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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635345/avatar-assisted-therapy-a-proof-of-concept-pilot-study-of-a-novel-technology-based-intervention-to-treat-substance-use-disorders
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Michael S Gordon, Steven B Carswell, Mary Schadegg, Kayla Mangen, Kelly Merkel, Susan Tangires, Frank J Vocci
BACKGROUND: Avatar-assisted therapy (AAT) is a novel and emerging technology that uses the Internet to enable clinicians and clients in substance abuse treatment to participate in group counseling sessions from separate and remote locations in real time through the use of avatars and virtual environments. OBJECTIVES: The current study is a pilot proof-of-concept feasibility study involving individuals in outpatient substance abuse treatment. This report addresses two questions: (1) are individuals who present for substance abuse treatment interested in receiving AAT and (2) what factors are associated with better treatment success...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634484/manipulation-of-metabolic-pathways-to-develop-vitamin-enriched-crops-for-human-health
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Ling Jiang, Weixuan Wang, Tong Lian, Chunyi Zhang
Vitamin deficiencies are major forms of micronutrient deficiencies, and are associated with huge economic losses as well as severe physical and intellectual damages to humans. Much evidence has demonstrated that biofortification plays an important role in combating vitamin deficiencies due to its economical and effective delivery of nutrients to populations in need. Biofortification enables food plants to be enriched with vitamins through conventional breeding and/or biotechnology. Here, we focus on the progress in the manipulation of the vitamin metabolism, an essential part of biofortification, by the genetic modification or by the marker-assisted selection to understand mechanisms underlying metabolic improvement in food plants...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634467/brain-network-activation-technology-does-not-assist-with-concussion-diagnosis-and-return-to-play-in-football-athletes
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Steven P Broglio, Richelle Williams, Andrew Lapointe, Ashley Rettmann, Brandon Moore, Sean K Meehan, James T Eckner
BACKGROUND: Concussion diagnosis and management remains a largely subjective process. This investigation sought to evaluate the utility of a novel neuroelectric measure for concussion diagnosis and return to play decision-making. HYPOTHESIS: Brain Network Activation (BNA) scores obtained within 72-h of injury will be lower than the athlete's preseason evaluation and that of a matched control athlete; and the BNA will demonstrate ongoing declines at the return to play and post-season time points, while standard measures will have returned to pre-injury and control athlete levels...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634246/assisted-reproductive-techniques-and-risk-of-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome
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Alessandro Mussa, Cristina Molinatto, Flavia Cerrato, Orazio Palumbo, Massimo Carella, Giuseppina Baldassarre, Diana Carli, Clementina Peris, Andrea Riccio, Giovanni Battista Ferrero
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The emerging association of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) with imprinting disorders represents a major issue in the scientific debate on infertility treatment and human procreation. We studied the prevalence of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) in children conceived through ART to define the specific associated relative risk. METHODS: Patients with BWS born in Piemonte, Italy, were identified and matched with the general demographic data and corresponding regional ART registry...
June 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633815/ultrasound-assisted-selective-catalytic-transfer-hydrogenation-of-soybean-oil-using-5-pd-c-as-catalyst-under-ambient-conditions-in-water
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Sonam V Sancheti, Parag R Gogate
Catalytic transfer hydrogenation (CTH) is an alternative approach that does not require the use of potentially dangerous hydrogen gas. Pd/C is the most favoured catalyst for the selective hydrogenation of soybean oil yielding lower extent of formation of stearic acid and trans-isomer, which have adverse health effects. The present work deals with intensification of catalytic transfer hydrogenation of soybean oil in the presence of 5wt.% Pd/C using ultrasound under ambient reaction conditions. The effect of important operating parameters such as ultrasound power, temperature, type of hydrogen donor, catalyst loading and donor concentration on the progress of reaction has been investigated...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633755/dermatologists-mohs-surgeon
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Uc Davis School Of Medicine Dept Of Dermatology
The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, is recruiting for four academic dermatologists in the Clinical X series or Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) series at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level based on experience and qualifications. Three of these positions are for general medical dermatologists, and one is for a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon/procedural dermatologist. The appointments may be made up to 100%.
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633543/staffs-documentation-of-participation-for-adults-with-profound-intellectual-disability-or-profound-intellectual-and-multiple-disabilities
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Lena Talman, Christine Gustafsson, Jonas Stier, Jenny Wilder
PURPOSE: This study investigated what areas of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health were documented in implementation plans for adults with profound intellectual disability or profound intellectual and multiple disabilities with focus on participation. METHODS: A document analysis of 17 implementation plans was performed and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health was used as an analytic tool. RESULTS: One hundred and sixty-three different codes were identified, especially in the components Activities and participation and Environmental factors...
