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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651422/-meta-analysis-on-the-diagnostic-value-of-laser-doppler-imaging-for-burn-depth
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Y Huang, L Qiu, A L Mei, J X Li
Objective: To evaluate the value of laser Doppler imaging (LDI) in diagnosing deep or superficial partial-thickness burn wound with meta-analysis. Methods: Databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library were searched using key words " burn, burns, burn depth, laser Doppler imaging, laser Doppler perfusion imaging, LDI, LDPI" , and Chinese Journals Full-text Database, Wanfang Database, VIP Database were searched using Chinese key words ",,,," to obtain the published trials of LDI in diagnosing deep or superficial partial-thickness burn wound from the establishment of each database to October 2015...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649976/efficiency-of-analytical-and-sampling-based-uncertainty-propagation-in-intensity-modulated-proton-therapy
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N Wahl, P Hennig, H P Wieser, M Bangert
The sensitivity of intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) treatment plans to uncertainties can be quantified and mitigated with robust/min-max and stochastic/probabilistic treatment analysis and optimization techniques. Those methods usually rely on sparse random, importance, or worst-case sampling. Inevitably, this imposes a trade-off between computational speed and accuracy of the uncertainty propagation. Here, we investigate analytical probabilistic modeling (APM) as an alternative for uncertainty propagation and minimization in IMPT that does not rely on scenario sampling...
June 26, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649753/-for-our-garden-of-remembrance-is-somewhere-else-narratives-of-separation-through-the-eyes-of-freud-s-patients
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Anat Tzur Mahalel
This article presents a unique collection of narratives of separation - unique because the separation here is from psychoanalysis and from Freud as analyst. These narratives were published as part of memoirs written about Freud by three of his patients. Their narratives of separation give us an innovative point of view on the psychoanalytic process, in particular with respect to the importance they place on the termination phase of the analysis at a time when Freud himself had not given it much consideration...
June 25, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648137/control-strategies-and-sensitivity-analysis-of-anthroponotic-visceral-leishmaniasis-model
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Muhammad Zamir, Gul Zaman, Ali Saleh Alshomrani
This study proposes a mathematical model of Anthroponotic visceral leishmaniasis epidemic with saturated infection rate and recommends different control strategies to manage the spread of this disease in the community. To do this, first, a model formulation is presented to support these strategies, with quantifications of transmission and intervention parameters. To understand the nature of the initial transmission of the disease, the reproduction number [Formula: see text] is obtained by using the next-generation method...
December 2017: Journal of Biological Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648031/-impact-of-different-antithrombotic-therapy-strategy-on-prognosis-in-coronary-heart-disease-patients-combining-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis
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C Yuan, L Zhong, R C Huang
Objective: To evaluate the impact of various anticoagulation antiplatelet therapy strategies on the prognosis of patients with coronary heart disease combining with atrial fibrillation. Methods: Present meta analysis was performed according to search results on English EMBASE database by computer retrieval, Pubmed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, Chinese CBM database, CNKI database, Wan Fang database, China science and technology papers online electronic databases, manual retrieval for important international conference proceedings up to April 30 2016...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647883/casper-computer-aided-segmentation-of-imperceptible-motion-a-learning-based-tracking-of-an-invisible-needle-in-ultrasound
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Parmida Beigi, Robert Rohling, Septimiu E Salcudean, Gary C Ng
PURPOSE: This paper presents a new micro-motion-based approach to track a needle in ultrasound images captured by a handheld transducer. METHODS: We propose a novel learning-based framework to track a handheld needle by detecting microscale variations of motion dynamics over time. The current state of the art on using motion analysis for needle detection uses absolute motion and hence work well only when the transducer is static. We have introduced and evaluated novel spatiotemporal and spectral features, obtained from the phase image, in a self-supervised tracking framework to improve the detection accuracy in the subsequent frames using incremental training...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647681/daily-associations-between-cannabis-motives-and-consumption-in-emerging-adults
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Erin E Bonar, Jason E Goldstick, R Lorraine Collins, James A Cranford, Rebecca M Cunningham, Stephen T Chermack, Frederic C Blow, Maureen A Walton
BACKGROUND: Increasing rates of cannabis use among emerging adults is a growing public health problem. Intensive longitudinal data can provide information on proximal motives for cannabis use, which can inform interventions to reduce use among emerging adults. METHOD: As part of a larger longitudinal study, patients aged 18-25 years (N=95) recruited from an urban Emergency Department completed daily text message assessments of risk behaviors for 28days, including daily cannabis quantity and motives...
