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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225525/effects-of-game-performance-on-softball-pitchers-and-catchers
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Gretchen D Oliver, Hillary A Plummer, Jessie Washington, Wendi H Weimar, Allison Brambeck
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of game exposure on pitchers and catchers' hip and glenohumeral range of motion (ROM), isometric strength, and vertical jump performance and power. Five college female softball pitchers (174.24 ± 7.53 cm; 82.10 ± 11.27 kg; 20 ± 1.82 years) and four catchers (165.10 ± 9.04 kg; 68.61 ± 3.87 cm; 20 ± 1.41 years) participated. Hip and glenohumeral rotational ROM; hip and glenohumeral rotational isometric strength; hip abduction and adduction strength; and vertical jump height were assessed pre and post-game exposure...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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/28193321/acute-rehabilitation-after-trauma-does-it-really-matter
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Deepika Nehra, Zeynep A Nixon, Claudia Lengenfelder, Eileen M Bulger, Joseph Cuschieri, Ronald V Maier, Saman Arbabi
BACKGROUND: The impact of post-discharge rehabilitation care for the trauma patient remains poorly investigated. Here we describe the functional outcomes of trauma patients discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF), and compare the likelihood of discharge home, 1-year rehospitalization, and 1-year mortality between patients discharged to an IRF and a propensity score-matched cohort of patients not discharged to an IRF. STUDY DESIGN: The Washington State Rehabilitation Registry was used to collect data for all trauma patients discharged to an IRF between 2011 and 2012...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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/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/28160979/plastic-in-cassin-s-auklets-ptychoramphus-aleuticus-from-the-2014-stranding-on-the-northeast-pacific-coast
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Hannah P Floren, Gary W Shugart
Oceanic plastic debris found in the digestive tracts of seabirds includes industrial plastic pellets and post-consumer user plastics. We examined whether the amount and type of plastic ingested by Cassin's Auklets (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) is changing by surveying the stomach contents of 171 Cassin's Auklets stranded along the Washington and Oregon coasts in 2014. We found that 41.5% of the birds contained plastic in their ventriculi, similar to values from the North Subarctic Pacific reported in the 1980s...
February 2, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116917/knowledge-and-social-engagement-change-in-intention-to-be-screened-for-colorectal-cancer
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Yamile Molina, Katherine J Briant, Janeth I Sanchez, Mary A O'Connell, Beti Thompson
OBJECTIVE: Innovative technologies have been used to promote colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among the underserved. However, the impact of these innovative technologies on knowledge and social engagement likelihood as they relate to subsequent intention to be screened across different populations has not been fully explored. DESIGN: Using a pre-post-test design with an inflatable walk-through colon, we assessed changes in knowledge and social engagement likelihood across populations and their associations with intention to be screened in two community settings...
January 24, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104741/recombinant-human-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-versus-thyroid-hormone-withdrawal-in-124i-pet-ct-based-dosimetry-for-131i-therapy-of-metastatic-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Donika Plyku, Robert F Hobbs, Kevin Huang, Frank Atkins, Carlos Garcia, George Sgouros, Douglas Van Nostrand
PURPOSE: Patients with metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) may be prepared using either thyroid stimulating hormone withdrawal (THW) or recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone (rhTSH) injections prior to (131)I administration for treatment. The objective of this study was to compare the absorbed dose (D) to the critical organs and tumors determined by (124)I-Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) based dosimetry for (131)I therapy of metastatic DTC when the same patient was prepared with and imaged after both THW and rhTSH injections...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077095/geographic-information-system-for-improving-maternal-and-newborn-health-recommendations-for-policy-and-programs
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Yordanos B Molla, Barbara Rawlins, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Marc Cunningham, Juan Eugenio Hernández Ávila, Corrine Warren Ruktanonchai, Kavita Singh, Sylvia Alford, Mira Thompson, Vikas Dwivedi, Allisyn C Moran, Zoe Matthews
This correspondence argues and offers recommendations for how Geographic Information System (GIS) applied to maternal and newborn health data could potentially be used as part of the broader efforts for ending preventable maternal and newborn mortality. These recommendations were generated from a technical consultation on reporting and mapping maternal deaths that was held in Washington, DC from January 12 to 13, 2015 and hosted by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) global Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)...
