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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440186/the-double-roles-of-the-prostaglandin-e2-ep2-receptor-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Xu Luo, Qiquan Zhu, Jie Zhang, Qin Huang, Zongyi Xie, Yuan Cheng
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), a subtype of stroke, brings high morbidity and mortality to human beings. Multiple studies indicate that neuroinflammation, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, cytotoxicity resulted from the degradation products of blood clot play vital roles in ICH-induced secondary brain injury, which contributes to deterioration of neurological outcome. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), a type of prostanoids commonly up-regulated in these progresses, is known to modulate numerous cellular and molecular processes and involve in various diseases, including ICH, cerebral ischemic, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) etc...
April 24, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435502/inferior-vena-cava-measurement-with-ultrasound-what-is-the-best-view-and-best-mode
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Nathan M Finnerty, Ashish R Panchal, Creagh Boulger, Amar Vira, Jason J Bischof, Christopher Amick, David P Way, David P Bahner
INTRODUCTION: Intravascular volume status is an important clinical consideration in the management of the critically ill. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has gained popularity as a non-invasive means of intravascular volume assessment via examination of the inferior vena cava (IVC). However, there are limited data comparing different acquisition techniques for IVC measurement by POCUS. The goal of this evaluation was to determine the reliability of three IVC acquisition techniques for volume assessment: sub-xiphoid transabdominal long axis (LA), transabdominal short axis (SA), and right lateral transabdominal coronal long axis (CLA) (aka "rescue view")...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428767/social-cognitive-training-improves-emotional-processing-and-reduces-aggressive-attitudes-in-ex-combatants
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Sandra Trujillo, Natalia Trujillo, Jose D Lopez, Diana Gomez, Stella Valencia, Jorge Rendon, David A Pineda, Mario A Parra
Emotional processing (EP) is a complex cognitive function necessary to successfully adjust to social environments where we need to interpret and respond to cues that convey threat or reward signals. Ex-combatants have consistently shown atypical EP as well as poor social interactions. Available reintegration programs aim to facilitate the re-adaptation of ex-combatants to their communities. However, they do not incorporate actions to improve EP and to enhance cognitive-emotional regulation. The present study was aimed at evaluating the usefulness of an intervention focused on Social Cognitive Training (SCT), which was designed to equip ex-combatants enrolled in the Social Reintegration Route with EP and social cognition skills...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332299/the-use-of-on-line-sfe-sfc-ms-ms-to-analyze-disease-biomarkers-in-dried-serum-spots-compared-with-serum-analysis-using-lc-ms-ms
#4
Makoto Suzuki, Shin Nishiumi, Takashi Kobayashi, Arata Sakai, Yosuke Iwata, Takato Uchikata, Yoshihiro Izumi, Takeshi Azuma, Takeshi Bamba, Masaru Yoshida
RATIONALE: The analytical stability and throughput of biomarker assays based on dried serum spots (DSS) are strongly dependent on the extraction process and determination method. In the present study, an on-line system based on supercritical fluid extraction-supercritical fluid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (SFE-SFC/MS/MS) was established for analyzing the levels of disease biomarkers in DSS. METHODS: The chromatographic conditions were investigated using the ODS-EP, diol, and SIL-100A columns...
March 23, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294074/probiotics-as-a-tool-to-biosynthesize-metallic-nanoparticles-research-reports-and-patents-survey
#5
Nida Ahktar, Kamla Pathak
BACKGROUND: Probiotics are the live microbes that exert beneficial effects on the health of the host cell and thus creating novel nanoformulations via probiotic bacteria have gained tremendous momentum recently. The probiotic bacteria are being employed in synthesizing or more specifically biosynthesizing several nanoparticles like metallic as well as non-metallic nanoparticles. Biosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles is currently focused of research nowadays due to several applications thereof...
March 13, 2017: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273927/strengthening-north-pacific-influences-on-united-states-temperature-variability
#6
Justin A Schulte, Sukyoung Lee
Changes in the frequency of occurrence of atmospheric circulation patterns under a changing climate system has important implications for regional climate variability. While many studies have focused on understanding the trends in the atmospheric pattern amplitudes and probabilities of occurrence, little attention has been given to how the linkages between climate variables and the large-scale patterns have been changing. Here we first document the strengthening relationship between an important North Pacific teleconnection - the East Pacific/North Pacific (EP/NP) pattern - and United States (US) temperature variability since the 1950s...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256250/high-sensitivity-troponin-as-a-biomarker-in-heart-rhythm-disease
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REVIEW
Cian P McCarthy, Omair Yousuf, Alvaro Alonso, Elizabeth Selvin, Hugh Calkins, John W McEvoy
Biomarkers are important prognostic tools in various cardiovascular conditions, including coronary artery disease and heart failure. Although their utility in cardiac electrophysiology (EP) is less established, biomarkers may guide EP clinical practice by identifying patients at risk for developing arrhythmias and their complications, in addition to augmenting therapeutic decisions by targeting appropriate pharmacologic and interventional therapies to patients who may benefit most. In this review, we focus on the prognostic role of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) assays-which detect subclinical cardiac myocyte damage-in cardiac arrhythmias and their sequelae...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194350/changes-in-eyebrow-position-and-movement-with-aging
#8
Jeongseob Park, Sangho Yun, Daegu Son
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated dynamic changes in eyebrow position related to aging. METHODS: Female participants were recruited and separated into two groups aged 20-30 years (the younger group, n=20; mean age, 24.8 years) and 50-70 years (the older group, n=20; mean age, 55.8 years). Photogrammetry was used to determine the eyebrow position at the medial canthus (MC), lateral limbus, lateral canthus, and lateral end point (EP) for 6 actions: smooth opening (the reference action) and closing of the eye, forward gaze, maximum opening and closing of the eye, and maximum frown...
