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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332508/battered-wives-or-dependent-mothers-negotiating-familial-ideology-in-law
#1
Chulani Kodikara
More than a decade after its passing, Sri Lanka's Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) remains a remedy of last resort for female survivors of intimate partner violence, as there is little support to take on a rights-defined identity as a battered woman both inside and outside the courtroom. However, large numbers of women are accessing the Maintenance Act of 1999 to exit violent relationships without the censure and stigma that attaches to the PDVA. The key to understanding this phenomenon is to consider how familial ideology works in unpredictable ways within the Sri Lankan judicial system...
September 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332000/how-good-are-doctors-at-introducing-themselves-hellomynameis
#2
Peter Gillen, Sue Faye Sharifuddin, Muireann O'Sullivan, Alison Gordon, Eva M Doherty
BACKGROUND: This explorative study was triggered by the '#hellomynameis' campaign initiated by Dr Kate Granger in the UK. Our objectives were twofold: first, to measure rates of introduction in an Irish hospital setting by both consultant and non-consultant hospital doctors. Second to establish whether such practices were associated with patient perceptions of the doctor/patient interaction. METHOD: A patient 'exit' survey was undertaken following doctor-patient consultations in both acute (surgical and medical assessment units) and elective settings (outpatient clinics)...
January 13, 2018: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331052/flow-pattern-analysis-in-type-b-aortic-dissection-patients-after-stent-grafting-repair-comparison-between-complete-and-incomplete-false-lumen-thrombosis
#3
Wan Naimah Wan Ab Naim, Poo Balan Ganesan, Zhonghua Sun, Jing Lei, Shirley Jansen, Shahrul Amry Hashim, Teik Kok Ho, Einly Lim
Endovascular stent graft repair has become a common treatment for complicated Stanford Type B aortic dissection in order to restore true lumen flow and induce false lumen thrombosis. Using computational fluid dynamics, this study reports the differences in flow patterns and wall shear stress distribution in complicated Stanford Type B aortic dissection patients after endovascular stent graft repair. Five patients were included in this study: two having more than 80% false lumen thrombosis (Group 1), while three others had less than 80% false lumen thrombosis (Group 2) within one year following endovascular repair...
January 13, 2018: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330992/client-satisfaction-and-decision-making-amongst-females-visiting-family-planning-clinics-in-hyderabad-pakistan
#4
Arbia Memon, Saima Hamid, Ramesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Family Planning is the basic right of the human being. It involves decision regarding the number of children and desired space between children by the couple themselves. Quality services involving multiple dimensions build the confidence of the clients and lack of quality is one of the constraints behind incomplete coverage of family planning. Objectives of the current study were to determine the client satisfaction, decision-making process and various influences on clients in adopting family planning methods...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329539/state-dependent-domicile-leaving-rates-in-anopheles-gambiae
#5
Simon P W Zappia, Alex M Chubaty, Bernard D Roitberg
BACKGROUND: Transmission of Plasmodium greatly depends on the foraging behaviour of its mosquito vector (Anopheles spp.). The accessibility of blood hosts and availability of plant sugar (i.e., nectar) sources, together with mosquito energy state, have been shown to modulate blood feeding (and thus biting rates) of anopheline mosquitoes. In this study, the influence of mosquito starvation status and availability of nectar on the decision of female Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes to leave a bed net-protected blood host was examined...
January 12, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328180/modulation-transfer-function-of-a-fish-eye-lens-based-on-the-sixth-order-wave-aberration-theory
#6
Han Jia, Lijun Lu, Yiqing Cao
A calculation program of the modulation transfer function (MTF) of a fish-eye lens is developed with the autocorrelation method, in which the sixth-order wave aberration theory of ultra-wide-angle optical systems is used to simulate the wave aberration distribution at the exit pupil of the optical systems. The autocorrelation integral is processed with the Gauss-Legendre integral, and the magnification chromatic aberration is discussed to calculate polychromatic MTF. The MTF calculation results of a given example are then compared with those previously obtained based on the fourth-order wave aberration theory of plane-symmetrical optical systems and with those from the Zemax program...
