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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635381/provoked-eagle-syndrome-after-dental-procedure-a-review-of-the-literature
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Shuo Li, Neeraj Blatt, Jubin Jacob, Nishant Gupta, Yogesh Kumar, Scott Smith
Eagle syndrome is an uncommon condition caused by an elongated ossified styloid process. The majority of individuals with an elongated ossified styloid process are asymptomatic. Therefore, this condition is diagnosed based on clinical presentation, with radiologic imaging serving to confirm the diagnosis. The styloid process is considered elongated if measuring greater than 3 cm, but there is little correlation between length of the styloid process and severity of symptoms. This syndrome was originally described in post-tonsillectomy patients, but has since been seen in other clinical settings...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633268/surgical-interventional-hybrid-concept-in-a-newborn-with-borderline-left-heart
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Stefan Rupp, Josef Thul, Kerstin Gummel, Markus Khalil, Hakan Akintuerk, Dietmar Schranz
Through a series of complex surgical and interventional procedures including downsizing of an unrestricted atrial septal defect, aortic arch reconstruction, pulmonary artery banding, reversed Potts shunt, and Melody valve in a mitral position, biventricular conversion was successfully achieved in a patient with a distinct borderline left ventricle. By use of these interventional steps, flow-mediated and load-mediated growth of a small left ventricle was observed, highlighting the plasticity of hearts in growing children...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631771/-dying-in-the-three-graces-arms-when-ethics-dresses-up-as-aesthetics
#3
Sandro Spinsanti
The many adjectives usually used to explain the desirable death - painless, decent, human… - do not include the term "graceful". However, this is a way that can be explored, too, if you imagine to die in the Three Graces' arms, namely in a mood that, according to Ugo Foscolo, is "between the exaggerated cheerfulness and the deep pain". The pathway turns out to be much more productive if we allow ourselves to be led by the original names of the Three Graces and by their symbology. Euphrosyne suggests the wisdom through which the mind guides our choices, especially those that show as palliative cures; Aglaea suggests the peace linked to the possibility to keep the death process under control; Talia lets us imagine a death seen as growth, as a pathway that ends at the peak of our own humanity...
June 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631060/estimating-the-size-of-the-msm-population-in-metro-vancouver-canada-using-multiple-methods-and-diverse-data-sources
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Ashleigh J Rich, Nathan J Lachowsky, Paul Sereda, Zishan Cui, Jason Wong, Stanley Wong, Jody Jollimore, Henry Fisher Raymond, Travis Salway Hottes, Eric A Roth, Robert S Hogg, David M Moore
Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV globally, regionally in Canada, and locally in Vancouver. Lack of reliable population size estimates of MSM impedes effective implementation of health care services and limits our understanding of the HIV epidemic. We estimated the population size of MSM residing in Metro Vancouver drawing on four data sources: the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), a cross-sectional bio-behavioural MSM survey, HIV testing services data from sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics serving MSM, and online social networking site Facebook...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630532/first-impressions-from-faces
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Leslie A Zebrowitz
Although cultural wisdom warns 'don't judge a book by its cover,' we seem unable to inhibit this tendency even though it can produce inaccurate impressions of people's psychological traits and has significant social consequences. One explanation for this paradox is that first impressions of faces overgeneralize our adaptive impressions of categories of people that those faces resemble (including babies, familiar or unfamiliar people, unfit people, emotional people). Research testing these 'overgeneralization' hypotheses elucidates why we form first impressions from faces, what impressions we form, and what cues influence these impressions...
June 2017: Current Directions in Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628859/structural-and-functional-effects-of-nucleotide-variation-on-the-human-tb-drug-metabolizing-enzyme-arylamine-n-acetyltransferase-1
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Ruben Cloete, Wisdom A Akurugu, Cedric J Werely, Paul D van Helden, Alan Christoffels
The human arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 (NAT1) enzyme plays a vital role in determining the duration of action of amine-containing drugs such as para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) by influencing the balance between detoxification and metabolic activation of these drugs. Recently, four novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified within a South African mixed ancestry population. Modeling the effects of these SNPs within the structural protein was done to assess possible structure and function changes in the enzyme...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618458/dreaming-a-gateway-to-the-unconscious
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Steve Paulson, Deirdre Barrett, Kelly Bulkeley, Rubin Naiman
Where do our dreams originate from, and what do they tell us? Is there a universal set of symbols that are common to all dreams, regardless of a person's ethnicity or culture? What does dreaming reveal about the unconscious? Why do some dreams remain etched in our memories, whereas others are almost instantly forgotten? Some scientists have adopted the position that dreams are little more than noise in the brain, without any substantive purpose or function. Yet, such a stance seemingly runs counter to the experience of many people who reflect upon and even analyze their dreams, often in search of clues to their daily lives or insights into their deeper selves...
