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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098951/lessons-learned-from-a-practice-based-multisite-intervention-study-with-nurse-participants
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Christopher R Friese, Kari Mendelsohn-Victor, Pamela Ginex, Carol M McMahon, Alex J Fauer, Marjorie C McCullagh
PURPOSE: To identify challenges and solutions to the efficient conduct of a multisite, practice-based randomized controlled trial to improve nurses' adherence to personal protective equipment use in ambulatory oncology settings. DESIGN: The Drug Exposure Feedback and Education for Nurses' Safety (DEFENS) study is a clustered, randomized, controlled trial. Participating sites are randomized to Web-based feedback on hazardous drug exposures in the sites plus tailored messages to address barriers versus a control intervention of a Web-based continuing education video...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088552/antipredator-tactics-are-largely-maternally-controlled-in-goitered-gazelle-a-hider-ungulate
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David Blank
Predation is usually the primary cause of infant death among ungulate species, with the annual variation in the survival of neonates over their first summer a major factor in the population dynamics of many ungulates. Consequently, the maternal rearing strategy of a species is crucial for its reproductive success. Since the roles mothers and fawns play in the implementation of antipredator strategies in hider species have been poorly understood until now, this paper considers this behavior in the goitered gazelle, which is a typical hider species...
January 11, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081515/distinguishing-subpopulations-of-marijuana-users-with-latent-profile-analysis
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Matthew R Pearson, Adrian J Bravo, Bradley T Conner
BACKGROUND: Although marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, little is known about the effects of typical marijuana use patterns and whether there are distinct subgroups of marijuana users. METHODS: The present study used latent profile analysis to determine the number of distinct subgroups of marijuana users in a large sample of college students (n=2129 past month marijuana users across 11 universities). We also examined how these distinct groups differ on several putative risk/protective factors (e...
November 23, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078495/economic-context-and-hiv-vulnerability-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-living-in-urban-slums-in-kenya-a-qualitative-analysis-based-on-scarcity-theory
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Larissa Jennings, Muthoni Mathai, Sebastian Linnemayr, Antonio Trujillo, Margaret Mak'anyengo, Brooke E E Montgomery, Deanna L Kerrigan
Urban slum adolescents and young adults have disproportionately high rates of HIV compared to rural and non-slum urban youth. Yet, few studies have examined youth's perceptions of the economic drivers of HIV. Informed by traditional and behavioral economics, we applied a scarcity theoretical framework to qualitatively examine how poverty influences sexual risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults. Focus group discussions with one hundred twenty youth in Kenyan's urban slums were transcribed, coded, and analyzed using interpretive phenomenology...
January 11, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075519/an-update-of-management-of-insomnia-in-patients-with-chronic-orofacial-pain
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Galit Almoznino, Yaron Haviv, Yair Sharav, Rafael Benoliel
In this review we discuss the management of chronic orofacial pain (COFP) patients with insomnia. Diagnostic work-up and follow-up routines of COFP patients should include assessment of sleep problems. Management is based on a multidisciplinary approach, addressing the factors that modulate the pain experience as well as insomnia and including both non-pharmacological and pharmacological modalities. Parallel to treatment, patients should receive therapy for co-morbid medical and psychiatric disorders, and possible substance abuse that may be that may trigger or worsen the COFP and/or their insomnia...
January 11, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061819/association-between-a-syndemic-of-psychosocial-problems-and-unprotected-anal-intercourse-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-shanghai-china
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Ying Wang, Zezhou Wang, Mengmeng Jia, Ajuan Liang, Dong Yuan, Zhe Sun, Feng Gan, Yichen Wang, Yong Cai, Zhiruo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have discussed the overlapping and reinforcing effects (defined as a syndemic) of psychosocial problems on high-risk sexual behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM). The present study aimed to apply the syndemic theory to verify the reinforcing effects of psychosocial problems on unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) among MSM in Shanghai, and determine if other important psychosocial factors fit into the syndemic theory. METHODS: Data were collected from 547 MSM in Shanghai, China, through face-to-face interviews...
January 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060454/trait-and-neurobiological-underpinnings-of-negative-emotion-regulation-in-gambling-disorder
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Juan F Navas, Oren Contreras-Rodríguez, Juan Verdejo-Román, Ana Perandrés-Gómez, Natalia Albein-Urios, Antonio Verdejo-García, José C Perales
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gambling disorder is characterized by poor regulation of negative emotions and impulsive behaviors. This study aimed to (1) compare gambling disorder patients (GDPs) and healthy controls (HCs) in self-report and brain activation measures of emotion regulation; and (2) establish its relationship with negative emotion-driven impulsivity. DESIGN: Two cross-sectional case-control studies including GDPs and HCs. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: GDPs and HCs were recruited from specialized gambling clinics in Andalusia (Spain), where they were following outpatient treatment, and from the community, respectively...
