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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353369/mental-health-professionals-attitudes-towards-mental-illness-professional-and-cultural-factors-in-the-inter-nos-study
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Francisco Del Olmo-Romero, María González-Blanco, Salvador Sarró, Jaime Grácio, Manuel Martín-Carrasco, Ana C Martinez-Cabezón, Giampaolo Perna, Edith Pomarol-Clotet, Pedro Varandas, Javier Ballesteros-Rodríguez, Carlos Rebolleda-Gil, Giovanna Vanni, Eduardo González-Fraile
BACKGROUND: Research shows that personnel working in mental health facilities may share some of the societal prejudices towards mental illness. This might result in stigmatizing behaviours towards people suffering from mental disorders, undermining the quality of their care. AIMS: To describe and compare attitudes towards mental illness across a sample of professionals working in a wide range of mental health facilities in Spain, Portugal and Italy. METHOD: We administered a survey to personnel including two questionnaires related to stigmatizing attitudes: The Community Attitudes toward the Mentally Ill (CAMI) and the Attribution Questionnaire (AQ-27)...
January 20, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352433/development-and-clinical-application-of-vertebral-metrics-using-a-stereo-vision-system-to-assess-the-spine
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Ana Teresa Gabriel, Cláudia Quaresma, Mário Forjaz Secca, Pedro Vieira
The biomechanical changes in the spinal column are considered to be the main responsible for rachialgia. Although radiological techniques use ionizing radiation, they are the most applied tools to assess the biomechanics of the spine. To face this problem, non-invasive techniques must be developed. Vertebral Metrics is an ionizing radiation-free instrument designed to detect the 3D position of each vertebrae in a standing position. Using a stereo vision system combined with low intensity UV light, recognition is achieved with software capable of distinguishing fluorescent marks...
January 20, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351642/caregiver-provided-physical-therapy-home-programs-for-children-with-motor-delay-a-scoping-review
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Edward James R Gorgon
Background: Caregiver-provided physical therapy home programs (PTHP) play an important role in enhancing motor outcomes in pediatric patient populations. Purpose: This scoping review systematically mapped clinical trials of caregiver-provided PTHP that were aimed at enhancing motor outcomes in children who have or who are at risk for motor delay, with the purpose of (1) describing trial characteristics; (2) assessing methodologic quality, and (3) examining the reporting of caregiver-related components...
January 17, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351625/physical-activity-weight-and-functional-limitations-in-elderly-spanish-people-the-national-health-survey-2009-2014
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Pedro A Latorre-Román, José A Laredo-Aguilera, Felipe García-Pinillos, Víctor M Soto-Hermoso, Juan M Carmona-Torres
Background: The purpose of this study was to analyze physical activity (PA), functional limitations, weight status, self-perceived health status and disease or chronic health problems in older people aged 65 and over using the European Health Survey in Spain (EHSS) conducted one in 2009 and one in 2014. Methods: This study included 12,546 older people, 6026 [2330 men and 3696 women; age (Mean, SD) =75.61 ± 7.11 years old] in 2009 and 6520 [2624 men and 3896 women; age (Mean, SD) =75...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351549/weeds-and-ground-dwelling-predators-response-to-two-different-weed-management-systems-in-glyphosate-tolerant-cotton-a-farm-scale-study
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Esteban García-Ruiz, Íñigo Loureiro, Gema P Farinós, Pablo Gómez, Elena Gutiérrez, Francisco Javier Sánchez, María Concepción Escorial, Félix Ortego, María Cristina Chueca, Pedro Castañera
The use of glyphosate, as a post-emergence broad-spectrum herbicide in genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant (GT) cotton, supposes a big change in weed management programs with respect to a conventional regime. Thus, alterations in arable flora and arthropod fauna must be considered when evaluating their potential impacts. A 3-year farm-scale study was conducted in a 2-ha GT cotton crop, in southern Spain, to compare the effects of conventional and glyphosate herbicide regimes on weed abundance and diversity and their consequences for ground-dwelling predators...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351510/scapular-focused-interventions-to-improve-shoulder-pain-and-function-in-adults-with-subacromial-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hiroki Saito, Meg E Harrold, Vinicius Cavalheri, Leanda McKenna
The relationship between subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS) and altered scapular movement has been previously reported. The purpose of this review was to determine the effect of interventions that focus on addressing scapular components to improve shoulder pain, function, shoulder range of motion (ROM), and muscle strength in adults with SAPS. Databases searched in September 2016 were: PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials [Central], EMBASE [via Ovid] and PEDro. All studies selected for this review were randomized controlled trials...
