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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145395/positive-valence-music-restores-executive-control-over-sustained-attention
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Carryl L Baldwin, Bridget A Lewis
Music sometimes improves performance in sustained attention tasks. But the type of music employed in previous investigations has varied considerably, which can account for equivocal results. Progress has been hampered by lack of a systematic database of music varying in key characteristics like tempo and valence. The aims of this study were to establish a database of popular music varying along the dimensions of tempo and valence and to examine the impact of music varying along these dimensions on restoring attentional resources following performance of a sustained attention to response task (SART) vigil...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145108/acute-calcific-tendinitis-of-the-longus-colli-muscle-masquerading-as-a-retropharyngeal-abscess-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Uthman Alamoudi, Ahmed A Al-Sayed, Yasser AlSallumi, Matthew H Rigby, S Mark Taylor, Robert D Hart, Jonathan R B Trites
INTRODUCTION: Acute calcific longus colli tendinitis, also known as retropharyngeal or acute calcific prevertebral tendinitis, is a reactive self-limiting inflammatory response to acute or subacute deposition of amorphous calcium hydroxyapatite crystals in the tendons of the longus colli muscle, anterior to the C1-C2 disk space. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old man presented with a complaint of neck pain and odynophagia over a few days. Blood test findings showed mild leukocytosis and elevated C-reactive protein level...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141026/in-depth-phenotypic-characterization-of-multicellular-tumor-spheroids-effects-of-5-fluorouracil
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Angélique Virgone-Carlotta, Manon Lemasson, Hichem C Mertani, Jean-Jacques Diaz, Sylvain Monnier, Thomas Dehoux, Hélène Delanoë-Ayari, Charlotte Rivière, Jean-Paul Rieu
MultiCellular Tumor Spheroids (MCTS), which mimic the 3-Dimensional (3D) organization of a tumor, are considered as better models than conventional cultures in 2-Dimensions (2D) to study cancer cell biology and to evaluate the response to chemotherapeutic drugs. A real time and quantitative follow-up of MCTS with simple and robust readouts to evaluate drug efficacy is still missing. Here, we evaluate the chemotherapeutic drug 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) response on the growth and integrity of MCTS two days after treatment of MCTS and for three colorectal carcinoma cell lines with different cohesive properties (HT29, HCT116 and SW480)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140887/inconsistencies-between-two-cross-cultural-adaptations-of-the-hospital-survey-on-patient-safety-culture-into-french
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Bastien Boussat, Patrice François, Gérald Gandon, Joris Giai, Arnaud Seigneurin, Thomas Perneger, José Labarère
OBJECTIVES: Two cross-cultural adaptations of the 12-dimension Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) into French coexist: the Occelli and Vlayen versions. The objective of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Occelli version in comparison with those reported for the Vlayen and the original US versions of this instrument. METHODS: Using the original data from a cross-sectional study of 5,064 employees at a single university hospital in France, we examined the acceptability, internal consistency, factorial structure, and construct validity of the Occelli version of the HSOPSC...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137493/tolerance-in-internet-gaming-disorder-a-need-for-increasing-gaming-time-or-something-else
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Daniel L King, Madeleine C E Herd, Paul H Delfabbro
Background and aims The criterion of tolerance in DSM-5 Internet gaming disorder (IGD) refers to a need for increasing time spent gaming. However, this focus on "need for gaming time" may overlook some of the broader motivations, outcomes, or effects of gaming that underlie excessive play. This study aimed to explore regular and problematic gamers' experiences and perceptions of tolerance in IGD. Methods An online survey of 630 adult gamers yielded 1,417 text responses to open-ended questions. A thematic analysis of 23,373 words was conducted to extract dominant themes...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135852/quantifying-missed-nursing-care-using-the-hospital-consumer-assessment-of-healthcare-providers-and-systems-hcahps-survey
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Sabrina B Orique, Christopher M Patty, Alisha Sandidge, Emma Camarena, Rose Newsom
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to describe the use of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) data to measure missed nursing care and construct a missed nursing care metric. BACKGROUND: Missed nursing care varies widely within and between US hospitals. Missed nursing care can be measured utilizing the HCAHPS data. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used HCAHPS data to measure missed care. RESULTS: This analysis includes HCAHPS data from 1125 acute care patients discharged between January 2014 and December 2014...
