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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538692/exploring-anti-prion-glyco-based-and-aromatic-scaffolds-a-chemical-strategy-for-the-quality-of-life
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María Teresa Blázquez-Sánchez, Ana M de Matos, Amélia P Rauter
Prion diseases are fatal neurodegenerative disorders caused by protein misfolding and aggregation, affecting the brain progressively and consequently the quality of life. Alzheimer's is also a protein misfolding disease, causing dementia in over 40 million people worldwide. There are no therapeutics able to cure these diseases. Cellular prion protein is a high-affinity binding partner of amyloid β (Aβ) oligomers, the most toxic species in Alzheimer's pathology. These findings motivate the development of new chemicals for a better understanding of the events involved...
May 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538580/what-s-new-in-cleft-palate-and-velopharyngeal-dysfunction-management
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Sanjay Naran, Matthew Ford, Joseph E Losee
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Have a clear understanding of the evolution of concepts of velopharyngeal dysfunction, especially as it relates to patients with a cleft palate. 2. Explain the subjective and objective evaluation of speech in children with velopharyngeal dysfunction. 3. On the basis of these diagnostic findings, be able to classify types of velopharyngeal dysfunction. 4. Develop a safe, evidence-based, patient-customized treatment plan for velopharyngeal dysfunction founded on objective considerations...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538163/metabolic-signatures-of-t-cells-and-macrophages-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Cornelia M Weyand, Markus Zeisbrich, Jörg J Goronzy
In most autoimmune diseases, a decade-long defect in self-tolerance eventually leads to clinically relevant, tissue-destructive inflammatory disease. The pathogenic potential of chronic persistent immune responses during the pre-clinical and clinical phase is ultimately linked to the bioenergetic fitness of innate and adaptive immune cells. Chronic immune cell stimulation, high cellular turn-over, structural damage to the host tissue and maladaptive wound healing, all require a reliable supply of nutrients, oxygen, and biosynthetic precursors...
May 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538110/the-effect-of-individual-movements-and-interventions-on-the-spread-of-influenza-in-long-term-care-facilities
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Mehdi Najafi, Marek Laskowski, Pieter T de Boer, Evelyn Williams, Ayman Chit, Seyed M Moghadas
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial influenza poses a serious risk among residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs). OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the effect of resident and staff movements and contact patterns on the outcomes of various intervention strategies for influenza control in an LTCF. METHODS: We collected contact frequency data in Canada's largest veterans' LTCF by enroling residents and staff into a study that tracked their movements through wireless tags and signal receivers...
May 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535264/the-impact-of-the-physical-environment-on-depressive-symptoms-of-older-residents-living-in-care-homes-a-mixed-methods-study
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Rachel Potter, Bart Sheehan, Rebecca Cain, James Griffin, Paul A Jennings
Background and Objectives: Forty percent of residents living in care homes in the United Kingdom have significant depressive symptoms. Care homes can appear to be depressing places, but whether the physical environment of homes directly affects depression in care home residents is unknown. This study explores the relationship between the physical environment and depressive symptoms of older people living in care homes. Research Design and Methods: In a prospective cohort study the physical environment of 50 care homes were measured using the Sheffield Care Environment Assessment Matrix (SCEAM) and depressive symptoms of 510 residents measured using the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15)...
May 23, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535108/the-effects-of-occupational-stress-work-centrality-self-efficacy-and-job-satisfaction-on-intent-to-quit-among-long-term-care-workers-in-korea
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Jeongkyu Park, Seokwon Yoon, Sung Seek Moon, Kyoung Hag Lee, Jueun Park
A large and growing elderly Koreans with chronic conditions necessitates an increase in long-term care. This study is aimed at investigating the effects of occupational stress, work-centrality, self-efficacy, and job satisfaction on intent to leave among long-term care workers in Korea. We tested hypothesized structural equation model predicting the intention to quit among long-term care workers in Korea. Survey data were collected from 532 long-term care workers in Seoul, Korea. Results showed that occupational stress was positively associated with intention to leave the job...
