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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108986/-i-just-don-t-know-an-exploration-of-women-s-ambivalence-about-a-new-pregnancy
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Abigail Cutler, Blair McNamara, Neena Qasba, Holly Powell Kennedy, Lisbet Lundsberg, Aileen Gariepy
PURPOSE: We sought to examine how ambivalence manifests in women's lives after confirmation of a new pregnancy by exploring women's feelings, attitudes, and experiences regarding pregnancy intentions, the news itself, and related pregnancy decision making. STUDY DESIGN: We recruited women aged 15 to 44 and at less than 24 completed weeks of gestational age from urban, walk-in pregnancy testing clinics in New Haven, Connecticut, from June 2014 to June 2015. We obtained quantitative and qualitative data via an enrollment survey and face-to-face, semistructured interviews, respectively...
November 3, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064493/a-triaxial-supramolecular-weave
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Urszula Lewandowska, Wojciech Zajaczkowski, Stefano Corra, Junki Tanabe, Ruediger Borrmann, Edmondo M Benetti, Sebastian Stappert, Kohei Watanabe, Nellie A K Ochs, Robin Schaeublin, Chen Li, Eiji Yashima, Wojciech Pisula, Klaus Müllen, Helma Wennemers
Despite recent advances in the synthesis of increasingly complex topologies at the molecular level, nano- and microscopic weaves have remained difficult to achieve. Only a few diaxial molecular weaves exist-these were achieved by templation with metals. Here, we present an extended triaxial supramolecular weave that consists of self-assembled organic threads. Each thread is formed by the self-assembly of a building block comprising a rigid oligoproline segment with two perylene-monoimide chromophores spaced at 18 Å...
November 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028862/alternatives-to-standard-injectables-and-devices-for-rejuvenation
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Sabine Zenker
<p>INTRODUCTION: Looking at alternatives to standard injectables and devices for rejuvenation, typical indications for facial rejuvenation are poor skin quality, pigmentary changes, and the loss of shape. Looking for effective treatments for those indications in the aesthetic field, one can notice a kind of "retro"-trend: easy-to-perform, non- or minimally-invasive, low-investment-requiring procedures are regaining a lot of popularity. And, over time, those treatments are becoming well defined and far more specific...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025226/a-histopathologic-diagnosis-of-vascular-occlusion-after-injection-of-hyaluronic-acid-filler-findings-of-intravascular-foreign-body-and-skin-necrosis
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Seiichi Maruyama
Before injecting hyaluronic acid (HA) filler into high-risk zones of the face, considerable caution must be exercised, including careful selection of the most appropriate filler, volume, and injection technique. Rare but severe adverse events have occurred during and after injection of HA filler in or around the periorbital region, such as skin necrosis and blindness. In the present case, involving a 57-year-old woman, approximately 0.1 mL of HA was injected into each side of the glabella to minimize wrinkles...
October 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949069/online-examiner-calibration-across-specialties
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Nancy Sturman, Wai Yee Wong, Jane Turner, Chris Allan
BACKGROUND: Integrating undergraduate medical curricula horizontally across clinical medical specialties may be a more patient-centred and learner-centred approach than rotating students through specialty-specific teaching and assessment, but requires some interspecialty calibration of examiner judgements. Our aim was to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of an online pilot of interdisciplinary examiner calibration. Fair clinical assessment is important to both medical students and clinical teachers METHODS: Clinical teachers were invited to rate video-recorded student objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) performances and join subsequent online discussions using the university's learning management system...
