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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749247/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-a-community-based-hygiene-promotion-program-in-a-rural-salvadoran-setting
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Elizabeth L Andrade, Jeffrey B Bingenheimer, Mark C Edberg, Kathryn L Zoerhoff, Emily M Putzer
There has been considerable progress in the reduction of diarrheal disease among children under five through health and nutrition interventions. However, diarrheal disease is still the second leading cause of child death worldwide. There is growing recognition that comprehensive hygiene behavior improvements should be integral to prevention efforts, but the effectiveness of different approaches for hygiene promotion is still being established. Hygiene risk practices vary across settings, suggesting that prevention strategies should be adapted to local contexts using community-based approaches...
July 1, 2017: Global Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748625/multiple-risk-factor-counseling-to-promote-heart-healthy-lifestyles-in-the-chest-pain-observation-unit-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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David A Katz, Mark Graber, Patricia Lounsbury, Mark W Vander Weg, Emily K Phillips, Christina Clair, Phillip A Horwitz, Xueya Cai, Alan J Christensen
OBJECTIVE: Admission to the chest pain observation unit (CPOU) may be an advantageous time for patients to consider heart-healthy lifestyle changes while undergoing diagnostic evaluation to rule out myocardial ischemia. The aim of this pragmatic trial was to assess the effectiveness of a multiple risk factor intervention in changing CPOU patients' health beliefs and readiness to change health behaviors. A secondary aim was to obtain preliminary estimates of the intervention's effect on diet, physical activity, and smoking...
July 27, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747355/the-math-biology-values-instrument-development-of-a-tool-to-measure-life-science-majors-task-values-of-using-math-in-the-context-of-biology
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Sarah E Andrews, Christopher Runyon, Melissa L Aikens
In response to calls to improve the quantitative training of undergraduate biology students, there have been increased efforts to better integrate math into biology curricula. One challenge of such efforts is negative student attitudes toward math, which are thought to be particularly prevalent among biology students. According to theory, students' personal values toward using math in a biological context will influence their achievement and behavioral outcomes, but a validated instrument is needed to determine this empirically...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747207/lessons-learnt-from-the-magnet-malawian-german-hospital-partnership-the-german-perspective-on-contributions-to-patient-care-and-capacity-development
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Florian Neuhann, Sandra Barteit
BACKGROUND: Malawi is a low-income country with one of the highest HIV prevalence rates worldwide (Kendig et al., Trop Med Health 41:163-170, 2013). The health system depends largely on external funding. Official German development aid has supported health care in Malawi for many years (German Embassy Lilongwe, The German Development Cooperation in Malawi), including placing medical doctors in various departments of the Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe. In 2008, a hospital partnership called MAGNET (Malawi German Networking for Capacity Building in Treatment, Training and Research at KCH) evolved as part of the German ESTHER network...
July 26, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746201/a-rare-case-of-iron-pill-induced-gastritis-in-a-female-teenager-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Lorena Elena Meliţ, Cristina Oana Mărginean, Simona Mocanu, Maria Oana Mărginean
RATIONALE: The treatment of iron-deficiency anemia with oral iron supplements can present side-effects on the GI tract mucosa including necrosis, ulceration, or ischemia. The particular endoscopic findings and the histopathological exam will establish the diagnosis of erosive gastritis with iron deposits in the gastric mucosa. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present the case of a 14-year-old female admitted in our clinic for upper digestive hemorrhage, nausea, melena, and abdominal pain...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746186/laparoscopic-based-score-assessment-combined-with-a-multiple-disciplinary-team-in-management-of-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-a-single-center-prospective-study-for-personalized-surgical-therapy
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Weihong Yang, Zhongping Cheng, Hong Dai, Changchun Long, Hailun Liu
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of laparoscopic-based score combined with a multiple disciplinary team (MDT) for predicting optimal cytoreduction and perform personalized surgical treatment in recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC).The study is a single-center, prospective investigation. From March 2013 to May 2015, the consecutive treated patients with platinum-sensitive ROC were collected in Yangpu Hospital. The appropriated patients were enrolled into the study to perform the laparoscopic-based PIV (predictive index value) score assessment with an MDT for predicting optimal cytoreduction...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745945/elena-a-case-of-dissociative-identity-disorder-from-the-1920s
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Adriano Schimmenti
In 1930, Italian psychiatrist Giovanni Enrico Morselli described the history, diagnosis, and treatment of his patient Elena. The case of Elena has been considered in literature as one of the most remarkable cases of multiple personality ever published. In fact, before treatment, Elena showed alternating French- and Italian-speaking personalities, with the Italian personality knowing nothing of her French counterparts. After a difficult treatment involving recovered memories of incestuous attacks by her father, which were proven to be true, Elena fully recovered from her symptoms...
