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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228024/detection-of-duo-schistosome-infection-from-filtered-urine-samples-from-school-children-in-zambia-after-mda
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Megan J Hessler, Austin Cyrs, Steven C Krenzke, El Shaimaa Mahmoud, Chummy Sikasunge, James Mwansa, Nilanjan Lodh
Schistosomiasis is one of the major Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in sub-Saharan Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, two major human schistosome species namely Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium often occur sympatrically largely affecting children. Recognizing the public health impact of Schistosomiasis, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging member states to regularly treat at least 75% and up to 100%, of all school-aged children at risk of morbidity. For control strategies based on targeted mass drug administration (MDA) to succeed it is essential to have a simple and sensitive test for monitoring the success of these interventions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228004/longitudinal-assessment-of-anti-pgl-i-serology-in-contacts-of-leprosy-patients-in-bangladesh
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Renate A Richardus, Konrad van der Zwet, Anouk van Hooij, Louis Wilson, Linda Oskam, Roel Faber, Susan J F van den Eeden, David Pahan, Khorshed Alam, Jan Hendrik Richardus, Annemieke Geluk
BACKGROUND: Despite elimination efforts, the number of Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae) infected individuals who develop leprosy, is still substantial. Solid evidence exists that individuals living in close proximity to patients are at increased risk to develop leprosy. Early diagnosis of leprosy in endemic areas requires field-friendly tests that identify individuals at risk of developing the disease before clinical manifestation. Such assays will simultaneously contribute to reduction of current diagnostic delay as well as transmission...
December 11, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226494/how-does-routinely-delivered-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-gambling-disorder-compare-to-gold-standard-clinical-trial
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David P Smith, A Kate Fairweather-Schmidt, Peter W Harvey, Malcolm W Battersby
Currently, it is unknown whether treatment outcomes derived from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for problem gamblers still hold when applied to patients seen in routine practice. Thus, data from an RCT of cognitive therapy versus exposure therapy for problem gambling versus patients of a gambling help service were compared. Assessments of problem gambling severity, psychosocial impairment, and alcohol use were undertaken at baseline and post-treatment and evaluated within a counterfactual framework...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225440/smoking-urges-during-treatment-and-long-term-cessation-among-low-income-african-americans
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Monica Webb Hooper, Noella A Dietz, Joseph C Wilson
Objective: The urge to smoke is a predictor of smoking relapse. Little research has focused on the impact of acute urges during treatment among African Americans. This study examined the relationship between smoking urges and long-term abstinence among treatment seekers. Design: Longitudinal prospective investigation. Urges to smoke were assessed at the initial (session 1) and final (session 8) sessions among adult smokers (N=308) enrolled in a 4-week group intervention trial...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224460/implementation-of-rocking-chair-therapy-for-veterans-in-residential-substance-use-disorder-treatment-formula-see-text
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Rene' L Cross, Justin White, Jaclyn Engelsher, Stephen S O'Connor
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health diagnosis negatively affect Veteran homelessness. OBJECTIVE: Assess the acceptance and feasibility of rocking chair therapy as a self-implemented intervention for mood and substance cravings. PICOT: For homeless Veterans in SUD treatment, how does adding vestibular stimulation by use of a rocking chair compared with treatment as usual affect levels of anxiety and substance cravings? RESULTS: Two significant findings were observed...
December 1, 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222998/experiences-of-connectivity-and-severance-in-the-wake-of-a-new-motorway-implications-for-health-and-well-being
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Amy Nimegeer, Hilary Thomson, Louise Foley, Shona Hilton, Fiona Crawford, David Ogilvie
The construction of new urban roads may cause severance, or the separation of residents from local amenities or social networks. Using qualitative data from a natural experimental study, we examined severance related to a new section of urban motorway constructed through largely deprived residential neighbourhoods in Glasgow, Scotland. Semi-structured and photo-elicitation interviews were used to better understand severance and connectivity related to the new motorway, and specifically implications for individual and community-level health and well-being through active travel and social connections...
