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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635437/assessment-of-diagnostic-information-and-quality-of-working-alliance-with-clients-diagnosed-with-personality-disorders-during-the-mental-health-intake
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Ora Nakash, Maayan Nagar
BACKGROUND: A primary purpose of diagnostic systems is to improve care, yet, little is known about how providers use it routine clinical care. AIMS: We investigated specific DSM-IV personality disorders (PDs) diagnostic information therapists collected during intake visits and the association between a therapist PD diagnosis and clients' and therapists' reports of the quality of working alliance during the intake. METHOD: A total of 122 intakes (n = 34, 27...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634390/increased-glutamate-in-somatosensory-cortex-in-functional-dyspepsia
#2
Arthur D P Mak, Georg Northoff, David K W Yeung, Winnie C W Chu, Steve C N Hui, Cynthia Cheung, Jessica Ching, Linda Lam, Sing Lee, Justin Wu
Functional Dyspepsia-Post-prandial Distress Syndrome (FD-PDS) was associated with mood-related increases in resting activity and lowered activation threshold in the somatosensory cortex (SSC), insula and perigenual anterior cingulate cortex(pgACC) in functional imaging studies. The underlying cortical neurochemical changes are unknown. We performed proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H-MRS) on 17 consecutive tertiary clinic-recruited psychotropic-naïve Rome III FD-PDS female and 17 age-sex matched healthy controls...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632267/ultrahigh-broadband-photoresponse-of-sno2-nanoparticle-thin-film-sio2-p-si-heterojunction
#3
Cuicui Ling, Tianchao Guo, Wenbo Lu, Ya Xiong, Lei Zhu, Qingzhong Xue
The SnO2/Si heterojunction possesses a large band offset and it is easy to control the transportation of carriers in the SnO2/Si heterojunction to realize high-response broadband detection. Therefore, we investigated the potential of the SnO2 nanoparticle thin film/SiO2/p-Si heterojunction for photodetectors. It is demonstrated that this heterojunction shows a stable, repeatable and broadband photoresponse from 365 nm to 980 nm. Meanwhile, the responsivity of the device approaches a high value in the range of 0...
June 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631974/personality-disorders-are-not-as-we-thought-hierarchical-factor-structure-at-the-criterion-level
#4
Ana Muñoz-Champel, Fernando Gutiérrez, Josep M Peri, Rafael Torrubia
The use of personality disorder (PD) categories persists, despite the evidence against them. An often overlooked reason for this is the fact that the true structure underlying the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) taxonomy is still unknown: We cannot be certain which disorders are valid, and which ones are arbitrary mixtures of heterogeneous traits. To address this gap, we factor analyzed the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire (PDQ-4+; Hyler, 1994 ) at the criterion level in a mixed clinical and nonclinical sample of 2,519 individuals...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Personality Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623142/complication-of-newborn-circumcision-meatal-stenosis-or-meatal-web
#5
Mehmet Ali Özen, Gökhan Gündoğdu, Mehmet Taşdemir, Egemen Eroğlu
INTRODUCTION: Meatal stenosis (MS) is a known complication of newborn circumcision. Symptoms are usually masked in young kids with a diaper. Deflation of urinary stream, dysuria, urinary frequency, and incontinence are the most common reported symptoms. Diagnosis of MS is still controversial. A narrow pinpoint urethral meatus is the current accepted diagnostic criteria. OBJECTIVE: In our practice, we observed that our cases do not overlap to the classic definition and presentation of MS...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620160/small-diameter-hybrid-vascular-grafts-composed-of-polycaprolactone-and-polydioxanone-fibers
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Yiwa Pan, Xin Zhou, Yongzhen Wei, Qiuying Zhang, Ting Wang, Meifeng Zhu, Wen Li, Rui Huang, Ruming Liu, Jingrui Chen, Guanwei Fan, Kai Wang, Deling Kong, Qiang Zhao
Electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) vascular grafts showed good mechanical properties and patency. However, the slow degradation of PCL limited vascular regeneration in the graft. Polydioxanone (PDS) is a biodegradable polymer with high mechanical strength and moderate degradation rate in vivo. In this study, a small-diameter hybrid vascular graft was prepared by co-electrospinning PCL and PDS fibers. The incorporation of PDS improves mechanical properties, hydrophilicity of the hybrid grafts compared to PCL grafts...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619135/in-vitro-adherence-and-invasion-of-primary-chicken-oviduct-epithelial-cells-by-gallibacterium-anatis
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Xiu-Ping Zhang, Cai-Jing Lu, Yong-Tao Li, Xia Yang, Xin-Wei Wang, Hong-Tao Chang, Hong-Ying Liu, Lu Chen, Jun Zhao, Chuan-Qing Wang, Yung-Fu Chang
Gallibacterium anatis (G. anatis) has been suggested to have a causal role in salpingitis and peritonitis in egg-laying chickens, leading to decreased egg production and increased mortality worldwide. Adherence and invasion of epithelial cells are thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of G. anatis infection. The purpose of this article was to study adherence and invasion of G. anatis using two G. anatis strains of different virulence (Yu-PDS-RZ-1-SLG strain, highly virulent and F149(T) strain, non-virulent) via infection of the primary chicken oviduct epithelial cells (PCOECs)...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613090/personality-disorders-in-primary-care-impact-on-depression-outcomes-within-collaborative-care
