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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738234/m1-homeopathic-complex-trigger-effective-responses-against-leishmania-l-amazonensis-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Katia Fialho Nascimento, Fabiana Rodrigues de Santana, Cleber Rafael Vieira da Costa, Vanessa Kaplum, Helito Volpato, Celso Vaturo Nakamura, Leoni Villano Bonamin, Dorly de Freitas Buchi
Leishmaniasis is a term referring to a range of clinical conditions caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania, Trypanosomatidae family, Kinetoplastida order that is transmitted by the bite of certain species of mosquitoes Phlebotominae subfamily. These parasites infect hosts wild and domestic mammals, considered as natural reservoirs and can also infect humans. Leishmania are obligate intramacrophage protozoa that have exclusively intracellular life style. This suggests that the amastigotes possess mechanisms to avoid killing by host cells...
July 21, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736309/neural-interactions-mediating-conflict-control-and-its-training-induced-plasticity
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Min Hu, Xiangpeng Wang, Wenwen Zhang, Xueping Hu, Antao Chen
Cognitive control is of great plasticity. Training programs targeted on improving it have been suggested to yield neural changes in the brain. However, until recently, the relationship between training-induced brain changes and improvements in cognitive control is still an open issue. Besides, although the literature has attributed the operation of cognitive control to interactions between large-scale networks, the neural pathways directly associated with it remain unclear. The current study aimed to examine these issues by focusing on conflict processing...
July 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733533/similar-outcomes-after-haploidentical-transplantation-with-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-versus-hla-matched-transplantation-a-meta-analysis-of-case-control-studies
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Zhenyang Gu, Li Wang, Lei Yuan, Wenrong Huang, Meng Li, Lixun Guan, Qingyi Wang, Zhe Gao, Shasha Zhao, Lan Luo, Feiyan Wang, Nan Yang, Daihong Liu, Jon C Aster, Chunji Gao
BACKGROUND: Outcomes of haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplantation (haplo-HCT) with post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PT-Cy) have greatly improved. It remains unknown whether haplo-HCT with PT-Cy was associated with poor outcomes when compared with HLA-matched HCT. To address this issue, we performed a meta-analysis to compare outcomes of haplo-HCT with PT-Cy with those of HLA-matched HCT. METHODS: A systematic search for case-control studies were performed in PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728387/effects-of-environmental-enrichment-on-behaviour-physiology-and-performance-of-pigs-a-review
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Mbusiseni Vusumuzi Mkwanazi, Cyprial Ndumiso Ncobela, Arnold Tapera Kanengoni, Michael Chimonyo
The aim of this paper is to critically analyse and synthesise existing knowledge concerning the use of environmental enrichment and its effect on behaviour, physiology and performance of pigs housed in intensive production systems. The objective is also to provide clarity as to what constitute successful enrichment and recommend on when and how enrichment should be used. Environmental enrichment is usually understood as an attempt to improve animal welfare and to lesser extent, performance. Common enrichment objects used are straw bedding, suspended rope and wood shavings, toys, rubber tubing, coloured plastic keys, table tennis balls, chains and strings...
June 26, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716519/cost-effectiveness-of-simvastatin-plus-ezetimibe-for-cardiovascular-prevention-in-patients-with-a-history-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-analysis-of-results-of-the-improve-it-trial
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Ziyad S Almalki, Jeff Jianfei Guo, Abdullah Alahmari, Nawaf Alotaibi, Hilal Thaibah
BACKGROUND: Simvastatin plus ezetimibe reduced the risk of cardiovascular events in the IMProved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International (IMPROVE-IT) study. The aim of this study is to investigate the cost-effectiveness of adding ezetimibe to simvastatin treatment for patients with ACS based on the recently completed IMPROVE-IT trial. METHODS: We constructed a Markov state-transition model to evaluate the costs, quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), and incremental cost-effectiveness (ICER) associated with co-therapy compared with simvastatin alone from a health care perspective...
June 15, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716082/efficacy-of-hormonal-and-mental-treatments-with-mmpi-in-ftm-individuals-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-studies
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Hiroyuki Oda, Toshihiko Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Cross-sex hormone treatment (CSHT) is an important option for gender dysphoria (GD) individuals to improve the quality of life. However, in Japan, sex reassignment surgery (SRS) and CSHT for GD had been discontinued until 1998 (over 30 years). After resumption, the number of GD individuals wishing treatment rapidly increased. On the other hand, the number of medical institutions available for evaluation was limited. For this reason, hormonal treatment has been administered to GD individuals requiring the prompt start of CSHT in the absence of mental health assessment by specialists...
