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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333590/mean-first-passage-memory-lifetimes-by-reducing-complex-synapses-to-simple-synapses
#1
Terry Elliott
Memory models that store new memories by forgetting old ones have memory lifetimes that are rather short and grow only logarithmically in the number of synapses. Attempts to overcome these deficits include "complex" models of synaptic plasticity in which synapses possess internal states governing the expression of synaptic plasticity. Integrate-and-express, filter-based models of synaptic plasticity propose that synapses act as low-pass filters, integrating plasticity induction signals before expressing synaptic plasticity...
March 23, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328697/the-fear-avoidance-components-scale-facs-responsiveness-to-functional-restoration-treatment-in-a-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-disorder-cmpd-population
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Randy Neblett, Tom G Mayer, Mark J Williams, Sali Asih, Antonio I Cuesta-Vargas, Meredith M Hartzell, Robert J Gatchel
OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical validity and factor structure of the Fear-Avoidance Components Scale (FACS), a new fear-avoidance (FA) measure. METHODS: In this study, 426 chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder (CMPD) patients were admitted to a functional restoration program (FRP). They were categorized into five FACS severity levels, from Subclinical to Extreme, at admission, and again at discharge. Associations with objective lifting performance and other patient-reported psychosocial measures were determined at admission and discharge, and objective work outcomes for this predominantly disabled cohort, were assessed one-year later...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327185/economic-evaluation-of-interventions-delivered-by-primary-care-providers-to-improve-neurodevelopment-in-children-aged-under-5%C3%A2-years-protocol-for-a-scoping-review
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Karen M Edmond, Natalie A Strobel, Kimberley McAuley, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Lisa Hurt
BACKGROUND: Frequently cited benefit-cost ratios suggest that interventions to improve neurodevelopment have high economic returns when implemented during pregnancy and early childhood. However, there are many challenges when primary care providers implement these interventions at scale, and it is unclear how many research studies or programmes have examined cost-effectiveness and which methods were used. There are no current scoping or systematic reviews which have assessed economic evaluations of interventions delivered by primary care providers to improve child neurodevelopment...
March 21, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326108/secondary-traumatic-stress-and-burnout-of-north-korean-refugees-service-providers
#4
Yeunhee Joyce Kim
OBJECTIVE: The current study investigated the burnout and secondary traumatic stress of service providers for North Korean (NK) refugees based on the conceptual framework of theJob Demands-Resources (JD-R) model of workplace burnout. METHODS: A cross-sectional self-administered survey was conducted with a national sample consisting of all 63 organizations in direct services to North Korean refugees. Of the estimated total number of 230 service providers comprising of social workers, psychotherapists, job counselors and paraprofessional counselors, 179 completed the survey, a 77...
March 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325185/minimally-invasive-surgical-approaches-to-gastric-resection
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REVIEW
Sepideh Gholami, Michael R Cassidy, Vivian E Strong
Minimally invasive gastric resections carry several advantages, including less intraoperative blood loss, faster recovery time, reduced pain, and decreased hospital length of stay and quicker return to work. Numerous trials have proved that laparoscopic and robotic-assisted gastrectomy provides equivalent surgical and oncologic outcomes to open approaches. As with any minimally invasive approach, advanced minimally invasive training and good judgment by a surgeon are paramount in selecting patients in whom a minimally invasive approach is feasible...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325132/physical-symptoms-and-working-performance-in-female-breast-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review
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Kamilla Zomkowski, Bruna Cruz de Souza, Fabiana Pinheiro da Silva, Géssica Maria Moreira, Natália de Souza Cunha, Fabiana Flores Sperandio
PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review was to summarize and systematize the information about physical symptoms and its relation with work activity on female Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS). METHODS: A systematic search was performed on the databases MEDLINE/PubMed (via National Library of Medicine), SCOPUS (Elsevier), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters Scientific) and CINAHL with full text (EBSCO), including papers about physical impairments experienced by female workers who have had breast cancer...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324165/lipid-phenol-and-carotenoid-changes-in-bianca-grapevine-leaves-after-mechanical-wounding-a-case-study
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Giulia Chitarrini, Luca Zulini, Domenico Masuero, Urska Vrhovsek
Metabolic changes can occur in plants in response to abiotic stress. Extensive use of leaf discs (mechanical wounding) in studies regarding the effect on the biochemical response of the grapevine to different types of biotic stress makes it necessary to understand metabolic perturbation after injury. In this study, we investigate how mechanical wounding can affect the metabolism of grapevine leaf tissue using Bianca variety as case study. Two sizes of leaf discs (1.1 and 2.8 cm in diameter) were excised from leaves, and phenol, lipid and carotenoid perturbation were investigated 0, 6, 12, 24, 48, 96 and 120 h post cutting...
