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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806370/will-veterans-answer-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-questions
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Mollie A Ruben, John R Blosnich, Melissa E Dichter, Lorry Luscri, Jillian C Shipherd
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Health Administration does not routinely collect and document sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data, despite existing health disparities among sexual and gender minority Veterans. Because of the legacy of previous Department of Defense (DoD) policies that prohibited disclosure of sexual or gender minority identities among active duty personnel, Veterans may be reluctant to respond to SOGI questions. OBJECTIVES: This population-based study assesses item nonresponse to SOGI questions by Veteran status...
September 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806125/changing-avatars-changing-selves-the-influence-of-social-and-contextual-expectations-on-digital-rendition-of-identity
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Stefano Triberti, Ilaria Durosini, Filippo Aschieri, Daniela Villani, Giuseppe Riva
Avatar creation is an interesting topic for both video game and social network studies. Research has shown that the creation of avatars is influenced by individual, contextual, and cultural features. Avatars are used to represent aspects of users' personality, but multiple avatars are used in different virtual contexts, as self-presentation strategies may vary according to the different "audiences" to be met online (say: friends, or strangers). Moreover, avatar creation is also influenced by cultural variables, such as gender, as avatars embody stereotypical aspects of being a woman or a man...
August 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805149/contestation-instrumental-resistance-and-strategic-conformation-within-the-diagnostic-process-of-gender-dysphoria-in-portugal
#3
Ana Patrícia Hilário
This article aims to provide insights into the ways in which trans people (i.e. those whose gender identity or expression do not align with their assigned sex at birth) in Portugal make sense of the diagnosis of gender dysphoria. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with 10 trans men and 9 trans women carried out by the TRANSRIGHTS team, we identified three major themes: (a) contestation of gender dysphoria as a (mental) illness, (b) instrumental resistance to complete demedicalisation of gender dysphoria and (c) strategic conformation to gender essentialism within the diagnostic process of gender dysphoria...
September 2017: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805122/the-inear-programme-an-existential-positive-psychology-intervention-for-resilience-and-emotional-wellbeing
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Aneta D Tunariu, Rachel Tribe, Dan Frings, Ian P Albery
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new psychological intervention, the iNEAR, which is a resilience and wellbeing programme consisting of a classroom based set of activities designed to facilitate the formation of positive identities through the acquisition of skills for growth and personal flourishing. Three hundred and fifty-four young people aged 11 and 12, matched for age and gender, were randomly allocated to the intervention (84 girls; 80 boys) and control conditions (93 girls; 96 boys)...
August 2017: International Review of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803247/potential-gender-related-aging-processes-occur-earlier-and-faster-in-the-vermis-of-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-an-mri-study
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Marta Serati, Giuseppe Delvecchio, Giulia Orsenigo, Cinzia Perlini, Marco Barillari, Mirella Ruggeri, Alfredo Carlo Altamura, Marcella Bellani, Paolo Brambilla
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, there has been increasing interest in investigating the role of the vermis in bipolar disorder (BD), especially because of its involvement in cognitive processes. The main aims of this study were to explore the integrity of the vermis and elucidate the role of demographic and clinical variables on vermis volumes in BD patients, stratified according to gender. METHODS: T1-weighted images were obtained for 38 BD patients and 38 healthy controls using a 1...
August 12, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803241/gender-specific-aspects-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-undergoing-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
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Doris Posch, Werner Rabitsch, Philipp Wohlfarth, Michael Leiner, Edit Porpaczy, Johannes Drach, Markus Raderer, Wolfgang Lamm
OBJECTIVE: Limited data exist on gender-specific aspects in hematologic malignancies and have been obtained mostly in non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The objective of this study was to investigate gender-specific aspects in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). METHODS: A retrospective data analysis of 191 patients with MM who underwent ASCT was performed. Data collected from clinical records included age, sex, stage, induction therapy, outcome of induction, kind of stem cell mobilization, response to induction therapy and ASCT, cytogenetic aberrations, progression-free survival, and overall survival...
August 12, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803219/revealing-the-mechanisms-of-human-face-perception-using-dynamic-apertures
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Jennifer Murphy, Richard Cook
Faces are notoriously hard to perceive when turned upside-down. It is often claimed that perceptual decrements reflect a qualitative switch from parallel whole-face processing, to a serial analysis of individual features. To test this view, we examined observers' ability to categorize faces presented in their entirety, or viewed through a dynamic aperture that moved incrementally across the facial image. Exposing faces region-by-region disrupts holistic processing, but permits serial analysis of local features...