January 11, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073564/education-and-notification-approaches-for-harmful-algal-blooms-habs-washington-state-usa
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F Joan Hardy, Debra Bouchard, Marisa Burghdoff, Ray Hanowell, Beth LeDoux, Ellen Preece, Lindsay Tuttle, Gene Williams
While numerous strategies have been used to educate and notify the public about potential hazards from exposure to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), at present there are no national guidelines or suggested outreach approaches. To raise public awareness and determine effective HAB outreach methods, two Washington State agencies and three counties in the Puget Sound region implemented several education and notification strategies. These approaches were rated for effectiveness by state and county public health and water quality professionals...
December 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063773/the-implementation-of-a-naloxone-rescue-program-in-university-students
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Shannon G Panther, Brenda S Bray, John R White
OBJECTIVE: Responding to the nationwide opioid overdose epidemic, Washington State University initiated a naloxone safety net project intending to increase awareness of opioid overdose, increase the availability of naloxone, and examine university students' perceptions regarding the usefulness of a novel, large-group audience-training model. SETTING: A Washington State University campus. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: In September 2014, university students were recruited to attended a large-group audience training event which included opioid overdose prevention, recognition, and first response...
January 4, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993924/limited-effectiveness-of-a-skills-and-drills-intervention-to-improve-emergency-obstetric-and-newborn-care-in-karnataka-india-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Beena Varghese, Jayanna Krishnamurthy, Blaze Correia, Ruchika Panigrahi, Maryann Washington, Vinotha Ponnuswamy, Prem Mony
OBJECTIVE: The majority of the maternal and perinatal deaths are preventable through improved emergency obstetric and newborn care at facilities. However, the quality of such care in India has significant gaps in terms of provider skills and in their preparedness to handle emergencies. We tested the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a "skills and drills" intervention, implemented between July 2013 and September 2014, to improve emergency obstetric and newborn care in the state of Karnataka, India...
December 23, 2016: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955650/development-of-an-ovine-efferent-mammary-lymphatic-cannulation-model-with-minimal-tissue-damage
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Hung-Hsun Yen, Elizabeth Washington, Wayne Kimpton, Evan Hallein, Joanne Allen, Silk Yu Lin, Stuart Barber
BACKGROUND: Two mammary lymphatic cannulation models in sheep have been described with minimal use in the past 50 years. The purpose of this study was to investigate a new surgical technique to allow long term monitoring of mammary lymph flow and composition from the mammary glands, with rapid ewe recovery and minimal complications post-surgery. RESULTS: We developed a modified methodology for cannulating the efferent mammary lymphatic from the mammary lymph node with minimum tissue damage...
December 12, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896667/head-and-neck-rhabdomyosarcoma-clinical-and-pathologic-characterization-of-seven-cases
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Eleanor Chen, Robert Ricciotti, Neal Futran, Dolphine Oda
Head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma occurs frequently in children and adolescents, and has been well studied in that population. In contrast, it is rare in adults and is not as well characterized clinically and pathologically. Seven cases of adult rhabdomyosarcoma occurring in head and neck were retrieved from the archives of Department of Pathology and Division of Oral Pathology at University of Washington. Radiologic findings and clinical history, as well as pathologic findings from hematoxylin and eosin slides and immunohistochemistry for myogenic markers were reviewed...