December 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133149/spontaneous-eye-blink-rate-an-index-of-dopaminergic-component-of-sustained-attention-and-fatigue
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Antonio Maffei, Alessandro Angrilli
Blink rate is a behavioral index highly correlated with frontostriatal dopaminergic activity. The present research was aimed at studying the modulation of spontaneous blink rate in function of the increasing attentional load induced by the Mackworth Clock Test. Since blinking interferes with sensory processing, we expected a decreasing blink rate with increasing attentional demand. Three tasks of 7-min each and different difficulties were administered: the Mackworth had a red dot moving in a circle with intervals varying from 500ms, 350ms to 200ms, corresponding to increasing task difficulty...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132439/the-proportion-of-the-population-of-england-that-self-identifies-as-lesbian-gay-or-bisexual-producing-modelled-estimates-based-on-national-social-surveys
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Sanne Christine van Kampen, William Lee, Mauro Fornasiero, Kerryn Husk
OBJECTIVES: There is currently no widely accepted estimate of the proportion of people in England that self-identifies as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), which is needed if we are to compare health inequality between different population groups. Using systematic review methods, this study identified all national social surveys with a question on sexual orientation and pooled those which represented the overall population of England. LGB proportions were synthesized into an aggregated mean estimate using weights based on sample size, response rate and missing data...
November 13, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131661/validation-of-essential-acoustic-parameters-for-highly-urgent-in-vehicle-collision-warnings
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Bridget A Lewis, Jesse L Eisert, Carryl L Baldwin
Objective The aim of this study was to validate the importance of key acoustic criteria for use as in-vehicle forward collision warning (FCW) systems. Background Despite recent advances in vehicle safety, automobile crashes remain one of the leading causes of death. As automation allows for more control of noncritical functions by the vehicle, the potential for disengagement and distraction from the driving task also increases. It is, therefore, as important as ever that in-vehicle safety-critical interfaces are intuitive and unambiguous, promoting effective collision avoidance responses upon first exposure even under divided-attention conditions...
November 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131479/measuring-the-success-of-medical-emergency-teams-potentially-preventable-deaths-versus-total-cardiac-arrest-deaths-a-single-centre-observational-study
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Jonathan Barrett, Gabrielle Hawdon, Julie Wade, John Reeves
Measuring the success of Medical Emergency Teams: Potentially preventable deaths versus total cardiac arrest deaths. A single centre observational study. BACKGROUND: Rapid response systems (RRS) have been implemented with the aim of preventing patient deterioration, in-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) and related deaths. Not all "unexpected deaths" are preventable, thus compromising the use of unexpected deaths as an outcome measure. AIMS: Our aim was to assess temporal trends in potentially preventable deaths as a subset of total unexpected death rates over a four-year period...
November 13, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131050/the-clinical-inadequacy-of-the-placebo-model-and-the-development-of-an-alternative-conceptual-framework
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Giovanni A Fava, Jenny Guidi, Chiara Rafanelli, Karl Rickels
Placebo effects are often attributed to clinical interactions and contextual factors that affect expectations of the patient about the treatment and result in symptom changes. The prevailing conceptualization consists of an undifferentiated placebo response that needs to be minimized in controlled investigations and maximized in clinical practice. However, treatment outcome is the cumulative result of the interaction of several classes of variables with a selected treatment: living conditions (housing, nutrition, work environment, social support), patient characteristics (age, sex, genetics, general health conditions, personality, well-being), illness features and previous therapeutic experience, self-management, and treatment setting (physician's attitude and attention, illness behavior)...
November 3, 2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130054/multimodal-integration-of-spontaneously-produced-representational-co-speech-gestures-an-fmri-study
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Jill Weisberg, Amy Lynn Hubbard, Karen Emmorey
To examine whether more ecologically valid co-speech gesture stimuli elicit brain responses consistent with those found by studies that relied on scripted stimuli, we presented participants with spontaneously produced, meaningful co-speech gesture during fMRI scanning (n = 28). Speech presented with gesture (versus either presented alone) elicited heightened activity in bilateral posterior superior temporal, premotor, and inferior frontal regions. Within left temporal and premotor, but not inferior frontal regions, we identified small clusters with superadditive responses, suggesting that these discrete regions support both sensory and semantic integration...
2017: Language, Cognition and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129187/developing-the-fourth-evaluation-dimension-a-protocol-for-evaluation-of-video-from-the-patient-s-perspective-during-major-incident-exercises
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J J Mark Haverkort, Luke P H Leenen
OBJECTIVE: Presently used evaluation techniques rely on 3 traditional dimensions: reports from observers, registration system data, and observational cameras. Some of these techniques are observer-dependent and are not reproducible for a second review. This proof-of-concept study aimed to test the feasibility of extending evaluation to a fourth dimension, the patient's perspective. METHODS: Footage was obtained during a large, full-scale hospital trauma drill. Two mock victims were equipped with point-of-view cameras filming from the patient's head...
