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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732273/using-computational-theory-to-constrain-statistical-models-of-neural-data
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REVIEW
Scott W Linderman, Samuel J Gershman
Computational neuroscience is, to first order, dominated by two approaches: the 'bottom-up' approach, which searches for statistical patterns in large-scale neural recordings, and the 'top-down' approach, which begins with a theory of computation and considers plausible neural implementations. While this division is not clear-cut, we argue that these approaches should be much more intimately linked. From a Bayesian perspective, computational theories provide constrained prior distributions on neural data-albeit highly sophisticated ones...
July 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731915/cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-self-care-of-hypertension-inventory-into-brazilian-portuguese
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Luana Claudia Jacoby Silveira, Eneida Rejane Rabelo-Silva, Christiane Whast Ávila, Leila Beltrami, Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Barbara Riegel
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle changes and treatment adherence still constitute a challenge to healthcare providers involved in the care of persons with hypertension. The lack of validated instruments measuring the ability of hypertensive patients to manage their disease has slowed research progress in this area. The Self-care of Hypertension Inventory, originally developed in the United States, consists of 23 items divided across 3 scales: Self-care Maintenance, Self-care Management, and Self-care Confidence...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731607/process-evaluation-of-a-patient-centred-patient-directed-group-based-education-program-for-the-management-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Kate Odgers-Jewell, Elisabeth Isenring, Rae Thomas, Dianne P Reidlinger
AIM: The present study developed and evaluated a patient-centred, patient-directed, group-based education program for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Two frameworks, the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework for developing and evaluating complex interventions and the RE-AIM framework were followed. Data to develop the intervention were sourced from scoping of the literature and formative evaluation. Program evaluation comprised analysis of primary recruitment of participants through general practitioners, baseline and end-point measures of anthropometry, four validated questionnaires, contemporaneous facilitator notes and telephone interviews with participants...
July 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730707/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-novel-murine-model-of-pancreatic-cancer-cachexia
#4
Katherine A Michaelis, Xinxia Zhu, Kevin G Burfeind, Stephanie M Krasnow, Peter R Levasseur, Terry K Morgan, Daniel L Marks
BACKGROUND: Cachexia is a complex metabolic and behavioural syndrome lacking effective therapies. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most important conditions associated with cachexia, with >80% of PDAC patients suffering from the condition. To establish the cardinal features of a murine model of PDAC-associated cachexia, we characterized the effects of implanting a pancreatic tumour cell line from a syngeneic C57BL/6 KRAS(G12D) P53(R172H) Pdx-Cre(+/+) (KPC) mouse...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730481/label-free-phosphoproteomic-approach-for-kinase-signaling-analysis
#5
Edmund Wilkes, Pedro R Cutillas
Phosphoproteomics is a powerful platform for the unbiased profiling of kinase-driven signaling pathways. Quantitation of phosphorylation can be performed by means of either labeling or label-free mass spectrometry (MS) methods. Because of their simplicity and universality, label-free methodology is gaining acceptance and popularity in molecular biology research. Analytical workflows for label-free quantification of phosphorylation, however, need to overcome several hurdles for the technique to be accurate and precise...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729382/recommended-clinical-trial-end-points-for-dialysis-catheters
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Michael Allon, Deborah J Brouwer-Maier, Kenneth Abreo, Kevin M Baskin, Kay Bregel, Deepa H Chand, Andrea M Easom, Leonard Mermel, Michele H Mokrzycki, Priti R Patel, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Surendra Shenoy, Rudolph P Valentini, Haimanot Wasse
Central venous catheters are used frequently in patients on hemodialysis as a bridge to a permanent vascular access. They are prone to frequent complications, including catheter-related bloodstream infection, catheter dysfunction, and central vein obstruction. There is a compelling need to develop new drugs or devices to prevent central venous catheter complications. We convened a multidisciplinary panel of experts to propose standardized definitions of catheter end points to guide the design of future clinical trials seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729296/analysis-of-30-spinal-angiograms-falsely-reported-as-normal-in-18-patients-with-subsequently-documented-spinal-vascular-malformations
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P Barreras, D Heck, B Greenberg, J-P Wolinsky, C A Pardo, P Gailloud
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The early diagnosis of spinal vascular malformations suffers from the nonspecificity of their clinical and radiologic presentations. Spinal angiography requires a methodical approach to offer a high diagnostic yield. The prospect of false-negative studies is particularly distressing when addressing conditions with a narrow therapeutic window. The purpose of this study was to identify factors leading to missed findings or inadequate studies in patients with spinal vascular malformations...
