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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438837/an-unpredicted-aggregation-critical-region-of-the-actin-polymerizing-protein-triobp-1-tara-determined-by-elucidation-of-its-domain-structure
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Nicholas J Bradshaw, Antony S K Yerabham, Rita Marreiros, Tao Zhang, Luitgard Nagel-Steger, Carsten Korth
Protein aggregation resulting from disruptions in proteostasis in the brains of patients with chronic mental illness is an emerging theme particularly in the study of schizophrenia. For example, proteins such as Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) and dysbindin-1B are present in insoluble aggregates, detectable within brain homogenates from such patients. Using an epitope discovery and proteomics approach to compare post-mortem brain samples from schizophrenia patients and controls, we recently identified TRIO-Binding Protein 1 (TRIOBP-1, also known as Tara) as another aggregation-associated protein...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437202/low-dose-morphine-for-dyspnea-in-terminally-ill-patients-with-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias
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Yoshinobu Matsuda, Isseki Maeda, Kazunobu Tachibana, Keiko Nakao, Yumiko Sasaki, Chikatoshi Sugimoto, Toru Arai, Akihiro Tokoro, Masanori Akira, Yoshikazu Inoue
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is highly prevalent in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine the effectiveness and safety of continuous subcutaneous morphine for dyspnea in terminally ill IIP patients. SETTING/SUBJECTS: We retrospectively reviewed cases of terminally ill IIP patients who received continuous subcutaneous morphine for dyspnea. MEASUREMENTS: We reviewed dyspnea severity measured using numerical rating scale (NRS) and respiratory rate (RR) before and two and four hours after morphine initiation...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435571/outcome-of-skeletal-reconstructive-surgery-for-metastatic-bone-tumours-in-the-femur
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N H Mohamed-Haflah, Y Kassim, I Zuchri, W Zulmi
INTRODUCTION: The role of surgery in skeletal metastasis is to reduce morbidity and improve the quality of life in terminally ill patients. We report our experience with patients who underwent skeletal reconstructive surgery for metastatic bone tumour of the femur. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty nine operations for skeletal metastasis of the femur performed in our centre between 2009 and 2015 were included in this study. We evaluated the choice of implant, complications, survival rate and functional outcome...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432854/quality-of-death-rumination-and-posttraumatic-growth-among-bereaved-family-members-of-cancer-patients-in-home-palliative-care
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Kayo Hirooka, Hiroki Fukahori, Kanako Taku, Taisuke Togari, Asao Ogawa
OBJECTIVE: The current study was designed to test the hypothesis that quality of death (QOD) and intrusive and deliberate rumination are associated with posttraumatic growth (PTG) among bereaved family members of cancer patients in home palliative care. METHODS: Data were collected from 805 bereaved family members of cancer patients who died at home in Japan. We used a cross-sectional design and participants completed Good Death Inventory, Event-Related Rumination Inventory and PTG Inventory...
April 22, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428172/how-are-non-numerical-prognostic-statements-interpreted-and-are-they-subject-to-positive-bias
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Anne Moyer, Samantha Siess, Sumeet Bhinder
OBJECTIVES: Frank, clear communication with family members of terminally ill or incapacitated patients has important implications for well-being, satisfaction with care and sound decision-making. However, numerical prognostic statements, particularly more negative ones, have been found to be interpreted in a positively biased manner. Less precise non-numerical statements, preferred by physicians, and particularly statements using threatening terms (dying vs surviving) may be even more subject to such biases...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426540/family-functioning-predicts-end-of-life-care-quality-in-patients-with-cancer-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Myung Kyung Lee, Young Ho Yun
BACKGROUND: Treating patients with cancer within a family setting is the accepted standard of care and a hallmark of end-of-life (EoL) quality of care (QoC). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether family caregiver functioning predicts EoL QoC received by terminally ill patients with cancer. METHODS: Family caregivers of terminally ill patients with cancer (n = 264) were enrolled from oncology inpatient and outpatient units of 12 large hospitals located in different regions throughout South Korea...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424854/the-effectiveness-of-narrative-enhancement-and-cognitive-therapy-a-randomized-controlled-study-of-a-self-stigma-intervention
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Lars Hansson, Annika Lexén, Joacim Holmén
PURPOSE: Stigma has been proposed to be one of the most serious obstacles to successful treatment, rehabilitation and inclusion in society of people with severe mental illness. An aspect of stigma which has been increasingly discussed is self-stigma, which refers to the internalization of negative stereotypes among people with severe mental illness. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of a group-based anti self-stigma intervention, narrative enhancement and cognitive therapy (NECT) as an add-on to treatment as usual, with regard to changes in self-stigma, self-esteem, and subjective quality of life...
