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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809645/screening-for-functional-cognition-in-postacute-care-and-the-improving-medicare-post-acute-care-transformation-impact-act-of-2014
#1
Gordon Muir Giles, Dorothy Farrar Edwards, M Tracy Morrison, Carolyn Baum, Timothy J Wolf
Occupational therapists have a long history of assessing functional cognition, defined as the ability to use and integrate thinking and performance skills to accomplish complex everyday activities. In response to passage of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-185), the American Occupational Therapy Association has been advocating that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services consider functional cognition for inclusion in routine patient assessment in postacute care settings, with important implications for occupational therapy...
September 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798007/industrial-pollutants-and-nasopharyngeal-cancer-an-open-question
#2
Roberto Menicagli, Gianni Bolla, Laura Menicagli, Anastassia Esseiridou
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma represents 0.7% of the total cancer cases in the world with an ASR index of 1.7 and is widely associated with Epstein-Barr virus. It is not common in Italy (ASR index of 0.5) while in China (ASR 1.9), one third of the clinical cases are observed in Guangdong (ASR index 11.3). It is also quite common in Malaysia and Indonesia. The activation of the cancerogenesis process happens after the exposure to some environmental parameters that epidemiological studies have indicated with various dietary habits, mainly for salted fish consumption...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782502/society-for-maternal-fetal-medicine-smfm-consult-series-43-hepatitis-c-in-pregnancy-screening-treatment-and-management
#3
Brenna L Hughes, Charlotte M Page, Jeffrey A Kuller
In the United States, 1-2.5% of pregnant women are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), which carries an approximately 5% risk of transmission from mother to infant. HCV can be transmitted to the infant in utero or during the peripartum period, and infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, including fetal growth restriction and low birth weight. The purpose of this document is to discuss the current evidence regarding HCV in pregnancy and to provide recommendations on screening, treatment, and management of this disease during pregnancy...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782337/diagnosis-management-and-prevention-of-hepatitis-c-in-pakistan-2017
#4
Muhammad Umar, Hamama-Tul-Bushra Khaar, Tayyab Saeed Akhter, Faiza Aslam, Syed Irfan Ahmad, Rai Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Khurram, Tassawar Hussain, Amjad Salamat, Anwar A Khan, Fazal-E-Hadi, Zahid Mahmood Minhas, Hasnain Ali Shah, Javed Farooqui, Asif Abbas Naqvi, Aftab Mohsin, Waseem-Ud-Din, Sohail Iqbal Bhutta, Sibt Ul Hasnain Syed, Saleem Qureshi, Tashfeen Adam, Moazzam Uddin, Ghias-U-Nabi Tayyab, Najeeb Ul Haq, Atifa Shoaib, Saima Ambreen, Arslan Shahzad, Nadeem Ikram, Gul Nisar, Mohammad Mujeeb Khan, Mohammad Osama
Aims and Objectives: Since the advent of direct acting antiviral agents, there is a revolutionary change in the management of HCV infection. Newer drugs with different mechanism of action are being introduced and are expected to be available in coming few months in Pakistan as well. The main purpose of the guideline is to review and induct the latest research in field of HCV infection in Pakistani perspective so that our healthcare professionals can apply the new recommendations in timely and judicial manner...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770891/feedback-in-a-clinical-setting-a-way-forward-to-enhance-student-s-learning-through-constructive-feedback
#5
Amber Shamim Sultan, Muhammad Arif Mateen Khan
Feedback is considered as a dynamic process in which information about the observed performance is used to promote the desirable behaviour and correct the negative ones. The importance of feedback is widely acknowledged, but still there seems to be inconsistency in the amount, type and timing of feedback received from the clinical faculty. No significant effort has been put forward from the educator end to empower the learners with the skills of receiving and using the feedback effectively. Some institutions conduct faculty development workshops and courses to facilitate the clinicians on how best to deliver constructive feedback to the learners...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766277/a-review-on-use-of-botulinum-toxin-for-intractable-lacrimal-drainage-disorders
#6
REVIEW
Swati Singh, Mohammad Javed Ali, Friedrich Paulsen
PURPOSE: To review the published literature on botulinum toxin (BTX) for epiphora secondary to refractory lacrimal drainage disorders. METHODS: The authors performed a Pub Med search of all articles published in English on BTX injection into lacrimal gland for epiphora secondary to lacrimal drainage disorders. Relevant cross-references were obtained from the resultant studies. Data reviewed included demographics, indications, dose of BTX, number of injections, transconjunctival or transcutaneous route, outcomes and complications...
