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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647721/effects-of-a-peer-support-programme-for-youth-social-services-employees-experiencing-potentially-traumatic-events-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Stephane Guay, Nicole Tremblay, Jane Goncalves, Henriette Bilodeau, Steve Geoffrion
INTRODUCTION: The use of peer support programmes to help workers experiencing potentially traumatic events (PTE) has increased in high-risk organisations in the last decades. However, the scientific evidence of its effectiveness is still very limited. This paper aims to describe the protocol of a prospective cohort study that assesses the efficacy of a peer support programme among youth social services employees exposed to a PTE at work on psychological well-being, work functioning and needs of support...
June 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647441/prevention-of-epilepsy-should-we-be-avoiding-clinical-trials
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Pavel Klein, Ivana Tyrlikova
Epilepsy prevention is one of the great unmet needs in epilepsy. Approximately 15% of all epilepsy is caused by an acute acquired CNS insult such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke or encephalitis. There is a latent period between the insult and epilepsy onset that presents an opportunity to intervene with preventive treatment that is unique in neurology. Yet no phase 3 epilepsy prevention studies, and only 2 phase 2 studies have been initiated in the last 16years. Current prevailing opinion is that the research community is not ready for clinical preventive epilepsy studies, and that animal models should first be refined and biomarkers of epileptogenesis and of epilepsy discovered before clinical studies are embarked upon...
June 21, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637381/role-of-caspase-3-mediated-apoptosis-in-chronic-caspase-3-cleaved-tau-accumulation-and-blood-brain-barrier-damage-in-the-corpus-callosum-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Olena Glushakova, Andriy O Glushakov, Cesar Borlongan, Alex Valadka, Ronald L Hayes, Alexander V Glushakov
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be a significant risk factor for development of neurodegenerative disorders such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE), and Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's (PD) diseases. Chronic TBI is associated with several pathological features that are also characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases, including tau pathologies, caspase-3-mediated apoptosis, neuroinflammation, and microvascular alterations. The goal of this study was to evaluate changes following TBI in cleaved-caspase-3 and caspase-3-cleaved tau truncated at Asp421 and their relationships to cellular markers potentially associated with inflammation and blood-brain (BBB) barrier damage...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635149/underuse-of-risk-assessment-and-overuse-of-ctpa-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Michael Perera, Leena Aggarwal, Ian A Scott, Nicholas Cocks
INTRODUCTION: Evidence suggests potential overuse of computerised tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in patients with suspected pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in the absence of consistent use of pre-test clinical prediction rules and D-dimer assays. METHODS: 344 consecutive patients undergoing CTPA at a tertiary hospital were studied for use of D-dimer assays and clinical prediction rules for PTE. For each patient, a modified Wells score (mWS), revised Geneva score (rGS) and PISA model were calculated retrospectively; performance characteristics for each rule for PTE were determined in reference to results of CTPA...
June 21, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630832/total-knee-arthroplasty-in-a-diagnosed-case-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-our-experience-and-review-of-literature
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Saurabh Agarwal, Ashish Rana, Gaurav Gupta, Deepak Raghav, Rajeev K Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and its associated complication, pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) remains a challenge for orthopedic surgeons. There are wide ranges of predisposing factors which are both patient specific as well as procedure associated, responsible for DVT. PTE is a well-known fatal complication of DVT which may be life-threatening. Medical management and early mobilization are necessary for the management of DVT. Fatal PTE can be prevented by implantation of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter in at risk patients...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628151/-assessment-and-comparison-of-hospital-operating-efficiency-under-different-management-systems
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OBJECTIVE: To assess and analyze the operation efficiency of 8 commission general public hospitals managed directly by National Health and Family Planning Commission and 8 municipal general hospitals managed directly by Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals in Beijing and to provide suggestions on improving service capacity and designing relevant health policy. METHODS: Input and output data of 8 commission hospitals and 8 municipal hospitals were obtained from Beijing Direct-Reported Health Statistics data from 2011 to 2014...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620304/pu-erh-tea-extract-ameliorates-ovariectomy-induced-osteoporosis-in-rats-and-suppresses-osteoclastogenesis-in-vitro
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Titi Liu, Shihua Ding, Dan Yin, Xiangdan Cuan, Chuanqi Xie, Huanhuan Xu, Xuanjun Wang, Jun Sheng
Background and Objective: Tea drinking is associated with positive effects on bone health and may protect against osteoporosis, especially in elderly women. Pu-erh tea has many beneficial effects on human health; however, whether Pu-erh tea has anti-osteoporotic potential remains unclear. Thus, we investigated the effects of Pu-erh tea extract (PTE) on ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis in rats and on osteoclastogenesis in vitro. Methods: Female Wistar rats were divided into six groups: the sham, model, and Xian-Ling-Gu-Bao capsule (XLGB) groups, and the low-, medium-, and high-dose PTE groups...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616853/comparison-of-the-simple-patient-centric-atopic-dermatitis-scoring-system-pest-with-scorad-in-young-children-using-a-ceramide-dominant-therapeutic-moisturizer
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Mark Jean-Ann Koh, Yoke Chin Giam, Hui Min Liew, Alice Yee-Wah Foong, Chong Jin Ho, Sharon Mun Yee Wong, Mark Boon Yang Tang, Madeline Sheun Ling Ho, Lucinda Siyun Tan, James M Mason, Michael J Cork
INTRODUCTION: Patient eczema severity time (PEST) is a new atopic dermatitis (AD) scoring system based on patients' own perception of their disease. Conventional scales such as SCORing of atopic dermatitis (SCORAD) reflect the clinician's observations during the clinic visit. Instead, the PEST score captures eczema severity, relapse and recovery as experienced by the patient or caregiver on a daily basis, promoting patient engagement, compliance with treatment and improved outcomes. This study aims to determine the correlation between carer-assessed PEST and clinician-assessed SCORAD in paediatric AD patients after 12 weeks of treatment using a ceramide-dominant therapeutic moisturizer...
