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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651406/-survival-time-of-newly-diagnosed-hiv-aids-cases-and-related-factors-in-china-2010
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H L Tang, J Li, J Han, J Xu, Y R Mao
Objective: To analyze the survival time of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases and related factors in China in 2010. Methods: The reporting cards and follow-up cards of HIV/AIDS cases reported as of 31 December 2015 were collected from national AIDS information system. The newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in 2010 were selected. The information of follow-up intervention, CD(4+)T cells (CD(4)) testing, antiretroviral treatment and mortality of the cases from 2010 to 2015 were analyzed. Life table method was applied to calculate the survival probability...
May 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650837/heterogeneous-face-recognition-by-margin-based-cross-modality-metric-learning
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Jing Huo, Yang Gao, Yinghuan Shi, Wanqi Yang, Hujun Yin
Heterogeneous face recognition deals with matching face images from different modalities or sources. The main challenge lies in cross-modal differences and variations and the goal is to make cross-modality separation among subjects. A margin-based cross-modality metric learning (MCM²L) method is proposed to address the problem. A cross-modality metric is defined in a common subspace where samples of two different modalities are mapped and measured. The objective is to learn such metrics that satisfy the following two constraints...
June 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648723/a-protocol-for-the-simultaneous-identification-of-chitin-containing-particles-and-their-associated-bacteria
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Florencia Biancalana, Germán A Kopprio, Rubén J Lara, Cecilia Alonso
Chitin is the second most abundant polymer on Earth, playing a crucial role in the biogeochemical cycles. A core issue for studying its processing in aquatic systems is the identification and enumeration of chitin-containing particles and organisms, ideally in a manner that can be directly linked to bulk chitin quantification. The aim of this study was the development of such a technique. We successfully combined the methodology of bulk chitin determination using wheat germ agglutinin (FITC-WGA) for staining chitin-containing particles and organisms along with CARD-FISH staining of either chitin-containing eukaryotic cells or bacteria associated with them...
June 7, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647922/comparison-of-quality-of-chest-compressions-during-training-of-laypersons-using-push-heart-and-little-anne-manikins-using-blinded-cprcards
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Shota Tanaka, Alexander E White, Ryo Sagisaka, Guanseng Chong, Eileen Ng, Jinny Seow, Nurul Asyikin Mj, Hideharu Tanaka, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
BACKGROUND: Mass Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training using less expensive and easily portable manikins is one way to increase the number of trained laypeople in a short time. The easy-to-carry, low-cost CPR training model called Push Heart (PH) is widely used in Japan. The aim of this study was to examine if PH can achieve chest compression quality that is similar to that using more conventional Little Anne (LA) manikins for training laypersons. METHODS: This prospective randomized crossover study was done during routine community CPR training of laypersons in Singapore...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647493/associations-between-the-dbh-gene-plasma-dopamine-%C3%AE-hydroxylase-activity-and-cognitive-measures-in-han-chinese-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Zuoli Sun, Yun Ma, Wenbiao Li, Jing He, Jun Li, Xue Yang, Peixian Mao, Joseph F Cubells, Yilang Tang
The dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE) systems modulate cognitive function. Dopamine β-hydroxylase (DβH) converts DA to NE, and its activity is under strong genetic control. This study examines the association of plasma DβH (pDβH) activity, DBH gene polymorphisms (-1021C>T, rs1611115 and 444G>A, rs1108580) and cognitive deficits in Han Chinese patients with schizophrenia. We assessed pDβH activity and cognitive function using the Verbal Fluency Test (VFT), Trail Making Test (TMT) A-B, Stroop color-word test and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) in 200 patients with schizophrenia before and after 8weeks of antipsychotic treatment (96 patients completed assessments at baseline and post-treatment)...