November 29, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220524/brain-responses-to-cigarette-related-and-emotional-images-in-smokers-during-smoking-cessation-no-effect-of-varenicline-or-bupropion-on-the-late-positive-potential
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Francesco Versace, Elise M Stevens, Jason D Robinson, Yong Cui, Menton M Deweese, Jeffrey M Engelmann, Charles E Green, Maher Karam-Hage, Cho Y Lam, Jennifer A Minnix, David W Wetter, Paul M Cinciripini
Introduction: Varenicline and bupropion are two effective smoking cessation pharmacotherapies. Researchers have hypothesized that they might be effective, in part, because they reduce cue reactivity and cue-induced cravings. Here, we used event-related potentials (ERPs) to directly measure brain responses to cigarette-related and other motivationally relevant images during a pharmacologically aided quit attempt. Methods: Smokers involved in a 12-week placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trial of smoking cessation medications (varenicline, bupropion, placebo) took part in the study...
December 6, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217552/science-groups-urge-changes-as-congress-nears-final-tax-bill
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David Malakoff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211184/participatory-environmental-diagnosis-and-of-health-risks-from-the-surrounding-communities-the-petrochemical-complex-of-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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Marcela de Abreu Moniz, Vera Maria Sabóia, Cleber Nascimento do Carmo, Sandra de Souza Hacon
The aim of this study was to diagnose the priority socio environmental problems and the health risks from the surrounding communities the Petrochemical Complex of Rio de Janeiro. Characterized by a participatory approach, the action research has led to the application of interviews, focal groups, meetings and workshop with social actors of Porto das Caixas and Sambaetiba districts, located in Itaboraí city/RJ from November 2013 to December 2014. A structural analysis of the problems prioritized by the communities (water supply, sewage treatment and risk of transmissible diseases; risk of air pollution and respiratory diseases; absence of public security and risk of violence) sketched out the cause-effect-intervention relationship, on the basis of the Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health...
November 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209611/histological-grading-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Sebastiao N Martins-Filho, Caterina Paiva, Raymundo Soares Azevedo, Venancio Avancini Ferreira Alves
Background: Histological grading typically reflects the biological behavior of solid tumors, thus providing valuable prognostic information. This is also expected in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), although limited access to biopsy samples and a lack of standardization might hinder its full predictive value in this cancer. Objectives: In order to better understand the current practices of histological grading in HCC, we examined the latest publications addressing its impact on the outcome of patients following surgical treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209442/getting-to-phase-3-an-interview-with-virginia-s-cowen-phd-lmt
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EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy
I feel that it is important to know the stories behind those who are working hard in the field to bring forward massage therapy research. Interviews with massage therapy researchers will now occasionally be included in the Journal as a new editorial feature. The first interview is with Virginia S. Cowen, PhD, LMT a New York State-licensed and NCB board-certified massage therapist with a PhD from Arizona State. She first became interested in massage therapy research while in massage therapy school, and her most recent work is investigating the integration of massage therapy into medical settings...
December 2017: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207296/microplastics-in-freshwater-river-sediments-in-shanghai-china-a-case-study-of-risk-assessment-in-mega-cities
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Guyu Peng, Pei Xu, Bangshang Zhu, Mengyu Bai, Daoji Li
Microplastics, which are plastic debris with a particle diameter of less than 5 mm, have attracted growing attention in recent years. Its widespread distributions in a variety of habitats have urged scientists to understand deeper regarding their potential impact on the marine living resources. Most studies on microplastics hitherto are focused on the marine environment, and research on risk assessment methodology is still limited. To understand the distribution of microplastics in urban rivers, this study investigated river sediments in Shanghai, the largest urban area in China...
December 2, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206719/trends-in-urodynamic-procedures-surgical-procedures-and-overall-health-resource-utilization-in-the-adult-taiwanese-population-with-urinary-incontinence-a-secondary-data-analysis
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Lan-Fang Hsu, Ling-Yin Chang, Yuan-Mei Liao, Shauh-Der Yeh, Pei-Shan Tsai
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and incidence of the main risk factors for urinary incontinence (UI) have both increased over time. In addition, official statistics indicate that Taiwan is on course to evolve from an aging society into an aged society within the next decade. However, most of the studies in the literature that address the natural history of UI target Western and other non-Asian populations. Taiwan lacks knowledge of the natural history of UI. PURPOSE: The aims of this research were to study the trends in the use of urodynamic and surgical procedures for various subtypes of UI and to investigate the relationship between UI and healthcare resource utilization...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204508/advancing-intestinal-organoid-technology-toward-regenerative%C3%A2-medicine
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REVIEW
Tetsuya Nakamura, Toshiro Sato
With the emergence of technologies to culture intestinal epithelial cells in vitro as various forms of intestinal organoids, there is growing interest in using such cultured intestinal cells as a source for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. One such approach would be to combine the organoid technology with methodologies to engineer the culture environment, particularly the three-dimensional scaffold materials, to generate intestines that exquisitely recapitulate their original structures and functions...