January 19, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351129/impact-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-on-exercise-tolerance-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mansueto Gomes-Neto, Cassio Magalhães Silva, Diego Ezequiel, Cristiano Sena Conceição, Micheli Saquetto, Adelmir Souza Machado
BACKGROUND: Patients with pulmonary fibrosis are living longer and present with an increasing number of comorbidities over time. Pulmonary rehabilitation, as a nonpharmacological approach, may be promising in these patients, although there is limited information on the impact of pulmonary rehabilitation on exercise tolerance and quality of life. Thus, conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on exercise tolerance and quality of life in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350623/exploring-the-role-of-genome-and-structural-ions-in-preventing-viral-capsid-collapse-during-dehydration
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Natalia Martín-González, Sofía Guérin, Aritz Durana, Gerardo Martí, Diego M Guérin, Pedro Jose J De Pablo Gomez
Even though viruses evolve mainly in liquid milieu, their horizontal transmission routes often include episodes of dry environment. Along their life cycle, some insect viruses, such as viruses from Dicistroviridae family, withstand dehydrated conditions with yet unknown consequences in their structural stability. Here we use Atomic Force Microscopy to monitor the structural changes of viral particles of Triatoma virus (TrV) after desiccation. Our results demonstrate that TrV capsids preserve their genome inside, conserving their height after exposure to dehydrating conditions, that is in stark contrast with other viruses that expel their genome when desiccated...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350294/biocatalysis-of-aromatic-benzyl-propionate-ester-by-different-immobilized-lipases
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Amanda Gomes Almeida Sá, Alessandra Cristina de Meneses, Lindomar Alberto Lerin, Pedro Henrique Hermes de Araújo, Cláudia Sayer, Débora de Oliveira
Benzyl propionate is an aromatic ester that possesses a fruity odor and is usually found in nature in the composition of some fruits such as plums and melons. This work aimed for the benzyl propionate synthesis by esterification using a new immobilized enzyme preparation with low-cost material from Candida antarctica (NS 88011) and three commercial immobilized lipases (Novozym 435, Lipozyme TL-IM and Lipozyme RM-IM). Novozym 435 had the best performance even when the solvent tert-butanol was absent of the reaction medium...
January 19, 2018: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349843/pregnancy-after-bariatric-surgery-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-of-39-pregnancies-and-a-literature-review
#10
Maria Manuel Costa, Sandra Belo, Pedro Souteiro, João S Neves, Daniela Magalhães, Rita B Silva, Sofia C Oliveira, Paula Freitas, Ana Varela, Joana Queirós, Davide Carvalho
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the impact of bariatric surgery (BS) on maternal and fetal outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive, observational study of 39 pregnant women who underwent BS in our institution between 2010 and 2014 was carried out. A sample of women who became pregnant after BS was evaluated, based on data concerning pregnancy, childbirth, and newborns. RESULTS: Of the 1182 patients who underwent BS at our institution during the study period, 1016 (85...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348180/persistently-elevated-exhaled-nitric-oxide-fraction-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-exacerbation-in-copd
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Bernardino Alcázar-Navarrete, Oliverio Ruiz Rodríguez, Pablo Conde Baena, Pedro José Romero Palacios, Alvar Agusti
Preventing the occurrence of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is a major therapeutic goal. We hypothesise that persistently increased levels of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) during follow-up can identify a group of COPD patients at higher risk of AECOPD.To test this hypothesis, we measured FeNO levels (HypAir FeNO®, Medisoft; Sorinnes, Belgium) prospectively in 226 clinically stable COPD outpatients at recruitment and during follow-up (at 6 and 12 months). Patients were stratified according to the number of visits with FeNO ≥20 ppb...