June 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633327/a-prognosis-based-approach-to-infertility-understanding-the-role-of-time
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The current definition of infertility acknowledges the importance of duration of pregnancy seeking but fails to recognize the prevalent negative impact of female age. In fact, the diagnosis of unexplained infertility increases with women's age because of our incapacity to discern between age-related infertility and real unexplained infertility. Physicians' response to the pressures of increased female age has been to take prompt refuge in assisted reproduction despite the lack of robust evidence and the inherent risks and costs of these procedures...
June 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632791/long-term-oncological-outcome-of-thymoma-and-thymic-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-235-cases-from-a-single-institution
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Yen-Chiang Tseng, Yen-Han Tseng, Hua-Lin Kao, Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Teh-Ying Chou, Yih-Gang Goan, Wen-Hu Hsu, Han-Shui Hsu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Thymoma has a variable long-term oncological outcome after surgical resection. Survival and tumor recurrence were analyzed to determine the predisposing factors for tumor recurrence. METHODS: A total of 235 patients who underwent surgery for thymoma or thymic carcinoma from December 1997 to March 2013 were analyzed using Masaoka staging system and World Health Organization (WHO) histological classification. Surgical intervention included extended thymothymectomy via median sternotomy and thymomectomy via thoracotomy/ video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632250/measurement-of-hyperglycemia-and-impact-on-health-outcomes-in-people-with-cancer-challenges-and-opportunities
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Susan Storey, Marilyn J Hammer
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Poor health outcomes have been associated with hyperglycemia in patients with and without diabetes. However, the impact of hyperglycemia on the health-related outcomes of patients with cancer has shown conflicting results. The purpose of this review was to explore definitions and measurement issues related to the assessment of hyperglycemia and the subsequent impact on the findings of health-related outcomes in adults with cancer.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: Four electronic databases were searched...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632248/perceived-benefits-and-barriers-to-exercise-for-recently-treated-adults-with-acute-leukemia
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Ashley Leak Bryant, AnnMarie L Walton, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Brett Phillips, Charlotte Bailey, Deborah K Mayer, Claudio Battaglini
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore perceived exercise benefits and barriers in adults with acute leukemia who recently completed an inpatient exercise intervention during induction therapy.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Descriptive, exploratory design using semistructured interviews.
. SETTING: Inpatient hematology/oncology unit at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill.
. PARTICIPANTS: 6 adults with acute leukemia aged 35-67 years...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632071/impact-of-serious-mental-illness-online-training-for-certified-nursing-assistants-in-long-term-care
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Victor Molinari, John V Hobday, Rosalyn Roker, Mark E Kunik, Rosalie Kane, Merrie J Kaas, Chandra Mehrotra, Christine L Williams, Joyce C Robbins, Debra Dobbs
Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) spend the most staff time with nursing home residents, yet they receive little training in addressing the mental health needs of residents with serious mental illness (SMI). Forty CNAs from four long-term-care facilities took the online interactive CARES-(®) Serious Mental Illness(™) training consisting of two modules guided by the Recovery Movement philosophy of care. Responses from pre-post testing, Likert-type items, and open-ended questions indicated that CNAs gained information, changed their perspectives, and had more confidence in dealing with SMI...
September 22, 2016: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631633/significance-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-cd31-and-morphometric-analysis-of-microvessel-density-by-cd31-receptor-expression-as-an-adjuvant-tool-in-diagnosis-of-psoriatic-lesions-of-skin
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Nitika Chawla, Sant Prakash Kataria, Kamal Aggarwal, Pardeep Chauhan, Dinesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Pathogenesis of psoriasis is a debated issue. Several mechanisms have been proposed to identify the etiology and pathogenesis so that specific treatments can be given to patients with psoriasis. AIMS: (1) To compare pattern and distribution of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and CD31 in patients with psoriasis and other psoriasiform lesions of skin. (2) To study the correlation between VEGF and CD31 expression, clinical severity, and histopathology of psoriasiform lesions of skin...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631283/assessing-causal-effects-of-early-life-course-factors-on-early-childhood-caries-in-5-year-old-ugandan-children-using-directed-acyclic-graphs-dags-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nancy Birungi, Lars T Fadnes, Arabat Kasangaki, Victoria Nankabirwa, Isaac Okullo, Stein A Lie, James K Tumwine, Anne N Åstrøm
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of distal and proximal early life-course factors on early childhood caries (ECC) in 5-year-old Ugandan children, particularly focusing on the causal effect of exclusive breast feeding (EBF) on ECC using directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) for confounder selection. METHODS: This study had a nested prospective cohort design, focusing on 5 years of follow-ups of caregiver-children pairs from the PROMISE-EBF trial (ClinicalTrials.gov no: NCT00397150) conducted in 2011 in Eastern Uganda...
