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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814933/inflammatory-biomarkers-and-their-value-in-predicting-survival-and-outcome-among-patients-with-spontaneous-intracerebral-haemorrhage
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Senthil Kumar Rajapathy, Zamzuri Idris, Regunath Kandasamy, Albert Wong Sii Hieng, Jafri Malin Abdullah
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH) has emerged as one of the most devastating forms of stroke in recent decades. This disease is noted to carry a 30-day mortality rate of approximately 45%. An increasing number of studies have implicated a complex immune-mediated and inflammation-mediated cascade of responses in the pathophysiology of SICH and the resultant neurologic outcome. Several clinical studies have demonstrated an association between inflammatory markers and outcome in patients with SICH...
May 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812449/balancing-performance-based-expectations-with-a-holistic-perspective-on-coaching-a-qualitative-study-of-swedish-women-s-national-football-team-coaches-practice-experiences
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Eva-Carin Lindgren, Natalie Barker-Ruchti
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore how an exclusive sample of women's national football team coaches described how they implement careful coaching while facing social and organizational pressure to win medals. METHOD: To consider coaches' negotiations, we drew on Noddings' concept of caring. Using an interpretive research paradigm, we conducted in-depth interviews with five Swedish women's national football team coaches. An abductive approach was used to simultaneously process the theoretical framework of "ethics of care" and the empirical data...
December 2017: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810421/predictors-of-perceived-vulnerability-to-cancer-diagnoses-among-adult-black-males
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Darlingtina K Atakere, Tamara A Baker
As much as the significance of age, education, masculinity, illness attitude, and self-esteem to preventive health have been reported, much less is known on how these factors predict perceived vulnerability to cancer diagnosis. This study aimed to determine the association between identified demographic, health, and social factors and perceived vulnerability to cancer diagnosis among adult Black males. Data reveal that incidences of cancer among Black men are contingent upon a myriad of psychological, social, and behavioral factors that are not exclusive but rather coexisting determinants of health...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808897/should-posttraumatic-stress-be-a-disorder-or-a-specifier-towards-improved-nosology-within-the-dsm-categorical-classification-system
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REVIEW
Jeffrey Guina, Matthew Baker, Kelly Stinson, Jon Maust, Joseph Coles, Pamela Broderick
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Since 1980, posttraumatic stress (PTS) disorder has been controversial because of its origin as a social construct, its discriminating trauma definition, and the Procrustean array of symptoms/clusters chosen for inclusion/exclusion. This review summarizes the history of trauma-related nosology and proposed changes, within current categorical models (trauma definitions, symptoms/clusters, subtypes/specifiers, disorders) and new models. RECENT FINDINGS: Considering that trauma is a risk factor for virtually all mental disorders (particularly depressive, anxiety, dissociative, personality), the multi-finality of trauma (some survivors are resilient, and some develop PTS and/or non-PTS symptoms), and the various symptoms that trauma survivors express (mood, cognitive, perceptual, somatic), it is difficult to classify PTS...
August 15, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805580/tourette-syndrome-and-chronic-tic-disorders-the-clinical-spectrum-beyond-tics
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Davide Martino, Christos Ganos, Tamara M Pringsheim
The clinical surveillance and active management of Tourette syndrome (TS) and other primary chronic tic disorders cannot be limited to tics, as these patients manifest a spectrum of sensory-, behavioral-, cognitive-, and sleep-related problems that have a major impact on their functioning and quality of life, influencing enormously clinical decision making on a routine basis. The sensory phenomena of primary tic disorders consist of premonitory urges and heightened sensitivity to external somatosensory and interoceptive stimuli...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805081/bezlotoxumab-for-the-prevention-of-clostridium-difficile-recurrence
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Antoine Couture-Cossette, Alex Carignan, Subburaj Ilangumaran, Louis Valiquette
Clostridium difficile infection is a major economic and clinical burden, due to its high frequency of recurrence. Currently recommended treatments are not efficient for prevention and may contribute to the risk of recurrent infection. In recent years, research has focused on strategies to lessen this risk. Bezlotoxumab is a monoclonal antibody that prevents recurrences of C. difficile infection through the antagonism of toxin B. Areas covered: In this review, the authors discuss the burden of C. difficile infection and its recurrences, the mechanisms underlying the recurrences, and current C...
August 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804395/social-exclusion-of-older-persons-a-scoping-review-and-conceptual-framework
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Kieran Walsh, Thomas Scharf, Norah Keating
As a concept, social exclusion has considerable potential to explain and respond to disadvantage in later life. However, in the context of ageing populations, the construct remains ambiguous. A disjointed evidence-base, spread across disparate disciplines, compounds the challenge of developing a coherent understanding of exclusion in older age. This article addresses this research deficit by presenting the findings of a two-stage scoping review encompassing seven separate reviews of the international literature pertaining to old-age social exclusion...