July 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728979/ploc-mvirus-predict-subcellular-localization-of-multi-location-virus-proteins-via-incorporating-the-optimal-go-information-into-general-pseaac
#8
Xiang Cheng, Xuan Xiao, Kuo-Chen Chou
Knowledge of subcellular locations of proteins is crucially important for in-depth understanding their functions in a cell. With the explosive growth of protein sequences generated in the postgenomic age, it is highly demanded to develop computational tools for timely annotating their subcellular locations based on the sequence information alone. The current study is focused on virus proteins. Although considerable efforts have been made in this regard, the problem is far from being solved yet. Most existing methods can be used to deal with single-location proteins only...
July 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728570/health-promotion-interventions-for-community-dwelling-older-people-with-mild-or-pre-frailty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rachael Frost, Celia Belk, Ana Jovicic, Federico Ricciardi, Kalpa Kharicha, Benjamin Gardner, Steve Iliffe, Claire Goodman, Jill Manthorpe, Vari M Drennan, Kate Walters
BACKGROUND: Mild or pre-frailty is common and associated with increased risks of hospitalisation, functional decline, moves to long-term care, and death. Little is known about the effectiveness of health promotion in reducing these risks. This systematic review aimed to synthesise randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating home and community-based health promotion interventions for older people with mild/pre-frailty. METHODS: We searched 20 bibliographic databases and 3 trials registers (January 1990 - May 2016) using mild/pre-frailty and associated terms...
July 20, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728031/applying-a-modified-donnan-model-to-describe-the-surface-complexation-of-chromate-to-iron-oxyhydroxide-agglomerates-with-heteromorphous-pores
#10
Zongsu Wei, Raphael Semiat
In this study, a modified Donnan model (mDM) is incorporated into surface complexation model (SCM) to better understand the physicochemical processes for adsorption of hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), on porous iron oxyhydroxide agglomerates (IOAs). The mDM includes a chemical potential term μatt to account for ionic transport and electrostatic interaction in micropores (dmi<2nm) which is usually neglected in typical Donnan model (tDM). To estimate the parameters of mDM in a simple and accurate way, a rigorous protocol was presented...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727993/how-do-nurse-practitioners-work-in-primary-health-care-settings-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Julian Grant, Lauren Lines, Philip Darbyshire, Yvonne Parry
OBJECTIVES: This scoping review explores the work of nurse practitioners in primary health care settings in developed countries and critiques their contribution to improved health outcomes. DESIGN: A scoping review design was employed and included development of a research question, identification of potentially relevant studies, selection of relevant studies, charting data, collating, summarising and reporting findings. An additional step was added to evaluate the methodological rigor of each study...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727963/going-in-many-right-directions-all-at-once
#12
Susan T Fiske
When asked whether the field is going in the right direction, my answer is "yes, mostly." Policymakers' respect and the public's interest put us in the spotlight for our intrinsic strengths-but they also draw attention to our weaknesses as reflected by the replication crisis, about which reasonable opinions differ. Among other concerns, civility and mutual tolerance have sometimes been an issue in these debates. As an example of a constructive debate, our lab's recent experience with mutually respectful engagement has advanced solving one scientific puzzle...
July 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727508/collective-stories-of-exercise-making-sense-of-gym-experiences-with-disabled-peers
#13
Emma V Richardson, Brett Smith, Anthony Papathomas
Using a dialogical narrative approach, we explored how disabled people made sense of their gym experiences as part of a peer group. Interviews were conducted with 18 disabled people (10 men and 8 women, aged 23-60) who had experience exercising in the gym as part of a group. Data were rigorously analyzed using a dialogical narrative analysis. Within their peer group, participants crafted a collective story that they used to resist disablism in the gym. The dialogical components of the collective story functioned to (a) validate participants' experiences of oppression in the gym, (b) forge an unspoken understanding with peers, (c) craft a more affirmative identity, and (d) instill a sense of empowerment in participants so that they can tell their own story...
July 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727297/parsel-parallel-selection-of-micro-rnas-for-survival-classification-in-cancers
#14
Debajyoti Sinha, Debarka Sengupta, Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
It is known that tumor micro-RNAs (miRNA) can define patient survival and treatment response. We present a framework to identify miRNAs which are predictive of cancer survival. The framework attempts to rank the miRNAs by exploring their collaborative role in gene regulation. Our approach tests a significantly large number of combinatorial cases leveraging parallel computation. We carefully avoided parametric assumptions involved in evaluations of miRNA expressions but used rigorous statistical computation to assign an importance score to a miRNA...
