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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906119/degrading-traumatic-memories-with-eye-movements-a-pilot-functional-mri-study-in-ptsd
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Kathleen Thomaes, Iris M Engelhard, Marit Sijbrandij, Danielle C Cath, Odile A Van den Heuvel
BACKGROUND: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During EMDR, the patient recalls traumatic memories while making eye movements (EMs). Making EMs during recall is associated with decreased vividness and emotionality of traumatic memories, but the underlying mechanism has been unclear. Recent studies support a "working-memory" (WM) theory, which states that the two tasks (recall and EMs) compete for limited capacity of WM resources...
2016: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900778/predicting-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-treatment-response-in-refugees-multilevel-analysis
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Joris F G Haagen, F Jackie June Ter Heide, Trudy M Mooren, Jeroen W Knipscheer, Rolf J Kleber
OBJECTIVES: Given the recent peak in refugee numbers and refugees' high odds of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), finding ways to alleviate PTSD in refugees is of vital importance. However, there are major differences in PTSD treatment response between refugees, the determinants of which are largely unknown. This study aimed at improving PTSD treatment for adult refugees by identifying PTSD treatment response predictors. DESIGN: A prospective longitudinal multilevel modelling design was used to predict PTSD severity scores over time...
November 30, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889444/the-effectiveness-of-emotional-freedom-techniques-in-the-treatment-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Brenda Sebastian, Jerrod Nelms
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, growing numbers of clinicians have been utilizing emotional freedom techniques (EFT) in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown encouraging outcomes for all three conditions. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of EFT in treating PTSD by conducting a meta-analysis of existing RCTs. METHODS: A systematic review of databases was undertaken to identify RCTs investigating EFT in the treatment of PTSD...
October 24, 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879650/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-overview-of-evidence-based-assessment-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Cynthia L Lancaster, Jenni B Teeters, Daniel F Gros, Sudie E Back
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic psychological disorder that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event. This review summarizes the literature on the epidemiology, assessment, and treatment of PTSD. We provide a review of the characteristics of PTSD along with associated risk factors, and describe brief, evidence-based measures that can be used to screen for PTSD and monitor symptom changes over time. In regard to treatment, we highlight commonly used, evidence-based psychotherapies and pharmacotherapies for PTSD...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870670/operating-room-supply-costs-in-orthopaedic-trauma-cost-containment-opportunities
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Taylor P Gurnea, Wesley P Frye, Peter L Althausen
In the current health care environment, cost containment is more important than ever. Most physicians currently are unaware of the cost of operating room supplies. A large amount of waste occurs secondary to lack of knowledge and absence of physician incentives for cost saving. Many of the decisions for supply use can be based on good scientific evidence, which supports specific cost saving measures. Careful attention to blood utilization and use of tranexamic acid has the potential to save millions in the hip fracture treatment and arthroplasty treatments...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866488/disposable-bronchoscope-model-for-simulating-endoscopic-reprocessing-and-surveillance-cultures
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Mohamed H Yassin, Rahman Hariri, Yasir Hamad, Juliet Ferrelli, Leeanna McKibben, Yohei Doi
BACKGROUND Endoscope-associated infections are reported despite following proper reprocessing methods. Microbiological testing can confirm the adequacy of endoscope reprocessing. Multiple controversies related to the method and interpretation of microbiological testing cultures have arisen that make their routine performance a complex target. OBJECTIVE We conducted a pilot study using disposable bronchoscopes (DBs) to simulate different reprocessing times and soaking times and to compare high-level disinfection versus ethylene oxide sterilization...
November 21, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858346/single-ct-for-attenuation-correction-of-rest-stress-cardiac-spect-perfusion-imaging
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R Glenn Wells, Mikael Trottier, Manuja Premaratne, Karen Vanderwerf, Terrence D Ruddy
Common practice is to use separate CT scans acquired during rest and stress for attenuation correction of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). We evaluated using a single CT scan to correct both rest and stress SPECT scans. Studies from 154 patients were reprocessed using one CT acquired at stress to correct both rest and stress scans (1CT) and compared to correction of each scan with its own CT (2CT). Two expert readers independently read the images and determined summed stress (SSS), rest (SRS), and difference (SDS) scores...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853743/a-novel-adjunctive-cleansing-method-to-reduce-colony-forming-units-on-duodenoscopes
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Karl Kwok, Joseph Chang, Simon Lo, Andrew Giap, Brian Lim, Bechien Wu
Background and study aims: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography-related infections are of increasing global concern due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria such as carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), with bacterial biofilm production postulated as one cause of persistent infection from such virulent organisms. Because N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has been shown to possess antibacterial and biofilm-disruption properties, we aimed to evaluate if NAC would demonstrate clinical utility in reducing the colony forming units (CFU) at the elevator end of a duodenoscope, one of the hardest areas to clean...
