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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533569/the-influence-of-concrete-support-on-child-welfare-program-engagement-progress-and-recurrence
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Whitney L Rostad, Tia McGill Rogers, Mark J Chaffin
Families living in poverty are significantly more likely to become involved with child welfare services, and consequently, referred to interventions that target abusive and neglectful parenting practices. Program engagement and retention are difficult to achieve, possibly because of the concrete resource insufficiencies that may have contributed to a family's involvement with services in the first place. Various strategies have been used to enhance program completion, such as motivational interventions, monetary incentives, and financial assistance with concrete needs...
January 2017: Children and Youth Services Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529110/the-double-cup-construct-a-novel-treatment-strategy-for-the-management-of-paprosky-iiia-and-iiib-acetabular-defects
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Jonathan E Webb, Robert J McGill, Brian T Palumbo, Wayne E Moschetti, Daniel M Estok
BACKGROUND: Treatment of massive acetabular bone loss in revision total hip arthroplasty is complex, and various treatment strategies have been described. We describe a novel technique of using a Trabecular Metal Revision Shell as a buttress augment creating a "double-cup" construct rather than the use of custom triflanges or cup-cage constructs for Paprosky types IIIA and IIIB acetabular defects. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 20 double-cup cases at a mean of 2...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525607/rna-moip-prediction-of-rna-secondary-structure-and-local-3d-motifs-from-sequence-data
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Jason Yao, Vladimir Reinharz, François Major, Jérôme Waldisphül
RNA structures are hierarchically organized. The secondary structure is articulated around sophisticated local three-dimensional (3D) motifs shaping the full 3D architecture of the molecule. Recent contributions have identified and organized recurrent local 3D motifs, but applications of this knowledge for predictive purposes is still in its infancy. We recently developed a computational framework, named RNA-MoIP, to reconcile RNA secondary structure and local 3D motif information available in databases. In this paper, we introduce a web service using our software for predicting RNA hybrid 2D-3D structures from sequence data only...
May 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523988/myofascial-techniques-have-no-additional-beneficial-effects-to-a-standard-physical-therapy-programme-for-upper-limb-pain-after-breast-cancer-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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An De Groef, Marijke Van Kampen, Nele Vervloesem, Sophie De Geyter, Marie-Rose Christiaens, Patrick Neven, Lore Vos, Tessa De Vrieze, Inge Geraerts, Nele Devoogdt
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of myofascial techniques, in addition to a standard physical therapy programme for upper limb pain shortly after breast cancer surgery. DESIGN: Double-blinded (patient and assessor) randomized controlled trial with two groups. SETTING: University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium Patients: A total of 147 patients with unilateral axillary clearance for breast cancer. INTERVENTION: All participants received a standard physical therapy programme starting immediately after surgery for four months...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520804/inpatient-z-drug-use-commonly-exceeds-safe-dosing-recommendations
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Todd C Lee, André Bonnici, Robyn Tamblyn, Emily G McDonald
IMPORTANCE: In 2016 recommendations for safer prescribing practices were circulated to all doctors in one of Canada's largest provinces, by the college of physicians, following a coroner's inquest into a vehicular death related to Z-drug use. We sought to determine how frequently Z-drug prescriptions in our institution were not adhering to these recommendations. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: McGill University Health Centre, an 832-bed tertiary care institution in Montréal, Canada...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514309/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-botulinum-toxin-a-for-treating-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Gang Li, Chang-An Lv, Li Tian, Lian-Jin Jin, Ping Sun, Wei Zhao
BACKGROUND: To assess the effect of botulinum toxin A (BTA) for treating neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: A total of 44 patients with SCI with neuropathic pain were randomly divided into the intervention group and the placebo group, each group 21 patients. The subjects in the intervention group received BTA (200 U subcutaneous injection, once daily) at the painful area, whereas those in the placebo group were administered a saline placebo...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508561/diclofenac-for-pain-associated-with-intravitreal-injections-a-prospective-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Olga E Makri, Foteini N Tsapardoni, Dionisios D Pagoulatos, Nikolaos Pharmakakis, Constantine D Georgakopoulos
IMPORTANCE: Intravitreal injections (IVI) are often associated with pain. BACKGROUND: To evaluate the analgesic effect of diclofenac in patients undergoing IVI. DESIGN: Single-centre, prospective, randomized, triple-arm, placebo-controlled, interventional study in the University Hospital of Patras. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-four patients. METHODS: Group 1 (n = 25) received topical diclofenac 45 minutes before IVI, Group 2 (n = 25) received oral diclofenac 4 hours before IVI and topical diclofenac while Group 3 (n = 24) received placebo before IVI...
