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Punit Shah, Caroline Catmur, Geoffrey Bird
The way choices are framed influences decision-making. These "framing effects" emerge through the integration of emotional responses into decision-making under uncertainty. It was previously reported that susceptibility to the framing effect was reduced in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) due to a reduced tendency to incorporate emotional information into the decision-making process. However, recent research indicates that, where observed, emotional processing impairments in ASD may be due to co-occurring alexithymia...
2016: Molecular Autism
Naseer Iqbal, Mukesh Kumar, Pradeep Sharma, Satya Prakash Yadav, Punit Kaur, Sujata Sharma, Tej P Singh
Dehydroquinase (3-dehydroquinate dehydratase, DHQD, EC catalyzes the conversion of dehydroquinate to dehydroshikimate. DHQD from Acinetobacter baumannii (AbDHQD) was cloned, expressed and purified to homogeneity. The binding studies showed that two compounds quinic acid and citrazinic acid bound to AbDHQD at micromolar concentrations. AbDHQD was crystallized using 30% PEG-3350, 50mM tris-HCl and 1.0M MgSO4 at PH 8.0. Crystals of AbDHQD were stabilized with 25% glycerol for data collection at 100K...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Sameer Bakhshi, Sainath Bhethanabhotla, Rakesh Kumar, Krishankant Agarwal, Punit Sharma, Sanjay Thulkar, Arun Malhotra, Deepa Dhawan, Sreenivas Vishnubhatla
BACKGROUND: Data about significance of (18)F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) at interim assessment and end of treatment in pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are limited. METHODS: Patients (≤18 years) with HL were prospectively evaluated with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) and PET combined with low-dose CT(PET-CT) at baseline, post 2 cycles of chemotherapy and post completion of treatment. Revised international working group criteria (RIW) and Deauville (DA) five point-scale for response assessment by PET-CT were used...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Joshua N Hook, David Boan, Don E Davis, Jamie D Aten, John M Ruiz, Thomas Maryon
Hospital safety culture is an integral part of providing high quality care for patients, as well as promoting a safe and healthy environment for healthcare workers. In this article, we explore the extent to which cultural humility, which involves openness to cultural diverse individuals and groups, is related to hospital safety culture. A sample of 2011 hospital employees from four hospitals completed measures of organizational cultural humility and hospital safety culture. Higher perceptions of organizational cultural humility were associated with higher levels of general perceptions of hospital safety, as well as more positive ratings on non-punitive response to error (i...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Jasmyn S Abrams, Savannah E Howe, Nathalie Becerra, Punit Kohli, Vjollca Konjufca
In this work we report a protocol for synthesizing nano-size ovalbumin-functionalized polydiacetylene (PDA) liposomes (LP-Ova). We show that LP-Ova administered per-orally (p.o.) and subcutaneously (s.c.), without the use of adjuvants, induces high serum IgG1 titers. As reported previously using polystyrene nanoparticles (NPs), p.o.-primed mice developed high titers of IgG2c and intestinal IgA following s.c. boosting immunization with LP-Ova. In contrast, mice that received a single s.c. immunization with LP-Ova did not develop serum IgG2c or intestinal IgA antibodies...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Xingwang Jia, Jing Chen, Shisheng Sun, Weiming Yang, Shuang Yang, Punit Shah, Naseruddin Hoti, Bob Veltri, Hui Zhang
Clinical management of prostate cancer remains a significant challenge due to the lack of available tests for guiding treatment decisions. The blood Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test has facilitated early detection and intervention of prostate cancer. However, blood PSA levels are less effective in distinguishing aggressively from indolent prostate cancers and other benign prostatic diseases. Thus, the development of novel approaches specific for prostate cancer that can differentiate aggressively from indolent disease remains an urgent medical need...
October 17, 2016: Proteomics
Kenneth J Woodside, Randall S Sung
Transplantation is one of the most highly regulated fields in health care. An important component of transplant oversight is the performance assessment of transplant centers as measured by 1-year patient and graft survival outcomes. The use of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients flagging mechanism for quality improvement as criteria for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services certification has resulted in greater importance in transplant program operations...
September 2016: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Punit Gupta, Siya Sethi, Mayuri Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Punit Gupta, Siya Sethi, Mayuri Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Punit Gupta, Siya Sethi, Mayuri Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
W M Macharia, C M Muteshi, S Z Wanyonyi, A M Mukaindo, A Ismail, H Ekea, A Abdallah, J M Tole, A K Ngugi
BACKGROUND: Information on adverse events (AEs) in hospitalised patients in developing countries is scanty. OBJECTIVE: To compare the magnitude and characteristics of inpatient AEs in a tertiary, not-for-profit healthcare facility in Kenya, using medical records review and incident reporting. METHODS: Estimation of prevalence was done using incidents reported in 2010 from a random sample of medical records for hospital admissions. Nurse reviewers used 18 screening criteria, followed by physician reviewers to confirm occurrence...