August 10, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801398/hiv-prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-hiv-infection-among-transgender-women-in-cambodia-results-from-a-national-integrated-biological-and-behavioral-survey
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Srean Chhim, Chanrith Ngin, Pheak Chhoun, Sovannary Tuot, Cheaty Ly, Phalkun Mun, Khondyla Pal, John Macom, Jean-Philippe Dousset, Gitau Mburu, Siyan Yi
OBJECTIVE: To examine factors associated with HIV infection among transgender women in Cambodia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: HIV high-burden sites including the capital city and 12 provinces. PARTICIPANTS: This study included 1375 sexually active transgender women with a mean age of 25.9 years (SD 7.1), recruited by using respondent-driven sampling for structured questionnaire interviews and rapid finger-prick HIV testing...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800502/spotlight-on-equality-of-employment-opportunities-a-qualitative-study-of-job-seeking-experiences-of-graduating-nurses-and-physiotherapists-from-black-and-minority-ethnic-backgrounds
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John Hammond, Sylvie Marshall-Lucette, Nigel Davies, Fiona Ross, Ruth Harris
BACKGROUND: There is growing attention in the UK and internationally to the representation of black and minority ethnic groups in healthcare education and the workplace. Although the NHS workforce is very diverse, ethnic minorities are unevenly spread across occupations, and considerably underrepresented in senior positions. Previous research has highlighted that this inequality also exists at junior levels with newly qualified nurses from non-White/British ethnic groups being less likely to get a job at graduation than their White/British colleagues...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795828/trans-and-gender-nonconforming-children-and-their-caregivers-gender-presentations-peer-relations-and-well-being-at-baseline
#10
Katherine A Kuvalanka, Judith L Weiner, Cat Munroe, Abbie E Goldberg, Molly Gardner
This study, involving a community-based sample of 45 predominantly white primary caregivers of 45 trans and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) children between 6 and 12 years of age, provides descriptive data on children's gender presentations, peer relations, and well-being. Most (n = 31; 69%) of the children were cross-gender identified (CGI). That is, 17 of 28 children assigned male at birth explicitly and consistently identified as girls, and 14 of 17 children assigned female at birth explicitly and consistently identified as boys...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793389/lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-parents-experiences-of-nurses-attitudes-in-child-health-care-a-qualitative-study
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Anna-Eva Andersen, Catherine Moberg, Anita Bengtsson Tops, Pernilla Garmy
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe lesbian, gay and bisexual parents' experiences of nurses' attitudes in child health care. BACKGROUND: Lesbian, gay and bisexual people are often reluctant to disclose their gender identity for fear of discrimination. This fear may lead to avoidance of healthcare for themselves or their children and may negatively affect families' health and well-being. DESIGN: A qualitative inductive design was employed. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 lesbian, gay or bisexual parents (11 mothers and 3 fathers) with child health care experiences in southern Sweden...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790394/interocularly-merged-face-percepts-eliminate-binocular-rivalry
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P Christiaan Klink, Daphne Boucherie, Damiaan Denys, Pieter R Roelfsema, Matthew W Self
Faces are important visual objects for humans and other social animals. A complex network of specialized brain areas is involved in the recognition and interpretation of faces. This network needs to strike a balance between being sensitive enough to distinguish between different faces with similar features, and being tolerant of low-level visual changes so that a given face is stably perceived as a particular individual. Such stability may require feedback from higher brain regions down to the level where details are represented...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782696/heritability-in-a-scn5a-mutation-founder-population-with-increased-female-susceptibility-to-non-nocturnal-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-and-sudden-cardiac-death
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Rachel M A Ter Bekke, Aaron Isaacs, Andrei Barysenka, Marije B Hoos, Jan D H Jongbloed, Jan C A Hoorntje, Alfons S M Patelski, Apollonia T J M Helderman-van den Enden, Arthur van den Wijngaard, Monika Stoll, Paul G A Volders
BACKGROUND: Heritable cardiac sodium-channel dysfunction is associated with various arrhythmia syndromes, some predisposing to ventricular fibrillation. Phenotypic diversity among carriers of identical-by-descent mutations is often remarkable, suggesting influences of genetic modifiers. OBJECTIVE: We identified a unique SCN5A-mutation founder population with mixed clinical phenotypes and sudden cardiac death, and investigated the heritability of electromechanical traits besides the SCN5A-mutation effect...
August 3, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780083/alpha-subunit-in-clinically-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-an-immunohistochemical-study
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Michael Solarski, Fabio Rotondo, Luis V Syro, Michael D Cusimano, Kalman Kovacs
Pituitary adenomas may be classified as either functioning or non-functioning, depending on whether excess hormone secretion can be clinically identified. Of the six hormones produced in the anterior pituitary, TSH, FSH and LH are known as glycoproteins and contain two subunits (α and β). While α-subunit is identical within all of them, each β-subunit is unique and biologically specific. Independently, the α- and β-subunits are inactive and only induce a hormonal response when they are non-covalently associated...
