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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820616/psychometrics-of-the-child-ptsd-symptom-scale-for-dsm-5-for-trauma-exposed-children-and-adolescents
#1
Edna B Foa, Anu Asnaani, Yinyin Zang, Sandra Capaldi, Rebecca Yeh
This study evaluated psychometric properties of interview, self-report, and screening versions of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale for DSM-5 (CPSS-5), a measure of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for traumatized youth based on DSM-5 criteria. Participants were 64 children and adolescents (51.6% female, 45.3% African American/Black) between 8 and 18 years of age (M = 14.1, SD = 2.5) who had experienced a DSM-5 Criterion A trauma. Participants completed test-retest procedures for the self-report and interviewer versions of the CPSS-5 in 2 visits that were up to 2 weeks apart...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804949/portal-vein-aorta-ratio-in-dogs-with-acquired-portosystemic-collaterals
#2
Y Sakamoto, M Sakai, T Watari
BACKGROUND: The portal vein (PV) diameter increases in humans with portal hypertension (PH). However, there is no evidence of PV enlargement in dogs with PH. OBJECTIVES: To measure the PV-to-aorta (PV/Ao) ratio in dogs with PH (chronic hepatitis [CH], primary hypoplasia of the PV [PHPV]), in dogs with extrahepatic congenital portosystemic shunt (EH-CPSS), and in healthy dogs, and to evaluate the relationship between PV/Ao ratio and splenic pulp pressure (SPP). ANIMALS: Twenty-five dogs with acquired portosystemic collaterals (APSCs; 15 with CH, 10 with PHPV), 32 dogs with EH-CPSS, and 20 healthy dogs...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789606/-pharming-out-support-a-promising-approach-to-integrating-clinical-pharmacists-into-established-primary-care-medical-home-practices
#3
Kimberly D Brunisholz, Jeff Olson, Jonathan W Anderson, Emily Hays, Peggy M Tilbury, Bradley Winter, Josh Rickard, Sharon Hamilton, Gregory Parkin
Objective Embedding clinical pharmacists into ambulatory care settings needs to be assessed in the context of established medical home models. Methods A retrospective, observational study examined the effectiveness of the Intermountain Healthcare Collaborative Pharmacist Support Services (CPSS) program from 2012-2015 among adult patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM) and/or high blood pressure (HBP). Patients who attended this program were considered the intervention (CPSS) cohort. These patients were matched using propensity scores with a reference group (no-CPSS cohort) to determine the effect of achieving disease management goals and time to achievement...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757544/a-novel-dual-separate-paths-dsp-algorithm-providing-fault-tolerant-communication-for-wireless-sensor-networks
#4
Nguyen Xuan Tien, Semog Kim, Jong Myung Rhee, Sang Yoon Park
Fault tolerance has long been a major concern for sensor communications in fault-tolerant cyber physical systems (CPSs). Network failure problems often occur in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) due to various factors such as the insufficient power of sensor nodes, the dislocation of sensor nodes, the unstable state of wireless links, and unpredictable environmental interference. Fault tolerance is thus one of the key requirements for data communications in WSN applications. This paper proposes a novel path redundancy-based algorithm, called dual separate paths (DSP), that provides fault-tolerant communication with the improvement of the network traffic performance for WSN applications, such as fault-tolerant CPSs...
July 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727148/treatment-of-intrahepatic-congenital-portosystemic-shunts-in-dogs-a-systematic-review
#5
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M S Tivers, V J Lipscomb, D J Brockman
The aim of this study was to establish the evidence base for the treatment of intrahepatic congenital portosystemic shunts in dogs through a systematic review of the pertinent literature. Studies were filtered for evidence to answer the question "Which of the treatment options for intrahepatic CPSS in dogs offers the best short- and long-term outcome?" Studies were assigned a level of evidence based on a system published by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. Thirty-two studies were included in the review...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707864/oxidative-stress-antioxidants-and-lipid-profile-in-the-serum-and-saliva-of-individuals-with-coronary-heart-disease-is-there-a-link-with-periodontal-health
#6
Natheer H Al-Rawi, Alaa M Shahid
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stresses and dyslipidemia are an important risk factor in the development of coronary atherosclerotic complications like angina pectoris and myocardial infarction. The aim of this study was to find the relationship between the salivary lipid profile, lipid peroxidation and antioxidants and the periodontal health status of patients with acute coronary heart disease. METHODS: Forty s who had experienced a recent attack of angina pectoris or myocardial infarction and another 40 noncardiac patients matched for age, sex and residence (control) were recruited...