June 15, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647428/reproducibility-of-automated-voice-range-profiles-a-systematic-literature-review
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Trine Printz, Tine Rosenberg, Christian Godballe, Anne-Kirstine Dyrvig, Ågot Møller Grøntved
OBJECTIVE: Reliable voice range profiles are of great importance when measuring effects and side effects from surgery affecting voice capacity. Automated recording systems are increasingly used, but the reproducibility of results is uncertain. Our objective was to identify and review the existing literature on test-retest accuracy of the automated voice range profile assessment. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, ComDisDome, Embase, and CINAHL (EBSCO)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647158/a-systematic-review-of-unilateral-versus-bilateral-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-percutaneous-kyphoplasty-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures
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Shengping Yang, Changxian Chen, Hanlong Wang, Zhiqiang Wu, Lianqun Liu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the unilateral and bilateral approaches in treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. METHODS: Based on the principles and methods of the Cochrane systematic reviews, the records of the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Web of Science, Chinese Bio-medicine database, China Journal Full-text Database, VIP database, and Wanfang database were reviewed until October 2014. The randomized controlled trials on unilateral and bilateral approaches to percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP)/percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures were included...
June 21, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646848/an-analysis-of-historical-vignettes-by-ibn-sina-in-the-canon-of-medicine-on-the-structure-and-function-of-the-cardiorespiratory-apparatus
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Pedzisai Mazengenya, Rashid Bhikha
Ibn Sina is regarded as one of the greatest physicians, thinkers and medical scholars in the history of medicine. Ibn Sina, a Persian scholar in the medieval era, wrote a famous book of medicine, the Canon of Medicine. The book was adopted as the main textbook of medicine in most Western and Persian universities. In the present critique, we analyzed the functional and anatomic descriptions of the heart, airways and the lungs as viewed by Ibn Sina in volume three of the Canon of Medicine textbook, and compared them to modern anatomy texts...
June 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646492/prenatal-perinatal-and-neonatal-risk-factors-for-perinatal-arterial-ischaemic-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
C Li, J K Miao, Y Xu, Y Y Hua, Q Ma, L L Zhou, H J Liu, Q X Chen
The aim of the present study was to perform a meta-analysis of published data to determine the significance of clinical factors and exposures to the risk of perinatal arterial ischaemic stroke (PAIS) and provide guidance for clinical diagnosis and treatment. A comprehensive literature search of the PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE and Cochrane Library databases for relevant observational studies (cohort/case-control) from March 1984 to March 2016 was undertaken. Two review authors independently examined the full text records to determine which studies met the inclusion criteria and evaluated risk factors for PAIS...
June 24, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646169/improving-dialysis-adherence-for-high-risk-patients-using-automated-messaging-proof-of-concept
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A Som, J Groenendyk, T An, K Patel, R Peters, G Polites, W R Ross
Comorbidities and socioeconomic barriers often limit patient adherence and self-management with hemodialysis. Missed sessions, often associated with communication barriers, can result in emergency dialysis and avoidable hospitalizations. This proof of concept study explored using a novel digital-messaging platform, EpxDialysis, to improve patient-to-dialysis center communication via widely available text messaging and telephone technology. A randomized controlled trial was conducted through Washington University-affiliated hemodialysis centers involving ESRD patients with poor attendance, defined as missing 2-6 sessions over the preceding 12 weeks...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646157/current-induced-resistive-state-in-fe-se-te-superconducting-nanostrips
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Ciro Nappi, Carlo Camerlingo, Emanuele Enrico, Emilio Bellingeri, Valeria Braccini, Carlo Ferdeghini, Ettore Sarnelli
We study the current-voltage characteristics of Fe(Se,Te) thin films deposited on CaF2 substrates in form of nanostrips (width w ~ λ, λ the London penetration length). In view of a possible application of these materials to superconductive electronics and micro-electronics we focus on transport properties in small magnetic field, the one generated by the bias current. From the characteristics taken at different temperatures we derive estimates for the pinning potential U and the pinning potential range δ for the magnetic flux lines (vortices)...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644851/comorbidities-in-the-diseasome-are-more-apparent-than-real-what-bayesian-filtering-reveals-about-the-comorbidities-of-depression
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Peter Marx, Peter Antal, Bence Bolgar, Gyorgy Bagdy, Bill Deakin, Gabriella Juhasz
Comorbidity patterns have become a major source of information to explore shared mechanisms of pathogenesis between disorders. In hypothesis-free exploration of comorbid conditions, disease-disease networks are usually identified by pairwise methods. However, interpretation of the results is hindered by several confounders. In particular a very large number of pairwise associations can arise indirectly through other comorbidity associations and they increase exponentially with the increasing breadth of the investigated diseases...
