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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624261/dutch-health-websites-and-their-ability-to-inform-people-with-low-health-literacy
#1
Corine S Meppelink, Julia C M van Weert, Anna Brosius, Edith G Smit
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether Dutch online health information (OHI) generally reflects message elements that support information processing and understanding among people with low health literacy. METHODS: We content-analyzed one hundred Dutch webpages about Ebola, fibromyalgia, ALS, losing weight, borderline personality disorder, hemorrhoids, ADD, bladder infection, shingles, and chicken pox. The codebook covered the following domains: images and videos, readability level, Suitability Assessment of Materials (SAM), advertising, interactive features, and reliability cues...
June 10, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621738/integration-of-p-cuo-thin-sputtered-layers-onto-microsensor-platforms-for-gas-sensing
#2
Lionel Presmanes, Yohann Thimont, Imane El Younsi, Audrey Chapelle, Frédéric Blanc, Chabane Talhi, Corine Bonningue, Antoine Barnabé, Philippe Menini, Philippe Tailhades
P-type semiconducting copper oxide (CuO) thin films deposited by radio-frequency (RF) sputtering were integrated onto microsensors using classical photolithography technologies. The integration of the 50-nm-thick layer could be successfully carried out using the lift-off process. The microsensors were tested with variable thermal sequences under carbon monoxide (CO), ammonia (NH₃), acetaldehyde (C₂H₄O), and nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) which are among the main pollutant gases measured by metal-oxide (MOS) gas sensors for air quality control systems in automotive cabins...
June 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614615/a-quantitative-analysis-of-latino-acculturation-and-alcohol-use-myth-versus-reality
#3
REVIEW
Miriam J Alvarez, Gabriel Frietze, Corin Ramos, Craig Field, Michael A Zárate
Research on health among Latinos often focuses on acculturation processes and the associated stressors that influence drinking behavior. Given the common use of acculturation measures and the state of the knowledge on alcohol-related health among Latino populations, the current analyses tested the efficacy of acculturation measures to predict various indicators of alcohol consumption. Specifically, this quantitative review assessed the predictive utility of acculturation on alcohol consumption behaviors (frequency, volume, and quantity)...
June 14, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614136/surgery-for-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-advanced-ovarian-cancer-which-patient-when-and-extent
#4
Florine A Eggink, Corine M Koopmans, Hans W Nijman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cytoreduction to no residual disease is the mainstay of primary treatment for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (AdvEOC). This review addresses recent insights on optimal patient selection, timing, and extent of surgery, intended to optimize cytoreduction in patients with AdvEOC. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical guidelines recommend primary cytoreductive surgery (PCS) for AdvEOC patients with a high likelihood of achieving complete cytoreduction with acceptable morbidity...
June 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586480/lifetime-prevalence-and-correlates-of-schizophrenia-spectrum-affective-and-other-non-affective-psychotic-disorders-in-the-chinese-adult-population
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Wing Chung Chang, Corine Sau Man Wong, Eric Yu Hai Chen, Linda Chiu Wa Lam, Wai Chi Chan, Roger Man Kin Ng, Se Fong Hung, Eric Fuk Chi Cheung, Pak Chung Sham, Helen Fung Kum Chiu, Ming Lam, Edwin Ho Ming Lee, Tin Po Chiang, Lap Kei Chan, Gary Kar Wai Lau, Allen Ting Chun Lee, Grace Tak Yu Leung, Joey Shuk Yan Leung, Joseph Tak Fai Lau, Jim van Os, Glyn Lewis, Paul Bebbington
Lifetime prevalence of psychotic disorders varies widely across studies. Epidemiological surveys have rarely examined prevalences of specific psychotic disorders other than schizophrenia, and the majority used a single-phase design without employing clinical reappraisal interview for diagnostic verification. The current study investigated lifetime prevalence, correlates and service utilization of schizophrenia-spectrum, affective, and other non-affective psychotic disorders in a representative sample of community-dwelling Chinese adult population aged 16-75 years (N = 5719) based on a territory-wide, population-based household survey for mental disorders in Hong Kong...