January 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348020/autosomal-recessive-hypercholesterolemia-long-term-cardiovascular-outcomes
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Laura D'Erasmo, Ilenia Minicocci, Antonio Nicolucci, Paolo Pintus, Janine E Roeters Van Lennep, Luis Masana, Pedro Mata, Rosa Maria Sánchez-Hernández, Pablo Prieto-Matos, Josè T Real, Juan F Ascaso, Eduardo Esteve Lafuente, Miguel Pocovi, Francisco J Fuentes, Sandro Muntoni, Stefano Bertolini, Cesare Sirtori, Laura Calabresi, Chiara Pavanello, Maurizio Averna, Angelo Baldassare Cefalu, Davide Noto, Adolfo Arturo Pacifico, Giovanni Mario Pes, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Enzo Manzato, Sabina Zambon, Alberto Zambon, Anja Vogt, Marco Scardapane, Barbara Sjouke, Renato Fellin, Marcello Arca
BACKGROUND: Autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (ARH) is a rare lipid disorder characterized by premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). There are sparse data for clinical management and cardiovascular outcomes in ARH. OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of changes in lipid management, achievement of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goals and cardiovascular outcomes in ARH. METHODS: Published ARH cases were identified by electronic search...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347747/dynamical-transition-on-the-periodic-lorentz-gas-stochastic-and-deterministic-approaches
#13
Rafael Mateus Feliczaki, Eduardo Vicentini, Pedro Pablo González-Borrero
The effect of dynamical properties of the periodic Lorentz gas on the autocorrelation function and diffusion coefficient are investigated in various geometric transitions between billiards without horizon and infinite horizon. Numerical simulations are performed using a double square lattice which permits us to isolate different types of corridors and to describe the individual effects of each corridor. The results are compared with a stochastic model based on a escape-rate formalism which reveals the sensibility of the diffusion coefficient and clarifies the role of the open corridors mechanism on the dynamical transitions...
November 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347484/partial-inertia-induces-additional-phase-transition-in-the-majority-vote-model
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Pedro E Harunari, M M de Oliveira, C E Fiore
Explosive (i.e., discontinuous) transitions have aroused great interest by manifesting in distinct systems, such as synchronization in coupled oscillators, percolation regime, absorbing phase transitions, and more recently, the majority-vote model with inertia. In the latter, the model rules are slightly modified by the inclusion of a term depending on the local spin (an inertial term). In such a case, Chen et al. [Phys Rev. E 95, 042304 (2017)2470-004510.1103/PhysRevE.95.042304] have found that relevant inertia changes the nature of the phase transition in complex networks, from continuous to discontinuous...
October 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347013/correlations-in-magnitude-series-to-assess-nonlinearities-application-to-multifractal-models-and-heartbeat-fluctuations
#15
Pedro A Bernaola-Galván, Manuel Gómez-Extremera, A Ramón Romance, Pedro Carpena
The correlation properties of the magnitude of a time series are associated with nonlinear and multifractal properties and have been applied in a great variety of fields. Here we have obtained the analytical expression of the autocorrelation of the magnitude series (C_{|x|}) of a linear Gaussian noise as a function of its autocorrelation (C_{x}). For both, models and natural signals, the deviation of C_{|x|} from its expectation in linear Gaussian noises can be used as an index of nonlinearity that can be applied to relatively short records and does not require the presence of scaling in the time series under study...
