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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108913/religion-and-public-health-moral-tradition-as-both-problem-and-solution
#1
Michael Rozier
Despite strong religious influence in the development of medicine and medical ethics, religion has been relatively absent in the rise of preventive medicine and population health. Episodic, clinical medicine has a powerful hold on the religious imagination in health care. Nevertheless, Hebrew Scripture, elements of rabbinical teaching, and modern concepts of social justice all can be used to inspire action in health care that goes beyond clinical medicine. The Christian tradition can call upon the corporal works of mercy, virtue ethics, and Catholic social teaching, as well as the modern history Catholic sisters in the U...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104422/tipless-nitinol-stone-baskets-comparison-of-penetration-force-radial-dilation-force-opening-dynamics-and-deflection
#2
Nishant Patel, Arash Akhavein, Bryan Hinck, Rajat Jain, Manoj Monga
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate 5 commercially available tipless nitinol baskets (2.2F) in 4performance factors: penetration force, radial dilation force, opening dynamics and deflection limitation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The 2.2F Coloplast Dormia No-Tip®, 1.5F Sacred Heart Medical Halo®, 2.2F Cook NCircle Nitinol Tipless Stone Extractor ®, 1.9F Bard SkyLite Tipless Nitinol Basket® and the 1.9F Boston Scientific Zero TipTM baskets were tested for penetration force (safety metric), radial dilation force (functional metric for ureteral calculi), and opening/closing dynamics...
January 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089985/giant-cell-arteritis-related-stroke-a-retrospective-multicenter-case-control-study
#3
Hubert de Boysson, Eric Liozon, Delphine Larivière, Maxime Samson, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Jonathan Boutemy, Gwénola Maigné, Nicolas Martin Silva, Kim Ly, Emmanuel Touzé, Bernard Bonnotte, Achille Aouba, Karim Sacré, Boris Bienvenu
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA)-related stroke and to compare them with a control group of GCA patients without stroke. METHODS: We created a retrospective multicenter cohort of patients with (1) GCA diagnosed according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria between 1995 and 2015, and (2) stroke occurring at the time of GCA diagnosis or occurring within 4 weeks of starting GCA therapy. The control group consisted of GCA patients without stroke...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065812/minimally-invasive-approach-in-type-ii-endometrial-cancer-it-is-wise-and-safe
#4
Giorgia Monterossi, Fabio Ghezzi, Enrico Vizza, Gian Franco Zannoni, Stefano Uccella, Giacomo Corrado, Stefano Restaino, Lorena Quagliozzi, Jvan Casarin, Giorgia Dinoi, Giovanni Scambia, Francesco Fanfani
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to compare peri-operative and survival outcomes of Type II endometrial cancers patients staged by minimally invasive approaches versus laparotomy. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. DESIGN: Classification: Canadian Task Force classification II-2 SETTING: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Rome, University of Insubria, Varese and "Regina Elena" National Cancer Institute of Rome. PATIENTS: We enrolled 283 Type II endometrial cancer patients with clinical FIGO stage I-II and pathological stage III with apparent early-stage disease at the pre-operative instrumental examination...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065255/a-54-year-old-man-with-lingual-granuloma-and-multiple-pulmonary-excavated-nodules
#5
Julien Dang, Noémie Chanson, Caroline Charlier, Christine Bonnal, Gregory Jouvion, Tiphaine Goulenok, Thomas Papo, Karim Sacre
A 54-year-old French man was admitted for evaluation of a chronic nodular lesion of the tongue and mandibular lymphadenopathy. He reported active tobacco and cannabis smoking as well as excessive alcohol use. He also reported frequent use of cocaine for several months and a past addiction to IV heroin. He had traveled abroad as a journalist and lived for several months in Columbia and Venezuela 12 years ago. His medical history included chronic hepatitis C infection successfully treated with interferon and ribavirin 6 years ago and high BP...
January 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035427/trace-element-contamination-in-tissues-of-four-bird-species-from-the-rift-valley-region-ethiopia
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Yared Beyene Yohannes, Yoshinori Ikenaka, Shouta M M Nakayama, Hazuki Mizukawa, Mayumi Ishizuka
Concentrations of ten trace elements (Hg, As, Cd, Pb, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Se and Zn) were determined in different tissues (liver, kidney, muscle, heart and brain) of African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus), Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) and great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) inhabiting the Ethiopian Rift Valley region. There were differences in trace element patterns among the bird species. Significantly (p < 0.05) higher concentrations of Cd (5.53 µg/g dw ± 2...
December 29, 2016: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027033/willard-and-spackman-s-enduring-legacy-for-future-occupational-therapy-pathways
#7
Wanda J Mahoney, Christine O Peters, Peggy M Martin
Helen Willard (1894-1980) and Clare Spackman (1909-1992) paved the way for modern and future occupational therapy. This article validates the need for historical research in occupational therapy and presents a historical study on how the personal and professional collaboration of Willard and Spackman influenced occupational therapy. Data were gathered from archival documents, private papers, and 10 oral histories with colleagues, students, family, and friends. We used text analysis with triangulation to develop themes to reconstruct a proximity of the historical story...