October 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125898/biodiversity-impact-assessment-bia-methodological-framework-for-screening-biodiversity
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Lisa Winter, Stephan Pflugmacher, Markus Berger, Matthias Finkbeiner
PURPOSE: For the past twenty years the life cycle assessment (LCA) community has sought to integrate impacts on biodiversity into the LCA framework. However, existing impact assessment methods still fail to do so comprehensively, as they only quantify few impacts related to specific species and specific regions. This paper proposes a methodological framework that will allow LCA practitioners to assess currently missing impacts on biodiversity on a global scale. METHOD: Building on existing models which seek to quantify the impacts of human activities on biodiversity, the herein proposed methodological framework consists of two components: a habitat factor for 14 major habitat types and the impact on the biodiversity status in those major habitat types...
November 10, 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125546/hereditary-nephrogenic-diabetes-insipidus-pathophysiology-and-possible-treatment-an-update
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REVIEW
Serena Milano, Monica Carmosino, Andrea Gerbino, Maria Svelto, Giuseppe Procino
Under physiological conditions, excessive loss of water through the urine is prevented by the release of the antidiuretic hormone arginine-vasopressin (AVP) from the posterior pituitary. In the kidney, AVP elicits a number of cellular responses, which converge on increasing the osmotic reabsorption of water in the collecting duct. One of the key events triggered by the binding of AVP to its type-2 receptor (AVPR2) is the exocytosis of the water channel aquaporin 2 (AQP2) at the apical membrane the principal cells of the collecting duct...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124901/raccoon-roundworm-baylisascaris-procyonis-as-an-occupational-hazard-1-knowledge-of-b-%C3%A2-procyonis-and-attitudes-towards-it-and-other-zoonoses-among-wildlife-rehabilitators
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S G H Sapp, B A Murray, E R Hoover, G T Green, M J Yabsley
Wildlife rehabilitators are at risk of zoonotic diseases because they often have prolonged contact with many species of wildlife and their bodily fluids. Raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) is a common zoonotic parasite of raccoons that has the potential to cause severe or fatal neurologic disease in a broad variety of hosts if the eggs within raccoon faeces are ingested. We administered an online survey to wildlife rehabilitators to assess their knowledge regarding aspects of transmission, biology and disease caused by B...
November 10, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123254/implications-of-aging-and-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-unfolded-protein-response-on-the-molecular-modality-of-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Rinki Minakshi, Safikur Rahman, Arif Tasleem Jan, Ayyagari Archana, Jihoe Kim
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is an important subcellular organelle that is involved in numerous activities required to achieve and maintain functional proteins in addition to its role in the biosynthesis of lipids and as a repository of intracellular Ca(2+). The inability of the ER to cope with protein folding beyond its capacity causes disturbances that evoke ER stress. Cells possess molecular mechanisms aimed at clearing unwanted cargo from the ER lumen as an adaptive response, but failing to do so navigates the system towards cell death...
November 10, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121877/a-systematic-survey-to-identify-lethal-recessive-variation-in-highly-managed-pig-populations
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Martijn F L Derks, Hendrik-Jan Megens, Mirte Bosse, Marcos S Lopes, Barbara Harlizius, Martien A M Groenen
BACKGROUND: Lethal recessive variation can cause prenatal death of homozygous offspring. Although usually present at low-frequency in populations, the impact on individual fitness can be substantial. Until recently, the presence of recessive embryonic lethal variation could only be measured indirectly through reduced fertility. In this study, we estimate the presence of genetic loci associated with both early and late termination of development during gestation in pigs from the wealth of genome data routinely generated by a commercial breeding company...
November 9, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120251/validity-of-the-flemish-working-alliance-inventory-in-a-dutch-physiotherapy-setting-in-patients-with-shoulder-pain
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Yasmaine Karel, Marloes Thoomes-De Graaf, Gwendolijne Scholten-Peeters, Paulo Ferreira, Dimitris Rizopoulos, Bart W Koes, Arianne P Verhagen
BACKGROUND: Working alliance is the interaction between the patient and therapist. It is a crucial part of the physiotherapeutic process. One instrument to measure working alliance is available in Dutch/Flemish language and validated in psychotherapy setting. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to validate the Working Alliance Inventory Short-Form in a Dutch physiotherapy setting. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study in primary-care physiotherapy. METHOD: To validate the Dutch/Flemish version of the working alliance inventory short-form (WAV-12) a RASCH analysis was used...
November 9, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119641/methods-metrics-and-research-gaps-around-minimum-data-sets-for-nursing-practice-and-fundamental-care-a-scoping-literature-review
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REVIEW
Åsa Muntlin Athlin
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine and map research on minimum data sets linked to nursing practice and the fundamentals of care. Another aim was to identify gaps in the evidence to suggest future research questions to highlight the need for standardisation of terminology around nursing practice and fundamental care. BACKGROUND: Addressing fundamental care has been highlighted internationally as a response to missed nursing care. Systematic performance measurements are needed to capture nursing practice outcomes...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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