June 21, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646098/head-injuries-in-professional-male-football-soccer-over-13-years-29-lower-incidence-rates-after-a-rule-change-red-card
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Florian Beaudouin, Karen Aus der Fünten, Tobias Tröß, Claus Reinsberger, Tim Meyer
BACKGROUND: Absolute numbers of head injuries in football (soccer) are considerable because of its high popularity and the large number of players. In 2006 a rule was changed to reduce head injuries. Players were given a red card (sent off) for intentional elbow-head contact. AIMS: To describe the head injury mechanism and examine the effect of the rule change. METHODS: Based on continuously recorded data from the German football magazine "kicker", a database of all head injuries in the 1(st) German Male Bundesliga was generated comprising seasons 2000/01-2012/13...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644680/exploring-the-factor-structure-of-the-social-cognition-and-object-relations-global-rating-method-support-for-two-and-three-factor-models
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Caleb J Siefert, Michelle Stein, Jenelle Slavin-Mulford, Greg Haggerty, Samuel J Sinclair, Danielle Funke, Mark A Blais
The Social Cognition and Object Relations Scales-Global Rating Method (SCORS-G) contains 8 scales for coding narrative content. This study explores the factor structure of this measure using college (n = 171), outpatient (n = 239), and inpatient (n = 78) samples. Participants told stories to the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT; Murray, 1943) cards. Stories were transcribed and coded by blind raters using the SCORS-G. Cases were randomly assigned to an exploratory or validation group. Exploratory factor analysis with the exploratory group suggested 2- and 3-factor models...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Personality Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641486/advances-in-meta-analysis-methodologies-contribute-to-advances-in-research-accumulation-comments-on-cheung-hong-and-johnson-et-al
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Noel A Card
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: Health Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641115/feature-integration-drives-probabilistic-behavior-in-the-drosophila-escape-response
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Catherine R von Reyn, Aljoscha Nern, W Ryan Williamson, Patrick Breads, Ming Wu, Shigehiro Namiki, Gwyneth M Card
Animals rely on dedicated sensory circuits to extract and encode environmental features. How individual neurons integrate and translate these features into behavioral responses remains a major question. Here, we identify a visual projection neuron type that conveys predator approach information to the Drosophila giant fiber (GF) escape circuit. Genetic removal of this input during looming stimuli reveals that it encodes angular expansion velocity, whereas other input cell type(s) encode angular size. Motor program selection and timing emerge from linear integration of these two features within the GF...
June 21, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639131/mirna-signature-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-vascularization-how-the-controls-can-influence-the-signature
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Silvia Fittipaldi, Francesco Vasuri, Sonia Bonora, Alessio Degiovanni, Giacomo Santandrea, Alessandro Cucchetti, Laura Gramantieri, Luigi Bolondi, Antonia D'Errico
BACKGROUND: miRNA deregulation and vascular modifications constitute promising predictors in the study of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In the literature, the relative miRNA abundance in HCC is usually determined using as control non-matched tumoral tissue, healthy liver, or cirrhotic liver. However, a common standard RNA control for the normalization toward the tissue gene expression was not settled yet. AIM: To assess the differences existing in the quantitative miRNA gene expression in HCC on tissue according to two different liver controls...
June 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638416/corrigendum-to-detection-of-gastrointestinal-pathogens-from-stool-samples-on-hemoccult-cards-by-multiplex-pcr
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Martin Alberer, Nicklas Schlenker, Malkin Bauer, Kerstin Helfrich, Carolin Mengele, Thomas Löscher, Hans Dieter Nothdurft, Gisela Bretzel, Marcus Beissner
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2017/3472537.].
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638206/effect-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-cigarette-smoking-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Wanli Huang, Fang Shen, Jiangtao Zhang, Baoping Xing
BACKGROUND: The high smoking rate among patients with schizophrenia is an important public health problem, and researchers have been studying how to change the status quo. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effects of high frequency (10Hz) repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on the amount of cigarette smoking in patients with schizophrenia. METHOD: This study enrolled 37 male patients with schizophrenia who were at a stable stage of treatment...
December 25, 2016: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637521/rapid-improvement-in-beliefs-mood-and-performance-following-an-experimental-success-experience-in-an-analogue-test-of-recovery-oriented-cognitive-therapy
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P M Grant, D Perivoliotis, L Luther, K Bredemeier, A T Beck
BACKGROUND: Negative symptoms significantly contribute to disability and lack of community participation for low functioning individuals with schizophrenia. Cognitive therapy has been shown to improve negative symptoms and functional outcome in this population. Elucidation of the mechanisms of the therapy would lead to a better understanding of negative symptoms and the development of more effective interventions to promote recovery. The objective of this study was to determine (1) whether guided success at a card-sorting task will produce improvement in defeatist beliefs, positive beliefs about the self, mood, and card-sorting performance, and (2) whether these changes in beliefs and mood predict improvements in unguided card-sorting...