September 26, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915290/lifting-the-lower-face-with-an-absorbable-polydioxanone-pdo-thread
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Kian Karimi, Alexandra Reivitis
Traditional rejuvenation techniques include chemical peels, rhytidectomy of the skin, laser resurfacing, injection of dermal fillers and neurotoxins, and invasive surgical procedures. Patients with brow ptosis, jowl formation, and deepening nasolabial folds currently seek antiaging procedures with no incisions and minimal downtime such as thread-lifting with barbed sutures. The present report describes a case in which polydioxanone threads were used to lift the lower third of a patient's face. Fillers were used to supplement the results achieved by the thread lift because often, when tissue has been lifted, volume deficits are revealed, which can be corrected with dermal fillers...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863885/a-new-indication-for-barbed-threads-static-reanimation-of-the-paralyzed-face
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Victor Vlad Costan, Eugenia Popescu, Daniela Sulea, Ioan Sorin Stratulat
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to present the authors' experience in static facial reanimation using a straightforward incisionless procedure adapted from techniques commonly used for performing minimally invasive facelifts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients were treated by static suspension using barbed sutures and all resulting changes were reviewed. The technique used for suture placement is described in detail, as are the author's tips for achieving the best esthetic and functional results...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863268/2-years-outcome-of-thread-lifting-with-absorbable-barbed-pdo-threads-innovative-score-for-objective-and-subjective-assessment
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Yasser Helmy Ali
BACKGROUND: Thread lifting rejuvenation procedures are re-evolved again, after developing of absorbable threads, with very popular spread among plastic surgeons and dermatologists but with little articles have been written in literature about absorbable threads. Objective to evaluate two years' outcome of absorbable barbed thread lifting used for facial rejuvenation. METHODS: Prospective comparative study both objectively and subjectively and follow up assessment for 24 months...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837329/self-templated-formation-of-interlaced-carbon-nanotubes-threaded-hollow-co3s4-nanoboxes-for-high-rate-and-heat-resistant-lithium-sulfur-batteries
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Tao Chen, Zewen Zhang, Baorui Cheng, Renpeng Chen, Yi Hu, Lianbo Ma, Guoyin Zhu, Jie Liu, Zhong Jin
Lithium-sulfur batteries (Li-S) have attracted soaring attention due to the particularly high energy density for advanced energy storage system. However, the practical application of Li-S batteries still faces multiple challenges, including the shuttle effect of intermediate polysulfides, the low conductivity of sulfur and the large volume variation of sulfur cathode. To overcome these issues, here we reported a self-templated approach to prepare interconnected carbon nanotubes inserted/wired hollow Co3S4 nanoboxes (CNTs/Co3S4-NBs) as an efficient sulfur host material...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772961/reduction-of-defects-in-algan-grown-on-nanoscale-patterned-sapphire-substrates-by-hydride-vapor-phase-epitaxy
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Chi-Tsung Tasi, Wei-Kai Wang, Tsung-Yen Tsai, Shih-Yung Huang, Ray-Hua Horng, Dong-Sing Wuu
In this study, a 3-μm-thick AlGaN film with an Al mole fraction of 10% was grown on a nanoscale-patterned sapphire substrate (NPSS) using hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE). The growth mechanism, crystallization, and surface morphology of the epilayers were examined using X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and scanning electron microscopy at various times in the growth process. The screw threading dislocation (TD) density of AlGaN-on-NPSS can improve to 1-2 × 10⁸ cm(-2), which is significantly lower than that of the sample grown on a conventional planar sapphire substrate (7 × 10⁸ cm(-2))...
May 31, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728473/parents-views-on-childhood-obesity-qualitative-analysis-of-discussion-board-postings
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Jessica Appleton, Cathrine Fowler, Nicola Brown
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is an increasing concern for parents and health professionals alike. Parents' perception of obesity as a current health issue for their children is important for the everyday parenting and health choices parents make. As parents are frequently going online to seek and exchange information about parenting and child health, asynchronous online discussion forums provide an opportunity to investigate their perceptions and concerns. Understanding parents' perceptions, beliefs and attitudes is important in any childhood obesity prevention and intervention...
July 21, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726351/correction-of-horizontal-neck-lines-our-preliminary-experience-with-hyaluronic-acid-fillers
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Soo-Keun Lee, Hei Sung Kim
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing trend shifting the esthetic focus downward from the face with a significant number of new treatments aimed at the aging neck. Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler injection is widely performed into the horizontal neck lines in Korea, but there are few reports assessing its effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of HA filler injection in the treatment of horizontal neck lines. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on cases of horizontal neck lines treated with HA fillers...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599813/google-dengue-trends-an-indicator-of-epidemic-behavior-the-venezuelan-case
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Ricardo A Strauss, Julio S Castro, Ralf Reintjes, Jaime R Torres
INTRODUCTION: Dengue Fever is a neglected increasing public health thread. Developing countries are facing surveillance system problems like delay and data loss. Lately, the access and the availability of health-related information on the internet have changed what people seek on the web. In 2004 Google developed Google Dengue Trends (GDT) based on the number of search terms related with the disease in a determined time and place. The goal of this review is to evaluate the accuracy of GDT in comparison with traditional surveillance systems in Venezuela...