July 12, 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682270/secure-fusion-estimation-for-bandwidth-constrained-cyber-physical-systems-under-replay-attacks
#7
Bo Chen, Daniel W C Ho, Guoqiang Hu, Li Yu
State estimation plays an essential role in the monitoring and supervision of cyber-physical systems (CPSs), and its importance has made the security and estimation performance a major concern. In this case, multisensor information fusion estimation (MIFE) provides an attractive alternative to study secure estimation problems because MIFE can potentially improve estimation accuracy and enhance reliability and robustness against attacks. From the perspective of the defender, the secure distributed Kalman fusion estimation problem is investigated in this paper for a class of CPSs under replay attacks, where each local estimate obtained by the sink node is transmitted to a remote fusion center through bandwidth constrained communication channels...
July 3, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659323/wcig-o-acetyl-transferase-functionality-differentiates-pneumococcal-serotypes-35c-and-42
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K Aaron Geno, C Allen Bush, Mengnan Wang, Cheng Jin, Moon H Nahm, Jinghua Yang
Streptococcus pneumoniae expresses capsular polysaccharides (CPSs) to protect itself from opsonophagocytic killing. The genes responsible for capsules synthesized by the Wzy-dependent mechanism, which accounts for 96 of the 98 known pneumococcal capsule types, are encoded in a chromosomal region known as the cps locus. The nucleotide sequence in this region has been determined for all serotypes. In contrast, not all CPS structures have been defined. The structure of the serotype 35C polysaccharide was recently reported, but the presence of O-acetyltransferase genes in the serotype 35C cps locus suggested that it could be incomplete, as the reported structure contains no O-acetylation...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642597/a-single-amino-acid-polymorphism-in-the-glycosyltransferase-cpsk-defines-four-streptococcus-suis-serotypes
#9
David Roy, Taryn B T Athey, Jean-Philippe Auger, Guillaume Goyette-Desjardins, Marie-Rose Van Calsteren, Daisuke Takamatsu, Masatoshi Okura, Sarah Teatero, Martín Alcorlo, Juan A Hermoso, Mariela Segura, Marcelo Gottschalk, Nahuel Fittipaldi
The capsular polysaccharide (CPS) is the major virulence factor of the emerging zoonotic pathogen Streptococcus suis. CPS differences are also the basis for serological differentiation of the species into 29 serotypes. Serotypes 2 and 1/2, which possess identical gene content in their cps loci, express CPSs that differ only by substitution of galactose (Gal) by N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) in the CPS side chain. The same sugar substitution differentiates the CPS of serotypes 14 and 1, whose cps loci are also identical in gene content...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628357/continuous-periosteal-strapping-sutures-cpss-for-fixation-of-osseous-grafts-with-resorbable-membranes-for-buccal-ridge-augmentation
#10
Tamir Shalev, Gregori M Kurtzman, Alon H Shalev, Deborah K Johnson, Mark Elias Kersten
GBR is a technique sensitive procedure that routinely involves placement of particulate bone with or without fixation screws and either a resorbable or a non-resorbable membrane. Grafting of the buccal-crestal aspect of the implant site can be particularly challenging as external pressure from the flap or occlusal forces may displace the graft laterally and apically resulting in deficient bone in the desired region. A novel technique for stabilizing a resorbable membrane and underlying particulate graft allowing for predictable bone grafting across multiple edentulous sites...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616388/unusual-haemodynamics-in-two-dogs-and-two-cats-with-portosystemic-shunt-implications-for-distinguishing-between-congenital-and-acquired-conditions
#11
Mario Ricciardi
Extrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (PSS) in small animals can be congenital (CPSS) or acquired (APSS) as a consequence of portal hypertension (PH), and are distinguished on the bases of their anatomical pattern. A precise morphologic imaging assessment, along with clinical and histopathologic findings, is important for distinguishing patients with PH from those with congenital PSSs, which require different therapeutic approach. Expected findings in patients with PH are presence of ascites, multiple APSS, and a confirmed cause of portal flow obstruction...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602988/characterization-of-hypericum-perforatum-polysaccharides-with-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-optimization-based-statistical-modeling
#12
Marzieh Heydarian, Hossein Jooyandeh, Behzad Nasehi, Mohammad Noshad
In this study, the extracting parameters of crude polysaccharides (CPSs) from the Hypericum perforatum (HP) including extraction time (ETi, 60-180min), extraction temperature (ETe, 60-90°C), and the water/solid ratio (W/S, 10-30 was optimized by using three-variable-three-level Box-Behnken design-response surface methodology (BBD-RSM) based on the single-factor experiments. The optimal extraction conditions were as follow: ETi 117.5min, ETe 74.28°C, and W/S 20.3:1. Under these conditions, the experimental yield was 6...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578199/structures-of-the-k35-and-k15-capsular-polysaccharides-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-luh5535-and-luh5554-containing-amino-and-diamino-uronic-acids
#13
Alexander S Shashkov, Bin Liu, Johanna J Kenyon, Anastasiya V Popova, Mikhail M Shneider, Sof'ya N Senchenkova, Nikolay P Arbatsky, Konstantin A Miroshnikov, Lei Wang, Yuriy A Knirel
Capsular polysaccharides were isolated from A. baumannii LUH5535 (K35 CPS) and LUH5554 (K15 CPS) and studied by 1D and 2D (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy. The CPSs were found to consist of linear tetrasaccharide repeats (K units) containing 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-d-galacturonic acid (K35) or 2,3-diacetamido-2,3-deoxy-d-glucuronic acid (K15) and 2,4-diacetamido-2,4,6-trideoxy-d-glucose (both CPSs). The K35 unit includes three O-acetyl groups on different GalNAcA residues. A. baumannii LUH5535 and LUH5554 carry the KL35 and KL15 gene clusters, respectively, and putatively assigned functions of genes in these clusters were consistent with the CPS structures established...
May 25, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566369/t-cell-mediated-humoral-immune-responses-to-type-3-capsular-polysaccharide-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#14
Dustin R Middleton, Lina Sun, Amy V Paschall, Fikri Y Avci
Most pathogenic bacteria express surface carbohydrates called capsular polysaccharides (CPSs). CPSs are important vaccine targets because they are easily accessible and recognizable by the immune system. However, CPS-specific adaptive humoral immune responses can only be achieved by the covalent conjugation of CPSs with carrier proteins to produce glycoconjugate vaccines. We previously described a mechanism by which a model glycoconjugate vaccine can activate the adaptive immune system and demonstrated that the mammalian CD4(+) T cell repertoire contains a population of carbohydrate-specific T cells...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524752/widening-of-the-safe-trajectory-range-during-subaxial-cervical-pedicle-screw-placement-advantages-of-a-curved-pedicle-probe-and-laterally-located-starting-point-without-creating-a-funnel-shaped-hole
#15
Subum Lee, Junghan Seo, Moon Kyu Lee, Sang Ryong Jeon, Sung Woo Roh, Seung Chul Rhim, Jin Hoon Park
OBJECTIVE The small diameter of cervical pedicles and a large transverse cervical pedicle angle are challenges that have led spinal surgeons to investigate how they could achieve a wider safety trajectory and reduce the insertion angle during cervical pedicle screw (CPS) placement. In this paper, the authors detail the advantages of using a curved pedicle probe and a laterally located entry point for overcoming these challenges. METHODS From March 2012 to May 2016, the authors performed posterior cervical fusions using CPSs on 119 consecutive patients...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522734/voluntary-control-of-epileptiform-spike-wave-discharges-in-awake-rats
#16
Jeremy A Taylor, Krista M Rodgers, Florencia M Bercum, Carmen J Booth, F Edward Dudek, Daniel S Barth
