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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632082/the-%C3%AE-helix-alignment-of-proteins-in-water-solution-toward-a-high-frequency-electromagnetic-field-a-ftir-spectroscopy-study
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Emanuele Calabrò, Salvatore Magazù
The aim of this article was to study the effects of mobile phone electromagnetic waves at 1750 MHz on the Amide I and Amide II vibration bands of some proteins in bidistilled water solution by means of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and Fourier self-deconvolution (FSD) analysis. The proteins that were used for the experiment were hemoglobin, myoglobin, bovine serum albumin and lysozyme. The exposure system consisted of microwaves emitted by an operational mobile phone at the frequency at 1750 MHz at the average power density of 1 W/m(2)...
June 20, 2017: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622875/does-the-severity-of-overactive-bladder-symptoms-correlate-with-risk-for-female-sexual-dysfunction
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Cássia Raquel Teatin Juliato, Iane Glauce Ribeiro Melotti, Luiz Carlos Santos Junior, Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Britto, Cássio Luiz Zanettini Riccetto
BACKGROUND: Several studies have associated overactive bladder (OAB) with female sexual dysfunction (FSD); however, there are no reports using a quantitative approach to measure OAB severity and to relate OAB to the risk of FSD. AIM: To evaluate women with OAB and to correlate the severity of their urinary symptoms with their sexual function. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 267 women older than 18 years with untreated OAB. All subjects completed the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Overactive Bladder (ICIQ-OAB) and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617103/effects-of-mindfulness-based-therapies-for-female-sexual-dysfunction-a-meta-analytic-review
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Kyle R Stephenson, Jonathan Kerth
Mindfulness-based therapy (MBT) represents a potentially efficacious treatment for female sexual dysfunction (FSD). A number of recent trials assessing MBT for FSD have been published, but we are aware of no existing meta-analysis synthesizing these results. We conducted a literature review to identify all published trials of MBT for FSD. References of retrieved studies were searched and key authors were contacted with requests for complete but unpublished trials. Eleven trials, including a total of 449 participants, were identified...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584199/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-female-sexual-dysfunction-in-beijing-china
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Wen-Jia Lou, Bo Chen, Lan Zhu, Shao-Mei Han, Tao Xu, Jing-He Lang, Lei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a highly prevalent and often underestimated problem. However, large-scale, population-based epidemiological surveys of FSD are scarce in China. The present study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence and the potential risk factors of FSD across a selection of social groups in Beijing, China, based on the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). METHODS: A cross-sectional study based on the multiple-stage cluster sampling was performed with adult women throughout the Dongcheng and Shunyi districts of Beijing...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548089/finding-multiple-reaction-pathways-via-global-optimization-of-action
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Juyong Lee, In-Ho Lee, InSuk Joung, Jooyoung Lee, Bernard R Brooks
Global searching for reaction pathways is a long-standing challenge in computational chemistry and biology. Most existing approaches perform only local searches due to computational complexity. Here we present a computational approach, Action-CSA, to find multiple diverse reaction pathways connecting fixed initial and final states through global optimization of the Onsager-Machlup action using the conformational space annealing (CSA) method. Action-CSA successfully overcomes large energy barriers via crossovers and mutations of pathways and finds all possible pathways of small systems without initial guesses on pathways...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492147/female-sexual-dysfunction-in-the-late-postpartum-period-among-women-with-previous-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Mehmet Akif Sargin, Murat Yassa, Bilge Dogan Taymur, Bulent Taymur, Gizem Akca, Niyazi Tug
OBJECTIVE: To compare the status of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) between women with a history of previous gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and those with follow-up of a healthy pregnancy, using the female sexual function index (FSFI) questionnaire. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, from September to December 2015...
April 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470948/using-transmission-kikuchi-diffraction-to-characterise-%C3%AE-variants-in-an-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-titanium-alloy
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V Tong, S Joseph, A K Ackerman, D Dye, T B Britton
Two phase titanium alloys are important for high-performance engineering components, such as aeroengine discs. The microstructures of these alloys are tailored during thermomechanical processing to precisely control phase fractions, morphology and crystallographic orientations. In bimodal two phase (α + β) Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo (Ti-6242) alloys there are often three microstructural lengthscales to consider: large (∼10 μm) equiaxed primary α; >200 nm thick plate α with a basketweave morphology; and very fine scaled (<50 nm plate thickness) secondary α that grows between the larger α plates surrounded by retained β...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470298/fluorescence-enhancement-and-pka-shift-of-a-rho-kinase-inhibitor-by-a-synthetic-receptor
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Hang Yin, Linmin Chen, Binrui Yang, David Bardelang, Chunming Wang, Simon M Y Lee, Ruibing Wang
Fasudil (FSD), a selective rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitor, was found to form 1 : 1 host-guest inclusion complexes with a synthetic macrocyclic receptor, cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]), in aqueous solutions, as evidenced by (1)H NMR, photoluminescence and UV-visible spectroscopic titrations, isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) titration, and electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry, as well as density functional theory (DFT) molecular modeling. Upon encapsulation, whereas the UV-vis absorbance of FSD experienced a moderate decrease and bathochromic shift, the fluorescence intensity of FSD at 354 nm was dramatically enhanced for up to 69-fold at neutral pH, which could potentially be applied in fluorescent tracking of the drug delivery and release...
