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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092727/sitting-ducks-face-chronic-disease-an-analysis-of-newspaper-coverage-of-sedentary-behaviour-as-a-health-issue-in-australia-2000-2012
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Josephine Y Chau, Catriona Bonfiglioli, Amy Zhong, Zeljko Pedisic, Michelle Daley, Bronwyn McGill, Adrian Bauman
Issue addressed: This study examines how sedentary behaviour (too much sitting) was covered as a health issue by Australian newspapers and how physical activity was framed within this newspaper coverage.Methods: Articles featuring sedentary behaviour published in Australian newspapers between 2000 and 2012 were analysed for content and framing. Main outcome measures were volume, number and content of newspaper articles; framing and types of sedentary behaviour; responsibility for the problem of and solutions to high levels of sedentary behaviour; and physical activity mentions and how it was framed within sedentary behaviour coverage...
January 12, 2017: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092555/progressive-shape-distribution-encoder-for-3d-shape-retrieval
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Jin Xie, Fan Zhu, Guoxian Dai, Ling Shao, Yi Fang
Since there are complex geometric variations with 3D shapes, extracting efficient 3D shape features is one of the most challenging tasks in shape matching and retrieval. In this paper, we propose a deep shape descriptor by learning shape distributions at different diffusion time via a progressive shape-distribution-encoder (PSDE). First, we develop a shape distribution representation with the kernel density estimator to characterize the intrinsic geometry structures of 3D shapes. Then, we propose to learn a deep shape feature through an unsupervised PSDE...
January 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079430/multimodal-prehabilitation-improves-functional-capacity-before-and-after-colorectal-surgery-for-cancer-a-five-year-research-experience
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Enrico Maria Minnella, Guillaume Bousquet-Dion, Rashami Awasthi, Celena Scheede-Bergdahl, Francesco Carli
BACKGROUND: Multimodal prehabilitation is a preoperative conditioning intervention in form of exercise, nutritional assessment, whey protein supplementation, and anxiety-coping technique. Despite recent evidence suggesting that prehabilitation could improve functional capacity in patients undergoing colorectal surgery for cancer, all studies were characterized by a relatively small sample size. The aim of this study was to confirm what was previously found in three small population trials...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074796/low-intensity-laser-660-nm-has-analgesic-effects-on-sternotomy-of-patients-who-underwent-coronary-artery-bypass-grafts
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Gilderlene Alves Fernandes, Raimundo de Barros Araújo Júnior, Andréa Conceição Gomes Lima, Isabel Clarisse Albuquerque Gonzaga, Rauirys Alencar de Oliveira, Renata Amadei Nicolau
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of low-level laser therapy for reducing the acute pain of sternotomy in patients who underwent a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). METHODS: This study was conducted with ninety volunteers who electively submitted to CABG. The volunteers were randomly allocated into three groups of equal size (n = 30): control, placebo, and laser (λ of 660 nm and spatial average energy fluency of 1.06 J/cm 2 ). Pain when coughing was assessed by a visual analog scale (VAS) and McGill Pain Questionnaire, according to sensory, affective, evaluative, and miscellaneous domains...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072713/-11c-r-pk11195-positron-emission-tomography-in-patients-with-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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So Yeon Jeon, Seongho Seo, Jae Sung Lee, Soo-Hee Choi, Do-Hyeong Lee, Ye-Ha Jung, Man-Kyu Song, Kyung-Jun Lee, Yong Chul Kim, Hyun Woo Kwon, Hyung-Jun Im, Dong Soo Lee, Gi Jeong Cheon, Do-Hyung Kang
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is characterized by severe and chronic pain, but the pathophysiology of this disease are not clearly understood. The primary aim of our case-control study was to explore neuroinflammation in patients with CRPS using positron emission tomography (PET), with an 18-kDa translocator protein specific radioligand [C]-(R)-PK11195. [C]-(R)-PK11195 PET scans were acquired for 11 patients with CRPS (30-55 years) and 12 control subjects (30-52 years). Parametric image of distribution volume ratio (DVR) for each participant was generated by applying a relative equilibrium-based graphical analysis...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071266/biogen-s-portfolio-and-research-efforts-in-multiple-sclerosis-an-interview-with-dr-ralph-kern
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Ralph Kern
Ralph Kern speaks to Laura Dormer, Commissioning Editor: Dr Ralph Kern is Senior Vice President and Head of Worldwide Medical at Biogen in Cambridge, MA, USA. In this role, he oversees Biogen's global therapeutic, regional and country medical teams, global medical operations, as well as medical research and scientific communications functions. Prior to joining Biogen, he was head of the Neuroscience Medical Unit at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and held various medical and commercial leadership roles at Genzyme Corporation...
January 10, 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066927/dialysate-composition-for-hemodialysis-changes-and-changing-risk
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Rita L McGill, Daniel E Weiner
Dialysate composition is a critical aspect of the hemodialysis prescription. Despite this, trial data are almost entirely lacking to help guide the optimal dialysate composition. Often, the concentrations of key components are chosen intuitively, and dialysate composition may be determined by default based on dialysate manufacturer specifications or hemodialysis facility practices. In this review, we examine the current epidemiological evidence guiding selection of dialysate bicarbonate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, and identify unresolved issues for which pragmatic clinical trials are needed...
