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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080105/cross-cultural-feigning-assessment-a-systematic-review-of-feigning-instruments-used-with-linguistically-ethnically-and-culturally-diverse-samples
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Alicia Nijdam-Jones, Barry Rosenfeld
The cross-cultural validity of feigning instruments and cut-scores is a critical concern for forensic mental health clinicians. This systematic review evaluated feigning classification accuracy and effect sizes across instruments and languages by summarizing 45 published peer-reviewed articles and unpublished doctoral dissertations conducted in Europe, Asia, and North America using linguistically, ethnically, and culturally diverse samples. The most common psychiatric symptom measures used with linguistically, ethnically, and culturally diverse samples included the Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology, the Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test, and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)...
January 12, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080049/modeling-diversity-in-structures-of-bacterial-outer-membrane-lipids
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Huilin Ma, Daniel D Cummins, Natalie Brooke Edelstein, Jerry Gomez, Aliza Khan, Masud Dikita Llewellyn, Tara Picudella, Sarah Rose Willsey, Shikha Nangia
Lipopolysaccharides are vital components of the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria, and they act as extremely strong stimulators of innate immunity in diverse eukaryotic species. The primary immunostimulatory center of the LPS molecule is lipid A-a disaccharide-bound lipophilic domain. Considering the broad diversity in bacterial species, there are variations in the lipid A structure and their immunogenic potency. In this work, we model the lipid A structures of eight commensal or human pathogenic bacterial species: Helicobacter pylori, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Bacteroides fragilis, Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydia trachomatis, Campylobacter jejuni, Neisseria meningitidis, and Salmonella minnesota...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076918/disparities-in-supports-for-student-wellness-promotion-efforts-among-secondary-schools-in-minnesota
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Nicole Larson, Michael O'Connell, Cynthia S Davey, Caitlin Caspi, Martha Y Kubik, Marilyn S Nanney
BACKGROUND: We examined whether there are differences in the presence of supports for student wellness promotion (1) between schools in city, suburban and rural locations and, (2) among rural schools, according to distance from a metropolitan center. METHODS: The analysis was conducted in a sample of 309 secondary schools using 2012 Minnesota School Health Profiles surveys and National Center for Educational Statistics Common Core Data. Scores for overall support addressed school health improvement coordination (range: 0-29), collaboration on health education activities (range: 0-5), and teachers' professional preparation (range: 0-7)...
February 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076496/evaluation-of-dentin-hypersensitivity-treatment-with-glass-ionomer-cements-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Marina de Matos Madruga, Adriana Fernandes da Silva, Wellington Luiz de Oliveira da Rosa, Evandro Piva, Rafael Guerra Lund
A randomized, double-blind, split-mouth clinical trial was performed compared the desensitizing efficacy of the resin-modified glass ionomer cement (GIC) ClinproTM XT (3M ESPE, Minnesota, USA) and the conventional GIC Vidrion R (SS White, Gloucester, UK) in a 6-month follow-up. Subjects were required to have at least two teeth with dentin hypersensitivity. Teeth were divided at random into 2 groups, one group received Clinpro XT and the other conventional GIC Vidrion R. Treatments were assessed by tactile and air blast tests using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) at baseline, after 20 minutes, and at 7, 15, 21, 30, 90 and 180 days post-treatment...
January 5, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074382/engaging-hmong-adults-in-genomic%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-pharmacogenomic-research-toward-reducing-health-disparities-in-genomic-knowledge-using-a-community-based-participatory-research-approach
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Kathleen A Culhane-Pera, Robert J Straka, MaiKia Moua, Youssef Roman, Pachia Vue, Kang Xiaaj, May Xia Lo, Mai Lor
Advancing precision medicine relies in part on examining populations that may exhibit unique genetic variants that impact clinical outcomes. Failure to include diverse populations in genomic-based research represents a health disparity. We implemented a community-based participatory research (CBPR) process with the Hmong community in Minnesota, who were refugees from Laos, in order to assess the feasibility of conducting genomic and pharmacogenomic-based research for genetic variants that are relevant to the Hmong community...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070303/using-species-distribution-models-to-define-nesting-habitat-of-the-eastern-metapopulation-of-double-crested-cormorants
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Kate L Sheehan, Samuel T Esswein, Brian S Dorr, Greg K Yarrow, Ron J Johnson
When organisms with similar phenotypes have conflicting management and conservation initiatives, approaches are needed to differentiate among subpopulations or discrete groups. For example, the eastern metapopulation of the double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) has a migratory phenotype that is culled because they are viewed as a threat to commercial and natural resources, whereas resident birds are targeted for conservation. Understanding the distinct breeding habitats of resident versus migratory cormorants would aid in identification and management decisions...