May 23, 2017: Home Health Care Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534935/effect-of-fasudil-on-cognitive-function-following-status-convulsion-in-rats
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Rong He, Wei Han, Xiaojie Song, Xiaoju Tang, Li Cheng, Li Jiang
Fasudil has been demonstrated to possess a protective effect in neural injury; however, its protective effect on convulsive brain injury remains to be assessed. The aim of the present study was to investigate the latent mechanism and effect of fasudil on cognitive function following status convulsion (SC) in rats. Initially, to determine the effects of SC, the expression levels of Ras homolog gene family, member A (RhoA)/Rho‑associated protein kinase (ROCK) signaling pathway‑associated proteins were measured by western blot analysis in 16 rats...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534311/scale-space-for-empty-catheter-segmentation-in-pci-fluoroscopic-images
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Ketan Bacchuwar, Jean Cousty, Régis Vaillant, Laurent Najman
PURPOSE: In this article, we present a method for empty guiding catheter segmentation in fluoroscopic X-ray images. The guiding catheter, being a commonly visible landmark, its segmentation is an important and a difficult brick for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) procedure modeling. METHODS: In number of clinical situations, the catheter is empty and appears as a low contrasted structure with two parallel and partially disconnected edges. To segment it, we work on the level-set scale-space of image, the min tree, to extract curve blobs...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534237/the-buffet-program-development-of-a-cognitive-behavioral-treatment-for-selective-eating-in-youth-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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REVIEW
Emily S Kuschner, Hannah E Morton, Brenna B Maddox, Ashley de Marchena, Laura Gutermuth Anthony, Judy Reaven
Selective eating (often referred to as "picky" eating) is common in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the lifespan. Behavioral interventions are widely used to treat selective eating; however, most of these programs are time intensive, have not been evaluated for use in outpatient settings, and do not typically include youth beyond early childhood. Despite the functional impact and risk for negative outcomes associated with selective eating, there are no empirically supported treatments available for older children, adolescents, or adults, either with or without ASD...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534215/-acute-haematogenous-osteomyelitis-in-children-diagnostic-algorithm-and-treatment-strategies
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M Willegger, A Kolb, R Windhager, C Chiari
Acute haematogenous osteomyelitis (AHO) in children is a severe condition. A delay in diagnosis and insufficient treatment may result in deformities, chronicity and sepsis. Therefore a structured diagnostic workup has to be followed in order to diagnose or rule out osteomyelitis. To identify the causative agent for targeted antibiotic treatment, a bone biopsy or puncture should be performed. However, approximately 25% of cases are culture-negative even after biopsy. The knowledge of the typical age-dependent bacterial spectrum is essential for empirical antibiotic therapy...
May 22, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532887/the-influence-of-walking-aids-on-the-plasticity-of-spinal-interneuronal-networks-central-pattern-generators-and-the-recovery-of-gait-post-stroke-a-literature-review-and-scholarly-discussion
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Clare C Maguire, Judith M Sieben, Robert A de Bie
BACKGROUND: Many aspects of post-stroke gait-rehabilitation are based on low-level evidence or expert opinion. Neuroscientific principles are often not considered when evaluating the impact of interventions. The use of walking-aids including canes and rollators, although widely used for long periods, has primarily been investigated to assess the immediate kinetic, kinematic or physiological effects. The long-term impact on neural structures und functions remains unclear. METHODS: A literature review of the function of and factors affecting plasticity of spinal interneuronal-networks and central-pattern-generators (CPG) in healthy and post-stroke patients...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532685/nitroxide-4-hydroxy-2-2-6-6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl-tempol-inhibits-the-reductase-activity-of-protein-disulfide-isomerase-via-covalent-binding-to-the-cys400-residue-on-cxxc-redox-motif-at-the-a-active-site
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Gérsika Bitencourt Santos, Lucia Gonzalez-Perilli, Mauricio Mastrogiovanni, Adrián Aicardo, Cláudio Daniel Cerdeira, Andrés Trostchansky, Maísa Ribeiro Pereira Lima Brigagão
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Oxidative stress arising from inflammatory processes is a serious cause of cell and tissue damage. Tempol is an efficient antioxidant with superoxide dismutase-like activity. The purpose of this paper is to address the inhibition of protein disulfide isomerase (PDI), an essential redox chaperone whose active sites contain the Cys-Gly-His-Cys (CXXC) motif, by the nitroxide Tempol. RESULTS: In the presence of Tempol (5-120 μM), the reductase activity of PDI was reversibly affected both in vitro and in activated mice neutrophils, with an IC50 of 22...
May 19, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532659/two-year-healthy-eating-outcomes-an-rct-in-afterschool-programs
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Michael W Beets, R Glenn Weaver, Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Jennifer Huberty, Justin B Moore, Dianne S Ward, Darcy A Freedman, Aaron Beighle
INTRODUCTION: Across the U.S., afterschool programs (ASPs, 3:00pm-6:00pm) are trying to achieve nationally endorsed nutrition standards (Healthy Eating Standards) calling for fruits/vegetables and water to be served every day, while eliminating sugar-sweetened beverages and foods. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the 2-year changes in the types of foods and beverages served during a community-based intervention designed to achieve the Healthy Eating Standards. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized delayed treatment trial with an immediate (1-year baseline and 2-year intervention) or delayed (2-year baseline and 1-year intervention) group...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532514/course-of-serum-amyloid-a-saa-plasma-concentrations-in-horses-undergoing-surgery-for-injuries-penetrating-synovial-structures-an-observational-clinical-study
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Eva Haltmayer, Ilse Schwendenwein, Theresia F Licka
BACKGROUND: Injuries penetrating synovial structures are common in equine practice and often result in septic synovitis. Significantly increased plasma levels of serum amyloid A (SAA) have been found in various infectious conditions in horses including wounds and septic arthritis. Plasma SAA levels were found to decrease rapidly once the infectious stimulus was eliminated. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the usefulness of serial measurements of plasma SAA as a monitoring tool for the response to treatment of horses presented with injuries penetrating synovial structures...
