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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719923/-breaking-bad-news-to-cancer-patients-content-communication-preferences-and-psychological-distress
#1
Claudia Gebhardt, Claudia Gorba, Karin Oechsle, Sigrun Vehling, Uwe Koch, Anja Mehnert
Objectives Breaking bad news can be a very distressing situation for both patients and physicians. Physician communication behavior should therefore match patients' communication preferences. The aim of this study was to characterize the content of bad news from the patients' perspective. Patients' preferences for communication of bad news as well as the fit to communication behavior displayed by physicians were also investigated. Finally, consequences of a mismatch between patients' preferences and physician communication were investigated in relation to psychological distress in patients...
July 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719245/production-of-a-mouse-monoclonal-antibody-against-mortalin-by-whole-cell-immunization
#2
Marzieh Rezaei, Abbas Ghaderi
Pancreatic carcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer death and is characterized by early invasion and metastasis. Advances in molecular biology directed new strategies in targeted therapy using monoclonal antibodies. To identify new biomarkers, we generated a panel of monoclonal antibodies against the newly established cell line, Faraz-ICR, from a patient with acinar cell carcinoma. After immunization of BALB/c female mice with Faraz-ICR cell line and fusion of splenocytes with SP2/0 myeloma cell line, high reactive hybridoma producing antibodies to Faraz-ICR were detected using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immunofluorescence staining and flow cytometry...
July 18, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719138/chevrel-phase-mo6-t8-t-s-se-as-electrodes-for-advanced-energy-storage
#3
REVIEW
Lin Mei, Jiantie Xu, Zengxi Wei, Huakun Liu, Yutao Li, Jianmin Ma, Shixue Dou
With the large-scale applications of electric vehicles in recent years, future batteries are required to be higher in power and possess higher energy densities, be more environmental friendly, and have longer cycling life, lower cost, and greater safety than current batteries. Therefore, to develop alternative electrode materials for advanced batteries is an important research direction. Recently, the Chevrel phase Mo6 T8 (T = S, Se) has attracted increasing attention as electrode candidate for advanced batteries, including monovalent (e...
July 18, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718935/correlation-functional-in-screened-exchange-density-functional-theory-procedures
#4
Bun Chan, Yukio Kawashima, Kimihiko Hirao
In the present study, we have explored several prospects for the further development of screened-exchange density functional theory (SX-DFT) procedures. Using the performance of HSE06 as our measure, we find that the use of alternative correlation functionals (as oppose to PBEc in HSE06) also yields adequate results for a diverse set of thermochemical properties. We have further examined the performance of new SX-DFT procedures (termed HSEB-type methods) that comprise the HSEx exchange and a (near-optimal) reparametrized B97c (cOS,0  = cSS,0  = 1, cOS,1  = -1...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718710/compressed-air-noise-reductions-from-using-advanced-air-gun-nozzles-in-research-and-development-environments
#5
Kurt Prieve, Amanda Rice, Peter C Raynor
The aims of this study were to evaluate sound levels produced by compressed air guns in research and development (R&D) environments, replace conventional air gun models with advanced noise-reducing air nozzles, and measure changes in sound levels to assess the effectiveness of the advanced nozzles as engineering controls for noise. Ten different R&D manufacturing areas that used compressed air guns were identified and included in the study. A-weighted sound level and Z-weighted octave band measurements were taken simultaneously using a single instrument...
August 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718074/advances-in-imaging-instrumentation-for-nuclear-cardiology
#6
Jae Sung Lee, Gil Kovalski, Tali Sharir, Dong Soo Lee
Advances in imaging instrumentation and technology have greatly contributed to nuclear cardiology. Dedicated cardiac SPECT cameras incorporating novel, highly efficient detector, collimator, and system designs have emerged with the expansion of nuclear cardiology. Solid-state radiation detectors incorporating cadmium zinc telluride, which directly convert radiation to electrical signals and yield improved energy resolution and spatial resolution and enhanced count sensitivity geometries, are increasingly gaining favor as the detector of choice for application in dedicated cardiac SPECT systems...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718059/recent-advances-in-tissue-engineering-strategies-for-the-treatment-of-joint-damage
#7
REVIEW
Makeda K Stephenson, Ashley L Farris, Warren L Grayson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: While the clinical potential of tissue engineering for treating joint damage has yet to be realized, research and commercialization efforts in the field are geared towards overcoming major obstacles to clinical translation, as well as towards achieving engineered grafts that recapitulate the unique structures, function, and physiology of the joint. In this review, we describe recent advances in technologies aimed at obtaining biomaterials, stem cells, and bioreactors that will enable the development of effective tissue-engineered treatments for repairing joint damage...
