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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053989/psychometric-properties-of-the-child-anxiety-life-interference-scale-preschool-version
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Tamsyn J Gilbertson, Amy J Morgan, Ronald M Rapee, Heidi J Lyneham, Jordana K Bayer
Despite growing recognition of childhood anxiety as a common and often debilitating clinical concern, we have limited knowledge of the particular ways in which anxiety interferes with daily life for young children who have not yet entered formal schooling. The present study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Child Anxiety Life Interference Scale - Preschool Version (CALIS-PV). The CALIS-PV is a brief (18 item) parent-report measure of the impacts of a young child's anxiety on their own life and that of her or his parent...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053975/depression-among-female-heads-of-household-in-rural-mozambique-a-cross-sectional-population-based-survey
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Carolyn M Audet, Milton L Wainberg, Maria A Oquendo, Qiongru Yu, Meridith Blevins Peratikos, Cristiane S Duarte, Samuel Martinho, Ann F Green, Lazaro González-Calvo, Troy D Moon
BACKGROUND: An estimated 350 million people live with depression worldwide. In Mozambique, there are no national data quantifying the burden of mental illnesses. With the sixth highest suicide rate in the world, there is strong evidence of an unmet mental health need. We conducted a survey to measure the prevalence of depression among female heads of household and assess individual, social, and cultural risk factors associated with a positive depression screening. METHODS: This survey was conducted across 14 rural districts in central Mozambique in 2014...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053889/optimization-of-mass-spectrometry-acquisition-parameters-for-determination-of-polycarbonate-additives-degradation-products-and-colorants-migrating-from-food-contact-materials-to-chocolate
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Chiara Bignardi, Antonella Cavazza, Carmen Laganà, Paola Salvadeo, Claudio Corradini
The interest towards the so-called "substances of emerging concerns", in particular referred to objects intended to come into contact with food is recently growing. Such substances can be found in traces in simulants and in food products put in contact with plastic materials. In this context, it is important to set up analytical systems characterized by high sensitivity, and to improve detection parameters to enhance signals. This work was aimed at optimizing a method based on UHPLC coupled to High Resolution Mass Spectrometry to quantify the most common plastic additives, and able to detect the presence of polymers degradation products and coloring agents migrating from plastic re-usable containers...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053562/predictive-factors-for-corneal-clearance-after-descemetorhexis-without-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Emma Davies, Ula Jurkunas, Roberto Pineda
PURPOSE: To study preoperative factors that possibly contribute to corneal clearance after Descemetorhexis without endothelial keratoplasty (DWEK) and to determine the most successful surgical technique for the procedure. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of 17 eyes of 13 patients with Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy that underwent central 4-mm DWEK. RESULTS: Baseline age, pachymetry, and endothelial cell count were not statistically significantly different between eyes that cleared 0 to 2 months, 3 to 5 months, 6 to 8 months, or that failed to clear...
October 17, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053500/the-community-orthopaedic-surgeon-taking-trauma-call-pediatric-femoral-shaft-fracture-pearls-and-pitfalls
#5
J Eric Gordon, Charles T Mehlman
Pediatric femoral shaft fractures present many challenging patient care decisions. Nonoperative treatment approaches still dominate care of the youngest age groups while surgical intervention is commonplace in virtually all older children. Treatment is determined primarily by patient age as modified by clinical factors including mechanism of injury, weight, and skeletal maturity. Infants can be successfully treated by placement into a Pavlik harness, whereas children younger than 5 years are most commonly treated by early reduction and spica cast immobilization...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053439/factors-influencing-indonesian-women-s-use-of-maternal-health-care-services
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Anna Kurniati, Ching-Min Chen, Ferry Efendi, Sarni Maniar Berliana
Employing the 2012 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey data, we aimed to examine factors influencing married women to use maternity services. Data of married women who had given birth in the last five years before the survey were included in the analysis (n = 14,672). Factors of education, employment, women's age at first marriage, age at first birth, spousal education difference, contraceptive use, place of residence, and woman's attitude toward wife beating were associated with the use of antenatal care, institutional delivery, and postnatal care services...
October 20, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053335/success-rates-of-a-skeletal-anchorage-system-in-orthodontics-a-retrospective-analysis
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Raymond Lam, Mithran S Goonewardene, Brent P Allan, Junji Sugawara
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the premise that skeletal anchorage with SAS miniplates are highly successful and predictable for a range of complex orthodontic movements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional analysis consisted of 421 bone plates placed by one clinician in 163 patients (95 female, 68 male, mean age 29.4 years ± 12.02). Simple descriptive statistics were performed for a wide range of malocclusions and desired movements to obtain success, complication, and failure rates...