June 23, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644764/interventions-to-improve-breastfeeding-self-efficacy-and-resultant-breastfeeding-rates-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Meredith Brockway, Karen Benzies, K Alix Hayden
BACKGROUND: Maternal breastfeeding self-efficacy (BSE) is reflective of a mother's confidence in breastfeeding and is a modifiable factor that may improve breastfeeding rates. Breastfeeding self-efficacy theory purports that women with higher BSE will have better breastfeeding outcomes. Research aim: The aim of this systematic review was to explore the theoretical link between BSE and breastfeeding outcomes by investigating (a) if interventions to improve BSE were successful and (b) if improvements in BSE resulted in improved breastfeeding rates...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643812/-conscience-clause-in-end-of-life-care
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Ludovica De Panfilis, Daniela Cattaneo, Luisanna Cola, Maddalena Gasparini, Corinna Porteri, Daniela Tarquini, Alessandro Tiezzi, Simone Veronese, Silvia Zullo, Eugenio Pucci
The article proposes a critical reflection on issues that appeal to the conscience clause as part of end of life care can produce and what can guarantee freedom of conscience, self-determination of those involved and respect for the dignity of the sick person. After a philosophical and normative analysis, the article is organized on the basis of two important documents for discussion: a position paper of Società Italiana di Anestesia Analgesia Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva (SIAARTI) signed by several scientific societies "Grandi insufficienze d'organo end stage: cure intensive o cure palliative?" and the Design of Law currently being debated "Norme in materia di consenso informato e di disposizioni anticipate di trattamento"...
May 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642728/theory-the-final-frontier-a-corpus-based-analysis-of-the-role-of-theory-in-psychological-articles
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Sieghard Beller, Andrea Bender
Contemporary psychology regards itself as an empirical science, at least in most of its subfields. Theory building and development are often considered critical to the sciences, but the extent to which psychology can be cast in this way is under debate. According to those advocating a strong role of theory, studies should be designed to test hypotheses derived from theories (theory-driven) and ideally should yield findings that stimulate hypothesis formation and theory building (theory-generating). The alternative position values empirical findings over theories as the lasting legacy of science...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641444/toward-mentoring-in-palliative-social-work-a-narrative-review-of-mentoring-programs-in-social-work
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Ying Pin Toh, R Karthik, Chia Chia Teo, Sarasvathy Suppiah, Siew Li Cheung, Lalit Krishna
BACKGROUND: Mentoring by an experienced practitioner enhances professional well-being, promotes resilience, and provides a means of addressing poor job satisfaction and high burnout rates among medical social workers. This is a crucial source of support for social workers working in fields with high risk of compassion fatigue and burnout like palliative care. Implementing such a program, however, is hindered by differences in understanding and application of mentoring practice. AIM: This narrative review of mentoring practice in social work seeks to identify key elements and common approaches within successful mentoring programs in social work that could be adapted to guide the design of new mentoring programs in medical social work...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641310/potentiating-the-effects-of-radiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-the-role-of-aspirin-statins-and-metformin-as-adjuncts-to-therapy
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K J Gash, A C Chambers, D E Cotton, A C Williams, M G Thomas
BACKGROUND: Complete tumour response (pCR) to neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy for rectal cancer is associated with a reduction in local recurrence and improved disease-free and overall survival, but is achieved in only 20-30% of patients. Drug repurposing for anti-cancer treatments is gaining momentum, but the potential of such drugs as adjuncts, to increase tumour response to chemo-radiotherapy in rectal cancer, is only just beginning to be recognised. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted and all studies investigating the use of drugs to enhance response to neo-adjuvant radiation in rectal cancer were included...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640845/is-self-assessment-of-medical-abortion-using-a-low-sensitivity-pregnancy-test-combined-with-a-checklist-and-phone-text-messages-feasible-in-south-african-primary-healthcare-settings-a-randomized-trial
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Deborah Constant, Jane Harries, Kristen Daskilewicz, Landon Myer, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate feasibility of self-assessment of medical abortion outcome using a low-sensitivity urine pregnancy test, checklist and text messages. The study assessed whether accurate self-assessment required a demonstration of the low-sensitivity urine pregnancy test or if verbal instructions suffice. METHODS: This non-inferiority trial enrolled 525 adult women from six public sector abortion clinics. Eligible women were undergoing medical abortion at gestations within 63 days...
2017: PloS One
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