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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532817/-pro-renin-receptor-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Yuan Sun, A H Jan Danser, Xifeng Lu
The discovery of the (pro)renin receptor [(P)RR] 15years ago stimulated ideas on prorenin being more than renin's inactive precursor. Indeed, binding of prorenin to the (P)RR induces a conformational change in the prorenin molecule, allowing it to display angiotensin-generating activity, and additionally results in intracellular signaling in an angiotensin-independent manner. However, the prorenin levels required to observe these angiotensin-dependent and -independent effects of the (P)RR are many orders above its in vivo concentrations, both under normal and pathological conditions...
May 19, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532236/evaluating-the-american-nurses-association-s-arguments-against-nurse-participation-in-assisted-suicide
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Eric Vogelstein
This discussion paper critically assesses the American Nurses Association's stated arguments against nurse participation in assisted suicide, as found in its current (2013) position statement. Seven distinct arguments can be gleaned from the American Nurses Association's statement, based on (1) the American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements and its injunction against nurses acting with the sole intent to end life, (2) the risks of abuse and misuse of assisted suicide, (3) nursing's social contract or covenant with society, (4) the contention that nurses must not harm their patients, (5) the sanctity of life, (6) the traditions of nursing, and (7) the fundamental goals of nursing...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530627/-laparoscopic-treatment-of-retroperitoneal-fibrosis
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Carlos Hernández Fernández, David Subirá Rios, Mercedes Moralejo Gárate, Elena Rodríguez Fernández, Jorge Caño Velasco, Felipe Herranz Amo
Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a disease that may condition a severe involvement of various organs, mainly upper urinary tract, even causing renal insufficiency. It was first described by Albarran in 1905 and it is also known as Ormonds disease. The correct diagnosis includes, in many cases, the performance of one or more tests: CT scan, MRI, renal scan, etc. It is often necessary the insertion of double J catheters on percutaneous nephrostomy tubes with the aim to preserve renal function. Initial treatment is medical, based on corticoids, and , less frequent, immunosuppressive or chemotherapy drugs...
May 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529354/metamorphosis-a-reason-why-many-chronic-schizophrenics-get-abandoned-by-their-dear-ones
#4
EDITORIAL
James T Antony
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528499/metal-transport-and-remobilisation-in-a-basin-affected-by-acid-mine-drainage-the-role-of-ochreous-amorphous-precipitates
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Sirio Consani, Cristina Carbone, Enrico Dinelli, Tonci Balić-Žunić, Laura Cutroneo, Marco Capello, Gabriella Salviulo, Gabriella Lucchetti
Metal-polluted mine waters represent a major threat to the quality of waters and sediments in a downstream basin. At the confluence between acidic mine waters and the unpolluted waters of the Gromolo Torrent (Liguria, North-West Italy), the massive formation of an ochreous amorphous precipitate takes place. This precipitate forms a soft blanket that covers the torrent bed and can be observed down to its mouth in the sea. The aim of this work is to evaluate the dispersion of metals in the Gromolo Torrent basin from the abandoned Cu-Fe sulphide mine of Libiola to the Ligurian Sea and to assess the metal remobilisation from the amorphous precipitates...
May 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527728/the-patient-s-experience-of-amputation-due-to-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Eva Torbjörnsson, Carin Ottosson, Lena Blomgren, Lennart Boström, Ann-Mari Fagerdahl
It is not uncommon that patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) need to undergo a lower limb amputation, with or without previous revascularization attempts. Despite that, the patient's experience of the amputation has been scarcely studied. The aim of this qualitative study was to describe the patient's experience of amputation due to PAD. Thirteen interviews were conducted with vascular patients who had undergone a lower limb amputation at tibia, knee, or femoral level. Data were analyzed with content analysis...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526990/how-does-supplementary-feeding-affect-endoparasite-infection-in-wild-boar
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Ragne Oja, Kaisa Velström, Epp Moks, Pikka Jokelainen, Brian Lassen
Supplementary feeding is widely used in game management but may aid the transmission of parasites. Firstly, feeding sites attract animals and may be regarded as high-risk areas for parasite transmission. Secondly, high host population densities resulting from and supported by supplementary feeding, as well as accumulation of parasites in the environment, may increase parasite prevalence. Our aim was to investigate whether host density or the number of feeding sites drives endoparasite infection in an Estonian wild boar (Sus scrofa) population...
