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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195773/cognitive-deficits-in-bipolar-disorders-implications-for-emotion
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REVIEW
Isabela M M Lima, Andrew D Peckham, Sheri L Johnson
Prominent cognitive deficits have been documented in bipolar disorder, and multiple studies suggest that these deficits can be observed among non-affected first-degree relatives of those with bipolar disorder. Although there is variability in the degree of cognitive deficits, these deficits are robustly relevant for functional outcomes. A separate literature documents clear difficulties in emotionality, emotion regulation, and emotion-relevant impulsivity within bipolar disorder, and demonstrates that these emotion-relevant variables are also central to outcome...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190509/genetic-determinants-of-freckle-occurrence-in-the-spanish-population-towards-ephelides-prediction-from-human-dna-samples
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Barbara Hernando, Maria Victoria Ibañez, Julio Alberto Deserio-Cuesta, Raquel Soria-Navarro, Inca Vilar-Sastre, Conrado Martinez-Cadenas
Prediction of human pigmentation traits, one of the most differentiable externally visible characteristics among individuals, from biological samples represents a useful tool in the field of forensic DNA phenotyping. In spite of freckling being a relatively common pigmentation characteristic in Europeans, little is known about the genetic basis of this largely genetically determined phenotype in southern European populations. In this work, we explored the predictive capacity of eight freckle and sunlight sensitivity-related genes in 458 individuals (266 non-freckled controls and 192 freckled cases) from Spain...
November 23, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176812/generation-y-and-surgical-residency-passing-the-baton-or-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it-results-from-a-survey-among-medical-students-in-germany
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Robert Kleinert, Claudia Fuchs, Vanessa Romotzky, Laura Knepper, Marie-Luise Wasilewski, Wolfgang Schröder, Christiane Bruns, Christiane Woopen, Jessica Leers
INTRODUCTION: The current student generation have their own expectations toward professional life and pay particular attention to their work-life balance. Less interest in work-intensive specialties leads to a shortage of skilled candidates especially in surgery. In order to motivate students into a surgical residency, new priorities become important. A deeper understanding of the underlying arguments and students' expectations towards a surgical training are necessary to counteract a future shortage of specialized surgeons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174684/food-wasters-profiling-consumers-attitude-to-waste-food-in-italy
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Silvia Gaiani, Sandra Caldeira, Valentina Adorno, Andrea Segrè, Matteo Vittuari
Scientific literature suggests that in developed countries food is predominantly wasted at the consumption stage of the food supply chain. This study aims to profile consumers' attitude to waste food in Italy investigating households' behaviours leading to food waste generation by addressing what is being wasted and why it is wasted. The work is based on a survey performed in Italy on a heterogeneous sample of 3,087 respondents. A cluster analysis was performed to detect consumers' profiles. Results, based on self-reporting, allow to sketch different 'waster' types, providing a picture of food waste related to eating, shopping, and storage behaviours and suggesting a number of differences existing in terms of perceived quantities and causes of generated food waste...
November 22, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128195/-what-support-of-young-presenting-a-first-psychotic-episode-when-schooling-is-being-challenged
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M-N Vacheron, H Veyrat-Masson, E Wehbe
Psychiatric disorders (more specifically mood disorders and psychosis) represent the 1st cause of disability among young people. Unemployment rate between 75 to 95% for the person with schizophrenia. It is correlated to poor social integration and bad economic status, worse symptomatology loss of autonomy as well as global bad functioning. It is responsible of more than half of the overall cost of psychosis. The onset of most of psychiatric disorders occur between the age of 25 and 35 years old, a critical time in young adult life when they should build their professional as well as social future...
November 8, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977687/professional-structural-and-organisational-interventions-in-primary-care-for-reducing-medication-errors
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Hanan Khalil, Brian Bell, Helen Chambers, Aziz Sheikh, Anthony J Avery
BACKGROUND: Medication-related adverse events in primary care represent an important cause of hospital admissions and mortality. Adverse events could result from people experiencing adverse drug reactions (not usually preventable) or could be due to medication errors (usually preventable). OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of professional, organisational and structural interventions compared to standard care to reduce preventable medication errors by primary healthcare professionals that lead to hospital admissions, emergency department visits, and mortality in adults...
October 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845341/building-a-national-culture-of-health-background-action-framework-measures-and-next-steps
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Anita Chandra, Joie Acosta, Katherine Grace Carman, Tamara Dubowitz, Laura Leviton, Laurie T Martin, Carolyn Miller, Christopher Nelson, Tracy Orleans, Margaret Tait, Matthew Trujillo, Vivian Towe, Douglas Yeung, Alonzo L Plough
Because health is a function of more than medical care, solutions to U.S. health problems must encompass more than reforms to health care systems. But those working to improve health, well-being, and equity still too often find themselves traveling on parallel paths that rarely intersect. In 2013, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) embarked on a pioneering effort to advance a Culture of Health initiative. A Culture of Health places well-being at the center of every aspect of life, with the goal of enabling everyone in our diverse society to lead healthier lives, now and for generations to come...
