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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934069/to-defend-or-to-affiliate-the-effects-of-categorical-similarity-cues-after-social-exclusion
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Jia-Sin Hong, Chien-Ru Sun
This article proposed that after social exclusion, individuals may react in a hostile or amiable manner, which depends on the type of categorical similarity cues that new groups possess. For excluded individuals, groups that resemble their excluder would provoke a defensive attitude. They also exhibit hospitality to groups that resemble themselves to gain inclusion. In experiment 1, social exclusion was manipulated by providing a scenario story regarding an individual who was excluded and subsequently wanted to join in new groups...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931081/female-reproductive-success-and-calf-survival-in-a-north-sea-coastal-bottlenose-dolphin-tursiops-truncatus-population
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Kevin P Robinson, Texa M C Sim, Ross M Culloch, Thomas S Bean, Isabel Cordoba Aguilar, Sonja M Eisfeld, Miranda Filan, Gary N Haskins, Genevieve Williams, Graham J Pierce
Between-female variation in reproductive output provides a strong measure of individual fitness and a quantifiable measure of the health of a population which may be highly informative to management. In the present study, we examined reproductive traits in female bottlenose dolphins from the east coast of Scotland using longitudinal sightings data collected over twenty years. From a total of 102 females identified between 1997 and 2016, 74 mothers produced a collective total of 193 calves. Females gave birth from 6 to 13 years of age with a mean age of 8...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927563/braking-time-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review
#3
Jeffrey Hartman, Patrick Thornley, Stephan Oreskovich, Anthony Adili, Asheesh Bedi, Moin Khan
BACKGROUND: Currently, no guidelines exist to assist surgeons in providing recommendations to patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) on when it is safe to return to driving. The purpose of this systematic review is to analyze the best available literature to assist surgeons in providing evidence-based recommendations on when it is safe to return to driving after TKA. METHODS: Following established methodology for the conduct of systematic reviews, a literature search was performed for prospective studies on driving after TKA...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925371/inclusion-of-fluorophores-in-cyclodextrins-a-closer-look-at-the-fluorometric-determination-of-association-constants-by-linear-and-non-linear-fitting-procedures
#4
Rudi Hutterer
The author discusses methods for the fluorometric determination of affinity constants by linear and non-linear fitting methods. This is outlined in particular for the interaction between cyclodextrins and several anesthetic drugs including benzocaine. Special emphasis is given to the limitations of certain fits, and the impact of such studies on enzyme-substrate interactions are demonstrated. Both the experimental part and methods of analysis are well suited for students in an advanced lab.
September 19, 2017: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925350/beliefs-in-social-inclusion-invariance-in-associations-among-hope-dysfunctional-attitudes-and-social-inclusion-across-adolescence-and-young-adulthood
#5
Clio Berry, Kathryn Greenwood
Social disability in youth is an important precursor of long-term social and mental health problems. Social inclusion is a key policy driver and fits well within a new paradigm of health and well-being rather than illness-oriented services, yet little is known about social inclusion and its facilitators for "healthy" young people. We present a novel exploratory structural analysis of social inclusion using measures from 387 14- to 36-year-olds. Our model represents social inclusion as comprising social activity and community belonging, with both domains predicted by hopeful and dysfunctional self-beliefs but hopefulness more uniquely predicting social inclusion in adolescence...
September 19, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919929/does-physical-activity-benefit-motor-performance-and-learning-of-upper-extremity-tasks-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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Lena Hübner, Claudia Voelcker-Rehage
Upper extremity motor performance declines with increasing age. However, older adults need to maintain, learn new and relearn known motor tasks. Research with young adults indicated that regular and acute physical activity might facilitate motor performance and motor learning processes. Therefore, this review aimed to examine the association between chronic physical activity and acute bouts of exercise on motor performance and motor learning in upper extremity motor tasks in older adults. Literature was searched via Cochrane library, PubMED, PsycINFO and Scopus and 27 studies met all inclusion criteria...
2017: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918192/dielectric-properties-of-isolated-adrenal-chromaffin-cells-determined-by-microfluidic-impedance-spectroscopy
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A C Sabuncu, M Stacey, G L Craviso, N Semenova, P T Vernier, N Leblanc, I Chatterjee, J Zaklit
Knowledge of the dielectric properties of biological cells plays an important role in numerical models aimed at understanding how high intensity ultrashort nanosecond electric pulses affect the plasma membrane and the membranes of intracellular organelles. To this end, using electrical impedance spectroscopy, the dielectric properties of isolated, neuroendocrine adrenal chromaffin cells were obtained. Measured impedance data of the cell suspension, acquired between 1kHz and 20MHz, were fit into a combination of constant phase element and Cole-Cole models from which the effect of electrode polarization was extracted...