January 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187077/comparison-of-synchrotron-radiation-based-propagation-phase-contrast-imaging-and-conventional-micro-computed-tomography-for-assessing-intervertebral-discs-and-endplates-in-a-murine-model
#9
Jianzhong Hu, Shuangfei Ni, Yong Cao, Xiaokai Wang, Shenghui Liao, Hongbin Lu
STUDY DESIGN: The synchrotron radiation based micro-CT (SRμCT) and micro-CT (μCT) were applied to comparatively assess the intervertebral disc (IVD) and endplate (EP). OBJECTIVE: To explore a new approach to evaluate the detailed structure of the IVD and EP during maturation and aging in a murine model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: To date, methods to observe the morphological changes in the IVD and EP from rodent have been relatively limited...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169121/-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-for-kidney-stones-in-elderly-patients-meta-analysis-of-results-and-complications
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R Haider, P Regnier, F-R Roustan, F Séverac, P-J Treacy, L Mendel, Y Bodokh, B Tibi, R Prader, O Traxer, D Chevallier, J Amiel, M Durand
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the gold standard treatment for kidney stones regardless of age. Elderly patients (EP)≥65years old, in growing numbers, have more comorbidities than the general population, may alter results of PCNL. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare efficacy and complications of this procedure between EP and young patients (YP). METHODS: Original studies of prospective and historical cohorts, in English or French, presenting PCNL series published on PubMed until 2015 were identified using the keywords percutaneous nephrolithotomy, elderly patients, kidney stones and staghorn calculi...
February 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146452/validation-of-a-high-fidelity-electrophysiology-simulator-and-development-of-a-proficiency-based-simulator-training-program
#11
Waqas Ullah, Ross J Hunter, Malcolm Finlay, Mark J Earley, Ailsa McLean, Raffaella Marazzi, Roberto De Ponti, Richard J Schilling
INTRODUCTION: Simulator training can potentially provide high-intensity training in electrophysiology (EP) without compromising patient safety. We assessed the construct validity of a novel EP simulator (ANGIO Mentor; Simbionix) and developed proficiency-based scores for clinical EP simulator training. METHODS: Two European training centers participated. Participants were grouped on the basis of years of EP experience and (for a subset) subjectively scored clinical catheter manipulation skills...
February 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933269/blas3-optimization-for-the-godson-3b1500
#12
Ming Zhang, Naijie Gu, Kaixin Ren
This paper proposes a performance model for general matrix multiplication (GEMM) on decoupled access/execute (DAE) architecture platforms, in order to guide improvements of the GEMM performance in the Godson-3B1500. This model focuses on the features of access processors (APs) and execute processors (EPs). To reduce the synchronization overhead between APs and EPs, a synchronization module selection mechanism (SMSM) is presented. Furthermore, two optimized algorithms of GEMM for DAE platforms based on the performance model are proposed for ideal performance...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931634/complications-of-endoscopic-polypectomy-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-and-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-in-the-colon
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REVIEW
Michael X Ma, Michael J Bourke
Endoscopic resection (ER), including endoscopic polypectomy (EP), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) are used to remove superficial neoplasms from the colon. Snare resection is used for EP and EMR, whereas endoscopic knives are used to perform dissection in the submucosal space in ESD. 80-90% colonic polyps are <10 millimetres (mm) and are effectively managed by conventional EP. Increasingly cold snare polypectomy is preferred. Large laterally spreading lesions (LSLs) and sessile polyps ≥20 mm are primarily removed by EMR...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910626/a-high-resolving-power-x-ray-spectrometer-for-the-omega-ep-laser-invited
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P M Nilson, F Ehrne, C Mileham, D Mastrosimone, R K Jungquist, C Taylor, C R Stillman, S T Ivancic, R Boni, J Hassett, D J Lonobile, R W Kidder, M J Shoup, A A Solodov, C Stoeckl, W Theobald, D H Froula, K W Hill, L Gao, M Bitter, P Efthimion, D D Meyerhofer
A high-resolving-power x-ray spectrometer has been developed for the OMEGA EP Laser System based on a spherically bent Si [220] crystal with a radius of curvature of 330 mm and a Spectral Instruments (SI) 800 Series charge-coupled device. The instrument measures time-integrated x-ray emission spectra in the 7.97- to 8.11-keV range, centered on the Cu Kα1 line. To demonstrate the performance of the spectrometer under high-power conditions, Kα1,2 emission spectra were measured from Cu foils irradiated by the OMEGA EP laser with 100-J, 1-ps pulses at focused intensities above 10(18) W/cm(2)...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910348/demonstration-of-imaging-x-ray-thomson-scattering-on-omega-ep
