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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719918/-the-wish-for-a-child-in-the-case-of-permanent-infertility-development-of-the-german-questionnaire-on-attitudes-toward-motherhood
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Maike Fliegner, Hertha Richter-Appelt, Kerstin Krupp, Franziska Brunner
Study 1 Development of the questionnaire Most questionnaires on attitudes toward motherhood presume that the subject is fertile and positive and negative attitudes are represented on a one-dimensional scale. Moreover, the questionnaires often do not provide German versions and German norms. The aim of this study is to examine whether the German Questionnaire on Attitudes toward Motherhood ("FEMu") can be used to describe attitudes toward motherhood multi-dimensionally and whether it is applicable independent of a person's fertility status...
July 18, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719743/machine-learning-on-samdi-mass-spectrometry-signal-to-noise-ratio-improves-peptide-array-designs
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Albert Yan Xue, Lindsey C Szymczak, Milan Mrksich, Neda Bagheri
Emerging peptide array technologies are able to profile molecular activities within cell lysates. However, the structural diversity of peptides leads to inherent differences in peptide signal to noise ratios (S/N). These complex effects can lead to potentially unrepresentative signal intensities and can bias subsequent analyses. Within mass spectrometry-based peptide technologies, the relation between a peptide's amino acid sequence and S/N remains largely non-quantitative. To address this challenge, we present a method to quantify and analyze mass spectrometry S/N of two peptide arrays, and we use this analysis to portray quality of data and to design future arrays for SAMDI mass spectrometry...
July 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719660/factors-associated-with-life-sustaining-treatment-restriction-in-a-general-intensive-care-unit
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Stein Arve Skjaker, Henrik Hoel, Vegard Dahl, Knut Stavem
PURPOSE: Few previous studies have investigated associations between clinical variables available after 24 hours in the intensive care unit (ICU), including the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI), and decisions to restrict life-sustaining treatment. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with the life-sustaining treatment restriction and to explore if CCI contributes to explaining decisions to restrict life-sustaining treatment in the ICU at a university hospital in Norway from 2007 to 2009...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719142/changing-prevalence-of-severe-congenital-heart-disease-results-from-the-national-register-for-congenital-heart-defects-in-germany
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Constanze Pfitzer, Paul C Helm, Hannah Ferentzi, Lisa-Maria Rosenthal, Ulrike M M Bauer, Felix Berger, Katharina R L Schmitt
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) in Germany in relation to phenotypes, severity and gender. DESIGN: Cross-sectional registry study. SETTING: We analyzed data from patients with CHD born between 1996 and 2015. PATIENTS: A total of 26 630 patients, registered with the NRCHD, were born between 1996 and 2015. 10 927 patients were excluded from the current analysis due to prior registration with the NRCHD under the German PAN Prevalence Study, which showed a potential bias in the inclusion of this patient population (proportion of mild cardiac lesions was comparatively high due to improved diagnostic capability for earlier identifying minor lesions)...
July 18, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718945/efficient-paw-based-bond-strength-analysis-for-understanding-the-in-si-111-8-%C3%A3-2-4-%C3%A3-1-phase-transition
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Andreas Lücke, Uwe Gerstmann, Thomas D Kühne, Wolf G Schmidt
A numerically efficient yet highly accurate implementation of the crystal orbital Hamilton population (COHP) scheme for plane-wave calculations is presented. It is based on the projector-augmented wave (PAW) formalism in combination with norm-conserving pseudopotentials and allows to extract chemical interactions between atoms from band-structure calculations even for large and complex systems. The potential of the present COHP implementation is demonstrated by an in-depth analysis of the intensively investigated metal-insulator transition in atomic-scale indium wires self-assembled on the Si(111) surface...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718917/proliferation-of-elastic-fibers-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-whole-slide-image-analysis-and-comparison-with-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis
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Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Kentaro Watanabe, Hiroshi Ishii, Hisako Kushima, Masaki Fujita, Kazuki Nabeshima
BACKGROUND: We occasionally encounter patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who have similar imaging patterns to pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) in the upper lung fields but are not diagnosed as PPFE clinically. The clinicopathological features and intrapulmonary distribution of elastic fibers and collagen fibers in these patients have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with a clinical diagnosis of IPF and selected the consecutive patients who received autopsy or pneumonectomy for lung transplantation...
July 18, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718877/takotsubo-syndrome-in-hemodynamically-unstable-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-study
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J Oras, J Lundgren, B Redfors, D Brandin, E Omerovic, H Seeman-Lodding, S-E Ricksten
INTRODUCTION: Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is an acute cardiac condition that is often triggered by critical illness but that has rarely been studied in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. The aim of this study was to (i) estimate the incidence of TS in a hemodynamically unstable ICU-population; (ii) identify predictors of TS in this population; (iii) study the impact of TS on prognosis and course of hospitalization. METHODS: Medical records from all patients admitted to our general ICU from 2012 to 2015 were analyzed...
