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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647558/durable-chimerism-and-long-term-survival-following-unrelated-umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation-for-pediatric-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-a-single-center-experience
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Sachit A Patel, Heather A Allewelt, Jesse D Troy, Paul L Martin, Timothy A Driscoll, Vinod K Prasad, Joanne Kurtzberg, Kristin M Page, Suhag H Parikh
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening disorder of immune dysregulation characterized by fever, hepatosplenomegaly, cytopenias, CNS disease, increased inflammatory markers and hemophagocytosis. Currently, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the only curative approach for patients with HLH with reported survival ranging from 50-70% with myeloablative conditioning (MAC) regimens. However, donor availability and transplant related mortality associated with conventional MAC are major barriers to success...
June 21, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632251/effects-of-nurse-led-telephone-based-supportive-interventions-for-patients-with-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Soon-Rim Suh, Myung Kyung Lee
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: To evaluate the effects of nurse-led telephone-based supportive interventions (NTSIs) for patients with cancer.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: Electronic databases, including EMBASE®, MEDLINE, Google Scholar, 
Cochrane Library CENTRAL, ProQuest Medical Library, and CINAHL®, were searched through February 2016.
. DATA EVALUATION: 239 studies were identified; 16 were suitable for meta-analysis. Cochrane's risk of bias tool and the Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software were used...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630577/effects-of-high-velocity-elastic-band-versus-heavy-resistance-training-on-hamstring-strength-activation-and-sprint-running-performance
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Donatas Janusevicius, Audrius Snieckus, Albertas Skurvydas, Viktoras Silinskas, Eugenijus Trinkunas, Joan Aureli Cadefau, Sigitas Kamandulis
Hamstring muscle injuries occur during high-speed activities, which suggests that muscular strength at high velocities may be more important than maximal strength. This study examined hamstring adaptations to training for maximal strength and for strength at high velocities. Physically active men (n = 25; age, 23.0 ± 3.2 years) were randomly divided into: (1) a resistance training (RT, n = 8) group, which performed high-load, low-velocity concentric-eccentric hamstring contractions; (2) a resistance training concentric (RTC; n = 9) group, which performed high-load, low-velocity concentric-only hamstring contractions; and (3) a high-velocity elastic band training (HVT, n = 8) group, which performed low-load, high-velocity concentric-eccentric hamstring contractions...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604501/an-observational-study-of-the-effect-of-patient-outreach-on-return-to-care-the-earlier-the-better
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Peter F Rebeiro, Giorgos Bakoyannis, Beverly S Musick, Ronald S Braithwaite, Kara K Wools-Kaloustian, Winstone Nyandiko, Fatma Some, Paula Braitstein, Constantin T Yiannoutsos
BACKGROUND: The burden of HIV remains heaviest in resource-limited settings, where problems of losses to care, silent transfers, gaps in care, and incomplete mortality ascertainment have been recognized. METHODS: Patients in care at Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) clinics from 2001-2011 were included in this retrospective observational study. Patients missing an appointment were traced by trained staff; those found alive were counseled to return to care (RTC)...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593365/urinary-symptoms-after-bladder-flap-at-the-time-of-primary-cesarean-delivery-a-randomized-controlled-trial-rtc
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Amy L O'Boyle, Bethany M Mulla, Shannon V Lamb, Joy A Greer, Stuart H Shippey, Nanette L Rollene
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate urinary symptoms in the postpartum period after omission of the bladder flap at the time of primary cesarean delivery. METHODS: This was a single-blind parallel-group randomized comparison (bladder flap, no bladder flap) in women scheduled for a primary cesarean delivery at 37 weeks gestation or later. The primary outcome was urinary symptom scores at 6-8 weeks postpartum. Secondary outcomes included comparisons of preoperative and postoperative pelvic floor symptom scores and the proportions of symptom bother responses between the study groups...
June 2, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583726/results-of-short-term-radiotherapy-followed-by-radical-surgery-for-rectal-cancer-a-long-term-unicenter-observational-study
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Yolanda Saralegui, José M Enríquez-Navascués, Juan Pablo Ciria, Mikel Osorio, Adelaida Lacasta, Garazi Elorza, Maddi Garmendia, Carlos Placer
INTRODUCTION: Short-term radiotherapy (STR) for rectal cancer (RC) has rarely been used in Spain. The aim of the present study is to describe oncological results after RTC and surgery for RC. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of a consecutive series of patients treated with STR and surgery for RC (1999-2012). Epidemiological data, staging, complications of STR, STR-surgery interval, surgical approach, rate of anastomotic/perineal wound dehiscence, and pathological data (regression degree and staging) were collected...