January 10, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327207/phenotypic-and-functional-characteristics-of-human-schwann-cells-as-revealed-by-cell-based-assays-and-rna-seq
#7
Paula V Monje, David Sant, Gaofeng Wang
This study comprehensively addresses the phenotype, function, and whole transcriptome of primary human and rodent Schwann cells (SCs) and highlights key species-specific features beyond the expected donor variability that account for the differential ability of human SCs to proliferate, differentiate, and interact with axons in vitro. Contrary to rat SCs, human SCs were insensitive to mitogenic factors other than neuregulin and presented phenotypic variants at various stages of differentiation, along with a mixture of proliferating and senescent cells, under optimal growth-promoting conditions...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326094/a-shared-decision-making-tool-to-prevent-substance-abuse-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Ju Long, Juntao Michael Yuan, Ron Kim Johnson
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorder (SUD) affects over 20 million adults and costs over $700 billion annually in the United States. It is one the greatest health care challenges we face. OBJECTIVE: This research project seeks to enhance the standard practice of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) through a mobile solution easily incorporated into primary care that will promote shared decision making and increase referral and adherence to specialty care through continued follow-up care...
January 11, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325826/myoclonic-absence-seizures-with-complex-gestural-automatisms
#9
Kenneth A Myers, Ingrid E Scheffer
Epilepsy with myoclonic absences is a rare generalized epilepsy syndrome with distinctive seizures. Two unrelated children had mild developmental impairment and onset of myoclonic-absences at 3 and 8 years. Seizures were characterized by bilateral 3 Hz myoclonic jerks superimposed on tonic abduction of the upper limbs. Events lasted 10-60 s, and complex gestural automatisms were often observed; in one case, a boy undid his seatbelt and attempted to exit a moving vehicle. Post-ictally, both children immediately regained awareness without recollection of their actions...
December 19, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325591/correction-to-rp58-and-p27kip1-coordinate-cell-cycle-exit-and-neuronal-migration-within-the-embryonic-mouse-cerebral-cortex
#10
Olivier Clément, Isabel Anne Hemming, Ivan Enghian Gladwyn-Ng, Zhengdong Qu, Shan Shan Li, Michael Piper, Julian Ik-Tsen Heng
After publication of the original article [1] it was realised that there were errors in figures 2a,b,f,g, which arose as a result of preparing figures from data collected and analysed at the same time as the work reported in [2] (Supplementary Figure 1 of [2]). An updated Fig. 2 is included with this Correction.
January 11, 2018: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325014/cdkn1c-p57-one-of-the-determinants-of-human-endometrial-stromal-cell-decidualization
#11
Lan Wang, Hui Yang, Linli Hu, Dan Hu, Shuxia Ma, Xuejiao Sun, Liu Jiang, Jianyuan Song, Licheng Ji, Jackson Ferdinand Masau, Hanwang Zhang, Kun Qian
Decidualization is regulated by crosstalk of progesterone and the cAMP pathway. It involves extensive reprogramming of gene expression and includes a wide range of functions. To investigate how cell cycle regulatory genes drive the human endometrial stromal cell (ESC) exit cell cycle and enter differentiation, primary cultured ESC was treated with 8-Br-cAMP and MPA and cell cycle distribution was investigated by flow cytometry. High-throughput cell cycle regulatory gene expression was also studied by microarray...
January 9, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324289/phylogenetic-analysis-reveals-three-distinct-epidemiological-profiles-in-dutch-and-flemish-blood-donors-with-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#12
Thijs J van de Laar, Véronique A Van Gaever, Peter van Swieten, An Muylaert, Veerle Compernolle, Hans L Zaaijer
During 2006-2016, hepatitis B virus (HBV) was detected in nearly 400 blood donors in the Netherlands and Flanders. Donor demographics and self-reported risk factors as disclosed during the donor exit interview were compared to HBV phylogenies of donor and reference sequences. First-time donors with chronic HBV-infection were often immigrants (67%) infected with genetically highly diverse strains of genotypes A (32%), B (8%), C (6%), D (53%) and E to H (1%). Each subtype was strongly associated with donor ethnicity...
January 8, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323421/head-and-neck-cancer-tumor-seeding-at-the-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-site
#13
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June R Greaves
The National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute estimates that over 13,000 new cases of head and neck cancer (HNC) will be diagnosed in 2017. Patients with HNC often require enteral nutrition (EN) via gastrostomy tube to provide nutrition support and hydration because of tumor obstruction of the oropharynx and/or cumulative effects of chemoradiation therapy. The percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube has become the preferred technique for EN access because placement is considered a minimally invasive procedure...
January 11, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323265/redox-dependent-bmi1-activity-drives-in-vivo-adult-cardiac-progenitor-cell-differentiation
#14
Diego Herrero, María Tomé, Susana Cañón, Francisco M Cruz, Rosa María Carmona, Encarna Fuster, Enrique Roche, Antonio Bernad
Accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is associated with several cardiovascular pathologies and with cell cycle exit by neonanatal cardiomyocytes, a key limiting factor in the regenerative capacity of the adult mammalian heart. The polycomb complex component BMI1 is linked to adult progenitors and is an important partner in DNA repair and redox regulation. We found that high BMI1 expression is associated with an adult Sca1+ cardiac progenitor sub-population with low ROS levels. In homeostasis, BMI1 repressed cell fate genes, including a cardiogenic differentiation program...