January 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025900/phytochemical-and-biological-evaluation-of-salvia-apiana
#8
Radhakrishnan Srivedavyasasri, Taylor Hayes, Samir A Ross
Salvia apiana (white sage, Lamiaceae family) plant is native to southern California and parts of Mexico. Some Native American tribes local to this region consider S. apiana to be sacred and burn the leaves as incense for purification ceremonies. The plant has been used to treat sore throats, coughs, chest colds, upper respiratory infections and poison oak rashes. The aqueous ethanolic extract of S. apiana showed moderate CB1 activity (58.3% displacement). Chromatographic purification of the ethanolic extract on silica gel column led to isolation of nine compounds: rosmadial (I), carnosol (II), 16-hydroxycarnosol (III), sageone (IV), cirsimaritin (V), salvigenin (VI), oleanolic acid (VII), 3β,28-dihydroxy-urs-12-ene (VIII), and ursolic acid (IX)...
December 27, 2016: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942799/interrupting-prolonged-sitting-in-type-2-diabetes-nocturnal-persistence-of-improved-glycaemic-control
#9
Paddy C Dempsey, Jennifer M Blankenship, Robyn N Larsen, Julian W Sacre, Parneet Sethi, Nora E Straznicky, Neale D Cohen, Ester Cerin, Gavin W Lambert, Neville Owen, Bronwyn A Kingwell, David W Dunstan
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We aimed to examine the effect of interrupting 7 h prolonged sitting with brief bouts of walking or resistance activities on 22 h glucose homeostasis (including nocturnal-to-following morning hyperglycaemia) in adults with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This study is an extension of a previously published randomised crossover trial, which included 24 inactive overweight/obese adults with type 2 diabetes (14 men; 62 ± 6 years) who completed three 7 h laboratory conditions, separated by 6-14 day washout periods: SIT: (1) prolonged sitting (control); (2) light-intensity walking (LW): sitting plus 3 min bouts of light-intensity walking at 3...
December 9, 2016: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927243/traditional-mapuche-ecological-knowledge-in-patagonia-argentina-fishes-and-other-living-beings-inhabiting-continental-waters-as-a-reflection-of-processes-of-change
#10
Juana Aigo, Ana Ladio
BACKGROUND: Understanding how people interpret environmental change and develop practices in response to such change is essential to comprehend human resource use. In the cosmology of the American indigenous peoples, as among the Mapuche people, freshwater systems are considered a living entity, where animals have an enormous role to play in the universe of meaning. However, human adaptive responses to freshwater system dynamics are scarcely examined. In this work a survey is carried out in three Mapuche communities of Argentine Patagonia to assess their traditional knowledge of the fishes and other non-human living beings that inhabit lakes and rivers...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895428/lymphovascular-invasion-in-more-than-one-quarter-of-small-rectal-neuroendocrine-tumors
#11
Mi Jung Kwon, Ho Suk Kang, Jae Seung Soh, Hyun Lim, Jong Hyeok Kim, Choong Kee Park, Hye-Rim Park, Eun Sook Nam
AIM: To identify the frequency, clinicopathological risk factors, and prognostic significance of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) in endoscopically resected small rectal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). METHODS: Between June 2005 and December 2015, 104 cases of endoscopically resected small (≤ 1 cm) rectal NET specimens at Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital in Korea were retrospectively evaluated. We compared the detected rate of LVI in small rectal NET specimens by two methods: hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and ancillary immunohistochemical staining (D2-40 and Elastica van Gieson); in addition, LVI detection rate difference between endoscopic procedures were also evaluated...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874310/ancient-microrna-families-that-regulate-transcription-factors-are-preferentially-preserved-during-plant-radiation
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Tao Shi, Kun Wang, Pingfang Yang
Essential genes are usually less likely to be lost during evolution, whereas dispensable genes are lost more frequently. Integrating sacred lotus and other plant microRNA (miRNA) data, we found different ancient miRNA families that arose before eudicot radiation exhibit different evolutionary trajectories. Those ancient miRNA families with higher copy and target numbers, and older age are more likely to be retained in plant descendants and more conserved in (hairpin-structured) miRNA gene sequences. Interestingly, a large portion of the well conserved miRNA families in plant lineages can target transcription factors (TFs)...
December 2016: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874256/correlation-of-vitamin-d-levels-with-tear-film-stability-and-secretion-in-patients-with-dry-eye-syndrome
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Ki Won Jin, Jin Woo Ro, Young Joo Shin, Joon Young Hyon, Won Ryang Wee, Shin Goo Park
PURPOSE: To investigate tear film stability and secretion according to serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH)D] levels in dry eye patients. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, the medical charts of 92 patients who visited the Department of Ophthalmology at Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital from April to August 2015 were reviewed. Serum 25(OH)D levels were measured. Subjects were divided into three groups according to serum 25(OH)D levels: sufficient, inadequate or deficient group...
