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Anne Marie Coleman, Zoë Chouliara, Kay Currie
The aim of this article is to explore the positive and negative impacts of working therapeutically in complex psychological trauma (CPT), particularly the field of gender-based violence (GBV) and childhood sexual abuse (CSA), from the clinicians' perspective. The focus was on the prospect of positive gains and growth for therapists. Twenty-one clinicians ( n = 21; counselors/psychotherapists and psychologists) from National Health Service (NHS) specialist trauma services, a community mental health team, and specialist sexual assault counseling organization participated...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Vincent Tan, Anthony De Girolamo, Tahereh Hosseini, Jameel Aljariri Alhesan, Lian Zhang
This paper attempts to develop a modified chemical percolation devolatilization (M-CPD) model that can include heat transfer, primary pyrolysis and the secondary cracking reactions of volatiles together to describe the pyrolysis of waste scrap tyre chip, as well as to examine the influence of operating conditions on the scrap tyre pyrolysis product yields. Such a study has yet to be conducted in the past, thereby leading to a large knowledge gap failing to understand the pyrolysis of the coarse feedstock appropriately...
March 16, 2018: Waste Management
Divyanshu Mohananey, Kesavan Sankaramangalam, Arnav Kumar, Yash Jobanputra, Pedro Villablanca, Amar Krishnaswamy, Stephanie Mick, Lars G Svensson, E Murat Tuzcu, Samir R Kapadia
BACKGROUND: Stroke after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) occurs with an incidence of 4-11% and is a particularly devastating adverse event associated with the procedure. Several cerebral protection devices (CPD) have been developed to prevent cerebrovascular events during TAVR. While most studies have shown CPD to be associated with decreased number and volume of lesions on diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging, the clinical benefit of these devices remains uncertain...
February 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Hua Zhou, Abdul Mondal, Aleksandra Dakic, Lama Alhawas, Xuefeng Liu, Zhixu He
The roles of protection of telomeres 1 (POT1) in human ovarian cancer have not been fully elucidated. Here, we investigated the impact of POT1 knockdown (POT1-KD) on in vitro cell proliferation, tumorigenesis, and histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) response in human ovarian cancer-derived SK-OV3 cells. The POT1 gene was knocked down by infection with POT1 lenti-shRNA. POT1, c-Myc, and hTERT mRNA levels and relative telomere length were determined by qRT-PCR; POT1 protein levels were determined by western blot...
2018: BioMed Research International
Jihui Zhang, Siu Ping Lam, Shirley Xin Li, Yaping Liu, Joey Wing Yan Chan, Michael Ho Ming Chan, Chung Shun Ho, Albert Martin Li, Yun Kwok Wing
INTRODUCTION: There are contradictory findings regarding the associations of parental depression on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity of their offspring. We aimed to explore the associations of parental depression on the diurnal salivary cortisol profile in their child and adolescent offspring. METHODS: A total of 189 unaffected child and adolescent offspring as determined by structured clinical interview were divided into 3 groups according to their parental history of depression, namely current parental depression (CPD, n = 27), past parental depression (PPD, n = 57), and no parental depression (NPD, n = 105)...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
Seema Singh, Manoj K Singh, Prolay Das
Cyclobutane pyrimidine dimmers (CPDs) and 6-4-[pyrimidine-2'-one] pyrimidine (6-4 PP) are major UV induced DNA damage lesions formed from solar radiation and other sources. CPD lesions are presumably mutagenic and carcinogenic that inhibit polymerases and interfere in DNA replication. An easy and cost effective way for visual detection of these lesions by using fluorescence based method is shown here. Artificial UVA and UVB lights were used for the generation of CPD and 6-4 PPs in selected DNA samples. Binding of Hg2+ ions with DNA before and after induction of CPD and 6-4 PP lesions was evaluated in the presence of highly fluorescent blue emitting carbon dots (CDs)...