January 2017: Rand Health Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747496/parainfluenza-virus-5-expressing-wild-type-or-prefusion-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-fusion-protein-protects-mice-and-cotton-rats-from-rsv-challenge
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Shannon I Phan, James R Zengel, Huiling Wei, Zhuo Li, Dai Wang, Biao He
Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of pediatric bronchiolitis and hospitalizations. RSV can also cause severe complications in elderly and immunocompromised individuals. There is no licensed vaccine. We previously generated a parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5)-vectored vaccine candidate expressing the RSV fusion protein (F) that was immunogenic and protective in mice. In this work, our goal was to improve the original vaccine candidate by modifying the PIV5 vector or by modifying the RSV F antigen...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634236/alternative-evolutionary-pathways-for-drug-resistant-small-colony-variant-mutants-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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Sha Cao, Douglas L Huseby, Gerrit Brandis, Diarmaid Hughes
Staphylococcus aureus is known to generate small colony variants (SCVs) that are resistant to aminoglycoside antibiotics and can cause persistent and recurrent infections. The SCV phenotype is unstable, and compensatory mutations lead to restored growth, usually with loss of resistance. However, the evolution of improved growth, by mechanisms that avoid loss of antibiotic resistance, is very poorly understood. By selection with serial passaging, we isolated and characterized different classes of extragenic suppressor mutations that compensate for the slow growth of small colony variants...
June 20, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631816/cognitive-rehabilitation-for-adults-with-traumatic-brain-injury-to-improve-occupational-outcomes
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REVIEW
K Suresh Kumar, Selvaraj Samuelkamaleshkumar, Anand Viswanathan, Ashish S Macaden
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment in people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) could affect multiple facets of their daily functioning. Cognitive rehabilitation brings about clinically significant improvement in certain cognitive skills. However, it is uncertain if these improved cognitive skills lead to betterments in other key aspects of daily living. We evaluated whether cognitive rehabilitation for people with TBI improves return to work, independence in daily activities, community integration and quality of life...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621793/kinetics-and-mechanism-of-oxidation-of-the-anti-tubercular-prodrug-isoniazid-and-its-analog-by-iridium-iv-as-models-for-biological-redox-systems
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Jingran Dong, Yanli Ren, Sufang Sun, Jiao Yang, Chunxia Nan, Hongmei Shi, Jianzhong Xu, Jie Duan, Tiesheng Shi, Lars I Elding
A complex reaction mechanism of oxidation of the anti-tubercular prodrug isoniazid (isonicotinic hydrazide, INH) by [IrCl6](2-) as a model for redox processes of such drugs in biological systems has been studied in aqueous solution as a function of pH between 0 and 8.5. Similar experiments have been performed with its isomer nicotinic hydrazide (NH). All reactions are overall second-order, first-order in [IrCl6](2-) and hydrazide, and the observed second-order rate constants k' have been determined as a function of pH...
June 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554062/an-isotope-dilution-uplc-ms-ms-technique-for-the-human-biomonitoring-of-the-internal-exposure-to-glycidol-via-a-valine-adduct-at-the-n-terminus-of-hemoglobin
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Jan Hielscher, Bernhard H Monien, Klaus Abraham, Sönke Jessel, Albrecht Seidel, Alfonso Lampen
Fatty acid esters of glycidol (glycidyl esters) are processing contaminants generated as a byproduct of the industrial deodorization of vegetable oils and fats. Oral intake of glycidyl esters leads to the release of glycidol in the gastrointestinal tract. Glycidol is carcinogenic, genotoxic and teratogenic in rodents. It is rated as probably carcinogenic to humans (IARC group 2A). The determination of internal exposure of glycidol may support the assessment of the possible human health risks related to glycidyl ester intake...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506326/a-model-to-infer-the-demographic-structure-evolution-of-endangered-donkey-populations
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F J Navas, J Jordana, J M León, C Barba, J V Delgado
Stemming from The Worldwide Donkey Breeds Project, an initiative aiming at connecting international researchers and entities working with the donkey species, molecularly tested pedigree analyses were carried out to study the genetic diversity, structure and historical evolution of the Andalusian donkey breed since the 1980s to infer a model to study the situation of international endangered donkey breeds under the remarkably frequent unknown genetical background status behind them. Demographic and genetic variability parameters were evaluated using ENDOG (v4...
