect the vertebral column. Complete surgical resection is the treatment of choice for hemangiopericytoma given their high rates of local recurrence. However, the high vascularity of such tumors with the risk of massive bleeding during surgery represents a significant challenge to surgeons. Therefore, preoperative endovascular embolization via the transarterial route has been advocated...
February 1, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351604/evaluation-of-results-based-financing-in-the-republic-of-the-congo-a-comparison-group-pre-post-study
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Wu Zeng, Donald S Shepard, Jean de Dieu Rusatira, Aaron P Blaakman, Bernice M Nsitou
Results-based financing (RBF) has been advocated and increasingly scaled up in low- and middle-income countries to increase utilization and quality of key primary care services, thereby reducing maternal and child mortality rates. This pilot RBF study in the Republic of the Congo from 2012 to 2014 used a quasi-experimental research design. The authors conducted pre- and post-household surveys and gathered health facility services data from both intervention and comparison groups. Using a difference-in-differences approach, the study evaluated the impact of RBF on maternal and child health services...
January 16, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350714/health-literacy-exploring-nursing-challenges-to-providing-support-and-understanding%C3%A2
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Elaine Wittenberg, Betty Ferrell, Elisa Kanter, Haley Buller
BACKGROUND: As patient advocates, oncology nurses must attend to varying levels of health literacy among patients and families. However, little is known about nurses' experiences and comfort with health literacy assessment and providing health literacy support.
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to explore nurse communication and patient health literacy.
. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey design (N = 74) was used to explore nurse communication challenges with low-literacy patients and to measure nurses' frequency of assisting with patient literacy needs, perceived degree of difficulty communicating with low-literacy populations, and perceived comfort with health literacy support...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350699/medical-cannabis-the-oncology-nurse-s-role-in-patient-education-about-the-effects-of-marijuana-on-cancer-palliation%C3%A2
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Carey S Clark
BACKGROUND: Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is legal either medicinally or recreationally in 29 states and the District of Columbia, with a majority of the U.S. adult population now living in states where cannabis is legal for medicinal use. As an advocate for patient autonomy and informed choice, the oncology nurse has an ethical responsibility to educate patients about and support their use of cannabis for palliation.
. OBJECTIVES: This article aims to discuss the human endocannabinoid system as a basis for better understanding the palliative and curative nature of cannabis as a medicine, as well as review cannabis delivery methods and the emerging role of the oncology nurse in this realm...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350539/effectiveness-and-safety-of-ct-guided-percutaneous-radiofrequency-ablation-of-adrenal-metastases
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Kang Zhou, Jie Pan, Ning Yang, Hai-Feng Shi, Jian Cao, Yu-Mei Li, Hong-Zhi Zhang, Ke-Fei Wang, Shao-Hui Chen
OBJECTIVE: The imaging-guided percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation of adrenal metastases is a relatively new treatment procedure, compared to the more widespread application of the technique for the treatment of liver and renal cancers, the present study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of adrenal metastases in a cohort of patients. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with 38 adrenal metastases who received percutaneous CT-guided radiofrequency ablation between 2012 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 19, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350142/lethal-respiratory-disease-associated-with-human-rhinovirus%C3%A2-c-in-wild-chimpanzees-uganda-2013
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Erik J Scully, Sarmi Basnet, Richard W Wrangham, Martin N Muller, Emily Otali, David Hyeroba, Kristine A Grindle, Tressa E Pappas, Melissa Emery Thompson, Zarin Machanda, Kelly E Watters, Ann C Palmenberg, James E Gern, Tony L Goldberg
We describe a lethal respiratory outbreak among wild chimpanzees in Uganda in 2013 for which molecular and epidemiologic analyses implicate human rhinovirus C as the cause. Postmortem samples from an infant chimpanzee yielded near-complete genome sequences throughout the respiratory tract; other pathogens were absent. Epidemiologic modeling estimated the basic reproductive number (R0) for the epidemic as 1.83, consistent with the common cold in humans. Genotyping of 41 chimpanzees and examination of 24 published chimpanzee genomes from subspecies across Africa showed universal homozygosity for the cadherin-related family member 3 CDHR3-Y529 allele, which increases risk for rhinovirus C infection and asthma in human children...
February 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349880/beyond-the-realist-turn-a-socio-material-analysis-of-heart-failure-self-care
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Allan McDougall, Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, Mark Goldszmidt, Karen Harkness, Patricia Strachan, Lorelei Lingard
For patients living with chronic illnesses, self-care has been linked with positive outcomes such as decreased hospitalisation, longer lifespan, and improved quality of life. However, despite calls for more and better self-care interventions, behaviour change trials have repeatedly fallen short on demonstrating effectiveness. The literature on heart failure (HF) stands as a case in point, and a growing body of HF studies advocate realist approaches to self-care research and policymaking. We label this trend the 'realist turn' in HF self-care...