#8
Kurt B Angstman, Ashok Seshadri, Alberto Marcelin, Cesar A Gonzalez, Gregory M Garrison, Jay-Sheree Allen
BACKGROUND: Individuals with personality disorders (PDs) are high utilizers of primary care and mental health services; however, they struggle to utilize the care effectively and studies have shown a strong association between having a PD and higher impairment in social role functioning. This is especially important because PDs are highly comorbid with a wide range of other mental health disorders. The collaborative care model (CCM) for depression was developed with an emphasis on patient engagement and aimed to reduce health care utilization, while improving treatment outcomes in primary care...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611660/neurodegeneration-and-the-circadian-clock
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REVIEW
Suzanne Hood, Shimon Amir
Despite varied etiologies and symptoms, several neurodegenerative diseases-specifically, Alzheimer's (AD), Parkinson's (PD), and Huntington's diseases (HDs)-share the common feature of abnormal circadian rhythms, such as those in behavior (e.g., disrupted sleep/wake cycles), physiological processes (e.g., diminished hormone release) and biochemical activities (e.g., antioxidant production). Circadian disturbances are among the earliest symptoms of these diseases, and the molecular mechanisms of the circadian system are suspected to play a pivotal, and possibly causal, role in their natural histories...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608016/quantitative-assessment-of-pancreatic-texture-using-a-durometer-a-new-tool-to-predict-the-risk-of-developing-a-postoperative-fistula
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Giovanni Marchegiani, Roberto Ballarin, Giuseppe Malleo, Stefano Andrianello, Valentina Allegrini, Alessandra Pulvirenti, Marina Paini, Erica Secchettin, Fabrizio Boriero, Fabrizio Di Benedetto, Claudio Bassi, Roberto Salvia
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic texture is one of the key predictors of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). Currently, the "gold standard" for assessment of pancreatic texture is surgeon's subjective evaluation through manual palpation. AIM: To evaluate a new "durometer" that is able to assess quantitatively the pancreatic stiffness by measuring its elastic module (i.e., the resistance offered by the pancreatic stump when elastically deformed expressed in mPa)...
June 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605740/a-randomized-double-blind-pilot-study-of-the-effect-of-famotidine-on-acotiamide-treatment-for-functional-dyspepsia
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Mariko Hojo, Akihito Nagahara, Daisuke Asaoka, Tsutomu Takeda, Kentaro Izumi, Kohei Matsumoto, Hiroya Ueyama, Yuji Shimada, Kenshi Matsumoto, Shuko Nojiri, Sumio Watanabe
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acotiamide, a prokinetic drug, is used to treat functional dyspepsia (FD), especially postprandial distress syndrome (PDS). However, a treatment for FD patients with PDS and/or epigastric pain syndrome (EPS) has not been established. We investigated the efficacy of famotidine in combination with acotiamide for FD. METHODS: Fifty blindly randomized FD patients received placebo with acotiamide, or famotidine with acotiamide, for 4 weeks. Treatment efficacy was assessed by overall treatment effects (OTE), total, PDS and EPS symptom scores, and impairment of quality of life (QOL)...
June 13, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604276/clinician-perspectives-of-antisocial-and-borderline-personality-disorders-using-dsm-5-section-iii-dimensional-personality-traits
#12
Jaime L Anderson, Martin Sellbom, R Clayton Shealy
The DSM-5 includes an alternative model for the diagnosis of personality disorders (PDs). Although there has been growing support for this model, there has been little investigation into how it will be utilized by clinicians. The current study evaluated clinician perspectives of a "prototypical" individual with antisocial and borderline PD using Section III traits in a sample of 105 mental health professionals. Results showed that clinicians' perspectives of these disorders were generally consistent with the Section III trait operationalizations...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603661/a-high-strength-absorbable-antibacterial-knotless-tissue-control-device-for-fascial-closure
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REVIEW
Jesse G Nawrocki, Heather Nonnenmann, Mark Mooney, Nadia Sutton, Niels-Derrek Schmitz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides an overview of the STRATAFIX™ SYMMETRIC PDS™ Plus Knotless Tissue Control Device design and performance characteristics and highlights the device's relevance for use in gynecological procedures. Various device testing was conducted on tensile strength, fixation tab mass comparison to conventional suture knot tower, initiation stitch strength, and wound holding strength to highlight the STRATAFIX™ SYMMETRIC PDS™ Plus Device's key product attributes that may benefit general and minimally invasive gynecological procedures...
