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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222305/consumer-use-and-understanding-of-labelling-information-on-edible-marijuana-products-sold-for-recreational-use-in-the-states-of-colorado-and-washington
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Katherine M Kosa, Kristen C Giombi, Caroline B Rains, Sheryl C Cates
BACKGROUND: In 2014, the states of Colorado and Washington began allowing retail sales of marijuana for recreational use. The regulatory agencies in these states have implemented specific labelling requirements for edible marijuana products sold for recreational use to help address concerns such as delayed activation time, accidental ingestion, and proper dosing. METHODS: We conducted 12 focus groups with 94 adult consumers and nonconsumers of edibles in Denver and Seattle to collect information on their use and understanding of labelling information on edible marijuana products sold for recreational use...
February 18, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220985/the-head-and-neck-cancer-patient-concern-inventory-%C3%A2-patient-concerns-prevalence-dental-concerns-impact-and-relationships-of-concerns-with-quality-of-life-measures
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Maria L Aguilar, Pamela Sandow, John W Werning, Lia Brenneman, Walter J Psoter
PURPOSE: The Patient Concern Inventory(©) (PCI) is a clinical tool of self-reported patient concerns to be used by the clinician to structure the patient-oncologist visit. It was developed in the United Kingdom to address the issues of quality of life (QOL) in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients. The purpose of the study reported here was to determine the prevalence of PCI(©) items, the associations between PCI(©) items and QOL, and to explore the importance of oral/dental issues in the patient's well-being...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216230/activation-of-a-cryptic-splice-site-in-the-mitochondrial-elongation-factor-gfm1-causes-combined-oxphos-deficiency
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Mariella T Simon, Bobby G Ng, Marisa W Friederich, Raymond Y Wang, Monica Boyer, Martin Kircher, Renata Collard, Kati J Buckingham, Richard Chang, Jay Shendure, Deborah A Nickerson, Michael J Bamshad, Johan L K Van Hove, Hudson H Freeze, Jose E Abdenur
We report the clinical, biochemical, and molecular findings in two brothers with encephalopathy and multi-systemic disease. Abnormal transferrin glycoforms were suggestive of a type I congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG). While exome sequencing was negative for CDG related candidate genes, the testing revealed compound heterozygous mutations in the mitochondrial elongation factor G gene (GFM1). One of the mutations had been reported previously while the second, novel variant was found deep in intron 6, activating a cryptic splice site...
February 12, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215373/prevention-research-center-collaborations-with-state-departments-of-health-washington-state
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EDITORIAL
Peggy A Hannon, Thuy T Vu, Patricia Migliore Santiago, Pama Joyner, Caitlin Mason, Jeffrey R Harris
State health departments and Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) have complementary mandates and expertise important to improving population health. State health departments manage and administer numerous programs with broad population reach. PRCs bridge dissemination and implementation research and public health practice to improve health programming and outcomes. This paper describes the 15-year partnership between the Washington State Department of Health and the PRC at the University of Washington. Through this partnership, the Washington State Department of Health increases their research and evaluation capacity by working with the University of Washington PRC, and the University of Washington PRC receives opportunities to apply evidence in a variety of practice settings, expand the reach of their research-tested programs to new populations, and form new partnerships...
March 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214960/axonal-disruption-in-white-matter-underlying-cortical-sulcus-tau-pathology-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
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Laurena Holleran, Joong Hee Kim, Mihika Gangolli, Thor Stein, Victor Alvarez, Ann McKee, David L Brody
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disorder associated with repetitive traumatic brain injury. One of the primary defining neuropathological lesions in CTE, based on the first consensus conference, is the accumulation of hyperphosphorylated tau in gray matter sulcal depths. Post-mortem CTE studies have also reported myelin loss, axonal injury and white matter degeneration. Currently, the diagnosis of CTE is restricted to post-mortem neuropathological analysis. We hypothesized that high spatial resolution advanced diffusion MRI might be useful for detecting white matter microstructural changes directly adjacent to gray matter tau pathology...
