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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036939/female-genital-mutilation-reconstruction-a-preliminary-report
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Catherine S Chang, David W Low, Ivona Percec
Background: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognized as a violation of human rights. Though rarely discussed, FGM is prevalent, affecting hundreds of millions of females worldwide. Objectives: We believe that is important for plastic surgeons to be informed and prepared to address the surgical and emotional needs of these women. We present our experience on treatment of women subjected to FGM. Methods: Three consecutive patients were treated by our clitoral restoration procedure...
September 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036933/school-leadership-and-cyberbullying-a-multilevel-analysis
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Sara B Låftman, Viveca Östberg, Bitte Modin
Cyberbullying is a relatively new form of bullying, with both similarities and differences to traditional bullying. While earlier research has examined associations between school-contextual characteristics and traditional bullying, fewer studies have focused on the links to students' involvement in cyberbullying behavior. The aim of the present study is to assess whether school-contextual conditions in terms of teachers' ratings of the school leadership are associated with the occurrence of cyberbullying victimization and perpetration among students...
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036905/extrinsic-calibration-of-camera-and-2d-laser-sensors-without-overlap
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Khalil M Ahmad Yousef, Bassam J Mohd, Khalid Al-Widyan, Thaier Hayajneh
Extrinsic calibration of a camera and a 2D laser range finder (lidar) sensors is crucial in sensor data fusion applications; for example SLAM algorithms used in mobile robot platforms. The fundamental challenge of extrinsic calibration is when the camera-lidar sensors do not overlap or share the same field of view. In this paper we propose a novel and flexible approach for the extrinsic calibration of a camera-lidar system without overlap, which can be used for robotic platform self-calibration. The approach is based on the robot-world hand-eye calibration (RWHE) problem; proven to have efficient and accurate solutions...
October 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036872/factors-influencing-the-occupational-injuries-of-physical-therapists-in-taiwan-a-hierarchical-linear-model-approach
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Yu-Hui Tao, Yu-Lung Wu, Wan-Yun Huang
BACKGROUND: The evidence literature suggests that physical therapy practitioners are subjected to a high probability of acquiring work-related injuries, but only a few studies have specifically investigated Taiwanese physical therapy practitioners. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the relationships among individual and group hospital-level factors that contribute to the medical expenses for the occupational injuries of physical therapy practitioners in Taiwan...
October 8, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036869/the-relationship-between-trait-self-control-consideration-for-future-consequence-and-organizational-citizenship-behavior-among-chinese-employees
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Yu-Jie Wang, Kai Dou
BACKGROUND: Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is important to the development of an organization. Research into factors that foster OCB and the underlying processes are therefore substantially crucial. OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to test the association between trait self-control and OCB and the mediating role of consideration for future consequence. METHOD: Four hundred and ninety-four Chinese employees (275 men, 219 women) took part in the study...
October 8, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036866/the-prevalence-of-occupational-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-iran-a-meta-analysis-study
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Ayub Parno, Kourosh Sayehmiri, Mohsen Parno, Mohammad Khandan, Mohsen Poursadeghiyan, Maryam Maghsoudipour, Mohammad Hossein Ebrahimi
BACKGROUND: Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs) is crucial as they jeopardize the well-being of the workforce in workplaces and are prevalent in developed and developing countries. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of WRMSDs among Iranian workers. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of WRMSDs in Iran was performed by searching relevant keywords in authentic databases and search engines such as SID, Google Scholar, Medlib and PubMed...
October 8, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036842/investigating-the-discrepancy-between-subjective-and-objective-cognitive-impairment-following-acquired-brain-injury-the-role-of-psychological-affect
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Christopher Byrne, Rudi Coetzer, Karen Addy
BACKGROUND: Previous research examining the use of self-reported cognitive impairment as a reliable predictor of actual objective cognitive impairment (OCI) has provided mixed results. OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to examine the potential discrepancy between subjective and objective cognitive impairment in a sample of individuals with an acquired brain injury (ABI). METHOD: Twenty-four participants, recruited from a community brain injury service, completed an objective neuropsychological assessment and a series of self-report questionnaires assessing psychological affect and perceived cognitive difficulties...
