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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449242/resting-sympathetic-arousal-moderates-the-association-between-parasympathetic-reactivity-and-working-memory-performance-in-adults-reporting-high-levels-of-life-stress
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Ryan J Giuliano, Lisa M Gatzke-Kopp, Leslie E Roos, Elizabeth A Skowron
The neurovisceral integration model stipulates that autonomic function plays a critical role in the regulation of higher-order cognitive processes, yet most work to date has examined parasympathetic function in isolation from sympathetic function. Furthermore, the majority of work has been conducted on normative samples, which typically demonstrate parasympathetic withdrawal to increase arousal needed to complete cognitive tasks. Little is known about how autonomic regulation supports cognitive function in populations exposed to high levels of stress, which is critical given that chronic stress exposure alters autonomic function...
April 27, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448904/support-for-marijuana-legalization-in-the-us-state-of-washington-has-continued-to-increase-through-2016
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Meenakshi Sabina Subbaraman, William C Kerr
BACKGROUND: Support for the legalization of recreational marijuana continues to increase across the United States and globally. In 2016, recreational marijuana was legalized in the most populous US state of California, as well as three other states. The primary aim of this study was to examine trends in support for recreational marijuana legalization in Washington, a state which has had legal recreational marijuana for almost four years, using data collected over the four years post-legalization...
April 19, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448893/diabetes-status-modifies-the-association-between-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-incident-heart-failure-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Valery S Effoe, Eric E McClendon, Carlos J Rodriguez, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Gregory W Evans, Patricia P Chang, Alain G Bertoni
AIMS: Increasing carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is associated with incident heart failure (HF). We investigated whether this association differs by diabetes status. METHODS: We characterized 13,590 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study participants free of baseline HF into normal fasting glucose (NFG, glucose <100mg/dl), impaired fasting glucose (IFG, glucose 100-125mg/dl), and type 2 diabetes (T2D, glucose ≥126mg/dl, self-report, or use of diabetes drugs)...
April 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448781/assessment-of-clinical-pharmacy-interventions-to-reduce-outpatient-use-of-high-risk-medications-in-the-elderly
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Sarah C Weddle, A Shaun Rowe, Julie W Jeter, Rachel C Renwick, Shaunta' M Chamberlin, Andrea S Franks
BACKGROUND: Use of high-risk medications in the elderly (HRME) and drug-disease (Rx-DIS) interactions in the elderly, as defined by the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Measures, are significantly associated with mortality, hospital admission, and need for emergency care. No published studies to date evaluate interventions to reduce the use of HEDIS-defined HRME, although many studies have postulated a beneficial effect of such interventions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of pharmacist interventions on use of HRME and Rx-DIS interactions in the outpatient elderly population...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448461/prospective-study-on-the-impact-of-fear-of-falling-on-functional-decline-among-community-dwelling-elderly-women
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Kyungwon Choi, Gyeong-Suk Jeon, Sung-Il Cho
Fear of falling (FOF) is expected to have effects on functional decline in the elderly. In this study, we examined over 2 years the effect of change in FOF on functional decline in community dwelling elderly. We conducted a secondary analysis using data from elderly women, 70 years of age and older, who participated in the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging (KLoSA). Participants were divided into four categories according to change in FOF between the 2010 and 2012 surveys. Multiple logistic regression analysis was conducted regarding the effects of changes in FOF on functional decline after controlling for variables as known risk factors for functional decline...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448266/a-prospective-randomized-blinded-controlled-trial-comparing-transdermal-continuous-oxygen-delivery-to-moist-wound-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Vickie R Driver, Alexander Reyzelman, Jill Kawalec, Michael French
Worldwide, diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) continue to exact a major burden on patients and health care providers. Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy is well-known as an adjunct option, less is known about the efficacy of transdermal continuous oxygen therapy (TCOT). A prospective, randomized, blinded, multicenter, parallel study was conducted from October 2009 to November 2012 to evaluate healing time and the proportion of DFUs healed after 12 weeks of moist wound therapy (MWT) with or without TCOT. Study participants (persons with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and a nonhealing [>1-month but <1-year duration], 1 cm² to 10 cm² in area, infection-free DFU) were randomized to TCOT or a sham device (control) in addition to receiving MWT...
April 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448231/can-completing-a-mental-health-nursing-course-change-students-attitudes
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Todd Hastings, Margaret Kroposki, Gail Williams
Nursing program graduates rarely choose mental health nursing as a career. A quasi-experimental study was conducted to examine attitudes of 310 nursing students towards persons with mental illness. Students completed surveys on the first and last days of their program's psychiatric mental health nursing course. The pre- and post-test survey analysis indicated that students improved their attitude, knowledge and preparedness to care for persons with mental illness. However, students maintained little interest in working as a mental health nurse...