May 23, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457327/an-epidemiologic-overview-of-13%C3%A2-years-of-firearm-hospitalizations-in-pennsylvania
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Brian W Gross, Alan D Cook, Cole D Rinehart, Caitlin A Lynch, Eric H Bradburn, Katherine A Bupp, Chet A Morrison, Frederick B Rogers
BACKGROUND: Gun violence is a controversial public health issue plagued by a lack of recent research. We sought to provide a 13-y overview of firearm hospitalizations in Pennsylvania, analyzing trends in mode, intent, and outcome. We hypothesized that no adjusted change in mortality or functional status at discharge (FSD) would be observed for gunshot wound (GSW) victims over the study period. METHODS: All admissions to the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study database from 2003 to 2015 were queried...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450708/elevated-free-triiodothyronine-may-lead-to-female-sexual-dysfunction-in-chinese-urban-women-a-hospital-based-survey
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Han Luo, Hongliu Yang, Wanjun Zhao, Qianqian Han, Li Zeng, Huairong Tang, Jingqiang Zhu
Research on female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is limited, especially in China, due to conservative culture and beliefs. There has been a dearth of FSD screening research in China since the optimal cutoff value of the Chinese version of the Female Sexual Function Index (CVFSFI) was determined in 2014. At the same time, the relationship between thyroid hormones and FSD has seldom been explored in Chinese women. Therefore, hospital-based research was conducted to elucidate FSD frequency and risk factors. Women who underwent a check-up at the Health Promotion Center were approached to participate and, if consented, were enrolled in the study...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444704/how-does-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-lutd-affect-sexual-function-in-men-and-women-ici-rs-2015-part-2
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Apostolos Apostolidis, Angie Rantell, Ralf Anding, Ruth Kirschner-Hermanns, Linda Cardozo
AIM: To discuss available data on the links between LUTD and sexual dysfunction, what is still unknown about the causative effect of disease processes on sexual function (SF), and to suggest proposals for further research. METHODS: At the 2015 International Consultation on Incontinence-Research Society (ICI-RS), a multi-disciplinary group presented a literature search of what is known about the effect of LUTD on SF in men and women. Wider discussions regarding knowledge gaps, and ideal research methodology ensued and are presented...
April 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437922/from-toes-to-top-of-atmosphere-fowler-s-sneaker-depth-index-of-water-clarity-for-the-chesapeake-bay
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Benjamin Crooke, Lachlan I W McKinna, Ivona Cetinić
Fowler's Sneaker Depth (FSD), analogous to the well known Secchi disk depth (Zsd), is a visually discerned citizen scientist metric used to assess water clarity in the Patuxent River estuary. In this study, a simple remote sensing algorithm was developed to derive FSD from space-borne spectroradiometric imagery. An empirical model was formed that estimates FSD from red-end remote sensing reflectances at 645 nm, Rrs(645). The model is based on a hyperbolic function relating water clarity to Rrs(645) that was established using radiative transfer modeling and fine tuned using in-water FSD measurements and coincident Rrs(645) data observed by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard the Aqua spacecraft (MODISA)...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436753/prevalence-and-differences-between-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-regarding-female-sexual-dysfunction-a-cross-sectional-egyptian-study
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Magdy R Ahmed, Mohamed M Shaaban, Wael F Sedik, Tamer Y Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the female sexual dysfunction in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out at Suez Canal University Hospitals from the start of February 2015 to the end of May 2016 among 189 married premenopausal women attending endocrinology and diabetology outpatient clinic for regular follow-up; 25 of whom refused to participate and 18 more were excluded due to incomplete data sets resulting in a final sample of 146 diabetic females...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427495/sexual-dysfunction-among-chinese-nurses-prevalence-and-predictors
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Yi Qun Yang, Qian Xu, Wei Jun Tong, Chun Lan Gao, Hong Mei Li
This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of and identify the factors influencing female sexual dysfunction (FSD) among Chinese nurses. A cross-sectional survey was conducted from March 2013 to May 2014 among 6 hospitals in Suzhou, China. In total, 2,030 married female nurses were included in the analysis. Data on the sociodemographic, lifestyle, and self-reported health status of the participants were collected, and the participants were asked to complete the Chinese version of the 19-item Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire...