January 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067864/protective-effect-of-cactus-cladode-extracts-on-peroxisomal-functions-in-microglial-bv-2-cells-activated-by-different-lipopolysaccharides
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Fatima-Ezzahra Saih, Pierre Andreoletti, Stéphane Mandard, Norbert Latruffe, M'Hammed Saïd El Kebbaj, Gérard Lizard, Boubker Nasser, Mustapha Cherkaoui-Malki
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Opuntia ficus-indica cactus cladode extracts in microglia BV-2 cells. Inflammation associated with microglia activation in neuronal injury can be achieved by LPS exposure. Using four different structurally and biologically well-characterized LPS serotypes, we revealed a structure-related differential effect of LPS on fatty acid β-oxidation and antioxidant enzymes in peroxisomes: Escherichia coli-LPS decreased ACOX1 activity while Salmonella minnesota-LPS reduced only catalase activity...
January 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067594/nicotine-withdrawal-relapse-of-mental-illness-or-medication-side-effect-implementing-a-monitoring-tool-for-people-with-mental-illness-into-quitline-counseling
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Catherine J Segan, Amanda L Baker, Alyna Turner, Jill M Williams
BACKGROUND: Smokers with mental illness and their health care providers are often concerned that smoking cessation will worsen mental health. Smokers with mental illness tend to be more nicotine dependent and experience more severe symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, some of which are difficult to distinguish from psychiatric symptoms. In addition, smoking cessation can increase the blood levels and hence side-effects of some psychotropic medications. Improved monitoring of nicotine withdrawal and medication side-effects may help distinguish temporary withdrawal symptoms from psychiatric symptoms and facilitate targeted treatment to help smokers with mental illness manage the acute phase of nicotine withdrawal...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065488/utility-of-normal-findings-on-electrocardiogram-and-echocardiogram-in-subjects-%C3%A2-65%C3%A2-years
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Sanjay Venkatesh, Wesley T O'Neal, Stephen T Broughton, Amit J Shah, Elsayed Z Soliman
The lack of abnormalities found on noninvasive cardiac testing possibly improves cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk stratification efforts and conveys reduced risk despite the presence of traditional risk factors. This analysis included 3,805 (95% white and 61% women) participants from the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) without baseline CVD. The combination of a normal electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiogram was assessed for the development of CVD. A normal ECG was defined as the absence of major or minor Minnesota code abnormalities...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062350/discordance-of-patient-reported-and-clinician-ordered-resuscitation-status-in-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Kathleen A Young, Sara E Wordingham, Jacob J Strand, Vėronique L Roger, Shannon M Dunlay
CONTEXT: Accurate documentation of preferences for cardiopulmonary resuscitation at hospital admission is critical to ensure that patients receive resuscitation or not in accordance with their wishes. OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify and characterize inconsistencies in patient-reported and clinician-ordered resuscitation status in patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS: Southeastern Minnesota residents hospitalized with ADHF were prospectively enrolled into a study that included the administration of face-to-face questionnaires from January 2014 through February 2016...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057286/transcatheter-valve-in-ring-implantation%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-residual%C3%A2-or-recurrent-tricuspid-valve-dysfunction-after-prior-surgical-repair
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Jamil Aboulhosn, Allison K Cabalka, Daniel S Levi, Dominique Himbert, Luca Testa, Azeem Latib, Raj R Makkar, Younes Boudjemline, Dennis W Kim, Joelle Kefer, Sabine Bleiziffer, Gunter Kerst, Danny Dvir, Doff B McElhinney
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the results of transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-ring (TVIR) implantation for treatment of tricuspid regurgitation (TR). BACKGROUND: Off-label use of transcatheter valves within surgically placed tricuspid annuloplasty prostheses has only been described in small reports. An international multicenter registry was developed to collect data on TVIR implantation. METHODS: Data were collected from 13 sites on 22 patients (5 to 69 years of age) with TR who underwent catheterization with the intent to perform TVIR implantation...
January 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054207/mortality-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-severe-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-the-30-year-university-of-minnesota-experience
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Nathan J Rodgers, Alexander M Kaizer, Weston P Miller, Kyle D Rudser, Paul J Orchard, Elizabeth A Braunlin
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Mucopolysaccharidosis IH (MPS IH, Hurler syndrome) naturally leads to death within the first decade of life, primarily from cardiac and pulmonary causes. To determine how hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has altered mortality, we analyzed our institution's 30-year experience of patients with MPS IH undergoing HSCT. METHODS: Using chart review and the National Death Index, we determined survival status of 134 patients (males = 69) with MPS IH transplanted between 9/16/1983 and 7/25/2013 on 12/31/2013...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052977/clinical-and-echocardiographic-characteristics-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-according-to-diabetes-status-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-report-from-the-irbesartan-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-trial-i-preserve
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Søren L Kristensen, Ulrik M Mogensen, Pardeep S Jhund, Mark C Petrie, David Preiss, Sithu Win, Lars Køber, Robert S McKelvie, Michael R Zile, Inder S Anand, Michel Komajda, John S Gottdiener, Peter E Carson, John J V McMurray
BACKGROUND: -In patients with HF and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), little is known about the characteristics of and outcomes in those with and without diabetes. METHODS: -We examined clinical and echocardiographic characteristics and outcomes in the Irbesartan in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction trial (I-Preserve), according to history of diabetes. Cox regression models were used to estimate hazard ratios (HR) for cardiovascular outcomes adjusted for known predictors, including age, sex, natriuretic peptides, and comorbidity...