March 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800885/methyl-farnesoate-epoxidase-mfe-gene-expression-and-juvenile-hormone-titers-in-the-life-cycle-of-a-highly-eusocial-stingless-bee-melipona-scutellaris
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Carlos Antônio Mendes Cardoso-Júnior, Renato Pereira Silva, Naiara Araújo Borges, Washington João de Carvalho, S Leal Walter, Zilá Luz Paulino Simões, Marcia Maria Gentile Bitondi, Carlos Ueira Vieira, Ana Maria Bonetti, Klaus Hartfelder
In social insects, juvenile hormone (JH) has acquired novel functions related to caste determination and division of labor among workers, and this is best evidenced in the honey bee. In contrast to honey bees, stingless bees are a much more diverse group of highly eusocial bees, and the genus Melipona has long called special attention due to a proposed genetic mechanism of caste determination. Here, we examined methyl farnesoate epoxidase (mfe) gene expression, encoding an enzyme relevant for the final step in JH biosynthesis, and measured the hemolymph JH titers for all life cycle stages of Melipona scutellaris queens and workers...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795922/beyond-the-checklist-understanding-rural-health-vulnerability-in-a-south-african-context
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Richard Vergunst, Leslie Swartz, Gubela Mji, Janis Kritzinger, Stine Hellum Braathen
Background Vulnerability in the past has sometimes been measured and understood in terms of checklists or common understanding. It is argued here that vulnerability is a more complex issue than this. Although checklists of vulnerable groups are important, they do not capture the essence and dynamics of vulnerability. Objective The case of rural health vulnerability in South Africa is discussed to show that classifying people into vulnerable groups does not portray the complexity and intricacies of what it means to have vulnerability...
December 2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793933/can-cognitive-assessment-really-discriminate-early-stages-of-alzheimer-s-and-behavioural-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-at-initial-clinical-presentation
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Sophia Reul, Hubertus Lohmann, Heinz Wiendl, Thomas Duning, Andreas Johnen
BACKGROUND: Neuropsychological testing is considered crucial for differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). In-depth neuropsychological assessment revealed specific dysfunctions in the two dementia syndromes. However, a significant overlap of cognitive impairments exists in early disease stages. We questioned whether a standard neuropsychological assessment at initial clinical presentation can delineate patients with AD versus bvFTD...
August 9, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793121/knowledge-produced-on-the-health-of-low-income-older-women-an-integrative-review
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Renata Evangelista Tavares, Maria Cristina Pinto de Jesus, Samara Macedo Cordeiro, Daniel Rodrigues Machado, Vanessa Augusta Braga, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa Merighi
Objective: to identify the knowledge produced on the health of low-income older women. Method: an integrative review was conducted in February 2016 on the SCOPUS, CINAHL, MEDLINE, LILACS, EMBASE, WEB OF SCIENCE databases, and in the SciELO journals directory. After the application of inclusion and exclusion criteria, 24 articles were selected. Results: the knowledge produced comprises two main themes: "health in face of economic adversities" and "reciprocity in social support between low-income older women and their social network"...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792568/-co-construction-of-a-program-to-promote-community-participation-among-seniors-living-with-psychosocial-issues-with-or-without-mental-health-problems
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Manon Parisien, Kareen Nour, Anne-Marie Belley, Ginette Aubin, Véronique Billette, Bernadette Dallaire
Objectives A significant proportion of Quebec seniors are living with mental health problems or psychosocial issues such as isolation, bereavement, and psychological distress. These people face many forms of exclusion and are likely to have limited social participation. This paper describes the co-construction steps of a program aimed at promoting community participation among this population.Methods A method for the co-construction of innovative practices in health promotion was used to develop a program that is relevant, rigorous and feasible in diverse settings...
2017: Santé Mentale Au Québec
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782584/self-construal-differences-in-neural-responses-to-negative-social-cues
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Belinda J Liddell, Kim L Felmingham, Pritha Das, Thomas J Whitford, Gin S Malhi, Eva Battaglini, Richard A Bryant
Cultures differ substantially in representations of the self. Whereas individualistic cultural groups emphasize an independent self, reflected in processing biases towards centralized salient objects, collectivistic cultures are oriented towards an interdependent self, attending to contextual associations between visual cues. It is unknown how these perceptual biases may affect brain activity in response to negative social cues. Moreover, while some studies have shown that individual differences in self-construal moderate cultural group comparisons, few have examined self-construal differences separate to culture...