May 15, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507594/pain-threshold-reflects-psychological-traits-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-a-cross-sectional-study
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Fumie Kato, Tetsuya Abe, Kenji Kanbara, Ikumi Ban, Tadashi Kiba, Sadanobu Kawashima, Yukie Saka, Yasuyuki Mizuno, Mikihiko Fukunaga
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain enhances sensory sensitivity and induces the biased development of psychological traits such as depression and pain catastrophizing, leading to the formation of heterogeneous conditions. Fluctuations in the sensory-related thresholds of non-injured sites (with normal peripheral tissue) in patients with chronic pain are thought to be related to central sensitization. The objectives of this study were to analyze the association between pain tolerance thresholds (PTTs) in non-injured sites and the psychological traits of patients with chronic pain and to evaluate the usefulness of PTT measures in assessments of pathological conditions related to chronic pain...
2017: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506103/treatment-seeking-behaviors-of-persons-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Judith M Schlaeger, Keesha Roach, Mary Golas, Miho Takayama, Diana J Wilkie
PURPOSE: Describe perceptions of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) regarding disease-related pain, tendency to tell others about their pain, and treatments used since diagnosis. DESIGN: Cross sectional, exploratory. METHOD: A total of 63 participants responded to telephone interview about their treatments and tendency to tell others about their RA pain. They also responded to McGill Pain Questionnaire and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) items...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502044/hippocampal-proteomic-analysis-reveals-distinct-pathway-deregulation-profiles-at-early-and-late-stages-in-a-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-like-amyloid-pathology
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Sonia Do Carmo, Gogce Crynen, Tiffany Paradis, Jon Reed, M Florencia Iulita, Adriana Ducatenzeiler, Fiona Crawford, A Claudio Cuello
The cerebral accumulation and cytotoxicity of amyloid beta (Aβ) is central to Alzheimer's pathogenesis. However, little is known about how the amyloid pathology affects the global expression of brain proteins at different disease stages. In order to identify genotype and time-dependent significant changes in protein expression, we employed quantitative proteomics analysis of hippocampal tissue from the McGill-R-Thy1-APP rat model of Alzheimer-like amyloid pathology. McGill transgenic rats were compared to wild-type rats at early and late pathology stages, i...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491942/a-dataset-of-multi-contrast-population-averaged-brain-mri-atlases-of-a-parkinson-s-disease-cohort
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Yiming Xiao, Vladimir Fonov, M Mallar Chakravarty, Silvain Beriault, Fahd Al Subaie, Abbas Sadikot, G Bruce Pike, Gilles Bertrand, D Louis Collins
Parkinson׳s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that primarily affects the motor functions of the patients. Research and surgical treatment of PD (e.g., deep brain stimulation) often require human brain atlases for structural identification or as references for anatomical normalization. However, two pitfalls exist for many current atlases used for PD. First, most atlases do not represent the disease-specific anatomy as they are based on healthy young subjects. Second, subcortical structures, such as the subthalamic nucleus (STN) used in deep brain stimulation procedures, are often not well visualized...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485103/evaluating-a-novel-resident-role-modelling-programme
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Robert Sternszus, Yvonne Steinert, Farhan Bhanji, Sero Andonian, Linda S Snell
BACKGROUND: Role modelling is a fundamental method by which students learn from residents. To our knowledge, however, resident-as-teacher curricula have not explicitly addressed resident role modelling. The purpose of this project was to design, implement and evaluate an innovative programme to teach residents about role modelling. METHODS: The authors designed a resident role-modelling programme and incorporated it into the 2015 and 2016 McGill University resident-as-teacher curriculum...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480639/pyrimethamine-significantly-lowers-csf-sod1-in-als-patients-with-sod1-mutations
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Dale J Lange, Mona Shahbazi, Vincenzo Silani, Albert C Ludolph, Jochen H Weishaupt, Senda Ajroud-Driss, Kara G Fields, Rahul Remanan, Stanley H Appel, Claudia Morelli, Alberto Doretti, Luca Maderna, Stefano Messina, Ulrike Weiland, Stefan L Marklund, Peter M Andersen
BACKGROUND: Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) reduction prolongs survival in SOD1-transgenic animal models. Pyrimethamine produces dose dependent SOD1 reduction in cell culture systems. A previous phase-1 trial showed pyrimethamine lowers SOD1 levels in leucocytes in patients with SOD1 mutations. This study investigated whether pyrimethamine lowered SOD1 levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients carrying SOD1 mutations linked to ALS (fALS/SOD1). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter (5 sites), open-label, 9-month duration, dose-ranging, to determine safety and efficacy of pyrimethamine to lower SOD1 levels in the CSF of FALS/SOD1...