September 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346937/uhlenbeck-ford-model-phase-diagram-and-corresponding-states-analysis
#16
Rodolfo Paula Leite, Pedro Antonio Santos-Flórez, Maurice de Koning
Using molecular dynamics simulations and nonequilibrium thermodynamic-integration techniques we compute the Helmholtz free energies of the body-centered-cubic (bcc), face-centered-cubic (fcc), hexagonal close-packed, and fluid phases of the Uhlenbeck-Ford model (UFM) and use the results to construct its phase diagram. The pair interaction associated with the UFM is characterized by an ultrasoft, purely repulsive pair potential that diverges logarithmically at the origin. We find that the bcc and fcc are the only thermodynamically stable crystalline phases in the phase diagram...
September 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345176/bone-marrow-vegfc-expression-is-associated-with-multilineage-dysplasia-and-several-prognostic-markers-in-adult-acute-myeloid-leukemia-but-not-with-survival
#17
Vicent Guillem, Marisa Calabuig, Salut Brunet, Jordi Esteve, Lourdes Escoda, David Gallardo, Josep-Maria Ribera, María Paz Queipo de Llano, Montserrat Arnan, Carme Pedro, María Luz Amigo, Josep M Martí-Tutusaus, Antoni García-Guiñón, Joan Bargay, Antonia Sampol, Olga Salamero, Llorenç Font, Carme Talarn, Montserrat Hoyos, Marina Díaz-Beyá, Ana Garrido, Blanca Navarro, Josep Nomdédeu, Jordi Sierra, Mar Tormo
Vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGFC) stimulates leukemia cell proliferation and survival, and promotes angiogenesis. We studied VEGFC expression in bone marrow samples from 353 adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients and its relationship with several clinical, cytogenetic, and molecular variables. We also studied the expression of 84 genes involved in VEGF signaling in 24 patients. We found that VEGFC expression was higher in AML patients with myelodysplasia-related changes (AML-MRC) than in patients with non-AML-MRC...
January 18, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344887/phosphoproteomics-based-profiling-of-kinase-activities-in-cancer-cells
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Jakob Wirbel, Pedro Cutillas, Julio Saez-Rodriguez
Cellular signaling, predominantly mediated by phosphorylation through protein kinases, is found to be deregulated in most cancers. Accordingly, protein kinases have been subject to intense investigations in cancer research, to understand their role in oncogenesis and to discover new therapeutic targets. Despite great advances, an understanding of kinase dysfunction in cancer is far from complete.A powerful tool to investigate phosphorylation is mass-spectrometry (MS)-based phosphoproteomics, which enables the identification of thousands of phosphorylated peptides in a single experiment...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344803/toxoplasma-gondii-prevalence-and-characterization-of-new-genotypes-in-free-range-chickens-from-south-brazil
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Fernando Emmanuel Gonçalves Vieira, João Pedro Sasse, Ana Flávia Minutti, Ana Carolina Miura, Luiz Daniel de Barros, Sergio Tosi Cardim, Thais Agostinho Martins, Mércia de Seixas, Milton Issashi Yamamura, Chunlei Su, João Luis Garcia
Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular parasite that can infect all warm-blooded animals including humans. Recent studies showed that T. gondii strains from South America are genetically diverse. The present work aimed to determine T. gondii prevalence in free-ranging chicken in northwest Parana state in Brazil by two serological tests, to isolate the parasites from seropositive chickens and to genotype the isolates. Antibodies to T. gondii in 386 serum samples from 24 farms were investigated by immunofluorescence antibody assay (IFA) and modified agglutination test (MAT)...
January 18, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344749/diagnosis-of-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-stable-chronic-heart-failure-using-a-portable-sleep-test-diagnostic-device
#20
Inês Araújo, Filipa Marques, Sandra André, Manuel Araújo, Sara Marques, Rita Ferreira, Patrícia Moniz, Margarida Proença, Pedro Borrego, Cândida Fonseca
PURPOSE: ApneaLink is a portable device for the screening of sleep apnea, a prevalent and underdiagnosed comorbidity in heart failure patients. A prospective cross-sectional study in patients with chronic heart failure was carried out to assess the sensitivity and specificity of apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) measurements using ApneaLink against the standard polysomnography test. METHODS: Adult patients with a prior hospitalization in an acute heart failure hospital unit were recruited for the study...
January 17, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
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