2018: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203098/pattern-of-hepatitis-c-virus-genotypes-and-subtypes-circulating-in-war-stricken-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan-review-of-published-literature
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REVIEW
Abdul Waheed Khan, Sadia Nawab, Zeeshan Nasim, Abdul Haleem Khan, Syed Ishfaq Ahmad, Fazli Zahir, Israr Ud Din
Infection due to hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in Pakistan. In the current review, pattern of HCV genotypes and subtypes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was ascertained in light of the available literature. After thorough analysis, genotype 3 (58.27%) was determined to be the leading HCV genotype, followed by genotypes 2 (12.39%), 1 (9.54%) and 4 (0.86%). The proportions of genotypes 5 and 6 were recorded as 0.09% and 0.22% respectively. Subtype wise, 3a accounted for 48...
November 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202385/sensory-over-responsivity-in-trichotillomania-hair-pulling-disorder
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Martha J Falkenstein, Christine A Conelea, Lauryn E Garner, David A F Haaga
OBJECTIVE: This study was an initial investigation of sensory-over responsivity (SOR) to external sensations among individuals with trichotillomania (TTM). METHODS: Adults endorsing DSM-5 TTM criteria (N = 609) and a non-affected comparison sample (N = 268) completed a self-report survey. RESULTS: The majority of the TTM group endorsed SOR symptoms; three-quarters endorsed at least mild tactile and auditory SOR. About 15% endorsed SOR symptoms in the severe to extreme range...
November 16, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201647/qpcr-primer-design-revisited
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REVIEW
Stephen Bustin, Jim Huggett
Primers are arguably the single most critical components of any PCR assay, as their properties control the exquisite specificity and sensitivity that make this method uniquely powerful. Consequently, poor design combined with failure to optimise reaction conditions is likely to result in reduced technical precision and false positive or negative detection of amplification targets. Despite the framework provided by the MIQE guidelines and the accessibility of wide-ranging support from peer-reviewed publications, books and online sources as well as commercial companies, the design of many published assays continues to be less than optimal: primers often lack intended specificity, can form dimers, compete with template secondary structures at the primer binding sites or hybridise only within a narrow temperature range...
December 2017: Biomolecular Detection and Quantification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198921/research-progress-of-capsaicin-responses-to-various-pharmacological-challenges
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REVIEW
Pompy Patowary, Manash Pratim Pathak, Kamaruz Zaman, P S Raju, Pronobesh Chattopadhyay
Capsaicin, a well known vanilloid, has shown evidence of an ample variety of biological effects which make it the target of extensive research ever since its identification. In spite of the fact that capsaicin causes health hazards in quite a few ways, yet, the verity cannot be ignored that capsaicin has several therapeutic implications. In patients with hypersensitive bladders, vesical instillation of 1 mM capsaicin markedly improved urinary frequency and urge incontinence. Again, administration of capsaicin favors an augmentation in lipid mobilization and a decrease in adipose tissue mass...
November 29, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198230/a-reliability-generalization-meta-analysis-of-the-padua-inventory-of-obsessions-and-compulsions
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Julio Sánchez-Meca, María Rubio-Aparicio, Rosa María Núñez-Núñez, José López-Pina, Fulgencio Marín-Martínez, José Antonio López-López
The Padua Inventory (PI) of obsessions and compulsions is one of the most usually applied tests to assess obsessive-compulsive symptomatology in research contexts as well as for clinical and screening purposes. A reliability generalization meta-analysis was accomplished to estimate the average reliability of the PI scores and to search for characteristics of the samples and studies that can explain the variability among reliability estimates. An exhaustive literature search enabled us to select 39 studies (53 independent samples) that reported alpha and/or test-retest coefficients with the data at hand for the PI total score and subscales...
December 4, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198090/-co-occurring-schizophrenia-and-substance-use-disorder-etiological-theories-and-challenges-in-israel
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REVIEW
Sharon Florentin, Sergey Raskin
A sizeable number of patients suffering from psychotic disorders, particularly schizophrenia, are also diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD). These dual diagnosis (DD) patients are considered very difficult to treat and differ in some of their characteristics from patients with schizophrenia or SUD exclusively. They have a worse prognosis and require more complex treatment which needs to be integrated for both of the disorders. In Israel there is a lack of training, professionals and institutions specializing in treatment for this population...
November 2017: Harefuah
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