September 8, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Sarah L O'Dor, Damion J Grasso, Danielle Forbes, John E Bates, Kimberly J McCarthy, Lauren S Wakschlag, Margaret J Briggs-Gowan
Elucidating the complex mechanisms by which harsh parenting increases risk of child psychopathology is key to targeted prevention. This requires nuanced methods that capture the varied perceptions and experiences of diverse families. The Family Socialization Interview-Revised (FSI-R), adapted from an interview developed by Dodge et al. (Child Development, 65, 649-665, 1994), is a comprehensive, semi-structured interview for characterizing methods of parental discipline used with young children. The FSI-R coding system systematically rates parenting style, usual discipline techniques, and most intense physical and psychological discipline based on rater judgment across two eras: (1) birth to the previous year, and (2) the previous year to present...
October 7, 2016: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
Egdda Patricia Vanegas, Ángela Patricia Acosta, Claudia Patricia Vaca González, José Julián López Gutiérrez, Laura Angélica Pineda, Javier Humberto Guzmán, Alejandro Gaviria, Fernando Ruiz
The use of drugs for unregistered indications, known as "off-label" use, is a practice that creates problems of rational use and access when other options are not available. Health systems should address this situation, particularly in connection with decisions concerning coverage, while trying to minimize health risks and clearly define the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved. Colombia's Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MinSalud), together with the National University of Colombia and national experts, developed a proposal for a model for managing drugs being used for unregistered indications (off-label) and their potential reimbursement with public resources, taking into account international practices and country characteristics...
May 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
Alekhya Mandali, V Srinivasa Chakravarthy
Everyday, we encounter situations where available choices are nearly equally rewarding (high conflict) calling for some tough decision making. Experimental recordings showed that the activity of Sub Thalamic Nucleus (STN) increases during such situations providing the extra time needed to make the right decision, teasing apart the most rewarding choice from the runner up closely trailing behind. This prolonged deliberation necessary for decision making under high conflict was absent in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients who underwent Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery of STN...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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Youth incarceration is an international public health concern among developed and developing countries. Worldwide, youth are held in incarceration, detention, and other secure settings that are inappropriate for their age and developmental stages, jeopardizing their prosocial development, and reintegration into society. Youth incarceration lacks evidence and cost-effectiveness. The well-being of youth is a key indicator of the welfare of families, communities, and society at large; therefore, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) supports a paradigm shift in the role of the justice system as it relates to treatment of youth...
October 2016: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
Priyanka Punit Kedia, Gayatri Ravikumar, Suravi Mohanty, Julian Crasta, Elizabeth Vallikad
BACKGROUND: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare and poorly understood clinicopathological entity characterized by gelatinous ascites with neoplastic or non-neoplastic mucinous implants in the peritoneum. Although its origin was debated, current evidence in literature favours the appendix as the origin of the disease, over the ovaries. The changing terminologies in the classification of this entity pose diagnostic and management challenges. CASE REPORTS: Herein, we report three cases of PMP in postmenopausal women, their clinical presentation, pathological staging based on the peritoneal tumor deposits and the treatment administered...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Kelley Lee, Natalia Carrillo Botero, Thomas Novotny
BACKGROUND: Deforestation due to tobacco farming began to raise concerns in the mid 1970s. Over the next 40 years, tobacco growing increased significantly and shifted markedly to low- and middle-income countries. The percentage of deforestation caused by tobacco farming reached 4 % globally by the early 2000s, although substantially higher in countries such as China (18 %), Zimbabwe (20 %), Malawi (26 %) and Bangladesh (>30 %). Transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) have argued that tobacco-attributable deforestation is not a serious problem, and that the industry has addressed the issue through corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives...
2016: Globalization and Health
Janet Hoek, Katie Smith
BACKGROUND: While increasing the excise tax applied to tobacco products reduces consumption and smoking prevalence, it may also cause hardship among smokers who do not quit. We explored how smokers living on a low income respond to increasing tobacco excise taxes. METHODS: Using a social justice perspective, we explored the increasing costs of tobacco with a sample of 27 adult smokers who live below the poverty line (i.e., with an income less than 60% of the median New Zealand income)...
September 14, 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
Dominika Vrbnjak, Suzanne Denieffe, Claire O'Gorman, Majda Pajnkihar
OBJECTIVE: To explore barriers to nurses' reporting of medication errors and near misses in hospital settings. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: Medline, CINAHL, PubMed and Cochrane Library in addition to Google and Google Scholar and reference lists of relevant studies published in English between January 1981 and April 2015 were searched for relevant qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods empirical studies or unpublished PhD theses...
November 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
E Rely Vîlcică
The decision to grant conditional release from prison (aka the parole decision) has been largely neglected in the contemporary criminological literature, despite its critical implications. The current study, conducted in Pennsylvania, United States, tests for punitive themes in parole decision making by examining the impact of several measures reflective of punishment satisfaction on the decision to grant release to eligible parole candidates. The results indicate that the amount of time served in relation to the original punishment does not predict parole decisions but the nature of the original offense does...
September 15, 2016: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
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