May 22, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532480/medication-adherence-perspectives-in-haemodialysis-patients-a-qualitative-study
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Saurav Ghimire, Ronald L Castelino, Matthew D Jose, Syed Tabish R Zaidi
BACKGROUND: End-stage kidney disease patients undergoing haemodialysis are prescribed with multiple complex regimens and are predisposed to high risk of medication nonadherence. The aims of this study were to explore factors associated with medication adherence, and, to examine the differential perspectives on medication-taking behaviour shown by adherent and nonadherent haemodialysis patients. METHODS: A qualitative exploratory design was used. One-on-one semi-structured interviews were conducted with 30 haemodialysis patients at the outpatient dialysis facility in Hobart, Australia...
May 22, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532442/an-integrated-enhancement-and-reconstruction-strategy-for-the-quantitative-extraction-of-actin-stress-fibers-from-fluorescence-micrographs
#16
Zhen Zhang, Shumin Xia, Pakorn Kanchanawong
BACKGROUND: The stress fibers are prominent organization of actin filaments that perform important functions in cellular processes such as migration, polarization, and traction force generation, and whose collective organization reflects the physiological and mechanical activities of the cells. Easily visualized by fluorescence microscopy, the stress fibers are widely used as qualitative descriptors of cell phenotypes. However, due to the complexity of the stress fibers and the presence of other actin-containing cellular features, images of stress fibers are relatively challenging to quantitatively analyze using previously developed approaches, requiring significant user intervention...
May 22, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532433/partnering-with-women-collectives-for-delivering-essential-women-s-nutrition-interventions-in-tribal-areas-of-eastern-india-a-scoping-study
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Vani Sethi, Arti Bhanot, Surbhi Bhalla, Sourav Bhattacharjee, Abner Daniel, Deepika Mehrish Sharma, Rajkumar Gope, Saba Mebrahtu
BACKGROUND: We examined the feasibility of engaging women collectives in delivering a package of women's nutrition messages/services as a funded stakeholder in three tribal-dominated districts of Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh States, in eastern India. These districts have high prevalence of child stunting and poor government service outreach. METHODS: Conducted between July 2014 and March 2015, an exploratory mix-methods design was adopted (review of coverage data and government reports, field interviews and focus group discussion with multiple stakeholders and intended communities) to assess coverage of women's nutrition services...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532426/measuring-health-workers-motivation-composition-validation-of-a-scale-based-on-self-determination-theory-in-burkina-faso
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Julia Lohmann, Aurélia Souares, Justin Tiendrebéogo, Nathalie Houlfort, Paul Jacob Robyn, Serge M A Somda, Manuela De Allegri
BACKGROUND: Although motivation of health workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has become a topic of increasing interest by policy makers and researchers in recent years, many aspects are not well understood to date. This is partly due to a lack of appropriate measurement instruments. This article presents evidence on the construct validity of a psychometric scale developed to measure motivation composition, i.e., the extent to which motivation of different origin within and outside of a person contributes to their overall work motivation...
May 22, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532401/risk-reassurance-and-routine-a-qualitative-study-of-narrative-understandings-of-the-potential-for-hiv-self-testing-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-england
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T Charles Witzel, Peter Weatherburn, Alison J Rodger, Adam H Bourne, Fiona M Burns
BACKGROUND: HIV testing has seen a rapid evolution over the last decade with multiple modalities now in use globally. In recent years HIV self-testing (HIVST) has been legalised in the UK paving the way for further expansion of testing. Interventions are delivered in particular social contexts which shape uptake. It is therefore important to understand how novel interventions are likely to be received by their intended users. This study aims to understand how HIVST compliments existing testing strategies considered or adopted by men who have sex with men (MSM)...
May 22, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532342/development-and-testing-of-the-questionnaire-cec-61-knowledge-about-cervical-cancer-in-chilean-adolescents
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María Teresa Urrutia, Macarena Gajardo, Oslando Padilla
Despite a clear association between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, knowledge in adolescent populations regarding the disease and methods for its detection and prevention is deficient. The aim of this study was to develop and test a new questionnaire concerning knowledge on cervical cancer. An instrument was developed and validated to measure knowledge in 226 Chilean adolescents between April and June 2011. Content validity, construct validity, and reliability analysis of the instrument were performed...
May 22, 2017: Women & Health
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