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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330732/touching-the-spirit-re-enchanting-the-person-in-the-body
#1
Peggy L Determeyer, Julie E Kutac
In this essay, we argue that touch constitutes a sacred connection between the patient and practitioner. When touch is avoided or overlooked, the enigmatic inner workings of the body are ignored as those aspects of the body that can be quantified and ultimately controlled are emphasized. In utilizing touch as a fundamental way of opening up space for the sacred, the practitioner affirms the humanity for both the patient and herself. Only by returning to the senses can practitioners resist the dehumanizing effects of machinery and re-enchant the health-care profession in caring for persons they have sworn to serve...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310524/the-iconography-of-goiter-five-sculptures-in-italian-sacred-mountains-varallo-orta-and-varese
#2
Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Renzo Dionigi
Many of the representations of individuals with goiters reported in the literature actually refer to occasional swelling of the anterior neck, or "pseudogoiter", the artists not having any plan to expose this pathology. The article describes five representations of goiters, as observed by the authors in the sculptures of the Sacred Mountains of Varallo, Orta and Varese (Italy). They are classical and appropriate examples of the iconography of ''real goiter,'' since in these cases the sculptors had the definite aim to show persons with goiter...
January 8, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288048/recommendations-for-the-prevention-and-diagnosis-of-asthma-in-children-evidence-from-international-guidelines-adapted-for-mexico
#3
REVIEW
D E S Larenas Linnemann, B E Del Río Navarro, J A Luna Pech, J Romero Lombard, J Villaverde Rosas, M C Cano Salas, M Fernández Vega, J A Ortega Martell, E C López Estrada, J L Mayorga Butrón, J Salas Hernández, J C Vázquez García, I Ortiz Aldana, M H Vargas Becerra, M Bedolla Barajas, N Rodríguez Pérez, A Aguilar Aranda, C A Jiménez González, C García Bolaños, C Garrido Galindo, D A Mendoza Hernández, E Mendoza López, G López Pérez, G H Wakida Kuzonoki, H H Ruiz Gutiérrez, H León Molina, H Martínez de la Lanza, H Stone Aguilar, J Gómez Vera, J Olvera Salinas, J J Oyoqui Flores, J L Gálvez Romero, J S Lozano Saenz, J I Salgado Gama, M A Jiménez Chobillon, M A García Avilés, M P Guinto Balanzar, M A Medina Ávalos, R Camargo Angeles, R García Torrentera, S Toral Freyre, G Montes Narvaez, H Solorio Gómez, J Rosas Peña, S J Romero Tapia, A Reyes Herrera, F Cuevas Schacht, J Esquer Flores, J A Sacre Hazouri, L Compean Martínez, P J Medina Sánchez, S Garza Salinas, C Baez Loyola, I Romero Alvarado, J L Miguel Reyes, L E Huerta Espinosa, M Á Correa Flores, R Castro Martínez
BACKGROUND: With the availability of high-quality asthma guidelines worldwide, one possible approach of developing a valid guideline, without re-working the evidence, already analysed by major guidelines, is the ADAPTE approach, as was used for the development of National Guidelines on asthma. METHODS: The guidelines development group (GDG) covered a broad range of experts from medical specialities, primary care physicians and methodologists. The core group of the GDG searched the literature for asthma guidelines 2005 onward, and analysed the 11 best guidelines with AGREE-II to select three mother guidelines...
