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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336087/dermatopontin-augments-angiogenesis-and-modulates-the-expression-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-and-integrin-alpha-3-beta-1-in-endothelial-cells
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Venkat Raghavan Krishnaswamy, Uma Maheshwari Balaguru, Suvro Chatterjee, Purna Sai Korrapati
Dermatopontin (DPT) is a matricellular protein with cardinal roles in cutaneous wound healing. The protein is also reported to be altered in various anomalies including cancer. The present study is aimed to unravel the role of DPT in angiogenesis which is imperative in many physiological and pathological processes. DPT's capabilities on promoting angiogenesis were assessed using various in vitro and ex vivo systems. The results indicated that DPT enhances cell motility and induces lamellipodia formation in endothelial cells...
March 11, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295492/association-between-occlusal-force-distribution-in-implant-overdenture-prostheses-and-residual-ridge-resorption
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Tameem Khuder, Norsiah Yunus, Eshamsul Sulaiman, Mohd Masood, Norliza Ibrahim, Taimur Khalid
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare residual ridge resorption (RRR) of anterior and posterior maxillary and mandibular edentulous ridges, in patients treated with mandibular implant overdentures (IOD) and compare with conventional complete dentures (CD), and to determine at each location, the association of RRR with the occlusal forces distribution and other patients' variables. METHODS: The anterior and posterior RRR of IOD (6 males, 17 females) and CD (12 males, 11 females) were determined using baseline and follow-up dental panaromic radiographs (DPT), (mean intervals 4±1...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289879/-predictability-of-residual-astigmatism-after-implantation-of-posterior-chamber-toric-lenses
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D Mies, T Klink, W Eisenbarth, L M Meyer
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to examine the predictability of residual astigmatism after cataract surgery and implantation of the posterior chamber aspheric toric lens TECNIS® ZCT, Abott Medical Optic (Ettlingen, Deutschland). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The retrospective study included a total of 88 patient eyes undergoing a cataract operation with a toric lens implantation between March 2014 and October 2015. The inclusion criteria were a regular astigmatism of at least 0...
March 13, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284828/self-control-predicts-attentional-bias-assessed-by-online-shopping-related-stroop-in-high-online-shopping-addiction-tendency-college-students
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Zhaocai Jiang, Xiuxin Zhao, Cancan Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationships of personality types (i.e., self-control, BAS/BIS) and online shopping addiction (OSA) behavior and to investigate whether high-OSA tendency individuals display attentional biases toward online shopping-related (OS-related) stimuli as well as the links between attentional bias and personality types. METHOD: The study included 98 college students divided into three groups (i.e., high-, medium- and low-OSA) according to their OSA behavior...
February 28, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276844/an-acute-interprofessional-simulation-experience-for-occupational-and-physical-therapy-students-key-findings-from-a-survey-study
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Erin M Thomas, Melinda F Rybski, Tonya L Apke, Deb A Kegelmeyer, Anne D Kloos
Due to the fast pace and high complexity of managing patients in intensive and acute care units (ICUs), healthcare students often feel challenged and unprepared to practice in this environment. Simulations and standardised patients provide "hands-on" learning experiences that are realistic and help students to gain competence and confidence. This study examined the impact of an intensive case simulation laboratory using a patient simulator and standardised patients on students' perceptions of their confidence and preparedness to work in acute care settings...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273686/the-impact-of-the-degree-of-aquifer-confinement-and-anisotropy-on-tidal-pulse-propagation
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Pin Shuai, Peter S K Knappett, Saddam Hossain, Alamgir Hosain, Kimberly Rhodes, Kazi Matin Ahmed, M Bayani Cardenas
Oceanic tidal fluctuations which propagate long distances up coastal rivers can be exploited to constrain hydraulic properties of riverbank aquifers. These estimates, however, may be sensitive to degree of aquifer confinement and aquifer anisotropy. We analyzed the hydraulic properties of a tidally influenced aquifer along the Meghna River in Bangladesh using: (1) slug tests combined with drilling logs and surface resistivity to estimate Transmissivity (T); (2) a pumping test to estimate T and Storativity (S) and thus Aquifer Diffusivity (DPT ); and (3) the observed reduction in the amplitude and velocity of a tidal pulse to calculate D using the Jacob-Ferris analytical solution...
March 8, 2017: Ground Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255593/measuring-clinical-decision-making-and-clinical-skills-in-dpt-students-across-a-curriculum-validating-a-new-survey-tool
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Tracy J Brudvig, Kelly Macauley, Noam Segal
BACKGROUND: Healthcare is a fast-paced, dynamic atmosphere. Clinical decision-making and clinical skills have been identified as necessary skills for autonomous practitioners in physical therapy. However, there are limited tools to measure these skills, which are cumbersome to implement and not validated. PURPOSE: To validate a survey tool across three cohorts of DPT students and one cohort of physical therapy interns. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, descriptive study...