August 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593385/tailor-made-management-of-thoracic-scoliosis-with-cervical-hyperextension-in-muscular-dystrophy
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A Angelliaume, L Harper, A Lalioui, A Delgove, Y Lefèvre
PURPOSE: We report the case of a 13-year-old boy managed for fixed cervical hyperextension due to congenital muscular dystrophy with partial merosin deficiency. He presented a right decompensated thoracic scoliosis (T6-L1 Cobb angle 72°) associated with cervical and lumbar lordosis. The spinal extension was accompanied by major flexion of the hip resulting in the trunk being bent forward. This posture caused daily severe back pain responsible for significant loss of quality of life. This led to the decision to perform surgery...
June 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577813/a-power-experience-a-phenomenological-study-of-interprofessional-education
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Joyce Engel, Dawn Prentice, Karyn Taplay
The purpose of this supplementary analysis of a hermeneutic phenomenological study of the experience of interprofessional collaboration for nursing and medical students was to explore the experience of power that was threaded throughout the original study. Seventeen students participated in guided, face-to-face conversations in the original study (Prentice, Engel, Taplay, & Stobbe, 2014). Through the processes of deductive analysis and inductive reasoning, 2 themes of power emerged from these research conversations: (a) complicated knowledge is power and (b) the power and silence of intimidation...
May 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573148/a-promising-tool-for-surgical-lipotransfer-a-constant-pressure-and-quantity-injection-device-in-facial-fat-grafting
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Mei Song, Yi Liu, Ping Liu, Xianying Zhang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to preliminarily assess a constant pressure and quantity fat granule injection device for minimal invasive properties in clinic. METHODS: A retrospective controlled study was carried out, from October 2013 to January 2015, on 76 female healthy patients aged between 26 and 53 years at the General Hospital of Lanzhou Military Command, China. To achieve small volume, high thrust, and precision requirements of facial fat grafting, an integrated handheld controller and motor design was adopted, reducing the volume and weight of the fat transplantation injection device...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567477/thread-lifting-a%C3%A2-minimally-invasive-surgical-technique-for-long-standing-facial-paralysis
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W J Choe, H D Kim, B H Han, J Kim
BACKGROUND: Chronic facial paralysis induces degenerative facial muscle changes on the involved side, thus, making the individual seem as older than their actual age. Furthermore, contralateral facial hypertrophy aggravates facial asymmetry. A thread-lifting procedure has been used widely for correction of a drooping or wrinkled face due to the aging process. In addition, botulinum toxin injection can be used to reduce facial hypertrophy. The aim of study was to evaluate the effectiveness of thread lifting with botulinum toxin injection for chronic facial paralysis...
November 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511708/enzyme-mediated-formulation-of-stable-elliptical-silver-nanoparticles-tested-against-clinical-pathogens-and-mdr-bacteria-and-development-of-antimicrobial-surgical-thread
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Rupak Thapa, Chintan Bhagat, Pragya Shrestha, Suvash Awal, Pravin Dudhagara
BACKGROUND: Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are believed to be emerging tool against various infectious diseases including multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. In the present study, in vitro synthesis of AgNPs was optimized using 1:50 ratio of macerozyme (25 μg/μl) and 1 mM AgNO3 incubated at 80 °C for 8 h. AgNPs were characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS), scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD)...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435109/visible-light-inactivation-of-e-%C3%A2-coli-cytotoxicity-and-ros-determination-of-biochemically-capped-gold-nanoparticles
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Faheem Ullah Khan, Yongmei Chen, Naeem Ullah Khan, Aftab Ahmad, Kamran Tahir, Zia UlHaq Khan, Arif Ullah Khan, Shifa Ullah Khan, Muslim Raza, Pingyu Wan
The formation of metal nanoparticles is one of the most vast and intensifying research areas in favor of prospective applications for the advancement of new technologies. It is a well-founded, significant feature of green chemistry that making marvelous interconnection between nano-biotechnology and microbial biotechnology. In the present research, the aqueous extract of medicinally important plant Coptis Chinensis (in Chinese called "gold thread") was applied for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs)...
April 20, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430736/vertical-lifting-a-new-optimal-thread-lifting-technique-for-asians
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Seung Hoon Kang, Eun Jung Byun, Hei Sung Kim
BACKGROUND: With the evolution of facial rejuvenation methods, thread lifts have gained popularity among patients who seek cosmetic improvement. Absorbable wedge-shaped polydioxanone (PDO) sutures are currently available, and they are extremely popular in the aesthetic clinics in Korea. In case of midface and mandibular jowl lift, threads are most often inserted in an oblique manner with vectors of rejuvenation directed toward the temple. However, specific characteristics of skeletal anatomy should be considered when deciding which technique to use in Asians...
October 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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