May 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559162/identification-of-cronobacter-species-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-with-an-optimized-analysis-method
#7
Qi Wang, Xiao-Juan Zhao, Zi-Wei Wang, Li Liu, Yong-Xin Wei, Xiao Han, Jing Zeng, Wan-Jin Liao
Rapid and precise identification of Cronobacter species is important for foodborne pathogen detection, however, commercial biochemical methods can only identify Cronobacter strains to genus level in most cases. To evaluate the power of mass spectrometry based on matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF MS) for Cronobacter species identification, 51 Cronobacter strains (eight reference and 43 wild strains) were identified by both MALDI-TOF MS and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Biotyper RTC provided by Bruker identified all eight reference and 43 wild strains as Cronobacter species, which demonstrated the power of MALDI-TOF MS to identify Cronobacter strains to genus level...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515606/gender-based-assessment-of-survival-in-trauma-hemorrhagic-shock-a-retrospective-analysis-of-indian-population
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Pankaj Verma, Sanjeev Bhoi, Upendra Baitha, Tej Prakash Sinha, Prakash Ranjan Mishra
INTRODUCTION: Trauma-hemorrhagic shock (THS) is a leading cause of death. Female rats and women experience better outcomes in terms of survival after major trauma as compared to males. There are limited data in Indian population. Authors studied the gender-based outcome of patients with Class IV hemorrhagic shock due to blunt trauma and the distribution of factors among males and females which are known to affect outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a retrospective study with data of trauma victims between January 2008 and July 2013...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503675/costs-of-a-staff-communication-intervention-to-reduce-dementia-behaviors-in-nursing-home-care
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Kristine N Williams, Padmaja Ayyagari, Yelena Perkhounkova, Marjorie J Bott, Ruth Herman, Ann Bossen
CONTEXT: Persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias experience behavioral symptoms that frequently result in nursing home (NH) placement. Managing behavioral symptoms in the NH increases staff time required to complete care, and adds to staff stress and turnover, with estimated cost increases of 30%. The Changing Talk to Reduce Resistivenes to Dementia Care (CHAT) study found that an intervention that improved staff communication by reducing elderspeak led to reduced behavioral symptoms of dementia or resistiveness to care (RTC)...
2017: Journal of Nursing Home Research Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491271/stereoscopic-segmentation-cues-improve-visual-timing-performance-in-spatiotemporally-cluttered-environments
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Daniel Talbot, Erik Van der Burg, John Cass
Recently, Cass and Van der Burg demonstrated that temporal order judgment (TOJ) precision could be profoundly impaired by the mere presence of dynamic visual clutter elsewhere in the visual field. This study examines whether presenting target and distractor objects in different depth planes might ameliorate this remote temporal camouflage (RTC) effect. TOJ thresholds were measured under static and dynamic (flickering) distractor conditions. In Experiment 1, targets were presented at zero, crossed, or uncrossed disparity, with distractors fixed at zero disparity...
March 2017: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421677/mindfulness-and-its-efficacy-for-psychological-and-biological-responses-in-women-with-breast-cancer
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Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm, Lena B Mårtensson, Bengt A Andersson, Per Karlsson, Ingrid Bergh
Many breast cancer survivors have to deal with a variety of psychological and physiological sequelae including impaired immune responses. The primary purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to determine the efficacy of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention for mood disorders in women with breast cancer. Secondary outcomes were symptom experience, health status, coping capacity, mindfulness, posttraumatic growth, and immune status. This RTC assigned 166 women with breast cancer to one of three groups: MBSR (8 weekly group sessions of MBSR), active controls (self-instructing MBSR) and non-MBSR...
May 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420928/road-traffic-crash-related-injured-and-fatal-victims-in-karachi-from-2007-to-2014-a-time-series-analysis
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Rashid Jooma, Masood Ali Shaikh
Injuries and deaths due to road traffic crashes (RTC) are major public health concern. The Road Traffic Injury Research and Prevention Center, collects RTC data on injuries and fatalities from five emergency departments in Karachi. Data generating process (DGP) for RTC from 2007 to 2014, for monthly number of fatal and injured victims were analyzed using autoregressive integrated moving average and vector auto regression, time series models. Results provide strong evidence that the DGP for the current levels of the number of fatalities and injured owing to RTCs are significantly influenced by the own past history of the two series...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368681/does-change-in-readiness-influence-retention-among-african-american-women-and-men-in-substance-abuse-treatment
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LaTrice Montgomery, A Kathleen Burlew, Jeffrey E Korte
African Americans are less likely than other racial groups to engage in and complete outpatient substance abuse treatment. The current study, conducted as a secondary analysis of a multisite randomized clinical trial, examined whether readiness to change (RTC) over time influences retention and whether gender moderates the relationship between changes in RTC and retention among 194 African American women and men. Participants completed the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment at baseline and at the end of the 16-week study...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349585/real-time-continuous-image-guided-surgery-preclinical-investigation-in-glossectomy
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Reza Tabanfar, Jimmy Qiu, Harley Chan, Niousha Aflatouni, Robert Weersink, Wael Hasan, Jonathan C Irish
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To develop, validate, and study the efficacy of an intraoperative real-time continuous image-guided surgery (RTC-IGS) system for glossectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. METHODS: We created a RTC-IGS system and surgical simulator for glossectomy, enabling definition of a surgical target preoperatively, real-time cautery tracking, and display of a surgical plan intraoperatively. System performance was evaluated by a group of otolaryngology residents, fellows, medical students, and staff under a reproducible setting by using realistic tongue phantoms...