June 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586158/quantitative-assessment-of-fascia-preservation-improves-the-prediction-of-membranous-urethral-length-and-inner-levator-distance-on-continence-outcome-after-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
#6
Nikolaos Grivas, Rosanne van der Roest, Daan Schouten, Francesca Cavicchioli, Corine Tillier, Axel Bex, Ivo Schoots, Walter Artibani, Stijn Heijmink, Henk Van Der Poel
AIMS: To determine whether preoperative prostate/pelvic anatomical structures and intraoperative fascia preservation (FP) predict continence recovery after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). METHODS: Between January 2012 and March 2016, 439 prostate cancer (PCa) patients with normal preoperative continence were retrospectively included. FP score was defined as the extent of FP from base to apex of the prostate, quantitatively assessed by the surgeon. Anatomical prostate structures were measured on endorectal preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging...
June 6, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565851/pharmacological-management-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-atorvastatin-versus-pentoxifylline
#7
Ramona Cioboată, Alice Găman, Diana Traşcă, Anca Ungureanu, Anca Oana Docea, Paul Tomescu, Florin Gherghina, Andreea Letitia Arsene, Corin Badiu, Aristides M Tsatsakis, Demetrios A Spandidos, Nikolaos Drakoulis, Daniela Călina
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of pentoxifylline and atorvastatin in the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study included 98 patients with histologically confirmed NAFLD divided into 2 groups as follows: group I (57 dyslipidemic patients, receiving atorvastatin 20 mg/day and group II (41 non-dyslipidemic patients, treated with pentoxifylline, 800 mg/day). The present study was conducted for a mean of 32.8±3.4 weeks. For all patients, we determined the body mass index, a liver biopsy was performed, and we measured the serum levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), total cholesterol (TC) and triglycerides (TG) at the beginning and at the end of the study period...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560854/pharmacogenetic-analysis-of-irreversible-severe-cisplatin-induced-nephropathy-a-case-report-of-a-27-year-old-woman
#8
Corine de Jong, Stefan Sanders, Geert-Jan Creemers, Artur M Burylo, Margot Taks, Jan H M Schellens, Maarten J Deenen
In this report we describe a young patient diagnosed with bulky FIGO stage IIIb squamous cell cervix carcinoma with severe and irreversible nephropathy after three weekly low-doses of cisplatin. Besides several known risk factors such as hypomagnesemia and hypoalbuminemia, the patient also proved to be homozygously polymorphic for two polymorphisms within the COMT gene (c.615 + 310C>T and c.616-367C>T). As COMT polymorphism has been associated with cisplatin-induced ototoxicity, its effect on nephrotoxicity of cisplatin should be the subject of further investigation...
May 31, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552230/strategies-for-bringing-stem-cell-derived-dopamine-neurons-to-the-clinic-the-kyoto-trial
#9
Jun Takahashi
Concerted efforts are realizing cell-based therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD). In this chapter, I describe efforts at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University. These efforts use induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as donor cells. The iPSCs were established as human leukocyte antigen homozygous at CiRA and are intended for allogeneic transplantation. Our manufacturing protocol includes a feeder-free cell culture with laminin fragment LM511-E8 and the sorting of CORIN(+) cells...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549924/applications-of-single-molecule-methods-to-membrane-protein-folding-studies
#10
REVIEW
Robert E Jefferson, Duyoung Min, Karolina Corin, Jing Yang Wang, James U Bowie
Protein folding is a fundamental life process with many implications throughout biology and medicine. Consequently, there have been enormous efforts to understand how proteins fold. Almost all of this effort has focused on water-soluble proteins, however, leaving membrane proteins largely wandering in the wilderness. The neglect has not occurred because membrane proteins are unimportant, but rather because they present many theoretical and technical complications. Indeed, quantitative membrane protein folding studies are generally restricted to a handful of well-behaved proteins...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549484/the-effects-of-a-psychological-intervention-directed-at-optimizing-immune-function-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Lemmy Schakel, Dieuwke S Veldhuijzen, Henriët van Middendorp, Corine Prins, Simone A Joosten, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Leo G Visser, Andrea W M Evers
BACKGROUND: Previous research has provided evidence for the link between psychological processes and psychophysiological health outcomes. Psychological interventions, such as face-to-face or online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and serious games aimed at improving health, have shown promising results in promoting health outcomes. Few studies so far, however, have examined whether Internet-based CBT combined with serious gaming elements is effective in modulating health outcomes. Moreover, studies often did not incorporate psychophysiological or immunological challenges in order to gain insight into physiological responses to real-life challenges after psychological interventions...