March 21, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323231/carotid-endarterectomy-in-the-southern-california-vascular-outcomes-improvement-collaborative
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Kaelan Chan, Ahmed Abouzamzam, Karen Woo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine the variation in practice patterns and associated outcomes for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) within the Southern California Vascular Outcomes Improvement Collaborative (So Cal VOICe), a regional quality group of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). METHODS: All cases entered in the CEA registry by the So Cal VOICe were included in the study. RESULTS: From September 2010 through September 2015, 1110 CEA cases were entered by nine centers in the So Cal VOICe...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322646/operating-room-personnel-viewpoints-about-certified-registered-nurse-anesthetists
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Desiree Hensel, Rachel Cooper, Neil Craney
The purpose of this project was to explore what attitudes physicians, nurses, and operating room technicians had about working with Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to better understand practice barriers and facilitators. This Q methodology study used a purposive sample of operating room personnel from four institutions in the Midwestern United States. Participants completed a -4 to +4 rank-ordering of their level of agreement with 34 attitude statements representing a wide range of beliefs about nurse anesthetists...
December 1, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320603/influence-of-dietary-and-physical-activity-restriction-on-pediatric-adenotonsillectomy-postoperative-care-in-brazil-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Denise Manica, Leo Sekine, Larissa S Abreu, Michelle Manzini, Luísi Rabaioli, Marcel M Valério, Manoela P Oliveira, João A Bergamaschi, Luciano A Fernandes, Gabriel Kuhl, Cláudia Schweiger
INTRODUCTION: Although culturally food and physical activity restriction are part of the routine postoperative care of many Brazilian surgeons, current evidences from other countries support no such recommendations. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether dietary and physical restriction effectively lead to a decrease on postoperative complications of adenotonsillectomy in children when compared to no restriction. METHODS: We have designed a randomized clinical trial comparing two intervention: no specific counseling on diet or activity (Group A), and restriction recommendations on diet and physical activities (Group B)...
February 22, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318587/technical-note-mining-data-from-on-farm-electronic-equipment-to-identify-the-time-dairy-cows-spend-away-from-the-pen
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A J Thompson, D M Weary, M A G von Keyserlingk
The electronic equipment used on farms can be creatively co-opted to collect data for which it was not originally designed. In the current study, we describe 2 novel algorithms that harvest data from electronic feeding equipment and data loggers used to record standing and lying behavior, to estimate the time that dairy cows spend away from their pen to be milked. Our 2 objectives were to (1) measure the ability of the first algorithm to estimate the time cows spend away from the pen as a group and (2) determine the capability of a second algorithm to estimate the time it takes for individual cows to return to their pen after being milked...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318538/dynamic-intraligamentary-stabilization-versus-conventional-acl-reconstruction-a-matched-study-on-return-to-work
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Kathrin S Bieri, Stefan M Scholz, Sandro Kohl, Emin Aghayev, Lukas P Staub
PURPOSE: The dynamic intraligamentary stabilization (DIS) technique is based on a different treatment approach than ACL reconstruction in that it intends to promote self-healing of the ligament. It is only recommended for acute injuries (<21days). The purpose of the present study was to compare DIS and ACLR with respect to the extent of work incapacity, revision rates, secondary arthroscopies, and treatment costs during recovery. METHODS: The study was a post-hoc analysis of prospectively collected data in the Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA) database...
March 7, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318518/-returning-to-work-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-when-waiting-is-wasting
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F Latil, M C Iliou, C Boileau, J X Pietri, C Lechien, P Ha-Vinh, C Guimond
BACKGROUND: Return to work (RTW) after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is an important issue for the patient's future. AIMS: The study aim was to determine whether RTW practice complies with guidelines or is delayed by failure in patient management. We analysed the factors influencing RTW beyond the 90-day period recommended by guidelines. METHODS: We conducted a survey of 216 self-employed workers admitted to the hospital for ACS using self-report questionnaires and medical examination...