September 5, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916379/carboxymethyl-fenugreek-galactomannan-gellan-gum-calcium-silicate-composite-beads-for-glimepiride-delivery
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Hriday Bera, Srilatha Mothe, Sabyasachi Maiti, Sridhar Vanga
Novel carboxymethyl fenugreek galactomannan (CFG)-gellan gum (GG)-calcium silicate (CS) composite beads were developed for controlled glimepiride (GLI) delivery. CFG having degree of carboxymethylation of 0.71 was synthesized and characterized by FTIR, DSC and XRD analyses. Subsequently, GLI-loaded hybrids were accomplished by ionotropic gelation technique employing Ca(+2)/Zn(+2)/Al(+3) ions as cross-linkers. All the formulations demonstrated excellent drug encapsulation efficiency (DEE, 48-97%) and sustained drug release behaviour (Q8h, 62-94%)...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914601/left-ventricular-long-axis-function-assessed-with-cardiac-cine-mr-imaging-is-an-independent-predictor-of-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-a-multicenter-study
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Simone Romano, Robert M Judd, Raymond J Kim, Han W Kim, Igor Klem, John F Heitner, Dipan J Shah, Jennifer Jue, Afshin Farzaneh-Far
Purpose To evaluate the prognostic value of a simple index of left ventricular (LV) long-axis function-lateral mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE)-in a large multicenter population of patients with reduced ejection fraction (EF) who were undergoing cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Materials and Methods This retrospective study included 1040 consecutive patients (mean age, 59.5 years ± 15.8) at four U.S. medical centers who were undergoing cardiac MR imaging for assessment of LV dysfunction with EF less than 50%...
September 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912029/inclusion-of-highest-glasgow-coma-scale-motor-score-in-mortality-risk-adjustment-for-benchmarking-of-trauma-center-performance
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David Gomez, James P Byrne, Aziz S Alali, Wei Xiong, Chris Hoeft, Melanie Neal, Harris Subacius, Avery B Nathens
BACKGROUND: The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score is the most widely utilized measure of traumatic brain injury (TBI) severity. Currently, the arrival GCS motor score (mGCS) is used in risk-adjustment models for external benchmarking of mortality. However, there is evidence that the highest mGCS in the first 24 hours after injury might be a better predictor of death. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of including highest mGCS on the performance of risk-adjustment models and subsequent external benchmarking results...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900902/derivation-and-validation-of-a-prognostic-model-for-postoperative-risk-stratification-of-critically-ill-patients-with-faecal-peritonitis
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Ascanio Tridente, Julian Bion, Gary H Mills, Anthony C Gordon, Geraldine M Clarke, Andrew Walden, Paula Hutton, Paul A H Holloway, Jean-Daniel Chiche, Frank Stuber, Christopher Garrard, Charles Hinds
BACKGROUND: Prognostic scores and models of illness severity are useful both clinically and for research. The aim of this study was to develop two prognostic models for the prediction of long-term (6 months) and 28-day mortality of postoperative critically ill patients with faecal peritonitis (FP). METHODS: Patients admitted to intensive care units with faecal peritonitis and recruited to the European GenOSept study were divided into a derivation and a geographical validation subset; patients subsequently recruited to the UK GAinS study were used for temporal validation...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900568/can-runners-perceive-changes-in-heel-cushioning-as-the-shoe-ages-with-increased-mileage
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Mark W Cornwall, Thomas G McPoil
BACKGROUND: For those runners who utilize footwear and have a rearfoot strike pattern, the durability of the midsole heel region has been shown to deteriorate as shoe mileage increases. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was threefold: 1) to determine if the runner can self-report changes in heel cushioning properties of the midsole after an extended period of distance running, 2) to determine if force and plantar pressures measured in the heel region of the midsole using a capacitance sensor insole change after running 640 km, and 3) to determine if a durometer could be used clinically to objectively measure changes in the hardness of the material in the heel region of the midsole...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899655/characteristics-of-physical-activity-interventions-and-effects-on-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-children-aged-6-12-years-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Petra Braaksma, Ilse Stuive, Rianne M E Garst, Carlijn F Wesselink, Corry K van der Sluis, Rienk Dekker, Marina M Schoemaker
OBJECTIVES: To examine the characteristics of physical activity (PA) interventions and the effects on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in healthy children based on treatment theory. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: PubMed and Embase were searched for studies published between 2003 and 2016. Inclusion criteria were: Participants: healthy children aged 6-12. INTERVENTIONS: interventions with activities to increase PA behaviour or physical fitness (PF) regardless of setting...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893097/factor-validation-and-rasch-analysis-of-the-individual-recovery-outcomes-counter
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Geoffrey L Dickens, Bridey Rudd, Nutmeg Hallett, Robin M Ion, Scott M Hardie
OBJECTIVE: The individual recovery outcomes counter is a 12-item personal recovery self-assessment tool for adults with mental health problems. Although widely used across Scotland, limited research into its psychometric properties has been conducted. We tested its' measurement properties to ascertain the suitability of the tool for continued use in its' present form. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Anonymised data from the assessments of 1743 adults using mental health services in Scotland were subject to tests based on principles of Rasch measurement theory, principal components analysis and confirmatory factor analysis...