May 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542610/gpr40-partial-agonist-mk-2305-lower-fasting-glucose-in-the-goto-kakizaki-rat-via-suppression-of-endogenous-glucose-production
#12
Corin Miller, Michele J Pachanski, Melissa E Kirkland, Daniel T Kosinski, Joel Mane, Michelle Bunzel, Jin Cao, Sarah Souza, Brande Thomas-Fowlkes, Jerry Di Salvo, Adam B Weinglass, Xiaoyan Li, Robert W Myers, Kevin Knagge, Paul E Carrington, William K Hagmann, Maria E Trujillo
GPR40 (FFA1) is a fatty acid receptor whose activation results in potent glucose lowering and insulinotropic effects in vivo. Several reports illustrate that GPR40 agonists exert glucose lowering in diabetic humans. To assess the mechanisms by which GPR40 partial agonists improve glucose homeostasis, we evaluated the effects of MK-2305, a potent and selective partial GPR40 agonist, in diabetic Goto Kakizaki rats. MK-2305 decreased fasting glucose after acute and chronic treatment. MK-2305-mediated changes in glucose were coupled with increases in plasma insulin during hyperglycemia and glucose challenges but not during fasting, when glucose was normalized...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524700/what-is-important-in-transdisciplinary-pain-neuroscience-education-a-qualitative-study
#13
Amarins J Wijma, Caroline M Speksnijder, Astrid F Crom-Ottens, J M Corine Knulst-Verlaan, Doeke Keizer, Jo Nijs, C Paul van Wilgen
PURPOSE: The main focus of Pain Neuroscience Education is around changing patients' pain perceptions and minimizing further medical care. Even though Pain Neuroscience Education has been studied extensively, the experiences of patients regarding the Pain Neuroscience Education process remain to be explored. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the experiences in patients with non-specific chronic pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients with non-specific chronic pain from a transdisciplinary treatment centre were in-depth interviewed...
May 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522829/somatic-tumor-mutations-detected-by-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-minute-amounts-of-serum-derived-cell-free-dna
#14
Marjolein J A Weerts, Ronald van Marion, Jean C A Helmijr, Corine M Beaufort, Niels M G Krol, Anita M A C Trapman-Jansen, Winand N M Dinjens, Stefan Sleijfer, Maurice P H M Jansen, John W M Martens
The use of blood-circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) as 'liquid-biopsy' is explored worldwide, with hopes for its potential in providing prognostic or predictive information in cancer treatment. In exploring cfDNA, valuable repositories are biobanks containing material collected over time, however these retrospective cohorts have restrictive resources. In this study, we aimed to detect tumor-specific mutations in only minute amounts of serum-derived cfDNA by using a targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) approach...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512236/focus-on-cutaneous-and-uveal-melanoma-specificities
#15
REVIEW
Charlotte Pandiani, Guillaume E Béranger, Justine Leclerc, Robert Ballotti, Corine Bertolotto
Cutaneous melanoma (CM) and uveal melanoma (UM) derive from cutaneous and uveal melanocytes that share the same embryonic origin and display the same cellular function. However, the etiopathogenesis and biological behaviors of these melanomas are very different. CM and UM display distinct landscapes of genetic alterations and show different metastatic routes and tropisms. Hence, therapeutic improvements achieved in the last few years for the treatment of CM have failed to ameliorate the clinical outcomes of patients with UM...