#15
Patrick X Belancourt, Wolfgang Theobald, Paul A Keiter, Tim J B Collins, Mark J Bonino, Pawel M Kozlowski, Sean P Regan, R Paul Drake
Foams are a common material for high-energy-density physics experiments because of low, tunable densities, and being machinable. Simulating these experiments can be difficult because the equation of state is largely unknown for shocked foams. The focus of this experiment was to develop an x-ray scattering platform for measuring the equation of state of shocked foams on OMEGA EP. The foam used in this experiment is resorcinol formaldehyde with an initial density of 0.34 g/cm(3). One long-pulse (10 ns) beam drives a shock into the foam, while the remaining three UV beams with a 2 ns square pulse irradiate a nickel foil to create the x-ray backlighter...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884931/mild-depressive-symptoms-mediate-the-impact-of-childhood-trauma-on-long-term-functional-outcome-in-early-psychosis-patients
#16
Luis Alameda, Philippe Golay, Philipp S Baumann, Pierre Progin, Nadir Mebdouhi, Julien Elowe, Carina Ferrari, Kim Q Do, Philippe Conus
INTRODUCTION: The mechanism linking childhood trauma (CT) to the functional deficits observed in early psychosis (EP) patients is as yet unknown. We aim to examine the potential mediating effect of depressive symptoms in this well-established association. METHODS: Two hundred nine EP subjects aged 18-35 were assessed for functioning and psychopathology after 2, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36 months of treatment. Patients were classified into early trauma if they had faced at least one experience of abuse (physical, sexual, or emotional) or neglect (physical or emotional) before age 12, and late trauma if the exposure had occurred between ages 12 and 16...
November 24, 2016: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843302/factors-influencing-access-to-education-decision-making-and-receipt-of-preferred-dialysis-modality-in-unplanned-dialysis-start-patients
#17
Anna Machowska, Mark Dominik Alscher, Satyanarayana Reddy Vanga, Michael Koch, Michael Aarup, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Bengt Lindholm, Peter A Rutherford
OBJECTIVES: Unplanned dialysis start (UPS) leads to worse clinical outcomes than planned start, and only a minority of patients ever receive education on this topic and are able to make a modality choice, particularly for home dialysis. This study aimed to determine the predictive factors for patients receiving education, making a decision, and receiving their preferred modality choice in UPS patients following a UPS educational program (UPS-EP). METHODS: The Offering Patients Therapy Options in Unplanned Start (OPTiONS) study examined the impact of the implementation of a specific UPS-EP, including decision support tools and pathway improvement on dialysis modality choice...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
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
#18
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...
November 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817860/-implementation-of-a-nurse-driven-educational-program-improves-management-of-sorafenib-s-toxicities-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Angélique Brunot, Amel M'Sadek, Florence Le Roy, Marielle Duval, Samuel Le Sourd, Elodie Ventroux, Laurence Crouzet, Anne Guillygomarc'h, Eveline Boucher, Nadine Lelievre, Brigitte Laguerre, Julien Edeline
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is the standard treatment for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Due to its peculiar toxicities, improving patient's tolerance may need close follow-up. Nurses can play a crucial role, by driving a patient education program (EP). We aimed to prove that adding EP to usual care (UC) improves patient's care. METHODS: Since 2011, oncologists referred patients treated by sorafenib to the EP, driven by clinical nurses. It consisted in a visit before first administration, weekly telephone calls and a visit before each oncologist consultation...
November 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772015/the-narrative-emotion-process-coding-system-2-0-a-multi-methodological-approach-to-identifying-and-assessing-narrative-emotion-process-markers-in-psychotherapy
#20
Lynne E Angus, Tali Boritz, Emily Bryntwick, Naomi Carpenter, Christianne Macaulay, Jasmine Khattra
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies suggest that it is not simply the expression of emotion or emotional arousal in session that is important, but rather it is the reflective processing of emergent, adaptive emotions, arising in the context of personal storytelling and/or Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) interventions, that is associated with change. METHOD: To enhance narrative-emotion integration specifically in EFT, Angus and Greenberg originally identified a set of eight clinically derived narrative-emotion integration markers were originally identified for the implementation of process-guiding therapeutic responses...
October 24, 2016: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
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