June 14, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611611/a-synchronous-motor-imagery-based-neural-physiological-paradigm-for-brain-computer-interface-speller
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Lei Cao, Bin Xia, Oladazimi Maysam, Jie Li, Hong Xie, Niels Birbaumer
Brain Computer Interface (BCI) speller is a typical BCI-based application to help paralyzed patients express their thoughts. This paper proposed a novel motor imagery based BCI speller with Oct-o-spell paradigm for word input. Furthermore, an intelligent input method was used for improving the performance of the BCI speller. For the English word spelling experiment, we compared synchronous control with previous asynchronous control under the same experimental condition. There were no significant differences between these two control methods in the classification accuracy, information transmission rate (ITR) or letters per minute (LPM)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598628/bipolar-photothermoelectric-effect-across-energy-filters-in-single-nanowires
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Steven Limpert, Adam Burke, I-Ju Chen, Nicklas Anttu, Sebastian Lehmann, Sofia Fahlvik, Stephen Bremner, Gavin Conibeer, Claes Thelander, Mats-Erik Pistol, Heiner Linke
The photothermoelectric (PTE) effect uses nonuniform absorption of light to produce a voltage via the Seebeck effect and is of interest for optical sensing and solar-to-electric energy conversion. However, the utility of PTE devices reported to date has been limited by the need to use a tightly focused laser spot to achieve the required, nonuniform illumination and by their dependence upon the Seebeck coefficients of the constituent materials, which exhibit limited tunability and, generally, low values. Here, we use InAs/InP heterostructure nanowires to overcome these limitations: first, we use naturally occurring absorption "hot spots" at wave mode maxima within the nanowire to achieve sharp boundaries between heated and unheated subwavelength regions of high and low absorption, allowing us to use global illumination; second, we employ carrier energy-filtering heterostructures to achieve a high Seebeck coefficient that is tunable by heterostructure design...
June 16, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594794/-use-of-a-thrombin-inhibitor-for-treatment-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-thrombophilia
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A S Petrikov, Ia N Shoĭkhet, D V Dudin, I A Karbyshev
Presented herein are the results of oral administration of dabigatran etexilate for treatment and secondary prevention of lower-limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in patients with established thrombophilia, studying its efficacy and safety in prolonged administration during a year as compared with warfarin. The study group included a total of fifty-seven 18-to-79-year-old patients (33 men and 24 women) with DVT and PTE, taking dabigatran etexilate. The comparison group was composed of a total of 126 patients (65 men and 61 women) with DVT and PTE, taking warfarin...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588250/an-atypical-phosphodiesterase-capable-of-degrading-haloalkyl-phosphate-diesters-from-sphingobium-sp-strain-tcm1
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Katsumasa Abe, Naoko Mukai, Yuka Morooka, Takeshi Makino, Kenji Oshima, Shouji Takahashi, Yoshio Kera
Sphingobium sp. strain TCM1 can degrade tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) to inorganic phosphate and 2-chloroethanol. A phosphotriesterase (PTE), phosphodiesterase (PDE) and phosphomonoesterase (PME) are believed to be involved in the degradation of TCEP. The PTE and PME that respectively catalyze the first and third steps of TCEP degradation in TCM1 have been identified. However, no information has been reported on a PDE catalyzing the second step. In this study, we identified, purified, and characterized a PDE capable of hydrolyzing haloalkyl phosphate diesters...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584212/variations-of-postresuscitation-lung-function-after-thrombolysis-therapy-in-a-cardiac-arrest-porcine-model-caused-by-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Jun Yang, Lian-Xing Zhao, Chun-Sheng Li, Nan Tong, Hong-Li Xiao, Le An
BACKGROUND: Study of lung function in survivor from cardiac arrest (CA) caused by pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) was rare. The aim of this study was to investigate the variations of postresuscitation lung function after thrombolysis treatment in a CA porcine model caused by PTE. METHODS: After 2 min of untreated CA, pigs of 10-12 weeks with a weight of 30 ± 2 kg (n = 24) were treated with recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator (50 mg). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and ventilation were initiated after drug administration...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583244/association-between-childhood-traumatic-stress-and-behavior-in-the-pediatric-dental-clinic
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Serena Mitchual, Marcio A da Fonseca, Sheela Raja, Darien Weatherspoon, Anne Koerber
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between a history of potentially traumatic events (PTE) and a child's behavior during dental treatment. METHODS: Parents of healthy children, age four years and older and attending their initial dental appointment at a university pediatric dental clinic, were asked to complete the Traumatic Events Screening Inventory-Parent Report Revised and a demographic survey. Following the dental appointment, a pediatric dental resident reported the child's behavior using the Frankl scale...