June 15, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618225/role-of-grafting-mechanism-on-the-polymer-coverage-and-self-assembly-of-hairy-nanoparticles
#8
Makoto Asai, Dan Zhao, Sanat K Kumar
It is now well-accepted that controlling the spatial dispersion of nanoparticles (NPs), which can be achieved by grafting them with polymers of different chain lengths and grafting densities, is central to optimizing the thermomechanical properties of the resulting polymer nanocomposites. In general, there are two methods for creating such polymer-grafted NPs: "grafting to" and "grafting from". The conventional wisdom is that the "grafting from" mechanism, where monomer-sized initiator/functional groups are attached to the surface followed by growing the chains, allows for higher polymer grafting densities and hence a more uniform polymer coverage of the NP surface...
June 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608706/stability-analysis-on-an-economic-epidemiological-model-with-vaccination-pages-and
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Wisdom S Avusuglo, Kenzu Abdella, Wenying Feng
In this paper, an economic epidemiological model with vaccination is studied. The stability of the endemic steady-state is analyzed and some bifurcation properties of the system are investigated. It is established that the system exhibits saddle-point and period-doubling bifurcations when adult susceptible individuals are vaccinated. Furthermore, it is shown that susceptible individuals also have the tendency of opting for more number of contacts even if the vaccine is inefficacious and thus causes the disease endemic to increase in the long run...
August 1, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607070/network-dynamics-of-social-influence-in-the-wisdom-of-crowds
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Joshua Becker, Devon Brackbill, Damon Centola
A longstanding problem in the social, biological, and computational sciences is to determine how groups of distributed individuals can form intelligent collective judgments. Since Galton's discovery of the "wisdom of crowds" [Galton F (1907) Nature 75:450-451], theories of collective intelligence have suggested that the accuracy of group judgments requires individuals to be either independent, with uncorrelated beliefs, or diverse, with negatively correlated beliefs [Page S (2008) The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies]...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606870/a-deep-learning-approach-for-predicting-the-quality-of-online-health-expert-question-answering-services
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Ze Hu, Zhan Zhang, Haiqin Yang, Qing Chen, Decheng Zuo
Recently, online health expert question-answering (HQA) services (systems) have attracted more and more health consumers to ask health-related questions everywhere at any time due to the convenience and effectiveness. However, the quality of answers in existing HQA systems varies in different situations. It is significant to provide effective tools to automatically determine the quality of the answers. Two main characteristics in HQA systems raise the difficulties of classification: 1) physicians' answers in an HQA system are usually written in short text, which yields the data sparsity issue; 2) HQA systems apply the quality control mechanism, which shield the wisdom of crowd...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604375/retained-upper-third-molars-during-le-fort-i-osteotomy-with-downfracture
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Marco Friscia, Marzia Petrocelli, Carolina Sbordone, Raffaele Corvino, Fabio Maglitto, Francesco Maria Cassandro, Giorgio Iaconetta, Luigi Califano
AIM: The aim of our study is to demonstrate that the presence of upper wisdom teeth must be evaluated before and during Le Fort I osteotomy because attention must be focused to the disadvantages or facilitations of surgery depending on molar presence. MATERIALS OF STUDY: Our study has analyzed two groups, each one including 20 patients, 10 males and 10 females, with an age between 16-30 years. The first group was treated with le Fort I osteotomy leaving in situ the wisdom upper third molars...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603611/subtotal-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-influences-the-rate-of-conversion-in-patients-with-difficult-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-case-series
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W E Abdelrahim, Kamal E Elsiddig, A A Wahab, M Saad, H Saeed, E A G Khalil
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to show that subtotal laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SLC) is a safe procedure that reduces the rate of conversion in patients with difficult laporoscopic cholecystectomies in resource-meagre settings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Following informed consent, patients with gallstones reporting to Atbara Medical Centre, Atbara, Northern Sudan from February 2012 to July 2013 were managed laparoscopically except those with choledocholithiasis. SLC was done for patients with difficult cholecystectomy and obscured Callot's triangle...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601214/fluid-resuscitation-in-tactical-combat-casualty-care-yesterday-and-today
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Frank K Butler
