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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944166/interculturalism-in-the-post-multicultural-debate-a-defence
#1
Ricard Zapata-Barrero
The main purpose of this article is to formulate a defence of the emerging intercultural policy paradigm for the benefit of those who are still somewhat reluctant to accept its proper place within the current migration-related diversity policy debate. My defence will take two main lines of argumentation: Firstly, I will state that the increasing intensity of the intercultural policy paradigm must be placed in the present-day post-multicultural period, which recognizes the strengths ​​of the multicultural policy paradigm but also the limits to its process for recognizing differences...
2017: Comparative Migration Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944105/tumor-immunology-viewed-from-alternative-animal-models-the-xenopus-story
#2
Maureen Banach, Jacques Robert
A PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nonmammalian comparative animal models are important not only to gain fundamental evolutionary understanding of the complex interactions of tumors with the immune system, but also to better predict the applicability of novel immunotherapeutic approaches to humans. After reviewing recent advances in developing alternative models, we focus on the amphibian Xenopus laevis and its usefulness in deciphering the perplexing roles of MHC class I-like molecules and innate (i)T cells in tumor immunity...
March 2017: Current Pathobiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943979/a-qualitative-study-on-pharmacists-perception-on-integrating-pharmacists-into-private-general-practitioner-s-clinics-in-malaysia
#3
Pui S Saw, Lisa Nissen, Christopher Freeman, Pei S Wong, Vivienne Mak
BACKGROUND: Private general practitioners in Malaysia largely operates as solo practices - prescribing and supplying medications to patients directly from their clinics, thus posing risk of medication-related problems to consumers. A pharmacy practice reform that integrates pharmacists into primary healthcare clinics can be a potential initiative to promote quality use of medication. This model of care is a novel approach in Malaysia and research in the local context is required, especially from the perspectives of pharmacists...
July 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942550/esc-position-paper-on-cardiovascular-toxicity-of-cancer-treatments-challenges-and-expectations
#4
Emanuel Raschi, Igor Diemberger, Benilde Cosmi, Fabrizio De Ponti
The recent position paper of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on cardiovascular toxicity of cancer treatments has attracted considerable interest by healthcare professionals, since it is the first concrete help in the difficult task of monitoring and approaching cardiovascular side effects of anticancer treatments. The ESC expert opinion was not intended as a clinical practice guideline; however, it reports major cardiovascular complications grouped into nine categories, addressing current clinical strategies for prevention and mitigation...
September 23, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942512/altered-endothelial-nitric-oxide-signaling-as-a-paradigm-for-maternal-vascular-maladaptation-in-preeclampsia
#5
REVIEW
George Osol, Nga Ling Ko, Maurizio Mandalà
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to present the newest insights into what we view as a central failure of cardiovascular adaptation in preeclampsia (PE) by focusing on one clinically significant manifestation of maternal endothelial dysfunction: nitric oxide signaling. The etiology, symptoms, and current theories of the PE syndrome are described first, followed by a review of the available evidence, and underlying causes of reduced endothelial nitric oxide (NO) signaling in PE...
September 23, 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941764/kdoqi-us-commentary-on-the-2017-kdigo-clinical-practice-guideline-update-for-the-diagnosis-evaluation-prevention-and%C3%A2-treatment-of-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone%C3%A2-disorder-ckd-mbd
#6
Tamara Isakova, Thomas L Nickolas, Michelle Denburg, Sri Yarlagadda, Daniel E Weiner, Orlando M Gutiérrez, Vinod Bansal, Sylvia E Rosas, Sagar Nigwekar, Jerry Yee, Holly Kramer
Chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) encompasses laboratory and bone abnormalities and vascular calcification and has deleterious effects on clinical outcomes. KDOQI (Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative), an initiative of the National Kidney Foundation, addressed this issue with the publication of a clinical practice guideline for bone metabolism and disease in CKD in 2003, and 2 years later, a new definition and classification scheme for CKD-MBD was developed following a KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) Controversies Conference...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941235/flexible-wide-field-optical-micro-angiography-based-on-fourier-domain-multiplexed-dual-beam-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography
#7
Shaozhen Song, Jingjiang Xu, Ruikang Wang
Wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is gaining interest in clinical imaging applications. In this pursuit, it is challenging to maintain the imaging resolution and sensitivity throughout the wide field of view (FoV). Here, we propose a novel method/system of dual-beam arrangement and Fourier domain multiplexing to achieve wide field OCTA when imaging the uneven surface samples. The proposed system provides two separate FoVs, with flexibility that the imaging area, focus of the imaging beam and imaging depth range can be individually adjusted for each FoV, leading to either 1) increased system imaging FoV or 2) capability of targeting two regions of interests that locate at depths with large difference between each other...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940821/systemic-amyloidosis-with-gastrointestinal-involvement-diagnosis-from-endoscopic-and-histological-views
#8
REVIEW
Tomoya Iida, Hiroo Yamano, Hiroshi Nakase
Amyloid tends to deposit in the gastrointestinal tract, which, being easily accessible, is often the target organ for a pathological diagnostic examination. Although a mucosal biopsy is necessary for a definitive diagnosis, and several studies have reported positive results for each possible biopsy site, there remain many unclear features in various aspects. This review focuses on the current literature to determine a better understanding of the diagnosis from endoscopic and histological views in patients with systemic amyloidosis with gastrointestinal involvement...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940618/predictors-and-moderators-of-quality-of-life-in-caregivers-of-amputee-patients-by-type-2-diabetes
#9
Maria Suely Alves Costa, Maria Graça Pereira
BACKGROUND: The amputation of a foot or a leg is one of the complications caused by diabetes that creates fear. After the amputation, the patient becomes dependent on a caregiver, who is often not prepared for this new phase of life. Knowing the factors that influence care delivery in caregivers of amputee type 2 diabetes patients is important from an heuristic point of view, since very few studies have focused on this population. OBJECTIVES: This study analysed the predictors and moderators of quality of life, in caregivers of amputee patients due to type 2 diabetes...
September 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940043/extricating-manual-and-non-manual-features-for-subunit-level-medical-sign-modelling-in-automatic-sign-language-classification-and-recognition
#10
Elakkiya R, Selvamani K
Subunit segmenting and modelling in medical sign language is one of the important studies in linguistic-oriented and vision-based Sign Language Recognition (SLR). Many efforts were made in the precedent to focus the functional subunits from the view of linguistic syllables but the problem is implementing such subunit extraction using syllables is not feasible in real-world computer vision techniques. And also, the present recognition systems are designed in such a way that it can detect the signer dependent actions under restricted and laboratory conditions...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939928/acute-heart-failure-an-unmet-medical-need
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REVIEW
A G Rigopoulos, C Bakogiannis, R de Vecchis, S Sakellaropoulos, M Ali, M Teren, M Matiakis, C Tschoepe, M Noutsias
Despite recent advances in the management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), the burden of acute heart failure (AHF) remains significant with a high morbidity and mortality that has not been improved by any treatment modality. A meta-analysis summarized the study results on the effects of tolvaptan on AHF, which failed to demonstrate an improvement in short-term and long-term mortality, length of hospital stay and reduced frequency of worsening heart failure (WHF). Similar trial results were also reported in other AHF studies, such as the ASCEND-HF and the RELAX-AHF-2 trials...
September 22, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939572/understanding-barriers-and-outcomes-of-unspecified-non-directed-altruistic-kidney-donation-from-both-professional-s-and-patient-s-perspectives-research-protocol-for-a-national-multicentre-mixed-methods-prospective-cohort-study
#12
Rebecca Gare, Petrut Gogalniceanu, Hannah Maple, Lisa Burnapp, Alexis Clarke, Lynsey Williams, Sam Norton, Joseph Chilcot, Paul Gibbs, Annie Mitchell, Paul McCrone, Heather Draper, Nizam Mamode
INTRODUCTION: Living donation accounts for over one-third of all kidney transplants taking place in the UK. (1) The concept of anonymously donating a kidney to a stranger (non-directed altruistic or unspecified kidney donation (UKD)) remains uncomfortable for some clinicians, principally due to concerns about the motivations and long-term physical and psychological outcomes in this donor group. AIMS: The research programme aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of the unspecified donor programme in the UK...
September 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938895/-it-is-good-to-take-her-early-to-the-doctor-mothers-understanding-of-childhood-pneumonia-symptoms-and-health-care-seeking-in-kilimanjaro-region-tanzania
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Florida Muro, Judith Meta, Jenny Renju, Adiel Mushi, Hilda Mbakilwa, Raimos Olomi, Hugh Reyburn, Helena Hildenwall
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is among the leading causes of avoidable deaths for young children globally. The main burden of mortality falls on children from poor and rural families who are less likely to obtain the treatment they need, highlighting inequities in access to effective care and treatment. Caretakers' illness perceptions and care-seeking practices are of major importance for children with pneumonia to receive adequate care. This study qualitatively explores the caretaker concepts of childhood pneumonia in relation to treatment seeking behaviour and health worker management in Moshi urban district, Tanzania...