May 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571195/primary-pulmonary-artery-intimal-sarcoma-case-with-elevated-coagulation-markers
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Koshiro Sakai, Yoshino Minoura, Taiju Matsui, Kyoichi Kaneko, Yoichi Kobayashi
Primary Sarcoma of the Pulmonary Artery (PAS) is a very rare and miserable disease. The clinical signs and symptoms of PAS are non- specific, which usually prevents diagnosis before surgery or autopsy. The current guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of PAS have not been well established. Several reported cases of PAS have been mistaken for Pulmonary Artery Thromboembolism (PTE), because the clinical signs and symptoms of PAS are non-specific. Elevated coagulation markers are generally absent in PAS and therefore, support a differential diagnosis of PTE...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550734/pterostilbene-alleviates-polymicrobial-sepsis-induced-liver-injury-possible-role-of-sirt1-signaling
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Xiaojing Liu, Xueliang Yang, Lingna Han, Feng Ye, Min Liu, Wanhu Fan, Kai Zhang, Ying Kong, Jian Zhang, Lei Shi, Yunru Chen, Xi Zhang, Shumei Lin
Liver injury occurs frequently during sepsis. Pterostilbene (Pte), a natural dimethylated analog of resveratrol from blueberries, exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects in various diseases. However, the role of Pte in sepsis-induced liver injury and its underlying mechanisms remain unknown. The current study aimed to evaluate the protective effects of Pte on sepsis-induced liver injury and its potential mechanisms. Sepsis was induced using cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) in C57BL/6 mice. Mice were administered Pte (5, 10, 15mg/kg, i...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545301/review-of-design-of-precursors-for-sustainable-chemistry-design-of-precursors-for-sustainable-chemistry-by-karl-m-kadish-university-of-houston-usa-kevin-m-smith-louisiana-state-university-usa-and-roger-guilard-university-of-bourgogne-france-world-scientific
#17
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539247/horizontal-visibility-graph-transfer-entropy-hvg-te-a-novel-metric-to-characterize-directed-connectivity-in-large-scale-brain-networks
#18
Meichen Yu, Arjan Hillebrand, Alida A Gouw, Cornelis J Stam
We propose a new measure, horizontal visibility graph transfer entropy (HVG-TE), to estimate the direction of information flow between pairs of time series. HVG-TE quantifies the transfer entropy between the degree sequences of horizontal visibility graphs derived from original time series. Twenty-one Rössler attractors unidirectionally coupled in the posterior-to-anterior direction were used to simulate 21-channel Electroencephalography (EEG) brain networks and validate the performance of the HVG-TE. We showed that the HVG-TE is robust to different levels of coupling strengths between the coupled Rössler attractors, a wide range of time delays, different sample sizes, the effects of noise and linear mixing, and the choice of reference for EEG data...
May 21, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535476/examination-of-polytrauma-typologies-a-latent-class-analysis-approach
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Erin Sullivan, Ateka A Contractor, Monica M Gerber, Craig Neumann
Potentially traumatizing events (PTE) are highly prevalent, and are associated with detrimental effects on psychological health, including increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Multiple endorsed PTEs (polytraumatization) may have even greater effects on a person's health than the impact of a single index event. To better understand patterns of polytraumatization, person-centered analytic techniques such as Latent class analysis (LCA) are recommended. The current study used LCA to explore latent subgroupings of people based on their endorsement of PTEs, thus defining patterns in PTE exposure...
May 17, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532670/syntheses-of-prodrug-type-phosphotriester-oligonucleotides-responsive-to-intracellular-reducing-environment-for-improvement-of-cell-membrane-permeability-and-nuclease-resistance
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Junsuke Hayashi, Yusuke Samezawa, Yosuke Ochi, Shun-Ichi Wada, Hidehito Urata
We synthesized prodrug-type phosphotriester (PTE) oligonucleotides containing the six-membered cyclic disulfide moiety by using phosphoramidite chemistry. Prodrug-type oligonucleotides named "Reducing-Environment-Dependent Uncatalyzed Chemical Transforming (REDUCT) PTE oligonucleotides" were converted into natural oligonucleotides under cytosol-mimetic reductive condition. Furthermore, the REDUCT PTE oligonucleotides were robust to nuclease digestion and exhibited good cell membrane permeability.
May 11, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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