July 18, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718848/label-free-high-throughput-holographic-screening-and-enumeration-of-tumor-cells-in-blood
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Dhananjay Kumar Singh, Caroline C Ahrens, Wei Li, Siva A Vanapalli
We introduce inline digital holographic microscopy (in-line DHM) as a label-free technique for detecting tumor cells in blood. The optimized DHM platform fingerprints every cell flowing through a microchannel at 10 000 cells per second, based on three features - size, maximum intensity and mean intensity. To identify tumor cells in a background of blood cells, we developed robust gating criteria using machine-learning approaches. We established classifiers from the features extracted from 100 000-cell training sets consisting of red blood cells, peripheral blood mononuclear cells and tumor cell lines...
July 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718837/interactivity-and-trust-as-antecedents-of-e-training-use-intention-in-nigeria-a-structural-equation-modelling-approach
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A U Alkali, Nur Naha Abu Mansor
BACKGROUND: The last few decades saw an intense development in information technology (IT) and it has affected the ways organisations achieve their goals. Training, in every organisation is an ongoing process that aims to update employees' knowledge and skills towards goals attainment. Through adequate deployment of IT, organisations can effectively meet their training needs. However, for successful IT integration in training, the employees who will use the system should be positively disposed towards it...
July 18, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718784/investigation-of-the-effect-of-the-degree-of-processing-of-radix-rehmanniae-preparata-shu-dihuang-on-shu-dihuangtan-carbonization-preparation-technology
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Xianglong Meng, Meijing He, Rui Guo, Rui Duan, Fengxian Huo, Chenzi Lv, Bo Wang, Shuosheng Zhang
Carbonization of Radix Rehmanniae Preparata (Shu Dihuangtan) via stir-frying could increase its homeostasis maintaining and antidiarrheal effects. To ensure these pharmacological functions, the quality of the raw material (processed Rehmanniae Radix) must be well controlled. Therefore, we analyzed the effects of different degrees of processing and adjuvants on processed Rehmanniae Radix (Shu Dihuang) by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) chromatographic fingerprints, thermal gravimetric analysis and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
July 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718658/the-effect-of-nurse-to-patient-ratios-on-nurse-sensitive-patient-outcomes-in-acute-specialist-units-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrea Driscoll, Maria J Grant, Diane Carroll, Sally Dalton, Christi Deaton, Ian Jones, Daniela Lehwaldt, Gabrielle McKee, Theresa Munyombwe, Felicity Astin
BACKGROUND: Nurses are pivotal in the provision of high quality care in acute hospitals. However, the optimal dosing of the number of nurses caring for patients remains elusive. In light of this, an updated review of the evidence on the effect of nurse staffing levels on patient outcomes is required. AIM: To undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis examining the association between nurse staffing levels and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in acute specialist units...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718343/application-of-t-sne-to-human-genetic-data
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Wentian Li, Jane E Cerise, Yaning Yang, Henry Han
The t-distributed stochastic neighbor embedding t-SNE is a new dimension reduction and visualization technique for high-dimensional data. t-SNE is rarely applied to human genetic data, even though it is commonly used in other data-intensive biological fields, such as single-cell genomics. We explore the applicability of t-SNE to human genetic data and make these observations: (i) similar to previously used dimension reduction techniques such as principal component analysis (PCA), t-SNE is able to separate samples from different continents; (ii) unlike PCA, t-SNE is more robust with respect to the presence of outliers; (iii) t-SNE is able to display both continental and sub-continental patterns in a single plot...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718340/characterization-of-sepsis-and-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy
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Qing Feng, Yu-Hang Ai, Hua Gong, Long Wu, Mei-Lin Ai, Song-Yun Deng, Li Huang, Qian-Yi Peng, Li-Na Zhang
BACKGROUND: Sepsis and sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) are common intensive care unit (ICU) diseases; the morbidity and mortality are high. The present study analyzed the sensitivity of different diagnostic criteria of sepsis 1.0 and 3.0, epidemiological characteristics of sepsis and SAE, and explored its risk factors for death, short-term, and long-term prognosis. METHODS: The retrospective study included patients in ICU from January 2015 to June 2016. After excluding 58 patients, 175 were assigned to either an SAE or a non-SAE group (patients with sepsis but no encephalopathy)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718257/risk-factors-for-heat-related-deaths-during-the-june-2015-heat-wave-in-karachi-pakistan
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Syed Ghazanfar Saleem, Tehreem Ansari, Ashraf Shamshad Ali, Sara Fatima, Mariam Hassan Rizvi, Muhammad Abdul Samad
