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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352708/a-systematic-review-and-discussion-of-symptom-specific-cognitive-behavioural-approaches-to-delusions-and-hallucinations
#1
Tania M Lincoln, Emmanuelle Peters
Studies on cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis (CBTp) have developed from evaluating generic approaches to focusing on specific symptoms. The evidence for targeted studies on delusions and hallucinations was reviewed. We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effect of individualized CBT-based interventions focusing either on delusions or on hallucinations. Twelve suitable RCTs were identified. Four RCTs focused on delusions, of which three took a focused approach targeting mechanisms assumed causal to persecutory delusions...
January 16, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352642/lgals4-ceacam6-tspan8-and-col1a2-blood-markers-for-colorectal-cancer-validation-in-a-cohort-of-subjects-with-positive-fecal-immunochemical-test-result
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Maria Teresa Rodia, Rossella Solmi, Francesco Pasini, Elena Nardi, Gabriella Mattei, Giampaolo Ugolini, Luigi Ricciardiello, Pierluigi Strippoli, Rossella Miglio, Mattia Lauriola
BACKGROUND: A noninvasive blood test for the early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) is highly required. We evaluated a panel of 4 mRNAs as putative markers of CRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We tested LGALS4, CEACAM6, TSPAN8, and COL1A2, referred to as the CELTiC panel, using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, on subjects with positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT) results and undergoing colonoscopy. Using a nonparametric test and multinomial logistic model, FIT-positive subjects were compared with CRC patients and healthy individuals...
December 12, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352582/a-microfluidic-distributor-combining-minimal-volume-minimal-dispersion-and-minimal-sensitivity-to-clogging
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Sander Jespers, Sander Deridder, Gert Desmet
A new type of microfluidic flow distributor (referred to as the mixed mode or MM-distributor) is proposed. Its performance characteristics are determined using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), both in the absence and the presence of clogging, which is an important problem in microfluidic systems. A comparison is made with two existing, well-performing distributor types: the bifurcating (BF) distributor and an optimized diverging distributor, the so-called radially interconnected (RI) distributor. It was found that, in the absence of clogging, the MM-distributor produces only a little more dispersion than the bifurcating (BF) distributor, but much less than the radially interconnected (RI) distributor...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352548/prediction-of-psychosis-across-protocols-and-risk-cohorts-using-automated-language-analysis
#4
Cheryl M Corcoran, Facundo Carrillo, Diego Fernández-Slezak, Gillinder Bedi, Casimir Klim, Daniel C Javitt, Carrie E Bearden, Guillermo A Cecchi
Language and speech are the primary source of data for psychiatrists to diagnose and treat mental disorders. In psychosis, the very structure of language can be disturbed, including semantic coherence (e.g., derailment and tangentiality) and syntactic complexity (e.g., concreteness). Subtle disturbances in language are evident in schizophrenia even prior to first psychosis onset, during prodromal stages. Using computer-based natural language processing analyses, we previously showed that, among English-speaking clinical (e...
February 2018: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352514/an-integrative-review-exploring-the-physical-and-psychological-harm-inherent-in-using-restraint-in-mental-health-inpatient-settings
#5
Pauline Cusack, Frank Patrick Cusack, Sue McAndrew, Mick McKeown, Joy Duxbury
In Western society, policy and legislation seeks to minimize restrictive interventions, including physical restraint; yet research suggests the use of such practices continues to raise concerns. Whilst international agreement has sought to define physical restraint, diversity in the way in which countries use restraint remains disparate. Research to date has reported on statistics regarding restraint, how and why it is used, and staff and service user perspectives about its use. However, there is limited evidence directly exploring the physical and psychological harm restraint may cause to people being cared for within mental health inpatient settings...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352497/redox-potential-an-intrinsic-parameter-of-the-rumen-environment
#6
REVIEW
Y Huang, J P Marden, C Julien, C Bayourthe
The ruminal ecosystem is a fermentative milieu which is interesting to discuss in terms of its redox status as a reflection of an intense bacterial activity. The objective of this systematic literature review is to quantitatively analyze data collected on redox potential (Eh) in the rumen and to explore relationship between ruminal Eh, nature of the diet fed to ruminants, and ruminal fermentation parameters. Data obtained from 15 studies comprising 24 different diets was used in the analysis. Studies included in the data file were selected based on the criteria of: (i) the nature of the reference electrode was specified, (ii) the ruminal Eh was recorded simultaneously to pH, (iii) animal body weight (BW) and dry matter intake (DMI) were reported and (iv) the composition of the diet was precisely described...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352492/variability-of-pulsed-energy-outputs-from-three-dermatology-lasers-during-multiple-simulated-treatments
#7
J Britton
BACKGROUND: Dermatology laser treatments are undertaken at regional departments using lasers of different powers and wavelengths. In order to achieve good outcomes there need to be good consistency of laser output across different weeks as it is custom and practice to break down the treatments into individual fractions. Departments will also collect information from test patches to help decide on the most appropriate treatment parameters for individual patients. OBJECTIVES: The objective of these experiments is to assess the variability of the energy outputs from a small number of lasers across multiple weeks at realistic parameters...
