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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346579/web-based-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-chronic-pain-patients-with-aberrant-drug-related-behavior-outcomes-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Honoria Guarino, Chunki Fong, Lisa A Marsch, Michelle C Acosta, Cassandra Syckes, Sarah K Moore, Ricardo A Cruciani, Russell K Portenoy, Dennis C Turk, Andrew Rosenblum
Objective: There is high unmet need for effective behavioral treatments for chronic pain patients at risk for or with demonstrated histories of opioid misuse. Despite growing evidence supporting technology-based delivery of self-management interventions for chronic pain, very few such programs target co-occurring chronic pain and aberrant drug-related behavior. This randomized controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of a novel, web-based self-management intervention, grounded in cognitive behavior therapy, for chronic pain patients with aberrant drug-related behavior...
January 13, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344755/mathematical-modelling-of-bone-adaptation-of-the-metacarpal-subchondral-bone-in-racehorses
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Peta L Hitchens, Peter Pivonka, Fatemeh Malekipour, R Chris Whitton
In Thoroughbred racehorses, fractures of the distal limb are commonly catastrophic. Most of these fractures occur due to the accumulation of fatigue damage from repetitive loading, as evidenced by microdamage at the predilection sites for fracture. Adaptation of the bone in response to training loads is important for fatigue resistance. In order to better understand the mechanism of subchondral bone adaptation to its loading environment, we utilised a square root function defining the relationship between bone volume fraction [Formula: see text] and specific surface [Formula: see text] of the subchondral bone of the lateral condyles of the third metacarpal bone (MCIII) of the racehorse, and using this equation, developed a mathematical model of subchondral bone that adapts to loading conditions observed in vivo...
January 17, 2018: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341347/employing-the-arts-for-knowledge-production-and-translation-visualizing-new-possibilities-for-women-speaking-up-about-safety-concerns-in-maternity
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Nicola Mackintosh, Jane Sandall, Claire Collison, Wendy Carter, James Harris
OBJECTIVES: This project used animated film to translate research findings into accessible health information aimed at enabling women to speak up and secure professional help for serious safety concerns during pregnancy and after birth. We tested as proof of concept our use of the arts both as product (knowledge production) and process (enabling involvement). BACKGROUND: Emergencies during pregnancy and birth, while unusual, can develop rapidly and unexpectedly, with catastrophic consequences...
January 17, 2018: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338549/sedation-in-cardiac-arrhythmias-management
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Federico Guerra, Giulia Stronati, Alessandro Capucci
Procedural sedation is of paramount importance for a plethora of electrophysiological procedures. From electrical cardioversion to electrophysiology studies, device implantations, and catheter ablations, intraprocedural sedation and anesthesia have a pivotal role in allowing procedural success while ensuring patient safety and avoiding discomfort. Areas covered: The present review will discuss the current state-of-the-art in sedation and anesthesia during electrical cardioversion, cardiac implantable electronic device implantation, catheter ablation and electrophysiology studies...
January 17, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338489/multimodal-physiotherapy-treatment-based-on-a-biobehavioral-approach-for-patients-with-chronic-cervico-craniofacial-pain-a-prospective-case-series
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Fernando Marcos-Martín, Luis González-Ferrero, Noelia Martín-Alcocer, Alba Paris-Alemany, Roy La Touche
The purpose of this prospective case series was to observe and describe changes in patients with chronic cervico-craniofacial pain of muscular origin treated with multimodal physiotherapy based on a biobehavioral approach. Nine patients diagnosed with chronic myofascial temporomandibular disorder and neck pain were treated with 6 sessions over the course of 2 weeks including: (1) orthopedic manual physiotherapy (joint mobilizations, neurodynamic mobilization, and dynamic soft tissue mobilizations); (2) therapeutic exercises (motor control and muscular endurance exercises); and (3) patient education...
January 17, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337024/moderators-of-treatment-outcomes-following-telehealth-self-management-and-education-in-adults-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dawn M Ehde, Anne Arewasikporn, Kevin N Alschuler, Abbey J Hughes, Aaron P Turner
OBJECTIVE: To examine moderators of treatment effects in a randomized controlled trial comparing a telehealth self-management intervention to a telehealth MS education intervention for fatigue, pain, and mood in adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a single-blind randomized controlled trial. SETTING: community. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with MS and chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and/or moderate depressive symptoms (N=163) recruited from across the United States...