August 1, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761475/the-helminths-causing-surgical-or-endoscopic-abdominal-intervention-a-review-article
#7
REVIEW
Erdal Uysal, Mehmet Dokur
BACKGROUND: Helminths sometimes require surgical or endoscopic intervention. Helminths may cause acute abdomen, mechanical intestinal obstruction, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, perforation, hepatitis, pancreatitis, and appendicitis. This study aimed to determine the surgical diseases that helminths cause and to gather, analyze the case reports, case series and original articles about this topic in literature. METHODS: This study was designed as a retrospective observational study...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749987/dude-seq-fast-flexible-and-robust-denoising-for-targeted-amplicon-sequencing
#8
Byunghan Lee, Taesup Moon, Sungroh Yoon, Tsachy Weissman
We consider the correction of errors from nucleotide sequences produced by next-generation targeted amplicon sequencing. The next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms can provide a great deal of sequencing data thanks to their high throughput, but the associated error rates often tend to be high. Denoising in high-throughput sequencing has thus become a crucial process for boosting the reliability of downstream analyses. Our methodology, named DUDE-Seq, is derived from a general setting of reconstructing finite-valued source data corrupted by a discrete memoryless channel and effectively corrects substitution and homopolymer indel errors, the two major types of sequencing errors in most high-throughput targeted amplicon sequencing platforms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745080/improving-understanding-of-trigger-points-and-widespread-pressure-pain-sensitivity-in-tension-type-headache-patients-clinical-implications
#9
César Fernández-De-Las-Peñas, Lars Arendt-Nielsen
The underlying etiology of tension type headache (TTH) is not understood. The current paper highlights the etiologic role of muscle trigger points (TrPs) to the development and maintenance of central sensitization in TTH and its clinical repercussion for proper management of these patients. Areas covered: A literature search on Pub Med for English-language published papers between 1990 and May 2017 to provide the most updated data on the topic was conducted. Current literature suggests that the referred pain elicited by active trigger points (TrPs) contributes to the manifestations of TTH...
July 26, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737288/linkage-disequilibrium-among-commonly-genotyped-snp-variants-detected-from-bull-sequence
#10
W M Snelling, L A Kuehn, B N Keel, R M Thallman, G L Bennett
Genomic prediction utilizing causal variants could increase selection accuracy above that achieved with SNPs genotyped by currently available arrays used for genomic selection. A number of variants detected from sequencing influential sires are likely to be causal, but noticeable improvements in prediction accuracy using imputed sequence variant genotypes have not been reported. Improvement in accuracy of predicted breeding values may be limited by the accuracy of imputed sequence variants. Using genotypes of SNPs on a high-density array and non-synonymous SNPs detected in sequence from influential sires of a multibreed population, results of this examination suggest that linkage disequilibrium between non-synonymous and array SNPs may be insufficient for accurate imputation from the array to sequence...
July 24, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734255/use-of-electronic-cigarettes-in-public-and-private-settings-in-barcelona-spain
#11
Nuria Matilla-Santander, Marcela Fu, Montse Ballbè, Kailey Bunch, Cristina Lidón-Moyano, Juan Carlos Martín-Sánchez, Esteve Fernández, Jose M Martínez-Sánchez
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of e-cigarette users who use them in selected indoor public and workplaces, and private venues in Barcelona (Spain) in 2015. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of a sample of e-cigarette users (≥ 18 years) from Barcelona (n = 600). We calculated the proportion of e-cigarette users who used the device in public and private settings (in the last 30 days). We fit multivariate logistic regression models adjusted for sex and age to calculate the odds ratios (OR) with their 95% confidence intervals (CI) of e-cigarette use by socio-demographic factors, dual use and nicotine-containing e-cigarettes...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722001/enamel-color-changes-following-orthodontic-treatment
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REVIEW
Akshaya Pandian, Sukanya Ranganathan, Sridevi Padmanabhan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the effect of various orthodontic bonding systems and clean up procedures on quantitative enamel colour change. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was done to identify the studies that assessed the quantitative enamel colour change associated with the various bonding systems and cleanup procedures. Electronic database (Pub Med, Cochrane and Google Scholar) were searched. First stage screening was performed and the abstracts were selected according to the initial selection criteria...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714072/survival-of-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-acute-peptic-ulcer-bleeding-compared-with-variceal-bleeding-using-current-first-line-therapies
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Alba Ardevol, Gemma Ibañez-Sanz, Joaquim Profitos, Carles Aracil, Josep M Castellvi, Edilmar Alvarado, Alba Cachero, Diana Horta, Josep Miñana, Bárbara Gomez-Pastrana, Oana Pavel, Eva Dueñas, Meritxell Casas, Montserrat Planella, Jose Castellote J, Candid Villanueva
The presence of cirrhosis increases the mortality of patients with peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB). Both acute variceal bleeding (AVB) and PUB are associated with substantial mortality in cirrhosis. This multicenter cohort study was performed to assess whether the mortality of cirrhotic patients with PUB is different from that of those with AVB. Patients with cirrhosis and acute gastrointestinal bleeding were consecutively included and treated with somatostatin and PPI infusion from admission and with antibiotic prophylaxis...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710279/ubmes-and-ubfluor-novel-probes-for-rbr-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-parkin
#14
Sungjin Park, Peter K Foote, David T Krist, Sarah E Rice, Alexander V Statsyuk
Ring-Between-Ring (RBR) E3 ligases have been implicated in autoimmune disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. The functions of many RBR E3s are poorly defined and their regulation is complex, involving posttranslational modifications and allosteric regulation with other protein partners. The functional complexity of RBRs, coupled with the complexity of the native ubiquitination reaction that requires ATP, E1, and E2 enzymes, makes it difficult to study these ligases for basic research and therapeutic purposes...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704109/heterogeneity-in-drinking-practices-in-england-and-wales-and-its-association-with-violent-behavior-a-latent-class-analysis
#15
Carly Lightowlers
BACKGROUND: Crude single-item consumption metrics, such as "binge drinking" measures, mask the complexity and heterogeneity in young people's drinking; thus limiting our understanding of young people's drinking patterns as well as how alcohol drinking is associated with violent outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The current study employed a range of consumption and contextual indicators to explore heterogeneity in young people's (16-29 years) drinking practices, giving due consideration to their social nature...
