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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156867/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-assessment-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-vulnerability-to-abuse-screening-scale
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Güler Duru Aşiret, Gülcan Bağcıvan, Münevver Özcan, Beste Başak Eröksüz, Nalan Akbayrak, Nuran Akdemir
Background/aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Vulnerability to Abuse Screening Scale (VASS). Materials and methods: This was a methodological study. The sample included 140 elderly individuals. Data were collected by using a questionnaire form, the VASS, and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS). The Cronbach alpha value was calculated and test?retest reliability was tested for the reliability analyses. Results: The Cronbach alpha value calculated for the VASS (12 items) was 0...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156848/nomograms-for-prognostic-factors-of-spinal-giant-cell-tumor-combining-traditional-clinical-characteristics-with-inflammatory-biomarkers-after-gross-total-resection
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Jialin Li, Bo Li, Pingting Zhou, Jian Zhao, Zhipeng Wu, Xinghai Yang, Haifeng Wei, Tianrui Chen, Jianru Xiao
Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is a common primary bone tumor, which exhibits local aggressiveness and recurrent potential, especially for the spinal lesion. Increasing evidence indicates that inflammation plays a vital role in tumorigenesis and progression. The prognostic value of inflammatory biomarkers in GCT has not been established. A retrospective analysis was conducted in patients with spinal GCT in Changzheng Hospital Orthopedic Oncological Center (CHOOC) between January 2005 and October 2015 and 129 patients were identified eligible...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156782/trends-in-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-use-and-oncological-outcomes-for-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-in-japan-a-multicenter-study
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Go Anan, Shingo Hatakeyama, Naoki Fujita, Hiromichi Iwamura, Toshikazu Tanaka, Hayato Yamamoto, Yuki Tobisawa, Tohru Yoneyama, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie, Hiroyuki Ito, Kazuaki Yoshikawa, Toshiaki Kawaguchi, Makoto Sato, Chikara Ohyama
Objective: Despite benefits of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), the adoption of guideline recommendations for NAC use in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) has been slow. We aimed to evaluate temporal trends in NAC use and oncological outcomes in a representative cohort of patients with MIBC. Methods: We included 532 patients from 4 hospitals who underwent radical cystectomy (RC) for ≥ cT2 MIBC in 1996-2017. We retrospectively evaluated temporal changes in NAC use and progression-free and overall survival...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156653/dual-competing-photovoltaic-supply-chains-a-social-welfare-maximization-perspective
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Zhisong Chen, Shong-Iee Ivan Su
In the past decades, the inappropriate subsidy policies in many nations have caused problems such as serious oversupply, fierce competition and subpar social welfare in the photovoltaic (PV) industry in many nations. There is a clear shortage in the PV industry literature regarding how dual supply chains compete and the key decision issues regarding the competition between dual PV supply chains. It is critical to develop effective subsidy policies for the competing PV supply chains to achieve social welfare maximization...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156493/virtual-reality-for-stroke-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Kate E Laver, Belinda Lange, Stacey George, Judith E Deutsch, Gustavo Saposnik, Maria Crotty
BACKGROUND: Virtual reality and interactive video gaming have emerged as recent treatment approaches in stroke rehabilitation with commercial gaming consoles in particular, being rapidly adopted in clinical settings. This is an update of a Cochrane Review published first in 2011 and then again in 2015. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective: to determine the efficacy of virtual reality compared with an alternative intervention or no intervention on upper limb function and activity...
November 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156490/-the-citizen-is-stepping-into-a-new-role-policy-interpretations-of-patient-and-public-involvement-in-finland
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Marjaana Jones, Ilkka Pietilä
Involving patients and the public in healthcare decision-making is on the policy agenda in several countries. The aim of our study was to describe and analyse the development of patient and public involvement from a policy perspective. We argue that the language of health policies can influence both the aims and the development of involvement methods. In this study health policy documents, which have guided the development of patient and public involvement in Finland have been analysed using methods of Membership Categorisation Analysis...
