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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241104/the-relationship-between-self-compassion-and-the-risk-for-substance-use-disorder
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Cynthia L Phelps, Samantha M Paniagua, Irmgard U Willcockson, Jennifer S Potter
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the relationship between substance use disorder risk and self-compassion and posits a model for how the two are related through the mitigation of suffering. METHOD: Study participants were recruited using social media to complete an online survey that included a basic socio-demographic survey and two validated instruments, the Self-Compassion Survey and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Alcohol Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST), which screens for substance use disorder (SUD) risk...
December 8, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239771/burnout-among-chinese-adult-reconstructive-surgeons-incidence-risk-factors-and-relationship-with-intraoperative-irritability
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Hanlong Zheng, Hongyi Shao, Yixin Zhou
BACKGROUND: Burnout is a major concern in human service occupations, mainly characterizing in emotional exhaustion and depersonalization. There is very limited research dealing with burnout in orthopedic surgeons. Exploring burnout prevalence, risk factors, and intraoperative irritability-related incidences is necessary to improve the quality of life for surgeons. METHODS: The study population consisted of 202 registered adult reconstructive doctors in China. Burnout was measured using a normalized translated version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Service Survey...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239563/a-geographical-information-system-for-the-management-of-the-aquaculture-data-in-the-adriatic-sea-the-strengthening-of-centres-for-aquaculture-production-and-safety-surveillance-in-the-adriatic-countries-experience-present-capabilities-tools-and-functions
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Susanna Tora, Silvio Sacchini, Eddy Listeš, Tanja Bogdanović, Alessio Di Lorenzo, Muhamed Smajlović, Ahmed Smajlović, Jelena V Filipović, Vildana Tahirović, Danijela Šuković, Bojan Beljkas, Ardian Xinxo, Renis Maçi, Patrizia Colangeli, Federica Di Giacinto, Annamaria Conte
The European Commission (EC) regulation no. 854/2004 requires a systematic monitoring of chemical and microbiological contaminants in live bivalve molluscs, live echinoderms, live tunicates and live marine gastropods for human consumption through surveillance plans to be implemented in all European Union (EU) countries.A consortium of five Adriatic countries was set up in the framework of the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance Adriatic Cross-border Cooperation Programme (IPA Adriatic CBC) 2007- 2013 with the aim of collecting data and distribute information on harvesting and production in mollusc areas...
November 8, 2017: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238676/double-posterior-based-flap-technique-in-primary-endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-with-and-without-using-powered-instrument
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Pradeep Pradhan, Abhishek Bhardwaj, Santanu Mandal, Sudhir Majhi
To demonstrate the surgical technique and outcomes of double posterior based flap technique in primary endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) with and without use of powered instrument. 28 patients of nasolacrimal duct obstruction were included in the study from September 2012 to February 2015. All underwent endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy with double posterior based nasal and lacrimal flap technique. In patients of group A (14 patients), bone removal was done with the help of Smith-Kerrison punch forceps and in patients of group B (14 patients), powered drill has been used for the same...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237949/diagnosis-and-management-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-an-up-to-date-literature-review
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Ayman El-Menyar, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Hassan Al-Thani
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare life-threatening forms of cancer that may arise anywhere in the GI tract. Herein, we aimed to review the literature to describe the incidence, management, and outcomes of GISTs. We conducted a traditional narrative review using PubMed and EMBASE, searching for English-language publications for GISTs between January 2001 and January 2016 using keywords "gastrointestinal" "stromal tumors." Among 4582 retrieved articles, 50 articles were relevant over the last 15 years...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237925/corneal-endothelial-cell-loss-in-femtosecond-laser-assisted-descemet-s-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-a-12-month-follow-up-study
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Yun Feng, Hong-Qiang Qu, Jing Ren, Philipp Prahs, Jing Hong
BACKGROUND: Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) surgery offers a more standardized approach and reliable method to create corneal grafts with an instrument such as a microkeratome. With the development of Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty, an excellent clinical outcome is seen in the treatment of corneal endothelial dysfunctions, which indicates that thinner corneal graft results in better clinical outcome. With the recent development of the femtosecond laser, ultrathin corneal graft preparation has become possible...
December 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237368/smart-phone-assisted-naked-eye-detection-of-mercury-ii-ion-using-horseradish-peroxidase-inhibitive-assays
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Nur Khaliesah Jamadon, Nurfatini Busairi, Amir Syahir
Mercury (II) ion is among the most common pollutants with the ability to affect the environment. The implications from their elevation in the environment are mainly due to the industrialisation and urbanisation processes. Current determination of heavy metal ions primarily depends on sophisticated instruments for heavy metal ions monitoring. A point-of-care detection method was developed using inhibitive enzymatic reaction monitored through a smartphone. Horseradish peroxidase converted 4-aminoantipyrene into a red coloured product visible with the naked eye...
