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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036644/roles-of-female-and-male-genotype-in-post-mating-responses-in-drosophila-melanogaster-roles-of-female-and-male-genotype-in-female-drosophila-melanogaster-transcriptional-physiological-and-behavioral-responses-to-mating
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Sofie Y N Delbare, Clement Y Chow, Mariana F Wolfner, Andrew G Clark
Mating induces a multitude of changes in female behavior, physiology and gene expression. Interactions between female and male genotype lead to variation in post-mating phenotypes and reproductive success. So far, few female molecules responsible for these interactions have been identified. Here, we used Drosophila melanogaster from five geographically dispersed populations to investigate such female x male genotypic interactions at the female transcriptomic and phenotypic levels. Females from each line were singly-mated to males from the same five lines, for a total of 25 combinations...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036208/transitioning-couple-s-voluntary-hiv-counseling-and-testing-cvct-from-stand-alone-weekend-services-into-routine-antenatal-and-vct-services-in-government-clinics-in-zambia-s-two-largest-cities
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Mubiana Inambao, William Kilembe, Lauren A Canary, Nancy L Czaicki, Matilda Kakungu-Simpungwe, Roy Chavuma, Kristin M Wall, Amanda Tichacek, Julie Pulerwitz, Ibou Thior, Elwyn Chomba, Susan A Allen
INTRODUCTION: Most HIV infections in Africa are acquired by married/cohabiting adults and WHO recommends couple's voluntary HIV counseling and testing (CVCT) for prevention. The handover from NGO-sponsored weekend CVCT to government-sponsored services in routine weekday antenatal care (ANC) and individual voluntary testing and counseling (VCT) services in Zambia's two largest cities from 2009-2015 is described. METHODS: Government clinic counselors were trained to provide CVCT, and along with community health workers they promoted CVCT services in their clinic and surrounding areas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028522/an-examination-of-sex-differences-in-neurocognition-and-social-cognition-in-first-episode-psychosis
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Haylee Danaher, Kelly Allott, Eóin Killackey, Robert Hester, Sue Cotton
Due to the dearth and conflicting findings of previous research, it is unclear whether males and females with first-episode psychosis (FEP) differ in their neurocognitive and social cognitive abilities. The aims of the current study were to investigate whether: (i) there are sex differences in neurocognition and social cognition among young people with FEP; and (ii) they resemble those observed in age-matched healthy controls. The current study involved secondary analysis of data from a previous study in which a large neurocognitive and social cognitive battery was administered to 146 individuals with FEP and 46 healthy controls aged 15-25 years...
September 30, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027667/co-inhibitory-profile-and-cytotoxicity-of-cd57-pd-1-t-cells-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
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Rens Kraaijeveld, Gretchen N de Graav, Marjolein Dieterich, Nicolle H R Litjens, Dennis A Hesselink, Carla C Baan
Blockade of the CD80/86-CD28 pathway by belatacept after kidney transplantation is associated with an increased risk of rejection as compared with standard, calcineurin inhibitor (CNI)-based therapy. CD28(-) T-cells, which express CD57, are not susceptible to belatacept treatment. High number of CD4(+) CD57(+) PD-1(-) T-cells pre transplantation have been associated with a higher chance of rejection, although conflicting data have been reported. To investigate the working mechanism behind this possible higher chance of rejection, we studied the expression of co-inhibitory molecules (CD223, CD244 and PD-1), proliferative capacity and cytotoxic potential of FACS-sorted CD4(+) CD57(+) PD-1(-) and CD8(+) CD57(+) PD-1(-) T-cells, and their CD57(-) control populations, after allo antigen stimulation...
October 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027618/moral-injury-contextualized-care
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Keith G Meador, Jason A Nieuwsma
Amidst the return of military personnel from post-9/11 conflicts, a construct describing the readjustment challenges of some has received increasing attention: moral injury. This term has been variably defined with mental health professionals more recently conceiving of it as a transgression of moral beliefs and expectations that are witnessed, perpetrated, or allowed by the individual. To the extent that morality is a system of conceptualizing right and wrong, individuals' moral systems are in large measure developmentally and socially derived and interpreted...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024214/regenerative-medicine-stroke-survivor-and-carer-views-and-motivations-towards-a-proposed-stem-cell-clinical-trial-using-placebo-neurosurgery
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Nicola A Cunningham, Purva Abhyankar, Julie Cowie, Jayne Galinsky, Karen Methven
BACKGROUND: Few studies explore stroke survivor views and motivations towards stem cell therapy (SCT). This qualitative study explores the views and motivations of both stroke survivors and their partners/carers towards a proposed 2-arm Phase III Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) comparing intracerebral insertion of stem cells with placebo neurosurgery in stroke survivors with disability. OBJECTIVE: To explore views and motivations towards a proposed 2-arm stem cell trial and identify factors that may impede and enhance participation...