January 20, 2018: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352475/characteristics-of-proanthocyanidins-in-leaves-of-chamaecyparis-obtusa-var-formosana-as-strong-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitors
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Chia-Yun Hsu, Gong-Min Lin, Huan-You Lin, Shang-Tzen Chang
BACKGROUND: In recent decades there has been a growing demand for natural products with a view to using them as α-glucosidase inhibitors for reducing postprandial hyperglycemia. The hot water extract from Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana (Hayata) Rehder (Cupressaceae) (HWE) leaves and its soluble fractions were screened for α-glucosidase inhibition properties. The n-butanol soluble fraction of HWE was further fractionated into fourteen subfractions (B1-B14) using a Sephadex LH-20 column...
January 20, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352474/pharmacokinetics-of-single-dose-sildenafil-administered-orally-in-clinically-healthy-dogs-effect-of-feeding-and-dose-proportionality
#9
R Akabane, T Sato, A Sakatani, Y Miyagawa, H Tazaki, N Takemura
Basic information related to the pharmacokinetics of sildenafil in dogs is scarce. This study aimed to describe the pharmacokinetic properties of oral sildenafil and determine the effect of feeding and dose proportionality. The effect of feeding on pharmacokinetics of sildenafil (1 mg/kg) was investigated using a crossover study with six dogs. In addition, the dose proportionality of sildenafil ranging 1-4 mg/kg was evaluated using five dogs in the fasted states. The plasma concentrations of sildenafil were determined using high-performance liquid chromatography, and pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated using a noncompartmental analysis...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352470/a-laser-optical-method-for-predicting-adulteration-of-clover-honey-bee
#10
A E El-Raie, H E Hassan, A A Abd El-Rahman, R A Shaimaa
The authenticity of honey is great importance for commercial and health reasons. Adulteration of honey bee with cheaper sweetening materials has been used. The objectives of this study were: 1) To evaluate the quality of honey bee according to physicochemical characteristics, 2) To estimate the transmission property of prediction of honey using visible laser technique, and 3) Possibility of adulteration of honey bee according to high transmission intensity of laser beam through Clover honey bee. Helium-neon (He-Ne) laser in the visible light with wavelengths 632...
January 20, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352441/utility-of-tumor-burden-score-to-stratify-prognosis-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-cancer-results-of-4759-cases-from-ita-li-ca-study-group
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Alessandro Vitale, Quirino Lai, Fabio Farinati, Laura Bucci, Edoardo G Giannini, Lucia Napoli, Francesca Ciccarese, Gian Lodovico Rapaccini, Maria Di Marco, Eugenio Caturelli, Marco Zoli, Franco Borzio, Rodolfo Sacco, Giuseppe Cabibbo, Roberto Virdone, Fabio Marra, Martina Felder, Filomena Morisco, Luisa Benvegnù, Antonio Gasbarrini, Gianluca Svegliati-Baroni, Francesco Giuseppe Foschi, Gabriele Missale, Alberto Masotto, Gerardo Nardone, Antonio Colecchia, Mauro Bernardi, Franco Trevisani, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Dichotomous models like Milan Criteria represent the routinely used tools for predicting the outcome of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, a paradigm shift from a dichotomous to continuous prognostic stratification should represent a good strategy for improving the prediction process. Recently, the tumor burden score (TBS) has been proposed for selecting patients with colorectal liver metastases. To date, TBS has not been validated in a large HCC population...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352330/relationship-between-power-duration-parameters-and-mechanical-and-anthropometric-properties-of-the-thigh-in-elite-cyclists
#12
Mehdi Kordi, Campbell Menzies, Len Parker Simpson
PURPOSE: The curvature constant (W') and asymptote (critical power; CP) of the power-duration relationship are important parameters for explaining cycling performance. Short-duration endurance cycling events rely more heavily on the W'; however, the full mechanistic underpinning of this parameter is yet to be determined. Evidence suggests both muscle volume and muscle strength may contribute to the magnitude of W'. Therefore, the present study investigated the relationship between power-duration parameters (CP and W') and (1) anthropometric and (2) mechanical properties of thigh muscles in a sample of elite cyclists...
January 19, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352324/efficient-genome-wide-genotyping-strategies-and-data-integration-in-crop-plants
#13
REVIEW
Davoud Torkamaneh, Brian Boyle, François Belzile
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized plant and animal research by providing powerful genotyping methods. This review describes and discusses the advantages, challenges and, most importantly, solutions to facilitate data processing, the handling of missing data, and cross-platform data integration. Next-generation sequencing technologies provide powerful and flexible genotyping methods to plant breeders and researchers. These methods offer a wide range of applications from genome-wide analysis to routine screening with a high level of accuracy and reproducibility...