September 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890222/identifying-subsets-of-patients-with-single-level-degenerative-disc-disease-for-lumbar-fusion-the-value-of-prognostic-tests-in-surgical-decision-making
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Victor E Staartjes, Pieter-Paul A Vergroesen, Dick J Zeilstra, Marc L Schröder
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Fusion surgery for degenerative disc disease (DDD) has become a standard of care, albeit not without controversy. Outcomes are inconsistent and a superiority over conservative treatment is debatable. Proper patient selection is key to clinical success, and a comprehensive understanding of prognostic tests does not currently exist. PURPOSE: To investigate the value of prognostic tests and sociodemographic factors in predicting outcomes following lumbar fusion surgery for DDD...
September 7, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889997/policy-evaluation-and-democracy-do-they-fit
#16
Fritz Sager
The papers assembled in this special issue shed light on the question of the interrelation between democracy and policy evaluation by discussing research on the use of evaluations in democratic processes. The collection makes a case for a stronger presence of evaluation in democracy beyond expert utilization. Parliamentarians prove to be more aquainted with evaluations than expected and the inclusion of evaluations in policy arguments increases the deliberative quality of democratic campaigns. In sum, evaluation and democracy turn out to be well compatible after all...
August 5, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887191/factors-influencing-participation-in-colorectal-cancer-screening-programs-in-spain
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Mercedes Vanaclocha-Espi, Josefa Ibáñez, Ana Molina-Barceló, Elena Pérez, Andreu Nolasco, Rebeca Font, Francisco Pérez-Riquelme, Mariola de la Vega, Eunate Arana-Arri, MªElena Oceja, Josep Alfons Espinàs, Isabel Portillo, Dolores Salas
To analyze the sociodemographic and organizational factors influencing participation in population-based colorectal cancer screening programs (CRCSP) in Spain, a retrospective study was conducted in a cohort of people invited to participate in the first 3 screening rounds of 6 CRCSP from 2000 to 2012. Mixed logistic regression models were used to analyze the relationship between sociodemographic and organizational factors, such as the type of fecal occult blood test (FOBT) used and the FOBT delivery type. The analysis was performed separately in groups (Initial screening-first invitation, Subsequent invitation for previous never-responders, Subsequent invitation-regular, Subsequent invitation-irregular intervals)...
September 5, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886175/cabozantinib-versus-everolimus-nivolumab-axitinib-sorafenib-and-best-supportive-care-a-network-meta-analysis-of-progression-free-survival-and-overall-survival-in-second-line-treatment-of-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma
#18
Billy Amzal, Shuai Fu, Jie Meng, Johanna Lister, Helene Karcher
BACKGROUND: Relative effect of therapies indicated for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (aRCC) after failure of first line treatment is currently not known. The objective of the present study is to evaluate progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of cabozantinib compared to everolimus, nivolumab, axitinib, sorafenib, and best supportive care (BSC) in aRCC patients who progressed after previous VEGFR tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment. METHODOLOGY & FINDINGS: Systematic literature search identified 5 studies for inclusion in this analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885759/host-guest-complexes-of-cyclodextrins-and-nanodiamonds-as-strong-non-covalent-binding-motif-for-self-assembled-nanomaterials
#19
Frauke Schibilla, Jens Voskuhl, Natalie Fokina, Jeremy Dahl, Peter R Schreiner, Bart Jan Ravoo
We report on the inclusion of carboxy- and amine-substituted molecular nanodiamonds (NDs) adamantane, diamantane and triamantane by β- and γ-cyclodextrin (β-CD and γ-CD) with particularly suited hydrophobicity and symmetry for an optimal fit of host and guest. We studied the host-guest interactions in detail and generally observed 1:1 association of the NDs with the larger γ-CD cavity but 1:2 association for the largest ND in the series (triamantane) with β-CD. We found higher binding affinities of carboxy-substituted NDs compared to amine-substituted NDs...
September 8, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883584/social-media-and-professionalism-a-retrospective-content-analysis-of-fitness-to-practise-cases-heard-by-the-gdc-concerning-social-media-complaints
#20
P Neville
Introduction Since 2013, all General Dental Council (GDC) registrants' online activities have been regulated by the GDC's social media guidelines. Failure to comply with these guidelines results in a Fitness to Practise (FtP) complaint being investigated.Aims This study explores the prevalence of social media related FtP cases investigated by the GDC from 1 September 2013 to 21 June 2016.Method Documentary analysis of social media related FtP cases published on the GDC's website was undertaken. All cases that met the study's inclusion criteria were analysed using a quantitative content analysis framework...
September 8, 2017: British Dental Journal
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