January 8, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056467/the-effects-of-self-disclosure-on-male-and-female-perceptions-of-individuals-who-stutter
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Courtney T Byrd, Megann McGill, Zoi Gkalitsiou, Colleen Cappellini
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of self-disclosure on observers' perceptions of persons who stutter. Method: Participants (N = 173) were randomly assigned to view 2 of 4 possible videos (i.e., male self-disclosure, male no self-disclosure, female self-disclosure, and female no self-disclosure). After viewing both videos, participants completed a survey assessing their perceptions of the speakers. Results: Controlling for observer and speaker gender, listeners were more likely to select speakers who self-disclosed their stuttering as more friendly, outgoing, and confident compared with speakers who did not self-disclose...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055940/deep-nonlinear-metric-learning-for-3-d-shape-retrieval
#9
Jin Xie, Guoxian Dai, Fan Zhu, Ling Shao, Yi Fang
Effective 3-D shape retrieval is an important problem in 3-D shape analysis. Recently, feature learning-based shape retrieval methods have been widely studied, where the distance metrics between 3-D shape descriptors are usually hand-crafted. In this paper, motivated by the fact that deep neural network has the good ability to model nonlinearity, we propose to learn an effective nonlinear distance metric between 3-D shape descriptors for retrieval. First, the locality-constrained linear coding method is employed to encode each vertex on the shape and the encoding coefficient histogram is formed as the global 3-D shape descriptor to represent the shape...
December 28, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055246/validation-of-a-semi-automated-technique-to-accurately-measure-abdominal-fat-distribution-using-ct-and-mri-for-clinical-risk-stratification
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Mohammed Abdul Waduud, Amal Sharaf, Iain Roy, Rosario Lopez-Gonzalez, Andrew Hart, David McGill, Giles Roditi, John Biddlestone
OBJECTIVES: A valid method for accurate quantification of abdominal fat distribution (AFD) using both computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is described. This method will be primarily useful in the prospective risk stratification of patients undergoing reconstructive breast surgery. Secondary applications in many other clinical specialities are foreseen. METHODS: 15 sequential patients who had undergone breast reconstruction following both CT and MRI imaging (30 scans) were retrospectively identified at our single centre...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054672/photoluminescence-quantum-efficiency-of-er-optical-centers-in-gan-epilayers
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V X Ho, T V Dao, H X Jiang, J Y Lin, J M Zavada, S A McGill, N Q Vinh
We report the quantum efficiency of photoluminescence processes of Er optical centers as well as the thermal quenching mechanism in GaN epilayers prepared by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition. High resolution infrared spectroscopy and temperature dependence measurements of photoluminescence intensity from Er ions in GaN under resonant excitation excitations were performed. Data provide a picture of the thermal quenching processes and activation energy levels. By comparing the photoluminescence from Er ions in the epilayer with a reference sample of Er-doped SiO2, we find that the fraction of Er ions that emits photon at 1...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054261/effectiveness-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-pain-intensity-pressure-pain-threshold-and-sf-mpq-indexes-of-women-with-myofascial-pain
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Laís Valencise Magri, Vinícius Almeida Carvalho, Flávia Cássia Cabral Rodrigues, César Bataglion, Christie Ramos Andrade Leite-Panissi
Women with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) frequently report pain areas in body regions. This process is associated with central sensitization phenomena, present in chronic pain. The low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been reported as a therapeutic option for the painful TMD treatment. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of LLLT on pain intensity (visual analogue scale, VAS), pain sensitivity in orofacial and corporal points (pressure pain threshold, PPT), and on Short Form-McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) indexes of women with myofascial pain (subtype of muscle TMD)...
January 4, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047670/su-f-p-20-predicting-waiting-times-in-radiation-oncology-using-machine-learning
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A Joseph, D Herrera, T Hijal, L Hendren, A Leung, J Wainberg, M Sawaf, M Gorshkov, R Maglieri, M Keshavarz, J Kildea
PURPOSE: Waiting times remain one of the most vexing patient satisfaction challenges facing healthcare. Waiting time uncertainty can cause patients, who are already sick or in pain, to worry about when they will receive the care they need. These waiting periods are often difficult for staff to predict and only rough estimates are typically provided based on personal experience. This level of uncertainty leaves most patients unable to plan their calendar, making the waiting experience uncomfortable, even painful...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039031/worsening-of-memory-deficit-induced-by-energy-dense-diet-in-a-rat-model-of-early-alzheimer-s-disease-is-associated-to-neurotoxic-a%C3%AE-species-and-independent-of-neuroinflammation
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Pamela V Martino Adami, Pablo Galeano, Marina L Wallinger, Celia Quijano, Alejandro Rabossi, Eleonora S Pagano, Natividad Olivar, Carlos Reyes Toso, Daniel Cardinali, Luis I Brusco, Sonia Do Carmo, Rafael Radi, Goar Gevorkian, Eduardo M Castaño, A Claudio Cuello, Laura Morelli
Diet is a modifiable risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the mechanisms linking alterations in peripheral metabolism and cognition remain unclear. Since it is especially difficult to study long-term effects of high-energy diet in individuals at risk for AD, we addressed this question by using the McGill-R-Thy1-APP transgenic rat model (Tg(+/-)) that mimics presymptomatic AD. Wild-type and Tg(+/-) rats were exposed during 6months to a standard diet or a Western diet (WD), high in saturated fat and sugar...
