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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161631/perceived-epilepsy-stigma-mediates-relationships-between-personality-and-social-well-being-in-a-diverse-epilepsy-population
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Seth A Margolis, Luba Nakhutina, Sarah G Schaffer, Arthur C Grant, Jeffrey S Gonzalez
INTRODUCTION: Perceived epilepsy stigma and reduced social well-being are prevalent sources of distress in people with epilepsy (PWE). Yet, research on patient-level correlates of these difficulties is lacking, especially among underserved groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Racially/ethnically diverse adults with intractable seizures (N=60, 62% female; 79% Black, 20% Hispanic/Latino, 8% White) completed validated measures of personality (NEO Five Factor Inventory, NEO-FFI-3), perceived epilepsy stigma (Epilepsy Stigma Scale, ESS), and quality of life (Quality of Life Inventory in Epilepsy, QOLIE-89)...
November 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161375/health-system-factors-affecting-implementation-of-integrated-management-of-childhood-illness-imci-qualitative-insights-from-a-south-african-province
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Himani Pandya, Wiedaad Slemming, Haroon Saloojee
The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy has been adopted by 102 countries including South Africa, as the preferred primary health care (PHC) delivery strategy for sick children under 5 years. Despite substantial investment to support IMCI in South Africa, its delivery remains sub-optimal, with varied implementation in different settings. There is scarce research globally, and in the local context, examining the effects of health system characteristics on IMCI implementation. This study explored key determinants of IMCI delivery in a South African province, with a specific focus on health system building blocks using a health system dynamics framework...
November 17, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161337/age-at-diagnosis-and-prostate-cancer-treatment-and-prognosis-a-population-based-cohort-study
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A Pettersson, D Robinson, H Garmo, L Holmberg, P Stattin
Background: Old age at prostate cancer diagnosis has been associated with poor prognosis in several studies. We aimed to investigate the association between age at diagnosis and prognosis, and if it is independent of tumor characteristics, primary treatment, year of diagnosis, mode of detection and comorbidity. Patients and methods: We conducted a nation-wide cohort study including 121,392 Swedish men aged 55-95 years in Prostate Cancer data Base Sweden (PCBaSe) 3...
November 17, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160912/low-sensitivity-and-frequent-cross-reactions-in-commercially-available-antibody-detection-elisa-assays-for-taenia-solium-cysticercosis
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Hector H Garcia, Yesenia Castillo, Isidro Gonzales, Javier A Bustos, Herbert Saavedra, Louis Jacob, Oscar H Del Brutto, Patricia P Wilkins, Armando E Gonzalez, Robert H Gilman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of two commercially available ELISA kits, Novalisa(®) and Ridascreen(®) , for the detection of antibodies to Taenia solium, compared to serological diagnosis of neurocysticercosis (NCC) by LLGP-EITB (electro immunotransfer blot assay using lentil-lectin purified glycoprotein antigens). METHODS: Archive serum samples from patients with viable NCC (n=45) or resolved, calcified NCC (n=45), as well as sera from patients with other cestode parasites (hymenolepiasis, n=45, and cystic hydatid disease, n=45), were evaluated for cysticercosis antibody detection using two ELISA kits, Novalisa(®) and Ridascreen(®) ...
November 21, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160648/-infection-by-the-epstein-barr-virus-between-the-years-2006-2015-in-the-health-area-of-santiago-de-compostela-relationship-with-age-and-sex
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R Trastoy Pena, J J Costa Alcalde, J Rodríguez Calviño, D Navarro de la Cruz, G Barbeito Castiñeiras, A Aguilera Guirao
OBJECTIVE: In Spain, the age and sex to which the primary infection by EBV is produced is poorly studied. The objective of this work is to know its relation with the presence of the primary infection by EBV between the years 2006 and 2015 in our health area. METHODS: From the Santiago de Compostela health area between 2006 and 2015, 578 patients with serological patterns of EBV primoinfection were selected. This patients presented serological results of IgM-VCA positive, IgG-VCA positive and EBNA negative...
November 21, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159848/speech-deterioration-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-after-manifestation-of-bulbar-symptoms
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Tanja Makkonen, Hanna Ruottinen, Riitta Puhto, Mika Helminen, Johanna Palmio
BACKGROUND: The symptoms and their progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are typically studied after the diagnosis has been confirmed. However, many people with ALS already have severe dysarthria and loss of adequate speech at the time of diagnosis. Speech-and-language therapy interventions should be targeted timely based on communicative need in ALS. AIMS: To investigate how long natural speech will remain functional and to identify the changes in the speech of persons with ALS...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159692/germacrone-and-sesquiterpene-enriched-extracts-from%C3%A2-curcuma-aeruginosa-roxb-increase-skin-penetration-of-minoxidil-a-hair-growth-promoter
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Jukkarin Srivilai, Neti Waranuch, Anothai Tangsumranjit, Nantaka Khorana, Kornkanok Ingkaninan
Minoxidil is approved for topical treatment of androgenic alopecia but hampered by poor cutaneous absorption. Recently, the randomized control trial showed that hair loss treatment of minoxidil was improved by co-application of the anti-androgen, Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb. extract. Here, we aimed to show that the apparent synergism arises from improved cutaneous penetration of minoxidil by bioactive compound, germacrone or C. aeruginosa (as an n-hexane extract, or essential oil). The partition coefficient of germacrone was determined by HPLC...