April 19, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420191/designing-effective-interactions-for-concordance-around-end-of-life-care-decisions-lessons-from-hospice-admission-nurses
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Carey Candrian, Channing Tate, Kirsten Broadfoot, Alexandra Tsantes, Daniel Matlock, Jean Kutner
Near the end of life, hospice care reduces symptom-related distress and hospitalizations while improving caregiving outcomes. However, it takes time for a person to gain a sufficient understanding of hospice and decide to enroll. This decision is influenced by knowledge of hospice and its services, emotion and fear, cultural and religious beliefs, and an individual's acceptance of diagnosis. Hospice admission interactions, a key influence in shaping decisions regarding hospice care, happen particularly late in the illness trajectory and are often complex, unpredictable, and highly variable...
April 18, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419483/pharmacokinetic-study-of-intravenous-acetaminophen-administered-to-critically-ill-multiple-trauma-patients-at-the-usual-dosage-and-a-new-proposal-for-administration
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Oscar Fuster-Lluch, Pedro Zapater-Hernández, Manuel Gerónimo-Pardo
The pharmacokinetic profile of intravenous acetaminophen administered to critically ill multiple-trauma patients was studied after 4 consecutive doses of 1 g every 6 hours. Eleven blood samples were taken (predose and 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 180, 240, 300, and 360 minutes postdose), and urine was collected (during 6-hour intervals between doses) to determine serum and urine acetaminophen concentrations. These were used to calculate the following pharmacokinetic parameters: maximum and minimum concentrations, terminal half-life, area under serum concentration-time curve from 0 to 6 hours, mean residence time, volume of distribution, and serum and renal clearance of acetaminophen...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418762/challenges-persist-under-americans-with-disabilities-act-amendments-act-how-can-oncology-providers-help
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Michael Feuerstein, Amanda K Gehrke, Brian T McMahon, Megan C McMahon
PURPOSE: To determine whether the Amendments to the hallmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA; effective January 2009), which provide increased access to the antidiscrimination laws for many with chronic illness, are related to changes in workplace discrimination allegations in individuals with a history of cancer. METHODS: Information collected by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission was used to compare allegations of discrimination and their merit before (2001 to 2008) and after (2009 to 2011) implementation of the Amendments Act...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412933/beyond-quality-of-life-a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-mental-health-of-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-undergoing-dialysis-and-their-caregivers
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Beatriz Dos Santos Pereira, Neimar da Silva Fernandes, Nayara Pires de Melo, Renata Abrita, Fabiane Rossi Dos Santos Grincenkov, Natália Maria da Silva Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Patients with terminal chronic kidney disease (CKDT) requiring renal replacement therapies (RRT) undergo important changes in living habits and frequently need caregiving. These patients and their caregivers are risk groups for the development of physical and psychological symptoms. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, social support, and quality of life in patients with CKD and their caregivers. METHOD: This cross sectional study was conducted with 21 patients and their caregivers, from January to September 2015...
April 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406430/palliative-care-and-the-family-caregiver-trading-mutual-pretense-empathy-for-a-sustained-gaze-compassion
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Joy Goldsmith, Sandra L Ragan
In this conceptual piece, we survey the progress of palliative care communication and reflect back on a chapter we wrote a decade ago, which featured the communication concept of mutual pretense, first described by Glaser and Strauss (1965). This work will include an update on family caregivers and their role in cancer caregiving as well as a review of current palliative care communication curriculum available for providers. And finally, we will spotlight the conversation and research going forward on the subject of health literacy for all stakeholders; patients, families, providers, and systems...