January 11, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336395/tricuspid-valve-straddling-an-uncommon-cause-of-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-in-transposition-of-great-artery-with-ventricular-septal-defect
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Bhupesh Kumar, Aveek Jayant, Ganesh Kumar Munirathinam, Sachin Mahajan
Transposition of great arteries (TGA) can be associated with left ventricle outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. In the presence of ventricular septal defect (VSD), septal leaflet of tricuspid valve may prolapse through perimembranous VSD or rarely tricuspid valve tissue may override to produce LVOT obstruction. Occasionally, this may be mistaken for vegetation due to associated pulmonary valve endocarditis. We report a case of d-TGA with presumptive pulmonary valve endocarditis and LVOT obstruction that was found to be due to tricuspid valve straddling on transesophageal echocardiography, resulting in change in the surgical plan and thus avoiding catastrophe...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335761/adjacent-intervertebral-space-infection-after-lumbar-fusion
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Hong-Kui Xin, Qing He
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection is a catastrophic complication after spinal surgery, which seriously affects the progress of rehabilitation and clinical outcome. Currently the clinical reports on spinal surgical site infections are mostly confined to the surgical segment itself and there are few reports on adjacent segment infections after spinal surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. OBJECTIVE: To report a clinical case with adjacent level infection after spinal fusion...
January 15, 2018: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335557/a-framework-for-quantifying-the-relationship-between-intensity-and-severity-of-impact-of-disturbance-across-types-of-events-and-species
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Aiko Iwasaki, Takashi Noda
Understanding the impacts of natural disturbances on wildlife populations is a central task for ecologists; in general, the severity of impact of a disturbance (e.g., the resulting degree of population decline) is likely to depend primarily on the disturbance intensity (i.e., strength of forcing), type of disturbance, and species vulnerability. However, differences among disturbance events in the physical units of forcing and interspecific differences in the temporal variability of population size under normal (non-disturbance) conditions hinder comprehensive analysis of disturbance severity...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335368/in-medio-stat-virtus-unanticipated-consequences-of-telomere-dysequilibrium
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Lea Harrington, Fabio Pucci
The integrity of chromosome ends, or telomeres, depends on myriad processes that must balance the need to compact and protect the telomeric, G-rich DNA from detection as a double-stranded DNA break, and yet still permit access to enzymes that process, replicate and maintain a sufficient reserve of telomeric DNA. When unable to maintain this equilibrium, erosion of telomeres leads to perturbations at or near the telomeres themselves, including loss of binding by the telomere protective complex, shelterin, and alterations in transcription and post-translational modifications of histones...
March 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332753/cognitive-functional-therapy-cft-for-chronic-non-specific-neck-pain
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Ney Meziat-Filho, Maicom Lima, Jessica Fernandez, Felipe J J Reis
This case report presents the effect of Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) in a patient with chronic non-specific neck pain. The patient believed that pain signified tissue damage, and demonstrated pain catastrophizing, hypervigilance, stress sensitivity, and movement impairment of the neck, during extension and rotation. The CFT intervention integrated a cognitive approach with manual therapy and active exercises to encourage the patient to trust her neck again. One month after the first appointment, the patient had recovered confidence, and the pain and disability had disappeared almost entirely...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332471/fatal-exertional-heat-stroke-and-american-football-players-the-need-for-regional-heat-safety-guidelines
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Andrew J Grundstein, Yuri Hosokawa, Douglas J Casa
CONTEXT:   Weather-based activity modification in athletics is an important way to minimize heat illnesses. However, many commonly used heat-safety guidelines include a uniform set of heat-stress thresholds that do not account for geographic differences in acclimatization. OBJECTIVE:   To determine if heat-related fatalities among American football players occurred on days with unusually stressful weather conditions based on the local climate and to assess the need for regional heat-safety guidelines...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332417/-concise-history-of-toxicology-from-empiric-knowledge-to-science
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Anna Tompa, Péter Balázs
Toxicology is a science of poisonings by xenobiotics and endogenous physiological changes. Its empiric roots may be traced back to the emerging of the human race because the most important pledge of our predecessors' survival was the differentiation between eatable and poisonous plants and animals. In the course of social evolution, there were three main fields of using poisons: 1) hunting and warfare, 2) to settle social tensions by avoiding military conflicts through hiding strategy of eliminating enemies by toxic substances, 3) medicines applied first as anti-poisons and later by introducing strong substances to defeat diseases, but paradoxically active euthanasia is also a part of the whole story...