July 16, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776408/long-term-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-study-of-low-level-laser-therapy-before-exercises-in-knee-osteoarthritis-laser-and-exercises-in-knee-osteoarthritis
#15
Patrícia Pereira Alfredo, Jan Magnus Bjordal, Washington Steagall Junior, Rodrigo Álvaro Brandão Lopes Martins, Martin B Stausholm, Raquel Aparecida Casarotto, Amélia Pasqual Marques, Jon Joensen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the long-term effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT), in combination with strengthening exercises in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. DESIGN: Follow-up results at three and six months in a previously published randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: Specialist Rehabilitation Services. SUBJECTS: Forty participants of both genders, aged 50-75 years with knee osteoarthritis grade 2-4 on Kellgren-Lawrence scale...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775379/tia1-is-a-gender-specific-disease-modifier-of-a-mild-mouse-model-of-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Matthew D Howell, Eric W Ottesen, Natalia N Singh, Rachel L Anderson, Joonbae Seo, Senthilkumar Sivanesan, Elizabeth M Whitley, Ravindra N Singh
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is caused by deletions or mutations of Survival Motor Neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. The nearly identical SMN2 cannot compensate for SMN1 loss due to exon 7 skipping. The allele C (C (+/+)) mouse recapitulates a mild SMA-like phenotype and offers an ideal system to monitor the role of disease-modifying factors over a long time. T-cell-restricted intracellular antigen 1 (TIA1) regulates SMN exon 7 splicing. TIA1 is reported to be downregulated in obese patients, although it is not known if the effect is gender-specific...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767961/-use-of-industrial-liquid-silicone-to-transform-the-body-prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-its-use-among-transvestites-and-transsexual-women-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
#17
Thiago Pestana Pinto, Flavia do Bonsucesso Teixeira, Claudia Renata Dos Santos Barros, Ricardo Barbosa Martins, Gustavo Santa Roza Saggese, Daniel Dutra de Barros, Maria Amelia de Sousa Mascena Veras
This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of use of industrial liquid silicone (ILS) among transvestite persons and transsexual women and identify associated factors. This was a cross-sectional study in seven municipalities in São Paulo State, Brazil, with data collected in 2014 and 2015 in a sample of 576 individuals. Analysis of the associated factors used a Poisson model with robust variance to estimate the crude and adjusted prevalence ratios. Prevalence of use of ILS was 49%, mean age at first injection of ILS was 22 (± 5...
July 27, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767493/transgender-and-gender-nonconforming-patient-experiences-at-a-family-medicine-clinic
#18
Amanda Hinrichs, Carrie Link, Lea Seaquist, Peek Ehlinger, Stephanie Aldrin, Rebekah Pratt
PURPOSE: Transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) patients have a wide array of often negative experiences when accessing health care, and may encounter insensitive or subcompetent care; thus, the authors conducted a qualitative study with patients at one family medicine residency clinic to assess how primary care clinics can improve care for TGNC patients. METHOD: In 2015, the authors held three separate focus groups at Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota...
August 1, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766471/why-is-terrorism-a-man-s-business
#19
Anne Maria Möller-Leimkühler
Terrorism, whether it is group-related or performed as lone actor terrorism, is a predominantly male phenomenon. Generally and throughout history, young males have been the main protagonists of criminal and political violence. This article aims to contribute, from different perspecives, to the question of what makes young men violent. These include neurobiological aspects, such as sex differences in the brain that predispose males to physical aggression and violence; gender role aspects, with regard to aggression and violence being basic components for demonstrating and reconstructing masculinity; demographic aspects of male youth bulges as potential breeding grounds for terrorism; aspects of group dynamics and identity fusion in the process of radicalization; and psychosocial characteristics of lone actor terrorists, which differ from group-related terrorists...
August 2, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764298/index-ring-finger-ratio-hand-and-foot-index-gender-estimation-tools
#20
Sonia Gupta, Vineeta Gupta, Nutan Tyagi, Ettishree, Sinthia Bhagat, Mohit Dadu, Nishita Anthwal, Tahira Ashraf
INTRODUCTION: Gender estimation from dismembered human body parts and skeletal remains in cases of mass disasters, explosions, and assaults cases is an imperative element of any medico-legal investigations and has been a major challenge for forensic scientists. AIM: The aim of the present study was to estimate the gender by using index and ring finger length ratio, hand and foot index along with the correlation of both the hand and foot index to determine the vital role of all the indices in establishing gender identity...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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