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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918616/trainee-associated-factors-and-proficiency-at-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Seyed Mohammad Kazem Aghamir, Negar Behtash, Morteza Hamidi, Hasan Farahmand, Alborz Salavati, Sara Mortaz Hejri
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is a complicated procedure for urology trainees. This study was designed to investigate the effect of trainees' ages and previous experience, as well as the number of operated cases, on proficiency at PNL by using patient outcomes. A cross sectional observational study was designed during a five-year period. Trainees in PNL fellowship programs were included. At the end of the program, the trainees' performance in PNL was assessed regarding five competencies and scored 1-5...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918606/kinetic-coupling-of-phosphate-release-force-generation-and-rate-limiting-steps-in-the-cross-bridge-cycle
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Robert Stehle, Chiara Tesi
A basic goal in muscle research is to understand how the cyclic ATPase activity of cross-bridges is converted into mechanical force. A direct approach to study the chemo-mechanical coupling between Pi release and the force-generating step is provided by the kinetics of force response induced by a rapid change in [Pi]. Classical studies on fibres using caged-Pi discovered that rapid increases in [Pi] induce fast force decays dependent on final [Pi] whose kinetics were interpreted to probe a fast force-generating step prior to Pi release...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918549/loss-of-lhci-system-affects-lhcii-re-distribution-between-thylakoid-domains-upon-state-transitions
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Mauro Bressan, Roberto Bassi, Luca Dall'Osto
LHCI, the peripheral antenna system of Photosystem I, includes four light-harvesting proteins (Lhca1-Lhca4) in higher plants, all of which are devoid in the Arabidopsis thaliana knock-out mutant ΔLhca. PSI absorption cross-section was reduced in the mutant, thus affecting the redox balance of the photosynthetic electron chain and resulting in a more reduced PQ with respect to the wild type. ΔLhca plants developed compensatory response by enhancing LHCII binding to PSI. However, the amplitude of state transitions, as measured from changes of chlorophyll fluorescence in vivo, was unexpectedly low than the high level of PSI-LHCII supercomplex established...
September 16, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918521/relation-of-parent-knowledge-to-glycemic-control-among-emerging-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-a-mediational-model
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Vicki S Helgeson, Abigail Kunz Vaughn, Howard Seltman, Trevor Orchard, Dorothy Becker, Ingrid Libman
The study goal was to examine the links of parent knowledge of children's behavior to diabetes outcomes and to test a mediational model that focused on psychological distress and self-care behavior. We recruited 132 adolescents (average age 12) and followed them to average age 23. At age 23 (n = 107), we conducted in-person interviews with these emerging adults to measure parent knowledge, psychological distress, self-care behavior and glycemic control. We used structural equation modeling to test our hypotheses with these cross-sectional data...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918517/detecting-cam-type-deformities-on-plain-radiographs-what-is-the-optimal-lateral-view
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Christian Hipfl, Markus Titz, Catharina Chiari, Veronika Schöpf, Franz Kainberger, Reinhard Windhager, Stephan Domayer
PURPOSE: Radial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most accurate diagnostic tool in assessing cam-type femoroacetabular impingement. Plain radiographs, however, are useful for the initial diagnosis in the daily practice and there is still debate regarding the optimal lateral view. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of detecting cam deformities using the frog-leg view or the 45° Dunn view by comparison with radial MRI. MATERIAL: 66 consecutive hips with plain radiographs (36 with AP and frog-leg views, 30 with AP and 45° Dunn views) and radial MRI were assessed...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918498/modeling-the-decision-of-mental-health-providers-to-implement-evidence-based-children-s-mental-health-services-a-discrete-choice-conjoint-experiment
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Charles E Cunningham, Melanie Barwick, Heather Rimas, Stephanie Mielko, Raluca Barac
Using an online, cross sectional discrete choice experiment, we modeled the influence of 14 implementation attributes on the intention of 563 providers to adopt hypothetical evidence-based children's mental health practices (EBPs). Latent class analysis identified two segments. Segment 1 (12%) would complete 100% of initial training online, devote more time to training, make greater changes to their practices, and introduce only minor modifications to EBPs. Segment 2 (88%) preferred fewer changes, more modifications, less training, but more follow-up...
September 16, 2017: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918492/decreased-plasma-neuregulin-4-concentration-is-associated-with-increased-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Pi-Jun Yan, Yong Xu, Qin Wan, Jian Feng, Hua Li, Chen-Lin Gao, Jun Yang, Hai-Hua Zhong, Zhi-Hong Zhang
AIMS: Inflammation has been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. This principal objective of this study was to investigate if the secretion of neuregulin 4 (Nrg4), a soluble protein associated with metabolic syndrome and subclinical cardiovascular disease, is correlated with the inflammation marker high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (nT2DM). METHODS: A study group of 311 nT2DM patients was divided into three subgroups based on hs-CRP tertiles...