February 18, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214178/validation-of-the-university-of-washington-quality-of-life-chinese-version-uwqol-c-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-in-taiwan
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Yun-Hsiang Lee, Yeur-Hur Lai, Bevan Yueh, Pen-Yuan Chu, Yen-Ju Chen, Shu-Ching Chen, Cheng-Ping Wang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purposes of this three-phase study were to: (1) translate and evaluate the burden, content, and face validity of the Chinese version of the University of Washington Quality of Life Scale, version 4 (UWQOL-v4-C); and (2) examine the psychometric properties of the UWQOL-v4-C in oral cancer and laryngeal cancer patients in Taiwan. METHODS: This instrument translation and validation study was part of a major research project. The first phase of this study developed and validated the content of the UWQOL-v4-C...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192764/adolescent-depressive-symptoms-in-india-australia-and-usa-exploratory-structural-equation-modelling-of-cross-national-invariance-and-predictions-by-gender-and-age
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Andrew J Lewis, Bosco Rowland, Aiden Tran, Renatti F Solomon, George C Patton, Richard F Catalano, John W Toumbourou
BACKGROUND: The present study compares depressive symptoms in adolescents from three countries: Mumbai, India; Seattle, United States; and Melbourne, Australia measured using the Short Moods and Feelings Questionnaire (SMFQ). The study cross nationally compares SMFQ depressive symptom responses by age and gender. METHODS: Data from a cross-nationally matched survey were used to compare factorial and measurement characteristics from samples of students from Grade 7 and 9 in Mumbai, India (n=3268) with the equivalent cohorts in the Washington State, USA (n=1907) and Victoria, Australia (n=1900)...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190506/regulatory-strategies-to-facilitate-surgical-innovation
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Phoebe Mounts
Phoebe Mounts, PhD, Esq, is a partner in the Food and Drug Administration Practice Group in the Washington, DC, office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. She counsels clients on regulatory issues for medical devices, drugs, and biologics. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, she was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in the Department of Molecular Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases. Although she is a partner in the FDA Practice Group at Morgan Lewis, the views expressed in this article are hers and should not be attributed to the Firm...
March 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185011/continuous-intraoperative-epidural-infusions-affect-recovery-room-length-of-stay-and-analgesic-requirements-a-single-center-observational-study
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Aalap C Shah, Bala G Nair, Charles F Spiekerman, Laurent A Bollag
PURPOSE: Continuous intraoperative epidural analgesia may improve post-operative pain control and decrease opioid requirements. We investigate the effect of epidural infusion initiation before or after arrival in the post-anesthesia care unit on recovery room duration and post-operative opioid use. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of abdominal, thoracic and orthopedic surgeries where an epidural catheter was placed prior to surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center during a 24 month period...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183041/an-automated-flow-system-incorporating-in-line-acid-dissolution-of-bismuth-metal-from-a-cyclotron-irradiated-target-assembly-for-use-in-the-isolation-of-astatine-211
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Matthew J O'Hara, Anthony J Krzysko, Cynthia M Niver, Samuel S Morrison, Stanley L Owsley, Donald K Hamlin, Eric F Dorman, D Scott Wilbur
Astatine-211 ((211)At) is a promising cyclotron-produced radionuclide being investigated for use in targeted alpha therapy. The wet chemical isolation of trace quantities of (211)At, produced within several grams of Bi metal deposited onto an aluminum cyclotron target assembly, involves a multi-step procedure. Because the (211)At isolation method is labor-intensive and complex, automation of the method is being developed to facilitate routine processing at the University of Washington and to make it easier to transfer the process to other institutions...
February 2, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177114/implementation-of-a-mentored-professional-development-programme-in-laboratory-leadership-and-management-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa
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L A Perrone, D Confer, E Scott, L Livingston, C Bradburn, A McGee, T Furtwangler, A Downer, A H Mokdad, J F Flandin, S Shotorbani, H Asghar, H E Tolbah, H J Ahmed, A Alwan, R Martin
Laboratories need leaders who can effectively utilize the laboratories' resources, maximize the laboratories'capacity to detect disease, and advocate for laboratories in a fluctuating health care environment. To address this need, the University of Washington, USA, created the Certificate Program in Laboratory Leadership and Management in partnership with WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, and implemented it with 17 participants and 11 mentors from clinical and public health laboratories in 10 countries (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen) in 2014...
February 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168421/screening-for-distress-using-the-distress-thermometer-and-the-university-of-washington-quality-of-life-in-post-treatment-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors
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Naseem Ghazali, Brenda Roe, Derek Lowe, Sank Tandon, Terry Jones, James Brown, Richard Shaw, Janet Risk, Simon N Rogers
The primary aim was to determine the efficacy of the Distress Thermometer (DT) in screening for anxiety and mood problems against the University of Washington Quality of Life, version 4 (UWQOL). Secondary aims were to evaluate the association between demographic, clinical and health-related QOL variables with significant distress. Two hundred and sixty one disease-free HNC ambulatory patients attending routine follow-up clinics were prospectively recruited. Both DT and UWQOL were completed pre-consultation...
February 6, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159490/chemohormonal-therapy-in-metastatic-hormone-sensitive-prostate-cancer-sweeney-cj-chen-yh-carducci-m-liu-g-jarrard-df-eisenberger-m-wong-yn-hahn-n-kohli-m-cooney-mm-dreicer-r-vogelzang-nj-picus-j-shevrin-d-hussain-m-garcia-ja-dipaola-rs-department-of-medicine
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Eggener Scott
BACKGROUND: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has been the backbone of treatment for metastatic prostate cancer since the 1940s. We assessed whether concomitant treatment with ADT plus docetaxel would result in longer overall survival than that with ADT alone. METHODS: We assigned men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer to receive either ADT plus docetaxel (at a dose of 75mg per square meter of body-surface area every 3wk for 6 cycles) or ADT alone...