July 13, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701375/spata2-regulates-the-activation-of-ripk1-by-modulating-linear-ubiquitination
#16
Ran Wei, Lily Wen Xu, Jianping Liu, Yanxia Li, Pei Zhang, Bing Shan, Xiaojuan Lu, Lihui Qian, Zheming Wu, Kangyun Dong, Hong Zhu, Lifeng Pan, Junying Yuan, Heling Pan
Stimulation of cells with TNFα leads to the formation of the TNF-R1 signaling complex (TNF-RSC) to mediate downstream cellular fate decision. Activation of the TNF-RSC is modulated by different types of ubiquitination and may lead to cell death, including apoptosis and necroptosis, in both RIPK1-dependent and RIPK1-independent manners. Spata2 (spermatogenesis-associated 2) is an adaptor protein recruited into the TNF-RSC to modulate the interaction between the linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex (LUBAC) and the deubiquitinase CYLD (cylindromatosis)...
June 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698721/is-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-a-sign-of-encephalitis-in-iranian-newborns-prevalence-of-hsv-infection-in-pregnant-women-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Masoumeh Arabsalmani, Meysam Behzadifar, Hamid Reza Baradaranmd, Mansoureh Toghae, Gholam Beyranvand, Alireza Olyaeemanesh, Masoud Behzadifar
OBJECTIVE: Herpes Simplex virus (HSV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of herpes simplex virus in pregnant women in Iran. MATERIALS & METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted to study the HSV subtypes in Persian and English papers through several databases. We searched Pub Med, Scopus, Ovid, Science Direct and national databases as Magiran, Iranmedex and Science Information Database (SID) up to October 2015...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693556/evidence-for-a-comprehensive-approach-to-aboriginal-tobacco-control-to-maintain-the-decline-in-smoking-an-overview-of-reviews-among-indigenous-peoples
#18
Catherine Chamberlain, Susan Perlen, Sue Brennan, Lucie Rychetnik, David Thomas, Raglan Maddox, Noore Alam, Emily Banks, Andrew Wilson, Sandra Eades
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking is a leading cause of disease and premature mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians. While the daily smoking prevalence among Indigenous Australians has declined significantly from 49% in 2001, it remains about three times higher than that of non-Indigenous Australians (39 and 14%, respectively, for age ≥15 years in 2014-15). This overview of systematic reviews aimed to synthesise evidence about reducing tobacco consumption among Indigenous peoples using a comprehensive framework for Indigenous tobacco control in Australia comprised of the National Tobacco Strategy (NTS) and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (NATSIHP) principles and priorities...
July 10, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691266/empowerment-of-family-caregivers-of-adults-and-elderly-persons-a-concept-analysis
#19
Sayori Sakanashi, Kimie Fujita
AIM: This concept analysis defined and described the components of empowerment of family caregivers who care for adults and the elderly. METHODS: Rodgers evolutionary method of concept analysis was used. Data sources included Pub Med, CINAHL, Scopus, and Igaku Chuo Zasshi. Thirty articles published between 1995 and 2015 focusing on the empowerment of family caregivers providing care to adults and the elderly were selected. RESULT: The analysis reveals 6 attributes, 5 antecedents, and 5 consequences...
July 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689991/ubiquitin-phosphorylated-at-ser57-hyper-activates-parkin
#20
Susanna George, Sabrina M Wang, Yumin Bi, Margot Treidlinger, Kathryn R Barber, Gary S Shaw, Patrick O'Donoghue
Malfunction of the ubiquitin (Ub) E3 ligase, parkin, leads to defects in mitophagy and protein quality control linked to Parkinson's disease. Parkin activity is stimulated by phosphorylation of Ub at Ser65 (pUb(S65)). Since the upstream kinase is only known for Ser65 (PINK1), the biochemical function of other phosphorylation sites on Ub remain largely unknown. We used fluorescently labelled and site-specifically phosphorylated Ub substrates to quantitatively relate the position and stoichiometry of Ub phosphorylation to parkin activation...
July 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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