August 3, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776761/fishing-gear-restrictions-and-biomass-gains-for-coral-reef-fishes-in-marine-protected-areas
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Stuart J Campbell, Graham J Edgar, Rick D Stuart-Smith, German Soler, Amanda E Bates
Strong empirical evidence supports recovery of reef fish populations with fishery closures. In countries where full exclusion of people from fishing may be perceived as inequitable, fishing gear restrictions on non-selective and destructive gears may offer socially relevant management alternatives to build recovery of fish biomass. Even so, very few studies have statistically compared the responses of tropical reef fisheries to alternative management strategies. Here we test for the effects of fishery closures and fishing gear restrictions on tropical reef fish biomass, at the community and family level, at 1,396 underwater surveys conducted at 617 unique sites across a spatial hierarchy within 22 global marine ecoregions representing five realms...
August 4, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776606/special-needs-of-young-women-with-breast-cancer-in-limited-resource-settings
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Carmen Lizette Gálvez-Hernández, María Cecilia González-Robledo, Regina Barragán-Carrillo, Cynthia Villarreal-Garza
BACKGROUND: Young women with breast cancer (YWBC) comprise a group of patients with unique biopsychosocial characteristics with a special perception of needs throughout their disease and survivorship. Contexts marked by restricted allocations and economic constraints might further aggravate the struggle of these patients living within limited resource settings and can demand added requirements for them and their families. OBJECTIVE: To analytically explore the existing knowledge regarding the needs of YWBC in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs)...
July 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776605/psychological-impact-of-alterations-in-sexuality-fertility-and-body-image-in-young-breast-cancer-patients-and-their-partners
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Melina Miaja, Alejandra Platas, Bertha Alejandra Martinez-Cannon
Young women with breast cancer have age-specific concerns regarding changes in sexuality, fertility, and body image. However, the psychological impact of BC and its treatments is not exclusive to young patients and it also affects their social context, especially their partners, as they experience higher illness intrusiveness than the partners of older women. In young BC patients, relationships, body image, and sexual problems are related to most quality of life domains. While BC treatment is being planned, all women should be informed about the possible side-effects of treatment on sexuality, fertility, and body image...
July 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774504/what-can-be-learned-from-existing-investigations-of-weight-related-practices-and-policies-with-the-potential-to-impact-disparities-in-us-child-care-settings-a-narrative-review-and-call-for-surveillance-and-evaluation-efforts
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Nicole Larson, Anna Ayers Looby, Natasha Frost, Marilyn S Nanney, Mary Story
Child-care settings and the combination of policies and regulations under which they operate may reduce or perpetuate disparities in weight-related health, depending on the environmental supports they provide for healthy eating and activity. The objectives of this review are to summarize research on state and local policies germane to weight-related health equity among young children in the United States and on how federal policies and regulations may provide supports for child-care providers serving families with the most limited resources...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771877/attitudes-towards-people-with-physical-or-intellectual-disabilities-among-nursing-social-work-and-medical-students
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George Kritsotakis, Petros Galanis, Emmanouil Papastefanakis, Flora Meidani, Anastas E Philalithis, Athena Kalokairinou, Panayiota Sourtzi
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine and compare undergraduate healthcare students' attitudes toward people with physical or intellectual disabilities in Greece. BACKGROUND: The experience that people with disabilities have with health care is a complex interaction between their medical condition and the social and physical environment. Attitudes of the nursing and healthcare staff affect the quality of care and people's adaptation to their disability, self-image and rehabilitation outcomes...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768563/infant-feeding-decisions-and-behaviours-among-low-income-smoke-exposed-women-timing-and-change-during-pregnancy
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Patricia Markham Risica, Kristen McCausland
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to describe change in feeding intentions and predictors of breast-feeding intentions during the course of pregnancy. DESIGN: Analysis of prospectively collected data from a larger randomized controlled trial of a health education intervention to reduce environmental smoke exposure among women during and after pregnancy. SETTING: Participants were recruited from prenatal clinics, but all further communication occurred with participating women living in the community...
August 3, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766013/metal-arc-welding-and-the-risk-of-skin-cancer
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K N Heltoft, R M Slagor, T Agner, J P Bonde
OBJECTIVES: Arc welding produces the full spectrum of ultraviolet radiation and may be a contributory cause of skin cancer; however, there has been little research into this occupational hazard. The aim of this study is to explore if metal arc welding increases the risk of malignant melanoma and/or basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on skin areas which may possibly be exposed (neck, head, and upper extremities). METHOD: A Danish national company-based historic cohort of 4333 male metal arc welders was followed from 1987 through 2012 to identify the risk of skin cancer...
August 1, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
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