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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331102/opposite-sex-relationship-questionnaire-for-female-adolescents-development-and-psychometric-evolution
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Masoumeh Sibmar, Nasim Bahrami, AbouAli Vedadhir, Hamid Alavi Majd, Averil Parker
Aim The goal of the present study is to adopt state-of-the-art techniques and standards to develop and evaluate a measure, called the opposite-sex relationship questionnaire for female adolescents (OSRQFA), to assess the reasons why adolescent girls would or would not develop, a relationship with an adolescent boy. Methods A mixed-method, sequential, exploratory design was adopted. In the qualitative phase, an in-depth interview approach was used to identify the properties and dimensions to be included in the OSRQFA...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329520/effects-of-primary-care-clinician-beliefs-and-perceived-organizational-facilitators-on-the-delivery-of-preventive-care-to-individuals-with-mental-illnesses
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Bobbi Jo H Yarborough, Scott P Stumbo, Nancy A Perrin, Ginger C Hanson, John Muench, Carla A Green
BACKGROUND: Although many studies have documented patient-, clinician-, and organizational barriers/facilitators of primary care among people with mental illnesses, few have examined whether these factors predict actual rates of preventive service use. We assessed whether clinician behaviors, beliefs, characteristics, and clinician-reported organizational characteristics, predicted delivery of preventive services in this population. METHODS: Primary care clinicians (n = 247) at Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW) or community health centers and safety-net clinics (CHCs), in six states, completed clinician surveys in 2014...
January 12, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329156/impact-of-integrated-health-care-delivery-on-racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-pancreatic-cancer
#3
Jonathan I Chang, Brian Z Huang, Bechien U Wu
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate whether disparities in pancreatic cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival are reduced in an integrated health system. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study (2006-2014) among patients with pancreatic cancer from Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Racial ethnic groups included non-Hispanic whites (NHW), non-Hispanic blacks (NHB), Hispanics, and Asians. We used multivariable and Cox regression analyses to evaluate disparities in diagnosis and treatment utilization (oncology care, surgery, time to surgery, chemotherapy) and overall survival, respectively...
January 12, 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327412/partial-proteome-of-the-corynetoxin-producing-gram-positive-bacterium-rathayibacter-toxicus
#4
Christine M Fennessey, Michael B McMahon, Aaron Sechler, Jaclyn Kaiser, WesleyFixed The Affiliations M Garrett, Matthew A Tancos, Douglas G Luster, Elizabeth E Rogers, William L Schneider
Rathayibacter toxicus is a Gram-positive bacterium that is the causative agent of annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT), a disease that causes devastating losses in the Australian livestock industry. R. toxicus exhibits a complex life cycle, using the nematode Anguina funesta as a physical vector to carry it up to the seed head of the host plant. ARGT is caused by a tunicamycin-like corynetoxin that is produced in R. toxicus-infected seed galls. We analyzed protein expression in R. toxicus under stationary growth phase conditions to obtain a more complete understanding of the biology of this organism and identify potential targets for immunoassay development...