BACKGROUND: Mortality as a consequence of heat related illness is a public health concern. Emergency department (ED) experiences increased patients' flow and decreased survival as a consequence of heat stroke during the episodes of heat wave. The present study was conducted to identify the risk factors for mortality among victims of heat wave (17th - 23rd June), 2015 evaluated in the Emergency Department of The Indus Hospital (TIH), Karachi. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study data was retrospectively collected...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717966/association-between-aspirin-use-and-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-mechanically-ventilated-icu-patients
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Ena Gupta, Furqan S Siddiqi, Ryan Kunjal, Muhammad Faisal, Farah Al-Saffar, Abubakr A Bajwa, Lisa M Jones, Vandana Seeram, James D Cury, Adil Shujaat
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. It is often silent and may be complicated by pulmonary embolism and death. Thromboprophylaxis with heparin does not always prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Aspirin (ASA) reduces the risk of VTE in surgical and high-risk medical patients but it is unknown if ASA may prevent DVT in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. We performed a retrospective chart review of critically ill patients who received mechanical ventilation for >72 h and underwent venous ultrasonography for suspected DVT between Jan 2012 and Dec 2013...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717562/development-of-thin-skin-mimicking-bilayer-solid-tissue-phantoms-for-optical-spectroscopic-studies
#16
K Bala Nivetha, N Sujatha
In vivo spectroscopic measurements have the proven potential to provide important insight about the changes in tissue during the development of malignancies and thus help to diagnose tissue pathologies. Extraction of intrinsic data in the presence of varying amounts of scatterers and absorbers offers great challenges in the development of such techniques to the clinical level. Fabrication of optical phantoms, tailored to the biochemical as well as morphological features of the target tissue, can help to generate a spectral database for a given optical spectral measurement system...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717513/unexpected-intensive-care-transfer-of-admitted-patients-with-severe-sepsis
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Gabriel Wardi, Arvin R Wali, Julian Villar, Vaishal Tolia, Christian Tomaszewski, Christian Sloane, Peter Fedullo, Jeremy R Beitler, Matthew Nolan, Daniel Lasoff, Rebecca E Sell
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe sepsis generally respond well to initial therapy administered in the emergency department (ED), but a subset later decompensate and require unexpected transfer to the intensive care unit (ICU). This study aimed to identify clinical factors that can predict patients at increased risk for delayed transfer to the ICU and the association of delayed ICU transfer with mortality. METHODS: This is a nested case-control study in a prospectively collected registry of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock at two EDs...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717512/trauma-related-emotions-and-radical-acceptance-in-dialectical-behavior-therapy-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-after-childhood-sexual-abuse
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Nora Görg, Kathlen Priebe, Jan R Böhnke, Regina Steil, Anne S Dyer, Nikolaus Kleindienst
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) related to childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is often associated with a wide range of trauma-related aversive emotions such as fear, disgust, sadness, shame, guilt, and anger. Intense experience of aversive emotions in particular has been linked to higher psychopathology in trauma survivors. Most established psychosocial treatments aim to reduce avoidance of trauma-related memories and associated emotions. Interventions based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) also foster radical acceptance of the traumatic event...
2017: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717217/tki-addicted-ros1-rearranged-cells-are-destined-to-survival-or-death-by-the-intensity-of-ros1-kinase-activity
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Hayato Ogura, Yuka Nagatake-Kobayashi, Jun Adachi, Takeshi Tomonaga, Naoya Fujita, Ryohei Katayama
ROS1 rearrangement is observed in 1-2% of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). The ROS1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) crizotinib has induced marked tumour shrinkage in ROS1-rearranged cancers. However, emergence of acquired resistance to TKI is inevitable within a few years. Previous findings indicate that cabozantinib overcomes secondary mutation-mediated crizotinib-resistance in ROS1-fusion-positive cells. Here we attempted to establish cabozantinib-resistant cells by N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea mutagenesis screening using CD74-ROS1-expressing Ba/F3 cells...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717057/glucose-variability-based-on-continuous-glucose-monitoring-assessment-is-associated-with-postoperative-complications-after-cardiovascular-surgery
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Hiroki Sato, Michihiro Hosojima, Tomomi Ishikawa, Kenji Aoki, Takeshi Okamoto, Akihiko Saito, Masanori Tsuchida
PURPOSE: This purpose of this prospective study was to use a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system to evaluate the suitability of our institution's glucose management protocol after cardiovascular surgery and to clarify the impact of glycemic variability on postoperative complications. METHODS: In all, 76 patients who underwent elective cardiovascular surgery and were monitored perioperatively using a CGM system were evaluated. Postoperative glucose management consisted of continuous intravenous insulin infusion (CIII) in the intensive care unit, and subcutaneous insulin injections (SQII) after oral food intake started...
July 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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