September 22, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938746/women-s-career-priority-is-associated-with-attitudes-towards-family-planning-and-ethical-acceptance-of-reproductive-technologies
#14
Michael K Simoni, Lin Mu, Stephen C Collins
STUDY QUESTION: Do women who place high importance on career success have different perceptions of pregnancy planning, delayed reproduction, and the ethical acceptability of ART than women with less emphasis on their career? SUMMARY ANSWER: Career-focused women place more importance on pregnancy planning, have greater confidence in delayed childbearing, and are more ethically accepting of donor gamete ART than women who do not place as much importance on career success...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938469/taming-the-flames-targeting-white-adipose-tissue-browning-in-hypermetabolic-conditions
#15
Abdikarim Abdullahi, Marc G Jeschke
In this era of increased obesity and diabetes prevalence, the browning of white adipose tissue (WAT) has emerged as a promising therapeutic target to induce weight loss and improve insulin sensitivity in this population. The browning process entails a shift in the WAT from primarily storing excess energy to the dissipation of energy as heat. However, this idealistic view of WAT browning being the saviour of the metabolic syndrome has been criticized by studies in burns and cancer patients that have shown browning to be detrimental rather than being beneficial...
August 30, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938102/self-management-support-at-the-end-of-life-patients-carers-and-professionals-perspectives-on-managing-medicines
#16
N Campling, A Richardson, M Mulvey, M Bennett, B Johnston, S Latter
BACKGROUND: Pain is a frequently reported symptom by patients approaching the end of life and well-established that patients and carers hold fears relating to opioids, and experience side effects related to their use. The management of medicines is intrinsic to achieving effective pain relief. The concept of self-management support whilst well characterised in the context of chronic illness has not been elaborated with respect to end of life care. AIM: To identify patient, carer and professional views on the concept of self-management support at end of life, specifically in relation to analgesia and related medicines (for side-effect management) in order to describe, characterise and explain self-management support in this context...
September 6, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936726/pornography-use-and-marital-separation-evidence-from-two-wave-panel-data
#17
Samuel L Perry
As pornography use continues to increase in the U.S., studies have sought to understand its potential influence on marital relationships. Yet, the primary focus of such studies has been pornography's association with marital quality, not stability. Consequently, we still know relatively little about whether pornography consumption at one time predicts marital disruption later on. Drawing on data from the 2006 and 2012 waves of the nationally representative Portraits of American Life Study (N = 445), this article examined whether married Americans who viewed pornography in 2006, either at all or in greater frequencies, were more likely to experience a marital separation by 2012...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936411/a-literature-review-on-work-transitioning-of-youth-with-disabilities-into-competitive-employment
#18
REVIEW
Madri Engelbrecht, Lynn Shaw, Lana van Niekerk
BACKGROUND: The marginalisation of youth with disabilities from employment opportunities is evident from literature in as far as they form part of the larger groups 'people with disabilities' and 'youth'. A focused view of programmes that assist youth with disabilities into employment has not been presented, despite the worldwide crisis of youth unemployment. AIM: This review aimed to identify evidence on work transition programmes that are effective in assisting people with disabilities into open labour market (competitive) employment, as well as to highlight gaps in knowledge to inform future research on this topic...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936191/mentalizing-another-s-visual-world-a-novel-exploration-via-motion-aftereffect
#19
Xuefei Yuan, Nanbo Wang, Haiyan Geng, Shen Zhang
Past research on level 2 visual perspective-taking (VPT) has mostly focused on understanding the mental rotation involved when one adopts others' perspective; the mechanisms underlying how the visual world of others is mentally represented remain unclear. In three studies, we addressed this question by adopting a novel VPT task with motion stimuli and exploring the aftereffect on motion discrimination from the self-perspective. Overall the results showed a facilitation aftereffect when participants were instructed to take the avatar's perspective...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936108/changing-internal-representations-of-self-and-other-philosophical-tools-for-the-attachment-informed-psychotherapy-with-perpetrators-and-victims-of-violence
#20
Alexandra Pârvan
Attachment research shows that the formation of unconscious, insecure representations of the self, the other, and the self-other relations is linked to perpetration and receipt of violence. Attachment-focused therapy aims to change these internal schemata to more secure, adaptive representations by therapeutic work addressed to senses, emotions, and behavior. The paper proposes a new approach to altering the self and other representations in offenders and victims: it involves intellectual reflection on self, will, action and responsibility informed by Augustine's views, facilitated by actual relational experience, and translated into a distinct self-soothing strategy...
September 2017: Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology: PPP
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