August 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717737/rivaroxaban-an-affordable-and-effective-alternative-in-cancer-related-thrombosis
#8
Flávia Dias Xavier, Paulo Marcelo Gehm Hoff, Maria Ignez Braghiroli, Ana Carolina Carvalho Rocha Paterlini, Karla Teixeira Souza, Luiza Dib Batista Bugiato Faria, Fernando Sergio Blumm Ferreira, Karime Kalil Machado, Gustavo Dos Santos Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) are common and potentially fatal complications in cancer patients, and they are responsible for the second most common cause of death. Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is the gold-standard treatment, but the costs involved limit its use, especially in developing countries. Recently, the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban, which directly inhibits factor Xa, was approved for VTE treatment. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis from January 2009 to February 2014 with patients who had cancer and VTE who were receiving rivaroxaban...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717052/withdrawal-of-tracheostomy-ventilation-in-motor-neurone-disease-implementing-advance-directives
#9
EDITORIAL
Christopher J McDermott, Christina Faull
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717017/modulation-of-lipid-biosynthesis-by-stress-in-diatoms
#10
REVIEW
Olga Sayanova, Virginie Mimouni, Lionel Ulmann, Annick Morant-Manceau, Virginie Pasquet, Benoît Schoefs, Johnathan A Napier
Diatoms are responsible for up to 40% of the carbon fixation in our oceans. The fixed carbon is moved through carbon metabolism towards the synthesis of organic molecules that are consumed through interlocking foodwebs, and this process is strongly impacted by the abiotic environment. However, it has become evident that diatoms can be used as 'platform' organisms for the production of high valuable bio-products such as lipids, pigments and carbohydrates where stress conditions can be used to direct carbon metabolism towards the commercial production of these compounds...
September 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716621/healthcare-professionals-attitudes-about-physician-assisted-death-an-analysis-of-their-justifications-and-the-roles-of-terminology-and-patient-competency
#11
Derek W Braverman, Brian S Marcus, Paul G Wakim, Mark R Mercurio, Gary S Kopf
CONTEXT: Healthcare professionals (HCPs) are crucial to physician-assisted death (PAD) provision. OBJECTIVES: To quantitatively assess the favorability of justifications for or against PAD legalization among HCPs, the effect of the terms "suicide" and "euthanasia" on their views, and their support for three forms of PAD. METHODS: Our questionnaire presented three cases: physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia for a competent patient, and euthanasia for an incompetent patient with an advance directive for euthanasia...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716545/effect-of-ageing-on-neurocognitive-function-by-stage-of-hiv-infection-evidence-from-the-multicenter-aids-cohort-study
#12
Karl Goodkin, Eric N Miller, Christopher Cox, Sandra Reynolds, James T Becker, Eileen Martin, Ola A Selnes, David G Ostrow, Ned C Sacktor
BACKGROUND: The demographics of the HIV epidemic in the USA have shifted towards older age. We aimed to establish the relationship between the processes of ageing and HIV infection in neurocognitive impairment. METHODS: With longitudinal data from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, a long-term prospective cohort study of the natural and treated history of HIV infection among men who have sex with men in the USA, we examined the effect of ageing, HIV infection (by disease stage), and their interaction on five neurocognitive domains: information processing speed, executive function, episodic memory, working memory, and motor function...