December 26, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284277/-life-within-the-person-comes-to-the-fore-pastoral-workers-practice-wisdom-on-using-arts-in-palliative-care
#4
Clare O'Callaghan, Libby Byrne, Eleni Cokalis, David Glenister, Margaret Santilli, Rose Clark, Therese McCarthy, Natasha Michael
BACKGROUND: Pastoral care (also chaplaincy, spiritual care) assists people to find meaning, personal resources, and connection with self, others, and/or a higher power. Although essential in palliative care, there remains limited examination of what pastoral workers do. This study examined how pastoral workers use and consider the usefulness of art-based modalities. METHODS: Qualitative research was used to examine the practice wisdom (tacit practice knowledge) of pastoral workers experienced in using visual arts and music in palliative care...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245697/rediscovery-of-the-type-series-of-the-sacred-shrew-i-sorex-i-i-religiosus-i-i-geoffroy-saint-hilaire-1826-with-additional-notes-on-mummified-shrews-of-ancient-egypt-mammalia-soricidae
#5
Neal Woodman, Claudia Koch, Rainer Hutterer
In 1826, Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire described the Sacred Shrew, Sorex religiosus [= Crocidura religiosa] from a series of 22 embalmed individuals that comprised a portion of the Italian archeologist Joseph Passalacqua's collection of Egyptian antiquities from an ancient necropolis near Thebes, central Egypt. Living members of the species were not discovered until the beginning of the 20th century and are currently restricted to the Nile Delta region, well north of the type locality. In 1968, the type series of S...
October 30, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243336/o%C3%A2-alkylated-2-deoxyuridine-repair-by-o%C3%A2-alkylguanine-dna-alkyltransferase-is-augmented-by-a-c5-fluorine-modification
#6
Lauralicia Sacre, Derek K O'Flaherty, Philippe Archambault, William Copp, Gilles Peslherbe, Heidi M Muchall, Christopher James Wilds
Oligonucleotides containing various adducts including ethyl, benzyl, 4-hydroxybutyl and 7-hydroxyheptyl groups at the O⁴-atom of 5-fluoro-O⁴-alkyl-2'-deoxyuridine were prepared by solid-phase synthesis. UV thermal denaturation studies demonstrated that these modifications destabilized the duplex by approximately 10 ºC relative to the control containing 5-fluoro-2'-deoxyuridine. Circular dichroism spectroscopy revealed that these modified duplexes all adopted a B-form DNA structure. O⁶-alkylguanine DNA alkyltransferase (AGT) from human (hAGT) was most efficient at repair of the 5-fluoro-O⁴-benzyl-2'-deoxyuridine adduct whereas the thymidine analog was refractory to repair...
December 15, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242485/-i-pterostichus-neilgaimani-i-sp-nov-a-new-species-of-ground-beetles-coleoptera-carabidae-from-relict-sacred-grove-in-eastern-georgia
#7
Giorgi Chaladze, Levan Kalatozishvili, Zurab Janiashvili, Giorgi Bakuradze
A new species of ground beetles (Coleoptea: Carabidae) belonging to the subgenus Aphaonus Reitter, 1887 (genus Pterostichus Bonelli, 1810) is described, based on two specimens collected from the sacred grove of Khevsha (Eastern Georgia).
October 3, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239856/bioinspired-nanoparticle-spray-coating-for-superhydrophobic-flexible-materials-with-oil-water-separation-capabilities
#8
Nicasio R Geraldi, Linzi E Dodd, Ben Xu, David Wood, Gary Wells, Glen McHale, Michael I Newton
Much of the inspiration for the creation of superhydrophobic surfaces has come from nature, from plant such as the Sacred Lotus (Nulembo nucifera), where the micro-scale papillae epidermal cells on the surfaces of the leaves are covered with nano-scale epicuticular wax crystalloids. The combination of the surface roughness and the hydrophobic wax coating produces a superhydrophobic wetting state on the leaves allowing them to self-clean and easily shed water. Here a simple scale-up carbon nanoparticle spray coating is presented that mimics the surface of the Sacred Lotus leaves and can be applied to a wide variety of materials, complex structures, and flexible substrates, rendering them superhydrophobic, with contact angles above 160°...
