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Ana Carolina Ottaviani, Fabiana de Souza Orlandi
Introduction: Losses can be conceptualized as cognitive and affective responses to individual sorrows, characterized by brooding, yearning, disbelief and stunned feelings, being clinically significant in chronic diseases. Objective: The aim of the study was to translate, culturally adapt and validate the Kidney Disease Loss Scale into Portuguese. Methods: Validation study involving the steps recommended in the literature for healthcare instruments: initial translation, synthesis of translations, back translation, review by a committee of judges and pretest...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Antoine Tanet, Annik Hubert-Barthelemy, Graciela C Crespin, Nicolas Bodeau, David Cohen, Catherine Saint-Georges
INTRODUCTION: Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who also exhibit severe-to-moderate ranges of intellectual disability (ID) still face many challenges (i.e., less evidence-based trials, less inclusion in school with peers). METHODS: We implemented a novel model called the "Developmental and Sequenced One-to-One Educational Intervention" (DS1-EI) in 5- to 9-year-old children with co-occurring ASD and ID. The treatment protocol was adapted for school implementation by designing it using an educational agenda...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
F Pino, P Fermo, M La Russa, S Ruffolo, V Comite, J Baghdachi, E Pecchioni, F Fratini, G Cappelletti
In the present work, two kinds of hybrid polymeric-inorganic coatings containing TiO2 or SiO2 particles and prepared starting from two commercial resins (Alpha®SI30 and Bluesil®BP9710) were developed and applied to two kinds of mortars (an air-hardening calcic lime mortar [ALM] and a natural hydraulic lime mortar [HLM]) to achieve better performances in terms of water repellence and consequently damage resistance. The two pure commercial resins were also applied for comparison purposes. Properties of the coated materials and their performance were studied using different techniques such as contact angle measurements, capillary absorption test, mercury intrusion porosimetry, surface free energy, colorimetric measurements and water vapour permeability tests...
October 1, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
X Tillou, M-O Timsit, F Sallusto, T Culty, G Verhoest, A Doerfler, R Thuret, F Kleinclauss
OBJECTIVES: To perform a state of the art about autosomal dominant polykystic kidney disease (ADPKD), management of its urological complications and end stage renal disease treatment modalities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An exhaustive systematic review of the scientific literature was performed in the Medline database ( and Embase ( using different associations of the following keywords (MESH): "autosomal dominant polykystic kidney disease", "complications", "native nephrectomy", "kidney transplantation"...
September 21, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Carolina Domingues Hirsch, Edison Luiz Devos Barlem, Jamila Geri Tomaschewski Barlem, Graziele de Lima Dalmolin, Liliane Alves Pereira, Amanda Guimarães Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: to cross-culturally adapt and validate the Nursing Student Satisfaction Scale (NSSS) for use with nursing students in the Brazilian context. METHOD: this was a quantitative exploratory and descriptive study using a cross-sectional design conducted with 123 undergraduate nursing students studying at a public university in the south of Brazil. The cross-cultural adaptation was performed according to international guidelines. Validation for use in a Brazilian context was performed using factor analysis and Cronbach's alpha...
2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Katia Regina da Silva, Caio Marcos de Moraes Albertini, Elizabeth Sartori Crevelari, Eduardo Infante Januzzi de Carvalho, Alfredo Inácio Fiorelli, Martino Martinelli, Roberto Costa
Background: Complications after surgical procedures in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) are an emerging problem due to an increasing number of such procedures and aging of the population, which consequently increases the frequency of comorbidities. Objective: To identify the rates of postoperative complications, mortality, and hospital readmissions, and evaluate the risk factors for the occurrence of these events. Methods: Prospective and unicentric study that included all individuals undergoing CIED surgical procedures from February to August 2011...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Xin Huang, Hai-Jun Li, Ying Zhang, De-Chang Peng, Pei-Hong Hu, Yu-Lin Zhong, Fu-Qing Zhou, Yi Shao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (MD) using a diffusion tensor imaging technique and whole-brain voxel-based analysis in patients with comitant strabismus. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 19 (nine males and ten females) patients with comitant strabismus and 19 age-, sex-, and education-matched healthy controls (HCs) underwent magnetic resonance imaging examination. Imaging data were analyzed using two-sample t-tests to identify group differences in FA and MD values...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Mariana Charantola Silva, Marina Peduzzi, Carine Teles Sangaleti, Dirceu da Silva, Heloise Fernandes Agreli, Michael A West, Neil R Anderson
OBJECTIVE: To adapt and validate the Team Climate Inventory scale, of teamwork climate measurement, for the Portuguese language, in the context of primary health care in Brazil. METHODS: Methodological study with quantitative approach of cross-cultural adaptation (translation, back-translation, synthesis, expert committee, and pretest) and validation with 497 employees from 72 teams of the Family Health Strategy in the city of Campinas, SP, Southeastern Brazil. We verified reliability by the Cronbach's alpha, construct validity by the confirmatory factor analysis with SmartPLS software, and correlation by the job satisfaction scale...