March 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403587/tadalafil-once-daily-narrative-review-of-a-treatment-option-for-female-sexual-dysfunctions-fsd-in-midlife-and-older-women
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Chiara Borghi, Lucio Dell'Atti
Female Sexual Disorders (FSD) include a complex, multidimensional, individual experience that can change as an individual age, suggesting that these problems are caused by multiple factors including psychosocial factors, personal relationships, pathologic changes caused by diseases, and pharmacologic influences. Menopause is an important time for middle aged women and postmenopausal physiological changes could have a significant role in the development of FSD. Few is still known about their correct definition and treatment...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327296/local-diagnostic-reference-levels-for-intraoral-dental-radiography-in-the-public-hospitals-of-cyprus
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Stelios Christofides, Elina Pitri, Marios Lampaskis, Christos Papaefstathiou
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine local DRLs for children and adults undergoing intraoral dental examinations at the intraoral radiology units of the public hospitals in Cyprus. METHODS: Measurements were made on all the twenty intraoral X-ray units of the public hospitals in Cyprus with the intention to establish the local DRLs for all the possible intraoral X-ray examinations for children and adults. All units are film based. The measurements were made by a Dose Area Product (DAP) meter (GAMMEX RMI 841-RD) placed at the surface of the dental unit's X-ray shaping cone (FSD 20cm)...
November 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295051/six-out-of-ten-women-with-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-complain-of-distressful-sexual-dysfunction-a-case-control-study
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Luca Boeri, Paolo Capogrosso, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Roberta Scano, Alessandra Graziottin, Federico Dehò, Emanuele Montanari, Francesco Montorsi, Andrea Salonia
Uncomplicated recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTIs) are common among reproductive-aged women. We aimed to assess the prevalence and predictors of sexual dysfunction (FSD) in a cohort of women with rUTIs and compare their psychometric scores to those of matched controls. Data from 147 rUTIs women and 150 healthy controls were analysed. Participants completed the International Prostatic Symptoms Score (IPSS), the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and the Female Sexual Distress Scale (SDS). Descriptive statistics and logistic regression models tested prevalence and predictors of distressful FSD...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273350/sexual-dysfunction-and-its-determinants-among-women-infected-with-hiv
#18
Patricia A Agaba, Seema T Meloni, Halima M Sule, Emmanuel I Agaba, John A Idoko, Phyllis J Kanki
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and its determinants among women with HIV infection enrolled for care and treatment in an ambulatory care setting. METHODS: A questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey was conducted among women attending the HIV clinic of Jos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, between March 2013 and February 2014. The self-administered Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) was used to assess FSD; a score of less than 26...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255417/female-sexual-dysfunction-in-androgenetic-alopecia-case-control-study
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Eyup Burak Sancak, Sevilay Oguz, Tugba Akbulut, Aysegul Uludag, Alpaslan Akbas, Omer Kurt, Mehmet Fatih Akbulut
INTRODUCTION: We sought to evaluate the association of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in premenopausal women. METHODS: From December 2013 to June 2015, we performed a case-control, prospective study of 115 patients with AGA and 97 age-matched control patients without AGA from among premenopausal women who visited dermatology clinics of the two reference hospitals. Comprehensive history, anthropometric measurements, and questionnaire administration were performed for each of the total of 212 women...
July 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251311/sexual-activity-and-sexual-dysfunction-of-women-in-the-perinatal-period-a-longitudinal-study
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Stephanie Wallwiener, Mitho Müller, Anne Doster, Ruben Jeremias Kuon, Katharina Plewniok, Sandra Feller, Markus Wallwiener, Corinna Reck, Lina Maria Matthies, Christian Wallwiener
PURPOSE: Reduced sexual activity and dysfunctional problems are highly prevalent in the perinatal period, and there is a lack of data regarding the degree of normality during pregnancy. Several risk factors have been independently associated with a greater extent of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Therefore, this study aimed to assess the prevalence of sexual inactivity and sexual dysfunctions in German women during the perinatal period and the verification of potential risk factors...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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