July 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712688/the-role-of-the-operating-room-in-medical-student-education-differing-perspectives-of-learners-and-educators
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Rebecca O'Neill, Michael Shapiro, Aziz Merchant
OBJECTIVE: The surgical clerkship is an integral part of third-year medical student education. The operating room (OR) is a heavily used setting, but it is unclear whether this setting is as effective as possible. To determine the role of the OR and potential improvements, it is necessary to analyze the perspectives of those involved, including surgeons, residents, and medical students. DESIGN: An electronic survey was distributed to the surgeons, surgical residents, and third-year medical students associated with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705310/subclinical-atherosclerosis-burden-by-3d%C3%A2-ultrasound-in-mid-life-the-pesa-study
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Beatriz López-Melgar, Leticia Fernández-Friera, Belén Oliva, José Manuel García-Ruiz, José Luis Peñalvo, Sandra Gómez-Talavera, Javier Sánchez-González, José María Mendiguren, Borja Ibáñez, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz, Javier Sanz, Valentín Fuster
BACKGROUND: Detection of subclinical atherosclerosis improves risk prediction beyond cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) and risk scores, but quantification of plaque burden may improve it further. Novel 3-dimensional vascular ultrasound (3DVUS) provides accurate volumetric quantification of plaque burden. OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluated associations between 3DVUS-based plaque burden and CVRFs and explored potential added value over simple plaque detection. METHODS: The authors included 3,860 (92...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701938/improving-eeg-based-emotion-classification-using-conditional-transfer-learning
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Yuan-Pin Lin, Tzyy-Ping Jung
To overcome the individual differences, an accurate electroencephalogram (EEG)-based emotion-classification system requires a considerable amount of ecological calibration data for each individual, which is labor-intensive and time-consuming. Transfer learning (TL) has drawn increasing attention in the field of EEG signal mining in recent years. The TL leverages existing data collected from other people to build a model for a new individual with little calibration data. However, brute-force transfer to an individual (i...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700016/primary-mitral-valve-regurgitation-outcome-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-1-year-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-echocardiographic-evaluation
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Thiago Marinho Florentino, David Le Bihan, Alexandre Antonio Cunha Abizaid, Alexandre Vianna Cedro, Amably Pessoa Corrêa, Alexandre Roginski Mendes Dos Santos, Alexandre Costa Souza, Tiago Costa Bignoto, José Eduardo Moraes Rego Sousa, Amanda Guerra de Moraes Rego Sousa
Background: Mitral valve regurgitation (MR), present in up to 74% of the patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), can be a negative prognostic factor when moderate or severe. The outcome of MR after percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and predictors associated with that outcome have not been well established in the literature. Objective: To assess the outcome of primary MR in patients submitted to TAVI and to identify associated factors...
July 10, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697570/adherence-to-clinical-practice-guidelines-during-dementia-work-up-in-a-real-world-setting-a-study-from-the-registry-of-dementias-of-girona
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Oriol Turró-Garriga, Laia Calvó-Perxas, Joan Vilalta-Franch, Marta Hernández-Ferrándiz, Margarita Flaqué, Marta Linares, Marta Cullell, Jordi Gich, Isabel Casas, Héctor Perkal, Josep Garre-Olmo
BACKGROUND: There are several position statements and clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for diagnosing dementia. OBJECTIVE: Our aims were to evaluate the adherence to CPG among specialists in the 7 memory clinics included in the Registry of Dementias of Girona (ReDeGi), and to compare the results between 2007-2011 and 2012-2015. We also determined the time and number of visits required to achieve a diagnosis, the supplementary tests ordered, and the drugs prescribed according to dementia subtypes...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695464/improving-adherence-to-treatment-and-reducing-economic-costs-of-hypertension-the-role-of-olmesartan-based-treatment
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Francesco Vittorio Costa
Poor adherence to antihypertensive treatment is the single most important factor of unsatisfactory blood pressure (BP) control. This review focuses on therapy-related factors affecting adherence and suggests how to improve it with a wise choice of treatment schedule. Complex drug treatment schemes, poor tolerability and drug substitutions are frequent causes of poor adherence which, in turn, causes insufficient BP control, greater incidence of cardiovascular events and, finally, higher global health costs...
July 10, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690556/sound-spectrum-influences-auditory-distance-perception-of-sound-sources-located-in-a-room-environment
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Ignacio Spiousas, Pablo E Etchemendy, Manuel C Eguia, Esteban R Calcagno, Ezequiel Abregú, Ramiro O Vergara
Previous studies on the effect of spectral content on auditory distance perception (ADP) focused on the physically measurable cues occurring either in the near field (low-pass filtering due to head diffraction) or when the sound travels distances >15 m (high-frequency energy losses due to air absorption). Here, we study how the spectrum of a sound arriving from a source located in a reverberant room at intermediate distances (1-6 m) influences the perception of the distance to the source. First, we conducted an ADP experiment using pure tones (the simplest possible spectrum) of frequencies 0...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689559/lactation-skills-workshop-a-collaboration-of-the-city-of-dallas-wic-and-local-hospitals
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Janice Ballou, Christine Wiseman, Linda Jackson, Reba Godfrey, Dani Cagle
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global endeavor of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund, is an evidence-based program identifying 10 interventions that when hospitals implement them, breastfeeding (BF) rates improve. It recognizes the powerful role that health care workers have in successful BF and the need for competent hands-on skills to support lactation. The City of Dallas, TX, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program collaborated with 3 urban hospitals and developed a training of practical techniques and information for staff to use while working with BF patients...