November 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843054/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-and-nonrandomized-trials-of-clinical-emotional-freedom-techniques-eft-for-the-treatment-of-depression
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Jerrod A Nelms, Liana Castel
BACKGROUND: Among a group of therapies collectively known as energy psychology (EP), emotional freedom techniques (EFT) is the most widely practiced. Clinical EFT is an evidence-based practice combining elements of cognitive and exposure therapies with the manual stimulation of acupuncture points (acupoints). Lacking is a recent quantitative meta-analysis that enhances understanding of the variability and clinical significance of outcomes after clinical EFT treatment in reducing depression...
August 18, 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828063/spectrometer-baseline-control-via-spatial-filtering
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M R Burleigh, C R Richey, S A Rinehart, M A Quijada, E J Wollack
An absorptive half-moon aperture mask is experimentally explored as a broad-bandwidth means of eliminating spurious spectral features arising from reprocessed radiation in an infrared Fourier transform spectrometer. In the presence of the spatial filter, an order of magnitude improvement in the fidelity of the spectrometer baseline is observed. The method is readily accommodated within the context of commonly employed instrument configurations and leads to a factor of two reduction in optical throughput. A detailed discussion of the underlying mechanism and limitations of the method are provided...
October 10, 2016: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818222/adenosine-triphosphate-bioluminescence-for-bacteriological-surveillance-and-reprocessing-strategies-for-minimizing-risk-of-infection-transmission-by-duodenoscopes
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Saurabh Sethi, Robert J Huang, Monique T Barakat, Niaz Banaei, Shai Friedland, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Recent outbreaks of duodenoscope-transmitted infections underscore the importance of adequate endoscope reprocessing. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence testing allows rapid evaluation of endoscopes for bacteriological/biological residue. In this prospective study we evaluate the utility of ATP in bacteriological surveillance, and the effects of endoscopy staff education and dual cycles of cleaning and high-level disinfection (HLD) on endoscope reprocessing...
November 3, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817757/association-between-storage-interval-and-contamination-of-reprocessed-flexible-endoscopes-in-a-pediatric-gastrointestinal-procedural-unit
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Patricia Scanlon, Kathleen Flaherty, Erik A Reilly, Ellen G Barth, Gail Potter-Bynoe, Jeff Cardini, Ann Marie Riley, Alexander J McAdam, Thomas J Sandora
OBJECTIVE The maximum safe storage interval after endoscope reprocessing remains unknown. We assessed the association between storage interval and endoscope contamination to evaluate the need for scope reprocessing prior to use. METHODS We conducted a study in 2 phases. In phase 1, we cultured 9 gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes that had been stored for at least 7 days since reprocessing. Each scope was cultured in 3 places: external surfaces of hand piece, insertion tube, and internal channels. In phase 2, after reprocessing these scopes, we hung and cultured them prospectively in a similar fashion at 1-, 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-week intervals without patient use...
November 7, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810752/immobilized-ligninolytic-enzymes-an-innovative-and-environmental-responsive-technology-to-tackle-dye-based-industrial-pollutants-a-review
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REVIEW
Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Asgher, Roberto Parra-Saldivar, Hongbo Hu, Wei Wang, Xuehong Zhang, Hafiz M N Iqbal
In the twenty-first century, chemical and associated industries quest a transition prototype from traditional chemical-based concepts to a greener, sustainable and environmentally-friendlier catalytic alternative, both at the laboratory and industrial scale. In this context, bio-based catalysis offers numerous benefits along with potential biotechnological and environmental applications. The bio-based catalytic processes are energy efficient than conventional methodologies under moderate processing, generating no and negligible secondary waste pollution...
October 28, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805739/reversible-tad-chemistry-as-a-convenient-tool-for-the-design-of-re-processable-pcl-based-shape-memory-materials
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Thomas Defize, Raphaël Riva, Jean-Michel Thomassin, Michaël Alexandre, Niels Van Herck, Filip Du Prez, Christine Jérôme
A chemically cross-linked but remarkably (re)processable shape-memory polymer (SMP) is designed by cross-linking poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) stars via the efficient triazolinedione click chemistry, based on the very fast and reversible Alder-ene reaction of 1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione (TAD) with indole compounds. Typically, a six-arm star-shaped PCL functionalized by indole moieties at the chain ends is melt-blended with a bisfunctional TAD, directly resulting in a cross-linked PCL-based SMP without the need of post-curing treatment...