December 13, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236837/construction-and-validation-of-a-nursing-care-protocol-in-anesthesia
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Cassiane de Santana Lemos, Vanessa de Brito Poveda, Aparecida de Cassia Giane Peniche
OBJECTIVE: To construct and validate a nursing care protocol in anesthesia. METHOD: methodological study of face and content validation, judging clarity, relevance, pertinence and comprehensiveness of a care protocol, elaborated from the integrative review of previous literature and based on the conceptual model of assistance perioperative nursing of Castellanos and Jouclas. The protocol was evaluated by five anesthesiologists and nurses from the surgical center...
December 11, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236172/the-society-of-european-robotic-gynaecological-surgery-sergs-pilot-curriculum-for-robot-assisted-gynecological-surgery
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Peter Rusch, Rainer Kimmig, Fabrice Lecuru, Jan Persson, Jordi Ponce, Michel Degueldre, René Verheijen
PURPOSE: To set forth experiences in the context of the SERGS Pilot Curriculum-the first standardized educational program for robotic use in gynecological surgery-in terms of feasibility, effectiveness and potential for certification. METHODS: The Society of European Robotic Gynecological Surgery (SERGS) outlined a Pilot Curriculum for standardized education in robot-assisted laparoscopic gynecological surgery. Its feasibility and acceptance were checked in the form of a fellowship pilot program conducted at four European Centers of Excellence for robot-assisted surgery...
December 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235689/adduction-of-ammonium-to-polylactides-to-modify-their-dissociation-behavior-in-cid
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Christophe Chendo, Trang N T Phan, Marion Rollet, Didier Gigmes, Laurence Charles
RATIONALE: The goal of this work was to modify dissociation pathways of polylactide (PLA) holding benzyl and hydroxyl terminations, in order to circumvent coincidence of product ions generated during collisional activation of sodiated chains, which prevented their reliable characterization. METHODS: Benzyl-, hydroxyl-terminated PLAs were ionized as ammonium adducts in positive ion mode electrospray and subjected to collision-induced dissociation (CID). MS/MS experiments were conducted in a Q-TOF instrument for safe assignment of product ions based on their elemental composition derived from accurate mass measurements...
December 13, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233208/training-early-childcare-providers-in-evidence-based-nutrition-strategies-can-help-improve-nutrition-policies-and-practices-of-early-childcare-centres-serving-racially-and-ethnically-diverse-children-from-low-income-families
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T Lucas Hollar, Nicole Cook, Ruby Natale, David Quinn, Teina Phillips, Michael DeLucca
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the extent to which providing training and technical assistance to early childcare centre (ECC) directors, faculty and staff in the implementation of evidence-based nutrition strategies improved the nutrition contexts, policies and practices of ECC serving racially and ethnically diverse, low-income children in Broward County, Florida, USA. The nutrition strategies targeted snack and beverage policies and practices, consistent with Caring for Our Children National Standards...
December 13, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228929/virtual-bronchoscopic-navigation-without-x-ray-fluoroscopy-to-diagnose-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-a-randomized-trial
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Fumihiro Asano, Takashi Ishida, Naofumi Shinagawa, Noriaki Sukoh, Masaki Anzai, Kenya Kanazawa, Akifumi Tsuzuku, Satoshi Morita
BACKGROUND: Transbronchial biopsy for peripheral pulmonary lesions is generally performed under X-ray fluoroscopy. Virtual bronchoscopic navigation (VBN) is a method in which virtual images of the bronchial route to the lesion are produced based on CT images obtained before VBN, and the bronchoscope is guided using these virtual images, improving the diagnostic yield of peripheral pulmonary lesions. VBN has the possibility of eliminating the need for X-ray fluoroscopy in the bronchoscopic diagnosis of peripheral lesions...
December 11, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227785/patient-specific-instruments-advantages-and-pitfalls
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Mahmoud A Hafez, Kirti Moholkar
Patient-specific instruments (PSI) aim to improve the accuracy of total knee replacement (TKR) based on computer-assisted preoperative planning. In this work, the authors describe the advantages and pitfalls of PSI based on their clinical experience. The main conclusion of this work is that PSI has direct impact on the logistical and technical features of TKR with some advantages and pitfalls.