May 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447879/the-lived-experience-of-caregivers-of-persons-with-heart-failure-a-phenomenological-study
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Antonio Petruzzo, Marco Paturzo, Monica Naletto, Marlene Z Cohen, Rosaria Alvaro, Ercole Vellone
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) patients need to follow a strict pharmacological and nonpharmacological regimen in order to counteract the burden of the disease, and informal caregivers are an important resource for HF patients in managing and coping with their disease. Few studies have examined the lived experience of these caregivers with a rigorous phenomenological approach, and none have been conducted in Italy. AIM: To describe the lived experience of the caregivers of HF patients...
April 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447837/the-state-of-social-and-personality-science-rotten-to-the-core-not-so-bad-getting-better-or-getting-worse
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Matt Motyl, Alexander P Demos, Timothy S Carsel, Brittany E Hanson, Zachary J Melton, Allison B Mueller, J P Prims, Jiaqing Sun, Anthony N Washburn, Kendal M Wong, Caitlyn Yantis, Linda J Skitka
The scientific quality of social and personality psychology has been debated at great length in recent years. Despite research on the prevalence of Questionable Research Practices (QRPs) and the replicability of particular findings, the impact of the current discussion on research practices is unknown. The current studies examine whether and how practices have changed, if at all, over the last 10 years. In Study 1, we surveyed 1,166 social and personality psychologists about how the current debate has affected their perceptions of their own and the field's research practices...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447472/four-year-reciprocal-relationships-between-personality-and-functional-ability-in-older-adults-with-and-without-sensory-impairment-focus-on-neuroticism-and-agreeableness
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Markus Wettstein, Hans-Werner Wahl, Vera Heyl
OBJECTIVES: Personality traits have been found to influence health and functional ability (FA) via multiple pathways. However, personality traits may also change in reaction to constraints in FA, particularly in more vulnerable individuals with high risk of decline in independent functioning in daily life (e.g. older adults with sensory impairment). Therefore, conceptually anchored in the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF model), this study investigated reciprocal relationships between personality, focusing on neuroticism and agreeableness, and indicators of FA (i...
April 27, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447270/annual-incidences-of-visual-impairment-during-10-year-period-in-mie-prefecture-japan
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Kengo Ikesugi, Takako Ichio, Hideyuki Tsukitome, Mineo Kondo
PURPOSE: To determine the annual incidence of visual impairment in a Japanese population during a 10-year period. METHODS: We examined the physical disability certificates issued yearly between 2004 and 2013 in Mie prefecture, Japan. During this period 2468 visually impaired people were registered under the newly defined Act on Welfare of the Physically Disabled Persons' criteria. The age, sex distribution, and causes of visual impairment were determined from the certificates...
April 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446890/partial-visual-loss-affects-self-reports-of-hearing-abilities-measured-using-a-modified-version-of-the-speech-spatial-and-qualities-of-hearing-questionnaire
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Andrew J Kolarik, Rajiv Raman, Brian C J Moore, Silvia Cirstea, Sarika Gopalakrishnan, Shahina Pardhan
We assessed how visually impaired (VI) people perceived their own auditory abilities using an established hearing questionnaire, the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of Hearing Scale (SSQ), that was adapted to make it relevant and applicable to VI individuals by removing references to visual aspects while retaining the meaning of the original questions. The resulting questionnaire, the SSQvi, assessed perceived hearing ability in diverse situations including the ability to follow conversations with multiple speakers, assessing how far away a vehicle is, and the ability to perceptually segregate simultaneous sounds...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446887/the-impact-of-prenatal-parental-locus-of-control-on-children-s-psychological-outcomes-in-infancy-and-early-childhood-a-prospective-5-year-study
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Stephen Nowicki, Yasmin Iles-Caven, Steven Gregory, Genette Ellis, Jean Golding
Locus of control is one of the most widely studied concepts in the history of personality psychology. In spite of its popularity and its associations with numerous relevant outcomes, the ability of locus of control to predict future behaviors involving parenting effectiveness has been under researched. The few parent locus of control children's outcome studies are characterized by cross-sectional methodologies that focus on mothers. The present study uses a prospective methodology to compare data on mothers' and fathers' locus of control with their child's behavior outcomes from a large scale research project, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446837/level-of-stress-and-its-determinants-among-intensive-care-unit-staff
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Arunesh Kumar, Prasad Pore, Sachin Gupta, Aziz O Wani