December 14, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237786/commentary-waltzing-around-sacred-cows-on-the-way-to-the-future
#9
Stephen M Brecher
Our mostly manual, agar based clinical microbiology laboratory is slowly but steadily being re-defined by automation and innovation. Ironically, the oldest test, the Gram stain, is still manually read and interpreted by trained personnel. In this proof of concept study Smith et al. (https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01521-17) have used computer imaging with a deep convolutional neural network to examine and interpret Gram-stained slides from positive blood culture bottles. In light of the shortage of medical technologists/microbiologists and the need for results of positive blood culture bottles 24/7, this paper paves the way for the next innovations for the clinical microbiology laboratory of the future...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236807/the-ritualization-of-life-and-the-expansion-of-psy-cultures-in-colombia-the-local-and-the-barely-transnational
#10
Carlos Alberto Uribe
This paper exposes the status of psy cultures in Colombia. It is shown how the country's official health system has transformed biomedical psychiatry and cognitive behavioral psychology into the dominant and hegemonic psy culture. However, far from being hegemonic, as presented, both serve to foster and sustain the existence of different "religious" or "sacred" therapeutic systems and practices that denaturalize human existential and psychological suffering. In general, the latter are ritual practices with a strong spiritualist, anti-materialist and antimonist content, that deal freely with a wide range of cosmologies, beliefs and symbols, even including the same concepts and practices of a biomedical origin...
November 2017: História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234065/volatile-and-bioactive-compounds-in-opercula-from-muricidae-molluscs-supports-their-use-in-ceremonial-incense-and-traditional-medicines
#11
Bijayalakshmi Devi Nongmaithem, Peter Mouatt, Joshua Smith, David Rudd, Michael Russell, Caroline Sullivan, Kirsten Benkendorff
Muricidae molluscs are the source of a valuable purple dye that was traded as a luxury item in the Mediterranean region and by the late Byzantine was reserved for royalty and priests. Less well known is the use of muricid opercula in sacred incense and traditional medicines, although they are still used as rare ingredients today. This study provides the first chemical assessment of opercula from Muricidae, based on several traditional preparation procedures. Chemical analysis of opercula smoke revealed aromatic phenols, which act as fragrance stabilisers and produce a "medicinal" odour...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214997/the-influences-and-neural-correlates-of-past-and-present-during-gambling-in-humans
#12
Pierre Sacré, Sandya Subramanian, Matthew S D Kerr, Kevin Kahn, Matthew A Johnson, Juan Bulacio, Jorge A González-Martínez, Sridevi V Sarma, John T Gale
During financial decision-making tasks, humans often make "rational" decisions, where they maximize expected reward. However, this rationality may compete with a bias that reflects past outcomes. That is, if one just lost money or won money, this may impact future decisions. It is unclear how past outcomes influence future decisions in humans, and how neural circuits encode present and past information. In this study, six human subjects performed a financial decision-making task while we recorded local field potentials from multiple brain structures...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213178/hiding-in-the-dark-local-ecological-knowledge-about-slow-loris-in-sarawak-sheds-light-on-relationships-between-human-populations-and-wild-animals
#13
Priscillia Miard, K A I Nekaris, Hatta Ramlee
Local ecological knowledge (LEK) increases understanding of certain species and the threats they face, especially little-studied taxa for which data on distribution and conservation are often lacking. We conducted 111 semi-structured interviews in Sarawak, Malaysia, to collect local knowledge about the behavior and distribution of the Philippine slow loris (Nycticebus menagensis) from two ethnic groups, the Iban and the Penan. Our study revealed that male Penan respondents, generally hunters, who frequently go into the forest were better at identifying animals from pictures...
2017: Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211236/effects-of-sacred-music-on-the-spiritual-well-being-of-bereaved-relatives-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#14
Vladimir Araujo da Silva, Rita de Cássia Frederico Silva, Nubia Carla Ferreira Cabau, Eliseth Ribeiro Leão, Maria Júlia Paes da Silva
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of instrumental sacred music and sacred music with vocals on the spiritual well-being of bereaved relatives. METHOD This is a randomized clinical trial carried out with family members bereaving the death of loved ones to cancer. Participants were allocated into three groups: Group 1 (control), Group 2 (experimental using sacred music with vocals) or Group 3 (experimental using instrumental sacred music). Spiritual well-being was assessed through the Spiritual Well-Being Scale...