June 10, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
Rosa Maria de Albuquerque Freire, Maria José Lumini Landeiro, Maria Manuela Ferreira Pereira da Silva Martins, Teresa Martins, Heloísa Helena Ciqueto Peres
OBJECTIVES: to acknowledge and compare the health promotion and complications' prevention practices performed by nurses working in hospital and primary health care contexts. METHODS: descriptive, exploratory and crosscutting study, performed with 474 nurses selected by convenience sampling. It was used a form that encompassed two categories of descriptive statements about quality in the professional exercise of nurses. This study had ethical committee approval. RESULTS: the nurses' population was mainly women (87,3%) with an average age of 35,5 years...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Heloísa de Carvalho Torres, Fernanda Figueredo Chaves, Daniel Dutra Romualdo da Silva, Adriana Aparecida Bosco, Beatriz Diniz Gabriel, Ilka Afonso Reis, Júlia Santos Nunes Rodrigues, Adriana Silvina Pagano
OBJECTIVE: to translate, adapt and validate the contents of the Diabetes Medical Management Plan for the Brazilian context. This protocol was developed by the American Diabetes Association and guides the procedure of educators for the care of children and adolescents with diabetes in schools. METHOD: this methodological study was conducted in four stages: initial translation, synthesis of initial translation, back translation and content validation by an expert committee, composed of 94 specialists (29 applied linguists and 65 health professionals), for evaluation of the translated version through an online questionnaire...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
G Ciprandi, P Comite, M Mussap, M De Amici, S Quaglini, F Barocci, G L Marseglia, E Scala
BACKGROUND: Birch allergy (BA) is a common pollinosis caused by the allergens Bet v 1, Bet v 2, and Bet v 4. Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is frequently associated with BA. A gradient of sensitization to birch allergen across Europe has been reported. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the birch sensitization profile, including OAS, across Italy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 854 patients (391 males, mean age 35.9 years, range 18-93 years): 196 patients were recruited in Genoa, 188 in northern Italy, 359 in central Italy, and 111 in southern Italy...
2016: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
Noémi Berlin, Léontine Goldzahl, Florence Jusot, Ivan Berlin
INTRODUCTION: Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with adverse perinatal and postnatal health outcomes. The efficacy of nicotine replacement therapies in helping pregnant smokers to quit is not clearly demonstrated; therefore new interventions should be proposed and assessed. Financial incentives rewarding abstinence from tobacco smoking is one of the promising options. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of financial incentives on smoking abstinence among French pregnant smokers...
2016: BMJ Open
Carmen Suárez, Antonio Pose, Manuel Montero-Pérez-Barquero, Jaume Roquer, Jaime Gállego, Carles Ràfols, Daniel Cazorla, José Vivancos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To validate the satisfaction questionnaire Anti-Clot-Treatment Scale (ACTS) in outpatients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) treated with oral anticoagulants attended in Internal Medicine and Neurology departments in Spain. METHODS: In this cross-sectional and multicentrer study, 1,337 outpatients aged≥18 years, with NVAF, treated with oral anticoagulants≥3 months, attended in Internal Medicine and Neurology departments in Spain were analyzed...