January 12, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324959/surveillance-of-intradomiciliary-contacts-of-leprosy-cases-perspective-of-the-client-in-a-hyperendemic-municipality
#5
Helizandra Simoneti Bianchini Romanholo, Eliana Amorim de Souza, Alberto Novaes Ramos Júnior, Adélia Cileode Gomes Castelo Branco Kaiser, Ismália Oliveira da Silva, Aline Lima Brito, Cídia Vasconcellos
OBJECTIVE: To characterize approach methods for intradomiciliary contacts (IdC) of leprosy cases resident in Northern Brazil, during 2001-2012. METHOD: A cross-sectional and descriptive study in the state of Rondônia. Included IdC of leprosy cases diagnosed/reported in SINAN-Ministry of Health (MS), 2001-2012. A semi-structured instrument was applied to the IdCs, with six interventions: complete dermatological examination; complete neurological examination; BCG vaccination; instructions for return to the health unit; BCG guidance; and guidance to mobilize other contacts...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324610/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries-in-modern-obstetric-practice
#6
Olga Ramm, Victoria G Woo, Yun-Yi Hung, Hsuan-Chih Chen, Miranda L Ritterman Weintraub
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the rate of obstetric anal sphincter injuries and identify key risk factors of obstetric anal sphincter injuries, including duration of the second stage of labor. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all singleton, term, cephalic vaginal deliveries within Kaiser Permanente Northern California between January 2013 and December 2014 (N=22,741). Incidence of obstetric anal sphincter injuries, defined as third- or fourth-degree perineal lacerations, was the primary outcome...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319080/process-morphology-scaling-relations-quantify-self-organization-in-capillary-densified-nanofiber-arrays
#7
Ashley L Kaiser, Itai Y Stein, Kehang Cui, Brian L Wardle
Capillary-mediated densification is an inexpensive and versatile approach to tune the application-specific properties and packing morphology of bulk nanofiber (NF) arrays, such as aligned carbon nanotubes. While NF length governs elasto-capillary self-assembly, the geometry of cellular patterns formed by capillary densified NFs cannot be precisely predicted by existing theories. This originates from the recently quantified orders of magnitude lower than expected NF array effective axial elastic modulus (E), and here we show via parametric experimentation and modeling that E determines the width, area, and wall thickness of the resulting cellular pattern...
January 10, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318355/an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol-for-ambulatory-anorectal-surgery-reduced-postoperative-pain-and-unplanned-returns-to-care-after-discharge
#8
Aaron B Parrish, Sean M O'Neill, Steven R Crain, Tara A Russell, Deepak K Sonthalia, Vu T Nguyen, Armen Aboulian
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory surgery for anorectal procedures has been proven to be safe and effective. Specific perioperative pathways combining multiple interventions have been shown to optimize recovery and outcomes associated with inpatient colorectal surgery. However, there are no major studies describing and evaluating a standardized protocol for ambulatory anorectal surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of a modified enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol for ambulatory anorectal surgery...
January 9, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316981/host-specific-differences-in-the-response-of-cultured-macrophages-to-campylobacter-jejuni-capsule-and-o-methyl-phosphoramidate-mutants
#9
Sungwon Kim, Andrea Vela, Sara M Clohisey, Spiridoula Athanasiadou, Pete Kaiser, Mark P Stevens, Lonneke Vervelde
Campylobacter jejuni is the leading cause of bacterial food-borne gastroenteritis worldwide and human infections are frequently associated with handling and consumption of contaminated poultry. The polysaccharide capsule of C. jejuni plays important roles in colonisation of the chicken gut, invasion of epithelial cells and serum resistance and is subject to modification with O-methyl phosphoramidate (MeOPN) in most strains. In this study, the cytokine responses of mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages (mBMMs), chicken bone marrow-derived macrophages (chBMMs) and human monocyte-derived macrophages (hMDMs) were measured following infection with C...
January 9, 2018: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316895/daily-repetitive-sensory-stimulation-of-the-paretic-hand-for-the-treatment-of-sensorimotor-deficits-in-patients-with-subacute-stroke-reset-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
#10
Jan C Kattenstroth, Tobias Kalisch, Matthias Sczesny-Kaiser, Wolfgang Greulich, Martin Tegenthoff, Hubert R Dinse
BACKGROUND: Repetitive sensory stimulation (RSS) adapts the timing of stimulation protocols used in cellular studies to induce synaptic plasticity. In healthy subjects, RSS leads to widespread sensorimotor cortical reorganization paralleled by improved sensorimotor behavior. Here, we investigated whether RSS reduces sensorimotor upper limb impairment in patients with subacute stroke more effectively than conventional therapy. METHODS: A single-blinded sham-controlled clinical trial assessed the effectiveness of RSS in treating sensorimotor deficits of the upper limbs...