August 3, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
Jian Zhang, Zhenghui Li, Xiaoting Mo, Wenhua Ma, Hantao Zhang, Ziqing Lin, Jian Ye
There is currently no large population data-based data set in Kashgar Prefecture Uyghur. The allele frequencies of 18 autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci included in the DNATyper™ 19 kit were evaluated in 2600 Uyghur individuals living in Kashgar Prefecture, Northwest China. The values of combined power of discrimination (CPD) and combined probability of exclusion (CPE) of all 18 autosomal STR loci were 0.99999999999999999998235 and 0.99999998670, respectively. Phylogenetic analyses revealed that the Uyghur population has a closer relationship with the Xinjiang-Kazakh, Inner Mongolia-Mongolian, and other three Uyghur populations...
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
D J Brewster, C P Nickson, J J Gatward, M Staples, F Hawker
This study aimed to determine whether airway education should be introduced to the continuing professional development (CPD) program for College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) Fellows. A random representative sample of 11 tertiary intensive care units (ICUs) was chosen from the list of 56 units accredited for 12 or 24 months of CICM training. All specialist intensive care Fellows (n=140) currently practising at the eleven ICUs were sent the questionnaire via email. Questionnaire data collection and post-collection data analysis was used to determine basic respondent demographics, frequency of certain airway procedures in the past 12 months, confidence with advanced airway practices in ICU, participation in airway education in the past three years, knowledge of can't intubate, can't oxygenate (CICO) algorithms, preference for certain airway equipment/techniques, and support for required airway education as a component of the CICM CPD program...
March 2018: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Weige Huo, Bodi Li, Jiebing Kuang, Pingan He, Zhihao Xu, Jinxiang Wang
Brassinosteroids are important phytohormones for plant growth and development. In soybean ( Glycine max ), BR receptors have been identified, but the genes encoding BR biosynthesis-related enzymes remain poorly understood. Here, we found that the soybean genome encodes eight steroid reductases (GmDET2a to GmDET2h). Phylogenetic analysis grouped 105 steroid reductases from moss, fern and higher plants into five subgroups and indicated that the steroid reductase family has experienced purifying selection. GmDET2a and GmDET2b, homologs of the Arabidopsis thaliana steroid 5 α -reductase AtDET2, are proteins of 263 amino acids...
March 3, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Edward McCann, Michael Brown
BACKGROUND: An inclusive health curriculum within undergraduate and continuing professional development programmes (CPD) should include issues related to people whom identify as LGBT+. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to examine the education and training requirements of undergraduate students and health professionals regarding the inclusion of LGBT+ health issues. DESIGN: A systematic review of the available published empirical studies...
February 26, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Marina Cano-Lamadrid, Krzysztof Lech, Ángel Calín-Sánchez, Ema Carina Rosas-Burgos, Adam Figiel, Aneta Wojdyło, Malwina Wasilewska, Ángel A Carbonell-Barrachina
During the industrial manufacturing of pomegranate juice, large amounts of pomace are produced. The aim of this work was to find the effective method to dry pomegranate pomace to open new commercial applications for this co-product. The effects of three drying methods: (i) convective drying (CD) at 50, 60, and 70 °C; (ii) vacuum microwave drying (VMD) at 240, 360, and 480 W, and (iii) a combined method (CPD-VMFD); convective pre-drying (60 °C) followed by vacuum microwave finish drying (360 W), on drying kinetics and quality of PomP (pomegranate pomace obtained after preparing pomegranate juice by squeezing only arils) were evaluated...
March 2018: Journal of Food Science and Technology
Abdullah Ahmed Ghazi, Malak Abuzgaya, Mai Banakhar, Magdy Hassouna
Objective: The aim of the current research project was to study the role of the Neurometer® as a tool to predict responders to sacral neuromodulation therapy (SNM). Material and methods: This was a prospective, open study in male and female patients, aged 18 and over with voiding dysfunction [non-obstructive retention and/or frequency/ urgency syndrome]. The first group underwent a screening test to evaluate percutaneous nerve functions (PNE) and to determine whether they are candidates for SNM with the InterStim® ...