October 8, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036819/age-and-graphomotor-decision-making-assessed-with-the-digital-clock-drawing-test-the-framingham-heart-study
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Ryan J Piers, Kathryn N Devlin, Boting Ning, Yulin Liu, Ben Wasserman, Joseph M Massaro, Melissa Lamar, Catherine C Price, Rod Swenson, Randall Davis, Dana L Penney, Rhoda Au, David J Libon
BACKGROUND: Digital Clock Drawing Test (dCDT) technology enables the examination of detailed neurocognitive behavior as behavior unfolds in in real time; a capability that cannot be obtained using a traditional pen and paper testing format. OBJECTIVE: Parameters obtained from the dCDT were used to investigate neurocognitive constructs related to higher-order neurocognitive decision-making and information processing speed. The current research sought to determine the effect of age as related to combined motor and non-motor components of drawing, and higher-order, decision-making latencies...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036731/rethinking-body-ownership-in-schizophrenia-experimental-and-meta-analytical-approaches-show-no-evidence-for-deficits
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Albulena Shaqiri, Maya Roinishvili, Mariia Kaliuzhna, Ophélie Favrod, Eka Chkonia, Michael H Herzog, Olaf Blanke, Roy Salomon
Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder, in which patients experience an abnormal sense of self. While deficits in sensorimotor self-representation (agency) are well documented in schizophrenia, less is known about other aspects of bodily self-representation (body ownership). Here, we tested a large cohort (N = 59) of chronic schizophrenia patients and matched controls (N = 30) on a well-established body illusion paradigm, the Full Body Illusion (FBI). In this paradigm, changes in body ownership are induced through prolonged multisensory stimulation, in which participants are stroked on their back while seeing the stroking on the back of a virtual body...
July 25, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036710/a-disulfide-bond-a-like-oxidoreductase-is-a-strong-candidate-gene-for-self-incompatibility-in-apricot-prunus-armeniaca-pollen
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Juan Vicente Muñoz-Sanz, Elena Zuriaga, María L Badenes, Carlos Romero
S-RNase based gametophytic self-incompatibility (SI) is a widespread prezygotic reproductive barrier in flowering plants. In the Solanaceae, Plantaginaceae and Rosaceae gametophytic SI is controlled by the pistil-specific S-RNases and the pollen S-locus F-box proteins but non-S-specific factors, namely modifiers, are also required. In apricot, Prunus armeniaca (Rosaceae), we previously mapped two pollen-part mutations that confer self-compatibility in cultivars Canino and Katy at the distal end of chromosome 3 (M-locus) unlinked to the S-locus...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036666/do-israeli-health-promoting-schools-contribute-to-students-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-habits
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Samah Hayek, Riki Tessler, Shiran Bord, Ronit Endevelt, Carmit Satran, Irit Livne, Mohammed Khatib, Yosi Harel-Fisch, Orna Baron-Epel
The Israeli Health Promoting School Network (HPSN) is actively committed to enhancing a healthy lifestyle for the entire school population. This study aimed to explore the contribution of school participation in the HPSN and students' individual characteristics to healthy eating and physical activity habits among Israeli school children aged 10-12 years. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 4166 students in grades 4-6 from 28 schools. The schools were selected from a sample of HPSN affiliated and non-HPSN schools...
October 4, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036523/stress-dependent-association-between-polygenic-risk-for-schizophrenia-and-schizotypal-traits-in-young-army-recruits
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Alex Hatzimanolis, Dimitrios Avramopoulos, Dan E Arking, Anna Moes, Pallav Bhatnagar, Todd Lencz, Anil K Malhotra, Stella G Giakoumaki, Panos Roussos, Nikolaos Smyrnis, Panos Bitsios, Nicholas C Stefanis
Schizotypal personality traits may increase proneness to psychosis and likely index familial vulnerability to schizophrenia (SZ), implying shared genetic determinants with SZ. Here, we sought to investigate the contribution of common genetic risk variation for SZ on self-reported schizotypy in 2 ethnically homogeneous cohorts of healthy young males during compulsory military service, enrolled in the Athens Study of Proneness and Incidence of Schizophrenia (ASPIS, N = 875) and the Learning on Genetics of Schizophrenia Spectrum study (LOGOS, N = 690)...
June 13, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036512/job-resignation-after-cancer-diagnosis-among-working-survivors-in-japan-timing-reasons-and-change-of-information-needs-over-time
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Miyako Takahashi, Miyako Tsuchiya, Yoshitsugu Horio, Hatsumi Funazaki, Kenjiro Aogi, Kazue Miyauchi, Yasuaki Arai
Objective: Despite advances in work-related policies for cancer survivors, support systems for working survivors in healthcare settings in Japan remain underdeveloped. We aimed to reveal (i) the present situation of cancer survivors' job resignation, the timing of resignation, and reasons for resignation; (ii) healthcare providers' screening behaviors of cancer survivors' work-related difficulties and (iii) changes to cancer survivors' information/support needs over time since diagnosis...