October 20, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053055/successful-surgical-repair-and-recovery-in-a-2-week-old-infant-after-birth-related-cervical-fracture-dislocation
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Sara Saleh, Kyle I Swanson, Taryn Bragg
Cervical spine injuries are the most common spine injuries in the pediatric population. The authors present the youngest known patient who underwent cervical spine fusion to repair birth trauma-induced cervical fracture dislocation, resulting in spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury. A 2-week-old boy was found to have spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury after concerns arose from reduced movement of the extremities. The patient's birth was complicated by undiagnosed abdominal dystocia, which led to cervical distraction injury...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052430/appropriate-targets-for-search-advertising-as-part-of-online-gatekeeping-for-suicide-prevention
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Hajime Sueki, Jiro Ito
BACKGROUND: Gatekeeper training is an effective suicide prevention strategy. However, the appropriate targets of online gatekeeping have not yet been clarified. AIM: We examined the association between the outcomes of online gatekeeping using the Internet and the characteristics of consultation service users. METHOD: An advertisement to encourage the use of e-mail-based psychological consultation services among viewers was placed on web pages that showed the results of searches using suicide-related keywords...
October 20, 2017: Crisis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051889/supraclavicular-approach-to-ultrasound-guided-brachiocephalic-vein-cannulation-in-children-and-neonates
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REVIEW
Zied Merchaoui, Ulrik Lausten-Thomsen, Florence Pierre, Maher Ben Laiba, Nolwenn Le Saché, Pierre Tissieres
The correct choice of intra vascular access in critically ill neonates should be individualized depending on the type and duration of therapy, gestational and chronological age, weight and/or size, diagnosis, clinical status, and venous system patency. Accordingly, there is an ongoing demand for optimization of catheterization. Recently, the use of ultrasound (US)-guided cannulation of the subclavian vein (SCV) has been described in children and neonates. This article gives an overview of the current use of US for achieving central venous catheter placement in the SCV or the brachiocephalic vein (BCV) in neonates...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051818/successful-discontinuation-of-immunoglobulin-g-replacement-at-age-10-in-a-patient-with-immunoglobulin-g2-deficiency
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Masayoshi Shinjoh, Yukio Sakiyama, Shinichiro Sekiguchi, Takao Takahashi
CONTEXT: Immunoglobulin G2 deficiency that persists beyond the age of 6 years is likely to be permanent. CASE REPORT: We report on a young Japanese female, diagnosed as having immunoglobulin G2 deficiency and low anti-pneumococcal immunoglobulin G2 antibody levels when 3 years old, with a subsequent medical history of frequent respiratory infections and asthma. Monthly intravenous immunoglobulin replacement therapy was started at 4 years of age. After 8 years of age, an anti-pneumococcal immunoglobulin G2 trough level could be maintained with administration intervals longer than 6 weeks, and after 9 years and 10 months of age, therapy was discontinued...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051016/patterns-of-prostate-specific-antigen-test-use-in-the-u-s-2005-2015
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Zahava Berkowitz, Jun Li, Thomas B Richards, Pamela M Marcus
INTRODUCTION: Recommendations for prostate-specific antigen-based screening for prostate cancer are placing increasing emphasis on men aged 55-69 years. The goal of the current study is to describe patterns of population-based prostate-specific antigen testing with details about that age group. METHODS: National Health Interview Surveys from 2005 to 2015 were analyzed in 2017 to estimate routine prostate-specific antigen testing in the past year from self-reported data by age group (40-54, 55-69, ≥70 years), and also by risk group, defined as African American men or men with a family history of prostate cancer versus other men...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051007/long-term-results-of-ventral-penile-curvature-repair-in-childhood
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Dor Golomb, Bezalel Sivan, Pinhas M Livne, Amihay Nevo, David Ben-Meir
OBJECTIVES: To assess the post-pubertal outcome of ventral penile curvature repaired in infancy in terms of recurrence and aesthetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Post-pubertal patients treated for hypospadias and ventral penile curvature in infancy at a tertiary medical center were invited to undergo assessment of the quality of the repair. Findings were compared between patients with a straight penis after skin release and patients who required dorsal plication. RESULTS: The cohort included 27 patients of mean age 16...