October 12, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022674/public-health-crisis-the-need-for-primary-prevention-in-failed-and-fragile-states
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John Quinn, Preslava Stoeva, Tomáš Zelený, Toozy Nanda, Alžběta Tomanová, Vladimír Bencko
OBJECTIVE: A new 'normal' in global affairs may be erupting from large global powers to that of non-state actors and proxies committing violence through scaled conflict in a post-Westphalian world generating significant global health policy challenges. Health security of populations are multifactorial and indirectly proportional to war, conflict and disaster. Preventing conflict and avoiding the health vacuum that occurs in war and violence may be best practices for policy makers. This paper considers an approach of applying clinical primary prevention principles to global health policy...
September 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021275/impact-of-coronary-artery-disease-on-30-day-and-1-year-mortality-in%C3%A2-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Kesavan Sankaramangalam, Kinjal Banerjee, Krishna Kandregula, Divyanshu Mohananey, Akhil Parashar, Brandon M Jones, Yash Jobanputra, Stephanie Mick, Amar Krishnaswamy, Lars G Svensson, Samir R Kapadia
BACKGROUND: The impact of coronary artery disease (CAD) on outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is understudied. Literature on the prognostic role of CAD in the survival of patients undergoing TAVR shows conflicting results. This meta-analysis aims to investigate how CAD impacts patient survival following TAVR. METHODS AND RESULTS: We completed a comprehensive literature search of Embase, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Library, and included studies reporting outcome of TAVR based on CAD status of patients for the analysis...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017360/cognitive-emotion-regulation-strategies-and-mental-health-problems-in-war-affected-youth-in-northern-uganda-findings-from-the-ways-study
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Kennedy Amone-P'Olak, Vavani Boitumelo, Diana Shamisai Mberengwa
BACKGROUND: Cognitive emotion regulation strategies (CERS) have been shown to moderate the influence of War Experiences (WE) on mental health problems. AIMS: This study assessed the influence of WE and use of specific CERS on mental health problems among war-affected youth in Northern Uganda. METHODS: Five hundred and thirty-nine participants in an ongoing war-affected youth study (WAYS) were assessed by locally developed measures. CERS were measured by Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ)...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016434/hypoalbuminemia-is-associated-with-septic-revisions-after-primary-surgery-and-post-operative-infection-after-revision-surgery
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Krishn Khanna, Paul H Yi, David C Sing, Erik Geiger, Lionel N Metz
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Database Review OBJECTIVE.: To determine (1) the relationship between hypoalbuminemia and body mass index (BMI); (2) the association between malnutrition and revision spine surgery for septic reasons; (3) the association between malnutrition and infection after aseptic revision spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although malnutrition has been suggested to increase the risk of infection after spine surgery, evidence supporting this hypothesis is conflicting...
October 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994511/relationships-of-family-conflict-cohesion-and-chaos-in-the-home-environment-on-maternal-and-child-food-related-behaviours
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Jennifer Martin-Biggers, Virginia Quick, Man Zhang, Yanhong Jin, Carol Byrd-Bredbenner
This study examined how food-related behaviours differed in mothers and their preschool children by levels of family functioning (cohesion and conflict) and household disorganization (chaos). A nationally representative sample of mothers of preschoolers completed an online survey assessing food-related behaviours of themselves and their children. Maternal and child diet, eating behaviours, and health status; household availability of fruits/vegetables, salty/fatty snacks, and sugar-sweetened beverages; family mealtime atmosphere; and family conflict, cohesion, and household chaos were assessed with valid, reliable scales...
October 10, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992546/differences-in-posttraumatic-stress-characteristics-by-duration-of-exposure-to-trauma
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Aviva Goral, Mooli Lahad, Limor Aharonson-Daniel
Ongoing exposure of civilian populations to war and terror is associated with adverse responses beyond those specified in DSM-5 for PTSD. Current PTSD assessment practices are not fully sensitive to the complex symptomatic picture observed among individuals exposed to ongoing stress and are therefore limited for use in these situations. The current survey aimed to portray the posttraumatic characteristics most salient to ongoing exposure to political conflict. A questionnaire enquiring about various aspects of the posttraumatic consequences of ongoing exposure to political conflict as compared with those associated with a single exposure to trauma was disseminated to therapists throughout the country...
September 28, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988334/a-systematic-review-of-cerebral-microdialysis-and-outcomes-in-tbi-relationships-to-patient-functional-outcome-neurophysiologic-measures-and-tissue-outcome
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Frederick A Zeiler, Eric Peter Thelin, Adel Helmy, Marek Czosnyka, Peter J A Hutchinson, David K Menon
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review on commonly measured cerebral microdialysis (CMD) analytes and their association to: (A) patient functional outcome, (B) neurophysiologic measures, and (C) tissue outcome; after moderate/severe TBI. The aim was to provide a foundation for next-generation CMD studies and build on existing pragmatic expert guidelines for CMD. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, BIOSIS, EMBASE, Global Health, Scopus, Cochrane Library (inception to October 2016)...