July 26, 2017: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745304/multi-class-chemical-exposure-in-rural-peru-using-silicone-wristbands
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Alan J Bergmann, Paula E North, Luis Vasquez, Hernan Bello, Maria Del Carmen Gastañaga Ruiz, Kim A Anderson
Exposure monitoring with personal silicone wristband samplers was demonstrated in Peru in four agriculture and urban communities where logistic and practical constraints hinder use of more traditional approaches. Wristbands and associated methods enabled quantitation of 63 pesticides and screening for 1397 chemicals including environmental contaminants and personal care products. Sixty-eight wristbands were worn for approximately one month by volunteers from four communities of Alto Mayo, Peru. We identified 106 chemicals from eight chemical classes among all wristbands...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745074/dementia-looming
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Lisette Oliemeulen
Background I, the 45-year-old scientist, the PhD, the sublime researcher, now subject to dementia? I felt confused, very ashamed and told no one, until they found out. I suffer from brain atrophy, associated with multiple sclerosis I am suffering from for years. My cognitive impairment is the result of my shrinking brain! Objectives With my personal view 'Dementia Looming!', I hope to contribute to and support healthcare professionals and scientists in understanding the meaning of dementia. Although not scientific, my paper gives a unique behind-the-scenes view into what it means to experience dementia symptoms...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743940/the-burdens-of-lung-cancer-involved-multiple-primary-cancers-and-its-occurring-patterns-seer-analysis-between-1973-and-2006
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Rui Mao, Tao Chen, Fangyu Zhou, Weili Jiang, Xiaorong Yang, Zisheng Ai, Mu Li, Linlin Qin, Long Wang, Ke Fei, Chang Chen
The prognosis of malignancies has improved in recent years, subsequent primary cancers (SPCs) have become more frequent. This study investigates the patterns of lung cancer involved multiple primary cancers. We enrolled 206,619 primary lung cancer patients and 2,071,922 patients with other primary malignancies from Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. Observed annual risk (OAR) and absolute numbers were used to describe the risk of SPC and observed cases of SPC per 10,000 person-years at risk...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743635/molecular-imaging-in-drug-development-update-and-challenges-for-radiolabeled-antibodies-and-nanotechnology
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REVIEW
Ilaria Colombo, Marta Overchuk, Juan Chen, Raymond M Reilly, Gang Zheng, Stephanie Lheureux
Despite the significant advancement achieved in understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for cancer transformation and aberrant proliferation, leading to novel targeted cancer therapies, significant effort is still needed to "personalize" cancer treatment. Molecular imaging is an emerging field that has shown the ability to characterize in vivo the molecular pathways present at the cancer cell level, enabling diagnosis and personalized treatment of malignancies. These technologies, particularly SPECT and PET also permit the development of novel radiotheranostic probes, which provide capabilities for diagnosis and treatment with the same agent...
July 22, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743506/risk-factors-and-characteristics-of-falls-among-hospitalized-adult-patients-with-hematologic-diseases
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Yoriko Miwa, Yasuko Yamagishi, Takaaki Konuma, Tomoko Sato, Hatsuko Narita, Koji Kobayashi, Satoshi Takahashi, Arinobu Tojo
OBJECTIVES: Falls and fall-related injuries are major problems in hospitals. In hematologic patients, both disease and its treatment, including chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT), can cause anemia, febrile neutropenia, and bleeding tendency, which may result in falls and fall-related injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 397 consecutive admissions to the hematology unit at our institute which included 201 adult patients with hematologic disease...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740347/chronic-hepatitis-b-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-physical-fitness-of-military-males-chief-study
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Yu-Jung Chen, Kai-Wen Chen, Yu-Leung Shih, Fang-Ying Su, Yen-Po Lin, Fan-Chun Meng, Felicia Lin, Yun-Shun Yu, Chih-Lu Han, Chih-Hung Wang, Jia-Wei Lin, Tsai-Yuan Hsieh, Yi-Hwei Li, Gen-Min Lin
AIM: To investigate the association of chronic hepatitis B and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with physical fitness in a Taiwanese military male cohort. METHODS: We made a cross-sectional examination of this association using 3669 young adult military males according to cardiorespiratory fitness and hospitalization events recorded in the Taiwan Armed Forces study. Cases of chronic hepatitis B (n = 121) were defined by personal history and positive detection of hepatitis B surface antigen...