December 27, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027568/perineal-massage-improves-the-dyspareunia-caused-by-tenderness-of-the-pelvic-floor-muscles
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Ana Paula Moreira da Silva, Mary Lourdes Montenegro, Maria Beatriz Ferreira Gurian, Andreia Moreira de Souza Mitidieri, Lucia Alves da Silva Lara, Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto, Julio Cesar Rosa E Silva
Aim To evaluate the long-term effectiveness of perineal Thiele massage in the treatment of women with dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles. Methods A total of 18 women with diagnoses of dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles were included in the study. The women were divided in two groups: the dyspareunia (D) group - 8 women with dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles; and the chronic pelvic pain group (CPP) group - 10 women with dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles associated with CPP...
December 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025365/spinal-cord-stimulation-provides-pain-relief-with-improved-psychosocial-function-results-from-emp3ower
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Jason Rosenberg, Alain Fabi, Kenneth Candido, Nick Knezevic, Michael Creamer, Alexios Carayannopoulos, Abdi Ghodsi, Christopher Nelson, Matthew Bennett
OBJECTIVE: The EMP(3)OWER™ study evaluated spinal cord stimulation (SCS) safety and efficacy and the associated changes in psychosocial and functional outcomes. METHODS: Upon informed consent and IRB approval, 620 eligible subjects were enrolled prior to SCS trial evaluation and were assessed at baseline, 3, 6 and 12 months post-implant. Patient-reported pain relief (PRP), numerical rating scale (NRS), satisfaction, quality of life (QOL), and pain disability index (PDI) were assessed at all follow-up visits while the pain catastrophizing scale (PCS), short form-36 (SF-36), short form-McGill pain questionnaire version 2 (SF-MPQ-2), and the state-trait anxiety inventory (STAI) were assessed at the 6- and 12-month follow-up visits...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012633/effect-of-submucosal-dexamethasone-injection-on-postoperative-pain-oedema-and-trismus-following-mandibular-third-molar-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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I M Mojsa, R Pokrowiecki, K Lipczynski, D Czerwonka, K Szczeklik, M Zaleska
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the submucosal injection of 1ml dexamethasone (4mg/ml) on pain, swelling, and trismus following the extraction of retained lower third molars. Ninety patients (mean age 23.5 years) were split randomly into three equal study groups (30 patients in each): the 'before' group received dexamethasone 15min before surgery and placebo 15min after surgery; the 'after' group received placebo 15min before surgery and dexamethasone 15min after surgery; the 'placebo' group received placebo 15min before surgery and placebo 15min after surgery...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994996/influence-of-the-renewal-of-removable-dentures-on-oral-health-related-quality-of-life
#18
Guillaume Bonnet, Cindy Batisse, Jean W Segyo, Jean-Luc Veyrune, Emmanuel Nicolas, Marion Bessadet
BACKGROUND: The renewal of removable dentures is often suggested to denture wearers subject to discomfort. However, the impact of this rehabilitation on patients' oral health related quality of life and their removable dentures related satisfaction is still unknown. This study was aimed at assessing these patient-centered outcomes and the potential impact of different factors. METHODS: A cohort of 116 patients in need of removable dental prostheses rehabilitation was recruited at a dental hospital over a period of 1 year...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994803/transepithelial-photorefractive-keratectomy-for-low-to-moderate-myopia-in-comparison-with-conventional-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Mostafa Naderi, Khosrow Jadidi, Seyed Aliasghar Mosavi, Seyed Aref Daneshi
PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness, safety and stability of the results of transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (tPRK) with conventional photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for low to moderate myopia. METHODS: In this prospective non-randomized case-control study, patients with low to moderate myopia were assigned to the tPRK group (cases) or the PRK group (controls). In the tPRK group, eyes were treated using the Amaris excimer laser (SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH and Co...
October 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990475/evolving-data-access-policy-the-canadian-context
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Stephanie O M Dyke, Katie M Saulnier, Tomi Pastinen, Guillaume Bourque, Yann Joly
In setting up a data access policy to share controlled access data from the McGill Epigenomics Mapping Centre (EMC), an International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) partner project, we encountered ethical and legal challenges that are likely to be relevant to other researchers sharing data, especially from Canadian projects. We discuss our solutions to the following data-sharing challenges, based on comparative legal and policy analysis: (1) providing access to data to a growing number of researchers; (2) maintaining Canadian privacy standards while sharing controlled access data internationally; (3) freedom of information requests; and (4) providing more incentives for researchers to share pre-publication data...
September 15, 2016: Facets (Ott)
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