November 28, 2016: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886033/efficacy-of-lytic-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteriophage-against-multidrug-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-mice
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Joseph Michael Ochieng' Oduor, Nyamongo Onkoba, Fredrick Maloba, Washingtone Ouma Arodi, Atunga Nyachieo
INTRODUCTION: The use of bacteriophages as an alternative treatment method against multidrug-resistant bacteria has not been explored in Kenya. This study sought to determine the efficacy of environmentally obtained lytic bacteriophage against multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MDRSA) bacterium in mice. METHODOLOGY: Staphylococcus aureus bacterium and S. aureus-specific lytic phage were isolated from sewage and wastewater collected within Nairobi County, Kenya...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849216/olfactory-function-and-quality-of-life-after-olfaction-rehabilitation-in-total-laryngectomees
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Christiane Gouvêa Dos Santos, Anke Bergmann, Kaliani Lima Coça, Angela Albuquerque Garcia, Tânia Cristina de Oliveira Valente
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of olfaction rehabilitation in the olfactory function and quality of life of total laryngectomized patients. Methods: Pre-post intervention clinical study conducted with total laryngectomees submitted to olfaction rehabilitation by means of the Nasal Airflow-Inducing Maneuver (NAIM) using the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), Olfactory Acuity Questionnaires, a Monitoring Questionnaire, and the University of Washington Quality of Life Questionnaire (UW-QOL)...
November 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833531/muscarinic-long-term-enhancement-of-tonic-and-phasic-gabaa-inhibition-in-rat-ca1-pyramidal-neurons
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Soledad Domínguez, David Fernández de Sevilla, Washington Buño
Acetylcholine (ACh) regulates network operation in the hippocampus by controlling excitation and inhibition in rat CA1 pyramidal neurons (PCs), the latter through gamma-aminobutyric acid type-A receptors (GABA A Rs). Although, the enhancing effects of ACh on GABA A Rs have been reported (Dominguez et al., 2014, 2015), its role in regulating tonic GABAA inhibition has not been explored in depth. Therefore, we aimed at determining the effects of the activation of ACh receptors on responses mediated by synaptic and extrasynaptic GABAARs...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831951/use-of-via-pap-smear-or-hr-hpv-testing-in-women-living-with-hiv-aids-for-post-treatment-cervical-cancer-screening-same-tests-different-priorities
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Omenge Orang'o, Tao Liu, Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Peter Itsura, John Oguda, Sierra Washington, David Chumba, Latha Pisharodi, Susan Cu-Uvin, Anne F Rositch
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have addressed optimal follow-up for HIV-infected women after cervical treatment. This study aimed to compare performance of three available tests to detect post-treatment cervical disease in HIV-infected women in Kenya. DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study. METHODS: At least six months following cryotherapy, 517 HIV-infected women were evaluated concurrently with VIA, Pap smear, and HR-HPV testing. Women positive by any test (≥LSIL for Pap) were scheduled for colposcopy and biopsy...
November 7, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815664/acceptability-of-rapid-hiv-testing-among-latinos-in-washington-heights-new-york-city-new-york-usa
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Tawandra L Rowell-Cunsolo, Yamnia I Cortes, Yue Long, Erida Castro-Rivas, Jianfang Liu
In the United States, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has a disproportionately large impact on Latino Americans. This study assessed the acceptability of rapid HIV testing among a sample of Latinos from New York City. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 192 participants from The Washington Heights/Inwood Informatics Infrastructure for Community-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research (WICER) study. Participants were interviewed and offered rapid HIV testing and post-test counseling. Seventy-five percent (n = 143) accepted rapid HIV testing when offered...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812298/mixture-emos-model-for-calibrating-ensemble-forecasts-of-wind-speed
#20
S Baran, S Lerch
Ensemble model output statistics (EMOS) is a statistical tool for post-processing forecast ensembles of weather variables obtained from multiple runs of numerical weather prediction models in order to produce calibrated predictive probability density functions. The EMOS predictive probability density function is given by a parametric distribution with parameters depending on the ensemble forecasts. We propose an EMOS model for calibrating wind speed forecasts based on weighted mixtures of truncated normal (TN) and log-normal (LN) distributions where model parameters and component weights are estimated by optimizing the values of proper scoring rules over a rolling training period...
March 2016: Environmetrics
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