May 16, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502809/challenges-of-informed-consent-for-pragmatic-trials
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Shona Kalkman, Ghislaine J M W van Thiel, Mira G P Zuidgeest, Iris Goetz, Boris M Pfeiffer, Diederick E Grobbee, Johannes J M van Delden
The GetReal consortium of the Innovative Medicines Initiative aims to develop strategies to incorporate real-world evidence earlier into the drug life cycle to better inform health care decision makers on the comparative risks and benefits of new drugs. Pragmatic trials are currently explored as a means to generate such evidence in routine care settings. The traditional informed consent model for randomized clinical trials has been argued to pose substantial hurdles to the practicability of pragmatic trials: it would lead to recruitment difficulties, reduced generalizability of the results, and selection bias...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185538/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-hybrid-1-5-and-2-5-disubstituted-indoles-as-potentially-new-antitubercular-agents
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Ana Soares, Monica S Estevao, Maria M B Marques, Vasily Kovalishyn, Diogo A R S Latino, Joao Aires-de-Sousa, Jorge Ramos, Miguel Viveiros, Filomena Martins
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the second leading cause of mortality worldwide being a highly contagious and insidious illness caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mtb. Additionally, the emergence of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant strains of Mtb, together with significant levels of co-infection with HIV and TB (HIV/TB) make the search for new antitubercular drugs urgent and challenging. METHODS: This work was based on the hypothesis that an active compound could be obtained if substituents present in some other active compounds were attached on a core of an important structure, in this case the indole scaffold, thus generating a hybrid compound...
2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182580/internal-dosimetry-with-the-monte-carlo-code-gate-validation-using-the-icrp-icru-female-reference-computational-model
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Daphnée Villoing, Sara Marcatili, Marie-Paule Garcia, Manuel Bardiès
The purpose of this work was to validate GATE-based clinical scale absorbed dose calculations in nuclear medicine dosimetry. GATE (version 6.2) and MCNPX (version 2.7.a) were used to derive dosimetric parameters (absorbed fractions, specific absorbed fractions and S-values) for the reference female computational model proposed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection in ICRP report 110. Monoenergetic photons and electrons (from 50 keV to 2 MeV) and four isotopes currently used in nuclear medicine (fluorine-18, lutetium-177, iodine-131 and yttrium-90) were investigated...
March 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102616/development-and-psychometric-testing-of-the-attitudes-subjective-norms-perceived-behavioural-control-and-intention-to-pursue-a-career-in-mental-health-nursing-scale
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Mark Wilbourn, Yenna Salamonson, Lucie Ramjan, Sungwon Chang
The aim of the present study was to develop and test the psychometric properties of the Attitudes, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioural Control, and Intention to Pursue a Career in Mental Health Nursing (ASPIRE) scale, an instrument to assess nursing students' intention to work in mental health nursing. Understanding the factors influencing undergraduate nursing students' career intentions might lead to improved recruitment strategies. However, there are no standardized tools to measure and assess students' intention to pursue a career in mental health nursing...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047566/su-f-j-147-magnetic-field-dose-response-considerations-for-a-linac-monitor-chamber
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M Reynolds, B Fallone
PURPOSE: The impact of magnetic fields on the readings of a linac monitor chamber have not yet been investigated. Herein we examine the total dose response as well as any deviations in the beam parameters of flatness and symmetry when a Varian monitor chamber is irradiated within an applied magnetic field. This work has direct application to the development of Linac-MR systems worldwide. METHODS: A Varian monitor chamber was modeled in the Monte Carlo code PENELOPE and irradiated in the presence of a magnetic field with a phase space generated from a model of a Linac-MR prototype system...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895572/plastic-changes-in-human-motor-cortical-output-induced-by-random-but-not-closed-loop-peripheral-stimulation-the-curse-of-causality
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Kenneth I Brown, Elizabeth R Williams, Felipe de Carvalho, Stuart N Baker
Previous work showed that repetitive peripheral nerve stimulation can induce plastic changes in motor cortical output. Triggering electrical stimulation of central structures from natural activity can also generate plasticity. In this study, we tested whether triggering peripheral nerve stimulation from muscle activity would likewise induce changes in motor output. We developed a wearable electronic device capable of recording electromyogram (EMG) and delivering electrical stimulation under closed-loop control...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811385/evaluation-of-event-position-reconstruction-in-monolithic-crystals-that-are-optically-coupled
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M Morrocchi, W C J Hunter, A Del Guerra, T K Lewellen, P E Kinahan, L R MacDonald, M G Bisogni, R S Miyaoka
A PET detector featuring a pseudo-monolithic crystal is being developed as a more cost-effective alternative to a full monolithic crystal PET detector. This work evaluates different methods to localize the scintillation events in quartered monolithic crystals that are optically coupled. A semi-monolithic crystal assembly was formed using four 26  ×  26  ×  10 mm(3) LYSO crystals optically coupled together using optical adhesive, to mimic a 52  ×  52  ×  10 mm(3) monolithic crystal detector...
December 7, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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