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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822824/using-spinopelvic-parameters-to-estimate-residual-lumbar-lordosis-assuming-previous-lumbosacral-fusion-a-study-of-normative-values
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Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Kimberly-Anne Tan, Shashidhar Bangalore Kantharajanna, Alex Quok An Teo, Chloe Xiaoyun Chan, Ka-Po Gabriel Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Pelvic Incidence (PI) = Pelvic Tilt (PT) + Sacral Slope (SS) is an established trigonometric equation which can be expanded from studying the fixed pelvis with the spine to a fixed spinopelvic complex with the remnant spine, in scenarios of spinopelvic fusion or ankylosis. For a fixed spinopelvic complex, we propose the equation termed: Lumbar Incidence (LI) = Lumbar Tilt (LT) + Lumbar Slope (LS). PURPOSE: To establish reference values for LI, LT and LS at each lumbar vertebral level, and to show how LI can be used to determine rLL...
August 16, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819207/long-term-consistency-in-chimpanzee-consolation-behaviour-reflects-empathetic-personalities
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Christine E Webb, Teresa Romero, Becca Franks, Frans B M de Waal
In contrast to a wealth of human studies, little is known about the ontogeny and consistency of empathy-related capacities in other species. Consolation-post-conflict affiliation from uninvolved bystanders to distressed others-is a suggested marker of empathetic concern in non-human animals. Using longitudinal data comprising nearly a decade of observations on over 3000 conflict interactions in 44 chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), we provide evidence for relatively stable individual differences in consolation behaviour...
August 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816374/no-change-in-energy-efficiency-in-lactation-insights-from-a-longitudinal-study
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Richard L Bender, Heather S Williams, Darna L Dufour
OBJECTIVES: Lactation is the most energy-demanding phase of reproduction for human females, but it is still unclear how women in different environments are able to meet this additional energy demand. Previous studies have investigated whether changes in metabolism could have an energy-sparing effect in lactation, with conflicting results. Here, we asked whether increased energy efficiency in physical activity serves as an energy-sparing mechanism in lactation. METHODS: We used a longitudinal design with a control group...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812713/female-plasticity-tends-to-reduce-sexual-conflict
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David V McLeod, Troy Day
Sexual conflict is the divergence of evolutionary interests between the sexes. A neglected aspect of sexual conflict theory is that the conflict often occurs within the female's body, which can lead to a power asymmetry between the sexes. In particular, the female may often be able to respond flexibly to the actions of the male, and so exhibits plasticity. Here, we consider the implications of female plasticity, and find that it tends to result in lower levels of sexual conflict. We then relate our results to a comparison of pre- versus post-copulatory sexual conflict, and we also show that this asymmetry between males and females reduces the likelihood of runaway selection, preventing co-evolutionary arms races...
February 13, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810355/effects-of-a-randomized-trial-comparing-standard-and-enhanced-counseling-for-men-at-high-risk-of-prostate-cancer-as-a-function-of-race-and-monitoring-style
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Pagona Roussi, Suzanne M Miller, Veda N Giri, Elias Obeid, Kuang-Yi Wen, Erin K Tagai, John Scarpato, Laura Gross, Gem Roy
Despite conflicting guidelines, a significant subset of high-risk men decide to undergo routine prostate cancer screening. Yet, there is a scarcity of available programs, and no studies evaluating interventions to support men in dealing with the psychosocial impact of screening. In this study, one of the first to explore the responses of high-risk men enrolling in a Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment Program ( N = 128), patients underwent a prostate cancer risk counseling visit immediately followed by either a cognitive-affective preparation session designed to help them process the information they received or a general health education session...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807062/neuropsychiatric-characteristics-of-antiterrorist-operation-combatants-in-the-donbass-ukraine
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Konstantin N Loganovsky, Natalia A Zdanevich, Marina V Gresko, Donatella Marazziti, Tatiana K Loganovskaja
OBJECTIVE: The present paper aimed to explore the neuropsychiatric characteristics of the antiterrorism (ATO) combatants in the Donets Basin (Donbass) and to propose therapeutic strategies for managing their mental healthcare. METHODS: A total of 54 ATO combatants were included in our study and compared with four groups of subjects exposed to other emergencies, including the Chernobyl disaster and the war in Afghanistan. The neuropsychiatric features were assessed through psychopathological assessments, neurological examinations, and quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG)...
August 15, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806369/intimate-partner-violence-victimization-and-associated-implications-for-health-and-functioning-among-male-and-female-post-9-11-veterans
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Katherine M Iverson, Dawne Vogt, Rachel M Maskin, Brian N Smith
BACKGROUND: There is increased emphasis on identifying patients who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in Department of Veterans Affairs and other health care settings. A better understanding of IPV's implications for health and functioning is needed among post-911 Veterans, and especially male Veterans, to inform IPV screening and response. OBJECTIVES: To identify past 6-month IPV experienced among partnered post-9/11 Veterans and examine sex-based associations between IPV and health...
