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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639529/circular-external-fixation-and-cemented-pmma-spacers-for-the-treatment-of-complex-tibial-fractures-and-infected-nonunions-with-segmental-bone-loss
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Andries H van Niekerk, Franz F Birkholtz, Phillip de Lange, Kevin Tetsworth, Erik Hohmann
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome of combined circular external fixation and cemented polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) spacer application between a cohort of patients with grade 3 open fractures and infected tibial nonunions and concomitant segmental bone loss. METHODS: The study was designed as a retrospective cohort study. All patients who were treated for complex tibial fractures or infected nonunions with segmental bone loss between 2009 and 2013 were included if they were aged between 16 years and 60 years, sustained acute traumatic grade 3 open tibial fractures, presented with infected nonunion, and were followed up for a minimum of 12 months...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625660/task-related-and-resting-state-fmri-identify-distinct-networks-which-preferentially-support-remembering-the-past-and-imagining-the-future
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Adrian W Gilmore, Steven M Nelson, Hung-Yu Chen, Kathleen B McDermott
The relation between episodic memory and episodic future thought (EFT) remains an active target of research. A growing literature suggests that similar cognitive processes and neural substrates tend to support these acts. However, direct comparisons of whole-brain activity reveal clear differences, with numerous regions more active when engaging in EFT than when remembering, and a smaller collection of regions displaying the opposite pattern of activity. Although various network labels have been applied to prior neuroimaging results, to date no formal resting-state functional connectivity analysis has been conducted...
June 15, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601115/modeling-change-in-project-duration-and-completion-scheduling-dynamics-of-nasa-s-exploration-flight-test-1-eft-1-activities
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Travis J Wiltshire, Jonathan E Butner, Zachary Pirtle
In complex work domains and organizations, understanding schedule-ing dynamics can ensure objectives are reached and delays are mitigated. In the current paper, we examine the scheduling dynamics for NASA's Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) activities. For this examination, we specifically modeled simultaneous change in percent complete and estimated duration for a given project as they were included in monthly reports over time. In short, we utilized latent change score mixture modeling to extract the attractor dynamics within the scheduling data...
July 2017: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596746/a-systematic-review-of-psychosocial-interventions-to-cancer-caregivers
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Fang Fu, Huaijuan Zhao, Feng Tong, Iris Chi
Objective: To systematically review the effect of psychosocial interventions on improving QoL, depression and anxiety of cancer caregivers. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of psychosocial interventions among adult cancer caregivers published from 2011 to 2016. PsycINFO, PubMed, Proquest, Cochrane Library, Embase, Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and EBSCO, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and WANFANG were searched...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592149/the-comparison-of-angiographic-scoring-systems-with-the-predictors-of-atherosclerosis
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Kamuran Kalkan, Hikmet Hamur, Erkan Yildirim, Emrah Ipek, Emrah Ermis, Mustafa Ozturk, Huseyin Karal, Ali Fuat Korkmaz, Murat Bayantemur, Selami Demirelli
Syntax score (SS) and Gensini score (GS) are used to determine the complexity and severity of coronary artery disease. Although there are some studies indicating the individual relationship of these scoring systems with the carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and epicardial fat tissue (EFT), there was no previous study that compared the SS and GS in that respect. We aimed to assess the relationship of SS and GS with predictors of atherosclerosis. We enrolled 522 patients. There were positive correlations between GS and SS tertiles with cIMT and EFT...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579917/higgs-eft-for-2hdm-and-beyond
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Hermès Bélusca-Maïto, Adam Falkowski, Duarte Fontes, Jorge C Romão, João P Silva
We discuss the validity of the Standard Model Effective Field Theory (SM EFT) as the low-energy effective theory for the two-Higgs-doublet Model (2HDM). Using the up-to-date Higgs signal strength measurements at the LHC, one can obtain a likelihood function for the Wilson coefficients of dimension-6 operators in the EFT Lagrangian. Given the matching between the 2HDM and the EFT, the constraints on the Wilson coefficients can be translated into constraints on the parameters of the 2HDM Lagrangian. We discuss under which conditions such a procedure correctly reproduces the true limits on the 2HDM...
2017: European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559657/epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Elcin Aydın, Cihan Altın, Onur Sakallıoğlu, Mustafa Yılmaz, Esin Gezmiş, Leyla Elif Sade, Haldun Müderrisoğlu
BACKGROUND: It is well-known that cardiovascular risk and all-cause mortality is increased in hemodialysis patients. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT), which reflects visceral adiposity, has been suggested as a new cardiometabolic risk factor. The purpose of this study was to investigate EFT in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: A total of 144 consecutive patients (60 hemodialysis patients and 84 controls) were enrolled into the study, and patients with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) were excluded...