May 8, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480561/immunotherapy-induced-sarcoidosis-in-patients-with-melanoma-treated-with-pd-1-checkpoint-inhibitors-case-series-and-immunophenotypic-analysis
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Anna J Lomax, Helen M McGuire, Catriona McNeil, Clara J Choi, Peter Hersey, Deme Karikios, Kerwin Shannon, Sebastian van Hal, Urszula Carr, Anne Crotty, Sandeep K Gupta, Jane Hollingsworth, Haewon Kim, Barbara Fazekas de St Groth, Neil McGill
AIM: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease. This condition has a documented association with the diagnosis of melanoma and can be induced in melanoma patients receiving anti-neoplastic therapy. We evaluated a case series of melanoma patients who developed immunotherapy-induced sarcoidosis. METHODS: Three patients with melanoma (n = 1 resected Stage III, n = 2 metastatic) treated with anti-programmed cell death (PD)-1 antibody therapy at two institutions developed biopsy-proven sarcoidosis...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479159/proteomic-analysis-of-filaggrin-deficiency-identifies-molecular-signatures-characteristic-of-atopic-eczema
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Martina S Elias, Heather A Long, Carla F Newman, Paul A Wilson, Andrew West, Paul J McGill, Keith C Wu, Michael J Donaldson, Nick J Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema (AE) is characterized by skin barrier and immune dysfunction. Null mutations in filaggrin (FLG), a key epidermal barrier protein, strongly predispose to AE; however, the precise role of FLG deficiency in AE pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify global proteomic changes downstream of FLG deficiency in human epidermal living skin-equivalent (LSE) models and validate findings in skin of patients with AE...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476560/is-there-an-association-between-back-pain-and-stress-incontinence-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Jane E Ashbrook, Carol Shacklady, Sue Johnson, Gillian Yeowell, Peter Charles Goodwin
BACKGROUND: Back pain and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are common in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). This study aimed to establish whether there is an association between back pain, lung function and stress urinary incontinence and its relative risk. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional, retrospective analysis of the Manchester Musculoskeletal Screening Tool (MMST) data. It includes pain, (Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ and VAS)) and International Consultation on Incontinence Short Form (ICIQ-UI-SF) measures...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476166/predictors-of-failure-of-dise-directed-adenotonsillectomy-in-children-with-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Noura Alsufyani, Andre Isaac, Manisha Witmans, Paul Major, Hamdy El-Hakim
BACKGROUND: Adenotonsillectomy (AT) is the most commonly performed procedure for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in pediatrics. However, 20-40% of patients will have persistent signs and symptoms of SDB after AT. Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) has the potential to individualize surgical treatments and avoid unnecessary or unsuccessful surgeries. The objective of this study was to determine the predictors of failure of DISE-directed adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy in otherwise healthy children with SDB...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461765/the-efficacy-of-a-preparatory-phase-of-a-touch-based-approach-in-treating-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Federico Zangrando, Giulia Piccinini, Clara Tagliolini, Gabriella Marsilli, Marco Iosa, Maria Chiara Vulpiani, Teresa Paolucci
BACKGROUND: Massage therapy is an important element of rehabilitation in the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP). The objective of this study was to determine the relative efficacy of massage therapy between traditional massage and a new massage approach for CLBP. We also examined whether any reduction in pain was linked to interoceptive awareness and parasympathetic activation. METHODS: A single-blind, randomized, controlled trial of 51 patients who were allocated into a traditional massage therapy group (TMG; N=24, mean age: 50...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459155/managing-mobility-outcomes-in-vulnerable-seniors-mmoves-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
#19
Sabrina Figueiredo, Jose A Morais, Nancy Mayo
OBJECTIVE: To estimate feasibility and potential for efficacy of an individualized, exercise-focused, self-management program (i.e. Managing Mobility Outcomes In Vulnerable Seniors ( MMOVeS)), in comparison to exercise information in improving mobility after six months among seniors recently discharged from hospital. DESIGN: Randomized pilot study. SETTING: Two McGill University-teaching hospitals. SUBJECTS: Community dwelling seniors, aged 70 years and older, recently discharged from either participating hospitals...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459068/focal-muscle-vibration-and-physical-exercise-in-postmastectomy-recovery-an-explorative-study
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Claudia Celletti, Maria Antonietta Fara, Guido Maria Filippi, Giuseppe La Torre, Roberto Tozzi, Nicola Vanacore, Filippo Camerota
Background. Physical activity initiation and maintenance are particular challenges in the postmastectomy recovery and in particular Dragon Boat racing seems to be a useful sport activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of focal muscle vibration as a proprioceptive input to improve upper limb functioning in a group of "paddlers" patients. Methods. A group of paddlers has been evaluated before vibratory treatment (T0), immediately after therapy (T1), after one week (T2), and after one month (T3) with DASH questionnaire, Body Image Scale, McGill pain questionnaire, Constant Scale, and Short Form 36 questionnaire...
2017: BioMed Research International
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