May 19, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524004/urinary-biomarkers-for-prostate-cancer
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Francesca Giunchi, Chiara Ciccarese, Rodolfo Montironi, Marina Scarpelli, Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Liang Cheng, Holger Moch, Francesco Massari, Michelangelo Fiorentino
Urine may represent a convenient source of biomarkers for the early detection of prostate cancer (PCa) since contains secreted prostatic products and exfoliated tumor cells. Furthermore urine are easy to collect with non-invasive procedures and they are repeatable. Several urinary biomarkers for PCa have been proposed in the past but only one (PCA3) has been approved for clinical use and even this is not widely utilized in the routine practice. Most of these, particularly the proteins, were abandoned due to lack of confirmation...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522127/it-is-time-to-abandon-age-based-emergency-weight-estimation-in-children-a-failed-validation-of-20-different-age-based-formulas
#9
Mike Wells, Lara Nicole Goldstein, Bentley Allison
When children's weight cannot be measured during medical emergencies, it must be estimated, as weight is required for many interventions. Age-based formulas are the oldest weight estimation systems in children, but have been shown to be very inaccurate in many studies. This aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of age- and length-based formulas and to see if a measure of body habitus could be used to improve the performance of these formulas.
May 15, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521830/evidence-based-policy-responses-to-strengthen-health-community-and-legislative-systems-that-care-for-women-in-australia-with-female-genital-mutilation-cutting
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REVIEW
Nesrin Varol, John J Hall, Kirsten Black, Sabera Turkmani, Angela Dawson
BACKGROUND: The physical and psychological impact of female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C) can be substantial, long term, and irreversible. Parts of the health sector in Australia have developed guidelines in the management of FGM/C, but large gaps exist in community and professional knowledge of the consequences and treatment of FGM/C. The prevalence of FGM/C amongst Australian women is unknown. Our article reviews the literature on research on FGM/C in Australia, which focuses on health system response to women and girls with FGM/C...
May 18, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520522/perceptions-of-statin-discontinuation-among-patients-with-life-limiting-illness
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Jennifer Tjia, Jean S Kutner, Christine S Ritchie, Patrick J Blatchford, Rachael E Bennett Kendrick, Maryjo Prince-Paul, Tamara J Somers, Mary Lynn McPherson, Jeff A Sloan, Amy P Abernethy, Jon P Furuno
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of chronic medications for patients with life-limiting illness is uncertain. Medication deprescribing may improve outcomes in this population, but patient concerns regarding deprescribing are unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify the perceived benefits and concerns of statin discontinuation among patients with life-limiting illness. DESIGN: Baseline data from a multicenter, pragmatic clinical trial of statin discontinuation were used...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520481/on-the-origins-of-the-electronic-cigarette-british-american-tobacco-s-project-ariel-1962-1967
#12
Stephan Risi
Electronic cigarettes are advertised as the latest technological gadget-the smoking equivalent of smart phones. I challenge this sense of novelty by tracing their history to the 1960s, when researchers at British American Tobacco first recognized that smokers' brains were dependent on nicotine. This discovery enabled British American Tobacco to develop a novel kind of smoking device under the codename "Ariel" between 1962 and 1967. Whereas filters were meant to eliminate specific harmful constituents of tobacco smoke, Project Ariel tried to reduce smoking to its alkaloid essence: nicotine...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515883/correlating-species-and-spectral-diversities-using-hyperspectral-remote-sensing-in-early-successional-fields
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Itiya P Aneece, Howard Epstein, Manuel Lerdau
Advances in remote sensing technology can help estimate biodiversity at large spatial extents. To assess whether we could use hyperspectral visible near-infrared (VNIR) spectra to estimate species diversity, we examined the correlations between species diversity and spectral diversity in early-successional abandoned agricultural fields in the Ridge and Valley ecoregion of north-central Virginia at the Blandy Experimental Farm. We established plant community plots and collected vegetation surveys and ground-level hyperspectral data from 350 to 1,025 nm wavelengths...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515627/frequently-asked-questions-on-seven-rare-adverse-events-following-immunization
#14
REVIEW
G L D'alò, E Zorzoli, A Capanna, G Gervasi, E Terracciano, L Zaratti, E Franco
Routine mass immunization programs have contributed greatly to the control of infectious diseases and to the improvement of the health of populations. Over the last decades, the rise of antivaccination movements has threatened the advances made in this field to the point that vaccination coverage rates have decreased and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases have resurfaced. One of the critical points of the immunization debate revolves around the level of risk attributable to vaccination, namely the possibility of experiencing serious and possibly irreversible adverse events...