July 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686377/-airways-access-in-cannot-intubate-situation-cricothyrotomy
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Frédéric Heymans, Pavel Dulguerov
In case of impossible intubation /oxygenation because of an upper airways obstruction, a cricothyrotomy is indicated. It is a relative simple and safe procedure that may be life saving. A blade, a tube and one's index finger are the only tools needed. The procedure can be done anywhere and every physician should be able to perform it. Several devices have been developed to try to improve it's success rate ; on the contrary, they render the task more complicated and lead to double failure rates with associated lesions, as described in our comparative study...
October 5, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684839/how-did-we-do-an-investigation-into-the-suitability-of-patient-questionnaires-prems-and-proms-in-three-primary-care-oral-surgery-practices
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G Gerrard, R Jones, R J Hierons
Introduction With the expansion of oral surgery services into the primary care sector there is a need to monitor the quality of the care provided. The Guide for Commissioning Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine proposed a set of questions to be used as patient related experience and outcome measures (PREMs and PROMs).Aim The British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) primary care group (which includes the authors) were tasked by the Chief Dental Officer for England to test the suitability of these PREMs and PROMs...
July 7, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683361/-211-at-labeled-substance-p-5-11-as-potential-radiopharmaceutical-for-glioma-treatment
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Monika Lyczko, Marek Pruszynski, Agnieszka Majkowska-Pilip, Krzysztof Lyczko, Bogdan Was, Sylwia Meczynska-Wielgosz, Marcin Kruszewski, Katarzyna Szkliniarz, Jerzy Jastrzebski, Anna Stolarz, Aleksander Bilewicz
INTRODUCTION: The purposes of the present work were to label substance P (5-11) with (211)At using a rhodium(III) complex with a bifunctional ligand-2-(1,5,9,13-tetrathiacyclohexadecan-3-yloxy)acetic acid ([16aneS4]-COOH) and to assess the in vitro stability and toxicity of the obtained radiobioconjugate. METHODS: Two approaches were evaluated to obtain (131)I/(211)At-Rh[16aneS4]-SP5-11 radiobioconjugates, based on 2-step and 1-step syntheses. In the first method (131)I/(211)At-Rh[16aneS4]-COOH complexes were obtained that required further coupling to a biomolecule...
May 25, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681906/refractive-changes-induced-by-spherical-aberration-in-laser-correction-procedures-an-adaptive-optics-study
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Alfredo Amigó, Paula Martinez-Sorribes, Margarita Recuerda
PURPOSE: To study the effect on vision of induced negative and positive spherical aberration within the range of laser vision correction procedures. METHODS: In 10 eyes (mean age: 35.8 years) under cyclopegic conditions, spherical aberration values from -0.75 to +0.75 µm in 0.25-µm steps were induced by an adaptive optics system. Astigmatism and spherical refraction were corrected, whereas the other natural aberrations remained untouched. Visual acuity, depth of focus defined as the interval of vision for which the target was still perceived acceptable, contrast sensitivity, and change in spherical refraction associated with the variation in pupil diameter from 6 to 2...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681692/comparison-between-students-and-residents-on-determinants-of-willingness-to-separate-waste-and-waste-separation-behaviour-in-zhengzhou-china
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Xiaoping Dai, Yuping Han, Xiaohong Zhang, Wei Hu, Liangji Huang, Wenpei Duan, Siyi Li, Xiaolu Liu, Qian Wang
A better understanding of willingness to separate waste and waste separation behaviour can aid the design and improvement of waste management policies. Based on the intercept questionnaire survey data of undergraduate students and residents in Zhengzhou City of China, this article compared factors affecting the willingness and behaviour of students and residents to participate in waste separation using two binary logistic regression models. Improvement opportunities for waste separation were also discussed...
July 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670587/comparison-of-social-economic-and-familial-empowerment-in-married-women-in-three-cities-of-iran
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Masoumeh Simbar, Shiva Alizadeh, Mahboubeh Hajifoghaha, Fatemeh Dabiri
BACKGROUND: Women's empowerment was defined as their ability to achieve awareness and control their personal, social, economic and political forces aiming at taking measures in order to improve their lives. This study aimed to compare the empowerment of the married women in medical sciences university in social, economic and familial domains in three cities, IRAN. METHODS: This was a descriptive-analytical study conducted in 2016 on 399 married and employed women...
July 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
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