January 2018: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348999/open-repair-of-quadriceps-tendon-with-suture-anchors-and-semitendinosus-tendon-allograft-augmentation
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Jorge Chahla, Nicholas N DePhillipo, Mark E Cinque, Nicholas I Kennedy, George F Lebus, Filippo Familiari, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F LaPrade
Quadriceps tendinopathy in an increasingly recognized diagnosis can lead to quadriceps tendon rupture, especially in the older population. It can be caused by repeated micro trauma or also predisposed by systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and connective tissue disorders that can in turn lead to extensor mechanism deficits. Although a trial of conservative treatment is advocated, operative treatment should be performed in cases of persistent pain, extension deficit, or complete rupture of the tendon...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348149/in-memoriam-ben-barres
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Nicola J Allen, Richard Daneman
Ben Barres, professor of neurobiology at Stanford University and member of the JCB editorial board for over 15 years, passed away on December 27, 2017, after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Ben left an indelible mark on the scientific community as a scientist, an advocate for equality, and an unbelievably supportive mentor. As a scientist his creative approaches led him to remarkable discoveries about the importance of glial cells in the brain, and his passion elevated these cells from the "other cells in the brain" to a significant place in the consciousness of neurobiology...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347995/index-of-the-human-papillomavirus-hpv-vaccine-industry-clinical-study-programmes-and-non-industry-funded-studies-a-necessary-basis-to-address-reporting-bias-in-a-systematic-review
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Lars Jørgensen, Peter C Gøtzsche, Tom Jefferson
BACKGROUND: Unabridged access to drug industry and regulatory trial registers and data reduces reporting bias in systematic reviews and may provide a complete index of a drug's clinical study programme. Currently, there is no public index of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine industry study programmes or a public index of non-industry funded studies. METHODS: By cross-verification via study programme enquiries to the HPV vaccine manufacturers and regulators and searches of trial registers and journal publication databases, we indexed clinical HPV vaccine studies as a basis to address reporting bias in a systematic review of clinical study reports...
January 18, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347862/survey-of-the-awareness-of-adult-rheumatologists-regarding-transitional-care-for-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-japan
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Toshihiro Matsui, Takumi Matsumoto, Fumio Hirano, Fumika Tokunaga, Keisuke Okamoto, Shigeto Tohma, Tomohiro Morio, Hitoshi Kohsaka, Masaaki Mori
OBJECTIVES: To understand the current status of adult rheumatology care for patients who had previously had juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) (excluding systemic JIA), and to identify issues interfering with the transition from pediatric to adult care in Japan. METHODS: Questionnaire-based survey among 30 adult rheumatologists. RESULTS: Eighty-seven percent of adult rheumatologists responded that they had provided medical care to adults who had had JIA; 44% of them had felt hesitation or anxiety when providing such care...
January 18, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347348/consciousness-as-a-global-property-of-brain-dynamic-activity
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D M Mateos, R Wennberg, R Guevara, J L Perez Velazquez
We seek general principles of the structure of the cellular collective activity associated with conscious awareness. Can we obtain evidence for features of the optimal brain organization that allows for adequate processing of stimuli and that may guide the emergence of cognition and consciousness? Analyzing brain recordings in conscious and unconscious states, we followed initially the classic approach in physics when it comes to understanding collective behaviours of systems composed of a myriad of units: the assessment of the number of possible configurations (microstates) that the system can adopt, for which we use a global entropic measure associated with the number of connected brain regions...
December 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345998/key-factors-inhibiting-legislative-progress-toward-smoke-free-coverage-in-appalachia
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J Travis Donahoe, Andrea R Titus, Nancy L Fleischer
The Appalachian Region has among the highest rates of smoking and smoking-related illness in the United States. Strong smoke-free legislation could help protect nonsmoking residents from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. However, there is a dearth of state, county, city, and subcounty smoke-free law coverage throughout Appalachia. As of July 2016, only 21% of Appalachian residents were covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws (i.e., 100% coverage for workplaces, restaurants, and bars). Only 46% of Appalachians lived in places with 100% smoke-free workplace laws, only 30% lived in places with 100% smoke-free restaurant laws, and only 29% lived in places with 100% smoke-free bar laws...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345495/milton-frank-shore-1928-2017
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Robert Henley Woody
Presents an obituary for Milton Frank Shore, who passed away on January 6, 2017, due to pneumonia. During a long career, he was a tireless advocate for children, particularly those who were underserved. In addition, he made important contributions as an author, editor, and administrator. He was actively engaged in independent practice at the time of his death. Milt was one of the founders of American Psychological Association (APA) Division 37 (Child, Youth, and Family Services) and served as its president (1978-1979)...