2017: Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603574/central-retinal-vein-occlusion-in-younger-swedish-adults-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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Elisabeth Wittström
PURPOSE: To investigate associated systemic diseases, other conditions, visual outcome, ocular complications and treatment in Swedish patients younger than 50 years with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and reviewing the literature. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with CRVO, younger than 50 years, were examined with full-field electroretinography (ERG) within 3 months after a thrombotic event, or were periodically examined and were observed for at least 6 months...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602325/pigment-dispersion-syndrome-and%C3%A2-pigmentary-glaucoma-after-secondary-sulcus-transscleral-fixation-of-single-piece-foldable%C3%A2-posterior-chamber-intraocular-lenses%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-chinese-aphakic-patients
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Nianting Tong, Fuling Liu, Ting Zhang, Liangyu Wang, Zhanyu Zhou, Huimin Gong, Fuxiang Yuan
PURPOSE: To describe secondary pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) and pigmentary glaucoma after secondary sulcus transscleral fixation of 1-piece hydrophobic acrylic foldable posterior chamber intraocular lenses (PC IOLs) in aphakic patients in a Chinese population. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Qingdao Municipal Hospital, Qingdao, China. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: This chart review included eyes that had secondary sulcus transscleral fixation of a 1-piece hydrophobic acrylic foldable PC IOL (Tecnis ZCB00) between March 2011 and March 2014...
May 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601783/potential-impact-of-the-affordable-care-act-s-preventive-services-provision-on-breast-cancer-stage-a-preliminary-assessment
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Abigail Silva, Yamile Molina, Bijou Hunt, Talar Marossian, Nazia Saiyed
INTRODUCTION: The Affordable Care Act's (ACA) preventive services provision (PSP) removes copayments for preventive services such as cancer screening. We examined: 1) whether a shift in breast cancer stage occurred, and 2) the impact of the provision on racial/ethnic disparities in stage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from the National Cancer Database were used. The pre- and post-PSP periods were identified as 2007-2009 and 2011-2013, respectively. Proportion differences (PDs) and 95% confidence Intervals (CIs) were calculated...
June 8, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601730/antenatal-depressive-symptoms-and-subjective-birth-experience-in-association-with-postpartum-depressive-symptoms-and-acute-stress-reaction-in-mothers-and-fathers-a-longitudinal-path-analysis
#17
Susanne Gürber, Luzia Baumeler, Alexander Grob, Daniel Surbek, Werner Stadlmayr
OBJECTIVES: Postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS) and acute stress reactions (ASR) after childbirth are frequently documented in mothers, but research is scarce in fathers. In a longitudinal path analysis, the interplay of depressive symptoms in pregnancy and the subjective childbirth experience of mothers and fathers are examined with regard to the development of PDS and ASR postpartum. STUDY DESIGN: One hundred eighty nine expectant couples were recruited between August 2006 and September 2009...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600448/development-of-a-curricular-framework-for-pediatric-hospital-medicine-fellowships
#18
Karen E Jerardi, Erin Fisher, Caroline Rassbach, Jennifer Maniscalco, Rebecca Blankenburg, Lindsay Chase, Neha Shah
Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) is an emerging field in pediatrics and one that has experienced immense growth and maturation in a short period of time. Evolution and rapid expansion of the field invigorated the goal of standardizing PHM fellowship curricula, which naturally aligned with the field's evolving pursuit of a defined identity and consideration of certification options. The national group of PHM fellowship program directors sought to establish curricular standards that would more accurately reflect the competencies needed to practice pediatric hospital medicine and meet future board certification needs...
June 9, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599137/management-of-advanced-ovarian-cancer-in-south-west-wales-a-comparison-between-primary-debulking-surgery-and-primary-chemotherapy-treatment-strategies-in-an-unselected-consecutive-patient-cohort
#19
F Drews, G Bertelli, K Lutchman-Singh
OBJECTIVES: This study represents the first reported outcomes for patients with advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) in South-West Wales undergoing treatment with primary debulking surgery or primary chemotherapy respectively. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of consecutive, unselected patients with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer (FIGO III/IV) presenting to a regional cancer centre between October 2007 and October 2014. Patients were identified from Welsh Cancer Services records and relevant data was extracted from electronic National Health Service (NHS) databases...
June 6, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594741/characterization-and-optimal-management-of-high-risk-pancreatic-anastomoses-during-pancreatoduodenectomy
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Brett L Ecker, Matthew T McMillan, Horacio J Asbun, Chad G Ball, Claudio Bassi, Joal D Beane, Stephen W Behrman, Adam C Berger, Euan J Dickson, Mark Bloomston, Mark P Callery, John D Christein, Elijah Dixon, Jeffrey A Drebin, Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo, William E Fisher, Zhi Ven Fong, Ericka Haverick, Robert H Hollis, Michael G House, Steven J Hughes, Nigel B Jamieson, Ammar A Javed, Tara S Kent, Stacy J Kowalsky, John W Kunstman, Giuseppe Malleo, Katherine E Poruk, Ronald R Salem, Carl R Schmidt, Kevin Soares, John A Stauffer, Vicente Valero, Lavanniya K P Velu, Amarra A Watkins, Christopher L Wolfgang, Amer H Zureikat, Charles M Vollmer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the optimal fistula mitigation strategy following pancreaticoduodenectomy. BACKGROUND: The utility of technical strategies to prevent clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula (CR-POPF) following pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) may vary by the circumstances of the anastomosis. The Fistula Risk Score (FRS) identifies a distinct high-risk cohort (FRS 7 to 10) that demonstrates substantially worse clinical outcomes...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
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