January 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332327/stage-ii-thymoma-and-emergency-coronary-artery-bypass-to-irradiate-or-not-to-irradiate-to-avoid-radiation-induced-vascular-injury-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ilias A Kouerinis, Maria Tolia, Flora Zagouri, Michail Nikolaou, Nikolaos Tsoukalas, George Kyrgias, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Ioannis Karathanassis, Christina K Zoubouli, Ioannis Kokakis, Vasileios Kouloulias, Konstantinos Triantafillou
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to present the controversial role of adjuvant radiotherapy to a 72-year-old male patient with Masaoka stage II thymoma and coronary artery bypass and to review the relevant literature. METHODS: The data were collected by relevant studies on PubMed and EMBASE. Articles up to March 2017 were included. RESULTS: Although the radiation-induced vascular injury to the internal thoracic artery and its suitability for grafting in a patient who is candidate for coronary artery bypass is documented, the possible catastrophic effect of adjuvant radiotherapy to existing grafts in a patient with prior bypass surgery has not been fully investigated...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329739/association-between-symptoms-of-central-sensitization-and-cognitive-behavioral-factors-in-people-with-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain-a-cross-sectional-study
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Eva Huysmans, Kelly Ickmans, Dries Van Dyck, Jo Nijs, Yori Gidron, Nathalie Roussel, Andrea Polli, Maarten Moens, Lisa Goudman, Margot De Kooning
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this cross-sectional study was to analyze the relationship between symptoms of central sensitization (CS) and important cognitive behavioral and psychosocial factors in a sample of patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain. METHODS: Participants with chronic nonspecific low back pain for at least 3 months were included in the study. They completed several questionnaires and a functional test. Pearson's correlation was used to analyze associations between symptoms of CS and pain behavior, functioning, pain, pain catastrophizing, kinesiophobia, and illness perceptions...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329049/the-traumatized-body-long-term-ptsd-and-its-implications-for-the-orientation-towards-bodily-signals
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Noga Tsur, Ruth Defrin, Yael Lahav, Zahava Solomon
Orientation to bodily signals is defined as the way somatic sensations are attended, perceived and interpreted. Research suggests that trauma exposure, particularly the pathological reaction to trauma (i.e., PTSD), is associated with catastrophic and frightful orientation to bodily signals. However, little is known regarding the long-term ramifications of trauma exposure and PTSD for orientation to bodily signals. Less is known regarding which PTSD symptom cluster manifests in the 'somatic route' through which orientation to bodily signals is altered...
January 5, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328718/charge-catastrophe-and-dielectric-breakdown-during-exposure-of-organic-thin-films-to-low-energy-electron-radiation
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A Thete, D Geelen, S J van der Molen, R M Tromp
The effects of exposure to ionizing radiation are central in many areas of science and technology, including medicine and biology. Absorption of UV and soft-x-ray photons releases photoelectrons, followed by a cascade of lower energy secondary electrons with energies down to 0 eV. While these low energy electrons give rise to most chemical and physical changes, their interactions with soft materials are not well studied or understood. Here, we use a low energy electron microscope to expose thin organic resist films to electrons in the range 0-50 eV, and to analyze the energy distribution of electrons returned to the vacuum...
December 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328512/economy-of-scale-third-partner-strengthens-a-keystone-ant-plant-mutualism
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Kirsten M Prior, Todd M Palmer
While foundation species can stabilize ecosystems at landscape scales, their ability to persist is often underlain by keystone interactions occurring at smaller scales. Acacia drepanolobium is a foundation tree, comprising >95% of woody cover in East African black-cotton savanna ecosystems. Its dominance is underlain by a keystone mutualistic interaction with several symbiotic ant species in which it provides housing (swollen thorns) and carbohydrate-rich nectar from extra-floral nectaries (EFN). In return, it gains protection from catastrophic damage from mega-herbivores...
January 12, 2018: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327140/children-s-experiences-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-studies
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REVIEW
Lauren S H Chong, Dominic A Fitzgerald, Jonathan C Craig, Karine E Manera, Camilla S Hanson, David Celermajer, Julian Ayer, Nadine A Kasparian, Allison Tong
We aimed to describe the experiences of children and adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD). Electronic databases were searched until August 2016. Qualitative studies of children's perspectives on CHD were included. Data was extracted using thematic synthesis. From 44 studies from 12 countries involving 995 children, we identified 6 themes: disrupting normality (denying the diagnosis, oscillating between sickness and health, destabilizing the family dynamic), powerlessness in deteriorating health (preoccupation with impending mortality, vulnerability to catastrophic complications, exhaustion from medical testing), enduring medical ordeals (traumatized by invasive procedures, disappointed by treatment failure, displaced by transition, valuing empathy and continuity in care, overcoming uncertainty with information), warring with the body (losing stamina, distressing inability to participate in sport, distorted body image, testing the limits), hampering potential and goals (feeling disabled, unfair judgment and exclusion, difficulties with academic achievement, limiting attainment and maintenance of life milestones), and establishing one's own pace (demarcating disease from life, determination to survive, taking limitations in their stride, embracing the positives, finding personal enrichment, relying on social or spiritual support)...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326061/neuropathic-pain-in-end-stage-hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis-differential-associations-with-patient-reported-pain-at-rest-and-pain-on-activity
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J D Power, A V Perruccio, R Gandhi, C Veillette, J R Davey, K Syed, N N Mahomed, Y R Rampersaud
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether pain at rest and pain on activity were differentially associated with neuropathic pain scores in individuals with end-stage hip and knee OA. DESIGN: Study participants were 843 patients with hip or knee OA scheduled for total joint arthroplasty. In pre-surgery questionnaires, measures of socio-demographics, health status, medication use, neuropathic pain (painDETECT), pain at rest and pain on activity (WOMAC pain items), depression (HADS) and pain catastrophizing (PCS) were collected...
January 8, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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