January 2018: Turkish Journal of Urology
Rosemary M Lanlehin
In April 2016 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced a new revalidation continuous professional development (CPD) policy. This policy states that revalidation is the responsibility of nurses, and although employers are urged to support the revalidation process, the NMC clearly states that employers have no legal requirement to provide either time or funds for the CPD activities of nurses and midwives (NMC, 2014, 2016; Royal College of Nursing, 2016). The aim of this professional development policy is to ensure that nurses and midwives maintain their professional competency and to promote public safety and confidence in nurses and midwives...
February 6, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Victor Ng, Allyn Walsh, Nandani de Silva, Eleni Politi, Heather Grusauskas
While all physicians must continue to learn new knowledge through their careers, their post-training continuing professional development (CPD) has received less attention. Problems include lack of support for physicians, frequent deviations from best practices such as mandatory participation, focus on community need, and clear conflicts of interest amongst providers. Additionally, specialists from other disciplines catering to different patient populations often provide CPD for family doctors. The Working Party on Education of the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) sought to develop global standards in CPD for family doctors...
February 23, 2018: Education for Primary Care
Hannah Spring
The effective delivery of information literacy training can be a challenging process, and health library and information professionals are constantly innovating in this area. This article presents a case study of the BHSc (Hons) Occupational therapy degree programme at York St John University to demonstrate ways in which deep integration of information skills into the curriculum can be achieved. The article advises that in the delivery of health and social care related information skills, we should look more broadly at where relevant learning can happen...
March 2018: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Germaine Tuyisenge, Celestin Hategeka, Isaac Luginaah, Yolanda Babenko-Mould, David Cechetto, Stephen Rulisa
Objectives Training healthcare professionals in emergency maternal healthcare is a critical component of improving overall maternal health in developing countries like Rwanda. This paper explored the challenges that healthcare professionals who participated in a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program on Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics® (ALSO) face in putting the learned knowledge and skills into practice in hospitals of Rwanda. Methods This study used a mixed methods approach to understand the challenges/barriers to applying new knowledge and skills in the hospitals of Rwanda...
February 22, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Babett Bartling, Hans-Stefan Hofmann
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung emphysema increases with age and both lung diseases are again risk factors for lung cancer. Since a reduced capacity of fibroblasts for proliferation is a good indicator of tissue aging, we studied the cell proliferation of lung fibroblasts from normal and tumor tissue of lung cancer patients depending on lung comorbidities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fibroblasts were isolated from tumor and normal lung tissue of 40 lung cancer patients...
February 22, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Sue Bagley
Since the 1980s, the emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) role has evolved as increasing socioeconomic pressures and changing government policy have led to new working practices in emergency departments. Similarly, a lack of consensus regarding educational support for ENPs and the regulation of ENP training, mean that variations remain in the scope of practice, role description and academic requirements for ENPs. AIM: To explore ENPs' perceptions of their changing role, including their educational requirements and whether their training needs are being met...
February 21, 2018: Nursing Standard
S Buoro, B Manenti, M Seghezzi, V Moioli, M Bagorria, A Callegaro, C Ottomano, G Lippi
INTRODUCTION: Malaria is a life-threatening infectious disease, which has been for long confined to specific endemic areas. Nevertheless, the recent increase in immigration flows from endemic regions and imported cases has reemphasized many diagnostic challenges in Western countries, thus paving the way to introduce rapid and accurate strategies for screening subjects with suspected Malaria infection. Therefore, the aim of this article was to describe our recent experience with Sysmex XN-module for rapid screening of subjects with suspected Malaria...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
Hironobu Ikehata, Toshio Mori, Thierry Douki, Jean Cadet, Masayuki Yamamoto
The amount of photolesions produced in DNA after exposure to physiological doses of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be estimated with high sensitivity and at low cost through an immunological assay, ELISA, which, however, provides only a relative estimate that cannot be used for comparisons between different photolesions such as cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) and pyrimidine(6-4)pyrimidone photoproduct (64PP) or for analysis of the genotoxicity of photolesions on a molecular basis. To solve this drawback of ELISA, we introduced a set of UVR-exposed, calibration DNA whose photolesion amounts were predetermined and estimated the absolute molecular amounts of CPDs and 64PPs produced in mouse skin exposed to UVC and UVB...
February 21, 2018: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
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