2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189654/the-sacred-seven-elective-integrating-the-health-humanities-into-physician-assistant-education
#15
Jill P Grant, Tanya Gregory
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187810/conditional-loss-of-hoxa5-function-early-after-birth-impacts-on-expression-of-genes-with-synaptic-function
#16
Benoit Lizen, Charlotte Moens, Jinane Mouheiche, Thomas Sacré, Marie-Thérèse Ahn, Lucie Jeannotte, Ahmad Salti, Françoise Gofflot
Hoxa5 is a member of the Hox gene family that plays critical roles in successive steps of the central nervous system formation during embryonic and fetal development. In the mouse, Hoxa5 was recently shown to be expressed in the medulla oblongata and the pons from fetal stages to adulthood. In these territories, Hoxa5 transcripts are enriched in many precerebellar neurons and several nuclei involved in autonomic functions, while the HOXA5 protein is detected mainly in glutamatergic and GABAergic neurons. However, whether HOXA5 is functionally required in these neurons after birth remains unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163557/history-of-tree-growth-declines-recorded-in-old-trees-at-two-sacred-sites-in-northern-china
#17
Yan Li, Qi-Bin Zhang
Old forests are an important component in sacred sites, yet they are at risk of growth decline from ongoing global warming and increased human activities. Growth decline, characterized by chronic loss of tree vigor, is not a recent phenomenon. Knowledge of past occurrence of declines is useful for preparing conservation plans because it helps understand if present day forests are outside the natural range of variation in tree health. We report a dendroecological study of growth decline events in the past two centuries at two sacred sites, Hengshan and Wutaishan, in Shanxi province of northern China...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137116/altering-residue-134-confers-an-increased-substrate-range-of-alkylated-nucleosides-to-the-e-coli-ogt-protein
#18
Nadia M Schoonhoven, Derek K O'Flaherty, Francis P McManus, Lauralicia Sacre, Anne M Noronha, M Judith Kornblatt, Christopher J Wilds
O⁶-Alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferases (AGTs) are proteins responsible for the removal of mutagenic alkyl adducts at the O⁶-atom of guanine and O⁴-atom of thymine. In the current study we set out to understand the role of the Ser134 residue in the Escherichia coli AGT variant OGT on substrate discrimination. The S134P mutation in OGT increased the ability of the protein to repair both O⁶-adducts of guanine and O⁴-adducts of thymine. However, the S134P variant was unable, like wild-type OGT, to repair an interstrand cross-link (ICL) bridging two O⁶-atoms of guanine in a DNA duplex...
November 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116582/late-onset-first-episode-psychosis-emerging-as-delusional-misidentification-of-familiar-sacred-places-during-a-holy-pilgrimage-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Mahmoud A Awara, Hamdy F Moselhy, Manal O Elnenaei
BACKGROUND: The delusional misidentification syndromes (DMS) include a myriad of discrete but related syndromes, which have wide spectrum anomalies of familiarity. Several misidentification syndromes have been described in the psychiatric literature, the most common of these delusions are: the Capgras syndrome; the Fregoli syndrome; the syndrome of inter-metamorphosis; reduplicative paramnesia; and environmental reduplication. CASE PRESENTATION: The reported case highlights the emergence of late onset first episode psychosis in a Middle Eastern 65-year-old female who has no previous psychiatric history...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115917/the-complete-chloroplast-genome-of-primulina-and-two-novel-strategies-for-development-of-high-polymorphic-loci-for-population-genetic-and-phylogenetic-studies
#20
Chao Feng, Meizhen Xu, Chen Feng, Eric J B von Wettberg, Ming Kang
BACKGROUND: Primulina Hance is an emerging model for studying evolutionary divergence, adaptation and speciation of the karst flora. However, phylogenetic relationships within the genus have not been resolved due to low variation detected in the cpDNA regions. Chloroplast genomes can provide important information for phylogenetic and population genetic studies. Recent advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques greatly facilitate sequencing whole chloroplast genomes for multiple individuals...
November 7, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
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