July 2017: Molecular Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726688/energy-efficient-and-fast-reversal-of-a-fixed-skyrmion-2-terminal-memory-with-spin-current-assisted-by-voltage-controlled-magnetic-anisotropy
#15
Dhritiman Bhattacharya, Md Mamun Al Rashid, Jayasimha Atulasimha
Recent work [1,2] suggests that ferromagnetic reversal with spin transfer torque (STT) requires more current in a system in the presence of DMI than switching a typical ferromagnet of the same dimensions and perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA). However, DMI promotes stabilization of skyrmions and we report that when the perpendicular anisotropy is modulated (reduced) for both the skyrmion and ferromagnet, it takes much smaller current to reverse the fixed skyrmion than to reverse the ferromagnet in the same time, or the skyrmion reverses much faster than the ferromagnet at similar levels of current...
July 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726571/primary-blast-causes-delayed-effects-without-cell-death-in-shell-encased-brain-cell-aggregates
#16
Thomas Sawyer, Yushan Wang, David V Ritzel, Tyson Josey, Mercy Villanueva, Cory Vair, Yanfeng Song, Yimin Shei, Steven Parks, Peggy Nelson, Grant Hennes, Lori McLaws, Changyan Fan
Previous work used underwater explosive exposures to isolate the effects of shock-induced principle stress without shear on rat brain aggregate cultures. This current study has utilized simulated air blast to expose aggregates in suspension and enclosed within a spherical shell, enabling the examination of a much more complex biomechanical insult. Culture medium-filled spheres were exposed to single pulse overpressures of 15-30 psi (6-7 msec duration) and measurements within the sphere at defined sites showed complex and spatially dependent pressure changes...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725786/structured-annual-faculty-review-program-accelerates-professional-development-and-promotion-long-term-experience-of-the-duke-university-medical-center-s-pathology-department
#17
Stanley J Robboy, Roger McLendon
This retrospective observational study on faculty development analyzes the Duke University Pathology Department's 18-year experience with a structured mentoring program involving 51 junior faculty members. The majority had MD degrees only (55%). The percentage of young women faculty hires before 1998 was 25%, increasing to 72% after 2005. Diversity also broadened from 9% with varied heritages before 1998 to 37% since then. The mentoring process pivoted on an annual review process. The reviews generally helped candidates focus much earlier, identified impediments they individually felt, and provided new avenues to gain a national reputation for academic excellence...
January 2017: Acad Pathol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725663/data-for-sochi-2014-olympics-discussion-on-social-media
#18
Andrei P Kirilenko
Presented data is related to the research article "Sochi 2014 Olympics on Twitter: Perspectives of Hosts and Guests" [2].  The data were collected through regular API Twitter search for five months windowing 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and further used for cluster analysis and analysis of the sentiment on the Games. The main dataset contains 616 thousand tweets, rigorously cleaned and filtered to remove irrelevant content. To comply with the Twitter API user agreement, the dataset presented in this article includes only generalized daily data with all information contained in individual tweets removed...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724352/a-permutation-based-non-parametric-analysis-of-crispr-screen-data
#19
Gaoxiang Jia, Xinlei Wang, Guanghua Xiao
BACKGROUND: Clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) screens are usually implemented in cultured cells to identify genes with critical functions. Although several methods have been developed or adapted to analyze CRISPR screening data, no single specific algorithm has gained popularity. Thus, rigorous procedures are needed to overcome the shortcomings of existing algorithms. METHODS: We developed a Permutation-Based Non-Parametric Analysis (PBNPA) algorithm, which computes p-values at the gene level by permuting sgRNA labels, and thus it avoids restrictive distributional assumptions...
July 19, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724246/health-consequences-of-electric-lighting-practices-in-the-modern-world-a-report-on-the-national-toxicology-program-s-workshop-on-shift-work-at-night-artificial-light-at-night-and-circadian-disruption
#20
REVIEW
Ruth M Lunn, David E Blask, Andrew N Coogan, Mariana G Figueiro, Michael R Gorman, Janet E Hall, Johnni Hansen, Randy J Nelson, Satchidananda Panda, Michael H Smolensky, Richard G Stevens, Fred W Turek, Roel Vermeulen, Tania Carreón, Claire C Caruso, Christina C Lawson, Kristina A Thayer, Michael J Twery, Andrew D Ewens, Sanford C Garner, Pamela J Schwingl, Windy A Boyd
The invention of electric light has facilitated a society in which people work, sleep, eat, and play at all hours of the 24-hour day. Although electric light clearly has benefited humankind, exposures to electric light, especially light at night (LAN), may disrupt sleep and biological processes controlled by endogenous circadian clocks, potentially resulting in adverse health outcomes. Many of the studies evaluating adverse health effects have been conducted among night- and rotating-shift workers, because this scenario gives rise to significant exposure to LAN...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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