November 20, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156144/breastfeeding-practices-and-barriers-to-implementing-the-ten-steps-to-successful-breastfeeding-in-mississippi-hospitals
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Amir Alakaam, Jennifer Lemacks, Kathleen Yadrick, Carol Connell, Hwanseok Winston Choi, Ray G Newman
BACKGROUND: Mississippi has the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the United States at 6 and 12 months. There is growing evidence that the rates and duration of infant breastfeeding improve after hospitals implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding; moreover, the Ten Steps approach is considered the standard model for evaluation of breastfeeding practices in birthplaces. Research aim: This study aimed to examine the implementation level of the Ten Steps and identify barriers to implementing the Ten Steps in Mississippi hospitals...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156013/a-novel-strategy-to-initiate-a-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-program
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J Matthew Reinersman, Dennis A Wigle, Christopher J Gostout, Louis M Wong Kee Song, Shanda H Blackmon
OBJECTIVES: The standard of care for achalasia remains laparoscopic Heller myotomy with partial fundoplication. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been introduced as an alternative, but safety and long-term comparative efficacy are not yet established. We report our experience in developing a POEM program using a novel hybrid approach. METHODS: We developed a hybrid approach to POEM with a POEM followed by laparoscopic evaluation, extension of the myotomy, if necessary, and partial fundoplication...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155896/progesterone-impairs-antigen-non-specific-immune-protection-by-cd8-t-memory-cells-via-interferon-%C3%AE-gene-hypermethylation
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Yushi Yao, Hui Li, Jie Ding, Yixin Xia, Lei Wang
Pregnant women and animals have increased susceptibility to a variety of intracellular pathogens including Listeria monocytogenes (LM), which has been associated with significantly increased level of sex hormones such as progesterone. CD8 T memory(Tm) cell-mediated antigen-non-specific IFN-γ responses are critically required in the host defense against LM. However, whether and how increased progesterone during pregnancy modulates CD8 Tm cell-mediated antigen-non-specific IFN-γ production and immune protection against LM remain poorly understood...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155717/synthesis-of-high-purity-nonsymmetric-dialkylphosphinic-acid-extractants
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Junlian Wang, Meiying Xie, Xinyu Liu, Shengming Xu
We present the synthesis of (2,3-dimethylbutyl)(2,4,4'-trimethylpentyl)phosphinic acid as an example to demonstrate a method for the synthesis of high purity nonsymmetric dialkylphosphinic acid extractants. Low toxic sodium hypophosphite was chosen as the phosphorus source to react with olefin A (2,3-dimethyl-1-butene) to generate a monoalkylphosphinic acid intermediate. Amantadine was adopted to remove the dialkylphosphinic acid byproduct, as only the monoalkylphosphinic acid can react with amantadine to form an amantadine∙mono-alkylphosphinic acid salt, while the dialkylphosphinic acid cannot react with amantadine due to its large steric hindrance...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155713/quantifying-human-monocyte-chemotaxis-in-vitro-and-murine-lymphocyte-trafficking-in-vivo
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Eliza Prangley, Terrence Kumar, Manish P Ponda
Chemotaxis is migration along a specific chemical gradient(1). Chemokines are chemotactic cytokines that promote cellular trafficking with anatomic and temporal specificity(2). Chemotaxis is a critical function of lymphocytes and other immune cells that can be quantitatively assessed in vitro. This manuscript describes methods that permit the evaluation of chemotaxis, both in vitro and in vivo, for diverse cell types including cell lines and native cells. The in vitro, plate-based format permits the comparison of several conditions simultaneously in real-time, and can be completed within 1-4 h...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155677/expanding-pertussis-epidemiology-in-6-latin-america-countries-through-the-latin-american-pertussis-project
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Veronica A Pinell-McNamara, Anna M Acosta, Maria Cristina Pedreira, Ana F Carvalho, Lucia Pawloski, Maria Lucia Tondella, Elizabeth Briere
The Latin American Pertussis Project (LAPP), established in 2009, is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pan American Health Organization, Sabin Vaccine Institute, and the ministries of health of 6 countries in Latin America. The project goal is to expand understanding of pertussis epidemiology in Latin America to inform strategies for control and prevention. Here we describe LAPP structure and activities. After an initial surveillance evaluation, LAPP activities are tailored to individual country needs...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155559/crafting-of-neuroprotective-octapeptide-from-taxol-binding-pocket-of-%C3%AE-tubulin
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Prasenjit Mondal, Gaurav Das, Juhee Khan, Krishnangsu Pradhan, Surajit Ghosh
Microtubules play crucial role in maintaining the shape and function of neurons. During progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD), severe destabilization of microtubule occurs, which leads to the permanent disruption of signal transduction process and memory loss. Thus, microtubule stabilization is one of the key requirements for the treatment of AD. Taxol, a microtubule stabilizing anti-cancer drug has been considered as potential anti-AD drug but never tested in AD patients, likely because of its' toxic nature and poor brain exposure...