September 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802384/retrospective-study-of-intranasal-dexmedetomidine-as-a-prophylactic-against-emergence-delirium-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-ear-tube-surgery
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Lisgelia Santana, Katherine Mills
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effect of intranasal dexmedetomidine on emergence delirium (ED) in pediatric patients who underwent ear tube surgeries. Due to the brief nature of the surgery and low levels of pain experienced, an IV is rarely needed, limiting the medications available to anesthesiologists to manage postoperative delirium that may arise during recovery from inhalational anesthesia. Intravenous dexmedetomidine is an alpha-2 agonist anesthetic that is used in pediatric patients for the management of ED in various surgical procedures...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801180/obesity-as-predictor-of-postoperative-outcomes-in-liver-transplant-candidates-review-of-the-literature-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Michele Barone, Maria Teresa Viggiani, Alfonso W Avolio, Andrea Iannone, Maria Rendina, Alfredo Di Leo
BACKGROUND: Current American and European guidelines consider a pre-transplant BMI ≥40kg/m(2) as a relative contraindication for liver transplantation but this recommendation is graded as uncertain and requires further research. Moreover, conflicting results are reported on the predictive value of BMI 30-39.9kg/m(2) on post-transplant complication and mortality risk. AIM: This study analyzed the data of the literature on the effect of all three BMI classes of obesity on postoperative outcomes in liver transplantation...
July 22, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796118/emotional-awareness-and-expression-therapy-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-and-education-for-fibromyalgia-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mark A Lumley, Howard Schubiner, Nancy A Lockhart, Kelley M Kidwell, Steven E Harte, Daniel J Clauw, David A Williams
Patients with FM experience increased lifetime levels of psychosocial adversity, trauma, and emotional conflict. To address these risk factors, we developed Emotion Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET) and tested its benefits against an active control condition, FM Education, and against the field's gold standard intervention for FM, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for symptom management. Adults with FM (n = 230) formed 40 treatment groups, which were randomized to EAET, CBT, or Education and given eight, 90-min sessions...
August 8, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793184/survey-highlights-the-need-for-specific-interventions-to-reduce-frequent-conflicts-between-healthcare-professionals-providing-paediatric-end-of-life-care
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Marie-Anne Archambault-Grenier, Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon, France Gauvin, Hubert Doucet, Nago Humbert, Sanja Stojanovic, Antoine Payot, Sylvie Fortin, Annie Janvier, Michel Duval
AIMS: This study explored how paediatric healthcare professionals experienced and coped with end-of-life conflicts and identified how to improve coping strategies. METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed to all 2,300 professionals at a paediatric university hospital, covering the frequency of end-of-life conflicts, participants, contributing factors, resolution strategies, outcomes and the usefulness of specific institutional coping strategies. RESULTS: Of the 946 professionals (41%) who responded, 466 had witnessed or participated in paediatric end-of-life discussions: 73% said these had led to conflict, more frequently between professionals (58%) than between professionals and parents (33%)...
August 9, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791233/non-surgical-management-of-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-in-women
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REVIEW
Paul A Bergamin, Anthony J Kiosoglous
One in three women will experience a clinically significant urinary tract infection (UTI) by age twenty-four and almost half will have at least one in their lifetime. Recurrent UTIs (rUTIs) are defined as having greater than two infections in a 6-month period, or three infections over twelve months, with complete resolution for at least two weeks. These may be due to relapse from incomplete treatment (persistence) or re-infection (new source). It may be difficult to distinguish between the two, where the same organism is cultured...
July 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783750/virulence-of-invasive-salmonella-typhimurium-st313-in-animal-models-of-infection
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Girish Ramachandran, Aruna Panda, Ellen E Higginson, Eugene Ateh, Michael M Lipsky, Sunil Sen, Courtney A Matson, Jasnehta Permala-Booth, Louis J DeTolla, Sharon M Tennant
Salmonella Typhimurium sequence type (ST) 313 produces septicemia in infants in sub-Saharan Africa. Although there are known genetic and phenotypic differences between ST313 strains and gastroenteritis-associated ST19 strains, conflicting data about the in vivo virulence of ST313 strains have been reported. To resolve these differences, we tested clinical Salmonella Typhimurium ST313 and ST19 strains in murine and rhesus macaque infection models. The 50% lethal dose (LD50) was determined for three Salmonella Typhimurium ST19 and ST313 strains in mice...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783508/thoughts-after-marital-conflict-and-punch-biopsy-wounds-age-graded-pathways-to-healing
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Stephanie J Wilson, Rebecca Andridge, Juan Peng, Brittney E Bailey, William B Malarkey, Janice K Kiecolt-Glaser
Thoughts and emotions following marital conflict have received little attention but almost certainly contribute to marriage's long-term health effects. Consistent with emotion theories of aging, we expected the effects of post-conflict thoughts on important neuroendocrine and immune outcomes, cortisol levels and full-thickness wound healing, to differ by age. An age-diverse sample of married couples received a punch biopsy wound and discussed a marital problem, then privately recorded their thoughts and rated their mood...