April 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505571/re-evaluation-of-routine-dengue-virus-serology-in-travelers-in-the-era-of-zika-virus-emergence
#16
Maurits P A van Meer, Ramona Mögling, Janienne Klaasse, Felicity D Chandler, Suzan D Pas, Annemiek A van der Eijk, Marion P G Koopmans, Chantal B E M Reusken, Corine H GeurtsvanKessel
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic requests for both Zika virus (ZIKV) and dengue virus (DENV) infections in returning travelers have significantly increased during the recent ZIKV outbreak in the Americás. These flaviviruses have overlapping clinical syndromes and geographical distribution, but diagnostic differentiation is important because of different clinical consequences. As flaviviruses are known to have a short viremic period, diagnostics often rely on serological methods, which are challenging due to extensive cross-reactive antibodies...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498739/feasibility-of-a-cardiovascular-cohort-in-a-sub-saharan-africa-community-preliminary-report-of-the-pilot-project-tahes-tanv%C3%A3-health-study-in-benin
#17
Yessito Corine Houehanou, Carmelle Mizéhoun-Adissoda, Salimanou Amidou, Iléana Désormais, Martin Houénassi, Pierre-Marie Preux, Benoit Marin, Dismand Houinato, Philippe Lacroix
BACKGROUND: Faced with the growing burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) including atherosclerotic in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the development of appropriate prediction tools, based on large cohorts, appears useful for prevention. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the pilot project TAHES (Tanvè Health Study) was to explore the feasibility of a large cohort study focused on CVD and risk factors in Benin. METHODS: We implemented a prospective cohort over 2 years...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496302/goldmann-tonometer-error-correcting-prism-clinical-evaluation
#18
Sean McCafferty, Garrett Lim, William Duncan, Eniko T Enikov, Jim Schwiegerling, Jason Levine, Corin Kew
PURPOSE: Clinically evaluate a modified applanating surface Goldmann tonometer prism designed to substantially negate errors due to patient variability in biomechanics. METHODS: A modified Goldmann prism with a correcting applanation tonometry surface (CATS) was mathematically optimized to minimize the intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement error due to patient variability in corneal thickness, stiffness, curvature, and tear film adhesion force. A comparative clinical study of 109 eyes measured IOP with CATS and Goldmann prisms...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493371/effects-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-improvement-of-cognition-in-elderly-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Calvin Pak Wing Cheng, Corine Sau Man Wong, Kelsey Kimyin Lee, Alfred Pui Kam Chan, Jerry Wing Fai Yeung, Wai Chi Chan
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to examine the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on cognitive function in older patients with cognitive impairment. METHODS: A literature search was performed for articles published in English using the 10 databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, INSPEC, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature Plus, AMED, Biological Sciences, ClinicalTrials.gov, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews) from their inception to May 2016...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486543/preterm-brain-injury-on-term-equivalent-age-mri-in-relation-to-perinatal-factors-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-at-two-years
#20
Margaretha J Brouwer, Karina J Kersbergen, Britt J M van Kooij, Manon J N L Benders, Ingrid C van Haastert, Corine Koopman-Esseboom, Jeffrey J Neil, Linda S de Vries, Hiroyuki Kidokoro, Terrie E Inder, Floris Groenendaal
OBJECTIVES: First, to apply a recently extended scoring system for preterm brain injury at term-equivalent age (TEA-)MRI in a regional extremely preterm cohort; second, to identify independent perinatal factors associated with this score; and third, to assess the prognostic value of this TEA-MRI score with respect to early neurodevelopmental outcome. STUDY DESIGN: 239 extremely preterm infants (median gestational age [range] in weeks: 26.6 [24.3-27.9]), admitted to the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital between 2006 and 2012 were included...
2017: PloS One
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