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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911035/content-validity-of-the-credibility-and-expectancy-questionnaire-in-a-pain-rehabilitation-setting
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Vera-Christina Mertens, Albine Moser, Jeanine Verbunt, Rob Smeets, Mariëlle Goossens
: Content validity, the proper reflection of the concept to be measured, is yet unknown for the Credibility and Expectancy Questionnaire (CEQ). It is frequently used in pain rehabilitation because treatment expectancy is influential on the outcome. OBJECTIVE: To test and improve the content validity of the CEQ in a sample of patients with chronic pain in different phases of their treatment. METHODS: A qualitative observational study design using the Three-Step Test-Interview method was used...
December 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910331/next-generation-gamma-ray-cherenkov-detectors-for-the-national-ignition-facility
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H W Herrmann, Y H Kim, A M McEvoy, A B Zylstra, C S Young, F E Lopez, J R Griego, V E Fatherley, J A Oertel, W Stoeffl, H Khater, J E Hernandez, A Carpenter, M S Rubery, C J Horsfield, S Gales, A Leatherland, T Hilsabeck, J D Kilkenny, R M Malone, J D Hares, J Milnes, W T Shmayda, C Stoeckl, S H Batha
The newest generation of Gas Cherenkov Detector (GCD-3) employed in Inertial Confinement Fusion experiments at the Omega Laser Facility has provided improved performance over previous generations. Comparison of reaction histories measured using two different deuterium-tritium fusion products, namely gamma rays using GCD and neutrons using Neutron Temporal Diagnostic (NTD), have provided added credibility to both techniques. GCD-3 is now being brought to the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to supplement the existing Gamma Reaction History (GRH-6m) located 6 m from target chamber center (TCC)...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909568/implementation-of-minimal-invasive-gynaecological-surgery-certification-will-challenge-gynaecologists-with-new-legal-and-ethical-issues
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V Tanos, R Socolov, P Demetriou, M Kyprianou, A Watrelot, Y Van Belle, R Campo
The introduction of a certification / diploma program in Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) is expected to improve surgical performance, patient's safety and outcome. The Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgical Education and Assessment programme (GESEA) and the ESHRE Certification for Reproductive Endoscopic Surgery (ECRES) provides a structured learning path, recognising different pillars of competence. In order to achieve a high level of competence a two steps validation is necessary: (a) the individual should be certified of having the appropriate theoretical knowledge and (b) the endoscopic psychomotor skills before entering in the diploma programme reflecting the surgical competence...
June 27, 2016: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909158/off-site-emergency-planning-at-uk-nuclear-licensed-sites
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Paul Leonard, Gareth Thomas
Nuclear emergency planning arrangements in the UK are continually kept under review. This work proposes to outline how experience from nuclear exercises and undertaking emergency response duties can be based on radiological knowledge of specific sites and utilised in the future. In 2014, the UK regulator, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) revised their principles for the determination of off-site emergency planning areas around nuclear sites where predetermined countermeasures and other protection measures are applied to protect those people who may be affected by a radiation emergency...
December 1, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907827/similarity-assessment-of-acoustic-emission-signals-and-its-application-in-source-localization
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Shiwan Chen, Chunhe Yang, Guibin Wang, Wei Liu
In conventional AE source localization acoustic emission (AE) signals are applied directly to localize the source without any waveform identification or quality evaluation, which always leads to large errors in source localization. To improve the reliability and accuracy of acoustic emission source localization, an identification procedure is developed to assess the similarity of AE signals to select signals with high quality to localize the AE source. Magnitude square coherence (MSC), wavelet coherence and dynamic timing warping (DTW) are successively applied for similarity assessment...
November 14, 2016: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905078/improving-the-provision-of-otc-medication-information-in-community-pharmacies-in-poland
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Anna Piecuch, Magdalena Makarewicz-Wujec, Małgorzata Kozłowska-Wojciechowska
Background An informed or shared decision-making model is desirable to support the choice of over-the-counter (OTC) medications in pharmacies: it respects patient empowerment in self-medication. Such a model is achievable provided that pharmacists are a credible, competent information source open to patient needs. Objective To study the dependencies among selected factors that may influence the provision of OTC medication information. The study was conducted from the perspective of a community pharmacist. Method The study consisted of an auditorium survey with a self-administered questionnaire...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904172/compositions-of-professionalism-in-counselling-work-an-embodied-and-embedded-intersectionality-framework
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Maria Adamson, Marjana Johansson
This article explores the embodied compositions of professionalism in the context of the counselling psychology profession in Russia. Specifically, we develop an embodied intersectionality framework for theorizing compositions of professionalism, which allows us to explain how multiple embodied categories of difference intersect and are relationally co-constitutive in producing credible professionals, and, importantly, how these intersections are contingent on intercorporeal encounters that take place in localized professional settings...