Genetically inherited absence epilepsy in humans is typically characterized by brief (seconds) spontaneous seizures, which involve spike-wave discharges (SWDs) in the EEG and interruption of consciousness and ongoing behavior. Genetic (inbred) models of this disorder in rats have been used to examine mechanisms, comorbidities, and antiabsence drugs. SWDs have also been proposed as models of complex partial seizures (CPSs) following traumatic brain injury (post-traumatic epilepsy). However, the ictal characteristics of these rat models, including SWDs and associated immobility, are also prevalent in healthy outbred laboratory rats...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461446/phase-variable-changes-in-the-position-of-o-methyl-phosphoramidate-modifications-on-the-polysaccharide-capsule-of-campylobacter-jejuni-modulate-serum-resistance
#17
Brittany Pequegnat, Renee M Laird, Cheryl P Ewing, Christina L Hill, Eman Omari, Frederic Poly, Mario A Monteiro, Patricia Guerry
Campylobacter jejuni polysaccharide capsules (CPS) are characterized by the presence of nonstoichiometric O-methyl phosphoramidate (MeOPN) modifications. The lack of stoichiometry is due to phase variation at homopolymeric tracts within the MeOPN transferase genes. C. jejuni strain 81-176 contains two MeOPN transferase genes and has been shown previously to contain MeOPN modifications at the 2 and 6 positions of the galactose (Gal) moiety in the CPS. We demonstrate here that one of the two MeOPN transferases, encoded by CJJ81176_1435, is bifunctional and is responsible for the addition of MeOPN to both the 2 and the 6 positions of Gal...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425925/evaluation-of-the-immunomodulatory-properties-of-streptococcus-suis-and-group-b-streptococcus-capsular-polysaccharides-on-the-humoral-response
#18
Cynthia Calzas, Morgan Taillardet, Insaf Salem Fourati, David Roy, Marcelo Gottschalk, Hugo Soudeyns, Thierry Defrance, Mariela Segura
Streptococcus suis and group B Streptococcus (GBS) are encapsulated streptococci causing septicemia and meningitis. Antibodies (Abs) against capsular polysaccharides (CPSs) have a crucial protective role, but the structure/composition of the CPS, including the presence of sialic acid, may interfere with the generation of anti-CPS Ab responses. We investigated the features of the CPS-specific Ab response directed against S. suis serotypes 2 and 14 and GBS serotypes III and V after infection or immunization with purified native or desialylated CPSs in mice...
April 20, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419640/relationships-between-dispositional-mindfulness-self-acceptance-perceived-stress-and-psychological-symptoms-in-advanced-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients
#19
Wei Xu, Yuyang Zhou, Zhongfang Fu, Marcus Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have shown that dispositional mindfulness is associated with less psychological symptoms in cancer patients. The present study investigated how dispositional mindfulness is related to psychological symptoms in advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients by considering the roles of self-acceptance and perceived stress. METHODS: A total of 176 patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer were recruited to complete a series of questionnaires including Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS), Self-acceptance Questionnaire (SAQ), Chinese Perceived Stress Scale (CPSS) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ)...
April 17, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403590/efficacy-of-pollen-extract-in-association-with-group-b-vitamins-for-pain-relief-in-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-a-survey-of-urologists-knowledge-about-its-clinical-application
#20
Giacomo Maria Pirola, Stefano Puliatti, Tommaso Bocchialini, Eugenio Martorana, Salvatore Micali, Giampaolo Bianchi
INTRODUCTION AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPSS) is a pathology of high prevalence in Italian male population, difficult to diagnose and to treat and with poor response to conventional therapy. Aim of this study was to review the evidence of the literature about the therapeutic effects of a plant product containing flower pollen extracts and group B vitamins on symptoms resolution and amelioration of CP/CPPS patients' quality of life and to investigate the knowledge among practicing urologists about the clinical application of this product...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
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