September 28, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036509/medication-usage-change-in-older-people-65-in-england-over-20-years-findings-from-cfas-i-and-cfas-ii
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L Gao, Ian Maidment, Fiona E Matthews, Louise Robinson, Carol Brayne
Background: medical practice has changed over the last decades reflecting the ageing population, when multi-morbidity requiring multiple medications is more common. Objective: describe and quantify self-reported medicine use including both prescription and over the counter medicines in two comparable population-based studies of older people (65+) in England and to assess the nature and scale of polypharmacy. Methods: data used were from two separate population-based studies; the Cognitive Function Ageing Study I and II...
September 26, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036489/training-community-health-workers-to-promote-breast-cancer-screening-in-brazil
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Lorna Bittencourt, Isabel C Scarinci
Although it has been show that early detection through mammograms is the most effective way to reduce breast cancer mortality, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide with survival rates being even lower in low- and middle-income countries as compared to high-income countries. Despite the availability of breast cancer screening programs in Brazil through the public health system, some women do not participate in these programs due to structural and/or inter/intrapersonal barriers...
September 26, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036456/role-of-free-dna-ends-and-protospacer-adjacent-motifs-for-crispr-dna-uptake-in-pyrococcus-furiosus
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Masami Shiimori, Sandra C Garrett, Dwain P Chambers, Claiborne V C Glover, Brenton R Graveley, Michael P Terns
To acquire CRISPR-Cas immunity against invasive mobile genetic elements, prokaryotes must first integrate fragments of foreign DNA into their genomic CRISPR arrays for use in future invader silencing. Here, we found that the hyperthermophilic archaeaon, Pyrococcus furiosus, actively incorporates DNA fragments (spacers) from both plasmid (foreign) and host genome (self) sequences into its seven CRISPR loci. The majority of new spacers were derived from DNA immediately downstream from a 5'-CCN-3' protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) that is critical for invader targeting...
September 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036443/the-association-of-perceived-mental-stress-sense-of-purpose-in-life-and-negative-life-events-with-the-risk-of-incident-herpes-zoster-and-postherpetic-neuralgia-the-shez-study
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Yukiko Takao, Yoshinobu Okuno, Yasuko Mori, Hideo Asada, Koichi Yamanishi, Hiroyasu Iso
This population-based prospective study examined the relationships of perceived mental stress, sense of purpose in life, and negative life events to the incidence of herpes zoster (HZ) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). The data were collected from 12,359 participants (aged ≥50 years old in Shozu County, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan) who answered a self-completed health questionnaire. During a 3-year follow-up between December 2008 and November 2012, HZ and PHN were diagnosed in 400 and 79 subjects, respectively...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036439/do-brief-alcohol-interventions-among-unemployed-at-risk-drinkers-increase-re-employment-after-15-month
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Katja Haberecht, Sophie Baumann, Gallus Bischof, Beate Gaertner, Ulrich John, Jennis Freyer-Adam
Background: At-risk alcohol use is associated bi-directionally to unemployment, and decreases chances of re-employment. Brief alcohol interventions (BAI) can reduce at-risk alcohol use. This study aimed to investigate 15-month effects of BAI on unemployment among persons with at-risk alcohol use. Methods: As part of the randomized controlled 'Trial on proactive alcohol interventions among job-seekers, TOPAS', 1243 18- to 64-year-old job-seekers with at-risk alcohol use were systematically recruited at three job agencies in Germany (2008/09), and randomized to (i) a stage tailored intervention based on the trans-theoretical model of intentional behavior change (ST), (ii) a non-stage tailored intervention based on the theory of planned behavior (NST) and (iii) assessment only (AO)...
October 5, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036436/prevalence-of-adult-overweight-and-obesity-in-20-european-countries-2014
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Adilson Marques, Miguel Peralta, Ana Naia, Nuno Loureiro, Margarida Gaspar de Matos
Background: Monitoring obesity and overweight prevalence is important for assessing interventions aimed at preventing or reducing the burden of obesity. This study aimed to provide current data regarding the prevalence of overweight and obesity of adults, from 20 European countries. Methods: Participants were 34 814 (16 482 men) adults with mean age 50.8 ± 17.7. Data from European Social Survey round 7, 2014, were analysed. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated from self-reported height and weight...
September 23, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036428/exocyst-exosomes-and-autophagy-in-the-regulation-of-brassicaceae-pollen-stigma-interactions
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Daphne R Goring
Brassicaceae pollen-stigma interactions have been extensively studied in Brassica and Arabidopsis species to identify cellular events triggered in the stigmatic papillae by pollen contact. Compatible pollinations are linked to the activation of basal cellular responses in the stigmatic papillae, which include calcium gradients, actin networks, and polarized secretion. The occurrence of these cellular events in stigmatic papillae coincides with the stages of pollen hydration and pollen tube entry into the stigmatic papillar cell wall...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
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