June 20, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629413/progressive-disability-in-elderly-population-among-tribals-of-telangana-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ajitha Katta, Anil Kumar Indira Krishna, Bagavandas M, Tomofumi Anegawa, Suresh Munuswamy
BACKGROUND: The tribal population of Telangana, India, lives in remote and difficult conditions. This study was carried out to find out estimate, the prevalence and progression of disability in elderly population among tribals of Khammam District, Telangana state, India. METHODS: A population based cross sectional survey was conducted in villages of Tribal Sub Plan area. Elderly people who are 60 years or older were chosen with a two stage sampling procedure: (1) probability proportion to size was used to select clusters and (2) in each selected cluster households were selected by systematic random sampling...
June 19, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629349/relationships-between-dental-personnel-and-non-dental-primary-health-care-providers-in-rural-and-remote-queensland-australia-dental-perspectives
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Jackie Stuart, Ha Hoang, Len Crocombe, Tony Barnett
BACKGROUND: Collaboration between dental practitioners and non-dental primary care providers has the potential to improve oral health care for people in rural and remote communities, where access to oral health services is limited. However, there is limited research on collaboration between these professional disciplines. The purpose of this paper was to explore the relationships between dental practitioners and non-dental primary care providers from rural and remote areas of Queensland and to identify strategies that could improve collaboration between these disciplines from the perspective of dental participants...
June 19, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628752/high-prevalence-of-resistance-to-fluoroquinolones-and-tetracycline-campylobacter-spp-isolated-from-poultry-in-poland
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Anna Woźniak-Biel, Gabriela Bugla-Płoskońska, Alicja Kielsznia, Kamila Korzekwa, Anna Tobiasz, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Alina Wieliczko
Campylobacter spp. is a major cause of foodborne diseases in humans, particularly when transmitted by the handling or consumption of undercooked poultry meat. Most Campylobacter infections are self-limiting, but antimicrobial treatment (e.g., fluoroquinolones and macrolides) is necessary in severe or prolonged cases. The indiscriminate use of these drugs, both in clinical medicine and animal production, has a major impact on public health. The aim of the present study was to identify Campylobacter strains, isolated from turkey and broilers, using both PCR and the matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) methods to reveal the accuracy of identification, as well to evaluate the antimicrobial and genetic resistance of the investigated strains...
June 19, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628586/building-a-pediatric-oral-health-training-curriculum-for-community-health-workers
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Molly Martin, William Frese, Christie Lumsden, Anna Sandoval
OBJECTIVES: Community health workers (CHWs) are a promising approach to oral health promotion in high-risk populations. This article describes the process of creating a pediatric oral health CHW training curriculum. DESIGN: Existing curricula were identified through outreach efforts to experts in the oral health and CHW fields, as well as PubMed and Google searches. After coding basic information, curricula were mapped to define oral health domains. Then group discussion was employed to determine final curriculum contents...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628356/clips-versus-resilient-liners-used-with-bilateral-posterior-prefabricated-bars-for-retaining-four-implant-supported-mandibular-overdentures
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Mona Gibreel, Mohammed Fouad, Fatma El-Waseef, Nesma El-Amier, Hamdy Marzook
The objective of this research was to clinically compare peri-implant tissue health of bar-clips versus silicone-resilient liners used with bilateral posterior bars for retaining four implant supported mandibular overdentures. Thirty completely edentulous male patients (mean age 65) were randomly assigned into two equal groups. Each patient received four implants in canine and first molar regions of the mandible using flapless surgical technique. Mandibular overdentures were immediately connected to the implants with bilateral prefabricated instant adjusting bars...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627844/patient-care-in-family-medicine-what-s-new-in-the-2016-literature-findings
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Christine Cohidon, Nicolas Senn
During the last two decades in Europe, the scope of activities regarding chronic diseases management in family medicine has increased while technical activities and preventative care have decreased. A new literature review and meta-analysis confirms that the use of electronic health records improves the quality of care. In the field of interprofessionnality, the task delegation in chronic care management to nurses or medical assistants is a source of satisfaction for these professionals. At the same time, this could improve patients' quality of life...
May 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
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