June 22, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636617/backup-development-and-evaluation-of-a-smart-phone-application-for-coping-with-suicidal-crises
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Kirsten Pauwels, Saskia Aerts, Ekke Muijzers, Eva De Jaegere, Kees van Heeringen, Gwendolyn Portzky
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major public health issue and has large impact on the lives of many people. Innovative technologies such as smartphones could create new possibilities for suicide prevention, such as helping to overcome the barriers and stigma on help seeking in case of suicidal ideation. Due to their omnipresence, smartphone apps can offer suicide prevention tools very fast, they are easily-accessible, low-threshold and can help overcome some of the help-seeking barriers suicidal people experience...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635157/longitudinal-study-on-the-use-of-dried-blood-spots-for-home-monitoring-in-children-after-kidney-transplantation
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A Al-Uzri, K A Freeman, Jordan Wade, K Clark, L A Bleyle, M Munar, D R Koop
The use of DBSs for home monitoring has been limited due to unsatisfactory blood sampling and analytical difficulties. The aim of this longitudinal feasibility trial was to assess the utility of DBS to monitor TAC and Cr at home in transplant recipients. A total of 30 participants (2-21 years, mean±SD, 13.6±5.4 year) were enrolled over 12 months. Eighteen were males. Monthly DBS samples were obtained at home and mailed to the central laboratory for analysis of TAC and Cr. Nineteen patients completed the study, and 216 cards were received in the laboratory from a total of 279 cards expected, with 416/519 (80%) blood spots being suitable for analysis...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634218/high-quality-statin-trials-support-the-2013-acc-aha-cholesterol-guidelines-after-hope-3-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Martin B Mortensen, Matthew J Budoff, Dong Li, Khurram Nasir, Michael J Blaha, Veit Sandfort, Carlos J Rodriguez, Pamela Ouyang, Erling Falk
The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guideline on cholesterol treatment to prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) has been criticized for lowering the risk thresholds for primary prevention with statin therapy. Although the ≥ 7.5% (class I) and ≥ 5% (class IIa) 10-year ASCVD risk thresholds were identified as new indications for treatment by extrapolating results obtained in randomized controlled trials (RCT) of statin therapy, results from population-based European cohorts indicate that >30% of individuals eligible for statin therapy by class I recommendations do not have RCT data supporting statin efficacy...
June 20, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634216/respecting-patient-choices-using-the-go-wish-cards-as-a-teaching-tool
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Hibah Osman, Katia El Jurdi, Ramzi Sabra, Thalia Arawi
BACKGROUND: Individuals have different values and priorities that can have an important impact on their medical management. Understanding this concept can help physicians provide medical care that is in line with the goals of their patients. Communicating this message effectively to students is challenging. OBJECTIVE: To report our experience with using Go Wish cards in the medical education setting. DESIGN: A thematic analysis of student reflection papers using grounded theory...
June 20, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632835/-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-directly-from-positive-blood-cultures-using-the-vitek-2-system-comparison-of-two-rapid-protocols
#18
Lorena Porte, Francesca Gattini, Carmen Varela, Thomas Weitzel
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing using Vitek® 2 (bioMérieux) cards inoculated directly from positive blood cultures was compared with the standard method for gramnegative rods. Two different protocols for the inoculum preparation were evaluated. Protocol 2 was faster and easier to perform. Rapid susceptibility testing was accurate and reduced time to results in 24 h.
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631992/validity-of-a-verbal-incidental-learning-measure-from-the-wais-iv-in-older-adults
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Dustin B Hammers, Amanda M Kucera, Stephanie J Card, Kathryn A Tolle, Taylor J Atkinson, Kevin Duff, Robert J Spencer
Incidental memory may reflect a form of learning in everyday life, although it is not consistently evaluated during standard neuropsychological evaluations. Further validation of a recently created measure of verbal Incidental Learning (IL) from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV is necessary to understand the utility of such a measure in clinical settings. Sixty-eight adults aged 50 to 89 were recruited from a Cognitive Disorders Clinic while receiving a standard neuropsychological assessment, along with two additional measures of IL...
March 2, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630948/near-theoretical-gigabit-link-efficiency-for-distributed-data-acquisition-systems
#20
Faisal T Abu-Nimeh, Woon-Seng Choong
Link efficiency, data integrity, and continuity for high-throughput and real-time systems is crucial. Most of these applications require specialized hardware and operating systems as well as extensive tuning in order to achieve high efficiency. Here, we present an implementation of gigabit Ethernet data streaming which can achieve 99.26% link efficiency while maintaining no packet losses. The design and implementation are built on OpenPET, an opensource data acquisition platform for nuclear medical imaging, where (a) a crate hosting multiple OpenPET detector boards uses a User Datagram Protocol over Internet Protocol (UDP/IP) Ethernet soft-core, that is capable of understanding PAUSE frames, to stream data out to a computer workstation; (b) the receiving computer uses Netmap to allow the processing software (i...
March 2017: IEEE transactions on radiation and plasma medical sciences
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