September 2, 2016: Medicina Clínica
A Muniesa, F O Mardones, M C Chávez, L Montoya, J A Cabanillas, I de Blas, B Martínez-López
White spot disease (WSD), caused by the white spot syndrome virus, is currently one of the primary causes of mortality and economic losses in the shrimp farming industry worldwide. In Mexico, shrimp production is one of the most important primary activities generating an annual income of USD 711 million. However, WSD introduction in 1999 had a devastating impact for the Mexican shrimp industry. The aim of this study was to characterize the WSD spatio-temporal patterns and to identify the primary risk factors contributing to WSD occurrence from 2005 to 2011 in Sinaloa, Mexico...
July 8, 2016: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Érika Chediak Mori, Alessandra Vitorino Naghettini
UNLABELLED: Considering the worker's health one of the Unified Health System (SUS) tasks, the Primary Health Care (PHC) and the Family Health Strategy (FHS) play an important role in the development of health actions in the field health-work. In Brazil, where the number of informal and domiciled jobs is high, the FHS becomes a reference in the workers' health actions. Therefore, if the FHS is not attentive to the relation between professional occupation and disease, several diseases that affect workers can overload the system without obtaining a cure...
June 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
D Gutiérrez Fernández, A Moreno-Ancillo, S Fernández Meléndez, C Domínguez-Noche, P Gálvez Ruiz, T Alfaya Arias
INTRODUCTION: Hymenoptera venom immunotherapy (VIT) is an effective treatment but not one devoid of risk as both local and systemic adverse reactions may occur especially in the initial stages of treatment. We compared the tolerance to three buildup protocols of VIT and analyzed risk factors associated with adverse reactions occurring in this phase. METHODS: We enrolled 165 patients divided into three groups based on the buildup protocol used (3, 4, 9 weeks). Severity of systemic reactions was evaluated according to World Allergy Organization model...
April 19, 2016: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
G Ciprandi, P Comite, M Mussap, M De Amici, S Quaglini, F Barocci, G Marseglia, E Scala
BACKGROUND: Birch allergy (BA) is a common pollinosis. Bet v 1, Bet v 2, and Bet v 4 are birch allergen molecules. Oral allergic syndrome (OAS) is frequently associated with BA. Previously, it has been reported that there is a gradient of birch allergen sensitization profile across Europe. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the birch sensitization profile, including OAS, across Italy. METHODS: This retrospective study considered a series of 854 patients (391 males, mean age 35...
April 11, 2016: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
Xin Huang, Sheng-Hong Li, Fu-Qing Zhou, Ying Zhang, Yu-Lin Zhong, Feng-Qin Cai, Yi Shao, Xian-Jun Zeng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the underlying regional homogeneity (ReHo) of brain-activity abnormalities in patients with comitant strabismus (CS) and their relationship with behavioral performance. METHODS: Twenty patients with CS (ten men and ten women) and 20 (ten men and ten women) age-, sex-, and education-matched healthy controls (HCs) underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging scans. The ReHo method was used to assess local features of spontaneous brain activities...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Sandrine Guis, Philippe Berbis, Delphine Stephan, Daniel Bertin, Florent Amatore, Nathalie Balandraud, Nathalie Lesavre, Sophie Desplat-Jégo
BACKGROUND: TNF weakly inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) is member of the TNF ligand superfamily. Various data support that TWEAK produced by synovial macrophages may contribute to synovitis observed in psoriatic arthritis (PsoA). In PsoA, anti-TNF therapy has been successful in agreement with the key role of TNF in the pathogenesis and the generation by PsoA patients of anti-TNF autoantibodies referred as "beneficial autoimmunity to pro-inflammatory mediators". However, the role of TNF-alpha in the regulation of TWEAK modulation of inflammation during PsoA remains unknown...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Gang Tan, Xin Huang, Ying Zhang, An-Hua Wu, Yu-Lin Zhong, Kai Wu, Fu-Qing Zhou, Yi Shao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to use amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) to investigate local features of spontaneous brain activity in patients with congenital comitant strabismus and clarify their relationship with emotional and psychosocial problems. METHODS: A total of 20 patients with congenital comitant strabismus (ten males and ten females), and 20 healthy controls (ten males and ten females) closely matched in age, sex, and education underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging scans...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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