January 6, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055132/identifying-future-drinkers-behavioral-analysis-of-monkeys-initiating-drinking-to-intoxication-is-predictive-of-future-drinking-classification
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Erich J Baker, Nicole A R Walter, Alex Salo, Pablo Rivas, Sharon Moore, Steven Gonzales, Kathleen A Grant
BACKGROUND: The Monkey Alcohol and Tissue Research Resource (MATRR) is a repository and analytics platform for detailed data derived from well-documented Non-Human Primate (NHP) alcohol self-administration studies. This macaque model has demonstrated categorical drinking norms reflective of human drinking populations, resulting in consumption pattern classifications of Very Heavy Drinking (VHD), Heavy Drinking (HD), Binge Drinking (BD), and Low Drinking (LD) individuals. Here we expand on previous findings that suggest ethanol drinking patterns during initial drinking to intoxication can reliably predict future drinking category assignment...
January 5, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044203/advances-with-neonatal-aerodigestive-science-in-the-pursuit-of-safe-swallowing-in-infants-invited-review
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Sudarshan R Jadcherla
Feeding, swallowing, and airway protection are three distinct entities. Feeding involves a process of sequential, neurosensory, and neuromotor interactions of reflexes and behaviors facilitating ingestion. Swallowing involves anterograde bolus movement during oral-, pharyngeal-, and esophageal phases of peristalsis into stomach. During these events, coordination with airway protection is vital for homeostasis in clearing any material away from airway vicinity. Neurological-airway-digestive inter-relationships are critical to the continuum of successful feeding patterns during infancy, either in health or disease...
January 2, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031583/suicide-and-suicidal-behavior-among-transgender-persons
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REVIEW
H G Virupaksha, Daliboyina Muralidhar, Jayashree Ramakrishna
BACKGROUND: Suicide rate and suicidal tendencies among transgender persons are considerably high compared to general population. Hence, this review is an attempt to understand the issues around the suicide and suicidal behavior among transgender persons. METHODOLOGY: The literature search conducted using three sources, i.e., electronic databases (PubMed, ProQuest, Google Scholar, PsycInfo), manual search (library catalog), and gray literature (consultation with experts)...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031038/using-a-smartphone-app-to-reduce-cognitive-vulnerability-and-mild-depressive-symptoms-study-protocol-of-an-exploratory-randomized-controlled-trial
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Cezar Giosan, Cristina Mogoaşe, Oana Cobeanu, Aurora Szentágotai Tătar, Vlad Mureşan, Rareș Boian
BACKGROUND: Depression is a major challenge worldwide, with significant increasing personal, economic, and societal costs. Although empirically supported treatments have been developed, they are not always available for patients in routine clinical care. Therefore, we need effective and widely accessible strategies to prevent the onset of the very first depressive symptoms. Mental health apps could prove a valuable solution for this desideratum. Although preliminary research has indicated that such apps can be useful in treating depression, no study has attempted to test their utility in preventing depressive symptoms...
December 28, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028926/how-do-groups-of-red-imported-fire-ants-hymenoptera-formicidae-feed-on-a-droplet-of-sugar-water
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Cai Wang, Xuan Chen, Linda M Hooper-Bùi, Rachel Strecker, Yu-Zhen Wen, Wen-Quan Qin, Tao Ma, Zhao-Hui Sun, Xiao-Yang Chen, Xiu-Jun Wen
Many previous studies have focused on the foraging behaviors and strategies of the red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren on solid food or granular bait, little attention has been paid to how liquid sugar is fed upon. In the present study, behavioral responses of S. invicta to 25% sucrose water droplets were observed. Five foraging patterns were identified in S. invicta colonies under laboratory conditions: (1) No feeding, no sucrose water feeding was observed; (2) surround feeding, ants surrounded and fed along the edge of the sucrose droplet; (3) stacked feeding, ants stacked and fed along the edge of the sucrose droplet; (4) droplet-break feeding, ants broke the liquid droplet and sucked sucrose water that spread on surface of the substance or soil particles previously transported by ants, and (5) cover feeding, whole surface of the sucrose droplet was covered by layers of feeding ants...
December 28, 2016: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028853/in-vitro-labeling-strategies-for-in-cellulo-fluorescence-microscopy-of-single-ribonucleoprotein-machines
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Thomas C Custer, Nils G Walter
RNA plays a fundamental, ubiquitous role as either substrate or functional component of many large cellular complexes - 'molecular machines' - used to maintain and control the readout of most genetic information, a functional landscape that we are only beginning to understand. The cellular mechanisms for the spatiotemporal organization of the plethora of RNAs involved in gene expression are particularly poorly understood. Intracellular single-molecule fluorescence microscopy provides a powerful emerging tool for probing the pertinent mechanistic parameters that govern cellular RNA functions, including those of protein coding messenger RNAs (mRNAs)...