May 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516516/towards-long-term-stable-and-efficient-large-area-organic-solar-cells
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Pei-Ting Tsai, Kuan-Chu Lin, Cheng-Yu Wu, Chung-Hung Liao, Man-Chun Lin, Ying Qian Wong, Hsin-Fei Meng, Chih-Yu Chang, Chien-Lung Wang, Yi-Fan Huang, Sheng-Fu Horng, Hsiao-Wen Zan, Yu-Chiang Chao
In this study, we report that long-term stable and efficient organic solar cells (OSCs) can be obtained via the following strategies: (1) combination of rapid-drying blade-coating deposition with an appropriate thermal annealing treatment to obtain an optimized morphology of the active layer; (2) insertion of interfacial layers to optimize the interfacial properties. The resulting devices based on poly[4,8-bis(5-(2-ethylhexyl)thiophen-2-yl)benzo[1,2-b;4,5-b']dithiophene-2,6-diyl-alt-(4-(2-ethylhexyl)-3-fluorothieno[3,4-b]thiophene-)-2-carboxylate-2-6-diyl)] (PBDTTT-EFT):[6,6]-phenyl C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM) blend as the active layer exhibits a power conversion efficiency (PCE) up to 9...
May 17, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508382/think-fast-rapid-assessment-of-the-effects-of-episodic-future-thinking-on-delay-discounting-in-overweight-obese-participants
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Jeffrey S Stein, Yan Yan Sze, Liqa Athamneh, Mikhail N Koffarnus, Leonard H Epstein, Warren K Bickel
Accumulating laboratory-based evidence indicates that reducing delay discounting (devaluation of delayed outcomes) with the use of episodic future thinking (EFT; mental simulation of future events) improves dietary decision-making and other maladaptive behaviors. Recent work has adapted EFT for use in the natural environment to aid in dietary and weight control by engaging participants in EFT repeatedly throughout the day. These efforts may benefit from minimizing the amount of time required for measurement and implementation of EFT...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464274/association-between-echocardiographic-epicardial-fat-thickness-and-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cell-level-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
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Ting-Yung Chang, Chien-Yi Hsu, Chun-Chih Chiu, Ruey-Hsing Chou, Hsin-Lei Huang, Chin-Chou Huang, Hsin-Ban Leu, Po-Hsun Huang, Jaw-Wen Chen, Shing-Jong Lin
BACKGROUND: Epicardial adipose tissue is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). Circulating endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) level represents a marker of endothelial dysfunction and vascular health. However, the relationship between epicardial fat and circulating EPC remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate association between echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and circulating EPC level. HYPOTHESIS: Epicardial fat causes inflammation and contributes to progression of CAD...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453377/investigation-of-the-relationship-between-asthma-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-by-carotid-femoral-intima-media-and-epicardial-fat-thickness-measurement
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Mustafa Yılmaz, Hatice Eylül Bozkurt Yılmaz, Nazan Şen, Cihan Altın, Abdullah Tekin, Haldun Müderrisoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Since asthma and atherosclerosis may share similar pathophysiological mechanism, this study is planned to investigate whether epicardial fat thickness (EFT), carotid and femoral intima media thicknesses, which are markers of subclinical atherosclerosis, are increased in patients with asthma. METHODS: The study was designed as a cross-sectional study. A total of 154 participants (83 patients with asthma and 71 healthy volunteers) were enrolled into the study...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427891/local-global-processing-bias-is-not-a-unitary-individual-difference-in-visual-processing
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Rebecca Chamberlain, Ruth Van der Hallen, Hanne Huygelier, Sander Van de Cruys, Johan Wagemans
A large body of research reports individual differences in local and global visual processing in relation to expertise, culture and psychopathology. However, recent research has suggested that various different measures of local-global processing are not strongly associated with one another, calling its construct validity into question. The current study sought to further explore the validity of local-global processing biases in perception by developing three tasks based on two existing paradigms: the Embedded Figures Test (EFT) and the Navon hierarchical letters task...