July 14, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716463/combination-strategies-on-the-basis-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-where-do-we-stand
#13
REVIEW
Meng Qiao, Tao Jiang, Shengxiang Ren, Caicun Zhou
The era of immune checkpoint inhibitors, especially programmed death-1 (PD-1)/programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) antibodies in the treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is coming. Because of the lack of the definite biomarkers to select the optimal responders, only approximately 20% of patients with advanced NSCLC would respond to single checkpoint inhibitors-based immunotherapy. Moreover, primary or acquired resistance to conventional therapies is inevitable in most cases. Thus, combinations are pushed to move forward to be an alternative strategy and surely, it would be a future direction...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716213/imaging-of-endoscopic-approaches-to-the-anterior-and-central-skull-base
#14
REVIEW
I M Schmalfuss
Sinonasal endoscopy for treatment of benign sinonasal diseases is a well-established procedure. Recent advances in endoscope technology have substantially expanded its application with many institutions now offering resection of skull base lesions and sinonasal malignancies via the endoscopic approach. Its minimally invasive nature leads to faster recovery time, better cosmetic results, and fewer complications. Unfortunately, not all lesions involving the sinonasal region and skull base are accessible to sinonasal endoscopy...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715857/difference-in-growth-and-coalescing-patterns-of-droplets-on-bi-philic-surfaces-with-varying-spatial-distribution
#15
Martand Mayukh Garimella, Sudheer Koppu, Shantanu Shrikant Kadlaskar, Venkata Pillutla, Abhijeet, Wonjae Choi
This paper reports the condensation and subsequent motion of water droplets on bi-philic surfaces, surfaces that are patterned with regions of different wettability. Bi-philic surfaces can enhance the water collection efficiency: droplets condensing on hydrophobic regions wick into hydrophilic drain channels when droplets grow to a certain size, renewing the condensation on the dry hydrophobic region. The onset of drain phenomenon can be triggered by multiple events with distinct nature ranging from gravity, direct contact between a droplet and a drain channel, to a mutual coalescence between droplets...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715375/microfluidic-based-synthesis-of-covalent-organic-frameworks-cofs-a-tool-for-continuous-production-of-cof-fibers-and-direct-printing-on-a-surface
#16
Afshin Abrishamkar, David Rodríguez-San-Miguel, Jorge Andrés Rodríguez Navarro, Romen Rodriguez-Trujillo, David B Amabilino, Ruben Mas-Ballesté, Félix Zamora, Andrew J deMello, Josep Puigmarti-Luis
Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) are a class of porous covalent materials which are frequently synthesized as unprocessable crystalline powders. The first COF was reported in 2005 with much effort centered on the establishment of new synthetic routes for its preparation. To date, most available synthetic methods for COF synthesis are based on bulk mixing under solvothermal conditions. Therefore, there is increasing interest in developing systematic protocols for COF synthesis that provide for fine control over reaction conditions and improve COF processability on surfaces, which is essential for their use in practical applications...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715334/exploring-the-feasibility-of-a-dna-computer-design-of-an-alu-using-sticker-based-dna-model
#17
Mayukh Sarkar, Prasun Ghosal, Saraju P Mohanty
Since its inception, DNA computing has advanced to offer an extremely powerful, energy-efficient emerging technology for solving hard computational problems with its inherent massive parallelism and extremely high data density. This would be much more powerful and general purpose when combined with other existing well known algorithmic solutions that exist for conventional computing architectures using a suitable ALU. Thus, a specifically designed DNA ALU that can address operations suitable for both domains can mitigate the gap between these two...
July 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715312/new-directions-for-treating-bleeding-disorders-from-tests-for-platelet-strength-to-malleable-hydrogel-research-is-advancing-understanding-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-this-difficult-condition
#18
Mary Bates
Most people don't worry about small cuts or wounds, because their bodies form clots to stop the bleeding. This process, called coagulation or hemostasis, requires certain blood cells, platelets, and protein clotting factors to interact correctly and form a clot to stanch the bleeding and begin repair of the damaged blood vessel.
July 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715070/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-renal-resistive-index-and-extensivity-and-complexity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#19
Alaa Quisi, Ibrahim Halil Kurt, Durmuş Yıldıray Şahin, Onur Kaypaklı, Gökhan Söker, Ömer Kaya, Samir Allahverdiyev, Ömer Genç, Gökhan Alıcı, Mevlüt Koç
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in cardiovascular medicine, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Synergy between PCI ™ with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score is used to determine the extensivity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Renal resistive index (RRI), a renal Doppler ultrasound parameter, is used to detect renal hemodynamics. Although some risk factors for CAD, including hypertension and diabetes mellitus were demonstrated to have an association with RRI, direct relationship between the presence...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714959/o-glcnacylation-modulates-bmi-1-protein-stability-and-potential-oncogenic-function-in-prostate-cancer
#20
Y Li, L Wang, J Liu, P Zhang, M An, C Han, Y Li, X Guan, K Zhang
The Polycomb group transcriptional repressor Bmi-1 often overexpressed and participated in stem cells self-renewal and tumorigenesis initiating of prostate cancer. In this progression, Bmi-1 protein was regulated by transcription and post-translational modifications (PTMs). Nobly, the underlying PTMs regulation of Bmi-1 is poorly known. Here we use co-immunoprecipitation show that in C4-2 cell line, Bmi-1 directly interacted with OGT which is the only known enzyme catalyzed the O-GlcNAcylation in human. Furthermore, we identified that Ser255 is the site for Bmi-1 O-GlcNAcylation, and O-GlcNAcylation promoted Bmi-1 protein stability and its oncogenic activity...
July 17, 2017: Oncogene
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