September 16, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918490/notch-signaling-pathway-networks-in-cancer-metastasis-a-new-target-for-cancer-therapy
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Li Li, Ping Tang, Shun Li, Xiang Qin, Hong Yang, Chunhui Wu, Yiyao Liu
Notch signaling pathway is evolutionarily conserved in mammals, which plays an important role in cell development and differentiation. In recent years, increasing evidence has shown that aberrant activation of Notch is associated with tumor process. Aberrant activation of Notch signaling pathway has been found in many different solid tumors can induce cell proliferation, metastasis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Notch receptor and its ligand are both single transmembrane protein, and Notch is activated when it binds to the Notch ligand of neighbor cells...
September 16, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918468/constraints-affecting-dairy-goats-milk-production-in-kenya
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C M Mbindyo, C G Gitao, S G Peter
In Kenya, the population of dairy goats is about 200,000 and 80% of these are reared in Mount Kenya region. They provide a quick source of milk for consumption or sale, which has an immense value especially to poor households. The small land sizes required for their rearing are especially useful in these highly populated areas. Although much research has been done on problems faced by dairy cattle farmers, limited information is available on problems faced by dairy goat farmers. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the constraints affecting dairy goat production in Mount Kenya region...
September 16, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918461/ethnic-differences-in-maternal-near-miss
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Karayna Gil Fernandes, Renato Teixeira Souza, Maria Carmo Leal, Erly C Moura, Leonor M Santos, Jose Guilherme Cecatti
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between ethnic differences and the occurrence of maternal near miss (MNM) in the Amazon and Northeast regions of Brazil. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a national cross-sectional study focused on the assessment of care to pregnancy, childbirth, and infants under 1 year of age. Ethnicity was classified as white, black or indigenous. Ethnic distribution by state and region, the proportion of severe maternal complications and related procedures, and the prevalence of MNM and its criteria were calculated for the ethnic groups...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918414/a-protocol-of-a-cross-sectional-study-evaluating-an-online-tool-for-early-career-peer-reviewers-assessing-reports-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Anthony Chauvin, David Moher, Doug Altman, David L Schriger, Sabina Alam, Sally Hopewell, Daniel R Shanahan, Alessandro Recchioni, Philippe Ravaud, Isabelle Boutron
INTRODUCTION: Systematic reviews evaluating the impact of interventions to improve the quality of peer review for biomedical publications highlighted that interventions were limited and have little impact. This study aims to compare the accuracy of early career peer reviewers who use an innovative online tool to the usual peer reviewer process in evaluating the completeness of reporting and switched primary outcomes in completed reports. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is a cross-sectional study of individual two-arm parallel-group randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in the BioMed Central series medical journals, BMJ, BMJ Open and Annals of Emergency Medicine and indexed with the publication type 'Randomised Controlled Trial'...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918413/post-traumatic-growth-and-its-relationship-to-quality-of-life-up-to-9-years-after-liver-transplantation-a-cross-sectional-study-in-spain
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María Ángeles Pérez-San-Gregorio, Agustín Martín-Rodríguez, Mercedes Borda-Mas, María Luisa Avargues-Navarro, José Pérez-Bernal, Rupert Conrad, Miguel Ángel Gómez-Bravo
OBJECTIVE: Little is known concerning post-traumatic growth (PTG) after liver transplantation. Against this backdrop the current study analysed the relationship between PTG and time since transplantation on quality of life. Furthermore, it compared PTG between liver transplant recipients and their caregivers. DESIGN: Cross-sectional case-control study. SETTING: University Hospital in Spain. PARTICIPANTS: 240 adult liver transplant recipients who had undergone only one transplantation, with no severe mental disease, were the participants of the study...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918412/prediction-of-early-unplanned-intensive-care-unit-readmission-in-a-uk-tertiary-care-hospital-a-cross-sectional-machine-learning-approach
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Thomas Desautels, Ritankar Das, Jacob Calvert, Monica Trivedi, Charlotte Summers, David J Wales, Ari Ercole
OBJECTIVES: Unplanned readmissions to the intensive care unit (ICU) are highly undesirable, increasing variance in care, making resource planning difficult and potentially increasing length of stay and mortality in some settings. Identifying patients who are likely to suffer unplanned ICU readmission could reduce the frequency of this adverse event. SETTING: A single academic, tertiary care hospital in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: A set of 3326 ICU episodes collected between October 2014 and August 2016...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918395/non-invasive-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-preterm-infants-a-randomised-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Daniel Klotz, Hendryk Schneider, Stefan Schumann, Benjamin Mayer, Hans Fuchs