July 29, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778113/educational-and-vocational-goal-disruption-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
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Janine Vetsch, Claire E Wakefield, Brittany C McGill, Richard J Cohn, Sarah J Ellis, Natalie Stefanic, Susan M Sawyer, Brad Zebrack, Ursula M Sansom-Daly
OBJECTIVE: Cancer in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) can interrupt important developmental milestones. Absence from school and time lost from work, together with the physical impacts of treatment on energy and cognition, can disrupt educational and vocational goals. The purpose of this paper is to report on AYA cancer survivors' experiences of reintegration into school and/or work and to describe perceived changes in their educational and vocational goals. METHODS: AYAs recruited from seven hospitals in Australia, aged 15-26years and ≤24months post-treatment, were interviewed using the Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale (PAIS)...
August 4, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767540/interprofessional-competency-toolkit-for-internationally-educated-health-professionals-evaluation-and-pilot-testing
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Mubashir Arain, Esther Suter, Shelanne Hepp, Shyama Nanayakkara, Elizabeth L Harrison, Grace Mickelson, Lesley Bainbridge, Ruby E Grymonpre
INTRODUCTION: Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) constitute a major health care workforce in Canada. Interprofessional education is particularly important for IEHPs to integrate into the Canadian health care system. We designed an online interprofessional education curriculum for IEHPs. The curriculum is designed to cover the six interprofessional competency domains defined in the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative National Interprofessional Competency Framework...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765794/diabetes-as-an-independent-predictor-for-extended-length-of-hospital-stay-and-increased-adverse-post-operative-events-in-patients-treated-surgically-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Nancy Worley, John Buza, Cyrus M Jalai, Gregory W Poorman, Louis M Day, Shaleen Vira, Shearwood McClelland Iii, Virginie Lafage, Peter G Passias
BACKGROUND: Diabetes as an independent driver of peri-operative outcomes, and whether its severity impacts indications is conflicted in the research. The purpose of this study is to evaluate diabetes as a predictor for postoperative outcomes in cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) patients. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of patients treated surgically for CSM (ICD-9 721.1) from 2010-2012 in the prospectively-collected American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758569/association-between-self-reported-sexually-transmitted-infection-treatment-and-mental-health-symptoms-in-conflict-affected-eastern-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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Erica Koegler, Caitlin E Kennedy, Carol B Thompson, Peter J Winch, Remy M Mpanano, Nancy A Perrin, Nancy Glass
Although poor mental health has been associated with sexual risk behavior, few studies have examined the association between mental health and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in conflict-affected settings. With elevated symptoms of poor mental health in conflict-affected settings, it is important to consider if and how mental health may be a risk factor for STIs in these settings. We used cross-sectional logistic regression to examine the association between symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with having been treated for an STI in rural South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758295/lasers-and-the-treatment-of-periodontitis-the-essence-and-the-noise
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REVIEW
Charles M Cobb
The dental literature contains 25 years of accumulated reports and clinical studies addressing the utility of lasers in the treatment of periodontitis, both as a monotherapy or as an adjunct to surgical and nonsurgical therapy. Yet, the evidence from the 118 human clinical studies cited in this narrative review remains conflicted and insufficient to suggest that integration of a laser in a periodontal treatment protocol will provide antimicrobial and healing outcomes superior to those achieved by traditional therapy...
October 2017: Periodontology 2000
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751241/flexibility-assessment-of-the-unfused-thoracic-segments-above-the-potential-upper-instrumented-vertebra-using-the-supine-side-bending-radiographs-in-lenke-5-and-6-curves-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients
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Mun Keong Kwan, Chee Kidd Chiu, Teik Seng Chan, Siti Mariam Abd Gani, Tan Shurn Heng, Chris Yin Wei Chan
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Selection of UIV for Lenke 5 and 6 curves remains debatable, and several authors had described different selection strategies. OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the flexibility of the unfused thoracic segments above the 'potential upper instrumented vertebrae (UIV)' (T1 to T12) and its compensatory ability in Lenke 5 and 6 curves using supine side bending (SSB) radiographs. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study PATIENT SAMPLE: 100 patients OUTCOME MEASURES: The ability of the unfused thoracic segments above the 'potential upper instrumented vertebrae (UIV)' i...
July 24, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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