March 16, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318280/adjustment-between-work-demands-and-health-needs-development-of-the-work-health-balance-questionnaire
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Andrea Gragnano, Massimo Miglioretti, Monique H W Frings-Dresen, Angela G E M de Boer
PURPOSE: This study presented the construct of Work-Health Balance (WHB) and the design and validation of the Work-Health Balance Questionnaire (WHBq). More and more workers have a long-standing health problem or disability (LSHPD). The management of health needs and work demands is crucial for the quality of working life and work retention of these workers. However, no instrument exists measuring this process. The WHBq assesses key factors in the process of adjusting between health needs and work demands...
March 20, 2017: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316348/new-skills-new-jobs-return-migration-skill-transfers-and-business-formation-in-mexico
#15
Jacqueline Maria Hagan, Joshua Wassink
Numerous studies have documented a high propensity for self-employment and business formation among return migrants relative to non-migrants. The literature points to the importance of remitted savings, migration duration, and number and types of jobs abroad for business formation upon return. Implicit in this scholarship is the assumption that migrants acquire not only financial capital, but also human capital, which expands their opportunities upon return. Empirical work has demonstrated how the transfer of formal human capital, such as language skills and professional credentials, influences the mobility pathways of professional return migrants...
November 2016: Social Problems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314743/adjunctive-clindamycin-for-cellulitis-a-clinical-trial-comparing-flucloxacillin-with-or-without-clindamycin-for-the-treatment-of-limb-cellulitis
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Richard Brindle, O Martin Williams, Paul Davies, Tim Harris, Heather Jarman, Alastair D Hay, Peter Featherstone
OBJECTIVE: To compare flucloxacillin with clindamycin to flucloxacillin alone for the treatment of limb cellulitis. DESIGN: Parallel, double-blinded, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Emergency department attendances and general practice referrals within 20 hospitals in England. INTERVENTIONS: Flucloxacillin, at a minimum of 500 mg 4 times per day for 5 days, with clindamycin 300 mg 4 times per day for 2 days given orally versus flucloxacillin given alone...
March 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314069/factors-contributing-to-employment-patterns-after-liver-transplantation
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Eliza W Beal, Dmitry Tumin, Khalid Mumtaz, Michael Nau, Joseph D Tobias, Don Hayes, Kenneth Washburn, Sylvester M Black
BACKGROUND: Many liver transplant recipients return to work, but their patterns of employment are unclear. We examine patterns of employment 5 years after liver transplantation. METHODS: First-time liver transplant recipients ages 18-60 years transplanted from 2002-2009 and surviving at least 5 years were identified in the United Network for Organ Sharing registry. Recipient's post-transplant employment status was classified as (1) never employed; (2) returned to work within 2 years and remained employed (continuous employment); (3) returned to work within 2 years, but was subsequently unemployed (intermittent employment); or (4) returned to work ≥3 years post-transplant (delayed employment)...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303590/psychiatric-disability-in-law-enforcement-officers
#18
Marilyn Price
Law enforcement officers all across the world are exposed to violence, confrontation, and traumatic incidents. They regularly witness death and suffering and are at risk of personal injury. Psychiatric sequelae include an increased risk for trauma-related symptoms, depression, alcohol-use disorders, and stress-related medical conditions. Law enforcement officers have been applying for early disability retirement pensions at an increased rate for stress-related psychiatric and medical conditions. As a result, law enforcement agencies are prematurely losing valuable resources, officers with training and experience...
March 17, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303561/extraforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-at-the-l5-s1-level-technical-considerations-and-feasibility
#19
Arthur Robert Kurzbuch, Denis Kaech, Pawel Baranowski, Alicja Baranowska, Didier Recoules-Arche
Background Extraforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (ELIF) surgery is a muscle-sparing approach that allows the treatment of various degenerative spinal diseases. It is technical challenging to perform the ELIF approach at the L5-S1 level because the sacral ala obstructs the view of the intervertebral disk space. Methods We reported earlier on the ELIF technique in which the intervertebral disk is targeted at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the midline. In this article we describe the technical process we developed to overcome the anatomic relation between the sacral ala and the intervertebral disk space L5-S1 that hinders the ELIF approach at this level...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303433/the-decade-of-face-transplant-outcomes
#20
Maria Siemionow
At the 10th year anniversary of the first face transplantation, 37 patients worldwide, were the recipients of faces coming from human donors. Five patients died due to complications, noncompliance with immunosuppressive medications and development of cancer. Despite the initial debates and ethical concerns, face transplantation became a clinical reality with satisfactory functional outcomes. The areas of controversy still include the impact of life-long immunosuppression on otherwise healthy patients as well as the selection process of face transplant candidates...
May 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
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