July 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739195/dizziness-symptom-type-prevalence-and-overlap-a-us-nationally-representative-survey
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Kevin A Kerber, Brian C Callaghan, Steven A Telian, William J Meurer, Lesli E Skolarus, Wendy Carender, James F Burke
BACKGROUND: The traditional approach to dizziness encourages providers to emphasize the type of dizziness. However, symptom types might substantially overlap in individual patients, thus limiting the clinical value of this approach. We aimed to describe the overlap of types of dizziness using a United States nationally representative sample. METHODS: The 2008 US National Health Interview Survey was examined for prevalence and overlap of types of dizziness. The data was also separately examined among people who otherwise had typical features of traditionally vertigo-based disorders (i...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737558/upper-extremity-patterns-of-injury-and-management-at-a-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-referral-center-in-mexico-city
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Jose E Telich-Tarriba, Enrique Velazquez, Alberto Theurel-Cuevas, Kenji Shinji-Perez, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Yusef Jimenez-Murat, Alexander Cardenas-Mejia
BACKGROUND: Acute upper extremity injuries remain one of the most common consultations in the emergency departments for plastic surgery services. These injuries can affect a person's quality of life and negatively affect work-related or social interactions if not properly managed. We aim to evaluate our experience and management in a specialized referral center in Mexico City. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed. All patients with hand trauma managed by our service from July 2010 to June 2015 were included; their demographic characteristics were described as well as the most common patterns of injury, management, and outcome...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737269/concordance-between-self-reported-and-observer-rated-anxiety-severity-in-outpatients-with-anxiety-disorders-the-leiden-routine-outcome-monitoring-study
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Anke Schat, Martijn S van Noorden, Erik J Giltay, Marc J Noom, Robert R J M Vermeiren, Frans G Zitman
OBJECTIVES: Anxiety severity measures can be self-report or observer-rated. Although mostly these measures concur, they can diverge markedly. We examined concordance between two anxiety scales: the observer-rated Brief Anxiety Scale (BAS) and the self-report Brief Symptom Inventory 12-item version (BSI-12), and described associations between patient characteristics and discordance. DESIGN: The study used an observational design, using prospective data from 2,007 outpatients with DSM-IV-TR panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, agoraphobia without panic, social phobia, and/or generalized anxiety disorder...
July 24, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735971/-lacking-warmth-alexithymia-trait-is-related-to-warm-specific-thermal-somatosensory-processing
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Khatereh Borhani, Elisabetta Làdavas, Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Patrick Haggard
Alexithymia is a personality trait involving deficits in emotional processing. The personality construct has been extensively validated, but the underlying neural and physiological systems remain controversial. One theory suggests that low-level somatosensory mechanisms act as somatic markers of emotion, underpinning cognitive and affective impairments in alexithymia. In two separate samples (total N=100), we used an established Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) battery to probe multiple neurophysiological submodalities of somatosensation, and investigated their associations with the widely-used Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20)...
July 20, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733706/phage-display-selection-in-vitro-characterization-and-correlative-pet-imaging-of-a-novel-her3-peptide
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Benjamin M Larimer, Nicholas Phelan, Eric Wehrenberg-Klee, Umar Mahmood
PURPOSE: HER3 (ERBB3) is a receptor tyrosine kinase that is implicated in treatment resistance across multiple cancers, including those of the breast, lung, and prostate. Overexpression of HER3 following targeted therapy can occur rapidly and heterogeneously both within a single lesion and across sites of metastasis, making protein quantification by biopsy highly challenging. A global, non-invasive methodology such as positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can permit serial quantification of HER3, providing a useful approach to monitor HER3 expression across the entire tumor burden both prior to and following treatment...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733462/human-t-cell-immunosenescence-and-inflammation-in-aging
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REVIEW
Arsun Bektas, Shepherd H Schurman, Ranjan Sen, Luigi Ferrucci
The aging process is driven by a finite number of inter-related mechanisms that ultimately lead to the emergence of characteristic phenotypes, including increased susceptibility to multiple chronic diseases, disability, and death. New assays and analytical tools have become available that start to unravel some of these mechanisms. A prevailing view is that aging leads to an imbalance between stressors and stress-buffering mechanisms that causes loss of compensatory reserve and accumulation of unrepaired damage...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733272/adherence-to-web-based-self-assessments-in-long-term-direct-to-patient-research-two-year-study-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Peter Joseph Jongen, Ingrid E H Kremer, Elena Hristodorova, Silvia M A A Evers, Anton Kool, Esther M van Noort, Mickaël Hiligsmann
BACKGROUND: Direct-to-patient research via Web-based questionnaires is increasingly being used. Missed data or delayed reporting of data may negatively affect the quality of study results. It is insufficiently known to what degree patients adhere to agreed self-assessment schedule over the long term and whether questionnaires are filled out in a timely manner. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate patients' adherence to a self-assessment schedule with low-frequency long questionnaires versus that with a high-frequency short questionnaire...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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