March 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345147/nerve-conduction-velocity-and-cross-sectional-area-in-ulnar-neuropathy-at-the-elbow
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Simon Podnar, Gregor Omejec, Marko Bodor
INTRODUCTION: In the precise localization of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) we have noted discrepancies between electrodiagnostic (EDx) and ultrasonographic (US) findings. We aimed to explore the relationship between the 2 methods. METHODS: Four study-blind examiners took a history and performed neurologic, EDx, and US examinations of a group of prospectively recruited patients with UNE. They assessed the relationship between ulnar nerve cross-sectional area (CSA) and motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV)...
March 27, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343652/predictors-of-non-return-to-work-2-years-post-injury-in-road-traffic-crash-survivors-results-from-the-uq-support-study
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Michelle Heron-Delaney, Jacelle Warren, Justin A Kenardy
PURPOSE: Individuals who have sustained an injury from a road traffic crash (RTC) are at increased risk for long lasting health problems and non-return to work (NRTW). Determining the predictors of NRTW is necessary to develop screening tools to identify at-risk individuals and to provide early targeted intervention for successful return to work (RTW). The aim of this study was to identify factors that can predict which individuals will not RTW following minor or moderate injuries sustained from a RTC...
March 16, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287538/measurement-of-in-vitro-integration-activity-of-hiv-1-preintegration-complexes
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Muthukumar Balasubramaniam, Benem Davids, Amma B Addai, Jui Pandhare, Chandravanu Dash
HIV-1 envelope proteins engage cognate receptors on the target cell surface, which leads to viral-cell membrane fusion followed by the release of the viral capsid (CA) core into the cytoplasm. Subsequently, the viral Reverse Transcriptase (RT), as part of a namesake nucleoprotein complex termed the Reverse Transcription Complex (RTC), converts the viral single-stranded RNA genome into a double-stranded DNA copy (vDNA). This leads to the biogenesis of another nucleoprotein complex, termed the pre-integration complex (PIC), composed of the vDNA and associated virus proteins and host factors...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286817/epidemiological-pattern-of-injuries-in-iran-a-nationwide-review-of-seven-million-emergency-department-admissions
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Mohammad Haji Aghajani, Mashyaneh Haddadi, Soheil Saadat
INTRODUCTION: Globally, it is estimated that around 5.8 million people die annually as result of injuries, which causes 10% of all deaths and 16% of disability adjusted life years lost worldwide. This study aimed to determine the epidemiology of injuries in emergency departments in Iran. METHOD: This cross sectional study was carried out using national injury surveillance data registry from 21 March 2009 to 20 March 2014. RESULTS: 7,176,344 patients with the mean age of 27...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260620/recovery-trajectories-for-long-term-health-related-quality-of-life-following-a-road-traffic-crash-injury-results-from-the-uq-support-study
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Justin Kenardy, Michelle Heron-Delaney, Joan Hendrikz, Jacelle Warren, Shannon L Edmed, Erin Brown
BACKGROUND: Diminished physical and mental health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a common consequence of road traffic crash (RTC) injury. This study aimed to (a) determine the probable recovery trajectories in physical and mental HRQoL; (b) examine the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on HRQoL scores within these trajectory groups; and (c) examine the influence of predictor covariates on trajectory group membership. METHODS: 336 (63% female, Mage =44...
May 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153289/on-line-automated-system-for-the-determination-of-sb-v-sb-iii-thrimethyl-antimony-v-and-total-antimony-in-soil-employing-multisyringe-flow-injection-analysis-coupled-to-hg-afs
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Mario M Silva Junior, Lindomar A Portugal, Antonio M Serra, Laura Ferrer, Victor Cerdà, Sergio L C Ferreira
This paper proposes the use of a multisyringe flow injection analysis (MSFIA) system for inorganic antimony speciation analysis, trimethyl antimony(V) and determination of total antimony in soil samples using hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry (HG-AFS). Total antimony has been determined after reduction of antimony(V) to antimony(III) using potassium iodide and ascorbic acid. For determination of total inorganic antimony the sample is percolated in a mini-column containing the Dowex 50W-X8 resin for retention of the organic species of antimony...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
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