January 2018: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345481/the-influence-of-low-barrier-and-voluntary-service-policies-on-survivor-empowerment-in-a-domestic-violence-housing-organization
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Nkiru Nnawulezi, Surbhi Godsay, Cris M Sullivan, Suzanne Marcus, Margaret Hacskaylo
The purpose of community-based domestic violence crisis housing programs (e.g., shelters) is to provide a safe setting that promotes empowerment for survivors of intimate partner violence. For staff to reach this aim, the program must have formal structures and processes in place to support such efforts. This study explored how low-barrier and voluntary service policies influenced staff practices and survivor empowerment. Low-barrier policies require that programs remove barriers that prevent survivors, particularly those who have mental health concerns and/or addictions, from being able to access services...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345438/evaluation-of-hepatic-glycogen-content-some-haematological-and-biochemical-parameters-of-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats-treated-with-combinations-of-glibenclamide-and-g-latifolium-extract
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Patrick E Aba
Background Diabetes is associated with both biochemical and haematological complications. Combination therapy has been advocated to mitigate some of these complications. Aim This study was designed to investigate the effects of glibenclamide and Gongronema latifolium (GL) on hepatic glycogen content and haemato-biochemical parameters. Methods Thirty male Wistar rats were assigned into five groups of six rats each. Groups 2-5 rats received intraperitoneally, 160 mg/kg of alloxan monohydrate while group 1 rats served as normal control...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344995/activation-of-human-cd141-and-cd1c-dendritic-cells-in-vivo-with-combined-tlr-3-and-tlr-7-8-ligation
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Frances E Pearson, Karshing Chang, Yoshihito Minoda, Ingrid M Leal Rojas, Oscar L Haigh, Ghazal Daraj, Kirsteen M Tullett, Kristen J Radford
Mice reconstituted with human hematopoietic stem cells are valuable models to study aspects of the human immune system in vivo. We describe a humanized mouse model (hu mice) in which fully functional human CD141+ and CD1c+ myeloid and CD123+ plasmacytoid dendritic cells (DC) develop from human cord blood CD34+ cells in immunodeficient mice. CD141+ DC are the human equivalents of murine CD8+ /CD103+ DC which are essential for the induction of tumor-inhibitory cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses, making them attractive targets to exploit for the development of new cancer immunotherapies...
January 18, 2018: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344406/research-protocol-investigating-the-feasibility-of-a-group-self-management-intervention-for-stroke-the-gusto-study
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Ella Clark, Nick S Ward, Gianluca Baio, Fiona Jones
Background: Life after stroke can be an ongoing struggle with over half of all survivors reporting unmet emotional and social needs. In the United Kingdom's (UK) national clinical guidelines for stroke, self-management is suggested as one approach which can support long-term needs. In the UK NHS, self-management interventions are delivered in various ways. Regardless of the delivery mechanism, a tailored approach and ways to integrate peer support are advocated. Group delivery offers a platform for peer support and has the potential to remain individualised...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343469/entrustable-professional-activities-a-useful-concept-for-neurology-education
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Holli Horak, Robert Englander, Diana Barratt, Jeff Kraakevik, Madhu Soni, Ezgi Tiryaki
Medical education is currently undergoing a paradigm shift from process-based to competency-based education, focused on measuring the desired competence of a physician. In an attempt to improve the assessment framework used for medical education, the concept of entrustable professional activities (EPAs) has gained traction. EPAs are defined as professional activities that can be entrusted to an individual in a clinical context. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) defined a set of 13 such EPAs to define the core of what all students should be able to do on day 1 of residency, regardless of specialty choice...
January 17, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343161/addressing-the-social-determinants-of-health-a-call-to-action-for-school-nurses
#20
Krista Schroeder, Susan Kohl Malone, Ellen McCabe, Terri Lipman
Social determinants of health (SDOH), the conditions in which children are born, grow, live, work or attend school, and age, impact child health and contribute to health disparities. School nurses must consider these factors as part of their clinical practice because they significantly and directly influence child well-being. We provide clinical guidance for addressing the SDOH when caring for children with three common health problems (obesity, insufficient sleep, and asthma). Given their unique role as school-based clinical experts, care coordinators, and student advocates, school nurses are well suited to serve as leaders in addressing SDOH...
January 1, 2018: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
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