March 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157727/genetic-and-environment-influences-on-sleep-pain-and-depression-symptoms-in-a-community-sample-of-twins
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Marianna Gasperi, Matthew Herbert, Ellen Schur, Dedra Buchwald, Niloofar Afari
OBJECTIVE: We used quantitative genetic methods to evaluate whether sleep quality, pain, and depression symptoms share a common genetic diathesis, to estimate the genetic and environmental sources of covariance among these symptoms, and to test for possible causal relationships. METHODS: A community sample of 400 twins from the University of Washington Twin Registry completed standardized self-report questionnaires. We used biometric modeling to assess genetic and environmental contribution to the association between sleep quality measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), pain measured by the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), and depression symptoms measured by the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI-dep)...
February 3, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156570/lessons-learned-from-a-clinical-research-partnership-in-outpatient-palliative-care
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Karla T Washington, Diane L Huenke
: 238 Background: Palliative care providers and investigators at the University of Missouri developed a clinical-research partnership to conduct a randomized clinical trial (R21CA191165; NCT02427490; PI: Washington) of a technologically-mediated intervention for family caregivers of cancer patients aimed at decreasing caregivers' distress and improving their quality of life. As the first year of the project drew to a close, the clinician-research team sought to systematically examine the challenges they had encountered conducting research in the outpatient palliative care clinic, which serves a 91-county catchment area that is highly rural and underserved, and to document the strategies they had employed to address them...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141963/following-the-yellow-brick-road
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Charles H Calisher
Charles Calisher was fascinated by microorganisms from the time he was in high school. He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now University of the Sciences) (BS), then University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana (MS), and finally Georgetown University, in Washington, DC (PhD), the latter while employed at a commercial biological house. He was hired by the US Communicable Disease Center (now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in Atlanta, Georgia, was transferred to its Fort Collins laboratories in 1973, and retired from there in 1992...
January 31, 2017: Annual Review of Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114646/cognitive-training-for-adults-with-bothersome-tinnitus-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Dorina Kallogjeri, Jay F Piccirillo, Edward Spitznagel, Sandra Hale, Joyce E Nicklaus, Frances Mei Hardin, Joshua S Shimony, Rebecca S Coalson, Bradley L Schlaggar
Importance: Individuals with tinnitus have poorer working memory, slower processing speeds and reaction times, and deficiencies in selective attention, all of which interfere with readiness and performance. Brain Fitness Program-Tinnitus (BFP-T) is a cognitive training program specially designed to exploit neuroplasticity for preservation and expansion of cognitive health in adults with tinnitus. Objective: To evaluate the effect of the BFP-T on tinnitus. Design, Setting, and Participants: This open-label, intention-to-treat randomized clinical trial prescreened 191 patients with tinnitus and 64 healthy controls (HCs) from June 1, 2012, through October 31, 2013...
January 19, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108141/prospective-evaluation-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Rogéria Lucio de Oliveira, Rafaelle Ferreira Dos Santos, Sérgio Henrique Gonçalves de Carvalho, Gustavo Gomes Agripino, Marcela Maria Nery Canto, Marianne de Vasconcelos Carvalho, Sandra Aparecida Marinho, Marina Gallottini, Dmitry José de Santana Sarmento
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate, prospectively, the quality of life of patients with head and neck cancer. STUDY DESIGN: A quantitative, longitudinal, and prospective study was conducted. The survey instrument was the University of Washington quality of life questionnaire. The sample consisted of 47 patients. For data analysis, paired t test, McNemar test, Student t test, and 1-way analysis of variance tests were used. The significance level was 5% (P < ...
March 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103729/strategies-to-promote-resilience-empathy-and-well-being-in-the-health-professions-insights-from-the-2015-centile-conference
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Aviad Haramati, Sian Cotton, Jamie S Padmore, Hedy S Wald, Peggy A Weissinger
The high prevalence of physician burnout is of great concern and may begin with observed declines in empathy and increases in stress and burnout in medical and health professions students. While underlying causes have been described, there is less certainty on how to create effective interventions in curricula and workplace. In October 2015, The Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) at Georgetown University, together with MedStar Health, Georgetown's clinical partner, and six academic institutions sponsored a conference in Washington, DC...
January 20, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099734/tertiary-level-study-of-the-implementation-of-a-technique-checklist-for-cesarean-deliveries-at-a-university-hospital-in-uruguay
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Stephanie Viroga, Gerardo Vitureira, Santiago Artucio, Washington Lauría
OBJECTIVE: To assess the adherence of healthcare providers to cesarean-delivery techniques before and after the introduction of a technique checklist at a university hospital. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional cohort study included data from all cesarean deliveries at Gynecology Clinic B of the University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay, between January 1 and December 31, 2011. The data were grouped based on whether delivery occurred before or after the implementation of the checklist and were compared across a range of cesarean-delivery techniques...
February 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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