January 19, 2018: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352282/an-energy-efficient-failure-detector-for-vehicular-cloud-computing
#14
Jiaxi Liu, Zhibo Wu, Jian Dong, Jin Wu, Dongxin Wen
Failure detectors are one of the fundamental components for maintaining the high availability of vehicular cloud computing. In vehicular cloud computing, lots of RSUs are deployed along the road to improve the connectivity. Many of them are equipped with solar battery due to the unavailability or excess expense of wired electrical power. So it is important to reduce the battery consumption of RSU. However, the existing failure detection algorithms are not designed to save battery consumption RSU. To solve this problem, a new energy-efficient failure detector 2E-FD has been proposed specifically for vehicular cloud computing...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352273/binder-free-sheet-type-all-solid-state-batteries-with-enhanced-rate-capabilities-and-high-energy-densities
#15
Mari Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Terauchi, Atsushi Sakuda, Masanari Takahashi
All-solid-state batteries using inorganic solid electrolytes are considered promising energy storage systems because of their safety and long life. Stackable and compact sheet-type all-solid-state batteries are urgently needed for industrial applications such as smart grids and electric vehicles. A binder is usually indispensable to the construction of sheet-type batteries; however, it can decrease the power and cycle performance of the battery. Here we report the first fabrication of a binder-free sheet-type battery...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352271/sex-disparity-in-cancer-roles-of-micrornas-and-related-functional-players
#16
REVIEW
Alessandra Carè, Maria Bellenghi, Paola Matarrese, Lucia Gabriele, Stefano Salvioli, Walter Malorni
A sexual dimorphism at the cellular level has been suggested to play a role in cancer onset and progression. In particular, very recent studies have unraveled striking differences between cells carrying XX or XY chromosomes in terms of response to stressful stimuli, indicating the presence of genetic and epigenetic differences determining sex-specific metabolic or phenotypic traits. Although this field of investigation is still in its infancy, available data suggest a key role of sexual chromosomes in determining cell life or death...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352257/robust-phenotype-prediction-from-gene-expression-data-using-differential-shrinkage-of-co-regulated-genes
#17
Kourosh Zarringhalam, David Degras, Christoph Brockel, Daniel Ziemek
Discovery of robust diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers is a key to optimizing therapeutic benefit for select patient cohorts - an idea commonly referred to as precision medicine. Most discovery studies to derive such markers from high-dimensional transcriptomics datasets are weakly powered with sample sizes in the tens of patients. Therefore, highly regularized statistical approaches are essential to making generalizable predictions. At the same time, prior knowledge-driven approaches have been successfully applied to the manual interpretation of high-dimensional transcriptomics datasets...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352244/a-very-large-perpendicular-magnetic-anisotropy-in-pt-co-mgo-trilayers-fabricated-by-controlling-the-mgo-sputtering-power-and-its-thickness
#18
Hyung Keun Gweon, Seok Jin Yun, Sang Ho Lim
The perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) properties of Pt/Co/MgO trilayers are investigated as a function of the MgO sputtering power (PMgO) and its thickness (tMgO), both of which are important parameters affecting the degree of oxygen interpenetration into Co during sputtering. A strong PMA is achieved at small values of PMgO and tMgO, where the oxygen interpenetration into Co is expected to be small. The range of oxygen interpenetration is relatively extended in such a way that it affects both the Pt/Co and Co/MgO interfaces...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352237/wearable-sweat-rate-sensors-for-human-thermal-comfort-monitoring
#19
Jai Kyoung Sim, Sunghyun Yoon, Young-Ho Cho
We propose watch-type sweat rate sensors capable of automatic natural ventilation by integrating miniaturized thermo-pneumatic actuators, and experimentally verify their performances and applicability. Previous sensors using natural ventilation require manual ventilation process or high-power bulky thermo-pneumatic actuators to lift sweat rate detection chambers above skin for continuous measurement. The proposed watch-type sweat rate sensors reduce operation power by minimizing expansion fluid volume to 0...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352185/genetic-fingerprinting-of-salmon-louse-lepeophtheirus-salmonis-populations-in-the-north-east-atlantic-using-a-random-forest-classification-approach
#20
A Jacobs, M De Noia, K Praebel, Ø Kanstad-Hanssen, M Paterno, D Jackson, P McGinnity, A Sturm, K R Elmer, M S Llewellyn
Caligid sea lice represent a significant threat to salmonid aquaculture worldwide. Population genetic analyses have consistently shown minimal population genetic structure in North Atlantic Lepeophtheirus salmonis, frustrating efforts to track louse populations and improve targeted control measures. The aim of this study was to test the power of reduced representation library sequencing (IIb-RAD sequencing) coupled with random forest machine learning algorithms to define markers for fine-scale discrimination of louse populations...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
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