November 20, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159602/competitive-advantage-of-mba-for-physician-executives-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Anthony D Turner, Stanislaw P Stawicki, Weidun Alan Guo
In response to systemic challenges facing the US healthcare system, many medical students, residents and practicing physicians are pursuing a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. The value of such proposition remains poorly defined. The aim of this review is to analyze current literature pertaining to the added value of MBA training for physician executives (PEs). We hypothesized that physicians who supplement their clinical expertise with business education gain a significant competitive advantage...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159054/delayed-access-to-bilateral-input-alters-cortical-organization-in-children-with-asymmetric-hearing
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Melissa Jane Polonenko, Blake Croll Papsin, Karen Ann Gordon
Bilateral hearing in early development protects auditory cortices from reorganizing to prefer the better ear. Yet, such protection could be disrupted by mismatched bilateral input in children with asymmetric hearing who require electric stimulation of the auditory nerve from a cochlear implant in their deaf ear and amplified acoustic sound from a hearing aid in their better ear (bimodal hearing). Cortical responses to bimodal stimulation were measured by electroencephalography in 34 bimodal users and 16 age-matched peers with normal hearing, and compared with the same measures previously reported for 28 age-matched bilateral implant users...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158958/the-functional-movement-screen-fms%C3%A2-in-elite-young-soccer-players-between-14-and-20-years-composite-score-individual-test-scores-and-asymmetries
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Vanessa Bernardes Marques, Thales Menezes Medeiros, Felipe de Souza Stigger, Fábio Yuzo Nakamura, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
Background: The Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) is a widely used seven-test battery used by practitioners working in sport medicine. The FMS™ composite score (sum of seven tests) in soccer athletes from different competitive levels has been well explored in literature, but the specific movement deficits presented by young high competitive level players remains unclear. Purpose: The aim of the present study was to provide a detailed description of the performance of elite young soccer players (age 14-20 years) on the FMS™ testing battery...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158723/the-usefulness-of-traditional-birth-attendants-to-women-living-with-hiv-in-resource-poor-settings-the-case-of-mfuwe-zambia
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Choolwe Muzyamba, Wim Groot, Sonila M Tomini, Milena Pavlova
Background: Although there is increased attention on the role of trained traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in maternal care, most of the research has mainly focused on providing evidence of the relevance of trained TBAs to women in general without a specific focus on women who are HIV positive, despite them being most vulnerable. Therefore, the aim of this study is to fill this gap by assessing the relevance of trained TBAs to women living with HIV in resource-poor settings by using Zambia as a case study...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158317/an-apoptosis-driven-onco-regenerative-niche-roles-of-tumour-associated-macrophages-and-extracellular-vesicles
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REVIEW
Christopher D Gregory, Margaret Paterson
The cell-death programme, apoptosis, is well established as a tumour suppressor mechanism. Paradoxically, high levels of apoptosis in tumours are closely coupled with poor prognosis. Indeed, where it has been studied, cell loss is a striking feature of high-grade cancers, illustrating the importance of considering malignant disease as an imbalance between cell gain and cell loss that favours cell gain rather than as a unidirectional disorder of cell gain alone. In addition to orchestrating cell loss, apoptosis can signal regenerative responses-for example compensatory proliferation-in neighbouring cells...
January 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157155/work-environment-and-occupational-risk-assessment-for-small-animal-portuguese-veterinary-activities
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Angela C Macedo, Vânia T Mota, João M Tavares, Osvaldo L Machado, Francisco X Malcata, Marinela P Cristo, Olga N Mayan
The professional work of small animal veterinary staff encompasses a wide diversity of demanding tasks. This has prompted a number of studies covering physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic or psychological hazards, as well as their health effects upon veterinary workers. However, such results were obtained from self-reported surveys (via paper or online). This study reports the identification of potential hazards and provides a risk assessment of 15 veterinary clinics based on data from walk-through surveys, interviews with workers, and quantification of indoor air quality parameters including concentration of volatile organic compounds (total, isoflurane and glutaraldehyde)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157012/shift-work-and-sleep-disorder-comorbidity-tend-to-go-hand-in-hand
#14
Gerard A Kerkhof
Taking into consideration that shift work has a wide-ranging impact on circadian and sleep functioning, it seems likely that shift work increases the risk of a general sleep disturbance, spread out over a multitude of comorbid sleep disorders. The aim of the present study is to analyze and present the sleep disorder data of 250 shift workers and 971 permanent day workers, taken from a nationally representative sample. Additional data concerning duration, timing, and quality of sleep, daytime functioning and social/family variables were added to the analyses...