October 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050854/pretransplantation-portal-vein-recanalization-and-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-creation-for-chronic-portal-vein-thrombosis-final-analysis-of-a-61-patient-cohort
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Bartley Thornburg, Kush Desai, Ryan Hickey, Elias Hohlastos, Laura Kulik, Daniel Ganger, Talia Baker, Michael Abecassis, Juan C Caicedo, Daniela Ladner, Jonathan Fryer, Ahsun Riaz, Robert J Lewandowski, Riad Salem
PURPOSE: To report the final analysis of the safety and efficacy of portal vein (PV) recanalization (PVR) and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation (PVR-TIPS) in patients with PV thrombosis (PVT) in need of liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-one patients with cirrhosis and PVT underwent PVR-TIPS to improve transplantation candidacy. Median patient age was 58 years (range, 22-75 y), and median pre-TIPS Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score was 14 (range, 7-42)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050694/the-biology-of-philadelphia-chromosome-like-all
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REVIEW
Kathryn G Roberts
Philadelphia chromosome-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph-like ALL) is a recently described subtype of B-cell precursor ALL with a gene expression profile similar to Ph-positive ALL and a high frequency of IKZF1 alterations. The prevalence of Ph-like ALL increases with age, ranging from 10-15% of children to over 25% of young adults with ALL. It occurs more frequently in males and is associated with adverse clinical features including elevated minimal residual disease levels and poor survival in both children and adults...
September 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050674/the-outcomes-of-glucose-abnormalities-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-receiving-interferon-free-direct-antiviral-agents
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Jee-Fu Huang, Chung-Feng Huang, Ming-Lun Yeh, Chia-Yen Dai, Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Jeng-Fu Yang, Ching-I Huang, Yi-Hung Lin, Po-Cheng Liang, Zu-Yau Lin, Shinn-Chern Chen, Ming-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang
Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have been widely used for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) treatment recently. The characteristics of glucose abnormalities after DAAs therapy however, remain elusive. We aimed to elucidate the mutual impact between treatment response and parameters of glucose abnormalities after DAAs therapy in CHC patients. CHC patients who received DAAs therapy were recruited. The primary outcome measurements were their insulin resistance (IR) and beta-cell function assessed by the homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) method before treatment and at end-of-follow-up (EOF)...
November 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050442/correlated-responses-to-long-term-divergent-selection-for-8-week-body-weight-in-female-white-plymouth-rock-chickens-sexual-maturity
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M Jambui, C F Honaker, P B Siegel
Reported here are correlated responses for reproductive traits to long-term divergent selection (54 generations) for 8-week body weight (BW8). Comparisons involved both selected and relaxed lines. Traits measured were age at first egg (AFE), body weight at first egg (WFE), and ratio of body weight and age at first egg (WAFE). Although sexual maturity was delayed in the selected lines, the effect was more pronounced in the low than high selected and relaxed lines. Selection for low BW resulted in decreases in WFE and WAFE...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050177/-application-of-three-dimensional-visualization-in-pancreatic-tumor-a-pilot-study
#18
S Z Wang, X B Wang, M Li, R X Shen, H Rong, J S Li
Objective: To study the value of three-dimensional(3D) visualization in the diagnosis and surgical treatment for pancreatic tumor. Methods: From June to September 2016, 26 patients with pancreatic tumors in Jinling Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University were involved. The study included 26 patients(8 females and 18 males) with mean age of (57±12)years (ranging from 23 to 77 years). And there were 20 malignant tumors and 6 benign tumors. All of them were examined with abdominal thin slice CT scanning and the CT images were imported into 3D visualization system for 3D visualization...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050175/-effects-of-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-ureterolithotomy-and-flexible-ureteroscopic-holmium-laser-lithotripsy-for-complex-upper-ureteral-calculi
#19
L J Zhang, B Wu, Z L Zha, H Zhao, W Yang, X H Chen, B Jiang, Q Huang, W J Li, J Yuan
Objective: To explore the clinical effects of retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (RPLU) and flexible-ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy (f-UHLL) for complicated upper ureteral calculi. Methods: A total of 45 cases of complicated upper ureteral calculi between March 2014 and January 2016 in Department of Urology, Affiliated Jiangyin Hospital of Southeast University Medical College were retrospectively analyzed, there were 32 males and 13 females, ranging from 27 to 45 years with an average age of (34...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050168/-clinical-effectiveness-of-pleural-abrasion-in-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-bullae-resection
#20
T Qiao, P Y Gao, X X Lü, M Y Chen, L Wei
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of pleural abrasion in treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax with video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for bullae resection. Methods: The clinical data of 158 patients with initial spontaneous pneumothorax who underwent video-assisted thoracic wedge resections with or without pleural abrasion in Henan Provincial People's Hospital from June 2010 to June 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were assigned to two equal groups according to whether pleural abrasion was applied or not: experimental group (with pleural abrasion) and control group (without pleural abrasion); and there were 79 patients in each group...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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