2017: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255591/dpt-student-perceptions-of-the-physical-therapist-assistant-s-role-effect-of-collaborative-case-based-learning-compared-to-traditional-content-delivery-and-clinical-experience
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Yvonne M Colgrove, Lisa D VanHoose
INTRODUCTION: Doctor of physical therapy (DPT) student learning about role delineation of physical therapist assistants (PTAs) is essential to ethical and legal practice. METHODS: Survey assessment of three DPT student cohorts compared collaborative interprofessional case-based learning with PTA students to traditional curriculum delivery strategies. Control cohorts were assessed one time. The intervention group was assessed pre-intervention, immediately post-intervention, and after completing a full-time clinical experience...
2017: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252801/the-effects-of-priming-in-a-cued-dot-probe-task-on-appearance-related-attentional-biases-in-women
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Ben R Lane, Kate E Mulgrew, Doug Mahar, Melanie J White, Siobhan A Loughnan
The dot-probe task (DPT) is a reaction time measure of attentional bias. Research using this task has found inconsistent patterns of appearance-related attentional biases in women. This study examined the effects of a novel priming variation of the DPT, which incorporated additional cues into each trial of the task, on measurement of such biases. The study also examined associations between these biases and body image, a component of eating disorder symptomatology. A convenience sample of women from the general community (N = 103) completed body image measures online and attended a laboratory session to complete one of four DPTs: (1) an appearance-cued DPT containing images of thin-ideal models between each trial; (2) neutral-cued DPT containing images of forests; (3) time-delayed DPT controlling for time in place of an image; or (4) typical DPT containing only word stimuli...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250366/evaluation-of-team-based-learning%C3%A2-in-a-doctor-of-physical-therapy-curriculum
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Donald H Lein, John D Lowman, Christopher A Eidson, Hon K Yuen
Purpose: The purpose of this retrospective study is to evaluate students' academic outcomes after implementation of the Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) approach in patient/client management courses in an entry-level doctor of physical therapy (DPT) curriculum. Methods: The research design of this study involved comparing written and practical exam scores from DPT student cohorts taught with the traditional instructional methods (lecture-based) to those of students from subsequent cohorts taught using the TBL approach in two patient/client management courses: Basic Skills and Cardiopulmonary...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246492/the-effects-of-distraction-on-symptoms-during-drug-provocation-test
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Songul Cildag, Taskin Senturk, Gokhan Sargin
BACKGROUND: Some patients may have psychosomatic complaints due to their previous experiences during the drug hypersensitivity reaction. Worry about being hurt due to an administered drug is termed nocebo effect, which is the opposite of the placebo effect. In our study, we investigated the effect of distraction on symptoms during drug provocation test. METHODS: Our study included 112 patients who underwent DPTs for alternative purposes in our clinic. Previous hypersensitivity reactions of all the patients had objective signs...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226401/natural-evolution-in-patients-with-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-induced-urticaria-angioedema
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Inmaculada Doña, Esther Barrionuevo, María Salas, José Antonio Cornejo-García, James R Perkins, Gádor Bogas, Ana Prieto, María José Torres
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most frequent triggers of drug hypersensitivity with NSAIDs-induced urticaria/angioedema (NIUA) the most common phenotype. Loss of hypersensitivity has been reported for IgE-mediated reactions; however it has not been assessed in non-immunological reactions such as NIUA. We evaluated NSAID-hypersensitivity over time in NIUA patients. METHODS: Patients confirmed as NIUA by positive drug provocation test (DPT) with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) during 2005-2012 (V1) were included (n=38)...
February 22, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208264/scanning-electrochemical-microscopy-with-forced-convection-introduced-by-high-precision-stirring
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Christian Iffelsberger, Preety Vatsyayan, Frank-Michael Matysik
In the present report the well-known advantages of hydrodynamic mass transport in electrochemical systems are used in combination with scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM). The hydrodynamic SECM system integrates a high-precision stirring device into the experimental setup. The well-defined stirring of the SECM electrolyte results in steady state diffusion layer characteristics in the vicinity of large substrate electrodes operated in chronoamperometric measuring mode. For a range of rotation frequencies of a rotating cylinder the thickness and the stability of the diffusion layer was studied by hydrodynamic SECM in the substrate generation/tip collection (SG/TC) as well as in the competition mode using ferrocene methanol as redox mediator...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195718/improvement-of-methane-framework-interaction-by-controlling-pore-size-and-functionality-of-pillared-mofs
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Sayed Ali Akbar Razavi, Mohammad Yaser Masoomi, Timur Islamoglu, Ali Morsali, Yan Xu, Joseph T Hupp, Omar K Farha, Jun Wang, Peter C Junk
The rational design of functionalized porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for gas adsorption applications has been applied using three spacer ligands H2DPT (3,6-di(pyridin-4-yl)-1,4-dihydro-1,2,4,5-tetrazine), DPT (3,6-di(pyridin-4-yl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine), and BPDH (2,5-bis(4-pyridyl)-3,4-diaza-2,4-hexadiene) to synthesize TMU-34, [Zn(OBA)(H2DPT)0.5]n·DMF, TMU-34(-2H), [Zn(OBA)(DPT)0.5]n·DMF, and TMU-5, [Zn(OBA)(BPDH)0.5]n·1.5DMF, respectively. By controlling the pore size and chemical functionality of these three MOFs, we can improve the interactions between CO2 and especially CH4 with the frameworks...