The prevailing wisdom for the prehospital fluid resuscitation of trauma victims in hemorrhagic shock in 1992 was to administer 2 L of crystalloid solution as rapidly as possible. A review of the fluid resuscitation literature found that this recommendation was not well supported by the evidence at the time. Prehospital fluid resuscitation strategies were reevaluated in the 1993-1996 Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) research program. This article reviews the advances in prehospital fluid resuscitation as recommended by the original TCCC Guidelines and modified over the following 2 decades...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593907/opioid-induced-hyponatremia-in-a-patient-with-central-diabetes-insipidus-independence-from-adh
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Nandini Bhat, Erjola Balliu, Jennifer Osipoff, Andrew Lane, Thomas Wilson
Hyponatremia can be a complication of opioid therapy, which has been postulated to occur secondary to inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion [SIADH]). We report severe hyponatremia following wisdom teeth extraction with opioid analgesia in a 19-year-old female with diabetes insipidus (DI) and acquired panhypopituitarism that challenges this theory. As this patient has DI, we believe opioid treatment caused severe hyponatremia by the following mechanisms: (1) Opioids have a direct antidiuretic effect independent of changes in ADH, as demonstrated in Brattleboro rats with central DI...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592246/using-a-programmatic-mapping-approach-to-plan-for-hiv-prevention-and-harm-reduction-interventions-for-people-who-inject-drugs-in-three-south-african-cities
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Andrew Scheibe, Shaun Shelly, Andrew Lambert, Andrea Schneider, Rudolf Basson, Nelson Medeiros, Kalvanya Padayachee, Helen Savva, Harry Hausler
BACKGROUND: Stigma, criminalisation and a lack of data on drug use contribute to the "invisibility" of people who inject drugs (PWID) and make HIV prevention and treatment service delivery challenging. We aimed to confirm locations where PWID congregate in Cape Town, eThekwini and Tshwane (South Africa) and to estimate PWID population sizes within selected electoral wards in these areas to inform South Africa's first multi-site HIV prevention project for PWID. METHODS: Field workers (including PWID peers) interviewed community informants to identify suspected injecting locations in selected electoral wards in each city and then visited these locations and interviewed PWID...
June 7, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590736/ozone-and-other-1-3-dipoles-toward-a-quantitative-measure-of-diradical-character
#17
Benoît Braïda, Sérgio E Galembeck, Philippe C Hiberty
Ozone and its sulfur-substituted isomers are studied by means of the Breathing Orbital Valence Bond ab initio method, with the objective of estimating their controversial diradical characters. The calculated weights of the various VB structures and their individual diabatic energies are found to be consistent with each other. All 1,3-dipoles can be described in terms of three major VB structures, one diradical and two zwitterionic ones, out of the six structures, forming a complete basis. Ozone has a rather large diradical character, estimated to 44%-49%...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590207/an-integrative-approach-to-treatment-resistant-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#18
Luke Sy-Cherng Woon, Anita Kanapathy, Hazli Zakaria, César A Alfonso
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating psychiatric disorder that often runs a chronic unremitting course. Treatment outcomes can be unsatisfactory despite the availability of various somatic and psychological therapies. Psychodynamic psychotherapy in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with exposure and response prevention (ERP) could help patients with treatment-resistant OCD achieve better outcomes. An integrative approach can help patients gain insight, strengthen the therapeutic alliance, improve treatment adherence, and provide symptomatic relief when other treatments seem insufficient or have failed...
2017: Psychodynamic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587502/ethical-values-in-nurse-education-perceived-by-students-and-educators
#19
Mahsa Boozaripour, Abbas Abbaszadeh, Mohsen Shahriari, Fariba Borhani
BACKGROUND: Education is considered the first function and mission of the university, and observing educational ethics guarantees the health of the teaching-learning process in the university. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore ethical values in nursing education from the perspective of Iranian nursing students and educators. RESEARCH DESIGN: This qualitative study was conducted using the Thematic Content Analyses method. The data were collected from seven semi-structured individual interviews and three focus group discussions from July to November 2015...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584543/comparing-the-concept-of-caring-in-islamic-perspective-with-watson-and-parse-s-nursing-theories
#20
Akram-Sadat Sadat-Hoseini, Abdoul-Hosein Khosropanah
BACKGROUND: In the nursing profession, it is apparent that the definition of caring differs between various perspectives. This article compares the difference of caring in Islamic with the Parse and Watson theories. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we use concept analyses of Walker-Avants and compare research methods. Material used is all Islamic documents. RESULTS: According to Islamic documents, there are four major types of caring, namely, (1) God taking care of humans, (2) Humans taking care of themselves, (3) Other humans taking care of humans, and (4) The universe taking care of humans and vice versa...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
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