November 20, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156885/synthesis-of-polyflourinated-biphenyls-pushing-the-boundaries-of-suzuki-miyaura-cross-coupling-with-electron-poor-substrates
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David Bulfield, Stefan M Huber
Polyfluorinated biphenyls are interesting and promising substrates for many different applications. Unfortunately, all current methods for the syntheses of these compounds only work for a hand full of molecules or only in very special cases. Thus, many of these compounds are still inaccessible to date. Here we report a general strategy for the synthesis of a wide range of highly fluorinated biphenyls. In our studies we investigated crucial parameters such as different phos-phine ligands and the influence of various nucleophiles and electrophiles with different degrees of fluorination...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156690/abnormal-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-associated-with-rapid-eye-movement-in-chronic-primary-insomnia-patients
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Qian Ran, Jia Chen, Chuan Li, Li Wen, Faguo Yue, Tongsheng Shu, Jianxun Mi, Guangxian Wang, Lei Zhang, Dong Gao, Dong Zhang
Purpose: Chronic primary insomnia (CPI) is the most prevalent sleep disorder worldwide. CPI manifests as difficulties in sleep onset, maintaining sleep, prolonged sleep latency, and daytime impairment and is often accompanied by cognitive problems such as poor academic performance, poor attention, and decreased memory. The most popular explanation of insomnia is hyperarousal or increased activities of neurons. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep detected by polysomnography (PSG) exhibits a positive relationship with brain homeostasis and can be helpful for optimally preparing an organism for emotional and social function...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156248/the-symbolic-violence-of-outbreak-a-mixed-methods-quasi-experimental-impact-evaluation-of-social-protection-on-ebola-survivor-wellbeing
#17
Eugene T Richardson, J Daniel Kelly, Osman Sesay, Michael D Drasher, Ishaan K Desai, Raphael Frankfurter, Paul E Farmer, Mohamed Bailor Barrie
Despite over 28,000 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the 2013-16 outbreak in West Africa, we are only beginning to trace the complex biosocial processes that have promoted its spread. Important questions remain, including the effects on survivors of clinical sequelae, loss of family and livelihood, and other psychological and social trauma. Another poorly understood question is what effect social protection and job creation programs have had on survivors' wellbeing. Several clinical and social protection programs have been developed to respond to the needs of EVD survivors; however, little in the way of impact evaluation has taken place...
November 11, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155994/work-productivity-in-systemic-sclerosis-its-economic-burden-and-association-with-health-related-quality-of-life
#18
Kathleen Morrisroe, Vijaya Sudararajan, Wendy Stevens, Joanne Sahhar, Jane Zochling, Janet Roddy, Susanna Proudman, Mandana Nikpour
Objective: To evaluate work productivity and its economic burden in SSc patients. Methods: Consecutive SSc patients enrolled in the Australian Scleroderma Cohort Study were mailed questionnaires assessing employment (Workers' Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire and a custom-made questionnaire) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) (36-item Short Form Health Survey and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System 29). Linear regression methods were used to determine factors associated with work productivity...
October 9, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155948/predictors-of-fatigue-and-work-ability-in-cancer-survivors
#19
P van Muijen, S F A Duijts, K Bonefaas-Groenewoud, A J van der Beek, J R Anema
Background: Workers diagnosed with cancer are at risk for job loss or work disability. Aims: To determine predictors of fatigue and work ability at 36 months after diagnosis in a population of cancer survivors. Methods: Individuals diagnosed with cancer and who applied for work disability benefit at 24 months of sick leave were surveyed at the time of application and again 12 months later. Fatigue was measured using the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness-Fatigue scale questionnaire and work ability was measured using the work ability index...
November 16, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155572/boosting-hot-electrons-in-hetero-superstructures-for-plasmon-enhanced-catalysis
#20
Jun Guo, Yin Zhang, Lin Shi, Yanfei Zhu, Megersa Feyissa Mideksa, Ke Hou, Wenshi Zhao, Dawei Wang, Meiting Zhao, Xiaofei Zhang, Jiawei Lv, Jianqi Zhang, Xiaoli Wang, Zhiyong Tang
Hetero-nanostructures featured with both strong plasmon absorption and high catalytic activity are believed to be ideal platforms to realize efficient light-driven catalysis. However, in reality it remains great challenge to acquire high performance catalysis in such hetero-nanostructures due to poor generation and transfer of plamson-induced hot electrons. In this report, we demonstrate that Au nanorod@Pd superstructures (Au@Pd SSs), where the ordered Pd nanoarrays are precisely grown on Au nanorod surfaces via solution-based seed-mediated approach, would be an excellent solution for this challenge...
November 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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