December 28, 2016: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028738/risk-and-resilience-factors-associated-with-resident-burnout
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Deanna Chaukos, Emma Chad-Friedman, Darshan H Mehta, Laura Byerly, Alper Celik, Thomas H McCoy, John W Denninger
OBJECTIVE: We investigated hypothesized risk and resilience factors and their association with burnout in first year medicine and psychiatry residents at an urban teaching hospital in order to help guide the development of interventions targeted at reducing burnout. METHODS: We administered the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), Perceived Stress Scale-10, Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue Scale, Penn State Worry Questionnaire, Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (depression symptoms), Revised Life Orientation Test (optimism), Self-Efficacy Questionnaire, Cognitive and Affective Mindfulness Scale, Interpersonal Reactivity Index Perspective-Taking Scale (empathy), and Measure of Current Status-Part A to first year medicine and psychiatry residents prior to initiation of clinical rotations in June...
December 27, 2016: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027570/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-aldh2-opposes-hcc-progression-by-regulating-ampk-signaling
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Guojun Hou, Lei Chen, Gang Liu, Liang Li, Yuan Yang, He-Xin Yan, Hui-Lu Zhang, Jing Tang, Ying Cheng Yang, Ximeng Lin, Xin Chen, Gui Juan Luo, Yanjing Zhu, Shanhua Tang, Jin Zhang, Hui Liu, Qingyang Gu, Ling-Hao Zhao, Yixue Li, Lei Liu, Weiping Zhou, Hongyang Wang
: Potential biomarkers that can be used to determine prognosis and perform targeted therapies are urgently needed to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). To meet this need, we performed a screen to identify functional genes associated with hepatocellular carcinogenesis and its progression at the transcriptome and proteome levels. We identified Aldehyde Dedydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) as a gene of interest for further study. ALDH2 levels were significantly lower at the mRNA and protein level in tumor tissues than in normal tissues, and they were even lower in tissues that exhibited increased migratory capacity...
December 27, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001334/coping-strategies-of-taiwanese-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Wei-Chih Chin, Kuo-Yu Chao, Hsueh-Ling Chang, Hsin-Mei Li, Sue-Hsien Chen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore and describe the coping experiences of children with autism spectrum disorders in Taiwan. BACKGROUND: Children with autism spectrum disorders are faced with daily social and living challenges, which can cause stress. Chinese culture emphasizes discipline and obedience, which may influence coping strategies of children with autism spectrum disorders in Taiwan. DESIGN: This qualitative study employed an exploratory descriptive design...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000413/bacteriostatic-behavior-of-surface-modulated-silicon-nitride-in-comparison-to-polyetheretherketone-and-titanium
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Ryan M Bock, Erin N Jones, Darin A Ray, B Sonny Bal, Giuseppe Pezzotti, Bryan J McEntire
Perioperative and latent infections are leading causes of revision surgery for orthopaedic devices resulting in significant increased patient care, comorbidities, and attendant costs. Identifying biomaterial surfaces that inherently resist biofilm adhesion and bacterial expression is an important emerging strategy in addressing implant-related infections. This in vitro study was designed to compare biofilm formation on three biomaterials commonly employed in spinal fusion surgery - silicon nitride (Si3 N4 ), polyetheretherketone (PEEK), and a titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V-ELI) - using one gram-positive and one gram-negative bacterial species...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995652/correlates-of-sun-protection-behaviors-among-hispanic-children-residing-in-a-high-uv-environment
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Kimberly A Miller, Jimi Huh, Jennifer B Unger, Jean L Richardson, Martin W Allen, David H Peng, Myles G Cockburn
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Rates of melanoma are rising in Hispanics in the United States. Excessive sun exposure in childhood increases the risk of melanoma in adulthood, and little is known about the factors motivating sun protection behaviors among Hispanic youth. METHODS: Correlates of sun protection were examined among Hispanic children residing in Los Angeles, California (N=1,891). Associations between multiple constructs (psychosocial, familial and cultural) and sun protection outcomes (use of sunscreen, protective clothing, and shade seeking/sun avoidance) were examined...
December 20, 2016: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991729/inhibiting-the-migration-of-m1-microglia-at-hyperacute-period-could-improve-outcome-of-tmcao-rats
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Ming Huang, Yan Wan, Ling Mao, Quan-Wei He, Yuan-Peng Xia, Man Li, Ya-Nan Li, Hui-Juan Jin, Bo Hu
AIM: To study whether inhibiting microglia migration to the ischemic boundary zone (IBZ) at the early phase could improve neurological outcomes after stroke. METHODS: The transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) was induced in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats. AMD3100, a highly selective CXC-chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) antagonist, was used to inhibit microglia migration. Microglia was evaluated by immunofluorescence in vivo, and their migration was tested by transwell assay in vitro...
December 19, 2016: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981398/identifying-resilience-resources-for-hiv-prevention-among-sexual-minority-men-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Eva N Woodward, Regina J Banks, Amy K Marks, David W Pantalone
Most HIV prevention for sexual minority men and men who have sex with men targets risk behaviors (e.g., condom use) and helps <50% of participants. Bolstering resilience might increase HIV prevention's effectiveness. This systematic review identified resilience resources (protective factors) in high-risk, HIV-negative, sexual minority men. We reviewed PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, MEDLINE, references, and Listservs for studies including sexual minority men with 1+ HIV risk factor (syndemics): childhood sexual abuse, partner abuse, substance abuse, or mental health symptoms...
December 15, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
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