November 22, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873406/watch-scrubs-a-video-observational-study-of-workplace-based-learning-at-sacred-heart-hospital
#14
Eliot L Rees, Yashashwi Sinha, Benjamin Davies, Patrick J Quinn
CONTEXT: Workplace-based learning remains the cornerstone of clinical training. Teaching in the clinical environment promotes active engagement as trainees are required to combine their competencies (e.g. skills in history taking, examination and clinical reasoning) to determine an appropriate course of action. High-quality clinical teaching supports and scaffolds trainees' learning in clinical workplaces. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the quality of clinical teaching at a large teaching hospital...
December 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863914/cultural-aspects-and-mythologies-surrounding-menstruation-and-abnormal-uterine-bleeding
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Delfin A Tan, Rohana Haththotuwa, Ian S Fraser
The objective of this chapter is to present an overview of how menstruation, a normal bodily function, was and is perceived in various ethnic groups and cultures in the world, from ancient mythology, historical, or traditional practices to contemporary belief systems. Mythical tales about menstruation abound in the legends and prehistory of ancient cultures. These tales characterize menstrual blood variously as sacred, a gift from the gods, or a punishment for sin, but it is almost always magical and powerful...
October 26, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862817/design-of-s-allylcysteine-in-situ-production-and-incorporation-based-on-a-novel-pyrrolysyl-trna-synthetase-variant
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Matthias P Exner, Tilmann Kuenzl, Tuyet Mai T To, Zhaofei Ouyang, Sergej Schwagerus, Michael G Hoesl, Christian P R Hackenberger, Marga C Lensen, Sven Panke, Nediljko Budisa
The noncanonical amino acid S-allyl cysteine (Sac) is one of the major compounds of garlic extract and exhibits a range of biological activities. It is also a small bioorthogonal alkene tag capable of undergoing controlled chemical modifications, such as photoinduced thiol-ene coupling or Pd-mediated deprotection. Its small size guarantees minimal interference with protein structure and function. Here, we report a simple protocol efficiently to couple in-situ semisynthetic biosynthesis of Sac and its incorporation into proteins in response to amber (UAG) stop codons...
January 3, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856779/treatment-of-neurosarcoidosis-a-comparative-study-of-methotrexate-and-mycophenolate-mofetil
#17
Samuel Bitoun, Diane Bouvry, Raphaël Borie, Mathieu Mahevas, Karim Sacre, Julien Haroche, Dimitri Psimaras, Corinne Pottier, Alexis Mathian, Miguel Hie, Du Le Thi Huong Boutin, Thomas Papo, Bertrand Godeau, Dominique Valeyre, Hilario Nunes, Zahir Amoura, Fleur Cohen Aubart
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of methotrexate (MTX) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in the prevention of relapses in neurosarcoidosis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective multicenter study including patients who received MTX or MMF for the treatment of histologically proven neurosarcoidosis. The efficacy of the immunosuppressive drug was assessed by determining the time to relapse. RESULTS: Forty patients with a diagnosis of neurosarcoidosis (24 men, 16 women, median age at diagnosis 43...
December 13, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856387/robotic-versus-laparoscopic-staging-for-early-ovarian-cancer-a-case-matched-control-study
#18
V Gallotta, C Cicero, C Conte, G Vizzielli, M Petrillo, A Fagotti, V Chiantera, B Costantini, G Scambia, G Ferrandina
STUDY OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the feasibility, surgical outcome and oncological results observed after robotic staging compared to conventional laparoscopic staging for patients with early-stage ovarian cancer (EOC) patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth, Rome, Italy. PATIENTS: 96 patients underwent minimally invasive staging for presumed stage I ovarian cancer: 32 underwent robotic approach (Cases), and 64 underwent laparoscopic approach (Controls)...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845604/the-ambiguity-of-human-ashes-exploring-encounters-with-cremated-remains-in-the-netherlands
#19
Brenda Mathijssen
This article explores cremation and disposal practices in the Netherlands, focusing on the attitudes and experiences of bereaved Dutch people in relation to cremated remains. In academic and professional narratives, human ashes are commonly described as "important," as "sacred," and as a vehicle to continue intense and physical relationships with the dead. Based on quantitative and qualitative data this article illustrates the ambiguity of such relationships. It highlights the diverse experiences, unexpected challenges, and moral obligations that can be evoked by the deceased's ashes, where the latter are seen as embedded in material practices and entangled in social relationships...
January 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833912/sacb-sacr-gene-cassette-as-the-negative-selection-marker-to-suppress-agrobacterium-overgrowth-in-agrobacterium-mediated-plant-transformation
#20
Yiming Liu, Jiamin Miao, Sy Traore, Danyu Kong, Yi Liu, Xunzhong Zhang, Zachary L Nimchuk, Zongrang Liu, Bingyu Zhao
Agrobacterium overgrowth is a common problem in Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation. To suppress the Agrobacterium overgrowth, various antibiotics have been used during plant tissue culture steps. The antibiotics are expensive and may adversely affect plant cell differentiation and reduce plant transformation efficiency. The SacB-SacR proteins are toxic to most Agrobacterium tumefaciens strains when they are grown on culture medium supplemented with sucrose. Therefore, SacB-SacR genes can be used as negative selection markers to suppress the overgrowth of A...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
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