April 17, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421776/drugs-via-enteral-feeding-tubes-in-inpatients-dispersion-analysis-and-safe-use-of-dispensers
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Milena Pontes Portela Beserra, Cristiani Lopes Capistrano Gonçalves De Oliveira, Mileyde Ponte Portela, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Marta Maria de França Fonteles
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to improve knowledge about drug administration through enteral feeding tubes (EFTs) in order to minimize efficacy and safety problems. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was performed in a public secondary care hospital with level II accreditation by the National Accreditation Organization (Organização Nacional de Acreditação ONA), in Fortaleza, Ceará, north-eastern Brazil. RESULTS: One hundred and eight oral solid medications that could be administered through EFTs and were not available in liquid forms were evaluated via transformation of their solid dosage forms into liquid forms...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419496/emotionally-focused-couple-therapy-for-parents-raising-a-child-with-an-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-pilot-study
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Nicholas A Lee, James L Furrow, Brent A Bradley
Many couples raising children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often resilient in confronting unique parental demands, while others experience greater risk for relational distress. Research has shown that Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is efficacious with couples raising chronically ill children and relevant to the relational demands of parents of children diagnosed with an ASD. This pilot study tested the effectiveness of EFT with seven couples presenting with moderate to severe distress, who were also parents of a child diagnosed with an ASD...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353314/chemerin-as-a-marker-of-subclinical-cardiac-involvement-in-psoriatic-patients
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Feyza Aksu, Mustafa Caliskan, Nursen Keles, Aybala Erek Toprak, Tugba Kevser Uzuncakmak, Osman Kostek, Yusuf Yilmaz, Kenan Demircioglu, Esad Cekin, Ibrahim Ozturk, Ayse Serap Karadag
BACKGROUND: Chemerin has been associated with psoriasis and inflammation, but there are no studies demonstrating an association between chemerin and subclinical cardiac involvement in psoriatic patients. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate whether psoriatic patients with increased epicardial fat tissue (EFT), impaired flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), and diastolic dysfunction have higher serum chemerin levels than a healthy control group. METHODS: The study included 60 psoriatic patients and 32 healthy controls...
March 29, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351547/the-road-to-union-protocol-for-the-reconstruction-of-isolated-complex-high-energy-tibial-trauma
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Erik Hohmann, Franz Birkholtz, Vaida Glatt, Kevin Tetsworth
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to describe a standardized staged approach, "The Road to Union", for the reconstruction of isolated complex tibial trauma, both acute and chronic in nature. METHODS: This retrospective study included all patients treated for complex tibial trauma at a specialized limb reconstruction centre, including acute open fracture as well as infected and aseptic non-unions. This standardized approach includes eight specific steps, employed in sequence...
March 18, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346857/the-influence-of-epicardial-fat-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-on-heart-rate-recovery-in-metabolic-syndrome
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Kyoung Im Cho, Eun Ah Jo, Sang Hoon Cho, Bo Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Epicardial adipose tissues reflecting visceral fat accumulations of the heart are associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and can be a predictor of other cardiometabolic diseases. It can adversely influence autonomic nervous system (ANS) of heart. Heart rate recovery (HRR) is an easy method for measuring ANS dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to determine whether epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are related to HRR in patients with MetS...
June 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345427/emotional-freedom-techniques-eft-as-a-practice-for-supporting-chronic-disease-healthcare-a-practitioners-perspective
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Mahima Kalla, Margaret Simmons, Anske Robinson, Peta Stapleton
PURPOSE: The objective of the present study was to explore Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) practitioners' experiences of using EFT to support chronic disease patients. This was part of a larger study exploring chronic disease patients' and EFT practitioners' experiences of using EFT to support chronic disease healthcare. METHODS: A qualitative approach was deemed suitable for this study. Eight practitioners were interviewed using semi-structured interviews via telephone or Zoom (an online video-conferencing platform)...
March 27, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303111/episodic-future-thinking-about-the-ideal-self-induces-lower-discounting-leading-to-a-decreased-tendency-toward-cheating
#19
Wen-Hsiung Wu, Wen Cheng, Wen-Bin Chiou
Delay discounting refers to a pervasive tendency toward preferring smaller immediate gains over larger future gains. Recent empirical research has shown that episodic future thinking (EFT; i.e., projecting oneself into the future to pre-experience forthcoming events) can reduce the tendency toward discounting. A common tenet of psychological theories of crime is that delinquency results from focusing on short-term gains while failing to consider adequately the longer-term consequences of delinquent behavior...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282631/does-goal-relevant-episodic-future-thinking-amplify-the-effect-on-delay-discounting
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Sara O'Donnell, Tinuke Oluyomi Daniel, Leonard H Epstein
Delay discounting (DD) is the preference for smaller immediate rewards over larger delayed rewards. Research shows episodic future thinking (EFT), or mentally simulating future experiences, reframes the choice between small immediate and larger delayed rewards, and can reduce DD. Only general EFT has been studied, whereby people reframe decisions in terms of non-goal related future events. Since future thinking is often goal-oriented and leads to greater activation of brain regions involved in prospection, goal-oriented EFT may be associated with greater reductions in DD than general goal-unrelated EFT...
March 7, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
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