January 11, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322109/influence-of-hydrodynamic-features-in-the-transport-and-fate-of-hazard-contaminants-within-touristic-ports-case-study-torre-a-mare-italy
#15
Matilda Mali, Daniela Malcangio, Maria Michela Dell' Anna, Leonardo Damiani, Piero Mastrorilli
The environmental quality of Torre a Mare port (Italy) was assessed evaluating on one side, the chemical concentration of nine metals and metalloids within bottom sediments and on the other one, by exploring the impact of hydrodynamic conditions in contaminant's transport within the most polluted basins. The investigated port was selected as case study because it resulted much more polluted than it was expected based on the touristic port activities and related stressors loading on it. In order to determine the origin and fate of contaminants in the port basin, 2D numerical simulations were carried out by MIKE21 software...
January 2018: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321139/bmp-smad-pathway-promotes-neurogenesis-of-midbrain-dopaminergic-neurons-in-vivo-and-in-human-induced-pluripotent-and-neural-stem-cells
#16
V M Jovanovic, A Salti, H Tilleman, K Zega, M M Jukic, H Zou, R H Friedel, N Prakash, S Blaess, F Edenhofer, C Brodski
The embryonic formation of midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons in vivo provides critical guidelines for the in vitro differentiation of mDA neurons from stem cells, currently being developed for Parkinson's disease cell replacement therapy. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)/SMAD inhibition is routinely used during early steps of stem cell differentiation protocols, including for the generation of mDA neurons. However, the function of the BMP/SMAD pathway for in vivo specification of mammalian mDA neurons is virtually unknown...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320694/dynamic-structural-differences-between-human-and-mouse-sting-lead-to-differing-sensitivity-to-dmxaa
#17
Amy Y Shih, Kelly L Damm-Ganamet, Taraneh Mirzadegan
The stimulator-of-interferon-genes (STING) protein is involved in innate immunity. It has recently been shown that modulation of STING can lead to an aggressive antitumor response. DMXAA is an antitumor agent that had shown great promise in murine models but failed in human clinical trials. The molecular target of DMXAA was subsequently shown to be murine STING (mSTING); however, human STING (hSTING) is insensitive to DMXAA. Molecular dynamics simulations were employed to investigate the differences between hSTING and mSTING that could influence DMXAA binding...
January 9, 2018: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320691/network-features-and-dynamical-landscape-of-naive-and-primed-pluripotency
#18
Benjamin Pfeuty, Clémence Kress, Bertrand Pain
Although the broad and unique differentiation potential of pluripotent stem cells relies on a complex transcriptional network centered around Oct4, Sox2, and Nanog, two well-distinct pluripotent states, called "naive" and "primed", have been described in vitro and markedly differ in their developmental potential, their expression profiles, their signaling requirements, and their reciprocal conversion. Aiming to determine the key features that segregate and coordinate these two states, data-driven optimization of network models is performed to identify relevant parameter regimes and reduce network complexity to its core structure...
January 9, 2018: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320481/architecture-of-a-channel-forming-o-antigen-polysaccharide-abc-transporter
#19
Yunchen Bi, Evan Mann, Chris Whitfield, Jochen Zimmer
O-antigens are cell surface polysaccharides of many Gram-negative pathogens that aid in escaping innate immune responses. A widespread O-antigen biosynthesis mechanism involves the synthesis of the lipid-anchored polymer on the cytosolic face of the inner membrane, followed by transport to the periplasmic side where it is ligated to the lipid A core to complete a lipopolysaccharide molecule. In this pathway, transport to the periplasm is mediated by an ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter, called Wzm-Wzt...
January 10, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318855/-effects-of-acupuncture-at-shenmen-ht-7-on-brainwaves-and-cognitive-ability-in-rats-with-sleep-deprivation
#20
Jia Li, Jiao-Ping Liu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of acupuncture at "Shenmen" (HT 7) on brainwaves and cognitive ability in rats with sleep deprivation. METHODS: SD rats were randomly divided into control group, model group, acupuncture group and sham acupuncture group, 15 rats in each group. Insomnia model rats were established by sleep deprivation for 72 hours. Acupuncture was applied to acupuncture group at bilateral "Shenmen" (HT 7) for 20 min, once daily for 7 days. Rats in the sham acupuncture group received superficial insertion of 1 mm and without retaining needle...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
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