December 2016: Human Relations; Studies Towards the Integration of the Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903221/in-vitro-generated-mesenchymal-stem-cells-suitable-tools-to-target-insulin-dependent-diabetes-mellitus
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Shruti D Dave, Patel C N, Patel J V, Thakkar U G
A synergy of a pre-accumulated genes with an autoimmunity advancing to slow abolition of pancreatic beta-cells causes insulin deficiency and results enrooting insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). As per WHO data worldwide about 150 million people are diabetic and the number may rise to more than double by the year 2025. Any absolute cure for IDDM is not available yet, and one of the credible advent in the field include cell-based therapy. At this conjecture, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) seems to have a specific and beneficial characteristics due to their in vivo as well as in vitro potential to mimic a pancreatic endocrine phenotype and immune-regulatory actions...
November 21, 2016: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899241/effects-of-nitrogen-metabolism-on-growth-and-aflatoxin-biosynthesis-in-aspergillus-flavus
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Bin Wang, Xiaoyun Han, Youhuang Bai, Zhenguo Lin, Mengguang Qiu, Xinyi Nie, Sen Wang, Feng Zhang, Zhenhong Zhuang, Jun Yuan, Shihua Wang
Aflatoxins (AFs), produced mainly by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus, are strongly toxic and carcinogenic. Here, we showed that glutamine is the optimal nitrogen source for AF-production in A. flavus grown in Czapek Dox medium. Additionally, 4mM glutamine was the threshold for high production of aflatoxin B1. However, no significant impact of glutamine synthetase inhibitor was detected for on AF biosynthesis. In contrast, rapamycin could significantly suppress the glutamine inducing effect on AFs production, simultaneously inhibiting the fungal growth and conidiation...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898969/interpreting-statistics-from-published-research-to-answer-clinical-and-management-questions
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B J White, R L Larson, M E Theurer
Appropriate statistical analysis is critical in interpreting results from published literature to answer clinical and management questions. Internal validity is an assessment of whether the study design and statistical analysis are appropriate for the hypotheses and study variables while controlling for bias and confounding. External validity is an assessment of the appropriateness of extrapolation of the study results to other populations. Knowledge about whether treatment or observation groups are truly different is unknown, but studies can be broadly categorized as exploratory or discovery, based on knowledge about previous research, biology, and study design, and this categorization affects interpretation...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894197/temporal-validation-of-a-simplified-blastocyst-grading-system
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Alison Richardson, Sophie Brearley, Saran Ahitan, Sarah Chamberlain, Tracey Davey, Lyndsey Zujovic, James Hopkisson, Bruce Campbell, Nick Raine-Fenning
We have recently established the clinical effectiveness and credibility of a simplified blastocyst grading system by demonstrating its prognostic potential and the inter- and intra-observer variability associated with it. To be considered clinically useful, however, the grading system also needs to be accurate (i.e. well calibrated with good discriminative ability). This study prospectively evaluates the performance of the grading system on subsequent patients from the same IVF unit in an attempt to temporally validate the model...
November 28, 2016: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892806/wisconsin-card-sorting-test-embedded-validity-indicators-developed-for-adults-can-be-extended-to-children
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Jonathan D Lichtenstein, Laszlo A Erdodi, Jaspreet K Rai, Anya Mazur-Mosiewicz, Lloyd Flaro
Past studies have examined the ability of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) to discriminate valid from invalid performance in adults using both individual embedded validity indicators (EVIs) and multivariate approaches. This study is designed to investigate whether the two most stable of these indicators-failures to maintain set (FMS) and the logistical regression equation S-BLRE-can be extended to pediatric populations. The classification accuracy for FMS and S-BLRE was examined in a mixed clinical sample of 226 children aged 7 to 17 years (64...