November 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155461/nanoscale-trimetallic-metal-organic-frameworks-enable-efficient-oxygen-evolution-electrocatalysis
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Xiaoqing Huang
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of promising materials for diverse catalysis, but they are usually not directly employed for oxygen evolution electrocatalysis. Most reports focus on using MOFs as templates to in-situ create efficient electrocatalysts via annealing. Herein, we prepared a series of Fe/Ni/-based trimetallic MOFs (Fe/Ni/Co(Mn)-Material of Institute Lavoisier (MIL-53)) by solvothermal synthesis, which can be directly adopted as electrocatalysts. It was revealed that the Fe/Ni/Co(Mn)-MIL-53 exhibited volcano-type oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activity as a function of compositions...
November 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155454/harnessing-the-power-of-regulatory-t-cells-to-control-autoimmune-diabetes-overview-and-perspective
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REVIEW
Hua Yu, Ricardo Paiva, Richard A Flavell
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease resulting in islet β-cell destruction, hypoinsulinemia, and severely altered glucose homeostasis. Although the mechanisms that initiate T1D still remain elusive, a breakdown of immune tolerance between effector T cells (Teff) and regulatory T cells (Treg) is considered to be the crucial component leading to autoimmunity. As such, strategies have been developed to boost the number and/or function of Treg in the hope of specifically hampering the pathogenic Teff activity...
November 20, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155425/granulocyte-derived-tnf%C3%AE-promotes-vascular-and-hematopoietic-regeneration-in-the-bone-marrow
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Emily Bowers, Anastasiya Slaughter, Paul S Frenette, Rork Kuick, Oscar M Pello, Daniel Lucas
Endothelial cells are a critical component of the bone marrow (BM) stromal network, which maintains and regulates hematopoietic cells. Vascular regeneration precedes, and is necessary for, successful hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation, the only cure for most hematopoietic diseases. Recent data suggest that mature hematopoietic cells regulate BM stromal-cell function. Whether a similar cross-talk regulates the BM vasculature is not known. Here we found that donor hematopoietic cells act on sinusoidal endothelial cells and induce host blood vessel and hematopoietic regeneration after BM transplantation in mice...
November 20, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155369/virtual-rehabilitation-with-children-challenges-for-clinical-adoption-from-the-field
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Stephanie Glegg
Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality environments are increasingly being developed and used to address functional rehabilitation goals related to physical, cognitive, social, and psychological impairments. For example, a child with an acquired brain injury may participate in virtual rehabilitation to address impairments in balance, attention, turn taking, and engagement in therapy. The trend toward virtual rehabilitation first gained momentum with the adoption of commercial off-the-shelf active video gaming consoles (e...
November 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155346/intraoperative-monitoring-of-the-integrity-of-the-anterior-visual-pathways-a-methodological-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hussam Metwali, Katja Kniese, Rudolf Fahlbusch
INTRODUCTION: Diverse methods have been developed for intraoperative monitoring of the integrity of the visual pathways. We performed a review of the literature to determine the methodology of each technique as well as their recent development. The predictive power of each eligible technique was determined based on a meta-analysis. METHODS: A review of the literature was performed according to PRISMA statement. The techniques, which were adopted for intraoperative monitoring of the integrity of the visual pathways, were extracted and described...
November 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155320/risk-assessment-in-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-treated-with-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Makoto Yoshimitsu, Ryuji Tanosaki, Koji Kato, Takashi Ishida, Ilseung Choi, Yoshifusa Takatsuka, Takahiro Fukuda, Tetsuya Eto, Michihiro Hidaka, Naoyuki Uchida, Toshihiro Miyamoto, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Yukiyoshi Moriuchi, Koji Nagafuji, Yasuhiko Miyazaki, Tatsuo Ichinohe, Minoko Takanashi, Yoshiko Atsuta, Atae Utsunomiya
Disease status at allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is an important pre-transplant prognostic factor of HCT in adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL); however, other prognostic factors, including comorbidities, were not predictive in small cohort analyses. Several scoring systems (HCT-comorbidity index [CI]/modified European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation risk score [mEBMT]) have been adopted to predict HCT outcomes in other hematological malignancies. We retrospectively evaluated HCT-CI and mEBMT to predict non-relapse mortality (NRM) in 824 ATL patients registered in the Japan Society for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation TRUMP database, from 2008 until 2013...
November 16, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155293/telephone-cpr-adopting-the-standard-of-care-just-in-time
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Michael Christopher Kurz
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November 16, 2017: Resuscitation
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