January 9, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313945/endocrine-dysfunction-induced-by-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-practical-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-clinical-management
#11
REVIEW
Romualdo Barroso-Sousa, Patrick A Ott, F Stephen Hodi, Ursula B Kaiser, Sara M Tolaney, Le Min
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have revolutionized cancer therapy. However, because ICIs block coinhibitory molecules on T cells and other immune cells, unleashing them to mediate tumor cell killing, they also can disrupt the maintenance of immunological tolerance to self-antigens. Compared with chemotherapy, ICIs have a different toxicity profile, especially the occurrence of autoimmune-like manifestations against multiple organ systems, including endocrine glands, commonly referred to as immune-related adverse events...
January 3, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313462/mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-a-23-year-experience-with-emphasis-on-low-grade-tumors-with-close-positive-margins
#12
Joseph Spellman, Gabriel Calzada
Objective Describe outcomes for mucoepidermoid carcinoma by histologic grade and evaluate outcomes for patients with low-grade tumors with close/positive margins after initial surgical resection. Study Design Cohort study. Setting Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical Group from 1993 to 2016. Subjects and Methods Retrospective review of 154 patients with major and minor salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the head and neck. Disease-specific and recurrence-free survival were stratified by tumor grade...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310925/th17-lineage-cells-in-pulmonary-sarcoidosis-and-l%C3%A3-fgren-s-syndrome-friend-or-foe
#13
REVIEW
Jelle R Miedema, Ylva Kaiser, Caroline E Broos, Marlies S Wijsenbeek, Johan Grunewald, Mirjam Kool
Sarcoidosis, a multisystem granulomatous disorder, has historically been classified as Th1-driven disease. However, increasing data demonstrate a key role of Th17-cell plasticity in granuloma formation and maintenance. In Löfgren's syndrome (LS), an acute and distinct phenotype of sarcoidosis with a favorable outcome, differences in Th17-lineage cell subsets, cytokine expression and T-cell suppressive mechanisms may account for differences in clinical presentation as well as prognosis compared to non-LS sarcoidosis...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310272/determination-of-the-optimal-number-of-components-in-independent-components-analysis
#14
Amine Kassouf, Delphine Jouan-Rimbaud Bouveresse, Douglas N Rutledge
Independent components analysis (ICA) may be considered as one of the most established blind source separation techniques for the treatment of complex data sets in analytical chemistry. Like other similar methods, the determination of the optimal number of latent variables, in this case, independent components (ICs), is a crucial step before any modeling. Therefore, validation methods are required in order to decide about the optimal number of ICs to be used in the computation of the final model. In this paper, three new validation methods are formally presented...
March 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306181/maternal-race-ethnicity-as-a-risk-factor-for-cervical-insufficiency
#15
Lisette D Tanner, Lue-Yen Tucker, Debbie Postlethwaite, Mara Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) affects 1 in 9 pregnancies in the United States. There are well known but poorly understood racial/ethnic disparities in PTB rates. The role that racial/ethnic disparities in cervical insufficiency (CI) may play in the overall disparities in preterm birth rates is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to examine racial/ethnic differences in risk of CI. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of singleton pregnant women in 2012 who were members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC), excluding elective termination, delivery outside KPNC, and loss to follow-up...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304476/human-health-risks-and-socio-economic-perspectives-of-arsenic-exposure-in-bangladesh-a-scoping-review
#16
REVIEW
M Azizur Rahman, A Rahman, M Zaved Kaiser Khan, Andre M N Renzaho
Arsenic contamination of drinking water, which can occur naturally or because of human activities such as mining, is the single most important public health issue in Bangladesh. Fifty out of the 64 districts in the country have arsenic concentration of groundwater exceeding 50µgL-1, the Bangladeshi threshold, affecting 35-77 million people or 21-48% of the total population. Chronic arsenic exposure through drinking water and other dietary sources is an important public health issue worldwide affecting hundreds of millions of people...