November 2, 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794272/radioecological-investigation-of-3-h-14-c-and-129-i-in-natural-waters-from-fuhrberger-feld-catchment-northern-germany
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Alfatih A A Osman, Stefan Bister, Beate Riebe, Abdelouahed Daraoui, Christof Vockenhuber, Lukas Wacker, Clemens Walther
Ongoing radionuclide releases from nuclear facilities, e.g. from reprocessing plants, but also from nuclear reactors require monitoring of the environment. Particularly drinking water reservoirs are prone to possible radionuclide accumulation fostering the need for routine surveillance. In this work, we investigated tritium ((3)H), radiocarbon ((14)C), and iodine-129 ((129)I) activity levels in natural aquatic samples at the water protection area of Fuhrberger Feld near Hannover city, Northern Germany. For that aim, a low-level liquid scintillation counting (LSC) technique was used to measure (3)H in the water samples based on a distillation process after alkaline permanganate treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783688/effect-of-ocular-movements-during-eye-movement-desensitization-and-reprocessing-emdr-therapy-a-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Daniele Rimini, Filippo Molinari, William Liboni, Marina Balbo, Roberta Darò, Erika Viotti, Isabel Fernandez
INTRODUCTION: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic treatment resolving emotional distress caused by traumatic events. With EMDR, information processing is facilitated by eye movements (EM) during the recall of a traumatic memory (RECALL). The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of ocular movements of EMDR on the hemodynamics of the prefrontal cortex (PFC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two groups were recruited: a trial group (wEM) received a complete EMDR treatment, whereas a control group (woEM) received a therapy without EM...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775587/guilt-shame-and-compassionate-imagery-in-war-traumatized-german-soldiers-with-ptsd-a-pilot-study
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Christina Alliger-Horn, Peter Lutz Zimmermann, Mervyn Schmucker
BACKGROUND: The consideration of specific trauma-associated emotions poses a challenge for the differential treatment planning in trauma therapy. Soldiers experiencing deployment-related posttraumatic stress disorder often struggle with emotions of guilt and shame as a central component of their PTSD. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which soldiers' PTSD symptoms and their trauma-related guilt and shame may be affected as a function of their ability to develop compassionate imagery between their CURRENT SELF (today) and their TRAUMATIZED SELF (back then)...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769703/the-practice-of-disinfection-of-high-speed-handpieces-with-70-w-v-alcohol-an-evaluation
#18
Flávia Morais Gomes Pinto, Camila Quartim de Moraes Bruna, Tamara Carolina Camargo, Maíra Marques, Cely Barretos Silva, Suzete M Sasagawa, Lycia Maria Jenné Mimica, Kazuko Uchikawa Graziano
A high-speed handpiece is used in several dental procedures and the official recommendation for safe decontamination consists of rinsing with water, washing with detergent, mechanical friction, and sterilization; however, many professionals only apply 70% w/v alcohol without also cleaning the tool between patients. We performed an analysis of high-speed handpieces reprocessed only with 70% w/v alcohol and found that the methods used in clinical practice are not safe.
October 18, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765405/the-behaviour-of-137-cs-in-the-north-atlantic-ocean-assessed-from-numerical-modelling-releases-from-nuclear-fuel-reprocessing-factories-redissolution-from-contaminated-sediments-and-leakage-from-dumped-nuclear-wastes
#19
R Periáñez, Kyung-Suk Suh, Byung-Il Min
A Lagrangian model which simulates the dispersion of (137)Cs in the North Atlantic has been developed. The model includes water/sediment interactions. It has been tested comparing calculated and measured (137)Cs concentrations in water and sediments of the European Shelf resulting after the releases from the nuclear fuel reprocessing plants of Sellafield and La Hague. Some additional numerical experiments have been carried out. First, the redissolution of (137)Cs from contaminated sediments after the reduction in releases from the reprocessing plants has been studied...
October 17, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759442/evidence-base-update-for-psychosocial-treatments-for-children-and-adolescents-exposed-to-traumatic-events
#20
Shannon Dorsey, Katie A McLaughlin, Suzanne E U Kerns, Julie P Harrison, Hilary K Lambert, Ernestine C Briggs, Julia Revillion Cox, Lisa Amaya-Jackson
Child and adolescent trauma exposure is prevalent, with trauma exposure-related symptoms, including posttraumatic stress, depressive, and anxiety symptoms often causing substantial impairment. This article updates the evidence base on psychosocial treatments for child and adolescent trauma exposure completed for this journal by Silverman et al. (2008). For this review, we focus on 37 studies conducted during the seven years since the last review. Treatments are grouped by overall treatment family (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy), treatment modality (e...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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