February 14, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192841/6-year-results-of-cnv-secondary-to-pathological-myopia-treated-with-ranibizumab
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L Hefner, H Gerding
Background The current standard treatment of choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) secondary to pathological myopia (PM) is intravitreal injection of VEGF antagonists. We now present our 6-year results after treating patients with CNV secondary to PM with ranibizumab. Patients and Methods We retrospectively analysed 15 treatment-naive eyes of 13 patients (10 women, 3 men, mean age 59.2; standard deviation (SD) 11.1; range 41-78 years) with visual impairment related to CNV secondary to PM, who were treated with at least 1 injection of ranibizumab...
February 13, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191546/customized-care-an-intervention-to-improve-communication-and-health-outcomes-in-multimorbidity
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Marsha N Wittink, Sule Yilmaz, Patrick Walsh, Ben Chapman, Paul Duberstein
INTRODUCTION: Many primary care patients with multimorbidity (two or more chronic conditions) and depression or anxiety have day-to-day challenges that affect health outcomes, such as having financial or housing concerns, or dealing with social or emotional stressors. Yet, primary care providers (PCPs) are often unaware of patients' daily challenges coping with chronic disease. We developed Customized Care, an intervention, to address the barriers to effective communication about patient's day-to-day challenges...
December 15, 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182410/luminescent-cyclometalated-platinum-complexes-with-%C3%AF-bonded-catecholate-organometallic-ligands
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Jamal Moussa, Aruny Loch, Lise-Marie Chamoreau, Alessandra Degli Esposti, Elisa Bandini, Andrea Barbieri, Hani Amouri
A series of cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes of the type [(ppy)Pt(LM)](n+) (n = 0, 1) with π-bonded catecholates acting as organometallic ligands (LM) have been prepared and characterized by analytical techniques. In addition, the structures of two complexes of the series were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The packing shows the formation of a 1D supramolecular assembly generated by dPt-πCp* interactions among individual units. All complexes are luminescent in the solid state and in solution media...
February 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122382/auditory-processing-in-children-with-migraine-a-controlled-study
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Larissa Mendonça Agessi, Thaís Rodrigues Villa, Deusvenir de Souza Carvalho, Liliane Desgualdo Pereira
Background This study aimed to investigate central auditory processing performance in children with migraine and compared with controls without headache. Methods Twenty-eight children of both sexes, aged between 8 and 12 years, diagnosed with migraine with and without aura, and a control group of the same age range and with no headache history, were included. Gaps-in-noise (GIN), duration pattern test (DPT), synthetic sentence identification (SSI) test, and nonverbal dichotic test (NVDT) were used to assess central auditory processing performance...
April 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120698/short-course-daptomycin-lock-and-systemic-therapy-for-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-cancer-patients-with-surgically-implanted-devices
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Matteo Vassallo, Pierre-Luc Genillier, Brigitte Dunais, Regis Kaphan, Laurence Saudes, Yannick Duval, Fabien Rolland, Valerie Jullien, Nicolas Weiss, Elea Blanchouin, Annick Boscagli, Christophe Perrin, Nathalie Montagne
PURPOSE: Few in vivo studies have been reported describing efficacy and duration of antibiotic lock therapy (ALT) with daptomycin (DPT) for long-term catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) due to coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS). We retrospectively analysed the efficacy of short-course ALT with DPT in combination with systemic treatment (ST) for CoNS-associated CRBSI in our hospital. METHODS: Patients admitted for CoNS-associated CRBSI and treated with DPT as ALT and ST were retrospectively analysed...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057194/budget-impact-of-polio-immunization-strategy-for-india-introduction-of-one-dose-of-inactivated-poliomyelitis-vaccine-and-reductions-in-supplemental-polio-immunization
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M M Khan, S Sharma, B Tripathi, F P Alvarez
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a budget impact analysis (BIA) of introducing the immunization recommendations of India Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) for the years 2015-2017. The recommendations include introduction of one inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (IPV) dose in the regular child immunization programme along with reductions in oral polio vaccine (OPV) doses in supplemental programmes. STUDY DESIGN: This is a national level analysis of budget impact of new polio immunization recommendations...
January 2017: Public Health
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