October 7, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987662/value-of-dce-mri-for-staging-and-response-evaluation-in-rectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Rebecca A P Dijkhoff, Regina G H Beets-Tan, Doenja M J Lambregts, Geerard L Beets, Monique Maas
PURPOSE: Aim was to perform a systematic review to evaluate the clinical value of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI in rectal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A systematic search was performed on Pubmed, Embase and the Cochrane library. Studies that evaluated DCE-MRI for tumour aggressiveness, primary staging and restaging after chemoradiation (CRT) were included. Information on population, DCE technique, DCE parameters and outcome (angiogenesis, staging and response) were extracted...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984372/adverse-maternal-and-birth-outcomes-in-women-admitted-to-hospital-for-hyperemesis-gravidarum-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Linda Fiaschi, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Jack Gibson, Lisa Szatkowski, Laila J Tata
BACKGROUND: Evidence for risks of adverse maternal and birth outcomes in women with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is predominantly from small studies, unknown, or conflicting. METHODS: A population-based cohort study using secondary health care records (Hospital Episode Statistics covering all of England from 1997 to 2012) was used to calculate odds ratios (OR) with 99% confidence intervals (CI) for the association between HG hospital admission and adverse outcomes, adjusting for maternal and pregnancy confounders...
October 6, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982227/blood-pressure-and-in-hospital-outcomes-in-patients-presenting-with-ischaemic-stroke
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Sripal Bangalore, Lee Schwamm, Eric E Smith, Anne S Hellkamp, Robert E Suter, Ying Xian, Phillip J Schulte, Gregg C Fonarow, Deepak L Bhatt
Aims: Post-stroke hypertension is associated with poor short-term outcome, although the results have been conflicting. Our objective was to evaluate the association of blood pressure (BP) and in-hospital outcomes in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. Methods and results: Patients in the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke registry with acute ischaemic stroke were included. Admission systolic and diastolic BP was used to compute mean arterial pressure (MAP) and pulse pressure (PP)...
October 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977350/e-e-ratio-and-outcome-prediction-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-the-influence-of-outflow-tract-obstruction
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Dai-Yin Lu, Bereketeab Hailesealassie, Ioannis Ventoulis, Hong-Yun Liu, Hsin-Yueh Liang, Iraklis Pozios, Marco Canepa, Susan Phillip, M Roselle Abraham, Theodore Abraham
Aims: Diastolic dysfunction is thought to be an important pathophysiologic component of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, there are conflicting data on the potential value of the mitral E/e' ratio. We examined whether left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction influences the value of E/e' in predicting outcomes in HCM. Methods and results: Patients who met diagnostic criteria for HCM were enrolled. Diastolic function was assessed with complete two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography...
July 11, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972662/single-center-experience-in-urgent-lung-transplantation-program-in-a-country-with-a-shortage-of-donors-does-the-end-justify-the-means
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Marco Schiavon, Giulio Faggi, Guido Di Gregorio, Calabrese Francesca, Francesca Lunardi, Giuseppe Marulli, Paolo Feltracco, Monica Loy, Marco Damin, Emanuele Cozzi, Dario Gregori, Fiorella Calabrese, Federico Rea
In rapidly deteriorating patients awaiting lung transplantation (LT), supportive strategies are only temporary and Urgent LT (ULT) remains the last option. The few publications on this topic report conflicting results. According to the Italian national program, patients on mechanical ventilation and/or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation may be included in urgent list. We reviewed our experience from January 2012 to December 2014 with ULT and Elective LT (ELT), focusing on outcomes. In the study period, 16 patients received ULT, while 51 received ELT...
October 3, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972658/atopy-in-people-aged-40-and-over-relation-to-airflow-limitation
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Elyse Marie Guevara-Rattray, Frances L Garden, Alan L James, Richard Wood-Baker, Michael J Abramson, David P Johns, A Sonia Buist, Peter G J Burney, E Haydn Walters, Brett G Toelle, Guy B Marks
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reached conflicting conclusions about the role of atopy as a risk factor for COPD. In part, this is attributable to variation in the definitions of airflow limitation and the treatment of people with asthma. OBJECTIVE: To establish whether there is any independent association between atopy and post-bronchodilator airflow limitation in the general population aged 40 years and over. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a general population sample of 2415 people aged 40 years and over in Australia...
October 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969956/role-strain-among-male-rns-in-the-critical-care-setting-perceptions-of-an-unfriendly-workplace
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Nicholas S Carte, Collette Williams
PURPOSE: Traditionally, nursing has been a female-dominated profession. Men employed as registered nurses have been in the minority and little is known about the experiences of this demographic. The purpose of this descriptive, quantitative study was to understand the relationship between the variables of demographics and causes of role strain among male nurses in critical care settings. The Sherrod Role Strain Scale assesses role strain within the context of role conflict, role overload, role ambiguity and role incongruity...
September 29, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
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