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (nHFOV) has recently been described as a novel mode of respiratory support for premature infants. This study was designed to determine whether nHFOV decreases CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) in premature infants more effectively than non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). DESIGN: Non-blinded prospective randomised controlled cross-over study. SETTING: University Medical Center tertiary neonatal intensive care unit...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918388/association-of-the-alternative-healthy-eating-index-ahei-2010-with-depression-stress-and-anxiety-among-iranian-military-personnel
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Jamal Rahmani, A Milajerdi, A Dorosty-Motlagh
INTRODUCTION: Psychological disorders have a major role in the incidence of chronic diseases and may result in reductions in the cost-effectiveness of the Armed Forces. Previous civilian studies have shown a protective association between healthy eating guidelines and mental disorders, but evidence to support this for a military population is limited. The aim of this study was to examine the association of Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI-2010) with depression, stress and anxiety among Iranian military personnel...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918381/assessing-decisional-capacity-for-research-participation-in-psychiatric-patients-and-their-relatives
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Donae Elizabeth George, Saumil Dholakia, Prathap Tharyan
A cross-sectional study among adult inpatients with non-organic psychiatric disorders, and among their key relatives, assessed their comprehension and recall of key information in consent forms. It also assessed their capacity to consent to participate in two hypothetical randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with different potential risks and burdens, using structured questionnaires and recorded interviews. Of the 24 participants (12 patient-key relative dyads), seven patients (58%) and three key relatives (25%) were clinically judged to lack the capacity to consent...
August 8, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918361/daytime-sleepiness-and-related-factors-in-nursing-students
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Gökçe Demir
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of the frequency and causes of daytime sleepiness in nursing students because it is an important factor in improving the health status of the students, controlling sleep problems, improving students' academic achievements, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of daytime sleepiness in nursing students and the factors associated with it. DESIGN: A cross-sectional research design was used in this study...
August 26, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918310/effect-of-eplerenone-on-markers-of-bone-turnover-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism-the-randomized-placebo-controlled-epath-trial
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Nicolas Verheyen, Martin R Grübler, Andreas Meinitzer, Christian Trummer, Verena Schwetz, Karin Amrein, Hans P Dimai, Winfried März, Cristiana Catena, Dirk von Lewinski, Jakob Voelkl, Ioana Alesutan, Astrid Fahrleitner-Pammer, Helmut Brussee, Stefan Pilz, Andreas Tomaschitz
Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonism may affect bone turnover via direct and indirect pathways involving parathyroid hormone, but randomized controlled trials are lacking. In a pre-specified analysis of the "Eplerenone in primary hyperparathyroidism" placebo-controlled, randomized trial (ISRCTN 33941607), effects of eight weeks MR-blockade with eplerenone on bone turnover markers in 97 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism were tested. Mean age was 67.5±9.5years, and 76 (78.4%) were females. In analysis of covariance with adjustment for baseline values, eplerenone had no significant effect on isoform 5b of the tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), beta-crosslaps, N-terminal propeptide of procollagen type 1 (P1NP), osteocalcin and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase...
September 13, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918308/appropriateness-of-different-pedagogical-approaches-to-road-safety-education-for-children-with-developmental-coordination-disorder-dcd
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C Purcell, A R Romijn
BACKGROUND: In 2016, 29% of pedestrians killed or seriously injured on the roads in Great Britain were under 15 years of age. Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), a chronic disorder affecting the acquisition and execution of motor skills, may be more vulnerable at the roadside than typically developing (TD) children. Current methods used to teach road safety are typically knowledge-based and do not necessarily improve behaviour in real traffic situations. Virtual reality road crossing tasks may be a viable alternative...
September 14, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918239/cigarette-smoking-quit-rates-among-adults-with-and-without-alcohol-use-disorders-and-heavy-alcohol-use-2002-2015-a-representative-sample-of-the-united-states-population
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Andrea H Weinberger, Misato Gbedemah, Renee D Goodwin
BACKGROUND: While the overall smoking quit rate has increased over time, it is not known whether the quit rate has also increased among persons with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) or heavy alcohol use (HAU). The current study examined quit rates among adults with and without AUDs and HAU over a 12-year period in a representative sample of US adults. METHODS: Data were drawn from the National Household Survey on Drug Use, an annual cross-sectional study of US persons...
August 5, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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