March 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514257/the-effect-of-nothing-time-to-abandon-the-concept-of-placebo
#15
Adrian C Traeger, Steven J Kamper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513413/-nhg-traumatic-wounds-and-bite-wounds-treatment-guideline
#16
I M Wichers, M Bouma
- The 'Traumatic wounds and bite wounds' treatment guideline by the NHG (Dutch College of General Practitioners) has recommendations for treating traumatic wounds, bite wounds and wound infection.- It is important to distinguish between traumatic wounds and bite wounds because treatment of lacerations and cuts differs from treatment of bites.- Clean a wound under a lukewarm water tap; avoid using disinfectants.- Preferably close traumatic wounds within 12 hours, provided that the wounds have been carefully cleaned and that there are no referral indications...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512580/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-circular-cyclocoagulation-in-glaucoma-a-step-forward-for-cyclodestruction
#17
REVIEW
Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Vincenzo Fasanella, Alessandra Mastropasqua, Marco Ciancaglini, Luca Agnifili
The ciliary body ablation is still considered as a last resort treatment to reduce the intraocular pressure (IOP) in uncontrolled glaucoma. Several ablation techniques have been proposed over the years, all presenting a high rate of complications, nonselectivity for the target organ, and unpredictable dose-effect relationship. These drawbacks limited the application of cyclodestructive procedures almost exclusively to refractory glaucoma. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), proposed in the early 1980s and later abandoned because of the complexity and side effects of the procedure, was recently reconsidered in a new approach to destroy the ciliary body...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511685/respectful-maternity-care-in-ethiopian-public-health-facilities
#18
Ephrem D Sheferaw, Eva Bazant, Hannah Gibson, Hone B Fenta, Firew Ayalew, Tsigereda B Belay, Maria M Worku, Aelaf E Kebebu, Sintayehu A Woldie, Young-Mi Kim, T van den Akker, Jelle Stekelenburg
BACKGROUND: Disrespect and abuse of women during institutional childbirth services is one of the deterrents to utilization of maternity care services in Ethiopia and other low- and middle-income countries. This paper describes the prevalence of respectful maternity care (RMC) and mistreatment of women in hospitals and health centers, and identifies factors associated with occurrence of RMC and mistreatment of women during institutional labor and childbirth services. METHODS: This study had a cross sectional study design...
May 16, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508281/perineal-hernia-repair-after-abdominoperineal-excision-or-extralevator-abdominoperineal-excision-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#19
REVIEW
A Balla, G Batista Rodríguez, N Buonomo, C Martinez, P Hernández, J Bollo, E M Targarona
BACKGROUND: The incidence of perineal hernia after abdominoperineal excision and extralevator abdominoperineal excision ranges from 1 to 26%. In this systematic review, we compared surgical options and postoperative outcomes of perineal hernia repair in this setting from 2012 to 2016 with findings in a review of publications 1944-2011. METHODS: We searched the PubMed database using the keywords "hernia" AND "perineum" identified 392 papers published from 1946 to 2016...
May 15, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505890/functioning-grouped-soil-microbial-communities-according-to-ecosystem-type-based-on-comparison-of-fallows-and-meadows-in-the-same-region
#20
Dominika Chmolowska, Dana Elhottová, Vaclav Krištůfek, Maciej Kozak, Filip Kapustka, Szymon Zubek
Predicting the composition and function of microbial communities at a bio-geographical scale, across ecosystems, is challenging. We compared six abandoned fields to six meadows to see whether soil microbial community structure and activity are more similar within the ecosystem type than between the types. We implemented bacteria and fungi phylogenetic markers profiling, phospholipids analysis, fluorescence counts of total bacteria and algae and microscopy of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). The functional performance of microbial communities was assessed using enzymes activity measurements as well as culturing and incubation experiments...
May 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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