April 13, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405065/practical-and-ethical-considerations-in-the-management-of-pacemaker-and-implantable-cardiac-defibrillator-devices-in-terminally-ill-patients
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REVIEW
Mina M Benjamin, Christine A Sorkness
More than 4.5 million people worldwide live with an implanted pacemaker, including >3 million in the USA alone. Also, >0.8 million people in the USA have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Knowing the principles of managing these devices towards the end of life is important, as the interruption of their function may have serious consequences. This article provides health care providers who are not specialized in cardiac electrophysiology with an introduction to the general principles of management of pacemakers or ICD devices towards the end of life, with a suggested algorithm for approaching this process...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402090/the-terminally-ill-can-we-prevent-suffering
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Charles L Sprung, Alexander Avidan, Benjamin W Corn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399905/cardiac-biomarkers-are-associated-with-maximum-stage-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-analysis
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Ryan Haines, Siobhan Crichton, Jessica Wilson, David Treacher, Marlies Ostermann
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate whether cardiac troponin T (cTnT), cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) and need for acute renal replacement therapy (RRT) in adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We analysed prospectively collected data for patients admitted to the ICU between June and December 2010 for non-cardiac reasons. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes creatinine criteria were applied to identify patients with AKI including those who received acute RRT...
April 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399846/palliative-sedation-challenging-the-professional-competency-of-health-care-providers-and-staff-a-qualitative-focus-group-and-personal-written-narrative-study
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Danièle Leboul, Régis Aubry, Jean-Michel Peter, Victor Royer, Jean-François Richard, Frédéric Guirimand
BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances in palliative medicine, sedating a terminally ill patient is regarded as an indispensable treatment to manage unbearable suffering. With the prospect of widespread use of palliative sedation, the feelings and representations of health care providers and staff (carers) regarding sedation must be carefully explored if we are to gain a better understanding of its impact and potential pitfalls. The objective of the study was to provide a comprehensive description of the opinions of carers about the use of sedation practices in palliative care units (PCU), which have become a focus of public attention following changes in legislation...
April 11, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396351/ms2-lysis-of-escherichia-coli-depends-on-host-chaperone-dnaj
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Karthik R Chamakura, Jennifer S Tran, Ry Young
The L protein of the ssRNA phage MS2 causes lysis of E. coli without inducing a bacteriolytic activity or inhibiting net peptidoglycan (PG) synthesis. To find host genes required for L-mediated lysis, spontaneous Ill ( insensitivity to Llysis) mutants were selected as survivors of L expression and shown to have a missense change of the highly-conserved proline (P330Q) in the C-terminal domain of DnaJ. In the dnaJP330Q host, L-mediated lysis is completely blocked at 30°C without affecting the intracellular levels of L...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395664/the-future-of-critical-care-renal-support-in-2027
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REVIEW
William R Clark, Mauro Neri, Francesco Garzotto, Zaccaria Ricci, Stuart L Goldstein, Xiaoqiang Ding, Jiarui Xu, Claudio Ronco
Since its inception four decades ago, both the clinical and technologic aspects of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) have evolved substantially. Devices now specifically designed for critically ill patients with acute kidney injury are widely available and the clinical challenges associated with treating this complex patient population continue to be addressed. However, several important questions remain unanswered, leaving doubts in the minds of many clinicians about therapy prescription/delivery and patient management...
April 11, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381583/the-sensitivity-argument-against-child-euthanasia
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Geoff Keeling
Is there a moral difference between euthanasia for terminally ill adults and euthanasia for terminally ill children? Luc Bovens considers five arguments to this effect, and argues that each is unsuccessful. In this paper, I argue that Bovens' dismissal of the sensitivity argument is unconvincing.
April 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381580/development-of-an-alternative-modified-live-influenza-b-virus-vaccine
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Jefferson J S Santos, Courtney Finch, Troy Sutton, Adebimpe Obadan, Isabel Aguirre, Zhimin Wan, Diego Lopez, Ginger Geiger, Ana Silvia Gonzalez-Reiche, Lucas Ferreri, Daniel R Perez
Influenza B virus (IBV) is considered a major human pathogen, responsible for seasonal epidemics of acute respiratory illness. Two antigenically distinct IBV HA lineages co-circulate worldwide with little cross-reactivity between each other. Live attenuated influenza virus vaccines (LAIV) have been shown to provide improved cross-protective immune responses compared to inactivated vaccines by eliciting local mucosal immunity and systemic B cell and T cell-mediated memory responses. We have previously shown that incorporation of temperature sensitive (ts) mutations in the PB1 and PB2 subunits along with a modified HA epitope tag in the C-terminus of PB1 resulted in influenza A viruses (IAV) that are safe and effective as modified live attenuated (att) virus vaccines (IAV att)...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Virology
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