CONTEXT: Stress is a usual and normal part of our daily lives. It is a normal physical reaction to an internal or external pressure that is placed on a person's system. Extended periods of stress can cause destructive changes in the body. OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the prevalence of stress and its level among intensive care unit (ICU) staff (doctors and nurses) of various hospitals and (2) to correlate the level of stress with certain variables. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the ICU of various hospital of Pune for a period of 1 month...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446537/post-hoc-analyses-of-randomized-clinical-trial-for-the-effect-of-clopidogrel-added-to-aspirin-on-kidney-function
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Jesse C Ikeme, Pablo E Pergola, Rebecca Scherzer, Michael G Shlipak, Oscar R Benavente, Carmen A Peralta
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite the high burden of CKD, few specific therapies are available that can halt disease progression. In animal models, clopidogrel has emerged as a potential therapy to preserve kidney function. The effect of clopidogrel on kidney function in humans has not been established. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes Study randomized participants with prior lacunar stroke to treatment with aspirin or aspirin plus clopidogrel...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446502/correspondence-of-folate-dietary-intake-and-biomarker-data
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Regan L Bailey, Victor L Fulgoni, Christine L Taylor, Christine M Pfeiffer, Sowmyanarayanan V Thuppal, George P McCabe, Elizabeth A Yetley
Background: Public health concerns with regard to both low and high folate status exist in the United States. Recent publications have questioned the utility of self-reported dietary intake data in research and monitoring.Objectives: The purpose of this analysis was to examine the relation between self-reported folate intakes and folate status biomarkers and to evaluate their usefulness for several types of applications.Design: We examined usual dietary intakes of folate by using the National Cancer Institute method to adjust two 24-h dietary recalls (including dietary supplements) for within-person variation and then compared these intakes with serum and red blood cell (RBC) folate among 4878 men and nonpregnant, nonlactating women aged ≥19 y in NHANES 2011-2012, a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey, with respect to consistency across prevalence estimates and rank order comparisons...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446315/-research-on-relation-of-platelet-aggregation-rate-with-platelet-concentration-in-platelet-rich-plasma
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Song-Mei Han, Wen-Li Liao, Shuai Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of platelet concentration in platelet-rich plasma (PRP)' on platelet aggregation rate, to determine the allowed range of inducer adenosine diphosphate (ADP: 5.0 µmol/L, ADP: 1.5 µmol/L) and arachidonic acid (AA: 500.0 µg/ml) for platelet concentration in platelet aggregation rate. METHODS: The venous blood samples of 72 healthy persons with citrate anticoagulation were selected and divided into groups, every 12 cases were mixed for each group...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446302/-telomere-length-expression-of-mre11-and-ku80-in-patients-with-aplastic-anemia-and-their-correlation-with-pathogenesis
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Yan Wang, Rui-Rong Xu, Ying-Jun DU, Jing-Yi Wang, Kui Liu, Wei Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To detect the expression levels of MRE11 and Ku80 mRNA, and telomere length in bone marrow mononuclear cells of aplastic anemia(AA) patients, and to explore their correlation with pathogenesis of aplastic anemia. METHODS: Bone marrow mononuclear cells were collected from 40 cases of AA and 20 normal controls for detecting mRNA expression of MRE11 and Ku80 and telomere length by using real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), then MRE11, Ku80 and telomere length were analyzed for their correlation...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446238/changing-ethnic-inequalities-in-mortality-in-new-zealand-over-30%C3%A2-years-linked-cohort-studies-with-68-9-million-person-years-of-follow-up
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George Disney, Andrea Teng, June Atkinson, Nick Wilson, Tony Blakely
BACKGROUND: Internationally, ethnic inequalities in mortality within countries are increasingly recognized as a public health concern. But few countries have data to monitor such inequalities. We aimed to provide a detailed description of ethnic inequalities (Māori [indigenous], Pacific, and European/Other) in mortality for a country with high quality ethnicity data, using both standard and novel visualization methods. METHODS: Cohort studies of the entire New Zealand population were conducted, using probabilistically-linked Census and mortality data from 1981 to 2011 (68...
April 26, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446198/effect-of-anti-malarial-interventions-on-trends-of-malaria-cases-hospital-admissions-and-deaths-2005-2015-ghana
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Maru Aregawi, Keziah L Malm, Mohammed Wahjib, Osae Kofi, Naa-Korkor Allotey, Peprah Nana Yaw, Wilmot Abba-Baffoe, Sylvester Segbaya, Felicia Owusu-Antwi, Abderahmane T Kharchi, Ryan O Williams, Mark Saalfeld, Nibretie Workneh, Estifanos Biru Shargie, Abdisalan M Noor, Constance Bart-Plange
BACKGROUND: Since 2005, the Government of Ghana and its partners, in concerted efforts to control malaria, scaled up the use of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). Beginning in 2011, a mass campaign of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) was implemented, targeting all the population. The impact of these interventions on malaria cases, admissions and deaths was assessed using data from district hospitals. METHODS: Records of malaria cases and deaths and availability of ACT in 88 hospitals, as well as at district level, ITN distribution, and indoor residual spraying were reviewed...
April 26, 2017: Malaria Journal
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