January 4, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049375/comparative-effectiveness-of-treatment-choices-for-graves-hyperthyroidism-a-historical-cohort-study
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Vishnu Sundaresh, Juan P Brito, Prabin Thapa, Rebecca S Bahn, Marius N Stan
Introduction The optimum therapy for Graves' Disease (GD) is chosen following discussion between physician and patient regarding benefits, drawbacks, potential side effects, and logistics of the various treatment options and takes into account patient values and preferences. This cohort study aimed to provide useful information for this discussion regarding the usage, efficacy and adverse effect profile of radioactive iodine (RAI), antithyroid drugs (ATDs), and thyroidectomy in a tertiary healthcare facility...
January 3, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040708/pulmonary-artery-sarcoma-mimicking-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-series
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Narat Srivali, Eunhee S Yi, Jay H Ryu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery sarcoma (PAS) is a rare malignant neoplasm with an aggressive behavior and often difficult to distinguish from pulmonary thromboembolic disease. AIM: To assess the demographic, clinical, and radiological characteristics of PAS and clinical course. DESIGN AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified and analyzed all patients with PAS seen at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, between January 1, 1996 and July 31, 2015...
December 30, 2016: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034562/improving-quality-of-life-and-decreasing-readmissions-in-heart-failure-patients-in-a-multidisciplinary-transition-to-care-clinic
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Charlene D Whitaker-Brown, Stephanie J Woods, Judith B Cornelius, Erik Southard, Sanjeev K Gulati
OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to pilot the feasibility and impact of a 4-week transition-to-care program on quality of life for heart failure patients. BACKGROUND: The transition from the acute care to the outpatient setting has been shown to be a critical time with heart failure patients. METHODS: A pre- and post-test design was used. Quality of Life, measured by the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire, and hospital readmissions were the outcomes...
December 26, 2016: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032708/what-role-does-low-bone-mineral-density-play-in-the-killer-turn-effect-after-transtibial-posterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Yue Li, Xing-Zuo Chen, Jin Zhang, Guan-Yang Song, Xu Li, Hua Feng
OBJECTIVE: To explore the mechanism of the "killer turn", which is reported to be a reason for postoperative residual laxity after transtibial posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, in a low bone mineral density (BMD) condition. METHODS: A total of 80 skeletally mature female New Zealand white rabbits were included for biomechanical evaluation after transtibial PCL reconstructions. The subjects were equally divided into low BMD (n = 40) and control groups (n = 40)...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029526/measuring-the-transportation-needs-of-people-with-developmental-disabilities-a-means-to-social-inclusion
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Rania Wasfi, Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood, David Levinson
BACKGROUND: One of the major causes of social exclusion for people with developmental disability (PDD) is the inability to access different activities due to inadequate transportation services. OBJECTIVE: This research paper identifies transportation needs, and reasons for unmet, but desired untaken trips of adults with developmental disabilities in Hennepin County, Minnesota. We hypothesize that PDD cannot make trips they want to make due to personal and neighborhood characteristics...
October 20, 2016: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029435/assessment-of-complex-dissociative-disorder-patients-and-simulated-dissociation-in-forensic-contexts
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Bethany L Brand, Aliya R Webermann, A Steven Frankel
Few assessors receive training in assessing dissociation and complex dissociative disorders (DDs). Potential differential diagnoses include anxiety, mood, psychotic, substance use, and personality disorders, as well as exaggeration and malingering. Individuals with DDs typically elevate on many clinical and validity scales on psychological tests, yet research indicates that they can be distinguished from DD simulators. Becoming informed about the testing profiles of DD individuals and DD simulators can improve the accuracy of differential diagnoses in forensic settings...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027201/incidence-and-clinical-features-of-rare-cutaneous-malignancies-in-olmsted-county-minnesota-2000-to-2010
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Stanislav N Tolkachjov, Adam R Schmitt, John G Muzic, Amy L Weaver, Christian L Baum
BACKGROUND: The incidence of rare cutaneous malignancies is unknown. Current estimates of rare cutaneous malignancy incidences are based on broad epidemiologic data or single institution experiences, not population-based data. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of several rare nonmelanoma skin cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors conducted a retrospective chart review of a population-based cohort between the years 2000 and 2010. Residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, who were diagnosed with a biopsy-proven nonmelanoma skin cancer-excluding basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma-were included in this study...
January 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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