November 28, 2016: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892673/survival-rate-of-breast-cancer-in-iran-a-meta-analysis
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Ghasem Abedi, Ghasem Janbabai, Mahmood Mosazadeh, Fereshte Farshidi, Mohammad Amiri, Ahmad Khosravi
Background: There has not been a general estimation about survival rates of breast cancer cases in Iran. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess survival using a meta-analysis. Materials and Methods: International credible databases such as Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed, Science direct and Google Scholar and Iranian databases such as Magiran, Irandoc and SID, from 1997 to 2015 were searched. All articles covering survival rate of breast cancer were entered into the study without any limits. Quality assessment of the articles and data extraction were performed by two researchers using the modified STROBE checklist, which includes 12 questions...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891162/nutrition-surveillance-using-a-small-open-cohort-experience-from-burkina-faso
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Mathias Altmann, Christophe Fermanian, Boshen Jiao, Chiara Altare, Martin Loada, Mark Myatt
BACKGROUND: Nutritional surveillance remains generally weak and early warning systems are needed in areas with high burden of acute under-nutrition. In order to enhance insight into nutritional surveillance, a community-based sentinel sites approach, known as the Listening Posts (LP) Project, was piloted in Burkina Faso by Action Contre la Faim (ACF). This paper presents ACF's experience with the LP approach and investigates potential selection and observational biases. METHODS: Six primary sampling units (PSUs) were selected in each livelihood zone using the centric systematic area sampling methodology...
2016: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889876/population-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modeling-of-5-fluorouracil-for-toxicities-in-rats
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Shinji Kobuchi, Yukako Ito, Toshiyuki Sakaeda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Myelosuppression is a dose-limiting toxicity of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). Predicting the inter- and intra-patient variability in pharmacokinetics and toxicities of 5-FU may contribute to the individualized medicine. This study aimed to establish a population pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model that could evaluate the inter- and intra-individual variability in the plasma 5-FU concentration, 5-FU-induced body weight loss and myelosuppression in rats. METHOD: Plasma 5-FU concentrations, body weight loss, and blood cell counts in rats following the intravenous administration of various doses of 5-FU for 4 days were used to develop the population pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model...
November 26, 2016: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889729/accurate-references-add-to-the-credibility
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Anup Mohta, Medha Mohta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888505/geographical-and-ethnic-distribution-of-mthfr-gene-polymorphisms-and-their-associations-with-diseases-among-chinese-population
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Boyi Yang, Shujun Fan, Xueyuan Zhi, Ruilan Xia, Yanxun Wang, Quanmei Zheng, Guifan Sun
Numerous studies have investigated the distribution of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T and A1298C polymorphisms and their associations with diseases in China. In this study we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of these studies (715 eligible studies in total).Results revealed that the frequencies of the MTHFR C677T and A1298C polymorphisms varied markedly in different areas and ethnicities, and even showed geographical gradients. The MTHFR C677T polymorphism was significantly associated with 42 clinical disorders (P<0...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888264/sharing-for-health-a-study-of-chinese-adolescents-experiences-and-perspectives-on-using-social-network-sites-to-share-health-information
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Ni Zhang, Michele Teti, Kellie Stanfield, Shelly Campo
PURPOSE: This exploratory qualitative study examines Chinese adolescents' health information sharing habits on social network sites. METHOD: Ten focus group meetings with 76 adolescents, ages 12 to 17 years, were conducted at community-based organizations in Chicago's Chinatown. The research team transcribed the recording and analyzed the transcripts using ATLAS.ti. RESULTS: Chinese adolescents are using different social network sites for various topics of health information including food, physical activity, and so on...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887665/in-the-eye-of-the-beholder-to-make-global-health-estimates-useful-make-them-more-socially-robust
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Elizabeth Pisani, Maarten Kok
A plethora of new development goals and funding institutions have greatly increased the demand for internationally comparable health estimates in recent years and have brought important new players into the field of health estimate production. These changes have rekindled debates about the validity and legitimacy of global health estimates. This paper draws on country case studies and personal experience to support our opinion that the production and use of estimates are deeply embedded in specific social, economic, political, and ideational contexts, which vary at different levels of the global health architecture...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885880/decreased-zinc-in-the-development-and-progression-of-malignancy-an-important-common-relationship-and-potential-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-carcinomas
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Leslie C Costello, Renty B Franklin
Efficacious chemotherapy does not exist for treatment or prevention of prostate, liver, and pancreatic carcinomas, and some other cancers that exhibit decreased zinc in malignancy. Zinc treatment offers a potential solution; but its support has been deterred by adverse bias. Areas covered: 1. The clinical and experimental evidence for the common ZIP transporter/Zn down regulation in these cancers. 2. The evidence for a zinc approach to prevent and/or treat these carcinomas. 3. The issues that introduce bias against support for the zinc approach...
November 25, 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
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