January 2, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303524/multiple-binding-modes-of-an-unconjugated-bis-pyridine-ligand-stabilize-low-valent-cp-rh-complexes
#17
Davide Lionetti, Victor W Day, Benedikt Lassalle-Kaiser, James D Blakemore
The ligand 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) can support metal centers in low formal oxidation states by delocalization of electron density into its π-system. We show that, in a model rhodium complex supported by the pentamethylcyclopentadienyl ligand (Cp*), the analogous dimethyldipyridylmethane ligand (Me2dpma) enforces a bpy-like coordination environment but disrupts the inter-ring conjugation responsible for charge delocalization upon metal reduction. As a result, reduction proceeds in discrete one-electron steps (Rh(iii) to Rh(ii) to Rh(i)), contrasting with the 2e- chemistry engendered by bpy...
January 5, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301991/cancer-institute-head-touts-big-data-and-basic-research
#18
Jocelyn Kaiser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300277/developing-a-core-outcome-domain-set-to-assessing-effectiveness-of-interdisciplinary-multimodal-pain-therapy-the-vapain-consensus-statement-on-core-outcome-domains
#19
Ulrike Kaiser, Christian Kopkow, Stefanie Deckert, Katrin Neustadt, Lena Jacobi, Paul Cameron, Valerio De Angelis, Christian Apfelbacher, Bernhard Arnold, Judy Birch, Anna Bjarnegård, Sandra Christiansen, Amanda Williams C de C, Gudrun Gossrau, Andrea Heinks, Michael Hüppe, Henri Kiers, Ursula Kleinert, Paolo Martelletti, Lance McCracken, Nelleke de Meij, Bernd Nagel, Jo Nijs, Heike Norda, Jasvinder A Singh, Ellen Spengler, Caroline Terwee, Tugwell Peter, Johan W S Vlaeyen, Heike Wandrey, Edmund Neugebauer, Rainer Sabatowski, Jochen Schmitt
Interdisciplinary multimodal pain therapy (IMPT) is a biopsychosocial treatment approach for patients with chronic pain that comprises at least psychological and physiotherapeutic interventions. Core Outcome Sets (COSs) are currently developed in different medical fields to standardize and improve the selection of outcome-domains, and measurement instruments in clinical trials, to make trial results meaningful, to pool trial results, and to allow indirect comparison between interventions. The objective of this study was to develop a COS of patient-relevant outcome-domains for chronic pain in IMPT clinical trials...
December 18, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298872/acute-sedation-associated-complications-in-gi-endoscopy-prosed-2-study-results-from-the-prospective-multicentre-electronic-registry-of-sedation-associated-complications
#20
Angelika Behrens, Anton Kreuzmayr, Hendrik Manner, Herbert Koop, Albrecht Lorenz, Claus Schaefer, Mathais Plauth, Jens-Uwe Jetschmann, Christian von Tirpitz, Marcus Ewald, Michael Sackmann, Wanja Renner, Martin Krüger, Dieter Schwab, Werner Hoffmann, Olaf Engelke, Oliver Pech, Frank Kullmann, Sonja Pampuch, Berthold Lenfers, Uwe Weickert, Dieter Schilling, Stephan Boehm, Susanne Beckebaum, Vito Cicinnati, Joachim F Erckenbrecht, Franz Ludwig Dumoulin, Claus Benz, Thomas Rabenstein, Georg Haltern, Martin Balsliemke, Christian de Mas, Gerhard Kleber, Christian Pehl, Christoph Vogt, Ralf Kiesslich, Wolfgang Fischbach, Irmtraut Koop, Jens Kuehne, Matthias Breidert, Nils Lennart Sass, Andrea May, Christian Friedrich, Ronni Veitt, Rainer Porschen, Mark Ellrichmann, Alexander Arlt, Wolfgang Schmitt, Markus Dollhopf, Werner Schmidbaur, Axel Dignass, Volker Schmitz, J Labenz, Gernot Kaiser, Alexander Krannich, Nico Barteska, Christian Ell
OBJECTIVES: Sedation has been established for GI endoscopic procedures in most countries, but it is also associated with an added risk of complications. Reported complication rates are variable due to different study methodologies and often limited sample size. DESIGNS: Acute sedation-associated complications were prospectively recorded in an electronic endoscopy documentation in 39 study centres between December 2011 and August 2014 (median inclusion period 24 months)...
January 3, 2018: Gut
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