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227552/microfluidics-assisted-tirf-imaging-to-study-single-actin-filament-dynamics
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Shashank Shekhar
Dynamic assembly of actin filaments is essential for many cellular processes. The rates of assembly and disassembly of actin filaments are intricately controlled by regulatory proteins that interact with the ends and the sides of filaments and with actin monomers. TIRF-based single-filament imaging techniques have proven instrumental in uncovering mechanisms of actin regulation. In this unit, novel single-filament approaches using microfluidics-assisted TIRF imaging are described. These methods can be used to grow anchored actin filaments aligned in a flow, thus making the analysis much easier as compared to open flow cell approaches...
December 11, 2017: Current Protocols in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226996/breast-and-gynecological-cancer-patients-risk-factors-associated-with-biopsychosocial-problem-related-distress
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Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Karen Lynn Clark, Richard Obenchain, Errol J Philip, Matthew Loscalzo
OBJECTIVES: Inequalities exist between breast and gynecological cancer patients' experiences, leading to high levels of distress throughout the cancer journey. The present study aims to identify differences in source of biopsychosocial problem-related distress between women diagnosed with breast or gynecological cancers. METHODS: From 2009 to 2016 women with breast (n=2,111) and gynecological (n=641) cancers were screened using the core items of the instrument You, Your Family, and City of Hope are a Team...
December 11, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226007/houston-methodist-variant-viewer-an-application-to-support-clinical-laboratory-interpretation-of-next-generation-sequencing-data-for-cancer
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Paul A Christensen, Yunyun Ni, Feifei Bao, Heather L Hendrickson, Michael Greenwood, Jessica S Thomas, S Wesley Long, Randall J Olsen
Introduction: Next-generation-sequencing (NGS) is increasingly used in clinical and research protocols for patients with cancer. NGS assays are routinely used in clinical laboratories to detect mutations bearing on cancer diagnosis, prognosis and personalized therapy. A typical assay may interrogate 50 or more gene targets that encompass many thousands of possible gene variants. Analysis of NGS data in cancer is a labor-intensive process that can become overwhelming to the molecular pathologist or research scientist...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224839/intraoperative-costs-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-can-be-dramatically-reduced-without-compromising-outcomes
#17
Michael T Richardson, Leah M Backhus, Mark F Berry, Daniel G Vail, Kelsey C Ayers, Jalen A Benson, Prasha Bhandari, Mehran Teymourtash, Joseph B Shrager
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether surgeon selection of instrumentation and other supplies during video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy (VATSL) can safely reduce intraoperative costs. METHODS: In this retrospective, cost-focused review of all video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery anatomic lung resections performed by 2 surgeons at a single institution between 2010 and 2014, we compared VATSL hospital costs and perioperative outcomes between the surgeons, as well as costs of VATSL compared with thoracotomy lobectomy (THORL)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219877/effectiveness-of-robotic-assisted-rehabilitation-for-mobility-and-functional-ability-in-adult-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review
#18
Kenneth Lo, Matthew Stephenson, Craig Lockwood
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability, and rehabilitation, involving repetitive, high intensity, task-specific exercises, is the pathway to restoring motor skills. Robotic assistive devices are increasingly being used and it is hoped that with robotic devices, rehabilitation progress can be achieved for patients. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of robotic devices in the rehabilitation of stroke patients for upper limb mobility, lower limb mobility, and activities of daily living...
December 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219787/modification-of-the-biomedicus-centrifugal-pump-to-provide-continuous-irrigation-for-neuroendoscopy-technical-note
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Joyce Koueik, Brandon G Rocque, Jordan Henry, Taryn Bragg, Jennifer Paul, Bermans J Iskandar
Continuous irrigation is an important adjunct for successful intraventricular endoscopy, particularly for complex cases. It allows better visualization by washing out blood and debris, improves navigation by expanding the ventricles, and assists with tissue dissection. A method of irrigation delivery using a centrifugal pump designed originally for cardiac surgery is presented. The BioMedicus centrifugal pump has the desirable ability to deliver a continuous laminar flow of fluid that excludes air from the system...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218450/diagnosing-and-correcting-mass-accuracy-and-signal-intensity-error-due-to-initial-ion-position-variations-in-a-maldi-tofms
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Brian J Malys, Michelle L Piotrowski, Kevin G Owens
Frustrated by worse than expected error for both peak area and time-of-flight (TOF) in matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) experiments using samples prepared by electrospray deposition, it was finally determined that there was a correlation between sample location on the target plate and the measured TOF/peak area. Variations in both TOF and peak area were found to be due to small differences in the initial position of ions formed in the source region of the TOF mass spectrometer. These differences arise largely from misalignment of the instrument sample stage, with a smaller contribution arising from the non-ideal shape of the target plates used...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
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